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America's next top chamber, modelled: the Senate battle
"In, America's elections just six weeks away. The most important thing to be decided is who will win the presidency. Time before. has there been a clear choice between two parties to visions to philosophies and two agendas for the future. There's never been a vision like this. Sleepy. Joe Jeff from. What pundits had been talking a lot less about is which party will end up with control of the Senate, the legislature's upper house. Attention and donations have focused on Senate races. This week is a fierce battle begins over the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader. GINSBURG. The president plans to use the power the voters gave him to make a nomination. Senators will use the power the vote gave us. Either provide or withhold consent. As we say, fifth. Republican senators are keen to get a nomination through before the elections. Earlier. In the year, the party seemed set to keep its majority but President Donald. Trump's handling the pandemic and racial justice protests have opened the possibility the Democrats could take it. In America's rigid two party system control of the Senate is a big determinant of what any government can actually get done. But forecasting which party will win control is more complex than it might seem. Predicting Races for Congress is a bit more complicated than predicting the race for the presidency. There are thirty five different races fought in different states between different candidates over different issues and often using different rules. Then Rosenheck is the economists data editor. I have spent the past few months building a statistical model that seeks to predict the results of this November's congressional elections for the House of Representatives, and the Senate in the United States and so how. Do you get past those complexities to t to model it then? So our model makes use of a few broad types of information. It first looks at the state of the race nationally using generic ballot polling as well as the president's approval rating, and if you other predictors to say, okay, we think this is going to be a good year for the Democrats a good year for the Republicans overall. Then it drills down to the state level and. says. Okay. What did we know about this Senate race before we saw our first poll of that race? Well, we know how it voted in past elections. We know if there's an incumbent or not. We know the candidates fundraising totals. If there's an incumbent, we know how they voted in Congress. We know how much experience in politics candidates have, and then the final step is to blend those prior expectations with whatever the actual polls of the race. Say, and so it synthesizes all of that information in two and overall prediction by exploring three hundred fifty thousand different scenarios for the Senate and four point thirty, five, million for the house every single day. So it conservative explore every possible universe. We can think of that this election might take and see which scenarios are most probable but the universe that we're having these elections in is one that contains what the historical data don't, which is a pandemic. That is a very good point and it is definitely a weakness. We don't know whether one party or the other will benefit from that. But I think what we can say is that it would needs some pretty large effects that would need to be consistent and systematic across states to drive the results far outside the confidence intervals that we would expect based on decades and decades of data on past elections. With those caveats behind this then what does the model currently predict for? November. The model shows that the Democrats are a clear but narrow favorite to win back the Senate and currently shows that they have a sixty seven percent or two in three chance of winning the upper chamber, and it's kind of an interesting path of how they get there because assuming that they lose Doug Jones seat in Alabama, which is very conservative state they need to flip four Republican held seats and they only lead in four states and they would need to win all four that would be something of a tall order and what are those four states what are the issues there So the Democrats have pretty clear leads in Colorado and in Arizona in Colorado Democrats have nominated John Hickenlooper is a moderate former governor. He is currently leading in the polls against the Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. The picture in Arizona is similar you have a Republican incumbent and is now facing an extremely strong Democratic nominee in Mark Kelly. WHO's an astronaut? He's raised an enormous amount of money are model certainly thinks those two are not short flip the Democrats but eighty ninety percent that range then. There are two more states in North Carolina. You have a rather unloved Republican incumbent clue has been running consistently behind, and then finally there is main where Susan Collins, the most moderate Republican in the Senate. Now faces a very tough challenge from the speaker of the State House of Representatives who is up by maybe five six points on average. So you're got a headline prediction of the Democrat chances. Here is based on those four races being cinched up I mean is that really so certain? So. The reason why the model is so bullish on the Democrats is what we're calling the long tail, the donkey's long tail. There is a surprisingly extensive list of sort of Second Tier Senate races in which Democratic candidates are underdogs, but have a realistic credible shock to come from behind and win. So that's I Alwa- that's Kansas. That's both the seats that are up for election in Georgia, Montana Alaska and South Carolina, and even Texas so in every one. Of these races, Armato thinks it is more likely than not that the Republican will win however the odds of the Republicans win all of them in the Democrats win none are not so great and if Democrats even score one or two upsets from this very wide list of targets states, their position gets a lot
Is Mitch McConnell Rigging The Game?
"Other news, there's the other branch of Congress or the other house. Of Congress. The Senate and everyone knows their Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is unshakable and ruthless, and he's going to maximize his power however cam, but it is also the case the death of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG has taken us to uncharted territory. There are very real political pressures that are going to affect how the next several months play out. Mitch McConnell does not care about being charged with the Crisi but the raw politics of this moment themselves are not uncomplicated. As it was with the affordable care act remember Mitch McConnell had a lot of bravado about that and he failed famously and humiliatingly to replace the law. Here's mayor discuss across pressures. He faces longtime McConnell Allah Gist Jane Mayer Chief of Washington correspondent New Yorker wrote an incredibly insightful profile McConnell back in April this weekend row quote from Mitch McConnell keeping a Senate. Majority matters more than the Supreme Court. Jamie. It's great to have. Let's start with that because it seems to me there's two imperatives here. Everyone says about McConnell the two things he cares about is keeping the Senate majority and being Senate majority leader. Judges the Federal Bench, and there is a way to interpret the politics of the moment that there's a little bit attention between those two imperatives. How do you see it? Well, I mean there is I mean he wants to get obvious wants to hold the majority wants to stay being majority leader. And, this is going to be the crowning moment of his career to have yet one more justice on Supreme Court here we can get him through and he's promised trump of course that he's going to have a vote on this, and so how do you do this the problem? The problem for McConnell is it's unclear if he can keep the majority in the Senate. It's a dicey election year for him. There are a number of racist. They're very close and he doesn't want to do anything that's going to hurt the endangered members of his caucus. So he's got to try to juggle the schedule in some way that doesn't put those members on the spot in a way that will hurt them. So he's the first thing he's going to do an, and surely his done is canvas. Those members find out exactly how they feel about how this this process would affect their races. And then, and then way that in terms of whether it be better have a vote before or after the election. So. It's it's. It's. It's it's tricky but he is nothing if not clever about things like this this is he he? Very early on in his career, he ran for office from a district where he hadn't been resident in residence long enough and he vowed after that, he would never again ignore the rules, and since then he's become kind of a master of the rules, the more arcane the better. And he just he loves talking to the parliamentarian in the Senate and figuring out sort of the the most devious ways to get what he wants. The most sort of obvious pressure here. Just talking about this and I think it's pretty interesting. There's a bunch of folks who are up. In who are imperilled where it's not clear That going ahead with this would be helpful them. We have a bunch of pulling out today showing majority of people oppose it. Those numbers will probably change as they converge towards the polarization and everything else. But like Cory Gardner is down in all the polls and Colorado, he's in a state that Democrats have carried. Now a bunch and plan to carry again Martha. mcsally sally is down a to mark Kelly. You know they're on the sort of aggressor side here in terms of public opinion. It does seem like they've kind of don't care. It doesn't seem like there's a jump together mentality here in terms of getting them to come out whether it was him or not a publicly for those. Well I think. He's GonNa. Be Looking at McConnell will look at each of these races and I think you can almost imagine that he's written off. Gardner in. Colorado, and makes out the in Arizona. So he's not going to change his plan just for them unless he thinks it's going to save them and you'd probably thinks it won't save them and he's already given collins kind of buy in Maine. So it gets you down to the racist that are really going to matter in this are probably it's it's probably Tillis in North Carolina, Joni Ernst in Iowa, and Danes in in Montana, and if McConnell feels that those three or not endangered by going head, he may just gun it. You know and and try try to get I think though that in addition to just thinking about each of these races and how it affects each of the races, there's something else. He's probably got to think about, which is the overall look of this thing if if it appears to the American public that he is one set of rules for Democrats and there's another set of rules he's got for Republicans here, one Senate rules for America and another set of rules for whoever trump nominates at this point, it looks like he's reading the game it looks corrupt. It looks like a naked power, grab an and it's ugly and that could actually create a backlash I think that both he and trump have to think about. It it might really bother a lot of people in this country to think that that it's it's just too corrupt game in Washington. Yeah, I. think that's a correct reading of both where the polls are and the political risks they run and I think it's notable that McConnell has committed to vote but not win and I thought. This was also notable. He wrote this dear colleague later re basically says I don't say anything don't lock yourself into position. Let it give it give us time to work over the coming days. We're GONNA come under tremendous pressure from the press to announce how he will handle the coming nomination for those who are unsure how to answer for those inclined to oppose giving nominee a vote I urge you all to keep your powder dry Dombrowski and collins. Have not heeded that but Mitt Romney said declined today saying anything I know Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania I fully expect will support moving forward. But that that to me, it was interesting because the timing here and the sort of needle to thread is not nothing I think we'll try to do it and the odds are in their favor they will. But because of exactly what you and unseeded from the political standpoint, it's not clear that this is help for them politically in the short term. I think it may not be I. Mean I think also it's going to energize the base on both sides here for and the thing is that when it comes to the energizing the base, the base that needs more energizing really is probably on the Democratic side and you've already seen it happen I, mean look at the amount of money that act Lou raise you know practically overnight a hundred, million dollars two, hundred and sixty. Now it's one hundred and sixty million dollars. Shipping shocking about money. Shocking money an and I think the other thing that it might do is from was doing some reporting two days. I think it may really energize kids younger voters because. You know they were kind of holding their nose, a lot of them about Joe Biden it wasn't an exciting. It didn't seem you now like there was that much reason to do it. Now there's a reason that a lot of young people are GONNA see they're gonNA look they're gonNa see Roe v Wade is in the balance they're going to see a four Bul healthcare act and possibly anything to do with insurance for preexisting conditions and they're looking at the future this is going to. Their. Lives for the this is a this is a decision that has tremendous implications for everybody in the country and it's GonNa be clear and so I, you know it may turn you know help turn out. The Democrats who were young. Six three Roberts court climate. Regulation jurisprudence. A. Favorable to the kinds of solutions. That are necessary. Do you think? Ultimately McConnell himself is up and I don't think he's. He's personally a lot of trouble against say, McGrath at least the pulling now but there are also just a bunch of seats that weren't supposed to be in play that really do seem like they are. There's A Texas poll that has cornyn barely up. There's a Mississippi poll out today that has. Chrissy Hyde Smith a just a few points on Mike espey. There's the Iwa Joni Ernst race I mean it's wild how wide the sort of battlefield has gotten for him to try to hold this thing together. It's it's really volatile and and and the thing is it. What it does is it puts the Republicans on the spot about they've been doing kind of a split that's broader and broader that gotta keep the trump face and and but that's not enough for in many places to get reelected, and so they've got to do is add in. The moderates the you know suburban women particularly and got a candidate here who for a nominee for the supreme court that is truly the choice of the evangelical part of the trump ace it by very much alienate moderate women in the suburbs and in other places especially over things like abortion where sixty two percent of the people in this country saver. Abortion. As keeping it legal and don't WanNa go backwards. So it's it's. It's I think it's a it's it's a it's a it's a risky thing for some ways. You people think it's all into such a gift. Not, necessarily think that's right. Read on the situation Jane Mayer thanks as always great reporting and inside appreciate it. Great to be with you.
Man charged in Black protester's fatal shooting kills himself: lawyer
"Man charged in the death of a protester in Nebraska has committed suicide. 38 year old Jacob Gardner was found dead outside a medical clinic and Hillsboro, Oregon. The Omaha, Nebraska bar owner was indicted last week on charges including manslaughter. The fatal shooting of a black man during protest in Omaha, Gardner's lawyer stood Dorner. I am angry at not having an opportunity to defend a man who acted in self defense. Jordan says Gardener suffered from PTSD after serving in Iraq and that he had a a war war flashback flashback during during the the protest protest over over police police brutality brutality and and racial racial injustice. injustice. Jim Jim Crystal, Crystal, a a CBS CBS News News
Trump expects to announce Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday
"Services have yet to be set for a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. But correspondent Karen Travers reports the Republican rush to replace her is well underway, President Trump said on Fox News Monday morning. He'll announce his Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday, and he put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to move quickly on the confirmation process. I think it should be voted on And done before the election. I think that will be good for the Republican Party, and I think it would be good for everybody to get it over with, because it's always controversial. McConnell has not given any indication on whether a vote could come before Election Day, which is just 43 days away. GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and main Susan Collins have already said they were opposed to confirming a trump nominee prior to election day. Cory Gardner, Chuck Grassley and Mitt Romney. You're said to be on the fence to more Republicans would be needed to block such a confirmation if, as expected, all of the Democratic caucus opposes the pick.
Dan Hinkley on Making Windcliff Garden
"It. So Some of the you said, you know sort of throw things at the soil and see what sticks and so forth and what I one of the things. One of the many things I loved reading the book and having known you for a long time and a little bit about the old days and so forth. That even though others would characterize you as a famous Gardner and you know an expert, all these very high praise kind of things in the book you talk about yeah? Like I'm trying to see what's going to work and some stuff's going to die and you know you're very candid about the fact that this is experimental even at your face of second big garden being a plants men having you just said, you the people who owned the House before they used to have you come prune this particular maple. I. Think you have a Master's degree in your thesis or whatever was. The Genus Acer Maple or something. So you've got some training and experience, but you acknowledged that this is an ongoing learning experience and experiment. Yes. Oh you know I. Don't think any of US call ourselves. True gardeners can can say, Hey, we finally of mastered this I mean there are there are some people out there that really have you know perfected the art of growing maybe a genus or to that of plants that are more difficult to grow but I would think any of us that are honest. With ourselves know that. You know we're still gonNA plant and too closely. Ridiculous. It is to take four inch pot and actually plant it. You know eight feet from another four inch pot. It's like that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen in my life. Of course I'M GONNA plan that three feet apart and regret it. know in three years time. So I the these are the things that I continually struggle with. This this want of density of planting and. At the same time realizing that. I making a mistake in in the process of planting. Trying to you know force. Square. Peg round hole all of those things that we were doing his younger gardeners I I admit readily to doing again on a piece of property but I you know I think that ultimately you. You do this long enough and you begin to understand some of those. You know live principles of of what makes us successful gardening excuse me a successful garden work. And I think those are the things that I took with me in class and. You know continued to try to work within those. Principles to make a garden that satisfying to me.
Back To School Special: The Little Gardener With Julie Cerny
"How did you come to right the Little Gardner and who? Who is your target audience and why? For me the the why that I'll start with the way I feel like even the book we start with the why right the idea of setting an intention and having that beat the place you go back to when you feel. a little off track or maybe a little overwhelmed or maybe over in your head or just find calm in your sense of Pirka. So the why for the Little Gardner in? To. Really is to cultivate ecological literacy this understanding that. We human and all the other life that we see on this planet would not be possible without ecological systems. And From any of us in our in our day to day. That relationship is not. Visible or it's it takes a lot of energy. To find the in to have a working and meaningful relationship with. Gardening I feel is one of the most accessible way to you know to the most number of people to form a connection to nature because very simply we all eat you food is nature nature is food and so when I. When I think about. What You know my own purpose and my own heart and operating. In. This world is to cultivate conscious connection to nature and to create joyful connections between ourselves and nature. Ourselves and each other and ourselves and ourselves and I find that gardening is a beautiful way to do that. So the book. The target, audience. Is. Really. For anyone who wants to reconnect with nature and the way it's designed for a quote unquote big gardener and a quote Unquote Little Gardner for some combination of that kind of team to work together to create a garden together and understand. That a garden. Really. Nature. It's cultivated nature but the same systems really apply. So it it serves as this. For me a distinctly. Beautiful classroom. Where those walls are broken down where we can have these meaningful relationships between ourselves nature and each other. And have those Come alive experiences, and the fact that those things can happen whether you have an acre to work with more if you have, you know a gallon bucket or an old yogurt container sitting. On a porch on a sunny window so That accessibility was really important to me. and. I. Thank you. For years I've been say, oh, now more than ever. It's important that we connect with each other. You know what? It's always going to be important that we connect with nature we. To be to be. Blunt about it we wouldn't be here without nature we are a part of it and So I always feel like it's the most important time to be reconnecting
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"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"But, my an argument against ghosts have always been like, okay. Why goes only ever come like at decreed us like why? Why haven't has no one ever been laying there was a ghost that basketball game did you see him on the tape? There was a go sit. During the day you know like a a great. That's a good stand that bet it's like. Side Ghost at the bus stop and I've always been my ghost argument but then I just had a question myself recently because I'm so all in now on aliens and then I might. My own argument is is is ruining that because again, why do people only see aliens that night in creepy times in big feel. So now, I don't even know if I can believe that but I wonder if there's a level of attention you're playing when you're scared. I'm just I'm just thinking this through I've quoted many times. It's a favorite poem of mine that's Mary Oliver Poem where she talks about seeing bare tracks in the woods, and then when you think you're endanger everything snaps into this very vivid detail. So like maybe the fear, this is a stretch though makes you pay attention and your senses become heightened and in that like meaning. There's a lot of like martial arts to take advantage of the fact of how people build reality when they're kind of half paying their half conscious. So the martial artists have manipulate the fact that people aren't really looking. So. Like when we're really looking. that. is to say like, what are we missing just in our half baked forgetting this I am chopping the mushrooms sort of base consciousness that is heightened by fear, and then help soc- things like ufo's in the sky because you have to be paying close attention to see that stuff yet because even watching the unsolved mysteries with the UFO's it's The most scared? I've been in a long time and we were watching in at night in bed at. Midnight. Small New York apartment. So the bathroom is four paces away from the bedroom. I'm typically never scared at night. I I was in this new place. I was while I was back to like the McCain watching unsolved mysteries for sure it had the same effect. But after watching that I, made my husband, walk me to the bathroom. So I mean it proves that I was just paying so much more attention in. My think when we're. freaked out. something. It freaked out more. Yeah no and. With ghosts I sort of feel like we are ghosts and with aliens we'd say we are aliens you know what I mean. So turn like bats the evidence. Like. Those are just us but disembodied? Okay. That doesn't really solve the fundamental mystery of what is us like what if there was an us but it was translucent. Okay what is being? What is consciousness? What is us like phenomenon is in that I, have an opaque arm. Puritan with no head like the phenomenon is that anything is and aliens and when people go like well it. The Universe is infinite. Of course there's aliens of course, potential. It's just like. We're just talking about the same mystery, which is the mystery of anything being. So like if this is being where else's they're being and it makes it a little bit like sex you a little bit more. Dangerous or scary but we're still just talking about like what are we doing here? The Pentagon found a UFO potentially I think our time to believe is probably now because I'm with you because I feel like. It's always like so close to some weather balloon cover up. Did I cut I cut out during my taking down the Pentagon and how they always say it's so weather balloon. So let's just enjoy the the not knowing space that we're in. Now where we think maybe they do have a USO but come on don't you know intuitively deep in your heart of course they do. Not Tell An. End Whoever whoever knows. I mean, not cool information. It's Bob Ley czar. La. Is Great Doc was a wasn't my favorite documentary but it was interesting. who was a guy who had access to the Pentagon and it was like I worked on all those things and he's been pretty vocal about it for a really long time. Yeah I WanNa be clear though this is my cheesecake factory meaning it's not a great movie. No disrespect to the people that made it. Gets you some downloads because it's worth watching? I just want you to know when you watch it that that's not like my idea. It's not capturing the Friedman what I mean it's not like A. Documentary, it's like it's like A. Ufo Fair you'll let. I know I I think I might documentary. Yeah. Now like it's definitely, the narrator is trying to be Mickey Rourke. I would if you if owes came and. Would if they already dead like it's super. Dessert and I'm like. Just get to the good part. I, feel like we're in a great place Let's do a speed round and we'll get outta here. 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"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Or intuitive. But. But now I'm learning. I think I I was like, oh. Really smart or something in an intuitive like I can tau in a couple of. When they come the dinner or something like that and I'm like, oh no, that's like I think I'm learning now that's just more of an impact and it's not always awesome. I think I just from childhood could take on people's emotions really really easily, and maybe I was associated associating some of that like. With my dry it was August really mixed up and so now. Yeah now my My spiritual side is just kind of Is more about curiosity curiosity about into who I am trying to understand my family or my friends better. What everyone at the more I get in touch with mine needs and wants I can see so much more clearly and be able to give people when I think they need and why and it feels so much better because I'm like. Oh yeah like you. You told me. You know you like to facetime instead of pets. I'm GonNa do that like an I. And I understand why you guys even if you're different than me like I'm GonNa. Make you feel good that way and just the way that you picked up on what I want and I don't know that's kind of where my weird answer but my spirituality lands. Oh, I love that answer. So interesting the more work I. DO I sort of come full circle I used to pretend to be nice and give people what they wanted or what I thought they wanted out of fear and manipulation. And the more inner work I do I've sort of come full circle to behaving very similar to how I used to behave say with my parents I've had some breakthroughs with my parents lately in large part to that loving what is book and now I give them what they want. Like A facetime call instead of tax is a great example. Because they always just want connection. And I would just do that would be like, oh, my parents are trying to. Their bleeding into my life their boundary lists they're trying to control me. I was just like is that true or? Your parents and they just want to. Talk to you, and then when I would be like, my parents shouldn't anything anything my dad shouldn't. Explain the craft of directing to me. That's what's happening though that's what he's doing this. That's what he does. Yeah, and my favorite is my parents should respect my boundaries and I'm like really they should I don't that doesn't sound like any parents I know. Arguing with reality has led me to what you were saying, which is like. Not Giving people what they want because I think I need to or I should. But because you actually want to you get to basic quiet where you're like. Wait a minute. I. Have An opportunity to forgive to heal to love to share all the things that sound like the rolling and credits reading rainbow, but I can do that. I'm going to do it. Yeah. That's how I love that answer. With parents especially, it's like, oh Need love to round obvious, but also attention it. You know it's made me an end to want to be known. You know they're just. Stop, seeing them as parents, human beings, and being like, of course, you wanted to tell me how to direct because because. You. Think you know how to direct. In person and Ach that's right and you want to hear what you said and I. When I try I can find a place. Where what he's saying? Is genuinely good and interesting and like. Thank you. That's that's great and not. So meaning, it's not phony, which is what I used to be just be like I just lie. So often I feel like maybe you can relate I would actually say the opposite of what I was feeling if something felt like an imposition or stressed me out, I'd still be like thanks so much for thinking of me. This is great like. Literally the inversion of what I was thinking but when I see them from dot to a person when I remember that just like me. They WANNA. Be Seen. They WANNA be heard. They're probably afraid sometimes they're probably alone there in their seventies their son lives three thousand miles away. There's a global epidemic there in the troubling age. They probably just want to be told like every fucking body you're okay. I love you and you and from my experience even with Weirdo parents and they are Weirdos you can sometimes just say exactly what you're thinking you can be like. You guys you know. I. Really appreciate it when you would take us to Cape Cod in the summer that really meant a lot to me. Those are some of my best memories. We don't have to wait for the death bed. You can just call them and say that. It's crazy. I know we're supposed to be talking about God but. That's what's been going on with me. So I guess I just came out. I. Think. Is is really wonderful and and you saying that Actually. Twenty because you know thinking about your parents like in their seventies alone like. Actually, they do have boundaries I mean most people alone in their seventies. You would think would be like P come here come with being with me with me with me I need like that's right. You know so they're they're not much. Are Making it so good at everything plea bag and. You are already a pro at this. You'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA love that book because that is it it sounds like if anyone's having a hard time, it's the boundary is meet a boundary in my brain like my brain is bothering me constantly with parents. CAST as them from the eighties. So it's not even Bam. Hang doing things that they're not actually doing and I know we're talking about God but this is God. Your inner reality is your reality and reality is God like. I is is one way of looking at that very troublesome word do you have an image? Of God or any any afterlife thoughts? Have you ever seen a ghost or an alien? Have you ever almost died? Well okay. So I I've been having often about growth in aliens because. I'm starting to hear all this Pentagon said, they might have an actual you follow and. I do want it to be true but. Again I just watched unsolved mysteries where it just really made. It seem like UFO's real..
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Sorry, no point six no longer some being like. Throw the MAG speed away laughing and in my head I'm like, what movie do you WanNa Watch me and that being. REEKS over dumplings or basically Farris dealers. Day sealer may off with dumplings those to win on an insure with our dump lane. And and who knows. Off To something they were laughing our food they might have. They were high eight that went back and bought it themselves I. Don't know that's it. You're doing it. You're doing it. I mean obviously when I'm explaining these things I like to extrapolate for the listeners for myself. It's fun to talk all that stuff. But I I, see you already doing this having what you did. You went from dot to a person and that always happens I am watching the car and it's turning around or I. I always wanted to take screen an instagram at it's like here's my house. Here's the restaurant and they're over here for some reason, they're like, what looks like a hobbits journey away and like what are you doing and then they get there And it's a man or woman with classes and a hat and a baggy shirt and I see how they're walking and I re I remember that's it's one of us. It's IT'S IT'S S. It's Rain someone come shows up. Drenched and with your food and right you if you had the on. Daphne, to be mad at. Really feeding you. Hear your mother there your mother's breast. Is Holy Work and it is service work and everything is Holy Work and everything. It can be service where I'm just I'm so with you DOTS DOTS to people is or cars to people are APPs to people. INSTAGRAM facebook I think welcomes a climate of judgment and vitriol and binary thinking and I know. It's not an original thought but like anybody that tweet something I don't I don't look at that anymore at least I try very hard not to someone tweets you look like the bloated corpse of of whoever and then I mad or hurt and then I'm like I know if we went on a road trip, we would fucking love each other like we love each other by the I don't care you could be so far right or you could be so anti everything that I'm. Out and I guarantee. If we spent a summer together painting a house, there's no way we wouldn't find sports betting or all the things that I've seen you doing there's a way to connect, and this is this is spiritual stuff. This is Yoga. It's like who are you without the things you identify as women comedian snl okay. All that's gone basically in a quarantine were getting a little forced spiritual retreat who are you now who you now that's the real you I don't really care. About your politics for just painting a house, can we give me just fucking drop the needle here because how we feel right now painting this house? This is our life I. Know You WanNa tell me about that formative experience you had that made you very conservative fiscally buckle that Shit's Memory Phantom. It's you worrying about this podcast. It's you projecting yourself into the past where you formulated a belief which is really just thought that you remember to think for five times a day the hats you that ghost is you I think there's something else painting the House right now. Yeah. My coffee just kicked in I'm really now. A friend of mine lost. Her dog recently and she said to me. When he would they were in the room when he was using is and she said, and then we were just looking at. Her body and it just made her remember like. We are just souls like even though she was looking at her dog, she was like they're not there anymore like. You could see it in their eyes resell. It was just like worse. Word souls in the moment foles. Yes. Wrapped in Stardust. That's it. And your dog and going this is not my dog. And the trick, and let's get into the spiritual stuff. I know you went to Catholic school the trick. As. So many of taught is to sort of die before you die to realize that this isn't you while you're still here is sort of. What what what Waking Up is? This going you could look at me my corpse and go. That's not pete. Everything I know is that's Pete packaging but if pete still in his packaging peten quotes can realize that that's not who he is that sort of that sort of the game is an. Is that. Tell me everything I've been talking so much. I really just think you brought it out in me this morning it's what I needed and I really appreciate it but I'm going to try to be a little bit more quiet now ask. You about your spiritual beliefs, your your upbringing and also. What it is now, what what you're feeling today this morning. Yeah you know I didn't grow up religious I was back ties with Grand I think just for show I don't know. Dead. But you know we didn't go to church or anything but my mom, it was always really important. Are We? Go to good schools and in my area. Or Outright Mary there were some private tried really hard to get into a private mental or Catholic. Private, middle, school, and high school and. When I first started in middle school and so many kids there were actually Catholic and they went to church every Sunday and they seem to be okay with dad or. Just had this understanding of things in this community that I never had that you know I remember the first few months my mom I think being scared like I actually wanted to convert. She was like, I, just want you to get. Kept Education I don't I don't WanNa religious daughter. You know she would say IBM. And I was like God last name is. I've never heard that. That's my. Mom. But. So I did I was I was I was curious just more in a social way I. Of course and but but yeah I. Even going to a Catholic high. School never. Never ended up becoming Catholic and and yeah, through my adulthood. have. Only. Really. You Know I. Think I always. I always maybe felt spiritual because.
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"Miami Office made at Work Sam J she's a standup can make. An. Amazing and I was just reading she just and while her special came out on that, let's amazing but I had read before I watched de That day. Like The Times an article and Nylon did an article about her and one of the things when she was talking about our stand up when she said. As she got more competent at she like. I. I trust myself and so you can trust me to like to the audience and and and. Then and I was just like also just knowing her gotten hit me so hard. And and then I watched her national and there were so many moments where she was just so comfortable like comfortable in a silence not that just like I. It just was not adrenaline at all. That's right. You can trust me. I am comfortable up here. I. Answer it. I know exactly what you're talking about and I think being like you when I watch Sam j, I was like Oh. Okay. I'm like to use your word I'm adrenaline rising my way into a state of performance and I'm like this person. It just is. It's just it's just happening. Hominy is just happening because she's. Sorry to over spiritualize Ramdas I don't know if you know who that is he. He said don't do comedy be comedy and I was like. It's it's it's it's very the Dow. Doing non doing. It's like nobody likes doing and Sam j whether she knows it or not I happen to think she's very, very smart. So she knows that this is coming across. It's like nothing's worse than like sweaty effort full. Do you like me comedy the feeling of like sometimes when I'm on stage? I. Say it's Ok Dad's Daddy's driving I. Know that sort of an absurd thing to say but I mean it in a playful way. I'm driving the car were GonNa get to you know when I say it's been so long I say if there's a disruption if there's a heckle or something weird happened I'll engage them in under talk to them in a friendly way. and. It'll get very not funny for a while no I say that the audience I go don't worry daddy's driving I'm taking the car to Disneyland you can nap in the back seat it's okay. This is happening and Adnan it. We'll be laughing again. It's all right right and. Just not putting the audience at at ease. You know you describing that and that you had a heckler and then I can see myself in that audience being like okay I mean is that is a Heckler GonNa get worse or is peaking freak out is away are to be horrible for mutual why that's right. This is GonNa be I'll never forget this. Myth. You address and being like I'm not handle I'm not. This is not Indian my world right now which you do. Having. Never done CNN I. Think for me I like now he's in his head and his feelings are heart. It's right. Now but that's that's the voice we can use with ourselves. We're back to the turbulent plane in the coffee. Something's going wrong we can say to our sounds. What's going to happen? You know what I mean? I was silly to say but I was picking up some takeout knows taking awhile. And then you just go like wait what's the problem but that step of being conscious instead of just letting your nervous system say this food is taking too long. Therefore I'm going to release a cocktail of chemicals usually reserved for a rabid baboon chasing you. But if you just say like way. Reality is a dream. I'm a guy waiting for food. This is accurate tollway how you feel in the moment is how you feel about your life. We think it's like an average like I was mostly happy today fuck that Shit how you Heidi how I feel right now, which I'm happy to say is in a flow I feel connected with you. I feel happy that people are going to get to hear this and enjoy it. I'm feeling good. That's how I feel about my life. It's not an end of the day or an and the life average where we're going to be all going like I was mostly peaceful like fuck that Shit how you feel in the nursing home at that moment that's your life. That's the only life you've ever had. that. been you waiting for your food is is so wonderful because. I had an experience recently where we ordered dumplings and you know we wanted. So. Bad. and. You know it's like thirty minutes and then it that thing happens where it's like bear close CEO but they're not moving. Up I can't. And then they turn around or finishing a delivery nearby like I. I'm sorry I didn't realize I was part of a parade you're doing. And they're not answering and wearing eating late more work, and then it seemed like they'd gone back to the restaurant maybe that we're we're all we're doing that I just like watching a little guy and we're going crazy on dumplings and we're already being growth in the enlight. Awhile I guess we're GONNA have to order. Plays? Like we're just GonNa go through this again. Because we are d like onto your brain and and then you know it's way longer than says the dumplings finally you know. An hour and a half later, and like the kid, the young kid in the car has like this girl in the car to both of them are like on the laughing..
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"If they bomb and feels unlovable. Everything kind of breaks down there for a minute and that's where the thinking comes in like. Oh now, I, just lost all the love like. It's never gonNA come back. It's. Why you know that's where the like negative self talk. I totally know it sucks to remember how fragile we can be. Would you agree with that? Maya Angelou said today's Chapelle. In this icon of class show that I love and she says you don't pick it up. Don't lay it down meaning you can't believe the praise but you also that means you also don't believe the criticism or the hate. And I was like that's that's the guy drinking coffee on the airplane. and. There is something very enlightened about like. I'm glad you liked that sketch. I did it because I love it, and I'm inviting you to love it and isn't it great that you loved it? But like I know who I am apart from whether or not it works and isn't correct me if I'm wrong. Isn't snl the place for that. 'cause how many? Brilliant unbelievable sketches bombed on that show with that pretty bad hot ticket from a stockbroker favor from the owner of the puck and cheap Scott me taken and you're not comedy fans. You just wanted to say you went audience I'm thinking about. So many of my favorites and I'm just like where are day you know I'm not saying that scare you observe obviously that wouldn't scare you I'm saying like it's a great place to practice like I. Know that was great and time will tell and people will find yes and I think even like you can get so down on yourself My. Husband even said the other night I was telling him. I sketch that I had gotten caught last year after dress rehearsal. That was like the sting is one of the year it was just the one that like. I felt like I. Let everyone down because I was like everybody at work really liked it, and then they must've been like hobbits she didn't. She didn't pull. It offers I had. An. My husband was just like, Hey, also lake. Just getting in Scotch to address or her I think he'd forget what a big deal that is and I was like no I know I was just trying to be like, yeah. No, you're right. Like when someone's like yeah. But you're on your, you know yeah, I know I know. But. You is saying that and then he was like they believed in it so much the. Thousands of dollars to build out for it and Oh Like. I do need. To shift my thinking a little bit and Throughout the whole process, there was a machine has to happen in a week but like there wasn't sinful blog about it, they did love it. and. Of course and I am obsessed with this. Spiritual teaching name, Byron Katie, and I'm going to keep this brief because I've been talking about her a lot on the show but she's all about just investigating your your thoughts, right so you had the thought. They cut the sketch because I didn't pull it off right. And you were sort of doing it naturally she just wants to slow that process. Danny just go is that true but even establish pause and saying is back true is. So. Much of from what I can tell that is what being conscious person is that's what being a mindful person as you had a thought and I have them all the time. Please don't think I'm explaining this telling US something that I'm trying to embody currently Heidi, it's like They. Net flicks doesn't want my special because it's not good. Or whatever it is. I haven't even because of covid that hasn't even happened yet, but I'm already worried about it. Is that true? Can you even imagine reality and of course you can. You're creative person where they cut it for a time where they cut it because it was a cooking sketch and we already had a couldn't there's a billion, a billion reasons and yet our brains are fucked up rains that don't know any better. We'll lean into the one that has a reaction, and then that's the second question is how do you feel when you believe that they cut the sketch because I didn't put up I feel bad. I feel ten how you act when you believe it I unless confident I'm I'm scared. Then the the the last one is, how do you feel without it? How would you feel if you didn't have that thought and you just pretend you just you feel like you're your pores or your sinuses clearing it's like fresh air washes into you literally close your eyes and go what if that's not true. What if I dropped that thought and you just? Oh, it's. Like an M of enlightenment it's not the full thing but you just eat this little eminem and I've been doing that. I because you have anxiety. Sorry to get on a tear. About a podcast I recorded and you might have that after this one. I don't know. But you get like a vulnerability hangover. Oh, I should talk about uncle add a lot or whatever. You're in bed. And you're like, it's four. Am Your baby's kicking you visit me. And unlike house, the pockets can go and you try and get to the thought that's really causing you the problem because the podcast isn't causing the problem it's the my thought about it and my thought was If I can't be happy unless I know how the future will be. Sort of laugh you is that true? It not true. The opposite is true I. Don't want to know how the future is going to be. I don't even want to know how people are. GonNa receive this podcast I wanna live in uncertainty and aliveness I wanna be surprised when root beer float wins the draft. That's what we call life. That was you with your sheet getting people to bet on the teams we like uncertainty but I was holding onto a thought that I need to control the universe. Another thought is I know what's best for the world like I know how reality should be is even true. I have already talked about like the pain that we've experienced led to this growth led to this wisdom led to this talent. We don't even know but like stopping and pausing and investigating the thought if any of that sounds cool, you should check it out. It's called level. Loving. My Alley because we're getting along. So well, I'm like, I think you might be like me I think you might love it. Forgive me for going on a little tangent there. Now I love that I you know I was Thirty. Minutes before doing that five I was just trying to eat lunch, which was, which is the good thing to do at the present thing was again nourish yourself.
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"You have cats your introverted leaning I know everybody's complicated. But yes, leanings and your early bird leaning I know everybody's complicated but you're you like the mornings. Tell me what the lifestyle of SNL are you gelling with it and is it difficult? I? Mean it seems so social it seems I know my j it's like it seems like he would love like late nights shooting the shared nowhere else to be in that good way in that real comic way And then I'm like, what would I have been there? I feel like I could faked at do you feel like you've risen to faking it into the lifestyle? Yeah. I you being a people believe there of course, say in it as far as being like you know I knew the first the first cover writing may you know like I have? All night long and I knew that I was like I'm going to do it. But like any time with that same group of friends that we've had a movie night and trying to stay up all night long like as an adult you like Peter out at three. Am Your time was just because they three three yeah that's. I remember being like I, have this job now and I'm GonNa Peter out at three. Am What am I GONNA do? I made it all night and you know I continued got. My whole season I do pull a lot of. superlight early morning nights. But I made a boundary for myself. It's like. Okay yes. Like I'm GonNa do this and maybe the light crazier sketches get written at three am but like, Hey, I'm a better writer at two PM period. Life. So. Even if I know that like most people don't get in to the opposite till like four thirty, either I'm going early our embassy in right at home and And just and just know that brought myself. This is the best snl answer I've asked everyone. That's that's been on the show on the show. This question how do they vibe with? Forgive me listeners that I al- I'm always curious. It's like it doesn't seem conducive to me. You said two PM boom perfect or morning morning before all your anxieties have shown up before all your identity is shown up before all the things you're supposed to do I crack your dreams are still sort of bleeding into your consciousness. Right Gimme that over five am and I've been up all night and I'm like I don't know maybe a thing where guys Dick is a typewriter I don't need that. And so square but I've never talked to somebody on the show. There was like I'm just GonNa do it this way that's my boundary I really think that's great. Yeah. been been good for me to just now that that. Yeah this to admit that about myself that. Maybe I'm not the best four am writer and. And that is okay. Yeah I want. Malcolm glad. Well, speaking of Old Malki glads to do a chart of the best sketches you you mentioned, get off the shed, the Great Will Ferrell Sketch. which was in his audition. Which means he probably came up with it at the groundlings. Which means he probably? I'm just GONNA. Favor myself and be like I must be right which means you probably didn't write it in for fucking am. I want the data I want a draft, a sketch draft data. I know you love Kristen Wig. The flirting expert I think is what? Of all time and I'm like I want wig if I get kristen on this by Podcast, I'll ask her what time was it. To that too I mean that's that's the most fun thing about. How many hero copying that on the show it's like anytime there on. Eating interview a podcast like just having not even if you find out the answer time, she wrote that I need to know because right such good data so. So inspiring informative to like Oh, they did it this way or you know I heard? Bill Hader on. Armchair expert and he was just talking about like. How much anxiety he had like before before the show which you wouldn't necessarily think he's just so competent and so good but like catastrophic thinking the like. And just to hear. In. That wasn't the only thing I related to their cell much but it was just like a whole. Different experiences can be happening at the same time. I think that's what our job is. Now you read j Moore's book. Gasping for air time. It's good I. Enjoyed I. Like snl lower. But he was struggling with anxiety the whole time so much so that there's a sketch you can watch it's a Matt Foley Sketch and you can see Jay's hand is in his pocket and the reason he has his hands in his pockets because he's grasping a quantum because he thinks he's going to have to take it during the sketch because he's having a panic attack basically. You know it's terrible. With there's also so is bill haters catastrophic thinking yet when I hear it, we can take the these negative experiences and see ourselves in the know that we're not alone is what? Know. How? How do you deal with that? When you're? Correct me if I'm wrong, SNL seems to be old school in the sensitive. Feels like our fathers became a TV show and our fathers are like. We're just GONNA throw you in the pool because that's when the best swimming happens in some of me and you I don't mean woman I mean Feminine Energy. I. Just mean a little bit more grace inflow and emotions of are just like can't we write it to and aren't the digital short sort of the best thing on the show like. We do more of those like. There's this other necessary counter energy. That's like, no, I think I'll be cutting that and then bringing it back and then throwing it on its feet because it's like this classic show business like show business is overcoming panic. And that brings us out. That's why. Jordan was better when he was playing the rival team or hid build those narratives that this guy thinks I'm not shared or whatever. But how how are you dealing with your own catastrophic thinking? How how does that balance how well I think that? It's kind of Nice to have have grown up in like kind of fighter flight wasn't nice but like the. Survival where you're just like, okay it's if I'm getting thrown in I'm going to fight as hard to like stay in the school and like stay afloat and and not even really question it just kind of since you've been thrown in so many times. Yeah, this is normal. This is normal and. What it is, it's not our fathers. It's are traumatic childhoods became. It's like are unresolved psychological issues. The good side of them became an environment to grow really great comedy. Yeah and people like Kristen and will were those guys were those people that I could be wrong but I've heard stories about will that just like? Weren't phased by it like even if something bombed that just be like well, that wasn't very good whereas I think you and I. If I'm getting a sense of you correctly are like, wow, this this is more of a pressure cooker for me. Yeah. I feel like I. Can I can do both I can survive but that that part that..
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"Okay. Whoever put that in is the IT CLOWN pennywise. I believe. So they're currently drinking one of those disgusting Syrup Wax with the taste of wax on your teeth where you bet it off. No not those ones. Oh I'm sorry a lot. So they actually have like two colon gummy. Forgive me still bad. Still the crown and bad I heard you say, I, totally agree I will eat those I heard you say you love dummies was yours sour patch kids was at your nomination. I, I had to with your partner. You guys have one pick. So that was one of the ones that I let that have because personally I would actually picked Sarah, patch, modern mellon or trolley our crawlers sour. See Valentine. We're just talking about this everything. You like even no matter how superficial it is informs a lot I feel like Malcolm. Glad. Well, could write a really good book about like if you love those. Circle shaped. One side is like a peach colored gummy and the other side is like a sour patch kids sparkly gummy. And they sell them in those gold and clear bags at checkout at CVS. That candy if that's your favorite, tells me something else then the kid who with his family walked up the beach to the candy shop in New England. You know what mean I don't even if you love Salt Water Taffy and closed like I know more about you. socio-economically, I know more about your family I know about like all where you vacation, there's a lot going on in these choices, which is why I think they're so personal to people begin even that is comes down to like connection like what juices you grew up with like. What drinks you grew up with So I I can see why people might get heated on this and we tried Zevon I thought that the way to go with the draft was to try to try to pull it people's in Sal jet. So it would be our favorite thing but we were also like really being like a once they hear this in its Harks, their nostalgia and. What we missed with it was Ardennes Algebra and we had so much fun thinking of things like when we did. Frozen treat. I kept on like having the image of exams like we're. He's Klondike bars really good and he was like. Think. So but I was like. To tell you the truth I. Think I thought when I was little conduct. Rich food. Really. mean. The silver package, it looks like you're unwrapping a bar of silver. No I was like, why do I keep wanting to say that he's conde bars are the best street frozen treat ever and I was like I probably had them once and I was little in down was no. I was like a net frozen nestle crunch far. That's what it is and you remember the new that's what you meant by the way. That's what you meant because crunch free ice cream crunch buyers are incredible incredible and I haven't had one. In or seen lime and like over twenty years. Yeah. And I said that in bed and the second as that he was like on and remember the last bit of chocolate on the. Yes, you don't have to say popsicles Dick I know what you're talking about teething off, ut it off. And he and I were freaking out about it and we were like, yeah, we got it like everyone's going to vote on this one. And when we like set are picking the draft, it was kind of like you. Can..
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I, I would never have a bad day again and. Even if it was a bad day at work, it was like. When I got the thing, you know like I'll always. Feel good. I hadn't. I hadn't even gotten close to in touch with like. Foul, from my couture. What a beautiful just interject. What a beautiful teaching I don't mean to make it again. So Super Bowl but like. I've heard you mentioned that you love Jim Carrey. And I love Jim. Carey Jim. Carey said, I, wish everybody could have their wildest dreams come true. So they could see that it's not the answer. So You keep going where you were. Yeah I. It's it's just like a great metaphor across my whole life that I don't think at this point. It's about adding more things. It's actually about taking them away so that I can really. Find who I am and the simple things that. That do make me happy that recharge me then allow me to go enjoy my job, which is awesome in and out. Of course so much fun and what I WANNA do but if I If. I don't have the innards. WHO You. With Withstand it like. It's anything. Really Rob. So. So that's thin. That's been really cool for me and one of the things I like break down to. Simple. Things will when you're in the simple moments in childhood which I know we didn't have much but when I really audibly of like. When I started going back to like what are the things when I was a kid that I would just do on my own why did I like to do like? Why did I decide on my own like typically that staff is same. That makes me happy today. and. So those are the things that just feel. So good and the people who either are still friends with from childhood or the friends that like I've made that remind me of home it's like. The bath? What are those things? and. Gets. One. Of those things in sports. That was actually something why played when I was a kid I play basketball and that was the thing that. You know my my mom had his boyfriend who we would always go over to his house on Sundays either to watch NASCAR or football. And it was just the biggest bummer like when we started going name was Nehal. Will. Neal anime at another ETA in my life. Seen you know a seven-year-old like I don't WanNa go spend all day on Sunday with my mom's boyfriend. And sometimes, my brother would be me sometimes he wouldn't I. It's like. But. He didn't add. Can I say even that? Irregular. Sorry irregularity is sort of less pleasant than if he was never there or if he was always there like you have to be like is he going to be there to help or not I know that feeling? Yeah I I had to. So that's where I learned how to love football. It's like we were watching games all day long and I was like, how do I make fun? So once I learned how football was playing Ben I would start doing bat betting where I. Get all the Games of the day I get two dollars from I'd have meal was GonNa win every game I'd have remained at I'd have my mom. And knee the pot was like twelve bucks and you know I had to do. It kneels where I was just like, okay. This game checking in on this game, they want circling it if. You know someone got four dollars and and I fell in love with sports that way and you know. Deal, with my mom's boyfriend and so. Then like getting into the NBA and Friday that is beautiful. Over that that is that again. Some alchemy you know I, it was it wasn't just passing the time and speaks to the improviser in you and the and the collaborator. Partner that you are that you were finding a way to unify what I don't like about sports and I put this in my book was I thought it was going to be me and my dad hanging out at the ballpark like and it's sort of was but like You'd be facing the field I thought we were GONNA turn towards each other I wanted to just I liked my mom I wanted to gossip I wanted to like half joke but my dad wanted to watch the game and I was like so we're facing field not talking like I. This is not what I expected. So you realizing that there was not a lot of connectivity there but finding the game I mean that's what good Improv is find the game. You literally were like, all right. In this scene I, am the unhappy. Daughter of the guy of the woman that this guy is dating how awkward and his roommate okay I'm GonNa. Change. It I'M GONNA I'M GONNA use my skill to have some agency I. Mean this is like The secret of one of the secrets I think to maintaining anxious life is is is realizing where and when you have agency even as a child. But even in any situation, where can you sort of just gently impose yourself to it yourself? You were vanishing. Vanishing and. Way, they seem to like it when there's betting. I'm just celebrating just saying like. It really captured something that I relate to so hard. About what it feels like to be a kid and a success as a kid so that that's really cool. Yeah, you know the. Kind of and sometimes they do have a little the empower once my mom one thing I became like big football fan Then my mom thought she would take me it was the chiefs home game she would take Houston's restaurant you're not that is. I think I. is it a chain? The chain. It was begging Kansas City and actor home games. She slayers ago there for drinks. And so she right in the chiefs game when an to take drive me to heat his best. I was going into the bar as it's not your cocktail Napkins and my mom's black men and get. She's autograph. Oh. My God..
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"What would I think I was like four and a half ever five what was enduring can I just first of all, I, would do Robin Leach is well because it was a great starter impression. It's sort of easy even if it's off people standing away what you're doing. and. Oh God. What was I thinking? I know I'm so tired from the baby. Forgive me she. Okay. Three to five just kicking basically taking me. When I see someone, tell me if you relate to this, that is the age that I was when I was doing my robin leader, you're doing rambling too. It's like four and a half I almost can't even. Get in touch with how young I was meaning. I didn't feel that young. I felt like I feel sort of now and then when I see a kid who was the age I was when my parents were fighting so much that I was like, Oh, I'll sing the Mr Belvedere theme song just to stop them from talking. Drake's on the China. I would do that. But then when I see seven year old kid I go, that's how little I was when I was. Doing the checkbook, balancing the emotional checkbook bouncing of how does dad feel? How does mom feel? How do I feel it? Can I do eat? Is I'm not trying to. Green Light, your you know yourself but yourself love it's like having that compassion fears of them being like Holy Shit, we were baby kids. Inheriting those. So many feelings that I found were just not my own I could tell oh God. ICTY. Where was the room if I can put us in the same pot here? Is.
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Was just how my mind works I. Just thought it was. I. Caught it the last couple of years the thing that's almost helped me the most was hearing or reading just that your thoughts aren't facts and I was like what? Heidi, you are killing it if I could summarize what I've learned from so much like mystical study or whatever. It's actually a bumper sticker is don't believe everything. You think I'm just like that is it we think we are our thoughts and our brains are so wrong. They're they're not even rooted in reality they're not even rooted in your well being now worrying is a survival technique that used to maybe be a little bit more useful when we were roaming the plains and there might be a Sabertooth or whatever it kept US alive. You'll have this mouth I know you know this this malfunctioning lower brain that still saying it's not safe to be calm. It's not safe to become and I'm with you to speak a little bit more about that. I thought it was normal to be anxious where you anxious kid like what's an early anxious memory an early anxious memory I was just always. Tense something bad's going to happen and and I think it and I carry this to this day. But I think pleasure for me or easy and relaxing end like thing it. Backs up against the wall on some some. This is this is what I thought was funny when we can. Actually it was it was. Mortifying when I was a kid. By all, this is my name. So and this. Carried through life. So when I was younger, I had this really funny uncle uncle add just hilarious the most fun whenever I visit him off and when he came to visit US hilarious. But for some reason, my mom and uncle add plan these things where they would show up to my school I'm already out. All of the day not. In the middle of the day I'd be like you know. Being on the computer from name and I would just here trumpet. Ankle collide plays the trumpet and I was like uncle and he's about to performance through class and I mean I just think like the class would love it. It'd be like Hulk. Glad you're awful here like maybe laughing at me but loving him but like laughing that this is happening to me and like and my mom and they had elaborately land on my uncle's laughing in my mom's laughing and Dinner. Later, and everyone's still remember how mortified you were and like. I. Just like. A meter is it. My God this is where get your husband in the room this. I always make this comparison. This is your radioactive spider bite business when you really started like honing the superpower of turning humiliation into a fuel to like I'm as Mark Sharon says I'm going to control how you're laughing I. Know you're laughing at me but now I'm GonNa. I'M GONNA comedic is it. So it was a lot of that which is always an an honestly bat with. It was mortifying I think there was other chaos when I was. Just. Felt like my shoulders were up and do something was GonNa Happen You. Know we'll something was gonNA Happen Heidi. Uncle, ed, can we need a couple of follow up cues on that? This was the teacher didn't know. What I want to say that I feel like one time teachers were to and I was like what is going on? Why is this aloud why? Like I wasn't a breath day and like why why isn't allowed that? We use that fifteen minutes to school taste. Oh. My God and what was Uncle Ed's story? He was what were they like groovy where they like nothing serious like you should just be playful all the time where they pranking you like, what was their attitude the best you? Me and my uncles. So playful joyful and I think it was just like this is on and. And yes. It was loving. He he was like I. Love Heidi I'm GonNa make her day better. Yeah. Yes and An An and I love having him in Tau you know it was just. It was this weird thing that would anyone come once a year so I can't. I can't and one time he an after look care. I was in after school care and. The least after but I would like we have these them actor slow teachers that were like they were always like cool. Young dudes granted I was in second grade. I was looking anything but like you. Cool eighteen or nineteen year old in Lancashire Islas probably trying to bring up I game like fourth grade just to interact with these guys of course. So I'm like. Playing ladders with actress schoolteacher and trying to have a good conversation and like I would see out of the corner of my eye. Like. What I thought was the Ninja. And I was like now you're seeing things and then yeah man in all black crawling around doing. And I might if I'm on. I am dying this an after school teacher was like. Wait what or who? Owns this man and then it's my uncle add he's. Allowed to pick you up like. Wait these relative injure. That culminated in show. What were you gonNa say yeah and then the other after school going. Back I mean it. It became a lower. Was We end was a small school. Think I am dead? We could end the podcasts now and everyone would be like you know I know there's like four hundred episodes you should start with the Heidi Gardiner episode just glad stuff. That's all we need. It steadily informative of became I. Think too. Because you. You did have to do sort of social gymnastics to make this very abnormal thing normal. Now, because I'm a kind of goes back to the guy, drink the coffee on the plane there is a Heidi I think it would have been impossible to ask a young Heidi. They could have just been like I know it's weird but it's happening like you know what I mean. I also love it but like barring that, we have.
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I guys enjoy Heidi Gardner the fantastic. The wonderful. I so enjoyed this chat I. Hope you do to get into it. Hello. I e. Right off the bat by voice cracks and Doric. On again, I'm so sorry I'm embarrassed an unthreatened invulnerable. I'm nervous to. Click Bay. Gotcha podcasts. Really, get me they sent you as a fake guest. Yeah. Actually had a dream about that. Oh there's what are your cats I starting three cats. Yeah. Copy Nair Cubby, bear. You're not from Chicago. Though. No and I didn't even make the connection my mom from Chicago, but it works out because she my mom likes the name it does work out so you can sort of benefit. If she thinks you're a cubs fan. But I love the you have cats I I am a cat person. My wife is allergic to cats. But I I like the tell me about it because I. Feel like it's under appreciated animal that teaches subtlety. And a great animal for comedian because you have to earn it, it's not dog that just gives you a dog is a studio audience. It's all juiced and like there's a warm up guy for the dog inside the dog. is his own warm but a cat is is sort of like it like Lorn and I'm not even trying to force that it like has like cat, energy. Rise me that you like cats but tell me about it is a great place to start. Hello Nice to meet you tell me about your cats means you tell and so I have three cats. Marshall Copy, there and tweety. Two of them are teen years old and wanted them is ten years old is tweak year. This is I don't know how to asses it does he struggled with Catman for something would what is why is he called Wiki? And because she's a tweaker ever since we got her, she just It's like she'll. She'll relax into a whole connell and then and then she wakes herself up like she tweets you just can't. Literally Drake's. That's fun. And I yeah I love them. I. Find Them To. Support on my God, I'm going to run for food. Yours. Close. Hold on again. They're like. You were saying their support their like emotional support emotional support. Especially, during this time of being endorsed so much. Eleventh for my cats and my husband but mostly. Yeah. I think it would have been so much harder like In the dark days of quarantine it also, it's actually nice. Just focus on them and watch them like I have nothing else to. Be Present with a cat. That's IT I. Mean I know it sorta sounds silly because it's a cat but I don't think it's silly at all I think I can feel you not wanting to be like it's giving me meaning. But of course, it's giving you meaning either people getting meaning from their plants at this time like we're having a rich inner reality like literally inner in your home. You have something. That literally a scratching at your face to get you out of bed defeat it that's like what we're sort of missing. We used to have our jobs commutes, our routines even the GM could be something like that for people not me but it could be for some people. So I I feel that way about my daughter but I don't think you're having the same experience I'm not. I'm not saying that to include you I don't think it matters if it's a daughter or a baby or or a cat I'm sorry. I think having meaning is having meaning. So that doesn't. Is Everything was. adrenaline. Base a little bit before I'm sure even like. With with kids like. I have a kid and you have your work and you're. You're you're trying to be present in your candidate just to adrenaline adrenaline. That's right. Yeah and now there's there's no fear factor. There's no like I got to do the only twenty minutes. I had a rough one last night. And my baby got a very early this morning but there's no rush. It's not like. It's actually sort of helping with parenting because I'm like, okay after a feed you but it's not like I have to feed you and then I have to get in the car I feel like meet the nanny I wanna go ahead and say something weird and see how you relate to. I even like. Food and I'm realized like post mates or whatever or a grub hub and I'm like. I realized that the even that being a part of your lifestyle ads just point zero, five percents stress getting the door getting the food I know it's such a privilege problem but anybody ordering a pizza it's just like knowing someone's coming to my house. Speaker said this before. So I enjoy the simplicity like your take care of the cat I'm taking care of the baby and we're ordering way less food were just cooking and staying at home. It's like I always say it's a little house on the prairie. Are you enjoying bat kind of lifestyle? I am inviting that. Even with the food this week I. I was making my lunch which I don't do a lot because it just feels like that's the middle of the day. Thing to ignore. But I was chopping mushrooms in as violence chopping mushrooms I was like going through whatever else needed to do this economic staff night. This is so simple in. You know see if you judge me on this. how about How about the whole time I do this I just repeat. In my head on chopping mushrooms on chopping mushrooms get had to hear that is so my that's so up my alley were being mud right now that's how up and Allie. I or bring your husband. He's a comic book writer and. We're. So my alley, our parents are being shot and will become the Batman. The. I, I think your husband is Bob King Telhami I said. That's a wonderful mindful, and again, I'm not just buttering bread here if people don't know how to be mindful or how to enjoy something simple. I've literally I didn't make it up I. saw it on Youtube or something but just saying what you're doing I'm walking up the stairs I'm walking up the stairs or I'm washing addition washing a dish keeps you locked into what you're doing And I tell me in the mushrooms did it sort of unlock some of the vity some of the vibrancy even a mundane task? Yes and especially even mushrooms were cut you know I've some Greens than there were green peppers tomatoes. But because I had been focusing on each thing, even my bites were different I was like I just WanNa taste the mushroom I don't buy everything right now and And Yeah it just presents a at least for me. I struggle with and I'm realizing so much of it is just future thinking so. I am going back based. On I'm doing man we've jumped right in and I love it I just want to agree with you on two levels. One is that when you cook something yourself, you eat it way. I've I've never made myself Burrito. At really like who the playful relationship between the spinach and the rice or whatever it is. kind of a boring healthy omelette. Brita make but that's completely true and. You just said like such valuable thing for me I also have anxiety. I think everybody alive. That's that's I. I'm not sure there's there's some I was one time a very turbulent airplane and I thought we were going to die and the guy next to me is drinking coffee. So not all of us have anxiety. Guys sometimes. I think you do it. Do you mind me asking how old you are. Now I'm thirty, five, I just turned thirty I think we're still in the running you know what I mean. I think we can do it I think it's not too late like the the tracks aren't so stiff that we can still become the guy you're. He's sort of a hero. I'm on a turbulent airplane I'm falling for the belief literally believing a false story that worrying about the plane crashing is going to help it not crash. It's a full medieval superstition. Certainly linked to my religious upbringing. So like my concentration and my panic is somehow keeping claim a lot and this motherfucker is like. I love coffee. The End. This is the best part of way. Cutting out I'm cutting and I'm back. My Wonderful Soldiers Got Along gated. So it's like arrest went when. Sometimes the Internet glitches help us out. Yeah. But you said it and I hope everybody listening. If they struggle with anxiety the, it's realizing recognizing for me. It's recognizing a a false belief or re recognizing that you've projected yourself into a future that that isn't even real. So you've got yourself doing that like worrying about future hiding. Yeah, and and you know the biggest. This is again these but you know to overcome anything I think the awareness of having I've never I never knew that I even had anxiety because. That.
"gardner" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
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New Apple Store in Singapore appears to float on water
"Apple has hundreds of physical stores died around the world serving as storage repair centers and community hubs where people can learn to be more creative. Until now, though none of these glistening apple macos have been built on water and as a straight times reports, the company is confirmed plans to open a dome shaped store near the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore we don't know when the doors will open but spokesperson said it's coming soon, it will be a space for you to explore connect in create something new an official teaser site explains. It looks like according to the Archie Gardner reports. The story is replacing a Shard Shaped Crystal Pavilion that once House a nightclub apple has rebuilt the structure with glass panel that were reflect Singapore's skyline during the day and glow like lanterns at night, and they have pictures that go along with it like the original Crystal Pavilion, it will be connected by. And Underwater Tunnel that connects to a nearby mall. So this'll be kind of interesting This eye-catching Dome will be the Third Apple Store in Singapore as two more.
2020 Democratic National Convention Kicks Off
"To the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Uniting America they unconventional convention being beamed out through a series of online video links. From the original host. Sitting in Milwaukee and salsa. Big speeches last night from the former first lady Michelle Obama and the man Joe Biden paid to get the party's nomination. Senator Bernie Sanders joining us live this morning from Wisconsin political reporter Bill Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Good morning. Good morning. How are you today? You know what we're living The cove in life is I say we're all hanging in there. Right? So, Bill, I want to ask you this in the times this morning. I like this assessment of the Democratic Convention. First night, Part telethon, part zoom meeting part outdoor concert pasted together with awkward Segways and underpinned by a dire sense of urgency. What was your take on night number one. My take on night number one was it was from everywhere. Almost but Milwaukee, obviously, because of the cold it pandemic. There are no events here. There's a small studio in which Some local speakers will speak out. I was inside there with Glenmore, the U. S representative from Milwaukee. I was among 22 people in that room. And you know the hope was that there would be 50,000 people visiting Milwaukee during the convention. Obviously called it crush that dream. Yeah, it certainly did. In fact, Hima Walking didn't even have enough hotel rooms to cover all of the delegates. Some of them were going to be housed as far away from you as Chicago. But here's what I found interesting yesterday and you can kind of give me your take on this while this convention was about to get underway prime time last night. The president was hopscotching all over Thea permit to us. He was in Ah, Minnesota. I think it was in was guns for a little bit of time. How is this playing politically in terms of sort of the counter programming that the president's trying to Dio Well, he's trying to do it. He's a ferocious campaigner. As you know. His son Eric, will be in Milwaukee Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence will be here Wednesday in southwest southeast Wisconsin. So you know they're trying to put some counter programming in. It will be interesting to see if that works. And of course, Democrats are still haunted by 2016 when Hillary Clinton did not campaign here during the general election campaign.
Business Is Booming At National Parks
"Standing outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardner Montana you could tick through about two dozen state license plates in the time that it takes you to drink a coffee. That is normal in the summer. What's not normal is the people driving those cars doing stuff like this we rented a van and it has a Florida license sag but I put a sign in the back window that said we are not from Florida. Lynn Hunter and her family are from Kansas, your that Kansas, even grandson, Noah will tell you. Don't want anybody think we are same goes for just about any place that's been in the news recently for having spikes in Cova Cases Families like the hunters are driving national parks like yellowstone in droves right now, king to escape from wherever are trying to salvage a summer of stress and they know that it comes with risks we were scared to come really we've been planning it for a long time. So here they are at one of the country's first national parks and they're happy they did thing is the same is true for about one point five, million other people since mid-may Ricarda, raise, and his family are from North Carolina. Made. It will be a kind of a little bit but a lot of people out there over the last couple of weeks the number of cars entering the Gardner entrance at Yellowstone National Park are higher than they were at the same time. Last year restaurants have long waits rafting companies are struggling to find workers and fly fishing guides. Richard Parkes owner of parks fly shop says too bad anglers. There's just as many people casting for Yellowstone Brown or cutthroat trout as there's ever been before I. Think we're getting some people that are just refugee ing Outta those places that's great for his bottom line park says he makes between eighty and ninety percent of his annual earnings between June and September. But at seventy seven years old, it's also a bit worrisome. I'm official old. Flood. Is. One of the people inherently more vulnerable than others and I get a little nervous when? Some mob of people running in. No Mash, no apparent care of how many people showed in the place but that's the dance he's having to do yellowstone brings in more than six hundred, million dollars to its surrounding communities every year most of that in the summer nationally visitor ship to national parks generates more than forty billion dollars annually, and so even while there are concerns particularly around rural parks like yellowstone that outsiders may be bringing in more than just. Their pocket books during the pandemic it's a risk that many are willing to take and so foreign yellowstone it seems to be paying off definitely get for the business community I think that you know in May they may have thought that they might not make it through the end of the year, and now they're seeing record breaking numbers juries. PETKOFF is the executive director of Garner's Chamber of Commerce so far she says only. Two Park employees and three visitors have tested positive for COVID. She sure some have gone undetected, but the numbers thus far are encouraging. Typically visitation goes way slower October. So we only have more months to make it through. So I think everyone has kind of holding their breath and just hoping the community spread doesn't happen I. Don't think I've ever been in a summer that I wanted to end as quickly as this one. Camp Shali Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. There's not a day that I come to work where fearful of multiple employees testing positive for having symptoms yellowstone like many national parks around the country is limiting its services this summer to try and protect employees and visitors closing campgrounds in some cases or visitor centers. Social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged outside of the post office yellowstone's headquarters to mask bear statues serve as a reminder. But the National Park. Service overall has not mandated face coverings. Charlie says most visitors are doing a good job of protecting themselves and others, but not always. So He's urging people if you're sick. Are you have symptoms or you're not sure do us all a favor and don't come to the park or anywhere else for that matter Nathan Rot NPR News Gardner Montana.
Philadelphia Phillies Return From Layoff With Loss To MLB-Best New York Yankees
"The Phillies 62 there in the seventh and just got back under way after a rain delay. But by that time, Brett Gardner, Geo or Shelagh and D. J. Lo Matthew. They all hit homers while starting pitcher Gerrit Cole gave up one run on five hits. A tropical storm. Is Willis a hurricane at this point, a little stronger. It s a yes is why Tuesday's game has been rescheduled as part of a double hitter Wednesday down in Philadelphia, where they had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday, anyway. Or the
July Mailbag with Jason Moser
"The. Multiple answers I'm out Southwick and I'm joined, is always by broke camp. Personal Finance expert here at the Motley Fool. Hey, BRO, well! Hello Alison. It's the July mailbag where we answer your questions and this month it's with the help of multiple analyst Jason Moser. Should you buy a house now? What is modern portfolio theory and also here Jason's thoughts on a lot of stocks all that and more on this week's episode of Molly fully answers. Jason thanks coming back. you know I mean i. told you you invite me. I'M GONNA. Be here every single time. Thanks for having me back. I mean we appreciate it because we know you're a busy man, and so we do appreciate that you carve out time for us in our little show, don't. Always always make time for those important people in my life rule number one make time for allison and Bro I love. It sounds like a good one to me. Everybody wins. All right well, I guess we should just get into it, so the first question comes from Darren I've subscribed to the full for over a year and I'm really pleased with the service. I would like to know your thoughts about my holdings in Shop Affi- I've bought several times over the last three years, and it's now over thirty five percent of my portfolio and I. Don't know if I should continue holding or trimmed down. What would you advise a good problem to have I was gonna say that exact same thing? That's a good problem have? In a very glad, you have subscribed to our services in your really pleased. That's that's what we aim to to do. We aim to please help you make money and so yeah. This is one of those situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time as investors. A nice problem to have but something you do need to address at some point because it is going to be a little bit different for everybody. In so coming from the perspective of I, also own shop, a Fi stock in it's it's a wonderful investment. It certainly is taking up a bigger. Part of my portfolio a not at thirty five percent where you are. I think for me. It really does boil down to. That sleeping at night test in other words, you need to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about this kind of stuff, and if you feel like shop, a Fi represents too much. Of your portfolio if you feel like you're overly allocated their, then, you may need to consider pulling it back a little, but now I mean it's. It's I think it's always important. Note you know. It's a big difference between building up a position buying a position to make this size to make this type of allocation in your portfolio. It's another thing entirely to have position grow into beat into becoming that size i. mean that that is that is in a little bit of a different dynamic there, so people all the different ways, some sometimes folks will, they will just sort of looking at it from the house money, concept or you. You just sell enough shares to recoup your initial investment, and then you let the rest of it go. Some people are perfectly fine with thirty five percent. Some people are not. They want a pair back so i. do think you need to kind of figure out what helps you sleep at night I do think that shop by a great business. I think the biggest risk in only shop, if I right now is valuation, just because it's dominating, it's space, but it's not making any money yet, and it's probably going to be a little while until they do so that valuation risk is there, but ultimately yeah I think determine. Where you feel most comfortable with it, and if you feel like you need to put a little bit of that money off the table, and he thirty five percents a lot, certainly very understandable. If they've said something you need to do if you do decide to pair it back a little bit. You've made multiple purchases, so you can identify the shares to sell to manage the tax consequence if this isn't a brokerage account and not an IRA. All right next question comes from Steven. If you are forced into unemployment, you are paying federal income taxes on unemployment payments are not contributing to social security nor to Medicare. How does this affect your future calculation of social security benefits and can one contribute to the social security fund during unemployment to mitigate any adverse effects on benefits, it is a little bit adding insult to injury, but you do owe federal income taxes on your unemployment benefits, and if your state charges has a state income tax, you probably have to pay state tax on that, although there are a handful of states that exempt unemployment benefits, so that's good news. And by the way you, you could have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits you file. This form called form w four V. if you want, they withhold ten percent, or you can do quarterly estimated payments if you wanNA avoid that big tax bill at the end of the year, but if you're strapped for cash is probably just better to get the money now worried about your taxes later Eh. Stephen notes out. You do not pay payroll taxes. Those are the things that go into social security and Medicare so. So. It could result in a lower social security benefit, however, keep in mind that social security is based on your thirty five highest earning years, so if you enter the workforce at say twenty two and you work until you're mid to late sixties. That's more than forty years where the working so hopefully. If you miss out, if this year is not so good somewhere among those other forty, five or so years, you've had thirty five really good year so that this year won't be that big of a deal. So it probably will be okay. And then to address the last question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot make voluntary contributions to social security. There is at least one academic working paper out there. That suggested that people could buy into social security by like extra credits as opposed to contributing to your 401k, but so far that has not been passed by Congress I had an ex. Question comes from Sam. I heard to stocks discussed on another full podcast. When I read articles about them, it mentions they are thinly traded. I have two questions one I'm sure my position would still be quite small so I think I'd still be able to get in and out, but are there other things I should think about when it's a thinly traded stock and question number two. Is there a certain amount of? Daily volume you like to look for when considering a stock foreign investment. What volume do you want to see to not be? Quote thinly traded stock. Yes very good question in thinly traded stock just refers to the either the amount of shares or the dollar volume of shares that would trade on any given. Market Day and so. The. Thinly traded stock. The the problem is that you may not necessarily able to buy and or sell at the prices. You necessarily think you might be able to in other words when you look at a stock's price and you're looking through the. What what's going on throughout the day on the market, you'll see that did ask spread, which is essentially the bid. Ask spread is it's what someone's willing to pay for the stock versus what someone is asking to be paid for the stock? Because you know you have a buyer and a seller on on in every transaction they're. Normally most cases, these business business bread is very tiny, the couple of pennies maybe for most stocks because they're. They're heavily traded right there. There are plenty of dollar volume. But there are a lot of smaller companies small caps in particular in in you know a micro cap, specifically that don't necessarily meet these kinds of thresholds, and so you definitely have to be aware of that now I'll go back in time just a little bit, too. When we were running the service here at the fool called million dollar portfolios Roman Romani portfolio that we help manage members, and it was never really a problem, but we did have a condition in there. We were always looking for at least ten million dollars in average. Trading volume total daily volume now understand I'm not saying the number of shares saying the amount of money so basically shares times price, but we're always looking for at least ten million dollars. That wasn't set in stone it. It was an idea for us. It wasn't ever really a problem because we had a very diversified portfolio with a number of different types of companies, but when you're looking for smaller companies, you would've just keep that in mind that did ask. Spread is is something that just because it says the stock is twenty dollars. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll pay twenty dollars if there is a a big spread there between the bid, and the ask in so I think whenever you're considering stocks that have any lighter trading volume or thinly traded stock. Just be sure to use limit orders. Limit Orders of let us stipulate the price that you are willing to pay for or that you're willing to. To accept a if you're selling a limit, order is just a really good way to protect yourself from any unwanted surprise thinly traded stocks. You might not always necessarily get them when you want them, so you might have to lead that limited are in there for a little while, but but a limit order is a great way to protect you from any unwanted surprises. Next question comes from Randall. I'm in my late thirties now, but earlier in my life. I was very very bad with my money. Collection Calls Welfare and bankruptcy or not strangers to me. I've been at the bottom then I met the love of my life, and she convinced me to turn things around ten, and a half years later and I have done a complete one eighty, I took control of our finances rebuilt my credit and started investing and listening to all you find folks all. I opened it investing account with the goal of saving and building enough a down payment on a home. I'm happy to say we've now reached that goal. I recently sold at a profit because I didn't want that. Money tied up in the market. If we are close to needing it for a house, but now that we're here, I'm not sure what to do. We currently rent a basement apartment and our neighbors general living situation are less than ideal to put it mildly. So, we're champing at the bit to jump into the housing market that being said the experts have been calling for a drop in the housing market for a while, and that was before the pandemic hit now I'm worried that if we buy right away a year or two or three from now, interest rates will spike, and we could be put in a difficult situation. I live near Toronto. Canada or the housing market is already highly inflated in relation to the rest of the country should I be worried? While Randall first of all congrats on turning your financial life around love hearing success stories like that so good job on that. So I'll start with my standard answer with the rent versus buy decision, and that is just pull up spreadsheet and compare the all in cost of renting, including what you could earn on the money that use for down payment versus the all in cost of buying including the opportunity cost of putting down payment as opposed to having invested as well as insurance and taxes and maintenance, and all that stuff and project, where you might be in five to ten years based on various scenarios on what happens to stocks, if you. Rent an invest the down payment versus what happens to? What you'd look like depending on where home prices go. Generally speaking. If mortgage rates go up, that could way down on real estate prices we did see mortgage rates. Go Up for a bit a few years ago, but the housing market did find, but you could certainly envision a scenario where rates went much much higher, making houses, much less affordable and prices would have to adjust. But I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. I think we're. GonNa have low rates for awhile, but beyond that I don't know I've given up trying to predict where interest rates are going or even paying attention to people who try to predict where interest rates are going, so who knows? That said since you live in Canada. I thought I'd check. In where rates are these days and I and I got a brief reminder that things are actually different in Canada so I did a little bit of research. And then realize I had reach out to someone who knows, I reached out to Canadian Motley fool analysts Jim Gillies, and he had some thoughts so first of all just for you non-canadians out there. It is really different so in America. We get this thirty year mortgage than we have the same payment for thirty years. It's fixed. They don't have that in Canada. What's the most common is a twenty five year? But only the first few years or fixed. And then adjusts so in that context you can understand why Randall is worried about interest rates going up because over the next depending on which alone he gets the most popular is a five year fixed, and then you basically have to go get a new loan probably. So that put that in context, a little more, but also Toronto, really is crazy expensive. Vs from the end of last year that put it as the most overvalued real estate market in the world behind Munich. As Jim pointed out in our call here in the US we had our housing peak in two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven, and then we had what he called a reset, which is basically prices came down significantly candidate and have that slight downturn at home prices, but then they just kept on going up, so it really is different there, so when Jim explain all this to me, the difference in mortgages and the difference in home prices. Frankly he was inclined to say to this guy. You Might WanNa rent for while more and see what happens, but he also had the good advice of okay. What if you buy in prices? Come Down Fifteen percent twenty percent. What if they come down to a point where he upside down? You owe more than the home is worth. Are you okay with that? If. You're okay with that. Maybe it's okay to do that. But it certainly sounds like dicey situation than if someone were telling me like I'm thinking of do this in Dubuque Iowa or something like that. couple of other differences. In case you're curious about Canada in the US. Your mortgage is portable in Canada south. You Buy A. Get the five year mortgage, but then move get to take the mortgage with you for the next house and interest is not tax deductible. US Look at you, Robert, broke? Camp Can Canadian real estate experts there you go. Next! Question comes from Chris. I was on twitter the other day and saw that one of your contributors Brian Feroldi tweeted that he doesn't believe in a long list of technical trading terms and then modern portfolio theory. Can you help me understand what not believing an MP? T with mean this? He believed that diversification doesn't reduce risk. Also every financial adviser I've ever talked to his preached empty, so I would love to hear the counterargument. Jason you're not Brian for all the. Question I am not Brian for all the do get the talk of Brian Pretty good bit though. I I must admit I. Don't know what he said here in regard to modern portfolio theory and all of these technical trading arms. But I think I can take a guess. Generally speaking I agree with them, and I think you could sit there and look up the portfolio theory in you know read about it as much as you want. Just go to google modern portfolio theory, and you can dig right in there, but in a nutshell ultimately, what modern portfolio theory is the intention behind it? It's meant to reduce risk while maximizing returns. It assumes that investors don't like risk. They prefer less risky portfolios to riskier ones in order to achieve a certain level of return so right there. I kind of kind of lost me right there because I don't believe that every ever investors risk averse I think some investors have a very. Healthy, appetite for risk, and frankly I would say I got a pretty high tolerance for risk when it comes to investing, made it just because of what I do for a living but I. You know to me I like having that trade off least unhappy. Happy to take some risks there. If I feel like that upside, it's going to be potentially worth. So with modern portfolio theory, it introduces a lot of fancy math in the form of variances and correlations in order to come up with this. Quantifiable, investing strategy that ultimately helps reduce risk while allowing the investor to achieve. Certain returns in. Maybe it works for some not I'm not dismissing it personally I. Don't use it, I don't personally subscribe to it I. Don't need it. I think honestly for us. In a really believe it's extends to to most people in our full universe is that is individual investors I think a more meaningful way to reduce risk. is to just extend your timeline like invest longer. So like Tom Gardner said a number of years back when we were. Working on Motley, fool one basically take your take the time line that you think you want to own any individual stocks you buy shares of starbucks and I plan on owning it for you know five years. Okay, we'll just double it. Cloning it for ten in all of a sudden right there. You've given yourself more time. Time is one of the big advantages we have is individual investors. Money managers don't have that advantage, Wall Street done generally handed abandoned, either, but if you can be patient and just invest in good businesses. That risk really starts to come down over time. There are plenty of studies out there. That show that risk comes down the longer you hold onto those stocks, which into me, just renders modern portfolio, theory, more or less not useful mean on things, not useful for everybody, but it's not useful for me and based on Chris. Question It sounds like a agree with what Brian was saying there. We think I'll add to. That is I agree that risk is really not that much of a consideration if you are saving for retirement. But once you are in retirement man, and just say like you know what the market's not I'm going to extend my time highs in ten years. Because you need to spend money in that situation, I think diversification is important. It's important to have assets that don't always move the same direction at the same time. For some fools. That's just as simple as keeping any money need the next five years in cash, so you're right out any ups and downs, and that can be fine. But I. do think it makes sense to have. A mix of investment so that right now, technology stocks are doing very well, and we hope that continues to do well, but we remember was that happened in two thousand from two thousand to two, and there were down for quite a while anyone who retired in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, or so it was very happy to have some small caps value maybe a. A little international, some reits to ride out the storm Yeah I think we talk about that often like recognizing where you are as an investor in life, are you in the grow your wealth stage, or are you in the protector stage, because they are two very different strategies, and we're all hopefully going to be in both of them at one point or another right? I personally and still on the grow your wealth stage I. Think we all probably are, but you will at some point get to where you need to focus on protecting the wealth that you've made so that you can then have that money to spend, and that definitely will dictate your investment strategy things that you're invested in and whatnot. Generally speaking I do like the idea for people who are just risk averse and have this notion that investing is just too risky. I mean the fact of the matter is not investing as far away greater risk like not investing. You will never grow your money if you don't the best, so if if if risk is a problem, I think generally speaking. Along the lines of diversification idea that that bros. talking about him, he just invest in invest in SNP index fund is something that just follows the progress and p. you know you're going to be participating in and if you look at that over the over the stretch of time, their five ten twenty thirty years, I mean that trend does go one way. It, but clearly the older you get, the more you need to start focusing on protecting your wealth, and that will change the way you view things. Right next question comes from Alex from Alexandria if I buy Muny bonds from another state in my IRA. Is it still taxable and Alexander with who we have a bond on and we do have a bunch. I know Alex up super excited about having a bunch on in Alexandria to I can't believe I haven't been there. It's like two miles from my house, but we still haven't been oh i. know because there's a global pandemic going on and we. saw. Alyx if we buy me bonds from another state in my IRA is still taxable. Bro, help him out or her or so Muny Barnes. People Invest Immunity bonds because they're free of federal taxes and in many cases. If you're buying bonds issued by the place you live, they might be free of state and local taxes, so that can be doubly triply tax free. That's why people buy 'em. There are some times, however that if you own immune, abound outside of an IRA. Pay Taxes and this surprises some people. There's something called the minimum tax. If you buy immunity bond at a discount, and then it matures at par. If you buy a distress, Muny bond for like you put an eight thousand dollars, and you sell it later for ten thousand dollars as a capital gain. You'll be taxed on that. So, there are some times when you would pay taxes on media. Now, Alex is asking what if it's an IRA? Do I have to worry about paying tax interest. If it comes from another state and the answer is no, you won't have to worry about that. The only thing I would say is. Generally speaking immune bond already has built in tax advantages, so you wouldn't keep it in an IRA, unless there's the example of the stuff I was saying previously like for. It's one of those exceptions when him UNIBOND would result in taxes than you might WanNa keep it an IRA, but generally speaking. If you're going to buy Muny Bond, keep it out of an IRA. Next question comes from Boone. I just did my first. Roth conversion and looked at that old account for the first time in. There was the expected dividend producing fund I remembered, but there was a stock chesapeake energy that I had completely forgotten about since I purchased the stock in two thousand, six fifteen. It's down way down like eight point five percent off the purchase price. What should I do with it now? It's in a tax deferred accounts so I. Don't think the loss is realized until I. Start to pull money out of the account and that might not. Not Be for fifteen years current value of all my shares will be about one percent of the value of the account after the conversion. Do I sell in the very little value? I had left and depend on E. Trade to keep up with lost for me or should I hold on based on the slim chance. The stock will be worth more in the next ten years. Oil Stocks do act unusually on occasion, only oil stocks. Stock everything else makes that usually. Chesapeake has been really. Interesting Story to follow and frankly. I don't I. Don't know that I would look at it today. As a business that I'd WANNA own so typically if I. You know I think it was yet idea. Didn't sound like a position are actively building united investment didn't work out. I mean that that happens to all of us. We don't get them all right. We have a philosophy here at the full. A lot of do we like to? Water flowers and pull the weeds, and that's just a nice way of saying. Add to our winners in to get rid of losers in. This I think is more than likely slated to continue being a loser I mean. Chesapeake has lost a lot of value. In it does sound like based on when you purchased this, these is absolutely busted I mean. There there are all sorts of reasons to sell one of them is if you thesis busted and the reason why you invest in the company is is no longer the case, and I would he probably is the case with Chesapeake so to me like you know, you could sit there and let it go, but but what's the goal trying to get back to even, or are you trying to get back a couple of bucks for me a lot of times? I'll I'll take a little opportunity here and there to just go ahead and pull those weeds sell it. Be Done with it. In even though it's just unique out a little bit value there, you can still take that money and do something more productive with it. So. Yeah T to me. I can't tell you to buy or sell obviously, but I can certainly understand. Selling in this case, but I you know. As as oil and natural gas energy can can turn around. This is going to be one that has a lot of headwinds in in. You might be waiting a very long time to to get any of this money back. I point out here that I it seems that maybe boone has a slight misunderstanding of how taxes in aries work because he talked about realizing the loss when he takes the money out and trade keeping track of the loss for him, it sounds to me that he thinks that he can write the loss off whence he takes the money out. That may not be the case, but just to be clear. One of the great benefits of an IRA is you don't pay taxes on the gains, interest and dividends from year to year. But. One of the drawbacks is. You can't take a capital loss on that as well so there's really no no way to benefit on your tax return from this loss. Next question comes from Benjamin. You recommend seeing a fee. Only financial adviser for check in every so often I know there is the Garrett planning network and others to help find an advisor. But what questions do you ask? And what answers do you listen for when trying to find one that is worth his or her one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty per hour. So I would say start first with asking yourself some questions. What are you looking for? You could go for the whole launch. Lada where someone is managing your money analyzing retirement plan helping new save and a five twenty nine. Maybe even doing your taxes with some financial planners do help with the state planning, or are you looking for something more targeted? You just want advice about am I saving enough for retirement, or are you close to retirement? You're like I just WanNa make sure that I'm doing right when terms like choosing my Medicare plan and claiming social security at the right time, so first of all just be very clear of what you're looking for. Then if it involves investments in any way, you WanNa, make sure that you find someone who is at least in the general same area philosophically and I say this, because many financial planners are hardcore index. And if you come to them as a motley fool, listener member with a lot of individual stocks. They may say okay. I'll give you some general asset allocation guidance, or they'll say I don't care if you like to pick. Stocks are not my advises, sell the stocks and go to index funds, so you want to make sure that if you're gonNA, ask for any sort of investment. Advice that you wanna find someone who's someone somewhat at least aligned for what you're looking for. Once, you've got that then. Just asked some of the typical stuff. You might expect so credentials certified financial planner. Are they a CPA either their personal financial specialist. How long they've been in the business. There are lots of people who. have not been in the business very long. Even though they're not young people, a lot of people choose financial planning as a second career, which I think is great, but just because someone may be look like they're in their forties or fifties. Sixties doesn't mean they've been in the business that long, and you WANNA. See if they've worked with someone like you right so if you have. Maybe. You have a large amount of wealth large income huge portfolio. You WanNa make sure that they have experienced with dealing with those issues, but on the flip side to if if you have, are you know middle income, decent size portfolio, but nothing too complicated. You don't WanNa. Go to someone who's used to dealing with someone who's wealthier partially because those people charge a lot more. You want to find someone who's kind of a little more lined up with what you're doing. Then make appointments with three folks. All of them will do get do free. Get acquainted means, and you're just looking for someone who you feel comfortable with. Since, you mentioned Garrett Big Fan of the Gary Planning Network and other is is not for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. But Garrett on their website has a how to choose an adviser section. Just Google attitude visor Garrett Planet Network has a great chapter from a dummies book that they wrote about how to choose adviser, and they have a good questionnaire that you can print out in US asking lots of good questions of financial planner. It's tough. Choosing a financial planner like my mom just went through that Bro! Is You know and she didn't really have a lot of options in Boise Idaho. Maybe two and one of them, she I never called her back, and never got back her, and the other one was just so busy just so busy, and just she just never. It's it can be rough. Finding a financial planner can be I. Think what we'll see is one of the consequences of this. Of the coronavirus pandemic. Just, like we are all used to working from home, many financial advisors and financial planners an now working from home. So in what they're doing is they're becoming licensed in more states. So, if you are more comfortable, working with someone over zoom remotely I think you don't have to stick with someone in your area. You can go beyond your locations, but you know some people don't feel comfortable that if if they're going to have someone managing their life savings, they want to be able to meet them in person. That's just a personal choice. All right next question comes from twitter. Is that right from sully what I hear? Okay? I just listened to the episode mentioning Your Weakness Two. Shopping carts and Tj, Maxx that me or you Jason. Accused me. Thoughts on the stock. If I had a war on Amazon, basket would be Costco TJ maxx Home Depot tractor supply. What would be your basket against online retail? That's funny. Well okay, listen I wouldn't have basket against online retail, because online retails where it's at. The whole idea. The whole idea behind the basket approaches to find a long term trend that you feel like the world is headed toward and so the war on cash basket, for example that was always one about people using cash war, traffic payments now with that said I get the spirit of the question some going to answer it because I do like some of these ideas. And I I would definitely include Costco in their in Home Depot's well. Home Depot gets a lot of my money. Doesn't, but they have a very loyal fan base of customers that just are happy to renew year in year out. So I love those membership models there, so costco and a Home Depot for sure you know I'm going to give a little shout at my wife Robin I. Know that she would approve of my adding target to the mixer. She hasn't been raving about targets APP and ordering on the APP the able to go to the store. Just pick it up right there I've talked with Ron Gross on more than one occasion about target and how this really has. Become a twenty first century resale right they're doing. They're doing everything online and in physical stores. What they call Alma Channel and then my fourth and I'm GONNA. Take this. You probably aren't expecting this when Alison. I'm GonNa Shock and all you. I'm ready. I'm ready Alta. We're going. Make up my I know my daughter's love. It ugly ugly Mug like this. What do I know about makeup? Tell you what. Get! A House with two daughters and a wife. That's what I know about make. There's a lot of it in an Ulta is a really really good business. They actually have a very nice diversified revenue stream. They've got the salon a`dynamic of the business which encourages people to go there they do have an online business. They have an augmented reality function there at where you can actually like. Try things on makeup to see how it looks. Mary Dillon just a phenomenal other adults of that's my fourth, their Ulta but they I appreciate the spirit of the question I like the idea I'm not saying this is the basket. I'm not tracking this basket in a not a not backing this basket, but in the spirit of the question if I had to develop. A basket, such as this one I think it'd go with those four. Yeah, I mean I guess you just have to think about what retail out there is something that you would still physically go to. Because the actual retail experience is being in the space is the experience and what you're there for? And I know I mean before Corona virus we I would go to target and just just couldn't believe how much money I had spent from walking through a few of the aisles. TJ Max is just a phenomenal business I mean what they've done through the years. Is really capitalized on the nature of the business, the advantage they have in that treasure hunt kind of nature like you go to TJ Max, maybe not necessarily looking for something, and then you end up finding a lot of things, and it can be a little bit lumping at times, but but generally speaking like management's a very good job of running that business, and they know how to exploit the advantage of experience. I think they're online game. Though I think they could probably get something going with online, and they just have not have not yet and so I. Haven't since Corona Virus for example. I haven't spent a single dollar there, but I continue to still shop at. Home Depot I. Think Yeah! We still shopping at home depot because we're doing. You know you gotta buy lumber somewhere. And I know my grandparents out in my my inlaws out in rural Virginia. They love tractor supply store, but that's not. That's not in where we live, but. Still New deck at the house there allison. I mean you, can you see? A big exposed beam behind me and some drywall work that needs to happen. Have lots of drywall work that needs to happen now though. Yeah Anyway get to that. All right next question comes from Matthew. I got married to my amazing wife nine days ago in a small Kobe nineteen wedding in our front yard after we postponed it from its original date in April all. It was definitely different, but still very special. My question is in relation to this wonderful event. My salary has been at a level that has allowed me to fund a roth. Ira I love the optionality of it, but after marrying my bad ass, wife are combined. Salaries are now over the limit that would allow me to fund the Roth. IRA does this affect occur immediately? Do I need to now open up a traditional. IRA and begin funding it or do I have until the end of the year. Matthew wants a Roth Bachelor party one last. Well Matthew I have bad news. When it comes to most things in taxes, your status and your age and things like that depends on where you are on the last day of the year, said if you're married on the last day of the year, you were considered married for the whole year. So that means if you contributed started contributing to a Roth IRA for twenty twenty. You need to call up your brokerage. Firm and re characterize that as a traditional. Now don't have any other traditional IRA, as it's very easy to do the back door, Ross which we've talked about before you can just google it or even when you call the brokerage, just say I want to do the backdoor. Roth and they'll tell you what to do. If, you have other traditional IRA as you can still do. It just becomes more complicated and you'll probably pay more taxes. So you, but you may not be totally out of luck and I should say that's only if you have a traditional IRA doesn't matter if your wife has traditional areas. One exception by the way of of what I just said. In terms of tax status and last day of the year is distributions from retirement accounts before it's age fifty nine and a half, you actually have to be age fifty nine and a half to avoid that ten percent early distribution penalty, unless some of the many exceptions that are out there exist. Right next question comes from Warren Warren Buffett. Maybe I don't know that's why I was thinking. He's asking about coq, so maybe maybe. Once James Opinion on coke. By? Or hold? Wants to now. I'd give buffet night give. Kiesel Warren of the same advice and I would say. For some I'm not buying it. Not Buying it I'm not holding it if I own it. I guess that means sell it. Even Atlanta Georgia person like you i. feel like it's almost sacrilege. I am pretty close to probably not being ever even invited back. But the facts are the facts. Okay, I mean you do have to look at the stock itself has been ain't bad stockton for the last five years. I mean I do understand why when you look at it what they do, I mean they have. Four hundred master brands, and less than fifty percent of them are the big global brands that are actually responsible for almost all of their revenue when I say almost only ninety eight percent, so it's a business. It's very reliant on on. You know a small portfolio of really successful grants. The problem is now. We've always talked about cocoa beans such a great distribution story and that's true. They've got a distribution network. It's just phenomenal, but the problem is now. They're what they're distributing is is being seen as not so good for you in so you're seeing them. Have it into to essentially pivot away from what you know brought them all of the success for all these years. Years in soda and that that's not going to change I. Mean you're always GonNa have people to drink soda? People are not to drinking as much soda going forward in the numbers of just kind of the kind of shown that through that through the quarters in the years of Coca, Cola and Pepsi Pepsi. Has the salty snacks division, which I've always been very. Impressed by I, mean I love a good Cheeto, and so I mean anytime you can throw a bag of those cheetos in my Patriot Amok GonNa, turn it their coq. Interrupting, but I think this is also very important point. You tried the Jalapeno White Cheddar crunchy cheetos. The White Shit or so. I've tried to Jalapeno ones but I've not seen the white Cheddar White Cheddar Jalapeno crunchy cheetos. Don't get the puffy. The poofy ones are not as good, but the crunchy white Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetahs. them by them. They're amazing. I have to back. Pain you. I'll get those next time. I promise I, mean Eh. One. crunchy wants the puffy ones, so that people won't you're not? You're not seeing poopie. Who using poofy Joe Copy? We'll be Coca doesn't have that dynamic of their business. They don't have that dynamic to their business, and they've suffered from that Pepsi's Pepsi's outperform coca-cola over the last several years. It's not safe. Pepsi or coke get it back. I'm sure they probably can. But what I am saying is I think there are a lot of better ideas out there, and so I wouldn't be putting new money into Coca Cola and frankly if I did own it. I probably would look at selling it and you know if you've got a beverage company, maybe own starbucks. It seems like the science coming out in support of coffee, right? It's coming and telling you that these sodas. They're gonNA. Make you fat. Coffee, it could extend your life. It could help you live longer. SMART Mexican looking this a starbucks as well is. That sounds like study from the copy roasters of America. Do! Something that Chris Hill sent me the other day. that. We sleep at night. I'm glad I've been drinking coffee as long as I have God knows what I would look like otherwise. You're a good looking man. Rick. good-looking next question comes from. A. I'm trying to save money for my kid's College. Fund while the five nine is a great option. I'm limited to investing in mutual funds, which means at best I'm going to get what the market gets assuming I do some sort of low cost index fund and I be a capital F. Fool investor have been doing much better than the market in the last three years of being a member of. Of Stock Advisor Enroll breakers, even during this pandemic mess by listening to every full podcast and following David and Tom's and yours and every one else's in the full universe. My portfolio of about one hundred stocks is up here today. Thirty percent to the market's down five percent as of day as of today weighed down by three sluggish five to nine plants that are also down five percent each. I feel like throwing away money by using the five to nine, and not being allowed to select my own great companies in which to invest. What's more, my understanding is that the five to nine does not count as an asset for the kid when applying for student aid, but the coverdale does. So I come to you with a simple question. Can I have my cake and eat it, too? What if I wanted to use the coverdell to buy individual stocks? Until the child is nearing college? At which point I then converted to a five to nine. This allows me to get better returns and avoid it being an asset for financial aid and get the favorable tax benefit. So, chose this question, because first of all Dune does a good job explaining the benefits of the coverdell over the five twenty nine, you can buy individual stocks. You can buy and sell them all day long. We recommend that, but you can. Whereas with the five twenty nine, you can only make two changes to the investments a year, and it's all mutual funds. So. That's you did a good job of explaining that. I will point out with the coverdell. It's gotta low contribution limit of only two thousand dollars a year, so for some people save more for college, but they can max out to cover it out, but then put the rest in a five twenty nine. One thing that doomed does not have quite right. Is The financial aid treatment the financial aid treatment? Coverdale's and five twenty nine is identical. They're treated as assets of the parent, not the kid that is favourable from a financial aid perspective. It's not negligible doesn't mean it doesn't have any effect on financial aid, but it's better than an asset that is owned. By the kid. He can. Transfer money from the Coverdell to the five twenty nine. If for some reason, he decides to do that, but you can't transfer it. The other way around so were convinced to try out the covered. You have money in a five twenty nine. You can't move it from the five twenty nine. To the coverdale. What other interesting thing that he pointed out is that he is doing very well with his investments, and he owns about one hundred stocks. We get this question a lot. Either on the show, or on the full live that we run every day for members of full services, and that is how many stocks should I own, and if I owned too many are not just owning index fund watering down my returns, but here's an example if someone owns a one hundred stocks is still crushing the market. Idol last question comes from Cameron thoughts on the valuation of Stone Co in light of the corona virus for a fragile country like Brazil. This could be the tipping point after so many other headwinds. But how does that affect stone? coz Business Jason I. Don't even know what Stone Co is. What is still business? Yes, don't Coz a payments company that's focused on Latin American markets in Brazil and particular in so I guess it could be. Draw you can draw a parallel to to a with square through pay pal at, but generally speaking I mean it's payments. Company focused on Latin America. Primarily Brazil. Is the big money making market kind of like Marco Libra, they're. In I, I, it's a it's. A NEAT opportunity, gained a lot of headline recently, when and it was, it was seen that Berkshire hathaway. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire hathaway taken a five percent position in the company, which is pretty considerable i. Think in the near term. You have to acknowledge the fact that. They're gonNA, be some real headwinds in in Brazil particularly because of the pandemic I mean. The flip side of that is role in same boat kind of in that regard. The entire world is dealing with it, so it's not specifically you know it's. It's not particular to one economy or one country some. To get hit harder than others I, do feel like Brazil. Be at a place where they can recover from this given You know some of the other businesses in the area. I mean that that that I think is. Who knows ultimately how? That's GONNA shake, but generally speaking. I think the move away from cash towards cashless. Transactions in and financial software that's not stopping if anything, this hastens that which which is what I think, Cameron's talking about there and for a company like stone. Co, neither are other companies in the space pags bureau in roquetas libra to but you know moving money around is a big big market opportunity, and there's nothing that says they won't be able to expand well beyond the Latin American markets, too, so I I'd say cautiously optimistic I mean I
Meet Stagecoach Mary
"A No! That's what I'm saying like. The Postman only rang once. What. What Oh, oh, Hey, we're on! Hello, everybody! My name is Mick Sullivan and welcome to the past and the curious. This is episode number forty six, and we've done an episode about male done episode about trains, and we're kind of talking about both of those things again, but it's two completely new stories. One of the stories you're going to hear is about owning the dog. And I need to think friend of the show Michael. Fleming for his great reading on that one. The other store you're going to hear is about a woman who was generally known s stagecoach Mary, or at least that's how the history books remember her, but her real name was Mary Field and she was a very interesting person. Helping us with that episode. Doing a bit of dialogue is my friend Molly Victor from well. She's the creator of stoop kids, stories, which is an awesome podcast. Part of kids listen highly recommend. Check it out. Be sure to stick around for some songs at the end and patriotic shoutouts and a little bit of fun hiding out there promise. Let's get started. Robbers didn't scare fields. Wolves didn't scare her either. She had held her own against many even deadly cold weather was of little concern to her. Actually for that she had developed a little trick to stay warm and not freeze during these particularly perilous nights to keep her blood pumping, and your temperature up Mary would pace around her wagon all night long to keep from falling asleep. She figured if she did fall asleep in the cold, she might not wake up. A night without any sleep was definitely better than a morning. That never comes as you can see. Mary took her job seriously she had made an oath to the United States Postal Service and had become the very first black woman to have a postal contract and a carrying route with her wagon and team of horses she was responsible for hauling mail and freight through remote areas of Montana, meeting the train and cascade and navigating to Saint Peter's mission. This is how she earned her nickname stagecoach. Mary the fact is she didn't take that horsedrawn wagon to get mail and freight until she was well into adulthood. For most of her life, she wasn't stagecoach Mary at all, but instead Mary, fields. She had been born on a plantation in Tennessee around eighteen, thirty two was never sure about when her birthday was. Like the rest of her family Mary had been enslaved. Forced hard labor in the field was the fate of many enslaved men and women at this plantation. And Mary grew up to be a powerful young woman who worked beside the powerful men. She was tall over six feet by most accounts, and she had a broad, incredibly strong. Now, eighteen sixty five brought an enforceable end to enslavement in the United States, and while many emancipated men and women stayed near their families and friends. Mary immediately left Tennessee in search of work. She I found it on the river during Poker Games and bull sessions later in her life. She liked to tell the story of her job on a riverboat. The Robert E was a steamboat named after the confederate general on which Mary worked in eighteen seventy, there was a famous steamboat race down the Mississippi River from Saint Louis to New Orleans between her boat and another steamer called the NACHOS. Nearly, everything moved at a slower pace in the eighteen hundreds. So it might be hard for us to understand the excitement of a race travelling at an average of fourteen miles an hour and stretched out over several days. Wasn't a slow as molasses, but it wasn't far off. Nonetheless, Americans paid attention. The plotting pace of the race lent itself to the. Of the day, as the steamboats paddled in pushed their way down the river, small towns with Telegraph, the time, each vote passed by two newspapers, print and several daily editions. As exciting as it might have been to track the progress in the morning and evening editions of the newspaper. It was certainly more exciting to be at Mary Shoes, which were on deck or at sometimes below deck by the boiler of the League. She were called the crew feeding the boilers with anything. It would burn to keep the steam earning the paddle wheel. They ran out of wood for the fires. They'd stoke it with other things broken up furniture old clothes, even somebody's desk. What ever it took to win the race? She said to that end. They actually through a whole side of Bacon in the fire. That greasy smoke may have been the key. The League won the three day race by six hours not long after this through the connection of a passenger. Mary went north for a different, even slower paced work. She arrived in Toledo Ohio for the job. At the Ursuline Convent of the sacred heart she served as groundskeeper Gardner, and handled any other jobs for the community of nuns who lived there. In exchange, the nuns gave her a room board and a paycheck Mary definitely stuck out amongst the backdrop of Solomon religious ladies, sharing space nothing about the holy environment could stop Mary from yelling at them or anyone else. Who messed up her meticulously kept landscaping.
Poisonous Plants with Michael Balick
"Last time we talked. On this show, I think we're talking about your book on so this is a little bit different. Yes Yeah well similar in different You know I think this. Also is a book that Gardner should have because. When you go into a nursery and to see a wonderful plant that you want to have in your garden. it might be toxic plan you know might be. A medicinal plant that's also tack. System is good. Think about especially. If you have children or you like to explore things by tasting them, it's good to know what's going to harm you. in the preface of the book I believe it is, it says plants produce many diverse chemicals that we have turned into important medications, however, since dose makes the poison, the same chemicals went delivered in large quantities are poisonous. So that's kind of what you're talking about is You know sometimes a little is okay and a lot. Not You've seen them. You've seen both sort of angles of plants in your career. Maybe toss a little bit about your background. You know you sort of seen plants as both friend and foe, so to speak so. Well, actually an example of that is the May apple probably growing all around you where you are up in the woods and. May Apple is a compound. is a compound that. Is used for as a cancer medicine for example and Topa side. but if the plants ingested, it can be toxic so. It's it's truly. And Good and evil. Yes! So as You live. Your career spent an ethnobotanist. Can you explain a little bit about that and sort of just the short version of what you've explored about plants? That's no ball news. The study of the relationship between plants, people and cultures it involves. A training and a lot of disciplines from sociology anthropology to. bite me and pharmacy. On so we're! We're a a sort of broad ranging skilled group of folks. I'm we also call it. The scientists survival because. What we've observed from indigenous living, and indigenous peoples who live with plants and study them is that they know a lot about how to how to feed themselves how to heal themselves how to make their own wellings live in so if no botany is the science of survival very important today.
China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close
"After the U. S order China to close its consulate in Houston CBS's Gwen Bomb, Gardner has more fire crews gathered outside the Chinese consulate in Houston after reports that documents were being burned within the compound. It happened after the US gave the consulate 72 hours to evacuate. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo elaborated on the evacuation order during Wednesday's trip to Denmark were setting out clear expert ations for how the Chinese Communist Party is going to behave. And when they don't we're going to take actions that protect the American people, protect our security, our national security and also protect our economy and jobs. His message comes after the Justice Department announced the indictment of to Chinese hackers accused of targeting US covert vaccine data. Pompeo says China's alleged theft of intellectual property is costing hundreds of thousands of jobs. Florida Congressman Ted
Natalie Portman among A-listers bringing pro women's soccer team to Los Angeles
"Natalie Portman among those launching women's soccer team in Los Angeles to highlight heroes that are women by an m peterson of the associated, press. Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist. Karen, Nordmann lead a group that will bring an expansion national women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in twenty, twenty two. The team tentatively named Angel. City will bring the League to eleven teams. Louisville AFC will join the nine current. NWS L. Clubs next season. Portman. Nordmann are joined by gaming. Entrepreneur Julie Erman. The consortium President in the majority female group others involved include actors, evil Longoria. America Ferrara, Jennifer Garner and Ouzo a Deuba. Tech Entrepreneur and Reddit Co founder Alexis Oh Hainian the husband of tennis star. Serena, Williams is the lead investor through his firm initialized capital. Portman Nordmann and urban all have a financial stake in the team. I think it's so important to have role models and heroes that are women for kids both boys and girls to see, and it's just such an incredible sport in that it really is a team Sport Portman, said in an interview with the Associated Press. You see one woman success, and all the others are cheering her on because one woman success is the whole team's success among the founding group are more than a dozen former players, including mia a ham, Abby Wambach and Julie Foudy. Other female business leaders. Portman said she heard Wambach. A former US national team. Forward speak at a time is up event and started thinking about how female athletes are regarded in society. Then she and Nordmann met Becca Rue, the executive director of the US Women's National Team Players Association. We started going to games, and we just got so into it, and it was just kind of a revolution to see my son and. And his friends, these little eight year, old boys at the time wanting to wear their REPEA-, no jerseys and Alex Morgan Jerseys I was like. Wow, this would be a different world. It wasn't unusual to them at all. Portman said there were hints that the group was coming together last year when Portman Gardner Longoria and other celebrities went to a national team exhibition game at L. AFC stadium before the World Cup. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The plan is to bring on additional investors as the team takes shape. We knew that there would be a strong and passionate supporters group here to support this and from there it was about. How do we do this in the right way? How do we do this differently Urman said? The group is partnering with the La Eighty Four Foundation. A nonprofit formed after the nineteen eighty four Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. Angel City also announced its formal support of the foundations play the fund aimed at helping kids in minority and underserved communities. We believe these players need to be playing on one of the best stages in the world, but we also know that we have the power and the platform and the voice to make a meaningful impact in our community. Erm, said, and so it's important for us to do that from day one in the same way that we are building to put eleven incredible players on the field from day one. The NWS cell, which began play in twenty, thirteen was the first professional team sport to return to action in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with the challenge. Cup, tournament, in Utah, the semifinals are set for Wednesday. The official name of the Los Angeles Club and where it will play are expected to be announced later this year. The growth trajectory of the NWS L. is incredibly exciting, but we also need to be strategic and thoughtful about how fast we expand and the communities. We partner with and W ESL, commissioner. Lisa Baird said in a statement Tuesday. We've long sought the right partner in L. A. Considering the NWS L. Fan base that already exists in the region and the massive interest in women's soccer in general.
St. Louis Prosecutor Charges White Couple With Threatening Protesters With Guns
"Saint Louis couple trudged for pulling guns at racial injustice protest by Jim Solter of the Associated Press in Saint Louis. Saint Louis Top prosecutor told the Associated Press on Monday that she is charging a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia mccloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their sixties? They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth degree assault. Gardner said in an interview with the P. ahead of more broadly announcing the charges that the mccloskey's actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise non violent protests. It is illegal to waive weapons in a threatening manner that is unlawful in the city of Saint. Louis Gardner, said the attorney for the mccloskey's Joel Schwartz in a statement called the decision to charge disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed. Gardner is recommending a diversion programs such as community service rather than jail time if the mccloskey's are convicted. Typically classy felonies could result and up to four years in prison. Supporters of the mcklusky said they were legally defending their one point. One five million dollar home photos emerged as memes on both sides of the gun debate. Several Republican leaders have condemned gardeners investigation including President Donald Trump, Missouri, governor, Mike Parson and Senator Josh Holly who has urged Attorney General William Bar to undertake a civil rights investigation of Gardner Parson, said in a radio interview Friday that he would likely pardon the couple if they were charged and convicted. Gardner said trump. Parson and others are attacking her to distract from their failed approach to the Covid, nineteen, pandemic and other issues. Saint Louis, like many cities across the country has seen demonstrations in the weeks since George Floyd's death, in Minneapolis, and the mccloskey's home was initially incidental to the demonstration on June twenty eighth several hundred people were marching to the home of Democratic Mayor Lyda Cruzan. A few blocks from the mccloskey's home Cruzan had angered activists spy reading on facebook. Live the names and addresses of some who had called for defunding police. The mccloskey's live on a private street called Portland Place, a police report said the couple heard a loud commotion and saw a Large Group of people break an iron gate marked with no trespassing and private street signs of protest leader. The Reverend Daryl Gray said the gate was open, and that protesters didn't damage it video posted. Online showed mark mcklusky, wielding a long barreled gun and Patricia. Clusky waving a small handgun. No shots were fired.
California went from bending the curve to a major coronavirus surge. What happened?
"New Tonight for the fourth time in one week. Los Angeles County is breaking its own record for the number of people that are in the hospital with corona virus, which also means. California is inching closer to surpassing. New, York's record of having the most cases in the country. What went so wrong in California Sarah Gardner is out front. When you're sleeping on your belly. The staff at this California. Hospital is nearing exhaustion every minute I think about covid nineteen, a video diary from inside Eisenhower, health, Rancho Mirage nurse Catherine Davis says she's used to seeing one death a year in her unit. With seven hundred Cova patients treated here so far she's now seeing forty deaths. We would ensure that a patient did not die alone. So you know, we would take turns spending time with them and holding their hand and talking to them, doctors knew they had the beds to treat the surge, but not the staff when we heard that the next wave of relief might come in and two weeks three weeks four weeks. You know that's when things become a little bit desperate. They asked the federal government for help, and it arrived an airforce medical team of about twenty help shoulder the unending load. The stress here repeated all over California. So how did we get here? The state was the first to announce a stay at home order that was march nineteenth. This is a moment we need to make tough decisions. Seven weeks later, the governor reopened the state on. On May ain't. You have bent the curve, but that wasn't to be by early June. The seven day average for new daily coronavirus cases was more than twenty, six hundred by July, Eleventh at more than ninety, four, hundred, more than two hundred fifty percent, increase and rewarding. You are renowned epidemiologist. What went wrong? In California we opened up too soon. We didn't have the virus totally under control, experts agree. Residents and local governments got complacent. Back on the field now case in point, three suburban counties near La all lifted their mask requirements under heavy pressure from angry residents. None of this is based on science, but rather an affair is political agenda to silence, the people and Strip freedoms from hardworking Americans now. hard-working Americans. All three counties are seeing Cova D- Surge And Hospital? Beds are filling out and that's frightening 'cause. Where do we go from? There are patients telling you healthy might have gotten it. Yes, well, some of them are partners. Some of them have. Gone Out and gone to parties, no masks but Los Angeles County did and still does have strict mask, requirements, tickets, or even being issued. If you don't comply and yet, it's still the epicenter of the California surge. How much worse does it have to get in Los Angeles? Before you feel compelled to issue another stay at home order well I think we're on the brink of that. People are not following the rules or not wearing masks or not social distancing among them. California's forty and under who make up more than half of the state's new cases. Also hard hit the Latino community which makes up a third of the state's population, but more than half of Cova infections. Sometimes it's mom and dad's work experience that has brought them into contact with it, and then it goes through the whole family. Experts say fixing all this comes only one way you have to just shut down for now. I think they'd is our only way out. And that is really depressing for almost anyone everyone worrying about the economy coming back, but as a couple of people told us you have to have a healthy society to have a healthy economy and one of the big issues is testing used to take a couple of days now you can take up to a week just to get an appointment when you get your results back as a whole different problem
Prosecutor Kim Gardner getting death threats after Trump tweets about armed couple investigation
"Circuit attorney has been getting more hate mail and threats since President Trump tweeted about her investigation into the Central West end couple who guarded their mansion with guns drawn. This is Kevin Killeen. Gardner's attorney, Roy Austin, was a guest on CNN, saying the president's tweets have made things were so she was receiving threats just at the beginning of the investigation on DH since the president's tweet She's received even more threats and and even more really horrific emails post on Social media, Austin says it's also hypocritical for US Senator Josh Holly of Missouri to be calling for a civil rights investigation of gardeners probe, saying It's the kind of routine investigation that any elected prosecutor has the right to conduct. Kevin Colleen Saint Louis News radio came a Lux ST Louis area, congressman, Lacy Clay also weighing and people like you. Josh Harley. Marriage. May God Parsons away trying to, um in bully and intimidate. Um, the duly elected circuit attorney of the city of ST Louis Cam Gardener. Clay says it's appropriate for Gardner to investigate McCloskey's display of weapons at a crowd he describes as peaceful protesters. Illinois's unemployment rate dropped
"gardner" Discussed on From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley
"Our host pianist. Peter Dugan everyone coming to you from Calderwood Hall at Isabela Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston Massachusetts Isabella. Stewart Gardner was an avid collector of art. In the late Nineteenth Century and early twentieth century she befriended some of the finest painters and musicians of the time and she amassed this huge idiosyncratic and very eclectic art collection which is now what makes this museum in addition to the paintings in the incredible sculpture. They're also artifacts including a cigarette that was road by none other than Yohannes Brahms. I'm still trying to figure out. How big donation. You'd have to make to the museum to convince them to smoke that cigarette but the locals here just really love it for the romantic indoor courtyard which is modeled after these beautiful Venetian Palazzo. It also presents a concert series. And we want to thank the Gardner and Arthur M win and family for making visit here possible now. Today's show skews on the young side even by from the top standards. We have a thirteen year old violinist. Who's been winning competitions here and abroad and we have a twelve year old cellist. Who's going to play popper but also we discovered that he's a composer and he's going to play for us. This beautiful little minuet that when I heard it on Youtube. I thought we need to share that with a larger audience but at the moment we have our oldest performer on today's show coming in at sixteen years old. Wow please welcome from Woodbury New York Caroline Sue Caroline Welcome. I'm so glad that we're starting with a mature August sixteen year old performer. Like yourself what have you got for us..
"gardner" Discussed on Cults
"Throughout his life Gerald Gardner's chronic cleaness led him to seek out a community where he could belong he finally found what he needed when he joined an ancient Pagan Group practicing a secretive released Chen known as Wicca he was initiated into the new forest coven in nineteen thirty nine when he was fifty five at least that's one version of events some critics believe not wiccan never existed until Gardner made it up entirely along with his claims about the new forest coven what we can't see for sure is that in one thousand nine hundred forty seven Gerald Gardner founded the brick it would coven the world's first ever documented weakened sacked today history the debate whether this was when Gardner invented wicca or if brick it would was a natural outgrowth of the new forest coven in nineteen fifty four Gardner published the secret societies practices in a book called witchcraft today founding the modern wiccan religion he claimed that wiccan membership was declining and he believed that casting a wide net for new blood was the only way to save the ancient practices however given his chronic need for love and social acceptance it's likely that he was just courting fame gardens decision to share these ancient religious secrets with the public proved to be a w edge sword on one hand it connected him with a plethora of willing converts ensuring the religion wouldn't die out due to lack of interest however the members of his own coven objected to gardeners methods and believed he was only interested in fame from his Urchin like boyhood to his lonely adult years Gardner had always been deeply lonely now it seemed that Gardner was filling his need for social acceptance through the press Vanessa's going to take over the psychology from here please note Vanessa is not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist but she has done a lot of research for this show. thanks Greg Anthropologist David Sloan Wilson wrote that the pursuit of fame might be an outgrowth of a desire to belong to a group a person zest with being accepted wants to be liked by everyone even strangers and publicity is the easiest way to accomplish this gardeners attention seeking likely stemmed from his lifelong deep seated feelings of isolation and all of his public statements were perfectly crafted to garner attention gardner claimed that Wicca had been in continuous practice for thousands of years since well before the first Christian missionaries reached England for centuries in which is practiced their beliefs in secret fearful of religious discrimination and witch-hunts but fear wasn't the only reason that wiccans kept themselves Adan some of Gardner's followers liked this secrecy as it also meant exclusivity when Gardner started talking to the press he spoiled the mystery around witchcraft and some of the original witches especially Doreen Valiente high priestess of the brick wood coven strove to maintain air traditions although he was never formally excommunicated from the new forest coven or the bracket would coven Gardner soon found himself the target of criticism. I'm an exclusion. He overcompensated for the rejection by forming numerous new covens all over the world and publicizing his beliefs whenever possible As Gardner and his initiates founded new covens in Casselton Glasgow and Hartford Scher he ensured each group retain the same core beliefs that he'd I developed at bracket would he wrote a charter detailing these beliefs gardner freely admitted that the oldest record of wiccan practice were lost to compensate for this sparse information he supposedly researched extensively to reverse engineer the ancient and practices but due to this it was hard to discern where the traditional beliefs ended and gardeners additions began social psychologist it's an author Alexandra Stein noted several key ways that cult leaders maintained control one is a concept called total ideology or the leave the leader and only the leader can set doctrine this means that followers are expected to accept teachings as they come from the founder even if they change over time or directly contradict previous pronouncements Gardner was free to alter the new forest covers charter and set new practices that will he was riding the line between religious teacher and cult leader the charter established the WICCAN calendar which was built around eight holy days these were equally spaced throughout the calendar including the shortest and longest days of the year and the equinoxes days that are exactly twelve hours long which is a gender neutral term for all wiccan practitioners were to honor these days with religious Sarum on his but Gardner was quick to point out that holidays were not ideal for the practice of magic he was evasive about the specific ways that spells were asked or what magic could actually accomplish he simply claimed that wiccans were different from traditional depictions of which is who consorted with the devil or brewed potions over bubbling cauldrons instead he implied that magic could be powerful but was often indistinguishable from coincidence or simple cause and effect as he described in his nineteen fifty nine book the meaning of Witchcraft Magic is as I understand it the art of getting results if I make a wax image of a man in the proper manner stick pins into it and tell the man what I'm doing and he I of fright I contend that he died as the result of a magical act wicked involved the worship of both God and a goddess who were equal in power in theory this meant that Gardner's confidence champion the equality of the sexes in practice societal Patriarchy it seemed to color gardeners interactions with a female which is he knew in his writings Gardner claimed that in ancient times before the earliest witches were driven to hiding women lost their virginity during solemn ceremonies the high priest or another man selected by him would have sex with the woman The entire Coven watched Gardner claimed that the woman's partner was often a complete stranger to her the act was meant to symbolize the woman's embolic union with the Coven and with divine powers her sexual awakening was impersonal a tool to serve the needs of the group more so than something personal or private he didn't seem to espouse similar attitudes regarding male sexuality this is consistent with the observation nations of psychologist Alexandra Stein who noted that colts typically treat women's bodies as de sexualize vessels for devotion and disciples chip in this way it's easier for cult leaders to push against women's sexual boundaries and therefore control their behavior this may see I'm like yet another red flag when it comes to gardeners teachings but it's difficult to say whether Gardner followed his own policies regarding anonymous ritual sacks by many accounts Gardner's wife of nearly thirty years Dorothea was never a member of his covens the two maintained a loving monogamous relationship it's impossible to be certain about wiccans sexual ethics thanks to gardeners insistence that specific wiccan practices remain secret although he loved to court Publicity Gardner recognized that his so called which colts had always been secret societies if he revealed all their me stories he'd lose what made Wikus so special so even though he published broad strokes information about weaken beliefs Gardner never to outsiders those oaths were given during initiation ceremonies which Gardner argued were one of the most important elements of Wicca he claimed a person couldn't truly practice the craft without a formal induction only already initiated wiccans had the power to initiate a new member in practice this that meant that every new convert could trace the recruitment lineage back to Gardner he initiated new high priests or priestesses every time he found did a new coven and those which is in turn initiated their followers then the newcomers would rise in the cult until they had the power to induct new members and so forth by establishing himself as the progenitor of all wiccan lineages Gardner made himself the most most important figure in the religion reporter Bows Harrington identified seven signs that differentiate cults from religions one of which was the author to the entire religion he was just a step away from depicting himself as some sort of God not surprisingly when Gardner took his beliefs public spins and accusation against the wiccans began to fly no matter what you believe outlandish claims about witchcraft and satanism sell papers beginning in the nineteen fifties tabloids began reporting on grim and grisly murders and trying to link them to occultist especially wiccans the February nineteen forty-five murder of Charles Walton for example was sensationally dubbed a magical ritual killing numerous papers inaccurately claimed that Walton's death was the latest in a seventy year cycle in which satanic sacrifices were alertly offered on February fourteenth in addition witnesses reported seeing black dogs and other stereotypical signs of black magic back when Walton died gardner inadvertently made the accusations much worse in one thousand nine hundred fifty five interview with the Sunday pictorial he sized that Wicca didn't practice sacrifice or ritual murder unfortunately the reporter took his quotes out of context and published a hit piece about the moral dangers posed by witchcraft. They called Gardner's books Foul Bait which are meant to trick upstanding people into practicing witchcraft.
"gardner" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Lifts you up and i will invest my time and energy and use that when i am gone enough memories of me will be with you and your heart to keep forever. Stand tall with your shoulders back. This world is yours for the taking and i have a heart at the end. Yeah go ahead yeah. I was gonna say i. I can't say how awesome that is for me to hear. I i have four children myself. I had three boys and then got my girl on on the fourth. Try and it has been just this. The emotional part of the of the switch that has occurred here has been you know a little bit <hes> challenging for me the catch up with and <hes> and and we definitely need more philosophies like yours here on raising our daughters and i think that's very beneficial to everybody that that gets a chance to hear it. Yeah i mean so so when i was really what i'm hoping to do is a wanna set a good example for so that when she she goes in has their own relationships they'll be positive relationships and she's not going to tolerate anybody. <hes> you know treating her uh with disrespecting or incorrectly or or in a harmful manner because that's the example that she's seen me lay out between me and my wife this at it's core. This is about decentralized command where i'm getting. I'm right there. I'm stealing one of <hes> laboring jacko's laws of combat but i want her to make squared away decisions when i'm not around. I want her to be able to take care of herself. I want her to be able to change a toddler. I want her to be able to change the oil if that's what she wants to do and i don't want her to have to be dependent on anyone else and then that will set her up for success excess to be in in the best relationships or whenever she wants to do moving forward as an adult yeah very well said and i and you speak about changes i i actually gave a class at the local library here for the teenagers that were getting their licenses on how to change because it's it's amazing to me how many of the young teenagers that are getting their licensed. I have no idea how to do basic car maintenance so it's just little things like that and i think i speak about a quite a bit on the podcast. We have such a fatherless crisis in our country right now and we see the devastating result result in our society from children that are growing with no father is winless in their life and and so to all those single mothers out air because guys are taking their responsibility and stepping up and helping them out you you can fill this role to you should learn learn how to change a tire and filling that gap 'cause it it it can be done. It needs to be done because like you said the two parent household is becoming <hes> <hes> the exception not the norm or where we're trending in that direction and raising kids is hard. It takes two people yeah. I couldn't agree three more and i know that you you helped so many people now. You're with the echelon franck. You helped so many people in the business world to become leaders. Is it challenging for you to kind of differentiate. A teaching teaching leadership the civilians as opposed to was the sailors and then completely switching to leading your kids all right dad the n._f._l. Season he's in is now upon us and the major.
"gardner" Discussed on Empty Frames
"Welcome back to empty frames. I'm tam here today. The crawlspace studios in worm town with lance. What's up lands i was going to him. It's going well today and land says you know. This is our season to new season finale. What a great way to go out first of all it feels really good to be here yeah in worm town in our little black box and we were joined by the muddy river fact checker ker and he sat in front of the mike and he got into some of the details that that have been sort of irking us a bit about the isabella stewart gardner under museum heist and shirley irking him he has been mentioning these things and <hes> and tweeting about them and we really get into the minute shah here lance of two <hes> moments in particular right. I think we couldn't have done any more than that because getting into the minute you might be putting it lightly the muddy the river fact checker is an extremely detailed individual and we get into the crime scene photo of rick agathe who is duct taped and handcuffed down in the basement of the museum and we go through the details of that photo really pick it apart question why and how for the most part and check out these photos in the show notes we'll try to put them on our social media and such as well but <hes> the photos are really weird it. You see some of the positioning of the duct tape. It's it's sort of weirdly wrapped around his head and then there if you really look into it. There is these things around where he's sitting like a knife. That's odd have a little knife. You've never wear this guy is tied up an open pocket knife. That's just one of the many questions at the muddy river fact checker raises and just to find these answers. I mean we don't really know any of these answers because we haven't spoken to obviously the people who taped them up or to rick abbott so but the questions are raised and it's something that i think if if anybody is interested in the heist will realize that they've had these questions as well. It's just you needed someone to say well. Why is it this this way right and the second second part of this chat with the muddy river fact checker or muddy as we call him <hes> is we go into the minute show once again on the the night before video and this video was recorded though about twenty four hours before the heist took place on march eighteenth nineteen ninety andy and the this is like a security video that happens outside the gardner museum and then you can also see couple of the guards inside the museum zia and again it raises some questions why was released when it was released and what's going on in the video itself and the irony is that we call muddy but he actually does the opposite. He's trying to clear up the the mud. He's trying to clear through the muck. So we really hope you enjoy this conversation. It is as detailed as gets gets. You need to check out the video and the picture and stay tuned to the very end listened to what we talked about. Nothing and stay tuned to the very end. We give an an informal review of the sister podcasts to the garden museum last seen so it's an informal review that you're going to want to hear okay so that's it for season two lance enjoy this conversation and we will see you in.