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"goliath" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"Is just like what's going on me round play and then the guide is like and i guess. Oh the is is david the little pokey guy and goliath is the. Hey yeah glide this is a yeah but i assume that there will be some slingshot involved. I don't think. David defeated goliath by poking at tortured him. Yeah i don't think so either. And as far as i remember. I don't think goliath with some great orator that he just stood in the town square and everyone listen to him. Tell his tales. Okay now i'm looking at the goes to island one. Which was the cool thing where they made a face out of the moon. But it looks like there's someone shoving stick into the ground for some reason. I guess he's conquering the island. The ghost island perhaps because the arm is kind of in the air like e. Yeah or he's trying to pull over that tree. Oh add that to the track and field events that we you pull belt over ghost island. That's your next immunity challenge. Yeah i survivor. Track versus swimmers versus pilots. It's not what is gonna get picked off. I mean i guess the other two tribes of the passengers. So do they end up grouping up. I don't know that's the best way you can insult pilot pilot. You're such a passenger right now. They'll like they'll quit the game. You yeah exactly..
"goliath" Discussed on Amazing FBA
"With this join goliath in basle. No one's willing to fight goliath. No one's when insect amongst that will scan him and david sort of turns up one day. And if you've not read the book david and goliath by malcolm strongly recommend you read it really right back davidson's at one day and says i'll fight him and tries to put on the king's auburn. It doesn't fit him in his make sense as as an analogy hit that we can use which says Try and take them. What are the people that you've got some howland to be yourself. You gotta learn what works few more authentic to you in the midst of all of this and so david sort of cyber to a stream and i think picks up five pebbles he puts them in the pocket but he any needs one puts it in a sling and he swings this stein around in it strikes goliath in the head of goliath dies. And it's that kind of what are the. What are the things that we can put an ask sling to mean amazon. A great big almer. They've got the big fulfillment and the distribution and the instant answers and the clever apps and the data analysis. And all these things which have too big and that beyond that skype. So what are the little things that we can do to make a difference. Infamy this was always this was this was always the learning from this story when it came to ecommerce and say we've touched on them a little bit so when i was dealing with amazon bend essential thing that annoyed the mice. Was you dealing with the machine and you could never get through to a person and if you eventually got through to a person. They couldn't i the computer. The computer made all the final decisions and so became. Exasperatingly became complex. And so the the easy way amazon's do this was would have just been give me an account manager and i could have called them and they could have gone away and sell the problem in thirty seconds. But it it just it fella paul because they were not willing to do that and so you know this is where i took a lot about relationship because amazon does not have the relationship with the consumer. What amazon has is convenience than that one. You'll find and so if you want something you want something quick and it's you're gonna go to amazon so you've got to work hard to get the consumer to come to you. Keep buying from. I think that's really really important. So it's the little things it's the popcorn in the packaging. It's putting you find number on the website and being accessible on the fine. It's the just putting something extra in the box. For no apparent reason of new dislike somebody might include a handwritten. It's the way that you've own voted them with an email. That says tim ways to kill your house. Plant to mean this all these little things little s- times using your sling and don't underestimate the power of those because they really really resonate with your target audience in his simple things like that to keep people coming back. You don't need the big crazy expensive logistic centers show that nice and god blessed the hook group who is trying to achieve that amazon status here in the uk. And it's like you know if that's what you won't guy for gopher in a big white but for mice diverse. That's not what we're about. And i think that relationship and that will density and all of those little things that make a big difference going to be your winning keys and how you in effect stop people going to amazon and come to your website by. Yeah i guess You gotta look at the the giants weaknesses and then just do the opposite. I haven't the in some ways or naturally be the opposite. It's not hard to be the opposite of massive very hard to build very expensive to maintain logistic network of very clever artificial intelligence right so human human you know an artificial intelligence is probably the answer unless you said that the great weakness of his to be better than they are trying to manage six million dollars and i believe it's like five hundred million product lines. It's more than that. It's it's it's just ridiculous on the only way they can do is to automate everything and they are a technology company in that solution unity with a hammer everything looks like a nail annesley. Least everything is probably logical and worked for them and with they. Shoulders goodness knows. But i guess the the is so absolutely obvious to us as as interacted without system that we just as you said if they just for example had a person dedicated to your situation that probably could put with brain power than crazy an algorithm to do it. That's that's the weakness of an ai. Driven system isn't it. I mean. I guess it's like with google conscious funds for google and say is that restaurant really as good as says it is because that's not an option but a restaurant critic might actually just respond to a comment on the post. So yeah. that's really very interesting now. Obviously we've been one of the big things that i was in wins on and dines out his greatest selection. We've talked about lower prices faster delivery. How do we deal with a lower prices thing because obviously price is something that haunts us. If you sold on amazon for any given pay it holds solely. Can i really be more expensive boats. I can teach my convention break. Can i tell my suck every time. All those kinds of questions. So tell me about price and pricing power as a really really good point and i think i start off by dispelling. The myth amazon always the cheapest. Which and i think that's something that i've noticed. Change the less years she wanted. The cheapest doesn't mean it's going to be on amazon. Amazon stands for amazon. One stem for now is more convenience rather than cheek seems to be the the re that the heading down that said you as a third party seller. Us dc business are going to have to sell at a price which is competitive but at a price which makes sense feel business. And so what you what you have to distinguish. I think between your first time customizing. Your paid customer. So you'll first time customer is gonna look an awful lot of price they're gonna look at pricing guy rights. We've all done it. We just go to google shopping on a buy. This item on this is. This price decides this process sizes presence on cycle. But how can i add. Value is the key question here so you go to be competitive on dang thing you have to be the cheapest nothing being the cheapest his price to the bottom. I think is a nigeria. Weeden way we make night pretense definitely cheapest. But i do wanna give insane levels of value so i want the customers feel like if they spent fifty bucks with me but since forty five bucks amazon that something extra that they're getting for that five dollars to the main and their understanding why they spent that and they may be kind of titillated but they feel like they get ten dollars extra worth of value and that actually is a lot more straightforward. Tooting your mind. So you know. There's obviously when i'm not selling on. Amazon is much more money mike to play around with some not playing paying that commissions. I have choices. Things like packaging. I could put a gift with purchase in the books. For example i could run a scheme. Which says will what do a refer friend scheme. So i got two ma nice loyal customers. Listen if you refer a friend. Did i get a voucher for x amount of that first doda but will have you know a credit to your account so next time you're on the side you can get this for free or something and i'm i'm investing my money in my budget that way. Because that seems to make more sense that's going to have more longevity that's going to have more impacts because people are referring may verses may ten in the world. I think if you'll business literally google ads. oh giggle. Shopping price is going to be a big thing until you get year reviews of but i don't think it's the only thing but i for me. The most important thing is not price. It's finally how do you give great value. Yeah i like that. A lot i guess. What if you can find a bit of space between your. You know your costs and you'll price the selling price. I guess that gives you an option to be generous and yet still make a profit. Doesn't it's about fifteen percent that you not giving amazon but also the fact that you giving the spending fifty bucks or fifty pounds as opposed to forty five wouldn't make that much difference to me on a lot of cases. I'm not i guess. I'm probably a little bit careless with my money but like a typical amazon shopper. I've been trained to be a little bit price. Insensitive to a degree and forty five forty nine. I don't really care that much. But i really will care if the experiences really poor especially if it's a gift and not only but if it's a gift to yourself as another category i would say like my wife is a ton of of really beautiful nbc products. There's organic and whatever because she had problem skin childhood so for her. It's the ultimate luxury. And and i think i bought in for my wife. She bought the expensive herself. I think the the downside of a poor quality experience would really outweigh the price. And i guess those the audio consumers on their thinking about it yeah the buffet. You know and you've noted in some respects. I think he won. The consumers always want the cheapest price because then never loyal customers that is going to go where to sleep in effect website. Hoping and actually. If i'm honest with you i think that you much problematic customers that have the highest expectations. That were the first to complain when everything you know. You've sent it the wrong lettering. My pipes kodo zip code or something and it took an extra ten minutes for the possible to get hit there for the order for free. You know what i mean. It's they make the biggest demands. They have the biggest expectations. And if i can put it as bluntly as this that the biggest pains in the all's right and so so then the clients you want an in fact by just by being smart with your pricing policy. You can off light. Hope in japan to amazon or whoever let them have it you deal with that have had it knock yourself out right because these the customers over here that i want and i think you're right. I think there's plenty of people out there. For whom price is an issue. But it's not the key issue. There are other important factors. I think he also that if you give a gift again a little bit like to be fed amazon. Who are genius is a business particularly jeff. Basil's i guess not only the idea of reducing your adspend and putting money on a on a reduced product price equally. You could do the same thing that you've taken fifty percent. You're not spending amazon and keep the price the same put a gift in that as something. Psychologically very powerful about free stuff. It's kinda not free if you think it three but nobody really thinks it's conceit or at least most people want and here's the thing about gifts with purchase number big fan of a gift with punches discount. I'll tell you why. Let's say you know the the beauty company that your wife sells so she's you know the guy who owns a company with the company sinking average order value. Say sixty quid. Right sixty pounds. And so they've got that. And i think can be great and get some more customers. I could discount by twenty that would in effect save somebody twelve pounds by the time. You know that twenty percent discount. He's actually almost eighty percent of my profits or whatever it is. It's a big portion of your profits so raw them discounted by twelve pence. She calls up the candle manufacturer. That manufactures joe mullane candles. Or whoever's right khoza said listen. How much your candles now. Guy was minimum order quantity of thousand three quick age roy. I'll buy a thousand of them. Give me a fragrance. Colin call fragrance or whatever. It is german and you order a thousand kent with candles across three pants right so instead of discounting by twelve pounds. I'm putting kendall in which cost me three pounds. So i'm saving in effect nine pence his thing that candle. I'm going to put for sale on my website at a normal retail price of probably around seventeen twenty pounds right so the gift with purchases like by since big sixty pounds get a candle worth twenty pounds right. That's much better than spend sixty pounds twelve pound discount by for you and your customer to see. I mean obsolete beautiful. Yeah i love it. Because when win i guess. It's the true sense of a common thing. Entrepreneurship is supposed to be in the origin that the meaning of the word is space. Me something about moving resources from a lower to a higher value or something like that so in other words if you all the small middle on little person engineering this you've actually added values everyone because they've sold three thousand pounds worth of candles. I went going to sell you. Make more profit on the qasimi gets better value in the stuff they wanted in the first place and everybody want that twelve pounds. Whatever because they're spending money with you the prototype anyway. If they've really valued cash more than products they'd have the cash so somebody who loves candles and face. What by the way. My wife loves beautiful. Candles shielded some yankee candles the day so that would totally play with. My wife is in fact your customer avatar next door but it's it's really when you think you three as you just said it's just win win. It's which is beautiful thing. So i know that particular one works. I've done that many times. Yeah yes that kind of like. I say it's not price key point prices. No what's important value. that's what's important. The perceived value of the customer has more. They're buying yeah love that. That's a beautiful note and wished to sought to wrap this up. Because i know you've got to get back to help your clients and you'll businesses. If people want to. What would you might. You've clearly got just oodles of of really commonsense value. But based on you know hard one just because something sounds obvious doesn't mean it is for the first five years by against brick wall if people want to come and work with you might whether they find you. And how do they cope out that sure. I begrudge connect just head on over to the website met edmonson dot com. You'll find all my social media links their social media platform of choice or disconnect with me through the website. Be great to hear from you. Matt edmonds dot com fantastic. So my final question. You is is a sneaky one. But i'm going to keep doing it because it always produced an instant response. Which is what question. Should i have asked you that. I haven't yet. That's really great question. What questions should investigate it. You've asked me if i was going to start over again today. What would i do love. That's always a really interesting question. And the reason why. I think this is an interesting question. I remember hanging out with a guy cooled His since passed away in ag became a bit of a close friend. He's he's got started quick. Save years ago Next century guy multi molina. I think it was a billionaire. He's anyway had a lot of money. And i said to ag said ag. Because i was curious when the entrepreneurs listened but if you are starting against a you were in my shoes. Won't you do and he said to me without any hesitation he said supermarkets. And i'm like you do those again. Even you've now go as during tesco. The big things went absolutely. Because i see whether going wrong. I can make a difference on a no. I'm doing in that space. And i just thought that was a really really powerful and from that guy that actually he wouldn't change what he wouldn't have changed what he did. And i think is a great question gun. Ask entrepreneurs if she was starting against a few Excellent and may i ask you that same question than if you were studying today. What would he is very fascinating question. And i am actually quite quite topical. I would say exactly the same way as ag. I like i would go through. This filed find products. I would brand our build a website now building. Komo's business hesitation in my mind whatsoever. I wouldn't look at amazon. Not i wouldn't sell amazon. I wouldn't let i'm isn't being my primary source so-so ebay i'd be like. I am building that website. I love the idea of making more money in i. I love the idea of going to sleep and then waking richer than when i fell asleep because somebody somewhere in the world of my website. Yeah that's still so much. Kanye's that i have to say that's what that's what gets us out of better. I guess in this industry will look mass. I must let you go but thank you so much for your time. Just remains for me to say big big yankee full absolutely and thanks. Michael really appreciate it. Thanks so much. For listening to the ten k collective podcast for six and seven figure amazon selous. I really hope he found this show. Helpful we've run interactive small group masterminds for six and seven figure amazon sellers since september. Twenty seventeen members report things. Like i couldn't have done it without you and find each other. A great resource particularly in challenging times. Our biggest seller to date has broken through the eight figures a year. Mark in twenty twenty members of the ten k. collective must mind are not newcomers. They sell private label or custom products on amazon. And they make a minimum of about three hundred fifty thousand dollars a year or three hundred thousand pounds a year in revenue in most cases much higher than we currently running both online and offline versions of the mastermind to find. Find out more about that. Go to www dot the amazon mastermind dot com. That's the amazon. Must mind dot com. Mickey very much for listening to the show..
"goliath" Discussed on Amazing FBA
"Welcome to the ten k. Collective podcast for six seven and eight figure amazon and ecommerce sellers parts of the amazing. Fda podcast family if you want to scale fast target a seven forget exit and enjoy the process that keep listening evokes. Welcome back to the ten k. Collective podcast the place to be for six seven and eight forget amazon sellers but also ecommerce sellers so subset of the amazing fbi podcasts family. And today we're thinking a bit outside the box with a great guest matt edmund since thinking direct to consume marketing. But i would urge you even if you'll currently own you're selling amazon to think broader particularly if you have your own branded products developed products for private label custom products. This episode is definitely for you because we all all whether we sell to amazon on amazon or off amazon never sold in nominal. Wish to we can ignore. I was in presence as the the eight hundred guerrilla. All the goliath as guest matt puts it so being the digital david to the amazon. Goliath is today's topic and matt's well placed to talk about this. Having sold to amazon vend. Essential awhile ago and with two decades of experience under his belt in the e commerce a ton of value to offer. Hope you enjoyed today's show and take careful notes as if you want to see my notes to ten k..
Looking Back at the Secure Fence Act
"This october will mark fifteen years. Since president. George w bush signed the secure fence act of two thousand and six bill. I'm about to sign is an important step. In our nation's efforts to secure our border and reform immigration system congress approved the act with bipartisan support authorizing nearly seven hundred miles of new barrier along the southwestern border with mexico up until this point just a few dozen miles of border wall had been built and that happened under democratic president. Bill clinton under president george w. bush the secure fence act would focus on militarizing the nearly two thousand mile long border with mexico the act allowed vehicle. Barriers checkpoints increased uses of satellites cameras and other technologies order. Property owners would soon received letters from the federal government asking them for permission to enter and survey their land. This would lead to legal battles and property seizures with many of these moving into new administration's today reporter aaron nelson takes us to a university in brownsville. Texas we're dr. juliet. Garcia led a legal battle against border wall construction. This case is a reminder of the fights. Many continue to wage against an opponent almost impossible to defeat. Here's earn nelson. One overcast morning and late spring. Dr juliet garcia stands at the wild entrance of a defunct golf course overgrown palm palm fronds obscure the welcome sign where the university of texas brownsville. Golf team was headquartered. The golf course was popular with retirees and young golfers hosting tournaments for local high schools countless thousands of rounds of golf every year. If it's part of what we're trying to build here but that's gone now. What lies beyond the wall. Today is a no-man's-land. An outcome of goliath versus david kind of battle. This story begins in late. Two thousand seven a few months after the secure fence act became law the federal government targeted. Utd's land and other private land to try and build a border wall as president of the university. Dr garcia was forced to step away from the classrooms and into the forefront of an unexpected fight to protect the institution. She had helped create. Nobody wants to take on an issue like this. You know. I mean. I'd jobless to hire faculty not fight department of homeland security.
Democratizing Access to Hospital-Grade Disinfection with Eli Harris, President of R-Zero
"Talk to us a little bit about our zero. What is it that you guys are doing. how are you adding value to the healthcare ecosystem. Yes so it was almost sixteen months ago. Now with the academic. I started a a ticket hold. I got in touch with the two mentors in mind. Both entrepreneurs who i've known for about a decade and the three of us started talking about how there's certain events throughout history that just create everlasting societal and infrastructural changes in a dork way. We kinda like in what was happening of the pandemic to nine eleven. How after nine eleven. We have the department of homeland security. You have. tsa fourteen thousand agents. You still can't take a water bottle of where shoes through the airport. You go to a ballgame. You walk through a metal detector. These are all new standards that were created and adopted post nine eleven in some of these psychological star tissue after that event accelerated decrease adoption of those standards. But we never arrest fundamentally the world took on a new posture around security in all shared spaces at our thesis. Fear was at this event of the pandemic was going to broaden that word security to biosecurity to biosafety and in the standards that all organizations are gonna fold as they regard a human health in the safety of their staff their patrons of their communities at large so what we did. Kind of unpacking the disinfection industry. And we've learned quickly that this is a massive industry. Hundreds of billions of dollars market cap governed by these goliath players. Ecolab clorox se. johnson diversey. All of these companies are extremely old. Some over a hundred years old and more or less all pushing commodity chemicals and our response to the pandemic was to go around and host buildings down the chemicals. And that's what we did in. This industry has not evolved with the technology that is becoming become commonplace in almost every other industry. It's extremely antiquated in what we're doing with chemicals. I mean there's there's a lot of limitations there one is. They're not always that effective. There's a lot of human error and how they're applied there's a massive labor cost a massive op ex chemical costs at. It's horrible for the environment. So we got in touch with. Dr richard wade and dr wade actually ran cal osha for fifteen years. He taught at harvard oxford. Uc irvine. We like to call him. The michael jordan's disinfection. He's he's forgotten more about this industry than most of us will ever learn. And he's quite special but he let us on a study to really understand. What are the best tools that exist in infection prevention today. And why have we not democratized access to those
"goliath" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Sally herships in. Inc's smith on tenterhooks. This is the indicator from plant money. The global market for conferencing software is worth eight point seven billion dollars. And they're all these huge players vying for that money. I mean like google has one hundred. Twenty thousand employees microsoft has over one hundred and fifty thousand workers. Zoom has just a few thousand. It's pretty tiny. Zoom should never have beaten out. Its mammoth competition. So how did it do it. Dan show david and goliath tale technology. This message comes from. npr sponsor. The capital one saver card. You were an unlimited four percent back on dining entertainment and popular streaming and three percent back at grocery stores capital one. What's in your wallet. Terms apply see capital one dot com for details. This message comes from. Npr sponsor fund rise making investing in private real estate at as investing in stocks bonds or mutual funds build a more diversified portfolio today at fundraise f. You and d. r. i s. e. dot com slash indicator win kertzman is a research analyst who covers social conference platforms like zoom. So he spent a lot of time thinking about why some companies are more successful than others. What zoom did right. Was something really really simple. It focused on delivering happiness. And that sounds so esoteric and so non business that it's perfect. Okay wait a second. I have to push back here because as somebody who has spent like a great deal of the pandemic on zoom. I don't. I don't know how happy i zoom makes me. Maybe a lot happier than not having zoom zoom mission statement is to quote make video communication friction lists and its philosophy is quote delivering happiness for a lot of us especially during the pandemic videoconferencing has delivered a lot of happiness. I mean it has been a way to see friends loved ones family that you just could not see person. It's also been a way to keep your business going but let's be honest. There is kind of a love. Hate thing going on with online conferencing. It does not always make us happy. So we're gonna circle back to this later. I will hold you to that. Sally herships because we have things to discuss but in the meantime wayne says win the pandemic was its height. It was very particularly difficult time. And he says zoom offered videoconferencing. That didn't create you. Know another source of stress. Hit just works. There are only about seven buttons maximum on any given screen. It just works. And that's actually why we use a lot of google and a lot of the things we use when it just works. We're happy still. There are these other enormous companies that offer similar services and z. managed to beat them like cisco and google. So let's look at their mission statements to. Let's start with cisco's because eric wants zoom. Ceo used to work there. Stacey would you please read cisco's mission statement absolutely here. It is quote to inspire new possibilities for our customers by reimagining their applications securing their data transforming their infrastructure and empowering their teams. How are you feeling lost happiness. I choose happiness. Sally and eric reportedly says that when he worked at cisco he quote did not see a single happy customer. I mean granted. He is now the competition. So you have great itself. But still and he destroyed that has all these really fun. Features for instance you know. I'm talking to you now from the surface of mars. I could have a moustache if i wanted to. Or there's like skin smoothing technology to make you look like young fabulous. This is all true but sometimes the special effects can backfire. Which is exactly what happened to this lawyer in texas. Who had what you might call a tiny little mishap during virtual court. And you need to know. His filter was a cat. Mr pot and i believe you have a filter turned on in the video settings you might want to Judge if somehow you miss this video it is it's epic it's like this little cuge kitten phased sue sweet with little folded down ears and this giant rolling is and the little kittens houses movie with the lawyer so you have these two very serious sort of peering into their cameras and this cat live not. I'm not a cat. it's amazing. I mean it's it's like in my opinion one of the best things to come out of twenty wani anyway back to cisco which does not have a cat filter when eric left cisco and founded zoom he decided to make happiness key and weighing. The analyst says. Don't be skeptical. The strategy worked even talking to a lot of the folks who are working at zoom. It wasn't just something on the board that they followed. It really had a different Way that they handle customers but of course we can't really keep talking about zooms big win without looking at one of its biggest contenders the eight hundred pound gorilla. Google google basically owns us. All we use g mail and calendars and google maps and google has own video conferencing software. Google meet also google hangouts. So let's look at google's mission statement your it is quote to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. It's not feel feeling nothing. I'm dead inside but to be fair. Google has been organized it's been trying to dominate the conferencing market but unlike zoom google is a giant company. It wants you to use all of its different products and services so it inadvertently put this speed bump in place one of the challenges. Google threw up there and any barrier at this time. Perhaps one too much is that you actually had to use a g mail address also if he were a paying glow customer. You can't just buy glow meet. You have to buy a package and this is where zoom out again. Not only do make an effort to be easy to use but it was also easy to buy which in terms of business strategies sounds almost comically obvious but again during all that disruption when the pandemic hit some of these conferencing software companies were forcing potential customers to talk to us sales rep. I and there could be a weight of multiple weeks to do that to be fair. Google video conferencing has done really well and of course ellie zoom has had its issues. It has not been totally smooth. Sailing security was a pretty major issue for a while. I don't know if you remember people zoom bombing stranger showing up in meetings. And that's a problem. If you're trying to have some kind of secure conversation wayne says zoom has solved the problem and he said there was a very good reason that it jumped on that issue so quickly. Trust as it's often said is earned in crops and lost in buckets makes sense but we can't talk about seen without talking about the other kind of happiness like the kinda feel dreaming up from my soul after a day of staring at a webcam on my god fatigue is real the amount of my brain devoted to like worrying about fly away. Hair his like quintupled last year. I spent so much of my time. When i'm supposed to be talking about economics wondering like if my hair has been doing that all day it's a problem all right but still. I think we have to just admit that video conferencing is probably here to stay. It can make life better in so many ways. Yeah it definitely can. But i think you'd go ahead and through my camera right now sally. This episode was produced by dave blanchard. It was fact checked by michael and the by cake kincannon. The indicator is a production of an arc. Ps i am not a cat what happens to police officers who get caught stealing lying or tampering with evidence. Each week we open up an internal affairs that used to be secret to find out how well the police police themselves. Listen to on our watch. A podcast from npr and kate..
Shopping for the Web
"This season. We've been unpacking the longest year in tech history. Nineteen ninety five. The year our future began so much started in that time but few changes were more consequential than the advent of online shopping. In just a couple of decades it's grown from a handful of startups to a team of goliaths and we couldn't live without them. But as we'll see the dominance of certain online shops is only partly due to brilliant business maneuvers. Now like i said amazon is not the entirety of commerce but it is the big fish in the pond so let's begin their why in nineteen ninety five did amazon start delivering packages. What made it possible. And what's at founder. Jeff bezos on a path toward shipping billions of packages every year. He immediately understood the whole idea of transferring currency at making trades with this new use of this relatively new technology. The internet robert specter wrote the first book on amazon. It's called amazon dot com. Get big fast and that should tell you something about the amazon origin story. It's a story about capitalizing on a particular moment. Seizing the day in the early nineties. Basil's lived in manhattan. He was making more than a million bucks a year working at a hedge fund that relied on algorithms cutting at the time and it speaks to the sort of business. Basil's believed it. A data driven business and automated business. Meanwhile the hedge funds founder. David shaw adebayo's and a few others to look into this newfangled internet thing see what kind of opportunities were there. So jeff and other people looked at various product categories. In of all things books rose to the top as the most obvious product category. Why books
"goliath" Discussed on The Bible...but Funnier
"The philistines with sworn enemies of israel. And so it made sense. They ended up in the war. The philistines and the israelites. Both camped opposite signs of a valley ready to do battle. Now they just wanted each other made slowly faces in the direction of their enemies however one day the silly faces ended the philistines called authors. Secret weapon a giant named goliath. Oh gaffe the guy was nine feet tall with some seriously thick and heavy armor. He had this spear that weighed more than most dudes of the day. Goliath stepped forward his footsteps causing many quake's these riots. Quick to but not just because the ground was shaking because they were scared out of their minds glaviano side in a big booming voice. Why have you dead come up to battle. I will make a deal. The only chance you have to win. Choose a fighter for your side and send them against me if he wins. Then you win this battle. We will commit to serving you. But if i win. This is a lot more likely arming. Have you seen the my biceps. Then you must be. our servants. Goliath drove a hard bargain was an offer. The israelites couldn't reviews because literally they couldn't philistines had a giant on their side. So is the king of the israelites at this time. He looked down at his minute of valor his fierce warriors. But they were all trying to hide behind tents and barrels one guy shouted knows goes every soldier mainly put their finger on their nose saul saw that no one wanted to fight so he became greatly afraid meanwhile in a city far away from the battle. A young boy named david of bethlehem traveled to the camp on his father's order. David had to bring food to his three oldest brothers who certain saul's army. He also carried with him a wide sort of cheeses for the commander of the army. No i didn't have that in. That's in the scripture. David not worked with the sheep but he left them in the care of another so he could go on this journey to become the world's first store dash deliver when david finally got to the camp and found his brothers. He walked into a meeting.
Wet Notes 5-6-2021
"This is wet. Notes here on scooby. Shock radio for may six two thousand and twenty one. I want to start off today with a story. That is a bit of personal meaning to me. And that's a story about what some recreational divers found while diving out in hawaii. Awful and i. Now i have quite a few dives out there. Awful and i and these divers found some unexploded world war two era ordinance. They found two bombs. One was at seventy four feet and the other one was at ninety four feet. The divers immediately notified to hawaii division of aquatic research. Who went out to investigate it and confirmed it was unexploded ordinance the report indicated that the munitions were about three hundred yards offshore. The exact location wasn't disclosed when but it may be in the area of the first and second cathedrals again personal for me. Because i have probably about at least twenty. Five dives onto cathedrals as of now. There aren't any more updates and there was no mention on the divers website and they run many charters out to the site. Let's see where this goes. I recently checked out the four ocean blog to see if there was anything of interest will there was a lot but one thing did pique. My interest for ocean occasionally does a blog on plastics around the world. And that's where they identify articles or stories that talk about the plastic crisis facing the world. Now one article was from interesting engineering and it was written by deora as deamer and this was about plastic eating mushrooms. Yes certain types of fungi can ingest and eat plastic apparently in two thousand eleven some yale researchers discovered rare mushroom in the amazon forest and it was able to digest and break down plastics. One of the scenarios suggest that these plastic eating mushrooms could be placed at the bottom of landfills interesting over the years. There have been various successful experiments. So what's the holdup perhaps speed. It takes times for the mushrooms to eat and digest the plastic and there's also competition for other investment now. Here's a bit of disturbing news that i saw from dima apparently there's going to be a virtual meeting of the florida fish and wildlife conservation commission or dfw see on may twelfth and thirteenth one of the topics on may twelfth. I think it is a two. Our discussion is to review and update the goliath grouper. Now this review is to look at if they should allow a limited highly. Regulated harvest of the goliath grouper. Why well that's a really good question now if you go out to the f. w. website you'll be able to find a detailed Presentation on this review. Even if the science holds up and supports the harvest. I would have to ask if the enforcement is of a regulated harvest. Dean feels that. The economic value of the goliath grouper are better served without any harvest and continue the protection they currently have. Sos thousand island. Well what's that all about. Well for those of you are familiar with the saint lawrence seaway in the thousand island region. Sos stands for save ontario shipwreck thousand island chapter now. This was reported in scuba news. Sos thousand island wants to create an artificial reef off of brockville in canada. Why are they making such a bold proposal. Were there are three main objectives. I an artificial reef will reduce the pressure on the local historic wooden shipwrecks and then second. An artificial reef can preserve the maritime history of ships that had been destined for scrap and finally this effort will assist the local aquarium in promoting maritime heritage and discovery. This is still a long way off but there is some good news in that day of identified a ship that could be used and it is the former canadian coast. Guard vessel the c. c. g. s. mont. Mandy now this ship was built in one thousand nine hundred sixty three and it was decommissioned and sold in nineteen ninety nine. Let's see where this one goes. Well here's something that. I just saw from patty. I think it was on the patty pro blog. Patty women's dive day. Two thousand and twenty one is coming and the tagline on the blog was celebrate the connection between mandy and the ocean. This year's patty women's dive day is july seventeenth 2021. This event started six years ago in two thousand and fifteen and it was started as a way to encourage more female participation in sport scuba diving to date there have been over four thousand patty women's dive day events in over one hundred countries. I'm sure last year was a little tough to get events planned and executed safely this year. More places are opening and travel is picking up. Everyone can participate be on the lookout for patty women's dive day event in your local area or maybe even travel to a nice destination to participate and finally today. I thought i'd give everyone and update on traveling. To the bahamas. As of may first the bahamas ministry of health has released new guidelines for entry departure. I if you are fully vaccinated for covid nineteen that's two weeks from your final. Does you don't need a covid. Nineteen tests prior to entry. Nor do you need to fill out the daily health questionnaire or get a covert test. After your fifth day on the island. You'll still need to apply for the bahamas. Health visa prior to entry. And you still need to get a covert test before travelling back to the united states. Now we're heading to nassau a may twenty six th so these changes make things a whole lot simpler. Hopefully more countries will open up. Like the bahamas. Well that's it for wet notes on may six two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shack radio
Storytime: 100 Rooms
"Round everyone. One hundred rooms The morning of frederick's one hundredth birthday. He woke up with a smile. He'd lived a long happy life working his way up to become a successful merchant and raising three daughters whom he adored their names were harmony melody and colli appeal. Frederick always loved music but he was too busy buying selling and trading to learn how to play an instrument so we'd given his daughter's musical names in hopes that sunday one of them would become a musician harmony. His oldest didn't seem very interested nor did his middle child melody. A colli appease ears had always perked up the opening notes of any song and from a young age she was dabbling in all sorts of instruments from the violin. The piano to the drums to celebrate fredericks one hundredth birthday. His daughters threw him a big party at his grand mansion. All one hundred rooms of the mansion were brimming with smiling chattering guests after the guests had gobbled up their cake and gone home. Frederick called harmony melody and goliath to his side. More daughters today was marvelous. Thank you glorious party harmony. The eldest had grown up to become a businesswoman. You're welcome father. It was such a pleasure organizing the guest list and ordering all the supplies and everything looked so. Perfect fredericks middle daughter. Melody was a hotel manager. The staff setup. Everything just as. I requested the tables the chairs the flowers. Everything frederick smiled at his two daughters. You both didn't beautifully then. He turned his eyes to his youngest. You alive those musicians. Wherever did you find them. I've never heard such wonderful music in my very own house.
Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants
"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those
Small investors turn GameStop into a Wall Street "David and Goliath" story
"David and goliath story but with social media yeah. A story of small stock traders outwitting big institutional investors and making a fortune. Doing it for the moment game. Stop who's star covered around four dollars a year ago over three hundred dollars with the biggest gains happening just in this past week and in large part due to the buzz on social media online brokers tried to put the brakes on the wild ride but yesterday there were many more twists entrance. Npr's berliner senior editor in our business has been following all this. Thanks so much for being with us. He's got can you give us a recap of All the ups and downs this week. Yeah well let's start with game stop. It's retailer video games and familiar story. It our time It was in a lot of malls wasn't a good place to be And a bunch of headphones said you know that it's only gonna get worse for game stops. So they they bet against the stock. It's called short-selling At the same time though the online communities where a lot of people have taken to online trading People who were They were game. Stop fan maybe they had boss stuff there as kids and there are a lot more people treat online during the pandemic and they started buying stock when there's really push down And it just started picking up steam totally proliferated this weekend. It became kind of a mass movement. It sends the stock price in the stratosphere and the big hedge funds took a lot of losses. I mean that's the point and people make money a lot of people lose money who who winds up paying the price well. So far it's the hedge funds the short seller's they've lost a lot of money billions But that could all change if the game stop stock tumbles back to earth like for example where it was at the beginning of the year. It could be really painful for a lot of people who join these. These of message groups in in a place called a wall street bets where they've gathered to push up the stock. It's been kind of a jubilant atmosphere but if the stock starts fine they could get hurt pretty badly. Should we expect greater controls on. These rollercoaster trades to come in well. We saw some during the week. The popular online broker robin hood restricted trading game. Stop stop people from buying the stock. There was a huge backlash against robin hood. People were saying there was a lady double standard against small investors Robinhood opened up trading again on friday beyond that we should be hearings in congress and the securities and exchange commission dot a warning to be on the lookout for market manipulation. But there's no public evidence of that so far in this situation. There's nothing illegal or wrong about being enthusiastic about his stock now. If there's evidence the stock price was artificially inflated that would be a different story. How much has wall street been shaken by this. By saying how i'd want to say how easy because i'm sure it's not easy but How this could happen so unexpectedly. It's a seismic shift The power was in the hand of small investors for once you know wall street. Firms have had a lot of advantages in markets. That's let some people think they're rigged and this time the emitters got the upper hand Where this goes. No there could be some bearing back of short-selling but really we don't really know
An Attempt at Breaking Down the GameStop Situation
"I'm the dreams as the Esports minute for me Sports Network. So a lot smarter people than me have explained the situation, but I'm going to give it a pretty short explanation. But please go look for better ones. And first of all, I'm not a financial advisor. I just like the stock. I think most people have seen the meme GameStop stock. Oh absolutely nuclear and value along with some other stocks that had big short positions taken out on them a short Mission put simply is the ability to borrow a stock and sell it with the goal of buying the stock back later with the cost reduce and then returning the borrowed stock. It's effectively a bet on companies a going-out-of-business or at least continuing to decline. That's why the names being thrown out today are companies on the decline GameStop AMC Theaters Nokia Blackberry Etc wage. Some hedge funds would absolutely stupid with these short positions. Sometimes taking out a larger position than actual stocks available. You know classic Wall Street stuff one. Such firm was Melvin Capital took out a massive short position primarily on GameStop, then Wall Street bets erratic Community filled with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Each independently made the choice to invest in GameStop orchestrating what's known as a short squeeze from there. The stock price goes up as firms like Melvin Capital have to cover their losses by buying more stock and the end result is a staring contest of sorts with both sides trying to out hold the other one. This is again super over simplified, please go search out better explanations of what's going on to the one I'm giving right now. This has been happening over the course of the week. But yesterday on Thursday it became even more complicated when Robin Hood decided to freeze trading Robinhood is an app that brand itself as a place to democratize Trading. Bring in retail Traders and allow everybody to get a little piece of the stock market. They even named themselves Robin Hood after the famous character that stole from the rich to give back to the poor. Well, one of the big backers of Robin Hood is Citadel who's also a backer of Melvin capital and when push came to shove Citadel forced Robin Hood 2008 trades Robin Hood still claimed his allegedly. Allegedly Robin Hood still claims. They did this because of the volatility and to protect their users, but it's pretty clear that out of the stocks all froze at a pretty suspicious time to the point where even and Ted Cruz two completely opposite sides of the American political Spectrum both were calling out Robin Hood and calling us today. She's into it. So there's some shady stuff going on here. But what happened yesterday with people unable to buy it the price started dipping, although not really back to Earth. It didn't crater like one would expect. Free this entire ordeal as I write this with markets closing on Friday afternoon. GameStop is right around $300 a share AMC is around $13 and blackberry is 14000 of those numbers represent massive jumps from where the stock was a few weeks ago, but solid declines from Peaks reached over the last week right now. We are in basically a three-way standoff with hedge funds retail investors and then the giant question mark of government regulations and trading platforms. If Government Regulators decide to step in if trading platforms decide to shut down even more true that's going to have massive impact on what happens here. We really don't know how this is going to play out. And anybody who says they do take them with a grain of salt. I say that as someone who has some am seeing a little bit of gme and some Dogecoin in his portfolio. But still please be careful. Don't invest any money you aren't able to lose also another word of caution. Don't fool. This is entirely a David V Goliath situation here. Wall Street is very smart. And there are a lot of firms not named Melvin capital or Citadel some of those firms were already long on GameStop many others saw what was happening and took out big positions. So while this has often been framed as Wall Street vs. Reddit that's not entirely accurate but for retail investors their choice might actually be a bit of a silver lining because what it means that the deck is not entirely stacked against you plenty of uber rich people have a lot to gain from this short squeeze as well. If it was all about money versus a bunch of people on Reddit. Well, I think history tells us who's going to win that but there's a lot of money on the GameStop side too. So who knows how this is going to play out wage. It's important to recognize that all the billionaires who are tweeting out their support. I'm looking at you Elon Musk and Mark Cuban might not be doing that entirely for altruistic
"goliath" Discussed on The Bible...but Funnier
"David ran upton quickly but dug in his heels when he got closer. He reached into his bag and took out one smooth stone after placing in his sling. He spun his sling around around around then off. The stone went soaring through the air. The stone hit goliaths section enlarged forehead and goliath faltered until he fell face first in the ground. That's how david won the day without even using a sword all us with a sling and his stone and the help of god. Seeing their champion was a goner. The philistines tend and ran. The armies of israel set off in pursuit to defeat them. David grabbed a couple of souvenirs from goliath and went back to the camp of israel saul saw all this in turn to his commander abner. Who was munching on a wide. Assortment of cheeses avner. Who is this kid. Abner shrugs no idea so over to meet. David i f. congrats not bad for a rookie. Second of all who in the world are you. I am son of your servant. Jesse of bethlen also literally the chapter before this. I was playing the lyre to soothe your soul in your presence. So are you telling me you have seriously forgotten who. I am solid shrieked. Oh yeah. don't forget about that. Well if you want to give up your singer-songwriter career. I can give you a spot in the military david replied. Why can't i do both. that's fine. just don't try to be more popular me or anything saul replied. I can only see that indian in disaster. Both of them laughed as they walked to discuss more about david's new career options things for listening to today's the bible but funnier story. The famous battle of david versus goliath is such a popular story. If you read the tax in i samuel seventeen. you'll notice that. It stresses what that one david is. A young and to david doesn't use a sword. Truly this is the epitome of an underdog story yet. Also let's remember that. David is prepared to take alive. He's experienced fine animals and he's probably really good at a slingshot. This weapon is not your toy where it's a rubber band between a fork. Stick this weapon. When swung properly can reach some incredible speeds it could easily be deadly so david was prepared in some ways but not how the military saw things with trust in the lord. David could take the skills he does have and use them for god's purposes so whoever you are wherever you are you can use what god's already given you serve god in some truly amazing ways and maybe your story will be told as much as goliath the bible but funnier is a production of theology media. You can find the offering media the media dot com and on facebook twitter and instagram. all @ fiaff media as always show is written and hosted by jake dobermans. The music is by kenny o. Prince the voice at the beginning and end is by seth parker. Thanks for listening to the bible. Funnier join us again. Next monday for another crazy ride through scripture..
"goliath" Discussed on The Bible...but Funnier
"If the animal attacked me. I take it out in hand to hand combat in short i can totally take a nine foot while you're trained from his youth with advanced weaponry. Besides dave continued the lord. God who saved me from the wild animals will save me from this philistine. Saw shrek anti give you points with the speech. So saul got david outfitted in the full armor. Get up gave him a big sword to david explained the saul. I can't go out on these. I've never used them. David took them off instead. David picked up five smooth stones and put them in his shepherd's pouch. He decided to only carry his slingshot. Before jamie went el sol stopped him. Wait david i have one to ask you. David turned to saul assault. Spoke to him. Are there really tigers around here. I mean i thought no. David interrupted saul. There are no tigers. I was just doing a bit with that. David stepped onto the battlefield. Seeing the young boy in shepherd's close philistines. were confused. Glaive himself a loud rumbling belly. Laugh lend me coined a term that will not be relevant for about three thousand years l. o. l. That means laugh out loud. Because that's what i'm doing david. Saudi heard saw a distance angrily yelling. His trademark on the term goliath continued to jeer. Come out me. Bro this will be easy confidently damage steps closer to the giant man. He declared you come to me with a sword. And with a spear and with a javelin i come to you in the name of the lord of the armies of israel the same. God you have insulted. Today this day award will deliver you into my hands and earth will at the lord saves now with the sword nor the spear the battle belongs to the lord so it is you who should come every.
Why Ohio Lawmakers Are Rethinking Recent Nuclear Power Plant Bailouts
"Lawmakers in ohio are looking at repealing. A nuclear power plant bailout. That was passed last year. Federal investigators are linking the passage of the bill to the biggest corruption case in the state's history. Here's ohio public. Radio's andy chow. Ohio sweeping energy law. That bailed out two of the state's nuclear power. Plants is now tied to a sixty one million dollar bribery scheme. It's an alleged web of conspiracy and tangling the speaker of the house a huge energy company and the state's top utilities regulator. Let's go back to two thousand seventeen. The us department of justice says that's when republican state representative. Larry householder hashed out of the utility company. Not directly named but believed to be first energy. That plan was a quid pro quo. Householder would get money to help him. Become speaker and i energy would get a bailout of its nuclear power plants from twenty seventeen to twenty. Eighteen householder was backed by millions of dollars and so called dark money us to elect his allies in house races around the state fast forward to january twenty nineteen. Those allies elect householder speaker. And he then rolls out a plan for a billion dollar. Nuclear power plant bailout. The money coming from ratepayers. Rachel bells a ratepayer advocate with ohio consumers. Power alliance says something smelled fishy. It seemed an awful lot. Like a real setup. It was never more apparent than eighty six and even heading into it that we were david and goliath that bill each b. six attracted national attention because it cut green energy standards at a time when many states were doing the opposite increasing their mandates for renewable energy five months later a mysterious campaign group called generation now spent millions on mailers and ads supporting the bill. Hosing reform killing jobs and swimming. Catherine tersser of common cause. Ohio says the group wouldn't disclose where the money was coming from. And that makes it hard on voters if they can't understand how our legislators are making decisions or who is attempting to influence elections or to influence the way we feel about public policy. Well then we're left in the. That mystery was solved in july when the scandal broke where today to announce the arrest of larry householder to speaker of the house. It turns out the fbi had been following the bailout bill saga from the beginning and says it has evidence to prove householder was taking bribes from first energy funneled through the group generation now in october. A lobbyist for first energy pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. And just hours later. I energy fired. It's ceo chuck jones and last month. Ohio's public utilities commission chair. Sam randazzo resigned after the fbi searched his home despite the scandal. Many ohio legislators. Still defend the nuclear bailout. Republican state representative dickstein says it saves jobs and cuts down on carbon stein argues that its benefits outweigh the scandal or those folks involved. They'll pay a price for any wrongdoing. That all the way comes through the court process. Ohio lawmakers are now considering repealing or freezing the bailout. If that's not done by the end of this month new charges will appear on ratepayers bills to start. Funding the bailout. Meanwhile larry householder maintains his innocence and while removed as house. He remains a state representative after winning reelection last month for npr news. I'm andy chow in columbus.
The Rays Eliminate the Yankees In a Heartbreaking Game 5
"Me ask you this e because. In, twenty seventeen, there was this new core coming up right. And the thought was hey. Unexpected Ron made the playoffs one game away from the world series and I remember even the wildcard game against Minnesota that year was like just let this core group get a playoff series under their belt so that they get some experience and can grow with it. You got within one game of the world series one one of the world series it didn't happen. Now, there's a postseason failure in eighteen in one, thousand, nine hundred and get to the brink again, it doesn't happen in twenty losing game five of the LDS. At this point. Does it still if you're part of that group. visit. Still feel like you're ascending or do you start wonder if you've plateaued Now, you deficit they just sending I mean especially, those guys are so young you know what I'm saying like. inexperience in you know in age. So Yeah I. Mean You know going back over that run like seventeen we had to run. With all those young kids in. Out though I didn't I had I, didn't think it was gonna make the playoffs just just because we went to the playoffs in seventeen and everybody had career years we're coming back. You know with a young team I just I was surprised that we made the playoffs gotta ask. about a red sox end. In the next year, I thought nineteen, we were set up to. To to make a great run a debrecen. Obviously, we didn't do that. NFL This year you know is short season everything went on. So just to be able to to get out there and play and compete I think guys are excited. You know excited I mean I think is a lot to build on I. Don't think. I don't think you can up this year with the rest of them just because it was such a short season you don't think any. There's no like wondering are we the you know late nineties braves early two thousand braves where we're going to. We're GONNA get to a certain now they won one in ninety five to be fair to them. But then you know they're winning division after division after division losing to the playoffs losing the playoffs listen to play. Yeah I mean it does that enter the mind of this group at this point. I. Like I'm not in a group anymore so. I can't. Really tell you if they're starting to feel like that or not. You know. I was never I was never in that position I was about to say as a young player would. Myself as when I was young, I always felt like I had time like like August time to do you know what? I'm saying I got time to do, and then like I say, I, always bring up a seven because that was our year like we put it all together and that was a year and didn't happen. So starting panicking. So. You would have to ask the guys individually which year they thought that they were GonNa win in when it doesn't happen that year then you start panicking like shit maybe this this may not have you know hand. Right now all those guys play for the Yankees in they noted that the organization will do whatever they can to try to win auto free agents, auto players, and so no I think that they got time you. and. The reality is the starting rotation. Looked a lot different than what they had set out for because you thought you were going to have Severino James Paxton right behind Garrett Cole and you didn't, and obviously that changes the equation and made you have to use the bullpen differently, etc. Now, I, WanNa talk about coal for a minute see look if there's One Guy. Who acquitted himself beautifully in this Yankees. postseason. It was Garrett Cole I. Mean This Dude was everything they could've asked for he gives up one hit in this game and who knows if it's not for some weird wall overhang that Aaron judge got to familiar with maybe he doesn't even give up any hits in his five and a third innings. He. He really delivered and that you have to feel good about knowing okay. This guy is going to shove exactly the way you want him to this time of year yet. That was great to watch him be able to go out before. As that I know he wants you know what I'm saying. So it'll be good not this time next year everything rolling around you'll be fans in the stands and. Hopefully. We can have that Yankee Stadium proxy magic, and. Readiness. All the way to to we're supposed to be, which is a berated. I. What about pitching on three days Resi. What feels different like do you notice like all my arm isn't as strong I mean what? What what makes it a more difficult challenge when you're not pitching on your normal rush when you're pitching on short rest, it's not necessarily like your are being source. It's like everything else like little aches Oh you know you know you didn't get your. Your full arrest so you can't really overthrow You know watching that I felt like he was trying to give his normal effort their first ending everything was up. You know he was all kind of all over the place. Any just kinda settled in you know what I'm saying he gave us time you take a little longer than than usual and. He kinda settled into the game was able to find this delivery. That's the one thing about picking three days you have to find your delivery like. Were percent. Can you pitch at whether that? Sixty, five, percent seventy, five, percent, eighty, five percent. You know what I'm saying like you have to find that was going to make you be able to strikes in and be effective. So if it seems like you've found that right at the right time, you got to strike out and you know he kinda he kinda sail from after that I mean you have to Solo homer to tomatoes and then you know almost today what's that guy's name? You say his name well over process l. no the guy run our arousal arise arena Larussa Rhody. Almost curveball out but other than that. You know he pitched great. So yeah like you said I mean he delivered and and you know going forward that he'll be able to to to pitch in these situations you know several be able to pitch any situation. We saw what money can do to two nights ago. Yeah. Your boy came man Monte the Frazier Bryant Man, these guys these guys are in a good spot. So like I said nobody I don't think anybody in their Hispanic and not player. Wise. Anyway, you know that that's is the fans in the front office and stuff. You are the master of pitching on three days Resi and because of that even though it has a little less punch because the Yankees lost this game compared to what it would have been if the Yankees won this game. I want explore that a little bit further with you because you you did it a lot. I mean the way you did it in. Milwaukee with multiple starts down the stretch over and over again as you were just in Bistro and then we saw it in the nine playoffs as well where you did it the entire Oh nine playoffs and delivered you did it in game one and four of the AL CS is at it again in Games one and four the world series. What kind of advice did you offer Garrett Cole as he was getting ready to do it for the first time in his career as someone who did a lot and did it in big stages? You know what I didn't and I was watching the first thing that I was like man Fuck I should've called. You know what I'm saying. But I didn't he's he gates. He's he he figured it out on his own. You know what? I'm saying, I don't need to call bad like he'll call me if he did something. Yeah so I don't I don't want to bother him. I don't WanNa call him I know how he is. You know know the days before you know the day of leading up to historic. So you know I I don't want to call him but please believe I'll facetime mining when I figured out that he was making start. Well whatever you told Monte in the face time, it worked out really pitch well and game four and I was encouraged. You know see if we go through this game, there's not there's not a lot to nitpick and say, okay, this could have been done differently. This could have been done differently. We've just lost a game and. You just lost a baseball game to. All the time where we go to Tampa or we we play apple you know what I'm saying. So that's why I was so scared to play them in the playoff series because. That's the one team that I know that can fucking Peterson the series and they know it too. Yep Yet one hundred percent. It's how I felt last year too when they were playing the Astros and people like Oh we want the race I was like the race competing in the. Last. Year to we would have been counted the same. You know what I'm saying we would have been a seven game series for sure if they beat if last night got typically fucker pitches. Right move coming for the first. and. On the whole right I mean this is this is not what you are looking forward to. If you're major league baseball as far as ratings go I believe the Yankees when all is said and done at the end of this s I think they're gonNA have nine of the top ten highest rated games thus far in the playoffs they're going to have been involved in. So you know you better believe that there are going to be people who are wishing that the Yankees went as deep as possible for the sake of you know the economics of the sport, but from a pure. David Goliath baseball storyline, and there is something amazing even though it's not going to make my stomach feel-good or your Z. about the Tampa Bay rays and they're twelve dollar payroll. Taken down the big bad Yankees and Brosseau hitting the home run off Chapman after that like there's something crazy about that story how many times it I tell you that's not the way we do my career I'm not into. The raise but winning visit. I kept telling you that. The fucking raise
A Sustainable Startup Is Taking a Bite Out of the Toothpaste Market
"Something to chew on more than a billion toothpaste tubes or thrown away every year. That's the equivalent of fifty empire state buildings of discarded plastic tubes accumulating in landfills and oceans but wait isn't plastic recyclable. Well, that's what we thought. But earlier this month and NPR and PBS expose found that most recycling companies are only recycling milk jugs and soda. Bottles. That's Right Those Food Containers Yogurt Cups and other plastics that you painstakingly rinse out and throw into your recycling bin get buried in the landfill just like the other trash and toothpaste tubes typically have aluminum in them aren't recyclable at all. Now, one cheeky tooth care startup wants to clean up the sectors act bite toothpaste bits has one of those typical problem solving origin stories. Founder Lindsey McCormack was bothered by the toothpaste tube she threw away in her spare time she came up with a chewable tablet that foam just like her favourite paste the company rack up about fifty thousand subscribers in a year. Bite take sustainability. Seriously the tablets are vegan gluten free and packaged refillable glass jars subscribe to refills and they in sacks you can throw into a compost heap. McCormick also managed to ditch many of the chemicals found in typical household brands. She even made an appearance on his shark tank where she turned down a six-figure offer from Mark Cuban. McCormack said, she wanted to keep more control over the company Bite recently released a line of vegan plastic free dental floss. The startup will have to face down some goliath-sized competitors though toothpaste giant Colgate is making its own sustainability play overseas the brands smile for good toothpaste is nearly one hundred percent natural and certified Vegan most toothpastes can't be certified begin because the animal derived glycerin they use. USA. Today reports smile good uses plant based Glycerin instead, it's also packaged in a plastic tube made from high density polyethylene also called HD. HD. p. e. actually is recyclable is the same plastic us to make milk jugs smile for goods much. anticipated. Packaging has a long time coming. It took the company five years to figure out how to make a recyclable plastic tube soft enough to squeeze. Parent company Colgate Palmolive says all of its products will have recyclable packaging within five years. Smile for good is being rolled out in Europe the company staying quiet on when or if it's coming to the US though these moves away from non recyclable plastics are good news for the environment, and if there are any silver linings to the horrors of this pandemic one may be this sustainability has more selling power consumers are more sensitive to the environmental impact of their purchases, according to progressive, Grocer magazine and July study by new. York University found that sustainability marketed products continue to grow during the pandemic even as other brands floundered. That priority is clearly not lost on companies ranging from scrappy startups, worldwide conglomerates that one a sink their teeth into a bigger space of the market share by.
Should You Go to War With a Larger Company
"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them to a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream host dot com slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su. And I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about if you should go to war with a larger company. So let's give you some context here. Yesterday were recording this as of August Fourteenth Twenty, twenty fortnight decided to go all out. They basically added in that payments and gay people discount, and you're actually you're not allowed to do that inside of apples ego system or android ecosystem because they charge either apple charges thirty percent commission I believe for Android it's about twenty percent or so. So both android and apple kick them off the. But what happened was epic, which is the owner fortnight by the way to do seventeen, billion dollars a year I believe they had their lawyers ready to go. So everything was drafted out boom lawsuit and basically what happened next was they had the nineteen eighty-four spin spin on apple's nineteen eighty-four added where that person came out and she spun around and through this thing. At the big giant TV and so look they were totally prepared to take off the gloves ready to go crazy and so yeah, they're fighting this behemoth seventeen billion dollars is the David Goliath is, what's what's apple's market cap trillion right over one trillion they're actually me up closer to getting to too there you have it. So what are your thoughts on this? Neil? Look at today I believe you should do what's best for your customers and users, and if that means you have to fight someone didn't do it because whatever's the best experience for your customers, your users what benefits in the most is what's going to win in the long run? Even if that means, you're going to have a battle with a really large corporation. Yeah I, think you know most people that are not in text don't know about the base camp founders how they launched. Hey and the how they're fighting they were fighting apple I don't know what ended up happening with that. But this is a much bigger example because everyone knows what art is and for them to actually file a lawsuit and then go against them and create a really nice add as well. That shows that you know they are sick and tired of being charged. You know seemingly outrageous kind of race it's I actually think it's apples prerogative to charge whatever they want. To charge, you know you're you're free to come off the platform whatever. So we'll see how this plays out. You know I think it's good pr you know from a market perspective it's going to be good for epic fortnight to just be like Oh like, yes I'm was actually standing up to apple and you know they're going to be in the news for a little bit more, and so we'll see what happens there and they're also big enough where they potentially when while most people who are trying to mess around with apple are much smaller have the capital while fortnight has enough. Money, but in general speaking, you should do its best beer users, and if that means you fight against someone than Soviet, you're doing what's best and what's right and at the goal then go for it you may not win. There's no guarantee of that but you gotta do what's right for people. Yeah I mean the final thing I'll add is look the discount on a permanent discount, right so instead of paying seven dollars or sorry instead of paying ten dollars for to buy coins for for in game items, it's actually seven dollars. Now I believe eight dollars. That's a significant discount because. I. Remember back
Microsoft makes case against Apple with filing in support of Fortnite maker Epic Games
"And Goliath battle. Microsoft just sided with David Epic games. The maker of a popular video game fortnight is suing Apple and Google. Microsoft is joining the video game maker in that lawsuit, Going after Apple and Google marketplaces Nova Sappho is here with more high Nova. Good morning, Sadri. So epic is suing Google and Apple over alleged monopolistic practices in their APP stores. What does that have to do with Microsoft? What's happening is that the fight is spilling over and affecting. Other companies. Potentially epic games makes fortnight as you mentioned, but it also makes a tool that a lot of a lot of other video game developers used to make their own games. It's called Thie unreal engine, and that's where Microsoft comes in. Epic says Apple has threatened to stop the unreal engine. From working with IOS and Mac devices, and Microsoft, in a court filing over the weekend, said that would affect its games business that it will be forced to either abandoned Apple customers or find another tool for game development. Remind us how
Discipleship: Our Role in God's Plan with Jeff McDaniel
"Don't find their own identity until they haven't interaction with the identity of God. They have to have their burning Bush experience. They have to have the road to Damascus experience. It's always unique. and. It always happens before they find who they are and the after find who they are before they find what God called them to do. Make sense in. The wego through life like what should I do? What should I be? No, you're asking the wrong question. The question is, who am I? Who is got in who am I because when you figure those two out, you'll never have a question about what you were called the do. So that's the second thing. You See. David. Start to do this right. There's so much wrapped up David but. There's two different aspect here. David I'm thinking about which let's get with the first aspect that is important for Americans is we think we are the center of the universe. We're the center of the universe. We think we're the center of God's plan. We think we're the center of everything right and and. Pretty. Most people are gonNA, come back and say, no other people do but that's not me. But you can see this in the way we read scripture. The when we read David and Goliath. Even look that I'm David. Bingo. Right. I'm David Who's my Goliath all this stuff. Some of the other characters in that story how David's brothers All right who reads the David and Goliath story and says, you know what? Man I really see David's brother in me. I'm released. All right. and. So we missed that or how about how about like how many times did God come through the Old Testament and like because somebody did something wrong like five thousand people would die. Well, what if what if that's us? Our role in scripture is the nameless Christian who died in the plague. Right. What if what if we're the older brother in the Prodigal Son Story? Exactly. Let's put that in perspective. When I preached the next TIME DOWN AT THE CHURCH BUT God has a much bigger plan and everybody has a role in that plan. Right. So so what Beth and I were talking about the other day is like everybody in everything in the world has a to play right that centers around God's plan not Gods God's plan doesn't sit around us we send around plan. So. One of the things I I plan on using this analogy the next time I preach but. Even in nature God has created everything have its rule and to play a part in support of his plant. So like one of those animals and nature that has a very unique plan in a very unique purpose as the Dung Beetle. So the Dung beetles job is to eat poo it just like it lives to eat crap. So when we when we look at this spiritually, what if we were called to be a spiritual dung? Beetle. Right yeah. Here's here's the deal though the Dung Beetle meant it loves poo. If thinks it's the best thing under the Sun Right. So, it's not like the Dung Beetle is like Oh man I got a horrible job here because it's fulfilling the God given purpose that it was made fortin. Now. Here's the deal. If another animal doesn't know what its mission is doesn't know what it's purposes, but it's like man that thing is so happy and this is maybe I should do what that's doing because that things happy and so now all of a sudden an animal that wasn't made be Dung Beetle tries to live outside of what God made it to be an all. It's GonNa be unhappy and find itself eating dirt. And that's what we do spiritually because we don't know who we are. So when we see someone who does know their identity, we try to mimic them. Okay. That makes sense that makes sense. Right. So you have people in the church all the time who just see the next celebrity pastor and just try to be what that celebrity pastor is Yep Yep. Even. Though that might not be who God called them to be.
Why Your Business Needs an Enemy
"Successful companies have defined enemies and you need an enemy in your business to go after Apple's enemy is the PC Tesla's enemy. Our fossil fuels are any cars are running on fossil fuels. Expedience enemy is your local travelagent overcharging you for your next trip. This is clearly defined in their marketing in their sales in their messaging, and there's a reason why they do it. They do it because it's important for you to define who you're not who you are. Trying to be the opposite of and this has a lot to do with human psychology as consumers. We know what we don't want. We don't necessarily know what we want, but we know what we don't want. So automatically, if you say, we are not this all the things that people get annoyed by you say, yeah, I don't like this and you automatically resonate with their brand who's defining that problem defining enemy some of the most successful marketing has been. Painting a business or brand against an enemy Sega did this in the nineties with Sega genesis pitting itself against Nintendo, and then later Sony playstation do the same thing with crash bandicoot against Nintendo clearly saying we're going after these people some beginners beginner entrepreneurs will say, well, that's kind of risky. What if that doesn't? Now there's no risk in that landing it's either going to resonate strongly people people are going to be like I don't know if I like that but it won't be vanilla it can't be ignored. The worst thing in business is being ignored and that's why it's very important for you define your stance we are not this we are here because we don't like how these people are doing things. The reason why this also works so well is because it gets in front of the idea that consumers are shopping around there comparing you against the competition and by getting in front of your saying, Hey, this is why were better we are not like this we're like this. This is also common in software web flow, which is a website building application for designers. Mainly, they have dedicated pages on how they compare against their competitors whether it's wordpress or squarespace they go head to head they don't shy away from it. They say these are our competitors. This is why we're better. This is why we created web flow. A lot of new businesses don't want to do this because they're afraid they think maybe Goliath is going to be down on David in the big company is going to get angry and retaliate or something like that. No, they're a big company. This is. Fair game they know it and they're dealing with our other competition as well. They understand the people that are the top of the mountain are going to be challenged and as the underdog people love an underdog story the love seeing and undertake on the big company and say we don't like the way they're doing their bloated there you know slow they're this they're that and we're here to give you something new if you WanNa. See a very good example of this. It's hey dot com I mentioned in an earlier episode this week behave dot com is a new email software it's basically a. To g? Mail. Is created by the guys behind base camp, and they clearly say that g mail is their enemy or traditional email is their enemy, and this is why they're better and they go after the competition to go after their enemy the our enemy does this this this? They don't respect your privacy they make email a chore. You waste so much time in your inbox again, your customers. Can really resonate with pain. They can really resonate with things. They hate, we all know we hate. So automatically when you are the person that's defining this, they feel like this person has a solution that's defining the enemy really does it really clearly states we're not this. We don't do this to you or all about this that contrast is really powerful marketing that contrast is really good for your brand. In also drives everything your business. So you know exactly who you are a lot of us we get lost when we do our marketing or email marketing or paid ads or even our copy on our website, and we're not really sure who we are. This clearly defines when you have an enemy, you know what you're not, and therefore the opposite who you are the other reason why this is so strong and it's so powerful. Is that when people? Shop around they come to your website they'll learn okay, this is your enemy. These are the people that you are going against. They might not even know that your competitor has some flaws and by visiting our website, they start reconsidering go into the competitor they're like, oh. Wow. I. Didn't know that people say that about the competitors I didn't know that this is what I'm in for. I didn't know that there are alternatives and because you're not trying to. Be a me too product and saying, Hey, we do this too. We do this to having a clear enemy and and really expressing that in the language of your website and your marketing really shows hey, there's a better way to do things you don't have to go with the status quo.
As Grocery Deliveries Soar, Startup Raises $10 Million to Unseat Giant Instacart
"As a result of COVID, nineteen instinct cart has become the Goliath of grocery delivery businesses as virus fears. Keep us out of grocery stores. We've been relying on food delivery mainly, INSTA- carts GIG workers called shoppers to keep a stocked up. This April INSTA- cart sales were five times greater than a year ago the Financial Times reported that I've popping growth hardly escaped. Investors Notice INSTA-. Cart raised another two hundred twenty five million dollars earlier this month that evaluation, approaching fourteen billion dollars. That's nearly double its valuation only eighteen months ago, perhaps needless to say instant carts thirty-three-year-old. A poor va mater is now a billionaire. But less you jump to the conclusion that Mehta can sit back and relax safe in his seat at the top of this rapidly growing industry. Thank again. A small startup called Ling is coming rich share of the grocery delivery business, though tiny compared to Insta- card investors are also taking notice last week dumpling raise six point five million dollars for a total of ten million dollars in funding so far founded in two thousand seventeen dumpling helps people create independent delivery businesses, the difference between shopping for instance card and dumpling is simple, but fundamental dumpling delivery workers own their own businesses Insta- cart workers are subcontractors paid by the shopping trip. Dumplings Co CEO's Joel. Shapiro Innate Danna make no bones about what motivated them to create dumpling. They felt sharing economy companies like Insta- card were treating workers on fairly so they created an APP that helps perspective entrepreneurs go into business for themselves to create a new business users pay a ten dollar fee for access to dumplings services and listing on the company's site where customers can search for shoppers. Bhai Zip Code. Shoppers paid dumpling a five dollar fee for each job or when they get busy enough switched to a monthly payment of thirty nine dollars. Dumplings model is not unlike Amazon's two year old partner delivery service, which also helps people start their own businesses in their case exclusively delivering Amazon packages supporters of the independent model say self employment in the delivery industry offers a number of advantages including higher revenue and insulation from the anti-god worker legislation that's cropping up all over the country so far fueled in part by the pandemic. The models seems to be working dumplings. Founders say customers or ordering twenty times more groceries than they were before in nineteen, and the company says it has helped. Two thousand people start their own delivery companies people. People like Kelly Vilchez in Orange County California. Vilchez operates under the business name shop girl. Oh, see. She told the L. A. Times that she's earning three to five thousand dollars a month. She's clearly a dumpling success story. According to the shop girl OC facebook page villages is featured in dumplings advertising campaign in contrast Insta- card has been plagued by shopper complaints since the onset of the coronavirus in March and April, many walked off the job, demanding better protection against Covid, nineteen higher tips and sick leave the Winston card initially claimed the strikes made no impact. Courts reporter Michelle Chang Rights. That's debatable on June. Fifteenth the Seattle. City Council voted unanimously to require that. GIG were companies like Insta- card and Grub pay their workers an extra two dollars and fifty cents hazard pay per order. That requirement is intended to last through the end of the COVID nineteen civil emergency declared by Seattle's mayor. Insecure has vowed a legal fight. Similar legislation is pending in Philadelphia New York and San Francisco Chang writes. It is these sorts of ills shortages of personal protective equipment, low pay and lack of sickly. The dumpling claimed self employment solves, but entrepreneurship isn't easy dumpling delivery workers have to do their own marketing and find their own customers, and they're on the hook. If grocery buyers failed to pay, which dumpling says is rare, that said any platform that helps the millions of unemployed grow their own wealth. Is appealing to investors, and it's interesting to note that dumplings mission says nothing specifically about the grocery business rather they say. We WanNA. Make dumpling trusted partner that helps anyone launched running grow their own service based business. Sure dumpling starting groceries. Be Questions. Where will they go next?
"goliath" Discussed on EconTalk
"In in California for example teachers have to get. Their undergraduate degree in a subject, and then they can get a master's in education. I believe that it's important for every teacher to have a bachelor's degree in a disciplined, and whether it's English or history or science or mathematics but then think it's important for them to be certified teachers I? Don't think that amateurs teachers are good teachers I. Don't think the teach for America is a good model for teaching, because it's only five weeks of preparation and there, it's being used as a stepping stone to some other real decision. By issues that. Classroom management a huge aspect teaching. That non teachers are Bolivia's to have no idea how hard it is to keep. Ten, let alone twenty or twenty-five adolescence say it in their chairs paying attention. Of course, that's one of the reasons that the charter school boubons spends a lot of time on that. which I think bothers a lot of people. I understand that it can be somewhat controlling but. I think most education degrees that masters you're. You're talking about not really help people. They don't teach that stuff. South part of the education you get theories about how people learn how to manage an disruptive unruly classroom, or am I wrong? I think that's not true I think I would rather see people who have an education. Certification than people who don't because I think that it's important to know something about the failure. Going into I would not like to see people going into medicine. Who had no medical training? There is pedagogical training. It's important I wish the science of education were half as good as the science of medicine, both of which struggle you know, the the fads that were popular in Educational, Theory and pedagogy twenty years ago have been left behind. We've new ones. I don't think we're making progress they're. Written a lot about the DADS I happen. I happen to think that school choice is not only fed, but the school choice. I'm old enough to remember when the term school choice with stigmatized because it, it really was born with the southern segregation movement and the Charter. People hate to hear, but it's true. The term school choice was the favourite. Gun of the southern governors in the seventh southern senators, because it was their way of maintaining segregation, and there have been many studies coming from the Ucla Center on Civil Rights, and from other civil rights groups The any kind of choice, intensifies segregation, racial segregation, social segregation, religious segregation, and that's true internationally, not just here. I'll just close with the question response to that. You can let you respond and have the last word. I. Don't really care about the phrase The people that I know include myself again in this who who are in favor of school choice. Are deeply disturbed by the lack of. Opportunity available to the poorest children, America many of whom tragically are black. Black parents are the biggest proponents of charter schools. They are the biggest proponents of choice. It's true. They are aided by billionaires, but at least somebody cares about him. I don't think it's correct to suggest or imply that people who want choice for parents and children are somehow racist I. Just don't think it's true. While I, I haven't said there. Anyone who supports choice is racist. Although the school choice movement did begin a amongst the southern segregationists, but I think it's important to spawn that in the only massive vote on charter schools took place in Massachusetts in twenty sixteen at it was on one side where the teachers and parents at the local school committees civil rights groups, and they were against expanding charters on the other side were the waltons Michael Bloomberg hedge. Fund managers a lot of incredibly wealthy people who said we're here to provide more charter schools and more choices, and that measure went down and every single minority community black and. And Hispanic parents voted against it. The only place that won a majority were in wealthy white communities that never expected to see a charter school in their own community, but we thought it should work for someone else so to say that black and Hispanic parents are the main drivers of this moving ignores the fact that the overwhelming majority of black and Hispanic children are in public schools. They are not on waiting. Lists talk about waiting lists is is ridiculous because no one has ever audited them and the few instances where they were for example in Boston they were audited by the local public radio station and they found duplications trip. Arche, then accepted who are still on a waiting list. Waiting lists were in fact, vastly inflated, so don't believe that you don't think that the charter schools of of New York City, success, Academy Charter schools of New Orleans have waiting lists that people. That lottery is irrelevant. It's just it's just a PR move. It. There I live in a neighborhood with a success academy school. They are constantly advertising for students. It's a marketing ploy. I'd that there are waiting lists in New Orleans except to get into the very best schools, because half the schools are failing schools half the charters New Orleans failing schools, so of course kids WANNA get out of the failing schools and get into the successful schools, but that's only you know it's a half-and-half deal and New York is I, said success. Academy is constantly trying to. To pump up their applications, so they can have a lottery but I think that in most of the charters. They don't have lotteries at all. Because there is not that overwhelming demand, there are not huge lists waiting to get into charters, only six percents and Detroit. They have lots of charters that closed because there was no demand Washington state where Bill Gates thought to install charters, several of his charters already closed because of because of a lack of demand so I think they should really stop. Playing this card of there's this huge demand hundreds of thousands of cancer are on the waiting list is simply not true. Eighty percent of of the charter schools in Los Angeles have vacancies at least when they were open, eighty percent or more than eighty percent had bacon cheese, so yeah, a few successful schools have waiting lists most or not successful schools. I guess today has been Diane Ravitch Diane. Thanks for being part of a contract. It's been a.
"goliath" Discussed on EconTalk
"Is that there was an impression one that you seem to disagree with, but there was an impression that the public schools in poor neighborhoods were were not effective that the inability to get rid of the worst teachers was a problem that principals who did a mediocre job did not face any accountability, and there was a desperate effort at that point, which has failed I. Agree with you. It has failed, but there was a desperate effort to say well. We gotta have some accountability here. We've got to have some measure in a system that doesn't have much competition, and perhaps it's a mistake to go to. Of Outer System or charter school system, but the current the the status quo is not acceptable, and it's I as I'll give you the challenge way. You're the secretary of Education for the United States or I'll let you be the head of a school district, or let you be a principal in a crummy public school. And and we can't fix the social problems overnight. It's a problem I agree with you. It's a terrible challenge for the schools of America that were the the the cultural and social and financial challenges that the kids face is a huge part of the problem that no school, no matter how great can easily overcome, but it does overcome it for thousands of students, and I think that counts in accounts in the charter schools where that's happening. And I think it happens less frequently in the public schools and I think that's that's a tragedy. I I'd like to hear from you. What what could we do better? Is there anything that we could do better? Do you think everything's fine? We just got rid of the charter school system. I think that there should not be competition for public money to divert money away from public schools where eighty to ninety percent of the kids are because it makes it's really robbing Peter to pay Paul or hold pay Peter. It's wrong because you're defunding the kids who were left behind who were the neediest kids so that a few kids can go to a charter school, which may or may not be a successful school may be failing charter school. At maybe a charter school closes, and yet it's absorbing public funds. We haven't even talked about outdoors, but To me are probably going to be supported by the Supreme Court in this ESKIMO versus Montana case and I think that's really scary, because we as a society are going to be supporting, not only evangelical schools I. Don't Mind Supporting Catholic schools, although i. do think that Catholics should be should fund their own schools i. don't WanNa. See. Yeshivas supported there you. She was in New York that don't teach English, and they're proud of it. They don't teach modern science and they're proud of it. There will be supporting Muslim schools you their religions. We haven't dreamed of WHO will school simply to get public money. What we know ought voucher system in Florida is it takes a billion dollars a year out of the public schools the kids. Schools do not take the same tests as the public schools I, there are no standards whatsoever and no accountability whatsoever for the voucher, except agreed except for that one thing you keep forgetting, or at least not mentioning which I know, you don't forget it. Parents have to choose those schools for their kids. Their. Parents were choosing terrible schools for their children There are parents who are choosing schools where they're with teaching them that science can be taught from the from the Bible Science Count, be taught from the Bible religion can be taught from the Bible but not science. There are schools where you don't have to be a high school graduate to be a teacher. I've met someone when I was traveling in the West, a WHO is not. Not a high school graduate who is teaching a religious school and I thought that was pathetic, but you know parents are choosing to have their children uneducated I. Don't think that's a good decision for society, and whereas I think it's this is a parent's choice. They should pay for it. Themselves is pathetic to have the public expected to pay for dead. Religious schools are for that matter for any religious rules, and it's equally. I agree with you there. But I think it's equally pathetic. Parents have to pay for schools that have horrible teachers at public schools, and we don't have a very good mechanism for getting rid of them. Well rest where you're wrong is we have a teacher shortage? Because we have so demonized teachers over the past twenty to thirty years that we have a national shortage of teachers, we do not have a surplus of teachers. We don't have people banging on the door and saying I want to be. There are people who are Ben. And I I want to be a teacher, but they're very few there the very few in the they're very dedicated I can't tell you. I can't tell you how many people I've met. who were ordinary teachers who are smarter than anyone I ever met at the Hoover Institution okay. So very low bar. I am but I'll let you get away with that one, but do you. Would you agree with that? We ought to get rid of certification as a requirement. Do you think it's useful? The teachers are get a degree in education to be able to teach in a public school. Maybe, we can reduce the the shortage that way. No. We can't reduce the short and set way because teaching is such low paid profession that as long as people can make much more money doing anything else I. It's hard to recruit into teaching, but it's even harder to recruit into teaching when teachers are treated with such disrespect, and when teaching is is demonized the way it has been by academics think tanks by journalists, and so forth, and and where the public is encouraged to look down teachers the way a waiting for Superman did teaching I think. No. You're you're continuing to say. The schools are somehow filled with bed teachers. They're not even in the worst schools. There are incredible. Teachers are not tell us out every day working with the most difficult children diapering grownup children. Jobs, you wouldn't consider taking working for forty five thousand dollars a year, and then I have my friends and think tanks making two hundred thousand a year. About beds, teachers and I encourage them to try teaching for a week. I would never I. would never demonize teachers as a profession I disagree that. I don't think that I think that the think tanks are really good at demonizing the unions. Whether that's a good idea, not a different question, but most of the people I know. Include myself in this who are. Who At least are sympathetic to the charter school movement, and who are concerned about the state of America's public schools We don't demonize I. Think teachings. Teachers are honored at America. I think it's a glorious job. I say that as a former academic who who was very proud of the teaching. I did in the classroom It's a deeply satisfying job to be able to work daily with students and I. Think you'd get a lot of respect now. He'll get a lotta respect maybe in certain social circles because you don't make much money. that's a shame that shows the little Nissim Pettiness of of human beings unfortunately, but I agree with you. I think there are a lot of fabulous teachers who work. Who who who worked so hard and I think. We could have more of them if we get rid of certification. If we got rid of education requirements for teaching I think there are a lot of. Talented people who would love to teach if they didn't have to jump through those hoops. Let me just give you an anecdote. It. Anecdotes are not social science or science educational. But you know one of my friends children. Went to an elite Ivy League college, then went to Oxford and got a double master and decided when she came back to your, she wanted to teach. She could not teach in a public school. She wasn't good enough because she didn't know how to handle the kids. She knew how to teach one on one. She couldn't handle a classroom. What teachers learn I?.
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"School system, which of course would not be? One size fits all I know that from earlier conversation. What do you think principles could do to do a better job? I agree with you that in the in the charter school system. There is an over emphasis for lots of reasons. on on test scores. You think that's a mistake. I do up to a point but what? WHAT SHOULD BE DIFFERENT What's what could be done besides the social policy things that you'd like to change in the? In the lives of these children outside of school Do you think America's schools well run, and if not what might be done, that would be different. In my case I think I'd like principals to have the right. This is what I like about charter schools. Let me tell you the two things I like about him. One is parents who don't have to go there. If they live the neighbor, then go somewhere else, and the second is that the principal can get rid of an honor. can get rid of bad teachers in honor. Good ones That's not as true. It appears to me in the public school system. Do you think that's irrelevant? Or do you think it's just not? It's relatively small and its impact. I think it's relatively small and its impact, because first of all I'm married to a former school principal, who had no problem getting rid of bad teachers? and. People don't get teachers get tenure for three to four years, and during that time they get observed repeatedly by their principal, and the principal has the right at anytime to say at. You're not cut out to be a teacher as I suggest you'd find another job and you're out finished. If teachers get tenured. They have a right to a hearing. I think that's reasonable. Why should everyone have a right to know who's accusing them whether the accusation is just? If they don't get a speedy hearing. Then shame on the administrators but I've also met principals. WHO said you know? I do my best to train my teachers to make sure that they're they're. Did allie higher well prepared teachers, and then to support them once in there in the classroom, so what we have right now nationally is a huge shortage of teachers whether that'll be true after the pandemic. Who knows because? Teaching may become attractive again because there's going to be massive unemployment in this country, but they're. The best schools are the ones that recruit their teachers carefully make sure that they're well prepared to teach. Support them in the classroom. Make sure that they have the what they need in terms of supplies and don't have to pay for it out of their own pocket. And then do their best to retain them. That's what it. Does and that's what good teachers do when they end. They give them the freedom to teach I. Think Right now. One of the huge problems we have is. We have a really stupid federal law. with no child left behind was continued by Obama's race to the top are remains in the law. Every student succeeds act, and that's the infiltration and mandating. Testing and we're the only advanced country in the world chest, every child every year waste billions of dollars on, but that's introducing a different subject. Now. Let's talk about that actually I. I do think. Teaching to the test is a problem although again when I read Sarah Cars Book about. What happens in the actual classroom or Robert Sunday CEOS where they were embedded in schools for year. There's a lot of education on there. It's not just teaching people how to take tests or how to memorize. Spit back answers that obviously you can design it a test. That's better than some Although inevitably, there is some. Imperfection there's no task contest. What we really deeply care about which is the ability to? Communicate. So that I agree with it. That's a problem Do you think that outside of the test score? Obsession America has in both public and charter schools that you're talking about that the rest of it. It would be okay. Well I. Spent many years. Doing what I do, which is to say that for almost fifty years I've been a historian of education. I spent seven years on the national testing board I got not standardized testing. Pretty intensively I was disappointed to discover that the the outcomes seldom changed. The richest kids had the highest scores in the poorest kids have the lowest scores and you can say charter schools change that but we'll. We've already had that discussion, so I won't go into that What I've learned about tests and I would read the questions before they were given on a national test. Kids across the country is often found that the questions were really bad questions they were had ambiguities. were confusing to students. They were passed through multiple review committees than they were still confusing questions, and then even worse for the answers I could look at the answers and say wait a minute there to right answers here. And I would argue with other people sitting on the same review committee with all say. They're to right answers. Which one's the right answer we don't know. And yet the kid is supposed to figure out what the test maker had in mind. What I've learned by. Reading tests quite expensive. And reviewing the. Is the test or not really very good measures of anything. Related to pick the right answer of won the tests maker had mine now? Let's look at the way it works. The kids take usually this year. They're not taking the test because of the pandemic, but typically the kids take the test and March the results come in August or September. The kids no longer have the same teacher, and then the results tell you nothing about the individual child. They simply say this child scored A. A one, a two or three or four. This child is at the thirty five percent of the sixty five percent. This is not what you call diagnostic information. This is what you call useless information. It's like you're going to the doctor having a tremendous pain in your stomach and you say Dr. what should I do and the doctor says I'm going to give you a test and I'll get back to you in four months. Okay, you may be dead by then, but then he comes back to you. Any says we'll even not even when he gets back to you in four months. You may not have the pain anymore, but he says you. You know you're in the top twenty percent for people who have this particular pain, but that's all I can tell you. That's what the test starts today. They are utterly useless. They have no diagnostic value, so we're spending billions of dollars testing every child every year and getting nothing from it, other than rankings and ratings which stigmatize schools and say the school should be closed because it has, we should be looking at those schools and saying you know there there. There's an overload of kids here with disabilities. We need more help to them. There's an overload of kids who don't speak English. We need more help to them. There are things we could be doing the more useful than simply giving standardized says, but I think the reason that the tests movement became so popular among both Republicans Democrat Democrat politicians and. And Right..
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"By the effort that the teachers in those schools put forward. To help students who are not cherry-picked who are struggling who desperately have trump have desperate challenges in adapting to academic life, and those teachers work eighty ninety hours a week. They're not like the Cherry. The kids who are self motivated, necessarily go home to an easy environment. Parents can help them. Those kids are struggling and there. You can call them cherry-picked, but those teachers. Break break their hearts to to to to help those kids succeed, and it's not easy, and you know that you know that I, mean I'm not you know how hard that is? It's it's hard work. You know I I. Never put down. Anybody's doing the teachers I think. Teachers are wonderful. The problem charters have is that they have tremendous turnover of teachers success academy. which you mentioned has a fifty percent turnout rate every single year. They are constantly advertising for new teachers. They train their teachers. Teachers and within two years they have to almost have a complete turnover ultra as a high turnover rate. You can't work people sixty and seventy and eighty hours a week and expected. This is going to be their profession. I have enormous respect for the teaching profession and I think it's the teachers are underpaid. I think it's you look at what's happening right now. In the midst of this pandemic in teachers are really knocking. Themselves selves out to find ways to stay in contact with their kids. Kids I have grandchildren who are in public school there on Zoom three times a day in her for their conferences in their meetings, their teachers are doing whatever I mean there. There's a phenomenon around the country right now, called teacher parades, and the teachers lineup their cars, one and a car, and they go through the neighborhood, waving to their children, and the children stand on the porch, and they're all blowing each other kisses in this is a an incredibly important and valuable profession and the so-called. so-called reformers them disrupters had done attacking teachers to the past and I was there at the hoover, institution hearing whether it's Rick. Hanya Shekar are Mo- complaining about unions complaining about teachers, themselves is though with an easy job. It is not an easy job, and I would either. One of them are any of them to get into a classroom with thirty kids for a day and survive I. Don't i. don't think Terry. I don't think terrier error would underestimate. The challenges are being a a schoolteacher. I only I. Only do indeed. There was this theory which are Hanish at after propound that you should fire the lowest performing teachers every year bottom five percent and the way he defined the bottom five percent where those who didn't get test score gains, and the problem with the theory was a that. It never works, and you're basically identifying the teachers who are who are working with the lowest performing kids, because they don't see the big gains so. Wherever. This has been tried out this judging teachers by the test scores of their students. You find out that the best teachers in the schools, and so the suburban teachers see the tests for gains the teachers Rossi kids see test score gains the teachers who have who are teaching the kids with disabilities. All look like bad teachers. And, there's no one to take their place. But the teachers in new, Orleans who doubled the performance of their kids before Katrina, and after Katrina when they went from a public school system to an all charter school system. You GotTa give him some credit, don't you? CanNot make a valid comparison from before Katrina when you had A. Twenty five percent more kids, so you disappear at twenty five percent of your kids from the poorest families, and then you compare it to the kid who came who came back after the storm. Back Real, pretty poor and They're not all the white kids who remained are in the highest performing schools. They're out in the schools that are rated Europe what they've done in new, Orleans is if a school consistently fails. They close it. They opened again and then five years later. They find that that's that's fulfills to do you really believe. Do you really believe that the doubling of test score of? New Orleans because only the the best kids came back in the bottom tales didn't come back now. I don't first of all the test scores. When you say that it's doubling proficiency in. It's one of the lowest performing. District send the you can double. Proficiency of proficiency is very low, and you still have a low performing district new. Orleans is a low performing district in a very low performing state, so let's not overstate what this doubling of proficiency, but if you had your way, those charter schools weren't allowed to be there. They'd still be at half of what they were before. Doesn't know because the other thing that happened in New Orleans which Doesn't get mentioned. Is there was a significant increase in funding because of Katrina and the significant increase came first from the federal government, and secondly from the philanthropist, so if you were to increase funding significantly, would you see the same increase? Doubt it. We've tried that. Lots of places haven't seen that significant increase, but it's possible I would just mention the listeners that recant Shak. Who Danny you just mentioned is been on. ECON talk. A number of times You can hear his views on teachers I I. Do not agree that we should fire the bottom five percent every year. I don't know if Rickwood state at that way either but. Well I WANNA. I WANNA get back to the public schools for a SEC and waiting superman, so one of the parts of that of that film that was disturbing was how the worst teachers not because of test scores just because they don't do a good job. Get. Shuffled around within. The district can't be fired. Do you think that affects the quality of Public School System the willingness of unions to defend. Horrible teachers keep them employed well. I think that that that was overstated. in New York City which has a union and the unions purposes to defend teachers when teachers are unjustly accused. They have a right to a hearing. This is not lifetime tenured sought to kind of lifetime. tenured professors have a university. Teachers have a right to a hearing and that's all they have a right to. and. So a principle of people in public school can fire a lousy teacher. If they're just a lousy teacher, they sure can don't get tenure on the first day that their work and in most districts say at least California probably is, that has the shortest period before teachers are tenured, but in districts it takes three to four years before you get tenure, and if too many, if bad teachers are getting tenured than we have an administrator problem. So starting to that actually why we try that as we can find out more agreement, Diane..
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"That portrays as did Sarah cars book as does Robert Pundits us, book as does. I think anyone who is part of this movement. The incredible. Urgency. The parents have to get their kids out of failing public school system. How do you how do you? Do They not count. They are desperate. Their kids are having horrible times in their public schools, some of which are the result of other factors for sure, but they are desperate desperate the number of people who apply for those slots in the lotteries. They are. Thirsty for their children's education. How can you doesn't that count? First of all. I would say that parents should do whatever they WANNA do. Let's choices up to them is whether they want to send their children to a religious school. They want to choose a charter. That's their choice. It's not me to tell them that they shouldn't as a policymaker however I, think policymakers whether Secretary of education or the State Superintendent have an obligation to strengthen and improve the public school system which. which enrolls anywhere from eighty to ninety percent of the children her I I was talking with some in Georgia to a reporter the other day about what's happening there. And she said the only thing they talk about in the legislatures, vouchers and I said what percent of the children in Georgia in Public School? She said ninety two percents. What are they doing to improve the education for the ninety two percent nothing nothing. been trying that for sixty years for sixty years for three generations, we have failed the poorest children in America through the school system. It charters are not an answer. If that were the case, Detroit would be. New Orleans would be the best system in the country. It's not half the schools are failing schools. For the research you talk about the children are desperately poor. They live in very poor families in very poor neighborhoods to tragedy. Charters were supposed to fix a poverty. That's what the reformers were saying. Well, they don't fix poverty and having kicker in schools that are rated D. R. F Detroit in those schools will. Those schools can struggled to attract parents, but the public schools that deserve a deer enough. They can keep getting them. Doesn't that bother you now that what bothers me? Is that public school teachers are not paid enough. It bothers me the classes and public schools with very poor kids have kids who are homeless I think we should do something about the homeless I think we should do something about not having medical care I think we should do something about the fact that we have more poverty than any other industrialized country in the world, and we'll have even more property after this pandemic is overweight. We have right now about. About twenty percent of our kids living in poverty, that's not the case in any Scandinavian. Nation to which we compare ourselves to where the the poverty rate is somewhere around five percent, and sometimes less. So I think we have very serious social issues. Our Society is failing. Our schools are reflection of our society I think the schools and I've been in a lot of title. One schools and schools that enroll were kids. The teachers are doing an incredible job at all. They get from. The reformers is a tax. Judging by the test scores of students which will inevitably be lower than those of kids who live in leafy suburbs the waiting for Superman I thought was the dishonest foam and that's. Why didn't the Academy Award because there was an article published thing that the state? Some of the scenes were staged. An I checked I. Did I reviewed it for the New York? Review of books and I found not only was applauded use of data. And not only were some of the scenes stage. It was just plain wrong on. Five school, one of the five schools was recommended. was a boarding school across thirty five thousand dollars per student. Do you think this country is prepared to play thirty five thousand dollars per student for kids to live in a boarding school? We don't even know if any of those charter schools are still open. It's another aspect of charters that you haven't mentioned. which is some many charters close? Almost. As soon as they open a right now and Florida, and some other states, they're closing. For every school that charter school that opens another one is closing, so you may find your kid in charter school. First of all doesn't want you because you. Won't get a high score at your trauma de rejected because of having special needs, your chummy rejected because a heated doesn't pass whatever the entry requirements or the school may close in January and you're all out on the street. So this is a risk you take i. think that what we have to do, and I know you don't agree with me. Worry mode doesn't agree with me. Go Ahead I think we have to to make our public school system. The best in the world and the only way we're going to do that is to address the underlying social problems in the society where we have kids who are homeless kids who never see a doctor and kids who who were not sure that they're gonna get Emil anywhere except in school. Let me, add one thing about the Cherry picking I. Think's important. I agree with you that. Certainly. They like to get a bright kids if they can and they like to get especially motivated parents who are willing to devote time to the children. But if you read the first hand accounts of Robert Pundits Show and Sarah car. You cannot. You cannot be..
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"That has issues dealing with crime that has issues dealing with. Family problems driven by poverty. We agree on that the question is. What are we gonNA do for those kids today, not tomorrow, not not I. Don't think what we should be doing for. Those kids is reducing their class size. Many of the kids who are in these schools that are doing very poorly are overwhelmed with poverty and special education and kids who don't speak English. They need some more. Classes they also need. Stripped of the arts. They've been stripped of everything that kids might WanNa. Come to school for because they've been turned into just test test test and our. We should talk about the test because by the nature of the tests. At the kids who come from poverty, you're GONNA always be. Classified in the bottom half, because chester, a great predictors of family income and most kids don't make it out of bottom half and I contend I think that there's lots of evidence on my side to show it. the charter schools have not succeeded in closing the achievement gap. They've Cherry. Pick their students. As possible I I. Raise the same point with dairy mall I agree that that's an issue especially in with. Robert Bundy also, and he gets an issue of. Any of these comparisons that that it's very hard to control for the factors. Of Selection. Having said that I. do think it's important as I said before. To remember that these schools work that we're talking about work with very very poor students. Now it could be that they just get the best ones They don't work four students there. That's true. Charter schools in California. one thinks. If it's Los Gatos. Los Altos I'm not being a Californian. I get them confused. It's for rich kids and they've. They have created a charter school for rich kids where the parents each put up five thousand dollars, and it's a heck of a bargain for them. Because if they sent him to a private school, they would never get it for five thousand. And they're very exclusive bottom line that rich people kids get a good education I think of as you do I think every American. Child, every child in the world serves a great education I. Think the public schools. I'm a product with public schools by the way as I know you proudly are as well I am a product of the Houston public. Yeah. I went. went to I went to Lexington. Most of my public schooling was in Lexington Massachusetts at excellent school system on paper, but it also of course suffers from the same selection problem. Those kids Mike. My peers would have done well going to a number of not so great schools I would not call the state of public education in America first rate for anybody. It's not first rate and shorter. Don't make it better. But what? would argue the charters make it worse because they divert resources from underfunded public schools, and you may say that they're not underfunded. I've seen them. I've seen the the condition. lack of investment in capital planning, and the fact that when you take away your best students, even if they're all black and four, and you take away the best of them The public schools are left with the most expensive hardest educates students in less money to do it. Let's talk about the documentary waiting for Superman you mentioned in your in in your book. I encourage people to see it. It's I found it a powerful. You didn't like it. You said The market disruption reached a large national audience in two thousand, ten with the release of the documentary, waiting for Superman. Which falsely asserted that? America's public schools had failed extolled the virtues privately managed charter schools and ridiculed public schools in their teachers. That the crater that documentaries David Guggenheim You know one would call him a right winger. he. Allegedly made that documentary because he felt guilty, driving past mediocre public schools to take his kid to private school and realized it didn't seem quite right that he had the freedom to choose for his child. What he thought was the best education for poor people were stock. In the neighborhoods that their housing was in and I think that's another appalling aspect of America's public schools is that. We. Give people access to good public schools via the price of their house. She makes no sense to me whatsoever as a as a as a design on purpose if your goal is to educate students while and give people an opportunity to to prosper and flourish. But. What's wrong with that? Why shouldn't what's wrong with that? Is I roll. That was sheer propaganda. In twenty ten, when that domeless released, there was absolutely zero evidence that charter schools would save any kid. But it helped. propagandize the movement There were a lot of factually inaccurate things about used I was seven years on the board of the national, the National Testing Board. It's called national assessment governing. Board they use the national scores in a way. That was either ignorant are dishonest. And they use the this level proficiency, which is reached by only about a third of kids, and they considered that anyone who didn't reach petition was failing, which is ridiculous and the Navy Board Nag which certainly doesn't do it that way the film was produced by one of the most right wing evangelical. anti-gay billionaires on the country many Philip Anschutz and so. I don't know what they were. I know what fellow on chances of motives were he? He's an evangelical and He loves charters. He loves vouchers on, and he wants like the coke. Brothers are one the remaining POC-. Brother and Betsy Devos. He is of their world of the world of Alex so there is A. There has been for many many years long before you and I were in public school, a determined right wing effort to de Fund Public Education and say that everyone was on their own The charter schools and I came to see this after having been a charter school proponent for many years and turning against them, they are a step towards vouchers and people who advocate the most avidly like betsy. Devos see them as a step towards vouchers and. The ultimate goal and you know as you may or may not know enough forget I mentioned in the book Desi. Devos sponsored of a voucher referendum in Michigan, the year. Two thousand because that's what she really wants. She wants kids to mainly go to religious schools and it went down with her whelming. It's interesting that whenever charters are vouchers or put to a vote. They're voted down and. Doctrine of always been voted down in State of Utah, go to them down in two thousand seven state of Florida's one. But there's one set of voters that vote for him rather enthusiastically that. You don't give much attention to in the book and that is parents. So that piece of propaganda waiting for Superman the stock battery, so it's naturally grinding an.
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"Today is April second twenty twenty and my guest is historian and author. Diane Ravitch of new. York University this is her second appearance on E. contact. She was here April of twenty, ten talking about her book. The death and life of the Great American School System Her latest book, and the subject of today's conversation is slaying Goliath. I want to thank plan onyx for providing Dan with the Blackwood fifty two twenty headset. Diane Welcome back to Econ Talk. Well, thank you for inviting me. This episode is a continuation of recent episodes on the Charter School Movement conversations I had with Terry Mo- Robert Pond. And Sarah Car I encourage listeners to listen to those episodes as well as earlier ones, related education may be someone's yet come out Diane. You have a very different perspective from some of these previous guests you call the proponents of charter schools, disruptors, and those that oppose them the resistance What is your criticism of the disrupters to people who promote charter schools? Well the promise of charter schools and I was there at the beginning the beginning being the late one thousand nine hundred eighty S. and was a proponent of charter schools. I was in the. George H W Bush administration and we were very much in favor of the idea, which was a brand new idea back in the late nineteen eighties early nineteen ninety S, and I support charter schools during the time when I worked at the hoover. Institution and I was part of the correct task force along with Terry. Mo and Paul Peterson John Chapman Checker Finn Lots of others and A. Sometime into the two thousand, five began to become disillusioned, because I realized that charter schools were not realizing the promise, the promise being they would save for kids from failing public. And as time has gone by that I've become even more critical because there have been so many scandals associated with charter schools essentially the charter idea. was originally going to be a collaboration between public schools. And Experimental Schools Charter schools that were. Meant to be like RND centers for the public sector and they would have the freedom to try out new things and then bring them to the public school, so the public school could improve. What has happened over time, though is they have become competitors and they seek market share, and in some cases they seek to drive the public schools out of business I. Think the premier example that is New Orleans where there are no more public schools but they. The charter sector is such his failed to keep its promise of saving core. Kids from a failing public schools are those that are the most successful. Screened the S. Robert Fisk says they screened the parents in order. Get the best kids are. They don't want kids with disabilities. Are they? Exclude the kids who were troubling makers, they become selective schools, and that are not selective. Schools are very low performing schools. In some states, the charter schools are the worst performing schools in the state. I'm thinking particularly of Ohio and Nevada but there are other states where the charter schools are doing very poorly so it's broken. Promise so I called Charter. I don't think there is a charter movement as such I think what there is this just a lot of money provided by a long list of billionaires to promote the privatization of public education. Very critical those billionaires. Why! Why are you that critical of their? Is Their motivation you. You don't seem to respect what they're trying to accomplish or worse. You think what they're trying to accomplish is not honorable. Well I'm critical. The billionaires because I think they could be doing so much more productive things I think by now by the year twenty twenty. We've had thirty years of charter schools and we know that they don't accomplish what they're supposed to They don't. They haven't achieved close the achievement gap They select the kids they want us. Some of the charter schools have very very skewed enrollments like The highest performing charter school in the country are the basis charter schools. Schools in Arizona and they are composed primarily the hot, their highest point, schools, Arizona or white nation. They don't have very many. Latino kids don't have very many American kids and every few African. American kids in Arizona a they don't reflect. The population of did served by Arizona public schools, so I think what the billionaires should be doing is things that are actually needed they should I look at the evidence and say this investment, a literally hundreds of millions. Billions into the charter sector. His not produced results. We want many charter. Schools have opened and closed many of them. Take money to open and never open and there have been massive financial scandals associated with with the charter sector. The largest of them taking place, in California, if I were a billionaire I would be doing first of all as looking at the evidence and saying my investment in charter schools has not produced the results that I thought it would at what I will do. Instead is open health clinics in neighborhoods where kids don't have health care, I would open health clinics for at to provide prenatal services to provide family services, because the the biggest predictor test scores is family income, and unfortunately the charter school movement has at such as it is, and not again. I don't think it's a movement, but people who support Charter's say that. They can fix poverty by fixing schools and that hasn't happened. We have the greatest inequality that we've had many decades. Up to and including the current crisis, but poverty is hugely hugely important is the predictor of test scores that being the case I think that were a billionaire, first of all the lobbying to pay higher taxes, which I don't see any of them doing and fact, the Waltons who were the biggest supporters of charter schools are have had court cases around the country to try to lower their property taxes on their Walmart stores, but taxes are what support education and choice is not a substitute for an adequate funding for public schools. I WANNA come back tipped charter schools. and.
How workers are fighting for their rights in a dangerous gig economy
"I was doing my grocery shopping at ten thirty last night and by doing my shopping. I mean I was picking things out on an APP that somebody else would get for me at the grocery store the next day and delivered to my front door and if for some reason I couldn't get a spot on that APP INSTA- cart and I guess we'd probably have ordered delivery for dinner using another APP that relies on another person to pick things up at the scary world and bring them to me. Yes I feel guilty about that but not enough to stop using these APPS and doubt that I'm alone in that right now we're relying on workers and the GIG economy more than ever and their job is far more dangerous than ever and most of them. Don't get hero pay or have job security or benefits. Some of them will have been fighting hard to change that and some of them have even one including a group here in Canada. The provinces Labor Board has ruled out food door couriers more closely resemble employees rather than independent contractors creating a groundbreaking precedent for others in the GIG economy. So today will tell you their story and we'll also tell you what happened right after that historic victory and we will do that as soon as. Clare. Who is just back from vacation gives us an update on covid. Nineteen this weekend Clare. Welcome back where did you go? Hey Yeah I took a few days off last week but didn't go anywhere. Obviously the furthest I went was to the park down the street. I am just glad that you came back. And before you update us. Can you explain to listeners? When will hear your updates now? Because we're changing that alphabet. Yeah will you know? I think we're kind of over the initial shock of Covid nineteen down the world and we've been hearing the phrase new normal lot so there will be fewer news updates at the top of the show from now on basically a couple times a week will update you on anything big happening with COVID. Nineteen in Canada. So yes you'll still get the news you need but maybe not every day and of course if God forbid a second wave hits and things do go downhill we will then be right here going down that hill with you every day and speaking of a second wave Clare. Let me guest as your report. Today involves some idiots in Toronto. Who were doing their best to make that happen this weekend. Yeah well that was what everyone was talking about this weekend. Because it was nice and warm out in Toronto and people wanted to go out so there were these huge crowds at Trinity Bell Woods Park on Saturday. Thousands of people were there with practically no physical distancing the city of Toronto. Call this dangerous behavior saying that. This threatened to undo all the work done over the past ten weeks so on Sunday. The World Law enforcement officers in the park and making sure that people were keeping that two meter distance. This is happening. As the number of cases of Covid nineteen is actually going up in Ontario and perhaps coincidentally two weeks after Mother's Day in Alberta the cities of Calgary and burks joining the rest of the province in allowing bars restaurants and hair salons to open today and there will be more restrictions lifted for those cities in particular on June first and in Quebec their concerns about an upcoming heat wave a minimum of thirty degrees Celsius for three days. Starting tomorrow the concern is people in long term care homes who don't have air conditioning. A long term care homes as we know have been hit the hardest throughout throughout this pandemic in Canada especially in Quebec so the Quebec Council for the protection of patients says. It's ready to go to court on this one as of Sunday evening. Eighty four thousand six hundred and ninety nine cases of covid nineteen in Canada with six thousand five hundred and fifteen deaths. I'm Jordan Youth Rawlings and this is the big story. Sarah much heads. Ida is the work and wealth reporter for the Toronto Star. She frequent guest on this podcast and now she has a podcast as well. Her new show is hustle. It's about the David versus Goliath battle. For Workers Rights in the GIG economy and episode two drops today Hazara high. You told us about this podcast when we had you on a couple of months ago and you've been putting the whole thing together. I guess well. The landscape has been shifting dramatically. So why don't you just kind of take us way back to the beginning and tell me about the GIG economy and food aura in particular When you first began this project which is a little over a year ago. Yeah that's right. It's sort of the May year anniversary of reporting on this story and there is really being so many twists and turns over over the course of the year. Some of which we sort of new would come a big battle at the Labor board an effort to try and unionize food aura careers. And then some that were just totally unanticipated. Obviously picked the pandemic being the major one there. So it's been a. It's been a really interesting. Year of following wet was really a unique kind of first attempt to change working conditions for workers in the GIG economy. Which I think is a word that we're all familiar with and we're so used to using APPs to get an uber left or order a meal to our doorstep but you know often. We don't interrogate what is happening behind the scenes. And so that was sort of the inspiration for taking a deeper dive into what the realities of this kind of work are like a new followed a group of food or careers for a year. Just tell me about them. I mean who are they? How did they meet? What are they like? Yeah so Fidora careers are really a diverse group of workers in the city. You know we've all probably seen them on their bikes with a big pink Fedora. Bag on the back or food or a jacket But they're not just cyclists. They're also drivers who go around the city delivering meals and I think a lot of people kind of assume that Workers doing this kind of job are often like young college students especially downtown a lot of the folks that you'll see on their bikes are are younger people but the reality is that the workforce when. I started meeting. Carriers was so much more diverse. You know a lot of drivers who are working in more suburban areas. Are you know New Acadians? Were supporting their families and haven't been able to find work in in their field. You know it's people who really do this as a full-time job is their career. Really They've been doing it for years And I think that the kind of overwhelming feeling that I sort of got from from talking to careers over. The course of the past year were just the fears and concerns around the protections on the job and a sense that this is a job that has really kind of fallen through the cracks that disentitlement workers from a lot of supports that many people take for granted. I think most fundamentally is a job where many express expressed just feeling like. There was a lack of respect and and one career Chris Williams who was involved in the Union drive. Kind of summed up why careers started organizing and trying to change that the broader issues around health and safety wages and dignity. And all those kind of stem from this other issue which is Fidora's misclassification of their couriers calling them. Independent contractors instead of employees or dependent contractors and that misclassification allowed them to avoid taking any responsibility for carriers. You talked about that kind of the goals of forming a union and one of them with dignity. Why is that so important? It's the hardest issue to define by in some ways. It's the most important careers have value. And I think it's the most important because that's personally by the way I think it's the most important because I think it's the one that justifies everything else like. That's why wages are important in many ways for me is because it's hard to live a dignified existence if your wages are two or uncertain if you don't know whether you'll make your daily quoted today or not and obviously health and safety connects to dignity because it's hard to be now when you're wearing constantly about your health you know it takes a toll it takes an effect. I want to explore that a little bit more but I I find the idea that we can talk about. These jobs is having fallen through the cracks kind of crazy. 'cause can you give me a sense of the scale of the GIG economy and Canada because it's everywhere right? Yeah anything I think
Why Is Plankton Our Tiniest Unsung Hero?
"One of Earth's unsung heroes is also among its tiniest plankton. A single celled algae. It's barely visible to the eye. But it contributes to some of the world's most important resources it's essential to the food chain. It's a main supplier of oxygen and it's the fuel that keeps our cars running and our homes heated these organisms. No bigger than a human hair float. The sunny upper parts of the Ocean. The two main types of plankton phytoplankton and zooplankton support one another phytoplankton and organism so small. The millions can fit in one drop of water produces its own energy through photosynthesis accounts for nearly half of all photosynthesis on the planet zooplankton which are tiny animals in. Crustaceans like Copa Pods. Along with other small fish and marine creatures eat phytoplankton. Then become food for bigger fish and so on up the food chain from seals dolphins virtually every creature in the Ocean. Each either plankton or an organism. That depends on plancton in a David versus Goliath. Battle filter feeding baleen whales like the humpback rely on tiny organisms. Such as plankton and Krill. A filter these whales take huge gulfs of water than use their tongues to push out liquid. So foods like Krill. Plankton remain right. Whales also swim up and mouthed through plankton filled waters. They trapped the plankton and third tongue. That pushes the organisms down their throat but plankton role in the food doesn't stop in the ocean polar bears and seabirds rely on Plankton. Fueled meals like seals and fish. Even humans. Count on fish and therefore plankton to survive Americans loan eat around fifteen and a half pounds or about seven kilos of fish and shellfish per person per year. That's a whole lot of plankton. Plankton itself is making. Its way toward dinner tables. It's not common in restaurants yet. But on Angelina and Nuno Mendez. Both shafts of Michelin starred restaurants in Britain added Plankton to a special event menu in two thousand thirteen. This included delicacies. Like a plankton cocktail and plankton risotto. Leon told the UK newspaper Metro. It's velvety dry. Before mixing it with liquid silky ones mixed oily an elegant pungent on the nose yet subtle and leaves a long finish in the mouth while it's still wearing restaurants. Plankton is slowly catching on. According to fine. Dining lovers plankton producers Spanish agriculture company Phytoplankton Marino are growing microalgae for human consumption and one chef even tried his hand at Phytoplankton bread. Plantains earthly contributions go beyond the food chain. Marine plants like FIDO PLANKTON KELP and the plankton. Pretty seventy percent of Earth's oxygen in fact pro chloro- caucus type of phytoplankton produces the oxygen for one out of every five breaths a human takes and IDA plankton superpowers. Don't stop there. Not ONLY DO THEY HELP. Produce Oxygen through photosynthesis phytoplankton take carbon from the atmosphere during the process of living and store it in the ocean. They die which ultimately helps curb climate. Change this is similar to the process. Trees used to store carbon in leaves since photosynthesis consumes carbon dioxide. The carbon is basically stored in each plankton. A one group of scientists found that FIDO plankton incorporate up to forty five to fifty billion tons of inorganic carbon into their cells and that petroleum. We used to fuel our cars. It's made reprocess. The dates back to ancient seas and also involves that tiny superhero of an organism plankton when plankton die they sink to the bottom of the oceans. Here debris settles on top of them and chemical reactions transform the materials into waxy kerogen and Bittermann a black tar. That's one of the main ingredients of petroleum the carriage and also undergoes further changes as it heats and it becomes what's known as crude oil or if temperatures are even hotter natural gas plankton may be essential but the small organism is also a little bit trixie scientists too long struggle to accurately predict fido plank to numbers and growth rates. But that changed in two thousand five thanks to Nasr's satellite observations and thus reported that scientists can figure out phytoplankton numbers based on how green water is when phytoplankton get stressed by cold water. They become less green phytoplankton. Rich waters become greener as conditions and growth rates improve. Oh and by night. Plankton filled water conglo through the organisms bioluminescence electric blue green red or orange researchers estimate phytoplankton makes one percent of all of Earth's biomass. That's the total mass of organisms. But that number is dwindling study published in the journal Nature in July of twenty ten showed that gradually warming ocean waters have destroyed some forty percent of earth's phytoplankton since nineteen fifty whether we know it or not all. Humans rely on this micro algae. That's why a forty percent decrease or more is worrisome.
"goliath" Discussed on Soul02
"Can cause anxiety or side effects from certain medications or or a personal trauma. Phobias such as Agoraphobia. Fear of crowded or open spaces or Claustrophobia. Yeah fear of small spaces or some chronic illnesses. Like heart. Disease Diabetes Asthma. Chronic pain can cause anxiety and are so many things and if there's one thing that maybe you've you've caught that had been trying to say this whole time of what drives anxiety. It is this over exaggeration. Over exaggeration makes things much more intimidating intimidating than they actually appear makes them bigger meaner and uglier than they really are in the Bible. There was a giant named Goliath that was confronted by. David and Goliath was dangerous and he. He struck fear in the hearts of all the Israelites Nights. Because of a sheer size he was a giant and it was powerful and he was armored and he was a warrior so everybody ran away from him and the same thing happens to us that when we turn our problems into giant impossible goliaths then anxiety is sure to come when you see things from wrong. Point of view you will work out of that. Point of view and anxiety is like a thin stream of fear says Arthur somers Rochet offense Jima fear trickling through the mind if encouraged it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. This is why we need to get anxiety out of our lives because if we don't it becomes the lens through which we we see all of life and that is no way to live but according to the Bible if you really trust in God if you really belong to God an an every day has its own measure of grace. That's why Jesus said. Hey tomorrow we'll take care of itself. Why because I only have enough grace for today? I don't have enough grace for today and tomorrow after we for tomorrow get the grace they got has for that day so anxiety tries to drain you of today's grace this by focusing on tomorrow but God has given you grace right now so you have to get a hold of it. You have to know that you have yet the know that he's with you and he's going to get you through it. It has been said that some it could be a legend. I can't prove it but some believe that doing their bubonic plague that many though many were killed by the plague itself that anxiety played a part and killing some people because they were so afraid of getting the plague that they got sick that they they they They became more prone to getting sick. Charles spurgeon puts it this way anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows but only empty today of its strength. Isn't that the truth. Jesus put it this way in Matthew. Thirteen twenty two. The cares of this life. Choke the word in other words. There's a truth God wants to give you every day a truth that will make you an overcome a truth. That'll help to follow. Jesus in in a way that is victorious yes and anxiety can literally strangle out that truth if we allow it to become the lens of our life. So God's remedy for anxiety eh are found again in the words of Jesus. Do not worry but again. That sounds almost like a bumper sticker. CLICHE that When you read it you say well yeah? I wish I wish I could do that. It sounds wonderful but it's not true. I like something. That's yes Louis. Went said anxiety is only a pain which we must ask God to remove or rather it is not only a pain or which we must ask God to remove but also a weakness. We must ask him to pardon for. He's told us to take no care for tomorrow in other words if God has given me the grace today then I need to ask for his forgiveness. Give nece if I'm allowing anxious to take me because he has already provided the grace that I that I have that I need for the moment so we need to renew our perspective. The story of Elisha was He was a famous prophet in the Old Testament and he was once surrounded rounded I buy a host of an army and His Servant said Ho man. We're we're done here where we're going to get killed. An Elisha said Lord opened his eyes and then got opened. The servants is and he saw that around the army though a greater army surrounding them that that was unseen by the I.. But they saw it through the eyes of faith and that's why Elisha and it was actually a lie. Chanel alleged but he he said those who are for us or more than those who are against us so he literally changed the perspective of the doubter. From I'm one of Unbeliev from one that says I can't make it onto one that says while World K now and this is how we have to pray to God. I say God open. My eyes helped me to see what I need to see for this very moment. Think about King David. When he face Goliath I have friends? Who who say this way? David saw Goliath as not too big to hit but to big to miss. What a great way to look at something? What what a way of faith to to look at a problem of saying you know what that that giant mountain just just shows me that God is going to do something mighty through it Elizabeth Cheney voter poem that when something like this Said said the rob into the sparrow? I should really like to know why. These anxious human beings Russia out and hurry. So said the sparrow to the Robin Friend. I think that it must be that. They have no heavenly father. Such as cares for you and me what beautiful way to put it. Do you know that when you allow yourself to become anxious. Your mind becomes drained kind of of any of any hope for tomorrow and that's why there are two beautiful words of freedom in the scriptures one is commit and cast in Psalms thirty seven. Five says commit your way to the Lord Trust in him and he will act now reading a different version than than than the one that says committing cast. But I think you get the idea that if we commit always to God and trust in him or cast our cares upon him and trust in him he will act. And that's why I've made a habit. Sometimes when I'm feeling anxious or worried or heavy-hearted is I I just go to room quietly or if I'm gonNA public place go somewhere privately and just talk to God is a God. This is too much for me. I can't carry this burden by myself so since I can't carry and you can I'm GonNa give it to you and I'm GonNa think about it anymore. Then it's just a matter of me discipline my thoughts and not allowing my mind to go to the wrong place not allowing my mind maps to go to dark and hopeless places. Did you know that. When when the word commit is used in the Bible it means to entrust like depositing large check in the Bank Samsung Five Twenty says cast your cares on the Lord for he says he will sustain you? He will never let the righteous fall. What a beautiful phone coaching scripture? That's another thing that we have to do. We have to read the scriptures if we want to be encouraged against things Zayed's because there's so many great scriptures especially in the psalms that address anxiety so talk to God about it read the Scriptures and let those scriptures reformat the way. See that you think. Do you know that it's impossible to read the scriptures with an open heart without those scriptures changing you without them challenging new or encouraging you or correcting your course or healing your mind or doing something wonderful or awful or horrifying in a good. The way I mean or stretching you in in a way that is beyond thought so I would encourage you today to not let your heart become anxious but trust in the Lord and don't worry about your life as Jesus said thanks so much for spending time time with us today. If you like this podcast please describe a recommended to.
"goliath" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Well today on insight for living chuck's went all concludes a three day message on this topic. He's teaching from first samuel chapter seventeen where we find david standing before goliath clutching nothing more than a handful of stones. The story is familiar millier but the application may surprise you and these moments will see how god can turn our terror into triumph job title today's message a brave teenager and the giant uh returning to the original scene in the valley of how easy it was to have been intimidated by the giant ed unless you were a slinger giants simply mean the bigger. They are the harder they fall which was in david's mind. I'm sure goliath is huge admittedly nine nine of course compared to david david a small and slender. The giant is heavily armored carrying massive weapons. David has no armor in carries only a sling and the shepherd's staff look at verse forty where he picks up the five smooth smooth stones put some into his bag then armed only with his shepherd's staff and sling and started to cross the valley to fight the fullest remember king saul is an infantryman he thinks thinks in terms of size and statistics and human power david is a shepherd whose life his fit based on faith in the open field dealing with predators like packs of wolves and roaming hungry bears and an occasional lion over the years he has relied on stealth and speed and surprise and slang during my research into this ancient seen i came across several fascinating observations and insights regarding this lumbering giant. It's always interested me some things about goliath that no one ever answered before i call on your memory because of your familiarity with the story as i pointed out these two or three observations i go lyeth comes into the valley with a shield bearer but he's not an archer. Why would an infantryman like goliath that size even need a shield bearer error waters any carry it for himself sword in one hand shielding the other. Why would goliath need a archers. Here's shield bearer if he could handle a shield on his own. Maybe the shield bearer played another role. Keep that in the back of your mind because he did second the comments of the of the giant or strange what is goliath. Tell david to come him. Look at it verse forty three and my dog. He roared you come at me with sticks and the curse david with the names of his god come over here. He said come over here and i'll a give. What did he go to david. He's the larger of the two poverty. Ask a slinger to come closer. It's like asking a man with forty five to come closer which only increases the accuracy unless he didn't know that he had a sling and why would he curse david and taught him knowing that aroused the anger of a slinger only increases the intensity of his intentions unless goliath couldn't see the old will medical doctors have weighed in on this and they have come to some conclusions that are fascinating many now believe that this giant was a man who had a serious medical condition his actions and his words words look and sound like a person suffering from what is called acura mega lee acro- mega league which is the pathological enlargement of the bones of the hand defeat the face and the head that is caused by the chronic enlargement and over activity of the two itary gland in the base of the brain inside goliaths cranium and get this. He's one of the common side effects of ac romaugly tumors and the tumors offers on the two itary or known to cause visionary problems because they grow to the point that they compress the optic nerves with the result that does with this problem often suffer severely restricted site called diplo p._r. We know it as double vision. It's it's what you see. When you cross your eyes the world around you becomes a blur. This helps explain. I why goliath was leading to the valley with a shield bearer. He couldn't see where he was going knowing. He couldn't make out clearly his opponent which required david to come closer at goliaths invitation life life around him was a blur which explains why goliath never knew he had a sling..
"goliath" Discussed on WTVN
"Think we allow ogre and Shrek, and we, we, you know, we saw or we see too many very tale representations. Some of these guys even the great builders of the cyclops or the ones, literally credited with the great Cyclope and architecture. Okay. And if he will the ARCHE, oh, astronomical positioning of the buildings against the star. So I wanna I wanna say this. I think you've got the misunderstanding Goliath is a difference. Now, remember, the giant walls, and the lands of Beijing or the land of the giants those, those citadels were built by giants, the giants have fled the Middle East and was started. They landed in the island of Sardinia, and then when all over the world, they're the ones credited with building. Much UP to, and I'm not talking about the, you know, the, the later building materials of just stacking stones, but I'm talking about the giant architecture and you had to have at nominal knowledge of how to work with giant stones. You have to have a way to move those don't you have to have an understanding of the heavens, and that's in the great library of Alexandria, which was a strike, and a lot of the different if you will be elite, and here's where you really got it right. The elite have the knowledge of the ancients. And because they believe that their salvation and their salvation comes from no sus or knowledge by possessing the secret hidden. They possess the secrets in the mystery universe. So I'm just telling you this. There were oh, that we're giants. But the majority and see this is where you got to talk about pre-flood giants and post what giants because over giants in those days, the book of Genesis in the days before the flood, and there giants after those days. After the flood. And so, you know, obviously Goliath and his crew came after the flood, but the Cyclo PM stop where the long jetty is recorded in this American table of kings of some of these giant kings living, sixty thousand years. We're talking about the data's passed. And by the way, there is no in my opinion. There's no conflict with the biblical narrative of God grading. They haven't the earth and mankind, you know, six thousand years ago, but prior to that was a civilization and he white it out. And so, you know, there's two floods in the Old Testament, and people are you about that, until you know, they both turn blue next up. Let's go to Matt truck driving in Ohio. Matthew go ahead, sir. Question real quick. All right. Vitually authenticated, photographs of let's say. What was the first part where you're breaking up a little bit man. Upstate. Kid. No, they have not been. What about the photos of they've been catered Steven? What do we know about that? We know from the very famous when he said it is consistent with that which he's personally escalated the items. How do I say this tactfully the items will be viewed by him and his, his systems in Mexico? They will not come in the United.