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A highlight from GEN C: Dressing the Digital World With Derek Edwards, Nick Gonzalez and Megan Kaspar
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Welcome, everyone, to the special episode of Gen C. We're about halfway through Fashion Week here in New York City. So we thought for this week, we would feature a special conversation that was had at Consensus this year called Dressing the Digital World, Cutting Edge or Out of Fashion, and features a group of people who are really some of the smartest minds in the idea of digital fashion. It has Derek Edwards from Collab in Currency, one of the sort of big brains who talks about the idea of ownership of digital assets and where we're going with trust -minimized databases and on -chain recording of transactions. We have Megan Casper, who's one of the leading voices in digital fashion, also a founding member of Red Dow. And we also have Nick Gonzalez, the co -founder of UNXD. UNXD and their team help bring large brands into the digital space. Folks like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and a bunch of others, really an amazing group of technologists. A couple of notes. This was recorded live at Consensus this year. It is in front of a audience, so you might hear a little bit of room noise from the conversation. In addition, there is a video component that is playing behind them, just some of the assets that they're talking about. Not necessary to enjoy the conversation, but if you want to, we will have the link to the session in the show notes. So if you want to watch it instead of listen to it, all you have to do is register for a Coindesk account and that should give you access to the video. But we just thought, given it's Fashion Week, we are ready to bring you an amazing conversation all about digital fashion. Avery and I will be back next week with some amazing guests and we have a really amazing lineup of guests coming over the next bunch of weeks, which we're excited to share with you. So with that, I hope you enjoy this conversation around digital fashion from Consensus 2023. Welcome. Thank you guys for joining me. So topic today is dressing the digital world, cutting edge or out of fashion. I think we are all probably on the cutting edge side of it, but let's just set the stage. Let's introduce yourself and we'll go from my side over this way. All right, Derek, you go first. No, you're ready. I say who you are, how you fit into this world, and a little bit about what your background is. Who wants to go? Megan's got this. Megan. Hi everyone. Thank you for coming today. I'm Megan Casper. I am one of the founding members along with Derek of RedDow, which is the world's first digital fashion focused Dow. And we invest in and incubate and purchase digital fashion items and platforms to help proliferate the narrative around the digital fashion opportunities. Hey everyone, I'm Nick Gonzalez. I'm a co -founder of UNXD and we're writing the next chapter on luxury in the Web3 space. We are probably most well known for a partnership with Dolce & Gabbana, creating the first couture collection on chain, Collezzione Genesee, of which RedDow was a buyer and participant. And most recently, we're bringing Dolce & Gabbana from kind of the Web3 space into the Web3 gaming space with the launch of Masana .xyz coming up this year, and just announced a partnership with Valentino, one of the hottest Italian fashion brands out there. My name is Derek Edwards. I'm a managing partner at Collab Currency. We're an early stage Web3 investment group. We invest in some of the leading consumer Web3 projects at the seed stage. So some of my favorite products, things like Artblocks and Super Rare and Gallery, and also a co -founding member of Tribute Dow, which is focused on fashion and digital fashion and Web3. And then related to digital fashion, early stage investor and some of the products that are helping build out this industry. So things like IYK and 90CC and Shibuya Brand and Ready Player Me and things like this. So great panel here. Very excited for the combo. Awesome. And so I want to set the stage because you were all involved in that sort of iconic doge crown sale. And that was historic. I think it was over 400 ETH you bought for. And that was 2021, real high peak. And how has things changed since that moment for you? How are things evolved? We're two years from that. Obviously, the sales of that magnitude aren't happening right now. But, you know, do you think we're going to return to that? Where have we gone? And whoever wants to start up on that. Do you want to provide context on what it was? Yeah. So the doge crown is more than just, I guess, a meme. It was an actual physical item that was part of the Collecioni Genesee Drop that was based around Altamota 2021. It's a really fantastic crown. I think if we have a photo of it, that's probably going to come up. Both a physical and digital item. And this was really when we were creating something with Dolce & Gabbana, we really wanted to make something that started at the pinnacle of what fashion was for the brand. So we started with Altamota. So with the couture collection that they did. And this was a really beautiful piece inspired by the city of Venice and the doge palace that's there. And it had this very nice crossover with doge and doge coin. So it was a little bit of a wink and a nod, but was really exciting to collectors of both fashion and the Web3 space. And that's, I think, where we saw when physical and digital were combining. That intersection that's happening technically also happened in the cultural space as well, as we saw so many people in Web3 looking for the next phase of what was happening once you could tokenize items. Yeah. And as a member of Red Dow, we were most excited. This was our inaugural purchase. So we purchased the crown and the auction and also two of the jackets that were just shown. The jackets are purely digital. And this is the first time in history that a high end luxury fashion brand launched any initiatives in Web3. So that was really our moment entering into Web3 from the luxury standpoint. And at Red, we were really excited about that purchase. I know I was going to say like from an investment point of view, sort of like, you know, what was yours? Yeah, so I'll just say like since 2021, which is, I think, the question you teed up, I would say behaviorally, I think I continue to see the same things that I was looking for in 2023 that I was in 2021. I mean, this idea of digital objects having value, I think is something that has been around for decades. So I was an early player in some of these Internet economies, things like World of Warcraft, things like Diablo 2. And there were markets that would form for digital objects, whether they were armor or swords or skins. And these would be priced off market. But these digital objects didn't live on a trust -minimized database like a blockchain. They lived on a server, a private database. And over decades, we've continued to see behaviorally the same things happen. So just listen to this awesome talk right before this. There's Spencer from Yuga who referenced Counter -Strike skins, which continue to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of skins every single quarter. And these are not objects that live on a blockchain. These are objects that live on a private database. But there's still a demand and a growing demand by younger audiences to want to flex, to want to own, to want to curate their identity in these digital spaces. And so things like this drop and things like a lot of the images that you'll see up here is really just sliding into this grand trend line of younger audiences wanting to participate meaningfully inside of these digital economies in ways that help shape and inform their identity. And so I have seen nothing over the last two years than an acceleration towards these behaviors and couldn't be more excited about the things that are being worked on to optimize around this. I think it's a really interesting point you made around the Counter -Strike from the last thing. And we've seen that there's been black markets for skins, but they're not on chain. And this is a way to have these verifiable, legitimate things. And I think that's one of the things that I think is interesting about bringing Web3 to fashion is that ability to have providence. So is that something that drew Dolce & Gabbana to the project? 100%. I think it's a question that comes up with every fashion brand, particularly a luxury brand that we work with. If you're creating an item that is so exclusive and so valuable, if it's a one -of -one in real life, now it can be a one -of -one digitally as well. And that providence is stored on the blockchain. So now, Red Dow and the other buyers of Cholezion and Genesee have that piece forever for as long as Ethereum is operating. I hope it does. I'm not worried about Ethereum. Yeah. And then now that's expanding even further, more and more into the digital space. So I think if 2021 was about couture for us, 2022 was about ready -to -wear, and then now in 2023 is really about expanding into that gaming realm, that digital kind of looking towards what's going on in the digital space and helping enhance those experiences. I think we always say that people spend their money where they spend their time, and people are spending more and more time on gaming than they ever had before. You're looking at a quarter of a trillion dollar industry that has about 50 billion in cosmetics every year. It's going to be relevant, just like emerging markets were relevant to fashion brands as buyers coming out of China, coming out of all around the world. The same thing is going to happen in gaming. People are going to want to enhance their experience of those games. They're going to want to connect to those communities. And fashion is part of that. Great. And what do you say to sort of the skeptics of the people who are sort of saying like, well, that seems like a lot of money to spend on something that I can't physically hold. And we'll come back to the physical part of it. Like there are the connected pieces. No, Megan, go for it. I'll pick up. Megan. Well, you know, if you look at the amount of people in the world that are, we're all netizens basically. There's over 4 billion people using social media. And, you know, I think social media and gaming are going to merge into this social reality. And as we get to device disruption from our smartphones handheld, some near eye wearable, or even a brain computer interface chip, I think that, you know, the dematerialization of physical reality that's happening will be incremental over the next 10 or 15 years. So the generations that say, you know, digital is not as important as the physical, this really doesn't speak to them. This is more for the younger generations. And I feel like as millennials, we're sort of the bridge between, you know, the old paradigm and this new paradigm and the wave of dematerialization. Yeah, brilliant. The only other thing I would add is we're heading on a one way train right now. And it's like the convergence of multiple trend lines. It's the fact that a younger demographic wants to curate their identity in digital spaces more than they want to curate it in physical spaces. And those represent like this generation's next consumers for these objects. The second is the hardware constraints are now being relaxed, such that more immersive experiences around how you shape your identity can be enjoyed by larger groups of people. And as Megan said, we're just spending more of our time in these digital environments than we ever have. I mean, I've been saying this for years, but we've already been in a metaverse light. We are on Zoom calls all day. We're on Twitter. We're on Facebook taking photos of our physical self so we can curate our digital identity. We're already doing behaviorally the things that an immersive metaverse like environment should look like. It's just all built on private databases and it's all being patched together by bad technology. But the truth is blockchains are just a settlement layer for digital ownership. All of the information that we're using on these private databases will one day live on trust minimized databases for the benefits that we all know. There's interoperability, there's composability, there's price discovery. And these trend lines are all converging very quickly. And over time, I think it'll be shocking when folks start realizing a non -trivial amount of the world's GDP is going to run on blockchains and it's going to be digital objects and digital value. Yeah. And that really brings up something Megan, I know you've posed in virtual fashion. Can you speak a little bit about where does that come from and how do you see that growing? Well, it's still very early, but one of our portfolio companies, Dress X, they use 15 different use cases for digital fashion, which is the most out of any digital fashion company that exists. And just to sort of show their capabilities, I was the first human to wear a digital fashion NFT on live television in 2021. And then I was also the first human to be featured on the cover of a magazine wearing high -end luxury fashion. So Fendi let us superimpose digital clothing onto the photos of me. And those are just two ways that someone can use digital fashion, but people are valuing their digital identities more than their physical. And as we begin to value our digital more and more, we'll really care about the way that it looks and how we're able to show our ownership of items. Because today, the outfit that I'm wearing, the designer has no idea where I'm wearing it, who's seeing it, where it's being posted. But all of that post -sale consumer data and analytics can be now collected, put on chain, and then hopefully the wearer can be compensated. So there is definitely a lot of business models and new business model disruption that will come out of all of these use cases. Yeah, I think that really touches on also something I think we touched on when we chatted before, that idea that you start to build a community. And how is that something into all of what you're working on, but that you do get to know, not just someone who walks in the store or hands over a credit card, but you actually start to build a relationship with these customers. I mean, how does that fit in to sort of, you know, Nick? Yeah, I mean, I can take that first. So I mean, I think that this is a new experience, particularly for luxury brands. They know that they missed kind of e -commerce going online. They knew that going into Web 2 was a new experience for them, which was kind of the user could go from purchasing your products online to commenting on what you're posting online. And then now it's a whole new level of interaction that's happening through Web 3. So we have a Discord server that we're managing. That's tying into Twitter. We're doing Twitter spaces. Davide Segeri from Dolce & Gabbana was just today had the first time somebody from Dolce & Gabbana was authorized to speak on behalf of the brand in our Discord space. So it's a new experience. But the power that it's tapping into is the fact that now people are not able to just become consumers of an item and have that relationship end once they leave the store or fear that they're going to be harassed through email spam or something like that. Instead, now they're truly owners of the object that they bought digitally as well. And that creates a new relationship that can be scaled through software. So you can kind of create this digital intimacy, I think, that brands have been so good doing in the real world when you visit a boutique. Now that kind of ownership can be proof of ownership so that now when they're online, I can identify somebody like Megan who's living in the future. It's seriously like you hopped in a time machine and this is what everybody's going to be like in the next five to 10 years. And we can identify all of our holders and then help give them new items or help reward the people who are the biggest collectors or promoters of the brand themselves. And this is all evolving. It's not just going to necessarily be about one thing, but it's going to be about all these things that are leveraged through the power of digital ownership. I'll anchor this to a real world example, which is 90cc. It's the hat I'm wearing right now. And inside of this hat, there's a little nine right here. There's a little NFC chip in here powered by IYK, which is a software resolver layer for NFC chips to interact between the physical and this blockchain -based database. Once you actually have that tie between a digital asset that lives on a blockchain and a physical that can be linked to it, you can start to create very interesting experiences that could be pushed to this end user. There's a proof, there's a provenance that exists now. There's also a marketplace that can form on top of these primitives such that anyone can create a module through IYK to be able to push new experiences with the creator's intent, like a game. And that game could have score, and that score could have a leaderboard. And you can now start to see how brands can communicate with their end users post -purchase in a way that just wasn't previously possible because we now have this provenance that exists on this permanent, immutable, trust -minimized global database that we've never had access to before. And that's a very powerful primitive. 90cc is really just starting to scratch the surface of what they can do there. But there's all sorts of experiences, value -add, communication that can now exist between creator and owner of a physical object in a way that just didn't exist before. And I think that's some of the tie that I think is really exciting here over the next couple of years. The chips, are they washable? Like if you have a new shirt, are you going to ruin it when you throw in the drive? I've never washed this shirt. I'm going to wear it forever. No, they are washable, retains perfect usage. So they're pretty durable. Great. But yeah, I think that that sort of interaction in real life sort of connects these communities. And back in the 2021, again, there were the ape fest. Do you see that as kind of like gatherings by brand, sort of something that's going to return? I think it's sort of faded away a bit, but do you think that's going to rise back up? I think that wallet adoption, that's one of the biggest trends that I'm watching. And I think that it's going to take more people using wallets and being able to interact with the wallet in an easy, streamlined, simple way. Right now you have like rainbow and metamask and a few others, and they're just the barrier to entry is not super streamlined and easy for consumers. And when I think about web three versus web two, we have pretty streamlined consumer capabilities when it comes to buying things online. And I think that web three will just make it much easier. So instead of logging in and typing in all of your address, your credit card payment, I think that it'll just streamline that connect wallet and then immediately take out whatever the payment is. Hopefully your address will be saved on there. And it'll be a one click purchase and streamline. And then everything you own, like the receipts of what you own are now showing in your wallet. And you can share that from a standpoint of digital flexing or just have that for different ways of optimizing ownership and taking leverage against things that you own. So imagine 30 to 40 percent of the average American's closet goes unworn. Most people don't even know what they have. That's why they're continually shopping all the time and buying new things. Well, if you have everything in one place, you can see it and then you actually know the value of your closet and the value of your assets and you can take leverage against them. This gets pretty interesting. I actually love that. My husband actually works for StickFix, which is sort of like, you know, curating things, but they don't know what you have in your closet. And that was something we've talked about in that idea that you could let people sort of help you out curating. Like, do you think that's something that would come in? So, you know, multiple brands working together to say, like, all right, everyone who wants to be in will help you create outfits, will suggest things. Do you think that's something that's possible? I mean, just came to me, but I think that's super interesting. I think A .I. will have a huge play in that. You know, the Web 2 apps like Stylebook that catalog your clothing. I think that we'll have another application and layer of A .I. in there. So, A .I. and blockchain, I think, are huge components of what we're gonna experience with Web 3 consumerism. Yeah, I totally agree. The only other thing I would add there is we're now taking these physical objects that have helped shape identity and we're creating these digital representations of them in a very inexpensive way. When you start putting what has previously been physical into a digital environment that's programmable, that actually demonstrates provenance, that can be read by anyone on a global public ledger, all of these things are gonna mix and match. These ingredients are very powerful. And new types of products and new types of services are gonna get created, many of which that leverage models and LMs to things that we can't even dream up today. But, like, the fact that we're now digitizing the world onto this public database is an unlock that I think people don't quite recognize yet. It's gonna increase the types of products, the types of services, the terms of these markets in ways that just aren't really conceivable right now. I could just actually add one thing to that. Getting back to the point about, I think I've been talking about the connection between the brand and the community, what's also within the community themselves. Now that people can identify who is a holder of a piece of Dolce & Gabbana, the DG family boxes or any of the pieces from Riel de Parallella, they can start connecting with each other. And to the point around A .I., we just had this year with Metaverse Fashion Week, we had a fashion competition where actually people from the communities were designing pieces that could then be featured as part of the Dolce & Gabbana collection there. And one of the members of our community actually used A .I. to help create, you know, he's not a designer per se in the traditional sense, but he has enough of a way around computers and enough taste that he went and used A .I. to actually generate an outfit that was good enough to be selected as one of the finalists as part of that. So it's already here, I guess is the key. It's just not evenly distributed, I guess, as I was saying. No, I think that's really interesting, especially because I think, you know, you think of luxury fashions as highly controlling of their brand image and their IP and that, you know, Web3's ESOS is decentralized. So the idea that we're starting to allow people who are proven sort of brand ambassadors or brand fans participate in the ecosystem is really interesting. Do you think we'll see more of that? Do you think there'll be some kind of, you know, real tension points? Like, I think Dolce & Gabbana is, you know, at the forefront of Valentino coming on board. Nike, you know, coming in, there's a lot of brands who are sort of like welcoming sort of that thing. You know, they had a competition that curating Instagram so they could get people in. But I'm sure there will be brands that are sort of like, you know, we're Chanel. I don't know Chanel if they're into it or not, but and we don't want that. And do you think that is against the Web3 ESOS? Like, how do we decide that deal? I think it's a spectrum. I think it's something that brands will ring fence in the way that they're comfortable with. Sometimes people interject into social media and don't want comments. So they, you know, turn those off on the different platforms, but then they lose out on all these other great interactions. Dolce & Gabbana has been very forward thinking and as a consequence, they reap the rewards of that. So I think it's going to come down to the brand themselves, I think, as you're correctly hinting there between Chanel and others. I just wanted to add, I think it's important for people to recognize the level of success that has happened with UNXD, bringing in Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. So if you look at luxury fashion specifically and artifacts, we would not put this in the category. But aside from artifacts, UNXD has had the most amount of revenue from a Web3 initiative with a luxury fashion brand. So I think that that's a pretty interesting data point. And I think that we're going to continue to see more and more brands enter the space as the use cases expand beyond just speculative asset investing and beyond just gaming. Yeah. And I'll add one thing, which is I think luxury fashion is a category that will be immense and will be valuable. And these are pioneers of what's happening in that space right now. But I will also say that fashion isn't just luxury. Right. And I wouldn't call myself a luxurious person. I'm wearing chucks right now. But this was all a curated choice when I woke up this morning to wear this CyberRucker shirt and these jeans and these shoes. And that choice is a choice of fashion. In the same way that me using a CryptoPunk on my profile photo with a MeVit behind it and a ChromieSquiggle flying behind me is a choice to curate and present my digital self. And there's going to be lots of those choices and lots of brands are going to start interacting with Web3 in a way that is what I believe to be fashion, even if it doesn't fit into the category of luxury fashion. And so I think this technology is very democratic. It's very open. It's very permissionless. But I think the thing that I want to convey is just a slight reframing is, you know, we all woke up this morning and made decisions to curate our identities and ourselves. And this technology will allow us to do that, curate ourselves in a digital way to a global audience. And those decisions, by their very nature, are fashion decisions and identity decisions. And this is a technology that will expand to all brands. I love that. And I think that's very true. And it sort of speaks to the democratization, but you know, it does allow people to sort of curate it on a much broader spectrum than just, you know, high end luxury fashion. I know that is the title here, but I do think fashion is broader than that one aspect. And do you think, and we talked a little bit about this, that there is sort of the ability, I know that, you know, I told you about ready to wear, but they're not quite like, you know, consumer mass market. But do you think that this in the future would open up more opportunities for aspirational people? Like we talked before, I copied a Dolce & Gabbana gown for my prom dress because I couldn't afford the real one. I had the dressmaker make it. But, you know, I would have loved to have been able to buy in now's today's world, you know, a digital version of the real dress to actually present, even if I can't afford the physical dress. And sort of where do you think we are going to fall on that sort of spectrum? I mean, we're seeing not just luxury, but as Derek alluded to, fashion is more than just that. And Web3, digital fashion specifically, more natively is very fantastical, gamified, augmented. And, you know, you could have things flying around you or wings in aspects that the physical really restricts you and restrains you from experiencing. So it's more of an experiential product that is being created. And we're seeing a lot of brands, not just 9DCC, but Psyche, actually, Alistair Hunt is building out a whole platform for digital fashion natives to be able to expand just digitally and not so much connected to the physical. So there's, I think, a huge opportunity for digital fashion native designers. Steffi Fong is another one who's really great. So, again, as we expand and explore more of our digital identities, we'll see more and more people filling their digital closets with digital fashion. What are you most excited about? What are the things we'll think we'll see in the next year, two years that you think we really need to keep an eye on? I think this intersection between physical and digital I think is incredibly powerful. And I think the primitives have now been kind of built and the standards are getting created for some really interesting stuff, some very meaty stuff as it relates to the physical and the digital to get created. I think projects to keep an eye on are for sure 9DCC, what G -Money is doing, IYK, Tribute -Brand .com is coming out with a very compelling drop at that intersection over in the next couple of weeks. So make sure to follow along there. And then just follow anything these two are doing. They're the gurus. I think the thing I'm most excited about is the next evolution of what we're doing with Dolce & Gabbana right now. And, of course, Valentino coming up towards the end of the year. That's Masana .xyz. And that's really a movement from what we're doing with Couture to Ready to Wear and then now into the web through gaming and adding a digital identity to each of the holders in our community. And that's something I think I'm really excited by. It's a cultural movement, not just a technological one. And it's where we're going to help bring more storytelling, I think, to Dolce & Gabbana and more interactivity in the digital space than people have ever seen before. Well, for me, as an investor in the blockchain space for over the last 10 years, it's most exciting to see wallets and wallets that have easy UI and UX come to bring more people in. And I think that the use case of digital fashion will help proliferate the adoption of Web3 and blockchain. I'll add one last thing. I swear I promised the last thing, which is I think a big, big tailwind over the next 12, 18 months is gaming and really great Web3 games getting created. And some of the identity things that I discussed previously being a core part of what makes Web3 ownership and Web3 assets powerful and a very powerful value prop. And I think we're at the point now where some of these digital fashion, the bridge to understanding this stuff is going to come through some of these immersive experiences that look like games and Web3 games. Yeah, I completely agree. Well, thank you all so much for joining me. Thank you.
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"It's evening good i'm demetri sodas with the top local stories were following this hour the morgan state university now canceling classes and all other school activities this week in baltimore after yesterday's on campus shooting that left five people wounded cancellations and postponements include this week's homecoming events the homecoming galla and football game originally scheduled for the weekend are being postponed morgan state university president david wilson i wish to express our sincere care for those students who were injured in this unbelievable act of violence and extend deepest thoughts and prayers to their loved ones at this particular time wilson also says morgan state be will increasing security measures on campus in light of the recent shooting police are still looking for suspects they believe this all started with a dispute between two groups victims are expected to be okay a crash involving a moped and a metro bus in dc sends a man to the hospital tonight a 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"Spotify for Podcasters makes it easy to become a podcaster. From your very own phone or PC, you can record and edit your podcasts, then distribute that masterpiece to sites like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more. Your voice, your vision, your stance. Spotify simplifies it all, free and no catch. You heard me right. Spotify has allowed me the flexibility to share my unique perspective and allow fans to interact with the Q &A polls. Download Spotify for Podcasters right now. Anybody who watched the insurrection of the Capitol, you know that that was very serious. That was nothing light, and I think we're all in agreement that Donald Trump should face some accountability for that. Very catastrophic. Many of those officers that were trying to defend Speaker Pelosi's offices and to make sure that the Capitol remained safe, they were injured. Those guys got hurt, and I just think that if Donald Trump beats this and he is not prosecuted for this, then I think he is actually above the law. Now, let's just be clear. Three officers who defended the Capitol on January the 6th attended Donald Trump's arraignment today. D .C. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges, former Capitol Police Officer Aquilino Gonzalez, Gunnell and Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, they all watched the former president's arraignment from an overflow room. Gunnell told NBC News that he hopes former VP Mike Pence has the cojones to speak up. I don't think that'll happen. Now all these officers were in agreement that Trump's entire strategy during this arraignment was to delay, delay, delay. The former president's valet, a guy by the name of Walt Nauta, who was charged as a co -defendant in the Florida classified documents case, was by Trump's side today in D .C. Nauta was spotted holding an umbrella for his boss as the former POTUS departed Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after his arraignment. The former president pled not guilty on Thursday to federal charges, accusing him of orchestrating a criminal conspiracy to try to derail the transfer of power after the 2020 election. During this intense 27 -minute proceeding, Donald Trump was seated just 20 feet away from special counsel Jack Smith, the man who is attempting to convict him in two federal trials that could result in lengthy prison sentences for the former president. This case should move quickly, but not many specifics as to when Trump will actually stand in trial. John Laurel, an attorney for Mr. Trump, said Trump's legal team might need a long time to actually look over this case, the evidence that prosecutors have against Mr. Trump. Now Donald Trump faces felony charges stemming from basically a months -long bid to seize a second term despite losing the 2020 election to President Joe Biden. Trump is being accused of a plot to spread misinformation about the election and pressure state officials to undo the results in states where Joe Biden won. Also he's being accused of undermining the electoral college and ultimately trying to So you know Trump's team is saying that they need time to go through the evidence that prosecutors are required to hand over to the defense. Now a magistrate judge did say that he can guarantee everybody there will be a fair process and fair trial in this case, which I think that's great. He's due a fair trial, he is still a citizen of the United States, but I watched the insurrection of the Capitol. I watched those Proud Boys basically tear into those offices and overthrow the security personnel and just have no regard for decency and humanity, man. They just got in there and just basically furthered their agenda to try to protest Trump losing the election. And I think Donald Trump needs to be prosecuted, but we are talking about Donald Trump. I doubt anything serious comes out of this. I guess we would just have to, you know, wait and see. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo of Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Happy Thursday.
Fresh "Gonzalez" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"At 46 and Baltimore at 26. The amount of noise pollution and car accidents had the greatest impact on any city score and that's why places like Los Angeles, Houston and New York sit atop the list. The number of outdoor pickleball courts also factored into the score. Now the quietest city, that's Winston -Salem, North Carolina. John Dohmen, WTOP News. Get ready for some slowdowns Metro on because of track work on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines this weekend. Crews are going to make repairs to sections of the track shared by all three of those lines. Trains will be single tracking between McPherson Square and Smithsonian Station with Silver Line trains operating between Ashburn and Ballston only. Blue and Orange Line trains will be running every 20 minutes between the affected areas. Silver Line trains will be scheduled every 10 minutes. 606, when big things in your home break. Things like your dishwasher or maybe your air conditioning system. Well, you know they can cost a lot of money to fix. Some people buy home warranties to help cover the cost, but are they really worth it? double ETLP. Sandra Jones looks into it. companies Home warranty have become big business. Big business and big bucks. That's according to Kevin Brasler with Washington Consumers Checkbook. They advertise they'll protect you against really big home repairs, but they really don't. A lot of these policies have max payouts of say $1500 if your furnace dies. Well, most furnaces cost $4000 or more. Bottom line, Brasler will tell you home warranties are a waste of money. They're going to pay far more in premiums to the home warranty company, plus copays that they'll have to pay each time they have a problem. Sandra Jones WTOP news. Whether you're having an easy time or a difficult time finding COVID vaccines, chances are you're getting reminders to get the new COVID booster. A recent poll asked Marylanders whether they plan on doing that. 52 % of those Marylanders asked said yes, they are planning on getting vaccinated against the latest COVID variant. 72 % told the Gonzalez poll that they would not be getting that shot this year. According to the same survey, Marylanders were split on the federal government's performance. 49 % said they disapprove compared to 48 % who approved of the job the government did. 66 % of those who disapprove of how the pandemic was handled say they are not getting a booster. 77 % who approved the vaccine said they will. Kate Ryan, WTOP News. Well, coming up in money news after traffic and weather here 608 Michael and Sons heating tune -up for only traffic and weather on the eigh coming into D .C. Northbound on 395 it's heavy and slow across the 14th Street Bridge to go eastbound on 695 and at that point on the freeway near South Capitol Street federal protective services stopped with a broken down car blocking the right lane that leads up to South Capitol Street on 695 East. This is backing up traffic in the 9th Street tunnel and 3rd Street tunnel as well. If you're going northbound on DC 295 some pulling into Northeast Burroughs Avenue portion of that block just east of 295 near Minnesota Avenue for crash investigation. In Virginia on 66 westbound traffic is a slow near 23 and very slow through Centerville toward Manassas eastbound traffic heavy in Arlington volume delays in the highway remain on the outer loop from Route 7 to Gallows Road and from Van Dorn Street to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Inner loop traffic is still slow moving from 123 across the Legion Bridge toward River Road. 95 southbound heavy into Woodbridge but nothing blocking the way in delay free through Stafford County. In Maryland between the beltways on 95 at the Baltimore Washington Parkway some slowdowns remain but nothing blocking the way in the crash on 29 northbound after 108 is clear 270 northbound on off the brakes through Gaithersburg but with lanes open Frederick bound Route 50 moving between well New Carrollton and the Bay Bridge. It's a big decision is it time free to adopt a dog or cat come to Fitzgerald Subaru Rockville on Saturday October 7th from 10 a .m. to 1 p .m. where Humane Rescue Alliance will have dogs and cats ready for adoption Subaru loves pets Dave Doldine WTOP traffic all right let's head on over to seven news first alert meteorologist Steve Rudin warm temperatures stick around for the early evening hours as clouds stay away our temperatures will drop into the 50s overnight could
Streaking Dodgers shut out Padres 4-0 for 3-game sweep, 5th win in a row
"The Dodgers blank the Padres for nothing to sweep their weekend series, Mookie betts got the offense started with a two run Homer in the third inning. LA is won 5 straight in bet says things are starting to gel. Just as a long season and I think we're just playing ball. You know, we have a really good team and we're just showing it. Tony Gonzalez and four relievers combined on the three hit shutout, the team's third this season, Ryan weathers took the loss, San Diego scored just four runs the entire series, and have now lost 5 straight. Mark Myers, Los Angeles
Fresh update on "gonzalez" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"You've got six hours to buy tickets. This is CBS News. If you need to hire, you need Indeed because Indeed's all in hiring one solution helps you attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Visit Indeed .com slash credit. It's 503 on Wednesday, October 4th, degrees and sunny down to the 50s later on tonight. Thanks for watching. Good afternoon. I'm Nick Ionelli. And I'm Shawn Anderson. top Our local story this afternoon, schools all around our region are looking for ways to keep students safe in class. Well, a new plan in Alexandria has already prevented some weapons from being brought onto school grounds. Our story from WTOP Scott Gelman. We have been able to prevent certain weapons from entering our facilities. The pilot program that uses security scanners to detect weapons on some school campuses has already caught some, according to Alexandria City Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Alicia Hart. Most recently to include a taser, a knife and Razor a Blade. The city brought the scanners in back in May and they don't seem to be delaying students as they head to class. Most individuals are cleared through the first walkthrough and do not have to go through secondary screening. In fact, recent at a board meeting, Hart said about 93 % of students don't have to go through a secondary process after the first secondary screening. Hart says her team will provide a recommendation on whether the program should continue later this school year. Scott Gelman, walkthrough. This morning at Baltimore Avenue and University Boulevard, Prince St. George's County Fire and Rescue says about 60 passengers were on the bus. The 30 who were injured were were taken to a hospital and are expected to be okay. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. injured. WTLP at 504. When Montgomery County schools made masks mandatory in some They will be in the classroom this year after reports of a COVID outbreak in one school. Well parents, they let the school system know how they felt recent poll sheds more light on how Marylanders feel about the prospect of mask mandates in schools. If If school systems in Maryland required students, staff and teachers to wear masks, a new survey shows nearly 47 percent of Marylanders would support the move while 48 percent would oppose it. When the Gonzalez poll asked about the intensity of their feelings, the numbers broke down this way of Of those who are okay with masking, 27 percent said they strongly support it, but of those who are against it. 35 percent said they strongly oppose it. The survey has a margin of error of 3 .5 okay with mask The Health Department has acknowledged that it's working to fix an error that caused some eligible Virginians to be removed from voter rolls. We don't have an exact number of people yet who were removed. State election managers say they're working with Virginia State Police to identify voters whose registration was cancelled because of the mistake. The problem appears to stem from recent changes the Virginia Department of Elections made as it tried to remove the results of a person's right to vote and the governor has the sole discretion to restore those rights. Now it's being called he needed track work this weekend on Metro's blue, orange and silver lines. However, you also need to know may delay your plans. Crews will be fixing sections of track shared by the three lines. Trains single will track between McPherson Square and the Smithsonian station with silver line trains operating in Auburn and Ballston only. Blue and orange line trains will be running every 20 minutes between effective areas, affected areas that is, and silver line trains will be scheduled every 10 minutes. If you're looking for some activities for the Halloween season, you may want to head to National Harbor later on this month, October Here's WTOP Entertainment Editor Jason Fraley. We hope everyone in the DMV joins us here at National Harbor. It's a great day, lots of fun, and a little sweet, you know, you get some candy. Marketing Director Deborah Topcic says you'll enjoy a pumpkin carving contest. Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. One of their chefs is going to be carving pumpkins. Jose Martinez from Corinto Galleries, he's going to be carving pumpkins, and then the audience gets to decide which one is best. the After that, your dog can compete in the Pet Paul raid. You do need a pre -register. They parade around the stage. We'll have prizes for all the winning dogs, cats, birds, or whatever has the best costume. Plan Your Harbor Halloween on W2P .com. Jason Fairley, W2P News. Coming up in money news after traffic
Arthur Aidala: Alvin Bragg's Case Against Donald Trump Is B.S.
"I really believe in our system. And I know I know that it is not the perfect system. I do not know of a better system on the planet of earth regarding criminal justice, but I know there are plenty of mistakes. I've seen them. I've been involved in them. There are innocent people who get convicted. There are guilty people who are set free. I mean, but this is not how the system is supposed to be used. This is such and I'll use the initials, BS case. Yep. And a prosecutor, unlike a defense attorney, you know, I don't have discretion as a defense attorney. So a guy comes into my office and, you know, he tells me he's guilty. I don't have discretion to go in and turn him in. Like, I'm not allowed to do that. I have to zealously represent my clients if I choose him as a client. No matter what. But a prosecutor has what's called a quasi judicial function. They have like a judge part of their job. Where they are decision makers and in their discretion, they are supposed to decide which cases to bulldoze full steam ahead and other cases to not prosecute at all. And the fact that they're going after not only that you have a rookie DA Alvin brick, okay? He was just so, you know, he was never an assistant district attorney. Unlike Eric Gonzalez in a Manhattan, unlike I'm sorry, Brooklyn, unlike darcel Clark in The Bronx, you know, they were ADA. So they know how the system works from the inside. He was a federal prosecutor, which is a very prestigious thing, but it's a very different thing. Right. He was a state attorney general. And the assistant attorney general, which is a form of being a prosecutor, but a very different thing. But he is a real rookie
Fresh update on "gonzalez" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Jay Ashcroft Discusses the Voter Registration Database Called ERIC
"Joining us now is Secretary of State from Missouri, J ashcroft, who is helping lead a effort of Missouri, Florida and West Virginia out of Eric, which is a very important story here. Secretary of State ashcroft welcome to the program. What is ER IC or Eric? And they say it's bipartisan, but what is the truth? Please explain. Thanks for having me. Eric was supposed to be an organization run by states that would share election data and use that to clean up their voter rolls and look for people that were trying to vote in multiple states or did vote in multiple states. I joined Eric with that goal in mind and about a year ago I realized that there were some things wrong with it. They weren't requiring states to share data that would help us find people that were voting in multiple states. They were requiring us to try to get people registered to vote that had already said they didn't want to be registered to vote. Instead of just cleaning up our voter rolls, they were restricting how we could use the data that we got from them inside our state to make the best use of the people's money. And of course, many states that surround Missouri, we have 8 states that surround us 5 of them weren't a part of Eric. So it really just didn't make sense for us to stay in it. And I think what really should be talked about is why wasn't Eric willing to focus on going after vote fraud, making sure that the roles were cleaned. Why weren't they willing to make those necessary changes?
Fresh update on "gonzalez" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"You ever seen an ad say for a nice juicy burger But ended up, well, kind of disappointed when you received the order at the restaurants. Well, one person Did and decided to do something about it Sue McDonald's and Wendy's over this for false advertising claiming their online Ads show bigger burgers than what is actually being served, but a federal judge stepped in in New York not buying it He dismissed the lawsuit in an opinion released over the weekend US District Judge Hector Gonzalez says the images on the company's websites include the weight of the meat and the calories each burger contains Wendy's and McDonald's have yet To to comment the lawsuit a beam like Mike now means even more these days Basketball Legend Michael Jordan's now the first athlete to land on Forbes list of 400 wealthiest Americans The six -time NBA champ and Hall of Famers now worth more than three billion dollars thanks to his huge licensing Deal with Nike and sale of his stake in the Charlotte Hornets Elon Musk took the top spot this year with a worth net of 251 billion dollars Jeff Bezos was second and Donald Trump have a tremendous income. He's still a billionaire but Forbes says he's no longer rich enough for its list the former president was about 300 million dollars short Monica Ricks CBS News. You are listening to 103 .5 sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus moving people and technology forward WTOP at 455 indeed sports time once
The Myth of Draconianism With Pedro Gonzalez
"Welcome to the show. Tell our tell our audience about the article you wrote in the argument that you want to present. Charlie, thanks so much for having me. So the title kind of says it all. The word draconian ism comes after an Athenian statesman slash tyrant named Draco. But I'm going to defend tyranny here for a moment. Draco is infamous because he, on the one hand, prescribed death for pretty much every type of offense in ancient Athens, but on the other hand, he introduced the first written legal code to the city. And you have to put Draco in the proper historical context. At the time, the laws in Athens were oral laws, and so they were subject to a lot of abuse and exploitation by capricious aristocrats, so Draco comes in and says, high and low, you break the law, you die. Here's a written legal code, so there is no confusion. And so that actually starts the wheels reform and later you get another statesman slash quasi tyrant named solon who comes along and he pretty much appeals the vast majority of Draco's legal code, but he keeps actually a homicide statute, Draco innovated in the sense that he made a distinguished between essentially manslaughter and deliberate homicide. But the point is, is that walls stolen has become a kind of by word for political wisdom and Draco's name became the root of unduly harsh punishment. You actually needed draconian ism to get to solid. In other words, you needed the sword to get political stability in order. And so my piece concludes with that, but it starts with the story of today and crime and punishment in the United States. And in a nutshell, despite what we've been told, we actually don't punish people harshly enough and specifically the right kind of people. We're told that the United States has way too many people in prison and the vast majority of people are in prison or they're there because they jaywalked. They got caught with like a doobie or something like that. Just this kind of ridiculous sentimental narrative of just mass injustice, right? Well, that's not actually true. I
Mike Gonzalez: 'Diversity' Means Anything but White People
"We had Mike Gonzalez on life liberty and Levin the other week he was explaining this It's like diversity What do they mean by diversity They don't mean diversity by diversity They mean anything goes but the white dominant culture and white privilege So they don't mean diversity And they don't mean really quality with liberty when they talk about equity And when they use the word inclusion they mean exclusion How many times have I said when you look at the names on these departments in Washington the Department of Energy the real name should be the department against energy The Department of Education is the department against education and on and on and on most of these departments do the opposite of what they of what they claim to be They exist to put their private sector alternative or parallel out of business or to hamstring it With these kind of Rube Goldberg kind of regulations and rules and taxes and so forth Well it's the same with the language that the marxists use The people's republic of this side and the other When the people have no say whatsoever the people are enslaved to the state there is no free will There is no individual liberty There are no unalienable rights The only right you have is what the government decides you can do And that's not a lot They attack free speech Freedom of association The right to practice your faith So what do they mean when they say the People's Republic of China the peoples this or the peoples then They mean the opposite of
Pete Buttigieg Finally Visited East Palestine
"Mayor Pete finally showed up today, I know they're so surprised you. It has not gone well. We've got a video clip that you're going to want to see. A reporter. Trying to interview him as he's walking with very grim faced. It's kind of a gray cloudy day. It looks like in east Palestinian. But gray and cloudy would describe the mood he must be in, finally being shamed into going to east Palestinian. And he's there, you know he dreads being there because he got kind of shamed into going. Sarah Gonzalez and Savannah Hernandez came up and when they saw mayor Pete, he's walking along with some looks like some state troopers and there's some officials there. And they're asking him, why did it take you three weeks to show up? Well, he won't talk to them. And then Buttigieg's press secretary says that asking questions like that on camera is aggressive. They can't reporters were aggressive during the Trump era,
Pedro Gonzalez Weighs in on Nikki Haley's 2024 White House Bid
"Gears for a second, Nikki Haley is now running for the presidency. I just want to kind of queue you up here and then you can riff. Let's go to, we got so many Nikki Haley cuts. Let's just pick one that we have not yet played, cut 93, of course, I think the conservative movement is exhausted with identity politics. But maybe not, play cut 92. I have devoted my life to this fight, and I'm just getting started. For a strong America. For a proud America, I am running for president of the United States of America. Pedro she's running your thoughts. Nikki Haley is the dying gasp of the neoconservative establishment to take all of its discredited and awful ideas and basically jam them into a skin suit with a mouth and vocal cords known as Nikki Haley. I mean, it's terrible. She doesn't have an original idea in her head. It's just, you know, it's like she was incubated in a Petri dish beneath Karl rove's home, I really it's difficult to actually put into words how much contempt I have for people like her. Precisely because they claim to be sort of this next generation of leaders, but they're not. They're the dead consensus in the zombified form except wearing high heels. It's really, in some ways it's actually worse. I think I actually have less hatred for like the neocons of yesteryear because they were kind of reacting to some things and they're at least a little bit more intelligent. Again, Nikki Haley really does strike me as just a kind of robot that's been programmed to conduct this kind of suicide mission to save neoconservatism from oblivion, which I think hopefully that's where it's headed for.
Why Aren't the Radical Progressives Fighting for Eastern Ohio?
"We've seen in Ohio situations like this typically Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren would be out front. For example, Bernie Sanders would make special trips out to north and South Dakota to try to block dapple the Dakota access pipeline. Elizabeth Warren, I remember I'm sure we could get video or images of it. She used to fly to Seattle for the wage strikes, if I remember correctly, Bernie Sanders flew down to a labor dispute. I think it was either Toyota or Amazon. Do you remember this? It was they were trying to unionize and Bernie Sanders parachuted in. The point being is Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders seem to just kind of be on constant tour going from one labor fight to anti corporate demonstration to the other. However, when eastern Ohio, the muscular class middle class Midwest, mostly white area, is legitimately attacked, or let's be even more neutral. Harmed. By either negligence or just corruption and there is an environmental component to it, which is one of the sacred gods of the modern American left, there's silence and there's almost disinterest. Why? That's a great question. And I don't have an easy answer. I mean, I think that's you hit on something. And I think that unfortunately this is just the reality is that east Palestinian is a largely white working class town. These are just not people that we, by we, I mean, the American political establishment really cares about. They're just not people that capture headlines. And it's really interesting because, you know, in recent days and in the last week or so, there's been an army of reporters that are coming through and sort of getting the story and kind of trying to make this about basically everything except for the town itself. It's really interesting.
Pedro Gonzalez Shares the Latest Out of East Palestine, Ohio
"What did you learn visiting east palestin Ohio? I went to east Palestinian with a lot of questions that I hoped to get answered and I left actually with just more questions because that's the reality on the ground for people who live there. East Palestinian is a village of about 5000 people and they are essentially in the dark about what's happening literally in their own backyard. They do not trust the conflicting reports that are coming out of various environmental and health agencies, precisely because they are conflicting. It seems like there is always a statement that is contradicted within a day or so and they obviously have no faith in the railroad company Norfolk Southern and actually doing a good job overseeing its own the cleanup of its own mess. That is where pretty much all of the anger is directed right now. There's also a lot of frustration with governor Mike dewine, especially because the wine was really proactive as we know with COVID. He blocked people in their homes and he was very, very aggressive when it came to him. But on this, dewine has been noticeably kind of AWOL. Or at least his approach to handling this really severe crisis for a small town that's been economically depressed for a long time is really, really different to his approach to COVID in a bad way. I mean, and again, this is a quintessential middle American small town. I spoke to a family that has lived there, their entire lives. They met in high school actually and the only time that the husband had left this town was to serve in the military. They both work at a factory that at a ceramics factory with kilns that are over a hundred years old and they have, they live there because it's home, not because obviously it's a thriving and prosperous town, but because east Palestine is home to these people. And right now they feel abandoned and isolated.
Michigan State gunman was loner who felt 'slighted in some way,' legally purchased two 9mm handguns: police
"Police say the gunman who opened fire at Michigan state university Monday, killing three students, was heavily armed and apparently holding some grudges. Police have revealed more details about 43 year old Anthony mccray, described as a loner who shot and killed himself when approached by officers, hours after the shooting. McRae did not verbalize anything to the officers. Michigan state police lieutenant Rene Gonzalez says when they searched his body they found a bus ticket to handguns to empty gun magazines and plenty more ammunition. 8 loaded magazines of 9 millimeter ammunition along with a pencil sized pouch containing 50 rounds. Campus, deputy police chief Chris rosman says the guns were legally purchased. But they were not registered. Police aren't giving a definitive motive, but say notes and mccray's pocket listed businesses, including places he had been asked to leave. Possibly a
Lindsey Graham's Hidden Agenda With Pedro Gonzalez
"Us now is Pedro Gonzalez, check out his substack contra, I'm a subscriber to it and I learn a lot. Pedro, welcome to program. I really want to talk about Lindsey Graham with you. I thought you had some of the best commentary on that. I'm a Trump supporter in 2024. And I am disturbed and bothered at Lindsey Graham's proximity to Donald Trump. Let's play cut 47 and then I want you to react to play cut 47. I am for Trump, not because of the flaws of anybody else. I'm for Donald Trump because I know what I'm going to get. We need somebody that on day one can get this country back on track that can secure our border and bring order out of chaos. Somebody the Russians and the Chinese fear. Somebody that can take the fight to the terrorist. They Abraham accords the result of Donald Trump in pressing the Arabs and Israelis. He is the best solution to the problems we face, not because of the flaws of others, but because what I know he can do. Does he believe that Pedro your reaction? I don't know, because Lindsay has built his career online to people and probably lying to himself. But I think the bottom line is exactly what you said at the outset that it's not a good sign that Lindsey Graham is in such close proximity to Trump. And the idea that Trump needs Lindsey Graham's support in order to win South Carolina that argument just seems to not make sense at all. And if that's true, that actually means that Trump has bigger problems than people, I guess, are aware of, right? If Lindsey Graham is critical to your success, that's not a good sign for your campaign. So really, there's no rational reason for the right to make excuses for Lindsey Graham's proximity to Trump. And I think that Graham is among the most pernicious in the GOP precisely for the reasons that I outlined the other night on Tucker Carlson, but I can actually go a little bit more in depth here because I have more time. But again, people look at people look at Graham and they see this kind of goofy character who's ultimately harmless, but he's not
AOC Gets Heated on the House Floor
"Got very upset. AOC is speaking on the House floor about the ingrate, Elon Omar, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, was really fired up that Elon Omar is no longer on the foreign affairs committee. AOC is celebrating black history month by pretending to be black, play cut 94. Don't tell me that this is about an condemnation of anti semitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican caucus who have talked about Jewish space lasers and an entire amount of tropes and also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body. This is about targeting women of color in the United States of America. Don't tell me because I didn't get a single. Time is expired. Thank you. And she's jumping around, the extra rhetorical blackface, okay? It's called code switching is what it is to try to talk like a black person. I think it's really insulting, honestly, an incredibly racist and bigoted, and they never get called out on it ever.
Rep. Jim Jordan Shares His Top Priorities
"The top of the agenda for you here in the House judiciary committee? I mean, you're off to a fast start. What are the top priorities for both oversight, but also making sure that we hold the Biden administration accountable? Well, the first priority is the border with why we had our first hearing immediately after that hearing that you just referenced there where we organized. We held a hearing on the border situation. And I think there are three fundamental questions. How did it happen? Why does it matter? How do we fix it? How it happened, we all know that. This is intentional, what the Biden administration has done because on day one, Joe Biden said, we are going to stop building the wall. We're not going to we're going to get rid of remain in Mexico to people seeking asylum. And we're not going to deport anyone. And then you get this flux influx of people, this unbelievable number, never seen in the history of our country, record numbers, month after month after month, 5 million 2 years. So that's how it happened. Why it matters is what we really tried to get across in our hearing on Wednesday where we had a father who lost a son to fentanyl. We had a deputy sheriff, excuse me, a county sheriff who talked about in his 38 years in law enforcement. Two years ago, he said was the best, the border situation has ever been. Today, it's the worst. I mean, it literally what he said. And he said, it's the worst because all the people coming across, but the crime, the cost of communities, the cost of schools, the cost of local hospitals, the cost of the entire country. The cost to our system, and then the focus on processing these individuals, what to Biden administration is doing. And then you can't catch the fentanyl and everything else in the smuggling and all the bad things that are happening coming across in outside the ports of entry. So that was why it matters and then of course what we're going to do in the committee is fix it by passing legislation that will immigration enforcement legislation that will change the policy back to the policy, frankly, we had under president Trump. That's what we're going to do. Joe Biden may not sign those bills, but our job is to pass them and show the country what actually works. So that'll be a huge focus. And then, of course, as you mentioned, the oversight because we do believe that our government now has been turned against the people and in many ways is targeting the very people it's supposed to represent and that we have a double standard of justice in the country.
The Biden Doc Distraction With Peter Schweizer
"Research is fabulous. It's impressive. It's thoughtful and you really did a lot of work on it. Obviously. And work that other people did not do. So I'm just going to kind of allow you to riff and to walk our audience through it. What do you think is going on with this Biden document scandal saga and how, if at all, does it connect with the Biden crime syndicates for in deals? Great question, Charlie. I mean, to me, the Biden document scandal is sort of the typical bureaucratic approach by which is basically avoiding the bigger scandal and going off on this little sort of technicality. So what do I mean? We have now known for quite some time. It's not been disputed. It's clear in corporate records, financial records from China and Hong Kong elsewhere. That the Biden family got some $31 million from four Chinese businessmen beginning when Joe Biden was vice president of the United States. And those four Chinese businessmen who gave these tens of millions of dollars to the bidens all have links to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence. So one of them who Hunter Biden and the laptop calls the super chairman, his name is che Feng at the same time he was pouring money into the coffers of the Biden family was business partners with the vice minister of state security with responsible for foreign espionage. I could go through the other three businessmen as well, but they have similar types of ties. Visiting massive issue in acid problem that the mainstream media has largely ignored, frankly, completely ignored. The Biden family does not dispute does not want to discuss it. And now you have the document scandal erupt and the issue is really over the handling of classified material.
Why Is the Media Covering Up Atlanta's Shocking Pedophile Abuse Ring?
"Go back to the Atlanta story, we'd be a cath wall from town hall on. This is extraordinary stuff and you have the courage to kind of go through all this. Why is it that the media, not just ignores this, but they're actively producing cover for this. Worse than it is. Because I think we have sacred people in our society, people that are basically beyond reproach, people whose lifestyles are not just beyond criticism, but in fact, we have to glorify them, right? It's kind of like we're all supposed to be subject to these kind of struggle sessions. If we break party line on this and in this case, it's specifically people who fall under the LGBTQ rainbow. And that story that took place in the Atlanta area suburbs and this story that took place from Philadelphia to Hawaii, there was a third accomplice in New York and we could talk more about the tactics they used because part of the reason I wrote this is to actually inform parents on what to look out for because of how these people operated online. But everyone involved in both of these stories, their gay men, which is very obviously this is like a group that you're not allowed to criticize in society today, right? And worst of all, in the town hall story, and in my story, there's adopted children involved. The Philadelphia teacher, when the FBI executed a search warrant at his home in roxborough Philadelphia, which is considered, by the way, one of the safest, most family, friendly neighborhoods in Philadelphia. It's very quaint, very, you know, it's the perfect kind of place. I think that the motto is a place with roots, you know, just like the kind of the perfect place to raise kids. Well, not really. Or at least in this case. But anyways, when the FBI showed up at his door, they found that he lives alone with a 6 month old girl. And it's not clear. Local reporters have tried to figure out whether or not it's his biological daughter, but they know that he's not married and that he lives alone with her.
Pedro Gonzalez Describes the Terrifying World of Online Grooming
"I want to encourage you to support and check out Pedro Gonzalez's substack. It's called contra contra substack dot com. Pedro is special and he is unafraid and he talks about issues that are so critical right now. And you guys got to support him at contra substack dot com and he writes about things that really people are afraid of talking about. We're going to get right into that Pedro. Welcome back. Happy Friday. Charlie. Thanks so much for having me. I appreciate that intro. Of course, all right Pedro, let's get into this story you have here on your substack. Groomers online. Tell us about it. Yeah. Well, it will sound eerily reminiscent to another story that was recently published in town hall about a couple of game men who were also outspoken LGBT rights activists who sodomized their adoptive children and produced child pornography. I mean, really, really heinous stuff, right? And so I had actually covered a story that's kind of similar, but admittedly not nearly as bad. It's bad, but not that bad. Last year, while it was still developing. And so basically, the FBI uncovered a network of a network of mostly gay men who are producing and distributing child pornography online using apps like telegram and kick. There's a whole aspect of online anonymity enabling this stuff, but the most disturbing element of the story is that several of the people that are involved in this that were in communication were teachers. So it actually started with a teacher in Philadelphia. Working at a private school. So don't think that this is a public school thing. This was a prestigious private school in Philadelphia. This teacher had worked there for nearly two decades, and Dropbox notified an organization that's in charge of kind of fielding complaints related to this sort of thing, which are then forwarded to law enforcement. So Dropbox flagged a file that had been uploaded that depicted two underaged boys engaging in sexual acts.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Replenishing every increasingly precious resource, like the reduction of soil loss by 40% with every acre grown in a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get, and there's no greater resource than the capable hands of American Courtney farmers. All right, John, there's a couple of fun things I wanted to hit here at the end. First and foremost, I need to apologize to a valued open floor globe member. You're all valued. I just want to point that out there. But heda, who wrote in much earlier this year, asking me to do the love island minute every episode. I said I would do it. And guess what I haven't been doing it, even though I've been watching this current season of love island like a hawk, head or writes in, dear Rohan, yes this email is directed directly at you and no one else. And the last few episodes there's been no love island minute updates, and as the reader who requested it to begin with, I am outraged and saturated by the sudden turn of events. I was a bit sad when my conscious was taking a break, but very happy when I heard the reason. Bit congrats to Mike and his wife. The blow of this loss was lessened by you taking over. As I hoped for even more love island content, but you not only let me down, you let the whole open floor globe down. Please bring back the love island minute. Much love had formerly of Norway. Now of Australia, she's just kicking it down under. Also adds please note this is in no way serious email. Hopefully a comedic request. She still loves the show. Thank you so much for writing it and you're right. Thank you to the open floor globe for holding the accountable. I promise to do the love island minute. I haven't been doing it. And let me tell you, this season's been an absolute firecracker. We just got out of movie night. The Casa Moore movie night combination is some of the greatest producing in the history of television. Ekins Sue reminds me of my high school girlfriend straight up liar, just lying straight to your face. I'm kidding, I'm kidding. But shout out to echo. High school girlfriends catching strays. Sorry, sorry high school girlfriend. But shout out to ekins Sue just a generational talent and straight up liar. I'm sick of Andrew and Tasha, although Andrew had one of the all time quotes in the history of the show that I can't really repeat on this podcast, but sick of Andrew and Tasha, I think Luca post movie night, I'm disgusted by his actions he's completely overreacting to the clips of Gemma and Billy. The suit Billy ward a movie night, I can't take him seriously ever again. That was pathetic, comical, terrible dressing. Someone needed to step in. I think that page and Adam should continue to crack on. I like their chemistry and frankly, they have a good chance to win the show.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Is the fact that the Knicks can hire Jalen Brunson's dad and the league is going to turn around and say, oh, there's something fishy here. It's like, you think? This all went out the window, once you hired this, the guy's dad, not supposed to talk to him now. Has anybody at the league been to summer league? Everybody's talking to everybody. These things, I mean, if you were going to actually clamp down on tampering, then you would have to, like nobody could have a cell phone, no players could talk to each other, if you had an assistant coach who went to a different team that you liked. You can't talk to him or general manager who got elevated and got hired as president for another team. Forget about talking. All of a sudden, that communication that's rampant in the league. And by the way, it doesn't just happen. That information trading that swapping doesn't just happen between players or coaches and executives happens with the media. The whole league is built on this information ecosystem. You really want to rip that down for what? To suspend or to delete a draft picker or something because they had a conversation that predated some artificial date that you would down like, oh, you can talk on June 1, but not on May 31st. That doesn't make any sense. It's so it's just exhausting. It's like, why are we doing this? And it's like for a second round pick to like they're not gonna do anything of consequence either. Well, I wonder about that because so Derek bodner previously of the athletic he now is out on his own writing a sub stack. He does a great job by the way. He does. Yeah. If you're ever looking for sixers news, he's one of the best in the business. But he wrote a whole thing about this and he revisited, he revisited the Joe Smith tampering allegations where that contract basically he signed a contract for far under market value for like one year that allowed them to acquire various places people and replace Wally's early act back in the day. And they got dinged a ton of first round drafts. For sure, that one. Again, I think maybe the contract too? Yeah, they want real overboard on that in a way to try to send a message. And I think the league since then has kind of learned its lesson. And decided not to be as harsh there. However, there is some precedent for this type of quote unquote tampering being more harshly dealt with than maybe some other forms of it.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Increasingly precious resource, like the reduction of soil loss by 40% with every acre grown in a world where sustainability matters more than ever, we need all the help we can get, and there's no greater resource than the capable hands of American corn farmers. We're going to move on down and talk about a little bit of other things going around the NBA. Hit some mailbag questions. You know, easy way to kind of segue out of that obviously, but again, Bill Russell, like you said, man, what a life. Please read whatever you can about them. Truly incredible. We're going to get to something else though that's near and dear to your heart that you texted me about. You're like, we got to talk about this. And I don't know how I missed it, frankly. But your Philadelphia 76ers, the cheaters that they are. The rule breakers that they are disgusting should be forced to sit and be for the whole season if you ask me. Tampering with PJ Tucker, that's the allegation they're being investigated for it by the NBA. All I'm going to say is it's real convenient that PJ Tucker had had this deal lined up. James Harden just took the perfect amount of pay cut to fit him under the salary cap, et cetera. The league's now investigating them. The Knicks are also being investigated for potentially tampering. With Jalen Brunson, John, I mean, where do you want to go with this first? You want to go with the sixers, you want to go with how tampering is insane. Your thoughts on this issue as it pertains to your beloved sixers. Well, as my longtime friend, Jim waxman would say, if you ain't cheating, you ain't trying. So kudos to them on this one. So yeah, woj broke this and said that the league is investigating possible tampering and early contact senator on the franchise's summer free agency class of James Harden PJ Tucker and Daniel house. Basically, how do you get hardened to take decline his $47 million option and sign a one plus one deal that cut his salary to $33 million and gave the team more flexibility to sign Tucker and house. Okay, but is it tampering really when it's your guy who's already there, right?
"gonzalez" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Join today by the host of the SI weekly podcast slumming it on open floor. Sullying his good reputation, the minister of Philadelphia sports propaganda. It's John Gonzalez gone. How's it going, buddy? Thank you so much for having me. This is very exciting. I have appeared on this program previously with peanut. I guess hosted this program when you and piano and Chris herring were out. You have been on Sports Illustrated weekly with me, which by the way, please listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. But you and I have never done this show together. So I'm very excited to do it without peanut round so we can just slander the Boston Celtics. Exactly. You tried to in fact engage in a hostile takeover of the show and we reached a detente and now we're here together. You know, it's funny because we got a review. It was aborted much like Elon Musk trying to take over Twitter. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. We got a review on time that I don't understand where it came from. And I don't know if it was after you hosted the show or not, but the review is like, if I wanted to listen to a Philly sports Homer podcast, I would do that instead. And I was like, how did you listen to open floor and get that? Impression. Listening to Peter, but I need to check the maybe it was after I hosted. No, because I thought when I hosted, we had stavros, a comedian on. And I'm relatively certain we spent most of the time talking about the Knicks. But I might be misremembering that. It seems like, I mean, it seems like something that I would do that I would co opt this program and turn it into a very provincial Philadelphia sports podcast. And there's still time for that later in the show. But I remember it slightly different, but that person might be right. It's possible. It's possible. Well, we have some sad news to start the show today. Obviously. On Sunday. At 88, I mean, there's really, you can say Celtics legend, it's selling them short. Bill Russell, dying at age 88 on Sunday. Man, men oh man, it's kind of just hard to believe that someone like his life even existed, you know? And there's been so many beautiful tributes, our colleague Chris mannix, writing a column today, his number 6 should be retired across the league. I'm fully in support of that. The thing that strikes me about Bill Russell is that, you know, I joke on this podcast like I don't care about any basketball that happened before 1980, blah blah blah. Mostly just to dig at the Celtics titles that penis always talking about, but in all seriousness, I think like the basketball, when you talk about Bill Russell, the basketball really does come so far down the list. Even though he's one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of sports, especially team sports, but just the issues that he stood for, not only when he was an athlete. I mean, someone who stood with Colin Kaepernick, for example, these last few years and just reading the stories about the explicit racism that he dealt with, it's not that these things never happen anymore,
"gonzalez" Discussed on Think 100%: The Coolest Show
"One hundred percent next day. Respect information nick. Everything was is not so excited to be having this conversation continuing this conversation on what we must do to stop petrochemicals in this overall environmental justice and climate justice. I'm excited. Because now i get to go to the great state of texas and as many of you know i was born in shreveport louisiana so i feel like i have some texas texas connections so the shreveport is of they're not a part in that part of the boot as we call but i am so excited to have with me here is gonzalez and miss carol. So you can't really well thank you so much for having us. I've i've been following the podcast for a little while. I'm excited to be here to chat with you thank you. We're we're excited. Have you to and mosquito. How're you doing. I'm doing great today in a like our c. And i appreciate you for heaven's thank you so so so so. So where are you located right. Now let's get to where you are physically. I am physically in the near north side of houston harris county texas And i Work out of my home office here like somebody doing these days But i'm here in in houston texas and excited to to feel this connection across the gulf and the gulf south with.
"gonzalez" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"Okay it was actually the school if went okay and actually they say he was one of the smartest people that walked those halls And so they When fidel castro to gawronski enough he kicked out all the priests in the catholic church so the jesuits moved from cuba from havana. Cuba to miami and started this can continue the actual school it just it just moved. Wow just move but really the the jesuits focused on you know volunteering. Like i mentioned earlier education Helping the needy you know basically. The selfishness selfless Type of perspective Which nowadays is hard to do with social media and everything. And what's going on in the world but i go back to those days at belen. Jesuit antler yola. Remind myself of you know what i learned what i experience with with with the different different priests and of course my my friends and colleagues yeah. Did you speak spanish and english after school. Absolutely so Yep spanish classes of migrant parents spoke. spanish My parents certain extent would speak spanish as well And and then when i I continued spanish in college. I also you know Picked up portuguese ryan. And then i lived in antiga in i was in international. Private banking had a great opportunity to travel in america which was great for my spanish. Immersion is important right. It was great for my spanish Anita anita practice. Yes me fanny great. Okay so let's talk about going to loyola new orleans and continued this same worldview perspective on your education. That's what drew there right absolutely. I mean there was a few reasons. Several my friends from belen jesuit also went to so we went as kind of like a team. I love food. I love culture. I love their certainly santa to new orleans advantages. I was there for five years. Probably one year more than should have been But you know there were some similarities to miami Different cultures and different backgrounds influenced spanish influence. French influence the tremendous amount of history in and they also had some great scholarship programs. Which you know we were able to take advantage of and their business. School was excellent They have a great because of the port system agreed international business program. Many of the students that were in the program from other countries which which i loved And it was..
"gonzalez" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"He took a job in the caribbean at an international private bank. While on the island he met his wife jessica and earned an mba from the university of miami by making a most unusual commute on the weekends in two thousand eight. The couple took a chance on tallahassee in a new company called uber operations which would later become ruvo's as ceo..
"gonzalez" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"With the stugatz. Tony just a general question. How the hell do you look so damn good. I mean seriously. I fully eight. I tried to get the right amount of sleep. Hydrate genetics man. my mom. you should see my mom. She looks like tina turner since seventy five looks like. She's about forty-five tony with us. He is here on behalf of tvos stream for k. The best streaming service on the market to bring you all your football content together and one convenient place and we'll get to that a just a second. Did you say your mom. Looks like tina turner. Her she's got the muscles just the skinned exist about my grandmother. Right went to fame. She's one hundred and three years old. Still got a brain kicking zoo. It's amazing that's incredible. So you're attributing you're good. You're good looks in your youthful looks to your to your grandma especially as women in my family and other women. Maybe doesn't translate to me. My grandmother's did she. She still has a couple of glasses of wine every day. Each bacon ice cream all that stuff. It's all that. I love being healthy. But at the time you gotta gotta those genes through. What is tony. Tony gonzalez guilty pleasure. When it comes to food does does the beer and wine account. That's not food. I like hamburgers and and Thai food tony if you have family. That's living to one hundred and three. What's the point of trying to live healthy. It seems like you're good genetically like just eat the bacon. Whatever you want you'll be high-dose let's hope you're right. Was the bus. We have a heart attack next year. Something about what happened. Tony pony negative outlook on life thin. Tony we were playing a game of make it or break it earlier. Okay and so we have a limited amount of time with you all right. So i'm gonna ask you some guys okay in the nfl and you're going to tell me if indeed this is a make it or break it season for them and if it is you think they're going to make it or break in. Is that fair. We.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"Hello w. i. s. p. dot com mattress warehouse. Knows that buying a mattress can be tough with so many choices. Where do you start introducing bed match a patented diagnostic system. That determines your pressure points and recommends the mattresses that are best for your individual sleep needs and it's found only at mattress warehouse. Come try that match at a mattress warehouse near you. Visit sleep happens dot com for locations and get free next day delivery on select purchases warehouse. Pepe dot com. I'm alec baldwin and this is here's the thing california assembly woman lorena gonzalez speaks her mind in a tweet from may twenty twenty. She had some choice words for elon. Musk after she found out he was moving. His tesla plant from california to texas. Look i my mouth gets me in trouble. I if i said otherwise i say exactly what i think of what i mean. But you have to look in context elon. Musk has made a crapload of money. Off of california taxpayers. And if people don't understand why it's because everything he makes is subsidized by taxpayers. So the tesla's that flew off the market. Those all had taxpayer rebates on one hundred thousand dollar cars. People who didn't need the rebates. Were giving them because we want to encourage electric vehicles. His solar panels and solar storage had been highly subsidized by the state california. So taxpayers have helped make him a billionaire in california. We have really supported elon. Musk and coming from the labor movement. He hasn't really been too good on worker issues so he's been slapped down by the he's he's anti-worker he's had really some big safety problems in his facility. So i've always been a little irked like here. We are giving you taxpayer dollars. And you can't even abide by the law when it comes to union organizing that upsets me well during the pandemic he decided forget it. I don't like these orders. I'm to open up my factory. In fremont it doesn't matter what the county public health officers saying. And you're talking about an area where we had tons of latinos dying from cova. We have the spread. It was at roaring at the time so he brings back his workers and he says if anyone stop some he's gonna take his jobs texas. I mean at some point. Look every elected official in california should be saying. I won't say it here but go go away on this voyage llamas or is a point where whereas elected officials in. This kills me. It doesn't matter who it is. Who is getting things from us right. Leadership is also being able to make those tough decisions and say hey alright we like your product. We like what you're doing for the environment but by the way we've got rules and we're gonna it doesn't matter who you are you're gonna stick by the rules to it. Irks me that so many of our roles in in california in this nation we apply them disproportionately communities like mine and not to billionaires like elon. Musk and i think we have to be stronger about that. He has a lot of fans on twitter. And i got a lot of comes with the territory it does. I'm assuming that california similar to new york where the covert has driven some measurable amount of businesses out of the state correct. It's a high tech state. New york is really struck. I've got friends of mine. Who i mean people that i never dreamed. I mean in the ebb and flow of the fiscal health of new york. Now when the city most needs the money they're gonna have the lowest income tax revenue. They're raising taxes on everybody. It's really really painful. But a very very measurable and healthy number of people from my optics. I never dreamed they would leave new york as their home they might keep a little pieta tare there but who new york was their home new york city where their home and they were willing maybe not happy but willing to pay the taxes because new york was they're gone. They sold their homes. You moved to florida moved through. They moved than they figured. While i'm going to move. I'm going to go all the way i'm gonna move to a no tax state so many people who you take they'd rather die than live in florida. They're going to florida the same problem in california believing well. I think that's a story line. I think if you look at the numbers that doesn't quite add up. And i don't know exactly what's happening in new york but i will say california had its best budget year ever because we have created more billionaires during this pandemic than ever before and so unfortunately what we're facing in california. There's a lot of talk about the exodus. But it's not quite as real as people like to say when you look at the actual numbers and in fact our income tax revenues are out of control there so healthy because of the very rich that we have good for you but income inequality has become a real threat so as we continue to build billionaires in california in silicon valley continues to create new billionaires. We've got to figure out how we take care of people who just work for a living right. The people who service the tourism industry the people who serve people fast food the the folks who really are struggling to get by like always say the people who inspired me. The reason i am in politics is because you have folks who are on their feet working forty sixty hours a week. Multiple jobs specially immigrant communities like mine in the facts that they cannot afford housing or to put a little money away for retirement or send. Their kid to college is is something we've got to address. So yeah i got. It moved to a no tax state. Go ahead and get what you pay for. Look i don't wanna be in florida. Where building codes are in in in their approach to climate is so bad that that we have a mascot catastrophe happening. I'll pay my property taxes. I just i wanna make sure that we have an equitable society for everybody. Not just those at the top. I wanna live in the state that has good building codes. God it's just devastating. Just a brief question. Why secretary of state have you announced. You don't want to say that. On the air i did announce within. We had a little bit. I actually. it's on hold. Because i announced a few years ago early there have. There's never been a latina in statewide office. And so it is only demographic in california that has never achieved a statewide office so we announced we raise money and then our secretary state. Alex padilla was appointed by the governor to be a us. Senator and the governor appointed dr shirley weber an african american icon to the position of secretary state. So mike clans are little on hold until she finishes up now. It won't be an open seat in twenty twenty two. I had hoped. But the reason i am interested in secretary of state and i've done a lot of work on voting. In fact i authored the bill to to have automatic registration and we are now at eight percent registered voters. I think the more people who vote the more we open up democracy and and in california in the world you have elected officials who reflect real people. You have people who remember what it's like to have a mom who worked sixty hours a week. You elect people who remember what it's like to talk to the workers at the bus stop on the way to school. you know. remember what it's like to have a who immigrated here in whose papers don't quite match things the way they should so when you have a broader electorate you having more diverse elected officials. And then you have better policy. So that's that's why. I want to be secretary state eventually and continue to push the idea of having as many people participate in elections as possible. Thank you for the update. You're going to go.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"So i talked to their attorneys and i was like this is outrageous. Basically almost pain to do this. Fantastic job yes. It's a job women want. It's a job that that is respected to a certain extent. But it's still job. Everybody else on the football field. It doesn't matter if you're a physical trainer. It doesn't matter if you're the person picking up the trash. It doesn't matter if you're selling the peanuts if you're the coach if you're the player you're being paid like an employee in these cheerleaders were being given a stipend being penalized. They signed an employment contract with the nfl. So i said this is easy. We're gonna make them by code employees so that they have basically protections in california in so. I remember the first time i introduced. In of course a lot of journalists were more fascinated with fact that i was a cheerleader at stanford and one of those pictures and are like all right. Here's a picture now. Can we talk about this really important issue and got and then my favorite part of the story is having to go to then governor jerry brown and he's anyone who knows he's a little. I don't want to say crotchety. You just never quite know what you would get with the no nonsense guy nonsense and we gotta talk to him about cheerleaders like this is gonna end so i said we were at dinner together and i said governor when you have a chance to talk about the spill in working on it has to professional cheerleaders and he said i was a cheerleader. And i was like. Are you kidding me. He apparently look what happened. He was a cheerleader in college or high school. And so i was like. Oh i think i'm going to get this one. We did very proud of that. So what was that. Path was directed at an individual team. Was this league wide. You one of the nfl to recognize was the situation in san diego duplicated at all the nfl teams. None of them were getting paid nine of the nfl cheerleaders to this day. Only in california. Do they have rights. As an employee there was a bill introduced in new york as well but it never made it through so it was any professional. Sports teams california. The dancers are cheerleaders have to be treated with in have the basically protections of an employee so that includes of course the the chargers. The rams the lakers it was basketball and football. The forty niners. So yeah i was gonna ask about that. Because i go to the knicks games or i used to and those women. They're not getting paid either now and a lot of them. They are now only in california. There's a national fight against the nfl. There've been a lot of lawsuits. A lot of the teams have lost lawsuits. And there's been a lot more attention to it. There's a couple of documentary reason issues pertain. to we'd like to see it of course on the national level of the lawsuit work in california and not in the other states well. It was settled and so in other states. It's been settled as well but so often when you settle these lawsuits on worker issues. The judge accepts a settlement so it makes whole the workers who are suing but it doesn't force companies to fix the problem so it's kind of like an ongoing invitation to sue without fixing the problem and that's why sometimes you need legislation to come in and say all right. Nobody can do this. This is enough in two thousand nine hundred ninety two passed legislation that extends the statute of limitations for survivors of sexual abuse. Who are seeking justice in court. Now i think most of our listeners know what statute of limitations is. But i want you to explain as an attorney the reason for a statute of limitations in most cases and there are some crimes. I believe like murder with there is no statute of limitations. But we're there is a statute of limitations in place. Why is there one. There's often a statute for variety of reasons one. You can't preserve evidence. So you know i could say hey when twenty years ago you stole this. Tv from me. Well that tv doesn't exist. Witnesses probably don't exist. It's hard to pin that down. People die they move away faculty or they forget. I mean quite frankly you know. I can't remember twenty years ago. Have integrity in the trial of the witnesses. You need to do it. In a certain time but childhood sexual assault is unique. So there's some things that made it unique and made the statute of limitations very damaging number one so often the primary witness the child themselves Suppresses it basically doesn't think about it doesn't come to terms with it and its toll later in life when they're dealing with a failed marriage or depression that comes out and so sometimes that's the primary witnesses a person who was assaulted if you will and what we had with childhood sexual assault is actually. A lot of people knew it was happening. We actually have official documents like the church. The boy scouts. They actually had complaints. That were filed that. Were put away that there still exist and you still need all of this proof if you will to establish a case but it allows time to pass and yet still victims to get some sort of justice. I'm gonna go back to you as a mom because you do have five kids correct five. We have five together. It's a blended family but our two youngest are adopted. And then i have an eighteen year old who is just graduated and headed to college. I'm a stepmother to a twenty two year old deployed in the marines. And then i have a twenty five year old in. She works in the industry a little kind of working her way clawing her way up from a i think she's an art coordinator. Now what does she want to do. She's on the production side. He works for netflix. What do you want for your kids in this world. You know my children probably like yours. I feel in some ways. We're really lucky. They were born into a privilege. I could never imagined they will never know for want. They will always have health care. And that's a good thing. I want him to continue to have the basics of life that allow them to be happy so for me. I think what would make my kids happy. And i don't know i have a ten year old a thirteen year old in eighteen year. Old twenty to twenty five. I want them to be able to love and marry. Whoever they want. Eleven mary i want them to be able to work hard and get paid a decent living. I want them to be able to have healthcare. I want them to have air to breathe. I want them to be able to choose a life for themselves. That brings them joy. And that's all it comes down to my mom expected in. She's past but in expected so much out of me. She expected me to make the world better for other people. I think to a point where i want them to contribute positively the world. And i think they'll do that if they're happy. And all the things that we work on is to get them a society where they can live and let live and enjoy life and hopefully put a hand out and help other people as well california assemblywoman lorena gonzalez. If you're enjoying this conversation be sure to subscribe to. Here's the thing on the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're there please leave us a review when we come back. lorraina gonzales. Back against rumors of an exodus among california's wealthiest to states with lower income taxes. Zomba's makes the case for why they should stay. When's the last time you ate something that truly stopped doing tracks if it's been too long since food is blown you away. It's time to try jenny's ice cream. Every pint of is an unforgettable crave worthy flavor that makes you feel good try- brown butter almond brittle with a buttercream base and golden pockets of kara mellon crunch. Maybe like bramble berry crisp which tastes like a fresh berry cobbler. 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"gonzalez" Discussed on Here's The Thing
"When's the last time you ate something that truly stopped you in your tracks if it's been too long since food is blown you away. It's time to try jenny's ice cream. Every pint of jenny's unforgettable crave worthy flavor that makes you feel good tribe brown butter almond brittle with buttercream base and golden pockets of caramel and crunch. Maybe you'd like bramble berry crisp which tastes like a fresh berry cobbler. Or if you love cake. Try gooey butter cake. Which is oozing with rich butterscotch sauce from the chocolate into the fruity and more each flavor is made from scratch using a recipe from founder jenny. A james beard award winning ice cream acre and she doesn't cut corners when it comes to ingredients in fact you won't find any chemical dyes flavorings or off the shelf. Ice cream mixes in these pints by jenny's one of a kind ice creams including more than a dozen gluten free and dairy free flavors at scoop shops and grocery stores nationwide and online jenny's dot com. That's j. e. n. i. s. dot com. Jenny's makes it better. When's the last time you ate something that truly stopped in your tracks if it's been too long since food is blown you away. It's time to try jenny's ice cream. Every pint of jenny's is an unforgettable crave worthy flavor. That makes you feel good. Try- brown butter almond brittle with a buttercream base and golden pockets of kara and crunch made like bramble berry crisp which tastes like a fresh berry cobbler. Or if you love cake try buoy butter cake. Which is oozing with rich butterscotch sauce from the chocolate to the fruity and more each flavor is made from scratch using a recipe from founder jenny. A james beard award winning ice cream maker and she doesn't cut corners when it comes to ingredients in fact you won't find any chemical dyes flavorings or off the shelf. Ice cream mixes in these fights by jenny's one of a kind of ice creams including more than a dozen gluten free dairy free flavors at scoop shops and grocery stores nationwide and online at jenny's dot com. That's j. e. n. s. dot com. Jenny's makes it better at pier bar. We're raising the bar for you and your goals. Peer bar used to be studios specific. But we've tailored the exercises and recreated them for any all locations excess peer bargo with any phone or computer and get access to classes from five to sixty minutes anywhere. You go pure bargo is fitness. That fits your life same. Peer bar quality saint-pierre results. Now on demand on your schedule and on us to try for free get going with pure bar go and visit pure bar dot com slash go. I'm alec baldwin. And you're listening to. Here's the thing in two thousand eighteen lorena gonzalez co authored. A bill which put california on a path to generate one hundred percent of its electricity from clean carbon neutral energy sources by two thousand forty five. She says the state is on track to meet. Its goal. even sooner where already. Almost there i gotta be honest. We're gonna get one hundred percent renewable quicker than we had imagined or hoped. But that's because we required it by way of what by way of large-scale solar farms that you're seeing go up wind energy that you're seeing where exploring other forms biometrics hub stations things to provide renewable energy sources throughout california obviously rooftop solar plays a role in that but we have really adopted in california and approach. That is getting us on any given saturday. About eighty to ninety percent of energy coming through a grid is now coming from renewable sources. Well the reason. I mentioned this. Because i was involved with a group of people who were as was all theoretical nothing was getting to the legislative phase. We were saying how we wanted. The federal government to withhold the classic withholding of transportation dollars. And there's always the threat of withholding those dollars if you don't this or that or this or that and what we wanted to do was we wanted to demand that the states do the two following things that any construction over a certain size over a certain square footage of any public building college dormitory highschool airport library hospital. You name it anything that was funded by state or local or federal dollars that any refurbishment over a certain size and any new construction over a certain size we would demand that they had some photovoltaic element built into that construction whether it was solar panels on the grounds solar panels on the skin of the building of the roof of the building. Something and the second thing we wanted to demand was that any purchase of or any maintenance of fleet vehicles over a certain size and exempting emergency vehicles like fire and ambulance and police. 'cause you can't have them have to plug into to have hybrids there at best but any of the fleet vehicles you had to go fully electric fully plugin by a certain year or you weren't going to get the transportation. Is there anything like that on the drawing board in california. I love that. But we're moving towards that. Naturally in california not with withholding funds under our previous governor jerry brown he mandated that all new construction of houses have rooftop solar private homes. Private homes. New construction of private homes have to have rooftop solar. unfortunately there's not a lot of new homes being built. You have now when california. Yeah through executive order through the governor and so we we naturally have some requirements that were put in tom. Steiner did an initiative a few years ago prop thirty nine which provided for schools to be able to put solar on their rooftops. It's good green jobs and it's good for the environment and it pulls down on the cost of their energy bills so it really did work. We had money available for that. We are going towards a gas list society. We have goals on the hopefully will be codified. I think in the next few years that will say bye bye this year. We're going to have electric vehicles. But we have to do the hard work with that. It's not enough to say that we've got to have more charging stations. I always give the example. My husband and i we have an electric vehicle and we live in my district. It's one of the poorest districts in california it's poorest coastal district in california and there aren't charging stations you know. Luckily we can charge at work. He worked at the county building. And we're going to state building. We have rooftop solar and we can charge at home but a lot of apartments in multifamily complexes and working class communities don't have charging stations and so as we move to electric vehicles. We really have to think about that piece as well. The infrastructure necessary to get us off of fossil fuels. How did you get involved with the cause of the cheerleaders in the nfl. You lost your box seats to the chargers game. I was not a popular person at the charges. I'll tell you that what happened to be honest. Is you gotta figure. I was actually a stanford cheerleader. So i was a cheerleader and a labor leader right. I know how to use a bullhorn anna megaphone. It's it's a rare combination. So when i had read at the time the raider at the the cheerleaders the raiders had started a couple of them started a lawsuit against the raiders for not paying them minimum wage because they were classified actually as independent contractors. And so i talked to the attorneys. And i'm an attorney.
"gonzalez" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"You know, that like so he said Jason was away and wearing a fucking gas mask off. Like a full-on fucking gets the joke. I know. It sucks that she's saying hilarious instead of laughing the way out of well listen. Anyway, so where can people find your only fans working up? The people follow your next fight, what's going? What are you doing, Jason? Why a grant. You don't have to. Okay, that's amazing. All right, so true, yeah, yeah. What people find you? So my social media is program Dallas at Preston zealous and it's not only fans. Okay, let's get this straight and anybody can join our club. And a long time ago. What is it? You know, I just it's fan time of installation. I know it's a very different platforms know, but not just anyone can sign up here. You have to be invited to sign up on the site and more cameos. I just write like, oops, I'm sorry, you know, I'm just running on out the mob tired, I just got done trading that girl, punched me in the jaw. So I'll go on time. So my fan, type Choice pearls Paradise with a z, pearls paradise.com, but you can find all that on my social media at Pearl Gonzalez. And then I got actual fight, podcast called extra rounds on UFC Fight Pass, and who's that with? With TJ DeSantis. I love that guy is a good guy. Another job that could have waited out of her me. So, you think the Santas, the same thing happened in Mexico, and which job in Mexico Okay, I hear a word. Nobody's saying like an airplane. All right. So all right, so what do you got coming up? Shit. What I got coming up once this come out today yeah it's a month live. I wish we could do it live. Well yeah, great. I wish we could do it like 9:00 on soon. I mean we can still hit home. I got a but those next week at the at the Laugh Factory and.
"gonzalez" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"Rent or anything like that or no while i owned building. So they're really. I ain't a known for building The good thing is because i do that as ba. Nine months anthony's only talk best. That's gone in june. And i know going to be open by hand up paying for mortgage without being open. That's going to be tough. Yeah now now. The delays hurt a little bit more. You know because of course you need her. Yeah no i. I can't i can understand so then throughout this time. Kelly last question to ask you is. How has this affected your personal life. Well my husband. He's been very very support. He held me to They've they've building and case to help. He has helped me a lot you know. Turn things for the practice but You know. I had a baby that he's only one year ago when we were You know when. I was very stressed out with the it'd be nice weather permits i will Spend a lot of time Calling the city. 'cause i recall avery bay was calling voice now. bad Because sometimes i would call on my time with the baby but over all my husband is being being very supporting you know. I know but you know that that wasn't that's i hope. I hope because there is no more times. Maybe in the build up like what. I went to construction By you know. I'm learning to perfect. Right they stress from the clock You know what you see on the baby on My life You know my priorities number one. You know my finding so I'm learning to say three things to disconnect Every time that i come home and try to connect and we came to an agreement by you know when they me to baby my husband. I'm trying to stay away from my phone and taking the kermit's taking it all the time and that's why they could be my lunchtime finish when you know but in my well i've seen it happen today and on what i'm doing now because tuesday afternoon. He's my date. And i when my husband so do they have vague with friends at folks. There are the morning and You know we just came to an agreement to try to do things. Yeah that's good. That's good who works for you guys to do that. And then at the same time. It is stressful like speak about a lot of the startups. We document mom guilt right. Where like a lot of the times. We are now not a mom but like a lot of the times they your business owner you're entrenched into the business and everything like that and then at the same time when you're sometimes with your child you're thinking about the business and then when you're in the busy you're thinking about your child and then it can be. It's a tug of war. You know yes do. Yeah we we we did. It are when You know construction period. That's when i have been the most that i ever be during. The construction delays another construction. Because you know what he's studying obstruction now. I mean with the city departments. Come forward and we were having with the city. That's what i've been his trip but My husband. I came out with his schedule. And you know you know. After working for because i you know i have any schedule because i you know i have. You know i wake up seven to pain baby. They tend to fi- work and come home. You know. I mean my lunch time. I do a lot of billions that have to. Oh when my car. I answer the phone call and then you know my meeting with mighty career nine thirty after the baby went to bed so now. He's in better if better because they have any schedule That's good yeah like organization and something to follow which is really really good. It's awesome awesome. Kelly all right. Thank you so much. Kelly for being with us. It was the pleasure but before we say goodbye. Can you tell our listeners where they can find you. Yes well they can find me and now. I'm what might you sarah mcconnell. They'll kill even silas altogether. That's my incident. I also on the basement is my fellow may kind of Of manic wessex on On my website is www. My tree fell my email I'm very open and very flexible to talk. You know when. I met on my schedule but i yeah i'm responsive on an open to any suggestions Because i'm just starting out on him any advice you know. I really appreciate it Anybody that have gone through You know The startup process you know is open to any comments. Any mommy said that it would if my baby's doing any of the child And that's it Michael thank you so much for being been of my face and my speeding with my section. I hope that you know we can do. Peace gang. And i can give you feedback. How it up. Yeah definitely it's going to be great. Awesome so guys. That's all going to be in the show notes below so if you wanna reach out to kelly pick her brain a little bit more or anything like that are just conversation with. You can definitely go on the show notes below and click on links. We shall to her but kelly so much for being with us. It was a pleasure or hear from you soon. Okay thank you guys. Thank you so much for tuning in truly appreciate it. Remember please you can wait. Wait wait before you go rumor to share this episode with one other person or if you want. You can just pose this episode on any of your social media on instagram on your instagram stories in a facebook group or facebook. Anything like that even lincoln and just post it. You can tell me You can find me on the dental marketer on instagram and also on facebook. My name is just my us. You can find me on there. Just telling me if you want and a lot of you guys are sending me screenshots of you listening to a while you're cooking or you're listening to an episode while you're driving. I love that. And i will always reposted it so please please please continue to do that. Don't forget if you want to continue the conversation about this episode or any other episode. You've heard in the past. You can join the dental market or society. Facebook group and on there is where you're able to. 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"gonzalez" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"A. dot com northern. Colorado's boys joined this morning by. Julio gonzalez all right. Let's talk a little bit about the narrative that's floating around out there that these taxes. Okay and i'm talking about The capital gains tax. For example that these are taxes for punishment's sake lawrence lindsay writing great piece in the wall street journal. He served as a federal reserve governor from one thousand nine hundred ninety seven and assistant to the president for economic policy. Two thousand one and two thousand and two. He says that this move would raise the rate on capital gains so high that would leave everyone including the government. Worse-off well no question. I mean when you have that kind of capital gains. You think anyone's gonna sell their businesses anyone's gonna other real estate anyone's going to sell their stocks no one's going to sell their assets because look you have to give forty five percent of anything you made and that investment back to the government at the federal level and then the state level as well. I mean no one's the economy won't move no one's going to invest because no one's going to sell and It's a nightmare. And i felt so horrible for everyone. That has a 401 that's worked so hard to put money into their 401k. The retirement when the market's going to sell off when the capital gains rates go up. You can imagine there's going to be a mass exodus a real estate stock market. That's all going to come crashing down and you know so again. Middle-class gets hurt by that. Yeah but it's interesting because The mantra of the biden administration. Is that no. This will not affect the middle class whatsoever. But as you reverend stephen with that capital gains tax and check me on this number. I could be wrong. But there's a hundred million or so us that are in the market and as you said there's going to be like this it's gonna be like rats abandoning ship. There's going to be this mass exodus before those New rates kick in one hundred percent. And then who's going to put money back into the stock market that stock market crash. We saw that. You know we saw these. you know. Play out before history repeats itself in like we're going back to the future exactly very well said. Julio gonzalez is ceo of engineered tax services. He helped advise on the two thousand seventeen cuts and jobs act working very closely with the administration congress and senate on tax reform. I wonder what you would say to them today. Well you know. Listen we. We work in congress. Twenty four seven. And you know. We're trying to educate every policymaker up there every lawmaker up there that when you increase the taxes when we've done it let's just look back to history. Let's look to the time when we did. Have jimmy carter era go back further and what happened. Economy's tanked we run our worst global economic position ever. We lost jobs. We had hyper inflation. Which we're already saying right with the gas prices and everything else and that's what happens and you know you you get socialist liberal government in place and the way they win their votes is to say that this is gonna be great for you and that we're going to redistribute the wealth to you and that you can stay home and and you know work off man live off the tax payers but that ultimately doesn't bear out doesn't know not as doll for you go. I just wanted to touch on briefly..
"gonzalez" Discussed on Art Talk
"World really Do you have the bath sitting right there with you. Yeah well we don't want to give it away for free. But i think a teaser would be goods. You have a you have a favorite you could share with us cheryl allah this. I'll the the first one in the book is called the end of the florida. Okay and Okay let me get All right this one says here. Let me tell you about the girl who actually. She's from california. So let me let me tell you about the girls who came by california way who goes by the name of the anna relocation. The florida is like a gift of heavenly sent mana. The sound of her laughter is wonder sleet intoxicating. It's time to do some celebrating. Don't ask her to wear a mask if you want your good health to last delta wants to ban her from flight she told them instead they go fly a kite she you. She gives it to the left honest straight. It's this candour that they hate or smiles shine so bright it could only come for a lady from milady. Who's right so here's to a warm welcome to the hurricane the anna lorraine florida will never ever be this interesting. Your your style of poetry though doesn't sound like someone who's and i don't wanna say you're new to it but you were saying you you. This is your first published book. But the i've heard a lot of poetry in my lifetime and there's there's usually the people that are sort of getting into poetry. There's a certain sound to their poetry. That's very a basic but it's It's i call it obvious sort of poetry you know but then there's another style it's more advanced where it's not necessarily rhyming every word but it's a it's a tone and say it. It's it's like. I'm like it's like the words complement each other. In a way. You know what i mean. So had arisen did you. Did you do a lot of studying or did you sit down and say i'm going to just start writing poetry in all. Some of them came quickly right away when i sat down instead. You know i'm just gonna write a poem and they came right away other ones i had to work at. I ride a while. And then i'd step away from then. All of a sudden the word would come to me and it was. That's such a good feeling. It feels like oh. Wow you know. This is like a lightbulb. Dan you know right on well this spring on you say water seeks its own level so if someone writes poetry. He'll tell them you've always been a poet you know because It's it's just are all in you there. You know so. Well listen. So it's it's Robert gonzalez eagle claws for freedom. 'cause collection of american poems on draining the swamp hint mask not required and it's available at amazon dot com and then there's a whole bunch of Letters words after that so. I think it'd be easier for you to just go to amazon and look for the title i would. I would give a link but the link is too long and this is available in the. Us only is it. Nice with amazon. They can order anywhere regardless anywhere. Yeah just the show is We have we've had audience so far ninety five countries according to my stat so Were being heard all over the place. Well listen Question yeah. I just i had a question for you So what What's coming up for you. Do you have anything on the horizon. Something that you're going to be doing in the near future or what are you. I'm thinking about the next that i write might be about some hunting and fishing stories. Okay yeah in fact. Can i give one more teaser. Since we were talking about fishing. Sure i was going to tell you that. I was gonna tell you that some of the best laughter and i i was much younger and my brother still does it. I haven't done it in years but you go out and sit in a hunting blind and you're with a there's other guys out there whatever. And they're drinking all day. Oh after my brothers don't goes out and does that. You know big big game or whatever but the but go ahead you were going to share another one. Yeah recently I don't know if you knew. But congress passed the bill with all kinds of pork in it and they allowed one point five million dollars To study the amount of amber jax that there are in the gulf of mexico also in the back of the book at. There's a picture of me on a boat with an amber. Jack that i caught. Oh no it was one hundred and ten pounds you just reminded me of johnny carson because johnny carson used to find out or have his staff find out what the government was wasting money on so when we were kids johnny carson would say he would have a segment where he would sit down. They just have like five examples. He'd say today your tax dollars in the amount of and this is back then so it was. Let's say it was ninety. Five thousand six hundred dollars or whatever they spend on it he said today your tax dollars were spent on finding finding out why children fall off of tricycles and the audience would be like then you keep going and the most ridiculous things but the government always figured out a way to to say. Here's a way we can get one hundred or two hundred or five hundred grand or whatever will say we're gonna use it for this then they'll go or something else you know but Yeah he used to do that all the time on his show. You call with your phone. No he was sharing a gonna save about sharing an ember. Amtrak ember jack. Yeah yeah he was serious story but anyway we're out of time anyway because again i gotta keep i gotta keep these harder edited longer. No so cool. I learn of poetry. I taw i dig it. I love i like to Right why don't we do this. When you release future books are poems or anything Just let us know. And we'll just have you back on and thinking about doing a an episode with multiple poets on one episode way. I'd love to do that. That would be fun. What good well We're going to wrap it up so Robert do you have any final words for us. Well everybody have a happy easter. And hopefully you'll enjoy the book and We'll talk again soon. I should have said happy served to start today. Today is easter again. This is a recorded program. If you're listening to a we're doing this on easter but erin final words well I saw this anything the edited out. I'll try not to. All i know is what popping through my mind for easter is Somebody sent like a mean to me a picture of two bunny rabbits or chocolate one truck aerobics chocolate rabbit. Also and one of the rabbits. has no tail and it says how his ask bit off chocolate chocolate. Why he says my butt hurts and the other one is years have been eaten. His chocolate years were eaten. And it says what good that's nicer that really brings a spirit of eastern thought. I told her. I saw like five years ago right timeless. Maybe we gotta wrap it up. Okay so you again robert and we'll do this again in the future and For all your listeners. Out there go to artwork. Podcast dot com. Fill out the form if you want to be on the show and we'll be happy to interview and until next time we will see you later.
"gonzalez" Discussed on Breast Cancer Conqueror Podcast
"Welcome everybody to another amazing episode of wellness warriors. Today i have a very very special guest dear to my heart. Mary beth gonzalez because she is the widow of dr nick. Gonzalez and i was a firm believer in his methodology of treating patients. And i read some of his books. Here's one of them. That will be diving into here shortly but really appreciated all the work that he did for his patients. Another book that i read his was the conquering cancer. Fifty pancreatic and breast cancer patients on his protocol. So i was so impressed with how she handled those cases. So thank you so much. Mary beth for joining us. We've got lots of fun things to talk about. Can't wait to hear your story. Well thank you so much for inviting me today. So you're really carrying the torch for your late husband He did a lot of work. He was definitely as you see in the book behind. You the maverick md He was a rebel. He was a pioneer he. Really broad Natural cancer therapies to the forefront and work with so many so many patients over the years and Just really respected his work. You were married for fifteen years and while he was practicing. He was the Quarterback linebacker defensive end. And you're the coach so that pretty interesting tell us a little bit about that dynamic how you fit into practice. Well i had my own career. New york city and i was a vice president at various different multimedia companies running digital marketing. And so i understood. The world of marketing and nick definitely understood the world of medicine but he did quite always understand the best way to package himself to the public whether it's from his websites perspective or even the presentation that he would give conferences. They nephew ever listened. To one of doc nickens videos in a lot of them on youtube. He spoke Anybody ever heard in your whole life. And he spoke for three hours without a single note. And i i remember when i first went to one of his lectures i said to him. You're honey a couple slides because you talk so quickly. Some people in the audience might need some help to keep up. So that's one of the things that i would do as a coach and then and then of course i got to make the slides and that of course. He asked me to run the slides while presenting sick. I don't know how to use a computer. So that's how we work together in his lifetime for me to help further his practice. That's wonderful amazing. So why the new book. Well i have spent the five years since nick died a very focused on preserving his legacy and you held up one of the books on nutrition the on nervous system that i published a couple years ago..
"gonzalez" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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