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A highlight from 1249. Catifying Your House With Jackson Galaxy
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Just another tremendous show in what happens to be, I believe, the third episode of the season of stars by accident. The what? Well, we usually have the season of stars here on Animal Radio. Yeah, that went a couple months. A couple months. It went almost a year. Yeah, I guess it did. Holy moly, yes. And it's happening again for some reason. All the celebs are coming out. We had Joyce DeWitt on a couple weeks back. Today, Charlotte Ross will be joining us talking about the animals that she loves and has in her world. Next week, country star Lori Morgan will be joining us. And there's rumor that Hilary Swink will be joining us here in the near future. I love her. Oh, don't you though? And they love their animals too. And I know why she's going to be on. And this is going to be very, very, very cool. I just put two and two together here. Good for you. Good for you. You know who's on today? It's Jackson Galaxy, who's the big, he's like the cat whisperer. Yeah, he is. This will be his second or third time, or in Judy's head, maybe his sixth or seventh time. 13th. On Animal Radio. He's actually talking about his new book called Catification, which tells you how to turn your house into a cat friendly. That's cool. Yes. Into a cat house. A cat house. Cat friendly house. Basically, yep. So let's get going right here. What do you got, Tammy? What are you working on today? Well, you know, it's so hard if you have animals to find a place to rent. Everybody knows that and it's so terribly expensive. But there is one city in Northern California that may be putting a stop to landlords saying, no, I won't rent to you because you have a cat, a dog, a guinea pig, a fish, a bird or whatever. Well, I know that happens a lot. Hopefully you'll have answers for us coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Joey, what are you working on? Well, you know, I'm going to respond to getting yelled at this week for not getting someone in their holiday appointments that are coming up because we're already booked for the holidays. So I'm going to give people a tip on how to sneak their pets in real easy. You run and you open the door and you throw them in and you close the door and you take off. That usually works, too, but we boot them right back out at that point. Tips with Joey Vellani, the dog father, just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. We welcome Steve to the show. Hi, Steve. Hi, how are you doing? Good. Where are you calling from today? Costa Mesa, California. Costa Mesa. Okay. Listening in Los Angeles. How can we help you? I got the whole team here for you. Yeah, I have a dog. I adopted him about seven years old now. It's a Red Morale Australian Shepherd, purebred. I adopted him about five years ago when he was two from the pound.
Fresh update on "hal" discussed on Animal Radio
"If Ernest Hemingway was alive today would he say this to you? Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe all great writers and after reading your book I simply must add you to the list. Wait you don't have a book yet so make a free call to page publishing turn your book idea into publishing gold 800-215-6815 800-215-6815 that's 800-215-6815. You're listening to Animal Radio here's Hal and Judy. Let's see we're going to three we have Sarah for the doc hi Sarah how are you doing? Hi I'm good thank you. Dr Debbie's right here for you. What can we do for you today? Well I have um she's one year and six months and she's a Jack Russell and she's a really good dog and a very smart dog. When it comes to hunting like if a squirrel goes by then I have no control and I wondered what you advise for me to teach her to listen to me versus hunt. Okay and is this when she's on leash or is this if she's off leash? It doesn't really matter I have cats with us on she's not trying to hurt them but she wants to chase so I have to keep her tied up or in the pen because she would get obsessed with them. And you know what when you said Jack Russell and chasing they kind of fit into almost a category of their own. Such super dogs high energy though and they particularly can be actually some of the worst cat killers out there because they're fast and they're bred basically for chasing critters. Now for any dog chasing is a kind of a prey chasing instinct and it can be very strong for some dogs. Jack Russell's I do find that this can be a special problem for them. The hard thing is is that we can try to train her away from that response to seeing those critters but in some dogs we can fail and some of that instinct is just so strong that little critters around them can be at risk and they can really hurt and kill these little guys. So all that being said we proceed with caution and what I would really work on is we basically work on what's called focused attention exercises. So basically what we're going to do is with a quiet situation indoors with no critters around we're going to start a training program. Start on a leash even indoors because that way you keep attention and you keep control of where your doggy's going and we want to have her rewarded for looking at you for listening to you just staring at you and that you're going to do by giving her constant treats. Now when you're doing that you don't want to reward her and give her treats while she's looking away you want her to sit stay look at you and you just feed her a treat and you keep feeding her treats and hopefully we won't get a fat dog out of this and hopefully we'll get a dog who understands that this is what you do and you get praised. Pay attention to mom and then we're going to gradually work up to situations that can be a little bit more interesting. There's things going on people or other animals nearby and the idea with that is we just make it so overwhelming of a good thing and reward her attention towards you and not pay attention to those other animals and if she does we don't want to make a big deal we don't want to scream and yell because then we can create more anxiety in the issue and feed this problem. So that's the basic core to it now you can do that with treats you can do it some folks have a lot of luck with clicker training and that's a great tool to help catch a dog's attention and train them to a behavior so that thing is some of these little terriers are just really tough on this so you have to be very very cautious and it may take a little work with even a trainer to kind of help you on the ground with some of these things but you know you can you can get there it's just a lot of energy has to be focused on everyone in the household to train her to doing this. It's the time of year when everyone is out shopping fighting for parking spaces and spending way too much money all in pursuit of the perfect present maybe the best gift is one we already enjoy every day this season why not consider the presence of our animal friends as our present animals gift us with their lives for our comfort and convenience they lift our spirits inspire great works of art song and poetry and are the most agreeable companions all it takes is one small cheerful sparrow in the backyard to remind us that we are never alone scientific studies show that the unconditional love of our pets can touch and heal us in magnificent ways people experience lower blood pressure stress and heart rates when in the presence of their animal companions those who have suffered heart attacks live longer if they have an animal friend than if they don't and people with pets just make fewer trips to the doctor's office if we are suffering from depression having a dog to walk a cat to care for a bird to talk to or even watching fish in an aquarium helps us find a focus outside our sadness and allows us to connect with the larger world when horses allowed us on their backs they gifted us with the ability to travel farther than our own two feet could ever carry us today it is still horsepower that gets us to the mall pigeons have saved the lives of soldiers by carrying secret information across enemy lines the seashell murrix gives its life to gift us with the color purple bats gift us with lovely and peaceful twilights by eating mosquitoes for the ancient romans a magical woodpecker brought rain to refresh and revitalize a city that is a great present it was raven who brought fire to humankind and in the koran the saluki breed of dog is considered a gift of allah one of the most prized gifts one could receive from the ancient chinese emperor was one of his royal dogs and how long would noah have been adrift if a dove had not found land a recent study found that workers would be willing to take a cut in salary and work longer hours if they could bring their dog to work a survey by time magazine found that playing with a pet improved one's mood more than exercise eating or sex if you happen to be ill in france and a ladybug lands on you she will fly away with your sickness earthworms work the soil so our flowers will flourish bees give us honey and my favorite butterflies prove to us that even if we sometimes creep like a caterpillar we hold within us the power to spread our wings and fly so during this holiday season consider the presence of your animal friends as your present and have your presence be their present too visit us on the world wide web at voice of the animal.com happy holidays from voice of the animal and rianne cumuloth how would you like to save money on nearly all your prescription drugs we've set up a special toll-free number for the rx outreach program they're a non-profit company whose mission it is to make prescription drugs more 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but i'm about i really want to start a campaign against him ever having contact or having a pet again ever oh no again no he's up to something again well first it was the hamster then it was the monkey and now it's a beautiful american bulldog puppy named karma this guy just should not be around animals period paragraph he could do whatever he wants with stuff but when he's messing with little animals that's where i'm going to draw the line on the bead that's it well i look at the bright side these animals that probably weren't cared for very well because of this are now in hopefully in homes that they are being they got a second chance good for them absolutely they got away from him today's hero is a very young 84 year old woman from northeast chicago delores jefferson i'm going to just call her dolly is that okay dolly i wish it yes that's fine how are you doing today i'm good i want you to tell me about your neighbor's dog and what happened that uh you saved roxy's life pretty much i guess so well what happened what were you doing well i took my morning coffee out into my back room and we have a big window in the back room and i looked out and my neighbor has an above the ground swimming pool and i saw roxy kind of running but normally she's a really swift sleek dog and she runs very fast but she was barely you know going fast at all and then i looked up and i saw this coyote behind her so i dropped my coffee and i ran out and started screaming and yelling and waving my arms and uh the i distracted the coyote long enough that roxy was able to get through the bushes into her own home and uh then when i turned my son had come out he works nights and he's running out in his pajamas thinking i fell or something and it came out we thought there was a pack of three more coyotes coyote was trying to do was to push roxy towards the pack uh-huh how big is roxy probably 35 pounds she's an egyptian feral dog she's small oh okay and she's got a kind of a long snout and we uh after this happened she had two puncture marks under her eyes i guess the coyotes like clamped down on their nose so they can't breathe so weren't you afraid i would i would have been afraid i didn't think i just saw roxy in trouble and i'm like oh my god i don't want anything to happen to her so and then uh before this happened my nephew had had a dog taken by a coyote and so he and my son got together and we researched everything and so they were telling me if anything happens just yell my soul that's what i did but you didn't expect anything to happen no it's like i understand that uh the dog's owner roxy's parents bought you a bullhorn yes i have that so so if you see any more coyotes in the future you can just use the bullhorn huh that's right and then all the neighbors will come out oh yeah you'll have backup i think that it sounds like dolly that they're trying to set you up for like neighborhood wash you know give you the bullhorn a whistle and uh you know tell those coyotes to get the heck out well it's kind of cool because the newspaper came out and uh also some of the tv channels and felt like i was 20 years old again well you certainly act like it now do you have any animals yeah oh i have a wonderful dog we got him from a woman and didn't know he had been abused and something whatever she did it she did it to his back legs and uh he's a part charrier part sheep dog and part husky and he's got the most beautiful blue eyes you know he's a little rambunctious but we took him to the vets and they decided not to do anything with his hips and legs as long as he could get around so he's on arthritis pills like everybody else in the world yeah yeah me too yeah well he's lucky to have you let me tell you that right now he doesn't have to worry about any coyotes yeah not with you around well he's about 65 pounds however we i always put him on a chain at night so i had put him out to go patty and i saw the chain pull so i called my son and he ran out and here there was a coyote like nose to nose with keysook wow and so brian pulled him in really fast and used uh he has an air horn who's that and the coyote went but uh they've been so plentiful around here this year sounds like that sounds like you got a lot of coyotes around there yeah they've uh three o'clock in the afternoon you can see one or two walking down the street uh that was up until the well the end of last month now i haven't seen too many well that's because words getting around that you're on watch yeah yeah that's right that's a funny thing though if i can just because a lot of people think that we don't see coyotes and anytime you see them it just means they're sick but there's a lot of urbanization of coyotes now and they're really in populated busy city areas now so they're used to us they're domesticating them yeah so you really have to be on alert you know and how more or less you're right that's that's more or less what we're doing you know i mean we're supplying their food chain now yeah we got to watch that and we we hear so many stories about coyotes and the unfortunate demise of mostly smaller animals and i know ladybug we when we see a big bird just around we're frightened the bird's going to come down and yeah we have a ladybug oh yeah yeah that's true well i just you know if you were here now we'd all give you a collective hug just oh thank you thank you dolly for being our hero of the week and go give your dog a big old hug from all of us will you oh i will and just to mention really fast i had a young lady whom i've never heard of in minnetonka minnesota sent me a card a very nice thank you card and i'm like wow you might hear from people all over the country now yep yeah oh yippie yeah it'll be good be well dolly and take care of yourself give that dog a hug and oh i will keep being the great person you are oh well i'll just be me okay bye bye now bye bye hey did you remember do you remember the mike douglas show yes i do actually okay i know i'm still remember the story and i forget what the actor who the actor was and the actor had um scottish terriers and he was out in the woods and he was walking with his dog and um coyote started coming around and he started noticing him and it was more than one there was two well instead of you know him running out of the woods with his dog um he got out of there quick and the dog um just went deeper into the woods and he couldn't get the dog and he said he heard dogs screaming and fighting and he said about an hour later um his dog came walking out of the woods covered in blood and um you know they washed the dog off and there was no puncture wounds no nothing well the scotty got the got the best of the coyote and actually um caught a throat out of the coyote and um and left him and left him for dead in in the woods you see the small dogs that's a street smart dog yeah and they have no idea how small they are you know all the small dogs think they're have teeth like big dogs um and and they got a big strong head you know they're all head on a little body and with a lot of teeth so i've heard that the coyotes actually trick the dogs they come up and they do the play ball that the dogs recognize and then they run off and then the dog thinks oh this is a game and they chase after them well they are chased right into a pack and surrounded we had that last week boss went up against a coyote in our neighborhood yeah we walking in the morning and and he was growling and getting all you know puffing his chest out and i'm like what the heck what the heck and you know we're walking ahead and then we see this coyote it's about the size of a husky it was a big one and i was like holy cow i got you know my nikki girls his back up so i'm like get up there girl little guy scared this the coyote away and he he was uh kind of like a this guy he wasn't backing down wow you know i noticed them plentiful out here in california they are especially yeah they really are i mean when when in new jersey you didn't see them you've seen black bear more than you've seen them animal radio baby hey it's alan cable got an email from a listener how do i stop my dog from jumping on people that's a pretty common problem chances are you're unwittingly rewarding your dog for jumping on you i was at the dog park the other day there was a nice lady there we got into a conversation she kept going go ahead play play come on come on to her dog and uh i finally said your dog is playing every time you say that you're confusing him because he runs over and jumps on you he's already doing what you want and doesn't know what you want him to do he's gonna play on his own all you have to do is stand there and he really doesn't understand what you're saying it was interesting for me i could see the confusion in her dog but she couldn't he was already playing with another dog every time she started saying this stuff he stopped to run over and jump on her dogs don't understand your sentences they do get your tone though whether you're in a good mood or a bad mood so when the dog was jumping on her she was getting more excited with her voice but shooing him away with her hands so he's confused it's just all confusing i'm confused anyway if your dog is jumping on you and other people especially when you're greeting him don't speak to him in a positive manner make sure there are no rewards for your dog when he's jumping on you or other people even dog lovers who tell you they don't mind your dogs jumping tell them no no no dogs can't distinguish between oh i can jump on him but i can't jump on her it's either all or nothing with a dog he can either jump on everybody or nobody we always talk about setting your dog up for success so think about how you'd be setting your dog up for failure if you scolded him for jumping on one person but rewarded him for jumping on you or another wouldn't that be unfair and confusing and create anxiety and you if you were that dog well that's what it does so if your dog jumps on you when you get home make it a non-event don't talk to your dog don't greet him for about 15 minutes after you get home this will make your dog calmer less anxious then when you do say hi bend over and pet him at his level this way he doesn't have to jump on you and finally teach your dog to sit and off commands you do this by correcting your dog quickly and sternly when he jumps on you and then when he sits you tell him he's a good dog happy holidays from your friends at Fido friendly magazine the fall winter issue is available now for your dog to sniff out all the great Fido friendly hotels and great products to set all tails wagging this is the must-have issue of the year so subscribe today at Fido friendly.com make this a gift for an additional ten dollars for your Fido loving friends and have a Fido fabulous holiday this is animal radio and let's take another one for Dr.
A highlight from An NBA Power Poll, Plus Malcolm Gladwell Plays Sports Czar
"Coming up, an NBA Power Poll, Malcolm Gladwell. This podcast is an A plus. Next. This episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast is presented by Airbnb. Maybe you're traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. When you're away, your home could be an Airbnb. Whether you could use a little extra money to cover some bills or for something a little more fun, your home or spare room might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at Airbnb .com slash host. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time and participate in McDonald's. So make sure to try them while you can. Tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network. If you missed it, we started, wait, that movie made how much money? Month last night on the rewatchables. We did Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, me, Chris Ryan, Van Lathan, it was a wonderful experience for all of us. Van looked at Chris at one point and he said, everything I do, I do it all for you. Oh no, that was Bryan Adams, but we had a great time. Coming up on this podcast, I'm gonna do an NBA Power Poll at the top because there's no games as I'm taping this on Tuesday. So let's, where are we after two weeks? I tried to fly through this. I limited myself to 22 minutes. I think I went two minutes over, but I flew through it, tried to get off as many comments as I possibly could. And then our old friend Malcolm Gladwell is gonna come on and do some sports hour stuff. There's some things that he's noticed about direction sports are going in that he doesn't like, and we're gonna try to fix it. So that's the podcast, first, our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, I'm gonna throw an NBA Power Poll at you. I'm not sure I'm gonna do this every Tuesday, but I definitely wanna do this some Tuesdays. I'm gonna go through all 30 teams as fast as possible. And I'm gonna throw things out that I feel like are important when necessary. Pot shots, important comments, things I've noticed, some fake trades, you've known me for a while. It's gonna be all the typical stuff. Going backwards from 30 to one, I'll give you the groups as we go. The first group is called the Dregs. That's Washington number 30. They are 30th in defense. And the only reason they're 30th in defense is because we only have 30 teams. I actually think there's some way they could have been 36th in defense. They're the only team in the entire league that I do not wanna watch on league pass for any reason at all. They're one and five, 15 .6 point differential against them. Shoot this team into the sun. I cannot believe House thought this team was gonna go over 24 wins. They might not go over 14 wins. They're awful. I never want them on my TV. Next group, probably the lottery. I say probably, but I'm gonna zip through these teams and then go back to somebody. 29 Utah, 28 Portland, 27 Detroit, 26 San Antonio, 25 Charlotte, who is way more fun than I expected they would be to watch, and 24 Chicago. It just feels like the lottery's in the future for all these teams. I wanna talk about San Antonio really quick. Three and four, kind of a sneaky, tough schedule. They played Phoenix twice, the Clippers, Dallas, that goofy Indiana team, Houston, and Toronto. They're minus 8 .6 point differential because they've gotten blown out a couple of times, and they're 29th on defense, which I was surprised by per 100 possessions. The thing that I wanted to point out here, because this one Benyama thing is super important. This is the best teenager that's come into the league, at least since LeBron. We can debate. LeBron, I think in year two, for two months at least, was a teenager when he was putting up 27, seven, and seven. When he started his 27, seven, seven cycle. Wembe might be the best teenager I've ever seen. They're starting Jeremy Sohan at point guard, and Pop's been transparent about this. No, no, we know we're gonna take some lumps. We're trying to figure this out. I went to the game when they played the Clippers, I talked about it in a previous pod, and it was just an absolute debacle, watching poor Sohan try to run the offense, bring the ball up. Now we're seeing teams starting to pressure them because he's not a point guard. He's a small forward. There's crazy stats now. Trey Jones, just by being on this team and not being Jeremy Sohan, is now one of the best advanced metrics point guards of all time. Right now, his per 100 on -off is plus 28 .3 because Sohan is minus 22 .7. That's how disparate the two things are. Which brings me to my point, this is too important. You have the best teenager maybe ever. You have one of the best league pass players already in the entire league in Wimby. I have no idea how long he's gonna stay healthy, knock on wood, hear me knock really loud. I just got my dog going. No, that was me, dumb ass. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is on Indiana, and they have Halliburton, who's averaging a 24 -12. He's awesome. They have Nembhard, who's great as a backup. McConnell's like, he's 13 minutes a game. He's clearly a trade piece for them. Just go get him. I'm not saying San Antonio has to make the playoffs, but they need to be entertaining, and Wimby needs to play with point guards. He clearly needs just to play off people, high screens, all that stuff. They need one more point guard. TJ McConnell is my choice. They have all their own firsts. They're not gonna trade those obviously, but they have some goofy picks. They have Charlotte's top 14 protected first. They have a pretty good Chicago first that I wouldn't give up. They have a first swap with Boston. There's ways to do this. I would just put that Charlotte pick next year on the table and just grab them because you guys hit the lottery. Literally, with Wimby -Dyama, literally hit the lottery. You hit the lottery and you hit the lottery. Get to do two point guards. We're not asking for much here. I wanna watch this guy. I wanna enjoy him play basketball. All right, next section is panic time. Number 23, Memphis. They're one and six. They finally got out to Schneider. And number 22, Sacramento, who lost twice to Houston in three days by 18 and 25. No Darren Fox for either game. Panic time in this respect. I know we're six games in the season, seven games in the season, but the West is one of those things where you're gonna look up and the car is left. The car has left the driveway and your family is gone. You're gonna be basically Kevin and home alone if you don't get your shit together. And I don't even wanna be two games under 500 in the West. That's how deep and good the West is. So when you're one and six, like all of a sudden two and 12, two and 13, Sacramento could all of a sudden be three and nine. I would just be nervous constantly. This is not like last year when the Lakers started out two and 10 and ended up making the playoffs. Nobody is doing that this year. The cutoff line is gonna be 46 wins. Memphis looks, they just can't score. And I think it's gonna be really, we talked about this verno last week. It's gonna be really hard for them to crawl back and be at least like 11 and 14, something like that by the time Ja comes back. The Sacramento thing, we predicted this when we did the over -under preview, like the conference is way better and they stayed basically the same. And now Fox is hurt. So it can take Fox going out for 10 games and all of a sudden you're not even in the playing game. I would just be nervous, so it's both of those teams. Again, it's early. Next group, friskier than we hoped. We have number 21, Brooklyn. Ben Simmons averaging almost 11 rebounds and seven assists a game. And yet you can't play him at crunch time, bizarre. Number 20, Orlando. Number 19, Houston. Number 18, Indiana. And number 17, Toronto. Just quickly on Houston, a delightful league pass team. I had no idea. It's like being at a buffet dinner and somebody brings like some, have you ever had a fried oyster? It's like, great, I'll try that. And then it's delicious. They play hard. I like watching them. And I did not expect a Shungun to be a potential all -star, but that's where we are. They're three and three. Again, they beat Sacramento twice, we'll see. But Orlando at number 20. Every time I do this, I'm gonna have a BS all -star of the week. I used to do this when I wrote my column back in the day. I used to call them the Bill Simmons all -stars, just people that I just liked for whatever reason. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't really know fully what he is. He tries harder than everybody on every other team. He really gives a shit. He feels additive in all these different ways. And yet at the same time, he'll absolutely like airball a three in one of the biggest moments of the game. But that guy cares. I watched a game where he got this hustle rebound. Can't remember who they, they lost at the buzzer. Get this hustle rebound and dribble back out and took a three and missed it and put his jersey over his head for like the next minute and a half. I actually think he might've been crying. He was so upset they lost. He is the most competitive random guy in the league. I love Jalen Suggs. Oh, as Saruti said, it's the Laker game. I love Jalen Suggs. I don't know what he is. He might just end up being like a seventh man on a championship team at some point. He's gonna have a moment on a good team. I don't know if Orlando's gonna be the team, but it's gonna happen for that dude. I also really like Anthony Black more than I thought, but we'll see. It's early for this team. Palo hasn't gotten going. Somehow they're four and three. We'll see when the schedule gets harder. Toronto at number 17, just the Lakers miss Schroeder. And I like what Schroeder's doing in Toronto. They're three and four, but they easily could be five and two. I've been watching them because I have their over under, I bet on. And I like where Toronto's at. I think they're better than they were last year. I think they're at least a playing team. Number 18, Indiana though. So their second in offensive rating and 25th in defense. In the 25th, I was actually surprised it wasn't worse. They can't guard anybody. They're shooting 43s a game. Their top six guys are all over 40 % three point shooting. They're kind of like the 80s Nuggets, but with threes. And they just play with a certain pace. And some days it's going to be bad. Like the Celtics put 155 points on them and it probably could have been 160 if they'd made some shots. Hal Burton's special. He's a 24 -12 this year. But the crazy thing about their offense is that Matherin's been terrible. And Matherin was a guy that they were like, this is going to be our guy. He's making a leap. We're going to trade Buddy Heald. We got to give the card keys to Matherin in that spot. And he's been bad. And their offense has still been pretty good. This is a team that anytime you see them, I don't know if you bet basketball, but if they're like plus 11, plus 12, it's like they could beat anybody any night. I'm just telling you. I'm not saying they're going to win a round in the playoffs, but just night to night, that's a team that they could just go 22 for 45 from three, make some shots. And Hal Burton, they actually should be five and two. Hal Burton blew the last possession against Charlotte the other night. But I've enjoyed watching them. I've watched an insane amount of basketball, by the way. All right, next group, the wildcards. I don't have a lot to say about these teams, but we'll go in order. Number 16, New Orleans, just seem jinxed. I'll come back to them in a second. Number 15, Cleveland. I want to see them with Garland and just, I want to watch them for a couple of weeks. I like the Struce edition, but we'll see. The Knicks, they're three and four. Nice win against the Clippers. The Randall thing continues to be nuts. Now he's taking out guys in the other team. Clippers 13, just traded for Harden. We talked about the Knicks and Clippers last week. Look, the Clippers, they played one game and they got killed by the Knicks. They're worse. I told you that last week. Still feel that way. Guess what they can't do now? Any transition stuff. The Knicks, 26 to six in fast break points last night. Rebounding. They got out, rebounded by 17 by the Knicks. Harden just brings so many things that you don't want in a starting five, but then he brings the great passing and the scoring and he can have the ball all the time. They don't need anyone to have the ball all the time because they have all these other guys who need the ball. I just don't like the trade. I continue to not like it and I don't understand it. I actually liked the team they had before they made the trade. So congrats again, Clippers. Number 12, Miami. 28th offensively. Kind of feels worse when you watch them. They haven't had their full team for a couple weeks. I'm not gonna judge them at all until December. I'm not gonna judge Dallas either. Dallas I have at number 11. They're six and one, fourth in offense. They've had a really easy schedule. So that's why, let's see what happens. Their one loss is to Denver. Let's see what happens when they play some tough teams all in a row and have one of those four games in six nights or three on the road. One of those situations. But they are in better shape than they were last year. And you look at the Grant Williams piece, which I'm not spiteful when I watch my old players. I'm rooting for Grant Williams. It's like seeing somebody you dated that you still have a good relationship with. It was nice to see him do well for them. Derek Lively seems like they have something. We talked about him last week, but he's at least like a rim runner in that kind of Nick Claxton world, but maybe a little more violent alley -oop or a little young Clint Cappelli. The Kyrie thing is the piece that I'm really interested in this. He finally had a good game last night, but for this season, 24 % shooting, 3 .8 free throws a game, which are always the two numbers to look at with Kyrie. What's he shooting threes? Is he getting in the line? And so far it's been neither, but he seems happy. When you watch them, they've been a surprisingly pleasant watch, and he seems like in a good spot. So I don't want to jinx it because as annoying as he's been over the years, and you know my stance on Kyrie, I just don't trust him. And I just feel like a seven -year track record of imploding kind of has to start to mean something after a while, but it is fun to watch him play basketball. And it does feel like he's got a specific spot on this team. They don't have to rely on him too much. It's very similar to where he was in 15 and 16 and 17 with the Cavs where he could kind of float in and out like a cat with LeBron. It's like, I'm feeling it. Oh, all right, let's give Kyrie the ball. The shooting going down though, it's a small sample size, but they also haven't been playing tough teams yet. And I'm just monitoring that because with guards, it can kind of sometimes go sideways pretty fast, and you don't realize it happened until after it happened. Just quickly going backwards to number 16, New Orleans, because they lost Ingram, they lost McCollum already. And they have this Hawkins who they drafted that everybody liked coming out of the draft, but the fact that he can play right away has actually kind of saved them a little bit. I just, I still feel like we need to do some sort of ceremony or something with them. Like we need the people from the Conjuring to just do something with New Orleans basketball. It just shouldn't be this bad every year. Your team shouldn't have two, three major injuries every year. You should have good luck at some point. And this goes back to the seventies. Remember, when they moved, when they became the New Orleans Jazz, their first major, major giant trade was for Gail Goodrich with the Lakers. They had to give up two first rounders, and he immediately blew out his Achilles. He played, I'm gonna say, less than a season. And one of the picks turned out to be Magic Johnson. So that's where we started with New Orleans, and it's been awful ever since. Nothing good has happened in this team other than they've won a couple of lotteries, but even the lotteries they won, the Davis, Anthony when they were in Charlotte before they got to New Orleans, they bring him to New Orleans and he wants to leave. And then they win the Zion thing, which seemed like the luckiest thing that ever happened to them. And meanwhile, we're still waiting for him to play two straight months. So Conjuring people, something. We need something to happen with that team. All right, the top 10. We're at a good pace right now. Where are we at? Yeah, feeling good. This is working. Young and hungry is the next thing. We got Oklahoma City at number 10 and Atlanta at number nine. If you remember, Atlanta was one of the, these are the two teams I was going nuts for before the season for their over -unders. I love the Atlanta over -under. I love the New Orleans over. And I like what I've seen from both. OK sees four and three, Atlanta's four and three. Atlanta's sixth in offense. And that's notable because Trae Young has sucked again shooting west. He's 28 % from three. Last year's 33 % from three. This might not be happening the next Steph Curry thing. Like what age does he have to hit where we have to go? All right, he's not the next Steph Curry. Because I think I hit that age last year at age, when I was age 53. I think I hit that for Trae. They killed Minnesota, which is notable. We'll talk about Minnesota in a second. But they really, I watched that game and they really, really, really handled them. I like this Atlanta team. And I think there's a path for them to be a three or a four seed if Trae can get going. And then OKC, trade for a big already. You're a guy short, like stop. You guys have a chance to be like a 50 win team. What are you doing? I want to see what's going on with Josh Getty in about two weeks. Whether it looks different than it has for the first couple of weeks here. I don't like, he's not going in the free throw line at all. 1 .3 a game. 26 % three point shooting, which we knew. He can't shoot threes. But there's also like the Chet piece of it. Seems like it's throwing them off. And I've watched games where they've taken them out at crunch time.
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"Check out Animal Radio highlights. All the good stuff without the blah blah blah. Browse on over to AnimalRadio.pet. Time for another neutral life pet tip. Get to know your dog and look out for signs that might indicate that your dog is sick. Your dog should normally have a hearty appetite but if they suddenly develop a loss of appetite or perhaps they have increased vomiting or diarrhea or they've become very thirsty and they have an increased need to urinate or you see that your dog is confused or weak. These are all symptoms of liver disease so get in tuned with your dog and make sure you can spot any symptoms of ill health. That was a neutral life pet tip. You're listening to Animal Radio. Here's Hal and Judy. You do a little bit of pet sitting don't you? I do. I do in my local area. I go out into people's my house and I do a lot of dog walking. Do you get a lot of business? Actually I do. I live in a very pet friendly area and I've never lived somewhere where I've seen so many people out walking their dogs. Everyone has animals here. Does it pay well? You know it pays okay. I can set my own price and yeah it pays. Sometimes it pays better than Animal Radio but really yeah you couldn't you know if you it depends on how many jobs you take. You know I do it part time but if I did it full time so if I quit Animal Radio and did it full time I'd be I'd be okay. That wouldn't be good especially because I'd be I'd be one I'd want to be checking out people's houses you know be snooping a little bit. You're one of those. Yeah I mean I was listen I'd never take anything but you know I want to check it out. You're the kind of guy that you invite over for a party and you go to the bathroom and you look in the closet to see what kind of meds there are. Oh I absolutely yeah I'm that guy. Okay so the next time Joey comes over we'll fill it with marbles. Oh that would be fun. That's okay that's all the medicines we really take anyway is just marbles so it looks they're already in there but I don't want to go off track here. It pays okay for you unfortunately for you I guess it means that Thanksgiving and the New Year's holidays yes you're working because people are away from their animals. Those are your busiest times. You know who made a living doing this was our next guest Lindsay Grant and she actually sold her business I believe she was in it for almost 10 years we'll find out just a couple of seconds here. Lindsay welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me. Now we're calling you in Switzerland right? That's right. And we'll get to how you got there in just a second but you originally lived in the San Francisco Bay Area is that correct? I did yes many years ago. You had a pet sitting business. So I founded the business just a few months after graduation and I ran the business for two years. If you sold the business it must have been worth something obviously to be able to sell the business after a few years of running it. Well that's right it was a surprise to me as well that somebody else could come along and simply buy my client list and there was no obligation for my clients to go with that person but there was value in simply having access to these people who may or may not ultimately choose to you know use them as a pet sitter or why are you in Switzerland? So my husband was transferred here from the Bay Area to work and so we moved here two years ago. Okay and you wrote this book which kind of summarizes your your life as a pet sitter now it includes well you know pet sitting is not glamorous it includes scooping big poops and dealing with lots of pee and urine and serious dog bad dog breath and animals that go crazy. You must have a lot of stories that you put in this that meant something to you. Well this book I think is a coming of age story as much as it is a story about animals and this business that I ran was really a time for me to learn as much about humans as I did about the pets that I was taking care of. I just had a tremendous education working with the clients that I you know the pets that I was taking care of the pet owners and then my fellow dog walkers and you know the pet owners are not normal people when you say they're they're they're a whole different breed by themselves when you go to watch somebody. Is this true? And I am I am so guilty of being exactly that person that I used to work for I now have two cats and I find myself doing exactly the types of things that I write about in the book. Like what? Oh my goodness I've come full circle making them custom meals or doing hours worth of internet research because they have the sniffles just going above and beyond what I think perhaps is normal for an animal because many animal owners know we grow so attached. I mean they become family and as young as I was and not having had pets of my own this was really eye-opening for me to step into these homes and take on the role of the animal owner and do all those things for them while they were away. Many stories come straight to mind like Charlie the gaseous Greyhound. I was I was told I should ask you about Charlie.
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"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Dr. Debbie, she practices in Los Angeles. I don't know why she still practices. Los Angeles? I'm sorry. Las Vegas. I was going to say that was a mistake. She practices in Las Vegas, and I don't know why she's still practicing. She really does a fine job. I think she could move on to the actual thing right now, but she can answer your questions because she sees all kinds of weird, strange animals in Las Vegas. And you do see those in Los Angeles too, strange animals. And those are just the people. Yeah, those are two -legged kind. Hi Cheryl. Hi. What's going on with your animals? I have a nine -year -old Jack Russell Terrier that gets carsick. She's a real timid little dog and she gets really nervous in the car and took her on a trip to try it out. It was about a two -and -a -half -hour long trip and she threw up the whole way there. And on her way back she was exhausted, so she slept. But the problem is we were going to go on a vacation for about four days, and in the past we had another dog that we had to put down a couple months ago, and we would just leave them both at home and have someone come in and take care of them several times a day. And that worked out fine, but we really didn't want to leave her alone. And she's never really been kenneled. So I guess my question is, is there anything you can do for the car sickness? I believe it's caused by her getting really nervous. Yeah, yeah, definitely. There are things we can do for pets that have this problem, but you brought up a good point there is that for some pets it's truly a motion sickness problem, but for others it's really more of an anxiety -driven problem. And we can treat for motion sickness, but if they've got anxiety or fear for car travel, then it doesn't necessarily help them. So the first thing is to really kind of figure out which situation it is. If the sight of your car or just sitting in the car gets your dog salivating and gets them worked up, then we might be dealing more with an anxiety problem. Then if they're happy -go -lucky, they're in the car for a while, and then they get sick, that might be more of a motion sickness. So first thing is really the main way to treat this is to really condition the pet for car travel. So that's basically going to mean that we're going to slowly work up to exposures in the car and preferably not take them for that to our car ride until they are actually acclimated to the car. So we want to start really baby steps. So we get them maybe close to the car, we treat them, we give them goodies, we make it a pleasant experience, then we work up to opening the car door, making them sit in the car seat, coming back out, and then gradually turning on the car with the pet in it to actually going down the driveway. And as we do this, we're only doing little steps. So if at any point the pet shows fear, anxiety, or gets sick to their stomach, we stop because we're not going to win anything by trying to battle through it. We want to make it short, good exposures and make that car become a great thing that they become accustomed to. So that's how we work through that aspect. And eventually we build up to longer and longer exposures within the car. Now to do that, you might need some other tools to help you. And there's some kind of natural steps we might try. And then there's going to be also some different types of medications that we can look at. So if we're looking at a pet that has true motion sickness, I'm going to go for more or like Dramamine a drug called Cerenia. Both of those, you can talk to your veterinarian about the right doses, and they can be helpful for a lot of pets with car travel.
Fresh update on "hal" discussed on Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
"Welcome, crypto fam, to the number one daily Bitcoin pod. Lots to share today. I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis as we close out Moonvember. Also breaking news just in, MicroStrategy buys another 16,130 BTC for $593 million. MicroStrategy now holds 174,530 BTC. Like, whoa. Also in today's show, Grayscale initiates a significant amendment to their GBTC trust agreement. I'll be breaking this down for you. We'll also be sharing the Bitcoin ETF race gets the 13th entrant as BlackRock revises their ETF model. We'll also be sharing breaking news. Suriname ponders national Bitcoin adoption with a 1% reserve strategy. Let's go. We'll also be discussing Samson Mao says $1 million Bitcoin price is expected and could come as soon as days after ETF approvals. We'll also be discussing mass Bitcoin adoption. What countries are likely to be next to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender. All this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at crypto news, alerts.net. Again, that's crypto news, alerts.net. Let's kick this mofo off, shall we? Welcome everyone just joining us. Be sure to smash the subscribe button. If you're new to the channel to receive daily premium crypto news alerts every single day, just like this, you also get a onscreen shout out by yours truly. Also be sure to smash the like button as it helps out tremendously with YouTube algorithm. Let's kick it off. Today is podcast episode number 1477. I'm your host JV and today is November 30th, 2023, the final day of Moonvember. We got Bitcoin currently pulling back and correcting, but let's check out our market watch as we do each and every day. Bitcoin is trading just above $37,600. The other day we hit as high as 38 three looking to retest 38 five, but then the bear swarmed in and took us back under 38,000. We also have ether correcting, but maintaining above 2000. We got BNB, XRP, Cardano, and Solana all correcting and in the red and they say when in doubt, zoom out. So let's check out the seven day Bitcoin is in the green, but barely for the week and zooming out for the one month, which is a 30 day perspective. Bitcoin still up 9% on the month and roughly 130% on the year. Not too shabby. We got ether up 12% of the month. Solana up a whopping 70% and Cardano up over 23% and checking out coinmarketcap.com. The current crypto market cap sits at $1.42 trillion with $45 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. The Bitcoin dominance back on the decline at 51.9% and the ether dominance at 17.2% and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours. We got Injective leading the pack up 8% on the day trading just shy of 18 bucks, followed by theta network up six and a half percent trading at a dollar three, followed by polka dot, which is up 5% trading at $5.53. Below that we have render FTT and ape coin. Now, which alt coins, if any, for this bull run are you most bullish on? Please do let me know and checking out crypto bubbles so we can get a visual perspective. You can see on the day there's a mixed bag, some in the green, some in the red with the top gainers being INJ we mix and theta and zooming out on the weekly. We got more in the green and zooming out on the monthly virtually all the major cryptos pumping and in the green and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. It shows we're currently rated as 74 in greed. Yesterday was a 72 last week of 66 and last month a 66 in greed. So there you have it. What do you think the moon member monthly closing price is likely to be? Yes. So let's dive in without further ado. Check out our Bitcoin technical analysis. The charts where the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next and welcome geologists joining us. Appreciate the support. Bitcoin brushed off fresh us macro data into the November 30th wall street open as traders focus on the monthly close. Here you're looking at the Bitcoin one hour candle chart. Now data from coin Telegraph and trading view showed Bitcoin sticking to the narrow intraday Fed's preferred inflation metric, which is the personal consumption expenditures. The PCE index would be fueling that volatility, however, had not come to pass at this time with November's final wall street open still to come. PCE came in broadly in line with expectations, a boost for the Fed's monetary tightening and reinforcement of declining inflation. Meanwhile, querying whether the interest rates might now begin to fall. The key takeaways for assets, according to the Kibisi letter said, stay cautious, quoting them here. Another sign inflation is falling, but still above the Fed's 2% target. Can the Fed really pivot now? What are your thoughts? Also, they alluded to the words of Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of hedge fund persons where capital management who earlier in the week predicted rate cuts beginning as soon as quarter one of 2024, quitting him here. It's important to note that the effects of monetary policy lag. However, does the Fed really want to risk jumping the gun and cutting rates too soon? We believe calls for rate cuts in quarter one, 2024 are too ambitious, but let me know your thoughts, crypto fam. Meanwhile, PCE did not manage to dent the market expectations of the Fed policy with data from the CME groups, Fed watch tool showing almost unanimous expectations of a rate hike pause continuing next month, which you can see here. They give that a 96% probability. Now let's discuss November price gains nearing 10%, not too shabby for market participants. The monthly close was of more interest, up nearly 10% in November, making it the first green 11th month of the year since 2020. Now above 37, six, the close would become its highest since may of 2022. Now in November of 2021 and 2022, Bitcoin actually fell 7.1% and 16.2% respectively as per data from coin glass. As you can see here in your screen and analyzing the current chart set up, we have trader jelly who saw reasons to be bullish on Bitcoin's RSI, quitting him here after spending the past month, building up a giant hidden bullish divergence. Bitcoin has breached its RSI downtrend and the chart showed the required area for the bulls to secure, which you can see here. He also shared if price can hold the gray box. I think this starts moving higher soon. All eyes are on the monthly close. So there you have it. So let me know where you feel the Bitcoin price will likely take us for this monthly close and also breaking news, which is going to be our next story. Microstrategy talk about buying the dip. They just bought another 16,000 Bitcoin for almost $600 million and now officially hold 174,530 BTC on their balance sheet like, whoa. So massive shout out to Mike Saylor. He is the true G right here. This massive buy from a Microstrategy making big moves and again, shout out to Mike Saylor. Microstrategy, the NASDAQ listed business intelligence software giant that made waves over three years ago, becoming the first publicly traded company to put Bitcoin on the balance sheet has gone on another buying spree. The firm's former CEO and founder Mike Saylor outlined the latest Bitcoin purchase, which was worth nearly $600 million. That's right. Here you go. Saylor asserted the company he founded over the three decades ago, spent 593 million to buy 16,130 BTC for an average price of $36,785 per Bitcoin. This has become Microstrategy second Bitcoin purchase for November. As reported before, the firm recently bought 155 BTC for 5.3 million at the start of the month. And the latest acquisition puts the company's total stash at 174,530 BTC. It just spent under 5.3 billion to purchase that total amount. This means that Microstrategy is sitting on a massive unrealized profit currently of over $1.2 billion given Bitcoin's current price of 37,750. And this is the initial announcement from Michael Saylor this morning. Microstrategy acquired an additional 16,130 BTC for $593.3 million at an average price of $36,785. As of November 29th, Microstrategy now hodls 174,530 BTC acquired for 5.28 billion at an average price of $30,252 per Bitcoin. So that's their average buy amount. And clearly they're in the green profitable with over a billion dollars. So clearly their strategy has been working out. Now, as reported over the weekend, the bullish developments with Microstrategy stock price movements this year being so connected to Bitcoin and given the crypto yearly surge, the company shares have been on a roll since January 10th doing fantastic. How many of you are invested into Microstrategy? Please let me know. They also reached a high not seen in over a year at above 520 after a 250% surge this year in 2023. And before the opening bells on Thursday, Microstrategy's price had retraced slightly, but still stands currently above $500. So there you have it. Leave some stats for the rest of us plebs. That's right. Leave some for us, fam. Anyways, now let's dive into our next story of the day. We just shared the latest with Microstrategy doing another massive buy for 16,000 BTC added to their balance sheet. Now let's discuss the latest with GBTC, who is the largest hodler Bitcoin in the world with 620,000 plus BTC on their balance sheet. If you don't know, that's the grayscale Bitcoin trust. So let's break down their latest as they initiate significant amendments to their trust agreement. The world's largest crypto asset management company, Grayscale, recently made a few significant adjustments to the grayscale Bitcoin trust agreement for the first time in five years, signaling a strategic shift. And a quick shout out to Mr. A Rusty B Kran. I appreciate the super chat and thank you for sending your first super chat ever. He wrote, was a ish coin bull until you converted me, fam. Now, so close to my goal of making my two year old daughter a whole corner by the end of the year and just found out my wife's congratulations on that front. Massive congrats for your daughter becoming two years old and also becoming a whole corner. That is massive and good to hear you're all in now on Bitcoin and congratulations on the new child on the way. Massive, massive congrats all the way around. Let's freaking go. I appreciate your kindness. Much love. Now, on Wednesday, November 29th, amending the trust agreement governing the Grayscale Bitcoin trust with the assets of the shareholders, quoting the Grayscale spokesperson here. Today, Grayscale has outlined proposed amendments for GBTC's trust agreement that are intended to provide operational efficiencies that we believe are beneficial to both Grayscale and GBTC. Importantly, this is our normal course of business, and GBTC remains ready to uplist as a spot Bitcoin ETF to the NYSC ARCA upon appropriate regulatory approvals. Now, the aim is to enhance the framework in preparation for a potential turn to a spot Bitcoin ETF, which they're looking to convert their product into a spot. And as a result of this, it will ensure equitable competition with other competitors, possibly including BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm, which is a well-known asset manager. Now, according to the Wednesday filing, the two main adjustments were made in the agreement. These include a change in the collection of fees and consolidation of assets into an all-inclusive account structure. Now, the first proposal would allow the fund fees to be paid on a monthly basis to a daily basis. This shift is a structural improvement rather than a charge reduction as Grayscale had affirmed. It will not change the fee amount, but just the payment frequency. Quoting the filing here, with the changes we are seeking, the sponsor's fee would be payable daily in arrears as the sponsor will maintain the discretion and to instruct the custodian to withdraw Bitcoin from the Bitcoin account equal to the accrued but unpaid sponsor fee. Now, currently the firm charges a 2% management fee on GBTC. Meanwhile, companies waiting for approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF typically charge between 0.7 and 1% in fees. And breaking down the math from a previous interview with Michael Saylor, just 1% fees on an ETF could mean ultimately paying 20% of the lifetime of your investment over the long haul, like talking about 20, 30 years. So 2%, that could potentially add up to a lot, 30, 40% of your investment. So keep that in mind. The second proposal will make it possible for some trust assets to be retained in omnibus accounts in the short term. This would enable more effective share creation as well as redemption as is an important function for the operation of the Bitcoin ETF. Now let's discuss shareholders to vote for the approval of these proposals. Now, Grayscale decided that the stockholders will have to vote in favor of both propositions while not necessary can result in improved operational efficiency and a possible conversion of the GBTC into a spot Bitcoin ETF. Now, in order to execute the suggested proposal, the company will not impose any extra expenses on its shareholders. The shareholders have been given 20 days to cast their votes in relation to the suggested proposals quoting the filing. Again, GBTC shareholders will pay any additional fees as a result of the proposed amendments. The board of directors of Grayscale Investments LLC recommends you vote for the two proposals according to the filing. So there you have it, my crypto fam. And do you guys feel that GBTC's product, their trust will likely be converted into a spot Bitcoin ETF? Please do let me know. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the ETF race. Let's go. We know another major deadline is coming up in roughly 45 days, January 10th. I think there's a deadline January 3rd. If we don't get the approval by January, then March is the next likely deadline. But the ETF experts are giving it a 90% chance that we get this ETF approval sooner than later. But let's break this down. We also have Swiss asset manager Pando Asset becoming an unexpected late entrant into the spot Bitcoin ETF race in the United States. On the same day, investment giant BlackRock met with the country's security regulator to pitch the updated ETF model based on the agency's feedback. On November 29th, Pando submitted a Form S1 to the US SEC used to register the securities with the agency for the ETF bids. The trust aims to track the Bitcoin price with the custody arm of the crypto exchange Coinbase to hold Bitcoin on behalf of the trust. So there we have it, Coinbase a custodian for another asset manager. Pando makes it the 13th applicant for an approved spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States, joining the race with a dozen others, including BlackRock, ARK Invest, and Grayscale. Now in a November 29th post Bloomberg ETF analyst, Eric Balchuna said he has more questions than answers about Pando's filing, questioning why this has come in so late. Quitting him here, we have a late entrant into the spot Bitcoin ETF race Pando who already offers crypto ETPs over in Europe. More questions than answers. Where have they been for the last three months? Why bother at this point? If they make January 10th crew, what does that say about fair play and even society as we know it? And what exactly is a Pando? Good questions. Balchuna has also raised concerns about the implications. Should Pando's ETF be amongst the Bitcoin ETF filings he predicts will be approved by January 10th. We also have Eric Balchuna's fellow ETF analysts to James Safart saying they have put their money on January 10th as the day that all the spot Bitcoin ETFs would be approved at once as it is the deadline for the SEC to deny or approve ARK's invest application. However, Safart told his followers that he doubt Pando's ETF is ready to go on the first day with others, but crazier things have happened, I guess. Now let's discuss BlackRock meeting with the SEC to discuss their ETF bid. The SEC met with BlackRock and Invesco executives November 28th to discuss their ETF bids according to the agency documents. They also met with the SEC November 20th, I heard, along with Grayscale. Now BlackRock pitched a revision to its redemption model to address the SEC concerns from the earlier meeting on the balance sheet impacts and risks to US broker dealers dealing with the offshore crypto entities. Balchuna has explained the revision sees the offshore entity getting Bitcoin from Coinbase and prepaying the US registered broker dealer in cash, which cannot directly handle BTC as the outlines here on X. Looks like BlackRock met with the SEC in trading and markets division again yesterday and gave presented them with a revised in kind model design based on staff's comments at their November 20th meeting. He also says here's the original versus the revised in kind model look like the new thing is step four, which is the offshore entity market maker getting Bitcoin from Coinbase and then prepaying in cash to the US registered broker dealer, who is not allowed to touch BTC, which he explained in the November 17th post that the broker dealers can't deal in Bitcoin and that the SEC was asking the ETFs to have redemption models that puts the onus on issuers to transact in Bitcoin, keeping the broker dealers from having to use unregistered subsidiaries or third party firms to deal with the Bitcoin. So there you have it. My crypto fam, what are your thoughts surrounding the ETF race and where do you feel regarding the 13th entrant? Do you think it will likely be approved with the dozen others on the desk of the chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler right now? And do you feel will likely get that green light in January or the inevitable will occur and it will be pushed back yet again? Let me know your honest thoughts. But anyways, let's dive into our next story of the day. We got a lot to cover here. Speaking of mass Bitcoin adoption, we have a country by the name of Suriname. I'm not even familiar with this country, but I saw the news and this is breaking. So I'm going to share this with you. You can check it out here. We got Jan 3, Samson Mao, basically orange pilling the country right here. They're looking for a strategic reserve strategy of allocating one percent into Bitcoin. Now, Suriname, I looked up the geographics. It is located just above Brazil. And if I'm not mistaken, their population is over six hundred and twenty five thousand people. The Brazil population is over two hundred million people and the Columbia population is over 50 million people. And so, you know, this is a pretty big deal. And speaking of that population, you can see here, Samson Mao recently met with the Columbia president to discuss adopting Bitcoin. So there you have it. Just between Colombia and Brazil and this other country I'm pointing out right here, that's a population over three hundred million people collectively. Let's go. So Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia or Suriname, which country will be next to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender? Maybe the latest entry Suriname and a move that can position the small South American country at the forefront of the global movement. The South American nation is contemplating the adoption of Bitcoin as a significant part of its national economic strategy. Let's go. This development follows a series of high profile meetings between Suriname's president, Chan San Toki, and representative from Jan three, who is Samson Mao, who is widely recognized for its role in promoting Bitcoin adoption at the national level globally, including in El Salvador. The move could position Suriname as a trailblazer in Bitcoin adoption amongst nations. Let's go. During the meeting with the president, Samson Mao and Ben Van Hul emphasized Bitcoin's transformative potential for Suriname's economy, quoting him here. We were honored to meet with the president, Chan San Toki, to discuss the possibility of Suriname advancing on its own Bitcoin strategy. They emphasized the transformative potential of Bitcoin, particularly in the energy sector. They also extended beyond as highlighted by the statement from Jan three. Bitcoin could transform Suriname's economy. The government of Suriname and Jan three are exploring ways to boost Bitcoin's usage. They're even considering converting 1% of their central bank's reserves into Bitcoin. Let's go. This could be a potential safeguard against inflation and a new economic boost. That's right. Now, what if they were to convert 10% of their central bank reserves into Bitcoin? You already know, fam. And according to world data, Suriname's gross domestic product amounted to $3.6 billion for the entire nation, placing the country at the 171st in the global economic rankings. And in addition, Suriname recorded a considerable inflation rate of 52% last year in 2022. Sounds like they need Bitcoin. Now, international reserves, including goal were reported at 1194 million US dollars for the past year and expressing optimism about the future collaboration. We got Van Van Hul, who shared a personal insight heading home now, but my gut feeling says I'll be back here soon. This sentiment indicates the positive trajectory of the discussions of the potential for rapid development and Suriname's Bitcoin adoption. Now, Andrew Howard, the chief business officer of Jan three, elaborated on the unique opportunities that smaller countries like Suriname have in embracing Bitcoin. How many of you have actually heard of Suriname before this? That's actually a great question. Let me know in that chat, as I have never even heard of the country until the story just came out. Probably not many. That's the interesting thing about Bitcoin adoption and policy. A country with 600,000 is much more open and receptive to speaking with Jan three about Bitcoin policy compared to a country with 330 million, for example, the United States. Now, Howard further drew parallels with El Salvador, the first country to embrace Bitcoin as the legal tender. He noted like El Salvador, Suriname will benefit from embracing the native currency of the Internet rather than driving out innovation and companies from their jurisdiction. Bitcoin can turn third world countries into first world countries preach. The local news report from Suriname provided additional insight into the potential impact of Bitcoin on the nation's economy. During the press conference held by Jan three execs, the company's CEO, Samson Mao, stressed the importance of working with the government to fully harness the benefits of Bitcoin. Now pointed out the numerous advantages that a decentralized digital currency can bring to the Surinamese economy and its entrepreneurs. Even the Surinamese TV station reported on Jan three's visit and the possible adoption of a national Bitcoin strategy. That's what's up. This was officially reported on their local news. So this is real talks. Just imagine them adopting Bitcoin as legal tender. Their neighbors of Brazil. Brazil has a massive population, probably as big or not larger than the United States. So you already know how massively bullish this is for Bitcoin adoption around the world. Now let's dive into our breaking story of today. Samson Mao expects the Bitcoin price to hit $1 million per coin. He says that can happen as soon as days or weeks after the approval a spot Bitcoin ETFs. So let's break this down along with his most latest tweets. As I mentioned earlier, he's making big moves, not only Bitcoin adoption in this other country. We mentioned here by the name of Suriname as he's orange pill in their presidents, but also he's making big moves. Colombia, let's go. Colombia has a population of over 50 million people. Suriname has a population of over 600,000 people and is also the neighboring country to Brazil, which has a massive population of over 200 million people. So let's freaking go. Which country do you feel will likely adopt Bitcoin next as the legal tender? Let me know in the live chat. He also recently tweeted, we will see a seismic shift to Bitcoin and sound money. The next five years will be incredible. Guatemala, 2023. Argentina, 2023. Bitcoin halving, scheduled to take place in April of next year. El Salvador, we've already adopted Bitcoin here as the legal tender. Panama, 2024. Mexico, 2024. Shut out Ricardo Salinas. Canada in 2025, but it could be 2023 or 2024. Peru, 2026. And Nicaragua, 2026. Fix the money. Fix the world. Preach. He also shared here, it has come to my attention, there are some Bitcoiners that don't think Bitcoin can reach a million dollars per coin in a matter of days or weeks after the ETF money starts to flow in. They are in for a pleasant surprise. And then you can see the comments are hilarious. You should change your name to Samson Moon now. You know what I mean? So, I mean, he has some other really good tweets here. Reminder, the ETF approvals will unlock a tidal wave of capital influx into Bitcoin. Pair that with the multiplier effect and you do get to $1 million per Bitcoin. Now, I also want to share a throwback. This was recently eight days ago he shared that tweet. And then he reminded us that he shared a tweet December 3rd of 2021, the previous bull cycle. Approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF would send Bitcoin to a million per coin over a few days. Gary Gensler and the SEC don't want to be the ones responsible for sending Bitcoin to the moon. Again, this was years ago he shared this and it holds true even to today. And he was responding to Tom Emmer's tweet, the Congressman who shared on December 3rd, Gary Gensler, I am still waiting on your response to our November 3rd letter asking you to make sense of why Bitcoin future ETFs are allowed to trade, but not Bitcoin spot ETFs. So this is nothing new. Gary has been playing this game with us now for years. He is the only man standing in the way preventing us from the spot Bitcoin ETF with currently 13 applications on his desk. So let's break down this million dollar price prediction from Samson Mao, shall we? Here you go. And let's start it right here. He wrote this just recently, November 24th on Twitter. If you think I'm crazy for a $1 million Bitcoin, please meet Hal. He's referring to Hal Finney, who is responsible for the very first Bitcoin transaction. And some believe him to be Satoshi, quoting Hal Finney here as an amusing thought experiment. Imagine that Bitcoin is successful. It becomes the dominant payment system in use throughout the world. Then the total value of the currency should be equal to the total value of all the wealth in the world. Current estimates of the total worldwide household wealth that I have found range from $100 trillion to $300 trillion. And with 20 million coins, that gives us each a value of about $10 million per Bitcoin. So the possibility of generating coins today with a few cents of computational power and time may be quite a good bet with the payoff of something like $100 million to one, even if the odds of Bitcoin succeeding to this degree are slim. Are they really 100 million to one against something to think about? So there you have it. Hal Finney was calling for a $10 million Bitcoin price before the inception of Bitcoin. How lit is that? Now, Mao stated that those who believe 1 million per Bitcoin is a crazy price should read what Hal Finney wrote and what I just shared with you out loud. Many firmly believe that it was Finney who had hidden behind the synonymous of Satoshi Nakamoto going under the radar since 2010, leaving his invention in the hands of the community. Then Finney passed away in 2014 from consequences of lateral cirrhosis, if I'm pronouncing that right. In the message cited by Mao, Finney assumes that if in the future Bitcoin becomes the dominant payment system in the world, the price of one coin can soar to $10 million per coin. And speaking of some math, here's a Bitcoin expert unveiling the math behind the Bitcoin price prediction. Let's break this one down for you. I believe this is right here. Further elaborating his prediction, Mao referenced Bitcoin's historical growth in 2017. It took nine months for Bitcoin to go from 1,000 to $20,000. The block subsidy was 12 and a half. There was a lot more Bitcoin sloshing around on the exchanges. Mining was boiling the oceans and there was zero institutional money. That's right. There was no institutional adoption or no hype from institutions back then. And Bitcoin went from 1,000 to 20,000, which is 20x. So next we go from 50,000 to 1 million. That's just another 20x. Nothing we haven't done before. And considering we've already hit 69,000 as the all time high, keep that in mind. Now, let me know your thoughts surrounding some of this math. And I'm going to actually break down our next segment right here, where Samson Mao says the SEC will approve all the Bitcoin ETFs, like all in one shot. He was recently interviewed and asked some good questions. I'm going to read some of the questions and answers for you here. Do you think Kennedy, referring to RFK Jr., has a chance to win the election? He said, I would say so. And as you know, he is a pro Bitcoin candidate. He says, independent candidates have never won, but I think Bobby's defection from the Democratic Party and the fact he has tapped into the zeitgeist, he has really captured the imagination of the people, the people that are frustrated with the two party system, where nothing seems to ever change. Let me know if you agree or disagree. And who will you be voting for for president in 2024? Let me know. Next question, do you think the public debate puts pressure on the SEC regarding the approval of the pending spot ETFs? He says, I think the SEC has already enough pressure from Congress and from BlackRock. One thing that people don't really understand is that it's not Larry Fink and BlackRock that want the ETF. It's their institutional clients that want it. Their customers are putting pressure on them to get it. And there, he makes a good point. Next question, the growing relevance of Bitcoin in the US is also demonstrated by the hash rate. Significant shares are in the hands of large publicly traded and therefore extensively regulated mining farms and mining pools. Could this be a risk? Well, I don't think it's ideal. It would be better if the hash rate was more decentralized. And note, yesterday I shared breaking news Jack Dorsey working on a decentralized Bitcoin miner. It would be better if the US only had a 20, 25% portion of the hash rate. Right now, they're getting 40%. Sometimes the US while it's governed by a stronger rule of law might represent a danger simply because they want compliance with the existing financial system. Now he asks, could this be a risk to Bitcoin's fungibility? I don't think so. He said, I think there is a censorship risk that they'll try to block transactions, but ultimately if they try to do that, they'll limit their own profitability because they'll need to go to a black list and check that before processing any transaction and other pools in other countries will have the advantage. Now, next up, he was asked, the goal of your company Jan three is to promote Bitcoin adoption at the state level. Do you see potential in Africa, especially on the mining side? Here's what he shared. There is potential in decentralizing the hash rate and getting more into Africa. But the challenge is Africa. There is just not that much power to begin with. So you might incentivize creation of new power generation sites like maybe small hydro dams, but it's never going to compete at the same scope as the mega infrastructure projects in the United States, the ones starting to emerge in Latin America and possibly other places. So Africa might end up building a significant chunk of the hash rate by creating new power sources. The challenges, their new power sources, they're not tapping into excess existing energy. So I guess there's lack of volcanoes out there, fam. Now when asked what is the most promising country in the future in terms of Bitcoin adoption? And here's what he shared. I think there are a few Panama. Let's go. He says it's interesting. They don't have a central bank so they can do something relatively quick. There is one candidate we have connections to, and if he wins the a massive population in Indonesia, fam, read one. Camille is the governor of West Java, and I think he'll be running for vice president. He understands Bitcoin. He understands the potential for mining to transform the country. So that's another big, interesting place for us to look at. And I think Argentina is also one because Javier Malay, I think there will be changes afoot large scale changes and we have to direct that change towards Bitcoin. I think he is going to dollarize, but we want him to dollarize and Bitcoin eyes. So there you have it. My crypto fam, which countries do you feel likely will adopt Bitcoin next as the legal tender? And do you feel realistically that Bitcoin has the potential to reach a million dollars per coin as soon as days or weeks after the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF. And when those trillions start ushering in into the King crypto, please let me know. And don't forget to check out crypto news alerts.net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in our live Q and A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode.
A highlight from 1447: Max Keiser: Bitcoin will reach $10,000,000 per coin
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and this just in, there are now nearly 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, which is a new record. So congratulations and shout out to my long term hodlers. Also in today's show, as I shared, the Bitcoin white paper turns 15 years old today as Satoshi Nakamoto's legacy lives on. Let's go. Also in today's show, crypto asset manager Valkyrie amends their spot Bitcoin ETF filing. I'll be breaking down this latest update, as well as a Bitcoin rally to $50 ,000 per coin is now on the cards as the Bitcoin bull market arrives. According to top crypto analysts, I'll be sharing his timeline. Also in today's show, Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and price predictions and warns of suicide bankers that will destroy the world. Not only that, but Max Keiser gives Alex Jones a simple, very simple five question Bitcoin quiz for 10 ,000 Bitcoin worth $350 million in today's terms. I'll be breaking all this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at Cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts dot net. Welcome, everyone, to podcast episode number fourteen hundred and forty seven of the Cryptonewsalerts pod. Today is Bitcoin's birthday, October 31st, 2023. Bitcoin is 15 years old and I'm your fearless host, JV. We have lots to cover, as we always do. So let's kick it off with our market watch. As we can see, you should be able to see Bitcoin barely in the green, holding on to thirty four thousand four hundred support. We also have ether barely in the green, a little bit of boring trading sideways action. But if we check out, you know what they say, when in doubt, zoom out. Right. Let's check out the seven day coin 360. Bitcoin's now up four percent. You got XRP up nine percent. Let's zoom out a little more and check out the one month price gains. Let's freaking go. This is a testament that October in full effect, Bitcoin is up almost twenty eight percent this month. Let's freaking go. That's pretty massive. And let's not forget, we're moving into moonvember tomorrow. So do you think we're going to surpass forty thousand? I think so. In fact, if I was a betting man, I'd bet on it. Now, if we zoom out, can we even zoom out a little more? Let's see here. Well, let's switch it up. Let's go to coin market cap dot com. We can see the crypto market cap currently sits at one point two eight trillion with Bitcoin dominance at fifty two point eight percent and the ether dominance at seventeen point one percent and checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers within the top or in the past twenty four hours. We got Celestia, which I've never even heard of before. Up sixteen percent. We got XDC up six percent trading at five cents, followed by TonCoin up five percent trading at five dollars and thirty three cents and checking out crypto bubbles. We can see the top gainers for the past week. We have a mixture. Some are in the red, some are in the green. And let's zoom out. Let's check out the weekly massive gains in the green. Let's check out the monthly. Wow. Incredible. Some of these alt coins are up 50, 60, 70 percent, which is pure insanity. E -Hacks is up one hundred and forty five percent. What about the annual? Holy moly. And let's check out the market cap plus the week and we can see Bitcoin and a big bubble at three point three percent, followed by ether at two point nine percent and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. We're currently rated at sixty six, which is greed. Yesterday, a sixty eight. Last week is sixty six and last month a forty eight, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. Yeah. So let's kick it off with our Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts with the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. Here we go. Bitcoin's price trying to push towards the coveted thirty five thousand level. The current high for the year is thirty five thousand two hundred, but has so far been unable to progress. The rest of the crypto market seems to continue with its consolidation, with some of the alts performing better than others. So let's start with Bitcoin here. The Bitcoin price was trading above thirty four G's and seemingly pushing for the thirty five level. And right now we're right in between those two marks. Today, the price remains above thirty four, roughly thirty four five at the time of the live, but is unable to reach the coveted resistance level and is currently at a loss, but barely. We're, you know, kind of tinkering. And liquidation data is also interesting to monitor. According to Coin Glass, the total liquidations for the past twenty four hours are just short of one hundred million bucks. Most of these were long positions accounting for sixty three percent of the total. This shows that the bears were more dominant over the period. Now, the majority of the liquidations, as always, happened on Binance, which is the largest crypto exchange in the world, followed by OKEx and Bybit. And I'm curious, what's your go to recommended crypto exchange? Do you use Binance? Do you use OKEx? Do you use Bybit? Do you use Coinbase? Do you use Kraken? Let me know, fam. And let's now check out some of the technicals specifically for Bitcoin. Right now, as you can see, the oscillators on the left, we have three cell signals. We have seven neutral and one buy signal. And that one buy signal is the MACD, which you can see here on your screen. Now, if we scroll to the right a little bit, we can see for the summary, there's currently eight neutral signals. There's four cell signals and 14 buy signals, which is definitely a bullish indicator. And for the moving averages, which may be cut off on your screen, but I can read it to you. It shows you sell signals, only one neutral, only one. And we have freakin 13 buy signals right now. The market is ripe and ready for continuation of some momentum. So let's freakin go. Now, let's break down our next story of the day and discuss some technicals, which are definitely bullish for Bitcoin. As you can see here, there are now nearly 40 million addresses in profit. If you're one of those 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, make some noise in that live chat and let's freakin celebrate. I mean, that's a massive victory, to say the least. Bitcoin has more wallet addresses and profit than ever before. Despite Bitcoin's price being 50 percent below the all time highs. That's right. Right now, you can buy Bitcoin two for one special, but it's not going to last for long. So seize the moment, fam. The latest data is from on chain analytics from Glassnode showing a record number of addresses in the black. Bitcoin may be nearing 18 month highs, but its recent gains were already enough to spark the significant changes in investor profitability. Shout out to relaxing and meditation music. I the appreciate ten dollar super chat. Much love, much respect. Keep it coming. Let's go. Per Glassnode data, the number of addresses in profit as of October 30th was thirty nine point one million. This is the highest number ever recorded for the Bitcoin users and beats the previous peak of thirty eight point one million seen back in November of twenty twenty one. And does this date ring a bell? That's at the time we hit the all time high of sixty nine thousand. Now, at the time, Bitcoin itself traded at those all time highs and thus 100 percent of the addresses in existence with a non -zero balance were obviously in profit. And while the current spot price remains 50 percent lower than those levels, the total non -zero addresses now number forty eight point three million, as you can see here in this chart. And it's just likely to continue soaring and rising. Bitcoiners taking over the world. Yeah, I mean, in percentage terms and profit addresses, they have yet to match their performance in absolute numbers, but nonetheless, at 18 month highs of eighty one point one percent. Let's go. The tally has gone from 60 percent to over 80 percent over the past two months, as Glassnode shares here in the chart. And by contrast, addresses at a loss currently stand at just over nine million at their peak in December of twenty twenty two. Following the FTX meltdown, the total was over 20 million. Now, as reported, the past week has seen the Bitcoin price action pass multiple resistance levels while returning both the long term and short term hodlers back to profit. This in turn sparked profit taken at the much more speculative end of the hodler spectrum, especially as the market passed thirty four G's. Now for crypto analyst Van Stratton, research and data analyst at Crypto Insights Crypto Slate. This underscores the difference in mentality between the cohorts, quoting him here. Bitcoin has shown remarkable strength above thirty four thousand for the past five days while witnessing one of the strongest profit takings in the past two years for the short term hodlers. Now, long term hodlers have barely budged the six largest profit taking this year, but minimal in the grand scheme of things and accompanying the charts from Glassnode tracked these inflows to the exchanges from the long term hodlers and in profit to the short term entities as outlined here in these charts. Now, let's break down the 15 year birthday, the 15 year anniversary of Bitcoin. I mean, this is phenomenal that Bitcoin has been in existence for 15 years. Imagine if you would have knew about Bitcoin back on October 31st, 2008. Talk about a small circle. But yeah, today marks 15 years since the synonymous creator of Bitcoin, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who Alex Jones claims Max Kaiser is maybe because Max holds as much Bitcoin as Satoshi. Who knows? But anyways, shared the Bitcoin white paper to the mailing list of cryptographers on October 31st, 2008. This was after the financial collapse, fam, and a date also annually celebrated as Halloween, quoting the the white paper here. I have been working on a new electronic cash system that is fully peer to peer with no trusted third party, as Satoshi famously said in the opening sentence before linking the document titled Bitcoin, a peer to peer electronic cash system. Holy moly. I mean, again, this is legendary. This is history in the making. You're witnessing firsthand the white paper proposed the decentralized system that could facilitate peer to peer transactions, which can solve the double spending problem often associated with digital currency in which it did. It proposed to achieve this via a network of nodes, validate and record transactions through the proof of work consensus mechanism, launching just two months later, officially on January 3rd, 2009. Satoshi's computer science breakthrough came on the back of other impressive developments in the cryptography and e -money spaces. The first reference cited the Bitcoin white paper is Wade's invention of B money, an electronic peer to peer cash system that never launched, but nonetheless played a key role in Satoshi's plans for Bitcoin and like Bitcoin B money. And I'm curious how many of you have ever heard of B money? We have all heard of B rabbit from 8 Mile, but B money, I've never heard of that one, proposed that participants in the system maintain a database of account balances, which keep track of the ownership of money. Transactions would be initiated and completed by a broadcast message to all participants, which would update the account balances of those involved in a specific transaction. In many ways, it could be seen as a precursor to the nose of the Bitcoin protocol, which keeps a record of the constantly growing blockchain. And I'm curious, how many of you run your own Bitcoin node? Let me know in that live chat. Fam, this process requires proof of work, a form of cryptographic proof in which one party proves to others that a certain amount of the specific computational effort has been expanded. Now, Satoshi implemented this into Bitcoin, citing Adam Back's invention of hash cash in 1997. Shout out to Adam Back, the creator of, I believe it's Blockstream, now, which incorporated proof of work to limit the email spam of denial of service attacks, as shared here by Crypto Leroy, the cypherpunks and fathers of Bitcoin, Hal Finney, he created the reusable proof of work. We got Adam Back, who created hash cash, Wei Dai, who created B money, David Shum, who created DigiCash. We have Nick Szabo, who created BitGold, Phil Zimmerman, who created PGP, Bram Cohen, who created BitTorrent, and Tim May, who is the crypto Antichrist Manifesto, and of course, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who gets credited for the discovery of Bitcoin. Now, Bitcoin's timestamp server works by taking a hash akin to a unique serial number, a block transactions and time stamping, and when the block is added to the Bitcoin blockchain, which we all know. And as Crypto Shama points out here, also giving credit to everyone involved with some of the early developments for the technology that led to Bitcoin. So shout out to all of them, including Max Keiser. If you didn't know, Max Keiser has a patent, I believe the first one for digital currency back in the 90s. That's all on record, fam. So this is pretty amazing. Now, the genius in Satoshi was the puzzling of these pieces into a fully functional system. According to Lop, quoting him here, there is no single piece of the puzzle that I think is more important than the others. Nakamoto's genius was not any of the individual components of Bitcoin, but rather the intricate way in which they fit together and breathe life into the system. Preach. Now, mainstream media highlighted Bitcoin's increased use by criminals, which we know is nothing more than FUD. We got Senator Elizabeth Warren, also Cynthia Lummis pushing those FUD narratives, which suck. We also know Bitcoin became a legal tender in El Salvador, which was the country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender, which has been a game changer for their entire country. And I feel we're going to have many other nations lead in the footsteps of Bukele as well as, you know, El Salvador in adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender. So, yeah. Happy birthday, Bitcoin. I'm wishing you another successful hundred and fifty years after these 15 years. You know, the final Bitcoin is not going to be mine, I believe, until the year 2140. Crack me if I'm wrong, but that's a very long time from now. Now, let's break down our next story of the day. Valkyrie updated their ETF filing. We all know right now all eyes on spot ETF. So let's break down this latest development. Digital asset manager Valkyrie Investments, the latest firm to amend its spot Bitcoin ETF filing with the US SEC Valkyrie filed the updated spot Bitcoin ETF with the US SEC October 30th, which is yesterday, according to the SEC database. Now check it. The updated form as one registration statement from Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund aims to offer investors the opportunity to invest in common shares backed by Bitcoin. The shares represent units of fractional, undivided beneficial interest and ownership of the trust and are expected to be traded under the ticker symbol BRRR, just like money printer continue to go kind of cool on the Nasdaq stock market, quoting them here. The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed, according to Valkyrie, stating in the filing, adding the firm is not allowed to sell BRRR securities until the registration statement is officially effective. The amended filing comes about a month after the SEC delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund in late September. Meanwhile, Valkyrie's updated spot Bitcoin ETF joins at least six others recently amended spot Bitcoin ETF filings made by the following Bitwise, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, VanEck and ARK Invest. And according to online crypto ETF analysts, the ongoing Bitcoin ETF amendments can be translated as a good sign, definitely a good omen, in my opinion, of the progress and impending approvals. Valkyrie's latest spot Bitcoin ETF update is yet another evidence of movement happening behind the scenes. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Safart believes, quoting him here from X Update, Valkyrie joins the prospectus amendment train for the spot Bitcoin ETF. Things are still moving behind the scenes and following the recent amendments, at least five of the rest of the known spot Bitcoin ETF filers have not updated their filing. So expect them soon, including firms like Wisdom Tree, Invesco, Galaxy, Global X, Hashdex and Franklin Templeton. The SEC currently has a whopping eight to 10 filings at the desk of the chairman, Gary Gensler. But the million dollar question becomes, will Gary Gensler do anything about this and accept any of these spot Bitcoin ETFs? Congress is putting the pressure on Gary. He says you need to prove the spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately, with that key word being immediately. There's some deadlines that are due soon, including ARK 21. I believe it's January 10th. I personally feel we're going to get the green light from the SEC before the Bitcoin having creating the perfect storm. Let's move on to our next story of the day. We covered the ETF filing. Now let's discuss a potential $50 ,000 Bitcoin rally here incoming, according to crypto analysts, Michal Benday Pop, before I break down the latest with Max Kaiser recently on the Alex Jones show. Here we go. A widely followed crypto analyst believes Bitcoin has officially entered the bull market territory and is now primed for a rally towards $50 ,000 per coin. Send it and let's go. We got Michal Benday Pop, who shared on X that the Bitcoin bull market is here. I would agree. What are your thoughts, fam? Benday Pop predicts the Bitcoin will rally as high as $50 ,000 per coin in the coming months before witnessing a pullback and surging to a new all time high. Quitting the analysts here, I think we'll see Bitcoin hit resistance at 38 Gs, baby, but most likely will continue towards 45 to 50 ,000 per Bitcoin pre having after that consolidation and sideways action for a long period before we start making new all time highs. And this is the chart which you can see here in your screen, which if you analyze it, he appears to predict Bitcoin will see $50 ,000 in January of 2024. What is that? November or November's tomorrow. So December, two months. Send it. I love it. Right in alignment with Credible Crypto, who's predicting $48 ,000 in the next two weeks. Let's go. I hope they're both right. The halving, which had historically coincided with the Bitcoin bull run, slashes the Bitcoin mining rewards, as we all know, in half, which is slated for April 2024, under six months out. And for now, Benday Pop thinks Bitcoin's in the midst of a consolidation period and a dip below $33 ,000 is still on the table. Quoting him again alongside this chart, Bitcoin technically constructing a range here slight correction towards $33 ,300 and quickly bought up if the lower boundaries are reached. Probably sentiment will flip bearish the $32 ,800, but that would signal a great long opportunity touche. Now let's break down our featured story of the day and discuss Max Keiser, who was just recently interviewed on the Alex Jones show. He was invited back. And let me share with you a little the back story, just in case you don't know the back story. Now, back in the day, maybe it was 2014, many years ago, Max Keiser, being a kind hearted gentleman, went on the Alex Jones show and he gifted Alex Jones 10 ,000 Bitcoin. I don't know the exact value of the Bitcoin at that time, but I can tell you what the value of 10 ,000 Bitcoin is in today's prices. If you run the math, that is freakin 350 million dollars. Long story short, Alex Jones claims he lost the laptop that Max put the Bitcoin on. Therefore, he has none of it. So Max being the kind hearted gentleman he is, he said, let me come back on the show now. And he actually just released this episode yesterday. So this is brand new, breaking all these predictions and everything I'm sharing with you. And I'm going to give you a basic quiz on Bitcoin, Alex. And if you can answer these five questions, I will give you another 10 ,000 Bitcoin valued at roughly three hundred and fifty million dollars per coin. And so Alex invited Max on the show. They did the quiz. Here are some of the highlights of the show I'm going to be sharing with you. However, if you want to watch it live with me, we're going to be doing a live JV react session exclusively on Rumble after the show stream ends on YouTube. We're going to be watching it together where Max is quizzing Alex and I'll be reacting live to the video. It's something I've never done before. Live reacting to these videos, but I think it's going to be phenomenal considering it's brand new content. Many of you have never seen it before. So make sure you're following me on Rumble because it's going to be lit. But first and foremost, here are some of the highlights from this recent interview. I posted it yesterday exclusively. I was the first one to post the entire interview on X. I already got over 500 hearts, 166 retweets and over fifty two thousand people viewed it. Here's what I wrote. Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and warn of the suicide bankers that will destroy the world. And here are some of the quotes regarding his predictions when Alex Jones asked them, so where's Bitcoin going to go next? Where do we go from here? Here's what Max Keiser shared. All fiat money and gold eventually goes to effectively zero against Bitcoin because it's demonetizing gold. The same way gold demonetized silver, Bitcoin will be demonetizing gold. So sure, gold will be maybe two thousand, three thousand, four thousand dollars announced. But we're talking about Bitcoin eventually going to five million to ten million dollars per coin. So you're purchasing power in gold terms is almost basically nothing compared to what's happening in Bitcoin. Preach very powerful words. And there is another quote I believe that I shared here. Let's see if I can find it. I click back on here.
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A highlight from 1247. Should Homeless People Have Pets?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Ah, boo! You scared? No. Okay. Happy Halloween to you and all of your animals. There you go. Yes. We'd love to hear from you today. We can talk to Dr. Debbie or dog father Joey Vellani and we'd love to see their pictures of your costumed animals over at our Facebook page. So make sure that you upload those along with your videos over there. We're going to head to the phones for your calls right now but first let's find out what's going on in the newsroom. Ms. Lori Brooks, what are you working on? You know we're all big animal supporters here and there is yet a new study out that talks about the benefits of having animals with children specifically in the classroom. This is like far from the days of when I was a kid and our classroom pet was an ant farm. But I did love that ant farm and I used to take that home during the summer and well just one summer because, well, they didn't come back home. Hi. Who is this? You talking with me? I'm talking to you. You talking to me? I'm talking to you. I'm not talking to you. Okay. I'm Lucy. Hi Lucy. How you doing? I'm doing good. Where are you calling? Right now I'm calling in from Maryland. When I called you originally, I was in Arizona. You get around? Yes.
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A highlight from 1246. Cat Thwarts Suicide
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well it is very ghoulish in here today. All of the animals dressed up in their Halloween costumes and we ought to just get a group picture or a picture of some of these animals and put them up on the website because it is so absolutely adorable. Most of them like it. Except I think Nick Nicky is having trouble with. There is nothing going on in that gal's head. She just did not want to wear a hat. And who can blame her. You know some animals really get into this holiday and then some you know would rather just be curled up underneath the couch during that time because everything looks foreign to them and it kind of freaks them out. They can be freaked out real easy. Yeah I know my cat. I have a headband with horns and I can sit right there and look at him and I put the headbands on and he arches up and I take him off and he sits back down. I put the headband on and he arches up. Yeah Nicky she has a thing where we walk through the neighborhood neighbors put up a lot of those little fake gravestones and the ghouls crawling and she every year she gets really just disturbed and it takes her a couple times of walking around the neighborhood to see this until she realizes they're really not crawling out of the earth to get her. Now of course this is a busy time of the year at the office for you because of all of the candy and all the crap that the dogs ingest right? Yeah well there's a lot of not just the chocolate but the other candy so you know dog that eats lollipops. You know there's things like the physical hazards of the foreign objects of having a lollipop stick in their stomach. So we see that kind of thing and then just you know the sweets. There's so many different things when when kids have those things and they have them around their toys then those toys might even smell like sweets and then I've seen it happen in my own household where anything next to the candy was ingested because it has that strong odor. So they really can get into a lot of foreign object ingestions as well as you know the risk of the candy. Not just chocolate but don't they you know that fake sweetener what is that Xylitol? Xylitol yeah so and a lot of people think that giving sugar -free gum is a great alternative to these sweets to kids but a lot of the sugar -free gums contain Xylitol which is very toxic and actually believe it or not one piece of this can actually kill a dog. Hi Ellen. Hi how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Clearwater Florida. Clearwater Florida you had that kind of New York accent. Did you go from New York? Ah that's what I thought.
A highlight from 1245. Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray Gets Catty
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring veterinarian Dr. Debbie White, groomer Joey Volani, news director Lori Brooks. And now, here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And your dream team of experts. Let us not forget bloody the world famous Russian dog wizard, the dog father Joey Volani and horse expert Ernie Rodino all here today. Coming up in just a few minutes, we're also going to talk to Doug Gray from the Marshall Tucker Band. What's the deal with him? Is he an animal lover? Why is he coming on the show? He's an animal lover. He's got some cats. Cats? He's a Persian cat guy. Persian? I just don't picture him as a Persian cat guy. I know, huh? I can't wait to talk to him. But that'll be a flashback to the 70s for me at least. Remember the song Can't You See? Remember that? Sure you do. See, I heard it in a love song is mine. Everybody has their favorite Marshall Tucker Band song. He'll be joining us in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. And Joey Volani, what will you be talking about? Smelly face dogs, you know, really stinky faces and how to deal with it quick and easy and get rid of the staining. And we move on from there. If you have a smelly face dog, and this will work on your husband, too. If he's a smelly faced husband, this tip, I believe, is kind of universal. You can use it all. Or smelly cat. Smelly cat. Smelly cat. Let's go to Ron. Hey, Ron, how are you doing? Okay, how are you? Good. Volani's right here. What's up with your dog? Oh, I have a German Shepherd that I got directly from the breeder as a puppy. Run, run, run, run, run, stop, stop, please. If you were the woman, I would kiss you right now. No, no, not again.
A highlight from Is Your Bitcoin Safe?
"We love hearing people's viewpoints on Bitcoin and what they believe are the most important aspects of crypto. Jameson Lop is helping as many people as possible understand the importance of self -custody and providing a way for them to make their Bitcoin as secure as it can be. He's an old -school Bitcoiner and a technologist with an epic beard. It's been a long time since he's rocked the mic here in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, so we've got him back today. It's all Lop and you can't stop listening to episode number 699 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. All up and you can't stop so you don't drop unless you got a plop. Sometimes if you got a plop, you got to drop. Sometimes you got to plop and then we need to hurry up this episode here. Stop, drop and plop. Sounds good to me. Now, this is a great episode, man, with Jameson Lop. I think you guys are really going to appreciate this one. I don't know who has better resources in crypto than this guy does. His website is full on. Oh my gosh, he has the best resources. You wouldn't believe the resources this guy has. It's a bit of media over there. Amazing. You know what? Less of us, more of Lop. Here we go with Jameson. We set the Wayback Machine to January 2018. Episode number 72, Mr. Jameson Lop graced us with his presence and his epic beard, which is still just as epic today. He's got a lot of entrepreneurial spirit in the crypto space and helping to bring people into the self -custody world for their Bitcoin wallets. And he's got a lot to say. We're going to find out what his latest thoughts are today. Jameson, welcome back to the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, good sir. Long time no see. Yeah, I feel like the beard that you're getting those white strips now, right? Yes. No, you can definitely go back and check. I think back then I only had like one street, but it's growing out further. It's great. That's the bear market for you. It's like you have beard fangs. Keep your own Bitcoin. That's nice. That's good. Hey, we appreciate you coming back on the show. It's been a long time since January of 2018, dude. That's almost six years ago you've been on. So kept you've your finger on the pulse. You've been building a lot of amazing things. And so we want to touch base on some of those things, but really let's kind of give a refresher. Some people might not know you. So maybe what initially drew you to the whole crypto world and maybe what were some of your first projects in the space so people can get reacquainted with you? Yeah, well, it's been about 11 years now. I think I came across Bitcoin on a Slashdot posts back in 2012. I'm sure I had come across it before, probably also on nerdy sites like that. And I had dismissed it as many do as nerd money that everybody was gonna lose and would end horribly. But for some reason, when I saw that particular post, I ended up reading the white paper and kind of tickled the computer science parts of my brain along with some of the libertarian beliefs. And I thought it was a really interesting project. And unlike most white papers, I could actually understand it. And from there, I just really kicked off exploration down the rabbit hole as you and many other people have also gotten sucked into over the years. So that's actually coincidentally where I saw Bitcoin the first time. And then I talked to a bunch of friends about it. And they all said that I was stupid and that was a dumb thing. But I mined some and then it crashed my computer. So instead of going, Oh my God, I need to get stronger computers and go to warehouse these computers. This is the, I said, what the hell, dude? You just screwed on my computer. Oh man, this sucks. And so I had to get a new computer and then I lost those Bitcoins. So that was awesome. You know, Hal Finney actually said something similar of, I think he mined, you know, on his laptop for a couple of days, but then he got annoyed because it was making the fan spin too much. Destroyed my computer. I mean, it destroyed the fan, which then the fan was dead. And then the rest of the computer died, but oh blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, here we are, you know, five and a half years further down the road from whence we last spoke. And the world economy is just a hot mess, right? Governments are printing more worthless paper money than ever before. We've got politicians allegedly in control that don't necessarily have the best interests of citizens at heart. How important do you think Bitcoin is now? And how has your thinking evolved onto its relevancy to our day and age? Oh boy. You know, when I started off with all of this, it was an interesting thought experiment. And I sort of saw it as the type of project that, you know, maybe on a generational timescale, it could be interesting. You know, if you basically have this deflationary currency that nobody can screw with, then inevitably over decades, other nation states are going to continue to devalue their currencies. So I think very few of us expected Bitcoin to grow as quickly as it did. Though once it started doing that in, you know, various growth spurts, now I think some people may have over -corrected on those expectations and, you know, expect it to go mainstream any day. But, you know, from many different metrics, it has gone mainstream, or at least mainstream in terms of a non -trivial portion of the population knows what it is, or they've heard of it. But of course they probably have very little fundamental understanding of why it's interesting and why they should probably be using it. But, you know, it has been interesting, I think, to see who has got it per se. You know, who amongst the global population has seen value in Bitcoin. Obviously, a lot of people don't see value in it, and that's because of their own perspectives and things that they think are good and bad. But, you know, Bitcoin doesn't care. What really matters is those of us that do find it valuable, and especially those of us who find it valuable enough that we spend our time, energy, resources, working on the system, maintaining it, trying to better understand it, and, you know, in your case, like trying to convey that understanding to a wider audience. Yep, people got to figure it out. And I think that, you know, we've gone through a couple of bull runs now, right, since 2017. We started doing the show in 2017, and then we personally experienced a couple of bull runs and bear runs now, bear markets. And people who, you know, it's so wild, it's like, oh, crypto goes up, everybody's interested in crypto, crypto goes down, people stop being interested in it, oh, it goes back up again, the big hype cycle. And it seems to us that, you know, the halving's happening, right around the corner, not too long from now. I mean, we're about six months away from it, maybe a little bit longer, but it seems like we're at about that time where that bull market starts getting a little itchy, starts rolling a little bit, and now the interest is going to go back into crypto. So maybe what would you suggest to the new people who are just going to start figuring out about crypto? They're going to come in again because they always do, and this is this next big hype cycle. What advice would you have for them? It's very simple, you know, I tell people I don't give financial advice, but I do give investment advice. And that basically is you should invest in education. So go to my website, bitcoin .page, there's like 2000 links on there and dozens of different categories. And, you know, it's never too late to start learning about this space. The main thing that you need to avoid too is getting much FOMO, too hyped up and overeager and basically jumping in and getting over your head because you need to understand that this is a very unforgiving space.
A highlight from 1244. The Truth About Dog-Lick Bacteria
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio. Featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. And when you hop onto an airplane, you probably don't think that there's a dog somewhere doing work to help you take off. You know, you see the little baggage handlers out your window, they're loading luggage and you see the flight attendants getting all ready for the flight and the people checking you in at the airport. But yeah, there might be a dog that's actually helping you get from one location to another. We're going to find out what that's all about today here on Animal Radio. Very excited about that. Also on the show today, we've been doing this for over 18 years now. Hard to believe. And over the last 18 years, we've had some incredible guests on the show. And this week, we're introducing the Animal Radio Flashback. And on this week's show, you will hear an interview that we did several years ago with one of the top, if not the most popular cartoon voices in the world. Anyone want to take a guess at that? I know who it is. Scooby? No, the world. I mean, retro. No, no, no, no. I know who it is. And it's not Mickey Mouse. But I can't, I don't know how to mimic it. That's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there, Laurie? Well, I have some information on the bucket list dog, Smoke, that we told you about last week. That hound who was at the shelter and had developed a bucket list. Oh, yeah, I remember that. Yeah, we have an update for you. And also, police in one state are saying that they believe that perhaps rescuing a pig might be better than, in this case, buying a burglar alarm.
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from 1243. Should You Trust Pet DNA Tests?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team, veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Do you know what kind of pet you have? Well, certainly if it's a cat or dog, you probably know the difference. But do you know what kind of breed? Is it a mutt? What is making up the DNA of your dog or your cat? And do you care? A lot of people do. There's about 10 different tests on the market right now where you can send in saliva or cheek spittle, I guess? Yeah, cheek swab. It's actually the epithelial. So it's the cells that you're getting off the cheek, not necessarily the spit. Epithelial? Is that what you said there? I learned so much from you. And they'll tell you if it's what kind of breed it is or if it's made up of several different breeds. You did this, Judy. I think your results came back like lion and elephant. They weren't even dogs. It was so bizarre. She's full grown now. She weighs nine pounds. And it came back all these St. Bernard's, German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois. I thought, really? So that was a cheek swab. And then when I did the blood... Oh, you did a blood test too? I did a blood. It came back Jack Russell, miniature pincher and Maltese. And are you going with that? Oh, definitely. She's definitely Jack Russell. It came out 50 % Jack Russell. And that's what she is. Now, why did you want to know this information? Well, first of all, I didn't want a Jack Russell because I did my research and I know how hyper they are. And I'm not that hyper person. I want a more laid back dog. And so I did my research and got her from a rescue when she was eight weeks old. They said she was a Chihuahua, but there was no Chihuahua in this girl. And I questioned that as she got a little bit older. And I thought, okay, I got to find out. And I wanted to know what she was because people ask, people look at her, and everybody had their guesses. And it's like, I don't know. And I wanted to know what my dog was. But would it be safe to say you didn't want a Jack Russell, but you love your dog? Oh, I would not trade her for the world. I'll keep that little 50 % Jack. So the blood test really made little difference in anything, really, except telling people. Just what it was. It was kind of like bragging rights to know what my dog is and be able to say when people ask. That's basically why I did it. But then again, still, at least I know if there's anything I should look at, you know, with the breeds that she may be predisposed to down the line. You mean like a sickness or a disease? Health? Yeah. If she starts doing something or something happens and I can say, well, that's typical of this breed. So what kind of diseases and sicknesses are typical of, what did you say? Was it Jack Russell? Jack Russell, 50%. And a Min Pin? Well, we can see a lot of things with knees, so we can see patellar luxations. She's had two knee surgeries, two back legs. But that also fits with a lot of other small breeds. But, you know, there can be some host of skin diseases, allergies that we may not have like a specific test for. You know, but there are some conditions in some breeds, like say golden retrievers have a genetic linked with seizures. So if you had a yellow large breed dog and you didn't know what it was and it started developing seizures. And if I knew this dog was a golden retriever, I'd say, wow, you know, sometimes golden retrievers can be very challenging to manage with seizures. And we really have to use every means at our disposal to try to get those seizures under control. So it wouldn't change necessarily, you know, would I treat or not treat, but it might make us say, okay, our expectations are this is going to be a more challenging patient to try to manage. So that's one example. But there's a whole tons of things, you know, cataracts are inherited, heart diseases with certain breeds can be inherited, and kidney problems with cats. There's a type of polycystic kidney disease, a kidney disease in Himalayans and Persian type cats that can cause different problems. So, you know, there's all sorts of things that there are genetic tests for. It doesn't mean your dog or cat will get them. It just may mean they have some genetic tendency or genetic marker for that. So I see these online tests and but you do it in your office there? Do veterinarians offer these tests? Yeah, I mean, not everyone is going to do that. But we we do like that. And it's one is it's kind of the ooh, cool factor, you know, so you can, you know, have a party and people will ask and you can actually have some answer that sounds, you know, like you didn't just make this up. That's one important thing. But I do think it can help guide some decisions on awareness and potentially your pet's health down the road. So I wouldn't say it will make me do something different for a patient as far as putting them to sleep. But I do think it's important information to be armed with to know what you need to worry about to watch for in your pet's life. I agree. And if you can't afford it and somebody asks what kind of dog you have, say snuffle up against it really will throw the middle. It'll be different. So we're going to talk to a lady today, a doctor, Dr. Lisa Moses. She practices pain and palliative care at the Angel Animal Medical Center in Boston. And she says you may not want to bet the farm when you do one of these tests, as sometimes the information may not be accurate. And I wanted to find out about this. How important is it? Are people making decisions with bad information? So we'll have her on the show in just a few minutes to talk about that. Also today, we're going to be talking to the folks over at Smoke Alarm Monitoring. What's this guy's name? It's spelled really weird. Z -S -O -L -T. Zolt. Is that Hungarian? What is that? Sounds like it could be. He says our pets are starting fires. He sells smoke alarms for a living. And he says that our pets are actually, while they're unattended, starting fires in our house. See, I hide the matches. You do? Little delinquents. Oh my goodness. Yes. What do you expect? But first, your calls toll free from the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Let's go to Gary. Hey, Gary. How are you? I'm very good, sir. How are you? Very good. Where are you calling from today? You have kind of that southern twang. North Carolina. North Carolina. How is North Carolina today? It's kind of warm. It's not unbearably hot, but it's a warm day. What's going on with the animals? I have the whole team here for you. Okay. Well, I've been listening to your program lately over the last several weeks and was interested in the discussion that I've heard about yeast infections, skin conditions, and the treatments. And then also, there was also somewhat of a separate discussion about the use of human products on animals and how effective they can be, or harmful, or whatever the case may be. And I wanted to tell you about my little guy. I'll give you a little background on him, a little of the tale of the tape. He's approximately eight years old, as far as we know. He's a Yorkie mix, he's a small guy, just a shade under eight pounds, and I found him abandoned out in the country. And he was in pretty bad shape. He was missing hair and had a lot of parasites and skin infections, yeast, and all that. And we've been battling it for nearly three years now, but he's made much improvement, just great improvement. I kind of took it upon myself to use a product that's designed for human females, actually, who might have that kind of affliction, and rubbed it liberally on the elephant skin areas of my dog. And after doing that for three or four days in a row, it really seemed to help clear it up. What do you think of that, Doc? Well, we have to be precise when we talk about different products, because there's some products that actually can have harmful ingredients in them, and some won't hurt, and actually have active ingredients that might be appropriate. So I'm going to back up, because when we talk about elephant skin, and kind of that thickened skin, like for anybody who's not seen this in dogs, it typically is when their skin gets real thick, leathery, they lose the hair in the area, and it actually, from a distance, looks like elephant skin. And that's a combination of what we call hyperpigmentation, so the skin turns dark, and lichenification, which is where the skin becomes thick, and there's extra layers, if you will, that kind of are put on top of the skin. Those things happen from a couple possibilities, and we can see it with allergies, but really with things like yeast and bacterial infections. So it sounds like you're certainly barking up the right tree there, but the cautions I have with some of the female yeast products that are used for vaginal yeast infections, there are some that actually contain anesthetics. A vagus cell, for example, contains an ingredient called benzocaine. And this can be highly - Well, that's actually what I used. I used the generic, but yeah, you're on the right tree there. Okay. Yeah, so actually, benzocaine can cause toxicities in both dogs and cats. So just licking it off their skin, it can actually be toxic to the red blood cells, causes what we call hemoglobinemia. So if it contains that ingredient, I would say, put it back on the shelf and save it for your wife in the household. But there are certainly, say, athlete's foot creams that contain chlorotrimazole, which is an antifungal. In that, we've used that on surface yeast infections. But the reality is, if we've got that kind of change in the skin, most of those pets actually need kind of a two -pronged approach. So the topicals only get you so far, and they really need to be on some kind of oral or systemic therapy. So most of the pets that I have with that kind of skin can take a course of maybe three months to get them improved, controlling the itch, controlling the infection. If they've got yeast or bacteria, then we put them on either an antibiotic or an oral yeast form, like ketoconazole, per se.
A highlight from Ep383: Best Morning Habits Podcasters Should Practice - Ahna Fulmer
"Podcasting would be a good option. And interestingly, it combined a skill that I didn't realize I'd been honing, which was interviewing an interesting element of interviewing as well as podcasting. This goes into the next question, but what makes a successful one? And it is learning the art of asking better questions. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And we're with Ana Fomer today, who is a client and a friend and somebody that inspires me. And I think you'll also find yourself a little bit inspired at the end of the podcast. She's got a show, obviously, or else how could we help her? And it is called, I said it wrong earlier. I said, I don't know what I said, but it was not right. It's imperfectly empowered, imperfectly empowered. I love it. And you also are doing something new in your business. It's kind of recent and it's about waking up early and having a morning routine. I think I would like to hear a little bit about, and maybe the listener would, what's important about a morning routine and why did you pick those two things? Yeah, I think one of the first things that's important to clarify is that waking up early is not natural for about 50 % of the population. And I happen to be one of those 50%. And I was, it was about four or five years ago in 2018, I was a busy working mom. I had three kids. My youngest was one and I was a dual certified nurse practitioner working in emergency medicine at the time. I was also the assistant medical director for two stroke programs that I helped create from the ground up. On top of that, we were renovating houses. We were in our second fixer upper at that time. That was like a side hustle for my husband and I. And on top of that, I had just started a home DIY decor blog just for fun because I didn't have enough going on. But it was at that point that a lot of us reach as moms where I desperately needed time for me. I was sick of waking up every morning, rushed and feeling like I was starting stressed and behind before I even got going for the day. And so I decided I was going to start an early morning routine because it was the only time I could find quiet. So I hustled to make this happen. And I fought this news button for about two years and really reprogrammed my biology to fall in love with the early morning quiet. And I fell in love with it so much and realized how many other women desperately want the same thing. But when it's not natural, it's incredibly difficult. And there's no program out there teaching you how to become an early morning person ultimately. So as a health and fitness coach, I ended up leaving bedside medicine and my online presence as a blogger actually turned into a virtual health and fitness professional, which is really neat. Now I help people prevent disease instead of treat disease, which is exciting. But what happened is I realized there was this gap for many of us as women in the health and fitness space because we go hard for six weeks and we transform our life for six weeks. But it's sort of like a bandaid on a gaping wound because we haven't created a habit of life change. And not that that six weeks wasn't important, but what we need is we need another program to partner with those fitness and nutrition programs who are able to also teach people how to create a habit to help sustain and offload some of the stress during our day so that we can really focus on nutritional changes, which is a full -time job for any of you. Adam, you've certainly undergone a lot of health transformation. You know, I mean, tracking macros in and of itself is like a full -time job. So the bottom line is we are in the process of creating this premier virtual program for busy women to learn how to become an early morning riser, establish a routine they can sustain that starts with being not doing. We don't get up earlier to hustle harder and do more. We're trying to press pause and actually be still and renew our hearts and minds in the calm of the quiet. And then we get a time efficient, effective workout done before our kids wake up. So that is early morning habit. If that's not cool enough, we are also an adoption fundraising program. My passion is to help women really manifest the sense that you are worth investing in because you have the power to impact the world because you've been made in the image of God and that alone makes you enough finding your value, not in what you say or do, but in the God that created you and really tapping into that to manifest this idea that you have the power to change the world. The small choices that you make for yourself have a massive impact. So when women successfully complete the program on the app, my company gives them back a significant portion of the money they paid for the program to give forward to an enrolled and adopting mom. Who's raising funds through life song for orphans. We are also adopting. So this is another heartbeat of mine. So anyways, there's a lot going on behind the scenes over here, but early morning habit, we're ready to change women's lives and bring more children home to their forever families. I like it. I have a question on the 50%. You mentioned that there's about half of us who it's not natural for us to wake up early. It's not normal. It shouldn't be normal maybe for us to wake up early. It's not our in our body, but that we can fix it. Is that part's true, right? And you fixed it. I'm living proof of that. Yes. What I'm curious about is who is your 50 % that it's not natural for or is it anybody? It's absolutely anybody. And to be clear in early morning routine is beneficial, whether you are a man or a woman, it's just my avatar specifically for this program. We are really honing in on busy women. And what I have found is it tends to be moms who recognize the need for an early morning routine. And this would have been true of me as well. It wasn't until I had kids. I mean, we think we're busy before kids. And then you have kids and suddenly you realize your time is no longer your own. And so you have to create time. And as there's only 24 hours in a day for most of us women as moms that tends to be before our kids wake up, if we want to maintain our sanity, not to mention our health. So my perfect avatar for early morning habit is really busy women. And a familiar business adage is you are best positioned to serve the person you once were. And so for me, that is I think I'm quoting Rory Vaden. He might have been quoting somebody else I don't even know. But for me, that was the busy Christian mom who wanted to start her day grounded in the truth of God's word, and then wanted to pound out a workout. But I knew I needed to start being still because I was constantly surrounded by chaos and noise of society, my own family, the own expectations I put on myself. So busy Christian moms is the very hyper -targeted audience, but it's really, it's just busy women. Any busy woman benefits from this, whether you're an early morning riser by nature or not, to answer that part. Okay, perfect. I was going to ask again, but no, perfect. So in the two big parts are reading the scripture and getting a workout in. So I've got this friend, he wrote a book about early morning, Hal Elrod. He's got this thing called Savers, and I think that must be like six things to do in the morning. Why do you pick those two? And is there anything else that you might think of adding on to it? It's a great question. And it's an interesting dynamic that a man would create six things to do, and a woman is going to create two. And I'll tell you why I think that's an important thing to highlight is one of the issues we frequently face as women is simply that it's the to -do list. We are constantly exhausted by our to -do lists, and we also feel the pressure in our society, as well as from ourselves, to do more, to hustle harder, and ultimately to be more. We think that we need to prove ourselves and our home or outside of our homes in order to reach a standard of success, however we're defining that. Our family is well put together and our kids are thriving. Maybe that's our definition. Maybe it's financial. Maybe it's the professional goals. But the problem is we are constantly moving, and the reality is, scientifically speaking, socially speaking, all five elements of our health, there are ways to prove that one of the best things we can do ourselves is to actually be still, practice the art of being still. So when we teach our community how to start their day being, not doing, we are specifically honing in on three things. Truth, or God's word, prayer, some people might practice meditation, and then gratitude. And there is a scientifically proven concept called emotionally intelligent gratitude practice, and that is what we teach our community how to implement. Whether you are somebody who prays or doesn't, emotionally intelligent gratitude can change every single aspect of your health and ultimately your life. So between that and a workout, I want women to be able to create a habit they can sustain, and if you go much beyond two things in the morning, I'm already peaced out because I'm looking at my to -do list, and I need it simple and sustainable. I love the simply part. I have a question, emotionally intelligent gratitude. In 2018, it was December of 18, I was overstressed, overworked, trying to do too much, and wasn't making all the best choices, wasn't working out enough, and that's where the health journey that you mentioned earlier came, but it was more like a life journey. There was a lot that changed, not snapping at the kids as much. But it started with something called gratitude. Now I didn't have you in my corner at that time, so I didn't know what emotionally intelligent gratitude was. What I would do is, when I'd wake up, I would try to express some gratitude before I got out of bed. When I went to bed, I tried to close my eyes and express some gratitude before I slept, and almost any time that I got overstressed, things were just compounding on me, and I wasn't sure what to do, and I was thinking about how stressful it was. I was thinking about how bad it was. Then I would have to re -hone during the day a few times and just, I guess, talk about my many blessings, because all of us have so many blessings. We just got to think about them, like the relationship with our kids, the relationship with our sweetheart, the air that we have to breathe, the roof over our heads, etc. So I would, when it was hardest to feel gratitude in my busiest of times, I would also just take a moment to try to close my eyes or even open them and think about what I'm grateful for. It ended up making a humongous impact on who I am as a person, and I still try to do it. Not as much, to be honest. I wish I did. I should. I should definitely get back to doing it more often every morning, every night, and any time I'm stressed. But I don't know what emotionally intelligent gratitude would mean if I was even close to it or not. What would you say to a listener who heard that and doesn't know what it means? Yeah, so I should also clarify emotionally intelligent gratitude practice is a concept that I have created, so this is proprietary to my program, but why I have clarified something, and I've taken gratitude practice and, one, infused a lot more science into the actual practice, so there's more intention to it, but one of the concerns with gratitude practice that I see for a lot of us is that it starts to border on good vibes only, and anyone who's listened to my podcast knows I am not a fan of that concept. The good vibes only concept is detrimental because what it is subconsciously telling us to do is to keep hustling harder and ignoring the stress, ignoring the fact that we're an absolute mess, ignoring the fact that our family is not perfect, that we actually feel terrible, we're anxious, we're stressed, so good vibes only is almost this concept of just ignore the bad, we're only going to focus on the good, and that's not true for everyone practicing gratitude, but it is very, very easy to start to lean to that corner of gratitude as though it is simply only focusing on the good in our life because, if we're honest, we are terrified of acknowledging the fact that we're actually a hot mess. Clearly not the corner I stand in as my podcast is quite literally titled Imperfectly Empowered, I'm all about the concept of embracing the mess, so where we incorporate emotionally intelligent gratitude practice is that in the actual practice of gratitude, before we are even diving into the very specific things that we are grateful for, we are first improving our emotional intelligence. Intellectual intelligence, we're familiar with IQs. It is something that, for the most part, cannot be developed. You have a naturally given IQ. Obviously, circumstances can depress somebody's ability to fully live out or up to that IQ potential, but typically speaking, it does not change. Emotional intelligence is something that can be grown, developed, and worked on, and it has three components. It is number one, being able to identify emotions, and this is where something as simple as an emotions wheel comes in. If you have a kid who struggles with behavioral issues or emotions, I have one of those kids, these emotion wheels come into play because you see like the little happy, do you feel happy, do you feel sad, or there's like these wheels that I like that have all kinds of emotions described on them, which is really helpful because half the time we don't even know how to put the words to what we feel. You're like, I don't know, sad, or it might be more specific than that. So number one, emotional intelligence includes being able to identify what you're feeling, but number two is being able to communicate what you're feeling, which is an entirely different concept. So number one, being able to identify, number two, being able to then communicate that, which is called emotional literacy, and then number three, this is truly where gratitude comes into play, being able to convert uncomfortable emotions, the emotions that we try to suppress and ignore and push down, being able to embrace them, and then convert them into a positive or more comfortable experience. That is the most difficult part of emotional intelligence. But it is also where gratitude comes in. Because what it's saying is basically it's me sitting at the restaurant and feeling really frustrated because my kids have effectively turned the table into a playground.
A highlight from 1414: Bitcoin Will Reach $10 Million By This Date - Adam Back
"In today's show, Bitcoin priced the $30 ,000 in October, says analysts as the Bitcoin price climbs 2%. And check it out, Coinbase CEO slams Chase UK for a totally inappropriate crypto move. And I'd say the same thing. Also, breaking news, the SEC chairman Gary Gensler says Bitcoin is not a security, but refuses to say it's a commodity. Max Keiser's response, Bitcoin is a synthetic commodity willed into existence by humanity's greed as a species for perfect money. It regulates itself, and it obviates the need for the nation state preach. Also in today's show, we'll be discussing the SEC pushes back the deadline for ARK 21 shares, spot Bitcoin ETF to January, continuing to kick the can down the road. However, breaking news, US lawmakers call on the SEC chairman Gary Gensler to approve a spot Bitcoin ETF immediately. Key word, immediately. Also in today's show, we'll be discussing Bitcoin price can hit $10 million within the next nine years, according to the Blockstream CEO, Adam Back. And speaking of a $10 million Bitcoin price, did you know Hal Finney was calculating a Bitcoin price of $10 million per coin just one week after the Genesis block on January 3rd of 2009? Talk about an absolute legend. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome to everyone just joining us on our live stream. This is pod episode number 1414. I'm your host JV and today is September 27th, 2023. We've got another action packed show for you today. Let's kick it off with our market watch. It's good to see a lot of the cryptos are back in the green with Bitcoin holding on to $26 ,200 as support and checking out coinmarketcap .com we can see the crypto market cap pretty stagnant at just above a trillion dollars, we're roughly $28 billion in volume in the past 24 hours with a Bitcoin dominance pretty stagnant as well at 48 .9 % and the ether dominance at 18 .3 % and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours. We got Bitcoin cash leading the pack up 7 % trading at roughly $230 followed by the infamous Pepe up 5 .6 % followed by Chainlink up three and a half percent trading at $7 .65. Which altcoins if any are you most bullish on right now? Drop it in the comment section right down below and at the end of the show I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week we can see it's a mix between a sea of red and a sea of green. We have Bitcoin cash up 7 % again link is up three and a half percent and RLB up four and a half percent and checking out one of my favorite indicators which is the crypto greed and fear index you can see we're currently rated a 46 in fear yesterday was a 47 last week a 46 and last month a 38 in fear so there you have it fam how many of you are bullish for this upcoming October which is only a few days out? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below and speaking of technical analysis let's dive into today's ta and check out the charts and what is popping with the king crypto.
A highlight from 1242. Turning Your Pet Into A Social Media Influencer. Wise Words From An Expert.
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian, Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. If you're like Judy, you spend a lot of time online, social media, going through videos. You'll spend like an hour a day maybe just watching. I just get down a rabbit hole, you watch one and then another one pops up, oh, I got to see that. And it's like, oh, look at this one. And they're all animal or pet related. Is that mostly it? Yeah, I won't watch. I don't know if I'm not interested in the other ones. Yeah, sure. Sure. Yeah. So in your life, who would you say is the biggest social media influencer for you? What animal do you maybe even follow? You know what? I'm not a follower. In fact, no. And I like watching both cat and dog videos. So I don't really hone in on a certain animal and like follow that particular animal. I'm kind of like, I watch them all. Have you ever seen, I'm going to hold up a picture here. Have you ever seen this animal here? This is, this is Loki. I hadn't seen Loki. Again, I don't follow any certain animals if I happen to come across a video, but I don't, I don't, I, yeah. He's beautiful. Loki is, what kind of dog is Loki? He's like some kind of a Malamute wolf hybrid. Like a wolf. I'm not quite sure. He's a big dog. This particular picture that I'm holding up to the microphone is Loki and his guardian, Kelly. They're sitting in a hammock. You may have seen this picture. It's a picture that he just casually posted on his Instagram page. And then, uh, the people over at Bored Panda saw it, wanted to do an interview with him. Buzzfeed picked it up. Eventually he realized that his dog was becoming extremely popular online. And he decided after about a year after this picture went out to quit his job and focus on promoting his animal online to become a social media sensation. We're going to find out how he's doing on that and whether or not we should quit our jobs to become ladybugs. Yeah. Well, she has a Facebook page. It's not very popular. Maybe she needs to post more. Well, I just, you know, everybody go to her Facebook page and like her right now. So we're going to talk to this Kelly Lund coming up here. He's the guardian of Loki and we're going to find out what his secret is to becoming a viral sensation. Also on the show today. And in this hour, we're going to talk to Fiona Gilbert. Fiona, do you need to get that? I'm expecting a call from my pharmacist. Can we, can you just make sure? Cause I'm, I have to pick something up and I'm just waiting for them to call and say it's ready. So can you just check that? Thank you. Coming up this hour, Fiona Gilbert will be joining us. She has MS unfortunately, and she has a service dog to help her with her MS. What kind of dog is that there? It's a pit bull. It is a, it is a pit bull. Surprise, surprise. Well now how can that be? I mean a pit bull service dog? Is there such a thing as a pit bull service dog? Why not? Well, I guess not. Why not? I do know that Delta or American Airlines just banned service animals that happened to be pit bulls. I do know that in Denver it is illegal to have a pit bull. That's just wrong. That is wrong. I bet Fiona has a bone to pick with Delta Airlines. I'm guessing that. Or her dog does. Okay, we're going to find out about her service dog, her pit bull coming up here on Animal Radio. Lori, what are you working on for this hour? You were just a minute ago Hal talking about social media and Loki and everything. Well, I have for you a new list from Forbes. They did, I love this word influencers because I had never really heard of it before. I just thought, you're famous on social media. If you're famous on social media, you're an influencer. So Forbes had this edition where they had the top 10 people influencers, the top 10 chef influencers and on and on with everything. And they did a list on pets. So pets on social media. So I will tell you the most famous pets or influencers on social media. When Forbes is involved, there must be money involved. Of course. Okay. That list on the way. First year calls. Let's go to Wanda. Hi Wanda. Hi. How are you doing? Very good. I have the whole dream team here to answer your questions. What's going on with your pets? Okay. I have Dachshund miniature pincher mix. She's having skin problems. I switched vets like four times and they always said that it's yeast, airborne yeast. And they give her shots and she goes okay for two weeks. But then they give her prednisone. That makes her eat a lot. She still eating and she still have the yeast and she still have the smell. Okay. Yeah. I don't know what to do. So has she had any money in the beds? Okay. And have we used any medicine that specifically geared towards the yeast, either by a pill form or by a shampoo or a topical form? Well, they give me Mariset. Okay. And I have to bathe her every other day, but sometimes I can tell you the truth. I don't have time and it's cold and she gets very cold. I'll give her a bath every other day. Okay. And is that it or are they using any pills for that other than the prednisone? No. They give me Apoquel. Apoquel, she still eating and then the doctor say I will then give her Benadryl. Okay. So I'm going to kind of make some interpretations of what you've said and what I think may be the direction that your veterinarian is going here. So if your pet has yeast on the skin, the important thing to know about that is that yeast is generally not the primary problem. It's a secondary problem. So there's usually something else that's making that skin barrier unhealthy where the yeast can really grow and proliferate. So if they're using things like prednisone and Apoquel, it sounds like they're suspicious that she has an underlying allergy. So those medicines are geared towards the allergy. But the sad thing is if we use that and don't address infection and treat it with the medications for those conditions, we're really not going to get anywhere. So we're going to think that, you know, the medicine isn't working for allergies when we're really just not treating a bacterial infection or say a yeast infection that could be present. So what my consideration, and I'd ask you to talk to your veterinarian if this seems fair and like a direction that they would agree with, is that if we have yeast in the skin and it's chronic, especially if it creates some of the different symptoms I see with yeast, and I should mention those, yeast in the skin will often cause a really stinky foot odor. It smells like old man foot. I have to wash my bed and everything every day. Yeah. So it's a real strong smell. The dogs will often have kind of a greasy feel to them in those areas. And in some cases when it's present for chronic long -term periods of time, we'll actually get a thickening of the skin and it'll become kind of darkly pigmented and what almost I describe as elephantinized. So it kind of becomes like elephant skin. She had that in her tail, but then I gave her and gave and went away. Okay. So yeah, so that definitely, if those kinds of things are going on, then yeast is very suspicious. We usually confirm that by taking a sample from the skin and looking and you know, yeast show up pretty easy on an impression smear. So the thing I would ask you to talk to your veterinarian about is, can we use something systemic for her, for this yeast? And that might mean a couple different possible medicines, but they basically all fall under the category of an antifungal medicine, such as ketoconazole or itraconazole, or even one called terbenafene. Any of those are used with yeast infections, whether it be in the ears or say in the skin. So that would be something, and it does take a long period of time. We might get some improvement after maybe a week or two, but many times this is something that we have to treat for many weeks to months. So that would be something where, you know, I would definitely talk to them about that. The other thing is, you know, definitely the maliceb that you're using is certainly an appropriate one if we're suspicious of yeast, but there can be even some other things that we can use topically as well, as far as different types of mousses or sprays that we can use that contain either say chlorhexidine, which is a type of an antiseptic, or miconazole, which is an anti -yeast topical. So those can be things that we can add into the regimen. But I think the good thing in your situation is there is some things that I can suggest for you to try, and the big thing is sticking with it, because it really does take, I had just like a bald, kind of darkly skinned, very little hair. It only had hair on the tip of its tail and around its head, and it took four months of yeast therapy that we treated, and it finally got most of its hair back. It never did get all of it back, because it was so scarred, but it can really be very rewarding. You just kind of have to trek through it. So yeah, with her, she's black. When people see her and they tell me, why are you taking it? Because her top hair of her body is black, shiny, so pretty. It's just under the legs, on her stomach, at her four paws, and under the tail. You know, they don't have it, she doesn't have it anyplace else. And I bathe her, I bathe her, she's my baby. Yeah, well, and yeast is horribly itchy. Any human knows that. So it's a miserable thing. So definitely, and even some other kind of anti -itch remedies, you know, that we can use. I am using a lot of the canine atopic dermatitis immunoglobulin called CADI, and that helps a lot just to kind of stop the itch, to give pets relief while we're dealing with all the other things. Yes, I don't want to bite. I know that the steroids, they're going to hurt her a long time. And I say, what I'm giving to her is she's not going to be improving. That's why I hear you every morning. And I say on Sundays, and I say, I'm going to call because maybe I can go to the vet with some knowledge and say, hey, give me the yeast infection medication, take her away from the prednisone. Absolutely. And that makes it harder. The prednisone definitely makes it harder for her to fight these infections. So if we use it sparingly, just to kind of help relieve it, and then yeah, get her off that. I agree totally. So she needs to go to the vet and ask for something systematic. Is that right? Systemic. Systemic. A systemic and a yeast medicine. Yes, a yeast medicine. I will do that. Hopefully we can get her some good help and I wish you guys the best. Let us know how things turn out and hopefully we'll get her feeling and looking better and smelling better too. Thanks Wanda. Well, this portion of Animal Radio is underwritten by Fear Free Happy Homes. Don't forget you can get your fix of Animal Radio anytime you want with the Animal Radio app for iPhone and Android. Download it now. It's made possible by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, and everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com. And thanks, Fear Free, for underwriting Animal Radio.
A highlight from 1241. What Does It Mean When Your Favorite Drinking Buddy Is The Cat?
"Celebrating the connection with our pets. This is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. I'm going to go ahead and set the scene right now. Dr. Debbie is chowing down or drinking a drink I guess it's kombucha is that what you call that? Kombucha, yeah! It's a fabulous fermented drink that's got a little bit of vinegar it. to Any alcohol in it? Technically there's a warning on there yeah so but it's not like you drink it to get you know lit it's just it's just a natural process of the fermentation releases alcohols. Can I just say it looks absolutely disgusting. It is there's a sludge at the bottom and so you have to stir it but that's where the good stuff's at. You want that. Are there any redeeming factors of kombucha for animals? Can animals drink kombucha? You know because of the alcohol in there I've never heard of it actually being safe for for dogs but you know if we could develop one for dogs that would be appropriate. I guess the first thing would be would they like it because most kombuchas are kind of citrusy flavored or they have like you know different kind of additives to them that may not be appealing on the canine palette so we might have to find ways to make that a doggy attractant. I don't know. So there's no beef or chicken kombucha? Heck no. I wouldn't drink that. Is it good? Do you drink it because it's good for you? Yeah it's got a lot of live bacterial cultures that are good for your digestive tract. So it's actually in my opinion is better than yogurt because you can't get this amount of active cultures from just eating yogurt without the calories. This is awesome stuff. It's like 50 to 60 calories for a bottle. What about probiotics for pets because there's lots of those out there. That's true yeah and I think that there's a lot of probiotics out there. We just don't really know what cultures are necessarily the best cultures for dogs or cats or people even. I think they're still really looking at that and saying plus there's the problem of getting the probiotic in through the digestive tract and not have it digested. So there's got to be this kind of gets past the stomach and can actually do its work in the digestive tract so not all probiotics are the same. So where do you get this? Do you make it or do you buy it? Some people make it and I just buy it at the health food store, the grocery store. You could buy it everywhere now but it's definitely good for the gut and you know part of your immune system. So it's good for everything. I'm thinking about six years ago when you first came on to animal radio you used to come in with a diet Pepsi one. Yeah I've kind of evolved I'd say. Things have changed. You know who we're going to have on the show today is a lady who makes cocktails for animals for dogs and cats. Okay. I know this it sounds a little strange to me. Alcoholic? Well it's a pet winery and I don't think there's any alcohol involved. No there's no alcohol in it. I have a Fetch Me Noir and it looks like a bottle of wine. It really does. I have a Meow Sling and that Meow Sling looks like one of those little shots that you'd get on the airplane. And I also have a purgandy, a Fetch Me Grigio, a dog teeny, a cat teeny. A dog teeny and a cat teeny. Yeah about everything. I don't understand. So you can include your pets if you're having a party and do it in a safe way. Exactly. So for the holidays you're coming up you can pour a little martini gliese with a little bit of the puppy liquor in there and it'd be a safe alternative. They even have a bark brew if you know if your dog likes prefers beer instead. This is Barktober right? There you go. We're going to talk to this lady who's invented this stuff is that correct? She's coming up in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. What are you working on over there in the newsroom Lori? Got a very interesting story. How you you could think you have food poisoning but it's really your puppy that's making you sick. Okay it's your turn to reach out to Dr. Debbie right now in this portion of Animal Radio brought to you by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com and thanks Fear Free for underwriting Animal Radio. Hey Ted how you doing? Hey fine how are you? Good where are you calling from today? I'm calling from Los Angeles. The LA area listening on coast. How can we help you? The whole team is here for you. Oh thank you so much. I've got the problem with my dog. I've got a pit bull that was left me uh that was somebody my dog was going to sell and she hasn't sold and I've had the dog for years now and I can't get him to stop digging the backyard up. Everything is a nightmare. Okay.
A highlight from The Process is the Penalty with John Eastman and Rep. Andrew Clyde
"We're proud to announce our brand -new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you. Life and religious liberty. We join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Hey everybody, it's Hannah Charlie Kirk show. Andrew Clyde joins us to talk about trying to defund Jack Smith. And John Eastman, a victim, a target of the out -of -control regime, joins us to continue to discuss. As always, you can email me directly, freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast by opening up your podcast application and type in charliekirkshow, that's charliekirkshow. As you get involved with Turning Point USA, it's the most important student movement in the country. So go to tpusa .com, that is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy, his spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. Joining us now is Representative Andrew Clyde. Congressman, thank you for joining us. He tweeted out, the American people gets to decide who wins the White House, not the deep state. We must defund the left, sham prosecutions against Donald Trump. Republican lawmaker unveils push to block funding for Trump prosecutions, obviously, but this was met with opposition by 16 Republicans. Inexplicably, we will name their names shortly. Actually, we'll get to that. Congressman, thank you for joining us and tell us about it. Well, thank you, Charlie. It's great to be with you. Well, I think it's important that, as you said, the American people decide who our next president is going to be and not the deep state, not the weaponized government. And we are seeing time after time where the federal government is being used to prosecute a political candidate. That doesn't happen in America. That's kind of the conduct that you see in banana republics, where the sitting that those in power use their power to prosecute and try and throw in jail their political opponent. So these two amendments, so one would defund from the federal level any funds going to the prosecution of a presidential candidate between now and the November 24 elections, OK? And then the other amendment would do the same thing. It would deny federal funding to any state entity that does the same thing, that prosecutes a presidential candidate. It's very even handed, both Republican or Democrat. So what I'm trying to do is prevent the process from becoming the penalty here, because that's exactly what the left, the weaponized left is trying to do. Because you can't recover from the process. So how is this being met by and I was talking about actually when you tried to defund the FBI headquarters, we'll get that in a second. How is this being met by your more moderate Republican colleagues? Well, so far, for those that I have spoken to on the Appropriations Committee and in leadership, it's being met very positively. I think it's the right thing to do. There's still some work to be done. So I'm calling on all of my Republican colleagues to support these amendments. It's going to have to go into the Commerce Justice Science appropriation, which has not yet been marked up in our Appropriations Committee. I'm on that committee. And so I'll be offering both of those amendments and I expect that they will be approved and go into the base text of the bill. But then if we do a C .R. as well, you know, there's some qualifications for or any C .R. to go forward, in my opinion. Then it would have to be part of the C .R. as well. So I think it's very, very important that that all the Republicans get on board and support these amendments. So there was also a question about blocking the FBI's new headquarters. And is it true that 16 Republicans got in the way of that, Congressman, when you were attempting to do that? Tell us about it. Well, that was in the markup for the financial services and general government appropriation. And there is about six hundred and seventy million dollars that was set aside for the FBI's new building. It's about a little over half the amount that currently exists. The whole project is like four billion. It's going to be bigger than the Pentagon in size, which is absolutely ridiculous. The FBI does not need it by introducing an amendment to defund that six hundred and seventy million and to apply that to our national debt to pay off that portion of our national debt. And it did not pass in the in the appropriations process. We had 16 Republicans that voted against it. Now, I'll tell you that after that vote, there were some that came to me and said, hey, I think I made the wrong vote. And we're going to give them another opportunity when that actual appropriation comes to the House floor. I'm going to introduce the same amendment again. And I think there will be some change of heart, I believe, when it comes to their vote on that amendment on the House floor. So, yeah, there was a list of 16 Republicans that resisted it. Is that correct? And I want to that is correct. OK, so I want to name them. And if I have the wrong list, correct me. But it looks as if it's Steve Womack, David Valadeo, Mike Simpson, Hal Rogers, Daniel Newhouse, Julia Letow, David Joyce, Ashley Henson, Kay Granger, Scott Franklin, Jake Elsie, Mario Diaz -Balart, Juan Siscamani, Jerry Carl, Ken Calvert, Mark Amati and Robert Alderholt. What what possible reason could they give you for opposing that? Well, not a lot of them gave me a reason at all. But, you know, mind you, some of them came to me after the fact and said, hey, you know, I think I made the wrong choice. Why? Because they were hearing from their constituents. The FBI does not need a new building. I mean, they've got one point two billion dollars set aside, six hundred and seventy or so million in financial services, general government appropriation and another five hundred some million in the commerce justice science appropriation. So I think these folks will probably take a strong second look when the amendment comes onto the House floor for the FBI bill. And I believe that that there will be some change of votes. I really do. And I hope so, because that's the right thing to do. The FBI has been so weaponized as of in the last couple of years under this current administration. There is truly a two tiered system of justice here. We are seeing it time and time again when you have the treatment of Hunter Biden and then you have the treatment of President Trump. And all of those who support the conservative voices that are crying out. So I think we're going to see some different votes here. So let's now focus on September 30th. This looks to be the big day, right? So a previous Congress punted it to really, really neuter you guys. So this date has been on the calendar for quite some time. So you're inheriting a previous Congress's funding deadline, September 30th. What are you guys willing to do? Our position on this program, no short term funding bills, line in the sand. We need a fight. We gave you guys a majority for a reason. Where's your head at? What are the asks? Are you willing? How close to the line are you guys willing to get? Walk us through it. Well, I'll tell you, first off, you know, we've known the September 30th deadline has been here for a long time. And we promised as Republicans that we would bring 12 appropriation bills out of committee onto the House floor. And I expect us to do that. I expect us to keep our word. I'm on the Appropriations Committee. I'm certainly willing to be there from from today until the very end of September so that we can get all these, the rest of the appropriation bills across the finish line. Ten of them have come out of committee already. We've got two left to deal with in committee, both the Labor Health Human Services Education Appropriation and the Commerce Justice Science Appropriation. Those are the two we have left in committee. But we've got 10 that are available to go to the House floor. Actually, one already has the Milcon VA passed in July. So we've got nine that can go immediately to the House floor and get a vote. We need to be doing that to keep our word. Any short term continuing resolution, though, cannot be an unqualified or blind or what they call clean CR. Otherwise, we are simply promoting the policies of the policies and the spending levels of Nancy Pelosi. And that's wrong. I will never support that. And I'll tell you, a significant number of Republicans will not support that either. Well, that message needs to be heard loud and clear by the leadership. So just really quick, Congressman, and I just I'm hearing different things and I've always gotten along with Speaker McCarthy and I still do. But there's whispers that there might be a vote to vacate. Are you hearing that from other members? Well, I will tell you that a clean CR or an unqualified CR, it will risk our majority and therefore it will risk the speakership. I think what you're seeing is is the country gave us the majority to change the direction, change the course of Congress. We had the speakers fight in January, which I think fundamentally changed the way Congress operates. And I think that has to continue or we will truly jeopardize our majority and we will jeopardize Kevin McCarthy as speaker.
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"Celebrating the connection with our pets this is Animal Radio featuring your dream team veterinarian Dr. Debbie White and groomer Joey Vellani and here are your hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. Well this is the show where we celebrate the animals that we love that are family and for most of us they may be dogs, cats, fish, birds, horses but for one lady it's a duck. She has a pet duck. Why not? And she's going to be joining us on the show today to tell us what it's like to have a pet duck in just a few minutes right here on Animal Radio. Let's see oh it is also week four of our new pet product special featuring the latest goodies and gadgets for you and your pets and we'll have giveaways today of today's item. Lori what are you working on over there in the newsroom? There's some interesting new research out that there's nothing definitive yet but there are hints and they are studying it if it's possible that by you kissing your pet you could make that pet heavier.
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"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW, it's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys, it is Saturday, August 26th, and that means it's time for the weekly recap. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, welcome back to the weekend. We have a lot of follow ups today. For a summer week, there was kind of a lot going on. And so let's dive in with a follow up to the most dramatic news of the week, which was certainly the indictment of Roman Storm and Roman Semenov in relation to their operation of the tornado cash protocol. You will remember that the pair are charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit sanctions violations and conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Storm has been arrested and has already been granted bail. Semenov remains at large, but was added to the sanctions list personally. Now, the arrest caused an outcry across the crypto industry, with many appalled at the apparent attack on privacy, open source development and crypto infrastructure more broadly. Others, however, pointed out, and this was especially after the initial takes had cooled, that contrary to the popular industry take, the pair seemed to have not just been charged for merely writing code, but rather for willfully aiding money laundering by North Korean hackers, the Lazarus Group. Cryptocritic Row Rider tweeted, Now, of course, that claim and that assertion will be subject to much test in courtrooms in the future to come. The indictment has definitely raised serious questions about the government's approach to dealing with cybercrime. Some, for example, are suggesting that this represents a chapter in an ongoing fight against digital privacy. Rohan Gray, assistant law professor at Willamette, who is no fan usually of cryptocurrencies, said, I generally strongly agree with the claim that profiteering off these platforms makes the moral high ground much harder to maintain. But one, governments are considering criminalizing end to end encryption and other privacy tools, and two, PGP Zimmerman prosecution happened, so not sure fully convinced. Another topic of conversation is that some are pointing out that despite over four years of sanctions against North Korea, and even longer against other nations, little appears, at least from the outside, to change. DeFi Pulse co -founder Scott Lewis said, Now, at the very least, this case should see some of these issues robustly defended in court. Roman Storm has retained premier crypto criminal defense lawyer Brian Klein. Klein defended Virgil Griffith when he was accused of violating sanctions by traveling to North Korea to deliver a conference presentation about using crypto to evade sanctions. He has also represented Eric Voorhees, Kraken, and Block One in their dealings with the SEC. Attorney Collins Belton writes, Now, in an ironic demonstration of how impotent the approach of going after developers rather than hackers is, shortly after the arrest of Roman Storm, the FBI warned that Lazarus Group was attempting to cash out. On Tuesday, the FBI put out a warning to crypto firms that the Lazarus Group had moved $40 million worth of Bitcoin and were likely seeking to sell. The agency released a list of newly funded wallets which had aggregated funds, behavior that typically occurs as a prelude to those funds being deposited on an exchange. The Bitcoin was traced from the recent $60 million Al Halpo hack and the $37 million Coin Spade exploit. Crypto security expert Taylor Monahan was furious about the whole thing. In one instance, she tweeted, More crisply, she wrote, D .P .R .K. moved another $40 million literally as the U .S. arrested its own builders and circle jerked around how much they've checked notes impacted D .P .R .K.'s ability to move money. Moving on to our next update for an industry beleaguered by exchange folly, all eyes have been on and continued to be on Binance, and it appears that payment firms continue to turn away from them. On Thursday, Reuters reported that MasterCard is planning to sever ties with Binance and halt crypto card services in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Bahrain. The shutdown will affect Binance linked MasterCards, which allow users to spend their crypto. MasterCard will close the service on September 22nd, and the firm said that other crypto linked cards will not be affected. One bright spot this week for Binance was the announcement that MoonPay would offer Binance U .S. a solution to its lack of payment rails. The firm will allow customers to purchase Tether using debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay, and then convert it into crypto using the exchange. Users will also be able to off ramp into U .S. bank accounts. Binance U .S. was, of course, forced to suspend dollar deposits after losing banking partnerships in June, going crypto only since then. The big question will be whether there are any customers left. Binance U .S. is currently recording just 10 million in daily volume, according to CoinGecko. By way of comparison, Coinbase has around 1 .15 billion in daily volume, and Kraken records about 500 million. Now, both of those firms operate internationally, so have some additional volume from offshore, but the difference is still clearly several orders of magnitude. Another Binance story that people are trying to make heads or tails of is that leaked communications from Binance show that staff have been contacting crypto projects with low liquidity over the past week. The exchange has asked for details of market making arrangements. Binance further asked if projects would be willing to place between 1 and 5 percent of their circulating supply in savings accounts on the exchange, which are subject to being lent out to traders. The rationale is that additional supply ready to be borrowed could allow traders to boost liquidity. If projects did not want to disclose their market making relationship or contribute tokens, Binance asked for an explanation why. A Binance spokesperson said that this outreach was part of a, quote, ongoing risk management initiative and claimed that this communication only reached a small number of firms with low liquidity, which could expose users to risks, including, they said, potential market manipulation. The spokesperson said, quote, The main purpose of our risk management outreach is to encourage project teams to take the recommended steps required to enhance their liquidity protection. Engaging market maker support is one way to enhance such protection. Now, for all of the speculation that there are nefarious explanations for this or that it represents Binance running out of coins, Matt Batsenelos, the founder of Glass Market, seemed to think it was perfectly normal. He said, We see this as a net positive for exchanges to be monitoring market makers to ensure they're providing liquidity. Speaking of exchanges and liquidity, the FTX bankruptcy team has tapped Galaxy Digital to assist with asset management as the firm begins to look at liquidations of their crypto holdings. FTX wants to begin selling, staking and hedging its crypto holdings, which make up over three billion dollars of the estate's assets. The plan at this stage is to return funds to customers in fiat rather than in Bitcoin or ETH, so hopes that some careful trading can help maximize value for creditors. In a court filing made on Wednesday, FTX outlined their plan. The filing explained that, quote, hedging Bitcoin and Ether will allow the debtors FTX to limit potential downside risk prior to the sale of such Bitcoin or Ether. Staking certain digital assets will inure to the benefit of the estates and ultimately creditors by generating low risk returns on otherwise idle digital assets, end quote. The firm signaled that the SEC approved investment advisor, which forms part of the Galaxy Digital Group, as an appropriate partner in this endeavor, stating that, quote, Galaxy Asset Management has extensive experience in areas relevant to digital asset management and trading, including with respect to the types of transactions and investment objectives contemplated. The filing also disclosed that FTX is concerned that selling all of their crypto holdings in one go would impact markets dramatically. They proposed placing selling decisions with expert market participants to figure out how to mitigate that risk through weekly sale limits or other trading strategies. Galaxy Digital had also previously disclosed that it had tens of millions tied up in FTX when it collapsed, raising questions of conflict of interest, which were addressed in the filing. The request is currently before the bankruptcy court, which will need to approve the decision before the plan can move forward. The hearing is scheduled for September 13th, and under the proposed plan, FTX will give creditors 10 days notice before the dumping begins. Summing up the feeling of just about everyone was Hal Press at Northrock LP, just what we needed weekly sales of half a billion aggregate amount of majors. Still, the best tweet award goes to CMS Holdings, who wrote, Do we think Novo gets a sleeve of the FTX bankruptcy legal team's logos? But with that, let's shift over to more positive, forward looking stories. Bitfinex have announced the successful API integration with Vakif Bank, one of the largest banks in Turkey. This will allow Turkish customers to deposit Lira into exchange accounts for free directly from their bank accounts. Now, hold aside whatever feelings you might have about Bitfinex or Tether or anything associated with them. Coming from the perspective of Turkish citizens, this is a positive development. This week, the Central Bank of Turkey surprised analysts by raising its main policy interest rate from 17 .5 % to 25 % in a bid to tackle rampant inflation. Economists polled by Reuters had expected a smaller hike to 20%. The central bank recently revised its annual forecast from 22 .3 % to 58 % inflation for this year, with official statistics for July showing inflation at 47 .8 % on an annualized basis, meaning these rates are still massively negative. The Lira saw peak official inflation over 80 % last year after President Erdogan fired three consecutive central bank governors between 2019 and 2021 as inflation shifted up above 15%. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, after years of monetary dysfunction, Turkey has become a major market for crypto adoption. Indeed, internal Binance documents leaked earlier this month showed that Turkey was the third largest market for the exchange behind China and South Korea. Bitfinex has been pushing hard into regions undergoing currency distress lately, last month, for example, launching a peer -to -peer platform for users in Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela. Another company in the news this week having changed the arrangement around USDC is, of course, Circle. Circle have announced support for USDC across six additional blockchains. USDC will now be available on Polygon, Base, Polkadot, NEAR, Optimism, and Cosmos via the Noble Network. This expansion of availability was hinted at earlier in the week during the announcement that Coinbase would be taking an equity stake in Circle. As part of the announcement, the company said they would be winding down the Center Consortium, which was a self -regulatory body which governed USDC, and that Circle will now act as the sole governance organization for USDC. These new additions bring the number of blockchains using USDC up to 15. Now, some viewed the week's moves as an attempt to shore up USDC, which has been rapidly losing market share to USDT over the past five months. USDC's circulating supply has dropped by 40 % since the banking crisis in March, which temporarily threatened a small portion of Circle's reserves. That said, the stablecoin is still firmly the second most popular stablecoin in the industry with a current supply of $25 .8 billion. Aviva Litan, a senior blockchain analyst with Gardener, questioned whether adding networks would stem the bleeding for USDC, stating that, The bottom line is money is flowing out of the chains, and support for more chains won't make it flow in. However, one integration that was also announced this week could potentially see some moves in that area. On Wednesday, Solana Labs announced that they would be integrating their Solana Pay Network into e -commerce giant Shopify. This will allow online shoppers to check out using USDC. Josh Fried, head of commerce business development at the Solana Foundation, said, When thinking about this integration, we chose a stablecoin because merchants and consumers think in dollars. It creates a much simpler entry point when pricing is in a currency consumers and merchants naturally understand. Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Circle, tweeted, Maybe there's something to stablecoin payments after all. Companies whose core business is extracting 3 to 4 % on merchant fees will face a reckoning in the decade to come. Maybe merchant processing fees will settle in at something closer to 20 to 30 basis points, built around tech fees. Looking globally, HashKey will begin offering crypto trading to retail customers in Hong Kong from Monday. The firm was the first crypto exchange to obtain a license to service individual traders under the newly introduced regulatory regime. Initially, only Bitcoin and Ethereum markets will be offered, and retail customers will be limited to investing up to 30 % of their net worth. That restriction, obviously, is a new part of regulations that could prove extremely difficult to enforce. HashKey's CEO, Livio Wang, said of the limited offering, We thought it'd be better to be more prudent. In a bearish market environment, there could be higher risks trading the so -called altcoins, so we hope to offer tokens that come with relatively lower risks at first. The exchange will support deposits in Hong Kong dollars and US dollars. Wang also said that customers from mainland China will be strictly prohibited using IP bans. Lastly, closing on a shifting of tone, Dan Morhead is done with crypto winter. The Pantera Capital founder published a letter on Tuesday which noted just how long crypto markets have spent in the red. The period from August last year until this June was the longest period of negative year -over -year returns for Bitcoin, clocking in at a brutal 15 months. Prior to that, the longest period of negative returns was in 2015 at just under a year. The negativity can't last, according to Morhead, who wrote, Our view is that we've seen enough. There's just so long markets can be down. We believe the combination of recent positive events, the XRP ruling and endorsements by BlackRock at all, in addition to the Bitcoin halving expected to occur in April 2024, provide a strong setup for the next bull market in digital assets. And I will say, friends, on this late summer weekend, if that's just hopium, hand me the pipe. Until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
"hal" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"He's also written a whole bunch of books and co authored books with miracle morning. This miracle morning that and actually, if you're watching the video, I will only a couple of you are. If you're watching the video behind him, he's got like all of these signs behind him for all of these books that he's written. Actually, randomly, I was an affiliate. I was a speaker at an event once upon a time. And I affiliated for that event because in the past, I was friends with this guy named Michael blanc. And he learned that I had affiliated for other people and brought a ton of butts in the seats and so Michael just asked me if I could find some people to come to his event. And we got several. And I had the honor of just sitting down with Hal for dinner because of that. So how was the speaker? I was a speaker, and then we all got to go up to the top of this. I don't know if it's a rooftop bar, but basically way, way way up with beautiful views and the cool thing that I want you to know is how is the real deal? He's just a really cool guy down to earth guy and you learn so much from him. So today in this interview, we're definitely going to talk about his podcasting journey, but there's other crazy things that has happened to him and how he overcame it with cancer, losing weight, trying different ways of approaching life and just his spirituality is real interesting. So I hope we can get into a bit of that. But I want to start here in December of 19, something happened with Hal that really made it difficult for him to go on, right? And the interesting thing is he kept his content on his podcast going, even through a year or two of just dark hours.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"On Joe Rogan. There was a joke, there was an episode. So I guess, you know, I should probably rethink it. Maybe something that I've been saying for years is true, isn't true. You know what? Now that you bring it up, someone says Sarah goes, I love when Hal trolls the troll. Well, you know, again, trolls used to be a thing. Trolling used to be an industry. It used to be able to do something with it. It used to be able to type something in and people would get upset. I can't imagine how like ball shrinking it is to experience the post troll days. You know, it's like somebody like, well, I invested in trolling back in 2015, but then the bottom fell out in 2018, and I lost my shirt. Yeah, but page stamps is right just frogs. She listens to InfoWars. And by the way, that's not natural, though, Paige. Those are not naturally gay frogs. Not something in the water that's turning them gay. So it's not, no, I still stand by what I said, Paige. God damn it. Well, there are, I think there are bisexual dogs though. No, no, dogs DJ AF. What? Yeah, D 8 GF. They don't dogs don't give a fuck. It's not, it's not gay or straight. It's dick dominance. When you don't, when you don't have opposable thumbs, nature gives you a lot of options. Right? Dogs, yeah. Yeah. Horny toads are by. Shame on you, Walt liquor. Yeah, we've cut roderick. We've covered it today. Ball tanning and gay lizards. What more could you want? Yes. Am I? Yes, of course. That's why I love having hell on it's fun to talk about these ridiculous things. With how. How's that be giggling this whole show? And other people are selling you at the end of the world. How.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Yeah, okay, you're on the list with somebody with a gun. That's what it's a militia. They're in fucking war. Like, they got a problem. You have AK-47s run around harkey. Can't fucking run around Nashville with them. Well, yeah. If people are fucking trying to go to work, go to the fucking waffle House and go see a band and go to college and get something to eat. We don't need fucking AK-47s around. There's no one from Knoxville isn't raiding Nashville right now. And how about it? Could I talk to Hal Billy on this? Because I think he would have a better perspective. That's possible. Hold on. Let me see if he's in. Yeah, I want to go Billy about all this. Because I got to get his take because he's because how Billy's kind of like the people I hang out with at the pub. I'm on a personal level. I think he might be offended. Hearing that? But I will check. That is a very strong chance. I'm going to tell you what. Don't you whip that shit out of me, son, 'cause I've been working out. I've been working on. I've been doing chest and biceps and all this stuff. You didn't recognize it. I got redneck muscles, man. I come for you. Come on. But wait, help. How Billy, how do you feel about the name is fake is? Because how do you feel about you feel? How do you feel about how do you feel about mom? How do you feel about Washington changing their names from the Redskins to the commanders? What do you think we didn't win the war? I mean, honestly, all these people who want Robert E. Lee statues when the south fucking lost, now they want the Redskins to get a piece on the board. We should call them the commanders. We won. We took this land, man. Think about it. Why should the Redskins get to claim one of our teams? They lost. Use your fucking logic, man. Think about this. Don't ask somebody at the pub. Well, how about this one? Cleveland has changed their name from the Indians to the guardians. How do you feel about that? Well, you know, I think I'm for it. Again, because I.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Half these assholes try to vote twice. Look at the people in the villages. They tried to vote for Trump twice. They think they're special. Who's the politician that of that claim that he was living in some shitty trailer? I think. Yeah, Mark better. Yeah, there's a Kevin. No, it was Mark Meadows. Yeah. Hey, hell. Forget. No, it was Mark Meadows. Walt liquor said, Hal said Biden's points would go up. He was right again. So there you go. And thank you, Dennis Lewis, for the $2. And I got to go because I got to pick up my son from school, but and you'll, this is something that you'll look forward to. You know, you know, he has his learners from it. So I've been thinking of driving. That's amazing. So please come back again because I have tons more questions, but I got to get going. You know, I'm already over. Yeah, understood. Are you streaming today? Yeah, I'll be on in a little under an hour. I got after we're done. I got to plug my stuff in and get everything up and run running. Do my show. Yeah, do it because you've been blurry and sometimes, you know, even your audio has been going. I know, I'm trying to fix it. I just rolled in here because I was a timing thing. So yeah. I'll fix that. I've got basically 45 minutes to try and clean up. All right, man, I love your brother. I insist. All right, talk to you later. Have fun. Good luck. Don't crash. All right, I'll see you then. All right, the great house bars go and watch this show that will be starting in 45 minutes and you can get more of how brilliance, which, you know, I can get more of now that I'm done with the writing gig and I off the road after being in Cabo and in Florida. So I'm finally, so I'm finally back on my regular schedule, which has been quite shaky as of late. And then Hal's off his nerd hand cruise ship that he was long. Okay. I want to thank my guests today, Richard ojeda and Hal sparks. I want to thank my moderators, Nikki B and Benny loco. Although, I don't think I saw Benny local here today. I also want to, I want to thank all of you for your super chats, including Dennis Louis get thanks for the 5 bucks. Hey John, how was your flight home from Florida? Did you get COVID again? No, I didn't, but just to give you an idea, I was staying at Scott the engineers condo. He had to freaking go play golf at 6 15. My flight wasn't till ten 30, but he's got his dog Winston Salem. You know, can't be left alone. I would like, especially with a stranger like me 'cause he's just bark some barks and he's old and he gets, you know, he gets scared. So I had to leave. I go to the airport. I think, all right, I'll hang out at the pub there. So I have like an hour or two to kill. So I'm just drinking a cup of Bloody Mary. Well, one Bloody Mary and some beers. And then.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"That was a trip. Yeah, we'll do it again. He's got to tell me some stories about Howard though. Yes, I definitely will. I definitely don't. I'll tell you what, I'll have you on my beer on the balcony and you know, and you and I and I'll just tell I'll spill my guts about a lot of stuff. All right. Sounds good. All right, brother. All right. What a great show today. That was a lot of fun. With brownfield bukowski and Hal sparks and I hope you all enjoyed the show. This will be my last show. At least this month from my mother's beautiful house and Long Island as I will be heading back to California tomorrow and then I'll be broadcasting again from the beautiful California. So I will see you on Thursday at noon PST. And we'll probably do a beer on the balcony on yeah, probably on Thursday after the noon show. And yes, Mark, Thursday at noon. And then, but that'll be from California and then we'll I'm ready working on new guests for that show. I had some guy going John. I love you, I love your show. I'm a big fan, but you don't have anything you guess and I'm like, yeah, all right, and then it all came together with me and rod. Even though I have new guests all the time, I had Marcus flowers on. I mean, I always have new people on. You know, I have the best of the new and the old. That you guys have been great. And I'll see you all on Thursday at noon, PST. And that's all for today. This is stuttering John saying, I hope you had a great holiday. And I'll see you on Thursday. Stunner and John saying.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Yeah. That is a true mental. I don't know how to thank you for it. Oh, well, you'll have to think of something. I don't know. But I didn't do it for the thanks, but I was like, because some of the people in your chat even were asking like, make sure to get it set up so that John can do stars. And I was like, okay, yeah, and we did it. It took a bit of clicking around. Facebook, Facebook does everything it can to keep you from getting paid. They really do. They're dicks about it. And don't they make money from it too? Yes, but they pay you out. So they would rather have you not sign up for it. They put ads on stuff and they just take it. They get, they get a surcharge on it, but there's a look at that. You got a super sticker in YouTube. See, that's the real deal. That's what my attorney. That's nice. It's a refund on being wrong about the rittenhouse care. Thank you, Michael, for the 25. That's great. So anyways, yeah, so it works now and you're all good and what's incredibly nice Christmas present Michael. You know, I mean, I didn't expect that. But then I didn't have a chance to clean up and I'm like, oh no. Hal's just gonna come over here and I didn't bring it up. I didn't bring you brought it up. It's okay. It's okay. I'm going Hal's gonna come over here what the. Does this guy have a hero to work cleaning? Yeah, I brought a girl home. The other night. And we go to my living room. And she goes, and she goes, you know,.
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Because they have to give you at least I think after minimum like 600 bucks to appear. Yeah, they fat heart lead me in and I'm now a member of the screen actors guild. I have been for a couple of years. I'm one of their top earners. I'm doing a lot of work on The Walking Dead. I have to wear as little, I wear, and this is my claim fame. Our less makeup than any actor on The Walking Dead. You can check it. Check it. Check call them up right now. It's taft Hartley. It's not fat Hartley, by the way. I just wanted to come I don't know that chick who handed me the form was pretty she was bulbous. I liked her. She was all right. So what are you doing? It was a very small office and I had to slap her and ride the wave out. That's how I escaped. What do you do with all this money that you get from all these shows? Snorted? I mean, well, I crushed it. Then I snorted. I mean, I bought buddy, never mind. Look, I built a stale. That's all you need to know. Okay. Just before I let you go out, Billy. Thank you. Who is your favorite president of all time? Oh, that's easy. Come on, man. You gotta give me a Garfield. Garfield. Yeah, only president with cat named after him. I had a feeling you were gonna say that hell, Billy. I know, I know. But you could probably tell I'm a big fan. All right. I want to talk and so. I mean, don't get me wrong. I love them Hoover towns when they were made out good and Donald Trump did a real good job trying to make some of them Hoover towns again. They would have been really nice. I'd been a real upgrade for me. But hey, look how Billie, Luis, thanks for the jukeboxes stuttering John and Hal Billy should do a tour show. I don't have to check with parole. I got a there's like this is weird. Most people have to check if they can leave town, you know, go visit relatives, stuff like that. My whole county set up one of them electronic dog fences. And I have a cop shock call her own that just every time I try to go to Kroger's, give me a big old. And I like it, and I shop so fast. I'm just running to get all the stuff to my. My brain is going to birth in flame. And then I run back into county. That's the only thing I can do. So if I do go on tour, you have to put me in the lead line container to get me out of town. A lead line, so they don't see the ankle bracelet. That's right. Well, did the cock track collar? Yeah. That's not a wrangle. It wouldn't, my ankles are too skinny. Well, let me ask you one last thing..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Yeah, is that his legacy as of right this minute is that he saved ObamaCare twice. If Dobbs goes the wrong way and he's not able to get Gorsuch because it's going to have to be Gorsuch to come over to his side and psi with the three liberals with Kagan, Sotomayor and breyer and form a block of 5 to four to keep roe V wade and Casey. So the right to pre viability abortion, but roll it back to 15 weeks or get rid of the viability. Line, which I think is the best we can hope for. We have abortion as a pre viability right women have that right. And it's a constitutional right, but we roll it back to 15 weeks, as opposed to 24 now. That's the best we can do. If he doesn't do that, and it goes the other way, 6 to three. And there is no longer a constitutional right to pre viability abortion, which is the removal of a right for the first time in a 150 years by a Supreme Court. That's his legacy. And he knows it. He knows he will forever be the chief justice where abortion was outlawed. As a constitutional right. Wow, and on that note, hold on. I want you to say hi to house sparks. Now Michael. I do have to say one thing. You and you and Hal had a different opinion on the outcome of the Kyle rittenhouse case. And I was right, Mike. Yeah. He's a better lawyer than I am a stand up. That's just the way it works. Yeah. As a lawyer, I make a great stand up. I mean, it was sort of unfair and awaited circumstance anyways because I was well ahead of everyone else in general. Like I just knew everything as it were. I think I probably of the three of us probably watched the most of that trial and the Aubrey trial. And have been tracking the Jussie Smollett nonsense. And so on a stack of things, you know, I just have I think I have more facts in my corner just to draw from in the craziness that all these things were, because that's the reality. And I also think too much and this goes to your kind of point about the Justice Department is a lot of there's been a phrase that's been around for a long time, justice denied a delayed is justice denied..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"He's been dude. He was on flash point. Yesterday the right-wing Christian, Kenneth Copeland, television show with like gene the Jesus machine and landing walnuts and the Mario scario and Hank Cooney coon, the four horsemen of the ass pocalypse. And there's these preachers that are all from all over the country and they have like they're like the view of religious hypocrisy. And they get together and they do the show. It's called flashpoint. And the host is this guy gene something or other he's a pastor. I call him gene gene the Jesus machine. Mean gene the dancing machine. That's right, yeah. I'm so reverence. God show reference. That's right. That's right. So which honest to God, I have to be on. I was so young when that was on, that it's marvel reference to confessions of a dangerous mind. If you've ever seen the movie, which is, you know, about the host of the chuck barris, who was the host of the gong show who is, according to his telling of his life, it was a spy for the CIA. And the stuff he did on the dating game company people on dates. He was actually like killing for the CIA. Hilarious. And Sam Rockwell is fantastic in it. Meanwhile, this show, I always is the ass end of the Internet. Like, you get on Fox News. That's on cable networks. Newsmax and OAN and then it's like this RS BN. It just takes this shit over time. And way at the bottom is flashpoint. Flashpoint is like you're in the sewer pipe of the Internet on as far as if you're going there for an interview, you're in deep shit. And if you're on there selling a picture book as a former president, you're in deep financial shit. I love the tweet that someone, someone tweeted out and he goes, this book, this book stops at chapter 11. Yeah, I mean, that's been running joke about the art of the deal. You know, whatever, Jenny, it only has 13 chapters or whatever that kind of shit. Thanks for the 6 60 60s says great scene you again how on behalf of the chat room, can you please enable your hillbilly filter oh, yeah, let me see. I don't know if I've got this set on here. Give me one second. I'll see if I can do that. Thank you. Hal Billy. How Billy, everyone's asking for her. Okay. I'll see what I can do. It's going to take a second. I retweeted your Don Junior. I don't know if you saw it, I just wrote. You're a fucking hysterical brother. Thanks, man. Yeah, I need to start posting more of those more of the clips and stuff on my Twitter feed because I really just don't. And we have lots of them and they're all awesome. And hold on. I'm doing this as we speak. So this is mad. Everybody's writing how Billy and the chats now. Yeah. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen you've seen the Hal Billy stuff, I think, having you. Rocks. Yeah, it's hard to do. Well, there we go. It's hard to do in the setup of this thing. There we go. And then we'll go to this. It's me just clicking around. There's that. And then almost there, hang on. See if I can do this..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"There's a photograph, right? It's a photo guy that says, hey, here's Donald Trump signing the bill and it's so bummed. Right. Hey, I've done so Hal says John Hal loves hurting our brains. How goes home and giggles like a girl after it? No, I do not. I giggle like a grown man. But I will say that most of this stuff, especially when it comes up is largely the reason I know it is because I've heard so many people be wrong about it so many fucking times that I've had to show so many people how stupid their argument is that it just eventually, I'm like, I don't even have to look at fuck it up anymore. Like, you know what I mean? Like the VA choice accountability act of the 2014. Like I know when the fuck, I could draw the top of that page from memory with my eyes closed 'cause I've had to call it up so many times and show it on my live stream. And economics, you know, increasingly, I get pissing matches with people on the left about economic stuff because I just want to be honest about it. You know, you don't have to you're not, there's no reason to get into a fight where there is none. There are too many necessary fights to be had. And I couldn't be prouder of my Biden vote right now. I mean, honestly, like I get prouder of it every fucking day. It's just like it's getting done. And it's like he's killing it. He's killing it. I agree. And it will show over time. And that's where I don't care about the hubris that the right is showing right now. And it's so funny 'cause they're like, lumber prices. Remember lumber prices? That was the end of the world. But we can't be Friends with France anymore because we gave nuclear submarines to Australia. Oh, there's Biden and macaron shaking hands and now he's there he is. She used a French accent. It's dwindling over time. And what they're going to do is right now is that they're trying to just shit on Christmas. This is the big thing. Like Christmas is going to be a nightmare for everybody. They're making everybody dread Christmas. This is the goal. And I have news for you..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"And it always helps. You know, every month you're gonna lose a couple. So it always helps if you gain them back. Because, you know, keep in mind, I know there are these trolls who like to say, oh, John not going to D.C.. Really? Then why did I fly to New York, book a flight? So I can take an Amtrak to D.C., get the goods team to find me a crew, pay Adam hunter to help me write questions, really? Really? The only thing that told me up now is I just got back. I don't think I want to leave in another week, which is the only week they're available in November. And then I got to see what the schedule is in December because I am going to come out to New York. I believe to see my mom and family for Christmas, but probably going to be off the whole month. I might have to wait till January of February. To go to D.C., but guess what? Good. Okay, we have the first troll of the day, Russ. Good guy. Yes, Angie. I need help, cheer me up with positivity. You know, we all need some positivity. I'm so sick and keep those super chats coming too. You know, you know, I do four shows of freaking week. But before I bring in the great house, fox the return of my good buddy house sparks. He and I have both been traveling all over the freaking country. So it's nice to have Hal back, but let's just check in and see what's going on with last week and the Republican Party. When.
"hal" Discussed on The Loveish Podcast
"Save up. That ain't you. It's not you and first of all as mental health professionals. We shouldn't even be thinking of ourselves as like the savior of the client. Or whatever one of the things that i expressed to everybody who comes into my office is this is your journey. I'm just a facilitator. I'm here to point out what i'm noticing and to help you make sense of what's happening with you so it's not my job to tell you what to do is not my job to judge you for the choices that you do make even if they're against my professional advice when my job is to do is to provide a safe space for you to explore your feelings around all of that and that's the part that we gotta keep into perspective. It takes a whole lot of pressure off of me as it therapist to know that it is not my job to be responsible for your outcome. I'm not going to be putting work more than uses. I'm just not. I say it in different ways because you you just can't you simply can't put any more work than your clients. That's going to stress you out and honestly that's not even how you perform the most effective therapists so say this often. This is one of the biggest reasons. Why even start at the podcast. Because we're humans and you are a human says like being therapist does not mean that you don't have the space and the time to process your own thoughts in your own feelings in You know make sure that you're doing what you need to do for yourself. It doesn't excuse you from that the same work that you're expecting your clients to put in for you know self-awareness you've got to put that saying. Cancel baby gra because otherwise you don't know what you're projecting to your clients and again we just don't do our best work when it comes to working with our clients if we are not mentally well so in this series. We talked about all the different forms of well knows that it's more than just bub apps as more than you know just exercise at the gym. It's not one thing. Wellness is an overall state of being all right. So the first tip that. I got for my therapist. Today is assess your own mental wellness. So i kind of talked about this just a second ago diving even deeper into this. That means that you got to go to therapy. How you going to be telling people therapy saves lives at. You ain't of a sat on the opposite side of the cheer says hal..
"hal" Discussed on They Called This a Movie
"And i know i don't regret it i It's boring as fuck man. It really is third. Dc movie we've done right justice league suicide squad aside squad green lantern. Yeah i think this movie is one of the things where it's probably comic accurate and the comics are stupid and live. Action like yeah. It's stupid to see his powers not in some sort of comic or cartoon form to see him. Create a catapults or a race track and the helicopter is rolling around this race. Track that he's created. It's kind of stupid very stupid. It's a stupid power to have in its execution in this movie Where he he has to have these really. What's the word complicated. Ways of solving a problem lake. He creates a giant machine gun to shoot at para lax because he doesn't have any powers that could directly affect him right. It's just stupid. And i don't know how to solve the stupidity of it to be honest with you. 'cause the final on is he just plunges them in the face a giant green fist. And that seems like it's the most obvious and the most direct way using your powers but it's all so stupid too. I think the issue is the rang comics. And in this movie it can take the form of anything that the the wearer can think of anything and it's only limited by your imagination. Hal jordan's imagination is shit because he can't think of anything better than a gun sword Really a wall a brick wall brick wall come on your fighter jets. Yeah we get it. You're you're pilot all ties in in the comics. Jordan is the. He's very steadfast. He's he's very stern. There are way better green lanterns in the comics Gardener john stewart l. Rainer hal jordan is just like. He's very vanilla though in that aspect. He's very ryan reynolds very ryan reynolds. Yes very what's the word he's very. He's very safe and get this movie. You know. it's two thousand eleven graphics. Look terrible they look like they're avenue. Ps two game. I'll be generous. Ps three looks like it's out of a ps three game. Weird weird cuts between in this movie. Brian it'll be like hal jordan staring in the distance. And it'll cut to the green lanterns. Doing something then back to how we nothing. Then it'll cut between hal and What sars guard hector. Yeah our hector and cut to him screaming in pain. It's very disjointed. Yeah there's one specific scene where he's trying to learn about the lantern and the ring at its intercut between hit and hector doing the autopsy. And it's like you're undercutting bolt scenes right here. Your bolt scenes. Don't play well because you're cutting in between one one. And the other. And i know because this was linked because at that exact moment hector also gets the power from the the yellow power the fear power. And i guess they're making that connection but those scenes could play one and then the other and still be worked better than they doing this because like ryan reynolds is doing his ryan reynolds thing. Making jokes left and right. And then hector is cutting into supposedly the strongest warrior that the lanterns of seem ever basically like good. Yeah really given this guy. The the funeral deserves the proper sunday. I ryan reynolds yelling out by the power of grace skull. Yeah the two. The two things that i got out of. This was can't believe this is the movie that introduced ryan reynolds and blake lively. Because i mean good for them. They're good couple like talk about finding love in a hopeless place swore reaction was talking about. Yeah she she left the amc to seeing this. I can't believe that and again it's it's not a they call this movie episode..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"And before I let you go and thank you, page CM for the ten bucks. Please say hi to my next guesthouse house sparks. What's happening? I want to say a big hello to hell. We got to get hell on our show too. And before we sign off and let Hal take over the show and totally crush it. We did our live simulcast the other day of our show. Oh my God, like what's going on over there? Yes. I could be anyone you need me to be. I'm just saying. This is wrong. Honestly, terrifying technology. Holy. I can do anything. I'm just saying. On social media, it's going to require reaching all audiences. Fans are called the sparklers. Yes. So how? So we were doing our show live. And all of a sudden we got a flooded flooded with comments being like sparklers are here. That's right. And I was like, welcome. So excited to have you. What's a sparkler? And they were like, we're fans of Hal. I was like, oh my gosh, we love how thank you so much. So I just wanted to congratulate you on cultivating this ravenous wonderful name for a fantasy..
"hal" Discussed on Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons Podcast
"If you click that it will give you the full scoop but i want to make something really cool and collectible for patrons and for special friends of the show. I guess and Anyway i was really proud of where that turned out and i built. A website is kind of cool at us. This challenge going to actually generate secure pass. Phrases are real quick before we go. I actually have some really nice. I've got a bunch of new well. Three new reviews of the book and the podcast that i want to read. I said it would read them on the guys post him. It's really awesome that you do this because it makes a big difference for me so i appreciate it so i just want to say thank you by reading them out loud so at first ones from hal. And it's a five star reviews computer security that is easy to understand lots of good information about computer security and good practices to avoid the pitfalls of hackers and scams. If you use a computer and don't know much about computer security this the book for you. It's easy to read. Explain things and non jargon east understand ways and helps you maintain good practices while using a computer. The author also has a podcast which has many interesting topics and interviews that pertain to headlines on the news about computer security awesome. Thank you for that. And then one more book review from south be and it's five stars. Thank you says not just for newbs air useful for cybersecurity experts. If you've ever wondered. How can i protect my data and implement privacy insecurity measures now on my computer than get this book immediately. Other books will only teach you one thing wi fi hacking or python scripting applied to cybersecurity etc and books like that have their place but this book is by far the most immediately practical as far as implementing procedures to keep your data safe from big government and big tech. He'll show you practical steps to backup. Encrypt your data. Best practices for social media apps even procedures to get off credit card offer lists..
"hal" Discussed on Pretty Basic with Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz
"Well i've been keeping all my turner and hooch questions in but it can i bring them up now. I watched the trailer. I first of all cannot wait. The first thing that came to mind. I was wondering how was it like working with a dog. It's a great question i You know it's funny there's that old adage of don't work with kid actors dogs and like i'm a kid actor. Some totally disqualified from that hal at ten years old but when a dog is the best thing ever because it forces you to completely let go of whatever you rehearsed in the shower the night before being the moment. They're never gonna do exactly what you want them to do. But whatever they do is i. Oh actually really good advice for humans to you. That's so awesome to do. They have trainers trainers onset. Just working are there two dogs. Do you have a backup talk. If something happens to the i five stirs five. They they had. They all lived in their own house with the trainers. I mean it was probably like a That the real world dog edition. It was big brother. Big brother's justice. These dogs were so incredible. They each had their own special skills so like be. He was our elder statesman dog. If he was just good at like sitting around looking cute also when you hammer arm adami. Soccer publicity are only female dog. Who's literally so good at like picking up with her mouth and jumping really high so either really special skill that makes so much all five dogs playing the same role. They serve pushing him out. That much sense though. Because i'm sure there's you can't just wait on one dog to say if it's not going to say so like having the different specialties..
"hal" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"I mean, more conversation we had if you're on patreon by the way and you support me, it's easy to, you know, pop another five bucks job. First house Parks. Yeah, and vice versa. You know, once you're in there, you can pick like the nice thing to do is if you can't, like, I don't know. If I can do $20 a month for once are there's a little months or whatever, you'll find that if you just took like find five different people that are cool and you like them and you toss 5 or 2 bucks or 1 bucks, depending on what they have is their tears, you know? It's just once, you're in the system, you can pick like, I like these guys are my folks, and I support them or whatever. And I, I started my patreon because I, and really pushing it because I was trying to convince Steph, it was one of the areas where they were leaving money on the table, and they were always worried about advertising and they were always ice skating uphill, trying to save themselves from, you know, being wiped out as they got stations taken away from them by Bain Capital Mitt Romney's company, it was an active measure to get rid of progressive and liberal talk all over the fucking country. And so I was like look you guys can do this but I can't go and try to convince somebody. Yeah. Do that? It seems easy and until I get it myself off, And it was because of my patrons showing up staying on re-upping, raising their pledges, all that kind of stuff that they've done over time, that I've been able to go to people like John and other people go. Look, this is a girl thing. If you, if you, you know, build on it, there are people there who want to support and they have the means and wherewithal and if people can't, if there's just they don't have any money, they can't superchat, they can't pay whatever wage. That's okay. You don't have to install, you don't have to and the people who are patrons, you owe them a debt of gratitude because they are the one that they brought you to the party for free and that's great. So the people who are patrons especially in Super Chat people and anybody who subscribes on Twitch and the like you guys should you know, we need to be grateful to the subscribers and the other folks because they carry with them all the interview they bring plus ones all the time sometimes plus fives and plus tens into the chat room into the show. So that the programming is dead. And that's awesome. I don't want I feel like I sound like a fucking public television fundraising but it's true. It is true. And, and believe me, I appreciate all of them and that's why I am. So I have, great guess. I had rain Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy soon. I'm going to have Hal Sparks. I mean, it's like, I mean, really started, you're really starting to have great guests and so off, and who I love when he's great. Yes. Anyways. I was out on OSHA it, we love Rudy. Yeah, awesome. I mean, you know, I'm trying really, you know, something cool to sign off and then you go set it up and then we'll see on the other side of it, right. By the way, I'm guys on on Twitter, I just posted, there's a GoFundMe for the theater and Memorial services for my buddy, Rob, who passed his family and, you know, Robert Hall. Robert. So I I just posted it on my Twitter..