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A highlight from Eric Diaz's Journey From the University of Georgia to Coaching Rising American Alex Michelsen
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. We are here with Eric Diaz. You remember the name? Eric is son of Manny Diaz, coach of Alex Mickelson, Werner Tan, and right now has his own thing called tier one performance out in the Irvine area. Welcome to the show, Eric. How's it going? Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. It's great to be on. Great to be on. So I interviewed your dad probably about 2 months ago. That was, you know, we were poking fun about him redshirting Ethan Quinn, you know, not choosing not to play Ethan Quinn later. You know he wins NCAA the next year. It was kind of like, what were you thinking, right? Yeah, one of those tough ones. Oh yeah, it was kind of like, did you think he wasn't ready? Was he, did he think he wasn't ready? Like, you know, you probably could have won NCAA twice. That kind of thing but you obviously came from good tennis pedigree. So, I guess the first obvious question was what was it like growing up with your dad being Manny? You know, because I, it's hard not to take work home, right? Let's just put it that way. You're a tennis coach and a child of a tennis dad. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I think anybody that's been in tennis for a long time knows it's kind of a lifestyle a little bit. You know, there's definitely being the tennis coach and kind of, you know, working toward things but it's also, I don't know, the sport takes so much of you that sometimes, you know, it just feels like, you know, it's second nature. It's kind of a part of it. So, I mean, growing up in Athens, growing up around Dan McGill Complex was always a treat. That was back when NCAA's were kind of always hosted in Athens. So, I got to watch, you know, all the college greats. I grew up watching the Bryan brothers get, you know, sadly then they were kind of pegging some of our guys in doubles matches but, you know, it was really cool being able to sit court side, watch those guys and then, you know, be able to watch them on TV a little bit later. Really cool. Really cool experience growing up. Now, from a junior career, did your dad coach you your whole career or did he hire private coaches to sort of teach you technique? Because I know, you know, coaching at a program like UGA, it is very demanding and sometimes the children of the tennis coach lose out to the actual players and the people who are paying. So, did he coach you? How was that? You know, he coached me. I think he tried to coach me but at the same time, he also didn't want to put too much pressure on me to like, you know, really play tennis and go in. So, he kind of let it be my own thing. I started, I actually went to Athens Country Club, great little spot on the outside of Athens. Alan Miller was the main coach there. So, he helped me out a lot. He actually, he was on my dad's first, you know, assistant coaching team where they won a national title. I think he paired with Ola who now obviously has been with USGA for a while. I think they played doubles and I think they won a doubles title as well. So, I think Alan was a part of the first team championship and then he was also, you know, he won a doubles title there too. I think he might have won two. So, I spent a lot of time around him which was also, it was really cool. You know, it was a guy who was a part of the Georgia tennis family. Athens is really tight -knit like that and so it's special to be a part of that family both, I guess, through blood and through, you know, the alumni. It's cool. Now, let me ask you, did you ever consider going anywhere else, right? I mean, successful junior career, one of the top players in the nation, tons of options. You know, it could be like, you know, there's always sort of the, oh, his dad's going to give him a scholarship, right? You saw with Ben Shelton, you know, Brian Shelton. Obviously, he's going to look out for his kid. Did you ever aspire to like go to another top program or UCLA or Texas or Florida? I think growing up, you know, because I got to see all those teams play. You know, I remember in 1999, I looked up this guy who, he played number one for UCLA. I don't know, this guy showed up. I'm a little kid and he had half of his head was blue and the other half was gold and, you know, UCLA was firing it up. They were really good at the time. I remember that was my dad's first national title in 99. And, you know, ever since then, I really, you know, I looked up to the guys. Every now and then, I got to sneak on to a little travel trip and, you know, I got to see what it was like. But, I mean, for me, it was always Georgia. I thought Athens was a special place, you know, getting to see the crowds that they get there and being able to kind of just see the atmosphere of everybody caring about each other. You know, it was cool looking at other teams. You know, the Brian brothers had the cool Reebok shoes, you know, the UCLA guy with the different hair. But at the end of the day, it was always the dogs. It was always Georgia. So, I was really lucky when I got to be a part of that team and I got to kind of wear the G that, you know, through my junior years, I was always wearing it, you know, but I guess it was a little bit different when you're actually, you know, on the team and representing. I think it's a different feeling. Yeah. So, if you didn't go into tennis, what else would you be doing? Like, you know, I didn't, you know, I'm obviously coaching now, but I didn't go right into coaching. I went to work into pharmaceuticals like marketing, sales, you know, finance. It's always, I always find it interesting to say if I wasn't coaching, I got my degree, I would be doing this. Yeah. You know, if I was a little bit more prone, I think to just loving schoolwork and loving studying, you know, everybody's always told me that I would make a pretty good lawyer just because I'm a bit of a contrarian. I like to argue. I like to challenge everybody that's kind of around me. So, I'm always looking for a good argument. So, I'll go with that. Everybody's always told me, you know, maybe you should have been a lawyer. You argue a Hey, lot. well, I'm sure, I'm sure your tennis parents, right? The parents of the academy probably don't like that one, right? They like to be in control. They have the last say and be contrarian. A lot of the time they do. A lot of the time they do. Yeah. So, you're sort of like stepping out, right? Out of the shadow and you're now on the west coast out there in the with Irvine area tier one performance and quite honestly, making your own name. I know you've had opportunity to coach Alex Mickelson as well as, you know, Lerner, Tan who are both like doing real well, both like main draw this year at US Open. Tell me about the process of moving way west. Yeah. And starting your own thing. Well, you know, it kind of started with, you know, I took that leap and I moved away from home for, you know, the first time because obviously being born and raised and going to school at UGA. I took my first chance and I went to Boise State and I worked under Greg Patton for a year who I'd heard great things about and, you know, all were true. He's a great guy. I thought it was a fantastic experience. So, I did that for a year and then over the summer, the UGA swim coach's son that I kind of grew up with, he was in Newport and so I kind of came to visit and then, you know, all of a sudden the opportunity to be coaching out here, you know, came about and, you know, I did my due diligence a little bit. You know, I looked at the old tennis recruiting pages and, you know, I'm looking at all the talent over the last like 20 years and, you know, statistically, you look at the list and you're like, okay, you know, if I'm in this area and I give myself, you know, the right opportunities and I, you know, learn how to coach properly, you know, I feel like I've had some pretty good experience from some good mentors. You know, then I kind of thought, you know, okay, maybe I can kind of control my own destiny out here a little bit and, you know, over time, it's taken a lot but, you know, over time, I feel like I did get myself some pretty decent opportunities. So, when you first laid eyes on Mickelson, how old was he? He was 12. He was coming out to some point place. It was the first place I kind of rented courts. It was this old rundown beat up club but beautiful. There were some trees there. Nobody wanted it. The courts were kind of run down and everyone's like, oh no, nothing there and I was like, I'll take it. So, you know, it gave me space. It gave me courts. It gave me the ability to kind of try and market. I made things cheap so I could get a lot of kids out there and try and get a competitive environment going and luckily, you know, had a good bit of talent out there where, you know, the kids kind of attracted the kids and I was this young coach, 23, 24 and, you know, over time, you know, people started to kind of gain trust and realize, you know, this guy isn't that bad. So, you know, over time, it kind of, you know, worked in my favor and, you know, everything kind of worked out. I eventually switched clubs to a nicer one and, you know, you move up. You earn your stripes. Now, when you saw him, did you initially see, you know, like super talent because he won our ADK this summer and, you know, it was full of Steve Johnson, Su -Woo Kwong. It was Ethan Quinn. It was other names, right? Kanee Shakuri. And Alex, okay, you know, he got the USTA wildcard. He's a young kid. You know what I mean? Like, sort of under the radar and then he wins the whole tournament in finals Newport on the grass like a week later. So, did you see it right away? Was he like a typical kind of 12 -year -old throwing his racket, having tantrums? What was he like at 12? Alex has always turned on tantrums. But, you know, when he was 12, he was good. But, you know, I'll be honest, there were a handful of kids out there that, you know, Kyle Kang, who's had a lot of success. I saw him. Sebastian Goresney, who Alex won doubles with. There were a handful of others and, I mean, Alex, they were, he was good. If I thought that he would be this good, you know, at this point, I think I'd I don't think I saw that. But, you know, you definitely see that this kid's capable of playing at a pretty good level while he's young. And then, you know, as the years kind of go and then as you sort of see him and his personality kind of develop, you kind of recognize, you know, this, you know, this isn't too normal of a 16, 17, 18 -year -old kid. And then, you know, sure enough, eventually the results followed, which was pretty fun to watch. Yeah, I mean, I felt it was interesting because he was here with like his friend. Yeah. You know, not even like a coach, trainer, physio, nothing. Like him and his homeboy. Yeah. He didn't look like he played tennis. You know what I mean? So, yeah, it was like, it was interesting to show up without, you know, completing against guys who are here with like coaching that they're paying six -figure salaries and who are scouting, right? And for him to kind of move through the draw, honestly, I mean, you know, maybe he split sets once. Yeah. It was actually really interesting. He's an extremely competitive kid. And so, you know, throughout the last few years kind of as we've traveled to some events and as he's gone to some like by himself, you know, the whole understanding is, okay, how well do you really understand, you know, your day -to -day process? How well are you able to, you know, nowadays, you know, with challengers, everything you can stream, you can watch. So, you know, both myself and, you know, Jay, the other coach that's here and helping him out, you know, we watch, we communicate. But, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it was one of those big decisions, okay, are you going to go to college or are you going to go pro? And he's kind of weighing those two things. And it's, you know, if you really think you want to be a pro, show me. And so it's one of those things, luckily, when he's young, you know, you have the, you know, it's kind of freedom. If he loses some matches, okay, you're young. If, you know, you win some matches, okay, great. You're young. So it's one of those things where, you know, we really kind of wanted to see, you know, what he's able to do sort of on his own. How well can he manage emotionally? How well can he, you know, create some game plans and stick to his day -to -day routines? And he, I would say he passed. And did he officially turn pro? He officially turned pro, yeah. Yeah. So I know UGA was going to be where he was going. I know he was undecided this summer, but UGA was going to, was there a little bit of an inside man kind of happening here, right? You know, I mean, you know, I think that, you know, I'll definitely say, I think he had some exposure to hearing about, you know, some Georgia greatness. I think that for sure. But, you know, I'll say it was his decision. Ultimately, I tried to not put too much pressure or expectation on where he was going to go. You know, I think Georgia has a lot to offer. So I think, you gone that route, I think it would be, you know, I don't think we can really fail if, you know, you're going and you're trying to be a tennis player and that's a place you choose. I think it's a pretty good place. Now tell us about Lerner Tan. I'll admit as a player that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch too much. I had not watched him in the challenges at all. But was he also sort of in the program at a young age or did he just sort of come later on? My partner actually, you know, kind of helped him when he was young because Levitt Jay used to be incorporated at Carson, which was kind of where Lerner kind of had his, you know, beginnings. He was a little bit more, I guess I'll say, you know, his talent was Federation spotted, I guess you could say as to where Alex was kind of, you know, the guy on the outside a little figuring his own way. Lerner was kind of the guy that everybody kind of thought was, you know, the guy. Right. And so, you know, it's been fun kind of watching him, you know, see his transition, you know, from juniors to now, you know, kind of becoming, you know, the top of juniors, you know, winning Kalamazoo the last two years and his transition. It's been fun to see. So, you know, I've seen a lot of him out of the last, you know, two and a half to three years. So it's been, it's definitely been a different transition. I feel like, you know, it's a little bit fire and ice there. You know, Alex is the fiery one screaming a good bit and Lerner is the silent killer. So it's, they're definitely different, which I think, you know, is pretty refreshing and it's kind of cool to see them both have success in their own accord. So tell us about Tier 1 then. So how many courts, obviously you grew up, I mean, like, you know, I started in the park years ago, right? In Chicago Park, right? And now I got 27 courts. But tell us about Tier 1 performance now. Where are you? How many courts do you now have? How many kids are you serving? Yeah, we're in Newport Beach right now, which is great. Weather's nice. We have, right now, we're running our program out of only five ports. It's not that big. You know, we take a lot of pride in just kind of being individually, you know, development based. I feel like if you're in our program, you're going to have, you know, a good bit of time from the coaches. You're probably going to have a chance to hit with some of the top guys. We try to be really selective with who we kind of have. Just because in Southern California, it's really difficult to, you know, get your hands on a ton of courts. There's so many people in tennis. There's only a few clubs now. You know, pickleball, even at our club right now, you know, pickleball is booming. You know, so many people are playing. It's keeping clubs alive, which, you know, I think is nice. But at the same time, I would love to see, you know, a lot of tennis courts and tennis opportunity. But, you know, it is what it is. Yeah, man, pickleball is definitely taking over. You see clubs getting rid of one court, two courts, and they think that it's not that big of an impact. But I mean, two courts really makes a difference in terms of being able to spread kids out, get them more time, get more balls and more balls at the time. But it's, you know, I think in tennis, if we want to fight them off, we've got to market better and we've got to grow, right? They're in this growth sort of stage and we're sort of stagnant, you know, so it's not like we're not leaving the club with a lot of choices other than to diversify, you know what I mean? Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So, let me ask you that. So, you've obviously had two kids that are going on. What do you tell that next parent, whose kid's 14, right, may get to see learner Alex come to the academy and number one, they want to homeschool, right, or ask you whether or not they should homeschool or B, you know, whether or not they should choose to go to college or, you know, turn pro. How are you advising parents? Because I get the question all the time. Should we homeschool, right? Should we do whatever? And I always, you know, the answer is always, it depends. Yeah. But what would be your answer in terms of homeschooling to train? Well, look, I definitely think that if your primary goal is to be a tennis player and I think, you know, if you're an athlete and that's kind of what you want to do, I think there's a lot of benefit in homeschooling just because, you know, it enables you to travel. You know, if I get to the ITF level, you know, I need to be able to travel. Those tournaments start on Monday and they go through Friday. So, you know, if I'm in a regular school, if I'm a high school kid, you know, that's a pretty difficult life for me to be able to justify or to, you know, be able to get my excused absences and stuff like that. You know, we're definitely big. You know, if you show me a 14 and under kid and I feel like I had pretty good experience in this just because I saw a lot of kids from the age of 12 to 14, you know, I got to see an entire kind of generation out of SoCal and a lot of them were pretty good. You know, the one thing I think, you know, when you're 12, 13, 14 years old, I think the primary thing kind of for level, obviously it matters how you're doing it, but I think the primary thing is the repetition. You know, I saw a ton of kids where they had a bunch of practices and I knew that that kid probably, you know, had 30%, 40 % more time than some of the other kids. And, you know, sure enough, that kid is more competent at keeping the ball in play. You know, they're able, you know, they've just seen and touched more balls. So, you know, they're going to make more balls. I think it's a balance. I think it really depends on the parents. I think it really depends on the kid. And I think it depends on the environment that they'll be in if they are going to be homeschooled. You know, I will say that, you know, we've had a handful of kids kind of switch from high school to homeschooled and they're in our program. But I feel like there's still strong social aspects in our program. You know, all the boys are tight. They compete a lot. They, you know, I feel like they get their social, you know, they go to lunch. And just kind of our standards are really high. I think this past year we had five kids that graduated that all went to IVs. So, you know, it's totally possible whether you're homeschooled or whether you're in school, I think, to, you know, kind of pursue academic excellence. I think, you know, just because you're doing one thing and not the other, I don't think that that necessarily, you know, takes that away from you. I think tennis can open a ton of doors. And I think I kind of, you know, we've kind of seen that in the last few years. I've seen a lot more tennis kids choosing IV ever since 2020, I feel. I feel like the IVs have been pretty hot, especially for some blue chip players, which I think, you know, if you look prior to 2020, I think the percentages took a pretty drastic jump, which is interesting to see. Yeah, you know, it's funny, you know, in some markets you see people playing for the scholarship and in some other markets you see them playing for entrance, right, into the Princeton, the Harvards. And one of the myths, like, I think if you think about basketball or football, right, the better basketball football players are obviously choosing the SEC, right, Pac -12, whatever that is. But in tennis, you know, I think that, you know, your academics and your tennis have to be, like, at the top scale to go, just because you're not like a bad tennis player if you go to Harvard, you know what I mean? Like, the kid that goes to Harvard or makes the team probably could have gone to PCU, right, or Florida or whatever, you know what I mean? And so it is interesting to see the number of people who say, yes, I've spent 30 grand on tennis for the past eight years and I'm still willing to pay for college, right, because I got into Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. But I think it's a big myth where, you know, the United States is so basketball focused, we see Harvard basketball as, like, okay, that's everyone that didn't get chosen by the Illinois, the Wisconsin, the Michigan. And it's not the same, you know what I mean? Yeah, it's different for sure. So when you think about, like, the Ivies, right, you see a lot of kids go to East Coast and you think about, you know, COVID obviously changed something with the home school, you know, sort of situation. People who never considered that it was possible were like, okay, well, we've been living at home for a year and a half and doing online studies, it's not that bad, you know, they're more focused with their time. Did you see more people from families who you thought would not have done it try it post COVID? Yeah, definitely. I think the really popular thing that a lot of people are doing now is kind of a hybrid schedule, which I actually really like a lot. At least in California, I don't know if the schooling system is different everywhere else. I know it was different where I was from. But a lot of these kids, you know, they'll go to school from 8 to 1130 or 8 to 12. And, you know, they have their three hours where, you know, I don't know how they stagger their classes and stuff like that. But I know that pretty much every kid at every school in SoCal is at least able to do this if they so choose. And so they're able to get released around 12 or something. And, you know, they're able to be at afternoon practice and get a full block in. You know, for me, that still enables you to get the hours you need on court and to be able to maintain some of that social. And, you know, if you become, you know, really, really good, I guess, okay, by junior year, maybe you could consider, okay, maybe I should take this a little bit more seriously, maybe I should go full time homeschool. Or, you know, a lot of these kids are in a place where it's, you know, I'm comfortable with my tennis, I like where it's at, I feel like it'll give me opportunity in college. My grades are great. And, you know, maybe that person's a little more academically inclined. And, you know, they want to have a career and they feel like tennis is that great stepping stone. Which I think is a really cool thing about our sport is it just opens a tremendous amount of doors. I feel like if you figure out how to develop and be a good tennis player and how to compete well in tennis, you can you can apply that to almost everything in life. Yeah. So you talk about opening doors, right? When Alex or Lerner were sort of deciding whether to walk through door number one, which is college, or door number two, which is which is obviously turning pro. Right. How did you advise them? You know what I mean? If I say, hey, you know what? Take a couple wildcards. If you went around or two, maybe you go to college. If you win a tournament, maybe you stay out there. If an agency locks you into a deal, right? Then, you know, they normally know what good looks like and they normally have like the ear of the Nike, the Adidas, right? Then you turn pro. What was your advice in terms of if and when, right? Yeah. For those who ask. Well, they were both in different places. I'm gonna start with Lerner cuz he's younger. He actually, you know, did a semester in college. You know, Lerner finished high school, I think, when he was sixteen, sixteen and a half. And so, obviously, your eligibility clock starts, you know, six months after you finish your high school. So, for him, it was, you know, he was so young, he didn't really have much pro experience at that time. You know, he did great things in juniors. You know, he won Kalamazoo. He got his wild card into the men's that year and then, you know, he played a little bit of pro kind of and then, you know, that that January, he went in and and did a semester at USC which I think was a good experience for him socially. He had some eligibility problems which, you know, only let him play about five, six matches toward the end of the year which was kind of disappointing and then, you know, he won Kalamazoo again and so, you know, that was the second trip there and then, you know, by then, he had a little bit more exposure with, you know, agencies and brands and kind of, you know, the stuff that you'd like to see that'll actually give you the financial security to kind of, you know, chase your dream and pass up, you know, the the education, I guess, for the time being. So, you know, I felt like that was really the security was a big was a big thing for him. You know, prior to winning Kalamazoo for the second time, you know, he still had Junior Grand Slams to play. He wasn't playing men's events. So, for him being that age, you know, it was, well, you know, I'm I'm not in a massive rush so why not get a semester in and I think he had a great time. He really liked it. I mean, he he speaks pretty positively about the dual matches. He actually follows college tennis now a little bit more. You know, he will talk about some dual matches which I think is pretty cool and you know, I think it gave him some confidence getting to play for university, getting to represent, you know, seeing that university promotes you. I think there's a lot of benefits there and now, you know, he's got an alumni base. You know, people talk about all, you know, he's a USC Trojan and stuff like that. You know, you see it at all different tournaments. You know, guys are wearing a USC hat and, you know, hey, learner, da da da and you know, I think that that's pretty cool to be a part of, you know, a big family of people who are proud that, you know, they can say they played in the same place and then Alex. Alex was, you know, he was a little old for his grade and he was one that he committed and, you know, the whole time him and learner kind of, you know, talking and, you know, about going pro and da da da da. You know, obviously, it was their dream. You know, I just kept telling Alex, you know, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear it until, you know, it's a real problem and so, you know, he gets to 400 in the world and, you know, it's what you do. You get to 400. You know, it's good but at the end of the day, you know, you're not, your life's not changing because you're 400 in the world. You know, so he's 400 in the world and he's, you know, saying stuff to me and I'm like, I could not care less you're going to college and then it was, you know, this was probably in January, February, you know, he starts to kind of do a little bit better and I think at that point, I recognized that he was better than a lot of the guys kind of at the challenger level. You know, just from my perspective, I was seeing kind of what it was, what it was to be 300, what it was to be 200 and I think at that point, like February, March, I fully knew that he was good enough to be there and to be winning those matches but at the same time, you know, having financial security, having set, you know, all of those factors that kind of go into whether I'm going to pass up my education and go pro. You know, it's a big decision and so I remember we were putting it off. I just said, you know, nothing till US Open. I was like, we're not, we're not talking about college till US Open. I said, you know, when we get to US Open, you finish US Open, you have that exposure, you know, we see what happens in those two weeks and then, you know, then we'll kind of make a decision but until then, like, don't even think about it. Don't talk about it. Don't care. You're going to school and I think that mentality really helped him kind of just play free. He was, you know, I'm not playing to go pro. I'm trying to do my job in school, finish my high school. I'm going to tournaments, playing great, just trying to compete and, you know, lucky for him, you know, well, I guess it's not lucky at all. That kid worked his absolute tail off but, you know, he had that success in Chicago at your club and then, you know, he made that little Newport run and I think by then, that was his third or fourth former top 10 win and, you know, he won his challenger. He final the challenger. He'd semied another one. He had kind of shown and, you know, some people have gotten attention and they started believing in him and so then, you know, that's when that big decision kind of came but I feel like for him, he really established himself, improved himself amongst pros which I think is an interesting thing because a lot of the time when you see these juniors kind of go pro sub 18, a lot of the time, it's because they had tremendous junior success which then made them, you know, they had grand slam success and stuff like that but Alex didn't have any of that. You know, Alex was kind of the late bloomer that, you know, in the last year when he was already 18 and aged out of ITF, the kid really just took it to a new level and, you know, I think he really showed that he's kind of ready for what the tour has to offer.
Fresh update on "harvard" discussed on Spellcaster: The Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried
"In his mid 20s, but he looked even younger with messy brown hair and a large gap between his two front teeth. And he was asking questions that Sam was thinking about too. If you want to use your life to make the world a better place, what career should you pursue? When I was a student, I was concerned by some of the big problems in the world, global poverty, climate change, gender inequality. So I wanted to know the answer to that question. Will was in the middle of touring universities in the US to try to get young people to promise to give at least 10 % of their salary to charities they believed to be impactful. Sam had been active in an online debating forum on arianism when Will sent him an email out of the blue. They were going to give a talk at Harvard and I was at MIT at the time and she's emailed me and asked if I wanted to get lunch in bridge that day and go to the talk. Will and Sam chatted about effective altruism, about how to make work your matter. And that's sort of when I first met them was my first in -person interaction with effective altruism. For sort of the first time in my life I had real discussions about of all the things I could do with my career, what's the best. Sam had gone vegan since getting to college and he'd been active with animal rights groups on campus. He even annoyed some of the other students with his persistent talk about utilitarianism, animal rights, and utilitarianism as applied to animal rights. Sam has said that at this moment he was thinking seriously about going to work for an animal
A highlight from "Build the Life You Want" with Arthur C. Brooks (full interview)
"The United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash careers slash USBP. Joined now by my old friend, Arthur Brooks. Now, if you've been listening to the show for a while, 10 years ago, you may recall Arthur sat in for me a couple of times as guest host. He was then the president of the American Enterprise Institute. Since then, he's written a couple of great bestsellers and has begun a must -read column in the Atlantic on happiness, taken up a professorship at Harvard Business School, and is now the author of this book, which I suspect by today is the number one selling book in America on Amazon, "'Build the Life You Want' by Arthur Brooks and Oprah Winfrey." Arthur joins me now. Good morning, Arthur, how are ya? Good morning, my friend Hugh. You said I'm your old friend. Do I look old to you? Do I seem old to you? No, no, no, but that's just in terms of, it seems like I've been talking to you for a lot longer than 10 years, but I've been listening to you for a lot longer than that. Arthur, I wanna begin with a hook. I wanna begin with a hook. We'll get everyone in. How does caffeine work? You explain it in the book, and that's like a hook. Yeah, for sure. Caffeine is a really interesting drug because it doesn't actually pep you up. It makes you feel peppy because it's actually blocking the receptors for a molecule that will make you feel lethargic called adenosine. Here's basically how it works. Adenosine is a neurotransmitter floating around your brain. It has certain receptors that fit the molecule. When it goes into those receptors, you feel lethargic. It kinda slows you down. When you wake up in the morning, there's a bunch of these floating around your brain. If you put it in caffeine, they're shaped the same way as the adenosine molecules, and they go into the adenosine's parking spots, so you can't relax. That's what you're actually doing with caffeine. Now, if you do it too much, you'll feel kinda jittery because you need a little bit of this adenosine, but that's how caffeine works. It's sitting in somebody else's parking spot.
Fresh update on "harvard" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"What Steve Johnson would uncover violent unsolved crimes, even murders against not just his brother, but dozens of gay men in Australia. We talked to Steve Johnson this week. Before we get started, I want to know more about your brother Scott Johnson. Tell us about him. First of all, Scott and I were both in our 20s. He's two years younger than I I am. He was 27. I was 29 and we were both in graduate school. I was at Harvard in Massachusetts and he was studying mathematics in Sydney. He'd never really been separated even, but there we were at opposite ends of the world. And I got a call from his in boyfriend 1988 saying that his body was found at the bottom of a cliff and they had no other information. I flew directly to Sydney to talk to wanted to go the police the and find out more about what happened. A young constable was the fellow in charge of the case and he just looked me in the eye and said this is where people go to jump. And that set out a 35 -year search to find out exactly what happened. I mean, this isn't just the story of the death of a brother, it's another brother's search for justice in this case. What did you find in that search? I found a very stubborn police force that did not like to be questioned along the way. There was more and more media and each time there was a big story or a documentary or a big development in the case, more families would come forward and say, hey, I think that might have been what happened to my son or my brother. And the list grew. Today, it at stands about 90 gay men had died during that period, many dozens of them unsolved. Eventually, after a reward was offered, a woman named Helen White came forward implicating her husband as the killer. He confessed the crime that left Scott Johnson dead. And in the meantime, the Parliament of New South Wales had launched an investigation and an inquiry into the police handling of all these dozens of cases. And the big question was, why didn't they solve them all? Many dozens of them just went ignored. And so Parliament actually appointed a special commission and that's got a pretty deep meaning in Australia. It's a little of our January 6th commission. It has tremendous power to subpoena police records, emails, texts, and it is specifically looking at where it can find answers to these dozens of cases. And the first thing that happened was it found dozens more that we didn't know about. And so last the year, the commission has been putting police officers and other officials literally on truth trial on the stand to explain and usually confronting them with their own texts or emails or reports, all the various things they can say about it. My brother was very modest. He was quite a brilliant guy, by the He way. was very shy and soft -spoken.
A highlight from DEATH BY ALUMINUM, PART 2: OUR AUTOMATIC COFFEE MAKERS ARE POISONING US
"Computer. Hello, this is the Surviving Healthcare podcast and I have the pleasure of having Dr. Dennis Krauss here. He's an aluminum expert and I'll just introduce him a little bit then he can introduce himself. I went to an elite school, I thought it was elite, Oberlin, but of course Dr. Krauss went to Harvard and also got his PhD there in chemistry at Harvard University and what he has done in my opinion is he translated complex chemistry into relatively practical advice for a very serious problem which is aluminum toxicity and this guy seems to be turning out about a book a year recently, I don't know how he does it. So Dr. Krauss, where did you work for most of your career? Most of my career was spent actually in business working with under government contracts for business and much of my early work was setting up and testing for environmental contaminants that cause developmental delays in children and adults. And this work I started while I was in graduate school and set up a laboratory to test for polychlorinated biphenyls and I went on to, my career basically took the path of looking at things that we tend to eat and put in our food that are more dangerous than we think they are and we have to watch out for them. Very cool. So now before we get, launch a little bit, we are not chemists so can you in practical terms for the lay listener like me, is there a difference between silica, silicon, con, silicon and osa or is it all kind of the same thing for our purposes? No, it's quite a bit different. Silica can assume many different forms. Silica basically is the silicon atom bonded to oxygen but that can take many, many forms and there's only one form that is readily water soluble and reacts with aluminum in solution and orthosolicic that's acid or osa and that's the form that I primarily study and recommend people take on a daily basis. Other forms of silica include silica dust, sometimes so dangerous for the lungs. There's seven forms of silica known to cause various lung problems and they're not water soluble and they tend to be irritant for the lungs. There's silicones, it's called c -o -n -e on the end. Silicones are liquids, usually sometimes organosilicones containing a carbon molecule as well and those are used for breast implants and other cosmetic things and those again we're not interested in at all in terms of getting rid of aluminum. It's the osa that's the key. Got it. Yeah, I was a breast implant surgeon so that was my next question. You took it out of my words, out of my mouth. So when I read your book I began to think of osa, to say it properly, as the independent variable in longevity and I think that's, I read two of your books, I didn't read the last one which I think is probably more technical, but would you say this is an accurate characterization? Yes it is and in fact in a lot of the epidemiology work that was reported on aluminum, things like silica which can prevent the aluminum damage in your body and fluoride which can accelerate the damage in your body, those are variables that are not taken into account sometimes in the results that people obtained early on, but yes it is a major variable. The amount of osa in the water as far as whether you will be growing an old healthy age or you'll have some kind of health problem along the way. So that's a stunning statement and I just wanted to confirm that with you.
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A highlight from Were SBF's parents in on it? Follow the Money
"Welcome back, everyone. I am Cass Pianci, and I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, not of the criminal sort, Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing well. How are you, Cass? I'm doing good. It's been busy. It's been a very busy week for both of us. But today's episode is going to be about SPF's parents, the Bankmans and the Freeds, and their what appears to be increasingly important role that they each played in the criminal elements of FTX and Alameda Research. They called it a family business. They accepted incredibly large salaries. His father was getting a million dollars after requesting it because he was only getting 250 ,000 before. Mom pushed and tried to ensure that any money getting sent to the charity arm of the company had two steps of separation, two degrees of separation. And just really shady, weird stuff going on over there with the Bankmans and the Freeds. But those are kind of vague descriptions of what's going on. Bennett, why don't you walk us through some of the seriously criminal elements and what is happening? There is a decent amount of allegations contained in this lawsuit from the FTX debtors in possession against Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried that at a high level alleges that they were involved in specific aspects of the business and were closely connected to various alleged criminal acts and criminal acts people have pled guilty to. Starting with Joseph Bankman, he was involved with Alameda Research as early as 2018, which is when it was founded, and stayed involved throughout the entire time. The first several years, this appears to have been relatively informal. He directed FTX towards their first law firm, suggested their first accounting firm, was involved in consultations for hiring of certain executives and things like that. But none of this was documented in any kind of formal way. Eventually, in January 2021, he decides that there should be some kind of piece of paper that describes his relationship with these entities. And so he creates a document that describes his work for Alameda Research and FTX and FTX US, saying he's doing a variety of pro bono legal work and consulting work for these entities. What's interesting, of course, is that he was the signatory for the FTX entities and for himself on this entity. Really has kind of vibes of that loan agreement between Bitfinex and Tether years ago, where JLVDV and Juan Carlo was signing for both entities. And so that was one moment that really struck me as I was going through that is that he felt the need to, after providing advice for several years, finally in 2021 documents it and says he's providing this pro bono legal advice. This did not stay pro bono for very long. Later in 2021, he would take a leave of absence from Stanford University. And after he took this leave of absence, he allegedly told an FTX US employee, I'm no longer getting paid by Stanford because I'm on leave, so you should have me on salary starting December 1st. In December 2021, this is when he finally entered into a formal employment agreement with FTX US, where his nominal title was Senior Advisor to the FTX Foundation. You said it was $250 ,000. It was actually $200 ,000 a year, plus bonuses he was supposed to be getting paid. And this is where we get to the fun part that you made an allusion to before. He went to FTX's head of administration after signing this employment agreement that clearly said $200 ,000, told this person that he was supposed to be getting $1 million a year starting in December, and then he sends an email over to Sam Bankmanfried, his son, that says, and I quote, Gee, Sam, I don't know what to say here. This is the first I've heard of the $200 ,000 a year salary putting Barbara on this, meaning he cc'd in Sam Bankmanfried's mother and his domestic partner to help him deal with this contract negotiations that happened after he signed that contract. And it worked. It worked. Within two weeks, Bankman and Fried were gifted $10 million in funds originating from Alameda. Within three months, they ended up getting their $16 million mansion in the Bahamas funded entirely by FTX. And over the period after they got that mansion, they were able to expense something like $90 ,000 in various other expenses. And before he signed that contract agreement in December 2021, I do want to make clear he was also provided with an option to purchase shares of FTX US and FTX trading in November 2021. Before he was even employed with FTX, he was getting large options of shares. So yeah, I think that kind of is a good initial overview and we can get into some of the details he was also involved in, but they were receiving a lot of this type of monetary compensation. Yeah, well, I want to specifically bring up here some things that really made a red flag go off for me were, for instance, how they were keen to keep the residencies, the properties that they were acquiring with these gifted funds and all this money that they were essentially taking from customers, to be clear on that, that they wanted to ensure that that money in those properties would be shielded from a bankruptcy. And I'm just wondering, like, why, if they're so confident in this business, if they're so confident in their son, if they're so sure this is the future of finance, and I get it, you want to shield your personal property from a bankruptcy, but you just got gifted $10 million. You have to know this isn't exactly personal property, right? Like, you have to know your son is giving this to you. Your son is making money from the company. How is he making all of this money? You haven't really nailed that down yet. And you still are just letting this all transpire. Nobody was asking any questions is kind of what I'm getting to. But the questions they were asking were about, like, ensuring that they were shielded from any problems in the future. Yeah. And we should clarify the timeline a little bit here. There's a 2021 email exchange where FTX's general counsel wants to set up a meeting with their law firm to discuss how assets, including primary residence, can be structured to be bankruptcy remote. And Bankman quickly kind of responds in this email chain the next day and says it would be great, all else equal, if we could have the founders put money into property in the Bahamas and sent them a link to a description of an offshore trust structure in the Bahamas. He then discusses this with a lawyer in the Bahamas, another Stanford law professor, and his brother -in -law, and then ends up saying something we might use when we buy property in the Bahamas. And the reason I'm belaboring this point is because it happens, I think, about a year before they actually end up getting the house. And then, five months before they get the house, there's another thing that happens, and that's that they apply for residency in the Bahamas, permanent residency in the Bahamas. In order for them to get that, there's a $15 ,000 fee. That's also paid by FTX. And so I think what that kind of shows is this kind of series of planning that went into them eventually getting this mansion. They started discussing how to structure this about a year before, and I don't think they ended up using those trusts, at least not at the time of bankruptcy. They had already gotten their residency months before they got the property, and then they got the property. They wanted to benefit from this. There's no doubt about that. I mean, there is no doubt. I just want to be clear, and we're going to link to the very thorough protest article that goes over all of this, but it is very obvious. I think before we get to the crux of this, I first want to delve into this a little bit more. So Stanford yesterday decided that they were going to return all of the donated funds from this family, which amounted to $5 .5 million, which is a lot. I mean, I know that they get a shit, a metric shit ton of cash every year, but the idea that they're getting $5 .5 million in a single year from one family, one company, you know, essentially one family. That's how you get your name on a building and stuff like that. So they were donating a ton of money to this educational institution. All I want to say is that I think Stanford is disgusting. I think we see this in a bunch of these higher education, these private institutions, probably equally common in great public universities as well, but the ones that we hear about are like MIT or Harvard or Stanford accepting money from Jeffrey Epstein or accepting money from these guys, and then, oh, okay, you're returning it. Great. Well, you know why you're returning it? Because you got caught. That's why you're returning it. You're not returning it because you thought it was the right thing to do. Now that it's all coming out in these court documents, Stanford's giving the money back. They didn't do it one minute before that happened, though. Isn't that interesting? And I, you know, I think you should get into kind of the details of those donations, which there were many over this period, but like, oh, what a nasty, nasty way for a university to operate. I think the elite private colleges are at a special risk for kind of this because so much of their, like, existing structure is based around taking in cash and converting it to some vague elite authority. Speaking specifically about the donations from FTX to Stanford that appear to have been directed by Joseph Bankman, there was one that came from Paperbird directly to Stanford University. And this one was interesting because there was a lot of discussion about which entity to use. And what Bankman ends up saying is that he thought it should come from Paperbird, which was one of the entities that Sam Bankman -Fried owned that held most of the stock for FTX that investors were buying into. The corporate structure of FTX is a mind fuck. But this shows Bankman was aware of parts of the mind fuck. He says Paperbird can use the deduction. And when he discusses alternatives, he says we can have another entity loan Paperbird money, but that requires some paperwork. Eventually they get it all sorted out. FTX transfers money to Paperbird into a newly set up bank account, which immediately sends that money on to Stanford. There was another four million dollar donation to a Stanford fund for pandemic preparedness that he described as pretty much a no brainer. Bitcoin were transferred from Alameda Research's FTX account eventually. There was another series of donations where it was proposed that they give 1 .5 million from the FTX Foundation to Stanford College. However, the initial 500 ,000 for this came from an Alameda Research bank account, and the second 500 ,000 came from an FTX US bank account. There was another donation they did for a Stanford blockchain conference so they could sponsor it. That one was only 10k. But again, it kind of points towards how Bankman saw these entities as interchangeable. He said 10k is so little it doesn't really matter. So if we think that having FTX US is easier or safer for some reason, we should just do that. And what's most interesting is you talked about your name on a building. And there was a Stanford University employee who provided comment as part of this lawsuit. And this Stanford University employee apparently says that internally in Stanford, these donations were categorized as directed by the Bankman -Frieds. And like when they specifically got the big $4 million pandemic preparedness donation from Alameda, this person even reached out, should this one be categorized like the rest as from you all? Or is this one somehow different? And so yeah, I think that those donations kind of point towards how they were specifically using these commingled customer and client funds from across all these different entities in this self -promotional activity of giving these donations. Yep, there's more to where this money went, how much was spent, why they were in control of this. But I think the question that everybody wants to ask and is wondering about is how are they not being criminally charged with anything yet? And will they? I think we should hold off on that question for just a moment, because I want to talk about how Joseph Bankman also made sure other people he was related to and friends with got paid while he was in this position, because I think that's kind of fun. They talk about one example where he got a Stanford law student a free trip to the French Grand Prix tickets to the race so they could go and visit that. But I think the more interesting one was a hackathon that they had planned that was run by his sister. Bankman freed Sam's aunt. They hired her at a rate of $14 ,000 a month to prepare the FTX million -dollar hackathon and crypto summit held at the Miami Heat Arena, which was the one they put their name on briefly. They spent a total of $2 .3 million on this event, which was attended by 1 ,200 people. They were spending crazy amounts. They said she was authorized to spend like without a budget, whatever it was needed to get this event done. There was so much of this kind of like self -enrichment here that we'll get to your question as to how are they not being criminally charged. That's just grift. Yeah, obviously. The other person we need to talk about, of course, is Barbara. Barbara Freed, Sam Bankman Freed's mother. In her specific role, she, as you alluded to at the very beginning of this episode, described herself as her son's partner in crime of the non -criminal sort. And Sam made sure to sing her praises to his team, making known to her that he intended to rely on her direction regarding who to give to, how much to give to, and how it should be disclosed and told them that it would be good for them to follow her advice as well. And what seems really interesting is she seemed to have a great deal of control. The lawsuit even alleges she was able to unilaterally commit funds of Sam Bankman Freed's to her political action committee, Mind the Gap, meaning without Sam's authorization, she was able to take Sam's money donated in Sam's name to her political action committee, which is a great deal of trust. And even inside her own committee, when she had to talk about some of these donations, she would say things like, I don't know exactly what interconnected entity he sent the money from, but the business is real and revenue -generating, which again, I think, points towards kind of the interchangeability of these entities for these folks. What I think really gets interesting is Nishad Singh, who has already pled guilty for conspiracy to defraud the federal election committee, as well as a variety of other conspiracy charges. He was one of the people who appears to have served as effectively a straw -man donor for Sam Bankman Freed, and was advised in this process by Barbara Freed, Sam's mother. At one point when they were discussing donations to her organization Mind the Gap, and she suggested that, now that my connection to Sam is publicly known, because we don't want to create the impression that funding MTG is a family affair, as opposed to a collective effort by many people, including some mystery guy Nishad Singh, which is when she was suggesting that on their end, they would prefer if his name was the one that was donating to Mind the Gap instead of Sam Bankman Freed's. And similarly, she was worried about a lot of their political donations. There's a really telling one, where she's warning him in an email, And again, later, just the last one to really put kind of a cherry on top of her seeming knowledge of some of the criminal acts that Nishad Singh has pled guilty to. She said, And I think this, as well as some of the more specific tax advice that Bankman Freed was giving on FTX their specific finances and stuff like that, point towards potential knowledge of criminal acts. I tweeted out shortly after I read through this lawsuit, or as I was about halfway through reading this lawsuit, if I'm being honest, And as you alluded to previously, that is kind of what this feels like. It feels like these two law professors, who should have known better, had high -level knowledge of things that people have already pled guilty to, and were deeply involved in the business. Bankman specifically was even mentioned on an internal document as a member of the management of FTXUS, along with only a few other names. They had knowledge, they were inside the organization, and they had some amount of presence. One last thing that I think really hammers that home. When we went to consensus, and we talked about this in our episode that we did after that, Anthony Scaramucci was talking about his experiences in the lead -up to and aftermath of the FTX collapse. And one thing he said that seemed to be corroborated in the lawsuit is that Bankman was involved in them attempting to get the emergency funding. And as we said, and we shared the audio clip of Scaramucci saying it, Bankman apparently told Scaramucci, Anthony or intimated to him, that there was an asset liability mismatch at FTX. What happened to me is I was actually speaking in Sarasota, Florida. There was rumblings that day, I think it was November the 6th or something like that, or 7th. The Monday was the 7th. And then I got back to New York and I spoke to Sam's dad about the problem, and it was intimated to me that it was an asset liability mismatch, that they were leading redemptions and there were assets available, but they weren't necessarily liquid, and they needed time to get the liquidity, and they were looking for some rescue plans. And so at that time, I was a good citizen and a partner in the business. In fact, they owned a piece of my business. I was certainly trying to help them on their fundraising round.
Fresh update on "harvard" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Support. Nothing to worry about. You guys are going to be moved on over. If you want to support us even more and say, hey, I want exclusive content, I want to talk to Charlie directly. We are standing up this amazing infrastructure. Teams been working so hard at members dot Charlie Kirk dot com. Not only is it a way to support us directly outside of all of the other channels, but get this live Q and A's in the team articles exclusively written by me that you won't find anywhere else pre show prep calls and more. Sign up today at members Heather, just give our audience the numbers again. We've done this before on the program where you talk about what does an average black need to get as a test score to get into UC Berkeley or Stanford? And what does a white student usually I mean, how big is that gap? How much preference is there? Is it 100 points, 200 points? How big is that gap? Well, it's very hard to pry the data out from these universities. There's a guy who studies what's called academic mismatch, which is the fact that when you give a huge preference of catapult blacks into academic environments, they're not qualified. They don't do well. He's been fighting to get University of California data. It's not getting it. We know from Harvard, the recent preference case that Harvard is about 14 percent black. And if it did not have racial preferences, giving blacks enormous advantage in admissions, it would be less than one percent black. And Harvard has the pick of every top scoring black student in the country. But even with that, the students are mostly there because of racial preferences. So in some schools, it's a 200 point advantage. You're being treated equally as Asians with 200 points on the SATs. If you were if you were white or Asian, you'd need those. And if you're black, you're going to be admitted with those. So these are massive differences in statistics. It's known as a standard deviation, which is a basically fancy word for saying a very big statistical gap. And a lot of preference beneficiaries know this. You know, it depresses effort. There's they basically I remember a New York Times article from the 90s when people were sort of semi waking up to affirmative action and then they all went back to sleep again. But the Times interviewed some students who said, well, I know I don't need to study as hard because I'm black and I'll get in with much lower scores and GPA. So it's ubiquitous in in medical schools. Students, you know, medical students have like a 57 percent chance of admission if they're black with mediocre scores. That would be about five percent if Asian or white, you know, making blacks nine times more likely to get admitted to medical school with mediocre grades than if they were Asian. And these these these preferences matter again because they never end. You know, I'm not going to justify it, but maybe if we would say, OK, let everybody into college, but then there's going to be a point when merit matters and we're not going to pass through and we can be confident that that doctor coming through the emergency room door is there because he was the best doctor and not because he was the best black doctor. But in fact, the preferences never end. Yeah. And all the way all the way through, you don't have to get the same grades to graduate. And I mean, and this is one of the big issues, Heather, and we'll have to have you on again. One, I'm starting to see some momentum finally in conservative circles. Christopher Caldwell deserves a lot of credit where we can kind of go back to when they refounded the country, when most people don't realize it, which was the civil rights Leviathan. Tease that out, Heather. It's a huge topic, but the more we can talk about it, the better. Well, the civil rights idea was the idea that America, again, was profoundly racist and needed to basically change the law to get rid of colorblindness. So the laws and theory looked to be colorblind, but they were immediately interpreted to require preferences. And so whites were basically, though they were the vast majority, historically, this has been a country with European background. They were treated as the last on the totem pole and the country became dedicated to this ideology of multiculturalism, which is relativistic, says that you cannot honor Western civilization, even though it was the most successful civilization that has given the world prosperity, freedom from fear, from sickness, from abuse.Every every third world person of color wants to come to the United States because it's saying that the West is uniquely barbaric and racist. That is completely lie. I'll be willing to pay reparations, Charlie, when I see African presidents saying our country is going to pay reparations for our role in the slave trade. Britain had to occupy Lagos because in the 19th century, when Britain was patrolling the seas against slave trading ships, Lagos insisted on maintaining its slave trade. So Africa was utterly complicit and it continued as long as it could, trading blacks into slavery when the West had said no more. Heather McDonald, when Race Trumps Merit, an excellent book, also checked out Diversity Delusion, equally as great. Heather, thank you so much. So great to be with you, Charlie. Thank you. Thank you. Heather is so powerful. Read her stuff. It's time that we start speaking the truth about what's happening in America. Thanks so much for listening, everybody. Email us as always. Freedom at Charlie Kirk Dotcom. Thank you so much for listening and God bless. For more on many of these stories and news you can trust, go to Charlie Kirk Dotcom. 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Mark Levin: Democrats Are Not Comfortable With a Colorblind Society
"And it's just like environmentalism well you know Dan the truth is the chapter before talks about anti black racism in the Democrat Party and we've changed our laws we've had litigation up and down the wazoo and for the most part we have equality the law under the law that's what we're supposed to have we've come a long way as a nation despite the Democrat Party and slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and all the rest of it we've come a long way and really we've accomplished most of what we needed to accomplish in that regard so the Democrats they don't believe in individualism or colorblind society so they reach back to the 1970s where you have these bizarre very so -called scholars at Harvard and Stanford and elsewhere some of them coming in from Berlin and other countries and these are Marxists and you have black nationalist movements black re -segregation movements and they all have got behind this idea of white racism a white dominant society and they push this propaganda and they push this hate in order to destroy our history to rewrite our history and the Democrat Party is not comfortable with a colorblind society the Democrat Party is not comfortable with individualism it insists on groupism because the Democrat Party is trying to monopolize our society and our culture and they've gone a long way toward doing that. and so I call this now the civil rights Marxism that is there is no real civil rights movement today who are the leaders now what you have today are people who are self appointed civil rights Marxists and they could be white like Bernie Sanders they could be black and these so -called scholars are all of our colleges and universities they're all over the Democrat Party and they're pushing this ideology that anything that goes wrong in
A highlight from Episode 11 The Drama of Atheist Humanism Fr. Joseph Fessio S.J., Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pearce FBC Podcast
"Welcome, and welcome back to the Forum Book Club, with Vivian Deutero, myself Father Fesser, and Joseph Pierce continuing to discuss Henri Robach's classic, modern classic, the drama of A .K. Schumann. The last session we actually finished on the end of the chapter. Let's see what we can do this time as we begin chapter three, Positivist Transpositions. The previous chapter was about the alliance that he sought with the Catholic Church as an instrument of promoting the final status of civilization, namely the positivist order. So let's see how the transpositions take place. Joseph? Well, yes, at the top of page 12 and 16, again, I like there's an irony, a role irony, I think, in Henri de Lubac's voice here. He says, then, speaking of Comte, then the new Aristotle, so the philosopher, had changed into a new Saint Paul, so basically a religious zealot, in order to complete the edifice. Quote, I have systematically devoted my life, he says, in the systeme de politicians positif, to making real science ultimately provide the necessary basis for the sound philosophy, according to which I should then build up the true religion. So we have the evolution here. Real science leads to sound philosophy, which leads to true religion. This is where this positivism is going. And I would like to back up, if I may, to the very first page of the chapter, where de Lubac points out that this alliance that Comte wants to create to bring about his true religion was intended to be purely temporary. He thought it expedient because he no longer hoped that the triumph of his own church at any rate among the masses was as near as he had at first predicted. And I would just like to editorialize that every time people outside the church try to co -opt the church for their own purposes, for them, it's a temporary phase. You know, think about concordats with Mussolini or Hitler or any of these attempts to co -opt the church. Ultimately, the end is to destroy the church or replace it with this regime having total power. And so, thankfully, as we pointed out in the last chapter, de Lubac said this temptation will come again and again, but that it won't in the end. The church will, because of the Holy Spirit, will not be prevailed upon. But it's important to know that that temptation is a perennial temptation on the part of people seeking power to use the church and on the part of people inside the church to seek a legitimization on the part of the powers that be that want to use the church for their own ends. Yeah, but again, I do love, and this is such a, we might say, a dry topic, that I do like the Lubac's raw sense of humor. So even the first part of this, the true Catholicism, positivism through Catholicism. On page 219, three lines down, according to Kant, the new Catholicism is modeled on the old. The church had her sacraments. Skipping a couple of lines, positive has his rights to consecrations or social sacraments. And he says there are nine of these sacraments in positivism, including one that is received after death. That's an innovation. Right. Yes, he, so the transposition that's happening here is, you know, for everything that the Catholic Church offers its flock, he's going to transpose that with something of his own invention that resembles it, but is actually emptying it of all of its original meaning. Well, only these got out. Yeah, just these got out. No big deal, right? Including a liturgical calendar with saints, the cults of saints, prayers. All of this is spelled out in the next few pages of all the things he's going to make. It's sort of, as Lubac says, again, perhaps broadly, this process of incorporation after death, which may rather be compared with canonization. And in fact, it is, in fact, I think canonization, it's secular canonization. These people will be immortalized as heroes. It's going right back to paganism, right? You build statues of them all over the place. You put them on the calendar. And so, you know, if you're a good servant of the positivist religion, you will be immortal, not in the sense of going to heaven, but in the sense of being remembered and revered. Yeah, I'm going to jump way ahead to the conclusion of everything here. That's fine. Just one little sentence, 266 at the bottom, where the little box says here, Cohen's spiritual itinerary is that of man himself. Lost faith cannot long remain unreplaced. You know, you leave out God, something, some idol is going to take God's place. That's right. My father going right back 46 pages, you see it on the top of page 220. He's talking about that man becomes, quote, a veritable organ of the great being, capital G and capital B. I mean, what on earth is the great being if we're not allowed to believe in God? Is it Comte? Or if it's not Comte, is it humanity in some sense? Yes, it's humanity. The abstract deity, the great being. Yeah, yeah. That's I think, Chesson referred to that as similar to being on a crowded tram, as you would say, humanity. Amorphous mass all around you. I have something on page 229. Anybody before that? Let's go for it. Like the last part of that paragraph at the top. Apart from all questions of doctrine, this is Judelbach speaking. One cannot take seriously the musings of a man who never understood a word of the gospel and who sank deeper every day into the monstrous egocentricity. The crude and lacrimose consolations to which Comte innocently abandoned himself in his sanctuary cannot be taken for genuine spirituality. Telling it out how it is, basically, that's somewhere at the end. This is a madman, egocentric, narcissistic madman. And here's the Judelbach exercising that discernment that he says needs to be when we're dealing with these intellectual systems or ideologies, there's an intellectual discernment you have to go through and think about it. But then there's the spiritual discernment, right? That's what he said in the previous part of this book with respect to you. If we can go back perhaps to 224, just a footnote there, because this, I think, is very interesting and it has this wonderful phrase moral eunuch. This is somebody writing about Comte in a pejorative way, in a negative way, I should say. Comte is a man whom the exclusive culture of scientific ideas has reduced to a true degradation. He is a moral eunuch, all feeling, all poetry, which is to say, all manifestation of feeling is something he has completely disregarded or rather that is completely unknown to him. And now this whole different moral eunuch, not only is it a good phrase, a powerful poetic phrase, but it's really, I think, also a description of many of the worst psychopaths, right? Is that they actually have no moral compass. They have no moral feeling, no moral emotion. They can do hideous, horrible things dispassionately because they're morally impotent. Yeah, it's a strange thing. We all have a moral sense and we can't be human without it. And yet it seems to be a submersion of something. I remember years ago, I heard a confession of a young woman who is from a good family and actually lived a pretty good life. But this priest kind of seduced her. And so she was spending time in his factory bedroom and she confessed it. But it wasn't like it was something really serious. She didn't feel any moral seriousness about that, even though she did come to confession. But it just seemed like, for whatever reason, there was a colorblindness almost, you know? She could see some things, but couldn't see others. So it happened. A desensitization, which is, of course, dangerous, right? When you suddenly become so habitual, you no longer see it as being anything unusual and therefore nothing too much of an aberration, right? If you do it all the time, we excuse ourselves for it. I want to jump back to 229, unless there's something in between. The second section is called The Priesthood of the Scientist, which is a good description here. So far, only the most general of the transpositions in Catholicism has been considered. But there are two others that complete it, although he divides it into three here. A form of worship, a dogma, and a regime. In other words, it has poetry, it's philosophy, and it's politics. Those are the three transpositions I'm going to talk about. Here's one on page 232. You mentioned the thing I brought up before about the specialization of science. The new paragraph there. For what type of scientist would be worthy to belong to such a priesthood? Well, keep going. Comp never cared for empty learning. See, this is this dismissal of the theoretical pursuit of knowledge just for its own sake, which is what the pure sciences are. He has no time for that because that's just empty learning. And another quote from him, cloudy erudition that contents itself with mechanically accumulating facts and which is equally fitted to serve the most contradictory opinions. Well, that is right. When people are, you know, you might have run into somewhat the different theory from your own. Anyway, he just can't abide that. The irony is that, as I understood it from our early discussions of Comp's philosophy and positivism, was it was building a philosophy which denied the existence of metaphysics. In other words, the empiricism and scientific materialism were the only building blocks upon which any truth could be built. And yet he seems to outgrow that and sort of like a Saturn five rocket jettisons, the very thing that got him into orbit. And so the next sentence there, the true positive spirit, as he conceives it, is at bottom just as far removed from empiricism as from mysticism. So he seems to have no real connection with the very, very ladder by which he's climbed. And that's a brilliant expression of the fact that he rejects what he sees as wrong in empiricism, being too specialized. And he rejects mysticism, which is a transcendent, basically. And in the middle is what? Something's going to take the place of the mysticism, which is humanity, and him he as as the pontiff of them all. At the bottom, a couple more lines down, he blames, quote, the exaggerated intellectual narrowness that comes from an empirical specialization. And that is true. But what he says on page 233, about 10 lines down, the aim in view should be systematic generality. Analysis should be subordinated to synthesis as progress is to order in egoism to altruism. At bottom, the whole thing should be one single science, namely human, or rather social science. Social science. There it is. There it is. That's how we have departments of social science on every university campus. That's where it came from. But look how scary that is, that basically all analysis, in other words, all reason, is subject to synthesis, which is, again, it's the inversion, perversion and reversion of the whole Hegelian thing, right? Where you're using reason, you have a thesis, then you have an antithesis, and then you come to a synthesis. Well, now you get to a synthesis. This is the final synthesis. We will have no more theses and antitheses. This is this synthesis and all future reasoning, all future analysis is subject to this final synthesis to which we've arrived, right? That's absolute ideological tyranny and totalitarianism of the 20th century encapsulated. That's right. But ironically, on 233, he wants the scientist to be, this is the top of the second paragraph, to be a man with an encyclopedic mind. Well, I thought you just said you didn't want all these, you know, this detail, this clutter, you know, with, no, I guess he's going to handpick the details that are important. Yeah, the encyclopedia would be the positivist cataclysm. That's the encyclopedia, and you can't read anything other than that. But again, you know, facts themselves, you know, mathematical quantities, these have to, we have to exercise our faculty of judgment to decide of all of this litter of facts, what's really important and what's the hierarchy of value that they have and what is all of this knowledge to be in the service of in the first place, but to God. So you take that out. Now you're just going to have an arbitrary selection of facts. Okay, what does this sound like? It's going to be settled science. We're going to arbitrarily pick the facts that fit our program. Anyone who makes any questions or complaints about it is antisocial, by definition, going to be canceled, right? Like what you just said, Joseph, this is exactly the totalitarian ideological mindset that we're up against, even now. Which is putting the template in place, which will lead to the murder of millions of people or several decades later. We'll return to the Forum Book Club with Fr. Joseph Fessio, Vivian Dudrow, and Joseph Pierce in just a moment. Thank you. Did you also know that you can listen to Discerning Hearts programming wherever you download your favorite podcast, like Apple Podcasts, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify, even on Audible, as well as numerous other worldwide podcast streaming platforms. And did you know that Discerning Hearts also has a YouTube channel? Be sure to check out all these different places where you can find Discerning Hearts Catholic podcasts, dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. 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Your feedback fuels our mission to help others climb higher and go deeper in their spiritual growth. Like, review, and let your voice be a beacon of light for fellow seekers on this spiritual journey. We now return to The Formed Book Club with Father Joseph Fezzio, Vivian Dudro, and Joseph Pierce. Well, on page 234 in the middle, this is what I mentioned before. He talks about the heredity and its characteristic of science only in its academic degeneration, when dispersive particularity hampers ascetic culture and the moral urge. Genuine science, on the other hand, establishes a double synthesis, first between the various branches of intellectual research and then between poetry and philosophy. But it's true that genuine philosophy would seek to find the hierarchy of sciences and show where aesthetics require human anthropology and therefore where poetry fits in. That's what true philosophy would do. But he subsides for true philosophy a kind of mechanistic social synthesis of all these dispersed facts, with no principle except his own ego. Right. And so this is the reason why we call totalitarianism that expression because of the word total. So these men who presume to be able to see the whole, right? And now they're going to impose their view of the whole on everybody else. But it can't help but be reductionist because no human being on Earth can see the whole. That's why our knowledge is in fragments. Yeah, who wouldn't like to see the whole thing? Well, when we get to heaven, even then, we won't be able to... You know, God is so beyond us, we're going to spend eternity reaching the whole, I guess. I don't know. It's why we should not trust politically or philosophically anybody who doesn't trust mystery, right? If someone hates mystery and we have to get beyond all mystery to some totality, which is encapsulated in the human mind, that person is leading himself and others to destruction. Because it can't help but be reductionist. It can't help but be reductionist. So what does that do? Oh, the man doesn't fit in this bed? Then we have to chop off his head and chop off his feet and make him fit. And it's true what Joseph said that, you know, this leaves out the transcendent in God. It also leaves out the cross. So the two main pillars of Christianity, Trinitarian God, incarnation and redemption to the cross are still rejected by him. He wants to have a utopia where there's no cross and no God, just us. Oh, by the way, and I'm in charge. That's right. And his priesthood is on 235 to spell this out even more. This priesthood in the middle of that graph on 235, in all things, this is the total, right? In all things that will decide what should be thought. Man's understanding will be subjected to it. In the positive regime, in fact, there can be no more question of free thought or of freedom of conscience. Just look at these attempts at lawmaking going on in our own country, taking away from doctors the freedom of conscience not to perform or to perform certain procedures or certain medicines or whatever. I mean, there is an all -out attack on freedom of conscience in medicine in this country going on right now. And this is a little box thesis for this whole book, the drama of atheist humanism, namely if you leave out God, you destroy man. That's right. Because the very thing that's being done here is everything which is really human, freedom of thought, freedom of choice, freedom of conscience is being subjected to some abstraction. The look -back kind of sums this up on page 237, sums up this section actually at the bottom there. Furthermore, there's nothing now to fear from complete subordination of the reason to faith because according to Kant, it's a kind of faith, but you can actually prove it if you had to, but most of them aren't capable, so they have to submit themselves. It is tantamount to that of the mind to the heart. That is to say, it subordinates personal to social instincts or more briefly, man to humanity with a capital H, and then the look -back asks the question, can humanity be a tyrant? And that the next chapter is spiritual. That's when you say, where does this lead when you suppress man's freedom of conscience? Yeah, it's interesting. I mean, that question, can humanity be a tyrant, should be an essay prompt, really, because an abstract concept itself can't be a tyrant, but those who subject themselves to the abstract concept can become and do become tyrants. That's the way I would ask it, if someone sent me an essay prompt anyway. Yes, well, and humanity can't be a tyrant because abstractions can't do anything. Right. If you claim to be the sole reliable exponent of humanity, well, then, of course, you will be a tyrant. And you can certainly, yeah, humanity is the totality. Of course, you can sacrifice people on the order of humanity, right? And on 241, de Lubac points out that it all, the purge was beginning, de Lubac says, meaning Comte was already threatening to, quote -unquote, unmask his false adherents, you know, already the purge was beginning. So this wasn't even something that was going to be saved for later. Comte was already beginning in his own circles to weed out, you know, weed out the unbelievers or the people who aren't the true believers anyway. Yeah, on 239, about six lines down, he's quoted some of this. The social order will always be incompatible with permanent freedom to reopen at will, an indefinite discussion of the rare foundation of society. So that systematic tolerance cannot exist, and it's never really existed except in connection with opinions regarded as indifferent or doubtful. So in the bottom of the page, in short, positive faith is not open to abuses because it is always demonstrable, but people cannot demand that it should be demonstrated here and now. So we've come to the truth. We're brilliant ones. Yeah, take our word for it, or you'll be shocked. Again, this quote, I'm backtracking again to 238, the beginning of this section, that block quote there, an indented quote by Mr Jean Lacroix. Competent men are so far ahead of the masses that all sorts of political and social catastrophes have tried to happen before the latter have reached a positive stage. Besides, the community as a whole must always lag behind the elite. And here we have something which is sociological and in some sense sort of socialist and certainly secular humanist, which is also elitist. And again, that also is very much what we have now, right, where basically the socialists used to be, and I think authentically, certainly in British history, was the working class. The Labour Party was a political organisation begun by the working class in order to give the working class, to enfranchise the working class politically. But now we see the elites have completely and utterly hijacked the machine and treat the masses with complete contempt. So a word like populism has become a swear word. You know, heaven forbid that a member of the elite should be popular. You know, that people might actually like him or he might be speaking for them. So this is just really systematic elitism as now the voice of the people. Right. And yes, so we must listen to the experts and suppress any opinions that are different from those of the self -appointed experts. That's right. And these experts, we see it now, cannot tell that what's in a woman's womb is a human being or can't tell what sex a person is or whether there are only two sexes. They're the experts. If you can't figure those things out, I don't want to hear your opinions on taxation or foreign policy. Well, with the famous line by William F. Buckley, he'd rather be ruled by the first 20 people randomly chosen out of the phone book than by the faculty of Harvard.
A highlight from 188 - The Next Ethereum Upgrade: Blobspace 101 with Domothy
"Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. This is how to get started, how to get better, how to front run the opportunity. This is Ryan Sean Adams and I'm here with David Hoffman and we're here to help you become more bankless. You know how we say blockchains sell blocks? Well soon, Ethereum is going to be selling more than just blocks. It's going to be selling blobs, too. That's right, blobs. So we're just a few months out from the biggest Ethereum release since the merge and I think no one has fully mapped out the implications of this, but it's going to be huge. So Ethereum is getting a new product to sell. It's called Blob Space, that is in addition to Block Space. The cost of transactions on layer twos is about to drop towards zero. The economics of ETH gas and the burn are about to change forever. We're calling this upgrade the Blob Space upgrade, EIP 4844, proto -dank sharding. That's what the geeks are calling this new Ethereum feature upgrade. And we want to cover today everything that you need to know about Blob Space and this coming Ethereum upgrade with Ethereum researcher Domothy. And this is an absolute banger of an episode. I couldn't be more proud to present this to the bankless nation. A few takeaways here. Number one, we go through what is Blob Space? Number two, we go through the history, how we actually got here, this roll -up centric roadmap. And number three, we go through the economics. What does this mean for Ethereum's economics, for ETH value accrual, for ETH the asset? David, why was this episode significant to you? I think if there's any sector of conversation that you and I really just love, it is the intersection of cryptography and economics, like numbers and economic manifestations on top of these protocols. Yeah, that's our love language. This episode is that. So I mean, we've talked about EIP 4844, we've talked about proto -dank sharding, those are the same things. We've defined it a handful of times in a number of different capacities. We've never done the aggressive headfirst dive down the rabbit hole and come out the other side of economics. So like we have technically scaled data availability at a technical level, that is a protocol improvement. But how does that connect to the markets side of Ethereum? The two marketplaces, the one marketplace that are now being fractured into two, Block Space and Blob Space are now two different independent markets that are being contained each inside of an Ethereum block. What does that mean for Ether? What does that mean for the marketplaces that arise around these things? How does the equilibrium of the supply and demand of each push and pull on each other? What does this do for layer two scalability? What does this do for economic use cases on top of layer twos? How does demand for layer one change the demand for layer two? There's so many good stuff at the bottom of this conversation. We're going to start with the basics, the ones that, you know, bank listeners probably know all about 4844 just to lay the groundwork. But then we're going to poke out the other end of the rabbit hole into the economic side of this conversation, which I don't know if many people have even had before. I don't think so. Other than back channels and Harvard DMS and speculation. Yeah. There's going through the implications is perhaps my favorite part. And this is one of my favorite types of episodes that we do because it's both frontier and imminent. I mean, we're just talking months away from this upgrade. So it's right around the corner. It's very relevant to our here and now lives. This is not sci -fi, actually, this is not sci -fi Ethereum stuff. This is the near term stuff. Yeah. This is the stuff we get to look forward to. So guys, we're going to get right to the episode with Domothy. But first we disclose nothing big to disclose today. Both David and I hold ether. You already know that. We are long term investors. We're not journalists. We don't do paid content. There's always a link to all bankless disclosures in the show notes. All right. We're going to get right to the episode with Domothy. But before we do, we want to thank our friend and sponsor Kraken, which is our number one recommended exchange for 2023. Go check him out. Kraken Pro has easily become the best crypto trading platform in the industry. The place I use to check the charts and the crypto prices, even when I'm not looking to place a trade. On Kraken Pro, you'll have access to advanced charting tools, real time market data and lightning fast trade execution all inside their spiffy new modular interface. Kraken's new customizable modular layout lets you tailor your trading experience to suit your needs. 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Why Businesses Fail
"But regardless of that, when you're in that early stage, the growth is so expensive because a little bit of growth creates a lot of cost. Right. So you hire an employee. That's a big cost before you get any revenue off of them, whether they're admin sales or whatever. So there's it's this step ladder thing. It's a very common business concept when you're in those early days. It's like we've got to find revenue. We've got to find clients. We've got to find customers. We've got to get more. We've got to get more. We've got to get more. What they do is they do that before they create clarity of purpose. They do not define the market that is best served by their expertise, their products and services. The value those products and services deliver. Right. And the manner in which they deliver them. So they go after customers that are not good customers. They lose the ability to create economies of scale. And they end up having many little businesses that serve each customer in their own unique way. And you can't grow that way. Exactly. So that's where you end up with this money problem, because I got to have so much overhead cost to service all these different competing customers. I can't create economies of scale. So you made a bad decision by not identifying your target market and focusing on it. All the time. And let's also let's just throw this in here as a kicker, because that's not where the bad news is. Think about all the time and money you wasted trying to sell to people who aren't your ideal market. Absolutely. Loads of people out there that want and need what you have. Yeah, that's that's what happens. So so they get into this adolescent stage and they're trying to be consistent. But they don't know who they're serving or why. Right. And I get pushback on this because it seems simple. Right. So I have a lot of my clients are involved with that and they deal with water. So I have a lot of water districts and irrigation districts. And these people do very simple things. Right. You give the farmer water, you take the floodwater off the land. We know our value. We know what we do. No, you don't. It's not the water. That's not the value. The value is being able to give the farmer insight as to how much water he's going to get when he says he wants it for the crop he's growing in the timeframe he's doing it. And you're going to be responsible for making sure you fulfill your commitment to him. The delivery of the water is just the way you serve that. But that's not the value. Right. The value is you can say to him, you're going to invest a boatload of money into this crop. Yeah. But you're fighting mother nature already. Right. You know, and and they go, oh, I never, never thought about it that way. We just thought we were, you know, give them water. We take it off. So clarity of purposes. I just can't stress it enough. And for those listeners out there, if you don't start with that, it's so simple. Who are we serving? Who are we? Who are we best serving? Who are the people that we should be talking to? We're the people that need us. Right. What is the value we give them and how do we give it to them? If you don't start there and it goes from there. Absolutely. I'm 100 percent with you on that. I call it chasing after bad money because it does so many negative things. You know, when you're out there, just got to have revenue, got to have revenue. You're not going to make a profit on that. And so it's not just the cost of acquiring those clients. It's the it's the opportunity costs that you. Have that because you're spending so much time trying to manage them and meet whatever you said you'll do that. You aren't able to go out and get the right kinds of clients and there's so much bad to it. You're doing a lot of catering to individual needs. Yeah. And then and then the next thing that happens in that progression of stupid decisions is. You end up with sunk costs that are dependent on small groups of customers that can't serve those costs. Right. So you can't recover it. Yeah. If you if you understand finance and some costs, I don't know. That's that's a little bit more mature finance. But. Yeah, no, I mean, I'm totally with you and you had said something about hiring. And so I want to go down this road, too, because I think this is also when we talk about making decisions. This is one of the places where I think a lot of leaders are making dangerous decisions. So. Talk to me about job descriptions, because you have a problem with using job descriptions and hiring and managing, and I'm curious about why. Yeah, that was a pretty PC way to talk about that, by the way. I think a lot about the words that I use. Yeah, understood. So. Here's the thing. There are. I identified eight elements that. Have to do with creating organizational sustainability that are addressed in the book. OK, six of those elements have a direct connection to staffing, whether it's recruitment or retention or management performance. So this is threaded through everything you do. I want to preface by saying that. Now, let me answer you directly. Why don't I like job descriptions? The reason I don't like job descriptions is because the people who write job descriptions begin by saying. Let me give you a simplistic example. I just want this office to be clean. So they write a job description and it says every day, empty the trash, vacuum the carpet, check the supplies for stock, see if there's any folders that are out and put them back in the file. So they go through this list of steps that have to be done, these tasks to keep the office clean. They give that to the person in the person says, oh, here's my task, go do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it. And something's not on there. And the guy comes in in the office. It looks messy and he says, the office is messy. Why didn't you do your job? And they go, it's not in my job. Yeah. So they give them tasks. I don't want people to give people tasks. I want them to give them goals or roles. So in this case, what you say is your job is to keep the office clean. What a concept. You have a brain. You can think for yourself. Now, how do you do that? This is going to sound burdensome and quality takes effort. Yeah. So I don't want to hear you out there listening to this, telling me you, I can't do this. It's too much work. That's fine. If you don't, you can commit suicide. It's your business. You can do what you want. I've done it. I know what it feels like. It ain't fun, but it's OK. Yeah. There's a company called Morningstar. It's not the rating company that rates mutual funds. It's a tomato processor in West Sac, California, Northern California. That worked for every processing plant over here. We have a bunch of it's a big tomato producer. Didn't like the way they ran their business and started his own. He's now the largest, most productive tomato processing plant in the world. Wow. Runs a flat organization. You want a job there. You walk in the front door and you say to whoever's behind the counter, I want to work here. And they'll say to you, why? What do you have to offer us? And that's how the hiring process begins. And it's done by employees. Now, how does he make this work? You have to have a hierarchy. There's I'm not arguing that, but he has a thing he developed called a clue, a C L O U, a calling letter of understanding. You have each employee talk to every other employee that they impact in the daily routine of what they do and say to them, here's my here's what I believe my obligation is to you as a coworker. Am I meeting your needs? And they document that my colleague obligations, they put it in writing, they sign it, and that's their job description. And it's created by the employees who are delivering value and serving one another, because if any of those people don't do their job. The value chain breaks, right? What a concept. Think about how strong a net that makes for an organization. When you don't have management telling people what to do, you have people saying, this is what I need to do for you to make your job good. Here's what I need you to do for me to make my job good. Suddenly you've got a self -managed group of people. Right. I mean, is that not amazing? They were written up in Harvard Business Review years ago, and the title of the column was first fire all the managers. And they're kind of like me, you know, you want to raise, you want to get somebody's attention, so you say something a little controversial. And it's brilliant, and it works, and I love it. And there is no absolute perfect way to do anything. There's no perfect job, there's no perfect company, there's no perfect solution to job descriptions. But when it comes to job descriptions, if you use that as the basis, you will have such a strong net of employee engagement and employee participation. Everyone will feel like they're valued. Think about that. You're asking people, what do you need from me? Now I get to know what you need from me, and I get to give it to you. It's a beautiful thing. That's why I don't like job descriptions. Yeah. Oh, listen, thank you for that. It makes perfect sense to me. I love what that company is doing. It reminds me of a program I do where it's internal customer service. You know, where you have to think about, okay, who am I impacting and who's impacting me? It's the same sort of thing that those folks are doing. What do I need from you? What do you need from me? How do we know? Because people don't talk about it. And then something falls down and it dominoes when it's such an easy thing to resolve. You just have to be able to have those
A highlight from Get Ready for Laser Season: Dr. Macrene Alexiades on Everything You Need to Know
"This is the RPD podcast where we are always reaching for truth and beauty. Remember, the brands on the show are not paying to be here, so we get to ask the questions you want answered because you deserve to be informed so you can make the best choices for yourself. And with that said, I'm Amber, and today my fabulous cohost is Dr. Makreni Alexiadis. I hope I got that right. She is a fabulous Greece native. By the way, Greece is one of my favorite places in the world. But a Greek name, so I'm hoping I'm pronouncing that right. She also holds three degrees from Harvard, is a practicing dermatologist in New York City and an all -around amazing, brilliant woman. I'm so honored to have you on the show today, Dr. Makreni. How did I do with the pronunciation? Like a native. Like a fellow Greek, I'm so honored. I mean, so, you know, prior to this, you know, when we were just chatting a minute ago, Greece is one of my favorite places in the world. I've been there three times now. Never to skiros where you are, but it is just magical. Are you? You were actually born in Greece. I wasn't born in Greece, but I'm a dual citizen. I spent half my life here, half my life in America, back and forth. And so that has really inspired me and given me a worldly view and a balanced view. And the Greeks, we were taught the Socratic method from birth, which is to question and to probe and to find the meaning of life. So it has really benefited me as a physician and a scientist and a creative and an artist. And I'm grateful to be able to bring that kind of global viewpoint to everyone. I love that. And again, I find that the Greeks of all the places that had been were the most familial, the most warming, the most, you know, come on into my house, come do this. And also the best tomatoes I've ever had in my entire life. Like it's just the best food ever. Thank you. Well, it's sun and believe it or not, not that much water in the summer and soil makes for fruits fantastic and vegetables. So delicious. You know, so listen, full disclosure, we are recording this. It is still summer, but this will air in September. So with that said, you know, I'm so excited to have you here because you are truly an expert in everything lasers. In fact, you told me you were writing a second textbook while you're there in Greece. Yes. I usually take this time when I'm not seeing patients to work on my academics, which is particularly textbook writing, which requires undivided attention. My first textbook is Alexiadis's cosmetic dermatologic surgery that was published by Walters Kluwer. You can get it on Amazon and it is the first of its kind. It's a disorder based text that takes the reader down an algorithm of the best medical cosmetic, which includes injectables, heels and lasers and surgical treatment options. And it's good for both patients as well as colleagues, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, physicians, who really need to know what the gamut is, the panoply of treatment options that are available. And then my second textbook is on photodynamic therapy. That is with the publisher of Selvia. That is the book that I'm finishing right as we speak. And that is an area of specialty of mine as well. In addition to lasers, it's the use of light to cure disease. Oh, I love that. We've been talking so much about different light therapies, red light therapy, blue light therapy. But I'm hoping that today, that you are really known as a laser expert. And since, by the time this airs, last weekend will have been the unofficial end of summer, even though summer doesn't end for like another few weeks, this is a really great time for people to start thinking about different sort of laser therapies that they can do, right? And so I'm just wondering, when we hit the fall, what are some of the most popular things that you were seeing in your offices? Great questions. And you are right. My patients are planned out months in advance. So I do my fall laser planning in the spring. So patients come in the spring, they start to complain about the things that start to present themselves when we start to get sun exposure, such as brown spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation. And those are not conditions you want to treat in the summer, particularly with lasers, because lasers kick up the heat in the skin, and you can get a tanning like result from that. So we pause on the use of lasers for pigment until the fall. So it starts back up pretty much end of September, beginning of October. And the other is, is that lasers against pigment are not as effective in the summer when you're getting all your sun exposure. So it may actually be working, but it looks to the patient as if it's not working because they're tanning in the summer. So all my laser cases are already fully booked all the way through to the holidays. I mean, yes. And you do have, I don't know, are we allowed to name drop? Can you tell any of the celebrities? Well, I think it's like public knowledge. I leave it to my celebrities. If my celebrities want to mention me and give me some love, and some of them do like Sienna Miller, Brooke Shields, and those guys, it's wonderful, Nikki Hilton. But I really adhere very, very, very strictly to HIPAA. And I know like, I mean, people have called me a billion dollar box office success, which I cherish that title. But my lips are sealed and I just, but I derive a great deal of satisfaction, pride and joy actors at keeping and models in their business, in their work, well until their elder years, which is really a source of pride for me. So on that, do you feel like there are certain things that you recommend kind of everybody does? Of course, we all have different skin types. We all have different conditions, but are there certain procedures now that you were loving, especially coming into the fall, clearly we are too late to book with you, sad, sad, but are there things that you are kind of loving out there for people to be doing this time of year? And are there certain treatments that you love for this time of year? There is no end to what I can do. I mean, I have to say, I was at a dinner party that night and one of the ladies was saying how plastic surgeons or dermatologists told her there was like nothing to be done for her. I have to say, I mean, I am fortunate that I have the embarrassment of the riches of knowledge and experience in both injectables and devices, but really there is no end to what I can do. I can treat in the summer. I am just saying that there are certain devices you do not want to do in the summer, such as fractionated devices, Q -switch devices, picosecond technologies, those are better done in the fall, but I have great treats for everyone all summer long. One of my current favorites is radiofrequency microneedling, which I am honored and acknowledged as, single -handedly, the dermatologist, scientist, and laser specialist who brought this whole genre to market. I sought and attained the FDA approval between 2006 and 2010 for the prototype radiofrequency microneedling device. That one was called the Profound. And since then, we have had a huge crop, a whole generation of devices, such as Morpheus is one that people know about. But there are many different types of genius, infamy, intensive, they are utilized in a way that is safe for all skin colors, all skin types, and can be used in the summer months. So that is one of my all -time favorites for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation, all summer long, with no risk of downtime or hyperpigmentation. Okay, so let's go back to the fall now, right? So because that's what we're kind of, the season we're coming into, good to know though that radiofrequency can be done year -round, what are your fall -specific treatments? What are the things that you're starting to address now, you know? Okay, so come September, you're done with your summer, Labor Day is over, now we're in the saddle, we're looking at this rung of treatment that is really dedicated to this time of year. When you're in September, be aware that there's still this delayed what we call seasonal lag. You can get this first week in October that's very sunny and warm and it really helps you to be outside. So please delay a little bit in treating your brown spots and hyperpigmentation with devices until October, however, in September, I do start to do some rejuvenation on people who I trust and know are really not going to go out in the sun, so that might include intense pulse like IPL, that is great for getting the summer off. All the sun damage you've accrued over the summer, you can start treating in September and if you're somebody who really is not going to go out in the sun, whether it's because you have kids in school or you yourself are working and you know that even if it's an Indian summer, you won't be outside, then you can treat with rejuvenation lasers such as fractionated resurfacing known as Fraxel, picosecond lasers such as Picogenesis or its predecessor, Genesis laser. These are all devices that are great for rejuvenation, for getting rid of sun damage, which you've accrued over the summer in short order so that especially if you can do a trio, which a lot of times these devices are done three months in a row, a month apart, three treatments. If you do September, October, November, you're ready for holidays. You're ready for Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Now I have to ask you, and I don't want to put you on the spot because do you have a lot of these devices in your office? Oh yeah, I have over 50 lasers and devices in my office. So here's where I'm going to put you on the spot then. Is there one that's like kind of your favorite? It's like asking who is your favorite child. Oh no. No, I mean, you know, my girls will tell you, like they're all my favorites. For example, I have specific devices that are my go -to and my favorite for eyelid tightening. So my claim to fame is that I replaced the plastic surgery with devices and injectables, right? And I'm replacing cosmetic procedures with active ingredients through my macrine actives. So that's been kind of the progression of my career over the last, and I have to say I've been in science for over 40 years, so I've been working really hard for many decades, but the progression was initially replacing plastic surgery with devices and injectables. And I go through phases of what my favorites are and then taking all that knowledge and translating it into active ingredients. So ultimately we can do all this at home, but I will just give you some of my highlights. All right, so if you don't want plastic surgery, be on the lookout for skin laxity, in my opinion, other than like having brown spots and sun damage, which of course does, you know, make you look not so great. I think it is equally important to keep an eye out for jowls and loss of the beautiful like elasticity of the skin that you want, especially in the jawline and neck. If you start to see jowls, if you start to see laxity, intervene earlier with non -surgical alternatives so that you don't end up needing surgery. Give you an example, I've been taking care of a classmate of mine from Harvard undergrad that we were class of like 89 and she doesn't look any different than when we were in college. Why? I have her face memorized and she believes in me so much and in the science and what I've done. She comes every four months like clockwork for all these years, 20 years, getting skin tightening with me with radio frequency devices, infrared light. She doesn't have any jowls, of course, a little bit of filler. And then she uses my actives. So if you were to really prioritize devices in my practice, I would say you want to keep on top of two classes of devices. One are the skin tightening technologies, whether it's around the eyes, jawline or neck or body, if you're down to body now. And then the rejuvenation technologies that we just talked about, IPL, fractionated technologies, genesis type devices to keep the sun damage and wrinkles at bay. And then if you need something more aggressive, you can always go to a CO2 laser, which I'm a specialist specialist in that as well. And that really is in my hands, an art form. I tailor the carbon dioxide and the erbium lasers, which are really our Cadillac devices for those who have more significance on damage in most cases or wrinkles and aging. But honestly, even people who have very light skin that starts to wrinkle a little bit prematurely in their 40s, maybe candidates already. And that, too, prevents the need for, say, blepharoplasty, which is eyelid surgery. It may prevent the need for a facelift because it'll give you enough of a strong rejuvenation.
A highlight from Larry Taunton
"Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy? Well, so are we, but until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric Metaxas. Welcome back, folks. This is Eric Metaxas, and welcome to the show. It's hour two. I continue talking to John Smirack, and after this segment, we'll bring on Larry Taunton to go over the news of the day and other things, but the news of the day being Tucker Carlson's mind -blowing interview with Larry Sinclair. Absolutely insane, insane that we're hearing about this for the first time 15 years after we should have heard about it. And the country's a different country because the media and the Republicans just squashed this information because they think you're too stupid to be able to process it on your own, so they have to censor it for you, scandalous. Okay, John, you were talking about something else. I was saying that Winston Churchill had a lot of flaws. He had been a warmonger in 1914. In 1923, he was hostile to the Germans, even though they were the Weimar Republic. He was an anti -German jingoist, but in 1940, he was the indispensable man, the only man who would stop the British from surrendering after France fell and cutting a disgraceful deal that let Hitler essentially run Europe. He was the indispensable man for all his flaws. And there were people in his party, the British Conservative Party, who wanted to push him aside and make a deal with the Nazis because it seemed like the prudent and sensible thing to do. That is exactly when you hear pious Christians condemning Donald Trump saying, well, he's got this terrible moral character. And he says, he puts out mean tweets. They wanna shove Winston Churchill aside and make a deal with the enemies of freedom and surrender to them because they find things unsavory about Donald Trump. And that's what's happening potentially in the Texas Senate right now with Ken Paxton, a heroic defender of religious freedom and the unborn and America's borders and election integrity. He's being savaged from the left by people who hate all those things and attacked from the squish center by the Bush family, which just resents him for beating one of their family members, George P. Bush, in an election. So you've got the most disgusting squish rhinos on the one hand and the far left cooperating the way they cooperated in the election of Obama. So that is my latest political article, but I've got a much more important piece I'd like to talk about. Sure. It has to do with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Was Jesus a sinner? Do we get to say that Jesus was a sinner too? I can't wait to hear where you're going with this one, John Smirack, what do you got? This is a theme I've seen first in mainline Protestant preaching and then in some woke evangelicals. So now of course it eventually filters down to the Vatican. One of the closest advisors to Pope Francis is Father Antonio Spadaro. He runs the semi -official magazine at the Vatican, La Civilta Cattolica. So he is like Pope Francis' right -hand man. He gave a sermon just recently about Jesus' encounter with the Canaanite woman. And I think we all sort of remember that story, this Canaanite woman whose daughter is possessed by a demon starts basically pestering Jesus for a miraculous cure. And Jesus makes her jump through a bunch of hoops. He tells her, look, I've only come to preach to the lost children of Abraham. It is not fit to give to the dogs the bread that is meant for the children. And when we read this, I think we're all a little shocked by it at first. Jesus doesn't sound very nuts. And we're like, wow, what is this? What is this about? I think it is one of those hard sayings in the gospel that we have to think through that challenge us. Jesus was not acting like Oprah here. He was being kind of a hard guy, kind of a tough guy. He makes the woman, basically she gets to the point of saying, but even the dogs get the scraps that fall from the master's table. Then Jesus praises her for her persistence and for her faith, and he heals her daughter, just remotely, heals her daughter. A happy ending. Well, Father Antonio Spadaro, Pope Francis's right -hand man, gave a sermon recently where he says Jesus does not care. He calls Jesus angry and insensitive. He says that his hardness is unshakable. He said that Jesus replies in a mocking and disrespectful way towards that poor woman, because he's apparently blinded by nationalism and theological rigor. But - Hold on, hold on, hold on. You're telling me that one of the top priests at the Vatican genuinely publicly disapproved of the behavior of Jesus of Nazareth, our God. He said that Jesus is giving in to his own racism and nationalism, but by the end, the woman, through her persistence, heals Jesus. He says, quote, Jesus also appears healed and in the end shows himself free from the rigidity of the dominant theological, political and cultural elements of his time. So in other words, the woman heals Jesus instead of Jesus healing the woman's daughter. Jesus's racism is rebuked and repents Jesus for his sin of racism. This is what Pope Francis's right -hand man is saying, but don't take comfort in the fact that you're Protestant. This crap has been around. Protestants have been preaching this for years. You would see it if you go to Woke Preacher TV, you can see videos of Protestant ministers saying this five years ago. Well, first of all, the word Protestant is meaningless because the Protestant church has been in the tank, since Dietrich Bonhoeffer was at union in 1930. I mean, we've had liberal, progressive Protestantism for about a hundred years, so - These are self -described evangelicals. Right, that's the difference. Some of these folks would be described as evangelicals, but they are woke and they're doing the same thing you're describing. But somebody that close to the pope to be saying this, unless you're exaggerating - No, I'm not exaggerating. I was quoting directly from the translation. So let me unpack what's going on here, okay? This is an attempt to put ourselves above Jesus to where we can judge Jesus Christ, because we're so enlightened and we're so intelligent and we have made so much progress. This is the ultimate rebellion, the ultimate new gospel of the Antichrist. And this is what is being preached in our churches where we can judge even the behavior of Jesus Christ. John, it's the clearest mercy I've ever heard. I mean, for somebody to be criticizing Jesus as having sinned even slightly, that goes against every doctrine of the church from the beginning. I can't imagine that this could be - That is what the Vatican is now preaching. So really what happened in this story is this woman is a Canaanite. She's a member of a fertility cult that used to sacrifice infants. So she basically is in a religion that worships demons. She comes to Jesus. The daughter she raised in the demon -worshipping religion is, big surprise, possessed by a demon. She asks Jesus for a miracle, a miracle, a suspension of the laws of nature. God is not some water tap. We turn it on and off. Oh, I need a miracle. Okay, thank you. She's asking for a miracle from a God whom she has rejected her whole life. He makes her jump through a few hoops to show her sincerity and then gives her a miracle. And yet these progressive Christians are so proud that they want to condemn Jesus so that they can feel superior to Jesus. That is the essence of liberal Christianity, where you are the ultimate authority and the secular culture around you are the ultimate authority. George Soros, Microsoft, Facebook, Harvard, Google, they are the authority. They judge even Christ. We have less than a minute left. It's just hard for me to believe that things are that bad, but it seems like they are that bad. I don't know how your average faithful Catholic could make sense of this. This is very, very disturbing. Well, we've had terrible popes before and we've had heretical popes before. We now have one who's probably the worst, most heretical in the history of the church.
A highlight from Top 5 Worst Fictional Medical Professionals W/ Maff
"The question is, do I have a God complex? Dr. Kessler says yes. Which makes me wonder if this lawyer has any idea as to the kind of grades one has to receive in college to be accepted at a top medical school. If you have the vaguest clue as to how talented someone has to be to lead a surgical team, I have an M .D. from Harvard. I am board certified in cardiothoracic medicine and trauma surgery. I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England. And I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you, when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry, or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death, or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trauma from post -operative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, you go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis. And you go to your church, and with any luck you might win the annual raffle. But if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17th, and he doesn't like to be second -guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something. I am God. I am from beyond. Listen, and all you desire will be yours. Welcome to Spider -Dan and the Secret Wars. Prepare for prattle. Welcome to Prattle World. I am your host, the ever -amazing, ever -spectacular Spider -Dan. And in this podcast, I spotlight entertainment's best -kept secrets that a mainstream audience may find boring. And welcome to Secret Bore Stories, where I invite guests to count down a personal top -five list in high -fidelity fashion. And this podcast is a special request from the main man himself, Derek Esoterik. The music maestro has requested a very special podcast, and I've got a very special guest returning. The main inspiration for Derek's music, as we know, has been the most popular podcast I've had this year, funnily enough, with the guest that is joining me today. And it is everyone's favorite milkman. It's Maf, and he's back to list a top five. And I've got a top five, too, and many, many, many other people have a top five after asking this question. I'm going to have to read out all these comments, so many. I really appreciate all the comments, don't get me wrong, but there's a lot this week. So maybe next time I might have to start saying, guys, I love all your comments, but I'm not going to use all of them. But Maf, welcome back to another podcast and to Prattle World. How are you doing? Not too bad. Thank you very much for having me back. I remember when you actually mentioned this to me, you said, shall we do Doctors? And I went, Doctor, no. Yeah, you could have one as well if you want. Yeah, it's funny because you start trying to think through stuff, and I wanted to not go down the mainstream of what the comments were. And that's when we start delving a bit deeper. There's some that I've actually marked down that I'm going to have to go back and watch these films for some of the ones that I haven't picked, but I've got some honorable mentions. But there's some evil bastards out there, really. There is. Did you know, Maf, that again, I've not mentioned it, but we are doing, we are listing, if you've not looked at the title, you've not looked at the social media, you won't know that we're covering the top five worst fictional medical professionals. And this has been requested by Derek. He's like, get the doctors, get all the nurses. And there's only one person I want to play doctors and nurses with, Maf, and it's definitely you. We're going to get 10cc stats of a top five terrible, terrible medical people, healthcare professionals. We love the NHS. But, Maf, serious note, did you know that the healthcare or medical profession is where the most serial killers come from directly and also has the highest rate of murder in any given profession? That explains my list a lot, to be fair.
A highlight from A Whiff of Innovation: Breaking Barriers with Ourside Fragrance
"This is the Art Beauty podcast where we are always reaching for truth in beauty. Remember the brands on the show are not paying to be here so we get to ask the questions you want answered because you deserve to be informed so you can make the best choices for yourself. With that said, I'm Amber and today my fabulous co -host is Tada Burke Williams. She is the founder of Our Side Perfumes and I am so excited to have her on today. This I'm telling you has become the scent that is like, I'm most excited to add to my fragrance wardrobe. Welcome to the show, Kaita. Thank you so much for having me. I'm really excited to connect and chat more. I am too. So I got to tell you, we've done a number of podcasts on fragrance and certainly fragrance is something that is so personal and that's hard to describe. It's hard to sell. You have to smell fragrance, but this is a fragrance and I'll tell you for me, it is dusk. You have three incredible fragrances, which we'll be talking all about, but this is one that I have been wearing and people will literally stop me and say, oh my God, what are you wearing? And for me, that's just like one of the highest compliments and I kind of love that. Yes, I love that too and that makes me so happy that you're a dusk fan. That is the second fragrance we formulated and I also like love it. I think it's kind of the it person scent. It like shows that you are all about it without trying too hard and I love it for like a night out, a date night. Dusk is that girl. I mean, I'm wearing it right now just in my house. It's like one of those fragrances that you're like, oh, and it feels luxurious. You know, I'm gonna get into all of the fragrances, but I found that your story is so interesting and forgive me for saying this, I feel like the traditional perfumers, right? One, a lot of them are men, right? A lot of them are working for some of like the big fragrance houses. I would love to know how you got into fragrances. Like what was your journey? Yeah, definitely. I think fragrance can be a little pale and male as I like to say, but for me, my love of fragrance, I think has pretty much always existed. Some of my earliest memories have scent associated with them like smelling a honeysuckle at our house in Ohio or the smell of hot dogs in a parking lot, like all of those kinds of nostalgic scents. Those are part of my memories. And for me, I was that girl who never really fit in. I grew up in this multicultural household. My mom is Jamaican and she's an immigrant. My dad was black from the South, but I grew up in this very small suburb and never really fit in anyone's box. And so I looked for escapes. At first that escape was through figure skating and then through reading and then later through scent. So whether it was going to Bath and Body Works and smelling the cucumber, melon, lotion or burning candles with my mom on the weekend, for me scent was this thing where I could close my eyes, breathe deep and just for a little bit transported somewhere else. So that was kind of the earliest inklings of my love for scents. But to your point, it's been a journey. I never thought that I could do anything with it. So I followed kind of a straight and narrow path and I went to college and I worked for two big corporations before finally being at business school where I had a conversation with my sister that sparked the idea for what would become our side. Okay, wait a minute. So you went to business school, were you thinking that you were gonna be in sort of cosmetics, fragrance? What were you thinking? Girl, what were you thinking? I know, right? I was not thinking that. I did not think I would do anything with entrepreneurship. And I am somebody who's existed kind of outside the beauty community. I don't wear a ton of makeup. I like it. I'm just bad at applying it. Girl, you don't need it. You look radiant and beautiful. Thank you. And for me, I've always loved scent, but I've kind of loved men's fragrances. I liked buying oils from the farmer's market and kind of experimenting with things that weren't really what was offered. So I never really felt like I was represented. And it was a conversation with my sister, Kasia. She's three years younger than me, so she's kind of on this Gen Z cusp where we realized that she had gone into a Credo beauty store and she had made a lot of swaps for conscious beauty products and she had stopped wearing fragrance because she was like traditional fragrance kind of gives me headaches and we have asthma and allergies. She's like, it's just like too much. I don't really feel seen or represented by these bigger brands. I don't feel like their values have really come up to date. And so I think I'm just gonna sit it out and not wear fragrance anymore. And I was like, well, that's so disappointing because we see all of these new creators and new visions in color cosmetics and skincare and haircare. So why doesn't that exist yet in fragrance? And we decided that maybe we should be the people to bring that to life, which was this crazy wild idea. And so it really started as this tiny idea. I got a grant from Harvard to start working on the idea, start learning more since I'm not from the industry and did like all the research, all of the things. And that's kind of how we got our start.
A highlight from M.W.A.E.P.
"Hello there, Dennis Prager with Julie Hartman. Dennis and Julie. Best time of the week. That was sweet. That's true. I love it too. Isn't that something? Okay, we won't wax about our enjoyment of what we do together. It can start grating on people. And for some it has. And we know, we're aware. Well, for those of you who don't know, this has actually preoccupied me. So very recently, and I'm sure all of you, certainly in the United States, are aware of the once in 80 something years, in other words, not since 1939 was there a tropical storm in Southern California or maybe California. We don't get that. I mean, Florida gets it. The East Coast gets it. Other places. So people, namely the National Weather Service, the state of California, the county of Los Angeles, it was like COVID. Schools were shut down. Government offices were shut down. People were warned, constantly stay home unless it is an emergency. This is life -threatening. I have a picture of the notice on my phone. Well, I attended a wedding that weekend. The warnings were for Sunday night. That Sunday night, I was to attend a wedding, which I did. The groom told me, and to his great credit, he was not engaged in self -pity. He just noted 40 people. And I would say the entire number of people there was 100. So there would have been 140. 40 didn't come. Because of this hurricane. Right. So now what everybody listening and watching needs to understand is Sunday night, it rained in Southern California. That's all it did. There were no winds. Not lightning from my part of town. That's an interesting point. Right. And regularly in Southern California, there are heavier rainstorms. It was just raining. That was the entirety. Now, there were parts outside of LA County where people were knee -deep in water. That's also very common. When there's a heavy rain, there's some flooding. It's part of life. So I was thinking, oh, I was very angry at the 40 people who didn't come to their wedding. It's so sad for the bride and groom. I mean, God bless them for enjoying their day. Even if zero people show up, you're getting married. It's a sacred, beautiful thing. But that must have been difficult for them. I would be sad and upset if 40 people, a large percentage, didn't show up. I got to tell you, I would pay any one of them money, good money, to come on my show and explain why they didn't go to the wedding. Well, in fairness to some, maybe they were flying and their flights were canceled or something. But do you think it was primarily local? No, no, no. They were in LA. No, no, no. And some had already arrived a day earlier. Nobody flew in that day. And the flights were not canceled. There was no reason to cancel a flight. Nothing happened. That's true. I actually was going to visit my sister on Sunday. She lives near LAX and I was watching planes take off and land in the rain. Flights were resuming. Resuming is not even the right word. They were going on. Resuming is fine. But they were never paused. Oh yeah, that's correct. So it's not the correct word. Okay. I was trying to bail you out. I know. Thank you. I appreciate it. I know you do. They closed the schools. I know. That's absurd. Truly absurd. How many parents won't complain? Well, you said on your radio show 1%. I would agree, but I actually think a lot more would write emails if they didn't think that they or their children would be penalized for doing so. I think that a lot of parents would fear that they would be labeled as climate change deniers, complainers, not trusting of the government and its supreme wisdom and authority. These parents would be seen as being hard on teachers who may not have access to transportation to get to schools. I mean, that's honestly what I think would prevent the parent more than anything else from sending an email to the school. And that's a whole problem unto its own. Yes, that is. So my very, very dark conclusion is one I wrote about. I actually read it on my radio show. You read my book, Think a Second Time, my book of essays? Of course, yes. I've read all your books. Yeah, you did. Okay. Except Deuteronomy. Except Deuteronomy. Yeah, I haven't read that yet. So I have an essay in there. I mean, I'm very proud of this fact because I wrote this in the late 1990s, a long time ago. And I wrote an essay about an experience I had. And in a nutshell, I was to give a speech in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Philadelphia. And so I arrived the day before in New York City, stayed overnight at a hotel in Manhattan, had a rental car. All night and when I woke up, do not drive blizzard storm conditions unless it is an emergency. Do not drive. I looked out the window of my hotel room. I remember this so vividly. And it looked to me like there was about one inch of snow on the ground. So I remember thinking, because I still had not yet realized what I now realize, people are so influenced by media that it is more influential than their own experience. Yes. This is critical. This is why it's so dark. So I thought, oh, well, I guess it's in New Jersey. It's horrible. Of course, it was a stupid comment because how far is Manhattan from New Jersey? You know, one of the tunnels or the George Washington Bridge. So I left three hours early and I got there three hours early. There was no traffic. Everybody listened to the radio and TV. And that awakened me to the ease with which people can be brainwashed. You are experiencing the opposite of what we're saying and you believe us. Well, that's the comment that I made. I remember on Dennis and Julie while I was still in college. I one remember day walking in Harvard Yard and this hit me like a lightning bolt, a real one, not a government fake one that may or may not have occurred during a fake hurricane. Anyway, I remember walking in the yard and going, what people are fighting against, what occupies so much of their time, the money that goes to grants and research projects and theses at this university doesn't exist. I mean, not that I shouldn't say doesn't exist, obviously. Small amounts of racism in the United States exist. Climate change does exist. Is it the existential threat? But think about that. This whole complex of thought and money and energy and time and it is given to these boogeymen that aren't real. The average student at the American college or university who says that they are fighting against racism has never seen it before a day in their lives. Isn't that amazing? And so you're right. People can be brainwashed so easily against what they see, against what they see or I mean, in the case of racism, don't see racism is totally rampant. I've never seen it. Wouldn't you think if the United States were as systemically racist a place as the left makes it out to be, don't you think we would have met one racist in our lifetime? I have never met a racist in my entire life. Literally not one. Well, I've lived a lot longer than you. The only one I knew was my grandfather. I know you told that on the air. Which was somewhat of a joke. Right. Because he treated, you said you treated black people beautifully. I have never in my life, not only have I never met a racist, I've never even like seen, I've never seen a neo -Nazi holding up a Nazi flag on the street. I've never, I've never even, I can't name one. It's absurd. Well, tell everybody what you pointed out to me. It's brilliant. I think we said this last week, but it's worth repeating. So when I worked for Dennis one summer, one of the things that I helped him out with was going through his massive volume of mail on email and flagging the most important things. And in all of my days and hours spent going through your mail, which by the way was riveting, it could be a show onto its own to talk about the messages you get. I never saw a singular racist email. That is amazing because as I think I said last week, you're a public figure. Forget that you're a conservative public figure.
A highlight from Ep 186: Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Better Leadership (with Daniel Goleman)
"I am a meditation skeptic. There, I've said it. My skepticism is rooted in a belief that I'm just plain high strung. I have been a nail biter my entire life, and I'm the kind of person who worries thinking that there's something I've forgotten to worry about. And so I'm just not buying that meditation would make someone like me calm. That said, I believe I need a more powerful incentive in order to create a new habit. Like if someone told me I would never lose my keys or my phone ever again, that might get me. Or if someone told me that meditation would increase my empathy or temper my temper, that could also work. Lucky me, I've found someone who connects the dots between meditation and emotional intelligence. The guy who wrote the book on emotional intelligence, Dan Goldman. Lucky me. The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence, which discounts IQ as the sole measure of one's abilities, quote, a revolutionary paradigm -shattering idea, end quote. That's a tough act to follow, Dan. And chose his article, What Makes a Leader, as one of the 10 must -read articles from its pages. His book, Emotional Intelligence, has sold over 5 million copies and was named one of the 25 most influential business management books by Time Magazine. If Dan Goldman then writes a book called Why We Meditate, I wanna know more and you should wanna know more too. Dan is my guest today, lucky us, and we're gonna talk about the connection between meditation and emotional intelligence. I'm also interested, as I suspect you are, in understanding what connection there is between meditation, emotional intelligence, and effective leadership, because that's the business you're in. Dan will also talk about other strategies for building EQ besides meditation, just in case the meditation thing does not stick for you. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a bit worried about doing right by Dan Goldman. He's a big deal, but we have already established that I'm a worrier. So I'm gonna try a little belly breathing, because I read that in the book, and try to get myself calm and clear. And by the way, I was kidding when I said that thing about my keys and the phone, kind of.
A highlight from 124 - Sculpting Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted - Kirk R. Brown
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. It's been over 200 years since he was born. People still absorb his parks and public gardens in more than 5 ,000 communities across the North American continent. The goal is to give the common man in this new world the same opportunities to experience creation as any king in his private preserve in the Old World. Frederick Law Olmsted is prevalently pronounced the father of American landscape architecture. In this episode, Kurt R. Brown interprets Frederick Law Olmsted. Kurt is a member of the International Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. He is a green achiever being recognized with many industrial awards. He represented Joanne Kostecki Garden Design as a leader in the design bill industry. At America's oldest garden in Charleston, South Carolina, he worked as national outreach coordinator. He is the past president of GardenCom. In the U .S. and Canada, he's delivered hundreds of keynote addresses, guest lectures, teaching symposia, and certified instruction over the past quarter of a century. He's also known to interpret historic horticulturalists and international dignitaries as John Bartram, Frederick Law Olmsted, among many others. He still finds time to cultivate his own private display garden. Join him now as he unveils his views of Olmsted. This is Episode 124, Sculpturing Nature. The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted with Kurt R. Brown Interpreting, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 63. Mr. Olmsted, would you take us back to when you were 36 years old and tell us what was your most valuable mistake up to that point? I sometimes have problems remembering what happened yesterday. Remembering what happened when I was 36 takes me to a point in time where I felt that I would never wake up, that somehow whatever hope I had of being properly engaged in an adult employment was never going to occur. However, it was at a time when seemingly everything in the world that I had touched or attempted had turned to dross. With that, when you are at the bottom, looking up from the bottom of that big black pit that you feel yourselves in, God smiles sometimes. And when he smiles, he puts in front of you an opportunity that unless you'd been in that pit of despair, you wouldn't think was a positive. I went over the brink of bankruptcy with a publishing company that my father had financed to put me on my feet in the world of communicating, largely garden communicating. But in that day, when publishers have cash in the drawer and decide that it's better in their pockets and they skip town, I was left holding an empty bag. When my sanity was at risk, there were a group of friends, Dutch elders from the state of New York, who looked at me in my circumstance and they said, without much thinking about it, we have a job for you, sir. And this was from Washington Irving, whom you might have heard, James Hamilton, the Cooper Hewitt later, and David Dudley Field, among many, many others, they said in response to my question, what is this job all about? They said, we believe that from your practical training as an agriculturist, from all of your horticultural writings, from your talents and from your obvious character, I took them at their word on that, we believe you eminently qualified for the duties of the Office of Superintendent of the capital T, the Central Park of New York. They wanted me to be a crew leader of one of the largest public works projects that had been undertaken since the construction of the pyramids. They thought by giving me this job, it would put my feet under my own table and allow me to support the family that I had inherited and adopted after my brother's death. So you see, this is a laugh because being a construction foreman on a landscape project the size of Central Park allowed me into other rooms and gave me the ability to meet other people, most notably among them, Calvert Vox. Of course, from that participation, from that connection, from that wonderful start at 36, climbing out of the black pit and going on into the greater international world of garden design. That's how you find me, sir. From that point till now, you have to consider all of the other doors that opened, designing the country's first great urban and public park. It was a democratization of space. That's the most important aspect that we were driving. All of the big parks of the old world were private preserves, were aristocratic in their founding or country homes of the elite and money. They were not open to the general public. Here we were designing a space, an urban space of green that would allow people at all levels of income to rub elbows and participate in a great and refreshing space. Out of that, the other things that came to my table were the obvious connections of making plans for residential subdivisions. I was ultimately asked to design a world's fair. And in that regard, I was one of the few who designed a fair that actually made money. Mostly the cities in which the Olmsted partnership worked were green belts. It wasn't just one isolated urban jewel. They were a necklace. They were a green necklace surrounding all of the major cities in which we did work, involving and parkways park sides with garden views. And with all of that, the infrastructure that necessarily came along with the design was an increasing awareness of public health and sanitation. I was also involved at the beginning of the American Red Cross with standardizing field operations, with organizing national outreach and coordination, and with putting women in nursing wards. I was also there at the beginning in trying to inventory the natural resources of Yosemite, and that began the National Parks Movement. I also encouraged managed forestry. I was the first person here in this country to hire a forester to help develop plans for management of 137 ,000 acres in Biltmore, not less. Governor Pinchot, as he later came to be known, was the first man that held the post at the National Center where he managed the national parks and forests. I was always involved in garden communication. I was a syndicated New York Times columnist. I was an abolitionist. I believe strongly in the development of cemetery arboretum where families could mourn the death of their loved ones. And I was the first one to be recognized for the design implementation and successful development of riparian restoration using early sustainable practices, because overarching all of these individual jobs, I believe that environmental health was also humanities welfare. Eventually, many of the things that we did for the first time or did for all of those who came later to ask us to repeat our success, eventually we codified most of the things that we were doing, and we were there at the beginning writing a syllabus for the American Society of Landscape Architects when Harvard graduated its first class. That's the beginning. And through it, we've tried to reach a point that you can look back and decide whether what we do, whether creating public parks, whether recognizing national parks, whether doing things as a green infrastructural implementation, whether that is garden design, whether it is landscape design or whether it is landscape architecture. I have certainly left the responsibility of that to all of the generations that came since the implementation of Central Park of New York. So let's look at the Central Park of New York. Where you started to turn around was when you got the job as superintendent. How did you make the jump from superintendent to being credited as the designer and builder of Central Park? I would never accept that title. I was mentored by a man far greater than I. His name was Andrew Jackson Downing, and he lived upstate New York. The concept of Central Park and the concept of public urban horticulture was his. He was the first man here in this country to successfully write that there was a model to be offered and followed in the development of landscape practices. He wrote and published a book in 1841 called A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. It was his idea in the 1840s what he called the picturesque landscape has great advantage for the common man. The raw materials of grass, water, and woods are at once appropriated with so much effect and so little art in the picturesque mode, and the charm is so great. You'll recall that 200 years ago I was born. It was also the same year that Napoleon died. There was a great turning where people decided it was no longer appropriate to design landscapes in the French style. The formality of trimmed hedges and topiaries and the development of boxed and hothouse grown examples of tropical horticulture. What they wanted was a natural or romantic view of the world. Downing's response to that was his development of the picturesque here in North America. So while the international turned on what was their term called romanticism, Downing's belief was that it needed to be picturesque. He brought a man from England who was just spectacular with the development of line and architectural standards. His name was Calvert Vaux. So we had Calvert Vaux doing all of the housing plans for Downing's models. Downing began a magazine called The Horticulturist where he promoted all of the values of horticulture and agriculture, how to design, creating a design for living. He encouraged all of us to plant spacious parks in our cities and unclose their gates as wide as the gates of mourning to the whole people. I was a very small part of the initial concept when they were looking for the construction foreman. Downing had been killed in a steamboat accident on the Hudson River. While they were searching for the plan, they had more than 30 proposals submitted for what Central Park was to become. Calvert Vaux had a concept and he asked me if I would join him in its presentation to the committee. My thought was that a proper city park should provide escape from the city. We solved all of the inherent problems of the design so that nature of the space would be one of unending vistas of green and the lawns would seem to go on forever. With Vaux asking me to be a partner, at that low point in my life, my answer was an unqualified sir, this partnership is on. We called our design and our proposal Greensward. I would still think of it with that name. Of course, everyone else has just taken it to heart and made it Central Park. I was 36 years old. I had a neighbor in Hartford as I was growing up and then on the speaking circuit in later years and Mark Twain, you might know him as Samuel Longhorns Clemens, said that age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. What were some of the challenges in the implementation of the Central Park design? The money was coming from Albany and the old Dutch money that still remained somewhat in the Tammany Hall organization of downtown New York politics would get their hands on the money before it would feed through to enrich, encourage and grow the project. The old Dutch burghers wanted an honest man as the paymaster. And so at the end of those long days, I was the man handing money to the day workers with cash on the barrelhead, paying them for moving the hundreds and hundreds and millions of cubic yards of soil that was transported to do those effortless looking hills and dales and rambles that became Central Park. The park itself is a democratic development of the highest significance. We can never, never, ever forget that public urban horticulture is that. It is the extreme expression of democracy. And simply put, we were looking at the three grand elements of Downing's definition of picturesque or pastoral landscape. Those three elements remain the same today as they were then. The symphony of grass, water and woods joined together with many, many artificial tricks of the trade into one uncommon space. At Central Park, we also added what would be in our concept the only sculptural element that was to be included in the final design. That was the Bethesda Fountain. With Bethesda, we wanted it to be similar to the quote from the New Testament, John chapter 5, verse 4, for an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water. Whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was made well of whatever disease he had. This becoming a place of union for all of those tired and poor of the city who would otherwise not have a green space with good public water. It became that, certainly, after the Civil War and even up until these days when the symbol of the fountain, that angel of the waters that was given to the first woman who ever won a sculptural commission in the city of New York later to become angels in America. Through all of this, that symbol of health and well -being has been guarded through all of its artistic progress. What other, as you referred to them as, tricks in the landscape design were implemented in the park? There were requirements, as most things are. They had to have cross streets, but we didn't want to interrupt the view of green. We sunk the roads, and it was unique in its concept because all of those cross streets that were mandated in the design brief were not seen once you were at grade or at the park level, so that all of the sheep's meadow and the grand lawns of Central Park were seemingly undivided and the cars would travel underneath that layer. The other thing was fresh water. The 800 and some odd acres of Central Park had to include what was an existing reservoir. The walk around the reservoir had to be included in the acreage, and to do that, we made the north part of the park into what I called a ramble. If you take the word ramble, it puts me back into my childhood. I had rides with my father and mother in the woods and fields. In those days, we were in search of the, well, the picturesque. Any man then who sees things differently than the mass of ordinary men is classified as one who has a defect of the eye and a defect of the brain. Who would think that you could move mountains to create a distant view while the cross -street thoroughfares of a major urban environment would traffic unwitnessed with the calm and peace of nature around you? In later years, it gave the common man access to a broader world. In the early days, when the park first opened, what we discovered is that entrepreneurs of the city would get a chance to meet and greet people who were not of or in their class, and everyone came together on the lake to ice skate. That had never been accomplished in an urban environment before, where the lowest and the highest achieved self -standing stature over a pair of ice skates. What other ways did you incorporate the blending of the classes? There were several types of road. There were access roads for tradesmen, and then there were the carriage trade highways that would tour the park and allowed for another whole type of merchant in the hiring of horse -drawn vehicles that are still there, conveying tourists into and around the park today because of the way the layout was designed. We also included space for a zoo and for ornamental horticulture in the display of flowers. It also gave space for the Metropolitan Museum, and then as you'll see over all these years, many, many other opportunities for people to regard themselves highly by installing other busts and portraiture. There's Cleopatra's Needle, which was that large obelisk that came from Egypt that has its own following up above the museum. It's all part and parcel of creating the ambiance of nature in an artificial way. You had some experiences of your own in a walking tour in England. How did those influence your view of design, and how did you take those and implement them in the park? The only difference is that in England, what we were looking at in the assortment of grass, water, and woods was that most of the developed areas were done for members of the aristocracy. They were country homes at the time. Previous generation, they were landscapes designed and achieved by Lancelot. They called him Capability Brown. Those assortments of grass, water, and woods were no different in concept, really, for the public parks that we were designing. The only difference is that in public funded projects, they had access for people of all social classes. There was no admission, no gate. I've heard it said you become who you hang out with. Tell us about some of the people that you have surrounded yourself with.
A highlight from The Harvard Set's War Against the Constitution with Alan Dershowitz and Noah Durham
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Andy the Charlie Kirk Show. Turning Point USA is taking charge on campuses. We are making America a better country and the reinforcements are coming. You're going to leave us some hope after this interview. You'll love it. Email me as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA today at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Get engaged, get involved with Turning Point USA. That is tpusa .com. As always, you can email me freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. 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. This is the most conservative high school graduating entering college class of boys in the last 40 years. Something huge is happening and we saw that poll and then I'm starting to get reports from our amazing Turning Point USA field team saying Charlie, we're now seeing this on the ground. We're seeing this when we're recruiting. The response is incredible. Now we have the macro and the micro together. Joining us now is Noah Durham, who is a field rep for the best organization in America. I'm a little biased. Turning Point USA. Noah, welcome to the program. Thank you so much, Charlie. No, yeah, you're absolutely right. We are seeing it on the ground firsthand. Just in the first week of me being back on campus, recruiting for Turning Point USA chapters across the South, we've connected over 800 freshmen just in my territory to their Turning Point USA chapter at their college and university. So we're seeing it. We're seeing the hype. And so just so everyone knows, Turning Point USA, we are doing the work on the ground to save America. This is clipboard and tennis shoes type work. While other people are kind of talking and debating past each other in Washington, DC, and they're writing white papers that people won't read. Look at these images. One after the other, after the other, doing the difficult work. Noah, walk us through in detail. This is tough work. This requires grit. This requires hustle. But the payoff is huge. Noah, tell us about it. Yeah. So, you know, first thing when I get on campus, I just set up a table and start talking about the conservative movement with people. And I've seen of time and time again, students come up and say, wait, is this a place that supports free speech? Is this a place that I can go to on campus and make friends that think the way that I do? And yes, absolutely it is. And the movement's growing and the word is spreading around campus. And I'm so excited to see it grow, especially this year. And so tell us, are you seeing, you know, especially with young men, are you seeing a little bit of a heightened interest more so than previous years? Yeah. And I absolutely think, I think they're fed up. I think they're pissed off coming out of the public school system at their high school. They're tired of these liberal indoctrination camps that keep weighing them down and they're not able to express themselves in school freely as much as they are on college campuses. And then they come to college and they say, you know what? Now is the time. I'm sick and tired. I'm joining a Turning Point USA chapter, and I'm going to make a difference on my campus and in my community. And that's also why I'm really excited for our high school department expanding and getting onto even more high school campuses than ever, ever before. So yeah, it's great things all the way around. Yeah. And so we now, we are the only organization in America at Turning Point USA that has a full -time staff, nearly 50 to 60 people just focused on high school chapter development. By the way, as we're talking here, if anyone is interested, go to tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school chapter, start a college chapter. That's 60 full -time people. By in comparison, the RNC has zero people doing anything. They're up in Milwaukee doing whatever. But Noah, talk about the grittiness of the work. I mean, your students get by the administration, they get smeared, they get slandered. You have a generally conservative region, right? Panhandle region, but some of the schools are as liberal as Stalingrad. Tell us about it, Noah. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we've seen just honestly, last week we had a number of freshmen come up and they say, hey, I know this is syllabus week, but we just had a number of classes in political science department and they seem to already be pushing these liberal and woke agendas day one with their curriculum. And so they are scared. They're wanting a community to support them and we can provide that for them on campus and just creating that space where someone can come together and meet with like -minded students and have that support and be able to report on the professors that are, you know, basically creating these indoctrination camps in their classrooms is a great resource for them. And they're very appreciative of it. And yeah. You guys want hope that are watching at home. Look at these images. One after we got hundreds, we have thousands of these on campuses across America. When we first started Turning Point USA, I was told, can't happen. Young people are liberal. This work is already getting done. That is a lie. A lot of those groups are low energy. They're out of the way now. They're old. They're outdated. We are on the front lines doing the work. So proud. Noah, tell the audience your story. You started as a chapter leader, which are the Navy Seals of the Conservative Movement. Tell us about it, Noah. Yes, sir. I was actually, I think I was a junior or senior at Auburn And, University. you know, I follow Turning Point USA since the beginning on social media and everything. And honestly, I saw how the college Republicans on campus were all just kind of lame, not really doing much, didn't have much interaction at all. And I was like, let's, let's start a Turning Point USA chapter. So I just went on the website and looked up all the information, how to get it started, and kicked it off from that point on. And, you know, I had, you know, probably 10 to 12 members until I left the school, just regular members at the chapter meetings and everything. We still had a great time. But now I get to work with that same chapter that has over 400 members. Wow. Yeah, 400 members at their chapter. It's grown significantly. They actually just had their first meeting last night, their first chapter meeting of the semester, and over 50 freshmen attended their chapter alone. And we must understand, there's some kids that are afraid. These are kids that are outspoken, right? Because there's a silent majority too, right? Now talk about that. I bet, you know, because we do this thing called tabling at Turning Point USA, which is our bread and butter, because unlike these other groups that just sit around on their hands and do nothing, we're not afraid, you know, to sweat. We're not afraid to wake up early. Tabling is the backbone of Turning Point USA. So, Noah, but tell me, I bet there's people that come up all the time. I hear these stories. Again, this is coast to coast from Buffalo to Arizona State, UCLA. We got thousands of these images. Noah, you hear from people and they whisper and they say, talk about the whisper, Noah. It's a big thing. Tell us about it. No, absolutely. And I'll take it a step further. Yes, students whisper, but we also have a number of college professors that come by the table and they say, hey, I'm with you. You know, they kind of walk up, look around, make sure none of their co -workers are watching. But that's the same kind of thing. There's this silent majority that's still kind of, you know, waiting in the balance. I feel like COVID helped a lot of people come, you know, out of the closet as a conservative. But we still have to push more and more to encourage more of these professors and students to come out of the closet and express their conservative values openly and proudly. Openly and proudly. And so if anyone across the country want to start, say, Turning Point USA chapter, go to TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. We are also hiring, right? And the Republican oligarchs. conservative This can't be done on campus. A waste of time. We have proven them wrong over 11 years. When we first started 11 years ago, the millennial generation was supposed to be the most progressive generation just from a worldview perspective. Now millennials are about 50 -50, almost within 50 -50. And Gen Z is trending amazingly. Noah, are you seeing that Gen Z? Have you seen something change for the positive, even more enthusiasm and more energy as we close this out, Noah? Absolutely. I mean, like I said, over 800 freshmen connected to their chapters just in week one. Week one. That's just one region, by the way, everybody. We got tons of these. This is just one place. Keep going. That's just college. For sure. Yeah. Week one, and we're seeing it too. The excitement when we're tabling. Students are running across the concourse to our table the second that they see our signs, the second they see the Turning Point USA logo. And they're like, okay, now's the time. I've seen you on social media. It's time to get involved. I want to make a difference here. TPUSA .com. Noah, tell people what happens when they sign up to start a chapter. They hear from you or one of our reps and we get them going. No excuses. Every, by the way, adults get your kids involved. If you're a student, TPUSA .com. Noah, tell us about it really quick. Yeah. Get involved. Sign up on the Get Involved form on the website. Your Turning Point USA representative will reach out to you and get you plugged in with your chapter and start a chapter today. It's great. Start a chapter. It's TPUSA .com. Noah, you're doing great work. So proud. We have the best staff in the movement and it really is special to see over 11 years. I'm telling you, Gen Z is going to shock the world. They know it. That's why they attack Turning Point USA so much. We're the most attacked organization in America. Noah, God bless you. Can't wait to see you. Maybe at a campus stop, UCF. I'm not sure if that's your territory or not, but I'll be there. All right. We'll see you there. All right. Thanks, Noah. God bless. Thank you. That's TPUSA .com. Frontlines. That should be your white pill, everybody. Oh, Charlie, things are terrible. Stop it. Go to work. Oh, you know, the country. No, stop it. Get out of the way. If that's the kind of complaining you're going to do, I got no patience for you. Seriously. I get these emails, Charlie, it's a waste of time and all this. I don't have the luxury to believe such garbage. Do something about it. Reinforcements are common. Gen Z is ascendant. Bottom up. Yeah, your leaders at the people from DC, they are awful. I get it. Do something about it. That's what Turning Point USA is all about. Next generation, young, energy, grassroots. That's the type of muscle that is going to make a difference for generations. TPUSA .com. Start a high school or college chapter today. TPUSA .com.
A highlight from 1224. One Chat To Rule Them All! Unstoppable Domains INTERVIEW
"All right, so today we're going to dive into the concept of maybe one chat system to rule them off. We're going to talk a little bit about that, what kind of technologies are starting to make their way into Web3, but also kind of this merger from what we're seeing within the Web2 apps. And we wanted to do this with Unstoppable. And I think you guys are going to like the show. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Vera. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today, of course, is Sandy Carter, who is coming in over from Unstoppable domains. You of course know her and have seen her, COO and channel chief. Great to have you back. Thank you, Paul. So great to see you again. Yeah. Listen, I was looking at some of the videos that we have done with you. Five months ago was the last one, and this was on the Web3 identity side. So interesting stuff. We've had you on the channel a couple of times. Tell us what's been going on with Unstoppable over these past five months. Anything new? Oh my gosh. We've had so many new things, so many new partnerships and so many new features that have been coming out. I'll actually start with today. Today we announced messaging. We did two partnerships for messaging, one with XMTP on what we call person -to -person messaging so that I can message you, Paul, you can message me, as well as with push technology. Push technology will be driving our business to user messaging, which really helps you to, as a partner, to message all of your users. So let's take Polygon, for instance. All the Polygon users of Unstoppable, Sandeep, the CEO, could message all of those through push technology. So two amazing new partners that joined the fold just today. We also announced something called UD Blue. Which is pretty cool. So Unstoppable Blue is the ability to get some premium features and functions by subscribing to one of our services. So we've taken a page out of several other companies' books in order to do that. But the response was really great. So you get things like a website template creator, the ability to do bulk minting, for example. And so that was also very exciting because UD Blue was a real powerhouse of what we're looking at and what we're looking to see as well. And then a real shocker at ECC in Paris, we also were able to announce that we are now selling on our website .eth. And so that was a big shocker because we're number one in naming services, ENS is number two. Now we have one -stop shop with unstoppable domains and you can buy either of those from us or more importantly, hopefully all of the above. We see a lot of people coming in and just saying, I want sandy .x and sandy .eth and they'll just do a clean suite. So I think that's really powerful. I like the centralization because that does, I think for a lot of people, they are used to that already in the traditional web two domain naming services that are available out there. So I think it's a good move on you guys' part. And also, I think it's just one of those things for the future of web three, the easier we can make it, the better. I think it is going to be for everyone. I want to jump to a couple of... Can I add one more on ease of use? I'm sorry, Paul. So the other thing that we announced that I'm really excited about is the very first web application three marketplace. Today there are marketplaces out there like OpenSea or Rarible or Magic Eden for NFTs, but we announced the first web three application marketplace. And we're really excited about that because in there you can see our 870 different integrations that are there. You can see that featured bar, which I don't know why it's not filling in, but when it fills in, those are all the featured web three apps using AI. So for example, like Etherscan or Phantom, and we're going to change the feature apps every month. And then a customer or a user or an owner can come in and they can search for tax application or metaverse or game or whatever they're interested in and get access to that as well. We think that this is one of the most powerful things that we've announced in a long time because, you know, I even said five months ago, utility is greater than hype. And we kept announcing and announcing all these partnerships, but how do you find out about all of them? How do you search for them? How do you know where you can use your unstoppable domain? Now you can get it all from the marketplace. We did a video actually on the marketplace. It was in one of our videos where we broke that down. We saw some great opportunities there. So for those of you watching or listening in today, make sure and check back on some of our Unstoppable videos. We may have not had Sandy on it, but we talk about Unstoppable quite a bit. And Sandy, I want to jump over to a tweet here. This was from you guys' Twitter account. A couple of features here that I think are unique. One, this of course is in reference to, you know, ETH naming services. So obviously for ETH, now you can do that there. Using ETH to log in with Unstoppable, that's interesting. And also building an unstoppable profile with no gas fees. So that's cool. Encrypted email. Explain this with the .ETH domain. How will that work? So we integrated with a partner called Skiff. And Skiff is amazing because what Skiff enables you to do is to send encrypted email. You've been able to do that for a long time with any of the Unstoppable domains, but now that access is also open to .ETH domains as well. So that would enable encrypted domain. But some of the other things I love about .ETH is, you know, we heard that people wanted to buy more than one. So now you can buy multiple .ETHs off of our website. The other thing, in fact, Paul, it was really funny. I was talking to a reporter and I was telling him about how we're now selling .ETH on our website. And he's like, man, I had my name all laid out and I forgot that it was subscription, that you had to renew it, and I lost it. And so now with Unstoppable, you can set an auto -renewal date. So you can say, hey, I want to renew this automatically for five years, Unstoppable, take care of that, so that you never lose your name again. I think that's really powerful too. Well, I mean, I think for anybody who is, if you think about just traditional naming services out there, they're kind of accustomed to that if they've got any kind of .COM in the past. So some of that is definitely out there in Web2 land. Push alerts on the iPhone, though. So that's available. Any plan for Android, because I'm rocking both iPhone and Android now these days. When are you going to have that available as well? Yeah, I mean, we think it's going to be, we said coming soon in our blog post, but we think it's probably going to be as soon as next week, where you'll also be able to use and leverage this on your Android device as well. And you know, it really just has to do with the approval processes, you know, before you can publish anything to the App Store, the Apple Store, you have to get their approval. The same thing is true with Android. So it's just a matter of getting all the approvals done. Yeah. Is there a difference between the ETH naming service when you go over to ens .org and what you guys are doing, or is it just very transparent? Is there, other than, you know, the ability to auto -renew, things of that nature, what would be some of the key things that are differentiating between you and what ENS is doing? So, I mean, I think the big ones are auto -renewal, which is really powerful. The ability to buy more than one .ETH, we've had that happen a lot. This is one of our, you know, working backwards from the customer, being very customer obsessed. One of the things that we heard about a lot is having the ability to go in there and say, I want Sandy, I want Sandy Carter, I want S. Carter, and I want to buy all those at one time versus keep going back and back and back. So I think that that's a really big deal and a really big feature as well that we enable. And, you know, just the ability as well. If you're a new user, one of the reasons we did this was to expand the market. We're looking for more Web 2 users to come in and we wanted to make it really easy for them. So today, using Unstoppable, you don't have to have a crypto wallet. We will store it for you in a vault. Now, you still own it, so it's still yours, you still own it, but it's now stored in a vault. And that means that at any time, you can come and claim it and put it in your wallet. But while you're still learning, quote unquote, the space itself, you're also able to place that into the vault. And the vault is, I think, very powerful and is getting more and more powerful as we progress forward. Explain it a little further because I think some of the people that might be listening or watching right now, they may have not even used Unstoppable before. So let's say I go in, I get my name, .whatever, let's say .crypto or .x, and I want to put that in. I'm not using, I'm just using a regular credit card to be able to buy that. What that's doing is it's just putting it, parking it in a vault until I put a wallet to it. Is that how it works? That's right. So you still own it. It's still yours, but it's in a vault, so it's still secure. It's being held for you, so nobody else can buy it. It's yours, but you don't have to go through and set up a wallet. You know, Paul, I think you and I talked on one of the episodes about how hard it is to get crypto from an exchange, put it in your wallet, figure out your wallet, protect your, you know, have your private key there. And so this makes it so easy. You know, now for the first time, you can buy sandy .eth with a credit card. You don't have to pay in crypto, and you can store it in a vault. So if you're brand new to the space, you just want to get started or you want to take a bet on the future, this is a great way to do it because all you need to do is have a credit card, place it in a vault, and then when you're ready to tackle the next, and hopefully when Web3 becomes easier, and maybe that wallet won't be quite so hard, then you're able to really go ahead and just get started and get moving as well. Okay, one last question on vault, just for my own reasons. Is there a recurring fee for vault storage that you've got to pay for? How does that work as a whole? Yeah, so we do charge $4 a year, so it's a very low fee, but we charge $4 a year for the storage that it costs to just store it. Because again, as you're storing it in the vault, you're not storing it in your own wallet. That's per domain versus per user, or is that one user, one vault? Per domain, that's right. All right, so I mean, for those of you, I would recommend getting a vault, but if not, go ahead and get a wallet and be able to, of course, integrate that way. Talking about wallets, obviously, Solana just recently put out their Solana name service. That, of course, is now starting to roll out. What about the potential integration with what Solana is doing? We love Solana. You know, already, if you look at many of our applications that we support login with, they are Solana -based applications. We are looking for a lot more naming services. We want Unstoppable to be the one -stop shop for Web3 domains. So, you know, Bonfito runs the .sol naming service. We would love to have them sell on our site, as well as many, many others. We're chatting with lots of other naming services right now to get the ability to sell those on our site. Most recently, we announced that we would also support .sats, which is part of the ordinal family for Bitcoin. So that's the newest one that we also did as well. Well, it's going to be good. I think the more we see integrations, kind of the all -in -one location, you know, if you think about GoDaddy and what they've done with regular domain service within Web2, maybe Unstoppable is kind of the future there. I want to jump over to a clip real quick. And this is in reference to an interview we did with the McFarland team, along with some other people. And it was talking about allowlist. And this was some situations that are occurring with NFT drops and just projects in general. Let me play this clip for you and hear what you have to say. A Discord allowlist, a little bit of a kind of a clunky process that we're seeing play out in real time around this. So, you know, why not use like a Web3 kind of solution here for something like that? It is absolutely not the ideal and it's not where we want to go going forward. So hopefully it's a lot smoother. So Trevor and I had a long conversation about this from McFarland. And again, we like what McFarland is doing. As you could see, that would be a perfect example of a Web3 solution that could get into allowing someone like me who has an ID and be able to drop into something like that in terms of a project very easily. You know, some kind of that, you know, one chat to end them all or one ID for every use case. Are you guys looking at any kind of integrations or any potential solutions for things like this? Well, today, if you have Unstoppable, you can log in to over 500 different applications with using your Unstoppable ID. We are looking at, you know, we want to get up to so we're at 870. We want to get up to a thousand really quickly. So we're looking at any and all integrations that add value to our users. Paul, the way we work is really using the Amazon Web Services model, which is working backwards from our customers. So, for example, the announcement we made today on messaging, that came directly from our users and our partners. They said, we want to be able to message each other. And so, you know, I wrote a PR to make that happen and then we worked backwards and we got that in the game. So this is something that would be an amazing integration to do as well. And we've got a whole list of people that were, you know, companies that we're working with. So if you want to make a great introduction for me, please do that. We know the Farland team, so I'll introduce you to Trevor and Todd over there. Yeah, I'd love that. You mentioned 500 apps. Is there a place on the website where we can go take a look and just see what is available and what's coming? Where is that available right now? Yeah, so on the Unstoppable Marketplace, all of our apps and wallets are there. So that's where 870 different applications. So we have 520 apps or D apps, right? Decentralized applications, 170, now 171 wallets are out there. We also have games like Atari that are out there and metaverses. So if you ever want to know, do you support something, it's here. Or if you want to go out and search by category, you can also search by category. So, you know, when tax season was in, people were asking us, are there apps that you guys integrate with so that we can quickly do our tax systems for, you know, the upcoming, what is it, for 15 deadline. And then we just recently integrated as well with a company called Bitcrunch. We're integrated with them because what they do is they actually assess the value of your entire NFT portfolio. So, you know, if you have some of your NFTs in, you know, maybe in Magic Eden, some in Rarible, some in OpenSea, maybe some don't exist there, it gives you a nice little analytical, using artificial intelligence, kind of an assessment of where that sits today. So it's pretty cool. So we continue again, we listen to our customers, they say, wow, we need to do this or we would like to do, you know, like Etherscan or whatever it happens to be. And then we try to go and get that integration done with whatever great company that is. So a lot of companies out there starting to look at Web3 solutions, whether it's integration on loyalty, NFT projects, all sorts of use cases that are starting to flow into the business side of, you know, Web3. Are you guys looking at any major partnerships, corporate, you know, kind of whether it's, you're doing a deal or they're just trying to start to utilize some of these services? What are you seeing in that landscape right now? Oh my gosh, Paul, there's so many Web2 companies right now that are very interested in trying Web3. And it's not because Web3 is hip or cool, but it's because of the value prop that Web3 brings to the table. So you mentioned loyalty. Loyalty is a really big one because everything's on chain and you can identify users. It's just such a great use case. So we're seeing that one pop up for a lot of Web2 companies. We haven't closed any yet, but we have many, many, many inquiries in that space. And I would say at ECC, which was our last big Web3 show in Paris, we had double the interest of Web2 companies at that show and us than we had in the previous year. I think right now that people are just a little nervous, right? A lot of people equate Web3 equals crypto and people are nervous about crypto. And you and I know that Web3 doesn't equal crypto. Crypto is one of the use cases. It's why we make available credit card purchase and vault. So you don't have to go with crypto. But I think we're gonna see, once I think the regulations settle down, which we are seeing, we just saw Coinbase, we just saw Ripple, we're seeing several of the court cases come down favorable. I think when that regulation gets solved, that we're gonna really unleash the Web2 companies because there's just so much interest, but there's just a fear of, is now the right time to move forward with it? Yeah, one of our company entities is a consulting group. And I work in that capacity with a lot of different brands. And that is the same kind of landscape we're seeing. Everybody's starting to build a strategy right now. They just haven't deployed. There's a lot of projects that are underway right now for utilization of a lot of tool sets, whether it's loyalty or you look at NFT applications, as well as smart contract integrations into some brand identity, especially around IP. So I would agree with you. I think there's gonna be some big steps going forward. Let's talk a little bit about humanity check verified versus things like what we've seen with Worldcoin. Talk to me a little about what you guys are doing in that space as we are looking at identification as being a potential here. And this is something that you and I have talked about before and how this might change the future of just self -identity in Web3. Talk to me about what you guys are doing. Yeah, so we actually did introduce, we were one of the first to introduce a humanity check. And one of the things that we found out was with our humanity check, a lot of Web3, it just didn't fit the Web3 ethos, right? People really didn't want to be identified. But now as we're starting to see more and more Web2 come in, humanity check is starting to become something that's mandatory. So the slide you just had up was Rarimo. We did a partnership yesterday with Rarimo. And so the interesting thing there is we continue to do our own humanity check, but some apps are also looking for you to verify that you are a person and not a bot. And so we partnered with Rarimo on that, who is also working with Galaxy and Decentraland and some other applications that will use unstoppable domains as part of that humanity check. I do think, you know, if you think about Worldcoin, Worldcoin went, I think, way above, right, using biometrics. And most of the Web3 community I talked to is not ready for anything like that. I mean, if you think looking at a government -issued ID and comparing it, that was kind of too harsh. Biometrics went way above, at least from what we heard about from our users as well. Yeah, it's definitely one that appears to be crossing the line. But no, no, we're also talking about kind of this next evolution of demographics right now. Whether it's in the U .S. or abroad, there's a lot of nations that have, we'll call it a younger demographic who is very crypto -native, digital -native, social -native. They kind of get that. But I'm kind of on the fence here in reference to identification, just because we see the problem with bots in not only just here on the YouTube channel, but we see it in social media. We have our own Power Index, which is a tool that analyzes sentiment. And bots are one of the biggest problems that we deal with right now. So I think it is something that if Web3 can solve that, that would be pretty significant going forward. Speaking of bots, I want to jump over to your cryptoseam .x mystery boxes. And I was looking at this, and it just looks so close to what's happening over at Twitter. I think, all right, could there be some partnerships looming here with what you guys are doing and with what Elon Musk is doing over at Twitter? Yeah, well, you know, we've had .x now for, I think, almost three or four years. A .x, I would say, .x. And for us, .x is, you know, has always been the hippest and the coolest extension. So a lot of celebrities go with .x. And so I think it's always been a really cool extension for us. When Twitter rebranded, I did reach out to Twitter, and I'm looking forward to some upcoming meetings. We don't have anything planned, so there's no pre -announcements or anything. But I would like to just chat with them about some things that we could potentially do around the space. But x, you know, x marks the spot. I think x makes everything cool. I think that x has always been super cool, and it's always been one of our number one .x extensions as well. So you see more there. The mystery boxes are done with Magic Eden. We have a box. We're going to, you know, package things together. And it's a mystery. You don't know which name you're going to get. It's guaranteed to be at a certain level, but could go even above that value. So I think it's pretty exciting. We did this once before, and we completely sold out. So again, listening to our customers, you know, they said, bring this back. We like the mystery. We like being surprised. So that's what this is. Well, it's good gamification, I think, which is one of the engaging elements of not only digital, but Web3, I think we'll see more and more of this. So for sure. All right. I was looking at your Twitter right here. OpenSea. We have some requests for the Unstoppable ENS community that we'd like to see for Web3 domains on OpenSea. What do you think about this? That is a big integration, or would be. What's the likelihood of something like that? We've been talking with Devin, who's the CEO of OpenSea, for quite a while. And they have said that integration is on its way. So I do try to keep a very open dialogue with them. Obviously, it's up to them on timing. We keep preparing lists, and now that we also sell .eth, we have lists of requirements from us as well as .eth. And so we'd love to see OpenSea do that integration. You know, right now, OpenSea is dealing with a lot, especially around all the royalty issues. And so I think they've got to get through that. And then I'm hopeful that we'll be next in line for that integration. Interesting. All right. So we've been talking about that a little bit on our channel in reference to creators and the utilization of Web3 solutions, what this might mean for this next generation, I think, of really digital ID, Web ID, or whatever you want to call it. There's going to be a centralized identifier. And the ability to kind of navigate no matter what app, like you mentioned, being able to communicate intra -app without actually having a home base. I want to play a clip for you. This is Pussy Riot and a little bit about what she has been doing out there. Let's play this clip. The all -female group called Pussy Riot has been jailed for two years for an anti -Putin performance in a Russian Orthodox cathedral. What was it like? What did you face inside prison? I ended up in a labor camp. It was also a psychological torture because with your labor, you support the system that you go against. You said you've had this one job for many years. What's that one job? My job is to hurt Vladimir Putin as much as humanly possible. Can you do that with art and music and protest? Yeah, of course. Because bullets can penetrate your body. Art can penetrate your mind. Does that make you dangerous? Some people say so. Do you think you are? No, I think I'm nice and cute and fluffy and like really just lovely person. The point we're getting at here is obviously the way in which social will be utilized in the future and the idea of digital ID. I was looking just here on Linster. This is an example of the use case that's starting to be used with whether you think about creators or you just look at anybody that's essentially going to be utilizing tool sets like this in Web3, especially around digital ID. Because this starts to create the digital ID ownership that is yours. Now you have the ability to kind of span out. What are your thoughts on kind of the future of where digital ID is going? Well, I think there's still so much potential for digital ID. If I look at things like social causes in particular, when we did our focus groups asking people, what do you want as part of your digital identity? Social causes was one of the very top along with cars and sports, of course. And so I do see a lot of potential to use your digital identity to represent causes. For example, we are getting ready to announce our top 100 most inspirational women of Web3, our top 100 young girls of Web3. And that's a social cause, right? I'm trying to get more diversity inside of Web3 and I'm using our digital identity to do that as a social cause. I think digital identities in the future will represent social causes and not just ones that you talk about, Paul, but ones that you really do something about, right? Because with blockchain, you now have the ability to find out not just what people say, but what they actually do. But in the future, you know, education will be part of digital identity. So you no longer have to guess if I have Harvard on my LinkedIn profile, did I really go to Harvard or am I just saying I went to Harvard? I think healthcare, you know, I just met up with 100 healthcare startups up in New York. I think that healthcare could be a really ripe area for digital identity. Of course, we saw California now is working to get car titles as well on digital identity. So I think the future is really bright here. There's so much that's possible. But I think we need more adoption and more maturity as we go along and more innovation. And that's, you know, I just saw you flash up women of Web3. You know, women of Web3 and AI is really important because everything says that if you have more diversity of thought in what you're doing, you're going to get bigger ideas. You're going to innovate stronger and more powerfully. So I truly believe that this is a big, big, big focus. And here you see Paris Hilton. You know, she believes the same. She's working really hard for women in this space. And I love partnering with her and her team on a whole set of initiatives, again, to change the game for that social cause.
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"Or change at identity or rest are the first and second secrets of nature motion and rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail or the signet of a ring. The whirling bubble on the surface of the brook admits us to the secret of the mechanics of the sky. Every shell on the beach is a key to it. A little water made to rotate in a cup. Explains the formation of the simpler shows. The addition of matter from year to year arrives at last at the most complex forms and yet so poor is nature with all her craft that from the beginning to the end of the universe she highs but one stuff but one stuff with its two ends to serve up all her dream like variety compounded how she will star signed fire. Water tree men. It is still one stuff and betrays the same property. Nature is always consistent though she feigned to contravene her own laws she keeps her laws and seems to transcend them arms and equips in animal to find its place and living in the earth and at the same time she arms and equips another animal to destroy it. Space exists to divide creatures but by clothing the sides of the bird with a few feathers. She gives him a petty omnipresence. The direction is forever onward but the artist still goes back for materials and begins again with the first elements on the most advanced stage. Otherwise all goes to ruin if we look at her work. We seem to catch a glance of system in transition. Plans are the young of the world vessels of health and vigor but they grope ever upward towards consciousness. the trees are imperfect men and seemed to bemoan their imprisonment rooted in the ground. The animal is the novice and probation rather more advanced order. The men though young having tasted the first drop from the cup of faults are already dissipated. The maples and ferns are still une corrupt yet. No doubt when they come to consciousness they too will occur and swear flowers so strictly belong to youth that we adult men soon. Come to feel that they're beautiful generations concern not us..
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"Mid the trouble that ensued Trouble can hinder the full quest when royalty had fallen dust miserably. The riddling thinks compelled us to let slide the dim past and attend to instant needs. Well i will start afresh on once again made dark things clear right worthy concern feebis worthy line to for the dead i also as meat will lend my aid to avenge the wrong to thebes unto the god novus how far off kinsman but myself shall i expel this poison in the blood for who so slew that king might have a mind to strike me to with his assassin hand therefore in writing him i serve myself up. Children hasty quit. These alter says take hinshaw. Sapient ones go summoned hither even commons. With god's good successes. Shaw is ruined if we fail accent oedipus and korean come children lettuce hands. These gracious was still the very purpose of our suit. And may the gold who sent his oracle saves with all and rid us of this past accent priest and supplements sweet voice daughter. Zeus from my goal paved ping shrine lofted thieves divine. What does sound bring the. My soul is racked and shivers with year. Healer of here has felt some pain on number before or with the circling years renews penance in your offspring of golden. Hope voice. immortal andy. I summer theme. I call zeus porn goddess defend robinson sister artemis radio thieves high thrown in the midst of our mart. More of the death wing karch or three four eight eye cream from death and bruin our city to save if the days of old when we ni- perished gave draped from our land the fiery plague being near us now and defend us on me what countless wurmser mind all. Our host is in decline weaponless. My spirit lies earth. Her gracious fruits denies women. Ueli barron throws life on life. Down stricken goes swifter winning birds flight swifter than the firebirds might the western shores of night wasted thus by death on death all our city parish corpses spread infection round none to ten or more discount wailing on altar stare. Wising randoms rings air long drawn. Moans piercing cries lunch with prayers in. Whitney's golden child zoo so here but find angel face appear grant that aries. Who's hot breath. I feel though without charge for steel. He stocks whose voice is the battle. Shouts me turn in sudden route. The in harvard three sweetwater sped or infiltrations bed for what night exam done smit by tomorrow son. Perisher fathers whose hands does wheeled the lightning brands lane him. Beneath by levying bold. We pray slang. Oh that combine arrows to hang from that taught. Gold goldstrike might fly abroad. The champions of our rights and the flashing mike of arguments where with the hundred sweeps across the l- issues deeps the to why call with golden snorted hair whose name orlando bear. Bacchus to combine many evil shout. Come with five bright torch route. Five god who. We adore the god. From god's hor enter. Oedipus you pray as well but would you hear my words and heed them and apply the remedy. He might put on find comfort and relief. Mind you. I speak as one who comes a stranger to this triple no less than to the crime. For how unaided. Could i track it far without a clue which lacking full too late was. I enrolled citizen of thieves this proclamation. I addressed all theban. If he knows the man by whom layoffs son of lab dhaka's slain. I summon him to make clean shrift to me. And if he shrinks they reflect that thus confessing he shall scape the capital charge for the worst penalty that she will befall him is banishment unscathed. He shall depart but if an alien from a foreign land be known to any as the murderer let him who knows speak out and he shall have due recompense from me an thanks to boot but if he still keeps islands if through fear itself oh friends you disregard my head. I hear what i then resolve. I lay my ban on the assassin. Who so he let nobody in this land where off i hold the sovereign rule harbor off speak to him give him no part in prayer or sacrifice old lustral rights but hound him from your homes for this is our defilement. So god hath lately showed to me by oracle's thus as their champion. I maintain the calls both of the gold on the murdered king on the murderer this curse i lay on him and all the partners in his guilt rich. May he pie in uttar wretchedness and for myself if with my priverty gained. Admittance to my hof. I pray the cursed i laid on others fall on me. See that he give to all my best for my sake. And the gods out for our land a desert blasted by the wrath of heaven fall. Let alone the god's express command were a scandal. You should leave on purged the murder of a great man and your king nor track at home. I now that i am load successor to his throne. His bed is wife and had he not being frustrated in the home of issue call on children of one move had forced a closer bond tweaks him on me but fate swoop down upon him therefore i his blood avenger will maintain his calls as though he were my size and leave no stone unturned. Attract the assassin or avenge the son of dacas of polito of cadmus and again. No i of the race. And for the disobedient i pray may the god send them neither timely fruits of us not me increase of the womb. But may they waste pine does. Now they waste die worse stricken but to all of you. My loyal subjects. Who approve acts may justice out ally. And all god's be gracious. The tenue evermore oath take an swear. I slew him not myself nor can i need this layer for the quest twelve down then. Feebis who proposed the rebel himself should give the answer. Who the murderer was well-argued bird. No living man can hope to force the gods speak against their will. May i then say what seems next. Best is.
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"Introductory note henry wadsworth longfellow february. Twenty seven th eighteen o seven to march twenty four. Th eighteen eighty two was an american poet and educator whose works include. Paul reveres ride the song of hiawatha and evangeline. He was the first american to translate dante. Allegories divine comedy and was one of the fireside poets from new england. Longfellow was born in portland maine which was then still part of massachusetts. He studied at bowdoin college and became a professor at bowdoin and later at harvard college after spending time in europe his first major poetry collections. Were voices of the night. Eighteen thirty nine and ballads and other poems eighteen forty one. He retired from teaching in eighteen. Fifty four to focus on his writing and he lived the remainder of his life in the revolutionary war headquarters of george washington in cambridge massachusetts. His first wife. Mary potter died in eighteen. Thirty five after miscarriage. His second wife francis appleton died in eighteen one after sustaining burns. When her dress caught fire after her death longfellow had difficulty writing poetry. For a time and focused on translating works from foreign languages he died in eighteen. Eighty two longfellow wrote many lyric poems known for their musicality and often presenting stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular american poet his day and has success overseas he has been criticized by some however for imitating european styles and writing specifically for the masses..
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"No indisposition having followed her to the smallpox i inaugurated her with active variety matter. The same appearance followed as in the preceding cases and efflorescence on the arm without any effect on the constitution case. Six it is a fact so well known among our dairy farmers that those who have had this box either escaped. The cowpox disposed to have its slightly that as soon as the complaint shows itself among the cattle assistant procured if possible who are thus susceptible of it otherwise the business of the femme could scarcely go forwards in the month of may seventeen ninety six. The cowpox broke out. At mr baker's a farmer who lives near the splice was communicated by means of a cow which was purchased in an infected state at a neighboring fair and not one of the farmer's cows consisting of thirty which were at that time milked escaping the contagion the family consisted of a manservant to dairy maids and a servant boy who with the father himself with twice a day employed in milking the cattle. The whole of this family except several win one of the day we made had gone through the smallpox. The consequence was that the farmer and the seven boy escaped the infection of the cowpox entirely and the seventh man and one of the maid servants had each of them nothing more than a saw on one of their fingers which produced no disorder and the system. But the other day remade several win. Who never had the smokes did not escape in so easy amana. She caught the complaint from the cows and was affected with symptoms described in the fifth page in so violent agree that she was confined to her bed and rendered incapable for several days of pursuing her ordinary vocations. In the farm march twenty eighth seventeen. Ninety seven i inaugurated this go and kathleen rubbed the variety lewis matter into two slight incisions made upon the left arm. A little inflammation appeared in the usual manner around parts whether massa was inserted but so as the fifth day it vanished entirely without producing any effect on the system case seven although the preceding history clearly evinces that the constitution is far less susceptible of the contagion of the cowpox. Auctoritas felt that of the smooth walks and although in general as i have observed they who have had the smallpox and are employed in milking cows which are infected with the cowpox either escape the disorder or have soles on the hands without feeling any general. Indisposition gets the animal economy is subject to some dairy asian in this respect which the following relation will point out in the summer of the year. Seventeen ninety six. The cowpox hit at the farm of mr andrews. A considerable dairy adjoining to the town of buckley it was communicated as in the preceding instance by infected cow purchases affair in the neighborhoods. The family consisted of the pharma. His wife two sons a man and a maidservant all of whom except the farmer who was faithful of the consequences bull apart in milking the cows hall of them exclusive of the manservant had regularly gone through the smallpox..
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"Introductory note the present volume aims to represent as far as the limits of space allow the chief dramatists of spain. France and germany to the plays included here should be added the faust and egg mont of printed in another volume of this series. These eight works along. With the specimens of the elizabethan in modern english drama given in the harvard classics indicate the high water mark of dramatic production in modern times and afford a basis for comparison with the masterpieces of the drama of antiquity as represented in the volume of nine greek dramas. Pedro called her own de la. Barca was born in madrid january seventeenth sixteen hundred of good family. He was educated at the jesuit college in madrid and at the university of salamanca and a doubtful tradition says that he began to write plays at the age of thirteen. His literary activity was interrupted for ten years. Sixteen twenty five to sixteen thirty five by military service in italy and the low countries and again for a year or more in catalonia in sixteen thirty seven he became a knight of the order of santiago and in sixteen fifty one. He entered the priesthood rising to the dignity of superior of the brotherhood of san pedro in madrid. He held various offices in the court of philip. The fourth who rewarded his services with pensions and had his plays produced with great splendour. Died may fifth sixteen eighty one at the time when called her own began to compose for the stage. The spanish drama was at its height. Lok vega the most prolific in with called her own. The greatest of spanish dramatists was still alive and by his applause gave encouragement to the beginner. Who's famous to rival his own. The national type of drama which lopez established was maintained in its essential characteristics by called her own and he produced abundant specimens of all its varieties of regular plays. He has left one hundred and twenty of auto sacramental 's the peculiar spanish allegorical development of the medieval mystery. We have seventy three. Besides a considerable number of farces the dominant motives in calder owns dramas are characteristically. National fervid loyalty to church king and a sense of honor heightened almost to the point of the fantastic though his plays or late in a great variety of scenes ages the sentiment and the characters remain essentially spanish and this intensely. Local quality has probably lessened the vogue of called her own. In other countries in the construction and conduct of his plots. He showed great skill yet. The ingenuity expended in the management of the story did not restrain the fire emotion and opulent imagination which mark his finest speeches and give them a lyric quality which some critics regard as his greatest distinction of all calderon's works. Life is a dream may be regarded as the most universal in its theme. It seeks to teach a lesson that may be learned from the philosophers and religious thing of many ages that the world of our senses a mere shadow and that the only reality is to be found in the invisible and eternal the story which forms its basis as oriental in origin. And in the form of the legend of varlam and who so fat was familiar in all of the literatures of the middle ages combined with this in the plot is the tale of a boo song from the nights the main situations in which are turned to farcical purposes in the induction to the shakespearean taming the shrew but with called her owned the theme is lifted altogether out of the atmosphere of comedy and has worked up with poetic sentiment and a touch of mysticism into a symbolic drama of profound and universal philosophical significance..
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"Introductory note niccolo machiavelli one of the most brilliant and versatile intellects of the italian renaissance was born at florence may third fourteen sixty nine. He entered the public service as a young man. And between fifteen hundred and fifteen twelve. He was employed in a number of diplomatic missions to the other italian to france and to germany when the medici returned to power in and fifteen twelve machiavelli lost his positions and suffered imprisonment and torture on his release in the following year. He retired to the country and devoted himself to study. And the composition of his most famous work the prince other writings followed and in the last year of his life. We find him again and active life. This time as a soldier he died. June twenty-first fifteen twenty seven a more detailed account of machiavelli by lord. Macaulay will be found in the volume of english essays in the harvard classics. machiavelli's amy. The prince has been very variously interpreted. His motive was probably mainly patriotic but the exclusion of moral considerations in his treatment of politics lead even in his own century to his. Name's becoming a synonym for all that is diabolical in public and private policy. Whatever may be the relation of the methods expounded in the prince to his personal ideals. The book remains the most vivid and suggestive picture of political conditions in the italy of the renaissance. Machiavelli discourses on lives. Decades deals on a larger scale with many of the topics of the prince. His art of war elaborate his views on the military side and his history of florence. His life of custody. Oh connie and his comedy mandra gala ristic products of an accomplished man of letters. One time was diplomat and soldier at another historian. Poet and dramatist fuming represent so thoroughly the extraordinary versatility of that wonderful age of all machiavelli's writings says garnett. The prince is the most famous and deservedly for. It is the most characteristic. Few subjects of literary discussion have occasion more controversy than the purpose of this celebrated book some have beheld in manual for tyrants like the memoirs of tiberius so diligently perused by emission others have regarded it as a refined irony upon tyranny on the sarcastic plan of swift's directions to servants. If so humble analogy be permissible from various points of view it might alternately pass for either but it's purposes accurately conveyed by neither interpretation. Machiavelli was a sincere though to supple a republican and by no means desire the universal prevalence of tyranny throughout italy. His aim probably was to show how to build up a principality capable of expelling the foreigner and restoring the independence of ili for this intention could not be safely expressed and hence his work seems repulsive because the reason of state which he propounds as an apology for infringing the moral code appears not patriotic but purely selfish with all his faults and oversights nothing can deprive matter of the glory of having been the modern aristotle in politics the first or at least the first considerable writer who derived a practical philosophy from history and exalted statecraft into science..
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"It is equally improbable that the elevator forces should have uplifted throughout the above vast areas innumerable great rocky banks within twenty to thirty fathoms or one hundred twenty two one hundred eighty feet of the surface of the sea and not one single point above that level for wherein the whole surface of the globe. Can we find a single chain of mountains. Even a few hundred miles in length with their many summits rising within a few feet of a given level and not one pinnacle above it. If then the foundations whence the atoll building coral springs were not formed of sediment and if they were not lifted up to the required level they must of necessity have subsided into it and this at once solves the difficulty. Encircling barrier reefs are of all sizes from three miles to no less than forty four miles in diameter and that which fronts one side and encircles. Both ends of new caledonia is four hundred miles long. Each reef includes one two or several rocky islands of various heights and in one instance even as many as twelve separate islands the reef runs at a greater or less distance from the included land in the society archipelago generally from one to three or four miles. But at haga you. The reef is twenty miles on the southern side and fourteen miles on the opposite or northern side from the included islands. The depth within the lagoon channel also varies much from ten. To thirty fathoms may be taken as an average but at venacuro there are spaces. No less than fifty six fathoms or three hundred sixty three feet deep internally. The reef either slopes gently into the lagoon channel or ends in a perpendicular walls. Sometimes between two and three hundred feet underwater in height externally the reef rises like an atoll with extreme abruptness out of the profound depths of the ocean what can be more singular than these structures. We see an island which may be compared to a castle situated on the summit of a lofty submarine mountain protected by the great wall of coral rock always steep externally in sometimes internally with a broad level summit here in their breached by a narrow gateway through which the largest ships can enter the wide and deep encircling moat as far as the actual reef of coral is concerned. There is not the smallest difference in general size outlined grouping and even in quite trifling details of structure between a barrier in an atoll the geographer bow has well remarked that an encircled island is an atoll with highland rising out of its lagoon removed. The land from within and a perfect atoll is left. But what has caused these reefs to spring up at such great distances from the shores of the included islands. It cannot be that the corals will not grow close to the land for the shores within the lagoon channel when not surrounded by alluvial soil are often fringed by living reefs and we shall presently see that there is a whole class which i have called fringing reefs from their close attachment to the shores both continents in of islands again on what have the reef building corals which cannot live at great depths base there encircling structures this is a great apparent difficulty analogous to that in the case of atolls which has generally been overlooked it will be perceived more clearly by inspecting the above sections which are real ones taken in north and south lines through the islands with their barrier reefs..
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"Now said perseverance unto galahad we must depart so pray. We outlawed that. We meet together in show time. Then they did off their homes and his together and with dr departing chapter searching now says the history that when loss lot was come to the water a more to us as it is rehearsed before he was in great parallel and so he laid him down and slept and took the adventure that god would send him so when he was asleep that came a wishing unto him and said loss a rise up and take armor and entering the first trip that showed find and when he heard these words she started up and so great clearness about him and then he lifted up his hand and blasting and so took his arms and made him. Greg and so by adventure came by strand and founder shaped the which was without say or and as soon as he was within the ship there. He felt the most sweetness that every fell and he was fulfilled with all things that he thought on or desired. Then he said fair sweet father. Jesus christ i want not in what joy i am for this joy politics all earth three jewish that ever. I was in and so in this joey. He laid him down to the ship's ford and slept today and when he woke he found that a fair and lying. Gentlewoman dead the which was Sister and us law slot device turn is fighting a right hand. Raised the which you read the which told him all the adventures that you've heard two four and what lineage she was. Come so with this gentlewoman sir. Lot was a month and mole if you would ask live. He that fed the people of israel with manna in the desert. So was he fed for every day when he had said his prayers he was stained with the grace of the holy ghost so on a night he went to play him by the waterside for somewhat wary of the ship and then he listened and heard an horse come and on writing upon him and when he came nigh he seemed a night and so let him pass and when the ship was and there he alighted and took the saddle and the bridal input put the horse roaming and went into the shape. And then don't look dress down to women said gb welcome and the answer and saluted him again and asked him. What is your name for much. My heart gives unto you truly said he. My name is launch dulack. So said he then be will come for you. Were the beginner of me in this world Said he are ye galahad year for shows said he and so he needed down esteem his blessing and after took office him and kissed him and there was great joy between them for their snow. Tongue can tell the joy that they made either of other and many friendly words spoken between a would the which is no need here to.
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"Cause of our ideas in a word may they're not for all that be matter phil. How often must inculcates the same thing. You allow things immediately. Perceived by sense to exist nowhere without the mind but there's nothing perceived by saints which is not perceived immediately. Therefore there's nothing sensible that exists without the mind the matter therefore which you still insist on. Its something intelligible. I suppose something that may be discovered by reason and not by sense. Hal you are in the right phil pray. Let me know what reasoning your belief of matter is grounded on and what this matter is in your presence of it how i find myself affected with various ideas where of i am not the 'cause neither are they the cause of themselves or of one another or capable of assisting by themselves as being altogether inactive fleeting dependent beings they have therefore some 'cause distinct from me and them of which pretend to know more than that. It is the cause of my ideas this thing. Whatever it be. I call matter phil tell me highness. Hath everyone liberty to change the current proper signification attached to a common naming any language for example. Suppose a traveler should tell you that in a certain countrymen pass unhurt through the fire and upon explaining himself you found he meant by the word fire which others call water or if he should assert that there are trees that walk upon two legs meaning men by the term trees. Would you think this reasonable hell. No i should think it very absurd. Common custom is the standard of propriety in language and for any man to affect speaking improperly is to pervert the use of speech and can never served to a better purpose than to protract n multiply disputes where there is no difference. In opinion. fill in does not matter. In the common current expectation of the word signifying and extended solid movable unthinking in active substance how it does fill and had it not been made evident that no such substance can possibly exist and though it should be allowed to exist it how can not which is inactive because or that which is unthinking because of thought you may indeed if you please next to the word matter a contrary meaning to what is vulgar lee received and tell me you understand by it. An extended thinking active being which is the cause of our ideas. But what else is this to play with words and into the very fault you just now condemned we so much reason i do by no means find fault with your reasoning inland to collect it 'cause from phenomena but i denied that the 'cause deduce by reason can properly be termed matter hile there is indeed something in what you say but i am afraid you do not thoroughly comprehend meaning i would by no means thought to deny that god or an infinite spirit is the supreme cause of all things all i contend for is that subordinate to the supreme agent. There is a cause of a limited and inferior nature which concurs in the production of our ideas not by any act of will or spiritual efficiency but by that kind of action which belongs to matter..
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"Introductory note ralph waldo. Emerson was born in boston. Massachusetts on may twenty fifth eighteen. Oh three the son of a prominent unitarian minister. He was educated at the boston. Latin school at harvard college from which he graduated at eighteen on leaving college. He taught school for some time and in eighteen twenty five returned to cambridge to study divinity. The next year he began to preach an eighteen twenty nine. He married ellen tucker and was chosen colleague to the reverend henry ware minister of the historic church in hanover street. Boston so far things seem to be going well with him but in eighteen thirty one his wife died and in the next year. Scruples about administering. The lord's supper led him to give up his church in sadness and poor health. He set out in december on his first visit to europe. Passing through italy. Switzerland and france to britain and visiting lander coleridge wordsworth and most important of all carlyle with whom he laid the foundation of a lifelong friendship on his return to america. He took up lecturing and he continued for nearly forty years to use this form of expression for his ideas. On religion politics literature and philosophy in eighteen thirty five he bought a house in concord and took their his second wife. Lydia jackson the history of the rest of his life is uneventful. As far as external incident is concerned. He traveled frequently. Giving lectures took part in founding in eighteen forty the dial and in eighteen fifty seven the atlantic monthly to both of which he contributed freely and the former of which he edited for a short time introduced the writings of carlisle to america and published a succession of volumes of essays addresses and poems. He made two more visits to europe and on the earlier delivered lectures in the principal. Towns of england scotland he died at concord on april twenty. Th eighteen eighty two after a few years of failing memory during which his public activities were necessarily greatly reduced. At the time of emerson's death he was recognized as the foremost writer and thinker of his country but this recognition had come only gradually the candor and the vigour of his thinking had led him off into champion unpopular causes and during his earlier years of authorship his departures from unitarian orthodoxy were viewed with hostility and alarm in the abolitionist movement. Also he took a prominent part which brought him the distinction of being mobbed in boston and cambridge. In these and other controversies however while franken his opinions and eloquent and vigorous in his expression of them he showed a remarkable quality of tact and reasonableness which prevented the opposition to him from taking the acutely personal. Turn which it assumed in relation to some of his associates and which preserved to him a rare dignity. Recognition of his eminence has not been confined to his countrymen carlyle in britain and herman grimm in germany were only leaders of a large body of admirers in europe and it may be safely said that no american has exerted in the old world and intellectual influence comparable to that of emerson..
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"John dunn who was after dr done and dean of st paul's london and he at his leaving oxford writ and left there in verse a character of the beauties of her body and mind of the first. He says no spring nor summer. Beauty has such grace as i have seen in an autumnal face of the ladder. He's says in all her words to every hearer fit. You may at rebels or at council. Sit the rest of her character. Maybe read in his printed poems in that elegy which bears the name of the autumnal beauty for both he and she were then passed the meridian of man's life. This amity begun at this time and place was not an amity that polluted their souls but an amity made up of a chain of suitable inclinations and virtues and amity like that of saint chrysostomos to his dear and virtuous olympus whom in his letters. He calls his saint or an amity more like that of saint here To his paula. who's affection to her was such that. He turned poet in his old age and then made her epitaph wishing all his body were turned into tongues that he might declare her just praises to posterity and this amity betwixt her and mr dunn was begun in a happy time for him he being then near to the fortieth year of his age which was some years before he entered into sacred orders a time when his necessities needed a daily supply for the support of his wife seven children and a family and in this time she proved one of his most bountiful benefactors and he s grateful and acknowledged her of it. You may take one testimony for what i have said of. These two were the persons from this following letter and sonnet madame. Your favors to me are everywhere. I use them and have them. I enjoy them at london and leave them there and yet find them at mitcham such riddles as these become things unexpressed able and such is your goodness i was almost sorry to find your servant here this day because i was loath to have any witness of my not coming home last night and indeed of my coming this morning but my not coming was excusable because ernest business. Detained me and my coming. This day is by the example of your saint..
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"Introductory note a sketch of the life and work of christopher marlowe will be found prefixed to his play of dr costas in the volume of the harvard classics containing gert his house. The precise date of edward the second has not been determined but it is generally and plausibly assigned to one thousand five hundred and ninety two ninety one the historical basis for the plot marlow found in the chronicles of fabian. Stow and holland. Shed especially the last in. Its treatment of the facts of history. This play is a typical example of the class of drama known as the chronicle history which flourished in the last two decades of the sixteenth century and culminated in shakespeare's henry the fourth and henry the fifth while the order of events in history determines for the most part the succession of scenes the author condenses omits elaborates and rearranges in order to gain dramatic effectiveness and to bring out the character of edward and the results of his weakness thus the action covers the historical period of some twenty two years though. No such stretch of time. The suggested by the play the military operations in ireland and scotland and especially the battle of bannockburn are antedated in order to connect them with galveston who was in fact dead before any of them occurred and the adherence of spencer to the king is made to follow immediately instead of several years after the death of the earlier. Favorite yet with all this freedom in the handling of details marlowe succeeds in giving a substantially true as well as a powerfully affecting picture of the character and fate of edward. The second the play is the ripest. In most masterly of marlowe productions showing in the delineation of character the construction of the plot and the freedom and variety of the verse a striking advance over his earlier work nowhere else does he rival so closely his great successor shakespeare..
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"Chief inducement captain fitzroy to undertake present voyage and before the admiralty had resolved to send out this expedition. Captain fitzroy had generously chartered a vessel and would himself have taken the back. The natives were accompanied by missionary are matthews of whom and of the natives. Captain fitzroy has published a full and excellent account. Two men one of them died in england of the smallpox. A boy and a little girl were taken and we had now onboard york minster jemmy button whose name expresses his purchase money and foggy basket. York minster was a full grown short thick powerful man. His disposition was reserved taciturn morose and when excited violently passionate his affections were very strong towards a few friends on board his intellect. Good jemmy button was a universal favourite but likewise passionate. The expression of his face at one showed his nice disposition. He was mary and often laughed and was remarkably sympathetic with anyone in pain. When the water was rough. I was often little seasick. And he used to come to me and say plaintive voice poor poor fellow but the notion after his aquatic life of a man being seasick was too ludicrous and he was generally obliged to turn on one side to hide smile or laugh and then would repeat his poor poor fellow. He was a patriotic disposition. And he liked to praise his own tribe and country in which he truly said they were quote plenty of trees and he abused all of the other tribes he. Stoutly declared that there was no devil in his land. Jimmy was short thick and fat but vain of his personal appearance. He used to wear gloves. His hair was neatly cut and he was distressed. His well-polished dirtied he was fond of admiring himself in a looking glass and faced little indian boy from the rio negro whom we had for some months on board soon perceive this and use to mocking jemmy. Who was always rather jealous of the attention paid. This little boy did not at all like this and used to say with a rather contemptuous. Twist of his head too much skylark. It seems yet. Wonderful to me when i think over all his many good qualities that he should have been of the same race and doubtless partaken of the same character with the miserable degraded savages when we first met here. Lastly foggia basket was a nice modest reserved young girl with a rather pleasing but sometimes sell expression and very quick learning anything especially languages this. She showed in picking up some portuguese and spanish. When left shore for only a short time at rio de janeiro monte video and inter knowledge of english york minster was very jealous of any attention paid to her for it was clear. He determined to marry her as soon as they settled onshore. Although all three could both speak and understand a good deal of english it was singularly difficult to obtain much information from them. Concerning the habits of their countrymen this was partly owing to their apparent difficulty in understanding the simplest alternative. Everyone accustomed to very young. Children knows how seldom one can get an answer. Even so simple a question as whether thing is black or white the idea of black or white seems ultimately to fill their minds so it was.
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"Man had affiliate of white feathers tied around his head which partly can find his black course and entangled hair. His face was crossed by two broad. Transverse bars one painted bright red reached from ear to ear and included the upper lip the other white like chalk extended above and parallel to the first so that even his eyelids were thus colored the other two men were ornamented by streaks of black powder made of the party altogether closely resembled the devils which come on the stage in plays like defra shirts. They're very attitudes. Were abject and the expression of their countenances distrustful surprised in startled after we had presented them with some scarlet cloth which they immediately tied round their necks. They became good friends. This was shown by the old man patting our breasts and making kind of chuckling noise as people do when feeding chickens. I walked with the old man and this demonstration of friendships was repeated. Several times it was concluded by three hard slaps which were given me on the breast and back at the same time. He then bared his bosom for me to return the compliment wits being done. He seemed highly pleased. The language of these people according to our notions scarcely deserves to be called articulate. Captain cook has converted to a man clearing his throat but certainly no european ever cleared his throat with so many hoarse. Guttural clicking sounds they are excellent mimics as often as we coughed or yawned are made any odd motion. They immediately imitated s. Some of our party began to squint and look awry. But one of the young wiggins whose whole face was painted black accepting a white band across his eyes succeeded in making far more hideous grimaces they could repeat with perfect correctness. Each word in any sentence we address them and they remembered such words for some time yet we europeans. I'll know how difficult it is to distinguish apart. The sounds in a foreign language which of us for instance could follow an american indian through a sentence of more than three words. I'll savages appear to possess to an uncommon degree. This power of mimicry. I was told almost in the same words of the same ludicrous habit among the cafes. The australians likewise have long been for being able to imitate and describe the gate of any man so that he may be recognized. How can this faculty be explained. Is it a consequence of the more practiced habits perception and keener senses. Come into all men in a savage state as compared with those long civilized one. A song was struck by our party. If wiggins would have fallen down with astonishment with equal surprised they viewed are dancing. But one of the young men when asked had no objection to a little waltzing little accustomed to europeans as they appear to be yet they knew and derided are firearms. Nothing would tempt them to take a gun in their hands. They begged for knives calling them. By the spanish word cuccia. The explained also what they wanted by acting as if they had a piece of blubber in their mouths and then pretending to cut. Instead of terret i have not as yet noticed the freudians who we had on board during the former voyage of the adventure and beagle in eighteen. Twenty six to eighteen thirty captain fitzroy seized on party of natives as hostages for the loss of a boat which had been stolen the great jeopardy of party employed on the survey and some of these natives as well as a child who bought for pearl button he took with him to england determining to educate them and instruct them in religion at his own expense to settle these natives in their own country..
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"Oh what a panic's in night. But he stay. That needs to stop a woolsey hasty with beckett and battle. i'm gonna be laced. That unin chased the amount that in paddle. I'm truly saudi. Man's dominion has broken nature of social union and justifies. That ill opinion. Which makes the staffel. That me i after bomb companion and fellow awful. I did not wiles. But they won't. The've what then could be that. One leave a damon. Cat enough saves a smarter request. I'll get a blessed with aleve and never miss it. They we bet who see to It's was the wins. Struan nathan new too big at new. Before geting and bleak december those wins in sudan snail and keen though saw the fields laid bannon waste weedy went coming fast and cousy he beneath the blast of thuc the dwell till clash the crew. Colta passed through. I sell that we. But he believes unstable has coast the money a weedy nettle now those pundit at all that travel but who set hold to thule the winter sleety devil and cranbrook called no no lane improving food site. Maybe the best laid schemes own mice and men gang off deadly and leah's no but goody pain fa promised joy still the blessed compared with the present only touch the but oh i bite what cast by on prospects leah far what though i can see i guess an fee end off to a mouse. Tom o. shanta mile. Robert burns this reading by gordon. Mackenzie tom or shanta by robert burns. A tale when chapman. Billy's leave the street in the neighbors. Neighbors meet as market days are we are in late and folk begin to attack the gate while we sit booze and not the not be and getting food win incur happy. We think now. The lang scott smiles. The mosses walked other slaps and stiles that lie between us and our him while sits are so key. Sullen deem gathering her bruised gathering storeroom nursing her wrath to keep it warm. This truth fund. Honest tom.
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"Without the consent of the mayor party of the court eleven it is ordered sentenced and decreed that when any general court upon the occasions of the commonwealth have agreed upon any sum or sums of money to be levied upon the several towns within this jurisdiction that a committee be chosen to set out and point. What shall be the proportion of every town to pay. The said levy provided the committee's be made up of equal number out of each town january fourteenth sixteen thirty. The eleven orders above set are voted the oath of the governor for the present i being now to be governor within this jurisdiction for the year ensuing and until a newbie chosen to swear by the great and dreadful name of the ever living god to promote the public peace of the same according to the best of my skill as also maintained all lawful privileges of this commonwealth has also that all wholesome laws that are shelby made by lawful authority here established be duly executed and will further the execution of justice. According to the rule of god's word so help me god in the name of the lord. Jesus christ oath of a magistrate for the present. I being chosen a magistrate within this jurisdiction for the year ensuing do swear by the great and dreadful name of the ever living god to promote the public good and piece of the same according to the best of my skill and that will maintain all the lawful privileges thereof according to my understanding as also assist in the execution of all such wholesome laws as are made or shall be made by lawful authority here established and will further the execution of justice for the time of force according to the righteous rule of god's word so help me god..
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"This is a reading by jonas. A discourse upon the origin and the foundation of the inequality among mankind by jean jacques rousseau discourse second part section to it would be equally unreasonable to imagine that men at i threw themselves into the arms of an absolute master without any conditions or consideration on his side and that the first means contrived by jealous and unconquered men for their common safety must to run hand overhead into slavery. In fact why did they give themselves superiors. If it was not to be defended by them against oppression and protected in their lives liberties and properties which are in a manner the constitutional being now in the relations between man and man. The worst that can happen to one man being to see himself at the discretion of another would it not have been contrary to the dictates of good sense to begin by making over to achieve the only things for the preservation of which they stood in need of his assistance. What equivalent could he have offered them for so fine. A privilege and hattie presumed to exacted on pretence of defending them were not immediately received the answer in the apple log. What worst treatment can we expect from an enemy. It is therefore pass dispute and indeed fundamental maxim of political law. That people gave themselves chiefs to defend their liberty and not to be enslaved by them. If we have a prince said playa need to trojan it is in order that he may keep us from having a master..