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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/02/23
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A highlight from The Professors Disillusionment
"Welcome to Gospel in Life. This month we're looking at directional signposts through history that point us to Christ. All through the Old Testament from Genesis to Jonah, you see signs that point us to Jesus. Listen now to today's teaching from Tim Keller on Pointers to Christ. Verses 15 to 26. Then I thought in my heart, The fate of the fool will overtake me also. What then do I gain by being wise? I said in my heart, This too is meaningless. For the wise man, like the fool, will not long be remembered. In days to come both will be forgotten. Like the fool, the wise must die. So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I hated all the things that I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief. Even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. For without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness. But to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after, the win. This is God's word. one Now, of the things that an awful lot of people have said is that Ecclesiastes is a great book. In chapter 97 of Moby Dick, I know it so well, Melville says the truest of all books is Ecclesiastes. Thomas Wolfe in a pretty well -known American novel, You Can't Go Home Again, he says, one of his characters says this, Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece of writing I have ever known, the noblest, the wisest, the most powerful expression of humanity's life on earth, the highest flower of eloquence and truth. There's an awful lot of people who talk like that, say this is the best book in the Bible, this is the truest, this is the greatest. But I can almost guarantee you that none of them felt that way the first time, not the first time they read it. Because what you have when you first read Ecclesiastes, what you're struck with, is a teacher, a professor, as we'll see, in absolute despair. The very first verses, the first few lines of Ecclesiastes go like this, meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. And of course, the passage I just read is just the same. And so you have someone in utter despair with the bleakest view of life, and the reason people generally get very confused when they read it, people who are believers, people who believe in God, people who have the traditional faith, they say, I'm confused because it seems like he's contradicting everything the rest of the Bible says. And people who don't believe or have trouble believing or who are not as believing, when they read it, I'll tell you what they say. What they say is, who needs this? They say, this guy is a professor, this is the kind of guy who drinks himself into a raise on the left bank talking about the meaninglessness of life, this is the kind of guy who makes these art films that, you know, are so bleak and terrible that play in obscure little corners of Greenwich Village. Of course, the world has people like that, but most of us aren't like that, we don't see life like that. Who needs this rant? Who needs this pessimism? Now, the reason why it's so confusing is because a couple of things are missed. The first thing is because people don't realize the instructional approach. We don't exactly know who wrote Ecclesiastes, I won't get into the debate, it's debatable that Solomon writes, it doesn't matter because in the very first line, he calls himself a teacher, a word that can mean a professor. And if you read Ecclesiastes, you'll realize that this man, and it's the only book like this in the Bible, this man is running a seminar. He's not lecturing, he's not preaching, like a good philosophy professor, he's running a seminar. He is making you think. He is goading you with questions. Ecclesiastes, unlike any other book of the Bible, is not pedagogy, it's andragogy. Pedagogy literally means child instruction, memorizing, wrote, you see, drill, spoon feeding. Andragogy is a word that means adult instruction. Goading, asking questions, getting people to look at their own foundations, discovering truth for themselves. That's one of the reasons why Ecclesiastes seems so odd. But the other reason it seems so odd is because people, I don't think notice, unless you look clearly and I'm going to try to show you this morning, that the teacher is looking at life all the time. He's always saying, I see, I see, I saw this, I looked at life and I saw this, but he looks at life in two different ways and he goes back and forth between them. Let me show you the first way he looks at life and the second way he looks at life. It'll teach us a great deal. The first way he looks at life, in the first view, let's say how he looks and what he sees and why he sees it. Now, the first way he looks at life is he looks at life under the sun. You notice how three times in this passage, verse 17, 20 and 22, he says, I found this meaningless under the sun. I saw all my work under the sun was meaningless. This is a term that's used 30 times in the book. This is a term that is not used anywhere else in the Old Testament, so it's clearly critical to and very important to the whole book. And what he means by this, almost all the commentators I've ever read agree, what he means by under the sun is life here and now considered in isolation from anything else. Life under the sun is, he says, I'm going to look at the world as if this life under the sun is all that there is. I'm not going to look at life above the sun. I'm not going to think about God or eternity or heaven or hell, see. I'm not going to think of anything beyond. I'm going to look at life as if this is the only life we have, at least the only life we know. You know Carl Sagan in the beginning of every one of his Cosmos PBS segments, in the very beginning you'd hear Carl Sagan's voice come on and he would say, the cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Now most people are not atheists in the strict sense like Carl Sagan. What Carl Sagan is saying is, this life, this world, there is no heaven, there is no hell, there is no eternity, okay? There is nothing but this life, life under the sun, there's nothing else. Most people aren't atheists. Most people would say, well, I believe in God, but the modern person says, I believe in God or something, but we can't know. We can't know God's will for sure. We can't know about the after. We can't be sure. And so essentially the modern person says, we have got to live life as if this is the only life we know. And the teacher says, deal. I'm going to look at life as if it's the only life we know. That's how he's looking at it. That's the first way he looks at it. I'm going to look at life under the sun. But what does he see? What he sees is absolute inconsequentiality. Now, he kind of looks at it in several ways. He notices the injustice. If you look down, he says, it's unjust. Some people work very, very hard and never enjoy the fruit of their labor, and other people who don't deserve it at all enjoy it. And then he says, and worse than that, it's possible that you could work very hard to accomplish something in life, and then when you die, not only don't you get it anymore, but some fool comes along and takes over, and next thing you know, everything you've worked for is gone. You build an institution. You establish a school of thought. You do some good deeds, and somebody else comes along afterwards and just ruins it. But you see, that all is just, those are all just symptoms. Because up in verse 15 and 16, he really gives you the bottom line. In verse 15 and 16, as I read, he says, the fate of the fool will overtake me also. He says, therefore, this is meaningless, for the wise like the fool will not long be remembered. Now what he's bringing out here is something, again, incredibly modern, but something he's trying to grab you by the scruff of the neck and show you. And we're going to talk about why, but for now, let's say the what. We'll talk about why he's doing this, but right now, let's say what he's looking at. And what he is saying is, a wise life, a wise action, or a foolish life, a foolish action, a compassionate life, a compassionate action, a cruel life, a vicious action. In the end, makes no difference at all. None at all. If it's really true that life under the sun is all there is, if it's really true that when we die, that's it, and eventually the solar system dies, in other words, eventually something will sweep everything away, civilization will all be swept away, it won't make a bit of difference how you've lived at all. And therefore, there is no way, if you realize that life under the sun is all there is, that you can say one action is more significant than another, because it makes no difference in the end at all. Now, that's very bleak, you say. And the question comes up, why, you know, we're all smart people, we walk around, why is it that the average person, and the average person in Western culture who shares the teacher's premise that this life is all we know, but they go on out there and they don't feel that life is meaningless, they don't say one thing is as insignificant as another, that everything is ridiculous, everything is meaningless and vain and futile, no. So why does he, and here's the reason why. He looks at the whole of life, the big picture, and we refuse to. The key is, take a look at this question that he brings out, I have been meditating on this question for some years, and I just saw something this week that I'd never seen before. Here's the question he asks, and he dares you to ask the question. He says, down here in verse 22, what does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? That's the question. Every word is significant. First of all, he says, assuming that this life is all there is, first of all, he says, what is the gain? What do you get? What is the difference? Now, why do you ask that question? Because he's really showing us that you ask that question about any individual piece of your life, do you not? If somebody says to you, I would like you to go to the corner of so -and -so place, and I would like you to stand there for an hour tomorrow, you would say, for what? Well, the person says, I don't want to tell you, I'd just like you to do it. And you say, no, no, no, no. I want to know what difference it'll make, what gain there will be, otherwise it's a waste of time. You would never do anything. If it made absolutely no difference at all, if nothing came of it at all, you'd never do anything. But the thing that, in other words, we look at every part of our life like that. But the reason that the teacher comes to despair, existential despair, is because he uses a little word in that question that is so critical, and that is the word all. What do you get from the whole of your life? And the reason the average person shares the teacher's premise but does not share the teacher's despair in this world, in this Western culture, is because we refuse to use the word all. See, the average person, I mean, there's probably a lot of people right here listening to this, and you're going to sit through the 30 minutes or whatever, but you would never sit through 30 minutes personally with somebody. If somebody sat down and said, well, what do you believe about life? And you said, well, I'm kind of an agnostic, I'm kind of a, I sort of believe in God in general, it might be true, but the one thing is all we know is that we're here, we don't really know for sure why we're here or where we're going or, you know, we can't be sure. Now, the person says, well, in that case, you must, you have to look at life and say that nothing means anything, that there's no right and wrong ultimately, there's no significance between one action over another, that no one action is more meaningful or more significant than the other. And you wouldn't stand for that. You would say, oh, give me this, I took philosophy 101, this meaning in life, so philosophers need this, philosophers ask the big questions. The average person, the average person lives for the daily things. Sure, I don't know, I'm an agnostic, but I'm optimistic about life, why? Because when I take a boat ride in Central Park, I feel good, it's meaningful. When I hug somebody I love, it's meaningful. When accomplish I something at work, it's meaningful. When I do a compassionate deed as opposed to a selfish deed, it's meaningful to me. I'm having a fine life. You can't throw all this on me, you can't put me back into philosophy class. Now, you know what you're doing? You're refusing to ask the word all. There was an old Mutt and Jeff cartoon some years ago. Remember Mutt and Jeff? And at one place, Mutt, Jeff comes up and there's Mutt, and right in the middle of a street, right in the middle of a, you know, a road, a street, he has built a very, very tall pile of stones, and at the top of the pile of stones, there's a lantern, and Jeff says to Mutt, oh, Mutt, why did you build this pile of stones? Oh, he says, that's easy, so I could put the lantern up there. So that it's up high so that it gives a lot of light. Oh, okay. Why did you put the lantern up there? Well, I want the lantern up there so the cars will see the pile of stones and they won't crash into it. Why did you put the pile of stones there for the car to crash into? Well, so that I could put the lantern up there. Now, what is he doing? It's very simple. He's finding meaning of one part in the meaning of another part, but he's refusing to ask the question, does the whole thing have any use, or is it just stupid? Why do you work? Usually, a person says, I'll tell you why I work, so that I can do things that I like to do. I have avocations, I've got hobbies, I've got leisure, I like travel. Why? Well, that really recharges my batteries. Why? So I can work. See, the lantern is for the stones, the stones are for the lantern, and if you refuse to stand back and say, but what is the whole thing for? What is the whole thing for? How do you know your whole life isn't stupid? That your whole life isn't pointless? How do you know your whole life is not just a very, very large stone lantern in the middle of a highway? How do you know this? Now, here's what the teacher is saying. The teacher is saying, grow up. This is not pedagogy, this is andragogy. Don't be an ostrich. Ask yourself the question. If you would never do one thing, if it made no difference at all, okay, it would be meaningless, it would be a waste of time, unless it made a difference. What difference does your whole life make? What are you living for? What difference does it all make? Now, the average person just does not want to hear this. I had a little conversation with somebody, by the way, I know very well, I'll get back to why I think this was a valid conversation, but it's a dangerous one. I had a conversation not too long with somebody I knew very, very well, and this person had just said, what he said was, he says, you know what, the way you know what's right and wrong is, there's no reasons for it, there's no way to know what's right and wrong, you just have to know what's right and wrong in your heart, and if you know in your heart, then it's right, and then you just need to do it, and that's how you live, that's how you find meaning in life. And I said, well then, what do you say to Hitler? He felt it real hard in his life, and he did it, so that was okay. Oh no, my friend said, well you know, he says, the trouble is, most of the people's hearts in the world know that what Hitler was doing was wrong, therefore it was wrong. And I said, well you know, up to 150 years ago, most of the hearts of the world thought slavery was just fine. Do you think slavery was just fine? No. Why not? And he just looked and he shrugged and he says, you know, these things are so complex, if you think about this, you'll just dig a hole. Now this is a person I knew a very long time, and it was very, very cordial. Now here's the question. The teacher is saying, when someone says, I don't need to ask this question, I don't need to ask this question, what you really are saying is, my optimistic agnosticism, and that's the worldview the teacher is trying to absolutely smash, my optimistic agnosticism will fall apart if I ask that question. It can't deal with that question. It is demolished by that question. It is absolutely inadequate to that question. Optimistic agnosticism. Life under the sun is all there is, but there's moral truth. There's human rights. There's human dignity. Listen, if your origin isn't significant, you come from nothing, and if your destiny is insignificant, you're going to nothing, have the guts to admit that your life is insignificant. And stop talking, as if, on the one hand, you feel like you can poke holes in other people's inconsistencies. You'll poke holes in Muslims who say, I believe in God, but then they do something wrong, or Christians who say, I believe in God, do something wrong. You'll poke holes in everybody else's inconsistency, but you won't look at your own. You know, Jean -Paul Sartre made a very interesting statement. His most famous essay was right after the war, 1946. He wrote his essay called Existentialism and Humanism, and this is what he said. He says, God does not exist, and we have to face all the consequences of this. The existentialist is strongly opposed to a certain kind of secular ethics which wants to abolish God with the least possible expense. The existentialist, indeed, thinks it is very distressing that God does not exist, because all possibility of finding any values disappears with God. There can be no a priori good, since there is no infinite and perfect consciousness to think it. So nowhere is it written that we must be honest. Nowhere is it written that we must not lie, because the fact is we're on a plane where there's only us, human beings. Dostoevsky said, if God didn't exist, everything would be permissible. That is the very starting point of existentialism. If God does not exist, there is nothing within or without that can legitimize any conduct. Now, you know what is very interesting to me? Sartre took this idea, life under the sun is all there is, and you know what he says? He says, don't talk to me in any way that says that you believe that one kind of conduct is more legitimate than any other kind. One of the things that's come out recently, he died in 1980, one of the things that's come out over the last few years is what a misogynist he was. Jean -Paul Sartre was very bad to women, the women he knew, and he was very misogynist, but you know what? Whenever I read the people who accept his premise about life, and then get very upset about it, if he was alive, he would rise up, and he was only 5 '2", so that's, he would rise up, and he would say, please. He would say, you want to be free. You want to say, I am free to do what I want to do. You want to be free. As far as I know, this life is all there is. I'm not controlled by eternity, by moral absence, by God. I want to be free. Then you have got to have the guts to accept the utter meaninglessness of all distinctions. You want to be free, fine, but you have to accept it. Meaningless, meaningless, utterly meaningless, everything is meaningless. Come on. You know, Christians look like real hard -nosed skeptics compared to a view that says, life under the sun is all there is, but I'm optimistic. I have meaning in life. I can enjoy things. I know some things are right, some things are wrong. I know it's better to be compassionate than to be violent. I know these things. Talk about blind faith. Talk about naive religiosity. why Now, is he doing this? Because he also tends to see life, the preacher, the teacher, the professor sees life in a different way. One of the biggest obstacles for people to believe in Christianity is that they think they already know all about it. But if we look at Jesus' encounters with various people during His life, we'll find some of our assumptions challenged. We see Him meeting people at the point of their big, unspoken questions. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus. And in His book, Encounters with Jesus, Tim Keller explores how these encounters can still address our questions and doubts today. Encounters with Jesus is our thanks for your gift to help Gospel in Life reach more people with the amazing love of Christ. Request your copy of Encounters with Jesus today when you give at GospelInLife .com slash give. That's GospelInLife .com slash give. Now, here's Tim Keller with the remainder of today's teaching.
A highlight from Biblical Motivation for Evangelism
"Well, as Albert already announced, as we give our attention to the study of God's Word this morning, I have been asked to do two special messages on the subject of evangelism this week and next. Today we want to talk about biblical motivations for evangelism, and next week we want to talk about how to pray evangelistically. I know that these are subjects that we have covered many times in the past, but I think it's still very relevant for us to revisit it. If you've been here for very much time at all, you know that we do an evangelism campaign in the fall and in the spring, and we try to shake it up a little bit as far as differences and details specific as to what we encourage you to do and ways we give you to participate in the event, et cetera, but it might interest you to know, am I not able to be heard? No, we're good, okay. So it might interest you to know that we don't really do this just for the sake of the campaign. In fact, our main focus in doing an evangelism campaign every spring and every fall is not because those are the two times a year that we are trying to do evangelism, we do two corporate exercises a year in order to help to both equip all of us and to remind each of us, as Albert pointed out at the beginning, that this is something we should be doing all the time. And that's why sometimes we go knocking on doors, sometimes we go to a park, sometimes we go to the laundromat, sometimes we have you invite friends and neighbors, coworkers, et cetera, and I would just say two things. Number one, with regard to Dan, wherever he went, so just so we're clear, no, Albert did not use my time. He used your time with his long announcement today, but no, I'm just kidding, well, not totally, but anyways. And then secondly, I would just add to what Albert said, which is I'd encourage you to start looking around and the people that maybe not are next door to you, nor down the street from you, but your family, your extended family, your coworkers, your friends, the people you meet at, I don't know, the gym, the bridge club or in your underwater BV stacking hobby group or whatever it is, there's got to be somebody that does not know Christ that you encounter and that you know and that you haven't shared the gospel with or haven't broached the subject of their eternal standing before God in a long time. And that's the person that you just thought of right now that I want you to have in your heart and your mind as we go through a study of a string of texts this morning and talk about reasons why we ought to be motivated to evangelism. You know, we've covered these topics in the past, but the one that we're addressing today is still very, very relevant because the first of all, evangelism is scary and it could cost you something. I mean, it really is. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time that I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ did not cost me a promotion at work, but it did change the way that people looked at me and related with me at work. Now I'm paid to be good. In those days, I was good for nothing. And most of you today are in the good for nothing category, right? That makes you number one, a better witness for Christ in many ways, because you're not the people that get discounted by most of the world as being Christians and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ because you're paid to do it. You're doing it because not that I'm not doing it because I really want to. So if you didn't pay me, I'd still be here. But if if you if you want from a world's perspective, OK, at the end of the day, your testimony, you may think that if I could just get them to sit down and talk to Pastor Brian, then then maybe they get saved. You know something? Your testimony to them, to the people that you know, to the people that you interact with and relate to every day, every week, every month, every year, you have a more credible testimony with them than I do. I'm somebody they don't know. You're somebody they do know. However, if you start to share the gospel with somebody at work, somebody that works across the hall from you, somebody that you encounter that in a regular basis that cleans your teeth, that does your eye exams, that comes over and does your lawn or whatever, you start to share the gospel with them. And guess what? Yeah, they're going to look at your life different. And yes, it is scary to be more accountable. It is. In a sense, I could just say welcome to my life. And frankly, whether you realize it or not, as a Christian, that is your life. That absolutely is your life. And and so one of the reasons we need to be motivated for this is because it is scary and it could cost you something to stand and point people to Christ and stand up and be publicly identified with Jesus Christ. Not just on the day of your baptism, not just on Sunday when you're together with a bunch of us that are all in that same boat together. But as you live your life through your daily encounters, living for Christ and being recognized as one of his. OK, yeah, that can be scary, but that's the call of Christ, is it not? Is that not what Jesus called the disciples to from the very beginning? I don't just mean Peter, James, John and rest, I mean everybody. Secondly, it's good to be purposely motivated to evangelism and be reminded of this because it does require some degree of preparation. One of the reasons why I think some people are afraid to start to broach the subject is because they know they don't know their Bible well enough to answer all the questions and objections, can I just share with you a little secret? You know why it seems like I know most of the answers to the questions and even can? I mean, Michael, tell you this in class I go, that's a good question. You know what a better question would be and the question you ought to be asking is you want to know why I know that because for the last 30 plus years, that's what I've been doing. That's what I've been doing, and it didn't start when I went to seminary and it didn't start when I became a pastor. It didn't start when I started as a professor. It didn't start in the last week, last month, last year. It started when I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ. I just started reading my Bible. I started purposely trying to learn my Bible and trying to obey it principle by principle, precept upon precept, book by book, chapter by chapter. And you know something? I mean, you start sharing the gospel with somebody if you can just be a humble servant of Christ and I sit down. Maybe I choose Dave. I sit down and I share the gospel with Dave and Dave goes, what about this? Instead of going, Oh no, Oh no, I don't know Dave's answer to Dave's question. I just go, Dave, that's a really good question. I know the Bible has an answer to it. I'm going to find that answer out and how about I get back to you? Or Ruben asks another question and it seems like a silly question, but all of a sudden I start thinking about it. Go, Oh, I don't know about that and it starts to shake my faith. Ever felt uncomfortable when an unbeliever asks a question that seems to undermine a fundamental faith and you're like, why did I even get into this conversation? I'm no good at this evangelism thing. I'm not going to do it. Can I make you? I'll make you a promise. When your faith gets shaken like that, when you actually study the scripture, you know you'll find. You'll find that God does have an answer. There is an answer. It's right there in the scriptures. You can work through it and find it and all of a sudden, after you had your faith challenged in a way, your faith will be stronger as a result of having been challenged there and found the answer. I know I've done it many, many, many, many, many times. Now, at this point, when you ask me something out in left field and I go, I had a student ask me this week. He's also pastoring. He says, hey, Dr Murphy, can I have a minute? Sure, and so we sit down. He says, this is what this is. Somebody in the church. They're asking about this, and it's some really far off thing in eschatology. He says, how would you answer that? I said, well, first of all, how? How are you going to answer it? He says, well, this is what I'm thinking so far, but I said, well, that's pretty good. I'll tell you this. No, I've never heard that question before, but I do know fundamentally the answer is always going to be going through this way, and this is what the scripture does say. And then as far as yours goes, go do your homework and come back and tell me what you learned and I'll. And I'll go chase it afterwards. You know something? You can't be shaken. Does the do you believe the Bible is true? Do you believe that it has everything pertaining to life and godliness in it like it claims? OK, then then they live and act like it. And don't be afraid to share the gospel with people who might ask questions that you don't know the answer to and don't use your your unfaithfulness to really spend time in scripture and pursue understanding of scripture. You want to know one of the things that have been a free motivation for me for years and years and years to keep studying the scripture is the fact that I committed myself to show up every Sunday and preach and teach to you. That's a free motivation. I mean, it is Sunday comes about the same time every week. Have you noticed now I get a break in the fall of an hour once. OK, and then I lose that hour I gained in the spring. OK, other than that, Sunday comes about the same. You want to know what my Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are full of? The sense of the impending coming of Sunday. So I just work to be ready for it. And when I study the scripture, I know there's an answer. I know there's a point. I believe it's true, and I have never found God lacking answers to any question or objection anybody has ever raised. Never. And if you have trouble finding an answer because you've sat down with somebody and tried to share the gospel with them, well, listen, that's what the elders are for. That's what we're here for. Now I can promise you, Chuck's going to be snarky with you. Dan will probably graciously give you the answer. OK, I'll give you homework and then I'll grade it after you bring it back in and say you got it right or wrong. And Albert is probably a coin toss, but you just ask and we'll help you and then you go back to your friend and you share the gospel. You go back and give the answer. OK, that's that's that's what we're that's what we're talking about. You don't have to have the gift of evangelism. You're not in the 1st century. OK, there is no functional gift of evangelism after the 1st century that was unique to the time frame of the apostles. You want to know why there were miraculous gifts given like and prophecy languages or speaking in tongues and even the sign gifts like healing and administration and teaching. You want to know why those were miraculously bestowed in the 1st century? Because they started a church from nothing. And in order to have elders in the first month of a church's existence, God had to dispense some spiritual gifts that wisdom included and insight and direct revelation from God, etc. Plus, you didn't have the New Testament written yet. So that's unique to that occasion. And you had some people were gifted with the gift of evangelism. But you know what Paul says to Timothy? He doesn't tell him to exercise the gift. He says, do the work of an evangelist. And that's what we're all called to do.
A highlight from Your-Weekly-Tech-Update-EP-131
"Hello, everyone. Welcome to your weekly tech update, the show that explores the newest, coolest, and sometimes mind -boggling side of tech available on the interwebs. I am your geek leader, Ray McNeil, and I am here to tell you in this time of need that at the very least, there is one place in this world that you can come to that is going to be politics -free and coronavirus -free. And that is here on your weekly tech update. I will mention one thing that is that, of course, we are very sad about what's going on in the world, not only with the virus but with the way other humans are treating other humans and, of course, all the other craziness that we see on a day -to -day basis because we all follow Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Again, if you want a break from it all, this is where you can go. I have designed the following program to be coronavirus -free. Yes, the coronavirus is affecting the tech industry, delaying events, and putting off products. But there's a lot of good coming out of the tech industry as well, and that's what we're going to focus on today right here on the program. So I hope you join me because I've got some cool stuff to show you, like Jurassic Park. Well, kind of. It's a Half -Life 2 mod, and it's now playable from start to finish. Mario is making the jump to Lego with the new interactive Lego set, and finally happening in this week's What The... I normally talk about the craziest stories that we can find on the interwebs. However, today, it's a little bit of happiness to brighten your day. All that and a whole lot more coming up on today's edition of your Weekly Tech Update, next.
A highlight from The Chopping Block: Which DeFi Metrics Are Still Useful in a Bear Market? - Ep. 550
"Token economics can do way less than the industry on the whole has claimed that it's able to do and so for the most part I Sort of consider token economics to be a little bit of a dirty word today compared to how I saw it two years ago It's a tale of two fun. Now. Your losses are on someone else's balance generally speaking aircrafts are kind of pointless Anyways, I'm into trading firms who are very involved DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem Hello everybody Welcome to the chopping block every couple weeks the four of us get together and give the industry insiders perspective on the crypto topics of the day So quick intros first we got Tom the DeFi Maven and master of beams Next we got Robert the crypto connoisseur and czar of superstate then we've got to ruin the giga brain and grand poobah at gauntlet And finally, I'm a seed that had high mana dragonfly So we're early stage investors in crypto But I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice legal advice or even life advice Please see chopping blocks at XYZ for more disclosures Alright, so it's been a crazy couple weeks. There's been a lot of conferencing going on I think most of us minus Robert were at token 2049 in Asia I guess Tom and to ruin you guys are back in the States. There was also main net in New York What's been the vibe? Give me give me the brain dump of what conferencing has felt like in the last few weeks The u .s. Is dead as a doorknob for crypto It seemed like the u .s. Conferences had less attendance than they normally do amongst other things Whereas the Asia conferences were crazy like I just didn't think there were 12 ,000 people who wanted to go to a crypto conference in 2023 and clearly there was much more in Singapore Singapore was insane Yeah, I think token 2049 had more people than East Denver. Like it was it was pretty wild I mean it is like the premier event in Asia and it's sold out. Yeah It was gigantic venue, right? One of the I mean obviously if Denver was a very large venue as well, but it was it was it was absolutely massive Robert you were at permissionless. How did permissionless feel? I mean compared to prior years permissionless Felt, you know pretty quiet really high quality group of people, you know The conference goers that were showing up to a conference in Austin, Texas during a relatively hot week in September We're not totally like broad retail audiences. Most of people that were closer to industry closer to Happening in this space and a little bit more informed than you know, I've seen elsewhere so Small like token 2049 pulled a lot of people last -minute from permissionless I think a lot of people were planning to go and then decided like oh shit This seems like there's so much happening in Asia. I gotta I gotta go out there So I think the timing was a little unfortunate for permissionless, but there was a clip of Eric Voorhees Giving I guess what was like the keynote. It was pretty amazing. If you haven't seen it, I would strongly recommend watching it It's got like a couple million views or something and it's essentially just like a rallying cry Just sort of a credo of hey, you know screw the government Like we're trying to build a decentralized alternative financial system and it really kind of plucked to the heartstrings I don't know. Do you see that live? I did not see that live I actually had to take off right before that speech, but I was able to watch it online afterwards It reminded me a little bit of a his debate with SPF. I think like a year ago It was almost like it was like a month right before FTX collapsed and it was similarly kind of getting back to kind of the core Religion ethos of crypto is very we gotta get him on the show at some point He's definitely he's a very good bear market in a bull market I always feel like Eric is a little too centered and like too grounded bull markets They kind of demand a bit more craziness and levity but in a bear market I feel like he's got this gravity that is very clarifying You know, I really I really appreciate the role that he's come to play as like the elder statesman of the industry Any other takeaways from token 2049? I mean we were out in Asia for a couple weeks the videos have just started going up for token 2049 and I did one panel that I moderated with a bunch of l1s and It was actually probably the most entertaining panel I did I did I did several panels while I was out there But most of them were you know, they were great but this one we had it was Aptos we Avalanche and near all of whom were on stage and Goon who's been on the show a couple times Goon was just like he just basically was ready to pick a fight and so they just got on say they were scrapping they were like interrupting each other and getting super aggressive and It was honestly the most entertaining panel. I think I've ever moderated just from how angry everyone was on stage So any other any other highlights or anything that stood out to you guys while you were giving talks or or moderating? How about being on stage but I'll say there was a bit of a bizarro world moment with them token for 2049 too Where obviously a lot of high quality projects a lot of good representation throughout the industry and then there were a lot of random products I'd never heard of that had these like massive, you know Sort of neon lit up boots that they clearly spent a bunch of money on I believe Islamic coin was one of the large sponsors I am a not an Islamic coin expert, but there was another sort of meme floating around They're doing a public crowd sale for Islamic coin at reportedly a 30 billion dollar f .d .v I think it's like 60 million dollars raise a million dollars wait, so it's Yes, but they went on on Twitter to explain that this is a 100 year f .d .v And so in reality the the near -term f .d .v. They're nothing into is not near -term f .d .v So, um, you're the more than the near -term market cap I think we need we add we need to add some extra f .d .v Numbers in into coin gecko just so we can start the near -term f .d .v long -term f .d .v You know, I think an interesting thing related to this That's a tiny deviation but important to note is the history of finance Actually has had a lot of things where the introduction of a new met financial metric as a form of reporting Completely changes company structure like EBITDA, right? like why does EBITDA exists like earnings before income tax depreciation depreciation amortization and it's like Because it was this some company that was losing money and they started reporting EBITDA instead of like true profits But that kept them afloat for long enough to raise financing and then EBITDA now became like the accounting standard over time Right, so I kind of think that these f .d .v games We're gonna just see this like war of all these metrics and whichever metric is like the market wants will eventually be the standard and everyone Will just try to optimize that. Yeah, this is 100 % what happened to TVL Yeah TVL in principle makes sense as a number right, but how do you count TVL? Do you count your own token? Do you count wrap versions of your token if somebody wraps your token and puts it back in your protocol? Is that double the TVL like, you know? DeFi llama just decided how TVL gets counted and then the rest of the world just warped around the way that you know These metrics decided to get reported and you of course you saw that on Solana where like all these people were recursively Kind of putting TVL from one protocol back in another one back in another one Now I think we've gotten better at not double counting triple counting But you know back in in 2021 when DeFi was in full thrust It was just whatever goes like that's TVL the other chart crime that exists is that I really irks me is when people show cumulative charts instead of like instantaneous charts it I just like kills me I Will say as a VC let this be like a little one -on -one lesson as a VC. We absolutely hate cumulative charts We understand that cumulative charts look good So for those who don't understand a cumulative chart normally when you have a chart you look at look Here are the number of transactions every day, right? cumulative chart is here is the total number of Transaction volume ever if you add it all together and the nice thing about cumulative charts is that they look like they're going up Into the right always no matter what because they're adding, you know It's like the number of how many trades have been acting positive number. Yeah, exactly The problem is that it is useless to look at as a VC We as a VC and you look at a cumulative chart What I assume is that your actual chart looks like dogshit and that's why you're showing the accumulative chart So in general don't show cumulative chart. However, if it's a chart with multiple dimensions shown if it's a cumulative chart and a daily or time period flow Together then it's cool. Is it? You know, I'm already doing the first derivative Okay, let's say let's say you have a daily chart and it's like net inflows We're like some days are positive. Some days are negative. Some days are positive. Some days are negative You don't know the total you find that that's a net chart not a cumulative chart So if you're netting, you know gains and losses and you're getting like P &L or something like that We're net inflows and flows that's not a cumulative chart. That's very different because that does not go up into the right I agree. No, no, I think Then it's well Complimented with a cumulative on the other access behind it. I Net and cumulative are two different things. I did see it. I agree. That's just a U .M. We should have a chart crime episode The truest of VC true crime it was inflows prefer for friend tech, but they didn't take out the outflows So it was literally just any deposits in a friend tech added to the chart And so of course you assume you're gonna be looking at a net chart And in fact, it's any sort of deposit, you know adds to the overall chart, which is kind of a useless metric chart crime chart crime Any other any other chart crimes that come to my lungs are on the topic? I think these like feed accumulated ones where they're like people who are like trying to annualize I think people annualizing certain types of fee accrual and crypto sometimes makes no fucking sense because it's very event driven like oh Like there's a ton of fees from one event and then like zero forever But they always like choose the right time scale so that they can say like we have at least X of fees Like I understand how integrals and derivatives work and you're just trying to play with the boundary conditions Yeah, I mean I saw a lot of this in 2021 when a bunch of people like a bunch of businesses that had a bunch of random core businesses but almost all of them had tokens on the balance sheet and those tokens went up and they counted that as revenue and So they're just like, oh, you know, I had 50 million of revenue this year And if you charge that forward, you know another 50 next year and it's gonna ramp this much I'm like dude your core business made like 3 million and 50 million just came from tokens going up on your balance sheet. Like that's not your business, you know, so that I mean It's kind of charty. I don't know if it's a sharp crime per se but it's like EBITDA, right? Like I think crypto still is so nascent and the idea of like what should count and what shouldn't and what flows are it's still Kind of an open thing of like what the accounting should be, right? So I kind of think I'm kind of curious what EBITDA like the thing that becomes a like meme that sticks That's not TVL and that that's not just like fees What do you think you guys think it is because I do feel like this bear market My prediction is this bear market will end when we have invented what that is like the last bear market ended when TVL started becoming a metric and then people started monitoring it and like not gaming it as much and It was just kind of going up slowly. I feel like the Solana stuff came to even more where it was like, oh Here's the metric that everything's measured on So what if we come up with these crazy ways to like that's usually the end of a bubble, right? Like like once when it goes not the creation of a little baby That was like that was like the kickoff of the book I know I don't know but my point is like once you start getting kind of a shelling point around a particular metric It doesn't get gamed for a little while Like there's like a certain amount of time where it like it becomes a good real standard bearer But then someone eventually realizes that it's the thing to game and then you get this like kind of capital bubble around that So like AI you're having that happen with tokens per second right now Which is also a fucking useless meaningless thing because like the choice of architecture means the tokens aren't really the same There's not fungibility of them. Sure. I think it feels like right now There's a more and more fixation on revenue. And so you're seeing like, you know token terminal if you're looking at there's just revenue There's annualized revenue. There's price to sales price to earnings. So it does feel like we're sort of Morphing more closer to traditional revenue and underwriting metrics, which is a good sign However, these metrics aren't totally normalized in the sense that you know, for example for Uniswap Does Uniswap have revenue like obviously the token holders aren't capturing anything so the revenue is flowing entirely to You could say like cost of goods sold is like 100 % because all the revenue is going to the liquidity providers I would say, you know One of the biggest issues is that you have like protocols that are not businesses and people are trying to strap like business metrics or accounting metrics on them and they're just not like Ethereum Bitcoin like people are like, oh like, you know fees paid like is that revenue? No, it's not revenue, right? Like I don't think anyone thinks that like the transaction fees on Bitcoin or revenue. Are they on a theorem? No, but like I've seen platforms that like talk about That alongside something like Uniswap and it's like none of these really makes sense It's just like someone trying to build not to knock anyone particular company But someone trying to build a company about standardizing data is like, oh great Let's like standardize how we look at everything and I don't think it fits personally I don't think these protocols living on top of blockchains are necessarily businesses or need business metrics. I don't think it's that helpful I think like projects and For success like how many people are you know doing X Y & Z and like it won't always translate to the thing What do you think are metrics that should be adopted in lieu of? You know revenue or price of sales or whatever all the stuff that people are doing to try to account for You know particularly in defy I think for layer ones. It's a little more nebulous I think it comes down to exactly like what the protocol is, right? So like a great example is even taking two things that like seem like there's the same Let's say like Uniswap first like synthetics Well, both of them are for trading like, you know, one of them, you know is for trading spot tokens And one of them is more like derivatives, right? So like would you say like total notional traded like that might look crazy, you know to use that as comparison like I guess my point is like even two things that look the same are gonna be vastly different when you think about how you judge them or measure them and so All I'm trying to say is like, you know, let's slow down and not trying to come up with one size fits all metrics I don't think there is some like EBIT type But they will love defy broadly it trying and and when people get any shelling point on one of those That's when you see capital formation happen because it's like hey look there's this metric we can optimize it we see the growth curve right like growth implies you have a number or a set of numbers and a derivative like a gradient and The gradient can go up and you're like, yes or more money in it and I do feel like there's like a Psychological human behavior element to this and crypto somehow plays with that in a lot of ways and that that's some of its beauty Is that the fact that it kind of plays with these I think the revenue thing also is like a good I agree like it's really difficult to sort of compare across different types of companies, but generally it's a good heuristic for Understanding like product market fit and desirability just showing willingness to pay right like you can't fudge it because I'm literally burning money I'm spending money to use this this protocol saying something with like, you know net dollar retention at revenue retention overall It's like user retention Like yeah like it I think that's generally sort of a good heuristic because it's showing that if people are actually using these things consistently because they want to use it not because ideally you sort of you're tying out the I'm inclined to agree with this is that although it is an abuse of nomenclature I think you're better off thinking of protocols as products and thinking about like if you can just applying very kind of dumb Simplistic like yeah, they don't work perfectly, but they're way better than just like finger in the air What's TVL and kind of how do I feel like the vibes are trending for this particular protocol? I think it at the very least it keeps you honest if you look at the era Pre when people had concrete metrics that they were looking at like protocol revenue and things like that There were just a lot of things that had you know, take for example, then you have and you had 4chan economics Whatever was posted on 4chan was the truth totally totally and also like not looking at like net of emissions Looking at like willingness to pay net of emissions Like you just end up with this crazy town where it's like Oh, there's basically like a negative cycle where people are making money by using your product You're like, wow, I've parked my good fit There was basically an entire year where every hot product in crypto was that it was people it was being like wow Look how much adoption this is getting when it's really just people clicking a button that pays them every second to be very fair That is it's like it's so funny enterprise SAS bubble also had the same thing It was just the way the capital is distributed.
A highlight from Willie and Korie Robertson
"Hey you, have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to The Eric Mataxas Show? Well welcome, tune in, and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks, welcome to the program. Hey Chris, do you know where I am? I believe you're in Texas. Yes, technically. I'm in Dallas, Texas, and I am in a hotel in Dallas, Texas. Tonight, I'm speaking at an event tonight for Parent Compass. That's going to be the Park City Baptist Church that's here in Dallas. I don't know, I think there's still tickets, but I will be signing books until the cows come home. I'd love that. So if there's anybody who can get to Dallas tonight, I'm speaking tonight, and I'm here for that. And I'm excited about it. I love being here, I have friends here. So with you in Dallas or Texas, you said till the cows come home. Technically, I think we need to state when that is, because that's literal in Texas. Yes, and they come home to Fort Worth, but they commute to Dallas. So tonight I got that event. Tomorrow I fly to California because I got three events in California. I mean, we got a whole bunch of stuff going on. It's a very crazy time. Now, before I forget, in this hour, I'm talking to Willie and Corey Robertson of the Duck Dynasty Robertsons. There's a film coming out this Thursday. Ladies and gentlemen, you need to support this film. These are the kind of films that I'm just telling you, if you don't like what's happening in the culture, which I would assume anybody with a half a brain understands that we're in trouble in American culture, in America, you need to support good things. And when somebody puts something like this out, you need to make an effort. It's the story of Phil Robertson. It's an unbelievable story. I'll be talking to them about it. But please make a note. This is going to be in theaters for, they give you like a week and then it goes away and then the garbage comes back. If it does well, they'll keep it in the theaters like Jesus Revolution, like Sound of Freedom. We need to do everything we can to support this kind of thing, especially when it's good, not just because it tells stories that we like, but it's actually artistically excellent and it tells stories we like. So it's called The Blind, obviously referring to a duck blind, at least in part, but The Blind, you can go to theblindmovie .com. It's important that you support this, that you tell your friends on social media.
A highlight from Who Won The Second Republican Debate In California?
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. Donald, I know you're watching. You can't help yourself. I know you're watching, okay? And you're not here tonight because you're afraid of being on the stage and defending your record. And what you've got, honestly, every time I hear you, I feel a little bit dumber for what you say. For all the random shots at Trump, you know, they went right for the capillary, not the jugular. I think this was a good night for Donald Trump in the end. Now, from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. In all the years I've been doing this for a living, I recognize my limitations, okay? I don't think I'm the smartest guy in the room. I'm not the be all, know it all. I don't have the answer to everything. But finally, after some 40 plus years in this business as a broadcaster, I can come to a conclusion after suffering through last night's GOP presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. I know unequivocally who won last night's debate. And there was a winner. There was one person who was victorious. You know, they always say this about debates. Somebody's got to shine. Somebody's got to soar. Somebody's got to really knock it out of the park. Well, for the first time in my career, I can unequivocally, enthusiastically and confidently tell you that there was indeed one such candidate last night. And it was this guy.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/28/23
"Stay tuned for a free health tip brought to you by Peloton. Whether you're doing a dance to your favorite artist in the office parking lot or being guided into warrior one in the break room before your shift. Whether you're running on your Peloton tread at your mom's house while she watches the baby or counting your breaths on the subway. Peloton is for all of us wherever we are whenever we need it. Download the free Peloton app today. Peloton app available through free tier or paid subscription starting at $12 .99 per month. Embrace the power of daily walks for improved health and well -being. Walking is a simple yet effective form of exercise that offers a wide range of health benefits. Whether you stroll through the park, walk around your neighborhood or take a brisk walk during your lunch break. There are a lot of health benefits to getting in your daily walks. Next time you may be craving that afternoon cup of coffee, try a Peloton walk outside to go grab your coffee. The Peloton app offers structured walking experiences regardless of your environment. So get out and enjoy that fresh air with the help of Peloton. Birthday 85 years old today. So a little stand by me. It was a joy. First of all, you did great. I was just saying the news channel product last night was fun and it was great to hook up from the house and just join you in the immediate aftermath. We've slept on it now. Do you feel any differently? I may resent it even more now than I did last night. What a colossal waste of time. Not for Donald Trump. The winner was Donald Trump. That's just it. I mean, and you said it earlier. He's he's a genius once again in his decision to stay away. And I've been thinking a lot about DeSantis's decision to go after Trump on this issue. I would think, you know, Governor DeSantis, if he has any chance at all, has to win over Trump supporters. Correct. How do you win over Trump supporters by trashing the guy who made the brilliant decision to stay away from that train wreck last night? And it was a train wreck. How many times in your career, Mark, have you decided to do something that you just wish like heck you could take back? I mean, I don't know. Maybe. Oh, I could. I could just start with Monday. You know, I mean, if you're Dana Perino, you're going to spend the rest of your career asking yourself, why did I think the survivor question was going to go over? Well, so stupid. So stupid. And that couldn't have been couldn't have been her. That's got to be some staffer, even some executive or some consultant who said, hey, let's lighten the mood or do something kind of fun. And sometimes I'm actually OK with the moment that sort of humanizes them. I mean, like in a one on one debate or maybe when there's just two or three people left or to say, look, you guys are up there to sort of knock each other around. Tell me one really good, praiseworthy thing about each other, you know, about you, about your opponent. And that's kind of neat. And it sort of cuts. But this was so unbelievably stupid. And and there were a lot of cringe moments. I mean, poor Mike Pence. I've slept with the school teacher for 38 years. And everybody kind of groaned. And Chris Christie, oh, you're not Donald Trump. You're Donald Duck. Somebody wrote that for him and he thought it would go well. Or maybe it was his. Once again, I don't know whose idea it was, but it was terrible. And let's go back to programing decisions. The Univision lady, are you serious? I want to be as careful as I've ever been for anything. Univision, God bless them. Great. Univision, whatever Hispanic news media. Great. And I bet she's great on it. I bet she's wonderful.
A highlight from Elias Simos: Rated Network - Reputation for Machines = Transparent Blockchain Infrastructure
"Welcome to Epicenter, the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Felix Lötsch, and today I'm speaking with Ilya Simos, who is the co -founder of Rated Network. Rated is providing node operator metrics and ratings for the Ethereum network. Hi Ilyas, and welcome to Epicenter. Thank you Felix, thanks for having me. Huge fan of the show since I joined the industry, so very, very glad to be with you today. Awesome, yeah, I'm also really excited to have you. We have a long history of working together in the staking space, and it's been really interesting to follow your path, and now seeing you build your own project with Rated, which is what we're here to talk about today. But yeah, let's start with the classic basics of, you know, how did you get into crypto and ended up where you are today? Cool. So first touch with crypto started in 2013, I used to live with a really good friend of mine, he found out about Bitcoin and he started talking about it non -stop, started building stuff, talked about it even more. Initially I thought he was kind of nuts and didn't really get it, but then the more we talked about it, the more I got it, but didn't really pay attention too much. When it really clicked for me was in 2015, I'm Greek originally, and so in 2015 was the worst part of the decade -long crisis effectively that Greece was in, and in 2015 we had capital controls come in, huge referendum, should we stay in the European Union, should we break away, that means also like leaving the monetary union, issuing our own currency, and so capital controls was this really gut -wrenching period, if you will, for Greek society at large, it like crippled the economy, all the young people left, but like there are really visceral images that I still have in my mind of very long lines of pensioners around each ATM that you see on the street driving around, talking about 50 people, 100 people, blocks like whole blocks worth of lines, waiting to get their weekly ration of money, and so at that point like I had the sort of the light bulb moment regarding Bitcoin, I was like okay I get it now, non -state money, you're not beholden to this idea of institutions and the way institutions work in the modern financial system, and I really found that appealing, so then started you know researching more, but again not being like very involved, it all sort of came together in 2017 with Ethereum for me, and this whole idea of you know applications that you're able to build on a platform that has like the properties of Bitcoin, but then can extend this logic sort of arbitrarily right, like the vision of the world computer and so on, so spent the whole year just researching stuff, trading, trying to build things with friends, but by the end of it I look back and I was like well you're having like so much fun, and you resonate with like the whole mission of self -sovereignty, and just building something better than kind of the alternatives which is kind of what is the status quo, and I decided to commit myself full -time to the space, so I got a job with a fund called the Central Park Capital, they were just starting out back then, I was the first hire that they made as an analyst, I stayed with them for three years, made a bunch of investments, built a pretty expansive data platform while at the fund when you know Dune didn't exist, token analyst was like one of the earlier data companies that were looking at blockchain analytics specifically, and helped them raise a 75 million dollar fund too, and then I left, and I joined the startup called Bison Trails, which at the time that I joined was, I think it was employee number 20 or so, I was a protocol specialist there, I think it was the second ever person to be called a protocol specialist in the industry, although I know you have been doing like very similar work in your history in the space, so the first was Victor, was my colleague who hired me in basically, and at Bison Trails, as it was validators as a service, that's what we were building, we ended up building a pretty large platform I think at the top of the market, it was north of 30 billion dollars on platform, a year later we were acquired by Coinbase, and then I stayed there for another year before I branched out on my own to Foundrated with my co -founder Aris, but super happy to talk to you about the of internals the story there, but I want to let you ask whatever questions.
A highlight from Short Stuff: The Dakota
"Hello everybody, the Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming giving you an incredible viewing experience now You can stream all of your favorite live sports shows and movies with way less buffering freezing and lagging Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network You get a reliable connection so you can sit back relax and enjoy your favorite entertainment Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network learn more at Xfinity .com Xfinity .com Hey and welcome to the short stuff, I'm Josh and there's Chuck and we're going short stuff architectural style specifically architectural style from the mid to late 19th century specifically in Manhattan and the Upper West Side specifically about the Dakota That's right. Can I say something very quickly since this is short stuff? Sure Right before we recorded you said Dakota Fanning and that reminded me I just got back from New York and I had six celebrity sightings One of which was Elle Fanning. Oh, yeah. Yeah, she's in the lobby of a hotel. I go in that hotel to pee I'm always got my head on a swivel in that town, especially in fancy hotel lobbies Sure, and I was like, hey, this is Dakota Fanning and I was like she was sitting with people I was like, there's got to be somebody else famous went to the bathroom came out sitting next to Jessica Chastain Wow, pretty major sighting then at one of my pavement shows I saw Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Yeah, they're married okay Wow say so power couple yeah, I mean he co -wrote Barbie with her and Dean Wareham of Luna, they're all good friends and they were all together So that was a three banger in one and this this lady near me was jumping up and down like screaming it at Greta Gerwig and she was very sweet from up above in the balcony and like made the little heart symbol and like said she Loved her was very sweet. Oh, that's sweet. And then sat next to Tiffany Haddish on the way on the flight home Wow She was a girl across the aisle from me. Did you but did you bug her the whole time? No, I didn't say anything. Were you like, hey, hey Tiffany, you remember this one joke you told? Layers She's great though. She's very pretty too. Yeah. Yes. It is. Wonderful. I like that voice. She's got that sort of a low voice kind of like this I'm Tiffany Haddish. That's right Okay. All right. We got to go cuz we're talking the Dakota here and not Dakota fanning or Elle fanning No, the apartment building in New York City. That's right. The one where John Lennon was shot in front of Live there. No, no. No, he lived there and he was he was shot on the sidewalk outside the Dakota. So That's not the only reason the Dakota's famous. Although it's probably the biggest reason the Dakota's famous One of the reasons that Dakota is famous is because it was one of the first apartment buildings in New York City like they didn't do apartments back then and even more spectacular than that it being one of the first apartment buildings is that it was Plunked down in the Upper West Side at a time when Central Park West one of the most What is it white healed high healed? Well healed well healed like Bits of stretches of real estate in the world was a dirt road still and nowhere's Phil nowhere Yep, nobody wanted to go up that far. They're like, there's nothing up there That's right. Hey seeds in in fact, it was so far out that The guy who built the Dakota who will meet in the second Edward Cabot Clark bought it from an industrialist Whose wife threatened to divorce him if he built their house out there and he's like, I don't just get rid of this piece of Land then yeah, she's like I want to live down here where it's posh in alphabet city You know, it's funny is if you you remember if you go read our book There's a whole chapter on keeping up with the Joneses in it Oh, yeah talks a lot about this part of of New York history where there are all sorts of nowhere's Ville's around that today are just like incredibly and famous Expensive that's right. All right, so the Dakota like you said people were not living in apartments at the time they were living in brownstones, which were single -family homes and There were a couple like a couple started to spring up in the 1870s They weren't great. They were Kind of like you think of New York apartments. They were small. They didn't have a lot of light People didn't love renting And living in them and along came this guy Edward Cabot Clark that you mentioned He was the president of the Singer sewing machine company So he was loaded and he got together with an architect named Henry Janeway Hardenberg a great name and to get into real estate and the first thing they built which is sadly not there anymore is Kind of a prototype for the Dakota called the van Corlier a red brick five -story 36 apartment building that was on 7th between 55th and 56 Yeah, and it immediately improved on its predecessors Because the rooms were larger the apartments themselves were larger. There was a courtyard. So there was plenty of like natural light and air Had elevators apparently which are we're talking like the 1880s 1870s and there was also I think a What was there oh there was a ramp that went beneath it so then You didn't have to solely your family reputation by accepting deliveries out there in public You could go down to the basement and meet the delivery driver to get them to take whatever they gave you Yeah, and it was just nicer overall I think there was a an intercom system and you know, like Spanish tile. It was just it was just a step up for sure and all of a sudden in 1878 They rented out very quickly and so Clark was like, alright it turns out if you if you build it nice enough they will come and Apartments can be a real thing and like you said bought that property or I guess it was just land at the time, right? Yeah, yeah bought this land from Jacob Henry Schiff way way uptown and Decided to build his second Sort of dream property there. Yep, which would be the Dakota and I say that we pause for a message break and then return and begin talking about the Dakota some more and Tiffany Haddish right after this I'm Jonathan Strickland host of the podcast tech stuff I sat down with Sunun Shahani of Surfare Mobility, which recently went public We talked about flying and electric planes and regional air mobility The future of travel doesn't have to include crowded airports cramps seats or long road trips It can be as simple as using an app to book a short -range flight on an electric plane Learn more on tech stuff on the I heart radio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast This episode of stuff you should know is brought to you by t -mobile for business Hey everybody have you ever been driving around looking for a parking spot getting more and more irritated and you think why can't I just Look up parking spaces around my area I mean like wouldn't that make sense and if you find the spot faster You're going to create less traffic and in that sense Everybody's life is made better just by the ability to look up a parking spot. 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That's right offering the nation's largest 5g network T -mobile is the best network partner to take your business to the next level now is the time to business Bravely and start building your future today Just go to t -mobile .com slash now to learn more So Chuck we're talking about the Dakota now starting now Okay, so if the van Corleer was a Advancement based on the stuff that came a few years before it the Dakota was an even better advancement Improvement based on the van Corleer. It had big apartments big rooms Courtyard lots of light Ramp underneath and all that stuff, but it was also like even more Luxuriously designed like if you came over to someone's apartment, you couldn't see through down the hallway to every single room the walls were kind of like designed around so that you couldn't like there was a Separation between your visitors in the living part of the apartment or the sleeping part, you know the family part I guess is what you call it just little details like that Another big detail is that it had its own power plant that generated electricity for it in the 1870s Yeah, not bad the kitchens had little balconies so if you had stinky stuff like garbage that you couldn't get down or Maybe even stinky food or something. You could put it just right outside the kitchen, which was something that a lot of places didn't have Yeah, they had a boiler So they had insulated pipes bringing steam and hot water into the building Which was a big innovation at the time and they had tennis courts. They had croquet courts It was it was a real gym. It still is it's one of my favorite buildings in New York Every time I go up there to Central Park, at least I try to pop out on that area and just go go Give it a look Because it's a beautiful building. It's sort of a mishmash of styles It's been called, you know, French Renaissance or got German Gothic or even Victorian and it's kind of a little bit of everything But it's it's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen it in person if I have I didn't realize it You may have it's it's lovely. It's right there on a corner. So here's the thing when Edward Cabot Clark was creating the Dakota He was widely derided for it. They called it Clark's Folly because people were deeply insensitive in the 19th century and the reason why they call it that is because again, it's in the middle of nowhere and People aren't really into apartments Like we said they live in like three -story Brownstones like they live in homes They don't live in apartments the people who lived in apartments as far as this house stuff works article points out were widows Widowers and people who are waiting for their wealthy relatives to die so they could inherit their house And all of a sudden Clark is like no. No, we're changing the game Anyone who is anyone is gonna want to live in an apartment and it turns out his gamble paid off. He was right Yeah, he sadly he died before it was finished So he didn't get to see it come to fruition But it was certainly not his folly because like you said people lined up to rent these things or I guess I don't know were they all rentals at the time. I wonder if anyone were available for sale. I think they were all rentals Okay, well people rented him, but they were people that had money. They just weren't like robber barons who wanted to live in mansions They were they were sort of the early New York, you know upper class They were people who like were bank presidents and people who like the CEOs of the time, right? Apparently the Adams sisters were heirs to a chewing gum Fortune they live there with it and that flavor tea berry one of the greatest gum flavors of all time. That's a Was it tea berry? Now, are you kidding? Cuz I can't tell no. No, that's for real. It's like a Kind of salmon pink colored Gum, no, no the the wrapper is okay It tastes like salmon too. No, it's a really delicate unique flavor and you could probably find it like Cracker Barrel Don't they have all sorts of old -timey candies or one of those rocket fizz places? I have no idea anywhere that sells candy I'll bet they have tea berry stick gum and it's really worth trying. All right Nice tip there. Thanks. So The Dakota started a trend all of a sudden luxury apartment houses started popping up all over the place Kind of in the same model with like bigger rooms and higher ceilings and stuff like that and the Upper West Side it wasn't right then but around the early 1900s that really started to take off and Really changed the face of New York of New York, you know, they they started building up more after World War one, obviously when New York said they could and Apartments became the way to go. Yeah Eventually, the the Dakota started seeing a different clientele not you know Straights and squares like bank presidents but like stars like Lauren Bacall and Judy Garland Wowie Wow horse Karloff, too That's pretty cool Imagine living next to him and then of course two of the most famous residents John Lennon and Yoko Oh, no Is blamed widely for moving John Lennon to the Dakota and he would have lived had she not done that Do people say that? Probably somebody out there. Okay poking fun at those people. No, I think he loved the Dakota Yeah, it would seem to be his home. They were there for like a dozen years. I think right before he died I'm not sure how long he loved New York City though. It was it was a great scene for both. He and Yoko. Yep You anything else? I got nothing else go check out the Dakota if you're in New York It's a great great looking building.
A highlight from Top 3 Crypto Sectors for MASSIVE Profits In 2024! (Accumulate Now)
"There are three crypto sectors which I believe are going to be the pillars of next cycle and thus I am positioning my portfolio concentrated around these three sectors. In front of you on the screen right now, you can see the historical snapshot of the market during the peak of the 2017 bull run. Take a look around, look at the top 50. How many coins here didn't end up featuring in the 2021 bull run? You've got Lisk, you've got Omizgo, you've got Stratus, BitShares, Ardor, Hyper Cash, Bytecoin etc. All these ancient relics ended up fading into oblivion come the 2021 cycle where we saw coins like Polkadot, coins like Terra, Avalanche, Solana all outperform and exhibit massive gains versus their old counterparts. So if you go into this next cycle investing in the old relics of last cycle and not addressing the current problems we have in crypto right now, I think you are in for a rude awakening come the next bull run. So instead, why not focus on the biggest problems of next cycle? Be preemptive here and start anticipating what some of the biggest upcoming trends are going to be. Then you can reverse engineer that process and start building the foundational blocks of your portfolio now setting yourself up for success in next cycle. So today I want to talk about three major verticals that I am eyeing in crypto and I'm three of the biggest sectors next cycle. I'm also going to give you coin picks from each of these sectors and give you my strategy with each individual category. Without further ado, let's get straight into the video. Now the first major sector in crypto that I think is undeniable as the driving force behind crypto's price performance and also the lifeblood of a lot of the market is simply speculation. I mean just think about it, humans are innately gamblers. The entire premise of stock market's growth over the last century has essentially been people speculating on asset prices going up in the future. Crypto is the biggest and most accessible casino in the world so when it comes to human speculation it is definitely well positioned for significant upside. Now as long as humans exist I believe that their desire to speculate will exist because humans are innately gamblers and for that reason I'm bullish on human greed. So when it comes to crypto how can you position yourself on the premise that humans will want to speculate next cycle? Well in my opinion there are really two growth verticals here when it comes to human speculation. Yes it is the most basic of the three narratives of today's video but it is also the most obvious one. Crypto's use case whether we like it or not is gambling and is speculation and for that reason you can divide this up into a gambling platforms that facilitate people's ability to speculate and two platforms like DEXs that allow people to speculate on the market specifically. So when it comes to gambling platforms I think it's undeniable like rollbit for example has been a major prominent pillar of this sector given the fact that it's been able to do over 25 million dollars of 30 -day casino revenue and as a result has burnt 5 .3 million dollars worth of rollbit tokens. This is an example of a protocol that is really primed to capture that human greed factor considering it offers a casino product, a crypto futures product and a sports revenue product. I haven't seen many other great gambling platforms in crypto launch so for today's video I think rollbit is the obvious selection here but as they start to launch and as some better products start to come out in this niche definitely gambling platforms is something I have on my horizon because as I said I'm bullish on human greed. Now if you look at rollbit's fees you can also see that comparatively it stacks up pretty well to the rest of the market with it actually generating more in the past 30 days than the blockchain Tron, the biggest DEX on Ethereum Uniswap, the Bitcoin network, it's only behind ETH and Lido in terms of revenue generation so that's a super interesting vertical. Now the other vertical in terms of capturing speculation next cycle is of course the DEXs because if you view crypto as the ultimate casino then in this world the exchanges by default become the house. Now when retail comes back volume returns, volatility returns and more importantly risk appetite returns which in my opinion it inevitably will then the DEXs and the centralized exchanges are going to be the biggest beneficiaries but due to the recent regulations surrounding centralized exchanges and due to the transformative shift we have seen over the last few months from centralized exchange trading to DEX trading I think DEXs considering this environment are going to be some of the major beneficiaries when it comes to capturing revenue from what we call the crypto casino. So I am looking to position myself in the top DEXs in the market, the top -notch products which have a clean and intuitive UI because I believe that stickiness comes from a great user experience, a diverse range of trading pairs and prompt listings of the new hottest crypto coins and products, competitive fees and strong referral programs because we know exchanges like Bybit were built around really strong referral programs and a DEX is going to need to capture that in order to fully harness its growth potential. So at the end of the day it comes down to user experience when we can get a centralized exchange like experience on a DEX then I think there is really an incentive considering crypto regulation for people to actually use these DEXs. Now what are some of the products I'm looking at? GMX clearly has been one of the leaders in this sector, it's also heavily discounted in price since its highs, this is definitely one that I've got on my list. Gains network as well is another one that I've got on my list considering the fact that it supports 64 trading pairs, they've also got forex and commodities so it's not just crypto that you can speculate on on the blockchain and there's also a bunch of other features that they offer. They give up to 150x leverage, I mean that by definition appeals to the degens, they give 250x leverage on commodities and 1000x on forex in some cases, they also support collateral deposits up to 250k and DAI is also a stablecoin supported as collateral. They also have a few interesting features like lookbacks for better execution, one click trading for a better trading experience. So in terms of current trading products that are on the market right now in the DEX form, I think G -Trade and more broadly the Gains network team are doing a really good job at pioneering this space. Now of course Gains is a partner of the show, if you do want to trade on G -Trade there is a link in the description. If you haven't yet, I think you are missing out because it's an amazing trading experience and for those that are looking for a new trading home, I think this is one of the best products on the market right now. Another DEX that I'm looking at is DYDX. These guys are going for a really novel and pretty ambitious approach to solving the DEX problem with their own chain. They did decide to leave Ethereum and launch their own chain on Cosmos, that's super bold. If it fails, it could fail spectacularly but if it pays off, it could really pay off spectacularly due to the additional composability that deploying on Cosmos gives you over deploying an EVM application. So this could be a massive success, we don't know yet but if it is, it's definitely something that I'm interested in getting exposure to. Just keep in mind that there is a big token unlock coming. I am expecting DYDX to issue some sort of big announcement to try and offset some of the sell pressure but just keep in mind that there is a bunch of sell pressure coming and you're probably going to want to DCA slowly into this one as not to take on any unnecessary risk during a bear market. Now I've got one more option for you if you're interested in this whole speculation DEX narrative and that's say network. So you don't just have to bet on the specific DEXs, you can bet on the infrastructure, the platforms that are facilitating speculation and say by default is a layer one blockchain that is specifically being built for traders because they're offering fast finality which is very important when it comes to executing trading, a twin turbo consensus mechanism which is very important for the overall performance of the network, they have a native matching engine that allows exchange teams to leverage that to build their own exchange products and also they have front running protection built into the layer one blockchain. So pretty much what you need to know is say is a blockchain built specifically for trading applications and if you want exposure to this narrative this is definitely an interesting one. Price wise it's essentially been down only since its launch but this is one that I'm looking at accumulating maybe let's say over the next six months to a year slowly accumulating to position myself in this narrative I think say is a super interesting unique bet. Okay now let's get into sector number two and that is real world assets. DeFi has a big problem right now, the interest rates across the world have increased significantly since 2021 so there's less of an incentive to stake money in DeFi yield farms. I mean back in 2021 when interest rates were essentially zero people were desperate and they were starved for yield so they were parking capital in DeFi where you could get 10 to 20 percent of your stable coins, 20 to 30 percent on your ethereum. It was amazing right? Well those days are over and now for DeFi to succeed and become sustainable it's going to need avenues to attract capital into the ecosystem and I think the number one vertical for this is real world assets so that's essentially tokenizing assets like real estate gold collectibles cars and intangible assets like equities bonds carbon credits and trade finance and bringing it on chain in the form of a token and enabling users on chain to deposit into vaults to earn yield on real life assets so if that is a property it can be divisible into a bunch of tokens offered on chain so you can essentially invest into a property instead of going through the rigmarole of investing it in real life with big barriers to entry you can take a lesser barrier to entry and divide it up into a bunch of fractions to allow people to invest and earn yield on that property on chain but bonds are another example instead of having to go through a traditional trading house and centralized entities which take huge transaction and management fees you can go straight peer -to -peer on a DeFi or crypto product which allows you to invest in things like bonds and treasury bonds so it's super interesting the real world asset space and as you can see the boston consulting group expects this space to 26x from 0 .6 trillion dollars to 16 trillion dollars by the year 2030 with their high case so their bullish case being 68 trillion dollars which is 113 x from the current market cap of real world assets so this could potentially be a whole lot of money coming into the crypto ecosystem so clearly real world assets are a massive growth vertical and this is one that i'm interested in positioning myself towards because if we do see a massive influx of tokenized assets coming on chain this could be a huge attraction for new tbl to come into the crypto market now in terms of positioning myself for real world assets there's a few ways you can do it the first way is essentially betting on individual real world asset protocols and this is probably your most direct way but it's also the riskier because even if real world assets succeed if a specific protocol fails then your investment could still go to zero the safer way but the less upside way would simply to be to invest in the blockchains the l1s the l2s that you believe in and you think are going to be home to the tokenization of assets because at the end of the day these blockchains make sequencer fees and revenue which in some cases are paid back to holders so the overall value of the chain increases however as you guys know you're not getting as much upside of course so you've kind of got to decide whether you want to go for a protocol based approach or an infrastructure based approach i like to do a little bit of both because then i can capture some of the massive upside but i can also have some safer bets to hedge against some of the protocol specific bets in terms of protocol specific players my favorite ones fracks i've talked about this a lot in the past but they're doing a lot with their v3 they've got fracks lend they're not just a real world asset protocol they've got exposure to other niches as well to hedge as well so i do like fracks as a play this is my personal favorite one in the sector make it also interesting i don't own any and i'm not planning on buying any anytime soon but this has definitely been the the leader of this narrative considering that they've been able to accrue over 600 million dollars worth of vault value thanks to their importation of treasury yields on chain so this has been a really successful one but i'm also seeing many different real estate products collectibles marketplaces and super interesting products starting to launch in the real world asset space so this is definitely one where you want to keep some capital aside and look to position yourself in this one uh over the next few months this is definitely one of the biggest growth verticals next cycle especially if we can get anywhere close to that 68 trillion dollar figure that bcg did suggest as a potential growth target by the year 2030.
How Pinole Is Thinking Outside the Box for Economic Development
"I do a lot of economic development consulting, helping a number of cities, a number of business improvement districts grow, and a lot of the conversation around business attraction is, how do we help a city sort of make the permit process easier? It's still got to be there, you still got to conform to certain regulations, but I'll give you an example. Last week in the paper, Vacaville attracted a new science business, and their city manager was in the paper and said, we will have everything permanent and approved within 90 days, and we will bring in the utilities and the water and the sewer to help them start their process. Knowing that PG &E and I forget which is their sewer company, they can't move that fast as 90 days, but at least starting the conversation and getting the city's approval done. And I was like, that's why they're landing the larger life science company that's going to deploy 10 ,000 people. So I'm a big advocate for embracing new technology, embracing that change. And another thought that I had on what you said, I was talking to a community development director in a mid -sized city along 880 yesterday, and he said, there's a lot of people in their town that distrust government, but they have some entrepreneurs who have great ideas, some small business owners that could expand and could benefit. And we talked a lot about how to outreach to them. And I said, you got to go to who do they trust? They do trust somebody unless they're a hermit. It might be at their church. It might be, you know, which might be in Chinese or Vietnamese or in Spanish, as well as in English. It's getting in front of who do they trust and using them as a middle partner to provide those resources. And that's not easy for government to do, especially at a time when a lot of cities are short -staffed. I like that you're at least thinking about that in panel on both of those issues, fast -tracking permits or automating systems, as well as doing that community outreach to a diverse town. Well, we're thinking about that, we being the councils that I've served on since 2018, a bit with a bit more attention to that, given that we may come from different backgrounds, not necessarily economic development ourselves. And so we rely, at least I know that I rely on the expertise of the staff, as few of them as there may be, who are there full time to bring to us as council members the current best practices, if you will, or within the trends in economic development relative to cities our size. And not only as they exist here in the Bay Area, but throughout the country, throughout the world, you know, we're not unique necessarily. We'd like to believe in some regards we are, but we're not unique when it comes to environmental issues, psychosocial issues, political issues necessarily. And so borrowing from the good lessons learned from others and doing as best as we can, given our circumstances is one approach. And also even admitting to, and I was having this conversation with someone recently, admitting to the fact that some approaches have not worked and revisiting those and being willing to do that and to discuss the possibility of seeing something in a different light. You know, getting back to the size that we are and how we're a relatively small city with the population that covers around 19 ,000 and with population increases in the next 10 years or so, not being regarded as high. And then after that, really just on a moderate level compared to other parts of the East Bay and our neighbors, San Francisco, is that we have been pretty much built out. So the constraint then is also what available land space we have. And in my opinion, my interest is absolutely necessary to balance what gets developed, whether it's commercial or housing development, with the natural amenities that exist. And it gets back to what is quality of life. And there may be different perspectives about that, but overall, and I think since we have experienced the pandemic, we have generally gotten a greater appreciation for the importance of having available to anyone. And that means public space, not private areas, but public space where families and anyone, the bodies of babies, can access and enjoy. We're fortunate that East Bay Park District is a neighbor to us and a partner to us in maintaining those open spaces. And we can avail ourselves of those and can know their number of walking trails. And I'm pleased and so happy to know that we have a creek, a watershed, that traverses the town for about 10 miles. So it's beyond the land, the land size of Pinellas, about five miles. And that creek gives character, as well as life, to the town.
Pinole Councilwoman and Mayor, Norma Martinez-Rubin, Describes Governing a Small City
"Hi, I'm Jared Ash with the Capstone Conversation. I'm here with Councilwoman Norma Martinez -Rubin from the city of Pinole in Contra Costa County. We appreciate you being here today. As part of your everyday job, you're a principal at Evaluation Focus Consulting, where you focus helping mission -driven foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies and public health. So that's an exciting background to be here. What else can you tell us about yourself, Norma? Thanks, Jared. Thanks for having me be part of this. I can tell you that my adopted hometown of Pinole is this wonderful little city, relatively small compared to the other 19 cities in Contra Costa County. It's bisected by I -80, which has national fame. And for those of us who are local, it is both a blessing and whatever the opposite of that is, given the multitude of vehicles for many different reasons, recreation, transportation, transport of goods, etc., on a daily basis that we get to live with. Part of my personal history is having come to the city of Pinole via Los Angeles, where I grew up, it was weird, and having the experience of living in a more urban area relative to one which has these beautiful natural amenities just within a walking distance of where I live. We're surrounded by hillsides, we're surrounded by or adjacent to the San Pablo Bay, which in my mind counters the effects of an interstate that bisects the city and divides the city, and the way our residents view issues that come before us on city council. Interesting. Let's talk a little bit about that small town, but in a big metro area. From a governing standpoint, what would you say are some of the constraints and some of the advantages compared to other towns being a smaller city? As a smaller city, we're a full -service city, so we provide and we respond, we're responsive to provide services that are essential as the local governments grow. We have our own police department, we have parks and regulations, we address land use issues, keeping in mind the topography of Pinole, and most recently we have joined with our county's fire districts to serve our city in its small size. We have a different terrain, the north side or the south side part of Pinole adjacent to San Pablo Bay is the older part of town. We were incorporated in 1903, but as history goes, in the 1950s when I -80 was constructed, it divided the city and then we started seeing more of the tract homes built on what was formerly agricultural land. So in the Pinole Valley, which is south of I -80 in our town, we have people who are surrounded by hillsides, beautiful hillsides, but as valleys go, also face the risk of possible fires because many of the homes were built alongside that range for just open space. So the constraints in a small city is that urban planning back in the day when some of the older cities in Contra Costa County were designed and built may not have considered the growth that would occur over time and the needs that people had over time given the shift in demography or population figures. In my background as a public health practitioner, population shifts are something that we've observed and have been somewhat ready for. However, we also have a history in local government and more broadly state and federal that the response to these population shifts isn't always as quickly as we see the shifts occur.
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.
A highlight from News Block: Shocking Lawsuit Against SBF Parents, UAW Strike, Anti-Bitcoin Senator Indicted, Housing Crisis Ahead?
"Welcome to the CoinStories news block. I'm Natalie Brunell, and in the span of just 10 minutes, roughly the same time it takes to mine a new Bitcoin block, I'll provide you with concise, insightful updates on Bitcoin and the global financial landscape so you're well informed on the week's top stories. Everything you need to know, in one place, in one block. Let's go. Let's begin this block with shocking new information coming from the FTX bankruptcy. In a court filing last week, managers of the bankrupt FTX estate sued SPF's parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, who happen to both be renowned legal and ethics scholars and professors at Stanford Law School. The lawsuit alleges that millions of dollars were fraudulently transferred to SPF's parents from FTX Group, and lawyers want to claw those funds back. The filing describes in detail how SPF's parents were more deeply involved with FTX than many people suspected, with SPF's dad routinely calling it a, quote, family business. The filing says Bankman and Fried exploited their access and influence within the FTX enterprise to enrich themselves. It alleges SPF's dad acted as a de facto manager, hand -selecting recipients of charitable contributions, directing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans, hiring and firing employees, and overseeing key investments for FTX. In one exchange, he was upset about his $200 ,000 a year salary and told his son he needed it to be a million a year, even saying, quote, gee, son, I don't know what to say here. This is the first I heard of the 200k a year salary, putting Barbara on this. SPF's father appears to have been richly rewarded for helping to perpetuate the FTX fraud. He flew in private jets, received millions of dollars in cash and real estate, and even appeared in a Super Bowl commercial. He also used his insider status and wealth to influence his circles, including his employer, Stanford University, and various political groups. Stanford has said it will be returning millions of dollars worth of, quote, gifts it received from FTX. Among the most shocking revelations was that it appears Joseph Bankman understood that FTX was nearing insolvency and transferred funds into assets like primary residences so they would be protected in the event of bankruptcy. This included transferring a $16 .4 million luxury property in the Bahamas to himself and his wife. Now, SPF's mother, Barbara Fried, was also deeply intertwined with the FTX scheme. She was the beneficiary of cash and properties and appears to have been the mastermind behind the illegal political donations. Barbara Fried was described as SPF's primary political advisor and allegedly pressured FTX insiders to, quote, unlawfully avoid federal campaign finance law. She pushed FTX employees to use straw donors, which are people who illegally use another person's money to make a political donation in their own name. And lawyers say more than $100 million was stolen from FTX customers to make political donations, making FTX the second largest donor organization behind George Soros Fund management. Although SPF's parents have not been formally charged with anything yet, this lawsuit provides shocking evidence of their involvement in the crypto criminal enterprise. Let's turn now to Robert Menendez, the senior Democratic senator from New Jersey who has been indicted on bribery charges. According to the indictment, Bob and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bribes in cash, gold bars, mortgage payments and a Mercedes Benz convertible. What makes this particular bribery case notable in the crypto community is that Senator Menendez has been a long time outspoken critic of Bitcoin. Specifically, he has voiced concerns about corruption in Bitcoin and its use in illicit activities. In 2017, the senator wrote a letter stating that the, quote, anonymous nature of Bitcoin transactions makes it an ideal choice for criminals. Menendez was also one of the three co -sponsors of the Accountability for Cryptocurrency in El Salvador Act, which sought to, quote, mitigate risks of El Salvador's adoption of Bitcoin. When it comes to Bitcoin critics in Congress, it's really best to focus on what they do, not what they say. Senator Menendez's charges are just the latest development that supports a 2021 report from former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morrell, who found that criminal activity that takes place using Bitcoin is negligible compared to what transpires within the traditional financial system. This news only further speaks to the corruption present in our political system today and how criminals still prefer good old cash over Bitcoin for illicit activities. Now, speaking of Congress, the clock is ticking to pass yet another new funding bill to prevent a government shutdown. Congress has until October 1st to pass new funding legislation, but Republicans and Democrats are not even close to making a deal. So how could all of this impact the economy? Well, under a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be sent home without pay. Also, government services like the court system, national parks and economic data reporting institutions would be suspended. According to The Wall Street Journal, government spending makes up about a quarter of U .S. GDP, so a sudden slowdown in spending can impact the economy significantly. But get this, in the event of a government shutdown, those workers won't be paid. But the Pentagon has announced that Ukraine operations would be exempt from any potential shutdown and will go forth fully funded. And that is making a lot of people very upset out there.
Over 200 Auburn Students Baptized at Worship Event
"College experience like many of you so going back there you know i was expected to in be a college campus and all it'd be full of a lot of liberal kids and all that stuff and every time i walk around at the tailgates or anything else or at a basketball game there's so much love it's just i don't know if it's the author scc or but i just want you to know again like i said in the beginning of the show how much i really love and about care you all and it turns out i'm not crazy something special happened at auburn this past uh it was a couple weeks ago something really special and it reminded me again that when we're all down and out we're thinking gosh man it's over we're losing this fight we're getting our asses kicked we're not we're not we may be fighting back slow we may be taken battleground by the inches rather than the foot but we're not losing we're winning we're just winning slow we need to win faster but we're winning i want you to listen to this this happened at auburn a couple weeks ago this is a tiktok guy narrating it this will warm your heart check this out what just happened at auburn university 5 000 students show up for a night of worship at auburn's basketball gymnasium and that's when one of auburn's football players was was so moved by the holy spirit that he told his head coach hugh freeze that he wanted to get baptized so they made their way outside to the park they wade out into the water they performed this baptism and all of a sudden more students began to come into the water one after another to get baptized totaling up to over 200 students getting baptized if you believe that the holy spirit is still at work comment god is good and subscribe or follow for more well i may not be able to subscribe and follow but i can tell you
A highlight from The First Edition of Would You Let Joe Biden"
"Good morning America. Good Monday. Some of you are getting up and getting out the door. I'm glad I am with you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North going down to the Beltway this week. Oh, back to the Beltway. Gotta go do my work. Gotta go do my job. I want you to begin this segment with me by reflecting on how bad can the polls actually get for one person. Because John Ellis, now you've heard me mention John. John has been on the show before. Ellis on items the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X, he produces two sub stacks. News items, which I read every morning before I go on the air. That's where I learned about Amazon investing in AI this morning. And political items, which is a second sub stack. And that just collects all the political data. And for years and years and years, John Ellis was the man behind the curtain at News Corp. And he ran the decision desk when it actually ran well. And he ran many, many other things at News Corp. And he's a very, very smart guy. So Ellis puts out these two news sub stacks that I read. And one of them, political items, carries with it the additional benefit of sparing me from having to figure out which polls to read. Because every couple of weeks or three weeks, he puts out the polls in one place. So John Ellis knows polling. He knows which ones are trash. He does not send you the trash one. So I ignore all polls until I see a poll show up in the news items or political items. So polls in one place rolled in on Saturday morning. And I don't want to get sued for copyright. You should subscribe to polls in one place and political items. But John summarized three of these. Number one, NBC News. Three quarters of voters say they're concerned about President Joe Biden's age and mental fitness. Three quarters. Three quarters. Number two, Washington Post ABC News. A Washington Post ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval from a skeptical public. With dissatisfaction growing over his handling of the economy and immigration, a rising share saying the United States is doing too much to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia, and broad concerns about his age as he seeks a second term. More than three in five Democrats say they would prefer a nominee other than Biden. And the Post ABC poll shows Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 10 points. Then number three, the New York Times. President Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in the New York Times Santa College national polls over the last year. And this result marked a — represent a, quote, marked deterioration in Mr. Biden's support among non -Anglo voters. Those are the three big polls of the weekend, and they're all related to Joe Biden's age. So I've asked Generalissimo to assist me in diagnosing the problem here. And so just a yes or no, are you with me, Generalissimo? No. All right, good. Would you let Joe Biden prepare dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden do the shopping for a dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden make your family's reservations for a week's vacation at Disney World? Oh, hell no. Would you let Joe Biden book the flights for that vacation? No. Would you let Joe Biden drive the youth group van to the beach for Sunday at the beach? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden chaperone the sixth grade astronomy camp overnight trip? Not even with your kids. Would you let Joe Biden invest your 401k? Would you let Joe Biden pick the paint colors for your church or your school remodel? No. Would you let Joe Biden select the menu for your daughter's wedding? No. Would you let Joe Biden lead a group of second graders through the Smithsonian Natural History? Stop, stop. I gotta... No. Just stay in the lane, please. I just want to know. These are just questions. Would you let Joe Biden lead a second grade group through the Smithsonian? Would you let him lead a high school group through the Smithsonian? Would you drop him off in front of an NFL stadium, give him a ticket, and tell him you'll see him in the seats? I don't think so. Would you let him be the president of a state university? Oh, no. Would you let him be the president of a private liberal arts college? No. Would you let him run a large public high school? No. How about a small private high school? How about a junior high school? Nowhere near kids, no. How about an elementary school? Absolutely not. A preschool? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden run a 7 -Eleven? No, he doesn't have the right accent. Would you let Joe Biden run a sporting goods store? No. A multiplex? No. Would you let Joe run the candy and soda counter at the multiplex? It's too confusing, no. Would you let him run a Macy's? A McDonald's? No. A Houston's restaurant? No. Would you let him run an airport? Negative. Would you let him run the parking at the high school football game? No. Would you let him run a high school speech tournament? Too many kids, no. How about a swim meet? No. Would you let Joe Biden run any business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run a business with 100 employees? No. Would you let him do HR for a business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run the gift wrap sales fundraiser for your kids school? No. Would you let him run the thrift shop inventory day? No. Would you let him run a car dealership? Negative. Would you let him run a church fundraiser? No. A church service? No. A service station? No. Would you let him run a piano recital for 20 students under the age of 10? How about 10 students under the age of 10? No kids, no. Would you let him announce graduation at MIT? Would you let him announce graduation for any college? Have you heard him? No. Would you let him run an eighth grade graduation? No. Would you let him run the change of command at any duty station for any branch of the armed services anywhere in the Americas or in the worldwide distribution of our defense facilities? Not unless you wanted to create an incident, no. Would you let him drive a truck? Well, he's already claimed it, no. Would you let him drive a car that you're riding in the passenger seat? Not unless I was heavily insured. Would you let him fire a pistol at a range? Oh, hell no. Would you let him fire a rifle at a range? No. A machine gun? No. Bazooka? No. Would you let him get into a tank and fire a tank? I'm seeing a pattern here, no. Would you let him direct the drone strike? No. Would you let him drive a little tiny boat whaler, you know, a 12 -foot whaler? I would let him pilot your dinghy, no. Would you let him drive a criss -craft with an outboard motor? No. Of a yacht, a big yacht? No. Would you let him command the deck of a freighter? A freighter? No. How about a destroyer? Uh, I'm thinking not. Submarine? No. Aircraft carrier? No. All right. Could you imagine Stav with him on deck? What would you let Joe Biden do? Retire. No, but I mean, really, seriously, is there anything you'd let him do to put him in charge of, because this is my first edition of would you let Joe Biden dot, dot, dot? Nothing complicated because he gets confused easy. Nothing with kids because we kind of know about that. No, there's nothing the guy can do. He has shown no knowledge of market economics, free market economics. He has no idea how supply and demand works. No, but I'm just talking about give me something that he can do because we've got to get a retirement hobby for him. A retirement hobby? Checkers. Do you think he could win at checkers ever? It's yeah, he could he could run he could run an ice cream stand. I we I covered that. You were gonna let him run a 7 -Eleven. I don't know. I covered the gift wrap. 7 -Eleven is more complicated than an ice cream stand because gas is involved. But but I asked you about the the gift wrap fundraising. I want every mom in America ice cream. Well, no, every parent driving to school in America right now knows fall is the season for fundraisers. So we got the call from the granddaughter over the weekend. Hey, Nana, which is the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, right? Would you buy gift wrap? And of course, we're probably gonna have enough gift wrap for the rest of the five seasons. Yeah, yeah. Five seasons of gift wrap. Yes. And and now the flash is probably going to come up with candy bar. You know, it's just fundraising season, right? And so it's better than raffle tickets. I hate raffle tickets. Yeah. Gift wrap you can at least put in the closet and it'll be there when when she has to clean out the house. You are what we call in in in the school trade. You are what we call an easy mark. A mark. Yeah. Yes. And and you wouldn't even let Joe button out. For those of you who are new to the audience, we've added affiliates recently. Dwayne is an ex band parent who keeps getting dragged back in. And when he was a band parent, he ran parking at the at the battle of the band. Do you know what I'm doing now? Do you know what I'm doing this this year? What I'm doing? What? I had to stand up along with my wife, stand up a snack bar outside of girls volleyball. All right. Would you let Joe Biden run that? Not in your wildest dreams, because because one money's involved and two girls are nearby. But I mean, OK, then Paul back a year or two. No, you let him direct parking at the Battle of the Bands. Oh, not unless you wanted a wreck.
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.
"high park" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Itself 25 percent and so with your combustion vehicle that's what you decide to buy those fees are being based on just a of combination weight and emissions and therefore the bigger and the dirtier your car is you're going to be paying a huge amount more than and so norway has just exempted electric vehicles all of these additional fees yeah largely over the last few years until very recently and that was kind of the crux of our piece is this fork in the road if you'll forgive the pun that the governments had to make to try and figure out how they make this sustainable from a taxation burden distribution perspective for citizens as they get to a point where double -digit percentage of their vehicle fleet for passengers is now electric where do you draw the line and that was the question that we set out to try and answer and the reason why Norway is really struggling with this is because they're losing a huge amount of tax revenue because all these people are buying EVs which they wanted them to do but a as result they're not getting all the money from those car sales governments make a huge amount of cash every year from car tax right and so when you've got tens of thousands hundreds of thousands millions of vehicles in larger economies being brought every year that that translates into billions of dollars and tax revenue and in 2022 last year according to government estimates in Norway those incentives for EV purchases they ended up costing the national treasury around four billion dollars the equivalent in tax revenue and we figured out that was around two percent of the country's entire treasury take for the year and it's become a bit of a political football in Norway why did norway adopt these incentives so much earlier than a lot of other countries that is a debatable question to answer and it depends who you ask norwegians felt they had a responsibility to try and be at the head of the curve on this adoption of EVs as one of the mechanisms as a country they can adopt to try and get closer to net zero and because they make huge margins on their oil exports and their production this is something that as a country they are perhaps more easily able to access the financing for these kinds incentives of these exemptions of the taxes on other vehicles they've ended up with what they wanted they've seen the numbers of EV purchases rise as i said to 96 % and they're at a point now where in theory within the next 18 months cars that emit carbon will no longer be happening at least for new purchases anywhere in Norway and speaking to the dealerships you know they're planning for that the manufacturers they're planning for that when you're thinking about buying a new car of course you're not just thinking about what's the sticker price you're also thinking what's it going to cost me to run and part of the value proposition that Norway has made for users of electric vehicles is that you will maybe pay less when you first purchase it but you'll also have lower running costs you will not have such high fees when you're passing through tolls on major highways or into major cities you won't pay such high parking fees in major cities a lot of people use ferries in Norway to get around the islands or different parts of the mainland and those then also face much lower fees if you're driving an electric vehicle. There are some other really interesting kind of developments over the last few years around giving apartment owners this so -called right to charge meaning that if you own a block of flats or you're one of several condo condo owners in a building all the other condo owners have to share the cost of introducing new charging infrastructure so if you're the first EV owner in a block of six apartments it's not all on you the other five are forced by law to help underwrite that cost when we return more from this episode of the big take a daily podcast from bloomberg and iheart radio never miss an episode subscribe on the iheart radio app apple podcast spotify or anywhere you listen i'm wes cassova and this is is bloomberg global market news changes in an instant so
"high park" Discussed on WTOP
"To their team visit WTOP .com search player to nominate WTOP's player of the week program is sponsored by main street bank bank where you WTOP .com this is WTOP news it's 352 after a delay you're once again invited to swim the Anacostia River if you so choose it'll be on Saturday September 23rd the rare opportunity to swim the river is being organized by the nonprofit group Anacostia River Keepers which works to restore and protect the river it says the swim meetup will the major progress the group has made it's currently illegal to swim in DC waterways except for special occasions permitted by the city the event was scheduled in July originally but it had to be postponed because of a sewer overflow Bethesda theater welcomes homes a star of Abbot Elementary on September 17th Lisa Ann Walter joined WTOP's Jason Fraley to discuss growing up in Silver Spring you know when my publicist says you're going to talk to radio WTOP station which I'm is the like I know Lisa Ann Walter went to Takoma high Park junior where her mom taught before graduating from Montgomery Blair High School before she did substitute teaching in Mexico she was a teacher in DC so I got the Melissa Shimenty character from my mom she hopes the Hollywood strikes end soon we all cannot wait to get back to work I miss my girl Cheryl we're Lee out so much he's truly one of my best friends and we don't get to see
"high park" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Indictment has made him stronger whether that prevails over the next six eight months we don't know and i think of anyone where they showed them show themselves ready to uh break away from the pack it was nikki howie but anyway i just thought it was a very lively and very informed debate uh to me they all acted a very in respectable way a respected way and even asa hutchinson who's down the bottom and the governor of north sakota uh all of them showed you know to me they showed they were quality people but the other is who would would you think was a who would you think is a top three or four i thought mike pence did very well but i don't think he's going to go anywhere i think there's so much opposition from the trump camp so even i did think well he i don't think it sort of helped him much i think uh uh the vector ever he pronounces his name uh ramaswamy i thought uh he did well i think he made me though like more of a flash in the pan the way buddha jag was or ben carston was several years ago andrew yang what's that he reminded me of andrew yang yeah okay that's it that's the example yeah i mean listen he's obviously a smart guy and yeah very smart dream is yes yeah he's an immigrant who is now a uh incredibly rich and uh young guys so no no he has a lot going for him but i think that uh as the longer he's there i think his position can fade a bit but he definitely showed himself you know he deserved to be on the stage i thought rhonda sanchez was going to do more uh if you didn't know who he was i don't know how much attention you would have paid to him last night he was kind of a product i thought it wasn't bad he didn't make any mistakes he didn't show any reason that you that he would break away from the pack and uh so he even though he's probably running second in most of the polls i don't think he added to any of that last night chris christie again i was expecting more from chris christie he uh i thought he was going to be more energetic coming out i think tim scott looked good uh in the way he handled himself and he's a very smart guy i have a great guy scott tim i uh worked with him when he was in the house and i really admired work the he's done in the senate so he'll do great it's hard to judge the governor of north Dakota guy he seems to do seems to do pretty well and uh i think i think i said chris christie he seems to be in this mainly to bring down donald trump because he's a smart guy he can handle himself he he knows what he's talking about but it seems it comes across that his real reason for running is to stop donald trump and i don't think it's going to work in the republican primary understood uh... sunday morning what else is bothering you besides uh... uh... who's going to be the next president i mean the migrant situation in long island in uh... new york city now there's a rumor there's there's a rumor around that they're trying to get people to yeah the brisket airport as you know the international guard base out there as the story of newsday uh... the other day that uh... the word is that that's being looked as a uh... migrant location and that will be the east end of uh... uh... long island suffolk howdy and then at the west end we have the uh... uh... thousand their personal so they to tend show the uh... at the creebar area which is right on the national county border and the people in those communities floor park new high park lake successment hassett a very concerned about thousand uh... men who worked on a job july here illegally and no one will you know if the status is or exactly who they are to have a two thousand people right on the edge of these wonderful communities and besides that the british airport in suffolk county that's at the eastern now you're the western of uh... well now that at the national county border at queens national border you have a thousand ten facilities set up and the people in floor park the people in lake success the people in manhasset the people new high park all wonderful communities along the uh... city border a very concerned of a thousand men there no one knows what the health situation is no one knows if have they a criminal record they're not going to be working and they're going to be roaming around and there's a real concern about them walking just across the border coming into national county and there's nothing to do with their ethnic background or anything else there's a thousand some people who are here illegally and uh... of being basically wines and dines and have time their on hands when you think john of what your parents had to go through when they came here but what uh... you had to go to as a child uh... what my grandparents went through at ellis island how they were checked and they had had to be vetted after somebody was sponsoring them the whole thing was so detailed that the community had some idea of who was moving in now we don't know who these people are just a thousand strangers from foreign countries for foreign countries uh... coming to a street next to and it's uh... recently we've seen that in the last ten months of this fiscal year more uh... people on the uh... terrorist watch list have come across the border haven't stopped coming across the border than in the previous five years combined and uh... for those who were stopped you can imagine how many others were not stopped so that's it again five years there's more this year than the previous five years combined and so this is really it's a terrible situation i know that curtis is leading the attack uh... uh... starting out in queen's i mean this is uh... now this is wrong as i am pro immigrant i great -grandparents immigrants a corporate immigrants i mean i agree with which are the lifeblood the by this country is what made this different ends great so much better than other countries but it has to be done regulated vetted way you can't just open the doors to everyone that knows who they are everybody has to know who who is everybody they're going to be checked diseases they got it you know we can't just allow the and in the kids of these people going to school with our own kids knowing and they had to be checked see to if they have any diseases before you put them in the classroom i saw that several years ago when i was a which one and uh... represented the communities like centralized open brentwood and they had the unaccompanied finders who came across the border in large numbers in twenty fourteen to twenty fifteen and i saw what that did to local schools and put in the schools you have a thirteen -year -old kid with a first grade education of that who has to try to accommodate that none of them can speak english they're staying with relatives not with parents at all at home uh... uh... and just been so it was so awkward and it was so uh... challenging to the and these is generally schools that don't have a great tax base to begin with so this was uh... uh... real hardship and also ms thirteen that's one of the ways that ms thirteen came into suffolk county for these people go to innocent young kids some of them were the operatives of ms thirteen or their family members back in central america who were being threatened by ms thirteen and these kids had to do what they were told to do when teachers and were telling me that they were recruiting ms thirteen other other central american kids were being recruited into ms thirteen or being threatened by these kids it was a terrible situation congressman peter king thank you for telling us what the heck is going on and we'll catch up with you again real soon on monday tomorrow i'll be there tomorrow night i'll be there with you thank you unary thank you what we're waiting on veto for salon
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And the fact that we've got children at the end who have been educated in a less than positive or at least I think the manner worries me greatly. And as I said, my two children went through the MLE system, one of them has done very, very well, not because of the MLE, but because he's just a, you know, he's a smart boy. He's nothing like me. And my daughter's okay, but the reality is a lot of children are being punished or penalized. Because that don't they don't like that MLA. It doesn't suit them. And I think there's something that we need to have a really good hard look at going forward. So I think I don't know who's sitting people out at certain people need the Higgs, the heads and shine because experimenting with kids like this is just outrageous. Hickey peran is one on the Mac. All right, I'll put her on the list. Thanks, Dave. Thank you. Having said that, yeah, Hickey, but after Anne Tully, they might have been behind, you know, bringing the stuff and certainly Hickey pilana was behind the modern learning environments and Christchurch because we know that the government saw an opportunity to save money. When it came to rebuilding schools after the earthquakes, and they thought building places like the old hillsborough and I've used that analogy a couple of times this morning. I thought that was way to go that was the way to get more for less. Or shame on them. Because I think it's been overall a disaster. And shame on them also for not making sure that there was some analysis and processes implies that at some point down the track, they could do some decent analysis and work out whether it's with or not, with sticking with. Also shame on the ministers of education that have come since then. They haven't seen the skep and have allowed it to continue. So it's not just a national thing. It's a labor thing as well. 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"high park" Discussed on Ante Up Poker Magazine
"The planet. I'm Chris consensus. And I'm Scott walk Happy Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble. Gobble gobble, how's it going? Turkey day. You know, I always start off this day by rewatching clips of the plane strains and automobiles and that's my favorite one is the rental car. Scene where? The Ferris Bueller secretary. Never saw it. Spoiler alert, please. You've never seen plain streets in that movie? I've seen excerpts of it, you know, like you have you're talking about what you do. Like what you do every Thanksgiving is what I do. You know, what I've seen over my lifetime, I've never actually watched the movie. Comprehend this information. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I saw your little Facebook post about it today, and I thought, yep. I can't really don't know what he's talking about. Trump is me, you're gonna do this, 'cause you come to all this stuff, wait, wait, like making a murderer? Yeah, yeah. That's probably been framed for step in other murders by the time the rest of us have watched. You need to make some time today. I promise you you're going to love it. All right. I'll figure out, you know, I just finished watching the staircase, which is very similar to the making a murderer and another brutal corrupt system that screwed people. But yeah, all right, I'll try to give it a shot. But only three promise to watch. You promise to watch Star Wars. Yeah, okay. The baby owner one I haven't seen that. Yeah, the baby Yoda, The Mandalorian. Watch that one. 'cause I can always subscribe to 18 different streaming services now. Not all get rid of cable things and create idea of folks. Yeah, exactly. 20 times more of her TV now and I have no idea what channel anything's on. Exactly. And you never end up watching TV end up just like looking on your phone because you don't you're too lazy to turn on and try to scroll through the menu to find something alive. I actually watched less TV now because it's so frustrated, Googling, where can I watch a man? Exactly. Exactly. Forget it. I'm just gonna like, you know, read the newspaper. Exactly. All right, let's do poker now. All right, this year's World Series of poker has come to an end and here are our final updates, spinning glazer one event 78 to ten K rats championship for a sports career bracelet. Previously in the series, he had a second third and 9th place finishes. They'll help you made a 6th final table the series, and I can't believe you didn't notice I did. You did it everywhere and I just said screw it. He's doing it to piss me off or he's really stupid. So either way, you know, I don't know, but you're really itchy L button on my laptop is what it is. Constantly putting extra L's where they don't belong. It's like Easter egg hunt for you. Anyway, I feel help me with one out. Actually. One L and Phil, too and help me. You made a 6 final table of the series. Adrian Mateo is one of an 82, the 250 K high roller for his fourth career bracelet in the highest buy in event of the series. Leo Omar gets when event 83 to $1500 closer to become the only woman to win an open event this series. Jeremy Osman is one of N 84 to 50 K PO high roller defeating Phil Helmut one L and NFL. Heads up, helping me set the record for the most final tables in a series with 7 Daniel mcgrady who finished third. Josh aria was 7th, the grand I would go on to finish third in the very next event while aria had a tenth place finish two events later. And Josh Ari is this year's player of the year at 11 cache is two bracelets in two other final tables with 4194.59 points helping me to finish second with 3720.01 points and ten cash is one bracelet. 6 other final tables, while doing your grano, who hasn't won a bracelet since 2013, boy, I would have lost that, but rallied to finish third with 3531.03 points with 18 cashes and three final tables. The World Series of poker started a new series of NFT options, which we don't care about at all. Nope. But if you do, it features famous clips from the series over the years. And finally, well known when Las Vegas tax expert Russ Fox had published his estimates of the tax burden for this year's main event final table. New world champion Cory, elder, a German who lives in Austria, very smartly for tax purposes and two British final table participants won't owe a single penny in taxes based on U.S. tax treaties with those two nations and the fact that neither of those countries not companies. Countries, tax gambling, winnings, the other players who have in the United States Turkey and Argentina will see a good chunk of their winnings going to various governments with high park lives in New Jersey's likely to pay the highest percentage of his winnings. Okay, where to start? The only NFT I'd be interested in is he called me with Jack high. I think that's the one I would get a little bit more for that. Yeah, that's the one I might buy. And maybe the Chris moneymaker, not knowing it's his turn to act and the whole world's looking at him and they all thought that he had a serious decision to make and he's getting ready to fold. Those two, I might consider, you know, put some Cheddar down on, but other than that, yeah, I have no interest in NFTs right now. I tell you Rea. What a remarkable year. I mean, he comes out of nowhere again. Obviously, he's been a player the whole time and all that, but I mean, just to have this massive year. And every time helmets tried to one up, I'm gonna get it back or whatever our AB right there with him finishing right near him or whatever. It was a pretty remarkable year for him. Congratulations, really phenomenal. Yeah, he was definitely a fly in his soup this whole series, right? Thought he was going to catch up and then you follow that over there. Hey, hey, he's had another final table. Well, guess what? Josh Ari just missed the final labels. I don't do much. So yeah, somebody called him an unlikely player of the year. I don't know if that seems like a stretch to me. Obviously, I think some of these other names, people probably would have thought a bit more. But I don't necessarily think it's an unlikely, but one of these great pros gets a good streak and the initial we had three of them. I mean, three of the most fantastic players will oversee finished one two and three and they all had great series. Solidifying our player of the year, you know, professional player going to do well in this World Series stuff. I mean, they really did just rise to the occasion. The other stuff on top of LEGO markets, that's fantastic. You know, a woman winning, it's always always great when that can happen because then it just opens up the field to more women saying, hey, I think I can do this too and getting them out there to play and that's a great thing. Some of these other names I didn't really recognize, but they had multiple bracelets. Again, this week, everybody who want to bracelet seem to have wondered fourth bracelet. It's crazy. And I haven't heard telling you squawking about the player of the year. Here at the end, I'm sure he probably was somewhere. But it's interesting because he talked about when he had his first meltdown over here and it should reward final tables over anything else. So we've got to look at now we kind of know some of the stats, right? So aria made four final tables, he made 7, but aria had two bracelets he only had one, so I don't know. I mean, 11 cashes and ten companies had ten. So, you know, I think between those two, I think we're really splitting hairs now. Would have been interesting if Negro would have cast a couple more times 18 cashes had more than almost as much of those two guys combined. Had he had a couple more cashes and actually been the player of the year and I'm not looking for a appointment to the college football playoff selection committee here by saying it, but I would have a hard time stop eating a player of the year that didn't win a bracelet. Yeah. Yeah, that's true. I mean, still 18 cash is pretty phenomenal. But that's remarkable. Remarkable. I think you meant new granular..
"high park" Discussed on The Shawn Harvey Morning Show Podcast
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"high park" Discussed on 790 KABC
"It is. Seconds away from 5. 30, Ginger, We're going to send it over to you. And you see the temperatures, current temperatures, 80 degrees for friends and high deserts. My goodness, that is tough. Good morning to you. Good morning, everybody. So let's take you back over to the situation with a couple things working on the streets. This time we'll take you back into the Hyde Park area. So just a little bit west of the 1 10 freeway. And this is the lively from crystal rosky. And so you can see, everything is taped off here. As the investigators shooting, apparently with somebody was driving down Florence Avenue, right here at about Brian Hurst ended up getting shot at by some other vehicles. So like a drive by shooting of one person was killed, the other one transported to the hospital, and that's as much information that we have what had happened about 1 40 this morning and you can see the investigators are here on scene with the closure that continues and I mentioned, you know, Florence is usually the busy streets, the High Park Boulevard. Be your way to get around it. We move you over to look at our speeds the conditions what you can expect if you have plans to be right here. So some of these different freeways. These are the active ones at this hour and you see it a little bit slower on that 91 as you continue through Corona in towards the Anaheim Hills. No surprise. In effect. 48 MPH is actually pretty good, but it's one of our busier spots. Attend the Pomona freeways. Those look like they're moving a tiptop almost maximum speeds will take that on a Monday morning. A Senate over you, too. On the tail end of the heat wave. Another flex alert will go into effect. Today state is asking residents to conserve energy today from four PM to nine PM officials recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher. Are also asking people to avoid using major appliances. They say. If not enough energy is conserved. It could lead to power outages. L. A County is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases once again in the Department of Public Health, says most of people who have not been vaccinated. Katie Lee's Megan, Tell us Live in Hollywood with more Megan. Good morning. Chris and may good morning to both of you. The CDC is saying that yes, there is an uptick in the number of cases when it comes to Covid 19 across the nation. We want to talk.
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"Lineup continues to expand its the right time for business and news about the economy. Join me. Frank, Mo Tech Tech on Money live weekday afternoons at six. We promised a profitable right on am 7 90 K. ABC hot another Hot day. We get a little bit of a break middle of the week and then it's going to get right back up there. In fact, we should perhaps be even hotter next weekend, so heat may go away for a couple of days. But It's coming back. Still hot today when 100 degree forecast for the inland empire and 15 to 17 in the high desert with some gusty winds as well, I have more in a few minutes, Ginger pretty much 5 34 30. I'm sorry right now. I wish it was 5 30. Hey, Good morning to you. Good morning, Henry. I know it is 4 30 already. We have so much stuff to get to. So I'm going to stay a little bit off the freeways this time because oftentimes people take the streets instead of the freeways here, Of course in southern California, they're all busy. So here is the first live. Look at the conditions in the drive a live look. Here. The conditions for from our Christian Rosky, who is live looking at a shooting investigation even kind of like a drive by shooting. So we are talking about Florence Avenue. Ed Byrne Hearst in the High Park area, just a little bit west of the 1 10 freeway. And there is one of the vehicles that was in this apparently. People were inside one of the vehicles, they said. They were driving down the street and all of a sudden somebody started shooting at them. It is our understanding that there were a couple of victims and the investigation here continues. So we have Florence Avenue closed in Bern Hirsch. Your alternate. Of course you're East West alternates would be high Park Boulevard. And this investigation I would anticipate to be a fairly lengthy one happened only at about 1 40 this morning. Let's move you over to something else that is developing so it does sound like there is some type of death investigation here as well. This one just coming in. So traffic advisor was issued supported a boulevard close between Venice and Washington. So really the closure being handled by the Culver City Police Department? They're saying Oh, maybe 6 30 for the reopening. You know, you can go a little bit to the West west of the four or five and Sawtelle Boulevard here anyway, does run fully north and south. So that's an option for you. If you want to take that. One way to get yourself off Sepulveda Boulevard. A.
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"It's 10 before 7 10 and David Haines is the author of a Beat. Cops Guide to Chicago Eats And Lieutenant, tell us about your restaurant that you visited this past week that you're reviewing I went to home Slice pizza. The team that you this week first slicing home slice and I got it. Home Bomb Slice pizza at 9 38 West Webster in the 18th district. And it's you know, not lunch, says America like Pizza, Fourth of July weekend. I know it wasn't invented here, but we perfected it. So there you go. Ours. Mhm. So, uh, is this thin pizza? Yeah, This is thin pizza. You're the kind of wood fired oven, New York style pizza, and, uh, they make When I went, I went with my wife and the kids and stuff. And so, uh, I think the best way to do it is if you order small pizzas, there are more than enough for one person. And everybody can get their own pizza as I've gotten older and less inclined to change my pizza order to appease other people. So now we just ordered pizzas for everybody. I know. I know. I know you. You liked the pepperoni and sausage. Really bullet both. Don't don't you really have one or the other. No, they have a pizza call Bennett's beauty. That's another thing. The pizzas all have great names, but they have, uh, Bennett's beauty is pepperoni sausage and mushrooms. And, um, I I love when you get the I would also add onions, pepperoni sausage and mushrooms and onions are my favorite things on pizza. I don't understand. People will put fruit. Under and whatever, but some people like it. They have it so you can try all kinds of different things. And this is this is the place that actually has a breakfast pizza too, right? Do we have a They serve brunch, and they'll serve. Uh, the breakfast dishes before PMO. One of them is a pizza. Um, that's really getting is, you know they got a Fridays on it. Bacon cheese. It's like having an omelet out of pizza. I When I first saw that, like I haven't had breakfast there, But when I first saw that I was like, Well, I can't understand what people do it. But the more you think about it, the more it grows idea I can see waking up in the morning and pizza. Oh, well, you know, we always think about leftover pizza having the next day cold, But this place sounds pretty good. I I thought I knew all the pizza joints in Lincoln Park, But I don't think I've ever been to home Slice 9 38 West Webster. Have they been there for a while? Do you know I've been going there for a couple years. So we've been at least a couple years. But it the inside is just a really fun place to its its high see each water tables, they have a attack. Another decade. They have a sort of a courtyard area that's covered, so it's like your insight and outside the same time it's right next to the train tracks, which are not as loud as you might think, because they go pretty slow, but it gives you a whole big urban feel like you're outside the pizza to the, uh Train tracks when I say that it doesn't sound as nice as as it really is. And, uh did you have pie for dessert? After your pizza pipe? They have, uh, they have life. Sports skillets there. So smart skeletons. It's more skillet. Yeah, they They put it all in a pants so you can eat a smaller without getting it all messing. I You know, it's very hard, especially when you have a beer like my to eat a spore without getting marshmallow chocolate of your beard. Here. They put in a nice skillet and you can eat it very clean. Shave before you go back there, That's all we'll check that out home Slice 9 38 West Webster. We'll get to the news at seven from the northwestern medicine newsroom. Meantime, food news What's happening this week? Oh, you know what? My favorite Ethiopian restaurant Tamara up in uptown is doing sort of a pop up a pop up restaurant in high Park at 53 11, South Lake Park, and there Person doing this is to raise money for war victims in Ethiopia and, um, you know, I This is one of those things If you if you ever want to try something different we were you know you You're tired of pizza and burgers and buy stuff. And you're like, I'm gonna try some different Tamara, either at the new pop up or the uptown location is, uh Is really interesting Restaurants, great food, a lot of fun to do. Um, And so if you average Tristen trying some unusual it's great Demerara, D E M E r a Now imagine if you go there and bring back Ethiopian food for everybody in the police station. They're going to give you a funny look or have you have you turned them on to more eclectic? Food choices over the years. Wow. Yeah, I try, you know, you know who knows? I don't know if I've got successful and then, uh, let's see, Uh, you want to talk about the Chicago foodie sisters? What's that all about? Well, Chicago Foodie sisters is a blog that I like to read. It's on my feet. Really, You know the thing I like reading, they usually talked about south South suburbs and stuff like that. But if they they did a blog post this week about a place called typical new place in South Bend, Indiana. And this is a great weekend. If you're not if you're not going on a long trip er or haven't done. This is a great weekend to do like sort of a day Trip. South Bend, Indiana is two hours away. It's nice drive, and this place called typical new place at 6 20. Washington Street in South Bend is a, uh, an old mansion that they turned into a really kind of a high end restaurant. It looks really good. So I just thought I'd mentioned, you know, I don't know about most people vote when the kids were little. We used to do that all the time. Just get in the car and drive two hours a union Pier Michigan or mm South in Indiana, you know, just to get out of the city and try something different than you know, a lot of people be doing that this weekend, and we shouldn't Action that, uh, the Chicago food truck fest is coming back, isn't it? Yes, it is. I am a big food trucks fan, actually, so we'll probably do a food truck review that weekend. It's the end the end of this month on Friday afternoons, uh, they open up Daley Plaza at all the food trucks that can come there and you can try all kinds of different stuff..
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"For the funeral service of Andrew Brown Jr of the Sour in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. 42 year old black man was shot dead by sheriff's deputies last month during an attempted arrest. Attorney Benjamin Crump, who's representing the family says Brown was killed unjustifiably because Andrew Cannot make the plea for justice. It is upto us to make the plea for justice because Andrew Cannot make the plea for due process. It is upto us to make the plea for due process. Authorities have released few details about what led to the shooting. A judge ruled last week that problems family would be allowed to see more of the body camera footage from that encounter, But the videos will not be made public for at least 30 days. More than half of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a covert 19 vaccine. But as NPR's Allison Aubrey reports, the pace of vaccinations is beginning to slow down. The number of vaccine shots given per day has trailed off a bit in recent days, and public health officials are focused on ways to make it more convenient. And to overcome hesitancy. The slowdown comes as a very end from India has been found in the U. S virologist Angela Rasmussen of the University of Saskatchewan and Georgetown University, says there are already variance with similar mutations in the U. S. She notes The plan to restrict travel from India to the United States could be helpful. It's important that we keep out new cases of SARS coronavirus, too, but we really need to be focusing on what matters most right now. And that is vaccination. Beginning Tuesday, the U. S will restrict travel from India to the U. S. Allison Aubrey NPR NEWS Verizon is spinning off Yahoo and AOL well to the private equity firm Apollo, NPR's David Ger reports. It's a deal valued at about $5 billion. Well in Yahoo are two of the oldest brands on the Internet, and both have been overtaken by nimbler tech companies like Google. But Apollo sees value in Yahoo's audience, which is sizable and skews young. Yahoo says it's grown by double digits in the last two quarters. Rise and bought a well in 2015 and Yahoo. A couple years later, it hope the acquisitions would help it compete with Facebook and Google on ads. Verizon happened getting rid of some of its media properties last year, selling Huffpost to Buzzfeed. This deal marks the end of the telecom companies Foray into media. David Gora, NPR NEWS New YORK On Wall Street, the Dow was up 276 points. This is NPR news in Washington. Cloudy skies 62 degrees at 104 on Lisa Lobbies With WB. EASY news. We are waiting Merrill Orry Lightfoot. She's expected to announce shortly that the head of Chicago public schools is stepping down school CEO Janice Jackson making her own announcement this morning, Jackson Was a student teacher and principal in Chicago public schools before becoming CEO for the district in 2018 chief operating officer, Ernie Rivera, also leaving the district as well as chief education officer LaTonya McDade. Chicago Police have charged a man with four counts of attempted first degree murder after he drove his pickup truck into people picnicking along Logan Boulevard in Logan Square neighborhood over the weekend and eyewitness telling the Tribune that 57 year old Timothy Nielsen yelled in anti Asian comment before jumping the curb in running into the picnickers. You know, See Lori Lightfoot heading into the room again? School CEO Janice Jackson is resigning. Let's take you to that coverage in just a moment. We're still having a little bit of audio problems. Let me get back to the news While we're waiting. There is another perk. If you are vaccinated against Cove, it 19. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says admission will be free. Let's head over to Mayor Lightfoot's press conference. This is W be easy. Public schools. Ah, job that many of you know, Woz and still, Lee is my dream job. Growing up on the south side of Chicago. I first stepped into a CPS classroom when my parents took me to register at Cook Elementary and the album Grecian Community for Head Start. This situation is very telling because one of my earliest memories in life was stepping into a CPS classroom. I remember being upset because I couldn't stick around that day because it was registration and had to return the next day and I did and pretty much pretty much I haven't left ever since. Since that first day in here start I've graduated from High Park High school taught social studies at South Shore Road, a grant to create and lead already high school in the Garfield Park community. Open Westinghouse College prep in the Garfield Park community and became a CPS parent. My most important role I've served as the chief of schools in High Park Bronze building would line and overseeing all academic initiatives as the district's chief ed officer. Then I was given the immense responsibility and privilege to serve a CEO, which I've done for the past years. I have lived my entire life and serve this district for 22 years. I've given my alter our students, and in return I receive far more and his Twitter full heart and a grateful heart that I am announcing that I have chosen not to renew my contract, which expires at the end of June. This job has been everything I dreamt up and sometimes a little bit more than that. You were all there. But soon it will be someone else's turn to lead this district. My work from CPS in CPS is far from dying. Before I leave. We plan to roll out a framework to address the significant challenges that many of our students have faith face both academically and from a social emotional standpoint, Due to this pandemic, we're gonna move full steam ahead to make sure that are planning for the fall is in place. The goal again is to have students in school every single day in the fall, and that's exactly what we're going to do, and we're also going to launch a transformative resource for our schools. The universal curriculum also known a skyline that we have been creating and planning for for the past two years. And as I look back on what we've done, I am both proud and humbled and also a little tire. If I'm being honest, our schools have made record breaking progress that has attracted the attention.
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"Well, the 35 32 35 million, um, is going to come from HUD running so that won't come out of our federal stimulus money and it won't come out of our budget. So that's not a bad Um, but, yeah, I mean, it's funny. You mention Indian hill because we just got this report from you See, they did an analysis of what are the real numbers of how much helping were down. And instead of it being, you know, tens of thousands now, they say, maybe it's like Six or 8000 units were down and the people who did the original study like 10 years ago, said That's not accurate because there are more lower income people in the city and you're judging this based on all the greater Cincinnati and The people who did the report it you see, said there are neighborhoods that have zero, You know, low income or affordable housing. I mean, affordable housing these low income government subsidized housing, and we just need to be straight. That's what it means. L e. I mean, there are a lot of neighborhoods in greater Cincinnati like Indian Hill, Wyoming. I mean, he's a suburban areas that have zero low income housing so E. Don't tell people. You know. I was raised in Hyde Park I had I was raised in a nice house in high park. I could no longer afford to live in Hyde Park. My husband and I are government lawyers. You know, I could have gone to work in a big law firm and made a ton of money and lived in high Park. But I chose to be a government lawyer. I make less money. We have a nice often price hilt a lot cheaper, but I'm not going to go to the government and say I am a legacy resident of Hyde Park. I deserve to live as I was raised. I deserved having a place. They're exactly like I was raised and I want the government to fund it. That's what people are saying. I mean, you keep hearing this term legacy residents like people once they're raised in an area they have a right to forever live there even if they can't afford it, And I mean, I'm not demanding that I moved to a neighborhood I can afford. So I just don't understand why we have to make every single neighborhood affordable toe every single person who wants to live there. But does it make sense that what I think that you know the city core? I think that's a different matter. You go where the jobs are and everything else. Transportation is a component of this too. I understand that Betsy son, Herman, but I get what you're saying. Yeah, it's like you're not in time to live in the same neighborhood. I mean, most people. I guess the American dream is better than what your parents had, right. But I think we had a point now or even that Z pretty good to your point. You're talking about Price Hill where you live, but that's the West Side. I think I think that you know when you talk about legacy, look at the Westside. Generally you stay in the same neighborhood where you grew up. That's that's legacy for the West Side. Right, but I've lived in a lot of different neighborhoods. I lived in East Walnut Hills. I lived. I lived up in Montgomery. I've lived in Mount Look out. I mean, I don't see why it's the end of the world to move to different neighborhoods. I mean, Have made different amounts of money in my life, you know, and way make choices based on our income and what we can afford, and I mean, if we didn't live in price hell here, we would not have been able to switch our kids out of Cincinnati public schools into a private school. We could afford that because We live in a cheaper neighborhood like that's. The other thing, too is is a some point. You have to pack up and move If there's an opportunity elsewhere, I mean, literally the steps. The story of America from the calmest ogle wagons to today, right with, with kids moving away from Ohio and brain drain real issue, but that's competition. If the jobs are going elsewhere. We have to address the core issues as to why people are choosing to leave and not stay in Cincinnati or a high, which is a real thing. Look at the Census data just came out and you know, we lost another seat. Andre present ation is Ohio shrinks. You know, we've had Republicans largely running the show here. We've had some Democrats the Ted Strickland's and like, And yet we're still on that trajectory. Whether it's Cincinnati or whether it's Ohio. I think generally Southwest Ohio holds its own, but We're one part of the state on DSA. Oh, yeah, You're right. How do we address that issue? Why don't how come we can't attract jobs? Not just the Cincinnati but also the state of Ohio. That's a much, much bigger issue. Yeah, well, I mean, I know the reason most of my friends moved out of Cincinnati. It's two issues that crime and schools And I mean number one of schools. They just want to go to a place where there's a good school they don't have to worry about, you know, getting into a magnet school. Um, and then the crime. I mean, when I tried it have people come meet me for dinner or something in the city. A lot of my suburban friends say Oh, no, no, no, I don't want to go. It's too scary to go downtown. All the parking so terrible. You know, they just used to the Slower pace of life in the suburbs, and they don't want anything to do with. You know the city life right? But she's Betsy sentiment elections coming up on Tuesday, a lesser one, but still you've got three money issue. The big one issue three and, of course, the mayoral primary to as well and thanks for coming on the show and explaining this and why it's important certainly to be thoughtful and probably not supported shoot three because it would bankrupt everything. When there's a another proposal's been passed by by City Council. See how that goes, Thanks again have a great weekend. You two. Really Well, let me get a time out in and more to follow with slowly Friday morning here, 770. Nobody. Robert will ask. E wakes a three each morning by 3 30. He's in his shop, preparing the dough that will become that morning's assortment of 16 varieties of doughnuts. Good morning. The locals.
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"For having us and allowing us to represent the independent venue Owners. Absolutely, Eric. I'll start with you because people might not be familiar with the silver room. So can you tell us a little bit about the business? Sure, So the civil has been open since 1997. It's a retail store. But we also host a lot of events for the community. So everything from book signings to record release parties to discussions. But we're also very well known for annual block party. Which brings about 40,000 people to high park. How's the pandemic Been for you? Interesting. So just trying to navigate, you know all of the you know that the rules in the CDC and how people are feeling about, you know, being in close proximity to other people. It's been a very interesting here. We have to cancel our block party this year because I just don't think it's the right time to do something like that. With that many people folks trying to be you know a close proximity and you can't leave distance of that kind of even so we just decided to cancel it this year. Robert tell us about your businesses. I mean, in a given week and wondering how many shows you would normally put on and how many people would come out to the venues? Wow. So some training has to music rooms. So that alone would be called 12 shows sometimes to do an early and a late show in one room and then especially if the kitchen so I would say we do over 20 shows a week. And that's been extremely difficult trying to sustain the overhead without any shows for over a year. Now, March 14th of last year was our last show. What are some of the financial Challenges then that you would say for for local venues. In the past year. Have you been able to find ways to bring in revenue despite the covert restrictions? Well, you did happen. We have to navigate around it. There have been a few grants available. The city came out with the ground, which were recipient. But so did the state, which was more substantial Grant. Uh, we've really relied a lot on family, friends and people We don't even know way put a campaign together to try and raise money to support us and people have been an incredibly generous, so that's been extremely helpful. And it still hasn't avoided enormous, enormous debt for the past year. Um, sustaining rent mortgage is that it's just being extremely difficult time. Eric, the shuttered venue operators, grant was put in place to give federal aid to local venues. Have you applied or received any grant money? I have not because I operate a retail store. I wasn't um, possible forward, so I didn't get that. What about you, Robert? Absolutely, um, for for both venues. And Panic stricken had 11 a.m. yesterday morning. Trying to get in to a cue to apply for that grant is that Steve? It's one lifeline is the one On that can truly help us get through this relieve us of some of the dead and allow us some funds to reopen. Well, Eric, you weren't able to apply for it for this one. But were you able to apply for any other help and wondering what the lack of AIDS has meant for you? So we did get a P p p things past year and that was very helpful just to bring some employees back. We will close for about three months on just, you know, some small grants hearing there was able to kind of couple together something that can sustain us for those Still 34 months that we were closed. You're both In the Chicago Independent venue league, could you Eric Just tell us a bit about what the league has done to both lobby lawmakers and to support the members. They have been fantastic as advocacy group really putting together some, you know, policy, you know ideas of how to really Be apart other government process on you know, from everything from the cares Fund the lobbying the city the state and just keep everybody's you know, spirits up and keeping everybody informed of what's going on and what's coming out because it's been so such a fluid. Situation and changes in the law. And, you know, trying to apply for different grant. So they've been just a very critical group of folks, you know, just making sure that we are informed of what's going on. Robert want to pick up where he left off Well is the brainchild of the buttons from the hideout deserve credit for organic organizing us four years ago, and because civil existed, we were able to take the same idea and say We need to do this on a national scale. When the pandemic it it was obvious that we could not do this alone is because a local Entity. We had to blow this up into a national group and can was amazing to see how quickly that came together. And all of us who have been competing against each other for decades there suddenly Fighting together, Theo for survival. How can people pitch in with those efforts? Well, there's you could pick your favorite venue and Joni to that, or go to civil is website Civil Chicago about orig and donate to civil and keep an eye out for the venues that each one's gonna open up separately or individually that the parameters air very different for each one. And when they do, open up, do your best to support them. You know, beyond the finances the financial worries here. I wonder how This whole thing has affected each of you. You mentally and physically. How about you, Robert? You first. Oh, yeah, a lot of questions. It's you both extremes. The obvious is exhausting and tend the anxiety of not knowing. You know, Every time we saw that just be when it first started. We thought a few months we'll be back. And then another few months, we'll be back. Uh, never, ever anticipating that we'd be closed for a year. But on the flip side of that Are the remarkable comments messages support that has come from fans. People I don't even know and saying just the most incredible things, and that is equally uplifting. So, and truth has just been amazing roller coaster that I hope to never get back up. Eric Wright. You know, Eric, you hear Robert talking about the different stages that many of us went through, really? In this pandemic, that early stage where we thought, Oh, it's just gonna be for a couple of weeks. Where were you? Mentally? At that point, you know, just like everybody else. Just unsure of the time will be closed. And there would be two weeks would be two months is, you know? So I think for me that was the thing that that put me in a state of just uncertainty on working with so many artists to knowing that you know the art their heart. Their craft is what Drives us. You know our emotions and our spirit. This idea gathering together especially come out of, you know, a crazy one is into the summer, something we always look forward to and not to have. That was a little. You know, it doesn't put a damper on. I'm not so sure. But I think lot of artists. Very creative. They figure out other ways to you know, you know, to show they are either virtually or outside. So the creativity that city I think it's always something inspires me. Well, I know that. Ah, lot of people are really, really excited, including myself to to finally see some live music again at some point, But in the in the meantime, Very excited to help the venues that they love. You know, however they can. Right. So tell us, Eric, what do you have coming up, So we've put a lot of stuff online. A digital We have a podcast. We have a radio show with a good friend Wayne.
"high park" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"Yes, The Chicago Children's Choir was founded in Chicago's High Park neighborhood in direct response to the civil rights movement in 1956 and Chicago, told car has grown from one choir into a vast network of in school and after school programs impacting the lives of more than 50,000 divers use throughout its 64 year history, and Kota Lewis, who is here with US. Has been a part of program for about 10 years, right, Koda Yes, 10 years. That's an amazing time. I've loved every single year. Amazing. And how has everything been due to the cove in 19 pandemic? How has that changed for you both? Yeah, well, it's Jeff Kota. Go first. Yeah, It's definitely been hard because I'm so used to performing with everyone in person, and I love the form with my choir. But Clark has been a constant in my life for 10 years. I'm so glad that we're able to still think together and find a way to be together even if it's virtual Absolutely. And what about for you as well. For me? It has been a wonderful time to delve deeper into some offerings that we have now launched nationally, our hearts enrichment sessions, You know, despite you know, the geographical about barriers were able to doom into our singer's home, which has been really inspiring and actually, I've been able to get to know them on a more personal level. So we've actually been creating innovative programming on I've just been thrilled with the whole. I mean, despite the pandemic, of course, it has been a wonderful opportunity to deepen our connection with our singers. Right? Absolutely. And I feel like you know, as unfortunate as the Koven 19 pandemic has been and taking a toll on a lot of our everyday activities. I feel like you know you're still able to put this together which is amazing. It is virtual. So.
"high park" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Hey, come on, bears We need you. I need the bears Go and do that. I don't have much to live for in my existence man that even though the pandemic says otherwise, I want the bears to win. So Mitch Go out there and play the game of your life. Don't be jacking around right now, Man, You better not be in nobody's club being unsocial distant, like mad Dwayne Haskins. The Redskins were released him and it wasn't because of his bad play, and he was playing pretty bad. I think the way you can play I don't think they developed him. Well, but the risk it by my sand Redskins on the air. I am so offensive. My apologies to the audience. They are the Washington football team. You know, Part of my heritage is Native American. My tribe is the Choctaw tribe. And I used to say that so proudly as a youth, but The Choctaw Indians would be sellouts of The Indian nation. You know, they were ran European guy arms and they were living their lives like your opinion, so Don't know if I'm proud of him for that. But my heritage is Native American. And I was a little bit upset that the Washington football team to changing their name, but they needed to Anybody who had my high school. We used to be the high part Indians. They're not high Park Thunderbirds and you know as a youth. And why would you say as a youth until I learned I didn't know that that was Offensive to Native Americans. It should be. It should be. I mean, I wouldn't want to see the California Negroes and then they're all dressed in black face and doing the dance. I don't want to see the Cleveland Caucasians..
"high park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The Celtics taking on the Pistons in Detroit tonight, Your score at halftime. Detroit 55 Boston 40 College football playoff happening today. The Rose Bowl taking place in Arlington, Texas, this this year due to covert restrictions in California, Alabama 31 Notre Dame 14. The Crimson Tide will take on the winner of tonight's Sugar Bowl between clubs in an Ohio State and a report today from the athletic and SportsNet Canada, saying that the N H. We'll play to outdoor games in February, and the Berlin's will take on the Flyers and one of them and get this. The game will be played in Nevada at the Edgewood Tahoe resort, with the rink being placed around the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Unfortunately, no fans will be allowed to attend. It's 34 degrees in Boston at 807 Time for night side, Morgan White is in for Dan. I'm Dan Watkins WBZ Boston's news radio. It's night side with Dan Ray, ungodly BZ. Boston's news radio. One thing 21 is here. Bank. Goodness. I couldn't see 2020 and leaves fast enough. For my satisfaction. I know a lot of you feel the same way. That aside, I've got a very busy show planned for you tonight. And batting leadoff is a German. I am proud to say He is my friend. And our friendship. I mean, it goes back. So the late eighties. Where I was working at Radio station, beginning with W not be easy. And he was a guest. And the show before me. Is when he was a guest and he came into the station. With his with one of his sons. And he introduced himself to me. I Introduced myself back, and that was the beginning. Of a great friendship. I know a lot of you out there would like to say Happy New Year Happy holiday. Whatever phrase comes to mind. You've got a chance to speak directly. The former mayor. Former ambassador Mr Ray Flynn Ray Happy New Year. My dear friend. I'm so glad to hear your voice again. Morgan. I You know, I am a big fan of yours and we go way way back as you Appropriately pointed out, but, you know, I get to tell you I don't drive a car anymore. You know, I had a little bit of Problem health problems So I don't drive anymore. And I walked my wife, Cathy and I walk every place we go. And it usually is some walking from our house, at least in the good whether it was anyway, walking from my house and South Boston over the Arch Street church over the ST Anthony's church over there, not straight. Would go in there and, you know, go to Mass. And people would stop me and say Oh, I heard you on the Morgan White Show. It was terrific. You know, he does a great job. Honest to God, You can't believe the number of people that said. That have said that to me over the years and just the other day before you called me here, But doing the With you tonight. A couple of people stop me on blood whales walking down Broadway with my grandson, Brayden. And they said to me hey way when you're gonna be on Morgan White Show, you know he's on WBZ again. We want to hear you want this so and then another lady said. Lady said to me You know you used to be on the WB Z with, you know, every New Year's Eve. Right after the parade and downtown Boston and that was really a fun night. So I feel real good. You can't believe how good I feel more than being on your show tonight. So thanks for inviting me and happy New Year to you, but I have to make a correction. I am filling in for Dan Ray. This is nightside Monday through Friday from eight until midnight. Dan rate is usually here, but he's taken some time off holiday. So I do have a show. I'm back on the air. Saturday nights, nine to midnight, but this evening, it's night side and I'm telling you for Dan, right? He is an old pal of mine too Way back way, way back. I knew his family over there and Reedville when I used to play baseball and basketball over the ridge sane Ian's Dian was younger than me. But Used to play a lot of sports over redraw out here in high park was a lot of fun. Well, you know what? And I'm betting he's still his younger than you. Um, I have been doing this for so long. And it's got to be at least for five years ago. I was overnight. Friday's midnight until five here and be easy. And I came on after Dan with night side. So Dan would ask me Who do you have tonight? And I said former Boston man, Ray Flynn. Off the top of his said. He sprouted out your phone number like it was a tattoo on its former E won't say the phone number. I don't want you to get Um, negative calls. But if anybody does want to call in To speak to his owner, Ray Flynn. 617254 10, 30 or 888929, 10 30 Every time I have Mr Ambassador. I'm going back and forth between Mr Ambassador and former his honor, Mayor of Boston. It amazes me. Your people call in And they give a few scraps of information about How they know race land where they met Ray Flynn. Where it overlaps. And Ray. I'm sure this is not an exaggeration. 92 95% of the people that call in you remember? Morgan..