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A highlight from 1278. Gensler LOST AGAIN! | Judge Shreds SEC Appeal! | XRP Update
"Let's get into some XRP news today and talk about the SEC taking another black eye. These guys are taking round after round from the judge, and it's going to be an interesting one for sure. You don't want to miss this show. All right, my name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Let's get into it. A couple of topics that we'll break down from the judge, but also the kind of impact this could have for the overall crypto markets, even the Coinbase case. We'll give you guys kind of a rundown. One thing I do want to do is thank our sponsor, and that's iTrust Capital. If you guys are looking at going into long -term investing into crypto IRAs, this is one of the vehicles you can use, and it's very simple to do it. Easy to start up, there's no monthly fees, and all you have to do is you can do your own self -directed trading. So if you want to get into XRP or others, you can do that right here within the iTrust Capital IRA. Very easy to join, and you'd be joining 200 another ,000 accounts that have already created IRAs there with iTrust. So check the link down below. You get a $100 funding reward if you decide to do something there. Helps our channel out. Appreciate that. All right, so let's get into a couple things here. I want to go over to the PDF here. This is the judge response, and there's a few points. I'm going to kind of zoom in on this a little bit for you guys. There's a few spots in here. There's going to be a lot of scrolling, but the point is we're going to get to a couple of points here. I want to go down here to page five. All right, so let's get into this. First, SEC has not presented a pure question of law. This is one of the things that the judge has already pretty much put in in the judgment on the first ruling, and of course, kind of them just saying, hey, this is, you're still in the same position here. In fact, the court specifically rejected defendants' essential ingredients, the legal test, and applied the SEC's legal standards. So this was where the SEC was essentially trying to create their own rules. Judge says, nope, not going to work here. Further into the document, the SEC seeks to appeal question C, and issuers offers and sales of crypto assets and trading platforms create a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others. But the court did not hold that offers and sales on a digital asset exchange can create a reasonable expectation of profits based on the efforts of others. So I think that is pretty much the same kind of scenario that's playing out in the Coinbase trial that we will most likely, I think we're going to see a win there as well. Ripple's programmatic sales were blind, bid -asked transactions, same as almost every crypto transaction out there. Ripple's programmatic sales represented less than 1 % of the global XRP trading volume, did not make any promises or offers, and the SEC failed to provide evidence. The SEC failed to provide evidence, and she just keeps on, failed to provide evidence over and over on all of this. So really kind of hitting home on the SEC, just not holding up their end of being able to even prove that XRP or other digital assets are securities. Further in this document, it says the SEC failed to provide evidence and the development of use cases for the XRP ledger, which constitutes a tangible and definable consideration to Ripple. That's important. Court also rejected the SEC's argument that XRP provided Ripple employees as compensation and bonuses satisfies the Howie's first prong. So getting into a lot more detail here, and I think this is going to flow into the rest of the civil cases that are still out there against Garlinghouse and Larson. All right, so court rejects the SEC's remaining argument that the courts have accordingly found section five violations where unregistered crypto asset transactions occur not between the issuer and the investor, but through intermediaries, including on trading platforms, keyword on trading platforms. That is Coinbase in a nutshell. And I think that's the scenario. Digital assets I think are getting ready to fall outside of the guise of the SEC. Court rejects the argument that there is a substantial ground for difference of opinion, meaning it doesn't matter what you think the court has a rule of law to go by and we're going to affect it. And, uh, the SEC is not creating their own law, which is the other scenario. Okay, so further in the court, uh, in the document, the court cannot draw any conclusions about library's core reasoning, uh, to an issue because it was never litigated. Therefore the SEC fails to point to any digital asset cases which conflict with the court's holding as to the other distributions. If you don't know about what happened in the library case, this was a really a milestone event for the SEC, but now the court is pretty much saying, man, not really. Listen into this clip right here. After the blockchain was launched and we didn't do an ICO and this was during the ICO boom and then we said we were trying to be a conservative company and eventually the SEC sued us and they declined to actually bring the trial until shortly before the statute of limitations was going to hit on our, on our first buying time. Yeah. We came in and we did a whole presentation and they just used that stuff against us. Never answered a single one of our questions. We've said we'll destroy the entire company. We'll give you our entire pre -mon. You can have every dollar in our bank accounts, right? But what we want is the status that Bitcoin has, right? If I have to blow everything up, if that's what's somehow the difference here. Okay, fine. Just tell me that that's what I have to do. They won't tell you that. They'll say you're, I mean, seriously, it's so it like gives me an energy. That's crazy. I mean, that would be in the founder of library talking about how much pressure and just gravitas that the sec is wielding out there on small companies. And that's the problem of overreach that we talk about all the time. All right, so let's go back to, actually there's another clip I want to play for you. This is John Deaton. Listen to this one. The judge agreed with me, promised me, assured me that he was going to make sure that the world knew that his decision did not apply to secondary market transactions. And that was a very important point because judge Torres in the ripple case cites that hearing Jeremy Kaufman and library spend between one and $4 million and they spend another couple million dollars in legal fees. The sec spends ungodly amount of hours taxpayer money. And when it's all said and done, the government protected us by getting $111 ,000 in legal fees. From library. Well, we've successfully destroyed them financially. We did what we told Jeremy Kaufman we were going to do when he argued with us and we said, we will bankrupt you pal. What happened is the library is appealing the decision by the judge granting summary judgment to the sec. I think that they have been emboldened, if you will, because of the grayscale ruling by the ripple decision by maybe even the Uniswap decision by judge failure and hopefully a really good decision that comes down in the Coinbase motion to, to dismiss. Remember people, there's not a case in 80 years that supports taking an asset that may have been an investment contract in the beginning and then calling it an investment contract. The underlying asset forever. None. Yeah. So Deaton pretty, pretty benefit. I'm pretty passionate about that. And I think he does kind of hit that point home is that the sec kind of plays unfairly, not surprising and to anyone out there. But the good thing is, is now the courts are starting to rule against them. And this seems like they are finally in a position where they're taking the bully to class here further in the conclusion denied at the sec's request for a stay is also denied. So this court basically just lashed everything down. This is an interesting statement at the end prior to the final pretrial conference council for both parties along with parties themselves shall meet in person for at least one hour to discuss the settlement of the match. So they are really meaning the court is really pushing to get this done. This of course is Annalisa Torres, judge Annalisa Torres, which I think is the one that has pretty much outlined that the sec has no case here for digital asset control and most likely is going to fall under, under outside the graces of the court when it comes to the, to the Coinbase, uh, case as well. All right. Just a couple of tweets here. Uh, corrupt sec got an effort fail on their appeal. Judge Torres wrote the fail 10 times. Uh, here's Stuart Alderati, of course, the ripple attorney courts, um, July 13 ruling was and remains law of the land XRP is not a security. Jeremy Hogan comes in and says, Hey, okay, look here. A couple of things here that I want to note. Uh, and that is really this statement right here. This is a disaster for the agency. I'm going to mark that just it's there. This is a disaster for the agency, but I think this is, this is a good thing for crypto in general and digital assets. But more importantly, I think for digital asset technology and how all of this is moving forward, keeping government overreach out of industry and innovation is important because as you know, Deaton kind of mentioned, they went through all that, you know, millions and millions and millions of taxpayers money for $111 ,000 for a library case, which is probably going to get overturned out. So not a good one. Here was Scott, Scott Chamberlain, uh, further talking about the XRP case and he kind of hits something here. So there's a lot in change. SCC failed to prove its case. Now it has to push not something nice uphill with a pointy stick if it wants to win. So they have a huge boulder in front of them to get this done in being able to win. I think the SCC has lost this and I think it's going to start either looking very bad for Gensler or the SCC is going to start to pivot their position. Now you look at it politically, that could be the case because we're starting to see some things in DC that could also kind of tie into this. I want to go over to this last clip, which is Deaton talking about this a little bit further into what this might mean. Listen in. She said some XRP holders, no doubt bought XRP for speculative reasons and they may have relied on the efforts of Ripple, but the SCC didn't prove that. Programmatic sales of XRP on exchanges are not securities. XRP itself is not a security. And what she did in this decision was solidify it. And I'm telling you it's untouchable. It cannot be touched. She even said, look, I never said that it's impossible for some crypto token to still be a security when it's bought on an exchange. I've just said that XRP in this case with these facts are not period. She even made it more clear that as of right now on this day, excluding Bitcoin, XRP is the only one clearly, with legal clarity. I'm really hoping that judge failure comes through on the Coinbase decision because I think that will be when Gensler is forced to pivot. And that's when Elizabeth Warren has to accept that her anti crypto army is a bunch of old people about to die. All right, there you go. Anti crypto army dead. Uh, and I think back to my point is that I think that Gensler is going to pivot. He has to, this is starting to impede political positioning. It's also impeding the benefits of what the SCC is going to try to do in really the work they should be doing, which is real securities law. And that is the challenge because right now it's just overreached. This is just power grabs. You look at what Graywall was saying here. Of course, this is the Coinbase attorney. SCC just filed its opposition motion to dismiss their case. This is the opposition to the motion for Coinbase trying to get this dismissed. This is going to take on a light of its own. If you look back down here at the end, it says, we look forward to filing our reply in October 24th. So as always, we appreciate court's consideration. So this is probably going to move into November, but the key here is the SCC continues to lose and they're losing in very, very grandiose ways. And this is not good for anything from a governmental overreach standpoint. I think it's even worse for the political position of the SCC. And this also starts to change things dramatically, I think in digital assets as a whole. Most likely Coinbase is going to come out of this. Coinbase is going to look really good pretty soon. So, all right guys, we're going to get into that more. We're going to be covering more of this. Obviously we had the speaker house change up this week. There's a big implication there on crypto and digital assets as a whole. We'll cover that. Make sure and stick around on the channel. If you're not subscribed, make sure and subscribe right now. 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A highlight from S13 E17: Entrepreneur's Insight on Social Media Future
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Maylone. In this episode, don't have regulars, because reasons, unfortunately. As a rogue -ass, he's from Pennsylvania in the United States of America, and he is an entrepreneur, CEO, and growth strategist of Grow House. Interesting. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Drew Donaldson. Thanks so much for having me today. I really appreciate the opportunity. Welcome. So, how's life? Life's good. Can't complain. You know, it's one of those things that you always look at your life in the moment, and it always seems far more stressful than it really is, and then you look at your life a year ago, and you're like, oh, it's so much better today than it was then. So, I always try to keep that perspective of, like, you know, moment, in the things can be stressful. In the moment, there's things that are, yeah, that's not great, but, you know, in the long term, the trend line is up. Nice, nice. And have you been up too much recently? Yeah, I mean, we've been, with Grow House has been my kind of bread -and -butter business for the past three years, and we're finally getting to the point where it's time to grow beyond me. I really was, you know, kind of the jack -of -all -trades in the business for a long time. I was selling. I was meeting with clients. I was writing copy. I was building websites. I was doing a little bit of everything, and over the years, I've kind of peeled that banana and stopped doing a lot of that stuff and started finding people, and we just hired today, or yesterday, actually, our first sales rep. And so that was a big change because that now unlocks a level of scale that we really haven't had before. Nice, nice. So what is Grow House exactly? So the best way to describe it is that we're a strategy -centric marketing firm, and so we help clients in a variety of ways. We have a marketing club for new entrepreneurs that really need help marketing, but can't afford a fancy agency that's going to charge them, you know, 15 grand a month. We have one -on -one consulting that I do personally with clients that are trying to scale their six -figure business to seven figures, and then we have agency services that work with niche clients with specific problems that we're particularly good at solving. So we're not really the Walmart approach to marketing where it's like you walk in the door and you just pull a bunch of marketing tactics off the shelf. We're really more of the kind of people that, like a personal trainer for your marketing, is the way we used to kind of describe ourselves in our own materials. It's like, you know, we're gonna look at what your business composition looks like, you know, just like a personal trainer would look like, what your body composition looks like, and pick the best marketing solutions for your particular situation.
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A highlight from BIG RIPPLE XRP NEWS! JUDGE DENIES SEC GARY GENSLER APPEAL! RIPPLE SINGAPORE LICENSE, SEC VS COINBASE & BINANCE
"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. Please also hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms. Well, folks, as you can probably tell by my voice, I am sick. I'm under the weather. I think I picked up something at the ripple proper party, but it was certainly worth it. The ripple proper party was incredible. It was amazing to meet many of you in person and to chat with you all and then get to know you a bit better. Thank you all for your support. It was just an awesome experience. Well, folks, let's jump into the news. The SEC's motion to appeal the loss in the ripple case has been denied. Judge Torres once again denying the SEC and scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. Gary Gensler's lies, failed talking points and bullshit are not, of course, going to be holed up in court so he can continue going on TV and telling lies. But it's not going to happen with the judiciary branch. This is great, folks. We are seeing a government agency that is run by a corrupt bureaucrat being put in their place. They've obviously fallen far from their core mission of protecting investors. They become political and they are trying to go beyond above and beyond what powers have been given to them. Their goal is to protect investors, but they're doing all kinds of nonsense. We know Gary Gensler is a puppet on strings trying to protect the trad fi banking incumbents who are being disrupted by cryptocurrency and blocking companies. So this is amazing. Let me give you some details. So district judge Annalisa Torres said in that brief ruling Tuesday that the SEC had failed to meet its burden under the law to show that there were controlling questions of law or that there are substantial grounds for differences of opinion. So Gary is getting shut down. You know, there's obviously going to be a trial next year, but we'll see. There could be some sort of settlement here wrapping this up because I don't think the SEC can continue to take losses like this. Here's what Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse had to say on the matter. The SEC's request to file an interlocutory appeal is denied. I am not a lawyer, but it seems the court just told the SEC, you asked me to apply the Howey test. I did. And like it or not, you lost. Exactly. Stuart Alderadi, chief legal officer at Ripple said the court's July 13 ruling was and remains the law of the land. XRP is not a security. Here's what John Deaton's crypto law highlighted. In footnote six of her ruling today, Judge Torres raped the SEC for shifting the inconsistent arguments as to its legal theory about other distributions. This is in line with Judge Netburn's earlier admonition on the SEC's lack of faithful allegiance to the law. So you have a government agency that doesn't even respect the law folks. They use our tax money to do their jobs, right? That's how they're funded primarily. And they don't even It's unbelievable. This is why we need a total revamp. And if you've seen my interview with Congressman Warren Davidson just a few days ago, he has a bill called the SEC restructuring act or whatever it may be, where it would eliminate that chair role and add another commissioner to bring more balance. And I think we need something like that because clearly, I mean, whether you're a Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter if you just look at this reasonably, you see something is wrong here. There's this agencies rotten at its core. Here's what attorney Jeremy Hogan had to say. The SEC's motion for interlocutory appeal denied, which means the case either goes to trial in April or goes away. And this order allowed the judge to explain parts of her ruling even better, making the appeal that much harder for the SEC to win disaster for the agency. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been a user of uphold since 2018. So I can vouch for this platform. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals on here as well as 37 Fiat currencies. And you can very easily switch between the Fiat precious metals and cryptocurrencies. So that's a very unique feature to this platform. If you'd like to learn more about uphold, please visit the link in the description. Now, attorney Fred Rispoli also weighed in on this, and I've had him on the podcast many times. He said XRP community, the big win was on July 13th, of course, but this is a but this is also pretty sweet options for the SEC are dwindling at a rapid pace. This opinion to me oozed with contempt from Judge Torres for the SEC for wasting her time and in a disrespectful way. I still maintain it all went south for the SEC the day it took such widely hypocritical positions in the Hinman email saga. What an epic fail decision for show me the De Niro to narrow the TLDR of this order to me is the footnote six that first sentence the court further notes that in its summary judgment briefing, the SEC presented shifting and inconsistent arguments as to its legal theory about other distributions. This statement was completely unnecessary for Judge Torres to make and only exists to jab at the SEC out of character for Judge Torres but fully necessary. The SEC may seek an emergency writ to the Second Circuit, but that will be denied. It would waste time and money. So I cannot put that at a zero percent probability. The order's many references to facts yet to be decided was saturated with implications by Judge Torres and that any and all arguments by the SEC will be greeted from a starting point of being non -credible. Wow folks, these judges are taking the SEC out to the woodshed and it's Sarah Netburn going back to saying the SEC has no faithful allegiance to the law. Even recently in full of it. Like what are you trying to tell us what is the security and what's not? Obviously they can and they greenlighted Coinbase to go public. So I think these judges are seeing this is nonsense. What are we doing here? Right? The SEC is not abiding by the law. Now Neil Hartner of Ripple highlighted the following. He said, by my count, the SEC got an F on their interlocutory 10 times in her 14 page ruling.
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A highlight from Bitcoin Breaks $28,000! - Bad News for October 4, 2023
"Are there signs of life in the crypto market? Is the bear thinking about going into hibernation so the bull can run once again? Or is this upturn just another head fake? We'll take a look at the latest news in the Bitcoin and blockchain world to make sense of it all, and we're going to do it while dealing with the fact that there are less than 7 weeks of shopping days until Christmas. May this coming season find us saying, instead of, oh no, no, no. On our bad news, episode number 698 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Are you crypto curious? Are you crypto serious? Or somewhere crypto in between us? It doesn't matter. You're in the right place because you are in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia with Sir Lord Joel and Sir Lord Travis. Your guides, your what are what are some of the things we call ourselves? I just went blank. Metaverse morons, web meanies, blockchain blockheads, that's it. I think the best way if we were in Australia would be, hey, we're the crypto cunts. Oh, my God. If we were in Australia, but we're not in Australia, so we're not going to say that. That's like, you know, in America, that is in America, that is such a strong word, right? People that is like one of the most disgusting things you can call somebody in Australia. If go you to Australia, that's like their favorite word. Yeah, they're all that. I love it when they go, yeah, good cunt. Wow, thanks. I don't know. Take that, brother. This episode marked with explicit rating courtesy of Sir Lord Travis, right? Man. So we have news for you guys. And I think it's time for us to get into it. Insert transition music here. All right, looking at CoinGecko .com here, checking out. In the last seven days, Bitcoin's been up about 5%. Yeah, we went about to $28 ,400. I'm not sure what set it off. The current crypto market cap here, time stamping on the 3rd of October, 1218 PM EST is $1 .12 trillion. Bitcoin currently pulling back a little bit. The last 24 hours, about 2 .5 % to $27 ,386. Ethereum also popped up to like $1 ,750 and then took a sudden dive back to $1 ,650. BNB, $2 .13, XRP, $0 .51, Solana, $24, Cardano, $0 .26, and Dogecoin rounding out the top 10, $0 .06. By the way, you may have noticed I've quit saying stable coins that are in the top 10. I think three of them are stable coins or staked Ether. What's the point? Because you know what the price of those is going to be. So let's just talk about it. You just kind of ignore those and you get a couple of other ones. Polygon had a pretty decent week, but Solana had a really big week as well. So there's a couple of things that's popped up on those that we will get to as well. Was there some big winners? There's some big winners. Solana was probably one of the biggest winners. Bitcoin SV was a big winner. Thor Chain Gala also had a pretty big week. Roll Bitcoin that I've never even heard was the big winner this week with about 37 % up. Not a lot of big losers this week though, Joel. Nope. Just some people that I know. Yeah, but we're not going to shout them out. We're not going to say their names, but one name we will say is John McAfee. And this news on protos .com says that the crypto legend John McAfee's suicide has been confirmed by Spanish courts. So there you go. You can trust them, guys. They're saying that it was a suicide, even though that he said he would never be suicidal. And even though Janice has said that he was not suicidal, they're saying that he was suicidal. He literally said, no, that if I hang myself a la Epstein, it will be of no fault of mine. Literally said it. He literally said that on October 15th, 2020, on June 2021, he was found dead. And why is it, Joel, though it's October 2023. Why did it take them, you know, 28 months for them to declare this like that? And why is why does Janice never got the body or whatever? There's a lot of weird stuff going on with that. I'm not so much of a conspiracy theorist around this one because there's not really much of a theory. It's they offed him. He had shit he was going to say and they offed him and they call it suicide because that's what they do. Because that's what they do. They suicide you. So moving on, the Daily Hobble says that more more than eight hundred ninety two million dollars were lost in exploits involving Oracle networks. What's the story all about, Trev? So, you know, oracles are connecting blockchains with external data and then it allows the smart contracts to execute certain tasks and defy. It uses oracles to really grab the prices of those particular cryptos.
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A highlight from The Sam Bankman-Fried Trial Begins - Everything You Need to Know
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me and LW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on guys? It is Tuesday, October 3rd. The SBF trial has begun. This is all the background that you need to know. Of course, before we get into all of that. If you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on The Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello Breakers. As you can imagine, this is a fairly weird time for me. A year ago at this time, I was deep in the midst of planning FTX's second Super Bowl ad. And yet a month later, I had resigned, the company had declared bankruptcy, and the world had discovered a rotten core of fraud around Sam and his closest consigliaries. Now, I did a very long episode about the experience of the week of the collapse from the inside last November 14th. It was called Sam Bankman Fraud to give you a sense of how I felt about it. Since then, I've been covering the FTX bankruptcy and Sam's legal battles as I would any other crypto story. In other words, just part of the necessary cleanup of the last cycle, but ultimately something that is hopefully for the past and not for the future. When it comes to the trial, I've spent a long time deciding about how to approach it. The reality is, for the next five or six weeks or however long this takes, this is going to drown out a lot of other things that are happening in the space. I have to imagine that most products will choose not to launch during this time for fear of being outshined because everyone is just laser focused on this. The question then of course is how much time to give it. Is there a risk of over focusing on it? You bet. It's going to have lots of drama. But does it need to be covered? I think that the answer is also ultimately yes. This is something that has to get concluded for the industry to fully move on. It is in many ways an exorcism that just has to be done. And on top of that, I think that this trial and everything that surrounds it will have some impact in shaping how much the external world sees the crypto space as itself inherently fraudulent versus Sam as specifically fraudulent. So how is the breakdown going to cover this? Well, I talked to a lot of you listeners and the general request mirrored my own thoughts, which is to every few days do an update, sometimes with a guest discussion. This won't be then an everyday thing. At least there won't be some big feature every day. But you will get all the salient details as they come up. And with that in mind, I thought it would be valuable to try to create a bit of a definitive primer, something that if you haven't been paying attention at all, if you were barely watching last year, you could pick up and listen to and feel pretty well prepared to get into what you're going to see over the coming weeks. What that means is that today we're going to go over the charges, the rough timeline of events, the key witnesses, what we expect from the defense, the latest procedural news and info from the bankruptcy and the trial schedule. I don't think we'll have time to get into people's very strong feelings about Michael Lewis's book that just came out, but I imagine that that will be on the docket for later this week as well. However, where we begin is with the charges of which Sam faces seven. Those include two charges of wire fraud, two charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, as well as charges of securities fraud, commodities fraud and money laundering. More generally, Sam is accused of fraudulently dealing with customer funds in a multitude of ways. The most damning allegation, and the one prosecutors will likely focus on establishing, is that Sam knowingly diverted customer funds to FTX -affiliated hedge fund Alameda Research. Alameda, of course, served as the primary market maker on FTX. Now, FTX is widely understood not to have been able to obtain bank accounts, and so in many cases used accounts held by Alameda Research to receive funds from customers. The thing that prosecutors will seek to demonstrate is that Alameda not only held customer funds, but that it racked up billions of dollars in debt to FTX, which it could not repay. Evidence has been put forward that Alameda did not have the same risk controls as other entities when it traded on FTX, and that the lack of limits allowed Alameda to continue to operate while carrying a large negative cash balance. To put a fine point on it, the prosecution will allege that this large negative cash balance represented improperly using customer funds to trade and lose on the exchange. Now of course, Alameda had a significant balance sheet of assets held against this negative cash balance, but these assets were crypto tokens largely created by Sam and FTX. They were far too illiquid to realize it anywhere close to their full book value. The SEC summarized the allegations in their separate lawsuit by stating that Sam, Put more simply by Bloomberg's Matt Levine in an article published yesterday, It was pretty much entirely because Alameda had lost it. Now the key to proving these allegations will be establishing that Sam was aware of this financial artifice being run using Alameda. Fraud isn't fraud if it was caused by a mistake or an oversight. Prosecutors will need to show that Sam was either aware of the fraud or willfully blind to it. As the judge put it during a hearing last week, Now let's move on to the timeline of events. Much of the DOJ's case will center around the fateful final weeks as the FTX empire came crashing down. The beginning of the end came on November 2nd when Coindesk's Ian Allison published an expose on the Alameda balance sheet. There had been some rumors of trouble at Alameda prior to that, but with a partial copy of the balance sheet, this piece of reporting blew the lid off the situation. TLDR, what the balance sheet showed was that a huge portion of Alameda's holdings, the were pretty illiquid tokens and in particular, the native exchange token of FTX, FTT. Now in terms of a huge portion of their assets being in FTT, there were also a bunch of other Sam coins from DeFi projects that barely got off the ground, which in some cases had Alameda representing up to 95 % of the overall token supply. According to the Financial Times, just $900 million in assets on this balance sheet could be easily sold. The next major event was the very public sparring between Binance CEO CZ and Sam. Binance had been an early investor in FTX, but at that time had been bought out of their stake for $2 .1 billion. That repurchase, a theoretically pretty good return on an $80 million investment, had been paid out in a mix of stablecoins and FTT tokens. On the Sunday following the Coindesk article, CZ tweeted that quote, Due to recent revelations that have come to light, we have decided to liquidate any remaining FTT on our books. He said the firm would attempt to do so in a way that quote, minimizes market impact over the next few months. But of course, when you have CZ, the single biggest player in the industry, saying dump FTT and run for the hills, guess what happened next? Within the hour, Carolyn Ellison absolutely pissed gasoline all over the situation. She had taken over as sole Alameda CEO just a couple months prior and tweeted to CZ quote, If you're looking to minimize the market impact of your FTT sales, Alameda will happily buy it all from you today at $22. The market immediately plunged, with FTT's price being very visibly defended against Throughout the week before, FTT had traded around $25 and a market cap of $3 billion. By Tuesday night, with Alameda's traders and balance sheet exhausted, the token settled at $5 and FTX closed withdrawals. Now like I said, I gave my account of being on the inside. And while Tuesday when FTX closed withdrawals was clearly a final moment in the coffin for many of us inside, for me when it was clear that something very nefarious had gone on was on Monday, when I started getting hit up by other friends outside of FTX in the industry who were asking if I had heard anything about an FTX emergency fundraising round. Now of course, as an exchange that was supposed to be fully backed and given Sam's recent statements to the team that we had around $2 billion in cash and liquid assets thanks to trading revenue as well as recent fundraising, the only way in the world that we would need an emergency fundraising round was if Sam had been using FTX customer funds for purposes other than sitting on FTX's books waiting for those customers to reclaim those funds. Anyway, in the middle of that week after withdrawals were closed, there was also a weird sham sale announced to Binance, which they very quickly backed out of. And by Friday, with most FTX staffers having already fled the Bahamas, Sam finally capitulated to bankruptcy. Now to this day, Sam claims that he was forced by external lawyers to place the FTX empire into bankruptcy and appears to continue to be holding onto the idea that the exchange could have raised an emergency fundraising round to make customers whole. For most people, that might be where the event ended, but not so much for Sam. What followed was a bizarre string of press interviews, an incredibly disjointed Twitter thread, and basically an odd media tour that attempted to paint Sam as a wayward and naive CEO in over his head rather than a perpetrator of criminal fraud. This tour was capped off by a live broadcast interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times on November 30th. During that sprawling interview, Sam claimed that he, quote, didn't ever try to commit fraud on anyone. Authorities disagreed, and on December 12th, Sam was arrested in the Bahamas at the request of the US government. Although initially defiant, Sam ultimately agreed to be extradited to face charges and was released on bail. Once again, for any normal person, that might be the end of the story until we get to trial, but not for Sam. Although he was confined to his parents' house in California, Sam managed to continuously test the boundaries of his bail conditions. February, Sam was hauled before the judge on allegations that he had used encrypted messaging apps to contact the General Counsel of FTX US as well as using a VPN, which Sam claimed was just to watch NFL games. To the former General Counsel of FTX US, Sam had reached out to see if it was possible to, quote, have a constructive relationship, use each other as resources when possible, or at least vet things with each other. The DOJ characterized this communication as an attempt to taint a potential witness. At that point, the judge decided not to revoke Sam's bail, but instead expressly forbid Sam from using encrypted messaging apps and VPNs. And yet, in July, Sam stepped over the line once again by leaking the private journal of Carolyn Ellison to the New York Times. The judge agreed that providing this material to journalists was, at best, an attempt to embarrass Ellison, if not a brazen attempt to intimidate her and discredit her in the public eye. During the course of that hearing, it was uncovered that Sam had held more than 1 ,000 phone calls with journalists, including over 100 with the New York Times reporter who published the story. And thus, by early August, Sam had his bail revoked and was locked up at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center to await his trial. Since then, it's basically just been a never -ending set of appeals to try to get Sam out of jail, but alas, jail is where he remains. Next up, let's talk witnesses. What became clear quite fast was that there was a cohort of around four people, including Sam, that seemed to know about the extra special privileges that Alameda enjoyed and the fact that for all intents and purposes, customer funds on FTX were just used as a slush fund for their hedge fund traders. And it turns out that while Sam was still in the air being extradited from the Bahamas, multiple FTX executives were revealed to be collaborating witnesses. Of those, Carolyn Ellison is the one likely to get the most attention. As well as being the CEO of Alameda, Ellison was also Sam's former girlfriend. The couple split prior to the collapse of FTX and there will no doubt be extensive cross -examination which questions Ellison's motives in giving evidence against Sam. Although Ellison was only at the helm of Alameda for a little over two months, recent reporting describes her as essentially in charge of the trading firm for much longer, at least as much as anyone could be in charge of the firm relative to Sam himself. Nominally, Ellison and Sam Trabuco, another Sam in this story, had been appointed co -CEOs of the firm in October of 2021 when SPF stepped away from the role. However, Trabuco had recently been described as almost entirely checked out at that point, leaving Ellison in charge of day -to -day operations. Ellison is expected to give evidence regarding the inner workings of FTX and has acknowledged that she knew about the hole in Alameda's balance sheet prior to the collapse of the exchange. Nishad Singh and Gary Wang are the other two executives known to be cooperating with prosecutors. Singh acted as engineering director while Wang was the exchange's CTO and co -founder. These two basically built all of FTX from the ground up, so anything going on with the codebase is basically going to be mostly just their work. Nishad is expected to give a first -hand account of how the Alameda backdoor was enabled in the code. Nishad was reportedly extremely distressed and wracked with guilt during the final weeks at FTX and was confrontational with Sam during that time. Gary was one of the last employees left in the Bahamas as the exchange collapsed and famously coded almost the entire platform by himself. Some have speculated about how he will be as a witness given that he is notoriously quiet. Now, each of these three key witnesses have already pleaded guilty to criminal fraud charges and have agreed to testify in exchange for a lighter sentence. Prosecutors will need to demonstrate that each one is presenting an honest account of events rather than merely throwing Sam under the bus to save themselves. There are also complicated personal relationships between each of these executives and Sam, which could be used by the defense. All three cohabitated with Sam in a Bahamas penthouse and were some of Sam's closest friends as well as employees. To give an indication of how hostile cross -examination could become, last week a DOJ motion to prevent the defense from asking questions about recreational drug use was denied. The defense will need to provide notice to the court before asking witnesses about their drug use, but the subject was not ruled to be out of bounds. Another FTX executive who has pleaded guilty to criminal charges is Ryan Salem, who served as CEO of FTX Digital Markets. FTX Digital Markets was the operating company for the Bahamas. Now, Salem was particularly involved in the political campaign side of things for Sam and was charged with violations of campaign financing law in relation to making straw donations to politicians on Sam's direction as well as operating an unlicensed money -transmitting business. Unlike the other three, Salem is not cooperating with prosecutors as part of his plea deal, but could be called to testify as a non -cooperating witness. Alameda co -CEO Sam Trabuco has not been heard from since he stepped away from the company last August. He has not been disclosed as a witness and has not been charged at this stage. The DOJ has also flagged that they have at least two additional witnesses set to testify under a grant of immunity but have not publicly identified them at this stage. By and large, speculation about who those witnesses might be include not only Trabuco who we just mentioned, but Daniel Friedberg who served as FTX's chief compliance officer and who had formerly been implicated in a major online poker scandal, and Constance Wang who was FTX's COO and was described as Sam's right hand during fundraising efforts. Now in addition to FTX executives, the DOJ will also call multiple customers and investors to give brief testimony. Prosecutors have flagged that they will call upon retail customers who traded tens of thousands of dollars on the platform, as well as institutional clients who traded millions of dollars. The high range could imply notable industry figures will make an appearance on the witness stand. Several high profile market makers are listed as top creditors of FTX and are no doubt none too happy about their funds being locked up in the bankruptcy process. Both customers and investors are intended to present their understanding of the FTX terms of service and representations made about the use of customer funds, which could be crucial in refuting possible defenses. Which indeed brings us to that section of this primer, what are the defense strategies that Sam might try to employ? SPF's legal team have flagged a few potential arguments. In a filing on Monday, they sought clarification on a few issues they may wish to present. The filing asked whether the defense could argue that FTX International was not regulated in the US and therefore did not have to follow applicable rules. They also asked whether Sam could discuss the likelihood that creditors could see massive returns from the bankruptcy process. Still, the primary defense expected from SPF relates to instructions from legal counsel. In August, SPF's team flagged a plan to argue that he relied on advice from both in -house attorneys as well as lawyers from Fenwick and West in basically all elements of FTX's operation. Sam sought to introduce advice from lawyers on topics ranging from his use of self -deleting messages, unconventional banking relationships, and intercompany financial arrangements. The DOJ objected to this defense, claiming that not enough detail had been provided, but the judge reserved their decision on this point until later in the trial. The judge said that they would make rulings on individual advice of counsel arguments on a case -by -case basis as they come up. Outside of what indications we've gotten from Sam's team, the industry and the wider world at large have had no problem speculating about how he might defend himself as well. Bloomberg's Matt Levine paraphrased his view of a likely defense as The crypto market crashed, there was a run on the bank, and the run on the bank is what evaporated the customer's money. It was an accident, perhaps a careless accident but not theft. Certainly, in media commentary, SPF has been focused on the bank run, rather than the hole in Alameda's balance sheet as the cause of FTX's collapse. Now, of course, there are some obvious issues with that defense, particularly if witnesses establish that Alameda had effectively commandeered customer funds in contravention of the exchange's terms of service. Another plank of Sam's defense will likely be to rely on prosecutors being unable to In a New Yorker article published last month, the journalist wrote, Going back to his article, Matt Levine again sketched out a plausible way that Sam could brush off an $8 billion balance sheet hole as a careless oversight rather than willful fraud. He suggested Sam could claim he thought FTX had so much money that $8 billion was a rounding error. From Levine's back of the napkin math, at its height, FTX had somewhere approaching $100 billion in crypto assets on its books. Finally, it's also expected that Sam will seek to blame Caroline for mismanaging Alameda. The publication of excerpts from Caroline's journal was an attempt to paint her as a naive child way out of her depths, and some of Sam's leaked writings also showed a belief that Alameda had failed to hedge correctly, as if that was the main issue here. Now, one thing that's important to note is that when considering defenses, SPF does not need to prove his innocence. He only needs to introduce a shred of doubt in the minds of the jury. To convict, the 12 jurors must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Sam is guilty and reach a unanimous decision. Prosecutors often fail to get their cases over the line due to being unable to entirely convince each juror of the defendant's guilt. This can be even more of a difficulty when the case involves complicated financial crime which can be difficult to fully understand. And yet, many commentators are convinced that the case is damning. Daniel C. Silva, a former prosecutor who participated in the BitConnect case, said, Now, in terms of the latest from the bankruptcy, as the trial gets underway, the FTX bankruptcy process is entering its 10th month and has had no shortage of intrigue. The current focus has been on pursuing clawbacks from people and organizations that had been, in the estimation of the bankruptcy estate, unjustly enriched by FTX. On the very top of that list are Sam's parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried. Two weeks ago, the estate sued Bankman and Fried, claiming that they had received over $26 million in gifts from FTX, including a luxury property in the Bahamas. The lawsuit alleges that Bankman was intimately involved in the operations at FTX and used his position to enrich himself. You may have seen the now -famous email where he tried to raise his salary to a million dollars by threatening to involve Sam's mother. Now, speaking of Sam's mother, Barbara Fried is alleged to have directed political donation efforts at FTX. This instructing included Sam on how to structure donations to avoid donation limits. She is also alleged to have knowledge of loans made to FTX executives, which were then used to fund election campaigns. All in all, the lawsuit alleged that the pair, quote, Now, for their part, Sam's parents immediately hit back at the lawsuit through lawyers saying, A last note on the bankruptcy, while current FTX CEO John J. Wray has no doubt been cooperating with prosecutors in providing internal documents, he is not currently expected to testify as a witness. Now, in terms of the latest trial procedural stuff and timeline, today was technically the first day of the trial with jury selection the goal. Both sides have alleged the other is attempting to bias the jury pool. The DOJ claimed that Sam's questions for the jury about effective altruism, political donations and ADHD are intended to paint him in a sympathetic light. In particular, prosecutors are concerned that asking about charitable and political donations could improperly introduce the idea that Sam's actions were justified outside of evidence. The defense, meanwhile, have complained that the DOJ are treating Sam's fraud as an established fact in their jury questioning by omitting the word allegedly. They also claim a question about being stopped or questioned by the police is intended to racially filter the jury in a manner irrelevant to the case. Last week, as I intimated before, SPF placed a last minute appeal to be released from jail for the duration of the trial. Sam's team claimed that his incarceration would be an unreasonable barrier to adequately preparing for each day's hearing. Unfortunately for him, the judge found this argument insufficiently convincing and stated that they consider Sam to be a flight risk. They said, Sam was granted some concessions to be allowed to meet with his lawyers early at the courthouse each day, as well as during jail visiting on off days. Now, while a decision is yet to be made on exactly how Sam can introduce the concept that he relied on the advice of lawyers, limits were placed on what can be said during the defense's opening arguments. Specifically, Sam's lawyers have been prohibited from mentioning any advice of counsel arguments while presenting their case. The judge ruled that this argument may confuse or prejudice a jury when presented without specifics and evidence. The trial is currently scheduled to take six weeks. Jury selection is expected to be completed by the end of today's hearing, although before I was recording this, there were some indications that it might go into tomorrow morning as well. In either case, tomorrow we will likely see the beginnings of opening arguments. After that, the prosecution will present its case and call its witnesses. The DOJ has estimated their case will take four to five weeks. The defense will then have an opportunity to present their case, which they have estimated will be much shorter, taking around a week and a half. Now, the defense is not compelled to present a case and can simply choose not to if they are confident the charges have not been proven. We don't yet have any indication of whether SPF will speak in his own defense. Traditional legal strategy suggests that defendants should never take to the witness stand to avoid giving prosecutors an opportunity to cross -examine them. However, this is no ordinary trial and SPF is no ordinary defendant. Judging from how extensively Sam has defended himself in the media, I would not be surprised if his lawyers have a tough time keeping him out of the witness box. Hearings will be held four days a week with a short break after three weeks. If the trial takes longer than six weeks, it will be extended, but the consensus seems to be that it will be all over by Thanksgiving. And won't that be something to be thankful for? Now, even if Sam escapes a guilty verdict, his legal troubles will continue well into next year. The DOJ will present additional charges related to bribery of Chinese officials, as well as political donation violations during a second criminal trial, which is scheduled for March. Sam will also face civil lawsuits from the SEC and the CFTC after the first criminal trial is concluded. Beyond that, there's still the possibilities of lawsuits from the FTX bankruptcy estate, as well as from former customers and investors. So my friends, that is the lay of the land. That is what we are going into. Like I said at the top, for me, the most interesting thing, the thing that I will be watching most closely, is actually the meta -narrative analysis around this. I want to know how much, especially mainstream media looks at this and treats this like what it is, which is Sam Bankman -Fried going on trial, versus what I fear it might become, which is the entire crypto industry being put on trial. But in any event, this truly is a scenario where the only way out is through. So get on your boots, friends, because we are getting into the muck. Until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
Monitor Show 07:00 10-03-2023 07:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. The economy is quite a bit stronger fundamentally than it was in the previous cycle. We're also just in an air pocket of economic uncertainty right now. When you start to get to this position in the cycle, this position of monetary policy stance, the economy just, it only has so much more forward momentum. I think in terms of something breaking, that could still be in front of us. If rates continue to rise the way that they've been rising, eventually there's going to be a financial accident. Eventually something is going to break. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow, and Lisa Abramowitz. Let's start every show just quoting the 10 -year, 470 .57. Live from New York City this morning. Good morning, good morning. For our audience worldwide, this is Bloomberg Surveillance on TV and radio. Alongside Tom Kean and Lisa Abramowitz, I'm Jonathan Farrow. Your equity markets slightly negative on the S &P 500 on a 10 -year TK, 470 .57. These are markets on the move like yesterday, but different than yesterday. You're getting real confirmation in DXY through 107. The currency's all weaker against a dollar. I did a very careful study. We won't waste time on it this morning, John. We'll do it later. But this dollar strength is tangible. It's not urgent, but it's tangible right now. Dollar index 107, Lisa Eurodollar 104, Dolly Yen getting closer and closer this morning to 150. Yeah, but nobody really wants to test the 150 line in the sand that the Bank of Japan has put out before. I mean, that's essentially why you're seeing this sort of threshold, or that seems to be the implication. I will just note that something that Robert Tipp of PGM Fixed Income said last hour that I thought was really important.
Monitor Show 06:00 10-03-2023 06:00
"Investment advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Up next, we're going to get the latest on the push to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy as hawkish Fed talk keeps markets on edge. All that coming up in our 6 a .m. news. This hour two of Bloomberg Daybreak starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Tuesday, October 3rd. Coming up today, Matt Gaetz makes good on a threat to try to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Donald Trump rails at prosecutors and the judge at the start of his New York fraud trial. Jury selection gets underway in the trial of former crypto mogul Sam Bankman Free. And more hawkish talk from Fed officials on higher interest rates. There's good news in the search for an abducted nine -year -old girl in upstate New York. Plus, New York City has made abortion care available through telehealth. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stash and I run Forbes. The Giants were beaten soundly by the Seahawks. The baseball postseason begins with four games today. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York. Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C. Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston. Bloomberg 960 San Francisco. Sirius XM 119. And around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. Good morning, I'm Nathan Hager. And I'm Karen Moscow. U .S. stock index futures. Little change this morning. S &P futures up about a tenth.
A highlight from Parents Versus Perverts with Pastor John Amanchukwu and Dr. Eric Nepute
"Hey, feeling unsure about your finances these days? You're not alone. That's why Noble Gold Investments is here to help. Just hear it straight from the people who they've helped. The Noble crew walked me through everything with no stress. With their help, I could finally sleep easy at night. And now this month, Noble Gold Investments is handing out a free 5 -ounce silver America the Beautiful coin if you qualify for an IRA. Invest in gold and silver with Noble Gold Investments. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. That is noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Hey, everybody. It's time for The Charlie Kirk Show. Pastor Jon Amanchukwu joins the program. We discuss many different things, including the school board project, the parents' party versus the perverts' party. Jon Amanchukwu is doing great work to move the ball forward in that regard. Email us as always. Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app and type in Charlie Kirk Show and get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go.
Nobody Alleged Donald Trump of Fraud Until He Was President
"The big -time banks have big -time law firms and you as big the -time developer you have big -time law firms nobody's holding a gun to now buddy's head I don't know about you folks but if I were to get let me just say that if you refinance your loan mr. producer you know the paperwork and everything you have to go through you've been through it I've been through it correct they want want to to know all kinds of information and not only that they have every right to conduct their own and there can be big disputes between the value of the property but in this case with Donald Trump there were no disputes there was no late payoff there were no complaints to any level of government and that was that until of course he ran for president and so they treat him like John Gotti they're looking for stuff on him and they find nothing there's nothing in his tax returns nothing remember that that they could hang a hat on nothing there's nothing and the valuation of these properties that commits fraud and how do you commit fraud when you don't defraud anybody is is that the law in New York you can commit fraud without defrauding? Sounds like a constitutional challenge to me but that's a whole other story. I Now happen to know as a matter of fact and I encouraged you folks the other day and I encourage you again go online use whatever real estate think you
A highlight from The Cause of Conversion
"Thank you gang, good morning everyone. Typically when I'm preparing a sermon I do my very best to make sure that it's balanced and here's what I'm looking for when I say balanced. There are lots of ways you can deliver a passage of the Bible and I'm trying my best to keep some parts of the sermon theological and some parts practical. If you aren't familiar with that first word, as I wasn't until I was like in my late teens, theological meaning I want us to think, I want us to think right thoughts about God. That's theology. And then practical, based on what we know about God, I want us to act. So a sermon, I try my best to balance them, theological thinking about God and practical acting on what we know about God. And yet when you go through the Bible, some parts of it are more one than the other. And that's okay, that's the way the Bible works. Today is going to be one of those messages that are a little bit more heavy on the theological side than the practical side. So on days like that you have to pray and you have to ask God, remember what Jesus said? We're supposed to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our mind. So I'm going to ask that God would grant a very attentive mind. Because I'm going to ask you to worship the Lord your God through the word with a mind that thinks right thoughts about God. So Lord, that's our goal. We want to think. You've given us a mind, a working mind to be able to think. It's unlike the animals who can't think didactically like we can, but we can rationalize. We can think in ways that honor you and we can think in ways that don't honor you. So I'm asking that you would grant first, that you would grant in this room a very attentive mind, that we would all aim our minds toward God to tune out other thoughts and to just spend a little time on a Sunday thinking about nothing else but the greatness of the glory and the beauty and the majesty of our great God. So help us now as we worship through the word to love you by thinking about you. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. We're in John chapter four. So if you have a Bible, grab it, open it, go to John. That's in the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, fourth book of the New Testament and open to the fourth chapter. We're almost done with it, sort of almost done with it. We're about three quarters of the way through with it. Let me catch you up as you're tuning there. Jesus has been having a conversation with an immoral Samaritan woman, and no one wants to be around this woman, but Jesus did. And so he intentionally met her at the well. And boy, what a meeting they've had. John, the writer of this book, records the true historical account of what happened between Jesus and the Samaritan woman, and we've gone through most of it. Let me tell you what we've seen so far. Right now, Jesus has revealed certain things to this woman that she's gone away from this conversation knowing only one thing. She doesn't know about the cross, she doesn't know about the grave, she doesn't know about anything except she knows one thing. I met a man who told me everything there was to know about me. And she runs off and tells the townspeople, who she's going to in our passage today. She doesn't know about him being a savior yet. She just knows, I met a man who has the ability to tell me things that a mere man doesn't have. So she thinks, I just met a prophet. That's it. That's all she knows. Last Sunday, if you were here, as you're reading through John 4, John takes a pause, and he tells us this other lesson that's related that Jesus wanted to teach his disciples about this. And here's, in a nutshell, what that lesson was. Jesus says, look around you guys, God's field is full and it's ready for the picking with women and people just like this woman. The time has come when God's mission field is full of women like this one I'm talking to, women and men and children whom God wants to save. They're unconverted and God wants to bring them to the truth. And so now John is going to bring us back to what happened with the woman. So there's a story about the woman, I'm going somewhere with this, follow me, story about the woman, an intentional pause, and then it returns to the narrative about the woman. If you were paying close attention last week, if anybody comes up to me afterwards and says they knew this, I'm going to be shocked. If you were paying close attention last week, I skipped three verses. Usually I go one verse, then the next verse, then the next verse. We don't skip anything. And that's a big no -no. We don't skip verses. And so I skipped three verses because as I was studying, I realized these really belong with the text I'm going to show you today. So I purposely skipped them to save them for today. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to look at those three verses I skipped, which is found in verse 28, 29, and 30. Then we're going to skip the passage I preached on last Sunday, which is verse 31 through 38. And we're going to take the part I skipped and join it to the part where you'll see why. Can I show you why? This reads, this portion, you're going to go, wow, that reads so smoothly. It's almost like there was no interruption. Watch how smooth the narrative goes now, okay? So starting in verse 28, where I skipped, 29 and 30, then jumping down to 39, the narrative reads smooth. Check this out. So the woman, she's just finished talking with Jesus, and now this is what happens after. So the woman left her water jar and went away into the town and said to the people, come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, he told me all that I ever did. So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, it's no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Now, there is a primary lesson that most preachers, when they preach this passage or if you've ever been in a Bible study or a Sunday school class, there's one primary lesson that's being taught here. In the job of an interpreter, you when you're home and you open your Bible in the morning with your cup of coffee or your spot of tea or whatever you drink and you're reading the Bible, you're all interpreters at that moment, there's only one lesson. And the job is to get at that one lesson. What did the author mean? If we get somewhere else, we've missed the interpretation. So our job is to find out what John meant by what he wrote and then get at that meaning. The meaning of this is not real difficult. It's very simple. Here's what happened. A woman had an encounter with Jesus and she went home and told everybody about it. That's it. That's the story. That's what happened. So if this passage is preached a hundred times this year in a hundred different churches all over the world, 99 out of a hundred times, here's what the sermon's going to be about. She's a witness. She's really the first witness in the Gospel of John. And so the message is going to be about witnessing. And they'll tell you, go home and do likewise. And they'll take you through it piece by piece, showing you how she witnessed, because she did a good job, and they'll say, this is how you witnessed. And I'm telling you, that is the faithful way to handle this text. A hundred percent of the time, that's the way to do it. I'm not going to do that today. Here's why. Knowing the majority of the people at our church and knowing that the majority of you have been in church your whole life, you've probably heard this preached 20 times. And I'm knowing that I could give you the main lesson in about 30 seconds, which I just did. I want to show you how the Bible can be like an onion, like an onion, and how you could read this. My grandmother's 105. You're probably getting tired of me telling you that. She woke up this morning and read her Bible for close to an hour. I'm telling you. You know how I know? She's done it her whole life. She's probably read this passage 105 times, I'm exaggerating. Every time, there's some new layer of the onion that gives her food for her soul. I want to peel back a layer. Again, there's only one meaning, but there's lots of ways, vantage points, to look at that one meaning and glean new food from this never -ending nourishment that is God's word. In narratives like the one we're reading, especially the gospel narratives where you're reading about a true historical account, this really happened in history, and where there's lots of different people in the story, you can look at it from her perspective or the perspective of Jesus or the perspective of the Samaritans. If there were other people, we could read it from different perspectives, and every time you do, you peel back a new layer of the onion. Isn't the Bible awesome? It'll keep you nourished for the rest of your life. Well, this week, I looked at the woman and I said, Lord, I'll preach this. If that's what you want, I'll just go and I'll preach a message on witnessing. I just couldn't do it. I wanted to peel back a little bit and look at this from the lens of the Samaritans. I wanted to see how it was that God converted them through first this woman and then through an encounter with Jesus. And so this morning, what we're going to do is we're going to do a case study in conversion. The Samaritans were my focus this week, which is why I've entitled this sermon, the 20th sermon, by the way, in our series through John, The Cause of Conversion. Would you give me two minutes before we start picking apart this text? Would you give me two minutes to define conversion? Because I imagine that there might be a lot of different definitions that people would come up with as to what that word means. What is that? Most people may have grown up believing, as I did, that conversion was the same exact thing as being born again. It isn't. Oh, it's related. As a matter of fact, you might think of conversion as the other side of the coin of being born again. Let me explain. Get your thinking cap on. Here we go. Being born again, theologians have a term for it just like they do conversion, and the term is regeneration. How many of you have heard the term regeneration before? How many of you have read the book of Genesis? Genesis is the beginning. When you were born, you had a Genesis. When you were born again, you had a re -Genesis. God made your birth happen again on the inside. Conversion is not the same thing, and here's how. What happens on the inside when you're born again, when God takes your dead soul, which is the way you were born, you're dead in your sins, so was I, when God makes you alive to Christ, that happens at the soul or the heart level, and at that very same instant, you mind falls, but at that very same instant, after God makes you alive, something happens in the mind. What happens in the mind is conversion, and it's really important. Here's why it's important. Look what Jesus said. This is going to get juicy. Jesus said, truly I say to you, unless you are, say the word, and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So you tell me, is conversion important? You better believe it. Here's the word Jesus used. He used the Greek word, strepho, which simply means, look on the screen, to be changed, or a better definition, to turn and go another direction. Someone is born again. At that moment, their eyes are open to see the truth. Once that happens at the soul level, something happens instantaneously in the mind. In the mind, you are able to believe the truth about Jesus. You see him as he truly is. You no longer see your old life the way that it was. You turn away from it, and you turn to something new. That is the moment when conversion begins. It continues throughout your life. God continues to make you into something new. We call that process sanctification. It starts the moment you're converted, and it continues throughout your life. He's continually renewing your mind, changing how you see first God, then you, then the world, then every little thing continues this process of being converted into the image of Jesus Christ. So conversion is the flip side of the coin of regeneration, but it's not exactly the same thing. caused Conversion is by having the eyes of your heart opened, listen to these words, to a knowledge of God that you were prior blind to, and it's this spiritual knowing and believing that I see in this text. Martyn Lloyd -Jones said something about conversion that I think sums it up better than anybody else. Look what Martyn Lloyd -Jones said. He said conversion is the first exercise of the new nature. So once you're born again, the first thing you do, the first act is conversion in ceasing from old forms of life, my old sinful life, and starting a new life. It's the first action of the regenerate soul in moving from something, something I used to be, to this new life. That's the best definition of conversion that I could find, a way that I think will be helpful to you in your life in understanding salvation. In this text, I see a great case study of how conversion works. These people went from believing something to suddenly having their eyes opened to see something new. If you did what I did, some people, it's funny, they think that preachers somehow have some supernatural funnel from God where he pours information in your head. That is not at all what happens to a preacher. It's just discipline. That's all it is. Discipline to study the Scriptures and sit in it and sit in it, and then when you're done, sit in it some more. And God does for a preacher what he would do for you if you spent as much time in a text as I do. I spend on average about 20 hours a week preparing for a sermon, roughly 20 hours, sometimes more, sometimes less. If you spent as much time as I did in this little text, I promise you, you'd start to see little observations popping out, little things you're like, oh, I never saw that before. And if you spent as much time with me this week looking at this text and looking at it, looking at it, looking at it, can I show you a few things that might start popping out to you? There are three because statements in this text. If you're reading in the morning in 20 minutes and you're reading the story about the woman at the well, you're not going to stop on the word because, would you? Because it's just the because. No one stops at the word because. But if you did stop, you would see the cause of things. Can I show you these three because statements in the text? Take a look. I put them on the screen for you. Well here's the whole text. You'd see these three because statements. Here are the three because statements popping out. Put those up for me, Logan. You have the first one? Poor Logan. The first because statement, we'll get to the second one in a second, many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony. So they believed in him because of the woman's testimony. Look at the second because statement. Now Logan. And many more believed in him because of his word. But now here's the cause that changed my whole trajectory of this sermon, verse 42. They said to the woman, look at this, look church, it is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves. And we know, it's the first time this word is used in the chapter, we know that this is indeed the savior of the world. Church, look at me. Something caused the water bottle. What was it? Me. I pushed it. All I want to do is look at this text as a case study of what caused you to be born again, to be converted. I want to look at this as a case study to see what caused them to be converted so that you will know first how to pray for your unbelieving family, but second even more importantly, to know whether or not you're converted. There are lots of people who've been going to church for years who may not be converted. There is a major difference between being convinced and being converted. There is a major difference between being convinced about Jesus and being converted by Jesus. Not all belief is the same kind of belief. I'm telling you, I want to show you this morning, based on verse 42, there's a journey, a progression of conversion that I want to show you in this text. They were convinced and called by this woman's testimony, but they were not yet converted because they did not yet know him. There is a kind of belief in Jesus that does not cause conversion. It's the kind that maybe the brother of Jesus was talking about when he wrote this. Look on the screen. You say that you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Well, good for you. Even the demons say the word. Wait a second. And they tremble in terror. So according to James, there's a category of belief that does not cause a creature, a human creature or a demonic creature, to be converted. So just because you see belief in the Bible doesn't mean it's the same kind of belief that leads to conversion. My prayer all week this week is that God would bring us somebody who needed to be converted today. What I aim to show you in this case study is the call to salvation used by God. This woman was used by God to invite them. Being convinced about Jesus. And then finally being converted to Jesus. Here's the big idea. I'm going to spell it out for you. If you want to snap a photo of this with your phone so that you can't forget it, it's fine with me. Some people are convinced because of a personal testimony. And God uses personal testimonies to convince people. Others are convinced because of a personal experience. Lots of people have had spiritual experiences and God uses those to convince people. But there's only one cause of conversion. The cause of conversion is knowing Christ as personal Savior. Let me show you this in the text. I'm going to split the big idea into three parts. Everybody still with me? Part number one. Some people, they're called during someone's testimony. They feel God calling to them. And they're convinced when they hear someone give a personal testimony. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Here's what I'm going to show you in this text. God has been pleased down through church history to use people's personal testimonies. To draw people to himself. Theologians call this an effectual call. He calls out to people, come to Jesus. Come to Jesus. By the testimony of someone that you love or a friend. And people feel and hear God's call. But it's not the same thing as being converted. Let me show you that right here in the text. Verse 28, 29 and 30 and then verse 39. Look what it says here. So the woman left her water jar. There's lots we could say about that. She left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people. So now she's suddenly an evangelist. Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ? God in this moment is using a vessel, a woman's mouth who just had an encounter with Jesus to call people to come. Come meet Jesus. That's what's happening here. They went out of the town and were coming to him. Many Samaritans from that town believed. And now based on what you just read about James, you should go, wait a minute, what kind of belief? So glad you asked. We're going to get into that, okay? Many from Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony he told me all that I ever did. So remember something. Follow me, church. All she knows at this point is that she met a prophet.
A highlight from S13 E16: Oliver: Writer, Producer, and Novelist Spotlight
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, don't have regulars, because raisins, as always, unfortunately. As for our guest, he's from Portland, Oregon, currently living in Los Angeles, California, and he is a film producer. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Oliver Tutill Jr. Well, thank you, Peter. It's actually Ted Hill Jr. But thanks for having me on your show. I'm excited to be here. Anytime. So, how's life? It's good. It's really exciting. I love the film business. I've been in the business for quite a while. And it's very exciting meeting different people, talking to different producers, actors, filmmakers, editors, composers, business financing. It's all very exciting. You meet a lot of very interesting people that are very involved in their work and are very creative. Ah, very good. And have you been up to much recently? Yeah, we've been pretty busy. My company's name is Cinema Development and Writing Services. And my business partner is Tara Walker. And what we do is, when we started out, we've had our business about a year now. And anybody that's curious, they can just go to cinema wds .com. That's our website. And what we do is, we work with novelists, and we adapt their novels into screenplays. And then once we've adapted them into screenplays, we've been asked by our clients to, well, can you place this with Hollywood companies? And we said, well, yeah, we probably can, you know, we weren't doing that. We're primarily focused on writing, but we started packaging, which means that we started putting together like a deck of electronic brochure that shows the actors we thought might be good for the role, and what the director is. And then we present it to different production companies, different producers and finance companies in Los Angeles, and sometimes in New York as well. Okay, very nice. And what inspired you to start all that? Well, I think I started out in the business, and so did Tara, we were both actors. And we enjoyed that. But it's, it's very, very tough. Getting regular work as an actor, you go through good times, and then there's these long stretches where you don't have much work. And so we said, Well, how can we get more involved in business? And so we both decided, well, why don't we become producers? So Tara started her own production company years ago called Alpenfest films. And then I started, I started out making a production company called Autumn Tree Productions, where I, at that time, this was in the late 1980s, I pretty much focused on making educational films, and actually was pretty much on emotional child abuse. And I did that for 10 years, I had a lot of success. A lot of my films, educational films are used in universities and colleges and many institutions. And after doing that for 10 years, I wanted to segue over into doing commercial motion pictures and, and documentaries. So I started a company called Bluewood films. And under that name under that company, I produced quite a few films and documentaries and pleased to say that some of them are on streaming platforms now where people can can see them. I just have my newest release was just last month. It's called Crazy Horse of Life, featuring Russell Means, the late Nakoda actor who did very well. Right, then. Very good. And have you ever considered like, releasing any of your work on an international level? Yes, I mean, Crazy Horse of Life is available internationally. They can definitely time to be TV so anybody can go to to be TV and anywheres in the world basically and watch it for free. It's ad supported. And then we've got another film called the right to bear arms, which is a dramatic crime feature starring john savage. And that's available on Amazon Prime and Amazon freebie and also on to be TV. And we've got another film that's distributed internationally. It's also on to be TV. It's called the Loch Ness Monster of Seattle and it features Graham Green, the Academy Award nominated actor from Dances with Wolves. It's been doing very well. My distributor is very pleased. He just sent me a letter the other day and he said how happy is that how well it's doing. So those those three films are available now. We've got new ones that are going to be coming out later this year. We're excited about. Wow, fantastic. So where would you see yourself 20 years from now? Well, that's a good question. And 20 years is a long time. But I would say in 20 years, I'd probably see myself and Tara, my business partner, our own company now, but probably producing eight to 12 motion pictures a year. Also, I'm a composer too. So I probably, I haven't been doing my composing recently, but I've, I've scored a lot of motion pictures and documentaries. And it's a matter of fact, Crazy Horse of Life. The score I did that score and I did actually I wrote the score years ago, but it's used in this big feature now and I scored the movie right to bear arms as well. So but 20 years, I want to still be producing movies and helping actors and helping create jobs for people that work in the industry. You badly because they can't get work. Yes, of course. So I want to provide jobs for people. And also, I'm a novelist as well. And I hope to have a few more novels released. I just had my first novel released by awesome Achilles publishers, which is their home offices in London. So it's definitely an international release. And it's called when the sunlight goes down, goes dark, excuse me, when the sunlight goes dark. And it's about a young, young boxer living in Los Angeles, who has to deal with unscrupulous promoters. And one of the one of the supporting characters in the book is a man from England who who wins one of the heavyweight titles. It's also a book that it also covers worker exploitation, family dysfunction, spousal Okay, fantastic. Yeah, let me just mention, Peter, that people can look at it to go to the website for the book. It's when the sunlight goes dark .com. That's the website for the book. And it's also available on amazon .com and Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, any bookstore, you go into any reputable bookstore, and they can order it for you. All right, then very good. So in terms of your written work, besides what, besides the novels you've just written, are there any more novels you're yet to write or have released? I do have one novel. It's called primordial division. I'm searching for the right agent to rep it. It's kind of a crime horror novel. It's also set in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. And it's about a woman who has the ability to see the future. She's kind of one of these mind readers and the kid, the male protagonist is able to, he's got the power of telepathy. Very good. And it's set in the context of the entertainment industry. Oh, nice, nice. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? I'm sorry, say that again, Peter, a 14. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? Oh, a 40 minute presentation? I could give it on, definitely, I could probably give it on, I made educational films for 10 years. So I could do on an education, I could do one on the film business. They cover all the aspects of the film business from development to pre production to production to post production, exhibition and distribution. I could do that for you. I've been in the music business since I was a kid. So probably give you a one on that as well. So, okay, very good. What which recent news story have you found most interesting? That's a really great question. The recent most recent news story that I found the most interesting probably would be what's going on with our climate and what's happening to the earth in regards to the climate crisis that's happening in the world today. That's that's one of them, I guess I know it's a big topic, but it definitely stands out. I'm also fascinated by what's going on in American politics today, who's running for president and what's going on in Congress in the Senate. And I'm also very concerned with the state of our country, you know, and how divided people are and how unhappy so many people are. Yeah, absolutely. I was gonna also say to my friends who are very struggling because they have kids, and it's hard for them to get daycare for the kids. So I have one friend, she had to give up work because she, she couldn't afford to hire a babysitter or a nanny or daycare. So yeah, she had to give up her job. Oh, no, that's just sad. Very sad, very sad, the income inequality in this, in the United States. I'm not an expert in your country, but in the United States, it's very sad to see so many people that are divided by class. Wow, I thought the UK was bad. I didn't know that the US has got bigger problems given its size. Yeah, there's a lot of problems. Definitely. We've seen the erosion of the middle class here. You know, it's been kind of disappearing for years. And the income inequality that exists in this country, it's pretty bad. And as well as you know, there was a, I was watching, I was watching News Nation the other night and the big story presented by Chris Cuomo, who's an interesting newscaster, whose brother to his brother to the former governor. And he his top story was these kids that these babies, basically, the toddlers and daycare that died from fentanyl overdoses. And he's all over that. And I'm thinking, yeah, that's, that's tragic. But a lot of people don't want to address what's happening kids into this country, they have many kids suffer from abuse, and how they it's very difficult for them to thrive and survive become and constructive citizens. That that puts something into the country that helps it grow more. Yeah, absolutely. You know, I can share one thing with you, I used to be a teacher. And I taught drama at a film school and a college, as well as film production. And I had a class, this is in Seattle, Washington. And I had a class where I had a quite quite a number of kids that were African American. And I'll never forget this, Peter, because like, they would come to class, sometimes the girls would be crying and go, what's wrong? She go, Well, Joey got killed last night. He said, What are you talking about? She goes, Yeah, Joey, you know, he got on the top of he got on the roof of Dan's car and Dan shot him to death. I said, Oh, you don't read about that in the paper. And then then another day, a girl came into class, she was weeping. I said, What's the matter? And she's when my sister was killed last night. I said, Well, what happened? She said somebody shot to her living room window, and she was killed. You don't read about it in newspaper. Just people don't know about that. Exactly. Yes, indeed. It's the media these days, they only want to show what they really want to show. They don't show the important stuff that goes on like poverty, financial crisis or things that impact a lot of people in this world. Absolutely correct. Yes, you're right, Peter. They don't know it's funny, funny because Chris, it's not funny, but I found it interesting. Chris Como mentioned one night on his show on news nation, he, he mentioned that people don't want to talk about class warfare in this country, you know, what's going on between the classes between the wealthy and the poor, or the struggling lower middle class, you get an idea of it. And now with all the strikes that are going on, you get the writers Guild of America on strike. You've got the screen actors Guild that's going on strike. Now you've got the United Auto Workers going on strike, and it's getting bigger, that strikes growing. And if that strike goes all out, it's going to, it's going to play havoc on the economy here. Yeah, absolutely. What do you disagree with most frequently? What do I disagree with most frequently? Probably people that say everything's going to be great. You know, you just have to hang in there. And also, I find myself disagreeing a lot with financial advisors who say, just, you know, keep it where it is, you know, don't sell, just stay steady, keep your bonds, 40 % bonds or 60 % bonds, 40 % stock or 40 % bonds, 60 % stock. I disagree a lot with financial advisors. Not that I'm an expert in finance, but I'm fascinated by it. I read about it. Absolutely. How much time do you spend on the internet? How much time do I spend on the internet? A fair amount, because I do a lot of research on the internet. And while I'm something to do research on something particular, then then you find, wait a minute, I've got to have to research this more. Then you find yourself going to another page, finding more things to read about. And then you realize you're going to be searching even more on the internet. So and to be honest with you, I spend so much time on the internet as it is on zoom calls. I'm tired of looking at the internet. I prefer reading books. So I read a lot of books. But I've got to use the internet a lot to do research. You know, especially I work with a lot of people that I've got to find out what their background is, you know, in the film business, and the financial business. So I do spend an enormous amount of time on the internet. I imagine you, you do yourself, I'm sure. Oh, yeah, absolutely. Hours upon hours. Yeah, it's a it's a necessity. It's a necessity today without a without a cell phone or computer. It'd be very difficult to survive. I do know some folks in their 70s and 80s. They don't use computers, they don't use cell phones. I do know one young guy who doesn't use a cell phone, but that's very unusual. But it's very hard to survive. I couldn't stay in business if I couldn't use a computer and cell phone. Oh, yes. Sure. It's the same for you. Yeah, of course. The internet is such a necessity. It's part of our lives, in a way. Absolutely. Yes. It is. It's built in. And you read about these kids, you know, they get addicted to their cell phones and computers. And there's so many psychologists that predict they're gonna have trouble with their personal relationships in looking at a screen. They don't spend time in person a lot. I don't know how that'll play out, but it makes sense in a lot of ways. What a world filled with clones of you, what would a world populated by clones of you be like, a world populated by I'm sorry, what what would a world populated by clones of you be like? You mean point of view? And a world populated by clones of you? What would it be like? Oh, clones of me? Yes. Okay, what would I think it would probably be a pretty peaceful world. To be honest, I don't think there'd be any wars, I think war would end. I think children would, we'd set up some type of educational system and change some values in the government in the country so that kids don't get abused, that parents are afforded the education and the training, starting in high school. Probably actually, I take that back, starting in grammar school. How to parent, how to treat other human beings, learning about themselves, becoming self intelligent, learning emotional intelligence, understanding their emotions. And growing up to be citizens that are productive and have empathy for other people. And if this happened, we could, I believe we could end this may sound naive, but I do think we could end poverty in this country. But there's no will to do that. There's no will to help kids because children can't vote. And they're not members of political action committee. So I would, I would make sure that their political action committee is available for children. I would allow children at a certain age if they can show that they have some knowledge about the political system, to have a say in voting, to see who represents them. And I believe with education, and with treating people well, with respect and compassion, having people trained for the type of work that they want to do, that poverty could could be eliminated. And so there are a lot of clones to me, there would be no more wars. And there would be a lot less suffering in the world. Yeah, that sounds that sounds like a very good reason. Thank you. Welcome. What's Education is the key. Education is the key and law. The merging of law and education. And again, unfortunately, the people in power, the bureaucrats and politicians don't have the will or the desire to bring about the needed changes. Yeah, it's so sad. What is your favorite quote? Yes. And probably, I guess it's a quote that is on my mind a lot now, because it's a quote I used to open my novel when the sunlight goes dark about the boxing family in Los Angeles, and the quote is, Oh, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, that I am so meek and gentle with these butchers. And it originally that quote is taken from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar when Mark Anthony is standing over the dead body of Julius Caesar and Caesar has been assassinated. by members of the Senate. And he's bemoaning the fact that he's so meek and gentle with these butchers because he's kind of going along with them at the time. And it's just a quote that just stands out to me because I've used it in my book because I my books about worker exploitation in one way because a lot of these boxers are exploited. And a lot of them end up in not very good shape. Because people aren't looking out for him. So I guess for today, that's my favorite quote. I mean, I have others too. But I guess for today, that's the one that would be my favorite. All right. Very good. And I could you could use that metaphorically, too. I mean, the sense that, you know, Oh, pardon me, you know, why aren't the people that are running the government trying to help the people? Yes, that's a very good question. I'm sure you've run into very similar situations in England. Oh, yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. All the time. What's improved your wife quality so much? You wish you did it sooner? I'm sorry, Peter, you have to say that one more time. All right. What improved your life quality so much? You wish you did it sooner? well, Oh, I would I would say I spent a lot of time in therapy. I came from a very dysfunctional family. I suffered a lot of abuse, I was put into a private boarding school where kids got regularly beaten very badly. One of the lucky ones, really, I never suffered any permanent physical injury. But I think if I hadn't gone into therapy, and I was in therapy for decades, I'd say that probably the key to my being a functioning productive adult today, that in a book I read, called compassion and self hate, written by Theodore Isaac Rubin, that book changed my life. I never thought a book could change my life, but that one did. Yeah, of course. That and of course, if you're going to be successful, you have to you have to work hard, you have to know where to put your effort, you have to work hard and you have to think smart. I mean, that old saying about if you work hard, everything will fall into place is not necessarily true. I've known, I've had guy friends that have worked hard all their lives, and they've got nothing. Yeah, absolutely. So you got to work smart, as well as hard. Yes. But the more success you realize, it just adds to your happiness and your fulfillment. Yeah, of course. But people need the basic necessities have to be taken care of. You got to have clothes, you got to have proper shelter, you got to have decent physical health. I don't think I've ever met anyone that's happy if they haven't had good physical health. Yeah, of course. How did you spend your last birthday? Well, my last birthday, I had dinner with my business partner and my best friend, Tara Walker. We went to a really nice restaurant down on the beach, had a great dinner. And then went home and watched a really great movie. And it was a great day. And you know, I talked to a lot of friends and family too. I got a lot of calls. Okay. That's cool. It was fun. Oh, yes. It was quite a time. Yeah. You like birthdays? Yeah, I like birthdays. It's pretty cool, I guess. It's funny. I was just reading about Jimmy Carter, you know, the former President of the United States who is a president. And he's going to be turning 99 here in a couple days. And someone called him up, one of his family members said, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. And he said, that's, that's not real good. I'm not really excited about this birthday. I didn't know you even make this far in his life. Yeah, he's going to be 99 years old. And you know, he's been in hospice for seven months. Everyone thought he was going to pass in about two or three weeks and he's still going. Madness. Amazing man. Absolutely. We could use a young Jimmy Carter today. That's for sure. Uh huh. Yeah. That'll be something. It would be. Yeah. Yeah. What's the best way to start the morning? The best way to start the morning is to eat a good breakfast. I know so many people that don't eat breakfast. They have health problems, they're overweight. And I don't mean starting breakfast, you know, eating junk food. You gotta eat something healthy for you. Eat something healthy. Write down the things you need to do today if you have to make a list. Yeah, it helps me a lot before I go to bed to write it to do this. So when I wake up in the morning, I know exactly what I got to do. And I got to feel the body first. You got to take care of the body. I have a friend of mine who's, he had a stroke and he's in the hospital now. He can't barely move. And, you know, he, he didn't have the right diet and he's still a fairly young man. It's very tragic. So feel the body and feed it well. Yeah, absolutely. I'm sure you know, because I could tell you put a lot of hours on your show. Oh yeah. It's, it's quite a process, but it's definitely worth it. Yeah, it's enjoyable. Yeah, sure is. If you could travel back in time, what would decade you want to live in? There's so many decades I would love to live in. There's so many centuries I'd love to live in. It's really hard to pick one, but if I had to pick one, I'd probably say the early 1960s. Sixties? That's pretty cool. Yeah, that's when Muhammad Ali came on the scene and that's when the Beatles came on the scene. To me, that's, I think we'll never see the likes of the Beatles or Muhammad Ali again. Yeah. So one of a kind, they always say. Yeah, but I, believe me, Peter, I'd love to live, I could go back to ancient Rome and be fascinated. Of course, your life expectancy wasn't very long. Oh yeah. Cause Sanitary wasn't up there and the advancement technologies got in the way. Yeah. Everything's like, ugh. I would love to live the life of a Plains Indian in 1840. I think that would be fascinating. It's freedom that people can barely conceive of today. And what a great, got the kids, Indian children back in those days, man, talk about having a great childhood. Yeah, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It was great having you on Oliver talking about your works. You're welcome. And until next time, stay tuned for more.
A highlight from IP#502 Adam Blai The History of Exorcism, Part 2 on Inside the Pages with Kris McGregor Discerning Hearts podcasts
"Discerninghearts .com presents inside the pages insights from today's most compelling authors I'm your host Chris McGregor and I am delighted to be joined by Adam Bly who is a church to create expert on religious demonology and exorcism for the Pittsburgh Diocese he's helped train exorcists for over 15 years and has attended hundreds of solemn exorcisms his journey started in brainwave research and psychology and is now focused on the spiritual realities of miracles angels demons and possessions he's also the author of several books including the exorcism files with Adam Bly we go inside the pages of the history of exorcism published by Sophia Institute press we now continue with part two of our conversation a lot of times we look at those things that the action of the enemy that is what 90 % is temptation the our father lead us not into temptation but also as we just said the oppression and obsession those are things that can be dealt with especially in the sacramental life that we have within the mass within confession isn't it been said Adam that one good confession could be worth of a hundred exorcisms these are all just kind of turns a phrase but essentially yes for the average person the average Catholic who has access to the sacraments deliverance comes primarily through the sacramental graces and that means baptism confirmation confession and the mass those are the the mechanisms that sanctifying grace comes into your life for the average person and then of course matrimony for some people people underestimate the importance and power of the sacramental graces and they want the drama of the exciting prayer thinking you know you'll do this kind of magical incantation and make these problems go away versus the person doing the the work of conversion in themselves of making it to mass of having a good confession of doing the work of building a daily prayer life all of those things are actually what lead to deliverance primarily it's not just the exciting prayers if a person is unwilling to make any changes in their life is an unwilling to walk away from sin is essentially unwilling to have conversion in their life usually the prayers don't work because Jesus is looking for conversion and change so if somebody has done something to get into trouble spiritually they can't just come to the church and say well wave the magic wand and make the suffering go away I don't like it but I'm not gonna change my life because Jesus knows our hearts and so I've seen this over the years that even in the case is a full -blown possession he wants to see spiritual growth in the person he wants to see a movement towards him and trust and love and a turning away from sin in addition to coming to the church for prayers and so the sacramental grace is for the person that isn't possessed actually that is the engine that drives deliverance it's so important that in your book you have a section called Jesus as exorcist and that ultimately that's the lesson is the turning towards him right summately and that's what the team in their particular response to the individual is helping that individual to turn towards them it's not so much it is the actions of what they're doing during the liturgy that's what it is exorcism is a liturgy but it's that reception of that person to a life of faith is that a fair way of saying it yes that's that's a big part of it they also are repenting of their sins through sacramental confession if they're Catholic and then another important piece that most people don't think about is they're forgiving the sins of others and so a demon can hold on to or it gets traction from our sins that we're unwilling to let go of or keep trying to let go of and get away from but they can also hold on to when we are unforgiving of the sins of others that have hurt us and so as we know from the our father forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us we know that God wants us to forgive as he forgives us you know the parable of the king who forgives the debt of the one slave and then that slave goes and beats up another slave and says give me you know the little bit you owe me and then when the the king finds out about this he throws the first guy who he had forgiven who's now being mean in turn in jail so we see this played out time and time again God expects us to be merciful and that that is part of it and then you know in an interesting twist sometimes the unforgiveness towards yourself becomes a stumbling block to total freedom because if a person feels they deserve to be punished and suffer and they're not forgiving themselves even though they know they've been sacramentally forgiven they even understand and believe Jesus has forgiven them but if they feel that they can't forgive themselves and that they deserve this that also gives the demon traction to hold on so there's kind of a pastoral process that is woven through exorcism over time working with the person outside of the sessions before and after and chatting with them and you know basically spiritual direction and that's the part that's missing in the movies oh yeah that's an incredible part of it because as I alluded to earlier you know it's the opening of doors I mean we can for example I have priests come through our house and bless our homes place Benedictine metals at windows go through the whole ritual as family but then we go downstairs and put on a television screen or open up online and allow something that's evil in character into our house or to do actions what was the point of the of the prior blessing I don't think we appreciate the fact that there is a need for repentance and a conversion of action not just of words and correct yeah and again Jesus knows our hearts so we can't just give lip service to these ideas because he knows what's going on with us for real and he's looking for real conversion and so you know it's just so important because ultimately he doesn't allow this stuff just because he wants to allow it you know he doesn't enjoy the fact that we're suffering but he allows it as a corrective experience so we realize the thing that we're embracing and we turn and run back to it so ultimately he's looking for closeness with us and possession is something that happens to people that generally are running away from Jesus and are far from him and specifically are embracing demonic spirits in some way and so he's not allowing this to be mean he's saying I'm gonna let you see the monster that you've chosen hoping that the person will then turn away and come back to him no I thought it was really important in that particular section in closing from the exorcisms by Jesus that you point out that he does Commission the 12 but in the 72 as well to go out but it's important that it's not only the priests and the bishops who have the authority to cast out demons and that would be revealed over time but it took centuries in a way for the church to find the need to limit the exercise of the use of exorcism and you really broke that open I thought that was so fascinating the research you did on that well it was a journey the church went through and you know one thing we have to remember in the very early church it was just apostles and followers you would have the equivalent of a bishop in your city or your region who would be you know the current apostle but there wasn't this whole hierarchy of you know deacons and priests and formal offices within the church because we're you know for the first 300 years the church was under terrible persecution it wasn't this big wealthy institution with buildings and schools and everything else it was it was a struggling little movement and so we have to remember in those very early centuries there weren't priest exorcists because there weren't priests in the very beginning it quickly came about but again with the persecution in the early church things just weren't that organized and then as the church spread around the world communication wasn't there we didn't have an internet letters could take weeks months or never arrive you know sending information around the world at that time and so it was a very different world it took centuries for the church to figure out this ministry and then through hard experience and seeing how difficult the ministry is and how it can chew people up and how it can lead to pride which leads to destroying people and causing heresies to develop and all kinds of other problems the church wisely said we need to regulate this so that qualified people are doing it it's not just you know somebody deciding they're gonna pick it up because they'd like to the church wanted to make sure people were qualified and then had kind of a proper context to keep them safe and effective essentially yeah it isn't a game and there isn't something that you oh I'm fascinated I'm curious about this I want to explore more yes reading your book is the great way to do that if you have that inkling but the actual ministry of it there is so much involved and you go into the different types of exorcism and how they developed for anybody who wants to understand more about the free masonry dynamics that are addressed by exorcism that's fascinating but also it's a very real issue isn't it yeah so the minor exorcism what's sometimes called the Leonine exorcism because Pope Leo the 13th wrote it in 1890 was originally explicitly directed against Freemasonry it wasn't a general exorcism against the devil it was it was against Freemasonry and Freemasonry since it's you know within 20 years of it coming into existence in the world in the early 1700s the church was identifying it as the church's greatest enemy in the world and there's been you know papal statements I think there's at least seven different popes have made formal bulls and statements about Freemasonry condemning it reminding Catholics that their ex communicated if they become Freemasons which is still the case by the way and so yeah the the minor exorcism actually was all about Freemasonry and that's why I took that kind of a side in the book to explain the history of Freemasonry and where it came from so that we could see it kind of from the church's perspective and imagine you know how they were seeing Freemasonry and why that may have led to this prayer being written we'll return to inside the pages in just a moment did you know that discerning hearts has a free app where you can find all your favorite discerning hearts programming father Timothy Gallagher dr. 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A highlight from The 4 MAIN REASONS This Bitcoin PUMP Will Continue!
"The market is absolutely pumping. You got Bitcoin at $28 ,400. And I guess the big question that everybody's asking right now is, is this another one of those fake pumps? Is this a real pump? Is it going to continue? That's what everybody's asking right now. And I think that's what today has actually got to be about. We're going to ask ourselves the question whether this is another fake pump or whether this pump is going to continue. And if it is going to continue, when will it stop? And if you want to understand whether this pump is going to continue, you need to understand the pump. In order to respect the pump, you need to understand the pump. So today, what we're going to do is we're going to understand what's happening. Where is this pump coming from? And when we understand the pump, we will understand whether this pump is going to continue or not. So that's what today's about. Let's do it. So nice to be back. So nice to be back when the bubbles look like this. You've got to ruin up 12 points. Josh, why does it say Sheldon is live? Ryan is live. So you've got to ruin up twelve point nine five percent that I've got some room in my portfolio. Two dollars sixteen. You've got roll. But look at Robert. Fourteen point four cents. I did tell you guys the other day to buy Robert at I think it was twelve cents. You got BSB up seventeen point one percent. You got Solana up. You got render up. We're going to go through all of the old coins today. What an amazing, amazing, amazing day when that when the bubbles are green. So we're going to do we're going to go through the pump today. We're going to start understanding what this pump is actually about. Why is this market going? And I think when you understand this pump, then you'll understand whether or not the pump is going to continue. I think that's what we need to come out of the show today. We need to understand whether this pump is going to continue or not. So listen, if you are new to the channel, quickly, quickly, quickly, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe to the channel. I know we are over six hundred and fifty thousand subscribers. I don't know why you guys are showing a subscriber account for Banta Plus. We'll talk about Banta Plus. The scarecrows are off form today. Can we get the Banta Plus subscriber count off our screen here today, guys? We're going to talk about that at the end of the show. If we get one thousand five hundred likes, if we can get to one thousand five hundred likes by the end of the show, then we'll take a live trade here on the show. I'm going to show you a live trade that I'm actually going to be taking with you guys in the BitGet competition, because remember now we're in the BitGet competition. I know we've got about three hundred people on my team with Annie, but we haven't taken any trades. The competition only started yesterday. Today, if we get to one thousand five hundred likes, then we're going to do a live trade right here. You're going to see exactly what it is that I'm going to trade. So if you are here, let's get the show on the road. Tell me that you're present. Iris, if you're present, let me know. Ryan John, if you're present, let me know. Moonbird, if you're present, let me know. Kalen, Luke Sniper, if you're present, let me know. Let's get some some energy going up here on a day where the bubbles look like this. Not often we get the bubbles. Let's just quickly go to the one hour. See on the one hour, you can see the momentum is actually continuing. You've got to roll it up six point two percent in the last hour.
A highlight from The Guardian Angels Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr John Esseff
"Discerning hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey to continue production of these podcasts prayers and more go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there or inside the free discerning hearts app to make your donation thanks and God bless discerninghearts .com presents building a kingdom of love reflections with Monsignor John Assef Monsignor Assef is a priest of the diocese of Scranton Pennsylvania. He has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Teresa of Calcutta. He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the missionaries of charity. Monsignor Assef encountered St. Padre Pio who would become a spiritual father to him. He has lived in areas around the world serving in the Pontifical missions a Catholic organization established by Pope St. John Paul II to bring the good news to the world especially to the poor. He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops priests and sisters seminarians and other religious leaders. Building a kingdom of love reflections with Monsignor John Assef I'm your host Chris McGregor. Angels are so much on my mind today to talk to you about and I would like to begin with the guardian angel. I was very much enamored of my angel as a child. Ever since I can remember my brother and I were roommates and we had in our room you know that picture of guardian angel guiding this child across a bridge and we certainly he and I had so many scrapes as children we have some of them in our book but as two boys growing up and we were so companions because I can't remember being my memories go way back but they they don't go back before my brother because I was only a year and a half old when he came along so I always had this companion and so it's kind of easy for me to believe that I have a companion the angel the guardian angel is given to us from the first moment of our conception the guardian angel is interuterine he is given to you from your mother's womb and from the first moment that that egg fertilizes that is for that seed fertilizes that egg that soul that's blown into that person who now is going to be that's the beginning that's the moment your guardian angel begins to protect you and watch over you so he's with you and assists you in your life in the womb because how many more things are being told to us these days about what happens to the child in the womb it's a whole life in there if you're a single birth if you're you know are you my mother tells the story about that what do they talk about when a child is turned around and I was a breach breath I was going to be a breach birth and what happened to me is I got turned around and there's like all kinds of assistance that goes on within the womb guardian angel is right there assisting you in the birthing you know I think so many times we've it's good for a mother to know that that baby is being watched over and protected how that life is there and how the mother loves that baby from the moment that she knows she's pregnant and so the the baby is being watched over and cared for within the womb and then in the birthing your guardian angel comes with you that that angel stays with you from that moment of conception not only until you die but if you fail to go to paradise that angel reminds people on earth to pray for you so often you know some people who are not yet and may be in purgatory and not yet settled in their in their home forever in heaven that angels work is to go to the people on earth or to others to pray for that soul and I really believe that many of us are reminded oh my grandmother or my uncle so -and -so or having a mass offered for so is really inspired by the angel who comes and asks why don't you have a mass said for your dad why don't you have a mass said for your aunt Tilly so that there's there's that reminder to pray for the dead so until that's also because even in the liturgy itself it says at the death of a person may the angel lead you into paradise may the martyrs receive you on your way so as we go into the eternal city the angels are individually created angels do not multiply like humans so therefore if there are six billion people in this universe and each one of us has a specific guardian angel then there must at least be six billion angels God in making angels we always hear scripturally that there are myriads you know what myriads is millions and billions he just makes them and he creates them individually the least angelic creature is greater than any human creation you know after all man is only half spiritual half of him is material or physical he's half animal half spirit so that our bodily part it's no less beautiful it's a creation that we have feet and arms and legs and and we have a sex to us know that individual creation of my body is a very beautiful creation God has made the the marvel of a human body you know when I go to doctors and see especially if a person becomes ill the functioning of a healthy organ and a body is such a magnificent the eye the complexity of what an ear is or what a face is so what a brain is this is a magnificent each one of us who are human have been given this body creation and we have be given a spirit which is that part of us we are a body soul composite so that when we do die it's not only that the soul goes on to live because that's the part of us that will live eternally that's the part of us that's immortal but so is our body going to be so when the body and we believe that it's going to be raised from the dead we believe in the resurrection of the body so that it will participate in the glory of God in heaven forever or in the damnation in the fires of hell or whatever there is for eternal damnation and torture so we do know that we have any we are not made to die we are made to live eternally and because of Jesus who gives us a new life we are called now to live eternally in heaven he has given us the opportunity of salvation when he died on the cross Jesus saved everyone from the time of the cross back to Adam and Eve but they were not able to enter into glory because of Adam and Eve sin so he by his death on the cross brought salvation to every human being from Adam and Eve down to the year 33 and from the third year 33 to the end of time so that the cross is the salvation of all of mankind the desire of God was to save all of the human family each member of that family has a guardian now I'd love to go over that prayer angel of God my guardian dear to whom God's love commits me here so that God has sent an angel to be with me to watch over me to guard and to assist me to enlighten me to inspire me to guide me so this and we usually like to use the word guard because I think each of us is dealing with a lot of hostility in the world in which we live so there's a protective nature to this friend of ours and be careful watch for yourself and these inspirations that we receive daily and how many times you know driving along there's like an inspiration of why don't you take this street instead of that or that some different you slow down here this is like our guardian protecting us and I I often think how important it is to develop that relationship with our guardian angel to become more familiar I developed a very strong relationship with my guardian angel I think I had it as a child I kind of lost it and then it came back to me very early in my priesthood and I remember meeting a long tradition with Carmelite nuns who said to me why don't you ask your guardian angel its name because your guardian angel has a name it's a particular spirit and if you ask your guardian angel what your name is you would be able to become more familiar because you could call him by name and you could become more dependent on him and ask him and and then develop a closer relationship with him because every guardian angel has a nature it's an angelic nature it is hugely powerful and not incidentally every guardian angel is not the lowest rank of angel you could have a guardian angel from the archangel class you can have an archang you can have an angel that's your guardian from the seraphim or cherubim or Thrones I'll talk about those choirs of angels because they have enormous power each one in gradation and they they come according to the power that was given to them in their nature which is vastly different from each other they are all invisible creatures but they are all creatures made by God who have this nature and it's a particular nature I'm starting off with guardian angels because they're the ones I think that we're most familiar with we'll return to building the kingdom of love with Monsignor John Essip in just a moment did you know that discerning hearts has a free app where you can find all your favorite discerning hearts programming father Timothy Gallagher dr.
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"Angel reminds people on earth to pray for you so often you know some people who are not yet and may be in purgatory and not yet settled in their in their home forever in heaven that angels work is to go to the people on earth or to others to pray for that soul and I really believe that many of us are reminded oh my grandmother or my uncle so -and -so or having a mass offered for so is really inspired by the angel who comes and asks why don't you have a mass said for your dad why don't you have a mass said for your aunt Tilly so that there's there's that reminder to pray for the dead
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey, folks, welcome back. Talking to John Smearak, remember him, Z M I R A K. Everywhere I go, I meet people and they they they start talking to me, but they're grateful for my books and for the radio program. And pretty quickly, they veer off into how great John Smearak is. And I'm sick of it. I tell you, it's my show. I don't want to hear about Smearak. I'm done. John Smearak, we're talking about a lot of crazy stuff here. I mean, it's serious, but it's also crazy. You were just we're talking about the idea that I want to put out there for people to think about logically, if it's possible to think about what it means when someone says I am a woman trapped in a man's body. It doesn't really make any logical like it's it's an idea that has been thrown out and people go, oh, OK, and you think, how is that different from saying I am three women trapped in a man's body? I am two women and a Jaguar trapped in a man's body. I'm four butterflies and three women trapped in a man's body. I don't understand where this idea comes from, but we've kind of accepted it like, well, yes, this is a thing and we know. But science has nothing to tell us about this. Well, Eric, again, you're giving people ideas and I think it's very dangerous. But, you know, it's really there are two things going on. On the one hand, there is the tragic reality of people growing up broken and wounded, people being subject to sexual abuse, being exposed to pornography, having to witness their their their moms, having all different boyfriends, being shuffled from foster home into foster home. There are all sorts of things that happen to make people deeply unhappy. And we want to take that seriously. And we want to be kind and compassionate towards those people who are tormented. And when you're profoundly tormented, you reach around for explanations, you grab around for explanations. And what could be a more fundamental explanation than. My body and my soul are mismatched. That's a very basic thing. And if you are profoundly unhappy because of the results of other people's sins and the fact that you were mistreated as a child and maybe you have some biological issues as well, but the fallenness of creation and the sins of your fathers and your mothers have really afflicted you. So you're like one of the you're like the possessed person that Jesus encountered by the gathering slope. You know, you almost have devils. Maybe you do have devils. And so you look for an explanation that is powerful enough to explain to explain why you feel this terrible. And maybe in school, your counselors are misdiagnosing the fact that you have mild autism or ADHD or something, and they're shoving you into into this transgendered ideology, which is a in itself. So on the one hand, we do as Christians have to take really seriously and compassionately the fact that a lot of people are really messed up right now, especially in the youngest generation. And that this is that's this is the world we created. Love American style. The Playboy Playboy revolution, the sexual revolution has produced not just millions of aborted babies, but tens of millions of thwarted, messed up, confused, angry people because they as children were paying the price for adults who wanted to live like 16 year olds well into their 50s. So that, on the one hand, is something we as Christians have to take very seriously. But the false answer, the snake oil, the demonic insanity of the transgender movement, it's like the people who are running around in the 50s with trucks doing lobotomies. They claim that was a cure all. All you have to do is snip this part of your brain and you will you will be OK. You will be compliant with hospital staff. You will not cause problems. Well, now they're telling young girls you cut off your breasts, boys cut off your testicles. We can we scientists can solve this existential crisis that you're facing. So, John, I want to I want to just help my audience here, because what you're saying, this is so important. In the past, folks and John and I are old enough to remember this. Some of you will, some of you won't. But the fact is that science, just as John said, science in the 50s and 60s said we have a cure for all kinds of problems. It's called a lobotomy. And many, many people were subjected to this surgery where they were effectively turned into vegetables. The Kennedys did it to one of their daughters. I can't remember which one, but this is what science did. It was very real. The inventor of it, the inventor of the lobotomy was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Even her local sheriff said he wouldn't enforce the order. Her own attorney general said he wouldn't defend it in court. The only public figure who supported the governor of New Mexico in repealing the Second Amendment unilaterally was John Onwester, the Catholic archbishop of Santa Fe. That's right. When everyone else abandons you, the low IQ lavender Democrat who Pope Francis made bishop will be behind you. Unbelievable. We'll be back more with John's Mirack. I don't know where we've been. Could you tell me? Ladies and gentlemen, I'm still talking to John's Mirack and you get to listen. John, what else? So in my piece at Stream.org, liberal Christian CSS pets who need to be declawed, I have a segment from my new book, which is available for pre-order. No Second Amendment, no first. And that book, which you are kind enough to write the forward to, it's all about how our churches once were the sea beds of liberty. They were where the colonial militias would practice so that they could fight the Indians, fight the French, and then later fight the British for America's independence. And if you look at those sermons from the preachers in colonial era, it was all about the duty to risk your life, to lay your life down for your friends, to defend your community, to fight against crime and disorder and foreign invasion. There was no pacifism. There was no winsomeness. They weren't told to be winsome. That was muscular Christianity. That was strong. Winsomeness is one of the Ten Commandments. Are you sure about this, John's Mirack? You win some, you lose some. In fact, if you're winsome, you lose them all. Well, there's a place for winsomeness. It's just not a commandment at all times. That place for winsomeness is when you're dating and when you've done something that upsets your wife, then it's time to be winsome. Winsome is when you're apologizing because you did something wrong. Preaching the gospel is not something wrong. You should never apologize for it. Apologetics should not be apologetical. Sorry. When you are an apologist for the gospel, you have nothing to apologize for. That's better. So, I explain in my books, no Second Amendment, no First, which is available for pre-order from the publisher, Kalamo Books, how our churches have drifted away from the Christian worldview, from the Christian view of the person as this awesome creature, a little lower than the angels, made in the image of God, free but fallen, redeemed, responsible, worthy of freedom, with many duties, many responsibilities. Instead, we are the sad sack trousered apes that Charles Darwin described in his theory of evolution. And all the churches that have accepted Darwinism have accepted this sad sack pitiful view of man that really we're just kind of slubs who can barely grab our butts with both hands, who need to be protected from ourselves. We shouldn't have sharp objects because we'll put out an eye. And we need the government to protect us from ourselves and keep all the sharp objects safely locked away. And all we have are crayons because we are all permanent children. And the only adults in the room are the government and maybe the pastors who are in bed with Caesar and Mammon and Sodom. So, Archbishop John Wester is just the Catholic example of this kind of neutered veal calf pastor whose job it is to explain slowly using small words to the people why they don't have any liberties and they don't deserve any liberties. And Christ did not die to set them free. He's just our buddy up in heaven. He's made of nerf. He's inflatable, so you can fold him up and put him in the back of the minivan and take him with you to defeat. So, to me, the loss of gun rights, which is the most fundamental right, it's the final backup against tyranny that our founders put in the Constitution as like break an emergency, break glass. Okay. They want to take that away so that we can all be as helpless and neutered as the people in Australia who are locked in their homes during the whole COVID panic. All right, we're going to drag you over into hour two. Ladies and gentlemen, please support this program by going to mystore.com. Use the code Eric. Most of my books are available there in hardcover. Use the code Eric. Great prices, mystore.com, mypillow.com. Use the code Eric. We'll be right back with John Smirak. Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc.tv and local now channel 525.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"The Republican Party from George W. Bush to Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush was the Washington Generals. It was their job to lose gracefully to the Democrats the way John McCain lost gracefully to Barack Obama. They were the designated managed opposition. It's like in communist Poland, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was one opposition political party permitted. It was called the Agrarian Party. It was allowed to get 2% of the vote every year so they could say it was not a one party state. That is the rise. We'll be right back with John Zmierak. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm talking to John Zmierak. John, literally yesterday I was with a group of people who were raving about you. And I said, you don't know the real John Zmierak. He's even better than you think. I brag on you everywhere because I'm just so honored that I get to talk to you every week on this program. But I want to let you know that there are people out there. This is a couple from Alabama that I was with yesterday, delightful couple. And they were going on and on about you. And I'll talk to you about that later off the air. But you and I are talking about Ken Paxton and what just happened. Now, you cracked a joke that I shared on Twitter, which I guess you got part of it from the lawyer for Ken Paxton, but that the Bush era in Texas is over and they can all move back to Maine. I said to Maine and Greenwich, Connecticut, which is even more bushy than Maine. I want to dump them in New Haven. They'll be so scared. They'll be hiding. Well, I actually even have a better idea. I think Governor Abbott should put everyone who voted to impeach Ken Paxton on a plane to Martha's Vineyard. That's good. That's that's my joke and my theory that this is what he should do. Put them all on a plane to Martha's Vineyard response. The locals respond. My response was to knock them all unconscious and dump them all in quinceañera dresses in Juarez, Mexico. But that's because you're a nicer person than I am. Yeah. Well, no, I think Martha's Vineyard would be cruel enough. But anyway, so here, let's move on. Let's just say Ken Paxton has a great political future. My hope is that he finds somebody who could be a great successor and then runs for Senate and knocks out that stuffed taxidermied rhino, John Cornyn, who is, you know, unbelievably useless for a Texas senator. He is like the kind of Republican you expect to get maybe from Connecticut or Maine. But we have him, you know, uselessly occupying a chair. He's like Mitt Romney, you know, or like, I don't know, Governor Weld of Massachusetts. That's right. Just pathetic pseudo-conservatives. But yes, that would be amazing. But what's the what's the takeaway here? In other words, the takeaway is they went after Ken Paxton, but the takeaway lost this badly is kind of interesting. It seems to be a lesson here. The takeaway is never let the elites scare you. Never let them call you in the backing down. Don't go out quietly. Go out like Scarface. You want a piece of me? Say hello to my little friend that go out like Scarface. That's but I mean, it's just interesting to me because obviously the Bush rhinos in Texas really believed that they were going to do this. And so you kind of see this where they overreach dramatically. And then it goes very badly for them. You see this with Trump in a sense. They keep trying this and this and this and his poll numbers keep going up. It's it's very interesting. These are not very talented people who've been overpraised and overrewarded all through their cosseted, privileged little lives. And they they simply cannot believe that they can't just coast to victory and people won't just fall down and prostrate themselves before them as they walk down the street. My goal is to is to get these so-called whistleblowers who who were working essentially for the Bush's and make them unemployable. I want them making smooth smoothies at Cracker Barrel for the rest of their lives. So that that's my project. But I'd like to talk about another political victory. The governor of New Mexico attempted to repeal the Second Amendment by personal decree. She decreed that gun violence is a public health threat like COVID. When you hear the words public health, you should check your wallet and count the fillings in your teeth because someone is trying to steal from you. Someone is trying to tyrannize you. The words public health are a golden calf.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We'll be right back. Plenty more with John Smirak in hour two. Larry Taunton. ["Westbound 747 Theme Song"] Got on board a westbound 747. ["Westbound 747 Theme Song"] Folks, this is the last part of hour one, but we're gonna drag John Smirak over the border into hour two. And after that, we have our friend Larry Taunton on to talk more about the Tucker Carlson interview with Larry Sinclair. Stunning, stunning news. But John, you have a number of important pieces up at stream.org. One that involves what's happening with Ken Paxton in Texas. Right, so the Bush family machine, the Bush dynasty, which still has lots of tentacles of power, especially in Texas, is calling in all its favors to try to get the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, removed from office. And they made up a bunch of charges. They tried to keep the charges and the evidence against him secret. They wanted him to be removed from office based on secret charges and secret evidence, like double secret probation in the movie Animal House. But Raheem Kassam at the National Pulse, which is a great publication everyone should read, he exposed this and succeeded in forcing them to actually publish the cobble together, half-baked charges that the FBI talks about every four years at election time and never subjects to scrutiny. So they keep a permanent cloud hanging over Ken Paxton's head, they won't look into the charges because then they might be dismissed and they wanna use it as a political weapon. Well, the Bush family is angry at Ken Paxton for beating their loser nephew, George P. Bush, who is a liberal, who is barely competent, barely practiced as an attorney. When he was running for his last job, Texas Railroad Commissioner, he complained in Vanity Fair about needing to run for dog catcher before he got to run for president. So when you're running for an office, maybe don't tell the national media you think it's running for dog catcher. That might be a good lesson in Machiavellian politics, like too dumb to be a Machiavellian, sub Machiavellian, like the really dumb criminals in The Godfather who die and act alone. Anyway, the Bush family is punishing Ken Paxton for beating their latest excuse for a candidate and they wanna remove fraud from office. Ken Paxton is the guy who fought off a dozen Soros inspired lawsuits to try and make ballot harvesting and voter fraud easy in Texas. And if he had not filed these suits, if he is removed from office and next time doesn't defend against these suits, Texas will flip from red to blue, the way California flipped, the way New York flipped, those were one solid states that had Republican governors and Republican senators. That will never happen again. Texas will go that way, which means there will never again be another pro-life president, never again be another president who believes in religious liberty or controlling our borders or gun rights. Everything is on the line right now for America in the impeachment and supposed removal of Ken Paxton, Texas. So if you live in Texas, call your state senator and tell him, do not remove Ken Paxton and let him be replaced by some Bush crony who will cave to George Soros. Just say that.This is sobering stuff. This is hard stuff to think that this is happening in Texas. Didn't it happen to you? Didn't some random journalist you barely know come to you about this? Somebody approached me recently and said that you need to know Ken Paxton is a really bad guy and told me some stuff. And I guess the issue to me is kind of like when we're talking about Trump or we're talking about what are their policies? I can't speak to the moral life of Ken Paxton or to the moral life of Donald Trump or Winston Churchill, but what are their policies? I did a piece at stream.org where I talked about Winston Churchill had a lot of character flaws. He was an agnostic slash atheist. He drank like crazy. He was by contemporary standards, a racist. We have to go to a break here. We're gonna drag you over into hour two where you can complete that and other sentences, folks. Please go to mystore.com and use the code Eric. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the US. Over 15 million this year alone and many don't even know their victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated US-based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25% their first year at lifelock.com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome back, talking to John Smirak about mind blowing news. So John, you have an article on this subject at stream.org. Folks, I hope you'll go to stream.org, find John's article, share it, please take this video, share it. We're on rumble, we need you to share what we do here. Obviously YouTube wiped out this program so it's hard for us to communicate. We'd appreciate your help. So John, what else? Now my next column is gonna be entitled. Thanks a lot, Tucker. You just made Michelle Obama the next president. And what I'm going to do is explain how when the left, when they can't lie anymore, when they can't pretend, oh, Barack Obama is a church going Christian and family man. Okay, okay, actually it's not a church, it's really just a Marxist organizing hall. And yeah, okay, he was on the down low, smoking crack and having sex with men in limos. But you know what? We only had to lie to you because you were so bigoted. Obama said he opposed same sex marriage. He was lying, but he was only lying because you were such bigots. And it took the Supreme Court shoving same sex marriage down your throat for you guys to then accept it. And now that you've accepted reality and you overcome your bigotry to some degree, now we can admit the truth that of course he was for same sex marriage. Of course he was having sex with strange men in limos. That is the norm. You are the bigot, you are the freak. And here's a pet minister, here's a pet Catholic Bishop who's going to come and say that you are the Pharisee and you are crucifying Jesus if you condemn Barack Obama or Hunter Biden for smoking crack or having sex with strangers or selling access to the White House to the dictator of Kazakhstan. Okay, so let's review. I'm a Christian, John, you're a Christian. We disapprove of sex outside of marriage because the Bible and the church teaches that any sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is not God's plan. And because reality shows us the results of that in all the fatherless children in the ghetto who are on this fast, a lot of them are on the fast track to the penitentiary, young girls getting pregnant at 14, therefore they are statutory rape victims, but we won't talk about that. Kids growing up fatherless, the real world effects. This is not some taboo, like not mixing two different kinds of fabric that existed in the Old Testament. This is something that the necessity of families for children, of parents and stability for children, this is something that can be proved just by pure reason and statistical evidence. But the larger point that I wanna make, and of course what you just said is true and important, but the larger point I wanna make is that if I vote for Donald Trump, I don't change my position. I don't start to say, listen, adultery is a reality and we need to get over our taboos against adultery or sleeping with porn stars. We condemn that because it has always been wrong. The teaching of the church, the Christian belief has always said those things are wrong. What's happening now, of course, though, as I said earlier, is it only works one way. So they want to show what a hypocrite and a bum Trump is so they find something he said on a hot mic, which is now what, 18 years ago or something, and they make it sound like he gave it at a press conference or he gave it to both houses of Congress or something like that. Which would have been really funny, you have to admit that. The media is selective in that. And I think that's, to me, the bigger story here is that when you wake up and you realize, boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, have we been lied to and we bought the lies and we need to wake up and understand that we're living in a country that is no longer our own. They're not even giving us the basic facts to make decisions. I think the bigger story is that the Republicans knew all this stuff in 2008 and wouldn't use it. John McCain- You mentioned that before and that's pretty scandalous. John McCain wanted to be the Washington general who lost gracefully to the Harlem Gold Trotters and he humiliated Sarah Palin, his staff treated her like garbage, that he basically spat on his base. He refused to point out that Barack Obama was part of a communist church run by an anti-American, anti-Semite lunatic, Jeremiah Wright, for like 15 years who married the Obamas and baptized their children. Imagine if Donald Trump had belonged to some white racist cult. I think it might've hit the newspapers at some point. But the Republican establishment preferred Obama to telling the truth about Obama, the way they preferred Biden to Trump, the way that they preferred the Democrats to the Republican base. Okay, and I have to make a point that I've not made on this program. Everybody is all concerned that Mitch McConnell is no longer fit to govern because he froze up. I prefer the frozen catatonic Mitch McConnell to the Mitch McConnell who can do anything. Because- I think that was a glitch in the matrix and the programmers have fixed it. Yeah. So he will not glitch again. But the idea that people are upset that he looks infirm and that he's freezing, I mean, I'm much more upset when he's not frozen. I'm much more upset when he's doing the evil things that he's doing. So the point you make about these establishment Republicans, they're part of the Uniparty, they are not friends of American working people, they're not friends of We the People, they don't share the founder's vision for which patriots have died. And you're quite right, without the complicity of John McCain, Barack Obama would have never gotten past this kind of stuff. So it's- The real enemy to me, to me, the real enemy is not the Democrats, it's the Republican traitors. They are the ones, they are the real enemies. It's like, if you have a noisy neighbor whose dogs bark all the time and he plays horrible tinny music, that's one thing, that's bad. If he moves into your house and asserts squatters' rights, that's a heck of a lot worse. The Republican Uniparty, the establishment, they are squatters who have taken the master bedroom and they're raising chickens in your house. And you wrote a piece about this concerning Ken Paxton in Texas, which we've only got 30 seconds, but say what you want about that. Okay, yeah, yeah. Right now, Ken Paxton is being on trial for made-up ethics charges in the Texas Senate. Basically, his crime was to defeat George P. Bush, who is a dumb leftist dilettante, to defeat him for attorney general. So the Bush machine is pulling in all their favors, going to all the Christian leaders in Texas and doing the whispering campaign to try to get Ken Paxton removed. If he is removed, the Democrats will steal the Texas elections, the way they stole the Michigan elections. Texas will flip from red to blue, and there will be no large state in America that stands against pornographic textbooks and abortion and open borders.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"["The First Noel"] Once there was a way to get back homeward Welcome back, folks, talking to John Smirack about the undeniable blockbuster news from Tucker Carlson's interview with Larry Sinclair. Trying to make sense of this in 2023 is tough because we're living in a different world. We are living in Hunter Biden's America and we're just guests. And Hunter might ask us to leave at any time. Our elites have decided it's okay that the president was selling access to foreign oligarchs through his crack addicted son. That is the new norm. I just read a piece of WorldNetDaily reports that the fellow who said he had an intimate thing with Obama, let's see, Larry Sinclair. He gave a press conference back in 2008. Yeah. And as he left the press conference, he was arrested on an out-of-state warrant issued by Beau Biden, who was attorney general of Delaware at the time. So it's just a coincidence that Biden got Obama's critic shuffled off to jail instantly. Like when he left the press conference, he was arrested. And then just somehow Biden gets picked as vice president, but there was no connection there. There's no quid pro quo there, right? There's no connection at all. The fact that Biden then gets to be president, I think I did a piece at stream.org. I hope people read Barack Obama, president for life.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That was a scary Frank Gorshin level impression of Lindsey Graham. Thank you very much. If I really try to impersonate Lindsey Graham, it would be just too mean. It would just be too, too mean. It's not- I know, and you'd have to put on a dress like Marlon Brando in Missouri Breaks. Yeah, I call him Aunt Lindsey. And I think Lindsey Graham missed his vocation of handing out the hymn books in a flower print dress in the back of the Baptist church. Instead, we have him in the damn Senate. All right, so this will be a teaching moment about our racist drug laws and about the toxic nature of homophobia. And both Barack and Michelle's, both their daughters will be going to college campuses and getting cheered and getting standing ovations and getting $250,000 speaker fees for talking about dad being on the down low. And thank God now everybody can be out and proud about their lifestyle of doing crack in limousines and having sex with strangers. That will be the new normal. This is how this is gonna be played out by our media. And remember, this stuff was all known back in 2008. During the campaign, you know John McCain knew all about this. The way he knew that Jeremiah Wright was a communist who probably doesn't believe in God, that the church Obama attended, where he said in his memoir, ghost written by terrorist bill layers, he said, Jeremiah Wright explained to me how I could identify myself as a Christian by joining an atheist Marxist church, a black liberation church that was explicitly communist that simply utilizes the gospel as toilet paper for the revolution that uses Jesus Christ as a cheap substitute for Che Guevara. So John McCain definitely knew that Obama attended a communist church and he stopped people in the Republican party from talking about it. He probably knew about this. Certainly by the time of John McCain's funeral, which I think still may be going on, but the days that were televised of McCain's funeral, Barack Obama, you have Michelle Obama and George W. Bush smooching and holding hands with Barack looking on. This is the American establishment all gathered together. So your average Republican will mock up. We're gonna continue going to a break. We'll be right back. More with John Smirak. Hey, rain and snow on everyone.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You know, you guys, if you do that, you know, you pick up the bill for the meal. You get to pick the restaurant. You get to invite all your friends or nobody or whatever you want to do. I just give my evening. I put that out there because once in a while, people take us up on that. And we really can use the help. We need large gifts. We need small gifts. But the way to do it is go to Metaxas talk dot com. You'll see the banner. We're nearing the end of the campaign and we're really far behind our goal. If you can text if you prefer to text, you can just text my name, Eric to nine one nine nine nine. That's all you do is text Eric to nine one nine nine nine and something will come up. Or if you prefer to call eight four four eight six three hope eight four four eight six three hope. We really do need your help. We're a little bit desperate. And so I'm grateful to those of you who have given God bless you and to those of you who will give today. Thank you. I will continue to remind you because we really need your help. But it's my privilege to bring on to the program. Our dear friend John Smirak, John, welcome back. Hey, Eric, great to talk to you. There's a lot to talk about. I want to talk to you about the articles you've been writing. You write such extraordinary articles that I feel like I trip over myself trying to praise them because you they're very, very important. What you say is very, very important. But, you know, I aspire to this in my own writing, not just to say things that are true and important, but to say it in a way that is either entertaining or compelling. But that's readable because there's a lot of stuff out there that, well, it's true, but it's it's a little dull to read. Your stuff is the opposite of that. It's very, very entertaining. You manage to say many difficult things and many important things in a way that is entertaining. So I just want to thank you for using your gifts for God's purposes, because that's that's not a small thing, John, and you do it regularly. Yeah, I'm amazed at your output. People need to go to stream dot org and see your articles. And I always say this is a standing assignment, folks. I'm not really kidding. You always people say, what can I do? One thing you can do is you can share this video on social media. You can share John's articles on social media. I put them on my Twitter feed. If you're the only reason people might want to be on Twitter is follow me so that you can get access to John's articles and the articles of a few people. I'm banned from Twitter still. So the only way I can get my stuff out there is when Eric very kindly represents. So I've got one piece, Eric, that I hope you'll share soon called Should Congress Make Joe Biden King and Hunter Are Prince of Wales? Now, you might just think that's a funny, wacky article. But in fact, it's a dead serious article about what kind of country we are.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back, talking to John Zemirock, John, it's, it's, um, very disheartening, but something we have to face that many people on the GOP side really don't care about what is true or right or good. We've given them our votes. Many of us have over the years. And I think, uh, a number of Americans are waking up and realizing that, you know, the Paul Ryan's of the world, the Mitt Romney's of the world, they were playing a game, they didn't really, really care about you or me or about my parents or about the people that, that vote they didn't, they didn't really care. They were playing a game. I want you to remember John McCain's funeral. John McCain, who served heroically in Vietnam, was captured, was tortured, did propaganda broadcast for the Vietnamese. Unlike Jeremiah Denton, who was tortured and didn't, but John McCain basically acquitted himself well over there, uh, and came back over here and became a fanatical warmonger and in the pocket of the military industrial complex, John McCain strongly supported our stupid war in Iraq. He wanted another stupid war with Syria. He went over and met with the so-called moderate rebels in Syria and certified that they were indeed moderate and they were good people. And we soon found out they were Al Qaeda, the same organization that attacked New York on September 11th. They were Al Qaeda. Those are the people, John McCain wanted the US to shoot down Russian planes to help, to take over Syria, which would have led to the genocide of a million Christians in Syria, just as it had, the Iraq war led to the genocide of almost a million Christians in Iraq. John McCain didn't care. John McCain liked war. He liked war for its own sake. John McCain's funeral gathered all the worst people in America. Donald Trump was pointedly disinvited. And what a, what an honor that was. That's like a congressional medal of honor. At that funeral, you know, as they entombed McCain in that enormous pyramid on the national mall with a hundred horses and a hundred slaves, as they, as they put his mummy into the, into the pyramid. Okay. I was kidding about that part. I have to say, because, you know, it could be true. I don't want people going to Washington, DC to look for the John McCain pyramid. You might be disappointed. You might be disappointed. It has not been built yet. Right. Yet. Give it, give them time. Uh, but really you, we do have video of George W. Bush holding hands and smooching with Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama, who, along with Barack Obama, spent 20, more than 20 years going to the Marxist church of the black liberation movement, run by Jeremiah Wright, who, whose sermon in both said, God damn America over and over again. This is the pastor who told Obama how he could call himself a Christian, who married Michelle and Barack Obama and who baptized their children. So George W. Bush is smoochy smoochy with Michelle Obama, who said she was never proud to be an American until the day her husband was elected. So George W. Bush is willing to smoochy smooch with radical leftist black fanatics who hate the American founding and hate us. But he calls the January 6th peaceful protesters, the equivalent of the 9 11 hijackers, which tells me that on January 6th, George W. Bush was reading my pet goat and hiding in an undisclosed location. Well, listen, again, when you bring this up, right, that you see when I saw, um, innumerable examples of George W. Bush and his father hanging around, uh, hanging around, uh, really celebrating life with Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, these people, I mean, you think that, you know, if you really had any principles, you wouldn't do that. Um, you just wouldn't do that, but it became clear, uh, that these people are part of a unit party. Now, the generous way to look at it would be to say that, you know, we've had presidents in the past that we don't agree with. And I mean, I was happy to meet Jimmy Carter when I had the opportunity, uh, to meet Jimmy Carter, because I don't think of him as an evil person, but, um, the fact of the matter is that Jimmy Carter, just to show you that he was a fundamentally decent person, where did I meet Jimmy Carter in the church on the morning of the inauguration of Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter on principle, because it was, we, the people had elected Donald Trump showed up at the church service right across on the white house. And that's where I met him. So there is something to be said, whereas the Bush's bipartisanship, but we're not talking about that because the Bush's didn't go hang out with Donald Trump while he was president. They didn't even, they didn't attend the convention. They didn't vote for him. They wouldn't associate with him because Donald Trump represented the people, the rebellious people, the peasants, the sweaty unwashed multitude, the people who go to waffle house, that's a bridge too far. You can hang out with Marxists whose best friends like bill Ayers were actual communist terrorists. You can hang out with them, but waffle house that crosses a line, which we, which is a bright red line in the sand because it's a line of class. It's a social class. Look, you and I saw this, uh, for the first time, I think when we went to Yale, because both of us come from working class backgrounds. And when you come from working class background, you go to a place like Yale, you realize these people are different. Um, I, uh, uh, drifted along trying to be accepted by these people and took me many, many years really to wake up to what you were awake to when you arrived on the campus. But the fact is that these cultural elites sneer at middle America. And I got to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln did not sneer at middle America. Uh, they didn't sneer at the people, uh, who, who, who are called Americans. And we are now dealing with cultural elites who are, are so anti-American that they are now at war with we, the people that's what we're talking about. We've just never seen it this way before. It's it's really vivid. And again, I have a lot of criticisms of Donald Trump. I'm torn between him and DeSantis as to who would be a better president. Uh, but the movement behind Donald Trump is the best thing to come along in America since the civil rights movement. And it's confronting an evil of the same magnitude and entrench power or structure based not on justice, but on hierarchy, on privilege, on wealth, on disenfranchisement of the majority, on lies propagated by people in power. Remember what they did to us during COVID. And part of my criticism of Trump is that he went along with this. Let's, let's, uh, come back on that issue. Talking to John Smirak.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, I'm talking to John Zemirock. Have you given to food for the poor? I have to ask you because we are way, way, way below reaching our goal and we need you to step up. So I will keep reminding you, you can text Eric to 9-1-9-9-9. You can call 844-863-hope. You can go to Metaxas talk.com. John, you just brought up Rick Wilson, who was the head of the Lincoln Project. The Lincoln Project was a group of very, very bitter, vicious, never Trumpers, but that whole Lincoln group fell apart because of pedophilia. Yeah, you know, there were some interns, they were underage. These things happen, right? But we're child rape is a reality. We all have to live with it, man. Yeah, yeah, well, I mean, we're not joking. This is why the Lincoln Project, these never Trumpers headed up by Rick Wilson, whom you just were quoting. It's why they disbanded. Well, they haven't disbanded, but they fired the pedophiles that they knew about. Oh, that's good. That's a step in the right direction. Firing the pedophiles. Yes, at least the ones who've been who've been outed. Well, just but just to get back, you mentioned what Rick Wilson said and the viciousness, this is a subject here, the viciousness of those who hate Trump is fascinating to me, but it's not just Trump. These same people were saying, I hope you die of COVID when you and I wouldn't get the dead baby vaccine. When we didn't want our churches closed, they called our religious services super spreader events while, while allowing George Floyd riots, because at least those people were gathering to burn down, burn cop cars and set fire to public federal courthouses. We were just trying to pray to God. So obviously we were posing a threat. Do you remember, uh, who was that wonderful black businessman who ran for president, who died in 20 in 2020, he had used to run the pizza, a pizza business. Uh, he had run for president in 26. I know his name's slipping my mind. He was a really good man. He died of COVID after going to a Trump event and people were jumping up and down and joking about the death of an elderly black businessman, because he had gone to a Trump event. So he therefore deserved it. People gloat when Jake Gardner combat hero was driven to suicide with fake charges of racist murder. Uh, a Democrat state Senator in Nebraska went on Twitter and celebrated his death, gloated about it. People were fantasizing on Twitter about Kyle Rittenhouse being raped in prison. They hate us. They hate us the way the mob hated Jesus on Good Friday. They are mocking us the way the Roman soldiers mocked our Lord. So in that sense, we are, because we are fighting for unborn children and American Liberty and freedom of religion, we are suffering for the kingdom. So this is, we are blessed in a sense because we are being hated not because of Donald Trump as a person, not because of his many flaws and his many mistakes. We're being hated for the good things about it. For him defending our constitution. We're being hated for him appointing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. Remember the, the murder attempts on Brett Kavanaugh? Um, these people have the rage and the bloodlust that we saw in the Nazi mobs that attacked synagogues on Kristallnacht, in the Bolshevik mobs that tore down churches and murdered priests and nuns during the French revolution, during the Russian revolution. This kind of demonic hatred, which was directed at JK Rowling for saying that women actually exist. There is a fanatical hatred abroad in the land, and it's not just among Democrats. Uh, the Democrats wanted a one-party state. The Republican establishment wants to be the Washington generals who go out and lose gracefully to the Harlem Globetrotters every single night. Donald Trump joined the Washington generals, scored a bunch of points, and they won, and that threatens their job as designated losers. The Republican establishment... It's a brilliant, you've said this before, but that is a very brilliant analogy. When that actually happened, once, the Washington generals did win, and there was almost a riot. The audience went crazy and threatened to attack the Washington generals for daring to beat the Globetrotters, and it never happened again. That was the 2016 election, my friends. Well, I want to say that, you know, when we think about, uh, the GOP, and you, you've been ahead of this for, for decades, but there were people that I once openly, uh, admired, whether it's George W. Bush or John McCain, people that I thought were on our team. And I now see that those people were like the Washington generals. They were playing the game. They didn't actually want to win. These are the people, and it's... It was their job not to win. It was their job not to win. Just as it was John McCain's job to lose to Obama, and he did it well. In the, in the last, um, chapter of my book, letter to the American church, I'd talk about Ronald Reagan, uh, saying Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall and how Reagan actually wanted to win the cold war. And everybody in what we now call the deep state, everybody in the establishment from Colin Powell, uh, to Howard Baker, all of them said, Oh, Mr. President, you can't say that they wanted, quote unquote, detente. They wanted to continue this wicked, wicked, evil empire. They wanted to continue playing patty cake with the devil in the form of the former Soviet union. They didn't want actually to win. And every now and again, somebody rises up and we remember how Reagan was hated because they actually want to fight against evil. They don't want to play with evil. Uh, we're talking to John Smirack. We've got two more segments coming up. Got to remind you, please go to Metaxas talk.com. We really need your help folks. Uh, I wouldn't say it if we didn't. 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"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com. That's Legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be fooled. The real Eric's in jail. Hey there, folks, welcome to the program I have as my guest this week and every week, the great John Zmiraq, John Zmiraq. Thanks for everything you write and for being a regular guest. The only regular guest that I have on this program, certainly the only guest that I have every week. You've written an article. Most of your stuff appears at the stream stream dot org. And I say over and over and over again, homework for people who listen to this program. You need to go to stream dot org, print out John's articles, leave them around the food court at the mall, get your homeschool kids to read them, send them. And I'm quite serious. You need to send these articles to people, post them on social media because they're they're not just vital information on how to process what's happening to us in this country and around the world. But they are usually extremely well-written, always extremely well-written and often brilliantly funny. John, you wrote an article. I couldn't wait to talk to you about this. The title of it is Trump and legal team indicted for witchcraft, heresy and Sabbath breaking. A lot of us are struggling, but not often brought in federal court. These are usually state charges. Thank you. Thank you for your sarcasm. It's such a level of sarcasm that only dogs can hear it. It is really kind of an amazing level of sarcasm. But again, I mean, I've talked about this earlier in the week. What they're doing to Trump, ladies and gentlemen, ought to be sobering for everybody. Naomi Wolf, who is no fan of Donald Trump, wrote a piece on her sub stack that I posted on Twitter. And by the way, I hope you follow me on Twitter or I hope you're on Twitter just to follow me because I'm reposting John's articles and a lot of other stuff that you're not going to see anywhere else. But she wrote an article very, very wisely saying, listen, you don't need to be a fan of Donald Trump. What they're doing to him ought to scare you because it is unprecedented and it is eroding what liberties we have in this nation. So it's it's it's hard for a lot of us to process that this could happen in America. So, John, thank you for taking on the subject in your article. It's hard to know where to attack this. But first, let me tell you, stuff like this has happened in America before. President Woodrow Wilson imprisoned Eugene Debs, the leading critic of American involvement in World War One, put him in prison for years for violating the Sedition Act. He languished in prison for years as if he were a German spy for simply saying he didn't think Americans should be drafted to go fight in World War One, which Woodrow Wilson had run for president promising to keep us out of. So this kind of abuse has happened before. And no surprise under a Democrat president who was called a progressive. Well, let's be clear that as evil as that is, as evil as that was and as comforting as it is to think that we have been there before. The idea that they're doing this to a man that was at least once elected by the American voter to lead the country and that was probably elected twice and is beloved by scores of millions in this country. It is a chilling thing that things have become so politicized that that they would do this. And and, you know, the charges, I mean, you're mocking it in your article at Stream.org by saying he's indicted for witchcraft, heresy and Sabbath breaking. But what it might as well be that, you know, let's get into that, OK? First, I want to ask a question and see if you have an answer to this. When Kamala Harris went on television and said that the George Floyd riots wouldn't stop and she thought they shouldn't stop. And when she put a bail for people arrested for arson in those riots, why was she not charged by a federal prosecutor for inciting insurrection? There's there's an answer. Do you know what the answer is, Eric? Um, she's a she's a light skinned pseudo black woman. Oh, no, no. The First Amendment to the Constitution. Oh, oh, the First Amendment. I forgot that that's still in effect. I'm sorry, John. Yes, well, I take back my previous answer. Yeah, well, it still applies to Democrats. That's the point of a narco tyranny. A narco tyranny is that the whole complex of constitutional and civil rights exists if you're on the side of the people in power. And we have all sorts of laws that can be minutely applied and used to prosecute people. But they will not be used if you're allied to the people in power. They will be used if you oppose the people. Excuse me. Let me let me clarify. It it doesn't have to do with the color of a person's skin, because we know how the left hates Clarence Thomas. Right. And how they hate others. In other words, it has to do with what's in your mind. It has to do with what you believe. And if your beliefs are not consonant with what they believe, they think of you as an enemy and they will come after you. And that's basically why they're going after Donald. So it is it really is the ideology of the mafia, the ideology of a of a Latin American drug cartel. If you are on our side, we will protect you. We'll go a long way to protect you like they protected Jesse Smollett. At some point, we might throw you under the bus like Michael Avenatti, because we don't need you anymore. But you can get away with a lot. If you're doing it on behalf of the Biden regime and if you're doing it on behalf of the deep state on the other, you can burn down cities. The rioters who attacked various cities across America are winning legal judgments against the police because they rough them up a little trying to get them to stop burning the city down. Meanwhile, they tried to send Kyle Rittenhouse to prison for life or first degree murder for defending himself. They hounded Jake Gardner, an American combat hero, to suicide for defending himself and his elderly father from rioters attacking their business.
"john d" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back talking to John Zamirak. So, John, we're talking about your dialog over at Stream dot org with Jason Jones on what's going on in Russia and the Ukraine. So the point we're trying to make is several things can be true at once. What Putin is doing is violent and horrible. That is true. The U.S. helped to provoke it. That is also true by pushing NATO further and further, closer and closer to Russia's borders. If you're talking about making Ukraine part of NATO is every bit as provocative to Russians as first shift putting nuclear weapons in Cuba. And John F. Kennedy was willing to risk a nuclear war to stop Russia having missiles in Cuba. Russians see NATO's presence in Ukraine as being as much of a threat as John Kennedy saw nukes in Cuba. And John Kennedy was willing to risk a nuclear war over that. So will Putin be. So these these Republicans especially talking about welcoming Ukraine into NATO. They are they are literally tap dancing on a minefield, but they're all nuclear weapons and we're going to get blown up. So, yes, what Putin's doing in Ukraine is wicked and aggressive and terrible. Yes, the U.S. helped to provoke it. No, we should not risk the destruction of American cities in order to stop it. Yes, it needs to be stopped. OK, we need to call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and a negotiated peace, which involves some tradeoffs. Ukraine is going to have to give up some land, land that was full of Russian speakers before the war. And people will say, oh, you're appeasing Putin. You're rewarding aggression. I would remind them that the southwest of the United States was conquered from Mexico in a war of naked aggression by the United States. And we're not giving that back to Mexico. Sometimes wars of conquest result in the revision of borders. And looks like Russia is going to have to be given a piece of Ukraine in return for leaving the rest of it in peace. And what it might have to be is a tradeoff that they get that part of the country that they had taken up to a certain date. And then Ukraine is allowed to join NATO. I don't think Ukraine and NATO is safe. I don't think it's wise. It's a nuclear war tripwire in an unstable country that run by corrupt politicians, half of whom have been bought off by Russia. I really think NATO should be dissolved. I think NATO has long outlived its usefulness. It's a suicide pact right now. It's a nuclear suicide pact and it serves no purpose. I agree. We've talked about this on the program before. I find it bizarre. And again, I always think maybe I'm missing something. But when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, why did NATO exist? NATO existed because of the Soviet Union, not because of Russia. And the idea that there are these people pretending that Russia is like, you know, the Soviet Union under Brezhnev, I don't get it. I mean, and I guess you make the case that it's just that they really are, you know, neocon warmongers, that this is good for business. It's good for business. They enjoy feeling tough. They kind of spice their testosterone level a little bit to fantasize about other Americans, blue collar Americans going over there and kicking some Russian butt while they sit in Foggy Bottom and drink their frappuccinos. But here's another important point that Jason and I got into. There's a problem on the alternative right, the part of the right that we trust. You know, Tucker Carlson, Gateway Pundit, all the people you and I have come to trust. Why have we come to trust them? Because they were right about COVID.
"john d" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
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"john d" Discussed on Bob Bain's Farside: Paranormal Podcast
"She had sharp facial features along black down, long hair, bone dark hair, and same thing, chalky white skin and the fourth was what I call this dark force entity that was a black hooded figure with glowing red eyes. So I'm clearly for several seconds bob and then they just dissipated. They didn't just suddenly vanish. They just dissipated and as they were dissipating all the chaotic stuff that was taking place in the house suddenly stopped and then we left and my mom had a new man in her life at that point in time named Richard and we left and went to Richard's house and we stayed there for a couple of days. Were these entities almost enslaved to this black entity that the human figures almost enslaved to the demonic figure you think or what? I don't know. I really can't say. I don't know. You know, I could tell you what I saw. But I don't know the specifics to it as to what the situation was. As you guys older and maybe even recently, have you ever looked at the history of the land or the house itself? I never did, but it had a close friend that did. And he was part of the AI episode, his name's John D romine and he wrote a book about the area called the enigma of the wishing rock. And in that book, he describes a structure that's located two miles south from where the house is and the structure is called the wishing rock. And it is a gigantic boulder like structure that sits in the middle of the Woods. It just sits in the middle of the Woods and it's been there for a long, long time, John says it doesn't match up with any of the other landscape and it is a bizarre place. So he further researched it and according to his research, Native American tribes used to gather and worship their saying that this place had Supernatural powers and they would have treaties there and all this.
"john d" Discussed on The Higherside Chats
"Physics. If you want to phase conjugate lasers you must have an anc stroke level accurate opposing from opposite direction when he degrees our face and they must meet in a super high dialectic call the face contradict mir which incidentally was how the olmec telephone ancestors in obsidian mirrors john d did for ancestor phone calls because the face country mirror invents launch doodle and thus in sister phone calls so in physics of face concert mirrors the first place optically we're time reversal. And they contribute was measured now if you ask physicist how that works. They don't have a clue but what they do know. Is that the super tight. Electric material is key in case of conventional pace county in optics experience shun. Putney in the case of the ancients it was the ground rock power cobblestone but in both cases super hydroelectric enable permissive non-destructive. Charge collapse at angstrom quantum levels which means the pine cones got to kiss noses permissively enabling the implosion through the speed of light apoplectic threshold called phase conjugation which is specifically where the waves can conjugate perfectly and which no physicist before mean realized is precisely the problem only solved by the main ratio by the way my friend. Bob rustled here but will funded than for that if you wanna use lasers triggered medicine under the skin best way to get. No heating was golden ratio from. Wow but so face. Confiscation basically a name for implosion in sub quantum distances to plunk like over ratio all in face conjugation based magnetics for example. I invented as lisbon. Rauscher confirmed when she measured the frequencies for magnetism which caused pain reduction in her fda trials and later she saw that. I predicted with My equation which by the way other frequencies By magnetic oil at therapy dot net so faced magnetics face country done electric's basic directors are very cool in the paper on. It is call allison barium titan naval and that's the pay grim-faced dialectic. It gives you a clue because self organization is so little understood by physics. Why is one face. God's could feel over here self organizing find one on the other side of the room. The low of those shelf awareness is a name for the implosion. That results from phase conjugation. That's what self awareness is the ability to now distribute yourself re reenter the electoral definition consciousness. Also defies the perfect conclusive plasma. Vortex face catch fish While now it all makes sense. It's done stuff man but it is super fascinating to hear about and let's talk about john. Dis angels or these higher beans. Maybe be angels was a bad term to apply to them from the beginning. But you say they are giant plasma beans and let me just read this quote here when the plasma domains which are the sacred letters converge at conjugate angles. They create a central pedal force where pinecone kiss noses and their you access ancestral memory and the collective unconscious because they are plasma and their you access very large interstellar plasma beans and they're the larger context of life emerges so our ability to communicate with these very large plasma beans. I view personally as being survival critical for our species. Wow well you gotta tell us a bit more. What are the steps. People can take to move towards this communication. And why is it so important well again. Let's try to be as concrete as possible in the first part of the question. Which is you know the reason. Our tornadoes are earned. Steered is the same reason our elemental cz are not acknowledged by not playing with elemental we condemn ourselves to drought and tornadoes. Literally true moon plasma beings are some intervals of the success of nature that if we don't work with them actively we are condemned to death quite literally and they regard us as drunk and stupid because we don't work with them and talk to them and playing with him. I was at fender. I story but those last being so just like any other orb. You know if you've got fresh cut biologic material like trees you'll have orbs in place plasma. But if you got a metal steel aluminum building with electrosmog every single orbin plasma elemental and ghost is mmediately. Toast kill debt. So our urban areas automatically instant death every plasma living elemental being because it is non permissive to church distribution so charge distribution efficiency describes not just consciousness only place where cell as living plasma can for the same reason why there find out. Networks if you've got a roomful natural true but doesn't work. If you room was full of metal and mind the same reason why negative ion wind hospital proven to be profoundly. Healing is immediately dead if you filled room. Synthetics electric and metal. So that's an introduction to talking to living plaza and living plasma beams locally we had pictures golden mean dot info slash. Go biology and we lust is urgent that we teach our children to work with the forces. If our species is to survive ends absolutely clear but you see the problem is we don't even realize that the aura around the human body is the only way to get an immune system and survived death to help we possible deal with plasma beings of our plants and you know our nature so we must realize that plasma clouds are life once we do and we can talk about the big ones gray points. Plasma clouds are life. I'm on board with that even though it feels like we're conditioned away from a lot of the type of thinking and information that you're so focused on and it makes me wonder about your thoughts on what the elite predator class knows about these things because there is a presentation you've given called the mystery of the pentagram in ceremonial magic and its connection to the angelic fantastic working in it. You say that while you're doing with a pentagram is creating a self organizing sacred space and then the description of this presentation you mention pentagram equals pentagon and that stuck out to me. Are you implying that the builders of the pentagon knew something about these principles and created their own self organizing sacred space. 'cause there's plenty of evidence. The cia has definitely studied these things without advertising very much clearly. There's a lot of power in this stuff. And thus an incentive to protect it from being widely known. Do you get the sense that someone up there at the top of the pyramid understands and preserves the sort of knowledge or perhaps even weaponize it against the commoners. What do you think well. You're asking a question. i mean. Clearly the government has been experimenting with remote viewing and other things for decades. That's obvious the tragedy. Actually is the one part of that tragedy that i would like to focus on here is after opinions and maria or.
"john d" Discussed on KCRW
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