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A highlight from Selects: Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
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I've chosen our episode from November of 2019 on cockney rhyming slang. This is one of those silly episodes That's also packed with a lot of interesting information and I remember Chuck and I having fun making it So I hope you'll enjoy listening to it, too enjoy Welcome to stuff you should know production of I heart radio And welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant right there. There's Jerry Roland right there So that makes this stuff. You should know right Can't top that I was trying to think a way to say welcome to the podcast in cockney rhyming slang Can you make an attempt my I'm my brain is so broken right now. I can't even try. Okay, good good Well, welcome. It's a good good time to record a show You're gonna do some cockney in here, right? We want to offend as many Londoners as we can I don't know just just channel a little Dick Van Dyke. Oh You know Yeah, the American Doing a bad cockney accent. Well, I did recently rewatch the limey Yes Casey's for benefit. Yeah, the great great movie from Steven Soderbergh. Never seen it. It's awesome. Is it really? Yeah, I mean, I know it's like a classic and everybody loves it. But I mean, it's really that good Yeah, because a lot of people liked I don't know the hangover. I Like the hangover. Well, how would you how would you like the limey and the hangover same level? Yeah, they're the same movie almost. All right, it's weird. Well, then I've seen the hangover so I don't need to see the limey Lemmy's great and Terence stamp is Awesome, and it then uses some cockney rhyming slang and one great scene My big exposure to cockney rhyming slang is lock stock in two smoking barrels Snatch. Yeah, which I think are both directed by Guy Ritchie, right? Wasn't lock stock like his first attempt and snatch was the one that like Got him married to Madonna you a fan of his yeah, I mean as much as I Like his movies, I don't like him personally necessarily cuz he like hunts bore like a jackass does it like yeah No drunk with his friends in the most like disrespectful way of murdering a pig. I admit his movies But yeah, I do like his movie sounds like he's a creep, too I'm not gonna go on record saying that but Yeah, those movies are okay and then I guess what's his name Don Cheadle a little bit in Oceans 11 sure he did a little bit of that right and I mean like It's code to Americans. It's oh, there's like a criminal a British criminal, right? That's all that means these days Yeah, I think so in movies. It's definitely Like all of those are criminal right criminal people in the movies They're like, you know kind of slick cool criminals that wear leather coats and stuff like that Not dumb criminals that wear like football jerseys or anything like that. They're like, you know smooth criminals That's I think what I was looking for. Yeah, but This this idea of associating it with cockney is not necessarily associating it with criminals. It's more associated with like Lower class working class less educated definitely not the aristocracy over in Britain yeah, or the upper class sure and that by by speaking with a cockney accent or More to the point using cockney rhyming slang you could really differentiate yourself To as a point of pride, right? Like you were speaking like your group your in -group which was at the time cockney, right? But the big surprise to all this is it's really possible and even probable that it wasn't the cockney that came up with this Rhyming slang that it was somebody else altogether. Maybe who knows should we say what it is? No Not for the rest of the podcast cockney rhyming slang Wasn't even Very clearly defined in this piece. Okay, did you think it was? It's in there. Okay, you got to just kind of separate the wheat from the chaff So it is a two -word phrase and is a slang phrase Consisting of two words so far so good where the last word of that phrase rhymes with the original word and It can be and I think the best way to do this is just to throw out a few no. No keep describing Well, the two -word phrase it can be it can be a lot of things it can be a person's name It can be just something random can be a place could be a place. It could be a lot of things it can be anything Yeah, sure. I guess it can be But shall we illustrate it through? Well, there's a second part to it. Okay, the second part and this is very important the Two -word phrase that you're using to that where the second one rhymes with the word you're actually saying Yeah, the original word the original word. Thank you Usually has nothing to do with it. There's no metaphor. There's no connection. There's no Nothing, there's no there's no context to it It's supposed to just be random or in most cases. It is just random words right one of which rhymes with the word you're replacing and To further complicate things sure In a lot of cases and no one knows why sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't a lot of times that one of the words Of the two -word phrase is dropped. Yeah, and then you're just left with the one word Which doesn't even rhyme with the original word anymore, right? That's I mean, that's probably the best description of cockney rhyming slang anyone's ever given So I think we should illustrate it with a couple of examples. I pulled some from From something called the internet Here here's one the the tip and tete That's how long it took me to come up with that Tip and tete for internet, but in ten years, it'll just be called the tip I'm gonna log on to the tip governor So let's say your word was and this was in oceans 11 specifically trouble is the word that you're trying to say Cockney rhyming slang for trouble is Barney rubble awesome And so you would say you're making a bit of the bonnie rubble again, right when somebody that was kind of Who was that? Making a bit of bonnie rubble not the see I already did it wrong No, but I think you that's not like a real person to an American for sure. Oh, yeah Um, I can't I can't I'll shout it out. Later. Oh, man. I finally did a good one No, but it wasn't a cockney person, okay for Another example Queen They would use the term baked bean Look who's on TV. It's the baked bean And that's the Queen. I like that one or in the case of one that's been dropped What is Ed use here bees and honey? That one is not dropped for money. Okay, but which one was apples and pears right? Right, so you would say I'm gonna go up the apple and stairs Apples and pears. Oh, man Let me retake this everybody You would say I'm going to go up the apples and pears to go get my wallet to pay for this pizza Or something to that effect. Okay, but then over time people drop the pears And so now the word for stairs in cockney rhyming slang is just apples Which if you're just standing there on the outside like a normal American bloke sure, which by the way means person You have no idea why this person just called stairs apples You got what they were saying because the context is there you're going up the apples to get your wallet to pay for the pizza But why would you just say that did you did you hit your head? Is there something wrong with you? What's the problem? Why would you just call that apples? Yeah, that's why it's so confounding But the great thing about cockney rhyming slang and in particular the great thing about researching cockney rhyming slang is you learn How you get from apples to stairs and then it makes sense sometimes Yeah, that's true. It's not always. Yeah, sometimes there's It's not documented which ed points out is one of the problems sometimes you can draw the line the through line But because it's not documented and sometimes these things take years and years to morph into its final version right unless you unless you're you know on the What would you call street on the dole? No on the streets, then I wouldn't know but I don't know what streets is you can't just make stuff up like there's real words I'm the drums and beats So you're on the drums right, but they probably have a word for streets like that's the whole point You can't just make anything up, but the you could if it hasn't been taken yet sure Also, that's the other thing about cockney rhyming slang is it evolves right so old celebrities that that no one even knows about anymore Fall away to new celebrities whose name also rhyme with you know whatever word you're saying right? I thought you meant old celebrities who maybe used to talk this way like Michael Caine no He's never said any rhyming slang in his life. No of course you got to see the movie Alfie Maybe that's who it was it might have been Michael Caine. I'll take that Michael Caine. I think it was as a matter of fact Thank you, I'm glad you did it. Noel always says a good joke is to say Michael Caine in the correct accent say the words my cocaine And it sounds like Michael Caine saying it then it sounds like that the correct accent for Michael Caine all right say it my cocaine Well you just blew that one out of the water You Gotta set me up in the future Okay, well there's I've got it two ways now, man, okay, here's the thing my cocaine That's my cocaine That's pretty good Michael Caine. It is good. You're right. No. You just got to say it the right way and not like a robot Josh So here's that one of the things is sort of confounding if you want to look up a like a glossary and Say well, here's what I'm gonna. Do I'm gonna learn cockney rhyming slang so for my trip to England I'm really you know. I'm really in with everybody First of all bad idea yeah second of all it's it can be very localized Mm -hmm and the accents are all different Yeah, so even people in London sure who both who all use well people in London Do but the people who use cockney rhyming slang in London yeah might not even agree on what word is means What I'm just picturing all the people walking around England laughing their arses off. I can't wait to get to that one As we stumble through this um yeah, it had a really good Example of why there's no codification of the cockney rhyming slang He said that when people are creating a language especially informal ones like slang They don't write it all down quote dear diary referred to my house as a cat and mouse today because it rhymed We all had a good laugh might try. Just calling it cat tomorrow and see how it goes It is it sounds funny, but that's that's how it works stumbling across the diaries And here's the other thing too is there are cases where there is a little bit of a reflection of the original word and the example that it gives here is twist Yeah, like to call a woman a twist mm -hmm Which I don't know if that's derogatory or not or just some weird slang that no one uses anymore I don't think so although I don't know so yeah these are also the people who use the C word like it's nothing Man I can't wait to go back there Which we're gonna do soonish right? I'd love to do in 2020. Maybe yeah, all right So twist came from twist and twirl which meant girl which is They were talking about like dancing with a girl twisting and twirling in a nightclub Let's say so there is some connection in that one. Yeah, so girl and ended up becoming twist So that sort of makes sense there's another one called on your Todd After a guy named Todd Sloan and it means on your own Right and the thing is is like on your Todd it makes sense Sloan rhymes with own It doesn't have to have any connection, but that one actually does yeah Cuz Todd Sloan was a famous jockey in the 19th century like horse jockey. Yes, okay? What other kind is there disc jockeys? Oh, yeah, sure So his book his memoir was called Todd Sloan by himself Which is weird to refer to yourself in third person for your memoir Hmm, but there was a line in it that apparently East End East Enders in London like really picked up I was left alone by those. I never ceased to grieve for It's still like the idea of being alone or on your own Became synonymous with Todd Sloan his name just happened to rhyme with that So it's one of those rare ones where there is a connection to it and also rare Chuck in that This is a 19th century horse jockey and still today on your Todd is recognized as on your own Whereas a lot of people probably have no idea exactly who he is and when that happens That frequently that person gets moved out for potentially another celebrity or another word That's a little more understandable or recognized another new jockey two people today, right? Yeah exactly which can you name one? Nope? Nope Alright, maybe we should take a break and we'll talk about some of the other some other examples after this message In a world where modern technology is rapidly reshaping our day -to -day lives the new podcast Technically speaking an Intel podcast uncovers the remarkable ways tech is improving our livelihood across the globe brought to you by Ruby Studios from I heart media in partnership with Intel technically speaking is your passport to the forefront of AI's marvels in modern technology each episode will Take you on a riveting journey as you discover the awe -inspiring innovations of our modern world from game -changing innovations Revolutionizing early cancer detection to AI software that detects pests on crops that can be detrimental to seasonal yields tune in for Conversations that are shaping tomorrow today.
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Fresh update on "josh k" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
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A highlight from Interest Rate Hikes FINISHED?! (Crypto War NOT Over)
"Welcome to Discover Crypto! It is September 20th. It's 11 .30am. How are we all doing? We got Drew and AJ on the ones and twos today, folks. We're going to talk about the Fed. We're going to talk about what are they going to be saying with the interest rate hikes. And also we're going to be talking about Bitcoin and other cryptos. AJ, how are you doing today? I'm doing great, man. Another day in the life. Let's get it. Drew, how are you doing? Oh, just great. You know, can't complain. Well, you can. You can. You complain when you get home. You'd like, you know, just really vent to your two -year -old. Yeah, that's where I do it. Deezy, did you see the tweet that went out yesterday about the show I'm doing with from George from Cryptos R Us? What? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, he's with Blockchain Boy and Neutron. Joshua Jay. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. So we're all like, it's for crew, like, plus, you know, and basically we're all doing something different. I believe, like, Josh is doing like a news kind of show and Blockchain Boys. I'm not really sure what Blockchain Boys doing, but I know the videos are going to start coming out here pretty soon. We're still like brainstorming my concept, but I have a really good, like, rough idea of what I'm doing. But it's going to be really interesting to see how, like, where this goes. And I'm just fun to excited to do something different, you know? And I'm excited. We got Frankie Candles doing the charts today. I see Frankie getting ready in his neon square. He's in his, like, little neon area. I don't know if, oh, he can hear me. He's showing some recognition and anticipation of what Deezy is going to say next. Yeah, we saw the Donald Trump Jr. tweets. It looks like he got hacked. Also, Rob, you're popping it. Hey, we're going to see you back. Can't wait till you come back. All right, let's just get right into crypto. Marc Kepson's Drew is done. Am I too tall? Am I too tall? Too tall for the camera? Look, I got to stand. I got to do these shows a lot, you know? I take the shoes off. So I shrink, you know? They come in. I'm like 6 '11", and I take the shoes off. Then I drop back down to 6 '3". I got the Tom Cruise lifts. All right, Bitcoin is falling a little bit, folks. We were in the green this morning when I first woke up. Now we are down 0 .6%, and Ethereum is down 1 .3%. But XRP looks pretty good. XRP is up. It is up 0 .8 % on the day so far. Meanwhile, Cardano, I woke up this morning. It was up, but now it's down. It is down 0 .7%. Dogecoin down 1 .3%. TonCoin finally cooling off a little bit for the week here. It is down 1 .2%. Litecoin has taken a little bit of a beating, folks. Litecoin is down 5%. We talked about Litecoin a little bit yesterday on ATB. I highly recommend you check that out after this stream. All right, let's look at the top gainers. Then we're going to look at the top losers. You know, I have a streak of keeping my coins in the losers, but not today, folks. I'm feeling good. In fact, maybe I'll have a coin in the top 10. Who knows? All right, here we have Caspa leading the way. Caspa is just on fire, folks. The people who bought Caspa at $0 .01, $0 .02, looking good. Just put in a higher high too. You got past that last one, yep. All right, we are now above a nickel, and it looks like maybe price discovery mode for a Caspa. XDC is up 4 .3%. Maker is up. Radix is up. Aave is up. I have a coin in the ties. A little Solana. I think maybe I have some Arbitrum. Maybe. I'm not even sure I have to check. Then we have, you know, XRP is up 0 .8%. We got gold. Gold's moving to the upside. The graph moving to the upside, even though Bitcoin and ETH are down. Okay, so it's not all blood in the streets, but hopefully, it's not going to be blood in Deasy's wallet, guys. And again, I promise you, I do not check this ahead of time. I kind of like being surprised. I like discovering it with you. So let's discover cryptos, Deasy's coins in here. I'm looking good today. All right, I don't know how long the streak has been continuing. I don't know when's the last. I think I last held Litecoin in 2021. Never had Thor, Phrax, eCash, or I know Frankie likes to trade Adam. I like to trade Eve. So maybe we'll talk to him about the Adam is falling 4 % here. Litecoin down 5%. Thor chained down 5%. Any of these coins, you know, peak it. Well, if you go at it, I do have two in the top 10. I got two in the top 10. Just, you know, just to make it feel good. But any of these screaming at you here? Yeah, Thor, Litecoin, Phrax. Not surprised really to see. I mean, everything kind of came up yesterday. I'm still kind of sticking to the theory that the pump we're seeing could possibly be a bull trap. I think, you know, when we get into the FOMC news, the pauses that is likely coming is going to be bullish for the sentiment. I'm just still like kind of macro worried based off of the stock market sharks. Actually, the Algorand, you know, down 2 .8%. That one's kind of obviously yelling at me a little bit. I have a theory coming up, but I'm not going to say it right now. But I'm making a video about it, about Algorand. So stay tuned for that. OK, so you're going to create more? I'm going to create more. I create more crypto content every day and some of it's about Algorand. But I like how it's a period. Create more. No exclamation point. Just create. It's more like create more. Oh, OK. Great. More. Great. Great. Yeah. All right. Well, we're going to create some stories here about the feds. What are they doing? I don't know if we've ever had an article from this news organization. ABC. Shout out to Mickey Mouse and the Disney crew here. Fed to decide on a rate hike. Testing optimism about a soft landing as inflation rises again. Upon announcing the Fed Reserve's latest rate hike decision in July, Jerome Powell spoke out a lectern in Washington, DC for a half hour before he dropped a bombshell. The Central Bank staff has abandoned its forecast of a recession. Staff at the Fed, in other words, now expect the Central Bank to achieve a soft landing, an outcome in which the US brings down inflation while avoiding a downturn. Inflation has ticked up for two consecutive months, reversing some of the progress made in the effort to bring price increases down to normal levels. Meanwhile, oil prices have soared, threatening to push inflation even higher. Well, they got like moving ads. Whoa, whoa, what's going on here? Calm down, ABC. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Fed to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged, affording policymakers time to weigh their next move as a rapid series of previous rate hikes take full effect. I was looking at Caleb Franzen's tweets. We're at 99 % on the prediction market unchanged today, right? Have you been looking at the, when is the next one? Is it November? I can pull the calendar. I'm pretty sure it's the end of October. I think it's like maybe on Halloween. Let me double check. Oh, on Halloween is going to be spooky. Okay, Drew, are you going to give out candy this Halloween? Absolutely. You know, but actually I'll be doing candied apples. Okay, I'm going to be giving out pamphlets on inflation to children. Yeah, you know, you could have got Reese's pieces, but blame Jerome Powell. You can take advantage of the time and the season to teach your children about tax. Tax them. Like attacking kids for their pillowcases of candy? Taxing them heavily. Yeah, take 33 % of every Snickers bar they get. That's right. Yeah, that's just the way it is. Why wait? Welcome to America, you know? And yeah, the next FOMC is October 31st, November 1st, so. Okay, okay. October 31st. All right, all right. Halloween, what's Jerome Powell going to dress up as? Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Pat, do you want us to dress up on the channel? I might be willing to dress up in a costume. I might be willing. You know, every - I could break out the green spandex, go old school. You know, every Halloween, AJ disappears and a Mr. Meeseeks just shows up. Okay, I heard existence is pain though. Existence is pain. We're not fumbling around for meaning here, Deezy. All right. Well, I'm fumbling around for this rate of inflation. It eases slightly 6 .7 % despite the oil prices surging. You know, like we said, I think the oil is going to be a leading indicator, so inflation will trickle down from the oil prices. If you want to think about it, it's going to cost more money to get those bananas to drive from point A to point B because they're going to have to spend more in the gas tank. This is going to be - It's just give it a while, let it roll out to the rest of the economy. Namely, food. Oil prices really, really like to impact food prices a couple months down the line. Well, we're looking at the ONS as the Office for National Statistics, and they said the consumer price index measure slowed in the 12 months to August from the 6 .8 figure reported the previous month thanks to food rising at a weaker pace during the month compared to August 22. During the X minute, I have a tweet about Canadian food prices, and I just kind of look at where they've gone over the past 20 years. It is shocking. It is shocking. I used Bard. I was like, this doesn't feel right for the price. I went to a Canadian grocery store, and I went low. I went low. There's expensive eggs and cheap eggs. I typed in the cheap egg price. It was still very scary. All right, well, we have predictions. Jerome Powell's got his ideas. You notice I was thinking about this BlackRock. What is BlackRock thinking about all this? BlackRock and others predict the Fed's next move. What does it mean for Bitcoin though? According to Marilyn Watson, is a BlackRock's head of global fundamental income strategy. The central bank's federal funds target rate will remain roughly the same until the end of the year going through its September, November, and December meetings. For the record, I think the economic data has consistently surprised to the upside, she said. That includes GDP, the unemployment rate, and the labor market. Beware, beware of recession. The analyst has previously argued that Bitcoin's price is macroeconomic determined by conditions, including its four -year cycles, which I am still a firm believer in for this cycle. Might be less of an effect of the previous one, but I'm still a believer in the four -year cycle, going to push Bitcoin to the new high. I do think we'll set in a new all -time high. I don't think we're going to hit a quarter million dollars in two years, but I think we're going to flirt with $100K, which they do not believe are related to the Bitcoin halving. So they're saying the four -year cycle is not related. I don't know what they're saying here. Risk assets go lower in recessions. So I'd expect Bitcoin would not perform well in that environment. It has not seen a real recession in its existence. It was birthed out of a recession, but yeah, hasn't really gone through one from the beginning stages to the end there. Yeah, there's never been a Bitcoin bull run during a phase of quantitative tightening. We've always been quantitatively easing the money supply anytime Bitcoin goes up into the right. And that obviously is what it takes. I think they're kind of leaning into if we're in a recession, and that lines up with the four -year cycle. But just so far, we're three for three with the having idea playing out. And the trend hasn't broken yet, so that's why I always say sticking to November 25 as a benchmark, but that's just a benchmark. It could be behind that. It could be in front of that. We don't have a crystal ball, but we can go off the pattern that we've seen before. All right. Well, speaking of quantitative tightening, we also have calfskin tightening, the tightest calfskin in the entire world. I don't care if you have a baby cow jacket for an extra small on an 800 -pound man, there is no tighter calfskin than the man I'm looking at right now. That is Frankie Candles. Frankie Candles, welcome back. How's it doing? Does it feel good? It feels good. The calfskin is tight, and so is Bitcoin's price action. But yeah, I don't want to waste time here. Let's go ahead and jump right into the charts here. Now, here we are. Now, obviously, I talk about this all the time. I don't typically trade on newsdays like this. It is usually a complete washing machine. Usually the shorts get wrecked, then the longs get wrecked, or the longs get wrecked, and then the shorts get wrecked. So I don't typically trade. Now, I am in a few trades right now. I am in this Bitcoin long right now. I have profits locked in on this trade and my stop loss is at my entry. So kind of how I am playing this today is I'm going to be holding my long. I am long from about $25 ,000 to $50 ,000 just below this range. And again, I have taken profits on that stop loss at break even. And then I am also in a short position from somewhere up here. I am slightly in profit on the short position. So I am long up and now I am in this small short position that is in slight profit. However, this is kind of how I'm playing this today, DZ. Because basically, like I said, I never recommend people trade on these newsdays just because of the complete unpredictable volatility that you're likely to see. Now, the last FOMC meeting, I believe, was on the 25th, 26th of July. I believe someone could correct me if I'm wrong on that. But we actually have seen a few FOMC meetings where we didn't really have too much happen. And I've been telling people that we are likely in that kind of boring accumulation phase of the bear market. A lot of times, if you go back to at least the 2017 or 2018, 2019 bear market, we had that bear market rally. And once we topped off at that point, we kind of just bled out. And for the most part, if you kind of just ignore this panic wick from March of 2020, which was obviously a Black Swan event, we kind of just wiggled sideways. We got that big bear market rally, we topped off, bled out a little bit, and then we just kind of went sideways again with the exception of that panic wick. And I do think we are in somewhat of a similar situation here where the rest of this bear market may not be the most exciting thing ever. But for today, basically how I'm handling this, DZ, is I'm going to be kind of...
Fresh update on "josh k" discussed on The Big Take
"Put in place policies that restrict the construction of more dollar stores. For example, by saying you can't build one within one mile or two within miles of existing ones. In talking to people in those cities and towns around the country, one of the themes that's come up is the clutter in the existing stores. Another is the lack of fresh produce options. Fresh produce is not a particularly profitable product and it's not the main thing that Dollar General is offering. Brendan, as you continue to keep an eye on Dollar General, what are you watching for in the future? Thinking about Dollar General's future, I'd say there's a few different things to watch. One of them is opposition to the company's growth plan and of course the expansion has been so central to the company's financial success over the last 15 years. In recent years we've had about 75 communities around the US that have opposed dollar stores in one form or another. Long story short, if opposition to dollar stores becomes a lot more common around the country, that certainly would have an effect. And of course that's just one consideration if you're thinking about Dollar General's future, especially from an investor standpoint or an employee standpoint. The other things are you've got rising costs, you've got increased competition from companies like Dollar Tree and Walmart that are also going after the same kind of lower income customers. And then you've got just the consumer backdrop where there's more and more pressure on shoppers. Lots of price increases the last couple years, rising borrowing costs now, just a lot of things that are eating away at people's purchasing power. Brandon, Josh, thanks for coming on the show. Thanks a lot. Thank you. Thanks for listening to us here at The Big Take. It's a daily podcast from Bloomberg and I Heart Radio. For more shows from I Heart Radio, visit the I Heart Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen. And we'd love to hear from you. Email us questions or comments to bigtake at bloomberg .net. The supervising producer of The Big Take is Vicky Vergalina. Senior producer is Catherine Fink. Federica Romagniello is our producer. Our associate producer is Zen Obsidiki. Sheila Garcia is our engineer. Our original music was composed by Leo Sidrin. I'm Wes Kosova. We'll be back tomorrow with another Big Take. Thanks for watching. When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resil's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at slash meta metaverse impact. Together, we have the opportunity to build a more sustainable and inclusive future. At the Bloomberg New Economy Forum, we help
A highlight from 43: Week 2 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultraflex Football Podcast. Move over Pat McAfee. There's no denying that we are here to spice up your life and never forget about the good times. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me, as always, is Rob Green. Man, I wasn't prepared for that change. What's up? What's going on? And Viva Forever, Ryan Wheeler. I feel so much pressure. Now we got to be better than Pat McAfee. All right. Oh, we got the... Go ahead. No, he's actually like swearing on ESPN now, and he's got like Mike Greenberg, he swore on ESPN now because of McAfee. He's actually... A little more laid back now, huh? Yeah, he wears a tank top. He's very good for ESPN, in my opinion. Go ahead. He's spicing up Disney, huh? I think I saw, didn't they have to put him on like an extra delay versus normal? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. He has to cut out the F words a little bit, I heard. Someone's got to tell him to stop the cursing. No. Why? That's what makes it fun. I'm like eight song titles through my album here, so. Oh, he's like, damn, you're doing song titles already? Yeah, I thought you had to say him first. Holy moly. All right, well, we're about to find out what your song titles were. So Tony messed up two weeks ago. He didn't get all the song titles in, so now he has an album to himself, but because this is a team sport, a team podcast, Rob and I now have to split apart, or a album between ourselves. So Rob and I have Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless. My songs are A New Beginning, Lifestyle of the Rich and the Famous, Wondering, The Story of My Old Man, Girls and Boys, and My Bloody Valentine. Rob? I don't know, man. I'm not feeling good about this week. This is a lot. Seven songs and a half hour show. All right, I got Hold On, Riot Girl, Say Anything, The Day That I Die, The Young and the Hopeless, Emotionless, and Movin' On. Tony, we're all wondering, what do you have? You have the Spice Girls, my man. And I already, I've gotten already into the pod. I've already gotten Spice Up Your Life, Stop, Never Give Up on Good Times, Move Over, Denying, and Viva Forever. I still need to get in Too Much, Saturday Night Divas, Do It, and The Lady is a Vamp, which will probably be a difficult one. Hold on, can you say that one more time? What was that? The Lady is a Vamp. Like a vampire, assuming? What's a vamp? It's a vampire. And that's from the Spice World album. 1997 made me feel old AF. 97, wow. I remember watching the Spice World movie, the Spice Girls movie. I do not remember. Oh, you guys didn't have older sisters, that's why. No. All right, anyway. Movin' On. All right, speaking of Movin' On, the NFL schedule moved on. We are now in week two, so let's get to Football Talk. And I guess technically we're in week three, so we're going to recap week two. As always, we're going to start with the Bills game, go to the Titans game, and then kind of what else is going on. So, Rob, you were at the Bills Raiders game. What were your biggest takeaways? It was a fun home opener. The Bills got back to their winning ways with a nice, easy, I'd even want to say I was worried at the beginning. It was a little annoying that they fell behind 7 -0, but I was confident they would still pull it out. They did. Josh Allen ended up AFC Offensive Player of the Week, I think the 11th time in his career now, which is pretty impressive. Wow, the franchise record. Oh, I didn't know that. Nice stat. You beat Jim Kelly, it was 10 times. Well, pretty nice. Feels like a new beginning for the Bills, for sure. Nice, Ryan. Where was I going with that? I told you guys a stat yesterday, actually, that surprised me, but Josh Allen is number one in completion percentage so far this year. I know it's only two games in, but fun little tidbit there. It's crazy how much can change week by week in the NFL, and it's going to happen again this week. If the Bills were to lose to Washington and go 1 -2, then it almost feels like the game, I know it wouldn't be a must -win, but it feels like the game against the Dolphins the following week would feel like a must -win. That way, they're not 1 -3 and that far behind the Dolphins, but yeah, it's crazy how much can change in one week in the NFL. Oh, show. My biggest takeaway, and I said it last week, kind of a similar takeaway for me was last year it felt like we never got pressure on the quarterback. This year, it feels like we're constantly getting the opposing quarterback pressure, and it feels like our offensive line is playing well, so big task, which is we're physical, we can run the ball, we can block, we can get pressure. It's a good change of pace. I don't know, honestly, I'm not smart enough to tell you if McDermott's play calling is a factor in that, or if it's just Leonard Floyd, hopefully his ankle's okay, is better, and Ed Oliver's having a better year, so on and so forth. Yes, I saw his average depth of tackle is negative yards right now, which is impressive. So his average tackle is a tackle for a loss. That's awesome. That's literally the definition of blowing up a play. So yeah, it's exciting. Obviously, this win means something, but it doesn't really if you go and lose to Washington, so got to two and one. Two and one, by the way. Oh, yeah. I think everyone does the thing where you kind of... Did we just lose our host? It kind of looks like a frozen face there. Okay. Hey, frozen face. Oh, Rob, it's you and I. Let's do this thing. All right. So I didn't get to talk about the Titans at all. Can we say anything now, because he's gone? Yeah, we can say anything. Say anything, say anything. Sorry, I can't sneak any of these. Good Charlotte. Anywho, girls and boys, my takeaway is that the Titans are who I thought they were. The team that... I guess who a lot of Titans fans thought they were. The team that's probably... You are who we thought you were. Welcome back, Anthony. Thanks. They're the team that's going to beat the good teams and lose to the teams they should beat. And that's how it feels like the Titans have always been. They keep every game close. They have a shot. They have a chance in every game. So they're not quite the young and the hopeless, but they're just maybe like the mediocre. No, they're not the young and the hopeless. Oh, I thought that was one of my song titles. That's the... Oh, no. Oh, no. Clearly. Well, okay. I guess I can cross that one off my list then. Anywho, you know who else I was impressed with was the Falcons. They play a certain brand of football. It's the NFC Titans. I think I have to be a fan of the Falcons now. But just ground and pound, they came back. They were able to pull that one out in Green Bay. So... Yeah. The Falcons. To your point, there's not many teams, I feel like, in the NFL that have an identity, like a true identity. The Falcons are one that you know exactly what you're getting every week. And that could be really good or it could be really bad. Oh, for sure. One of my week two takeaways is prior to the season, it was always... And I was the one on this podcast kind of leading the charge is how good the AFC is gonna be. And then if like through two weeks, which is, again, a small sample size, it feels like the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys are playing just as well as anybody. And they're all in the NFC. Now, the NFC doesn't have much else to offer, but those three teams are gonna be very formidable to whoever comes out of the AFC come Super Bowl time. Yeah. At this point, their high -end talent almost seems better than the AFC with a lot of the top teams in the AFC struggling. So... Do you guys think that three of the top five teams in the NFL are NFC teams? Maybe even three of the top four teams in the NFL? I think that's fair right now. Yeah. That's crazy, isn't it? Because before the season, it was like, the AFC is so strong, so good. They have all the good quarterbacks and two weeks is a pretty small sample size, but I think... I think at this point, yeah, it's safe to say those three teams are top five. I don't even know who you would put... I mean, I guess the Dolphins are probably the best team in the AFC at the moment. I mean, the Chiefs scored 17 points against the Jaguars. And I mean, the Bills looked very good last week, but you can't ignore how poorly they looked the first week on offense. So... And then obviously, the Bengals Chargers being 0 -2 hurts the AFC's, I guess, power rankings or however you want to look at it. And then Rogers being hurt. Those are three teams that I thought were going to have a very good season. They still might. Maybe not the Jets, but the Chargers and the Bengals.
Fresh update on "josh k" discussed on The Big Take
"Has racked up fines for soiled merchandise, expired food left on shelves and stores that are often dirty and unsafe. Brendan, why do people want to work at Dollar General? About four of every five Dollar General stores are located in communities with fewer than 20 ,000 people and so a lot of these stores are located in places where the options of other places to work are relatively limited. We spoke with one woman in Mississippi who said that in her town it's basically a question of working at the Dollar General or working at the local chicken plant. And just as their real estate strategy has to do with convenience for customers ease of getting there, that holds true for workers too. It might be easier for many employees get to to a local Dollar General than to get to some other employer particularly if they live in more rural areas. All that said the company is clearly acknowledging the need to spend more on labor and presumably that extends to the challenge of attracting workers to work there in the first place in addition to giving them the hours that many employees and store managers say are needed to keep the stores in better conditions. You know a company like Walmart has gotten a lot more scrutiny over the past decade than Dollar General and we've seen a combination of factors including activism by workers and scrutiny from lawmakers and the public forced Walmart to make some changes to the point that in 2021 Walmart raised its minimum pay level to $12. It's now at $14 minimum at Walmart. That's a contrast with Dollar General where a study of survey data from 2021 showed that most workers at Dollar General made than less $12 an hour and that close to a quarter of them made less than $10 an hour. Brendan, you described how the company has increased the number of locations very, very how profitable is it? To put some numbers on that net income last year was about $2 .4 billion that was 50 % higher than five years before. And sales were almost $38 billion which was 60 % more than five years before. And yet you write that recently Dollar General's share price has fallen. It's been a really tough year for for Dollar General in the stock market and unusually so. In fact, since KKR brought the company the public markets in 2009 the shares have actually never posted an annual decline. It's looking like this year will will break that streak and I'd say that you can point to a few different problems. One is that lower income customers, the kind of people that that Dollar General caters to, are really under rising financial pressure. That's just a given for all retailers at this point but it hits Dollar General particularly hard. Another thing that is a big headwind for Dollar General is increased competition. Walmart obviously has very competitive prices. It also has services like home delivery that Dollar General can't match. And Josh is there any indication that all of of these OSHA violations that you've talked about. Is having any effect on the company's bottom line? It was interesting talking to the head of OSHA, pointed by Joe Biden, who acknowledged himself that OSHA does not have the power to levy the sorts of fines that another like the EPA might. His description of what OSHA is accomplishing in part was getting the company's attention by getting the public's attention. The tens of millions of dollars in proposed fines from OSHA is very much a drop in the bucket compared to the company's revenue. OSHA also has this fragmented structure where around half the states have their own mini OSHAs responsible for enforcement, and some of them have not seemed eager to bring any hammer down on this company. In fact, in a number of cases, state labor agencies, even when they cited the company, issued zero dollar fines. We found through our public records requests actual zero dollar invoices that the government sent to General Dollar and told them to pay zero dollars. Yes, please remit payment promptly in the amount of zero dollars. And how do they explain why they would do that? I was told by the state of North Carolina that a zero dollar citation they Was part of the justification for a larger penalty a few years later, when found a similar a issue cropped up. The state of Tennessee told me that, in their view, The amount of penalty for a company doesn't play a role in identifying and correcting place hazards. And also you write that some towns have now tried to block Dollar Generals from opening near them. Why has there been this kind of resistance? That's right. write We about the towns and cities around the country that have either Ejected efforts expansion or have
A highlight from Short Stuff: Origin of Math Signs
"Hello, everybody. The Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming, giving you an incredible viewing experience. Now you can stream all of your favorite live sports, shows, and movies with way less buffering, freezing, and lagging. Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network, you get a reliable connection. So you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite entertainment. Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network. Learn more at Xfinity .com slash 10G. Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and this is Short Stuff. And we are going to talk about something that has been overlooked for far too long, which is the origins of the plus, minus, multiplication, division, and equal symbols. I thought this was really cool, by the way. You put this together with help from FASCO, Caltech, Science ABC, among other places. And I had never thought about this stuff because I'm not a math person, but I love origin stories. And so I thought this is really neat, especially the fact that these symbols came about to begin with because people, before they had these, you wrote out a math problem like this long word problem. But not like, you know, a train's traveling in this direction kind of thing. It's more like I have divided 10 into two parts and multiplying one of these by the other. The result was 21. Then you know that one of the parts is thing and the other is 10 minus thing. Right. That was an excerpt from a 9th century algebra book by the mathematician Muhammad ibn Musay Al -Kharwazmi. I'm pretty sure that's his name. Today, you would take that same formula and write it out as x times 10 minus x equals 21. Yeah. So simple. That's it. And that reveals why these things were so important. It just saves you so much time. So not only did it make writing an algebra book that much more attractive, it made teaching it that much faster. You might not have necessarily learned it any faster, but you definitely could teach these things faster with these notations rather than writing it out. And I also saw, Chuck, that some of those sentences that they would write, some people would put it into verse, metered verse, like poems. That takes a lot of time and it's unnecessary. Yeah. And especially at the time when you're writing with an eagle's feather and an inkwell. Sure. You know what I mean? That really drags too. It's not like you're just dashing this stuff off with a pencil. Nope. So some folks came along and changed all that. According to the VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, hot read, the origin of the equal sign goes like this. A man named Robert Ricord, or Ricordae, was the royal court physician for King Edward VI and Queen Mary, and very influential mathematician in Wales. And he got tired of writing out equals over and over. So he thus proposed the equal sign because it is two little equal lines, and that's parallel equal lines. And I never thought about it, but it's brilliant. Yeah. He said a pair of parallels or twin lines of one length, and then he shows what he's talking about because no two things can be more equal. And there's a lot of extra vowels in those words, but he gets the point across. And he was saying like, this is such a great time saver. I'm so tired of saying is equal to. And he wrote it in a book called The Wet Stone of Wit. And of course, a wet stone is what you sharpen things with. So it sharpens your wit to read this book. I love that title. And it actually became very influential and well -read as far as 16th century math books go. And Robert Ricord is credited with coming up with the minus symbol and introducing it to his people back then. The equal sign, you mean? What did I say? Minus sign. Oh, just wait, Chuck. All right. Well, we're there. Plus and minus are what we use to indicate adding something and subtracting something, as everyone knows. The terms themselves come from Latin, where plus means more and minus means less. And the other thing is the plus symbol itself is also from the Latin word et et, meaning and, like this and that equals that, which is pretty great. So at one point there was a French philosopher named Nicole Oresme from the 14th century who used that plus sign as a shorthand for et, which is what they used to write. And at first it didn't take, right? I think like people weren't universally accepting this. Yeah, it wasn't until like the 16th or 17th century that it started to really kind of take off. I think the 16th century. And apparently there was competition at first too, that it wasn't just the plain old plus sign, that equal cross, that there were other crosses in the running too, including the Maltese cross. It's a great looking cross, but it takes a lot more time to write the Maltese cross out than it does to make a plus symbol. And the whole point of these things was to save time. So everybody said, yeah, Maltese cross, we like you, but we're going to go with the plus sign. That's right. So that's plus. We got equals, we got plus, minus now. In Europe, there was an Italian mathematician named Luca Pacioli. And Luca was using the symbol P with a little line over it for plus, an M with a little line over it for minus. And no one's exactly sure, but it seems to be that the M was just dropped, right? And then the minus sign, because we already had a plus sign, became the minus sign. Yeah. So you don't need the plus sign. Forget you P with the tilde over it. We're going to take the M instead. And it wasn't Robert Ricord who came up with that, but he was the one who introduced it to England.
Fresh update on "josh k" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
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A highlight from Dr. James Lindsay (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the Airways, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Right now, I want to briefly interview our friend Robert Netsley. This is something I don't know. I get so excited about how it's possible to change the world with where our money is invested. I'll be talking about it. But there's an action point. You have to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. I'm going to repeat this over and over. I want everyone on this program to do it. It is free. It is free. And it is very, very important. We need to get activated, folks. We need to bust out of the inertia. And we need to get activated. And so, where your money is, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the action point. But let me play my interview with Robert Netsley. Folks, you know that when I find the solution to a problem, I get very excited. If you've been listening to this program for a while, you know that I talk about people of faith being active in their communities, in how they spend their money, in how they vote, in every way. And one of the things that got me really excited when I discovered Robert Netsley, he's with Inspire Investing, he is helping people do something, which I guess we can talk about it, is even better than just spending your money in good places and not spending your money in bad places. But where is your money invested? Is it invested in companies that share your values? Is your money invested in companies that are working against your values, and I would say against God's values? And so, we bring him on now. Robert Netsley, welcome back. It's a pleasure to be here, Eric. As always, thanks for having me. I get excited every time I talk to you just because there's a solution, because this is the kind of thing that I would want to dream up. I would say, can't somebody figure out a way, when we talk about all the money that's out there, people of faith in America. What's that? No, I wasn't saying anything. Yeah, people of faith in America have a lot of money. It's not just they spend a lot of money, but they have a lot of money invested in retirement funds, whatever. And a lot of that, as I've learned in talking to you, is with companies that are really bad, that are really woke, that are working against everything we believe in. So, then the question is, how do I figure that out? How do I get my money out of those places? And you have come up with a solution, and I should tell people, I'll repeat it again and again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the website, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. If people go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, Robert Netsley, what will they find there? How have you solved this problem? Well, they'll find an offer that our staff has done for, I don't know how many, countless of thousands of investors around the country, around the world. And we're making a special offer here for your listeners is to just help you understand what you own. It's the first step. And so, my personal story, I was working at one of the big four Wall Street investment bank in their investment department. And long story short, just realized one day, here I am president of our local pro -life pregnancy center, and I own three stocks of companies manufacturing abortion drugs. So, every time a young lady goes across the street to plan a parent who has an abortion, I just made money on that transaction. I literally profited from that transaction. And then you go down the laundry list of all sorts of other things that are going on in the portfolio, LGBT activism, human trafficking, et cetera. And I'm investing in these businesses, I'm profiting from these businesses, and likely so are you. And I'm not here to be your moral police, that's not my position. But what we want to do is help people understand what it is that they're putting their money into. It's not just a mutual fund ticker symbol with some dollars attached. There are real companies doing real things, some of which are incredibly evil and immoral, and it would turn your stomach if you realized what the money is that they're putting into your pocket and what you're helping to fund. And basically, so this report will show you exactly down at the nitty gritty of on this date, this company gave this much money to Planned Parenthood, let's say, or what have you. And so that you can then be informed and then make informed decisions about how you want to invest your money, which we believe is God's money in a way that honors him, helps society thrive, stops undermining your deeply held values, the list goes on. So, that's God's mandate is this commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength. And the idea is that if you act like, well, that doesn't matter, everything matters. And it's only inertia, which is the devil owns inertia. When you don't do anything, the devil wins and his values win. So, here is an opportunity, folks, for you to take your money out of these companies or to even know where your money is invested. What is your money, which you're responsible for? It's God's money. Where, who's it helping? What are you invested in? So, if you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, I'll say it again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you can get a report. You can learn, this is free, obviously, Robert, this is free. Right. Yeah. Complimentary, totally complimentary. We're passionate about spreading a movement. There are millions of Christians and others around the world who are moving their money by the billions of dollars out of the woke investment firms that are doing everything they can to, frankly, ruin our cherished ways of life in many ways and just put it into investments that just are as equally wise and financially viable and everything else. They just happen to be in companies that are just doing their job. If they're making shoes, they're making shoes, not sponsoring abortion legislation or what have you. So, yeah, totally free. And man, I want to stress the size of the movement too. There is a movement of people. You're not alone. This is by God's grace, where we've been one of the fastest growing investment firms in the nation and the top three fastest growing investment firms in the nation for the past number of years. We're managing over $2 .3 billion and we're not the only firm here. We have colleagues that work labor alongside. This is a movement and you get to be a part of that. If you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you figure out how easy it is to just be intentional instead of conforming to Wall Street recommendations for your life, which might not be in your best interest. So, please consider that. Ladies and gentlemen, look, this is game changing stuff. I want to be really clear. This is game changing stuff. If everybody listening to this program would do this and you would take your money out of the funds that are doing evil things, it is a game changer in America because not only are you defunding these companies from doing bad things, but you're giving companies an incentive to do the right thing. You're saying, you know what, we better be careful. We shouldn't give our money to Planned Parenthood or to whatever evil things they're doing because you know what, there's going to be pushback. We're going to lose people. People aren't going to invest in us. So, I'm asking you to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. It is free, folks. It is free. Please do this. Resist the inertia. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Check it out. Hey, folks, you've all helped support MyPillow and their employees in these tough economic times. Mike Lindell knows this and continues to give back to listeners with deals on his most popular products. You've heard me recently speak about the My Slippers, the Giza Sheets, MyPillow 2 .0, and more. For a limited time, the MyPillow six -pack bath towel set is back in stock. Take it from me, these towels are highly recommended. They're luxuriously soft and super absorbent, meaning they actually function like a towel should. 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As I think I promised you in the previous segment, today it's my privilege to introduce to you someone to whom I think you ought to have been introduced much earlier than now. His name is James Lindsay. Some of you will be familiar with him. He's tough to sum up, and those are my favorite kind of people because I aspire to be one of those kind of people. His bio says he's an American -born author, mathematician. You see, we've already taken a sharp left, and professional troublemaker. He's written many books on a range of subjects, religion, philosophy of science, postmodern theory. Two, he's a leading expert on critical race theory, which means, of course, that he rejects it utterly. He's written many books. Why don't we just get him on here? James Lindsay, welcome to the program. Hey, Eric. Great to see you. You don't sound too enthusiastic. You don't want to oversell. Now, listen. Yeah, it's morning. Listen, you. I know it's early where you are, but honestly, you are tough to sum up. For my audience that is not familiar with you, I know you through turning point events and other things and here and there, but how would you help somebody understand how you got to be doing what you're doing now, and you're an expert on critical race theory, and how did this start for you? Where did you grow up? Can we start there? Yeah, we can go all the way back. Actually, my family is from two different parts of New York State, but nowhere near the city, so I have roots, New York but we moved down to East Tennessee very early on in my life when I was five. I grew up primarily in East Tennessee, so I'm an Appalachian culturally, but with this parentage that made fun of Appalachian culture that didn't quite let it take full root. Difficult to sum up even from childhood, I suppose, but I grew up in East Tennessee. You're not part of a jug band, is that what you're trying to tell me? No, I'm not. I did learn at one point when I was a teenager to play the spoons, but that's been a while.
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This is only like a few weeks ago, right? It's it's good, man. I love having kids. Kids are the best. I I think parents like to complain about having kids, but like I do with the you know, it's like there's this George Peterson quote, which is like if you weren't going to have kids, like what the fuck would you be doing? That's so special. Like most of us are. Yeah. Yeah. It's not like I'm going to be inventing, you know, a new a new like equation for quantum field theory or something like I'm not doing any of that. So like, yeah, string theory is just a bit above our heads as well, you know? Right, exactly. So hanging out with the kids and, you know, playing Uno or goofing around is like, that's where I'm at. That's my song, right? The other thing you are, but I think of my kids just went back to school. So now I have like full days with nothing to do, but what I want to do. And you start to realize, like, what do people without kids in their thirties and forties do? There's just, oh, yeah, exactly. Yeah. You basically just get drunk in different locations. You're like, yeah, I went to Dublin and I got drunk and then I went to Istanbul and I got drunk and then I went to Rio de Ignar and I got drunk and you're like, okay, that's I didn't get drunk here. I got beer here, you know? Uh, yeah, people, people end up and I don't want to shit in the mouth of, of non parents here right off the bat, but fuck it. Let's do it. Everybody should have kids. It's well worth it. And I think at least based on my circle, most people I see that don't end up having children really, really wish they did. They get into their late thirties, forties and fifties and they realize, oh, I see what this whole thing's about. Um, highly recommend it. Get out there. Fuck everybody. Start fucking, start reproducing. Let's expand the species. Let's get more Bitcoiners. Yeah. Listen, if you don't have a, if you don't have kids, I consider you weak hands, you know, cause there's no one to get a huddle after your debt. So what you only got like max, you know, 40, 50 years of huddling there. All right. Like we need to extend that out. Seven generation thinking like my boy, Marty bent says, you know, I listened to you with, uh, the, your most recent chat with Peter and Peter was spending some time saying like, I love smart huddle. I like the glasses. I like the refined civilized huddle and Josh were like, Josh and I were like, fuck that shit. We want total huddle. If you don't deliver that today, you fucked up. Cause we need you fully unleashed my friend. All right. I mean, I'll do my best. Let's see what I got. Firehouse humor. Yeah. Oh yeah. I think you'd fit right into the firehouse based on some of the stuff I've heard you, uh, spew over the, over the years, I think you'd fit right in, especially coffee hour, eight o 'clock in the morning, just a bunch of degenerates. I don't know if you guys have seen the new Shane Gillis stand up on Netflix, but that's like my barometer for humor. Just like extremely immature playground humor, the way we used to talk to each other, you know, third grade. Yeah, exactly. Those are sort of litmus tests for like how far you can go culturally. You're like, Oh, we weren't allowed to say that 10 years ago. He just went that far in that, in that Netflix special. I guess that's the, that's the tip of the spear for how far we can go. Chappelle broke some boundary. A lot of people have broken boundaries on Netflix in the last, comedy in general has been regressive over the last 10 or 15 years. Like every, so many things have been taboo to say, especially for comedians, which really ruins comedians and only like Dave Chappelle can get away with it and a few others, but comedy has really been shit on in the last 10 years. I think the left went too far and they canceled basically too many people and you can't cancel everybody because then now you just have like half the country that's canceled. Right. And so, you know, all the canceled people, it's not like you killed them. Like they're still alive and they're just like, you know what? I don't give a shit about being canceled. And that's like where everybody's at nowadays. And so I am starting to see, like, I think the, you know, canceled culture has peaked and now we're on the other side of canceled culture. And there's a bunch, bunch of people who basically realize like, if you don't cancel yourself, nobody can really cancel you. You just, you just choose not to give a shit about it. I think it was actually Trump that taught everybody that maneuver. Right. Which is like, you know, whatever, I don't care, whatever you say about me, I don't give a fuck, you know, whatever. Uh, and you know, he's just going to, he's just going to keep going out there and calling you stormy horse face Daniels or whatever. He doesn't keep a shit. And you can be like, you know, you were the worst president ever. He'd be like, that's false. That was the best, best president. So you just don't let any of it get in there. You just go, no, he broke a ton of clown barriers. Trump did. He was masterful with the way he could do that. And if that guy had one characteristic that I admire, it's his ability to spin move out of any accusation by calling the other person, an ingenious nickname that stuck, like just nailed it every single time nickname ever. I think it was low energy Jeb. Who comes up with low energy Jeb. And then you would look at him and you'd be like, man, he is really low energy. Yeah, these things work a cup of coffee, you know, shortcut narratives are really effective. Speaking of presidents, you guys see Biden the other day and it was a yesterday in Vietnam. He literally got hooked off the stage because he started mumbling nonsense about something that was far off of what they were talking about. They turned his mic off while he was talking and he kept talking. And then they had an announcer get on and basically say, oh, you're done here, Mr. President, get, they got the hook out and they pulled him off stage. It was like, watch, watch this clip. Yeah, it was, it was insane. Shepherd came out. It was full blown, like, all right, get this fucking guy out of here before he makes us look even dumber. Unbelievable. You know, in a nation of 360 some odd million Americans, I think many of us are very intelligent. Uh, the last two presidents have been kind of, you know, not up to snuff, right? Like where are our good people, you know, like, yeah, we're not sending our best anymore, unfortunately. It is comical, but it's also downright embarrassing because, and I've heard enough out of you to know that you'll agree with this, I'm still very proud to be an American, I think there's a lot of wonderful things that this, this country stands for and imbues and, and it's done and it's, it's a downhill slope right now on both sides. And I just laugh at, I mean, obviously like most Bitcoiners and Josh and I are aligned on this, I just, both sides are in full blown, full frontal clown mode and, and anybody that's latching onto either candidate at this point, I almost lose respect for it. It's like, how can you take either of these guys seriously? But we need to dig out of that. Like that, that needs to be fixed to your point. That's not something that that's healthy for the average American citizen to just be resigned to the fact that the leader of the entire nation is a complete idiot, we need to dig out of that and hopefully reverse that trend. Well, you know, in general, I lean conservative usually, but I actually have been, uh, you know, found myself very intrigued by Robert F Kennedy Jr. And it's not just because he's a Bitcoiner, but I think he really has the discourse into the Overton window, right? Like by basically being like, why am I not, I'm a Democrat my whole life. My father was, you know, a president, a Senator, a presidential candidate. My uncle was killed. He was one of the most popular democratic presidents of all time. Why am I not allowed to say this? Why am I not allowed to have opinions or questions? And yet in America, I feel like anytime we lose our foundational principle, which is, you know, free speech, anytime we're losing that we're losing our soul as a almost anything you want without significant repercussions, that's, that's just how things are. Like, obviously if you say something that's very racist or hateful or homicidal or genocidal or something, then people are going to be, they're gonna have a lot of feelings about it, but there's very little speech. That's actually illegal speech, right? And we should be able to, yeah, just get together in a room and discuss things as Americans. That's a very rare thing. Like that's, that's not something that you find in almost any other culture on earth. You know, I was talking to Peter McCormick McCormick about this, but like the British sarcastic, dry humor that they're all known for that is because they don't have free speech. So they have to be sarcastic. That's never occurred to me before that either. Right. They have a shield to hide behind and they can be like, Oh, come on, mate. I was just taking the piss. Whereas we as Americans can just say what the fuck we actually think, which is a more effective system. They, they have to, I mean, I'm glad it happened because I love British humor. Yeah. They have to show a side boob. They can't go full frontal. You know what I mean? Exactly. Gentlemen. I'm sure you guys will both agree with this point as well. So we've got these clown puppet leaders that we're, we're just accosted with every four years and have to deal with the shit sandwich or the giant douche. And we've got to pick between the two of them. But then there's also like every time there's like, I mean, I'd say most times there's a new law, some new bullshit with COVID that happened in the last couple of years, I'm stunned by the stupidity and heavy handedness, which a lot of this stuff comes down. And it's like, it's like, I'm disappointed by how bad these takes can be and how bad these real changes are and how overbearing a lot of this has been, especially in the last few years. But it seems like every time a new law is, is instantiated, it's just feels wrong on its face. And I feel like people are so numbed to it at this point that they just say, they just expect it to be the wrong thing instead of what we would prefer to have. Or I think people from our circles would prefer to have at least. What are your thoughts on that? About how there's just like this numbness about how these people operate. Well, there's, you know, we're recording this on nine 11 and one of the reasons I wanted to record with you guys, cause you're both firefighters and I think not, you know, we're all around the same age. Nine 11 was the seminal moment of our young lives. And obviously like certainly had an effect on both of you, I'm sure. And I'd love to hear your stories about that. Um, but you know, to me, I'm, I'm, I have a good, I have a great memory. That's it's a gift and a curse. And one of the things that, uh, I remember is the world pre nine 11. I remember what it was like, and we're now living in an entirely different world. That's not better. It's a worst world. You know, we have an, a heightened security state, a heightened surveillance state. I mean, you used to be able to just, you know, what is TSA really accomplished? Like, did they prevent any new, uh, atrocities? I don't think they did because one guy tried to bomb a shoe bomber shoes, and now we are going to take off my, I got to take off my fucking band, slip -ons every time, you know what I mean? And your belt crying shame. Yeah. Yeah. Fucking shoe bomber. I mean, it is, it is like, we appreciate you bringing that up. It is, uh, in the fire service, it's, it's the day of the year. Um, and it, it's been said for a couple of decades now, never forget. But I feel like the fire service, Josh has done a pretty good job of not forgetting. Like you still see it on a lot of fire trucks. Every single firehouse around the country is honoring it today. There's a moment of silence that comes over dispatch. There's events that happen every year and yeah, I don't know. This is just a complete sidebar on nine 11, but it was fucking insane. Fucking insane. I was in sixth grade. I remember where I was as everyone does. Um, and wasn't fully able to appreciate the magnitude, but as the years have gone watching back in the documentaries and thinking through just like from our vantage point, um, I, Josh, we've talked about this before with our career. Like there is a degree of submission to risk. It doesn't happen very often. We don't want to overplay the hero card here. And the vast majority of our job where paramedics, we rotate ambulance to fire truck, but when this shit happens, it's real. And you've kind of sworn an oath to not have a choice, but to go into that, if that happens in your career, that second story bedroom to risk your life for a kid or whatever, all those men and women that went into that building, obviously hindsight's 2020, but if we worked in New York at that time and, and had the badge on, we would have had, we would have done the exact same thing. So, um, yeah, the heroism that existed by I agree, like to, to get, to get back off the nine 11 is just like, what, how has the world improved in any way, shape or form since then? And it has not in many ways, it's devolved in the opposite direction and we need new currents that flow the opposite way that, that get us back to a lot of American ideals, which is part of what we've latched onto the most about what you've said. And spoken into this community. Totally. We see, uh, so the Patriot act was instantiated right afterwards, which took away a whole, it added surveillance, took away a whole bunch of fundamental rights. And it was supposed to be sunsetted. I don't remember if it was five or 10 years after nine 11, but they extended it and they've continued to extend it since then. It's again, back to what we were just talking about. Like these, it's almost like a peg in, they get a foothold in and the politicians never relinquish any power whatsoever. It's always another step up. Another squeezing of, of the populace. They peg a shit coin into, into American ideals, kind of like potentially pegging shit coins into Bitcoin with drive chains. I don't know. Maybe we ended up today. Smooth transition there. I can't think of a worse way to honor all of the brave guys, you know, who ran into the towers when they were on fire. Then what we've done in the aftermath of nine 11, you know, I just can't think of a worse world. I saw it. I saw an Instagram post that actually made me pretty emotional. It was a, you know, young, pretty girl. She's probably in her like late twenties now. And she went to visit the Memorial cause her father was FDNY and he ran into the building. He ran into tower two and he collapsed on him and she grew up her whole life without her father. Right. And he made the ultimate sacrifice. And that's something that you guys have to, you know, that's an interesting conversation actually like around risk.
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This is your warning. I'm just warning you that, yes, there is things in this episode that are not always appropriate for homeschoolers. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's edition, this week's edition of Thought Crime. Are you ready to commit thought crime? Because we've got a lot. Let's go around the horn. I'm not even sure because we got a lot of craziness going on right now. Our gas prices are up almost a full dollar here since last week, almost. And I was in California about a week ago. And I think are you guys hitting about six, almost $6 a gallon right now? Yeah, we are. Yeah, it's about five. How do you do it? I mean, honestly, Santa Barbara is a small town, so we don't drive a whole bunch. We don't feel it as much as probably like, you know, our Los Angeles friends. But I mean, at the end of the day, I mean, California is and actually this, this includes Arizona, Nevada, I believe, Washington and Oregon are considered the same sort of gas island. So they are as it has to do with where the oil comes from. It has to do with where they're getting refined. California has all these special additives and regulations that the refineries, these these benchmarks that refineries need to hit. So it can only come from certain refineries. So it limits the supply even more. It's a whole problem. So Charlie will be here in a little bit. He's at the Pastor Summit right now. He's dealing with some stuff. He's taking care of business on assignment, of course, for Turning Point USA, the faith coalition. But we're here. We're going to hold down the fort until Charlie returns. So shoot us your emails freedom at Charlie kirk .com. Let's get into the first topic here. This one, I think we've all talked about it, but we haven't all mentioned it together. This one, the the revenge or should we say the elegy for Willard Romney? Willard Mitt Romney has announced he's quitting the Senate total rage quit right before the 2024 election. So he's going to serve out the remainder of his term. And of course, as befits his character, he's riding off into the sunset by having the globalists at the Atlantic publish a completely obnoxious passive aggressive interview, trashing his colleagues, trashing Trump, trashing the GOP base. So what is the final word on the GOP 2012 standard bearer, the man who was the nominee for president in 2012? And, Blake, I think you actually have an excerpt from the from this article that's by McKay Coppins in the Atlantic. Oh, well, yeah, exactly, Jack. It's it's amazing. So, of course, he's everything about Romney is, you know, the supposed like, you know, politeness and decorum and all the damage that Trump does to our democracy by being always the last Boy Scout. Yeah, yeah, the last Boy Scout. So naturally, what he does is he announces he's retiring. And then, you know, in perfect timing with it, McKay Coppins has this biography that he's putting out that's, you know, all about Romney and has all these like data points in it. And he's basically just like Romney doing like a drive by shooting on other members of the Republican Party as he leaves. Let's see, like one of the lines from it. This is a summary as Axios summarizes it helpfully for us. Romney shares a unique disgust for senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, who he thought were too smart to believe Trump won the 2020 election. But, quote, put politics above the interests of liberal democracy and the Constitution. And then the even wilder one is for Senator J .D. Vance of Ohio. He says, quote, I don't know that I can disrespect someone more than J .D. Vance. That is a direct quote from Senator Romney describing Senator Vance, who he still has to, you know, share a Senate chamber with for the next year before he actually quits. But, you know, J .D., I mean, can can someone explain what what what is J .D. Vance done in his time in the Senate that's been so ill reputable? It could. Does anyone have what when he went to East Palestine and it seems it seems his crime is that went on there? I'm trying to figure this out. It seems his crime is that, you know, J .D. Vance came out of Ohio. He went to Yale, I believe it was. And then he was in finance and was, you know, and then wrote his memoir, which was very well received. And he's this up and comer on the coast. And then I guess he moved back to Ohio, started doing too many appearances on Tucker Carlson tonight. And like, according to Romney, it was like the transformation was just was just too jarring, like it was too too much of a transformation for for Mr. Romney, who himself has basically transmuted into this like Democrat, I guess. But that doesn't count. This is an interesting this is an interesting take on on all of it. And Andrew, maybe you can give us a sense of it, because what I think that Romney is really upset about here is that he's considering J .D. Vance a class a class traitor. He's calling him a class traitor and saying, look, you're allowed to make money in finance. You're allowed to make go to Yale. You're allowed to go to the great schools. But the one thing and you're certainly allowed to run for the Senate. But the one thing you're not allowed to do is actually go out to the people of your state, listen to the their interests and listen to their issues and then grow and go and try to actually represent them in the United States Senate. This I is think class traitor. I think that's really smart framing, Jack, because at some level, a lot of this is much more about vibe. It's much more about what Mitt Romney thinks is classy versus gross or respectable versus, you know, essentially untoward and beyond the pale. Right. So it's all based on his own little framework of of class structure, of decorum, those sorts of things. So it says here in this, he says he was also highly critical of Senator J .D. Vance, Republican of Ohio, who reinvented his persona to become a Trump acolyte after publishing a bestselling memoir, Hillbilly Elegy about the working class that Romney loved. So Romney loved the book. So at some level, I think it was just like, so I love this book. And how can this kind of become like a Trump bootlicker? Go ahead. Right. So I can there's there and just real quickly, it's kind of like because in the book, J .D. Vance's conclusions, I would say I don't offer this as criticism. I just say it's sort of it's an evolution on J .D. Vance's part because he sort of just says in the book, well, that that sort of that blase classic Republican line of, you know, and everybody just needs to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. I can do it. So can you. And we should cut taxes for big businesses and the one percent pays most of the income tax and that that's kind of it. And then when he went to actually run for office and started really engaging with people politically, that's when he shifted, not socially. Right. But he shifted economically to become more of a populist. Blake, what you're saying? Well, what's so telling in this article is like some of the just a little specific anecdotes that it does pick. And I almost wonder if Coppins is like subtly trolling Romney. Apparently Romney lives by himself and his family in D .C. It mentions let me get let me get the line here. It talks about his his his pad that he lives in. And it says the place had not been Romney's first choice for Washington residents when he was elected in twenty eighteen. He'd had his eye on a newly remodeled condo at the Watergate with glittering views of the Potomac. His wife, Ann, fell in love with the place, but his soon to be staffers and colleagues warned him about the commute, which, by the way, it's like a mile and a half to the Capitol. So he grudgingly chose practicality over luxury and settled for the two point four million dollar townhouse instead. And then, of course, this is not good enough for for Ann. So she never visits him when he's in D .C. So it turns into a gross bachelor pad that has it mentions there's crumbs everywhere.
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A highlight from Is crypto dead?
"Hello, welcome to Leisure Cast. My name is Brian Farsgaard here with the one, the only Josh Olsowich. Hey, Josh, Brian, how are you? I'm doing great. How are you doing? Good. It's hoodie season back in my natural form. This is my favorite time of year. The crowd wants to know, not because it's tax filing season, but because it is not miserably hot anymore. That's true. It was 90 upper 90s here last week. It was nuts. Oh, that's hot. Yeah. Yeah, no, I love it because the humidity calms down. Yeah. Temperature calms down. People get back from their summer breaks and maybe they start trading. I don't really care about that part. Oh, you're in the deep south because you got that gross, gross heat plus humidity. Yeah. So I need this break. I need this break. I love this season. Football is back. I know you care about that a lot. Huge fly Eagles fly. That's what they tell me to say. They say They here. played quite well last night. I did. I watched a bit of it. They did play well. Yeah, football season, playoff baseball. I mean, fall is really the greatest time. The changing of the leaves eventually. We won't get that for a little while, but we have much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving. Speaking of thankful, that's not too late. We have much to be thankful for, Josh. Bitcoin does well on Thanksgiving, historically. Well, could have fooled me this month. Look, we might be grasping at straws here, but there's not much else to talk about. Not much is going on right now. Everybody's just kind of waiting for a bunch of things. Yeah. And we're just in limbo here. You know, the old trusty 200 week is one with the price. Ethan BTC. We're just basically the average of... We're below it, though. What if this is the historic high ever for the 200 week? What if it only curls down below it forever more? That would be pretty bad. It's certainly a sign of being sideways at best when you're hovering around all the moving averages of whatever sorts you want to analyze. There's really not a lot to say on Bitcoin. I think the market is so thin in both directions that we are one headline away from a 10 % day one way or the other. Something bad goes down with an exchange that rhymes with... Finance. Let me see if I can find a word, Josh. And, you know, that's the negative 10 % day potentially. But if we get that BlackRock ETF, maybe... We're gonna be saying that for like six months. It'll just be around the corner, guys. Just wait another few weeks. BlackRock's gonna come save us, guys. Not a place we want to be, you know? The same thing with halving. You don't want to be the central focus, even though that's how it's been historically. This is no different than 2020, 2016. It's no different. It's just, you know, same stuff, different day. It's got to be boring, even in the good times. Even when there is another cycle, historically there has been. There's still loads of time that's just boring where people get sucked out of the ecosystem, lack of paying attention, etc. Hey, Josh, I want to give a shout out. Thanks, RedScrutinizer, for bringing it up early in the show. We usually mention it towards the end that Josh does videos. But Josh does videos, and you should check them out at Carpe Noctem on YouTube. Carpe Noctem. I don't know how to spell it, so I'm saying it. Yeah, that'll help. People have no clue. It's N -O -C -T -O -M? There you go. You know what I randomly looked today at our... This has turned into a podcast of a podcast, but I looked at our reviews on some podcast stream, and it was over four and a half stars. I was like, oh shit, we got... People like us? I guess so. I don't know. I will say there has been a steady crew who have watched and listened to this show for like six years. It has been six years, Josh. They've tolerated us for quite some time. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. We started in 17, so six years. Six years you've known me. I've owed you a stake for about three. It's true. That's very true. Yeah. Thanks for being here, y 'all. Appreciate you. Even when it's really boring, how can you possibly make money when it's not boring if you can't be here when it's boring? Well, look, there's two things you can do. You can learn about the tech, which might sound cliche, but I did a lot of my Bitcoin learning in 2015, 2014. You know, there's not all those damage else to do, then like to learn what the hell's going on with this stuff, right? Drink the Kool -Aid, get indoctrinated, whatever. That was the time. Look at some of these long timers in the chat, Karen, Callie. We actually met in person one time even. She's been here for most of the time since we've been recording. I like this one. I like you, but I also hate you since 2019. Thank you, Liam. We will take it. You know, the thing is we have very little agenda other than our own bags, but we're just talking about our thoughts about them here. We're not trying to convince you to buy them or sell them or anything else. We're just discussing it and y 'all are here because you decided to listen to conversation. So there's very, very, very little opportunity to be victim to our terrible words. Well, hip hop is right. The best content does come during the bear market, I think. Yeah. So anyway, back to price. Yes, I've been DCA for months. I could care less with prices. The lower it goes, the happier I get because that means I get more BTC. If it goes below 15, sure. I don't care. I'm not worried about, we've talked about this for weeks, but if we're below 15 and it's 2025, then we're in trouble. But if we're boring and oscillating between 23 and 30 for the next six months, I'm not worried about it personally. 23 and 30 would be great. This drive chain nonsense is exciting me because governance debates historically have been bullish. If nobody cares about what you do with the chain, then it's not a good chain. Sure. Yeah, I agree. The ultimate crazy shower thought is where does BlackRock, how do they vote on the fork? Are people actually talking about a fork? No, but let's say it comes to that. I'm not talking about the most likely scenario here. I'm talking about a potential scenario. I'd assume they'd vote with the miners. I'd assume they'd vote for it. I don't know. There was something in the prospectus about forks for the BlackRock ETF. I can't remember exactly what it said, but yeah, I don't know. That'd be interesting. If that comes to pass, I don't think it will, but something to think about way down the line. Yeah. Zero X, lots of vowels says ESG fork. I don't know about that. I don't know about that. Fink has really backed off the CEO of BlackRock. He's really backed off of the ESG narrative. And if anything, we're getting a lot of press on the side of Bitcoin being ESG friendly. So it's really... Grid stabilization. Yeah. It's really changed after that. I think the New York Times piece was the bottom of the dirty Bitcoin narrative potentially. I think grid stabilization has to exist though. They have to figure out how does this not just waste energy, but how does it create stability? How does it use renewables? You have to push into those things really hard because otherwise I personally feel like proof of work feels kind of pointless if it's not just work, but it's also waste. Proof of work that's not waste, I think is fine. Well, you're securing the assets. What are the values for all of the banks globally? I know, but proof of stake is also doing a pretty good job of securing the assets. Proof of stake has yet to prove itself. It hasn't been a successful proof of stake chain since existed. it's We haven't seen Ethereum proof of stake in a bull market and it hasn't done so hot so far. So it needs time to prove itself. That's all I'm saying. Look at any proof of stake coin historically, and they don't do well for whatever reason, they do not do well. I'm not saying it's not secure. I'm just saying, look, it hasn't done well. Yeah, undeniable. I'm not sure about that. Let's pull up CoinGecko. You tell me which. EOS? Has that done well? Oh, come on. I'm talking about will Ethereum do well with proof of stake? Yeah. Okay. But I'm saying we can't just assume ETH is going to do well because it's ETH. It's changed its security model. It's changed the yield component. It hasn't proven itself yet in my eyes. That's all I'm saying. Neither has Solana, neither has Tron, Cardano, Dot, Matic. All this stuff hasn't really done anything or gone anywhere. Five years ago, we had a list of other 10 proof of stake coins that didn't do anything. I maintain this philosophy of Bitcoin versus Ethereum, wherein the variability of Ethereum is okay. It does change. It does have governance adjustments, but it's still pretty Chad -like. BTC, you know what you get. It can be good, but you just know what you get. That doesn't make Ethereum bad. Alts should have higher beta to Bitcoin. They're just riskier. And that's where all the stupid stuff happens. So yeah, there's the Lido issues with these. But there's issues with every proof of stake coin. Historically, they just don't do well over time. That's all I'm saying. There's issues with miner centralization as well. Of course. But miner centralization issues are very similar to the staking centralization issues. Similar, but I wouldn't say the same. All I'm saying is if you're drinking the ETH Kool -Aid, I don't care which side of the debate you're on. I'm just saying find one proof of stake coin that does well over time. I haven't seen it. I have not seen it. Ripple doesn't count. Doge doesn't count. Litecoin doesn't count. You will, don't worry. I hope ETH is the first one. But we just haven't seen it. That's all I'm saying. Yeah. ETH BTC appears to just want to keep going droopy sideways down. I don't know if we call this a direction or not. I mean, that is a downtrend over the last year, one year of downtrend. But it's not like puke -y. You want to hear a crazy thought? Bitcoin's having will be more bullish for ETH than it will be for Bitcoin. Sure. I don't think that's that crazy. It's down 23 % in a year, ETH BTC. Relative to previous bear markets, that's not much at all. 80%. Suzanne's got time. Or I'm saying we've created some stabilization in these asset ratios. I don't know. Well, it doesn't look bullish, but it doesn't look turbo bearish. You know, it looks neutral. It looks like it's ready for lows. It doesn't look like it wants to go higher, that's for sure. But would you expect it to? It's not the coin that's getting an ETF. It's not the coin that has all the flows. ETH? Yeah. Oh, dude, the first thing you do once the Bitcoin ETF is announced is assume the ETH ETF is on the way. Right. We've talked about this, that the best news for ETH is, of course, a Bitcoin ETF. Who cares about Bitcoin, right? That's fine. I'm not going to disagree with you. But I'm saying in the moment, the flows are just not going to come to ETH first. ETH will have its day. There's no doubt ETH will be at 10K. Clip it, chat, clip it and ship it. Talk to me in 2025. ETH BTC may do super well. It may go to 0 .1. But over time, it has not done well. I do like T -Bells flip mode. ETH. I think most of the civilized universe likes T -Bells. ETH to 10K is where you lost me. Not because... Is that too low? No, no, no. Not because I was unhappy. I was euphoric. Okay. That's all I need. Just little ETH to 10K action, Josh, and sunset. We ride off into it. That's all we need. You know what else I was thinking? What's that? It's the constant thought of these institutional products. Are they going to offer a yield component? Eventually, they should. I just don't know if that's baked in to the initial applications, right? Yeah. Shouldn't probably be baked into the initial applications. Why not? What if you have BlackRock, you know, take over Lido? What a crazy thought that is, you know? It is a crazy thought. Then we really get to see how good Proof of Stake is. Yeah, I just got excited. I think we need to think like that because of the institutional influence that's clearly going to be here eventually, right? What's going to happen when OFAC compliant BlackRock takes over ETH, you know? Same thing with Bitcoin. They're buying miners. They've got influence on all sorts of stuff. Just something to think about long term. Yeah. I don't think we've really seen the wars that will exist, like have looked puny compared to the wars of the future. No, I don't think we'll have BTC staking. But I don't know. Things could get wild, right? Absolutely wild when the most important asset manager on the universe is in our backyard all of a sudden, you know? Yeah. I want to talk about the dollar. But first, there was a ruling this week where there were two dissenting opinions in crypto's favor. But I don't remember what the ruling was on. Do you remember? I thought one was for Uniswap, but that was two weeks ago. No, it was about the Stoner Cats thing. NFT stuff. As an NFT person, what are your thoughts on that? I think a lot of NFTs played like dance real close to the fire. But at the same time, I think it's really interesting and encouraging to see SEC commissioners write these dissenting opinions and making pretty direct correlations to things like Star Wars collectibles of the past. Like, for someone to purchase a Star Wars collectible and think that, okay, this might be valuable in the future is not an unreasonable thought. That does not make it a security, you know? That said, I don't know that I would say like Stoner Cats or many other NFT projects were like in perfect compliance with what they were doing, too. Like, they might have been going a little hard on the, hey, a number might go up thing versus like... They were a product of their time. Versus enjoy the cats, you know? You buy it for the quality of the art.
A highlight from 42: Week 1 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultra Flex football podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me is Rob Green. Hello, hello. And Wheeler. Ryan Howdy, howdy. Tony, you do COVID well. Man, you sound really good, actually. I just realized it. Help my radio voice. Yeah, all right, cool. We got the album thing that we always do. Like I said, we're gonna go over our song title so that you guys know what to listen for. The audience knows what to listen for. We are doing Astro Lounge. The album is called Astro Lounge by Smash Mouth. Because Steve Harwell died. And apparently we're just gonna do an album of everyone who dies. So if you want to get your name on the show, just create an album, become a hit and... There's a pattern forming here. Yeah. Anyway, so my song titles are Who's There, Digging Your Scene, I Just Wanna See, Waste and All Star. Rob. I Satellite, got Radio, Stone, Then the Morning Comes, and Road Man. I've got Fallen Horses, Defeat You, Come On, Come On, Home, and Can't Get Enough of You, Baby. So we'll work those in here. This is gonna be a relatively shorter version of what we've usually been doing last year in this off season. So try to keep this around 30 minutes. We're gonna talk about football talk, which will be recapping week one. We're gonna pick games like we always do. And then we're gonna play Who Am I? So let's talk some football. Let's go to football talk. Dude, I was in my own world there. Let's try that again. Say it again. Let's go to football talk. Sometimes we're good, sometimes we're not, it's fine. I was honestly trying to think of how I could nail like three song titles in one sentence. Right, just on the road, man. We're like Josh Allen, sometimes we're good, sometimes we're not. Week one, interesting week. It always is an interesting week. We had some Fallen Horses, even at home. We had some pretty big upsets in some minds. I guess maybe not upsets, but surprises with the Bengals putting up three points. The Bills not being able to beat a backup quarterback. So let's dig in. If you've listened to this before, you know we're probably gonna start with the Bills and the Titans. I think the Bills game had the biggest news of the season by far with a future Hall of Hamer tearing achilles his four plays into the game. Four plays, man, brutal. So Rob, what happened to the Bills? They sucked. I don't even wanna talk about the Bills this week. Can we talk about another team? Let's talk about the Titans, guys. I'm on to the Raiders this week. The frustrating part for me, which we will talk about the Titans here in a second, is the thing that I've been asking for for what felt like a long time now is for their offensive line and defensive line to play better. And they kind of did. Like the defensive line was in the backfield all game. The offensive line played well enough to win the game. I mean, the Jets have a very good defensive line and they held their own. And our superstar quote unquote quarterback that got paid a boatload of money literally lost the game for us, which is frustrating. So I don't wanna waste too much time talking about the Bills. I just wanna see who your guys' all -star would have been for the Jets on offense. Who would you say, or defense, I guess.
A highlight from The Hyatt Regency Skywalk Disaster
"Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh and there's Chuck and it's just the two of us and we're going to do just fine. I have a good feeling because this is Stuff You Should Know. We've been at it for decades now. Well, in different decades. Right. That's how people get you. They say stuff like that. That's right. Big COA for this one. It is about a very gruesome tragedy that we're going to detail. And we're going to talk about a little bit of the gruesome stuff but not get too, you know, detailed. Because it was a terrible tragedy but we just want to alert listeners, especially our younger listeners, that some of this stuff is pretty terrible. That is the events of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri in 1981. Yeah. And that was just one year after that hotel opened, right? That's right. This is the Hyatt Regency, a 45 -story, 700 -room hotel that opened in July of 1980. It was a part of a big suite, a complex called the... Yeah. The Crown Center Complex. And it had retail, it had housing, all kinds of stuff owned by the Hallmark Corporation. That's where the crown came from. Because remember, if you turn a Hallmark card over, sometimes it says crown? Well, then their logo is a crown. Oh yeah, that too. But this hotel, Chuck, if you go back and look at pictures of it pre -disaster, it was magnificent. Like, if you looked up, you would see that there was a high hall, a walkway, right over your head. And that was actually one of three that were kind of like the signature design of this atrium at the Hyatt Regency, Kansas City. That's right. And like we said, this thing had been open for about a year when the collapse tragedy occurred during one of their, they were hosting these weekend tea dances, which apparently were very popular in town. It was sort of an antiquated old school thing that they did. But the people of Kansas City ate it up, and they were just growing bigger and bigger with every weekend. And on this particular weekend, they had, as they did, they had a live band playing. And I saw anywhere from, I saw a thousand people in different places. This is one of those things where like every time you see a different video, you'll get different numbers and different things. And these can be a little frustrating sometimes, but at least a thousand. And maybe as many as 2 ,000 people there hanging out, partying, and dancing in the lobby. Yeah. I mean, if you see, there's footage of it, because I think one of the local TV stations was doing a human interest piece on how popular this dance had become, this Friday night dance. And that place was packed with people, not just in the atrium on the floor, but also up at the Terrace restaurant and on those three walkways that span the entire length of the atrium from one side to another on the second, third, and fourth floors. So there was a ton of people. And the number I most commonly saw was 1 ,500. So I guess everybody else split the difference. Yeah. So it's crowded. It's packed full of people. A little after seven o 'clock, the band comes back from a break to play their final big number of the dance contest.
A highlight from Short Stuff: Why Spilling Salt is Unlucky
"You know, there are some things in life you just can't trust, like a free couch on the side of the road, or the sushi rolls from your local gas station, or when your kid says they don't need the bathroom before the road trip. But there are some things in life you can trust, like the HP Smart Tank Printer. With up to two years of ink included and outstanding print quality, you can rely on the HP Smart Tank Printer from HP, America's most trusted printer brand. Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh and there's Chuck, and we're doing it by ourselves, doing it in the park, doing it after dark. It's Short Stuff. Yeah, and you know what? This was a little treat for me because this is one of the old HowStuffWorks articles written by Debbie Ronca, my good friend. Yeah, yeah. I saw that. When I picked it, I was like, Chuck's gonna love this. Yeah, there was a time when we were writing there where I ended up getting quite a few of my friends' freelance jobs, and Debbie was one of them, and we just saw Deb at our show in Boston. Hey, Debbie. So it was good to catch up with her. Yeah, and she did a great job with this because it's not easy to talk about superstitions and keep your wits about you. You can get so scared that you are just gonna get off track. You might stop writing altogether, but she plowed through and came up with a great article from HowStuffWorks about why it's bad luck to spill salt, because everybody knows it's bad luck to spill salt. But why? And then on top of that, have you ever noticed some people throw salt over their left shoulder when they spill it? I do. Why would we do that too? Here's the thing. I know that superstitions can be regional, and I'm not saying people in the South don't I've never seen anyone do this. I know it's a thing. I've heard of it. But I never did it. Maybe I've never spilled salt. I don't know. But I've never known people who did it, so it just wasn't a popular thing for me growing up or now. Throwing it over your shoulder? Yeah. I've never seen anyone do this stuff. So, yeah, I do it every time, but it's possible, though, that's – I guess I want to establish – you've known forever that spilling salt is bad luck at least, right? No. Oh, okay. I mean, I've heard about it and seen it in movies, but it wasn't like a superstition that was prominent for me for some reason. Okay. But you had heard of it. Like, this isn't like news to you. No, no, no. It wasn't news. It was just like, who does this, and why is everyone spilling salt? So, yeah, the thing about spilling salt and it being a superstition is it seems to be a really, really old superstition that's been passed down through millennia, essentially, and it's still around today, which is kind of funny, because I don't actually consider myself superstitious, but yet I still throw salt over my left shoulder every time I spill it, and I spill a lot of salt. What does spilling salt mean? Like, you reach for the shaker and you tip it over by accident? I do it any time the salt touches the counter or anything aside from the salt box that I use. So, like, if you're shaking a little salt on food and some, like, jumps off onto the counter, that's considered spilling it? No, I don't actually know that you mentioned that. This is more, I'll grab a pinch out of the salt box and be salting stuff, and if that gets messy, then yeah. It's almost like if I see it and notice it, then I will throw it over my shoulder. All right. I love it. I'm certainly not, I mean, I'm the weirdo that steps on a crack with their left foot then has to step on a crack with their right foot.
A highlight from Ben Is In TROUBLE! | Bitboy Crypto Files Major Lawsuit!
"Wow, it looks much better today than it did yesterday. See all these green bubbles on the market. Yesterday was crazy. Yesterday felt very, very, very much like a capitulation event and we actually we tested some very, very, very critical levels on Bitcoin. I mean, I must say yesterday when I was on the plane on the way to Singapore, I looked at the Bitcoin chart and I really, really, really thought we were going to break below this 24 ,779 level. That would have been a big level to break through because up until that point where we break through the 24 ,779, we're still putting in higher lows. The minute we go below that, we're not putting in higher lows anymore. And to me, that would mean that we maybe have to relook at our thesis if we stay under that for a long period of time. But I guess we did actually survive that. And so far, we're closing up today. And today we've got a big green candle. When it came to altcoins yesterday, altcoins really, really, really got a capitulation yesterday. It felt like a desert out there. I don't know if you guys noticed, but there were no bids on anything. Every single altcoin on the market felt like there were absolutely no buyers out there. And the reason why that is, is because of what the market saw over here. So we got news that the FTX liquidator was actually going to start selling the three and a half billion dollars worth of altcoins. Remember that FTX contracted with Galaxy to help them to liquidate their altcoins into Bitcoin and ETH and to start getting them all into Bitcoin and ETH. The rumour mill on Twitter made people believe that all these sales were going to happen on September 13th or September 15th, when in actual fact, that actual date when they're only going to court this week. And only after they go to court, can this actually be approved? And even if this does get approved, well, that's when they can actually start selling. Anyway, look, be that as it may, what crypto Twitter turned this thing into was they said, listen, the FTX liquidator is going to liquidate 685 million dollars worth of Solana. And you can see this just perpetuated and perpetuated 628 million dollars worth of Sol will be sold by FTX. If you're in Sol, have a look at it again. And that sparked the whole altcoin capitulation in the market, because for some reason, what people thought themselves, well, if the liquidator is selling Sol, that's going to bring down the whole FTX market. I saw this as an opportunity. I'm going to show you why I saw this as an opportunity. And in fact, I was in Fred's camp who said, listen, I'm going to help my mother accumulate some Sol over the next three months or so. My dad passed away two years ago and she no longer works. This could be a nice addition to a retirement package. And I know that Fred actually got back yesterday from his long holiday in Ibiza and wherever else he was partying. And he came back. The first thing that was he actually went to buy Sol. So we're going to talk about the FTX liquidation. We're going to talk about the reality behind the FTX liquidation. We're going to talk about whether we should actually be worried and whether this is going to cause an altcoin capitulation. And then lastly, look, I don't know if it's out yet. I'm going to check my phone because I know it's coming to me like any minute now. But we have news that there is going to be a lawsuit filed against BitBoy by his own company. So by Hit Network or the company that owns BitBoy Crypto, there is going to be a lawsuit filed this morning. And we're going to give you the juice from the lawsuit this morning. Hopefully the lawsuit gets filed while we are on the stream and we can actually go through the lawsuit. I have some ideas of what's in the lawsuit. I've been given some, should we call it? I don't know. It's not really inside information because not anyone inside the company, but I have been given information about what this lawsuit is about. Let me tell you, it is juicy, juicy, juicy, juicy. And hopefully that's going to get leaked while we're on the show. If not, I'll just tell you what I know about it and tomorrow we'll definitely have the whole thing. Yes, we've also got some big macro news and then some other altcoin news. We saw the banana bot story that got messed up today. So we're going to talk about that. Listen, it's going to be a big show. I'm here in bringing Singapore you crypto love and crypto wisdom. It is now half past eight at night. Or sorry, it's later. It's actually half past nine at night. I'm going to bring you a show and then I'm going to go and hit the party. I'm going to go hit the, hit the BitGet party and a whole lot of other stuff. So I think we can do it. Let's go. Well, we almost had Josh playing us the get out of bed with some, come on, Josh, come on, Josh, come on, Josh, what are you doing, man? What do you do? I'm in Singapore. If I was there, I would, I would tell the, the scarecrow off. Anyway, listen, guys, I'm here. I'm in Singapore. I wasn't going to bring your show today, but there's so much going on that I just thought it's actually, we must actually talk about what happened yesterday. We must actually talk about what's going on in the market. We must talk about this BitBoy lawsuit. We must talk about whether this altcoin capitulation is going to continue or not to continue. People are saying, no, no, no, Josh, you can't do that. Let's, let's do it. Let's do it for the family. Hold on. Let's do it for the family. Here we go. Get the fuck out of bed bitch, go. Gotta wake up. Gotta wake up bitch, get up. Gotta wake up, get up, get up. Get up, be, be, get up, get up, get up, get up. All right.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/11/23
"There stars are in the southern sky and if ever you decide... If my research is correct, this was what the Madison Square Garden crowd heard to begin the show that Mike was in attendance for when he was in New York. I'm just watching guys play tennis, but this is what Mike did. I bet it was awesome. Mike and I were in New York City at the same time doing very different things. Wait a minute. Don't say Mike and I were in New York City. You created quite the drama by your refusal to spend even a second of time with me when you and your beautiful bride were celebrating your anniversary. Well, excuse me for not peeling away for schmooze time on an anniversary event. It took Peg Hudson to set Joe and me straight. Let me give you the backstory. Yes, there's always backstory. Your research is spot on. That was what they opened with. They all lined up across the front of the stage, including the great Vince Gill. Oh my God. That show was unbelievable. I mean, when's the last time you've gone to a concert and for two hours you hear the band just do hit after hit after hit after hit? Who can do that? It's not a long list. The Eagles can do it. And they did it. Opened up by Steely Dan. And in fairness, there's an example, three quarters of the songs, I don't remember it. I never heard of, but there's a couple of hits there for some of the great Steely Dan. And then of course, the Eagles with what was an incredible night at Madison Square Garden. But anyway, you're here, you're in town. I'm in town with Joey and Peg. We're seeing the Eagles and we saw a couple Broadway shows and I figured when Mark and Lisa go do stuff, it's Mark and Lisa time. And I should have known that. So I delicately said, hey, you want to get together for lunch or dinner while you're here? I mean, we don't see each other in person very much. And of course, as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, oh, we're slammed. Thank you. We're very busy. We're very busy. We're slammed. We're a little maxed out here. We're maxed out. And so Joey and I got all up in arms about it Saturday night. My man, my man, buddy card is being revoked. We went to dinner at a place called Centurion, New York, and I had a table set for you and Lisa. I mean, we were in a private room on the 55th floor of one Wondervelt. I'm not kidding you. It was unbelievable. It's this brand new dining experience. And we had a room with a table of six with three of us. And I kept saying, gosh, what, how perfect that would have been for Mark and Lisa to have joined us. And Joey and I started bellyaching about your rudeness. And then Peg says, it took a woman to point out, are you guys high? Right. Well, she says, do you think they want to spend their anniversary weekend with you talking shop? And I said, well, first of all, we're more than just shop. It's not just work. We're friends. Exactly. There's all kinds of commonalities and tastes and the culture in our lives. And we're intertwined, of course, it would have been lovely. But it wasn't because you didn't give us the time of day. I know my priorities. Well, you're right. Okay. I mean, good for you. And I hope you had a lovely weekend. So what exactly should I have given up? Should I have, well, here's a weird story because we thought that one night was going to be at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for tennis purposes. And the other one was going to be at Elio's in the Upper East Side, the restaurant where I proposed to her in March of 2002. So which of those should I have cashed in, you know, go hang out with y 'all as much as wonderful as that would have been. I mean, is the proposal restaurant all that significant? Come on. Yes, it is. But here's what's weird. Here's the weird thing that happened on tennis day. Do you know how weird tennis is trying to attend it? If you want to go to the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th, you can get a ticket right now for the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th. But if you want to go see Novak Djokovic, which is what my bride wanted to do, because from 10, 15 years ago, we're watching Nadal and Federer, and she just loves these guys. And we have loved watching tennis together on the TV box. And I said, for this anniversary, I'm taking you to the U .S. Open. It's like, great, we'll go see Djokovic or other great players, Daniel Medvedev, the young Carlos Alcaraz, who may be the next Nadal. But if you want to see Djokovic, you can't. He's not guaranteed to play on a particular day at a particular time. You can nail down the day. We did not know until hours ahead of time that Djokovic and Ben Shelton, the American, would be the early match. And silly me, I thought, there's no way. He's got to be the late match. So I bought tickets to the late match at no small expense. But then all of a sudden it's like, ding, ding, ding. Nope. That is Medvedev. He'll be playing Alcaraz at night and beat him, of course, because it was Djokovic and Medvedev. And Djokovic won in the final that we watched last night. It was great. So here's what I had to do. I've never done this before. I'm a big fan of the secondary market. So I had these tickets on Ticketmaster. In the old days. You tell me you sold tickets because I was desperately trying to get tickets to go. I'm going to kill you. What? No. I wanted to go so bad. To the open? I wanted to go to the open so badly I could taste it. And I went on the secondary market. You know, God's been good to me and I have a pretty good living. I ain't spending $14 ,000 a ticket. Okay. You want to talk real dollars? I'm going to do this. I am going to do this for my bride. She doesn't do mink coats or huge jewelry. You know, she's just one of the million reasons I love her. We were in unbelievable seats for the night, for the night one in the hundred level, the loge level. And they were $1 apiece. ,700 $1 ,700 apiece. So $3 ,400 to put my wife and me in these magnificent seats. Then we learned, guess what? Djokovic ain't playing at night. He's playing in the daytime. So now I got to go get seats to that. But here's the thing, since the world expected Djokovic to be at night, that's why those seats were $1 ,700. The moment it was announced, I flip immediately to the day session, got the exact same seats on the other side of Arthur Ashe Stadium for $600 apiece. Boom. Then I sold, with my phone still in my hand, sold the ones that I had bought. Obviously, their price went down a little bit. So I didn't make it all back. But I essentially paid for the other ones with the sale of the first ones. It is a crazy modern world, man. It is a crazy modern world. And heaven forbid you would have said to your talk show buddy, you want a couple tickets to the open because I would have bought them from you direct. I wouldn't even know. Funny, I don't know how to transfer them to another actual human being. Well, there's a way. There's got to be a way. All right. I think there's enough about that. Here's my proclamation. If I come to Dallas for a weekend, I'll make time to see you and Lisa, okay? And I will find a restaurant with a private room and a seat for anybody you want to bring. All right. We'll replicate it, Texas. Let me share with you the sights and sounds of what I experienced this morning walking into work here at 111 Broadway in lower Manhattan. All the police activity as the commemoration, the bell is ringing, observing the moment the flight hit the North Tower. Twenty -two years, Mark. The moment you know well. Boy. You were in the Empire State. Sure was. And we're going to relive that today on the show as we always do. We're also going to play that beautiful faith -filled tribute called Silent Night that our friends at KRLA in Los Angeles made many years ago where God, you just don't believe it, but he has a plan and he is always, always with us, even in our darkest hours. So, you know, Axios had an interesting piece this morning about how young men and women enlisting today and joining the military. They don't have that sense of understanding or recognition of 9 -11. So many people became members of the military because of 9 -11. It was such a movement in this country and it was beautiful and it continues to be. And they're in their mid -forties now. Correct. You know, ish. And you think about, I mean, there are people of legal adulthood, 21 years old now, who were not alive for 9 -11. Absolutely. For them, it's not like it's Pearl Harbor or anything, but it's just something that happened before I was born. I got to wrap my head around that. It's interesting that I heard, that's a second time today, though, I've heard somebody say, well, it's not like Pearl Harbor. I really feel it is. Just to me, it's, maybe it's because of our age and, you know, we run around. Here's the crazy thing. You and I were both born less than 20 years afterward. Correct. After Pearl Harbor. So it was just something that had recently happened. That's right. Had a certain stigma and, you know. So I think about the people who joined the military on behalf of those who died on 9 -11 and fighting for our freedoms, fighting against tyranny. And Mark, I am stunned at the rapid way tyranny has come to our own governance. I read an article the other day in the New York Times. It's an opinion piece, to be fair. Trump indict Trump's indictments, the key players in the 2020 election effort. And Mark, they did one of these and I read it online, one of these comprehensive articles about how everybody who questioned in any way, shape or form the outcome of the 2020 election is a co -conspirator in the election denialism that is traitorous, that is traitorous, that's treason. Now, attack on democracy. Right now, never mind all the Democrats, including Hillary on down, who lined up in question the outcome of 2016. I guess that doesn't count. I'm sure the New York Times didn't do, you know, an extensive piece on this, but they've got everybody ensnared in this, Mark. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley. We saw Lindsey Graham almost got indicted in Fulton County. And all they were doing was saying, what happened here? And exactly daring to inquire. And that has become a tactic of the left. And I think COVID, tell me if you agree with me, COVID broke the door open on this. If you dared question the vaccine or if you dared question the lockdowns, you were shut down. You lost your social media status. Some people lost their jobs. Look at the, look at all the airline pilots we lost because they wouldn't get vaccinated. And that kind of opened the door. And now it comes to the, to election integrity and the New York Times and people who think like them want to weaponize our free speech right to question anything. And criminalize it. And so your metaphor is apt. It absolutely is. And I hope it goes a similar way that the COVID extremism did. And that is that the pendulum swings. And now we have relative rationality, even though I did see in New York City, people walking around by themselves in Washington Square Park, wearing a mask outside. But not many, right? Not very many at all. Listen, I almost wanted a mask to keep away from the weed smell. I asked a New York City cop, what's with the weed? And he told me, he said, look, it's legal. You can't have enough where you're trying to sell it. You can't give it to kids, blah, blah, blah. But it's pretty, and I said, has it been a problem? He said, not really. He said, I don't like it either, but it's people doing, so, but not to divert. So your metaphor is apt. I hope that the pendulum swings, as it did with COVID, and I hope it does it maybe even quicker because the, because the Fauci's and the various other people who hit us with this have been proven so terribly, terribly wrong and corrupt so relatively quickly. I hope that can happen on weaponization of election. Well, Mark, there's reason to be optimistic. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling, huge win for free speech where this appeals court upheld the prohibiting government officials from communicating with social media companies. There was a preliminary junction. The defendants include Joe Biden, the U .S. Surgeon General, the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the courts are agreeing that it is absolutely unlawful for government officials to try to censor speech on social media. Of course it is. Well, it took a long time. Sure. Well, listen, justice delayed is justice denied. But that's the pendulum swinging. And I hope you, speaking of New York, I hope you saw the New York -based shrews over on The View Friday, Anna Navarro and the rest of them now complaining about the illegals in New York City saying they need to be resettled elsewhere. Anna Navarro and the rest of them on The View want to kick illegals out of New York. How unwelcoming. Oh, how well, how unchristian -like of them. But listen, I heard somebody say this somewhere else and it's true. People like Greg Abbott and others have called Eric Adams bluff. Yep. We've called their bluff. We've said, all right, you want to be a sanctuary city? Here's what it looks like. This is it. Welcome to Texas. Every day, the amount. Welcome to El Paso. And, you know, so golly, I hope the pendulum is swing. Great to have you back. It is wonderful to be back. Great to kick off a big, big week. I'll be in Philly tonight for a big event with Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers. Faith and Freedom Coalition event. And then back here on in New York Tuesday and then back to Florida. So, OK, this is crazy. Mr. Acela corridor. You're in Philadelphia for an event tonight. I'm on the 115 Acela. I love that train. In the morning? 115 this afternoon. To get there. But where are you doing the show tomorrow morning? From Philly, from AM 990. And then taking the Acela back. And I have to admit, I'm not a big train travel fan. Yep. I like that Acela. Yep. Pretty cool. And, you know, I think I've got to be in first class just so I can, as an observer, experience what that first class experience must be like. If you're going to do it, do it. You might as well go up front, you know, and or actually in the back. Sometimes the first class on the Acela is on the way in the back. But I still like walking over to the cafe car and getting a hot dog. Kicking it old school. Absolutely. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Big week. All right. Happy Monday, my friend. Happy Monday. Mike Gallagher there for you on this very. I'm just. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S., 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 U .S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 percent their first year at lifelock dot com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
A highlight from Selects: How Space Stations Work
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A highlight from BCB126_JASON MAIER: Why The Left & Right Can Agree On Bitcoin
"If your goal is to have a world money that is accessible to everybody, then you have to be okay with everybody using it. The idea that you're just going to sort of write off people that I'm trying to educate because they don't fit in the category that you think, which by the way, those categories are sort of fiat world imposed categories. People are attached to them and they're important, but if you're just writing off a bunch of people because they don't fit what you think Bitcoin is, then you're not really working towards a world money for everybody. This is the Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast, a show where average Joe firefighters explore the most important monetary technology of the 21st century. We talk Bitcoin, we talk finance, and we talk shit. Welcome back in folks. We've reached another week and with that comes another episode of the Blue Collar Bitcoin podcast. Seriously, thanks for choosing to spend some time with us. This week, Josh and myself, Dan sit down with Jason Meyer. Jason is the author of a new book titled A Progressive's Case for Bitcoin. He's also just a regular, super relatable dude. His day job and lifelong passion is teaching high school math. His book and the themes he explores with us in this hour aren't just well thought out. They're not just well delivered. They're also downright inspirational. During our time together, we explore with Jason why Bitcoin is good for the environment, how Bitcoin helps poor and marginalized communities, why Bitcoin is a protest against too big to fail banks, how both the left and the right can agree Bitcoin marks an empowering move forward for humanity, and the significance of what we call the immaculate Bitcoin orgasm. A few weeks ago, we did a deep dive on home mining and the heat bit preorders for the heat bit. Many ended September and so does the chance to get these puppies at a 30 % discount. These heat bits aren't just bad ass. They pay for themselves. You can get a juicy discount on this three in one device, a heater, an air purifier and a Bitcoin miner with code BCB. That's code BCB at heat bit dot com. Additionally, if you are planning to go to Bitcoin Amsterdam in October or Bitcoin 2024 in Nashville next July, take 10 % off your tickets with code BCB. Lastly, I want to highlight the point that there are certain things in life worth compromising and flexing on, like what movie to watch tonight, what shirt to wear, whether to take a shit in the upstairs or downstairs bathroom. However, there are other things in life you should never compromise on or take shortcuts with, like your values, your health, condoms, or how you store your Bitcoin private keys. If you don't yet own a cold card, what in tarnation are you doing? Choose the world's most trusted and secure signing device, the cold card made by CoinKite. This thing has dual secure elements. It can be truly air gapped. It's ultra secure and it's affordable. You can use code BCB, that's a B, then a C, then a B, B, C, B, to get a 5 % discount and let CoinKite know we sent you. You can also get discounts on a wide variety of CoinKite products, including the block locks at the CoinKite link we have down in the notes. Okay, enjoy this one. Jason, thanks for joining us, my friend. How are you doing today? Great, thank you. I'm excited to be here and excited to talk to you guys about Bitcoin. Absolutely.
A highlight from A Testimony of a Gospel Witness - 1 Timothy 1:1-20
"You know, Adam and I know a brother who's actually a pastor and his name's Callie, and he's just such a gentle and sweet man, but he's had many guys never even heard of this. I didn't even really understand this as a thing before I met this brother. But not only does he have as probably as many tattoos as Josh. So that's a little scary for people, church people especially, right? All right. And then not only that is he's had this thing called body. What's it called? Is it augmentation, body modification, where he's actually got these like horns and is inside his skin and his head and he kind of looks like a lizard. And man, like the first time I met this guy, I looked at him, I thought, that is scary. And then I talked to him and I heard his love for the Lord and what a gentle and quiet and sweet witness he is. And I was broken because I really probably falsely judged him by his appearance. You know, it's kind of like what Paul is saying here, that in me as the chief, I would be an example of what God's perfect patience to those who would believe in him for eternal life. You know, we're meant to look at a brother like Callie and go, man, that's an example of God can take take the person who's so far away from him and bring him into his eternal presence. You know, Paul said it this way in Romans eight. So then he has mercy on our excuse me, this is Romans nine, he has mercy on whomever he wills and he hardens whomever he wills. Well, you'll say to me, then, why does he still find fault for who can resist his will? But who are you? Oh, man, the answer back to God. Well, what does molded say to its molder? Why have you made me like this? Has the potter no right over the clay to make out the same lump, one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable? Now, listen to this. This is a mere imprint of the text we're looking at right now. What if God, desiring to show his wrath and make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath, purport prepared beforehand for destruction in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory? Right, so we see these people out there in the world, vile sinners, and we're going to leave me that way. But we're meant to think that guy could be like a Paul someday. An old preacher once told me he would go and preach at these big biker rallies. He'd go up to that one. You guys ever heard of the big one they have up in Sturgis, Montana every year? It's like the biggest bike rally in the country. And he'd go up there and preach. And he said sometimes he would sometimes he would just get the worst hecklers and people saying the most awful things to him. And he said, what I used to do when that happened is I try to imagine that guy, what he would be like as a Christian. You know, how much would that transform our view of some of the lost people in our lives if we started thinking, I wonder what they'd be like as a Christian? Sometimes I even get a guy, if a guy's yelling at me, he's got a real good voice. I say, yeah, you know, if God saved you, you'd make a great preacher. He gave you a really nice voice. All right, so so we talked about God's purpose in showing grace and mercy through the cross. Number five, we're moving through these pretty, pretty swiftly, I think. To the king of the ages, verse 17, and mortal, invisible, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. So this is actually what is thought to have been a common doxology or praise song in the early church. So, you know, maybe when you go home today, open up your Bible there and look at verse 17, and, you know, maybe somebody in this church could write a little tune. You know, you know, we sing a common doxology, right? You know, praise God from whom all blessings flow. But maybe somebody one day write a tune to this that we could sing in our churches. I think it's a pretty amazing statement there, just on its own to the king of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only wise God be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. Augustine said about this verse, It is indeed the almighty God who at the origins of the world made all things out of nothing. He is before the ages and made and governs the ages. He doesn't grow with time or stretch out in space, nor is he shut in or bounded by any material. He abides within with and in himself as full and perfect eternity, which neither human thought can comprehend nor tongue describe. I thought it was a pretty good summation of what Paul was saying here, the immortal, the immortal, invisible, only wise God.
"josh k" 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 p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy. Oh well, so are we. But until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric my taxes hey there, it's Monday Alvin. They tell me it's Monday. It's Monday, I'm telling you that. My staff tells me that it's Monday. Actually, this is, we've got an exciting show today because in a few minutes, we're talking to one of the tiny tiny handful of heroes in American government today. Senator Josh hawley. And if you don't know who he is, you really should. There are a tiny handful of heroes. Senator Josh hawley is a profound Christian, but he's not the kind of Christian who confuses Christianity with being nice to the devil. He understands that he has a role in life to fight evil and he understands that there's a role for politicians in fighting evil in speaking truth. So we've got him today in our one that's coming right up. Senator Josh hawley, he is leading the way as a senator in trying to bring some of these absolutely anti American treasonous evil actors to justice, this is a big deal folks because you've got all kinds of Republicans who don't seem to care. They are just not the kind of people you want in a foxhole with you. Jim Jordan is a hero. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a hero, Lauren boebert is a hero. Josh hawley is a hero. The other day you heard Ted Cruz down at the border. You've got a few people willing to stick their necks out and to fight. Josh hawley is one of them. So we've got him in our one in our two today, this is the great contrast that we have in guests on this program, we're talking with our friend margarita muni about truth goodness and beauty. We're talking to her about the transcendent about God, she has a wonderful book out called the wounds of beauty, so it's really kind of the opposite end of the spectrum of what we do on this program. One is kind of current events and kind of hard hitting political stuff. Although Josh hawley is talking about a new book he's written on manhood, which actually cuts in both directions, right? That's one of these eternal things we need to talk about. And at the same time, suddenly it's a controversial hot button current events kind of topic. So anyway, that's today we've got that. We also want to announce, I am so excited about this. Some of you know Robert Kennedy junior wrote a book, the real Anthony Fauci. We did not get him on this program to talk about that book, but we had a number of other people talking about that book on this program. It's absolutely chilling. There is no way to unsee what you see when you are encountering when you encounter this kind of information. But not everybody is a reader. I myself did not read the book. But there is a new film out now, which I have just seen the whole film. It's a documentary called the real Anthony Fauci. And I want everyone in America to know what's been going on, to know what a deeply wicked person, Anthony Fauci, is and the people around him, what they have done. Now, you know, deeply wicked people often think they're doing good things. So I don't know where he stands with God, but I know that what he has done in terms of spreading disinformation. It is nightmarish. It is affected all of our lives. This is the key. It's affected all of our lives. So in this film, it exposes his alleged suppression of COVID treatments in favor of his highly profitable COVID vaccine. They have to say alleged, but if you've been following this, you understand that's what happened. That's why everybody was forced to take the vaccine because tremendously profitable for a lot of people. So the book was a sensation was on The New York Times Best Seller list for 17 weeks. But it is now a documentary as I just said, it's titled the real Anthony Fauci. Now, this is Kate, listen to this. They silenced RFK junior, okay? This.
"josh k" Discussed on The Retirement Wisdom Podcast
"Many people listening want to make a difference or they want to give back or they want to pursue something that they've always dreamed about doing. Very similar to a lot of people that your profile. Once they will have the freedom and time after their retirement. But I noticed sometimes there's something that holds them back from getting started. Based on the profiles and your own experience, what advice do you have on how people can get started? I really would defer to you as sort of someone who's probably had more experience with that. And in all sorts of things, I mean, you really have. I can say what I what occurs to me, but I would not offer it up as necessarily terribly studied schooled or proven advice. So it's just the next person on the street saying, assuming one has enough means and not and flexibility in every sense, meaning physical flexibility and needs to do something different. I think you referenced a book that I need to go read that the entire world knows except for me. And I don't know the scripture, but I can say for me a plan of some sort is good action and momentum is good and then being a bit iterative of it is good and revising the plan. Now, by the way, I worked in business, so maybe that's the nature of what you do. But without it, I think I might float. So if I were offering advice to a friend and I would only say it to a friend because I don't have any initials after my name, that would suggest I should be listening to, I would say, maybe write a few things down, write a plan a bit, and if you have sufficient means and capability, make it a specific as possible. And then act on it. And watch the piece of paperwork as a digital screen and watch yourself not having done it. And then see if you can get motivated to do it. And then try it. And by the way, I can give you my own example, which is I did, this is a silly one, but like Andrea, I decided that I would volunteer. And I went to the local police department and I said, I'd like to volunteer and they said, what can you do? And the honest answer is not too much. And the notion of EMT came up and of course I'm not trained. And they said, well, you can drive and I said, yep, they said, how about driving an ambulance? And I said, yes. And I'm going to give that a whirl. It sounds dramatic. It was very serendipitous, though. There was not a big plan. Anyway, so I took all the physical stuff and that passed that. And then they sent me the material and then I went to get the physical training with a young man. And so I got behind the wheel and we did our training session and he said, how are you feeling? And I said, fine, how do you think I'm doing? And he said, well, you're driving, and then he said, well, flip on, and I'm not good with buttons. I was never the guy you would go to to fix anything. And he said, well, okay, so flip on the radio to call the police flip on the radio to call the hospital slip on the radio to call transportation and then put on these alarms and I actually thought I'm going to recuse myself from this because I don't think that's my thing. So anyway, I honestly, it felt like not a terrible defeat, but it just didn't work and I didn't feel capable and I was I took the manual home and I started to study it and I thought it's just not happening. And so I went on to the fortune society and found something where I could use my mouth I'm so glad you brought that up and I appreciate your sharing it. It's a great example of be willing to try things be open minded, but no right and be willing to discover what's right for you. And of course your context where all of that is happening is New York City. Just full disclosure, it was actually not the heart of the city. It was outside the city where because if it was the city, I'm not even sure I would have put myself up for it. So it was not there. It was actually a place with thinner population and a little more ease because actually I would never have even gotten to step one. But thanks for the encouragement. Fair enough. But great example of being willing to try some things. Some will take off and others really get you closer to what they are going to be the right things for you. I really appreciate Josh sharing your experiences and your examples from the book. I found a lot of the examples in your book and I'm sure many people will very inspiring and just a great source of ideas for people thinking about what's next. Well, actually, I'm flattered that you say that and I had some help with the book and coming from a pro who has coached as many people as you have that's really a very nice compliment and I thank you so much for it. That's where she is. Thanks again, Josh. Okay, take care. So what are some insights and actions you can add to your list following this conversation today? Here are three ideas that I came up with. Number one, start with curiosity. When you're thinking about what could be in your third act, really look at the possibilities of the open mind. What things draw your attention? What do you get excited about? What's something in your past that you used to enjoy or used to be passionate about? That maybe you put aside. Is it time to revisit that? Start with curiosity. Number two, talk to people and start doing some experimenting. This is always top of mind for me, but especially so because in our design in your life, small group coaching programs have two groups running now. We're at this phase where people are engaged in prototyping interviews with people who are doing something today that they might like to do in their third act. The 63 people in the third act book really have all different stories. They're doing very different things, there are some common themes. You can get a lot of ideas from them. Same thing with talking to other people in your life, but who are doing interesting things in their third act. And as Josh talked about, there's a lot of value in trying things out before you get over committed. Make sure that you're giving it a shot to see if something's right for you. If it's not, move on to the next thing. There are a lot of possibilities. Number three, set a plan, a direction, but revise along the way. I often revert back to something that I learned from Dave Evans, co author of the book designing your life. That you don't really have to have it all figured out in advance. You can start in a direction and iterate your way forward. And I think that's great advice here. Set a direction, set a path, but be willing to be open minded and revise. Thanks for listening to retirement wisdom podcast. You'll find a few other episodes in the show notes that you can link to. There are interviews in three cases where people who are profiled in the book the third act. But they were on our podcast and you might be interested in hearing their stories. Thanks again for listening.
"josh k" Discussed on KCRW
"Josh Barrow, columnist for Insider On the right is Tim Carney, senior political columnist at the Washington Examiner and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. On the left is David Day and executive editor at the American Prospect. As the U. S withdrew from Afghanistan, We heard complaints from many directions, and one of those directions was from Europe as US leaves Afghanistan. Europe sours on Biden was a Washington Post headline from August 31. Some European leaders had pushed him to extend the withdrawal deadline, which he did not do. Of course. Biden like Donald Trump before him, had been clear about his intention to end this war, But people were maybe understandably used to America. Not really meaning it. Europeans have also chafed at the still in place travel restrictions that make it impossible for many Europeans to travel to the US even as Europe has opened its doors to American travelers. In fact, the EU recommended placing new travel restrictions on America is the Delta Wave has risen here in several countries in the European Union have followed through on that. Our relationship with Europe was supposed to be warmer with Trump gone. So what's happened and do European leaders have good reason for frustration with America and the Biden ministrations to talk about that? Emma Ashford joins us Now Emma's a senior fellow with the new American engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft, Center for strategy and Security. Hi, Emma. Hey there, Josh. So the U. S has been the primary military power in Afghanistan for 20 years or had been many European countries were partners with us, But this is fundamentally our war. What's what position is Europe in to complain here? I mean, if they wanted this work so much, why didn't they fight it? Well, Europeans did fight this war. To some extent, right. The NATO ISAF mission has been an active part of the war in Afghanistan for for over a decade, and European countries contributed to that varying extents of, But as you noted, the point is that it was the US that carried the majority of the burden provided the majority of the forces most logistical support during that time. And when European countries finally figured out that that the U. S was leaving There was even some talk about staying behind after us left, but they were basically unable to do it because they are so reliant on U. S military capabilities. David, What do you make of this? And more broadly, what are what are the merits of a better relationship with Europe? Is there something that Biden should be delivering somewhere here on trade on the travel restrictions that he is not I think when Biden came into office, he thought that just the fact that he was not Donald Trump was going to endear him to Europeans and into extent that that that has been the case. Uh, but I think the administration to me seems to have pulled off. What, uh, what the Obama administration wanted to do as well which was sort of pivot to Asia. Look at the challenges vis a vis China as the primary kind of diplomacy and foreign policy that one sticking duct and Europe. Uh, haven't hasn't really been offered a whole lot on on those terms. And I think that Europe is feeling some some level of, uh out of its resentment or or abandonment or something like that. As a as a result, Uh, I don't. I mean, I still think that these alliances are still fairly strong and probably stronger than they were. Under Trump. And, uh, some of this crumbling does seem to me to be misplaced. Considering the burdens that the U S carried in Afghanistan, for example, and, uh, I think we I think we tend to make a little bit more of this than it might end up actually actually being and in practice. I need to agree with David that I think I'll in when it comes to international relations, just like with Covid people saw and believed that Once you got rid of Trump, it would be easy, which is ironic because that was Trump's argument five years ago was once you get rid of these idiots and put in me, it's going to be easy. These are hard problems, but I guess I wanted to ask, uh, Emma, one of the very interesting trends you've seen, both with Trump and then with Biden's rhetoric out of after pulling out of Afghanistan was a loss of appetite for the sort of I interventionism that really characterized the whole end of the Cold War up to Trump's election. This idea that the U. S was going to go around build democracies is sort of humanitarian intervention. I saw Biden's remarks as reflecting that in the U. S. People really don't have this appetite, and I'm wondering whether Europeans have that where European leaders are going on that question. Yeah. I mean, I think that's right. I think again. There is this trend going back all the way into the Obama administration where presidents say they're going to respond to us public opinion dial down the water and tender get away from sort of us overseas interventionism. Um, and then they tend to end up doing it a little anyway. But But this is definitely reflective of public sentiment here in the U. S. Um, and to some extent in Europe, I think the real difference in Europe is that there is perhaps slightly more appetite for intervention in those crises. That might end up causing large flows of refugees. Into Europe. So if you go back a few years, you look at what happened with with Isis with the Syrian Civil War ish. You know, the impact definitely fell more heavily on Europe. So the European states, I think, in general fields slightly more urgency about some of these problems than the US itself does, But I would I would say that the sort of broader problems between the U. S and Europe right now are not so much this question of interventionism, and it's more the sort of hold over policies from the Trump Administration. The travel ban. Runs the tariffs, the fact that the Europeans are finding that just some practical issues. Biden administration is not as different as they might hoped. And so what do you What do you make of that? It does seem arbitrary to me that we have kept in these travel restrictions on Europe at a time when when other countries that have been hit worse with covid or are currently being hit worse, are able to people from there are able to travel to the U. S and not from Europe. Um and the Covid situation in the US is worse than in Europe right now, so I'll, you know Well, I think especially at the very beginning of the pandemic. There was a strong case for travel restrictions. I don't see what the substantive cases for applying particular restriction on travelers from Europe, the United States and when I look at this action by the EU, or this recommendation by the EU that has turned into action. By some of its member states. For example, even if you're vaccinated, If you want to go to the Netherlands, you have to isolate for several days. If you're coming from the United States is that is that policy is that driven by actual European fear of covid coming in from the United States, or is that an attempt to pressure the US to move away from that hold over policy from the Trump administration that I think Europeans are right to say. Does not have a lot of basis in the current situation in the pandemic. Probably a little of both. I mean, certainly rising case counts here in the US with the Delta Very. And I do mean that the US is not gonna worse position when it comes to Covid. Um, but I would say that the European Union, um when it decided just recently that it would recommend that the U. S removed safe list for travelers, this last countries in Europe reinforce, um some of their restrictions on travelers from the U. S, Um, I think this was eventually European page. Patients running out The EU has been pushing, um, for most of 2021 to have these restrictions, lifted to resume tourism and travel between the two countries to rely on testing vaccines. And, as you say, this is this is a pretty reasonable arguments. I think, particularly given the high levels of vaccination in Europe and the fact that case counselor are better over there at this point, anything comparable much of the year and instead, the bike administration really dragged their feet on this, And so I think what we're seeing now is a is a question of reciprocity. It's it's European state. It's saying if you're not going to open up to our travelers, um maybe we're just going to Focus on public health instead, because we're not getting a lot out of this. David, Do you have a sense of what's driving the bike Administration here? Why they haven't moved on our restrictions on Europe. It feels like inertia to me, uh and and and maybe a somewhat of a level of over cautiousness and and, you know, maybe it's justified in places for Europe. To be pushing the US in in in a better direction. Uh, as these things go. I also think there are places where the U s really needs to push Europe. You know, Four or five months ago, the the Biden administration announced that they supported a trips waiver. The vaccine waiver at the process that the World Trade Organization to allow, uh generic manufacturers to help produce. These vaccines even if they don't have the patents for them, and the major impediments of that has been Germany. Germany, of course, is home to Biontech, which is the partner to Pfizer, which, obviously as done, uh, one of the more successful vaccines and so Germany was really implacably opposed to this and you need a full consensus. At the W. T O in order to get it done, and we've heard almost nothing from about.
"josh k" Discussed on Now Try This
"Because i want to be a lawyer and i'm like no that was era de then. Yeah that was annoying to me like i. I don't think that was the lesson that we should have brought us to the conclusion of that the stories. You know about getting searched and things like that. Those are those are important. Those happen those stories that happened to me. Owner lives. thank you. it's a musical. Yeah didn't give up on her dream and they. They changed that i guess total. It's kind of nice. I don't know it's a little cleaner in this than in the musical super agreed. So you guys now you both said you don't like the building dance scene and i want you guys to tell me why i mean homey y you liked it. I just didn't buy it. I thought it was dumb. Also there was a broadway performer. Recently kyle who was in lame is an lived. I believe in the heights and he fell off his balcony his fire escape and died. And so when. I saw benny leaning like..
"josh k" Discussed on Now Try This
"Oh yeah great. Well now all gives me info four game. we're about to play clip. Try this trivia trivia trivia. Now now we're back guys. We are going to play a game called good or bad good. Welcome to the washington hood. I and going to send each of you a couple of scripts okay and we are going to. If you told me the scene was bad then you are going to be trying to make it better. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. That's not fair because it's not the performances that i thought it was. The idea was good. Then you're gonna give me a bad version of it. okay fine. this is not fire. I'm still conducted how that is how we do it in now. Try this land kellyanne. Your audience is really gonna touch you for this. I agree hundred percent. Honestly have no problem with that first. One here got the beginning of ninety six thousand. I need a benny. And then i need somebody to be everybody else. I'll i'll be everybody else albeit benny. But i'm gonna be dramatic about it. No you should be dramatic. You do not have to sing. You can sing and rap these scenes. You do not have a dramatic reading. We want to make this better. Give me your best shakespeare. Yo if i won the lotto well. I know i wouldn't bother going on no spending spree. I pick a business call and pay the entrance fee it. Maybe if you're lucky you'll stay with me. I'll be businessman. Richard anita's daddy tiger woods and i'm the legs and he's my caddy. My money's making money. I'm going from poed and now mode to mode. I want the brass ring like frodo. Love it oh no here goes mr braggadocio next thing. You know you're lying like nokia. Y'know if you're scared of the ball sand of the rodeo. Oh i got more flows than obi-wan-kenobi oh yoyo limb..
"josh k" Discussed on Now Try This
"Put me off to still wanna see a live production of it. But i loved the show and i was when i was younger but then when i saw as again as an adult has like wait a minute. So let me get this straight. They don't wanna pay rent which we all have to do and they're from. Benny has bought a building good for him and he's the bad guy after letting them live there for free for forever for wanting rent and then like josh cows come on yes. It's hard work to own a building in. it's like home. no you. Don't get to live there for free and light fires isn't it fucked up to that. It's like he's your friend he's trying to bake it and you don't want to support him. Yes and then like mimi okay. After out tonight she breaks into rogers. Apartment roger is highly depressed from heroin and dealing with having aids okay so she breaks into the apartment with heroin and says let's go out tonight and he's like how dare you come into my home like this. And she goes no day but today so as an adult as an adult gathering possible adult. I'm just like oh. I totally hear all of that thing but for me seeing as a kid it like. I'm sure you remember seeing syncing. I i've seen it like three times since i've seen the movie. That theater kid gives you permission. Like be weird and go out there right heroine. Marilyn though speaking of rent one of my favorite parts in movie on no speaking of having no speaking of rent the original broadway. Mimi daphne rubin vega i think is i mean. She's one of my favourite performers anyway. I think she was probably my favorite character in the film of in the heights. she was up at. She was incredible. She was great and they made that character. Maids make sense..
"josh k" Discussed on Now Try This
"I was front row center and i was blown away. You know. forget his last name. But seth who played graffiti pete in the original production. I mean there was a moment where he he was dancing and he like kicked his legs over his head and he froze and then he winked at me. Because i was in the front row he was like look at this and it was it was mind-blowing and us like this lyn linneman room. Maranda fellow is really gifted. You know and here we are while it's awesome so before we get into a lot of this movie. I think i just want to say i was lucky enough. My mom came to visit a couple of weeks before the movie came out which was like if only the timing was perfect would have been great. But for weeks scouring to see if there were early showing. There's something because you don't have new york city. As i found a showing that i got tickets for an hour and a half in jersey so my wonderful girlfriend rented a car for us. So that me my mom and her could drive our outside the city when she came to visit new york city went to jersey out Appealing we went to chelsea we saw. And i got to take my mother and that was the first time i saw at that early preview in that was golden. They were lucky enough to put this on. Hbo so it extended. I think a lot more and it comes out on video soon..
"josh k" Discussed on Now Try This
"Those can draw stars. Hello and welcome to now. Try this. I am marcus. That's nick and we're joined by a new person nick to let everybody know who who that is. Louie y'all excited. My name's nick weird. Now try this and we have a very special guests. This is a special episode of the pod. Marcus this is my challenge to you today. We're doing in the heights. And i just i just i need help. I need help to talk about the storm. So i brought my good friend. Josh lehman broadway star host of josh swallows broadway. The amazing podcast..
"josh k" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Let me let me put to you this way i to me. It's not important whether or not jesus of nazareth was murdered and then came back physically to life. It's very interesting to talk about. I like to lend myself to childlike wonder and belief and enjoy that patient and times. I go what's a metaphor. It's i'm all over the. Yeah i love all of it. Yeah but if you think about someone dying and then so that's nothing then becoming something right. That's what the whole fucking thing. The whole thing is resurrection the whole thing. Even the most materialist person says nothing became something so something dead became alive right. That's what they believe right. I'm not saying so. The the fundamentalist christians believe a dead thing became a living thing right. So does stephen hockey. Believe a debt thing. That's not just one man dying in coming back. That's the whole thing being dead. I've been trying to talk about this on stage i have. I'm actually doing largo tonight. It's a large bed. it's like a bit. I could only do right space to work like that. Ed not a date night outside our way. But i'm like whenever. I imagine the big bang i pictured darkness and then yeah but darkness isn't nothing of a million times on the show. Just want to hear what makes you think nothing. There is no nothing right. we have no nothing. Yeah you can't even picture nothing. I remember being. I went to like an orthodox hebrew day school like for nine years until high school so it was like a catholic school but for jewish jewish kids and i remember just when they said god's never not been here it was like i really like trying to taste infinity like what does that mean but before the before the before the before the before the it hurt my brain. Because i was like what do you mean always had been here. You know. And i feel like if you're a scientist or inclined towards theology or spirituality at some point you're going to bump up against absolute mystery absolute at some point. I don't know man. I know a couple. A couple of magnetism piece of art is an elaborate work of art we are. We're trapped elaborate lab at work of. Yeah that's like realizing where. I think we're in an artery. Well i meant to ask you about this. I don't like going down this that. I don't want to spend on this so i wanna. I wanna put an asterix by that time simulation theory. Sure i hate it. I hate it for lots of reasons. But one of the hilarious things comes back to richard. Is that the idea is we are a simulation. There's a there's a kid in a garage. Four thousand years from now who is created a world that we are in and he is the younger overlord of the world when he's not masturbating telling you go into pete's just absolutely exam really more likely he's just in a world that he can drop in wherever he wants to watch like a voyeur. But you're on autopilot. Right but the reason i want i hate this for many reasons but one of them is what richard says. We become the god we worship. Have you heard him say that would become the god. We worship so we become technology. Yeah who says that elon. Musk says that. Yeah the tech people say it's a simulator..
"josh k" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Josh Lavishness got out of prison. You're looking to parole. Is that correct? Yes. And he let me follow him around with a microphone. I'm not too happy about being 39 years old and imprisoned. Losing everything because the first half of my life hasn't worked out so great. I wanted to tell Josh's story because I thought he could help the rest of us. See what makes it so hard for people who get out of prison to stay out of prison. What's scary about parole coming back here? I set out to tell a story about a system. Are they out there? Just waiting for me to hang myself. They're there to help me. What I got was a lot more than I bargained for. Chris is calling an ambulance. Has that ever happened before? Yeah. This is a story about life after prison. It's about honesty and deception. I'm not a drug addict, Coke pills. I don't do heroin and all that crap. It's about the stories we tell ourselves about who we think we are. It was just a sour relationship I had He threw me into a table and it's a story about a man who thinks he knows what he's up against. If I can stay focused on my goals, I'll be good when, in fact, he has no idea what he's up against. You fell backward..
"josh k" Discussed on WTVN
"Josh sees, you know, I've always wondered about this. How many times have you been at a Chinese restaurant? And you know you have a Don't know. Fantastic meal for me. That would be like compound chicken. Uh, you know, maybe chicken with broccoli or, you know, cashew chicken. Something like that. Right? You finish up. And then they bring out to check Now what? Sitting on top of the Czech normally on the little plastic tray? That would be a fortune cookie typically. Well, did you know you know how you open it up and they'll have your lucky numbers on there. Well, there's a study. That says that the fortune cookies have actually scored people a bunch of money to the tune of about $400 Million.406 million. To be exact and 40 different states. So they're saying that that that those numbers your lucky numbers are actually lucky In a lot of cases. That's what they're saying with this. You know what it makes me want to do is go get some of those right and try it now and the next Let me tell you the next time we go. We got a panda house. I love that place. Where's Panda house? It's up off of Polaris Over in that area, the Polaris area. If you go, you gotta take it like before. If you're headed east on Polaris, and before you get to 23. It's on the okay. It would be on the north side of the road, but Yeah. Panda house. Fantastic. Anyway, anyway, um yeah, the if you you crack those open, you get the lucky numbers Well, There were Let's see 40 different states with 93% of them winning over $100,000 being reported with this, so it's not like somebody won. You know, one of the $40 million lotteries or whatever, but they're saying the average winning is over. 100 K using these these, you know you're lucky numbers. So I always like reading the those little piece of wisdom right there, too, you know, but this was a survey by open Fortune and 146 lottery winners. Between 2004. And then this year, they used the fortune cookie numbers to win. So there's something to this there is. I'm trying Would just think the sheer number of people that eat Chinese food and get fortune cookies And then you cross it over with lottery players. I'm just assuming that's a coincidence and numerical statistical like coincidence. Because think about having millions of people eat Chinese food. And how many millions of people play the lottery. You would think if your people are using that as a basis to pick their numbers. You're gonna have some crossover, right? Yeah, Yeah, yeah. You're probably right. Either that or I'm just desperately trying to explain this rationally and I can't wrap my mind around the fact that the fortune cookie is my key to becoming rich and Yeah, At least 100,000. It looks like on average. I'll take an extra 100 K right? Everybody could sure would. I used to go. There was a place called Sunflower That was on saw Mill mill right in your neck of the woods next writing for that right before you get the hard road. Yeah, it's in the corner of that, and they are there. I don't think they're there anymore. They're they're all they're still there. Oh, yeah. Oh, well, I stand on stand corrected. Sorry. Sorry. People and sunflower. They got a mink flower to over off of was l over in my area of the neck of the woods. Clearly, Sunflower is right down the street from where.
"josh k" Discussed on Dead America
"We get flustered. we get annoyed. We get upset. We get jealous all these ugly emotions at don't really do us every any good. But our bodies scientifically proven. Create these things in our body that become habitual and then we start craving these emotions. How often in my years past. Would i put my children to bed and get that routine going and every single night without fail i would get into a certain negative emotional state because my body was searching for it because it was a habit so it all starts with emotion and identifying the predominant emotion you feel comes into your life time and time again now certainly. There's a variety but let's choose one so the first thing you're going to do is and which is name the emotion you need a sense of awareness. Here what is that. Emotion is the anger is it. Jealousy despair is a confusion. Is it annoyance. Is it aggravation. What is that emotion name it. Then we move onto the show and you're going to own that emotion that's right you're gonna make it yours and yours alone because that does what that puts the power into your hands. It gives you the responsibility. If you don't want that you want to blame others than this is not for you. But if you're ready to say that noise then it and say yes. I am right. That is my emotion. I get it now. We're going to identify with it. And you're gonna say i get it. I am angry. I am frustrated. I am pissed off. Whatever it is you need to identify with it so we could move through it now. We're almost in the home stretch here. Now we're going to move to the s. and we are going to sit with it. That's right this could be a few hours a few days a few weeks. Whatever it takes but now that you've named it owned it identified with it now you're going to sit with it and really become a little more aware of when what times of the day are you experiencing this it. Is it around a certain person a certain topic. A certain event a certain time of day right become aware of this so then eventually you can put some space and distance between you and the automatic habitual trigger of that emotion. And then you start to see it coming and sometimes even cut it off and say well i'm going to. I'm going to remove myself. I don't need for that to happen right now. I can go in a different direction whether it's physically or emotionally and then once you do that over and over again and you've really mastered each of those you segue right into the e which is you will evolve into the person you've always been capable of.
"josh k" Discussed on Dead America
"My world are a plethora of growing powerful people that day in and day out i see surrounding me like a force field and i use that to my advantage and i think about who's on my team. Who's on my side. Who can i call upon. If i needed something and these people in my mind just surround me and i think nobody's getting through this. This is great so by doing what you know. Darn well you're capable of doing you attract the very people. Who are that replica. Who aren't that mirror impression that we all are of each other and who do support and who do say. Wow man great job. look at what you're doing. I love that. I think the same way and everything works out. Well that's powerful message. A love josh. That ties into with your sane f that noise. there's a five step process. You talk about laying to us on that. Let's get the low down on the five step process of f. That noise. I sure well so early. On when i started seeing some positive results from the actions i was taking which is basically just methodically slowly but surely one at a time choosing to replace some of the some of the negative habits patterns and beliefs with slightly better ones. Sometimes it was obvious right. I'm like well. I should probably stop doing that. Every single night. Or i betcha. There's a better way to go about this in the afternoon. Because that ain't helping any of us show. Some things are easy to replace others. You have to be a little more deliberate and conscious or maybe it's not the right time but once you start implementing better habits. Over time i went back in my mind. And i said how did i get from there to here with certainly acknowledging that it's all a process and i have so far to continue to go never really ends with the with the growth. That's possible and the achievement. That is right there for all of us. So i said what have i been doing and i sort of mapped out. What made it work. And i realized that it came to be something i labeled. F that noise like you said yes. F that noise all that noise in your head that are all your own negative beliefs but also it's a five step process it's a n o s e and i'll certainly break each one down for you so you could do the same exercise for yourself and see some growth and progress. It all begins with emotion. We go throughout our day and we are methodically often habitually hit with emotion that something on the outside enters our awareness and we are what we say is triggered right and we we get angry..
"josh k" Discussed on Dead America
"Could you touch on that and tell us why you chose the name. The hidden entrepreneur. Yes so prior to that. I had spent ten years running my own digital marketing firm and you know serving an audience there building websites search engine ranking that whole thing. Now i was at the peak of my misery so i attracted exactly who i was. I attracted the miserable angry depressed and wondered day in and day out. Why can't i crawl out of this. This worldwide oh i keep attracting all these crazy negative people i i have to change something. I don't want this get your track. You are and you get who you are so i just couldn't figure it out until one day where i did and started making the change. I knew that. I needed to basically rip the band aid off because like any other toxic relationship. That business was toxic for me. I just wasn't my best. I wasn't attracting myself. I wasn't doing my best. So i made that very very strong decision to say i'm out i'm done. I got to find something else. I didn't know what that next thing was. I had no clue. But i said it's just like if you're in a bad relationship like i don't know what relationship is next. I know this one. Ain't serving me. And i gotta go so i went and i gave myself some time a few months and just figured out what i wanted to do. And one day that phrase came to me. I said the hidden entrepreneur and it just seemed to feel right it just seemed to work and having in those few months outlined my story and said what is my message here. Who am i. what do i want to become. Where do i wanna go. What do i want to talk about the whole hidden concept of playing small and hiding all of my power mitalent my ability in exchange for desperately seeking the approval. It never worked. And what's what's quite miraculous is in that shift. I was scared that i would attract the same you when when i'm playing in this negative playground. I feared in the beginning. That i wonder if i come out with my strength and my power and just start doing things that is exciting and relevant. I wonder if these people are going to retaliate. Like always feared. And i said you know what i just got to go for it because it's never gonna work any other way so slowly but surely when i started putting those actions into play in started showing up and putting myself out there and doing what i knew darn well i've always been capable of doing and side note. I believe we all have that same knowledge. Power and ability. Sometimes we go through phases. Where we're like. oh. I don't know what i want. I don't know what i should do. Or i don't know what i could do. I venture to say you do right you really somewhere whether surfaced or slightly deeper in the back of your mind body or soul you know darn well what you want to be doing and are capable of doing. We're just scared out of our minds to do it so we don't but you must because like in my case not only or the negative people nowhere to be found because i'm not focusing on them right. I've given up that fear which means that they're nowhere in my world. What is in..
"josh k" Discussed on Dead America
"The power that we can find in podcasting it can change hearts it can change minds it can change the world stories..
"josh k" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Metrics continue to drop you can find the latest details on the pandemic in Arizona and Katia are dot com slash coronavirus that we don't want folks being released that have criminal records or criminal charges are felonies, or they have covert 19 into our communities. Arizona attorney General Mark Burnett, Bitch told the MIC Broom head show earlier today. His lawsuit against the Biden administration alleges the 100 Day stop to deportations. Not only goes against an agreement with Arizona, but federal law, you can hear the full interview online as well. Oh, because I'm hardness and this year's Super Bowl headliner. The weekend is coming to the Valley Twice. Next year, The Canadian artist will make a stop at Hell. A river arena march 22nd and then come back for a second time to the Phoenix Suns Arena. April 24th his 2022 after hours tour kicks off next January and tickets go on sale Monday. For his April 24th date. Details online at Katie Jr dot com. Now for a quick check on traffic, here's Josh K. Live in the Valley Chevy Dealers. Traffic Center. Yeah, tell her we'll look out for an accident eastbound on the 10 of the deck Park tunnel. This is off on the shoulder. Traffic is still getting by relatively easily here in North Bend on the 17 year, tapping the brakes from 16th Street and Seventh Avenue. South bound lanes are slow from 19th Avenue until seventh Street, and we've got a surface street crash in Scottsdale on cactus that, Aiden this report is sponsored by Allstate. If you're driving less, you could be saving more on car insurance. Save money with paper mile insurance from all state called local Allstate agent and get a quote. I'm Josh K. K t a R news. Thanks, Josh. Katy are whether for the Valley and 72 degrees right now, in Tempe today, your high is looking like it'll be around 72 degrees. Sunny.
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"All Arizonans to follow covert mitigation strategies. John Roller Katya are near Well, if your child plays school sports, you can only go to their home games. A valley mom wants to change that threw a life stream. Eva Contreras watched her 16 year old son get injured while playing soccer on the ground. The game's over at this point, so they cut the feed, but I know my son is on the ground. She wasn't allowed to attend her son's game because of a new rule by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. And it bans the parents of a visiting team from attending the games. And so I had to wait for him to text me back and say Yes, Mom and find those were definitely a couple of minutes of anxiety. She's among the nearly 2300 people who've signed a non line petition asking the AI ai to reverse its decision. Griselda City. No, Katie a. Our news All right, let's head out on the roadways. Now Valley Chevy Dealers, Traffic Center and Josh K eastbound on the loop. 101, you remained closed for road construction. This is between Tatum and Princess with Mayo being your alternate here, other than that freeway's looking pretty good. We do have some problems on your surface Street drive, however, including a crash on Seventh Street at McDowell. 27th Street. There's a crash at Greenway Lookout for another accident on 19th Avenue at Northern this report is sponsored by indeed dot com If you need to hire you need indeed get quality candidates delivered from indeed resume database immediately when you upgrade your job post learn more it indeed dot com slash credit. I'm Josh K. K C a R news. And Pinky. A. Our weather for the valley currently 62 degrees and sunny in Scottsdale Low tonight. 44 tomorrow high of 72. Whether brought to you by.