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Aunt Retells the Tragic Story of J6 Defendant Matthew Perna
"Rest of your holiday weekend and please enjoy the show. Well if you listen to my show before I don't know if you just tuned in or when you tuned in but I was telling a story about these new January 6 videos which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story I said a lot of stuff happened on that day we've talked about it candidly fairly on this show for a very long time what bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day not us it was them doing because they don't want you to see the entire story they want you to see what just died and one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna and here to discuss that is a good friend and a real warrior his aunt Jerry thanks a lot for taking the time we really appreciate you coming on today thank you for having me on well we met through police tapes this movie we did and I remember seeing you on the Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie and I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew and my wife I looked over and she couldn't take it neither could I it was such a horrible story if you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew let's and yeah just just tell them what happened your your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to but everyone needs to hear it well Matt went to the Capitol on January 6th he thought going he to was be part of a celebration that day the crowd was big and he got you know into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results it wasn't exactly what what he had planned and as the crowd moved forward they went to the Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people people and he did go in he went inside a door that had been previously opened he walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out he went back to his hotel he made a live Facebook video talking about the day the video is still visible on our website he was very calm and cool just talking about the day and he he made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today and he said but don't worry don't worry this isn't over yet and that was basically the way he said it and about a week or so later I'm sitting on my couch in Florida maps up in Pennsylvania and I saw a post Facebook that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6 so I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos and lo and behold there's Matt's picture and I was speechless I didn't know what to do so I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning his picture is on the FBI website so six o 'clock in the morning warning my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already knew that his picture was there and he and he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do he told him to call the local office saw the FBI in Newcastle Pennsylvania so at nine o 'clock in the morning that's exactly what Matt did and Matt seriously thought this was all a huge misunderstanding he just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody he didn't break anything and he thought this would be resolved and so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses and they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like yeah I was just a misunderstanding and they left and Matt called me and I said you know I don't like the sound of this I said I'm coming home so I a got on plane and I flew home that week and I said we need to get you a lawyer and we did we got him a lo lawyer and and behold the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there and they took him in and they processed him and they may let him go he was not placed in custody he was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the was charged with four misdemeanors the regular ones the rating disorderly and conduct and we met with his attorney his attorney said oh this is nothing this is just a slap on the wrist you've never been arrested for anything before don't worry about it I've got this well then they slapped 220 of the J sixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding and that's when it got serious but his attorney was still saying don't worry this is this is nothing so somebody sent me video that they had of matt outside of the capitol at 2 55 in the afternoon and I says well that's almost 45 minutes after congress adjourned you hadn't even gone inside yet he said no so I thought well there's your evidence right there it's right there on video you didn't go inside you didn't obstruct anything so I sent it to his attorney and his attorney said it nope doesn't matter they said he was there so it was an obstruction and and that video isn't going to help so this was a start of a nightmare a nightmare watching matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper facebook social media everybody was brutal they were showing the video from january six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection and matt's community turned against him his business which he ran through social media was taken away from him all of the accounts were he disabled and didn't want to leave his house anymore and he would have meetings with his attorney that were you would have to go into the attorney's office and they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole covid mess and they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute every and postpone them and it would just wear on him because he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say and they would say up it's been canceled and this went on for quite some time and um that was deteriorating something awful he no longer ran he was a runner he gave away his television because he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on his dad was who is my oldest brother has parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful and matt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad and as the year was coming to a close it was almost christmas matt had lost a ton of wait he was vomiting blood at this point and he told his attorney just i just need this to be over what's the best way for this to be over his attorney said plead guilty you're looking at six to twelve months in a federal prison camp minimum security and matt says okay what then i'll that's do and matt was going to he told me i'll turn it into a positive he said i'll teach my fellow inmates help them get their geds i'll work on another degree for myself at the time matt was very intelligent and very giving so that was settled and the hearing was scheduled for march the third and a week before the hearing matt called his attorney and he said i just have a bad feeling it's just a counseling came over me so that's the day my mother died march the third his attorney says well matt i have bad case they've postponed your your hearing again to april fool's day and the prosecution is looking to add a sentencing enhancement of terrorism and this could have taken matt's sentence to nine years in jail matt called me on the phone sobbing that day uncontrollably sobbing sobbing i could not hardly understand him he kept telling me he he loved me kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends because i lost every friend i almost almost everyone i ever had over this and i told him don't worry we're going to get through this together don't worry god's not going to let you go to jail i promise you this and he told me he loved me i told him i loved
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Shocking Video Reveals Hidden Truth of January 6th Incident
"Dan Bongino. Well, if you listen to my show before, I don't know if you just tuned in when you tuned in. But I was telling a story about these these new January six videos, which now clearly tell an entirely different side of the story. I said a lot of stuff happened on that day. We've talked about it fairly candidly on this show for a very long time. What bothers me is the left was looking to hide an entirely different side of what happened that day. Not us. It was them doing that. It's because they don't want you to see the entire story. They want you to see what just happened on one side. And one of the stories is about a really tragic case of a gentleman named Matthew Perna. And here to discuss that is a good friend and real warrior, his aunt, Jerry Perna. Jerry, thanks a lot for taking the time. We really appreciate you coming different on story. Well, thank you for having me on. Well, we met through Xtapes, this movie we did. And I remember seeing you on the, Dinesh had sent me kind of a screener rough cut of the movie. And I'm watching you talk about Matthew and what happened to Matthew my and wife. I looked over and she couldn't take it. Neither could I. It was such a horrible story. If you could tell the audience what happened with Matthew and just tell them what happened, your, your version of it is really kind of tough to listen to, but everyone needs to hear. Well, Matt went the to Capitol on January 6th. He thought he was going to be part of a celebration that day. The crowd was was big and he got into the crowd and it was announced that Mike Pence had certified the election results. It wasn't exactly what he had planned. And as the crowd moved forward, they the went to Capitol and he was in a huge crowd of people and he did go in. He went inside a had door been that previously had opened. He walked around inside the building filming from his phone and he walked out. He went back to his hotel. He made a live Facebook video talking about the day. The video is still visible on our website. He was very calm and cool just talking about the day. He made a comment that he said Mike Pence proved himself to be a traitor today. And he said, but don't worry. Don't worry. This isn't over yet. And basically the way he said it. And about a week or so later, I'm sitting on my couch in Florida. That's up in Pennsylvania. And I saw Facebook posts that said the FBI had posted pictures of people from January 6th. So I clicked on the link and I was scrolling through the photos. lo And and behold, there's Matt's picture. And I was speechless. I didn't know what to do. So I called I called one of my brothers up in Pennsylvania and I said, you need to go to Matt's house first thing in the morning. His picture is on the FBI website. So six o 'clock in the morning, my brother shows up at Matt's house and Matt already that knew his picture was there. And he had contacted a retired police officer and asked him what he should do. And he told him to call the local office of the FBI in Newcastle, Pennsylvania. So at nine o 'clock in the morning. That's exactly what Matt did. And Matt seriously thought this was all a huge understanding. He just needed to explain that he didn't hurt anybody. He didn't break anything. And he thought this would be resolved. And so the FBI came out to talk to him and I had a couple of my brothers there present as witnesses. And they listened to Matt's story and they made it seem like, yeah, it was just a misunderstanding. And they left and Matt called me and I said, you know, I don't like sound the of this. I said, I'm coming home. So I got on a plane and I flew home that week. I said, we need to get you a lawyer. And we did. We got him a lawyer and lo and behold, the FBI showed up and arrested Matt that week while I was there. And they took him in and they processed him and then they let him go. He was not placed in custody. He was told he had to report to somebody if he were to leave the area. And, um, and he was charged with form for misdemeanors, the regular ones, the parading and disorderly conduct. And, um, we met with his attorney. His attorney said, Oh, this is nothing. This is just a slap on the list. You've never been arrested for anything before. Don't worry about it. I've got this. Well, then they slapped 220 of the J fixers with the felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding. And that's when it got serious. But attorney his was still saying, don't worry. This is, this is nothing. So somebody sent me video that they had of Matt outside of the Capitol at two 55 in the afternoon. says, And I well, that's almost 45 minutes after Congress adjourned. You hadn't even gone inside yet. And so I thought, well, there's your evidence right there. It's right there on video. You didn't go inside. You didn't obstruct anything. So I sent it to his attorney and attorney said, Nope, it doesn't matter. They said he was there. So it was an obstruction and that video isn't going to help. So this was a start of nightmare. a A nightmare watching Matt worry and deteriorate because the newspaper, Facebook, social media, everybody was brutal. They were showing the video from January six that everybody has seen countless times and calling it an insurrection. And that's community turned against him. Um, his business, which he ran through social media, um, was taken away from him. All of his accounts were disabled and it was house anymore. And he would have meetings with his attorney that were, he would have to go into the attorney's office and they they would meet with the judge via zoom because of the whole COVID mess. And they would cancel those meetings at the very last minute, every single time and postpone them. And it would just wear in him. Cause he would prepare himself mentally what he was going to say. And they would say, Oh, it's been canceled. And this went on for quite some time. And, um, Matt was deteriorating something awful. He no longer ran. He was a runner. Um, he gave away his television cause he couldn't stand to see the news anymore with his picture on it. His dad was who is my oldest brother has Parkinson's disease and it was affecting him something awful. And Matt felt felt very guilty about the effect it had on his dad. And as the year was coming to a close, it was almost Christmas. Matt had lost a ton of weight. He was vomiting at this point. And he told his attorney, I just need this to be over. What's the best way for this to be over his attorney said, plead guilty. You're looking at six to 12 months in a federal prison minimum security. And mass is okay. Then that's what I'll do. And Matt was going to, he told me, I'll turn it into a positive. He said, I'll teach my fellow inmates, help them get their GEDs. I'll work on another degree for self at the time that was very intelligent and very giving. So that was settled. And the hearing was scheduled for March the third. And a week before the hearing, Matt called his attorney and he said, I just have a bad feeling. It's just a bad feeling came over me. So that's the day my mother died March the third. And his attorney says, well, Matt, I have bad news. They've postponed your, your hearing again to April fool's day. And the prosecution is looking to add a of sentencing enhancement terrorism. And this could have taken Matt's sentence to nine years in jail. Matt called me on the phone sobbing that day, uncontrollably sobbing, sobbing. I couldn't hardly understand him. He kept telling me he loved me. He kept apologizing to me for losing all of my friends. Cause I lost every friend. I almost, almost everyone I ever had over this. And I told him, don't worry. We're going to get through this together. Don't worry. God's not going to let you go to jail. I promise you this. And he told me he loved me. I told him I loved him. And that And I, I can't tell you the devastation that our family has felt. We're a big Italian family. We're very close. We never had any of our nephews or nieces ever in trouble before. And, um, now that some of this video evidence came out this past week, and it seemed I didn't even know it was on Twitter. Somebody messaged me and said, this looks like your nephew. And there's Matt walking calmly through the Capitol past six Capitol police officers just standing there
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Chris Reflects on His Incredible Bond With His Daughter
"Now, how is your daughter handling all this? Three years old, is she doing the sleepovers like great? Because I know you've only had a couple. So I just had my first sleepover, not last Wednesday, but the Wednesday before. So I've never had a time in which I haven't seen my daughter except when they withheld her. So it was like a month or two during that time. But no matter what, I was always, always seeing my daughter every Monday, Wednesday, Friday in the middle of the day, and every other Saturday and Sunday consistently. Never missed any time unless they were the ones withholding. And so, you know, the time difference has been difficult because like you're constantly back and forth dropping off. But for the most part, we have an amazing bond. Like I don't know if it's necessarily really affected her because the first overnight, not a single problem. Like she was like in heaven being here with Daddy. Like she has her own bed and I'm like, are you going to go sleep in your own bed? Are you going to sleep in, where do you want to sleep? And it's like, I'm going to sleep in Daddy's bed. I was like, but don't you want to try your bed out? I'll lay down, but I'm going to sleep in Daddy's bed. And like she just like sprawled out and she was like laying horizontal like my dog on the pillows. And it was like just, it was really adorable. But more importantly, like it was that whole day. I had 24 hours with her where like I wasn't in a rush to do anything. I just, I got to go about my normal day and I had her with me and she was so happy. And just spending the day with Daddy and the doggies and just, it was just so much fun. And then she's now looking forward to it because now she knows Wednesday's on my overnights. But then, you know, October is going to come really quick and now I'm going to have every Wednesday and every Friday. So it's really, it really was something else having her just the entire time without having to negotiate a time back and forth. And part of my negotiating now is like, you know, October is going to be an odd month for the other party because I have her every Friday. Which doesn't give her a weekend. And so I even offered, like, you know, here I am, like, I'm like, listen, you don't have a full weekend. If you want, I'll move the weekends that I don't have her and I'll move that Friday to a different day during the week. I'll have her different, a different day during the week for the overnight and then you'll have a full weekend with her. She still hasn't even responded to that. And that's what's crazy because most men, even me, like I talk about that stuff and I'm like, you're not only compromising for your daughter. But you're also compromising for your, your ex to make her life easier and have her be able to have your daughter on the weekends and things like that. It's like, why would you not try to get along and do that stuff? You know, again, it's, it's, and I, and I've always said this, I said this to everybody, it's not necessarily the ex. Her and I, if you take away the family core thing, her and I have always gotten along really well. It's her mother that's controlling her. She is, she is a pretty amazing person if you take away the grandmother. And so it's the grandmother making these decisions and not her. So like her, her option is either listen to the grandmother and just don't communicate at all, which is what, that's been her strategy this whole time. Is she doesn't have to cooperate because the courts have made the least amount of decisions possible until now. Now she knows that the court is like, you know, it was just a huge bombshell. I did not expect a 50 50 physical custody agreement. Like I did not, I was like mind blown. I just, I was like everyone on my side cause I had people there of course it was like crying. They're like, I'm in tears. Everyone's in tears. They're like, what just happened? It's like, what on earth just happened? Like, you know, I, I just, I just finished a criminal accusation which was indicted and you know, the judge, I actually, there was, there was a pretty big bombshell actually that happened. So part of my PTI is I need to get a psychological evaluation. But part of the transcripts that I showed you before is the judge wanted her to get a psychological evaluation, which basically was us like in 2021. But then the judge backpedaled because my attorney at the time was like, well, the burden of proof is on her. So if you want us to do a psychological evaluation, she should pay for it. And the judge completely backpedaled. She's like, Oh, well she doesn't have support. So how do you expect her to pay for it? Well, you're the one who wanted the evaluation. Okay, we're not going to issue the evaluation. But imagine if an evaluation was issued then how much, how, how nothing else possibly would have happened. I probably never would have been wrongfully accused of a crime. Like she would have been forced to co -parent or I would have had more, more parenting rights or more time with my daughter and she would have had, she would have been forced to co -parent.
Fresh update on "judge" discussed on The Hobo CEO
"I think surrounding yourself with people that can see that you're able to achieve that is really important. And a shock that you believe otherwise is nice because it helps you believe in yourself. It's yeah, it's an energy thing. It's definitely an energy thing. And until we shift our energy and our belief system, it's really hard to manifest what we want to manifest to begin. But first, we have to believe it on a deep level, don't we? We have to really believe that we're worth whatever. Do you remember when you first went in and you put your prices up and I think you were quite nervous and I really have this picture in my mind because it's when we were doing office hours and I had got stuck walking my dog and so I was doing office hours whilst walking my dog. I'm not sure if it was raining a bit, whatever it was. But you're asking all these questions about, you know, what do I charge and this, that and the other. And they were easy questions for me to answer, but it just sticks in my head. Sometimes things just don't go the way you want them to. And then you went back to these people and it was an instant yes. And you almost passed out. Yes, I did because I didn't think that it would be possible. But I think it's also when you're building your credibility, you don't really, you're so involved in it that you don't, sometimes you don't realise how far you've grown or how credible you've become until some actually to realise that what you've done, no one's done what you've done or only a handful of people have achieved what you've achieved. And that that helps boost your confidence as well, I think. Yeah. Or are the experts in the field, like in your field of study, Shay, I mean, literally, you know, we were talking about it before, you just you're at the precipice. You are the leading expert, at least in that I'm aware of, in this field. And you have been and you've been doing it for, you know, a lot of people are going to jump on the bandwagon, that's fine. But you've been doing it for years. So you have that credibility. It's just now it's becoming, for want of a better word, popular. So, yes, you know, you put a lot of money, time, effort and expertise into gaining the knowledge that you have. So why wouldn't you charge appropriately for it? I remember years ago, a woman came into my office and she was she was a shaman, actually. And, you know, she'd come from a long line of shamans and blah, blah, blah. And everyone told her that as a shaman, you couldn't you weren't supposed to charge you this. Well, that's a fabulous concept for back in maybe the fifteen hundreds or something where your community or the rest of it would look after you if you were the wise woman on shaman in the village or whatever. But that doesn't work today. We have bills to pay in reality. And so I actually she sat down with me and she told me she charged 60 dollars an hour. And I said, well, I don't work with coaches that charge under three hundred. So she went out that following week and adjusted her prices. Someone said yes, straight away and again. So lots of like you these now that may not sound like much now to her, but it's stepping stones. So, yeah, she went out and charged that and then she added more later. And as her credibility grew, she you know, because it's time is money and you either have time or you have money, but continuously undercharging sends messages like I'm not good enough and I don't I'm 60 dollars. This is especially in the spiritual world or the the healing industry of classic industries women are in, right, is, you know, Reiki masters. And I only charge 60 dollars an hour. And, you know, some of the best in the business are charging thousands. So, you know, who do you want to be without taking away from your credibility? A lot get judged and they judge themselves. Oh, I'm a healer. I shouldn't charge.
Chris Describes Navigating Custody Battles and False Accusations
"You for having me on again. I know that we spoke the last time and I was going through a lot of, you know, the whole situation is terrible. And, you know, now I finally got some resolution and I know that you were like, you said that you're going back to court or something and you could use some, some, some good news. Yeah. So, you know, we, we, we last ended with my struggle going in and like trying to file for overnights previously. So I'll just give you a recap from that situation to now. Sorry, there's a dog. 2020, So in 2021, I was allowed to file for overnights. The judge was like, you know what, your child's too young. You can file when she's a year old. So I had to wait to file, of course, and then she's a year old and then you wait three months to get your hearing and then they hear you. And then that judge was like, okay, well, you weren't guaranteed overnights. You'll have to, um, you'll have to have like a custody neutral assessment, just like throwing anything you can in front of me just to, to block it. All right. And so we have a custody neutral assessment and then I get charged criminally, criminal charges. I go to jail for a day or so. For what? Yeah. So she accused me of stalking her and harassing her. And so then I get out of jail, of course. And the judge is like, okay, because there are charges pending, you know, she gets full legal custody and, uh, you know, you can't file for overnights until this is resolved. That is unreal. Now during my whole court proceedings, I think I even sent you some of the transcripts. Like I've been telling the judge that she is the one stalking me. She's outside my house all the time. Like she's, her mother is harassing me and yelling at me. I have like all this video footage of it. Like again, like once you get into family court, you have to document everything because there, there, there is no limits. Like a person will do absolutely anything to get the upper hand. But I've been telling the judge the whole time and he's like, well, are there any charges? I'm like, no, I don't think it's in my child's best interest for her mother to be in jail. So she gets this idea and now I'm the one that ends up in jail. So the judge takes all of my rights away and because of this stalking allegation. However, right before he does it, we were in court and she tells the judge point blank, yes, I am stalking him. After all of this, I've been telling the judge that she's been stalking me. I, I have all of the evidence. The judge takes all of my rights away. She tells the judge that she's stalking me. And in the transcript you see the judge, oh, that don't need to be on the record, which is hilarious. And then, and then so I lose all my rights and he's like, okay, well when your, your, your charges resolve, you can then file for overnights again. So now we fast forward because, you know, 19, I think like took 19 or 20 months for it to finally resolve. And I ended up having to go into this, so like, like my case was like indicted by the way. I ended up having to go into this program called PTI because I've never, I'm not a criminal. I've never been in trouble for anything. And, and if you don't know what PTI is, PTI stands for pretrial intervention. It's for, it's for people that have never been in trouble. And they're like, well, you're facing some serious allegations or charges. And instead of like having a record, you basically go into this program. It's like a one time get out of jail free card. And once you complete the program, you no longer have chart, you have no longer have a criminal record. All this will go away. So I have to enter this program. And of course the mother is like fighting with, fighting with the prosecutor and like trying to keep me from this resolving as much as humanly possible. Even after she's already admitted to stalking me, which is like bizarre because you would think that would go somewhere, right? Right. I mean, I'd be going after the judge. Like, you know, there's, it's, it's almost nothing you can do about it. You know, like, um, you know, the very final hearing, you know, all of this is going on and the judge is like, you know, this child's gonna have a terrible life. This is all my fault. And he says that on the record. It's like insane. Like, so, so I, I go through this thing for 19 months, but while, while I'm waiting for my criminal issue to resolve, I'm enforcing court orders because now she's taking it upon herself to keep my daughter from me. So now we're still in court. So I filed to enforce the court order. She has like over 30 violations and, uh, the, the, you know, the, every, I have, I go through the two judges and the judges are like, nobody wants the judge that I have now, by the way, the judge is like, you know, nobody wants to deal with this, so I'm going to deal with it. You know, and it took 10 months to get it, to get it in front of, into a trial. So we have a trial and the judge finds her to purposely be thwarting my time and her being a liar and you know, and, and all of the criminal things came out during this trial as
Fresh update on "judge" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"Racketeering trial of rapper Young Thug. The case before the Supreme Court is about a challenge to the powers of the SEC to legal actions in -house, and it's another example of the conservative justices targeting the administrative state. During the oral arguments, Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concerns over the power of federal regulators. The extent of impact of government agencies on daily life today is enormously more significant than it was 50 years ago. The Jarkasi case could strip the SEC of a key enforcement tool, and conservative justices like Brett Kavanaugh suggested that people accused of of fraud. The SEC has a constitutional right to have their cases decided by a jury in federal court instead of by the SEC's in -house administrative law judges. That seems the past. The SEC has substantial sums in a tribunal that is at least perceived as not being impartial. A change in the law by the court here could have effects far beyond the SEC because roughly two dozen agencies including the EPA, the CFTC, and the Federal Trade Commission have similar enforcement schemes. As Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor pointed out to Jocracy's attorney Michael McCulloch. All of those agencies will have to go to court correct? Well, Your Honor, all of their proceedings are now nullified under your theory. And Liberal Justice Kagan pointed to a 1977 Supreme Court ruling, Atlas Roofing, telling McCulloch it settled the issue and there was no right to a jury trial here. In a case where Congress has given an agency the power to enforce something and the agency is bringing the charge, if you will, that's settled. Well, it's settled only to the extent no one's brought it up and forced this issue since Atlas Roofing in this context. I agree. Nobody has had the, you know, kutzpah. Thank you. To quote my people, to bring it up since Atlas Roofing. My guest is Harold Krent, a professor at the George Jarcosy, a former hedge fund manager and conservative radio host, and the SEC found that he had committed securities fraud in 2013 for misleading investors. Hal, tell us about the case and what's at stake here. This started 10 years ago and the variety of challenges against the SEC proceedings. And finally, after losing first in the DC circuit, he tried and found more success in the Fifth Circuit, and the Fifth Circuit decided on three distinct constitutional violations. First that there was a non -delegation violation in the fact that Congress had not given sufficient guidance to the Securities Change Commission about whether to bring a securities fraud action before an ALJ, as opposed to in front of a court, and second, that the SEC proceedings were unconstitutional because the administrative law judges in the Securities Exchange Commission are protected from at -will removal and thus violate Article II. And the third problem was that fraud charges that the SEC successfully brought against JRC echoed those of fraud cases at common law, and that therefore that the judge should have been granted a jury trial. If the Supreme Court decides all three issues against the SEC, they would have enormous ramifications on the administrative state. That's not likely after listening to the oral argument, but nonetheless the consequences are dramatic, and briefly they are that almost every particular individual or before firm an agency, many at least, would have the right to a jury trial and not have to go before an administrative tribunal, as currently is the case. That would be one fundamental change. The second would be that all administrative law judges would have to be subject to annual removal, which would undermine the independence, ironically, of these administrative have determinations. And third, there would be some kind of reinvigoration of the non -delegation doctrine, factors, which would limit Congress's ability to delegate issues for administrative agencies to resolve. So very consequential case, very unusual what happened at oral arguments, but the these stakes couldn't be higher. So now, before we go into the oral arguments, explain the difference between an administrative law judge and a federal district court judge, known as an Article III judge, and the difference in the seedings in the different forums. So the two different tracks of litigation when the government is involved. The first would be before an Article III judge in a federal trial court, and those proceedings are very similar to anything one would see on TV in terms of having rules of evidence. You'd have a judge who is protected from any kind of diminution in salary or removal. You'd have attorneys for both sides arguing subject to delineated rules, and at times you'd have a jury trial as well if there were money damages at stake. In contrast, in a typical administrative proceeding of which there are hundreds of thousands a year, you would have an administrative law judge who is appointed by the agency and is subject to removal by the agency, but at least currently only for some kind of misconduct. The proceeding would go before this administrative law judge. The rules of evidence would be much more flexible. In other words, more information could be submitted. In addition, there would be no jury, and so the case would first go before the administrative law judge, but then can be appealed to the administrative agency itself, in this case the Securities and Exchange Commission, and of course those are political actors, but then only after the Securities and Exchange Commission would make a decision, then judicial review would be opened up, and a court would determine whether the agency reasonably acted in terms of deciding upon a fine or a disgorgement, as indeed both happened in this case. So, there are very different tracks. There's judicial involvement in both of them, but one, the judiciary has a review function over the agency and gives the agency some deference in how it conducts the proceedings, and the other is much more protective of individual rights. Now, advocacy JRCS contends that defendants in SEC cases have a constitutional right to make their case to a jury, federal and the oral arguments focused almost entirely on that one issue, on the Seventh Amendment, which provides that in suits at common law, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved. So, tell us about the argument over the Seventh Amendment. Well, before the argument on the Seventh Amendment, what I think is extraordinary about this case is the two other very significant constitutional arguments that we discussed will probably be mentioned to all during oral argument, and oral argument lasted almost two hours, and so the question is, why? And I don't know the answer. You only speculate that either the justices were convinced that the other two arguments were not very weighty, and therefore they knew what the result would be, or they might have decided that they were going to throw this case out on Seventh Amendment the grounds anyway, and so they didn't have to decide either the non -delegation argument or the LJ removability issue, but it is extremely unusual for the court to report two very important constitutional challenges in a case of this nature. So that to me is the biggest mystery of this case. But turning to the difficult question about the Seventh Amendment, the question is how broad the Seventh Amendment should be construed to extend. On the one hand an individual has a right to a jury trial but the courts for 150 years, if not more, have said that the jury trial right does not exist if there is a public right involved. And so much of the argument discussed from different perspectives, what is a public right? And the Supreme Court held 50 years ago in a case called Atlas Roofings that a public right would include not only issues between individuals and the government directly such as taxes and claims like social security benefits, but also would include anything under a comprehensive congressional scheme that was devised in order to protect the public. So in that case Congress had created a mechanism to allow a federal agency OSHA to inspect workplaces and fine individual companies for failure to maintain a healthy workplace. And the court said, yes these kinds of fines a are little bit like negligence claims or wrongful death claims that could be launched against employers. But when the government brings such an action it does so for a different purpose. It brings the to action protect the public and to try to prevent these kinds of workplace accidents. And therefore in light of this unique public nature there is no right to a jury trial. And therefore the government can recover fines even outside of a jury context. And so this is the precedent that the government relied upon and it has been cited in lots of cases since. Coming next up we'll talk about what the decision might look like. I'm June Gross when you're listening to Bloomberg. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition of the Masters in business podcast A conversation with Peter Atwater author of the confidence map. So I teach a class in financial economics at William & Mary in the first day of class. What is it about finance that makes its difference. It's you know it's decision making where the outcome is to be determined. So whether I'm lending borrowing investing and so any time I'm doing that I am deluding myself if I do feel confident because all investment decisions are made in an environment where I have control but no certainty. In my book I call that the launchpad. But no certainty. Okay and so if I'm talking to a group of investors I'm challenging them with their belief that they should be confident in the first place. So what's the story you're telling yourself Barry if you're buying something. Well
Bidenomics Has Potential to Wreak Havoc Globally
"This is a man that's at This is a man who single -handedly has destroyed and is destroying our industrial heartland, which has to be built on what? Energy, natural gas, oil, and listen to this one, coal, and of course electricity, which needs all the others in order to exist. Why doesn't he tell the Gazans, you know what? We're going to start from scratch here in Gaza. Rather than give you fuel, we're going to give you solar panels. What about that Mr. Producer? We're going to give you solar panels and we're also going to build these massive propellers that we put in our ocean to kill our wells. We're going to give those to you too. Now it's going to take a little while. And we're going to send the Environmental into Gaza to make sure whatever we build whatever and we do meets the United States regulatory standards. Oh yeah. And while we're at it, anything that's built, you know Joe Biden brags he's a union guy. Everybody who builds anything and does anything has to be a member of a public sector union over there. Yeah, I think that's a good idea. Oh, and no more trucks, no more fuel -guzzling trucks. No more fuel -out. We're going to turn Gaza into a paradise, into a radical Marxist socialist paradise. What better place to start than there? It'll be a blank slate soon enough. Oh, one other thing. We're going to project and impose our view of law and enforcement and punishment in Gaza. We'll have Soros judges
Fresh "Judge" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Maryland at 47 degrees Dale City at 42 and DC at 48 we appreciate it Veronica and that forecast is brought to you by Dulles Glass for all your glass mirror and shower door needs visit dullesglass .com. Dulles Glass. Love your glass. Newsom vs. DeSantis two governors a Democrat and Republican going head -to -head on Fox News tonight how's that debate going we'll check in next 951 on WTOP a recent WTOP panel discussion in partnership with AARP focused on the important role of family caregivers Nancy Lamond is chief advocacy and engagement officer for AARP there are 48 million family caregivers United States and roughly 61 percent of all family caregivers are working full or part -time in a paid position so this is on top of it and the estimates are that this care accounts for roughly six hundred billion dollars to the economy and that's more than all out -of -pocket spending on health care in the United States so it is a huge economic issue for the health care system and also is an economic issue for individual families to hear more of the discussion including challenges facing family caregivers as well as initiatives and resources to help them go to wtop .com and search AARP AARP is committed to continued support of programs laws and policies that provide caregivers the support they need you're listening to wtop news 952 Montana's attempt to ban tick tock runs into a federal court roadblock under a new law there tick tock was supposed to be banned in Montana come New Year's but a US district judge says no in his view the state ban overstepped state power infringes on the constitutional right of users and businesses opinion by US District Judge Donald Molloy is mostly in agreement with arguments made by attorneys for tick tock whose Chinese ownership has raised data as security concerns Montana's legislature was the first state to try to ban it tick tock and some of its content creators contend the Montana ban violates free speech rights Tom Potey CBS News tonight on WTOP the Republican governor of Florida Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom the Democratic Governor are going head -to -head this hour in a live Fox TV debate although the two politicians are up not running against one another they've long traded barbs over several issues they are seen as the next generation of potential presidential candidates and eventual nominees perhaps someday tonight DeSantis took aim at Newsom's handling of California's economy during COVID he's imposed restrictions on his own people while emptying himself from those restrictions and going to the French laundry while his people were suffering he led the country in school closures locking kids out of school while he had his own kids in private school in time Newsom criticized DeSantis's decision to have migrants flown to California I'm the only guy here that's a border state governor you're trolling folks and trying to find migrants to play political games try to get some news and attention so you can out -Trump Trump and by the way how's that going for you Ron you're down 41 points in your own home state Fox's Sean Hannity is moderating campaign 2024 on w -t -o continuing -p coverage here with Virginia delegate Elizabeth Guzman throwing her hat into the race for Congress the Democrat currently represents Prince William County in Virginia's House of delegates she's running to take over the seat that would be left behind by Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger who this month announced she's running for Virginia governor Guzman is a social worker and public administrator first elected to Virginia's House in 2017 she joins a growing field of candidates for the seat including Prince William County Supervisor Margaret Franklin
Dan Abrams Conceals Stunning Family Secrets
"Of transition between a legal analyst a journalist slash porter and a TV clown but known I've for some time since I think I've told you this but I should have been more prudent Dan Abrams has a family secret no not that one Dan Abrams has a family secret and it's this Dan Abrams has failed to reveal on numerous of his platforms and he has many including I believe a Trump hating America hating Hamas supporting platform he has failed to reveal on a number of these platforms that said his brother -in -law brother -in -law Greg Andres you've never heard probably of before Greg Andres was assistant special counsel on Robert Mueller's team remember them investigating the Russia collusion hoax President Trump leaking like sieves two years millions of dollars later interfering in the election I don't remember Dan Abrams ever making a statement at media or most of his platforms that that's his brother -in -law while he's a legal analyst as a news reporter you know news reporter saved an obligation to be impartial and to be objective they're not supposed to be opinion makers you so an actual news reporters and journalists conceal such relationships it's a big deal it's a big deal so his brother -in -law obviously married to his sister who's a sister Ronnie Abrams who's Ronnie Abrams he's a federal judge in New York a federal judge in New York really appointed by Barack Obama another Democrat does he reveal that not to my knowledge but that's not my focus Greg Andres is my focus when you have wanted to know that this reporter that this journalist and ABC legal analyst that his family member was prominently involved in trying to put Donald Trump in prison? when the wouldn't that be relevant to know from a legal analyst and a journalist and a reporter? now obviously all analysts the other over at media I denounce where they're well aware they must be maybe they're not wouldn't be
Judge Temporarily Lifts Gag Order in Trump’s Civil Fraud Trial
"On CNN and MSNBC and everywhere else how about all these phony legal analysts that said Donald Trump clearly violated this judges gag order or that judges gag order and they should send them to jail remember who said that Joe Scarborough Mr. among reprobates other judge David Friedman of the intermediate appeals it's a weird system in New York their Supreme Court is the trial level then they had the first level the intermediate appeals court and then they have ultimately their appellate court which is effectively their Supreme Court why mark well somebody got drunk that's why judge David Freeman of the state's intermediate appeals court issued what's known as a stay suspending the gag order and by the way there was a judicial nominee that Joe flopped Biden up there in the Senate and Senator John Kennedy I love this guy can't get him on any of my shows so I gave up he answered a simple quote what's the difference between a stay and an injunction I really don't know what you what he asked these people the most basic questions even and they know don't the answer because Joe Biden is loading the courts with ideologues and I might add with the help of Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham sorry Lindsey that's what you're doing the trial judge Arthur Ngaran not to be confused with the dictator Islamist of Turkey imposed a gag order on October 3 after Trump made a false comment about the judge's law crack on social media how do you know it was false then then he finds trump fifteen thousand for violating and expanded it to his lawyers after they question the clerk's prominent role in the trial what was happening is this clerk over and over again kept whispering to the judge and the judge kept whispering to the clerk like they were on a date or something but as I explained the other day a lot of these judges are absolutely stupid and have almost no real litigation experience even more than that they can't write or whatever and they rely on their clerks to
Democrat Judges Are Destroying America's Judicial System
"You have to force your will on the public. It's not Congress. It's not the elected branches up and down the chain. It's the judiciary. It's judges. That's exactly what's happening in Washington DC, the chudkin, exactly what's happening in Manhattan. And honestly several not already. Just thrown out. But the media, they love these judges. Trump files motion for mistrial in New York fraud case. He filed it today. We were going to have Alina Habbar on program. the I think she's an excellent attorney. She's asked to come on tomorrow. And she's, if not the lead, one of the judges. In this case, like Bratz case, are so contemptibly politically motivated it's appalling. This case in Manhattan, the civil case, has the potential for denying Donald
Trump Files Motion for Mistrial in Civil Fraud Case
"The city and state of New York. They've used a statute, as Fox has reported, that's never been used ever against anybody else. And why? Because the statute's unconstitutional. And why is that? There's no victim. There's no complainant. So the case is really a case about Letitia and this judge in Iran. Deciding for themselves cherry -picking information on whether the assessments that were used, the valuations, and getting loans from certain banks, meet the standard that Letitia James and this judge Arthur and Garan think they should have met. No, they don't. No victim, no complainant. Not a single bank has testified against Trump. They're all paid back on time without delay. These banks are big with big law firms. The legal documents stated by Trump's lawyers and his documents not to rely on the valuations provided by the Trump organization. You're free and transparently make so your to own valuations and make your own decisions. So there is no fraud. There's no misconduct. The victim, well actually the only victim is Trump and his family. Thank you. And so they've appealed. And so the legal experts say it's going to be tough to appeal arguing that there's a mistrial. Oh really? Well the judge is a hack who ruled against Trump before he and his lawyers even walked in the courtroom. He ruled on the papers before he heard a word of testimony. And his conduct during the course of the trial, he was clamish. He was preening for the camera. The reason his law clerks sitting to his right
A highlight from U.S. Economy from "stable" to "negative" with Neely Tamminga + Preparing for the Upcoming Bull-Run with Joe Carlasare and American Hodl - November 13th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. It is Monday, November 13th, and you guys can probably hear my slack snapping off here. Let me mute that shit. Sorry about that. Monday, November 13th, 2023, and it is another awesome day. Looking forward to the week in Bitcoin. Once again, why are all these Bitcoiners so goddamn excited all the time? It's disgusting. What's wrong with you people? You know, I remember when you first started doing Spaces, Alex, and this is before I had extensive experience with Slack, and I could hear it going off all the time in the background. Every time we were having those Spaces discussions in the morning, I was just like, what in the hell are you picking up? My fault. My bad. Morning macro. Oh, sorry. How's it going, guys? I hope everybody had a good Veterans Day weekend, too, by the way. It was fantastic. I worked my ass off. That's all right, though. Good stuff. Good stuff. Good morning, Terrence. Bright and early. On a Monday at like 7 o 'clock in the morning. What's wrong with you people? Macro. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Jacob. Shout -outs to Dr. Jeff, Joe Carlosari, in the audience. Obviously, we're throwing you guys invites, but you're welcome to just chill. Whatever. It's all good. So apparently, Bitcoin has taken a slight pause from its vertical acceleration and Bitcoiners are attacking each other once again. That didn't take long. Anyway, welcome to Cafe Bitcoin, episode 475. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. By the way, when I say signal, I'm not trying to say it's just my signal. We're looking for the signal. Some people are like, eh, never let us on stage at Cafe Bitcoin. It's an opinion, all right? It's an opinion. It's an opinion. If I don't think your signal is that great, then maybe we might not let you on. I'm not sorry for that. Like we're here to provide signal. And yeah, it's a judgment call and yeah, you might think your signal is more important and that's fine. I'm not mad at that. I'm not even judging you. In fact, here's, Jacob and I were just talking about this earlier. I don't even disagree with you on many things. Some people are like, well, this issue is really important. You guys don't talk about it. It's like, it is really important. Totally agree with you, actually. What I don't agree with is complaining about stuff that you have no solution for, or if you're not building a solution for something. Like if you're building something and it's a solution, we will invite you on this stage and you can talk about it. But if all you're doing is whinging and complaining, like why are we going to waste everybody's time with that nonsense? Am I wrong? Am I out of line here? Serious question. No, you're not out of line and whinging is a good word. I think more people need to use it. Yeah, mewling. I love that word too, mewling, whinging, meh, meh, um, okay. Good morning, Mickey Koss. For today's show, we're going to talk about, apparently BlackRock is launching an Ethereum ETF, or they're applying to anyway. We're going to do a spot Bitcoin ETF approval update this week, maybe. And Joe Carlosari is welcome to come up here and give us his views on that. Otherwise we'll just read his tweets out loud. I got no shame with that. What else? Oh, ICBC, which is one of the largest banks in China, was apparently cyber ransomed last week. That's a thing. So maybe we'll talk about that a little bit. Here's an interesting little factoid. Every $6 ,313 move above $29 ,586 is a billion dollars for micro strategy. Wow. Well, indeed. But the naysayers are going to say every $3 ,360 move down is minus a billion dollars for micro strategy. I was just about to say, I could see the articles now as it drops from $100K to $95K, they'll be just, you know, slamming micro strategy. Meanwhile he's sitting there like up thousands of percent. It's completely absurd, but it'll continue. Just buy Berkshire Hathaway. It's better than Bitcoin. Anybody can buy it. Are you slamming Dear Point? No, I would never do that. Nate, you're so crystal clear this morning. You must be stationary and not driving anywhere. I'm using the updated desktop. They've improved it dramatically. And you aren't driving anywhere. That too. You can't raise your hand, but it is working pretty well. Okay. Question. Are you on Windows or Mac? I'm on Windows 10 or 11 and I forget what number it is. You can't raise your hand on Mac either. You can't raise your hand and can you do emojis? I can do a lot of emojis. A lot of emojis, wow. Like a thousand at a time, apparently. So are you retired now, Nate? For the most part, yeah. I love your story, man. For those of you who don't know, Nate's been hanging around, you know, he's been coming around Cafe Bitcoin for a couple of years now and back in the day, since it started and back in the day, back in them, Nate used to roll around as a, as a truck driver, if I understand correctly, saving his money, stacking sets, man, no, I, I, the reason I people double to check whatever wallet you plan on using and do never, ever, ever, ever enter your keys into a digital device that is connected to the internet. We've seen a string of new apps on these app stores like Apple and Google that pretend to be existing wallets that are only available on the desktop. They are not legit. There's a, there is a new string of them. This was brought to everybody's attention by Oscar P at O S C Pacey and there's a new Electrum wallet on the app store Electrum doesn't have a mobile app and there's all kinds of other apps Lumi, samurai wallet, Jack's Liberty, Jack's Liberty wallet management Phantom wallet of a protocol assets trade sparrow was spoofed the other day, these apps, there's no mobile app that you should be using with your seed phrases from any existing wallet that you're using that holds any significant amount of Bitcoin. If you happen to use a hot wallet, use a fresh, use a hot app, wallet, whatever. If you happen to use one of these devices, make sure you're using a brand new wallet that it has generated. And you're only going to use minimal amount of Bitcoin. If should you do it like if you're going to take cash and you're going out for the day, that amount of Bitcoin, not, not thousands and thousands of dollars or even your, your stack that these people are unscrupulous, they have the morals and they do not care. They want your Bitcoin. Please be careful. And even with sparrow, there are methods that you can verify that the app is legit. And I, I, I can put a link in the nest. I don't want to populate it yet, which it's cool with Alex. And super easy to do because I'm a boomer and I did it yesterday. Like super easy. It's a one, two, three, I think four steps. It involves your terminal and just copy and paste. Yeah. Yeah. There's, there's a, there's a path or an FAQ on how to do it on sparrow. Once, once you go to download it, it's how to verify right below it. So please take the time to learn. Um, yeah. And don't lose your Bitcoin.
A highlight from Episode 72: A Catholic and Protestant talk about Purgatory and Indulgences
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard, or controversial, and create a space for healing. Hey guys, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today we are doing another Protestant verse Catholic episode and we're going to be talking about purgatory and indulgences. Yeah, and before we start, we want to clarify that we will be talking about like the official doctrine because obviously like there could be a whole other topic like the history of abuses in this, especially in like the medieval era, but I think in order to have a good faith discussion, we have to actually go to like what is the actual doctrine, what is the official belief and custom, not ways it's been misused or abused. If you want to talk about a church history of like, oh different, like how this has like shifted and changed, like that would be like a whole other conversation. So we will just be talking about the actual doctrine and belief of purgatory Protestant Catholic perspectives, but going from what the Catholic position actually is, not what it maybe looked like at different points in history. Or how it was like being practiced in the church, which obviously we no longer, it is wrong and always has been wrong to sell indulgences. And I think there's been a lot of like yeah misunderstanding of what purgatory is, what it means, and then in turn what indulgences actually do. So we will get into that in this episode as well. And then Megan will also be responding for the more like Protestant view. So yeah, I guess I can start with, we'll start with purgatory. And what is the actual teaching of purgatory? So I think one of the most like misunderstood concepts of purgatory is that after you die, like purgatory is somewhere that you go where it's not decided yet. Like once you're in purgatory, maybe you could still go to heaven or hell and you need to like earn or like get better or clean yourself up or figure out what like what you want or I don't know before or God will judge like but it's a waiting period where you could end up in hell or you could end up in heaven. And that is not the teaching. I'm going to read officially from the catechism but purgatory is for those that are already saved. They are going to be going to heaven. They will not be damned to hell. They are found to be within friendship with God among the elect that will be going to heaven. And let me find the official church, church teaching. This is catechism number 1031. The church gives the name purgatory to the final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. That's from the Council of Florence and the Council of Trent. The church formulated her doctrine of faith on purgatory, especially at the Council of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the church by reference to certain texts of scripture speaks of a cleansing fire. As for certain lesser faults we must believe that before the final judgment there is a purifying fire. He who is true says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age but certain others in age to come.
A highlight from Global Praise for a Glorious God
"Beautiful. Jesse, I was drumming right along with you. Thank you and thank you team. Thank you, Kate. It's good to sing. Sweetheart, we feel right at home here, don't we? Thanks for your pastoral prayer wherever you are. It's just heartwarming to be with another body. It's like there's a spiritual knitting together. If you're in Great Falls, you'll come and visit us but so glad for a church home here in a city that also means Christ, like those in Poland. Amen. Psalm 96, the 96 Psalm. I'm so thankful that Shane and Jesse have invited us over. The elders have invited us over to have gotten to know a few of you. Brooke, thanks for your musical gifts too, wherever you are. Just to shake a few of your hands, I was able to snag a membership directory that'll help many of me remember you by name and by face. Lord willing, if we get to come back and visit you again someday. I understand you've been regularly working through an exposition of the Gospel of John. It's wonderful and I would like to be here just to sit under Pastor Shane's preaching someday. But this morning we turn to another jewel in God's Word and God's Word's full of them, isn't it? Just a treasure trove of diamonds to divide and cut our soul and spirit joint and marrow, judge the thoughts and intentions of our heart. A date and author is not attached to Psalm 96, though it closely matches 1 Chronicles 16, 23 through 33. That was sung by the temple choirs as the ark was being brought by David back into Jerusalem and to Zion. Why have I chose Psalm 96? Why did we arrive at the 96 Psalm? I just got to tell you, there's a lot of personal reflection in this Psalm for me. I happened to be up on a mountain maybe a month and a half ago and finally got into service. I was, as I mentioned earlier, stewarding God's creation by a hunting. And I got a text from our senior pastor saying, hey, I'm pulled up sick. Can you preach for me on Sunday? And I knew I wasn't gonna be back until Saturday night. I did have my Bible. I did have my computer up at the cabin, though I was way off the grid, just where I wanted to be for a couple days. And I thought, when am I going to preach on Sunday? I didn't have to think for long. Psalm 96 had been welling up in my heart for not weeks or days, or even months, but I think for a year I've been thinking on this Psalm and I hope you can see why in a little bit. Our families work to memorize this Psalm. It has been synonymous with our thinking about Poland. I'm not going to include much about Poland in my exposition of Psalm 96, but I think you'll understand why this Psalm means so much to our family in this season. Follow along as I read from the 96th Psalm. Oh, sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name. Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works amongst all the peoples. For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. He is to be feared among all gods. For the gods of the people are worthless idols, but Yahweh made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the people, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship Yahweh in the splendor of holiness. Tremble before him all the earth.
A highlight from I Will Seek the Salvation of the Unconverted
"Good morning. I counted a privilege to be here today in front of you and pray this would be an encouragement and very practical for us all. If you wanna turn, open in your Bibles to Ephesians 6, familiar passage, Ephesians 6. For most of us, our greatest focus in all the world is ourselves. If we're honest, particularly in the Western world, we spend most of our time and most of our money on earth striving to be healthy and wealthy and increasing our collection of things that help us to become more comfortable here on earth. Our sin nature drives us not to serve others but to serve ourselves first. If I was to ask you this, what does your calendar show and what does your bank statement show is most important to you? God has put us on this earth for a specific purpose. It's to live for Him and to point others to Him. As Pastor Nate said, we're gonna be preaching through our church covenant if you've got one of these. We're on number four and five here. We encourage you to grab one off the table if you get a chance even after the service. Our covenant sets before us the biblical commitments I will bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord such as may be under my care and I will seek the salvation of the unconverted. God wants us to bring up our children in the gospel and also share the gospel with the lost. So in Ephesians six where you are, starting in verse one, familiar passage. Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. So we'll continue with the same template that Pastor Nate's been using. First, we wanna make sure that we realize that our church covenant, and if you're not familiar with this is, this is a covenant that members of Omaha Baptist covenant together to uphold as long as you're a member here but it's not just a man -made document that we picked out of the sky. We wanna show that it's biblical and it's root. So the biblical commitment that God wants to keep the gospel first at your home. In the passage here in Ephesians six, we see that raising children is broken down to a couple categories, discipline and instruction. If I was to ask you which one of you desires to be disciplined, who here has ever said, yay, I get to be disciplined today? I'm going to assume no one. My younger brother was the only one who was never disciplined in our home. Because he's sinless is what he would say, that's not the case. The desire not to be disciplined is nothing new though. We see this all the way back to the garden. It's rooted in our very sin nature. If this wasn't the case when Adam and Eve fell in sin and Adam was confronted, he wouldn't have immediately turned to blame his wife Eve and he certainly wouldn't have deflected to blame God for making Eve. So knowing that discipline is not generally enjoyable and it's not something we desire to have, is it negative and should be avoided at all costs? In Hebrews, in Hebrews 12, verse 11, we read a verse that would clear that up for us. For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant. So we see the negative. But, as we continue, but later it yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. So what does proper discipline yield? It yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness. Take notice as well the link between discipline and training. Right living is something that's trained into a person through the process of discipline. It's not something that they just organically have when they come into this world. They have quite the opposite. So here we can see how by continually pointing our children to Christ, and when we bring them under the authority of God's word, we're training them in a life through the lens of the gospel. If you look at Ephesians 6 again, we see that it addresses both parties at the home, both the children and the parents. For the sake of time, we won't tackle the children's side of things, but it does start with children. And children, I would just say this, that by honoring your parents, whether you see them as honor worthy or not, you are honoring the Lord who put them in that position of authority. Though it speaks to both children and parents, fathers specifically are pointed out in verse four. It says, fathers do not provoke your children to anger. Fathers are held responsible for leading the charge in the home, just as Adam was specifically addressed in Genesis 3. Though Eve was the first one to sin, God said, Adam, where are you? Fathers are called to discipline their children, but not in a way that causes anger and resentment. The purpose of discipline, and when God disciplines us, it needs to be restorative in nature and never done in anger. It's been said, and this stuck with me when I heard this, I thought, is this not true? It's been said that in a home, if you have all rules with no relationship, you end up with rebellion. But if you have a home that has all relationship with no rules, you end up creating resentment. A father's discipline needs to be carried out in the context of a loving relationship where you have a relationship, but also the clear expectation of what God's word calls us to do. If you find yourself disciplining your child as a hypocrite, doing something that, asking them to do something that you wouldn't do or not modeling it before them, you will provoke your children to anger. But it's not just discipline, and there's also, it speaks to us in Ephesians about the instruction also in home, so gospel instruction we wanna bring in home. I realize that many of you here don't have children, or maybe your children are now out of the home. It's important to think of this call in our covenant not limited only to the child -parent relationship. The exhortation is much broader than that. I think the word it uses here is such may be under my care. It could refer to our relationship for Christ with virtually any relationship that we have. Other people looking to us, whether to raise them physically or even in the spiritual sense. If you wanna turn with me to 2 Timothy 1 .5, I think we see a really interesting illustration of this, how it's played out in scripture. So 2 Timothy 1 .5, this is Paul speaking to Timothy, I'm reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother, Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I'm sure dwells in you as well. Timothy's father's not even in the picture, we're not sure, we're not told why, we don't know what happened to him, but his mother, pardon me, his grandmother, Lois, stepped into the gap and is played a part in Timothy being brought up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. The apostle Paul also played a huge part in training Timothy without a father in the picture. Both the books, 1 and 2 Timothy, are letters from Paul to this young pastor, training him in the way he should go, just as a parent would train a child. Paul shows his heart towards Timothy by referring to him as his true child in the faith. So whether you've got biological children or not, we're all called to provide gospel instruction to those that may be under our care. There is, however, special onus on parents bringing the gospel into their own home. You'll notice when we read Ephesians 6 that it's not, it's parent -child language used, it's not Sunday school teacher child used, or pastor child, or government child. It's parent -child. God's design is for a father and a mother to raise their own children and pointing them to the Lord as their primary responsibility, not a responsibility they pass off to somebody else. So if I was to ask these questions, are you modeling the gospel at home before your children? Actions speak louder than words. If I was to ask your children what they see in your home, what would they tell me? Do your children know the gospel? Ask them to explain the gospel to you and then check. Is it on point or is there things they're confused about? This is a great question to expose whether we understand what that gospel actually is. It's quite possible that you can be here thinking you know it and don't, or believing some kind of version of a false gospel. That's skewed. When somebody's sinned against in the home, does the gospel that saved you shape how you respond to that? Do our kids, when they sin against each other, does the gospel speak into that relationship? Does it speak into how we correct that behavior? Does the gospel come up regularly in your conversation at home? If the gospel is the lens that we wanna give our children to see the world, then it should be commonplace in our conversations. Let's meditate on those questions as we move on. God doesn't just want us to keep the gospel first at home. He wants us to keep the gospel first in all of our relationships. You can flip over to Matthew 28, very familiar passage, the Great Commission, Matthew 28, verse 16 is where we'll start. Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when he saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus said to them, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I'm with you always to the end of the age. So here God clearly calls us to go make disciples. If you're a follower of Christ here today, I'm assuming that you agree that making disciples is a clear teaching of scripture and you agree that we should be doing it. The million dollar question is, are we doing it? We'll get to some of the reasons why we don't do it and the reasons that threaten us in a minute, but let's look at first what a disciple is. The Greek term for disciple in the New Testament is mathiteus, I'm no Greek scholar, but we're going with that, which basically means student or learner, but a disciple is also a follower, someone who adheres completely to the teaching of another, making them his rule of life and conduct. So if you're a disciple of Christ or if you're to make disciples of Christ, a Christ follower is someone who adheres completely to the teachings of Christ, making Christ his rule of life and conduct. So how do we make disciples? Well, in verse 19, we read that we're commanded to go. We're not told that potential disciples will come and find us and seek us out. No, the disciples were charged with the command to go. Don't just sit around and wait for this to happen. And if you're familiar with the start of the church in the book of Acts, this wasn't something that they were super keen on doing until they were more or less forced to do that through persecution. I was thinking of an illustration of this, and I was meeting with a young man once who was of the age that he'd finished school and was in the workforce now, and he explained to me that he was desiring to find a godly woman, which was a noble desire, so I said, well, how's that going? And it wasn't going well, so I said, well, what are you doing to make this happen? Nothing, just crickets. So I said, well, you realize the chances of a godly woman coming to your house, breaking in, coming into the basement, interrupting your video games, tapping you on the shoulder and introducing yourself, it's not real high. So maybe it would be smart if you went, go, and did something, took some initiative to find a godly woman, and it's the same with evangelism. There is times where the Lord and his providence will literally draw people in our lap, but generally speaking, it has to be something that we're willing to do, to go, a desire that's gotta come from within. Second, we don't need to go, we need to make sure that we're pointing people to Christ and not to ourselves. It seems obvious that this is the case, but it's something that we often miss the mark on. We might feel the pressure of closing the deal, so to speak, as if you're a salesman on a sales call and you gotta close the deal and make that sale. But if we're to make disciples of Christ, we just need to show them Christ. So how do we do that? If you wanna turn, Romans 10, we'll be going through this a little bit here, 10, 17, where's where we'll start, and then we'll step back a bit. Romans 10, 17 says, so faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So if somebody's to come to saving faith, they need to first hear the word. Not my words, not the words of Greg and whatever clever thing I can say, but God's word. So that's 10, 17, but if we were to back up a few verses, let's look at the context of what Paul's saying here. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, you notice the Great Commission language here, that going to all nations, both Jew and Greek, everybody. There's no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How will they call on him and who they have not believed, and how are they to believe in him and who they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news? But they have not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us? So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So we need to point them to the only thing that can pierce their heart, the heart of any sinner, it's God's word, and the only thing that pierces that is the sword of the spirit, and this verse has already come up in previous messages, but Hebrews 4 .12, for the word of God is living and active, sharper than any tumbled sword, piercing through the division of soul and spirit and joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Give the people the word of God and let God's word do the work. But God doesn't just say, go make disciples, he says to teach the disciples. So if the Lord in his mercy does open the eyes of somebody that we're evangelizing, even if that's our own children or somebody outside of the home, in so many ways the work is just getting started. This idea of teaching is an ongoing interaction, right? In verse 20 it reads, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. This is only possible through ongoing fellowship, doing life together. Remember I said, if it's not like the salesman who's closing the deal and then onto the next deal, if that's not what it is, think of it more like a journeyman -apprenticeship relationship, a relationship where you're bringing somebody along, somebody new in the faith, to come and do life together. You're modeling before them what it is to live for Christ and the way that they should go. If you're doing this properly, you should be able to do as Paul did, or that's what Paul was doing with Timothy, and should be able to say, be imitators of me as I imitate Christ. So it's a biblical commitment, but if we move on, it's also a very threatened commitment. So we see this commitment threatened in our own home as far as raising our children in the Lord. We can all be very guilty of just assuming that our children will just organically come to Christ sort of by living with us, maybe coming to church, maybe you generally just hang around most of the time with Christian people, and you might figure that that's good enough. If you want to turn with me to the Old Testament, passage you're probably less familiar with, judges, judges two, we'll see a sobering account here of why this isn't the case. So the Jewish people have, God's people have just come into the land, and the land that he miraculously gave them, the promised land, and a generation, the first generation is coming to an end. We pick up in verse seven. And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had sent all the great work the Lord had done for Israel. And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at age 110. Now if we jump down to verse 10, we read these sobering words. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. So we see in one generation, the people of God, God's chosen people, went from following the Lord, and seeing him work in unbelievably miraculous ways, and bringing them into the promised land, to not even knowing the Lord, or even recognizing the work that he had done. I know when I read that, I was thinking, how is that even possible? There's probably lots of reasons why this is possible, and this speaks to our own home. There's probably lots of reasons why our kids can be in the same place that God's people were there. Let's just look at a couple of them. First off, I thought, in my own life, what are the things, it's just, first thing I thought of, it's just easier not to. Parenting is hard work. Life is busy, and parenting is hard. Being intentional in your parenting, and takes discipline of yourself. None of us like to discipline ourselves. It's sometimes easier to discipline somebody else. If you're like me, and you've worked all day, and you come home, the last thing you probably feel like doing is having intentional gospel conversations with your wife and kids. That's probably at war with your own sloth. It's just easier maybe to turn your brain off, and turn the TV on. I think we can feel like, maybe like the Israelites did when they got into the land finally, that the worst is behind us. God's been good, let's get comfortable, and mail it in. But when we do that, we fail to notice that if we're not intentionally teaching our kids, don't be deceived, somebody else is. Somebody else is gonna fill that gap. Joshua obviously felt, that generation obviously assumed that their children would just learn through osmosis, being around them, that they would learn what it was to follow God. And they did learn through osmosis, the scripture tells us that, but they didn't learn from mom and dad, they learned from the pagans around them. They learned to worship Baal instead of the living God. I think another threat we have to this, and again I'm speaking to myself in this, is we're just too distracted. We live in a world that's never had more distractions. This smartphone alone has the ability to take our complete attention at any time. Funny cat videos, need I say anymore? My wife and I often talk about just how different it is as we're looking to raise kids now when we grew up. And I know there's people here with grayer hair than me. But we had no TV or TV with three channels that were all fuzzy. No stores were open on Sunday. The stores that were open closed at five o 'clock. And I could go on and now my smartphone alone allows me to watch more videos than I could watch in an entire lifetime even if I wanted to. I can buy whatever I want from all over the globe and have it delivered to my door in a day or less. The battle for our focus on being intentional in anything in the Lord, especially parenting, is real and it's not going away. And the next generation is gonna face it in a way even more difficult than ours. So I think it's also important though too that some of the distractions that we have as far as being intentional in parenting, and keep in mind when I'm talking parenting, again, this could be discipling somebody that's not your own child. That some of the stuff that's at war with us can be good things. We can be distracted doing all kinds of good things for or people even pouring into other people at the very neglect of our own children and our wives. I think the log spec principle in Matthew 7 where we're to make sure to get the giant two by four out of our eyes before we remove the speck out of our brother's eyes to make sure that we're pouring into our family at home. If you're a father in particular, that's your primary goal to be pouring in at home and not busy fixing everybody else's problem and neglecting your own children. I think you see this, unfortunately, in a lot of pastors' kids who resent the church, I think because dad was never around, busy helping everybody. So it's something that's real, not just for pastors. Another thing that causes real war in this area is parents not being on the same page. And this is a particularly hard one and I'm gonna be sensitive here because I know there's lots of people here that have unsafe spouses. But you can have, we can even be both safe parents at home and we can be just biblically unaware or maybe unconvinced that the scripture has much direction in this area. If this is you and you're not certain what the scripture says about parenting, there's more than just Ephesians that are brought up here. We're actually currently in table time, so after the service, we're doing a parenting class and this is our third time through it. It's not our own class that I dreamt up, don't worry. It's a paltra parenting class, but it's speaking specifically about the heart of the situation. So the heart of the child, which is desperately lost, can only be saved through the gospel. And it's a 10 -week video series and it's been fantastic in growing my own understanding of what it is to be a parent. And my wife and I talk about how it would have been great to have watched this 17 years ago. But I would encourage you to do that. If you're a saved couple here, put the time in and grow in your understanding of this. The Bible's not silent in the errand of parenting, so treat it as such and pour some time into it. But it's possible too that there's friction at home because your spouse isn't a believer and I know that's a lot of people here. And maybe you deeply wanna raise your kids in the gospel, but your spouse is pushing against that. And there's obviously no quick fix, easy answer here. Your first priority is to pray for the salvation of your lost spouse. That's the heart of the issue right there now. And I know there's many of you that have been doing that for years. So continue to do that, but I think what can be more difficult even than praying for a lost person for years is particularly in a home is living in a way that points them to Christ on a daily basis. So to model that devotion to Christ in a kind way before them, 1 Peter 3, this is speaking of wives, but 1 Peter 3, 1, calls on believing wives to live in a godly fashion so that their lost husbands might be won without a word by the conduct of their wives.
A highlight from Introduction to Philippians
"Brothers and sisters, I would encourage you to open up your Bibles this evening to Philippians. We're going to be taking a look at Philippians chapter 1 and verses 1 and 2. We are beginning the book of Philippians. Today will be more of an introduction to that particular book than anything else. I will attempt to talk about the author, the themes, the aim of the epistle, the things that we can learn from it without spoiling too much of the content so that later on as we preach on individual portions, it becomes anticlimax after anticlimax. I don't want to give away the entire book, but I do want you to have an idea of where it came from, why it is so very important to us today, what we can learn from it, and to see the similarities that exist between this book and indeed our own time. As I'll be discussing in the sermon, Philippi was actually a military colony, and you may have noticed we live in a military colony for the most part. So the resemblances between us and the Philippians, apart from the fact that we have microwaves and cell phones and things like that, and they did not, are very strong. They are still the same kind of people who deal with the same kind of difficulties. They too had a state which was sometimes nice to them and sometimes which oppressed them very badly. They also dealt with the problems of relationships and all of the things that the fall has brought in. So as we look at Philippians and we hear Paul writing to this beloved congregation of his, let us seek to apply it to our own time, but before we come to the word of God, let go us to the God who has given us this word and let's ask him to bless it. Please join me. Oh sovereign Lord, we do pray now that you would be the illuminator of our minds, that you would help us to understand your word. I pray that you would help me to divide it to write, that you would give me liberty and power and unction as I do so, that oh Lord, I would not say anything that goes against your word. I know I am a man with feet of clay. I am capable of interpreting the word or wrong, but I pray Lord that you would prevent me from doing so. I do pray also Lord that you would give me the sustaining power to go through this book, a right, and to apply it to your people. May you give us ears to hear and hearts to receive all that you have to tell us. We pray this in Jesus' holy name. Amen and amen. Philippians chapter one and I'll be reading verses one and two. It says the word of the Lord. Paul and Timothy bond servants of Jesus Christ to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the bishops and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. I wonder if say 10 or 11 years from now, if I was in jail in Washington for my preaching of the gospel and possibly facing the federal death penalty and this congregation had sent me a gift in jail to help me along and I was writing a letter in reply to your generous gift. What would that letter sound like? What would I say? How would I come across in writing to you? Would it be complaining about the government and my situation? Would I be going on and on about the unfairness of it all? And speaking about how my liberties had been infringed or would I be writing to you to know a little about how I was doing and then spend the vast majority, not talking about myself and my own situation as dire as it was, but to spend the vast majority of my letter attempting to stir you up to joy and in the Lord to encourage you to be full of peace and grace and joy even in the midst of adversity. Would I think so little of myself that my letter would seek to lovingly correct problems of disunity that I knew about in the congregation? Would I push back against those who perhaps were on the fringes or in the congregation itself who were teaching bad doctrine in the community? And above all, would I urge you to keep the person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of everything you did? I hope that I would. I hope I would not send you a letter merely of whining or a simple thank you note that said very little. In my case, though, we're going to have to find out. But in the case of Paul and the Philippian Christians, we already know how he spoke in the midst of those circumstances because that is the letter that we have in front of us. Paul is in the midst of serious adversity, serious difficulty. He is struggling, we know, with loneliness, with persecution, and he writes a letter to his much beloved Philippines that is full of joy and encouragement in spite of all of those difficulties that stood against him in the world. So much so this letter is so full of joy that it has been often called the epistle of joy. Paul writing from jail, remember, and a Roman jail was not like the jails today. We speak today of jails as being three hots and a cot. You have TV, recreation yards, things like that. In Paul's day, that was not the case. You either had to pay for a place to stay if the charges weren't that serious yourself or if you were thrown into a Roman dungeon, you could often die of exposure. You went in with the clothes on your back, and if your friends and your family did not provide you with the things that you needed, including food in jail, you could die very, very easily while awaiting your trial. But Paul, writing from that kind of jail, he uses the Greek words for joy and rejoice, imploring the Philippian saints to rejoice. He uses those words kara and kairo more than a dozen times, and this is just a four -chapter letter, remember. So joy is one of the most prominent themes in what he is writing. He is, as I said, in a Roman jail. This is possibly the second time. I think it's probably the first time that he was there. He is waiting a trial on a capital charge of treason, and the people who will judge him are members of Emperor Nero's brutal and corrupt administration. And as we know, Paul was not somebody who was going to give them a bribe, so there's no way out of his imprisonment that way. And yet, as we shall see, Paul is able to look well beyond the circumstances that surround him, and he's able to actually see Christ in heaven and the work that Christ is doing in the world and indeed in Philippi and throughout the church and to know that God throughout is in control and that all of God's promises are coming to pass. Let me just stop and ask that question right now of you. Do you know those things as well? Do you have that solid trust no matter what your circumstances are in the Lord Jesus Christ, that no matter what afflictions, adversities, difficulties, diseases you're dealing with today, yet still you know that the Lord is in control and that his will is coming to pass and that none of his promises will ever fail. I pray that that is the case, and if not, I pray that you will take encouragement from Paul. He was writing to encourage the Philippians, but we remember that he wasn't writing just to the Philippian congregation. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was writing to us as well. And so I pray that he would be encouraging you in whatever situation you are in. But we see him trusting absolutely in God, trusting in the Christ whom he knew and that therefore there was this inner principle of joy in his heart, an inner principle that no one could take away and that he still wants to share with others. He wants that joy inexpressible that we heard about this morning to overflow to others. The Romans might take his life. They could do that, but they cannot take away his joy or his peace. That is one of the great promises that is given to the Christian. Nobody can take away the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. Nobody can take away your salvation, and nobody can steal your joy and your peace in those things. But let's take a moment now to discuss how all of this came to pass, how he came to be writing this letter from jail. Where is Philippi? What was it like? Who were the Philippians, and how did Paul come to know them? Incidentally, this is a picture of the Philippian ruins that you will find in Macedonia. I am told they are amazing. It is a UNESCO historic site. Maybe one day as I got to see Ephesus, I will also have a chance to see Philippi. But in the meantime, let's talk about the city. Philippi was originally founded as a colony in northeastern Macedonia by colonists from the island of Thanos. They were called Thacians in 359 BC. But it was captured by Alexander the Great's father, Philip, and renamed Philippi three years later. So it didn't have much of a long run of independence. But in saying that, I have told you very little about Philippi itself. Because the Philippi that Paul knew came along much later on. It is like me telling you that Fayetteville was settled by colonists from Scotland. Because almost 400 years had passed between the founding of Philippi and the time that Paul was writing. Just as almost 400 years have passed between the time of the founding of Fayetteville in our own time. So the Philippi that Paul first visited in around 51 or 52 AD was a very different place. The Romans had captured it from the Macedonians in 168 BC. And in 42 BC during the Roman Civil War that brought an end to the Roman Republic. It was the scene of the final defeat of the forces of Brutus and Cassius by the forces of Anthony and Octavian. Who later of course became Augustus Caesar. And that final battle occurred just outside of this city. This was critical because after the city Octavian turned Philippi into a Roman colony and a military outpost. They released some of their veteran soldiers. The war to defeat the men who had stabbed Caesar had finished as far as they were concerned. And they released some of their legionaries from Legion 28 to colonize the city. Which was founded and I apologize for my terrible Latin here. Colonia Victrix Philippensium meaning the colony of the victory of Philippi. From that point onwards it was a place where Italian veterans from the Roman army were given land. And it sat upon an important Roman road called the Via Ignatia. Which was a road that was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Incidentally I learned while we were on our trip that the Greeks joke particularly in Cyprus. That the only roads in Greece that last were built by the Romans. The modern ones all fall apart. It crossed through Illyricum, Macedonia, Thracia and runs into the territory that is now part of Albania. North Macedonia, Greece and European Turkey. Why is that important? Well it's important because it meant that Philippi was a center not only of trade. And they had mines we'll talk about in a little while where they mined gold and silver. But it was a place where it was possible to go from Philippi to other areas of Macedonia. Or to turn south and to go into Greece. They had their own route 95 so to speak running right through the city. That allowed them to have concourse with all the people in Greece and up in Macedonia and into the Roman Empire. This meant that the Lord in founding his church there. Put it in a place where the inhabitants could as they did their daily trade. Carry not only letters to Rome but they could also carry the gospel to the surrounding areas. Now the citizens of this colony were regarded as citizens of Rome. And they were given a number of special privileges that ordinary inhabitants of the empire didn't have. It was in many senses a miniature Rome. Literally because they were under the municipal law of Rome. It was as though they were a colony that was in Italy actually attached to Rome. That was the way the law functioned. And they were governed by two military officers the Duumviri who were appointed directly from Rome. And the colony itself although it was relatively small. It was only about 10 ,000 people when Paul reached it. It was very wealthy as a general rule. They had gold and silver mines just outside the city. And those mines were still productive in Paul's day. It was as I said a little Rome in the midst of Macedonia. And not just in the government. It was laid out like a Roman city. And so to this day you can see that they have a Roman forum in addition to a Greek Agora. But how did Paul get to this city? How did he get there? Well let's read a little from Acts 16 which actually tells us. So if you would turn in your Bible to Acts chapter 16. And I want to begin with verse one which will tell us that Paul was actually when this all started. He was in Asia Minor. He was over in modern day Turkey on his second missionary journey. We read then he came to Derby in Lystra and behold a certain disciple was there named Timothy. The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go with him and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region. For they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities they delivered to them the decrees to keep which were determined by the apostles and elders of Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia they tried to go into Bithynia but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia they came down to Troas and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him saying come over to Macedonia and help us. Now many people have speculated just as an aside that this is Luke who was speaking to Paul in a vision. Now after he had seen the vision immediately we sought to go to Macedonia concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore sailing from Troas we ran a straight course to Samothrace and the next day came to Neapolis and from there to Philippi which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days and on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul and when she and her household were baptized she begged us saying if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come to my house and stay so she persuaded us. And we know that Paul and Timothy stayed with Lydia for some days. They had some other encounters. I'm not going to read the rest of chapter 16 but I would encourage you to actually read all of chapter 16 tonight. It won't take you that long but you will read about the exorcism of the demon possessed slave girl which unfortunately got them into trouble because the demon allowed her unfortunately to know about things that men didn't know about. And so her owners used to get money from her that way. We'll also tell you about Paul and Silas's unjust imprisonment and then the household baptism of the Philippian jailer which is marvelous and of course one of those household baptisms that shows us that we are to be baptizing not just parents on their confession of faith but also their children. This was the first church established in Europe. Note that. And that at the explicit direction of the Holy Spirit who made it very clear that Paul was to turn the direction of his labors from Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey to Europe. He goes through Macedonia and then after that he goes into Greece and brings the gospel into Europe. Now the bond as you will read through the Philippi you can't help but notice the friendship, the love that exists between Paul and this congregation. It was peculiarly close though others had abandoned him in his imprisonment as we shall see these Philippians had not. They continued to pray for him and they continued to provide for his needs in this world. They sent him a gift. As I said I don't want to give away too many spoilers but they had sent a man by the name of Epaphroditus with a gift for him in jail and then he had sent Epaphroditus back to them with this letter. That's how he got it. And as I mentioned this letter was written from Rome during his imprisonment. The beginning of that is related in Acts 28. The reference to Caesar's household which you will read in Philippians 4 22 and the palace in Philippians 1 13. In the Greek it's Praetorium. It was probably the barrack of the Praetorium guard attached to the palace of Nero and that confirms this. So I tend to think it was during his first imprisonment at Rome. That would tend to sit with the mention of the Praetorium and that he was in the custody of the Praetorium prefect and his situation agrees with the situation in the first two years of his imprisonment that you can read about in Acts. In Acts 28 30 and 31. It's not that important whether it was the first or the second imprisonment. The fact is he's in prison. He's in prison for his faith. He's in prison for his preaching. But he does not allow that to destroy him or even to to drive him down or to change the nature of his ministry. Many people might have switched over perhaps to a martyr's ministry at this point in time and yet he does not. He continues to encourage the people to go about their their business preaching the gospel and being members of the church no matter what the circumstances are. Now the tone of this letter as we go through it you'll notice this. It's unlike most of his other letters. It contains no long doctrinal discussions. It contains no rebukes of evils that were festering in the particular church. But it is an outpouring rather of happy love and also confidence in these brothers and sisters. He loves them. He is confident in them and he wants them to be confident not in themselves. He wants them to be confident in Christ and in his promises. Like all of Paul's epistles, as you saw, it starts with a salutation. Our letters, of course, and with the identification of the person who's sending it. But the letters back there started with who this letter was from. And like most of his letters, it also starts with a prayer for the people that he is writing to. He isn't just in intending to give them information. He wants to bless them, to bless them with his letter and to bless them with his prayer. And one commentator calls the entire letter a long gush of love towards the Philippians. And it is. There's nothing wrong with that. Verses 1 and 2 that we read there, they contain an apostolic greeting. The senders are identified there. Timothy is associated with Paul. Timothy was with Paul, therefore, in his imprisonment. We remember from 2 Timothy in his second imprisonment that Paul noted that only Timothy had stayed with him. Or rather that he wanted Timothy to come to him in his imprisonment to bring things to him. Timothy remained loyal to Paul no matter what. Timothy also, you remember, was going to become very important to Paul in the Ephesian church and building them up and so on. Timothy was a genuine, he was more than just an amanuensis or a secretary for Paul. He was a helper to Paul. He was a brother in Christ, somebody who would stand with him in thick or thin. Now, Paul mentions him and he often does that. He brings the friends who are about him into prominence. That also indicates that the people in Philippi knew of him and would be interested to hear how he was doing. Timothy is in Rome with Paul when the letter is being dictated. And although Timothy is not the one who is inspired to write the letter, Paul is using him as his secretary to take it down. It's very possible that Paul had an eye disease, which made it very difficult for him to write. He calls Timothy and himself, he addresses himself as a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Now, that's a nice little word, bondservant. It conjures up the idea of indentured bondage, the idea that we're just working off a debt. But when he says bondservant, he's actually using the Greek word doulos. Doulos means literally slave. He is a slave of Christ. Some prefer the translation bondservant to kind of neaten it up. We don't like the idea of Paul calling himself a slave of Christ because of the bad connotations of that. But we remember that most of the Roman Empire, in fact, 20 % of the city there, and this would have had, as a Roman colony, a military colony, Philippi would have had a lower than normal slave population, more free men than slaves. But they still speculate that at least 20 % of those 10 ,000 people within the colony were slaves. And here is Paul saying, I too am a slave. But who is he a slave of? He's a slave of Jesus Christ. He and Timothy are slaves, and they aren't complaining about that. They understood that they were bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ in his sacrifice for their sake, and therefore they were owned by their master. They are completely dependent upon him, and they give him their undivided allegiance. They love this master of theirs, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul clearly, he views it as the highest honor that we can attain to serve Christ, to have his light yoke upon us instead of the heavy chains of sin which he takes away. And he is bound to absolute submission to this Lord who is all worthy and who gave everything for his sake. Paul, note in all of his letters, never forgot what Christ had done for him, never forgot where he was when Christ found him, how he was an enemy of the church, a persecutor of the church. Somebody whom Christ, you remember, addressed on the road to Damascus saying, Paul, Paul, or rather at that time, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Jesus associates himself so keenly with his people that to persecute them is to persecute him. I was thinking about that as we were hearing about how the Pakistanis are wretchedly persecuted. What their persecutors in Pakistan, the Muslims, do not recognize or realize is that in persecuting them, they are persecuting God the Son. And it will not go well for them to be counted amongst the persecutors on the last day. But he had once been a persecutor. Now he is no longer. He is a slave, a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves him with all of his heart. Now note also at the beginning, he doesn't mention that he's an apostle. And so there's a great contrast here between letters like Galatians where he asserts his apostolic authority when he's teaching them. This is a very friendly letter. He doesn't actually need to. He knows they know that he's an apostle of the Lord. Jesus greets all of the saints in Christ. Jesus, who are in Philippi, and he abused them. He calls them saints. And what is he talking about there when he calls them saints? Haggai, literally holy ones. These are people who he considers as they are in Christ. Have you ever thought about this? We may think of ourselves as wretches. We may think of ourselves as people in whom there is nothing worthy of praise. And yet the way that the Lord looks at us is his holy ones, his ones who are set apart. His chosen ones who are even now being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, that is who you are. You are one of his special people. In the Old Testament, the word was segula, his special treasure. Brothers and sisters, the devil wants us to think of ourselves as only what we can accomplish by our meager efforts. And let's face it, that's not much. Isaiah, at the end of his long, his long prophetic letter in Isaiah 66, he talks about righteousness, the righteousness that a holy man like himself might be able to accomplish by himself. And he says these things, our righteousnesses are but filthy rags. But Christ, what does he do? He endows us with robes of righteousness. He enrobes us, as Luther put it so very well, so that when we stand before God on the last day, the saints are seen as they are in Christ. That is who Paul sees them as. They are people who are called to be holy and who are being made holy. We have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but we are also, and this will come out from this letter, we are also being conformed to the image of Christ. It is as that example that was given to us a little while ago of the, as we were going through the Bible study of the princess who had been made, or rather the commoner who had been made into the queen. She was given the title, but then gradually she was taught the courtly graces and made into somebody who everybody understood and saw was the wife of the king. They are the people of God. They are the saints of Christ and that because of their union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the saints together in their communal sense are being addressed by Paul. This letter would have been probably read just as we read it in the midst of worship and so on, and then copied and passed on to the other congregations, the other saints throughout the world.
Lori Harvey & Damson Idris Are Officially Over. I Don't Think Anyone Is Surprised
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming on a Friday. Let's talk about a big story right now. It's over. According to sources, Damson Idris and Lori Harvey have officially thrown in the towel on their one year relationship. They both issued a joint statement confirming this on, I think it was IG. Now the couple reportedly started dating around December of 2022, later confirming that they were actually together. Damson Idris is the actor and model from the popular FX series Snowfall, which aired its finale on April 19th of 2023. Now, Lori Harvey, for those of you who are not familiar with this young lady, she is the 26 year old stepdaughter of comedian and TV personality Steve Harvey. In a statement released by Damson and Lori Harvey, they said that we are at a point in our lives where our individual paths require our full attention and dedication. So basically we split remaining friends and with the utmost respect for each other. I just think Lori Harvey needs to just take a chill. This woman, you know, and I don't judge, that's not what I do here on Convo Over Cigars, but you know, the past relationship with Michael B. Jordan, other relationships that she has been in with high profile celebrities, we're not gonna really throw under the bus or call names, but she has had her share of celebrity boyfriends. And you know, like I said, this is the stepdaughter of Steve Harvey. I just think she needs to find herself. You know, a lot of times when you get out of a relationship, instead of jumping right back into another relationship, you probably just need to heal. Probably just need to take some time and say, you know, take a deep breath and just be like, I just need to recoup from this because relationships are work, man. You have to recuperate. You have to, you know, get back into that mental space where you need to be. It seems as if she leaves one relationship and jumps right back into another relationship. And I think that's why they never last. So my advice, not that she asked for it, but this is just my opinion here on Convo Over Cigars, Lori Harvey, just take a break and do Lori, you know. Take a painting class or something, you know. Take up some, you know, skiing or something. Find a hobby, man. You don't have to necessarily define yourself by who's on your arm or by trying to find love. Obviously you're not ready to be in a long -term committed relationship. I'm just saying. You guys have been locked in to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I am your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. I'm hoping that everyone has a fantastic Friday. Take care, guys.
A highlight from S14 E12: Actress, Coach, Global Life on Stage
"Hello, welcome to The Loatney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, we don't have regulars, because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, she is from Nigeria, but currently in Israel, and she is an actress, producer, and well, so much more. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rania Mann. Hi, Peter. Just a very, very quick one. I'm actually originally from Israel, but residing in Nigeria. Oh, that was confusing. Okay, that makes sense. Okay, cool. So, how's life? Well, normally I'd say life in Nigeria is beautiful for me, because there's a lot happening here. I feel like I'm in the heart of a lot of things. I'm in Lagos, so Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of all of West Africa, really. So, I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. But, you know, we can't... Yes. Oh, dear. And your audio just got cut off. Can you hear me? Oh, yes, I can hear you now. Okay. Did you hear me? No, I did not. Your audio just cut off completely all the way through. But I heard... Oh, that's funny. I heard you. Okay, so where should I start over or how? Just repeat what you just said entirely. Okay. I said that normally life in Lagos is pretty fun. Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of West Africa, I think, I would say. So, a lot is happening here all the time, and I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. So, yeah, but with me being Israeli and what's happening in Israel right now, that's a cloud over our heads at the moment. So, that's life. Oh, alright then. So, what is it you mainly do for a living? I'm an actress and I'm also an acting coach and I produce. I produced a film festival here for about five years and now I produce films as well. Wow, impressive. What was life for you growing up? Oh, that's a very big question. I mean, I grew up in about seven different places till I reached high school. I mean, yeah, till I finished high school. I was born in Israel, then we moved to Ivory Coast, then we moved back to Israel and we moved to Nigeria. Where else was I? Okay, within Israel, we moved to another place and then I moved to England. I did my high school in Thorpe, in Surrey, and then, yeah, went to Israel again. So, I was moving around a lot. Alright then. Which I think is great because it makes you a very cosmopolitan, rounded person. Yeah, absolutely. And if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? And the audio got cut again. Okay, now I've got you back. I don't know what's going on with the audio thing. Let me see if I can just close off some apps, if that would help. Alright. How's this now? Yes, fantastic. Okay. So, what did you hear me say? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Oh, great. Okay. So, your question was where would I like to live? Where else would I like to live in the world? Yeah, if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? So, I was saying that for me, I don't know, maybe that's why actors have this tendency to live through characters, right? And I think it's something inherited in me because it depends on the season, it depends on the mood, it depends on the time in my life, the period of my life. Because in Nigeria, for example, I love living here because there's so much I can contribute. Can you hear me? Yes, I can still hear you. There's so much I can contribute to the film industry here and that makes me really, really happy. I think any place where I would feel I'm making a difference and where the weather is not too cold, that would be the place for me. Yeah, fair enough. If someone wrote a book about you, what do you think a title would be? And here we go again. It just cut off, right off. I can't hear anything, she says. Good grief. What a day. And I'm not doing anything. Now I can hear you, now I can hear you again. Right after I told you the question, I couldn't hear you, I couldn't hear you at all. This platform is gaslighting me. Maybe there's like a delay. Okay. Can you hear me now? That's crazy. Yes, I can still hear you. Okay, Okay. so a book about me, I hope would be my mission to this world, which is bridging worlds through art. Oh, alright then. If your mind was an island, what would it look like? If my mind were an island. Gosh, that is such a... Can you hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. That is such a creative question. Wow. If my mind was an island, it would have... It would have... Multiple... What's the word? Like, you would have a tropical area, then you would have a very cold area on the island. Maybe like a mountain top. Like a foggy mountain top. And then a sandy tropical beach at the bottom. Because, yeah, so you could, you know, be in any place in the island. choose... So you And I get cut off again. Thanks, Spotify, for gaslighting me. I don't understand why this is happening. Exactly. That's what I'm saying. And now you're back. No, because I can hear you very well, though, all through. Yes, but there are times that now, there are times that your audio is just cut off completely from my end. So, yeah, this is crazy. Hmm, what can we do? You want to try another network? What other network? Is this the only one? No, like, let me try and cut off my Wi -Fi and just use my phone network. Let me try that. Okay. One, two. Yes, one, two. I could hear that. Okay. So let's try this and see if that works better. All right, then. Here we go. Right, an island. My mind is an island would be something that you could choose where... You know, according to the mood you wake up with on that day? Yes. You heard that? Yes, I heard you. So it would be maybe like, it would have a tropical, sandy beach and a mountain, a foggy mountain top as well. Okay. Yeah. Nice, very good. Yeah, oh, oh, and a very, and a very busy, hyped urban area with like clubs and music and coffee shops and cinema and all that good stuff. Nice, very good. It must have a theatre. Of course it has to have a theatre. Yeah. Yes. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Would I rather be able to open closed doors or... Not be able to... To close open doors? Yeah. Is that what it says? Yes. Judging by the way I live, I normally open closed doors. So, yeah, that's me. Okay, close enough I guess. What happens in real life but rarely gets portrayed in movies? And I can't hear you again. I don't know why I keep doing that. I'm getting gas lit again. Yay! Could it be something, could it be something on the other end? I mean, my Wi -Fi is working alright. My headphones great. I can't, I have no idea to be honest. And this has never happened before? Because it's never happened before to me either. Yeah, this is the first time for me. Any issues that I've ever encountered would actually stop me from recording episodes altogether. I never had an issue that still kept the episode going but still had a bit of an inconvenience to me. So, yeah, it's a weird and funny one for me. Yeah, I agree. I think it's just a delay, I don't know. Yeah, first time for everything. So, what did you mean by close enough? Well, listen, I'm not mad. I understand that this misinterpreted the question, but the question was would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Oh, I didn't hear the first not. I would say I would rather not be able to close open doors. Because I can maneuver myself through open doors. But I hate closed doors. I'm a boundary breaker. Yes, that's great. What kind of music do you often listen to? Okay, can you hear me now? Because I just heard a beat. I can still hear you, yes. Okay, good. I find myself lately listening a lot to The Weeknd. You know them, right? Yes, I've heard of them. Oh, shoot. Here we go again. Let up the gas again. Yeah, it's a current thing over and over again. It's just... Cut the audio from whoever's end. I'd be surprised if this keeps going to the very end. Wow, this is actually a lot longer of a cut than I thought. Oh, this is... That's crazy. No, I know you can... Okay, now you're back. That was a longer audio cut than last time. Or like Evan's recording. I know, but the funny thing is I can hear you all through. Like if you hear this recording later on... Yeah, of course. But the question is, when it comes to the editing process... I'm not sure. Do you want to... Do you want to start over? No, let's keep... I feel like there's some good moments in this that will be very good. And also, we're still going on, so let's keep going and yeah. Yeah, okay. No, what I meant is maybe if we... We don't start the whole thing over, but we'll just start a new recording and then continue from where we stopped and maybe the new recording would be better. I don't know if that's something... I can actually... I've actually worked around editing in the past, so whatever happens, it'll still be good. Okay. Okay. So where were we? You were saying something. Asking something. Great. Fantastic. If you could host a talk show, who would you have on as your first guest? I... Wow. I don't know. I don't know. What would the talk show be about? Well, whatever you like. I think in this point in time, I'd like to talk to Mr. Biden. President Biden. Oh, okay. Or maybe just... Yeah, probably the American president. Yeah. I'm always fascinated by how those people think because I feel like they think in multiple channels simultaneously. Oh, of course. If you're going on a road trip, what two items do you make sure to bring with you? Only two? Oh, gosh. Yes, only two. Yes. Now I can hear you. Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. I was waiting to see how long it would take for you to come back again without me actually speaking. Oh, so how long did it take? I don't know. I wasn't counting seconds. Well, I think it was four minutes by the clock to be recording. Okay, so... That's very little. Usually I'd have like a little purse with some first aid kit. But I think if it's only two things, it would be a phone and a sunscreen. A phone mainly because I'd need something to write with or write on. Yeah, so a phone and a sunscreen. Yeah. I'd like something to write all my thoughts. Yeah, so I don't have to keep them in my head. Yes, absolutely. What's your favorite season? Spring. Definitely spring. Anything warm. Absolutely. Have you met anyone famous? Well, yeah, it depends what you call famous. But I'd say so, yeah. A lot of famous people from the Nigerian industry for sure that are famous all over Africa. And a couple of times met some famous personalities in Israel. And how about again? And now? And you're back. Yay! Well, if I met anyone famous, I think famous is like... I mean, I've met actors that are very famous all over Africa and in the diaspora, of course. I've met some famous people from Israel, from the Israeli scene. But I mean, they're just people. They're my friends. They're just normal people. So, I wonder why would that be a thing? Yeah, absolutely. You never know. Before, they were even famous. They were on the same level as us. No, I mean... So, there's a very, very famous actor. Now he's famous. He's called Daimio Kalawong from Nigeria. And I met him back in 2017 where he was just beginning his acting career. I mean, he hasn't changed since then. He's still the same person and we're still good friends. He's just more busy now, you know? Yeah, I can see that. How much time do you spend on the internet? Hmm... Probably five hours a day or more. Alright then. I'd say the same, to be honest. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? When I'm back. And you're back! Yay! Yay! I would rather sleep on the ceiling. Ask me why. All the floor space you could have? Because I can see everything better from the ceiling. You'd have an abundant view. Oh yeah, that too. Where is the most relaxing place you've been? The most relaxing place I've been. Can you hear me now? Yeah, I can still hear you. I think relaxing place is a state of mind. Because I found myself many times in a resort, in a beach resort, when I was not relaxed at all. And then I found myself many times in bed feeling relaxed and then many times feeling very unrelaxed. So I think it's a state of mind. It's not a physical place. Nice. If you could erase one past experience, what would that be? Any experience in my life. Yes. Any experience in my life where I found myself speechless or numb or... Anything. Yeah, I would erase all of those. All right. All those times. Where I went afterwards and said, I wish I would have said that. I should have said that. All those times. Yeah, that's crazy. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. Wow, this is really challenging. It sure is. Yeah. Could you repeat the question, please? I'll try. Okay. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Speak all languages. Yeah. Can you hear me? Yeah, I can hear you. I think that the more we can communicate with our human race, the better our race will be, the more beneficial it will be for the world. So I think that God put us here for a purpose. And the purpose is to better ourselves and to better our world. So, you know, he enabled us to communicate amongst ourselves for that purpose. Yeah, absolutely. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for? Oh, goodness. Connecting people. That's my best quality. Nice. That'd be an interesting sport. Yes, it would be, wouldn't it? Yeah. Okay, you do this. Oh, you do that. Okay, that's your passion. I know, I know who you want to talk to. I know who you need to talk to. Bloom. Yeah. Fabulous. If you could travel back in time, what decade would you want to live in? What era I'd like to live in? I think it was the Renaissance when everything was blooming. Arts and science and I don't know. So. Yeah, I'd like to be then when everything was still fresh and new. To kind of be there to impact it. To impact. Nice, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It's great having you on, Rania, talking about your brilliant acting career and working as an acting coach and producer and everything else you're doing in Nigeria. It's been great. Okay. Can you hear me, Peter? Yes, now I can hear you. Okay. Fantastic. This is awkward because it's happening so often, I don't know why. By the way, it was great having you on and I wish you best of luck. And with that being said, until next time, you're welcome. Stay tuned for more.
A highlight from BLACKROCK ETHEREUM ETF CONFIRMED ($10,000 Price Target)
"Could this be what allows Ethereum to finally topple Bitcoin? Is the flippening about to begin? Guys, I was just about to leave the studio today. I am literally packing up the office. There's nobody else here. And as I was leaving, we saw a massive announcement that BlackRock has officially filed to launch a company, an Ethereum trust fund in Delaware. Now, this is obviously sending markets crazy right now. Ethereum was up like over 12 % when I just checked on CoinMarketCap. And the altcoins are also rallying it with this. And this is because if you don't remember when Bitcoin had its first ETF filed by BlackRock earlier this year, they did the same exact thing. They issued a fund. And about a week later, without announcing to the world, they decided to file for that spot Bitcoin ETF. Now, to me, this is kind of coming out of left field. We haven't even gotten close to the clarity on the Bitcoin spot ETF being approved. However, that hasn't stopped markets from over speculating and completely pumping prices over the 36 ,000 mark today. We had this kind of massive repulsive jump after CoinTelegraph just a few weeks ago. I decided to launch an article spreading and sparking the rumors that an ETF was just near approval. In fact, I believe their article was about an approval. So with Ethereum, this is just another, this is adding more fuel to the fire. This is more bullishness coming back into these markets and it's getting more excitement for traders to jump in. So is this the moment that Ethereum is gonna finally break away from Bitcoin? Because this is bringing in a whole new question that I don't think the industry has asked itself, which is institutions haven't nearly speculated on the price action of an Ethereum if a spot ETF were to be approved. You know, we look at Bitcoin as this digital gold and Ethereum can offer right now as it is way more in terms of real world assets, decentralized application, the defi on Ethereum alone is explosive. And now institutions are gonna be exposing this to millions of retail traders and billions upon billions of dollars. This makes a $10 ,000 Ethereum just look inevitable at this point. And what is quite possibly the biggest takeaway from all of this is the history that Ethereum has with the SEC. Financial regulators for years that are part of the SEC like Bill Hinman or Jay Clayton have declared Ethereum not to be a security. We also had the Uniswap lawsuit where the judge said that Ethereum and Bitcoin weren't securities. So could this mean that BlackRock is already expecting the feds and the SEC and the government to issue and approve a spot ETF in the coming months? I think the obvious answer is that you should be expecting the largest bull run we have ever seen. Now, will that mean that Ethereum decouples from Bitcoin? Well, we might see both these ETFs get approved which means all markets are going to be going up and you need to be paying attention to the industries that are gonna be emerging with this. All of the defi in Ethereum, the layer twos being built on top of them, the layer twos being built on top of Bitcoin. And some alpha for you guys is actually a market no one's really talking about. The competition to the United States. We have Hong Kong at the same exact time. All of these bullish announcements, it feels like news that takes place in the morning in crypto is a week old with how many news articles get released to the days right now. Hong Kong is looking to enter this game and beat BlackRock to the punch. And if they do that, this could be an Asian -based blockchains whether it's a Conflux or anything which is essentially called the Chinese Ethereum, a Filecoin, Neo, VeChain, all of the Asian -based projects could be seeing a significant volume themselves and mean we see a lot more price action coming into altcoins. So make sure that you guys strap in and turn on those post notifications. And again, let me know in the comments what videos you wanna see on altcoins because this next season is going to be so explosive that it's not gonna leave us in the position where like last run, when you got all of your friends and families in the crypto and you go back on Thanksgiving and they go, man, how's that thing going? They're all gonna be screaming and asking why they didn't listen to you in the first place. We are in a bull run.
A highlight from Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God
"Acts chapter 13 we're gonna start in verse 46 Acts 13 46 someone's excited hear now the word of the living and the true God and Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly saying it was necessary that the Word of God be spoken first to you since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life behold we are turning to the Gentiles for so the Lord has commanded us saying I have made you a light for the Gentiles that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth and when the Gentiles heard this they began rejoicing and glorifying the Word of the Lord and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed thus far is the reading of God's holy and inspired word let's pray together as God's people God this is your word it's a gift to us Lord in ourselves we do not deserve this amazing gift your revelation you condescending to speak to us Lord we've learned so much about you and your word about your sovereignty about your rule about your reign and your control over all things there are no accidents with you you have a purpose you have a will you declare the end from the beginning God you truly are the sovereign we come before you and your holy word today and we ask that you would empower us encourage us renew our minds remove from our hearts unbelief especially in a time like we're living in now in our current circumstances removed from us worry and anxieties and fear about the future removed from us doubt regarding your promises about what you are going to do in the world to glorify your name blessed today and I pray that this message and your promises in your word would empower this church body to preach your gospel boldly to the world and to trust you as a sovereign God who wins history all enemies under the feet of Jesus it's in your name we acts pray amen 38 powerful moments again we've been in the series on the book of Proverbs God's wisdom from above we spent time over the last couple of weeks talking about the comprehensive sovereignty of God that is to say that the Bible gives us a portrait of God he gives us revelation about God that is very different oftentimes than you might get in much of what is called evangelical today it's not very popular today to see God as the true sovereign as the one who rules and reigns over every event in human history and I've been making the argument that of course we as fallen and rebellious creatures would revolt against the idea that God is sovereign because that's the very idea that we've been revolting against from the beginning God is the sovereign he rules he reigns he has ultimate authority he's in control of all things we of course rebel against that idea of God's sovereignty but the scriptures teach it plainly from all the New Testament down to the smallest details the minutia the macro events the micro events God is truly sovereign there is no meaningless no purposeless event in human history yes even in a fallen world where there is violence and there is evil and there is sin God is sovereign even over that and scripture tells us as God's people that God causes what things all things to work together for good for those who love God and those who are the called according to his purpose God has a purpose all things work together for good but that's the sovereign God presented to us in the holy scriptures that's what God teaches and so we've been in this book of divine wisdom we look through Proverbs we talked about what the book of Proverbs says about the sovereignty of God over all things down to the detail and I love this part about the casting of lots we think there are some things that are just chance occurrences these are accidents maybe even happy accidents but they are just casting the lot and scripture teaches that even over those things God is fully sovereign he's the determiner of those things scripture teaches us the comprehensive sovereignty of God we didn't talked about how is this now relating to me individually as a person or even the church how does the sovereignty of God relate to me and we spent time talking about the sovereignty of God over salvation that God is the one who predestines God is the one who foreknows God is the one who chooses a people in Jesus Christ Ephesians 1 before the foundation of the world that our names are written in the Lamb's book of life before the foundation of the world that Jesus is a lamb slain before the foundation of the world this is part of the decree and the plan of God to bring about his glory and the redemption of unworthy people we talked about that beautiful passage in John chapter 6 and that passage in John chapter 10 that illustrate that point in this discourse that the father gives the people to Jesus Christ and he says that it's the will of the father that Jesus loses none of them he loses none of all that the father has given to him and he says I will raise them up on the last day there's my hope that's your hope as a child of God this is something that God does God is the one who saves God is the one with the grace God is the one with the mercy God is the one with the purpose and the plan and the will and the power to save and so we're still in Proverbs we're on that theme of the comprehensive sovereignty of God and so we did God and what is he sovereign over we did the salvation of God's people and today I wanted to end that portion of study on the sovereignty of God talking about evangelism in the sovereignty of God because this is critical especially as I noted especially right now especially right now now there's no question or confusion about the fact that you go to a church that are that is teaching from the pulpit hardcore pipe hitting post -millennialism no question yeah that's right yes praise the Lord for that it's no question about that but it's interesting because oftentimes many people who argue against post -millennialism and all we say when we're post -millennial is that we believe those about passages what God is gonna do in the world through the kingdom and the Messiah we believe those passages as a real passages it's gonna happen in history those are promises we believe that but oftentimes people who argue against post -millennialism and against these promises will say well wait a minute you're saying that Christ is gonna put all enemies under his feet and then finally after that is death and that the world is gonna just be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea you're saying you really believe that's gonna happen I'm saying well that's what the scriptures say of course I believe that and they'll look in the world out there and they'll say okay what about Putin I said pew pew okay what about Putin what about China what about thank you okay sorry what about Gog and Magog that's a popular thing right now actually I'm thinking pastor James I need to do a message and Gog and Magog we're gonna need that more and more in the days to come people using a prophecy that's already been fulfilled as something that's supposed to happen in our day in our future my people today are watching the news and look let me just go ahead and grant it at the outset things are tough right now things are bad right now there are things shaping up right now in the Middle East that are not looking good and we don't know the outcome things could fall apart and get awful in a moment or things could just sort of smooth out I mean we've lived many of us have lived especially this guy lived through a lot yeah so we've learned we all have lived through a lot in terms of some of you guys were raised in the 80s you were raised during the time of the Cold War how many times do you think nukes were gonna be launched in the 80s right we've we've been there before we've always thought like the the buttons about to be pressed and it's all just gonna go to hell and in a moment we've we've been there and admittedly things are not looking good at the moment and people have used that to argue against the specific sections of Scripture that talk about the victory of God and his Messiah within human history they say well wait a second if you're saying that the world is gonna look like this and be totally transformed and what it looks like things are just getting worse right now and I would say it's just a matter of perspective because you're saying things are getting worse right now during a time where we have more Christians professing Christians alive in the world today in than in history the gospel has gone to more places now than in human history and it's amazing to me when people will talk about how the world's is getting terrible and there people are going it's it's amazing the world is getting so terrible right now and you know it's all everything's falling apart and that's how the world's gonna be and it's terrible and they're literally on a device preaching Christ live around the world and people say it's just getting so terrible and so awful while we're getting the Word of God into more places than we ever have before and there are more professing Christians alive than ever we ever had before I'm not saying that there aren't broken things there are broken things but here's the point that's that is a terrible way to argue against what the Bible says is the course of human history that things look really bad right now because here's my here's my position God says he is going to do this he says he's going to do it God cannot lie and that's my hope that's my hope for evangelism that's my hope for gospel eing the world and telling the world about Jesus is it doesn't matter what the current circumstances are and how much things look like they're falling apart it didn't look good the day of the cross either and it was the cross of Jesus Christ was a very event that horrendous brutal event was the very event that God used to bring about the redemption of the world and so oftentimes what we see in front of us looks like it is time to despair it looks like all hope is lost but God is sovereign and if we want to live with divine wisdom we've got to get that part right God keeps his promises and God is sovereign so no matter what happens over the coming weeks or months my answer is scripture says all enemies under the feet of Jesus and then death will finally be defeated that's the promise of God and God cannot lie with me there's our hope and so when we talk today briefly about the sovereignty of God in salvation we started with this amazing section where now the gospel is going to the Gentiles that's big deal that by the way is the fulfillment of the promises of the Messiah's Kingdom understand that that this promise of Messiah's Kingdom was not simply that this Messiah was coming for the Jewish people but it was that the knowledge of God will cover the earth like the waters cover the what and it's asked by my friend I love how he asked it the best way to ask the question if that's the promise the knowledge of God will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea it's a good way to put it how wet is the Pacific Ocean it's all wet and so how much of the earth is getting covered with the knowledge of God all of it like the sea it's all getting wet with the knowledge of God that is the promise of God and the promise was that God was going to draw all the nations to God people from every tribe tongue the languages all the peoples were now going to be drawn up to God's mountain and this Messiah would bring his salvation to the very ends of the earth all the families of God will return to worship Yahweh Psalm 22 and now here you have in the book of Acts you have the gospel goes out the gospel goes out it's going first to the Jews and now this moment this beautiful moment where the gospel now is being brought to those Gentiles here in Acts 13 and look what it says in terms of the sovereignty of God over this moment it was promised by God that's the point made by Luke here it was promised by God this is the fulfillment of prophecy the Gentiles are coming now but notice what it says in verse 48 and when the Gentiles heard this they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord and as many as were appointed as many as were appointed to eternal life believes do you see it fulfillment of God's promises he keeps his promises and that day those who were appointed to eternal life believed I made the argument last week on the very tail end of the message we talked about the sovereignty of God and our salvation the Father draws and Christ will raise them up I made the point that every time we go out and do evangelism it is 100 % success rates it is a hundred percent success rates even if you get beaten even if you get flogged even if you see outright rejection yelling spitting people try to hit you with their car as this happens to us doing abortion mill evangelism people pulling guns on you people throwing food at you hundred percent success because it is those who are appointed to eternal life that ultimately believe God is sovereign over all of this he keeps his promises and he has a people Jesus said other sheep I have which are not of this fold them I must also bring and here you see it in Acts 13 exactly that not just Jews but Gentiles also why because the sovereign God decreed it because the sovereign God declared the end from the beginning and here's what's gonna take place and so what do we see we see that God the true God declares the end from the beginning and so we need to consider one more point that the principles and promises of the book of Proverbs teach what about the righteous and wicked we have direct promises from God here's what the shape of the world is gonna be here is how human history is gonna go here's how I'm gonna win the world but God also in the book of Proverbs we've been studying he has actual principles and promises regarding the righteous and the wicked what does this say about the wicked will they prosper the wicked will not prosper they are ultimately going to be crushed will the righteous prosper that's the principle and promise of Scripture the book of Proverbs is the righteous who flourish it's the righteous who prosper Scripture teaches that it is actually the meek who shall inherit the what the meek shall inherit the earth not the wicked not the evil they're cast off they're uprooted the promise of God is about the shape of history and the principles we've been learning about is that the righteous are the ones who ultimately inherits the world the meek shall inherit the earth the promise Paul says in Romans chapter 4 was that Abraham's descendants would inherit the world where did we ever get this idea that it's the the unbelievers or the wicked who inherit the world the promise the literal promise of God is that the a that Abraham's descendants inherit world the do you believe in Christ do you believe in Christ then you are heirs according to the promise you are children of Abraham it's not outwardly that you're Jewish but inwardly you're a child of Abraham through faith in Jesus Christ and Scripture says that Abraham's descendants inherit the world it is the wicked who are uprooted and so God tells us the shape of human history here's what I'm gonna do in human history here are the promises here are the principles but I wanted to make this point today is this very short message as we have Chile waiting in there for us and everyone's chomping at the bit I want to make the point today that it is the promises of God that give us hope in our evangelism and our whole and our perspective of the future just get that and you'll get the main point of what I wanted to communicate to you as your brother and pastor today it is the promises of God that are the anchor for our hope about the future now I know that walking in here every one of us would have affirmed that statements you know what he would have denied that it seems simple enough right the promises of God are the anchor they're the the foundation of our hope for the future but I want to make the specific point about evangelism and ultimately the outcome of our evangelism to the world that the world is won by Jesus he has victory over the world and no matter what we see in the days to come no matter how bad things are we know that God is sovereign and he's made promises now watch very important it doesn't mean and this is key this is key it doesn't mean that God doesn't have historical judgments in history scripture makes plain clear threats from God of nations that would violate his law nations that would disobey God they will be uprooted the wicked will be uprooted so it is possible none of us are promised the nation that we're in is ultimately gonna be the one that flourishes and grows there are historical judgments there's no promise that there isn't gonna be judgment and let me just say this plainly our nation is already under judgments clearly with the things that we love the things that we preach the things that we accept we are clearly already under the judgment of God our nation has clearly been turned over it was John Calvin right that said when God wants to judge a nation he gives them wicked rulers that's what we're at that's what we're at so there's no question judgments is here and there's no promise that this nation will ultimately make it through I pray for our nation and I pray for repentance and revival and reformation I pray for that I know that God is sovereign enough to accomplish it he can bring light where there is darkness he can raise the dead amen yes but there's nothing nothing coming from us that demands of God you come down from your throne and you do the bidding of our nation we may be judged as a nation but even if we are it doesn't mean that Christ is no longer on his throne or that God isn't gonna keep his promises amen he will keep his promises and what are some of those promises what are there's no way to do this in a comprehensive way today but some of those promises and I wanted to have anchor ones for us this is the future of the world here is what hope we have for evangelism as we gospel the world we tell the world God's gospel God's good news something you all know Genesis 22 17 Abraham's descendants would be as numerous as the what stars and the what that's a lot that's a lot the stars and the that's sands the descendants where did we ever get the idea that God's people are the minority in human history I'd say the stars and the sand of the seashore speaks of a very different story brothers and sisters we have a sovereign God who can absolutely accomplish it it did not look remember this it did not look the day of Jesus ascension like he was really the one with all authority it did not look like he was the king of Kings and Lord of Lords it did not mean he's raised from the dead so that was a big deal but in terms of in terms of the gathering in front of Jesus at the ascension of Jesus that should have been a global event right that everybody sees and like my goodness here is this amazing thing that was promised by God the ascension of Messiah seated on his throne to bring the redemption of his salvation all that to the ends of the earth but it's such a small crowd gathered before Jesus and Jesus says all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me therefore go make disciples of all the nations baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you it didn't look like he was the king of the world right where's the huge audience I mean there's there's there's Roman guards that like have more people with them than you've got it's your feet Jesus and you're the king of the entire world it didn't look like it but he was and he is king of kings and Lord of Lords he's God in human flesh crucified and raised and ascended and on his throne didn't matter if it looked like it he has all authority in heaven and on earth and the promise is stars and sands stars and sands that's a lot again that promise is made in Genesis 26 verse 4 and then Genesis 49 10 there's this amazing promise some translations use the word Shiloh Shiloh is coming and it says this to him shall be the obedience of the nations to him the Messiah should be the obedience of the nations now quick question did the apostles believe that that the obedience of the nations were going to be Christ just read the book of Romans just read it in Romans chapter 1 and 16 the book ends of that book Paul gives us this very promise and says that the purpose of all of it is to bring about the obedience of faith or the obedience that comes from faith among all the nations for the sake of his name that was the promise Genesis 49 10 the nations are coming to God they will obey Jesus and by the way that's what Jesus said to go get there's the Great Commission there's what Jesus said to go get rights all authority is mine heaven earth go make disciples all nations baptize them and teach them to obey me that's where history is going stars and sand and obedience of nations then of course you have the promise in Psalm 2 where the Father says to the Son ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance the very ends of the earth for possession your brothers and sisters make no mistake about it that's total the ends of the earth for your possession and of course this isn't mine dr. Greg Bahnson used to say this author we talked about that tax and it is powerful the Father says to the Son ask of me I'll give you nations for your inheritance the very ends of the earth for your possession dr.
"judge" Discussed on The J.R. Hoeft Show
"In battery technology to power automobiles. And so we're going to need electricity in order to charge those batteries. And so you need nuclear power to do that, because by far, in terms of base loading capacity, it's the nuclear reactor that provides that. And we've got one very large one on the James river at Surrey nuclear power plant. And then we've got Newport new shipbuilding a stone throw from where I am today that's actually building reactors cutting reactors open in order to transfer and change out nuclear fuel all the time. And we have nuclear ships that are down on the Elizabeth river that are defending our country in the United States Navy. And so, you know, I kind of personally heard the arguments regarding Cole's hill on the ancillary. I wasn't in a courtroom with you. Hearing the testimony of the subject matter experts. But I looked at it and from what I understood, is it would take a once in a lifetime extreme catastrophic event in order for tailings to even remotely get exposed or into the water stream to affect the surrounding community and potentially the water supply down here in Virginia Beach. Okay, that's all Jim half's opinion on this. I know you actually wrote the legal opinion and I read it. There are 28 pages. We're going to share it with folks. And you struggled with this. This was difficult because you took into account personal property rights and the rights of an individual to use their land as they seem fit versus the public good. And so enough of me pontificating, you go into your story here as to why why this decision was the right one for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the people of Virginia. You just made a pretty good closing argument there. I didn't remember you being in the courtroom, but it sounds like a pretty good argument. If you're really interested in what my thoughts are on this, I would encourage you to read that opinion because I put a lot of time into getting it saying exactly what I wanted to say. Because it was something that I struggled with and it's a good example of when, you know, as a judge, you just, your personal opinions don't have any bearing on anything you do. You can't. And I think Virginia judges do a particularly good job of making sure that they're based in their decisions just on what's in front of them and not personal biases or opinions. Obviously, everyone has their own personal opinions about things. You just have to put it aside. This is one case where I definitely had to..
"judge" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Hi there, judge The meeting on the first time caller. I I enjoy speaking. Do you know what about President Obama? He had an opportunity to do something needed absolutely nothing. That's true. In fact, if you recall it was President Obama, who released those five Taliban prisoners for that dirtbag deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Okay. It was subsequently convicted, and Obama said that he traded those five Taliban the worst of the worst. It was right at the end for an American because we can't leave Americans behind, you know, but Bowe Bergdahl Was he was a He was a wall And as far as everyone is concerned, he did something that he was prosecuted for. But the the the result of that story is that the guy that he returned one of those five is now the head of the terrorists in Afghanistan. I don't recall his name, and I can't say it. But there is a direct link between the Taliban today and by an Obama letting out those worse than the worst from Gitmo. I mean, the two of them. They do it because they their philosophy and their philosophical ideological beliefs are totally contrary to what you and I think. Look, if we've got a terrorist, forget terrorists. If you've got a killer in your neighborhood, don't you think that person should be in Jail. While Obama wants to release him to show he's a great guy. Biden let the Taliban release Isis and they keep telling us. You know, Carol, they keep saying the Taliban is going to fight Isis and all this nonsense. Will the Taliban let Isis in with its suicide bomber that killed 13 servicemen? And by the way, if the Taliban and Isis hate each other? Why did the Taliban let the Isis prisoners Out of jail when we gave them the Bagram Air Force base. I mean, this is just it's un American. Uh, you know what? I'm tired of being politically correct. They're liars. They're un American. They leave Americans behind and it's part of their philosophy. And here's my last. It's a great question. Carol. I can go on with this. Here's my last connection. Uh, to the Biden and Obama. The same people who worked for Obama are now working for Biden. So Jake Sullivan worked for Obama. Uh, Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State worked for Obama. You've got obviously Biden himself. You've got the generals. It is. It's the same crew. They're all in there. Susan Rice work for Obama. She's working for Biden it the same key people who are deciding our foreign policy are people who worked for Obama. If I didn't know any better, I'd think Obama was. You know the guy calling the shots right now, Because this guy Biden is incapable. I mean, the way he turns around and bobbles away. I want to help the guy walk. I mean, you can't even walk. The flight of stairs and and it's not something that that to be mean about, but But the man, it doesn't have the capacity, the energy, the bigger the vitality that's necessary to be the commander in chief, And that's evidenced by the fact that there was no thought that was put into the the exit from Afghanistan. And he says, Well, you know, this is all Donald Trump's fault. You fool. You can't even shine Donald Trump's shoes. You know, it's Joe Biden saying it's all Donald Trump's fault. Well, you know what? You're the one who watch the Taliban literally take over Afghanistan and grow. The map just gets redder and redder as they take over more and more. Uh, a property many white uh, That's kind of a long answer. But it gave me a chance to tell you what a mess we're in, Uh, John from Bergen County. Are you there? Welcome to 77. W. ABC. Thank you, Judge. Lifetime Tri State residents and honor to speak with your party career most of your life and it's been so impressive. I just wanted to comment on what you just said about if you didn't know any better. You think Obama was running the country? Um, someone hurt his attack right before the South Carolina primary, where they got the entire Democratic party to support go and get behind him, And then they made their run. Find out who created their tax and the South Carolina primary and you'll know who's running this country. There's an easy soup and Rice is in the White House. And it is because she's a directly is not to Obama, who I truly believe is running this country. Um, I just wanted to get your feedback on that. It's a pleasure and an honor to speak to you. Thank you. It's my pleasure that you called in. I I love hearing from everybody. You know that I get more excitement hearing from you guys. But is it Obama? Um, I'm you know, Look, it's a crystal ball question. Do I think so, In my heart of hearts? Absolutely. But it's not just Susan Rice. I mean, who did Obama think was the greatest attorney general? And I remember him making a comment about Kamala Harris when he was president. You know, she's the greatest attorney general. And she ain't bad looking or something like that. And I and I remember saying to myself, I'll bet Michelle too happy with that one. And here we are. Kamala Harris, who got like it couldn't even get through the presidential primaries. Is now the vice president of the United States. The Kapler in chief. I mean, the woman is so in act. I mean, Americans have to be outraged that these two are running the country. But of course, John. Your question, you know is are they running the country? I don't know. I don't know that they're capable. All I know is that when Joe Biden goes back and says, you know, they're going to yell at me or Rod I've been told to call on you first. Are you a food? Are you a fool? You let people who work for you as a president of the United States Tell you who to call. And of course, it's NBC. First because they'll be easy on you. I mean, it's an outrage. And you know what? I want to throw one more thing in here because I'm still angry about it. They left those service dogs in Afghanistan. And those dogs that were the lifeline for the servicemen and vice versa. They let them could they have put him on the plains? Absolutely. Those planes, half of them went back. Many of them went back hat empty, and they probably would have put him underneath the planes in their, uh, in their rub their carriages that they have with the dogs. I am disgusted with their inability to have any kind of affection or sensitivity or empathy. For those dogs. It's an outrage. And here's another one for you. Because I'm still mad about this all of these young soccer girls, all of the American women still there. The lawyers, the judges, all that. I don't see Michelle Obama with her hashtag bring our girls back, You know, Remember that when Boko Haram took the girls Hashtag bring our girls back. You know, Uh, Michelle Obama's not saying crap about that. And and Kamala Harris, the vice president. Oh, this is This is historic. She's a woman. These are women who don't care about women. They only care about politics. Where is the me too? Movement where all of them without these women who were going to be brought back to medieval times who are going to be stoned to death if someone thinks they went out without their husband. I mean, this is this is absolutely crazy. Uh, anyway, uh, as far as I'm concerned, it is. It is an absolute nightmare. And I am I am embarrassed that these people are are running the country anyway. Up here on the judge. Name Pirro Tunnel to Towers Foundation Sunday morning show. We're going to be speaking, We're going to switch gears a little bit. 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"And now they're saying Oh, you know, Israel is fighting back to heart. Wait a minute. That means what? What do you say to those people who claim it's a disproportionate response that you should be nicer when you're attacked. Judge, you know that we love you here and Israel and understand you take but I had to deal with so many holston question in the last 11 days in many interviews and well and won me over the interviewed with BBC international, I would ask the same question and my answer was to the ankle. So what do you propose? We have thousands of rockets flying into our cities. Have to sleep in the shelter with my daughter every night. So what you propose maybe lover an alternative. Maybe we'll have the you sending observers. The U. N will put a condemnation for Hamas. If you have another option toe offer us Stop the violence against that. We have open toe heel and she was silent because when you have violence against us and tell all your stuff, you have to act swiftly and that's what we did in certain and Uncertainly and you cannot speak about this proposal at what we did. Do we try to minimize the civilian casualties using our technology? We We told people that we were going to attack facilities. We knew the houses of you actually send leaflets and flyers. We're gonna we're gonna building. I mean, how polite is that? I mean, you know, I don't understand you believe time we've got them all sophisticated. So instead of leaflets we actually called and we have the technology to text them and we called everybody in the proximity. And we told them to move out that we were able to minimize their civilian casualties. Well, let me let me just end with Dandy Dan and, uh, Ambassador of From Israel to the U. N the role of social media. Apparently Tic tac video was encouraging violence against the Jews. Even yet, internationally. Are you familiar with the role now on Social media? Off young people, encouraging anti Semitism and violence against Jews. Yes, And I'm very worried about it. We we saw the the video's coming out from New York City's a Los Angeles. You know, we accept criticism and relocated demonstrate against these. Well, if you don't like us. But you cannot allow attacks against Jews in the streets of New York. He's outrageous. The police should arrest and convict those criminals. When I know those pictures, they was horrible. And I believe we should, you know. Exploded again both criminals and also think about the excitement in the social media. It became a platform for hate. Yes, Yes, well, Danny Dan and you know now we're left in the United States with Jews. It reminds me of my when I was DEA, all of the anti Semitism that I fought and the fight for hate crimes in the increasing penalties, which on I testified before Congress is well for increased penalties for hate crimes. It is. It's a sad commentary, but at the same time Um, you know, united States, uh, most of the United States stands firmly with with Israel and presidents come and go. But the relationship between the two countries eyes something that will withstand the passage of time. And so I thank you, Danny, Dannon and please stay in touch with us. Thank you. Thank you for your supposed judge in there. We appreciate everything you did in the last 11 days. Last year's welcome My pleasure on a big supporter. All right. That's Danny Dannon from Israel, the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, a good friend of very smart man. Now up here are next on the judge in Imperial Tunnel to Towers Foundation Sunday morning show from Israel to Albany. We delve into the latest scandal surrounding the infamous Cuomo family, the governor's.
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"My next guest served as Israel 17th permanent representative to the United Nations. He currently serves as chairman of the world. McCune He previously served as minister of science, Technology and Space and his deputy minister of defense for Israel. Let's welcome my good friend, Ambassador Danny Dan into the judge. Inning. Pirro Tunnel to Towers Foundation Sunday morning show Ambassador Thank you very much for joining me today. I must tell you I don't know how you feel, but I am I am sad for Israel that she has to constantly be in a position off being on edge to defend herself as a sovereign state because she never knows when a terrorist group like Hamas is going to attack. Judging me now, Thank you very much for having me. I want to thank you for the support during the last 11 days when we were under fire under attack. We appreciate that, and unfortunately we have a tough neighborhood And as you mentioned, we have a terrorist organization in our backyard and we have to deal with that. So every few years we have we have to do with that We have to. We stood our deterrence. And it is costly cause before us complete for the full Palestinian do that I have after you by Hamas in Gaza, and I think that today after we we achieved peace file. It is about time that the world leader will think about the future off Gazza because along calmness to continue and you know, I heard president by the things they would send funds. For the reconstruction of Gaza. It will go to the tunnel of it will go to the missiles and the rocket. It will not go for the reconstruction. Right, And that's that's exactly the problem. You know, the money that has gone supposedly to the Palestinians ends up in Mosses hands before that the Palestinian Authority and it's used for the tunnels and it's used to kill kill Israelis. I've never seen a people more determined. And to kill a neighbor of like the Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. And right now they could use this money to build schools and hospitals and housing. But they are they're rabid. And you know, there's never been a state of Palestine. I was just saying that in my opening statement, people in America you know, some of them don't understand, And they kind of like in the Palestinians to the victims. And, you know, the Israelis are now the supremacists. It's It's crazy, but they don't understand history. Why don't you tell us a little bit about Palestine? Is there ever been a Palestinian state? Absolutely not. And I want to remind you and the audience that if you speak about Gaza in 2000 and five, the government of the world decided to move out of Gaza. We actually took out all the Jewish communities or the military bases We evacuated. Gather completely and look what happened instead of all businesses are possible society Hamas to cover a radical Islamic terrorist organizations. And since then it became a habit for hotel with him where I want sending them a munition and technology and every few years that there are challenging our security, But there was no Palestinian state and you have the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, but it also is a very weak authority corrupted one. And I'm afraid that the comm Askin takeover, also the authority in the West Bank. Well, and and that's a problem and as a result of that, I mean, don't you look at President Biden now? Uh, I mean, clearly different from President Trump. That's not my question. My question is that you know, President Biden immediately. You know, he said, Well, Israel has a right to defend herself. And you know there should be a cease fire and then basically demanding that Bebe Netanyahu Sinus significant de escalation. I mean, were you surprised that the weaknesses it's pathetic ambivalence that Biden is showing toward our ally in the Middle East. In one end we appreciated the support received that the U. S. But on the other end, we didn't appreciate the calls for both sides to accept a cease fire. You don't have both sides. In this scenario, you have your strongest ally in the region. Writing that terrorist organization. Imagine that somebody will tell the U. S. After 9 11 a discord in both sides to the escalating situations. You know, when you fight terrorism, you have to support good against evil. And when I heard the announcers that Mr Bernie Sanders In this squad, said the boat in come out and stopping their corporate cooperation with Israel and I was ashamed. That was a shame for the American people. Because the Hamas organization supported Al Qaeda during 9 11, and I used the leaders in the U. S actually aligning themselves with Hamas. Yes, Openly. I'm speaking with Danny Dannon on Ambassador Israeli Ambassador to the U. N and Danny the important thing for people to understand. Is that with Israel, Um you know, the Iron Dome fortunately has protected Israel a great deal. But doesn't that iron don't need to be replenished And I know what you're talking about. With the you know, the the AOC they wanted to. They didn't want the replenishing it funds for the military aid to Israel. But the iron Dome. Are you confident that the United States will continue to support and fund the dome? I believe they will. And I will tell you why. I think that I won't don't save more Palestinian lives than Israeli life because God forbid the gold market would have attacked us that we have casualties who wouldn't sit idly by would retaliate. And then the numbers on the other side would have been much much, much higher. Those people who thinking about cutting aid and stopping the collaboration of the development of I want Tom think about the casualties not only on our side, but also on the other side. Right, right And speaking with Danny Dan. And how do you respond to a claim that always seems to be made because the Israelis are smarter, technologically militarily the claim of disproportionate response. You get attacked and I remember this during the Obama years, Obama said. You know something like I can't quote him exactly. But like enough is enough..
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"And we took all of two All adversity do the fear, factors and things that nature we came out here and we did our part I want members did their part. And and at the end of day. This is the thanks that we get right. He's sitting up here with a bunch of Anusha eating fries and things of that nature, right when he should be out here, your eyes. It s you need to work and stuff. And then every now and again he makes a cameo visit in the train station. I could tell you this judge. Shame on him. Shame on him and and at the end of the day, he's gonna have to live with this. But the treatment that we're getting and not just outside the work is the care that he's putting into this city with the ridership alone. He should be ashamed of yourself. You call yourself a man? That's just my personal opinion about him. Farmer. I agree with you, but I sometimes wonder if as a person like that is so egotistical that you know he thinks he's a great job, and I don't think it will ever bother him. I really don't. I think what we've got to do is we've got to get strong people like we had with Rudy Giuliani, who clean things up. Or even president. You know Donald Trump, Not one of those fibers, Uh, hacking attempts work, and you know Joe Biden's in 100 days, You know, he's the Blasio's Calderon is the same. I mean, they're the head of messes One mess after another, Whether it's a crime, Messer and environmental mess or the mess that we're having with in terms of the economy we're going into. We got an inflation going on. Now it's rearing its ugly head. And you know, Joe Biden's only in 100. Some days. It is frightening, but I gotta tell you, Robert Kelly GPS stations for the Transit Workers Union. We're grateful for everything you do. There is no question and you guys take a lot. You do everyone and not just guys, everybody who are on those trains. And we thank you. God bless you, and we hope you stay safe and thank you for coming on Judge Jeannine Pirro Tunnel to towers Sunday morning show. Thank you, Judge..
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"Now I want you to know that coming up. We're gonna have Robert Kelly, who's a vice president off stations Department for the Transit Workers Union. We're going to talk to him about what's going on in New York City and what's going on on the trains and in the tunnels, and it's pretty much a mess here. But I want to hear from you. So I want you to call 1 808 48 w A b c That's 1 808 48 92 2. All right, I you we got Tim from the Bronx. Tim. Welcome to W. ABC Sunday morning show. Right, Janine, and it's great talking to you on a Sunday morning and see what's happened that the whole world is coming down here. But people have to realize something. I hear so many people talk, but this is the most important thing to know. People who support legal immigration have rebuilt the Democratic Party into a left wing. Hard left, Take. No prison is not at all. And the thing is the Omar's the qualities. I don't find that to be cute it all that canaries in the coal mine. They're telling you what's going on now and what's common. So anybody who supports legal immigration? You have rebuilt the hard left Democratic Party, and that's why they win the popular vote in all the elections. We know they steal votes, but they also have AH, supermajority coming up soon got remember now California, New York They win with over 60% in presidential Large Texas only won by 50%. But now the pipeline the pipeline is this folks. If American people don't get behind our energy independence, they're gonna play with us, and you know what they're doing now, but it's exactly they're doing Memorial Day's coming up. People have gotten vaccinate people feeling better. They want to travel would go out and they're gonna look at the gas prices. You know what they're gonna do. They're gonna go back in the house and shut the windows and close the blinds again and when they see the prices of guests They're playing with your folks, and there's no one else. One thing also, get my credentials out. People disturbed about this country today as a young dude, I fought so hard back in the nineties to get Pappy can elected President, you would still be living in America. That man would have one. They went after him like a pit bull in a meat locker out. The truth is Tim that everything you say is accurate and where you are in a mess. We're in a real mess. The gas prices are going up. It's not just it's not just price gouging everyone. The gas prices are going up. So if you think about what they were when Donald Trump was president, what they are now it's over $4 a gallon in New York City now you know it was $2, you know, a few months back. And nothing has changed nothing other than Biden wanting to squeeze us off of natural gas. Make sure that we go to electric cars so that he and AOC and the rest of them are happy with their green new deal which terrorist jobs away from Americans, and I got a question to ask. What if I don't want an electric car on Lee 2% of Americans on electric cars? I don't like electric cars. And don't tell me I have to buy one, and now they're saying by 2035. Everybody's gotta have an electric car. You know what? I like my car, but what they're doing in the only option. We have to prevent them from continuing to squeeze us. Is 2022 in the elections in the in the mid terms we gotta change the house we got. We got the Senate right on edge. But we've gotta change the house anyway. Let's see Jerry from Passaic, New Jersey. Welcome the judge in the Imperial Tunnel to Towers Sunday morning show. It's always a pleasure to speak to you. I watch you every night. I have all three books I called last week and thank you different points of view. You know what? It's what it's like The guy that's running this country I'm gonna use in there. Now. If you would chase told you called screen, it's like 1/6 grader. Who basically had nothing..
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"And for those of you with Alexis Smart home speakers, you can tune in his well by simply saying Alexa. And who ordered the 77 W ABC skill and I always want to hear from you. You know that. Make sure to call the friends of the court hotline at 1 808 for a W A B. C. That's 1 808 for 8922 to the judge's verdict in our question of the week is coming up here in a few moments is well, but right now I want to introduce our guest. Stephen Moore is an economist. He is an individual who has written for the Wall Street Journal. The Heritage Foundation, Hey, is a nationally recognized expert in the area of economics. And we are thrilled to have him on the show today because Steve always makes things simple for me because I am not an economist by any sense of the word. S O. Steve. Welcome. Are you there? Steve Moore. Hi, Di Judge. Great to be with you. But thank you for taking time out of your day. I know economists. I think you explain this stuff. Really? Well, I was listening, dear. You know what you were saying about how Biden is borrowing so much money, And I think this is just common sense. It's just common sense, folks. You don't You don't need an economist for this. You we all know that This is going to bankrupt our country. Yeah, no household. No. No business could just borrow on Barrow and borrow. They come up with these fancy things, Judge like Have you heard about this one Modern monetary theory, which says we can borrow a barrel barrel barrel? I mean, it's a lot of craziness. And I'm here to tell you. I think that I do. I think the American people are kind of fed up with it. Frankly, any people that didn't sign up for this when when they voted for by tonight out there today that they thought they were getting a You know, the lunch bucket job will moderate Democrat but I don't see it so far. Well, not well, look, all you need to do is get Elsie's endorsement that he's more progressive than we ever thought he'd be. And they're tickled pink, but I gotta see blood. Let me go. Let me backtrack here for a minute. You know, with all of these government programs you're talking about, you know, child care for what is it two or three year olds and three and four year olds? And you know, I say to myself, you know, when I was a prosecutor, I used to deal with a lot of these situations. We have wick, which is women. Infinite Children. We have food stamps. We have all kinds of health care for Children. We have chipped. We have all these programs. Why all of a sudden? Is he now reinventing them if we already have them. Great question, And I think what happened? I think the story you're is that Biden met with a bunch of historians back about two months ago when he first came into office and then ask them, You know what? What does it take to be a great president? And, you know, historians, most of them are big liberals. And so they don't You gotta stop money. You gotta you gotta build big things and And you know, like FDR did, and by the way that didn't work out all that well, but the new deal in any case, so he thinks the more money he spends judge and the more money he Barrows from our kids and our grandkids and their grandkids, kids that somehow that's gonna make America prosperous and he's going to go down in history as being a great president. I wanted to tell you it's been tried in every country in the world that's been tried here in the United States. It is never worked this idea that you could just keep spending and borrowing and somehow magic things were gonna happen not and Trump, by the way, did the opposite. And he built one of the best economies we ever had. Yep. Yep. And you know, every time I hear them say, you know, the economy's looking up. It's looking up. I can't help but think about Donald Trump saying Next year is gonna be one of the best years. I mean, he was laying the foundation for it. And then it hurts, Joe. But you know what? I think it's Steve. You know what I think on this thing where now they want to have this day care and child care. And everybody gets care. You know, the government will take care of you from cradle to grave. I think that what they're doing is they're spreading it out to everybody. So that in addition to you know, the people who need it, you know who are in poverty. Who and I have no problem with it, You know, food, health care, food stamps, welfare housing, all that they want to make it available to everybody. So air Gets it and now it's not an entitled it's. It's an entitlement for the whole country, so who's going to complain about it? Except for the you know, except for our kids and wreck it. I mean, I think you make a very good point. And, incidentally, you know, we're talking about all these quote new programs that we've had this. We've had something a program called Head Start. You know that program right number for decades. You know, decades and they act was it and we've spent billions and billions and billions of dollars on that, By the way, the evidences Murky and whether had start really work so well. And I have to say I have that is a parent of three kids and two step kids. You know this idea that you know how the way we're gonna, you know, improve life in America is get these kids out of the hands of the of the unprofessional mothers and fathers and put him in daycare. I mean, come on, you know that these are the people can educate our 6th 18 year olds. And now they say, would let us get a hold of one or two and three and 45 years old. Now, look, I know a lot of people need daycare. And in this court, you know, but the idea that we're just gonna keep putting all of this money into the Into all of the social programs with no class. I think people know that that's that's a sham. Well, and the shame of it all is that they're going to raise taxes, and there's no way you know you keep saying that 1% you know, I'm that's six trillion. There's no way to get six trillion out of the 1% is there Good luck with that. I mean, First of all, there's not enough money. And then there's not enough. You know, Jeff Bezos and Zuckerberg's and Bloomberg's that the Rays all that much money, But the other point is, Look..
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"Before we go to break I want to take a phone call from Joseph from the Bronx. Hello, Joseph. Welcome to W. ABC Sunday morning. Well, we all know that the media is biased in favor and very tendentious with regard to left wing agendas. But when you look at the major media corporations whether the Viacom understand the Redstone Disney under Bob Iger, Comcast on the Brian Roberts What are all these men have in common? In addition to being liberals and Zionists, they're all Jews that I don't tolerate that kind of thing. What I'd like to hear from is James New York City, James headed New City. Sorry, New City. Talk to me, James. Why Judge? Pleasure to talk to you. Thank you couple things. Political adversaries of the Democratic Party. Beware of all the empty jail cells and the state now New York City in particular. And don't be kidding. Anyone. That petition James is out for herself were running for governor by going after Cuomo. Nothing else. They're all out for themselves. Well, you know what? She may be out for herself that you know what Didn't Cuomo go after the governor before him? It's the name of the game. But here Here's what we want. We know what this game is all about, James, But the bottom line is a tissue. James. If Tisha of the attorney general eyes interested in protecting us and giving us information, and I'm still not going to give her kudos yet until they begin a grand jury investigation, I'm not gonna I'm not gonna thank her yet. I'm not going to get involved with this thing yet until she puts the pedal to the metal, and I'm not sure that that's happening yet. But we'll we'll see where it goes. All right, Gary from the Bronx. Welcome to Sunday morning, Gary All right. And happy Valentine's Day there, you know? Yeah. Listen, this the timelines all this October November of 19. They knew the viruses and China. The Chinese government knew they were releasing people into Europe, Australia, United States all over the world who didn't fly out of yuan with the virus. So if they had the virus, Okay, They're culpable, too. This too. They have to be held accountable. Now let's fast forward. When the virus really hit. They start talking about it. In February of last year, people each other people kind of in shock. Remember, people are in shock. Just like 9 11. We shocked but people don't change. Remember that. You know what? We'll always remain, you know, wise when I'm united Don't talk with your Riley. Nonsense. The thing is the what you're saying. Gary Nursing homes work. That they were sending him back was because of the money. The money was going back. They wanted, but those people make money. They let the comforts they empty. The Javits any member Cuomo with press conference? Yeah, the president, the president sent the USS Comfort the Javits Center was open. He wanted to make sure those hospital beds were open and let's not. Let's not mistake the fact that he knew what he was doing on March 25th. Okay, because he had Matilda's law passed. Okay. It was an executive order wasn't a law that was passed, but he knew what he was doing. So what are you saying? Talk to me. I'm saying that because if you remember they wanted to run for president I call this station. I told they don't want him is a president because he's considered North Eastern level. They don't want him on the ticket. Knock off. That's a waste of time in conversation, okay? Politically. He was his lobbyist was strangling him. He sent those people back into those dozen homes. Everybody knows even teenage kids would know people with viruses. You don't put him back in the nursing home. You have to isolate people like that. Okay? And saying they're all crazy Trump leaving. They were praising Trump. I call talk radio. Don't fall for this. This is only temporary because they want him to send all the supplies they need there. They're going to turn on him like it. Listen, you let me finish. Well, you took a long time. What's the question? The question is, this whole thing is, is political incompetent. They're a bunch of freaks Don't go by Hollywood, immediate given freaks, the freaks giving each other awards. That's all that is. I agree with you. They were trying to puff this guy up yet always leadership. You got Miami and by the way, he's got to give that Emmy back anyway..
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"Or its sponsors. Fox News I'm tearing. McCue 10 GOP senators are asking to meet with President Biden. They say they've got a compromise plan for the stalled Covad relief bill. The White House reacts glad to hear from this letter that they're on board, but we need to learn a lot more about it. Right now. We're in a position where DeLay and inaction are the enemy of moving forward Jared Bernstein from the Council of Economic Advisors on Fox News Sunday reaction from a GOP lawmaker over the efficacy of the dorm investigation. Looking into the trump Russian Esta Gatien after a judge sentenced a former FBI lawyer to probation for altering aqui e Mail in the probe. I think they're John Durham. You have to really be looking at. Are you really going to bring any prosecutions in the District of Columbia? When you can't even get the presiding judge over the FISA court to prosecute someone and sentence someone that actually lied to that very court, California Congressman Devin Nunes on Fox. America is listening to boxing. But Judge Jenny Tuttle, the Tower's foundation Sunday morning show on 77 W A. B C. Now, here's Judge Janine Bureau and Welcome Back to the judge. You need Hero Tunnel to towers Sunday morning show Live in studio 77. W. A. B C. And for those with Alexis Smart homes, home speakers. You can tune in his well by simply saying Alexa enable the 77 w ABC skill and I want to hear from you Make sure to call the friends of the court hotline at 108 48 W A. B C. That's 1 808 for 89222. Now let's go to the to Your phone calls coming up right here. Let's go to, uh Randy from the West Village in New York. Randy Welcome to W A. B. C. Hi. I'd just like to say I'm a gay Republican. And I just loved your book. The Genie Machine by Richard Blais. Okay, thanks. It's him again. That's Guy's such a jerk. Hey, Brandi wanted to stop lying. Just say who you are, guys. Every week. This guy calls he changes his Navy's an idiot anyway, Paula from New Jersey. Welcome to W A. B C. Yes. Good morning charge. Good morning, Paula. I would like to know why, Um people haven't thought of this. You know, Govert a cronut. Cuomo is not stupid, And he's not senile. He goes by the science, so he knew that putting covert patients in nursing homes would definitely cause you know, tremendous disease. So the thing Is. It's very logical. It's.
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"She has the expert and run that she has to get to the bottom of this, But look, look at how corrupt it actually was. These are people that lied. Both face lied, saying they couldn't get the data. They had to process the data and they had to calculate it. They couldn't figure this that or that out. And the minute literally minutes after she exposed the number that she came up with minutes after the health Department was prepared to release their own numbers to try toe soften the blow against them. That's just prima facia evidence that they've been lying the whole time. The whole time, Judge I think you know the pandemic was unprecedented. And I think people would have been forgiving if governors or mayors of whoever acted in what they thought was the best interest and make mistakes along the way. People can forgive you for that. But when you dig your heels in when you bully others when you lie when you you just won't accept responsibility, you know Joe Borelli from Staten Island. It's interesting. It highlights difference between the political on the legal system. Where in politics I could forgive you if you know. If you if you're somewhat humble, but the legal system doesn't say if your humble if you violate the law, and everyone knew that those the nursing homes had co morbidity is they were weak and fragile to begin with. He issues a directive to put Koven infected people in those nursing homes. And then, as a continuation of this criminal scheme, he signs a log, giving the nursing home people. Hospital administrators immunity immunity. So they won't face justice so they won't face criminal or civil responsibility. Why would he do that? Joe Borelli from Staten Island? Why would he do that? Well, he would do that because he's a fundamentally bad person. I mean, finally, America is beginning to peel back the onion and and see that this guy is not the Emmy Award winning cool dude in the loose mood daughter's boyfriend lineup of craft quite frankly, that we were dealt with for a year. This is a guy who has some fundamental flaws. He was born on third, thinks he hit a triple and seemingly always has to overcompensate. It's true, but not for you know that the political success of one marry Oh, Cuomo, There would be no Andrew Cuomo. There would be no governor will be there. Be nothing there be a guy who sells stock or something somewhere. Right. I mean, that's that's just who he is. All right. Finally, America's and get past the charade. All right. And Joe The last thing before I let you go is not only can he not be recalled like Governor Newsome in California. There's no term limits to governor. So that's why last night on my show justice on Fox News I had on the chair of the Republican Party, Nick Langworthy, and I said, You guys must be smelling blood in the water. Because ain't nothing worse. Then taking our mothers and fathers and the seniors in our country when you know, and you're calling everyone else's science denier. You know the there you're putting them in jeopardy. Oh, sure that the GOP has a bench full of candidates that are eager to take on Andrew Cuomo. And I think next year is going to be a reckoning. And then Paris. I mean, I think the less is ready to come at him again as well. Rachel thinks this is guy not gonna have an easy election cycle next year. Not one bit all right, Joe Borelli from Staten Island who serves as the minority whip and is the current chairperson for the Committee on Fire and Emergency Management at the New York City Council. God bless Thanks.
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"All right, they are And if it think about it instead of the pipeline, which is carbon efficient on dear, are no emissions. They want the rail cars go through your country, Countryside, cities, towns, villages and barges. If that crude oil gets on barges, it's not for the United States. It's going to other countries, All right, and the environmental Disaster of the crude oil on the rail cards. Rail cards is a real problem, but they don't care about that, because they want us not to rely on crude oil anymore. And guess they want green energy and I got to tell you. I want to just read this to you that once we joined the Paris climate accord. As part of that green activism in the Paris climate accord that we didn't need to be a part of because you know, we already are beyond what is required in terms of carbon emissions and in terms of reduction of those missions, But in lessons in climate change the environment and how to protest Did you hear what I just said? How to protest will be compulsory subjects at all schools worldwide as part of the Paris climate Agreement under plans being developed for this year's U. N climate summit. All right, so teaching kids about the environment is one thing have at it. No problem. You're now going to teach our kids how to protest. This is where we're going. So I'm telling you, we've got Americans out of work. Illegals who are the deportation of criminals is being halted Police air being defunded people involved in Antifa are not seen as extremist. Uh, they're only seeing right wingers at the Capitol is extremists and they are, I agree, But I don't like the fact that people on the left and TIFA I don't see their faces on television every three seconds. I don't see them being referred to Was terrorist. They are when you try to burn down a federal courthouse. To me. That's pretty significant for a month, so we're not in a good place. But anyway, um Harry. Uh, let's go to Kevin from Babylon Long Island. Welcome to Sunday morning tunnel to towers, Kevin. Judge Denny. It's a privilege to speak with you before I get to the main point of my call was wondering if losses since Donald Trump donated his salary or in the back to the Treasury. I wanna know Joe Biden is going to do the same with his, and he's getting his payments from China again. Well, first of all, that is an absolutely great point. I must tell you. I mean, does anyone remember that Donald Trump decided to return to not take a salary? You know, Joe Biden. Look, you know, I'm not gonna go through it now because we're trying to be a unity unity of man. Unified America Now. I mean, you know Joe Biden. You know, it's all about building the Bidens back. Better. He talks about building America back better and let's build the Bidens back better, You know, I mean, who's under federal investigation? His brother's brother in law. I mean, it is, It is frightening, but America voted for them. So now we're stuck with trying to figure out you know how bad it's going to be, But it is. It's a great question and Steve from driving to Maryland, Steve, I like that. Hello, Judge High regard to the impeachment trial. Last night, My wife played a clip of house manager Swalwell stating that Congress and the Senate in particular were victims. In this case, yes, Majority Leader. Schumer says that the senators will decide the case. So in what Justice system are the victims jurors at the same time? You know what, Steve? I have very intelligent listeners. How consented ear's be on the jury of impeachment when they were victims that's called a non impartial juror. And as a judge, I used to throw them off the potential jury pool. Assume is that came out and the question is very, very relevant. And if the senators are complaining that they were victims of the riot, then how is it that they can possibly vote on the trial itself? It is a fundamental conflict. Ventress. Brilliant, brilliant on and okay. Joel from Manhattan. Welcome to the Sunday morning ton of the towers, Joel. Hi there. Listen. Joe Biden is someone who's reminiscent off sitting in a in the Oval Office and then, uh, eating an apple is Apple and then wondering a few seconds later. Oh, Where's the apple? Now? Regarding illegal immigration? You know how on earth is going to raise the minimum wage is $15 an hour and then at the same time, provide amnesty to illegals and more or less tear down the wall. All right, Joe from Manhattan. That is a great question. How's he going to do it? I didn't l C say. They'll just print more money. I mean, I I seem to remember that. But you know it is fundamental. Everyone listening knows that you only have asthma, much money to pay your bills as the money that comes in. I don't care. You know if you got a big budget or a little budget, you know you've got a checkbook. You could only pay for this much food or you could only pay for that much you know for rent. Now we're paying for the illegals while 10.7 million Americans are out of work and it and it sickens me. And when Jen Psaki talks about we have to figure out what the root causes of of immigration are. I don't care what the root causes are. I mean, God bless him. They want to come here. They should come here like everyone else. Who comes here legally. Uh look, guys, let me explain this. This is all about Ah, numbers for the Democrat Party. You know, there's still not convinced that they've got America at totally and so they need to make sure that they get his many people as possible into the country. Otherwise, why bother with illegals, which is contrary to everything that America stands for it? You know the rule of law and not deporting illegals have been deported. Who've committed crimes? I mean, that's like you know what? You want to make things equal. How about Americans who committed crimes? Let's let them out of jail to you know, they're Americans. They're American citizens here in jail. Let me out of jail. You know, it's the same thing. This is crazy. Anyway. Last question, Uh, bill from Norwalk, Connecticut. Welcome to the Sunday morning tunnel to Towers show. Oh, my God, John. I just want to say that in my opinion, this election was stolen and I base it on the fact that I watched this campaign and I watched the rallies that the president was president. Uh, it was attended by tens of thousands of people each time and Biden could never get those mitts. Those that kind of reception. Well, you know what A lot of people are. A lot of people would agree with you. I mean, 10 cars beeping their horns don't compare to 25,000 people in the in the freezing cold, but you know, they've made a decision. We have to accept the decision. Now that Joe Biden is our president, and I've accepted it, We have to move forward. You know, 2022 is right around the block. All right, So there is 11 question here, Um Miguel from Newark, New Jersey. Welcome to Sunday morning. Yes. Good morning. I just wanted that. Thank you for having the Ed Mullins on last week on I have to draw his attention to twisted justice. And she now okay? All right. There's that idiot who keeps calling me. You know, guys, Everybody's got one of them. This guy, you know what? I'll tell you. What? Why don't you show up in a B C and tell me to my face you was you wimp, You piece of garbage. All right. So we let's take one more real question. Uh, love from Sam and Rockland County. Sam's Not there..
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"Now My next guest is co host of Fox and Friends weekend and a frequent guest for the highest rated morning show in America. That is the weekday edition of Fox and Friends. He's also Fox News senior political analyst. He's also served our country proud as an Army veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was also a guard at Guantanamo. He holds two bronze stars in a combat infantryman's badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pete Thanks so much for joining us. I know your time is short. But I want to thank you and get right to it. Are you there? My pleasure. Alright. I want everyone to know you're an airplane. An airport with four kids. I mean, it's got to be a real dream anyway, Pete, Uh, First of all, why were tens of thousands of National guard stationed in D? C wasn't necessary. Good question. Was it necessary? I think we saw you could make a a small argument. There was a deterrent effect, but it was a determinant of effect against what? There was no real credible, massive threat on the inauguration. There was a Two divisions worth of troops to guard a virtual inauguration and after their utility was done on January 20th. Two days later, we discarded into a into a parking garage, because, well, you know, they were really They're just for show to begin with, because if you had an insurrection, then you better have a force worthy of that, after the fact continue that narrative And then the ideological vetting. Hey, if you're trump supporters, can we really trust you? It's disgusting. What happened? And now we're hearing there'll be thousands more of the seven Maybe 10. Maybe 14,000 on residual on call. Month again. Well, you know, Pete Hegseth as a member of the Minnesota National Guard. I mean, this had to, you know, seeing those troops in the in a parking lot. I mean, in a parking garage with the lights on sleeping on top of each other. I mean, all of a sudden cove. It doesn't matter if you're in the military, exactly. You know, we've We've all slept in worse places in the military. That's not the issue. The issue is someone complained that you gotta leave the capital. You've been here too long. You can't use the bathrooms and you can't use up our hallways. You need to go out into the parking garage, which is an indicative of how some people actually feel about the military unless they're being used for their own political ends. And, of course, none of these National Guardsmen were called up to Portland or Seattle or Minneapolis, where a federal courthouse Pete Accent was under assault for a month. And what about the coronavirus? Are they doing anything? Are they testing them now? And final question? Seriously, I've been I've been in still in the guard. They're very serious about covert 19. But they're going to accomplish the mission. So if it requires on top of each other with masks that the mission comes first. Now they'll start testing and that will be a consequence of this. Wow, Who's to blame for the movement of them is a Capitol police. Uh what? What do you think? What I hear from a very well placed sources that somebody complained either a member or a staff member that the guard were sleeping in the halls and we're in the capital and capital office buildings. So someone with Capitol police made the call to move them into a parking garage temporarily, which was quickly rectified. So it was a bad call by somebody based on a complex who would complain that you've got troops in the hallway? Who makes that complaint? I want to find out who that person is. Maybe we'll get to the bottom of that. But you know what it is, but my concern is how long will they be there? And is there really Red to justify it. I don't think there is well, you know what? I just think it's the visual Pete. You know that. It's a reminder to everyone in Washington and everyone who has a television set, uh, that you know, the Republicans are dangerous, and they may come back and riot. That's what it's all about. It's all about politics. And look, Pete. I know you're in a rush, I I love you for taking time out with us this morning. You can go through the security area of the airport, and I wish you much luck. Stay warm. Thank you, P dad said. All right, and everyone I want to go to your phone calls on. Let's go to Stephen from northern Westchester who wants to know about threat in disbarment. Yeah. Hi, Judge. Good morning. Good morning. These these threats that have been made against Rudy by these thieves, Socialist Communist snapped communist now in power. If they start to get traction, you think they're going to be emboldened enough to go after 2 17 attorneys generals who signed on to that suit. In regards to the Pennsylvania election problems. Well, I must tell you, Stephen. I mean, nothing surprises me. Would they be bold enough? Absolutely. Anybody can sue anybody. And you know what? This is the time when not the rules don't seem to matter anymore, You know, And it's almost a question of you know what side the judges on? I'm embarrassed to say, you know, all of the foundations of this country, everything from freedom of speech, freedom of religion seemed to be upside down the presumption of innocence. You know, I'm very worried. Which is why, you know, I've written several books. The last one don't lie to me, which is still available. And, you know Barnes, nobles books a million Amazon anywhere. You know the lies keep coming, and we don't seem to have the ability to get to get past them to the truth. And there's no consequences anymore. For people who tell lies. There are people like people in Portland that we were just talking about. So, uh, nothing would shock me Joel from Manhattan. Welcome to the Sunday Morning tunnel to Towers show. Yes, thank you, Judge Janine Question I have for you. What do you see as occurring in the future? We're a we going with this administration where we going in general? I think we're going left. We're going to green energy. Look, they're stopping oil, crude oil and gas..
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"And, of course, former press secretary to the campaign as well as deputy press secretary for the president of the United States. Okay, so let's go to some of your calls. Uh, Joel and Virginia Joel. Welcome to W. A B. C tunnel to towers is Judge Janine. What's your question? Morning. Good morning, Your Honor. Thank you. First of all, for being involved with a tunnel to Towers Foundation, which is so totally different and so totally opposite. What happened to our national guards. People who was thrown into a We're going to talk about that in the next segment. What happened to the National Guard and you don't have to thank me. You know what we should all thank everyone involved in tunnel to towers. They give people dignity. They give people with their lives on the line, the ability to be able to live a life without the stress off worrying about a house and how they're going to pay rent or mortgage. God bless all of them. It's a wonderful organization. So what's your question? Okay. I think he left us. All right. Elaine, from Wayne, New Jersey. How are you? Welcome to tunnel the towers. Good morning. I heard that fight in elected his son Hunter as an ambassador to Ukraine. Well, I don't know. Um This has to go through Senate confirmation. I wouldn't be surprised if he be recommended him for appointment as ambassador Ukraine, although maybe it's a joke, I don't know. I mean lives so farcical given that his son you know, with absolutely no background and no experience in oil or gas was able to, you know, go over there. Make what 80,000 month and then Biden goes over and threatens the government. We're not going to give you a billion dollars of American money unless you stop investigating. The company that his son worked for, But that's for another day as well. Um April from historian Queens. Welcome to Sunday morning. Good morning. Good morning, Judge. I'd like I'd like to exit question. What do you know about the new first lady? How? What type of influence? Do you think she'll be on the president? And, um Do you think that she's more left and she going to drag him that way? Or is she more, um, center And will she be able to tell him he might be a nice guy? But will she be able to tell him and being anchor? And tell him. No, That's not what you were. We want. April. That is a great question. And I think a lot of America wants to know what you know what Jill Biden is is all about. I mean, I don't know her. I know that she is a school teacher. Uh, that she is apparently, uh or or the party? I don't know. They're insisting that she be called the doctor. Uh, I don't know if middle school teachers should be called the doctor by the kids in school. Uh, it might, you know, mess up their heads a little bit, but that's another issue. Uh, you know, I'm hoping that she's a little more centrist. But you know, during the darkest days of the Biden campaign when he was you know, talking about, you know, rusty razors, hairs on his legs and all that stuff with corn pop and telling people to take Listen to the record player with their kids. I mean, she was right there with him kind of carrying him through. So I mean, you could look at her as you know what devoted wife or, you know, with someone who wants very much to be in the White House. I can only say good things and hope for good things from the first lady. We all do You know what she is now our first lady, he is the president. We can weaken, criticize their policies. But more than that we can't do. But thanks for the question. It's a great question. All right, Ralph. From New Jersey. I'm about to go to break in a second, but make it fast. Thank you, Judge for taking my call. Now, you said America lives the way I look at it is, um it's a bit down. You know the agenda and policy that he will push through the 1st 100 days. That's still things to us. An individual. It rubs you the wrong kind of way. On. He's doing things I've missed. You get that impression on doing things for all their own reasons. This is Obama all over again. Okay. All right. You you made the point. Very well. It's Obama all over again. America Last we remember Obama comes in, I believe is January 20th. He goes over to Cairo and apologizes for being ah, American or for what America does did on when you see Jen Psaki and a lot of the other people. These are all Obama people. It's like a rerun. The Obama administration. So it's a great question, and I think we're going to see a lot more of Obama's, you know, pulling the strings here, but I'm really now excited to tell you about a new company. You need to look into Mammoth nation. America's conservative discount.
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"The Sunday and morning tunnel to Towers Foundation Judge Janine chose so great to be back with you this morning. And obviously, you know, the calling number is 808 98 w A, b C or 848 w A B C. That's 808 489222. And I just want to finish up some thoughts on this idea of censorship and what's going on in this country today, Azi a continue to shut us down. I think that the fire is going to get bigger and bigger as people become angrier and angrier. I've got route from New Jersey wants to What talk about why we don't break up. Big tech. Go ahead, Ralph. Absolutely because it really called judged in and and by the way. Welcome back. Thank you. You have a healthy happy New year live long and fresh. Where all I wish for you which I continue Chocolate and flowers spoke. Thank you very much. The one, you know. Like the ones who are singing a song she have. Yeah, he's saying it's song for me. I love my listeners Now hit it, Ralph. What's the question? You know, you know, Judge, I don't know. Make the fatal Are, you know, Should we should have monopoly really be broken up because that that's we asked that question before you remember sex. That's it. That's exactly the issue. Ralph. That's it. They've got to be broken up. It's a monopoly and the Trump Department of Justice filed an antitrust against the big tech. To break them up. And we don't even know if the Biden administration is going to continue with that lawsuit. Remember Microsoft to remember, you know, a TNT and my bell and all that stuff. Things that are this big get broken up. They don't have a right. Listen. I said it earlier. Big Tech is bigger than the government. There are no rules. At least the government ostensibly has to follow certain rules, but they don't do it anyway. But now it is this'll blatant. If you're on the right, we're going to shut you down, and it's not the message. Don't kid yourself. It's the messenger. I had a I asked why the FBI and the DOJ wasn't looking into an issue. I forget what the issue was. My tweet was taken down within an hour. I had my girlfriend put the same tweet up on her Twitter freed and it spent up for weeks weeks. They're just monitoring me. So don't let him give you any nonsense about algorithms. They want to shut down conservative speech, and there is nothing more dangerous to a free country than shutting down speech. And because you all know what comes next. And by the way, let's talk for a minute about you know, Senator Josh Holly and I had a contract with Simon and Schuster and the name of his book was the tyranny of Big Tech. He was writing a book Simon and Schuster on and after the companies said, uh, that when Holly took a position in favor of the president The company said. Well, we don't like Senator Holly's rhetoric on challenging the electoral college, and it's a dangerous threat. True democracy and freedom and therefore we're not going to publish his book anymore. Say what? Who are you to decide what someone should or shouldn't say in their book. Now, as a judge, I'm going to tell you the answer. The answer. Is there the publisher they can do whatever they want. They're not required to allow anyone to publish a book. It's now it's contractual issue. You know, it's not a free speech issue. It's whether or not they're bound to publish the book, but that's what we're seeing. Why is it always people on the right who were getting, you know, shuttered down, So let's talk about what we want to talk about free speech day from New Jersey. Let's hear from you, Dave. Welcome to Judge Janine. You're saying the Coast vacation. Of the Braveheart, Donald Trump. There are laws. You and me, but not for them. We're in a very difficult situation right now in this country. I'm not sure anyone has the answer, but was seeing the tyranny coming in and controlling this country. The left The video, the big check. Trying to control All free speech and the laws in this country. Well, I think, Dave, you're right. And you know when you say the crucifix cation that's that's very interesting comment. What is happening is there is clearly a desecration of everything that our founding fathers intended. I mean, we saw it this summer with the riots and the terror down of business and de funding the police. On telling police to stand down. I mean, I'm right here in Manhattan, and, uh, you know, Macy's they tried to set Macy's on fire. They looted all the stores on Fifth Avenue. Nobody stopped them. They just pulled up the cars and looted everything. It's almost a so government, uh, especially in liberal cities like New York, Portland and Minneapolis. All those places they're basically saying, tear it down, tear it down, and there are people who actually hate this country. And they hate us even more. And that's the sad part. They hate us. And I think that what happened in Washington and I made it clear. I mean, you know where I come from a prosecutor I prosecuted. Crime was wrong. It was bullheaded. They didn't have a plan once they got in there Besides taking Selfies, what were they? What were they going to do? What was? What were they going to do? Get in there and take a picture. Put their feet on Nancy's test, You know, take a selfie identify themselves, Leave a fingerprint. Here, you know, Take a picture over there. Put it on Twitter. I mean, my gosh, A second grader could convict these people of crimes. But the sad part is that what got them to this point is seeing the refusal of government to respond to the fact that it's being done on the left there. Protesters with people on the right a rioters. Their businesses are being shuttered that this cove in thing they lock us down once and they want to lock us down again. This tremendous frustration in America..
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"Dominating the headlines Right now It's the perfect time for a verdict and you heard it here on talk Radio 77 w A. B. C. This is such Judge Jenny Tuttle, the Tower's foundation Sunday morning show Judge Jeannine Pirro. Now here's Judge, Janine Bureau. Well, this is not judged Indian bureau sitting in for Judge Janine of this Sunday morning. This cloudy dreary Sunday morning holding her gavel is Frank Marino. I'll be back at 1 A.m.. I'm on every morning from 1 A.m. 26 A. M. If you can't stay up that late and get up that early. I do hope you'll listen to the podcast. You can find the podcast just by searching the other side of midnight. That's a show where we go into the paranormal, The occult, the wacky. I tried to tell some funny stories and keep you entertained. Or you could just search Frank Morano because I said, I do this W ABC News Hour every morning from 5 to 6, where I bring you more news in one hour than the All News stations do all day with a little bit of commentary thrown in there, but one of the things when you're used to being on the radio for five or six hours every day. You kinda. It's a different world to only be on for an hour, So you throw out all these topics. It's throughout the course of five hours and then you hope people calling them and you started to run out of gas. A little, but you kind of can rely on the colors. But something strange has happened today because we've been thrown out a bunch of topics and the phones are jammed. So we're gonna try and go to everybody. And end this show in a manner that I like to call 15 seconds of fame, and if you don't get to be heard for these 15 seconds, you can also email me and Frank got Moreno at WNBC radio dot com. We'll go to my Facebook.
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"Where he said to the president on national television through Rachel Maddow on her show on MSNBC. These intelligence agencies have it's unwise. I'm paraphrasing here. It's unwise to alienate these intelligence agencies because they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you. Those two comments. The I comment of 1961, the Chuck Schumer comment of 2016, those should haunt every American 808 48 W A. B C. Let me say hello to Jerry and Hell's Kitchen, Jerry, you're on the Judge Jeannine Pirro Tunnel to towers Sunday morning show. Hey, Good morning. Uh, you know, I was listening to Curtis. Uh, Christmas day. I think it was a better Christmas Eve. Uh, day and because Bernie, I didn't hear Bernie's criticism of his mayoral run. What Curtis, At least if it wasn't once it was 10 times. Hey, said the fealty the bacon lettuce, tomato Jew, He emphasizing ju uh, a Ziff. There was that's Ah, you know, bad thing like Hey was saying I don't know what Jewish has to do with being against his mayoral run. And I've heard Curtis speak It events in Brooklyn at Jack Cry at Crown Heights, hey, was really engaging. And I don't take anything away from his support of the Jewish people. But that was really ugly and well, look, Thank thank thank you for the call. Jerry. I have to I have to break here. Let me just say this. I mean, we're all friends. I mean, and and anybody. You don't hear bust chops with one another on the radio. Those of the guys that were not friends with but said Curtis, may we're all we're all friends, So I mean, I think Curtis was just kind of busting chops. He was kind of being Playful and poking fun at the fact that Sid Rosenberg although he's Jewish is not exactly kosher, Believe me, believe me, said did not take it personally. And Justus. Curtis didn't take it personally, when I was kind of poking fun at him earlier. We're all friends, You know. I mean, I wouldn't take anything you hear on the radio about criticism of our colleagues. Too seriously. Hey, we'll continue with your calls Next 808 for 89222. I'm on Twitter as well at Frank Marino. That's Frank M o r a N. O b back at 1 a.m. today, But in the meantime, this is the judge Jeannine Pirro Tunnel to Towers Sunday morning show. I'm Frank Marino will be right back. Yeah. The news and talk.
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"Every one of these testing centers where you wait out in the cold in the cold and the rain and the wind and get sick while you're waiting in line to find out if you're sick or not every single one of these testing sites Should now be vaccination sites, every single one all 500 or so that we have in New York City, the drive through testing sites. All those air now drive to through vaccination sites because let's face it if you're if you're positive right now, the only thing you really know to do is stay away from people. No. If you're sick enough that you need to be hospitalized. You're gonna go to the hospital. But other than that, What is what is being positive really do for you. If we could turn all these vaccinations these testing sites into vaccination sites. Why Don't we do that today? Well, apparently, there's a reason for that New York's bureaucratic mumbo jumbo of a collection of laws put together by our state legislature. Has determined that you can't have community vaccination sites. So apparently the Legislature has to do that. They have to fix that. Or the governor will do like he does with everything else and fix that by executive order, because, as it stands now, you'll have to only get from through pharmacies and places like hospitals that needs to change today. Today and that idiotic bureaucratic hurdle and start vaccinating every single person that's online at these testing sites. Forget about testing. Move towards vaccination. And look, I don't wanna get in trouble here, but we get tested every week. You know it all radio station every single week. And I think that's fine. But how about next week? Instead of testing everybody? Once the vaccinations available once it's available to the essential workers like my colleagues and me and we are very essential. Make no mistake you have you have health care workers? You have police and then you have me. Yeah, Let's make next week Vaccination week. Have everybody get vaccinated. 808 48 w A. B. C. That's 808 48922 to want to hear your thoughts on how New York has failed in terms of vaccinations. Wanna hear your thoughts on Mayor de Blasio dancing fiddling while Rome is burning 808 48 w A. B. C. This is the judge Jeannine Pirro Tunnel to Towers Foundation Sunday morning show on Frank Marino sitting in for judgment. Your own..