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A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Did Centralization Cause the Base Blockchain Outage?
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Welcome to Carpe Consensus. I'm your host, Danny Nelson. The only surviving host after the apocalypse that is layoffs and or holiday breaks. This week we are joined by Sam Kessler, another wonderful reporter here at Coindesk, which is of course the network that brings you all these wonderful Coindesk podcasts. Sam, welcome to the show. Hey, Danny. Happy to be here. Awesome. And just a listener note, Ben will at some point in the future return. But not this week. This week we're going to be talking about outages, outages, outages, outages. The latest outage in crypto world is on the biggest blockchain or rather not the biggest blockchain but the most notable one of late. That's Coinbase's base. Earlier this week, I think it was on Tuesday, the base chain stopped producing blocks, which is a wonky way of saying that it stopped working because if you don't produce blocks in your blockchain, you're not adding anything to the chain. And if you're not adding anything to the chain, nothing's happening. So Sam, do we have any idea why nothing was happening on the base chain? So they say they being Coinbase, it's a little bit confusing Coinbase, the company created base, the blockchain. And there's always these divisions that they try to do to make it clear that the blockchain is not the company. But anyway, in this case, they said that they had a delay in block production due in part to our internal infrastructure requiring a refresh. Then they said the issue was identified and remediated and they did eventually get the chain back online. I think it was like 45 minutes altogether. In those 45 minutes, you can learn quite a lot just about how base is because Coinbase is making all this noise about, well, we're over here, base is over there. We're going to be influential within base, but we are not base. Well, someone is base and whoever that someone is had to do a manual refresh of the chain in their own words to make it work. And this reminds me of all the times that Solana has gone offline, which is one of its skills as a blockchain, just going dark. In those instances, what happens is in the discord, all the different people who run the infrastructure, because there isn't internal infrastructure, this is spread out across many different people in many different countries. These people come together and they organize usually with a Google doc and a lot of cursing, how to initiate a restart by basically moving their validators back to an earlier version of the software and hoping that it works without a hitch. From my understanding of what base said here, which isn't much, well, they had their infrastructure internally and they needed to unplug the router and plug it back in to make it work. Is that an oversimplification? So is it an oversimplification? A little bit, but I think it kind of does get to the main point that people started focusing on when this outage happened this week, which is that layer two products like base, like optimism, like arbitrum, like all these things that are trying to speed up transactions that still settle on Ethereum. These roll up chains, these layer twos are not equivalent to using Ethereum, the base network itself. It obviously is not a good look for a blockchain to go offline. But then when we look specifically at what a roll up chain is supposed to do, what a layer two chain is supposed to do, those are terms used to refer to what base is supposed to be. These networks are supposed to bundle up transactions from users and then send them to Ethereum. So they're separate networks, but they still settle transactions on Ethereum with ideally the same security guarantees that you'd get on Ethereum itself. This was an example of how, at least today, the promise of equivalence with Ethereum is not true. There's a lot that we can get into. Danny, what do you think? I don't know, like, I can't get over this idea that you have to practice what you preach and this whole world is all about decentralized infrastructure. Okay, well, maybe then if we're being purists, we shouldn't have a layer two. If the thing that you're building on is so fundamentally unusable, that you need to have a centralized solution on top of it to make it work, which is, I think, fair to say the core premise of all layer two networks, that being ETH is valuable, but it's also not useful and therefore we can be useful on top of its value. Well, it's a pretty big concession to say, use our thing that we will update. We will decide what the update is. We will push the update. And then if the update doesn't work, we're gonna roll it back and try something new. And maybe we'll tell you what it is. They haven't actually told us what it is, but they say internal infrastructure. This is happening inside, they're making the decisions. We don't know what those decisions are. And so to me, it just makes it not valuable as a platform to use. To give them a little bit, them being base and these other layer two networks, a little bit of the benefit of the doubt. They are very transparent in a sense, at least if you go into their developer docs, even though it's not in their marketing. They're transparent that they still use training wheels. And that's a term they use to refer to things like a centralized sequencer, for example, which is kind of the method that Coinbase, the company uses to propose blocks on base, the blockchain. Right now, base is centralized in that Coinbase is the only entity that is allowed to do this. It's the only one that runs the sequencer. It essentially is the sole entity responsible for bundling things up and passing them down to Ethereum. But there are things that are coming around the bend that will allow Coinbase to decentralize elements of its infrastructure like its sequencer. And the reason why they haven't been implemented according to Coinbase and all of these layer two networks that still have specifically centralized sequencers is just that there's security risks today to implementing that kind of functionality. There's more outages that we might see because of the state of that technology. So in the long term, they are going to decentralize, but they haven't done so yet. It's not just about these, in this case, these sequencers that I'm talking about, the fact that Coinbase infrastructure in the case of base is the only entity running the base blockchain. There's so many other things that you can look at under the hood that in my mind is way more compromising to the integrity of these systems than just the fact that they can go offline. So you're saying that the trading wheels are fundamentally a flaw. I wouldn't say that they're fundamentally a flaw. I would say that they exist. And that's just the reality of how the systems work today is they have, they're called training wheels. You eventually take them off. So today, if you look at these systems, if you want to say, hey, use layer twos, they're cheaper, they're faster, and they're equivalent to using Ethereum. It's just like using Ethereum, except it's just better in all of these different user experience ways. That would be a false statement. And that is the statement that you often see reflected in the marketing from base optimism, Arbitrum and so on. So that is true. That is a flaw. But if they do hope to live up to that marketing, these training wheels are necessary. So yes, they're a flaw, but if they go away, it doesn't mean they're fundamentally destroying the entire premise upon which these things are built.
Fresh "Kessler" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Top 5 Worst Fictional Medical Professionals W/ Maff
"The question is, do I have a God complex? Dr. Kessler says yes. Which makes me wonder if this lawyer has any idea as to the kind of grades one has to receive in college to be accepted at a top medical school. If you have the vaguest clue as to how talented someone has to be to lead a surgical team, I have an M .D. from Harvard. I am board certified in cardiothoracic medicine and trauma surgery. I have been awarded citations from seven different medical boards in New England. And I am never, ever sick at sea. So I ask you, when someone goes into that chapel and they fall on their knees and they pray to God that their wife doesn't miscarry, or that their daughter doesn't bleed to death, or that their mother doesn't suffer acute neural trauma from post -operative shock, who do you think they're praying to? Now, you go ahead and read your Bible, Dennis. And you go to your church, and with any luck you might win the annual raffle. But if you're looking for God, he was in operating room number two on November 17th, and he doesn't like to be second -guessed. You ask me if I have a God complex? Let me tell you something. I am God. I am from beyond. Listen, and all you desire will be yours. Welcome to Spider -Dan and the Secret Wars. Prepare for prattle. Welcome to Prattle World. I am your host, the ever -amazing, ever -spectacular Spider -Dan. And in this podcast, I spotlight entertainment's best -kept secrets that a mainstream audience may find boring. And welcome to Secret Bore Stories, where I invite guests to count down a personal top -five list in high -fidelity fashion. And this podcast is a special request from the main man himself, Derek Esoterik. The music maestro has requested a very special podcast, and I've got a very special guest returning. The main inspiration for Derek's music, as we know, has been the most popular podcast I've had this year, funnily enough, with the guest that is joining me today. And it is everyone's favorite milkman. It's Maf, and he's back to list a top five. And I've got a top five, too, and many, many, many other people have a top five after asking this question. I'm going to have to read out all these comments, so many. I really appreciate all the comments, don't get me wrong, but there's a lot this week. So maybe next time I might have to start saying, guys, I love all your comments, but I'm not going to use all of them. But Maf, welcome back to another podcast and to Prattle World. How are you doing? Not too bad. Thank you very much for having me back. I remember when you actually mentioned this to me, you said, shall we do Doctors? And I went, Doctor, no. Yeah, you could have one as well if you want. Yeah, it's funny because you start trying to think through stuff, and I wanted to not go down the mainstream of what the comments were. And that's when we start delving a bit deeper. There's some that I've actually marked down that I'm going to have to go back and watch these films for some of the ones that I haven't picked, but I've got some honorable mentions. But there's some evil bastards out there, really. There is. Did you know, Maf, that again, I've not mentioned it, but we are doing, we are listing, if you've not looked at the title, you've not looked at the social media, you won't know that we're covering the top five worst fictional medical professionals. And this has been requested by Derek. He's like, get the doctors, get all the nurses. And there's only one person I want to play doctors and nurses with, Maf, and it's definitely you. We're going to get 10cc stats of a top five terrible, terrible medical people, healthcare professionals. We love the NHS. But, Maf, serious note, did you know that the healthcare or medical profession is where the most serial killers come from directly and also has the highest rate of murder in any given profession? That explains my list a lot, to be fair.
Fresh "Kessler" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Pay. The union representing screen actors remains on strike. Coming up after traffic and weather. More bragging rights for Dulles Airport. I'm Jeff Glabel. 908. Michael and Son's heating tune -up for only $59. Michael and Son! Traffic and weather on the 8th. Kessler Rita is in what's been a busy traffic center. It certainly has, and we also are having some crashes that are starting to happen now. So some later problems, especially on the Beltway. Thanks to college for letting us know about the wreck on the inner loop of the Beltway right at the St. Barnabas Road exit, the right lane is blocked with that crash. Your delays will continue after that headed toward 295 and the Woodrow Wilson bridge. We also have delays coming off of Route 50 headed on to both the outer loop and the inner loop. That inner loop delay will take you to 202. Now southbound 270 in the local lanes before 28 or West Montgomery Avenue. They cleared the crash off to the right side of the roadway out of the travel portion of the roadway so the lanes are now open in the local lanes but delays are from 370 then you're gonna slow from Falls Road headed on to the southbound spur onto the outer loop of the Beltway. outer The loop delay begins near old Georgetown Road and this takes you all the way to the American Legion Bridge. Your inner delays loop are out of Springfield headed into Annandale from 66 off and on making your way past the Dulles toll road. With your lanes open the team at the 495 express lanes wants you to know to save time you can hop in the express lanes now. Now on the eastbound toll road you're still finding some delays through rest and the good news is that the we earlier had after wreck Wheely Avenue has been cleared so those things are starting to come back to normal there. In Virginia westbound 66 the ramp to Nutley Street the crash cleared those lanes are open also Northbound 17 after Poplar Road you were under police direction for that crash. Northbound 17 business at Lindell Lane and Solomon Drive was a report of a wreck. If you're in Maryland the northbound Pennsylvania Avenue crash after Dowerhouse Road had been off the road to the left. Watch out in case there's anything still left to at. look New Hampshire at Good Hope and Bonifant had been the scene of an earlier wreck. While in the district southbound Wisconsin Avenue Warren near Street was a report of a wreck and Georgia Avenue in Northwest near Longfellow Street that was reportedly a crash involving a pedestrian. Feeling embarrassed about your missing or damaged teeth cascades one full mouth dental implants may be the solution. To schedule your consultation call 866 -225 -SLEEP or go to decadesone .com I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic and here's 7news first alert meteorologist Eileen Whalen. Well after a relatively cool start temperatures are climbing in fact by lunchtime already going to be around 79 degrees keep in mind our average
A highlight from THE HASH: Mastercard, Binance to End Crypto Card Partnership; Why Meme Coin PEPE Is Tumbling
"Hey, everybody. Happy Friday. Welcome to The Hash. It's Coindesk TV. I'm Zach Seward. That's the show. We've got two special guest stars on the show today. Sam Kessler, the real Danny Nelson. Let's do this thing. How are you doing, guys? Doing well. It sounded like you were calling me the real Danny Nelson and I was confused. Well, yeah. That's a fake one. My bad. Anyway, forget all that nonsense. Let's talk about Binance. I'm starting this off today. Mastercard ends Binance card partnership in latest blow to crypto giant. A bit dramatic of a headline, I would say, by CNBC. I think this is certainly in line with the reputational risk that is associated with Binance right now and Mastercard acting on that reputational risk is saying, hey, we're not doing those cards in the Middle East and Latin America anymore. We don't want your name on our product. I think it stems from a lot of stuff going on with Binance that we've been documenting over these last few months as regulators worldwide. Kick the tires and understand if anything shady is going on, including US authorities. I'm going to toss this straight to Danny for his thoughts on this one. What do you think? Mastercard, Binance, breakup, does it matter? What do we think of this? Well, it certainly matters and I don't know the numbers of this deal, but let's pretend that I do for a second. Let's just think about it. If you want to stick with the business decisions that are making you money, I don't know in this environment how much money this was bringing in, right? How much revenue was being driven for Mastercard by this tie up with Binance? Then does that revenue make it worth the reputational risk of just being associated with Binance? The answer, regardless of the numbers, which I don't know, but will pretend to, obviously was no. I don't think that bodes well for any crypto payment device. You have to remember the way these cards generally work. You can't pay with Bitcoin from your Bitcoin wallet at a point of sale. What you can do is have it in some sort of vault, some sort of account where that can be drawn from by a credit card processor, such as Mastercard or Visa or another layer that feeds into them. Then they pay with dollars or euros or pesos or whatever at the point of sale. The merchant doesn't actually have to deal with the crypto and no cryptos going across Mastercard, Visa's networks, but the name Binance is still associated. That's just not good in the eyes of Mastercard to be associated. Sam, what's your take on this? Yeah, I think if you look at this from both ends, both from the Mastercard and Visa end, as well as from the Binance end, I think the best way to view this is in terms of reputation and marketing. As somebody like Danny, who does not know the exact numbers, my last recollection when I was trying to kind of learn about this stuff a while back was that this card thing was not actually a huge part of Binance's business, something in like the single digit percentage points in terms of its overall revenue, but it was a key way or seen as a key long -term way for Binance to recruit new users and to turn specifically Bitcoin and other virtual currencies into day -to -day payment methods, which is something that crypto has always kind of seen as its eventual golden goose and just hasn't come to happen. So when you look at this from a reputation and marketing standpoint in the Binance end, and then it's on like a crypto writ large, and I think the erosion of these partnership deals from Visa, Mastercard, and probably long -term with other companies and other cards, it's actually going to be a blow more towards the idea of crypto in general being a sort of payment method. I think it's less of just like a Binance, Mastercard, Visa thing, and the reputation of these assets as those sorts of payment methods is going to go away. Zach, what do you think? I don't know. I mean, I am long -term bullish on stable coins being used for payments in new and novel ways. But again, I think your point generally stands as it relates to like these cards, which I think historically these cards have been very overblown, right? There'd be like a lot of like, yeah, there's a Visa card attached to Coinbase or something. And I think a lot of it was just sort of very far again from the roots of crypto and probably ultimately not that impactful outside of just some initial euphoria of, oh, the big brands like us now. So now we get to see the flip side of that play out. And I think that's all well and good. But I will say, despite your proclamation, I think there is a bullish case for stable coins on these open blockchains being used at scale to do cross -border payments much more conveniently than these existing cards are configured to do. But I got to get Jen's take. I got to throw it to you. Well, I tried to use one of these cards, not the Binance one, and it has never worked. So I am, because of that experience, just not bullish on any of these credit card exchange partnerships. My money is still there. I should probably get it off at some point. I agree with all of you. I think from a business and PR perspective, MasterCard looked at what has been going on with finance, not only in the US, but in countries all over the world. They've exited Canada, they've exited the Netherlands. They are facing regulatory scrutiny in various different countries and just thought, you know, this probably isn't worth it. From MasterCard's point of view, they've been exploring Web3 too. You know, I think last month we heard that they had a bunch of partnerships for this Web3 music accelerator. They were recently talking about CBDCs, a consortium with Ripple and Fireblocks. And so I think they're starting to explore where their foothold is in the Web3 space and starting to realize that maybe it's not in these exchange partnerships. And Zach, to your note on the stable coins, you have turned me. I am also becoming very interested and bullish on stable coins as payments, especially after PayPal's PAI. Before the end of next week, I will say PAI USD properly. We have the PAI USD and then we have that new Shopify partnership with Solana's payment infrastructure where people are going to be able to use USDC. So I think the credit cards are out and the stable coins are in. And that is my hot take here. You are going to be sitting pretty when USDC pumps to $2 after these proclamations, my friend. Let's do this thing.
Fresh "Kessler" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Southbound DC 295 near Benning Road the crash reported to be in the center of the roadway with delays off of 50 in the B W Parkway Wisconsin Avenue northbound near Warren Street northwest a crash and westbound Michigan Avenue North at Capitol Street was a report of a wreck they've got something to talk about a new MCEDC podcast spotlighting how to grow your business in Montgomery County go to thinkmoco .com forward slash podcast to learn more I'm Rita Kessler WTOP traffic now your forecast from seven news first alert meteorologist to Brian Van de Graaf looking at like another nice day in fact several days strung together with sunshine and morning mild temperatures cool but in this spots and maybe some patchy
A highlight from THE HASH: Binance Reportedly Almost Closed U.S. Arm; GameStop Says Goodbye to Crypto Wallets
"This is the hash podcast. Stay informed with the latest on Bitcoin, ETH, the metaverse, web3 and more. All on the hash for your ears. You're listening to the Coindesk podcast network. Welcome to the hash, everybody. You're watching Coindesk TV. I'm Zach Seward. We got Wendy O. We got Sam Kessler. We got the news of the day to get to, and it is going to be fun. Let's do this thing. I'm starting us off. We're doing a quick update on Binance. According to a report in the information, Binance nearly shuttered its U .S. operations to protect its global bread and butter. Now, Binance is a top dog when it comes to crypto volumes globally, and they decided maybe at one point to cut off the U .S. to preserve the breadwinner of the global brand. According to the information, at least that was not able to be decided upon, and the Binance U .S. continues to pace. We'll talk about that one first, and then we'll shift gears and talk about some really interesting data about Binance still being quite operational in China despite an alleged crypto ban over there. Let's talk about the U .S. thing first, and then we'll shift gears over to China. Wendy, what do you think about this report from the information and what's being alleged here? Smart move, bad move? I don't blame them. Why would you stay somewhere where you are not treated best? A really good friend of mine, Mark Moss, always says, go where you are treated best. And I remembered that, and I still remember that today. Why would any crypto company want to continue to stay in the United States of America? All they seem to be doing is just wasting their money. I want to say that Ripple has spent over $200 million approximately on their lawsuit against the SCC. And that money could have been used not only to hire more people to build, to expand, but I do know that they have a very extensive educational fund that they do send out to different colleges or different communities to help people actually understand what blockchain technology is and about, you know, whatever. So I feel like a lot of people are just kind of tired. They're getting fed up. We're seeing a lot of companies move over to the Middle East and over to Asia. There's a lot of money flowing over there in the United States, not so much. And we're also seeing a lot of other companies create shops, set up shops in other countries, I want to say. And please correct me if I'm wrong. I want to say A16Z created something elsewhere, Coinbase and Gemini and all these other companies are establishing branches overseas because that's a lot more regulatory friendly. And I feel like the U .S. is kind of shooting themselves in the foot. I want to say there's some other reports coming out about how overleveraged we are monetary wise. And it just is not looking too terribly great here. And I'm also considering relocating as well, because if I can't work here in the U .S., if I can't do my crypto stuff, then what am I going to do? That's no fun. And also, I like to be able to be a content creator. And I don't know if I could do that in the U .S. anymore because we don't have any clear types of guidelines. I mean, if I can maybe chime in on this, I think whether or not it's a good thing for crypto, it certainly it seems like the intended outcome or one of the intended outcomes of you know, Gensler's crackdown on the industry, whether or not any of these cases or most of these cases have been settled yet, clearly it's having the intended effect of chasing business out of the United States. And I agree with you. I don't know why they would stay in the United States, because not only is it a huge headache, but as you know, recent reporting about, for example, Binance's huge China market has underscored the U .S. is not a huge market for Binance or for many of these other exchanges that are not primarily based in the United States. So I don't know why they'd stay here for that reason alone. And then one more thing that I thought was crazy about a lot of the stuff with this whole is just around the board meeting itself, where there was division within the company around what to do here. It's not like they were kind of wavering and CZ decided, okay, we're not going to do this after thinking he would, this being pulling out from the United States. There was a board vote and the head of the U .S. exchange decided that he didn't want to leave who chairs that board. And that's kind of what happened. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall of that meeting. Wendy, what do you think? Just really quickly before giving it over to Zach, like, I feel like Binance did the best that they could, like they were operating in the U .S., they had all these products and services. The U .S. is like, hey, we don't really want you to have these here. You can't do that. So when they were told that, they went ahead and left. And that was due to no regulatory clarity by the SEC or other public service. And in response to them, you know, kind of closing off the U .S. market, because I remember Binance, I used to trade on Binance. I loved it. It was a really great exchange. And then I want to say it was summer of 2020. They're like, okay, you have to KYC and if you're a U .S. citizen, you can't use it anymore. So they gradually push people off, but they did it in a very ethical way. And in response to that action from the SEC or whomever, they created Binance U .S., which had like five different trading pairs, and you can basically just buy, sell, and do limit orders. They didn't have anything, you know, they had a very bare exchange there, which they wanted to become as compliant as they could. And again, that still wasn't good enough for the U .S., which again, it should be very problematic. And I know that's not how the law works, but I wish that it did and they could just see all of the horrible choices that the SEC has made and Binance and other crypto asset companies have been doing their best to accommodate non -existing regulation. Zach? Yeah. A good segue to the other piece of Binance news that came out today by way of the Wall Street Journal. Something like 20 % of global volumes come from China. Now this is a surprise to some observers in crypto who say, hey, wait a minute, China has a crypto ban. A lot of informed observers, especially Emily Parker, who works at Coindesk and been sounding this alarm for a while. This is not an ironclad ban by any means, right? This is a very porous ban and crypto activity has been taking place in China, despite this alleged ban for a number of years. Now we get some fresh data from some reporting by way of the Wall Street Journal, suggesting that China really is a big part of the mix when it comes to the total trading volume that Binance sees on a daily basis. It's pretty crazy to see this breakdown and really speaks to the continued activity, interest and excitement that crypto finds in Asia relative to a more dour and gloomy picture here in the US specifically. You're seeing trade volume by country, China, South Korea are the top two. Let's talk about this report as well. Sam, I'll throw this your way. What do you think? I mean, there were some crazy things in this report and I'm glad you flagged Emily Parker. She has been sounding the alarm bell or whatever you want to call it, bell, on this for a while. This ban is not really a ban as with many of the things that we hear coming out of China, there are ways to get through them, VPNs are ubiquitous in the country. But anyway, some of the crazy things in this report, I mean, it was not just the number of, or the amount rather of cryptocurrency or the value of cryptocurrency that's traded on the platform. It was the number of wallets as well, or the number of users that Binance apparently has recorded as it's transacting there. I think it was close to a million, 900 ,000, I think is the number that's coming to my mind. Don't quote me on that, but it's something massive. The other thing that I thought was crazy about this too, is that it really does just highlight the opaqueness of Binance as a company. The fact that not only did we not realize that China, we being the general public, realized that China was a big customer of this platform, which makes sense. They didn't want to show us this for reasons, but not only did we not realize that it was a big customer, but apparently the biggest. That's just crazy. And it just shows you how little we still understand about Binance, like it or not. Wendy, what do you think? I've got friends that are very active in crypto and our builders do all kinds of really great stuff. And they are in China. And for the last couple of years, they said, no, it's not that crypto is really banned here. People are still using it. So I just feel like there's a big disconnect from what's actually happening and the news that we're presented in the United States. And again, that has nothing to do with Coindesk reporters. It has to do with more mainstream media news and some of the reports that they're giving out talking about what's going on in China. I feel like a lot of these reports are not necessarily accurate. And again, the only thing I do want to pick on you for with the wallet creations or having more using that number of wallet creations as active users, I don't feel like that's ever accurate. Like I always have at least like two to three accounts on different exchanges for different opposite reasons, for different positions that I'm opening and different types of trading styles I'm doing. So that's the only thing I want to say. But I do believe China has been playing 4D chess with us the entire time. They've kind of been silently doing things. Yes, that they're very controlling over what their people can and can't do. But at the end of the day, they're not going to let the U .S. outdo them when it comes to tech. And I just feel like America just keeps looking like a bigger and bigger laughing stock of the world at this time. Just want to put a finer point on what Sam said about Binance being a black box. Right. And I think that's very true and very remarkable feature of the crypto space that these open ledgers which provide unprecedented transparency toward financial matters still are largely sort of administered through these centralized exchanges, centralized companies that are the opposite of transparent, are very opaque. And it takes reporting such as this to reveal some of those details that otherwise aren't on chain, aren't visible to anyone who wants to look into it. So anyway, I just thought that was a good point, Sam. Shout out to you. Sir, the banks, the banks, traditional finance, you can't track cash. Anyways, I could talk about this all day long. Also opaque. Also opaque. Are they KYC -ing all over China? I mean, that's another question, too. All the users in China, like, is there a database somewhere in Binance? Because that goes to the account thing as well. Like, I didn't read closely enough, but I don't know if those were Binance accounts or if those were addresses, the 900 ,000 figure that apparently was the right number. I don't even know what that corresponds to. But if there's any number, there's probably a list somewhere. And if it were really illegal, you know, we know who has it. Anyway, it's just a really interesting story. Tis indeed. In the report itself, I will say it's noted as active users, whether or not that is an accurate representation, one to one, wallet to person. Hard to say. It's a level of nuance that sometimes doesn't make it into the final cut. Anyway, Wendy, you got the next story. Wendy and her 80 ,000 wallet addresses, the most random things ever. My CPA absolutely hates me. And if you guys need a CPA, you can use my. Anyways, we got to talk about this story because I don't like Worldcoin. And yes, I'm funding it live on the show. Coin goodness TV. OK, so the Kenyan government suspends Worldcoin activity on financial security and privacy concerns. And you know what? I don't blame them for doing that. This is one time when I do think the government should step in and protect their people. For the most part, I can protect myself. I can handle myself. I'm from the streets. But when we're talking about something like this, that is directly infringing on your privacy, like they're literally giving you 50 dollars for all your biometric data, which is really scary. Like, I don't know who these people are. If somebody was to walk up to me like, hey, Wendy, can I have one of your socks? I'd be like, heck, no, you can't. I wouldn't even let somebody look into my wallet or my purse. But anyways, Kenya suspended Worldcoin operations due to concerns about public safety and the integrity of financial transactions. The country's financial security and data protection services will investigate the legitimacy and data protection of the project. And then Kenya Interior Cabinet Secretary said any individual or legal entity found involved supporting aiding or abetting Worldcoin activity will face appropriate actions. Oh, wait. The number went down. Registered users were entitled to 25 free Worldcoin tokens worth about two dollars. You can't even buy it. You can't even go to McDonald's and use the value menu anymore for under two dollars or two dollars. Come on, man. No, no. The token is like the token is. Oh, I read that wrong. Wait. No, it says no registered users were entitled to twenty five free world. Well, I don't whatever. I don't care. It's still not enough for me. Go ahead. It's OK. I just looked up the price. Coin market cap says two dollars fifty cents per Worldcoin. So yeah, that's a sweet, sweet fifty dollar airdrop for your retinal scan. Full disclosure. I did this last week in Japan. I offered up my eyeballs to Sam Altman to get a world I .D. and I'm glad I did it. So you guys can fund this project all you want. But I'm ready for the future. My unique stuff is encoded. It's all encrypted. I think that there's a lot of craziness about this story because it is and has always been rather absurd that this is the security mechanism for preventing civil attacks on this network. I will say it's crazy, but you know what? I did it. So are you an investor now? So now do you have to disclose I'm a Worldcoin investor? I'm a Worldcoin whale. I'm just a I just I'm a respecter of the order. You know, I go up to the orb and I just I just have my world I .D. So don't worry about me. But I did it. I did it. I lived to tell it. You expect me to fud it. I can't believe I said fud. I never said it. But you expected that for me. I'm not actually going to do that this time around. I actually think that Worldcoin, despite all of the insane privacy issues and things that are glazed over, is a in many ways honest attempt at finding an application for crypto. And we've been asking for applications for the longest time. I mean, we do KYC with Binance. We do KYC with Coinbase. We give our face scans to our iPhones and we use those scans to log. It's just I do think that a lot of what Worldcoin is trying to do is, yes, 100 percent antithetical to the founding ethos of Bitcoin and Ethereum and a lot of these ecosystems. But that being said, I do think that it might be in a world where we're willing to give our identity to even a centralized platform in a lot of ways. I think it is kind of an iterative improvement on our existing identity apparatus. That being said, I do think it's fraught with a ton of issues. I think that the fact that they have this Worldcoin leads to this really weird, cynical incentive game where people not in the United States and not in the West are encouraged to give their eyeballs for $50. Even if it was $2, it can buy you a lot more in some places than it can in the United States. I think that's really cynical. I also think that they haven't thought about a lot of the potential abuses, not just in terms of the privacy, putting that all aside, but in terms of people buying your KYC or people pretending to be Worldcoin and scanning your retinas and using those for who knows what. I think there are a ton of things around the edges, but I don't think that Sam Altman is trying to harvest our eyeballs to make money because he's got a million other ways to make money off of AI, even though he apparently doesn't own much of it. This type of data is worth a lot. That's not something that is spoken about or talked about, but people's data like our search history, the biometric data, all of this stuff, anything that you can extract from a human is worth money and there's companies that are willing to buy this for a lot of money. So I would love to see the disclosures. Are they encrypted? I mean, yeah, that's the idea. They're using proofs and they're encrypting these things on device. So it's no less encrypted. I can't believe I'm defending anything in general. I'm going to save this and then when I see you, I'm going to be like, this is what you said.
Fresh "Kessler" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Blocked with a medical emergency, your delays begin on northbound 95 in Springfield headed past King Street then again from the Pentagon headed across the 14th Street Bridge 66 delays right now eastbound your slow point point through Manassas and from the Fairfax County Parkway headed toward Route 50. Looking to satisfy everyone in family your go to Silver Diner their new menu has everything from Creek stone black Angus steak burgers to 15 vegan entrees including dairy free shakes Silver Diner much more than a diner. I'm Rita Kessler KPOP traffic 7 News First Alert meteorologist Eileen Whalen we're getting ready for another warm -up today. Yeah, we really are Yesterday guys we got to 85 degrees forecasting 85 again today
Shocking Biden Corruption Exposed
"Welcome back to the ReliefFactor .com studio. I am your guest host, Carl Jackson, sitting in for Mike Gallagher. Guys, there's an audio clip. Before I get to the callers, and I do want to do a rundown of this story real quick, the latest Biden corruption we all knew about, but that is systematically being exposed by the Republicans. I do, I do have to give Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Ron Johnson credit for their work behind the scenes. The problem is we don't have enough people in Washington, DC like them. The same is true for the House. This is why I'm telling you it's going to be a generational fight. All right, we'll get into more details on that later. But R .F .K. Jr. said that a government that can censor its critics has license for every atrocity. Now, I'm not I don't want R .F .K. Jr. on the Republican ticket. There's an outcry for that because of his stance on the vaccines. R .F .K. Jr., I think I probably would agree with the guy 60 percent of the time. But R .F .K. Jr. to me appears to be a liberal as opposed to a leftist that hates this country. So this is why I would love to see him rise in the in the DNC if you make sure that that doesn't happen. But here's R .F .K. Jr. audio clip number seven Paul Favore, Eric. A government that can censor its critics has license for every atrocity. It is the beginning of totalitarianism. There's never been a time in history. When we look back and the guys who were censoring people were the good guys. All of us grew up reading Arthur Kessler, Robert Heinlein, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and they were all saying the same thing. Once you start censoring, you're on your way to dystopia and totalitarianism. I love this cut. This guy, this guy is a liberal. And here's the here's the fight that's that's ahead of us. This is why this is why you have to understand fighting against the left is it's going to be a major battle. We cannot lay down. Robert Kennedy, much like Trump, much like most Republicans, I would contend, believes in America. The Democrats that were on that committee yesterday do not.
Fresh "Kessler" from WTOP 24 Hour News
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Glenn Kessler Exposed Biden's Misleading Claim About the Deficit
"It's just not true. How untrue is it? Folks, Glenn Kessler, who's practically a communist at The Washington Post, which is a communist newspaper, you've got the radical left -wing Washington Post with a radical left -winger right here, Glenn Kessler. Even Glenn Kessler wrote a piece about this just a few months ago in April. Biden's misleading deficit claim earns him a bottomless Pinocchio. He didn't even get four Pinocchios. He got a bottomless Pinocchio because he just can't stop saying it. These guys have absolutely no call. Listen, I get it. Like I've said to you in the past, politicians lie. Republicans, Democrats. It bothers me, but it's just real real politics. Politicians lie. That's not what bothers me about Biden. What bothers me about Biden is he lies about everything all the time and when corrected repeatedly,
"kessler" Discussed on Career Relaunch
"Before we get to today's mental fuel, I wanted to thank brand yourself for supporting this episode of career relaunch. Brand yourself offer simple tools and services to help control what people find when they Google you to clean up, protect and improve how you look online, visit brand yourself dot com and use promo code relaunch to get 50% off a premium membership. This is the part of the show called mental fuel where I finished the show with a brief personal story related to one of the topics we covered today and wrap up with a simple challenge to help you move forward with your own career goals. So for today's mental fuel, I wanted to pick up on something Kessler mentioned about waiting for the right moment before making a big move in your career. And this got me thinking about the tension between immediately pursuing your new career path once you've identified it, although you may feel a bit underprepared versus waiting until you feel more prepared, but then wondering if you're actually burning valuable time. So I thought I'd just share an example of when I aired on the side of moving more hastily and another example of when I moved more patiently during my career transitions. So first up, the slightly hastier move. One of the first jobs I held after college when I was in my early 20s was as a health policy analyst at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.. And about two years into that job, I started to feel the itch to go back to graduate school after dropping out of medical school a couple years prior. Now for much of my life, I'd always assumed I'd do an advanced degree beyond the college degree. So it was never really a matter of whether to do it, but more of a question around which degree I would pursue. And pretty quickly, especially after really enjoying the work I did on a big corporate rebranding initiative at that firm, I landed on the idea of doing an MBA. I'd actually already taken my gmat before going to medical school because at the time I was already thinking about doing a dual MD MBA degree. So I applied right away. And after only three years of working at that consulting firm, I started my MBA, thinking that I'd err on the side of going sooner rather than later. I was in my late 20s, excited about getting my life moving in a new direction after the fallout from medical school. And I figured why keep continuing to do work in the space of health policy if it didn't feel like my calling. So staying longer just kind of felt like I'd be burning valuable time. So off I went to the University of Michigan, Ross school of business, which was the only school I applied to. And looking back on it, although I did have a really great couple of years there, if I'm really honest with myself, I feel like an additional year of work experience may have served me well. In terms of years of work experience, I was definitely on the lower end of the spectrum in my class of 420 students. And I think if I just waited one more year, I would have come equipped with more practical business experience, and I just feel like I would have been able to put some of the coursework into a more direct, clearer context. Now in the end, it didn't derail me or hurt me in any material, noticeable way. But I also think it would have helped to perhaps wait one more year and get a bit more professional experience under my belt before heading there at the age of 27. Okay, so that's an example of perhaps moving a bit too quickly. The other example I wanted to share was when I moved forward more patiently. While I was in business school, I'm pretty quickly decided I wanted to become a professional business coach one day. I didn't know exactly which domain of coaching. But the idea of helping others achieve their greatest potential really appealed to me. It seemed like the perfect blend of my long held interest in human psychology, combined with my newfound interest in business. But in connecting with a couple alumni about this idea of becoming a coach, similar to what Kessler experienced with her pastor, pretty much all of them discouraged me from pursuing this path right away. The clear message to me was that I was under qualified. And I needed to get more functional business experience myself before I could be in a position to credibly coach others. Which seems really obvious when I say it out loud right now. But at the time, my excitement in finally identifying my true career path kind of blinded me to the practicalities and realities of what it would take to get there in the most effective way. However, I did decide to take on their advice and spent the next 7 years working in marketing before I eventually took the leap, which ended up being one of the best decisions I made for my career because those years of working in the corporate world directly shaped how I do my work now. But at the same time, my former career chapter in the corporate world was definitely less enjoyable compared to my current career chapter as a self employed career consultant. Anyway, as you can see, there are always tradeoffs when moving more quickly and moving more slowly. Maybe if I'd started business school year later, I would have gotten more out of it. But who knows? As one of my former classmates in business school used to tell me whenever I went on one of my somewhat usual retrospective hypothetical, what if reflections on how my life could have been different? Maybe I would have gotten hit by a bus if I'd gone to business school later in my life. Who knows? However, in general, I have found that more patient, strategic moves in your career, tend to pay off in the long run, even if they may feel a bit time consuming or even painful in the short term. If you can bring yourself to take your time and think of your career as a marathon, instead of a sprint, you'll be a lot more effective once you do feel like you've done your time and can confidently make the leap into something new, fully equipped for the journey ahead. This takes me to a very well-known proverb, my father used to remind me of frequently that I definitely feel applies to career changes. The more haste, the less speed. So my challenge to you is to identify one initiative project or move in your career that you feel really eager to get done right away. Take a moment right now and reflect on what's at stake. And what would happen if you slowed down just a bit? Does it have to be done at this very moment? Or is it something that could wait, at least for a bit? What would that really cost you? And more importantly, how could slowing down actually benefit you and perhaps increase your ultimate chances of success? If you want to share your personal anecdote with me about something you feel really excited to do right now in your career, but have decided to put off for just a bit longer, I'd welcome you sharing your thoughts with me by sending me an email to Joseph at career relaunch dot net or leaving me a voicemail at career relaunch dot net slash 89, where you can also find a summary of my discussion with Kessler, learn more about her practice and find a few articles about how to manage anxiety in the midst of all the uncertainty facing the world at this moment in time. Again, that's career relaunch dot net slash 8 9. Thanks so much for being a part of the career relaunch community and a very special thanks again to Kessler, Pickford for sharing her story with us today from Maryland. This episode was mixed by Liam Mackenzie, our music was curated by Jonathan rinaldi poll, and the career relaunched theme song was written and performed by electrocardiogram. I'm Joseph Lu and I'll talk to you next
"kessler" Discussed on Career Relaunch
"Thing in life, I realized that I might not have a terribly high IQ, but I do have a high EQ. But that was just something that wasn't really valued by my family or at the time when I was growing up. I'm 53 by society either. I think it's got much more clout now. Than it did when I was younger. But I got to see myself, finally, as smart, capable, bright, gifted, and that's not to toot my own horn. It was just I could see myself in a different way. But I'd always wanted to. And I think finding your thing that you're really meant to do will bring that out for you. That's a really great point, Kessler, because I think sometimes when you're misplaced in the wrong profession, you can kind of mistakenly believe that you've got some issue and you're just not able to do the job as well as you could or you're just not there's something wrong with you because you're not feeling energized by it, but you could actually just be completely in the wrong role and just, yeah, not making the most of who you are and what you're meant to do. That's right. It's not a failure, it's a bad fit. You're not a failure. Absolutely. It's like playing the wrong sport. That's right. You just got to find the right fit. And that goes for relationships. It goes for careers. It goes for pair of pants. That's right. Here's the stuff to find the right fit. I'd love to wrap up Kessler with what you're focused on right now. And I know we've touched on this, but can you just explain a little bit more about the focus of your practice on anxiety and shame? And the kind of help that you're really excited about providing people that you work with. I have been a student of the concept of shame since I was about 20 when I first heard the word. And I really sort of built my life on first getting a hold of myself to be healed of my own shame and then who knew that it was going to turn into what I'd be giving people for the rest of my life in turn. And there's one thing that every single person I've seen from the beginning of my career as a psychotherapist that people have in common is shame. Some element of shame. And this is really been my focus is helping people come out of that. And being able to forgive themselves and just break free of that cage. Of shame. That is always something in the works for me. I can't let you go without actually asking you to maybe comment on this idea because I know before we hopped on this conversation, you actually shared an article in The Wall Street Journal with me that literally just came out before we recorded this and it came out in September 2022. And it was called the next pandemic anxiety over life itself. And you can imagine there are people out there who are probably listening to this. And maybe they're dealing with a lot of economic uncertainty because of the unreal levels of inflation that are hitting people right now. We've got the war in Ukraine. We've got a lot of economic volatility. We've still got the pandemic. That's still in our hands. If somebody's listening to this and they're either struggling with anxiety or they are struggling with shame, I am aware this is probably case by case basis, but do you have any broad suggestion? On where people can start to at least make some strides in managing that anxiety or managing the kind of shame that they're feeling. It's very hard to do on your own. I don't think we were meant to do it alone. I think these are the issues that we were meant to do in relationship. With help. Because if you could do it alone, you would have already remedy the situation, right? But I do think it's something we're meant to do through relationship. You know, make sure that you've got a therapist who is trained. And anxiety regulation because it is a grossly misunderstood issue. I think not only in the therapy world, but also in the medical world. So you really want to have someone who is well trained and how to manage that. Speaking of which, if there is someone out there who is listening to this and wants to learn more about the topic of shame or anxiety or find out more about the work you do as a psychotherapist for people struggling with these issues, where can they go? Well, thank you for asking. My website, which is my name, Kessler, bickford, BIC, KFO RD dot com. Well, we will be sure to capture that in the show notes, and I just wanted to thank you, Kessler for reconnecting with me, first of all, after all these years, telling us more about your life as a psychotherapist, your transition, from a very different industry into the world of psychotherapy and also just sharing some of your thoughts and insights on this topic of anxiety. So best of luck with your practice and also just thank you for all the work you're doing to assist your patients and all the people out there struggling with the challenges they're facing right now. Well, thank you, Joseph. It's been fun. So I hope you enjoyed
"kessler" Discussed on Career Relaunch
"Of therapists together. Okay. I can imagine, yeah. Yeah, I mean, how many jokes could we make up about that one? But therapists have all kinds of different modalities they use. There are tons of different ways to do therapy. And I had my own training compared to their training, you know, sometimes it clashes, sometimes it works. But for me, that was a little bit of a rub that we didn't have the same kinds of therapy we did. That becomes disagreement on how to do therapy and the best ways to do therapy and, you know, while you can learn from each other, it's nice to be around sort of more people are doing the same kind of therapy you're doing. And also your schedule is not your own when you work in a group. And neither is your rate, you know, it's set for you. So let's talk about your transition then, going from part of a group practice to branching off on your own to start your own solo practice, what was that like for you and maybe let's start off in the early days, but how did you think it was gonna go and then how did it actually go? It makes me remember when I first found you online, I thought, if I'm gonna go out on my own, I've got to have something that differentiates me from the other sea of therapists out there. So I found you online and I have this memory of sneaking out of the office going to sit in my car and having telephones. These secret telephone conversations with you. Recollections of that also. Yeah. Right. But you helped me prepare for my exit because you really helped me think through who I wanted to be in private practice. Yes, it was a business decision, but it was also very much of a philosophy. I was building with your help of who I wanted to be, how I wanted to be known. And really thinking through all that. So I really thank you, by the way. That you gave me that education before I stepped out on my own. It made it very much less impulsive and much more deliberate. That's great. I should probably say just full disclosure, we have worked together professionally before, where I guess, as you mentioned, when you were thinking about branching off on your own, you came to me and we talked a little bit about your branding and your positioning. And can you share a little bit about what was the best thing about branching off on your own? And what was the most challenging just in the early days? The scariest part was, oh my God, where am I going to get my clients from? Because they've kind of been fed to me. And my boss was very kind and said to me, you whomever you're seeing now, the clients we've given you now, you're welcome to take them with you if you'd like. So he was very generous in that way. But the nature of the therapy I do is short term work. So it doesn't take many weeks or months for patients to sort of graduate, if you will, from their therapy, which means I need other clients to be right on the heels to fill the space. So yes, I could take my old clients with me, but where were the new ones going to come from? That was a real nail biter for me. How do you go about finding the patients? It's kind of this ironic sort of system where if you're doing your job really well, I suppose. As a psychotherapist, it's the same thing in coaching. Your patient's not going to be your patient for very long, because they're going to get better. So kind of need this pipeline of patients and how do you go about doing that as a therapist? It is feast or famine. In the 5 years I've been on my own, I still haven't been able to crack the code of why are some months great and others are crickets? And I don't mean crickets. I mean, maybe four or 5, 6, 7 people, as opposed to 20. And it goes up, it goes down. It goes up that goes down. And I don't know the rhyme or reason. And I've spent a lot of time, I think driving myself crazy trying to find the why. And I think a lesson there has been for me, it does come back and, you know, when it's slow, use that time to rest. And just don't let the fear eat you up. That it's not going to come back. Yeah, that is an interesting point, because one of the questions I wanted to ask you, Kessler, was about your life as a psychotherapist. And many people were probably coming to you at their most desperate moments. I'm imagining. They're coming to you, you're dealing with issues related to anxiety. So you're dealing with people who are struggling a lot with something. And when they see you, they're probably really needing some serious help. How do you maintain your own psychology and your own stability through it all? Because you mentioned having, let's say, 20 patients at any one given time, I would imagine that somewhat emotionally and physically draining. Is that the case as a psychotherapist, do you feel the weight of the patients you're working with? Or do you just find a way to kind of separate yourself from that? I've always been really curious to hear about that. Straight from an actual psychotherapist. That hasn't been a struggle for me. Because when you have hope for a patient, when they are highly invested in themselves and have the want, the will to meet their goals, I don't worry about them because they've already decided they're going to walk this road and they're going to get to what they want. I did some crisis work when I was in grad school as part of my grad school work. And that was very different. That was very draining for me because
"kessler" Discussed on Career Relaunch
"The bombs for a while. I just didn't know where I belonged. I was really lost, but I knew I didn't want to settle. I didn't want to go into the corporate world just to check a box or have a job I didn't love. I knew that if I didn't love it, I was never going to be able to pull it off. So I just sort of bided my time until my purpose came to me. There are some quite very different roles in there. So you said Wrangler on a dude ranch and then eventually become a magazine editor. How did you go from the former to the latter and was that move, I'm just kind of reading between the lines here, but was it to try to maybe take more practical job on paper that kind of felt a little bit more stable or what was the motivation behind going into being a magazine editor? I think I really realized I wanted to be a writer. And I just had this light philosophy that even if you know there's something inside you that you're meant to do, if you touch it too soon, if you touch it when it's not time, you could ruin it. And what I mean by ruin it is if you're not ready and you try it, the danger is you come out with a story that you failed. And so this thing that you knew was inside you to do becomes this horrible story of failure. When the truth is, is it just wasn't time. So you've got to wait for the time to be right. And I think I was always just kind of waiting for it to be revealed to me what I really wanted to do. And then wait for the right time. Because they're different. They're two different things. Were you feeling like editorial work just wasn't doing it for you? How did you know that that wasn't going to be your long term professional calling? Because when I was in my early 20s, I'd say 22 23, I got the insight that I wanted to be a therapist. So I went to and I was like, wonderful, the purpose finally showed up. I can go for it, right? So I went to my pastor at the time. And I said to him, I asked for a meeting with him, and I said, I think my purpose has shown up. And he said, well, wonderful. What is it? And I said, well, as a therapist, he said, well, I would wait. And I said, what? You know, wait, why? And he said, well, you just want to make sure that you're ready for it. Emotionally, in maturity wise, and if you want to make sure it's time. And while at the time, I thought, well, the nerve of him to discourage effervescent excited young woman, I thought there's some wisdom there. So I thought, okay, well, I'm going to put it on the back burner. Being a therapist. And I'm going to go into the world of writing. And if the urge to become a therapist comes back, if it shows back up after a while, I'll pay attention to it then. But for now, I'm just going to let it kind of germinate. And for 12 years, I was in the magazine world, and it did come back. That feeling to go back and get a degree therapy and go into that part of me did come back. If you wouldn't mind diving into this concept of jumping into something too early, I think that could be interesting to talk about just because I know you mentioned your pastor had mentioned hey, don't do this right now. I've actually been given a similar advice myself when I was thinking about going into coaching one day. I remember coach, I spoke to. He said, don't do this yet. What do you think is behind these people's comments to dissuade people from jumping into their path of passion to quote unquote early? Like what would be the downside of that? Well, I think everything in life is motive. And I can't speak to what his motive was. But for me, it wasn't a malicious motive. It was a motive of making sure that I was ready. I needed to do some unfinished work in myself. And I needed to live more before I could really speak into someone else's life. And the truth is, the human brain isn't fully formed to your 24 25. And I was 22, 23. So I wasn't ready. I thought I was for looking back. I couldn't have done this the way I do it now. There wasn't a chance. So for me, it was really good advice. It wasn't pleasant advice. You know, it was tough advice to hear what he was right. What do you think that time as a magazine editor did for you or enabled you to do that you wouldn't have otherwise been able to pull off when you started to make that transition into a psychotherapy? People asked me that, well, what's the connection? And it's not a loose connection. It's a very strong connection because as a writer, you've got to have the ability to step out of someone else's story. When you're interviewing them in order to tell their story, you've got to remove yourself. So that you can fully hear them and fully take in their experience so that you're able to translate it onto paper. So there was so much training and listening and asking questions that lead to deeper and more information for me and removing myself from the equation. So that it can be their moment, not mine. That was really part of my training and becoming a therapist. Can we also talk a little bit about the transition itself because we're talking about two at least seemingly different professions, although I know you mentioned there's a very strong connection in the transferable skills that you developed. But can you just give a glimpse into what it was like to be working full time as an editor while also pursuing this new path of being trained and credentialed to become a psychotherapist? Well, I was the senior editor and so the managing editor who worked under me. He and I changed jobs, swap jobs so that he became the head of the magazine and I was the editor underneath of him. So I didn't have all that responsibility while I was going to graduate school, et cetera. And I think I did that for about a year. And then I went to school full time. And I had a tremendous gift from my mother who supported me at that time so that I could go to school full time and finish it as quickly as possible. Because I was 30 8. Is that considered kind of late? I think for me, it felt like because I felt like a late gloom. And I wanted to be able to get back into the job market as fast as I could. And I think a lot of people go back to school right from college into a graduate or PhD program. Let's shift gears here then, Kessler and let's talk about your entry into becoming a full-time psychotherapist. Coincidentally, it's not uncommon for me to cross paths with people who have been working in the corporate world, have realized that they would rather have a more people focused profession and they do start to consider things like psychotherapy or going into clinical psychology. How do you go from studying clinical psychology to then eventually working as a psychotherapist? Can you just explain what path you followed and how did you land in the practice that you landed in? I found a practice I wanted to work in. I did my research and identified a local practice of my hometown where I wanted to work. And I called them and I said, you know, I'm about to graduate, I'd like to come talk to you about if you have any openings or and the owner of the practice said, well, you're not fully licensed yet. I just can't take you on. Call me when you have your, you know, you're fully
"kessler" Discussed on Career Relaunch
"However, she began her career working for over a decade as an editor for Chesapeake Life magazine, which are two jobs she'll go on to explain aren't as different as they may seem on the surface. Now, Kessler and I have talked about her coming onto the show for quite some time and full disclosure, Kessler used to actually be a private client of mine way back in 2016. When she was in the midst of building her own independent psychotherapy practice, which you'll hear more about during our conversation. Although I was her personal branding coach at the time, I always remember coming out of each of our sessions having learned something myself from Kessler. So I thought she could share her insightful perspectives about career transitions with you too. You can get all the show notes from today's conversation at career relaunch dot net slash 89. Kessler spoke with me from Easton, Maryland. Hello, Kessler. It is good to talk with you again. Welcome to the career relaunch podcast. It is great to have you on the show. Thank you, Joseph. It's really fun to do this. First of all, before we get started, how's everything going with you? Are you doing okay? Yeah, life is good. Being a parent just like supersedes everything because you're happiness. It's like contingent on how your child is doing. I should probably say that you and I haven't spoken in a while. So this is actually going to be a little bit of a catch up for you and I also and I was wondering if we could just start by getting a sense of what's been keeping you busy right now in both your professional life and also your personal life. I am a wife and I am a mother of a ten year old boy. As well as a psychotherapist. So all that is always moving the speed of light. And at the same time, so it's the balancing act. It's settling into parenting and then it's settling into my professional life and there's a lot of sort of stop and start there. I'll bet I am also a parent and I can understand how it's really hard to have any stretch of time to do anything continuously. Let's take those one at a time. So you mentioned you're a psychotherapist. Can you just give a snapshot of what you do, what you focus on and what your approach is. With your help, I found my branding, my specialty is treating anxiety. And that is something I've studied extensively and have certification in, and so many other issues connect with anxiety. So while I'm helping people with anxiety, I'm also helping them with emotional issues and other things like that. Just so we're all kind of on the same page when you use the term anxiety in a clinical sense. Can you just explain in layperson's terms? What exactly do you mean by that? What are the types of people who you might typically see in your practice? There are four different really levels of anxiety and they're very different and some anxiety might not bother you, but as anxiety gets higher and higher and creeps up to sort of the second third and fourth level. It becomes harder to manage and certainly creates more sort of physical disruptions in your body and disruptions in your life and it really becomes pretty serious. So I'm helping people learn how to regulate anxiety that goes to a point where it's so high, it's affecting the cognitive ability as well as sort of creating a lot of physical symptoms too. We will probably get into more details into how you became a psychotherapist as we go along this conversation, but I also want to touch on the family life piece of it because as you mentioned you are a mother and that obviously plays into the balance between work and the rest of your life. Could you just give a snapshot of how you balance the two and how much one affects the other? It's kind of miraculous how much sometimes how I made a day go by when I look back on the day. But because I'm in private practice, I can set my own schedule. And that really allows me to tailor the time I need and carve that out for my son or family things. And then move my clients around that. So that's such a blessing of being in private practice of working for yourself is you have that kind of flexibility. And can put family first. Which is what I do. Before we go back in time to talk about your previous profession, what's it like having a ten year old son at home? Well, he's in fourth grade and he has just a ton of personality, he's very sweet, but someone once asked me how's motherhood? And I said, you know, there's nothing like having your own personality used against you. Right. Because he looks just like my husband, buddy, as my temperament. I see. I've always thought it might be interesting as someone who is a psychotherapist to think about your children and their temperament and their approach to life. It must obviously influence your perceptions of your child and also inform your approach to parenting. Would you say that's a fair statement? I think it is fair. And that doesn't mean it's a winning approach. Because I'm just human and I'm coming at it with my own fears and projections and the tricky thing is, is separating yourself from your child and realizing your two totally different people and how are you see something and feel about something is not the way they do? And this allows them to have their own experience, their own personality, separate from your own, but that is something that's, I think, hard for so many parents. It's just accepting your child for the personality that they have. That's different from yours. I can completely relate to that. You know, I've got a four coming up on 5 year old daughter and I do catch myself sometimes almost saying something along the lines of, well, when I was a kid, I just got to stop myself, but I can feel myself. I feel tempted to bring it up. Yeah. I know you haven't always been a psychotherapist. So I'd like to kind of switch gears and go back in time now. Would you mind just telling me what you were up to before, you entered the world of therapy? And I understand you spent quite a bit of time as an editor. Can you tell me a little bit about that chapter of your career and then we'll go forward from there. Yes, I was a magazine editor for 12 years. I worked for a regional magazine that covered the Chesapeake regions of Maryland and Virginia and Delaware. And it was a lifestyle magazine, and before that, you know, mama was a Rolling Stone here. I had a lot of different careers. I was a Wrangler on a dude ranch. I was cleaning lady for a little while. I
Washington Post's Glenn Kessler Was Wrong, Sen. Tom Cotton Was Right
"So what happened here Yet another example of why embarrassing humiliating human beings like Glenn Kessler from The Washington Post A guy who should be never received in polite public company again without laughter When you see him and he says hey I'm Glenn Kessler Get to see you should always laugh before shaking his head Don't tell him why you don't need to insult him in the laugh isn't up So Glenn Kessler is the alleged fact checker at The Washington Post that humiliating human being So back in March of 2021 Tom cotton had found this really pernicious little piece of this bill where the stimulus check bell checks we're going to go out to criminals and potentially the Boston bomber Remember the whole stimulus check thing during coronavirus where the cares act and these bills So Tom cotton who is a Republican senator from Arkansas that's a pretty good job He said listen there's a problem here The Senate figured out a problem with this cares act stuff We're going to send checks to terrorists in prison and people in jail That doesn't sound like a good thing So Tom cotton filed an amendment to exclude prisoners he tweeted like the Boston bomber sarnia from getting stimulus checks He said every Democrat voted however to send checks to prisoners and every Republican voted to stop prisoners from getting checks Tom cotton tweeted that up Well humiliation to humankind in this universe and that he owned other known universe of sentient beings Glenn Kessler had done a fact check And he said murderers undocumented immigrants hyped up claims about who's getting stimulus checks So just to be clear because we do facts and reason unlike Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post democracy dies in the darkness folks meanwhile The Washington Post turned the lights out Like years ago Kessler wrote this piece challenging Tom cotton Republican senator from Arkansas assertion that the Boston bomber Joker sarnia was going to get a stimulus check
"kessler" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"What does your conversation look like with a writer that calls you in October and is like Simon? I'm fucked. Long story short. I don't think I can keep doing this. I'm 19. I've learned that my Friends are going to college. I'm in France. I thought this was gonna be a lot more fun. I can even drink beer here. But yeah, I don't think I don't think I can do this. I can't even eat, I can't even eat more than a lettuce wedge. What should I do? How do you shepherd a kid that you think is talented that mentally is just cracking? Just can't do it. I actually had this same conversation probably yeah. I'm assuming you've had to have had it. Multiple times. I'm assuming, right? Because you look at a kid and you go, you could do this. And then you throw them in the element and it's just like the wheels start to come off. And that's when you start to know, okay. Yeah. You know, I had this conversation with a very tend to write a really good ride in Europe and then decided it wasn't for him after not spending that much time there in his first year. And my conversation team was I think you're going to regret it because you're 19 and you haven't given yourself the chance. You've only spent two months racing in Europe and now you've decided you're done. You know how many of you guys have seen like you when they get that now they get her job, they go to college, they get a family. And then when they're 35, they decide they're going to race masters now and they get to read the thing they missed out on, you know? Yeah, yeah. How many times have we seen that, right? It's brutal. And that is the amount of world championship stripes I see in the world is a bit sickening. But anyways, conversation for another day and probably over a beer and while I'm not on the record..
"kessler" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"I remember I got 13 and then I think I made 3000 for 13. So that was pretty good, you know? That's a good day, yeah. No, that's a good day in the office. And so one thing I want to kind of touch on is kind of going back is being a cycling coach and kind of not being known, I guess, more or less right away. But you've worked the talent that you've worked with. I'm assuming you worked with them before they were even designated fully talent, right? I never heard of Kevin until Kevin signed a DSM really. And so that means that somebody had to work with him before that. And so how do these people find you or how do they get in contact with you and I understand if there's some context stuff like it depends like also coached the late Jacqueline crawl when she was a junior and she was national champion. That was back in 2008. But Kevin is interesting story because his dad and I used to race together. Okay. And we raised in Belgium together back in the day. And in South Africa. And I started coaching Kevin when he was like 14 years old 1415 very young. And I've guided him until the world tour. He was a small break when he was at whole athlete. We had to be coached by them. But I was still his adviser. And then once you turned under 23, he asked me to coach him again. And then I helped him win die as best on the edge and the 20 three and he had a really good season with action that year. And then he ended up on the SSM Nadia saying they have like 5 full-time coaches. So once they're going to, but I'm still involved with Kevin from a distance. I don't coach him, but I still am there for him and advise him and talk to him. But from helping Kevin progress, I also ended up coaching guys on the locks team like Roy nickman. He really liked what I was doing with some of the other guys. Like I helped Brody and Ian, both when gold had tracked nationals when they were juniors Bernie McDonald. Yeah, yeah. And Ian already. And then Kyle chromey was unlucky..
"kessler" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"And check out WW pro dot com and also put the link in the description below. Other than that, let's go ahead and dive into this week's episode. What's going on guys, welcome back to another episode of coffee and van chett. My name is John croom, and this is Simon Kessler. Guys, I had the pleasure of meeting Simon. Via email, you know, he let me in on some of the athletes. Athletes that he's been coaching as well as some of these athletes who even come on this podcast, which is really cool. And I got to thinking, like, there's so many athletes that we know about that we get excited about and we get pumped on. And we don't really know who their coaches are. And I feel like the coaches are super humble and they hide hide behind hide behind the successes and really kind of keep it under wraps. So I wanted to bring Simon on just to get to know Simon as a person and as a coach. And so, yes, I'm in how you doing, man. Doing well, John, how are you doing? Great. Thanks for jumping on this early podcast. This is 8 a.m. for us, guys. So we're going to sound groggy. These are some of the first people we've talked to this morning. I don't know about Simon, but I like to sleep. And but I'm always up by like 6, so I'm up and moving. It's probably the same with you, man with coaching, right? Yeah, definitely plus I have a 5 year old and dogs and chickens. Yeah. Really. Yeah, yeah, no, fun times and I think too with coaching, right? I'm a coach as well. And so the first thing you want to do is obviously you work on your own and you kind of set your own schedule, but what I've noticed is when you set your own schedule, you try to get the work done as early as possible so you can just go about your day and do the other things you have to do that day, right? I totally relate, yeah. I mean, on a Monday, I'm offering up at 5. Thank you to all my clients trying to be done by lunchtime and then I can relax and do something else. Go for a ride, do something else, but yeah, so tell me a little bit about you. Like I said, you know, I got your I got your email and I did some baby research on you just like diving into Instagram, social media, but who are you and where do you find yourself in the sport of cycling or multi sport or whatever you coach and so on and so forth. Sure. So my background, I was born in South Africa, but my parents are European French and German. So I grew up in South Africa, racing on the track in the road, and I was multiple time national champion of South Africa. And when I was 18, I moved to France. My dad is French and I lived in Paris three years and I raced there was provincial champion there on the track and the road and also on the national team. Second in the fridge in France, yeah. Second in the French championships in the points race and the team pursuit. And then I was a sager on a French team..
"kessler" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"What's going on guys? Welcome back to another episode of coffee and van chats on the out of bounds network. My name is John croom. If you haven't already, please make sure you hit that subscribe button. Leave us a review as it really helps out a lot. Other than that, this is the last podcast before the new year, which I'm pretty stoked about where our episode. What is it 88? 89. Something like that now, so it's pretty exciting. So I'm really excited to have kept this going and honestly we just got so many more cool gas lined up in the new year and we're going to have a few few good ones that I already have scheduled, which I'm pretty excited about. But anyways, let's dive into this week's episode, and that is with Simon Kessler. Simon Kessler is an ex pro cyclist, which is now one of the highest level coaches that I've met. To date that works with some of the guys that have gone on to EF education, Israel startup nation. He's coach guys like Daryl, empty, Kevin Denmark, and many more. But.
"kessler" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"What's going on guys? Welcome back to another episode of coffee and van chats on the out of bounds and network. Guys, I'm so sorry about last week I was in Switzerland and yeah we had something recorded, but lost the audio and sure enough I wasn't able to upload. So again, please forgive me, but thank you guys for coming back this week. I got a last minute guest on the podcast and that is Cole Kessler, Cole Kessler is 18 years old. Yeah, super young, just signed with continental team, Israel startup nation, which is that under category team right below the Israel startup nation world tour team, so it's like the feeder team. To the world tour, which I actually thought he signed to the world tour, so you'd be ready to hear me make my mistake and talk about him signing to the world tour, but he did correct me pretty quick. But yeah, the way the media is kind of portrayed it. It made it sound like he kind of decided to world tour. But anyways, I got to get to know him how he got into writing. He's only been really riding a road bike for like a year, which is pretty insane to make the leap so quick. So he's already got world tour ambitions in the back of his mind in its wild. But anyways, I'll shut up. Let's go ahead and dive in and listen to this episode of coal. But first, let's hear a quick message from the sponsors and guys this week back for another episode is spot, spot is that active insurance that you need to cover your medical bills up to $20,000 each time that you get injured. It's about will cover your actual out of pocket costs. Instead of a fixed fee in a world where many people are under or uninsured with sky high deductible spot fills that gap that has sorely been lacking in the outdoor space. Spot has no deductible and is a monthly subscription can be canceled at any time. 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So we've been kind of spiking the food with the twists folks to kind of help him get some sleep and honestly it's helping speakers recovery. So huge shout out to those guys for creating a great product and it's a bunch of cyclists. So you're getting a product that you know is going to be safe and meant for you cyclists. So go check them out at twisted spoke, CBD dot com has twisted spoke, CBD dot com. Also sponsoring the episode this week is bike hardcore. Guys, I'm tired of seeing you with a dirty bike, so go to bicarb core dot com to get all your bike cleaning needs in chain lubricants and all that other good stuff. They even have this foam washer that's probably my favorite. So go to bicarb core dot com that's bike hardcore dot com and use code crew at checkout and get 10% off your first order. All right, let's go ahead and dive into this week's episode. What's going on guys? Welcome back to another episode of coffee and van jets on the out of bounds network. Sorry about last week. It was with Thanksgiving and me being in Switzerland, life was a bit hectic. But luckily this week, Cole has jumped on last minute, we are literally recording this, I don't know, like 6 hours before this releases. So that's pretty dope. We've never do that. But yeah, Cole, how are you doing? Thanks for jumping on last minute, dude. Thanks, man. I appreciate it. Thanks for having me. Yeah, so you've been in the news lately. You've been in the cycling media. You've just signed a big world tour contract. So tell us a bit about that, how that came about. Yeah, Israel startup nation. So we've had a few of the riders from Israel startup nation on the podcast, but now new signy coal. Yeah, so let's hear about how that came about. Yeah, so actually I'm on the Conti team. They have a squad. And I see also I signed it to your contract. Actually, the day that I did the world's time trial. Okay. So locked that in. So I was racing with really no pressure, which was really nice. But yeah, so I had a couple of good results. Nothing crazy in Europe, but I want a TT at Ronda valet, which is a stage race in France. And then I got second on GC in that race. And then I was like pretty consistent the entire time, you know, getting like top 20s in GC and everything. Had a couple bad crashes, but thankfully no broken bones. And yeah, one of the TT and yeah, just was lucky enough to have Roy nickman as my director, you know, he knows a lot of guys. So I was able to get a contract with a pretty good squad. So Roy Roy nicknamed the guy that set this up. Like for the most part. Yeah, well he knows gourd Frazier, which is our main director sportif. The party on the county team. And so yeah, he just opened the door for me. Got me the contact. And then we were talking for a while and then I got that good result. And then yeah. What's it like being 17 years old trying to work out a contract with a potential? Obviously, so you're not riding the world tour. So I'm sorry I was mistaken. But it's a development to go into the world tour. And so what's it like trying to talk to these directors for teeth when you're like 17 years old? Do they take you seriously? Yeah. I mean, they take you seriously for sure, but they also know that you're young and that you have a lot of room to grow. And especially for my particular case, this was my first year racing the red bike ever. So I didn't have much experience. What? Rewind. This is your first year racing your road bike? Yeah, this past year was my first year racing the road bike. Okay, so how did you get into even that then? So I was on the mountain bike, but nothing crazy actually. I wasn't doing any never even did any of the cups around the states. I just did naica, you know? High school league. And I came up through that and yeah, when COVID hit, I just wanted to get a bit better on the mountain bike, so I helped on the road bike. And kind of stupid, but I started doing 20 hour weeks, just and so I just was building this Mel racing at all. So I was just grinding out the hours doing like 20 to 30 hour weeks with my buddies around here. And then one of my Friends was on locks and yeah, I got on that squad after doing it Everest. And it was all up there uphill from there. I mean, literally, I see what you did there with the Everest thing. So you're 16, 17 years old, riding 20 plus hour a week, like, are you looking at a power meter? Are you looking at anything? Or are you just going out and puts it around? Are you coach? How are you going about all this? Because I'm seeing at least what I know because I work with Carmichael training systems. And what I know about American coaching and some coaching, I would recommend an athlete to do 20 plus hour weeks, depending on the athlete and what they're trying to do and their experience level and so on and so forth. But I do know that there's some coaches in that are really strict. Like when it comes to their training programs and they're like, 20 seconds on at this cadence, you know, a hundred RPMs, blah, blah, blah and they get like really in depth with these pyramids of training of like ride its own two for this long ride. It's own three for this long, you know? They get all weird about it. So were you just out puts it around like banging out 20 hour weeks or like what.
"kessler" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Kessler in the newsroom and perhaps, fittingly will start things off with Mr John Williams shot. So my bright side is where the Lincoln Park East Athletic ALS for our one and only stop along the way. What a nice staff they have here and which is so nice is spend a day with our listeners and walk through beautiful Chicago on the way to really having a great time. John. That's my bright cut. That's great. A great day outside nothing better than this transition to fall. Oh, yeah, Really. This is the loveliest time of year and by the way, they're busy here. I didn't want to be too loud or having too much fun because it's 123456 people getting physical therapy here at Athletico. You just stop online. Make an appointment to get a free pain assessment. They could have you out the door and no time. They have 525 locations and we've gone by a couple of them. So everything you said about that on the radio was super true. They've got a really nice staff here. Yeah, I got to say, also John, that Kris Bryant being back at Wrigley, maybe bitter, sweet, but Bright side to see him doing well with the team that's doing real. Well. Well, Everybody call Now This is a very side. I won't be part of it like I normally I'm all bow out. Now you take calls. John is long going to read the text messages. He is. Thanks, John. Enjoy the rest of your walk, my friend. Thanks, guys. Just in front of is it with you and I'll talk to everybody on Monday Have a great weekend. There's something you forgot And next. Alright, Laura, who got what I've got on the line, right? All right. We got 847 saying After five months of being unemployed, they finally.
Professional Triathlete Ashley Paulson Recalls Her Toughest Moments on the Run
"Now i feel like especially with you because you're so positive in happy and you're just as bundle of energy so obviously we hear about the highlight reel. A lot and yours is extensive between racing and personal staff. You just have this relentless positive optimism. But i want to hear about a tough time so to look back on all the races you've done. Ultras ironman marathons twenty nine. Oh twenty nine. Which ones do you remember as being really challenging for any given reason you they're all challenging in different ways obviously Just because there's a smile on my face doesn't mean not like hurting news. I was hurting from my one Because of what. I had done earlier that week But some of my struggles in races The one that really popped in my head when you said that and it was actually Quite an inspiring story for me. Now that i look back at it. It was when i was racing. Kona world championship Ironman in two thousand fifteen. I was having a miserable day. I was out there from the beginning. I got kicked in the face came out with a is that i couldn't even see Fact my coach at the time He told my husband wants he. So my is. He's like there's she's not going to finish she cannot see at all So my bike ride was really really ridiculously slow. And how might curium trained so hard. I'd actually earned my pro card at the time to race professionally. I embarrassed and Feeling horrible about where amount on the run. And i see somebody walking in front of me and The person in front of me I'm like gosh that girl. She looks like meredith kessler. But there's not a chance she's way up there she's out there and i just go back to my pity party. You know today's rough today's talks. You know telling myself how how bad everything is But still of course moving forward. And as i get closer and closer i come to find out. It was meredith kessler like one of the number one in the world at the time it was. I used to out there and she obviously started before i did so i was actually passing meredith kessler and in my mind i was like i. I'm not saying this like oh my gosh. I'd beat meredith task. No it was like. She wasn't stopping. She was having a worse day than i was. And she wasn't
New York Post Miranda Devine Says Some Reporters Are Acting as Ciphers for Biden White Hosue
"What do you What do you think about these so called media Reporters like it's CNN and the Washington Post. Got this guy Jeremy Bar you've got Brian Stelter. Young people focus on We're going to report on the media industry. Do you ever get contacted by them asking you to explain Why the media won't pick up on these major stories. No, it's not. It's a joke. Right? Contact us is the opposite is to pull pull apart what we've done. You know. Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post, tried to pull apart our story on just recently on the cafe Milano that story very gullible, Accepting the word of the White House against what? You know the evidence that we've produced. It makes no sense. These are not. These people are not acting as reporters or journalists, but as ciphers for either the surveillance, state or champions of Biden White House and which you know is extraordinary. Considering for four years under Trump, Um the the media was so ferociously antagonistic and I'm not even against that. You know, I think you you hold power to account that's sort of what journalists are meant to do, But then you don't turn around and become Supine puppy dogs When you know the other side gets into office, Um, I It's just
Crime Prevention Research Center John Lott Wishes Media Called out Biden on Gun Fallacies
"Trying to And this is a dangerous thing. John Locke. To get into the mind of people like Joe Biden and try and understand this, we have open borders. So when people coming into this country Who are violent criminals. Violent criminals and many of them we don't even know who they are and so forth, and so on. So if the if the administration won't even control people from coming into the country, how are they going to control things from coming into the country? The border is open. That's number one. They appoint these judges who are soft on crime. They are soft on crime. That's number two. They never denounced Soros for funding in these critical cities and other places. These prosecutors who run on not prosecuting number three, they call this bail reform. It's not bail reform its get out of jail free for violent criminals since you pointed out Meanwhile, he talks about who needs 100 rounds. You know, there's a deer have a Kevlar vest. He says it twice. It's so stupid. 100 rounds. Who needs 100? I'll tell you If somebody breaks in your house, there's three people breaking into your house. So they all have semi automatic weapons. I think I'd want 100 rounds, wouldn't you? Sure. Well, you know, One of the ironies is most states banned you using an air 15 to go and hunt deer. And the reason is is because the caliber is sufficiently small that they're worried that you will wound and not kill the deer. I mean, I don't know. Maybe that's too esoteric to get into. But it's just I don't know. It's I wish we had a media that would call them out on these types that don't hold your breast. Your life will be very short for you. After his April talk The Washington Post. Glenn Kessler did a fact check on his statement. The only people that they talked to were all gun control people. They didn't even they didn't even Quote anybody from the other
Ghislaine Maxwell’s Sex Trafficking Trial Postponed
"The British woman charged with sex trafficking link to Jeffrey Epstein is getting her trial pushed back. Here's the BBC's Sara Lee Kessler jelling. Maxwell asked for the delay after she was hit with two new sex trafficking charges of federal judge in New York granted her request. So the former socialite will now stand trial in the fall instead of July. Maxwell, accused of recruiting underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse have seen committed suicide in 2019 while in jail in Manhattan on sex trafficking
"kessler" Discussed on More than Abstract
"Yes because it's more stable okay. I understand what you're saying all right. Well that's all i have for you eric. I hope this look into our future was in too bleak. Oh no it sounds like we did something to fix it before. It became a huge problem. Yeah well some governments did. Us government did on the right steps to at least but there was actually more concerned that was brought up. Recently because starlink you know the the space x project to give internet everybody from satellites that would add i think twice as many satellites that are in orbit right now so requires much more corrections to keep it from hitting anything else. In fact i think isa at the european space agency got a little annoyed with it and they started tweeting. Just like oh my god. I can't believe we have to move our own satellites that are doing important scientific work for this internet. So yeah i guess i hopefully. It'll be a tragedy that's been averted. Okay please all right well If you enjoy this podcast feel free to leave a review and subscribe and you can follow us wherever hutton..
"kessler" Discussed on More than Abstract
"Mass and a lot more velocity. Yeah so it can penetrate much much further than nine mill can and it has so much kinetic energy to it because of this masimba la city. And that's really what does all the damage putting a nine millimeter bullet into orbits gives it five hundred times more energy than it would like you know just a regular gun space guns yeah space guns so this small bullet has the potential to do crazy amount of damage now. I know what you might be thinking but there's so much debris probably already out there than how do we still get space key bathroom After all we have the s. Well it's definitely a problem for sure. That's exactly what i was thinking. Actually we can deal with it for now. There are oftentimes there's holes and satellites or perhaps windows of capsules have a little crater in them which is from debris that hits it but to try to prevent this from happening. There's a lot of monitoring stations that Look for debris that's larger than about ten centimeters and there's a massive catalogue of them if you were to take a guess of how of an order of magnitude of how many pieces of debris that are smaller than say a centimeter more than six. I literally have no idea okay. There hundreds of millions out there. There's so many pieces of debris out there but a lot of them are small enough that we can just deal with it all right if we have window up there and it gets smashed. We'll just take that capsule down and then repair it. So it's not a problem right now but that would beg the question. Has there already been a satellite collision which has as you asked before. There were of course missiles fired as i told you before but To satellite collisions actually happened. I think there are a few instances like there aren't very many. There's probably several. So i'll tell you about one where it's so unfortunate because two satellites literally t-boned each other almost perfectly..
"kessler" Discussed on More than Abstract
"Satellite right. There turns out there's a lot of gps satellites up there and only a finite number of orbits that they can have around the earth. That's probably right. I mean space is really big. It's not like you won't have advanced notice before it gets close to you after all it's not like there's something out there in the middle of nowhere space to swerve a satellite out of place right right. Do you think there's anything out there when you phrase it like that knowing gravity's weird maybe some sort of weird gravity well That was a trick question. There's there's not really anything out there unless you put something out there okay. Maybe an asteroid. But we're going to ignore that so all right if you know it's coming like there's another satellite intersecting your orbit. Just move out of the way in. Come back to your normal or when it's gone right like that'd be pretty easy to do if you have two satellites now. Can you throw it a guest. As to how many active satellites there are around the earth there has to be like hundreds of thousands woah. Okay okay it's too much. It's a little under twenty eight hundred. That are active right now. Okay that are active. What about the space junk ones. Well i mean they're still around some of them have deorbit it. But there's there's still there. Yeah remember these things still cost like hundreds of millions of dollars to get these satellites made up there in the space so can have millions hundreds of thousands. Now that would be all fine. But what do you do once. You're done with this satellite and it's reached the end of its lifetime. So eric say you were put in charge of this. How would you deal with dead satellite. Not much not much. You just leave it there. I don't know how ineffective way to reclaim it. But say you had a bunch of resources at your disposal a disposal. What would you try to do. Ideally if i had a choice and the ability to do it i'd love to have a way to recapture it. Neither an essentially recycle it. That would make sense yet. Did these are expensive. Picks up there but okay. What if instead you're in the military in a certain country and you needed to get rid of that satellite like it had some sensitive thing in it that you didn't want out there. Oh you blow it up. Yeah that's that's exactly what happens is certain satellites There would be shut down with missile essentially in space though it. If it's an orbit that wouldn't really be down. That would be exploding in a bunch of directions that leave stuff in orbit. Yeah i suppose that expression that was trying to say but yeah. I wouldn't go down anywhere. It would be shot still okay. It doesn't quite the same ring. So so that's what used to happen with satellites where military's which is shoot them down with a missile but there's an issue that arises from that there's a bunch of debris that's scattered all over the place because of the satellite and since it's space it's it'll be there and ongoing for a while especially if it's higher than lower orbit in low-earth there's still some atmosphere up there so any debris will eventually within several years deorbit but in that time it would still be able to make hundreds to thousands of revolutions earth. All of which is more opportunities to say it and other satellite And when that happens then there's a bit of a chain reaction that starts to warm. How often do satellites get hit. Well i'll get to that all right perfect. So debris collides with the satellite and depending on its trajectory can either..
Biden Administration Is Planning For Possible COVID Vaccine Booster Shots
"Is in discussions to ensure that it can obtain booster covert 19 shots if they become necessary. That's the word from David Kessler, who runs the fight administration's vaccine effort. He tells the House subcommittee that the government is also looking ahead to the spread of Corona virus variants and whether vaccines could better target mutant strains. Federal health officials say booster shots would likely be required at some point. No, it's not yet clear when that will be.
Biden Working to Ensure U.S. Will Have Booster COVID-19 Shots
"Is in discussions to ensure that it can obtain booster covert 19 shots if they become necessary. That's the word from David Kessler, who runs the fight administration's vaccine effort. He tells the House subcommittee that the government is also looking ahead to the spread of Corona virus variants and whether vaccines could better target mutant strains. Federal health officials say booster shots would likely be required at some point. No, it's not yet clear when that will be.
Toddler out of medical coma after Chicago road rage shooting
"Rage incident last week on Lake Shore Drive is getting better more from WGN's Bob Kessler after being shot in the head, 21 month old Kayden Swan's been removed from a medically induced coma but remains in critical condition. Dr Marcelo Mala Kuti of Lurie Children's Hospital said Saturday he remains on a ventilator to help with his breathing and continues to demonstrate positive improvements. Police have said the shooting happened after one driver would not let another enter a lane of traffic. Hayden was riding in a car driven by his grandfather, Bob Kessler,
Rapper DMX Dies At Age 50 In New York After Suffering Heart Attack
"Continue to pour in for rap icon and Westchester resident DMX. Who died at the age of 50 on Friday. Here's WBC surly Kessler. Hip hop legend DMX born Earl Simmons died in White Plains Hospital after being on life support for a week he'd suffered a massive heart attack, reportedly linked to a drug overdose fan stood vigil outside the hospital. He's one off log greatest rappers of all time. DMX was also an actor who starred in multiple movies. He leaves 15 Children.
DMX, rapper and actor, dies at 50
"And Mount Vernon native DMX has died at the age of 50 years. WBC Sara Lee Kessler. Hip hop legend DMX born Earl Simmons died in White Plains Hospital today after being on life support for a week he'd suffered a massive heart attack, reportedly linked to a drug overdose fan stood vigil outside the hospital. He's one off log greatest rappers of all time. DMX was also an actor who starred in multiple movies. He leaves 15 Children. I'm Sara Lee Kessler
I-94 reopens following expressway shooting outside of Chicago, no injuries reported
"Portion of the Tri state was closed this morning because of a shooting along the expressway more from WGN's Bob Casler, south bound lanes were closed on I 94 from Mile post 23 a half day road. Illinois State police say a man was headed south on the expressway when someone in another vehicle opened fire towards his car. He wasn't injured, but police shut down the south bound lanes for several hours to investigate finding shell casings on the roadway. Bob Kessler, WGN
Yankees, Mets Get Permission to Open Stadiums to 20 Percent Capacity in New York
"Good news for baseball fans. Both the Mets and Yanks will be playing their home games in front of fans this year. Do you see? Necessarily? Kessler tells us all about it. Governor Cuomo says he'll allow 20% capacity at large outdoor stadiums starting April 1st. I mean Citi Field, 8300 and 84 fans. Yankee Stadium 10,850 fans. Al Leiter played for both the Mets and the Yankees and is thrilled when you play in front of a big crowd, and they're cheering you or bone you rock singer. Man, There's nothing like it. Fans will need to show proof of the negative covert tests or vaccination before attending games. I'm Sara Lee Kessler for 77. W. ABC
"kessler" Discussed on WTOP
"Rita Kessler. I've been a part of W T o p for about a decade now, and I think it's time to let you in on a little secret your calls tweets. Emails really help us get the big picture of what's going on on the area Roadways you often call to thank us for helping you to get where you're going. But really, we should be thanking you for wanting to be a part of what we do. That's the W T O be difference. Traffic on the eggs 24 73 65. 103.5 have him tell you t o p and w t o p. Com It's 8 18 traffic and weather on the eighth. Steve Dresner is in the traffic center in Maryland and the Laurel area on the South bound side of the B W Parkway. Right there. 1 97 crash activity all cleared in the delays have also gone away. Not a bad trip over on the North bound side 95 in Maryland, traveling well between the two bill ways and speaking of the Beltway, no issues over a Montgomery County all the way. Through Prince George's County would get city north bound 29 before route 40 that credentials have cleared from the road, Wayne. Nice trip on to 70. No Problems. Report over on Route 50 over and Virginia Leesburg area crash activity. All cleared in both directions had route 15 near Harmony, Church Road and traffic moving well on the belt wing in Virginia. No problems to report on 3 95 or 95 traffic moving well on I 66 teachers. W GOP traffic Thank you, Steve. And now let's go to Storm Team four. Meteorologist Samara Theodore. It's cold and it's getting colder as temperatures continue to drop. We're headed to the twenties. Some spots upper teens tonight tomorrow.
"kessler" Discussed on WTOP
"1 38 traffic and weather on the Apes factory to Kessler in the W T o p Traffic Center on the accident investigation on the Beltway in Virginia Outer Loop of the Beltway after Braddock Road, still a single left lane getting by that ongoing investigation that outer loop back up is after Route 50 trying to head past the scene If you get on to south about 95 after that, you're gonna like what you see No problems, Not even crossing. The Aga Khan had it all the way into Fredericksburg North. Found 95 brief volume in Dale City, but then good crossing the Arctic wanting to Springfield and then continued good all the way across 3 95 onto the 14th Street bridge westbound route seven years 66. The left Lane had been blocked with some work in Maryland onto 70 North bound. The delays passing Montgomery Village Avenue have eased. The lanes are open. However, there still is a lot of sand along the right side of the roadway due to the absorb it being laid on the ground, trying to soak up of the debris and the liquid that had been on the side of the roadway, causing slicks. Again. All your lanes are open, but just watch out on the right side of the roadway South bound to 70 some volume getting past 28. The work was in the right lane, and we also had the left lane of the local lanes blocked getting across the Bay Bridge Bridge. Both lanes open eastbound westbound the left lanes but with two way traffic prep, but only two lanes getting across right now. They are not running the two it way traffic, so you will find two lanes getting across the bridge in each direction in the district, Montana Avenue remains closed between New York Avenue and W Street for the water main repairs. D. C. To 95 the delay North bound, approaching and passing Pennsylvania Avenue South bound more volume from betting rode past East Capitol Street with Allstate. You can really save. Find out how much you can save today, visit all ST dot com or call an agent to get a quote. I'm Rita Kessler. W T o p traffic. And now the storm team forest Chuck Bell. It certainly is plenty cold. Today, The sunshine has been blocked out by all these clouds that are even delivering a flurry.
"kessler" Discussed on WTOP
"Attracts top faculty and fits your career goals. Push your mind and am you online dot com. To read a Kessler in the traffic center and watch for the work on the Beltway in Virginia, the inner loop of the Beltway, Seeing the slow down some roots seven headed toward the Dulles Toll road. That should be a mobile work crew. Not quite sure what laying there in but definitely seeing the delay. Then you're going to find the slowdown in Maryland, coming from South bound to 70 onto the inner loop of the Beltway thean er loop at 2 73 55 Watch for the work along the left side. Also, we did have a mobile work crew in Prince George's County, last seen after Pennsylvania Avenue. You on the inner loop. So watch for any activity that may still be going on there in the district, South Bound D. C to 95 near Eastern Avenue. You were staying to the left to get by the crash. Delays were coming off the BW Parkway headed past the scene in Maryland on the BW Parkway that delays out them from 1 97 to appoint before powder Mill Road. They're doing some sign work, taking the right lane South bound 27, or Ridge Road at Penn Shop Road, a report of a crash and we still have the wreck on eastbound. I 70 the cleanup going on before 17 in Myersville. For a crash that involved an overturned truck in Virginia Route one year Sherwood Hall Lane. A report of a crash and Route seven remains under police direction. You're Glen Carlin Drive for the serious wreck with Allstate, you can really save. Find out how just how much you can save today, visit all ST dot com or call an agent to get a quote. I'm Rita Kessler. W T o p. TRAFFIC GOP four day forecast from Mike Standiford looks like a fairly quiet weather pattern. For the next several days. The storm system will bring snow to portions of the deep South. We will stay precipitation free across our region For today. A good deal of sunshine a bit of a breeze. It ties or not, as windy is yesterday.