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Six Days in Fallujah remerges 11 years after Konami ditched it
"Commies cancelled iraq war game six days in fallujah has been revived the action game which was due to depict the real life by iraq battle via a mix of game playing interview footage from marines. Who were there was canceled in two thousand nine due to criticism from the press. British military veterans in antiwar groups. Now victoria. i'm saying that right round. Victor publisher foreign by the ceo of the original developer. Atomic games has announced that the game is back in development. At high watt highwire games. The studio founded by bungee veterans. Jamie greece. mayor. Jared noftle in martin donal. It will release this year for calls and according to the announcement six days flu remains a first person. A military shooter based on true stories from the second battle or flew in two thousand and four victoria claims it. It's been working in partnership with front-line marines and soldiers who fought in the battle of felicia and says its intention with six days is to quote bring players closer to the uncertainty and tactics of modern combat and quote than other video games have explored over one hundred marines soldiers and iraqi civilians who were present during the second battle of lucia have shared their personal stories photographs in video recordings with the development team. It claims the game presents these stories through the original documentary interview footage quote. It's hard understand. What combat is actually like through fake people. Doing fake things and fake places said victor Ceo peter bay in a prepared statement quote. This generation showed sacrifice and courage in iraq As remarkable as any in history and now they're offering the rest of us a new way to understand one of the most important events of our century. It's time to be. It's time to challenge outdated stereotypes about what video games can and quote james cowgill. Six days original producer told variety twenty eighteen. That the game was i canceled. Because it's real world content and media coverage scared konami higher ups quote basically wants. Japan realized they had a controversial game on their hands. Everything just went quiet from konami. The support just dropped said because be cancelled. The contract the games rights then reverted back to its developer. In two thousand and nine tim collins a former colonel famed for an eve of battle speech in two thousand and three claimed it was much too soon to make a video game about war. That was still going on quote. It's particularly insensitive. Given what happened in florida. And i will certainly oppose the release of this game. He said again. That was in two thousand. Nine victoria said on thursday that it was aiming to make six as volusia quote the most authentic military shooter to date and to tell its military and civilians stories with the integrity. They
Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business with Jason Dorsey
"Jason. Save up to fire nation and share. Something interesting about yourself that most people don't know sure what's up. Fire nation thrilled to be here with you. Huge fan fire nation. Everything about something that most people don't know about me is. I wrote my first book when i was eighteen years old and it was so successful. I ended up sleeping on the floor of a garage apartment with five thousand books that i had printed thinking somebody was going to buy them instead. They were furniture. So a bed of books means you're not selling as many books as you want to fire nation but guess what jason's grown he's matured and right. Now he's rocking z. Konami which is all about generation z. And how gen z is going to change the future of business. So i kind of want to start a few steps back jason. Because i'm just curious like how does one get into studying generations wide. Did that interest you. And why did you get into it. Yeah share well that. I book that i wrote when i was eighteen at ended up not selling it first and then becoming a real big bestseller and i started speaking all around the world and i ended up on sixty minutes and i was on. That show is all about millennials. And i'd written a bunch of books and started a company and everything was going great but after that show i started speaking all these corporate executives who are now our primary clients but i was speaking all these exact and he would say such terrible things about millennials and i am a millennial pretty fended lazier titled your pants or fall off. You live with your mom and all this stuff. And i'm like well. No actually. I have my own house in our own office building in my parents worked for me and my pants are on very snugly. Thank you very much. And so so after that i remembered Clear as day. I was in this boardroom. Big public company and the ceo had said Some things about millennial employees. That i just i didn't fully believe and i'd spoken about half a million millennials at that time and so i asked him because i didn't know any better. Now i serve on lots of corporate boards. You know one of the couples on sold for eleven billion dollars. I live in this world now. But back then i didn't i didn't i didn't know and it was really a set up for success so i asked him i said is there any way i can see your data about millennials because you say the turnovers hiring. They're not as engaged and on and on i. I love to understand better. So i can conceptualize it and maybe help also for so. There are a lecture or whatever so they sent the data to me. And the data didn't match with the ceo had just said in the boardroom which basically never happened. Ceo's don't go off the cuff in front of their boards prickly a private publicly-held company like that. So i asked my wife who has a phd. I said denise you know this is. The strangest thing was just in this room with this pretty famous. Ceo they said all these things with great conviction then. I looked at the data and the data doesn't match what they just said. I said what do you think we should do. And she looked at me and she says we start a research for. She's up because if they don't even know their own data if we can help them to understand their data make better decisions and we can really great copy and help lots of peoplesoft. Lots of challenges and so. That's how we got into this thirteen years ago. We founded the center for generational kinetics. We lead research all around the world for many of the biggest brands in the world. And all about separating generational myth from truth through data so leaders can make great decisions whether you're a startup or venture capital or your bootstrapping yet or you're in a big public company getting accurate data and being able to make decisions based on that increases the likelihood of success de risk strategies. That you're looking at drives innovation and so forth and we found that generations in particular or one area where there was just so much myth and so much misinformation and if we gave people great information that it could take action and that was incredibly exciting. We've had seven hundred clients since then which is pretty wild and done studies all around the world and just love it absolutely it now. Your ceo is just flat out wrong when it came to millennials and you had the data to back it up. Did you ever go back to him. And just be like joe burrow. Check us out. you're wrong in also my pants. They're pretty snug. Check them out. I know that was a quiet. But i really do credit him and i if it wasn't such a negative story i would say what company is because it's really big famous company but But no but. I do believe that he something that we saw frequently. Which is the idea that generations older generations. Think of millennials through the lens of their kids or their grandkids and so that that becomes a proxy for the whole generation. And in fact when we wrote the economy book new book. What we found is the same thing was happening again and there was all this misinformation and it just wasn't true and that's why we spent less two years right in the book is because we've got to clear this up because when people have the wrong impression about an entire generation it leads to so many problems for everybody. Everybody loses so no. I never never corrected him on it. But i do give him credit for sparking the idea. I'm glad that you do give them credit for sparking that idea because sometimes fire nation. Is those things you just like you know. I'm not just quite sure about that. Let me look into it. They can really uncover some great opportunities in one thing. That i think is a huge problem in this world in general and especially when you're talking about generations is just regurgitation. You'll hear one person on one talk. Show say one thing. And then you'll regurgitate it. And then somebody else regurgitates regurgitation and like seven layers down. You're like how'd you hear that. They're like oh. I don't really know like somebody just mentioned it and like now you're speaking it like it's the truth and it's just regurgitation of what you know is something that has no data to back it up. So what most people get wrong jason when it comes to generations break that down for us shared. There's a few things that jump out. The first is this belief. Generations are a box or stereotype and that is absolutely not true. We're generational researchers. This is what we do more than sixty five generational studies and what we see is generations are not a box but what they really are powerful clues and as long as we used them as clues and only clues to dry faster connection trust and influence in create all kinds of positive outcomes. We don't wanna put people in boxes. We wanna use this as clues. So we can figure out how to better lead market sell collaborate innovate and so forth. And when you sort of at that level people seem to really embrace it because it just gives them another lens to better connect. So i think the first is people think. Generations are boxes or stereotypes. And they're not in fact. Our clues are driven by math. We look for what's called predictability by scenario so that's the first thing that people i think it wrong. The second is this idea that generations are the same around the world. Now one of the things that we've uncovered repeatedly in our work. We publish all this on our website. Is that generations vary by geography so for example in the us will see differences between urban and rural within the same generation. And that i work a lot outside the us and we'll see differences. Has we travel around the world and that's important because if you're a global company or frankly a global brand fire nation is you want to make sure that you really representing each of the different geographies. And what makes them different now. One cool thing that we've uncovered and we talk a lot about this bunches. Economy is the most consistent generation the world. now that doesn't mean exactly the same but the most similar generation the world is now gen z. Gnc's about twenty three twenty four years old. The oldest and the reason the most similar is because of cheap mobile technology so if you live in different countries around the world you might even get your phone for free as long as you use it for payment. Think about it started using a text. Payer sort of like a mobile credit card in different parts of the world and because we've driven the cost of a mobile down solo basically two zero in many places now. All the sudden young people around the world are having access to entertainment news information dating banking on and on and on and as a result of that. We're seeing a lot more similarities. As i travel all around the world the younger you get but interestingly the older you get even to gen xer baby boomers from a different planet as you travel around the world. So that's something people get wrong. And then the last thing that i think people get wrong. And is they have to deal with a bunch. Is people confuse life. Stage or age with generation. So for example jen's is now twenty four but when we do studies and ask people how do you think the average millennial is they'll say twenty five as if we didn't keep getting older you never talking about millennials for fifteen years. Say there they're now forty. I think that's a board it because you stay in the saying generation but you pass through different life stages and frequently people confuse the two and it's very important to understand the difference because if you're trying to market or employer build a business that targets different groups generations gives you all these clues but we got to distinguish between the generation which travels up right at ages up baby boomers for teenagers versus life. Stage for example high school or college which are still pretty similar ages as they have been for the last four years and so knowing. The difference helps you to understand that. Yes really interesting. How people always confuse age with generations. And how that all goes. I mean you know. I was just talking to a friend the other day literally. He's in his late thirties. I'm in my late thirties. And he's just going off and riffing about jenner. How millennials or just entitled and all this stuff and it looks like you know where millennials. He's like oh no. I'm definitely not a millennial mike. Well we're we're like the oldest millennials millennials. And he's like well. I need to look at that. And so it was funny. He came back. We know there's actually a lot of great things about millennials and he's now like listing off all the good things because he now is identifying himself as a millennial so it's really interesting fire nation and yes. We do get older. That is what happens to all generations and all human beings foreshore. And we're gonna die something. I'm pretty excited about as soon as we get back from our break which is about how generational work is actually going to solve challenges for both entrepreneurs that's you fire nation and companies as well as soon as we get back think is the best platform to create market and sell your own online courses in. We speak from personal experience. 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It's an extremely passionate about and what we're seeing much of the opportunity being created today has a generational trend or thesis. It's the adoption of new technology new solutions or bringing a different way to look at old problems and when that happens that's where both change and frustration and challenge and frankly companies go out of business but it's also wear new opportunities are created so i'm speaking with entrepreneurs and working with entrepreneurs were trying to look at what are millennials and particularly gen z. Doing right now that you might want to be able to build a business around or leverage as their pine power influence increases so for the first time what we're seeing is technology trends are rippling from the youngest to the oldest and that's a huge shift. It used to be from the oldest more affluent down to the youngest. But now we're seeing younger. People are actually driving tech adoption up to the older but the key as an entrepreneur mississippi that we coach entrepreneurs about is being able to sort of step out of your generation and look at it through the lens of another generation. it's what we call generational contexts. One of the best ways to do that is actually bring members of that generation into the conversation. I can't tell you how many times i'm speaking at places. And they're asking me all these questions about millennials or gen z and. I'm like well. Why don't we invite some of them to the conversation. Let's talk to them. Uh let's actually talk with them. See what they say. Say get and so. I think when you look at bringing generational diversity into the workplace into innovation. You can solve all kinds of interesting challenges. I'll give example right now. What we're seeing is the gen z and even younger millennials. I talk about both of these in this economy book. They want a different on boarding experience. Obviously we're in this time of covert and all these changes but even before that what we saw is that the youngest generation wants to be on once on boarding to be by text message. Which sounds i know a little bit wild but there are companies. Do all of their on boarding through text message so you get semes- before you Short for your first day in alaska you just give you a simple example. This is in the book from coming called on border. When you they'll send a text message and it'll say what's your favorite snack three o'clock when your energy starts to go down. Do you have a favorite sports team are causing all this sort of stuff and the is when you show up for your first day. Or they'll even now senator gift baskets to your house. They'll have all your favorite snacks ready for you on your show up because they already know because you put in your text message or the. Have your favorite sports team. Or they'll find the best place that you wanna go eat or have that food delivered so they're engaging you by text message in a process that generally used to be in person and frankly pretty terrible at most companies. There's another company that worked in with again. This is generational trend. They figured out how to pay all employees fifty percent of their wages every day at no cost. They're called instant and what they did. Is they basically said you get a text message or message on your phone after your shift. And it says hey. Would you like half your money today. Yes or no. If you click s you get your money. Will all the sudden now you have. An entire generation is growing so fast that thinks they should always be able to get half their paycheck. Every day will imagine how that changes so many other things and all the sudden other generations. What do they say well. This text messaging on boarding thing is pretty cool. You mean i can get paid every day. That's pretty awesome. I think i want that. To and all the sudden the generational trends creates huge businesses. And those are the types of things were seeing you know so much. Innovation is driven by other generations. This is the key they don't even think it's new or different when we interview them. They think you've always been able to do on boarding by text message because they never got on onboard before there was text messaging or if they've only worked at a place that gave them the ability to get paid every day. That's how they think everybody gets paid. And you know older generations. So i work with the frequently. Get defensive and they're like you know. The young generations are trying to change everything. And i'm like no. They're not this is just all they've ever known they don't know any differently. Change to them is actually doing what you're proposing and it's not about one being right or wrong. It's going we can. We can leverage us. We can adopt this and all the sudden on boardings better retention is higher engagement is higher in these types of things and you see it on the marketing side for those fire nation members who are really growing their businesses and they're more than sales marketing. Same exact deal and the idea is just recognizing this you're creating so much opportunity. We see this particularly with social media. We see this with podcast such as yours that this is a great way to engage younger generations who then index for talking about these things and driving awareness in referrals and excitement fire nation. So many things to take away here. One of my favorite things jayson broke down was specifically tech trends are rippling from the youngest. To the oldest. Like think about that shift. Think about that change. How the ripples actually going from the youngest to the oldest now which is a complete flip from how it used to be back in the day and one thing. I wanna really dial in on just because i'm personally curious and i think fire nation is to is this the up and coming generation now. Let's talk about generation z. Like who is generation z. And what do we need to know about them. Yeah absolutely so gen z. The key thing is that they're already twenty three or twenty four years old. So that's a good starting point and what we uncovered in our research and we publish. This is economy. Book is at gen. Z is the key thing we got all these research firms around the world to change their birth years. Gen z does not remember nine eleven and that is a huge deal because it's the biggest event for the millennial generation we call generation defining moment. But jesse doesn't remember it at all. They learned about it in school or heard about it from a parent or they watched the video on youtube. But it's not something they experienced and they're now twenty three twenty four years old so a huge event of the generation before they don't remember in fact they're they're covid nineteen is essentially their defining moment. This pandemic is the generation defining moment that they're gonna take with them and we talk about this a lot. So one thing is they. Don't remember kievan of a previous generation and the other is there. Cuban is happening right now. But what i think you're entrepreneurs will find super interesting is that we've been doing this. Study for the last five years called state of gen z and. It's our big study released every year. And what we've uncovered and we've seen it for five years in a row now is gen. Z is more practical or frugal with their money than previous generations. And this is shocking and when we dig into it what we find out is that gen z came of age around the great recession. And what do i mean by that. Their speakers are experts. Like you talked about earlier. This regurgitation people running around saying oh gen z struggled during the great recession in the workforce they were twelve and were not working right but instead what they did is. They saw their parents struggle. They heard their parents struggle. They know people lost their houses. They saw millennials drowning in student loan. Debt having back home a mom and dad and you put all that together and what you see is. They're very conservative or practical with their money. As a result they're driving double digit growth at stores. They like couponing they wanna know. They got a good deal. They want things to be a bargain. They want them to last a long time really have utility and what we see. The example. i'd like to give is a gen zero sixteen years old. We'll have a birthday party. They'll get fifty dollars. They're all excited it away. And then they'll go to their mom or their dad and say hey. Can i have fifty dollars. Wanna go buy something. Mom or dad will say but you just got fifty dollars. And they'll say oh. No that's my money your money. It's overseeing that so if you're trying to market to them you've got to understand their practicality with money we also see the gen z when we do values based research. What we find is for the last four years Their top concern was climate change. Or would they would call climate crisis in their own words. And so that's been the top that they've been looking for brand alignment and for entrepreneurs to get behind and so forth however in the last six months we are new study. Social justice has leapfrog. Climate changes their top issue. And it's significantly more now so all the sudden as you see the generation respond to events around them. You can sort of see how they're shaped so if you wanna make sure in line with their values you gotta know what their values are going. Even deeper on the employment side is people look to hire them. Gen z no is looking for stability. This one's this one's tougher for entrepreneurs. So i want to explain it. They're looking for stability in an employer. What do i mean by that. Gen z saw these layoffs. I heard the layoff. Seen millennials struggle and as a result they're looking for an employer that they view as stable. So it's interesting because they tend to automatically defined stability by being a big company. So they'll say. I want to work for a big company will say why and they well because they're stable and the truth is you and i both know that. Just because you're big company does not at all mean that you're stable and just because you're a small business doesn't mean that you're not stable so it's important that you message to them. We also found in our research is gen. Z is very much interested in benefits which is shocking given their age in fact two years ago. Twelve percent of gen z was already saving for retirement. Wow and yeah. That's crazy right and many of them already have an emergency savings account. These are eighteen year olds. That are taking up their phones showing us emergency savings accounts and it. Just it's such a different generation. I think the key here. Mrs so important for all the marketers who are listening our nation is at gen. Z is not millennials. Two point oh they are not millennials. Just more extreme. That's total bunk. People say that it is not true. Jesse is a completely different generation raised by different set of parents who has come of age only knowing social media it has always existed for them. That's why they trusted so much at the same time. They're more diverse than any previous generation. Different set of values different purchasing pathways. And now the key is they over index on influence because of how they use digital media and already twenty four years old fastest growing generation in the workforce today on a percentage basis. And they're gonna be the most important consumers to get right over the next ten to fifteen years. One thing that i assume and please correct me if i'm wrong. Because it's just an assumption but generation x. And millennials like this is like. I'm speaking of my generation's here that i cut kind of overlap. Both pretty closely. It's we came to like being seventeen eighteen years old and it came to money in debt. Just kind of close our eyes and kind of believed the rhetoric of. Hey you just have to go to college and it's going to be expensive and you're going to get college dad and that's okay and you're just going to be a paid off at some point in the future and now like millennials and gen xers just hammered with this dead. They can't payoff ten twenty even sometimes thirty years later because it was just brutal with the mountains of debt that people kind of blindly get into it. Seems from what you're saying. Generations not gonna kind of take that same approach in just blindly. Sign away their lives to this debt of secondary education in colleges and universities in the such. Is that true. Wow that is such an insightful. I mean you you are super pro do so yes. That is actually true What's interesting is when we studied student. Loan debt with millennials in particular. That's what we call an economic anchor. So what it's causing. It's actually causing millennials. Now this is wild to delay marriage kids and buying a home because of student loan debt and that has massive ramifications on all parts of the economy to everything from financial services whether or not. You're buying life insurance. You know the the homebuilding recovery like on and on we could keep going to income households. There's just there's so many things that are impact even ultimately the ability to take care of your parents later on so what we saw. Was that large student loans at delayed major life commitments which we which is what's happened as a result And by the way gen z will tell you they're not sure that if spending a whole bunch of money and college actually pays off his it remains to be seen right now for millennials. We were told. I'm a millennial. We were told getting the best college at an. Just get debt. And will all be worth it and then for a lot of it wasn't on the flipside. Gen z in our new. Study in this in this economy book because it's important to understand how thing about education gen z is trying to graduate from college with as little as possible ice which is super cold. They're also saying that they're looking. They're very interested in the employability of their career. So so if they go and they pursue a certain path. Am i going to be able to get a job in that path. Now by the way kobe. Nineteen has been a massive massive. You know challenge for that because there are people that were three or four years into college university you know. Maybe they're going to study retail merchandising. Well aren't hiring never hired for that role again or they studied. You know oil and gas and those aren't hiring whatever it is so all the sudden people who already had you know pretty heavy commitment are now realizing that that path isn't there for them but we are single. Gen z particularly during this experience. Right now is they're saying. Hey i want to make sure. I'm getting value for my education and raven seeing well if it's going to be online only i'd rather go to a community college or state school or somewhere else. Get some credits. And then i'll figure out. If i want to go back into the future maybe take a year off and then come back and so forth so there definitely much more conservative with debt when it comes to college university and by the way the other people who are more conservative are their parents boomers had to cosign on all those millennial loans just. That's my mom about it right. And that as a result for many millennials it was tough for them to pay it off on the flipside. Gen-x is going well. I don't know if it's worth it gen x. Gen z kids. You will not end up. Like those millennials so the that's also being weighed into the conversation now is college university worth it and then you add the layer of kobe. Nineteen is it worth it if it's nontraditional experience and you know i don't know the answer to that but it is something we're observing and now this is where it gets really interesting. So the oldest members of gen z. Those that are about eighteen to twenty four. They're bearing the brunt of this. Pandemic what i mean by that is in our latest study. That group was most likely more than any other generation to lose their job. Have a decrease in pay or have a shift in responsibilities meaning. They had to assume a job that they didn't sign up for where it gets interesting though is younger so my daughter is nine years old. Her name is russia Sushi is in fourth grade right now. She heard this is in the book in third grade. Her last end of the year project. Which i didn't know anything about Was she went and built a presentation. She built all and google sides. She built it all in spanish. She had animation. She presented it. She recorded it and then she uploaded to classroom and she thought that was completely normal. She's nine and then of course. You saw one of my powerpoint slides. He's not very good. So i say that because the younger members of gen z. This is the real twist here. They might end up turning this pandemic into a positive. Because they're going to learn a whole different way to learn to collaborate they're going to get the benefit of the older part of the generation struggling. So they can learn from them. All of this stuff largely will be resolved in terms. Of least what normal looks like in the future and so they're gonna get the benefit of all of that the closer you are to those transition years of eighteen to twenty four the worse is but the further away the more benefit could end up being you so it's pretty interesting that within the same generation you can have two very different experiences and by the way this is what happened. To millennials millennials like me who crashed into the great recession and then the millennials who came afterwards who benefited from a very robust economy. So even within the same generation you can see pretty significant differences. I mean fire nation. I really hope you're enjoying this contest. Much as i am. Because i'm seeing the application to the real world and that's so important because we're entrepreneurs in the real world. We own businesses and companies in the real world in this stuff makes a massive impact so jason of everything that you shared today. What's the one key takeaway that you really wanna make. Sure fire nation gets from all of this awesome stuff above generational impact and the generational studies. That you've done and then share how we can even learn more about it through you and any call to action. You might have for fire. Nation is time to share. Yeah absolutely so the number. One thing that i would share. You know as an entrepreneur myself now for twenty four years is i would do. It's called a generational snapshot and what that means is you create essentially a pie chart representing the different generations. Either of your customers or of your employees or team members or ideally of both. Because what you'll often find is that there's more generations and you suspect it and it will help you to shape your messaging your leadership in your marketing to better fit them and going a bit further if you don't see enough of the next generation coming in particular on the customer side that's definitely a yellow flag that you need to pay attention and make sure that your dappling for the next generation because they will be the ones that drive growth. So that's the best easiest how to that will cost you zero dollars that a promise will make you money. Which are the type of things i'm all about. And if you want a whole bunch more in terms of how to actually recruit and retain motivate and so forth across generations or market and sell. You can definitely check out the new book. It's called economy. How gen z will change the future business and what to do about it. We do talk about all four generations and just packed with how to in case studies and all kinds of cool stuff and we'll put together a special promo for fire nation. New it be on my website. Which is jason dorsey. Dot com slash. Fire you'll be able to get all of that. They're including three free video courses. Because i am a passionate entrepreneur. Have been for a long time. And anything i can do to help them. Nation will fire nation. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with and you've been hanging out with j. d. n. j. l. d. So keep up the heat and head over to your fire dot com type jason in the search bar. The page will pop up with everything that we've been talking about today. But of course jason. Dorsey dot com slash. Fire is gonna get you to that gray page with all that awesome content. And i just wanna jason. Thank you for sharing your truth. Knowledge value with fire nation. Today
Metal Gear Movie: Oscar Isaac is Solid Snake
"Isaac is an isaac isaac. What did i put here there yet. An oscar isaac soon got oscar. Isaac is set to be solid snake in the metal gear solid. No there's no s. I take it away. Not adding you added s. There wasn't there why Can you say. I had saying you added and is going to be solid snake in the metal gear solid movie. This justin kroll at deadline sony's long-awaited metal gear. Solid finally looks to have gained some major momentum. Sources tell deadline that is. It is attached to play solid snake in jordan jordan. Vogt roberts metal gear solid. The is currently in development at sony. Pictures with vote. Roberts on board to direct. The film is based here we go. This gentleman is an expert insight. The film is based on on the metal. Your solid video game created by hideo kojima and published by konami. The script is written by dirk commonly one of my favorites.
A Conversation With Erin Vilardi, Founder And CEO Of Vote Run Lead
"Into the podcast thanks for having me. So I saw talk where you showing the ranking of presentation by women at the highest levels rate, and there was a ranking of countries by countries and the US came in rather slow. And I just have one quick clarifying question for that was that at the government level or all executive leadership that I think is the inter-parliamentary Union I you which keeps the records around parliaments. So that's the most. Equitable body across various governments and so that's actually what they're comparing. So our Congress to say like the British Parliament, the UK parliament I don't know what year you talk but where are we now in comparison to that year and how we rank with other countries? So. It changes frequently. As elections happened across the globe, but I can actually pull that up and tell you that it's not good. We are tied at seventy six according to the inter-parliamentary union with Afghanistan, and that is from March twenty nineteen. So it looks like and now we are eighty three. So actually we've gone down we have our ranking has lowered in the last couple of years, which often means because even though we had quite a wave of women, right the two thousand eighteen election is often called the wave of women. Especially when it comes to Congress, we didn't see that large of a dramatic increase in moved to about twenty eight percent and you know that was fantastic because it actually ushered in A. Wave of women of color it ushered in a wave of young women, but it wasn't that kind of exponential growth or getting us anywhere near you know parody or reflective, which would be the majority we should be closer to fifty one, hundred, fifty, two percent to be fully reflective of women's representation in this country. So and you see other countries making different kinds of progress ahead of us as we remain pretty stuck pro because I think one of the points he made in that talk that we were at twenty percent and we've been at twenty percent in in terms of representation for twenty years. Try. So that is statistically around the state legislatures and same thing twenty eighteen we saw state legislative wave happen very much mirrored what we saw at the congressional level. So predominantly, democratic women rising through the ranks for the state legislatures I think there we are also. So the Congress has something like twenty four percent and I think actually the state houses around twenty eight percent. And, a fantastic resource is actually something called the Center for American, women and politics tracks all of these numbers really closely as either people retire or things change. They're doing a really great job of keeping those numbers up to date but again, it's pretty stagnant, right? It's not enough to make significant change you end up having to have women who are taking really really deep risks. An order for policy change to occur rather than the change where you see a more equitable government or more equitable legislature and allowed you mentioned the center of American women and politics because I interviewed them at least once or twice and I remember Kelly Dittmar from there, you know saying something that really stuck with me was before the two thousand, eighteen midterms before the election happened and their historic number of women running for office and everyone was really excited about the fact we had so many women running for office right and then you pointed out the fact that like all of these women. Won't win right so we have you know this is a multilayered issue we have you know getting them to run for office, we having them winning their elections, and then you know there's something that you mentioned in your talk that really stuck with me. You said something about term limits right? We forget that the fact that these women once they actually when they actually have to stay in office and then you know sometimes they aren't reelected. So we have all these these multilayered issues that keep women out of office in keep these percentages low well, and you also have pretty weak party infrastructure. There's. A great article outright now, I will find it and share it with your audience about you know really questioning. Is there a real? Paul, within the Republican Party to actually elect women now I think some Republican. Women will tell you. Yes including some younger republican congressman who are doing things outside of the party leadership but there isn't the same kind of concerted effort that you see on the left. But let's also remember that the Democrats effort towards recruiting women is pretty new and they still do things that actually for example, they after the win of Alexandra Customer Cortez. Long term incumbent, the D. triple, which is the Democratic congressional campaign arm said any vendors, any people who do business any consultants such sort of Konami around political campaigns you can't do business with these insurgent candidates like an see in the future also be blacklisted from doing business with the triple endorse candidates, and that was basically a slap in the face to nontraditional candidates, which primarily are winning overwhelmingly women of Color. So there's While we do have one party sort of doing better than the other around recruiting and activating uplifting as part of the leadership pipeline. It's really a reckoning we have to have with ourselves as a country with all of our political parties to do
Freedom from the Prison of Limiting Beliefs
"Nama stay and welcome my friends. Joseph Campbell, who most of you have heard of described all religions as starting with one word that all came out of one word and the word was help. And we humans perceive our mortality. We perceive how everything's changing and in the deepest ways it's really out of our hands. So we're looking for something that can protect us that can guide US and help us make it through and so that deep increases really what will give us refuge In the face of an uncertain. World. A reading that I've always liked goes like this. It says this life is a test. It is only test. If it had been an actual life, you would've received further instructions on where to go and what to do remember this life is only a test. I remember when I first heard this and it really struck a chord and and I feel who can really sense in our current times so much as up for grabs, the coronavirus and Konami and really the rights of vulnerable populations democracy and our earth is in distress. So. The degree of uncertainty is really spiked and we can sense how with this little security were all trying to sense how to navigate. What's the best guidance on how to proceed? So if we look closely, we can see the ways that we take refuge. For many I we take refuge in that online rabbit hole that we fall into for incredible stretches of time that trance we take refuge in staying busy we try to control the people around us. It might be through food or drugs or alcohol or sleep that were trying to take care of ourselves. And, this is the other side and away for many there's increase refuge in carrying relationships in and really being close with others and connecting with others and in meditation many people have started and deepen their practice refuge in nature refuge in serving others. In my book says I think two thousand twelve that I that it got published true refuge. I looked at how we react to life's basic insecurity to that that sense of help you know how what we take refuge in really varies and that I distinguished between the refuges that. Serve to wake up our hearts and minds and those that are kind of substitute that give temporary maybe a hit of relief. But in a way, keep us trapped and I called the latter false refuge is not because they're bad. But really because they keep us from a pathway that really allows. True. Healing and freedom. So tonight, I'd like to reflect on. The primary mode of. False refuge that underlies other false refugees and keep so many of us trapped and that's Our fear based stories and beliefs. And when we're insecure, how we even grasp more tightly to those fear beliefs, those limiting beliefs and they turn us against ourselves against others, they keep a separate. Select look at this together, and then how are meditation practices can? Free us from that that prison. Of limiting beliefs. And I WANNA dedicate this class to our beloved Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Who helped our entire society wake up from stories? About Limited worth are limited value. How she woke us up in a way that really directly extended to honoring the rights of all being she focused on women and many oppressed populations. Because her basic caring she she just basically honored the intrinsic value of all. And if we look at our limiting beliefs. That's what they don't. Do they forget that so We can't transform our society and we can't Hiller free ourselves if we don't exam and an undue are limiting stories are fear based believes. They're the root of suffering.
What's Next For Metal Gear Solid
"Series is hitting P. C.. J.. Gabe at Gamespot, the military series is hitting. Via Gog. Konami has announced previously only a select few games in the franchise were available outside of consoles the. Games hitting the service either MELA gear bill you're solid and bill your saw to substance were already to in. Taiwan, prior to the official announcement. Malaysia solid and substance actually had come to before and your saw five was also released four PC. But this should give those who never played playstation or xbox a chance to experience more of the Franchise Miller you're solid for to the Patriots remains a PS three exclusive. The new offerings don't seem to have any enhancements and you're getting the original metal gear solid rather than the Gamecube remake which I personally prefer I prefer the original not necessarily the game remains what I'm saying substance dot clear. Yeah. Substance does feature has an extra content not found mill solitudes original release. Releasing as the as collector's series, also be able to get five Castle Dania N. Contra. Games. Including Super See Dracula's curse and Simon's quest these games originally released on the s along with the series along with the Melody Games. The total cost for all titles is thirty two dollars. Tim is very exciting stuff for people who WanNa play these Games on. My one question is, when are we ever going to get your solid for? That's the thing anywhere else anywhere besides the playstation three it's bizarre. I am utterly shocked like back for all the young ones out there which is crazy at this point like even that era, there's probably of people listening to this right now that don't know what I'm referring to but when melanie solid four came out, it was the mean game of when's IT GONNA come to three sixty and it's like, oh, man, how many disc? On. Like nine there was like photoshop shops like xbox three, sixty cases with like that stick. With metal gear solid four on ten million discs But the fact of the actually never came out on another console is really weird and I think a lot of it has to do with the whole Kojima. Konami situation that went down around MCS five, but even then the fact that four wasn't. Like ported at some point. Di Around. With the architecture of the game because I know the game was advertised as a PS. Four game or a PS three game, it was kind of synonymous with. The launch of that console envier to some extent feels very built into like when you're transitioning from chapter to chapter, I remember getting the loading screen of. Solid Snake Smoking, the cigar and you. Believe. There are like tips in there to be like, Hey, you know take a break like the which took awhile. This. Going to take awhile I. Hey, you know relax take a break between sessions all that stuff that stuff seem. Very built into like the PS three system as far as at least like how this stuff look like it looked like a PS three like installation screen as opposed to just an in game thing. So I wonder if there's something about that game in particular that it's tough to port.
Midnight Moment - The NFL - burst 1
"Patriots Pau Spartan here from the Midnight Patriots. So, one of the. Feel about anchored now. When we started this insanity, we always tell people. The reason we do this is because insomnia sucks almost as bad as tyranny. We would have these conversations between ourselves the group chats. Throws and things like that. We thought, hey man, you know we should just record a podcast, but the more we looked the more expensive became. Get Cross anger. Anger gives you all the tools you need to do this to make your voice heard and get your voice out there. You have an opinion you gotta use anchor everything from recording to editing to distribution that you'd be all the tools that you need. To allow you to record your podcast right for your phone or your computer. Anchor covers distribution by getting on Apple. spotify and many many others. I mean how you can make money right from your own podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need in one spot in one place simple at effect. So get yourself anchor make voice her. Midnight Patriot, nation welcome to NFL. Mid Nitrates it is you boy spartan here with the the ever ever pot and flaming premix A good to have you as D to ultra. Sports nerds. In specifically football cards. On the end on the. Patriot staff. Phoenix tonight decided that we were actually GonNa do kind of a deep dive into what is pissing us off most about NFL and. Most pro sports in general to be quite honest. But we're GONNA focus on the NFL in this particular case because. Both Phoenix, myself have. A long history of both fandom and and. Playing Sports, we have a unique appreciation of what it takes. More it doesn't and how it is devolved into the into this shit show that it is. Just, we're just GONNA go from there. So Phoenix you had you had some thoughts that you wanted to start with go ahead. Well specifically. I I have a major gripe with the NFL in general. Being more politicized. And the. Let's End Racism. Okay, I get my left. Black lives matter. No sorry. They do and I agree with the message just not the manor which is being delivered. We've said that before on the organization go ahead. Exactly. All of a sudden you know we have a organization. That's Through much. Yup You can't do this. You know we have this. AFOREMENTIONED SCAMMED EMMA GOING ON. You can't do this. You can't do this. Well Yeah you can't. Okay. And then we have the social unrest of the nation being thrown into. A sporting. Venues. that. For All intents purposes let's call it. What is it's an escape. It allows us the viewer. Fan. That three four hours. Sunday evening Monday night whatever that. It gives us that escape from eager live love get up go to work and deal with people you come home you deal with cranky wife and kids don't listen dog that Shit's in your shoes. You've taken that away. And now have made it. Well we got to get on board with this. Well, we're relevant to. We're a large. Organization we goner? A multitude of platforms. That we have viewership. There any given? Day that we have competition So now we're going to. Paint messages in the end. We're going to have. Athletes will we're going to kneel to show solidarity. I got a huge problem with that and for our listeners I'm sure you have your own platforms as well. The American flag comes I stand for Gore country you back your country everything else second berry period. That's my thought on that. That's the way it is. Unfortunately when. The NFL NBA MLB hockey underwater basket weaving has become politicized in what we have to show solidarity with this. I have a question. Are you showing solidarity four? Message. Or are you As the NFL did let's put. The name of a known fell one on a helmet. Let's. Let's praise this guy because shot back when a an. Amplifier point in accused rapists. Is someone with a warning active warrants? For Rape Yes. So here in my eternal gripe with this, that will probably go down in flames just like the rest of them. Why are we? In fact. Standing behind. Someone. WHO BREAKS THE LAW? WHO does walk. Yes. They didn't listen. They got shot in the back whatever. House we say. Extenuating circumstances came to be that this ended up how that was. We have to stand behind this person as a form of. Instead of. Waiting, for all the facts that come out be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. And then move forward from there. Well. That's the real question. Isn't it is is you know? All we've seen is what has been allowed to be released. Okay I mean look I think in his thing I agree with everything you just said save one thing. Okay. I don't think demand deserve to be shot seven times point blank in the back now. Having said that. He has an active warrant for his arrest, what he should not have done to prevent that whole situation was to surrender. Get handcuffed and be taken into to engage whatever process there is. Okay, you don't fight cops in the street if you do. You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Okay. He's admitted he was armed. He's admitted he was going for a different arm- armament. Okay. And what do we expect the COPS to die? I don't think so you know I'm. In the eyes of them, that's probably what they're saying. Well. Preserved by life fuck yours. Well exactly. The COP Exactly and and my my attitude would be y is either one wrong as far as you know, one one has a duty to behave professionally the other has a duty to follow the law. Or face the consequences you know it would have saved him from getting shot in the back if he had stopped if he turned around if he'd Toronto. Surrendered Okay Understand that I understand the Warren has has since been vacated, but that's beside the point. When a COP's his I warrant for your arrest I mean you're supposed to do is say what am I being arrested for? Okay I'll go peacefully ears might whereas my lawyer yeah. Instead, of no fuck you fight you tooth and nail, and if get away up the war still there, but you don't have me. Right. Exactly. Exactly and you know I got I got I got a I. got a interject because you know. My personal opinion is if you probably agree Is this. Cancer of case. started. It may have it may have had other sources. Okay. But its primary. Protagonist, in growth factor was Colin. Kaepernick a few years ago and I don't say that in a flattering manner. Okay. I've said it before the my opinion that Colin Kaepernick is the biggest fraud on the planet as pertains to the NFL. At least Ryan leaves when he signed what Leash Langley, when he signed, he knew he was shit approved the wish she had any faded off politely into the sunset because he saw a gay. young just tell the story as I. Recall it and you you you feel free to chime in when you. When when you when you if I'm off base okay. A lot of people don't remember this but you and I as King's football and many things in life have a have a memory quite a bit longer than than your average goldfish. Okay? I remember watching the first incidents of Cabernet court on code kneeling and he wasn't fucking Neil. He had just had an argument with his with with the head coach and I don't think it was Kelly. It may have been horrible. But he had the yard, the head, the argument with Joe it was horrible wasn't horrible yet. So out of you probably saw the clip to you can't find it now because it's Youtube everywhere else. He had he had A. Verbal altercation with Harbhajan and I can only assume in what we were told. You know later was that harbaugh. told him. No you're not starting a colon Cabernet got very unprofessional and like the diva quarterback that he is. Turn Turnhill stomped over to the bench slammed his helmet down in plop disaster down on the bench now by sheer and toll coincidence. Anthem had just started. The anthem it just started when that HAP-. ACI. I know you remember this is I think you and I talked about this at the time that it happened because we were mocking him because when I weren't weren't quarterbacks when we played the game and we know what divas they are even princesses, they are this. If you remember and I know you do espn headlines a couple of days. Later words were that Colin Kaepernick was going to be fine. Substantially for multiple instances of unprofessional conduct conduct deleterious to the team. Leading up to the altercation with harbaugh that happened where he plops his ass on the bench you remember that ideas that. Dakhla and it was it was post practice I. Believe I want a That later that week that a reporter asked him. About the state of the fines and Based on his lip based on. Let's just call it what it was temper Tantrum. Okay. And that's when Cabernet sold all this bullshit about he was doing it in protest etcetera etcetera and he played the race card, which we all know the press eats up hook line and sinker and never ever questioned. Ever On. Me It came across and partner Jackie No, you're good. The the instance of which we are discussing out my first thought on that was yes it's a temper tantrum and I'm about to be busted for having a temper tantrum. So allow me to make up some juicy. To Garner more attention to the fact that. This is happening to be Gimme Gimme. GimMe and I lost my starting spot. Well, that's the that's the point I'm making. He played the race card to avoid fight. For on professional conduct and he was he was outright given a past. I don't think he ever actually even actually got find something that was overlooked too is that is that nick is not a person of color is really not us he is a multi-racial okay and part of that find that he was going to get for unprofessional conduct was calling somebody else on the field the N. Word back can't say here because quite frankly it's feds even and number two I don't WanNa get show you monetize but that said that was part of that that was part of the fine to be levied. The fine was vacated. Okay. Because he was successful, you successfully played the race card and got out. Okay and this whole shift started this snowball at that point. as we as we all know you know he was he was basically the the the face man for chip. Kelly's offense that you know while short term short term effective was absolutely not sustainable. Okay. We all know that. And you combine that with the fact that the guy had. Just over just under a shooting just over sixty percent for completion rate. Even in that offense at his best day, he was a mediocre quarterback surrounded by a bunch of very talented people. Okay. So now it has become the fact that you know this whole narrative has has escalated by people that that know nothing about the actual game because. Football is simple. It's not easy, but it's simple. Is. The ultimate meritocracy. Okay talent hard work equals success. Okay there's a lot of guys. We can probably point him out on the field you and I. There's a lot of guys that that. That just simply outworked their competition to get where they are I'll give you. I'll give you one prime example and right now they call him the goat Tom. De. Tom. Brady was drafted was I can remember he was drafted. He was I. Don't think he was Mr irrelevant. But he was real close. He was the very bottom. Yes. Six he was very close to the very end of end of the draft in and he is he outworked is is competition. Now granted drew bledsoe. If people can remember back set for was not a very good quarterback anyways. He was only borderline better than Ryan Leaf and he went down Tom Brady took over in the rest as they say district but. No? One ever questioned, Tom? Brady's work ethic in those dynasty years in in in New England. Okay. Because he outworked he, he worked his ass off. Yes he was talented. Yes. He's physically gifted but that plus hardwork dedication to his craft turned into in the in the the hardware for the hand so to speak. and. anyways back to my point about Cabernet. All, these people talking about how Catherine doesn't have a job because he's bad for business or half rights, they're only half rice. Now I posted this to the page I know you read you probably it is I. Think I read this week we went to this is from ESPN DOT COM itself. Okay. ESPN DOT. com. The actual date this was published as March twentieth two, thousand seventeen. By their staff writer Kevin Seaford. and. I am just going to read it. I'm. GonNa. I'M GONNA. Try to read the whole thing. I'm trying Doug only try to read the parts that are relevant. But those those listening. If you go to our face, a bitch facebook dot com slash midnight patriots. You'll be able to find this article and we shared it the title of it is calling Kabir Knicks based problem performance. Politics. Day It starts off real simple. So Don't over think why Colin Kaepernick is still a free age simply put years have passed since he was ineffective quarterback he's twenty nine years old has succeeded in an unsustainable scheme as part of a well populated group of former starters who also remain available at as this week began now getting that was march twenty, twenty, seventeen. So they were in free agents. Okay. Let's. Let's move on here. It's blamed Colin Kaepernick's unemployment on his protest is to misread the way NFL teams make personnel decisions. that. I don't think there's any more true statement on Earth. Do you I? MEAN THAT'S Yeah. So it goes on protests where does say at any type of business that if you have lackluster performance, did you are guaranteed two hundred million dollar job? Number One and two I was GONNA say there have been divas troublemakers in the NFL before? Okay and Kim's and? Lewis Terrell on. You know. List goes on and on. And let's not forget the NFL is the lead cut an outright banned ray rice running back from the Ravens for domestic violence. Okay. Before he was convicted. Suspended A. Peterson for disciplining his child. Yeah for banking hit saw. Yeah. Okay for spanking his own child. Okay. So now they put criminals names on their helmet. so by but I digress I digress let's get back to the article. Just to just to go just to go. Teams are swayed I by players potential or lack thereof to help them win protest or not kapernick would be under contract. Now, if he had demonstrable if he had played demonstrably better in recent years. Let's look closer at where capper nick is as a quarterback and why that has left him sitting in a group that also includes fellow free agents, Jay Cutler Josh mccown Ryan Fitzpatrick and Robert Griffin the third. Again keep in mind. This is from shelvin teachings of this is three years ago. Okay. But. It goes on to some of the reason I liked this 'cause this is based on facts not just you know a bunch of race baiting bullshit. Kapernick grid NFL success came as part of the San Francisco Forty niners read Options Skiing Twenty, twelve to twenty four. In those three years, he rushed for Fifteen, hundred, seventy, eight yards which okay. I will give credit that impressive gudgeon impressive number. For. More than any other quarterback with the exception of Rush Russell Wilson Cam Newton so let's just call it what it is. He was third rushing quarterback against. It breath. Okay. I will not fall the net. His. Success. He threw more than twice as many touchdown passes interceptions helped him compile eighth best time quarterback rating in the NFL seventy point to over that period. But even then capper nick was one of the lease most. Least Accurate quarterbacks is sixty point one completion percentage ranked twenty third in the NFL and has percentage of off target throws judged on video by espn stats and information ranked eighteen. So. Based on just the stats alone he was a middle of the pack quarterback middle of the pack. Does that mean that he's better than half the other guys absolutely does that mean that that you know the drama he brings? Outweighs his skills is still setting the money in the monetary investment probably. Okay I agree or disagree just on that statement there. I would agree that yeah, he's a middle of the road quarterback. He had some skill. At. That position. That offense. You're right. Would it work somewhere else probably not but that's Changing teams, you learned their offensive scheme you learn what they do best blend yourself into that and you become part of the team not a one man show. that. I, mean you'd have to agree that most had coaches that have half a brain would go sixty, four, sixty point one completion percentage. even if you're even if you're going to do A. A bootleg offense even if you're going to do a boot offense. Play I can. Still going to have to be better than sixty point one. Periods I mean just entered discussion. Quarter, you're talking college level quarterback. Even if you're on a naked, do either one side, you're still depending on receivers tied ends backs to be open at some point that you can actually say, Hey, he's opened easel bewitched of the two weevils need a cheese her who exactly exactly union able to identify and hit those targets or at least give your guys in a position to succeed you know. I'd like to. Bring to Light I. Not Very long after capital started his quest masqueraded by some of justice whatever you WANNA call it only because he got in my mind and correct me if I'm wrong, he got busted out period. That's just the way it is you through Tantrum he got his ass busted will now I gotta cover with this to cover that with this, and then all of a sudden we have one big lie that snowball into the entire solstice thing that's going on currently. You're. Going to look they had to go. He ended up in Washington. In front of US rest. Explaining his side of everything that goes on great. Denver Broncos of whom I am a fan. I it. Does not get into that because. Pirate about that right. That's ultimate digression. Go ahead, John. elway. It had in fact offer Catholic before your contract. said. Hey. COMPLA-. Can come down because it wasn't enough money. Wait a minute. Let's look at your stats a sixty sixty point something or other completion percentage. Yes. You had fifteen hundred yards rushing, which as we've discussed is pretty phenomenal quarterback save. Russell. Cam. Newton. Maybe rg three hundred healthy. That's stretching it buttle throw it in there. Anyway. I. Really. Wanted to see if capital could be plugged into that offense and sell. Well, that's the that's the real trick. Isn't it? I mean? End and let's be clear. He turned it down because the salary was too low, not the money. Or maybe remember correctly, he turned it down because John elway wanted to load the one at the loaded up with incentives and say, okay, you exceed this mark you get ex you this you get what we go to the playoffs and when you get Z. Experience Cetera so wasn't of excellent. Yeah. But exactly to perform at your very best as cut your in the NFL, they don't take ship nothing while the that's when the NFL stands for not for lofts. That and let's be honest. It was not only. Did he had he had to meet performance criteria he had to me behavior criteria, EXAC? elway and the broncos weren't going to stand for this s J. W. S. J. W. Crap. That he's pulling. So let's go back to the article real quick. It'll it'll. It'll really start driving the point home. Okay. So I believe he started kneeling rating was two fifteen. So. Article Goes On. The issues that we were just talking about the increasing. Or decreasing completion percentage decreasing accuracy except sets. Those issues intensified in Twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen amid forty nine ers. Coaching turmoil in talent drain since the start of the twenty fifth season Kapernick ranks get this. Last in the NFL thirty five all five passers in off target percentage is off target twenty, two point six percent of the time which when she is the least accurate quarterback in the. League. As of the twenty. Fifteen. It goes on. Is Complete. Complete is completion percentage ranks number thirty, two at fifty, nine point one. He was still one of the NFL's most productive Shink quarterbacks, ranking number four total yardage over all those years but it didn't mitigate his passing deterioration and this is in my mind. This is the absolute most important line in the yard or ear and an adult. There is no more important attribute for quarterback accuracy especially for a free agent who is shopping himself teams with various schemes. In, the long term a quarterbacks running ability is considered a complimentary skill and one that is story. Fade with age or because of injuries, scrambling ability and arms drank are secondary to whether you can hit the target. That analysis backed up by numbers essentially wreck stay shit out of this current narrative will Cohen Governor never draw. Back. Dinners. Any beds no sorry. Have a fucking job because he sucks. Sex At what he does also, there's a theory going around the going around that it was right about twenty, nine, hundred he met his I don't know if she's still has girlfriend whatever evidently these ideas about radical justice one I'd ever definitely his girlfriend is, is some sort of radical s j w as well, and he was too stupid to either a lever to the side or be not listen door and just agree to disagree on stuff but then again. Go ahead exactly what it is. Power Pussy with exactly exactly and you quite frankly I can't fault them for that because you know that's ninety percent of marriages happen. We'll just we'll just leave at this point. Is that right there? That's You were saying regarding his ability to suck. But it started then I mean he the guy the guy got lazy. He got loud. Through the race card to cover his shit then he couldn't back up his mouth with performance. You know do you your ears? Rocco's fat okay. Let's talk about just a second. Let's talk about Shannon Sharpe just for ten seconds or for a few seconds. Okay. Shannon Sharpe. Is An arrogant prick agree or disagree now When I hang on, hang on that said. Shannon Sharpe liked to run his mouth about a lot of stuff at a lot of different times also true. Yes. Yes. Shannon Sharpe never failed toback his mouth up with his physical actions on field. Also. True. Unless I'm Clinton mistake, it have you seen the. I know he's A. He's a beast. His and by that, I, mean his physique and his skill level we're just unprecedented but you know I do I think running your mouth there's unprofessional Mind that you buy then back it up on the field nut so much. I mean. Go ahead. If I if I remember correctly now, remember this because there is significant events happened in my life sixteen nineteen. broncos are in the midst of the run to Super Bowl thirty two. Tonight game. In Kansas City in Kansas. City. I can remember. Watching a few days later because of recovering from surgery on. Shannon. Sharpe was literally being drug halfway across the field for most of the game by his helmet because he was talking some serious Shit Oh. Yeah. I. Remember Correctly Dr Thomas. If. If I get an incorrect Thomas Yeah. So. So pissed off the guy, he knocking, Kane insane composure in his professionalism in the game. You got what? I think. Say He lit it up. He was like Yeah. That's ten to twelve for. The Gargantuan One, twenty, one, twenty, six, and what two touchdowns. Yeah he was a month. So. All of a sudden sanders our. Love the Guy I've actually met him. Helvin individual. Love Tall. But he can copious amounts of Shit Oh. Yeah. Oh yeah that that man can back his mouth up. Oh Yeah. We have an and. He. End Let's let's break that down from an NFL perspective. So I'm a personnel manager. Okay and I have Shannon Sharpe as a free agent. His name comes across the wire I go holy Fuck Ball sharps available, and I already know that a he's allowed mouth be he likes to talk shit and sees extremely opinionated man but D-. The Guy Backs should have on the field I picked up the phone. I pick up the phone and say Hello Mr Shannon. Trump's lawyer her agent. This is me at the I would like to pay your your plant, a lot of money obscene amount of money to come help us when football game sets. Ended up with the. Exactly for whatever he was with the Ravens what three years. Say but he wanted them for four super bowl with their to. The argument that Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job because Hashtag grace is complete an utter bullshit. Bullshit and the the fact that Roger Goodell has bought into this Shit Hook Line and sinker is even worse. Okay. You would think that that to be the commissioner of of a National League or National Professional Sports League that race in what eight to ten billion dollars. A year in gross revenue. You have. You'd have to have an IQ above your shoe size. Goodell even that these people that that they're they're professing to support. Social Justice. Wise. He realized that the vast majority of them do not watch the Games couldn't tell you five players in the league and doesn't even know couldn't name five teams lot I mean. She probably I mean. Look at some of the fan base. Did Not tell you the difference three, four, three defense. Yeah don't try to get him to describe the Tampa to. Exactly or various offensive formation. You're the simultaneous simultaneous possession roll which you and I can quote by heart understand completely. Exactly. Our guys we've got another segment coming up right after this brief break. Stay tuned. Midnight Patriot nations spartan with a shameless plug for our new gear shop shop. Dot. MIDNIGHT PATRIOTS DOT COM. T shirts, hats, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, and just about everything else in between we got you covered whether you're looking to embrace your insomnia, show your patriotism or make a liberals headaches blowed. Really, Shop Dot Midnight Patriots, Dot Com, and now back to the show. You know that's that said. I made a prediction in in midnight moment the last night moment and I want to run around wanted to run that by. Not. Only understand that the business portion of the of the game, but also the game itself. So this is going to the business portion now. One. Of the things that you and I both know is that owners very rarely. SAY WHAT THEY THINK Or say or reveal their plans in advance. Okay. I've noticed that the owners have remained. Suspiciously quiet. About the social justice campaign that's currently going on I do disagree with that. I mean like I said, I think Jerry Jones is really the only one that's actually made any sort of statement and it wasn't a very long. I ever Jones ever quiet. What that's that's my point. And say instead of instead of. Me thinks he protests too much. Me think she says nothing for more sinister Okay so I wanted to run this by this is my theory. Okay. Now we've confirmed the the the Monday night compal atrocity from last night. US. Or Susani from two nights ago that. We've confirmed that the viewership was down approximately twenty nine percent. Across the board in that double header. So if we take the two games Monday and the overall ratings of of being down for Sunday you're talking an average of of a twenty percent downer. It's one fifth of the audience of the television audience told the NFL the PISS off. Okay. Considering the the significant financial investment ESPN has for for the right. To. Monday night football. Let's just let's just call that loss unsustainable. Okay. So I am going to ask you to engage your owner brain for just a minute. Okay. So We're GONNA fast forward to the week after the Super Bowl's okay where things are notably notably quite Rosalie quiet. The coaching carousel began and things like that since. Day. Except that, there's going to be a rumor. Going to be a rumor. That the NFL that the owners are considering locking out the players because they want to renegotiate the contracts. And this will come as a surprise to dumb asses in the AT ESPN released. They're going to feign surprise. Okay. And we're going to start hearing things like while the coaches are not gonNa make anymore are putting hiring decisions are the owners are going to. Put a hiring decisions on pause for just We're going to review a few things and Blah Blah Blah. While then we're going to get to Russia's started free agency. And we'RE GONNA. Find out and it's probably going to be one of the one of the What's The guy's name? Remember his name. One of the reporters Schefter Adam schefter because he always breaks up he's. Probably. GonNa be schefter becomes. We have confirmed reports, the owners who are going to lock out the players affected nine am tomorrow or whatever. Okay. Now what's going to end up happening is this. The overall I would say, the overall revenue is going to decline somewhere in the area of twenty percent across the before the Lee across the. Across the season. Okay. Now again does just a prediction it might be higher. I hope it's higher until they stop dish this personally but. This is what's going to happen. You're going to get a massive ratings ratings cut. Even in the Super Bowl. Which means revenue is going to be down roughly thirty percents. Okay. What they're gonNA say is this is an unprecedented drop in revenue and the the losses are unsustainable. They're going to have to renegotiate the contracts. The players are GONNA have to take less money and this time the the ownership is going to be able to show concrete. The because of the drop in television revenue in Jersey sales and everything else. That they're going to have to renegotiate the contract. They're going to vote on removing Goodell as the commission. You're actually they're gonNA, they're gonNA end up forcing him out but the way it's GonNa play out this players are to get locked out. There's going to be a review of the deal of the of the current Labor Labor Agreement. The new agreement is GONNA. Have a significantly lower. Revenue Pool total that that the players are going to get. And they're going to have conduct they're going to have enhanced conduct policy which include the jewel stand for the national anthem. You will not hiding locker room for it. And you're going to we're going to not endorse anyone as far as any sort of political failure, your ideology on the field, and if you do not only will your contract be terminated but you'll be you'll be on the breadline by your suspended for a year. Now maybe the suspended for year won't come to pass but. Engage your own our brain for just a second and then look at the strike years that came up and you tell me how how how. Or how far I'll fight on that. Will. Allow me to. Dive into this plan I mean. Here we go. I am an owner of a NFL team. Meaning I have had to. Put Out. Let's use an arbitrary figure five hundred million dollars cash right upfront. Chooses five hundred. Half a billion. Cool. I'm. Glad. Yeah. Five hundred million dollars up front in order to gain my team have somewhere to play. The voted on passed and approved by the NFL. As either an expansion team whatever then. To, Cherry pick the other teams around here so I can build my team. In hopes that a I get a return on investment. That said if I'm going to dump five, hundred, million dollars out. A team equipment place play contracts that are stretched for X. number of years. This mice guaranteed this much at a signing bonus this much. Not. including the money paid to the team from the NFL for reaching a wildcard round, a divisional round championship round, and ultimately the Super Bowl. There are incentives paid to the teams by the NFL for attaining postseason plum. Yeah So that said with everything that goes on here. Currently we're martyring. Convicted felons we are. Using the NFL. As a soapbox. As an owner. would. Say? Okay. I can understand. The Point I understand where you're coming from I understand yes. Shit doesn't like this doesn't need to happen. It does there's nothing I can physically do about it personally except point out to you that you're not them. You are a multimillionaire more working your way to that point because of your talent, your skill and your ability play the game price. You as a athlete. well-fed well trained. Best shape, your ever loving life you have a house bigger than anything you've ever grew up in, you've got cars for days all these other things but. You need to remember that you are entertainer You're not a politician. So, that said. When to go into your point? After the Super Bowl. Until they actually have one right. That two weeks later, when everything's died down in the in the winter sprayed is over and losers or duck griping and the coaches players have made their way to their respective all. Wherever. That may be they're probably their private castles. Yes don't don't live in a castle guarded by you know dogs bigger than. Most people's. Cars. Were we will probably see as you said. Well you know revenue was down. Because of viewership is down across the board anywhere between currently twenty twenty, two percent to encroaching upon thirty percent. For Games you know TV, rights merchandise sales are going to be down. People are actively boycotting across those media and they're actually making their voice known by not watching. All of a sudden if we were to take thirty two current teams. And we look at. All the owners in this how much money they have? Now if we were to take thirty percent of total investment apart. As a conglomerate figure. We're talking a loss of probably and I would strong. Guess. Somewhere in the neighborhood of anywhere between two and two point, five, billion dollars while even go you want all you can go one better I think since the economy has basically picked up I mean you gotta remember the day to ten billion was during the Obama Konami which was one of the worst economies history. Okay. So that said you gotta figure that now it's probably going to be between ten and twelve. So if you have a twenty percent revenue law, if you have a almost thirty percent, you're talking about three billion dollars. That's a three billion dollar loss. So even if even if you spread that across thirty two teams, you're talking about what? Three hundred, million dollar loss per franchised. and. So and a lot of the smaller market. Good. So again, as an owner with Joan, arbitrary figure of five, hundred, million dollars starting I just lost seventy five percent of your or yeah of my revenue that I put into have an NFL team. Well, exactly. Well Number One and number two what anybody thinks that now? Okay. We all understand the cats at the revenue sharing For Those of us that are initiated, understand understand the the the reason for revenue. Okay. That's that's a given. Okay. Even still a thirty percent cut to that revenue devastates small-market teams devastate. Okay that's. Cleveland Cleveland Cambe that's Detroit. Well, I think Detroit is a bit bigger, but I catch meaning. into. Jacksonville. Flow? Buffalo Alright. That unders. Anyway. They're too big but no I hear you here's here's here's the thing the smaller market teams are going to move may if this continues maybe on the verge of bankruptcy and and if you really don't think that the NFL owners will lock out the players to avoid that. I just think everybody's so naive that they shouldn't even be a football fan you can. Football I in my opinion, these played the players and Adele are cutting the owners throats and I don't think the owners appreciate it number one and number two I. Think the owners are more in touch with their demographic their fan base style people want to believe i. don't say that they like their fan base because obviously as the executive class billionaires general ended the tend to hate working people or at least have a disdain for them. Okay. But the point being is that it's unsustainable model for them to go forward to continue this crap. Of K, it's it's absolutely ludicrous. So I think about beat that horse to death did you have anything to add on just on that? Final thought regarding that as an owner is a businessman I yeah exactly. Exactly. His businesses to? Yes he owns the team but as a business owner, you're always looking to. CRUISER BOTTLE BLONDE Increase but also you know they've got, they've got a commitment. You know what I mean I mean the bottom line is there are associated with raising revenue to pay Patrick mahomes half a billion dollars over the next. Seven years. Of. The point the point is this is that there are costs associated developing that revenue and win the players behavior or when when the when the the players union in the League encourages behavior that is deleterious to to that mission. Then what are the owners supposed to do? Gordon exactly. They locked the doors take resigning before we open this and then players you're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to do a big restructure here. Sorry. You know this is this is not you? Not You know you're not this side of the world you guys are on the upper echelon. Of money you have succeeded in. On yourself up by your bootstrap for lack of terminology, you have made it playing a game that you love passion for three enforce your point duty not only are they a privileged class? Okay. Let I verified this I verify this last night. I made a statement that that. The NFL, the people on the NFL minimum as in rookies that that you know what we're undrafted free agents, right that are somehow made the squad, which is more powerful MAZAFA. A No experience. Rookie. Signed as a free agent this year in the League makes a minimum of six hundred, thousand dollars. Six hundred, ten, thousand dollars I then went to the Department of Labor's website guess what the average household income for Americans is as twenty twenty. Sixty, one, thousand, three, hundred. Yes. They working person would take ten eleven years to make. They're making six months show and this is not this is not an insult. I'm only going to use the label for for effect. Hacks in the NFL make ten times. The average working family does and they dare fucking lecture us about what our values should be faulk them. Big F what. Exactly. With a with capitalize all letters with with several exclamation points at the end. So that said I. Underlined and and I tell us is never. That's that said, I I wanNA give credit where it's due also understand that you know. What did I just go off on the NFL to you know to to to the end up with surprise we'll tell you why because You know even in the worst of situations, even even in the darkest night, there are rays of sunshine out gather are rays of light and I want to heap praise on two particular players, and these are the only two players. That I'm aware of have done this if any of you out there. Needed to midnight Patriot nation are aware of more please let us know. So we can give them their just desserts in their props. I want to give particular a credit to a hundred in the way of of the of the Pittsburgh steelers. Mr Villanueva is a former army ranger That said he made a big splash stirred shit storm by doing the right thing. I'm not going to get into the to the criminal that that the that the steelers. We're trying to honor Norma GonNa try to justify it didn't happen there but. Mr Vienna wave. Did something very classy He caped over the criminals name and he chose to honor sergeant first class all when cash. Now I believe I'm saying that correctly cut me some slack by brute if I if I. A brutalized his name that is not the intention. To say how I believe it's spelled. But sergeant first, class all, when. Cash. who was killed in Afghanistan? And I I, WANNA. I WANNA take. The chance to really You know he preys on on Mr Villain away for for going against the grain and for honoring in a true fallen hero on instead of instead of the criminal. So. Well on on that. The next one and probably the biggest honors of the latest give to the Jaguars tight tyler effort. I think I'm saying his name correctly also I don't think it's effort at the. But again, please forgive me if I've Jaguars fans if wrecked his name to. That being said that were I for also You know went against the grain he chose to honor the life of David Dorn David Dorn for those of you that that don't know was retired police officer. I believe it was Saint Louis. He. police chief Sir about that. He was retired police chief and he. was acting on behalf of a friend to go and check is Friends Pawn Shop. And he was gunned down he was killed Doing doing that by a felon in possession of firearm each shot this this legitimate euro From behind in the back of the head, which was incredibly cowardly act. ADORNS widow. was featured at the Republican National Convention. So those be the she told the heart wrenching story and As much as I am I gotTa tell you broaden orphee side, but he loved me misty. I was just her story about David's life was very touching and the impact on her family were simply crush. So I wanNA other drove I drove home the point. Your choice exact life exactly as what makes you? Exactly you know people people come from from bad situations and rise to great heights in as far as I know. This is the only country in the world that that can happen. Where you can make what you want of your own life. Okay. The biggest prison that we have in this country, the prison in our own minds. So A. Big Praise to do Mr Bean away and Mr for will done. I still have the continue my. My boycott because of my standards but you gentlemen have shown that there is a a ray of light in darkness. So Phoenix where you have anything to add or have we beat this to death. By by Pres for. There are people in the NFL that are serving of. Respect for me for one. Not because of their wallet or their house or their cars. But they chose stand for the national anthem. As. SOMEONE WHO Leaves in their country. Leaves in the American dream all though little hard to attain sometimes. The anthem regardless of anybody's political stance. The gentleman across the nation. And the NFL NBA MLB. I stand with you guys choose to stand in honour your country. That is. The way it is your will said. Anybody else wants that is your choice. I. Respect your choice I don't like it but I do respect it. But I stand with the gentleman who chooses stanton honor the country, the greatest country on this earth. Gives them every opportunity to excel in anything that they choose to? Like professional football or professional athletics exactly. I think it. I think it's worth mentioning here. I know we said we beat the source of, but I wanNA bring up another topic to. Weird Midnight Patriots all of us. May disagree with with what someone says, but we would fight to our desk to protect their their right to say those words. That being said I think one of the other things that the public is piss pot tired of is the privileged wealthy assholes. Being able to have different sets of rules at their workplace than we do. In the Corporate World in William and most smaller companies you do not have. You do not have freedom of speech. Okay. You will be shown the door if you bring up politics religion, etc etc. Okay. With social justice causes or otherwise. They can show you the door. Okay and I don't think I don't think it's Ok these. Use Their their platform on the field or in any way while a uniform to promote their agenda. Okay. Now, I think you and I would agree with this if the NFL Players Association wants to get together and host either a live event or televised event. when they are not playing and they're out of uniform. And they want to tackle these issues donate money to causes give away money whatever I think that would be a perfectly acceptable display. That's fine. Okay. But I think the reason they don't is they know that the cause is a loser. Okay. They're not willing to risk their own money you know to they're not willing to put their money with their mouths are in order to have their protests but but you know somehow everybody else should just shut up and and honor was they're trying to do and I think that that is excellent. You know policy at its finest end. America's PISS POT tired of turning channel I. think that's a big factor as well. As your thoughts unfortunately mean here to. Drive your point. I could see. Getting together having one big party fundraiser l. have running toe board. Hey, you know we're raising all this money great or even several. Yeah Go. But the reason but the reason they're doing it on television is because they can reach a mass audience all at once. But. They haven't had. They had the NFL network. If. The shows a winner, they could sell it to their to their allies in the media. WHO's to say ESPN would cover it. You know for God's sake ESPN has the SP one of the worst ward Joe's ever. Okay and if they want to go up to that into a social justice show fine. Go right ahead or create when like it again. Fine. Or if you know even Amazon or Netflix wants to pick up something about you know the S J W 'cause in the NFL an interview players follow players around their charitable work while they advance these causes grace go ahead I mean I think what they'll find his a there's no interest in be nobody cares they approach it that way that we far less backlash in their their incomes would be far safer than if they continue down this path. the ratings would actually come back to a more normal. That's where I'm talking about I. Mean there are only cutting their own throats by doing it the way they're doing it that that's all I have to say. So that's a wrap for this midnight. Mama we we went really long hopefully provided you get some insights, maybe some food for thought. Ob Spartan in Im with Phoenix, and we're just reminding you one last time in forever. The constitution is not just a suggestion sleep. Well, everybody. EARN. Thanks for joining us for another edition to midnight moment. Be sure to join us for the main podcast, every Monday night, and Thursday night for more midnight moments. If you like what you hear and what we do about subscribing, go to listen dot midnight patriots, Dot Com Click, support, and subscribe. Be sure to pick up some merchant, our gear store shop that midnight Patriots Dot Com. From the Mile High Command, CENTER ABLE TO PRESENT DOT COM studio. This is sport reminding you that the Constitution is not just a suggestion.
Seattle-area home prices unscathed by coronavirus pandemic
"The covid nineteen pandemic may have done a number on the Konami, but one area seems to be immune Seattle's. Is Still on fire, and all of this time inside has given homebuyers some time to think about what they need. Now Daryl fairweather knows something about that. She's the Chief Economist Redfin Hi Daryl. Hi? Be here. So Seattle's housing market was one of the hottest in the country before the pandemic give me the skinny on how it looks now. Seattle housing market is just as hot as it was before it's almost like that blip where we took a v-shaped dip is through it, and now the housing market is back. It's pretty astonishing. I know some potential first time home buyers had hoped. This was going to be there time. The economic disaster would help them actually get into the market that hasn't panned out at all why haven't prices gone down as the economy has taken a hit here. This pandemic recession is really nothing like the two thousand recession in the two, thousand, eight recession it started in the housing market with foreclosures, and after that, a lot of safeguards are putting in place where people with really excellent credit could get mortgages for homes or people who had the cash to buy homes outright, and since then home values have gone up especially in Seattle. So people have a lot of equity in. Their homes, which gives them a lot of cushion to keep paying their mortgage or refinance their mortgage at Super Low rates that we have right now. So there really isn't a lot of pressure on the housing market. If anything it's resilient. So a lot of people are working from home right now is well, maybe they need a little bit more space. How has that changed? What people are looking for in a House Yes that is another unique thing about this pandemic recession is is changing the relationship people have their homes before it used to be that the openly out was most desirable layout in a home. That's where you have this like really big area for entertaining where the kitchen flows. Until the living room people don't want that anymore. They don't want to hear the noise of their partner cooking while. They're trying to do work and living room are having their kids on their devices in the living room when they're trying to do work from there from the same space. So people want separate spaces for each family members. So they can each work from home or home school or whatever is that they're doing having just spent four months in the House with my family. I. That makes complete sense. We've just been together to learn. I think everyone's feeling that I wonder if part of this is a little bit of zoom and the because people can see into your house now. So the space that you're creating around you is also your professional environment in some cases. Yeah. I think that's true. It's not just the clothes that you wear to work anymore people are living and your background, and that gives them a sense of who you are as a person absolutely absolutely and You know buying and selling a home is an extremely emotional experience and we're at a pretty vulnerable state right now as humans I wonder how that showing up. Are you seeing that show up in the way people are buying and selling their homes? There's a lot of competition for home by right now, more than half of redfin offers are facing competition and I think that feeds into the behaviors we're seeing where people are really urgent to get home and we're also seeing war sight. Unseen offer is nearly half of homebuyers report having made an offer on a home before even setting foot on it. So people are kind of racing each other to see who can go through that three tour passes put an offer and fastest. So I think speed of the market is just accelerating. That sounds pretty reminiscent of the last frenzy we were having around home-buying, but I'm guessing this time around it might be because people aren't totally comfortable having a lot of people coming in and out of their houses right now. Yes both sellers and buyers are embracing technology. They don't want to have to go view the home in person times they'll just have one viewing or sometimes even zero viewings and they'll do a lot of their research online. So it's religious changing the way people are buying homes. I just cannot even imagine having an entirely electronic experience when you're dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars in one place that just seems a Little Bananas Daryl. That's. That doesn't that. That just seems crazy to me people are doing. What about people who can't afford to buy homes in Seattle right now what's happening to renters? So people who can't afford to buy in the city center there looking outside of the city they're looking at the suburbs or small towns even moving across the country because while homeownership is quite unaffordable on places like Seattle, you can get a lot more bang for your buck if you look in a more rural part of Washington or even in the center of the country and our A. Lot of people doing that because it seems like from the things that I'm hearing, you say location location location means different things right now because we are expecting different things from our environments. So then we track how many of our users are looking outside of their own metropolitan area, and that number had a record high last quarter of twenty seven percent. I've read from users looking outside the Metro. So that's been trying to the pandemic and it's probably going to continue especially as more employers. Say that they're going to let employees work for home or work remotely permanently.
EU Agrees To Relief Package In Grants, Loans To Bail Out Pandemic-Battered Economies
"The European Union is hoping and out of the box approach will bring some economic stability to the region during the pandemic leaders agreed to a two point one trillion dollar package. What makes this different is for the first time it's offering hundreds of billions of dollars in common debt for more on this game changing agreement. We're bringing in our Brussels bureau chief Dan Michaels Dan. Thanks for being here. My pleasure Dan in our reporting we have called this. Relief package unprecedented. This is a big shift. Perhaps in the way that the EU in the past has really shown it's fiscal power. Indeed this is a dramatic shift for the EU because you members until very recently have avoided giving the central authorities in Brussels the power to issue debt or raise taxes but the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus has been so dramatic that this was the measure that they have decided on to stop the worst impact of the the recession that is hitting Europe particularly in the most Hard hit southern countries like Italy. Spain and Greece. Let's talk about Italy. Spain and Greece in particular. We spend a lot of time looking at the hardship among those three countries in this case the EU is saying the needs there are greater and were showing priority to the region. What sends out most is that the EU is willing to grant to those countries many of these the same countries that struggled a decade ago in the euro crisis but at that time Germans and other northern European countries only wanted to give them low interest. Loans Italy this time as a people remember was the first European country to be hit by corona virus. Northern Italy was devastated by the Italian. Konami was really hit hard. Spain was also hit very hard by the coronavirus Nelson for Greece because our economies are so dependent on tourism and summer travel and since the global economy has shut down it really has been damaging to those countries and so the economic after-effects even as Europe has reopened have been quite painful. And that's what these these measures agreed to this. European summit aimed to address. Let's talk about the to power players. Brokering this deal French. President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Merckel in particular has had this reputation of being very fiscally conservative yet. She's going out of her comfort zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shift here is one of the most dramatic elements of what's happened over recent days for more than a decade. She has opposed anything like grants to other countries She couldn't imagine giving her attacks. There is money to Italians or Greeks Spaniards with no strings attached. No interest payments. Nothing like that. But a combination of factors over recent months changed our view. One is a French. President Emmanuel macron lobbied her. Very hard on this. She saw how dire the situation was. When when CORONA VIRUS HIT EUROPE IN MARCH BORDERS WERE CLOSED? Supply chains shutdown. The economy can pretty close to grinding to a halt and there was a strong feeling that the EU itself could be endangered. She also. She's not running for reelection next year. She said she won't so that gives you a little bit more freedom. So she has over. Recent weeks made if not one hundred eighty degree. Turn quite a dramatic metamorphosis.
Air freight prices surging in a “perfect storm”
"The very brief recap of the politics of this economic crisis is that the major indices the algorithms that drive them took great heart day from indications that Congress and the White House have come to terms on a trillion plus dollar economic. Rescue package. Rescue is probably a better word than stimulus just as random observation because industry by industry indications are that there's not much activity left to stimulate restaurants and hospitality MOMS and pops throughout this Konami big companies to like airlines. So let us talk trade as a way into our news today because with airlines all but shutting down air freight is getting. Oh so much. More expensive commercial airlines are trying to meet the demand but that transformation from passengers packages is not as simple. As you might think marketplace's Sabrina sure starts us off. The price increases for airfreight. Internationally are insane alone to London to. Us lades wandering twenty eight percent and along the front foot to us laid out of nine percent increase over the last week. Peter Stallion A freight derivatives broker. At F I S. The prices have surged because the capacity available in passenger. There's no longer running on a lot of international. Flights passenger jets are also carrying cargo. Usually eighty percent of cargo. Travels this way. Those passenger flights have evaporated at the same time. Demand has ramped up for example for medical supplies. So we of have this perfect storm. Neil Jones Shaw is executive vice president for flex port and Industrial Shipping Company. He says Passenger Airlines are taking advantage of surging cargo prices and adapting most of the major airlines around the globe. They're all offering what they called. Many freighters loading up passenger planes with cargo. It is not an easy thing to do. Physically or economically Samuel Angle is senior vice president at ICF airfreight is directional. There's a lot more air freight that comes into the US from China for example than the other way around. So what you're asking is to use half of the plane largely in one direction to cover the costs or profit that would have been covered by the whole plane in both directions. That's a tall ask for now. Prices are high enough for that to work for now in New York. I'M SABRINA SURE. For
How will we know when the coronavirus crisis is over?
"Time Kinda doesn't have an economic meeting. At the moment I mean yes. Days go by the virus spreads but this economy or really big chunks of it anyway is shutting down and if the economy is shutting down does time have any economic meaning. Which even as I say that out loud I understand a little bit bleak. So let's not go there. Shall we let us deal instead with what is right in front of us which is and I think? This is the technical term economically. Unbelievable Neil. Richardson is at Edward Jones. Davidson is at the Wall Street Journal. Everybody so Neil. Let me start with you on a cell phone. Obviously for appropriate. Social distancing reasons I heard you think it was. Cnbc this morning right. Okay Yeah and and you said at one point We have not yet figured out. What the worst of this is discuss. Well if you look at the most recent batch of economic data. It's all been pretty good. I mean we've gotten really bad. Data Out of China but domestically speaking so. Us labor market looks strong in February and those initial conditions were strong in the end place. But over the last two weeks we've seen a complete deterioration and normal course of life the fact that we're all singing and these home offices not going to bars and restaurants not going to movie theaters not going to sporting events not travelling not going on cruises has a huge economic impact that we haven't seen play out in the data and we haven't seen play out in terms of Corporations earnings estimates for this year. And as that data roll. Then we'll have a better understanding of those with the real pull not just the human toll which is great but the economic toll of the candidate we got a number from Goldman Sachs either yesterday afternoon or today their latest estimate for GDP I would say growth but GDP collapse is really the number. First quarter was like negative six percent growth or something and then second quarter. Which is the quarter that starts on April? The first they're predicting Goldman Sachs's the the guys who studied this stuff there. Twenty four percent to the downside on Gross Domestic Product growth. What do you do with that number? How do you wrap your brain around? Yeah it's like talking about the federal debt right. Twenty three trillion. What does that even mean we can't? It's really hard to I think understand and translate What that will look like. I guess it looks like literally everyone staying inside their houses like Neil said no one going shopping. No one going out to dinner. Nobody going on vacation It it's just the everything grinding to a halt at once it. You know we think back to two thousand eight two thousand nine. In a couple of weeks ago people were making comparisons to that and some people are saying. You know that's really. We're not there yet. And it's just quite amazing. How in two weeks? Everyone's thinking not only. Are We there? But it is a very good chance worse than that and then obviously a lot of that downturn was spread out over many months and this is just happening instantaneously and so. I think that's where you come. You think of it that way you can you kind of see where that Dramatic drop off. You know how how that could happen. Wrote exactly so. Neil a talk to me then about that. Duration part of an end specifically as it relates to the trillion dollar bailout. That is being bandied about on Capitol Hill. This is of course Senate Republican leader. Mitch McConnell's bill a trillion dollars. Plus maybe a little bit Last number I heard was that it was twelve hundred dollars. Individuals in twenty four hundred dollars for a couple which in Los Angeles will not cover rent let alone Helped things stabilize to staff It's going to be a time will tell. And you say that time is uncertain. Time has no meaning but also whether this is actually an actual privy sodomy. I mean this was tried during the two thousand eight financial crisis giving some kind of funds to households. What happened is that a lot of people just ended up saving that money The more targeted funds more impactful there but if people can't go anywhere and can't spend it on anything. It's going to be hard to see how that money goes back into the real Konami and unless it's targeted for people to help pay basic living expenses like the rent Even in Los Angeles maybe half the rent. Let me ask you this And I know the answer before I asked this question but why is Congress and the White House dithering on getting this done? I mean we can see the damage happening in real time. I think they're just trying to catch up. I honestly think I was just saying a couple of weeks ago people really even though you could see it in China then you could see it in Italy I think again. It was just so hard to grasp how real Hell real that was and so we heard plenty of people saying Two weeks ago you need to pass something to send checks to people right now but There there was this this view and they're still have you to some extent that right targeted relief is important sending stuff to people who need it most but now. I think that there are. The conversation is shifting a little bit. Where right Congress's is kind of dithering a little bit? Yeah I mean. They're moving quickly for Congress but they're doing a little bit over you know making sure we don't give this to billionaires and millionaires and people who don't need it. There's a growing chorus of people sang. Just send it and we'll figure that out later We'll cloud back through through taxes You know when people file next year. Let's let's not wait. Let's just do this
Attention Capital's Joe Marchese on the crisis - and opportunity - in how we measure eyeballs on the internet
"Welcome to the digital podcast Brian. Marcy this week I'm joined by Joe. Marquel JOE is the former Fox executive who is now the CEO of attention capital an investment firm and operating company. That's focused on those media. Companies THAT CAPTURE ATTENTION. Attention is required. One property girl boss. Jani discuss why he thinks the attention. Konami is in what he calls a state of subprime. And why you can still build an AD media company in two thousand twenty but just not one that's based on. Cpm DISPLAY ADS. Hope you enjoy Joe. Walk into podcasts. I thank you for having known each other so long. We have this is this is Serious throwback here so going back to social vibe you're we're GonNa talk about Social Vibe later. Gay But what you're doing. I mean you've had you've had a really fascinating career. I mean I think when we first knew each other You start up then And you went through that startup pivoted. You did the pivot and everything this you sold it. Yup He had an accent the and then instead of doing the sort of serial entrepreneur route you went in to like a large media organization. Yeah and so You saw the innards of that right and now you're back sort of on. I would say the investor side but something more explain. What attention is so? I mean attention is a company. It's an IT's an operating company It's just a company that's built to buy other companies And and kind of that fit a particular thesis okay. What's the thesis That the entire global economy runs on top of the attention. Economy of which advertising is the most visible market And that the attention economy is in a state of subprime. Okay explain The mets like subprime. Yeah yeah the the metrics that we use to measure Attention or that we used to represent attention or becoming less and less tied to what people are actually spending their time doing so. I think that there's An opportunity right now to say that there are things that have better and more attention or higher quality attention than the metrics give them credit for I mean you guys talk about this plenty and digitally as cover the industry of advertising but in the in the chase of really what we'd call vanity metrics impressions and page views an There so uncoupled from what people are actually what quality attention is and so therefore things that have quality attention are probably undervalued of put simpler We've kind of convinced the world's been convinced by by big tech for the most part that everything can be measured And if you can't measure it don't buy it then that to me makes makes me think everything that's hard to measure is probably undervalued. Yeah but you've kind of been on about this for a while you're right because I can remember talking to you about different like different metrics. Vp and whatnot. Because you saw the problems when it comes to CBC or CPM right And then I'm sure like within than Fox. He saw the limits particularly of of how. Tv is measured. Yeah and and you know it's funny People assume that you'd really hate TV. Measurement as a digital person. Yeah but to be honest like I'm kind of bullish on panel data because panel data. It's hard to fraud Like like I mean they you know. There's there can be entire phone farms. In other countries that Census data like digital data. Pick up but sit at digital guys. Were always an usually. They're all guys. I were always railing against Nielsen. And how terrible Nielsen is and you get to the other side and your leg. Actually this isn't that no no. It's not that bad I will say like look. Nielsen can be inaccurate. But there's not a warehouse full of TV's racking fake impressions right like like panel. Data is a representation of What a certain set of people are doing. And then you extrapolate like. This is how much time we have the. You know. It's all the classic things like every every four there's more ad impressions in the world and digital world. The more people are watching more ads. And Chiavari think we're just trying to shove them in there so this is all true so why in the world of all the things that you would want to invest in would media. I mean it seems like a terrible. I don't WanNa talk you out of it. It's too late to do too late. I'm here explain to me why this is an opportunity so I actually think that I think there's a couple of things that that are huge opportunities right now which is As platforms grow and as as they chased these vanity. Metrics Trust begins to erode right quality. Goes Down I mean look all platforms engineered towards volume not quality. And and what I mean by that is they are if you make something for a penny and sell it for two pennies. You've made a penny of profit if you make something for ten dollars until it for twelve dollars you've made two dollars of profit. Humans like the two dollars of profit that makes sense computers. Say That none of that. Penny one hundred percent margin. Let's do that a trillion times right and that is why you see like some of the largest advertisers in the world on on the major platforms. are selling very low cost goods right so same thing applies to products as applies to news so in this world where trust is a roading. the curator brands kind of become king. Like no one goes to the front page of Amazon negotiating. You don't you. Don't start at the front page of time to go shopping. You come there with an idea of what you're going to buy And I think the great example of this wire cutter right. I mean wire cutter which you know. curates what electronics. You should buy. has built trust with the community Obviously The New York Times acquired a while ago but these curator's in wire cutter I think is to the next evolution of of the web. I guess we're still going at the Web. Go for here. What craigslist was to the window version? and then post craigslist. There was Angie's list and that was a brand being put on top of it. I mean I have something to shock you With Angie did not meet every contractor. Angie's list those are those are television. Commercials Yeah and that's a brand that got built up and why does that matter? We'll because people would start there rather than starting out a search engine or starting an open platform. I think what's interesting is particularly. Let's stick with the wire cutter as an example. I mean people in media. I think love love the wire cutter. I think with good reason Mostly because it's an anti-scale play anything algorithm mic. It seems like is gamed. Yes I mean because when you go to Amazon and like I don't know about you but if I'm buying those like okay the bestseller best reviews whatever and then you're like you know we've written about it you know there's Yup armies of fake one hundred dollars and anything that can be gamed like that will be and that's what brands are supposed to be. So I I'm a huge fan like I am. I am anti a lot of things in the way. Advertising is kind of polluted The Internet and chasing kind of the metrics that don't matter I'm a huge fan of brands. See Brands are the things that you hold responsible for that you trust too right like Brand less like Kind of commodities. If there's you know lead in the toy or they're you know the you know the classic stories of you know Tylenol. An the the brand is the thing that consumers hold responsible when you go to a platform It's almost like you. They're extracting the margin from brands. And I think that there's a huge role to be played in. In consumers minds to be building up brands that can be cures for them for different areas of life. Okay so this was the the the thesis differentiated. Good time because trust is is you know. I think there was that article Max read wrote. It does sort of everything is fake on the Internet a couple years ago. That sort of summed up this this period that you know we were talking over the years right. It was all leading up to this this primis of online advertising See Pile of money That'd be nice right money. It's attention capital capital. So it's a great way nickname your company capital and people like you and I can only imagine So how much what is like two hundred million. I NOT NON reported non real time to to talk. I don't know so. What have you bought so far So first partnered with James Murdoch's lupus systems we bought the TRIBECA Film Festival invested in controlling stakes together and then Girl boss most recently company. Okay so explain. Each of those different types of properties. But why does this fit your thesis? Well so you look at areas of life where people are looking for curation in so tribeca in the entertainment space and girl boss kind of in employment career Lifestyle and so the way we look at it as he'd attention capital is there's two types of things there's community brands so we define a community. Brandis if they threw an event. Would someone get on an airplane and go there Do they permission to curate? Some aspect of the world's tribeca. Obviously they haven't event They literally curate films. They don't make all the films they tell you. Here's what to see with someone. Where the brand on their t shirt. They don't have to be an apparel company but people would wear tribeca shirt and is the community self sustaining without always having to make content right because if you always have to make content. That's a treadmill that you have to run on versus. Is there a community of people who people go the events The thing that gets the most exciting about TRIBECA 's ethos as a brand that was founded after nine eleven downtown. We're here in downtown. New York and And the idea of independent storytelling equality versus volume. Like you just can't see that many movies like we have to be able to curate down to select few all of those things I mean. That's a brand that were incredibly excited about and a founder and CEO. And Jane Rosenthal that we want to work with and kind of expand I. I'm struck that both of them have a quote unquote events component. They're able to turn people out Yup We we are big believers digital so I might be talking my own book cure but we think that there is something to be said about you know and I think people are coming around to about being able to turn out a community of people. Hundred percent We are huge huge believers in in a I R L digital connection real life to digital connection that it's proof that you have that type of influence in the world like versus again factory said the algorithms can be game but people showing up at a movie theater camp. Yeah I mean like you know. I always went back to the sort of game. Of Game of thrones recaps. It's like you know the the reason that there were. So many. Game of thrones recaps. Is I mean it's not just because of like passion or the brand is it's it's because that's what turned page views right exactly. It's entrepreneur right. I don't hate the player. Geno hate the game. I agree on some of the players.
Myrla -, The Underground
"Went to college in Manila from nineteen sixty. Nine to nineteen seventy-one. I studied at the Philippine College of Commerce. It is a public college. That's being funded by the Philippine government. It wasn't area of hotbed of activism. Very close to the Melanie. Impalas were the president of the Philippines. Recites college was a time of turmoil in the Philippines tear swept? They called the first quarter storm. It was like an awakening on the part of the students understanding the basic problems of Philippine society. Why they spied verty Wedneday Konami so bad. It's also a period of fighting and battling the government. Our school is very close to enjoy and they had the battle of Mineola their students. Battling vesting students getting killed. They call it the days of Disquiet and the Knights of Greens. Washburn dug in my work. Video listen form of recycling bins. There's no other done in Nazi Not Democratic A. No it wasn't part of that kit because I was a free appearance always told me don't join that. Don't do that here. I just came out of high school however at school house in the battlefield and every day there would be room to room. Discussions people going around to explain issues. Margus Juggling funds from education to the military. He was preparing to declare martial law. So you get out of people becoming more radicalized in that situation in fact our professors Hadash go to the millennium balance to the park in front of it so there would be a lot of discussion groups and explanation and also clearly fighting the microadministration to stop the practice of putting more money into the military and also not having enough books. Not Having a better classrooms going into issues of sending troops the Vietnam and then also the relationship between the United States government in the Philippines. I was in that situation and I am hearing it everyday and then I started thinking. Yeah it does make sense to me. The Vietnam War was also an opening. It really opened my mind to the larger issues of our government still being dictated by the US in terms of policy. The treaty south are still existing. The practically makes us into a new type of colony so he started turning to the books in reading and listening more to though so came to the classrooms whom I earlier was debating debating for the reasons that they couldn't believe that we could change this society and so I started becoming one of them.
Seeking Climate Positivity by 2030, Ikea to Overhaul Entire Business
"I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily happy Friday friends. Twenty twenty could be the year when a new kind of rivalry moves front and center sustainability. We've seen it before as younger consumers increasingly demand environmental and social responsibility more and more companies are pledging to clean up their supply. Chains use recycled plastic shrink water. Use in fact we reported on such business where late last year when we talked about target and Walmart racing to outshine in each other's use of solar power this year expect this race to eco-friendliness to start becoming his. Commoner rivalries more traditional measures of success like sales in profits giant furniture retailer. Ikea kicked it off in December by pledging to invest two hundred million dollars to become climate positive by twenty thirty. What haven't heard the term climate positive. Well it means reducing more emissions than an organization emits. That's a big deal for global companies like Ikea which has more more than four hundred twenty stores worldwide in order to achieve climate positively. Kia can't just cut down on travel. Use more renewable energy it has to rethink how how it designs all of its inexpensive furniture in the first place along with how consumers shop for it and how they eventually get rid of it. According to Fast Company in Short Short Ikea's commitment demands an entire overhaul of its forty six billion dollar business battle include choosing new building materials committing to responsible forestry Korean reforestation and helping transform the operations of suppliers and behavior of customers. I keep promising to step up. Its push for circular economy KONAMI. meaning that everything gets reused rather than winding up in a landfill. I is not the only large company to pledge. Climate positively other major announcements have come from Businesses like fast fashion retailer H. M. which has pledged to achieve it by twenty forty but as the Wall Street Journal noted industry has yet to agree on what the term climate aamot. Positively actually means for instance. I Ki- wants to do it. Literally without using carbon offsets like planting trees to make up for plane travel for instance but other firms embrace carbon offsets actions available to them right now even if they may not be perfect choices. Well it may be obvious but success S. is far from guaranteed here as CNBC noted I- Kia recently win in the wrong direction. In two thousand eighteen. The company reported emissions of almost twenty seven in million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent or jump of three percent over twenty sixteen. Akia chalked that went up to company growth. The business has aggressive aggressive expansion plans including building new stores in India. One question facing any large companies how to reduce emissions while continuing to grow. That's something I ki- appears appears to be studying
The Business Owner's Path to Success
"This is the entreleadership podcast where we help business. Leaders screw themselves their teams and their prophets. I'm your host Alex Judd and here at the start of twenty twenty twenty. We want you to hear something. A loud and clear from entree leadership. We exist to help this small business owner win and we get so so excited about that. And here's why we get so excited about that because it's possible and not only is it possible. There's a lot of things going on right now that if you have the path it's actually probable. That's right you can win as a small business owner and so today of the start of two thousand twenty entreleadership senior you leaders Daniel Tardy and Sarah Swain want to share with you. Everything we've learned to be true about the state of small business in America. It's better than it's ever been. There are more resources. There's more technology. There are more people talking about small business and how to have one and how to lead one the history of our country and it's not an economy thing it's a mindset thing and anybody in their basement can have a dream and decide that With a little bit of a Google search a little bit of turning some things on grass roots and getting scrappy they can start something to get off the ground and get the first customers and grow it and start hiring. And there's more tools and resources and knowledge than ever before and it's it's an incredible time access to that when you think about now ed click of a button. You can get answers to problems that you have or things that you're trying to achieve in just a millisecond and it's fun it's exciting and what we're seeing when we're talking to small business owners around the entire country is most of them are having a blast. Most of them are more excited about the future than even a decade ago. What business owners were saying about how things were looking and It's it's crazy. I think we hear stories of these big companies all the time or these flash in the PAN companies but I don't think people realize that a majority of the backbone of our economy are actually small businesses and how exciting that is that people have taken their passion into business and they are the ones who are providing the jobs and and they are the ones that are driving the Konami. We just don't get to hear about them every day. That's powerful and we see all the time. How small business is the backbone of the American economy? It's keeping this this economy moving but at the same time it's almost like there's this dichotomy where we see the people that are winning and are crushing it right now but then we also see all the stats of so. Many businesses fail within the first five years so many businesses don't even get off the ground so many leaders crushed by the thing that they're building. So how do we look at those two things and how do we as an organization entreleadership respond to kind of that dichotomy. Well I think a lot of the stats are driven by people who halfway do it. You know. It's it's not. It's not that cautious so hard to build a business and so much work and you're really rolling the dice. If you think you want to go do this you really not if you're going to work hard and you show up and you believe in something and you're committed to it and you're GonNa take it seriously you're probably GonNa win but so many people dabble in it so many people kinda stick their toe towing the water technically you know air quotes they open a business and then three months later they failed. They close up shop. Well they weren't. It was a hobby. Maybe you know so that really kind of inflates the stats auto hobby or they are looking at these businesses. That are making the news and are spending money like crazy. They're not using commonsense. They think oh I can I I can do that. Too and make a big splash. And that's what success looks like instead of using common sense principles on what makes sense to really grow their business. They're comparing themselves in. They're trying to keep up with with the Joneses but in the business world in general it seems like it's not a good strategy to just do what you see on the news. We hear about the businesses that are big successes. But we don't realizes is is that is one business out of how many who have decided to take out debt and make big choices and take big risks in these massive ways and it looks. It's like it's paying off but that's one business out of how many that that works for right and I know so much of kind of our recognition in that over the course of the past. Several years has kind of brought us to a stage as an organization being entreleadership where we've got a renewed sense of purpose and direction as an organization so I love for Y'all to tell our audience a little bit about what that purpose is and why we truly exist as entreleadership. Our roots have always been the small business owner. Just just like Dave started all of this organization on a card table in his living room. If you got a card table you got a shot and somebody that can start something in their living room and grow it to. What Davis done is big national brand just inspires people at inspires me everyday and I work here? It never gets old and when I hear stories of people that had this grassroots beginning and then they're able to really build something that has a significant size and magnitude and his providing jobs and making a difference in the world and serving their customers like that's the American dream and so because it's our story as a company and it's what has become the story of thousands of business owners that we've helped transform from being stuck or being early on onto really being a peak performing business. We just get so lit up about that story that we have doubled down and just said that we're stubbornly committed to small business. You know it with a a big brand like this. We get pulled towards what about leadership in corporate America or you know what about just general leadership or high performance habits and productivity and. I'm a fan of all that stuff but when we're trying to be all things to all people were nothing to nobody so we really focused on that. Small business has been a struggle. I wish I could say that. This was super easy and super clear to us all along. We knew we had this passion this heart but by degrees other people were drawn into the information we are providing and we looked up and we had people in there that weren't necessarily really small business owners and we really found ourselves going okay. This is a turning point decision. You hardly so I just said that. So beautifully and as absolutely the drumbeat of of our area you know this but there was a year and there were we had to make some decisions and say are we going to double down on this or are we going to start broadening our our business and what we offer and providing this and we're certainly not mad at those people they can come and sit in the room and join the conversation but we're not going to change our content and who we are to serve everyone. We are stubbornly committed. Exactly as I said we have such a passion and such a heart for the small business owner who is out there grinding. It out day in and day out. You know making sure that they're meeting payroll and they are better leaders and business owners family members because of what they're doing everyday that is what we love A love that a no Oh steph. Godin has talked on this podcast before about the difference between being a wondering generality or a meaningful specific and it was a powerful day for me as a team member member to sit in the room that y'all were leading the meeting and you said were putting our stake in the ground. We exist to help the small business owner win so out of that now that we have have that clearly defined purpose the small business owners who were out to serve. What is the next step from that? Like how do we start to really get specific about how we're going going to serve that group of people as entreleadership. Alex your exactly right. Our heart is to help the small business owner win. What we figured out is? It's it's if we can help a small business owner win the compounding effect of what then they will do to build an incredible team and that team has families and those families have children and in that business has customers. There's just this incredible butterfly effect that if we can get to the small business owner and help them where indirectly can help thousands more people through them. And so that's what we really get excited about focusing on and when you ask what what is next when we go. We're here to help. Small Business Owners win we have to zoom out and go what makes a small business. This owner not win.
Rakhine Rebels Say Myanmar Official Killed in Fighting
"Buddhists insurgents in near monsoon official of the governing National League for democracy they held captive in recalling stage was killed during a military operation this week Konami rebels named the official as a thing who was taken prisoner two weeks ago and the said the rebels were entirely to blame for his death
These Are The WORST Games of 2019
"The worst games of twenty nine thousand nine all right and definitive. This is definitive and we played any of them. You and I have played one of them. Okay Yeah I wonder if I've played any of them I know I haven't I bet which means I did. Good Yeah you chose wisely. That's true we put up an article on this This week the article was very specifically the worst reviewed games and it was based on the metacritic scores. Because the truth is allow. These games idea doesn't even review because if it's a game that no one's ever heard of it's not doing anyone much services say hey here's a game you've never heard of. It's really bad. That's a good way to not very useful information information. But there's some high profile games from high profile Delo developers and publishers like squaring and left alive. Whoa you remember that one? No and it's Square. Kleenex live weight in review. We did that one. Yeah okay so we're only talking about the ones. We reviewed. Okay well there might be one gender Eh. Critics gems Yeah this is actually our lowest score the year three point eight. Wow that's as low as we got got. Yeah that is a rare the score for us. Yeah let's have. Some people were interesting. Because it used the artist that used to work a metal gear so the art was sort of reminiscent of Medicare but Kulik Kulik pinky like kind of style. Yeah Okay in our view. Call The creek creaky and frustratingly broken mix of stealth action. That's just what you want. is frustrating frustrating stealth any game. That's the worst combination possible so three point eight is as low as got. It's been a long time since we've given out like a one. I looked. Yeah I think two thousand and five what was it. It was like Elf bowling but it was ever boy it was elbowing one and two one. One carts yeah. That's really when you what about like bowling was free as like a flash game that you played free. But you'd rather pay for it. You WanNa play on your Nintendo DS. At least a two. If there's two games in their oneplus exact maybe it was one zero or two point five. We were in a meeting where a pair told us there was zero given even out and we said what was it for immediately. Should the name of a hockey game that we've never heard of so. I don't know if it's true or not I want to say I don't know if I want to say it was a an Olympic game it was it was a hockey. We're all right. It's both of them. They re released that year is hockey game and the review is zero and it says when you make a new game will write a new review. Yeah it was just. It was last year's game with new box art which I think happened with Viva this year actually on switch. But that's in their the twenty legacy addition addition for that was a switch version and I Jeans Review. I think it was Simon reviewed. It said this honestly no genuine reason. I could give you to purchase fever. twenty-nine switch if you already own fee for nineteen on switch which we gave it a four and even nineteen was matic. Simon should have given it zero that wouldn't really reserves Zeros for like utterly broken. I can't barely low the game. I'm not confident. Giving his era wouldn't break something on energy. I if I were I would make it my goal to make a game that I would review and give zero two. So how would you so that you can get the Guinness World Record for quickest failure. Well I think the point it would be a lot of copies because it's bad that because we get attention women get attention because it got zero. I'm picking up with SAM. swigging down what. He's saying. Novelty like Munib on twitter. Actually broken game generally ignore Games we get us to review it the slap slap on like marvel on the title thanks Star Wars. And you just can't let expensive license and zero game. Sounds like a really bad journey an evil Virginia's that Evil billionaire genius. And that's exactly what it's been my time doing or if it came from a studio well-known studio that we typically review games from either they can throw all their money away and with crash bandicoot literally crash like it just crash crash. That's the only way to get zero. A Contra game came out this year a new Contra Game Longtime Damon forced me to play we did play it and play. We haven't talked since looks like we're talking to each other right now but I'm actually talking to Tina Justin only Samsung even in the room. It's weird record. Santana San Spread separately. So who do we play. Cj I think to the three players top down Contra game and to be Fair Contra has had top down segments before entre three the alien wars. Yeah but it's just it wasn't didn't feel like a contra game but it was like Okay Schutte top down thing gave it a four. That's not okay okay. It would be a sick Sam but but I didn't review it giving it a sick I play enough to review withhold judgment. It was pretty bad and it's just like honor consciousness in a very sad state of affairs over Konami right now so it's been a long running beloved game series. It hadn't seen a new entering a long time Hammond Hoof. That was not what people want. Can you imagine being the artists digital the metal gear art and then being like I'm out of here and getting your game review as a three point eight or do you think contras a good candidate for getting unlike the God of war style boot like take it very seriously. Lemur cinematography version just like lean into the seriousness of the character and like introspection inspection of his past bill and bringing all sorts bill. That's a good point. It's already a knockoff of Terminator Alien. Yeah so it's like like just maybe those franchises should make a game but I know alien have some pretty good speaking of all that this is a this is a tangent retake a strange corner I I just think new term bombed at the box office new Rambo bombed New Alien bombed last year or two years ago. I just wonder if like that. That's sort of the eighties. Installed your wells. Drying up or nine hundred installs franchises for very cheap and make a game that would get scored as zero journey. The silliest Yes yes exactly yet they did blade runner sadly also later honor which I thought was a good movie credible movie I loved that movie. Okay moving we on bad games worst games. WWE K twenty which has been pending? It's been bad for a long time to have a fever and w beyond there that are like that rejected by their audience is in that bad is really really crappy. Because as we're like the heights of their franchises either Games Assira could give that a four point three really really botched. WWe This year Mitchell. It's a buggy mess though buggy mess but his game play also feels notably worse than previous years. Remember this stretchy people running around doing so. I mean if you look at it as a comedy game. It's a nine awesome. See that's the thing if I had it for you that game aside from and not knowing anything about WB. I think it gets and pleasure out of it because it was just so stupid. Able there's vibrating through the ropes simulator. You Guys Know Avalanche Studios. What do they make you mad? Max and just 'cause yeah yeah they put out a game. This year called generation zero. No one knows that I know nobody knows that but it they put out a game and we gave it a four okay. I know it's crazy. You would think Max okay which is really good and just goes but they put out this generation zero game who've pretty bad and then there's Wolfenstein Wolfenstein Wolfenstein cyber pilots we didn't that's the VR game. We actually didn't review it but it has a fifty on metacritic in there. Much of the criticism is directed at It's a very short story. underwhelming comment combat in general lack of content. So it doesn't make everybody universally puke. nope is that would be a really cool. VR game another goal of mine all those people that play VR. And they're like Nah doesn't make me motion sick. I'll make in my next game. You want the badge for that. A terrible kind of a bad year for Wolfenstein youngblood didn't make much of an impact either. I didn't play it but I wanted to play it. I still want to play. That's that's impact. Can you believe the latest leisure suit. Larry the reviewed very well. It has a fifty if lead is Larry hasn't been good or popular appealed forever and had thirty years of games. Like how do you reconcile that. Who is making it an exchanging license and buying it and making more games? I just I don't get how it happened. I think it's the original guy critters. Don't make Larry Yeah. Speaking of Terminator there was a new terminator game called Terminator Resistance. We gave it a four. Don't remember that that might not just came out wrestling okay. What I was going to share leaser shoot suit? I can't say that leisure suit. Larry how did you just do that. And a lot of the original game had very body content and and so a to ensure that no kids played it. You had to answer trivia question when you booted the game up about that. Only adults would know what was the name of Presidents Reagan. President Reagan's Blah Blah Blah. Pretty good. I'm pretty good or like what were those jokes and Shrek that you didn't get when you were a kid that would be like. Yeah well you know whose voice of Donkey and Shrek where you can watch Shrek. Shrek on the gameboy advance. That's that was top of mind can watch it. Yeah Movie Gameboy. Advance video is a thing and it was striking another movie. That was two movies. He's on one cartridge. Maybe it was worse than trek. Yeah it was clearly. Yeah you're blowing my mind right now. Blew my mind that cart yes we we absolutely solution bag. Gb and it's not a game it's the movie is on only that but there was episodes of Nick toons shows and episodes of PLO. Come on and they were like thirty bucks for two episodes. They played on the kids. Like just 'cause there's laboratories on the size of a postage stamp uh-huh uh-huh isn't that crazy. That's crazy I never knew that. Yeah Super Interesting Oh crackdown three. That might be the most one of the most high-profile a high profile games on this list. We do it overall for but we gave the multiplayer component. Oh No I'm sorry. Overall got five the multiplayer four okay for my GM. Crackdown game. No crackdown was so good to not so good Shinmun three. That finally came out the one of the worst games this year. Five point nine now so just on the cop stats cusp of okay. Yeah Mediocre I think for five point nine nine runs down mediocre
Saudi Aramco Target Valuation Falls Short
"This. The Saudi Arabia state oil giant whose path to public markets has been filled with twists and turns. It still expected to list its shares in December. But now we're reporting that Aramco. Mm Co is considering evaluation of up to one point seven trillion dollars. That might sound like a lot of money but actually falls short of what Saudi Arabia's Prince Muhammad bin Salman had been hoping for. Ben Dumont is in London so Ben Walk me through this valuation. Why did Aramco decide to go? With the lower. Our end of the spectrum the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia he was targeting a valuation of two trillion but based on the price price range. That was released over the weekend. They're targeting now a range of Valuation of between one point six one point seven billion a trillion. Sorry sorry that's That's quite a big number. Obviously but it falls well short of what the Crown Prince wonted Part of that reflects the fact that institutional investors still think at that level that Valuation Company is still too expensive they were they were interested in evaluation of one to one point five trillion. At that point you would have expected a lot of international interest but the crown prince now is kind of a tough spot where he's GonNa have to rely a lot more on local Saudi investors To make to make this. IPO success success but this is accompanied. It's more profitable than apple. Why is this valuation coming in less than expected? What are investors worried about the worried about a a lot of political and economic risk? That's attached to Aramco even though it's the most profitable company in the world its earnings are tied to the oil price so so they can be very. The earning can be very volatile for example in the third quarter profits were down eighteen percent year over year to reflect the the Laurel braces uses and the risks are compounded by the political risks. That come with Aramco you know There was the attacks on their oil L. facilities and in September and that sort of reminded investors that investing in Aramco means. You're exposing yourself to a lot of political risk geopolitical Chris that you wouldn't say if you bought shares an excellent or or Chevron so this valuation of one point six to one point seven trillion. I mean that would mean means that they'd float around twenty five billion dollars so would it lose this world's Most Valuable IPO title that we've been tossing about for what feels like years now. It could. It could if it's if it's priced at the mid range of the valuation then the size of the actual IPO would fall just below just shy of twenty five billion which is sort of the threshold for the biggest set in two thousand fourteen by Alibaba Alibaba. So it's a big it always a blow to the economy because the reason they're doing Saudi Arabia's doing this IPO is to raise money to diversifies Konami way from oil same time. There's a lot of eagle behind This idea of being the biggest IPO IPO ever carrying off the biggest IPO. Ever and so far that that's at risk. And what does Aramco have to say about all of this. Well they've been in fairly. They've been silent. I mean I see the mark. The rules around marketing and I appeal restricted company in terms of what they can say publicly glee. They've issued their the target price range. They've they've come out and said we're we're committed to a growing dividend to try and make it more attractive They've launch a major marketing campaign in Saudi Arabia to to get to drum up local interest. they're getting the banks there to provide loans to two locals to buy the shares but one telling thing about the disappointment. That Aramco's feeling is over. This process is is the fact that Aramco is not going to adopt the rules required for them to market the offering over over the next two weeks to US
"konami" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"I dunno greetings kf gd mundane greg and same viscous sunni acquiring new developers thinking about it i realized an opportunity which leans into this what if sony acquired konami video game i piece possibly excluding p a as a as they rose new mainly for two reasons metal gear and silent hill if they're really aiming for hardcore gamers with the playstation five what better way to bring back silent hill a series that many people in twenty nineteen might not even know because gonna die but do it right finding any team who's made one of the the wanna be successful pt inspired games and let them make it on their own take take their own take on zanu sacramento gear it would be good for sony investing story driven sps an with the right people behind it who's the say couldn't be with metal gear meanwhile they could snap up into creates an give them full control over castle mania contract cetera as they've done very well with mega mega man gun volta bloodstain free call excetera what do you think charles davis and it's it it makes sense charles on the pie in the sky won't happen thing commies not gonna give up these ivy 'cause i'm doing fine with them just sitting on ice there pachinko machines everything else doing fine while you're way this maybe they'd license at out i could totally see them licensing out these only do it but that's a metal gear and silent hill you're silent hill thing doesn't hold water for me because again what the article was right at that sony playstation five they're thinking about a scoop it more studios they're focusing on aaa play games for gamers they're not really supporting indies so silent hill wouldn't be given to in indy they'd want silent he'll be give it to another aaa thing writing those two license from conomic giving the aaa publishers similar to and insomniac spiderman deal break and then that's why i also think it doesn't make sense for them to go anti creates would be like here's catherine you contract cetera because those are those are more eighty titles granted bigger i p but indie titles that please dish apparently according to i've heard is working out so well i mean i i agree with you i mean my my main take on this is that it's it's it's it's a real tragedy in somewhat preposterous there's some of the biggest franchises in in in modern video game thinking about lights just said silent hill metal gear contra mega man castle vania just sitting around doormen fallow for years perhaps generations because nami of might have found a better way to make money with particular machines and that's fine they did their job is the compare it's it's a real shame the game so why not make even more money unlicensed these properties out to people that will be good stewards of them and take good care of them and we could have a new metal metal gate is a tricky bogging metal gate without could gene and there's a whole other issue that would have even looked like you're alive but what butts but i was in playstation five i want aaa games i wanna buy studios cool jima productions we would like to buy you make your first party studio great konami we would like the license vip there you go to a gym everybody runs kerry shuhei you're shooting around on their shoulders year season could dream it totally just say no then anything he's moved die after everything that's happened.
"konami" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"For the US Konami, the consumers internet estates and the Mexican economy, official tells CBS news. President Trump in his Mexican counterpart have not spoken directly. And they are the only two people who can strike a deal this UBS as we JJ reporting. Meanwhile, a top Ford, executive says that he's encouraged by the progress being made in the talks to prevent tariffs on Mexico w j ought to be reported. Jeff Gilbert with the update tariffs on Mexico would have a significant impact on the auto industry says Ford president of automotive Joe Henrik's, but Henrik says he would be surprised if this controversy goes on a long time optimistic that what we're seeing already is good cooperation between the Mexican government and the US government. And that people will work together to find a solution that isn't harmful to the US economy and certainly the auto industry. Specifically Henrik says things are complicated as threatened tariffs are based on immigration issues. Not trade issues. Jeff Gilbert, w w j NewsRadio nine fifty the US house yesterday. Introducing a resolution to hold attorney general William bar, and former White House counsel, Don Mcgann in contempt of congress chairman don't have to necessarily get a vote on the floor of the house. If they want to go to court to enforce these subpoenas, they've been sending out, they're going to be able to just go directly to the house counsel, which is controlled by the majority party in the house out by the Democrats, and say we want to intervene. We want to go to court and seek civil enforcement of these subpoenas. So tried to get the courts to rule that anyone in the administration who is refusing to hand over documents to the congress has to do so CBS news, Capitol Hill, reporter Rebecca Kaplan, Joe Biden changing mind about the Hyde amendment. That's a long standing congressional ban on using any federal healthcare money to pay for abortions. Biden's decision comes days after a comes after days of intense criticism from rival rival democratic candidates and women's rights groups CBS news is Elaine Kahane. Reports the original version of the Hyde amendment passed in nineteen seventy six it was one of the first major abortion restrictions to be signed into law after Roe versus Wade. The Hyde amendment bans, the use of federal funds to pay for abortions. The original version allowed an exception to save the life of the woman, later versions, added exceptions in cases of rape, or incest. Speaking in Atlanta, Biden said he agreed with critics who framed the height amendment has another abortion barrier that disproportionately affects poor women and women of color. At least one cadet is dead and others. Dozens of others have been injured effort accident of the us military academy at West Point yesterday. This is superintendent Lieutenant General Daryl Williams involved in the standard training exercise, that occurs as a part of their military training program here at West Point. One could at is confirmed deceased, as of ten fifty eight AM the other injured personnel receive care at Keller army community hospital and various other regional medical facilities. Their injuries are not life-threatening. William says a military training vehicle driven by a soldier overturned on rough terrain, WBZ news time four.
"konami" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Closely. For the US Konami, the consumers internet estates and the Mexican economy. A White House official tells CBS news. President Trump and his Mexican counterpart have not spoken directly. And they are the only two people who can strike a deal that is we Jiang reporting tonight, federal prosecutors say, the leaders of a notorious white supremacist, gang are charged with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons. An attorney is charged with helping smuggle drugs and cellphones, a total of sixteen area and brotherhood members and associates are accused of running the extensive criminal enterprise using contraband cellphones and other illicit communications despite its racist philosophy prosecutors say the area and brotherhood had a drug smuggling partnership with the Mexican mafia the FBI and CDC are investigating the deaths of American tourists at the same resort in the Dominican Republic CBS news. Correspondent Janet champion has new developments, canoeing together. Other Edward homes and fiancee, Cynthia day. We're having the time of their lives at the Bahia princi- pay LA Romana resort in the Dominican Republic. The Maryland couple posting photos on social media saying they never wanted to leave. They were found dead in their room may thirtieth just got engaged. They were celebrating just five days earlier, maranda shop Warner collapsed. And I just hours after arriving at a sister hotel at the same resort, the FBI confirms. It's investigating the sudden death. Preliminary autopsies indicate all three of the same cause fluid in the lungs and respiratory failure. No toxicology report is available yet in a statement, the resort claims maranda shop Warner died of a heart attack. A family spokesman says she was treated for a heart issue, years ago. But was recently in good health. We don't have any answers of what happened down there, the desktop that memories for Don McCoy, whose husband David died in the Dominican Republic last year, he was able to. Breath. He wasn't able to talk. He was sweating. Profusely a new development in the death of Texas couple. Vacationing in Fiji. Authorities have ruled out the flu in the deaths of Michelle and David Paul Janna champion, CBS news. Los angeles. So no mistake is celebrating a new five story ninety unit housing complex for its employees. The marina crossing apartments is located adjacent to the pedal, Luma, marina SSU purchase the complex and designated it for faculty and staff residents are moving in this weekend. So mistake hopes to provide on campus housing for half of its students by the year..
"konami" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"They need the United States Konami. They are not going to destroy it. But rush, but rush I hear so many people saying that China is the enemy in a sense. They are because the cons are communist. They want world domination. Did they destroy Hong Kong? When the Brits gave Hong Kong up to the checkout destroyed. No, it's still sitting there as it. Always was the guess who owns it runs it and collect seven from it. Beijing. The descendants of mount Saint tongue or mouth Zedong, depending on your preference. They're not gonna destroy the United States at Konami. They would love the United States to go communist. But see, that's you can't have US Konami communism. It's not compatible free market free. Anything is not compatible with with communism. The bottom line is nobody can compete with a free market. And we have been at a total disadvantage with the cons. They have a closed market. Ours is open we've been welcoming whatever they make whatever American consumers want Yuban able to buy it. You've had a chance at vying. If you're gonna Ford it you can buy it made in China doesn't matter. That's not the case with TriCalm citizens. They do not have access to American goods. They've got access to a very tiny amount and the tariffs the Chinese government 'attaches make those goods cost prohibit. You wanna why can't cell phones in China? Ample is having an iphone problem in China. It's not they can't sell them. It's that Samsung while way apple some of the other native Chinese firms are able to undercut apple. Fifty percent. Now apple right now is not subjected to tariffs either way. But but Beijing is holding that out as something they might do. They might start putting tariffs and Trump is is is got his own position on that. As as well. But an American company simply cannot compete in the Chinese market. With domestic Chinese manufacturer. They can compete in our market because we permit it because we're free and open about it. But it's been an unfair arrangement for decades, and is in the process of being fixed. And that's what the terror of trade war is all about. We got people restored market. Russia's don't five. There are fifteen nations. This is gonna shock you. There are fifteen nations in Europe. I'll print list out here in a minute. Because it would be good for me to tell you what they are do, you know, what negative interest rates are. It's where you pay the Bank, the keep your money. There are fifty nations in Europe interest rates are so screwed up that depositors pay the Bank a fee to keep their money in some of these nations. It's very high. If you have. I'm gonna give you. Border plate number hang on some of these calling. It's wrong number. You got let spam out there. How do I know? It's a wrong number because I know the two or three people call me anyway the. If you have if you have one hundred thousand dollars in a Bank in one of these companies, it will cost you twenty five hundred dollars a month for them to keep it. Well, look what happens if people this country when they go to the Caymans when they Bank when they Bank offshore what happens to people here. Yeah. Used to be safe. But now, even Swiss banks report on you. Swiss banks. It's all about who you are. Now, the reason I bring this up is because everybody saying everybody's saying that the Federal Reserve. Needs to do something. This Federal Reserve interest rates are not gonna fix the trade war interest rates interest rates have to do with economic activity. The chairman of the Federal Reserve. Does not need to be raising rates right now because of a so-called overheating economy. He needs to be lowering rates if the way to look at this is in your on the right track here sturdily if in fifteen countries in Europe, it costs you money to have a Bank, hold your money. Why not sell the United States is a place for deposits? We got fair interest rates here. You can actually earn some money by putting your money in the United States, Bank or investment portfolio..
"konami" Discussed on 600 WREC
"United States at Konami. They are not going to destroy it. But rush, but rush I hear so many people saying that China is the enemy well in a sense. They are because the cons are communist. They want world domination. Did they destroy Hong Kong? When the Brits gave Hong Kong up to check homes destroyed. No, it's still sitting there as always was. But guess who owns it runs it and collect seven from it? Beijing. The descendants of mount Saint tongue or mouth Zedong, depending on your preference. They're not gonna destroy the United States at Konami. They would love the United States to go communist. But see, that's you can't have US economy and communism, it's not compatible free market free. Anything is not compatible with with communism. The bottom line is nobody can compete with the free market. And we have been at a total disadvantage with the cons. They have a closed market. Ours is open we've been welcoming whatever they make whatever American consumers want Yuban able to buy it. You've had a chance at buying. If you're gonna Ford it you can buy it made in China doesn't matter. That's not the case with Tchaikovsky citizens. They do not have access to American goods. They've got access to a very tiny amount and the terrorists the Chinese government 'attaches make those goods cost prohibit you wanna way apple can't cell phones in China. Ample is having an iphone problem in China. It's not they can't sell them. It's that Samsung wall way APO some of the other native Chinese firms are able to undercut apple. By fifty percent. Now apple right now is not subjected tariffs either way. But but Beijing is holding that out as something they might do. They might start putting tariffs and Trump is is is got his own position on that. As as well. But an American company simply cannot compete in the Chinese market. With domestic Chinese manufacturer. They can compete in our market because we permit it because we're free and open about it. But it's been an unfair arrangement for decades, and is in the process of being fixed. And that's what the tariff trade war is all about. We got people market regime. No five hundred points. There are fifteen nations and your this is going to shock you. There are fifteen nations in Europe. I'll print the list out here in. Minute because it would be good for me to turn to what they are know what negative interest rates are. It's where you pay the Bank to keep your money. There are fifty nations in Europe interest rates are so screwed up that depositors pay the Bank a fee to keep their money in some of these nations..
"konami" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Employees. But the drivers are actually their customers. They basically say that their platform is for the drivers not for the writers. So that you know, they are providing a service to the drivers. And the drivers are using that service. Not the writers speaking with Jacob Passi reporter at marketwatch. He's written a piece entitled Uber doesn't want its drivers to be employee's. Here's why that matters. I they're the customer Gyan. I guess is sort of we are giving you access to a customer list, right or a database. View it as you know. And this is true of a number of platforms would be kind of similar to how you know what site like thumb tack would probably view its customers as the independent contractors who are applying to be a wedding photographer home contract or whatever disservice. Someone consumer looking for and we're kind of you know, takes the same approach. They basically they think their platform is is a means for the drivers to find writers, not, you know, I mean for writers to find Uber employees to drive them around. And and you know, this is not unique to birds a lot of companies in the gate Konami, you know, operate in the same way lift made similar statements before they went public into card has faced lawsuits over how they pay their workers. You know, this is this cuts across the whole gig economy. And to your point you did a little breakout on how that Uber strategy effects workers in the gig economy. Explain that a little bit. Of rights that you have as an employee that you did not have as an independent contractor. You know, for instance, you know, bare bare bones minimum wage minimum wage laws apply to employees, the company's not independent contractors things. Like the time things like workers compensation all those things. Depend on your employment status. Whether you're an employee or an independent contractor Jacob Passi reporter at marketwatch twenty minutes now in front of the hour, all This.
"konami" Discussed on Couples Therapy
"We experienced with our parents in a booming economy in the eighties nineties, and now that that Konami has jumped into the sewer and drowned it's face in the feces stained water of the sewer sick. We left to with thinking that we should be able to do whatever we want own a home loan to homes. Fuck. Yeah. Why not own seven cars, whatever whatever it is. That are fair. It's thought they could do and did do we can't do that stuff. But we still have the desires to to own seven hundred cars seven hundred car want be Jay. Leno. I wanna be said feld. I just want to have cars everywhere. I wanna be I wanna have thirty cars melted together to be my home in yet. We don't own one right now. I don't think it's just that. I think it also has to do with the fact that you, and I are both, you know, freelancers one of the big reasons iting dislike I was sure how you made a living as an actor or a writer, which is why I had to get laid off from my regular job to push me into doing this. Because I did not grow up in this way that just said like jump in the net will appear you know, what I mean. It's like jump you gonna splatter and people going to be mad at you messing up their shoes. Like, I didn't have that idea. And so it's just been interesting in like, especially like in us moving here and doing this more, you know, we're closer than we've ever been to the things we wanna do. And yet I am like so anxious. But then you guys real talk. I really do love to eat my money. I stay buying meals when it's like homegirl like oh my God on Saturday night. We didn't have any food in the house, and I was so tempted to order food, but I was like we gotta stop. We gotta take a break. So Andy was like all right. I'm making some you know, we make New Orleans are telling you. I try to keep tempting you with food in the house. I spent I was like what about this? What about this? Joan. I didn't want a ding flat bread. Okay. Split in half. No less but Indians up. He rose some broccoli and then put four soy nuggets each toaster oven. And that's what we have a dinner, and it was fine. But I was also like I'm gonna have to buy food later. Well, I guess it's less about granted you guys bigger than I've ever been truly struggling with my weight and my journey, but it's also I think. For me, the act of ordering food is a feeling of power and a feeling of control over some aspect of my life. Which is why I think I liked to do it so much because as literally saying I won't that thing. Bring it to me. It's a close all beat like lowered your job for Henry load. Your the Joffrey of takeout. Okay. Yes. I never seen game of thrones. Is that what he's? Yup. Okay. Yeah. I think he's a boy prince, right? He's a he's a mean little asshole. That's me. I, but I want my food. I'm not as mean as Joffrey..
"konami" Discussed on CarCast
"England is a service industry Konami, and they show the signs of that. And the problems with that in order to really make money and to employ a lot of people. You gotta have the margin that you can generate by making a product for X, and then the value of the product being that much higher. You know when it comes down to service. It's so much an hour. Yeah. That's it out or you know, I kind kinda got this lesson early because when Mike. Dad worked at a place called five acres, essentially an orphanage when I was young out the Dina. And like I remember every year. He'd be like, oh, we gotta go try to get more money. It'd be like, yeah. You have to go get more money 'cause your clients are your clients are kids that have been thrown out of their house like they don't eleven year olds who who smoke. They're not. They're not paying you. And I know you have to have that element in society to have hospitals for veterans and things in orphanages and all that kind of stuff. But what I'm saying is I learned real quick like that my dad's never going to get paid because Herrell business model you think about he doesn't have his. Clients to live money. They don't pay. So like all he can do is rattle. The Ken once a year and saving get a little a little money in it to keep the lights on over there. So I always thought to myself I want to go into a profession where I'm not it's not based on clients that don't have money. That's. You know, it's like your, you know, your past construction. The developer makes a lot of money. The stonemason is X. Right. Well, the the way the way the construction business works, and like the construction site works as the people that do the hardest work the labor that live literally digging ditches all day, they get paid the lease..
"konami" Discussed on WLAC
"There's an interesting cultural training, I've always maintained that politics is downstream. Of culture. The gig economy as it's called JiJi gig, a term that was really only used by aggies to refer to what you do to a frog. The stabbing motion. Or the act of stabbing. Or more commonly how musicians refer to having a a booked date for which there going to get paid a gig. We're going they even use it as verb. I'll talk to my music musician buddies, what have you been up to gigging hard means a show every night. The concept of a gig. Some work. Is really used widely by young folks today in reference to the gig economy, and that is things like Uber and lift. Where? Guy gets off work at five o'clock. He goes into his Uber app. He turns it on. And he becomes a taxi driver. Guy gets off from work five o'clock his car's in the shop today. He becomes a taxi user. So he puts into Buber. I need a drive. This is kind of car I want. This is the the level of car I want and I must say they're imperfect on that. But whatever. Want to Konami middle middle SUV, limo whatever and an exchange has been created..
"konami" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"The benefit of the doubt. But that can that can fade fast. And so what you have to do is you have to get engaged in a bitter Churchill here, and you have to explain to the people and speak to people reassure the people. About why this is going to work and why we have to stay. The course. But in the United States goods goes up in China an entire Konami falters. China runs a razor's edge on its economy and its growth while extremely extremely impressive. Is also necessary to deal with that ever-growing population and the successes that they want to have an show. In the United States. Donald Trump knows that he's got a term maybe two. He's in paying just created himself as president for life. You know, what he can't afford a restless people? He can't afford slow growth. He can't afford non-growth. He can't afford growth in on employment. Because his entire methodology a motorcycle, Brenda. And that of the party, the communist party of China must have this this level of growth to keep things. Humming disruptions are much greater felt. In a nation that so aggressively tries to manipulate its own economy by the the economies of others, how they pegged the dollar for currency valuations all sorts of things. So there's there's something very interesting to this. And and how this is working out where the pressure is being applied. There's also some conversations about made in China twenty twenty-five.
"konami" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Just a Konami is it I'm Pam who sell Fox News as the US economy roars, both President Trump and his predecessor are taken credit for it. President Trump loves to talk about the economy whenever he talks about the successes of this administration. The economy is usually one of the first things that he mentioned when he criticizes the media. He often says that we don't spend enough time talking about the economy. He says that the economy will lead Republicans to victory across the board come November. When you talk to Democrats, most of them will say that the economy is doing well now because of policies and steps President Obama took during his time in office and that any upward trajectory began during the Obama years that is something that President Obama agrees with FOX's Ellison Barbara outside the White House while speaking in Illinois guests today, President Obama said that the groundwork for healthy growth was established under his watch. President Trump countering in North Dakota. He's like in the economy under him to a rocket ship and overnight house fire in southern California has killed a ten year old girl the child's parents and three siblings or hospitalized along with a firefighter. That's according to local media in Los Angeles. One fire official says the mother was able to push the three children who survived out a window. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The surf is getting rougher along parts of the east coast as tropical storm Florence approaches. A state of emergency already declared a North Carolina as forecasters predict the system will regain hurricane strength these models. They look much more in agreement than they did before they're much more clustered. So that's giving us more competences going over plenty warm water. And at this point we expected to become a major hurricane. We would be talking about impacts being felt some time on Wednesday morning, right along the Carolina coast, FOX meteorologist, Rick reichmueller. Fox.
"konami" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Know you almost read my mind i mean how many of us you know i know him talk radio you know we're always talking about liberal versus conservative democrats versus republicans this versus that back and forth but i mean if you were brutally honest with me yourself and everyone else i mean how much of this affects your personal life on a day to day basis so that's what filters down to me i mean most of us are so preoccupied and rightfully so with the kids and what they've got going on in school and working and all the things you've got going on you know how much of this actually works its way into your everyday life to where it's something you have to spend a certain amount of time i mean it's different with me that's what i do for a living but i mean how much of your day whether it's morning with you know getting up and getting around getting ready for school and get ready for work and all that or in the evening when your day is finished and you're trying to put everybody to be how much of this that all these people spend so much time money and resource on how much of this actually affects you and your family i mean think about that for a second how much really how much of this really affects you now obviously jobs and housing and konami and so on that's a given but how much time do you really spend during a day you know thinking about this trying to work it so trying to work it out all right we'll find out this.
"konami" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"The food and you can get registered to win the kayak from konami tackle we got speaking of old guys we got an old guy right here waiting that's waiting to give us our coast guard auxiliary safety advice morning busy this martin well we had a we had a special guest that my has to give some time to so somebody doing somebody that sounds like they're trying to do good stuff for us yeah yeah listen i wanna talk this morning about lookout i know i've talked about it a bunch of times before on and off but evidently people are listening in that one of the primary primary reasons for boat accidents is a lack of a lookout or the lack of attention by the lookout coast coastguard now rule five says it every vessel sale at all times maintain a proper look out by sight and hearing simply put you got your people on your boat of gotta help you pay attention as to what's going on around here you know you you've got also as captain are the are the driver of the boat you've got to make sure you don't get so hung up on your new electronics the spend all your time with your head down on the dashboard like everybody does when they're walking out sidewalk we can't do that if we do that we were destined for a problem you know i think that given to look out on the boat an opportunity to help you out sometimes instills confidence and gives them something to do while you're going from point a to point me that's a good suggestion absolutely you know people want to help you they get on a boat you know i know a lot of your charter captains say hey just sit there and be still but seriously they wanna do something so that's the good thing you know and you i don't care who you are you can't hear those boats coming in from behind you and you can't always see those black crab traps down there the water so for goodness sake get some help their point people i mean point out and say listen please take the starve side please take the portside please take affect and help me out here you know i can't do it all it's just getting too crowded out there is that right or left from me jim i i got a picture here from captain mike with you with your handsome fellow i'm up against a break here pretty soon but you were on diners dies and drive in that was a couple of years ago down at munches restaurant on south st pete here yeah nice i love the show that's a good show we had a good time one more thing operation dry water is going into effect this weekend if y'all don't remember what that is that means that most all of the law enforcement agencies that are on the water including because guard are gonna be super zoomed in on drinking and boating so you shouldn't be doing it anyway but if you're doing it this weekend your chances are really high you give us a sign off i'm seconds away for the coastguard say pge info will be safe at real animal saturday we'll be right back after the traffic.
"konami" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Back then the road they lived on a dirt road and they lived at the end of it about a mile from route four this was in the north of the potato country and back when the appleby children were small the winters were icy and snow field and there were months when the roads seemed impassively narrow whether it was different than like a family member you couldn't avoid you took it without thinking much clayton appleby attached a sturdy snowplow to his sturdiest tractor and he was usually able to clear the way enough to get the kids to school clayton had grown up in farm country and he knew about whether any new about potatoes and he knew who in the county sold their bags with hidden rocks for wait he was a closed book of a man he inhabited himself with a konami but his family understood he lows dishonesty in any form he did have surprising and sudden moments of liveliness for example he could imitate perfectly old miss who ran the stoorikhel societies tiny museum the first flush toilet in aerostar county he would say heaving back is narrow shoulders as though he had a large resume belong to a judge who was known to beat his wife regularly or he might pretend to be a tramp looking for food holding out his hand is blue eyes and his children would laugh themselves sick until his wife sylvia got them calm down on winter mornings he let the car warm up in the driveway scraping the ice from its windows exhaust billowing about him until the kids tumbled down the salt dappled snow of the steps there were three other kids on the road to boys in the family and their sister charlene who was close to the age of the youngest appleby child a strange little girl named anne and was skinny and lively and so prone to talkative notice that her mother was not altogether sorry when she spent hours by herself in the woods playing with sticks or making angels in the snow she was the only appleby child to inherit the acadian olive skin tone and dark hair from her mother and grandmother and the site of her red hat and dark head coming across the snowfields was as communist seeing a nut hatch at the.
"konami" Discussed on Think Again
"To both i fully read talking to my daughter about the economy and i've read i've read a good portion of adults in the room i was very pleased to see such a book because i feel like you know you're you have this premise that the economy is too important to leave to the experts and yet people who don't feel like experts in economics often feel that they have no place at the table no place in the conversation it's all about democracy if the de mos is going to be allowed back into democracy if the people allowed to be in control of their affairs of their lives right through the democratic process you cannot say to them leave the economy to the experts because they gonna me on the capitalism is everything eight has maybe you and i would have loved to live in a world where they konami makes no sense like once upon a time we didn't make any sense was all about society history power kings and the login religion and all that but today konami per afraid and infects every pore of our bodies and minds so effectively when you say leave the the economists of the experts like saying let's go away with emocracy which actually we have done away haven't haven't now have an oligarchy that presents itself as democracy it is incredibly complex at least the way global capitalism operates at the moment it but it isn't well simplify it for us know you see economists do not understand the economy any more than you do because it's it is crucial to separate things in our own minds whether you're an economist not right they konami from economists theories about they are not the same thing right very good and understanding their models right but then we'll just have nothing to do with capitalism ro unlike in physics where physics through the process of experimentation and rejection of theories that failed in the in the lab they.
"konami" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"And the value of data to marketers i think this was my question what i was gonna ask and i'm glad you're going there i think what do you think about what's going on with face i was gonna isn't online konami sustainable if it relies so heavily on generating personal data for marketers to capitalize on i wish it wasn't but i don't think americans actually care i think the sad truth the side truth is that we don't give two craps about privacy we only care about wait did you help my side win or losing election oh you did okay then you're a bad guy and so now i'm at you and so because it fits conveniently into a current political narrative it's in the news and the center of attention very frankly if hillary had won don't think anybody would be looking at it at all i i suspect we'd never even heard of cambridge analytica it just passed hopefully under the radar i i don't think americans are ready or willing to care about their privacy and i think we are very happy to trade a lot of privacy and private data for free even if it actually ends up costing us a lot because facebook is very good at advertising to us and making spend money through the sharing of that personal data if you could remake the online world from scratch how would you do it oh i isn't this an episode of silicon valley aren't they doing a new internet or black mirror.
"konami" Discussed on The WIRED Podcast
"Yup if any fact i i think trump actually helps him because we're in an attention konami every time focusing on one thing we're not focusing on another thing so so i think that's that margaret is essentially harmless and then i mean then there's the third audience of the wider public do people really care about this is this really impacting them and they should i really hope they do but i don't think that anything came out of this is really going to take people beyond where they are very were maybe just maybe an increased focus on it there's been a lot of wearing of it but but i thought it was it was notable that on some of the big news shows in the uk they you would have thought that should be the lead story but it wasn't it was second or sometimes third because nothing happened over ten hours very very little happened well it's possible that actually lots happened but the will only realize much later these were incremental steps on the journey something bigger but in terms of was there a big can of tv moment the sort of thing that really penetrates through no absolutely and a lot of that was down to how well prepared zuckerberg wasi gone through over her on this they'd had fake hearings where he'd sat down and given evidence to tribunal of people put forward by facebook to make sure that he answer questions in the right way behaved in the right way and he did an awful lot of art have to get back to you which will get back to and also the format forty four senators asking questions for four and a half minutes now what we really need to hear was a prosecutorial take in someone who is going to a lawyer preferably who is going to drill down into the details over and over and over again and refused to let him get away with saying argh get back to you and i think that's how that's how needs to be.