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Fantasy Football Forecast: One BIG THING you should know for every Week 2 matchup
"I sit out the way New Orleans versus Las Vegas raters. We saw New Orleans showcase really really solid, really great defensive performance against Tom. Brady and the buccaneers They were pretty on disappointed as a team, lot of penalties on their defensive side of the front. The saints rebel to take advantage of that. La Raiders played against the Carolina Panthers last week and gave up thirty points. It's very possible that New Orleans doesn't look as Resi as they did against a really solid defensive front in Tampa. Bay and they might have their way with a raiders team that is still kind of pretty young and trying to get their footing and all this stuff. They don't they had an injury to majority of their wide receivers in the last game. So Dan, Waller seems to be their only solid option. At the receiving side of things that might mean there in Waller's uptick in target's share and my means, he gets an ends on this year or this week maybe something good happens for him I'm buying all the stock now I'm Kamara right now for this game, this should be Alvin Kamara. KAMERA's two touchdown, a hundred yards from scrimmage plus game. This is this is the one I wouldn't see why would be any otherwise and to be quite frank. I think that a lot of players on seem to have a really big game and this would be a really fun game to see trae Kwan Smith. I'm going to bring them up again. This'll be a fun game Trey Smith. Look to be a solid. Relieving game just for brevity and sake of saving saints, fans of fantasy fans alike, some worry as to what the saints offense can look like without Michael Thomas Soaking up a lot of the defensive pressure. All right. So Fancy implications all over the place you know Josh Jacobs. This could be a really good test to see just how much they believe in Josh Jacobs as a pass catcher because I don't know how much he's going to be able to do in the run game considering New Orleans is when had and still does on one of the better run defenses in all the football. I think the best game. Pound for pound this week has to be the night game on NBC, where New England is playing against Seattle that they're going to be playing in Seattle New England the we have a kind of banged up cam and she says it's the there's no hamstring issue but. Of Most people are saying that he does, Kinda. Have a little bit of a hamstring thing going on and we'll see how that affects him with all read option stuff and what we saw from last Sunday's performance maybe we started to see cam throw a little bit more, and then we can really see just what this doing his offense really has to offer for them sure that bill will have them ready for whatever and we saw sea hawks offense that basically let Russell Wilson do what people have been asking. Them to let Russell. Wilson do for basically the majority of the back half of the dense. You know twenty seventeen was to let Russ Cook and Cook did Russell Wilson? Do He only missed four passes? He had A. Great amount of yardage great touchdown passes de que look. Nice at times he did have some drops of course, Tyler Lockett looked really good. Chris Carson looked amazing. In the past game. We had some really good screens run in for touchdowns. They got tight ends involved the plethora tight ends at the seahawks own and their defense was literally flying around all over the place. Now, there are a lot of garbage time touchdown stuff in that Falcons game that I'm not GonNa hold against the defense when it mattered. Jamal Adams and of course. Everybody else in that defense just looked phenomenal. They just looked physical. They looked like they were flying around and making plays they look very formidable as team very formidable. So. That is a game as the May have a lot of implemented implications on things so KEEP IN MIND I think one of the better secondaries in the League is New England's granted they played against. The, dolphins but they did not allow that many receptions or receiving yards at all for either receiver on the dolphins and Tyler Lockett, and care very athletic fast guys but. It's going to be tough. Is GonNa be a tough about we'll see what happens. They may have to change up the strategy of leading Russ Cook for this game in particular and work through the old tried and true run the ball and try to make something happen later on in the game. But for US Russell Wilson owners like myself I hope they just let him throw the ball a little bit more that'd be nice. That would be fun I think we'd all like to enjoy that. So moving on towards another game I think the Baltimore Game at four, twenty, five eastern standard time on CBS is going to be a good one, Baltimore versus Houston. This game can go I think Houston is a team that kid look Jacqueline Hyde and they've been jekyll and Hyde ever since the Shawn Watson is come on that team and. Not Sage. It's the Sean played bad last Thursday. But he definitely did not look comfortable one hundred percent of the time and you just was trying to make plays. His offensive line wasn't there fully stout at all and when it was time to just throw throw throw things Kinda got out of hand for Houston Houston can't be a team that gets to behind too quickly or else it is going to be nightmarish for the offensive line. And it's going to be a bad day for Shawn Watson even though he can make miracles happen at will while Samour's in perfect position to take on a team that showcase bad tackling display. So this is a team. So if this is the time where you want to be like, okay JK Dobbins, he didn't have that many targets but hey, he got two touchdowns in is the time to test out the JK Dobbins is going to be. The album? Kamara. To Marketing Rooms Mark Ingram. So we'll see what happens here Lamar he this seem doesn't tackle well, Lamar could have himself a anywhere closer to forty to fifty yards rushing easily against this team if he wants it, and of course, Mark Andrews is a guy who I would think would eat very well against the Houston team that allowed drivers Kelsey to get like five catches in the first half with ease marched up and down the field with ease Look to see how David Johnson looks in his second bout. David Johnson had a nice surprise of a Comeback Week one performance that a lot of people were speculating was possible and he delivered for the most part. So that was encouraging for many people to go ahead and see so I wouldn't. Put it past him to do it once again. That's really really against the I think that Brandin cooks is still a bit. So that would not be. Great for folks owners. And I would be looking at anybody who has. Willie snead Willie snead was all over the place last week and it was almost to a shocking amount of how much willie snead was dependent on and I said Willie snead. That was not who I meant to say I meant to say will fuller will fuller will around the field for the Texans last week and I would like to see him continue that stretch because that would be. Pretty awesome to be completely honest. I. Would like to see a will fuller healthy and showcasing that he is here to stay in this league and thus it would not make me feel nearly as bad for short.
Horse racing leaders move to set national safety standards
"Week, a major announcement about thoroughbred safety today is a watershed moment. In the life of the American equine industry. Jockey Club vice chair Bill Lear was among the leaders announcing the formation of the horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority. The nine member body will provide uniform standards for all states that participate in horse racing. The new authority will be responsible for addressing medication used track conditions and other safety standards. Protect Kwan. Senate leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce the act, creating the authority in the Senate and expects it to earn
Trump's Postmaster General DeJoy will testifies before Congress
"Lewis to Joy testifies before Congress Today he is sure to be questioned about just how he is changing the U. S Postal Service. Joy has already promised to suspend his plans until after the election, but still faces concern about male delays and mail in ballots. That is especially the case in states where the vote may be close. Such as Pennsylvania, where NPR's Jeff Brady is based. Just about every summer. For more than two decades, Nancy Rothwell and her family have rented a vacation house at the Jersey Shore. This was the first year she ran into a problem with the mail. The realtor contacted me after about two weeks. And said, Hey, where is your money? And I said, What are you talking about? I mailed it in July. Sir, usually takes just a few days for mail to travel 80 miles from Roth Wells, Philadelphia suburb to the shore town. Fortunately, the check arrived, but just barely in time, three weeks from now. Tell him village to Ocean City, New Jersey is like ridiculous. The Postal Service declined to comment for this story. It referred NPR TOE. Postmaster General Lewis to Joy's announcement that cost cutting measures will be suspended until after the election to joy says the agency will be ableto handle whatever volume of election mail it receives. But postal service unions are not convinced. John Gibson is president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. Local 30 Wait, which covers Delaware. Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He says. Giant mail sorting machines that have already been removed aren't coming back. The trend facility took out 60 VCs machines, which sorts mail there not being returned. They're just not going to perceive with removing the other three. The loss of those machines now is a concern, says Gibson, because they also sort mail in ballots because of the pandemic. New Jersey is mailing ballots to everyone, and Gibson thinks not having these machines will slow down processing. Times. The steps that have been taken initially by the postmaster general have led to the slowing of the mail deliveries. No doubt about it. Ohio is another politically important state this election and at least one case, they're postal workers say equipment they thought would just be unplugged and covered with a tarp was instead dismantled and stored outside exposed to the elements. Ensuring it can't be used again. On top of these changes. Union official Gibson says the Corona virus pandemic also has slowed mail delivery. He says absenteeism among his members was up to 50% in spring, he says that's improving and has been cut in half. Still, even with change is suspended and workers coming back. Some voters like Yumi Kwan near Philadelphia are losing confidence that the Postal Service can ensure their votes will be counted and I going to get my mail in ballots on time. If I mail my ballots really get there on time. Voting is important to Quan. She's not a fan of President Trump, who won Pennsylvania four years ago by a narrow margin. With the Corona virus. She doesn't want to risk missing election day. Like if I get physically sick and I have to be hospitalized, I will not be able to go and vote. She signed up for a mail in ballot but has decided it will be best to deliver it in person. Jeff
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Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone to cast a ballot
"A conspiracy theory. Grow this large this quickly and be so divorced from reality. It basically goes like this. President Trump is terrified he's going to lose the election. And he's going to use the Postal Service to try to limit mail in voting as much as possible to in effect, disenfranchised Democrats and steal the race, just as he did with Russian interference in 2016. This conspiracy theory, however, has perhaps even less evidence than the Russia collusion theory. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes. We will systematically debunk this most ridiculous conspiracy theory. Way are not going to allow the president of the United States to dismantle the United States Post office and undermine the possibility that absentee votes could be used in the next election. And he also wants to do everything you can Two stirred out and the results of an election he thinks he's going to lose. So why do Republicans stand behind a Z attacks the most popular institution in the United States government? I don't understand why the president wants to block funding for the post office in order to prevent people from voting. That doesn't seem fair or right or leading. It doesn't seem like it is going to steal a lot of confidence among voters that their ballots are going to be counted right Once you start to realize that your entire states conduct elections with mail in ballots once you realize the history of the Postal Service is incredible Accomplishments, you know and how it's a backbone for the country. You know, you understand the stakes of what's going on here. You mentioned Republican leaders as well. Carl isn't this about moral bankruptcy of the Republican Party Democrats, aided by their allies in the left leaning media, been accusing President Trump of trying to rig the election by interfering with the United States Postal Service in an effort to have her mail in voting, But the simple truth is that there's no truth to this claim whatsoever. In May, a scathing report by the Government Accountability Office confirmed what's been widely known for more than a decade. The Postal Service is in deep, deep financial trouble since it's designated as an independent agency. It's not funded by tax money, but rather expected to support itself through the fees it charges for using its service. But as technology has made email and messaging communication far easier, and competitors such as FedEx, ups and Amazon have eaten into the post office's package delivery service, fewer and fewer people are paying to send mail. This has been a big and worsening problem. Since 2009 when the O designated the USPS as being at risk for fiscal insolvency, as it wrote in the report issued in May. Since Geo's 2009 high risk designation, the postal Services financial viability is progressively worsened due to declining mail volume. Increased employee compensation and benefit costs. An increased unfunded liabilities and debt. First class mail volume has declined 44% since fiscal year 2006. Additionally, employee compensation and benefits costs have been increasing, although the Postal Service's workforce declined from about 786,000 in fiscal year 2007. To about 617,000 In fiscal year 2013. The USPS is workforce increased to about 630,000 in fiscal year 2019. Finally, total unfunded liabilities and debt continue their steady upward trend. Now, this has resulted in the post office, losing roughly 78 $1,000,000 from 2007 to 2019. Senator Barack Obama recognize this way back in 2008 while he was campaigning for president, if you think about it Ups and FedEx. They're doing just fine. It's it's the post office is always a problem. When President Obama took office, his administration attempted to ease the financial crush on the post office by altering collection routes in removing mailboxes that simply weren't being used. In the past 20 years, The Washington Post reported. Back in 9 202,000 mail boxes have vanished from city streets, rural routes in suburban neighborhoods Mohr than the 175,000 that remain. Between 2011 and 2016 The Obama administration ordered an additional 14,000 mailboxes removed because they were underperforming, which the Post office defines his collecting fewer than 25 pieces of mail per day. This routine elimination of mailboxes to consolidate mail collection and keep operational costs down has continued since President Trump was inaugurated in 2017. But now President Obama and his vice president Joe Biden, are casting this as an attempt by Trump to keep people from voting. By mail as president, Obama told his former advisor David Plouffe, on a podcast this past week. What we've never seen before, is President say, I'm goingto tryto actively kneecap the Postal Service encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I'm doing the postmaster general said, would delay the approaching liquidity crisis. That was all the aid for the Postal Service in the cares act completely. Separately, The bill also gave $400 million to something called the Election Assistance Commission for distribution to states to prevent, prepare for and respond to Corona virus domestically or internationally for the 2020 federal election cycle. This, however, wasn't enough for Democrats and they're now demanding a $25 billion bailout for the post office in the next round of Corona virus relief funding, as well as $3.5 billion earmarked for mail and voting on Fox Business Network President Trump said. Well, that was simply too much. You know, there's nothing wrong with getting out and voting. You get out and vote. They voted during World War one and World War two. They should have voter ID because the Democrats scammed the system, but it's two of the items are the post Office and the 3.5 $1,000,000,000 The mail and voting Now, if we don't make a deal, that means you don't get the money. That means they can't have Universal mail in voting that just can't have it. So you know, crazy will be many more just nature. Now Democrats have interpreted this, says Trump, admitting he's deliberately trying to sabotage mail in voting by preventing the passage of desperately needed funding for it. But this claim to falters under the way to the fact of the post office can already handle the expected flood of mailed ballots this November. According to the Postal Service's annual report. In fiscal year 2019 USPS handled 142.5 1,000,000,000 pieces of mail on a typical day, the report notes are 633,000 employees physically process and deliver 471 male pieces to nearly 160 million delivery points. Now this year, That number is higher because the Postal Service has been delivering stimulus checks as well, A census forms now those alone added about 450 million additional pieces of mail. In 2016 roughly 136 million Americans voted in the presidential election. The number's probably going to be a little bit higher this year. If official set ballots to every single American who's registered to vote. That's about 158 million people, and then 140 million people returned ballots. The roughly 298 million pieces of mail handled over the course of several weeks would be well within the Postal Service's ability to handle them all. Now. Officials, of course, won't send a ballot to every American who's registered to vote, and not every voter will vote This too. His false. The changes were ordered to streamline mail collection and limit mail carrier overtime costs, which top $1 billion per year, as the Washington Times reported. In the past, postal delivery worked this way Ah, worker would arrive in the morning and work on various things in the office. Sorting mail handling holds on mail waiting for incoming mail to arrive. To prepare for delivery that often involved waiting around for hours and then starting an actual delivery route later in the day once started, a route has to be finished, and that involved workers going into overtime as they delivered through their route as evening approached. Did. Joyce plan, which is now being implemented in a pilot program in about 200 cities is called expedited to ST Afternoon Sort. A Shin or esa es un during a worker will arrive in the morning. Collect all the mail that was ready to go out and head out for delivery. It's known as retrieve load and go. Then, after finishing the delivery route, the carrier would return to the office and do in the afternoon. The office work that used to be done in the morning that way, when the end of his or her shift arrived, That would be the end of the workday. No overtime would be incurred. Mail that arrived to the office in the afternoon. While the carrier was doing office work would be delivered in the next morning's route. It would be ready and waiting with the carrier arrived for retrieve load and go. The effect to customers would be that mail was delivered to the office in the afternoon. It would be delivered the next morning. Instead of that evening, the effect of the Postal Service would be to save an enormous amount of money in overtime costs, streamlining operations and making the postal service more effective. However, this has been cast as mail carriers simply leaving pieces of mail, especially mailed in ballots on the floor for days. For weeks at a time. There's no evidence to support this baseless allegation. Justus. There's no evidence to support the notion that the Trump Administration has been removing mailboxes or mail sorting machines in an effort to a happier mail in voting. Mail in voting might be impacted by not but not by postal service operations but rather by individual state laws, which make mail in voting cumbersome, especially in New York, where a congressional primary conducted at the end of June still doesn't have a declared winner by the middle of August. The Postal Service, in other words, can easily handle mailed in balance. It doesn't need a $25 billion bailout, and it doesn't need $3.5 billion on top of the $400 million that has already been earmarked specifically for mail in voting. The Postal Service will remain fiscally solvent at least until the end of 2021 but efforts to change it efforts listening to the Dan O'Donnell show. For your virtual ticket to be a part of music history on the capital. One fan Wall Interactive video experience with our star light on our 2020 I heard Radio Music Festival starring BTS. Coldplay Came Brown with special Guest Khalid Keith Urban Mego, smiling Cyrus Thomas Rhett. Usher for anything can happen. 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Democrats are absolutely convinced that Trump is trying to steal this election because of his is changes to the post office. My opening monologue debunking this conspiracy theory will be up on common sense. Central very shortly, have no fear. We are working on getting it up and on my social media, By the way, if you'd like to join the program numbers to do so for 14799 11 30 that he's the accident, mortgage talk and text line 18 108 389476 That is our toll free talk and text line email. D o d Ed i heart media dot com You can find me on Social Media facebook dot com slash dan O'Donnell Show and at Dan O'Donnell Show on Twitter as well. What struck me about all of this is is not just how Democrats have have Done exactly what they're accusing Republicans of doing Have you seen the freak out over the conspiracy theorists, the cue and non believers for those who are not familiar with what Q. And on is it's ah, far right conspiracy theory that posits that President Trump is working behind the scenes to bust the secret cob. All of Pedophiles led by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, and pretty much every celebrity that you've ever heard off. There's no actual evidence for it, of course, but because a number of Q and on believers and one Republican primaries, it's being hold. My goodness, This is the worst thing that ever happened to mainstream politics. We've got conspiracy theory believers. There's no conspiracy less founded on actual evidence than this post office nonsense. In fact, I've seen pictures on the Internet that have been circulated. Now Twitter and Facebook have done their level best to try to make sure that misinformation about elections nothing that could undermine faith in elections is allowed on their platforms, except for these pictures of mailboxes in Wisconsin. Of all places. That are piled up. They've been taken off the streets. Trump doesn't want you to be ableto Drop your piece of mail in a mailbox. Well, what these pictures Don't point out is these are piled up. Sure, at a facility that refurbishes the mail boxes to put them back on the streets. It's always got a stack of mail boxes outside because it's working on them. Refurbish them, then this idea that sorting machines and mail boxes have been ripped off of the streets in the last couple of months so that we can vote by mail is nonsensical. Unless you're willing to tell me. That Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who saw over 2011 and 2016 5 years. The removal of 14,000 mailboxes and 200,000 mailboxes removed in the years before that. Unless you're willing to tell me that they're part of the conspiracy. You're almost forced to admit that there is simply no evidence behind this, but what's remarkable to me? Is how quickly this became mainstream and it got me thinking. Well, wait a second. Wait a second. Wait a second. If Joe Biden is up by as much as the polls suggest he is 10 to 12 points. Why would Democrats suddenly be trying to cast doubt on an election? Right? Wasn't this Almost exactly four years ago. What President Trump was supposedly doing August of 2016 when the first reports on the eve of the Democratic National Convention about election hacks and Russian interference, and all of this started coming out. President Trump's first said that he was worried that the election might be rigged. You might remember President Obama rose Garden press conference said. How would you even rig the presidential election? Donald Trump is whining about losing an election that hasn't even happened yet. The idea was that Trump was going to cast doubt on the legitimate legitimacy of the election because he knew he was going to lose. Remember the pole similarly showed him down 10 15 points. He had no chance of beating Hillary Clinton. So he was preemptively whining about the fact that Clinton and her cronies we're going to use massive vote fraud to cheat. Why are Democrats doing this? When their candidate is up 10 points. Maybe it has something to do. With this. A new CNN poll finds that 50% of registered voters back the Biden Harris presidential ticket. While 46% say they support Trump and Pence right at the polls, margin of error plus or minus 4% points. There's a new CNN poll. Across 15 battleground states. Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters while Trump lands at 48%. In other words, that massive lead doesn't actually
Book News For August
"So let's start work as always we open up our episode with the latest Book Publishing News Rewrite What's our first story? As always, we get our book deal news from Publishers Weekly and our first piece of news is in an eight house auction carper Collins teagan books one north. American rights to Michelle quashes debut novel not here to be liked. This why a ROM COM follows Chinese Vietnamese. American, girl allies, kwan who snubbed as the next editor in chief of the school paper for less qualified but more likable male peer as she leads a feminist reckoning at her school she begins falling for the boy she she's asking to step down publication is scheduled for fall twenty twenty one what are your thoughts on this premise? Sexism exists everywhere and yeah. Yeah. But what if she falls in love with him and let them have job I'll take him down regardless. He doesn't deserve the position. So yeah, take him now date him after you get the job you know if he really loves her he'll step Tom. because. He wants her to do her best right isn't that what partner supposed to? Yeah and also you want a boyfriend who likes supports feminism. Sorry. This is this is a way for him to prove his worth. Yeah. But you know given the recent state of the publishing industry and like the news industry, it's a pretty timely story. You know it's weird how a lot of these books are coming up at just the right time. We'll also just you know books are a reflection of what's happening in the world and. Sexism. Racism. Capitalism none of that is going away anytime soon. So it's always going to be timely. Yeah. OUR OUR NEXT STORY HARPER TEEN bought axios exile EXO Bya Rom. com fall is a Korean American cello prodigy who spent part of her junior year at an elite Music Academy in Seoul where she falls into a whirlwind secret romance with the Lead Singer of K pop's biggest boy band. Publication is scheduled for summer twenty twenty one reread. This sounds like your jam. Kind of. Here's the thing I. I love Korean music I love Korean indie hip hop and some and some pop here and there. But I'm very skeptical when it comes to books that. Are Romances with pop stars. I don't I don't know like for some reason it just kind of. Makes me feel. Like, will they it right? Will they get the culture? Right obviously AXIOS is Korean American and she Malo Kate pop for a very long time. So I'm sure she'll get it correct. I mean wasn't her last book on rebel soul about like K. pop and robots. I don't think. K pop poison there. Oh. Yeah it was like Mecca. Feel checks, all the boxes though you know you have not just the the K pop part but also. School. Drama set in Korea at a music academy. Those check a lot of box. I will I will read it because, Acsi Oh, I've read rebel soul and it was a fun book and I I have trust in MC owns all of these elements right. So I am excited for her twenty twenty one it is pre diabolical that she named the book after herself because it's it's excellent. So's axial twice isn't it like kisses and hugs is Trying to make a joke never mind. All right. So our next book deal is McMillan top? Bought World English rights to Karen chows Middle Grade debut miracle, which is about an Asian American girls struggling to find herself through friendship and music in the wake of her father's death publication is planned for twenty twenty two. This one's not as. not, as upbeat as the last one and not as feel-good. But that's pretty deep subject for a great novel. Yeah. I mean, it does have music in it music. Yeah. Next up William Morrow. Science Sequoia Nagamatsu debut novel how high we go in the dark according to the publishers the novel Explores Humanity's struggle to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague and is akin to stationed eleven and cloud atlas very timely. Yeah. I don't see a release date. I'm going to assume probably twenty, one, twenty, twenty, two. I really loved station eleven. So I am very interested in seeing what the book is about or I guess we already know what it's about, but again, get more familiar with. And the characters
Four more people killed in weekend shooting spree across New York City
"Over a period of just 12 hours, three shootings and a stabbing from Friday night into Saturday morning. At 10:40 p.m. Here in the Soundview section of the bronze, 21 year old old She She Kwan Kwan Wilson Wilson shot shot dead dead while while shooting shooting dice dice at at the the corner corner of of Rosedale Rosedale and and Randall Randall Avenues. Avenues. Five Five days days after after the the birth birth of of his his first first child, child, according to his friend Todd, This is unbelievable, like a hit found U Haul. You know, everybody start of young gone crazy, but he calmed down. He just had a baby. Hours earlier, Someone stabbed 48 year old Telmo Ruiz to death in an apartment hallway in Washington Heights. 1:30 a.m. in the Bronx, a 34 year old man shot and killed in the Eastchester Gardens playground. Then it's 6 30 in the morning, a 35 year old man killed by gunfire outside his Far Rockaway apartment in Queens. Li with this reaction. No one's gonna shoot anywhere. She was in the Bronx in my hand and where the world is going crazy right now. Roger Stern, 10 10 wins and sound view the bronze. 84 degrees right now. Mostly sunny. We're going down to 70 for tonight. Midtown Wins
Learning Hubs Aim To Stop Students From Falling Behind
"These days. Among parents Pod, which refers to a small group of kids of similar age being taught by a private tutor is a supplement to the distance learning we are expecting when public schools get going in a couple of weeks. These are being criticized by some. They see them as elitist and exclusionary. But KCBS reporter Holly Kwan found out there's a different word that lower income parents in Oakland are using for something that sounds pretty similar. They're calling these hubs hub is what Lakisha Young, executive director of the nonprofit education advocacy group, Oakland reach calls their version ofthe online learning, but it's more people hit. Our communities are great, gnarled solutions right. They raised $350,000 to create a summer learning hub where kids would get Academics in the morning cooking martial arts and other fun stuff. In the afternoon. We'll have provided laptops to all of our families. So all the kids have laptops for families who do not have reliable Internet access or Internet access. We provided T Mobile hot spots of which we're playing for the plans for a year and providing technical support. Just under 200 kids were in the summer classes of no more than 20 But fall could bring higher demand with the group doing outreach to parents not happy about the way their kids were being taught even before the pandemic hit less than 30% of black and brown arena grade level, So we're not jumping for joy to reconnect ourselves. Our family's right to like an educational system that actually wasn't servant kids all that great to begin with. So we've got to figure this out. Young says. This isn't a stopgap measure. Distance. Learning isn't optimal for anyone, regardless of income. But that shouldn't stop parents from creating the best learning opportunity. They can. We didn't just set this up was like to give you something. We set this up to give you something Great because our families aspirations. Holly are for these kids to go to college. And so we can't let a pandemic throw that off track. Why you think that people are creating pots? They've got the same. I got the same aspirations for their kids. For some parents, that means shouldering their
UC San Francisco Study Suggests Masks Do Protect Wearer From Contracting Coronavirus
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Capital Allocation with Blair Silverberg and Chris Olivares
"Blair and Chris Welcome to the show. Thank, you good to be here. We're talking about capital allocation today and I'd like you to start off by describing the problems that you see with modern capital allocation for technology companies. I'm happy happy to start there. So I think it might be helpful to give. The listeners, a little bit of our backgrounds so I was a venture capitalist at draper. Fisher Jurvetson for five years I worked very closely with Steve. Jurvetson and we were financing are very MD intensive. Technology projects that became businesses things like satellite companies companies that were making chips to challenge the GP you new applications of machine learning algorithm so on and so forth and I think the most important thing to recognize is that the vast majority of technology funding does not actually go to those kinds of companies. The venture space is a two hundred fifty billion dollars per year investment space. The vast majority of the capital goes to parts of businesses that are pretty predictable like raising money in in investing that in sales, marketing and inventory or building technologies that have a fairly low technical risk profile, so the vast majority of tech companies find themselves raising money. From a industry that was designed to finance crazy high technology risk projects at a time where that industry because technology so pervasive you know really do the great work of of many entrepreneurs over the past twenty to thirty years, technology is now mainstream, but the financing structure to finance businesses not has not really changed much in that period of time. Yeah, and then I guess I'll talk a little bit. My my background is I came from consumer education sort of background, so direct to consumer, thinking about how you use tools and make tools that ingrained into the lives of teachers, parents students I was down in the junior class dojo before starting capital with Blair. We were working on the Earth thesis He. He was telling me a lot about this. The the date out. There exists to make more data driven in data rich decisions. How do we go software to make that easy to access in self service and sort of servicing the signal from the noise, and we kicked around the idea and I thought that they were just a tremendous opportunity to bring. What Silicon Valley really pioneered which is I think making software that is easy to use in agreeing to your live into kind of old industry fund raising capital Haitian. The kinds of capital allocation that exist there's. And debt, financing and different flavors of these. Of these things say more about the different classes of fundraising in how they are typically appropriated two different kinds of businesses. So. You have the main the main groups you know. Absolutely correct, so there's. Equity means you sell part of your business forever to a group of people and as Business Rosen succeeds. They'll get a share in that. Success and ultimately income forever. Debt means you temporarily borrow money from somebody you pay them money, and then at some point in time that money's paid back and you all future income for your business, so equities permanent, not permanent. If you think about how companies are finance like. Let's take the P five hundred. About thirty percents of the capital that S&P five hundred companies use to run. Businesses comes from debt. In the venture world that's remarkably just two percent. And the thing that's crazy is this is two percent with early stage seed companies, also two percent with public venture, backed companies in places like the best cloud index, which is like a one trillion dollar index of publicly traded technology companies started their life, and in with injure backing many of them SAS companies, these companies, also just two percent finance with debt, but nonetheless within these these classes, the reason it's obviously economically much better for a business and pretty much every case to finance itself with debt because it's not. Not It's not permanent, and it can be paid back. It's much much cheaper to use debt. That's why you buy a house with a mortgage show. You know you don't sell twenty percent of your future income forever to your bank help you buy a house, but the reason that people use equity comes back to the risk profile so just like. If you lose your job and you can't pay off your mortgage. The bank owns your home. Same exact thing happens with debt in so restorick Louis, if there's very low. Certainty around the outcome in typically early stage investment you're you're doing a lot of brand new are indeed you have no idea if it's GonNa work you cope. You know over time that you'll be successful, but there's really quite a bit of uncertainty equities a great tool because you're. You'RE NOT GONNA lose a business, you know everybody can basically react to a failed. Are Indeed project. Decide what to do next had saints. Equity is kind of the continent tool for high technical risk, high uncertainty investments, and then debt is basically the tool for everything else, and it can be used as most companies do for. Ninety percent of The places that businesses are investing so if you're spending money on sales and marketing, and you know what you're doing and you've been running campaigns before. That were successful, very. Little reason you should use equity for that if you're buying inventory if you are a big business that's. Reach a level of success that on. Means you have a bunch of diversified cashless. Coming in businesses might take out dead on business kind of overall, so it's less important what specifically you're using the money for, but it's important to recognize that most companies are financed roughly fifty fifty equity versus dead, just just intra back companies that. That are kind of uniquely Equity Finance. Scaling a sequel cluster has historically been a difficult task cockroach. DB Makes Scaling your relational database much easier. COCKROACH! DVD's a distributed sequel database that makes it simple to build resilient scalable applications quickly. COCKROACH DB is post grass compatible giving the same familiar sequel interface that database developers have used for years. 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It's often originating in a large source, a sovereign wealth fund or family office in it's being routed through something like capital allocators cater like a venture capital firm for example or a bank. How does this capital get allocated to these smaller sources? What is the supply chain of capital in the traditional sense? You know it's kind of funny to think about capital and things like the stock market in the form of a supply supply chain, but this is exactly how we think about it so at the end of the day. Capital originate. In somebody savings, basically society savings right you. You have a retirement account or your population like you know in in Singapore and Norway with a lot of capital, it sort of accumulated from. From the population and these sovereign wealth funds, or you're an endowment that's you know managing donations of accumulated over many many years, and ultimately you're trying to invest capital to earn a return and pay for something pay for your retirement pay for the university's operation so on so forth so that's Capitol starts, and it basically flows through the economy in theory. To all of the economic projects that are most profitable, inefficient for society, and so, if you step back, and you think about like how how is it that the American dream or the Chinese Miracle Happen? You know in in both of those cases different points of the last hundred years. Why is it that society basically stagnated? You know the world was a pretty scary. Scary place to live in up until about seventeen fifty, the industrial revolution started. Why is it that you know basically for all of human history? People fought each other for food and died at the age of thirty or forty, and over the last two hundred fifty years that it's totally changed. It's because we have an economic system that converts capital from its original owners. Diverts it to the most productive projects. which if they're successful, replace some old more expensive way of doing something with newer better way and so I think when when I described that like you know I, think most people can step back and say yeah, okay I. kind of see how capital flows through the system, it goes automatically to someone making an investment decision like a venture capital firm ultimately gets into the hands of the company company decides to invest in creating some great product that people love. Let's. Let's say like Amazon and then everybody switches from you know buying goods at some store that may or may not be out of you know may or may not being stock to the world's best selection of anything you'd never wanted. The most efficient price that's society gets wealthier basically through these these kind of steps in these transformations, but it's asking if you step back and think about it like nobody actually thinks it's processes as efficient as it could be like. We asked people all the time. People were interviewing journalists companies. We work with sewn. So how efficient do you think world's capital allocation is? I've never met a person that says it's pretty good. You know we're like ninety percent of the way there. In fact, most people think it's pretty inefficient. They think of companies like you know we work, and some of the more famous cases lately of of Silicon. Valley back businesses that that totally. underwhelmed disappointed. Their initial expectations and I think most people admit that the efficiency of capital allocation is either broken or nowhere close to achieving its potential, and so we basically we'll talk more about our technology and how we do we do. We basically think of this problem our problem to solve. There's an incredible amount of Apache inefficiency in how data that goes from a project or a company, ultimately funneling up to an investor flows, and so you know it's hard to place blame because there's so many people in the supply chain, but. But I think it super clear that if it's difficult to measure whether or not a project or a business is good at converting capital into value in wealth, and you know products that people want, it's nearly impossible for society to become really good and efficient at allocating its capital, so we're we're here basically to make the data gathering data transformation visualization communication of what's actually going on under the out of business as efficient as possible and you know from that, we thank some great things are going to happen to the economy. Goes a little bit deeper on the role that a bank typically plays in capital allocation. If you think about our bank works like let's take. Let's take a consumer bank that most people think about you gotTA checking account. Right, now you've got some money in that checking account. That account actually takes your money or dot and most people know this your dollars sitting in that account. You know just waiting around. You'd withdraw them. Your dollars are actually rolling up into the bank's treasury. There's somebody at the bank working with the regulators to say hey, how much of this money can we actually put into things like mortgages, commercial loans, all of the the uses of capital that society. Has In some some effort to. To, move the world forward and make the economy efficient, and so those deposits basically roll up into a big investment fund, and there's ratios that regulators set globally that say those dollars needed to be kept in reserve, versus how many are actually able to be invested, but with the portion that's able to be invested. It's there to fun. You know building a house to fund a business back -Tory to fund sales and marketing or inventory procurement for some other business, and so a bank was was basically the original investment fund, and a bank has unlike venture funds and other sources of. We typically think private capital. The bank has tricky. Problem were any moment all of the depositors holding the checking accounts could show up and say hey. I want my money back and so that's why banks have to deal with reserving capital predicting the amount of withdraw and classically everybody wants her money at once at the worst possible time, and so banks have to deal with quite a bit of volatility now if you take an investment fund on the other hand. Totally totally different structure, so your typical venture fund will have money available to it for a period of ten years from you know typically these larger pools of capital. We talked we talked about so very rarely. Individuals are investing retirement savings in venture funds, typically sovereign wealth funds down that's. Basically pools of that individuals capable. Win One of these funds makes a commitment to a venture fund. It'll say you've got the capital for ten years. You've gotta pay back. You know as investments exit, but other than that will check in ten years from now. We hope that we have more than we gave you the star with and there there's no liquidity problem because the fun has effectively carte blanche to keep the money invested until some set of businesses grow and succeed and go public and make distributions so one thing that's fascinating. The Tappan in the last twenty five years is private capital capital in the format of these kinds of funds. Have just grown tremendously and so today. There's a little over five trillion dollars. Of private capital being allocated in this way to think like buyout funds venture funds so on and so forth. Funds don't have the liquidity problems of banks. They can make much longer term for looking investments. This is created tremendous potential to make the economy more more efficient by taking out the time spectrum. You know this is why venture investors can do things like finance spacex or Tesla. Really. Build fundamental technologies in the way that a bank never could so this is an amazing thing it. However leads to a very long. You DAK cycle, so the incentive goes down when you take out the time line over which investment needs to pay back. To carefully monitor and understand what's going on in the business day today, so it's pretty interesting thing about the different pools of capital. There's not not to. Make it sound too confusing, but I think everybody will admit that the financial markets are incredibly diverse complicated we track basically about fifteen different kinds of capital, and they're sort of pros and cons with each one, but you know a bank is one. A private fund is wanted insurance companies balancing as another. You've got things like ETF and public vehicles that hold capital so there's quite a bit of complexity and the the structure of the financial markets. All right well. That's maybe the supply side of Capitol on. All kinds of middlemen and all kinds of different arrangements, but ultimately there is also the demand side of Capitol, at least from the point of view of companies getting started which is. Startups or computer in later stage with the maybe they're not exactly considered startup anymore, but they're mature. These companies have models for how they are predicting. They're going to grow, but oftentimes these companies are very. Lumpy in terms of how their their revenues come in how closely their predictions can track reality. So how do technology companies even model their finances? Is there a way to model their finances? That actually has some meaningful trajectory. Sure so first. Companies you know need need a base think of all the places that they're spending our money and. We're pretty. We Do I. Think a pretty good job of organizing this and making it simple so when we look at companies and we can, we can talk more about how the the cabinet machine operates, but when we look at companies, we basically think they're only a handful of places of money. Get spent you spend money on. Short term projects that you hope proficient things, sales and marketing. Houston money on paying for your sources of financing like paying interest on debt, making distributions to your investors, and then you spend money on everything else and everything else can be designing software building products on, and so forth, and so if you break the demand for capital down into just those three buckets. And look at them that way. Some pretty interesting things happen. The first is for the short term investments that you hope productive. You can track pretty granular nearly whether or not they are, and we'll come back to that. For paying back your investors, you sort of know exactly how much you're paying your investors so a pretty easy thing to track, and then for the operating costs you know most people will help us. Apax, that you're paying to keep the lights on things like Renton the your accountants, the CEO salaries on and so forth these are these are table stakes expenditures. You need to stay in business and so. Amongst each of those three things, there's different things that you wanna do to optimize and I'm happy to go into more detail sort of go through each one. If you think that'd be useful. Yeah Bliss a little bit more about about how these companies should be a modeling, their revenues are that is meaningful to model their revenue so that you can potentially think of them as targets for for capital allocation so. If we think about. Understanding what company might be a viable recipient of capital? How can you accurately predict the trajectory of that company, or or do they? Would they present a model? Would they develop a model good through a little more detail? How a company would serve justify? It's need for capital. So typically what what most companies do and this is not terribly useful or accurate, but I'll tell you what most people do I mean by the way like how central the entire economy predicts, predicts demand for capital works like this. Companies take. Their income statement on their. Balance Sheet historically. And they they basically have this excel file got a bunch of you know, rose and have different things like my revenue, my you revenue that sort of linked or my expenses that are linked revenue Mukasey could sold so on and so forth, and they grow each of those rose by some number that they hope to hit so if you want your revenue to double next year, you'll say my revenue one hundred dollars today I wanted to be two hundred. Hundred dollars twelve months from now I'm just GONNA draw a line between those two points and every month. There will be some number that's on that line, and that's why monthly revenue I want my expenses. You know everyone knows. Expenses are going to have to go up if my revenue goes up but I don't want them to go up as much as my revenue, so I'm going to draw a line. That's you know somewhere less than a doubling. and. You pull these lines together on one big excel file and there's your you know they're your corporate projections. In general, this is true for big companies small companies, but that's not actually how. Company revenue works because if you go back to the three categories, we talked about before, and you just focus on the one that talks about the short term investments. The. Way Company Revenue Actually Works is a company this month. Let's say they spend one hundred dollars on sales marketing. Well. They're hoping to get a return on that sales marketing, and so they're hoping that in the next you know six months. That's paid back. Twelve months that's paid back. You can actually track every time they spend money on sales and marketing. how quickly it gets paid back so it's that level of precision that can accurately predict revenue, and so what we do is we basically just get a list of every time? Money was spent on one of these short-term investments, so you sales and marketing for for an example, and then we get a list of all of the revenue that was ever earned. And we attribute between both of those lists causing effect. And we do that using a bunch of techniques that are pretty commonplace in your typical data, company or machine learning company. We use some math things like factor graphs. We use simple kind of correlations. We have You know a whole kind of financial framework to. Guess. What attribution should be because you learn a lot as you see different businesses and you see a bunch of different different patterns, which you can basically cluster on, but it is this linkage between spending on something like sales and marketing emceeing seeing revenue, go up or down, but makes or breaks a business, and you want to look at it and I is. Not a bundled. Entirety which is how financial projections are typically built? Okay, well! Let's talk a little bit more about what you actually do so if you're talking about early stage technology companies. Describe how you are modeling, those companies and how you are making decisions as to whether they should receive capital. When a company comes to capital they they come to our website. They sign up for this system that we built which which we've called the capital machine. And the first thing that they do is they connect their accounting system their payment processor typically, so think like a strike, and then sometimes they'll provide other things like a pitch deck or a data room, or whatever other information they have prepared. The system pulls down. All of the date in the accounting system and the the payment processor, and we look at other systems to these are the two key ones that all all dive into detail, and so, what ends up happening is from the accounting system. We get a list of all the times. Businesses spend money on these things like sales and marketing that we were talking about before. From the payment processor we get a list of all the revenue transactions in crucially we get it at. The level of each. Each customer payment, and so you know we scrub I all we really care about is having a customer ID, but once we have data at that level. We can start to do this linkage and say all right look. You know this business spent. A million dollars on sales and marketing and March of two thousand eighteen in April of twenty eighteen, and we saw revenue grow by twenty percent. That was a pretty substantial chain. You know what actually happened here. You can typically identify the subcategories of sales and marketing and start to do this link between these two, and this is really the you know the magic behind our our data science in our team pairing with our engineering team to figure out this problem and solve away that is, that's robust. Bud once we have these two data feeds, and the system goes through, and does all of these attribution. Populations were able to present that back to accompany a pretty clear picture of what's going on, and so we'll say things like hey. Your Business is pretty seasonal, and in the summer is when you're typically more more efficient at converting your sales and marketing dollars into growth so I, you want to finance growth in the summer. The second thing is only about eighty percent of your businesses financeable. There's twenty percent where you might not know it because you're not looking at this level of detail, you're busy building your business, which is exactly exactly what you should be doing, but Twenty percent of your businesses, not efficient. You're spending money on on your sales and marketing categories, product lines, and CETERA that just shouldn't exist and so if you get rid of those. If you double down on the part of Your Business, it is efficient. Then we predict your revenue will be act fifty percent higher, and we'll tell you exactly how much money you need to invest to raise money to to raise the revenue by fifty percent. We give you a bunch of charts that allow you to see how history and projections merged together and dig down. Inspect how we do that linkage to make sure you agree, but. This is what the capital machine does at its core. It Converts Company data into a fully audited completely transparent picture of. How business works where it sufficient where it's not efficient. And then that's where our technology stops, and where balanced she comes in, and so we then take this information, and we make balancing investments directly in companies, and so primarily at this point we lend money to technology companies that we see from their data are eligible for non dilutive funding. We make capital available to them directly. We basically allow them to access it through the capital machine. We use one system to communicate changes to the business. No keep both sides and form so on and so forth, but this is the kind of analytics layer that's essential to making these capital allocation decisions more efficient, and so I think you could imagine a day at least for us in the not too distant future when it's not just US using our balance sheet in this tool to make investments, but in fact, just like excel, every investor can benefit from a similar level of analytics and transparency, as can companies by getting more accurately priced faster access to capital less friction so on and so forth. Get Lab commit, is! Get labs inaugural community event. Get Lab is changing how people think about tools and engineering best practices and get lab commit in Brooklyn is a place for people to learn about the newest practices in devops, and how tools and processes come together to improve the software development life cycle. Get Lab commit is the official conference. Forget lab. It's coming to Brooklyn new. 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The the data science models that you're building are constructed from the point of view of the inputs. So how are you determining or how do you like company comes to you? How do you turn that company into some structured form of data that you could put into your models and determine whether it's worthy of capital. Yeah I mean it comes down to what what the data is your down so when we talk to a system like striper transaction records system, you know that that's the revenue of the company now where things get interesting when we connect to balance sheets in penalizing, it's of accompanying really onto understanding. Weighing. What exactly these numbers mean, and that sort of where we made our pipelines were built from the ground up to give us that granular. Of A company's cash family revolutions. Where's the money going where they allocating? And it's savable greenway or you once. What do you understand that data through that Lens? That let's build pretty sophisticated financial models Linda. And you know as soon as you have the picture of Company You can really do a lot of flexible analysis on the back leg distributed computation. Come stuff that you would never be able to excel and quite frankly a lot of these companies don't have the stacking internally or really the tools to understand for themselves, so you'd be surprised it you know when we surface this analysis back to the company by virtue of just being transparent on how we're making decision how it is perceived their business, the signals that were uncovering. These operators the CEO's the CFO's that are really focused on building company. Really surprising. They're really making these insights really transforming. How they think they should have capital. Should invest growing business. Are there any? Sources of Third Party data that you can gather to improve decision making. There are at a macro economic sense, and so it's actually quite useful to look at public company performance and say hey. SAS businesses in general. Most people notice, but facilities in general are seasonal in the fourth quarter. Budgets basically expire and people come in, and they buy a bunch of SAS. Software and so to take concepts like that basically shapes of curves, signals and apply them to private company. Financials is useful. Crucially though there is no private company. Data repository of any kind like it just doesn't exist, and you know notoriously even even with small businesses. It's actually quite quite difficult to get access to any sort of meaningful credit data, and so, what ends up happening is these aw. These businesses. Give you a picture of their business directly as an investor and you have to interpret it directly, and that's basically how this works totally unlike consumer credit, there's no credit bureau that people paying so most investors are analyzing the state and excel. Excel notoriously breaks when there's about a million cells worth of data, and so we've got this great visualization showing our data pipeline, and it's basically a bunch of boxes, and there's a little tiny. Tiny box in the bottom of corner that's excel, and there's a bunch of other boxes across the entire rest of the page that are nodes in our in our distributed computations, but accelerate very very limited, and so it makes it impossible to actually understand what's going on in business from the source data, and it's at the source that you see this variability in this linkage between profitable capital allocation decisions in unprofitable capital allocation decisions. Describing more detail, the workflow so a company comes to you and they're going to put their inputs into the. Would you call the capital machine? What does that workflow look like in a little bit more depth? Yes when they come to the website, they creighton count much like you would on. Twitter facebook account. When your details your email, you terrify your email, and then you on what's recalling like the capital portable on there? You have et CETERA. Tools to connect your sins record and these are typical offload. So you know people are very familiar with you. You know you say hey, let's connect by quickbooks you in your credentials and sort of be as secure way, and you click okay and the system checkmark by your quickbooks in the system start pulling that data out of regular cadence and. Depending on what system you're connecting you of the characteristics of that's not go systems of record, and how much data you have you know. The data's available anywhere from ten minutes to a couple of hours later and you know once we have Dr. System, we run that through our partake analysis pipeline in the users as a company. You get you get charged. In Tableau kind of call it, the insight Saban's these refused that we think would be helpful for you as an operator company understanding about Your Business in separately. We also get views of that data that are useful to our our internal investment team. Whoever is looking to capitalization systems? Are there certain business categories that are a better fit for modeling in better fit for the kind of. Predictable capital returns that you can, you can expect with the investments that you're making so like you ride sharing or Gig economy businesses or some businesses. What are the categories that are the best fit? Say Very few categories don't shit from the from the perspective of of linkages, but they're certainly models at their easier to think through and easier to understand, but our our system can underwrite today A. Lease on a commercial aircraft, a fleet of ships and Insurance Agency ask company the most important. Thing about our system is that the financial theory that underlies it is very general, just like p. e. rate is very general, and so that's kind of sounds crazy like. A lot of. A. Lot of people say what what businesses the best fit for your your system and you know it's kind of like asking what businesses the best for Warren Buffett like Warren. Buffett is a generalist. In any business, and he has a framework in his own head to figure out how to make ship comparable to American Express our assistant has a very similar framework. It just operates at the level of transactions instead of at the level of financial statements, but certainly within. That framework there's some examples that are just easier describes I think like you know thinking through the fishing of sales and marketing something. That's a lot more obvious than thinking through like the stability in refurbishment of commercial aircraft parts, which is a key question you know. Pricing pricing refurbished parts, which is a key question if your financing commercial aircraft and Our team, the ambassadors that use the capital machine internally which we primarily do internally do a little bit of partnering with without the groups to to use this as well. These people are all specialists in some particular area, but it's crucial to understand. They're looking at the exact same chance as all the other specialists and all the other areas, so it's like literally the the Fast Company and a commercial aircraft will have the same series of charts at investors. Are there two two draw their conclusion? Is the question for Chris. Can you describe the stack of technologies that you built in more detail? Yeah Yeah. Of course on the front, we are react type script, xjs, you know everything is on aws, and in the back, and we're. We're all python, and in really the reason for that is if you're doing any serious machine, learning or data science today can't really get away in python stack, so we're all python them back in. We have flasks. As a as our API late here and That's the that's a high level. And get a little bit more detail about how the data science layer works. Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course, so we put on the dea into basically a data lake the that goes down into Ardito pipeline in that's all air orchestrated on top of each called airflow, and we use a technology called desk for are distributed computation, and I think that this is a good choice. Choice for us at this moment you know I see us doing a lot of work on. You know using a spark in other distributed technologies in the future and his team and it turns out that when we pull this data down organizing the data was really important to us as we build a lot of attractions to make accessing that data, really easy for quantitative analysts. Important central to our whole technology is that we're able to do a lot of different financials experiment very quickly on top of this so the the implications of that really cascade down all the way into. You know what technologies where choosing how we structure our delayed. Even even how strokes are teams, so it really is brought up locations across all product. How is it when you're analyzing company that you have enough data that it warrants a spark cluster because I can imagine? The financial data around the company. How can there really be that much data to analyze how you do surprised in a lot of these transactions systems taking up the companies have been around a couple of years and their direct to consumer. These data sets can be can be pretty large. You know we're talking about in the millions and millions and millions of transactions that were pulling down and storing. Storing and that just on a per company basis. You know that's not even talking about if we wanted to. Benchmarks Cross companies, and also if we want to do scenario analysis, so you know one of the things we was part of a pipeline is take this data, and through like nine ninety nine hundred thousand simulations to understand the sensitivity of different variables on the performance of Your Business and If, you're starting out with starting that already large. Sort of a multiplying effect. On how much data the system is the old process? is you go through those different stages? And, can you tell me a little more detail? What would a typical spark job? Look like for a company that you're assessing. Yes, so first episode is ribbon. Our our financial didn't ingestion parts, so we download something on the order of you know forty fifty bytes of Tim's action data for for a company. We have to do all the work to interpret and understand what that means in reorganized that data in a way that are downstream analysis and primitives can. Make sense of and use for useful analysis so really the first step at this point job is is transformed the datum some it's useful, and then there's all the work on what are the clusters in order to machines and analysis in the computational. Resources needed to run simulations. You know not not just say local computer locally owned of fall over the only about thirty to sixty four gigabytes of Ram what league, so that's where workflow comes in creating easier faces into data, clusters and being. Should you know when you run a job? You know when it fails. You know it's done. You know when the team can't okay. This part of analysis done I had intermediate date asset to do more analysis on now get back to work is a lot of the time we spend developing internal tools to make. One other thing that'll mentioned that I think's important is. A lot of the underlying technology in our data pipeline it's no different than like what a tableau or you need. Traditional BI business would have access to, but what's fascinating when you have a vertically specific domain so financial data in our case you can make a lot of interpretations about the date of the let you do much more intelligent things, and so for example we. Don't have to make your own charts as a user of the capital machine. We make all the charts for you can of course. As a business we work with. Give us ideas for charts. You can mock up your own. We we basically have an interface for for business. The I team's to to write some code if they if they want to bought when you have clients who are thinking about financial risk, financial attribution across all of the companies that we see distilling that down into a series of indicators that are detailed, but generalize -able, and then publishing that back to all of the companies that use the capital machine to run their own capital, allocation, decisions and access, external fundraising and capital. Some pretty amazing things happen in so it's only with a vertical view. You actually having these we, we call our data scientists Kwan's, but but actually having these people who you know typically are graduate level economists, thinking for the first time about using transaction level data in their analysis, which is notoriously not not available to to normal economists that you get the kinds of insights and analysis the actionable for businesses, and then in terms of the data pipeline that then means we actually store a bunch of intermediate data that's opinionated in that way, and that makes it much faster to access much easier to benchmark much more useful across a network of companies, versus just that isolated excel model that. Explains only one business. One thing I'd like to ask you about. Capital intensity so there are kinds of businesses that are capital intensive for example where you have to pay upfront for a lot of ridesharing rides, and you know as Uber or lift. His has known in much detail. You allocate all this capital two things to subsidize rise because you try to win a market, there's all kinds of other capital intensive businesses. How does capital intensity change? What makes sense with regard to the equity financing the debt financing that you are shepherding for these companies? That is a great question and be because of where you focus in your audience. You totally get the most financiers don't so. The first point exactly like you said. Capital intensity means a business consumes a lot of capital. It doesn't mean a business has a physical factory or plant or railcars, so it is absolutely true exactly like you said that there are a lot of tech businesses that are incredibly capital intensive. If you are capital intensive business that means UNI especially if you're growing, you need to raise a lot of external capital, and so it is even more important that your capital or a big portion of your capital base is not dilutive. That's that's just essential. Table stakes because what you see with these businesses, the ride sharing companies are great. Example is by the time one of these things actually goes public the early owners in the business on a very very very miniscule. KEESA that business, still if you contrast that to company like Viva Systems which I think is one of the most capital capitol efficient businesses in venture history, I think that this race something like twelve or fifteen million dollars total before it went public in a at a multi billion dollar market cap. So capital intensity. Is a synonym for dilution your own way less. Than you think when you exit entities even more important that you figure out a way to raise capital non ludicrously upfront. Some broader questions zooming out in in getting your perspective. Do a thesis for what is going on in the economy right now where you look at. The fact that We have. Obvious pressures to. Reducing the size of the economy through the lack of tourism, the lack of social gatherings while the stock market climbs higher and higher, and it appears that the technology side of things is almost unaffected by Corona virus is there. Is there a thesis that you've arrived at or or their set of theses that through conversations with other people, you've found most compelling. Sure the most important thing to realize about the stock market is that it discounts all cash flows from all businesses in the stock market to infinity, and so the value, the stock market about eighty percent of the value. The stock market is. Pretty far into the future like more than three years from now, and so if you believe that the current economic crisis and this is why there's always a. At least in the Western, world, last two hundred fifty years after an economic crisis. If you believe the crisis will eventually revert, and there will be a recovery, then it only makes sense discount stock market assets by anywhere between ten and twenty five percent. If you believe businesses fundamentally going to go out of business because of this crisis, that's a different story, but that explains why something as terrible as Kobe nineteen and a pandemic. Only discount the stock market by by roughly thirty thirty five percent in a in March, but that's not what's actually going on today as you mentioned and so stock market prices now have completely recovered. That is something that we think is a little bit of out of sync with reality but I. I mention you know we're not. We don't spend too much time about the stock market beyond that we just look at you. Know Private Company fundamentals. We try to understand what's actually going on in individual businesses across all businesses that are network to see what you know what we can understand, and you know what kind of conclusions we can draw, and so if you take that Lens and you actually look at what's happening to businesses due to Cova nineteen, it's fascinating. Some businesses like think the food delivery space have gotten a lot more efficient, so those businesses lot like ridesharing businesses back twelve months ago, there was sort of a bloodbath between bunch of companies competing in local markets to acquire customers all all fighting Google and facebook console, and so forth you subsidies drivers, etc.. That's essentially stopped. These businesses incredibly profitable, the cost acquire customers has fallen by more than half a lot of cases. The channels were slot less competitive, and so if you're running one of those businesses. Now is a great time to be aggressively expanding. Weird things like commercial construction businesses. They're actually a handful businesses that we've seen do things like install windows and doors and commercial buildings whose businesses have accelerated because all of these buildings are closed down. Construction project timelines have gotten pulled up. All of these orders are coming. Do in they're you know sort of rapidly doing it solutions? There's obviously a bunch of other businesses have been that have been hurt by by the pandemic, but our general thesis are we've studied. Pretty detailed way the Spanish flu in nineteen eighteen, you know. These things eventually go away. There will be a vaccine. Economy will get back to normal, and as long as we can stay focused on working through this as as a society and of maintain our our fabric of of kind of economic progress then. DESAGUADERO values today will eventually make sense just sort of a question of of win for the stock market, and then if you're if you're actually running business in thinking about your own performance in isolation, really being clear about is now the time to invest and grow my business now the time to be very careful with my expenses interest, get through this for the next year or however long it takes for there to be a vaccine. So the way to think about your company, if I understand correctly if I was to to put in a nutshell, is that. I think of you as a data science middleman between large capital allocators, and and start ups deserving of capital, so the the sovereign wealth funds the banks the I guess. Funds of funds. These kinds of sources are essentially looking to you for guidance on where to direct the capital, and you're on the on the other side, absorbing data and creating opportunities from these startups to source the good directions of that capital. Just wrap up. Would you put any more color around that description or or refining anyway. Yeah I mean I. think that at the core of what capital is is where the. Core Technology Ambler of sort of. The private market if you think about public markets today, you've clearing-houses like the New York Stock Exchange, and you have companies that provide analysis on top of that like Bloomberg, you know we see a tremendous opportunity to shift the paradigm where you know the place where all the financial transactions happen. is also the place that collects the data improvise information for those making these decisions and yeah, so I think capitals really at the center of making a transparent technologically enabled financial marketplace. Guys. Thank you so much for coming on the show and discussing capital, and I guess one last question is. Do you have any predictions for how capital allocation for startups will look differently in five ten years? Sure so! The first prediction. And this is happening now. I mean the the infrastructure is. In place both within. And others. Most startups fairly early in their life. Think is equity only way to do this and. So. That's a cultural shift. That's that's already happened. People are starting to ask that question. The second prediction is. Seed and series a funding will be entirely unchanged. After series. There'll be a bifurcation between businesses that. Are Really. Capital intensive gigantic rnd projects think like SPACEX. The series, B. C. d. e. enough are really about building and launching a rocket. Those businesses will by and large not. Turn outside of equity to finance themselves, but there's very few of those businesses. Pretty much every other business businesses that you see raising a series B. Serie C. Will like any normal business in the entire rest of the economy raise maybe half of that capital nine allegedly either in the form of debt. Royalty financing factoring all of the other instruments that normal companies use to finance themselves in the void delusion that will happen roughly three years her. Now that'll that'll kind of we'll see obvious obvious signs of that from very early very early base, and then the final the final thing is. Steve Case talks a lot about this. With the rise of the rest, he's got this great venture fund that invests explicitly outside the coast, so kind of the rest of America and we've seen that there's there's a pretty dramatic distinction between being a coastal business non-coastal business from capital access perspective, but there's no distinction from an actual performance perspective, and so we'll start to see some of the regional. Differences in bias sees around where capital flows, go away. And so I would maybe put that on a five year timeline like raising capital is actually much more predictable, much less biased, and that's great back to the beginning of our conversation. That's great for the economy I mean every project or business that can convert capital, two products and services that people love should get finance. No questions asked doesn't mean it doesn't matter what the color of your skin is. What background you have whether you went to college didn't go to. College doesn't matter. You have a business with data that can prove whether people love it
Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing
"Day out of South Korea. The mayor of the capital city Soul, is found dead after he disappeared. I was after the mayor of Seoul was reported missing by his family police saying Park Kwan soon's body has been found. They say his daughter described him, leaving a message that sounded like a will park was souls math for nine years and have being touted as a possible candidate for president. South Korean media is reporting. One of his secretaries approached police yesterday with a complaint of sexual harassment. Simon Oh, in Fox News.
British judge denies Maduro Venezuela's gold in London bank
"The central bank in Venezuela is to appeal against the British court decision denying its access to over a $1,000,000,000 worth of Venezuelan gold held by the Bank of England's It described the ruling as absurd and said Venezuela needed the gold to fund the fight against Cove. In 19. The high court in London said the basis for its decision was that the British government had recognized President Nicolas Maduro's rival, Kwan Guido as Venezuela's interim president last
Boston - Undrafted Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke Signs With Patriots
"Even though he wasn't drafted over the weekend Michigan state quarterback Brian Lewerke he ends up in a very good spot as he was signed as an undrafted free agent yesterday by the New England Patriots working by the way one of several Michigan state Spartans were signed as undrafted free agent yesterday others included wide receiver Cody white wing to deal with the Kansas City Chiefs lineman ray Kwan Williams who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and linebacker Joe Bachie who signed with the New Orleans
Animal Slander! Debunking 'Birdbrained' And 'Eat Like A Bird'
"All right first up bird brained again. People say this when they're implying somebody needs to get it together or they're scattered. Yeah clearly not a compliment right so for more on this you talked to Corinna newsom. Hello Hi Emily. Yeah Hey how are you? I'm good how are you good? Good my name's emily. Corinne is a Grad student at Georgia Southern University studying birds and before that she was zookeeper she's got a deep well of experience to draw upon for today's episode. What's your relationship with that phrase bird brained? I usually get a little bit offended when I hear the word bird brained as a person who spent a lot of time training birds For the purpose of education and showing off natural behaviors. I've gotten a chance to look very closely. At how birds think and understanding the way that they think and being very impressed with their cognition and so when I hear people use bird brained as an insult. I am. Dan Personally insulted. You gotta stand by Your burs. Starting off strong. I mean you gotta set the tone. Okay trusted expert. Witness Carina newsom approaching the bench. Hit us with that sweet sweet evidence. Carina SAYS BIRDS ARE OVERALL PRETTY SMART. Cognition depends on the species of course but birds in the Corbett family like crows and Ravens are wicked smart. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah. They can memorize faces. They were Super Cool. Experiments on that in some crows can make tools which is usually associated with primates. Correct and you know what other birds are. Smart Parrots. They are incredibly social animals. They are also very skilled at mimicry. At recognizing even memorizing patterns At picking up on behavioral cues from humans. Corinna says that parents are tough pets precisely because they're so smart you have to give them mental stimulation and if you don't they're going to occupy themselves which oftentimes may end up looking like biting your furniture tearing apart your shoes wreaking havoc on your home here. It's need constant mental stimulation or else. It's just havoc and all of this has to do with connections inside their brains. Do I smell little data? Kwon Oh you. Do you better believe you do so a couple of years ago. This study came out that looked at brains across different types of birds songbirds parrots various birds of prey and the study looked closely at this part of the brain called the medial spira form nucleus which helps connect the Sara Bellum to the Tel and south one. Zero Bhalla is at the back of the brain deals with muscle movements balance. That kind of stuff. Do you know what that is yet? Yeah I know stuff kwong. Okay fine well do you know at the Telegraph. Alana's I yes. Go read do go right ahead. What is it okay. All right Gimme second. There's a lot of stuff in the brain Yeah it's this really intricate set up structures in the brain that are required for some of the most complex and evolved functions. Yeah you clearly. Google that With I can't you're breaking up on going through a tunnel. Ma'am you're in a closet? You can't be gone through the same time all right anyway. Moving on the key here. Is that the bridge connecting these two parts. The medial spire form. Nucleus and birds is a mark of strong cognitive abilities and parrots have an unusually large medial spiral form nucleus for their size so the birds have small low noggins but really advanced Lil Naga. Oh yeah good point. That was my follow up question to this research. Carino was talking about two and so despite the fact that birds have like very very small brains Usually like the size of a walnut forest and even larger Brain Bird. Those brains are the most effective at packing neurons compared to any other brains including Mammalian brains. So you hear that birds punching above their weight when it comes to neural density honestly. I'm not surprised. So some birds have about as many neurons in therefore brain than like a primate so because their brain has some complex folding and the the neurons are closer physically closer together inside of the brain. They can have a large number of neurons accomplishing a lot of the same goals that animals with bigger brains and their but fewer neurons have. Okay Kwong the verdict on bird brained. Oh you know what it is Mattie. Do I even need to say it slander? Getting so good that you taught me how could Lord okay? Okay my turn so I looked into the phrase eat like a bird. Oh yeah very curious about this. People will say that it suggests. Someone doesn't eat very much that they're like peckish right. Which you know the official. Npr shortly position is that just. Don't comment on how much or how little somebody eats you know what I mean. Generally speaking yeah mine. You're on food business. Yes so okay. Let us start our examination of eat like a bird by considering the simple hummingbird. Do you know how they eat. Deer Kwan no no I do not dear Mattie but I fear but I fear you are about to tell me in excruciating detail first of all let me start off by saying you're welcome second introduce you to Alejandro Trico. He is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Washington on curator of birds at the Burke Museum of the University of Washington. But before that when he was a graduate student at the University of Connecticut he was part of one of my favorite bird. Eating related experiments ever so humming. Birds have really long tongues that dart out to get nectar and for a long time scientists. Thought that the tongue worked like a tiny tiny little tube so small the nectar. Kinda just shoots up the tongue on its own by what's called capillary action Ali in his boss Margaret Ruby. The did not by this capillary action. Theory Oh We were discussing. How the equations and the predictions from those capillaries don really made sense in terms of what the actual the hummingbirds in nature look like. But here's the thing on one does not simply eyeball a hummingbird tongue. These little are as thin as a fishing line and they dart in and out of the beak at like fifteen to twenty times per second. Whoa so to solve these problems. What we devise were tiny transparent flowers with flat sides so we could film through it and see the action happening on. We needed high speed video because it's happening so fast so we were filming between a thousand and two thousand frames per second just to see how long would interact with the nectar. So cool all right so. They made little glass flowers so they could film through them. That's that's pretty genius. Yeah and what they saw kwong. It changed the Hummingbird game. What we saw is that the Humbert on when he touches the nectar. I the portion that is inside the liquid on falls on it has little fringes on those tubes on those open up. Oh so it definitely isn't just a static little tube no not even close as the tongue is shooting out of the beak. It's compressed by the beak but when the tip of tongue hits the nectar it splits into two like a little snake tongue and those tips. They have these little flaps that hoping an those flaps fill up with nectar. That is so amazing.
Falcons could field an offense with 11 first-round draft picks
"So we had a truck a couple of signings by the Atlanta Falcons over the weekend right to pick up tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens and they also acquired look Kwan Treadwell a former number one pick for the Minnesota Vikings yeah as the Atlanta falcons roster currently stands right now on offense alone just on offense they have a Levin former first round picks all of these former first round picks quarterback Matt Ryan first round pick Todd Gurley who sign when he was released first round pick Julio Jones first round pick Calvin Ridley first round pick the Quantrill first round pick Hayden Hurst first round pick left tackle Jake Matthews first round pick left guard James carpenter first round pick center Alex Mack former first round pick Chris Lindstrom the right guard former first round pick and right tackle Caleb McGary also that he first started his first round eleven is incredible let them all eleven of them a former first round pick I mean there's no way that's ever happened before right I can't believe that what ever but here's the real question if you had to redraft everyone of these players how many would be former first rounder this okay because I think this is fair Lidstrom McGarry and carpenter I've always been really what one or two years no it's been really since two thousand eleven okay yeah so let's remind me Gerry I think you were taken off or taken them out yeah okay so all of the other nine how many would be redrafted as a first round what's what's going on it's not right absolutely no question that runs for Todd Gurley no yeah I I would say no I would sit well I would say no one quite frankly his a conversation about the value of the position in general could also affect the new with him that was the thing coming out of college yes I look he has fifty eight rushing touchdowns over his first whatever seasons and all the other ones are either in the hall of Famer going let me just say six are we saying first rounder today or go back to the beginning again it would re drawing back to the beginning again because I'm currently the way Todd Gurley came out I mean would you not still take him in the first one that's the question now right are you going to pay for that kind of production from a running back anymore we saw Christian McCaffrey Leonard for net like there's been plenty examples of even a legal or not re signing a big second contract drafting a great one of the first round can still benefit you a lot okay I'm just trying to get to it you know is that what they've done in their right career does that mean where are the first roll worthy to me the girly thing is to your point he had a knee injury coming out of college and right when they signed with the red sign that long term deal with they're trying they got out of now then he was going to be chronic so to me the top group member he was the first one that airports reset the market for running backs and it turned out no he just re establish the old line of thinking but that first three years of production would you that would you spend a first round pick on that because we saw that rand's office how much in common now it always goes like this with the running game but in combination with an offense of line that did really well what you brought into what worth over would you pay for that as the foundation of your off I'm beginning to go the Melkite around here that I'm not sure running back as well because Melvin Gordon was in that same draft and Melvin Gordon is on his team I got an extreme I think that's the biggest conversation we could take out of this is the running back position record number mellow one point eighty never take a running back in the first Rana I wonder for we're slowly but surely going back to it I mean there was a contract a couple years ago with the first running back off the board was late second round out of Tennessee and I think we're going back to that after a bevy running backs being taken so we were definitely in on Matt Ryan yes we're out on Todd Gurley a legit is amazing looking back at Todd Gurley's draft class there's not a lot of got like if you're talking about reworking the top ten Todd Gurley might be the most wealthy in that group maybe outside of Amari Cooper yeah we can we can have that discussion later because that's in it read graphic I think is always fast and you have to wait a certain amount of time Julio Jones know quite well right Calvin Ridley first round too early again I think it's too early last year what he had sixty three receptions okay just under nine hundred okay seven touchdowns I would mean he also can't account for how bad that team ask me yes or no right now I'd say yes but I still think it might be too early Hayden Hurst no not because look they they took marketers later in the draft in the third round he clearly became the tight end of Baltimore which made Hayden Hurst by the way has taken in the first row before Lamar Jackson R. Jackson for Lamar starting you know tight on that team right now marketers you said right Hayden Hurst also dealt with some injuries and stuff there too that's okay in perfect sample size and when you have a guy come on like marquetry who could predict that the way that offense ended up of what he was the Mackey award winner a what he was coming home with one truck will no no Jake Matthews yes I think so I think so I think so do not I meet yeah yeah I mean yes he's been there he's been there is a second contract I also wrote a like doesn't miss a lot of games he's he's dependable yeah I think that's what it our printer are probably not I mean he's he's been a guy that's been in the league for nine years now dependable guy but we're talking about first round right you know I mean when you're twenty four we'll talk about for sure we're talking about top ten picks like a lot yeah yeah yeah I I'd probably lean toward no on that as well yeah yeah Alex Mack yeah absolutely yeah yeah and then the other than what we remember and I think Lidstrom would be headed in that direction yeah kill the guy who's more reach last year get killed the one I have questions about obviously we know the health concerns that existed before the draft earning a hard issue that he had had to deal with early in this time oxygen so there's a lot to hash out with those two but just I mean blows off the page when you just read that number the every single hundred dinners with that crew yeah what eleven Ryan still got its still on that ride to reach for the paycheck first but everyone else has to at least go for their wallets and act like there's also a common I do with you know with my dad so you got rid you got Ridley help you got got this R. Ridley Hearst links from a Gerry all still on their rookie deals you know wrecked yeah everybody else is is all for them yeah if I'm looking at yes correct so yeah they're all fascinating eleven a former first rounders on
2020 Philadelphia Roots Picnic lineup released, Meek Mill to headline
"Meek mill will headline the roots picnic this summer with these majority has more on the line up coming to the man's center this year's roots picnic will feature three stages that man in Fairmount park on Saturday may thirty tickets go on sale Friday at noon Philly native meek mill is the big draw this year in addition to performances by meek mill summer Walker and the baby there also be a live recording of quest floods supreme podcast and a live mix tape recording by black thought and J. period which will feature ray Kwan and Ghostface full Tang clan some of the other performers include brandy SWV and thunder cats now if you want to get the cheapest tickets promoter say post the lineup flyer on your social media page and then screenshot that post and email it to promo at roots picnic Philly dot com to get an exclusive presale
Philadelphia: 2020 Roots Picnic lineup released, Meek Mill to headline
"Yeah bring in this year's roots picnic will feature three stages that the man in Fairmount park on Saturday may thirtieth tickets go on sale Friday at noon Philly native meek mill is the big draw this year in addition to performances by meek mill summer Walker and a baby there also be a live recording of quests loves supreme podcast in a mixtape recording life by black thought into J. period which will feature re Kwan and go space from the Wu Tang clan
Enter the Wu-Tang Clan
"Today. We're going to enter the WU. Tang clan I love that so much I was. You May as well have reached across the table and slap me. When you told me I was like? Oh I'm going to do this next and you're like I'm going to do the Wu Tang clan and I was like what and you really did your due diligence. You might have done a lot of research focused all right first of all. I watch the show. Time for part documentary series. Tang clan of Mike's in men came out in May two thousand nineteen It was filmed to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary of the group. And actually there's also a dramatize who series called Wu Tang in American saga which came out. on Hulu in September twenty nineteen It portrays a fictionalized account of the the formation of the Tang clan over ten episodes but I decided I was going to the source. Yeah I was GonNa Watch the documentary. Good good for you documentary. I read some chapters in some books. Wow I read some websites. I listened to a lot of music primary sources I am I am here for Al.. I am your as of this moment. Just for just for one tiny moment in the blip of the timeline of the universe. Im Your expert on the Tang clan. That's very exciting to me as a CO host most of this podcast that I am sitting in the presence of the current expert of the Wu. Tang clan this is. I can't wait to learn it. You're so right off the bat the term. MC It can mean master of ceremonies which is usually the only person at a gathering that was allowed to use a microphone. It could also stand for microphone controller or Mike Cheka It is also the general inverse skilled rapper and to be a true. Mc means being able to perform under any circumstance to the ultimate performer and an emcee masters. The moment and makes every move appeared deliberate and I realize as I read the definition that you can tell I am the whitest. We are rivaled only by your good friend here Lauren. Also one of the whitest white girl I am very. Are you aware and I apologize in advance. If I mess anything up please let me know and happy to take feedback on this especially because this is a topic that I I that I start from. Scratch basically exactly all right so if you are an expert too and you already own the complete route Tang discography and you have a relevant tattoo. A to somewhere on your person and you just wanted to make sure that I got the names of the members right here. They are so right off the bat. You've Rizza JR izza older. You bastard goes face. Killa La Method Man Ray Kwan Inspector Deck Masekela and you God and then later on you had capitana so now you can go ahead and forward to the sparkly quiz music if you want but if you wanna hear the whole story buckling so picture it. Staten Island late. One thousand nine hundred eighty S. Oh ooh I know your favorite of the boroughs so the Park Hill housing complex which is located in the Clifton neighborhood on Staten Island had become the site of steadily increasing crime crime and drug abuse beginning in the early nineteen seventies by the late nineteen eighties to gain the nickname of crack hill due to the many arrests for possession in or sale of crack cocaine that were taking place place in and around the development. The bulk of the Park Hill neighborhood had been built in the nineteen sixties During New York City's plan for urban renewal projects in the majority of US residents were African. American can the complex consisted of fifteen acres of six story. Brick apartment buildings hearing from former residence doesn't exactly paint the most glowing portrait but kids of all ages in this complex played outside listening to music. DJ -Ing break-dancing Designing Graffiti and doing all kinds of other activities. That would later come to define hip hop so in their early early twenties. Cousins Robert Diggs Gary Greis and Russell. Tyrone Jones formed a group named force of the imperial master later known as the all in together. Now how crew. So Gary and Russell lived in Brooklyn but will come to Staten Island to visit their cousin Robert. Each of the three members recorded under an alias. Gary grace was the genius genius. Robert Diggs was Prince Raquin or the scientists in Russell. Jones was the specialist the group never signed to a major label but they caught the attention of the New York City rap scene through their homemade tapes by nine hundred ninety. One genius and prints were. Kim resigned to separate record labels but the label seemed to have strong armed them into doing some songs that they didn't didn't really feel so for example prince teams for a single was called. ooh I love you rookie. Ladies Man in the showtime documentary shows parts of this music video from nineteen ninety one and it is very nice it is so ninety S. It's so he you know. He's all dressed in early nineties. Ladies have that bright makeup on the big hair and like the shoulder pads and it's like Ooh we love rocky and it's like China he's like yeah all the ladies love me and this is when you listen to his later stuff like that was that was not really his vibe boy. So that didn't go so well for Prince or team didn't go for further genius genius so the cousins refocused their efforts and they give themselves some new nicknames. So the genius became Jessica cheesy pronounce. Gizeh and prints are keen became name Rizza. Oh showers the Russell Jones became older dirty bastard or ODBC R- is said that he knew the best rappers on Staten Island and he wanted to put a home-cooked meal of hip hop of real people. Together there early nineties rise of West Coast. Music shifted mainstream hip hop visibility. Away from New York City and Rizza decided to change all in the early nineties so recipe and collaborating with Dennis Coles who was later known as ghost face killer. They decided to create a hip hop group whose ethics would be a blend of of eastern philosophy picked up from Kung Fu movies. Five percent nation teachings from the streets and comic books so five percent nation is an American revisionist movement which split from the Nation of Islam in nineteen sixty three so this movement rejected being called a religion preferring instead to be known as a culture and a way of life in its teachings are referred to as supreme mathematics which you'll hear over and over you know when they give interviews and talk about you know Wu Tang. They're always talking about the supreme mathematics. Okay cool so Liu. Tang clan assembled in late nineteen ninety-two with Rizza as the defacto leader and the group's producer Rizza an old dirty bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu Tang so in contemporary China Chinese martial arts sales are generally classified into two major groups. You have Wudong which is named named after the Wudang Mountains in Shaolin named after the Shaolin Monastery Risen said that Wu Tang was the best sword style of martial arts and the tongue is like a sword soared and so I say that we have the best lyrics so therefore we are Tang clan. Love it the group also developed backrooms for their name including witty unpredictable. Edible talent and natural game okay and wisdom of the universe and the truth of Allah for the nation of the gods. I feel like I've heard that. Yeah Yeah so this is a background. It wasn't like the actual thing but it's fun when they can do that to make it so the group pulled together three hundred dollars to record their first track at firehouse studios the song protect. Your neck was released independently on Tang records in Nineteen ninety-two. The song made them the most talked about new act in New York City's underground and announced a new brand of hardcore hip pop in in the documentary talked to some of their former management. who were like? Okay here's what we did like we would send someone at a record store like ask for the new. ooh Tang Song and they'd be like we don't have that and then they would have somebody else come back in and be like two of us have the new routines and they'd be like no and then somebody would come in like playing the Wutang boombox and people would gather around be like yeah. This is great and they'd be like yeah. Wish you buy some of this so it was like guerrilla me. Yeah it worked. uh-huh course they would also like early on. They would kind of show up at Radio Studios like a colleague Ecology station or something like that with album. You should play this. Maybe we should do that with our podcast. Why haven't we done that? Well maybe not with radio station. 'cause that's the University of Rochester banging on the glass door. Be Like you should thumb drives us. Yeah exactly thumb drive you should play. Yeah podcast I'm your radio station. What I'm sure you're three? AM timeslot is open. Yeah of course. It is so risen the management including his brother divine bovine wanted to make sure that the group's members wouldn't be saddled with exclusive contracts with a particular record label. He wanted them to be able to launch future solo projects so there was a little bit of difficulty difficulty in finding a record label that would sign the Tang clan while still allowing each member to record solo albums with other labels. Okay seve Rifkin. Allowed records agreed need to all of us in Nineteen ninety-three so loud would get the first option to sign a solo artist. But then they would be allowed to talk to other studios so if you were like I'm GonNa go out on my own loud could say okay. I would give you this much money and then you were free to shop around and then still pick is the best thing. That's a nice deal. Yeah it was in. This was pretty pretty rare for those times especially when labels like owned Like decades so signing with records everybody agreed that led to the November remember nineteen ninety-three release of their debut album and Tang parentheses thirty six chambers.
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"That on the night I don't think there's any photographic proof but what is happening is thank god by the way I want to see the all it's call it's comedic somebody else gets the assignment each night so he's paying somebody off he's paying all five different there are smart either way I do not I am not assigned this at it because I don't want to see that our media their life so I know that white blood X. do not at all just a red will be on top of yeah I was really really little but anyway thing is is the is to give the all and I'll make it as brief as I can yeah how we got here I'm actually asking legitimately haven't heard the backstory all right soul the the model of my team as press is the new guy this year and the name of your team ambassadors of Kwan naturally yeah name your team that I thought it was cool on from show me the money one of the call of quality but we spelled it like one Alexander his hashtag legendary right at and and then when he got hurt I was like oh crap is not an omen for my team right but no we've actually I think all his focus is now on my team because he's not playing for the forty Niners anymore as always helped out but anyway this so I I told the guys at the beginning of the year yeah listen you don't know me but I'm good at this yeah a small not yeah you don't.
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"Is any particular holiday today and if it were the middle of the holidays and Kwan's is going on right and the and we've had without Hanukkah going on we have new years and the holiday bowl is happening tonight the the parade was yesterday and that messed everybody up including me I almost got caught in the parade in the staging area if I should've known because yesterday when the station they did TV and radio station KFMB stations plumbing went out yes OR day two of that we're we're learning a lot of urban survival skills here in this building now we found that there is an executive body and none of us knew was there and even that one a suspect but now it's a whole new adventure I'm meeting people from the other side of the building I haven't seen in fact I mean I just rented some people during the break well I thought it had passed away years ago but they show up for two things in broadcasting if that's the only available restroom and and that second and number one if there's any sort of food on any surface anyway it can be used food it could be just the story about the fruit cake David this is always a fruitcake story and and before you get the wrong I'm talking about these well they say it's edible but the door stop for cakes there's a story in fact here it is it's in the week magazine latest addition Judy you read injure enter comes at Michigan she proudly displays a fruit cake that is one hundred forty one years old her great great grandmother fit Delia Ford which sounds like a dealership had been that had a tradition of baking a fruit cake and and letting it age a year before serving it to family members during holidays and apparently she could really afford with the great service department there died before her eighteen seventy eight cake was ready so then the family said well she's not here to enjoy it so let's keep it as a keepsake door stop hockey puck and not is it the desert I am looking at a picture of it here and the descendants of a fifth Delia Sir eighteen seventy eight have looked after the rock hard fruit cake ever since showing it off of family gatherings educating younger relatives it's a great thing she says it's a legacy now course this Michigan chances are that fruitcake voted in the election two or three times in two thousand sixteen and that's what they're trying to do again it and that's not even the Russians involved with that that's normally just some some Democrat operative I'm not I'm just saying their group around cook county Illinois and all this works the other rise up out of the graves and somehow find time to vote multiple times so if that happens the fruit cake and have a vote to so happy holidays to you and they're good to have you with us your mark Larson of sitting in for me because I like to do that during the holidays not only are ten to noon show but for bright winnable between three and six forty five and bill.
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"No after her Halloween vampire fangs got stuck to her teeth on Tuesday blank unveiled the latest versions of the macbook air and pro apple right? A dog owner in Oklahoma City is warning neighbors. Please not feed her dog. Even though it's blanking. Getting married. No. Even though it's pretending to be a stray. So it can catch free hamburgers at McDonald's. Betsy Ray suspected that her dog Princess might be up to something which he noticed that the pooch put on a suspicious amount of weight. So she secretly followed the dog to a nearby McDonald's where she found out that Princess has been wandering the parking lot pretending to be a stray until people fed her hamburger. The Betsy is warned the neighbors. She says that the problem will sort itself out, and especially now that that dog who plays Wonderwall when an acoustic guitar is set up across the screen. Bill did out of do. Well enough to win. He came close five, right? Ten more points total to fourteen and that means faith is winter this week. Just a bit. We're gonna ask our panelists to predict what write in candidate will surprise everybody by winning big on Tuesday. Wait, wait, don't tell me. So production of NPR WBZ Chicago associated with urgent haircut. Productions Doug Berman. The benevolent overlord Philip Goto Correggio lyrics are public address announcer as Paul Freedman. Her hus- manager is Tyler green assisted by Simon TRAN and Mary dolio our interns are Catherine coats in. So we lo- Enberg a web guru is Beth Novi BJ lead have been composer FEMA program is produced by Jennifer mills and miles boss and Lillian Tilly king. Peter Gwynne is the NPR one clubs assistance normally technical direction is more into whiter master of operations is calling Miller. Production coordinator is Robert Newhouse. Our senior producers in Chile and the executive producer. Wait. Wait, don't tell me is Michael Dan now panel what write in candidate will surprise everybody next week in the midterms. Adam Burke, six year old kid who had a Halloween costume looked like she was holding their own head. Yes. If you haven't seen it go look at it. And then vote for. We need a guy who can rehabilitate the reputation of white men, and whose voice can bring us all together. It's Bill Curtis in a landslide. Hello. Tony the tiger. Because he wants to make America. That have this. We'll ask you about it on. Wait. Wait, don't tell me. Thanks Burke, faith saline. How Hong thanks all of you for listening. Next week. This is NPR.
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"Lightning fill in the blank each of our players have sixty seconds to answer as many fill in the blank questions as here. She can each. Correct answer is now worth two points. Bill. Can you give the scores faith Helen each have two and has four gosh, we flipped a coin and Helen has decided to go first the cluck will start when in first question fill in the blank on Wednesday. President Trump said he was considering sending fifteen thousand troops to meet the blank at the border refugee caravan. Yes. Following another political setback. German Chancellor blank told her party. She wouldn't seek reelection in December. Mark, right. The Guiliani said that the administration had prepared written responses to special counsel blanks questions for Trump. Oh Muller on Sunday. The Boston Red Sox beat the LA dodgers declaim their fourth blank win in fifteen years World Series. On Tuesday, Tories mobster FBI informant blank was killed in prison Whitey Bulger's. According to a report released this week the blank may be absorbing more heat than previously thought the ocean this week a shopowner in Belgium prevented a robbery by telling the burglars blank. Your mother would be ashamed of you. No, actually, he told them. This really isn't a good time. Could you come back later? Six armed robbers entered around noon, and the owner quickly explained there really wasn't much money in the store and that they should come back later. So they left the came back five hours later the odor convinced them to leave for a second time. Eventually the robbers were arrested undercover officers. Don't worry though, the group is already planning and escape from prison. Just as soon as they find out what time is most convenient. Bill. How did hell do our quiz? She got six right twelve more points, fourteen the lead. All right faith. You're up next fill in the blank on Sunday night far right candidate zehr. Both so narrow claimed victory in the presidential elections in blank Brazil, right report released Monday suggested that the White House is planning to impose blanks all remaining Chinese imports tariffs, right? This week. The Senate intelligence committee said they were investigating Trump's former chief strategist blanks actions during the twenty sixteen election. Oh, bannon. Yes. The change of policy streaming service blank said it would release three movies into theaters before adding them to their site Netflix. Yes. Police a Missouri proud to announce that they'd recovered a four thousand dollar blank stolen from a hospital last week inflatable colon. Yes, indeed on Wednesday. Mexico supreme court ruled that the country's ban on recreational blank was unconstitutional marijuana right on Thursday. Search giant blank begin worldwide walkout to protest the company's sexual harassment scandals Google this week a greyhound bus driver headed to New York covered up. The fact that he was lost by blanking. Driving around in saying he was helping people trick or treat your so close. He just basically drove around Cleveland in circles for hours. Passengers say they knew something was up when they notice that they had been driving through Cleveland for four hours. Logically. This could only mean one of two things either. The bus driver was lost and was driving in circles or there had been an accident. And now they were all in hell. Eventually the driver found his way the bus arrived in New York five hours late making this the most successful greyhound trip of all time. How did face doing our quiz into the lead with seven right fourteen more points totals sixteen and how many is added to win to tie and seven the win. All right. This is for the game on Wednesday. President Trump confirmed that despite promises there would be no middle class blank fast this year tax cut right on Monday. If you on say of slain journalist Jomo kashogi called on President Trump to be tougher on blank a Saudi Arabia, right? This week secretary of defense James Mattis called for the ceasefire in the civil war raging in blank Yemen right on Tuesday a ban on military drills over the demilitarized zone in blank went into effect, South Korea right woman in Alabama was forced to call an emergency dentist this week after blank killing her regular dentists..
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"Other new everything by cats. Fashion. Critics couldn't help but say meow at the Esmond international fashion show, and it's stumbled this week after a stray cat wandered onto the catwalk. He during the show while models strut it imposed pastor the cat laidback occasionally, scratched her self and swatted at the models. And then just like a contestant on America's next top model. The cat stood up confidently walked down the center of the runway stop turned liquor. But. Going to be mad when that's not in the collection. I think so I would look like that here is your last limit. I don't live at the polls where Chris cringle dwells, although songs make my brain into single cells. I have suffered the peril of too many carols. I went nuts from exposure to perils. Oh my gosh. I think I'd do better handwriting. Yeah. I know it's amazing. Well, you've already won. So tell you it's Jingle Bells went nuts. Him exposures jingle bell. Christmas music Christmas music. Makes you crazy. According to a clinical psychologist and everybody. The notion is that the brain tends to prefer things that's familiar with. It actually takes mental energy to not focus on the Christmas carols being played incessantly in the background and focus on what you're supposed to be doing the open heart surgery. You'll find yourself to serrated and confused because you're you're subconsciously spending energy trying to lure yet another edition of grandma got run over by a reindeer, not to mention the emotional stress of losing grandparents. Brexit say how Charmaine I find it. The Alice doesn't know how limericks work. Just imagine some guy going to wasn't old man for men tuck it, and she's a go..
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"A call triple eight wait that's one eight eight eight nine two four eight nine two four right now panel some more questions for you from the week's news. Helen, new study shows that one key to a healthy relationship involves partners consistently doing what to each other. Can I have a hint take my wife? I know you're my wife, but just play along teasing. Yes. Really, these ING and ridiculing. I'm so good. If that I can't relationship to save my light. Well, you make fun of each other in the really show the couples who make fun of each other more likely to be satisfied with their relationship and sex life versus couples who love and respect one another. They're miserable. This isn't really about. I this. This makes sense if you have because first of all if you've a sense of humor about yourself. Then you probably have you're probably pretty healthy. Yes. And if your partner can poke fun at your foibles that shows like that's intimate. Yes. Like, you know, this about me, you can make fun that he is. I believe the theory anybody poking my foible. Consensual also done in space. Can they poke? Yeah. I think they need gravity again. The Correct. correct. Craft important term is in space. But this sort of thing is like a hallmark of all the classic romances who could forget Titanic when roses like sink much. Oh, yeah. Not great Shakespearean, right, Romeo, Romeo. Where for you? I'm downhill you blind. Joke. Adam a Russian scientists stationed in remote research facility in stralia is recovering quite well after a colleague stabbed him because he wouldn't stop doing what. I I know this story you do. Yeah. He wouldn't stop ruining the end of books. That's exactly. Wouldn't stop spoiling the ending of books. I book club. Russian research station, and you know, in the winter of in article, which is just ending. Now. You know, they're tiny little libraries extremely valuable and apparently one scientist just like it in chatting with his fellow just like to spoil the endings of the books for the other guy can read them. Yeah. Oh, it's only deserve to get trained. Well, look look. Oh, yeah. This one the murderer. It's all of them these ties. But then he comes back. And finally one of his colleagues to snapped stab the spoiler guy has been evacuated. He's doing fine is going to recover, but it was a little dicey his lying there. You're like, oh my God. I just been stabbed in the attacker leans over and whispers spoiler. You're gonna die. Hell in the marines are developing a high powered laser that allows them to do what to their enemies from almost a mile away. A high powered laser that you can do something a mile away. I'm assuming the answer is not just kill them. That would be I think a little expected wouldn't it? Can I have a hit? Sure, you thought this could only happen if you were a liar liar pants on fire, set people's pants on fire or make them very hot. I was gonna get remove tattoos. Wait, you the pants on fire from a mile away? Or? Yeah. Marines will soon be able to create a temporary non-harming sensation of unpleasant heat in targets clothing. Using a laser raising. The question is that military grade laser directed at your pants or you just happy to see. Way too, surely the counter attack to this take off your pants. Yeah. That would be the counter. Pence less. To do the famous naked regiments. Yes. It doesn't matter. How hot pants get? They will never burst into. I don't know. Exactly. Makes you feel. Yeah. You simply aim this device is called the scalable, compact alter short pulse laser system, you aim at that has to be an acronym slowdown this scalable, what this the scalable, compact ultra pulse laser hold on scale book goals. The scuffle. This device that scalpels set back to keep back to the drawing board until we have an acronym. So it also turns out that it also can be used to transmit sounds. So you can yell at people told them to stop marching from the mile away. Hey, sir. Put your pants. We need you to put your pants on. Don't ask me. Why? Coming up. It's lightning fill in the blank. But I it's the game where you have to listen for the rhyme if you'd like to play on air caller, leave a.
"kwan" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"Really? Really? View told that person does the person on whom it's really based on no. I was reading was reading about you. And it says that after growing up in this rather, shall we say a privileged way in Singapore? You move to the states, and it was a weird kind of transition for you as a child is that right? Actually. Really because back in Singapore. You didn't have a law. If you did you had servants to mow it. That's one of the things that I love about the book is that these people all look down on Americans. News old. Agrees. And I got no respect for my. Right. Because what have you done with your life rack late? So what earned there? They don't care about it. Right. You know, just a correspondence university. Yeah. In fact, your relatives. I mean because you do right about that quite hilariously. But I believe accurately about what these families expected their children having disappointed them so gravely by, you know, getting degrees and living in New York and being successful did becoming a massively bestselling author and the progenitor of a really successful film. Did that help at all in? There is really. I think my mom is still. Point. I go to school, you know. And then job, do you feel do you feel like you are as American as you are Chinese? Sometimes, you know, more than thirty years now, in fact, would say that much more American Chinese or sure, yeah, I'm Korean American so funny. How similar the all the East Asian cultures are like when I go back to Korea. My relatives are gas that. I still have my old knows. Like, how provincial? Story of my life. You know, I. Right. I have to one of the things that runs through the book is is there are a lot of brand names. These these people are very attuned to brands is that something you had to research, or did you just know? I was willing to capture this world and in this world. I find that people are known dropping a mile a minute. Yeah. Little like, yank my shirt feeble labeled. Cremate my shoes. Very liberal sprinkling of brand names everyday conversation. Kevin have you heard of this crazy trend amongst the Chinese wealthy people this like Instagram pose where they fall out of their car, and like all these like really expensive things are falling out of their purse. Yeah. So Kevin if you fell out of a taxi in New York, what will we see what will we catch on the streets, splayed all around you. Wait a minute. What brand big? Kevin one. It is a pleasure to talk to you. We've invited you here to play a game. We're calling crazy. Rich, Asians, meet crazy reasons..
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"And now the game where people who've come a long way are introduced things they missed on the way there it's called not my job. Kevin Kwan was born to a wealthy family in Singapore in once he moved to the United States realized nobody would believe the world he grew up in. So he wrote a novel about it called crazy, rich, Asians and people loved it. The book is spawned two sequels and a very successful movie. Just this year. Kevin kwan. Welcome to wait. Wait, don't tell. So I I've been like knee-deep in your world all week, and it's delightful, but for the few people who have not either read your books or seen the movie could you briefly describe the mill you that you write about downton abbey? Okay. Yeah. With the most millionaires in the world. And. Clash between new money and what happens innocent girl for New York. He's basically. Yeah. And it's what's amazing. I mean, the the book is funny and charming, and it can't wait to find out. What happens and all that good stuff? But it describes things that I simply cannot believe. But I'm told her all true is that that all of the details of how these people live is. It's all drawn for memories and real life. Ninety nine percents. Some. Actually, tone down. So like, for example, the woman who's depressed, and she goes out and buys a million dollars worth of jewelry. Toned down. Home. I got deprive get with its own yoga studio. Really? If you have to be in your private jet. You're not gonna wait till you land. So so this book was was written about the people. You knew growing up have those people read the book or seen the movie, and if so what do they think of it? And actually been. Yeah. The Asian of them. Claiming. Oh,.
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"I hear from Helen Hong the undefeated Santa Fe snow leopards were riding high into their minor league division championships. But lost a stunning three games in a row in the playoffs. Was that the pressure of the playoffs being televised on ESPN three was that the distraction of screaming fans dressed up as all manner of snow leopards dwell turns out it was just Vits unbeknownst to the poor snow leopards their Queant manager had switched the brand of black. Under I grease which players used to reduce glare, this new Greece which had the suspicious consistency of cheap shoe polish caused all of the players to break out with huge embarrassing pimples. It's my first time being on ESPN Mon the first basement Jorges. Shabas? I look like I'm an eighth grade again. Indeed, the mass breakouts were such an embarrassment for the snow leopards nicknamed by some cruel fans as the spotted leopards that they spent most of the game holding their hands in front of their faces rather than actually trying to hit or catch balls while they're done for the season management has already sold naming rights for next year. And they're really excited for opening day Accutane stadium. A minor league baseball team. Tell the loss of getting pimples from there. I black your next story of an excuse. In sport comes from Adam Burke, we've all had bosses annoyingly tried to raise morale the guy that walks up and down high fiving, everyone one man streptococcus delivery system. The manager that insists on celebrate every birthday, even though we all know Cheryl from accounts as getting fired at the end of the month. Well, it turns out such forced enthusiasm extends to professional sports where it can be just as harmful in a recent interview, legendary Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis said it was just that type of forced pep rally in the jinx teams two thousand eight season Portis railed against then coach Jim Zoran and his practice of having the team gathering the locker room to cheer hip hip hooray like a Connecticut polo team from the thirties and saying that it contributed to the skin. Nhs blowing their five to start to the season. That's how the locker room got divided. He explained while locker room rituals or certainly common in professional sports. The preferred mantras tend to be more modern pop culture are intended unless like something you'd hear it. A rally for the bull moose party or a group of people trying to cheer up a morose Victorian clown. Grown man explained. Portis? You're sitting here thinking about hip hip and throwing up like you kidding me. What Portas frustration is certainly understandable. It doesn't hold a candle to having to sing for. He's a jolly good fellow to Peter sago for five minutes before every show before he'll go on. Redskins season ruin being because they were forced to say hip who Ray by their coach your last story of a reason for a route comes from faith Sailly Ukrainian figure skating couple and a statia Puna Marinko and Maksim Bondar have been undefeated champions. They're also Ukraine's biggest love story together for nine years on the ice their romance is fire. They never stumble. So imagine the shock during a recent national competition when Anastacia not only faltered, but actually fell on her took us, according to a breathless interview, she gave just after her disastrous performance it all began right before they skated onto the ice when maxim took off his warmup jacket and annotation notice something weird. It was Maxim's left. Nipple extremely prominent under his sparkly spandex. Was he cold this man who spends his days on the ice? No, his right nipple. Looked common toasty wait thought in a stage. It's not his nipple. It's nipple ring. She lost all focus the moment. They started their potted when she pressed against maxims chess. She felt the hard metal. How could this be why had he done? This was he having an affair. Her lutts was lame her triple sow cow was barely a single cow at the end of the performance Anastacia collapsed, the audience gasped the judges gaped, but then maximum cut down on the ice on one knee. He reached into his Uniterd groping his nipple to extract the diamond ring he tape there when he asked you a station marry him, she pouted his chest and Saab tuck tight Euboea, you doc, which is Ukrainian for. Yes. You bastard. Happy. Fiancee's have just signed a deal with Ukraine's largest jeweler to create a line of nipple tongue knows engagement rings. Four performance. I stanford..
"kwan" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"Hillary to like when she goes actually was just joking which is a great example of the fantastic, Hillary Clinton comedic. Because she made another joke at one of these things where someone mixed up Eric Holder and Cory Booker and Hillary said they all look alike, and it's just one of my Hillary Clinton tried to tell jokes is like when a dog walks in its hind legs and tries to dance. A no he think you're doing it. But you're not doing. All right, Sean. Here's your last good. And your last quote is about hollowing if you have three pieces, it's not so bad. But most people don't do that. Now that was a nutritional expert saying that not only is it the worst tasting Halloween candy. It's the worst four you. What is it? I would go with is sticking them. My forehead right now. Jimmy corn candy corn. Yes. It's the weekend after Halloween by now, you're probably down to the drags of your stolen bag of candy leaving only a couple of bit of honeys and some straight candy corn is down there. That's the worst Halloween. Candy, candy corn is made from corn syrup Aren Jin yellow food dye and the strange liquid that accumulates on bus seats. Turns out not only does candy corn taste bad. It's actually the worst candy for you. It's all sugar, of course. But since it comes in such small pieces, people tend to eat whole handfuls of it at once. This is the problem. First of all, Peter. Can we give it some respect? I call it maize maize vegetable of a candy. It is meant to be nibbled with the narrow side I way giving a candy court etiquette class. Candy corn is Zing. Are you kidding? Has like notes to it. It has top motive by it has a little L done paid off. Ear of corn? I would slap you. Benja bill. How did Sean doing her? Thank you so much. Brenna panel. It is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news face, a private spaceflight.
"kwan" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"But it's like all the trampling with none of the deal. Now for his part as we approach the midterms. The president is doing whatever he can to rally his base. He's promising tax cuts warning about invading hordes and sending troops to the border. He's throwing everything at the wall. But nothing is sticking because he still hasn't built the wall. The president keeps lying about this caravan of refugees from Honduras. He says it's full of criminals in it's an invasion. Somebody should tell him. It's just the line for people coming to his next inauguration? Just mentioning that. There's no wall just makes me think of him sending down like fifteen thousand mimes that could just. To make him feel good. He holds some kind of press conference in which he's supposed to talk about policy. But he announces that if these menacing hordes, come and throw rocks. Yes, at these fifteen thousand mimes he'll be sent right now that day will be treated as if they are rife just because he said the rock is the same as a rifle, which why his hunting trips never went. Like can reach us. If people are gonna be throwing rocks. Can we just start by meeting with paper and scissors? It'd be funny. I also am not surprising, really. Because this president the only Hispanic people. He's aware over baseball players is throwing nine. All right. Sean John here is your next quote. I'd like to be president. That was somebody saying for real that she might want to run for president again in twenty twenty who. Mrs clinton. Yes. Hillary Clinton after losing an election to Donald Trump losing an election to Donald Trump secretary Clinton hinted this week she might want to lose to him again. No need we believe you can do it. We watched the first time you but hearing this or saying this the DNC is like, yeah, they were right. We really should have locked her up. She. She was being interviewed. And she was asked if she would run for president again. And she said no in the interviewer said, really? And she said, well, I'd like to be president. And she went on at as to how much more qualified. She would be for the job, then Donald Trump. That's true. But anyone could say that anyone? If she did run Hillary would have to go up against Elizabeth Warren who's definitely running in twenty twenty by the way, Hillary also headed DNA test. And it turns out she's one hundred percent really should not run for president. In Hollywood, there's like a loose term because of the failure of the movie the Phantom Menace. Remember when the Phantom Menace came out character jar jar banks now a term called oh, you need someone to jar jar Binks. You like it means like George Lucas didn't have anyone near him to say, you know, what this character is really pretty awful, and maybe you should pull it out of the movie Hillary needs to get charger. She needs. Somebody me her to be like girl, you need a different hobby or can I suggest some sort of presidential fantasy camp where she could go. Seven six. Signs. Kiss baby in front of a podium. We're living in a president. Fan. But this interesting a while all that was going on. And by the way, her aide said, no, no, she doesn't really mean it really not going to run. But you know, who might who actually is quietly putting together maybe a challenge Donald Trump is Mitt Romney who's going to be elected to the Senate next week. And so he's going to run in twenty twenty against the president. It's his Logan is going to be Mitt Romney. I don't look so bad. Now do..
"kwan" Discussed on Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum
"I remember i saw michelle kwan on tv doing commentary for her first time for should i gotta beat that no but i remember thinking like oh my god i didn't even think about this like i didn't even realize that like the sport i love that there's other roles in it and then i was like oh great now i'm getting into something that's just as political and difficult as skating was i mean if you look at commentary in in its entire lifetime you had dick button peggy fleming scott hamilton and and his partner at the time was sandra resnick so you have so and i'm like oh i did it for decca over twenty each run is like over twenty years so it's like my dad was like why why jet something going for you you won the gold medal right that's an attraction it's your sport that you know about that you lived your entire life it makes more sense than like you do twenty one year or twenty years of figure skating you're going to be a great figure skater and you come to hollywood you're like you can't just be a great actor right away you're not going to be it's very seldom that happens so there's a connection here between like hey i could do this and i have an end and let's see where this go and it was it was sort of let's see where it goes and then i realized i was going down this long road you know when i started i called and like i i know people in my world i remember you.
"kwan" Discussed on Well This Sucks
"But i got my fifth bit magma but lee great guy back highly of a hearing it ever how i don't want that on having um just kidding um that's great though and i'm sure dr kwan in her amazingly but also just the network at kaiser and i'm i'm sure i don't know how if it would be something that or it would be a therapist that would have worked with other cancer patients but that would be really interesting that said yang cancer patient that's why i ask dr kwan and i mean i think you need to have a i know let me with that group i don't i don't know what the pool is of therapeutic talent out there but i imagine the way the best would be someone who's a survivor and a therapist then they like really know or at least you'd get that with the gonna guess yeah you get that with the group mmhmm mmhmm and usually survivors odds are exciting courting the movies doley according to the movies of seem i guess i don't know i don't know shit screw all your other resolution not true i would also that's volumes 'cause i mean i know you've been intending to do that since gavin putting on the back burner like others during a go to therapy and stuff like that but i know that i definitely needed in i mean i was in a sincere and when i wrote like i do i feel like physically i feel i feel great lake and we see that dna we see your change and on those boy firearms nerves oh no longer so far.
"kwan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The fundamentalists are telling the story and the kwan's are crunching numbers is that a gross oversimplification only does it work i think everybody crunchers numbers i wouldn't want to see the fundamentalist don't tell the story there sir only you know client of forecast cash flows and understand know what are the drivers of earnings and revenues and then finally will late that back to us a stock price in what they think the appropriate stock price would be a clients don't try to do any of those things necessarily they try to just forecast returns directly and see what can be those drivers of those returns and overall for the most part think about large baskets of returns or of stocks and how those characteristics than how those stocks behave based upon their return base characterists x can you square enh with quantitative analysis are they similar or really a when i think of kwan's i think of using powerful computers in order to try and beat the market or again oh you oversimplified so i think the emag is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in finance and gene pharma's genius was that he really taught us how to think in a very rigorous way about what it means to be an efficient market and what it means to beat the market before pharma came along there were people publishing studies all the time that's said they had a strategy to beat the market i think that drove pham a little crazy because the work wasn't very well done and the phrase beat the market was very loosely applied and with foam a really kind of taught us was that you have to think about risk and say on a risk adjusted basis can i beat the market and then academics have debated for years what does the appropriate measure of risk is at the capital lhasa pricing motto is it the former french three factor model is there something else that were missing this now car hearts factor on momentum that is put in there but academics have been debated are those factors anomalies or their proxies risked and you know we spent fifty years more plus an academic circles debating.
"kwan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A possible assault that she suspected was happening behind her home in administration officials says that president trump has invited all gop senators to the white house for much wednesday to talk about health care and other issues abc's alex mallon reports the invitation follows a day of president trump in the white house seeking to deflect blame for the failure of the gop senate's repeal and replace bill with mr trump acknowledging in brief remarks that a small group of republican defectors were partly to blame the meeting comes as democrats have called for republicans in the white house to compromise on a plan to reform obamacare without a full repeal the president last hosted a group of gop senators for lunch to talk health care on june 13 th at the white house alex melon abc news washington meanwhile house republicans unveiled a four trillion dollar federa will budget today that would increase military spending and slash some public programs marielle as parts of from abc reports that house republican savior budget would produce the federal deficit by six point five trillion dollars over the next ten years a want to keep military spending up a proposed cuts to federal employee benefits environmental protection programs and transportation republicans also say that spending on social safety net programs like food stamps medicaid have grown to unsustainable levels in this country and the third time could be a charm a new judge has been assigned to hear the case involving three police officers accused of misconduct in little kwan mcdonald shooting we've got sports traffic and weather our next on wgn high vicky has you need doing it feels detter dr this.
"kwan" Discussed on WSJ The Future of Everything
"Dude quite well by for the rest of us we don't really care that's really changed quite dramatically only in the last few years were today it cannot be said that the winds rule wall street saw for now the quinze they're getting money while the people losing many in terms of new investments from places like joints companies and pension fund to charities such all the money's coming into the wants the challenge though is once all this money is on hand it usually gets harder to perform returns usually shrink when lots of money flocks to anything any investment any kind of business and such as the case here where we're just seeing the last few months pressure on kwan returns so yet there on top of wall street and yeah money still coming to these guys but there were only a select few vats continue to destroy the market and the question will be going forward weather the clients can adapt now some say they will what they're doing is looking at new types of data you can track customers in a supermarket where they go how long they stand in an i'll we're there reaching within that i'll and why that's helpful is let's say you invest in in retail shares stores in such it's helpful to know what part of the aisle is hot one car i'll is not what what kind of brands are seeing interest at zetra so the the data is just exploding out there and the quonset are the guys who are better capable of digesting it also they could have a leg up.