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Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin COVID-19 relief package debate
"Radio Senate formally moving ahead with the debate on the sweeping stimulus bill, but it was a close one. Michael Morning required a tiebreaker vote yet to have the vice president Kamila Harris, come in, just to get this thing underway to begin the process of debate there in the Senate, so she had to come in breaking 50 50 tired events The bill now the Senate is engaged in what I'll call a marathon effort. To take up President Biden's $1.9 Trillion pandemic relief bill expected to go through the weekend pretty easily here, a zoo chamber is is hearing the debate by hearing debate. I mean, they haven't even gotten to the debate part yet. I mean that they have spent the last 12 hours because Senator Ron Johnson pushed for all 628 pages of the legislation to be read out loud. On the grounds that there should be transparency and what's in it. Now it's not. Every senator has the right on either side of the aisle to make that request and to have things read out. As far as legislation goes, it just doesn't happen very often. And when it does, it's looked at largely as a delay tactic again. In this case, 628 pages of legislation buys I understood it took about 12 hours. It started around 3 20 yesterday afternoon and listen, it wasn't like every member of the Senate was glued to their seats to take notes on how this was all going to go down. In fact, as soon as the reading began, you saw Kamila Harris had to call for an order in the Senate because people were just hopping walking around, leaving. That's just the way this is. It's It's meant to be a delay tactic. But what is clear here is that they finished up that reading portion. It is about to begin the 20 hour debate session Now, that was just a time killer to get to the 20 hour debate session here, Tony, which is going to take place and this is where lawmakers are gonna have 20 hours under the reconciliation rules. To make the argument for what they have seen or heard in this Billa's far as the debate goes, then you're going to have the amendment voting session called Vote a Rama that usually will be about the serious of issues within that piece of legislation, but it could include, um any sort of vote on a contentious subject just literally back to back to back to back votes. That will last probably into the wee hours of the morning. And then when that's done, you have the final vote on this piece of legislation. And if it is approved in the Senate that will get sent back to the house, where the House will have to approve it, And then it could be sent to President Biden's desk for his signature. Well, you know, as well as I do that in this becomes partisan. That all bills are this bill the highway bill or it's the Cove in 19 Bill, or it's the stimulus package recovered 19 bill, but it does have a lot of other things in there. That to me personally Forget Democrat Republican. It's just frustrating that you can't get clean bills straight out just to help the American people with all the things we're gonna be tight. And so I understand. You know Ron Johnson and I'm not a big fan, but I'd like to find out more than lieutenant, I, You know, I don't people understood how bills get passed until Nancy Plus said. We've got to pass the bill, see what's in it, And that was kind of oi opening for a lot of Americans because you know they don't. They don't know the procedures a lot of time, and I think that that's part of the key to this is first of all available online. The bill's piece of legislation itself is they're all senators had a hard copy of it. So the reading it out loud was just moved to this sort of the late actor here, but the end of the day you're right. And with that there have been a lot of changes made they Hold out this massive amount of money to Nancy Pelosi was looking to get for transit system in San Francisco. This bridge to be built between New York and Canada, has been pulled out of the bill. The minimum wage portion of $15 an hour has been pulled out of the bill and also for moderate Democrats who were concerned about this. There's a streamlining here of who's going to get stimulus payments. Now, anybody earning $75,000 or less will still get their $1400 payment. But now there's a phase out faster that goes between 75,000 and $80,000 a year. So if you made $80,000 a year or couples making $1,660,000 a year. You're no longer qualifying for any stimulus, and that will affect around 11.8
Best Positions for the Cowboy's Free Agents in 2021 Season Draft
"Let's talk Cowboys on today's episode. I was talking about free agency. And and this is now the time of year to be talking for you to see if we're not talking about Dak Prescott and let me ask you if you could only because it's the Cowboys here and we're not going to get greedy. If you could only sign one position in free agency. What position would that be? Before so we're assuming that co-signed here or do I have to yes. Yes. Okay. So if I'm if I'm kind of like sweeping generalities one position, it's probably a cornerback. That's that's where I'm going. And I think that's where there's the the largest amount of options especially with the fact that both Judo and Jordan Lewis are departing and free agency. I think that's where the most shallow at the moment. I don't think there's like a safety that that makes you know, it makes me want to make a bagel. You know what I mean right now, like there's not that guy in this year's free-agency. So I'd probably go corner. What's yours free safety because there is that Gap there's lots of those guys. There's good depth of pool at free safety here with I mean Marcus May and John Johnson Marcus Williams, I mean Justin Simmons is my guy but I don't sure first of all he's going to he's going to make money and second of all he's probably not going to leave the Broncos, but I think there's four or five guys right now. 24 to 27 years old high high level free safeties that are probably gonna hit the market and that's that's without. You know, some of these other guys have the market inevitably because of Captain D's because the Caps going down but I'm not Corner would be second for me. I just think if there's one position to splurge and it's free safety cuz I like Trevon Diggs. I liked the Cowboys going heavy draft capital a first round pick in the corner position. So I think you can invest in in corner line back or defensive line offensive line in in the draft one position. I'm prioritizing it for you to be fifty. But I also like I wouldn't be mad if it was Corner either. Yeah.
The COVID-19 social media infodemic
"Now the covid. Nineteen vaccines are pretty close to mass production in the us it is even more crucial to fight misinformation about them. That battle is going. O k twitter. This week said it will ban its users if they spread covid nineteen vaccine misinformation but only after like five strikes facebook last month said it would remove misleading posts on both facebook and instagram including removing accounts. Youtube has also said it banned covert misinformation but in all these cases enforcement is spotty at best topic for quality assurance where we take a second look at a big tech story. Sara frier is a senior technology reporter for bloomberg she says. These efforts are complicated. By the fact that some social media influencers are finding that vaccine. Hesitancy is a great way to make a little cash. It is not only profitable it is a means of selling products is profitable in terms of boosting a following. Getting people really interested in what you have to say but if you tell people you know. I don't think that you need to social distance. I think we just need to boost our immune systems so don't wear a mask instead. You should buy my proprietary supplements that will boost your immune system or instead i will charge you a limited time offer for what vaccine consultation and these people are not doctors and then we have to think as consumers of that information. Who are we listening to. Are we really thinking critically about what we're being told. And also how much harder does it make this problem. It's one thing to sort of be playing whack a mole with various types of misinformation. But you're talking about creators that have tons of followers that people really are attached if they disappear from these platforms then. There's a lot of backlash there is that i think there's also just a lot of coded language that gets used on youtube facebook's groups instagram wireless community i've seen when we're talking about vaccines especially in one of the big hashtags informed consent. That's not necessarily a controversial thing to say but it's a wink wink dear own research. Don't let anyone tell you what to think. Essentially don't listen to your doctor. A listen to me more than one hundred medical professionals simmons open letter to facebook saying that covid nineteen misinformation is prolonging the pandemic and costing lives. Is there a point at which you know. This is such a big problem for society for even facebook zone employees coming back to work for the economy that it actually does become impossible to ignore. I think we are approaching that point in twenty nine thousand nine hundred say. The world health organization already listed vaccine. Hesitancy is top ten thing on their radar for giant global public health problems like hiv nabala but now cove it has taken this conversation beyond just the normal set of people who think about vaccination is parents of very young children in into the mainstream into adults decision making about our own lives. You know this letter came out. People have been frustrated with the slow pace of enforcement of these policies facebook and instagram particular expanded. The type of disinformation that that the company would take down about a month ago. Have we seen any improvement. We've seen some high profile account removals at some of the biggest names who are spreading most obvious misinformation. Like i said this is now pervasive. It's not just about the group that was you know. Many thousands of members strong that was promoting an anti vaccine gender. It's about the local neighbourhood group where people are sharing tips about what babysitter to hire. But then they're also sharing their opinion on the vaccine in in. That is how this information is spreading now because it has become a little bit more of a mainstream topic of conversation. Everyone's thinking about the vaccine. Everyone's thinking about covid everyone's having these conversations now so. It's not just become something that you see as blatant medical misinformation channels which is what facebook and twitter are working to take down. It has really become something that is part of part of dinner. Table conversation part of Conversations among friend groups sends groups about various
Is The Sperm Race A Fairy Tale?
"Tell me a little bit about what you learned way back when about how conception works well. They showed us this video that described conception as a kind of obstacle course where the sperm little tadpole looking things and when they enter the vagina during this hostile environment. And they've done fight their way through all these obstacles and make it to the egg and the sperm. That reaches the egg wins. Kind of how it was told. Yeah that's pretty standard. It's similar to what i was taught to. And i spoke to lisa campbell angle stein. She's a reproductive bioethicist and she pointed out that we use really gendered language to describe this biology. She calls it a fertilization tale. So the sperm is this shining knight. Who's there to save the aig damsel in distress. And the sperm has all the agency the sperm is on a mission the sperm is fighting off other sperm to be the one to conquer the egg. Where's the egg is just sort of passively floating around waiting for the night and doesn't do anything itself. How does exactly what they told us. Yeah and lisa examined tons of textbooks at all levels from middle school to medical school for this kind of bias and she found some pretty wild stuff. For example sperm had this little hat like structure called the acronym textbooks described it as a motorcycle. Mean they could have called. It did horseback riding home at a ski how they could call the any type of helmets motorcycle helmet rights and that conjures up images of masculinity islanders. Tough guy weathers well clearly once again. The patriarchy finds a way but in this case. Isn't the story. exactly what happens. Biologically how it all goes down. Actually not at all. Oh no right. I am ready to go back to school. I want this post talk. Talk ariella let's do it. Only while buckle up today on the show go back to school to revisit the sperm race narrative and look at the ways that the edge and the reproductive tract plan active role in this process. I'm ariella zabidi. And i'm emily kwong. You are listening to shortwave the daily science podcast from npr. Alright classes in session. We're going back to school shortwave. School the best kind of school yes to learn about conception yeah and just to be clear. Today we're talking about this process as it plays out internally but a lot of folks conceived through the reproductive technologies like ibf. Yeah which are very cool. Okay just to recap. When i was taught conception in school it was basically described as a survivor style. Sperm race but ariella. You're telling me that this is a lie. yes yes. There are a few really big problems with this narrative when sperm i arrive in the vagina. They can't really race. I talked to jimmy heison. She's a biology professor at smith college. They don't have enough energy to make it to the side of conception. They don't have enough directional but isn't that what the cute little tales or for like don't the sperm use them to swim yet. Details do give sperm some swimming ability. But that's not a complete picture. The sperm are getting there faster than they could all on their own. And we've seen in rats and other mammals that even dead sperm can reach the lopion tubes so it seems like sperm. Don't rely that much on their own mobility. So are they getting their. The reproductive tract is bringing them along. Oh that is amazing. Okay how is the reproductive tract. Doing that so i talked to kristen hook. She's an evolutionary biologist. And she told me it's doing this tons of ways by changing the thickness of the reproductive tract fluid. Just like if we were swimming in a swimming pool with water versus a swimming pool of honey. You're gonna move differently in these different fluids or with contractions summer to contractions in your stomach after you've had a big meal or whatnot to move your food through your intestines so it's like the sperm are on one of those moving sidewalks y-yeah they're being transported along eventually reaching the philippian tubes. Okay and what happens after that. So the sperm. Start to move their tails more intensely. Which makes those pretty useless movements. We talked about earlier. More powerful research just that fluids in the reproductive tract kind of give the spur more energy. Think of it like taking a bath in coffee one. That's dreamy to the idea that the reproductive tract literally gives the sperm. Their strike is giving me strength right now. That is fantastic. I know emily. The official name for this process is hyper activation. Though that's riveting and there's even more the reproductive tract also has to prepare the sperm for one. It eventually meets the egg right now. The sperm is a little overdressed for the occasion. It's got a layer of stuff on that prevents it from binding the egg and molecules in the reproductive tract helps strip off layer so that the sperm is ready to bind. Ooh la la naked sperm. Okay and emily remember the sperm. Don't have is they have no idea where the heck they're going so the egg provides them with a gps it releases these super attractive chemicals that show the sperm where to go. Oh so it's like leaving breadcrumbs for them to follow. Yeah and you have to realize that philippian tubes aren't this straightforward path. It's really complex and winding there. There are tons of little crevices so without those crumbs. The sperm probably wouldn't know where to go. We were taught to think of it as a racetrack. Right but kristen. We know better now if you wanna go with a racetrack idea at least recognized that it's a dynamic race track so it's not like the german audubon. It's more like You know like more like a rainbow road where you have twists and turns and places to fall off and there are checkpoints that you get ask for your license registration and proof of insurance. I'm sorry proof of insurance. What does that mean honestly. That's not too far off from reality. And this brings me to may be the coolest part of all of this. Remember that hostile environment you described earlier. Yeah but you know. I was brainwashed back then in health class and i and i regret saying that because it sounds like the reproductive tract is actually far more helpful than hostile here. You totally but it is true that there are tons of obstacles along the way that seemed to be counterproductive. Like at one point these big immune cells surround the sperm and literally. Eat them. No that's terrifying. Yeah you don't want to be the sperm in that face off so it makes sense that you and me and teachers everywhere described this as a hostile environment but now starting to realize that these obstacles the actually have a purpose. It works to separate sperm. That are dysfunctional. From those that are functional works to separate debris that enters into the reproductive track with quotas and it separates the wheat from the chaff. Shall we say and then it takes what it needs or wants to the site of
Antone brings heat in push for Cincinnati Reds' rotation
"Reds played tonight and three hours against the kansas city. Royals perhaps not with these same amount of excitement as the night before her. Green and nikola delo pitched tj anton in relief last night against the dodgers and again that ended with a four four tie. I will admit to you. I get the purpose behind the rule that a team on defense can roll the inning over and basically ended prematurely as a fan. That's not much fun. Tony larussa has said as much. Tony larussa and i are on the same page about anything. That's saying something but above and beyond the outcome of the game which obviously doesn't matter. Tj antone pitch last night and he was phenomenal two innings. His fastball was ninety. Seven ninety eight ninety nine killer slider filthy curve five strikeouts two innings gave up. Just a hit. This is a guy who was a bit of a revelation. Last year made his major league debut with the reds early in the season started. Four games came in and relief and nine others and did a really really nice job. Here's david bell on what he liked from. Tj last night looks very lockton. Yeah maybe could've been the best basketball. I've seen include. Let's santa law so good last year. But his fastball of really good is everyone which means it just locked in a totally kind of grown accustomed to tj being very focused and determined so even those beverly in the spring doesn't surprise me at perching david bell last night talking about t j anto. I don't wanna make too much out of one. Spring training outing the didn't count. There is a lot of foolishness and doing that. But he is a part of a mix of guys who will ultimately answer one of the critical questions about the reds this spring. Which is who's gonna make up the back into the rotation right and even if he doesn't end up as a starter he could be a valuable member of a bullpen. that said goodbye to two quality. Relievers this offseason and rice laziest and archie bradley. But what role will tj antone bien after a good two thousand twenty. Here he is and what role he would like to be. Yeah i wanna start but wherever those. Tv's all right. Good short concise. It's the right answer. You don't get the sense just listening to that that he's going to be upset if he's not a starting pitcher but that is what he's been for most of his professional career one hundred and eleven appearances in the minor leagues one hundred and nine as a starter with different levels of success. I don't think there was anything about just looking. At his minor league statistical profile that would have suggested that he would emerge last. Year is valuable arm but he was. Era to eighty again pitched started four games when needed member wade. Miley had to miss some time. Sonny gray mr starr disc- he came out of the bullpen. Nine times and did a nice job. He'd really did a nice job last year. So now the question is does he factor into the mix a little bit more in the race to be the last starter.
White House moves up vaccine supply timeline, says U.S. will have enough for every adult by end of May
"Good news this week in the race to end this pandemic, this country will have enough vaccine supply of state again for every adult in America. By the end of May. By the end of May. That's progress. Important progress. This comes as the governors of Texas and Mississippi have lifted all pandemic restrictions in their states and new variants of the Corona virus are popping up around the world and in the U. S. There's a lot to talk about that we're setting aside the next hour to answer your questions about the vaccination effort. Joining me now is Dr Lena when she's a visiting professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. She's also an ER physician and the former Baltimore City health commissioner. Dr Wen. It's always great to have you To speak with you. Also with us Angela Rasmussen. She's a virologist, and she's also an affiliate at the Georgetown University Center for Global Health, Science and Security. Angela Welcome back. Thanks for having me back then a doctor win enough vaccine for every adult in America by the end of May. That's an aggressive timeline. Do you think we can get there? Well, I think we should break this down into three categories. In terms of where are the barriers to vaccination to having people actually getting the vaccine and their arms. The first barrier is that of supply. The second is that of distribution. The third. Is that a vaccine hesitant or acceptance of the vaccine. What President Biden announced is that by the end of name, we're going to solve the supply issue. That is we'll have enough supplies. You were saying for every adult American to have the vaccine. That doesn't mean that by the end of May, everyone is going to be able to get the vaccine because then once we get the supply, we need to move into addressing these other issues of administration and also of addressing hesitancy. So do I think that will get the supply? I certainly hope so. And so far, President Biden has been very good about not over promising. So I expect that this is going to be the case, which is fantastic, because supply right now is the limiting factor. Um I do think that a lot more work lies ahead of us in terms of actually getting that last mile logistics of getting the vaccines into arms and then also overcoming vaccine hesitancy. Available. Vaccines do not equal shots in arms. As you say, Doctor win, and the previous timeline was to have every American adult vaccinated by the end of July. Angela's we're seeing more variants. Developed. How urgent is it that we really ramp up vaccination? Well, it's very urgent on So given that people will be out there moving around more, the variants are becoming more and more prevalent. It's really, really crucial that we get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible. One thing people should really keep in mind and echoing what Dr Wen just said. Is that vaccines don't save lives. Vaccination saves lives, So we really, really need to buckle down and focus on making sure that we can get people vaccinated as quickly as possible. Well, we got this
NFL cuts expected to be a ‘massacre,’ ‘bloodbath’ next week
"We are on the fringe. We're nearing free agency. Actually just read a very interesting to tweet about a nfl coach. Saying that next week was gonna be a bloodbath. with the cap situation Do the covid that it's going to be a very interesting year. A lot of people are going to be getting cut prior to free agency to free up room. So we'll see what happens In you know the free agents were talking about might not even be like the big guys you know we end up signing at the end of the day so one big name we have been talking about and you specifically talked about this guy. Quite a bit is joni From new england the patriots are not going to use the franchise on him again. They can't do it. They they're cap situation would allow forward. I believe but with what you end up making the second time around. It really doesn't make any sense to them. As i was listening to boston. Sports radio their day like they were talking about that. Very topic so loonies. He's a big name. being fans. Love is a big often. Attack was out there And they've got to think about bringing their own guys. Back to william jackson in kara lawson entering free agency. So that's a big big names in some big money right there. What what can really afford to do. So that you you hit the list You hit you hit the big players. They're they have of course two big guys. Internally that are scheduled to be free agents in jackson and lawson one of those may end up getting the franchise tag. Probably the non-exclusive. If i had a bad at this point i'd probably say it's carl lawson and and we don't know the exact figures yet but they'll come out soon what the values will be But it's based position and since deandre get paid a little bit more than corners. Speed deanne tag is going to be a little higher. But i think that's a cost of the bengals are willing to take just to avoid the risk of losing carl. Potentially at an already weakened spot you know masterpass russia's spin has been existent Especially last year And i think room on bengals dot com had a couple of comments today from an article today saying they're looking to shore up the pass rush and he didn't mention actually edge rusher cement of course interior pressure which was good to see liu mentioned and we can talk about some interior linemen. Who are going to be on the market that could provide some interior. Pass rush to collapse the pocket if you will but to your question about what. They can't afford i. There is a way for them to structure these contracts with the amount of space that they have available. Of course we don't know what official cap will be just like we don't know what the tag amounts are going to be. We don't really know the final numbers quite yet. We know the cap can't go below one eighty But let's assume it stays right at that floor. I been under the working on the assumption that it's going to creep up to one eighty five rather optimistically but who knows if it gets that high. Is you mentioned kobe. Kobe tope took all essentially all the local revenues that these teams generated and made it two zero for almost all of them. There are some teams based on the cities and state. They were in that allowed some attendance. That really you know. It was a small percentage of what a normal season would be. So they're sitting in a good spot. Relatively speaking in terms of current cap space. There are about thirty seven million once you account for the almost eleven million. They rolled over last year. So at that point if they just stay there. They're they're currently line to be seventh most in cap space and that's a lot to work with in terms just resigning those guys internally and then going out on the market for tuning type of player ariba some more mid tier guys in the bond bell mold last year. You know a more of a modest deal where you get a lot of value in that regard but if they ended up staying put without making cuts and being seventh and cap space that gives them a lot of flexibility. But i think to your earlier point. We are gonna start seeing a lot more cut. We started seeing some today. There were some report. I think gave jackson the right guard for the raiders is not. There's a report that they they're looking to trade their right tackle trent brown. If they can't find a trade partner they'll likely cut him too. So the market's going to be flooded. It's going to be starting to be flooded. It's going to be even more so and on the bengals and they're likely to make some calm cap cuts. They don't need to make them because they have plenty of room. But just the value is not there to keep some of these guys on the books. You know the names. Bobby heart which will save just under five point nine million. Bj phinney will save three and a quarter million with no dead money and then of course geno atkins. We've talked about the gino situation Pretty at length and the question will be whether they released him. Post june one or or designated or releasing prior to june one or designate him or our releasing post you one which adds a little bit more savings to it but if you cut those three guys even if you don't cut gino with a post june one designation that adds about nine million in addition In additional cap space. So if you had that. Nineteen to thirty seven. Obviously naira almost sixty million and fifty six million give or take And that would baltim- in the top five of capital so they have a lot of flexibility to enter the long-term extensions with both their internal free and to go out on the market and signs of sizeable Upgrades hopefully on the offense line and positions that they they really need to
Greg Cosell breaks down Patriots QB candidates
"Pleased to welcome in Greg Cosell. Everybody knows over forty years and NFL films the guru over various the matchup show. You know, he's he's seen it all he's done it all he's and in fact, he's been one of my mentors over the years. He's welcomed me in the NFL films to watch wage different film with different people. I think he's one of the most knowledgeable people around the NFL in terms of film and I love the way he analyzes things in in fact listening to him off of recenters me in terms of I need to look at things a little bit more at a distance Greg. Thanks for joining us. I really appreciate it Greg. It's my pleasure to put a while my friend. It has been a while back, but I wanted to get you in on this and you're actually the first outside guess that I've had on my podcasts and you know, obviously the Patriots are at a weird time in the Their existence at least since Bill Belichick has been there with with Tom Brady gone and what they went through last year with Cam Newton. So they are obviously looking for their next quarterback and and that could go wrong in a variety of different ways. And I wanted to have you on just to get sort of your opinion what you've seen how you think things fit with the Patriots in terms of guys that are available right now veterans and also some of the Practical quarterback so but first I want to start with let's go back to this past season. I don't know how much you watch the Patriots considering they fell off a map there about this way of it took. Okay. So I just wanted to get your general impressions of the Patriots offense first year without Tom Brady Cam Newton in there. Just what did you see? What did you think of cams faith? And and why did you think things didn't go great for the Patriots offense last year, you know the best way I can answer that is just with what the film showed because I don't know Greg is you know the game Ovation, you know, I'm certainly not there. I don't know what's in Bill Belichick's head, but they played as if they did not want the passing game to be a big factor in their offense. Now, I'm not going to sit here and say that's Cam Newton. Like I said, I don't know the reasoning behind it. But we know in a league in which the passing game is clearly more predominant with the exception of maybe two or three teenage more predominant that the running game and clearly more so that the Patriots were not one of those teams. They were numerous games that I watched on tape where I felt watching the tape that they don't really want to throw the ball very much. So again, I can't speak to the reason why but we know in today's NFL it's hard to win a thousand up a lot of points playing that way. In in no question, I one thing I wanted to know I certainly have my opinion from watching them over the years and no one expected Cam Newton to come in and be Tom Brady at the line of scrimmage before the snap. But God, how did it appear to you that the Patriots were limited and what they did as far as checks audibles things like that that we would have seen them do in the past. I would say that's fair. You know, it's always hard to know so many people's you know on Twitter social media think they know what a quarterbacks doing at the line of scrimmage. I'm not that smart Greg. I do not know what the quarterbacks doing at the line of scrimmage just because I hear him yell out a few words. So, you know it appeared to be the case that they did less at the line of scrimmage cuz certainly one of the things that God has made Tom Brady great and there's obviously many things but one of the things that I always thought made him great was he won a large percentage of the Downs before the ball was snapped off. I never got the sense that that was Cam Newton's game even in Carolina, which doesn't mean he never did that. Of course every Quarterback does That to some degree but I thought that that was one of the the key components of Tom Brady's game. So my sense is they did not do quite as much of that this year. But then again, I don't think their offense had as many elements to age. Which goes back to my initial point I can't speak to why that was the case, but it didn't strike me that it has as many elements to it. When cam did throw the ball or when he went back to past? How long do you think he did as a whole on the season as far as you know, making the right read and also, you know, just the way he threw the ball. I think he was pretty much the cam that he's always been I think he's always been a little bit erratic. I think he's streaky. I think he'll miss throws that are relatively routine that he should make an make some throws and you go. Wow that guy can really throw it. I think that's the way he's been much of his career. He's always had some scattershot Tendencies and he'll miss some so I think that he was really no different this year than he has been in previous years. He obviously through the ball less than he had in previous years with the exception of a couple of games. It was not an offense. Other than the Running part of it, it was not really an offensive built around him throwing the football. Yeah,
South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley on upcoming SEC Tournament game against Alabama
"And we walk you back. The second half of the program is live and we always enjoy chatting with coach dawn staley as her team about to make their entrance into the the women's tournament in greenville coached. First of all great to have you on and it's always it's always a of our great pleasure to say hello to you. How are you. Hey how you doing i. I had to chuckle reading an article about you the other day about you speaking out and i'm thinking i can't believe dawn. Staley was speaking out about something. Can't well you you you. You gotta keep people on at times. Not all the time. At time i'll come back to the second. But i mean this is. This is the biggest time of the year for women's basketball the conference tournament. Then we move on to the ncwa. So i know you were probably a little disappointed about sunday. But how do you feel about your team. And and what's ahead. I mean. I feel real good. This team has been Dish really trying to find his identity. I know we. We won a lot of basketball games. And we probably lost a lot of basketball games from what we've done in the past But there they still have a thirst for learning and you know they they. They compete hard every day in practice. You know i it they they don't play from a place of you know what with me. They played from a place of what's next. How we how do we get better. What do we need to do. let's do it so we haven't played our best basketball to this day but i do feel like it's coming and i'm hoping you know we we show up show out on friday and it leaves the us continuing the wind throughout the weekend. You'll play tomorrow night at six against missouri alabama game winner. Certainly you're used to playing late into the conference tournament. How do you view this week. As opposed to next week in terms of getting ready for the tournament you've had such success. She won the national championship. You've had Great runs in the tournament. H- what am i know. You wanna win. That's obvious but how do you try to use the sec tournament to to help your team get ready. I'm a great simulator for Win or go home and if you go home earlier than Sunday afternoon And you have to your home and you're watching the two semi finals or the finals It it's a lonely place to be and it's not a very cool feeling and when we had to do it it was. It was an awful feeling. And you know i none of our players right now. You have have experienced that but from last year none of our younger players have experienced that in and we hope that they can keep that that innocence about being in a tournament setting and winning
Jack Dorsey’s Square, Inc. is buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s streaming service Tidal
"Square got a lot of people to do double takes this morning by announcing that it is acquiring quote a significant majority stake in jay z's streaming music service title for two hundred and ninety seven million dollars. Jay z will also join squares board of directors quoting the new york times title which jay z bought in partnership with other artists. In two thousand. Fifteen for fifty. Six million dollars provides members access to music music videos and exclusive content from artists but the streaming music industry has been dominated by competitors like spotify apple and amazon in two thousand seventeen. Jay z sold thirty three percent of the company to sprint for an undisclosed amount after merger sprint is now a part of t mobile earlier this week. Jay z bought back the shares from t mobile and most will be sold onto square as part of this deal. Mr dorsey and jay z began to discuss the acquisition quote. A few months ago said jesse deroga- a sect who will lead title on an interim basis. It started as a conversation between the two of them. He said they found that sense of common. Purpose and quote. Mr dora guscott said square which was founded in two thousand nine will offer financial tools to help titles artists collect revenue and manage their finances quote. There are other tools. They need to be successful and that we're going to build for them. He said and quote so this is one of those stories where the speculation and chatter around. It is almost as interesting as the news itself. I of course you've got the celebrity angle. Jay z and jack dorsey. It actually turns out that they are good buds. They vacation together. You might have seen those yacht pictures from the paparazzi okay but square a payments company and title a music streaming service of somewhat dubious success. How does a tie between them. Make any kind of sense. Here's what jack dorsey himself had to say. Quote it comes down to a simple idea finding new ways for to support their work. New ideas are found at the intersections. And we believe there is a compelling one between music and the economy making the economy work for artists is similar to what square has done for sellers square start at twelve years ago by giving small sellers a simple tool in order to participate more fully in the economy and grow. We did the same for individuals with cash app which now enables a comprehensive set of financial services for folks who weren't able to access it before title started with the idea of honoring artists by being owned and led focused on an uncompromised experience of the art. It's refreshing and right. The vision only grow stronger as it's matched with more powerful tools for artists inclusive of new ways of getting paid given what square has been able to do for sellers of all sizes and individuals through cash app. We believe we can now work for artists to see the same success for them and us. We're going to start small and focus with the most critical needs of artists and growing their fan bases and quote. So he doesn't exactly say it there but everyone is reading between the lines looking around at this current. Nfc madness. and remembering though. I didn't tell you about this. That jack dorsey and jay z recently announced. They were creating an endowment with five hundred. Bitcoin's worth twenty three million dollars plus two teams working on bitcoin development initially in africa and india. And so everyone's thinking. This is a crypto play as peter kaku tweeted quote. I would be surprised if there wasn't an nf story. Here that fits the jack story and seems to be what he's hinting at in his tweets. But again you don't need to own title to sell jay z's and tease this would be weird if square was buying a music streaming service that people actually used but it's much weirder. It's a publicly traded. Financial services company. Buying a failed music streaming company. I guess square shareholders won't complain because they've already signed on for the jack dorsey experience but whatever awesome artists and square story. Jack is promising here. Doesn't require a three hundred million dollar payout. To jay z quote. Other people can see other angles. Here let me give you some counter takes. This is jason delray quote. Plenty of people on the square. Buying title is dumb side. But i'll be on the other end. Could it be a mistake. Sure is the deal relationship based sure. Many are but squares incredible things for small merchants and for everyday people with cash so why not artists and quote. This is scott belsky quote for a big company to create an entirely new center of gravity inside it. You need a forcing function with this lens. And the growing need to outfit the creator economy with financial tools. This seems a logical step for square and quote. This is dr sanjay quote square acquiring title to focus on new ways for artists. Monetize is going to be seen as the watershed moment of the creator economy. We're tilting away. From platforms capturing all the value to the people creating the content doing so directly for fans or indirectly via ads and quote and finally turner. Novak goes really really wild but then it doesn't actually seem all that wild when you say it out loud and then think about it especially when you see the products that twitter has been building out lately. Newsletters spaces quote jacqueline so deep into the crater economy with twitter. The past six months it leaked into square a great acquisition. That will ten acts everything square has been doing with consumer user acquisition. Not outrageous to think he merges square and twitter at some point and quote.
The Lost Cause Myth: The Civil War and Slavery
"High school was ninety nine percent black but we had a white. Ap history teacher. i can't remember her name. I just remember that. She always had a really nice manicure like she had those long nails. In like the most beautiful chris writing but i remember when we got to lake the civil war unit in our american issue class. She was like okay first of all. They're people who we're going to tell you that the civil war had nothing to do with slavery that is a lie. It absolutely had something. Maybe they're gonna talk. They're going to blame it on states rights to blame it on heritage. That is not true absolutely had something to do with slavery. I remember to sitting there being like like like. Why is he talking about. It was decades decades but it was a wild later until i finally heard about this thing called. The loss caused the last. 'cause myth is this idea that the civil war at least from the point of view of the south had nothing to do with slavery that it was about state's rights that southerners were just trying to protect their way of life that they fought honorably and righteously. They were trying to protect their families from this war of northern aggression and that robbie lee who was the head general for the confederate army's was seamus perfect. Gentlemen he didn't even want to fight the civil war in it. Tore him up inside to be doing this. And oh by the way sleigh. Wasn't even that bad. And enslaved people in the south were treated well by their masters and there were loyal to their masters. and that they even fought alongside the confederates. It's a way of buffing and smoothing out all these ugly realities of what slavery actually is into the glossy gone with the wind myth. It's like that's easier to believe right. Yeah that's easier to believe than to think like such horrible horrible. Inhumanity happened right. And you know i've been thinking about the last 'cause lately because on january six we saw confederate flags in the capital in that was truly shocking and then a couple of weeks later i was growing on twitter and i was really struck by this video as we continue our focus on most interesting new books. Cbs navien this guy named ty sidley. He had been in the military for about thirty years. He taught history at west point and he had just retired so we can finally speak his mind in full. And he's talking about how he grew up in the south and had grown up believing in the loss kaz and how robert e lee was his hero until one day he had this revelation that robert e lee was a confederate trader. He was a cruel and someone who believed deeply firmly and really is entire life that human enslavement was the best social system for the south. The result of that work. His new book robert l. e. n. Me and how old was he when he had this revelation. Did you get a sense. He was like forty years old and had a phd in history. So why did you want to talk to so many people like talking about disinformation right now. And whether it's cunanan whether it's believing like the president really won the election you know all these like we're conspiracy theories and we talk about it in this way like it's it's a new thing but you know the loss. 'cause myth is nothing if not like a huge disinformation campaign. And so we've been here before and we also know that it's really hard to have a functioning democracy when like significant portions of the country. Like can't even agree on basic facts and like one of the most basic facts is like. Why did we fight the civil war. And so like if that's the case then like we have to get a lot of people white people to like wake up and just admit. The civil war was fought because of slavery. How did we get white people to dislike. Get on the same page and here was a white person who went through. The problem has done it. Yeah
What makes someone a 'cinnamon roll' person?
"Went through a hole deep dive of these different versions of cinnamon rolls. Yes you do it. Because i was afraid to google it and not. Just grab someone who appears to be. Super innocent does actually the opposite or maybe better put like they appear to be a cinnamon roll at the c. But they're not and then there's birch cinnamon roll. Who is somebody who was a cinnamon roll but thanks to some trauma is no longer a cinnamon all. They are burnt and some people. I could see the argument. That luke in the last. Jedi is a cinnamon mineral. Maybe in new orleans right. Yeah i think so. I can see that. And that's actually funnily enough even though i would imagine most people don't know this term. That is what they didn't like about lukin manure burt cinnamon roll and lucas. Also specifically for him he's also interchangeably called sunshine child or puppy and upon show puppy. and yep. yeah. That's one very specific scene. I had that pancho now and yes. I love this. So much that samantha. She made me a wonderful. She got a wonderful bug made for me. That has luke on it and a cinnamon roll. That says precious cinnamon roll too good to pure for this world. I'm drinking out of it right now. I was so excited when i found a person who could do that for me. On the perfect mug with a perfect like this is why i love again sponsored five people who are local and can do these crafts for you. I still love to think whoever this person was who wonders about it. What is the cinnamon. Roll are either knew it off. And it was a she her response soon to be like. I know exactly what you like. Exactly what i wanted so i have a feeling she knew like i. I'm going to give it to that. Because there was no question. I love it. I hope so. I absolutely adore the bug. I have a homemade coaster for cinnamon roll and a shirt that says cinnamon rolls not gender role. So i love it. I will put out there if you're interested. I would love if anyone was interested in google more about this afterwards. I'd be surprised but there is a sex slang term similar to. It's actually you know. Maybe google knows me too well but it's not. It was not unlike a first page. Even i don't think yeah but just to put that up there now wonder what that is. Oh don't look at it. Okay i can explain to you later if you would no no. The article says a lot. So i'm good so this turn is believed to have originated from an onion article about how cinnamon rolls the food. Were too good for this world like we didn't deserve cinnamon rolls and some words and phrases associated with cinnamon roll. I wanted to go through. I did this last night. Because i actually wrote this outline a long time ago and i kept thinking things go kind sweet genuine ernest. Did i say kind. Because that's a big would always putting others first self-sacrificing friendly affectionate compassionate brave standing up for their beliefs. Loyal open vulnerable honest. Good peer innocent. A damn sweetheart. A bright precious gentle soft sunshine. They'd like really see you. And they're so open and giving with their hearts and they're usually pretty forgiving. Okay but yes. What does this have to do with feminism and women's issues so this is my theory and it is very personal to me. I don't think this is why everyone likes. All right. cinnamon rolls of people. Who do but it is what resonates with me and just a reminder unfortunately women and other marginalized groups do experience trauma. Ptsd at higher rates and also the ones writing most fan fiction. So i'm sure people are like wait. What were jacking up yesteryear. Yes the idea of being so good and so pure you make others better. And this is a rhetorically. We've heard particularly against women used against women making men better in that. Hetero sense cinnamon minerals are also very genuine their motions and instead of being judged for it their love for it. And that's nice to think especially if you have been through a trauma that being open with yourself and your emotions wouldn't drive people away but instead it is a lovable. Trait is something people love about you. Something that makes you special. That's a nice idea and then being so innocent that all the harm that comes to you is not your fault which is particularly powerful. When you've gone through a trauma and you're looking for all these reasons examining all these things of how it was your fault. Your victim blaming yourself and just that term innocent is really loaded and here are not talking. I feel like often is using sexual sense of labor janati. It doesn't mean that and this question of can you still be innocence in quotes astor trauma and for me. That was very important thing. I wanted to believe that. Even after everything i've been through i could be normal heavy coats and happy and sweets and also there's for me personally again. There's a level of not understanding the world around you especially the romance aspects and bad evil things and just kind of not so great things and bringing out those protective instincts and others because it without we don't have to ask and that is comforting because for again and i have a really hard time asking for help and so the idea that someone could just help me that they can see. I need help. And they will and i don't have to ask is really comforting for me and this trope does almost always involves someone being comforted and assured that you did nothing wrong and people just be really protective of
The inventor of the cellphone calls on carriers to focus more on closing broadband gap
"Following. It's the second part of our four part interview with martin cooper inventor the phone. I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge or one of the issues. I've talked a lot about on this podcast and seen that in general the issue of the digital divide. I know you talked about that near the tail. Ender near the second part of your books. I'd love to get your perspective on really the deserve holistic impact of the cell phone and whether or not it's been a force for good in how it's been a force for good in closing that broadband gap that digital divide. We'll just think about this routers The whole educational system has been challenged today because the teacher gets up and gives a lecture and he's talking to a bunch of students if they're connected if they have smartphones they have access to all the knowledge the world the shakers not gonna give them information that they can find words so the whole nature of what a teacher is changes. The teacher now teaches people how to reach out for of religion. How to handle it. Taylor's educative process to individuals that having a lecturer to talk a people each different girl every other person. So we discover that what the result of this is that people's minds the challenge borden. They did before and the result of that. Is it their brains. Get bigger thinking smarter. Just think about that. Now that in this country one of the most advanced countries not in the world but in history forty percent of the students in this country do not have access to broadband wireless forty percent. Just imagine what that means over long term when the educational process chain that we end up with forty percent of the population with bigger brains. They're smarter or sixty percent and forty percent are dummies unacceptable with Broadband wireless now as essential to people as water food. So somehow that problems got to get fixed at the moment. The government is not digging right approaches. The only way to do that is through a first of all accept the fact this is essential and go to the carriers people have exclusive use of a spectrum and tell them either. You service all of the public or we're going to allow other people to do it. The technology exists to provide students with robin wireless whereas littlest cyber ten dollars a month. At that level everybody can have access to the but semi were we have to remove moves us exit seventy two big guys t verizon d mobile. They're doing a great job for the dense areas for the city's suburbs. They are not to have good job for the rural areas. They are after a good job for the people that can't afford a sixty dollars a month for a cellphone. The technology exists to do the both of those legs to handle people that can't afford into the rural areas and it's up to the government now to do figure out ways for business to provide those two kinds of services. We have to have one hundred percent accessibility for students and ultimately for everybody. Because i i'm so delighted you read the book because you know that it's not just education it's healthcare we're all going to be ultimately connected have have our bodily characteristics measured continually. There is the potential that we can anticipate diseases in people before they happen. Just because we're measuring things continually so healthcare is going to be a revolution. You can't provide after one segment of the public but public and keep it from other people so between those two issues education healthier and then you get the most important wall in. That's what your profession is is. Collaboration is getting people to talk to each other to generate ideas to people who are always more creative corporate than one person but of you got people talking to each other groups independent of time independent of where they are the potential for improving the productivity of people will be such that the idea of poverty will disappear. There's going to be enough for everybody. There is no reason why everybody can't be wealthy announced. Never worry about food or housing and everybody can't downs. The education served there.
January China iPhone shipments reportedly grew over 150% versus 2020
"Apple insider is how to look at a note to clients from morgan stanley analyst. Katie huber d. According to that. Iphone shipments in china grew one hundred fifty percent in january of twenty twenty one versus the same month a year. Earlier and boy is that growth going to be hard to beat. The of course in january of twenty twenty people in china weren't buying a lot of iphones what they're literally being locked down to stop the spread of corona. That said credit should also go to iphone twelve. Which is faring. Well with consumers the cording to the report apple is second for smartphone install base and continues to hold on to that position despite wall weighs continued increase in users over twenty twenty apple accounts for twenty point. Three percent of the chinese install base in wall way accounts for thirty two percent. Apple has seen five consecutive months of china. Install base gains up to january. Twenty twenty
Google is changing the way ad tracking works
"Google is getting rid of third party cookies. And it's chrome browser next year and will stop selling ads based on your browsing history no more tracking all over the web to see what you're into and targeting you with ads everywhere you are. The company also said in a blog post wednesday that it won't replace cookies with some other personal tracking technology. Google is moving to a quote privacy. I add targeting strategy where your online profile will be grouped anonymously with others like you. And you'll get ads appropriate to your cohort. Meg leader is professor of communication culture and technology at georgetown. She says google itself though still has plenty of ways to get data about you. Google knows a lot about you. It has a lot of different data sources search browser right now. It also has data analytics. The point here is that. Oh my gosh. Google has so much data and they also are gatekeepers for a lot of these other sources of information. Will this move. Do anything to improve consumer privacy. If that is the banner under which. Google is selling this. Is that true in any way. Google strategy is more privacy preserving but for the consumer there is potential problems with the amount of kind of increased reliance that it places on google. It reads centers it in advertising industry. Of course it's front and center already and so critics argue that in and of itself is not great for consumer privacy like it. Doesn't i gotta be honest. This doesn't sound like it's going to help me very much as a consumer. I think that it's potentially going to help you. And i will say that this change causes a bunch of ripple effects so it causes a bunch of other changes that could potentially help the consumer. It doesn't take away. Google place in the advertising ecosystem but it does shake it up and in doing so. I think provides potential for benefits to the consumer. We're making these kind of like incremental improvements to this privacy regime. I wonder though at the end of the day isn't the primary offender targeted advertising. Like if we just got rid of that wouldn't we be able to stop a lot of these machinations around who gets to follow who where and how targeted advertising making me vulnerable to some awful. She add repeatedly also makes me vulnerable to for instance foreign actors creating bots to target me. So it's it's of course important for people to pay attention to the tools that they they use. But it's really also important to keep pressuring policymakers to pass meaningful data protection laws at the state level and at the federal level. I think so google already in this great position. It has a bunch of data about us. It has a bunch of ways to collect that data up to including companies. It owns like fit bit. What does getting rid of these third party. Cookies mean for other companies other publishers. Other ecommerce sites. How does it affect them. Well they're gonna be just as reliant on google advertising tools as they ever have been the industry. That's most likely to be disrupted by this is of course. Advertising networks that operate and are trying to compete with google and facebook for advertising dollars that operate outside of these these dominant tools and they are trying to figure out new and creative ways to track users essentially to provide value to their customers. That's different than what. Google and facebook can provide Through their advertising tools so potentially it means that our interactions on the web with other ad networks may be could get either. It seems like either more annoying. Because there will be more over attempts to sort of get our data or just sneakier i would say it's either more invasive or more annoying it will depend on how the ad networks outside of google and facebook change They're tracking strategies to see how those consent notifications will will change in the future but potentially could be as annoying as it currently is which is highly away
Zoltan Pozsar on What Just Happened with the Treasury Market
"So joe. it's well. There's been a bit of drama in the treasury market once again. Yeah i noticed. you've got to do one of your tracy. Loa signature things. Were you talk about a move. That happened that's supposed to happen. Like once. every three billion years yes I love talking about those because it really gives everyone the opportunity to show that they've read to books by saying that the world isn't normally distributed but of course out we did see some pretty big moves in the treasury market so first of all the ten year yield jumped up to one point six percent. This was in the last week of february but the really big move came in the five year. And i think that one had something like a seven or eight standard deviation. Move one of those things. That's supposed to happen in like ten million years kind of things and really i know people make fun of standard deviations in sigma events. But really we're talking about the world's most liquid market and stuff like this keeps this. Is i think the fourth big bout of treasury market chaos that we've had in just a couple years so i'm thinking back. We had one in What was it. september twenty nineteen. We had repo madness. Then we had the march joss in twenty twentieth delivered. Us t trades boeing up and then we had a mini rates blowout in october twenty twenty. And now we just had the most recent incident so something is going on and clearly. There is a persistent issue in the us treasury market. There's a lot of things going on at once these days because there seems to be ongoing structural issues questions about liquidity which is weird in a the world's most deep and liquid market and be a market in which the fed is actively supplying a lot of liquidity or very active in the market. And then of course it's interacting with the economic situation nine policy situation because we have this fed that said we're not going to raise rates until the economy hits these benchmarks. Everyone's watching to see the fed's credibility we also have a very rapidly improving economy. We have people warning about inflation for the first time so all kinds of things happening once but yes to your point the big action we've seen we've seen rates at the long end year. Thirty year yields have been rising for awhile since the middle of last year. But it's really the action at the shorter end at striking here. Yeah and of course one of the weird things about last week as you mentioned the economy but we had this big tantrum in bond year yields without a corresponding taper. I guess so. We kind of had a temper tantrum because not that much changed last week. We didn't have fed speakers talking about rates rising or anything like that but we have this huge move in the bond market so a lot of focus on micro structure at the moment a lot of focus on liquidity ease of trading and the overall or of the treasury market. And we have a perfect person to talk about all those things. We're going to be speaking with zoltin. Pose are from credit suisse. I care wait. Let's do it yeah So zoltin i should say in addition to being a strategist over credit. Suisse has also been on the thoughts podcast multiple times. So we will be getting you that tote bag Any day now zoltin. Thank you so much for coming on. Gotten thank you very much for having. I should say one more thing. Which is that every time. There's any volatility in the rates market. Someone ibiza. it says you guys gotta get zoltan on get. It happens every time. Anything takes higher on screen of like overnight funding rates. Whatever like when you have exultant back on the episode so this is a lot of requests for this one. Sorry go on okay. Well on that. No i mean why. Don't we start out with the big question. So every time. There's some sort of chaos in the rates market. Joe gets an ib asking for you to come on the show. There have been a lot of those over the past couple of years and as we were discussing that something you wouldn't necessarily expect for the world's must liquid market so what's going on here. And why do we keep getting these sort of Mini blow ups in rates. I think people get taken out of their positions all the time I mean just to just set the set the stage for the conversation. I think there's there's a number of things that are happening That has happened last week for a number of east now and really since the The democratic when and the blue sweep the treasury curve has been steepening quite remarkable. I mean relative to The slope of curves in germany and france and japan. You know the. Us treasury kirk has gotten quiet. Steve per a number of reasons you had you had The blue sweep. You have the vaccine rollouts. Which is you know happening in the us More rapidly perhaps in other parts of the world you have The market starting to price in recovery The market trying to price in the inpatient and the market is getting Excited about the idea. That book surely comes some fed action and that that is going to try to chase down version of keep it in check and to all of these things. I think have driven the steepening of the curb. But you know the the interesting thing. Is that the steepening of the curve. Has been fairly ordered. Okay and so what happened. Last week was a little bit plumbing related but again the the underlying structural driver of rising yields has been more fundamental.
How to Make More Money With the Team You Have
"Whether you're a team of one or team of one hundred there are certain tasks you can do to bring in more cash and in today's episode. I'm gonna put on my frugal hat on. I wanna make sure we squeeze as much money out of the current team you already have. Spending money is not the answer first. Let's maximize what we can do with who we have once we do that. We want to take things to the next level. Then we can consider bring on somebody else on our team but we need a maximize who we have right now and you'll be surprised. How much output. How much benefit how. Much money you can generally in new sales. You just realign certain tasks for your team members no matter what department during before we get into the nitty gritty details. Let's discuss what are the ways we can bring in money will really. There are three ways to make sure we make more money in our business to bring in more revenue. The obvious one is just more customers. More people buying your products or services. That's number one now. A lotta people. Just stop here. They're like just more customers. Well there are other ways. Money number to each customer spends more money so instead of each customer spending fifty dollars Each customer spent one hundred dollars. You just doubled your revenue cages double. How much money you make without even bring in new customers. This is often called lifetime value. Now i want to explain this one before we move on so yes you can bring in more customers number one number two. Each customer spends more doesn't necessarily mean they spend more when they first by they can buy one product but then they come back and buy another or they upgrade their plan or they have an ad on attitude their plan or they go from Your membership to your private coaching point. Here's at the same. Customer is paying you more money and lastly is retention is keeping your customers now if you have a software company like sas business where people pay you every single month for membership or you have a community like ecorse course community where people learn from you every month or you have monthly. Coaching any reoccurring model. This is essential. Okay you need to make sure you keep your customers. Even if they're not spending more by keeping your customers you basically plug any leaks in a bucket right. There's no sense in bring in or working so hard on marketing to bring more customers. If just as many leave you okay keeping customers actually a lot less expensive than bringing in a new customer. Now save for example. You an ecommerce store. You're in retail. And you might be well. I don't have a membership model. Omar people buy from me and then they leave. Well that's okay but you need to make sure they continue to buy from you. You have to see this as a membership model if somebody has bought something from your ecommerce sore And they haven't bought from you in months. That's a problem. You need to find ways to re engage with them. Give him reasons. Give him purposes to buy your products. Yes maybe they bought for themselves. But hey there's a holiday pretty much every single month. Have you bought something for your mother for mother's day one about fathers day. What about birthdays christmas. Valentine's day i can go on and on but the point is is that people buy things for other people not just for themselves make it so it is sort of a subscription model to get them to come back and keep buying. That's a reoccurring customer and if you have great quality products they will love you for the gift ideas all right so these are the ways people can make more money. So how am. I gonna tap into my team to do that. Well everybody on. Your team has a job already right. They have duties. All you have to do is refocus. Those do these to apply to one of those three things. So i'm gonna give you some examples. Let's say you have somebody who's doing customer support. They're not selling. They're not bringing any new customers but they deal with the customers that they already have the ones that are asking support questions or asking questions about products or sizing or whatever. It is if you want retention. If won't people coming back. You won't be able to keep paying you. These people are your soldiers okay. These people are going to help you big time your support team. If you have a sale going on you've ever promotion going on. They should close off all conversations with a reminder of that if there's a better way for them to save the customer money i know. This sounds out counterintuitive but you can save the customer money varroa wrong plan for some reason or they're spending their money on the wrong things by giving the customer advice. Hey you can actually do better on an annual plan versus your monthly plan. You could save up to one hundred and fifty dollars by going annual. I noticed you've been with us for a year already. The customer gets locked in you get upfront cash flow and the customer really appreciates you looking out for them so get your support team to actively keep your customers happy and can keep them Retained and continuing to pay you now. This isn't happened by accident. it's obviously takes training. But if you allow the metrics that they're measured against to be aligned with this this is what's going to work so when you're evaluating your customer support team make this one of the things are evaluated on retention. How many customers they save. How many customers do the upgrade the hits her milestones. You can give them a bonus you can give them a raise whatever it is incentivize them because at the end of the day people need a carrot.
Productivity For Entrepreneurs With Kate Erickson
"All right. Let's get going. I'm excited to welcome our guest today. Erickson to the show first and foremost kate. Thank you so much for being here. I'm super excited to be here. Ran and things so much for inviting me absolutely one. The reason i'm excited we get to talk about something that every personal brand entrepreneur out there can relate to which is productivity now at first. That's not the sexiest topic. I'll admit that but it's definitely a game changer. But i'd like to hear from you. You can help set the stage here. Why is something like productivity so important for us. Okay well i think. Productivity is super sexy. That's my jam. But i can totally understand where coming out from like stuff. I end up talking about system. Sign management productivity focused disciplined. They're kind of like a lot of like the entrepreneur game but productivity so critical because when we have a goal when we have a vision when we have a mission like it's so clear to us right and then many entrepreneurs because we're so excited about that vision were so excited about that mission. Were building our brand. We're doing we're being creative like doing all. The things that entrepreneurs are known for the problem is that oftentimes we get caught up working in the business or in the brand versus on it and dot can result in the actions that you're taking every single day. Not actually being in alignment with that vision and not mission. So i like to think of productivity as is working on the right things and oftentimes. Unfortunately we end up in the weeds were busy. Were doing a lot and so usually that makes us feel good. Because we're like. Oh man. I worked for like you know twelve hours today and we wanna brag about it when in reality you could probably be accomplishing more in like four hours. If you are focusing on the right things and to me that's productivity. That's like getting the right things done. That are in alignment with your vision and your mission. They're actually moving you forward to where you wanna go here. Well maybe we can get like specific like what are some like right things and maybe it's different for everybody. But what would you classify as right things versus you know the in the business thinks yeah absolutely so it's definitely going to be different for everyone you know. Everyone's brand and business and podcast and youtube channel and like whatever they have set up is going to be different. But i think the most critical thing to think about and be tracking. When you're wondering like okay. Am i working on the right things like you need to have a measurement you need to understand that the actions you're taking are actually bringing results so if you think about it from roi perspective return on investment and you think of the investment as your time. Usually people talk about roi in terms of like okay. I spent this much money. How much did i get back like. We need to be thinking about that as the investment. Being our time to okay. I spent this much time on this activity. What did i get and you need to start. Having some type of measurement like we talk about smart goals a lot specific measurable attainable relevant and time bound and measurement so important because that measurement is what tells you that you are working on the right things and it alerts you when you're working on the wrong things because you don't see results from it. So let me give you just a random example of this. Like i have received so many clubhouse invites like everyone wants to be on clubhouse right now right i think it sounds like an incredible platform super awesome. I like social media. I love instagram. i'm on facebook for groups. we've got twitter you know. The platforms are endless. Right when i think about the time that i invest in social media. I need to look at what the highest roi for me is and when i relate that to my business and my business goals and where i want my business to go my highest. Roi is on facebook. Why because i'm on facebook to moderate and be an engaged active member in groups those groups i can attribute actual revenue in my business and life along like literally lifelong relationships that i've created from those groups so to me if i'm gonna join clubhouse beyond instagram and beyond facebook. Mb on twitter. And like you know all these other platforms. There's probably so many. Don't even know about if i'm really trying to be on all those platforms honestly like my measurement is sinking my facebook's hi my instagram. I have great engagement. There and i make great relationships on instagram. I only have so much time. So i can't just keep adding adding adding expecting like dot measurement to continue. Going up is only going to start going down when i'm putting myself on platforms. That many times is a distraction. So you just have to keep that measurement and minds like you can't be everywhere you can't do everything so be wise about the things that you are choosing to work on. Make sure that they're equaling some type of roi.
"lot" Discussed on IT Visionaries
"Engine do probably shooting and remediation even showing videos and pictures to a customer on how they can actually self remediate any problems but if it still doesn't meet the customer's needs they're able to chat with a live engineer or click to call back into our remote delivery center and if that happens when the near answers the phone all of that history goes with the customer of what happened so the engineer knows who they are. What the asset is where. it's located. Where fell out in a troubleshooting step in his able to pick right up and take very next best action so in doing all of this. It creates an experience for the customer. That's in the end and it simple for them to engage in as they're going through it we're tracking capturing every step along the way and it's kept within our case history so that there's always reference until from a customer's view they have this stickiness to wanting to have their business supported by us because they know it's always available. They always have access to an environment that drives them towards a self-serv self solve mentality that allows them to take action when they choose to do so based on their schedules within their environments. So you brought up a good point. Because i think about on consumer side. You know we've all been there. We've all been there on a support line or looking for support. Whatever we're looking for where there just seems to not be this continuity of case where something you know. You're repeating things yet to re enter information that you feel like should have been captured. What makes it so challenging. That older systems cannot do this. I didn't know is it a human behavior problem is technology problem. What kind of problem is it. That prevents continuity of service from continuing. It seems like what you guys are doing. Some ensuring that doesn't get dropped but obviously there are many companies that do not have this figured out right so i think historically when companies set up their support models a lot of this was done in silos so you would have a remote delivery organization or call center organization..
"lot" Discussed on TechStuff
"They'll be heavy enough in dense enough to make their way to the bottom. The very light beans will be more toward the top of the machine because they'll be blown by the air and they will be pushed up from all the heavier beans now. You wanna do this because sometimes those lighter beans are actually representative of beans. That have been you know munched on by insects and stuff. Those are not the best. So it's another way of sorting beans out very quickly for quality control now. What i think is really cool about a lot of these devices. Apart from the one that tends to use like high resolution cameras to look at that being color. now what. I like about a lot of these devices. Is that a lot of them. Use pretty simple mechanical approach to help sort out all these beans. I just think it's a neat and pretty elegant way of doing things all this takes place. Before roasting the coffee roasters take incoming green coffee beans and depending on the flavor qualities of the bean. Which in turn are determined by stuff like wearing the world it was grown. What sort of post harvest processing to go through that kind of thing. The roasters then take that they take that flavor and they determine what sort of roast they should follow for those particular beans. The beans are put into roasting machines. Which look a lot like clothes dryers. A lot of these Especially for the larger roasters are gas-powered they actually use natural gas for a heating element so a typical roaster has a hopper feeder at the top. That's where you pour the green coffee beans in these flow into a barrel. That is inside the roaster. A barrel can rotate..
"lot" Discussed on The Bible Binge
"He's like oh we gotta go. Yeah he doesn't feel like a like a. Let's get uber black kind of guy. He knows like let's do it ourselves short. He has a pool guy. And so that's why. I just think i'm trying to really put myself in edith monde of going will yeah but we have a nice queen size bed going to sleep on the ground out here and i just think that says a lot about why she was lagging behind anyway. I don't even think she was. Like i think she'd already turned around. You think she was going. But i think she was going. And it's like just looking at this as a story. I think Unfortunately her character. If you just look at it as the story element she's the character who sometimes in a store. You gotta drop a body to let everybody know this serious. Yeah for real. Lost too. Big a deal to drop. So you've gotta drop the unnamed wife character you know nobody was playing here. You know what i mean. Yeah because you are like not only is there so from fire but now there's a pillar of salt so okay. Let me go back to you. You were saying you didn't think this instantaneous. Salt lake you think like. She was like over days. Transitioning into a salt shaker. Now i'm all right. I mean i mean i don't think it was. He was holding her hand. Okay became saw. I think that he turned around and she was all. Oh gotcha gone. Because i think she was taken out by self earned five. Okay gotcha salt is. I don't think it's table salt. I was with you in the respect of like three days later. She's half salt shaker. And like that. You're like might. My fingers tastes good bait. My whole body is okay. Verse twenty seven. And abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the lord and he looked down toward sodom and gomorrah and toward all the land of the valley and he looked him. Hold the smoke. The land went up like the smoke of a furnace. So it was that when god destroyed the cities of the valley god remembered abraham and sent lot out of the midst of the overthrow when he overthrew the cities in which lot had lived. You know i'm like a verse. Twenty seven twenty eight. I look at it almost like a graphic novel like a comic book. Yeah i've just. Abraham saint next to god and like a couple of panels and abraham be like. Guess we needed and get ten goals like no. I would not only for which back to that math. But i still think your family. Yeah i there's there's a testament to who got is in that moment. I think that's lost in the shuffle of what happened. Get lost in the shuffle. People were still say like like god. Help his bargain of i. I'm i'm a god of justice but a but not so much that i missed the fourth and it is true because we get that gets lost in the story i think about baby knocks. Maybe knox's like we can't be curious rather than he saved the he saved by the daughters. He saved them. It's like we get caught up in the feels like a bad guy. You see the billboard. You don't see what's actually actually happening. That's right that's right so just as an epilogue we do encourage you to and continue reading because it goes really well really fast in the next few versus because these two daughters now have no husbands and literally to them..
"lot" Discussed on The Bible Binge
"That's right So originally we cast him as a deck shepherd and he'll be reprising that role. And i think it's interesting just to see how things evolve because when we did that i know for me it was like a bit of a punching bag guber goofball kind of persona. They're that. I wanted to use and leverage with dax shepard. I've since come come around dax shepard and really kind of appreciate his perspective on world view in him articulating some struggles and is honesty. So i liked the aspect so i want to evolve the reason behind the casting less behind. him being just kind of a big goober and more like this is a guy who is enduring stuff and he's a frank about maybe not always doing it in the right way but i think there's an openness to him that i hope that we can maybe Branch off oven has some good company. Do you think there is a component to lot that is an optimist despite his decision making and you sense that in the store and that feels true. If dax feels like a guy who's gonna work out fine. Yeah it'll be fine and then finally of course the star of the show is lot's wife she is a again she has no name of the show and get like uh sentence about her. You know we don't even get her name at lot's wife in the mid rash which i loved so much but we are going to go with them today because in the mid rash. The her name is edith. Okay regular horn. We're gonna help she. She's a mother to two daughters. One of my favorite things. Fun facts about her. Was that josephus. The jewish historian who really love He claimed to have seen the pillar of salt. Which was lot's wife really. I know right And there are even like Father clement of rome also says that he has seen settled down because yes so So lot's wife edith. Who is she okay. This was hard. Because i thought i want someone of substance right. I want someone though who In keeping with what we get from scripture here is kind of. I dunno unfairly muted in silenced. You know wanted to to put someone here that i like their work but i'm sad that they're not in more stuff. Okay okay and for that reason. I would like to cast a google mbatha raw. I love google about the raw. She's incredible everything she's in. I'm like she's really good. She should be more stuff. And if you've never been more so in in such a small way too but she's the most interesting storyline. Yes you're just force fed like stuff. And i'm like what about the google stuff. That's reese witherspoon trying to be twenty four forty to close. It's fine. it's fine so let me bring us up to speed where we are in the story. So god made a with the artist formerly known as abram right dot com.
"lot" Discussed on Think On Your Faith
"And that's why I was trying to tell you. This is just like my you know, we've never I mean that was probably fifteen years ago. We've never really gone back and tried to to have those kinds of discussions because it's he's so I don't know. He's been great to me. I'm going to say this but only because And I have I have certain axioms that I live by right now and this will kind of give you a little idea of what goes on in my head. But one of the biggest ones that I live by is I am not responsible for your feelings. And when I say your feelings I'm projecting out to everyone's right? Okay. I'm really not I'm not responsible for your feelings. You are responsible for your own feelings. You can't get upset at me for what I say because you can't control me. I mean my feelings are just like what you said. My feelings are subjective to what I know and what I feel and what I've experienced which is why I feel so emboldened to share my story even though my story my story involves other people in my family my siblings my parents and things like that. But the way that I've been shaped in my life is life is due in large part by how I viewed the world the things that have impacted me and so I've gone to this point where I'm like no, I'm just going to say what I want to say so someone if someone asked me off Are you telling me that I'm stupid for believing this? I will comfortably say yes. I do. You want to know why because if you believe if you believe that awful lot, it's wife turned into a pillar of salt if you literally believe that I can comfortably say yes that I do think you're stupid. Because Lot's wife would be the only person in the history of the world as far as we were able to measure that turned into a pillar of salt restaurant parcel. Yeah, then on top of that she didn't just turn into a pillar of salt she turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back at the city..
"lot" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Figure I started playing bark across the age of six years old. I was at that time already playing, ice hockey. And my father really felt that box across would benefit me in the game of Ice Hockey. In the sense that hand eye coordination the endurance running back and forth. And he just really felt like if I played lacrosse. Really benefit me in the long run and ice hockey. Obviously paid off in dividends. I'm one of these people that does not think that this is a coincidence that all of a sudden Wayne Gretzky is appearing at a video talking about what a wonderful cross training sport the cross was for him as a kid and we've talked on this podcast number different times about hockey and Lacrosse crossover. The NFL expands this year with Dallas and I would not be surprised at all if in twenty twenty two. THAT VEGAS GETS and NFL expansion team in Wayne. Gretzky's involved in some capacity not saying it says a majority owner. But. I've had enough people leave sort of Hansel and Gretel crumbs around that leading me to believe that this this Gretzky video that popped up was an exactly a coincidence and we talked about you know various podcasts whether it's Gretzky whether it's new in Roberts and Primo oats and. cheesy. Go far back into the seventies and you find some outstanding hockey Lacrosse crossovers I wonder why more Gionta Virus Tyler Sagan I wonder why more NHL hours extra current don't get involved more in Lacrosse because they're all getting involved in junior hockey. Well, that's it. They don't want to buy junior hockey teams I love the National Lacrosse League I think across is one of the Best Sports Komen I. Love it as of Your I love. It is a fan I always wonder considering how How tightly wound that community is like the lack community is a tight group and all these guys were parts of it at various times in their life. I was wondering why a lot of these guys don't go back or at least some of these guys don't go back like you're right like these guys are all. Head over heels buying junior hockey team are they still now? I don't. See, H. L. has issues. A right now. But I, think but you know what? I think Elliott by the end of this season. When there is? As. We all expect serious financial damage done to a lot of these franchises I think the prices will come down and I think you'll see more NHL players get involved. In buying franchises where the price is a little more reasonable than it's been in the past. That makes sense to. Yes. Finally Elliot agrees with something that I say Elliott has been a challenge getting this podcast out as we sign off, I am crossing my fingers as I'm sure you are as well that this does come out on Monday morning. Do you have a closing thoughts? For this week's edition of thirty, one thoughts the podcast you know it's been a heavy year I. Just I just hold ball our listeners are in a good place as good a place as possible. That's all. This year has showed us what the important things are and I hope that everybody I think Elliott's the same winnow amyloid as well. I hope once taking care of themselves to your point Elliot hope everyone's looking after their health and looking after their family and looking after the well being of colleagues and friends. It's tough to get through days these days. It's tough to read the news these days. Sometimes, it's tough to go out your front door hope that everyone's taking care of themselves mentally taking care of themselves physically as well and not being shy to reach out in case you need help. Taking US Out Toronto Musician Jeremy Albino last year, he released his debut record hard time over the past few months is dropped the number of great singles. Here's one of those singles from this sleepless records artists Klondike man by Jeremy Albino on thirty one thoughts the podcast enjoy. alipay. An Hour..
"lot" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Milwaukee Bucks sparked a basketball boycott and a chain reaction throughout the sports world, and they've decided not to play because of all the teams that are playing in sports at that moment pro sports what's happening in Wisconsin is hitting them almost overnight. The NBA Pas the playoffs, this empty court speaking volumes as the Milwaukee Bucks players refused to take the court against the Orlando Magic last night just before tipo then. The islanders get off the ice and. They're not in a position where they can answer questions like the two teams have played emotional overtime game. They get questions about it. There's no way that those guys are prepared to answer questions, Anders I'm sorry to hit you with this after a loss like this. I know you were on the ice, the NBA wound up cancelling all three games today. As teams were protesting for social injustice, you'd think that's anything that hockey players need to have a conversation about her or the islanders might have a conversation about. I think those conversations are going on. But like you said, we just got off the ice and you know I I I literally found out about it walking up to the MIC here. So swimming were to look into and obviously there's a lot of things going on in this world that you know is injust and equality is happening. So you know the NBA and those players are standing up for what they believe in. needs a great thing that they're doing. Look. I. Just I just got off the ice here. The WNBA believe initially announced they were going to be playing and then change their minds. The brewers,.
"lot" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I need a SEC, I need to fix something. Along, one second, I'm going to have to call the desk. As you're receiving this in your ears right now it's Monday so you can look at this podcast and say either is late from last week or as early this week Elliott let's get some brushes into Turpentine here the theme is change I like painting we've. Finger painting or brush painting. You've always seen more of a of a cult or to art by subtraction as art by edition, which is the brushes any time I can do any kind of painting I'm into it. So you've got me in the right frame of mind for this now. Okay. Well, then let's expand the the artist Motif here in the artist Metaphor, we've done this podcast so many different weeks and so many different times. One of the ongoing Gags, it's like our own little simpsons couch gag in a lot of ways as there's another Gaga's your dingoes off for your phone which never stops which is part of the charm of this podcast. You know part of the deal on this podcast is we do a lot of inserts because you know after we put it down and Amil Hausa try to make sound intelligent, which is not easy work I assure you. More Times than not we have to do inserts sometimes we're still the studio sometimes are driving back at work. Sometimes, it's early the next morning after news breaks late at night that's one of the themes and it's been a challenge at various times might be a comment on the media more than anything else. But nonetheless, here we are it's taken us a while to get this podcast though mainly because. When's the right time? Was it. Thursday was it Friday Saturday were recording this now on Sunday for a Monday audience? We think this is the right time. Now we suspect it I'm impressed Elliott's that you were actually able to get a blog out. With a header story and thirty one thoughts but I do have to ask you this to kick off the podcast. This week. How many different blogs did you rate I e? How many different blogs were crumpled up and thrown in the trash can before he got this one out? WHO crumples anything up throws it in the trash it's a metaphor you're going on a painting a second ago here artists but at least painting is twenty-first-century crumpled up and throw it up in the trash can how long has it been since we've had that you know it was the same as the podcast Geoff I'm. The Guy, who annoys me now from the adding processes Rory Boylan he's the guy who handles the website and I say annoying in a lovingly partially on kidding kind of way we know what was the biggest story of the week before what happened in? Wisconsin unfortunately, it was is what happened in Arizona with the penalty of the coyotes. And thirty one thoughts was going to be. On that and the followed from that because it was a huge penalty to the team and then. We had Kenosha and the NBA players setting the tone and kind of what happened after that. And then you're thinking, can you even write anything else? Then, you're thinking what's the fallout? And this whole year twenty what it's been vote I don't think I've ever had a year or I don't think we've ever had a year I. Bet you Jeff I don't think anybody out there has had a year where they started doing something and it never got finished or got derailed almost immediately before you got too far into it and it became you got to do something else whether it's cove it or anything else that's happened in life the world has changed so quickly so often, and so you know Roy came to me and he said I don't really think you can do a blog. On anything but this, and then you're sitting there and you're single where where's this going to go and then you know you get to the weekend you have headlines on Saturday night and you're trying to find out some more information. So you don't want to write the blog on Saturday at haven't data by Sunday and then Sunday your work on it all day and you're constantly finding out more things and Right now more than ever Jeff people remember what you write or say it's old takes exposed. It's everything lives on the Internet forever and the worst thing you want in times like these is you put something on paper or on broadband or on the internet or on television station or on your website. That thirty minutes after you put it out there, it looks like the worst takeover and it might not be your fault. I'm glad you got us there because here's were one of the things that I've noticed and I'm not the only one that's always sort of bothered me and this is true. Not just what's happening right now but really the history of all progressive movements. while. A lot of progressive movement's get stalled or or at worst shutdown. Is, purity tests. And we all know the nature of social media and every day it has to be a fresh kill. There has to be another sacrifice up to the volcano and somebody in because of an old take because of a cold take because of a misstep because of awkward grant whatever it is. The nature of the purity test I think can stall something that is so progressive like what we're going through right now I always cringe when I see people with the right intention get dragged down because they are not one hundred percent pure the purity test to meet through all of his Elliott and this isn't the big story and GonNa lead into it here. But that's generally one that bogs down a lot of progressive movement's..
"lot" Discussed on Just King Things
"Yeah and we know from like the the information right the clippings that we get in the book we know that he just like know lived with the sister in the inter. You're tries to ask him about what happens in salem's lot he's just like i moved. Yeah i don't know but and you're saying we were talking about this before the episode. But you were saying that. I said that was lost. Boys the lost boys where he's like fucking vampires or whatever you were saying that. There's there's a connection between those two things. Oh i yeah. I can't find like hard evidence where the team behind lost boys sites this but when if you've seen lost boys like the idea of a ghost like a ghost vampire boy hovering outside of a window. is is a thing that is huge in that movie and shows up here right. That is where this comes from and it becomes a kind of staple of contemporary set vampire fiction Uncle steve is mixed tape Or we're talking about the music in this novel did you. You're listening to the music in this novel. No i did not because there was not a lot. There's not a in some of its like weirdly hidden but Here here are three songs that i found from From this novel. I listened to them. And i'll give you a star rating real quick. Okay number one. Merle haggard okie from muskogee This is playing in the in the bar. That i go. To the roadhouse they go you it's fine. Three starts just good old-fashioned merle haggard song little little bit of country western for you The second song is is the lyrics are quoted in epigrams for the spoke But it's just cited as old rock song. It doesn't have thing but it's a song called endless sleep by marty wilde inside a rockabilly track. That's about like someone died in the ocean. Basically it's pretty good. I'm going to give it a solid four four stars okay. Who's worthless in june. And of course. There is a bob dylan song North country blues which is also quoted in the same epigrams Half star 'cause it's don's on Like this is like the the the the surprise..
"lot" Discussed on Just King Things
"Way getting the believed the ground and pinning him and getting his arm behind him and making him say uncle In in that way everyone understands that mark. Petri is not someone to be trifled with Yeah he's a serious little kid There's a god there's a lot of these kids and and the thing is interesting though that we're gonna go from this to the shining which is like the anti mark petri in some ways in that dany in that novel but We'll get there but yeah so these are people. They all kind of come together in different ways. The first i don't know half of this book is is patiently. Slow the only real things that happened or what we've already talked about. Which is that been. Moore shows up to town and his idea was to lease the Marston yes marksman yeah the the marston house which is like this. You know yvo ass house. It's like sitting above the town on on a big hill ideas to lease it and then work out of it and kind of exercises demons. Whatever is writing a novel about huey marston. This gangster that live there. Who's like doing all kinds of bad stuff. And then but when they get there or when he gets there. It's already been leased to somebody. It's been at least to a pair called striker and barlow best names. Some excellent at stephen king names very very good vampire names ray but but but the least of them already in basically they're vampires are or one is a vampire ones come familiar and they have decided to come here based on the invitation of marston like fifty years earlier Mars the implication that we over the course of novel and i. It's actually kept very vague. That but the ideas that marston moved their aim was murdering children. And maybe doing you know satanism kind of stuff with it. And he had a long correspondence with barlow then known as break and i kind of middle european count and Basically was just they were talking presumably about evil satan stuff And now all these years later breaking and barlow and striker have moved to the town to start the stuff. And i mean from from when they move into whenever when is turned into vampires. Pretty quick It it's it's a few weeks ago. Say that the novel we get some dates in the novel Said the novel begins on september. Fifth been. Susan tells been That she loves him on september twentieth. Or gra Solid fifteen days. yep So that gives you a sense of lake that the speed at which these characters are operating And then the town is dead by october. Fifth there yet so so a pretty pretty short time period year Well literally just one. Month i guess But but i mean. That's what's kind of weird about it. Is that other than these kind of characterization moments about the town and about the characters that we've all talked about and in the little segments that we've given you about each of these characters really jew what we get we get little pieces of characterization where they're interacting with one another or whatever so for example Match and then meeting at. The roadhouse know those are really the segments of characterization. It's only win well. I guess that's happening in the background. We're getting these scenes of the town of for example a dog being murdered. And then the The glick shoulder glick children being killed in one of them being turned into a vampire which kind of sets the whole thing off. But but it really is. It's very slow moving and it. Kinda proceeds like a thriller for every ten scenes..
"lot" Discussed on Just King Things
"And i think again like you said a minute ago. I think that starts accounting for some of the things that get a little bit more loose in his later work So i guess just to just to start out do we want to do the sentence summary. Sure all right gretchen. I'm strong. I'm getting ready. Okay all right. I did the last one. So this one's for you cameron okay. Five cents salems. Lot is a small town in maine with a dark history. That's my first okay. Earlier than the novel. A gangster there with his wife did all kinds of bad things in then later in the nineteen fifties. A young boy named ben mears went to the house. Where the mobster gangster lived where comma where the gangster had died some years earlier close parentheses and went to the top of the stairs and saw his ghostly form. Okay that's two sentences. This is getting hard years later. Been mears the town now. A famous writer and decides to begin writing a novel to work through his feelings about that experience. He has a child there. Lots of kooky characters live in the town of sale of lot. Many of them have dark secrets. But generally they're nice main folk okay. This is four sentences. We gotta make this last one count. I vampire show up in ruin the whole thing. I mean yeah. basically. I know it's been a lotta that summary talking about one guy one thing but that really is kind of the book. The book is one. We are presented with a character who has a very particular kind of goal. He goes to salem slot jerk accomplish that goal. He meets a whole bunch of people. There's a big cast of characters said earlier but ultimately he started you one thing and then about halfway through the novel you realize. Oh there's vampires here And then it becomes a vampire novel and they they run into those main bars. Yeah and you mentioned earlier..
"lot" Discussed on Just King Things
"So i mean but i think it's a lot more polished i think that You know i don't. You're the one who does the research on the writing of these books. Michael you're the one who goes and checks things out. But i wonder how much of an editorial hand was had in this book. I feel quite lot in the same way that the indus carry was editorial maneuvered. But i think for the better. I think that this has as much stephen king voice to it but has a lot of different parts that we are going to see. Show up in king again. I mean this is a real solidification of the stephen king voice as rider and it's also worth noting that while carey was a very lean inefficient novel like two hundred pages thereabouts My paperback of salem slot ones Six hundred fifty pages so considerably longer. And you say that. Like so sadly what i just i. I've got I mean don't get. Don't get to embarrassed to impress here. Michael but i have the collector's edition. Who is that the one deal associations No no it is sadly there's one little stations there is no. It's not but it has like an introduction by clive barker which did not read. I don't know if that is in every version of the book. Now it's up but it's like a big. It's a whole book and it's a at about four hundred pages kind of the same size as the other ones so a like the same dimensions as my version of carrie. So roughly double the length if you know if you don't have the same versions as we do like it's worth noting also that king I think in his little de katori. Maybe it's at the beginning I'm flipping through this now quick. I can't find it but he mentions it as a big book. I think it isn't his acknowledgments right. He says there's a lot of help that goes into writing a big book as he calls it. And this is king's kind of first big book that is also as as you said. I think Had some editorial intervention in his therefore not is stymied by some of the things that i think bogged down his later big books but we will talk about that in the future This is all to say that salems light in. It's really good like this novel is great like i love it. It's really good across the board. I think like every part of it is good. Now that doesn't mean that this is a book above reproach or critique. We will get there. I promise you because there's a lot of there's a lot of like one thousand nine hundred seventy stephen king. Yeah well i mean. In the same way that kerry like we talked about the things in carey that worked. That worked really really well. And then the things that are kind of worth taking a second look at And i think you know. I think that's going to be a thing that we do throughout this show is talking about what works in a novel and what doesn't and Being able to appreciate the things that we appreciate a while acknowledging the things that stink really really stink And you know there's some of that in here too. But i think it's really interesting so i think you're not had had a conversation maybe at the end of the last episode or or some time in the in the intermediary period here Or this this has historically been one of my favorite stephen king novels and reading at this time actually cooled on it a little bit and i don't i don't quite know why maybe we can..
"lot" Discussed on Just King Things
"Just king things as a podcast for the books stephen king in publication order. These are largely horror novels and often deal with complicated and disturbing topics. This episode is on the nineteen seventy five novel salems lot and has content warnings for substance abuse including alcoholism motive accidents and death misogyny domestic and child abuse including infant abuse. Animal death able ism. Oddly trauman mutilation and homophobia and gay panic audi neighbors and welcome back to just king things the show where we read the works of stephen king in publication order. I'm your host. Michael and with me is my co host cameron gross sucking your blood. Michael isn't that a it. Gross noise it is a gross noise. It's very very gross Well i was a you know. That's why i was thinking about because there's someone in this novel eight. I don't wanna spoil it for anybody but there's vampires in this bad boy and somewhat says They're hearing vampire stuff. going on. You know hashtag empire stuff and they say in vin. They could hear the sucking how much that you know. Scare them or whatnot and i just thought in my head. Probably while i was reading the book made the noise out loud. I was just like i had the exact same reaction to that line. Or it's like if this were real right. This would be scary but the problem is in fiction in writing. The words sucking is just very funny. I'll stop doing that. Okay well we're talking today. About stephen king's second novel salems lot from nineteen seventy five. This came out what this is the year after kerry yes the year after which is pretty good turnaround. Time virgo turnaround time and probably well. I don't wanna get ahead of ourselves here. But probably the strongest one two punch in his entire career. It is a very strong one two punch. It is like just thinking about like this. Carry people listen to the last episode. This last episode. Go check that out but we. We enjoyed that. That is a. I think you call it like a like an efficient machine. It's real action is a thriller one hundred percent in this book. I wanted to talk about genre with you at some point during this this episode. I'm sure we'll get there because it also has qualities of a thriller has qualities of a crime procedural through a big chunk of it but ultimately it turns into her becomes or or maybe in the rear view mirror. Now we call it a horror novel But it really is playing with a whole lot of different feelings and affects and like ways of engaging with the book in the same way that kerry did..
"lot" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Disguise, of course and Ultimately, ATRO- you've seen a lot of different myths and legends throughout history the idea that the people that are coming to to pay you visit the having a chance encounter with might actually be a divine beings and disguise Yeah I mean this does show up a lot in the Bible in fact, it also shows up later in Christian theology with letting. The parables of Jesus. where he talks about like you know the person who you show a kindness to where you shoot, you do not show a kindness to might have been me, right? Yeah. But then also there are other tales and other traditions that involve like a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a powerful being of some sort of the other and as this tale makes clear. One of the most important ways of being righteous in the ancient world was showing hospitality actually this. Is something that I think is under emphasized in a lot of the morality tales of today you see hugely important in the mythology and religion of the ancient world is like being a good host especially with the story of Lot's wife like growing up I vaguely remember it being brought up in in church from time to time but more more to the point you would see it in like like chick tracts. Yeah. Some sort of you know cartoon that is Ultimately kind of like wallowing and awfulness and and. Using the the story to spinoff a really homophobic. Oh. Yeah. That's weird like I think especially in the twentieth century. Damore story came to be associated with condemnations of homosexuality, which is not really what the what the story in the Bible is focused on, right? Yeah it this is the story about hospitality and as it turns out you know lots lot and his wife are really the only people that are the show any hospitality to these two angels in disguise right they take the angels in host them at their house, and then the story turns fairly horrific like a mob shows up.
"lot" Discussed on Pro Rata
"You can hear us every weekday on axios DOT COM or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. We're joined now by the Washington Post Catherine Impel so Catherine. President Trump theoretically today press conference today after the jobs report came out, had he been taking questions and if you were in the room? What's the question? You would asked? I guess I would have asked. Why are you spiking the football? When there are still something like fifteen million fewer jobs today than there were when the pandemic began Catherine who wrote this morning that this current economic crisis for jobs is worse than the Great. Great recession can you explain why if you chart the decline in jobs from the start of this recession versus the great recession? They almost don't fit on the same graph because we just declined so sharply so fast. We lost so many jobs so quickly. It's just orders of magnitude worse. The unemployment rate today is higher than it was at any point during the great recession at any point, basically since the Great Depression still and beyond that, even though there has been rehiring the last. Last couple of months with his great, especially for the people who had been layoff, who maybe we were concerned that they weren't gonna get their jobs back even with that hiring were still very deeply in the hold. That's why I started out by saying I would probably ask the president. Why are you celebrating? When by all objective measures we are nowhere close to having recovered, were not necessarily on a path to a swift recovery, even though we may have brought back some of those. Those recent jobs when you think about this compared to the great recession, though when you think of a possible recovery beginnings of recovery, is it more binary than that? In other words, the great recession in part occurred because there were structural deficiencies in the economy that just took a while to expose themselves, whereas this was very much an outside exogenous event. Is there an argument to be made that what has to happen right now by policymakers is simply triage essentially until we get to. To a vaccine, until then whether we get three, million or four, million or one million job ads in a month, it doesn't really much mean anything you're right that the genesis of the downturn was different this time around versus last time around the kinds of businesses that went kaput in two thousand and eight say were maybe once that had business models that were not viable, and maybe eventually they were going to go out of business. They were over leveraged for example that sort of. Of thing this time around was this external shock. The fact that these millions of companies have gone out of business. All these people have been laid off doesn't necessarily tell us anything about the viability of what had been the fundamentals of these companies through the recession. If you were McDonald's franchise, you were relatively profitable one. You've had to shut down for three months. You know that the fact that they've had to lay. People off has nothing to do with the viability of their business. Business model outside of the fact that business model is. We have to be able to sell food right exactly. The response in some ways should be different could be different I don't think it's as binary as well. There's either have a vaccine or not have vaccine. There's no intermediate Brown. There's nothing for the government to do. There are still ways that the government could help Thai people over until there's a vaccine or until infections go down for other reasons and they've done some of. Of those things including the paycheck protection program as well as enhanced unemployment benefits and a number of other fiscal measures that way, but in terms of getting the virus under control I mean other countries have somehow managed to keep down their infection rates, and one might imagine that their economic recovery could be better than ours. It's a little bit too early to say. Is your argument then from a policy perspective that the health policy is arguably more important than the fiscal policy I think. Think? They are both important. I think basically the viruses in charge right now, and we are never going to have a healthy economy until we have the virus under control whether that's through a vaccine whether it's through some other sort of mitigation measures, including for example encouraging people to wear masks. It seems like other countries have taken that route, so there are things that the government could be doing including scaling up testing scaling-up tracing encouraging behavior like mask wearing indoors. That were not sufficiently. Sufficiently, doing we also need to be providing fiscal support that lawmakers and the White House need to be getting together and coming up with a plan for more fiscal support, not just to households and businesses, but to states and localities, because I think that's the next time bomb. That's essentially going to go off. You mentioned the PGA by the end of today. Often possibly by the time, people are actually listening to this treasury. Department SBA are going to release the list of companies are. Are Most companies that got P. loans. At least you got over one hundred fifty thousand dollars. It's going to be a massive data. Dump unfortunately for people like me, maybe for people like you. Is there anything in there that you think we can learn from it? Outside of maybe some kind of dunking on a company that got money and maybe didn't deserve to get I wanNA know how much money has gone to lawmakers to president, trump and two other senior executive branch officials or Or cronies of president trump, there's a lot of questions about whether this money has been distributed for the benefit of the overall economy, and for companies that need and deserve it, and to what extent it's gone to those who were just most connected I'm not saying that we should not have done this program I think it was absolutely necessary to provide some sort of lifeline to lots of businesses, but there has to be accountability built into this program as well and it's very troubling. Troubling that up until this point, president trump would not rule out the that he could personally benefit the extended unemployment. Benefits are set right now to expire at the end of July. There's already talk that they could be extended. Maybe not. There is obviously an argument, mostly Republican argument that this money, specifically this extra six hundred dollars a week that certain people qualify for is artificially keeping people out of the workforce because they can make more money by not working them by working fair. Fair argument, not fair argument. I understand where their concern is coming from. If you're able to make more money, not working than working then, maybe that's GonNa give you pause about returning to work. If you have a job offer in theory, you're not supposed to be able to continue qualifying for those benefits. If you turn down a job in that situation. If you know what your income would normally be, you might not apply for that job knowing that you wouldn't be make the money. Money I think it's reasonable to be concerned about incentives. However, there are a lot of numbers that we could come up with between zero dollars and six hundred dollars right zero dollars additional amount that these unemployed people will be getting if this enhanced benefit program expires as scheduled at the end of this month. They still need some assistance. You may not want to set that additional assistance at six hundred dollars, because for some large enough portion of people, they would be making too much. Much money, but I don't think you should let the enhanced benefit expire entirely. There are a lot of numbers. Presumably, both parties could come to agree upon that would provide households the lifeline that they need. And of course the economy, the cash fusion that it needs because you need consumers still spending, you need not just businesses. You need consumers still spending because if they stop spending. We're never going to get out of this funk Catherine. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you. Watching today is works, or if you live in a place like New York City you've probably been hearing them for the past couple of weeks, so the American Pyrotechnics Association says at some of its members have seen sales increase this year upwards of three hundred percent. In fact, we tried to get the CEO of a major fireworks wholesaler for the show today, but we're apologetically told that he was too busy working the forklift because of the unprecedented volume. So what's happening here? Well, the best guess is that people. People are just not willing to let the July fourth holiday pass without a technicolor sky, and since big organized fireworks displays in places like Boston have been canceled. People are taking matters into their own hands Oh, and if you live in New York you're not imagining things. City officials say there have been over ten thousand fireworks complaints so far this.
"lot" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Hi I'm Dan primack and welcome to axios recap. Today's Thursday June second single day corona by cases in the US kitten all time high long-term mortgage rates hit an all time low, and we're focused on America's just market. This morning we learned that the US economy added four point eight million jobs last month, a number that soared past economists expectations. We also learned that the unemployment rate fell from thirteen point. Three percent to eleven point one percent nearly half of the jobs gain unsurprisingly was in leisure and hospitality with retail, also getting a big boost. In fact, the only sector lose any significant number of jobs was mining, and even that was low, just about ten thousand. All of this is undoubtedly good news, particularly for the four point, eight million people who began receiving paychecks again, and that's probably why president trump this morning held an unexpected press conference to take a victory lap. Actually take questions from the press that was left to treasury secretary. MNUCHIN and White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow and the questions they got, or at least most of them hinted at some of the not so good news lurking underneath the surface, the biggest is it the government job surveys ended just before the recent spike in Corona virus cases, which has led several big states to pause or even reverse their economic reopenings. They're also lingering questions about what the next round of economic stimulus would look like or when it would come for example what happens to small businesses that got those. Bailout loans, but had been forced to remain closed or maybe a bar in Texas that opened closing again when that money runs out, do they now have to lay people off the bottom line? Jobs reports are supposed to help us better understand the economy today, though it's led to as many questions as answers. If fifteen seconds we will dig in deeper on the jobs picture with the Washington. Post Catherine Reimpell, but first this. Start Your morning with the news that matters by listening to axios today, a new podcast from axios I'm your host Nile Boo. Give us ten minutes and we'll give you the latest scoop from the White House and Congress analysis on the economy insights into the forces shaping next week next month in the next five years..
"lot" Discussed on Urge to Kill
"Here's what we learned about. What happened to Kaley? After those final conversations with cameron she texts him the word good bye and then her phone shuts off. It's now almost almost one in the morning on Sunday. The Moon is bright overhead. As Kaley walks she's alone and she's in the dark. It's cool outside. died in the high desert of Oregon drops to comfortable temperatures overnight. A nice break from the long hot July days in Keighley's had a lot to drink and she still wearing what she had on at the bar. A black dress and brown boots. She's clutching green purse as she walks a couple blocks from her apartment to the Central Oregon Community College campus in the moonlight. She can make out the silhouette of towering pine trees that surround her as Kaley walks a bright flash of car lights. Illuminate the pavement an SUV slows slows. Down and comes to a stop. She stands on the sidewalk. The SUV has a light bar on top and a push bumper. The kind you'd see on a police car. It also has reflective writing across the side. It's one of the colleges. Public Safety cars and inside is a public safety officer. WHO's on shift patrolling campus? It's not clear how or why but Kayleigh ends up in the backseat of that. Safety officers. Car Car.