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"It seems like our local GOP leadership, well, I'm not gonna say the conservatives, but the constitutionalists, they don't really care about the community. You never see community initiatives or outreach. And the Democrats and the socialists have that locked down. I mean, as much as there's crime and there's this and that, they're still out in the community kind of giving back. I mean, Mark Poloncarz was just at the Grider Street Community Center a week or so ago, giving out free hot dogs. And unfortunately, that's what people, the voters, the Democrat voters who do outnumber us, that's what they see. It's like instant gratification and they forget everything that's been done. And how do you defeat that? ["Oh, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa"] Hey, welcome back. Mike Lomas, Glenn Wiggle actually taking off, Ron Rheinstein in with me. We've got a special guest on the live line here. We'll talk a little bit about what happened last night. Erie County stuck on stupid again. The pain, the pain. Nationwide though, just not Erie County. Yeah, we're going to talk to an optimist in a little bit who's a workhorse here in Erie County, Nancy Ortecelli. But I got to be honest, I texted her this morning. I'm like, I feel like drinking. And it's like seven o 'clock in the morning. Can we take a personal day? Can we take a personal day? You're just so beat up. I mean, it's just, you know, it's like, you have to ask yourself, how could these people be this dumb? Well, how could you be this dumb? And it's not even rhetorical. Everything you've touched has turned to shit and you continue to vote for the same exact shit. It's just unreal. Because here's, this is just from a sleepless knife yesterday into today. People that left the cities, they're just like, I got to get away from the crime. I got to get away from the poverty, all the above. And their shitty voting has metastasized like a cancer in the suburbs. And it just keeps going and going and going. Well, they don't show up. That's what's so frustrating. Well, there's also that. I mean, you look at the numbers and it's like, how in the world do you not show up? I'm actually going through my phone yesterday. I'm saying, don't forget to vote. Don't forget to vote. Who's on the ballot? That's what I've got to think about. Like, how could you be that freaking stupid? I know. But the other, I mean, even if you look at an area where I grew up in Chictawaga and yes, the demographic has changed substantially since I left in 1998, but for the fact of the matter of the third world that has been imported, the taxes, the last county executive or not, the supervisor, she hammered two increases on the property assessments. It's back to back. Highest taxes in the country. And on top of that, the last one, because she's, again, the politicians, how they're just full of shit. Oh, that's our bad. You know, we're not even, well, maybe up for a second. Oh, we're not going to do another reassessment for two years and then literally the next year, here comes the next increase and all our bad, but we won't do it again. However, you got to pay. Yeah, sorry about that. And that's, and you look at the votes that were cast for supervisor. And I mean, again, how close it was and it'll go to recount. That's it? That's the amount of people that voted? Yeah, well, the GFP didn't do anything with absentee ballots there. So it'll go the other way. Before I forget, download our app, search Financial Guys Media in your app store and be sure to click notifications so you don't miss our weekly media drops. So don't forget about our app. Let me introduce Nancy Oreticelli. I was able to grab her. I know she's extremely busy. Nancy, what is your title today? Besides a miss of everything. I don't know, like, what is your exact title? You're everywhere, you know, constitution coalition, all this stuff. What is your, do you have a title? I mean, Antifa has called me a lot of things. So I know I work for an assemblyman, for assemblyman David DiPietro. I am on the executive board of the Erie County conservatives. I do, I'm the president of the constitutional coalition of New York state. So yeah, I do a lot of things. So that's who I am. I just, I believe in freedom and liberty and no matter what it looks like, I'm not a person who gives up and talking to a couple of people this morning, they're like, why do you sound so happy? I was like, well, I'm used to this. This is how it is here in Erie County. It's nothing new. It's not like - I know, you'd think all of us between the political environment here and then the bills and sabers, we'd be used to disappointment, right? We're like, let's roll out of that. Like, all right, I get it. Let me ask you, let's start out with the county executive race. I mean, what happened there? You know, you can't, first of all, he's literally, the cops are showing up because he's restraining a woman. We had people die in a storm because of his mismanagement. We had a record amount of businesses closed because of the way he handled COVID, right? I mean, you can't ask. And then he drops off all these illegal immigrants. They, 13 out of 50 of them get arrested and brought it up on charges. They destroy a hotel. I mean, it's like, okay, maybe you're not happy with Chrissy, but boy, you have to be some kind of a mental midget to say that's a good - And crimes on the rise. And crimes on the rise, record number. We don't want to enforce laws. Here's your appearance ticket. Yeah, number two in the entire country for Carstola. Number one is our neighbor Rochester. Number two, so what the heck happened? So people are misinformed. And it's like you just said, when you called and texted people and they said, who's on the ballot? Nobody cares anymore because it seems like our local GOP leadership are, well, I'm not gonna say the conservatives, but the constitutionalists, they don't really care about the community. You never see community initiatives or outreach. And the Democrats and the socialists have that locked down. I mean, as much as there's crime and there's this and that, they're still out in the community kind of giving back. I mean, polling cars was just at the Grider Street Community Center a week or so ago, giving out free hot dogs. And unfortunately, that's what people, the voters, the Democrat voters who do outnumber us, that's what they see. It's like instant gratification and they forget everything that's been done. And how do you defeat that? And I think the GOP needs to get out in the community more. I mean, they've had their get out the vote rallies that of consisted maybe 20 to 25 committee members. It wasn't the community. Do you know what I'm saying? And they don't - No, I get it. I was gonna say, but how - Nothing beats a good sailing hot dog. Yeah, here's your meat cylinder, go vote for four years and more tyranny. It's true, it's true. Well, that's, you're right. But the thing is, is, but then you take it a step further. You go fill up your car, holy shit, part of my life. That's even higher than it was a month ago. You go to the grocery store and our household, we do okay. But every time, between my wife, myself, and our two kids, and here's four bags, that was 300 bucks. Daughter, oldest daughter and my wife were down in Tennessee last week. My daughter was looking at the possibility of University of Tennessee. And she says to me, she said, "'Dad, do you know gas is a dollar a gallon cheaper there?' So I went through this whole thing about, you know, it's taxes. She's like, you're kidding me, just taxes. I said, yep, yep, that's the difference, difference between one state and the other. And every time somebody puts gas in their tank, it's an extra 30, 40 bucks here, as opposed to down there. So - So that's you and that's me, but that's not the urban voters. The urban voters are in poverty because of Democrat policies. But yeah, it's still vote that way. But they still vote that way because they'll come and give you free stuff a few times a year. They'll give you hot dogs. They'll give you backpacks. They'll give you this and that. A lot of them maybe don't have vehicles to fill up. Do you know what I'm saying? That's a fair point. But it's, you know what? Now that we're talking, Nancy, that also works against us too. I mean, we are top 10 in the country in poverty. Yeah, top three, I think. Per capita. Yeah, the city of Buffalo is, I think, two or three. Here's the, you know, our fair city. To your point, and I think you mentioned this, you know, the GOP will run on reducing the taxes. And Nancy, you said, these people don't pay taxes. That's true. That's not a problem for them, right? Although it is funny when you interview some of them, they actually think they do. They'll say, well, it's not fair. We're paying our fair share. Like, now you don't pay any federal taxes, and you don't pay any state taxes. If you look at it, and this isn't to be negative, but, and again, money's money. And let's just say they make $50 ,000, they're married filing joint. With your standard deduction, you're probably, you have $25 ,000 maybe in taxes total. Yeah, well, most of them. But that's what I'm just saying. And then you're probably getting a real fund. That's right. Most of them are public assistance. That's right. Talk about the women vote. I mean, you know, you look at other places, other parts of the country, and the women have really rallied together to really change things. And it just, you know, last night, I was really hoping that like town of Amherst, town of Cheektowaga, the women would step up and say, okay, we've got a guy who's clearly, you know, he's abused women. He's threatened a process server, a female process server that he's going to shoot her. And then the cops are showing up. I mean, well, I would think the moms would say, and it's amazing to me, I'm watching his speech last night, I'm thinking all these hypocrite Democrats, they're all, oh, believe the women, believe the women, unless it's a Democrat that can shove the left -wing agenda down your throat, then we don't believe them. So here's my take, two points I want to make. You know, talking about the women vote, I had a phone call the other week and somebody, it was actually Stephon, and he said, do you know a strong woman leader in Western New York who could do calls for Chrissy? And I was like, no, do you? I don't know any woman. There is no strong woman. I said, what about Lynn Dixon? They already had her. And I had thought about it. Mike, you probably remember a few years ago, I came to visit you. I wanted to start a women's group, but the coalition took off. And you know, if there's any women out there, women who would like to start a women's group, I'll help. I mean, I can't run it, but I'll help to get strong women elected. But there isn't. And then you have Moms for Liberty here in Erie County, but for some reason, the GOP will not unite with the grassroots organizations. Moms for Liberty have been phenomenal across the nation because the establishment has partnered with them. I don't know why they won't do it here. I don't get it. And if you would just unite, and it's the same issue with the conservatives and the Republicans, it's no secret we are outnumbered by Democrats. And so what happens with the conservatives and the Republicans who should be working together? The Republicans try to take over the legislature seat that was supposed to be conservative. You know, it was supposed to go to Lindsay Larrigo and they fought it with Jim Malcheski. I like Jim Malcheski and Lindsay Larrigo. They're both great people, but the GOP spent so much money on that primary that they had nothing to give to Chrissy to get her name out during this election because nobody knew who Chrissy was. And then they tried to do a party takeover in Evans where they switched a bunch of Democrats to conservatives, the GOP there did, to try to take over that party. And Ralph Larrigo did a lawsuit and the lawsuit is not finished yet, but the GOP candidate lost miserably. So they're focusing on things that should be uniting us, but they're dividing us instead of uniting. Look at West Connecticut and Lancaster. Those towns won amazingly for their town boards because the conservative committees and the Republican committees there are united and they work together. And I don't understand what the whole issue was with the Republicans trying to take out the conservatives this summer. It was baffling to me. So instead of focusing on Mark polling cars, you're gonna try to take a legacy away from a conservative candidate that it was already in the bag for them. You're gonna focus on a fight that was already a constitutionally minded candidate that was in there. It was a given, what a waste of resources and what a waste of time. That's a shame. Yeah, that's a shame. Absolutely. Well, the financial guys are here to help. I'd like to get you on the radio as well. We'll find that, hopefully we can find a strong female. That's what we need. You need the female vote. I mean, last night, the female vote shows up because Mark had been called, accused of holding a woman, I don't know, hostage or whatever. I mean, holding against her will, but they didn't show up. And they're like, God, that's so frustrating. The last thing before I let you go, the frustrating part to me and folks like Ron is we're in the business community, right? And so we're constantly getting involved. We're constantly trying to do our part. And sometimes I feel guilty because I look at somebody like you and I'm like, oh, I feel like a slug. But yeah, like, oh man, I really do. But the business community, I am just at awe this morning that they didn't show up at all. I mean, at all. How many restaurants did Mark destroy during COVID? How many gyms did he destroy? Now, some of these folks were strong enough to make it through, but I'm gonna be honest with you. If I owned a restaurant, I am never forgetting that. Now, I might be a little bit different of an animal because his picture and Gal Bernstein's picture would be on the front door and there would be a message that says, hey, if you're these people and you're walking in, do not bother, right? I mean, that's where I would be. But I get it. Some of these folks say, well, you know, I don't wanna be that aggressive. Okay, could you send Christie a hundred bucks? Could you put a sign out front of the restaurant to say, hey, just saying, I mean, like, not one. Well, that was the fault of the GOP, that they don't know how to fundraise. They really don't. And like I said before, their fundraisers consisted of just their own committee members. The public doesn't want anything to do with the GOP because the GOP has alienated them. Now, Michael Crocker is a good guy. I've met him. I've worked with him. He's really good, but he's got a lot to fix from the previous leadership. And yeah, I wouldn't want that job. I know. I know. You know what? It's funny you said that because I was talking to Glenn about it and Glenn's like, oh, they needed this. The hardest part about that is so many people have left. When you look at, and I'll say for America, I think it's a great thing, right? I mean, Florida is gaining delegates. New York is losing delegates. Florida had a $21 billion surplus. New York is going to go bankrupt at some point. I don't know when, but the math doesn't work, right? You cannot have the, and the 25 % of people that have left, they're all the top taxpayers, right? They're the ones paying the bills. Mike, this all sounds racist. Stop. That's right. Math is racist. But I mean, that's, even if the people that leave and, you know, from clients and friends and family that are in these Southern states, they still care, but they got up and left. Oh yeah. I mean, it's just - Well, they're not voting, right? They're not participating. Even if voting, but like, even if they've sent a check, like you said to Chrissy, but that's just the whole thing. They're gone. They're gone. I know, but you have, for the people, and I guess maybe this is where my deficiency comes with this, is that I'm like occupying common sense, I guess, way too much. But how the hell do people, again, you look at this, this sobering statistics or drive around the area, what the hell is coming here? Nothing. What is leaving here? A lot. A lot. What is beneficial that is derived from low -T polling cars? Let's just go over the last five years, the scandemic. How many people were affected by that? And how many businesses were lost? How many people, again, how many people have been Vax injured? Because, well, I can't go to the Bills game or the Sabres game, but seriously, I'm gonna roll up my sleeve. You were able to see the playoffs wave, but now you got my old car died. Or, again, my employer's forcing me, because this shit bag in City Hall is following crime wave Kathy, or Andrew, I killed your grandmother, Cuomo. Then you take it further. How many people died in nursing homes alone? One of my best friend's sister died in a hospital alone. Why is that, you may ask? Oh, because she tested positive for the Wuhan sniffles. Yes, I know. And these stories are out there. Yeah, I know. And yet there is zero messaging. And this is from Chrissy. This is from the GOP. This is from any Republican candidate that you can absolutely, and again, voting aside, fundraising aside, but if you got that message out there, debt would resonate. You need money to do that. You do, which is fair. And you need lots of it. I said from day one, I said for Chrissy to win, she probably needs a million bucks. And I think that's a fair number. And I think she got a total of about 150 ,000 from the business community. She was well, well, well underfunded. And I don't know, I was down there last night, I don't know if you got a chance to see her speech last night, but you could tell she cared. There was a few conservatives are sending messages, oh, she can't cry. I'm like, bullshit, she can't cry. She can do whatever she wants to do. You have the stones to step up. Then I was able to see her in the hallway before I said, Chrissy, that she's like, oh man, I feel like a failure. I said, Chrissy, I said, there's a million people in this freaking town, a million people. Do you know who was the only one that stepped up against this piece of shit, Mark Poloncarz? You. So don't let anybody ever tell you that you shouldn't do what you wanna do. There are so many armchair quarterbacks that oh, I should have done this, should have done that. I'm like, Chrissy, you're the only one. Guess what? Mike Lomas could have ran. I could have ran. I could have signed up. I didn't. Now - I feel like I told you to.
Fresh update on "lindsay" discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"Today a taken woman to the hospital in critical condition after she was stabbed in Seattle's Rainier Valley neighborhood early this morning the attackers got away well it's a first in the effort to make flights more environmentally friendly ABC's Lionel Moi says the story it could be the future of eco -friendly travel a Virgin Atlantic 787 took off from London to New York powered by 100 % sustainable fuel it's all made from assess cooking oil animal fat and corn based kerosene Virgin Atlantic owner billionaire Richard Branson celebrating operating the green long haul flight Tuesday well today flight 100 is flying from London to New York on sustainable fuel and that's a first and very exciting the fuel cuts emissions but is still pricing costing nine times more than traditional jet fuel Lionel Moyes ABC News New York if you have an old gmail account through Google you better take action before Friday if you want it to stay alive Google is about to clean out the cobwebs covering this for the Washington Post Heather Kelly spoke with news radios Frank Lindsay Heather what exactly is Google doing to dormant gmail accounts so it is basically cleaning up Gmail's been around for extremely long time I'm old enough to remember when it started and there are a lot of accounts that nobody uses maybe they made them as a joke maybe they forgot their login maybe it was hacked so Google's going through these old accounts and they're trying to delete them specifically for security reasons if somebody can get into those they might be able to use it for spam or something along those lines is it costing Google any money to to let them Heather Dust I mean beyond the security concerns is there a financial component to this I mean there's probably a small out of money involved but I think the bigger issue for Google is going to be the security concerns security concerns which can also cost it money it can you know lose customers over these security issues so I think it's more that than storage of an old Gmail so if you want to save your old gmail accounts what do you need to do super easy you log in that's as it soon as you use that account it sort of resets this timer and Google goes oh this is an active account if you can't log into it that's where things get a little more complicated you're gonna have to go through a recovery process and and try and get back in there but also you you still have more time they're starting with accounts that were created once and never used again. And what is the timer how what how are they determining which you know how old they are and how long it has been before they start deleting accounts? So they're looking at anything that hasn't been accessed or used in any way for two years and specifically again anything that was created and not used so it was extremely kind of obviously an account that nobody's gonna miss too much it doesn't have a lot of memories and it doesn't have a lot of old emails. But over time they're going to start expanding that to to other things things that were used in the past. But they're gonna tell you they're gonna give you text messages if they can they're gonna send you emails to backup email accounts. It shouldn't come as a surprise if this happens to you. And speaking of backing things up what can you do to make sure you don't lose any data down the road? What kind of storage options are out there? I think the here secret and what this reminds us is that you should never just trust all of your data with it. With a for -profit company like that is a not good backup plan. So even if you do use your email accounts you can create backups of them. You can use a tool that Google has that's free it's called Google Takeout and you can create basically a file of all of your old emails. You can save it to an external hard drive, put it in a filing cabinet for your grandchildren to discover in 40 years, but always have a backup plan that isn't just, oh I'm going to let Google handle this for me. That's the Washington Post's Heather Kelly speaking with Northwest News Radio's Frank Lindsey. Billionaire Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett's business partner has died. He was 99 years old. We have more from Brian Shook. A press release from Berkshire Hathaway said Munger died peacefully Tuesday morning at a California hospital with Buffett saying in a statement that the company would not be what it is today without Charlie's inspiration, wisdom and participation. Munger was also a real estate attorney, chairman and publisher of the Daily Journal Corporation. His fortune was estimated to be over $2 billion. I'm Brian Shook. Continuing on the money theme now at 220, your Stockcharts .com money update and Wall closure Street numbers. Here's Jim Cieszko. Salesforce is out with fiscal third quarter results with a profit of $2 and 11 cents a share topping expectations. Revenue $8 .7 billion was right in line with estimates and up 11 % year over year. The cloud software vendor also raised its forecast for full year operating cash flow growth. Shares of Salesforce are up 7 % in extended trading in response. In today's regular action, it was a lackluster performance on Wall Street. 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A highlight from "Bitcoin's Purpose," SEC Hiring Woes, and Matt Hill with Start 9 - November 7th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. What's up? More is up. What's up? What's up? That's ridiculous. Mike Terence with OneR, Jordan Tomer, Peter. We've got Jacob on the Pacific Bitcoin handle. However, he's doing best producer game things. He's doing, yeah, he's doing things. We've got Neil Jacobs on the Swan handle. Good morning to all you guys. Good morning, Mickey Koss. Good morning, and shout out to Lindsay Koss in the audience. I am throwing you an invite, young lady. If you want to come up here, you're welcome to do so. No obligation. We won't embarrass you. I promise. She's awesome. She's had several articles now published. And is it Bitcoin magazine? I think it's Bitcoin magazine. Alex, we know you're old, but Lindsay's the mother of three children. I think calling her a young lady is a little inappropriate. It's a compliment. Kiss my ass. Most gals are young ladies to me. It just is what it is, bro. Because Alex is old. I'm just glad that over the weekend with the Bitcoin Veterans handle, we had a space that kind of seemed like we maybe broke Lindsay into the comfortability of getting into spaces and getting into talking. So hopefully she engages more often. It's nice to hear from her and Mickey at the same time. How was the profanity in the space? I don't know. So probably pretty normal for us. Yeah, I didn't notice anything. So I guess it's probably pretty bad. But we got Lindsay to throw up the fist at the end there. It was awesome. Made it worth it. Yeah, I've been trying to encourage Mike to do some relationship -oriented spaces. I'd rather not. People need it though, man. There's so many confused people out there. I'm not sure. Yeah, we would probably get us in trouble. Completely off topic from Bitcoin. Alright, let's come back to Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 471. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other 7 billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin today. We're going to be covering Bitcoin's purpose. is And this basically going to be opinions because nobody really gets to say what its purpose is. Satoshi had a white paper which states what Satoshi's purpose for Bitcoin is. But it's interesting how evolution and time and things like that. I mean, will Bitcoin change because of the people who continue to join it in concentric rings of adoption? I don't know. What do you think, Mike? I would say that Bitcoin does have a purpose in the sense that it provides an economic constant so you can accurately assess the economic viability and activity that's going on. It's like the analogy that I dropped in one of our recent episodes. The thing is episode 18 with regards to comparing it to if you were to constantly drift mercury into a thermometer and your AC is based on a thermometer. You're going to have an inaccurate reading. You're not going to understand why the system is not operating properly. So when you have something like Bitcoin that is not capable of being flippantly printed at the whims of whatever Federal Reserve governors or politicians want to do for government spending, you get a more accurate representation of what something is actually worth or what economic activity is actually doing.
Fresh "Lindsay" from News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
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A highlight from Rich, Successful, and Childless with Alex Berenson
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Fresh update on "lindsay" discussed on The Hair Radio Show with Kerry Hines
"Let me just say that at that time I Got inspired by the folks at Bronner brothers, which I'm shouting out the Bronner brothers folks I'm great friends with we're not brought her and all the people these days But when I started I didn't know them so I went to the Bronner brothers event down in Atlanta at that time and Had a chance I was so inspired by seeing so many amazing people of color if symbols great music blasting Are you a stylist? Barber nail tech or involved in personal care on any level are you good at what you do? 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I am giving a shout out to the hair radio morning show carry on You Did you know that the hair radio show with carry Heinz is the longest-running radio broadcast on hair and beauty talk in the world It's a broadcasting hair industry Institution see a live guest on air and join our long list of amazing celebrities and hair and beauty industry Luminaries who've all been on our show give our office team a call at 833 402 8 8 8 2 again, that's 833 4 0 2 8 8 8 2 or visit us online at hair radio comm because you haven't made it Until you made it to hair radio And welcome back to the hair radio morning show Terry over to you All right, thank you Angela it is Wednesday morning November 29th of 2023 I'm Carrie has we are live mid show in our second hour Let me bring to the line my co-star you guys know her so well out of water valley, Mississippi The one and only queen of the morning miss Nicole Marie My pleasure Doing great doing great mid week mid show and Good stuff. I've been really working hard on today's broadcast. It's been an incredible experience Yeah, lots of there's so many folks we've had on I don't even know where to begin We played a little bit of this and a little bit of that Yeah, really good wonderful I Think so, too. I think so too for all of you guys out there. Welcome to the broadcast Officially, you've been listening in the last hour We're now in our middle hour as you guys know, we're off from 6 to 9 a.m. Eastern 5 to 8 a.m Central time zone and I'm Carrie high in Brooklyn. And as I said Brooklyn, New York and Nicole Marie down and what about Just want to catch folks up Nicole Marie. It is so good Yes, I have been playing some clips from the natural hair fest is then that was Oh It was just awesome and so many lovely folks. We kind of started the broadcast. I think we had on dr. Courtney ray crush Courtney ray is a psychologist in the northern New Jersey area. Yes. She's just outstanding And I'm hoping that we can get her here on a regular basis, so we'll keep That's what my Because I don't know if you heard what she was talking about. She was really going in about natural hair Yeah, mental mental illness Mental illness Yeah, she really was Absolutely and you it permeated our society it's probably it's always been there but I think it's been exacerbated in recent times as you guys know you feeling it and So this is something we want her to elaborate on and if you guys I'll get it back on in a little bit so that way you can kind of hear what she had to say because I think it was of importance and We'll get her done. Yeah, we'll get her on and and like I said, we'll try to get her here on a regular basis I would today Yeah, am I right, I mean that's that's you that it's relevant It certainly is for so long. It was something kind of boo that you didn't talk about You know kind of a shame to step up and talk about it, but it's real. It's reality especially in the black community The heat stigma, you know that was all around it. So yes, you're absolutely right So I'm I'm gonna make some calls today after we wrap up at 9 a.m This morning and see what we can do because I think that will certainly add to the conversation And right now I'm adding to the conversation Just some amazing folks that have dropped by and thinking of dropping by at 8 a.m Eastern time today We should have some guests on From the show. We're looking for Mark to come back, but we also have some surprises in store as well as some more amazing Interviews that we were able to get done over the weekend And and also live again, so it's a big big Big uh celebration for natural hair fed. We're going to be doing this today and tomorrow So we're going to be kind of we have so much to cover on this. It was really huge and I loved it I thought it was just fabulous So sounds like yeah, I love the live show Yeah I love the live shows and also let me shout out to my other live folks live show folks the international beauty show in New york city, they're in manhattan once a year So this upcoming event will be the third fourth and fifth of 2024. That's their next show Yeah, so i'm looking forward to it. Yeah, we gotta go nicole marie. We've got a wonderful Yeah, I so enjoyed it this year Oh, yes, wonderful event. So so excited. We gotta get out there It was lovely. It really was everybody anybody Uh, that's the oldest live hair and beauty show in the country So, I mean they've been out there for a very very very long time And i've been to so many shows of theirs so Yeah, so a lot of their shows so we'll be kind of looking back at some of those Times and talking about some of the times that i've been there with when i'm behind the scenes at ips and i've chatted with Uh pretty much every director for the last 10 years on this broadcast So there's we we we're just uh head and shoulders above that's it Yeah above the other folks we really are nicole marie, I mean to be quite honest I think we're a chronology each day. We're on all the time. We are You know, you can kind of listen to us and get a feel, uh for what's going on in the hair and beauty of course But also what's going on in the world Yeah, and uh, what is you know, what's what's a bit of all of it? Uh a little bit of you say a little bit all of that yes everything yes everything going on We're everywhere on every platform Oh, yes, this is true and that's growing as well So I just want to say big stuff ahead. We have some huge things going on right now And um, i'm super excited about it. So, you know And also mark i'm looking at what he'll do so hopefully he'll be here in the next hour We'll get him on to talk about the event and what's coming up for 2024. You don't want to miss that conversation Awesome stuff Uh, yeah, but really been killing it. Um, also just want to kind of talk a little bit about Um The hair radio whatever we're talking about hair radio, of course, uh apple magazine. We gotta get in talk of am Uh the new issue which I have not disclosed a whole bunch about but will be in january Um, so we're kind of picking up where we left off with some conversations about the new year, of course I want to talk still about families and things of that nature as well as you know resolutions and um goal setting and You know keeping positive into the gear some of the things I want to talk to dr Courtney about so we're going to see um, we can get her on uh again as well But like I said, we'll play a little clip of her and maybe i'll do that coming up Uh a little later this morning. Well right after we rest So our host chat, um, so yeah, i'm just uh Just excited just so many things and like I said epilogue magazine, uh, we're gonna have a lot of new stuff in there Uh things that you have not seen before New articles, uh, we have a lot of stuff. We've been kind of ramping up and You know, there's always so much information getting everything to add. Yeah, but you know what i'm waiting for I'm waiting for the cover the cover You yeah, yeah now what did you like about the covers what uh, what what what inspires you about the cover? the covers are always Different carrie and when I say different, it's not the norm that you just you know See on a cover like if you look up the at the news saying it's always something that kind of jumps out at you that is just so different so colorful so Just just kind of Oh, it's so hard to explain It's just they're different Something that you do not see And i'm always so excited to see okay, what what's going to be next what's the next cover I love it. Well, thank you Me too, um, you know and we're going to continue with that Uh, I really am we're going to continue with what folks have what they really like and and and you know Are thinking about what's all that? on tv network As always is rolling on it's on right now And uh, we'll be kind of exploring a whole bunch with that. We'll be talking about that in weeks to come With new content a whole bunch of regular things and new things and Also allocating shows to people and so much stuff So kind of you know pay attention it when you tune into the hair radio morning show each day You will know what's going on in the industry in black hair So really, you know, check this out everything from hair and beauty tips to Trending what's trending and what's next? Um, so right, it's all right, whatever you need to know is right here Exactly what amazing folks Um, so no problem We also got a lot of stuff going on So much to get to this morning and again in the next hour We're going to be uh doing a whole bunch with the natural hair facts 2023 that was this recent weekend I'm out in brooklyn new york, of course in my backyard essentially So really nice. This really was only about uh, 30 minutes from my house Okay, very very excited 30 minutes from our studio space here Really really cool. So Uh nakoma, we're gonna take a moment to talk about some news Uh, you know right here. So listen folks if you're just joining us, let me just catch everybody up. We always have to do that On the radio morning show, uh, it's wednesday morning november 29th, 2023. We're live It's about 7 16 if you're on the east coast 6 16 if you're out in the central time zone Again, our show number for those who are keeping track 925 Can you believe that? And each show is three hours Yeah, so that that puts us way ahead of anybody out there We started this genre back in 1995 And that's just in the last several years of this morning edition that we've gotten to nine hundred shows So really good stuff. Oh, that's amazing Right, is that not amazing? So Lots of celebrations to come, you know, so i'm loving it and we're always celebrating We do we do now what's one of your favorite moments You know, if you can you've been on the show for a while mccoll marie my goodness I have a lot of favorite moments, but I have to say my first interview That was that what was your first interview that was with none other than mr. Wayne smith Oh our former mayor down in new jersey Yeah Wow, wayne is is a now that's a heavy hitter and that's I gave you wayne Oh my gosh, wow, well you knocked it out of the box apparently because wayne has never forgotten you So really good. I appreciate that Yes, and we're going to shout out wayne this morning I do need to bring him back to the show to talk about some of the things that we mentioned news There's so much going on with politics. It looks like that george santos fella in new york for those of you who've been following Uh who's had a struggle with telling the truth apparently they've been trying to out him out of congress more than the struggle Yeah Well this time on top of everything else and so this uh should be today or so. We're going to hear more. We'll keep you guys informed Of course, um, you know, I don't know if you guys saw this but I was so moved by All the all the living first ladies Uh, you know into the funeral, uh, well the the you know, the enlightenment leader of course, uh miss rufflin carter Uh, so really and they brought in Jimmy carter and the money you just your heart just fell to the floor And you know, so I was very happy to see that You know that they could come together to honor her like that Yeah, it's just you know Yeah, just really really good stuff so, you know love moments like that it just pushes your heart It really does so Just wanted to say we you know, our hearts and and thoughts and prayers are with her Um gotta also give some musicians some uh, a little bit of praise real quick Dolly parton whose record I understand is at the top of the charts her rock star album at 77 Far really she is doing it And our own Chaka khan we opened up with her music this morning and been playing it throughout the show Uh, she's been invested into the rock and roll hall of fame today. So real excited. Wonderful. Um, good stuff. Yeah Before we forget we're having our tiny our here we go morning show tiny tree lighting on friday show Friday for sanding friday, we'll be lighting our tree talking about playing some christmas We're always doing something here on the broadcast So nicole marie, yes speaking of on the broadcast and inspiration You are always always on point with you know Just kind of bringing us up to speed and just giving us that little touch each day That just kind of really propels us forward and so I just love it when you do Get the hope of the day kind of just really letting us know what we have to do to kind of push forward And so I kind of like today. Yeah, so All right. Yeah, I want you to kind of take a moment and kind of tell folks As well a lot of the people that we deal with what exactly is hope of the day So we're going to take a listen and then we'll ask you for what's going on today. Well, first of all Hope is important to each and every one of us because it gives our lives meaning It's that belief that our future can be better than our past So no matter what we may have been through going through going to go through there's always hope Just that positive expectation That change can and will occur in all of our lives So every day I share an inspirational way from a book By patrick lindsay and it's called high. Hope Oh, yeah, I have to say I love your intro for hope of the day. So what do you have? For today The hope for this wednesday is diffused When faced with a major problem talk it over with someone you trust Make sure you identify it accurately Try to contain your emotional reaction Stay in the present when responding to it Do don't let it grow out of proportion to you Oh nicole marie, that just sounds like you want to stay in control Like really, you know, just yeah watch your behavior not over reactionary That don't be over Whatever the problem is stick with the problem focus on the product Well, that's the only way to resolve it. It's what I think patrick lindsay is really saying right nicole Yeah, well one quick question. So what what how do you choose these incredible, uh, hopes of the days And talks, you know little clips that you share with us each day. What what is the impetus behind what you decide to share Well carrie I have so many inspirational Books I read so many different things and I just happened to Find high hopes that was on my bookshelf one of my books that I have and Going through patrick lindsay's book I just look for the inspirational just Moments that I feel like will impact everyone That will have an impact on everyone there's just that boost of encouragement that Any and everyone can use each day just to keep going Just for that inspiration to hold on to keep going no matter what's going on in anyone's life Hold on to hope So very very critical and important Because change always does occur So And there's nothing we can do about it but change exactly exactly what but hold on to hope I think that's the takeaway today. Hold on to hope i'm gonna write that on down Listen I just love it. So this is really cool and speaking of inspiration We have kind of like a partner to this wonderful update on the business side We do a little clip, uh each day with our how to get rich in the hair business book So really really cool that's out there on all kinds of platforms. We'll talk a little bit more about that as well But nicole marie, we're going to take a little bit of a music break. We've been talking about shaka Oh, yeah some of her latest stuff. This is also one of my favorite classic songs from shaka And again, she's now uh in the rock and roll hall of things she's so deserving good grief yes, I mean way over Yeah Yeah, we're so happy for her and when we come back we've got more from the natural hair fest this past weekend Plus, uh in the next hour, we've got some live folks joining us and you haven't heard what's next so say what this And here is more shaka live in me my favorite Montgomery great job this morning Oh Your It all And let's get down My Life Right To heaven, heaven to the day And super lovin' Hey, go on, let's go away Baby, baby See me, baby Come in my mind Feel me in all the same desire I'm saving you I'm saving you Give me the love I need Baby, baby Come in my mind Feel me in all the same desire I'm saving you I'm saving you Give me the love I need Baby, baby Come in my mind Feel me in all the same desire I'm saving you I'm saving you Give me the love I need Baby, baby Come in my mind Feel me in all the same desire I'm saving you I'm saving you I'm saving you Give me the love Come in my mind We're gonna meet right here on our broadcast.
A highlight from Lynn Public Library (Hodge Podge) Book Event
"What's happening everybody, it's Kira and Ben and we're at another live show to talk about Ben's book, HodgePodge. This time we are here in Lynn where Ben is from. So Ben, tell us a little bit about growing up and your experiences and your life here. So many of you probably heard of Lynn from the poem, Lynn, Lynn the city of Sydney, never grew up the way you went in and there's a bunch more to that but it's inappropriate so I won't say it. Growing up in Lynn was for me different because I grew up in a middle -class family. We weren't technically poor but we weren't technically rich. It's a very diverse city so I was lucky enough to grow up with black friends, Latino friends and that was something I've always thought was good because it made me appreciate other people's cultures more. The one thing I will say that I did have the unfortunate situation of growing up during the and 80s the 70s where they were like, the Russians are attacking, get under the desk and my name is Brunisław Wozniak so you can imagine what the kids were like to me. They're like, your people stink and I'm like, I'm Polish, I'm not Russian. So that was kind of rough but I mean, Lynn gets a bad rap. There's a lot of good things about Lynn and that's why I put them into the book. There's a lot of history here like we were one of the first night games for baseball. We had a lot of good stuff going on. Over time, hopefully people will realize that we're not a sin city and we do have some quality people in it. That's awesome. Thank you so much. That's so exciting. Alright and now we're here with Lindsay who's at the head of adult circulation here at the Lynn Library. Lindsay, thank you so much for hosting us and having us today. How did you get into library sciences and what makes you passionate about books? So I don't actually have a degree in library science. As the head of the adult department, the city of Lynn just designates I have to have a bachelor's degree to hold a librarian position here at the library. But it was back about, so I've been here for almost 11 years. Few years back, well 11 years ago, I was just looking for another job and I came across the city had the job for a library associate. So I started off as a library associate here and then worked my way up. I went back to school, got my bachelor's degree while I was here at the library and was able to be promoted to librarian as the head of the adult circulation department. That's very exciting. It sounds like it's something you're passionate about. Now are you from Lynn or Massachusetts originally? I'm from Lynn for the most part. When I was born, my parents lived in Revere but we moved here within four years of that. So I've been here since then. I did live in Florida for four years but I've been in Lynn the rest of the time. That's awesome. Do you have any favorite stories about Lynn or any monuments or places that really hold a special place in your heart around here? Well obviously the library. When we were little, we would come here often. I would walk around and pretend it was my castle because it's such an old, beautiful building and then when we got a personal computer, we honestly stopped coming to the library as often as we did when I was very young. So it had been some time but when I applied for the job, I think it had been the first time I had been back here in a long time but I had grown in appreciation for architecture over that time. So when I came in, it was like seeing it in a different light as an adult and just having an appreciation for the building. I really like Victorian architecture which Lynn has a lot of. Unfortunately, we haven't retained as much colonial architecture because fires and things like that over the years. So Salem is very fortunate they have that but Lynn does have a lot of Victorian and even more modern era type architecture. So the library is an excellent example. It was built in 1900 so it's been around for 123 years now. I would say out of anything that sticks out to me, obviously, here at the library because I work here. Obviously. And that's so cool. I had no idea the history of this library. So being around for 123, oh my goodness, that's such a long time. Looking around, it still looks very well restored. Do you work on it? No, you wouldn't be in charge of any of the restoration or things like that, right? No, there hasn't been a lot of restoration or anything while I've been here. Obviously, there's updates to the building. Electricity was added at some point in time. It was gas light fixtures previous to that. But you can also see things like we have limited electricity available like in this room we're in right now. There's literally one or two. We have one hanging down from an extension cord, electrical outlets. So the building itself was beautiful. Obviously, it wasn't built for modern time and we do run into some snags here and there when it comes to updating it to be more modern. We're lucky we're able to get Wi -Fi throughout the building but it was a challenge maneuvering that when it was first a thing just because you have to figure out the best placement in order to get the best signal throughout the entire building that's made out of limestone. So the building is beautiful and I love it and whatever they can do to preserve it, I'm all in favor of but it also has its limitations and challenges because of its age. Of course now is this considered a historical site or a historical building? So do you have to go through those channels like through this town? Yes, it is a designated historical site. The thing is that like you'll notice like the lighting that all stuff was things that was done in like probably the 70s, 80s, 90s. I don't know exactly when it was designated historical site off the top of my head but maybe those weren't things that might fall under what you might need to do like now as part of that. I also don't know like what the parameters of that are necessarily but they haven't been any major updates since I've been here so I haven't been through that process. Very cool. So what made you passionate about like books and reading and really like attracted you to the library besides the architecture? So I hate to say this, I'm not much of a reader. I do read. I actually facilitate the Movie Night Book Club. So it's a book club that compares books that were adapted into movies. So we talk about the book, we talk about the movie, we talk about the differences, the dislikes and likes between the two of them, changes that were necessary or completely unnecessary. So that's gotten me reading a lot more I will admit but what attracted me to library works I'm very organized and detail oriented which is definitely something you have to do in order to keep things in order. So that's more what drew me to library work I guess more my organizational side. That's awesome. So what is some of like the better books and movies that you've seen lately? That sounds like such a fun and interesting club. So I'll give you the best and the worst starting with the worst, Forrest Gump. Forrest Gump is an excellent movie, it is a very strange book. It is nothing like the book and the movie are nothing alike. The entire club pretty much agreed on that. We had a lot to talk about because we all really disliked the book whereas you weren't expecting that because the movie is such like a classic timeless type movie. Probably the best is The Color Purple is an excellent adaptation from the book to the movie and we had a really great discussion and it's such a classic. It's definitely different but it was a great adaptation so best and worst. That's so exciting. Now are you guys going to travel like as a group to go see the new Color Purple that they are doing that's coming out in December? I don't have plans for that. At first when I heard it I was like how are you going to redo such a wonderful classic and then I'm like I've seen previous one and I'm like oh it doesn't look too bad. So I would definitely encourage the group to go and see it but we don't have any plans as of now to do it together as a group. That's awesome though. Well thank you so much for sitting down with us and talking to us and again thank you so much for having us today. Are you going to stay and listen for a little bit? I do have to do some work at my desk but I hope everybody else stays and has a wonderful time. Thank you, thank you. Well like we have said we are so happy to be here at the Lynn Library and back to our book Hodgepodge. Ben can you tell us about one of your favorite sites here and what inspired one of your favorite stories in the book? So one of the most beautiful sites here in Lynn is probably the view from High Rock Tower. If you go up there and you look out across you can see Boston and as a kid I mean in Lynn people don't think of beauty so like we grew up in the streets and we do what kids in the streets do. We run around we cause havoc and we just have a blast you know but you don't really think of beauty. So when you go up to the High Rock Tower and you look out and you actually get your breath taken away by just the awe -inspiring view I mean for a kid growing up like you know in this area it's something that really touches your heart cause you're like wow you know there's a whole new world out there besides you know being on the streets so that was kind of inspirational for me and then Egg Rock being at Egg Rock and like looking out at you know not Egg Rock Red Rock and looking out at Egg Rock and stuff like that I mean like I said there's so much beautiful things here in Lynn and it's just overlooked because of all the different poems and negativity that's thrown out about this city but if you actually look deep down inside there's a pearl in the oyster there is a pearl in the oyster and you know you just gotta really look. Absolutely and I think you could say that for like a lot of cities especially in Massachusetts but you found it and I think you really did highlight it in your stories off recording we were talking a little bit about the story of Steve into May and how you're doing a prequel to that do you want to speak on that or are we trying to keep it like a secret? No it's fine so there's two stories in the beginning of the book A Common Christmas and Cold Hard Truth and you know I threw them together and when I did I didn't think the response was going to be as good as it was to it when people read the stories they liked the banter between the two characters I didn't think that was going to be the stories that people would flock to so I was kind of like shocked at that it was kind of cool that they did so they were asking me like you know what we want more and I was like well I don't really have more but then like I was like all right well I'll try and come up with some stuff so I started thinking about stuff and I was like all right I can put this in there that in there I got a story I can put together so I was like I can do that and then I'm looking at different ideas for like the fantasy aspect of what I did I'm looking at that and then I have a book a story in there called The Weezer about this serial killer that has asthma and I'd like to finish her story I thought that was pretty funny it's a little comedy but there's a lot I want to do hopefully I have the time to do it I am kind of old but you know I'm hoping that I can get some stuff done. Awesome well there it sounds like we have a lot to look forward to in the future.
Fresh update on "lindsay" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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A highlight from Macro, SBF Trial, and Is Mark Zuckerberg a Bitcoiner? with Alex Stanczyk, Wicked, Joe Carlasare, and More - October 12th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Wow, Twitter has been really weird for me this morning. It's doing some odd things. So anyway, good morning. Good morning, Peter. Tomer and Mickey. I want to wick it out in the audience. Why are you in the audience, Apple? Throwing you an invite. Jacob, all the UK Bitcoiners, Lindsay out, shout out to Lindsay, met Lindsay in person for the first time at the party at Pacific Bitcoin. She's pretty cool. She's aight. Becoming a toxic maxi now. Is she? Fantastic. Yeah, dude, it's really cool. So I have some breaking news, if you want to hear it. Yeah, let's hear it. We're Peter adopting as our local grandfather, and he's going to come visit us on Sunday. He's going to grant your children to be grumpy bastards. You know, it's funny you should say that, Alex, because I did tell Mickey that I was going to teach his youngest how to swear. All right. Let's go. Morning, Terrence. Terrence with two R's and Terrence with one R to both of you. Good morning. Morning, dude. Shout out to Joe Carla. Sorry. I'm glad Mickey laughed. It felt awkward when I was the only one laughing at that. Laughing at what, Shelley? Shelley might be delayed. Shout out to Joe. Joe, I don't know what you've been doing lately. We miss you up here. You must be very busy. All right. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 53. Shout outs to Alon Fountain and Noster Nests and to us over there, our mission for this show. Let the signal in a sea of noise. Teach the other 7 billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bread owners future. We call Bitcoin. We've got a bunch of topics today. Scalability of digital theory systems, new stuff being revealed in the Alameda FTX court process. New stuff from Fidelity, new stuff from JP Morgan. It's a time. First up, we have David Marcus, who I believe is the CEO of LightSpark. David used to be, was it PayPal or was it Meta, aka Facebook? Does anybody know? I think it was PayPal. PayPal, then Meta. He was working on Libra as well. Yeah, it was, yeah. PayPal and Meta. Yeah, he went to Meta to do the Libra coin for Zuckerberg, which is kind of interesting because that was after the Winklevii did their Gemini. Yeah, that was a crazy time. I remember that. Like if you rewind the clock, I'm trying to remember how long ago that was, but I can recall when Zuck was dragged up before Congress. in To testify regards to Libra. And I watched the process. I watched the testimony. And the thing that I remember taking away from that experience was that the faces and the body language of the people that were debriefing him, they were terrified. It was the first time that those people woke up to the idea that the US dollar might lose supremacy and that this digital stuff might be a thing because Facebook was huge. I don't remember how many people they had, subscribers or whatever at the time, but it was a lot. It was like they were like a country in terms of population size. Tomer? They were huge. And they also, it wasn't just Facebook. Facebook was leading this consortium that included Visa and PayPal and JP Morgan. It was like the who's who of financial services companies and brands. I think Coca -Cola was on and I may be misstating, but it was just every brand in the world was like, we're getting together and we're launching this basket of currencies so that people can pay online. Of course, you'd never saw the light of day.
Nicole Marie's Hope of the Day: Look Pressure in the Eye!
"All of our fans what hope of the day is all about please take it away Nicole Marie Thank You Carrie well first of all hope is important to each and every one of us because it gives our lives meaning it's that belief that our future can be better than our past so no matter what we may have been through going through going to go through there's always hope just that positive expectation that change can and will occur in all of our lives so every day I share an inspirational way from a book by Patrick Lindsay and it's called high hope so I want to share the hope of this Tuesday for all of the fans of the hair radio morning show and it is look pressure in the eye try to take out the emotion view the situation dispassionately for what it is look for ways to ease the pressure set paths break them into manageable segments that way your vision will be clear and that is our hope of the day for this Tuesday a clear matching you carry you well can't ask for anything better than that you can actually and so yes because I've got to say for me I start immediately thinking about how to make my own vision clearer that's right yes and with that I think that's just hit it on the head with high hopes I really do but Nicole what about yourself what are your thoughts on all well I totally agree that you look pressure head on look it in the eye whatever task you set for yourself you have to keep going and so you're going to have ups you're going to have down but you don't give up you keep going when you break your path into manageable segments or pieces then that makes it more manageable for you it takes some of the pressure off of you and it just helps you be able to accomplish things and keep it moving that's what it's all about I gotta tell you I know that that's what it does and I know that that's what we should do but I think some folks have a hard time with that Nicole Marie I do and I think people get overwhelmed because they don't do that yeah thank you oh now that's a good
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. Talking to James Lindsay. You can follow him on Twitter at Conceptual James. I think you're just referring to now. You actually are quoting long passages from Hitler's Mein Kampf. We actually just took the entire 12th chapter and rewrote it. We just retooled it so that it was not about Nazis anymore and being angry at Jews and retooled it to where it was intersectional feminists mad at other kinds of feminists who are selling women out, choice feminists as we were particularly targeting them. Choice feminism is the idea that if a woman is free to make her own choices and lives her life that way, then that's feminist inherently. We went after the idea that women can make free choices and said that no, they have to be marching in lockstep with intersectional solidarity. But we literally just took the chapter 12 out of Hitler's Mein Kampf and rewrote it. It was Hitler's ethos, Hitler's vibe, not Hitler's exact words because plagiarism checkers would have disqualified us. We had to jumble the words up a little bit. Other than that, we didn't want to get disqualified on an easy technicality. But other than that, it's the exact vibe of Hitler just applied to intersectional feminism, thus kind of making Rush Limbaugh write about feminazis. And you got that one published? That one was accepted for publication by a feminist social work journal called Ophelia.
The Shape of the Madness With Dr. James Lindsay
"Back, folks, talking to James Lindsay. You can follow him on Twitter at Conceptual James. He's written many books on the subjects we're discussing right now. He is the founder of New Discourses, which is an actual journal that actually writes real things about real things. I was just talking about the kind of shape of the madness, that what we're dealing with, we can go back to the French Revolution, but it seems always to be the same. It's utopianist. It's ultimately, I guess, devolves into a madness, into a kind of a febrile madness of violence. And then it spins itself. And has been promoted in academic circles for over way roughly 200 years, I guess. But how did it even find its way? Where did Rousseau get it from? Did he get it from someplace or does it just come from his brow fully formed? I don't think it came from his brow fully formed. I don't think he's that smart. But ultimately, there was a current. And so what we're not naming is we're not naming the name of this thing. This isn't just back to Rousseau. And to get biblical with you, it's back to the serpent in Genesis. What we're not naming is Gnosticism. The reason it ends up in a febrile madness is this is, like you said, the belief, in fact, that we can be as gods, or in fact, that we actually are already as gods who have had imposed upon us that we've forgotten that.
A highlight from Dr. James Lindsay (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the Airways, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Right now, I want to briefly interview our friend Robert Netsley. This is something I don't know. I get so excited about how it's possible to change the world with where our money is invested. I'll be talking about it. But there's an action point. You have to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. I'm going to repeat this over and over. I want everyone on this program to do it. It is free. It is free. And it is very, very important. We need to get activated, folks. We need to bust out of the inertia. And we need to get activated. And so, where your money is, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the action point. But let me play my interview with Robert Netsley. Folks, you know that when I find the solution to a problem, I get very excited. If you've been listening to this program for a while, you know that I talk about people of faith being active in their communities, in how they spend their money, in how they vote, in every way. And one of the things that got me really excited when I discovered Robert Netsley, he's with Inspire Investing, he is helping people do something, which I guess we can talk about it, is even better than just spending your money in good places and not spending your money in bad places. But where is your money invested? Is it invested in companies that share your values? Is your money invested in companies that are working against your values, and I would say against God's values? And so, we bring him on now. Robert Netsley, welcome back. It's a pleasure to be here, Eric. As always, thanks for having me. I get excited every time I talk to you just because there's a solution, because this is the kind of thing that I would want to dream up. I would say, can't somebody figure out a way, when we talk about all the money that's out there, people of faith in America. What's that? No, I wasn't saying anything. Yeah, people of faith in America have a lot of money. It's not just they spend a lot of money, but they have a lot of money invested in retirement funds, whatever. And a lot of that, as I've learned in talking to you, is with companies that are really bad, that are really woke, that are working against everything we believe in. So, then the question is, how do I figure that out? How do I get my money out of those places? And you have come up with a solution, and I should tell people, I'll repeat it again and again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. That's the website, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. If people go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, Robert Netsley, what will they find there? How have you solved this problem? Well, they'll find an offer that our staff has done for, I don't know how many, countless of thousands of investors around the country, around the world. And we're making a special offer here for your listeners is to just help you understand what you own. It's the first step. And so, my personal story, I was working at one of the big four Wall Street investment bank in their investment department. And long story short, just realized one day, here I am president of our local pro -life pregnancy center, and I own three stocks of companies manufacturing abortion drugs. So, every time a young lady goes across the street to plan a parent who has an abortion, I just made money on that transaction. I literally profited from that transaction. And then you go down the laundry list of all sorts of other things that are going on in the portfolio, LGBT activism, human trafficking, et cetera. And I'm investing in these businesses, I'm profiting from these businesses, and likely so are you. And I'm not here to be your moral police, that's not my position. But what we want to do is help people understand what it is that they're putting their money into. It's not just a mutual fund ticker symbol with some dollars attached. There are real companies doing real things, some of which are incredibly evil and immoral, and it would turn your stomach if you realized what the money is that they're putting into your pocket and what you're helping to fund. And basically, so this report will show you exactly down at the nitty gritty of on this date, this company gave this much money to Planned Parenthood, let's say, or what have you. And so that you can then be informed and then make informed decisions about how you want to invest your money, which we believe is God's money in a way that honors him, helps society thrive, stops undermining your deeply held values, the list goes on. So, that's God's mandate is this commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, strength. And the idea is that if you act like, well, that doesn't matter, everything matters. And it's only inertia, which is the devil owns inertia. When you don't do anything, the devil wins and his values win. So, here is an opportunity, folks, for you to take your money out of these companies or to even know where your money is invested. What is your money, which you're responsible for? It's God's money. Where, who's it helping? What are you invested in? So, if you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, I'll say it again, inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you can get a report. You can learn, this is free, obviously, Robert, this is free. Right. Yeah. Complimentary, totally complimentary. We're passionate about spreading a movement. There are millions of Christians and others around the world who are moving their money by the billions of dollars out of the woke investment firms that are doing everything they can to, frankly, ruin our cherished ways of life in many ways and just put it into investments that just are as equally wise and financially viable and everything else. They just happen to be in companies that are just doing their job. If they're making shoes, they're making shoes, not sponsoring abortion legislation or what have you. So, yeah, totally free. And man, I want to stress the size of the movement too. There is a movement of people. You're not alone. This is by God's grace, where we've been one of the fastest growing investment firms in the nation and the top three fastest growing investment firms in the nation for the past number of years. We're managing over $2 .3 billion and we're not the only firm here. We have colleagues that work labor alongside. This is a movement and you get to be a part of that. If you go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric, you figure out how easy it is to just be intentional instead of conforming to Wall Street recommendations for your life, which might not be in your best interest. So, please consider that. Ladies and gentlemen, look, this is game changing stuff. I want to be really clear. This is game changing stuff. If everybody listening to this program would do this and you would take your money out of the funds that are doing evil things, it is a game changer in America because not only are you defunding these companies from doing bad things, but you're giving companies an incentive to do the right thing. You're saying, you know what, we better be careful. We shouldn't give our money to Planned Parenthood or to whatever evil things they're doing because you know what, there's going to be pushback. We're going to lose people. People aren't going to invest in us. So, I'm asking you to go to inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. It is free, folks. It is free. Please do this. Resist the inertia. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Inspireadvisors .com slash Eric. Check it out. Hey, folks, you've all helped support MyPillow and their employees in these tough economic times. Mike Lindell knows this and continues to give back to listeners with deals on his most popular products. You've heard me recently speak about the My Slippers, the Giza Sheets, MyPillow 2 .0, and more. For a limited time, the MyPillow six -pack bath towel set is back in stock. Take it from me, these towels are highly recommended. They're luxuriously soft and super absorbent, meaning they actually function like a towel should. 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Get answers as the Real Life Network televises the Pray Vote Stand Summit September 15th and 16th with former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis discussing what it'll take for America to get back to greatness, along with a host of conservative leaders like All -American swimmer Riley Gaines, US Senator Josh Hawley, Dr. Ben Carson, Pastor Jack Hibbs, and more. Go to RealLifeNetwork .com now to sign up for free. That's RealLifeNetwork .com. On the Real Life Network, the gospel is never censored by big tech or the government with faith -based content, family entertainment, and new shows released weekly. Watch on any device, anywhere, anytime. Don't miss Pray Vote Stand, a free online event with Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and other conservative leaders September 15th and 16th. Available at .com RealLifeNetwork or download the app and sign up for free. That's RealLifeNetwork .com. Check it out. Hey there, folks. Welcome back. As I think I promised you in the previous segment, today it's my privilege to introduce to you someone to whom I think you ought to have been introduced much earlier than now. His name is James Lindsay. Some of you will be familiar with him. He's tough to sum up, and those are my favorite kind of people because I aspire to be one of those kind of people. His bio says he's an American -born author, mathematician. You see, we've already taken a sharp left, and professional troublemaker. He's written many books on a range of subjects, religion, philosophy of science, postmodern theory. Two, he's a leading expert on critical race theory, which means, of course, that he rejects it utterly. He's written many books. Why don't we just get him on here? James Lindsay, welcome to the program. Hey, Eric. Great to see you. You don't sound too enthusiastic. You don't want to oversell. Now, listen. Yeah, it's morning. Listen, you. I know it's early where you are, but honestly, you are tough to sum up. For my audience that is not familiar with you, I know you through turning point events and other things and here and there, but how would you help somebody understand how you got to be doing what you're doing now, and you're an expert on critical race theory, and how did this start for you? Where did you grow up? Can we start there? Yeah, we can go all the way back. Actually, my family is from two different parts of New York State, but nowhere near the city, so I have roots, New York but we moved down to East Tennessee very early on in my life when I was five. I grew up primarily in East Tennessee, so I'm an Appalachian culturally, but with this parentage that made fun of Appalachian culture that didn't quite let it take full root. Difficult to sum up even from childhood, I suppose, but I grew up in East Tennessee. You're not part of a jug band, is that what you're trying to tell me? No, I'm not. I did learn at one point when I was a teenager to play the spoons, but that's been a while.
Dr. James Lindsay: Author, Mathematician & Renowned Troublemaker
"We continue our conversation with James Lindsay. I didn't say earlier, but you, James, are the founder of New Discourses, which is a journal, like an actual journal where maybe people would want to read what you write or what is written in New Discourses, and you've written a number of books. So this kind of blows up, and you and your colleagues become famous for having pulled off this brilliant hoax on the insane academic world, woke, super woke academic world. So the Wall Street Journal got involved. We cooperated with the journalist there pretty much from the beginning, and she ends up breaking the story in early October of 2018. The New York Times put it on the front page, believe it or not, on October 5th. They actually gave us, I have a copy still to this day, they gave us fair treatment. They didn't exactly give us a glowing review for a recommendation for what we had done, but they gave us quite fair treatment even in the New York Times, and it ended up blowing up all over the place. I think it made the print edition of newspapers around the world in over 400 or 500 places. Even the South China Daily had us with a photograph of us in their newspaper, which is from Shanghai, mainland China, and they had talked about this. So it really made worldwide headlines for about a month or so and ended up, we were on just about every show in the world, maybe except yours, just teasing you. But for a while, Joe Rogan had Peter and I on, and that got a ton of attention. We ended up doing media, media, media for like six, eight months, and that turned out to be interesting and fun, but as it is a bit of a distraction. Peter had another project he was working on, so he kind of diverted, but Helen and I sat down and decided we needed to tell the world what we learned doing this, but without pointing back to the thing itself. So we wrote a book that's got a lot of attention since that's called Cynical Theories, which outlines that there are deep postmodern theory roots to like, how did we do this? What did we understand? In the book, we never talk about this grievance studies, fake articles, hoax thing at all, but we talk about what we learned about what are the roots of gender studies, of critical race theory, of postcolonial theory. And we traced back, not the entire historical register, but back through the postmodern philosophers of Foucault and Derrida and Baudrillard and Lyotard and so
A highlight from Dr. James Lindsay (Encore continued)
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A highlight from SHAKEN without the EARTHQUAKE, ECG Podcast
"This is Doug Green and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller, and this is a special podcast for TR publications and the Cloud Communications Alliance, CCA, and we're going to be talking about Shaken Without the Earthquake, a really special podcast. I love that headline, Mark. What a great idea. We have with us Mark Lindsay at ECG. Mark, thank you for joining us today. I'm glad to. Thanks for having me on. So in case you guys haven't figured it out, we're really going to be talking about, of course, your Shaken, and we're going to get a little bit of an update on that and Mark's take on some things. Mark will be presenting at the CIP Forum's CIPNOC meeting coming up in September 12th to 14th in Herdon, Virginia. So everyone should try to make that or find out more about that. We're going to talk a little bit more about that in a second, but Mark, what is ECG? So we're a network engineering staffing company, so we provide technical staff for specific projects or to help boost the engineering teams and the product development teams, mostly at voice service providers and internet service providers. Some of our clients include UC players like Telogen IP, Blue IP, Segra, Lumen, and then some of the really larger ones like Vonage, AT &T T -Systems, which is also branded as Deutsche Telekom, and then some other big service providers. And we've been doing this for about 21 years now. We've been providing engineering services for really voice service providers primarily. Well, let's jump right into it because again, this is such a neat headline, Shaken Without the Earthquake. That's going to be your presentation at SIPNOC. I understand you've been actually doing some research on this. Tell us more about what you're talking about. Yeah, thanks. So I'm an engineer, and so I've got a lot of great relationships with the engineers at a lot of the top Starshaken service providers, the voice service providers and software companies. And everyone knows that there's a big need to control illegal robocalling, and part of that is Starshaken. In the US, Canada, it's mandated technology now, and as of just last month, July 2023, all the US service providers had to be using Starshaken in the SIP parts of their network. And so what we wanted to find out was if you wanted to protect your customers from illegal robocalling or nuisance calls, what's possible today? And with the technology that's now mandated by law, folks have had years to put it into place, what good is it? So the name of our research report, we're calling it Shaken Without the Earthquake, and it comes from this idea. If you wanted to use shaken technology to protect your customers, it's definitely possible that you could do it in the wrong way and do blocking that creates a substantial outage. So for example, on your podcast with Numerical, they talked about blocking that's done badly, and I love the way they talk about that. They do a really good job of explaining the risk of doing blocking when it's incorrect, blocking the wrong traffic or in the wrong way. The challenge is that it's incredibly difficult to actually test shaken stirred technology today to know what the impacts are gonna be. So we did some in -depth research with one of our clients, one of the largest voice service providers in the United States, analyzing data from hundreds of millions of calls placed this year. But then beyond just kind of the viewpoint of one service provider, we wanted to go past that. So we consulted with our colleagues at Microsoft working to work on the Teams product. We talked with some of the major shaken software providers, including New Star, part of TransUnion now, TransNexus and Sansei. So they really see a lot of traffic. They see hundreds of implementations. Between each of them, they see thousands. And this gave us insight and data and the wisdom of a lot of engineers and managers at the major service providers to try to get at this problem. How do you use the shaken data without doing it wrong, without creating an earthquake, meaning an outage in your networks? So Mark, with that research, what did you learn? Well, so the undisputed result is this. Every expert represents, that we talked to, they recommend against blocking calls based on the shaken available data today. So meaning the calls that come into your network that have shaken stirred data on them and in the identity header, that that data is not considered adequate to do blocking. A lot of folks recommend against it. And a lot of them, I can tell, they've been saying this a lot to their clients, to their colleagues and other managers, some of these large service providers, they have to make this case that you don't wanna start doing blocking based on the data that's available today. But this was actually a little surprising. And that's the reason that so many of my colleagues are having to basically sing the song, which is that everyone's expecting that stir -shaken data should be able to provide great information today. We finally got to the point where all the service providers in the US have it turned on. And so, but they're having to say though, well, wait, you have to hold off. You can't actually use it just yet. And these are some of the same companies who have the most benefit from successful deployment and use of stir -shaken. So we really should take their cautions very seriously because they're the ones who really are gonna be encouraging the proper use of stir -shaken. But they're saying, well, you don't wanna use it for blocking just yet. So this means that the nuisance in robocalling blocking is really still possible. So with the proper kind of analytics connected to the right kind of know your customer, with the right kind of registrations for legal robocalls, the things that you sign up for, the calls that you really wanna get, that kind of proper analytics with know your customer, with a proper kind of communication, that kind of thing makes blocking possible. But the experts and engineers that we work with say that the shake and stir data only contributes to part of that picture. Analytics that are based on the calls that are placed, their registration status, where they're calling from, caller IDs, how fast they're placing calls, things like that. Those factors are still super important and they're really the heart of the spam calling analytics today. Now, what else did you find? Well, so beyond that basic answer that everyone says, don't block on shake. And we found kind of a surprising picture on the current state of the enforcement and implementations today. Three important factors come to mind. One is that TDM networks are a major choke point. Now, everyone knows that TDM, which is a pre -internet protocol technology, is not capable on its own of passing through the identity information that's necessary for call authentication. But it's kind of surprising that so many of the high -tech PSD and gateway companies are really at the center of that limit. These are companies that have invested heavily in their TDM network over the past couple of decades, and those networks right now don't provide a major feature that's necessary for fighting robocalling. So that's kind of one surprise, is that those very companies that a lot of VoIP providers are depending on are not quite ready to provide really what's needed to fight robocalling here in 2023. Another thing that was kind of surprising was that when the info does arrive, when you're a service provider and you get the data inbound, the identity header inbound, that it's often misleading. And one of the major sources of that is third -party certificates. So this is when I'm a service provider, I send my call to another service provider, and they sign it with their certificate, and they sign it as if they're the originating service provider. So a little bit of a complicated story there, but basically they're signing with their own signature, their own certificate, as if they're the originator of the call. Well, everyone knows that identifying the real origin of the call, that's really the major value of Starshaken. What we want to know is we want to know who was the phone company who was responsible for this call and how it entered the network. But with third -party certificate use that we're seeing with a lot of the major PSTN gateway companies right now, we're not getting that information. We're getting something that's misleading. And there's a right way to do this, but third -party certificates are not the way to do this. And really a final interesting factor that was a big surprise, it kind of links back to some of their friends at Numerical are saying, which is that there are large -scale legal robo -callers that we really depend on, that we need. So they give the example, for example, of your school district calling or your airline calling or your credit card company calling to let you know something that's urgent, they need to get your attention right then. And if those calls get blocked or incorrectly marked, then it's bad for everybody involved. Well, the federal government of the United States is actually a major robo -caller. You can imagine the case of a national emergency that requires a quick mobilization and their ability to call their trained personnel is really pretty vital. But as of today, a substantial number of the calls that they're placing don't actually receive the full attestation allowing service providers to verify the source of the information. And so when you've got things like emergency management, that's actually at risk of having its calls blocked because of incorrect deployment or of application stir -shaking data, then you've got an issue that really does deserve a lot of care and work. Not to mention, of course, all of those everyday use cases, like when I need to make a purchase on my credit card and I need to be able to take that call. Those are the everyday cases. There are really important life and safety issues that we need to be thinking about and engineering around. So those were three of the big surprises that kind of came out of this research that we got from the different companies. All right, so Mark, what's your recommendation? What do you think service providers should do? Well, this gets to the heart of what ECG does. We give service providers temporary access to experts, engineers and my team and beyond that make their networks work more effective, efficient and compliant. So we're not legal staff at all. What we do is we help engineers deploy technology so that they are compliant and legal. But then they're also effective that they're fighting these problems and they're thinking all the way through. So we are happy to work with any of the technology providers like Numerical, like Neustar and C &C and TransNexus and all the other companies in this space. We're happy to make their technology work as effectively as possible in service provider networks. So that's our role is to work and help that be possible. So that's where I'm coming from. Basically, I don't really have a particular technology provider that I'm in love with. I'm in love with everybody. I want everyone's technology to work as well as possible. So one thing that we say to our service provider clients, voice service provider clients is that for non -compliance, the risks are actually pretty severe. So the FCC can kick you out of the swimming pool. They can say, hey, you can't place or receive any calls. They can disconnect you from the network by their orders. So that's different from fines, which used to be their only method of actually doing a penalty. Now they can actually tell all the companies that you connect to to stop carrying your phone calls. So that's one of the things. So it's critical for service provider leadership to know that their stir -shaken implementation is actually working. I think it's possible to set it up and not really know that it's working, but testing stir -shaken is actually an advanced skill. It's a developing art form, really. And so to do an audit, to confirm that your stir -shaken is working so that your calls are getting the best possible attestations and that information is getting conveyed, that's an important function for service provider leadership to consider and undertake. You want to know that your calls are being signed. You want to know that they're being signed as your company and not some third party company out there. And we're finding a lot of cases where service providers might be doing everything right, but then one step past their network, some of their good work is getting deleted and overwritten. So that kind of effort will pay dividends. That effort of getting that right will pay a lot of benefits your to allow calls to be delivered to their endpoint. Another thing we recommend is you really do need a way to protect your customers against spam calls, but without creating an outage when you do it. You don't want to create an earthquake by doing the right thing. So we would recommend your engineering team work on finding and implementing solutions that protect against the spam calling, that detect it. So reasonable quality analytics and then getting that integrated. You need ways to see how well it's working. So you don't just want to set it up and forget it. You want to be able to see that it's working and then you need some testing regime. So as you're making maintenance changes in your network, you know that it's continuing to function properly. The one of the challenges about spam is that unlike a spam email where you can go check your spam box, if you make a spam decision that blocks a call, that call is gone. And so there's no way to go look and see what was the content of that in the same way that you can go look at your spam email. So spam managing is a whole new frontier for voice service providers. And so we can help service providers to do that. But that's a key thing that service providers do need to take on and understand is a new obligation. And then kind of a final bit recommendation is if your calls are flowing through TDM only, PSTN gateway companies, then it's very possible that many of the calls placed from your network are going to go out to others and be labeled as spam likely. And that's not good for anybody. That means that your legitimate customers making, sometimes making hand dial calls, we're not even talking about robocalls, just ordinary calls from their business lines are gonna have, they're called mislabeled. So instead of seeing your caller ID name, you're gonna get, their recipients are gonna get some indicator that this is likely spam. In some cases, that call is not gonna be delivered. And so now we have kind of a corresponding problem to the email spam situation where suddenly a lot of emails were not deliverable anymore. We have, in some cases, difficulty getting calls through. We as an industry have difficulty getting calls through for the very same reasons that our friends at Numerical were talking about. They're basically being mislabeled. And this has a lot to do with the type of technology that's being used for delivery of the calls for the network. And that's a whole new thing that folks have never really had to think about. That's like suddenly having to think about what color your power cables are. You've just never really thought about like something that's buried inside the data center, what that is. Well now, the different kind of network connectivity for placing calls really does matter. And so we can help service providers work through evaluation and understanding how their calls are getting delivered.
A highlight from The Legend of James Lindsay: A Conversation at the Chapter Leadership Summit
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A highlight from The PERFECT Bitcoin Crash Strategy! (Ft. Mark Yusko)
"What's up, everybody? Good morning. Good afternoon. Good night. Welcome to the BitLab Academy Alpha Series here on BitBoy Crypto. We had a wonderful guest last week, Jordan Lindsay, talking about when the bull market truly starts and how we can make sure that we are in position so that we can dominate these markets instead of letting the markets dominate us. So hit that like button, hit that subscribe button, ding the bell, get involved here. And if you haven't yet, make sure to check out the BitLab Academy daily stream over at youtube .com forward slash at BitLab Academy. Join us in our community there. And all of you here in the BitSquad, thank you for tuning in and I cannot wait to introduce you to our guest, Mr. Marc Usko. So before we dive into our guests, make sure you hit that like button, hit that subscribe button, ding that bell. Make sure you can get involved with the community here before we do that. My name is Kelly Kellum, and I'm just honored that you could be here. So let's go ahead. Dive in with our guests. How are you doing, Mr. Marc Usko? Thank you for being here. Thank you for your time. No, great to be here, Kelly. And I appreciate your nice way of saying I'm old. I have the way here to prove it. And it's okay. I wear it as a badge of honor. It means I've survived all those things that came at me all these years. And one of my good friends has this great line about investing. He says with every investment, we get richer or wiser, never both. So we learn from our mistakes and we rebound from them. So I've just been a good survivor all these years. Well, I appreciate that. And I think the first time you really jumped onto my radar was an interview that you did on Crypto Banter. It must have been six months, it was probably about a year ago. And you made my favorite comment, which I have parroted time and time again, which is when we talk about the difference between asset classes and how you made the mention of if dresses go on sale, think about Black Friday in America. People run over each other to get a 20 % discount, but you see something like the best emerging asset class in the history of the world go on sale, AKA markets are pulling back and people run from it until it gets very expensive again. So what would you say to people in this space, whether they've been in a day, a month or 10 years, because the emotions never go away, the struggle with trying to make smart decisions never goes away. It's all about the strategies we put in place. But what would you say to somebody that's fighting off the boredom right now and they're so frustrated with the markets, how do they contend with that and look at this like it's on sale or allocate their strategy in a way that serves them? Yeah, it is the $64 billion, $64 trillion question. And the line is that investing is the only business I know. I've been doing this a long time, it's the only business I know where things go on sale, everyone runs out of the store and the cheaper the price, the further they run. And to your point, in every other business you put something on sale, people will run over each other to get it. But in investing, for whatever reason, when the prices start going down, people run away. I find this cycle will get exacerbated and get exaggerated. And then when price exceeds fair value by so much, investors turn around and say, I'm going to rebalance because if I bought it early, now my waiting is really high relative to my anticipated desired waiting. And so I'm going to sell. Well, that triggers the downward momentum. Then the short sellers come in and they push it back down and then people get margin called and we get the collapse. But that's when the cycle starts all over. Let me ask you a question here, you know, I want to shout out especially to everybody from the BitSquad, I want to shout out especially to the BitSquad, you know, watching this and I want to invite you over to the BitLab Academy to watch the full length of this interview because it will continue on for another 30 or 40 minutes. So definitely come over there. Before we let the BitSquad go, I wanted to ask your perspective on the cascading, just overwhelming best news in the history of Bitcoin. Some people think about these all these spot ETFs sort of cascading in, especially, I think everybody talking about BlackRock. Do you think, you know, you talked about this sort of, I don't even call it immaturity, but I'll call it the immaturity of the investors, investors in the Bitcoin and crypto space. Do you think that as the stamp of approval effectively has come from Larry Fink and BlackRock and institutions and smart money and real professional traders are coming in, do you think that that's going to change the dynamic of how the price action moves because there's going to be a little bit more maturity coming into the space? Or do you think it's going to move in parity with as those new people come in, also the awareness of Bitcoin and crypto is going to exponentially grow. So we're still going to bring in a lot of people that have no idea what's going on either. Like, how do you contend with the change once institutions are involved? It's a fantastic question, and it kind of goes to the heart of where we are in this evolution of the cycle and of the technology. So if you think about how every technology comes into being, they all follow an S -curve. So it looks like a big letter S, and the first 10 % come in over the first decade, then the next 80 % come in over the next decade, and then it matures over the last decade. And you go from the originators to the early adopters to the early majority, and then you have this inflection point. I think we're about at that inflection point because the first four years, I don't really count them because it was kind of a science experiment and there was like seven people involved and last 10 years, it's real. And so I feel like this whole last cycle too, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And so we're at that inflection point and yes, institutions theoretically are better decision makers than retail individuals. The problem is a lot of institutions suffer the same problem because they're run by small groups of humans, and those groups tend to make equally bad decisions. The pension funds in particular have a long history of being just as bad as individual investors. So I don't know that the institutional money coming in is going to be quite the fantasy that everybody thinks. I got to pause you there for just one second, just because this came into my mind and I think you'd be the best person to ask this. A lot of people that I talked to are also wondering along with institutions, if they're so traditionally long time horizon investors, is there going to be a weird sort of dynamic of trying to figure, especially because this is an emerging market, are they still going to be long time horizon investors or are they going to be hedging and taking percentage Are they going to be trying to buy near bottoms or a confirmed start of a market and starting to layer out near a top, effectively potentially truncating an exponential growth cycle or them being involved? It's kind of a question. Again, another good question. Another good question that is complex in the sense that not all institutions are the same. There are long duration investors like endowments, foundations, some pension plans. There are shorter duration institutions and BlackRock would be that. An ETF is not a long term investor. It's a daily liquid, tick by tick liquid asset that the institution BlackRock doesn't make the decision. It's the masses come in, the masses go out, assets go in. Look at ARK. It can go, lots of money can go in, lots of money can come out. Now the scary thing to me is despite flushing, losing more money than she made, more money still going in to that ETF. I don't really understand that, but the institutions are very varied. If institutions like Citadel, which are the ultimate high frequency traders and day traders come in, they have a fractional of a second hold period versus Yale might say I want to hold this for 10 years or I might say I want to hold this for a decade in my venture capital fund, which we do. Very different. The other thing that I think is interesting is this is not new. We've seen this before. GBTC was the perfect analogy. We know what happens when an institution, GBTC was a Cayman Trust, that is an institutional pool funded with all of this other individual retail money. Now it couldn't be retail at first because you had to be a qualified investor and then you had to buy it in the private markets, but then a year later you could sell so then people could trade it in their PA. What happened? We hit the $10 ,000 fair value and then we went ballistic. We went straight up and everybody's like, oh, that was Michael Saylor and this. No, that was GBTC getting bought every day. Their asset base went from nothing, literally nothing to I think 20 plus billion at the peak. And the thing that people forget is when the asset was 200 billion and 20 billion comes in, you're like, oh, that's not that much, no, it wasn't 200 billion. At least 150 billion of that 200 billion was never going to move. It was the lost or stolen and the stranded and the hodlers and the people who are still accumulating. It was maybe 50 billion of free float, 20 billion on 50. That's going to put some serious pressure. Now we've got this again, we've got a $500 billion asset and 100 billion of it is probably the free float. We're talking about 30 billion, if 0 .1 % of the 30 trillion of assets that are engaged in ETFs, according to Eric Balcones, who's an interesting analyst, 30 billion on 100, that'll move the price. But what if he's wrong? What if it's 1 %? What if advisors like, I have an advisor and I haven't been allowed because UBS doesn't allow you to own anything crypto related, when this thing gets approved and it's a BlackRock fund, they're going to have to let it be approved. They're not going to be able to say no longer, and then I'm going to put at least 1%. And if everybody puts 1%, now you're talking 300 billion on 100 billion of free float, that'll move price a lot. So, but the other part of your question that's really, really insightful is those institutions also hedge.
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to fight for freedom on campuses across the country that's why we are here brought to you by the loan experts i trust andrew and todd at sierra pacific mortgage at andrewandtodd .com i'm going to read this article here by the way we have significantly moved the overton window new york magazine writes today lock them up is now the republican party's highest goal it's no longer about policy or even culture war but prosecutorial revenge we are in the second sentence the second sentence of this article in new york magazine donald trump supporters as you might expect have not taken his latest indictment in stride charlie kirk writing the federalist proposes a list of democrat or liberal groups to be charged and goes on and on this program you all of us together have significantly moved the overton window i know it's not enough i know you're gonna say oh charlie where's the action before action you must build narrative consensus and that's what we have done this week i know i know i know you don't want to hear it charlie wears the handcuffs the perp walks i hear it i feel it i see it i harmonize i agree with it but something good has happened this week this program along with bannon along with many other people jack pasobek we have and are moving the overton window and the media is starting to take notice new york magazine by the way just how dishonest this is locking up our political opponents is our biggest priority now that's you guys you're the ones that are about to sentence steve bannon you're the ones that just indicted 16 michigan electors most of which are senior citizens drawing on social security just to survive you're the ones that and mark meadows you're the we're simply responding this is james lindsay dr james lindsay one of my favorite people beautiful trouble .org he isolated beautiful trouble is kind of the playbook of the left he said the reaction of the right is always the action of the left and at first it didn't really make a lot of sense you guys can go to beautiful trouble .org it's a left -wing social justice warrior training camp for all these left -wingers and their react the they provoke you and then they say here's a great way to here's a great example and and blake you know there's like an internet meme that shows this they'll slap you and then you punch them back and then they'll say see they punched me they punched me they punched me they punched me that's the best example better example if anyone has watched the nfl or ncaa football it is always what who the second guy that gets the flag always it's the guy that pushes back always it's like the iron law of football now referees have gotten better at this they have but it was like an old running joke that you know some cornerback will push a running back and then the running back will throw him down and the guy that throws him down gets the 15 yard penalty and maybe even kicked out of the game they're getting better at forcing that the left is the one that provokes you they're the ones that push you and then you dare punch back and the media says what are you doing the right there are a bunch of fascists that want to put people in jail meanwhile literally half our movement is under indictment like i'm not exaggerating douglas mackie and i'm gonna get to james o 'keefe in a second douglas mackie steve eight to ten years ago on a campaign finance thing that was so ridiculous the left breaks those rules all the time and they're not stopping so we have called repeatedly for local action action action because now the new prerequisite is local das local das can become national attorney general attorneys general they could do whatever they want again our side is standing still doing nothing doing nothing doing nothing we just bend over and we take it in the latest news this is breaking news this morning shouldn't surprise any of you one of our all -stars one of the top five most important people in the conservative movement who actually drives results and gets stuff done is now under criminal investigation by the westchester county district attorney in new york so if you're to say charlie who are the top five most important people in the conservative movement obviously donald trump tucker carlson and you could debate about the others but james o 'keefe is top five no doubt all -star team 10 out of 10.
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I just want to lay the groundwork because I want to keep talking to you about all that. You know, you're but the fact is, things have gone so crazy that you were able to write these articles and get them published and everything you're talking about. I mean, people are beginning to pick up on this. I just had the person who calls himself raw egg nationalist on this program. And the idea that being healthy is suddenly politically incorrect, is suddenly anti-woke, things have gone utterly mad. And I think that the theme here, at least for me, because you illustrate it, is that things have gone so crazy that it's reductio ad absurdum. All you have to do is follow the logic of what these people are laying out and it destroys itself completely. So here you are saying, OK, well, we'll write what you want to read and you'll publish it. And guess what? We just made it up. It's crazy stuff. It's pure ideology, no bearing on reality, science, truth. Those things are out the window. We are in a realm of pure subjectivity. Yeah, that's right. So to skip the PG-13 ones, unless you really want to hear them, one of our papers that we considered to kind of be a coup de grace, if you will, would be that we wrote a paper saying that it was unethical to make fun of social justice, to make jokes about social justice. You could only make jokes to promote social justice. And in particular, the worst possible thing that you could do because of the stature of academic publishing is to write academic hoaxes. That would be the most outrageous thing that you could possibly do and most illegitimate form of using humor to deflate social justice initiatives is to write academic hoaxes. So we literally talked about ourselves in the paper and we titled the paper When the Joke is on You and talked about the uses, the legitimate and illegitimate uses of humor. So not only whether or not it's OK to eat healthy and so on, but also people will have noticed and to pick up on that humor has been tooled into propaganda. You're not allowed to be funny anymore, because funny has to attach to truth. You have to come in and have some social justice warrior with pink hair giving some kind of a lecture about how she went to a brunch and somebody said something awful and it's supposed to be a comedy routine somehow. They call it post humor or post comedy. So we made fun of that, but also said that the most illegitimate thing you could possibly do was exactly what we were doing. This is like when the serial killer is taunting the cops and the FBI, like leaving them clues, almost wanting to get caught. That was accepted by the leading feminist philosophy journal. This is one that even mainstream philosophers take quite seriously, which is the journal called Hypatia. Who doesn't read Hypatia? So let me ask you, when did this blow up in a good sense? When did somebody finally realize that the joke was on them? Well, it started to unravel around May or June of 2018 and it blew out completely in October. And so what had happened was that that paper about the dog humping, it got published. And at that point we knew in advance that the second that one got out into the wild, it was a matter of time. And so it got published. And the striking thing is academics, there were no academics that saw this and thought, well, that's inappropriate. Right. Of course not. No, they were on permission to think it's inappropriate. Right. It was journalists in college, college students who were working for things like the College Fix, Campus Reform, PJ Media, so on, these kind of smaller outlets that are paying attention to what's going on in campuses and the madness. It was conservative college students who blew the whistle on this dog paper. So this can't possibly be real and they wouldn't leave it alone. And so a typical journalistic trick, if you're not getting attention on your little tiny story, is to get a big journalist to cover the same thing and point back to your stuff. So she pulled a favor and got a journalist at the Wall Street Journal involved. And when the Wall Street Journal got involved, the wheels came off the bus real fast. The journalistic skill is a little higher. The weight behind the journal is a lot higher than some campus outlet. And so the next thing you know, we had the academic journal calling us and saying, please prove your identity, send copies of your ID. We think there's something going on and we weren't going to commit a forgery to keep the joke going. Yeah, you had some standards after all. We'll be right back. We're talking to James Lindsay. You can find him on Twitter, Conceptual James.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. Talking to James Lindsay. You can follow him on Twitter at Conceptual James. I recommend you do. Okay, so these fake articles that you wrote, the one you're just referring to now, you actually are quoting long passages from Hitler's Mein Kampf. We actually just took the entire 12th chapter and rewrote it. We just retooled it so that it was not about Nazis anymore and being angry at Jews and retooled it to where it was intersectional feminists mad at other kinds of feminists who are selling women out, choice feminists as we were particularly targeting them. Choice feminism is the idea that if a woman is free to make her own choices and lives her life that way, then that's feminist inherently. And so we went after the idea that women can make free choices and said that, no, they have to be marching in lockstep with intersectional solidarity. But we literally just took the chapter 12 out of Hitler's Mein Kampf and rewrote it. And so it was Hitler's ethos, Hitler's vibe, not Hitler's exact words because plagiarism checkers would have disqualified us. So we had to jumble the words up a little bit. But other than that, we didn't want to get disqualified on an easy technicality. But other than that, it's the exact vibe of Hitler just applied to intersectional feminism, thus kind of making Rush Limbaugh write about feminazis. And you got that one published? That one was accepted for publication by a feminist social work journal called Ophelia. Again, ladies and gentlemen, you can't make this up. This is true. What we're telling you is this is true. What other articles that you can think of that you guys wrote were able to make it into actual journals? Some of these get a little bit PG 13, if you will. But one of them, we said that the sport, this is not PG 13. The sport of bodybuilding is fairly discriminatory against fat people. And so a bodybuilder is a big body. A fat person is a big body. The title of the paper was Who Are They to Judge? Which form of being a big body is legitimate and not legitimate? We argued that the sport of bodybuilding has to include a category called fat bodybuilding in order to overcome its fat phobic biases. It can't be a competition because they don't like competition. Fat people have to be allowed to come up during bodybuilding exhibitions and do a political exhibition of their fat to show off a political statement about fat bodies being acceptable. This was accepted and published in a journal called Fat Studies. That one, I think, I laugh very fondly every time I think of that. So you wrote this and it was actually published in a journal called Fat Studies.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. Talking to James Lindsay. And we're telling the story. Folks, this is it sounds made up. Somebody should make a movie about this of how you, James and your two colleagues, you're so full of baloney that it's beyond comprehension, especially to anybody like me. But you're in this world and you decide we're going to game the system because we're reading things that are so insane. We think we could produce something along these lines of insanity and they'll publish it. So you just mentioned you said you read one article. These are legitimate articles in these journals. I mean, they're not legitimate, but they were published in these journals. One was about menstrual blood as a social construct. I don't even want to keep going on that one. OK, what else? Well, right after that one, there was a fairly famous paper that was published in I think it's something like Progress and Human Geography or Progress and Geography, some gigantic geography journal from four researchers at the University of Oregon that was about the science of glaciology. So studying glaciers and how they advance and retreat in the relationship to climate change and all this yada yada. But it was that the science is entirely sexist and has to start admitting indigenous myths and feminist art in order to round itself out. And this paper was particularly outrageous because it was first attacking a science. Second, it was operating on nearly half a million dollars of National Science Foundation taxpayer money that's allocated to the sciences. And then kind of third, because some journalists started to think there's no way this is real, tried to call it out in the university, defended the authors. The University of Oregon defended the authors vigorously to the point where one of the authors ended up getting a TED talk to talk about the idea of feminist glacier studies. Wait a minute, wait a minute. Feminist Glacier Studies. I just want my audience to track on the level of insanity that this is taxpayer money. Very, very high level academics. University of Oregon, feminist glacier studies. Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to know why you shouldn't send your kids to college, you're getting a taste here. This is very high level insanity. And actually, what it reminds me of, James Lindsay, is Nazi theory. In other words, in the during, you know, Hitler's reign, the same thing happened in German universities. They basically had crackpot Nazi theories taking over every discipline. And if you said anything about it, you'd be in big trouble. So they had these insane racial theories about the superiority of the Aryan race. And this kind of lunacy infected all of the academy. And if you went along with it, you'd get promoted. And if you didn't, you'd get pushed out. That is happening in our time. And so you're talking about noticing this around 2016, that it's maybe I need to do something about this. Right. You see this in the Nazi regime. And it's funny you mentioned that. We'll definitely come back to that. But you saw it in the Soviets under Lysenko as well, which led to famine and tremendous amounts of death through the Soviet Union and later China after the CCP took over. So, yeah, these corruptions, the ideological corruptions by these totalitarian regimes is sort of what we were seeing. And so like we said earlier, the peer review process works well when the needle of the compass is pointed at true north or at truth. But when you screw up the compass and you have the needle pointing off to some political agenda instead, whether it's Nazi, whether it's Soviet, whether that's gender studies, you have a major problem on your hands. And that was what we were trying to expose. So we decided after seeing this feminist glacier paper that this journalist that had written about it, Matt Ridley, said, I hold out that it must be an academic hoax. That it must be fake. And so Peter and I got on the phone one day and talked and said, well, why don't we just make that come true? Why don't we just start writing some academic hoaxes? They don't know the difference between true and false. Let's expose it. We can't criticize it. We just get called white men and yelled at. Why don't we just try to expose it kind of full blast? And so we embarked on a project to write 20 or more, actually 21 of these fake articles over the course of a little over a year and a half or a little under a year and a half, I guess. And several of them were accepted for publication, and some of them were actually published. That's a slow process. They don't accept it and publish it on. Now, how did they did you use your real names? And did they have did they have no clue that this might be that these might be hoaxes? Like, how did you pull that off? No, we did not use our real names. We actually had one academic from Florida who his name was Richard Baldwin, who let us use his real name. But other than that, we just made them up. We literally just made up academics out of thin air. So so these so these people, not only are they publishing super loony, crazy papers, but they're not even bothering to check who wrote them, whether those people are real or have real credentials. In other words, if they agree with it, they're like, yeah, we got to publish this. Yeah, that's kind of what we thought would happen. And so we wrote a paper about rape culture that we said that we could analyze it, for example, by examining what happens when when dogs get together with each other. We'll phrase it that way for radio in the dog park and see how people react to it. And we concluded that if we train men the way that we train dogs with like leashes and stuff, then obedience training, then we can overcome rape culture by examining how humans relate to dogs humping each other. But what's funny to me is that you in other words, you wrote this stuff. Knowing that the people reading it would be inclined to publish it because it was kind of giving their version of the way they saw the world. That's right. That's right. What are some of the what are some of the other articles that you were able to float out there? Well, it's remarkable that you mentioned the Nazis, because one of the articles that we did is we took the 12th chapter of Hitler's Mein Kampf and we rewrote it, taking it, taking out the part where Hitler is talking about building our movement, which by which he means the Nazis. And although he doesn't use it by name and Mein Kampf, he just says our movement, our movement. 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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I remember the first time I noticed it was when somebody talked about defunding the police, I thought it was a joke. Like, I thought, what do you mean? Like, if there's no cop to come when somebody is mugging you or trying to kill you, then what? And they didn't have an answer for that. It was just doubling down on, you know, the cops are racist, they're bad, we hate them. And you thought, well, that's so childish. I can't believe, are you really putting that forward? And that was, again, the first time I noticed it, but the idea that borders are bad, you know, you think this is so crazy. How did we ever get there? The idea that we can't know whether someone is a man or a woman, or the idea that a man could become a woman or becoming, you think, wow, they're daring me to say something. But it does remind me, ultimately, what we're talking about when we talk about the nature of this is that this is sheer power. This is the idea that I'm going to put a gun to your head and I'm going to tell you either say one plus one equals three or I'll kill you. It has nothing to do with reality or truth. It has everything to do with their ability to get you to shut up about what they don't want you to say and to say what they want you to say. And that's the nakedness of it. It is pure power. It is a will to power, which ultimately is evil. And it's we've just never seen it like we're seeing it right now. Yeah, I agree with that completely. That's exactly the diagnosis is it's power for the sake of power, for the sake of power, because that's what they associate with true authority. They think that authority flows from illegitimate application of power. So they, of course, want to make themselves the people who have the illegitimate application of power. Now, again, speaking biblically, this is the difference between God and Satan at the most fundamental level. God has true authority. Satan has no authority. So it creates the simulation of authority and collects it in the world where it's false. And so it's the it's quite literally the battle between good and evil on a very profound level. Going to a break. Final segment with James. Lindsay, don't go away.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. Talking to James Lindsay. OK, James Lindsay, we're talking about some heavy stuff here. Where do you see things right now? I mean, to my mind, the madness is everywhere. Election fraud, the idea that we could even discuss. You know, when people tell you not to talk about something, that's like the big red flag for me. So when they say, well, you can't talk about whether that's actually a man or a woman or whether we can know whether someone is a man or a woman, we can't talk about the possibility that elections are stolen. We don't talk about that. We don't talk about whether the vaccines could be harmful. We don't talk about that stuff. Don't talk about it. If you talk about those things, you're you're going to be in trouble. And because my mother escaped East Germany and my father left Greece, that was, you know, where the communists were trying to take over. I was raised to be hostile to the mindset that says you can't talk about this, you can't talk about that. I was raised to believe in America that we talk about everything because we're not afraid of truth. We're not afraid of exploring truth, having conversations. Right now, we're really we are seeing this come to a head in various ways in our culture. Yeah, well, where I see us right now is that these movements grow kind of in a subterranean fashion. They grow underground. They infiltrate. They slowly subvert, quietly subvert. In other words, as Solzhenitsyn phrased it, they wear disguises up until the moment when they can no longer wear disguises and they stop wearing disguises, A, if they take power and B, if they're exposed, at which point they just kind of let the madness flow. The fact is that these folks know that there's a rubric on that they've crossed and that they have crossed it. So there is no backwards for them. There is only progress in their vision. There is no retreat at this point. They have been exposed. So we're in this very peculiar position where we now very broadly, not everybody, but very broadly, we know that they're lying. We know that this is absurd. We know that this is madness. We know that this is a rupture in our society that could end our society. And yet they are proceeding with the pedal to the metal. They absolutely are doubling and tripling and quadrupling down on every single possible madness that they put forward. Whether it's whatever sector with politics just going all out forward more, more, more, more. In other words, they are careening toward a legitimation crisis that they cannot recover from, or they're going to grab the bag and run with it, depending on if they can actually get enough done to break the foundation of our society or tear the fabric of American and Western life. And that's the crucial moment that we're actually at. And I think that it is truly an open question as to which thing will happen in the short term. And in the long term, they are destroyed. They have to be destroyed because they're at odds with reality, and reality will assert itself and always win. But in the short term, they may grab a lot of power, and they are at the decisive moment, and I think they're going for the bag, knowing that everybody sees them. You can imagine a bank robber, and everybody's figured out that he's a bad guy, and he's running to grab the bag right now. And if he can get it and get out the door, maybe he can steal the society. And that's the place where I think that they know that they are, which is why you see this rampant acceleration, even though people are crying out to stop, stop, stop everywhere they turn. Right. In other words, they've outed themselves, and there's no way back. And this is what I find fascinating and in some ways delicious to watch because the craziness was muted or hidden.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"His bio says he's an American-born author, mathematician, you see we've already taken a sharp left, and professional troublemaker. He's written many books on a range of subjects, religion, philosophy of science, postmodern theory, too. He's a leading expert on critical race theory, which means, of course, that he rejects it utterly. He's written many books. Why don't we just get him on here? James Lindsay, welcome to the program. Hey, Eric. Great to see you. You don't sound too enthusiastic. You don't want to oversell. Now, listen. Yeah, it's morning. Listen, I know it's early where you are, but honestly, you are tough to sum up. So for my audience that is not familiar with you, I know you through turning point events and other things and here and there, but how would you help somebody understand how you got to be doing what you're doing now, and you're an expert on critical race theory, and how did this start for you? Where did you grow up? Can we start there? Yeah, we can go all the way back. Actually, my family is from two different parts of New York State, but nowhere near the city. So I have kind of New York roots, but we moved down to East Tennessee very early on in my life when I was five. So I grew up primarily in East Tennessee. So I'm an Appalachian kind of culturally, but with this kind of parentage that made fun of Appalachian culture that didn't quite let it take full root. So difficult to sum up even from childhood, I suppose. But I grew up in East Tennessee. So you're not part of a jug band? Is that what you're trying to tell me? No, I'm not. I did learn at one point when I was a teenager kind of to play the spoons, but that's been a while. OK, so I guess you became famous when you succeeded in writing a number of very, very high level academic papers for high level academic journals that were hoaxes. Tell my audience about that. When I read about this a few years ago, I just thought this is the greatest thing I've ever like. This is so fantastic. Who did this? This is genius. So explain that to my audience, because this will help them understand where you're coming from. Yeah, sure. So to give them a timeline first, this actually broke. The story broke just short of five years ago. So this was happening at roughly six years ago that we were doing this. And so there were three of us, myself and two colleagues, Peter Bogosian and Helen Pluckers are their names. And what we did was we decided that we had kind of a handful of missions. One was we were trying to criticize woke before anybody knew what woke was. And what we kept running into was people saying, well, you're white. Well, you're male. You can't do that. Helen wasn't male, but she's still white. So it doesn't really matter. The identity is fake. They don't care about identity. They care about if you agree with them. But they came up with excuses. But then they would throw in, you don't have a degree in it. You're not a credentialed expert, kind of like Kintanji Brown-Jackson doesn't know what a woman is because she has to consult with an expert of some kind to understand what's between her legs. It's the same idea. So we're not experts. So one of our missions was, well, if we get a bunch of papers published in the research level journals, clearly, we must be experts in what we're criticizing. So we must be justified in our criticism, not necessarily that we're right, but we are qualified to make the criticisms. Turns out that didn't convince the left at all. They didn't care. But the other objective was that we wanted to show that there was political corruption in the peer review system that was getting these papers into the academic literature in the first place. OK, so just so my audience is tracking, because most of us in America are blessed not to know what the heck you're talking about. But what you're talking about is the world of the academy, the world of intellectual, not just intellectuals, but academic intellectuals who basically write articles for these journals that no one reads. And they're called peer reviewed journals. What does that even mean exactly? Who are the peers that review what you write? Yeah, so what we're talking about is when they say there's a study and they point to some vague, nebulous academic thing and say there's a study that justifies cutting the genitals off of children or whatever, we're talking about the process of production of those so-called studies. And so these are authenticated by a process called peer review that has been considered the gold standard in academia for maybe 50 or 60 years, maybe a little longer than that. So what would happen is I would write an article as an academic. I think that I know what I'm talking about. And I send it off to an academic journal, which is sort of like a magazine, except a lot more prestigious, a lot harder to get into. They publish a lot fewer things, a lot slower process, and considered much more weighty by, say, the people who are going to say there's a study that says this. And the journal editor, if they like it, if they think it's compelling and it fits the journal's scope, will send it off to people called peer reviewers. Those are other experts allegedly in the same or related fields as I'm in who are going to evaluate my work to see if I actually did good work. They'll come back with a number of recommendations, usually to improve or correct the work in the paper that I'll then deal with. And the journal editor will eventually make a decision to accept and publish or not. And just to be clear, a lot of this is actually legitimate. People are working in the medical field or whatever. They're trying to advance science, trying to advance certain things. When we get into the humanities is when it gets insane, pretty much. I'm just summing up. What field were you in? What academic field were you in doing graduate study or teaching? Where were you as an academic? OK. So way back in prehistory, I was a mathematician. So I was doing mathematics. To be completely forthright, I only ever bothered to publish one academic paper in mathematics, which is on a rather baroque interpretation of something called the law numbers that nobody needs to talk about whatsoever. At any rate, I did this process legitimately and honestly in mathematics back in the very late 2000s, right before 2010. Then I left mathematics. I left academia entirely in 2010. That's more than 10 years ago now, so well before I started to do this project. This process of peer review is often legitimate, but it's only as good as the peers, is the problem. Now, you do want to have a process of authentication like this. You don't want me writing snake oil, especially if it were a medical journal. And then the journal editor thinking, oh, wow, this potion he cooked up in his kitchen sounds great. Let's prescribe it all over the world. No, when it's done right, the system works. But what you did, you wanted to gain the system because you saw that there was corruption and you saw that in the world of the humanities, which is basically the world. That's where the woke stuff comes in. It's basically gobbledygook. I mean, this was already happening like 40 years ago when I was at Yale. This was happening that this just this kind of they're using this language that nobody can understand, and it just becomes bizarre. So when you say that you tried to publish some articles, were these legit? Did you start with legitimate articles that you wanted to publish, criticizing things like critical race theory or some of that stuff, and they wouldn't publish it? Is that what you're talking about? No, we were writing those kinds of criticisms, not in the academic literature, but in the popular literature. We were writing essays and publishing them either end up it would end up that we couldn't really publish them anywhere except on our own blogs if we submitted them to, you know, op ed paper like newspapers like Washington Post. OK, so you and your two friends were writing articles critical of what exactly? What things? Mostly gender studies and the kind of turn in feminism that we saw over the two thousands into the two thousand tens, we were actually criticizing those. The idea that gender is divorced from sex, the idea that men by default are participating in something called rape culture that oppresses women. So so you're writing stuff and the peer reviewed journals aren't having it. So when did you decide to go over to the dark side and to write what you thought that they would actually publish, knowing that it was pure garbage, but also knowing that it was just the kind of garbage they were looking for and you might get away with it? This is so clever and amazing and you got away with it. So when did that occur to you and your two colleagues? So over probably 2016, that year overall, we started to pay attention to what was getting published in their literature, in their academic journals. And it was just kind of bizarre paper after bizarre paper after bizarre paper that we watching come out of this. There was a paper I remember in a very high ranking gender studies journal. I think it was Gender and Society, which is the highest ranking one that talked about menstrual blood being a social construct or something like this. OK, stop, stop, stop. No, no, that's just like that's just too good. You don't understand. You live in this world like I want to just pause menstrual blood being a social construct. That's garbage on so many levels that it's hilarious. We're going to be back and we're going to tell the rest of the story. Folks, you don't want to miss this. Talking to James Lindsay. Don't go away.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"That seems to be at the core of what we're talking about. So what you're talking about really is what is the nature of truth? And how does that function? And how does that go wrong? So where do you come out on all this stuff? Where are we now? Did anybody on the dark side, so to speak, wake up as a result of what you wrote? Or did they just say, oh, that's not fair, we hate those people? Well, there are kind of two or three broad camps. The academics that we hoax themselves, the members of these particular dark side journals, by and large, just said that we were awful people and pretended it didn't happen. A fairly large body of mostly still underground academics, however, kind of breathed a sigh of relief that somebody finally said it. We hear from those people fairly regularly. And that process, I think, was for a while rumbling up. I don't know if there's still a counter movement rising up within academia or not. And then a third group just got upset that we put egg on the face of the university system and academia itself, which is not at all true. All we did was pointed out that there was already egg there. But there are people who are a very large body of academics who are very invested in the pride and prestige associated with academia that it no longer lives up to. And we're very upset that we kind of pointed out that the emperor has no clothes. Well, I mean, what's interesting to me is it's the trickle down effect. In other words, that the stuff that you get from Foucault and company that trickles into the university. So that already when I was at Yale in the 80s, critical race theory, deconstruction, all this stuff is there. But it's at a very high level, and it's in the humanities. But it's trickling down into the undergraduate world. And over the decades, it trickles down into culture. And so that we are now dealing with it now. The madness has been unleashed. And so what are the roots of this? Because to me, as a Christian, as someone who loves the ideas of the American founding, I believe in truth. I believe in science, in the discovery of truth, the nobility of that project. And when things get ideological, as they did under the Nazis, under the Soviets, whatever, certainly in China today, the limits put on truth become increasingly stringent to the point that it seems to inevitably blow up. In other words, because there is this thing called reality, you can only play the game so long, and then it cannibalizes itself. And so it seems that your articles were doing that. And it seems that we're kind of there now, that the looniness becomes more obvious, that you can only pull it off for so long. Yeah, I think that to sound a little biblical, that's part of what's meant by fearing God and fearing the truth, because the truth is going to win out in the end. So you better be respectful of it and treat it heavily. But so where does it come from? I'm trying to figure out which name to blame. But I think the real point, and I don't know how philosophically deep we want to get, but the real progenitor of this line of thought is where you said the French Revolution, it is, in fact, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the idea that effectively, you know, man could be free, but we're in the chains and fetters of a socially constructed universe that makes us follow certain rules and makes us follow, you know, certain modes of behavior and decorum and ethics and so on, which then gets translated through the German ideal. So that's the French romantic reaction is what that is. And then that gets picked up by certain people who are arguably mystics in Germany, Immanuel Kant, and Georg Hegel, particularly, who codified and systematized their form formulation of this same line of thought in what's called German idealism. And whether it's the Nazis or the communists, what you're dealing with is idealism. There's this ideal society that we progress toward if we all get on board with it. So the lineaments of this going back always seem to be that, seem to be utopianist. In other words, the idea, and this is fundamentally antithetical to what the Bible says, the idea that we're not fallen, but that we are, we're fine until society corrupts us and that we can in effect, we can in effect be as gods ourselves. We can achieve some kind of utopia that there's this process by which we can ascend into heaven on earth apart from God, apart from the moral strictures of the Bible or of any religion. It's naive. It has this kind of overtly innocent quality to it. And it always seems to turn into a nightmare bloodbath. I mean, all through history, these are the kinds of things. So you're talking about Rousseau.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"He said some things yesterday that a bombshell. Really, when he said what he said on this program, because I don't know that anybody else has said this. So this is like we're not normally like a big newsmaking program. But this was a very big deal. What he said yesterday in hour one, he said. Now, keep in mind, he's in touch with the president and he is. I don't say this lightly. He's a political genius, so he doesn't just kind of talk. He said he believes the president will be convicted in D.C. and in New York. And that he believes that the judges will put a gag order on him. Now, imagine Trump is in the middle of a campaign. The polls put him light years ahead of Chris Christie and many, many thinner candidates. And I got to tell you, a gag order on Trump. This is what Dick Morris said yesterday. This is the bombshell news. He said he'll violate the gag order. And Dick Morris said he believes the president will be imprisoned. And I questioned him on this. And you can listen to it. We put it on rumble or you can. But I have to tell you. That is a level of of madness and disturbance in American life, I cannot imagine if that happens. It'll it'll be something close to civil war in America. It's very disturbing to hear this, but that's kind of what the fire breathing left has brought us to. It's really, really sick. And when Dick Morris shared that yesterday, I thought, I just don't know what to do with this. And he was pretty emphatic that he thinks this is what's going to happen. And I think so. So we're in for some tough stuff. And I want to say that I've been listening. Last week, we had Dutch Sheets on the program. I listen to him every day. That's give him 15. That's the app where I read it every day. Give him 15 Dutch Sheets shared on the program that he believes we've got some really tough stuff ahead. Mike Thompson. Many of you know him from this program. Mike Thompson, who wrote the book Third Heaven Authority. He shared this Sunday on his live stream. That he believes there's some particularly tough stuff ahead. Both of them and Mike Thompson in particular said that we need to keep our eyes on God and God wants us to be encouraged in the middle of it. That that's the key is that we're not to be discouraged. We're to be encouraged in the middle of what's going to happen. But it sounds portentous to hear men like this say things like this. It is literally portentous what they say. And I want to say that we've never been through anything like this before. So when I heard Dick Morris, who's not saying he heard this from God, but who's saying that this is how he sees these things playing out. I thought this is a very, very big deal what he said. I almost can't believe that somebody of Dick Morris's acumen when it comes to things political and legal, that he would say this clearly. I question him on it. He says, no, he thinks this is going to happen. It is a big deal. It's a bombshell. And in case you missed it in hour one yesterday, I want to just remind you that Dick Morris said that. And he didn't say it with much emotion. He just simply thinks this is the way things are going to go. But it's hard to process. Anyway, before we get to our spectacular guest, James Lindsay, here's some good news, folks. Every year around this time, we do a campaign with Food for the Poor. The good news is that there are times when bad things happen and we can help. When we can have a palpable effect on suffering, we can help people. So we do this campaign with Food for the Poor, because we know that hurricane season is coming. We know that there are people in the Caribbean and Latin American countries that are suffering right now. And that hurricane season, which is almost upon us, makes things much, much, much tougher. And that's why we're asking you to go to MetaxasTalk.com. Please, please go to MetaxasTalk.com and give what you can. We've got a clip. 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"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug-a-lug himself, Eric Metaxas. Welcome back. Can we continue our conversation with James Lindsay? I didn't say earlier, but you, James, are the founder of New Discourses, which is a journal, like an actual journal, where maybe people would want to read what you write or what is written in New Discourses. And you've written a number of books. So this kind of blows up and you and your colleagues become famous for having pulled off this brilliant hoax on the insane academic world, woke, super woke academic world. So the Wall Street Journal got involved. We cooperated with the journalist there pretty much from the beginning. And she ends up breaking the story in early October of 2018. The New York Times put it on the front page, believe it or not, on October 5th. They actually gave us, I have a copy still to this day, they gave us fair treatment. They didn't exactly give us a glowing review for a recommendation for what we had done, but they gave us quite fair treatment even in the New York Times. And it ended up blowing up all over the place. I think it made the print edition of newspapers around the world in over four or five hundred places. Even the South China Daily had us with a photograph of us in their newspaper, which is from Shanghai mainland China. And they had talked about this. So it really made worldwide headlines for about a month or so and ended up, we were on just about every show in the world, maybe except yours, just teasing you. But for a while, I mean, Joe Rogan had Peter and I on and that got a ton of attention. And, you know, we ended up doing media, media, media for like six, eight months. And that turned out to be interesting and fun, but as it is a bit of a distraction. But one of Peter had another project he was working on, so he kind of diverted. But Helen and I sat down and decided we needed to tell the world what we learned doing this, but without pointing back to the thing itself. So we wrote a book that's got a lot of attention since that's called Cynical Theories, which outlines that there are deep postmodern theory roots to like, how did we do this? What did we understand? In the book, we never talk about this grievance studies, fake articles, hoax thing at all. But we talk about what we learned about what are the roots of gender studies of critical race theory, post-colonial theory. And we traced back not the entire historical register, but back through the postmodern philosophers of Foucault and Derrida and Baudrillard and Lyotard and so on. Well, so, I mean, I think we're in agreement, obviously, that this stuff is nonsense, but you are trying to dissect it to determine how does this nonsense work? What occurs to me, you know, as you've been talking is that the humorlessness that you see whenever you're dealing with these strident ideological movements, you saw it in the French Revolution, you saw it in the Soviet Union, you saw it with the Nazis, you see it in China, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, that you are not permitted to joke, you're not permitted. I mean, but that is interesting to me, because I think most people would know that there's something fundamentally human about joking, about laughter, because it's allied with truth-telling. You know, we know that that's what the court gesture was. He was a truth-teller. And that oftentimes humor is simply truth-telling in an environment that's maybe a little bit uncomfortable, so people laugh because you said what they're all thinking.
A highlight from James Lindsay (continued)
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -a -lug himself, Eric Metaxas. Welcome back. Can we continue our conversation with James Lindsay? I didn't say earlier, but you, James, are the founder of New Discourses, which is a journal, like an actual journal, where maybe people would want to read what you write or what is written in New Discourses. And you've written a number of books. So this kind of blows up and you and your colleagues become famous for having pulled off this brilliant hoax on the insane academic world, woke, super woke academic world. So the Wall Street Journal got involved. We cooperated with the journalist there pretty much from the beginning. And she ends up breaking the in story early October of 2018. The New York Times put it on the front page, believe it or not, on October 5th. They actually gave us, I have a copy still to this day, they gave us fair treatment. They didn't exactly give us a glowing review for a recommendation for what we had done, but they gave us quite fair treatment even in the New York Times. And it ended up blowing up all over the place. I think it made the print edition of newspapers around the world in over four or five hundred places. Even the South China Daily had us with a photograph of us in their newspaper, which is from Shanghai mainland China. And they had talked about this. So it really made worldwide headlines for about a month or so and ended up, we were on just about every show in the world, maybe except yours, just teasing you. But for a while, I mean, Joe Rogan had Peter and I on and that got a ton of attention. And, you know, we ended up doing media, media, media for like six, eight months. And that turned out to be interesting and fun, but as it is a bit of a distraction. But one of Peter had another project he was working on, so he kind of diverted. But Helen and I sat down and decided we needed to tell the world what we learned doing this, but without pointing back to the thing itself. So we wrote a book that's got a lot of attention since that's called Cynical Theories, which outlines that there are deep postmodern theory roots to like, how did we do this? What did we understand? In the book, we never talk about this grievance studies, fake articles, hoax thing at all. But we talk about what we learned about what are the roots of gender studies of critical race theory, post -colonial theory. And we traced back not the entire historical register, but back through the postmodern philosophers of Foucault and Derrida and Baudrillard and Lyotard and so on. Well, so, I mean, I think we're in agreement, obviously, that this stuff is nonsense, but you are trying to dissect it to determine how does this nonsense work? What occurs to me, you know, as you've been talking is that the humorlessness that you see whenever you're dealing with these strident ideological movements, you saw it in the French Revolution, you saw it in the Soviet Union, you saw it with the Nazis, you see it in China, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, that you are not permitted to joke, you're not permitted. I mean, but that is interesting to me, because I think most people would know that there's something fundamentally human about joking, about laughter, because it's allied with truth -telling. You know, we know that that's what the court gesture was. He was a truth -teller. And that oftentimes humor is simply truth -telling in an environment that's maybe a little bit uncomfortable, so people laugh because you said what they're all thinking.
"lindsay" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"To those who visit Mickey D's for their favorite breakfast item and then go somewhere else for coffee, give this Mickey D's brew a second chance. The glow up was real. Try any size iced coffee brewed with 100% Arabica beans for just 99 cents until 11 a.m. and pair it with a savory Sausage McMuffin with Egg for $2.79. Prices and participation may vary, cannot be combined with any other offer. Folks, welcome to the Eric Mataxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com. That's Legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Mataxas show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the airwaves. Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. Chris, welcome. Hello. Thank you. I I got three things that I want to share. Yeah. Two that I can share. No, I've got I'm going to try to get the third one out of you. I've got to put some true serum in your water today. I've got it. No, actually, I have three things that I can share. First of all, today's guest for both hours is James Lindsay. Ladies and gentlemen, if you don't know James Lindsay is. You you're you it's it's a great joy often for me to introduce my audience to somebody that I think they've got to know who this guy is. They've got to know who this person is. This is a great he's a big deal, and we're going to get him to kind of tell his story of how he was put on the map. And then we're going to get into it's it's it's crazy stuff. But he's he's a very big deal. I met him at some Charlie Kirk events. He's a real genius and absolutely fascinating, fearless. What he did. Well, we'll talk about that, but that's great. It's a great story. It's almost unbelievable hero now. Yeah, I know it made like international news times 20. It was gigantic. This just a few years ago. But anyway, that's today. Finally, we get James Lindsay on the air. OK, that's number one. Number two. Actually, I want to say we've got a lot of crazy guests this week. Nathan Finocchio. Wait till you hear about what Finocchio means in Italian. But Finocchio, Nathan is a friend. Absolutely fascinating. We'll be talking to him, I think tomorrow. We have Gad Saad on the program. Some of you know who that is. He's kind of a big deal. We're going to be talking to some people who've been in Hawaii during this insane fire stuff. Now, yesterday on the program, we had Dick Morris on the program. Some of you know Dick Morris. He's a political legend, political, genuine political genius.
A highlight from James Lindsay
"To those who visit Mickey D's for their favorite breakfast item and then go somewhere else for coffee, give this Mickey D's brew a second chance. The glow up was real. Try any size iced coffee brewed with 100 % Arabica beans for just 99 cents until 11 a .m. and pair it with a savory Sausage McMuffin with Egg for $2 .79. Prices and participation may vary, cannot be combined with any other offer. Folks, welcome to the Eric Mataxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit Legacy PM investments dot com. That's Legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Mataxas show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now here's your Ralph Cramden of the airwaves. Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the program. Chris, welcome. Hello. Thank you. I I got three things that I want to share. Yeah. Two that I can share. No, I've got I'm going to try to get the third one out of you. I've got to put some true serum in your water today. I've got it. No, actually, I have three things that I can share. First of all, today's guest for both hours is James Lindsay. Ladies and gentlemen, if you don't know James Lindsay is. You you're you it's it's a great joy often for me to introduce my audience to somebody that I think they've got to know who this guy is. They've got to know who this person is. This is a great he's a big deal, and we're going to get him to kind of tell his story of how he was put on the map. And then we're going to get into it's it's it's crazy stuff. But he's he's a very big deal. I met him at some Charlie Kirk events. He's a real genius and absolutely fascinating, fearless. What he did. Well, we'll talk about that, but that's great. It's a great story. It's almost unbelievable hero now. Yeah, I know it made like international news times 20. It was gigantic. This just a few years ago. But anyway, that's today. Finally, we get James Lindsay on the air. OK, that's number one. Number two. Actually, I want to say we've got a lot of crazy guests this week. Nathan Finocchio. Wait till you hear about what Finocchio means in Italian. But Finocchio, Nathan is a friend. Absolutely fascinating. We'll be talking to him, I think tomorrow. We have Gad Saad on the program. Some of you know who that is. He's kind of a big deal. We're going to be talking to some people who've been in Hawaii during this insane fire stuff. Now, yesterday on the program, we had Dick Morris on the program. Some of you know Dick Morris. He's a political legend, political, genuine political genius.
A highlight from ThoughtCrime Ep. 5: Andrew Tate - Pimp or Prophet?, The Corn God, Jonah Hill's Bad Breakup
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey everybody, happy Saturday. Thought Crimes with James Lindsay, Jack Posobick, and Blake Neff. We talk about Jonah Hill, Andrew Tate, Ron DeSantis. We take questions from our live audience, our Turning Point USA chapter leadership audience, and corn. That's right, one of the most controversial takes ever in the history of The Charlie Kirk Show, corn. Now before I get angry emails, in all caps, from people from the beautiful state of North Dakota, Iowa, and South Dakota, I love corn farmers. I do think that we have too much corn in our diet, and if you disagree, tell me why corn has a great nutritional upside, because I could just start to see the emails. I have great respect for corn farmers, people that also raise cows. Tough, we need more cows, more meat. Corn? Not so much. We love farmers, just corn itself needs a vast reconsideration. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today. Enjoy Thought Crimes. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks.
Dr. James Lindsay and Charlie Unpack Corporate Liberalism
"James Lindsay is with us. He's the author of several books. He is prolific. I don't say that lightly. I read almost everything he publishes from new discourses to marksification of education, race, Marxism and cynical theories. Is that the whole canon? That's the whole canon. Yeah. For right now. Make sure you just get the mic up there, James. So happy Juneteenth, James. Is that what today is? Yes, that's true. Yeah, it is. I forgot. It's not important to me, so I forgot. And I think that this is an attitude, right? I feel like these kind of fake holidays, I mean, Juneteenth is a real holiday in Texas. Yes, but I mean, we know what this is. We know what this is. And so having forgotten that it exists, I think is kind of a is a key mentality that I think a lot of Americans should have. You know, speaking of forgetting that things exist, I'm sad. I'm sad to admit to our audience that as a family, we use Amazon more than we should. When you have a young kid, it's almost unavoidable. However, it was it's interesting. You know, I had to go pick something up at pottery barn kids and I had to leave, you know, gay stuff everywhere, pride, all that. By the way, Trevor Project, go donate. Oh, you have the A is for activist book. Have you seen that little baby book? I actually have a copy that one of your thoughts on totally out of control. And then I was just interested. I said, OK, went to Amazon .com and then Whole Foods. If you walked into Whole Foods, which I hate to say they do a good job. They really do. Their produce is excellent and all that. Even though it's run by an oligarchy. Not one thing, James. Is there something to this? Not a employee with a pride badge, not a flag, not a mention, not a you could donate to the chemical castration of a poor kid in Mississippi poster. What's going on here? Well, that's interesting. That's a really interesting feature of reality today, Charlie, because it seems like, you know. It's everywhere, but then there's certain places it's not which we see what it happens where it's everywhere, right? Like Bud Light's getting crushed. Target's getting crushed. Target is a competitor to places like these targets getting crushed. Amazon's not getting crushed. Amazon's not doing this. So you can kind of see that there's this game being played that may be pushing people towards certain vendors.