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A highlight from Selects: Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
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I've chosen our episode from November of 2019 on cockney rhyming slang. This is one of those silly episodes That's also packed with a lot of interesting information and I remember Chuck and I having fun making it So I hope you'll enjoy listening to it, too enjoy Welcome to stuff you should know production of I heart radio And welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant right there. There's Jerry Roland right there So that makes this stuff. You should know right Can't top that I was trying to think a way to say welcome to the podcast in cockney rhyming slang Can you make an attempt my I'm my brain is so broken right now. I can't even try. Okay, good good Well, welcome. It's a good good time to record a show You're gonna do some cockney in here, right? We want to offend as many Londoners as we can I don't know just just channel a little Dick Van Dyke. Oh You know Yeah, the American Doing a bad cockney accent. Well, I did recently rewatch the limey Yes Casey's for benefit. Yeah, the great great movie from Steven Soderbergh. Never seen it. It's awesome. Is it really? Yeah, I mean, I know it's like a classic and everybody loves it. But I mean, it's really that good Yeah, because a lot of people liked I don't know the hangover. I Like the hangover. Well, how would you how would you like the limey and the hangover same level? Yeah, they're the same movie almost. All right, it's weird. Well, then I've seen the hangover so I don't need to see the limey Lemmy's great and Terence stamp is Awesome, and it then uses some cockney rhyming slang and one great scene My big exposure to cockney rhyming slang is lock stock in two smoking barrels Snatch. Yeah, which I think are both directed by Guy Ritchie, right? Wasn't lock stock like his first attempt and snatch was the one that like Got him married to Madonna you a fan of his yeah, I mean as much as I Like his movies, I don't like him personally necessarily cuz he like hunts bore like a jackass does it like yeah No drunk with his friends in the most like disrespectful way of murdering a pig. I admit his movies But yeah, I do like his movie sounds like he's a creep, too I'm not gonna go on record saying that but Yeah, those movies are okay and then I guess what's his name Don Cheadle a little bit in Oceans 11 sure he did a little bit of that right and I mean like It's code to Americans. It's oh, there's like a criminal a British criminal, right? That's all that means these days Yeah, I think so in movies. It's definitely Like all of those are criminal right criminal people in the movies They're like, you know kind of slick cool criminals that wear leather coats and stuff like that Not dumb criminals that wear like football jerseys or anything like that. They're like, you know smooth criminals That's I think what I was looking for. Yeah, but This this idea of associating it with cockney is not necessarily associating it with criminals. It's more associated with like Lower class working class less educated definitely not the aristocracy over in Britain yeah, or the upper class sure and that by by speaking with a cockney accent or More to the point using cockney rhyming slang you could really differentiate yourself To as a point of pride, right? Like you were speaking like your group your in -group which was at the time cockney, right? But the big surprise to all this is it's really possible and even probable that it wasn't the cockney that came up with this Rhyming slang that it was somebody else altogether. Maybe who knows should we say what it is? No Not for the rest of the podcast cockney rhyming slang Wasn't even Very clearly defined in this piece. Okay, did you think it was? It's in there. Okay, you got to just kind of separate the wheat from the chaff So it is a two -word phrase and is a slang phrase Consisting of two words so far so good where the last word of that phrase rhymes with the original word and It can be and I think the best way to do this is just to throw out a few no. No keep describing Well, the two -word phrase it can be it can be a lot of things it can be a person's name It can be just something random can be a place could be a place. It could be a lot of things it can be anything Yeah, sure. I guess it can be But shall we illustrate it through? Well, there's a second part to it. Okay, the second part and this is very important the Two -word phrase that you're using to that where the second one rhymes with the word you're actually saying Yeah, the original word the original word. Thank you Usually has nothing to do with it. There's no metaphor. There's no connection. There's no Nothing, there's no there's no context to it It's supposed to just be random or in most cases. It is just random words right one of which rhymes with the word you're replacing and To further complicate things sure In a lot of cases and no one knows why sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't a lot of times that one of the words Of the two -word phrase is dropped. Yeah, and then you're just left with the one word Which doesn't even rhyme with the original word anymore, right? That's I mean, that's probably the best description of cockney rhyming slang anyone's ever given So I think we should illustrate it with a couple of examples. I pulled some from From something called the internet Here here's one the the tip and tete That's how long it took me to come up with that Tip and tete for internet, but in ten years, it'll just be called the tip I'm gonna log on to the tip governor So let's say your word was and this was in oceans 11 specifically trouble is the word that you're trying to say Cockney rhyming slang for trouble is Barney rubble awesome And so you would say you're making a bit of the bonnie rubble again, right when somebody that was kind of Who was that? Making a bit of bonnie rubble not the see I already did it wrong No, but I think you that's not like a real person to an American for sure. Oh, yeah Um, I can't I can't I'll shout it out. Later. Oh, man. I finally did a good one No, but it wasn't a cockney person, okay for Another example Queen They would use the term baked bean Look who's on TV. It's the baked bean And that's the Queen. I like that one or in the case of one that's been dropped What is Ed use here bees and honey? That one is not dropped for money. Okay, but which one was apples and pears right? Right, so you would say I'm gonna go up the apple and stairs Apples and pears. Oh, man Let me retake this everybody You would say I'm going to go up the apples and pears to go get my wallet to pay for this pizza Or something to that effect. Okay, but then over time people drop the pears And so now the word for stairs in cockney rhyming slang is just apples Which if you're just standing there on the outside like a normal American bloke sure, which by the way means person You have no idea why this person just called stairs apples You got what they were saying because the context is there you're going up the apples to get your wallet to pay for the pizza But why would you just say that did you did you hit your head? Is there something wrong with you? What's the problem? Why would you just call that apples? Yeah, that's why it's so confounding But the great thing about cockney rhyming slang and in particular the great thing about researching cockney rhyming slang is you learn How you get from apples to stairs and then it makes sense sometimes Yeah, that's true. It's not always. Yeah, sometimes there's It's not documented which ed points out is one of the problems sometimes you can draw the line the through line But because it's not documented and sometimes these things take years and years to morph into its final version right unless you unless you're you know on the What would you call street on the dole? No on the streets, then I wouldn't know but I don't know what streets is you can't just make stuff up like there's real words I'm the drums and beats So you're on the drums right, but they probably have a word for streets like that's the whole point You can't just make anything up, but the you could if it hasn't been taken yet sure Also, that's the other thing about cockney rhyming slang is it evolves right so old celebrities that that no one even knows about anymore Fall away to new celebrities whose name also rhyme with you know whatever word you're saying right? I thought you meant old celebrities who maybe used to talk this way like Michael Caine no He's never said any rhyming slang in his life. No of course you got to see the movie Alfie Maybe that's who it was it might have been Michael Caine. I'll take that Michael Caine. I think it was as a matter of fact Thank you, I'm glad you did it. Noel always says a good joke is to say Michael Caine in the correct accent say the words my cocaine And it sounds like Michael Caine saying it then it sounds like that the correct accent for Michael Caine all right say it my cocaine Well you just blew that one out of the water You Gotta set me up in the future Okay, well there's I've got it two ways now, man, okay, here's the thing my cocaine That's my cocaine That's pretty good Michael Caine. It is good. You're right. No. You just got to say it the right way and not like a robot Josh So here's that one of the things is sort of confounding if you want to look up a like a glossary and Say well, here's what I'm gonna. Do I'm gonna learn cockney rhyming slang so for my trip to England I'm really you know. I'm really in with everybody First of all bad idea yeah second of all it's it can be very localized Mm -hmm and the accents are all different Yeah, so even people in London sure who both who all use well people in London Do but the people who use cockney rhyming slang in London yeah might not even agree on what word is means What I'm just picturing all the people walking around England laughing their arses off. I can't wait to get to that one As we stumble through this um yeah, it had a really good Example of why there's no codification of the cockney rhyming slang He said that when people are creating a language especially informal ones like slang They don't write it all down quote dear diary referred to my house as a cat and mouse today because it rhymed We all had a good laugh might try. Just calling it cat tomorrow and see how it goes It is it sounds funny, but that's that's how it works stumbling across the diaries And here's the other thing too is there are cases where there is a little bit of a reflection of the original word and the example that it gives here is twist Yeah, like to call a woman a twist mm -hmm Which I don't know if that's derogatory or not or just some weird slang that no one uses anymore I don't think so although I don't know so yeah these are also the people who use the C word like it's nothing Man I can't wait to go back there Which we're gonna do soonish right? I'd love to do in 2020. Maybe yeah, all right So twist came from twist and twirl which meant girl which is They were talking about like dancing with a girl twisting and twirling in a nightclub Let's say so there is some connection in that one. Yeah, so girl and ended up becoming twist So that sort of makes sense there's another one called on your Todd After a guy named Todd Sloan and it means on your own Right and the thing is is like on your Todd it makes sense Sloan rhymes with own It doesn't have to have any connection, but that one actually does yeah Cuz Todd Sloan was a famous jockey in the 19th century like horse jockey. Yes, okay? What other kind is there disc jockeys? Oh, yeah, sure So his book his memoir was called Todd Sloan by himself Which is weird to refer to yourself in third person for your memoir Hmm, but there was a line in it that apparently East End East Enders in London like really picked up I was left alone by those. I never ceased to grieve for It's still like the idea of being alone or on your own Became synonymous with Todd Sloan his name just happened to rhyme with that So it's one of those rare ones where there is a connection to it and also rare Chuck in that This is a 19th century horse jockey and still today on your Todd is recognized as on your own Whereas a lot of people probably have no idea exactly who he is and when that happens That frequently that person gets moved out for potentially another celebrity or another word That's a little more understandable or recognized another new jockey two people today, right? Yeah exactly which can you name one? Nope? Nope Alright, maybe we should take a break and we'll talk about some of the other some other examples after this message In a world where modern technology is rapidly reshaping our day -to -day lives the new podcast Technically speaking an Intel podcast uncovers the remarkable ways tech is improving our livelihood across the globe brought to you by Ruby Studios from I heart media in partnership with Intel technically speaking is your passport to the forefront of AI's marvels in modern technology each episode will Take you on a riveting journey as you discover the awe -inspiring innovations of our modern world from game -changing innovations Revolutionizing early cancer detection to AI software that detects pests on crops that can be detrimental to seasonal yields tune in for Conversations that are shaping tomorrow today.
A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 14 Ukraine's Top Tranny Gets Fired. Russell Brand vs. The World. Thinking About Rome?
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A highlight from Day 4 The Dominations St. Michael and the Holy Angels Novena Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts
"A novena to St. Michael and the Holy Angels. O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and never shall be, world without end. Amen. Day 4. The Celestial Choir of Dominations. The Dominations are called also the Dominions. The Dominations belong to that second triad with the virtues and powers, and are ranked fourth overall among the angelic choirs. The Dominations have the duty and the heavenly host of regulating the tasks of the angels, and through them the majesty of God is manifested. Through the efforts of the Dominations, who are naturally seen only rarely by mortals, the very order of the cosmos is maintained. They handle the minute details of cosmic life and existence, designating tasks to the lower orders of angels. The Dominations receive their instructions from the cherubim or thrones. By the intercession of St. Michael and the Celestial Choir of Dominations, may the Lord bear to give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb with Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Well, glorious Prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the divine King, and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence in superhuman virtue, thou shafed to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of his promises. Almighty and everlasting God, who by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, hast appointed the most glorious archangel St. Michael, Prince of thy church, make us worthy we beseech thee, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of thy divine majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, September 22nd, and today we are talking oil, macro, everything that could throw the economy off. But before we get to that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, well, we are sort of continuing the macro story today that we picked up around Powell and the FOMC this week. And one of the questions that Powell was asked was about risks that threatened to knock the economy off course. Two that he mentioned that we're going to spend a little time on today include oil prices and a potential government shutdown. Let's start with oil first. The price of crude oil has steadily increased over the past four months. From a low of around $70 in June, oil reached almost $90 a barrel for the US -based WTI benchmark contract and $95 per barrel and $95 per barrel for international Brent crude earlier this week. The price increase for crude has driven US gas prices back above $3 .80 per gallon, the highest level since last October. Overall, gas prices have ramped up by 20 % since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Now, there are a number of factors all contributing to steadily increasing oil prices since the June lows. The first is OPEC+. The economic group of oil producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have recently curbed output. Production cuts, which were agreed to late last year, have been gradually implemented over the past six months. In July, Saudi Arabia voluntarily cut an additional 1 million barrels per day from its production quota, about 10 % of its previous output. Existing production cuts across OPEC have already been extended into next year and analysts expect Saudi Arabia to extend their voluntary cuts until March. On Thursday, Russia further constrained supply by banning the export of diesel and petrol. Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of diesel alongside their status as producing around 12 % of the global supply of crude oil. The International Energy Agency said last year that Russian refineries produce, quote, roughly double the diesel needed to satisfy domestic demand and typically export half their annual production. Analyst opinions focused on the simplest explanation for the ban, retaliation for sanctions. Henning Gloestien of the Eurasia Group said, Russia wants to inflict pain on Europe and the U .S. and it looks like they're now repeating the playbook from gas and the oil market ahead of the winter months. They're showing that they're not finished using their power over energy markets. The Kremlin said the ban was temporary and aimed at addressing rising energy prices in domestic markets. However, they gave no timeline on when the ban might be lifted. U .S. and European policymakers have largely banned the importation of Russian refined fuel since February, which has required Russian supply to be routed through third party regions including Turkey, North Africa and Latin America. Now, OPEC cuts over the past year were predicated on a weakening demand profile heading into this year. At the time they were announced, recessions were expected across Europe and the U .S. China was an open question with the potential of reopening pushed back in the midst of additional pandemic waves. But since then, the European economy is sputtering along, albeit with dismal manufacturing data out of Germany. The sanctioning of Russian supply has caused European demand to be displaced to other regions with refining capacity, largely India and the Middle East. In the U .S., recession has been continuously pushed off into the future and oil demand is now back at all time highs with no signs of slowing. Although the Chinese economy has hit some turbulence recently, oil demand remains robust. Analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources. What's more, analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources in part to mitigate geopolitical risks as well as to shore up its manufacturing and transportation industries. So with oil prices spiking, many are wondering whether the White House will once again intervene in markets using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Between November 2021 and September of last year, the White House authorized a number of SPR releases. The final policy saw one million barrels per day provided into the market over six months. A small amount of oil was restocked earlier this year, but the SPR still sits at a little over half its pre -pandemic level. Earlier this week, a headline circulated proclaiming that quote, Biden says depleting SPR is on the table. This was later found to be a hoax with no legitimate source, but it demonstrates how difficult high oil prices could be for the U .S. economy heading into election season. To wit, many saw the SPR release as a political decision rather than an economic decision heading into the 2022 midterms. In the private sector, U .S. oil inventories have recently hit 40 -year lows of 46 -day supply, well below the longer -term average of 65 days. And while August's inflation reports already showed a small uptick due to oil -related prices, the effect is expected to be more profound across this month. Dario Perkins, an economist at T .S. Lombard said, That said, it is important to keep these recent inflationary developments in context. We are not yet in danger of undoing 12 months of solid disinflationary progress, not even close. Others suggested that high oil prices would have a greater impact on growth rather than inflation. Maya Bhandari, head of multi -asset at BNP Paribas Asset Management said, It really impacts the growth side of the Goldilocks equation rather than the inflation side of things over the long term. Theory is that sustained high oil prices begin to eat into disposable income for households alongside higher costs of production for manufacturing and logistics. These combine to reduce growth and potentially tip the economy into recession. Overall, this situation in the oil markets has, to some, many parallels to the liquid natural gas spike in the winter of 2022. Prices in some markets rose more than tenfold, European energy companies scrambled to secure supply at any cost, and multiple firms went bankrupt due to the volatility in markets. This week, Bloomberg reported that the trading arm of French supplier Total Energies has played a major role in bidding up the price of U .S.-based oil. Their source claimed that the firm is paying a premium for physical U .S. barrels, pushing the spread against futures to levels not seen since last November. With all of that said, there are some signs that the oil market is beginning to cool off. On Thursday, Brent crude futures fell to $92 per barrel, which represented the third straight day of price declines, which is the longest streak in almost a month. Warren Patterson, head of Commodity Strategy at ING, said the Fed's hawkish messaging has quote, put some pressure on risk assets, including oil. The dollar index has risen by 0 .8 % since Chair Powell left the podium, a large enough move to weigh on asset markets. Patterson said he still expects Brent crude to move above the $100 mark in the near term, but that he doesn't anticipate the move will be sustainable. So that is the view on oil overall. The thing that I am definitely going to be watching more than anything else is the political dimension of this. We are now entering the period where everything, even more than usual, is going to be completely wrapped up in what it means for the election season. If prices at the pump keep trending up, it seems very likely that the Biden administration will be willing to do what it takes, including SPR releases, to get those prices down. But that's just something we're going to have to keep an eye on. Now what about that other factor that Powell mentioned? Well yes, indeed, my friends, the US government is once again hurtling towards a shutdown after efforts to pass a short term spending bill were scuttled on the House floor on Thursday. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attempted to marshal Republicans to vote through a package to keep the government funded past the end of September. Closed door negotiations continued late into Wednesday night, but were apparently unconvincing. The bill currently being considered is the $886 billion Defense Appropriations Act. The bill was stifled in the House after five GOP representatives refused to allow debate to begin by voting against a preliminary procedural rule. Democrats also voted against the measure and appeared to taunt Republicans apparently reveling in seeing the GOP's slim majority descend into chaos. Among the Republican dissenters was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who opposed the inclusion of $300 million in funding to the Ukrainian war effort. On Thursday, Politico reported that Pentagon sources have said Ukrainian operations have been exempted from any shutdown, making that part of the dispute rather moot. McCarthy sent House members home on Thursday night to return to Washington on Tuesday. He told reporters after the failed vote, quote, two people flipped, so I got to figure out how to fix that. That wasn't the impression they had given us. Now, this was McCarthy's third attempt at bringing the bill to the House floor. The current proposal on the table is a 31 -day stopgap funding mechanism to forestall a shutdown to begin next weekend. McCarthy remarked on the change in tone in Congress among that extreme element of the Republican Party, stating that, quote, this is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. Now, even if a 31 -day stopgap is passed in the House, it seems unlikely to make its way through the Democrat -controlled Senate. The bill includes a 30 percent temporary cut to domestic agencies and immigration law changes, neither of which are likely to get the seal of approval from Dems. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said instead of decreasing the chance of a shutdown, Speaker McCarthy is actually increasing it by wasting time on extremist proposals that cannot become law in the Senate. House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries remarked that the situation was playing out as a, quote, Republican civil war. Now, if it comes to pass, this would be the 11th government shutdown since 1980. The logic is that hard -line positions that don't enjoy support in the Congress can be put directly to the American people by shutting down the government and drawing attention to the impasse. Republican Ralph Norman said last week that, quote, we're going to have a shutdown. We believe in what we're doing. The jury will be the country. Still, the record on government shutdowns doesn't really support that strategy. Not one of the 10 previous shutdowns resulted in the dissenting group extracting concessions. Typically, the American people quickly turn on the party they view as blocking access to government services over a petty squabble. Alex Conant, a Republican strategist, said, This is such a dumb fight because there's no principle that we're standing on here. It's just bad tactics. While the dispute is nominally over excessive government spending, with Republican dissenters pushing for funding to be reduced back to 2022 levels, the underlying problem is, of course, the level of discord within the Republican Party. McCarthy was voted in as House Speaker after a record 15 attempts. The process took four days and frequently descended into a farce. This was only the second time in the post -Civil War era that a House Speaker had failed to be elected on the first attempt. Conant noted the terrible optics of a government shutdown of the Republicans' own making heading into election season, stating that, quote, Biden didn't win because of his political skills and soaring oratory. He won because Republicans blew themselves up with Trump. I'm afraid we're seeing history repeat itself, with the GOP once again helping Biden by shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, never one to shy away from controversy, Trump fanned the flames on Wednesday, posting that, quote, Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized government that refuses to close the border and treats half the country as enemies of the state. He added that, quote, This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots. They failed on the debt limit they must not fail now. Use the power of the person to defend the country. Now, zooming out and trying to get away from the politics of the situation, which obviously is not the focus of this show. The reason that this was brought up at last week's FOMC press conference is that a government shutdown would halt the publication of government data. This would include employment, inflation and growth statistics, which are currently playing a key role in guiding Fed policy. Now, given how much the Fed has said over and over again, their policy is going to be driven by data, presumably not having access to that data would be a fairly big deal. Yet in spite of that, Powell tried to put on a brave face, saying, If there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get and we would just have to deal with that. Now, by way of some history, the longest ever government shutdown lasted 35 days. The dispute was around funding for the border wall and quickly turned public sentiment against the Trump administration. Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, but the administration failed to convince their own party to fund the wall. At the time, Democrat Senator Jon Tester called it the most stupid shutdown I have ever seen in my life. However, if this week's display is anything to go by, that 2019 shutdown could soon have some competition for that title. Now, what does this all have to do with the crypto sphere? Well, I think in many ways these are just exemplary of the state of politics in general. And given that, perhaps it's not surprising that former Senator Pat Toomey is not optimistic about the chances of crypto legislation being passed during this Congress. Just prior to retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Toomey introduced his own crypto bill, which focused on stablecoin regulations. Now, the House currently has two major crypto bills eligible to be brought for a vote. One would establish a stablecoin framework while the other introduces more broad crypto regulations. While speaking at a Georgetown Law Seminar on Thursday, however, Toomey said, I don't see a path forward in the Senate regardless of how the vote goes in the House. He added that of the two, he sees the stablecoin legislation as having the best shot. The sticking point will likely be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. While Brown has been outspoken about the risks of crypto and the need to bring the industry to heel, he has so far remained extremely quiet on exactly what form of legislation would meet his approval. And of course, any crypto legislation would need the support of Democratic senators to pass a vote to become law. Still, during an interview on Thursday, Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said that she thinks that Brown's lack of commitment to a legislative position might actually be a good thing. Shirzad said, Now, last week, Brown wrote a letter to head regulators at multiple agencies urging them to use their existing powers to crack down on non -compliant crypto firms. This of course seems to be the clear intention, at least at the SEC. On Tuesday, the head of that agency's crypto assets and cyber unit, David Hirsch, warned that more enforcement actions would be coming against crypto intermediaries, including DeFi protocols. Still, Toomey, who serves now as an advisor to Coinbase, views stablecoin legislation as the solvable problem. At the moment, Democrats are pushing for the Fed to serve a central role in regulating issuers rather than granting oversight power to state regulators. This preference is believed to be driven by the White House. Toomey said, He thinks that senior Democrats will get on board once the White House is satisfied with the stablecoin proposal. Although that proposal might have to wait until after the election, as Toomey said in the next Congress, I think it's quite possible to get something done.
Rep. McCarthy Frustrated After GOP Hardliners Push for a Shutdown
"A significant increase in securing the southern border and the northern border. And you turn that down, when 214 of your colleagues, including the vast majority, overwhelming majority conservatives, including the Freedom Caucus, are all in? What's your game None. plan? You don't shut down the government with no game plan. Because you know what happens then? Somebody else comes up with a game plan. Like the in Democrats the House, yanking a few of these Republican reprobates over and getting their budget passed. And you already have McConnell and the majority Republican senators who have sold out to Schumer and Biden. So you don't shut down the government. So, when you have this tiny majority and you have a plan that's put forth that slashes the government at the domestic level bigger than any plan that I've ever seen anybody from and seeks to secure the southern border, why would you throw that away? And if the Senate isn't going to support and fight over that, then you have something concrete, something tangible to fight over. and spending major steps towards the securing the border, defending the military spending, defending that's a winner to me as a conservative.
Monitor Show 19:00 09-22-2023 19:00
"When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resil's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. And this is Bloomberg. Stay with us now. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Governor Phil Murphy is calling on New Jersey U .S. Senator Bob Menendez to resign. Menendez was indicted on federal bribery charges that allege he accepted cash, gold bars and gifts in exchange for using his influence to help three businessmen and the Egyptian government. The White House is calling on Congress to do its job and pass legislation to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. House Republicans failed multiple times this week to do their basic duty, keep the government running. Instead, they were pushed to the extremes with increasingly severe cuts to programs Americans rely on. Press Secretary Corrine Jean -Pierre called on House Republicans to abide by the bipartisan funding agreement negotiated by Speaker McCarthy and President Biden. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying more buses to the border towns of Eagle Pass and El Paso.
A highlight from Getting to the Ray Epps Truth with Darren Beattie and Kane
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A highlight from 1264. Government Shutdown Approaches | Crypto Markets in DANGER!
"All right, so today we're going to dive into the government shutdown. Take a look at how this may affect markets, especially the crypto markets, and of course break down a few charts for you guys at the end. You make sure and stick around for all this good stuff. My name is Paul Bearer. Welcome back in The Tech Path. All right. Before we get started today, I want to thank our sponsor, and that is iTrust Capital, for looking at long term holding. Make sure and jump over to iTrust Capital. You can do everything from Bitcoin, Ethereum, a handful of all coins, but you can also get into gold and silver. All of that is available into your own IRA account, self -directed. All you have to do is click our link down below. It's going to give you a $100 funding reward, and you can go on your journey of setting up your IRA. And it's almost that time of year. We're starting to get into tax planning and all those kind of things. Always consult your CPAs and or your tax advisors for the best advice out there. But check it out. All right. Let's get into a few things. I want to get into the government shutdown first. I've got a couple of clips we'll play for you. We'll get into some charts a little bit later for you as well. I want to go to this first clip, though. This gives you kind of a rundown of what's happening. Here's a refresher. First off, Congress needs to pass 12 appropriation bills annually to give government agencies a budget for the coming fiscal year. If some of those bills pass but others don't, by the deadline, the government enters a partial shutdown. If all 12 appropriations bills aren't passed, the country goes into a full shutdown. Congress has only a handful of working days left to keep the government funded. Speaker Kevin McCarthy says he's willing to keep the House in session on Friday and Saturday if a deal hasn't been reached to avert a government shutdown. However, both of the sides, the House and the Senate, will be off the following Monday in observance of Yom Kippur, continue to jam House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who's been trying and failing to pass bills to keep the government open with Republican votes only. Do you believe the government is going to shut down? Yes. And it's Kevin McCarthy's fault. Kevin broke this deal. And I intend to hold him to that deal or to hold daily votes on a motion to make. Some members warn an October 1st federal shutdown is increasingly likely, which could rattle the stock market and Americans for a one case. The seven hundred fifty thousand member American Federation of Government Employees has warned members to save up whatever money they can. This isn't happening in a vacuum. It happens when we have a spreading strike of UAW workers and we have a lot of people who are being asked to start paying student loans. So we could be hitting the economy with three things. Three things put together could begin to have a punch. I mean, are we already at more than 50 percent odds of a shutdown? Well, I think so. I think it's more likely than not. It's possible if there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get. And we you know, we would just have to deal with that. And I don't know, it's hard for me to say in advance how that would affect that meeting. It would depend on all kinds of factors that I don't know about now. But it's certainly a reality that that's a possibility.
A highlight from Bob Menendez: Joe Biden, But Lazier
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Monitor Show 15:00 09-22-2023 15:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Monday will be pretty nice too. Yes it will. They don't come back till Tuesday. And we'll meet you then here on Sound On. As always, I'm Bloomberg. Bloomberg Business Week starts right now. And a very good afternoon, everybody. Happy Friday, or Fri -yay, as our Sarah Livesey likes to say. It is Friday, September 22nd, 2023. Carol Master, my co -host Tim Stenebeck is off on this Friday. Bloomberg's just met in the house, thank God, because we've had so much going on in terms of the trade this week. Worst week for stocks since March, is that right? What a week, yes. It's been bouncing around, but at this point it's back on pace for its worst week since March. But I also want to point out, the S &P 500 did snap a streak of 102 trading sessions without a drop of at least 1 .5 % yesterday, so that was the longest streak since 2018. So it really tells you that basically since late April, people were buying any sort of marginal dip there, but then now we're beginning to see some of those bigger moves on the downside happening. All right, we're going to talk about all that. And it really was a big reset in terms of the treasury trade. We're going to talk about that in a big way in just a moment. We're also just going to get the latest on the UAG.
Scott Presler: We Don't Need the Government, We Need Active Citizens
"Because I was mad but you know I wasn't mad at President Obama I was ultimately mad at myself I said Scott where were you registering where voters were you getting out the vote where were you helping to make sure that we were electing publicans into office and I realized that my inaction meant that I was the problem and so I became the solution by getting my first job in politics in 2014 I I moved halfway across the country to Texas to elect now Governor Greg Abbott and then realized how important it was that we win back the White House in 2016 because I was always forward thinking focusing on the Supreme Court and I never wanted Hillary Clinton to set foot in office ever again as you know and so I dedicated two years of my life to electing Donald J. Trump as the 45th President and it really was Trump who changed my life in 2019 because he was talking about the city of Baltimore Maryland and again the same inaction that I felt in myself in 2012 I was reminded of by society's reaction to Baltimore because because everybody was tweeting they were posting pictures they were getting likes and clicks from posting videos and of Baltimore I thought to myself okay you're gonna go do a trash cleanup and I I thought was it going was to be me my mom dad but the tweet that I posted on social media it went viral and I was oh but within seven days we organized a cleanup in Baltimore on on a Monday and we got 200 volunteers from all across the country that came together in an act of love and we picked up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours in one single day and I thought to myself Dan I don't need the government to solve my problems what I do need is concerned citizens coming together as a community and we can do
A highlight from Swan Private Macro Friday with Steven Lubka, Sam Callahan, John Haar, and Terrence Yang - September 22nd, 2023
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This is like a rabbit hole, but, you know, posture is a very interesting topic because there's lots of studies out there that show that actually fixing posture doesn't do absolutely anything to preventing pain. So you could say posture is a shitcoin. The best way to fix your posture, I think, is just sell your chair. So, Sam, I've been doing a muscle activation technique, which is basically a realignment of your nervous system, I guess, so you have a bunch of different muscles that help your joints to mobilize your joints, and oftentimes we get micro injuries and some of these slow twitch deep muscles stop working and then your body compensates, of course, by utilizing other muscles around that muscle group or within that muscle group to compensate, and sometimes those muscles start refiring again and sometimes they don't. And so I've been doing this thing called muscle activation technique, and my posture has actually improved because this technician has gone through and ensured that all of these muscles that are around these joints for mobility and range of motion are activated. And I feel I actually it's almost like magic. It's just really weird thing because you don't really you can't really tell what's going on because you don't really feel a lot of these muscles individually. But after doing this for about 10 sessions now, I feel better physically than I have in a long time. My posture is better. It feels like my body is working in much better than it has in the past. And it's really been it's really and he and he actually and people have noticed my posture getting better. And it's just a really it's it's probably the best health care money because he doesn't take insurance or anything. It's probably the best health care money I have spent in the last 20 years. Wow, that's quite an endorsement. Well, that's great. Happy it's up for you. Muscle activation techniques. What's up, Terrence, Dom, good morning. Yeah, I've been working on my posture, too. I look back at like old bull market charts, Bitcoin, and then in my posture, I like puff up and my everything kind of comes much better. I just have to go on internal team videos, watch my great colleagues, Steven Lubka and put them. Sometimes they look the same to me because they have the exact same posture and they're the same height. But yes, that's always a good reminder to improve my posture. That is true, as you learn about Bitcoin and you stop watching every single five minute candle staring at the chart and just stop worrying and go outside and start learning about other things, start learning about the network, reading books, the posture improves. So there's a little benefit there. Dom, yeah, I saw you make an announcement about the proof of workforce. Congratulations. Pretty cool. You want to tell us a little bit about it? Yeah, thanks, Sam. I got a little background noise because I'm on the big red. But yeah, really awesome to get that thing up and going. We put it, we tweeted out our board, which is, in my opinion, an unbelievable board of directors, including, I see in the audience, the one, the only Joe Carlasari. So I got mad BJ Dictor sound effects. I got my BJ Dictor sound effects loaded up right now. So, yeah, no, just doing great stuff, doing some great work, really excited for it and excited to talk more about it at Pacific and connect with anyone who's looking to bring Bitcoin to workers and unions and other membership based organizations. So really cool stuff. And yeah, man, super pumped. Yeah, I think it's a super cool nonprofit just working for, to educate people about Bitcoin, these unions, these pensions. Congrats on getting that off the ground. I think it's a really important effort for the next bull market to kind of start protecting workers and their future retirement. So with Bitcoin. Yeah, it's a tough group to crack sometimes. And it really helps, you know, was thinking about like, what's the best model and the nonprofit model being able to come in with no product? No, like, hey, sign up here. Like, hey, here's the cards on the table. We want to help you figure out how this works with your organization, whether that's just education, whether it's adding Bitcoin to the balance sheet, you know, enabling lightning payments for your members, you know, whatever that is, we just want to provide the tools and then let them kind of find their way on their own. Yeah, probably use the Nakamoto portfolio. That's a great tool right there. It's going to help a lot. Check it out. Nakamoto portfolio dot com. Play around with those tools. Extremely powerful. Yeah, that's a great tool for sure. Kind of pivoting a little bit, but like. Did you guys see that video of the guy getting his engagement ring back on like a reality TV show and then saying, you know, oh, that's a Bitcoin. That was hilarious. I could play it for you if you want. Yeah, why don't you play it? Vanderpump rules, right? You're still wearing your engagement ring, huh? Yeah. Yeah. I'm I'm going to give it back to him. Do you want to know? I mean. Don't give it back. No, I'm not going to keep it right here. Thank you. That's a Bitcoin. I love that so much. It's like every Bitcoiner thinks that you start like pricing in everything in Bitcoin. It really does become your unit of count in your head. Once you give the girl the ring, don't take it back. Yeah, you're going to want to make sure you're. You're positive on that one. Another reason not to put data on the base layer, right, like marriage certificates. I kind of think the days of expensive engagement rings and expensive weddings are going to end fairly soon with housing affordability at all time lows and so forth or in all time lows for at least for decades. You mean because diamonds are a shit coin and they dump them in the in the ocean off of the coast of South Africa? Yeah, basically, I think it's already the demand is already down, but it needs to kind of die a permanent death. I think the greatest marketing campaign ever. Yeah, diamonds are a rabbit hole. Like I'm going down that rabbit hole, the De Beers company and how they control a monopoly on the entire supply. And it was a huge marketing campaign. And there's no scarcity there. Girls aren't going to want to hear that, but only it's only for certain only for certain sizing and color. But yeah, then there's like these lab diamonds, right, that you can't even tell the difference now that are better. Yeah, I'm not going to get one of those, but they're shit coins. There's no scarcity to them. And they're wow. Really, Sam? It's progressed that far. You're already thinking about a ring. Congratulations. You heard it here first on Cafe People. I wouldn't go that far, Peter, right? But if I was, there's no way I'm going to get her a lab diamond. I saw this video of somebody like in the front row of an NBA game. And I guess there's like a gun that you could check rings to see if they're lab grown or they're regular. And they were going down looking at the big rocks of these celebrities. And this guy, his wife's ring, and then it shines red that it's a lab diamond. And she just gets so pissed off and throws it at him and runs out of the game. Whoops. Rug pull. Rug pull. Or that gun was inaccurate. Because again, you're like trusting the third party source. That's the whole point of bringing it back to Bitcoin. But that's the whole point of Bitcoin is you can self verify that you got real Bitcoin from whoever sent you Bitcoin because you're running your own node. Whereas with whether it's gold or diamond, like the Chinese got swindled for billions of dollars. I think of fake gold bars that were actually tung sun and just gold plated. I like how quickly you think on your feet, Terence, but I don't think she's going to buy it. Yeah. Terence is like, oh, did you think about the gun? It was the gun, bitch. It was the gun. Oh, my God. Hey, guys. So a friend of mine, actually, this is timely. A friend of mine just bought a lab grown diamond and he paid 1500 euros for it. It was 3 .07 carats. And a traditional diamond would have cost about 50 grand. So it's completely destroyed the price of diamonds, man. That's insane. Yeah. Over three carats. And it's chemically, he showed me the certificate is chemically identical. It's still got slight flaws in it, but they literally just they're basically just printing diamonds now. Right. So they've become dollars. I thought it was funny. That's hilarious. The stock to flow is going down for diamonds. Anyway, his wife, she's delighted. She's got a $50 ,000 diamond around her neck. Does she? Got to get one of those guns around here. So check out, check them all. Yeah, I'm intrigued about that gun because what he was saying to me was that he said chemically, they're identical. So I'm not sure what the gun's doing to identify it being a... They find the flaw, right? Because natural diamonds have flaws. So if it's natural, there's going to be a flaw. It's inevitable. You can't see it, but you can see it under like a magnifying glass or whatever. Well, I saw the certificate of this lab grown diamond and it had flaws in it as well. Oh, wow. Yeah, they artificially create the... Yeah, Chris, did you verify that there was a flaw? That's a valid point. I mean, I did trust. I didn't verify. So I stand called out. Yeah, a lot of Bitcoiners are pretty hesitant to separate with their sats. But I think a white is a good investment. That's when you know you got a keeper. Like I was going to buy you a diamond ring, babe, but instead I stacked into cold storage for us. For us. Sam, you might have something there. A ring that's a self -custody hard wallet. You might be something there, dude. I'm actually seeing... I remember in 2017, I saw rings and watches with like little tiny QR codes in them. I don't know if it's a good idea to have a lot of your Bitcoin on a ring or I saw another person with one in a necklace. So there are like things like that. It's not great security. It reminds me of how like in India and stuff, they wear their gold. You know, they keep it around their neck and wrists just because it's the safest place to be. I mean, I guess if it's just a receiving address, you know, I mean, somebody could hold me down and track it down and figure out and whatever. But I mean, you know, that could be your diamond ring. You know, instead of the diamond up there at the crown, throw a QR code up there. Just be like, babe, you're going to be stacking. We're going to stack for the rest of our lives together now. We're going on a stacking journey together. How do you carry across the border more than $10 ,000 in value without having to report it? You wear it. Or Bitcoin. I have friends who move tens of millions of dollars or millions of dollars of their net worth, like 90, I don't know, 98 % plus of their total net worth to leave China, leave South Africa, come to the U .S. and never go back. And at the time, at least, they were too dumb to stop them or even question them. We just left, one -way ticket. Yeah, the fact that Bitcoin is digital and that anybody can escape like an authoritarian regime or war with some of their wealth, you know, that's when you think about like the ESG narrative and even like KPMG report talked about the S and how that characteristic of Bitcoin really helped people in really tough situations and think about how else they would do that and kind of realize that like Bitcoin is a solution there to a problem. And BlackRock and State Street are closing up ESG funds as we speak, which is, I think, a positive development. Yeah, I kind of reject that entire framing. I think it's led to a lot of misallocation of capital and kind of influencing boardrooms about how they invest their capital kind of impeding free markets. Yeah, ESG is a control scheme. I mean, we've seen that, but what are you talking about about BlackRock shutting down ESG funds? I don't know about that. Yeah, BlackRock and State Street have just been closing ESG funds in 2023, kind of shutting them up. And that's a reversal of the trend over the last couple of years. And BlackRock, Larry Fink, I mean, in the early 2010s kind of spearheaded a lot of these efforts, really gung ho about ESG. The last couple of years, they've seen a ton of pushback. And now we're kind of seeing them close up ESG funds. And I feel like we're seeing a shift in sentiment around the entire movement because I think people are realizing that like, A, some of these goals are completely untenable. And then secondly, you're hurting the poorest countries amongst us, like the developing nations, by preventing them from accessing cheap energy sources. And you're really making us weaker and less resilient by shutting down oil, gas, and fossil fuels. And so you're seeing a ton of pushback on it. And so BlackRock and State Street are starting to shut down ESG funds. It's just kind of like a flag post in my mind of this ESG narrative that was so, so strong the last decade. I don't know if anyone else has opinions there, but... Yeah, the only thing I have to say is I feel like Larry Fink kind of jumped on the bandwagon somewhat later after the ESG narrative got a lot of traction. Then he kind of added fuel to the fire, which is a huge name and was very outspoken. My point is he's added fuel to the fire. He didn't start the fire, but he kind of... So he's a politician ultimately, right? Like he's very political, even though he knows finance. To a manage massive fund that manages, I don't know, $9 .6 trillion or whatever, you have to be political and you have to read the tea leaf, so to speak. And yeah, react to the times. I think the exception would be somebody like Vanguard that might do a lot less in terms of ESG or jumping on the latest trendy whatever, because they're so focused on index funds and they're member -owned. This was not an ad for Vanguard, but... I just remember Larry Fink writing... And I just remember it made a lot of waves and kind of definitely added fuel to the fire, like I said, Terrence. So they shut down two dozen ESG funds this year, just to give some stats there. Yeah, I wish I could say like, you know, oh, maybe they really are being orange -filled and whatever, whatever. But it's probably like you said before, I mean, like ESG stuff, it's untenable over time and you get to a point, it probably just isn't profitable. I don't know than any of this, any of what I'm talking about, but just I'm just going off a gut, like the ESG stuff is unprofitable because the economics don't work. We've talked about that. You can look at the windmills and the solar panels as perfect examples of that. But I mean, just the overall thing, there's a good book, I've talked about it before, called The Prize. And it talks about the control of energy on the planet and how there are groups that seek to control other groups through the narrative of controlling what type of energy you're using, what is acceptable energy use, all of this stuff. But in the end, if you're going to try to make like, you know, bets and gambles off of this stuff, like you're going to have to pull your rug early because it's not, at some point, the economics don't work. Well, not to mention too, you know, it's the trend of like having an ESG report for a company. I want to see some of these companies that are like, you know, Nike's ESG report, which I don't know the details, you know, but you know, there's some low wage labor being done. And then, you know, you got this shiny ESG report that's like, you know, sustainability, we've done this and ethically, we've done this. And also, you know, behind the curtain, we've got this going on too. Yeah, I mean, it trickles all the way down, even now, like in web design, web development, like if you want your website to rank well on Google and whatever, then, you know, you have to build your site, you have to have that in your mind while you're building your site. You have to make sure that it's going to be well received by Googlebot and, you know, all these other stuff. And one of the things that they've been pushing is how ESG friendly is your website? Like your, the processes that it runs and, you know, are you doing it correctly and coding it correct? There's more than one way to code. And, you know, it's like, man, okay, I understand the idea, like, make your website work more efficiently. Like, of course, duh, like, that's what we're doing. But Google of all people to tell me about energy use of a web platform? Come on. Yeah, Chrome is pretty bad. Yeah, go ahead. I was orange peeling and no, I was I was just like at insurance, kind of talking to them about Bitcoin. And it was a bunch of claims professionals and lawyers. They were very like, you know, obviously, these are like super risk adverse cohort of investors. And so we were there just like talking Bitcoin as like the weird Bitcoiners at this conference. But I found out that 90 % of them take into account ESG when they're thinking about investments today. And that's in the most recent Goldman survey. So 90 % of insurers consider ESG when making capital allocations today. And at the same time, their number one worry in that survey was inflation. And so it's one of those things where I don't want to give credence to the framework. But it's so ingrained in some of these like traditional capital allocators minds that maybe just by playing into it and saying like, well, here's how Bitcoin is actually, you know, quote unquote, ESG and just kind of like Trojan horse in it through their their silly framework is the strategy that I took. And it kind of kind of went well. I kind of like said, like, although I reject this entire framing, here's why Bitcoin actually kind of achieves your goals. That's kind of the tactic that I took.
A highlight from S13 E12: Wayne: Entrepreneur, Founder, Marketing Expert
"Hello, welcome to The Elone Show. I'm your host, John Mayelone. In this episode, don't have regulars because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, he is from Alexandra, Louisiana. He's an entrepreneur and founder of Ugly Muck Marketing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Wayne Mullins. Thank you so much. I'm excited to be here. Me too. So, how's life? Life is fabulous. I think, you know, I'm learning to embrace every day in every moment. To embrace the moments, whether they are what some would consider beautiful or what others may consider ugly. To learn to be present and in the moment. And I think that's the best way to possibly live life. Fantastic. And have you been up to much recently? I have. We are on the work front. We are busy growing. It's our busiest season of the year. So, we've been busy there. My wife and I and our kids were in the process of building a house, which is a little bit deceptive. We're not doing the building, obviously, but lots of decisions around building the house and the finishes and all that kind of stuff. Ah, all right then. Very good. And what was the inspiration and the idea of Ugly Muck Marketing? Yeah. So, the idea and inspiration behind Ugly Muck Marketing was simply this, that I wanted to create a marketing agency that is focused on results as the number one thing that matters. So often in the digital marketing space, in the ad agency space, the thing that so many get distracted by is trying to win awards. And Ugly Muck Marketing, the name actually stems from this quote that is, I would rather an ad that's ugly and effective over one that's beautiful, but isn't. So, that is the mission and that is the calling for what we do at Ugly Muck Marketing. Ah, I like it. And what was life for you growing up? I grew up in, I guess you could say more of rural Louisiana, not across the river, not far from where I'm at right now in an area called Pineville, Louisiana, population roughly 15 ,000 or so. So for me, it was growing up, spent a lot of times out in nature, in the woods, building forts in the woods and just had a lot of fun with friends and yeah, it was great. Okay. Very nice. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would live where I'm at right now. I'm a firm believer in this idea that we as human beings, we aren't trees, meaning we can get up and move at any point in time. And I think it's not good for us mentally, emotionally to always long to be somewhere different than where we are. And, you know, if I really wanted to live somewhere else in the world, then I'm of the belief that I should make that happen, that I should get up, that I can move. Yes, there may be obstacles, there may be challenges, there may be all kinds of other things that, quote unquote, get in the way. But again, anything is possible. And we live in a world now where it's easier than ever to up and move to a new location. Couldn't agree more. What's your favorite ice cream topping? I'm going to go with probably strawberries. Interesting. Have you heard of a drink called banana friche? It sounds familiar. I don't know if I've had it, but it does sound familiar. Oh, is that so? It is. I don't know where or why I would have heard of it. OK, interesting, because every guest I've had, I've asked this question a lot to most guests and they said, no, I never heard of it. You are the first person to at least heard of it to some extent. So that's a surprise to me, in my opinion. Yeah, we need the bells and the whistles and like the streamers going off or some fireworks or something, at least, right? Yes, that calls for a celebration. Absolutely. So fill me in. What is it? So it is like a banana flavored drink, which is part smoothie, part milkshake. It's called a tingly sensations that you could possibly think of. Sounds delicious. It sure does. Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show again? Well, I'm going to choose TV because I actually really don't watch TV at all at this point or don't watch movies. And I often joke with people when they meet me or get to know me. I say if you begin the sentence or you begin the question with, have you seen the answer is already going to be no. So don't even ask the question. OK, that makes sense. I would say I would say never watch TV or movies again because I'm mostly on social media looking at stuff anyway. And also, you can watch full length feature films on social media, which is kind of multiple parts. So that's the ultimate cheap code. Yes, indeed. I love it. What's the weather like today where you currently are right now? It is overcast today in a high of only 84 degrees, which is actually a break in the heat from where we've been. So we're we're enjoying the overcast and cooler temps today. Me too. It was pretty hot the last few days, but now we're reaching autumn temperatures now, which is pretty cool. Literally. Well. What is the most comfortable piece of clothing you own? I would say it's a T -shirt that my wife got me for my birthday and it's by a company called One Golden Thread. And I don't know what they made the shirt out of. It's some cotton blend, I believe, but it is incredibly comfortable. Ah, very nice. Do you think a hot dog is a sandwich? I would say absolutely. It comes between two slices of bread or two pieces of bread. But I guess if you want to get really technical, the bread is still enjoined on one end. So you can make an argument in that case that is not technically a sandwich, but there are sandwiches that go in a similar style or similar type of bread. So I'm going to say it is OK. That's a good point, I guess. What hobby would you get into if time and money weren't an issue? Time and money weren't an issue. I would get into surfing. Nice. What could you do a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? Marketing. That makes sense. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? That's a tough one. I'm going to go with I would rather not be able to close open doors. Nice. It leaves opportunities open for you. Absolutely. Yes, I love it. If you were given 400 acres of land, what would you use it for? I would take some of it. I would make it into a small farm of sorts, enough to produce enough produce for my family and friends. And then I would have a small portion for maybe some farm animals. And then I would love to leave the rest of it very wooded and maybe put a few trails, hiking trails, biking trails through some of that land. OK, that'd be pretty cool. How much time do you spend on the Internet? Way too much. I spend most of my work day on some form of the Internet, whether that is Google Docs, whether that's email or a social media channel. And then unfortunately, I spend too much time of that on social media or on various forms of Internet in the evenings as well. So way too much is the answer. OK. Yes, I agree. I would certainly say the same thing. What is the best way to start the morning? The absolute best way to start the morning is with some meditation and some gratitude. Sweet. Is that all? Or is there more to it? Well, those would be the best. I also love doing some journaling first thing in the morning and reading something that is inspirational, encouraging, something that really helps me set the tone for the day. I believe that our morning is kind of like the rudder, if you will, for the day, like a rudder on a ship determines where the entire massive ship goes. That one little rudder in comparison to the ship. I believe that our morning routines act in that same way. And unfortunately, for so many of us, we are unintentional with our morning routines. We allow the alarm to go off multiple times. We hit snooze, we rush, we hurry, and all of those things fill our minds subconsciously with worry, with stress, with thoughts of I'm late, with thoughts of I'm not going to be on time. All these words and all these feelings that, in my opinion, have a very negative connotation. So, yeah, I think that's that's the rudder for the day. Okay, yes, couldn't agree more.
A highlight from Tom Emmer's Anti-CBDC Bill Passes House Committee | EP 830
"You're against freedom. Good morning, everybody. What's up? It is Friday, September 22nd. I'm your boy, Opti. And as you can tell, I'm hosting the show today, but the show don't stop. And very interesting stuff that we didn't cover throughout the week. Apparently Tom Emmers has been spearheading this anti -CBDC bill and it passed in the House Committee. And we've been talking constantly about the ideas of CBDCs, the dangers. And I was going to say the pros, but there is no pros to this. This is absolutely nefarious stuff coming out from every country in the world and everyone wants to roll out a CBDC. Well, as I've been saying, there may be still some good people out there. I know we don't like politicians, but there may be some that understand how dangerous a CBDC will be. And they are saying the quiet parts out loud. And I do have some contention. We will kind of talk about this during the news. And the bill will now have to advance to the House of Representatives, but at least the signal is getting out there and it's constantly getting out there. And we're constantly talking about the fact that a CBDC should never happen in the US. It is literally anti -American. And I'm just glad that more people are noticing this. And it's not just simply Bitcoin that is telling you this. It's not just Bitcoiners that are talking about the dangers of CBDCs. Remember what CBDCs really stand for. It is not central bank digital currencies. It is central bank digital control. Remember the meme. And anytime they talk about a CBDC system, remember what it really is about. It is about controlling your behavior, controlling your transactions in a world where they are censoring content creators, independent content creators, where you can't talk about the truth. You think they will let you transact freely if a CBDC system gets rolled out. Don't be naive, guys. This is the last thing we should want. This is the last thing that should ever get rolled out in America. And we know that they're trying to do this everywhere around the world. We've seen that a few different CBDC pilots have been rolled out. We've seen, especially like in Nigeria, that the citizens do not want it. But we even have the memes from Elon Musk about making Twitter be the WeChat of the West. I don't know. It all sounds dystopian to me if you're talking to just a humble Bitcoiner. But anyways, I do have some good videos here and we will be talking about sovereignty in all its forms, whether that's health and education on today's show and rather in life in general. So I think we have set this show up perfectly where I'm going to give you guys some context of why we Bitcoin. Then we'll talk about the news. And then we have a guest here today that I think you guys are going to really enjoy. But of course, I am not alone. But anyways, welcome to Simply Bitcoin. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture and romantic warfare. We bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world, from the biggest names to the everyday savage Bitcoiner. We got them all. And we will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And of course, I'm back with one of your guys's favorite off the bench, Simply Bitcoin co -host, Mike Hobart. Mike, how are you doing today? What up, nerds? I hope you guys are having a good Friday. I just got my Friday started off with a workout and I am still soaked in my own filth. So I'm just rolling in this raw, man. I'm ready to go. Wow. Okay. Let's we'll gloss over that. Okay. All right. Anyways, our guest today is Scott from Free Market Kids. I really, really love what you're doing. I think it's one of the most important things to be doing is not only educating everyone out there, but educating the children so they don't have to deal with the fiat messes. Anyway, Scott, how are you doing this morning? And maybe just TLDR people. What is Free Market Kids? -oh.
A highlight from 10 Fun Facts About Realtors (#7 Will SHOCK You!)
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. We are back. We've got a fun show for you today. We are talking about the National Association of Realtors member profile. Julie and I picked out what we feel are the 10 most interesting points from the member profile and I think point number seven, maybe even point number eight will really surprise you. So Julie, we have a lot to go through. Let's just jump right in. Yes, this is about all of you listening and the agents that you deal with day to day. I think I had a few little mini surprises, but let's go through these relatively quickly. First of all, the typical realtor had 11 years of experience. That's actually up from eight from last year. I think that that's probably surprising to some of you because you know, there are a lot of new licensees and some of you deal with each other all the time, but 11 years of experience is the average. Now we're going to just remember as we go through these points, Julie and I are going to do our best to sort of decipher, I think in a lot of ways, some of this information because when it gets to, for example, they're going to, we're going to talk about average income for the average agent and all the rest of it, but they don't think it's confusing to be honest with you. I can't really understand and maybe somebody who is more knowledgeable about this stuff can put in comments, Nara will often say things like the family income or the household income of the average agent, but I'm not so sure. I mean, does that mean like for example, there's a guy and his wife is a brain surgeon and she makes like $14 million a year and he makes like $4 a year selling real estate, you know, and so obviously that's going to affect the average agent's income. Again, I'm not sure I'm reading the question correctly, but let's just get right to it. Yes, that's right. We'll translate as best we can with the information we've got. So next is interesting because with the market shift, a lot of people like to say, oh, everybody's going to get out of the business and yet 76 % of realtors were very certain that they will remain active as a real estate professional for at least the next two years. Now, Julie and I predicted that when the COVID hit and all the rest of it, that there would be no major drop off in the number of members of a national association of realtors. And those of you who've been attached to us for a long period of time, you will remember us telling you why, and I'll for the rest of you tell you why now, because in previous, you know, fortunately there wasn't a slowdown following COVID, but in previous slowdowns or recessions or all kinds of other things like that in the economy, there hasn't been a decrease in the number of agents, but an increase. And so Julie and I went back as far as we could find from national association of realtors looking at the number of members, and it was very clear that what we theorized was correct just simply by looking at the numbers of agents joining during economic slowdowns. So why do people get real estate licenses during slowdowns? Side hustle. That's true. They need to make more money. Or maybe, you know, if you go back to the sixties and seventies, there were a lot of ladies that were looking to get into real estate that maybe hadn't had out of the home employment before and things of that nature, retired people, but really the real reason why Julie and I knew there wasn't going to be a precipitous drop in the number of, you know, members of the national association of realtors was demographics and demographics ultimately is going to run the show for the real estate industry for the rest of our lives and beyond. The number of humans in the United States that want and need to buy or sell real estate is only increasing. And it didn't make sense to us that, uh, just because there would have been hypothetically because of COVID some kind of slowdown, which as all of you know, there was not quite the opposite actually. Exactly. And just a flash forward to today, we now see that again, Julie and I's theory was correct and you notice all the other naysayers that were, uh, predicting doom and gloom about the number of agents dropping dead, like, you know, 2014 levels or whatever. They're all wrong. And the total number of agents did decrease, but I think it was, it was by basically nothing. And now here's another prediction. Wait for it. We are expecting the number of people getting real estate licenses will start to increase over the next 12 months. I'm following, I think what was a lot of people deciding to, you know, should I get a license? Shouldn't I get a license? And here's how I know that's true. The number of emails and the number of texts I get from people who are getting real estate licenses who want to join Julie and I at eXp royalty is through the roof. Absolutely. And I would also concur from my own private elite coaching clients. Many of them have gotten their adult children licensed, their transaction coordinator licensed, their assistant licensed. You know, there's a lot of things that happen, um, with a change and doing more volume that just, you know, people want to have their family work in the business. There's lots of that going on about 6%. By the way, I did read that about 6 % of current licensees, uh, got licensed as a result of doing something during COVID, you know, supplementing their other job, for example. That's a good point. I mean, there also was a baby boom, you know, so between studying for the real estate test and the, you know, the other thing, I guess there you go, Oh, and I'm sure a lot of those babies eventually get licenses too. I mean, Zoe's already wanting to get a license. So as far as those of you who are looking to upgrade your brokerage experience, a reminder Julie and I are proudly associated with eXp royalty. So if you're looking to join eXp royalty and you're looking for a sponsor, they'll be very proactive in your success at eXp. There are two paths forward for you. Number one is you could just text me directly, and this is if you're ready to land the plane and join eXp and you're ready to choose your sponsor, text me directly at 512 -758 -0206, 512 -758 -0206, text don't call. The other thing you can do also is if you're filling out the application, just put Julie Harris, Georgetown, Texas as your sponsor. If you want to learn more about why so many agents are joining with Julie and I in our group at eXp Realty, by the way, our eXp Realty group, listen to this guys, our eXp Realty group so far this year has done 3 billion, 300 million in real estate transactions on over 11 ,000 transactions if I remember correctly, most of which are on the seller side. So if you want to talk about an incredible success during what should be a slower year for virtually everyone, our eXp Realty group is actually increasing by significant margins and units and in total dollar volume. So yes, we'd love to have you as part of our overall group and if you're ready to join eXp Realty here are your two paths. One, you can just frankly scroll down and click the link and go over that's in the show description below and read more about our eXp Realty group or you can just text me directly at 512 -758 -0206, 512 -758 -0206. In the market that is going to start happening, we're going to guess the next 6 to 12 months it's going to feel very much more like a real estate, frankly, recovery if not a surge. You definitely want to be with a broker that's going to have your back and definitely want to be with a team that you know is experienced to make it so you can help the most people and maximize your potential in real estate and please do consider Julie and I for the job of being your eXp Realty sponsors. All right, next surprising point. Well, next, in last year based on the NAR report, the typical agent had 12 transactions which was the same as the previous year. Now what was the sales volume? Well, the median sales volume for brokerage specialists increased to 3 .4 million from 2 .6 million, so things are looking up there as well. Now they always do a survey about how agents perceive what's going on with their prospects, right? Let's go back to that point, okay? So again, this always goes back to the interesting things when you dig into the numbers. So if the average agent and we are talking about 12 transactions, right? I'm looking at your notes. So 12 transactions and the average home in the United States is $400 ,000. So if you did, for example, I mean, if it's you guys, whatever your market commission is, but let's just call it $10 ,000, $10 ,000 times 12 transactions is $120 ,000 a year and you wonder why real estate is such an amazing business to be in. I mean, come on, it's incredible because during inflationary times, yes, everything is getting more expensive, but so is real estate, which means your average commission is also increasing. Look how smart you were to be in real estate where most everyone else is suffering from inflation and the cost of living and all the rest of it. You actually have a built -in pay increase year after year as things start to inflate even more so in real estate. So there you go, go you. Exactly. And related to that, 17 % of agents sold 10 million or more in volume, 4%, 15 million or more, and 5%, 20 million or more. Some of that you can chalk up to higher average sale prices, but again, go you because it's baked in that you're going to make more money doing more deals at a higher price, right? Okay, so let's look at the next one. All right, so at 32%, lack of inventory remains the most important factor limiting potential clients from making a purchase followed by housing affordability and difficulty finding the right property. I think difficulty finding the right property is the same as lack of inventory.
A highlight from The productivity trap
"In this episode I speak to Kate Cocker about the productivity trap and the importance of everyday happiness for leaders focusing on mindset and effective communication. We discuss the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and finding happiness in your work, realising that happiness is a personal responsibility and that taking control of your own happiness leads to a more fulfilling and productive work life. In this conversation we also look at the importance of communication and understanding expectations in the workplace. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Kate Cocker, how are you doing Kate? I'm good thank you Judith, how are you? I'm good and it's very warm here. It's very warm. I've just come back from Kenya and I can report that it was cooler there than it is in the UK right now. That is absolutely crazy talk. I know, I know. Crazy talk. So Kate, what makes you happy in life? What makes me happy in life? My brain immediately goes to being on the water. So I love my paddleboard, I like going out on my paddleboard and spending time on the water just being able to think and empty my brain and that makes me happy and my family make me happy as well. And also just feeling like you're being productive, I don't know if you have that, that productivity hit that you could sometimes get. Feeling like you're moving forward as well. But yeah, my happiness is really, you know, if I think about the things that make me happy, my brain goes straight to the water. That makes sense because it's so peaceful and there is a thing about being in nature isn't it that makes a big difference. Yeah, and I think as well, like if I ever get to do some open water swimming with friends, I'm always quite alarmed by how the world looks different when you're looking up at a duck. That makes sense. When you talked about happiness and productivity, it's interesting because that doesn't make me happy, but it would make me unhappy. So if I was not doing things in a productive way, I would be unhappy, but it wouldn't be a source of happiness. That's interesting, isn't it? So talk to me a bit about that. So what makes you unhappy about the productivity element? Like not achieving that, sorry. Well, it's just a waste of time and effort, isn't it? It's just like, what's the point? I'm very much one of those people that I don't run lists, so I don't do lists of it. I put it in my diary, right? So if it's not diary worthy, then I'm not going to do it anyway. And if it's in the diary, I like looking in the diary and going, right, today there's these things and here's the time, which of the times I'm going to do it, and I just do it. I run by the diary and I just don't like lists because it feels like lists are running me rather than I'm running the list. And almost everybody I know who runs lists never complete them. So again, for me, it feels like a waste of time and effort to write down a list of stuff to do, which you're not going to do, it seems a bit silly. Whereas I guess for me, I make the decision, I'm going to do something as I put it in the diary. Yes, I'm led by my diary. And it's funny, I've got friends who say, you know, they have other friends who will say they're going to do something and then don't, but if it goes in the diary, I'm almost like I'm controlled by the diary. I'm like, I'm there, I'm committed and I'm in. And if I don't make it, I move it. But you move it. You go, I can't do that today. So I'll move that. Yeah, absolutely. But I am a list maker as well. I've definitely had to learn that there are two things. One is that really there should only be two or three things on your list, right, each day because then you actually do feel like you tick them off. But the list is always going to be there. So I seem to have wrestled with that slight disappointment of not getting things done is now replaced by, you know, it's okay to step away from the list. It's almost just a tool for me to remember, you know, I'm actually more afraid of forgetting. That makes me unhappy when I forget. So actually having the list is a useful tool, I suppose. Yeah, I think for me, the very few times I'm on a list is if there are things that is a discrete thing, so like if I'm designing a new website, and then I might start putting things on the list of things to do, but in my head, I call them, it's my snagging list. Yes, I like that. So it's things that is like, you know, it's the snagging list as opposed to a list of stuff to do, but then that maybe that's just the way my brain works. Yeah. And you have to find that. I mean, I do think that there's a level of, especially for business owners, we do fall into the productivity trap, don't we, in terms of having to get things done, like feeling like we've moved the needle every single day is the key to the happiness. As you just said then, like if you have a list and you don't tick things off, it can be a real source of disappointment and unhappiness. So whatever works for you, really, you know, the biggest trap that people fall into, I think, with lists is that you write this huge long list and you forget to do what you do, which is allocate the time to the task. And then it's always very frustrating when it takes a lot longer than you were expecting it to, you know, but at least if it, you know, I am exactly like you, if it goes in my diary, it gets done. And if it's on the list and it doesn't get done, well, you know, it'll find a place in the diary and wait till tomorrow. I think that's what you said. There was a key, allocating time. So I think I've got a project to do. I will allocate the time and put multiple points in the diary of the amount of hours I think it would take. Yeah. Whereas I think you're right. You look at a list and somebody says, I don't know, I don't know what people list like, clean house or something. It could be 10 minutes or five days, couldn't it? Yeah. And that's where the frustration comes because, I mean, it's the time management thing, isn't it? It's like, I remember starting in work and having to learn how to manage my time by writing lists of, well, tracking what I was doing in the day versus how long I think things took me. And that's where the wrestle, I think, of unhappiness comes because you can only disappoint yourself when you're setting yourself up to fail. If you haven't actually assessed what it is that you want to achieve and how long that's going to take you and have got good at understanding yourself, then that's when the disappointment and the unhappiness flies in, I imagine, because you're constantly just looking at all the things you've not achieved.
A highlight from Were SBF's parents in on it? Follow the Money
"Welcome back, everyone. I am Cass Pianci, and I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, not of the criminal sort, Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing well. How are you, Cass? I'm doing good. It's been busy. It's been a very busy week for both of us. But today's episode is going to be about SPF's parents, the Bankmans and the Freeds, and their what appears to be increasingly important role that they each played in the criminal elements of FTX and Alameda Research. They called it a family business. They accepted incredibly large salaries. His father was getting a million dollars after requesting it because he was only getting 250 ,000 before. Mom pushed and tried to ensure that any money getting sent to the charity arm of the company had two steps of separation, two degrees of separation. And just really shady, weird stuff going on over there with the Bankmans and the Freeds. But those are kind of vague descriptions of what's going on. Bennett, why don't you walk us through some of the seriously criminal elements and what is happening? There is a decent amount of allegations contained in this lawsuit from the FTX debtors in possession against Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried that at a high level alleges that they were involved in specific aspects of the business and were closely connected to various alleged criminal acts and criminal acts people have pled guilty to. Starting with Joseph Bankman, he was involved with Alameda Research as early as 2018, which is when it was founded, and stayed involved throughout the entire time. The first several years, this appears to have been relatively informal. He directed FTX towards their first law firm, suggested their first accounting firm, was involved in consultations for hiring of certain executives and things like that. But none of this was documented in any kind of formal way. Eventually, in January 2021, he decides that there should be some kind of piece of paper that describes his relationship with these entities. And so he creates a document that describes his work for Alameda Research and FTX and FTX US, saying he's doing a variety of pro bono legal work and consulting work for these entities. What's interesting, of course, is that he was the signatory for the FTX entities and for himself on this entity. Really has kind of vibes of that loan agreement between Bitfinex and Tether years ago, where JLVDV and Juan Carlo was signing for both entities. And so that was one moment that really struck me as I was going through that is that he felt the need to, after providing advice for several years, finally in 2021 documents it and says he's providing this pro bono legal advice. This did not stay pro bono for very long. Later in 2021, he would take a leave of absence from Stanford University. And after he took this leave of absence, he allegedly told an FTX US employee, I'm no longer getting paid by Stanford because I'm on leave, so you should have me on salary starting December 1st. In December 2021, this is when he finally entered into a formal employment agreement with FTX US, where his nominal title was Senior Advisor to the FTX Foundation. You said it was $250 ,000. It was actually $200 ,000 a year, plus bonuses he was supposed to be getting paid. And this is where we get to the fun part that you made an allusion to before. He went to FTX's head of administration after signing this employment agreement that clearly said $200 ,000, told this person that he was supposed to be getting $1 million a year starting in December, and then he sends an email over to Sam Bankmanfried, his son, that says, and I quote, Gee, Sam, I don't know what to say here. This is the first I've heard of the $200 ,000 a year salary putting Barbara on this, meaning he cc'd in Sam Bankmanfried's mother and his domestic partner to help him deal with this contract negotiations that happened after he signed that contract. And it worked. It worked. Within two weeks, Bankman and Fried were gifted $10 million in funds originating from Alameda. Within three months, they ended up getting their $16 million mansion in the Bahamas funded entirely by FTX. And over the period after they got that mansion, they were able to expense something like $90 ,000 in various other expenses. And before he signed that contract agreement in December 2021, I do want to make clear he was also provided with an option to purchase shares of FTX US and FTX trading in November 2021. Before he was even employed with FTX, he was getting large options of shares. So yeah, I think that kind of is a good initial overview and we can get into some of the details he was also involved in, but they were receiving a lot of this type of monetary compensation. Yeah, well, I want to specifically bring up here some things that really made a red flag go off for me were, for instance, how they were keen to keep the residencies, the properties that they were acquiring with these gifted funds and all this money that they were essentially taking from customers, to be clear on that, that they wanted to ensure that that money in those properties would be shielded from a bankruptcy. And I'm just wondering, like, why, if they're so confident in this business, if they're so confident in their son, if they're so sure this is the future of finance, and I get it, you want to shield your personal property from a bankruptcy, but you just got gifted $10 million. You have to know this isn't exactly personal property, right? Like, you have to know your son is giving this to you. Your son is making money from the company. How is he making all of this money? You haven't really nailed that down yet. And you still are just letting this all transpire. Nobody was asking any questions is kind of what I'm getting to. But the questions they were asking were about, like, ensuring that they were shielded from any problems in the future. Yeah. And we should clarify the timeline a little bit here. There's a 2021 email exchange where FTX's general counsel wants to set up a meeting with their law firm to discuss how assets, including primary residence, can be structured to be bankruptcy remote. And Bankman quickly kind of responds in this email chain the next day and says it would be great, all else equal, if we could have the founders put money into property in the Bahamas and sent them a link to a description of an offshore trust structure in the Bahamas. He then discusses this with a lawyer in the Bahamas, another Stanford law professor, and his brother -in -law, and then ends up saying something we might use when we buy property in the Bahamas. And the reason I'm belaboring this point is because it happens, I think, about a year before they actually end up getting the house. And then, five months before they get the house, there's another thing that happens, and that's that they apply for residency in the Bahamas, permanent residency in the Bahamas. In order for them to get that, there's a $15 ,000 fee. That's also paid by FTX. And so I think what that kind of shows is this kind of series of planning that went into them eventually getting this mansion. They started discussing how to structure this about a year before, and I don't think they ended up using those trusts, at least not at the time of bankruptcy. They had already gotten their residency months before they got the property, and then they got the property. They wanted to benefit from this. There's no doubt about that. I mean, there is no doubt. I just want to be clear, and we're going to link to the very thorough protest article that goes over all of this, but it is very obvious. I think before we get to the crux of this, I first want to delve into this a little bit more. So Stanford yesterday decided that they were going to return all of the donated funds from this family, which amounted to $5 .5 million, which is a lot. I mean, I know that they get a shit, a metric shit ton of cash every year, but the idea that they're getting $5 .5 million in a single year from one family, one company, you know, essentially one family. That's how you get your name on a building and stuff like that. So they were donating a ton of money to this educational institution. All I want to say is that I think Stanford is disgusting. I think we see this in a bunch of these higher education, these private institutions, probably equally common in great public universities as well, but the ones that we hear about are like MIT or Harvard or Stanford accepting money from Jeffrey Epstein or accepting money from these guys, and then, oh, okay, you're returning it. Great. Well, you know why you're returning it? Because you got caught. That's why you're returning it. You're not returning it because you thought it was the right thing to do. Now that it's all coming out in these court documents, Stanford's giving the money back. They didn't do it one minute before that happened, though. Isn't that interesting? And I, you know, I think you should get into kind of the details of those donations, which there were many over this period, but like, oh, what a nasty, nasty way for a university to operate. I think the elite private colleges are at a special risk for kind of this because so much of their, like, existing structure is based around taking in cash and converting it to some vague elite authority. Speaking specifically about the donations from FTX to Stanford that appear to have been directed by Joseph Bankman, there was one that came from Paperbird directly to Stanford University. And this one was interesting because there was a lot of discussion about which entity to use. And what Bankman ends up saying is that he thought it should come from Paperbird, which was one of the entities that Sam Bankman -Fried owned that held most of the stock for FTX that investors were buying into. The corporate structure of FTX is a mind fuck. But this shows Bankman was aware of parts of the mind fuck. He says Paperbird can use the deduction. And when he discusses alternatives, he says we can have another entity loan Paperbird money, but that requires some paperwork. Eventually they get it all sorted out. FTX transfers money to Paperbird into a newly set up bank account, which immediately sends that money on to Stanford. There was another four million dollar donation to a Stanford fund for pandemic preparedness that he described as pretty much a no brainer. Bitcoin were transferred from Alameda Research's FTX account eventually. There was another series of donations where it was proposed that they give 1 .5 million from the FTX Foundation to Stanford College. However, the initial 500 ,000 for this came from an Alameda Research bank account, and the second 500 ,000 came from an FTX US bank account. There was another donation they did for a Stanford blockchain conference so they could sponsor it. That one was only 10k. But again, it kind of points towards how Bankman saw these entities as interchangeable. He said 10k is so little it doesn't really matter. So if we think that having FTX US is easier or safer for some reason, we should just do that. And what's most interesting is you talked about your name on a building. And there was a Stanford University employee who provided comment as part of this lawsuit. And this Stanford University employee apparently says that internally in Stanford, these donations were categorized as directed by the Bankman -Frieds. And like when they specifically got the big $4 million pandemic preparedness donation from Alameda, this person even reached out, should this one be categorized like the rest as from you all? Or is this one somehow different? And so yeah, I think that those donations kind of point towards how they were specifically using these commingled customer and client funds from across all these different entities in this self -promotional activity of giving these donations. Yep, there's more to where this money went, how much was spent, why they were in control of this. But I think the question that everybody wants to ask and is wondering about is how are they not being criminally charged with anything yet? And will they? I think we should hold off on that question for just a moment, because I want to talk about how Joseph Bankman also made sure other people he was related to and friends with got paid while he was in this position, because I think that's kind of fun. They talk about one example where he got a Stanford law student a free trip to the French Grand Prix tickets to the race so they could go and visit that. But I think the more interesting one was a hackathon that they had planned that was run by his sister. Bankman freed Sam's aunt. They hired her at a rate of $14 ,000 a month to prepare the FTX million -dollar hackathon and crypto summit held at the Miami Heat Arena, which was the one they put their name on briefly. They spent a total of $2 .3 million on this event, which was attended by 1 ,200 people. They were spending crazy amounts. They said she was authorized to spend like without a budget, whatever it was needed to get this event done. There was so much of this kind of like self -enrichment here that we'll get to your question as to how are they not being criminally charged. That's just grift. Yeah, obviously. The other person we need to talk about, of course, is Barbara. Barbara Freed, Sam Bankman Freed's mother. In her specific role, she, as you alluded to at the very beginning of this episode, described herself as her son's partner in crime of the non -criminal sort. And Sam made sure to sing her praises to his team, making known to her that he intended to rely on her direction regarding who to give to, how much to give to, and how it should be disclosed and told them that it would be good for them to follow her advice as well. And what seems really interesting is she seemed to have a great deal of control. The lawsuit even alleges she was able to unilaterally commit funds of Sam Bankman Freed's to her political action committee, Mind the Gap, meaning without Sam's authorization, she was able to take Sam's money donated in Sam's name to her political action committee, which is a great deal of trust. And even inside her own committee, when she had to talk about some of these donations, she would say things like, I don't know exactly what interconnected entity he sent the money from, but the business is real and revenue -generating, which again, I think, points towards kind of the interchangeability of these entities for these folks. What I think really gets interesting is Nishad Singh, who has already pled guilty for conspiracy to defraud the federal election committee, as well as a variety of other conspiracy charges. He was one of the people who appears to have served as effectively a straw -man donor for Sam Bankman Freed, and was advised in this process by Barbara Freed, Sam's mother. At one point when they were discussing donations to her organization Mind the Gap, and she suggested that, now that my connection to Sam is publicly known, because we don't want to create the impression that funding MTG is a family affair, as opposed to a collective effort by many people, including some mystery guy Nishad Singh, which is when she was suggesting that on their end, they would prefer if his name was the one that was donating to Mind the Gap instead of Sam Bankman Freed's. And similarly, she was worried about a lot of their political donations. There's a really telling one, where she's warning him in an email, And again, later, just the last one to really put kind of a cherry on top of her seeming knowledge of some of the criminal acts that Nishad Singh has pled guilty to. She said, And I think this, as well as some of the more specific tax advice that Bankman Freed was giving on FTX their specific finances and stuff like that, point towards potential knowledge of criminal acts. I tweeted out shortly after I read through this lawsuit, or as I was about halfway through reading this lawsuit, if I'm being honest, And as you alluded to previously, that is kind of what this feels like. It feels like these two law professors, who should have known better, had high -level knowledge of things that people have already pled guilty to, and were deeply involved in the business. Bankman specifically was even mentioned on an internal document as a member of the management of FTXUS, along with only a few other names. They had knowledge, they were inside the organization, and they had some amount of presence. One last thing that I think really hammers that home. When we went to consensus, and we talked about this in our episode that we did after that, Anthony Scaramucci was talking about his experiences in the lead -up to and aftermath of the FTX collapse. And one thing he said that seemed to be corroborated in the lawsuit is that Bankman was involved in them attempting to get the emergency funding. And as we said, and we shared the audio clip of Scaramucci saying it, Bankman apparently told Scaramucci, Anthony or intimated to him, that there was an asset liability mismatch at FTX. What happened to me is I was actually speaking in Sarasota, Florida. There was rumblings that day, I think it was November the 6th or something like that, or 7th. The Monday was the 7th. And then I got back to New York and I spoke to Sam's dad about the problem, and it was intimated to me that it was an asset liability mismatch, that they were leading redemptions and there were assets available, but they weren't necessarily liquid, and they needed time to get the liquidity, and they were looking for some rescue plans. And so at that time, I was a good citizen and a partner in the business. In fact, they owned a piece of my business. I was certainly trying to help them on their fundraising round.
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"little house" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"This isn't some game, this isn't some ruse. Plus you're not getting ripped off like you are in my opinion with T -Mobile, Verizon and AT &T. Have you ever had to deal with those companies? It's murder. Reminds of me Comcast, Mr. Beduzzi. Again, dial pound 250, say Mark Levin, PureTalk, Simply Smarter Wireless. A little house cleaning here. Want to check? Facebook. And they fast track the process, as my understanding, as best they were able to. And, um, so we are back, or will be back, on Facebook and Instagram, is my understanding. And so, um, we give credit where credit's due and that's a good thing. Look, we don't sell a ton of books off Facebook. Any more than we sell a ton of books at Target. That's not the point. It's like the debate. That's the principle. If the Department of Justice can destroy a former president who's running for president, who's a multi -billionaire, they will crush each and every one of us. And if these big corporations and these corporatists can stop somebody like me, the number one conservative author in the country, just be close to you, not me, from having a platform or whatever, they're certainly free and I'm free to speak about it, they can do it to anybody. So I have got to be the tip of the spear for this stuff. I don't want to be. It doesn't matter. I've got to be. And I want you to, if you can think about it, maybe before the debate, after maybe the debate, people need to come to grips with the fact that we have a political institution in this country that's actually older than the Republican Party, that hates the country, and that has spent most of its existence, that is the Democrat Party, trying to destroy the country. It will do anything. It will support slavery in the past, segregation, Jim Crow, even lynching, and today it will support Marxism, anti -Semitism, open borders, war on capitalism, war on your children, war on the nuclear family, parental rights, doesn't matter. It's the Democrat Party. Thank I think he wouldn't mind if I said so. Cal Thomas. One of the greatest columnists, not just ever, ever, and I'm paraphrasing, he said he's read the first 60 pages of the book, and by the way it goes very and him, he thinks it's fantastic, he thinks fast, but I have some kind of movement out there to help promote it beyond us. fast. Wish I could figure out how to do that. I can't really balance in a year. You know if any billionaires are listening out there that could be fun, but It's not what I'm relying on. I'm relying on word of mouth. Relying on you. Spread the word, because the word needs to be spread badly. You can go to Amazon .com right now, right now, order your first edition copy and get it at 40 % off. Once the book comes out, I don't know if it'll be on 40 % off again. Maybe it'll be 30%. Maybe it'll be 43%. Maybe no discount. I have no idea. That's why you try and lock it in as fast as you can when you pre -order and again it's the first printing is the first edition. I'd mentioned really jokingly last night that there were eight seats left and there were. The overflow section of the Reagan Library, they sold out the main area obviously in less than an hour, about a half hour. They sold out almost all of the overflow section. And so I said, I haven't talked about it. seats How many were left? They said eight. So they went on the air and said there's eight seats left. And Mr. Mueller, they were gone in 20 seconds. 20 seconds. The last thing that's left there for the Reagan Library, and I'm not going there and I'm very excited about it, is they try to do all they can to maximize your access to their authors and to their speakers. And one of the things they do that's actually quite brilliant, I will be signing from whatever it is, one o 'clock to five o 'clock, something like that. So if you sign up now on their website, the Reagan Library website, they will make sure you get, I think it's a ticket or a bracelet or whatever it is. You don't have to stand in line for four hours. They have one hour windows, like one to two, two to three, something it's on their website. And you come within that time frame, you have the wristband or the ticket or however they do it. And you will be guaranteed a hello, which I can't wait to meet you, and then I will sign your book. You need to acquire your book from the Reagan Library. They can't do this for free. They got to keep up. It's a huge That's thing. all that's left, but I'd still love to see you. Make a whole day and night out of it if you want to do that, but that's what's left. Now, Eric Adams, the mayor is on CBS this morning, and this is what I was talking about Joe Biden at the bottom of the hour, elaborate and I'll in a minute. Cut 14, go. Is this a sign of progress, or does this speak to the humanitarian crisis your city is facing? This is not a sign of progress. This is a sign of a crisis. Greatest, I believe, humanitarian witness. When it was down in Texas, okay, we can deal with that, because they weren't in Texas, meaning the Democrats like Eric Adams. Arizona, yeah, we can handle that, that's Arizona. The whole Southwest, yeah, no big deal, you know, we're New York. Okay, Eastern seaboard now. How about the South, the solid South? That's okay, we're okay.
"little house" Discussed on hacker1337
"I just want to see how uncomfortable I can make you. Yeah, yeah. No, yeah. It's all good. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, boy bands, boy, that new kids on the block. How about them? How about God? Okay. So on the top of it, we're going to be getting into politics, third party politics. And Ariel had kind of a funny story. So I don't know how much of this we want to go over, but apparently there's a new newcomer that's running for president that Ariel talked to today. I want to say, I keep on wanting to say Philip K dick, who is an author. It's not filtered. Are you familiar with them? I'm not familiar with mister dick. No. No. Surprised. I'm surprised. But it's a surprise. It's Philip Drake, right? Right. And Drake. I know, I know. I think his name was like Nathan Drake in the PlayStation video game. Well, anyway, just the name. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. There's a video game. So this guy's from a video game, this is Drake. There's a video game character. There's named Nathan Drake. But this guy's name is Philip Drake, but they're not no relation at all. I just thought the Drake part was interesting. Yeah. Oh, okay. Yeah. I like how. Ariel quits Drake to somebody from a video game. And I were like champagne poppy, or president? Yeah, yeah, yeah. I was thinking like the rapper Drake because we were talking about, yes. That was my feed in. That was my feed in. Okay. Okay. All right. We're going to pretend that we have mister Drake in the studio with us today. Ariel. Can we have you give us a little introduction? Then you can go ahead and speak for them to be him. Correct. Okay, okay. My name is Nathan Drake and I'm running as an independent here in this country because I just think these darn corporations and this bank two party system been locked just throwing us enough is enough. On sick tired hearing about the, I think that most this country is independent and we're gonna put an end to all this bull and can I say that? And finally, you know, relieve myself from them, you know, this duopoly and their culprit overlords. This new sounds like a sermon. That sounds like a character from like Little House on the Prairie, I remember. Yeah. I mean, I don't like the general store owners. Like, you get on a gate in here and get these. It's like a random kind of southern voice. I know, I know, okay, if he is listening, it's like he's a good friend. No, he's really easy. He's sincere about it though. He's not like. Ariel, your friend's a Drake? I spoke with him. We interacted. So, you know, he's broken. Did you speak with him? Or did you interact with which one? He's trying people of Kentucky with the flooding. Is what's going on? He was there. He was between the mountains. His reception wasn't really that great, but we have Internet access in Kentucky. No, they're not all just like these. You know, backwoods. You know? No, they haven't do they have electricity there. I'm kidding, folks. I love this idea. We love all states. We're leaning into the stereotype. Yeah. No, not love all states because some of
"little house" Discussed on She Podcasts
"He found was an entire forum of people who help each other with that. Right. And it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever could ever even dream up or hear of or write about. And so ever since then, when I think of freedom of speech, those are the people I think of. Those are the first people I think of, as these motherfuckers were helping each other, play with their children. Black. Yeah, but also but see, here's the other thing too, though, is the fact that in a lot of these, like the undercurrents of our culture, the ones that are, you know, folks like this are not leading with it. But there are some little signs that they give each other certain code words, right? And that's what I've started to see with all the folks that are very much into believing in a lot of theories that are not based on science, they do have certain vocabulary that started to come up and those are specific triggers. To be able to communicate with somebody else in a can feel like if you met somebody and they spoke these terms to you, they wouldn't register at all. It would just be normal. It wouldn't be a you wouldn't immediately know, but somebody that's in the know would know. And this is not necessarily only for a negative thing, but I think us as a society and cultures, we've had to in some ways survive because at some point, there's always been an undercurrent of something else that's going on. That's not particularly mainstream. Sometimes the undercurrent is absolutely dark and evil. And there's like no, like it's just oh my God, it's so scary. And then there's some stuff that was thought to be that, or that anybody who is homosexual or somebody who was from a different country that was being part of prosecuted at times, you had to hide all these things and you had to have code words, right? To be able to do your stuff. Yeah. And so it happens all the time. So anyway, all I could say is it's a question for us to think about, but I don't know, because I think I just never thought that I would find a way to find a bad to find that freedom of speech is a negative thing. Because I can't believe that in our lifetime, we have people that deliberately mislead people with basic facts about stuff. In all honesty, though, the reason that I'm so to some degree, I think that what we have that's different, I don't think that that's actually been it's not a new thing. I think that the issue here is that that communication, that information travels so much faster now. So remember in all those Little House on the Prairie, again, going back to Little House on the Prairie, how they used to have those little always comes back to me..
"little house" Discussed on No Agenda
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"little house" Discussed on 10 Bestest
"Cc and again you can check that. On our show notes and stumble through the internet and discover random websites stumbled created and maintained by kevin wa- blick curate a collection of anything. Interesting weird or staunching websites of exceptional quality sites to kill time or learn something new. And it's like you won't find you know click beatty things like other websites might curate. Basically this is like a website form kind of our show. So i love it. They kind of find and curate the cooler things around the web that maybe you haven't discovered yet. And this is. There used to be a either browser extension or a website. I think it was both called stumble on and it has since just vanished. They stopped supporting it and disappeared and it was so tragic for me because it was one of my favorite things to do and somebody that also liked it like me said. Hey if you remember stumble on will this websites just like it. and so. I immediately downloaded on my extension browser and go to the website. And i've already gotten like five cool sheets. I talked to carry the other day. And i'm like oh my god. I got just got like five or ten more cool seats for the next couple of shows. It was all because of this website. So you just a. You hit the stumble button and it goes to cool website. That i've never heard of this is what's so neat about is so many websites that are super super cool. That i haven't discovered. I mean the world wide web is super fast. And there's so many cool things. So i'm very excited that it's just an any. No you can like pages so the no show this this guy. The room says he kind of like science. So then i might get more things like that so you can't curate a little bit but it's also a great way to discover new sites. I'll let you know because there's gonna be some coming up on the next vehicle sheets definitely check out stumbled ou. I love it. I'm going to start getting online from that. Is it'll probably be different right because what you say. It's totally random. It's not like we both in fact. That would be a good thing to test after the show will both go site. Hit the stumble button a high pretty sure. It's random why doesn't say. Oh well they stumble once it goes to this website. Yeah goes yeah on an. I think it's just a jumble while especially once you start liking some and then so we'll so then it will definitely be different apps. Camelina knows what you like. Yeah so you can get close seats from it off. that's amazing. yeah. I'm gonna try and just see and also i noticed something you just said worldwide web. Hardly hear that anymore. But i like it. I like it a better internet world wide web to be bigger because i i really want to emphasize how big it was a worldwide. It's very retro. Feels very nineties say worldwide. But it's i. I like it because nineties kid. Www oh that's awesome okay. I'm going to check that. Thank for giving me the source of what was the show link to so we could. Ooh good idea. Yes so ten. Bestest dot com slash three d. and that's just the number three and then d doesn't get easier than that unless it was just three but three d. o. k. I am to my last cool. She and talk about a blog. And i have to say it's interesting. I didn't mean for this to happen. But all of my sheets have had. At least an inkling of something that's been scienc- or techie. Kind of and this so maybe this is a nice wrap up. This blog is called science unsealed. And it's really a lot of random science stuff that's in little nice snippets like i said it's a blog. And so they'll be like one of these articles is something called the thatcher effect and it's like what's thatcher effect and and it shows it's sort of like a psychology thing where it shows four pictures of margaret thatcher and in one of them her eyes and mouth or upside down but you don't notice it because she's upside has there's some psychology stuff in there. There's another have a few links to subcategories and one of them i noticed was household science and one of the articles in there is about. Msg and i was like. Hey wait a minute. Brian talked about that. I've said one fifty three and they essentially went into some of the stuff. Same stuff that you were saying so. That was cool. One of the blog posts is about the science of making maple syrup which is so cool. Because i use maple syrup actually quite a bit like if i want to sweeten something or in my coffee or whatever i'll use it instead of other things and and i was actually wondering like how do you know. Do they do this. And so i was super stoked to see that and they just have all sorts of stuff like things about five g. I don't know about and different things about drug discovery and why they think you should keep your cats indoors. I did not read that one. I don't have a cat but that was interesting and has to do with protecting the environment. So i want to read that and see what they have to say about that so anyway it is all over the place if you just want small snippets on this is created by the illinois science council so these are scientists in this nonprofit. I'm in illinois. That i've created this and i have found some really good articles in here before and then came across the blog and it's great science unsealed short. Whoa that's really cool. Now get some cool. He's from that. One we can trade. There are a lot in there. That is so cool. Yeah that that sounds really. I was like i wanna know about that. I wanna know about that bread. A former clue sheet from it's alive. Bon apetit brad. Just did a maple syrup rancher where he went to harvest so i basically didn't know how they did it either until he literally they like hooked up a little spigot right to the tree. I have heard it in a bucket so they got like real hard and it sounds like from the eighteen. Hundreds of little house on the prairie..
"little house" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Honorary banana isn't official but endeavor and Honore Banana. I think so. You've known Sanjay longer than all of us, right? Yeah. I've called him other things than bananas, though. By the way, someone on Facebook said that Bosco was the original banana and I agree with that. All right, let's do a little. Would you rather there? Longoria? It's would you rather with little son Jay. That man is the guru. The suit Sayer, the truth seeker, buyer of baseball cards for his buddy. These little Sanjay. He joins us every Tuesday and Thursday at this time on the market, and so with would you rather how are you signs? Am I have banana? I am the chairman of bananas. Thank you. Well, what's a good? What's a good Indian fruit? What's a fruit in India that we might not have here and mangoes or not? That we don't have but mangoes of the official free official fruit of it. What's the official fruit of Alabama? Paper cuts. I just made that up by the way, did you stop it? What a burger for Longoria on the way home? No, man. It's between Aniston and Birmingham. So how much out How much? How much further out of your way would you have? It would have been It would have been almost an hour. 30 minutes. There there. I find I have no idea where socialized. Remember that long? Boring. Don't invite Sanjay. Do your kids. First grade graduate that list Have you had to do that? With Kai through his education? Did you have a graduation party for In the garden and preschool. And, um yeah, party. I mean ceremony, a ceremony ceremony. I was like, man. Can we keep that down? All right. Well, all right, I will move along. I don't wanna get riled up. I wanna have some fun right now. Sanjay is gonna ask those questions were gonna answer him here in studio. Please feel free to play along at home or in your car. What is the first question, Sanjay? All right, Please have a theme that you might detect number one. Would you rather make a movie of your life before you were 21 or a movie of your life? After the age of 21. That's a hell of a question, actually, Sanjay so, 21. I was a senior in college. So everything before that, Yep. Or everything. After that. Um Wow. It's too You know, it's two types of movies. I think before 21, it's kind of a NAR rated super bad. Um After 21 it's more of a PG 13 romantic comedy. Um, I'm gonna go and believes that. You know what I mean. Nobody really said you've told enough stories about comes the leading. That was cause nobody believes that. Oh, yeah. Who is the leader? Well, you know, if the 21 in younger you'd find it like a fit You know, after and then 21 over, you got, uh, less the dear John Lovitz. Jon Lovett. I'm gonna go 21 over and it will be based on my career here at WSB radio. Kind of like a private parts. Howard Stern Movie. Devon Greene, Pre 21 Post 21 movie. 21 is all farm in school Post. 21 is all radio and that worked an alternative radio. And there was some lot of stories. Debra Green, by the way that had a great radio scam. Go Went on. God, I hope you don't mind if I tell this like she would be going apart for concerts downtown, and she was working for 99 X And instead of paying, like $30 for parking should be like 81 to 99 X T shirt. I would ask if they want Didn't say Hey, here's a shirt like Hey, will you take this shirt like Yeah. Okay, that doesn't work for a M. 7 53 tries Low T Chuck pre 21 or post 21 way cooler stuff happened post 21 so I would look but seriously, I would finance a movie about your years. Growing up. You would be fascinated with most people would just go watch reruns like Little House on the long version A to our Little House on the Prairie. Percent have you received? Um What's a Kevin? Kevin.
"little house" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A party. And kind of the remnants of a party. All right. Well, if you're just joining us, I'm Scott Shaffer here with Marisa Lagos. You're listening to political breakdown from KQED, and we're talking with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren. She represents the city of San Jose and places south like Gilroy and Morgan Hill. We want to ask about your your beginnings. You know, we always like to ask our guests about their childhoods and How they got to where they are. Now. You were born and raised in the bay Area in San Matteo. What was it like back then? So different than it is today, Right? Relieved, actually born in San with you, but my Parents moved to South Palo Alto when I was three years old, so I actually grew up in South Palo Alto and a very different town than it is today. My dad was a truck driver. My mother was a cook at the company, High school cafeteria. And later she was a secretary. The block I grew up on and south power all that was all blue collar. I don't think there was single person who'd gone to college. Everybody. I think everybody was a union member. It was like after World War two. All the G Uys bought these little houses. It was $9000 house with the G I bill. And raise had kids and raise their families and it was a great place of it was kind of difficult for the parents and sometimes, but it was a great place to be a kid and You know, I I have very fond memories of my childhood and on the block I grew up on. Yeah, I mean, you mentioned it was kind of blue collar. I'm curious. It seems like you went pretty headlong into politics at a pretty young age was politics something you all talked about it home. What? Really expected to go to college? Like, what was the vibe around that? My parents and especially, my mother were very political. You know they had they were high school graduates. But you know, no one had gone to college. But my mother really believed in my parent, my father too, but especially my mother that the government belonged to her right. She was responsible for it. And we would walk pretty things. She was a Democrat. And you know, some mothers would go the march of dimes. We did dollars for Democrats awarded the war. And we would go to the Democratic club meetings and a dinner. You know, we would have dinner together every night and we would talk about you know the president and there we would work on campaigns. I'm not everybody did that. I was only later that I found that Not everybody in their dining room was talking about this and so Um Did they expect you to go to college? I don't know. Well, I You know how I went to college. Mrs. Helen Huntington, who just passed away recently was a counselor, Gunn High School and I actually called me in and she said you ought to be thinking about going to college and I said, Well, how am I gonna do that? We don't have any money, and she said, Well, don't worry about that, and I was getting pretty good grades. But, she said get the bees upto A's And, uh, The money will be there, and for some reason I believed her. So I got the beast, The haze and the A's a pluses and I got Noticed that I had won a California state scholarship, and I panicked because I had applied for California state scholars Mrs Huntington had from me, and so I ended up I got into Stanford applied to two colleges Stanford and Berkeley. Because I didn't know where I didn't know. That was the only two colleges I really knew about. And I got into both. But it was cheaper. Go to Stanford because the scholarship didn't cover fees on Lee tuition. And so that's how I ended up doing that. Okay? And when did you start going by so because you were given a Miss Susan, right? I was like 98 and so all my life. I've Yeah, And when and how many people call you, Zoe? Because I've heard you called. So it incorrectly. Someone you don't know me, Um You know, I don't even remember at this point, but it's Zsa long ago. Well, it's stuck, obviously. Yeah, sure did. So go ahead. You know, after law school, I was going to say you we want to talk about when one of your like me and policy areas is immigration on bond, And I'm curious how you came to that was that Did that have anything to do with where you were going to law school and being in California? Or was it just an area of law that interested? You? You know, I think a number of things I was very close to my father's father, who was an immigrant from Sweden. We used to go over to their They lived in San Leandro. We used to go over to their house for dinner like every Sunday and I would just as soon as we got to their house. I'd make a beeline for him, and we would talk until it was time to eat. And he would tell me you know about his life and about being an immigrant and about the old country He loved. America is very proud of being an American citizen. I was very interested in. You know, you just pick up and go to another country and it changed everything. Um, and then I guess I was interested just in the movements of people. I remember when I was, I think it's sixth grade. I did a big well big for 1/6 grader report on the movements of people in Africa. Why was it that you know this group moved here and what you know? And when I worked for Edwards, I did immigration work for him, and I've just always been interested in it. You know, immigration? Made this country I mean, everybody here except the native Americans. Their family came from someplace and recent. I don't have immigrant very close in our family. Yeah, Living something for me. It's my grand parents. Sometimes it might be their great great grand parents. But everybody here came from someplace else. And that's what made the country and made the country great. I think You are one of seven. What are being called closers that Nancy Pelosi Speaker Pelosi has designated do that. That was Linda. Okay. Linda Sanchez okay from Southern California, But nonetheless you are one of seven who are sort of being charged with shepherding through the house. This immigration reform bill that President Biden has sent over..
"little house" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Weeks in between is just a syriza parties. Not this year, though not this year. No, not this year. But it's It's a lot of fun to be there the week before the Super Bowl. I mean, there's when I say a lot of good parties. I mean, a lot of good parties. The EA Sports Party is always by far. The best party that happens because they set up a giant video screen and all these NFL players come, and they play themselves on on the football game on EA Sports. It's truly super super fun. So if they moved it to Saturday, they would lose a day of partying. They would lose the Saturday night parties. I'm not kidding. I think that's the only reason the NFL hasn't moved it. Cause there's there all the hoopla that goes into it. You know what the best benefit of Corona virus has been? What Uh, no Pro bowl. Stupid Provo. Finally, they canceled that thing. The worst game and sports history. It's not even a competition on every every year. It's the score is like 54 to 53. Because no one tackles anyone. It's it's always been stupid. And thank you, Covic for finally putting the final stake through its heart. Let me ask, Let me ask this because in every other sport, you have an all Star break right? And then you have the all stars and they come out. They play the end, then the All Star game. Let's be real. The last NBA All Star game that I paid attention. I think it was like 1 26 toe 1 20. I mean, you know there's no defense whatsoever. But what could the NFL do, too? Because if you've been to the Pro Bowl, that's an experience where you can kind of be up up close and personal a little bit with the actual players that are there. You have far more access to the Pro Bowl than you do with the Super Bowl, or you have in the normal season. You know, for years and years. It was just a free trip to Hawaii, right? You know, in the middle of winter, and then when they start when they decided to move it out of Hawaii. What's the point? What's the point of it now? You know, there is no point and now that they have an evening of celebration. I don't know what the heck that is, but at least they don't play the dumb game. What is the evening of celebration? That sounds lame. They recognize all the power players who would have been in the Pro Bowl if there was a Pro Bowl, but there's not. So who cares? Do they get certificates? I don't know. I feel like they should get certificates. You know? Like best play by a lineman. Why don't they have what they change into like an awards show? Why don't they do it like Major League Baseball? Does he have your m V P or rookie of the year after the season's over and there a few headlines and interviews and that's that You don't play a game because of it, but they have the All Star game. That's my point in the All Star game. Is this baseball game sometimes game? I know, I know. But what I'm saying is, that's the time when a lot of football players get together with other players that they either know or don't know it's a social gathering as much as anything else, and I could care as you care about that. Why I'm not asking you to is a fan. Yeah, just saying trying to work with the NFL here. Trying to work with the NFL. 303713 85 85 Let me talk to go to Susie and Loveland first, very important call today. Hey, Susie, you're on K away. What's on your mind? Hi, Mandy. You're talking about all these great parties and you miss the most important one. What's that? That would be dates party, You know? Are you having a birthday on Sunday? Yes, He is Davis turning 72 on Sunday. But Dave is now he's had one coronavirus shot. He's waiting for a second coronavirus shot and then we'll be ready to party. Otherwise he's wrapped in bubble wrap in his apartment. I am grateful to the rest of the world for celebrating on my birthday. Exactly. You know, having a good time and my behalf? Yes. Dave and I are birthday buddies. We share a birthday so every year as mine comes along, I think that baby He's just a great guy. I love his contributions, and Susie simply think of compliments. He becomes insufferable. If you're too nice to him, you have to really tamped down his ego. He's acting like the second one this year. Wow, He's gotten too compliments this year already, and it's only February. We gotta ratchet this back, okay? Susan, you happy birthday to you. How old are you, Susie and my tacky for asking. No, you're not tacky for asking. I'm I'm gonna be 46. Good for you, Susie. Mid forties were very, very good to me. So I hope they're good for you, too. It's been a little way we share with your birthday. Your son got engaged. You do We like her? We love her. Yes. I could not have picked her better if I got to choose. Oh, wow. Mom, that is some high praise right there. Well, congratulations. Are they going to do a wedding next year? What are they doing? Well, they're kind of thinking June 1 blessing about Coke. It is that when you have family that you really don't know if you want to have the wedding, you could just say, Well, it's so small. It's covert 19 use it to your advantage. Susie, do whatever you gotta do. Just do whatever you got to Diogo. With Susie. We share a birthday with Charles chickens, so we should be proud and more Ingles Loveless. Oh, I did not know that. Do you know here's a fun fact about little house on the prairie that I just learned? Since Little House on the prairie, the television show premiered. I think in 1974, it has been on the air continuously somewhere in syndication since then. It is never gone off the air. Think about that for a second. That's amazing. That's 47 years. Exactly. Exactly. Baby. Susie. I appreciate the phone call. You have a happy birthday as well. Happy birthday. So, Mandy you too, Dave. Thank you. Let me get Terry. Hearing your own Kay away. What's on your mind? Thank you. Very happy Friday. I wanted to comment on your D. M V. Topic. For what? There are remedies without having to jump through a lot of hoops to get your license place. Renewed. I mind expired by 12. 2020 on the back one car and I went online Sunday and the whole process took about Over five minutes. Well, there's you gotta think about this because I've had several e mails from people who have bought vehicles. So they don't have a tag to renew. They have to get a new tag, and one woman said she got she got an appointment four months after her tag expired last fall. That's a different thing. You're right. Yes, Also, there's a kiosk in the lot of people don't know this. There's a kiosk A T. King Soopers and Greenwood Village on US, Yosemite and Bellevue. Yeah, You know that one? No. There's a lot of chaos it a lot of different things Super, so they're usually they're the very front of the store. They're green. I think for some reason, Yeah, And so there's a lot of ways but you have to already have a tag. Get to use that service. And that I think is a lot of the problem or people have some kind of other issue that has to be addressed. So yeah, it's become a huge deal..
"little house" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"You care for those who accept care, and you go to the Salvation Army, which operates everywhere in the United States. You go to Union rescue and you go to the alliance for human rights don't have to be faith based, could be secular. You cannot exclude one of the other. And you get it out of local government. Because local government believe it or not, God, I love the people, local government. They don't even know this. Public choice. There'ii militates, the government has no incentive to solve a problem. To which a bureaucracy has been assigned. Because of bureaucracy as an incentive to propagate itself and get people to the 20 year pension mark that is gospel truth. That's how it works. That's why it never gets solved when you leave it to the government. Get a smart individual like Rick Caruso, and there are many Rick Crusoe's right. You give them the money? They don't get paid by the way. I did 17 years on a commission. No pension. For me. It's the only job in Southern California that didn't have pension benefits. I insisted when they set it up in Orange County. You have nobody a pension on this thing, they don't recruit credit zero You know when people serving per pension credits in California to nightmare how many people have pensions? And give $100 a day. Which is a lot of money. It sounds like except everyone. I know on that commission with losing money every time they showed up because it took hours to get there. Get through it, get home and their their hourly rate and I didn't build a dime that sort of thing. Everyone served for free or negative. Never let anybody whose job it is to solve the problem beyond the commission that solving the problem. Never And then by and and Dow by and in doubt. That's how you solve any problem. Mary in California 1 805 201234. What say you, Mary? High heel. This is Mary. I just wanted to, um, to add something to what you were saying about the institutions and how we need to rely on some of them like with recruits on. I really, really appreciate people like that. I think we're missing probably the strongest and the most influential and that is the family. I found myself. Raising this issue with my sister, who was Down in a woman's shelter. In San Bernadino with her two daughters and three grandchildren. No place to go. They found in the apartment for her one bedroom, roach infested apartment and I was absolutely appalled. I saw 56 people living in this tiny little apartment and I said, Come on, let's go look around for something else. And by chance, 2009 housing was very affordable in San Bernadino. I found a little three bedroom, one bath house and find neighborhood. Find her neighborhood in San Bernadino taken around the city. I bought it in 11. Years later, she's thriving in that little house and Mary. That is exactly what I just described. If you put people into decent housing. I'm not talking about roach infested hotel. You buy the cheapest unit available in the geographical area, and sometimes you have to disperse. Sam Bernini always gets upset because they say Probation. Violators get dumped in San Bernadino That's kind of in the tall weeds. But if you invest people in tiny little houses or clean community, they will thrive. Not everyone but a lot of people and they've thrived right? Yes, but I think you have to bring in the family element. But family has to be that safety net. I pay the mortgage on that Little house, which is $400 a month I bought it for 70,000. It was a deal. It's a nice neighborhood. It's safer neighborhood. The family. It's a safety net for two or three years got back to work you had, you know, a little bit of help, you know, financially didn't give her the money. But I gave her the groceries and I paid her utility bills, and now she's So much better for Children have graduated from from high school and college and I tell you, you just she just needed help. That is the model. That is the model and it is better if the family does it 100% agree with you. There are some people for whom there is no family. But there are people who have families ready to help, but they tried. They've gone through rehab for five times, and that's when the army steps in. Again. 66,000 people in L. A 66,000 solutions. One of those solutions. What's that? I said thank you for bringing this issue up because I think so important today. Oh, it's it's it is. It is not only this issue if you want to solve Cove it you want to sell mental health. You want to stop crime? Everything begins with unsheltered people. It's actually ground zero for a free market society is handling the people who are for whatever reason incapable at that time of taking care of themselves. Very great call. I appreciate it. God bless you would that more family members did exactly that. Then the government wouldn't have to step in. But sometimes there is no family, and that does not work. So again. 66,000 people in L A or 150,000 people in New York. 66,000 solutions in L. A 150,000 solutions in New York. It starts by buying and endowing buying and endowing. Now sponsor time. I want you to buy relief factor dot com and in.
"little house" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"In American sports. To your point, right here is the bar conversation right now, Let's go keep it with team sports. Is he Even maybe better. Then the great one and Wayne Gretzky. Well, in my opinion, Yeah, because Wayne Gretzky's not even the greatest hockey winner. The rocket was charred 1 11 Stanley culture with not more reason his younger brother on re the power pocket 1 11 standing comes to Montreal Canadians in his 20 year NHL career. Gretzky, though, didn't something Maura than just win. Yeah, he went beyond he would be on the road that was an orchestrated trade from Edmund tend to L. A to make hockey more popular of the United States. Absolutely. That's why that that's why Gretzky was basically forced to leave Edmondson. When you have that kind of clout. Coach. I mean, you're you're you're in rarified air. I mean, Tom Brady is right there and in that conversation, win or lose on Sunday and it has to be a win. Last man. You go to 10 Super Bowls. You've got six name inelegant. Name me another outside. What? Charles Haley's got five, right? Charles over his five yes until the five Super Bowls, but you're playing the most important position. In all of sports. And you're going to 10 and you've got six already Win or lose. I mean, I think that what he's done is Will never be matched again. Well, it's almost already done it. Don't grand played in 10 Championships, 17. 105 games over that span of the Cleveland Browns, So it's already done. It's already been done. That's not in the Twitter world with a 53 man roster and and everything else. I'm not gonna discount a guy winning seven champs in 10 years, this kind of country played on Little House to play with the Ingalls family. I don't care. I don't Graham is legendary, especially in Ohio. Right. But still, dude, I mean, this thing in age It is different. You know The times are different because you don't want to go back in history and learn about the history that I say that aloud. Have. I said too much. Have a lot of it Is this do win or lose? What he's been able to do is and I can't 43. I can't even fathom. If he gets another one. I can't even imagine what that narrative is going to sound like with the latest version of Captain America. What was it like to coach pageant Mahomes before he became Patrick Mahomes. That guest will join us.
"little house" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"They'll do that deal. You mean you have to lean on him, but they'll do that deal. That's a good deal for them and their portfolio. That loan they hold it in their portfolio. That loan work and that will save you $1800 over two years, approximately Maybe closer to 2000, and that's worth a trip to the bank, right? It was probably worth doing, but it's not your problem, right? You're you know, I think you used the right word fixated on the interest rate You fixate on the wrong thing. Be fixated on kicking 90 G, but And getting it out of your life. And next time you started project like this begin with the end in mind. Because you have way overdone the little House. Well, I'm way over. Done More. So, Dave. You mortgaged your home? Yeah, mortgaged the place where your family lives for a fun 700 square foot. Over overdone Did you spend 90 grant me run that out? That's $1000 a square foot? Yeah, we just found this thing's go golden baseboard. Oh, my God, it's you know, Yeah. You can keep your lot in southern Mississippi for $1000 a foot. I'll tell you what, man you could buy most of Southern Mississippi. Yeah, go a long way. So, Yeah, Cam that Z anyway, begin with the end in mind on projects better budgets on them. They give you more reasonable returns. But you, you know, whatever mess you've made here certainly can be cleaned up and the fastest way to fix this is to pay it off the fastest way possible. Opened phones a triple 882552 to 5. You guys jump in. We'll talk about your life and your money so We back up? What would I have done? If I woke up in issues I got Mama's old homeplace over here. I want to put a place on it. I make $120,000 a year. Current residents has no mortgage. What we did. You save up and you pay cash. That's right. For whatever you're gonna do it. Number one. And you could have done the exact same deal in two years. A spaying this off in two years. And then you to pay cash is you went now Here's what will happen when you pay cash instead of alone. You know, it's been $90,000 on a 700 square foot aware this thing when you're spending your own money and sort of borrowed money, you're more careful with it. Because suddenly you feel like we got 150 to spend on this project right instead off. We need to get this. We want to have a vision for this and we're gonna do it. We're going to see that vision with when you write the check that he locked. You don't feel it. That real money, no money. When you write your check out of your savings that you pounded to put in there for two years, you're like I think we need to golden baseboards. That's right. Let's just go with would it changes the whole thing? Oh,.
"little house" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"This save money in the hope of the Valley Chief program officer Lori Kraft says the site was cleared of garbage. It was great it and paid hooked up to utilities to make way for 39 homes. Little House up 2 75 people and connect them with services. We know that many times. People are not ready to go from an encampment right into permanent housing, and sometimes when that happens, they fall back out of it again, which is costly at the end of the day in North Hollywood, Chris and Carl Okay if I knew it's fire season again in Australia, where the season is midsummer, a wildfire in western Australia north of Perth. Already destroyed several dozen homes. In one neighborhood. Four out of five homes were lost. At one point it got so bad that people were ordered not to evacuate their homes because officials warned the heat would kill them before the fire did, and Lego has joined the world of SMR. That is sounds. People listen to because it gives them tingles Track. One is called, Built for two Now here is wild as the wind and then this one's called the Waterfall each track last 30 minutes. The sounds are made exclusively. You get using Lego bricks. The playlist is on all major streaming platforms. Check out a wreck on the five go to Santa Ana on the five South and just four Main Street reported a wreck here in the two right lanes. You're looking at some pretty heavy traffic at the Orange Crush Interchange City of Orange, 22 east and Intestines are right. The 55. I should say the 55 North found there is the left lane of that connector road is going to be blocked for.
"little house" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Seven half the hour Now I am very excited to introduce you to Victoria Keelan and J. Kirshner. Jennifer is off today because they were huffing and puffing and blew her house down, apparently or close to it Anyway. They had 100 Mile an hour winds. Yeah, registered in the Santa Ana winds. Its It was nuts over the hill last night and she said we were joking. You know, you're always like to make fun of her neighborhood and so mattress apparent head florist had been blown around her neighborhood and landed. Was it Phil? Was it on her front porch or something like a mattress blown up against her house? That neighborhood? Don't let Doug know that because he gets well, it's off the There's a main street that runs through someone which The 2 10 exit into her neck of the woods. If you will looks like a lot of other neighborhoods that are on that side of the hill on. So when you you know, you go up the street and then they're a couple of side streets. And you go down the side streets against pretty seedy or her. This is her grandmother's house that she lives in, and she bought it from them when they were moving to wherever they moved to. And so it was. It meant something to her, and it's a nice little house. It's very cute, very well done. As you can imagine. Jennifer is manicured to a T. And so the house is exactly the same. Inside and outside. It's you know, there used to be with first time I ever went there. There was an old car station wagon. Just sitting in the field because she has a couple of lattes with the house. And and so I've always teased her about that. But some of the houses you have been down the street wolf. You think you were in Appalachia? It really is not a great neighborhood anyway. That has nothing do with the weather the weather just but the because things are cared for less there. It's bad enough. The city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County authorities are as bad as they are. Had taking care of that. I mean, the whole business about what happened with the fires is just and what we're seeing now in California. It's endemic of how the what the mentality is of the people who worked there who lived there and let these people get away with it. You know, there's that sort of lazy of a man. This is California. Well, you can't live like that anymore. It just doesn't work and in California would have been so many people. It used to move in. Now they're moving out. They're gonna have one hell of a problem there with the tax base that is weakening as it is somebody's gonna have to stand up to the to the continuing spending increase in taxes. Some of the Santa Monica The real estate tax has been up 6% this year. What are you nuts? What do you think people are going to come up with his money? No matter how much money they have, at some point time, the party's over. And the party is over. So they're speaking of taxes, Ladies. The coveted Situation last year. Where did they pushed? The was pushed from Abel? That July wasn't it last year? And so are we were just talking off the air. Whether we have the same deadline deferment and doesn't look like that's going to be the case. So April 15th is coming. I was with my tax account last night. Trying to figure out you know where to go? What to do? How tow figure the P p p stuff and small business long and all that kind of stuff. And then how you know, do we do we fit that all in? The Iris has closed down. Listen to this. They have closed down the Elektronik filing. Let's say you got all your stuff for your for your doing the short form or whatever it is. And you're all done. And you want to send it in Elektronik, Lee? Uh, Nope, it was. It's usually it had been a guest last year got shut down until the end of January. Shut it down, I think Go February, 17th. So how is this you get you gotta wonder how these people are. Even when you hear some of the stories coming out of the I R s how they even run the place. It kind of remind the same people must be in charge. Of the irises are in charge of elections because it's that in confidence. It's that kind of that kind of foolish stuff on Denny Way s O some of the things that people have been thinking. Okay. We're working at home. That's great. I could deduct the cost of my home office. S so why can't you do that? Because most of us have home offices and most of his deduct for the office, saying, Here's the thing If you are employed, if your fault if you're a full time employee Of a company where you normally go to the others, but you have. But you've been at home that doesn't count as a home office. But if you're self employed, and you've always had a home office, you can continue to count that as your house that who makes these rules up? How is that fair? That's not fair. If you're worried from home, you don't have any choice. It should be able to deduct the cost of your home office period. End of story. God, these people well. What I mean. Well, I mean, I see it both ways. I mean, in my case, my husband normally commutes into Manhattan. It's an hour and a half commute each way he march 13th was the last day that he was in the city communing when then everybody shut down. So obviously you know, he won't be back in the office until probably, you know, maybe the late summer. We're not sure but the fact that he hasn't been commuting he's actually saved in a year. He saved about $7000. So by not commuting, and so I think when, when you When you look at that, that's that's he wouldn't get a deduction of $7000..
"little house" Discussed on X96
"Spelling, it's hot. Uh, s so why waste service potatoes, huh? All right, yeah, but it's it's like you can get like Thanksgiving on a potato roll. Amazing on a potato. It sounds delicious and cranberry. You have your gravy. It's amazing. I would just you know is, Robert says maybe we could improve the name may be adding Hakuna in front of it? No, because that name is just terrible. I'm the restaurant. Sounds great. But that's just one of the worst names I've ever heard. Anyway. Potato, please, Kunis potatoes. Thank you, Robert. That Z choice, All right? So that means that Gina goes first. Becky, this first question is for her to answer exclusively if she gets it correct, and she gets a point. If she gets it incorrect, you get a chance to answer it correctly and steal the point away. We'll go back and forth and do that till somebody has three points, all right. Engage your parking bike it let's begin. Okay. I'm gonna have to skip this one because Gina When we talked about it earlier, but little house on the Prairie Little Little House question. You're ruining my questions. Oh, sorry. Besides, that wasn't him. That was Marilyn Manson, Gina. Yes. What role earned Jason his status as a teen idol in the mid eighties. Today. David Hogan on the Hogan Family. Be Byork from Ork on Mork and Mindy. See Josh Savino on the Wonder years. Or D Sharkboy from Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Well, that would be a Carrie. Of course. Hmm. Okay. Okay. I'm holding now. I threw in just the vino on the wonder years because I wanted to confuse you. That was that was Marilyn Manson. Who? Oh, That's right. I wonder you're so little confusion. All right? That's one to nothing for Gina. And now, Becky. Get the chance. Go ahead. All right, you, Becky. What is the name of the production company that he created Jason Bateman with Will Arnett. He and we'll learn it teamed up to create a production company. All right. What was that? What's the name of the production company? Is it, eh? Elite liberal media Hollywood Agenda Productions be Dum dum Productions. See better than you productions. Or D, I am not Maryland Manson Productions. I'm going with me that I have honestly, no, I am see better than you productions. This is correct. That is incorrect. Gina Chance to steal. Dumb, dumb, dumb dumb is correct, Becky. It's two to nothing Gina's favor and she controls the question a chance to just sweep you away. Right now. All right, already. I mean, if someone has to sweep me away, I'd like it to be Gina. Oh, thanks, Becky. Okay, I'm gonna find one for Gina here. Let's see. Give me a hard one care hardest when you got all right. All right. Here we go. Okay. Why didn't Jason Bateman ever receive his high school diploma? Okay. Was it a Late fees on catcher in the Rye at the library were astronomical. Be. He was in rehab with his small wonder co star Marilyn Manson. See he was in the witness protection program. Or D. He missed his finals because he was filming teen Wolf too. Well, I'm gonna have to go with B on that one. That one. Okay. What? What's the answer? I'm sorry He was He missed his finals because he was filming Teen Wolf too. All right. And that's it. Becky. Sorry, I'll back. You don't think you get a prize have ability? His Becky is introduced us to Ah, wonderful restaurant that just serves potatoes and I love potatoes. So I think That alone should get hurry radio from hell. Facemask. We're getting reviews from people who have been to spud Taito and they say yes, Terrible name, but it's just delicious. Do they have potatoes.
"little house" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Would anticipate that renters, rights advocates probably, you know, reference my column in the future, right? That's what I would expect. For. Sure, Of course, right controls a very controversial issue, and there are people who are really pushing hard for rent controlled shell. It's currently illegal. Um, but you know, this would I think, would certainly fuel give fuel to that argument that we need it or or just just in general renter protections. There aren't you know, there aren't that many in Seattle compared to some other cities that are very heavily, you know, renter occupied So Yeah, I think I think absolutely. Yeah. Right, because once the once you get a Dominant part of the population as renters that actually starts changing the political structure as well. And that started to make it there advocating for something sometimes very, very different than maybe what a homeowner isn't. I think the zoning regulations are perfect example of where that becomes Really pointed really kind of nasty fight between people who want to retain their little house. You know, in in Greenwood and right next to them, you know, somebody is building townhouses that block out the sun and suddenly you know, that is something that that leads to years of anguish and a lot of resentment and frequently Lawsuits. Please don't get me started on this, haven't you? Oh, my God. Did it? Um I'll say this. No, like I just again like I'm gonna always be for For the homeowner further for the For the single family home, get rid of 1000 condos and rezoning these areas. Honest, I get it. I get some of the frustrations, but we have to keep our communities the same, Its texture its culture. It's people having the access now to our own homes. It's big business, not running everything. It's a complete trickle down effect. And you follow that out 50 years from now or even 20 years from now, with how rapidly things move, man. We're in a scary place, right? All of a sudden, everything's bought off and you don't have access and you can't get No man, that is a It's a scary precedent to set. I know our generation thinks all how bad could it be right? It's almost like when the Republicans are trying to sell the Democrats, you guys, they're socialists, and they're like, Wow. No big deal, but no. If you just keep going eventually you've got a socialist society. And so there has to be checks and balances on all of this. And so, Yeah, I'm always gonna particularly from the Central district and the south end. So I watched gentrification moved to.
"little house" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"You to our regularly scheduled mediocre radio show. Well, it wasn't an accident that I played a promo from ABC, because that network is getting ready to do something that I think a lot of you will be very excited about. Welcome back Jason and Alexis in the morning. I'm I talking to 71 It's Friday, December 18th and Jason Lexus off for a few days dawns here. Kenny's here You're here. We're talking re boots. We just discussed little house on the prairie that has been ordered to Syriza's, They say in the business, but it doesn't have a network home yet. And they're still looking for writers. But it's coming back. It's coming. You got mail and we got a tweet. I should say for Megan Lane, who brings up a really good point, she writes, If Little House Stays true to the actual books. I am game. The original show took a lot of liberties. Good point. I didn't know that I didn't read the original books. Because it is a worthy question. Are there opportunities? I think Megan would probably be nodding her head. Because if you're gonna if you're gonna bring this show back, there should be a reason. You know what I mean? It's like I always say, Don't remake a movie unless there's a reason to do so, you know what is the reason to redo this? Are there opportunities that the original show missed in the original text? Yeah, I think the biggest one is the first book is called Little House in the Big Woods. Which takes place before they moved to the prairie, and that's all skipped in the show. So that's AH, deep Wisconsin or deeper Minnesota. Yeah. Woods? Yeah, the big words. I mean, they're up in there where he has to, you know, Kill a bear, and they make maple syrup and all kinds of fun stuff in the woods. So, basically Kenny on a weekend, right? And then there's the banks of Plum Creek was that after big house or before on the banks of Plum Creek, that was, um, that was before So I think it's a second. Look, I read all these books like multiple times. 10 of them. I think, Pa Ingalls. Papa was a rolling stone boy. He couldn't keep still. Yeah, he was always be. That's what we should work on. Papa. Popeye Ingles, always on the on the move. Let's let's move. Folks gonna build another log house. Son. Really? Oh, see, I would never have known that because again. I'm not familiar with the original text so well, there we go right there. You answered it. That's it. That's the whole season right there just to hold the whole first season Little house in the Big woods. And then their whole move. I mean, that's a big deal. Super traumatic, you know? Okay, thanks, Megan Lane. I have an audio clue to the next big reboot that I just tease that said that it's from ABC. So take a listen to this and see if you can figure out what show was coming back. 30 something or no. Some Barbara Oh, no. Oh, the nighttime So you know, it's the one starring the gal that married, uh, Indiana Jones. Nope. Oh, Callisto, Lockhart. Yeah, she did whatever she was. Yeah, It's that one time so time, so Oh, I don't know. Data's all my Children, my kids, Okay? I.
"little house" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"To our regularly scheduled mediocre radio show. Well, it wasn't an accident that I played a promo from ABC, because that network is getting ready to do something that I think a lot of you will be very excited about. Welcome back Jason and Alexis in the morning. I'm I talking to 71 It's Friday, December 18th. I'm Jason. Lexus off for a few days dawns here. Kenny's here You're here. We're talking re boots. We just discussed little house on the prairie that has been ordered to Syriza's, They say in the business, but it doesn't have a network home yet. And they're still looking for writers. But it's coming back. It's coming big got mail, and we got a tweet. I should say for Megan Lane, who brings up a really good point, she writes, If Little House Stays true to the actual books. I am game. The original show took a lot of liberties. Good point. I didn't know that I didn't read the original books because it is a worthy question. Are there opportunities? I think Megan would probably be nodding her head. Because if you're gonna if you're gonna bring this show back, there should be a reason. You know what I mean? It's like I always say, Don't remake a movie unless there's a reason to do so, you know what is the reason to redo this? Are there opportunities that the original show missed in the original text? Yeah, I think the biggest one is the first book is called Little House in the Big Woods. Which takes place before they moved to the prairie, and that's all skipped in the show. So that's AH, deep Wisconsin or deeper Minnesota. Yeah. Big Woods. Yeah, the big words. I mean, they're up there where he has to, you know, Kill a bear, and they make maple syrup and all kinds of fun stuff in the woods. So, basically Kenny on a weekend, right? And then there's the banks of Plum Creek was that after big house or before on the banks of Plum Creek, that was, um, that was before So I think it's a second. Look, I read all these books like multiple times. 10 of them. I think, Pa Ingalls. Papa was a rolling stone boy. He couldn't keep still. Yeah, he was always be. That's what we should work on. Papa. Popeye Ingles, always on the on the move. Let's let's move. Folks gonna build another log house. Son. Really? Oh, see, I would never have known that because again. I'm not familiar with the original text so well, there we go right there. You answered it. That's it. That's the whole season right there just to hold the whole first season Little house in the Big woods. And then their whole move. I mean, that's a big deal. Super traumatic, you know? Okay, thanks, Megan Lane. I have an audio clue to the next big reboot that I just tease that said that it's from ABC. So take a listen to this and see if you can figure out what show was coming back. 30 something you're no. Oh, that's something Oh, no, the nighttime So you know, it's it's the one starring the gal that married, uh, Indiana Jones. Nope. Oh, Callisto, Lockhart. Yeah, she said whatever she was, Yeah, It's that time so time, so oh, I don't know. Data's all my Children, kids, Okay? I.