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A highlight from 419// Telling The Difference Between Weeds and Wheat: A Devotional Bible Study on Matthew 13:24-30
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We've realized that we are her first experience with faith, you know, and what she sees in us, and we're really mindful of how we react to things and how we speak. I've always thought, like, I'm not raising this kid to just grow up, right? I'm raising them to be a fully grown adult who is functional in society. As a father, as a parent, I feel my goal in life is to share the very best parts of me. Those values that you guys instilled in us certainly is something that we give to ours. Find Words of Life wherever you get your podcasts, or visit WordsOfLifePodcast .org to start listening. This holiday, the Home Depot is helping you get gifts that keep on giving by making sure they keep on going. Right now, when you buy a select battery kit from Ryobi, Milwaukee, RIDGID, DeWalt, or Makita, you get an eligible tool for free. Just pick a brand, pick a battery kit, and get a tool free. Give the gift of more doing this holiday with the Home Depot. How doers get more done. Valued at participating stores and online, one per transaction. Discount taken at checkout. Full, eligible tool list in store and online. Valued October 23rd, 2023 through January 28th, 2024. Hey friends, welcome back to the Hearing Jesus Podcast. I'm your host, Rachel Grohl. Today we are continuing our discussion of Matthew Chapter 13. So if you're just joining us and this is your first time listening to the podcast, welcome. We're glad you're here. What we're doing is we're in a series of an introduction to the Gospels where I'm walking through the Gospel of Matthew and chapter by chapter, verse by verse, we're talking about some of the things that we easily overlook because we are in a different time and space than the original audience was. And the reason why we do that is because there are things that the original audience, Jewish living people in a farming community would have understood that is sometimes lost on us. And so I want to point some of those things out to help you understand how this message of the Gospel is relevant to you in your life today. If you would like to dive a little bit deeper, we have resources available for you every day. There are journal prompts that go along with each episode as well as a family discussion guide, and you can get the links for that in the show notes. And then we also offer spiritual direction and one on one life coaching to help you dive That's what you're interested in. You can go to shears .org for that as well. So we are in Matthew chapter 13, and we're picking back up at verse 24. It says, Jesus told them another parable. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed seeds among the wheat and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. The owner servants came to him and said, Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from? An enemy did this, he replied. The servants asked him, Do you want us to go and pull them up? No, he said, because while you were pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time, I will tell the harvesters first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned, then gather wheat and bring it to my barn. So at first glance, this may feel very similar to what we studied yesterday, which was the parable of the soils. And I would encourage you to go back and listen to yesterday's episode if you haven't done that so far. But it's the same theme, but it means something a little bit different. And you have to remember who this audience was that Jesus was speaking to. This original audience was a group of people that likely were farmers. And in that time frame, there was a lot of wealthy landowners that controlled most of that rural land throughout the I mean, that was throughout the Roman Empire, not just in this location. But their estates were worked either by free peasants or by slaves. And honestly, essentially, most of their situations were very, very similar. The only difference would be the fact that the slaves could be beaten or sold. But as far as their stature and their status in life, they live very similar lives. And so many of the hearers of Jesus that were in this crowd would have been rural farmers on these larger estates. And they would have really identified with this situation that he's describing. So they would have identified with the soil story from yesterday. And then this story about the weeds, they would have understood what the struggle was about. And before we get into that, I just want to make note about a couple things. First, the crop that's going to be produced in the life of the person who is good soil. So this is going back to what we talked about yesterday, this idea of good soil. The crop is for the kingdom of heaven to operate. And many think that that crop is referring to converts, people that are one to Christ through the believer. And yes, that is partially true. But in this context, it goes a little bit deeper to this more fundamental idea of transformation of the person who has encountered this kingdom of heaven experience. And so in the forest soil yesterday, we were talking about the four kinds of soil in the forest soil. That crop represents the working of the Holy Spirit inside the life of that seed or you and I, that person, that seed falls on good soil. And so there's a reference there to this production of good fruit. And later in Galatians, we'll study this. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can go there and read in Galatians chapter five about the fruit of the Spirit and what that is. It is the gifts of the Spirit within the believer's life. And that results in these characteristics that are produced by the Spirit of God working through the life of the believer. And so this external creation of this kind of Spirit produced righteousness and these good works that are done, they're now coming up through these new converts where it's not just about them praying a prayer or them making the decision to follow Jesus, but it's about them producing good fruit, a good crop, a good harvest, the fruit of their lives. And so that's what we want to look for when we're talking about good soil is not just the fact that somebody receives that word, but that they internalize it and they develop this relationship with Christ. So as we're going through a couple of things in verse 25, it says about while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed seeds among the wheat and went away. Now, in that culture, they often would sleep after lunch, but most of the time, the greatest length of time that they would be sleeping would be at night. And either way, it could have happened at either time at lunchtime or even at nighttime. But this was something that was very common in that timeframe. Ancient farmers sometimes fought. Sometimes it would be over land. Sometimes it would be over relationships. Lots of different things, money. And a Roman law had to actually forbid this practice of sowing poisonous seeds into a neighbor's field. And so do you have to think about what was their diet? The most basic staple of their diet in the entire ancient world was what? So wheat was critical. And most of the time we're talking about seed, we're talking about wheat. And so what the enemy or the neighbor that wanted to get back at his neighbor would do is he would also plant a poisonous weed, which is a kind of a rye grass known as Darnell. And it looks like wheat, especially in the early stages. And you can really only tell the difference once the ear appears, once the fruit appears. See, Satan operates in this world, both as the swooping bird that we saw yesterday that swooped down and stole the seed and also as that enemy farmer. And so what this parable is doing is emphasizing the fact that the enemy will plant things just alongside of where God is planting. And what does that look like? Well, it's evil intentions. It's lies. His influence is right alongside those who are spreading God's word. And the interesting thing about this, and you will hear a lot about this if you are operating within the church, within the body of Christ or serving God, is there's a lot of times a demonic oppression or attack against God's people, especially when they are called to share God's word. It's predictable. We call it predictable resistance. And quite often what will happen is the moment that you are getting ready to stand out and stand up in obedience to what God has called you to do, the enemy will attack.
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A highlight from How Intermittent Fasting Heals Leaky Gut and Improves the Microbiome
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Just visit PuroalityHealth .com and use the coupon DRJ to access 30 % off your purchase today. On this podcast, I'm being interviewed by my friend Dr. John Dempster for his Gut Reset Summit and we talk all about how intermittent fasting helps your body heal leaky gut and improves the diversity and the resilience of the microbiome and on this podcast, I share my story of when I was in my early 20s how I had irritable bowel syndrome and how intermittent fasting was a cornerstone strategy I used to help overcome this naturally and I go through the science of how intermittent fasting helps to heal the gut lining as well as improve the diversity and the resilience and overall strength of the microbiome. It's a really powerful topic and if you know anybody that wants to improve their gut health or is just really interested in this topic, please share this podcast with them and also you will want to go ahead and register for the upcoming Gut Reset Summit. For a limited time, it is a free viewing and you can check it out. Just go to DrJockers .com and go to the show notes for this podcast and you'll find a link so you can access that summit for free and listen to all the top experts when it comes to gut health and the microbiome. So I know you guys will get a lot of value out of that and thank you so much for being a part of our community here on the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast. Please subscribe to the channel if you haven't already and leave us a five -star review. When you leave us a review, it helps us reach more people and impact more lives with this message. Thank you so much for doing that. Thank you for being a part of our community and let's go into the show. Hi everyone and welcome to the Gut Reset Summit. I'm your host, Dr. Jon Dempster and today I'm thrilled to introduce to you an old friend of mine, Dr. David Jockers. And Dr. David Jockers, he is a doctor of natural medicine who runs one of the most popular natural health websites, DrJockers .com. And this site has over 1 million monthly visitors, which is insane. So that's amazing, amazing the work he's doing with that. And his work is also featured on popular media, such as the Dr. Oz Show and Homeworks Home and Family. And Dr. Jockers is the author of the bestselling book, The Keto -Metabolic Breakthrough and The Fasting Transformation. And he is also the host of the popular Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition Podcast. And David lives in Canton, Georgia with his wife, Angel and his twin boys, David and Joshua and his daughters, Joyful and Shine. But David, great to have you on here. Thanks so much for being here today. Well, thanks so much, Sean. Always great to connect with you. Yeah, fantastic. And today we're going to talk about one of your topics that's near and dear to your heart and that's going to be all about intermittent fasting, but we're going to tie it into how this is so critically important for the gut microbiome, for diversity and for gut health overall. Yeah, for sure. You know, I'm super excited about this. Intermittent fasting was a key strategy I used to heal irritable bowel syndrome. And it wasn't something I had learned about. Like I didn't know anybody that was actually practicing it. The term hadn't hit culture yet. In fact, I didn't know anybody, any health influencer that was talking about this back in 2004, 2005. I just did it intuitively and I was dealing with constipation, diarrhea, trouble gaining weight, nutrient absorption issues. And I just felt better when I compressed my eating window like we're going to talk about. And it was a really key strategy that allowed me to heal my gut, improve my nutrient absorption, gain the muscle weight back, get my energy back and my life back. So something I'm really passionate about. So for everyone who's listening right now, I mean, this might not be a new term given that it's been popularized lately, but let's break it down. What is intermittent fasting? Can you just break down that definition? Yep. So all of us do some level of intermittent fasting because we all sleep at night. So when we're sleeping, we're not eating. And really, I think about intermittent fasting as more or less the time between. So I break it into two different periods. We have the time between our first meal of the day and the last meal of the day. And then we have the time in a sense in between that. Right. So with intermittent fasting, we're compressing our eating window. So most people are eating in, let's say, a 14 or 16 hour eating window. So let's say they eat their first bite of food at 7 a .m. and they have their last bit of calories at 9 p .m. Let's say, you know, that's kind of a 14 hour eating window, 10 hour fasting window. So most people are doing something along those lines. Intermittent fasting would have us do something like one of the more popular methods is an eight hour eating window where we're eating our meals in an eight hour window, let's say 12 p .m. to 8 p .m., 10 a .m. to six, 8 a .m. to four, you know, whatever works best for your schedule and what you feel best with. But basically, you're compressing the eating window. So your first meal, let's say, is at 8 a .m. OK, you can eat in between that, you know, that period of time. So if you want the second meal at 12 and then your third meal at, let's say, three, you know, finished by four o 'clock and then you've got a 16 hour window where you're fasting between 4 p .m. and 8 a .m. the next morning. So that would be a compressed eating window. And we use this term intermittent fasting or time restricted feeding. Now, some people will say intermittent fasting, time restricted feeding would be anything within a 24 hour window. So if you're eating at all within a 24 hour window, it's called technically time restricted feeding where you're just basically restricting the amount of time that you're feeding. And intermittent fasting would be more of like a two day fast or 36 hour fast. Anything over a 24 hour period of time would be called intermittent fasting. But most people use those terms interchangeably. But just so the audience knows, if you hear somebody talking about time restricted feeding, TRF, they're talking about this idea of compressing the eating window on a in a sense, on a daily basis, you know, to let's say eight hours or six hours or four hours or whatever it is. And then oftentimes intermittent fasting is a term used when we're talking about something more than 24 hours. Like, for example, a lot of people get great benefits doing a 36 hour fast, for example, where they'll eat dinner at, you know, let's say 6 p .m. on Saturday and they don't eat again until, you know, Monday morning or Monday at lunchtime, somewhere around that around there. Great, great, great thing to do if you're really looking to ramp up fat burning, you want to lose weight, you want to really bring down inflammation in the body can be really, really powerful. And that's an intermittent fasting strategy. Awesome, I've got so many questions for you, David, and I love it, we're going to get into it. But first of all, if we're going to be fasting, why are we doing this? What are the exact benefits? What's the point? For sure. Well, basically, when we stop eating, so of course, when we're eating for the next three to four hours, we're eating or our body is actually utilizing the calories we consumed to produce energy, right, and to produce new proteins and all the different things that the body needs to do with the nutrients we have available. So three to four hours, sometimes six hours, depending on the size of the meal, that's really going to be the nutrients we just took in. And then after that, we need a continual supply of blood glucose, right? Your blood glucose, if you ever tested, it's never going to be zero. It's only zero if you're dead. Right. And you've been dead for a while. And so you're always going to have a continuous supply of blood glucose. And the body does that by having something called glycogen, which is a surplus of glucose that we store in our muscles and our liver. And so the body will start to liberate this glycogen naturally. And we use stress hormones to do that. Cortisol, epinephrine, but their job like cortisol is called a glucocorticoid, meaning its job is actually to elevate blood glucose. So when glucose starts to drop, cortisol, some cortisol will come out to get the glucose up. And that's normal and natural. And so now we're starting to utilize our stored sugar. But our body has a certain threshold. It doesn't want to go below. So it's only going to use stored sugar up until a certain point, and then it's going to actually get into our body fat stores. And the way that it knows to get into the body fat stores is when this hormone insulin gets down. Right. So insulin has a certain threshold after we eat. It's up. It's elevated above that threshold as it comes down. The longer we go between meals, it gets below this threshold. And that tells the body, OK, now let's burn fat as our main fuel source. So instead of burning so much sugar, let's burn fat. When we burn fat, we produce a cleaner source of energy because glucose is a quick energy source, but it's also metabolically, metabolically dirty in a sense. And I say that because we produce a lot of free radicals and we drive up more inflammatory pathways when we're using glucose as our primary energy source. So in a sense, on a 24 hour period, we don't want to use a lot of glucose as an energy source. We only really want to use it as our main energy source, perhaps shortly after meals. And then also if we're doing any sort of anaerobic type activity. So for exercising, you know, doing something stressful, lifting weights, something along those lines, it's a very good, good energy source because we can we can produce a lot of energy quickly from it.
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A highlight from SBF TRIAL Podcast 10/31: Was Sam Bankman-Fried Taking the Stand a Huge Mistake?
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. An observation from sleep -deprived day 15 of Sam Bankman -Fried's criminal trial. Prosecutors embrace the inevitable outcome of male pattern baldness. Defense lawyers don't. This newsletter offers exhibit D, U .S. Attorney Damian Willems. The sovereign district's top cop strode into Manhattan's highest courtroom around 1130 a .m. Monday, his freshly shaved head glinting final twists of a big, big case, as one U .S. Marshal called it, against a defendant represented by two balding lawyers older than he, Mark Cohen, big bald spot, and Chris Everdell, small bald spot. I might have some insight into why prosecutors but not defense lawyers rock shiny crowns if I hadn't gotten to court nearly 11 hours earlier. Probably it would be something witty about the government's confidence in a case that the U .S. Marshal called a big W for Damian. Yes, let's run with that. Williams's deputy, Danielle Sassoon, is definitely not bald. She arrived donning a hairstyle my female colleagues in the press corps identified as a blowout. Sassoon's cross -examination evisceration of the alleged crypto fraudster was hard to watch. Determined to highlight inconsistencies in the former crypto chief's alternate history, the Assistant U .S. Attorney leveraged his prolific history of tweeting, interviewing, and testifying before Congress about FTX's purported greatness and safeness. She wanted to catch Bankman -Friede in a lie. After four hours, she'd at least gotten the next best thing. Evidence he's is a very unreliable narrator. Would you agree that you know how to tell a good story? Sassoon asked Bankman -Friede early on, prompting someone in the gallery to guffaw. Bankman -Friede audibly bristled at Sassoon's tactics. He taunted her in a sing -songy cadence when told to read FTX materials that contradicted him. His unyielding yeps started low on the Y and finished high on the P. He spent most of cross -examination repeating variations of I don't know sixteen times like sounds plausible twice I may have seventeen times I don't recall twenty -seven times and I'm not confident three times when asked about his own words. I can explain it if you want, Bankman -Friede offered on a handful of occasions where Sassoon forced him to accede into damning characterizations. She never took him up on it. His responses weren't always responses. Judge Lewis Kaplan reprimanded Bankman -Friede for avoiding prosecutor questions and interjecting his own. His gaze stayed mostly on Sassoon, but sometimes he darted to the jury box. There, seventeen pairs of eyes may have shot back a mix of skepticism and by the end of the day boredom and perhaps a bit of despair. Some jurors were growing visibly tired of Bankman -Friede's waffling I don't remember defense after four weeks of trial. A few new sleepyheads drifted off. Their get -on -with -it mentality was shared by Judge Lewis Kaplan, the press corps, and even Williams. He and his red folder marked confidential walked out of the courtroom early. Sassoon, however, shows no signs of letting up. She hasn't yet gotten a smoking gun out of Bankman -Friede, despite his waffling, but that's only because he spent so much of their standoff acting like the guy who already shot it and forgot. She'll go for another two hours of cross -examination today. The overflow room was collectively losing its mind at Bankman -Friede's testimony. It's not just what he said, but how he said things. He repeatedly said he didn't remember telling reporters key details about Alameda or creating documents acknowledging FTX and Alameda's financial ties. And every time he did, AUSA Sassoon would follow up with let's bring up government exhibits, something or other, in which Bankman -Friede said exactly the thing she was asking about. He gave the impression he was being shifty, despite the fact that government witnesses Gary Wang and Nishad Singh had similar responses to topics they said they did not recall. It's possible this is due to the rain. It was absolutely miserable yesterday. But far fewer people showed up at 9 o 'clock a .m. on Monday than had on Friday. There were maybe just north of 50 reporters and members of the general public by the time the courtroom and overflow room opened, though a second overflow room was still needed by lunchtime. Sassoon tried to pin Bankman -Friede on marketing FTX International as a safe exchange, as opposed to FTXUS, including by showing the end title card from an ad. No one picked up on this in court besides Danny, but the end title's fine print makes it clear the ad is for FTXUS. Looking forward, Assistant U .S. Attorney Danielle Sassoon anticipates spending another two hours or so cross -examining Bankman -Friede on later today. Once she's done, Defense Attorney Mark Cohen expects to spend maybe one or two more hours conducting a redirect examination. Assuming this gets us to maybe just past lunch, the Department of Justice does plan to present a rebuttal case. Prosecutors plan to call two witnesses, an FBI agent and an employee of Apollo Global Capital, a firm that was involved in talks to potentially rescue FTX last year. Former General Counsel Ken Sun and Bankman -Friede have both provided competing versions of what exactly those talks looked like. Judge Lewis Kaplan remains noncommittal with regard to the jury charge conference, saying he'll have more when the fat lady sings, an opera reference. Given that both the DOJ and Defense previously estimated needing two to three hours each for closing arguments and the judge expects a long conference, we can safely assume this will take us well into Thursday. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Evangelism and Conversion: God's Means of Growing the Church
"You know, I, or perhaps even the person next to you would be happy, we'd be thrilled to talk about this with you after the service, just turn to someone and say, I wanna know more. They'd be happy to talk with you. Now a proper understanding of conversion and a proper understanding of evangelism can make all the difference in our evangelism. And so here we are, fundamental truth number three. Because it is God who opens the heart, we can delight to evangelize. Because it is God who opens the heart, we can delight to evangelize. And it really can, it really can be a delight. Have you ever had that experience? I know many of you have, that experience where you find yourself sharing the gospel with someone. I don't know how you got there, maybe it was intentional, maybe the conversation just accidentally ended up there, but you share the gospel with them and you find it bringing such joy and encouragement to your own heart, you've been there, you've experienced that, why is that? It's because you are sharing what is most dear to your heart and you're seeing someone else learn of it. It can be a delight. So let me give you four reasons why you should evangelize, these are gonna come fast, four reasons why you should evangelize. Number one, because it is commanded in scripture. Because it's commanded in scripture, we think of Matthew 28, go therefore into all the nations and make disciples. Number two, you should evangelize because of your love for others, because of your love for others. I mean, what better way to show your love towards someone than to alert them to the eternal terrors that await them in hell if they continue in their sins and the great joy and hope to be found in a loving and merciful God who can save them from the penalty of their sins. What wonderful news, you love them, you want them to know about it. Number three, you should evangelize because of your love for God. Because of your love for God, you know, it's not just a duty to evangelize, it's a delight. You love God so much that you want to please him, you love God so much that you want to obey him, but perhaps even more than that, you love God so much that you wanna tell the whole world about him. You want people to know about him, you wanna shout it from the rooftops, make sure everybody hears it. I love this guy. I want you to know about him. Number four, you should evangelize because it is a privilege. Because it's a privilege. Many people think of evangelism as a burden, but it's not. It's actually a glorious privilege to be asked to do this work. You know, God has chosen to use messengers. That's the system he's set up. Messengers, and your work as a messenger is God's primary means of growing his church worldwide. What a privilege to be God's instrument, God's tool. Dare I say, God's partner in bringing the gospel to the nations. It's a privilege. So brothers and sisters, do it. Evangelize. You don't have to do street evangelism. If this whole time you've been thinking this is you going on a corner and having a bullhorn and talking to people as they go by, you don't have to do street evangelism. Now, you certainly can. I'm not gonna stop you. But maybe you hold a Bible study in your home. It's intentional. You invite your neighbors and your friends to come by and we're gonna study God's word together. Maybe you enroll, intentionally enroll in a community organization, a library club or an orchestra or a gardening group. You enroll intentionally so that you can make non -Christian friends with whom you hope you will be able to share the gospel. Maybe you learn to practice hospitality. You get over whatever gets in the way of you opening your home and inviting others in and you bring your neighbors into your home and you start good friendships and you talk with them about what is eternally true. Students, maybe at lunchtime, as you walk into the cafeteria and you survey the tables, you sit down with him, with her, and seek to share the gospel with them. Young parents, maybe it's as simple as striking up that conversation with the other parents while your kids are playing on the playground at the park, not sitting on the bench by yourself but talking with the person next to you. Whatever it is, you look for an opportunity to present the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. That's what evangelism is. It's just presenting that good message. And you convey to them that the decision is costly. It requires conversion. It requires actual turning. It requires repentance. You convey to them that this is urgent. They should respond now. Who knows how short their time is? They should respond before it's too late. But you also inform them that it is absolutely worth it. There are a thousand blessings to be found in Jesus Christ. Brothers and sisters, our confidence to do this is not in our own ability. Our confidence is in the gospel. I think of Isaiah 55 that says, as the rain comes down without water, it doesn't come down without watering the earth and causing seed to grow. It says, so shall, God says, my word be that goes out from my mouth. It shall accomplish that for which I purpose it, and it shall succeed that for which I sent it. That's what God's word is able to do. And so our confidence is in the gospel and in the God behind the gospel. He will bring about true conversion. So let's share the gospel. You know, if we do that, we will be a church that is making God glorious and is making God known. That's what we want. I mean, that is, after all, why the church exists. Let's pray. Our heavenly Father, what a good, good God you are, that you would choose to call and convert lost sinners, that you would send messengers to share this good news that people can be reconciled to this God. Lord, thank you for your goodness. Thank you for your kindness, your unfathomable grace, your incomprehensible mercy. Lord, help us to be good stewards of this grace. Lord, would we joyfully serve as your messengers? I think of those words that we sang together at the beginning of the service. Our gracious master and our God assist us to proclaim and to spread through all the earth abroad the honors of your name. Lord, make us those people. And Lord, would you prosper the gospel as we share it. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 9: Nishad Singh Describes Former FTX CEO as a Bully and Big Spender
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Singh described an organization that allegedly defrauded FTX customers by freely spending customer assets on ill -advised investments, sponsorships, and political action, all at Bankman -Fried's direction, and a leadership style that browbeat and belittled anyone who disagreed with him or expressed concerns. Singh's testimony echoed comments by the prosecution's other two star witnesses during the first two weeks, former Alameda CEO Caroline Ellison and former FTX chief technology officer Gary Wong. I was blindsided and horrified. I felt really betrayed. That five years of blood, sweat, and tears from me and so many employees driving towards something that I thought was a beautiful force for good had turned out to be so evil, Singh said. I knew that customers were betrayed. So many customers had to put their trust in us. Singh, who came across as earnest and is having a strong conscience, told jurors that SPF continued to spend excessively even after learning of an $8 billion hole in Alameda's balance sheet that mushroomed as the crypto market slumped following the collapse of the I deficit. learned of the hole and even after that, implicitly and explicitly, I greenlit transactions that I knew must have been digging the hole deeper and therefore coming from customer funds, Singh said. Singh, who was Bankman -Fried's younger brother's friend and had known SPF since high school, was initially intimidated by the defendant after joining Alameda in 2017. But he lost faith in SPF amid his dismissiveness and seeming dishonesty to where company's financial management. I had a lot of admiration and respect for him, Singh said. Over time, I think a lot of that eroded, and I grew distrustful. Singh described his increasing concern about Bankman -Fried's spending even as the company sank deeper into debt. I'd frequently go to Sam and express that I thought that the spend was too large or that it didn't make sense, in essence, a bad business decision. And I also would express that I felt kind of embarrassed and ashamed of how much it all reeked of excess and flashiness. It didn't align with what I thought we were building a company for. Some examples of the excess were that Alameda had invested $1 .5 billion into Bitcoin miner Genesis digital assets in early 2022, as well as $500 million into AI startup Anthropic and $200 million into incubation firm K5, founded by Michael Kives. The K5 deal accelerated after SPF attended a Super Bowl -related party in Los Angeles with several top A -list celebrities. Hillary Clinton, Doug Emhoff, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Kate Hudson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeff Bezos, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble. Singh said SPF described the event as, quote, the most impressive collection of people he had ever seen in one location, adding that the FTX co -founder told him that if asked, K5 could probably arrange an FTX dinner with Elon Musk, former President Barack Obama, Rihanna, and Mark Zuckerberg in a month. When Singh saw the term sheet with K5, which proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to Kives and his partner Brian Baum, as well as $1 billion for their VC firm, he was shocked. Quote, I was worried that partnering with K5 and giving them this much money would be really toxic to FTX and Alameda culture, that every day I was actively trying to espouse, I felt we all were, that politicking and social climbing was not going to be rewarded. And here we were rewarding people in exorbitant amounts, Singh said. He added that he asked SPF to use his own personal money for the deal so that it wouldn't affect the culture of FTX. Singh also detailed his shock at the $1 .1 billion FTX spent on sponsorships, such as the naming rights for the Miami Heat basketball arena and endorsements from top celebrities, including Steph Curry, Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, and Larry David. He was also uncomfortable with the spending on real estate. For instance, before they moved into their luxury penthouse apartment, Bigman Fried and his future roommates argued over where to live. The group had initially chosen a more modest apartment, but SPF wanted to check out the penthouse. Quote, Sam really liked this one, Singh said. Sam's a fan of views, and there was substantial disagreement about if we should go with it, in part because it was really expensive, in part because it's super ostentatious. When discussing it with SPF, Singh said, quote, Sam said that he would pay $100 million for the drama to just be done with and go away, which I took as a pretty clear sign that I should shut up. In September 2022, Singh had a discussion with the defendant about the lack of collateral Alameda had to support its futures trading. Singh determined that Alameda was short $10 billion of what was needed to support its trading positions and relied on its $65 billion line of credit to make up for this multi -billion dollar deficit. Bigman Fried instructed Singh to transfer SPF's Ellison's and Wong's personal SRM tokens, which were locked, and therefore illiquid, into Alameda's main trading account. Singh said the transfer was meant to fool the CFTC, or US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, by making it seem as if Alameda had posted more collateral than it had. Singh did not execute the transfer, saying that it felt wrong. He said, quote, I was fine giving up my personal assets. I'd taken on debts and given up my assets for the company countless times. But I understood the purpose of this exercise was to be, you know, to fool a US regulator and to fool employees of the company. And I wasn't comfortable doing that. Singh, who was freaking out about the possibility that FTX would be unable to meet customer withdrawals, had an evening talk with the defendant in the fall of 2022 on the palatial balcony of their luxurious apartment, which featured a swimming pool and several lounge chairs. In this talk, Singh said he was worried about Alameda's NAV, which was his euphemism for the hole, and Bigman Fried responded, quote, I'm not sure what there is to worry about. NAV is fantastic by almost any measure. When Singh asked how much Alameda was short by, SPF said, quote, that is the wrong question to be asking, and then proceeded to talk about how much he could deliver within various timeframes. Around $5 billion in 24 hours, substantially more in several weeks. And after that, quote, again, substantially more. At some point, Singh said, Jesus fucking Christ. And Bigman Fried said that his shortcoming of several billion dollars had been taxing him about 5 to 10 percent of his productivity. While Singh responded, he thought it would hit him a lot harder. The prosecutor asked Singh why he didn't leave FTX. He said he considered leaving the company every day, but added, quote, how could I live with myself if my departure precipitated a fall that might have been unavoidable? Singh details how he tried to cut costs of the company and said that at first he was, quote, pleasantly surprised and felt he was able to cut a couple hundred million dollars in spend. But further conversations with SPF made him realize that what Singh felt was, quote, an obligation was, quote, not being taken seriously since SPF was unwilling to cut endorsement and sponsorship deals that meant another $1 billion was, quote, headed out the door. After SPF returned from his Middle East fundraising trip, Singh, who so rarely met with a former FTX CEO one -on -one, said that it was an annual occurrence, met with him privately again, this time in one of Sam's apartments. After beginning by stating he was not doing well and thinking of quitting, Singh asked SPF how it was going with NAV. SPF, who was standing in the kitchen with his back against the fridge, said he could raise anywhere from $0 to $5 billion. He told Singh the main plan was to make FTX a success and said to Singh, quote, that depends a huge part on you. You're one of the few people, Nishad, that can take that kind of work off my plate so I can focus on the rest of this. Singh admitted he had been afraid to ask SPF for the meeting and said that he felt the defendant was, quote, very mad and that the meeting was tense with, quote, long periods of silence. Then he listed some of what he called Sam's tells for when he's upset and how SPF showed them in this conversation. Quote, puffed out his chest, hands back. He was grinding his finger, closing his eyes, grinding his teeth or tongue in his mouth. And when he opened them to respond, he would sort of glare at me with some intensity. I ended up apologizing to him at the end for asking for the meeting because I could tell it was so unwelcome. Singh pleaded guilty to charges related to violating campaign finance laws, which involved letting donations be made at his name even though they were funded from Alameda or as a borrower from FTX. Some of these loans were used for Bank One Three's political donation campaign and to fund his brother's political action committee, guarding against pandemics. Additionally, he said he participated in falsifying and backdating FTX's 2021 revenue numbers for auditors. SPF wanted FTX's revenue, which stood at 950 million dollars for the year, to be one billion dollars because FTX's revenue would show up on a spreadsheet that would be presented to investors. SPF proposed creating fake revenue backdated throughout the year from charging for offering staking services of serum. When withdrawals began to accelerate on November 5th, Singh became, quote, concerned that this might spell doom and the end of our fraud. Since he knew customers who expected full access to their assets did not know that they were not backed. Although Singh seemed to have a strong sense of right and wrong, even he ended up doing things he wasn't proud of. Around this time, he sent SPF a signal message asking if he could, quote, make some fictitious transactions that it looks like I had paid off this amount that I owed. Singh explained that he meant backdated transactions, which was, quote, something I knew could be done because Sam had proposed it once to me in other contexts. Singh acknowledged this, quote, felt wrong and said he wasn't trying to excuse himself, but said, quote, I was in different levels of having a right mind throughout these days. On November 6th, he said a war room meeting gathered in one of Bankman -Fried's apartments. It was attended by Singh, SPF, Ellison, Wong, Romnick Aurora, and by phone, head of FTX Digital Markets, Ryan Salem, who all were workshopping a draft tweet thread by Bankman -Fried. Quote, there was a point when they were discussing whether or not to characterize FTX as solvent or well -capitalized. I felt very uncomfortable with both definitions, Singh said. I felt neither was true. Singh leaned over the couch to say something like, quote, I'm not comfortable with this. I'm recusing myself. He testified. They acknowledged in a kind of annoyed way and proceeded. Singh had wanted to halt withdrawals rather than make a statement about FTX's strength. He said, quote, I'd overheard in the conversation opinions that these tweets should be really strong, which I understood to be a euphemism for particularly misleading in such a way that will quell fears definitively. On November 8th, via signal chat, Singh and Bankman -Fried discussed the fact that lawyer Dan Friedberg was angry and that Salem might resign. Singh then wrote, quote, they may need to know that it wasn't a ton of people orchestrating it. In testimony, Singh explained, quote, I really wanted Sam to clarify what everyone's role in this fraud was. I wanted him to clarify that I wasn't orchestrating it and that I learned about it really late. I wanted Sam to clarify that he was orchestrating it. I was certainly guilty for participating in it since September, but don't feel I made the whole. And secondly, I wanted the state of my relationship with these people I loved and tried to do right by, to remain intact and for them to not hate me. It was during this part of his testimony that Singh revealed he had been, quote, suicidal for days shortly after his direct testimony ended, meaning that Tuesday morning he will face his cross -examination. Unchained will be back for more recaps tomorrow. And if you like, you can also get real -time updates on my Twitter feed at Laura Shin at around lunchtime and after 4 .30 PM when court lets out. Thanks and see you tomorrow.
A highlight from ELIZABETH WARREN HAMAS CRYPTO FUD! CAROLINE ELLISON & SBF TRIED TO CRASH BITCOIN!
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five -star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, corrupt Elizabeth Warren is at it again with her FUD around crypto. Now there was a report highlighting that Hamas, due to of course the conflict that's happening in the Middle East, was using crypto at one point. But of course, it's just a small amount and they actually stopped using crypto due to blockchain being so transparent, the folks who were donating to them were getting tracked. So Elizabeth Warren, of course, is not going to give you the context, she's not going to give you the details, she's just going to say, see, see, these terrorists were using crypto. But of course, terrorists use any form of money, whether it be cryptocurrency, fiat currency, and obviously legacy wise, they've used fiat currency. So should we ban fiat currency? Of course not, right? So here's what she tweeted out, it's alarming and should be a wake up call for lawmakers and regulators that digital wallets connected to Hamas receive millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies. Crypto is the not so secret financial weapon funding terrorist organizations like Hamas, Chinese fentanyl networks, and North Korea's missile program. There is a bipartisan coalition of senators pushing to crack down on crypto finance crimes, and it's time to act with urgency to ensure law enforcement has the resources and authority to protect innocent people. Now folks, it's not the medium of exchange, right? It is the bad actors, you have to stop the bad actors. Once again, terrorists and bad actors can use gold, they can use fiat currency, any other form of transfer of value in addition to crypto. And obviously she's getting called out big time. And there's a lot of supporting evidence highlighting that she's blatantly trying to scapegoat crypto. Here's what Ryan Selkis of Missouri had to say, Liz Warren, the most corrupt person in The tragedy in Israel to scapegoat crypto for its role in funding Hamas. Her president, talking about Biden, sent $360 million to Hamas plus $6 billion to Iran. But Hamas stopped using crypto in April. And the stats show that folks here, Sam Lyman, who's director of public policy at Riot blockchain or Riot platforms, he said critical context is missing from the Wall Street Journal piece on Hamas and crypto. And this is what Elizabeth Warren was citing. In April, 2023 Hamas warned its donors to stop sending Bitcoin. Why? Because the transparent nature of the blockchain had Western intelligence following their transaction like bloodhounds, hence the sudden drop on the chart. There's a reason money laundering via Bitcoin has been called a classically dumb crime. It shines a spotlight on everyone involved. Remember, this is as the usual suspects ramp up their anti -crypto rhetoric in the weeks to come. So here you can see the data, and this is from Elliptic, and this was cited in Reuters as well as the Wall Street Journal showing that they drop off because they started getting tracked. You know, their crypto donors were getting tracked and the wallets were being tracked. So blockchain and crypto is not a great way to launder money or do anything nefarious because it's all in the blockchain, and you have a lot of data companies like Chainalysis which have shown that it's easy to track these things. Of course, Elizabeth Warren is not saying it dropped off or highlighting the share of the use of funds. Like, they were clearly getting money from the Biden administration and much more, obviously disproportionately on the fiat side, and crypto was just a small part. So it's interesting, and Ron Hammond of the Blockchain Association weighed in on some of these things. He said, ironically, the reason Hamas stopped taking crypto donations was because an increase in hostile activity against donors. Still some in Congress, highlighting Elizabeth Warren, think crypto is solely for facilitating illicit activity. This could lead to more calling for bills like Elizabeth Warren's slash Marshall's bill. So she's going to put up a fight, folks, so this is why we have to keep fighting. We have to expose the lies. We have to spread the facts, right? And we have to highlight that, look, bad actors are going to use any medium of exchange. You have to stop the bad actors, not the medium of exchange or the technology or the money, right? It's pretty ridiculous when you think about it, but she obviously has an anti -crypto agenda, and she's going to keep going, and Gary Gensler is in her back pocket, and he's been weaponized by her, so we got to keep fighting, folks. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. Uphold is a great platform that I've been using since 2018. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. They're also running a great promotion this month that if you spend or trade at least 20 bucks, you'd be eligible to win 10 ,000 XRP. They also have 37 fiat currencies, and they also have precious metals that you can trade. So this is a unique platform. If you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. Now, folks, we got an update here about the Bitcoin Spot ETF, specifically Cathie Wood's ARK Invest. So Eric Balcanis and the folks at Bloomberg reported that ARK has just filed an updated version of its Bitcoin Spot ETF prospectus. The SEC emailed users a few weeks ago with comments slash questions about their S1 that they wanted to address. So it's very possible ARK has answered all that in this filing, and they've been looking through it throughout the day. James Safford, who I've had on the podcast, also weighed in on this and said, adding details stating that the ETF's Bitcoin will be held on individual wallets and not commingled. This all signals to us that ARK slash 21 shares and likely others are talking with the SEC about things they want cleared up in these docs. Good sign for future approval, in my opinion. So, folks, I think we can all agree that a Bitcoin Spot ETF or multiple Bitcoin Spot ETFs are going to be approved within the next year, hopefully within the next six months. And, you know, with Paul Tudor Jones going on CNBC yesterday saying he's bullish on Bitcoin and much more, I think the Wall Street crowd is getting ready for the approval and they're turning bullish that Bitcoin having is next year. So we're going to see a lot of bullishness around this and people prepping for the launch. So certainly good news here that the SEC and these folks are going back and forth. Now, Caroline Ellison testified today again against Sam Beckman Fried in court. And here were some of the main takeaways from today's hearing. So Caroline Ellison of FTX admits that Sam bribed Chinese officials with 100 million to unfreeze their assets, purposely tried to scam Saudi investors in the final days of FTX, intentionally tried to seek regulators on Binance to destroy his competition. And the folks here said it's only lunchtime. Now, this was shared throughout the day, but more and more is coming out and it's just looking like Sam is going to get buried. There's so many layers to the story and some of which we didn't know. And Caroline, she's out for blood because Sam Beckman Fried tried to throw her under the bus by trying to release her diary and much more. Now, CZ weighed in on the news here that FTX tried to get regulators to crack down on Binance. And he's kind of laughing at it. And he shared a quote, a lesson from Jack Ma. He said, forget about your competitors, focus on your customers. So very interesting statements here from CZ.
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Balancing Family Life With Retired L.A. County Firefighter Scott Woods
"I want to go back a little ways. We talked about your wife. You were in Academy before you met her. What happened when you added kids? Oh boy. When you add kids and as you go through your career, when you're young and you're single and you still have a lot of energy. So now you're, you're working more. I was a paramedic when I had kids. So you're working more, you're up more because you're busier being a paramedic. And now you throw kids on top of the mix when you come home. And you know, my wife, well, we had, we had two kids in diapers and so she's beat from being gone. I worked in overtime, so I've been gone for three days. I'm beat when I come home. I want to take a nap. I want to relax. And she's like this with the kids. There's gotta be a balance where, okay, I was gone for three days. I'm going to come home and I'm gonna take the kids for two hours. And then you got to give me a couple hours to get a break. Cause I know she's been doing her thing. So I would just come home and take the kids and just say, go. And that was it. Like go to the gym, go do what you want to do, go relax, go whatever. So I would take the kids. I would just tough it out through the morning. And then at noon lunchtime, she would take them back and then I would get my nap or do whatever I got to do. But we always had some type of arrangement and communication in there. And, and you know what, a lot of it, I learned from the other firemen like, Hey, you know what you've got three days. She's got, she has the kids at home and I'm like, huh? What? Oh, okay. And then I see it, you know, cause there's a guy, you don't realize, I don't, you don't realize those things. I wouldn't even think about it. Like I'll go home and take my three hour nap. And so I learned, you know, from the other guys, one of my old captains told me, Hey, stop and get her either flowers or a coffee. So every shift home, when I got off, I would get her coffee in the morning and I would come home with their coffee. And then, then there would be days where I would come home with her stuff and she'd be like, Hey, just go do your thing. They'll take a nap, go do what you got to do. And I'll be on with the kids. And then you can have them this afternoon. Perfect. So I really worked it out, but there was always a communication that, Hey, she needs some time. And I need some time, you know, in the beginning, she had a hard time with the station, not being worked like, Hey, you're gone having fun all day. And then you come and home you know, I'm working the whole time. Well, wait a minute. I know when you come to the station, it looks like we're always having fun, but we work a lot and we get up at night. So I didn't get eight hours of sleep last night. So there was an Adam Odyssey. She kind of held for a long time of, Hey, like, Hey, you get to go have fun. And then I'm with the kids and then you come home and then you want to rest or you want to go do something. So that was a little bit of a balance. And I think as the years went on and she realized how much we do work and how tired we are when we come home sometimes. And plus I had two girls, so they went off and do their girls things all day. I say, when I come back, I want to, I want to be a fireman's daughter. I love what you said, Scott, and it makes so much sense. And I think spouses get that notion that the firefighter goes to work and has all this fun and they get to do all these things. And it's even the for slow stations. We have to remember as the spouses, yeah, they get their hour of PT and yet they, you know, they're watching a movie at night. They're literally always ready to go at any time. So you're talking 48 hours of anticipation of constantly being ready to go on a call. I don't think people understand the mental load that takes to operate like that. And when you're stuck on a potential 95 ,000 hour shift and you're constantly in that be ready mode, it is exhausting for the firefighter. And then a lot of spouses and people, I think civilians mostly have that idea like, oh, firefighters have it so easy. It's like, you don't really understand it until you see it. And then they come home and they're exhausted. It's not how many calls you've run necessarily, right? Well, the calls doesn't even account for everything, the maintenance that has to happen within the fire station. I mean, hello guys, we're talking about you're exhausted because you've cleaned your house for three days and took care of your kids, but these guys are doing the same thing and they have to be up all night. Yeah. And they have to go to traumatic calls and they might have other things going on. So if you look at it that way. Yeah. It's never, it shouldn't ever be a competition of who has it. It's gotta be a balance and you got to the key to that. Like the key to what made us get that, to make that work was it's a balance. And to your point, like when you said about the mental status of how you are all day, I describe it even at slower stations, you're like a cat. I am like a cat with my nails out in a room full of dogs all day. And you know, that tone goes off every time that tone goes off, every fireman gets that you're going to work. That's it. That bell goes off in your head and that mental status of like being like a cat for three days, four days, 45 days. And it's mentally very tiring. And as my career went on, I always say as a firefighter and a paramedic, it didn't bother me as much because you're in there doing it. But then as you supervise your roles, it's more of a mental status, a mental thing that makes you tired. If you're driving that fire engine coat all the time, that mentally takes a toll on you because you're running red lights. You don't know what the other divers are going to do. And same thing as a captain. Now you're, you're worried about all your guys. So there's always that mental status, especially at the end when as a captain, you've seen a lot now and you know, a lot more now, and you know what can happen. You know, you understand more in every year, that mental capacity, it goes from being a physical to a mental, and that's all it was for
A highlight from Cedric the Entertainer - Flipping Boxcars: A Novel
"The It's Always the Right Time deal. Hey, wanna go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99. Mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary. It cannot be combined with any other offer. Single item at regular price. Hi, everyone, and thank you for tuning in to the 505th episode of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter podcast. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today is a stand -up comedian, actor, and author who has been a fan favorite for decades. Perhaps best known as one of the four stand -ups featured in Spike Lee's blockbuster documentary The Original Kings of Comedy back in 2000, he also starred on TV programs such as the WB's The Steve Harvey Show from 1996 through 2002, and on CBS's The Neighborhood, which began in 2018 and is heading into its sixth season. And he's also been in numerous films, most notably the Barbershop trilogy, with installments in 2002, 2004, and 2016. Back in 2002, A .O. Scott wrote in the New York Times, quote, He takes his obligations to the audience seriously, and no comedian working today holds up his end of the bargain better, close quote. He, of course, is Cedric Kyle's, better known as Cedric the Entertainer. Over the course of our conversation at the L .A. offices of The Hollywood Reporter, the 59 -year -old and I discussed his unexpected path to comedy and the origin of his unusual stage name, his occasional forays into dramatic acting in films such as 2007's Talk to Me, 2008's Cadillac Records, and 2017's First Reformed, his debut novel, Flipping Boxcars, co -written with Alan Eisenstock, which was inspired by a grandfather he never met, and which Amistad, a division of HarperCollins, will release on September 12th, plus much more. And so, without further ado, let's go to that conversation.
A highlight from Being Motivated Feels Awesome...(And That Is The Problem!)
"There's nothing quite like that feeling of starting something new with a completely fresh slate. Whether you're starting a new fitness program and you have brand new gym clothes, or you're starting a new health program and you have a brand new blender, or you're working on a new project at work and everything is so excited because the world is in front of you. But that feeling comes from something called motivation. Because at that moment you're motivated to take things forward. And being motivated feels awesome. And that is exactly the problem with motivation. So the giant question is this, how do we as parents, teachers, school administrators, policymakers, coaches, how do we prepare our kids for a future that doesn't yet exist? All while making them healthier, more creative, more innovative, better problem solvers, and overall successful contributors to society? That is the question and this podcast has the answers. My name is Coach Mike and welcome to the My Trick Method podcast. So if you're anything like me, you have days when you are completely motivated to get something done and you have other days when you are not motivated to do anything. And it's not only us as adults, I see it for kids too. I see days when they are motivated to get out, do the things they have to do, they're excited, they want to go out, they want to go someplace, all of those things. And then I see plenty of other days where they seem much more content sitting in a chair or on a couch on some piece of social media or technology and really just don't do anything and they kind of feel like a slug. And both situations have to do with either a feeling of motivation or a lack of feeling of motivation. But I don't think that the word motivation in that sentence is actually the important part. It's the part about the feeling and the feeling that motivation gives you. Because that feeling of motivation comes from, yes you guessed it, that neurotransmitter dopamine. And the problem with dopamine is that there are a lot of different things that you can do in a day that actually will release dopamine. So if you're not able to do a specific thing that you wanted to do, guess what? You can get that same feeling of being motivated to do something else or just a feeling of feeling good from something else. And that's why you can never ever rely on motivation. I mean look, experiencing a surge in motivation, it feels great. But it honestly comes with an expiration date. It just doesn't last very long. And rather than letting this unreliable driving force kind of dictate your actions, it really comes down to being disciplined, being ambitious, and more than anything being habitual is what is going to get you to those long -term results. Habitual obviously meaning having a good foundation of strong habits that are leading you in the right direction. So there's a four -step process that's kind of looked at when it comes to the backbone of how you build a good habit. But before you get to that part, there's an important thing that people need to do. Last episode I talked about finding your sense of self. But it's not just finding your sense of self. It's also what do you identify as? Now I'm not going into the whole gender conversation, but what do you identify as? Meaning who are you and what are the activities that you like to do? So let me give you an example. I talk to a lot of people, especially since I published my first book, I've talked to a lot of people that constantly say to me, oh my gosh, I absolutely need to write a book. And that is great, but there's a difference between being someone who wants to write a book and being an author. And what is the difference? An author does not have to be someone who's published. An author is someone who is physically writing. Do you have a person who wants to write a book or you have an author? The person that is the author who has already taken action and began that process is going to get further than the person who one day wants all the stars to align so they can sit down and write their first book. You have to identify with what that is. If you identify as someone who makes healthy choices or if you identify as someone who is a gym person and a fitness nut and loves the, you know, fitness and loves working out, you are going to make decisions and base your habits based upon who you identify yourself as. But if you have decided, you know, made that decision for who you are, there is that four -step process to kind of building a good habit. And it goes like this. The first is Q, the second is craving, the third is your response to the craving, and the fourth is a reward. So there's your four steps. The Q is essentially related to like the initial stimulatory sensation that initiates a habit. So let's use what our normal sensations are. So smelling, hearing, tasting, feeling, or reading, right? And seeing. Craving is that you have a desire to carry through with responding to this Q and instigating the associated habit. And as you crave the end result, it will deliver. If you crave whatever it is that's in front of you, it will not deliver the same way as craving what you are looking for it to be, looking for that end result is going to be. The response to your craving is the actual act of performing that habit itself. And, you know, after the fact that you've decided that the effort required fulfill to that habit is worthwhile to achieve the end result. That is a big thing. The last one is the reward. And, you know, as the consequence of your habitual action, you achieve the reward and you feel satisfied because you're happy about what you did. So let's kind of put this into an example. Let's say you are at a work function or you're at a party or whatever, and there's a gorgeous spread of fruit and pastries on a table and you are, you know, you're hungry. You want to eat something. So the Q is that you're hungry and the fruit catches your eye, right? So then all of a sudden you get a craving because you have a desire now to pick up an apple or some melon or banana, something instead of that almond croissant that's in the platter right next to the fruit because you identify yourself as someone who makes nutritious choices and you don't want to exceed essentially what your caloric requirements are for the day. So you're going to choose that vitamin -rich piece of fruit instead of the, you know, chocolate croissant, almond croissant, cheese croissant, whatever it may be. So once you've made that decision, then the question comes, do you actually stick with it and what is the actual action that you take after that? So if your response is that you eat the apple instead of the almond croissant, your reward at that point is you feel satisfied, nourished, and accomplished because you made a decision that aligns to that sacrifice croissant in the now for what you believe the results will be later on. So, I mean, obviously this is a hypothetical circumstance, but it's one that we may be faced with on a regular basis. You know, in order to have those positive behavioral changes, you just have to stay consistent, but you quite honestly, the community or the people that you are around will or can influence what some of those responses to that stimuli are. So if you are in a room of people where every single person that is there is going to pick up a croissant or, you know, something not on the fruit side, it also puts your brain in a little bit of a quandary because you want to be part of that community, but you also want to stick to your habits. So surrounding yourself with people who have like -minded ideas about you is absolutely one of the ways that you get a lot further into your goals. I mean, think about this, we see this with kids all the time, right? So if the children that our children hang out with do X or Y, whatever it is, whether it's they play video games all the time, if one every time of our kids goes to a child's house where all they do is play video games all day long, what do you think they are probably going to be doing when they go there? They're going to play video games. If all the kids at school are bringing Twinkies to lunch, this was one thing that used to bother me so much when I had MindFit, you know, I would often run summer camps and I actually remember kids coming because they would brown bag lunch, kids coming to our summer camps at MindFit and when it became lunchtime and everyone would grab their bag and they start pulling things out, I couldn't tell you the number of times that what I saw coming out of the bags was literally like, you know, a Twinkie and a bag of potato chips and you had these other children that had these elaborate, you know, fruit, vegetables, some type of a protein lunch and you had other kids that literally had a Twinkie and a bag of potato chips. And before we go down the route of saying, oh well that could have been a, you know, social demographic, this was an expensive summer camp. I could easily see the cars that everyone drove in on and dropped their kids off in and for the most part it was nothing but Mercedes and BMWs so this was not a situation of, well maybe they didn't have the finances to be able to do a better lunch. No, most times and actually oftentimes I would have parents actually come up and kind of, you know, say hey I'm so sorry about the lunch that's all they'll eat and that's just insane to me. I don't understand that at all. You know, kids will eat what you put in front of them and if they want something else, trust me, when they get hungry enough they will eat whatever you put in front of them because they're starving at that point whether they like it or not. Obviously everyone has food likes and dislikes. You know, growing up as a kid I probably could have been starving and never would have eaten beets. They were totally disgusting to me but at the same time, you know, the rest of the meal that I had outside of the beets I would absolutely eat. So we do need to be aware though that, you know, what's around kids on a regular basis is how they are going to start to assimilate into their habits and into the decisions that they make. And oftentimes when we do fall out of our good habits, the first thing we do is we start looking for that motivation again that to get us back on track. But motivation is what failed us the first time, right? Motivation is like that super friend who's fun to, you know, a lot of fun to be around when they actually show up. But for the most part they usually let you down. They'll say they say they'll be there at a certain time but then they're not. That's kind of motivation where discipline is that dependable friend who often, you know, kind of has some harsh truths for you but can always be relied upon. And, you know, they're the ones that will see you through your bad times and eventually and truly want you to meet your goals. But they're not flamboyant. They're not, if you guys remember, friends. They're not fun Bobby, right? Fun Bobby was like this guy. It was just so much fun but he was certainly not someone that you could depend on. So essentially if I'm telling you you cannot focus on motivation or you cannot rely on motivation because it is going to let you down, what then can you do? What are the things that you should focus on instead and not worried about being motivated? And the first one is honestly don't expect to be motivated. A big mistake that we make when we set our goals is we get caught up in the fantasy of kind of like achieving the goal and we don't think about the effort that's going to be necessary to achieve it. So just expect that it is going to be a lot of effort that goes into it. Expecting ahead of time that we sometimes won't be motivated kind of helps us prepare. Like we're not relying on that sugar high to get us moving. We're just relying on activity, action, and taking steps forward instead of what's going to get us to do that. The other one, as I said before, you got to focus on building habits. Habits, the cool thing about habits is they actually remove your need to make decisions, right? Because if it's truly a habit, they literally take the decision -making process, the decision -making out of the process. Once it's a habit, there's no need for motivation. It's just something you do every day. Brushing your teeth is a habit. You do it every day. There's not really any wonderful thing about brushing your teeth except that your breath doesn't feel bad, smell anymore. But habits make actions persistent. Even if the habit is small, it adds up. It compounds. It's like compounding interest in a savings account. It compounds. And with habits, you're not waiting to be motivated. You're just doing it because it's what you need to do. Another thing that you need to look at is you kind of have to shoot for clarity. Because sometimes what looks like a lack of motivation is sometimes actually confusion because you just don't know what to do, where to start. Make sure that your tasks and your goals are very specific and actionable. I've talked about triple habit stacking before. And the reason I like it is because I do know that life gets in the way. And when life gets in the way, if you have one thing that you know you want to do every day, right? And let's say you are motivated to do it and it is a habit, right? Then you have a great situation, but life gets in the way, something happens, and you can't achieve that one thing. Now you feel like you not only didn't take a step forward, but that you took a step backwards. And I don't want you to think that way. So the reason I like triple habit stacking is that you're doing at least two of the three things. If one of them falls off, it's okay. You still took steps forward. You didn't take as many steps forward as you would have if you had accomplished all three, but you're still taking steps forward. And most importantly, you didn't take a step backwards because that's a big thing. When you're tackling a big goal or a project, you have to look at what is the next thing that I can do to leverage that's going to get me to my goal. Once you have a clear understanding of that, you can move forward. And I'll use writing a book as an example because I'm in the process of writing not just one right now, but two of them right now. That's for another conversation for another day. But when I first wrote The Mind Fit Method, I had the idea for the book, honestly, for a long time. But it's like, oh, how do I start? I don't know what to do. Do I just sit down at a computer? How do I break it up? And then you start thinking about really stupid things that don't even matter. Well, but how am I going to get it published? How do I find an editor? I didn't even have a book written, and I was worried about steps 21 and 22 when I hadn't even taken step one. The thing is that worry about step 21 and 22 when you're on step 20, and then you have to figure out how to cross over that barrier. We get so, and again, this goes back to everything being perfect, right? We want to sit down. I wanted to sit down when I wrote the first book and write the book in 90 minutes. And then, boom, turn on the computer, and an editor was already, you know, tracking me down so I didn't have to find one. And then, boom, a these things, but I hadn't even taken step one. Make sure you're ready for the step that you actually have to take. And sometimes we start focusing on a step that's six or seven processes down the road we're not focusing on, number one. And I'll use a different example. Let's say you want to start working out in the morning, but you can't work out in the morning because your boss expects you to be to work by 7 a .m. And you know you're not going to get up at 3 a .m. to work out. Plus, you feel like you would lose sleep, and it would actually affect you in a negative way, not in the positive way, like you want to work out to be able to affect you. So, when you have a situation like that, you have to change something. And maybe that conversation is, you're gonna go talk to your boss and say, look, boss, I will be much more productive during the day if I actually can come in an hour later, and here's why. And if you'd like, we can even track my productivity so that I can show you it's a reality, and I actually am more productive. If you've ever read Tim Ferriss' book, The 4 -Hour Workweek, he actually talks about that in having those conversations and doing that. It's a great thing to do. But make sure you take step one. If step one is you want to start working out, but you can't do it because you have to be in by 7 a .m. or by 6 a .m. to work, then actually starting to work out is not step one, right? You have to understand what step one is. And I talked just a little bit ago about, you know, your identity. When you think of yourself as a certain type of person, you will act that way. That way, you don't have to worry about motivation. If you're the type of person that takes action, you will take action. If you're the type of person who gets things done, you will get things done. Your brain doesn't really like what's called cognitive dissonance, which can kind of be created by a gap between your beliefs and your actions. You may believe X, but then you don't actually act upon those things. Start being the person that you want to become. Even if you're not there yet, show up as them now. That's really important. Simplify. Okay, this is a big one. So, let's say you want to start eating healthy, right? You've been talking about this for a long time, and you're gonna start this diet, you're gonna start that diet, you're thinking about getting this food prep service like, you know, Eat Clean Bro or Simple Meals Mate, whatever they are, something like that delivered, and you think about all these things that you're going to do, and yet you never take action on any of them because they all require their own individual steps. Break it down to, again, what is step one? Because if you can get through step one, then you can figure out step two. You're not gonna figure out step one through a hundred in one, you know, over one cup of coffee. It's just not gonna happen because you have to That's fine, but once you get started, you also, you know, it's like starting a bike when you're going uphill, right? You put it all the way down in first gear so that it's the easiest way to pedal, but you still have to stand up on that bike, stand up on those pedals, and start pedaling. Once you get that pedal moving a little bit, once those wheels start turning, it gets a little bit easier to then be able to go forward and get the rest of the way up the hill because the And kind of, you know, this is important too, but a thing that is in motion stays in motion, right? Until there is another force that causes that motion to stop, and when that happens, rely back on your habits. Don't rely on motivation to get you unstuck. And probably one of the most important things is you have to do it even when you don't feel like it, okay? Again, don't rely so much on our feelings. Again, feeling and motivation. You feel good, you're motivated, right? But if we're, I already said don't rely on motivation, which also means don't rely on your feelings. Rely on consistency. And I watch this with my boys right now. It is amazing to me, you know, they've gotten to a point where they're starting to take pictures of their physical growth since they're, you know, they're lifting very consistently. And a lot of times I think they get a little obsessed with it. It is amazing to see the difference because, again, when you're around yourself all the time, you don't necessarily see the differences that you made. But when I see my 14 year old, when I see a picture of him six months ago versus today, it's unbelievable how much progress and how much growth and honestly how much muscle he's put on. Not because he necessarily loves it, not because he necessarily, you know, wants to be absolutely working out every day, although he kind of does, but he's so consistent with it. Every day he's down there, he's doing his abs, he's doing his, and he's making huge progress. You've got to be able to do it when you don't feel like it. You kind of have to remind yourself that you don't have to feel like doing something in order to do it, right? You just don't. Don't let your feelings dictate your actions. Let your actions dictate your progress. And be patient, right? This is a big one. We have to be patient in what we want. It's very easy to fall into the trap that when we don't see results right away, we get discouraged, which, what does that do? It lowers our motivation. But we already know we're not gonna rely on motivation. So, but impatience can be a common problem, especially among procrastinators, right? They put off taking action, but then you then expect immediate results. Expect the progress to be gradual and slow, and you have to enjoy the process. I know it's the most cliche thing out there. It's not the destination, it's the journey. But guys, that is the truth, right? Our destination is the same for every single person in the world. Our destination is a grave, right? It's kind of harsh to say, but that is the truth. So, instead of worrying about where we're gonna be six months from now, worry about what are we doing today to get us to where we want to be. That is so, I can't stress it enough, what are we doing today? What can you get done today in regards to taking action? Not thinking it through. Taking action. Do not become an overthinker. Become a person that takes so much that action you can't take any more action in a day. Because even if you're taking incorrect or imperfect action, it's still going to take you further and get you to where you need to get in order to hit your goals. And now you're probably wondering, okay, so where does this tie into the MindFit method and where does it tie in to my kids? Although I talked about the kids a couple times today, where it ties in is set the precedence. When your kids see you doing these things, when they see you not relying on motivation, when they see you being consistent and persistent, that is going to rub off on them, whether they like it or not. You may have to put parameters in place so that they can't sit on devices all day long or things like that, but the question is, if you're not going to have them be on technology all day long, then what are you going to replace that time with? Because otherwise they're just sitting there and then they come out with the horrible, there's nothing to do, I'm bored, it's just, which doesn't make any sense. There's so many things to be able to do today. Kids should not be bored, but you set that precedence for them. Let them see you not only being consistent, causing the habits, and at first they may be like, okay, whatever, mom, dad, whoever it is, they're just on one of their kicks. When they see you stay consistent and month after month goes by and you're making the changes that you want to make in yourself, they then realize that they can make those changes, too. Hey everyone, I hope you guys liked this episode. If you have not gotten your free copy of the book, The MindFit Method, go to themindfitmethod .com. I have already purchased a copy for you, the book is there. All you have to do is cover the cost of the shipping and handling, and I will send the book right out to you. You'll even have an opportunity to get the audio book for a small fee, which is really cool as well. And stay tuned, because there are two new books coming out for me in 2023. Hope you guys are ready. Until next time.
A highlight from #424 No Monkey wrench in the engine. Today you will enjoy a smooth ride. Rich created the one and only way to make clean energy that works all the time, its free and has no exhaust except an occasional back fire here and there. RICH IS A GENIUS! Matt is a Head case and he knows it. $ 3000 can be a great investment for not making you smarter. Episode #424 August 25th. 2023
"And Divine is, as always, Small Saturday is on a Friday, we are beyond our lunchtime which turns Friday into Small Saturday, August 25th, and this episode is 4 .24 from This Mic Rich! And from This Mic Matt. Wow, yeah, that was good. Yeah, I liked that. Well I decided to concentrate this time and not be spacing out. Well that was a good idea because a lot of times, you know, I don't even know you here, sometimes you're sleeping. Well, that's true, but then there's other times that I might just throw you off and I just didn't feel like doing that today. Not today? No, you know, you're usually very professional when you start out and you have all the essentials and you know, things ready to go and then I start throwing monkey wrenches into the engine and it could start setting you off, so I decided I might just try to behave today. Yeah, you know what, by the way, listen up, this is something you need to know, okay? You can't believe everything you hear. Yeah, that's true, just like you can't believe what I just said. But let me just say it again, you can believe everything you hear. You can't believe it? No, no, but you can repeat it. Yeah, that's true. Like what you just did. Yeah, exactly what I did. You're playing mind games with me. No, I don't, I don't have to, you have, yesterday. You know, you keep playing these games. Well, two days ago you said you have army of brain cells gone. Yeah, what I think you're doing is trying to push me into having to lay down on a couch and get some counseling. Well, I don't think that would help. I'm starting to feel like with all these little innuendos and little things that you're saying is that you're trying to tell everybody that I'm a head case. Well, everybody knows by now that you are, so I don't have to do much of work. I mean, that's pretty clear. All right. By now, everybody knows that. All right, I'm fine with it. You've been working on it a very long time, you know, to be very clear that you are head case. Yeah, that's it. That doesn't take you too much work. I asked somebody one time, I said, you know, how much did you pay to get that stoop? He looked at me like, and he played along with it, he goes, about $30 ,000. 30? $3 ,000. Why? What did you pay for? I don't know, nothing. He just picked a number out of his you know what. So now every time I see him sometimes just joking around like we do, I ask him, yeah, how much you pay? He goes, about $3 ,000. Well, nice. Well, I mean, if somebody asked you that - It's kind of cheap for today. Yeah. I wonder what it'd be inflation wise. It's good investment. 30 ,000. Anyway. I mean, I kind of like it when I can look stupid and be stupid because - Yeah, no responsibility. Not just that, it's just nobody wants anything from you then. Oh, yeah. You're taking me along. Hey, he's stupid. Yeah, it works for me. It works for everything. That's good. I've been doing this for years. Yeah, you're an expert. My grandfather always told me, hey, listen, if your wife, if you're married and your wife asks you to vacuum the carpet, you need to play stupid. Yeah, really? How do you do that? He never explained that, but he says, if you don't, you're going to be vacuuming the rest of your life. He was so right. Yeah, I mean, you guys had electricity behind the Iron Curtain, didn't you? Oh, well, sometime. Well, you probably could have used the excuse of just walk around with the cord in his head pretending like he doesn't know where to plug it in. I think what they had, they had a central station somewhere where they put all these people that protested against the communists in jail and they were on the bicycles. Bicycles where else? Where else? Already echoed it. Four days ago. Oh, my gosh. And so if they just got tired and tuckered out, electricity no more, everybody's off their bicycle. So when they say here in the United States, they say, hey, we need to save the energy, solar and all this, and I go like, huh, just put the bicycles in the jail, you got so many skinny people. Oh, yeah. Yeah, right. That's good. Nobody thought about that yet. Keep them occupied. I think there's like just in the state of California that one state has 33 prisons. It's better than Windmill. I think it's anywhere between at any given time 120 ,000 to 160 ,000 inmates. I mean, how many bikes you get every one of them a bicycle? I would just like, listen, it's better than Windmill. Yeah. It works all the time. Yeah, it works all the time. Three shifts, right? And then just like, hey, Mary just turned on the oven, let's go, boys. She's baking cookies for police department. Don't let her disappointed. And it's kind of a way for them to give back to society, restitution. Yeah. Hey, you only got about 50 million more cycles to do. Imagine. Have a meter up there. How many watts did they create that give each prisoner a certain amount of money for every watt they create? It would be a problem if Mary was the lady put you in jail and you paddle a little faster to burn the cookies. I remember you. Or get aggression out instead of actually, you know, creating another crime and doing something horrible to Mary. You take it out on the bicycle and create more energy. Yeah. What is the company that, you know, they have this TV in front of that and it's like a stationary bag and you, they sell them, it's like $3 ,000 and membership and all this. That's a better thing. Look at you. You were far away from bicycle. I don't think they made bicycle for this weight limits. I think it would have been a better $3 ,000 to be spent on that bicycle than paid $3 ,000 to get stupid. Yeah, exactly. I have a friend and he proved to be stupid for $3 ,000 because he bought one. Yeah. He bought one for his wife. What was he trying to tell his wife? No. You need to, you need this thing. No, she wanted it. Oh yeah. She asked him. I thought he might've been saying, Hey, you need this cause I think you're getting a little fat. It's not a way to kind of send a message, but she wanted it, she wanted it for Christmas. It's this bicycle. I forget the name of it. Somebody would have figured it out later. And they sell it in the water side shop. They used to have this store there and, uh, uh, she, she Peloton is called Peloton. Oh yeah. You don't know. How would you know? So they had this store and you know, you pay membership and again, I give a paddle with people and the screen and you know, it's like a, almost like I think it was like a video game. You playing with other people. Yeah. And there's a person, you know, that looks like a real person, but it's recorded. And um, so she asked him to buy the bike right for Christmas. He was like, now I was doing the Fauci virus. Everything was shut down. Well, I'm home. I need to be moving on those. And he was like, now she told me big before the Christmas when I was supposed to get that right. So we ordered that and um, we were sitting here and he said, well, it's going to come within a month or whatever. So after Christmas and I said, I gave her two weeks and then like six months later, I forgot. He came here and he looked at me and says, it's, it's in the, uh, it's in the storage. I said, what is it? Well, that $3 ,000 bike. I said, why are you moving? No, it was not even two weeks. It was less than two weeks. She shoved it underneath of the bed, so I put it in the storage. You should have told them to put it in a garage sale. So then something happened. There was a recall or something like, uh, some, whatever it was, something wrong in the bike. So he read that somewhere in the newspaper that Peloton is offering a exchange or return the money. He immediately returned the money. That thing was out of the storage and back into the store and he got his money back. So he was stupid for $3 ,000 just for a little bit. Yeah. Not very long. And then he came back to his senses and took it back and got his $3 ,000 back. There you go. Let's go to officials. Why don't you go to officials? But we created now the perfect example, how to occupy people in jail. Maybe they can get a little money out of it. I mean, or at least pay restitution for all their bills. The court case, you know how much it costs to run court victims, you know, get repay victims for, I don't know anything about that, but I'm just saying instead of solo systems and all this, we can have, you know, them doing something, but you're, you're smart. It's killing two birds. Yeah, you are. It's killing two birds of one stone. You're genius. Thank you. And they're, they're, you're a genius and they're getting exercise. They're providing energy, a cheap source of energy that's not, you know, ruining the ozone layer. Unless they're farting. And then they can take whatever monies they're making from the kilowatts and whatever they pay an inmate when, you know, like in their industries and work and they could pay the people back. If somebody steals my idea, I'll sue them. We just said it here. Yeah. Right. Okay. It's recorded. Right. There's a timestamp. And I think it'd be good. It's just telling that you got the idea from, from, from your grandfather and living behind the iron curse. Yes, exactly. So, so it's 11 PM on 25th of what is it? Small Saturday. Friday. Yeah. Of August. Now that's the timestamp right here. If somebody dared to steal my idea, we'd have consultation. Right. What are we going to do to them? Just let it go. Do you get some shank? Yeah, don't shank them. Somebody will shank them. Right. Yeah. That's it. We don't know yet who. Yeah. You never know. Or they might, you know, you never know. Something, something that happened. Yeah. God will send somebody with sandpaper as a toilet paper or whatever. 50 grade. We are 50 grade. Instead of 220. Essentials of officials. Julian Bruce Traquita, Apache Music. Thank you for all the tunes. Divine Spa, official sponsor. Still, what, six days to go. Wellness Month. Booger massage in our spas. Couples massage. If there's rain or some, you know, just want to relax, do something for yourself. August is the Wellness Month. So, use it. Don't abuse it. Beachesos .com. That's the website that you need to know because weekend's coming. Whatever you need, we'll bring it to you from our website. 250 items. We do it quickly with style. With our mini truck and lights. Oh, yeah. Yeah, with a big red cut. What's the weather? Well, you know, the weather is, again, it's going to be 93, they say, today. And it's going to be a low of about 76, I believe I read. And it's clear as a bell all day today. Is it? Yeah. I like that. Very little clouds. Well, there's something coming, right? Yeah. I see there's X's on the maps. I don't know what that's supposed to mean. Well, we don't want to, yeah, I guess there's some tropical storms out in the Atlantic. Yeah? Yeah. That's X's. But once we, yeah, X's and O's. Oh, you know what? We're going to talk about X's and O's today. What have you been doing 452 on Thursday? That was yesterday afternoon. Have you been around airports sometime? Why? Because yesterday wasn't Tuesday. What's wrong with you? Thursday. Oh. That was yesterday. You said Tuesday, I think. No, I said Thursday. I know what I'm saying. I know what we'll do is we'll just listen to this. We're going to end up listening to this. All right. So what have you been doing? I've been... Nothing. Nothing. Okay. So just so you know, you missed the tornado. Oh, really? Was that up in Cape Coral? No, at the airport road. Oh, wow. One roof and nine cars. That's it. Oh, you know what? That's crazy. And you didn't report it as a weatherman. You didn't even say it. I did tell... Listen to me. Yes? When I gave the weather report for Thursday, I told you that it was going to storm... Let me see if I could be a sage. Oh, yeah. You said that. I said that it was going to have rain very bad at between five and six. Yes. You said that. I apologize. Yeah. You need to. Sincerely, categorically. Right. Sincerely, categorically, I apologize. Thank you. And I could... You know, I could probably... But it says five. This was 452. Okay. So I was... I take my apologies back. All right. You were wrong. You're an Indian giver. I heard it the other day. Yeah. All right. So University Hodge is closing in four miles. Did you know that? I did not know that. Yeah. So they're going to cease to exist. Operations are over. I don't know what happened, but that's the news. You can Google it and you can find out more about Hodge University. You wonder with everything consolidating and with the Fauci virus and all these types of things, how many of these institutions are going to be closed anyway just with technology? Everything is done by the computer. Well... I mean, why do you need the commercial space? You don't have students coming to the classroom, which I think is not the greatest thing. You know, you don't have that human interaction. It's important. So I mean, the social... I mean, we're social human beings. You know, like what I would do... Like monkeys? Yeah. If you don't show up here, what would I do? You tell me. I don't know. Well, I can tell you. Right. I'll be alone. Well, you'd be alone, but you wouldn't be... You wouldn't be doing nothing. Well, what I just found out is we cannot longer provide the quality educational program that we have provided over the past 33 years. And what was that? That's what the statement says in the university. That's what I'm saying. According to the university faculty, advisors are working to establish partnership and trying to reopen. But I don't... I mean, maybe the problem is also additional to that. You know... That's just financial challenges. But declining also number of the teachers. I mean, seriously, it's expensive for people to live here. Yeah. Yeah, it is. And not on a teacher's salary, but also just the total cost for education. Would it cost somebody to go into debt to... Yeah. You know, so in order to keep the institution going and paying your professors and all that, you need people to be signing up for classes and paying tuition. Yeah. Maybe it's just the whole kit and caboodle that's the problem. Maybe we have to start thinking as a society, you know, what's a better, more efficient, cheaper way to educate people? Does that make sense to you? I mean, listen, I've been asking a long time, what I mean, the education is one thing, but you know, what are you learning in the school? It's a lot of times, you know, some of the things are very old school books and you're learning something like which you're never going to use. So, I mean, that whole thing needs to be restructured. Yeah, I would think it needs to be more restructured. Remember when we were talking yesterday about the trades, right? Let me just give you a little bit of philosophy from my perspective. I like your philosophies. So what you have is that we kind of have this like cookie cutter thing. It actually comes from a Prussian educational system, believe it or not, out of Germany. And it kind of made its way here into the United States and we kind of made it like a factory type of industrial factory deal where everybody goes through the same thing and they get their little stamp of approval in this paper. You know, everybody, let me ask you this. You think everybody's called to be a doctor? No. Do you think everybody's called to be a pharmacist? No. Everybody called to be a lawyer? I think everybody would like to be. Well, especially you. Does everybody have the same intellect? Is everybody's IQ the same? Well, in this room I can tell no.
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"And Divine is, as always, Small Saturday is on a Friday, we are beyond our lunchtime which turns Friday into Small Saturday, August 25th, and this episode is 4 .24 from This Mic Rich! And from This Mic Matt. Wow, yeah, that was good. Yeah, I liked that. Well I decided to concentrate this time and not be spacing out. Well that was a good idea because a lot of times, you know, I don't even know you here, sometimes you're sleeping. Well, that's true, but then there's other times that I might just throw you off and I just didn't feel like doing that today. Not today? No, you know, you're usually very professional when you start out and you have all the essentials and you know, things ready to go and then I start throwing monkey wrenches into the engine and it could start setting you off, so I decided I might just try to behave today. Yeah, you know what, by the way, listen up, this is something you need to know, okay? You can't believe everything you hear. Yeah, that's true, just like you can't believe what I just said. But let me just say it again, you can believe everything you hear. You can't believe it? No, no, but you can repeat it. Yeah, that's true. Like what you just did. Yeah, exactly what I did. You're playing mind games with me. No, I don't, I don't have to, you have, yesterday. You know, you keep playing these games. Well, two days ago you said you have army of brain cells gone. Yeah, what I think you're doing is trying to push me into having to lay down on a couch and get some counseling. Well, I don't think that would help. I'm starting to feel like with all these little innuendos and little things that you're saying is that you're trying to tell everybody that I'm a head case. Well, everybody knows by now that you are, so I don't have to do much of work. I mean, that's pretty clear. All right. By now, everybody knows that. All right, I'm fine with it. You've been working on it a very long time, you know, to be very clear that you are head case. Yeah, that's it. That doesn't take you too much work. I asked somebody one time, I said, you know, how much did you pay to get that stoop? He looked at me like, and he played along with it, he goes, about $30 ,000. 30? $3 ,000. Why? What did you pay for? I don't know, nothing. He just picked a number out of his you know what. So now every time I see him sometimes just joking around like we do, I ask him, yeah, how much you pay? He goes, about $3 ,000. Well, nice. Well, I mean, if somebody asked you that - It's kind of cheap for today. Yeah. I wonder what it'd be inflation wise. It's good investment. 30 ,000. Anyway. I mean, I kind of like it when I can look stupid and be stupid because - Yeah, no responsibility. Not just that, it's just nobody wants anything from you then. Oh, yeah. You're taking me along. Hey, he's stupid. Yeah, it works for me. It works for everything. That's good. I've been doing this for years. Yeah, you're an expert. My grandfather always told me, hey, listen, if your wife, if you're married and your wife asks you to vacuum the carpet, you need to play stupid. Yeah, really? How do you do that? He never explained that, but he says, if you don't, you're going to be vacuuming the rest of your life. He was so right. Yeah, I mean, you guys had electricity behind the Iron Curtain, didn't you? Oh, well, sometime. Well, you probably could have used the excuse of just walk around with the cord in his head pretending like he doesn't know where to plug it in. I think what they had, they had a central station somewhere where they put all these people that protested against the communists in jail and they were on the bicycles. Bicycles where else? Where else? Already echoed it. Four days ago. Oh, my gosh. And so if they just got tired and tuckered out, electricity no more, everybody's off their bicycle. So when they say here in the United States, they say, hey, we need to save the energy, solar and all this, and I go like, huh, just put the bicycles in the jail, you got so many skinny people. Oh, yeah. Yeah, right. That's good. Nobody thought about that yet. Keep them occupied. I think there's like just in the state of California that one state has 33 prisons. It's better than Windmill. I think it's anywhere between at any given time 120 ,000 to 160 ,000 inmates. I mean, how many bikes you get every one of them a bicycle? I would just like, listen, it's better than Windmill. Yeah. It works all the time. Yeah, it works all the time. Three shifts, right? And then just like, hey, Mary just turned on the oven, let's go, boys. She's baking cookies for police department. Don't let her disappointed. And it's kind of a way for them to give back to society, restitution. Yeah. Hey, you only got about 50 million more cycles to do. Imagine. Have a meter up there. How many watts did they create that give each prisoner a certain amount of money for every watt they create? It would be a problem if Mary was the lady put you in jail and you paddle a little faster to burn the cookies. I remember you. Or get aggression out instead of actually, you know, creating another crime and doing something horrible to Mary. You take it out on the bicycle and create more energy. Yeah. What is the company that, you know, they have this TV in front of that and it's like a stationary bag and you, they sell them, it's like $3 ,000 and membership and all this. That's a better thing. Look at you. You were far away from bicycle. I don't think they made bicycle for this weight limits. I think it would have been a better $3 ,000 to be spent on that bicycle than paid $3 ,000 to get stupid. Yeah, exactly. I have a friend and he proved to be stupid for $3 ,000 because he bought one. Yeah. He bought one for his wife. What was he trying to tell his wife? No. You need to, you need this thing. No, she wanted it. Oh yeah. She asked him. I thought he might've been saying, Hey, you need this cause I think you're getting a little fat. It's not a way to kind of send a message, but she wanted it, she wanted it for Christmas. It's this bicycle. I forget the name of it. Somebody would have figured it out later. And they sell it in the water side shop. They used to have this store there and, uh, uh, she, she Peloton is called Peloton. Oh yeah. You don't know. How would you know? So they had this store and you know, you pay membership and again, I give a paddle with people and the screen and you know, it's like a, almost like I think it was like a video game. You playing with other people. Yeah. And there's a person, you know, that looks like a real person, but it's recorded. And um, so she asked him to buy the bike right for Christmas. He was like, now I was doing the Fauci virus. Everything was shut down. Well, I'm home. I need to be moving on those. And he was like, now she told me big before the Christmas when I was supposed to get that right. So we ordered that and um, we were sitting here and he said, well, it's going to come within a month or whatever. So after Christmas and I said, I gave her two weeks and then like six months later, I forgot. He came here and he looked at me and says, it's, it's in the, uh, it's in the storage. I said, what is it? Well, that $3 ,000 bike.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/21/23
"The It's Always the Right Time deal. Hey, wanna go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99. Mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Single item at regular price. You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucy. With four hungry children and a crop in the field. You ever catch Kenny Rogers there, Mike? Oh, sure. Love him. I only saw him once. And it was... I didn't... Oh, you mean catch him in concert? No, yeah, yeah, yeah. No, no, no. Never did. I saw him just once at a building you've been in a number of times here on Kenny Rogers' birthday. He would have been 85, passed away back in 20. They invited him to help open a really big and important building, which at the time was called, in 1990, this would have been like February of 1990, it was called the Florida Suncoast Dome. Oh, wow. It was the Trop. It was the worst baseball stadium in America, where one of the best teams plays. But saw Kenny Rogers at the Trop there in 1990, and he was absolutely great. So happy birthday, Kenny Rogers. Speaking of... You were all over the place. You were in D .C. What did you do over the weekend? Yeah, quick, quick weekend trip. D .C., New York, back to Tampa now. And was looking forward to talking to my fellow listless vessel on a Monday. How are you, my fellow listless vessel? I'm not a listless vessel. I'm not a listless vessel. No, no, you're not. No, I'm not. Do you know who he was talking about? Did you hear my... Oh, he's talking about Trump supporters. Of course he was. Of all of them? All of them? No. Well, he's talking about Trump supporters. I mean, you could probably dive in and say, well, what percentage? See, here's the challenge he has. He has a huge challenge. And this is the same challenge that you knew going into all of this. How do you criticize Trump as a political rival? Because he is his political rival without criticizing Trump supporters. And it's the same dilemma. You know, if you truly believe, as I do, that they're... I don't mean this about DeSantis, but when I say they, they're not going after Trump. They're coming after us. They don't hate Trump. They hate us. They hate the movement. They hate MAGA. They hate everything about people who stand behind the 45th president of the United States. Well, Ron DeSantis has that same dilemma. Because how does he challenge Trump and take on Trump without dismissing the millions of Trump supporters? There's an answer to that. And I've said it a number of times. I think you... I mean, 30 seconds. You get on a debate stage or wherever you go and say, listen, I supported the president. I enjoyed his policies and I want to continue them. I'm concerned that he can't beat Biden. And I absolutely can. And I can serve for two terms. That, to me, makes me a better choice. That's how you play to Trump supporters without insulting him. But he's not saying that. I know. And he hasn't said that. And if he doesn't say that, and if he's not saying that, that's a problem. Charlie Hurt... And by the way, I know it makes you uncomfortable, but DeSantis has got a lot of criticism over this from a lot of solid voices. Molly Hemingway, Charlie Hurt. Charlie Hurt said this kind of shows he's just not real good at this. He's not real good at campaign... I can sit here all day and did and explain what he meant. I think James Carville once said, if you explain it, you're losing. And it's just don't say things that you have to explain. And I think that the portion of MAGA world that has come after him as a rhino or a Bush flunky or a Paul Ryan acolyte, it's gotten under his skin and he's about had it, which I understand. But wait a minute. You've got to stay cool. You've got to let those things get you. But wait a minute. Let's explore this for just a moment, because you said something else that I sort of mildly disagree with. You know, there's a lot of solid conservatives that hate Trump, and we can't forget that either. So, you know, are they rhinos? No, of course not. Who comes to mind? Paul Ryan.
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"The It's Always the Right Time deal. Hey, wanna go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99. Mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Single item at regular price. Hello, everybody. Welcome to The Dennis Prager Show on this Wednesday, middle of August of 2023. Hello. I don't know which is worse than this series of things to report to you. And I really am not sure what the worst is. University of Chicago reports that 30 million Americans believe violence is justified to keep Trump from presidency. It's one out of every ten of my fellow Americans. I'm Hmm. trying to choose words carefully, hence the silence. To think that I share this country with such people is difficult. I'll tell you why it's difficult. Generally speaking, I have not only loved America, but I have loved Americans. 30 million of my fellow Americans are morally sick. Do I think that violence is justified to keep the Democrats from the presidency? See, they cannot imagine that the lack of self -awareness is a characteristic, is a built -in characteristic of the left. They do not realize that our contempt for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Adam Schiff, and the rest of the Democrats, is as deep as theirs is for Donald Trump. So they just assume, even though they would never acknowledge it, that we don't have a similar percentage. But you know what? Now that I think of it, I take that back. I don't normally do that because I've usually thought something through logically. But this is a brand new news item. Actually, if you ask these 30 million, do you believe that there is an equivalent number of Americans who believe that violence is justified to keep Biden, or Harris, or for that matter, any leading Democrat from the presidency? They would say, of course. They would project onto us what they believe. So I have another question for you in light of this. If 30 million Americans believe violence is justifiable to prevent Donald Trump from being president, do you believe that any one of them does not believe that it's justified to cheat in an election to prevent Donald Trump? Isn't this a sort of, well, if this, then certainly this? If you wear a coat outside at 20 degrees above zero, how much more so you would wear a coat at 20 below zero? It's a how much more so concept. If violence is moral to keep Donald Trump from the presidency, isn't cheating how much more so is cheating? Cheating is not, after all, involved in violence or involving violence. So anybody who thinks maybe Democrats cheated in the last election is considered a conspiracy purveyor or whatever the verb is. But really, as I've said, from the beginning, I'm agnostic. I accept that Joe Biden is president of the United States, and I also accept that they may well have been cheating. I know there was cheating. The question is, was it enough to sway the election? And on that, I am agnostic. It may well have been. So I satisfy neither side, and I understand that. Those who wish for me to say if there was no cheating or cheating was so negligible as having had no effect on the election, and those who say that there is no question but that the cheating made the Democratic victory possible. But I have to say what I believe, or I'm unworthy of your attention. I just want it clear, though, that if 30 million Americans do believe violence is appropriate to stop Donald Trump from being president, then certainly at least 30 million believe that cheating to keep him from becoming president is recommended. What is fascinating is Donald Trump was president. May I ask all of these 30 million sick people, what exactly happened that makes you believe that violence is appropriate to keep him from the presidency? He had the presidency for four years. What did he do that makes violence appropriate to keep him from being elected a second time? What did he do? He had the chance to do it. Did he suppress you? Did he censor you? What did he do? This is a remarkable thing. I can only say that if one out of ten Americans believes this, and I suspect it's more, but let's say one out of ten do believe this. What does that mean in terms of families? It means one would think that almost every family has at least one member in the extended family who believes this. That certainly most families may be the great majority. Wow. My heart goes out to you if a member of your extended family believes this. I'm not sure you want to find out. Not that I think about it. Hey Joe, just curious, this University of Chicago poll says 30 million Americans endorse violence to stop Trump from being re -elected. What do you think of that? Not even are you one of them? Just what do you think of that? The Chicago Project on Security and Threats survey findings, some of which are available at The Guardian, indicate that 18 million or 6 .9 % of Americans feel violence is justified to ensure Trump does become a president again. Oh, that's the other. That's really something. So 30 million Americans think violence is appropriate to stop him, and 18 million feel violence is justified to ensure he becomes president. Do you believe that? No? Interesting. So there is violence being used already. The use of the arrest powers of the state is violent. You don't come with us. We will physically ensure that you do and then we will take away your rights to live in your own home. You will live in a prison as an act of violence, usually appropriate, but sometimes with a corrupt state or used politically it is not justifiable. I fear for my country. I'd like to share with you a thought on my country. As I have noted on a number of occasions, I am reading this long book on the Russian Civil War. The Communists or Bolsheviks, as they were originally known, did not take over this gigantic landmass called Russia, one -ninth of the world's surface. Easily. There was a violent civil war. By definition, wars are violent. There was a civil war of people fighting them so that the Communists did not take over. The biggest lesson of this book is the amount of atrocities both sides inflicted. In our civil war that didn't happen. 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"Life Audio week I am airing a series of episodes that I actually originally aired last summer, but it's all about missions trips because I think a lot of people do their missions trips over the summer, but if you are someone that has ever thought about going on a mission trip, has thought about going on a mission trip with us, with the She Hears organization, I think this week will be a blessing to you. So, if you've never thought about going on missions before, I want to challenge you to just listen with an open heart and an open mind to what God might be calling you to do. I pray this week blesses you. Hey everybody, I'm Dale. And I'm Tamara. And we're hosts of the Kynos Project podcast, where we help you tackle ancient Christian truths in everyday settings. The word Kynos means new, and that's exactly what we want to do on our podcast, bring something new from what is old in our faith. And on this show, you might hear us explore topics like what the Bible has to say about student loan forgiveness, discuss how the Satanic temple affects our view of religious liberty in America, or even question why is it that so many people are having rapture anxiety. To learn more about the podcast, go to lifeaudio .com. The it's always the right time deal. Hey, want to go to Mickey D's for lunch? Ooh, let's go now. But it's not lunchtime yet. If we're going to McDonald's, it's always the right time. Yeah, it's hard to argue with that. There's a deal for every lunch hour at McDonald's. Now's the time to get two for $3 .99, mix and match a four -piece McNuggets, a McDouble, a McChicken, or a hot and spicy McChicken. Price of participation may vary, cannot be combined with any other offer, single item at regular price.
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"lunchtime" Discussed on WTOP
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"lunchtime" Discussed on WTOP
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"lunchtime" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Lunchtime like we've seen the last couple of days. news radio 1000 FM 97 7 your information station sponsored by fast water bill o 'neill at the editor's desk i'm taylor van size now our headlines are following from the 24 -7 news center here colleges and universities will no longer be able to use race as a factor in their admissions decisions that comes after the supreme court today ruled in favor of challenges to affirmative action programs at the university of north carolina and harvard the high court ruled that the university's admissions process processes and policies were unconstitutional and the supreme court will hand down decisions on cases involving student loan relief and lgbtq rights on friday two of the three remaining cases the court has to decide this term involve president biden's plan to cancel some student loan debt the ruling will decide if biden and presidents in general can move forward with such plans and that's expected sometime tomorrow and when the ruling comes down you'll hear about it right here on northwest news radio 16 people are recovering from injuries after an amtrak train partially derailed in ventura county california it was on its way to seattle heard a loud bang and the train shuttered you could feel it train go off the tracks start tilting the was impact immediate i don't know how that driver walked away from that cab officials say the train was full with 186 and more than a dozen crew members heading from los angeles to seattle when the crash occurred injuring passengers plus the driver of the truck others seen wandering across the tracks and through a nearby field waiting for help to arrive until emergency personnel were able to get to the scene and take the injured to nearby hospital i've been in minor car accidents i've been in really bad turbulence and it was nothing compared to that the incident causing service between ventura and los angeles to be suspended throughout the day this americans as prepare for a busy holiday travel weekend in a statement amtrak says they're working with to make alternate travel arrangements amtrak in coordination with local authorities creation we do have a lot of law enforcement support in terms of figuring out what happened with this collision this is just the latest in a series of train derailments over the last few months across the country everything from passenger trains to cargo trains carrying hazardous material abc's molalengi reporting the roads around america will be very busy this holiday weekend you're planning to take a road trip this fourth of july weekend get ready it is expected to see a record number of road trippers AAA projects that 43 3 .2 million people will drive it predicted 3 .36 million people will travel by bus train or cruise during the holiday weekend leading into the holiday roads are likely to be busiest on friday between 10 in the morning and five in the evening you may find it easier to drive sunday and drivers in major metropolitan areas like washington dc and boston will face the busiest traffic and you can't go too far in your car without filling up your gas tank good news prices are down the national average for gas is three dollars and fifty four cents a gallon a year ago
Corporate Amazon workers protest company’s climate impact and return-to-office mandate in walkout
"Hundreds of Amazon workers, protested the company's climate impact and the return to office mandate. Power to the workers. Hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested the company's lack of progress on climate goals and an inequitable return to office mandate during a lunchtime demonstration in Seattle Wednesday. Church hindley was among the protesters. I'm out here because I refuse to just sit idly by while mandates are dictated from above down that don't make sense and hurt the planet, hurt families and individual lives. It's been a month since workers needed to be back in the office three days a week before that it was up to team leaders. I'm Shelley Adler
"lunchtime" Discussed on WTOP
"Navy federal credit union is celebrating the commitment that connects us. Learn more at navy federal dot org slash celebrate their members are the mission. I'm Rita Kessler WTO P traffic. 7 news first alert meteorologist Eileen whalen, I am seeing plenty of clouds, but you say some of us are seeing sunshine now, right? Yes, in fact, I'm looking on our website WJ dot com. We've got a whole host of cameras all across the DMV and I'm seeing bright blue sky right now in Hagerstown, Maryland, also some blue sky. Showing up in our camera and Leesburg, Virginia, so I promise the sunshine is on its way. I think a lot of us seeing that sunshine by lunchtime and through the afternoon we're going to be super sunny with high temperatures getting to around 76° a really beautiful May Day with low humidity and light winds. And the sun doesn't set, you know, this time of year until well after 8 o'clock, 8 14 to be exact, so it'll be a beautiful evening, and as we head through the overnight hours, guys will remain clear, with lows tonight between 57 and 62. Tomorrow highs back into the mid 70s, we'll start off with some sunshine tomorrow morning, but then clouds will increase, there may be a passing shower tomorrow afternoon or evening, but higher rain chances, probably by bedtime. Tomorrow, and then as we head through your Wednesday, The Rain will be out of here. We'll see about a tenth to maybe a quarter of an inch of rain. Wednesday morning, a few clouds giving way to afternoon sunshine. It'll be a little breezy, when's gusting to about 20 mph, and highs Wednesday in the low 70s, upper 60s, Thursday for daytime highs, and then we're back in the low 70s on Friday, and as of right now, at least a chance for some rain, both Saturday and Sunday. Despite the clouds, though, no rain, I'm looking at temperatures in the 50s we're at 50
Lunchtime Liaisons: A Culinary Quest for Connection
"Do you know, okay, so this is very interesting. I'm curious to see if this is something that you've encountered in your life, or if it's just among people my age. I notice this would happen in college a lot. It was very sort of part of the culture when you would run into someone on the street who you knew peripherally or you were friends with from afar. You talked to them, how's your semester going? And then both of you would say, we should get lunch sometime. That's right, yeah, that's famous. That's an American thing. Be joked about it hard because all of us would do it and no one would ever follow up or have lunch. Yeah, that's how you say goodbye in Hollywood. Sean just said, but I'm actually, I'm a little ashamed. I did that. Right. So. And then I stopped.
A highlight from Out Of The Basement Podcast Episode 117
"Welcome to the Out of the Basement Podcast, a show where a group of friends get together and talk about a variety of geeky topics. Find out what shows we've been watching. Find out what movies we've seen. Find out what games we're playing. Come along and join us. We hope you enjoy the show. Hello and welcome to another Out of the Basement Podcast. My name is always Devon Tirak and today I'm only joined by Patrick Gleason. Yeah, I survived Fiona. Hi guys. Yeah, you at least had an excuse not to be available to do it tonight, except that your excuse that you didn't have internet finally got fixed, but no one else. Okay. The other Patrick also has an excuse. He has a really, really sore throat. He's been having trouble speaking for like the last two or three weeks. Like if this is an ongoing thing, he's had this trouble with his throat, so it's totally understandable that he wouldn't be able to make it to a recording tonight. We specifically had this episode being recorded late on a Saturday because Dwayne had an event during the day that he had to take part in and he was not able to join us before five o 'clock. He's like, oh yeah, that's no problem. Yeah, he said five. And we're like, let's do it at six so everyone has time to actually do stuff beforehand. It's a much more convenient time for everyone. Well, didn't even bother coming online today. And of course, our good buddy, Paul, who will never hear this, so he won't know that we're bitching about him because he has absolutely zero excuse. Oh, he actually, he's even worse off because he actually read the message. We put in another thing about the podcast and we were talking about it in our discord chat about it and he's like, oh, I didn't know there's one happening tonight. And then I'm like, well, we're doing it anyway. It's at six o 'clock. Are you going to join us? Uh, I have to go get dinner now. Which he's still not, he's still alive. We can see him playing another game with someone else. Let's not turn this into a bitch fest. Let's just actually do our week slash a month from the hobby at this point. I was going to say, I haven't done very much because I had no power. First no power for over a week. And then we got power because we poked up the generator enough that I could have extension cord going all up the stairs to my room. But then we got power back, but when they put the power back, the electric company cut the cable wire. So we lost internet for over two weeks. Jesus Christ. I couldn't imagine living without internet for two weeks. I mean, I had a bit of internet cause I was using, but I was using my own personal data and holy shit, just even watching some YouTube and stuff, your data gets chewed up. Yeah. So when I was working in the office at lunchtime, I would basically just watch a show on my phone. And before I got wise to the fact that I could just download the show to my phone beforehand and then watch it there without using data, I would basically be streaming. And usually around day 25 or 26 of the month, I would start getting low on, on data usage or a low on data. But now I'm now on an unlimited plan. So I don't really care about that anymore. Well, I also was like, cause I wanted, like, I've been away for over a week from work, right? So I'm like, okay, I'll start using my data for work. And anyone who does knows outlook with generic mailbox deliveries, that sucked up over three gigs a day. Holy crap. That's more than streaming. Exactly. That's because outlook, well, the mailboxes we, we access are huge, right? And you're constantly checking the server, which means it's constantly updating. So I was like, holy shit. So then after that, they're like, okay, go into, go into the office. So I'm like, okay. But my, I was getting close to the cap, so I'm like, well, I'm not going to start playing too many games or watching too many movies because I'm getting near the edge. So I'm going to keep it for like, you know, small stuff here and there, some news and that. But it was like, also keeping, keeping a track with what the ISP is doing. When are you going to come fix our shit? Oh yes. Oh, so this is, this is not related, but it, well, it is related in a tangential way. So I called up Rogers, who's my provider and I said, Hey, this is the issues we're having, you know, I'm using up my data cause I have to do with work and stuff like that. Um, and, uh, they're like, we'll give you an extra five gigs for the month. Um, I'm sick. I'm using two to three a day. Like, wow. Thanks. Like, gives me a day and a bit, thank you. And it's their fault that you don't have, well, it's not really their fault. Well, it's not yet. Well, it was also Rogers is not our ISP at home. Oh, I see. Yeah. So, um, but anyways, but in a way it was good cause I'm going to tangent again, go off on a little tangent, but it's related. I found a local gaming store that allowed me to go in, to use their wifi, to do some online gaming with buddies. Nice. Yeah. So you were still on your phone, just on the, on wifi. Well, no, it was actually, I have my, my, my laptop, I see. So, you know, so it's, it's just like login, you know, you know, locally to, you know, log in locally. I use my laptop. It's all on, you know, roll 20 and that. So, um, when it comes out, I'm going to say a big thank you to X or games. We'll give a little nod to them and make sure to try to remember to link them. Yeah. Just send me, send me their info and I'll put them into the, uh, into the chat or the, the text, the text. Hey Dwayne. Hello Dwayne. Hey guys. I'm actually in my car, um, out with Jen and I forgot all about it. And we're trying to get rid of stuff in preparation for having our flooring finally fixed tomorrow. Uh, so when you listen to this mess, this, this issue Dwayne, just skip the first five minutes. Yeah, just started somewhere around, uh, where are we now minutes, uh, eight or something or 10. Something like that. Dwayne's like, Oh yeah, no, I'm really going to check it out and listen to this one. Yeah. Somewhere around minute, minute six should be fine. It's very simple. If you don't want me to hear it, edit it out. No, no, you know, I'm not going to do that. Yeah, as much as we like to joke, we'll fix it in post. There is no post. No, hold on, hold on. You have no idea how much posts there actually is. There actually is a ton of stuff that I do cut out and leave on the editing room floor as it were. Um, so yeah, there, I actually do an incredible amount of editing before these shows get posted. Like this part here? But, but, but things that I say I'm going to cut out 85 % of the time I don't cut out. Now is that one of your stats, Div? You mean how 79 % of all stats are completely made up? Uh, I did make up that stat, yes, but it's, it's also very, it's, it's on brand and it's probably true. Probably true. All right. When I look, when I look back at my actual track record, yes, I think 85 % I don't buy. Yeah. I mean, and you shouldn't, um, I'm usually just making shit up on the fly. And, and again, our listeners know that we just go off on weird things anyways. So what the hell is, it's our brand. It's our brand. We are a group of moving off on tangents. Well it's only going to be Dev and I tonight mostly. So there'll be fewer tangents probably, even though I'm probably the worst for the tangents. Yeah. It'll also be a shorter episode than the last one I edited and put out, which actually is our August episode. I think that's, that's how far behind we are right now because I'm still waiting on people to do their damn trivia, um, battles, but I won't, I won't get on that. He refuses to get back to me. So maybe I'll just do a new, here's my other category. Yeah. Oh, hello. I am Patrick. Yeah. I am the other Patrick.
"lunchtime" Discussed on WTOP
"Gulpa precision implant dentistry technology scheduling your free consultation today at G four by gulpa dot com. Bob inlet traffic storm team fours Amelia Draper. A rainy Monday night across the area with cloudy skies otherwise and lows in the low to mid 40s. Rain comes to an end very late tonight into early tomorrow morning with the day tomorrow ultimately dry, we do start off with clouds and then sunshine develops around the lunchtime hours with highs tomorrow in the low 60s, a pleasant finish to your Tuesday. On Wednesday, plenty of sun with highs in the low 60s, for Thursday we continue to warm with temperatures near 70° in the chance for rain showers, rain is looking likely on a chilly Friday. And strum team four meteorologist simulated raper. Last hour, The Rain was covering a lot of the WTO listening area. We've had a change, right around the beltway in downtown D.C., very little rain or no rain at all. But there's another storm system that's west of Hagerstown, pushing through northern Maryland. There's a little bit of rain in Dale City, triangle and acquire, and then quite a bit of rain south of Waldorf through the plate up much of Charles county, all three counties that make up southern Maryland, in fact, getting a lot of rain, but much of this is now pushing east across the bay to the eastern shore. And for Baltimore down through saverna park in Annapolis, more rain that is pushing west to east across our area. Upper Marlboro at 41, we're only staying around 40 overnight. And it's 8 30. This is WTO P news. Everything you need every time you listen. The WTO producer's desk is wired by IBW local 26. Where electrical
The Science of Embryology
"Well, the other side will say Seth, look, it's the fetus is the size of a pebble. You can't possibly say that's the same thing as a 6 foot three person. Right, it's ageism, right? So that's what they say. We hate racism. We hate sexism in this country, but apparently ageism is not just acceptable, but it's been normalized. The child is not the same size as us simply in virtue of their development. So let's look at excuse me. Yeah, I got something. No, you're good. Let's look at what the science of embryology says. The type of science, by the way that you're not going to hear from UC Berkeley or from Fauci, the high priest of progressivism. The science of embryology has been basically uncontested for decades. And yet you don't hear this anywhere in the mainstream media or in universities. From the moment of conception, there's a distinct living in whole human being. Distinct because it's obviously not your DNA not your choice if you like to say the body and her body's not her body. And we know that because the baby could be a different gender than the mother. Obviously, pregnant women don't have male genitalia so the baby's distinct. The baby's living 'cause dead things don't grow. The unborn child meets all the requirements for a living thing. And the unborn child is directing her own internal growth from within. So right, I have two kids, Charlie, my wife never woke me up in the middle of the night, shaking me saying, babe, come here, come whisper to my uterus. Come remind baby to grow. 'cause unborn children actually, they develop themselves from within independent of the wishes of their parents. And the child is whole. A whole human being is simply a human being who already has everything they need to realize their full growth and development as a participating member of the human species. And this is where our opponents Charlie get very confused when they say, well, I mean, maybe it's like biologically human. Like it has like human DNA. It's like cellularly human, but it's not like a full human. Oh, you mean like lunchtime? You mean what the Nazis called subhuman? All right, not full human just kind of subhuman. Same type of bigotry with abortion. But they say it might be biologically human, but it's not a human like you and I. So this last concept is the most important for us to articulate to the next generation and to the pro choice moderates and pro choice activists in our country. A whole human being is similar to a Polaroid photo.
"lunchtime" Discussed on On Mic Podcast
"Anyhow i can't remember all of them but so the the publisher sends the song to the tv show. That's looking for it. And then they'll send a bunch of them they might send like ten songs and then the network the network that's producing the tv show will listen to all of them and say. Oh yeah this one. This is the one we want in the scene. And then i get so now. The publisher is kind of out of it at that point and then the net. I have a contract and i get paid from the network so when i get my check from Get a licensing fee that's paid by the publishing company. That's the first thing you get. Then you get royalties after the fact and that's from ask app or bmi. Whoever you're performing rights organization is and that's directly paid from the network from nbc or abc or whatever and it's paid depending on what time of day The show is on if it's on a major network and how long of the song they played it played and is it a featured song where there's no dialogue over me or is it in the background. So i've been both. I've been in the background and adventure. You're the epitome of a working musician. Because you're doing these kinds of things that are part of the production and it's still you performing and it's a great avenue for your material right right. Yeah it's great. I wish i had more of it. I i haven't had any placements recently. But hopefully i'll have a few more coming up now. How does it work though being a new englander and you said brockton. The city of champions is where you're from grey upgrade city. But how does it work In this day and age. Maybe it's even easier in this day and age with all the virtual stuff being based here in new england as opposed to being in nashville or la or new york Well yeah i think it is easier nowadays with everything with technology. You don't have to necessarily be in those cities i mean. I'm sure it helps in some ways to have more connections face to face connections with people. Technology really has changed the whole landscape of of everything you can. You can just send somebody a link to a song you can. You can perform live on screen. It's crazy so Yeah as i said my publishers out of la. I've never met them. You know we've never met face to face. But they that's made money from my music. And i make money from it so it's a working relationship. God bless you for that. That's fantastic all right. I wanna talk about the song because this is what brought us together for podcast today and not that i wouldn't have gotten around inviting you on anyway but this was even a better reason to do it now. It's called hug a million times as a great story behind it before we play at one we talk about the story. Sure so i've been vaccinated and suddenly i thought wow really changed my whole way. I was feeling. I was feeling so isolated like we all have been so kind of afraid to be with people and not sure what to think and So anyway when. I got my first vaccine and i knew pretty soon i would be able to be with people you know face to face without this fear and i would finally be able to hog people that i loved. I just couldn't believe it. And i started anticipating and how wonderful it would be to feel. You know to be together. And my niece had had a baby during the pandemic and little girl named mariah and we haven't been able to well. My nephews have also had during this time right before the pandemic but anyhow variety and i the family you know we had not been able to hold her or see her because she was born during the pandemic. So it's just been this whole thing face to face the screen. My niece calls at lunchtime. We see the baby. So finally after i'd been vaccinated and a couple of weeks ago by that was in the clear you know and i got to go to the backyard. And oh my gosh. It was just like fabulous. So that was another impetus behind the song. Just that excitement of you know it feels so good to be together. And that's what the song about so let's play.
"lunchtime" Discussed on Lace Out AFL Podcast
"That weren't change h wake if that's going to happen and a lot of the times wearing dodgers bang ford a lot of its panic football because it's just not working and you know. Bang it down front and center. We'll see what happens. A guy back to end on attaining you'd learn that the regardless of law end operating. Its people panic when they haven't got a structure worked out so hopefully you you like you said it's gonna come to fruition out with. They're going to be some concerns that you're going to have for the year i want. Start with you on this one. Grant your concerns for the club. The she onfield off-field anything off. Got one but i'm gonna Morning at the end because mas more of a playa rather than macleod perspective incense for mind this year and all jokes aside There are a few at the cloud bryant and of even i the staunchest investment supporters need to admit agreed with what study said earlier. We have deliberately seiken step back with regards to the draft but we do realize that we need to get some different types of supplies into the club there is absolutely no mistake as to why we drafted tolls we dropped the tolls for a reason. We need to get some of that That mocked me ability around the grand. Like sorry for mine. The the concern. That i have is that we have taken a step back to go forward and the kid. There's a lot of pressure on the kids that we've drafted to be that catalyst to move forward. The catalyst of having hippo down stuffing do what he's going to do. I think there's i hope we don't pull a jacob or somebody like that and put zachary damn back and talks upfront and siro talented tolls do your talented toll thing and they get monster. Just i am married. i must marta. I am interested to see how we manage this phase of is it going to be a long step back or is it going to be a short one because we pick up some kids and we pull a cotton and get sam walsh and get some good young kids coming through and then they start to look i. K- yeah it's a fair point are recommending a year or two. Or if you have re build. And it's not a full rebuild. It's more of a clean up. That's the thing couples cholera in a lot. Worse position than you guys have. A great reality is a two hundred eight football Aunt outset yet. You may need when we always talking about rockland. I got united twenty. Three twenty four is when i really started to get the bearing someplace in good footy nine tragedy three two hundred cinemas guys you yet just the reality is that just not gonna be physically gifted as yet to compete every week in f. moi only concern ease. It's actually a playa that's david zaharakis. And just think unfortunately one of the christians launch an almighty and bring it forward. Was you know we've spoken about a couple of breakout role. Model them was uc breakdown. Who's going to be in their season. And i'll just think that the way things are going zaharakis could be mockby. He's last year. He is who she ing. Thirty one will be thirty. Three ball the tallest season. Keith seen I it's actually just turned thirty bucks. So that's how i is creek. What he was nar is crafty is what he was. Not pretty half is sort of in that no man's land. He's not a forward. He's not a backman. He is a midfielder. But when you're trying to compete against some of the nights that we spoke earlier it's got to be hard for him. He's got concern from is perspective whose visual have a. Do you have a breakdown imply that you think could be woobie day last season regardless if it's free agency whether it's a full whether it's you know what just gonna retire at the end of the i i think personally made the early freedom now. Highly is gonna be I think he's quite serious. What he's gotland people very much understand. It's very very serious thing that he's got As for the rest of his life rather than anything to do football now Who has had consistent back issues And he's definitely aging annual sahara okkas For people who don't know hasn't been to one session training bisheh. He's bought he. He had surgery in november coming off a poor year. We're obey honest. his biggest issue is either. He's either has purple patch for weeks where he gets possessions in gigs. Three thousand looks. But then you'll have a six week period of literally being invisible and it's probably frustrated seventy on fans and it's it's one thing that we've said on podcasts. That we kind of almost the challenge a little bit to truck inciting nail. This klopp has to peak guys who earned a spot. Like if you if you want to change the culture the you did. You got to do that. If they're captain that's that's a statement and a half this are he's you'll always be known since iraq is for that beautiful finish to the the anzac day guy. Many many many moons ago but he once again he's running out of the law and that's probably been a little bit malonga over. These probably hasn't deserved it. Because he's just boston as much as i actually. You don't want to see a great. Seven of the copies fe loves bor any social go is fantastic listening capable of membership off the two hundred dimes. Yes always his main. Bob anyone's remember i fell club or any top of club. Net is a servants simple as that so so weld under him. By the way you mentioned kyle hooker a little bit early and you mentioned backs etc. Who i actually think lucre is never ever recovered since travesty. 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"lunchtime" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"But then I've got all this ground beef. I was thinking is like, you know, ground beef is such a new institutional product these days that and people eat it all the time, and I think to myself I never do. I just don't. I mean, you might find me once a year, once every two years, you know, making a batch of meatballs or something like that out of ground beef, but generally Uh, burgers, things like that. I just don't eat him, and it was struck me of how ubiquitous ground beef is and how often people make it And like What ways I was like. I just have no interest and even dealing with it. And of course, here I am with £400 of beef in my car £200 of which is ground beef, So I am going to be seriously challenged as in my trips to the farm. To figure out what to do with it. The first thing we did was make sloppy Joes. I haven't made us what they're actually Jackie made about a sloppy Joe. I was just gonna make like a barbecue beef sandwich. Ground beef with barbecue sauce cooked down on a toasted bun. She wanted to make sloppy Joes and she wanted she followed recipes online. She had no interest in anything I had to say about it. On and you know nothing new there, But yes. Oh, I'd be curious if you if you think that their ground beef control I know I know burgers. I'm just not a burger guy, so I know that, But if you have a place that one of you, our trusty listeners Have a place where ground beef just gets a stand out. It's not just a stand in, but it's a stand out in a dish, right. If you have something like that, I want to hear about it. Go to our Facebook page. Tell Amy and then we'll put it on a segment here on this show. Go ahead, Terry. There is a very famous dish in France, called a sheep are Monte, which is mashed potato ground beef mashed potato ground beef mashed potato red crumb baked in the oven. And service is super hot like a shepherd. Yeah, kind of idea. Except no cross. No, just just make and as a kid, you know, when we go to school, we went to school during lunchtime. You know, once every other week or so, that was the dish as a main course. Double figures lunch and that was such a treat. Because I just know there was such a beautiful thing. Mashed potato and ground beef. How bad can it get sliced onions, caramelized onion. How bad can it get means delicious. Well, you're you're right, And I guess I should think about it. That's what I'm that's why I'm asking people to give me some ideas about how to use up £200 of ground beef that I have in my freezer at the farm because I want the steer across the street that we watched grow up from a caf all the way. Too. It's one bad day and make make a ground beef, tomato, onion, garlic, beautiful stew, and then can it put it in the enjoy? I'm not doing that Chef. I'm not. I'm not canning. My. It's already frozen in my Why did I get I try? I gave £10 of my sister in law I gave £10 to the housekeeper. I can't give you £350 lets it Z. I just was struck me that. Here I am. I'm just not the biggest ground beef fan and I I love ground pork. I mean, I make sausages all the time. I love it. We'll make a beef sausage. No, I'm just saying, you know, it's not Zounds. Terrible. It's being When was the last beef sausage that you have? Other than a hot dog? Remember? Exactly exactly. There's a reason for that. But you could make a good one. No, I can't. I don't know why that is. Why don't you see more beef sausage? You just never see it. You see lamb sausages, You know, like more gays, or you see Cherie so was which is pork. Generally, I guess the Mexicans make a beef teres. Oh, would be my guess. Yeah, those air That's my idea of green beans. Just get rid of wait for it. Wait for July. Join him all the way through October. They're very prolific. They'll they'll grow nicely and But in the wintertime heat dried beans, you know, grow your own dried beans to that super fun. Jackie grew hundreds of pounds of dried beans. And then, as she watches her Netflix shows in the in the off season of the farm, she just shucks beans and her hands were just totally busy the entire time. Shocking piece. So shocking beans. Amy what? What's our Facebook page? Lots of radio. Yeah, You can also email us at hot stove radio at Tom Douglas dot com. It's time for breakfast in bed when we come back on Cairo Radio..
"lunchtime" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Afternoon news here on 7 20, w g. N Albert Ramon, Speaking of donation news Nation is the chief meteorologist at news nation. They're getting started about 2.5 hours from now, Albert Welcome back. Hey, How's it going today? Enjoying the sunny thirties? We have out there right now. So I was talking to my dad on the phone earlier this morning, and he's like, manage a beautiful day And I hadn't really been out yet. What are you talking about? But, Yeah, once you got out into the sun, you know the ice on the driveway was melting. It was It really was a nice afternoon. Beautiful afternoon. And the last break you got ahead out there. You have to enjoy it, because I think today's hands down gonna be the nicest day for at least the next two weeks, at least the next to. Well, you're kidding me with it looks bad that long. Yeah, it looks like this Arctic Air Mass that arrives this weekend is gonna sit with us for good check up next week, and the long range models would take us beyond Valentine's Day. The middle of the month. Keep us below average in the temperature department. You know, we've been we've been very lucky Winter has been above average. All of December. All of January. 1st three days of this month have been above average, but we're about to get cold. We're seeing indications that the coldest air in about two years arrives this weekend. It kind of this part's over the Midwest for the better half of next week because Carl Sandburg said, the city of big shoulders but it's really the city of the gut punch. Because we thought you write it felt so good. Like we made it through this winter. It's not gonna be that bad at all. And man, it's turned on a dime. Yet it's a long, menial anemia. Very volatile where you can have these extremes both on the warm side on the cold side, and we've been thankful for the most part for our warmer weather fan on the warmer side, but we're about to get the real Chicago winter. Coming. It starts tomorrow. We have a quick system coming in around lunchtime tomorrow, And that's what a winter weather advisory goes in effect for the Chicago area, and tomorrow evening's rush could be on the messy side because we could see 2 to 4 inches of snow. And it's not, You know a ton of snow compared to what we had this past weekend, but the system coming in with quite a bit of wind 35 to 45 MPH gusts. So there is going to be an issue when it comes to blowing, even drifting snow kind of in that prime, You know, time when a lot of people will be on the roads, at least relative to the pandemic, and that's gonna be tomorrow evening's rush hour. More snow is you go north lessons you go south Correct. Exactly, Yes, so northwest of the city. That's where we're expecting for, plus inches of snow. And then the farther west, you go into central Iowa. There's actually blizzard warnings. In effect. They're not going to see a ton of snow 2 to 4 inches, But the winds will be stronger at in central Iowa. That's gonna produce of his ability. And that's why those blizzard warnings went into effect for them, Not us. Thankfully, good news for us, then I guess with these temperatures in the mid thirties now is that Some of the snow on top is maybe melting formed little crust, So it's not going to be blowing just the new stuff. I would hope. Right? Yes. So that that looks to be the case. That's a good that's a great point on But speaking of the cold stuff, all right. What about the cold Air? Thursday night? Friday morning? We're in the team at the time, but I don't want to hear it. But I'm sorry. We're out of time to be cold. Don't mind this. No, but this is This surprise you that I mean, it's not as bad as the polar vortex a couple of years ago, but we're about to hit weather is cold Aziz we've had since then, right? Yeah, the coldest right now in the forecast the cold. This is gonna be Sunday morning when the actual air temperature will be about four below But you factor in the wind. We're talking about wind chills 20 to 30 below. I'll say that again. 20 to 30 below wind chills to start today on Sunday, and that's when we're talking about the coldest air in about two years, And that's when you watched your pipes. Make sure you know if you've got an older house, a little trickle on the water and things like that. I'm gonna actually I've been battling with a cold corner of our house and I've been trying to figure it out. I'm gonna go into the basement and do some insulation on the hot on the pipes down there and the events and try to keep things warm. Because, Yeah, this is about his cold. Well, it's not as cold as it gets in Chicago, but it certainly colder than we felt in some time. And so, But Okay, so a lot of times I'm like, like pain medication. Okay, I can make it to Tuesday. If I can make it to Tuesday, I'll be okay. But you're telling me we're gonna go well into like Valentine's Day with this stuff. When it comes to below average temperatures still averages low thirties for this time of the year, and I've got single digits for highs on Sunday. I've got teams for highs into the first half of next week with below zero or single digit lows. And, yes, it looks like that pretty much carries over into the middle part of the month any more snow in the forecast. So the accumulating stuff tomorrow and then we're started. She's communications in the data that as we head towards late Monday into Tuesday will have accumulating snow and Lake enhanced his well and that's kind of when it gets tricky on just how much are we talking about for early next week, So we're gonna start need to fine tune that forecast in the coming days. How'd you whether your first big snowstorm in Chicago Was off this weekend, so I enjoyed it from the comfort of my home and watch to come down and then have to get on the roads until Monday afternoon, So I had a head into the station. So you sit with your remote sale that I got it wrong, though. She got a.
"lunchtime" Discussed on Hie Skool Lyfe
"Pencil top like pencil and pen wait. Hold up. hold that mike for me. I can close to your head no continue. I'm in here of daniel watts and i continue quoting. She was engrossed in her book but happened to see that the man's thing beside her as bowl s could be grabbed a cookie or from the bag inbetween. Are you still talking when you words. The listeners as bold as could be grabbed a cookie are two from the bag in between which he tried to ignore to avoid a scene k. Guys get what's going on. Hopefully i don't have to hope. I don't have to summarize for you guys. So she munched cookies and watch the clock. As the gusty cookie thief diminished her. Starkest she was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by thinking. If i wasn't so nice. I would black in his i Next paragraph with one cookie. She took her few took one when only one was left. She wondered what he would do with a smile on his face. In nervous laugh he took the last cookie and broke it in half so he offered her hat. He offered her half as he ate the other. She snatched it from him and thought. Oh bother this guy has some nerve and he's also rude why he didn't even show any gratitude catch my breath that means guild g a l l e d gal killed probably in angry and side with relief. When her flight was called she continued. Carter's dictionary right now. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate refusing to look back at the feeding ingrate. She saw she boarded the plane and saying and sank in her seat and she saw her book which was almost complete as you reach in her baggage. Bitterness bitter or guild means bitter anger brewed nerve rudeness. Annoy anger infuriating art. She boarded the plane sank in her seat then. She saw her book which was almost complete as she reached in her baggage. She Gasp with surprise drum roll. There was her bag up. Cookies in front of her is if minor here shimon in despair. The other were his and he tried to share to too late to apologize. She realized with greed that she was there. One in great and the thief dear parents as i looked at. I don't know what that is. That's probably for preschool. And probably as sharing is caring. I hope you guys like that quality quality episode. Guys i would you can look it up. Share it with people fun. It's called clicky thief cookie thief. Sorry guys i'm your aping yunos. I searched cookie poem airport and he came up. We have a word of the day word of the day of the day. What are the day by. The rest of my. Cookie is so bright. Quit sober So breiqa so A nickname of that is your word of the day quote unquote. You must tell you you must tell yourself no matter how hard it is or how hard it gets. I'm going to make it out to create one by brown brown. Of course it's talk about some good old days for middle on my god. Okay any any any any. Can't win door store flat tires. Yeah we're gonna talk about ralph local store those about mile from our house. Would you take for if that mike nine will churches. I point nine. Half atlanta is like point the church like point seven point eight or something so google yes. I'm sure it's like a mile on the door. Start talking to well now. There's a road that will make it longer before we just cut through this field any who we would go about point seven miles on sidewalks had come to the unpaved road you would take you would head due north never soggy waffles west northwest. You had north west and you'll see store there. There is a creek back then. Creek creek river thingy here. What is it is a dollar on the dot. I'm not dollar on the dot on dot directions directions. One point one miles. I told you and that was. That's if you have to take the road but we used to cut through the field. So i guess it's probably like point nine point walking or by. Oh still in point one mile okay. Any who still any any here all right so we would cut through the field. There'll be glass and stuff and we would ride our bikes and there's a creek. There's been a couple times at the creek full and you can either fold jump over like throw your bike and jump over which we didn't get strong enough to do for a while being or no. Yeah we're big boy now or you can go around it which added like couple minutes on your trip but no one wants to do that. There are a couple of times where we just walked right through it because midsummer in the waterfall. Good but then. There's a couple of times that we creative. There's this one time there were like. How do we get crops because out longer around your ground. So first of all dramatic yeah. This is my time that tried to cross a creek. Okay so we later bites in the water. It wasn't fast moving so barely moved. We laid our bikes in the water and then walked across the across the frame. In my buddy my buddy jack me my foot slips off the frame and i'd go straight into the creek like in the center of my bike because like there's a whole unders like i fall right between it and like i got stuck in really hard getting out Cold and wet cold and wet for the rest of the time. But there's this other time get animals like gonna hop on my bike other the little higher but i was like all the others on the front so i get tons of speed i go. My tire hits flatten the other side. And i like lean over my handlebars and the tar falls into the creek. So goes shink and then i fall over them and i land into the water and we're being so sad for the rest of the day of just depressed. I mean yeah. There's those times that we got the tires the one time. I remember the biggest tires. I tried hopping the curb pretty much the curb well like because we used to do a lot back then. We so cool. We're like what we. I'm on this little road bike. I always have the smallest bite. Yeah i don't know why. It's because i haven't gotten a new bike in years old ones you got. It doesn't have row times on non even naughty treaded. I walking near transit but road. Yes sport sport muslim mode videos You think i hit the curb head on straight there. And i think i heard a pop pop like yeah it was it was instant because you hit it at like really fast would say ten to fifteen miles per hour is just like a mike..
"lunchtime" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"You with us. Thank you for being here. Thank you. For those of you that have been giving 833850 22 29. We earlier heard from Ah young lady named Debra. In one of the segment. She was telling her story on Dshaughnessy said she made this the statement that was so bold that when I heard it, I had to write it down. But she said that when she heard her child her daughter's heartbeat for the first time, she knew that she had to keep her that the pressures that have been coming on her from outside forces the men in her life, the family in her life that were Trying to do other things. Then then what was best for the welfare of the baby and what was best for the welfare of the of the situation. We she knew that the none of those things could add up to the same kind of feeling in her conscience that she was gonna have if she saved the baby's life and saving the baby's life. Became her focus. It became the that moment And what caused that flip? What caused that switch? It was flipping the light switch on bike, showing her the heartbeat by letting her hear the heartbeat. The moment that she heard that It just it just resonated. She just knew that in internally, she said. That's my baby, and I knew I had to keep her friends. That's the story that we have played out you and you and I. Over the last three years we have saved I believe it's in excess of 1200 babies. In the last two or three years with pre born We're asking you to help us save another 429 this year and we still have about 392 Go. So would you help us right now? 833850 20 to 29 Scott Wilder's back with us from pre born in Scott. There's something amazing that happens when, for the first time That someone here is the heartbeat of their own child, their own flesh and blood. You know, it really is a I've said many times. The reason it is so powerful is because it's the truth. The truth is powerful because the lie has been pervasive. Girls and women have been told all this time. It's not a baby. It's not a baby safe seeing on this thing you're gonna do. It's just a lunchtime procedure. Don't worry about that. Let's make the problem. Go away and move right on. We heard one young ladies issues new to Christ. And she said, even even though I was a Christian, so I was kind of raised. This is my body and I do have my own plan. I'm gonna do what I want to do, and I'll just get an abortion and we'll move on, she said. And she even said it was so weird. I said it just like that. I just have an abortion will be okay. We'll move on. On Ben, Her husband's. It was a long, Christian, longstanding, Christian said. No, that's that's not right. We can't do that. So so. I mean, today you can stand for life in the single most effective way. And and this is what I think we've been put here to do. The world's not going to do it. It's an inside job. If we don't do it, it won't be done. It will not be done if we don't do it. If if you don't do it, it will not be done. I. It's easy to say we're gonna pass it off to somebody else. But wait for the right president. Right time with right Congress the right court in the right mood to do the right thing. It's never worked. It's never worked. This works. Upwards of 90% of the time all the time. We've been passing it off to somebody else. Babies lives have been taken and women's lives have been impacted. Yeah, There's hope and healing, And it's not the unpardonable sin. But there is an impact from having made that decision that will stick with them for the rest of their life. And you can we are pro life were pro woman and we're pro gospel. Saving babies and saving lives of mothers from a lifetime of regret. And saving souls is what pre born is all about. But it can't be done if you don't get on the phone. What we raise here stays here. These air your baby's your grand babies. They were trying to save today. A 33850 20 to 29 833850 22 29. As we were just hearing Scott remind us of the impact on women. That's another one of the lies by the way that the culture tries to keep hidden. There's several lives that the culture tries to keep it in one that that abortion is a victimless act that there's no real victim. But then the other part of the lie is that there is certainly no consequence to the woman. That experience is it And for those of you listening that have gone through it. You know that. That's not true. You you know of the pain that you felt in your heart, You know, sometimes of the physical problems that still exist beyond The action itself because it's not a healthy activity to engage in it is it is a destructive activity that is reaping destruction against the female body itself. It is taking a life in an unnatural way, Scott that we always have this question of pops up almost every year. What's the difference in an abortion and the miscarriage well in a miscarriage? Nature takes its course. And it has a way of dealing with the end of that pregnancy in a way that an artificial termination called an abortion never replicates. So the way cells divide in the body the way you have female function impacted. There's other things that are occurring and the culture won't tell.
"lunchtime" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Insurance. Let's check in with Viki Ferguson over Fox six. Little chilly this morning. I'm making Yes, and we've got a winter weather advisory for our northwestern counties in the state of wintry mix, but not as many problems for the rest of us and then just a cold rain for For others way have our attempt to readings today warming up to about 40 degrees, so most of that threat is over after lunchtime today, tomorrow morning could see some icy patches with our lows dropping down to about 29 degrees. So black ice is possible for many of us tomorrow morning and then tomorrow afternoon, warming up close to 50 degrees, with mostly sunny skies from the W B, R c first Alert Weather Center. I'm Mickey Ferguson for Alabama's Morning news. Right now. We do have some rain in the area and cold War 39 this radio 1055 wkrc. Not all heroes wear capes. Whether you preach, teach or our first to respond to the call for help. Alfa wants you to know we appreciate your service. That's why we've created special auto discounts. For those who serve get an auto quote at alfa insurance dot com. Hold. It is Alabama's morning news team You have pushed to completely destroy. The president continues from the Democrats with a head cheerleader. Nancy Pelosi, saying there is strong support for a second impeachment..
"lunchtime" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Olson. I am recording this. While i am visiting my parents and melbourne beach florida decided to come out and enjoy the nice seventy two degree sunny weather and share with you. Something that kevin. I and the rest of the team decided to do. Which is we are going to actually be dropping. Our lunchtime lives on friday at noon so for the last year and a half or so we've been going live on social media pretty much every friday and we will invite guests from our local community on to really just kind of chat about kind of whatever sometimes it has something to do with marketing. Sometimes it's just more community building You know it's been interesting and it's been fun but we decided after looking at our strategy and our implementation to go ahead and drop it because we realized is that we spend an awful lot of and time and the money and lost opportunity by creating general brand awareness so with general brand awareness. You're really getting your name out to a community whichever community you get it out to up to you in our particular case it's usually the local business community and we've done that because we've just always done that that's really kind of how kevin and i built our networks and then when we got together we continue to do that as a digital and we've generated awful an awful lot of business because of that but we've recently decided to segment into three different industries so medical marketing law firm marketing and home services marketing and so by looking at our strategy and our implementation. We realized that we are spending an awful lot of time on general brand awareness when what we really need to be doing is spending more time on brand awareness within our industry or industries that we support so as an example you know it's always flattering with someone in the business community says that they've seen you or they recognize your company name but we'll be really want is is less of that and more of a doctor or a lawyer or home services owner says that they recognize the red digital and so we're going to be shifting from general brand new awareness to more carpeted industry. Specific brand awareness will so because of that we've decided to go ahead and drop lunchtime live in the future. We have lined up a whole bunch of guests for the next couple of weeks benefactor. Even now i'm here in florida arguably on vacation. I will be conducting a lunchtime live tomorrow. Which is friday afternoon as of this recording is thursday. So i'll take care of that but that's also kind of an example of one of the know it's hard to maintain these things over time as well right so it becomes know the novelty wears off. And sometimes these initiatives that you have sound easy at first but then of life gets in the way and it's difficult to maintain these initiatives. So you know. Here's an example. I had already scheduled someone to be a lunchtime live tomorrow. But then i decided to go visit. My parents and i either needed to cancel that invitation. Basically we send the invitation. Or maybe have kevin fillon as the host but something has to happen and so. That's that's a challenge as well is that you have to just do this consistently if you're not going to do it consistently shouldn't do it. Also there's a couple of reasons but are really has to do with not wanting to spend a whole lot of effort time and money on general brand awareness and we're shifting to industry specific awareness. How much more successful would you be if you could. The experience of a group of successful business owners. That is the group of people that we have. In our business growth masterminded check more formation at array mentor dot com..