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A highlight from Irresistable Grace
"John chapter 6, 35 to 51 will be our text this evening. John chapter 6, 35, 51. Hear now the word of our God. Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me shall not hunger and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me that I should lose nothing of all that He has given me but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in Him should have eternal life and I will raise Him up on the last day. So the Jews grumbled about Him because He said, I am the bread that came down from heaven. They said, Is not this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does He now say, I have come down from heaven? Jesus answered them, Do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him and I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the prophets and they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except He who is from God, He has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh. The sins of the reading of the word of God, let's ask His blessing now upon that word in a moment of prayer. Our great God, we ask very simply this evening that your word would be a lamp unto our feet, that it would be a light unto our path. For we know on the basis of your word that it is truly only in your light that we see light. Grant it to us now in Jesus name, Amen. You must be born again. Those were the words of Jesus to Nicodemus in John chapter three. And you're no doubt familiar with those words as they in many ways took center stage in the mass evangelism movements of the 20th century. They were repeated frequently on the lips of men like Billy Graham. And indeed these words do make for an effective evangelistic call to faith. As our Lord makes clear in John chapter three, the new birth is the only way to enter the kingdom of God. It's the only way to have real communion with Jesus Christ. It's the only hope for eternity. But if all of these things are so, I hope you believe that they are, then we aren't necessarily then to ask how we are born again. If the new birth is the difference between heaven and hell, then I'm sure that you will agree with me that this is a matter of inestimable significance. And even if evangelical Christians are of one mind about the necessity of the new birth, it is simply a matter of fact that there is a long -standing disagreement as to how we are born again. For example, you will surely find many evangelical Christians out there today who would say that the new birth comes about something like this. God in his grace calls all men, all women everywhere to believe on Christ that they might be born again. However, in order to do so, man must use his unaided free will to cooperate with the grace of God by choosing to express his faith. That those who do so will be born again and those who by a contrary act of their free will resist the call of God will be condemned for their unbelief. And you see, in this accounting of things, the initiative lies with who? It lies with man. The choice is his. He can go one way or the other. He just needs to make up his mind, believe or resist, believe that you might be born again. Many people speak in this way, but the question tonight is, is it biblical? And it's not. You don't even have to leave John chapter 3 in order to determine that it is not. Nicodemus there expresses bewilderment to Jesus about the call to be born again. What does Jesus say? He says, do not marvel that I said to you, you must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, you hear it sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born again. Do you see, brothers and sisters, according to Jesus, the new birth requires a sovereign act of God's holy spirit. The lies initiative with the Lord. Only when he has done his work are we even able to believe, and he tells us that he will do that redeeming work when and where he wants to do it. And this is the doctrine which is commonly referred to as the doctrine of irresistible grace, or to use the language of the Westminster Confession, effectual calling. This doctrine is present, as we've already alluded to in John chapter 3, and it's present in John chapter 6, 35 to 51, which I've taken as my text tonight. So the way that I want to spend the time allotted to me this evening is to take a brief look at John 6, 35 to 51, and then to simply draw some doctrinal lessons from that passage. First of all then, let us quickly tonight survey our text. To begin with, we take note of the fact that the verses which we have read this evening take place in the aftermath of Jesus' feeding of the 5 ,000. While the other three gospels do tell that story, they largely focus on the disciples' reaction to that miracle, while John is especially interested in the response of the crowds. And what was the response of the crowds? Well, initially they were amazed. We would find that if we had time tonight to read all of John chapter 6. They were so impressed with Jesus' work at the feeding of 5 ,000 that verse 15 tells us that they really, what they wanted to do was to make him king, and to make him king by force. However, as Jesus did so often over the course of his ministry, he quickly moves as he begins to teach to dissuade the crowds of the misunderstandings which were baked into their initial reaction. Very bluntly, Jesus explains to the crowd in verse 26 of this chapter, Truly, truly I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. So Jesus knew that the men and women standing before him were more impressed with the meal that they had been given than they were with the giver of the meal. And to correct this failure to prioritize, Jesus tells them that they need to quit working for bread and start doing the works of God. As a result of that assertion, they want to know, what does it mean to do the works of God? And Jesus explains in verse 29, this is the work of God that you believe in him whom he has sent. And it's really this exhortation in the text which provides the context for the passage that we have read, where Jesus is teaching the crowd who it is that he is, that they might indeed believe in him. And so Jesus declares, I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me shall, not hunger, whoever believes in me, shall never thirst. So what matters isn't how full your belly is, because eventually you'll be hungry again. What matters is that you feed upon the bread of life, which brings eternal satisfaction. But Jesus goes on in verse 36, I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. Here's the crisis in the text. The crowds had marveled at the feeding of the 5 ,000. They had sat under the preaching of Jesus Christ himself as he held himself up before them as the proper object of faith. And yet they did not believe. Why? How could it be? How could they fail to respond when they had seen so much and when they had heard so much? A message that had no error, a better sermon than you will hear preached tonight, they had heard on that day, so how is it that they could fail to believe? Well, Jesus provides an insight into this quandary in verse 37, saying, all that the Father gives me will come to me. Whoever comes to me, I will never cast out. The implication is that if they have not come, if they have not believed, it is because they have not been given by the Father to the Son. Now, some might think that's a harsh response from Jesus, but as we observe in verses 39 and 40, Jesus freely promises to raise up every last person who looks on the Son and believes in him unto eternal life. The promise of the gospel stands open, believe on Christ and live, but not all believe. And the crowd's response proves it. In verse 41, we are told that the Jews grumbled about him because he said, I am the bread that came down from heaven. Now that Jesus has drawn a sharp dividing line between those who belong to him and those who don't, they are suddenly less impressed than they were just moments prior. In fact, as we see there in the text, stoop so low in their response to Jesus that they began to cast aspersions on Jesus' family. Don't we know this guy's mom and papa? Who is he to say that he's the bread of life come down from heaven? Jesus doesn't budge. Jesus doesn't alter his message. He does not change course in response to this criticism. Verse 43 to 45 shows this, Jesus answered them, do not grumble among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him and I will raise him up on the last day. It's written in the prophets and they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. And some, if someone comes to Jesus, it is because the Father draws him. And those whom the Father draws will come without fail. And then our passage ends with a re -articulation of Jesus' identity as the bread of life which came down from heaven to give life to those who feed on him. Much more we can say there. We don't have time. That's our survey of the text though. So the question is what doctrinal lessons can we take away from the account which we've just considered? Well, four short lessons. First of all, the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. This is taught in our text. It's taught throughout the New Testament. As Jesus explained to the crowd who was before him that day, it is those who do the will of the Father by looking to the Son and believing who are granted eternal life. Anything less is insufficient for salvation. It doesn't matter whether your idol of choice is a false god or your material possessions or your flesh. Trusting in anything or anyone other than the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation will lead you to hell. As we read later in the Gospel of John, Jesus says, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me. So the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. The second point we want to consider is the fact that the only way to have faith in Jesus Christ is to be drawn by the Father. The only way to have faith in Jesus Christ is to be drawn by the Father. Our second doctrinal lesson is far more controversial than the first, but I hope that you see that it's no less scriptural. Jesus says plainly that no one comes to him unless the Father draws him. And why is this the case? Well, place this sermon in the context of the others. It is necessarily the case because as we have already heard tonight, we are naturally depraved. We do not naturally seek after God. We are born dead in sin. So if we have any hope of new life, we need the initiative and the power to come from outside of ourselves. Unfortunately, there is a power. Again, all that the Father gives me will come to me. So as we hear the outward call of God through the preaching of the gospel, the Father is sovereignly calling his elect inwardly that they might believe the message that they are hearing. So the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. The only way to have faith in Jesus Christ is to be drawn by the Father. The third point here is that the Father draws sinners to Christ through the working of the Holy Spirit. Now here we recall the conversation which we've referenced between Jesus and Nicodemus. The Spirit is not mentioned explicitly here in the passage we read in John chapter 6. But I hope that it's obvious that these two passages are not to be divorced from one another. Instead, we may, interpreting scripture with scripture, deduce that the way in which the Father draws the elect to his Son is through the work of the Spirit. Like the wind goes where he wishes. As Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 10 paragraph 1 puts it, God calls those who are predestined unto life by his word and spirit out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ. That is a triune God saving an elect people. This is the fulfillment of the promise made to God's people in Ezekiel chapter 36 verse 27, where the Lord promised to his old covenant people in that day, the coming of the new covenant, I will put my Spirit within you. So the only way to be saved is through faith in Jesus Christ. The only way to have faith in Jesus Christ is to be drawn by the Father. The Father draws sinners to Christ through the working of the Spirit. Our final point of application, doctrinal consideration, is that this work is always efficacious and it cannot be resisted. The text tells us that all who have seen and heard from the Father will, in fact, do, in fact, come to Christ. There is no tentativeness in the Lord's remarks. This is not a maybe, hope so, hope it happens. All that the Father gives come. And this is consonant with the picture painted by the Apostle Paul in Romans chapter 8 verse 30, where we read of that unbreakable chain of salvation wherein those who have been predestined will be effectually called. So we read. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Contrary to the Roman belief that the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ can be resisted as it was expressed and administered through the sacraments, contrary to the opinion held by many evangelicals that the Lord's call and the work of the Spirit can be resisted, we read here of a salvation which is planned in eternity and accomplished in time without fail. And many worry that such an understanding of God's sovereign working does damage to man's will. But it does no such thing. Without the triune application of redemption, which we have already discussed, man is wholly incapable of willing the good. His will is only free to choose those things which entice his fallen nature. Only when God transforms the will of the sinner through the working of the Spirit is this hopeless situation overturned. I will continue the trend here tonight by making reference to the canons of Dort, which are very helpful in explaining this point. There we read that it is by the effective operation of the same regenerating Spirit that God also penetrates into the inmost being of man, opens the closed heart, softens the hard heart, and circumcises the heart that is circumcised. He infuses new qualities into the will, making the dead will alive, the evil one good, the unwilling one willing, and the stubborn one compliant. He activates and strengthens the will so that like a good tree it may be enabled to produce the fruits of good works. You see, when we speak of the doctrine of irresistible grace, we are not talking about a trampling of man's supposed free will. Rather, we are talking about a transformation of man's will through the work of regeneration, brought about by the Holy Spirit that we might indeed repent and believe. And all of this follows quite naturally if you've been tracking with the development of the doctrines of grace tonight. As sinners, we are depraved. We cannot save ourselves. Our hope of salvation stems from the fact that God elected for himself a people for which he sent his son to die an atoning death. To speak of God's irresistible grace, then, is simply to speak of the application of those benefits to the elect. As the eminent reformed theologian John Murray put it in his discussion of effectual calling, calling is an act of God and of God alone. This fact should make us keenly aware how dependent we are upon the sovereign grace of God in the application of redemption. If calling is the initial step in our becoming actual partakers of salvation, the fact that God is its author forcefully reminds us that the pure sovereignty of God's work in salvation is not suspended at the point of application any more than at the point of design and objective. In other words, what the Lord planned to do in eternity, he most surely does. And he ends the quote this way, We may not like this doctrine, but if so, it is because we are averse to the grace of God and wish to irrigate for ourselves the prerogative that belongs to God. And he says, we know where that disposition had its origin. So, brothers and sisters, I close tonight by insisting with the great evangelists of yesteryear that you must be born again. And the way to receive that new birth is by the working of the Holy Spirit through whom the Father draws sinners to Jesus Christ for salvation. So believe on Jesus Christ, who died for sins and was raised to give eternal life. The gospel call to the preaching of the word goes out to all men, even if only some are effectively drawn. So it is incumbent upon you tonight, if you're hearing these words, that you would repent and believe if you have never believed in this way, then I urge you to do so now. And if you have, then give thanks, recognizing that it is not of your own volition. It wasn't up to you. Instead, it was the gracious gift of God to whom belongs all the praise and glory. Let's pray. Lord, we thank you that it was not left up to us because otherwise, if it were, it would have failed to have happened. We would not be saved. But you are good and you are gracious. Lord, and you transform our wills as you work within us through your means of grace. We might understand that which was previously baffling to us, that we might believe that which we once hated and that we might know a God against whom once we had rebelled. So we pray tonight that you would teach us daily to give you the glory for the great salvation which we know in Jesus Christ, in whose name it is we pray. Amen.
A highlight from 2 Reasons Bitcoin OVERPOWERS The Stock Market (Next Global SUPERPOWER)
"When do you see Bitcoin breaking that correlation and becoming something other than a risk asset, a true store of value? It's this cycle. So there's two main reasons. What's up, everybody? Welcome to another Saturday edition of the Alpha series here on Discover Crypto. We've got a great guest lined up. We're gonna be talking with Joshua Jake. How are you doing? How are you feeling? I'm doing great. Got off the plane coming to Atlanta just a few days back, you know, got on the plane at like $28 ,000 Bitcoin, maybe it was a 30K, but by the time it was off, 35K, market's going wild. People going, where's this money coming from? Is this retailers? Is this institutions? Is this BlackRock's fault? Is this not BlackRock's fault? And you know, it's just an exciting time to be in the markets for the first time in like three years. So I'm excited to be here. I mean, I can echo that. A lot of people have come in in this live. I mean, we have a huge amount of adoption over the last two years and it kind of dwindled off. Engagement dwindled off. We see that as creators on YouTube and TikTok and Instagram where we get all those metrics. So is there any sort of thought you have right now that you'd like to share with anybody, whether they're new in the market or they've been around for a long time, what's something that we need to consider with this new hype coming in? We got that God candle. Is there anything that we should be worried about? Is there any different sort of risk management we need to be doing? How do we not fall victim to these green candles and get ourselves in the wrong side of the position? Yeah, great question. I would say, honestly, the first thing is realizing that we've been lied to nonstop from our financial institutions, our asset managers, just year after year after year. How many times has crypto had an obituary? It's been like a thousand times at this point. There was actually just a recent article that showed CNBC and Bloomberg. So shout out to those analysts that have predicted the death of Bitcoin over like I think 25 times and 35 for the other. So moving into this new cycle, as we see hype come back and this life come back into these markets, it's the same vibes of early 2020 before we saw that rally into 2021. Don't chase the green candlesticks, right? venture capitalists, asset managers, banks, they don't chase green candlesticks, right? They're buying and accumulating year after year when we're in a bear market. So if you're brand new to this industry, you just see a big green candlestick and you're like, man, I should buy before it goes up further. Just take a breath, sit back and just let it find support. Just give it a moment and truly just understand what the asset you are buying actually is, how it functions, what the utility is before you make that investment decision. I mean, I couldn't agree with that anymore. You know, we talk about other people like Michael Saylor. He's become like, I don't wanna call him the mascot or the spokesman of the Bitcoin space, but he is case in point, you know, just taking it to the shoulder, taking it to the face, taking it to the back when he's just been DCA -ing nonstop. Some people call him dumb in some areas where he's buying near a top, but then you see he's also buying near a bottom. It's that, you know, time -tested strategy of buying because he sees value long -term. So how does one gain confidence when they're seeing the market swing about and, you know, to have that confidence to be a consistent buyer. But we were talking earlier, you mentioned that one of your main strategies, barring any other trading, your main strategy is DCA. So how does somebody, whether they're trading right now, they just got in or they've been around for a long time, why should somebody DCA? Why do you use that as a strategy and how can we implement that in all of our own portfolios to have more consistency and longevity in this market? Yeah, so there's two main reasons. The first one is just time in the market always beats time in the market. I think that's a historical model. A lot of people that have tracked the S &P and just traditionally traded, they follow that metric, right? You don't wanna be trying to time the bottom, time the top, just consistently average in. The second point of that is going to be just watch your local news media right now. Watch CNBC, watch Fox News, watch CNN. And not in the sense that you're gonna take and absorb information from there, but realize that every economist in the world right now that has the PhDs, has the master's degrees, has 14 books, has a $100 million hedge fund or $100 billion hedge fund, they're all fighting. They cannot compromise. They cannot come to agreement, right? Whether it's the war in the Middle East or it's the war in Ukraine or it's developments in the Pacific, people don't understand and can't figure out where we're heading in the future because we just printed $9 trillion in the last three years. So this is like the first time I think you've seen a lot of economists not say, hey, take a pause back. Let's focus on risk off assets or let's focus on risk on assets. It's more or less, man, when is the feds gonna pivot? Are they gonna pivot too quickly? Is this gonna break the wage versus wealth gap in America? Are we screwed? As a 26 year old, am I ever gonna be able to buy a home again in my life, right? These are those questions that are starting to ramp up. So off that second topic, how do I position myself? I don't care necessarily what someone that's 70 or 80 plus years old is wondering about what's going on in the market. So you just brought up Michael Saylor. He's either gonna be the next generation Warren Buffett because he makes the best trade in his life off Bitcoin, or he's gonna fail miserably. Now I like to lean towards the positive side of that because I am very bullish on Bitcoin, but that's my outlook. When I see all these economists and these people that have been managing these hedge funds and asset management firms for what, two, three, four decades at now, when they tell me that I'm wrong, that crypto is a bad investment and I see the adoption on the backend, all I go is show them the chart of the wage versus prosperity gap in America. Go to 1971, WTF, I won't say the word, but happened WTF in 1971 .com and you're gonna look at the wage versus prosperity gap. Our politicians, our lobbyists, our economists, they've been wrong for 50 years. This inflation's not stopping and it's not going to stop. So how I hedge myself is I follow something pretty similar to the 50 -25 -25 rule. What that rule is is 50 % of, this is my personal opinion, not FA, we know the rules here, is ultimately gonna be into those large caps, Bitcoin, ETH, some people like MATIC, some people like XRP, whatever your blue chips are. Personally, that's Bitcoin and ETH. The next 25 % is gonna be your large caps, mid caps, you know, you wanna diversify and that last 25 % is gonna be the VC strategy, right? You need to think like a venture capitalist coming into this space. This is the jungle, this is Wall Street 2 .0. This is no different than Silicon Valley, this is no different than the dot -com bubble. There's VCs coming in here like sharks, wrapping softwares and services in a product or a utility token and then just pumping and dumping a same product that's a copy and paste of the previous. And so for that reason, I treat it like just VCs. I want to diversify and invest into quite a few, understanding that yes, six to seven of them are going to go to zero, three to four of them are gonna break even and one is gonna hit that moon back. So I'm gonna pause you there just for a moment, just to clarify, 50 % Bitcoin and Ethereum or Bitcoin or Ethereum, another 25%, those other blue chips, we're talking, you know, something probably in the top 20, I would guess, right? Yeah, top 20, 30. And then the last 25%, you said VC, so it's a higher risk, the lower market cap most likely, are you putting all of that 25 % into one? Are you breaking up it into five, 10, 15? I suppose that might be determined on how large the capital pool is that you're pulling from. Definitely breaking up, yeah. You know, the moment you're taking more than even 5 % of your overall 100%, right? So if we have 100 % of that portfolio, you know, you shouldn't be allocating 25 % of that to Meme coins, right? Things that have no utility or products that have no fundamental value at all, like hex, right? Yes, I'm gonna take a shot right there. You know, you want to spray and pray on that because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter if necessarily these products have good utility or not. Look at Solana, it's broken down more than an ice cream machine from McDonald's. You've heard the memes, right? It's closed on Sundays like Chick -fil -A. So, you know, from that aspect, it's gonna come to that marketing. And so you, like, again, no utility, but they're gonna pump. So that's where you just want to diversify into, honestly, like 20, 30 cryptos. You know, we're talking about, you're putting 100, 200 bucks into a bunch of them. Understanding, yes, it might go to zero, but also this might be the next polygonmatic or this might be the next Decentraland Manna or whatever it is that we saw pump in 2021. You brought up a great point earlier, and I want to get your perspective on this. This is, I think, a very important consideration with Bitcoin because Bitcoin, in a lot of ways, drives the crypto ecosystem. So what happens with this narrative, I have to ask you, with risk on, risk off, currently it's still considered a risk off sort of asset in terms of you're going to typically want to look to Bitcoin when risk comes back in the market, right? Because it's high risk. So is it risk on, is it risk off? This debate about Bitcoin still being, whether or not it's digital gold, it's going to be an inflation hedge. I think in the long term it will. But I have to ask, what's your perspective on when Bitcoin may flip out of that risk narrative, where it's truly a commodity, where it truly not only trades in its own sort of sector, but also against, counter to, for instance, right now, we see the markets maybe on the cusp of breaking down, especially after the Fed pivots. Is Bitcoin ready to have a true and sustained and continual breaking of correlation with traditional assets? When do you see Bitcoin breaking that correlation and becoming something other than a risk asset, a true store of value? It's this cycle. You get a lot of talks of de -dollarization. There's lots of talks of BRICS, China, Russia, Brazil, India, South America, all coming together and building a system that's an alternative to our current currency in the United States. Now, for that reason, that's because of all the money printing we've been printing the last few years. And inevitably we've been in debting third world countries, second world countries with world bank loans. And what happens when the United States raises their interest rates and force us to not only print more money ourselves to pay back our own interest rates, because next year we're going to be paying back $1 .25 trillion annually just in debts that we owe based off our own interests. It's ridiculous. But people don't realize the impact that has on third world countries and second world countries. These countries are indebted to the United States. They have US debts, US treasuries, right? So when they're holding onto these assets, it's going to force them to print more of their own money just to pay back off the US loans that they owe, right? So, you know, it causes hyperinflation and destabilizes a lot of countries. And for this reason, you've seen a lot of second world countries, third world countries now come into play and starting to do things like in the Middle East, you had, I believe it's pronounced Oman. I could be pronouncing that Middle Eastern country wrong, but this is right on the border of Saudi Arabia. This is in that oil basin area. They're investing $1 .1 billion into converting wasted natural gas and methane emissions and that value with Bitcoin miners. What do I mean by that? Well, this is where the world's greatest commodity comes into play. You see, you know, most of the energy that's created in our world through our fossil fuels. So let's get this out. You know, Greta Thunberg was wrong, okay? You know, we need nuclear. We do need to go towards renewables, but we rely on fossil fuels. That's not going to go away. And the infrastructure that's been built out in the United States and globally, it would take us years, if not decades, to replace the equipment and infrastructure to support new energy. So with that understanding, we have all of this energy being created and you have, and I'm sure you guys have seen it, but oil fields where there's flaring gas emissions and burning off all these oil emissions into our atmosphere. Pure waste, why not harness it? Exactly, and so we're now seeing companies like Crusoe Energy, Clean Spark, and a lot of companies come together through Exxon, ConocoPhillips, even Gazprom, which is going to be one of the largest oil providers in the world out of Russia. They're all converting a lot of that wasted energy into that value with Bitcoin and that can be done anywhere. So for that reason, I think this next cycle, this is the time where we have the Spot ETFs. We've watched BlackRock, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, everybody manipulate our markets for the last five years. They're calling it a money laundering index. They're saying it's a scam. They're saying it's going to go to zero. Meanwhile, the whole time they're investing on the back end and getting ready to develop what I believe is going to be the next biggest financial product ever, which is a Bitcoin Spot ETF. Joshua, it's been great talking with you. Where can everybody find you? Give us your socials. When are you going to come back? Yeah, so it's Joshua Jake on all socials. I do a lot right now. I just actually sold my personal marketing company, but right now you can find me on TikTok, Twitter, and then of course, YouTube. But YouTube, I'm actually transitioning, guys. It actually looks like I'll be here about every other week on Discover Crypto, hosting your guys' morning show and doing a lot more interviews and content like this with you guys here in Georgia. So stay tuned for some crazy announcements coming out of that. You can also find me on CRU Plus, which is going to be CryptosRS is George's new program. I'm hosting a show called Beyond the Headlines where I go in depth on your macroeconomics. I'd hag on certain presidential candidates and I just talk about the real things that need to be talked about in these markets that do affect crypto. Well, right on. We appreciate you being here and talking and going surface level and going super deep. I hope you all enjoyed that. Make sure you hit the like button, hit the subscribe button, ding the bell, join us here in our community. Positive encouragement, data -driven, trying to bring you the best, the peak and information here in the crypto markets and looking at those broader markets too. Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. Thank you for being here with us. That's all I got. Adios muchachos. Thanks guys.
A highlight from REACH RVA Update 1
"Evangelism on Fire Nation, welcome to today's bonus episode. It's time for our Reach RVA E -Team Moment, part one. Welcome to the Evangelism on Fire studios. We have a special guest. His name is Steven Walker. Steven Walker, how are you doing today? Man, I am better than blessed and I'm thankful to be back on Evangelism on Fire and talking to the EOF Nation. What's up? Yes, man. It's so good to have you in the studios today. I want to thank you. You made a two and a half hour drive to be in the studios today just for this occasion. Come on now. I mean, how far will you go for Jesus? You know what I'm saying? Come on, man. I'll go all the way to the other end of the earth. Let's go. That's what I'm talking about. That's what we're talking about. Some special stuff today. We are. Yeah, we are. And I know, I know you have some questions, you know, for me. I do. Yeah. Are you ready? Hey, bring it on, man. All right, here we go. First question is Reach RVA. Man, I just love the way that sounds. Yeah. Okay. It's a new ministry for Evangelism on Fire, right? So what is the mission of Reach RVA? Yeah. You know, you're spot on. It's a new initiative of Evangelism on Fire ministry. And before we go any further, let me introduce to you our Reach RVA eTeam. My name is Mark Thomas and I am part of the Reach RVA eTeam. I'm Jerry Howard with the Reach RVA eTeam. I'm Nick Jenkins with the Reach RVA eTeam. My name is Gino Gonzalez and I'm with Reach RVA eTeam. I'm Phil O 'Brien and I'm part of the Reach RVA eTeam. I'm Stephen Walker, part of the Reach RVA eTeam. What Reach RVA is all about, it's a citywide gospel movement uniting Christian entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and Christian business people in the RVA metro area using their business to accelerate the work of God and to change our city with the gospel message through one -on -one evangelism. Wow, that's great. So you're saying that if I'm a Christian business owner and I'm located in RVA, I can join you with this whole citywide gospel movement? Absolutely. That's powerful. Now that's the mission for Reach RVA. What is the mission of Evangelism on Fire? That's a great question. So Evangelism on Fire, our mission is we're a ministry and we're a podcast that exists to empower and coach you to live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. So with Evangelism on Fire ministry and podcast, that's a global ministry. Okay. So the stats say that 95 % of Christians worldwide will go their entire lifetime without leading someone to Jesus as their savior. They'll go their entire lifetime not sharing the gospel message as a lifestyle. So that's a global ministry. My heart, my calling is to train Christians around the world to learn how to engage in the mission of the great commission. Whereas Reach RVA, that is a movement that's specific to the RVA metro area. RVA meaning Richmond, Virginia. That is specific to the RVA metro area. And there are 650 ,000 people here in the Richmond, Virginia, the RVA metro area who do not know Christ, who are unsaved or unchurched. And the Reach RVA e -team, we are connecting with those business leaders. You know, like I said earlier, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business people who are using their business as a platform. They have a white hot faith. Okay. I'm going to talk more about that here in a little bit. They have a white hot faith and they use their business as a platform to get the gospel message out to reach our city for Jesus. So that's the difference. I got you. So it brings it home. This is where the gospel is shared in RVA specifically as a focus and a mission. That's right. Reach RVA. I got you. Okay. So now that we know the difference between evangelism on fire and Reach RVA. Now, the question is, I want us to focus on Reach RVA for a little bit. The citywide gospel movement unification. Yeah. Tell us more about that. All right. So Reach RVA e -team is a citywide gospel movement uniting our city together through the gospel proclamation. Okay. And how do we do that? That was my next question. So how we do that is the Reach RVA e -team, again, is just specifically focused on business, Christian, strong Christian businesses, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs who are using their business to reach our city with the gospel. It's specifically just for the marketplace business people. So that's what Reach RVA is. So that's marketplace ministry you're talking about. Yes. So if they're a Christian business owner or a business owner that wants to reach the city for Christ, and maybe they haven't figured all that out yet. Maybe they just want to be a part of that and figure that out with partnerships. Right. So you're inviting those one to be part of something like that, to also contact you and figure out what is their part and what God's doing to Reach RVA. Absolutely. That's right. Okay. Absolutely. I know, but who are you looking for specifically? That's the question. So you're looking for Christian entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, businessmen, women, and white hot. You said white hot. Explain that to me. White hot faith. What does that mean? All right. So that's a great question. Most people think that the hottest flame that exists is a red flame. Okay. So I hear a lot of times Christians, they say, man, I love Jesus. I'm all in for serving Jesus. I'm on fire. I'm on fire. I have a red hot faith. And I tell them, yeah, that's, that's great. Yes. Right. It's great to have a red hot faith, but did you know that the flame that burns the, with the most temperature is a white flame. The difference between a red flame and a white flame is, listen to this, Stephen Walker, 1000 degrees. Wow. Okay. That's a big difference. Okay. How do you get there? I mean, what does that look like? So a white hot faith is the hottest flame. All right. White, the white flame burns at an incredible 2370 to 2730 degrees. Did you hear that? Oh my God. It's the hottest flame that exists. How did you even know that? You looked it up. I looked it up. I'll study these things. That's right. Yeah. I'll study these things because I used to say I have a red hot faith in Jesus. Right. And then someone told me, they said, you know what? Why don't you have a white hot faith in Jesus? So then the question is how do you increase your, your faith, your desire, your passion, your efforts go from red hot to white hot. Yes. And that's becoming a part of Reach Your RVA, feet on the ground, making it happen. Yes. Gotcha. So I'll give you two examples of Christian business owners. Okay. That have a white hot faith that are using their business unapologetically. They are sharing their, the gospel through the platform of the business that God had blessed them with. So I'll give you one example of a Christian business owner here in RVA. Okay. All right. Richmond, Virginia. His name is Jerry Howard. He has several businesses and he knows that God blessed him with those businesses. So he can take the financial revenue from those businesses and reach as many people here in the city that he lives in Richmond, Virginia, to reach people with a gospel message. And he's unashamed and he uses his financial revenue through those businesses to build God's kingdom here in the city. All right. I'm going to give you a second example. Wait a minute before you do that, because I know Jerry. And one thing that I realized is when I met him, he had what's called red hot faith. It was red hot, you know, for the Lord loves the Lord, reading the word, all of that. But over the period of the next few years, I saw him turn white hot. He started teaching the word of God, committing higher levels of investment into the things of God and into winning souls. And then, and then partnering up with Vangelism on Fire in a big, big way so that you can do even more so that that's what you're talking about. Progressively becoming white hot is in getting more and more active. Exactly. In that way. Exactly. Yeah. I mean, beautifully articulated. Thank you. Yes. So he's one business owner that has a white hot faith and you just gave a great backstory of that progression. The second person that has a white hot faith that is a Christian business owner is you, Stephen Walker. Come on in. What's the name of your business? Manifest Media LLC. Yes. Manifest Media. Okay. And it's spelled M -A -N -N -A, MANNA, and then F -E -S -T. And the reason is because what I believe is that God blesses his people with what they need, just like he did the children in Israel, right? With MANNA. And we celebrate what he gives us. So my company was designed to remind people to celebrate the provision of the Lord. And give him glory for it every day. And you know what, if you want to translate that, that's a white hot faith. Yeah. And you began that business as a business owner to give God the glory. You use your business to reach people for Jesus and to build God's kingdom on this earth. Sure. Absolutely. You know, so when I think of the business owners with white hot faith, I'm thinking of Jerry Howard. I'm thinking of you, Stephen Walker. And here's something interesting. Are you business owners out there? Are you Christian business entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business people? Listen to this. This is going to really get your attention. Jesus appeared 134 times in the New Testament, right? And out of those 134 times, he appeared in the marketplace 122 times. Wait a minute. Before you give them the answer, let me guess. 122 times. Did I get it right? 122 times. Man, I got a gift. That's awesome.
A highlight from $100 Million Crypto Mistake! (Bitcoin Price Manipulation)
"It's October 17, and it's a great day to discover crypto, folks. We're going to talk about the Cointelegraph tweet that caused $100 million worth of liquidations. We got all the takes. We got Cointelegraph's take, we have Larry Fink's take, and then we have the take from the SEC. Also, we're going to talk about Bitcoin. We're going to get huge, huge XRP news as well, big XRP in gaming. Some say the biggest gaming franchise in the world. If it's not top two, it's definitely top three for sure. And we got Drew and Kelly on the ones and twos. So thank you for joining everybody. Make sure you hit that like button. I can't believe you did it. Talked over it. Can we get that sound effect one more time, Kelly? This is how I'm feeling today due to how tight my security is. That's right. Man, that's like, I have to go manual mode, but you just hit the automatic. Dude, it took me 20 minutes trying to get logged into my various different things for the stream and talk about security. I'm so secure, I can't even get in. Oh, yeah, yeah, literally, literally, we're trying to look at is a, hey, Instagram, what's going on? We got Instagram joining. We got, are we live on X as well? We're just on YouTube and hey, Drew is going to be building a rumble soon for a blockchain basement. I maybe shouldn't even say that on this channel, but guys, you definitely don't want to check that out. All right. We got the, we got the camera centered on Kelly. Let's share the screen real quick, guys. Make sure you are sub to the channel. I just wrote and put out a video, my first long form script, and I don't even know how long here since the NFT alpha days, but yeah, we got a great, great video on Joe Rogan and Sam Altman on Bitcoin. I think it's time for us to just check out the crypto markets now though. Let's look at the crypto markets. Now I'm going to hit refresh. We're going to drop a little bit because the spike was like 24 and a half hours ago, 25 hours ago. And yeah, you could see a huge, huge drop from what it looked like just seconds ago. We are up though, 0 .6 % for the crypto market there, 24 hour volume coming in right under $50 billion and Bitcoin dominance still shown below 50 on this chart, 15 Gui for Ethereum here. All right. Let's look at some prices though. Bitcoin is up slightly, but it's mostly flat folks. It is up a 28, four Oh four is up 0 .1%. But most of that is just, it wasn't the negative except for the pump in the last hour here, we have Ethereum. Ethereum is down 1 % and we have XRP down 2 % here. We do have Solana still gaining. Kelly, did you get some Solana? No, you know, and it, my, my, my mind has kind of changed on it over the last two or three months. It is something I'm interested in scaling into for this next impending bull run that will come at some point, but I don't think it's just yet. So I am going to be scaling in, uh, like catch them all said to the left, to the left. We are now on the left side today and uh, catch them all. I got your message. Shoot me an email. Maybe catch them all, shoot us a, like a little writing sample or something, maybe come by the studio after a, so wouldn't mind having you come out. All right, we got a Drew. He's a cameraman now. You can't see him. He's sitting here like rotating things and tightening things. Uh, all right, let's get back to the coin prices here. Cardano is down two and a half percent. That doesn't look great. Polkadot is also down two and a half percent. Litecoin down over 3 % here. Shout out to Tom crown. I wonder what Tom's up to these days. Uh, we have, all right, the biggest gainers in the world of the top 100 crypto coins here. And number one is OKB followed by this love hate relationship coin. I have a Casper Casper is now green for the week. It is up 3 .3 % still below a nickel, but coming in above four and a half cents. Now it is now 4 .7. If we round up, roll bit still on a tear, maybe it's time for me to take some profit on that. I'm looking at that. It looks like it's starting to curve over here. Kelly, I know this isn't a much data here, but you look at the seven day. I mean, that's, this looks like maybe it's time to make a little bit of a X way. Are you pulling it up? No, I was just getting my charts ready. Which one are you looking at? I'm looking at R L B a roll bit here and just, it looks like it started up here. I click on the chart here. Click on the seven day, you know, it might be time, might be time. All right. 14 day. Okay. There's still maybe room to the upside. It's got a ascending triangle with a ascending level support, flat level resistance. It still looks like it has a little bit of ways to go before any sort of breakout, but uh, it's, you know, I would be a little hesitant. We see down here on the trend fuel, uh, RSI is quite overheated. The stochastics quite overheated. We're getting quite a bit of bearishness on this dashboard. So it still looks like we got a little bit of consolidation in this range, but this is one of those ones that I'd be interested in also higher risk, smaller percentage of your portfolio, but that's how you make those gains. Uh, and it is a gamble token, gambling token, gambling ecosystem. So, Hey, it is a gamble folks. All right. Well, speaking of gambles, let's look at the biggest losers. I got a streak of like 8 ,000 days in a row where it appears that I have a coin in the top 10 losers, but maybe today is the day I no longer have a coin in there. Maybe I have too many coins. Uh, we have Thor chain. Ooh, man. Will you look at that loss? Thor chain is down nearly 10 % today. Down 9 .7. SWE is down 7 .8 conflicts. I do have some of Uniswap. Uniswap is down 6 % today off the news. People do not like KYC, uh, requirements. So the market has spoken. We are rejecting your hook for KYC. Uh, we covered that in last night's ATB. So you want to check that out. Uh, Clayton is down 5 .3 % Phantom trust wallet, multiverse gala, and then a manna. What number is manna coming in? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10. I also have a little manna. So I was going to say, I almost got out of the top 10 if it weren't for Uniswap. Maybe I just dumped these and tomorrow be a better day. Uh, do you have any, either of you have any web three, uh, metaverse plays? No, I actually sold a significant portion of my trading portfolio other than Bitcoin and Ethereum August 4th, everybody thought I was crazy. So now is the time where I'm starting to look at, uh, potentially scaling back in. But the dominance on Bitcoin is just screaming Bitcoin still first. So Ben Cowen warning people, uh, there's about to be an alt coin reckoning. And if there is an alt coin reckoning, uh, the gaming tokens are probably going to get hit pretty hard. I would say. What about you, Drew? Uh, no, no, I stay out of this stuff. Out of alt metaverses because you like to touch grass and plug into reality and you like, you got your hands on livestock.
A highlight from The Spirit and Evangelism
"John chapter seven, the text we just looked at there. And it's a glorious passage, been called golden letters in your Bible, something that Christian can camp in on for their entire lives and dive deep into this well of a glorious speech that the Lord Jesus gives to us about the Holy Spirit and about the Spirit's work in our lives as believers and how he not only satisfies us but empowers us. And so this is the last day of the feast here and it's a great climactic message for us to consider. And so we've read our text and let's ask God now to bless the preaching of his word. Father, we thank you for another chance to study your word together. We confess our weakness. We confess that we are in need of the Spirit's help. Lord, as we listen to your voice, and Father, you tell us that your sheep hear the voice of Christ. And that's what we ask for. We ask for the voice of Christ to come into this place and to build up your church and to save those who are lost. And we pray you do this in Christ's name. My younger days when I was an unmarried man, I wasn't the best cook in town. Better said, I was no cook at all, actually. I also had no money so I couldn't eat out every night and so hot sauce became my best friend. I would put hot sauce on literally everything, rice, beans, broccoli, chicken, pasta, hamburger helper, all of it. Why hot sauce? Well, because my evening meal had no flavor. And so hot sauce was my attempt to make it taste better, to make an undesirable meal more palatable, more desirable, more attractive. And that might be fine to do with food. You might have your season of choice or sauce of choice, making it more palatable, but it's a disastrous thing to do with the gospel, to make the gospel more palatable. Do you, when you attempt, church, to share the gospel with your friends or family, do you ever attempt to make the gospel more palatable, more acceptable to modern ears? Never talk about sin and judgment, for example. Never talk about cross -carrying, self -denying discipleship. Or perhaps we tend to just speak general or vague truths or platitudes about Jesus Christ. Jesus loves you. Jesus wants you to be happy. Jesus has power to heal you. Jesus is the best example for you to follow. Jesus has a wonderful plan for your life. All of them true, all of them missing core components to the saving gospel. And so we can tend to make Jesus more palatable. And you know that's true, friend, beloved, when your gospel presentation is met with universal acceptance, when everybody likes the Jesus you preach, and when everyone likes the Jesus that you're preaching, you can be sure that you're not preaching the whole Jesus. You're not preaching a complete Jesus. You're making Jesus more palatable. And the fact is that when you preach the full Christ, his full identity, what he did to save us from sin and wrath your sharing of Christ will always be met with mixed results. And it's what we've been seeing in John chapter seven. Jesus is teaching this massive crowd in the temple at the Feast of Booths. And there are a diverse set of reactions. And here now we see at day number eight the crowds have been listening to Jesus and he's culminating in his speech and he gives this clear statement about his identity and the nature of salvation and why he's come. That Jesus is the son of God, fully divine God, who brings the spirit to satisfy thirsty souls and the results are mixed in how people respond. Some appear to be open to this message. Others in the crowd respond enthusiastically and emotionally but they have a little bit of knowledge and they need more teaching. Others more we're gonna see, they want Jesus dead, they're angry. And so if you've ever been driving down the interstate and that little sharp rock hits your windshield and it just kind of splashes into a spiderweb of cracks, you know what I'm talking about, that's what Jesus' teaching does to the crowd. He gives this teaching and there's these fissures throughout the crowd dividing into all of these different responses. And so actually look at verse 43 here, drop your eyes down to verse 43, it's what John wants you to conclude at the end of this feast scene. So there was a division among the people over him. And the idea is not merely that the people have different opinions about Jesus, rather the point is that a clear proclamation of the whole Christ divides people. The truth about Jesus divides families. It breaks friendships. It leads to the termination of your job at work. Leads you to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. This scene, this final scene here, this climactic scene at the Feast of Booths is meant to show you that Jesus Christ is a dividing savior. He divides relationships. Now when I say that, I don't mean he is a divisive savior. Jesus is not a quarrelsome jerk who likes to fight people with the truth. The point here is that given a clear statement about his identity and his mission, it creates all sorts of difficult divisions and fissures among people who love each other. Which is why, church, I wanna appeal to you with this thought, perhaps that's why we are so tempted to make the gospel palatable in our attempts to share it. We wanna keep the peace. We wanna guard the relationship. We wanna keep the relationship. We wanna keep the friendship. We don't wanna get fired. But beloved, Jesus has called every believer, without exception, to bear witness to Christ, to tell the whole of Christ, which means the reactions to your preaching and sharing of Christ will be met with all kinds of reaction, perhaps with division. And so I wanna give you a takeaway point if you need one for today. It's this. Only the Holy Spirit will enable you to preach a dividing Jesus. Only the Spirit in you, indwelling you, empowering you, will enable you to be faithful even in the face. Of the risk of losing a relationship for it. And so it's what we're gonna see unfold at the Feast of Booths here. And we wanna look at this in two scenes. Scene number one, let's look at a dividing speech. What does Jesus say that is so dividing of this crowd? We'll look at verse 37. On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, if anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scriptures have said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet, the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus was not yet glorified. Glorious speech, I wanna break it down into three claims. Here's the first claim Jesus is making. He's making a claim about his own, his own identity, his own identity. Now John tells you here in verse 37 that this speech happens on the last day of the Feast of Booths. It's probably day number eight of the seven day feast. And there's a closing worship assembly, a final time where the masses will meet up in the temple. It's probably the scene of what's happening here. But John wants you to know that this is what he would call the great day of the feast. The ultimate day, the climactic day, the crucial day is John's way of wanting you to understand the speech of Jesus as fulfilling what the Feast of Booths is ultimately about. In other words, the speech of Jesus is saying, what you're gathering together about right now in the temple, it's all about me. And so in order for you to understand the speech, you need to understand something about the Feast of Booths. So what is the Feast of Booths, huh? Well, think of it firstly on an historical level. The Feast of Booths, you might guess, is about booths. So Israel, they come out of Egypt, and they have no permanent home anymore. They were living in the land, but now they're redeemed, and now they're pilgrims, wandering through the wilderness. They don't make homes, they're going to the promised land. Therefore, in this pilgrim season, God makes them dwell in temporary shelters, booths, leafy sticks and those kind of things, bound together as temporary shelters. And when Israel finally reaches the promised land, God wants them to remember that pilgrim season. And to celebrate that pilgrim season, he commands them to celebrate once a year this Feast of Booths, pilgrims throughout the Mediterranean world need to travel to Jerusalem, and get this, live in booths again, live in tents. And so at this time in the city of Jerusalem, the city is sprinkled with tents everywhere. There's tents in the city square. There's tents out in the countryside. There's tents on the rooftops. People are living in tents. They're not living in their houses. And church, I know you. Your home, I hope so today, has air conditioning. I heard about a brother who maybe their air conditioning wasn't working so well, and so maybe they can relate to living in tents, I don't know. But you have carpet, electricity, refrigerator, a big sofa. And so living in tents in the desert is not something you wanna remember. That's something I wanna forget. Camping out for those years. It was hot, no water, miserable. We had to live in tents. So why is God wanting Israel to remember this pilgrim season of living in tents? And the answer, if you know the Old Testament, is that because although the pilgrim season was a time of dire need for God's people, God was there. And God was there as provider. And God, in Israel's dire need, provided abundantly and miraculously. Think about the manna from heaven. Every day, up from the ground, angel food. Quail from the wind. What about a pillar of fire guiding them? And for this feast, most importantly, rivers flowing from a rock. And so this idea of a thirst being quenched, that's what God did miraculously for God's people when they lived in booths. And so church is an encouragement. If you've ever been in a place of dire need, could be a time where God shows you his abundant provision in his glorious presence. So historically, that's what they're doing. They're reminding themselves of God's glorious abundance and his care for his people in the face of dire need. But this feast rooted in history is also looking forward. It's looking forward. This idea of water flowing from the rock, it becomes an image in the Old Testament for God's salvation. And especially his future salvation when Christ comes. And so look at verse 38 here. Notice how Jesus grounds his speech in the Old Testament scriptures. He says, whoever believes in me as the scripture, so he's alluding to what we call the Old Testament scriptures. As the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. Now some translations put this in quotation marks, others don't. I think the ones that don't are probably right. And the reason is because you can't find a direct quotation in the Old Testament of what Jesus says right here. Instead, what Jesus is probably doing is restating what dozens and dozens of Old Testament prophets say and he gives a little summary of what they say. So listen to Isaiah 44 for example. The prophet says, thinking about the final day, the last days, I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring and my blessing on your descendants. So you see the parallel, the spirit poured out is like water poured out upon God's people. And you go read the prophets, this connection between water and the spirit upon God's people, it's all over the place. Isaiah, Zechariah, Ezekiel, Joel, each of them God is saying, in the future era of salvation when Christ comes, God will pour out like water the Holy Spirit upon his people. And so at the Feast of Booths, this is what they're thinking, this is what they're anticipating and hoping in, this final outpouring of God's spirit and now Jesus stands up and says, I'm the source of living water.
"manna" Discussed on The Life Stylist
"To connect with you and see what you come up with next with this gold stuff and I'm fully I'm in. I'm drinking the Kool-Aid. Thanks, brother. Yeah, really appreciate you having us on the podcast and love everything you're doing. I can feel your heart as well. And yeah, looking forward to hanging out to brother. We'll do it. Thank you.
"manna" Discussed on The Get Foxy Show
"Grief to be able to. Have somebody come to you and say thank you manna. That almost renders me speechless. Your meet you. I just wanted to heather anchor for her her perspective on it and it really challenged my perspective too. It's like yes i. I had to have an illness such as cancer breast cancer. I would absolutely want it younger rather than older. When it has the chance to really challenge my let my life versus when i'm young and healthy and confided unluckily i think cancer treatments are becoming more specific and targeted and they don't ravage person quite as much as what they used to in the past. So that's that's a good thing. I think we're on a really great pathway in that functional nece part of medicine of really finding ways to potentially decreased risk of cancer. I mean not just worrying about it when we have it but what can we do to help prevent it. What we are alive.
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"When ross stupidly goes into the vat room picks up the only oxygen cylinder doesn't look at how much oxygen is cut in it before she puts it on walks into the room sees that the cameras have been cut door closes behind her looks at the oxygen cylinder and sees that. There's pretty not much oxygen in their. What should she have done what. What is the first thing she should have done. She should've taken a look at the cables to the to the cd. See my thought is. She should have pulled her cell phone out which we know she carries and call for help instead of banging on the doors and the and passing out. I think i think i got an answer for you. You got a cell phone. She didn't didn't do it. And yeah i ninety five now everyone by but guys do do but the audience and they make a big deal of the fact that they do. My guess is that the writer did not. Well yes. I not show the audience who had because. I think that is a difference if you did that now. With any character you'd have to have a reason why they weren't carrying yourself on right multiple my left it on the table or something and they'd show it phone out and she said it down on the counter. Sally was like no no no take the phone. Take the phone but yet do you have anything else. I don't i mean i. I did enjoy the chases they were. They were badly done that. The guy is escaping from the building. Was i thought glass doors. That's kind of funny that you can see them writing up and down up. Yeah yeah it was. It was fun in that context as long as you could. Just shut your brain off about where we were going with the rest of it simon. Thank you for joining me. It's a pleasure as wise and listening. I do hope you'll join us all again next time on fusion.
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"It was bad it was it was have they all been in that room to room the room. We never see any other time in the series the room where they dropped the car on the on the table. Yes that's that the that the put the train. That's the tag scene room. Okay that's all they use it for see. Isn't that in moses apartment. They will appear to live that they don't live together. 'cause washer we have fazakas like a student flat share. But i don't think we've ever seen them used that room at any other point in this. I assumed it was rouses apartment. Well i sold. I was beckett flat at episode one by may have misremembered I guess it might be possible it. Just it seems like not only. Is it that room. But it's also that camera angle too. Oh yes yes it is. The angle is there's definitely a taxied framing there because the tax sienese just the joint i listened to what is the ask is exactly that kind of thing. It's it's framed in a certain way because the tone is different from the rest of the the episode. And it's it's supposed to leave you with a kind of lift because you know you've had all the kind of adrenaline and everything and now you're just having a jolie smile and a reminder been lucky to spend last hour in the company of these people except it's something i ate i mean you can you can. Yeah j. j. griffis expression. Oh she says the line that she's she's she's trying to find it. Funny nothing in the line itself. It is amusing it is it is it is it is not yeah. It is not. I mean i've had. I've had so i've had food poisoning. I don't know about you. And i have not a is not a pleasant experience by any stretch of the imagination. And yes when you've just gotten over food poisoning immediately just after getting over food poisoning..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Lines at hennessy brock which was blatantly illegal as well is unethical when the mole is at foods so they could just monitor all of the phone lines hats newer foods with could've done legally not ethically i yeah cellphone. Maybe couldn't it could not be using could may be calling yourself on hennessy brought. I know they weren't as common in ninety now. But if someone had one two people could have one. Yeah it's yeah. There are definitely some problems in this episode. I i'm equally not particularly happy about the fact that beckett. The trained spy and agent was overpowered by sally. The lab assistant with a gun in a place which i will give the director of this episode. A little bit of credit the shooting in the the pumping station. Although i have striking feeling. That's not what a pumping station look like. You know with the shooting through the floors and the fact that everything's got a metal floor there is no way you can sneak up on somebody in a place like that. And so yeah. He's trying to be quiet but it's not possible to be quiet and therein lies the problem. How did sadly be quiet enough to take him from behind. The whole thing is just. He should've been. He should have been cognizant of the fact that she had to be cognizant of the fact that he was in the building but he didn't seem to be and big bad secret. Agent guy is not overpowered but is is got the drop on by mad. Sally so the director is fontham. Who directives the festive say. That's the high on all. Say all under control with the airplane. Okay all guy could not think of that one to save my life in the name. So i have i. Have i have a question which is related to your question about the fo decks that Sally picks up in order to for whatever reason. I which is right at the beginning. They take the sample of the folks from the propagation fats and they put in a password protected time locked. But it's just come from the propagation bats which are literally these two guys go and walk into. Yeah he's it's like. Yeah i i don't know and would survive in the safe. Well i mean it's not got uv light on it hasn't got grow lights on it. Which are i think you've and like so. Yeah it's not even kept in It's not even kept in a low oxygen environment. Which is that what you do with plants. You're trying to enroll is sold. The point about that was that the hell was using your suggestion. But i'm i may not but the alarms went off when the oxygen levels went high so and they had an air lock to keep the oxygen low. So i could not good now. I was assuming that. I was assuming the algae were actually because the oxygen was dropping in the room e. when roz was breathing it. Yes so it was only dropping windows. A human in the room is not doing. This slap was saying around point. Six point seven the whole time until until they lock roz and she stopped using her her mask then it started to go down but when the people came in and left the door open..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"I was screaming at that one. I really was was like wait raw. Come on first off. Why the heck. She did it twice in this episode. She didn't in front of glass earlier and she did it in front of sally where she's hacking into the stuff that she knows is sick is confidential materials and she's narrating it to the employees of the company next tour thing. I'm going to see if i can't break into that file and see what i can find out about this because who is personnel files. Are you supposed to report that to the boss. Your security seldom are actually trying to read our personnel files or not only that. But she the reason she's hacking in is because what what she's trying she. She has a moment to spare from what she's trying to do which is to track down a mold in. Us foods who could be anyone in the company so she just casually explains what she's doing to the nearest custom the company who who. Actually i don't think you've seen before this point and so you mean you think well i don't know who is discarded why they see. Oh it's because they going to find out that was his tracked or is on the verge of tracking down a mole. Because i was stupid enough to tell her about it. Yup and and i wasn't even sure how many people were in that room at that time just sitting in a computer in the lab and that could be a busy lab. And she's just going to hack into this file and delete these things that are trying to hide. And it's like i know that's for the audience at home but yes yes yes the other aspect to that is that we. Well you kind of alluded to this before you mentioned in your synopsis. But she's talking the client's file. Yes so yes she does it because she's she's curious and obviously the moral of it because of the wet pans out in the story is that is just as well that our heroes did illegally hack into that clients files last episode to so.
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Form of i mean it's essentially very similar to throw decks. It's a way of producing fate meat but instead of algae produced from funders do have a website. Do it's still around still produce. But i won't. It was it was it was quite noble. It was quite a novel thing to have faked meet up until that point. Vegetarians had just had to eat vegetables. The debate like vegetables. Yeah no i just. And of course i mean i have tried these things and no one could be mistake. No one could mistake them for me yet. Even the impossible burger is still not doesn't circ. It's getting close. But but there there are still reasons to produce the this kind of stuff and indeed there is research guy only into growing meet yep has in actual meat without rearing an animal just literally growing the meeting up all sorts of weird wonderful things for various reasons with various kind of interesting ethical conundrum arising from them. None of which this show appears to be. No no no no. I mean it's just is another area. That was so rich for no necessarily making it centerstage. Let's you know. Let's not push the explosions aside yet. But nevertheless they've chosen this whole notion of this fake food. Or i mean it's all fake food i know i- i- phased phrased it poorly in my recap because as a food substitute. It's not a food substitute. It is a food but okay maybe that would be a better one. I'm not gonna record it. But i i knew it was wrong. I did it. But i could not come up with a good way to phrase it it it is. It is what you would not consider food. I e the food that your normal use to eating made in food is the backdrop against which chose tell the story and therefore why not make the story better by using the issues around that in some of the things that they give rise to actually explain the motives of your protagonists willing to take your antagonists just one other question and because we are talking about the fo dex okay so codex can replace. Other foods doesn't really seem like a logical extension that you would then make fode expertise. I mean it was. It was it we can make practically any food. Well i'm not even i'm not picking on. Ps i'm just saying that caesar already something that's not particularly hard to make and that's also happens to be what he picked up in and took a bite of. I'm i'm being a piece. So i get making smoked salmon out of it. You've got the ethical reasons you've got the you've got the anti meet reasons. You've got the cruelty to animal reasons. All sorts of reasons why you would cost make cost to this public. Would it really be cheaper to make algae based simulated peas than it is to just grow peas. That was kind of like. I think i think i think you've got to allow that. Because what they're doing is a stunt they they've developed. Ps as presumably part of that experimental exploration of what is that they can. Have you know what what are the limits of codex walkout. What can name company produce. But they're also they're also making a big deal out the fact that when these guys are sitting down eating this meal everything on their plates is fo decks so everything on your plate is except the peas because they were cheap. probably wouldn't carry quite the same impact. Okay i i will agree in that in that particular instance although they had to spend money to make simulated yes which is as you say stunt but so. So here's another question folks and this would be fascinating to understand. You've got a substance which you can make into smoked salmon and you can make into peas okay and simulated is simulated smoked salmon and simulated peas and presumably simulated crackers..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Even if that means that certain other countries and populations would be unable to afford this. What is what is essentially a web turning cheap or free our gay into something. That can feed populations. Well i let me let me clarify my my left. Turn comment here. Because if sally and zander wanted to blackmail people for ten million pounds which seems like a remarkably small amount to me. Honestly people are gonna kill maybe. Yeah then they don't need contaminated fo- dex to do that. They just need a bottle of strict nine. yes right. there's so many other poisons so the fact that photo decks can be turned into a poison does not logically suggest itself that they then that. Oh it's been made into a poison. Now that i've got a poison. I wanna go do some poisoning as a. That's what i it doesn't follow at all that they go from the industrial espionage and the and the black male of the company want people to know that fode xs lethal. They don't which of course everyone will now. No because the delegates are all ill but that to that poisoned the water thing it just it. it's completely completely off in a different direction and it it freely. it's opportu opportunistic. But it isn't even that. Because like i say it would be opportunistic of suddenly. They discovered they had this thing. That could do something. That would be amazing but there are lots of things that could have done that. So it's not like we've discovered something new on earth that can poison water supplies. So yeah no no. I totally agree with that. The connection that. I'm seeing something that is reference to toll in the episode because i'm i'm i'm looking at. What the underlying moral to the story might have been except that it is the right to has no interest in that being any moral to the story because he has nothing to say about it. Nope it's a pinball machine. Yeah good just before. I forget it is there. Is there a call in anti-science dig but is there dig their that she that they've very clearly make it obvious that she's replacing the photo ex. She's replacing the floride. That's injected the water because there's so many people that think floride is poisoning their water and i think that was kind of weird. I thought it was kind of weird that they just had that bottle labelled floride that she unscrews it puts infotech. So i'm like really just an insert poison here sign will leads. Thanks john just a quick way. Demonstrating lititz replacing something. That's already being audit to the water i. I'm not sure it would be seen as the united states thing because you're replacing something that is safe from benign and they seem to be so because she's saying that is everyone but the kooks yeah cute but having having said that i think that the the question of why they have why they have come up with four decks and i. You know it'd be interesting to know whether this was a brief given to the rights given that he doesn't appear to actually explored anything this again. I come back to imagining. What would what would do once you've done with this. Because nineteen ninety-five. It's around this time. That gm foods go on the commercial market off off until the mid nineties. Yes there was a lot of research being done..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"I mean we criticize them for it but there was some apart from the. Hey let's let's Branch out into a bit of industrial espionage. A new career back story about it being guided to that father and that kind of thing and likewise if you look at the if you look at the villains in the new avengers they all have clear goals and explain why. They're doing what they're doing. I mean there's no true line in these in this story that where we ended up at the end is not at all predicted. In part one they want to resume titina or they have a particular love for gold or the loss of face call the mb steed or they want revenge for something that the motives that you can kind of that you can use to explain quite simply what is driving them and that gives you a prison through which you can understand author actions. What bugs me. Sorry what. I feel undermines this episode and this episode is written by greg. Gregory adams who i don't think has written in mexico before and it's no simple. How much less..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"That's it there's no more so why they bother to try to steal it on the way to the restaurant i i still don't i have. I have seven questions about the who who has obtained exit for water. Various points in this episode. That i will come back to in a moment but just on that on that very point about it being made toxic by uv exposure immediately. And this isn't this isn't our guys. This is not our guys. This is newer foods. Who i'm thinking. So why didn't they report it because someone died so there has to have been some kind inquest out which they need to have explained. How flicker. yeah they're also must be all sorts regulators to whom they should report it and they should. They should be testing. they should be publishing their results. They don't appear to have done any of that and even if they were immoral and unethical enough to have kept it secret because they wanted to still they wanted to avoid the the the brand. The food itself from being tainted in the public is by this mishap. They still wouldn't be bringing it to market without dealing with this massive problem to massive like you say. Uv is if if a natural well if you if you had some explanation of how became toxic in the in the presence of some rare gas or something. Then i kind of. I could kind of see how they might go. Well you know this is. This is a an early sample was still working on solving that. But as long as as long as we arrange for safe conditions where it doesn't come into contact than we can still safely carry out this demonstration but you be light making toxic. Yeah well okay. I did actually want to float this idea out there now. I think i could be wrong. But i think that they said uv. Light on the raw fo- dex or uncooked codex. Turns toxic so if photo ex could come to market and they come up with some sort of manufacturing process where nothing comes out of the manufacturing process that would be considered roth otx so maybe they concentrate on making crackers and you know things things that you don't cook things that are shelved marketed and done and ready to eat..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Let them all die as long as it doesn't affect our share price type all beliefs. I e. exactly. I am thinking. Why the hell wouldn't they called. Police is someone who's just threatened to commit mass murder. I mean if. I heard someone threatening someone else to commit a murder. I wouldn't think well. I mustn't call the police i must. I must prevent this happening myself. I would call the police at that point. I you know. Think that the no police rule which seems to be a rule in this episode is is working against it because the police would be there about the two guys that broke in. I think it was two guys at broken and died in a fiery car crash the very first night. Yes but it's it's it's inconsequential is inconsequential. If you if you had the budget and you wanted to you'd make this episode. Where when our guys turn up. There are police officers milling around all over the shop. Losing twos crime tape and all the rest of it but they would still walk past in the chief inspector and go in and chat to. What's his name. But because he's fired them specifically to to look into it but my point being is that because they've set this up. It appears that they've set this up so that there we are not going to involve the police then when you reach the point of mass murderer. They don't bring in the leaks. It's not it's ideological right and that's where it their decision to do this to to ignore police. Interval interference becomes all the more obvious but then it throws into light. It's like yeah. People have been dying right and left in this episode. I mean look the car chase we could kind of argue that that roz driving. Yes she was trying to escape someone but at the same time. I don't think that the innocent bystanders. That the bad guys collided. Because of her dodgy dodgy in the tunnel appreciate the fact that they died at the same time. The bad guys did and there appears to be absolutely no entanglement again of any just drove off arrived at the restaurant. And there we go. Maybe i should call the police and tell them. There's some dead bodies back in a tunnel. I don't exactly. I got a note of it again. And because he's not because they drive off because obviously they could argue that they felt they were in danger although they felt that that kaga was threatened. Or whatever bob they would still be expected to report the incident report their presence the instant and then they would be answering questions. Molested it and not not to address that in some way i i absolutely understand that you. You don't want the episode to be bogged down in all of the kind of procedural stuff because that's not show it is but you've still you'd still go to the kind of the work of explaining the way it is another one that kind of throws me up in the in the plot hole. Kind of thing so zander and sally know about the black light death sentence so they set up a plan to poison the poison the delegates and then blackmail them now. We all know at this point that fo- decks is not a viable thing. I mean at that point. We're done it doesn't matter how much it tastes like. Smoke salmon if accidentally uv. Light which i believe comes from the sun naturally can turn it to poison then. Fo- decks is dead on the vine..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"And he's not. He's not interesting enough to avoid getting shot halfway through. I mean that was. He was being built up as the as the bad guy and then he gets wiped out and so suddenly it sally. But then i'd go with sally to What what what makes her tick. Yup because i think because taunts to become very important when the the plot does possibly as you suggest because it needs to pat out an extra twenty minutes but the plot goes onto this whole blackmail thing and on is suddenly prepared to not. It's it's not just making sure that the bluff is taken seriously. It's actually doing it. Even though it's become obvious that there is no possible financial game for her And you know up to that point. It has been about financial gain for her i now i don't understand what makes heartache by the end. I almost started calling her crazy. Sally in my repeat because my recap because because by the end she does seem to be frosting mad. I think okay like you're not gonna get it. I mean the guy that runs the corporation you've killed and you know who's gonna who's gonna cough the money up now. The board of directors you know. That's the problem. she's she's saying. I bet there are. Many people pave the privilege of drinking clean water. And i'm thinking so. Why haven't you bothered to blackmail them in after that to this random guy who has absolutely you know he he may he may. He may want to stop you from doing this crazy thing. Because he the hell wouldn't but you've also got to blackmail someone who is in a position to do that and that's and that's the very strange thing when the black male thing is mooted in the first place and again. I'm if i were being cynical. I would suggest has to do with tidying rather than the natural development arising from the actual plotted crime. Here you immediately think while they suddenly assuming the people who they are blackmailing or going to want to personally step in and stop them from committing this crime by paying them a shed load of money And i say that because the whole point of the previous setup was they were threatening it it was. It was essentially an industrial blackmail based on bringing down the the the whole new earth food company but because you undermining their most valuable piece of research that everything. They had pulled their finances in you. Were going to prevent it from from giving a return and so it's an effective is infected blackmail strategy because it affects them more than anyone else so they are motivated to care about it and they are unlikely to trust anyone else to resolve it because you know all the other police gonna make it fishing out. The police can put sufficient resources into it. They are going to want to put for results in it. They are going to want to hire private contractors to to to investigate it and to and to to beef up their security as soon as you say actually a load of other random people are the threat. Wigan kill them. I'm not saying that they are going to sit on their hands. And shrug and go. Oh well you know..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"At a restaurant for representatives from around the world zander's forces try to stop the food ex from getting to the restaurant but fail when his henchman and some innocent bystanders are horribly killed in another car accident it looks like a job well done except inside the restaurant. Sally runs an ominous portable. Uv light over the uncooked photo x. And then escapes before anyone. Notices her back at newark foods. Ed beckett do an all night spotlight search looking for his file that plays haydn's seek they find it and discover the horrifying truth. Fode decks turns toxic when exposed to uv. Light at the restaurant. The meal which ross has managed to get herself a seat at the table goes really well until lennox plays a corporate promotional video for his guests. The video has been tampered with and warns them. Four decks is toxic and that they're all dying lennox rows and glass rush back to newer foods. No worries we've got an antidote and even if we didn't it is easily and quickly manufactured from raf owed x. algae lennox tells them as if on cue. The photo ex-pats erupt in an explosion destroying the entire supply of algae antidote. Soon zander and sally. You're on a boat. Zander calls nura foods and confesses all his crimes. I arrange the break ins poison. The dignitaries stole the fo decks control the antidote and am now demanding ten million pounds to give it to you. Also in case my list of crimes digest confessed to isn't long enough. I'm also going to poison the water supply and kill thousands just for kicks if you don't pay up. Our heroes. have cleverly used a tape recorder to record his confession and russ despite being on her deathbed uses her super hearing to recreate the soundscape from call allowing her to guide beckett in pursuit back in the boat. Sally has a little surprise for zander. A bullet with his name on it. She's even more monitor maniacal than zander. He was only bluffing about the water supply. But she wasn't back a doer foods lennox. Who's a little ahead of ross on the desk. Slide remembers about his new high-tech safe and contents therein. A sample of codex. That could be used to create the antidote. Ed must break in. I by tricking the timing signal to move the clock forward and then by getting rust picks lennox pocket looking for his password. Becca track sally to the water pumping station where she gets the better of him and she starts the process of contaminating. The water supply beckett overpowers her by surprise and then has a moral quantity. Stop the water supply contamination or rescue. Sally who is hanging onto a ledge for dear life. That's quandary. that's an opportunity to solve this case without resorting to all the hassle of the court system. Sally falls to her. Death and beckett saves thousands from becoming innocent victims good thing. The antidote can be synthesized in just a few minutes because roz lennox cured with just a few moments to spare no word on the poison dignitaries fate back in their tags seen room ross reveal..
"manna" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"Hello and welcome to another episode of hugh patrol. I'm eugene. I'm simon and tonight. We're looking at the seventh episode of bugs entitled. Manna from heaven at new earth. Foods director lennox and security man. Glass disgust the new high-tech time walk and password protected safe that is going to be a critical part of act. Four lennox also explains why he's bringing in outside security consultants. Glass seems a skeptical just as villains break into the building gain access to the high security vats of algae an attempt to steal some of the contents. Their escape is thwarted when they're killed in a car accident the next day team. Bugs are introduced to fo- decks new earth foods. Amazing new plant based foods substitute. It can be used to simulate almost any food. It's so good. They even eight. It didn't know rival company hennessy. Brock and their executive. Mr zander will stop at nothing to a get. The photo secret be buyout newer foods or see. Destroy it so it cannot come to market. Lennox's sure that last night's raid was masterminded by zander so once again our heroes fight illegal industrial espionage with a little illegal industrial espionage of their own and beckett hack and break their way into hennessy brock and escape having overheard enough to know that zander was behind the break in and that he has confederate inside newer foods. Roses investigation turns up the curious fact that a dead man flicker let the intruders into the building but when she tries to learn more about the dead man. She is blocked at every turn. Lennox refuses to discuss it other than he died when he fell into a fat of the fo decks algae undeterred bras decides to use her access to the new earth computers to break into secure deleted files to satisfy her own curiosity all the while narrating her illegal and unethical activities to sally. One of lennox's employees this prompts a curious reaction from sally..
"manna" Discussed on Checking In with Michelle Williams
"I was kinda scratch. My way to date dis- daily survival. Everything i ever thought in the background is this how this person belt on my god. It's terrifying and so i needed it before. I really wants to budget. Because i could not muster budget needs accredited. Although it could be sympathetic. I could not be empathetic and losing. Everything caused me to say literally. When i meet with someone willing to talk about the money of i i am there linda. You know. we've. I'm like. I know you're going to do because i had been there. I can only imagine how terrified and scared you are. And i know you keep it together but i know you're scared and before long they crying. I'm crying and i'm like okay. Now we're gonna work through it together. But i wanna take knowledge higher actually feeling. I know you're beating yourself up. You're telling you so. Why make this mistake. And i was like. I'm gonna give you permission to release. Add to forgive yourself. You know because. I could not have done that before until i went through it. So certainly. Yes i in my. In my twenties there was judgment there. But not anymore. Because i know that feeling and i know and i needed i needed to be humbled in all the way down before i could really serve a place of service. Do you see one common thread between people that you coach you like. Manna seems like all hundred him. Had this route. Yes that there is a. It's either that they are punishing themselves for past transgressions with their finances. And they can't get over what happened before okay or no matter. How smart they are. They lacked the competence. So it's punishment incompetence those two are the threat that i see no matter how much she makes no matter what she does. Believe me no matter how much she saved that. That thread virgos who are struggling with their finances. I see over and over and over. It's the punishment and the lack of confidence. Wow so punishment and lack of confidence so just now folks. She has an amazing book caught. Get good with money and there are certain questions that i know if i ask there in the book but i'm sure that someone is listening to this. Podcast you're struggling with debt. And you probably wanna know like one thing that a person can do now because if a it it's over time that you get out of them was one thing that they can start to do to get out of debt. Well why most people don't even know that. I need to just make a list. I literally have a thing called the deadliest right where it's just just a list of who you out.
"manna" Discussed on The Body Serve
"To get if you can get it. He's very well but he still has moments within these matches where he has lapses shirt. He lost the third set to cam. Nori nori of course played well credit to him but he's still not like i hate to say what like federal old right. Do you remember back. This was probably like in two thousand eleven or something. When shanks started appearing in his game and people were apoplectic. They couldn't believe that federal was not perfect. And this is the function of getting older. You're going to have sets and matches where you're just you're not all there. Both karachi kids are alive shop evolve. We'll play both tuesday and learns a sauna go will play federer yan one. This is the match that we wanted to see movies. All the draw or catch will play daniel medvedev and that one year guess is as good as mine. This next segment. We're gonna talk about some of the moments from week. One that stuck out to us. Some of them may have already hinted that or touched on already. But before we do that. A couple notes about these ronan sixteen matchups. This is the first time in almost well in like more than thirty years. That three russian men have made the round of sixteen at wimbledon. Oh wow and it's also the first time that these three men have made the wrong of sixteen at the same grand slam tournament. Medvedyev rube love and hatano. We've heard about this crop of russian tennis players for a long time. But this is the first time that we've seen them. Put it all together at the same slam and we also heard a lot about canadian. Men's tennis on the promise of it. Of course no meals round here but felix. Dennis are both in the round of sixteen as well. So we're talking about like some themes and also some matches. That happened the first thing. The grass has been a topic of conversation in large part. Because it ended serena williams tournament a spill. She took early in her first round. Match caused her to get injured. And that was that ended men arenas tournament. because it's men arena. Not somebody of the stature of serena williams or roger federer doesn't get the same play right so the grass as you know is very slippy as the british say i guess here we say slippery a it was funny to me to hear like grown people say slippy because it sounds like a little kids word but listen the graduate. This also happened on the same day on back to back matches my marino. Window and then serena window. Matt arena was taking it to roger federer like he was playing really well federal was in a spot of trouble and mana no slipped got hurt and that was all she wrote so it was a little bit. You know nobody knows what the outcome of the match would have been regardless but unfortunately for manna reno because he was playing so well Slipping on grass happens every year. It happens early in the tournament more so than later in the tournament when the grass is mostly unused on warn like you don't see the brown patches at the baseline and evidently with the roof which is what happened in these two particular instances with the roof and creates a wetter grass rate. It contains the humidity on the grass. It'll make sense right when the roof is closed. The indoor area is very humid and now we always have a lot of rain here. The roof is closed very frequently a for a lot of this tournament. It's an indoor tournament which is supposedly against wimbledon's tradition. But it's kind of like well. This is what we need to do to get through the tournament and so at this point we are made to accept that. There's a certain number of injuries that we are to just take as par for the course to get through. The wimbledon is going to sacrifice maybe a handful of players every year. Now because this is just the wages this is how we do business and bright and a lot of people wanted to know like. Is there something that wimbledon can do to alleviate this problem to make the working conditions safer we. Jason goodall went to great lengths on tv to tell us that. Listen this is. This is about players movement. You need to learn how to hold movement and grass all england club member. Jason goodall. you really went to bat. For his club meanwhile serena williams is home anytime champion wimbledon seven and how many in doubles i don't know olympic champion on grass. Yes she doesn't know how to. She knows how to the crip. Walking gross that requires a lot of as well deft footwork that i guess that slip was entirely her fault. I you know it's obviously something. Don't fully understand. Because i think you have to be a player on grass to know like what is hazardous and what is not people like you said. People slip on grass every year every year since it was invented. I'm sure people slip on grass court. Tennis it's just a matter of like how much is too much if players are getting injured and having to retire from matches. Is it a problem that the tournament needs to address. Is that the pro. A problem that a player's council or a union should be addressing as a health and safety concern. This is what we've been talking about for many years. This is just something that a player's association or players council should be concerned about and tennis historically has not right and if this type of injury it happened to federer would he have said something differently than what he came out and said afterward where he went on ear and essentially said. There's nothing that wimbledon can do. This is this is what happens. I have to deploy these these split steps. That allow me to float. And hovercraft around the court better than everybody else like of course something wimbledon could do. They could have people break in the grass days before the tournament famously. They don't allow anyone to play on centre court or court one before the tournament starts except for this one exhibition match. I think on the saturday before the tournament starts on monday. The is pristine when you get there. Is it any surprise that federal takes this dense towing the company line essentially that seems to be his mo for most things and any murray went down hard toward the end of his match against oughta in the in the second round it. I mean for a second there. It looked like he was seriously hurt but he got up and he won the match but he looked to be in pain in the moment and of course he wonder when someone goes down. How much of it is shock or is it a serious injury. But unfortunately in serena williams first match against us mitch she was already strapped on one leg. She she went down sort of jammed her leg and heard the other leg and it was clear you know she got up. She was limping. She saw the trainer. She went down again and that was it like she could barely walk. It was devastating to watch. Serena was playing excellent tennis up until this point we were. I think everybody was sitting there watching and thinking. Well while dan this is very promising break. She had walked on court with this train. The sort of cape thing down. Her back You know it held. The trappings of a typical serena williams debut at a grand slam showing off offer new kids. She was playing against someone. I think would have been a great match up for her. And serena's record in first rounds in majors obviously speaks for itself. She's the defending runner-up here twice over and the predictions on what our tournament was going to be word a lot. You know the the oddsmakers put her as a favorite a lot of fans expected that this was finally it. Like i totally and i didn't i mean i don't like making predictions like that at all because you're bound to be disappointed but it was. It was a really good chance for her to go far. Sure the oddsmakers are going to do what they're gonna do. But i think most people at this point after having lived through the entirety of serena's come back from maternity not. Take it much much right. Like i don't think there were runaway expectations for serena williams of this tournament but because she came out looking so good that makes it even more disappointing..
"manna" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"End of mine and a great guy. He added that his endorsement of the Santas for governor helped the Florida politician take off like a rocket ship, Senator John Cornyn is pushing the Biden administration to release more about the investigation into the origins of the covert 19 pandemic. The Texas Republican says This is important because there is a lot of bad information out there. Don't trust The Chinese Communist Party to deal with this and open and transparent way. I do think more transparency would be helpful bill would require that the White House declassify intelligence related to links between covert 19 and China's lab in Wuhan. Meanwhile, Chinese officials are criticizing President Biden's tone following his joint address to Congress last week. China's Foreign Ministry says their relationship with the Biden administration has yet to improve since he took office. You're listening to the latest from NBC News radio. Amazon is raising wages for more than 500,000 of its workers. The company will increase pay by at least 50 cents and up to $3 an hour. The pay raises will take effect in mid May through early June of this year, Amazon says it moved up and you will pay reviews for its teams from the fall to this spring. The races are meant to incentivize hiring for tens of thousands of operation jobs across the country. I'm Brian Shook Florida Lawmakers have passed a bill banning transgender female athletes from women's sports teams. The Florida House and Senate yesterday approved a bill that would make it illegal for those who were born male to play on female sports teams at public high schools and colleges. The bill would limit transgender female athletes go at sports or to play on teams with male athletes. If you think there are certain groups of people traditionally owning certain types of businesses, it's not your imagination. Martin Manna with the Calle D An American Chamber of Congress in Michigan, says that in Metro Detroit, for example, about 90% of convenience and liquor stores are owned by Cal Deion's who came from Iraq, where Islam forbids the sale of alcohol. The Christians always owned these businesses. And it was something that they were very familiar with. So when they came to Metro Detroit, they pulled their money's together opened up convenience and liquor stores. That's parlato other types of businesses. Manna says that hundreds of thousands of Iraqis fled the country and opened businesses here, contributing their experience and know how to the U. S economy. I'm Alisa Zee. Microsoft is typing in a new default bond for the first time in nearly 15 years, the tech giant announced is moving on from collaborate, which has been used across Microsoft office. It's too 1007 when it replaced times, New Roman and it wants your help in selecting from five new funds, 10 right beer stats, Kina Seaford and grand view, Microsoft says You can hop on social media after viewing the new typefaces and tell them your favorite as one of those will become the new default. All of the new funds will be added to.
Canadian Rights Groups Say Emergency Measures No Longer Necessary For Asylum-Seekers
"Much. Thank you. During the Trump administration. More than 50,000 people crossed from the U. S into Canada to request asylum at the start of the pandemic. The two countries limited travel across the border in both directions to slow new covert cases, and Canada began turning those asylum seekers back to the U. S. Now. Canadian Human rights groups say these emergency measures introduced nearly a year ago are no longer justifiable. Emma Jacobs reports last October upon her and we Mana walked across the border from Northern New York. And turned himself in willingly to Canadian police. What he didn't know was that Canada had changed its rules because of the pandemic, and he wouldn't be allowed to stay and apply for asylum. Canadian authorities told him. They had to turn him over. I told them no, don't send me to United State. America wants to send me back to Burundi. I would die and when I was crying, police took me by force and they handcuffed me Dream. Manna says he fled Bernie after exposing government misconduct and came to the United States with the hope of reaching Canada Since he was turned around, he's been held in a U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention Center outside Buffalo. He says he even spent weeks in an isolation unit. You can not nobody When you cannot call where you cannot even take shower. He's met others and detention who've ended up there the same way When was deported in December, the U. S has been detaining and deporting some of these asylum seekers, despite assertions by Canadian politicians last spring. It was very unlikely the U. S would do so then Minister of Foreign Affairs Kristina Friedland said Canada didn't want to see anyone accorded to dangerous situations. It continues to be important for Canada to have assurances that that would not happen. Refugee rights groups say they were assured in private by Canadian officials that these guarantees had been made.
A big year for Bad Bunny
"Welcome back here with me from her home in washington. Dc is npr. Music and latino contributor. Stephanie fernandez hi stephanie. Hey steven great to have you so as we mentioned in. The bad bunny has released three albums in two thousand twenty the first y h l q. Md l. g. That's yoga lo que. Mais della ghana. Or i do whatever i want came out in february not long after bad bunny performed with jennifer lopez shaquille and j galvin at the super bowl halftime show. You'll find your haga made lagana at number seven on. Npr music's list of the fifty best of twenty twenty then in may bad bunny put out an odds and ends compilation called los que. No iban asa lear or the ones that were not going to come out. And now he's released ultimo tour del mundo which translates as the last tour of the world. The new album was written and recorded in quarantine and bad bunny had said it would be his last album not surprisingly he has already walked. That back a stephanie. Near the beginning of this year you interview. Bad bunny for a pitchfork profile called day in the life of bad bunny introverted superstar. Let's start with your thoughts on the new record which feels more restrained and reflective than the album. He put out earlier this year. Absolutely well let me start by saying that. It's been a crazy year for bad bunny. Output has been insane and prolific. and he's proven more than once that he can put out a great record. I really liked this album But i'll confess that i i i. I felt some fatigue at the fact that this is the third bad album coming out. And i'm a big fan of bad bunnies. I've been following him for a long time now. But i also believe that there's time for an artist to slow down into you don't need to put out so much music that being said. I really liked this album. It's really grown on me. Since i first heard it definitely appeals to the mo and may clearly bad bunny has also been listening to a lot of new metal and pop punk in quarantine. Well let's talk about the differences between this record and the one that he put out at the beginning of this year. That was kind of a more hard charging album in this one. As you said is is a little bit more mo absolutely. I think you know there has been this temptation to compare the two albums because they've been his two biggest releases. This year i think at the end of the day. they're such different projects. He was really trying such different things with them. That album iago looking at it. I was really focused on going back to the heart of puerto rican thrown from the early two thousands in the late nineties. The kind of music that bad listen to growing up the latin pop landscape now sounds a lot different than the music. Bad bunny loved growing up. And you know john that has historically not been widely accepted in latin pop and latin mainstream until the last decade. And one thing that he acknowledged to me when i interviewed him as well as you know something that was really the main focus of this record. Was you know undeniably making this sound of the music that influenced him growing up the artists that really deserve the shine when it comes to the strides made in this genre and this album is more about honoring a different kind of music that he loved growing up which is rock and rock and program spaniel and pop punk and i think what you really can see across. His body of work is just the deep respect that he has different kinds of music that he loves as well as this nostalgia. I think both records really have a lot to do with nostalgia in this way. That's really interesting to me especially in a year. That's been so difficult for so many people. Some many of us are finding comfort in music. That's not new music. That reminds us of more comfortable more simple times as it were. Even though these two albums are really different they both have really special offerings. Well one thing. I wanted to talk about it about this new record wanting that immediately jumped out to me as somebody who did a certain amount of coming of age in the nineties there a couple of songs on his record like to deseo loma harder. And you'll vito c. That are very tinged with all rock. Sounds like really kind of nineties. Rock sounds taught me talk. Yeah you know. This album has a lot of guitars. Sad guitars brad guitar. He's kind of teasing out this kind of pop punk and nu metal side that he has actually alluded to in previous work on his debut album sandra he had a song called dynamo moscow allowed which was really a pop punk song and people were so surprised to hear that from bad bunny and on your looking like he had llamas mignano which is like one of my favorite songs this year and a that just absolutely bursts into this new metal rage moment that is just so so registered so good and i think you know i i. I didn't think anything could match with those two songs. Made me feel. But i couldn't stop listening to to the settled on my heart. I really think it's like that. Riff is just so heart. Sick and tortured and cathartic. It's a little bit of that success. Mada below gun mental burden sep putra dot com the company. I think you can kind of get a sense of the exact angst. That's at work here but can you walk us through what that's about. Yeah you know. That song is kind of a classic reflecting on a break-up ballot and it's kind of a self torturing acknowledges wasn't great to you and i hope that one day you can forget about me but it's also just really indulging in that feeling and i think that's something that somebody people can relate to maybe a lot of people who've spent a lot of time alone in this year of in thinking about so. It's got a lot of sad. Bob's for reflecting on on these sad moments but also got a lot of really happy moments. I wanted be just kind of give people a sense of place about where he kind of fits into the latin music world like he is a boundary pushing artist. He's pushed a lot of these of gender presentation He sings about gender relations in ways. That feel really fresh absolutely. I think you know for several years now. Bad bunnies kind of establish this reputation for himself as a political or outspoken artist. And it's a label that he wrestles with. I think he is breaking a lot of barriers in terms of challenging masculine in latin pop. And he's really kind of an outlier. In terms of how vocal he is about these issues in two thousand nine hundred and he was really involved in the protests import. The frigo demanding the resignation of prepared for ceo in the past. He's also really challenge these ideas of gender presentation as you mentioned. You know he'd paint his nails and he'd wear skirts and bad. Bunny received a lot of praise for that and it was a big statement to a lot of his fans as much as he's gaining so much praise especially this year he's also had a lot of moments of public learning you know he's resisted this idea of becoming like a spokesperson for any group of people or report the frigo and earlier this year. You know a lot of fans were disappointed that he took several weeks to respond in support to the black lives matter movement and eventually he released a letter expressing his feelings and kind of saying himself. The thing that so many of us had already come to the conclusion to which is that. You know you can't rely on celebrities at the end of the day to lead us forward and social movements to be the voice of progress. I think bad bunny has made a lot of big statements that challenge how latin pop's most visible stars approach politics but then again on and trap have always been political and bad bunny is not the first and i know he won't be the last. Yeah you mentioned. His relationship with puerto rico. I think that's one thing that really jumps out about him. Could you talk a little bit more about that. Absolutely i think what definitely sets bad bunny. Apart from all of his peers in the industry is just how committed he is doing right by his community and worked to recall. Specifically i think in all of his music you can tell that. He's striving to remain authentic. And there's so many little love letters to community on this album samples the legendary astrologer welton on the penultimate track. His famous sendoff muccio more. He shouts out puerto rican and latino legends in general like leveaux the ruben blah the song and then latinos like real manna. You can tell that. He's he's aware that he's operating within a lineage. He never leaves any doubt about who he's trying to uplift and who is trying to represent here and he closes the album on a classic puerto rican christmas song comparison performed by today obama hegna which is a group from his hometown of vega baja. Your old it's kind of odd. Because it's like he's not on the song. Obviously it's recording from the fifties. But it's a song about how some people have jubilant joyful christmases and others spend it in sadness or in poverty. It is a farewell to a year. That i think all of us are happy to see go and i think you know though. He sits at this place of enormous wealth and privilege and fame. I think he's really at the end of the day driven by this desire to remain
In Syria's trouble: An Embattled Despot Digs In
"It's approaching ten years since the civil war in Syria began the signs of battle are all around. And this in the middle of a residential area which both sides agreed they'd stay out of. With help from Iran and Russia, and by bombing and gassing his own people wash our Assad the country's dictator have all but one. But Mr Hope of rebuilding the country's devastated economy are far from being realized. The currency is collapsing. America is continuing its sanctions. A financial crisis in neighboring Lebanon is adding to the pain. And covid nineteen it hitting the country hard. While support for Mr Assad both abroad, and within his own ranks is weakening. It seems unlikely that his grip on power will be loosened. The humanitarian situation in Syria has never been was and economic desperation is gripping the country Nicholas Pelham is our Middle East correspondent. You're hearing tells women who are having to. Boil weeds. Children can eat manna scrambling over each other to get bakeries. Their queue snaking across cities for fuel is begins to run out the currency has collapsed. It indeed is Kinda. So worthless now that people are using the notes to roll cigarettes, it's a really grim situation either. I mean, we've talked about the misery in Syria several times before his is all of this, still the ringing down of of the civil war, it's absolutely the case although the has subsided, the regime has not been able to reap the fruits of that military victory. It was really hoping that this was going to be it's Year of recovery and that just hasn't happened in it that it was gonna be able to. Take the last stronghold of rebel control in the north but instead the come Tux consolidated the hold in the north and the Kurds with American support of building up a variety in the northeast on top of that you've had the Lebanese banking crisis. Was the place which Syria used for banking the banks of very choppy limited withdrawals. People can't get Dulles out the kind of value of Lebanese pants has. that. Sort of knock on effect in Syria that you've had American sanctions which have been tightening. There was a new raft of sanctions this summer on top of that, you've got covid nineteen, which is also exacerbating the pain. How? So how has the the pandemic played out in Syria. Officially, the figures were about less than two hundred deaths from covid. Nobody really believes these figures doctors are being ordered to report new near as case of death even when it's clear that it's covid nineteen, the government doesn't have the means to provide basic protection. The population has been to brutalized by the water really much more about taking further precautions. Even if they have the means, their reports of anything up to sixty percent of businesses closing down in Damascus, you're having other independent surveys research that anything to. Forty percent of the population. There may have had the virus and the kind of figures out maybe eighty times what officials are estimating the hospitals can't cope. You need to have kind of great connections to be able to get into hospitals. Say doctors a resorted to going around the streets with extreme canisters, offering of dose of oxygen to victims, and they're saying that they're inundated covert is making already dust situation far far worse and the Syrian conflict has always been one with a lot of international players I mean what about the international allies that the regime would have turned to? The regime still does have friends abroad but who still remain either. Come to the regime's aid or they weren't by Russia and Iran who regimes patrons of facing American sanctions that's limited for instance, Iran's ability to get fuel to Syria, which is one of the contributing factors behind the fuel shortage. The Syrians Gripe that the Russians could be doing an awful lot more than they are in the past they have helped supply wheat. They're continuous complaints for instance of the Russians on providing fuel to anything other than. Military. So there's a sense of the kind of the Russians could be doing more but they. Almost relish opportunity to let the regime squirmed the the weaker it becomes more dependent becomes more Moscow hopes that it might be in a position to dictate terms and all all it seems that the regime is being evermore squeezed from that. So where does that leave Mr? Then what will he do? What can he do? In many ways, his resume has proved remarkably resilient. It still functions as state is security forces still able to suppress the population and keep them in check. You've had a few protests, but there's a quickly snuffed out and his regime in many ways, it's becoming more predators used to prey on the rebels rose up against it at preyed on its opposition, and now it's preying on its own supporters. There are checkpoints across regime areas way if you want to bring trucks across, you're GonNa have a letter with you might have to pay bribes, generals and warlords attending evermore into tax farms, raising taxes for the regime and taking account. So it's kind of regime which is struggling to retain his patronage system struggling to retain its control over the economy and doing that by praying evermore on its own population. Will you say the regime is resilient I mean can continue to be on with with all of these headwinds. Do you think? Certainly. You can find businessman in Damascus today who feel that the regime is kind of more under pressure than they can remember and they really questioned whether the regime can survive. That said kind of consensus seems to be that this is a regime that will continue to fight for its own survival. No matter what. Really have nowhere else to turn matter how disgruntled they are nobody else? Is GonNa pay what salaries they get. They don't trust any post regime since they think they're going to. The victims of that and the regime itself looks as if it's happening to continue in perpetuity, you've got presidential election scheduled for December of next year will give President Bush said another seven years together with his wife Asma. They look if that grooming there eighteen year old son Hafiz takeover sometime in the future say I mean this is a regime which is going to continue to fight for survival no matter what the cost for its own population.
What Is Ormus
"Or miss. Is. Actually, kind of a known entity. Yes. A non-proprietary term four miracle serum, Gu. I've already said when we mentioned Ormuz before every time I said, I want to say almost because I'd only ever heard that term in the video game Diablo two by blizzard, the makers of world of Warcraft, and also you know the world of sanctuary, which is where the abloh takes place a one of my all time favorite games just in case you haven't played it. It's amazing. There's a character named almost lives in the city of traveling call and he refers to himself in the third person and he sends you on and stuff. You. Know speak. To. Office. You have questions for homes, US and doubt in yourself. But that is neither here. Nor there one fun thing about Diablo's that as you would pick up various weapons and staffs and stuff, you would learn little terms that you wouldn't have learned elsewhere. So I learned a lot of vocabulary and history in playing the album to and it. Just, never looked up or missed to find out where his name came from. But feels now like it's kind of appropriate because or miss is as sort of ill defined miracle Goo. Different companies and different people will sell. We are in particular going to be talking about on new alchemies. ORMUZ. In this episode and a couple other on who elk meat products. Yeah. Onto alchemy was the booth that we saw out the consciously expo and they were selling this. But yeah, ormuz itself seems to at least as far as the mythos surrounding it goes seems to go back to ancient Egypt Cleopatra Bathed in what she called milk and so they hypothesize Oh was actually and that's what kept her so beautiful young, right they being alchemy I've seen at mentioned on other sites so. As, well, they'll also mention Manna from heaven. Ancient Hebrews described that that was actually Ormuz, which is weird because that's not milk but I guess it can be kind of a solid and a liquid form. So it's kind of like one of those placeholder terms like we know there was a thing called Ambrosia of the Gods. Okay. Well, now, I wanNA make a recipe and call it Ambro Asia of Youth Right Ruth Serum Lemba Bread Lennon this bread that's from Lord of the rings that's their that's their answer to Mana. Okay. Okay. But then you wonder, Oh, how do I make this? Like what is. This hour do the mystical mystical Brad Wonderful Miracle Bread. Yeah, and some of these sites will define. As being orbital's rearranged Mon-. Atomic elements which almost arm o r m e can me the the Connections or Mrs this product of the Al Chemical Process, and it's tied to the the secret of extending life in the whole orbital early rearranged monitoring element. So Amman atomic substance is one where the atoms are not touching each other essentially. More than they are. The person using the word. Sure of. Gas. It means like you know all of these individual atoms are floating free and they're not bonded to each other. So the idea here is that this is gold that has been monitoring -ly separated so that each individual particle just has one gold atom within it. Okay. Sure and it's supposed to be a white powder but nobody that we're GonNa talk about today is actually using gold or doesn't seem to be as far as we know or even claims to be as far as I can tell us gold to create the substance. Yeah. So yeah, the company on Alchemy I don't think ever claims. that it is gold nor to they use organised to stand for that weird thing as far as I know. But yeah, I mean if you try to Google or Miss, you will get a bunch of companies and people making this thing at their little recipes. Yeah. They all have special things to offer about their arm right so it seems like the basic format is you take some neutral water, but then you add a bit of a an alkaline solution. So usually I see sodium hydroxide lye and four onto alchemy they're adding magnesium hydroxide. So it's slightly less basic, but it's like a milk of. Magnesia the kind of substance that would be used to help you digestive problems and then other places they'll add a bit of Dead Sea salt or they'll add a bit of Frankencense or whatever it is. They're adding some extra little material in there that makes it their special formulation of ormuz. So as you mentioned, we're going to zero in on this company on Alchemy we've mentioned the word Alchemy and chemical a few times here case you haven't heard that term before it's this very old idea that you could make gold out of something that isn't gold now chemical mixture and now decker cain would. Say it. Now, it can be used sort of a little left of center that original definition it will be any magical creation from things that shouldn't add up what you end up with. Yes. So originally, alchemy was just chemistry before anybody had a really good handle on it, and then starting around the sixteen hundreds when we actually started to figure a few things out, we I mean humans alchemy just became kind of the last bastion of these people thought you could do all these mystical things like prolong life indefinitely or turn simple substances into gold of course, everybody wants to make gold out of nothing. That, we can ruin its value. That's right. Yeah. So we can flood the market
Cam Gets Signed
"Well there was big news coming last night. Courtesy of our Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen former MVP cam. Newton is a free agent. No more instead Newton is heading to new. England to join forces with bill, Belichick and follow in the footsteps of another MVP Tom Brady. And Cam Newton's cryptic fashion. He had this to say the instagram. I'm excited because I know what right now all praise to God dropping contact tomorrow. I hope you're ready Hashtag. Let's go pat. And so now we know, and we'll start with Adam Schefter, and our health hall of Famer. Steve Young One one. Just tell us how we got here. How did this deal get done? Listen I think it took Cam Newton a little bit of time to recognize that there was not a thirty plus million dollar a year job on the market when you released two weeks into the free agent signing period not only that there's not an obvious starting job that's out there, and so the longer this went on, and the less he heard from teams, and there really was nobody that he heard from the more he recognized that he had to find the right spot. And if you're going to find the right spot, there's nothing wrong with taking new. England Riga tour with Bill Belichick and Josh mcdaniels, and the new quarterbacks coach Jed fish in an offense. That obviously is going. Going to be trying to replace Tom Brady where you're competing with the guy like Jarret, Stidham hasn't proven that he can play yet in the NFL and so cam. Newton goes to New England on a one year deal where he gets to reestablishes value show that he's healthy, and over the shoulder and foot injuries that he has been dealing with the last two years, and this is the the place that he now tries to relaunch his NFL career at the age of thirty one, which should be most quarterbacks, the prime of their career, no question and Adam. How likely is it that this is in effect? A one year auditioned for Cam to be with the Patriots beyond this season. Wendy what I would say is this if Cam Newton plays well, the Patriots obviously would be interested in resigning him, and if not, they have the ability to move on from him. It depends on how the year goes. It's difficult to forecast that right now. All we know is that the Patriots signed a former. Most Valuable Player who won that award in two thousand fifteen, who has tremendous ability who goes into this offense, and now we'll have to learn it, which is not going to be an easy task in a shortened off season for put as the ability to be dominant quarterback. If he can pick up that system if he plays that way, you would think that no one would not let him out. Out, the door, but again there's a whole year. They WANNA see Newton. They WANNA see them. They want to see a year goes to. It's truly to say that just yet well. Yeah, I mean a lot can happen in a year. We've all we've all seen that in Steve. How do you like the fit between cam? Newton and what he brings on the field and the New England patriots. When healthy. Rusted Cam Newton mean it's like. Manna from heaven right I mean in many ways I, think Josh, mcdaniel and Bill Belichick sitting around a lot of times. Saying. Could you imagine what we could do with this guy or that? Guys? They play these players. Run the League, and they see them in places where I'm sure they say because they're supreme of conference. Not Hubris just supreme confidence that if we could get a hold of him what we could do with him, and we can really expend on what you're seeing around the league. What we can do is special, and so I'm sure they're saying this about. If Cam comes in his foot is okay. Because we know the arm is all right, we should. We saw that early last year before. So. We know that he's healthy. If his what is good and he can move, you've got. Hungry. Sophisticated and the type caliber Blair in New England, where you have bill and Josh saying you can't imagine what we're GonNa, do with this kid and so I think that's I. think that's the conversation. That's happening right now. New England, Steve. Look it's anybody's guess at this point, but you. You have an opinion very qualified one. What do you believe the likelihood? Is that Cam Newton? Is the Patriots Starting Quarterback Week One? Again if healthy, if he can move around, I can't imagine them with his talent level, and what they think they can do them again. It becomes a you know it's a proof point for what they're out to show their out to show that we can do special things with special players, and so it's it becomes A. A right of passage to be in New England, and that we can take somebody, and we can show you amazing things that can be done and they've done that with flair after play after player so Cam Newton and healthy can move around. I. It's GonNa be, too. It's like a gravitational force when it's to special to be able to show what they can do with a great Cam Newton. Yeah,
Javier Prez de Cullar reaped diplomatic success perhaps without parallel in UN history
"The former secretary general heavier Perez Cueva. Who's died? Eight hundred was responsible for a series of diplomatic breakthroughs that were perhaps without parallel in the history of the United Nations. That's according to his most senior aide. Shift Cabinet Virendra dial in an interview on Thursday by phone from his home in Delhi. Mr Dial praised the inherent decency and integrity of the former U. N. Chief who served two terms that saw the end of the Cold War telling Your News Matt Wells that Mister Peres de. Quayle played a key role in the transition in an absolutely must be. Manna even of minden Nevada. He had a very conscious way about him and he had a great sense of decency in Texas possible to do this. Some extremely difficult does in terms of the sixty. I just remind us what the challenges were that he and the talented group of diplomats at he assembled around him had to deal with in the one thousand nine hundred thousand nine hundred ninety s where the first time was colored by the existence of the code will enrich the Security Council able to function envoys. Agents possible government. It's very difficult state of affairs indeed. He listens hosting contributions and and it was very difficult. But how stations. I need to pass the UN to the position to see. The benefits of change at the time was appropriate. You gotta you had to saying which often use. We shouldn't have to dive into Mt Poo if action of of the United Nations secretary. General's this time it's a disaster. So you visit to the right woman. Get a great sense of timing. He wasn't one to steal the limelight himself and he admitted that he wasn't the most exciting candidate for the top job when he took it up but but looking back he was extremely effective. Wasn't he at brokering peace especially in the second term? He's prepared view organization so the time when things will be possible see the second time was because nothing they thought his own preparedness but also GonNa Shelf Game Office and that was the Vatican change than the possibilities in front of the UN save. You actually had to mourn those changes and shape the way in which the changes what's happened and stole a degree of trust at increasing degree of tossed peasants council. That was that's thought his scale. So that the four in a sense the good will probably take over. He had begun to make possibilities within the US Corporation Wolf feasible and in that does this what happened in the second term and school since he you beat the string of successes invested. You and I think it has lessened the thing that he himself. What is your favorite memory of him? I think I have to say my him was his last day in office when I percents of the clock stopped at midnight to get the signatures of the bill. Cool fused with the hip of scully's. Hey this building. Without looking back. He left the building as a twitter chorus of angels. Everyone was so happy. And when we got to lift the soul to be didn't know if people standing members of the secretariat everybody found. This is himself sort of any people live off to get done and finally how would you sum up his his impact on the UN and the world at large? Tom Diction also school. In an absolute muster used every opportunity to that time so great achievement and I think in some ways in some ways because cooperation developed within the members of Security Council New York in a way that abusive to ending the code of all the United Nations. Became the forum in which the coach will manifested. This has s coming to an end. It's fascinating thing. There's one thing you say. As a postscript sometimes during the difficult here's you would meet them at the end of the day and we'd rather the the tribes of the day and he would be very sad because everything we've seen in the Colson Day was wiped out before the end of it. He would look at me and sometimes hold on. Wait and you know we do not have the next to be discussed so you would you would think they continue and continue day off the right time came and invest manifested themselves when I came into pieces to wait and wait for them and for them and then the food scheme was data.
The Flame Starter Behind 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'
"It's summer from all these four seasons. How does song figure into your movie? And at what point you start thinking about a scene where someone someone is listening to this music. Let's the paradox. It's that that this scene was which is let the lesson of the film. It was like the first thing that I had in mind It's kind of the scene. I made the movie because I had that scene in mind. I wanted to lend and the film there and basically wrote the film to actually make that scene and sometime when I got lost in the process crosses over writing a little bit discouraged I had that scene in mine and I knew that I had to do the film to do with diversity. June I'm GonNa ask you about the research you did when you're writing this story so you have this scene in your mind. How the movies and and you work backward from that? How much time are you thinking about Traditions Shins and customs and what was going on in the world for women of a certain age at this period in history? Well I did some research mostly regarding The woman artist at the time so I work with this logistic yard. Creating this the female painter character on even sociologically her being really accurate to the time but For the rest west mostly like when when I asked the experts like how women doing with a period at the time however they hailing abortion at the time like they know everything about their hair. They know everything about how they should dress and behave. But Dad didn't know much about them. Team that privacy so it was mostly relying on the fact that What go through I go through also and teach to build this continually Trump time relying lying on that Rather than being accurate about the mundane way of you know the way they would do would perform in the world because we always see that right especially in period pieces it's about performing in the world and that's why I put them on an island Basically being just you know never being with the characters characters just being totally lonely so that we could share it intimacies with so even though they're isolated these women live in a world where a a woman of marrying age is bartered or as advertised or is marketed. The way that you would on tinder or match where you're swiping but the swiping now is a oil painting that sent to a prospective suitor so in many ways things have not changed at all technology has evolved. Aw The way that matches are found like do you like the photo you like the picture. Swipe up by sending a letter back to France. Yeah but that's the it's much more in a self-portrait dynamic but do you have more power over an alleged edged. You're you're crafting for yourself. I don't know what I mean. It's too early to think about that. No I want to ask you about the characters that are at the center of this story. Mariana Louise they have strong feelings about a lot of things but they live in a time where you don't really say what's on your mind and you don't share what your deepest most personal feelings are so when you're working with your actors. How'd you describe how they are communicating? What they feel when they can't always give voice to those feelings while you know? I think they're giving voice to the fundings. I feel it's just that we decided I choose to craft his love dialogue Not Building it on the narrative of conflict or being secretive So it's not about Chelsea about position it's about saying what's on your mind. I think they're being pretty honest with each other. We're not that used to that. There's is no mind game here and I'm not sure it's about Defected set in the past. I think it's about the fact that it that it's written today by us and many of us I mean myself screenwriter but also the actress they they build this very strong choreography this tension about with with the dialogue but also the the their body and we're looking very carefully what it's like to fall in love so it's also about how look at each other but also how they breed how the and their body language and the chemistry I think is very strong so we're talking with Selene Ziama who is the writer and director of portrait of a lady on fire. Men Are not present in this movie. We outside of a couple of scenes but they are hovering on the outside. How did you talk about the presence of men even though Oh they weren't in the picture what actually we didn't talk about it? That's the good thing that's just. I mean Manna left out of the frame. And that's how you feel that prisons because it's not about a male character it's about jd of patriarchy. So we're using the tools of cinema. That is yeah what you put in the rain. What you leave out of the frame that defines the frame so it gives you an experience of feeling this pression without having the oppressive character So that's also not to objectify man because we don't want to objectify anyone. It's also way to feel scene because when you're always into frame you're not seeing yourself. And like for instance. I did the Dow the bone is for the DVD the French DVD like three weeks ago and there was a sound engineer mail. You hadn't seen the film and we watched a film together and at some point. There's a man that comes back into frame and you see a close up of the hand of a man and I saw him looking at his hand and he's like I've never he was seeing on buddy because he got got out of the frame back. When you're thinking about how you and your cinematographer offer shoot this film? Is it easy to unlearn the things that you think a shot is supposed to have how women are supposed to look how their bodies are supposed to be positioned that you have to constantly say this is. I have to forget everything I've seen in been taught. Yeah but it's it's it's pretty joyful because forget those things yes if you can. That's sometimes hard to unlearn patterns. Yeah but that's why you have to be radical because otherwise it's go coming back so it has to be it has to be radical and stick to it because yes there's like for instance. They don't smile at each other for an hour and ten minutes. I know that's not good advertising but And on the set they had such great chemistry in such it was such a beautiful thing thing to see those two actors together. Everybody kept saying. Oh maybe you could take the smile at each other like this could be more joyful. This is your producers or who's suggests Joseph Assistant Director you know and I just it's about resisting it's also about really not not letting go won't be useful indicating room will. It shouldn't be useful in the editing room. We have to we have to be radical to resist the charming side of actually shooting the
Kathy Griffin reveals, through heartbreaking tweets, that mom Maggie is suffering from dementia
"That's all her mom is captured that's prying mega years because she would have been like in her e that'd be so fun to go back. And you don't have that. I wish we had videos of your dad. Oh on some of our adventures. Like, why the hell was an videotaping him who don't like manna camera? That's real. You don't like to Mana camera in any way, you like to be the subject, but not not the director that she's more of an in front of the. This is the truth. I know you incredibly lazy? With these things you don't like to do that stuff. Well, you know, what I guess I ideally I don't want to squint when I about. Oh now that is about. Okay. I this. I was trying to think radio elitist thing I could say right now, I don't like to I don't like to live my wrists. I have selfie arrests. By the way. Did you ever finish you on life? I've got to laugh Laurie. I have to watch him. I forgot about. Okay. Well, I've been so into everything else. All right. But you starring Ben badgley, Elizabeth Lael based on Caroline kept us novel from two thousand and ten was a huge hit on lifetime. Yes. And Caroline and the producing people made the deal with net flicks. And it's already Netflix bought you from lifetime streaming on Netflix. So if you don't have lifetime, I'm glad to know that and the second season that will be following the story of this
1st year of Nevada marijuana sales smokes expectations
"Twelve hundred w. o. AI and at a. Time when many local governments are finding ways. To generate. Revenue some with increased taxes money's dripping into the laps of the state of Nevada thanks to a, newfound source like manna from heaven marijuana or is it Nevada regulators say the first year of legalized marijuana has exceeded their wildest, expectations sales tax collections already surpassing year end, projection By, twenty-five percent a half billion dollars in sales, seventy million in new tax. Money twenty five million for schools but Nevada's. For responsible drug policies say they're celebrating marijuana. Sales it isn't as though SAT scores are increasing at Churchill county high, school principal said student marijuana use has, tripled in his, district, medical marijuana patients can't get as many high potency products because the dispensaries can't sell them recreationally and tourists, have no place to go to consume marijuana legally breaking news on the hour. At the half and anytime at w. LA dot com, brought to you by comfort, air engineering the garden show with Bill Roedy and David Rodriguez coming. Your way next on NewsRadio twelve hundred.
Career Criminal Charged In Yarmouth Police Officer Murder Held Without Bail
"Manna charged with accusing or man accused of killing a copy yesterday and the cape being held without bail today i'm jim phillips wbz sm news a man charged with killing a massachusetts police officer serving an arrest warrant has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to murder thomas latina which made a brief appearance in barnstable district court today the judge says she would appoint a lawyer for the man authorities described as a career criminal police say the twenty nine year old latina which shot yarmuth canine officer sean gannon on thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in barnstable sean gannon being remembered on the south coast after he was killed in the line of duty in barnstable yesterday gannon spent his youth in new bedford attending saint mary's all saints catholic school before graduating from bishop stang high school in dartmouth in two thousand three former class mate and friend father riley williams of saint francis xavier parish and a cushion tells w b s news he was obviously shocked upon hearing the news but he takes solace knowing that gannon had a deep rooted faith on race somebody dedicated to the higher principles of life family to his hauling of the police officer and so if something a person of faith they just think he wrote the first part of the story so well and so we just have the pen over to god right now and let him finish it up john mitchell also expressed his condolences on facebook saying sean represented the very best of new bedford and the prayers of our city a with his family and with the town of yarmouth is they are the sudden loss of this arolla young man governor charlie baker is signed into law the most extensive overhaul of massachusetts criminal procedures and decades the new law makes changes to everything from the states bail system to the use of solitary confinement and you.