40 Burst results for "Margaret"
RINO Billionaires Are Now Coalescing Behind Nikki Haley
"Wants you to know she's up for the fight. She's told us over and over again that she's a woman. Why does she have to tell us over and over again that she's a woman? Isn't that what the Libs do, or at least used to do? Okay, got it. She's a woman. Perfect. But she's not Margaret Thatcher. Let's be honest. The problem is Nikki Haley's not a conservative. I've said it before I'll and say it again. She's George Bush in a dress. Obviously what I mean by that is ideologically. This is why Karl Rove is getting behind her. This is why others who horrific have losing streaks are getting behind her. Billionaires getting behind her. There's a report out now, I think it was Axios, that said that she was meeting with the. No, no, there's a report on Axios that says Mitt Romney's big money guy has now moved over to Kelly's team. What? Oh yeah. Romney's guy. And there's more. Remember this guy Fink at Black Rock? I wrote about him and The Democrat Party hates America and we've talked about him very often. Black Rock? Remember he was pushing ESG, that is, he was pushing hard this woke agenda and trying to impose it on all the other companies that he helps finance or invests in? A one -man wrecking machine, this guy Fink. Well guess who she met with a few days ago? Him. Why would she meet with him? Ron DeSantis. May I use his name, Mr. Producer? Is that okay? What drew $2 billion from Black Rock because of what they were doing? Yeah. Thank you. Iggy Haley And Iggy Haley was the one who said she said it herself. I know this to be true. I checked with my stepson, Mr. Producer. And that is that Disney, she said Disney can come to South Carolina while DeSantis is fighting Disney. She invites them to South Carolina and I can go on and on. And it's not just her versus DeSantis or her versus Ramaswami or versus her Trump, it's her versus us. Us. So you're seeing, if you were to ask Mitch McConnell who he liked, Nikki Haley. They'll all like Nikki Haley. In Washington D .C., Republicans. the That's who
Fresh update on "margaret" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"One of the most pessimistic when it comes to forecasting where the S &P 500 will be at the end of next year in Asia though a rally in stocks MSCI Asia Pacific Index it's up by four tenths of 1 % and blue big dollar spot index on the back foot still down this morning it's been about of a week losing streak for the greenback Katie and now on to our top stories this morning Israel Hamas have agreed to extend their troops for at least another day the move will allow for the release of more hostages from Gaza Qatar the main mediator in the talk says its efforts to broker a permanent and hostilities are continuing doctor Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization says every day of the truce has meant the health system has been able to claw back some its of capacity so we were down to eight hospitals we've now got 15 that are partially functional. The Who's doctor Margaret Harris there saying a longer truce will help to restore more medical capacity in Gaza US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is currently in Tel Aviv for his third visit since the October 7th attack the visit comes as more captives were exchanged yesterday evening with 10 hostages released by Hamas in exchange for 30 Palestinians held by Israel Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100 a child refugee who fled Nazi persecution in his native Germany he rose to become the US Secretary of State and defined American foreign policy during the Cold War Rick Davis Bloomberg's politics contributor part and at Stone Court Capitol looks back at Kissinger's life people really take for granted the keen strategic mind that he had he didn't think in terms of just you know how do you navigate the United States through the world but he realized that that all these were other countries and like colliding planets with our ambitions to secure a peaceful and prosperous world that kind of you know multi -dimensional chess game that he performed on the world stage or in the better part of 70 years was really quite amazing Rick Davis there outlining Henry Kissinger's diplomatic skills and precision he did earn the wrath though of many for supporting massive bombing campaigns in Vietnam and Cambodia one those largest of investment banks has warned its analysts to avoid criticizing the economy and showing off their lavish lifestyles according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg analysts that China International Capital Corp can no longer share negative macro or commentary market in public or private the note also advised employees to avoid wearing luxury brands or revealing salaries their the guidance highlights growing self scrutiny at Chinese financial institutions after authorities called out bankers quote hedonistic lifestyles earlier this year and Elon Musk says an advertising boycott against his social media platform X may kill the company speaking at the New York Times's deal book conference the billionaire said that if advertisers leave the company the failure of the business would fault and he swore at them Musk's outburst comes after he endorsed an anti -semitic post something that he then called quote the worst and dumbest I've ever done Bloomberg's that Musk's actions are bolstering support for X's competitors since he took over the platform about a year ago we've actually seen about 60 % of advertisers leaving but it really has intensified and it is in the wake of him endorsing that anti -semitic conspiracy theory just about two weeks ago so in the fallout from that for instance we saw IBM suspending their ads Apple, Disney, Lionsgate, the European Commission all of these soon followed you saw that pickup in Threads which is meta platforms version of X and of course as a competitor President Biden posted the first time. Our reporter Annabelle Doolers there discussing how advertisers have been turning away from X. Elon Musk also addressed his market power during that speech saying his that influence is not due to anti -competitive actions but because his well the United Auto Workers Union is launching public organizing campaigns aimed at over a makers. dozen In the crosshairs are firms including Toyota, Volkswagen and Tesla. The union is aiming to organize nearly 150 ,000 employees and a spokesperson says many have already signed up. The UAW strikes earlier this year secured major concessions from Ford, GM and Stellantis. So those are a few of our stories top for you this morning. We are also focusing on Israel and Hamas who have extended their truce at least another day. Israel and Hamas having exchanged more prisoners late on Wednesday evening. The Hamas attack on southern Israel on the 7th of October killing 1 ,200 people has also though aggravated a long -standing conflict over the West Bank. There are growing clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and fears that a second front in Israel's war against Hamas could therefore be opened up. Whereas Gaza is ruled by Hamas, designated a terrorist group by the US and the European Union, the parts of West Bank are run by the Palestinian Authority. I want to bring you one of our key interviews today. Mustafa Barghouti is leader of the Palestinian National Initiative. He is also a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. He has accused Israel of war crimes, something that Israel has strenuously rejected. I spoke to him earlier this week about how he views Israel's now to the Hamas attack. I think it has gone beyond any imagination. I mean, the fact that Israel destroyed 60 percent of all structures in Gaza, including 60 percent of all homes, all universities, all 656 medical centers, destroying many hospitals, and killing no less than 15 ,000 people, including 6 ,500 children, is totally unacceptable. And the continuation of this operation will just mean more Palestinian children killed and more civilians killed. As a matter of fact, we have information that there are about 7 ,000 people still under the rubble. And if is that true, this will bring up the number of Palestinian children killed to 9 ,000 people in six weeks. That's incredible and unacceptable and it's horrifying. That's why I think what we need is immediate, really immediate ceasefire. Dr. Barghouti, at Bloomberg we can't independently verify those figures either on the death toll or on the structures. The death toll numbers are from the Hamas -run health authority in Gaza. While the world has been focused on events in Gaza, is what the security situation in the West Bank? Does the Palestinian authorities still have authority in the West Bank? Absolutely not. The Palestinian authority is an authority without authority.
Day 8 St. Gertrude the Great Novena Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts - burst 1
"Day 8 For the grace of greater devotion to the Sacred Heart St. Gertrude had a great devotion to her beloved patron, St. John the Evangelist. With aid of his gospel and the action of the Holy Spirit, she deeply perceived the unceasing love of Jesus Christ for us, particularly his Sacred Heart, which is an enduring symbol of his divine love and mercy. St. Gertrude's insights laid the groundwork for the devotion that St. Margaret Mary Alicott would later be known for. In the spirit of St. Gertrude, may we present our heartfelt intentions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, embracing his unfailing love. May she also intercede in the intention we bring to the novena.
Fresh update on "margaret" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"It's a rollback of police reforms. I'm Kate Ryan. It was a mixed day on Wall Street. Asian stocks mainly higher this hour. Good morning, two o 'clock. This is CBS News On The Hour presented by Indeed .com. I'm Christopher Cruise. The ceasefire in the Israel -Hamas War will extend into a seventh day the BBC's Hugo Bachega. The Israeli army says that this extension has been agreed because of the efforts to secure the release of more hostages in Gaza. 145 people are still in captivity in Gaza 55 days after they abducted in Israel. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has died. CBS's Margaret Brennan remembers. Henry Kissinger first arrived on US shores as a refugee fleeing Nazi Germany Following a brief US Army stint, he became a prominent Harvard professor, which paved his way to highest the echelons of American power. Face the nation. In 1958 Kissinger appeared on face the nation to discuss the issue that would dominate his career, the Cold War. Over the long term, Russia is much more likely to be a threat to its security than we are. He caught the eye of President Richard Nixon, who appointed him National Security Advisor in 1969, a partnership that would shape legacy. his The House is expected to vote Friday on whether to expel New York Republican Congressman George Santos. CBS' Scott McFarland says supporters of the motion are feeling confident. They're overflowing with confidence. They believe they have swung enough votes from the prior vote to expel Santos to make it not only the two -thirds vote they need, but beyond that as well. If the resolution passes as Santos has believes said he it will, Santos would become just the sixth lawmaker to be expelled in the history of the House of Representatives. The huge health insurance company Cigna is reportedly in talks to merge with another big insurance company, Humana. The Reuters news agency quotes a source familiar with the possible merger. The deal could exceed $60 billion and would likely be heavily scrutinized by regulators. A hand up for those affected by a deadly mass shooting. Maine's public university system is offering free tuition to family members of those who died and to those who were hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in state history. The so -called Lewiston Strong tuition waiver program covers more than 80 people. 18 were killed in the October 25th shootings when a gunman opened fire in a bowling alley at a restaurant. Jim News. Criscilla, The US CBS is unprepared to house and care for the growing number of senior citizens. new A report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies says without government help, many older adults won't get the care they need or will have to rely on family and friends. The report of many will become homeless. This is CBS News. Make the hiring process work for you. With Indeed's end -to -end hiring solution, you can attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Start at indeed .com slash credits. For Mervis Diamond Importers, this is Ronnie Mervis. I'm inviting you to a holiday trunk show this weekend. Admire spectacular jewellery at specially reduced prices. But for days three only, don't miss out. Meet
Day 8 St. Gertrude the Great Novena Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts
"A novena to St. Gertrude the Great Day 8 For the grace of greater devotion to the Sacred Heart St. Gertrude had a great devotion to her beloved patron, St. John the Evangelist. With aid of his gospel and the action of the Holy Spirit, she deeply perceived the unceasing love of Jesus Christ for us, particularly his Sacred Heart, which is an enduring symbol of his divine love and mercy. St. Gertrude's insights laid the groundwork for the devotion that St. Margaret Mary Alicott would later be known for. In the spirit of St. Gertrude, may we present our heartfelt intentions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, embracing his unfailing love. May she also intercede in the intention we bring to the novena. We now join with St. Gertrude the Great with the prayer she composed for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Eternal Father, I offer Thee the most precious blood of Thy divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen. St. Gertrude the Great pray for us.
Fresh update on "margaret" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Kissinger first arrived on u .s shores as a refugee fleeing nazi germany following a brief u .s army stint he became a prominent harvard professor which paved his way to the highest echelons of american power face the nation in nineteen fifty eight kissinger appeared on face the nation to discuss the issue that would dominate his career the cold war over the long term that russia is much more likely to be a threat to its security than than we are he caught the eye of president richard nixon who appointed him national security advisor in 1969 a partnership that would shape his legacy kissinger eased relations with the soviet union and led secret talks to reopen relations with china after a two decade -long estrangement in interview an with sixty minutes kissinger was asked what it was like to work with the most powerful man in the when you are in this job you're not conscious of working with the most powerful man in the world you're much more conscious of the problems that have to be solved than power of the you exercise kissinger also spearheaded highly controversial policies including the brutal bombing of cambodia yet was awarded the nobel peace prize in 1973 he for helping to extricate the u s from the vietnam war he remained loyal nixon to throughout the watergate scandal and was one of the few inner circle members to escape virtually skate his legacy has been dogged by claims of war crimes having supported murderous partnerships in latin america but over nearly five decades of service he counseled several american presidents including obama and trump in an interview on face the nation in two thousand team kissinger made the case for american leadership every part of the world is changing simultaneously but it cannot change creatively without a major american contribution henry kissinger's contribution will never be in doubt and his strategic decisions will continue to shape foreign policy for generations to come margaret brennan cbs news washington quick look at the top stories we're following for you this morning breaking overnight early morning coming word that israel and hummus have agreed to extend their temporary truce by at least one more day former first lady legendary rosalynn carter has been laid to rest officially in her hometown of georgia this week and recapping henry kissinger also breaking this morning
Intrusive Questions for Child-Free Women With Niamh Madden
"Is an interesting thing, isn't it? About like intrusive questions. And I had a lady on talking about fertility, and it's the same there. Like, you have no idea why a person might not have a child. And I think some of these questions, while like well -intended and often from our nearest and dearest, it's very, it's very hard to answer. I'm kind of curious, do you talk openly to people? Like, would you say I'm like, I don't have any kids? Or would you say I don't have any kids and I'm child free from choice? Like, how have you navigated that? So tricky. I mean, I've changed my answer so many times over the years. And we've had like conversations about this. We do an online thing called the Conversation Cafe, where we pick a topic. And one of them was, how do you respond to the question, do you have kids? And what I love is there's so many different answers. I mean, I think I would have been very defensive or like, oh, no, I don't. But like, I have nieces and nephews and like, that's enough for me, you know? Or no, no, no, I don't. Like, oh, I'm not sure. Maybe someday, you know, I used to kind of excuse myself because I wanted people to like me in that moment. I didn't want the person to be like, oh, that's awkward. Or it's even like, I don't drink anymore. I gave up drinking a few years ago, about four years ago. And there's always this thing of like, oh, you don't drink. And I'm kind of like, do I go into the ins and outs of why I don't drink? Or do I just say like, oh, I'm on it. I have a health kick going on or whatever. So it is. And I understand, like, they don't mean as an intrusive question. I think that's like you said, it's like small talk. It's like people making conversation. But I guess they've never been through either fertility issues or something like that. When I started the group, I interviewed women who were child free by choice and who were child free, not by choice. And one of the women had had cancer treatments, so she was left, you know, infertile as a result. You know, but if someone asks her, oh, do you have kids? Do you want kids? Like, how do you even go into all that kind of traumatic experience, you know? So I think people are well meaning. But like that, wouldn't it be great if we could like have some sort of small talk that doesn't always revolve around, oh, you're a woman. Do you have kids? I don't know if men get asked that same question. I would doubt it. You know. Yeah. I just don't see it. I actually think one of your co -organizers in Sisterhood mentioned that on a podcast that you did with Margaret O 'Connor, which I'll also link that in on her resources because she runs a podcast specifically exploring people's decision around having children. But I think she said that she had changed jobs and her husband had changed jobs around quite similar times. And she had been asked multiple times if she had children. And I don't think he couldn't remember one time that he was asked that. But you're right. I think I kind of feel there is like maybe we need to start thinking about like asking better questions. What are your hobbies? And even I think like that's probably actually something that would lead to a better conversation anyway, wouldn't it? Like knowing what someone does for fun. Yeah, definitely. And like that, it's a more open question rather than a yes or no. Do you have kids? Yes. No. Do you want kids? Yes. No. Like it's and it's funny. I don't know why we feel embarrassed to ask that question. Like I would be embarrassed to be like, so what are your hobbies? But then what's wrong with that? Like there's nothing. You know what I mean? I think it's a shift. It's a transitionist from like the usual conversation maybe in Ireland that you might have with someone to like unknown territory. I remember when someone said to me once like, oh, how do you spend your time? And I actually didn't know how to respond because I know rather than being like, what do you do? Or, you know, where do you work or anything? It was it was actually a really nice question, but I was so bamboozled. I was like, I don't even know where to begin. And I think I just said, you know, you know yourself. This and that. Like, you know, so yeah, I think it is a really interesting point. It's like, what are those conversations we can have that aren't intrusive but are like help you build a connection? And I was listening to a podcast on small talk recently. It was like, we all know we have to get to the small talk, get through it just to have that connection. But it can feel uncomfortable and it can be like that. Like it could be something that triggers someone or it can be something that's totally natural for someone else. Like, oh, do you have kids? Yeah. I do. Yeah. And do you? And, you know, so it just depends, I think,
Fresh "Margaret" from Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"One percent for Brent and WTI crude futures. There's the market, Stephen. Our top stories. Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend their truce for least at another day. The move will allow for the release of more hostages from Gaza. Qatar, the main mediator in the talk, says its efforts to broker a permanent end to hostilities are continuing. Dr Margaret Harris in the World Health Organization says an extension is vital to Gaza. Every day of the truce has meant the health system has been able to claw back some of its capacity. So we were down under eight hospitals. We've now got 15 that are partially functional. That's Dr Margaret Harris in the WHO there saying the longer the truce, the more medical capacity is restored in Gaza. The U .S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is currently in Tel Aviv for his third visit since the October 7th attack. The visit comes as more captives were exchanged yesterday with 10 hostages being released by Hamas in exchange for 30 Palestinians held by Israel. Now Henry Kissinger has died at the age of 100. A child refugee who fled Nazi persecution in his native Germany, he rose to become U .S. Secretary of State and defined American foreign policy during the Cold War. Rick Davis, Bloomberg's politics contributor and partner at Stonecourt Capital, Kissinger's life. People really take for granted the keen strategic mind. that he had. He didn't think in terms of just, you know, how do you navigate the United States through the world, but he realized that all these other countries and leaders were like colliding planets with our ambitions to secure a peaceful and prosperous world. That kind of, you know, multidimensional chess game that he performed on the world stage for the better part of 70 years was quite amazing. Rick Davis there outlining Henry Kissinger's diplomatic skills and precision. He earned the wrath though of many for supporting massive bombing campaigns in Vietnam and Cambodia. One of China's largest investment banks has warned its analysts to avoid criticizing and showing off their lavish lifestyles. According to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg, analysts at China International Capital Corp can no longer share negative macro or market commentary in public private. or The note also advised employees to avoid wearing luxury brands or revealing their salaries. The guidance highlights growing self scrutiny at Chinese financial institutions after authorities called out bankers' hedonistic lifestyles earlier this year. Elon Musk says that an advertising oikosh against his media platform X may kill the company. Speaking at the New York Times Deal Book Conference on Wednesday, the billionaire said that if advertisers leave the company, the failure of the business would be their fault and he swore at them. Musk's outburst comes after he endorsed an anti -Semitic post, something he called quote, the worst and dumbest I've ever done. Bloomberg's Annabelle Doolard says that Musk's actions are bolstering support for X's competitors. Since he took over the platform about a year ago, we've actually seen about 60 % of advertisers leaving, but it really has intensified and it is in the wake of him endorsing that anti -Semitic conspiracy theory just about two weeks ago. So in the fallout from that, for instance, we saw IBM suspending their ads, Apple, Disney, Lionsgate, the European Commission, all of these soon followed. You saw that pickup in Threads, which is Meta Platform's version of X, and of course, as a competitor, President Biden said it's time. Our reporter, Annabelle Doolard, is there saying that advertiser departures from X have picked up. Elon Musk also addressed at this conference his market power, saying that his influence is not due to anti -competitive actions, but because his companies have, quote, executed well. Those are our top stories on the programme this morning. Just to bring you one more headline which is from United the Auto Workers Union launching public organising campaigns aimed at over a dozen automakers In the crosshairs are firms including Toyota, Volkswagen and Tesla. The union is aiming to organise nearly 150 thousand employees and a spokesperson says many have already signed up the UAW strikes. Earlier this year secured major concessions from Ford, GM and Stellantis. Now those are our top stories on the programme this morning. They are absolutely round a -up of all the news that you need this morning. I want to go though to an important interview this morning and to continue our conversations around Israel and Hamas. They have extended their truce for at another least day. We've learnt that this morning. Israel and Hamas exchanged more captors late on Wednesday. Now the Hamas attack on southern Israel on the 7th of October killing 1 ,200 people has aggravated also the longstanding conflict over the West Bank. There are growing clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and fears that a second front in Israel's war against Hamas could open up. Gaza Whereas is ruled by Hamas, which is designated a terrorist group by the US and European Union, parts of the West Bank are run by the Palestinian Authority. Mustafa Barghouti is leader of the Palestinian National Initiative and a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Now, he has been speaking to me just a little bit earlier this week. He has accused Israel of war crime, something which Israel strenuously rejects, but I had a long conversation with him about the war between Israel and Hamas and his views on Israel's attack. I think it has gone beyond any imagination. I mean, the fact that Israel destroyed 60 % of all structures in Gaza, including 60 % of all homes, all universities, all 656 medical centers, destroying many hospitals and killing no less than 15 ,000 people, including 6 ,500 children, is totally unacceptable. And the continuation of this military operation will just mean more Palestinian children killed and more civilians killed. As a matter of fact, we have information that there are about 7 ,000 people still under the rubble. if And that is true, this will bring up the number of Palestinian children killed to 9 ,000 people in six weeks. That's incredible and unacceptable and it's horrifying. That's why I think what we need is immediate, really immediate ceasefire. Dr Bloomberg, we can't independently verify those figures either on the death toll or on the structures, and the death toll numbers are from the Hamas -run health authority in Gaza. While the world has been focused on events in Gaza, so what is the security situation in the West Bank? Does the Palestinian authorities still have authority in the West Bank? Absolutely not. The Palestinian Authority is an authority without authority. It's under Israeli military occupation, but more than any time before, the Israeli army made sure to insult and humiliate the Palestinian Authority during the last six weeks in an unprecedented manner. Their army has entered all the cities that are supposed to be under Palestinian Authority, and they've been arresting no less than 3 ,200 new Palestinian prisoners from everywhere, destroying homes, shooting people. Until this, since the 6th, 7th of October, we have lost 240 Palestinians killed in the West Bank by the Israeli army, and it goes on, and the number of injured exceeds 2 ,000. So in the West Bank, we don't feel any security. We have people constantly harassed by not only the army, but also Israeli legal settlers. And we have this feeling that every Israeli soldier, policeman, and
A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
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"OK, Shihan, what about CoinTracker? How do you guys propose to handle that type of thing? Yeah, so we are very concerned about the data gaps this whole regime is going to create, not only for taxpayers, but also for the brokers and also for the IRS as well. So we strongly believe that if you self-custody, you have to kind of self reconcile your crypto activity across multiple wallets and exchanges, because in a self-custody scenario, there's no middle third party to kind of capture this information. So over the years, this tax aggregation industry has evolved to kind of help taxpayers kind of reconcile this information. There's CoinTrackers of the world. There are other handful of software that helps you do that. So our recommendation for the IRS was that, hey, crypto taxpayers, they have this key missing cost basis and all this information inside these aggregation tools. So allow us to ingest this information to brokers information reports. Those information reports could become complete and accurate. So obviously this has to happen with the user consent and et cetera. So that's the future that we believe in, because as Lauren mentioned, the US tax system is highly dependent on information reporting. So information reporting is not going to go anywhere, but there are better ways to do information reporting. And we think that information reporting for crypto can be enhanced by using tax aggregation tools, data, especially those data points are missing from the internal records of the brokers, which is the case in many cases. And so what would that look like? It would be that I sign up with CoinTracker and I put it on a specific wallet of mine or the multiple wallets that I'm using. And then is that it? Or what does that look like in practice? So the CoinTracker today, what we do is we connect with all your wallets and exchanges. We aggregate information and complete the gains and losses. So that's what we do today. So in the future, that information, at least a partial of that information, has to be produced at the broker level. So the broker could say, hey, I have your proceeds, but I don't know your cost basis. Can you connect with your CoinTracker account so I can ingest that cost basis and can produce like a complete 1099 DA? So that's how, I guess, brokers can supplement the information we have to produce complete and accurate 1099 DAs in the future. OK. I have a feeling parts of the crypto community are not going to like either of your suggestions so much, but we'll see how people respond to that. So as you mentioned earlier, it seems like both of you think that stablecoins should be kept out of this. And then for NFTs, what are your companies each proposing? As I said before, I think NFTs, to the extent they don't reference financial assets, should not be covered by a broker reporting. They weren't intended to be covered, and they shouldn't be covered. So not all tokenized assets should be covered. And Shihan? Yeah, we have similar views on NFTs, yeah. OK. And then for this part about how the rules propose that people's wallet addresses be included when they report their taxes, what do you propose, just that that not be done at all? Or like, you know, and I don't even know exactly why it was the IRS wanted to do that, but if you could talk a little bit about that and how you think they should. I feel very strongly that should not be included. I don't think you provide all your identification and all your personal information, even on your tax return. If the government wants to audit you afterwards, because it thinks that you're at risk and it wants more information to come and ask you for that afterwards, there are tools to do that. So I don't think the tax return itself, the whole process should include wallet addresses. Yeah, we are aligned with that too. I think the crypto community did the cast of other privacy. And, you know, they're having like hacks targeted at the IRS in the past several years. So, and honestly, like I personally don't want to affiliate my online wallet address to my PII at this scale. I just don't think that that's a right approach. And without revealing your wallet address, like there's other ways that IRS can improve compliance. So as an industry, I think we should come up with those proposed solutions. I think that's what we did in our hearings on the commit letters. Again, there's better ways to improve compliance without capturing everything that you need, everything that you have on the blockchain. Yeah, I mean, I do think that the security issue is a big one because of just the history of hacks in the crypto space. So, you know, as you both mentioned, you felt that there are blockchain-based solutions and, you know, so CoinTracker obviously would not be exactly that because that's more like a centralized, or maybe I'm wrong, but I thought, you know, when I was reading that you propose these other blockchain-based solutions, that it's like something even more, you know, kind of novel. So what do you think that future would look like? I think attestation tokens are the future. So I think they're well-designed. But just define, like, what is an attestation token? An attestation token essentially confirms your identity. It could be as limited as Coinbase knows you're a trusted person, you are who you are, so therefore Coinbase will essentially validate for the rest of the world in a smart contract that you are who you are without indicating who you are, but just essentially saying, yeah, this person told me who they are and they've confirmed who they are. You could also expand that to include what we call TaxKYC. So you fill in a W8 or a W9. It's a form that identifies your taxpayer identification number, your taxpayer status. You could attest to that. And therefore a third party, including Coinbase, could attest to that and essentially provide a token so they can insert a token in a smart contract. And that, in essence, would be the basis for identifying who you are to whoever is entry into the transaction with you in the smart contract. So that's what an attestation, when I think of an attestation token, I think of it along those lines, something that's calibrated for tax and therefore I think is a better way to go back to your DeFi question. But I think of how DeFi applies. It's a much better way because I don't think the current system works, is really practical for DeFi. So I think it's a much better way if you think DeFi transactions, again, are taxable. Not all of them are taxable. So like you talked about liquidity, not all liquidity is taxable. So not all of it could be or should be reported. But if you think of a mechanism, again, for the future to handle how this should be reported, using an attestation token, which tells whoever that smart contract should be reported to, to the IRS, for example, who you are only to the internal revenue service, not to everyone else, is a useful starting point. That's the way to sort of manage through this process. And then just to be clear, that's something that the individual user would be able to kind of create for themselves. They wouldn't have to go to a centralized service to obtain that. Correct. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. And Sihan, what about you? What do you think are some blockchain-based solutions that should be used? Yeah, so we kind of see this huge compliance problem and there's like three sub-problems, right? So number one, we had to solve for the identity because that's very important because without identity, you cannot enforce US taxes and the way it is designed today. And once you figure out the identity, then you have to actually compute your gains and losses and et cetera. And the third thing is kind of reporting. How do you report that information to the IRS? How do I report that information to the taxpayer? So actually Lawrence mentioned about the ID. ID could be done using this attestation token. So in practice, you would have your Web3 wallet and that Web3 wallet could have some type of token. And if you have that token, that means that that wallet slash the wallet owner is kind of like KYC for tax purposes and other things. And they can connect their wallet to these platforms and kind of do their, you know, trainings and et cetera. I think that the second part is the computation, right? That's where tools like CoinTracker could come into the picture and kind of help the wallet figure out what the exact cost base is that you're disposing of and other information. And not only calculate that information and also kind of give that information to brokers who are doing reporting for the same transaction. And if your tax compliant board, again, this could happen in the future, tools like CoinTracker could also issue some type of token saying that, okay, this wallet is tax compliant because this wallet holder has connected all their wallets to CoinTracker and they have reconciled their taxes and they have also submitted that 89.49 to the IRS. If that's the case, you know, IRS does not have to go after that wallet because they know that the wallet is tax compliant. So the good thing about blockchain is that we can actually issue these, I like to call this compliance tokens to wallet itself. So at any given moment, IRS can open some type of dashboard or like a blockchain explorer, and they can see the wallets with the token and the wallets without the token. So they can easily kind of concentrate their audit efforts for wallets without the token because those are the clearly visible bad actors. So that's kind of how this could work in the future. But again, we are so far away from that today. So we had to start with the baby steps, right? So that's why we strongly believe that, okay, information reporting is gonna be here. So as a first step, let's try to make it more complete and accurate, and then we'll drive the industry and the IRS do it, more blockchain first step of solutions. So yeah, so we are hopeful. So what happens next? When does the IRS release a new revised version? And then at that point, is it that Congress needs to approve or like what happens to turn anything into law, assuming that the next version is something that they'll go with? We're in what's called the notice and comment period. So these are proposed regulations. The IRS is required to then take all the comments that it's received, run through them, decide and respond really to them affirmatively. This is a requirement by the law itself. It's so-called the Administrative Procedures Act. So it's required to take all these comments into account and respond to them. If they're effective comments, it has to respond to the comments with deliberation. It can't just reject them out of hand. And then it could actually repurpose regulations. Well, we're going to go back to the drawing board, which is what I think they should be doing, and just try to do this a little bit more in a more measured way and focus on what they can focus on and what's effective. So they could repurpose them or they could issue final regulations, taking all these comments into account. And then with an implementation date, they're not required to go back to Congress. So the statute is already the statute. This is the agency that's essentially empowered to effect and implement the statute, is now proposing regulations to implement them. And it doesn't have to go back to Congress itself for approval. Well, what do you expect to happen based on the hearing? I don't know if there was anything that you could see in the tea leaves. My own view is that I think there's been so much thrown at the wall about what doesn't work with these regulations that I'm hopeful and optimistic that the IRS will take that into account and come up with something a little bit more smaller in scale. Instead of using a sledgehammer, use a hammer. So it'll come up with something a little bit more practical and effective. And it probably will take it a fair amount of time to do that. I think just based on the volume of comments that have been made, I think Shihan was very optimistic when he said the first quarter of 24. I just can't see that happening based on everything we've learned in this whole process. So we're on a very constricted timetable. So when you think about it, the IRS has given the industry 75 days to respond, 60 days initially extended by two weeks. And this is by their own admission for 8 billion reports. That's a half a trillion dollars worth of reporting that would have to be done. So I don't think that's really adequate time. So I think if they don't do that, they just re-essentially finalize them in their current form. It's going to be open for litigation. I think they'll be subject to lawsuits as to whether these rules really are follow the law itself and follow this procedure act that I just referred to. So I think they would be opening themselves up to litigation and that would further imperil the, I think, the success of these regulations. So for all that, again, this is a lot of noise that we've thrown and a lot of mud at the wall. I think it will take time for the IRS to actually do that. It probably will take at least, you know, six months, in my view, in 2024 at a minimum for them to come up with final regulations if they come up with them at all. And so the timeline originally was that they would be implemented in 2026 to apply to the 2025 tax year. Do you think that they'll still be on track to do that? It's inconceivable. Again, it's not, forget the industry. The IRS itself has to implement these regulations. It has to ingest all this information we're going to send them. So I think if they finalize in their current form, just think of the volume that they'd have to do. I just don't think they could actually do it themselves. So by definition, they would have to extend the timeline. This is also part of our overall comments. We're part of the industry to effectively take less than a year. And again, Coinbase is like, I have people who work in information reporting in my team. We're in a staff, you know, we have infrastructure. Most of the participants and it's identified by in the regulations themselves, they're small businesses. They're not equipped to basically even handle this, this type of infrastructure built and they have to build it from scratch. To do all that in less than a year is just untenable. I just don't see how it's possible. And look, the IRS itself, I think in earlier iterations when this has happened, is they've often proposed regulations that have effective dates that they agree are unenforceable in a certain timeframe. So they've postponed the effective dates. So that may not be welcome news for certain senators and certain people who want information reporting yesterday, but it's just a practical, realistic affirmation of what everyone's capable of actually doing. So we'll comply as needed. Like I, you know, I'll go to my seat, no, we'll do what we need to do. I just can't see it really being implemented by 1st of January, 2025. All right. Well, thank you both so much. Where can people learn more about each of you and your work? Yeah, you can find me on, I guess, NoEx at the CryptoCPA. Yeah. If you have any questions, happy to answer there. I'm on LinkedIn. If someone wants to contact me, happy to respond to questions. I get questions all the time. I love talking about this. So you can find me that way, probably more easily. Perfect. Well, it's been a pleasure having you both on Unchained. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for having us. Appreciate it. Thanks so much for joining us today. To learn more about Shihan and Lawrence and the IRS proposed crypto regulations, check out the show notes for this episode. Unchained is produced by me, Laura Shin, with help from Kevin Fuchs, Matt Pilchard, Juan Aranovich, Megan Gavis, Nelson Wong, Shashank, and Margaret Kuria. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/18/23
"Macy's one day sale is going on now with great deals of the day on fall updates like 40 % off outfits for the office that work off the clock too and 40 to 60 % off shoes handbags and accessories to finish your look and get 25 to 40 % off your favorite beauty skincare and fragrances plus get free shipping with any online purchase of $25 or more at Macy's savings off sale and clearance prices exclusions apply before we begin to 1959 the year before Mike Gallagher's birth holy cow it's pre Mike Frankie Avalon and Venus Frankie Avalon Michael I ever dead alive correct 83 today happy birthday Frankie Avalon I leave it to you my friend how was your weekend I know how mine was well I know as you were you were on the middle of it I kept reaching out to you you were so busy you could barely have time for your buddy Mike to give me all the the ins and outs I got to you but I was Rick and I was recovering my wisdom's tooth surgery for every for the dozens of people all over America worried about it it went fine does it a little bit of pain Friday night not a big deal turns out there it's not that it wasn't quite the major surgery I thought it was going to be but my heart hurt in reading your tweet that Donald Trump is not pro -life let's go well let's start there let's start there because I'm going to use the Marc Davis rule about two things being true at the same time first of all this of course stems from his his widely covered interview with Kirsten Welker she's the new host of NBC try I got a I got a very funny text from my phone screener an office manager in Tampa Tracy who said if she's gonna be the host for meet the press I give me the press about six more months I mean I didn't watch the whole thing you know who I did watch a lot though side note and I want to ask you about this have you seen Margaret Brennan is that her name on face the nation on CBS yes hmm oh boy she's bad she's a terrible interviewer I mean I don't mean to I hate to listen she's very prominent and maybe I'm wrong to criticize her but she just seems really stilted and awkward and I just watched for some reason I very rarely watch all of face the nation but I watched almost the whole thing I thought this is not a great talent anyway that's a sidebar so Kristen Welker Welker nails President Trump on the abortion issue and and I see your tweet and I heard your monologue this morning oh Donald Trump is not pro -life as if that virtue signaling is what it was what it sounds like to me is is scoring points with somebody I don't know who you're trying to win over when you say don't over analyze here's because and it gets to the root of the way I believe we all should be and that is not to operate to the fealty of any individual any person it's never about the person it's about the principal there are degrees of pro -choice you can favor partial birth abortion you can favor it at 20 weeks you can favor it at 15 he clearly does said so calling the heartbeat bill the only way to be technically pro -life the wrong way the wrong oh really how life are you if you're okay with with a baby and do you hear yourself do you hear yourself answer the life how life are you how pro -life favor abortion at 14 weeks I think I'm pretty pro -life if I get Roe v.
A highlight from Msgr. Esseff voice sample
"The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart is really the work, and what I really believe God in a very special way has called us to do, to enthrone Jesus in the hearts of every human being, to enthrone Jesus in every family, and specifically since the family is one of the most battered institutions in the world today, that this family can come together and He promises so much to the families. So the purpose of these videos and the purpose of our coming together is to present Jesus as the head of every family, and He wants to be, He desires to be, and He is calling to be and wanting to become the head of a father and a mother and a family. If there's a single parent or a widow or whatever your family unit is, the desire of God and His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit through Mary's Immaculate Heart is being offered to us. Why the heart of Jesus? It's because what has been failed to be communicated by the Father in our day. When God the Father appeared to humankind, how did He appear? He appeared as fire. He appeared to Moses as fire. God is fire. Who are you? I am God. You are standing on holy ground. God, fire? God is love. It was very much revealed to us through St. John especially, that revelation of John. God is love. The greatest definition ever given for God is God is love, and when He appeared and came in our flesh into the world and His name is Jesus. So much so did He want to come in the first century, in the second and the third, fourth and fifth, and when it came, and so many people were just not getting the message. Every person who is listening, God loves you so much that He gave you His Son. The Son of God is the revelation of God's love, and when He came to you, He came and He showed His love by dying on the cross. When we see the cross, so many people again, God's love, I'm going to be crucified like Jesus, and that's what's going to happen. No, the cross is not suffering. The cross is love. So much did He love us, He's telling us, I would die for you. That's what love is. Love is laying down His entire life for us because the failure to communicate through the cross, through the teaching, so many people. I remember I used to go to Mass, and when I was a little boy, very few people went to communion because they somehow was reverent. You had to be perfect, and so what did the devil do? The devil so insinuated himself as God is so holy you can't approach Him. Then after a while, some people now just come to communion and they aren't aware of who they're receiving, and they may be very much in sin, but they still don't know how much God loves them. We just don't seem to get it right. We don't see the awesome love that we're receiving, or this awesome fear that we may have. Anyway, what did God do in the 17th century? He came to a woman. Her name was Margaret Mary. If you look at the image of the Sacred Heart, and I have one in every room of my home, I am inviting you. That's the purpose, to look at the image of the Sacred Heart. We become so familiar with it, but what was the revelation of the Sacred Heart? It's totally and completely love. Jesus came to Margaret Mary, and He said to her how much He loved us, and how He wanted her to tell the people about the love of His Sacred Heart. How did He appear to her? Look at the image. This is what happened. He not only rolled back His robe, but He actually rolled back His flesh. Can you imagine that? You're standing with Jesus, and He's standing there, and He wants to show you how much He loves you, and He rolls back the flesh on His side.
Former President Trump Shares His Thoughts on Meghan & Harry
"I'm Hugh Hewitt. Pleased to welcome back to the program former President Donald Trump. Mr. President, welcome, good to have you back. Good morning. I want to begin on a light subject. We're approaching the 50th anniversary of the battle of the sexes where Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King played each other. Remember that, September of 1973, Mr. President? I do, I do. Were you pulling for Bobby or were you pulling for Billie Jean at that time? Well, I just was pulling for good entertainment, and it was, you know, he beat Margaret Court Smith, who may have been the greatest woman player of all time, and he beat her. And I don't know that she knew she was playing in a match of such importance, but it became a very big deal. And then she challenged him and she won, and she won conclusively. I watched that night, she definitely won. The reason I bring up, 90 million people watched that. 90 million people. And the only thing I think that might draw an audience that even approaches that would be if you were to sit down with the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry, they don't like you much. Would you do that for the ratings? Well, I don't know that they don't like me. I said that I don't think they're very appropriate what they're saying, what they're doing. And I didn't like the way she dealt with the Queen. I became very friendly with the Queen. She was an incredible woman. At 95, she was so sharp, she was 100%. When you watch Biden, you say, this is a different planet. But they treated her with great disrespect, and I didn't like it. And I didn't like the idea that they were getting U .S. security when they came over here. No, I think it's not a good situation going on with the two of them. But I didn't know that they don't like me. Somebody mentioned it might be so possible. They wouldn't be the only ones. But I mean, that would get ratings, wouldn't it? Oh, if you want to set it up, let's set it up. Let's go do something. I'd love to debate her. I would love it. All right, now let's get serious. I disagree so much with what they're doing.
A highlight from 125 - Cultivating History: Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden - Dean Norton
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. Dean Norton fell in love with the Mount Vernon Estate Gardens 53 years ago and never left. After receiving a degree in horticulture from Clemson University, he began his career as the estate's boxwood gardener. The historical gardens of the first president of the United States, George Washington, became his responsibility in 1980. His promotion to horticulturalists allowed him to apply the latest plant science and horticultural management techniques for historical gardens. Dean has devoted considerable time to researching 18th century gardens and gardening practices. He has received awards for conservation from the DAR and the Garden Club of America, as well as the Garden Club of America's Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor National Medal. He is an honorary member of the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of Providence. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Washington College, serves on several historic property boards, and lectures nationally and internationally. This is Episode 125, Cultivating History, Exploring George Washington's Mount Vernon Garden, with Dean Norton, an encore presentation and remix of Episode 64. Dean, why did General George Washington, the first president of the United States, garden? Well, he really gardened for necessity. The earliest gardens were called gardens of necessity for health and survival. Of course, the most important plant to be planted within a garden were vegetables, something that you were going to have at the dinner table to eat. Vegetables were huge to him. Even during the Revolutionary War, he wanted to make sure that his troops were getting as many vegetables as they could whenever possible. I would not actually call him a gardener per se, but for a year and a half, he became a designer. He totally redid his country seat from a very simplistic design to one following naturalistic design principles. Then that landscape were four very fine gardens that he oversaw. What story does the Mount Vernon Garden tell? Tell us the story of a man that wanted his gardening world to be complete, I would say. He had a very small botanic garden, which he fondly called his little garden. When he was here on site, he was typically doing that work himself on his knees, planting seed and seedling saplings. He kept such good records in that little tiny garden that we were able to recreate that quite nicely. His earliest gardens were a fruit and nut garden and a kitchen garden, but when he changed his design, the kitchen garden remained as it is. The fruit and nut garden became a pleasure garden with vegetables in there as well, which is kind of an interesting combination. He had a vineyard for a while, but the grapes failed, and that became a fruit garden and nursery. The nursery was for plants that he could grow to plant on other areas of the estate and also to grow things just for collection of seed. What is today's mission for the garden? Today's mission for the garden is interpretation. We are trying to share with our visitors what life was like in the 18th century, why these gardens were important. Certainly after 1785, the gardens took on a new role, which was for people to come when he had created here at Mount Vernon. The story of gardeners themselves, the gardeners that Washington hired through the Articles of Indenture, also the enslaved gardeners that worked with the professional gardener to cultivate till to harvest. It's a great story. It's one that we thoroughly enjoy telling. Gardening really hasn't changed much from the 18th century, so the more we're out there digging in the earth, we think of those gardeners from the past. Today's visitors, how do they respond? I'll tell you what, when they come through the gates and they get to the Bowling Green Gate and see the house for the first time, that's exactly what they were expecting to see, this beautiful house that Washington lived in. But then the further they go into the landscape, they're really totally blown away by the amount of landscape and gardens that Washington had. They weren't expecting that at all. I think the gardens are well received, and I think that the stories we tell throughout the estate in so many different areas are certainly appreciated by our visitors. The garden's been there for about two and a half centuries. You've told us that there's four gardens that make up the Mount Vernon Garden. Could we walk through each one of those and you tell us about them? Sure. The panic garden is a simple garden, very small. It was intended to plant things that Washington was not familiar with, although sometimes other things that he knew quite well ended up in there as well. He received 500 Chinese seed, which he planted in one of the beds. None of them came up. So actually, we could show one of the beds with nothing but bare dirt and we would be exactly correct. That was his playground, and he truly loved getting plants he wasn't familiar with and planting them in there, and he did most of the work in there himself. There was an area that he started a vineyard, hoping to get some grapes for making wine, but that failed. That four -acre area became a fruit garden and nursery. Washington kept such good records that the fruit trees are planted exactly as he describes in that particular enclosure. Part of it is a nursery as well, where he grew trees and shrubs, also some other grasses and things just for the collection of seed. The kitchen garden was the first garden laid out in 1760, and that has been cultivated as a kitchen garden since 1760. It's never changed in its purpose, which is the only garden like that on the estate. Both the kitchen garden and fruit nut garden were an acre in size, so that's a significant garden. The nut garden changed from a garden of necessity to a pleasure garden, and that was meant to be the aha moment. When people were strolling around the Bowling Green, they could look through that gate, they saw a beautiful conservatory. The idea was to walk in there and just enjoy the beauty of the flowers, and those flowers were there for their enjoyment and not for their use. I think his gardening world was quite complete. You said the conservatory, would that be the greenhouse? That's correct. It had a greenhouse that he copied from a lovely property called Mount Clare, just to the north of Baltimore. The owner was Margaret Carroll. He asked for permission for some information, and she was thrilled and gave him all that he needed, even his first plants for his collection, to get his greenhouse started. I started studying that greenhouse in pictures. When I think greenhouse, I think a glass top or a plastic top or something like that, and this was constructed quite different. Could you tell us about how it was constructed and it was heated? The greenhouses in the 18th century typically just had glass panes on the south side, this was southern exposure. Also typically they were triple home windows, so you could open top and bottom to allow for good air circulation. This was quite modern, very good. It had a vaulted ceiling, so hot air didn't get trapped up at the corners. It had a wood door on the west side of the structure to keep afternoon sun from coming in. It was too hot. A glass door on the east side to allow morning sun in. It had shutters that closed very tight, so in the wintertime when you got whatever heat you could get from the solar energy, you could close those shutters and retain the heat overnight. It was heated by a stove room on the opposite side of the structure. The fire pit was quite low, and that hot air and smoke would go underneath the slate floor in the greenhouse and then rise up along the back wall and out the chimney. It was very efficient. It housed the semi -tropical plants and citrus trees in the winter. Not for them to continue to fruit, so he had lemons and limes and all that. Just to keep them alive in the wintertime. In all these gardens, he's combining beauty with necessity. How did he accomplish that? The one garden that really does that beautifully is the upper garden, or pleasure garden. He wanted a pleasure garden. He wanted the aha moment when someone walked into there. It's a 10 -foot -wide path, edged in boxwood with this greenhouse at the end. He was concerned, though, in that he didn't want to lose a lot of space to the growth of vegetables, which were still the most important plant that he grew on the property. 18th century horticulture said, look, George, you can do both. Plant your vegetables and then surround them with a border of flowers. The border could be three feet, five feet, whatever you so decide. It's the border that's actually the pleasure garden. So you're really not losing that much space to growing vegetables. How did Washington change his gardens to enhance Mount Vernon's natural beauty? He adopted the naturalistic style. There are four key elements of that. The curve line is nature's gift, management of surprises, random planting, and hidden barriers. If you can do those four things, you're well on your way to a wonderful naturalistic design. The management of surprises, the curve line helps you with that. Around each bend, you can do something different. The book that he's learning all these techniques from was written by a gentleman named Batty Langley. He wrote the book in 1728 called New Principles of Gardening. Washington purchased it in 1759. Langley goes in, he says, once you've seen one quarter of your garden, you should not have seen it all. There's nothing more shocking and stiff than a regular garden. He said every garden must have good shade. If you have to walk more than 20 paces in full sun, your walk is not worth it. Washington really took all these thoughts and comments to heart and made sure he put trees on either side of his serpentine avenues. Around each bend, he added shrubberies in wilderness areas and groves. It really was a complete landscape, and it was all just trying to stay within the qualifications or the requirements of a naturalistic garden. There are many historical events that took place away from Mount Vernon. For long periods of time, Washington was gone. How did he stay in touch with his garden and its growing? Much to his demise, much to our benefit, Washington, during the 45 years he lived here at Mount Vernon, he was away for 16 years, only visiting his house a couple times during all that time. When he is away, he's communicating with the land manager with lengthy letters, three, four, five pages long, giving him instructions to do this, make sure that is done, have you planted this, I want to try to do this next. We have that exchange of letters. Gives us a tremendous advantage in being able to represent Mount Vernon as accurately as we do in today's world. You should be considered the current garden overseer, but there's been many that have come before you. Have you got any good overseer stories about your predecessors? Yeah, there's some. I'm number 37. I don't know if that number is exactly correct, but I'm honored to be the current gardener, whatever number I am. They were all pretty competent in their practices. Washington called one clever because he was so good at grafting trees. Probably one of the cutest ones is when Washington's trying to hire a gardener. He's writing to his land manager saying that the gardener should not have any children, but if he does, only one, but certainly no more than two. He just keeps going on and on, giving almost any option possible for the gardener. He was always looking for the Scottish gardener because they were some of the best. I'm thrilled to be following in the footsteps of so many great gardeners. I hope that I'm continuing their tradition of maintaining a beautiful Mount Vernon. Tell us about the people that worked in the gardens during Washington's time. He hired gardeners under the Articles of Indenture, so they would come over, he would pay their way, and they would have to work that to pay Washington back. Some of them stayed for many years. There was a German gardener named John Christian Eller who was here for a number of years. They had a bit of a falling out, but apparently after Washington passed away, he actually returned because there is something in the notes about a German gardener saying that he used to work here. There is one from Holland, England, and then of course you had your Scottish gardener at the very end of his life, which Washington said that he was dedicated, sober, passionate about his work, and that in short, he's the best hired servant I've ever had. What makes it even better is that he says he has never been happier. I think that's really wonderful, and it certainly rings true for me. For being here at Mount Vernon as long as I have, my life here as a gardener has been a very happy experience. What did the garden go through between Washington's death and until the time it was bought by its current owners? It started to fall and disappear rapidly. Visitors' accounts have been occurring since Washington lived here. People visiting, and they write in their diaries or letters to friends, which is tremendously valuable to us, for that is our Polaroid to the past. Washington died in 1799, and visitors in 1801, 1802 are saying that it's deteriorating, it doesn't look anything like it did during Washington's time, so things just started to fall apart a little bit. You didn't have the money, you didn't have the dedication maybe to do as well. Not to say that work wasn't being done and things weren't being cleaned up as best as possible, but definitely it was noticeable to visitors that it was in a bit of disarray. When the Ladies Association purchased the property in 1858, things started to change, of course, quickly. And of course, Mount Vernon is in their hands today, it's a beautiful, beautiful site. Did they buy it from the family? They bought it from John Augustine Washington, the fourth Washington that owned the property before it was sold to the ladies. It cost them $200 ,000, and with that they received 200 acres, where others said you should take everything down but the mansion, because that's all that's important. They made the decision that they wanted to keep everything that was there during Washington's time, which was absolutely the right thing to do. We have all the outbuildings. It's an amazing opportunity for visitors to come to see an estate, a plantation, as it was during the time of the owner. Are there new discoveries being made through modern archaeology and research, or do you feel like you've re -established everything there? No, there are new discoveries all the time. It's amazing. Archaeology, the science, is becoming more and more exact all the time, with radar and LiDAR flyovers and just all these wonderful techniques that they now have. We're still finding letters that we didn't have before. Eventually we may find the plan that Washington did for the Bowling Green. We have the plan's key that is in his hand, but we don't have the actual plan itself. You can never write the final chapter in this adventure that we're in here from Washington's time till now. We try to represent things as accurately as we can, but we may find a new letter or something that will totally alter our interpretation of what we were using or going on to create an area that we thought was accurate, but new information may change that, and we will go back and make those changes so that it's historically accurate. Where did Washington acquire his plants? Initially, the landscape was completed by nothing but trees and shrubs that he found in his wildernesses surrounding Mount Vernon. So it's certainly a native landscape, and he identified these plants in the wintertime by structure and bud and had them dug and brought back. He did say that he was looking for exotics. He loved plants of all sorts. Now, we don't know if an exotic to him was Mexico or South Carolina, but what we do know is he said he wanted plants outside of his geographic area. People sent him gifts of plants often. Also he ordered from three of the principal nurseries of the time, John Bartram in Philadelphia, William Hamilton in New York, and Prince on Long Island. He ordered a lot of these plants and that he was experimenting with and putting within his landscape. I heard a story about a Franklin tree. Was that ever a part of the estate? The Franklinia, I think it was actually ordered from Philadelphia, and we've tried to grow them any number of times. We can't get them to survive. They're very finicky. They need to be in a spot they're really happy with, and so far we haven't found that spot on the estate, unfortunately. What's the significance of the Bond Plan? A gentleman named Samuel Vaughan visited Mount Vernon in 1784, I think it was, or 83. He was a landscape designer. He did a good bit of work up in the Philadelphia area, actually did some work around Independence Hall. He came and visited Mount Vernon, and in his sketchbook drew the plan of the estate, and then went back to Philadelphia. We drew a beautiful big plan that was very, very accurate. Washington said that you've drawn my estate accurately except that you've enclosed the view with trees, and so the only problem that Washington states is when looking from the house down the Bowling Green, down a vista to the forest beyond, there were two willow mounds that were planted on the Bowling Green. They weren't meant to act as punctuation points. No planting would occur within that, so you had a wide open view to the west. Whatever reason, Vaughan decided to draw trees all in there. In Washington's eye, it was all correct except for that. So it's a beautiful plan, archaeologists have used it, and all the buildings that he shows on that plan are where they find them when they dig in the soil. So he was recording the existence and not proposing new things. There's been some debate about that because Vaughan was a designer, and some say, well, how do we know that this is something Washington had, or was Vaughan drawing what he thought it should be? The written account seemed to support what Vaughan was drawing was accurate. So it's all about interpretation. We could look at two passages somewhere and interpret it both totally differently. I think the Vaughan plan is amazing. I think it's as accurate as we can possibly get. You've mentioned the Bowling Green a couple of times. What grass did they use in the Bowling Green? Their grass was called goosegrass or speargrass. They also had rye, and it's even bluegrass. It was a very coarse grass. Coarse grass was kind of important, actually, because they mowed it with the English sigh, and a very fine -bladed grass would be very difficult to cut with that implement, whereas the wider -bladed grass, they could cut quite nicely if they had a good sharp edge on their sigh, and the sickle, of course, would have been the weed eater. The Bowling Green was meant for games and entertaining and would have been mowed on a regular basis, rigged, rolled, and mowed right up until you may have a drought or something where the grass would stop growing, just like we have in an experience today. What variety do you grow there now? Weeds. It's just, I'm serious. It looks great from a distance, but if you walk up on it, it's just clover and creeping Charlie, and if it's green, I'm fine. We don't want to use chemicals on the lawn. We have a lot of visitors, a lot of children running around, so it's just as natural as possible. We overseed and everything, but no, just don't look too closely. Well, that'd be more accurate to the period, I guess. You know, I don't know. It'd be interesting to see the grass back then. It was maintained in a way that it was intended for them to bowl. They had lots of games with the hoops and other things, so it was used a great deal as a green for entertaining. How do you cut it now? Oh, we have John Deere's to go 13 miles an hour. It's pretty nice. You know, front deck mowers, it's great. Is that a reel? No, my goodness, no. Years ago when I started, our only riding mower was a Toro reel. Now, nothing against Toro, okay, but that thing never worked. Poor man that was operating, he was a World War II vet, and he was always in the shop just standing here waiting for his mower to work. So no, it's not a reel. My dad had a reel mower, and he was always working on it too. My dad's way to fix anything was with a screwdriver, not to actually tighten any screws. He would just beat on it. He was so upset. You've got the serpentine pass. What materials did they use? It was a combination of gravel and clay, pea gravel, smaller grade gravel, and it was cobblestone up around the circle in front of the mansion. Washington said if he could find any alternative form of paving, he would certainly use it because gravel roads were constant maintenance of raking, rolling, adding new gravel to keep them from being muddy all the time. That's exactly what was used in the gardens as well, was a gravel type path. Is that gravel mine from the Potomac? Washington talks about a gravel pit. It would seem as if they got a lot of it from the Potomac, and they would have sifted it to get the right size stone that they wanted. I think there were a couple sources, but not real clear on it. What kind of staff does it take to maintain all this? In horticulture, my responsibility has to do with anything that deals with chlorophyll and manure. The gardeners, just like in the 18th century, they said a garden an acre in size will require one full -time gardener, and so every principal garden we have is one full -time gardener working in that spot. Then we have a swing gardener that does all the smaller gardens and helps in the other gardens as well. We have a landscape gardener that takes care of all the non -exhibition areas. It's truly bare bones. We have some summertime help, college students, some high school. College students love it. We give them as much opportunity to learn whatever they want if they want to work in the greenhouse or use equipment. It's a really great program that we have for that. Then we have our livestock crew. We have five full -time livestock employees that maintain the genetic line of three very rare breeds, and those animals are here for interpretation as well. One thing I just want to share is that Mount Vernon is a very special place. People come and they don't leave real quickly. I've got almost 53 years. Our five livestock staff combined have 92 years of service here at Mount Vernon. It's just truly amazing. Wow. What type of livestock? We have a milking red devon, beautiful reddish -brown cow, aussebal island hogs, hog island sheep, and a Narragansett turkey. So all these are on exhibition at our Pioneer Farmers site, which is a site that we created in the 1990s down near the river. That's a site where we interpret Washington the farmer. That's the livestock's playground. They get to take the animals down there, the oxen, the horses, and work the fields. So it's really very exciting. It helps bring the estate to life. Are you taking the manures and the straw and things like that and using it in compost, or how does that all work? 100 percent. That's all we use. We have huge piles that we are able to windrow with using a manure spreader. We always have these windrows, just these lines of the material that is whipped around by the manure spreader. The row is about maybe eight feet wide, ten feet wide, and it's about six feet high. The oldest windrow is used as the fertilizer used in the gardens. And once that's gone, we windrow the next row over to aerate it again. We just always have a source of compost that we can use in the gardens, and it just works out beautifully for us. How long does it typically age? It doesn't take long, really. We have a pile that's been here for so long that even stuff that is not that old, maybe three months or so, when you mix it up with the other, it turns out very, very well. In the 18th century, Washington would take manure from the stables and just put them in a dung repository for a fortnight or two. You're only talking two or four weeks, and then they thought it was readily available for the gardens. So it was much more rapid for them than it is for us. Are there any special approaches that you take to maintaining a historical garden? The approach to maintaining a historic garden really is visual. We want them to see a garden that is planted in the manner that would have been in the 18th century. We want them to see what an 18th century garden looked like. As far as our actual practices, it is really no different than what would have been going on in the 18th century. Our tools may be a little sturdier, a little nicer, rakes, shovels, soil life, and everyone has one of those on their bill. You can do anything with those. As far as planting, we're definitely concerned about height derangement more than color coordination. We want to make sure the plants we plant are appropriate to the 18th century. Paths, the box which should be trimmed, are very short. They were never intended to be a backdrop for perennials, just as a border. That's the main thing. We want it to look right. The way we take care of it, that hasn't changed for 250 years. What are your biggest challenges with the garden? People, compaction, really the damage that comes from, especially kids, I used to share that the worst pest we can have is a child that's been on a bus for five hours from somewhere, gets here and the chaperones go, go, go, and they just start running. Back when we had big boxwood, they would just go and run and jump in and break a branch of a 150 year old boxwood within 10 seconds and that's hard to control with any kind of spray or whatever. But I developed to have a hard trap that was a bit larger. I found out I put an iPad or something in there, I could catch five or six at a time and I would let them off at the West Gate. The chaperones would eventually find them, but at least we got them out of the garden.
A highlight from MARGARET ARANDA, MD, SPECIALIZES IN "LONG HAULER COVID," WHICH IS MOSTLY VAX INJURY
"Hello, this is the Surviving Healthcare Podcast, and I have my great friend and colleague, Margaret Aranda, to tell us about her adventures in California healthcare and her career and so on. And so it's quite a story and I'll let her go have at it. Tell us first about your professional background, Margaret. It's quite impressive. It eclipses mine by a great deal. Thank you. Well, you know, I was never the smartest one in the class, but I grew up as a little mom to six siblings. So I cooked and cleaned and did everything by the time I was 13. I made my first Thanksgiving dinner. So I grew up with a lot of common sense and a very strong work ethic. So I think that helped me a lot to excel in my clinicals and the academic was I had to study hard. I didn't have a photographic memory like so many doctors in our medical school classes, right? But I got accepted to Oral Roberts University Medical School. And then when it closed down, I transferred to USC. So I graduated USC Medical School and then did internships there, including two rotations in the jail ward. And then I did anesthesia my first couple of years, transferred out, completed anesthesia residency at Stanford, and then they liked me. So I stayed and I liked them. So I stayed on for a critical care fellowship as one of three in the country who competed for the positions. Then my first job was as a attending assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. I ended up being in three departments. I wrote three million in NIH grants and worked on collaborative research with Johannes Gutenberg University in Maine, Germany, and then I was chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Philadelphia VA during 9 -11. After that, my dad got Alzheimer's, so I came back to California as UCLA faculty and director of the surgical intensive care unit as a staff anesthesiologist at the West Los Angeles VA. Then as you know, my daughter and I were in a tragic car accident. I spent 12 years bedridden with a traumatic brain injury. I was very unable to walk or talk. I had dysautonomia very severely. I could not stand up without fainting. Nobody knew what it was, so the doctors thought I was pretending. I had a near -death experience and God let me come back, even though he gave me permission to go into that cloud in the sky to heaven. So then I came back to inherit a pain clinic. I assumed an existing pain clinic with patients already on a lot of different high -dose medications. I tapered everybody down over three to four years and also during the last three years was extremely grateful that I learned how to use ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and polypharmacy to save with zero deaths over 2 ,500 patients. And then I got, in my opinion, I got targeted by the Medical Board of California. Of course.
Progressives Cheered Woodrow Wilson and Eugenics
"Part of the population when it comes to designating congressional seats. It's just untidy. We need to tidy things So Marxists, the aka the early progressives, believed in extremely popular. Margaret Sanders did. The founder of Planned Parenthood. And so that's just the way it goes, America. And so we've Why? Because Americans are just too stupid to know what's good for them. Here we are trying to perfect our society and we can't get the votes that we need from the American citizens. Listen to me. Now of course the minute you say that, you're attacked. As you would expect because the media are an arm of this ideological party that hates America. Because the media hate America. Oh they like their own lives and lifestyle. And when I say hate America, when you have this idiot on the soccer team, the woman soccer team, what is that idiot's name? Right, King? Rapone, is that it? Rapone? Rapino. Rapino, Rapinus, who knows what the hell's going on. But she hates the country. She's chasing a ball on a field. She's extraordinarily famous. She's made millions. Chasing a ball in the field and she hates us. When she says she hates America, you are America. They hate you. When I say the Democrat Party hates America, that means they hate Americans. They'll never say it, but I explain it, so they have no choice.
Double amputee Everest climber pledges to work for benefit of people with disabilities
"The first double above the knee amputee to climb Mount Everest has returned from the mountain. Hari Buddha magar lost both his legs in Afghanistan while serving in the British Army. Welcome to come to 6536 speakers. That's 21,000 feet. He'd reach the top last week 29,000 feet. Margaret says he thought several times about quitting because of his family. What does it feel like standing on top of the world? It is amazing. But it was a snowstorm. So could I stay longer? And. Around. After returning to cheering crowds in Kathmandu, magar says his main aim for the rest of his life is working to bring awareness about his disability instead of the weaknesses we should be focusing on our strength. I'm Ed Donahue
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Yeah, so let's talk about beautiful. They're called pineapple lily. So like what's that about? Well, you know how common names are. I guess if you have a really good imagination, they kind of look like a pineapple literally like right at the top of the stalk of flowers. There's a little tuft of leaflets that looks like the top of a pineapple. And then before the. General flower description is a stalk that's usually about an half an inch around or so. And all up and down that stalk are thousands or hundreds of buds. And each bud opens to a star shaped flower, and then the top of the stalk has this little tuft of hair. Right. And so it looks like the fruit of a pineapple but a pineapple's a bromeliad and these are not familiar. I think they're related to hyacinths and they're, I guess I'll confuse with taxonomy because it's like, I think they're in the asparagus family, but that's for, I don't know. Or the order, I'm completely lost, but I think they are cousins of hyacinths, aren't they? They related. Yeah. I think so. But then I would certainly be a hyacinth on steroids because most of them, most of the ones that I grow anyway are not huge, but their legs will get to say 18 inches, maybe long and the flower escapes go from 18 inches, some of them up to 28 or sometimes taller. Right. And so those leaves, I mean, for me, one of the things I love about them, or maybe the thing I love, I don't know what I love the most, and I don't know, anyway, there's no accounting for our plant obsessions is there. But the first one I grew was that more common one you comb a spy color, the one that's kind of stinky, it smells like rotting flesh or road kill or something.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Great. I'm happy to be here and especially to talk about you calmness. Yeah. Yeah, so maybe yeah, sorry, go ahead. Well, when we started this kind of running conversation that we've had about you calmness, I really thought, I don't know that there's enough about you comments. They're pretty simple. But it's been fun to delve into them and to hear a lot about how you grow them as container plants. Yeah. Yeah, and so you're like zone 8 or some crazy old thing down there. We are zone 8. Yeah. I'm not. I'm definitely not. I'm a 5. So just a backstory for people a month or so ago you and I did a New York Times garden column together and it was kind of like a love poem to pineapple Elise, but from the two very different places and grown in two very different ways. Because yours don't spend winter in the basement. Do they like mind you? No, no, we don't have basements, Margaret. Oh, sorry, no basement. It's okay. Oh, baseball. We would have big puddles of water in our basements. No, we're very flat and very warm, so our let's see, even in April, or in the beginning of May, our you comments are already up out the ground probably 6 inches. Wow, okay. Okay. So they're happy. And they come to other natives. There's different species with their native to different areas in Southern Africa, I believe, yes. Yes, I would love to see them in Southern Africa. What I know about them there, I've read and done lots of Google research, I guess you would say and read through old books. I think we tend to think of South Africa as a hot and dry place. You know,
The end of an era for the Sisters of Charity of New York
"It's the end of an era for the sisters of charity of New York as they decide not to accept new members. Sister Donna Dodge president of the sisters of charity says they decided to stop taking new members after it became clear the congregation was shrinking. We realized that we're diminishing in numbers. At the same time we had a report about our entrances. And in the United States, anyway, and we have not had anybody in 21 years. Sister Margaret O'Brien questions what went wrong, all those changes that we made back in the 70s, the habit, leaving schools going into other various ministries. In the 60s, there were more than a 170,000 nuns in the U.S.. Last year there were just under 40,000, according to Georgetown university, Julie Walker, New York
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ opens to $114 million
"Guardians of the Galaxy volume three conquered the box office this weekend. I want you all to know that I'm grateful to find this side, my Friends. It was the lure of a chapter closing that helped draw people to the movies for the summer season kick-off. Ticket sales were an estimated $114 million in North America. For the debut weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy volume three, which says goodbye to this iteration of space misfits. That bumped the Super Mario Brothers movie down to the second spot. With the film's evil dead rise, are you there God? It's me, Margaret, and love again, rounding out the top 5. I'm Jackie Quinn.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"And that's kind of, once you've done that, it kind of gets it going in the right on the right path. Okay. So it's this first stem that comes up and there's sort of three parts to it, and I'm taking the middle piece out. Yeah, pinching out the center bud. If you have an old, you have an old tuber that sprouts many stems at the same time. I tend to just leave it alone because there are so many exactly. Okay, okay. All right, good to know, because I got new ones, obviously, so I'm just I'm here. I haven't grown them for a long time, so I'm kind of, yeah, yeah, yeah, good. And all right, so any other anything else besides continuing the support along the way as they grow, anything else that we do. Well, I find what I started doing a few years ago is spraying the entire garden. All the plant material leaves and flower. Every couple weeks with seaweed, seaweed or fish emulsion that you put like a quarter cup in a two gallon sprayer and I just want to do it in the morning because it's kind of smelly and you might need to shower afterwards. But I'll get up early in the morning and I'll just spray the entire garden every couple of weeks. And everybody seems to really love that. Yeah. A bowl your feed and it keeps the day is very happy. I haven't really had trouble with mold or any of that stuff. Okay. So that, you know, if you start that, say, mid may end of May and just go through to frost. Okay. So in the last 5 minutes or so, I want to, of course, know more wonderful ones, even though I'm supposed to only shop by either shape or color or not get too attached to anything, but just to I want to know what kind of
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Love that. Yeah. And swan island has over 400 clients listed swan island Dallas I'd either the biggest provider in this country. Yes. But they have excellent quality. So that's the good news. And I did a little homework after we talked and I was trying to figure out how many dallies are there if there's 400 at swan island to catalog alone. And I think the American dollar society said there's close to 11,000 registered so far. The international ones, if you, you know, with the royal horticultural society and so forth, if you go over there and there's even more or less historically, there's been tens of thousands over the years and years and years. Right. So it's like a lot. Yeah, well, when I think when I give that class at the NYPD and in that slide show, it said that by 18, something like 1825, they are over 700 Dahlia exhibitions. Where people could display their so I mean, it was something that once these tubers made them where their way from Mexico to Spain or England or the Netherlands, the maniac in the 19th century just was crazy and so then I guess they felt a little bit out of fashion because when I first started going and then people would go oh yes and you know that that isn't the case anymore. Right and so you just mentioned that class at the New York botanical garden twice a year since 2015 you give I think is it called dauntless dahlias? Yeah, that's what that's what they named it. So yeah, every march in October, I think you give that. Yeah, yeah. And you have an open garden for many years in your Connecticut garden for the garden conservancy open days. When is that? Yes. This year it's September 30th and I was looking on the website and it says that you can't sign up I guess until June 30th.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"From a way to garden dot com and Robinhood radio dot com, this is a way to garden with Margaret roach. Your weekly invitation to dig in and grow.
'Super Mario Bros. Movie' hits $1B, is No. 1 for 4 weeks
"The Super Mario Brothers movie is the box office champ for a fourth straight weekend. I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest. Just pop in this bite and we're on our way. It's the only way to fly man. The Super Mario Brothers movie raked in another $40 million in North America, according to studio estimates, it did not face any new blockbuster competition, but it will next week when Guardians of the Galaxy volume three comes out. Number two this week is evil dead rise. Are you there God it's me Margaret, debuted in third place, John Wick chapter fours and fourth, number 5 was Star Wars return of the Jedi. It was rereleased to mark its 40th anniversary.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Going on and then goes and mates with the female bee who then picks up these larvae and goes back to her nest with them and those little larvae eat the pollen and nectar and sometimes the baby bees. And so all of that sounds like, oh my gosh, poor bees, which I mean, you know, I feel like I feel that way about a lot of this prediction paired surprising stuff. But everybody's got to eat and I just also think about what are the implications. You know, what are the broader implications of that? We have no idea. This is a relationship that's obviously natural been going on a long time and maybe there's a certain check and balance thing. So that certain bee species don't become too prolific and out compete other ones. It's just one example of so many wild things going on right under our noses. Yes. Yes. In the chapter of the touch scape, I love that you showed cuckoos in there. You mentioned cuckoos, I think a minute ago, but who were like the only birds that can eat these spiny caterpillars like tent caterpillars and I think they can eat spongy moth or gypsy moth caterpillars and as fascinating how they're adapted to be able to make use of them as food because that's a nasty, nasty thing to bite into. Yeah, so it really is and yeah, they just are able to kind of regurgitate all those spiny things and keep the good stuff. And. It's amazing to learn about their sort of opportunistic nesters where they'll just go where they can find the most caterpillars. And so we also have a lot of white flannel moth caterpillars, which are these really gorgeous red and black and yellow. And white caterpillars that tend to go on the red buds here. And when they come out, that's from the cuckoo's are here. They and the fall webworms. Right, right. And they go where there are outbreaks. Of these caterpillars because they need a lot of them really, really quickly. They build their naturally quickly, sometimes they lay eggs and other birds that they can't do it quickly enough. And so we need to be leaving those tent caterpillars and fall webworms and all these other creatures not only because they're wonderful in their own, right? I mean, they're just little moths, right? Right. And they might be pollinating and all sorts of things. But also we need them for the birds. Yes, yes, yes. Yeah, and in the chapter of the site scape, I wondered if you could tell us the story of your sister's garden, which has turned out to make sort of a change in an important local law for her homeowners association, at least, and to tell us a little bit about that. This is the site scape is kind of a lot of different things, but including when people object to what someone else's garden looks like, yes. Great. Yeah, I decided to start the chapter with that because I felt like the sights really we tend to think about gardening only for our own senses and sight dominates everything, right? Yes. So. In my sister's case, it was one neighbor who was very upset and
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"I love the sub head on the Titleist as wild scape in big letters and it says trilling chipmunks beckoning bloom's salty butterflies and other sensory wonders of nature. So why'd you want to do this one after the humane gardener? Yeah, it's well, I felt like there's a lot of information out there now about how to garden for wildlife in general using plants. So people are much more aware of native plant gardening than they were even just a few years ago. But there are all these other things going on in the landscape that some of our more conventional landscaping practices that are still quite common, even among people trying to garden in a more gentler way in a gentler way. A lot of these conventional landscaping practices kind of smother some of the opportunities for animals to communicate through their senses. To perceive the world through their senses and I just thought if people could think about a little bit more, the fact that other organisms are. Not necessarily taking in their environment in the same way that we are, maybe they could also learn how to decrease their disruptions of those outdoor environments because animals really need to be able to use that in a different way in order to survive and thrive. Right, and by animals we mean from the tiniest arthropod insect and other arthropods and even smaller to, well, not smaller, but that's well to like I have black bear come wandering through the garden. You know what I mean? We had animals on a wide range of, yeah, yeah. Not just squirrels. And my crew to the macro, right? Yeah, there you go. So. It's about sort of taking into consideration not just our own human senses. And so, but all of their senses and considering the sensory extent, as you say in the book, considering the sensory experiences of the other species and.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"From a way to garden dot com and Robinhood radio dot com, this is a way to garden with Margaret roach. Your weekly invitation to dig in and grow.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"And so that's why variation and experimentation is so helpful, but also letting things grow. Letting things unfold and observing that we tend to think that we know what we're doing. As gardeners, but once you start getting into the ecological realm, the connectivity between things and the levels of interface is so complicated that we'll probably never understand it. And so that's okay. Because it's happening anyways. We don't need to be able to break every little detail down to its respective part. So what you're describing is a good example of how these things work. And if something works and I tell people this with meadow making, if you can get results, then you did it right. There's no one way to approach this. Yeah, it's not exactly like baking, excuse me, where either the dough rises or it doesn't rise. Do you know what I mean? It's not exactly like that, right? There's lots of different well, I mean, you can still eat it even if it didn't rise. But it does have a mind and a spirit of its own for sure. It's very different than most things we do except for raising other living things, whether it's pets or children, but with plants and ecology as well because we're talking about soil and all these other factors, it's all alive. Yes. Well, I'm always so glad to speak to you. And again, congratulations on the second edition of lawns into Meadows, which is just out on worms. And we'll have a giveaway with the transcript of the show, a book giveaway over on a
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"I know it's a long way to describe it, but that was my strategy and it turns out to be good for the wildlife probably too because it means I'm mowing a little later. So that was my thing, but is that what you do? Did you figure out a timeline based for everybody in terms of their sort of spring clean up if there is one or when there's a clean up or because I think I can't imagine mowing in the fall people going in full not just for ecology, but just because I love looking at the meadow frosted and under the snow and you know what I mean in the winter and fall. Yeah, Meadows are beautiful in the winter and that's one of their main attributes is that they have all of that color and texture in the winter. Yeah. In regard to maintenance and sort of how to go about that, when to mow it's really, it's really site specific. So in the first couple of years of a meadow establishing, there's probably going to be more editing and more involvement than there is once it's established. And the mature meadow is something that tends to not need a lot of care. So when a meadow's establishing it can be really helpful to do some spot weeding weed whacking, use a side, whatever you use. And keep things down that you don't want to encourage because really plants can out compete each other. And that's especially the case with a little bit of help. So that's really kind of how I see my role from a maintenance perspective. You're really just encouraging the plants that you want to see and discouraging plants that you don't want to see. And once a medal is established, it tends to be a relatively minimal amount of that, but it's still very important to just observe and keep an eye on it because if something does come in that you don't want,
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"But like, how do you, what do you sort of give us the timeline of expectation? Well, I'm planting with perennial native meadow seeds. I usually tell people it's going to be at least two or three years before they really start to see those plants be a presence. And it often can be four or 5 years before a lot of those species are really present in a landscape. So setting expectations is really, really important and I try to do that as much as possible starting at the beginning of the design process because people tend in our culture we tend to expect fast results. And perennial Meadows take a while to establish and a couple of things that I do to kind of mitigate that as I've started putting annual seeds in with my nurse crops. So in the first year, there can be color and often I'll actually put down another round of annual seeds the second year to create color while the perennial plants are waiting to establish. And I also use plugs in prominent locations even in conjunction with putting down seed
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"From a way to garden dot com and Robinhood radio dot com, this is a way to garden with Margaret roach. Your weekly invitation to dig in and grow.
The Shocking Link Between Darwinism and Nazi Ideology
"To be clear we covered yesterday, we mentioned the Fabian socialists in England in the was it the teens and the 20s, these ideas, folks, have been around for a long, long time. You would not have had Nazis doing what they did without these ideas already being in the cultural bloodstream. The idea, which you get from Darwin, that some races are more evolved than others. It only follows, doesn't it? Some races are more evolved than others, and why shouldn't we who are in the top races exterminate or enslave those who aren't. This is logical, you need to deal with it. You need to deal with the fact that this is logical and that these ideas follow. And they followed Margaret Sanger, followed these ideas, promoted eugenics, promoted the sterilization of unfit populations, all of this stuff is real and true, but we've kind of blithely skipped along thinking that's for the fringe to focus on, but
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"The plant and pest diagnostic labs in your respective states to help you out. Yeah, and that's what I was going to bring that up because, for instance, I had this small tree, this Korean maple acer pseudo sovaldi and that I had had for many years, and I just loved this tree. It was right at the entrance of the garden. Boy, fall color, and much much harder than a lot of the so called quote Japanese maple. What a great tree. Yeah. And so, and so the poor thing, it was fabulous for years and years and years. And then maybe three or four winters ago, the winter ended, and not a leaf opened on the tree. It had not looked sickly. There had been nothing in that gorgeous fall color. It had done all its usual things. And it was just dad. It was just totally dead. And that was one where I turned to the extension service for help and asked, should I send, should I look around in the root system? Should I send a sample, what should I do? You know, not that I could revive it. I don't mean, but just because I wanted to know. Do you know what I mean? It stumped me. Important. Well, it's so important, and were you punting stump there or was I I'm sorry? Cunning the word stump. You know, Jen, I do that all the time. I say things like dig in. We gotta dig into that. I mean, I am awful. I'm sorry. I love subconscious. It's totally subconscious. I love your plant choice because I tell people over and over to get the Korean maple because it's so much heartier, plus I really like saying pseudo sibo Diana. Yes. Yes. Yes. And now I've completely forgotten where I was going. I'm so sorry. Well, no, but the I said I was trying to figure out, should I have gone to this extension service with something like that?
Sources Claim That Ron DeSantis Ate Pudding With Three Fingers
"New York magazine, Margaret Hartman, headline. Ron DeSantis eating pudding with his fingers will end his 2024 bid. She writes Ron DeSantis has been hit with a fast art with a food related accusation so weird it may end his 2024 presidential bid before it officially starts. The Daily Beast reports that according to two sources, the Florida governor once ate chocolate pudding with three fingers. This article in a New York publication says politicians are human beings who need to consume food and water in order to live just like the rest of us, but they should really consider only taking in sustenance alone in a darkened room. Just to be safe. Chris Christie is forever the governor who berated a guy while clutching an ice cream cone. The only thing most people remember about senator Amy Klobuchar's 2020 presidential bid is that she was accused of eating salad with a comb. I mean, this is a serious argument. That they're making. Ron DeSantis being a messy eater eater is a disqualifier. Now what's fascinating is I know this doesn't surprise you. The elitist of New York magazine doesn't even consider Ron DeSantis military career.
In Israel, TV's dystopian 'Handmaids' is protest fixture
"It's become an ominous fixture of the mass anti government protests roiling Israel, a coil of women in crimson robes and white caps, walking heads bowed and hands clasped. The women are dressed as characters from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and the eponymous TV series. Ahead of one demonstration, the women wrote the train from Tel Aviv to Israel in costume, transforming the cars and the platform into what could have been a scene from the Hulu series. They say they're protesting to ward off what they believe will be a dark future. If the government follows through on his plans to overhaul the judiciary, the founder of one women's rights advocacy
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Food and habitat for brown creepers that love to go navigate its bark. And it's adding nutrients. As it decays, it's adding its returning minerals that were borrowed during the tree's lifetime to the soil so they can be used by other trees, other plants, very important. Person that I met a couple years ago, Nancy Lawson, who writes a column for all animals called the humane gardener, recently wrote a book in entitled the main gardener in which she points out the importance of leaving these welcoming habitats for all these creatures that we should welcome. The insects, many of them are predators and parasites which help control pest in our garden. Right. So if you have if you have a vegetable garden or flower garden, you want to have habitat for these other creatures as well. Right. So that they can help control whatever plant eating insects come to your vegetable or flower garden. Right. Nothing is separate, nothing, nothing. We're all intertwined. Yeah. Well, Jim nerdy, the book is the hidden company that trees keep, as I said, will have a giveaway of a copy of the book with the transcript of this podcast over on a way to garden dot com. And I really, like I said, I compliment you at the beginning that the illustrations are beyond charming and it's just so packed with information. So thank you very much. And thanks for making time today. Thank you so much, Margaret for having me.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"Is a research scientist in the school of integrative biology at the University of Illinois urbana Champaign, and he's the author and illustrator of several previous books, his latest is the hidden company that trees keep, life from tree tops, to root tips, and I'm happy he's joined us to talk about it today. Hi Jim, how are you? I'm fine. Thank you for having me, Margaret. Yes, congratulations on the book, and I should say, we'll have a giveaway of a copy with the transcript of this show over on a way to garden dot com. Now, you don't just know all this and write all this, but you illustrate these two, these books of yours. Yes, I do. Oh my goodness. I find it very soothing and relaxing. And I learned a lot from close from such close observation that's required to in order to draw these creatures. Oh, the illustrations are just, I'm so charmed, you know, just so drawn in. Yeah. Yeah, so and we'll include some with the transcripts of the people can get a taste of your style. You know, it's funny. When I was reading the book and looking at the illustrations, I was thinking of another favorite author, the biologist, prolific author barentine rich, you know, from formerly university of Vermont. Oh, yes. You know, because he illustrates his too. And so I thought, oh my goodness, what talent? So anyway, we're going to talk about these big organisms kind of, I don't know, are they the biggest organisms in our average world over here? These trees? Well, yes. I think the record is held by a redwood tree. Yeah. They can certainly be very large, but they can also be very ancient and very small. Yeah. But in our average world, those of us who are gardeners listening in our backyards. I mean, there are the biggest creatures we see day to day. They're the Giants of the landscape.
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"I'm so glad we're gonna talk about this today. I've been going out and looking all the trees in my yard margaret. Yes no there's trees are one of those. I think often under appreciated plants in the landscape. Yes and again. Like i said in the introduction. You know suddenly there's a lot of like frau's e looking stuff that's going by the perennial layer and the lilac blooms are gone and whatever and i'm looking to the trees and i'm thinking oh this is going to be nice. And some of them came earlier already came and went but the blooms and so forth but anyway maybe we just start with a little. Like we're when i say garden sized trees or we say small trees. We don't mean like you know bonsai crew. Yeah no i i. Once worked for a gentleman who Was always talking about a small tree and he say dogwood everything was dogwood so i asked him what you want really want all over all over the place and then his wife chimp did and she said no no. That's the only tree that he knows. So you know. He's just looking for a tree that gets up to route twenty feet tall to maybe thirty feet and flowers and so. That's that's what he was looking for. It's it's interesting how you know. There's there's so many trees but again Many of them don't get out for the public to see your to to know that they exist right. So maybe we'll start with some. That are happening now or now ish because as they said a bunch of And we can double back to those but in my yard. And i'm north of you in the hudson valley of new york state The friend the native fringe tree cayenne. 'thus in the coosa dogwoods are going on right now So maybe we can start with some of those those on your list of small trees that you recommend yes. They are so they the french trees of great under story plant under story meaning that it will grow underneath an oak tree or tall story of trees touch injuries..
"margaret" Discussed on A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach
"From away garden dot com and robin hood. Radio dot com. This is a way to garden with margaret roach. Your weekly invitation to dig in and grow looking around the garden. Some of springs showoff shrubs and perennials fade. I realized how glad.