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A highlight from The Ministry of Evangelism
"Welcome to the Heart for God podcast. With many years of experience pastoring and helping to start churches, Dr. Jim Townsley has some practical and biblical advice that can be a great help to you and your ministry. On this podcast, Dr. Townsley and other guests with special expertise cover a variety of topics. His goal is to help you lead your church to be a healthy, strong, and balanced ministry, and for your family to be happy, healthy, and living for the Lord. Welcome to the podcast today. I'm glad that you joined us. I have with me here Brother Matt Barber, and he is an evangelist. He's been at our church since Sunday. This is now Wednesday, so he's had several opportunities to speak to us and preach the Word of God. Matt, it's good to have you with us this morning. Good to be here. It's a pleasure. So I want you to just say a little bit about your background, who you are, your family, what God has called you to do, and where you were before. Well, I was raised in a pastor's home. I had great opportunities to hear the gospel. I got saved as a child. When I was 16, the Lord finally got a hold of my heart, and I surrendered to him, and that's when I felt called to preach. I went on to Bible college. I went to Baptist College of Ministry up in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, back in the early days of the college there, and that's where I met my wife. So a lot of good things happened in those days. And then our first ministry was in Woodridge, Illinois, where I went there as an assistant pastor. So that's in the Chicago area? Yep, that's right, southwest suburbs of Chicago. And within six months, I found myself the pastor of the church, and we stayed there for 13 years. And you have family? Yes, sir. Yep. So my wife, Chelsea, and then we have five children, and so the Lord's blessed us richly. And the years at Woodridge were wonderful. We learned a lot. The church grew. It had been through a lot, and we were kind of in a re -establishing, rebuilding phase at the church. And then in 2018 and 2019, I began to feel the Lord stirring my heart towards evangelism, and that's where I felt called originally. And by 2021, the Lord finally gave us the green light, and we stepped out by faith. And so we've been traveling full -time now the last two years. So stepping out by faith is no small exaggeration, because for an evangelist, to get started, people don't know you, they don't know your name. So how does that all come about? How do you end up getting meetings? Well, that's a good question. When I first announced it to our church, they were shocked that we were moving on, but I felt that the church was ready for another hand at the till, so to speak. The church was established, and I guess they thought that I was going out into evangelism by popular demand, and that was not the case. I didn't have anything on the schedule, and I was just trusting the Lord. I expected to be working full -time or part -time as we got meetings lined up, but God and His mercy just allowed the meetings to come in. And they didn't come in all at once, but the Lord stayed ahead of us by three or four weeks or a month or two, and He just filled up our year. We found ourselves traveling two or three weeks a month, plus Sundays and Wednesdays here and there, different places that first year. This second year has been a lot more busy. We spent the whole summer just packed all the way through. We're out west and got to see some beautiful country. But the best thing is we've been seeing God's blessing and seeing God just confirm the step of faith with meetings and with fruit. Dr. Darrell Bock So you're traveling with your family. So you've got a pole -behind trailer, and you've got seven people in that thing. How do you live in that? David Jones Well, you know, the Lord already provided the Ford Excursion. That's right. It's a 2002 Excursion. It's the gas kind, the gas guzzler, but we already had the Excursion, and when the Lord was stirring us up to go, of course, the first question is, can we do this? And the first thought is, no, we can't do this. This is impossible. But then we began to look into it, and we found some pole -behind travel trailer options that would work for our family. In fact, we only found one option big enough that I could actually haul with our truck. And so it's got several slide -outs, and it has a lot of roomy space for the kids to sleep. I say roomy in relative terms, but it works for us. It's tight, but we've been doing fine the last couple of years. Dr. Darrell Bock So you've been a pastor. Now you're traveling as an evangelist. There's got to be a pretty good perspective you have. What is the difference in what are some of the things that people might be interested in, the difference between being a pastor and being on the road as an evangelist? David Jones Well, there's some stark differences, and I guess just going back to the root of it is there are two different gifts in the Bible. We have them listed in Ephesians, Chapter 4. Of course, you have the foundational gifts of the apostles and prophets. Those are no more because the foundation has been laid. But then it goes on to mention evangelists and then pastors and teachers, and I think pastor -teacher is kind of the one idea of pastoring and teaching a flock. So what is the evangelist? Well, if you think about it in the order of events, before you have a church, you have to have gospel preaching so people can be saved so you can have a church, right? So evangelist, an the word evangelist comes from the word evangel or gospel. So an evangelist preaches the gospel, but all of us do that, right? But it's a special gifting that focuses on the gospel. So as an evangelist, I think God gives a special desire, burden, boldness, or even I think also clarity in preaching the gospel so that people can understand. And that's not something to boast of, it's just something that God begins to reveal what your strengths are, what his giftings are. So evangelism is a pioneering gift. Oftentimes evangelists will plant churches, but that's not always the case. My older brother Nathan is a pastor. He planted a church. He would not call himself an evangelist, but he planted a church. So God can use different gifts for different things. I was an evangelist, but I was pastoring for 13 years. But the whole time, I knew I was an evangelist who was trying really hard to be a pastor. It's hard to explain that, but I knew that. But I'm thankful for that background so I could understand the ins and outs of being a pastor and how a church works. But an evangelist is a pioneering gift. You lay the foundation. But an evangelist can also be a restorative gift. I think of Paul. Obviously Paul was an apostle, but if you look at the way he traveled, he was trailblazing. And that's not something just an apostle can do. There were others who did that. In fact, when Paul and Barnabas split up, Barnabas took Mark, and he went off in a different direction doing the same thing that Paul was doing. So there were many who were traveling around in an itinerant way, preaching and laying new foundations through church planting. But then Paul continuously came back and had a desire to circle back and establish and strengthen the churches that he had been a part of. Well, that's itinerant work. I think in America we see a lot of the typical evangelist who travels itinerantly, preaches revival meetings. But that's not unfounded. There's a basis for that in Scripture. I just think the evangelist is more than a revival man. An evangelist can plant churches. An evangelist can go to the mission field. But I think there is a desire in evangelists to not only plant or lay a foundation, but then to be used of God to establish or to even bring an outside perspective that can help a church. And the pastor is there day in, day out. God uses that outside perspective and that special outside gifting to complement the pastor and to help the church grow. Dr. Darrell Bock So what would you say your goal is? As you go from church to church, what is your purpose and goal? What do you feel you want to accomplish by doing that? Dr. Mark Bock Well, a lot of evangelists focus on the word revival, and that's a good word. It's actually more of an Old Testament word, although we see the concept in the New Testament as well. But basically the way I look at it is churches need to thrive and new churches need to be started. My role in that would be to preach the gospel so folks can be saved. But then if I'm going back through established churches, then my goal is to see churches restored, revived to a place where they can grow again. And obviously individuals in that church being, to use another word, quickened. David talked about that. He says, quicken thou me according to thy word. And I think the evangelist can be used of the Lord to have God's power to open eyes, to quicken, to revitalize a church so they can grow. Not that he brings revival with him. Not that he has anything better than the pastor has. But it's a different gifting that complements the work of the pastor. Dr. Darrell Bock So a different train of thought here. From the perspective of a pastor, having an evangelist come into your church, how can a pastor best prepare to have an evangelist come, and how can he take care of him while he is there? Well, I mean, going back to Ephesians 4, they're called the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the church, right? So the pastor, I think people see that clearly, the pastor is a gift to a church. If you have a pastor, you have a gift. God has gifted and blessed your church. But I think sometimes pastors forget that the evangelist is also a gift to the church. And there are many pastors now who aren't having evangelists for various reasons. And I would say they're robbing their church from a gift that God wants to give them. Not because the evangelist is so special, because it's a gift God designed for the health of the church. So knowing, seeing it as a gift that God has established, make room for it, you know, promote it.
Fresh "Matte" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"If I were the UAW, I would move back to attacking production at the actual car assembly plants. If the union picks one key engine plant that company could do a lot of damage. The weather watch this overnight is on the northeast where remnants of stormophilia are dumping lots of rain with the potential for serious flooding later in the morning in the New York metro area. That is a cause for concern in the subways for people with underground apartments, for places with basements and anyone who's traveling in the airports in and out of New York you are going to be facing delays. CBS news Meteorologist David Parkinson. Come next spring California fast food workers could get a significant pay increase. When it takes effect in April fast food workers in California will have the highest guaranteed base salary in the industry, 20 bucks hour. an Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law among fast food workers and labor leaders in Los Angeles. We saw the hour for food use. We saw the inequities in terms of the wages and the treatment and we realize we have responsibility. It's a win for labor unions which have worked to organize the fast food employees to higher get pay and better working conditions. On average fast food workers in the US earn $13 .43 an hour. Matt Piper CBS news. He was memorable in Potter the Harry film series. Actor Michael Gambon has died after about with pneumonia. Michael Gambon was 82. Futures are up 56 points. NASDAQ futures up 33. This is CBS news. If you need to hire you need Indeed because Indeed's all -in -one hiring solution helps you attract, interview and hire candidates all from one place. Visit indeed .com slash credit. WTOP in 203. Good Friday morning. It is September 29th, 2023. We're looking at cloudy skies, isolated showers by daybreak, some patchy drizzle and fog mixing in 55 to 65 below 62 now. Good morning to you. I'm Dean Lane. We thank you for taking us along for your early morning ride. Stopping the
A highlight from Congress Demands Bitcoin ETF NOW! (Gary Gensler Accusations)
"Good morning. It is time to discover crypto. Today is September 27th. It's my late mother's birthday today and it is 11 .31 Eastern Standard Time. How are you doing today? We got Tim and someone else at Andrews, BJ on the ones and twos today. How are y 'all doing? I'm doing fantastic. Great, great morning so far. Excited about this show. Excited to have BJ sitting in our production seat. Looking forward to it. Yeah, BJ. BJ, how was Vegas? BJ just got from Vegas for Magic the Gathering. How was it? I mean, it was epic. It was fun. Were you the one hacking the casinos for $100 million? No, but I do have some very funny footage when we went to the MGM. Okay. We might do something with that later. All right. Did you jump into the lion pit and you rode a lion? I don't want PETA coming after me. All right, guys, make sure you hit the like button if you haven't already. We're going to talk about Gensler's speech in front of Congress, what's going on. We got a couple clips from that as well. We also have a breakdown of his speech. We're going to talk about Bitcoin jumping in price. We're going to talk about CCP. We're going to talk about Binance as well and Ethereum staking as well. All right, let's just get right into it, folks. All right, so we do have, you know, Gary, he's in front of Congress right now. There's a harsh notice to the SEC from a large group of US representatives led by Tom Emmer, approved Bitcoin spot ETFs, immediately. He said, I like to think there was an exclamation point after the end of that as well. Representatives Mike Flood, Tom Emmer, Richie Torres, and Wiley Nickel. What the heck is up with the name Wiley Nickel? That is a cartoon character that's going to shoot you at the saloon, correct? That or it's a superhero's, you know, real name. I would take superhero sidekicks, real name. You know, Batman and his sidekick, Wiley Nickel, because Robin fell down the shaft. But no, yeah, Wiley, we love Wiley, I guess, maybe, I don't know. They sent a letter to Gensler on Tuesday arguing that a regulated spot Bitcoin ETF would increase investor protection. Congress has the duty to ensure that the SEC approves investment products that meet the requirements established by Congress. Here are requirements. Okay, crypto ETF fits that. Yeah, I don't know. I don't know if we can prove that you're not doing your job representatives here, or you're not doing your job, SEC. The court specifically addressed the SEC's disparate treatment of spot Bitcoin ETFs and similar funds based on a regulatory approved futures contracts. Representatives point out this inconsistency saying a spot Bitcoin ETP is no different than a Bitcoin futures ETP. Therefore, the SEC's current stance is untenable going forward. So that was the statement. Okay, then. So what did the SEC say in response? Well, the SEC is delaying a decision on Art21's proposed spot Bitcoin ETF until January 2024. They also postponed the decision on GlobalX's Bitcoin ETF until October. This isn't saying a no, this is just a classic kick the can down the road here. So Cebo BZX had earlier proposed a rule change aiming for approval listing of the Art21's ETF, although they submitted April 25th. It was not published for comment until May 15th. They then designated a longer approval period on June 15th. Well, you fast forward to today, they're expected to approve or reject within 181 days or by November 11th. However, the regular setting is current. Finally, it is allowed to extend the approval deadline by an additional 60 days. So not only do they get to increase the amount of time, hey, guys, we need 180 days. All right, we're on 179 days. Oh, yeah, I need another 60 days. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. As such, they have now postponed until January 10th, 2024. Many asset management firms submitted similar filings for ETFs after BlackRock submitted its own application in mid -June. However, ARK submitted considerably earlier. They can only delay until January of next year where it can delay some of these other ones until March of next year. But then you know what happens on February 28th? Wait, is next year a leap year? February 29th, what's going to happen? Oh, we need another 60 days. So even though you're seeing March 24 is the latest deadline there, I wouldn't be surprised if March 2024 gets increased. If I have a video clip from the SEC hearing chat, they can hear it, right? The audience can hear? Yeah, we can play around or if you send it to me. Okay, well, I have to hit refresh here. This is breaking. I haven't had time to send it to you. This is just getting uploaded within the last hour. This one, Matt will we know? Do we know? Let's try. Let's try.
Fresh update on "matte" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Prevent a partial government shutdown on Sunday Senate has a bipartisan plan with about 80 % it. of senators signing This off grand on plan keeps the government open another 45 days live to fight another day. The House will have a plan tomorrow likely about a month could be as short as a week of a brief continuing just resolution to hit this news button and keep things going but here's the fundamental dynamic. The House Republicans think the Senate plan costs too much money and oh by the way it includes funds for Ukraine which House Republicans don't universally accept. CBS News correspondent Scott McFarland also on Capitol Hill as part of impeachment hearings against President Biden that call Democrats a distraction with no basis. The House Oversight Committee subpoenas the banking records of the president's son and brother criminal defense attorney Joseph Tully. They issued a subpoena along with a letter explaining in detail why they feel that they have legal justification to obtain these so think I they are certainly trying to cover their legal basis for these requests. With a strike against the victory automakers by the United Auto Workers now about two weeks old reporter Matt Bigler tells us some mechanics are starting to worry about the auto parts supply chain. The chain has sort of stopped automotive technology professor Brian Hagopian says UAW workers at a GM distribution center near Reno are now walking the picket lines. He says if the strike goes on much longer drivers may not be able to get their cars repaired. So dealerships will literally be yards of cars that there's no parts for. In Baltimore the arrest of the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a well -known young tech CEO. Investigators are now viewing all open cases since the suspects released last fall trying to determine if any connections to other crimes exist. CBS's Nicole Scanga. It is nearly six years in prison for a former director of an Ohio memory loss clinic accused by dozens of patients of falsely diagnosing them with Alzheimer's disease. investigators say the woman was not trained or licensed to provide any medical care but she claimed to be a doctor and billed to patients for unneeded treatment. Correspondent Jim Cresula her physician husband was sentenced to 41 months after March convictions of conspiracy mail fraud wire fraud and health care fraud. California's Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a new law raising the minimum wage for fast food workers in California to $20 an hour. Gas prices averaging 384 a gallon this is CBS News. If hire you need you need Indeed because Indeed's all -in -one hiring solution helps you attract interview and hire candidates all from one place visit indeed .com slash credit. Here's David and Lisa Stadler of Stadler nurseries. Stadler's free tree planting sale is back now's the perfect time to plant trees for beauty shade and privacy and to take advantage of our popular free tree planting sale. Buy
A highlight from From $7B Nvidia Buyout To Bitcoin Mining W/ Alon Webman
"Welcome back to The Mining Pod. On today's show, we're joined by Chained Reaction. We recorded this interview back in actually early August. I don't think a lot has changed since then, and we had Alon Webman, the CEO and co -founder of Chained Reaction on the podcast. I hope you guys enjoyed today's conversation. Honestly, it came at a good time, as we also know that Bitmain and MicroBT in Canaan are also launching all their new flagship series miners right now, so we sort of have a impromptu ASIC series hardware going on right now. Of course, the last conversation was with Aradyne, now with Chained Reaction. And later this week, we're going to have Matt Kimmel and Charlie Spears on the show to talk about all the new ASICs that are coming out of MicroBT, Bitmain, and Canaan. So look forward to that episode coming up this weekend. If you guys are enjoying the show right now, please give us a five -star review on your podcast platform of choice. That actually helps us out the most. So other miners or people interested in Bitcoin mining can find the show. Also, a little note, we launched a new YouTube channel, Blockspace Media, go check that out, Blockspace Media. The mining pod is listed under there. I'll be putting in other content I make on that website as well. It's a new channel, really help if you guys would go and subscribe, like, comment on anything, helps other miners like yourselves find this information. Lastly, if you're enjoying this, check out our substack. Same thing, it's at the mining pod on substack. You'll get these shows directly to your inbox whenever we publish, and we're going to put out further content in the future as well, such as in -depth reviews on miners, things of that nature. Okay, let's get to the show.
Fresh "Matte" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm Matt Piper. House Republicans begin their impeachment case against President Biden. CBS's tells Linda Kenyon us they heard more than six hours of testimony. Hearing focused on the business dealings of the president's son and whether he to sought leverage Joe Biden's political stature to enrich the Biden family. Legal expert Michael Gerhart cautioned the Republican -led committee. Let me give you an example of what I fear is similar the to current proceedings. Hunter Biden is arrested for speeding in a car owned by his father. And the police go after the father. Adding that's not how the law or impeachment should work. Republicans are standing firm. Democrats are calling the proceedings a political fishing expedition. Linda Kenyon, CBS News, the White House. The White House is telling workers to prepare for a government shutdown this weekend. The Senate is set to pass a stopgap spending bill. But the House plans to consider a different short -term package, one that includes for money border security, says speaker Kevin McCarthy. This is a place where we can get a short -term stopgap if we get something on the border. Philadelphia officials hope tonight will not become night three of dangerous looting. More liquor stores were hit, as was a beauty supply store owned by Claudia Silmes. I just didn't know what to do and when I got here I saw the door broken. I feel like everything just was a waste. Even after what happened, she reopened today saying she needs the money. American soldier Travis King is now in Texas. It's after he was released by North Korea this week after walking into that country over the summer. Deputy press secretary He'll be going through medical screenings, medical evaluations, then he'll be meeting with professionals to assess his emotional and mental health well -being. The Biden administration insists it provided no concessions to the North to secure his release. On the heels of last night's GOP presidential debate, CBS's Robert Costa's learned that some big Republican donors are ramping up efforts to get Virginia Governor Lincoln to enter the race. What is really pushing this is not just dissatisfaction with Trump as the potential nominee, it's a sense that these debates, the first two debates, haven't provided a breakout star. Mortgage rates climbed to 7 .31 percent. That is a 23 -year high. The Dow gained 116 today. Now this. Staples stores provide innovative products and services for business, small remote workers and learners, even teachers and parents. Explore more at your door. 703 here on WTOP. It's Thursday evening, September 28, 2023. Temperatures now in the upper 60s could be down to 58. Mm Good evening. I'm Demetri Sotis with the top local stories were following this hour. Breaking news on WTOP. A Loudoun County reaches jury
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Fresh update on "matte" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from MONEY REIMAGINED: Breaking Down Barriers to Crypto Adoption | Insights from Jan Van Eck and Matt Hougan
"You're listening to Coindesk's Money Reimagined with Michael Casey and Sheila Warren. Hello and welcome to another edition of Money Reimagined. I'm Michael Casey. Listen to us weekly on the Coindesk podcast network or wherever you get your podcasts. We would love to hear from coindesk .com. Subject line Money Reimagined. Sheila is out this week so it's me on my own but what I'm bringing to you are recordings from an interview I did earlier this month with two leaders in fund management, both of whom have significant interests in crypto. One is Jan Van Eck, the CEO of Van Eck funds and the other is Matt Hogan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management. Van Eck and Bitwise have both filed applications with for Bitcoin. The question I wanted to put to you guys, and I'll go to you first, Jan, is I've been covering this space for 10 years now. And I think we all thought there may be some tipping point moment when the world would suddenly embrace this. And certainly there's been some incredible growth, both in terms of prices and activity and development, phenomenal growth. But at the same time, it always feels like, no, it's not yet there. So what is the single most important barrier that you see toward wider adoption of crypto? Sure. Thank you. I really break it down into, are you talking about crypto as an investment, as an asset class that should be in people's portfolios, or as a technology to be adopted? And I use this example of the relational database, which was a big breakthrough in the architecture of databases 50 years ago or more. And it created a lot more productivity, almost like AI is doing with technology today. But who cares? It wasn't investable, right? It was a nice technology, but it wasn't investable. So I'll start with the investable aspect of it. And I think that since 2017, I firmly believe that Bitcoin is a store of value alternative to gold. But I also say it's sort of like an eight -year -old child. It's going through evolution and adoption, even this year, with the ordinals kind of break through for a while and sort of transaction fees being a thing in Bitcoin, right? It's evolving, it's code, it's kind of living. And I think there's a lot of investor types that haven't adopted it yet. And that's what I see kind of going forward in the future, whether it's probably frontier countries adopting it more, maybe even formally through their central banks or something like that. I think that's foreseeable. I don't see the German central bank or the central bank buying it anytime soon, but it's possible. One of my colleagues pointed out, I think you all did a survey of, sorry, this is a long answer, but yeah, Coindesk did a survey, I think, of perceptions globally of crypto and there was a big break between EM and I guess specifically it was energy usage. It being friendlier for energy usage was the majority view in the emerging markets and in the developed markets, it wasn't that, it was the opposite. So anyway, I see Bitcoin as kind of going through cycles and gradually getting more investor adoption, the ETF aside. So let me stop there and give it to my colleague, Matt. Thanks John. I agree. And I like that separation of investment case versus sort of maybe real world utility. I would add on the investment case, I think it's already there. I agree. It's a digital alternative to gold. And so the people who are holding it are using it for its use case. And I think the barrier to mainstream adoption really is the ETF. I know we'll talk about that more later, but I think if you look back at gold, it was the ETF that brought it into the mainstream. There were a few gold funds before the ETF. Van Eck ran one of the longest running, maybe the longest running, a phenomenal fund, but it really wasn't mainstream until we had an ETF. And I think that will be the tipping point. On real world use cases, if you look at like the Ethereum ecosystem, I actually think we surmounted one of the major hurdles over the last two years. I think what stopped the NFT boom and the DeFi boom was actually the rise in transaction costs as much as anything else. I think there was not enough throughput in that ecosystem to allow it to go mainstream. And I think the development of layer twos have allowed it. I think that's necessary, but not sufficient. So there's still additional barriers, there are regulatory barriers, there are design use case barriers, but I actually think that throughput question was the biggest one and we surmounted it. We just haven't seen the fruits of it because of these other steps that we need to take as well. Okay. So there's actually both of those answers, some things I want to dive into a little bit here. The first one is like this idea of it being gold. And I think in a way, I think maybe you can read from it slightly differently because Jan, you're talking, this is what its use case is, but there is still some evolution in a way that Bitcoin needs to go into. What I think is fascinating about that is like, okay, gold isn't going to evolve. It is just gold. It's in the ground, right? But there is this Bitcoin is code, but it's also a community. It's a living, breathing ecosystem of human beings, which makes it sort of unique. And so therefore, like, you know, how it evolves into being recognized for being the status. Is there an educational component to this, for example? Like, is it important that people kind of get in their heads? We can all use the digital gold analogy, but even getting there requires an understanding about why this actually does do that. Well, let me, this is Jan. I am going to pick a fight with you on the gold side because the use of gold as an investment has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. So even if you look at the history of our company, VanEck, the reason we started our first gold fund as a gold mining fund is it was illegal to own gold in 1968. So you see both Bitcoin and gold being affected not just sort of by securities regulation, but much bigger political, debates. even geopolitical But if you go back to before FDR, right, gold was the underpinning of central banks globally with the idea of trying to reduce currency volatility so that there would be more global trade and global wealth. But then they moved to basically away from the gold system. FDR did when he wanted to spend more money during World War II. Anyway, so, you know, gold has been in and out. And now more recently, central banks around the central banks because they don't trust the U .S. to hold their dollars anymore. Okay, so maybe that's a little historical quibble, but I do think that the role changes and I think it will change with Bitcoin going forward as well, just sticking to Bitcoin. It still sounds to me as if that is a discussion about the external factors, right, i .e., regulatory models, whatever, where governments stand. And all of that is maybe what the composition of what gold is and what a secure, uncorrelated investment needs to be is all contingent upon what is actually happening in that geopolitical circle. So in some respects, Matt, it gets back to your point about like, we're still sitting here waiting for the regulators to make a decision about an ETF or whatever. Yeah, I do think we are. I wanna hit one more thing on the gold thing and then I'll get to that because I think it's really important. There is this perception that gold has been the same for 5 ,000 years, completely wrong. Most people's perceptions about gold are untrue. We went off the gold standard in the early 1970s and people didn't know what gold was, right? They were figuring out what its role in the world was. Coincidentally, or maybe not coincidentally, that was the single best decade to be invested in gold. That was a phenomenal time. When stores of value move from uncertainty to established is when they accrue a lot of value. And that's what's happening in Bitcoin. I think there's some direct analogies to gold. I'd also add gold is a lot more volatile than people give it credit for. People think of it as this steady eddy. It has big swings up and down 20, 30 % a year. A store of value doesn't have to be day to day, unvolatile to be useful. It has to hold value or accrue value over long periods of time. And I think people discredit Bitcoin because they misunderstand gold a little bit. Just to add a comment on Bitcoin before we get off of that, gold shares, to your point, like Bitcoin miners fell 90 % from 2011 to their lows in 2016. I mean, you don't get worse than that, right, in terms of volatility. And that's a part of the ecosystem. It's not bullion, but still, I completely agree with you. So I just wanted to add that. I do think also, and I really want to push you, Matt, on this, that we have a global view of regulation of Bitcoin, right, because China has really taken its foot off the brake over the last year. And I think that's, you know, I call it the country the size of the United States. I think that's super important. Yeah, I think that's really important, too. I actually agree. And I think that's been going on for the last decade. It's sort of like a blanket that won't cover the whole world. And when somebody pulls it, then another government's like, oh, maybe we have an opportunity. I think that's what we saw in China with the U .S. being more restrictive, and then Hong Kong saying, well, what if we aggressively banked gold? Maybe there's an economic opportunity there. And I think it's sort of anti -fragile in that sense. Can I just punch down, maybe we're going to move to the technology side, but I just want to punch down on Bitcoin, because I think it, as an investment, is potentially relevant to everyone's portfolios here at this conference. I mean, you may not like, there are investors like Warren Buffett that will never invest in gold and would never invest in Bitcoin. But for a lot of people, the biggest risk out there, I would say, macro risk, is U .S. federal budget deficit. And I don't know of a better hedge than gold or Bitcoin. So maybe that risk doesn't come to fruition in our lifetimes, but it has got to be an alternative that people think of regardless of everything else in crypto. Yeah. Jan and I are going to keep going back and forth. I would add, it doesn't have to come to fruition for gold to be a good, for Bitcoin to be a good investment. It's an insurance against that potentiality. And if you're a wealthy individual, that's one of the biggest risks to your long term wealth and holding that insurance policy regardless of the outlook. Last thing I would add is we've come a long way. The other mistake people make when looking at Bitcoin regulation is like evaluating us today versus a year ago. If you evaluate us today versus 10 years ago, massive progress, even today versus five years ago. Look at the conversation in Congress today around crypto versus where it was two or three years ago. People need to relax a little, take the long view, and they'll probably have a better outlook for their long term investment.
Fresh "Matte" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Jefferson memorials for the month of October. You can see a full video about the event. We have more details. You can see Matt dancing all at WTOP .com. Top stories we're working on for you. WTOP. With government funding set to run out at 1201 a .m. on Sunday, the Senate is working on a bipartisan bill that would keep the government from shutting down. A feisty first hearing today in the House Republicans impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Montgomery County school leaders being urged to release the complete report on a principal who was put on administrative leave. Keep it here for full details in minutes ahead. It's 548. Time for traffic and weather on the 8th and Dave Dildine in the traffic center. Under the district in the 3rd Street tunnel, southbound traffic is backed up. There's a crash at the south end of the tunnel where they often happen near the decision point for southeast the -southwest freeway and south capital street. DC police should be on scene. Volume delays on the other freeways. 395 through southwest and I -295 southbound bowling leaving toward National Harbor, the westbound Whitehurst freeway in Georgetown. Nothing blocking. And on the Capitol Beltway near in the -end interstates and parkways, rush hour congestion persists. It's leveling off over the next hour. For the meantime, minor routine incidents. Nothing blocking on 495 or beyond for any sustained length of time. Shays Connecticut Avenue northbound unfortunately on Connecticut Avenue under the Purple Line cruise. Working right through rush hour today and blocking the left lane near Chevy Chase Lake Drive. In Virginia on 66 westbound, slow traffic through Centerville had a sign come down in a lane beyond the rest area, but I think that's been pushed off the roadway on the 50 eastbound trip toward the Bay Bridge. It's just a bit slow near the Severn River. Delay free at the Chesapeake Bay itself. Let Okta, Karasoft and all of their reseller partners support your agency's year -end IT needs with Karasoft's federally focused 24 -7 assistance. Learn more at countonkarasoft .com. Dave Deldine, WTRP Traffic. 7 News First Alert meteorologist Jordan Evans with us. What do you think? What do you think? you think?
A highlight from Soul Winning 101 - The 5 W's of Evangelism
"All right, hey folks, good evening. This is Daniel Karzewski coming to you live from Washington, D .C. again. Here on tonight's episode, we're gonna talk about soul winning 101, or also known as evangelism 101. And so, first of all, there's five basic questions that you have to answer, and that's the five Ws, the who, what, where, when, why. And what are we doing this for? So, number one, what is evangelism or what is soul winning? It is going out and snatching the souls out of the gates of hell, or out of the pits of hell. But furthermore, what is evangelism specifically? And it comes from the root of the Greek word angel, which also means messenger, or also known as the act of sharing the message of God's word. And that's where we get our commission and our commandment from in Matthew 28. And we're supposed to go forth and share the gospel, which means the good news with everybody, because sinners need to have their sins forgiven, and lost people need to know that they're lost, and they need to know that they can get a savior, and they know that they can get out of their wicked, wretched lives that they're living that's not taking them anywhere, especially not in eternity's sake. And then number two, why do we evangelize? Well, number one, we're commanded by God there in Matthew 28, like I just mentioned, and then also for the glory of God and the good of man, and 2 Peter 2, 9 tells us. Then where are we to go, and where are we to share it? Well, everywhere, near and far, indeed, the whole entire world, just like Acts says in chapter one, verse eight. And then, when are we supposed to do it? Anytime, anytime the Lord leads us and tells us. I think it's almost always that we've got tracks on us, and we're handing them out to everybody that we meet. We don't even know these people, but God knows them, God sees their heart, and God wants to save them. In 2 Timothy 4, verses two, that's where it tells us, anytime. And then who are we supposed to do it with, and who are we supposed to share it with? To everyone, to all, to all people in the whole entire world Mark 16, verse 15 commands us. And then, of course, there we've got some different tools in the toolbox, we've got spiritual warfare, we've got different equipment, different weaponry, and Ephesians 6 that we see putting on the whole armor of God, using prayer as a weapon, as a sword. Then we've got apologetics in 1 Peter 3 .15, be ready to answer every single man. And then we've got different techniques, we've got Jesus's example, we've got different ways to relate and create and convict and reveal to people. Then we've got one -on -one situations, we've got tracks, we've got door -to -door, we have different events and signs, public proclamation that goes out, we've got people that go out and play music and dramas and do skits on the street, in churches, whatever the case may be, there's all different types of ways to do it. And then, what's the biblical method of the gospel presentation? Well, I mean, it's just like, what would Jesus do? Ray Comfort has a great ministry called the Way of the Master, and he goes out every single Saturday, matter of fact, I've been out there with him on occasion and seen him and got to pray with him and got to watch him, and it's really just such a blessing to be able to see that man's ministry the way that he does it, and that's the same way that we're trying to do it. And if you're looking for a good example of a way to evangelize, follow Ray Comfort's way, the Way of the Master, and it's the biblical way, and it's the law in the evangelism, because you've got to get the sinner lost, oftentimes, before they can realize their need for a savior. And that's just like John 4, verses three through 30 tells us, it tells us we need to use the law in the evangelism, as opposed to some type of life enhancement where it's Christianity and getting saved and Jesus Christ on the cross, it's some good luck charm that we wear on our necklace, and that gets us saved, that couldn't be farther from the truth, and so we need to get people out of that thinking, and we need to use the law to convict people that they are sinners and that they are in need of a savior from hell and eternal damnation and hell fire and brimstone and get them to realize that heaven is so much better. I mean, we shouldn't have to scare people into heaven, but it says, just like in Jude, verses 21 through 23, that there are some that are saved by fire and some that are saved by compassion. And God tells us unto the proud man, he's gonna receive judgment and rebuke and reproof and condemnation and judgment. He's gonna receive the word of God because he's not understanding the spiritual things. He can only understand the natural things of man. But then under the humble, he receives grace and mercy, love and kindness, forgiveness, and he's willing and ready to receive, you know? And I've seen people like that on the street before. And then who is to evangelize? Who is qualified? What are the qualifications? Ephesians chapter four, verse 11 through 12, and then we've got the examples in all of scripture, Moses, Gideon, Jeremiah, Peter, James, John, Paul, and the list could go on. We could go on all night listing every single person in the Bible who was somebody that was out there evangelizing and witnessing and using God's word as a message to reach the loss for their generation. And that's what we're called to do. We're called to reach our generation for the loss. However many years that may be, I don't wanna go another day without telling somebody about Jesus. I mean, life is a vapor, and what are you gonna do? You gonna get to 80 and, oh, well now I'm gonna start working. And matter of fact, I've seen that. I've seen a 72 -year -old woman get saved, and she said, wow, I wasted 72 years of my life, and nobody wants to be like that. I sure don't wanna be like that, you know? In the 30s, thinking about, man, okay, well, what should I do for the next 40 years? Should I just waste them and see as much gain as I can get? Well, I mean, Solomon told us that all is vanity. He was chasing after the wind his whole entire life. He strived after every pleasure he could possibly get his hands on. And he said all was vanity. And the end of the preacher is to do God's word, obey his law, be righteous, and worship God and serve man. That's the end of the law. That's the end of God's word for man, is to obey him and worship him and serve others. And that's the 10 commandments. That's the whole entire word of God summed up. It'd be Jesus said it too. He said, love God with all your heart, mind, soul, body, spirit, and love your neighbor as yourself. And if we do those things, we've done all the law and the prophets, praise the Lord. And then finally, evangelism and you. There's different styles of evangelism. Everybody can evangelize in some way, shape, or form. You don't have to talk, but I remind you that Moses and Jeremiah and many other preachers and prophets said, Lord, I can't speak, I'm a small person. I mean, David started out small too and we all start out somewhere, but there's different types of serving. You can just give somebody a bottle of water and a track, whatever the case may be. Anytime we give food to the homeless, we always give them a track with it because you never know. We don't give money unless we're given to specific charity or we're given our time or we're given to a local New Testament church that's gonna gain, gather food and we're gonna go out and serve the food ourselves. And I really don't give to a lot of big charities out there because unless I know that they're extremely reputable and they're serving the Lord Jesus Christ. I mean, I know my friend Matt, he's down in Malawi, South Africa. He's doing the Lord's work there. He takes 12 disciples every three years and disciples them and sends them out as pastors. It's a perfect biblical ministry and I love it and I love supporting him because every time I send them 50 or $100, I know that's gonna feed one of their students for a month or two on end. It's gonna be wonderful. And so there's a great need for evangelists and the urgency of evangelism in today's day and age. And so that is Soul Winning 101 wrapped up. I love y 'all, God bless. Like, comment, subscribe, send us a note. We love you all, take care and God bless. We'll see you next time.
A highlight from Huobi Changes Name to HTX and Almost Immediately Gets Hacked
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 22nd, and today we are talking hacks, hacks, hacks. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, today we start this show talking about Ben Armstrong, better known as BitBoy, who was arrested last night after he won, posted to his YouTube that he was going to confront a former business partner about the Lamborghini that he said was his, two, went to said person's door and rang the doorbell, three, did this with a gun and illegal narcotics in the back of his car, along with another business and affair partner to boot, and then four live streamed himself getting arrested. Just kidding. I'm not going to talk about that ever at all. In fact, I will only say this. The crypto space gets exactly the level of influencers it deserves. So perhaps as we think about where we want to be heading into the next bull market, we might want to choose who we listen to with just a hint more discernment. Now, what we're actually going to be talking about today is the plague of this bear market. Well, outside of Gensler, of course, and that is hacks. A wave of hacks impacted crypto firms starting over the weekend. On Friday, Nansen disclosed a security breach at a third party software vendor. The attacker was able to gain access to admin rights of a Nansen account in charge of facilitating client access to the platform. Nansen claims it, quote, managed to stop the unauthorized access shortly after learning about it and launched an immediate investigation. According to Nansen, wallet funds were unaffected. All affected users had email addresses exposed, while smaller user cohorts had password hashes accessed and wallet addresses revealed. Nansen urged all users to double check emails claiming to be coming from the company and be vigilant for phishing attempts. So that was Friday. Then on Saturday, OpenSea disclosed that one of its third party vendors, quote, experienced a security incident that may have exposed information. They warned that user API keys were compromised. The company noted that the incident was not expected to impact any programs which use an OpenSea API key, but that external parties using exposed keys could experience rate and usage limits. OpenSea plans on shutting down existing keys by next Monday and asked users to rotate their keys. A third exploit was disclosed early on Monday morning. Mixin Network, which is a nominally decentralized wallet service, said it lost $200 million in customer assets during an attack early on Saturday morning. Crypto developer Lawrence Day at Function Zero writes, Also, respectfully, how are you losing $200 million from a cloud breach? So this company Mixin was founded in 2017 and had nearly $400 million in protocol funds across 48 chains. The service allows users to send digital assets assigned to phone numbers and its biggest market appears to be Hong Kong. Now the firm said that it can guarantee the safety of around half of user assets, but that guarantee seems to be in the form of a corporate backstop rather than the product of successful threat mitigation. During a livestream on Monday addressing the attack, Mixin founder Feng Xiaodong said, No matter what your assets are, whether it's Bitcoin or Ethereum, we will ensure that half of it is unaffected. We're trying to find a way to recover the compromised money, but that is very difficult. For the other half of the assets, Mixin is considering offering what they are calling bond tokens for users to claim. The firm would later buy back the tokens, making them similar to other token -based recovery schemes seen in the past during events like the Bitfinex hack. A security firm called Slowmist is involved in the investigation and stated that the incident occurred when a cloud service provider database was attacked. Now if this feels like just the latest in a string of big hacks, that's because it is. In 2022, we had the record of $3 .1 billion in funds lost from hacks. And estimates this year include TRMLab saying that $400 million was stolen in Q1, Immunify saying that $700 million was lost in the first half of the year, and then just in Q3 we've had a 126 multi -chain hack in July, a $61 .7 million market -based protocol exploit of Curve Finance in July, $41 .3 million hacked from Stake .com in September, and another July hack of $37 million at CoinsPaid. So from estimates, it looks like this might be the largest hack of the year, roughly the same size as Euler in March. Still, even though it wasn't the biggest, the most high -profile hack of the weekend was disclosed on Monday as well, and that was from HTX. HTX, formerly known as Huobi, suffered the loss of 5 ,000 ETH worth around $8 million on Sunday evening. Justin Sun claimed in a Twitter thread that, quote, HTX has fully covered the losses incurred from the attack and has successfully resolved all related issues. Sun added that, quote, all user assets are SAFU and the platform is operating completely normally. Now, in addition to disclosing the loss, Sun downplayed the impact of the attack, stating that, quote, $8 million represents a relatively small sum in comparison to the $3 billion worth of assets held by our users. It also amounts to just two weeks of revenue for the HTX platform. Sun disclosed the wallet address of the hacker and added, We are willing to offer 5 % of the stolen amount, $400 ,000 USD, as a white hat reward to encourage the hacker to return the stolen funds. If the hacker returns the funds, we will also hire them as a security white hat advisor for HTX. However, they said, if the funds are not returned within seven days, we will transfer the information to law enforcement authorities for further action and to prosecute the hacker. In an on -chain message to the hacker, HTX claimed to have discovered their, quote, true identity. Now, according to Arkham Analytics, the attack affected an HTX hot wallet, which was created in March. Since then, the wallet has received $500 million in deposits from Binance, and on -chain analysts confirmed that funds have now been migrated to a new wallet. Now, there were a lot of comments relating to the name change of this exchange. Crypto Kaleo writes, Huobi changes its name to HTX and gets hacked for $8 million in the first month? Coincidence or tempting fate? Lawrence Day again said, I'm sorry, but renaming Huobi to HTX and then immediately losing millions of dollars is so effing funny that I might have a stroke. Even Binance's CZ said, A week after you rename your exchange after FTX... Jokes aside, our security team will help in tracking hacker funds in all cases where we can. Now, in addition to just the jokes about the HTX name, there are lots of questions floating around about Huobi solvency. To get a sense of some of those theories, go check out Adam Cochran's account. It's a little bit out of the scope of this particular episode, but it's obviously something that we're watching closely. Now it's unclear at this stage whether these attacks had any sort of links, but the small amount of detail available does show some common features. The first three hacks all blamed a third party service provider. While the provider was not named, Nansen did urge them to disclose the security breach. These attacks come just weeks after crypto custody firm Fortress Trust suffered a $15 million attack, which was also related to a security failure at a third party cloud provider called Retool. In that attack, an employee at the software provider was the victim of a phishing attack. The attacker used an AI -synthesized voice clone of an IT support worker to replicate the employee's credentials to access Retool's systems. In their write -up of that attack, Retool said that 27 customer accounts were compromised. All 27 were crypto companies. So the method of attack here, which uses a combination of social engineering and a bypassing of security measures, also bears a striking resemblance to the write -ups of the recent cyber attack on MGM and Caesars casinos. The casino's systems were hacked two weeks ago with customer and corporate data compromised. Postmortems of the attack claimed that hackers used a voice replication of IT workers to gain access. Identity management firm Okta confirmed that the casinos had been using their systems to credential employees. In an August blog post, Okta said that their customers were seeing, quote, consistent pattern of social engineering attacks against their IT service desk personnel, in which the caller's strategy was to convince service desk personnel to reset all multi -factor authentication factors enrolled by highly privileged users. The casino attacks were attributed to a threat actor known as Scattered Spider using malicious software developed by Alfie or Black Cat. Now if these attacks are all part of the same cybercrime spree, it could speak to a group of hackers going after high -value targets like crypto firms. The vulnerability seems hard to address as it involves security training for employees at third -party software providers. And one of the implications is, if these kind of attacks become a systemic threat to the industry, it could mean more crypto firms need to bring sensitive software in -house. That higher barrier to secure operations could make it more difficult for smaller startups to compete in the industry. Now of course for any of you who are listening to the AI breakdown, you'll also recognize that this is not going to be a problem that's unique to the crypto industry. The casino attacks speak to that as well, but the reality is that voice cloning technology is incredibly advanced and just getting more so all the time. Individuals and companies are going to need to develop entirely different modes of operation that recognize the fact that you simply can't trust a voice on the other line of a call anymore. Now when it comes to the impact of these hacks on the industry outside of just the ramifications for the people who lost money themselves, it's hard exactly to know what the real impact is. On the one hand, it certainly lends to a perception of immaturity overall, but at the same time, when it comes to the geopolitics and regulation of crypto, the hacks that are most important to keep an eye on are those that have some sort of geostrategic ramifications, particularly those emanating from the Lazarus Group in North Korea. Still, being this deep into a bear market and trying to match all -time records for hacks is not necessarily the place we want to be overall. The one other story that I wanted to cover on today's show is a bit of a dust -up around the Celsius restructuring. In short, the Celsius bankruptcy could be coming to a close after creditors have voted in favor of the current recovery plan. 98 % of creditors gave the thumbs up to a plan which would see the sale of assets to crypto consortium Fahrenheit Holdings. The acquiring group includes Errington Capital and miner US Bitcoin Corp. Fahrenheit plans to retain and operate mining equipment owned by Celsius under a new corporate structure. The new company also plans to stake Ethereum and monetize other Celsius assets. Some large creditors will receive equity in this new company. And in addition, another $2 billion in liquid crypto will be distributed to creditors. Overall, the plan is projected to provide a 76 -85 % recovery. Now one remaining snag in the plan is an objection from the SEC. The regulator filed its objection last Friday to express concerns with Coinbase's involvement in the process. Celsius receivers plan to use Coinbase as an intermediary to distribute crypto to creditors. The SEC claimed the agreement could require Coinbase to The SEC filing claimed that However, this court should not be asked to approve a deal where their material terms are missing or inconsistent. The regulator also appears concerned about an additional agreement with Coinbase, which Celsius have attempted to file under seal and have not yet disclosed. Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal hit back at the SEC's objection in a Twitter post stating, Now, Wayne Vaughn had a very simple explanation, saying, And of course, this isn't the first time we've seen the SEC stand in the way of a bankruptcy distribution agreed to by creditors. In March, the SEC objected to Voyager using Binance US to distribute crypto to its creditors, which was of course months before the regulator had filed its lawsuit against Binance but still based their objections on claims that the exchange was an unregistered securities brokerage. A very unimpressed judge in the Voyager case called it This time around, of course, the SEC at least does have an ongoing lawsuit that they can point to regarding Coinbase's brokerage services, but the objection does still seem odd given that the regulator didn't seek an injunction to prevent Coinbase from operating as normal in the interim. The Celsius case will return to court next Thursday to hear the SEC's argument and see if the judge is inclined to allow the plan to go ahead. Now one interesting line of discussion are the implications for the spot ETF applications that are outstanding. Adam Cochrane writes, Now, speaking of ETFs, Bitwise filed an amendment to its spot Bitcoin ETF application on Monday, adding 40 pages of research on Bitcoin market structure. The research aimed to preempt arguments from the SEC, which could be used to reject the current batch of ETF applications. Bitwise claimed to show that Bitcoin futures are the primary market for price discovery with spot prices following futures. According to Bitwise, this would mean that the well -regulated CME futures market should be the primary consideration when looking for evidence of market manipulation. They argued that this trading venue should count as a regulated market of significant size for market surveillance purposes. As part of their argument, Bitwise also cited a previous study from 2019, which suggested that Bitcoin's spot market mainly consisted of fake volume, making the relative size of the regulated futures market much larger in comparison. Regarding the price impact of futures, Bitwise found in 2021 that futures markets accounted for between 52 .97 % and 68 .03 % of Bitcoin's price discovery. Now this isn't the first time Bitwise have dropped large amounts of Bitcoin research on the SEC to dispute their claims. They have produced at least two 100 -page -plus reports in support of previous Bitcoin ETF applications. Bitwise Chief Investment Officer Matt Hogan explained his firm's strategy in a Twitter thread stating, That's the happy case. The question is, what happens if the SEC appeals the court decision? In short, we return to the status quo. We're back to needing to prove that the CME Bitcoin futures market leads price discovery over the spot market such that it can serve as a regulated market of significant size for the purpose of surveillance. Unfortunately, existing filings do not include substantively new arguments or research addressing this question head on. Until now, today's amendment aims to address point by point each of the major objections the SEC has raised in prior disapprovals for spot Bitcoin ETFs. In particular, we try to clear up the significant confusion around the growing body of academic literature on price discovery in the Bitcoin market and demonstrate that every well -designed academic study supports the finding that the CME is significant. So friends, there you have it, a little bit of hacks, a little bit of the SEC objecting to something that seems reasonable from the outside. In other words, a quintessential 2023 crypto day. Appreciate you guys listening, as always. And until next time. Peace.
A highlight from Down with the (Burger) King with Michael Seifert and Russ Vought
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Hey everybody, today on The Charlie Kirk Show, Michael Seifert from Public Square joins us. Make sure you download the Public Square app, PublicSQ .com, that is PublicSQ .com. You have to email me, as always, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. I really enjoy hearing from you. That is Freedom at CharlieKirk .com, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. Russ Vogt joins us as we talk 9 -30 strategy. I ask, what is a woman to a group of college women, and they do not know the answer. And Bob Menendez, I got a lot of respect for this guy. No, I'm half kidding. Not really. You'll know what I mean if you listen to the end of the episode. It's far from respect, but the guy's got game. And I bet he could win re -election in New Jersey. Email us, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. That is Charlie Kirk Show podcast. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at TPUSA .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Joining us now is Russ Vogt, president of the Center for Renewing America. It is September 26th. The shutdown is looming on September 30th. Russ, thank you for joining us. We've had a lot of congressmen on the program, some great guys, Congressman Dan Bishop, Matt Gaetz, we've had Chip Roy. But I'll be honest, it is a Chinese fire drill. It is disorganized. You have people on every single side. I was on the phone this morning. No one knows what the heck is going on. So Russ, what are you hearing? What can we expect coming to September 30th? Do you think the government's going to shut down? I do think it's going to shut down. I think that's where we are. And I think it's good because this is the last leverage point we have against the Biden administration. And you're right, Charlie, in the sense that when you have kind of an intentional strategy on the part of leadership to force this into a corner, it's going to leave something to be desired on the execution front. But here's the good news. I think the House conservatives are increasingly united in forcing a conversation about moving forward on bill by bill and really focusing on the woke and weaponized restrictions that need to be put in place to put a vice grip around the Biden administration's activities against the American people. I think you're going to see those kinds of debates this week, and it's going to move to a good place in terms of the theatrics of the last several weeks. I want to make sure that we calm down the alarmism. So I received a couple emails this weekend. Charlie, I can't believe you want a government shutdown. I need my Social Security checks. Russ, let's tell the truth about this. Social Security still goes out. Medicare still goes out. Essential government services, which I find hilarious because if they're not essential, why do they have jobs? They should all be fired. This is a partial, very partial, let's just call it a fractional government pause because it's not actually a shutdown because they all get back pay. It's basically the secret that no one wants to say is that a lot of government workers are hoping for this because they basically get a vacation. Russ, tell us what really happens because this is important. You've got the parameters of this. Two -thirds of the federal government is on autopilot. Not a good situation, but the reality of where we are. So a third of the federal government is subject to what we call the annual appropriations process. But if you're on Social Security, there's nothing to worry about. You're going to get your check, and you're going to get your check on time. Medicare, the Department of Defense is going to continue to be out there defending our country. All of the people that are in the business of securing this country are going to be similarly at their posts. What this does is this says for those of you who are working on the Biden climate regulations at the EPA or the Department of Interior, sorry, you're going to have to go home. You're not going to be able to be at your desk and working. So this is not something – there are tried and true ways, and I've managed this for President Trump, to make this painless as possible consistent with the law. We thankfully blazed a pretty good trail on that, that they're going to have a hard time playing politics with this. We'll be holding them accountable. But in terms of the – this is not a situation where you're going to go off a cliff, and somehow you're not going to get your government benefits. It's just not the case. Okay, so let's get into this here. What then is the ask? Because the way I look at it, the way the stars have aligned, the universe, all of a sudden – I'm not happy about this, but it just so happens the border has never been as bad as it is right now. And that's like intersecting right with this funding fight over border security. Russ, if Republicans can't get this done, when there's 8 ,500 people illegally entering an eagle pass alone, I mean, it's not as if this is something that happened six months ago. This is actively occurring. Then Republicans are completely worthless. Russ, so what is the ask, and strategically, what is your advice for how they actually get it done? So my view is that they have had a wonderful banner, a messaging parameter called no security, no funding, that allows them to be able to go at this seminal threat that we're seeing along the border, and to make that a very, very important issue. I also think it allows them to deal with the weaponization at the Department of Justice. I don't think that we can leave this leverage point without doing something against the regime that is trying to steal the next election, and at the same time going against half the country and considering them enemies of the state. So I think there's a lot of things that can be done, but if we don't get to the end of this process and have dealt with those two issues, and then spend a lot of time trying to defund the offices doing the bad activities, I'll consider it a failure. So the goal needs to be then not paperwork processors on the border, but actual border security. That's a major difference. But also, I think that the pressure needs to be that Joe Biden needs to start deporting these people. He's hosting them and just releasing them into the interior of the United States. Exactly. And there's a specific rider that needs to be put in place, and Stephen Miller has been calling for this some time, as well as Chip Roy. It needs to be illegal in the sense that you can't spend the money to be able to release someone into the border. That's the kind of thing that it's not just about changing laws that they ignore. It's about saying that a bureaucrat is going to be facing criminal charges in violation of the Anti -Deficiency Act if they ignore the appropriations law that's saying that they can't do that. And as a result, that will change a lot of the policies that we've been asking for. So we're looming towards this lockdown. Re -emphasize what you're saying about leadership. How has leadership basically set the table for failure? Build that out for us. Sure. The year started with much promise. For the first time, House Republicans were governing with conservatives in their caucus, and they were achieving things that no one thought was possible to pass $5 trillion in potential cuts. At the debt limit deal, Kevin McCarthy walked away from House conservatives and went essentially into coalition with House Democrats. At the time, he used it as an excuse. He said, we'll do all this through the appropriations process. That was an excuse, because they then didn't move any of the appropriations bills themselves. It's not like these bills are passed out of the House and sitting in the Senate. Instead, they've had a pileup in which we are now up against a deadline, and they're asking for more time. But the problem is that McCarthy has never governed from the standpoint of we're going to use leverage points to save the country. Instead, he puts a cartel view on it, which is we're going to try to minimize what is necessary to get past this leverage point, because otherwise it will have political risk. I think you and I agree, we're not going to save the country without managing political risk, and we can do that. We have done that previously in shutdowns, and the country will reward Republicans when they fight over these leverage points. That's what we're asking right now, and I think conservatives are insisting on it, and so far, he's having to go in their direction. Yeah, and I think we need to reject the framing of shutdown, which, by the way, ideologically, all I'm on board for. Maybe a pause? I mean, how else can we message this? Because, Russ, here's what's going to happen, right? So we are barreling towards not getting a deal done on Saturday, right? And honestly, I hope a deal doesn't get done in the sense of enough, draw a line in the sand, show your voters you're fighting. It's better for no deal than a bad deal. I think you would agree with that, right, Russ? It's better for no deal at all than a bad deal. And so September 30th happens, and again, your Social Security checks still go out, Medicare still goes out, military still do. You have the DEI, you know, lesbian bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Security or whatever that might not, you know, be going to work for a couple days. Honestly, good thing. So, but Russ, let's just kind of think about this. How could we better message it? Because the media, Sunday morning, I face the nation, CBS, all that full court press, Republicans shut down the government once midnight hits on Saturday night. So how do we get ahead of this and preemptively message it, not just be on our heels and play defense? Yeah, I mean, I think the reality is, to go back to the facts, what is occurring here is a lapse in funding. It is a lapse in funding. The government is not shutting down. The Department of Defense is still up and running. That would be the case if it actually shut down. Those people would not be at their post. What is happening? Funding is lapsed. Funding will come back on when Congress reaches a deal. And I think if we can communicate facts in that vein, we will help our case and explain to the American people what's actually going on. But here's the thing that I would say. These leverage points in which there is confrontation, there is political risk, are incredibly important because the only chance that we get to get the country's attention. It's when people who are not listening to politics are listening to their Christian music station or whatever they're listening to. And all of a sudden they have the news update that's saying, OK, there's a government lapse. What are the terms that are being discussed? Oh, the weaponization of the Department of Justice. That's what we want. And that is a feature, not a bug, of our politicians here in the cartel of Washington, D .C. Russ, you're doing a wonderful job. Center for Renewing America. We're going to have you back on. September 30th is the big day. I think we're going to swing and miss. But honestly, I'd rather have us strike out with no deal than one that betrays our voters. Russ, thank you so much. You bet. Thanks, Charlie.
A highlight from The No Interruptions Podcast - Remote Vs. In Office Work
"Introducing Carvana Value Tracker, where you can track your car's value over time and learn what's driving it. It might make you excited. Whoa, didn't know my car was valued this high. It might make you nervous. Uh oh, market's flooded. My car's value just dipped 2 .3%. It might make you optimistic. Our low mileage is paying off. Our value's up. And it might make you realistic. Mmm, car prices haven't gone up in a couple weeks. Maybe it's time to sell. But it will definitely make you an expert on your car's value. Carvana Value Tracker. Visit Carvana .com to start tracking your car's value today. This week's No Interruptions podcast on The Mike Gallagher Show has to do with working from home or working in the office. You know, COVID upended everything. COVID has sort of changed the rules. And there are a lot of businesses, it is expected, that will never see people back in the office again. So I wanted to bring two smart people into this conversation. Brett Garrett is an entrepreneur, small business strategist. He started his first business at the age of 24. He founded Serious Plumbing and Air Conditioning. Has had tremendous success. And he has certainly experienced every aspect of the small business cycle. And I think small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. And he believes that working in person is most beneficial for small businesses as far as productivity, being on a team, not being in solitude. A lot of good arguments on that end of the spectrum. On the other side is Matt Lamb, Matt's associate editor of The College Fix, which is a nonprofit organization run by veteran journalists to help journalists who are just starting out. And boy, do we need a lot of help in that regard. And so you need smart people like Mark. He started out working at Students for Life of America, Students for Life Action, and Turning Point USA. He believes it's actually more beneficial to work remotely with a few caveats. So let me start, guys, with, first of all, generationally. It seems to me that those of us who've been around the block a few times, who are older, maybe more work experienced, probably like the idea of the way things used to be, and that is working from home. Based on your biographies, if I can get personal with you, Matt, how old a guy are you? I'm 29 years old. You're 29. Brent, are you a little older than 29? Just a touch, Mike. I'm 58. There you go. And I wonder, let's start there. Brent, I want to start with you. Is it possible that those of us who are of a certain age, we're kind of used to the way things used to be. Young bucks like Matt come along and they say, hey, there's a better way. Could this just be a generational difference in terms of the belief that working from home is a good idea? It's a great place to start, Mike, and I agree. The baby boomers, I'm actually right on the edge. I'm a den exer. But we grew up with manufacturing mentality. Our parents worked at the factory. They were manufacturers. They built things. They made things. So there are certainly certain lines of work that the origin is that we all work together to produce something and make something better together. So the answer is that one plus one really does equal three on an assembly line when we can all work together. So it is certainly safe to say that those of the past or people who are a little further down the road, we'll put it that way, in their working careers probably do it from that perspective. No doubt.
A highlight from Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton on opposing the shutdown
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, another gold bump in honor of Senator Goldbars Menendez. I'm joined by Representative French Hill from Arkansas. Representative Hill is one of the smart guys because he's on the Intel Committee. That's handpicked and the Republicans are always serious about that. He's also on foreign affairs and financial services. Our old friend John Campbell used to serve on financial services. That's one of the smart committees. So Representative Hill, welcome back. Good to have you. But you are a Vanderbilt grad, so we're not going to talk about football. Seriously, you lost to Wake Forest and the University of Las Vegas. Does that, how does that go down with the Commodore Nation? Well, it's we're always waiting for golf season. Congressman, the House is going to come up with a solution or the government's going to shut down. What's it going to be? Look, Hugh, if we want to be strong, if we want to lock in the wins that we got in the debt ceiling negotiation, when we put forward a plan that actually cut spending year over year, change the regulatory focus, encourage more people back into the workforce, we need to pass these 11 remaining appropriations bills. And that was not gotten to over the summer, even though now think about this, Hugh, even though each of those bills is written at a spending level below the debt ceiling deal and each one locks in conservative policies. It's really so frustrating to me that those have been delayed from coming to the House floor, including twice over the last week by a handful of members when they're missing this big picture. Lock in the wins, cut spending, reduce regulations, get more people back in the workforce, get the spotlight back on Joe Biden's failures and off of the House. Congressman Hill, I don't expect you to speak ill of a colleague, but I can. Congressman Gates wants to be governor of Florida. Congressman Maryland native Matt Rosendale wants to be senator from Montana. Ralph Norman, Congressman Ralph Norman wants to be senator from South Carolina. Going to run against Lindsey Graham. And Congressman Dan Bishop wants to be the attorney general of North Carolina. So I understand self -interest. Those guys have no interest in governing. But do they really want to bring down the Republican majority? Because they're going to get crushed if they do this. Right. But by this kind of of tactic, you're going to end up with a Biden Schumer clean debt ceiling deal and with spending levels, certainly at the Biden McCarthy level, but weaker policy, weaker policies. Because in order to be the strongest negotiator, get the most conservative win, we need to pass the appropriations bills. That's why McCarthy's plan this week of trying to get the rest of the bills across the floor, at least 70 percent of discretionary spending, plus plus a four week short term stopgap spending measure measure that cut spending, repeat cut spending for that one month and put border in the spotlight by putting H .R. two on. There is no conservative that should vote no on that. And this is just arguing against ourselves. It's a huge mistake. Now, Congressman Hill, I call him now St. Kevin. I've known the speaker for a long time, and now I'm going to have him nominated to be considered for sainthood because that is a difficult caucus to deal with. When you've got four members who are leading the Nuckelhead caucus and my buddy Ken Buck wants a CNN contract, there really isn't any appeal to their self -interest. How do you move them? I mean, are you going to have to use Democrat votes? And can and can Speaker McCarthy remain speaker if he uses Democrat votes? Well, I think that's what we have to try every single day to put a bill on the floor and find out that, as you say, this small group is the tyranny of the tiny, as I describe it, is violating the majority of the majority because they're going to hurt the conservative cause. They'll cause us to lose the House. And that's certainly not in the interest of the conservative cause when we're on the cusp, potentially of beating Biden in the presidential election and winning the Senate back. It's ridiculous. You know, if former President Trump gets reelected and the House switches to Democrats, they will impeach him in the first week. Do these allegedly Trump supporting congressmen. And it's Norman. It's Maryland native Matt Rosendale is running for Senate in Montana. It's Ralph Norman and it's Matt. Have they heard from the former president that he wants to be impeached again because they sure are acting like they want him impeached again? Well, look, they don't even they spend what he says now. President Trump last week said use the power of the purse to get control of Joe Biden's two trillion dollars of extra spending. I agree. That's what the debt ceiling does. And that's what these spending bills do. And that's why we have to get them across the House floor. He did not say he Trump did not say shut the government down and act like knuckleheads. He said, use the power of the purse to get the most conservative deal. Get this country back on track. I agree. That's what we could do if we had those four people assist us get these bills across the floor this week. Well, I just their their incentives are to get ink. And I mean, their incentives are not the incentives to govern. And I don't know how hot it gets in the caucus. Can you tell us that our members of the caucus about had it with these guys? There's nothing you can do because they're running for statewide office. But if they had it and expressed it. Well, I think they have had it and expressed it in blunt terms, including calling them out that if you vote against the rule on the House floor, you're working with the minority party. You're working with Democrats when you do that. That is not acting as a member of the majority. And I think you're seeing the country respond to look at Moody's comments yesterday, look at the VIX up to day three percent. Look at the 10 year Treasury rate up over four point five percent. This is going in the wrong direction when we should be taking a win right now of cutting spending 24 over 23, getting better rules and regulations in place, countering Joe Biden's bad policies. And as I say, encouraging more people back to work through our welfare reforms. These are classic conservative Republican wins. And we're squandering the opportunity. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is kind of a Republican specialty in the House. So let's let's focus on that for a moment. When do you get a test vote today or tomorrow on whether or not the four will move or they will stay for? They've got more than four right now, but you've got serious people like Chip Roy are not playing these games. Will the Freedom Caucus bring whatever persuasive influence they have to bear on them? Well, we're going to bring a rule. The rules committee met Friday and all day Saturday, so we'll be bringing a rule up either tonight or early in the morning. That will be the first test case to see if we can move these spending bills, which includes state and foreign operations spending, which is at one point seven billion below twenty nineteen levels.
Monitor Show 12:00 09-22-2023 12:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand. You get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. I tell you, there are leagues of investors out there. There's companies out there. Yeah, for sure. Yeah. I mean, I think this is going to flame out very, very shortly. I think of racquetball back in the 80s. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Markets with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller. We got a lot of green on the screen here, but the volume is light. We constantly underestimate the strength of the U .S. consumer. This is a market that's much more optimistic or bullish than maybe the central bankers are. Breaking market news and insight from Bloomberg experts. There's still some concern out there in the market that there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating. As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition. The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the U .S. This is Bloomberg Markets with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Radio. All right, coming up in this hour, we're going to check in with Matt Hendrickson. He's the senior equity analyst covering medical technology at Bloomberg Intelligence. We're going to talk about a company, Boston Scientific. They recently had their investor day and they got a lot of new products coming out, so we'll get the latest there. Plus, it looks like Microsoft is actually going to be able to buy this Activision thing. They're getting some love from the U .K. regulators. We'll check in with Jennifer Rhee. She's a senior antitrust analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. Then we're going to talk about drones and the use in the military because it is certainly front page news there, especially in Ukraine. Pretty extensive use of drones. All right, let's kick this whole thing off with Charlie Peller.
Why the House Can't Pass a Defense Bill With Rep. Bryan Steil
"Brian Stile is from Wisconsin's first congressional district. He chairs the House administration committee. Good morning, Representative. Good to have you on. Good morning. Thanks for having me. Well, I've tried with Mike Gallagher. I've tried with Juan Siscamani, and they're both being diplomatic about the knucklehead caucus within the GOP caucus. Five members refuse to vote for the defense appropriations rule. They are Dan Bishop, Ralph Norman, Matt Rosendale, Andy Biggs, and my old friend Ken Buck. I can't figure it out, except that I've read that Ken's gonna take a contract with CNN. So maybe he thinks this adds a couple of zeros to his number. What is wrong with these people, the defense appropriations rule? Well, at the end of the day, it looks like we're going to be able to get that across the line today. So maybe Republicans in the House of Representatives are a little bit like the United States and World War Two, we're gonna have to try all alternatives until we finally come to the table and assist. It sounds like we're going to be able to get this bill across the line today. That's a really positive thing for our Defense Department, but also our country. Hopefully, we're successful in that this afternoon. Roy, I can't believe Matt Rosendale is anti -military. Dan Bishop wants to be the Attorney General of North Carolina. I don't know what's going on with Andy Biggs, but do they understand what it means not to fund the DOD? In making sure we get these priorities right in the Department of Defense bill is absolutely essential. We're having a broader conversation about spending and what those levels need to be. I think that's appropriate in some sense, but we got to make sure that we're moving the appropriations forward. process And the Republican -drafted Department of Defense bill is an amazing step forward to make sure we're protecting the United States of America, funding the United States military, and putting forward conservative policies while doing that. And so hopefully later today, this does pass.
Monitor Show 12:00 09-19-2023 12:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Buy that? Yeah, maybe they planted trees. Yeah, okay. And then they flew here. S &P 500 off six -tenths of one percent, NASDAQ off seven -tenths of one percent, 10 -year treasury 4 .33 percent. This is Bloomberg. There's no concern out there in the market that there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating. As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition. The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the U .S. This is Bloomberg Markets with Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller on Bloomberg Radio. All right, coming up in this hour, we are waiting for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to speak at the United Nations. When he does, we will bring that to you live. We're also going to check in with Siobhan Sutton, senior investment director, sustainable impact investing research at Cambridge Associates. Talk all about that, the climate, because it is climate week. It is climate week. So we're down with that. And the Instacart IPO, eventually it's going to get priced. We're going to check in with Mandeep Singh. He's a technology analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. Get his thoughts on this company as he compares it to some of its peers as we wait for the trading of that one. But right now, let's kick this hour off with Charlie.
A highlight from 0331: Making Lucid with Eric Manahan
"What's up everybody, welcome to another episode of Game Dev Unchained, the number one game development podcast about game development and the lifestyle thereof. I am your host Brandon Pham and with me a special guest, Eric Manahan. Oh, look, did I do it? Perfect. Yeah. All right, man. So this part of the podcast where I let our guests, which is yourself, to introduce yourself to our listeners and viewers out there of where you are, where you're heading, where you've been in the past, you know, all that good stuff. Just a little synopsis. Okay. I can do that. I think you can do that. As you said, I'm Eric Manahan. I am essentially, I'm the Matt Black Studio. I'm making a game called Lucid. It's a love letter to my childhood gaming experiences. Like those, I don't know, like the SNES era, like 32 -bit era kind of platforming Metroidvania. I've been affectionately calling it the world's first celestoidvania because of the heavy Celeste influence. But yeah, I've been doing game dev as a hobby for, I don't know, for like 10 years. I used to be an architect and I was doing it then as like a hobby and architecture sucks the soul out of every living thing in a 10 -mile radius. So I was really not enjoying it. And yeah, my little side project, my little bedroom project, Lucid started picking up some steam with support from my fiance. She was just like, go for it. She helped me pull the trigger. And a few years later, we're talking to you, Brandon. Geez. All right. What a journey. Believe it or not, you're like kind of my second architect -turned -developer. Get out of here. It was a good friend back at Turtle Rock, but his entry was back in Valve and Half -Life where they were very open to other disciplines coming in, one of the first, right, 20 years ago. And he ended up working on Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2. But yeah, I mean, that's actually an amazing journey. So that understanding you went through the schooling, college route, dedicated a good portion of your adult life to architecture. So when exactly did you feel, is it just like the industry started like, hey, this is not exactly how I felt it would be? Pretty much. Yeah, man. Yeah, I went to school for the five -year program. For anyone that cares architecture, you either have to do like four -year, then go back and take a test or you go to a five -year program, you don't have to take some tests. So I did that. And the schooling portion was awesome. I love the concepts, the design, it teaches you how to like think about traversing through spaces and color and shape, all that fun stuff. And that was awesome. I really loved that. Then you enter the workforce and then it changes because then you have to deal with like clientele. And I happened to stumble into a high -end residential in New York City. And there is a very specific kind of person that you deal with a lot. And it was just kind of oil and water. My personality just really didn't buy it. And I just always felt wrong and out of place. I met some like really cool people, like coworkers, but for the vast majority of my experience it was pretty, pretty miserable. So yeah, I fell out of love and I tried to, I was like, I'm going to, I'm going to like this and I tried to for the longest time and it just never worked. How many years did you? About 10 plus -ish, like give or take with like interns and stuff. That is a sentence. I can totally relate to that. I mean, longtime listeners know kind of my story, but as a background, I always felt it doesn't matter what industry. I think as a creative, I think back my college years were the most fun in terms of the purity of it. It's like the art, you know, just making a game. But going into the industry, it's like you said, you know, the, the political side of things and it became less as you climb the ladder, it become less and less about the art. It becomes managing a lot of people, right. Dealing with a lot of people. And the funny thing is, yeah. And, but like we found like really lifelong friends as well, right. The guys in the trenches are good, but like, yeah, anything outside of that was, was very deterring for, of our creative output. So it was a very similar journey. And a lot of people, I think in AAA have the same exact feeling. I, a lot of what you see in, in games is that a return to more indie, more side projects, hustles, smaller teams, you know, just. Yeah. It's like less, a little more like honed in creative vision, a team of, I've been doing my very best to work with people I, a like are super talented and I respect and, but on the secondary, secondary, but first just get along with and can like hold a conversation and just enjoy being around. That was a big, big priority to the little team that I've been developing behind the scenes. All right. Let's get into the, the heart of it, man. We're talking about, you know, the passion project. So when exactly did you start tinkering? I mean, similar, you know, I'm guessing with architecting, well, different, completely different tool sets, right. But like, really, are you guys using the same Maya Mac? I thought you had like your own, like it was AutoCAD or like, my bad tool sets, like literal tool sets. Yeah. Sometimes I know of the one I'm using for the game I'm making. You're right. Like very different tool sets. But I've seen, I've seen Maya used in architecture. I've seen like Rhino, Maya, 3D Max, but yeah, I'm a, I'm a 2D guy. Okay. Oh, you're the straight up sketch guy. Oh my God. Even more impressive. So you're just hand drafting these blueprints? Oh, they started sketches and then I turned them into tiny little pixels. I pushed pixels all day. Okay. So when you started to kind of rediscover yourself, right. Explain to the good people, what exactly this hobby festered like into... Good question. It actually started in studio. Studio is kind of your architecture in school. That's like your main class. You care a lot about studio. You live in studio, actually. You have no social life as an architecture student. And it was late, I think it was like maybe my last year or second to last year, but it was super late at night, like three in the morning and I was trying to rush to a deadline and I was like burnt out and I was like, I need to take a break. And I start reading some articles on Destructoid and I stumbled upon an article about a demo to this little pixely Metroidvania game called Iconoclasts. And it was like this alpha build of this game I've never heard of and it looked gorgeous and I played it. I'm like, oh my God, this is awesome. And I read the article further, it's made by one guy. I'm like, get out of here.
A highlight from 331
"What's up everybody, welcome to another episode of Game Dev Unchained, the number one game development podcast about game development and the lifestyle thereof. I am your host Brandon Pham and with me a special guest, Eric Manahan. Oh, look, did I do it? Perfect. All right, man. So this part of the podcast where I let our guests, which is yourself, to introduce yourself to our listeners and viewers out there of where you are, where you're heading, where you've been in the past, you know, all that good stuff. Just a little synopsis. Okay. I can do that. I think you can do that. As you said, I'm Eric Manahan. I am essentially, I'm the matte black studio. I'm making a game called Lucid. It's a love letter to my childhood gaming experiences. Like those, I don't know, like the SNES era, like 32 -bit era kind of platforming Metroidvania. I've been affectionately calling it the world's first celestoidvania because of the heavy Celeste influence. But yeah, I've been doing game dev as a hobby for, I don't know, for like 10 years. I used to be an architect and I was doing it then as like a hobby and architecture sucks the soul out of every living thing in a 10 -mile radius. So I was really not enjoying it. And yeah, my little side project, my little bedroom project, Lucid started picking up some steam with support from my fiance. She was just like, go for it. She helped me pull the trigger. And a few years later, we're talking to you, Brandon. Geez. All right. What a journey. Believe it or not, you're like kind of my second architect turned developer. Get out of here. It was a good friend back at Turtle Rock, but his entry was back in Valve and Half -Life where they were very open to other disciplines coming in, one of the first, right, 20 years ago. And he ended up working on Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2. But yeah, I mean, that's actually an amazing journey. So understanding that you went through the schooling, college route, dedicated a good portion of your adult life to architecture. So when exactly did you feel, is it just like the industry started like, hey, this is not exactly how I felt it would be? Pretty much. Yeah, man. Yeah. I went to school for the five -year program. For anyone that cares architecture, you either have to do like four year and then go back and take a test or you go to a five -year program, you don't have to take some tests. So I did that. And the schooling portion was awesome. I love the concepts, the design. It teaches you how to like think about traversing through spaces and color and shape, all that fun stuff. And that was awesome. I really loved that. Then you enter the workforce and then it changes because then you have to deal with like clientele. And I happened to stumble into high -end residential in New York city. And there is a very specific kind of person that you deal with a lot. And it was just kind of oil and water. My personality just really didn't buy it. And I just always felt wrong and out of place. And I met some like really cool people, like coworkers, but for the vast majority of my experience, it was pretty, pretty miserable. So yeah, I fell out of love and I tried to, I was like, I'm going to, I'm going to like this and I tried to for the longest time and it just never worked. How many years did you? About 10 plus ish, like give or take like interns and stuff. That is a sentence. I can totally relate to that. I mean, longtime listeners know kind of my story, but as a background, I always felt it doesn't matter what industry. I think as a creative, I think back my college years were the most fun in terms of the purity of it. It's like the art, you know, just making a game, but going into the industry, it's like you said, you know, the, the political side of things, and it became less as you climb the ladder, it become less and less about the art. It becomes managing a lot of people, right. Dealing with a lot of people and the funny thing is, yeah. And, but like we found like really lifelong friends as well, right. The guys in the trenches are good, but like, yeah, anything outside of that was was very deterring for, of our creative output. So it was a very similar journey. And a lot of people, I think in AAA have the same exact feeling. I, a lot of what you see in, in games is that a return to more indie, more side projects, hustles, smaller teams, you know, just more, more. It's like less, I'm a little more like honed in creative vision, a team of, I've been doing my very best to work with people. I, a like are super talented and I respect and, but on the secondary, that's secondary, but first just get along with and can like hold a conversation and just enjoy being around. That was a big, big priority to the little team that I've been developing behind the scenes. All right. Let's, let's get into the, the heart of it, man. We're, we're talking about, you know, the passion project. So when exactly did you start tinkering? I mean, similar, you know, I'm guessing with architecting, well, different, completely different tool sets, right. But like, sort of, really, are you guys using the same Maya Mac? I thought you had like your own, like it was AutoCAD or like what was it? My bad. Tool sets, like literal tool sets. Yeah. Sometimes I know the one I'm using for the game I'm making, you're right. Like very different tool sets. But, I've seen, I've seen Maya used in architecture. I've seen like Rhino, Maya, 3D Max. But, yeah, I'm a, I'm a 2D guy. Okay. Okay. Oh, you're the straight up sketch guy. Oh my God. Even more impressive. So you're just hand drafting these things. Blueprint. They started sketches and then I turned them into tiny little pixels. I pushed pixels all day.
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Mark Levin Criticizes Matt Gaetz Over His Threats on Kevin McCarthy
"If need you to shut the government down to stop the Senate and to stop the radicals, I've got it. But you've got to explain to the American people exactly what you're doing because a lot of people are standing, including these various conservative organizations that are created within who Republican caucus apparently are not in agreement on something. How do you fix that? How do you negotiate with that? That's part of the problem. You need a united front, but you have to have a united front that stands for something. I hope our friends at CPI are paying attention. My old buddy Jim DeMint. I'm sure he's got an invisible hand here. Jim, you've got your people to get organized here. With this guy, I've never met Roberts at the Heritage Foundation. I don't know a whole lot about him, but he likes to play Washington politics now. If these guys are going to play the game, they've really got to get good at it, because right now it's very difficult to see what exactly they're fighting. I know, cut the spending 100%. But what are the other priorities? You can't have 10 of them. Chip and Roy and I discussed this. They understand you can't have three, four, five, six priorities. You've got to have one or two and get behind them. All right, I'm done explaining to these guys how to do their jobs. Kevin McCarthy at a press conference today, another reporter, another CNNer. I think it's Raju Handu. What is it? Kevin. AP, excuse me. All the same to me. Associated Depressed. Cut eight, go. Congressman Issa came out and said that both Chairman Jordan and Comer not were able to present anything that was an impeachable offense at this point. Is that an assessment that you share? You know, we're impeachment inquiry is not impeachment. So what impeachment inquiry is to do is to get answers to questions.
"matte" Discussed on Broken Record
"Winning director Alan Hughes, this deeply personal 5 part docuseries shares an illuminating saga of mother and son. She was a revolutionary intellect and leader and the Black Panther Party. He was a rapper and political visionary who became known as one of the greatest rap artists of all time. FX's dear mama, all new Fridays on FX, stream on Hulu. We're back with the rest of Leah rose's conversation with the nationals, Matt berninger. Is it true that there's sort of like an unwritten rule in the ban that people don't directly ask you about the meaning behind your lyrics? I didn't know. They don't. They almost never do. I don't think they ever do. Does anyone ask you in your fans do and journalists do and there's no rule, but no the guys usually don't. Yeah, they don't. I don't think I'd have to think about when any of those guys ever asked me. Do you care what they think about your lyrics? Yeah, yeah. Totally, of course. Yeah, I'm always trying to impress them. Yeah, is there when you're writing, is there somebody in your mind who you're trying to impress or you're writing for? Yeah, those guys in Korean. And my daughter and the peers, you know, yeah, I want to impress all the Walkman. I want to impress Phoebe bridges. I want to, you know, I went Taylor Swift to be as impressed by me as I am by her, you know? And so yeah, I want to be loved. I want to be a guy. I don't want to be adored, and I want to be, but that's such a funny thing. If you try to write with that purpose, are you going to sound desperate, you know? So to be truly adored, and to be your favorite artist, to actually really like what you're doing, you have to do weird shit that is maybe uncomfortable and scary and maybe isn't going to work, you know? That's what's going to impress the Walkman. That's what's going to impress my wife and that's what the band was. The band doesn't want our Ben doesn't necessarily want a hit if it's not real. If it doesn't feel like kind of real to us. I was wondering with corinne like when she hears things that you've written if you're writing about an old love or loving someone missing somebody. Is she ever like who are you talking about? No. When we first started dating, I was in the middle of writing all these songs, you know? A bunch of songs that she kind of ran away was kind of like so into all of it. Like the writing of songs. So it's always been that way. And
"matte" Discussed on Broken Record
"It won't be good for anybody as bad as and she's like, nobody wants in the band was like that too. Everybody's like, I wasn't getting any pressure from anybody except for myself. So you didn't feel like let off the hook like, okay, cool. Now I can just like, no, I was let off the hook. I've always been light up. Nobody, none of us will ever. Nobody in the band or I think none of our partners or whatever, nobody's got anybody on a hook. We all, we're all do this because we want to do it. And yeah, when I couldn't do it, it wasn't that they didn't want I wanted to be able to do it. I wanted to want to do it. I really wanted to want to do it, but I couldn't. I couldn't. The idea of getting on stage made me, you know, almost sick. There's just so much anxiety that you walk in. Even go to the airport. You know, they're the face. I just like, it wasn't like flying. I was just like, I did not want to go, I did not want to go out into the world or be, you know, I wanted to stay unplugged or but so, and then I was terrified that shit, it's been unplugged for so long, and it's the machine is stopped for so long. I don't know if it's ever going to start again. And then it's slowly started. How did you feel when it started where you exhilarated? Did it feel like those feelings were kind of melting away? It was slow. It was a slow. It wasn't. There were a couple times. I mean, I think once upon a poolside, the guy in the band were like nice one, you know.
"matte" Discussed on Broken Record
"Last week, broken record producer Leah rose, talked to guitarist and composer and about the nationals interpersonal dynamics. Today, Lea picks up that conversation with the band's lead singer. Matt burner. Matt, whose fear and anxieties are often on full display in the songwriting, talks about overcoming a debilitating bout of depression and the period before he started writing songs for the new album. He also explains how the combination of weed and iced tea helped him spark his creativity. And why he hopes his songwriting impresses Phoebe Bridgers and Taylor Swift. This is broken record. Liner notes for the digital age. I'm Justin Richmond.
"matte" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Are just waiting for you to make a mistake or to be 5 minute slow on a line move because LeBron James just announced he's out with an injury. The information is always emerging from the universe and it is impossible to be on top of all of it to the millisecond. So you as a sportsbook operator are not able to run your business with the certainty that you have an edge that you would have when you're running a casino. And that, I think, is something that is not paid enough attention to by the industry because they're all doing fine right now because again, I'm going to make this number up 2% of the population is line shopping. What's going to happen when that number gets larger? If that number gets larger, I don't know if it will. But I do know that if it does, and there are at least three or four companies out there who are trying to make it happen because they have really good products and they just have to market them. The guy who was taking plus one 20 because he's too lazy to take plus one 40. One day he might have an epiphany. One day he might realize, and it may be as simple as just the odd screen speaking to him or her in a way that resonates with him or her. Hey, you know, you lost a $1000 betting last month based on your results. You could have won 2000 if you had made the exact same bets you made, but been more choosy about where you made them. Well, that resonates with me as an amateur better. You know, who would like to win instead of lose or who wouldn't like to lose less instead of lose more. I think the hook is sort of yet to be discovered in terms of what is that one turning point that really pushes up the adoption of these odd screens. But I think it's going to happen at some point sooner or later. There are just too many good products out there. Too many smart people behind them. And the population of sports vetters, they're not getting dumber over time. They're getting smarter over time. You still have a bunch of squares. You are always going to have a bunch of squares. But I can foresee a period of time in the future, just like poker. People are still playing poker today. But there are not as many people playing poker as prominently as there were in when was the height of the poker boom. I'm too old. 2000 and three. It started in 2000 and three with Chris moneymaker, right? And then for 5 or so years, poker was everywhere. Yeah.
"matte" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"I mean, I mean, this was shortly after I think the October first thing and when they hired, they started hiring like security guards who thought they were S.W.A.T. team members in jackboots and anyway, they beat the crap out of him, conveniently the video seemed to have disappeared, you know, and apparently there was a settlement that was to everyone's agreement or whatever, but there was a confidentiality about it, which I think is a shame, because I'd love to see that on national news that casinos beat the crap out of people. Yeah, well, this one isn't quite as injurious to me. No, no. Similar idea. And a little tiny bit of me can sympathize with seizures because I think what happened was they misunderstood their own rules and their initial decision, they actually paid out some winners that they should have voided as well. So that if they go back and do the right thing now, they will end up paying the winners and kind of voiding some of the bets that would have lost. But that's their problem. They should have read their own rules carefully before they took any action at all. So that is my microscopic level of sympathy. But Caesar's is one of many sports books. There's MGM DraftKings FanDuel SI sports, et cetera. Did they take the same road the Caesars did or did they handle it more honorably? I believe they handled it the right way. Now, all of the bets in question on my own personal account happened to be at Caesar. So I don't have firsthand experience with how this would have been treated at any of the other books. All my action on these teams just happened to be at Caesar's. But I don't, I haven't heard of any other sites having graded this as incorrectly as Caesars did or the ones that did. Some books actually have a clause in their rules that says must play 17 games unless the outcome has already been established. And if Caesar's had had that in their house rules, I wouldn't have a case. But they don't. Right, let's move on.
"matte" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Is sentence one sentence two of that rule is if a game is postponed, it must be rescheduled within 7 days, otherwise all bets are void. So a couple of issues with this. And this is the grounds for my lawsuit in small claims court. Number one, it is very clearly obvious that this 55 minute rule is intended to apply to single game bets and not. You have to play 55 minutes of the season for bets to have action because that is just an absurd reading of that rule. My problem number two is that there is a contradiction between this general rule and the more specific rule both on the bat slip and in the NFL regular season wins section that says must play 17 games for action. And it's a very well known principle of law, both in Canada and in the U.S. that whenever there's a contradiction between a more general rule and a more specific rule, the more specific rule takes priority. So Caesar's did not abide by that. And then my third justification is the second sentence in the infamous route three. It says, if a game is postponed, what it was, it must be replayed within 7 days, which it was not. So I've got three, I think fairly stable, fairly solid, legal arguments on my side. And so I filed this lawsuit in Ontario. Every person I've talked to, whether they're industry experts, regulatory experts, legal experts, the criticism I've got has been that this is not worth my time for what's basically a $2300 refund that I'm seeking. People have questioned that. But zero people I've spoken to have questioned me on the merits of the case. A 100% of people that I have spoken to believe that I am in the right on this case. Well, the other thing that I think is kind of brilliant is to use small claims court where they can't pay for you to death and lawyer you to death, where it definitely would not be worth, I mean, the amount of money you would have to spend to actually bring the case, but in small claims court basically, there are no lawyers, right? Right. No lawyers that the filing fees, I think, a $103 or something. So pretty small. Yeah, going to regular court would not have been an option for me because it would have been the legal fees for my own case would have been higher than what I could have recovered. My only two real options were small claims court and a class action. And while a class action would have been fun, I think it probably would have been a little bit too much of a drain on my time for what I had to gain. Now, one of the reasons I am making this pursuit as public as I am is that I know that I am not the only person who has had that incorrectly graded as a result of this and I would like everyone to be able to get what they are owed, not just me. So I'm hoping to set a precedent and I've said publicly that if Caesar's lawyers were to call me tomorrow and say, hey, I'll give you your 2300 bucks. But you have to sign a confidentiality agreement and never speak of this again. My answer would be no.
"matte" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"An edge. Now here are your hosts, bob dancer, and Richard munchkin. Good afternoon. Welcome to gambling with an edge on bob dancer. And I'm Richard munchkin. Today our guest is a repeat visit from Matt at plus EV analytics. Matt, welcome back to our show. Thank you so much, great to be here. I think this is my third time on this show and I love chatting with you guys every opportunity I get. So thanks for having me again. Well, I like your chances of being a fourth and 5th. So all right, let's start off with the Caesars lawsuit. You were involved. What happened? All right, yes, I am currently in involved in a little bit of small claims court litigation against Caesar's sports book. So what happened was I bet a lot of National Football League regular season win totals. It's something I've been working on for a few years.
"matte" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Well, there was a white serpent white nationalist insurrection at the U.S. capitol. Why do we need to purge patriots from the military? Why? Because there was this dangerous insurrection the U.S. capitol is the premise of so much of their totalitarian agenda. So what we have to do is confront and tear it out by the roots. Now you're asking me why are these people being held? Well, part of it is a failure are on the right. If I could march a 100,000 people to Washington to see the protests or treatment, they'd be released within 48 hours. Unfortunately, we're only able to gather at our rally prison only a few hundred people. So what we're growing. And we're raising awareness and every day we're putting more and more volunteers who get engaged and get engaged in America first community organizing through look ahead of America. We're here at turning point because there's so many young people who learn activism through turning point at the high school and college level. We now need to harness that energy and direct it towards the real world and get them engaged there. It is safe to say that the left agenda has already beaten this movement and they've been infiltrating the Department of Education for decades. Look, it's important to remember that everything we see the left succeeding with now is part of 100 year agenda. They've been doing this. This has been their plan for over a hundred years. And it took a lot of time and patience they had setbacks along the way, but they've been persistent. For us, look at America is a 100 year project, and it started this year. It's going to take a long time, a lot of effort, a lot of blood sweat and tears to accomplish what we need to save our country. But it starts with small victories. It starts with the victories we're having in Jordan. In New Jersey, we're even having victories in California. Small victories, but you could say the California is about to allow open-source voting equipment to be used. Without having to pay certification fees. Now that sounds like something very small and insignificant. But these small victories add up to big ones. And that's the same thing that's happened to the left. 100 year plan. That sounds Matt. You could easily say, well, that's simply a theory. How do you back that up with evidence of the ACLU? Yes. You know how old they are? 1920s? Yeah. About a hundred years. And so much of their agenda has been accomplished. If you look at the socialist organizations in this country, they go back a hundred years or more. You look at the left wing labor unions and what they've tried to accomplish over generations. Those organizations are over a hundred years old. They have been fighting for this for a long time. On the right, there's been nothing to push back against it. We sort of counted on the continuing momentum that our founders gave us without organizing without hierarchy without leadership and we attempted this in the past. There have been starts and stops. You may recall the Tea Party movement. Sure. But that kind of degraded into business and then became eventually a grift a racket. A lack of leadership at lack hierarchy, and that's what look at how America is delivering. And we have a clear American first ideology to drive us. Is this say an American incepted from the left? Is this American intercepted movement? Or is this have influence from outside like Europe? I'm going to label it as communism. I'm simply going to label this communism. You can call the left movement. I don't know what it is. I'm exactly in that regard. Outside our borders, but all the nation's greatest threats are within our borders. Every problem we have is here in the country. It's not a result of outsiders as a result of weakness of our own people to take democracy seriously to take community organizing seriously. So you get off get off their asses and stop convention about problems. Stop just going to these conventions watching all these people speak and then going home. Because if you just come into this event at turning point to go see Marjorie Taylor Greene and Donald Trump Jr. speak, it's like you're going to a concert like their rockstar to something. There's a word for that. This pornography, this is just pornography for conservatives. If you're not coming to look at America booth to sign up and get involved and you put to work, this is just pornography. Political pornography, I like that. I mean, that's a nice, nothing fantastic. It's coming up. It's just purely personally indulgent with nothing productive coming out of it. What's next for look ahead America? What's the next battle that you're going after? Well, we have battles raging in over 30 states where we need support. But the next national event we're having is we're commemorating the political persecution of our brothers and sisters with a candlelight vigil on January 6th. We're trying to get one of them, at least one of them in all 50 states. And the one in D.C. will be at the prison where some of these people are still being held. So if you're interested in helping us out, we'll look at America dot org slash vigil. And get in touch with us. Let us know if you want to host a vigil or to find out where one might be happening near you. Some closing comments for listeners, please. Look, there's no community organizing without community. Community of the people listening right now get off your ass go look at America dot org show up. We will put you to work. We'll ask you to do difficult things. But that's what necessary to save our country. Look, we were founded by a couple of ragtag folks who decided on Christmas night to cross a freezing weather and freezing river and attack the most powerful military in the country. And the world. I'm not asking you to do that. I'm asking you to maybe show up and hold a candle for an hour. I'm asking you to maybe pass on suppliers. I'm asking you to maybe go door to door and help us register some voters. That's all I'm asking you to do. And that's what we need to save our country because if you're not willing to do at least that then it's over and stop complaining because you are the problem. Matt brayer ladies and gentlemen.
"matte" Discussed on Discussions of Truth
"Matt, take a moment to introduce yourself for listeners. Sure, my name is Matt rayner. I'm the executive director of look ahead America. A look at American is America first community organizing. For generations we've surrendered the field, the community organizing to the left, and that's why we're suffering so many losses at the local state and national level. We're going to fight back against that by organizing community organizing from America first perspective. And we've been very successful in that so far, this is really our first year of activity. We've got leadership in over 30 states. We've had major impact. We've got major media coverage. And we have this major presence here in Arizona. And thanks to the generosity of mister Jim layman, Arizona energy entrepreneur. So we've been had a very successful 2021. We're looking forward to having even more successful 2022. So listeners are about Jim. Who is that? And he said he's an entrepreneur. Jim layman is solar energy entrepreneur here in Arizona. He's created a business from nothing into a $1 billion company. He's currently running for Senate here. Now look at America where nonprofit nonpartisan so we don't endorse candidates or policies or we don't know our candidates or parties. But it is thanks to him that we're able to have such a major presence here in Arizona. Okay. And where do you root from? Where does it look ahead America root from? Is it D.C. based or Arizona based? Well, we have leadership in over 30 different states. So we're national based. We have over 3000 volunteers coast to coast. We have a national staff, but we're somewhat spread out. But I personally am D.C. based, but we've got people everywhere. We've got eyes and ears everywhere. We've got activists everywhere. And what is the main message of look ahead America? Is it more of a conservative message or preserve the constitution? Is there a particular message that we don't do message? There's too much messaging. It's just a bunch of bullshit. We're here at this Coventry. You look at the stage. They're just, I just was listening to somebody gasping about they're in the skulls and they're putting your kids in dresses and not telling you about it. We know all the problems. We're not about messages. We're not about talking about action. Look at how Americans the action. We solved the problems. We address them. We bring resolutions. We've had victories already this year. A very simple example is that in the state of Georgia, right now, only urban progressive counties are allowed to vote on Sundays. And what happens to this counties is that the urban progressive churches gather all their members and they all go vote together. It's not allowed in the rural patriotic counties of Georgia. So our efforts in Georgia have been focused on flipping rural patriotic counties so that they can also have their church's organized souls to the polls and vote on the Sunday's leading up to the election. So far we've already flip one of the biggest counties in Georgia, Cherokee county, and we're looking to flip another hundred in the next year. So that is concrete results. When we look at the state of New Jersey, we thanks to our efforts to educate state legislators in that state on the problems with black box voting with dominion and E S and NASA systems. We've had a stake center introduce our own legislation to ban that equipment. So these are victories that we're stacking. These are real actions that make a difference. We're not just talking about we're not just messaging out. At our heart, we are America first. That is what drives our ideology and our agenda. And we're going to expand that into different issues. But right now, our focus is our getting rid of CRT and we have a very concrete plan where people listen to this can take action to actually have victory small victories at the local level, which is where community organizing really happens. We registered over 10,000 new patriotic voters right here in Arizona, and we're continuing that nationwide. So these are really concrete actions where the people listening, we will click you to work, not talking about problems up being aware of the problems, but actually doing something to solve them. What is the biggest problem right now facing America? Lack of community organizing on the right. And that is what look ahead America is meant to result. Look, whether we're losing battles at the school board level regarding CRT and transgenderism, whether we're losing vows at the state level regarding election integrity and how the elections are unworthy we're losing battles at the national level with our brothers and sisters being persecuted for their political beliefs and exercising their First Amendment rights on January 6th and they're being held in gulags and persecuted not for what they did before what they believe. The reason we're losing these battles continuously is because of a lack of community organizing. The left would never tolerate this why? Because they would have a massive number of people show up in D.C. and demand these people to be released. They would fill the halls of their state legislatures. They would bombard with comments and activism, the school boards. We're not doing that on our side because of the lack of hierarchy of lack of leadership, lack of resources. That's what look ahead America is delivering in state after state, and we're starting small. We don't have a lot of money. We don't have a billionaire backing us like the left does, but we've raised some significant money. We have some significant donors and we're just organizing state after state and finding small victories that we get bigger victories later on. You speak of George sos when you mentioned billionaire back in the left? Sure. I mean, look, the left doesn't have to beg for money to fund their community organizing efforts. They have people lining up to fund it. Look at America, you know, I started this organization four years ago, and we got nowhere. It wasn't until our efforts with the voter integrity project to discover legal ballots that we were able to get some headway and raise some money. Unfortunately, we've been able to raise some money. We've got a reasonable donor based, but we need so much more to be active in all the states to have professional staff in states. Talk a little bit about the January 6th hostages being held. I mean, they're not hostages, but these people that were I would say hostages, I would use that word. What's happening there in that regard? What are you learning? What's going on? You're saying gulag. They're being tortured. Look ahead, America has been the national leader on this issue. We've been engaged with this all the way back to January when we demanded through letters that the part of justice and FBI drop all charges against nonviolent offenders. Matt, were you involved in this before Marjorie Taylor Greene? Yes, we broke the eyesight. In fact, Margie is a friend of our organization to spoken at our events. But going all the way back to January, we are the ones that first wrote the letters to the Department of Justice asked them to release these people because it was an injustice. After that, members of Congress started sending letters. We held the first rally at the Department of Justice. Paul gosar spoke at it. This was back earlier this year. After we had our event at the Department of Justice members of Congress, showed up at the Department of Justice, then we held a big rally at the prison itself in D.C. and then members of Congress to start going to the prison. And we held a massive rally at the U.S. capitol in September. And we've also held about 30 events at state capitals all across the country. So we have sort of been an icebreaker on this issue where we're very grateful that members of Congress have followed up and continue to investigate continue to demand action, but we've been leading the fight on this going all the way back to January. So you're the front line for those people being held, why is it that they're being held as their political prisoners, aren't they? They are. And the reason they're being held is because the left knee is there for there to be a narrative about there being an instruction. They need this insurrection to have happened for them to be the greatest threat to American democracy in our history. And you can't have an insurrection without insurrectionists and instructions need to be punished to focus in the law. That's why these people are being persecuted for having a ten minute self guided tour of a public building and causing no damage and assaulting nobody. This is the premise that so much of their agenda depends on. Well, why do we need CRT in schools?.
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"Zimmerman and been talking to matthew barnaby. We lost you for a few seconds there earlier. Macchi there year-on-year. Okay so as were talking about. The rangers sent out. I mean the letter of letters. Basically we're gonna sauk and like we were saying he can't really get. I don't know if another small market team can do that. I mean they really took a chance doing this. trading away you know half the roster and just really gutting they and then you have the transition from luggage goaltending anymore and you know if if younger team the here here's like say for rangers sends out there. It's very bright and it's going to be a great team in years to come. I mean The talent level On the back end. I think when you look at the forwards They have a lot of promise. But there's going to be some growing pains and then you have a couple that with preparing leaving with what happened over there and you know. There's there's there's certainly not the way that they wanted it to playoffs. Advantage had not having the year that he had last year. Do i think he's going to be a forty goal. Scored no Do i think he's ten times the player that we're seeing right now. Yeah i mean he. He's very good so newark. Has that bright bright future in what they're trying to achieve some great young kids and i look at taco where where he is look friend year not probably not looking and everyone's like okay took club in ottawa. What he's doing now. He's in a different role But he's going to be a very very good player so Let's not rush to judgment. They're going to be a very very good team whether they make the playoffs or not. I didn't have them a playoff team. but certainly. The future is very very bright. Well one thing. I wanted to get to this year. Obviously very different D to covid They changed the way. The you know. You're only playing teams in your division. I was kinda hoping maybe go back to like the patrick. Division the vegetation renaming the visions the divisions in the old school ways. But like here. You go here..
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"But i think also Especially in my job i i. I didn't win saying okay. i'm gonna. I'm gonna fight this guy unless i had you. Let's say knew something the game before and made me wanna fight him. He hit a guy hardy. He did something that was idiotic. And i had to make sure our team was going to be screwed with For me it was all about winning. It was all the winning the game. So if i had to first of all drawn into a penalty and take a punch and then fight him later. That was all part of the process. But it's all of a winning winning winning winning hockey and That's all that matters to me whether i won. The fight lost a fight. Whoever i fought it was the winning hakim in the day. And he's speaking of rob. Ray i mean you got traded. He's a former teammate of yours. You go out to dinner with him the night before and the next night. You drop in the gloves. Yeah i mean it's one of those things you never wanna fight. A friend is not something. That's comfortable like dinner. My house before But once once you get on the ice. I mean i at that time i was same for pittsburgh. Penguins he's playing for the buffalo sabres and you know the way the game progresses. It just happens. It's not like i set out or he said out 'cause he certainly didn't and we didn't like fighting's other ended up winning the fighters pretty close but it is what it is but you set forward and i try to assess this everyone. I was playing for the district penguins as much as i love my time for buffalo for seven years. I was there at that night. Pittsburgh penguins flavor buffalo sabres and he was doing the best for his team is doing the best for my team. We thought would help our team In any which way but definitely different different scenario when you have to fight one of your best friends i. It's very very different right. You got the friendship Away from the next however long. And you know it's wars war you've got to win the game So you you play kennedy playing youth hockey swear to go back to. Maybe you know back to the childhood a little bit With island hockey's pretty big hair. We produce you know fair amount of players from the island I grew up. Just north of the city. Hockey's very big there to hockey here is nothing like hockey's and canada. It definitely get for night. Coach might fund with the ninety eight played. We played against the long island goals with adam fox and Obviously charlie mcevoy. And jeremy bronco a lotta guys that are not even those three that went on to say d..
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"Www wake. I this is jamie bamberg. Katie sack off. I am tomo panicky. I play hilo on the hit television series battle star galactica and you're listening to sci-fi talk seen one apple take to the umbilically. I've laid down to flock on andrew. You're listening to the wonderful five five talk. I heartily endorse your listener. Ever thank you as i said on time castle. He think a conversation with matt froward would be a lot of fun. It's certainly was. He's playing data lewis on television series olympus and this acura certainly play all kinds of roles comic tragic pathos you name it. He's done it and also impacted a lot of great movies. And here's my conversation with roy moore talking data on olympus have actually just seeing the pilot of olympus and it's it's pretty cool i. I really love greek mythology. I kind of that was like my introduction before superheroes in comics. So yeah it. Kinda was the The precursor to The marvel comics. Domain wasn't a watch they even borrow known. I mean all. That mythology is certainly apparent in batman. Superman all that stuff so yeah marvel even borrowed one of the norse gods and turned into a comic book hero to i guess so. Yeah store that's right. You know what. I like about this character is you know. He's he's the smartest guy in the room. And you mentioned an interview that he's like sherlock holmes which you played in the past in quite well by the way and also That he kind of has some baggage a little bit too and you know he kind of has an emotional weight on him kind of talk about this guy and then how you found your way to how iphone my way to the character and how. I felt my way to the part two different things. I worked with nick willing before frank On alice playing the white knight in the the alice miniseries. Nick presented this character to and very very interesting fellow. 'cause he's He's full of rage. He's full of self-loathing. Ease he's grief-stricken when we I meet him The feels responsible for his son's death. Because this this flying machine and his son. Chris got close to the sun. And yeah huber Let them fall to his death. This kind of nihilism and cynicism is is eating away at at daedelus it's a very interesting character because he He manages to keep all this that that may through his work. Of course his is is the god that that that he worship to to At the expense of of everything including love. So it's a very interesting kind of nihilistic self-destructive in a way character you know what's interesting is he kinda share that quality with sherlock holmes a little bit too. Yeah yeah. I mean they they kind of privacy of that of that kind of intellect isolating you from the world i mean and it's it's an interesting point because there's a there's a literal tower that's He and his son up daedelus knickers google or walk up in. But but also the figurative ivory tower that You know isolate some from the rest of the world which is his intellect. He's imprisoned by king minos and it's kind of like one of these deals where you can have everything you want to build things and use your intellect. You just can't leave exactly you get all the to all the tools and and all the all the toys whatever you want to experiment. Let's say let your in let go crazy but It's locked within these four walls because you have to serve me so there's no freedom for this boy also interesting about about this the series that i liked and by the way the flying machine looked a little davinci to me so you kind of beat them to the punch which is cool is is this riddle. That at that queen media has to solve Because it essentially you get free passage to olympus which is part of the you know the thing of the show and had his data was kind of get involved with the with the rental who will he To give a spoiler but you know kinda yeah. I know i'm trying to sort of keep it sort of at arm's length in talking about. Let's talk about something else the he he's fascinated by the By by the gods and the and the control they have over man and comes to. This comes to this conclusion. That the that the god is within us and and still still needs to be destroyed. You know but it but of course great tragedy is pointed out that thank god is is work and once he realizes that it's he's able to pass that on then then he's okay with himself and I i can't. I say any no. That was good. That was very good. Has everything and yet nothing good. No it's you know i. I like a little tease and that was good. That was very go. Do and also looks interesting from what i've seen from just photographs and things and just getting from the first episode in kind of meeting medina really well is that i think there could be an interesting relationship with her on the series coming up. I think that's fair to say that. Yes yeah yeah. He's got an agenda two for she Yeah that's right and every everyone does have you have an agenda and everyone has their Their their own journey and You know you know given that. I'm kind of rejected by my own. Son my one of my goals to overcome migrants. You know what's interesting is is the use of green screen on this series patio. That looks it. Looks so some of the visuals were you know. Were you almost wanna pause. The wanted to pause the movie just to watch it that. See the vision i know it's astounding. What they what they achieved. I mean there's so so many green screen shots and so much of this was done a green screen. I'd done quite a bit of green screen. Before so i knew what was involved and and you know the whole business. Okay now imagine the pterodactyl six feet above your head and you're kind of waving nothing or waving or worse waving at a a tennis ball on a stick thinking. I hope this isn't going to be too big. Extensive doesn't begin to describe it. Let me put it this way by the end of the first week of filming so low. The color green couldn't order a salad at the restaurant. It was just unbelievable but Yeah i mean all all credit to got the the effects guys the crew were were just astounding us Yeah the We managed to ten pounds in a one pound bag and some of the some of the backdrops are absolutely spectacular. As i am. db's has your about.
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"matte" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"Is selling eighty percent of your business. The people who don't play those big songs is like taking that skew out on my cats here taking. That's you out and losing eighty percent of your business. How in the world. How lawyers for those only listen to us on i tunes or whatever you can only get the audio but do post this on my. You do post the video on youtube if you wanna if you see mats cat show up his backside anyway. My point like you one product. That's that's making most of your money. You take that how. That's basically what musicians do when they're not when they wanna play his music that they like the no one else knows. It's like you need to have more sense than everyone making money. If you just wanna be musician. You're doing it for funding. You don't care. Do you wanna make it a small business. You gotta suck people with the size of people now right and like the example you use with you got ten skews and one of them's making eighty percent. You need to really really pay attention to that one skew and do more or figure out how to blow that one up exactly. I honestly that seems like business one on one to me but i guess it really is but you know i think business one. Oh one yeah. It's people get to too proud or pigeonholed in into something In the military planning process we call that falling in love with your plan like no. We're we're go. I got this great plan over here. Like yeah but we're not attacking that hill anymore. We're attacking the one over here but over here. That's not what the enemy is or deviate too slow and follow what the success is. Yeah sure you know really music when when you're when you're putting songs out there and you're you're paying attention to what the feedback your audience is giving back to you. They're telling you what they wanna hear. They tell they're telling you what they like. And so you have to all the time absolutely. I try to pay attention as much as i possibly. Can it's obvious you can feel in my business. You can feel the energy of the crowd when they're liking song. So especially. When i'm playing stuff like i know certain songs that work in certain songs don't in a while play a new song and it gets different reaction from the crowd. And i'm i'm immediately do i play. I gotta continue to play. That was an honors and originals. Yeah so i mean they really is business. One one say it. I've never heard a musician. Put it that way. And so it's really cool to hear because there are common themes among all businesses and entrepreneurship is a process. It's it's not. People think that entrepreneurship is is the ideal product or the ideal service. Entrepreneurship is a process. And you just grab ideas and run them through the process. Greg song ideas in run through the process and the ones that come out on the other end and people buy them those. You can start developing grower of that. Yeah exactly yeah. I'm curious. I i had several years ago. I accidentally bumped into. He's not the original lead guitarist of whitesnake. But he's the currently guitars awaits. Take one thing. He told me this short conversation. We had because there was hardly anybody there. But i went up and introduce myself to him and mike i go. Who are your what you do. Because the way he was dressed. I'm like you gotta be somebody guitars for wage. Nigam that's cool. I said he just finished a summer tour over in europe and said so now that the tours over what do you do you just kick back. And he's like no. I i play. I play four hours a day every day. Even when you're off and not touring yeah. Because if i don't play every day then i'll lose a lose the edge in there's a thousand other waiting to take my spot and if i don't italy if i don't play every day i can't play the songs 'cause they're so hard really as i. It's it's interesting. I thought that was a coolest thing. Ever get to play every day. That's a microcosm at least in the music industry. You're going on broadway today. You will see a drummer like a lot of the musicians. The germans the bass player's the retired players. Even some of the singers but most of the musicians are a lot of them out on tour with big names and they continue to work even when not on tour With kobe going on but even a normal years like jason aldean's goes on sixty to fifty five date place fifty fifty five year. You've got another three hundred days in the year. You keep your chops up and you got you know the musicians that play for those big names go down to broadway and play just to keep their chops up and take requests and learn songs to keep them on their toes because the whitesnake guitarist is one of many who do that. He's exactly right. They all do that because the second stop. You do lose the edge And i guarantee he's right. Thousand people want to be the guitar cleaver or whitesnake in this city. Who could do it. Yeah exactly and so to use that as an analogy towards business. It's like if you're running a business or you're involved in some kind of business wherever it may be. Think about what a guitarist has to do to keep their edge in if you're running your business every day or maybe you're not running your business every day and that's the problem. I think about that totally if you want to be an entrepreneur in a successful on ninety nine times out of one hundred. You're working more than forty hours a week you are. It's your business. There's nobody who's going to care about it more than you. And if you aren't working at more than forty hours a week guarantee you other entrepreneurs who are right behind you are working really really hard known business. You kind of never stopped thinking about it. It's it's constantly on your mind and once you come to terms with that. I think you're better off. You're doing cool. We're getting closer to our time. Do want to give you a chance to plug your song one more time. And how do we find you. Sure you got like a website or something. We can find those two stayed alive in five. Stayed alive in forty five. Is the name of the new single. My name is matt kerner. My last name is funky style. The ko e. r. n. e. r. matt kerner and you search matt kerner on youtube spotify music any of those platforms. You can find the song and also the music video on youtube. And then if you go to matt kerner music dot com. That's my website and matt kerner music on all the social media platforms instagram facebook twitter. All that good stuff you can find me there too so it's just My name is funky k. O. e. r. n. e. r. Your name. her name is not funky. Your names actually kerner. But okay. I get it appreciate it. Hey okay. I'm probably not supposed to ask you this. And if not if it ain't cool and that's fine but you're sitting there and you got your guitar behind you. Do you want to actually play. I mean or maybe you're not supposed to or whatever i know. Some musicians are like could asked me to sing a song writer. Well if you're willing to do let's do it. That's awesome so all moves down a little bit. Hopefully i know. I dropped the ball on. Microphone things hopefully this comes through. Kate says pretty good. Yeah our so. This is salem forty five slide..
"matte" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"That's not a very wash it. It's only it's not a really old movie. It's like probably in the last five or six years. I watched it one time. And i'm sure it's available you know streaming whatever it's called memorial day and it's about his kid who finally gets his he pulls out his grandpa's footlocker and everything he pulls out a footlocker. Grandpa starts telling a story about it and is really cook is grandpa. Didn't same deal but talking about stuff but there was this footlocker had been locked up since world war two eventually. This kid went into the army himself and was relating his experiences in iraq. With what grandpa had told him it was kind of a cool story but It's amazing so that kind of leads me. One other thing real quick to like the the power behind this when i wrote the sound is a story about my grandpa and i knew it was gonna be special to my family but the power i think behind the song that i've seen over the years is when people have never met in my life in may hear the song come up to me after a gig or show and tell me how it reminds them of their story and that is really a big reason. Why ask people send me photos but this the power behind. The song is the fact that i wrote a song about migrant father in there so thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people millions of people who have a story about their loved one that that song reminds them of and when i wrote it. I never expected to do that and it does. And it's really neat. At the end of the movie memorial day the flashes quote up. I don't know where where it came from. I don't know if they made it up for the movie or whatever but it's one of the best quotes says in the end. It's the stories that matter but only if you tell them how humane like a ton of bricks. i'm like holy cow. Exactly what had my grandpa. Yeah it's at the end of the movie in the memorial day so Yeah it's a great great quote in your concert right down to the song. Yes in real. It's at that at the end of the movie memorial day in the end. It's the stories that matter but only if you tell them so that's good stuff that whole concept about people like you know a lot of variance don't like talking about it. I've address that. With lot of people i know and i said you know with me. It's usually seems that you don't it's not you. Don't wanna talk about it. It's that you only wanna talk about it. If you know you're going to have a captive audience Because the stories that you can tell deserve to have people listening to them. You can't just kinda flippantly you know through little story at a unless it's like a inlet is like a story of humor or something you can't really throw out one of these little stories. The cocktail party year. The neighborhood get together whatever. But so that i think honestly i think for marriage periods. It's usually when when people want wanna talk about. It is because one there they want to make sure you're actually interested to begin with in two. They wanna make sure that they have a captive audience. So you being a little boy when you wouldn't leave him alone in continue to ass and he knew you're really interested so you wanna make sure you had to sit at the table and listen to if he's going to tell i mean. My dad's a huge. I think. I think the reason a big reason why kept asking. My dad is a huge. Us history buff and that got me us history even as a little kid in the knowing obviously world war two. Been a huge part of us. History in finding out. Grandpa was Was part of world war. Two is i think why why kept asking him. And i'm mean. I will never have the experience of being a veteran or being a soldier in combat that so i can't even imagine what what guys like you go through but i can think of it as a human being and it just it really kinda. Sobers me to think about the stuff that i you know complain about or get down about i think about how to i had a quote on my phone forever and it said it was at home. Screen is said grandpa To what were you afraid of. Now's and it was a. It was a huge motivator for me. Great shifting gears a little bit. I'm curious your their nashville singer songwriter. Are you able to scrape by being being fulltime. Time at debt or you to keep his side j. o. b. man so there's a longer answer to that dealing huge shot. This goes back to to Networking and building relationships with people for me. I've been able to make a great living. No i'm not a millionaire by any stretch of the imagination. But i'm also not a starving musician. I think there's a misconception between you're either a superstar or eating mac and cheese every night for dinner as a musician. There's a massive gap in between that where you can make a good living as a musician but the key to that is building a fan base and that fan base a lot of those fans become friends and those people there are always going to be fans they continue to come out and support you and they'll you know if you come out with a cd bill by the d. Come out t shirts. Though by the t shirts they'll come out your shows in tip you and a huge part of that. And i tell people to sue start to get into music is if you're playing gigs. And you ought to break. That is the most important part of your gig if you're if you're planning a bar and you don't know anybody but you've been playing and people have been engaging with you while you're playing. Do not go to the bar and have a beer go to that table. And if it's if it's strictly unq- here's a cd for free or a car or something like a police following social media. It's just that that's okay but most of the time it develops into a conversation and now all of a sudden you're not just the musician at the bar you're the guy who played music that we love and then came over and had a chit chat with us. We're gonna come back and see you and come back to your gigs and support you and so if you do that over time you build. It's hard to call them fans because fans that are just has the stands of your music. You develop a friendship of people in in that i have developed a ton of friendships and those those people support me through my music career and there will continue to support me through music career so i'm forever grateful and indebted to to the people who support me not only coming out but they support me financially. And that's that's the reason. I'm not eating that. They're the reason i'm not eating mac and cheese every night for dinner or the reason. I'm able to have a good living and continue to be a musician. I really love your perspective. And how you have you've totally amplified to everybody listening your your ability to network and build relationships in. There's a lot of musicians that don't do that. they're going. Go talk to the crowd like most dr. Why are you wanna do that. Blows my mind. It really does like third second rant. The guys and girls who just wants to play music they love to sing. And they don't wanna play the the sweet home alabama and the wagon wheels and stuff like that you have to play that stuff to suck people in develop relationships and then they're going to want to hear your music and that's how you develop if you just play stuff that no one knows no one's gonna pay attention anyway. That's just my two cents. Yeah yeah sometimes i. I don't know what you would call that sometimes musicians but but business owners do it to you know like I love this product. I developed in. People should just buy it. Dan no have you. Have you put product. Ten skews and.
"matte" Discussed on Veteran On the Move
"We've crackle yes. Yeah thanks talk all the time to them about my wife and i to you about it's not all about the gpa. Or how talented. You are at something. It's it's so much more about who you know and and you never know who you know. Who's gonna pay off in in the future and we and one of the things we talked about on the show. A lot of is networking. A lot of veterans. don't get networking and most guys. If you're looking to get out and get a job you're going to network your way into a job way before some thing on your resume is gonna get you hired. It's the same with developing relationships. You just have to develop those those relationships and everything. So i think that really does go back to you. Know there's a lot of people who aren't social and don't like to go out and do that kind of thing and if you can get over that hump your hours myself this. You're already know the what's the worst thing that's going to happen to you. You're going to walk in. It might be an opera conversation. You're going to walk out and be like i didn't work the upset and you're right. You're right where you were before you lose upside is it actually works out and you've built a relationship with somebody and maybe that does turn into a job or maybe that turns into. The person just talked to know somebody who you can talk to to get a a. And so i always tell myself and to this day i still do because it 'cause even for me. It's it's awkward to walk in and start a conversation with somebody. You're no already there. you can't go down. you can only go up. Yeah that's awesome well. Hey we're gonna take a quick break and we'll be right back so hold. That thought you carrying a credit card balance after the holidays. Trust me. we've all been there. Let navy federal credit union. Help you rebounds your priorities in twenty twenty one with their ballot transfer offer. You'll save more with a low intro. 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Single digits came out stayed lab and forty five which inspired from your grandfather who served in world. War two sir. Yeah my my grandpa was a world war. Two vet. And i know joe. You usually have a lot of veterans that. Come on this podcast. I am not a veteran. Just want to let everybody know. Just want to thank you guys for your service. You guys allow us to you. Allow me to pursue a career music because of what you guessed so very very much your service but my grandfather was a world war two vet in the song state allowed forty five is all about him in a story that he told me when i was a kid i would always ask him about his experience world war to any never wanted to talk about it but i was seven eight years old. I didn't really understand comprehend why he didn't want to talk about it. So kept asking all in one day out of the blue. He decided to sit down at his dinner table and talk to me for three hours about his experience. More to in something. I'll never forget. And so i wanted to write a song about one of the stories. He told me he was eighteen years old when he was sent over to southern germany to fight in thirty member running along the riverside. They're being chased by german battalion. Number them pretty heavily kingdom fork in the river and on the right hand side of crossed over the river in grandpa. sergeant stopped with thirty in picked. Five of them. Stay back at the bridge. So that when the german battalion caught up those five would slow them down for as long as they could so the other twenty five to run off and get away the susan grandpa eighteen was one of those five chosen to stay back at the bridge in he made through. Thank god and when you listen to the song at the end of the song you find out how he made it through. So that's what stayed alive and forty five is is all about and This this single came out on all music platform. Spotify apple music pandora anywhere. You listen to music you can find it if you just search stayed alive in forty five and then if you look on youtube really proud of this we just released a music video for as well just search my name matt kerner or you can search stayed alive forty-five of pop up in the music video. The idea behind it is. I've been playing the song for about five or six years and a lot of people who've come out and watch me play it. It's the song made a lot of people quest a lot. They kind of know me by and So i wanted to include as many people in the videos that possibly could so. I just put out on social media. Said hey we're doing a video for state allowed forty five. If you guys have pictures of your loved ones veterans police. Send him to this email. And it doesn't matter those world war. Two vietnam korea whatever recent in iraq of anything to send them to me and i got flooded with a bunch of photos in the music video. A lot of those people sent me those photos. Those photos have been up in music video. And so it's a pretty special special radio that i'm very so please check it out. That's cool definitely definitely. Check that out. Great name in coming from great story also So how were you able to. If you're only seven eight years old. When he told that story how were you able to remember the details. Well enough to actually register we go back and get philipson details with him later on when you really great question i just you know. He told me a whole bunch of stories and there. There's another one. I can tell you too but i just remember him and if i'm if i'm going to be completely honest with you maybe i filled in some details without really knowing it but that's what i remember from what he told me at at eight nine years old and it's just one of those things that always stuck in the. I'll never forget i was. I was sitting at his dinner. Table made a white tablecloth has much holes in. I could smell the house. i could feel the tablecloth. I remember my grandmother coming in putting your hands on my shoulders and whispering in my ear. You need to pay attention to this because he never talks about this It just half things you just remember at night is one of them and think i filled in any details. Maybe i have. But i wrote it a wrote when i was see two thousand fourteen twenty four so it was sixteen years later. So that's what. I remembered from the conversation sixteen years later another really cool thing about that is i. Wrote the song thinking. I was the only person that he he did that with. And he passed away own. I i wrote the song and fourteen. I wasn't quite finished with a sambas. Pretty much done played it for my family. And grandpa had nine grandchildren myself. And i played it for my family in each room. Said he grabbed us and sat us down individually during that time too and so it obviously was something triggered in him or he wanted. His lake is see in his stories to be remembered through his grandchildren and it was it was. It was not a dry here in the house. When i played that song for everybody and everybody was like we had the same experience. It was an amazing moment. Cool wanted to touch on a couple of things that story. That concept of that story reminds me of the movie memorial day. Have you ever seen that memorial day..