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"meka" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"Like a basic a study and interpretation principle where words are defined by their context. And so when jesus says to the apostles that he will send the spirit the spirit will teach them all things. Well that didn't mean his spirits gonna come and teach them how to build a combustion. Engine means all things all things pertaining to their mission all things pertaining to say that though their job description. There's many things which the bible doesn't say but we conclude that it means that's interpretation. Yeah definitely hundred percent. That's interpretation and that's an important the interpretive processes important in it's the interpretive process is not a is not just whatever whatever you want it to mean like there are set principles. Where you you you you you do follow. You might not believe it but you do follow rules of logic when doing biblical interpretation you don't you might not think that but there are there are people who spend lots of time and effort making sure that they are fairly in logically interpreting the scripture and that kind of brings me to another question that i have for you. You have the podcast. The vital says what. But i'm curious like if you have a podcast about the bible. What makes you an expert on the bible and what the bible says not once of ever so. That was an expert on the bible. Absolutely not no. I have questions. What from reading the bible. And that's where this happens. And i go to pastors. I go to the leaders in the churches and whatnot. So they're supposed to have the answers. They're the ones that we go to four these these questions right so when you go to the experts and they come on your show then in you frame things in a certain way which you do have a certain slant right like you do have an intentional framing of certain things is that approach logical because you're framing it in a way that you think the expert isn't getting like they should see it this way and they're not seeing it this way. So why is expert to. I live in a reality that doesn't involve magic or visible people or invisible battles that are going on. I i live in that kind of no talking animals or or special places where people go after they die because they did certain things in real life you know i. That's not the world i live in. I used to live in that world. I kind of kind of pop that bubble longtime ago. I learned a lot more. I've experienced a lot more I've talked to a lot more people. So that's right that yeah but but you see the point remains that you still choose to slant and frame things in a certain way and i don't know maybe that's just like a stick right to make the podcast more interesting or to appeal to a certain audience. I don't know what your goal is with that. I'm just saying you don't claim to be an expert. But then when you have experts on You continually frame and slant things in a certain way. And i'm just wondering. Is that logical. Or is that just part of the purpose because like your humanist right like you want to do the most amount of good with the least amount of harm right right and so and so is that what you're seeking and striving to do in this podcast..
"meka" Discussed on The Bible Says What!?
"Is that that kind of the bible. The supernatural jesus and y'all way and holy spirit trinity stuff all that. Why why are you so convinced that this stuff is accurate. Well my starting. Point is jesus. I believe in okay. Yeah i believe in jesus. I believe in his resurrection. And i believe in his resurrection. Because of the eyewitness testimony of those who saw him come back to life. They saw him do other things and bring other people back to life. I believe is resurrection because the empty tune in and of itself is quite a mystery where the body go and how that happened. Bob majority by two. I'm you know i've seen magicians illusionists do all kinds of stuff and you have to do their act on stage with roman guards who will kill them. If they make a wrong move is like the same as serious injury illustration. There's lots of stories of people bringing other people back to life that jesus isn't the only one and yet. Somehow this one story seems to have impacted the world greatly over two thousand years after a lot of blood and and forcefulness that inhabit self. Well the first three or four hundred years. It was christians willingly to die to spill their blood. So i agree that the resurrection is not natural. It's not our daily normal experience that we witness. It's supernatural supernatural. Things are possible okay you. You're reading this from a book that just bear with me here for a second has talking animals in it. And you're telling me that this guy coming back from the dead has got to be right because this book said so and there were other people in this book that verified it. Well i i own in on the eyewitness testimony of those who saw and heard. Jesus did which was the win from there. I'm sorry what. Was that. Matthew mark luke and john were they actually there. Yes matthew barney's john there's of those. The disciples the right. The first century witnesses to jesus in his bottles. I don't think matthew mark luke. And john actually wrote these books though from what i understand of it. Well i i do many people do. It's certainly a different starting point. But i do believe that they wrote it and that it's reliable and accurate. Why do you believe that. Well i Have examined them and it seems that when there are questions they seem to answer each other. So for example You may look at the hospitals and say oh contradictions right. Here's one here's one here's one but there are always coherent explanations to how the gospels harmonize because the gospels weren't written to people who had zero understanding or familiarity with the story. They were people who who already had an understanding of certain things. And that's that's why each rider can package things in a way. That's called theological messaging. They worded in a way that they know makes a certain impact on their particular audience but as the church age is right arm generation to generation. You see that christian teachers started to field. These kinds of questions like this says this says this. How does that work well in one sixty a guiding tayshia and wrote what's called the dna tests iran and it was to help those kinds of questions. It was a harmony of the gospels. In many harmony of the gospels have been written over the centuries and so the problem is is that when you and i read it..
"meka" Discussed on Behind The Wheel Podcast
"It was like home. Is the people that you're with. And that's what made me always have an open mind to new beginnings new changes in the always just striving for pushing forward so how people find how people find you aligned able to retain you for for for the services. Offer me as far as i'm I've always like i mentioned love sharing my work so instagram is probably why the most is like i went to an art. College never had an art instagram. All my artist friends are like do you doing make an instagram. So i've always i use. Dvr before that look down upon the art community but it's started platform and then. I put it on instagram. And i literally just share. I love sharing lie. Love taking. What i mentioned was how i get inspired and almost like a little like lenzi now like you shine light through which she sees the image that basically is translations though. I take what. I'm inspired by. I let myself translated. And i put it out there. And it's all over the internet every venue. I have art station. I have instagram. I have my facebook page shared. And then of course i have my website so as far as offering services and stuff people usually like the first book i did was actually. Dm wooded vary insane. Like crazy to think. Like when i did gary in the great mentors it was just a habit that i have sharing everything i was working on putting it all out here minute. Piece guys here's this week. Here's what on and then occur. Marshall said that she was literally just looking for an illustrator to illustrate her book She said her husband is someone who went to sky. And i had just tagged my drawing like my quick animation with scattered and then. She said she went on instagram. She was like oh. Yeah you said you had some scattered At and then adrian mica popped up and she's like oh and she looked and she served them like you know it was the fact that i put all my stuff out there. She had a lot of content browse through now. News is simple. Dm it was like. Hey i am looking for an illustrator would be interested in seeing what you think. And then i have an idea. Let's see what we can do this. And i like your work and then we made it happen. And the austin that book creative publicity people that would find other venues people hear the name finding a way to find me look dramatic and you'll find some so it's just awesome plugged a tag like this not like this. This is a show like a radio. Show so plug the tax so people can can hear the tag to find. You gotta look me up. Adria mecca or the artist's name. That i have is other son. Michael what does that mean. That has some interesting origins because my grandma she She was an art teacher. Try to school. She took me to a bookstore and the first way that she helped me manifest my love of art and then she gave me a japanese book when i was younger so i began the in really interested in japanese culture and my name is a drill exam. So alexander is my middle name and i just took. Alexander made it into japanese which is adequate sumba. When i learned some japanese in school so she added to sun and mecca. And it's funny. 'cause like i know that and i reached the point where everyone else tries to like. Ask me about it. it's like a starbucks. I'm just like this one not going to change it. I'm just gonna leave it as is who this guy. I've got aliases. i've got a witness protection. I don't know if he's flashed my badge renown bads. I'm like you're please. You can't share this anyone. Oh man. I'm excited for you to see what's going to happen next in your Your your ventures. I don't know where we're going to be in montreal for some time. But i know there are a lot of people who have projects that they're working on ideas and they wanna bring those ideas to lystad nosy git. Dm logo artwork my Place again with the logo artwork. I don't wanna go on a rant. I think governor rant earlier today about poses and count counter top counter of counter polcy probably entering counterfoils in english. Italian name version of like okay. It's just it's just oppose was. I wasn't really all a it was just humor sometimes lost on people. If i got start explaining the whole end of the joke it probably was my delivery or the recipient either way. I'm not going to you know. Spent time thinking about it. But it's it's a pleasure. Having you on next project been working on that can share with us so people can continue to follow your journey so the next project that i have is essentially After i worked on his book on my grandma. She's a graphic designer. Like i mentioned she worked at an art college and my grandma was very big on Whenever you're done with book now we've got a project. I want to lead my legacy so whenever we done with the book. Let's do some things the next project. I actually just like i was talking to you earlier. I just wrapped it up. It's a children's book number three With i'm win with my grandma called the hulu the wise turtle and it should be. I've named that or my name is kulu and featuring full-page spreads of illustrate. I think it's gonna be like a just wrapped up a thirty page book. So was thirty illustrations all coming out my grandma's meeting up with the publisher this week To wrap it all up until you know production and stuff like that. So that's As far as client where it goes as long as you're standing with the future Said my parents telling me to follow it. One hundred percent I did my undergraduate in animation. I'm pursuing a master's degree in animation at the university of southern california. So i'm going to be doing that. Classes start up next small and Basically just doing love pushing at it a little bit harder in them. As i mentioned basically projects are going to continue to doing both things so the dream is to work a studio start my own studio and just put out content. Continue to show the world. What inspires me what that means when it passes through me. Did you charge grandmother Yes she was actually like she was like i'm gonna pay so that's one thing that was pretty awesome the family's very professional my mom's businesswoman so worked as a liaison and my grandma was you had your mother work the deal negotiate the deal with your grandmother. My grandma's like i'm gonna pay you. How much have you paid for the last book. I'm gonna make sure you're compensated. We're gonna like we all look out for each other so it's like even my other aunts designer if my second aunt needs a logo she asked her aunt and they were out of business deal well lookout for each other and we support each other's passions though the family nucleus is definitely amazing. Certainly a pleasure man. Thank you so very much Shoot the tagline again. And we'll wrap like pack line. You can find just by looking up eight and then my email address while my instagram. All my handles outer cousteau That's a. r. e. k. u. s. a. an underscore mecca. So it's eric on maiko or you can just look adriana congress. You're gonna find me one hundred percent. So i appreciate you for having me on that show. It was a pleasure talking about the journey on the book. I am triathlete s me. Yeah yeah me gotta stuff. Here ago. You see the digital illustrations all done on my fat. And then like the topic of discussion on working on a book As coming out. Soon i am a triathlete with the author. Nia and you can find her online as well. We're really excited. Sure that project with you guys. Yeah definitely man. Thank you very much. Enjoy the rest of your day..
"meka" Discussed on Behind The Wheel Podcast
"Paris switzerland. Why would cloud beer. Getting coming back to montreal. Give it up for azriel mcadoo. I'm excited to to have own that. Everything is okay. And i seen the illustrations on a new book so i wanted to give him wanting to get you on the show so folks if they were interested they have a book project or something own. They have their dreams and they want those dreams to be brought to life. Do the new so tell always a little bit about yourself how you got started. Yes i mean as he said my name's drill. I am originally from montreal quebec canada. I left canada when i was four. Lived in the states house in kansas for a bit moved virginia to live with the grandma for a bit than my grandma was good. We moved to move to hawaii. Did high school in georgia. And then i did college in savannah georgia at savannah college of art and design and lived in switzerland for big mama's living in there and finally decided to come back. I worked at apple In atlanta and transferred with apple to apple in montreal. And i found the way back home keeping up with the the art ever since and my dream basically is out like drawing. I've been on the whole life from when i was little. I was always making little things. Drawing little things and my family is huge. Movie goers like every single week out of the month. We had the friday night what movie was coming out with theaters and basically that developed like into family culture. Some out love of movies in my love of art came into like a love of film. And i just like storytelling and things like that. So storytelling beyond to have basically mindset of like i can take a story and worked hard to execute that story with my hands and i would develop characters melts stories stuff and i just loved sharing that with people essentially like i love storytelling and i liked the aspect of putting stories together myself and you know like taking things that i would get inspired by and asking myself what would this look like if i created it so i started putting together i started you know understanding that it's simple practice the idea to the execution and i would put my art out there shirt with the world in gradually you know people started saying going on over there you know. I got a lot of support from franz. Let us four from family and a new family. With one of the first books i did. Actually gary agreed inventor than other author occur our which will on amazon stuff as well and yes the same thing you know have vision. I have something i want to execute. But i need someone to help me execute it. And she said she liked the illustration style a draft contract when we worked on a. I'm a triathlete. I like the cause and two months later. Basically maui got something. That's really creating some momentum so pretty yeah yeah it is exciting to see me and i was like wow. She hit the goal already. Give by signed copy here and drove boosters. This is amazing. You know you'd think about bill. Shrimp and podcasting and the two don't necessarily seem like they would would mix but i came across an. I'm trying to hope in this bag. I came across a author. Jessica abled ira. Glass is one of the legends like radio and he's like trance help to transform shape the sound of borneo and she's a. She's a cartoonist. But this whole book is like she cartoons. I'm gonna have owners so just just being able to take your ideas seeing something in your headman putting it in paper and bring it to life. That excites me. So yeah i wanted to be able to to have you on on the shows that you can share your passion I'm going to assume that you're you're you're matt person Just make that assumption. I could be wrong. Maybe something correct. Yeah i'm mike. I like all my art on my ipad. That i have here everything. That's what's so amazing is like my whole life. Career basically is from this ipad. it'll screen use. An app called procreate denial associations on him out from there. I got my mac book. That i'm talking to you on right now and then. Yeah you've Video editing animations stuff. And i love doing music like united talked before so i took a lot. Secretive now Yes he was going to have some flora sounds like a. I've got some time. I don't know what type of mellow music you would suggest to to set the mood but to hear that you have this. This idea is love and passion for drawing and so. What did your parents thing. I think honestly. I'm glad jazz that. Because that i think parents were probably the biggest motivators because my mom she from a young age. She wanted to always told her dad. I want to be in the stars. I wanna go on be an astronaut. And obviously you know there was a lot of what's going on. What's going on. my mom. Went to montreal She studied to be an aerospace engineer. She made a flawless career out of that. And now she's since gone manifested it into a business. And that's what took her to switzerland right to work and she showed me that you can do it and what she always told me was. It doesn't matter what you do. We're going to support you. You know as long as it's not illegal of course but that disclaimer. Got a lot of you know we're going to support you is someone visiting. I said no bets. But we're going to support you. No matter what no matter. What should you make sure that you do it. One hundred percent and you give it your all so my struggle was not Making sure i was accepted with what i did. It was making sure that what i did was what i really wanted to do. And with a new always drew from a young age. No matter everywhere. I want you know. Allen moved to the states. I was at canadian kid and it was awesome getting to be like four hundred and talking about the differences and stuff and then when started drawing. I was that canadian kid that drew and it's funny because of all the places i've lived united. Tell people my story and have been in all these different places. They're just whoa like. How did you adapt. How'd you etc. I say my constant was no matter what i had that. Creativity had driving off everywhere. I've lived the people that have come in contact with Whiskies me will tell you that. I was that kid that drew there and it's amazing because they've all been able to follow the process either process. See them going one hundred percent and you know i'm a big believer of that statement of if you Do what you love. Then you're never going to be working in your lives and it's like i do what i love one hundred percent and i'm seeing the fruits of the labor basically you said you traveled around us it with the tech z. But that's only fbi cia. Everyone thinks everyone thinks military every single place on a different reason. And i've always just been very open to new beginnings and starting new things them was always like you know my constants got used to be like montreal is the home because i was born here I was fortunate enough to be old enough to actually retain french. So where i moved house able to hold out as little piece of course and i could always say yeah. Montreal is like my rockets. Like where i'm from but after a while living in all these different places and stuff. My mom helped me find that.
"meka" Discussed on Behind The Wheel Podcast
"Let's see i got him in. Should be good to go. So i gotta ask you because the practice is behind the wheel. Are you always behind the wheel lessons in baltimore in the inner city. I was present. When the freddie gray riot occurred actually earth city in america. Sue come up with a essentially legal way too thin african americans property ownership within white residential areas mission is to sided marketplace very introduced artisanal merging a browns mainly snack grounds.
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"Before they started our coding bootcamp to Just under fifty thousand dollars a year in income after they graduate and replaced. I that's really great thing that strikes me about attack in about when someone enters tech is not only does it give them a sense of power of creation of of stepping into their own power as someone that can make something but it also is the beginnings of generational wealth. Isn't it it is. Yeah an up ring in two things up there right. Not only Generational wealth but creativity and many people think of tech people as not being creative. And i think that's nothing's further from the truth right that You can be as creative and expressive in as software developer as as a tech producer as you are in any other discipline In you know in fact some some companies like apple and others have been various at Creativity inexpressive nece it through technology And then A memory like an old man the other point did you made the racial wealth racial well. Thank you And that is that is. The tech sector has grown to become the largest sector of our economy now and we at the look at Six of a five of the top six largest companies by market cap in the in the world today five of them tech companies right and so Only saudi aramco beast outright and so And so it is. It is definitely An equalizer with respect to getting access to generational wealth because of the entrepreneur ship opportunities..
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"The car. example and that kind of philosophy is expressed to the kids and the adults they go through the programs that you have a co crew. Because it sounds like what you're describing is systems thinking you can get into the car and start driving around but if you really think about the systems involved from the traffic robots that you're going to be passing in the computers behind that there's a lot going on that we can either take for granted or we can peel back a layer and then this there's computers and algorithms and data structures underneath our everyday lives. Were there is and and those things are not decreasing in our lives are increasing. And and i think that's all the more reason why computational thinking needs to be further integrated into our educational system from much younger ages than than college You know we are active members in the cs for all movement That's a great organization based out of new york. They have annual summits saw we in fact we convince them to have their next moment in memphis next year right But but we all believe whether the for all code crew co dot org of that computer. Science is foundational computational thinking is foundational f for the reasons that we're we're stating that That these things are increasing pervasive in our lives. We need to understand these things in terms of how they work As well as you know for those who choose this as a career or choose to be an entrepreneur they can pursue that and for those who don't They still need to understand it. Plus when you look at the pillars of computational thinking like pattern recognition algorithms You know Decomposition of large problems in the small ones or abstraction those kinds of concepts. Those things actually benefit you know. They're not limited to computer science benefit across multiple subjects. And so the the world that we're in Just increasingly demanded a. I liked the example of life photosynthesis or electricity. We teach those things in school right. Everyone all of us learn those things in school. And that's because they're relevant to our lives right now. I am not a biologist. I'm not a doctor right. But i still. I still understand photosynthesis right. I am not electrician software developer right but But you know my my oldest daughter's in college right now. Studying she's premed. She's not going to be an electrician or electrical engineer yet. She lecture and so We've reached now a point. Where where computational thinking You know understanding that approach to solving problems is just just a necessary foundational..
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"Science of which software engineering is his is one of the disciplines there. And but it's not the only one i think You know so. That's that's that's why you know. I do see the value in a computer science degree. Because you still get that breath of the of the field even though you're going to select one aspect that you're going to probably spend most of your life doing so that's want to you. You know when. I when. I think about 'gate-keeping. Sometimes i think to myself well. I'm glad that that gate was there. I clambered over it or i picked the lock or whatever. I did when i wanted to drive in the in the late eighties and i learned to drive mid eighties. My dad said you can't drive unless you learn how to drive a stick shift you have to use a manual shift car and you can't drive until you change your oil and you can't drive until you can change a tire. Where is let in twenty twenty. I've got my son is going to be in two weeks old enough to drive. He might just say. I wanna take an uber and my gate keeping if i decide to tell him. He has to change a tire and fix the oil to when he's going to be in an uber. You see the analogy or someone who's joining in tech. Should i insist that you can't do. Html until you can write a compiler with lexin yack right. I see that and that's a great analogy of Yeah i mean the the the thing. I mean there's so many opportunities and the spaces. Oh broad and the the The talent that we need is still not sufficient in number right on people that can do these skills that we we ought to again have conversations and evolution if you will of how we're developing the talent that we need You know in practice as reality and all of a skilled talent right. it's not unskilled right and so you know so. It is worth revisiting. What should the one on one courses be. Sh- what should the gates be in terms of what's required right In that's always been an evolution of this industry right up when i came into college of the class before me was required to take database class. The class when i came in we were no longer required to databases even though ultimately impractical east databases But we had a a an additional course that was required so there's always been out But but i think that you know we. It's it's almost more intense now. Given how pervasive software is in all of our lives. I'll tell kids all the time in our program that not drive a toyota prius. It's got like thirty. Plus computers in it or something right in In so that's the software as you know there's not a day that goes by that For the most part in american doesn't engage software and increasingly so a does not a day that goes by that human does gauge with software My father father's from nigeria. And i i promise you Softwares as everywhere in.
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"Be in a a big name for your school or a smaller trade school or community college fails so many people what what what one on one level classes are. We teaching that people are just giving up on that keeps them from getting a long career and technology. Well i mean. I don't know if it's failing so many people i I mean it is some Like i said It at i don't think that is unique to computer science or software development. I think there there are challenges college for people across the board That being said when. I look at computer science You know you take a lot of math in a four year college for example four year degree and in practice using that math In as a software developer. I ninety nine percent of the math i did was algebra and so for some people who may be great at software and making getting machines that do things and efficient ways in very expressive and creative might run into calculus roadblock are in so said said that should that stop them become an offer engineer because they didn't do well in calculus i'd think so i think that we have room for diversity of of experiences as in software development that you know you don't necessarily have to have calculates do this while i'm a huge fan of calculus and i and i and i my kids laugh at me because i actually enjoyed calculus and so So those kinds of you know there's some additional requirements for four four year degrees than I think are you know any knowledge. Any additional knowledge is helpful. But is that always necessary for some of the roles that we need filled in tech That's now that's a worthy question. It is a challenging question. As well. Because i am ashamed but also not ashamed to say that i had to take two solid runs a calculus and it almost broke me and i can also say declared that. I am a good programmer. And i've enjoyed a long career and i have been you know better than mediocre in my programming but didn't snap from me and it almost broke me and when i finally got out with a c plus calculus. I was like man. I i hope. I don't have to do this every day. Now if i was making video games and doing matrix tramps transforms. I'd be doing some different upper liver up upper level algebra but in thirty years of programming. I haven't really bumped into calculus on the regular but it was absolutely required and it wasn't just one class. It was a full year of of of math. That almost prevented me from getting my my degree. But i don't want to to to to say the calculus has no value in that. We shouldn't try. At least you know right exactly and and what. You're an excellent example of what. I'm speaking of right You know wasn't your friend necessarily you hear you But you still were able to have a successful career in space and so i think kinds of barriers. We ought to reexamine in. I'll we're producing the talent that we need. And that's why again. I think we ought to have an approach that there. There's a comprehensive set of alternative methods or companies have set of methods for achieving careers in the space that are not limited to just the traditional path. Even though that's the path i followed you. Call out something. A few moments ago about the difference between computer science and software engineering. That i feel is worth digging into a little bit..
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"Code crew. Our adult program is actually housed at the local community college. Southwest tennessee community college. And so those. Who are coding. Bootcamp can up to eighteen hours of credit towards an aa degree from well c- community college and so am i definitely encourage them to take advantage of that. Earn ry Just so you don't want it to that ceiling because most most of our students are from an underrepresented group. They're african american lab mix or female ninety percent of them are in so that is So that's the reality. I tell people all won't not all the time. I've said from time to time that the stores like yours have i've i've said as i spent nineteen years of the software developer so i've seen lots of stories sort like yours i've seen Quite a few y do that on my list of of of african americans. I've seen do. That was a short one until we launched. Our coding bootcamp indeed indeed narrative but but But this is a lot of work to do yeah. I found that once. I had moved out of the neighborhood and put a suit on where i came from mattered less. That was my privilege. And that's what enabled me to basically avoid those questions. Well my black friends would even go back and get a masters degree to get that that that respect. They deserve an album on us. It was a big motivation for me to earn a master's degree at stake that i have a master's degree in computer science. It recognizing that reality But of course. I did that. Back in nineteen ninety-six. It's a different time than now to some degree but then again not all that different right so we definitely wanna make tech a place that is not going to require people to go over those hurdles. Unless they want to. And i really love that. You're combining the the best aspects of a of of a boot camp of a coating camp but the idea that you're also getting credit a to potentially go back into a is is really genius..
"meka" Discussed on Hanselminutes
"Seen in memphis. Whoa a. you're very kind. I definitely am one who preaches the gospel of computer science education to adults in memphis So it would co crew..
"meka" Discussed on Just Between Us
"Feel sad that's me feels that way I feel sad that I triggered Angela I just feel I. also worry about my response to trigger schedule because I WANNA, make it about me but I also lead it to acknowledge that I had heard her I don't know you do a lot signed. You did fine and also I think it will be I. Think I was really like. Honored and happy that she said something because I really like. This is such. A rare opportunity for this on this podcast right because like you and I, we made some comedy stuff like comedy videos whatever like people like them. But like the reason that we want to do this and the reason that like we have the guests that we have that aren't just like. Stand up comics. Everyone knows is because we we want to be sharing that we wanna be showing like that are. Useful and and learning an educational unlike showcasing voices and and you know it's not about like even quote unquote to our detriment in some ways you know what I mean like. I think I think it's important that we we don't make ourselves like omnipotent gods of this podcast who like can never make a mistake or who never need to learn anything. You know like I think also someone listening might not even right like, okay. Think about the person listening doesn't even know that. and. Then here's what Angeles said. They love us. They think that we are amazing Oh my God. An amazing person made a mistake that means I could make you know what I mean like I think it's like so I I just feel sadness that like someone as amazing as Meka feels like nobody cares when she wants to talk about you know and like I just feel like me saying, no, we do like I know that that's not GonNa fix the problem. So it's just like It's a sad. It just sucks. There's just like so much that sucks and. But. I also just I mean, obviously part of this, also that we're not going to get working with to Meka. This is..
Unraveling MiCA and the New Regulations Threatening Crypto in Europe
"That's that's enough about France. Let's because our list get bored with with all the stuff that's very specific to France. But let's broaden it a little bit and talk about Europe and where where there's a lot at stake here, and this is GonNa be the bulk of conversation. We're talking, of course, the digital finance package which was. Drafted and released in late September. So just for context, what are the high level principles of cryptocurrency regulation in Europe one of the major frameworks that cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency actors fall under in EU? Okay. There's Hugh big ways of regulating cryptos in your roof basically we can shit. Yeah. Two a way of regulating the first one is considering the that crypto assets are a securities. All of them and make them full into the financial regulation in general. So that's the approach taken by Germany and a few other countries. So if you are operating his. Exchange in Germany than you have to be a regulated. Financial Exchange that that's a that's as simple as that. So. That's the first the first way of doing it, which is quite easy to do of course, but can lead to some inefficiencies. Patient. Because the financial regulation is is very strong and very difficult to apply for a small actors like And then you have the countries that try to create a dedicated from Fokker to us. Already mentioned France of course did this but you have. Your mountain you're. They'll have like a crypto license. where basically you you described project and you you have specific allegation. That are adapted to the crypto asset and that may mentioned for example, custody this Kanye to the DESTIG- sector. So these are bespoke regimes that are created by national governments in order to help players and startups in the crypto space get started without all the encumbrances and red tape and everything of a very. Complex Regulatory Framework as exists in the financial space. That's a the LAKME. Exactly. And then on top of this. Irrespective of the of the local regulation, there's an obligation for each member state to. Put into place regulations on Koa mill for all the all the exchanges that David with Euro and all the custodians that's from a you regulation. So needs to be apply everywhere in the. And see the animals five. Directive. CRYPTOCURRENCY startups in Europe are regulated at a level by Amil Five, which implies at every exchange or custodian conducts L. Kyc on their customers but other than. Other than this specific. know-your-customer regulation there hasn't been until now a framework at the level to regulate things like. You know specifically how tokens are listed by exchanges or Stable, coins or things like ICO's until now, these have mostly been regulated at a local level. Executive okay. So let's let's now jump into this Israel finance package. What. Is this digital finance package that was released by the Commission and? How does it change fundamentally this this situation that we're currently. Yeah. So the digital finance package, it's a big badge very, very big. Named suggests it converse everything digital and finance, and the objective of the digital finance package is basically to make the EU competitive you know Narita where the financing finance is increasingly digitize so very broad and diverse. That's a lot of different regulations that covers a lot of different areas. But of course, what interests us is, if you QBC's of this regulation that will concern specifically the crypt assets industry namely the Mecam regime, a markets data sets. And then at the pilots regime for the security tokens, those are the two components that are specifically targeted to drip to assets in rural. So basically assets registered on a blockchain and. The idea behind this dysregulation is to consider the criticism very specific new as clubs. So it's quite zooming out to the approach that was taken by friends, for example, that the really considering the group that as as a different industry as the other ones and to create a specific set of groups. An spoke regime that will apply to those actors and to the staff teaching. So that that's what will happen and that's that's what the the regime sets since motion. Every single crypto assets ACTA in euro will be regulated by camp. And everything will issue of security token gay news, the pipe between, which is very specific some kind of sandbox Okay. So, when you say every single crypto currency actor in Europe will be regulated under Meka. I think we're GONNA spend most of this time talking about Meka because the one that concerns defy more so than the the pilot regime, but we'll talk about that but. When you say every single actor who you talking about here give us some examples of like who are the people who are the companies that are getting affected and regulated by this. Broadly speaking meka is the creating a new category vectors. The Cold Crypto said service provider. So shocked providing service whispered doesn't you fall into this category and it's very inspired from The financial regulation. So basically, the crypto asset service providers, the custodians. Trading Platforms Exchange execution of older reception and transmission of all those of us. It's so if you look at the different financial services in Mifid, which is the financial regulation, the Euro. Just, a cookie based basically adapted, of course, because there's the custody, but for the finance photo crypto has had sexto. So if you are providing service got an intermediary basically exchange, you help people by yourselves to assets, you advise them on guitar sets you will be a regulated under the regulation. So you all catch. and. Then there's a regulator about of the regulation that is focused on the issuance of quotas. Any issue of will also be regulated. What is the meaning of a for issuing protested? And there's specific. Dispositions on stable coins, and this is a very, very sensitive topic with a lot of pages of regulation just to give you an idea. The whole regulation is like a hundred and seventy six pages so to just on meteorology allergy and stable going bar is like a
"meka" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"Is the band. Good. Sad happy bad. Their new and is called shade and the Song we're listening to is called blessed. This is a band formerly known as Meka Chew in the shapes we've covered on NPR music in the past longtime ago. Good sad happy bad. Was the name of the band's last album that they put out in two thousand, fifteen Meka Levy is still in the band and. They were the lead singer and the previous incarnation of this group. They've got Rice Akon on lead vocals. Everyone is writing the songs together and I think they really wanted to make clear that this was a completely new effort where they're all part of the creative process and I think they came up with such a weird. It's just we can. We say Weirdo Rock and have it be a compliment asked? Absolutely, this music recalls bands like the raincoats, for example, just the the gleeful taking part of Song structure and reconstituting it. At that's what's happening here. It took my brain apart and put it back together. I I mean there were times when I. was like this is early black Sabbath. Girl Group or is Oh, it's the velvet underground mixed with haunted circus music or something. Well, that makes a lot of sense because what Michaela Levi's been doing recently is scoring movies and I think you really hear the influence of that work in film scoring within this music, but it doesn't sound. You know it's not like orchestral pop or anything. It's just that the textures are so complex within a structure that's also just superfund punk rock. The Band is good sad happy bad. Their new in is called shade. All right. Let's go next to a new one from the band deep sea diver. They've got a new one called impossible wait..
"meka" Discussed on Babes and Babies
"Resources in order to clean those diapers that sometimes the the good outweighs the bad. So I was on a mission to create an ethical diaper that was gentleman. The environment. And the. First Feeder Certified Diaper God. Sprouted was born. and. We are right on MEKA's for launching. So this is been a all sorts of happening while becoming a mom this first year. That is so crazy. 'cause I mean becoming a mom is like a total transformation in itself just even I feel like. I. Don't know how it was for you but I guess for me it's like all of a sudden I'm a mom and it it didn't feel weird calling her my daughter which I thought maybe it would at first because like when my husband got engaged the first time you say fiance it sounds weird you know and you're like, oh, I'll have. To get used to that I say husband but then it was immediately like Oh my daughter and it didn't feel like a term I had to get used to it just like fit but then it's like I don't know how to be a mom. You know like they hand you this kid and they're like garrod good luck take care of it and. You know. So you're learning so so much like how? How were you able to do all of? A, while like learning to become a mom. I'm honestly not sure.
'SNL' returns to mock the presidential debate
"Saturday night live opened. Forty six season on Saturday evening with Alec Baldwin who was President Trump Jim Carey made his feature debut as Joe Biden people seem to love them. President trump has already introduced himself. So let's not welcome the Democratic candidate. Boo. Former vice president of the United States allegedly. And senator from. Delaware. Not even a real estate. Joe Biden. Mr Vice President it looks like you're ready to debate joe absolutely not. But I've got the beginning of forty six PM tastic ideas I may or may not have access to. Now, let's do this. Hold my bladder. Let's get at it. s just such a perfect trump but my rudolph, she was back as Kamala Harris both of you the stops right now. All right. You Look at me Donald you do not. Treat my joe like that. Nice point. Roy. Let my mother go to work. Show is hosted by Chris Rock did have a live audience of about two dozen masked first responders. This is how Chris Rock opened the show. Before. The elephant. Room. President Trump's in the hospital. From covert and I just want to say my heart goes out to Kobe. Meghan tally used her debut as a musical guest on snl to call out Kentucky Attorney General. Dino. Key. Daniel Cameron. Excuse me she played audio from Malcolm X. and to Meka Mallory during her performance to slam the handling of the Briana Taylor case and also had some words scrolled across her backdrop as well.
GM-Nikola Deal in Flux
"Three weeks ago on this show, we talked about Nikola, the electric truckmaker because. On Day, shares of Nikola were more than thirty five percent on the news of its partnership with General Motors. That was a lifetime ago. The deal was supposed to close today. That's not going to happen in terms of closing today and. This seems like a story in Flux Maria because a couple of hours ago I was looking at that. The available information and thinking to myself well, I think I. THINK GM is backing out of this deal. We had the whole thing with Nikola and the founder Chairman of the board resigning immediately. Deleting his social media accounts, allegations coming out and it, and it seemed like. A couple of hours ago. Maybe Chan was just backing off altogether. Now it looks like they might be just negotiating better terms because shares of Nikola were down first thing this morning. then. All of a sudden. They spiked up eleven twelve percent Where do you think this is going? It's really interesting. So Nicola is has ambitious to make electric and hydrogen powered trucks. They want us and lease battering hydrogen-powered semi trucks, tip businesses for anyone who wasn't sure what the company did. So what this deal was supposed to be was GM would get two billion and Meka ls stock paid for with services and various. GM. Parts and components and GM engineer and manufactory manufacturer the manufacturer, the battery and Fuel Cell Versions of Nicholas Badger track. So at that time when they were talking about three weeks ago. which. Feels like a lifetime ago two billion dollars was an eleven percent stake because Nikola at one point, their values over thirty billion, which is larger than Ford and now the market cap is less than seven billion. So that two billion went from an eleven percent stake toe mustard over a twenty percent stake. So it's interesting if they're negotiating different terms, what that will look like going forward because two billion is now a much more sizeable chunk of that company than it was a week or two weeks ago. Yeah I mean just in terms of Nicholas stock three weeks ago on the show we when we were talking about it, it was fifty dollars a share today it's below twenty even with this little bump up. That we're seeing and it just. I want to give the benefit of the doubt Mary Barra the CEO of General Motors and her team. Because she's a very experienced you know for for whatever you think of GM, the company and whatever you think of the stock and from a stock perspective, it has not been a particularly great place to be over the last five to ten years. That being said, she's an experienced professional in this business. So I wanNA give her and her team to benefit of the doubt. I I look at. Everything that is unfolding. And I have the thought that I've had at various points in my life as an investor I look at a either an individual company or just an evolving situation and I just conclude there too many question marks here. There are just there are too many unknowns there too many question marks I kind of want to wait for the dust to settle to see what the new terms are. If the deal actually closes and then see where think shakeout. Yeah I think Nikolas definitely more of a speculative investment since a cart and they haven't actually manufactured car yet but I will say, I, am on the side of I really want them to do. Well, I hope that a deal works out with GM, because I think the future of electric powered vehicles is one that we're moving towards I think it's one that I would like to invest in I. Think Right now betting on them is completely speculative because you have no idea what they can produce but I do think it's important to note that within all of this is shown that there is a. Demand, they had an order for over twenty five, hundred electric garbage trucks from public services they there was an order I over fourteen thousand tracks from Ab Inbev which are planning to use them for long haul deliveries from breweries to distributors. So I think it's important to note that no matter what happens with this company specifically I think this trend is one that's going to have a lot of tailwind. So if I was working at GM and I wanted to be a part of that I, don't think this is a bad option I. Don't think that this deal is necessarily completely a bad idea for GM.
'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says
"There were protests in cities across the country last night and more are likely this weekend after what happened in Kentucky on Wednesday. That's when the State Attorney General announced. There would be no charges against any officers for the shooting death of Briana. During a botched narcotics rate Taylor was twenty six years old the only charges brought against one officer who shots went into another apartment. I was reassured Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system in the police in the law that are not may to protect US black and Brown people. But when I speak on it, I'm considered an angry black woman. But no this I am angry. Taylor's aunt. Bianca Austin read a statement today in Louisville on behalf of her sister. Taylor's mother to Meka Palmer angry because our children are dying at the hands of police officers and I'm angry because this nation is learning that are black women dying at the hands of police officers and this is not okay.
"meka" Discussed on Prince: The Story of 1999
"With the revolutions breakups still fresh prince seemed to pivot in this period toward creating music for other people trying on different personas and personalities in the span of just one Meka Tober, he recorded songs for Deborah Allen Jill. Jones. Joni Mitchell who struggled to find yourself in the lyrics for the song prince pen for her emotional pump..
Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music
"So, we called up the Central Bank of Jamaica ask what was going on with their music video and they put us in touch with Wayne, Robinson in economist and deputy governor at the Central Bank of Jamaica. Hello Wayne you're here with us now thanks for joining us I very basic question. What does the Central Bank of Jamaica do okay. Have you heard about the fit? The US. I'm sure. Yes. The equivalent of the US Fed Meka. Responsible for overseeing the financial system. Are also responsible for monetary policy. The issuing of notes and coins so I was on twitter. kind of scrolling through very distressing stories and I saw something that you posted on the Jamaican. Central. Bank. And it was like. It was all these dancers and it was like it was like a music video. Yes, think you are speaking to our, what was I looking at? Okay, the government took a policy decision. As part of its economic reform program. Transitioning or monetary policy framework and our and our monetary policy strategy. To what is called A full-fledged inflation targeting strategy. This innocence see what you're saying now is exactly like that is the kind of language I expect out of a central bank right I mean, it's very, it's very technical. Word. And precisely you're. I think you're not alluding to the challenge we face then. How do we break down just what I said to you? In language that. Every single individual can understand and can appreciate. And that was a challenge. Tour Pr Department and one of the things nor Jamaica. You knew that we're a country that is renowned and we love music and the PR department. decided to try to capitalize on this to try to tell the story in a language that everybody's speaks and everybody understands that language is is music particularly Reagan music music videos with like dancing and like everybody's talking about inflation rates. Yes. and. It's the what is it the low stable and predictable inflation? Predictable inflation. And inflation just it's it's the amount that prices rise. So inflation really high that means prices are going up a lot and and people get really scared because they're saving starts to be feel less valuable. Also. Begin to worry. So, then they will then go back on their investments as well. So that will affect employment and growth I feel like for time at least at the Central Bank of the US, there was sort of an effort made to be as cryptic as possible. The idea of clearly communicating monetary policy so that everyone can understand like that's actually not that's pretty new. Roof central banks. To recognize this imperative. And, a number of central banks have tried to change their approach. But I think coming out of the global financial crisis where one of the major challenges encountered was that are traditional tools of monetary policy I. Think Right across the globe central banks recognize that we had to augment those traditional tools and in a context we're not sion's where the market expectations and with an auditor man's. Rations really matter a lot. The central banks came to the realization that the hot to then a just how they communicate in order to affect those very same expectations with our which are important. Central banks they're known for being very formal, very stuffy cryptic, and even though there has been some movement away from that like you guys have just gone like totally in the other direction I mean this is like speedy. It's like exuberant and fun and people are dancing at it's just like so it's like the opposite of everything I associate with central banks. That was a deliberate strategy because we're. At the outset, the first thing that we needed to do was to grab people's attention. Because other say economics monetary policy issues tend to be very critic very boring very to use your term Recoba crosses as has been very stuffy. So we had to radically change that. So this is the first step was to grab attention. And then the knicks fees then was to then try and break down don't issues to do that. We had to do something radical. I feel like one of the things that central banks really try to do it's very important for them to be taken seriously because there's a lot of trust that is necessary in a banking system. was there any worry that like this might make people trust the central bank glass that it might seem like less serious? No No. No. That wasn't our concern really because, okay. One thing you really recognize with a need to connect to people. You can't build that trust unless you create a bridge on this, you meet that connection. And so this was the main strategy that we thought was necessary to make that connection in order to build that trust. Do you think other central banks should take a page from you guys and be More fun more accessible or sure almost definitely. But the precise strategy the precise methode would be a function of the audience that they're targeting. Are you in? Are you in Kingston Right now? Yes. The capital. Yes. Are you working from home? Are you going to the office now Willa? Combination? Some days in some days I I work from home. One of the strangest thing is that coming into the office? You're virtually alone here. Because we have minimal staff that that comes in. Do you Miss Your Coworkers Oh? Yes. Oh yes. The coffee breaks the chops accommodate. Over coffee. Yes. That's sort of camaraderie dot a about various direct social interaction. And the two should know we are thinking of ways you know to. Sort of encourage this evening this virtual world. Well, thank you so much for making the time I. so appreciate it. That's that's my pleasure. Stacey. Yambio. Nation.
KUWTK Melts Down, and Kanye West'sTexting Injury
"Come to nightly pop and number one show right after the Kardashians go off the Air Nina Hunter we devastated how are we doing with this news end of an era? End of Era's GonNa be interesting to see how things unfold when nobody can make fun of Kim losing diving earrings right? Good Point Hunter you doing okay. This is probably really tough for you. It's pretty rough. It's been a rough couple of days for me personally, but I'm making it through I understand don't worry about it. We're here for if you need any counseling on it. We have to kick things off with the end of an era. As you said, yesterday news broke that keeping up with the Kardashians is coming to an end early next year after twenty seasons. So let's take a look back at all the heart warming moments. came up in the Ocean Thun. Center. I will literally you up. My daughter's sleeping ever come at me like canceling. Punch your face don't. Really Stop. Court and not be. So you know with the stick up her ass, the least exciting to look I don't want to. Be Accommodating to the people that actually do don't. Hurt you don't do that only God. Thanks firmly though with your badly that no one could afford. Would you stop taking pictures of yourself your sisters going to jail? Do we think they're saying off the air. What do we think is happening? Okay. So here's my theory I. Think keeping up with the Kardashians is definitely going away but I don't think the Kardashians are leaving reality TV. I think you know rob has been kind of in and out of the out of the season's over the last few years Courtney has expressed that she doesn't really want to do. It anymore, we know Kylie is doing her thing I think it's going to be a more condensed version with the new name but I don't think the Kardashians are leaving reality TV I mean honestly like one of the most iconic moments for me and watching the Kardashians when chloe was going to jail and Chris was like, Kim can you stop taking photographs of yourself like your sister's going to jail? That was a good one I. Think that they are you know listen if they've given us a lot of content you know over the years I can't let you know with the whole fight where Kim said Courtney was at least interesting to look at like though that was pretty jarring. Tennessee. So they've given us a lot to talk about Babb, de que they just kind of changed the way reality TV was done in a big way and I don't think it'll be the same moving. Forward, I am I heard twenty, twenty, one season finale is GonNa be incredible that it's going to be your the season finale is GonNa be incredible? It's GONNA be amazing. Nonetheless, I have to say when I heard this news yesterday I was like you know what it seems like it's the right time and then as the day went on, I was very affected by it. I was like what am I without the I was I was like it's one. Live, it was always there if I needed it also coming to an end. Kong as nonstop texting. He posted this x ray on twitter from the hospital saying he had to get a cortisone shot and mixed in with a little light. Because of too much texting brow thoughts, guys what we think too much texting. Are You texting too much? I feel like we all might have to get these shots. I. Actually have. Little indents on my fingers from from using. You guys have that yet but like my pinkie finger has like a ended because of the way I hold my phone. That's kind of like a permanent thing now I think so I do feel like with these phones we we all using them. So often that it is doing things with our hands I, I have gone the hand cramps as well. I don't have the INDENTS, but I've gone the hand cramps and I know you guys hate here but just turn off your phone for twelve hours a day. It will make your life Meka just give it a go. Dog I got a job to do that. Job. I'm sorry. Yesterday hundreds like needed I. Really all we had to schedule something. We're so slammed hunters like, Oh, I can only do it this unlike hunter what are we got going on? Daily. For two years has never done daily pop one meanwhile the rest of us. Again say. Never, once the representation you have, it's unreal I I had some good ones but Jesus they worked
"meka" Discussed on Masters Decoded
"Stuck. Are for the Long Time Great. Thank you for being a sport I think and being honest that happened fire. Honest. Yeah I'm sorry. I couldn't one word. Not. That's okay. You're being honest to the concept. So thank you for that. I. Is just on that note, like if you have to give advice to aspirin whether these are individuals who want to start their own beyond their own. Home you know they are. Like you said, they are facing the corporate bone our our. Passion to do something on their own or do what you're doing like started today magazine what advice be to that? I think from whatever has said so funny thing like I mentioned them because of the greatest, not doing it earlier. Where we want you to right now I think they should just both of it. And they can say. Too Short. Working for somebody as they can be give it a shot, Meka Kaplan I. think that is something off into the respective of the financial success on your company. You are not going to grow giving you a sense. To. Taking Johnson. And Baking on your resolving food idea. Beaker if you haven't. You think that. is going to help anyone. If. That is needed in this today hopefully, just do it. I think I also go forward even if you don't highway supporters. I think. I have been also be this learning that the all these big. You know to see that all my bank balance, the EXCITE THEY WANNA. Let me have you known. Support me let me have who'd industry support. Becky. Inspected anyway. That could be Magli things that happened in support we come as you go along. Thank you for that. Nice message, and on that note follow it's been great having a conversation with you Thank you. My pleasure. Love chatting with did not see Laker podcast Chatting with a friend. So thank you for that and. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule. You I. I didn't realize all the things you do and taking an hour from your busy schedule. I really appreciate that. So and best of luck and all the love to the to your babies at. Your dog. So probably when he beat, I would love to see them. Since he thanked. For the. I really had figure. Stick up. Thank you for listening in. And close yet another episode of pastas decoded. Enjoyed the episode please you can help us out by shining it on social media. I would personally appreciate that. It's how we can reach listeners and the more listeners we have the more awesome guest I can get in touch and convinced to participate in these conversations data joy to have for me and I, hope they are joy for you to listen as. You can also help a lot leaving reviews on itunes or your podcast of choice. Reviews are surprisingly helpful and supporting the podcast get to more or less news. If this episode has included you I would request to subscribe to the podcast to stay up to date. And get notified to the future episodes. With that I bid you and see you in the next episode..
Interview With Skye Pillsbury
"I'm sure it's fine. So without further ado, let's talk a little bit too sky about leaving inside podcasting like she just made the announcement that not only was this her last season but that she would no longer be writing for inside podcasting which I don't know if you guys know this but unlike hot pod and Pod News, Sky Actually works for a company that has asked her to create inside podcasting. It's not her own is not of her own fruition. So what came about that made you decide? No Moss. So I have been percolating in my brain for a few months I had actually talked to inside about it about three months prior and. I feel for I say that I'm super grateful to inside it opens so many doors for me to meet so many interesting people you included and so I loved the experience of writing for them but it did feel after two years like I was I was really pouring my blood sweat and tears into the podcast and the newsletter. It just felt like I was every day that I was working for them and building this thing for them. Felt like a day that I wasn't building something for me it didn't feel that. Way In the beginning but once I, sort of like established myself a little bit I just had this nagging feeling that it was time to do something new and I don't know right now exactly what form that is gonNA take but I will be keeping people posted about that on twitter and there's a few different things I'm craving one could be more ownership over something that I create one could be working with more of a team because it was very much a solo effort and sort of crave like that's why doing this. PODCAST with you guys, it's so fun for me because you're my friends and it's it's you know the sense of community that I haven't really had and you know it would be nice to get paid more. You know no one goes into journalism to make a million dollars. So I had all of that. The other thing which I think is fine for me to share is that Jason who is my boss? He's the founder of inside wanted and had been sort of hammering me for a few months to make eight paid newsletter. He's done that with a lot of the other newsletters that inside produces an I really didn't want to do that I didn't feel that my readers were the kind of years that necessarily that all of them had like extra funds to spend on newsletters that you know is my news are critical to your workday probably not it's. It's a nice fun thing to read but I also didn't want to be writing a newsletter for like the twenty people that pay I mean I don't know how many people it would have been we had. Eighteen thousand subscribers so maybe it would have been more, but the point is that what I WANNA do is to write for a big audience of people who love podcast, and so that was another had staved off for months and I knew that it is certain point I wasn't going to be able to do that anymore. So that was a big reason to for me. To say I think I need to you know it's time for me to strike out on my own I have no, there's no bad blood. There are no hard feelings. Jason is a total work, but in a weird way I, kind of love him too and I definitely am appreciative to the company and everyone that I worked with they're just as your friend. I you've never. Said anything bad about Jason that I can recall. You've always said nothing but nice things about him and it sounds like your dilemma is the dilemma of every entrepreneur whether you knew you were one or not. Eventually we all do that where even if you're already working for yourself like for me as a graphic and web designer I was working I was doing projects hourly. And at first, it was six yards and our, and then I was like wait in three hours only making one hundred, eighty bucks that's ridiculous and then I then you move it up and then you move it up and when you're working for someone else you don't get anywhere near what you would pay as a consultant and you're still like, wow, I spent eight hours there. And I made three hundred dollars and also I, didn't know work that I get to keep crap. You want your own body of work you want your audience and your traffic, and when you're talented, you know you're talented and when you're good even if you're not marketing like you know that you're good at your job and therefore wants to do it on your own behalf. So I totally get that and I think it's a big conversation right now within podcasting is that. Specific to podcasting a lot of people are producing podcasts and not getting the same kind of deals especially particularly, I. Think people of Color. Not Getting the same deals as other people are getting from the companies that they work for you know Britney lose from the nod has been very vocal about that as well as Meka Yousef created tell them. I am these are conversations that are out there happening my situation was different. I was under no illusion that I was going to be able to keep. Anything, but it is that same feeling of like you know it is weird for me. I have to say that they might continue that podcast and they'll be completely different homes and yet it really was like my creation and you know hopefully, it will always be out there but it's time for me to build something for me whether it's writing podcasting even freelancing I don't know it. I want to be more in control of my own destiny as an and I loved the interaction with readers and if I had to make it pay walled that interaction would have really narrowed and you know what I loved about writing. That was just like I had a big audience and people who wanted to engage with the and I. Hope
"meka" Discussed on On Purpose with Jay Shetty
"And so sometimes when we say well, this is my tight or the kind of guy or girl whoever it is that I'm attracted to what we're saying is we think and believe that this will make us happy? The their appearance that job. This status that whatever it may be will make us happy. And we don't question that we wonder why the plus let us down, but using your methodology the work as soon as we go back to. Were we thinking and believing at that time we started to write there. What we've caught and believed would make us happy. Is What MEKA's down? Now, but we were thinking about that human being. On was the cause of our attraction. Once we question what we were thinking and believing about the human being at it loses its validity really and leaves us in an open state of mind where we're. More able to see and hear rather than think over. Yes, yes, So said and that's. It's really registering in forever on WHO's listening watching right now when you're listening to this. I really hope that the repetition every case he keeps told me my thinking and believing. What are you doing? What are your beliefs? If you genuinely revisit those pivotal crucial traditionally moments of your life. Life you, you recognize that all of the pain and suffering that you are experiencing, holding onto comes from a belief that you're still holding onto some days. We're holding on for decades to believe that this person can still make me happy, and that's what we want them to back into our lives. We are owning onto. Believe that only that job can make me happy only. Thing made me a believe in in that one believe is encapsulated all of our suffering. Taking a suffering collision. And then when we get that job, we can't appreciate it because we're taking the thing same thinking into that job so really not a lot changes, maybe the money, but that's never enough either. It's so profound for me. It's really European today and I'm headed before from you but hearing European today, and really hoping ever listened feeling the same way every time you say, it's just going to step deeper and deeper and deeper in..
More states reverse or slow reopening plans as coronavirus cases climb
"Was another record setting weekend for new cases of Corona virus three straight days have some the highest numbers yet. A record forty six thousand cases, Friday, almost forty, three, thousand on Saturday and more than forty one thousand yesterday, Florida South Carolina Nevada and Georgia all reported their highest member of daily cases on Saturday with more than two and a half million cases in the US now reported and new infections, surging health and Human Services Secretary Alex. as are issued this warning. The window is closing. We have to act and people as individuals have to act responsibly. We need to social distance. We need to wear face coverings if we're in settings where we can't social distancing particularly in these hot zones. Right now several governors are rolling back reopening plans in Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Who allowed businesses to start reopening an early May shutdown bars and limited restaurant dining in. Amid a spike in cases in California Governor Gavin. newsom rolled back reopening of bars and seven counties including. Los Angeles and in Florida more beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the virus, as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings, one of those large gatherings still scheduled in Florida is the Republican National Convention in August which was just relocated to Jacksonville. Now over two hundred Florida, doctors have signed an open letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, calling on him to at least institutes, social distancing and mask mandates at the RNC. Joining us now is one of the doctors who signed that letter. Dr Carolyn mcclanahan who works at a clinic for the working uninsured also in the State Attorney for Palm? Beach County Dave Ehrenberg a doctor mcclanahan. What is the risk of the RNC taking place with people not necessarily having to wear masks and all clustered together I. Ask this because so far at trump events. They have removed stickers. To Guide people about social distancing, and they have clustered people together all chanting and waving their arms in a hot environment at least two that I can think of right now. I think it's possible to conceive that they would try and do this again in Jacksonville. How dangerous could that be for people as it pertains to the coronavirus? Well, this definitely can be a nightmare. One of the problem is when you get a bunch of people you can say social distance, but people don't social distance and one of the problems that has really irked me in Jacksonville's. Our mayor has not in had a mandate for face bass, wearing yet, and we definitely needed. Our numbers are surging in Jacksonville. I work at a clinic for the working uninsured. It's a free clinic and they are the servers at these. Bars Janitors, and they'll be cleaning up after people I'm so nervous that are cases are just going. Just search from all of this. Dave Ehrenberg. I'm just curious. After watching pences event yesterday. I believe it was in Dallas where there was a choir, a large choir singing all standing close together a I know at trump rallies. They had people sign a disclaimer saying that the trump campaign can't be held liable if you could track the coronavirus. AH, trump valley rally, but what about the RNC in the State of Florida If we get a surge in light of the RNC, is it truly not the Republican Party that could be held liable for clearly violating CDC guidelines violating science, and and the advice that has been given from the government about what it takes to stay safe from the coronavirus. Meka there could be some civil liability if you can specifically tie a case of coronavirus to that event, although the RNC would probably say a million different reasons why that person contracted coronavirus not are super spreader event, but as possible, but you can rest assured that attendees are the RNC. We'll be forced to sign the same type of waiver as the people in Tulsa. This is crazy and Dr Caroline should be commended in writing that letter, but I don't think it's GonNa make much of a difference when the individuals who are making the decisions here. The governor and the mayor of Jacksonville will be taking their marching orders on these matters from one person one person alone. President trump and president trump does not want. The convention moved again. He wanted in Jacksonville at the end of August, and he doesn't want people to be forced to mass because he doesn't want the world to see a pack convention with his supporters wearing masks, because president trump sees it as a sign of weakness, and it runs counter to his narrative of transitioning to greatness. It's sad that when it comes to public health that it is now politicized, but that's what we have in the year twenty twenty. Doctrine, mcclanahan Casey haunt has a question for you Casey. Casey Dr Good Morning. If, even if every precaution was followed, if every single person in that all wore masks, if were sanitizing everything after every event taking the extra time is it? Is it at all possible? This would be a safe thing to enter at all. Setting aside I mean we've seen those pictures from the rallies. The president himself fuses to wear masks. I'm not saying that these things will happen, but is it even possible to make it safe? No I mean you're asking for Nirvana for them to act like it's the perfect, and it won't be and so even with mask wearing. There is a small amount of transitions that can occur, and I just concerned that even if they do all the best things that with that many people, that's a lot of people for even a half a percent transmission to occur, though it's not gonNa work, and it just crazy. The Democrats are planning totally virtual convention. Why can't the Republicans can do that and I just WanNa? Be Clear here we are. We don't care which convention it is or whatever it is. There shouldn't be a convention putting all those people together. Dr Carolyn mcclanahan. Thank you very much Dave Ehrenberg. We'll see you once again later this week. Thank you as
How to Dream BIG
"So dreaming big I'm a big time. Dreamer I have a lot of friends who are big time dreamers. I'm realistic dreamer but I. Just believe that. If you shoot for the stars, you end up getting a lot right even if you don't get to the store you want to go to. You'RE GONNA get a lot more? If you shoot for the stars then if you don't then if you play small, you don't fly small. You're board place mall. You're born. Play big. Let me. Ask You a question. Do you still dream? About what you're going to be when you grow up. It's funny as I've gotten older I've never stopped that I never have. I get more excited, the older I get, and I find myself years ago when I was a younger guy when I was in my twenties and stuff I would. I would talk to people in their seventies and eighties, and they would say I still feel like I'm eighteen. And I never got it, but as I got older decade after decade after decade. I get it now. But one thing I've also noticed a lot of people don't have the dreams that they used to have. They're afraid to have them. They've forgotten how to dream. I still do that I still wonder what's GonNa be when Scott grows up and I'll let you figure it out, but I'm having a good time doing what I'm doing right now. Those visions. Those type officials keep hopping around in your head. Think about it for just a minute. Do they miss a reason? They're in there. As I've said many times before. If these ideas pop into your head, you got a couple of choices you can go. Do something about it sometimes scary. You cannot do something about it sometimes scary, or you can sit there on the fence getting spinners in your ass worrying about the whole time, drive yourself crazy for the next ten fifteen twenty thirty years. I highly suggest you don't do that. I want you to take those ideas on your head. Look at them and acknowledge him as a yeah. This is Kinda cool. So. They're popping around your head I. Want You to? Think about this. One is your big awesome motivating mission. What's your big awesome motivating i? Call Them Damn too big awesome motivating mission. I have goals like that as well. What's driving you? Where do you WanNa, go think about it inside and I will tell you this. In with ninety nine I really truly is ninety nine percent. I'll get people on the phone with coaching calls. I talked to people on the phone a lot all week long. I'm talking to people on the phone all over the world. And I will tell you. Uh Question. I'll say so. What's in your head? What's going on what really want to do? What are your dreams? Which your big awesome motivating mission and the global? No. I so I know you don't know, but if you did, what would it be? And then they go POW for the next ten minutes. They told me exactly what it is, and then if they forget it gone and I said, did you hear what you just said? Did you hear all that stuff? That just came out of your mouth. Yeah. We're there come from. the, smile on their face, peers I can hear it on the phone or seat on the call. So you have asked that question these visions in your hand. These things you want to do when you grow up what's driving you? What's at big awesome motivating mission? Mine is to do what I do. The Best I could possibly do knowing full well that if I do it really really well. Other people get all excited they Scott I wanNA I. Want what you've got going on there I won't come. Hang on to you a little bit. I wouldn't suggest it because I move fast is going to be unpredictable. I can be a radic. Sometimes I like to sleep in late on Saturday stuff like that. You probably wouldn't like all that stuff, but. What drives you Bam. What Dreams Excite you? Give you a feeling a happiness. I know that Scott. I can't do it I have this idea. Somebody really excites me I. Just be so happy doing that, but I can't do it. Why not? Why not because it scares me? Bam sure it does anything bigger than you. You never done before. It's going to scare you. What excites you though? Scares excites at the same time. Have you ever noticed how close to feelings are. Somebody screaming Oh my God. They're screaming. Let me say here. I come to see the day. Underdog is here. You go there, and you find out somebody's laughing hysterically himself. I thought you were dying. Laughing Fund Yukos cracking up. He cracks me up when he says that stuff. What's cares what excites you? It's kind of the same in that. Oh my God think about that for a second. Get excited your goal and yet it feels like you're fearful Bam. What makes you smile? When you think about doing it. It's that simple. Makes, you smile, you say. If I could get myself to Bam. I know it's in their. My question is. Do you have the nerve to? Admit, what's in there? Take a few minutes and figure out which Bam is and stand up. Take a SIP repeat Yvonne going to get what you want. Because I'M GONNA. Come over to your house and Meka. That's the case. Okay, I am.
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition
"Now a high profile math from Taiwan's main opposition party lost a recall vote over the weekend. So what do we need to know about it well? Ron Is the director of Oxford University's China Center joins US on the line. Now run a good off name. Thanks for being with us. Tell us a bit about this mare and tell us what this these moves over the weekend main. Will this is really a very major event. In Taiwan Politics Hungary the man who was recalled and has now lost his job as mayor of Kaohsiung. The second biggest city in Taiwan in the south was actually very popular figure he was actually the candidate for the opposition Nationalist Women Dang party. In last year's sorry. The earlier this year s presidential election, which was won by. The incumbent president tying one, and this means that he's essentially had a massive full from grace, a the reason essentially that he was put out for recall was that some of his political opponents argued that by running for president. He'd been neglecting his job as man, but I think that most people think that wouldn't have happened. Had it not been for the increasing unhappiness at the sense that his party is? Is relatively more friendly to mainland China and right now and certainly within the last few months. That's very voter unfriendly position to take in Taiwan politics well, indeed runner and I wanted to ask you a bit about that wide context, of course, if we go back to the start of the year knees, elections in the problems that the the the the opposition party had because of exactly that sort of. anti-china sentiment. I guess we can. We can call it. That it is all bound up together inextricably, isn't it? Eighty and it's become much more so within the last year or so essentially two things or two or three things have come together at once. One is that China is much a baking mainland China is much more hostile to the current incumbent government presidency, in Taiwan, which is run by the Democratic People's Party, which take Louis would like independence Taiwan, but they know that to put that forward openly as A. Direct plan would probably lead to a very very strong. Maybe military reaction from from China and China much prefers it when the other body equaling Dang is actually in an office. So that was one thing, but the other side was the sign. One who's economic record were was not all that might be was looking as if she was running for a defeat and then Hong Kong happened last year's protests protests in the. The streets against the proposed dishing bill essentially enabled her party to use a very convincing slogan. which was this call next year possibly Taiwan variance. Oh, that and that meant that? Essentially she had one office by placing herself up as a candidate who would not in any way bow to the demands of the mainland, which of course is now seen as an authoritarian and very aggressive state in the minds of many Taiwanese voters. Rona is something to learn I. Mean I think that point especially about the comparisons with Hongkong timings there of friction that we we've seen. Is it actually helpful to try and better understand what potentially the next steps could be in Taiwan with liquor, opposition, politics, or the balance of relationship with Beijing, is that genes truck to look to Hong Kong? Does that sort of muddy the waters yet further? It's it is instructive. Look at Hong Kong as long as understands the differences, and the most crucial one is the whether one likes it or not. Hong Kong is now a part of China's sovereign rule. It was handed back by us by the British in one, thousand, nine, hundred seven, and it is now part of People Republic of China will. Governance is overseen by treaty signed between the two countries way back in nineteen eighty five. Taiwan is different. It has never been reunified with the mainland since the. Civil War in China was one in Nineteen forty-nine by chairman. Mao Mounts Dome. But of course that separation has become more and more of a sore. That needs to be dealt with in the minds of the mainland Chinese. The differences that very much, unlike Hong, Kong Taiwan does have a not. Very strong, but certainly real promise of a certain amount of assistance Ritz on defense from the United States on the something called the Taiwan Relations Act passed in Washington in Nineteen, seventy nine, so there is a military backstop that might just might be used limits very unlikely that gives people in Beijing Portsmouth old in a way. That's not true for obvious reasons for Hong, Kong. Run I just wonder and at the risk of asking You impossibly complex question and not giving enough time to answer it. What! What's the next critical juncture to look for? If we look at this balance in Taiwan, is there a specific event is question of looking at what happens at the ballot box are there particular political Moose depend on on individuals, or is it that sort of that always tricky question? You know how the public decide to take particular developments. What do we need to account for in the in the weeks ahead? I think it's important to look out for language both on Taiwan, site analyst side of the People's Republic of China on the side of the People's Republic. You have to look and see if there's any indication that moving away from their standing statement that they would be peaceful reunification with Taiwan, always use that word now. What disappeared from one of the officials statements a few weeks ago, which caused quite a flurry, as you can imagine, but mysterious enough to what peaceful came back in the mouth of Prime Minister Meka Chang a couple of weeks later, maybe the there was a quarrel over, and it was reinserted, or maybe they just forgot if that changes again on. On the long term, it's not on the peaceful reunification that does make a difference and back anti one. You have to look at how far the wider population which of course is a liberal multi-party democracy where the mainland is not looks at this white, a question of separation. They are aware that Beijing said that their absolute blood red line is the Taiwan must not declare formal independence, but there is also increasing disillusionment in the wider population of Taiwan that the mainland really gets what it means to be a free multi-party democracy in the way that Taiwan is in the meeting of minds, very unfortunately doesn't seem doesn't seem to be very apparent. Right at the moment. Date Arana always get to hear from you that our friend from Oxford University, Rana meter, joining us here on the briefing monocle twenty
Trump signs executive order aimed at removing legal protections for social media companies
"Trump is going to get rid of moths once and for all. I'm talking of course about trump's executive order targeting political bias at twitter and facebook. He announced this sort of like off the cuff last night that he was about to make a statement and issue an executive order because he was mad that twitter at an an addendum to his tweet. About how mail? Mail in ballots are like all fraudulent and this is the first time twitter did that. Because they've been receiving like Meka Brzezinski is basically just been saying. Please stop accusing my husband of murderer trump at Jack. Please stop him to lead his account way and they're adding this kind of like this fact checking feature trump now and he is very mad about it and Is Response To. This is reading from these account era says President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has protected twitter facebook and Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users according to a draft executive order an assertion me. The situation news of the order comes after trump. Threatened to shut down websites. He accused of stifling conservative voices. Following a dispute with twitter after the company decided to tag trump's tweets with about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail in voting with a warning prompting readers to fact check the posts the order a draft copy of which was seen by Reuters could change before it's finalized on Wednesday officials said trump signing executive order on social media companies. Thursday the executive order would require the Federal Communications Commission's to propose and clarify regulations under section thirty to thirty of the Communications Decency. Act A federal law largely exempting online platforms for legal liability for the material. Their users post such changes could expose tech companies to more lawsuits. The order asks the FCC to examine whether actions related to the editing of content by social media company should potentially lead to the platform forfeiting its protections under section two thirty
CRISPR Office Hours with Hamid Ghanadaan
"However presently the new thing in everyone's lives is over nineteen pandemic most of us are working from home and a distinct to this new non but we know it is difficult especially for scientists whose daily routine is to work in the lab and now they after transition to award from environment so in this episode. We're going to do something. Different can have a crisper officer session a platform to come together and discuss the impact of Covid nineteen on science and scientist Kevin Harlan head of signs at Santiago and additive empathy. Vp of marketing. It's Anthonio will host the session and our special guest is how Meka Don. Ceo of the Liners Group. I hope you enjoy this episode and feed supported by the scientific community despite being confined to homes right now so let's get started. Good morning everybody. We're all actually working from if you will but more likely in reality were trying to work in poem through a crisis pandemic so my name's Kevin Holding I'm the head of scientists go so hopefully this'll be the first of many of these weekly chats we can do. We'd like to engage you. The scientific community and people working specifically either genome engineering or maybe a working in a different area science just interested to talk to us and let us keep you company through this time so awesome. Thank you hi everyone. My name is Hamid Gone. I'm the founder and CEO of the strategy and insights firm. Linus and we are focused on the life science and health and wellness industry and we provide insights and strategy and innovation for this industry. And I'm delighted to be here with our friends at San Diego and to participate in this crisper office hours. I'm very passionate about science and looking forward to seeing what I can provide to help. Everybody get through this time. Great thank you to meet in elementary myself. My name is empty and I'm the VP of marketing Ago One of the biggest reasons why unbelievable scientific community is just the power to invoke change the power to really push humanity forward and while we are in a pandemic. I feel this is one of those moments where we can get together as a community as humans and make a difference so as we're going through this there's actually some interesting things that meet in. His team have done in this pandemic to really understand the community. What we're going through in. How can support one another? Do you WanNa take a moment to start off with. That means. Sure I'll just very quickly tee it up so as all of these stay at home. Guidances and shelter in place guidances. Were coming out in the early half toward the end of March. My team decided to deploy a global survey about what's happening in how the life science community is feeling. And so I'm here with the initial results of that to share with your ten season and going forward and Kevin is going to ask me some questions about it and we're just gonNA share some of the key findings with all of you and will go from there great. Yeah Actually Hamida difficult question. Actually I about Linus the company Wide You. Call it minus. Thanks for asking. So I'm the founder of blindness in the company is almost twenty twenty four years old and I was looking to pay homage to one of the great scientists that had influenced me and my life who is Linus Pauling. And there's a couple reasons why he really stood out to me as somebody who is really unique is that he is the only scientists to win two unshared. Nobel prizes one for his work in Chemistry and then the other one. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his anti nuclear proliferation. Work and also what's unique about him is that he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a body of work that he had done not for a specific experiment and so he really struck me as somebody who is a renaissance person. And so I WANNA pay my loose on mosh to Linus Pauling and so and the name. Linus is easy to say. It's simple and I really liked it and so linus it is. I was hoping be Charlie Brown referencing there but I guess you know it's funny. You say that when I was doing research on the name it did invoke a lot of Linus Van Pelt. I think is the name of the Charlie Brown character and what I found is. I didn't know who this character was. I had to watch a whole bunch of Charlie Brown to figure out if this is a good person or not and I. I found him to be graded. He's he's a wonderful person. When people make that connection with Charlie Brown they actually remember the name of the company more and even if they've never heard of us they think they've heard about so. I thought it was all positive that that connection exists in even though that wasn't the original intention or the inspiration. I'm all very happy about it. Thanks for thanks for sharing that so I would say probably a lot of our audience. They're here most of them. I would assume are working from home. And they're not in the lab right now and so many of them actually will be genome engineers who are utilizing crisper for a bunch of different reasons in their research. Can you maybe tell us what inspired you to do this? Poll specifically now that we're entering this pandemic. Yes so my colleague and President Kristen Apple and I were actually on March twelfth on our way to a meeting here in Boulder and we received a call from the person with whom we were going to meet and that person decided to cancel the meeting and within a matter of minutes many of our meetings got cancelled and so we decided that we needed to find out what's happening within the life science community and to provide this information for the community for all sides of the community so the so that we can all understand and anticipate what's happening and more importantly for people not to make decisions based on panic or anecdote and so we want to provide at least some grounding on what's going on and what to expect so that decisions get made and better decisions get made and maybe even opportunities arise out of this. Pandemic that was the original impetus behind. We moved really quickly so I mentioned we had this experience on March twelfth. We launched a survey on March thirteen and we had an initial baseline so march thirteenth was a Friday and we had an initial baseline by the end of the day that Monday. And then we've taken to time points since then and we're going to publish the Knicks major time point at the end of next week so we're starting to look at how this thing is progressing within the life science community in what the community is doing. Great maybe when it started in and start talking about the work that you've done so we were able to gather just over a thousand respondents for what we're calling. The baseline study almost two thirds of the respondents were academics or working in university and then the remainder work in a variety of different institutions. Many of them private business like Pharma Biotech. Cro's and manufacturers of other