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Disney Plus Streaming Sets 'Artemis Fowl' Premiere Date
"Disney set the streaming -only premiere date for live -action sci -fi fantasy Artemis Fowl on its Disney Plus service worldwide, hoping it gives more juice to the subscription VOD product while all of the theaters are closed. Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh, will be exclusively available on Disney Plus beginning on Friday, June 12th. It had originally been set for a May 29th theatrical debut. Based on the best -selling book by Irish author Ian Culfer, Artemis Fowl follows the journey of a 12 -year -old criminal mastermind as he desperately tries to save his kidnapped father. Artemis must infiltrate an ancient underground civilization of fairies and track down the Oculus, the fairies' most powerful and coveted magical device, to pay the ransom. In a statement, Branagh said that Artemis Fowl would be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together on Disney Plus. Artemis Fowl stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role, alongside Laura Macdonald, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozzi, Josh Maguire, Nikesh Patel, and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. Branagh and Judi Hofflin are producing, with Angus Moore Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Connor McPherson and Hamish McCall wrote the screenplay. Amid the COVID -19 crisis, Disney has postponed nearly every one of its forthcoming movie releases, including Black Widow, Mulan, The New Mutants, The Eternals, Jungle Cruise, and Indiana Jones 5. The media conglomerate is betting that Artemis Fowl will draw more subscribers into Disney Plus, which surpassed 50 million paying customers worldwide in its first five months of service.
A highlight from Your-Weekly-Tech-Update-EP-134
"Hello everyone! Welcome to your weekly tech update, the show that explores the newest, coolest, and sometimes mind -boggling side of tech available on the interwebs. I am your host, Ray McNeil. Coming up on the program today, Google Meet video calls are getting a Zoom -like layout. Impossible Foods rolls out to nearly one thousand new grocery stores and supermarkets, and will take your mind off the world and put a smile on your face with this week's Moment of Joy. That and a whole lot more coming up on today's edition of your weekly tech update, next. Google Meet will undergo huge changes over the next few weeks as the tech giant rushes to make it a more viable alternative to Zoom. To start with, the video conferencing tool is now directly accessible from within Gmail for business and education users. Those who prefer Zoom for its gallery -like layout that can show up to 25 participants at once would probably be more excited to get another feature coming later this month. Google will roll out a new layout option that can display up to 16 participants. There's already a Chrome extension that can mimic the Zoom feature for Meet, but its official release means there's no need for a workaround anymore. The company will also enhance Meet's video quality in dim lighting and its ability to filter out background noise in the coming weeks. In addition, an upcoming feature will allow users to display a specific tab open on their Chrome browser during a call. Zoom recently enjoyed a surge in popularity due to a shelter -at -home order, but it suffered from various privacy issues that has prompted a lot of organizations. including several school districts in the U .S. to ban it outright. With these changes, Meet could become a new decent alternative to Zoom, especially since its premium features are free to use until September 30th. Disney set the streaming -only premiere date for live -action sci -fi fantasy Artemis Fowl on its Disney Plus service worldwide, hoping it gives more juice to the subscription VOD product while all of the theaters are closed. Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh, will be exclusively available on Disney Plus beginning on Friday, June 12th. It had originally been set for a May 29th theatrical debut. Based on the best -selling book by Irish author Ian Culfer, Artemis Fowl follows the journey of a 12 -year -old criminal mastermind as he desperately tries to save his kidnapped father. Artemis must infiltrate an ancient underground civilization of fairies and track down the Oculus, the fairies' most powerful and coveted magical device, to pay the ransom. In a statement, Branagh said that Artemis Fowl would be as proud as I am that families around the world will now be able to enjoy his first amazing screen adventures together on Disney Plus. Artemis Fowl stars newcomer Ferdia Shaw in the title role, alongside Laura Macdonald, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozzi, Josh Maguire, Nikesh Patel, and Adrian Scarborough, with Colin Farrell and Judi Dench. Branagh and Judi Hofflin are producing, with Angus Moore Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Connor McPherson and Hamish McCall wrote the screenplay. Amid the COVID -19 crisis, Disney has postponed nearly every one of its forthcoming movie releases, including Black Widow, Mulan, The New Mutants, The Eternals, Jungle Cruise, and Indiana Jones 5. The media conglomerate is betting that Artemis Fowl will draw more subscribers into Disney Plus, which surpassed 50 million paying customers worldwide in its first five months of service. That's been buoyed by its recent launch in India and eight Western European countries, along with the early release of Frozen 2 on the subscription service. In the U .S., Disney Plus is $6 .99 monthly, or $69 .99 for a one -year subscription.
A highlight from Congressional Republicans Lash Out At Gensler
"And at the end of it all, after dealing with several more non -answers from Gensler, an exasperated ogles closed the hearing with the call to open up the floodgates, hit him with subpoenas, get the information we need. The obfuscation, the not answering questions, I'm sick and tired of it. Dude, you wear tap dancing shoes better than Fred Astaire and enough is enough. It's time that questions are answered and that we have the information that we need. Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Thursday, September 28th, and today we are talking about Gensler's combative hearing. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on The Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, we had yesterday another hearing featuring SEC Chair Gary Gensler. This was a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing. And what makes this one a little bit more interesting, even in the Senate hearing that we heard last week, is one, it had some interesting lead -in in the fact that a bipartisan group had just sent Gary Gensler a letter encouraging him, in the strongest possible language, to approve a Bitcoin spot ETF. And two, it had the setup for some very interesting fireworks heading in. And indeed, that is exactly what we got. Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry set the agenda from the beginning with his opening remarks. He addressed Gensler saying, Last time you were before the committee, I voiced my concerns regarding your reckless approach to rulemaking, lack of capital formation agenda, crusade against the digital asset ecosystem, and unresponsiveness to Congress. So many things changed, so many things remain the same. Those are the same issues on the docket today. McHenry went on to accuse Gensler of doing nothing over the past five months to remedy the legitimate and often bipartisan concern expressed by this committee, adding that this is disgraceful and that their patience was wearing thin. Now, the Republican critique of Gensler's rulemaking agenda is that a huge number of rules have been proposed during his term without an economic analysis being performed on their cumulative effect. Regarding the crypto crackdown, McHenry rebuffed Gensler's constant assertion that the law is clear. He stated, your actions have created more confusion and lasting damage. Indeed, he said that contrary to the SEC's role of consumer protection, that Gensler's actions had, quote, pushed legitimate digital asset activities outside of regulated financial institutions where consumers are best protected. Keep in mind, this is all in the opening statements. McHenry went on noting that the SEC's regulation by enforcement agenda has been ineffective and has been on a massive losing streak in the courts. Still, the main point, the main thrust of McHenry's opening, was that it was unacceptable that the SEC had not engaged with Congress. Wrapping it up, McHenry said, the SEC is not above the law, nor is it unique. I do not want to be the first chairman of this committee to issue a subpoena to the SEC, and you should not want to be the first SEC chair to receive a congressional subpoena. Either we find a path forward where the SEC recognizes Congress as a co -equal branch of government and is responsive to our oversight duties, or my option is to issue that subpoena. It's time for you to consider the lasting consequences of your actions and what that means to the SEC's reputation long -term. While your time in this role may be temporary, the repercussions for your actions may be permanent for the agency. It was a fierce opening that sent the signal right away of what we were in store for. Now, a couple other quick notes around other opening statements. Democrat Ranking Member Maxine Waters used her time to rail against MAGA Republicans for pushing the government into a shutdown, and effectively defended the SEC's agenda on all fronts, and asserted that their rulemaking agenda was moving quote thoughtfully and effectively. Now, Gensler himself also got a chance to give an opening statement, and most of his time was spent on justifying the agency's regulatory agenda. He claimed overall that the rulemaking process had been measured with ample time and consideration given to public comment. Now, from there we moved into the question section of the hearing. McHenry as committee chair got to go first and used his questions to focus on Bitcoin. He asked Gensler whether he stood by his previous comments that Bitcoin is not a security, which Gensler evaded by talking in circles, never reaching a point. Notably frustrated by this process, McHenry snapped, I'm asking you to answer my question now. This is not supposed to be hard. Unable to get a straight answer, McHenry moved on to his point that there is currently no regulator with authority over Bitcoin's spot markets. He asked whether Gensler believed legislation should be passed to close that regulatory gap. To the surprise of no one, Gensler continued in his noncommittal manner, acknowledging the existence of said gap but failing to engage with the need for legislation. After that, McHenry left the crypto topic to press Gensler about when he can expect a response to document requests. Becoming ever more frustrated with Gensler's mealy -mouthed answers, McHenry said, This should not be the hard work of a chairman. You have 30 major rulemakings, but you won't even provide basic documents to us. Your unresponsiveness is non -compliance and we'll have to take action if you're not willing to comply. Now Maxine waters again as ranking minority member got to speak next. She, too, continued on the crypto theme, although she used her time to accuse the industry writ large of quote gross violations of the law that end in investors getting ripped off. She asked Gensler what the SEC has done to quote shut down crypto firms and whether quote crypto firms are getting the message. This, of course, mainly served to set up Gensler's usual sound bites. This is a field, he said, that's rife with fraud, manipulation and scams, and the American public is still getting hurt by the non -compliance in this field. Waters also used this chance to castigate Republicans who quote too often protect crypto firms. Now it was very clear listening to Waters that she wants the public to see the crypto industry as just Luna and FTX, to extrapolate them to everything and effectively shut the industry down. Now moving into the rest of the questioning, much of the substantive discussion centered on SEC staff accounting bulletin 121. Better known as SAB 121, this measure requires financial institutions to place intangible assets on their own balance sheet rather than in segregated customer accounts. The rule has been widely criticized for making crypto custody essentially unworkable for banks. Dissatisfaction was expressed from numerous representatives, including one of Gensler's usual allies, Brad Sherman. Sherman noted that the rule lumps all intangible assets together from real estate to crypto. He suggested that specifically designed rules for vastly different asset classes would be more appropriate. The most robust questioning on this topic, however, came from Republican Mike Flood. Flood put to Gensler that his staff did not consult with prudential regulators on SAB 121, which Gensler acknowledged. After stating that he had personally looked into this issue, Flood noted that the Accounting Standards Board had not published any guidance around crypto custody. This contradicted Gensler's comments from a previous hearing when he stated that the SEC was simply applying existing accounting rules. Flood said quote, With regard to SAB 121's potential effects on a bank's balance sheet, it's fair to say that fact pattern we have is that the SEC is not just going out of its lane, but it failed to comprehend the existence of any conflict with prudential rules. He suggested that there are only two explanations for this action. Either the SEC knew there was no justification for SAB 121 and chose to do it anyway, or that there were fairly obvious mistakes made during that process. Flood concluded saying quote, The case of SAB 121 raises the question of whether the SEC is compromised. Now, as you might expect, minority whip Tom Emmer lined up to take his shot with a series of rapid -fire yes or no questions. The main thrust of his questioning was around whether Gensler's history as a partner at Goldman Sachs had colored his agenda at the SEC. To get a sense of Emmer's opinion on this, just look at his tweet from yesterday where he said, Fact, Gary Gensler is not an impartial regulator, and his answers to my questions today prove just that. He's made a career of being relentlessly loyal to the largest institutions in America at the clear expense of innovation, competition, and everyday Americans. One example, Emmer presented Gensler with a quote he previously gave about bank executives being concerned about depositors moving money into crypto. Emmer asked, Can you assure this committee that your style of regulation by harassment towards digital asset innovation is to the benefit of every American and not driven by your desire to protect industry incumbents? At another point, Emmer asked whether Gensler believed that all crypto tokens were securities, which was, once again, avoided with a rambling noncommittal answer. And all of this built up to the big finale in which Emmer said, Mr. Gensler, despite your years of rhetoric, I'm convinced you are not an impartial regulator. Instead, it's clear you are working to consolidate your own power even though it means crushing opportunities for everyday Americans and, frankly, the financial future of this country. Even the federal courts are highlighting the damage you, sir, are doing to our constituents and they are telling you you don't have the legal authority to accomplish your goal of squashing competition in the financial markets. Now, while this was extremely satisfying to watch if you happen to agree with Emmer, in general, I find that this type of interaction is exactly why these hearings are so much about and not really about productive anything. This was a chance to articulate the Republican position against Gary Gensler. There's no real place for listening. It's about laying out a narrative. Now, in this case, I happen to agree with Emmer's narrative, but it still doesn't make for the most effective governance. Another notable line of questioning came from Democrat Richie Torres. Torres used his time to dig into the issue of whether crypto should be governed by securities law. He said, I worry that the term investment contract has become so infinitely malleable and I worry that when it comes to crypto, your interpretation of the term investment contract has no limiting principle and therefore could invite arbitrary and capricious enforcement action. Torres referenced an August report from six law professors which examined the history of the Howey test. That report had noted that no Supreme Court ruling has ever determined the existence of an investment contract scheme without recognizing one or more contracts underlying that scheme. When pushed to provide a case that contradicts this research, Gensler was unable to do so. When Gensler began to waffle, Torres cut him off, stating that, This is a question to which you should know the answer because the definition of an investment contract is the central issue. That's what determines the extent of your authority. That's what determines the applicability of federal securities law to crypto transactions. Your inability to answer that question is baffling to me. Switching tactics, Torres asked whether purchasing a Pokémon card would constitute a securities transaction. Gensler, as always, was unable to give a straight answer, stating that he would know what the context was, although generally he acknowledged that it would not be. Torres followed up by asking whether purchasing a tokenized Pokémon card would be considered a securities transaction. He asked Gensler if, For you, the process of tokenization is what transforms a non -securities transaction into a securities transaction? Gensler, of course, did not get to a real answer and just fell back on restating the elements of the Howey test. One other topic that you might be wondering if it came up was the Prometheum question. Prometheum was, of course, the first crypto firm to obtain SEC registration as a crypto brokerage, despite the fact that that licensing seems to give them no ability to actually offer digital asset trading. Prometheum is also minority -owned by a prominent Chinese firm. After Gensler failed to express any serious concern with the Prometheum situation, Congressman Ralph Norman noted that the SEC had taken 10 weeks to respond to a letter on the issue. He said, Andy Ogles brought the four -hour hearing full circle, saying, And at the end of it all, after dealing with several more non -answers from Gensler, an exasperated Ogles closed the hearing with the call to, So, what can be drawn from this hearing, if anything? Well, Gensler appears to be stubbornly sticking to his plan to evade document requests and oversight from Republican representatives. Over the four -hour hearing, there were few, if any, answers from Gensler that produced any new information or even, frankly, attempted good -faith engagement with the questions. Throughout the hearing, Gensler acted as if he knew there would be no serious repercussions and he could continue to treat congressional oversight as a joke. Republicans, for their part, are clearly fed up and ready to act. McHenry began and ended the hearing with a threat to subpoena the SEC and Gensler to compel a response to the numerous document requests that have gone unanswered. The threat seemed to carry little weight for Gensler, who seemed more than willing to allow that controversial action to play out. Now, on the flip side, establishment Democrats appear entirely disengaged with the legislative process and committed to the current strategy of naming failed crypto projects and demanding that the SEC continue its rampage throughout the industry. No senior Democrats appear at all concerned that the SEC is losing in court, as long as that litigation remains a roadblock for the industry. Representative Torres remained a bright spot and one of the few Democrats breaking with his senior colleagues. His questions showed a deep understanding of the legal issues surrounding token lawsuits and the need for additional clarity and crypto regulation. Overall, the hearing really just confirmed what we already knew about Gensler and his leadership of the SEC, which is, of course, that it seems very unlikely that anything will change. However, Republicans have now clearly reached the end of their rope and are ready to play hardball by using subpoena power. As Bill Huizenga put it to Gensler, what's your plan? Because we've got a plan. Until next time, guys, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
A highlight from 1269. Gary Gensler DESTROYED By Congress! FULL RECAP | Crypto vs SEC
"All right, so Gensler faces Congress, and it was a showdown for the ages. You guys do not want to miss this one. We've got a whole slew of clips from the entire hearing broken down into a very short run for you. So it's worth your time. Make sure and stick around for it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. All right, so let's get into it. Let's just start off the top of the hill. And this, of course, is Mr. Patrick McHenry going in to the intro. Let's cut to that. So many things changed. So many things remain the same. Those are the same issues on the docket today. This means that in the last five months, you've done nothing to remedy the legitimate and often bipartisan concern expressed by this committee. That is disgraceful. Let me be clear, Chairman Gensler, our patience is wearing thin. Among your expansive rulemaking agenda items, there is not a single initiative aimed at improving access to capital. Third, your efforts to choke off the digital asset ecosystem, which has created real harm for consumers in our markets, is clear to all. On the other, we've seen your ad hoc regulation by enforcement approach to digital assets on a losing streak in the courts. You refuse to be transparent with Congress regarding your interactions with FTX and Sam Bank and Freed. Your lack of responsiveness to this committee's legitimate oversight continues to be unacceptable. And I want to finish here. So let me be clear, I do not want to be the first chairman of this committee to issue a subpoena to the Securities Exchange Commission. And you should not want to be the first SEC chair to receive a congressional subpoena. Either we find a path forward where the SEC recognizes Congress is a co -equal branch of government and is responsive to our oversight duties, or my option is to issue a subpoena. It's time for you to consider the lasting consequences of your action. All right. So McHenry kind of laying down the law there. And one thing he said that was a little confusing to me was a co -equal branch of government. They're really they're not a branch of government. So I was a little surprised at that. But let's go on the other side and listen to what Maxine Waters had to say. The chairman just indicated that his patience is running thin. Mine is thinner with the opposite side of the aisle. That said, I want you to know that you're doing exactly the job that the American people want and is shaping up to be the most pro worker, pro investor, pro small business SEC since FDR created the agency. My patient is wearing thinner than the chairman's patient. Let's get on with it.
Kevin McCarthy: Biden Must Address Immigration With the Senate
"Could go to conference and solve that so why am I ask the president sit down because the Senate has not done their job the Senate has not taken up the house work so no the president should step in and do something about otherwise government will shut down just like we're having strikes in Michigan just like we had the five -month strike in California just like we have embassies that are having to be evacuated around the world that's a lack of leadership so show some leadership this is your policies this wasn't a policy that was passed from the House and Senate that opened up this border it was simply your decision and you could do something to change it it would keep government open while we finish the job and hopefully the Senate can get around to appropriation bill that is superb because it happens to be true so they've tried to box him in and he's muscling his way out we're passing appropriations bills and even if we don't get all them passed we're passing them and what's the Senate doing nothing what's Biden doing nothing zero what are they doing about the border they don't even have a proposal on the Senate to fund border security nothing representative Byron Donald's on Capitol Hill today listen to the reporters all the reporters are completely in the back pocket of the of Schumer buying the Democrat Party and their propaganda so the Republicans have to unravel it and let me tell you something they're doing a good job of it cut eight go the Senate bipartisan proposal yeah what do you make of it would you support that if McCarthy brought it to
The U.S. Constitution Is the Most Remarkable Governing Document Ever
"The barely literate, from the rich to the poor, and yes, from white to black and every the skin other color. It is a self -correcting document allowing for amendments to address imperfections and and foreseen events should a significant portion of the body politic and demand them. Constitution is truly an incredible manifestation of thousands of years of human experience and progress yet drafted in a period of less than five months. But if your purpose is to fundamentally transform America, then your purpose must also be to be a part of the process. When you have these Democrat judges, many of whom are radicals, including this judge in New York. They may not be in the streets like Antifa or Black Lives Matter. They may not be in Congress proposing the most radical legislation possible to destroy this republic. you but they can wearing black robes behind a courtroom do even more damage Woodrow Wilson knew this, a racist,
A highlight from Episode 122 - Sweat Economy - Building The Economy of Movement with Web3
"Whole industries are born when you can break a trade -off that is considered standard. In our world, the trade -off is if you want to be healthy, if you want to be active, you got to pay. You got to buy a kit, you got to get your membership, you got to do all of these things. How can you be physically active if you're not paying? Actually, because it's beneficial to you and to a lot of people, we believe that you should be paid for it because it is incredibly valuable. Welcome to the Crypto Altruism podcast, the podcast dedicated to elevating the stories of those using Web3 for good. I'm your host Drew Simon from CryptoAltruism .org. Now, before we get started, a quick disclaimer. While we may discuss specific Web3 projects or cryptocurrencies on this podcast, please do not take any of this as investment advice, and please make sure to do your own research on investment opportunities or any opportunity, including its legality. And now, let's get on to the show. Welcome and thanks so much for joining. Whole industries are born when you can break a trade -off that's considered standard. I think that bears repeating and I can't think of a better example of this than Move to Earn. For too long, exercise has seemed like more of a chore for many and a very expensive chore at that, with the pricey gym memberships, expensive equipment, you name it. With the advent of blockchain, however, there is a unique opportunity to disrupt this and transform exercise from a chore into a rewarding and income -generating activity. To dive into this, I'm excited to welcome Oleg Fomenko, co -founder of Sweat Economy, an OG in the Move to Earn space with a mission to reward movement to inspire a healthier and wealthier planet. We discuss how Web3 tools can incentivize healthy actions, the evolution of Move to Earn, onboarding hundreds of millions of users to Web3, and much more. So without further ado, please join me in welcoming Oleg to the Crypto Altruism podcast. Okay, Oleg, thank you so much for being here today on the Crypto Altruism podcast. Such a pleasure to have you. Thank you very much, Drew, for having me. Very nice to meet you, Drew. Thank you very much for having me. So excited to have you. I had mentioned this before we got on the call that I've been following it for quite a while, and I'm really fascinated by this whole Move to Earn movement that's going on and how Web3 tools can really change how we get people to be excited about wellness and making healthy life choices. So before we get there, I want to learn about your aha moment that got you excited about Crypto and Web3 in the beginning. I learned about Bitcoin in 2011 from a childhood friend who described what it was, and that definitely perked my interest. Stupid as I was, well, stupid as I am, I got really, really hooked on technology. And I read an awful lot about how it works, the white paper, the Byzantine generals problem, and just basically as much background as I could. In 2011, there wasn't an awful lot. Then I have installed BT Guild. That was the first sort of pool mining software on my old laptop and put it in the corner, and it was sort of chugging along there for about a month, and they mined a few satoshis. Well, actually quite a few satoshis, but because the price was like 20 cents, it wasn't even covering the electricity that I burned on it. And I just threw away a laptop's hard drive for quite a bit right now these days. So I got hooked on tech, and despite the low prices, I actually didn't buy an awful lot of Bitcoin back then. And I had a very interesting sort of music streaming startup back then, and I was trying to figure out how we can do something in crypto, but at best we could just accept Bitcoin payment, which was cumbersome, slow and not terribly interesting, and just handful of people even knew what it was. So opportunity represented itself in 2014 when I started talking to my co -founders about the problem of why are people not as active as they want to be? How come that I used to run some crazy distances and climbing some of the highest mountains in the world, and all of a sudden I couldn't even complete 5k. And, you know, kind of one conversation after another, we very quickly realized that the reason why 100 % of people want to be more active, but they can't, is because nature didn't build us to be active. Nature built us to survive, which means preserving calories rather than spending them. And nature was so serious about it that it gave us this behavioral feature that helped us surviving back then, but right now it's probably a behavioral bug that prevents us from being able to burn those calories called present bias that stops us from, you know, kind of moving and forces us to sit, unless there is a mammoth on the horizon that, you know, that we need to run and kill, or there is something about to make us into food and then we need to run away. And we realized that there is only one solution to present bias, instant gratification. So we kind of went, ooh, so can we actually create instant gratification for every step you take? And that's the story of Sweatcoin. As the name would suggest, we were thinking about building it on blockchain back then, but forking Bitcoin was slow, cumbersome and expensive. Building on Ethereum, we discussed with Vitalik in 2015. We met with him in London. That wasn't really an option because it was just too early. It was a research grade code back then. And we launched in 2016 centralized. And we thought, you know what, give us six months, maybe 12 months, there will be some wonderful blockchain that, you know, we're going to migrate onto. Little did we know that it would take until 2021 for blockchain to get fast enough and robust enough to be able to hold our scale. So, you know, we looked every year and we analyzed everything that was sort of popping up. And until 2021, the answer was consistently, no, we were processing more transactions per second than theoretical throughput of any chain. And in 2021, all of a sudden there was this explosion, there was Algorand, Solana, Polygon, Avalanche, BNB, well, BC back then, and Flow and Celo and, you know, kind of all of a sudden it just sort of, there was a rush of these new technologies. And we got really excited and put a team on this and analyzed more than a dozen different chains. And sort on of after spending, I think, four or five months, we made a decision that we want to build on near. And yeah, the rest is history. We launched last September and it's going incredibly well, incredibly well. I'm sure that we're going to have an opportunity to talk about some of the numbers and metrics and, you know, sort of, yeah, totally. Definitely. I mean, you've had quite many, many, many achievements and it's really grown at an incredible pace and the amount of people that you have engaging with this platform now every day. And, you know, it's good that you really took that time to kind of like, you know, think and make sure that you had the right blockchain, the right timing. And it sounds like you made a good choice there with Near. And sustainable business model as well and token economics. Yeah, for sure, for sure, which is great. And so you talked a little bit at a higher level about sweat economy, but do you mind giving an overview to our listeners of, you know, what it is, what the mission is of your organization? Sure. The mission of the regional sweat coin and that's what economy is to make the world more physically active. And, you know, it seems like it's sort of a tree -hogging mission. And the reality is it couldn't be further away from truth because we actually realized that physical activity has tangible financial value. When I say that your physical duty has value, everyone nods, like you just did right now. But if I ask how valuable it is, people kind of go, could you reframe the question? Could you use different words? I'm like, no, I don't have to. Typically, if something is valuable, it has value attached to it. And here we have something valuable, but we cannot attach any number to it. Maybe there is an opportunity there. And then we started thinking there is an interesting economy that draws parallel with physical activity. It's attention economy by some estimates attention economy now is about $7 trillion business, all the Googles, Facebooks, everything advertising related sits in there and actually quite a lot more. And the interesting parallel between physical activity and attention is that like attention, physical activity is valuable to you. You know, when you pay attention, something starts, you know, you can engage with something, you can get new idea, you can meet somebody, you can, you know, potentially entering some sort of a conversation transaction and purchase something. Very similarly, physical activity is a better physical state, it puts you into a better mental state, it extends your life. And like attention, physical activity is beneficial for a lot of other parties, a lot of other participants on the market, starting from your family that is, of course, would prefer to have you physically active rather than not because they want to enjoy your company for longer, they want you to be in a better mood. Your healthcare provider, your insurer, your employer are all interested in you being physically active and actually prepared to pay for it. Especially insurers, they know very well that your health insurance and your life insurance, if you're physically active, should be a lot cheaper because you're a lot better risk and you genuinely a lot better business for them. Now, attention economy exists and it's $7 trillion, movement economy or physical activity economy doesn't. There is absolutely nothing there. We can talk about it, we can discuss these use cases, but it doesn't exist. And then we thought, hang on a second, in order for humanity not to spend 200 years building this economy, why don't we actually think of creating a token that is tokenizing your physical activity and makes it into a liquid asset that you can exchange with other parties? That's how the concept of Sweatcoin and now Sweat was born. So coming back to your original question, Sweatcoin is our health and fitness app. Despite the name, it's actually not crypto because for eight years we couldn't operate in crypto. We got 240 million users using this application. And when we could move to Web3, to blockchain, it was too late to tell everybody, like, look, from tomorrow, it's going to be completely different game. tokenomics is going to be different. You can't do that. So we had to put out a new token that's called Sweat and it is a crypto token built on NIR. And effectively the way the two businesses work together is you choose, you either play Web3 game and you just create your crypto account and then your steps are converted into Sweat. Or as a lot of people, you know, kind of choose to, they don't opt in and then they get Sweatcoins, which is a centralized points, think of it like air miles that you can gather and you can use inside Sweatcoin, but they cannot be traded on exchanges. They are not real crypto and not as liquid as Sweat, the token. And of course, these two tokens have very, very different token economics. Sweatcoin, for every 1000 steps, you earn one Sweatcoin and Sweat is constantly demanding an increase in number of steps in order to meet next Sweat. This way, supply dynamics are a lot healthier and we have become deflationary already from the month of July. So July and August circulating supply has been slowly shrinking. Wow. Interesting. So much going on there and like incredible. First of all, with the amount of folks that you've been able to onboard the love, the idea of like offering, you know, Web3 and Web2 version, because it might just be those people that maybe aren't quite ready yet, but want to experiment a bit, want to learn about the technology first, then it gives them an easy kind of entry, you know, accessible entryway, which is great. And so you talked about the Sweat token, which is the built on the near blockchain. And that's kind of the for the Web3 version, the currency that kind of behind this whole movement economy. So you talked about that users will get this, they'll earn this from from walking, engaging in that physical activity. What can they do with these with these tokens once they actually receive them? What's the like utility of them? Yeah, no, there is there is plenty. But actually, if we take a step back, because I think in the crypto world, a lot of people are sort of obsessed with the word utility. I actually think that the more important question is, if you ask somebody, why is this token valuable? Yeah, what is the answer to that question? And I have answered to both of these questions. But I would like to start with the one that I think is more relevant in long term, why is Sweat valuable? And the reason why Sweat is valuable is because it is produced by your verified physical activity. So when you move, and if you try to cheat, it doesn't work. In fact, if somebody is trying repeatedly to kind of break into the system and you know, sort of game it, then we just disable accounts and they can never return. But if you put in genuine physical activity, so you sweat it, then we verify it. And we issue with this token that is tokenized physical activity of yours. And because of that, there is no single question in people's mind that it is valuable. It's a very, very different relationship to a string of numbers that sort of miraculously appeared out of, I don't know, nothing, airdrop, I don't know, whatever activity. And then people, majority of people, not crypto natives, but crypto curious are wondering, why does it have any value at all? Why is it not zero? And that is an extremely difficult question to answer. Now we don't have this problem. However, crypto educated or crypto informed you are, that's my physical activity. That's my sweat. That's not zero because, you know, it cannot be, you know, can I sweat it over it? Right. And this is an answer to the longterm question. So in five years, 10 years, 15 years, 20 years time, when people are going to be talking about why is sweat valuable, they're going to say, are you kidding me? It's a tokenized physical activity. How can it be zero? However, it doesn't stop there. You know, in order for us to build movement economy, in order for us to feel sweat with this meaning that it is tokenized physical activity, in order for us to establish financial, you know, kind of number or just a value to it, we need to play a game in the interim that is effectively creating utility and demand drivers for sweat. For a lot of projects, that's all they do. We do have a longterm vision that I've just described to you. The short term vision is extremely simple. You need sweat in order to participate in our kind of network in our platform, you stake sweat, and you earn interest by taking sweat, you also have access to a lot of rewards that are linked to health and fitness, well being fashion, etc. So this is an extremely engaging thing for our users, you are also earning sweat from our learn and earn. And because 90 % of our users are brand new to crypto and web3, they are seeking and are very interested in information. So what is taking? How does it work? You know, how do you transfer? How do you receive crypto? So we are building this whole ecosystem of effectively onboarding products and information, how do you become a proper crypto native? Last but not least, are a lot of functionalities that are being rolled out right now as we're ramping up for our US launch. The most exciting one is Sweat Hero. It's a free NFT game that effectively, if you engage, come in, we give you an NFT of legs. Because, you know, we're about walking and running. Yeah. And, you know, you get the NFT and you can play with other people, literally walking, I'm not going to go into mechanics, if you're interested, you can sort of go and look at it yourself in Sweat Wallet app. Or if you are in the US and you can't still use all the functionality, then you can just go on YouTube and put Sweat Hero and there are plenty of screenshots and screencasts from users that have been participating in beta testing. So you basically go into battle and the game and I battle you and I put 10 Sweat, you put 10 Sweat, the winner takes 80 % and the 20 % goes into what we call a battle fee, which is effectively a token sync that community votes on later on. And that brings me to your one of the first and earlier questions, you know, about move to earn and sustainability of the business, because we're frequently asked, you know, how are you different from, you know, kind of other projects out there? And we say, well, tens of millions of users is one thing, nine years of history and therefore ability to spend time thinking about building sustainable business and sustainable token economics. And what we are doing right now by scaling and not going into that spiral is evidence that we know how to build sustainable businesses that really function. More than that, as I already mentioned, in July and in August this year, Sweat has already become deflationary. So the sources of demand on a monthly basis are higher than emissions of token by you walking, plus all unlocks, users, team investors, and everything. So the number of tokens that hit the market is lower than the number of tokens that are extracted from the market, which in web two world would basically be definition of profitability. Yeah. Yeah, for sure. Very interesting. Yeah. So much on the go. And, you know, I love this idea as well of the Sweat Hero NFT game. I think that's a really fun way to engage people in a different way and to bring NFTs in the mix as well. You mentioned move to earn in there too. And so I know that obviously Sweat Economy kind of is a great example of that, you know, move to earn ecosystem fits within there. You know, there's, it's a pretty early stage space for sure. You know, fairly nascent, a couple projects for sure, like yours that are really growing at a rapid pace, but still very early. Where do you see things when it comes to move to earn in the future, let's say five to 10 years from now? What do you think? How do you think it'll shape, you know, the overall wellness sector in the coming years? I mean, there are several very interesting things here. One is, whole industries are born when you can break a trade -off that, you know, is considered standard. You know, for example, internet broke this trade -off where you could deliver rich message, but very few people, or you could deliver extremely poor message and extremely narrow message to a lot of people. Reach and richness was a trade -off. Internet broke that and the rest is history. You know, you can talk to individual with extremely rich message and sometimes screw with their heads as well as Cambridge Analytica has proven, right? So it's a double -edged sword, unfortunately. So in our world, the trade -off is, or if you want to be healthy, if you want to be active, you got to pay. You got to buy kit, you got to get job membership, you got to dress, you got to do all of these things. You know, how can you be physically active if you're not paying? Actually, because it's beneficial to you and to a lot of other people, we believe that you should be paid for it because it is incredibly valuable. Like in attention economy, you are given free products in exchange for your attention. Why wouldn't we be doing exactly the same thing in exchange for my physical activity? So move to earn is breaking this trade -off and I believe that it is going to become a more or less standard approach because if physical activity was only valuable to me and me alone, I would need to pay. But given that it drives an incredible amount of value for everybody, including countries, I mean, if you're physically active, you're going to be more economically active for longer. The tax revenues from you are going to be higher. It's good business. You know, even if you're looking at it in the dry light of day, obstructing yourself from taking care of people, making sure that, you know, this country is a good place for them to live. But even just in financial terms, it's good business. So this is the first thing that all the businesses in move to earn are doing, regardless if they're Ponzi or non -Ponzi actually think that it's great because businesses are reminding people that their physical activity has value. Bingo. That moves this whole idea of movement economy forward. The other trend that I see is that we need to get fewer people who are focusing on crypto natives, which is the case with a lot of other products and are focusing on mass market, because the value is not in making very, very narrow field of already reasonably rich and wealthy people more physically active. The real value to humanity is going into the lower social stratas, because that typically is where behavior change is most needed. If you look at dominant in A and B social groups, but it's starting to ramp up as you go lower down the income tail. So we need to start focusing on these people. We need to start developing propositions that are absolutely free, that are extremely simple to engage with, like what's what economy is doing. Because a lot of people are asking me, crypto, web3, what's your advice? And my simple advice is, look, we're so early, I can't even point a finger where to go. But if any of you remember internet of 96 and 97, you would remember that, I mean, there was Yahoo, right? There were very, very early businesses. None of them are really sort of dominating. And the opportunity is still there. And the opportunity number one is we still don't have an email for internet. We don't have an ubiquitous use case for web3. That email became for internet. That's what we're focusing on. Can we develop something that every single person on planet earth would be interested and benefit from if they engage with? And if you have legs, and if you can take steps, you know, you can engage with sweat economy. And I think we're on the right path there. The other thing that I would say is that if you actually look at the overall web3, and all the different tokens that exist, I see right now only three use cases or three classes of tokens that can be explained in a very simple fashion. Why on earth do they have value? Case one, Bitcoin digital gold, inflationary protection. It's capped supply. Everyone is paying attention to it. Everyone is in because of the first mover advantage. Therefore, it is playing the role of digital gold and probably is replacing gold as that inflationary protection asset. Case two, layer ones, computers securing asset ownership on the internet. Like electricity powers computers, like tokens, like ETH, like NEAR, like Avax, like MATIC. You need to have them in order for these computers to work for you and secure ownership of assets. And case three is tokenization. And here there is kind of wide range. The most simple one is tokenizing fiat currency, USDT, USDC. Basically, you are turning an asset that already exists into a token to make it more liquid, easier to transfer, easier to exchange with a lot more censorship resistance and with fewer parties being able to tell you can you or cannot you conduct this particular transaction. And there is a lot of experimentation with other assets like TDELs, for example, kind of tokenizing them. And we are pushing absolutely boundaries of that because we're not tokenizing an asset that already exists, that already has markets that can be exchanged. We're creating new asset class because as I said, everyone agrees that physical activity has value. It should have been an asset, but actually without blockchain, it cannot be turned into an asset. And we are creating new asset, new asset class, and the whole new industry that cannot be created without blockchain participating in this.
A highlight from Mystery Meat
"Morning. Ashley wasn't kidding. I am glad to be back. I really, really love this church. It's evident every time we go away, and I absolutely love preaching and teaching the Word of God. I get a little jealous when I'm away, to be honest with you, when I see someone else standing behind my pulpit. Just truthfully, I'm jealous over this. I love doing this. It's the greatest privilege in the world. Well, if you're just visiting us, we go through books of the Bible, and we're going through one of the, as if they can be ranked, right? But John has done some incredible work down through history. This book has been used to convert souls, the most unlikely of souls. And so whenever we have taken a little bit of a break, I've been gone for two weeks, and so some of you may have no idea. Some of you can't remember what you did last night, let alone two weeks ago, right? So whenever I'm away for a little while, I like to do a two -minute review of the purpose of the book so that you know why this book was written. In case some of you are here and are not familiar with the Bible and how it works, it's a library. As a matter of fact, biblio means library, and so there are 66 of these books, and each one of them has a different purpose. And the Gospel of John has its own unique, distinct purpose, and here's the job of every interpreter. Every interpreter's job is not to find clever ways to make it mean something that's relevant for their culture. That's not the job of an interpreter. The job of an interpreter is simple. Get in the head of the original author to the original audience. I have to try to find out what John meant. Who cares what we think it means, right? Give me an amen. We want to know what John says it means, and we want to know what John says it means to the first readers. We're not the first readers. This was written to a unique people group a long time ago in the Middle East. And so let's start up again by reframing our mind according to what the author says he wrote this for. At the very, very end of the book, it's 21 chapters long, and at the very, very end of the book, he tells us flat out why he wrote the book. Here's what he says. He says, Jesus performed many other signs, miraculous signs that is, in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book. In other words, you're going to have to go somewhere else for those. These, the contents of this book, these have been written so that, here comes the author's purpose statement, so that you may, say the word, be. So that's purpose number one, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. And there's a second purpose, that believing you may have life in his name. This, what you're reading, is a true, historical, eye -witness account of the life and ministry of a man who lived in the Middle East, who rose from the dead. That means, if someone raises from the dead and defeats something that you can't defeat, you should probably listen to what he has to say, don't you think? John says, I'm recording every word that man who rose from the dead had to say, so that you can, two things. One, believe, and two, live. Here's the point of the book. The point of the book is to help people believe an eye -witness account to the life of a man who died, and then three days later, got up and walked around. But it's not just so that you can say, okay, I believe. No more John. No. It's so that as you experience seasons of doubt in your life, you come back to John and say, oh yeah, this is why I should keep on believing. And when I'm struggling to believe, John will help to reaffirm your feet on solid ground, so that you go through your whole life saying, I believe. Tomorrow, I'm going to believe again. The next day, I'm going to believe again. John is for the person sitting here who's not a believer. And they know they're not a believer, and someone drug you here. You're here on purpose, and John is written for you. But John is also for the person who's been a believer for the last 66 years. And you know John, but maybe you're in a season of doubt. Maybe you're struggling because you just lost your spouse. John is a book for you. So, before we go any further and dive back into John, we are in, I started in April. That's about five months ago. We're in the fourth chapter of 21 chapters, and we're about halfway through the fourth chapter. And so, I'm sure that all of you remember exactly where we left off, but just in case there's one person who can't remember, let's repurpose our hearts. Let's go before God, every individual. I'm not going to do this for you. You're here as a worship service. That means there's a part for you. You're going to go before God right now, and you're going to say, Lord, I'm here to hear from you. And you spoke through John, and so speak to me through your servant John. Let's do it together. Father, I'm just a tool to act on behalf of the people who are here to meet with their God. As Craig said, you are a living God. No one else can claim that, but we can because Christ is alive. And so, we put our faith in you. I pray that you would help every person here to commit their heart and mind to not just listening to the word of God, but doing what it says. Lord, speak to us, for we are listening. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen. Fourth chapter of John, it reads like a movie script. I read it again. It's like the 20th time that I've read it just this month. And this week as I was preparing, I read it, and I'm like, some chapters read like a movie script, and some are not like that. Fourth chapter of John, it literally is set up for a producer and director to just go and put this on film. And I couldn't help but this week as I was reading it, my mind went back to a show that I watched when I was growing up. It was the original Batman show with Burt Ward and Adam West from the 70s. How many of you know what show I'm talking about? Just curious. I had a feeling. I grew up on that show. My mom would put it on for me when I'd come home from school. And there was this thing that they did in the show where whenever they would transition to another part, the narrator would come on and say, meanwhile, back in Gotham City, or meanwhile in the Batcave, and then you'd see the transition. The screen would roll, and you'd hear the doodle -a -doodle -a -doo, remember? It's showing you what's happening at a different part at the same time. John 4 is written like that because the text we're going to start with opens up in a meanwhile in another part of town, and my mind just went back to the old Batman as I was raised on. Here's what you're going to learn. If you've been here for a while, then you know that we're in one of the most beautiful dialogues that really I've ever taken in history. It's between Jesus and a promiscuous Samaritan woman, and he is tender with her. Isn't he tender with her? We're going to get back to that dialogue next week, but the writer, the narrator of the story, interjects. He pauses the story, and he wants you to stop thinking about the woman and Jesus for just a moment because there's an absolutely important lesson that Jesus wants to teach his disciples, and it is a major, major pause. And so this morning, I invite you to turn in your Bibles to John 4. We're going to start in verse 31, and we're going to go down through 38. Not very much, but it's a meanwhile, so you can see the screen roll in your head, and here's what it says. John 4, 31 through 38.
A highlight from Were SBF's parents in on it? Follow the Money
"Welcome back, everyone. I am Cass Pianci, and I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, not of the criminal sort, Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing well. How are you, Cass? I'm doing good. It's been busy. It's been a very busy week for both of us. But today's episode is going to be about SPF's parents, the Bankmans and the Freeds, and their what appears to be increasingly important role that they each played in the criminal elements of FTX and Alameda Research. They called it a family business. They accepted incredibly large salaries. His father was getting a million dollars after requesting it because he was only getting 250 ,000 before. Mom pushed and tried to ensure that any money getting sent to the charity arm of the company had two steps of separation, two degrees of separation. And just really shady, weird stuff going on over there with the Bankmans and the Freeds. But those are kind of vague descriptions of what's going on. Bennett, why don't you walk us through some of the seriously criminal elements and what is happening? There is a decent amount of allegations contained in this lawsuit from the FTX debtors in possession against Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried that at a high level alleges that they were involved in specific aspects of the business and were closely connected to various alleged criminal acts and criminal acts people have pled guilty to. Starting with Joseph Bankman, he was involved with Alameda Research as early as 2018, which is when it was founded, and stayed involved throughout the entire time. The first several years, this appears to have been relatively informal. He directed FTX towards their first law firm, suggested their first accounting firm, was involved in consultations for hiring of certain executives and things like that. But none of this was documented in any kind of formal way. Eventually, in January 2021, he decides that there should be some kind of piece of paper that describes his relationship with these entities. And so he creates a document that describes his work for Alameda Research and FTX and FTX US, saying he's doing a variety of pro bono legal work and consulting work for these entities. What's interesting, of course, is that he was the signatory for the FTX entities and for himself on this entity. Really has kind of vibes of that loan agreement between Bitfinex and Tether years ago, where JLVDV and Juan Carlo was signing for both entities. And so that was one moment that really struck me as I was going through that is that he felt the need to, after providing advice for several years, finally in 2021 documents it and says he's providing this pro bono legal advice. This did not stay pro bono for very long. Later in 2021, he would take a leave of absence from Stanford University. And after he took this leave of absence, he allegedly told an FTX US employee, I'm no longer getting paid by Stanford because I'm on leave, so you should have me on salary starting December 1st. In December 2021, this is when he finally entered into a formal employment agreement with FTX US, where his nominal title was Senior Advisor to the FTX Foundation. You said it was $250 ,000. It was actually $200 ,000 a year, plus bonuses he was supposed to be getting paid. And this is where we get to the fun part that you made an allusion to before. He went to FTX's head of administration after signing this employment agreement that clearly said $200 ,000, told this person that he was supposed to be getting $1 million a year starting in December, and then he sends an email over to Sam Bankmanfried, his son, that says, and I quote, Gee, Sam, I don't know what to say here. This is the first I've heard of the $200 ,000 a year salary putting Barbara on this, meaning he cc'd in Sam Bankmanfried's mother and his domestic partner to help him deal with this contract negotiations that happened after he signed that contract. And it worked. It worked. Within two weeks, Bankman and Fried were gifted $10 million in funds originating from Alameda. Within three months, they ended up getting their $16 million mansion in the Bahamas funded entirely by FTX. And over the period after they got that mansion, they were able to expense something like $90 ,000 in various other expenses. And before he signed that contract agreement in December 2021, I do want to make clear he was also provided with an option to purchase shares of FTX US and FTX trading in November 2021. Before he was even employed with FTX, he was getting large options of shares. So yeah, I think that kind of is a good initial overview and we can get into some of the details he was also involved in, but they were receiving a lot of this type of monetary compensation. Yeah, well, I want to specifically bring up here some things that really made a red flag go off for me were, for instance, how they were keen to keep the residencies, the properties that they were acquiring with these gifted funds and all this money that they were essentially taking from customers, to be clear on that, that they wanted to ensure that that money in those properties would be shielded from a bankruptcy. And I'm just wondering, like, why, if they're so confident in this business, if they're so confident in their son, if they're so sure this is the future of finance, and I get it, you want to shield your personal property from a bankruptcy, but you just got gifted $10 million. You have to know this isn't exactly personal property, right? Like, you have to know your son is giving this to you. Your son is making money from the company. How is he making all of this money? You haven't really nailed that down yet. And you still are just letting this all transpire. Nobody was asking any questions is kind of what I'm getting to. But the questions they were asking were about, like, ensuring that they were shielded from any problems in the future. Yeah. And we should clarify the timeline a little bit here. There's a 2021 email exchange where FTX's general counsel wants to set up a meeting with their law firm to discuss how assets, including primary residence, can be structured to be bankruptcy remote. And Bankman quickly kind of responds in this email chain the next day and says it would be great, all else equal, if we could have the founders put money into property in the Bahamas and sent them a link to a description of an offshore trust structure in the Bahamas. He then discusses this with a lawyer in the Bahamas, another Stanford law professor, and his brother -in -law, and then ends up saying something we might use when we buy property in the Bahamas. And the reason I'm belaboring this point is because it happens, I think, about a year before they actually end up getting the house. And then, five months before they get the house, there's another thing that happens, and that's that they apply for residency in the Bahamas, permanent residency in the Bahamas. In order for them to get that, there's a $15 ,000 fee. That's also paid by FTX. And so I think what that kind of shows is this kind of series of planning that went into them eventually getting this mansion. They started discussing how to structure this about a year before, and I don't think they ended up using those trusts, at least not at the time of bankruptcy. They had already gotten their residency months before they got the property, and then they got the property. They wanted to benefit from this. There's no doubt about that. I mean, there is no doubt. I just want to be clear, and we're going to link to the very thorough protest article that goes over all of this, but it is very obvious. I think before we get to the crux of this, I first want to delve into this a little bit more. So Stanford yesterday decided that they were going to return all of the donated funds from this family, which amounted to $5 .5 million, which is a lot. I mean, I know that they get a shit, a metric shit ton of cash every year, but the idea that they're getting $5 .5 million in a single year from one family, one company, you know, essentially one family. That's how you get your name on a building and stuff like that. So they were donating a ton of money to this educational institution. All I want to say is that I think Stanford is disgusting. I think we see this in a bunch of these higher education, these private institutions, probably equally common in great public universities as well, but the ones that we hear about are like MIT or Harvard or Stanford accepting money from Jeffrey Epstein or accepting money from these guys, and then, oh, okay, you're returning it. Great. Well, you know why you're returning it? Because you got caught. That's why you're returning it. You're not returning it because you thought it was the right thing to do. Now that it's all coming out in these court documents, Stanford's giving the money back. They didn't do it one minute before that happened, though. Isn't that interesting? And I, you know, I think you should get into kind of the details of those donations, which there were many over this period, but like, oh, what a nasty, nasty way for a university to operate. I think the elite private colleges are at a special risk for kind of this because so much of their, like, existing structure is based around taking in cash and converting it to some vague elite authority. Speaking specifically about the donations from FTX to Stanford that appear to have been directed by Joseph Bankman, there was one that came from Paperbird directly to Stanford University. And this one was interesting because there was a lot of discussion about which entity to use. And what Bankman ends up saying is that he thought it should come from Paperbird, which was one of the entities that Sam Bankman -Fried owned that held most of the stock for FTX that investors were buying into. The corporate structure of FTX is a mind fuck. But this shows Bankman was aware of parts of the mind fuck. He says Paperbird can use the deduction. And when he discusses alternatives, he says we can have another entity loan Paperbird money, but that requires some paperwork. Eventually they get it all sorted out. FTX transfers money to Paperbird into a newly set up bank account, which immediately sends that money on to Stanford. There was another four million dollar donation to a Stanford fund for pandemic preparedness that he described as pretty much a no brainer. Bitcoin were transferred from Alameda Research's FTX account eventually. There was another series of donations where it was proposed that they give 1 .5 million from the FTX Foundation to Stanford College. However, the initial 500 ,000 for this came from an Alameda Research bank account, and the second 500 ,000 came from an FTX US bank account. There was another donation they did for a Stanford blockchain conference so they could sponsor it. That one was only 10k. But again, it kind of points towards how Bankman saw these entities as interchangeable. He said 10k is so little it doesn't really matter. So if we think that having FTX US is easier or safer for some reason, we should just do that. And what's most interesting is you talked about your name on a building. And there was a Stanford University employee who provided comment as part of this lawsuit. And this Stanford University employee apparently says that internally in Stanford, these donations were categorized as directed by the Bankman -Frieds. And like when they specifically got the big $4 million pandemic preparedness donation from Alameda, this person even reached out, should this one be categorized like the rest as from you all? Or is this one somehow different? And so yeah, I think that those donations kind of point towards how they were specifically using these commingled customer and client funds from across all these different entities in this self -promotional activity of giving these donations. Yep, there's more to where this money went, how much was spent, why they were in control of this. But I think the question that everybody wants to ask and is wondering about is how are they not being criminally charged with anything yet? And will they? I think we should hold off on that question for just a moment, because I want to talk about how Joseph Bankman also made sure other people he was related to and friends with got paid while he was in this position, because I think that's kind of fun. They talk about one example where he got a Stanford law student a free trip to the French Grand Prix tickets to the race so they could go and visit that. But I think the more interesting one was a hackathon that they had planned that was run by his sister. Bankman freed Sam's aunt. They hired her at a rate of $14 ,000 a month to prepare the FTX million -dollar hackathon and crypto summit held at the Miami Heat Arena, which was the one they put their name on briefly. They spent a total of $2 .3 million on this event, which was attended by 1 ,200 people. They were spending crazy amounts. They said she was authorized to spend like without a budget, whatever it was needed to get this event done. There was so much of this kind of like self -enrichment here that we'll get to your question as to how are they not being criminally charged. That's just grift. Yeah, obviously. The other person we need to talk about, of course, is Barbara. Barbara Freed, Sam Bankman Freed's mother. In her specific role, she, as you alluded to at the very beginning of this episode, described herself as her son's partner in crime of the non -criminal sort. And Sam made sure to sing her praises to his team, making known to her that he intended to rely on her direction regarding who to give to, how much to give to, and how it should be disclosed and told them that it would be good for them to follow her advice as well. And what seems really interesting is she seemed to have a great deal of control. The lawsuit even alleges she was able to unilaterally commit funds of Sam Bankman Freed's to her political action committee, Mind the Gap, meaning without Sam's authorization, she was able to take Sam's money donated in Sam's name to her political action committee, which is a great deal of trust. And even inside her own committee, when she had to talk about some of these donations, she would say things like, I don't know exactly what interconnected entity he sent the money from, but the business is real and revenue -generating, which again, I think, points towards kind of the interchangeability of these entities for these folks. What I think really gets interesting is Nishad Singh, who has already pled guilty for conspiracy to defraud the federal election committee, as well as a variety of other conspiracy charges. He was one of the people who appears to have served as effectively a straw -man donor for Sam Bankman Freed, and was advised in this process by Barbara Freed, Sam's mother. At one point when they were discussing donations to her organization Mind the Gap, and she suggested that, now that my connection to Sam is publicly known, because we don't want to create the impression that funding MTG is a family affair, as opposed to a collective effort by many people, including some mystery guy Nishad Singh, which is when she was suggesting that on their end, they would prefer if his name was the one that was donating to Mind the Gap instead of Sam Bankman Freed's. And similarly, she was worried about a lot of their political donations. There's a really telling one, where she's warning him in an email, And again, later, just the last one to really put kind of a cherry on top of her seeming knowledge of some of the criminal acts that Nishad Singh has pled guilty to. She said, And I think this, as well as some of the more specific tax advice that Bankman Freed was giving on FTX their specific finances and stuff like that, point towards potential knowledge of criminal acts. I tweeted out shortly after I read through this lawsuit, or as I was about halfway through reading this lawsuit, if I'm being honest, And as you alluded to previously, that is kind of what this feels like. It feels like these two law professors, who should have known better, had high -level knowledge of things that people have already pled guilty to, and were deeply involved in the business. Bankman specifically was even mentioned on an internal document as a member of the management of FTXUS, along with only a few other names. They had knowledge, they were inside the organization, and they had some amount of presence. One last thing that I think really hammers that home. When we went to consensus, and we talked about this in our episode that we did after that, Anthony Scaramucci was talking about his experiences in the lead -up to and aftermath of the FTX collapse. And one thing he said that seemed to be corroborated in the lawsuit is that Bankman was involved in them attempting to get the emergency funding. And as we said, and we shared the audio clip of Scaramucci saying it, Bankman apparently told Scaramucci, Anthony or intimated to him, that there was an asset liability mismatch at FTX. What happened to me is I was actually speaking in Sarasota, Florida. There was rumblings that day, I think it was November the 6th or something like that, or 7th. The Monday was the 7th. And then I got back to New York and I spoke to Sam's dad about the problem, and it was intimated to me that it was an asset liability mismatch, that they were leading redemptions and there were assets available, but they weren't necessarily liquid, and they needed time to get the liquidity, and they were looking for some rescue plans. And so at that time, I was a good citizen and a partner in the business. In fact, they owned a piece of my business. I was certainly trying to help them on their fundraising round.
A highlight from MARK CUBAN HACKED! CRYPTO STOLEN & IS BINANCE US DEAD??
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google or wherever you get your podcasts, be sure to hit that five star rating. All right, folks, first up, I want to let you know about a big interview I have this week. This week, I will be interviewing Kevin Mull, who's the head of global digital assets at Western Union. So we're going to learn how Western Union is going to leverage crypto for payments and much more. Recently, Western Union conducted a retail CBDC pilot with a digital dollar project. So Chris Giancarlo will also participate in the interview. And Kevin was actually formerly at Ripple, so he knows a lot about payments. This should be a really great interview. Make sure you got that notification bell enabled, folks, and that you are subscribed as well as you're subscribed to the newsletter, because this is going to be a really great interview. Obviously, Western Union, one of the largest payment companies in the world. So it's going to be very insightful to hear how they are leveraging crypto and blockchain. All right, let's jump into the news. Mark Cuban loses $870 ,000 in a hot wallet hack. Mark Cuban confirmed that he was hacked, but doesn't know precisely how. Folks, when I hear news like this, look, it does get my alarm bells going, because you never know what these hackers are up to. And even the most sophisticated users in crypto, those who may be OGs, have to make sure we do our due diligence and we go through our checklist of security layers to make sure everything's up to par, because these hackers, that's their job. They do it all day looking to hackers. The other day I told you guys about, I got a phone call from a call center, a scam call center, and the number appeared as Chase Bank, but they said they were from Coinbase and that someone was trying to log into my account, but I knew that was fake. And the good thing is they gave me my public email. They're like, oh yeah, someone was using, or we know your email address is this and this. And I was like, yeah, whatever, that's my public email. That's not even the log in the email I used to log into the platform. So you want to make sure you have the different security layers folks. So independent blockchain sleuth WAS, was the first to spot the hack on September 15th at around 8 PM UTC after they highlighted suspicious behavior with one of Mark Cuban's wallets that the 65 year old hadn't interacted with for roughly five months. So according to the transaction history on Etherscan, several batches of assets, such as USDC coin or USDC tether and Lido staked ether. So S T ETH were suddenly withdrawn from the wallet within a 10 minute window, adding complexity to the matter. Another $2 million worth of USDC was then also withdrawn and sent to a different wallet leading WAS to suspect that Cuban may have just been moving assets around. However, a few hours later, Cuban confirmed to DL news that he had gone on MetaMask for the first time in months and vaguely suggested that the hacker or hackers may have been watching and waiting for a moment to pounce. Cuban added that he had transferred any remaining assets to Coinbase custody, essentially confirming that the $2 million USDC transaction was him. In terms of the hack, members of the community were quick to point out that as opposed to hackers watching Cuban's activity, he must have done something that led to the security breach. Some suggested that Cuban may have mistakenly signed a malicious transaction while others asserted that his private key was compromised, given that the funds were directly transferred out of the wallet.
A highlight from 1403: This Will Send Bitcoin to $1,000,000 - Max Keiser
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis, as well as breaking news just in. The former SEC and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Norman Reed, announced as the new CEO of Binance US? Like, what? Serious? We'll also be discussing the latest from Max Kaiser, who recently shared, we helped boost El Salvador's bonds 90 % this year. We can help Javier Malay escape the IMF, central banking terrorist, and get Argentina's economy rocking. Hope to be landing in Buenos Aires soon. Let's go. He also says that President Bukele plus Bitcoin have reinvented the nation state. Governance is being redefined in the Bitcoin age. A true meritocracy and universal economic freedom is rising in El Salvador. Socialist ideas are on their deathbed. Can the Bukele model of Bukelenomics be exported to another country? We will go to Argentina and discuss this with Javier Malay. Can't freaking wait. Also breaking news, Mark Cuban loses $870 ,000 worth of Ethereum in his MetaMask hot wallet with a hack. Rough. Also in today's show, Gemini legal team accuses DCG, the digital currency group of gaslighting Genesis creditors. We'll also be discussing BitGo and Swan unveil plans for a Bitcoin -only trust company. That's right, the trust company will target institutional investors in the United States as asset managers line up for the Bitcoin spot ETF. Send it. We'll also be discussing Bitcoin price all -time high will precede the 2024 halving according to this latest prediction by Bitcoin. Quitting him here, no, Bitcoin is not going to top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024. And yes, the target price is around $250 ,000 per Bitcoin. I'll also be sharing the latest predictions from Max Keiser with the Bitcoin price action I recently transcribed his most recent interviews. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone just joining us. This is pod episode number 1403. I'm your host JV, and it is stat stacking Saturday. So let's get it. It's September 16th. So you already know we're halfway through the September before October. So let's bring it. Let's start with our market watch. As you can see here on the screen, we're back in the green. Bitcoin up a half a percent for the day trading back above 26 ,500. We also have Ether trading above 1600. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, we're sitting just above that trillion dollar milestone with roughly 22 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin dominance is 48 .9%, and the Ether dominance is 18 .6%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, TonCoin leading the pack up 17 .5 % trading at $2 .42, followed by ThorChain up 9 .5%, trading at $1 .91, followed by Flow up 8 .5%, trading just above 46 cents. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week, we have a sea of green, which is a beautiful omen for the altcoin market. We have coins such as TonFlow, Rune, and Ave all pretty up between anywhere from 8 to 13%. And yeah, so there you have it. How many of you are currently bullish on the king crypto, and how many of you are anticipating a further dip? Let me know your insights. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud as we do each and every day in the Q &A session. Now, let's dive into some technical analysis from Glassnode, one of my favorite analytics platform. The past few days have been relatively positive for the price action for the king crypto, which has been increasing since Tuesday, September 12th. At the time, Bitcoin is sitting just above 25 ,600. Now in this prediction, the co -founder of the popular crypto analytics resource, Glassnode, outlined that the US CPI jumped by 0 .6%, which led to some fluctuations of the Bitcoin price. And indeed, the core CPI, which excludes more volatile sectors such as food and energy by design, has noted a yearly increase of 4 .3%. But interestingly, the CPI itself clocked in at 3 .7%, while the estimations were for it to be 3 .6%. So initially, the news didn't really have any impact on the price, which beyond the expected initial turbulence, settled at where it was trading just before that. So here's some price predictions coming from the Glassnode co -founder. He pointed out that crypto reclaimed the support above 26 ,000 and is now eyeing a potential break beyond 27 ,000. This would help it escape a multi -week range. He went on to share, risk signals nose dive into the 60s around ,400 27 and 28 ,200. But this climb seems poised as a step before tackling the psychological barrier at $30 ,000. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts. And are you currently more bullish or bearish on the King crypto for the short term? Please do let me know. And breaking news just came in before I went live. And I'm like, it's hard for me to even accept this, but this is what it says. Former SEC and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Norman Reed, is announced as the new CEO of Binance US. You can't make this stuff up. Folks, what is the SEC doing? Now, Max Kaiser recently tweeted, I'm sure you know, there was a Tucker Carlson interview with the pro Bitcoin presidential candidate of Argentina, who's currently winning the polls for the presidency. And fantastic, almost 400 million views within the first day. Max went on to share, we help boost El Salvador's bonds 90 % this year. Facts. We can help Javier Malay in Argentina escape the IMF central banking terrorists and get Argentina's economy rocking. Hope to be landing in Buenos Aires soon. So the million dollar question, do you think Max Kaiser will orange pill Javier Malay? I sure hope so. He even recently tweeted here, President Bukele plus Bitcoin have reinvented the nation state. Governance is being redefined in the Bitcoin age. A true meritocracy in universal economic freedom is rising in El Salvador. Socialist ideas are on their deathbed. Can the Bukele model of Bukele -nomics be exported to another country? We will go to Argentina and discuss this with Javier Malay. And quoting El Salvador's fearless leader, Bukele, old ideas and institutions crumbled and a new generation is called on to remake the world based on the human right of financial freedom. Preach. Now, Max also shared in regards to this headline, Janet Yellen says Ukraine aid is the best boost for the global economy. Now this is hilarious and also sincere at the same time. Bitcoin monetizes war and violence by being finite and uncomfortable as this ugly, what? Illustrates money monetizes war by violence by turning humans into disposable garbage central bank Ponzi scheme. Preach Max Kaiser. Greatly appreciate all the work you're doing. You're truly doing God's work. You and Stacy's a massive shout out. Now let's discuss the latest with the hack from Mark Cuban. Now this is alarming, but at the same time, it's Meta Mass. I've been telling you guys to stay away from the Meta Mass wallet for quite some time. And also they didn't hack Bitcoin. They hacked Ethereum. I personally don't trust Ethereum or Meta Mass. So interestingly enough, so to read this story, let's break this down. Check this out. Nearly $900 ,000 worth of Ethereum was reportedly drained from one of the hot wallets belonging to investor in Dallas. Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, the man that once said Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and that bananas are more valuable. Yeah, right now, independent blockchain sleuth was the first to spot the hack September 15th at around 8 PM. So that was last night after they highlighted suspicious behavior. What one of Cuban's wallets that the 65 year old had an interacted with for roughly five months as he shared here on X LMAO did Mark Cuban's wallet just get drain wallet inactive for 160 days and all of the assets just moved. And according to the transaction history on Etherscan, several batches of assets such as USD coin, USDC tether, and Lido staked Ether were suddenly withdrawn from the wallet within a 10 minute window. Now adding complexity to the matter, another 2 million worth of USDC was also withdrawn and sent to a different wallet, leading Woz to suspect that Cuban may just be moving some assets around. However, a few hours later, Cuban confirm to DL news that he had gone on metamask for the first time in months and vaguely suggested that the hacker or hackers may have been watching and waiting for the moment to pounce. Cuban added that he had transferred any remaining assets to Coinbase custody, essentially confirming that the $2 million worth of USDC transaction was indeed him. But in terms of the hack, members of the community were quick to point out that the opposed to the hackers watching Cubans activity, he must have done something that led to the security breach. Some suggested that Cuban may have mistakenly signed a malicious transaction while others asserted his private keys were compromised given that the funds were directly transferred out of his wallets. What do you guys personally think chat? Please let me know in the comments below. This is not the first time Cuban has been taken a hit on the crypto market. Back in June of 2021, Cuban Lawson unspecified amount of capital on what he called a rug pull after the algo stable project called iron finance imploded amid a supposed bank run. So there you have it. Mark Cuban has a bad track record in crypto. Just pointing out the obvious fam, how many of you guys think that it was a legitimate hack? Let me know your thoughts or how many of you think he maybe have just moved it around and don't want to claim it. Who knows? I mean, there's infinite possibilities. No one really knows, but I'll be keeping you posted with the latest developments. We all know Mark Cuban is a multi -billionaire. So obviously a $900 ,000 loss is not going to affect him. He's not going to lose any sleep over it. But what if you were to get hacked worth of $900 ,000 of crypto? So again, red alert, be very careful with wallets such as MetaMask. Just saying. Now for the latest between the digital currency group in Gemini with the ongoing saga as it continues, lawyers representing Gemini Trust have pushed back against the plan proposed by DCG for the creditors of Genesis Global in the filing yesterday, September 15th in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District in New York. New York, where you at? The legal team accused DCG of gaslighting Genesis creditors through contrived, misleading and inaccurate assertions and a recovery plan. Now the plan filed in Bankruptcy Court September 13th, three days ago, claimed unsecured creditors could have a 70 to 90 % recovery with a meaningful portion of the recovery in digital currencies, while Gemini earned users would expect an approximately 95 to 110 % recovery for their claims. This seemed like a red flag when I initially read the story. I'm like, how are they going to get back 110 %? Does that make any sense? So now I'm starting to understand maybe they were gaslighting. What are your thoughts, chat? According to the legal team, DCG was attempting to bait the Gemini lenders into accepting the deal that would allow the company to pay less than it allegedly owed. Lawyers called on the firm to significantly improve the terms of the loans provided to Genesis and not use Genesis' bankruptcy proceedings to cover for justifications of the recovery plan, quoting them here, to distract the Genesis creditors from the inconvenient facts of its facially inadequate and inequitable proposal, DCG touts proposed recovery rates that are total mirage, misleading at best and deceptive at worst, said the filing yesterday, September 15th. Make no mistake, Gemini lenders will not actually receive anything close to the real value in terms of proposed recovery rates under the current agreement. In principle, so a bunch of more shenanigans, to say the least. The legal battle involved entanglements with crypto exchange Gemini and DCG over the Gemini Earn program. How many of you have lost crypto from Gemini Earn? I'm curious. Please let me know in the chat, fam. Financed in part by Genesis, Genesis halted withdrawals as we know November of 2022 in the wake of the FTX collapse, citing unprecedented market turmoil at the time and filed for bankruptcy later on in January of this year. According to the court filings by Gemini, Genesis owed more than $3 .5 billion to its top 50 creditors at the time of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The crypto exchange filed the claim in May, aimed at recovering more than $1 .1 billion worth of assets for roughly $232 ,000 Earn users and filed a lawsuit against DCG and their CEO, Barry Silber, in June alleging fraud. Barry was not the only architect and mastermind of the DCG and Genesis fraud against the creditors. He was directly and personally involved in perpetuating it, said Gemini co -founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss back in June. The US SEC filed a civil suit against Gemini and Genesis in January for allegedly selling unregistered securities through the Earn program. The two firms filed a motion to dismiss the case in May, but it is still ongoing at this current time. How do you think this is likely to play out? I just hope that the investors get their money back as they deserve because we all know with lawsuits, the biggest losers are always the investors. The biggest winners are the lawyers and the courts. That's just facts. So we'll see how this plays out as well. And again, they're attacking and going after all of the yield programs for crypto with Gemini Earn being a pretty large one. Why? It undermines the banks, right? If you can earn a five or 10 % yield putting your cryptocurrency on their platform, it basically tells you that why would you even waste your time with fiat currency in your bank when you're losing more than the actual appreciation of interest because the interest is virtually nothing while you're losing 20 % in inflation on an annual basis. It just makes no sense. So it seems if I had to guess, that's why they're attacking all of these yield programs. But what are your thoughts, chat? Please do let me know. I'm going to read those comments out in a little bit. Now let's discuss the latest with Bitcoin Trust. That's right, BitGo and Swan unveiled plans for their Bitcoin -only trust company. This is breaking news as well. The US may soon have a Bitcoin -only trust company according to plans disclosed by BitGo and Swan yesterday, September 15th. The joint venture is pending regulatory approval, the company said in the statement. Now I love the word joint venture because hey, JV, just saying. The forthcoming entity will handle similar activities of a trust company, including Bitcoin custody, administration and management on behalf of its beneficiaries. And according to Corey Clipston, CEO of Swan, the solutions intends to offer Bitcoin custody without the risk of having other altcoins under the same roof. As you know, Swan is Bitcoin -only and they're pretty much anti everything, not Bitcoin. Quoting him here, for years, we have heard from major clients, partners and other Bitcoin companies that they would prefer a Bitcoin -only software and services stack that is focused strictly on the best custody and leverages of Bitcoin's unique features. The companies are in contact with state regulators about the plans, but have yet to file regulatory approval. Clipston told Cointelegraph we're evaluating acquisition options first, he disclosed as he announced here through the Swan Bitcoin team on X. As part of our long -term vision to advance Bitcoin adoption, we're announcing a major step forward for Swan and the entire Bitcoin ecosystem. BitGo and Swan announced plans for USA's first Bitcoin -only trust company. Let's go USA. BitGo offers digital asset security and custody, supporting over 700 cryptos as per its website. And in contrast, Swan's business is fully dedicated to the king crypto, allowing users to only invest in Bitcoin via a one -time and reoccurring purchases, with custody of records held at Fortress Bank and Bakkt, while BitGo acts as a cold storage for Custodian. Now, didn't Fortress Trust just go bankrupt or get acquired by another company? Was it Ripple? You guys let me know in the chat. I know there was something major with Fortress Trust. Now, the new venture will target institutional investors such as asset managers, pension plans, and family offices, along with governments and company treasuries. It will offer cold storage, fraud prevention, anti -money laundering, and know -your -customer protocols, amongst other Bitcoin -related services. Institutional investors in the crypto space are at a fast -growing market in the US, especially as the world's largest asset managers seek regulatory approval, which includes BlackRock, the largest. For a spot Bitcoin ETF, we also have several large Wall Street players offering crypto custody solutions to institutional investors, which include the Bank of New York, Mellon, as well as Deutsche Bank, quoting them here. We believe there is a high likelihood that several ETFs are approved in 2024, and thus a new round of entrants to the Bitcoin market seeking mature, reputable, technology -proficient partners for a range of needs, explained the Swan CEO. The SEC delayed decisions on the spot Bitcoin ETF product. Analysts predict the regulatory regulator may postpone a decision until early 2024 as the deadline fast approaches, quoting them again. Our teams have worked closely together for nearly a year on stronger, qualified custody models. Early in 2023, we recognized the opportunity to establish a Bitcoin -only custodian, combining the unique capabilities of each company and supporting the innovators that will be at the forefront of pushing Bitcoin adoption, noted the CEO of BitGo. So there you have it. I am curious, by a show of hands chat, how many of you have purchased or acquired Bitcoin using Swan Bitcoin, and how many of you are familiar or ever used BitGo? Let me know in the chat. Now let's break down our next breaking story of the day, and that's the Bitcoin halving, which should be on everybody's mind, because it's only six months out, estimated to take place sometime in April of 2024. Now guess what? What if we hit a new all -time high pre -halving, because that's what this prediction suggests. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Bitcoin has a $250 ,000 target for after its next block subsidy halving, but a new all -time high will come sooner. Let me know if you guys agree. That is the latest Bitcoin prediction from BitQuant, the popular social media commentator who sees a rosy future for Bitcoin. In his latest post on X on September 15th, synonymous central banker and Bitcoiner revealed a pre -halving target of 69 ,000. That's what makes this individual interesting. He is a central banker and a Bitcoiner. I didn't even know that was a possible combination, fam, just saying, but he wrote, no, Bitcoin is not going to the top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. Now Bitcoin has just over six months before the halving, the event that cuts the miner rewards, as we know, per block by 50 % every four years. Analysts argue that the resulting emission restrictions have a cathartic impact on the Bitcoin price performance, acting as something of a springboard in advance of Bitcoin seeing new all -time highs. But for BitQuant, the analysts, that alone is not bullish enough. Not only will Bitcoin beat its current record set in 2021, which we all know the current all -time high is 69 ,000, before next April, it'll go on to hit $250 ,000 per Bitcoin after the next halving cycle begins. That's what he says here. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024, and yes, the target price is around 250 ,000, which is outlined right here in the chart. Let me know if you agree or disagree with this crypto analyst, BitQuant. Now, market participants are highly divided when it comes to how the Bitcoin price action will play out into the halving and beyond. Some agree that the higher levels are possible by April, but plenty of conservative voices obviously remain, especially bears, right? Last month, Bitcoin investor and author Jesse Myers dispelled any idea that Bitcoin will be trading at six figures between now and then, and in a subsequent interview, meanwhile, Philby Philby, the co -founder of Trading Suite, decent trader, gave a pre -halving Bitcoin price ceiling of 46 ,000, quoting him here, assuming no Black Swan event, around 35 ,000 by the end of the year, and possibly as high as 46 ,000, sometime pre -halving in quarter one of 2024. So there, you freaking have it. And as he shares here, I'm going to read you his particular post on X coming from Bitcoin. Again, this is the central banker slash Bitcoiner. He says, no, Bitcoin is not going to the top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024. And yes, the target price is around $250 ,000 per coin. So there you have it, fam. Again, let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts and where do you feel the Bitcoin halving, which is around the corner, is likely to take us. As you know, the two most bullish catalysts in the market, Bitcoin halving as well as spot Bitcoin ETF. I hope they both get approved and take place. We already know for certain the halving will take place, but there's a 95 % chance of the spot ETF approval in the United States, according to top ETF analyst, Eric Balchunes of Bloomberg. Now for the moment you have all been waiting for, the latest from Max Kaiser. I recently transcribed, actually today, his most recent interview in Bitcoin price predictions, very powerful words to share. So let's break this down. So first and foremost, he says, the world is a very different place and everyone will say nobody saw it coming, but it is clearly been brewing now for many years. And it's like every single day you can just see the catastrophe inching toward the abyss. You know, it's we're at the zero line preach. He also says it is a global fiat money game and you see different countries where fiat money regimes are collapsing in real time, right? Facts. Argentina, you know, the countries like this or like Lebanon recently had a complete collapse or a central bank collapse. That's right. And inflation is definitely an indication that your fiat money regime is in dire straits and inflation is breaking out in a big way. It is not going to return to where it was before this latest inflation break inflation and the collapse of fiat money is here. Now people are feeling it right now. And the quality of life all over the world is being impacted by it and it's being impacted in the United States. You know, people can't buy a home. People can't afford food. The economy is starting to ramp back up again. So it's playing out right now. And there is nothing that can be done to stop this inflation because the economy is completely out of control. So even the interest on the debt in the United States is now over one trillion dollars. So I think it is the biggest line item on the budget, bigger than the military. What we were told for decades was, oh, you know, it's trickle down economics or what you have, what not. I mean, and he goes on to share with Bitcoin. It's kind of the end of price discovery because everything will be priced in Bitcoin preach. eventually Everything goes to zero against Bitcoin. And so for someone like myself, who has been following this for 40 years, finance markets, technology, Bitcoin is the holy grail. It is the end all. I would say my compatriot in all of this is the one and only Michael Saylor. When you hear Michael Saylor talk, he talks about the aesthetics of Bitcoin, the beauty of Bitcoin. And he speaks about it in a way that I think carries the torch from the Max and Stacey from 2011. He started buying it, I guess, when it was 10 or 12000 a coin or so in 2020 era. So we were from 2011 to 2020. I think he's kind of carried the torch from 2020 in a lot of ways and introduced Bitcoin to massive pools of capital. I am surprised that more companies haven't followed his lead, giving up the break in inflation we have had exactly as Michael Saylor predicted, the melting ice cube, as he called it at that time, is exactly what happened. Well, I guess we can say now we're in a new era where BlackRock and those other major institutions are now looking at Bitcoin. So his work on the institutional level, I guess, is now bearing fruit. Three years later, I see in the Middle East, they are starting to recognize Bitcoin. So that's a huge pool of capital. I think all of that oil money will find its way into Bitcoin and be a huge catalyst for the prices. It is a natural way for the oil industry to diversify their portfolio because Bitcoin is essentially energy and the energy eventually gets priced in Bitcoin. And there is a marriage between these two in a big way. So I think that's kind of the answer. I have always been fascinated by price discovery in markets and the architecture of how markets work under the hood. And Bitcoin is such a pristine, perfect money. And I think it is something that humans have been searching for since forever. And now we're seeing it change society on a really fundamental level with the introduction of Bitcoin. And a lot of people are freaking out because of it, because it destroys the status quo. And a lot of people who have been waiting for it to come along have had the faith that humanity can be saved. They see Bitcoin in those terms. So you have this split going on, which is very exciting. So it just continues on and on. And you cannot, how could you not be interested in it? I think the people who were into it earlier and just walked away just never got it from the beginning. Once it's characterized as an asset class, we have nothing to do except position ourselves in this asset class. Either we are going to be a small position or a big position, but we cannot ignore it. We cannot not have a position. Now check this out. So even 1 % of that multi -hundred trillion dollar funds available moves the needle on Bitcoin and it moves it up considerably. He's referencing the 700 trillion dollar plus total addressable market. And he continues, so if we get into the 5 to 10 % range, then you start to really see it raise ahead to the seven figure type predictions that people have been making, including myself, because Bitcoin is an asset class preach. And on the flip side, we have what we saw in the gold market, which is the ability to control the price discovery and manipulate the prices. It's real through the derivatives markets. So the price of gold has been lagging inflation for 20 years because the governments around the world don't like gold making their fiat money look bad. That's right. So they make it easy for the huge funds to manipulate the price of gold and to scalp it, to continuously skim profits off of gold, which is what they do almost every single day. You can watch it and see it. That's pretty clear. And they are very good at keeping the price of gold and silver down. There's something like for every ounce of silver, there's probably 50 ounces worth of derivatives floating in various exchanges around world that are used to keep the price of silver down because governments don't want gold to race ahead and draw capital out of their fiat money scam into gold. He's preaching. Now with Bitcoin, we have the ability to pull our private keys, which is not really available with gold. Technically people can take delivery of gold on these exchanges, but there has never been an organized attempt to do so. We tried to do it a few years ago with crash JP Morgan, buy gold and silver because after the 2008 financial crisis, when JP Morgan ended up buying Bear Stearns effectively for nothing, they inherited this huge multimillion short silver position that Bear Stearns was managing at the behest of presumably the government. The government likes to stay involved. And so I did some calculations and it became clear that if this short position was not covered, the price of silver could go to 60 to $70 an ounce, and it would bankrupt JP Morgan Chase. Take that Jamie Dimon. So we started this crash JP Morgan buy silver campaign, and we got the price of silver from $15 up to $50. So we got it up to $50 level. And then the Fed of course came in, they changed the laws overnight to make it possible for these banks to have and carry a much greater short position and silver. So they printed up a lot of paper, silver derivatives, and they stopped the run on their bank. And the price of silver went back down to $15 or so. So we've seen that it is possible to force capitulation in that silver market. But at the end of the day, because the ability to pull private keys is not like it is Bitcoin, I don't think it'll ever succeed. Whereas with Bitcoin, you can pull your private keys. Now, I mean, he is speaking facts right here. Warren Buffett and his own words has said, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. The central bankers are using it to manipulate the markets. That's what they're doing with silver. That's what they're doing with gold and precious metals. And Max makes a great point. They don't want the gold and silver prices to rise up. It undermines the US dollar. They're trying to keep a strong dollar, right? So that's why gold has been pretty stable at like $2 ,000 and unable to really climb much above it. I think it's been pretty stagnant virtually for the past decade. So with the dollar inflating from them continuing to print trillions of dollars, the fact that gold isn't just continuously going up, it proves that the market is manipulated. You also got to consider as well, there is no scarce asset like Bitcoin. Bitcoin has a finite limited supply of 21 million coins. Yeah, gold may be rare or scarce, but they dump a new supply every year into the market. They can control it. They could invest more into discovering more gold. As Jack Mallers pointed out, Elon could maybe discover more gold on Mars. Who knows? Bitcoin, you can't say the same thing. Bitcoin is perfect money. It's incorruptible. It's unconfiscatable and the list goes on and on. So if you had the choice to put your wealth somewhere, what asset class would you choose to put it in? Let me know, fam. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Generative AI News This Week - Google Gets is Gen AI Mojo Back, ChatGPT Enterprise Debuts, New Big Funding Rounds, Products & More - Voicebot Podcast Ep 349
"Hello to all you generative AI news fans out there and Voicebot Nation, this is Brett Kinsella, host of the weekly generative AI news rundown. Today we take you into the deep recesses of generative AI land with my co -host, Eric Schwartz and a featured guest, Alan Furstenberg. Alan is a Google development expert. He's got deep knowledge of conversational AI and generative AI, so it was great to welcome his insights this week. As always, you can just listen here or you can watch the recording on YouTube. We have visuals this week, but I don't think the visuals are that critical to the conversation. So it's really up to you. If you do want to watch on YouTube, please go to Voicebot's YouTube channel. And while you're there, give us a like, maybe subscribe if you haven't already. That'd be great. Top stories this week, ChatGPT Enterprise debuts and shows how OpenAI is going to service big companies as an application provider. Google Cloud Next introduced dozens of new generative AI announcements. We talk about more than 15 in today's rundown. We go really deep on this. And so if you want some Google news and you want the perspective of Alan, Eric and myself, that will be the place to get it. The funding fountain also gave us some big news. Hugging Face landed over $200 million in giant new valuation. AI21 Labs took down $155 million in established unicorn status. We'll talk about that. CoreWeave is flirting with a two to four X valuation increase. This is like many billions of dollars and that's just since April in five months. It shows how important access is to the latest GPU chips right now. We also have product news from Meta and EncodeLlama, AI21's word to him. A new Harman smart speaker. Yes, a new smart speaker with a feature no one was expecting. ConverseNow's new LLM based chatbot, Gupshups, domain specific LLMs, GM, Walmart, and a bit more. We finish up with a generative AI winners and losers of the week. Next up, Google, OpenAI, Hugging Face, Meta, Walmart, and much more. Generative AI ends the summer with a bang. Let's get started.
A highlight from 1247. FTX Bankruptcy Hearing Could Determine Fate of Crypto Lender and Market
"Let's talk about something today I think you guys are gonna like, and that is, is there a crash incoming? And if there is, what could be the catalyst that causes that? A lot of people are looking at some of the data coming in from FTX, but there's a few other things that could also be playing into the markets and the prep that maybe the markets are getting ready for. So today we'll break down all that good stuff for you guys today. My name is Paul Bearer. Welcome back in The Tech Path. A couple of things before we get started, I want to thank our sponsor, and that is iTrust Capital. If you're looking at long -term holding and you want to go with a strategy to go into an IRA, one way you can do that is through iTrust Capital with their crypto IRA. A couple of things they do over there is you can actually invest in all sorts of digital assets, but you can also jump into things like gold and silver. So it's very easy to do, and it's free in terms of your monthly. All you have to do is sign up so you can start your project there, get into it, maybe transfer an IRA, or if you're brand new and you want to start one over there. And all you guys are paying for is the trades that you make within your own account. So it's a great way to get started. Make sure and use the link down below. It's going to help you get a $100 funding reward, and it also helps the channel out, so thanks for that. All right, let's get into a couple of topics today, and a few of them I want to jump onto a couple of tweets, and then we'll kind of flow into some news. But I've got a clip here of some things at the end that you guys don't want to miss. Kobe Easy comes in, global liquidity down, massive $1 trillion over the last 10 weeks. That's a pretty big deal for that much liquidity. It's interesting, too, because about four to five months ago, we had a series of interviews that we had with Lynn Alden. If you guys have not seen some of our Lynn Alden videos, just go back, search our channel. And she was kind of forecasting out what might happen, and this appears to be some of the things that she has been anticipating around what liquidity might look like. But we're now back to down to pre -pandemic liquidity levels. Now you have to think about that. The amount of liquidity that flowed into the space during the pandemic versus what we have right now is pretty significant. If you look at the chart right here, we'll show you some other stuff, but this is the dip right here. If you kind of just draw that line, this is, of course, talking about 19, 20, and 21 pre -pandemic. This, of course, is all of the injection into the economy and then essentially almost a full recourse back down. Now, granted, this still has a lot of room for more liquidity loss on the global scale, and that will have effect on digital assets, going to have effect on securities and other things, too. So be on the lookout for this one. I think this is one that we need to continue to chart and watch going forward, because this could be an indicator where Bitcoin does start to see, because remember, when liquidity starts to hedge downward, usually, and we'll show a little bit about the Dixie on another show coming up, but usually the Dixie will be on the rise, which it is currently. And if you look at the Dixie over the last, say, 30, well, let's go after the last 36 months, but look at the last year on the Dixie, the dollar index, and you can start to see how this gets affected around just traditional markets versus what's happening in the digital asset market. So very interesting something to watch for sure. Some key events that we'll be hitting this week is the Apple iPhone release. I'm curious if this is going to have a big splash because of the pressure that we're seeing on inflation, which means that will people have the money to be able to go out and purchase a new iPhone? And I think that's going to be a big indicator when we start to see the sales coming in for the holidays and whether or not Apple is doing well. So be on the caution and be on the lookout for that. Additionally, we'll see the CPI inflation data most likely going to be down. That comes in on Wednesday. PPI also comes in this week on Thursday. Retail sales data on Thursday will be softer anticipated. Consumer sentiment data on Friday. Consumer sentiment is right now looking to see maybe one of its biggest dips all year. This is a problem because it will have, I believe, some impact on how the Fed responds with whether or not they're going to be able to hold a flat position in terms of interest rates and the Fed fund rate coming up in November. So we'll see how that goes out. Also, the New York Fed manufacturing data comes in on Friday. So this is a big one. So it's the huge last week before the September Fed meeting. And when you look at what's going to happen over the next, say, 30 to 60 days, I think a lot is really dependent on these numbers this week and how that might play out for you guys in your markets. If you just look at the charts, there's a couple of things. Everybody's saying, why is crypto down so much today? And you can kind of see right here, listen, everything is in the red right now. Quantified crypto shows all top 50 projects with negative performance on the day as a total cryptocurrency. Market cap lost $10 billion in today's daily candle. So that's a big hit. 2 % in the last 24 hours. Fairly significant. Many people are looking at this potential of the FTX dump on the horizon. There's things that, yes, of course, FTX is still a burr in the saddle of the crypto markets. But I don't think it is as big of a problem as maybe a lot of people are indicating. I'll show you some data on this. But if FTX gets the approval for the sell -off, that's the big if, the details will settle on the size and the frequency of liquidations in order to minimize possible negative effects on the market. Now, they hold a lot of assets. We do know that. And remember, the market has already had a tremendous push down. So we're not seeing a $2 .5 trillion market here. We're barely seeing a trillion dollar market. So these kinds of things could implement very easily and cause a little problem within the market. But I don't know, the question mark will be how much can go into the markets and whether or not that's going to have an impact on Bitcoin. I'd love to get you guys' feedback. Do you feel like FTX is going to have any kind of scenario? Are we going to continue to see just a slight downward trend as we've been tracking over the last 10 to 14 days? Or do you think we'll start to see a real hit on the markets? Love to get your comments. Drop those down below. A couple of things to be aware of, and I think everybody's kind of fudding a little bit, is on the amount of Solana. If you look at respective amounts going from $29 million in XRP to $685 million in Solana, there's the line list of some of the tokens that could be at risk to a certain extent. But in reality, these aren't too bad in terms of if they get the go to actually release some of these tokens to be able to compensate the creditors that are in line. So a couple of tweets here. I'm going to kind of just go up here to this one right here. Will they sell off this week, cause a Solana soul crash? This was the tweet that hit on it. Mainly what they're talking about is the potential of this $200 million a week of assets that would be the limit that could kind of roll into this. And I've got a couple of charts here from Woo Blockchain. Let me kind of go up here. So this is as of August 31st. And the total of $3 .4 billion in crypto assets, including $1 .16 billion in Sol, $560 million in Bitcoin. And then you can kind of see the line list there. But these are the asset holdings overall, Solana taking the largest, and then Bitcoin coming in right behind it. And of course, everybody's also looked at Solana and the fact that they've been able to hold on. Remember that Solana was one of the blockchains that took the hardest hit from the FTX crash that happened last December. We saw Solana go down to basically about $8 .50 and then has corrected since then. And that's been an opportunity for some people because many people went in on Solana at its low around $8 to $9, and they're sitting obviously in a great position right now. Filing shows also that there's 438 investment portfolios with approximately $4 .5 billion in invested assets. These are the companies that are all, of course, being hurt. You can kind of see the token layer right there, limited partnerships involved, the equity investments involved. Obviously, we know Genesis and their connection, Yuga Labs playing a role in this, among many others. So this is not just crypto related. We'll potentially see a little bit of a market wave being hit here as we see more and more people taking losses on their books. As of August 24th, about 36 ,000 customer claims have been filed for a total of $16 billion. These are all everything from creditors, etc. You see the $4 .1 billion in litigation for Genesis. Even Celsius is sitting in there right now. And then the IRS, of course, has the largest position right now at $43 .5 billion for claims against this and what's happening with FTX. So all is not well yet. And I think this is, again, one of those things that could be one of those last little pushes into the markets as we continue to see the macro pressure pull the markets down. I just don't think it will be a sharp loss now and decrease in the market overall, especially on digital assets. Now, there could be a handful of tokens. Yes, Solana could take a fairly significant drop down to around $15. It's trading at around $17 right now. So that would be the one to watch for sure. Here's Lark Davis kind of hitting on it. He points out a couple of good notes here. First, coins will not be on the market to be sold, mostly will go over counter. And Solana is mostly locked up, and most of their tokens are locked up for around four years. So that in itself would slow this down. When this is sold over the counter, it'll be someone buying FTX's vesting contract. So that is a factor that plays in it. FTT, I don't think anybody's going to be playing in too worried about that one. Because remember, this was what I feel like set everything in motion was when CZ actually sold and started to move a large amount of FTT, which started the domino effect to occur and caused obviously, I won't say caused, but it definitely had a big implement or potential impact on what happened over at FTX. Bitcoin and ETH, they've got a good amount, but not billions. I still don't think we're going to see any real impact on both Bitcoin and Ethereum. I think we're going to see more market and macro pressure on Bitcoin and Ethereum. And I think we're seeing it right now. Obviously, we've seen a little bit of a downtrend on both of those. Aptos, this is the only one that maybe you have to worry about because of its size. And then everything else, no amounts big enough to concern. So I think this is, again, still just a bit of FUD. But the real question is, how and what will be pushing this down? And you have to remember, and this is just some Solana stuff, I think people thinking that there's a big deal with Solana. Two years of aggressive selling, I would agree. And the number of black swaths we've seen in this market, I'm still very impressed. And I just had a big, one of our executive coaching sessions this weekend. And that was one of the things that many of the people brought. These are business owners, millionaires in many cases, very successful. And even they brought to the point is that Bitcoin doesn't seem to have as much of an impact on it as it has in the past years as they've analyzed. And I would agree, I think the resiliency now is quite a bit different. Here was TOLI coming in. If everyone else is throwing shade, then we're just going to build and code in the shade. So of course, that's the current leader of Solana and Solana has been building and doing a lot in the way of doing partnerships. Obviously, we saw the deal with Visa and many other things happening out there in the market, for sure. Leaders are now monitoring risk in crypto asset ecosystem. The fact that it's even being discussed at a G20, you can take it two ways. You can take it as they're talking about it. That means at least it's getting into a legitimate layer or they're talking about it and it means they might be doing something negative. I think that we're in the more legitimacy layer from the G20. There's a few things there that we can hit on, but I want to also give you guys a heads up. We'll be doing a video later about this because there is a lot happening within the G20 that I think have bigger impact on the planet, especially around investing, what some of the countries will be doing, because there's a lot of positioning around stablecoins right now. And I think even here in the U .S., we're going to see that as well. But the FASB thing was endorsed dramatically. So we endorsed the financial stability board, high level recommendations for the new regulation and supervision of crypto asset activity. So that's a big scenario we talked about last week. Also following the declaration, the finance ministers at the central bank governors of the G20 nations committed to discussing and taking forward a roadmap during the next meeting in October of 2023. That's just around the corner. So they are looking at other potential impacts of maybe how digital assets play a role in a lot of these G20 nations. They also demanded that responsibility bodies ensure implementation method is consistent across global to avoid regulatory arbitrage. More things that I think will also play into how these countries are going to be dealing with digital assets. We've already seen MICA move pretty heavily in this way and position I think the EU into a very strong position of being able to do some interesting things in blockchain over the next few years. One other thing here, crypto analysts is predicting a fake pump before Bitcoin before we see a big dump. Again, we still have a lot of people pushing into the point that we could see a $15K Bitcoin or under. That is the real question mark because right now Bitcoin has been holding fairly decently. A couple of points they hit on right here is Bitcoin could be ready for a short squeeze. And this is in reference to around the $27 ,000 price zone in the following days. This is going to be a very critical time right now. Remember, we've got a lot of things hitting this week that will show the course of the United States when it comes to not only inflation but a potential recovery. And I think that's the more important thing. The other thing that they focus on was Bitcoin market makers are getting ready for a fake pump around $26 ,900 before further dump into liquidate long positions around $24 ,000 price zone. That's one that I think will be interesting because this right here is the potential forecast of where we could see Bitcoin going. If you look at our sentiment data on the CPI, which is our own crypto power index, I can't really downtrend a pressure on both amplification sentiment and top line sentiment on both Bitcoin and Ethereum. So does it mean that we would see a sub $20K? I don't know yet. But what I am seeing is a very consistent downtrend on overall sentiment in the market. And I think when you add in the other macro pressures, those are the things you have to watch for. I don't think it's as much as the FTX issue as it is the macro pressure. Fun fact, less than 5 % of global population now is invested in crypto. So that just shows you again how early you are. Maybe you're watching this for the first time and you're just now getting into crypto or maybe you're just now getting into Bitcoin and Ethereum, you're starting to do your research. What I would ask for you guys to do is just subscribe to the channel. It is one of the easiest ways that you're going to get additional content. You can drop that, you know, hit that little bell and it will give you notifications when we do things like that our live streams. Last up here that I think is interesting is a clip that I want to play for you. And this comes from David Marcus and David Marcus runs a company called Lightspeed, Lightspark, excuse me, not Lightspeed Ventures, but Lightspark. And Lightspark is trying to do some unique things in Lightning. But I want to play this clip for you. He starts off about halfway through. This is coming from Squawkbox. Let's listen in. We've watched the valuation of Bitcoin sort of sit around $25 ,000, $26 ,000. We've all been questioning, so where does this go? And does Bitcoin ever really become a currency, which is what you talk about it becoming? Do you think the value of Bitcoin needs to or can move up if it's actually a currency? Meaning I've always made the argument the currency problem is if Bitcoin is, if you think Bitcoin is going $30 ,000 or $50 ,000 or $60 ,000, there's no way I'm going to spend it on, you know, a pizza or on anything, frankly. If I think it's going to go down, by the way, I might spend it immediately. So our view is actually that Bitcoin is not the currency that people will use to buy things. But a fragment of a Bitcoin on top of Lightning is like a small packet, data packet on the Internet only for value. And so you can exchange at the edges of the network and send dollars to someone that will receive Japanese yen on the other side or send dollars to someone who will receive euros on the other side. All right. So a couple of things that David hit on there that I think are interesting. One is he did admit that Bitcoin would not be used for as a currency. And this is something that I've argued, you know, over time is that it is a challenge because of what's happening with Lightning right now. Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing. It's just a way that Bitcoin will be utilized. And, you know, to what Squawk Box's interviewer there, Sorkis, was trying to get to is that why would a currency ever be a speculated asset? This is where I think the the draw is if Bitcoin is still a speculated asset and it reacts like one. It has volatility. It has, you know, the issues with everything that we've talked about in today's show in terms of liquidity. And it also has pressures from macro. That's just like any other speculated asset, whether you're investing in securities, real estate, anything that you would speculate on. So I think that Marcus, what he's trying to do with LightSpark is they're trying to get to that point where they can get a settlement layer into it. And that's where I think the real question mark is. So whether you haven't, maybe this is the first time you've heard of the Lightning Network. I would suggest that you guys go out, do a little research, really understand it and try to get your head around what its purpose is and how it could be used in the future. At the same time, be looking at the Ethereum network. Also take a look at Solana. You want to look at these payment architectures that are being built on blockchain because these are the ones that are going to most likely be the ones that go forward. So love to get your feedback on whether or not you guys think FTX, these potentials here are even going to have a remote chance of causing any movement down, or do you feel like it's going to be more of the macro? Drop some comments down below. Of course, if you're not in our diamond circle, make sure and get in right now. It's one of the best places you get additional alpha from us. We do a podcast over there. I drop additional analysis in there only to the diamond circle. And of course, the only way you get in is join that link right down below. It's very easy. If you guys want to catch me, catch me out there on X at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
Is Trump Stronger Than Ever? Kane of Citizen Free Press Weighs In
"Us now is one of our favorite guests, citizenfreepress .com. Citizen Kane joins us. Kane, thank you for taking the time. A lot happening in the news cycle. Kane, you and I were talking all spring about how they were going to indict Trump. Here we are now post -Labor Day. The summer of indictments. It's not yet over. More indictments are coming. But where do you stand, Kane? You do this 18, 20 hours a day. Expectations versus reality. Is Trump stronger than you thought he would be now facing 600 years in federal prison? Yeah, thanks for having me on, Charlie. And I would say an emphatic yes to your first question. You know, that was the big, right? When you and I were dealing with this three months ago, five months ago, that was our big unknown, right? Is we knew the indictments were coming, but we didn't know how the voters would respond. And so we were sort of looking, you know, as much as we hate polls and know all the problems with polls, that was our only way forward. And we've been sort of looking for this. So there was a poll out yesterday done after the most recent Georgia indictment. And Trump, you know, well, I think the last time I was on, we talked about one poll. He was leading 49 -41 in swing states. That was McLaughlin, or McLaughlin poll. And then a poll came out yesterday, Wall Street Journal showing him dead even with Biden. And we've started to see these sort of fearful articles from Washington Post and New York Times just wringing their hands, wondering why aren't Trump's numbers, why aren't his poll numbers falling? So I think we have the first answer to the question, which is the lay of the land, four indictments out. Trump has not been hurt. In fact, he has been helped. And now we'll just have to sort of cross our fingers and watch if this changes as we head into the actual trials.
Here's Our Beef With Dog Training Franchises...
"Here's my beef with, I think all of our beef with a dog training franchise. Most franchises, you go to the school to own a dog training franchise, learn how to run a business and become, learn how to dog train. And it's three weeks long. When we hire someone, it's five months of handholding, training, accountability, being monitored all the time just to be a dog trainer. We're not teaching them how to run a business. We're teaching them just how to work with a dog because in five months they're really just scratching the surface. They finally worked with enough dogs with enough different variances that they can start thinking on their own. That's with three weeks. Yeah. There's no complication. Those are the equivalent of the cookie cutter trained dog. They haven't done any kind of problems shooting, how to figure out what's wrong with the dog. That's my beef with dog training franchises is it's not a burger. You can't just put it on the grill for 60 seconds, flip it, cook it for 60 seconds and serve it up. Well, that's why I think about 90 % of them are e -collar trained. And that is why. So the next question is why do all these franchises use e -collars because they're not cooking a burger. They got to figure out how can we do this and teach somebody with no experience how to train a dog in three weeks and get it all done fast. We're going to make the dog do it and we're going to use an e -collar to do it. Yeah. That's why. That's why almost all, but not all, but I don't know what the statistic is, but the they have bark in their name and that's all I want to say, but they don't really go after and market towards and try to solve complex behavioral and emotional issues and they don't use an e -collar. Now they use a weird bean bag or something that's kind of bizarre, but at least they're complicated and emotional and behavioral issues with a dog. It ain't happening. That's not possible. Uh, Laura, you went to a dog training franchise school. We were almost, we were like, I'm holding my fingers up and they're very close together. I'm almost going to buy a franchise. Until I went to school. And I know one, uh, I know we're friends with, uh, owner of the franchise in within that franchise. And he told me before we were going to do it, he said, you're going to be probably angry when you leave about how little you actually learned about training dogs, especially for how much money you spent to buy the franchise and how long you were there, three weeks. But don't worry. The other franchise, these will help you if you have questions. Well, that's nice. But then why am I picking, why would someone pay 50 to $100 ,000 to a franchise that's not literally teaching you how to train a dog? Um, just, and you know, when you came back, you were like, well, I don't know. What was your experience at that school? Um, at that training, it was a joke. Um, I don't, I can say who it is, but even, even the training on how to run the business was a joke. I've never run a business. Charles usually does that. We've had different companies throughout our lifetime. I got nothing out of it. So I knew nothing about training a business. Basically, they say, we have this Google drive that the other owners are on. So that's where you get all your information out. I'm like, what the hell? Go look at other people's Google Docs and use their spreadsheets they're sharing with you and kind of figure it out. So that's how you run your business. And then the dog training was not non -existent.
A highlight from 114: Part 2: Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith is still Defending and Protecting
"You know, that brings attention to a professional police department and what's going on, what really goes on. I mean, that's why Game of Crimes is so professional and so popular. Exactly. People want to hear the inside stories. Look at the, I can tell you, I ran into the commissioner of the Alaska State Troopers and when they started putting that on Nat Geo, they got all sorts of people applying. Now, the biggest problem was you'd get some guys from the East, like New York, come out there and like, I got to be in what village for three years? Yeah, you're right. Yeah, my backup is going to take four days. What? I'm a head dog by mushing, you know, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. Hey, I wanted to ask you about that though, because we want to get into talking now about a lot of the work that you're doing right now. But I preface that by saying there used to be a time when you and Dave, you'd send me a message, you'd see me on Fox or whatever, hey, I see you on TV. I can't turn on the TV now without seeing your ass all over the TV. You are on, you have been on so many things, but that gets into what I wanted to talk about with you. You took a lot of your training, you took a lot of the work that you did. And now I think you're doing one of the great things, which is you're out there telling the story. So let's talk about how did you get involved? But before we do that, I asked you, I told you, I wanted to ask you about this. You had no problems. You survived a lot of things, but you had one of the biggest fights of your life wasn't getting run over by a car in a, in a convenience store, was it, but it did involve another C. Yeah, absolutely. So the end of September, 2020, you know, I just got back from a training trip and I get the doctor says, you know, Mrs. Smith, yeah. Hey, has anybody called you about your biopsy? And I'd forgotten that I'd had a breast biopsy like a month earlier. And and I go, no. And he goes, oh, well, okay. So you have cancer and it's a very aggressive type. And I've referred you to an oncologist that'll, she'll give me a call next week and he's getting ready to hang up. And I like, hold on, let me get my husband. So like, come over here. What the hell? And you know, he's a super guy, but they just don't, it's not like on TV, nobody says, nobody brings you in and sits you down and gives you a tissue and says you have cancer. They go, okay, you got cancer. A lot of other people got cancer. That's kind of the, that's kind of the, the, the attitude, you know, and, and you just want to scream at everybody, but, but I have cancer. Well, so do a million other people. And so, so yeah, so I was diagnosed with, with breast cancer. And so this is, this is in the middle of the pandemic. So which was really serendipitous at the time because we weren't traveling a lot. We weren't doing a lot of training because things kept getting postponed. And so make long story short, and it does weave into my, my job at the national police association, but I had a, a double mastectomy. And after the, after they do that, you know, they told me, okay, great. We got it all. It's all good. You know, we had the kids came down for Thanksgiving and we celebrated. And then I go back to the doctor and she goes, oh, well, I have the rest of your pathology. Great. You have another kind of cancer. Do I now? And so then I had to go through chemotherapy and, and then a year after, you know, about five months, chemotherapy, a year of infusions. And I see the oncologist next week. And I think I'll go from seeing an oncologist every 90 days to every six months. And they can't call me cancer free, but they call me presumed cured. So I'm incredibly grateful. But it did factor into multiple things with my, my, my appearances in the media. So we can, we can talk about that too. Well, and I, I tracked this cause you posted some of this on Facebook and everything else. And it's kind of like, if there's one tough lady who can kick cancer's ass, it's going to be Betsy Brantner Smith. And I mean, you did, I mean, it's like, well, look, you're still doing it too. And you had, I mean, Dave obviously was there with you to help you out. And it's so important to have that relationship, um, to do stuff like that. But if I, you know, look, if I asked cancer, I'd be a little afraid. You see what I don't, don't let the good looks fool you here, you know, cause I'll kick your ass. And that's what you did. You know, that's what you're continuing to do. Well, it was a team effort. I, you know, Dave and I really approached this like a, as he says, I approached it like an assignment, like a call. And, uh, and that's really what you had to do, but it is very much a, it's a team effort and I'm very low drama. Like I, I didn't even want to tell anybody. I was like, why do we have to tell people? And he's like, well, you can't have cancer. Not tell people like, why, why not? Well, because, because you went six months without telling anybody you were pregnant. You're already hiding things. You know, I, you know, cause I was like, I, at the time I didn't think I'd have to chemo. So who's going to know? You know, and our kids, we have four kids. They live all in different parts of the country.
Julie Kelly: Court Filing Shows Unprecedented Actions by Judge Chutkan
"And the reason I want to have you on was due to a tweet you had sent out yesterday this abomination of a judge and I use that term judge loosely judge chutkin a who political is clearly activist in DC so yesterday there is a court filing and you got a hold of the transcript and this is incredible that the government is now acknowledging in the persecution of Donald Trump in Washington DC that there is not a single case they have ever pushed to trial in five months from indictment to trial like they're doing with Donald Trump not one Julie of the tens of thousands this is the first time they're doing it and they're not even shy about it it's sitting right here in the filing I mean this is an obvious election interference effort and an effort to get ahead of the case in Florida it is Dan and and I just posted the full transcript you have to buy transcripts so I bought it and I was going to write an article article on it but nothing I could say Dan can do tanya shotkins words so I posted the full transcript on my sub staff you classified with Julie Kelly people have to read this aside from the screenshots I posted yesterday it's not just Dan that she admitted that there is not a single incident or example of a case in DC federal court going from indictment to trial in five months which then she pushed to seven months thinking she's a big hero I will tell you in covering January 6 cases the average time is about 14 months and high in -profile cases say the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys it was almost two years before they went to trial so the idea that she is that Donald Trump is expected to be ready to go to trial in March have pre -trial motions ready in December and the discovery in this case is already 12 million plus pages and she's actually one of the most outlandish things she said in court on Monday was scolding Trump's lawyers
A highlight from Ep365: 4 Things To Help You Improve As A Podcaster - Richard Walsh
"What you want to do from the business podcast standpoint, it builds authority. When you do a quality podcast, again, you're bringing on the right guests. Oh, you're presenting the proper contact. Builds a lot of authority, gives people an easy access. It's free. They can listen. You can build that know, like, and trust factor and really get that authority stand in front of them. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster. It's Adam A. Adams, and I've got a returning guest today. His name's Richard Walsh. We will connect you with the previous episode he was on more than two years ago, which was episode number 45 in the 350 or 360 or three 70 range. But back over 300 episodes ago, he was on the podcast about two years ago. What that means that I'm averaging three a week. I think that's what it means. Three episodes a week, Richard Walsh. His bio is in the show notes. You can check out the other link when he was on his company link is in the show notes and also his podcast itself. So that way you can follow him, check him out, get to know him, hire him. He's a business coach. And the podcast name is E .T .O .P. What does E .T .O .P. stand for again? So that's E .T .O .P. Escape the owner prison escape. That's the title of my best. That's right. I remember my best selling book and I modeled that up. Hey, you know what, Richard? When I was looking at your Facebook, we're connected on Facebook. I thought it was interesting. The regiment for your son. Can we talk a little bit about that? Yes, I love to talk about that. OK, all right. So right now he's doing three workouts every single day. What is this like? So he's going in the Navy, OK, which we wouldn't be doing three workouts a day if he was just going to the Navy. I'm a Marine. OK, he's not going to be a Marine because they don't need to. And we'll leave it at that. OK, no offense. The Navy guys out there, they say the Marine Corps is a department of the Navy, but it's the men's department. OK, so I've never heard. I like it. I love being, you know, I'm not original. So he was going, what's called the buzz program. So that's basic underwater demolition seals training. So he wants to be a Navy seal like it's and everybody does. And they'll go in there and there's a 90 percent fill rate. OK, and most of that's even in the first couple of days. OK, well, he's not going to be that. OK, he's going to make it. He's under no delusions of what it is, knows exactly what he's up for. So we embarked on about two and a half months ago. We did about a five month program to get him ready. So my whole goal is to increase the probability for success. OK, so obviously it's a huge physical demand, but really the real demand is mental. OK, they break you, you break. And it's not as long as you don't quit. You'll pretty much make it if you got the head for it. OK, so but physically, again, the increased probability of success. We need to train properly. OK, so I'll give you a real quick what he does. So in the morning, we do a 45 minute conditioning workout. So that's a lot of body weight and includes pull ups, pull ups, push ups, squats, lunges, burpees, you name it. Like we do a ton of stuff, you know, probably body weight or maybe add weight and stuff like that very hard, do 10 sets of that. So we'll do 100 of everything. You'll do 500 reps of stuff in the morning from there would go directly about less than 30 minutes from there. He'll do a six to 10 mile run, which is hills. We're in a very hilly country out here to do a six to 10 mile road run that in the afternoon we go back for pool and he'll do one to two miles of combat side stroke freestyle to work on training water, of course, underwater on your breath. So he actually trains on that as well. It was a boxer as well. We're doing last two years, so we will occasionally do bag workouts or as he did last night, went and sparred eight rounds with four different guys. So we do this five to six days a week, depending on the six, they will vary. And we also have what you saw today at our house in the yard. It created kind of a little outdoor training. So we'll do like an 80 pound log carry for 60 yards. He'll do 10 burpees. He'll do 60 yard bear crawl. He'll do an 80 pound log carry for 60 yards. He'll run with the 35 pound med ball extended above his head to simulate the boats they run with for 60 yards. Then he'll do a 20, a 20 foot rope climb, and they'll come down and take a 50 pound dumbbell and do a single arm farmer's carry, which is just carried at his side, he'll go 35 yards out, switch hands, do 35 yards back. And we'll do that five times. And normally do that right after his six mile run. And we'll do them. So that's three different workouts and it sounds crazy. And it's cause he wants to be in the men's department. Well, he says, yeah, well, yeah, he does, but you'll see it. I train with seals and everything else too. So they are the elite warriors of the world and he wants to be an elite warrior. Okay. That's what he really wants the skills and stuff like that. So, um, and he has a no quit mindset and that's why. Speaking of no quit mindset, I quoted you and I loved it. I loved the quote says, as long as you don't quit, you'll make it. And I was in junior high, middle school. And, and my band director made us memorize quotes. And one of the quotes I could actually a few of the quotes were about persistence and determination. Not quitting, not giving up one being from Calvin Coolidge. And he basically said like, it's not how smart you are. It's not how intelligent you are, even how educated you are or how cool you are, how funny you are, how good looking you are a lot of those things don't really make somebody successful, but what makes somebody successful is never quitting, never giving up. And so like when we're starting a podcast, it's hard, it's brutal. And he's about to go to, I guess it's probably called hell week or something. Is that what it's called? Yeah. In the program buds itself is like 35 weeks long and that's in like week five. Hell week is week five. Okay. Okay. So yeah, it's a lot more than people. Yeah. 35 weeks, nine months or something with basic and airborne school. It's almost a year to get the whole thing done. Okay. And well, so first and foremost, I want to take something that you mentioned that I think you've taken with you to your business also to your business clients that you mentor, you coach them also to your son, the mindset that you've had to be successful, the mindset that he's having to be successful. And I'm extracting this as long as you don't quit, he'll make it. As long as you just keep getting back up when you get knocked down, you'll make it. And I am curious how this can tie into you and your journey. I know you have episode 45, 45. You were on for episode 45, and I'm sure you've gotten knocked down in the last two years. It's been over two years since you've been on. I'm sure you got knocked down as you were starting your business or you started your podcast. How would you feel just to share some of the trials and how you got through them? Just a few ideas, two or three trials that you've gotten through to get to where you are right now. Absolutely. I'll give you a quick quote too, about losing and quitting.
"more than five months" Discussed on WTOP
"Mark hammering balancing your personal finances as a parent i'm mark hammering with a bank rate dot com personal finance minute speaking as a dad having having a child is a wonderful life -changing experience the decision as considerable consequences for character families personal finances before embarking on the parenting path as a couple asked whether both of you are fully on board or invested so to speak if one of the partners wants to travel more or go to graduate school or pay for an expensive home renovation it might be time to reconsider priorities how are you doing financially the are the significant and numerous expenses of child raising something that you're truly ready for a stable household requires getting dead under control also saving for retirement and for emergencies high -yield savings accounts are now producing better returns for your money and take stock of insurance needs between paying for hospital costs drug co -pays and deductibles medical bills for a growing family can mount I'm Mark Hamrick criminals are getting more creative so police officers are asking for outside help Brian Bandmiller explains drug syndicate down under has been busted up and they had a pretty sweet deal I'm Brian Bandmiller on business for more than five months authorities from Canada Australia and Zealand New worked together to bust a crime ring worth billions of dollars it began in January when Canadian authorities were alerted that almost 800 gallons of liquid meth had been hidden in dozens of bottles of canola oil that was on its way to instead Australia the police swapped out the meth for a harmless substance and allowed the shipment to continue once arrived in it Australia police there tracked two men moving it around the storage locations in Melbourne meanwhile in New Zealand police say the syndicate tried to hide more than three -quarters of a ton of meth in a shipment of maple syrup so so far police in Australia and New Zealand say they made a dozen arrests and expect more to come in Canada police they're say still investigating and have yet to provide all the details police say it's just one example of what they can do when working together Brian Van Miller CBS News people who are night owls appear to higher have a risk for dying early instead it appears to be about late night habits the study in Finland about asked 20 ,000 people twins if they were definitely morning people or evening people or just to some extent it found that overall there was a 9 % increase of premature deaths for evening people compared to morning people but the researchers say the higher risk is mainly because of alcohol and tobacco consumption other studies have found that night owls tend to be bigger risk takers and don't exercise as much shayna stool and wtop news coming up we'll tell you what a judge had to say to former president trump free the supplemental security income program provides monthly payments to help meet basic needs like putting food on the table paying the rent or buying new shoes for growing feet you may qualify if your income and financial resources are low and you
"more than five months" Discussed on KOMO
"Frank Lindsay is at the editor's desk. President Joe Biden says the moment millions have been waiting for in the Covid crisis is here. He knows a lot of people are waiting to get vaccinated until the FDA gave its full approval to a vaccine that happened yesterday. Visor shots are now available to anyone. 16 and older. Another Florida school district is defying the governor's ban on mask mandates. The Duval County school board has voted to require kids to wear a mask for the next 90 days, with only a few exceptions, schools and more than half the nation have such mandates in place. Now is not a good time to visit Hawaii. That's what Governor David IgE a said yesterday. He also asked all residents and visitors to restrict travel to and from Hawaii to essential activities. Only a noted another shutdown is the last resort move. Meanwhile, officials have started limiting gatherings in Honolulu. Enrollment in public schools in this country has dropped dramatically this year. ABC News correspondent Jim Ryan is with us now, Jim What's What's the reason for this? Well, it's an extension of what happened last year course Greg with the Covid and with some kids involved in virtual school last year, that may be the case again this year, and some kids are simply AWOL altogether. School districts across the country, especially some of the larger urban districts are still out, searching for those kids trying to find out where they are. Why they have not yet come to school that last week. As you know, the Seattle public school system decided that it would not offer virtual option. The pilot program to younger kids don't worry would be limited to younger kids Kindergarten to fifth. But not to the high school kids. There are concerns that that may result in some kids pulling out as well earlier in the summertime. The announcement was that the program would be offered to all of the students. That's not the case now and that may be happening in other places around the country. Lack of enrollment, the lower numbers or convincing schools that they simply can't do that virtual program. Then our private to his private school enrollment going up. That's going to be an interesting thing to see from some of the associations around the country, the groups that look look that that's sort of that the umbrella organizations for those schools because it's entirely possible that a lot of places I don't here in Texas, especially some parents are deciding that rather than sending their kids to school districts that is requiring masks or Sending their mast up kids into districts that don't require masks. They may pull them out. Put them in private school matter. We'll be interested to see how it plays out here as the school year starts Jim, thanks for the update, ABC News correspondent Jim Ryan. House Intelligence Committee chair. Adam Schiff doesn't think evacuations in Afghanistan will be completed by next Tuesday's target. He thinks it's very unlikely given the number of Americans still in the country. President Biden could decide today whether to extend that troop deadline. New York's first female governor will give a speech this afternoon after meeting with legislative leaders. Kathy Huckle make history Just minutes after midnight. She was sworn in when former governor Andrew Cuomo officially stepped down amid sexual harassment allegations. Some new details are coming out about a former Lawson Angeles Angels pitcher who died of a drug overdose. Tyler Skaggs was found in his hotel room two years ago just prior to a baseball game. Now, federal prosecutors say he used a middleman to deal drugs to other players. The proud boys leader is being sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning of black lives matter. Banner. And he admitted to the crime. Prosecutors had recommended 90 days in jail. But a judge handed down a harsher sentence because he says, the proud boys leader did not express genuine remorse..
"more than five months" Discussed on AP News
"Is a P news. I'm Rita Foley, The U. S military is ramping up evacuations from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the first time meeting and exceeding US projections. US military flights carried about 17,000 Americans, Afghan allies and others to safety in 36 hours. Here's the AP is my Gracia with the August 31st deadline for the Complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan one week away. The frenzied evacuation of U. S citizens and Afghan allies continues Monday marked the busiest day of the evacuation efforts. Army General Stephen Lion's heads U. S Transportation Command. I'm very, very confident that will will sustain that effort. And improve that effort. To be honest with you. My commitment is to ensure that airlift is never the constraint. In this operation, US officials say a military helicopter was used to pick up 16 American citizens Monday and ferry them to Kabul airport. Mike Grossi, a Washington now is a risky time to be traveling. That's Hawaii's governor, David IgE, a talking about the fast spreading delta variant of the coronavirus and why he's asking that do not visit the islands right now. And now the first Kathy Hogle became the first female governor of New York at the stroke of midnight Tuesday, Right after Andrew Cuomo left office following his announcement two weeks ago, he would resign rather than face a likely impeachment battle. She planned to meet with legislative leaders later in the morning and make a public address at three p.m. Julie Walker, New YORK Andrew Cuomo denies sexual harassment allegations. On his way out of office. Then Governor Cuomo granted clemency to six people, including the driver in the 1981 armored truck robbery in which three people were killed. 76 year old David Gilbert is serving life. This is a P news. The leader of the proud boys is going to jail. The leader of the proud Boys extremist group was sentenced to more than five months in jail. Enrique Terrio told the court he made a grave mistake and was profusely. Sorry for his actions. He pleaded guilty to burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines entered the nation's capital days before the January capital riot. Proud boy members describe themselves as a politically incorrect men's club for Western chauvinist. Dario hasn't been charged in the capital attack, but for group leaders have been charged with conspiring to impede the certification of President Biden's victory. Ed Donahue. Washington Wisconsin residents who get their first dose of the covid vaccine in the state by Labor Day will get a $100 gift card. Governor Tony Evers made the announcement yesterday. I'm Rita Foley. AP News Thank you for listening to the AP Radio Network. Hey,.
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"more than five months" Discussed on AP News
"News. I'm Ed Donahue, the Taliban is warning any attempt by US troops to delay their withdrawal in Afghanistan past August 31st to give people more time to get out would provoke a reaction. This is Army General Stephen Lyons. So we have our own processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect our aircraft going in and out. John Kirby at the Pentagon says the focus is to wrap up August 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. The evacuation effort continues at the Kabul airport. President Biden says he hopes final FDA approval of fighters coronavirus vaccine will encourage more unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated together. Made significant progress in just seven months. Just have to finish the job. Science. Facts and confidence judges considering a lawsuit the challenges Florida Governor Rhonda Santos's order, reserving the mask decision for parents exactly harder to hear people when they're when they're covered in the mass of the idea that this doesn't affect learning is total nonsense. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. And Rico Theriot, the leader of the proud boys extremist group, was sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines to the city shortly before the January capital riot. Jeopardy is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards as host, My MBE Olic will return for the first three weeks, Richard stepped aside after a report of past demeaning comments he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news Britain wants a longer period for evacuations in Kabul. Britain's urging the US to extend its evacuation effort in Kabul beyond the current August 31 deadline, saying without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to press President Joe Biden At an emergency group of seven leaders meeting on Tuesday. Convened by Britain, Biden's not ruled out extending the airlift beyond the deadline he set before the Taliban's swift takeover in Afghanistan, But he said he hoped it would not be necessary. Charles Tu la Decima London Carney Hamzi, a rock n roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as Sweet, Sweet Connie in the 1973 Grand funk Railroad hit. We're an American band has died. She was 66. Hamzi worked for a time as a substitute teacher and hung out with groups that included Queen the Eagles and Kiss Ed Donahue. AP News I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the deadline to get out of Afghanistan has not changed. We are well aware Of Of of the state of desire. To buy the Taliban to have this mission completed by the 31st of August. I would tell you that we too Are still planning. Completing it by the 31st of August. National security advisor Jake Sullivan says. A lot of people aren't getting out of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours alone. 28 U. S military flights have a evacuated approximately 10,400 people from Kabul. It's the biggest day of evacuation flights out of Afghanistan. By far, Sullivan says talks with the Taliban are continuing. The Pentagon says it has added 1/4 U. S military base in New Jersey to three others in Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. That are prepared to temporarily house arriving Afghans. I'm Ed Donahue. President Biden is celebrating the full FDA approval of visors. Coronavirus vaccine, the president says for people holding out until there is final approval. It has now happened the moment you've been waiting for us here. Time for you to go Get your vaccination. Get it today, The president says more people are getting vaccinated. The pace of our vaccination effort has saved over 100,000 lives and prevented more than 450,000 hospitalizations. This critical progress. We need to move faster. The president called on Americans to finish the job with science, Facts and confidence. Ed Donahue, Washington.
"more than five months" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Evacuation flights continue out of Kabul, Afghanistan has reports indicate Taliban forces and large crowds are hindering the passage of evacuees. National security advisor Jake Sullivan. They have now facilitated the evacuation of more than 37,000 people out of the country. Since August 14th American citizens, third country nationals, our Afghan allies and Afghans at risk of persecution or worse, A Taliban spokesman warned that the U. S. Would cross a red line if the Biden administration keeps troops in Afghanistan past the August 31st deadline. The leader of the proud Boys extremist group was sentenced today to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter. Banner torn down from an historic black church in downtown Washington and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines into the nation's capital days before the January 6th riot. Enrique Terrio told the court he was sorry for his actions, calling them a grave mistake. America's listening to Fox News and now the lens of Liberty. Here's Helen Kribel. I was stunned to hear about police and prosecutors in Wisconsin, staging late night raids by SWAT teams and police dogs, invading family homes and confiscating computers. Cellphones, financial Records and other personal items far from having the right to remain silent. Victims of these rates were ordered by the police Do not tell anyone or call a lawyer under the threat of jail. There have been dozens of these raids without any proof that the homeowners are criminals, even though the bill of rights guarantees US protection against such invasion. Look through the lens of liberty shows such abuse threatens the rule of law itself. We the people are the owners of our rights. We must tell legislators in no uncertain terms that such abuses will not be tolerated. For more information, go to Lens of liberty, not org. That's lens of liberty dot org. Trace every precious product. Every step of the way with the Blockchain built for business. The IBM cloud Cloud her business yours. It's free Time live. You can bring up what you want here. The number 603 to 83 61 60. We've been of course talking. We talked more about New South Wales, Australia than anywhere else on the planet. That's where the tyranny At least in Western society seems to be the strongest. Yeah, it's pretty intense. What they're doing to people. Their lockdowns have been going on there for months. Now. It is, of course, wintertime. In Australia, So keep that in mind if.
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"AP News I'm to McGuire the Taliban warns any attempt by US troops to delay their withdrawal in Afghanistan past August 31st to give people more time to get out would provoke a reaction. U. S Army General Stephen Lyons, So we have our own processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect our aircraft going, and our Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the focus remains on the 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. Some 37,000 people have evacuated from the Kabul airport, including some 16,000 over the past day or so. President Biden says he hopes the final FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine will lead more people to get vaccinated together. We made significant progress in just seven months. We just have to finish the job. Was science. Facts and confidence. Just over half of the population is fully vaccinated. A number of Florida parents are suing Governor Rod de Santas over his order to prevent school districts from mask mandate. He says parents should make that decision for their Children. Only when the Legislature did the parents Bill of Rights. This is exactly one of the reasons why they did it because they looked They understood certain things really should be decided by the parents. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. Thousands of students and hundreds of teachers and staffers in schools across the state have been sent home to quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus at school. Jeopardy is back to guest host after the resignation of Mike Richards. May and Bialik will return for the first three weeks. Richard stepped aside after reported past demeaning comments that he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news. This is Andrew Cuomo's last day as governor of New York Lieutenant governor Kathy Khokha will be sworn in a minute after midnight tomorrow morning. The leader of the right wing, Proud Boys Group has been sentenced to more than five months in jail for his actions during protests in Washington and ahead of the attack on the U. S. Capitol. Ed Donahue has more. Enrique Terrio told the court. He made a grave mistake and was profusely. Sorry for his actions. He pleaded guilty to burning of black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines into the nation's capital days before the January capital riot. Proud boy members describe themselves as a politically incorrect men's club for Western chauvinist. Dario hasn't been charged in the capital attack, but for group leaders have been charged with conspiring to impede the certification of President Biden's victory..
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"I'm Ed Donahue. The Taliban is warning any attempt by US troops to delay their withdrawal in Afghanistan past August 31st to give people more time to get out would provoke a reaction. This is Army General Stephen Lyons. We have our own processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect their aircraft going in and out. John Kirby at the Pentagon says the focus is to wrap up August 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. The evacuation effort continues at the Kabul airport. President Biden says he hopes final FDA approval of fighters coronavirus vaccine will encourage more unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated together. We made significant progress in just seven months. We just have to finish the job. Was science. Facts and confidence judges considering a lawsuit the challenges Florida Governor Rhonda Santos's order, reserving the mask decision for parents exactly harder to hear people when they're when they're covered in the mass of the idea that this doesn't affect learning is total nonsense. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. And Rico Theriot, the leader of the proud boys extremist group, was sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines to the city shortly before the January capital riot. Jeopardy is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards as host, My M B Olic will return for the first three weeks, Richard stepped aside after a report of past demeaning comments he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news Britain wants a longer period for evacuations in Kabul. Britain's urging the US to extend its evacuation effort in Kabul beyond the current August 31 deadline, saying without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to press President Joe Biden At an emergency group of seven leaders meeting on Tuesday. Convened by Britain, Biden's not ruled out extending the airlift beyond the deadline he set before the Taliban's swift takeover in Afghanistan, But he said he hoped it would not be necessary. Charles Tu la Decima London Carney Hamzi, a rock n roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as Sweet, Sweet Connie in the 1973 Grand funk Railroad hit. We're an American band has died. She was 66. Hamzi worked for a time as a substitute teacher and hung out with groups that included Queen the Eagles and Kiss Ed Donahue. AP News I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the deadline to get out of Afghanistan has not changed. We are well aware Of Of the state of desire. To buy the Taliban to have this mission completed by the 31st of August. I would tell you that we too Are still planning. On completing it by the 31st of August. National security advisor Jake Sullivan says. A lot of people are getting out of Afghanistan In the last 24 hours alone. 28 U. S military flights have evacuated approximately 10,400 people from Kabul. It's the biggest day of evacuation flights out of Afghanistan by far Sullivan says talks with the Taliban are continuing. The Pentagon says it has added 1/4 U. S military base in New Jersey to three others in Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin that are prepared to temporarily house arriving Afghans. I'm Ed Donahue. Thank you. Covid 19.
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"News I'm Ed Donahue. The Taliban is warning any attempt by US troops to delay their withdrawal in Afghanistan past August 31st to give people more time to get out would provoke a reaction. This is Army General Stephen Lyons. So we have our own processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect our aircraft going in and out. John Kirby at the Pentagon says the focus is to wrap up August 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. The evacuation effort continues at the Kabul airport. President Biden says he hopes final FDA approval of fighters coronavirus vaccine will encourage more unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated together. Made significant progress in just seven months. Just have to finish the job. Science. Facts and confidence judges considering a lawsuit the challenges Florida Governor Rhonda Santos's order, reserving the mask decision for parents exactly harder to hear people when they're when they're covered in the mass of the idea that this doesn't affect learning is total nonsense. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. And Rico Theriot, the leader of the proud boys extremist group, was sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines to the city shortly before the January capital riot. Jeopardy is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards as host, My MBE Olic will return for the first three weeks, Richard stepped aside after a report of past demeaning comments he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news Britain wants a longer period for evacuations in Kabul. Britain's urging the US to extend its evacuation effort in Kabul beyond the current August 31 deadline, saying without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to press President Joe Biden At an emergency group of seven leaders meeting on Tuesday. Convened by Britain, Biden's not ruled out extending the airlift beyond the deadline he set before the Taliban's swift takeover in Afghanistan, But he said he hoped it would not be necessary. Charles Tu la Decima London, Connie Hamzi, a rock n roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as Sweet, Sweet Connie in the 1973 Grand funk Railroad hit. We're an American band has died. She was 66. Hamzi worked for a time as a substitute teacher and hung out with groups that included Queen the Eagles and Kiss Ed Donahue. AP News I'm Ed Donahue with an A P news minute, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the deadline to get out of Afghanistan has not changed. We are well aware Uh, of Of the state of desire. To buy the Taliban to have this mission completed by the 31st of August. I would tell you that we too Are still planning. Completing it by the 31st of August. National security advisor Jake Sullivan says. A lot of people aren't getting out of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours alone. 28 U. S military flights have a evacuated approximately 10,400 people from Kabul. It's the biggest day of evacuation flights out of Afghanistan. By far, Sullivan says talks with the Taliban are continuing. The Pentagon says it has added 1/4 U. S military base in New Jersey to three others in Virginia, Texas and Wisconsin. That are prepared to temporarily house arriving Afghans. I'm Ed Donahue. If you've got an insurance question, you could talk to a park Ranger. But the only quotes they'd probably give you would be about the beauty of a fallen leaf or ripples in a pond. Not the kind that.
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"This is army General Stephen Lyons. We have our own. Processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect our aircraft going in and out. John Kirby at the Pentagon says the focus is to wrap up August 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. The evacuation effort continues at the Kabul airport. President Biden says he hopes final FDA approval of fighters coronavirus vaccine will encourage more unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated together. Made significant progress in just seven months. Just have to finish the job. Science. Facts and confidence judges considering a lawsuit the challenges Florida Governor Rhonda Santos's order, reserving the mask decision for parents exactly harder to hear people when they're when they're covered in the mass of the idea that this doesn't affect learning is total nonsense. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. And Rico Theriot, the leader of the proud boys extremist group, was sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines to the city shortly before the January capital riot. Jeopardy is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards as host, My MBE Olic will return for the first three weeks, Richard stepped aside after a report of past demeaning comments he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news Britain wants a longer period for evacuations in Kabul. Britain's urging the US to extend its evacuation effort in Kabul beyond the current August 31 deadline, saying without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to press President Joe Biden At an emergency group of seven leaders meeting on Tuesday. Convened by Britain, Biden's not ruled out extending the airlift beyond the deadline he set before the Taliban's swift takeover in Afghanistan, But he said he hoped it would not be necessary. Charles Tu la Decima London, Connie Hamzi, a rock n roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as Sweet, Sweet Connie in the 1973 Grand funk Railroad hit. We're an American band has died. She was 66. Hamzi worked for a time as a substitute teacher and hung out with groups that included Queen the Eagles and Kiss Ed Donahue. AP News COVID 19 is still around. But that doesn't mean the Army ROTC programs are not there for you earned scholarships for school.
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"Troops to delay their withdrawal in Afghanistan past August 31st to give people more time to get out would provoke a reaction. This is army General Stephen Lyons. We have our own. Processes and defensive measures and techniques, tactics and procedures to To take, uh, you know, to protect our crews and to protect our aircraft going in and out. John Kirby at the Pentagon says the focus is to wrap up August 31st if there needs to be A discussion about extending that timeline. Then we absolutely will have that discussion at the appropriate time with the commander in chief. The evacuation effort continues at the Kabul airport. President Biden says he hopes final FDA approval Advisors coronavirus vaccine will encourage more unvaccinated Americans to get vaccinated together. Made significant progress in just seven months. Just have to finish the job. Science. Facts and confidence judges considering a lawsuit the challenges Florida Governor Rhonda Santos's order, reserving the mask decision for parents exactly harder to hear people when they're when they're covered in the mass of the idea that this doesn't affect learning is total nonsense. At least seven school districts representing more than one million Florida students are defying the governor's no mask order. And Rico Theriot, the leader of the proud boys extremist group, was sentenced to more than five months in jail for burning a black lives matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington, D C and bringing to high capacity firearms magazines to the city shortly before the January capital riot. Jeopardy is back to guest hosts after the resignation of Mike Richards as host, My MBE Olic will return for the first three weeks, Richard stepped aside after a report of past demeaning comments he made about women, homeless people and others. This is a P news Britain wants a longer period for evacuations in Kabul. Britain's urging the US to extend its evacuation effort in Kabul beyond the current August 31 deadline, saying without the Americans, other countries will have no choice but to stop their own operations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to press President Joe Biden at an emergency group of seven leaders meeting on Tuesday. Convened by Britain, Biden's not ruled out extending the airlift beyond the deadline he set. Before the Taliban's swift takeover in Afghanistan, But he said he hoped it would not be necessary. Charles Tu la Decima London Carney Hamzi, a rock n roll groupie from Arkansas who was immortalized as Sweet, Sweet Connie in the 1973 Grand funk Railroad hit. We're an American band has died. She was 66 Hamzi worked for a time as a substitute teacher. And hung out with groups that included Queen the Eagles and Kiss Ed Donahue. AP News There will soon be mandatory covid 19 vaccines for the military. The Pentagon says spokesman John Kirby is preparing to make the Covid 19 vaccine mandatory in the military. The health of the force is as always, of our military or civilian employees, families and communities is a top priority. As what's important to remind everyone that these efforts to ensure the safety of our service members and promote the readiness of our force, not to mention the health and safety of the communities around the country in which we live. While he didn't give a timeline, Kirby says Pentagon officials are preparing to issue guidance to require vaccinations Now that the fighter vaccine has been given full approval. I'm Shelley Antler. A P news. I met Donna here. The Food and Drug Administration is giving full final approval for.
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"New bipartisan deal on fixing roads and bridges. But let's start overseas. In about 10 Minutes, the G seven summit officially gets underway, a gathering of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies. And CBS News correspondent Nancy Curtis is in Cornwall, England. Today, some of the world's most powerful leaders are going to be gathering in this tiny seaside town to discuss ways to build back after Covid 19 and President Biden revealed yesterday that they are set to announce as a group today new measures to combat the pandemic. Great pleasure to be here. President Biden says He's looking for a reset today when he sits down with the other six G seven allies who Did not always see eye to eye with his predecessor. Everybody's absolutely thrilled to you. The fence mending started yesterday with a friendly, roughly 90 minute meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recovered a huge range of subjects and it's wonderful to Listen to the Biden administration into into Joe Biden. In a bit of fashion diplomacy, First lady Dr Jill Biden dawned a love jacket, drawing comparisons with former first lady Melania Trump, who famously war one that read. I really don't Care, Do you on a trip to meet migrant Children at a Texas detention center? We're bringing love from America. Another show of soft power came when President Biden announced a plan to buy half a billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine and share Them with low income nations around the world. America will be the Arsal of vaccines and our fight against global Covid 19, just as America was the arsenal of democracy during World War two. Mr Biden said the doses come with no strings attached a move to counter Russia and China's recent push to use vaccines to gain influence. White House Covid response coordinator Jeff Science spearheaded the purchase expected to total $3.5 billion. Is this donation meant to challenge other industrialized nations? To step up their giving as well. Absolutely. I think all the world's democracies need to come together to show that the world's democracies can tackle the biggest problem in the biggest problem that we face this covid 19 All this talk about democracies and alliances. It's more than just platitudes. It's meant to send a message to Russia and China, in particular that the world's biggest democracies are united again and working together and that democracy itself is still the most effective form of government. CBS's Nancy Court is 10 minutes past six o'clock and back in D. C. The head of the FBI. Says there's a lot more to come from the investigation to the attack on the capital, including more serious charges for the people who were involved. House Judiciary Committee questioned Director Christopher Wray of the FBI about intelligence failures leading up to January 6th and CBS is Chris Frank, leave. Gonna tell us how it went. More than five months after a mob crashed its way into the capital. FBI Director Christopher Wray wouldn't say whether his agency is probing if President Trump provoked it. I'm.
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"Uber eats are available at participating restaurants. The You kind of like this guy, But when you can't decide between the filet O fish or the Big Mac, and he says, I'll get you both. Thank you. You definitely like this guy meal. Get it at McDonald's. When you get two of your faves for just six bucks, let me definitely present participation be very single and regular price. ABC News. I'm a one Lopez Democrats in the House, continuing their push for President Trump to leave office introduced a resolution as read by a clerk calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to remove the president to activate Section four. The 25th amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers is acting president. Republicans blocked passage by unanimous consent, which means there will be a debate tomorrow. Democrats Save the president is not removed from office, they'll pursue impeachment Washington D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is asking people not to come to the city for President elect Biden's inauguration. She's also asking President Trump to approve a pre emergency disaster declaration ahead of next week's inauguration, which would allow for more federal assistance Today. President elect Biden meets with his transition team and will receive his second cove in 19 vaccine. This is ABC News. China gives the longer way to go ahead for the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of covert 19. A veces Brooklyn. It is in Hong Kong. Monday's announcement from China's National Health Commission said the officials will be jointly carrying out scientific research with their Chinese counterparts. The message was scant on details. It's not yet clear whether the team will be visiting Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019. The WH show last week had expressed disappointment over delays to the investigation. The announcement comes as mainland China recorded its biggest daily, increasing covert 19 cases in more than five months. Clinic. ABC News Hong KONG Hyundai is reportedly partnering without ball to launch a line of self driving electric cars. Reports say the companies are poised to sign a deal by March. Rollout of the autonomous vehicles is expected in about three years. Production would start at Kiss factory in Georgia Juan Lopez ABC News at Sharman, We heard you shouldn't talk about going to the bathroom in public, so we decided to sing about it..
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"Indicted former mayor of Fall River gets to leave town for a few days anyway. Jay's Whole Korea has been granted permission to leave Massachusetts six weeks before, he said to go on trial on federal extortion charges, Korea getting permission from a judge to skip town, according to the Fall River Herald News. He'll be going to Florida for reasons we don't know and will spend three days at a sunny Fort Lauderdale area hotels. The city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is suing their former hometown baseball team. WBC's John Bay. Back with this story by talking, officials say that the minor league club reneged on performing maintenance and making other repairs of the team's former home at McCoy Stadium. The eight page suit contends that the failure in and of itself is negligence and puts the taxpayers of the city on the hook for either repairing or demolishing the aging stadium. The suit calls for a significant damages, although it does not say how much those should be. They was two Red Sox were slated to play in their new $100 million Stadium this spring. The team is not commenting on the suit yet. And the Worcester bureau John Bay. Banik WBZ Boston's news radio. After nearly a year, members of the World Health Organization will enter China to investigate the origins of coronavirus. ABC is Brick. Clinton and Hong Kong says they finally got permission to enter China from China. Monday's announcement from China's National Health Commission said the officials will be jointly carrying out scientific research. With their Chinese counterparts. The message was scant on details. It's not yet clear whether the team will be visiting Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019. The WH show last week had expressed disappointment over delays to the investigation. The announcement comes as mainland China recorded its biggest daily, increasing covert 19 cases in more than five months. Breath clinics. ABC NEWS Hong KONG General Motors turns the page on its old image, introducing some new electric products thinking green, hoping to bring in the green. General Motors wants to become known as a clean vehicle company rather than a builder of gas powered pickups and SUVs. So Gone is the old square blue logo in a lower case, G. M surrounded by rounded corners with E M underlying toe look like an electrical plug..
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"Officials are hoping for a return to hybrid learning a week from Thursday and new this morning. Another historic parade another cancelation this year for the second year in a row. The ST Patrick's Day parade in Worcester is a no go over coronavirus concerns this year would have marked the 40th anniversary of the Wooster ST Patrick's Day parade. And Los Angeles County, California. The situation is extremely dire. There is one death now, every eight minutes from Corona virus and nearly one in 10 in Los Angeles have tested positive. For covert 19. An investigation into the origins of this virus is moving forward. Overseas. Officials from the World Health Organization have been given the green light to enter China beginning this week. Monday's announcement from China's National Health Commission said the officials will be jointly carrying out scientific research with their Chinese counterparts. The message was scant on details. It's not yet clear whether the team will be visiting Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019. The WH show last week had expressed disappointment over delays to the investigation. The announcement comes as mainland China recorded its biggest daily increase in covert 19 cases in more than five months. Breath clinics. ABC NEWS Hong Kong Good Morning 6 18 Monday in Boston, waking up under partly cloudy skies and a very cold 26 degrees out the door this morning. No charges have been filed yet. Against a man who crashed his vehicle into a miniature golf course in whole. The unidentified driver from Hall suffers non life threatening injuries after his car reportedly went off the road and into Nan task it landing mini golf. The crash remains under investigation this morning. A new law aims to crack down on corruption in the banking industry. For the first time, Shell companies will be required to provide the names of their owners. Or stay or face stiff penalties and maybe even jail sentences. The information will be stored in a confidential database accessible to federal law enforcement officials and shared with banks, who are often unwitting accomplices to international crime. The Corporate Transparency Act is also dramatically expanding awards for whistle blowers as well looking at the same four walls. We are all familiar with that, but it gets old in a hurry winter and the pandemic, not a great combination for those who are itching to get moving. WBC's Chris Pharma has an idea. Cabin fever during the pandemic is a real thing. But getting outside person family fun in the cold weather isn't necessarily everybody's cup of tea. So the folks at the trustees have drummed up a solution. Fire pit weekends on the farm Wonderful times outside, and you could explore the properties to come back and get warm and just be with friends in a very safe and gorgeous environment. The buyers were already lived. When you arrived in the staff keeps them roaring. There's no work involved for our guests. Check ahead online and trustees locations in Ipswich, Harvard, Dover or Southborough, then book your reservation, but do it quickly because so far DEA Hayden with the trustee says there's a fire sale on fire pits were just finding that people are jonesing for these sorts of opportunities. Chris Palma WBZ Boston's news radio after record setting run on Wall Street to end the week, Dow futures are down almost 200 points this morning and entertainment news Teach me old Max is bringing back a new chapter of the show. Sex and the city. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis will all be returning for the re boot.
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"ABC News. I'm Richard Cancer. By the end of this week, there will be a vote in the House on impeaching the outgoing president for a second time, the latest ABC News it says Pull finds a majority of Americans want Trump removed from office. But only 13% of Republicans support removal. Seven GOP lawmakers who voted to certify the election for Joe Biden sending this letter to the president elect. Asking him to stop impeachment for moving forward writing. It is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory. Maybe she's face of booby in Washington, the president to be impeached on a single charge in sighting last Wednesday's assault on the U. S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not hold back during an interview on 60 Minutes on CBS. There is strong support in the Congress. For impeaching the president. A second time This president is guilty of inciting insurrections. Insurrection Hey, has to pay a price for that. Missouri Congresswoman Cori Bush today will introduce a resolution to expel House members who are found to have helped incite the Capitol Hill riot. The deadly pro trump riot of the capital has claimed another life. Capitol Police say Officer Howard leaving good off duty at the time, died of unspecified causes while responding to the riot. The covert tracking project reports. The U. S is now averaging 3000 deaths a day in the pandemic. Total deaths approaching 374,000 More than 130,000 Hospitalized China announced that a World Health Organization teams being allowed in the country this week to begin the long awaited investigation into the origins of covert 19. It's not yet clear whether the team will be visiting Wuhan Where the virus was first detected in late 2019. The WH show last week had expressed disappointment over delays to the investigation. The announcement comes as mainland China recorded its biggest daily, increasing covert 19 cases in more than five months. BC's Britt Clinic. You're listening to ABC News now. Here's what's happening around the state on Sacramento's news 93.1 kfbk. Coronavirus case live in San Diego County continues to increase. Health officials.