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A highlight from Biblical Motivation for Evangelism
"Well, as Albert already announced, as we give our attention to the study of God's Word this morning, I have been asked to do two special messages on the subject of evangelism this week and next. Today we want to talk about biblical motivations for evangelism, and next week we want to talk about how to pray evangelistically. I know that these are subjects that we have covered many times in the past, but I think it's still very relevant for us to revisit it. If you've been here for very much time at all, you know that we do an evangelism campaign in the fall and in the spring, and we try to shake it up a little bit as far as differences and details specific as to what we encourage you to do and ways we give you to participate in the event, et cetera, but it might interest you to know, am I not able to be heard? No, we're good, okay. So it might interest you to know that we don't really do this just for the sake of the campaign. In fact, our main focus in doing an evangelism campaign every spring and every fall is not because those are the two times a year that we are trying to do evangelism, we do two corporate exercises a year in order to help to both equip all of us and to remind each of us, as Albert pointed out at the beginning, that this is something we should be doing all the time. And that's why sometimes we go knocking on doors, sometimes we go to a park, sometimes we go to the laundromat, sometimes we have you invite friends and neighbors, coworkers, et cetera, and I would just say two things. Number one, with regard to Dan, wherever he went, so just so we're clear, no, Albert did not use my time. He used your time with his long announcement today, but no, I'm just kidding, well, not totally, but anyways. And then secondly, I would just add to what Albert said, which is I'd encourage you to start looking around and the people that maybe not are next door to you, nor down the street from you, but your family, your extended family, your coworkers, your friends, the people you meet at, I don't know, the gym, the bridge club or in your underwater BV stacking hobby group or whatever it is, there's got to be somebody that does not know Christ that you encounter and that you know and that you haven't shared the gospel with or haven't broached the subject of their eternal standing before God in a long time. And that's the person that you just thought of right now that I want you to have in your heart and your mind as we go through a study of a string of texts this morning and talk about reasons why we ought to be motivated to evangelism. You know, we've covered these topics in the past, but the one that we're addressing today is still very, very relevant because the first of all, evangelism is scary and it could cost you something. I mean, it really is. Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time that I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ did not cost me a promotion at work, but it did change the way that people looked at me and related with me at work. Now I'm paid to be good. In those days, I was good for nothing. And most of you today are in the good for nothing category, right? That makes you number one, a better witness for Christ in many ways, because you're not the people that get discounted by most of the world as being Christians and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ because you're paid to do it. You're doing it because not that I'm not doing it because I really want to. So if you didn't pay me, I'd still be here. But if if you if you want from a world's perspective, OK, at the end of the day, your testimony, you may think that if I could just get them to sit down and talk to Pastor Brian, then then maybe they get saved. You know something? Your testimony to them, to the people that you know, to the people that you interact with and relate to every day, every week, every month, every year, you have a more credible testimony with them than I do. I'm somebody they don't know. You're somebody they do know. However, if you start to share the gospel with somebody at work, somebody that works across the hall from you, somebody that you encounter that in a regular basis that cleans your teeth, that does your eye exams, that comes over and does your lawn or whatever, you start to share the gospel with them. And guess what? Yeah, they're going to look at your life different. And yes, it is scary to be more accountable. It is. In a sense, I could just say welcome to my life. And frankly, whether you realize it or not, as a Christian, that is your life. That absolutely is your life. And and so one of the reasons we need to be motivated for this is because it is scary and it could cost you something to stand and point people to Christ and stand up and be publicly identified with Jesus Christ. Not just on the day of your baptism, not just on Sunday when you're together with a bunch of us that are all in that same boat together. But as you live your life through your daily encounters, living for Christ and being recognized as one of his. OK, yeah, that can be scary, but that's the call of Christ, is it not? Is that not what Jesus called the disciples to from the very beginning? I don't just mean Peter, James, John and rest, I mean everybody. Secondly, it's good to be purposely motivated to evangelism and be reminded of this because it does require some degree of preparation. One of the reasons why I think some people are afraid to start to broach the subject is because they know they don't know their Bible well enough to answer all the questions and objections, can I just share with you a little secret? You know why it seems like I know most of the answers to the questions and even can? I mean, Michael, tell you this in class I go, that's a good question. You know what a better question would be and the question you ought to be asking is you want to know why I know that because for the last 30 plus years, that's what I've been doing. That's what I've been doing, and it didn't start when I went to seminary and it didn't start when I became a pastor. It didn't start when I started as a professor. It didn't start in the last week, last month, last year. It started when I first came to saving faith in Jesus Christ. I just started reading my Bible. I started purposely trying to learn my Bible and trying to obey it principle by principle, precept upon precept, book by book, chapter by chapter. And you know something? I mean, you start sharing the gospel with somebody if you can just be a humble servant of Christ and I sit down. Maybe I choose Dave. I sit down and I share the gospel with Dave and Dave goes, what about this? Instead of going, Oh no, Oh no, I don't know Dave's answer to Dave's question. I just go, Dave, that's a really good question. I know the Bible has an answer to it. I'm going to find that answer out and how about I get back to you? Or Ruben asks another question and it seems like a silly question, but all of a sudden I start thinking about it. Go, Oh, I don't know about that and it starts to shake my faith. Ever felt uncomfortable when an unbeliever asks a question that seems to undermine a fundamental faith and you're like, why did I even get into this conversation? I'm no good at this evangelism thing. I'm not going to do it. Can I make you? I'll make you a promise. When your faith gets shaken like that, when you actually study the scripture, you know you'll find. You'll find that God does have an answer. There is an answer. It's right there in the scriptures. You can work through it and find it and all of a sudden, after you had your faith challenged in a way, your faith will be stronger as a result of having been challenged there and found the answer. I know I've done it many, many, many, many, many times. Now, at this point, when you ask me something out in left field and I go, I had a student ask me this week. He's also pastoring. He says, hey, Dr Murphy, can I have a minute? Sure, and so we sit down. He says, this is what this is. Somebody in the church. They're asking about this, and it's some really far off thing in eschatology. He says, how would you answer that? I said, well, first of all, how? How are you going to answer it? He says, well, this is what I'm thinking so far, but I said, well, that's pretty good. I'll tell you this. No, I've never heard that question before, but I do know fundamentally the answer is always going to be going through this way, and this is what the scripture does say. And then as far as yours goes, go do your homework and come back and tell me what you learned and I'll. And I'll go chase it afterwards. You know something? You can't be shaken. Does the do you believe the Bible is true? Do you believe that it has everything pertaining to life and godliness in it like it claims? OK, then then they live and act like it. And don't be afraid to share the gospel with people who might ask questions that you don't know the answer to and don't use your your unfaithfulness to really spend time in scripture and pursue understanding of scripture. You want to know one of the things that have been a free motivation for me for years and years and years to keep studying the scripture is the fact that I committed myself to show up every Sunday and preach and teach to you. That's a free motivation. I mean, it is Sunday comes about the same time every week. Have you noticed now I get a break in the fall of an hour once. OK, and then I lose that hour I gained in the spring. OK, other than that, Sunday comes about the same. You want to know what my Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays are full of? The sense of the impending coming of Sunday. So I just work to be ready for it. And when I study the scripture, I know there's an answer. I know there's a point. I believe it's true, and I have never found God lacking answers to any question or objection anybody has ever raised. Never. And if you have trouble finding an answer because you've sat down with somebody and tried to share the gospel with them, well, listen, that's what the elders are for. That's what we're here for. Now I can promise you, Chuck's going to be snarky with you. Dan will probably graciously give you the answer. OK, I'll give you homework and then I'll grade it after you bring it back in and say you got it right or wrong. And Albert is probably a coin toss, but you just ask and we'll help you and then you go back to your friend and you share the gospel. You go back and give the answer. OK, that's that's that's what we're that's what we're talking about. You don't have to have the gift of evangelism. You're not in the 1st century. OK, there is no functional gift of evangelism after the 1st century that was unique to the time frame of the apostles. You want to know why there were miraculous gifts given like and prophecy languages or speaking in tongues and even the sign gifts like healing and administration and teaching. You want to know why those were miraculously bestowed in the 1st century? Because they started a church from nothing. And in order to have elders in the first month of a church's existence, God had to dispense some spiritual gifts that wisdom included and insight and direct revelation from God, etc. Plus, you didn't have the New Testament written yet. So that's unique to that occasion. And you had some people were gifted with the gift of evangelism. But you know what Paul says to Timothy? He doesn't tell him to exercise the gift. He says, do the work of an evangelist. And that's what we're all called to do.
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
A highlight from "KOUNTRY WAYNE's Netflix Comedy Special Was Not Funny...That's The Truth
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Um, let's talk about Country Wayne, Wayne Coley. I've always talked about my respect for this man because he comes from humble roots and he's very transparent about that. He talks about, you know, being a dad, you know, raising 10 kids, things like that. You know, just what he's going through in his life. The fact that he was absent of a real father during much of his life. He talks about things like that. And I think that's what makes Country Wayne, Wayne Coley so amazing. But I'm here to basically give an honest review of Country Wayne's Netflix comedy special, A Woman's Prayer. Wayne Coley, the comedian who got his start on Facebook, he recently released a Netflix stand -up comedy special entitled A Woman's Prayer. The stand -up set is about life as a dad of 10. How to know if a woman likes you and why he keeps it real with Jesus. He also talked about his HIV -positive uncle cooking in the kitchen. Wayne has had unparalleled success and has amassed over 8 .3 million followers on Facebook. The 35 -year -old comedian is very transparent about his life struggles and that's what makes him great in my opinion. I also love his catchphrases, Jesus is popping and help is on the way. But the one hour long, something like that, Netflix comedy special was absolutely horrible. That's my honest opinion. I'd give it a one and that's being generous. Real comedians, people like Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, Mike Epps, they are naturally funny. We're talking demeanor, their delivery, their stories, the way they narrate their comedy, they're just naturally funny. Country Wayne and I watched the entire comedy special, he looked like a guy who struggled to be funny, the entire set. The jokes did not land, the reaction of the audience was mediocre and it just was not funny. Funny is one of those things that's like, I guess chemistry in a relationship, it's either there or it's not. This Netflix comedy special was not funny and though some people say, I liked it, it was good, he did okay, it was his first time, hey, give him a break. Yeah, but the thing you have to realize is comedy is one of those things where there are different types, his skits to me are very relatable and they're very entertaining. He shows a little bit of everything, his relationships, relationships of other people, people like Mike Bless, they help the skits out, he's had Derek Jackson on there. I think his skits are amazing, I think they're wonderful, I think they're well planned out, they're well scripted but I don't think stand up comedy is Wayne's thing. I don't think that's what country Wayne should do. I just don't think he's a stand up comedian. I think when you look at guys like Lavelle Crawford, people like Chuckie, you remember Chuckie Ducky, people like Bernie Mac, I mean Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, there's so many people, Cat Williams, that are just naturally funny. Stand up is not for everyone. Eddie Murphy, he was a great actor, you saw him in Beverly Hills Cop but you saw Delirious, you saw Raw, he was a comedic genius on that stage. His timing, his jokes, the level of comfort, country Wayne just didn't have that. So my honest opinion, I give the Netflix comedy special a one and like I said, that's being generous, I just thought it was absolutely horrible. That's just honest. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I want you to check out his Netflix comedy special. We're talking about Wayne Coley, The Woman's Prayer. A lot of people say it sounds like a movie or something a little bit more dramatic but no, it's a comedy special. Want you guys to check it out and I wanna hear what you guys think. Guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars, I'm your host on a Friday, Derek Andre Flemming, take care guys.
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"Investment Advisors switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. And next week for the latest on the stories moving big money in the world of sports. Stay with us because today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. 24 hours a day at Bloomberg dot com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Brian Shook reports. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Union workers say they want a 40 percent pay increase cost of living adjustments and pensions for all workers. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is vowing to fight federal bribery charges and what he calls baseless allegations. Menendez and his wife are accused of accepting money and gifts in exchange for using his position to help three New Jersey businessmen. Menendez released a statement calling it a smear campaign meant to silence him. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is among the political leaders calling for Menendez to step down. Here's Scott Pringle. Murphy says the allegations are so serious and deeply disturbing that they compromise the ability of Senator Menendez to effectively represent the people of our state. Menendez has no plans to resign for now. He is stepping down though from his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy plans to cut funding for Ukraine out of a defense spending bill that's being blocked by a...
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"When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resil's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. And this is Bloomberg. Stay with us now. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. President Biden is joining the United Auto Workers picket line. Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Governor Phil Murphy is calling on New Jersey U .S. Senator Bob Menendez to resign. Menendez was indicted on federal bribery charges that allege he accepted cash, gold bars and gifts in exchange for using his influence to help three businessmen and the Egyptian government. The White House is calling on Congress to do its job and pass legislation to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. House Republicans failed multiple times this week to do their basic duty, keep the government running. Instead, they were pushed to the extremes with increasingly severe cuts to programs Americans rely on. Press Secretary Corrine Jean -Pierre called on House Republicans to abide by the bipartisan funding agreement negotiated by Speaker McCarthy and President Biden. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying more buses to the border towns of Eagle Pass and El Paso.
A highlight from Courts Hand SEC Half an L in Binance US Case
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 19th, and today we are talking about Binance and their SEC court decision yesterday. Is it significant? And is it just kicking the can down the road? We will go through all of that. Before we do, 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, it is a day that ends in Y, so there is, of course, another Binance story. Binance had a fairly big day in court on Monday in their legal battle with the SEC. Leading into the hearing, the allegations and speculation had started to reach a fever pitch. The SEC had begun to hone in on the theory that Binance U .S. did not and never had exclusive control over customer assets. That if true would be a big deal as Binance had always maintained that U .S. customer assets were strictly segregated from the international exchange. Indeed, they used this argument to defend an SEC injunction shortly after the legal proceedings commenced in June. If granted, the injunction would have frozen assets at Binance U .S., which would have functionally been a death sentence for the domestic exchange. In deciding that injunction, the court ordered the parties to come back with an agreement that they could both live with rather than making a decision on their own. As part of those consent orders, Binance agreed that they would ensure that only local U .S. staff would have access to customer assets. However, as the SEC dug further into their investigation, they claimed that Binance U .S. which they viewed as intimately linked to Binance International. Cefu was launched under the name Binance Custody in December 2021. It was renamed in February of this year, around the same time that rumors of an in -depth government investigation into Binance first emerged. On Friday, Cefu asserted in a press release that they were entirely separate from Binance International and that they don't even service BAM Trading, which is the company that operates Binance U .S. They wrote, We strongly reject this claim. As a custody technology services provider under Cefu Holdings, we are committed to servicing institutional clients with digital asset custody solutions in select jurisdictions, excluding the United States, among others. Furthermore, Cefu's operations and services are distinctly separate from BAM and Binance Holdings Limited." A Cefu spokesperson added that, Unfortunately, earlier in the week, Binance U .S. had contradicted parts of that claim in a legal filing. Rather than denying the use of Cefu in their operations, Binance U .S. acknowledged that the service was developed by Binance International and licensed to the U .S. entity. And while the specific origin of the Binance U .S. custody system might seem like a minor detail, this is the main focus of the lawsuit at the moment. The SEC is claiming that Binance International had de facto control over customer funds at the U .S. exchange. If that's the case, then Binance could be viewed as deliberately misleading the court surrounding this issue. It would also advance the SEC's argument that Binance U .S. was nothing more than a front to allow U .S. customers to access the international exchange and provide a veneer of domestic regulatory compliance. So that's a bit of the background. Now on Monday morning, the SEC filed additional material to support their order, which asked the court to compel Binance to cooperate with the discovery process. They said, quote, Indeed, in earlier filings, the regulator had raised issues surrounding the lack of disclosure. They noted that Binance had only produced 220 documents, many of them characterized as quote, unintelligible screenshots and documents without dates or signatures. Further, according to the SEC, Binance U .S. were resisting the deposition of a number of key executives. In a court filing in August, Binance claimed that the deposition of CEO Brian Schroeder would be, quote, You'll remember that Schroeder was confirmed to have left the company in early September, although his lack of social media presence has led some to speculate that his departure was closer to the beginning of the year. The SEC appears to have been informed of Schroeder's departure only recently and clearly haven't recruited him yet as a cooperating witness. They said that this strange turn of events and Binance's continued resistance to producing Schroeder, quote, Now, the SEC was primarily concerned that Binance U .S. was continuing to use SEFU for its custody, which could be used to shift customer assets offshore. They said that Binance U .S. had failed to convince the regulator that they had control over customer assets, adding that these claims were, quote, Binance U .S. had provided, quote, They said that, quote, BAM insists that this court, like the SEC, should accept packaged counsel narratives, carefully drafted declarations, and small curated sets of documents regarding control of BAM's customer assets, and that any lingering concerns are much ado about nothing. To top it all off, the SEC warned that Binance CEO CZ is, quote, The SEC claimed that they have demonstrated that, quote, Binance has a long history of controlling BAM to serve Binance's own unlawful purpose. Ultimately, the regulator asked the court for an order, quote, Now, in their opposing court filing placed on the record on Monday morning, Binance U .S. reiterated their claim that SEC demands were unreasonable. They called the documents requested overbroad and too much of an inconvenience. Binance U .S. further alleged that many of the documents requested are either not in the exchange's possession or fall outside the scope of the lawsuit. At 3 p .m., the parties entered the courtroom for what would be a tense hearing. Binance U .S. called the demand for documents so broad they would be impossible to produce. A lawyer representing the exchange said that, quote, The judge indicated that Binance U .S. really would need to provide a bit more documentation of their custody arrangements. They said, adding that they weren't, quote, The SEC lawyer, meanwhile, explained that the problem at the moment was that, quote, They argued that the SEC needed much more information about the wallet set up at Binance U .S. than they currently have. At one stage, the attorney for Binance exclaimed, They said that the exchange had responded to every targeted request from the regulator. The lawyer added that, quote, So what came out of all of this? Well, ultimately, the judge declined to make any orders to compel discovery from Binance, but it was made clear that the exchange would need to increase its cooperation, let's say. The judge said that they were not, adding that, quote, I'm not going to order from the bench right now that they produce or not produce things. Let's continue to try to work this out. I just want to keep things moving. The judge also noted that, quote, As investor Adam Cochran summed it up, the judge did deny the inspection but also said they needed Binance U .S. to comply and produce more documentation as the judge was not convinced of the asset backing. This is saying the inspection is overkill for now and giving Binance the chance to comply. Now, ultimately, these issues around Sifu are largely still about litigating whether the assets of Binance U .S. should be frozen to prevent customer funds from being sent offshore. However, given that volumes on the exchange have collapsed by more than 99 percent over the past six months, it seems likely that users have largely taken that issue off the table already. The matter is scheduled to return to court on October 12th for a follow -up hearing. Now, outside of the hearing, the court docket continues to bloat with additional evidence gleaned by the SEC. Much of this evidence was originally filed under seal or in a heavily redacted form, but the regulator is currently in the process of unsealing documents. Earlier this month, the SEC obtained the cooperation of the former auditor for Binance U .S., which produced in excess of 6 ,500 pages on the accounting at the exchange. The document was unredacted on Monday, revealing the auditor's conclusion that it was, quote, very difficult to ensure the company was fully collateralized at specific points in time. One of the SEC's requests for further information filed in June related to a 250 million dollar intercompany loan given to Binance U .S. by the international exchange in December of last year. The convertible note was funded using BUSD, 183 million of which was sent to Paxos to convert into dollars. The SEC wanted some additional details about the reason for this transaction. The topic was initially flagged as confidential by Binance, but that designation was apparently successfully rebutted by the SEC. Now, there was a lot of chatter on this on Twitter. With many people taking it as evidence of some smoking gun, Binance had been less than honest about their dealings with Binance U .S. Perhaps the most intriguing tidbit, however, filed recently was a declaration given by J. Emmett Murphy of the SEC's trial division. The document, again filed on Monday, introduced into evidence three additional depositions. All three were filed under seal, but were used to support the need for further examination of the SEFU system. The declaration identified one witness as Eric Kellogg, BAM's chief information security officer, but the other two identities were redacted. All three depositions occurred over the last month, with the latest taking place last Wednesday. So here's the way that Adam Cochrane summed this all up, which I think is a pretty good TLDR. He tweets, SEC seeks court order for inspection of Binance U .S., now expressly calling out that SEFU is indeed a Binance -related entity and that Binance U .S. has been misleading the court. The SEC calls out that this violates the consent decree that required new wallets expressly away from Binance International Control and Access, but interestingly specifically notes this is important as Binance has controlled BAM for its quote, own unlawful purposes. That's a claim we've not seen the SEC lobby here before, at least not outside of anything sealed or redacted. We also learned for the first time that the SEC sought the testimony of Brian Schroeder, U .S. CEO, and Jasmine Lee, U .S. CFO, but have been denied and fought on that and only just got told that Schroeder is no longer CEO, despite Schroeder being missing for eight plus months. They had argued that Schroeder's testimony would be too disruptive to business and now got told he isn't on the job, which is wild, as I think we all assumed he pulled a Catherine Coley Brian Brooks and gave testimony. Seems he's just disappeared and gone silent? Either way, the SEC here is suggesting, one, there is evidence of crimes, two, there is indeed evidence that SEFU is Binance International, three, SEFU is not simply a wallet provider, and four, BAM executives themselves lack insight on Binance U .S. assets and tooling. Now, for completeness, Adam Cochran also tweeted about the deposition from the auditor that said that it was impossible to tell whether Binance U .S. had been fully collateralized at specific points in time. He said, if your own external auditor can't say you are fully collateralized when you are supposed to be a 100 % reserves exchange and have your own proof of reserves that claim you're over collateralized, that is a problem. Binance uses the SEFU wallet custody system, previously Binance Custody, for both Binance International and Binance U .S., as noted in their filings. If this system is not capable of managing the small Binance U .S. numbers, how could it keep track of International? And if Binance U .S., its more compliant exchange, never commingled or misused client funds and was isolated from International as they claim, then it would be literally impossible to have a gap. The only way this is possible is the misuse of customer funds resulting in losses. I believe at some point in their scaling, they had material losses when misusing customer funds and exposing themselves to leverage via BNB. They've continued to misuse customer funds to try and cover this hole, but a declining market has made that an ongoing shell game. Whether you think that is a fair assessment or not, there should at this point be absolutely no doubt that the correct risk model is to move your assets off of Binance. Now, for the sake of a counterpoint, Bruce Fenton tweeted this morning, Binance is perhaps the most scrutinized and attacked company in modern history. The United States has investigated them and thrown everything they can at them. Yet, despite all this, we don't have a single accusation, let alone evidence, that Binance has lost customer funds. Now, trying to wrap this all up, a lot of the commentary around this is trying to figure out if the SEC won or lost this court trip. Will Clemente from Reflexivity Research tweeted, courts have been handing the SEC L after L lately, but others aren't so sure. CZ certainly didn't think so, retweeting someone who wrote, seems like they can't find anything but they want to continue making headlines. Maybe the most middle of the road interpretation came from the headline from Bloomberg, which read, SEC fails to win immediate inspection of Binance US software, and I think that that fails to win is probably a better representation at this point than actually getting the loss. But my friends, as you can tell, we are well in the minutia of this, but the details matter. There certainly is a feeling of crescendo to this story. And either way, it's hard for me to imagine that the industry isn't better on the other side of it. Better because Binance has vindicated, or better, unfortunately, because the last giant has fallen, and we can finally move on, largely rid of what came before. In either case, I will be sure to keep you updated. So until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
A highlight from New Cancel
"I explain everything that goes on. I basically stand for four hours. It's a long service, but I learned very early in my career that if you're interesting, it's never too long. And if you're boring, it's never too short. It's never short enough. Let's put it that way. That's what people want. They want to be interested. That is the key to all communication, by the way. I learned that when I was a kid. And I remember asking myself when I had a boring teacher, does he know he's boring? A very interesting question about people who are boring, do they know it? And I suspect that the answer is no. Well, welcome to the show. I will be having the Superintendent of Education of the State of Oklahoma on. He has been the recipient of a massive amount of hate because he has opened Oklahoma schools to PragerU videos. PragerU videos are just simply wholesome. That's what they are. That's why the left hates them. And they hate them. There is no left wing major medium, and there is no medium period that is mainstream, which means all left. That has not accused us, for example, of defending slavery and of me being a white nationalist. Can you imagine that? A white nationalist. I knew that the struggle to do good in life would entail difficulties, but I will admit I never realized what headwinds one sails into when one wants to do good in life. The forces of destruction are so powerful, apparently in the human being. But people who actually think you are a hater if you don't think teenage girls should have their breasts removed if they say they're boys, you are a hater. They are lovers of these girls. We are the haters. And that is believed at the New York Times and the Washington Post and CNN and NPR. Do you realize that? If you went to college and you took courses in the humanities and not just STEM, science, technology, engineering, math, the odds are you believe that, too. You believe that people who oppose girls having their breasts removed when they are a teenager, that these people are haters. Here I'll give you the latest proof. Let's see, what is this? Microsoft Office has identified a potential security concern. You have to be kidding. This is from Breitbart. BBC Radio scraps Irish singer, Sean, are you familiar with her? Roisin Murphy. After she called out puberty blocking drugs, the BBC has removed an Irish singer from a prepared feature radio broadcast following leftist backlash over her opposition to children being put on puberty blocking drugs. That's really something. Roisin Murphy, an Irish singer -songwriter formerly of the pop duo Moloko, has become the latest figure of hate for the woke transgender movement after a private post on Facebook criticizing the radical practice of presenting hormone -altering drugs to children was leaked onto social media by a friend last month. Puberty blockers are effing absolutely desolate, big pharma laughing all the way to the bank, Murphy wrote. Little mixed up kids are vulnerable and need to be protected. That is just true. Please don't call me a TERF. TERF is Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. You know, they destroy everything that they touch the left. Everything. Did I say everything? Let me repeat it. Everything from medicine to art to sports, they destroy everything. That's all they do. But there is one thing that they build, vocabulary. I'm telling you they're geniuses at terminology. A TERF is a Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. In other words, you're a feminist, but you have problems with the idea that sex is not binary or as they put it gender, a distinction that they made up incidentally. Please don't call me a TERF. Please keep using the word. Please don't keep using the word against women. She added in reference to that slur used by the woke left against women who oppose the trans movement. After her post was leaked, a wide backlash ensued with the Left Wing Guardian newspaper declaring that Murphy's latest release had been compromised, quote unquote, for many fans over her views, adding that, quote, for many fans, particularly queer fans, this album is DOA, Dead on Arrival. I don't understand. What does this have to do with being gay, which is the term I think queer is meant to mean gay here? By the way, I wish I had a recording. At least 10 years ago, I asked why there was a T added to LGB. It has nothing to do with it. Why are gay groups aligned with people who deny that sex is binary? What does that have to do with being gay? The answer is nothing. Nothing. That means that the gay groups, as opposed to every individual gay, are as interested in tearing down the norms of society as the trans activists. That's what it means. Since there are quite a number of gays in my life, including on the board of directors of PragerU, I know that this is not true for all gays, but it is true for the activists. Gay activism achieved its greatest single ends. The greatest single end was same -sex marriage. But it didn't stop them for a day of trying to undo civilizational norms like the idea that you are born into a sex and you cannot leave it. You can pretend to leave it. You can do staggering amounts of surgical work on your body. You can take a new name. You can act a certain way. But you are not it. A white cannot become a black by acting such, or a black a white. It is fixed. Ironically, it is less fixed than sex. The Guardian went on to defend the usage of the often life -altering drugs without acknowledging the growing amount of evidence of physical harm caused and that countries such as the UK have recently placed heavy restrictions on providing them to children. Then this week, BBC's Radio 6 scrapped the planned five -hour set of Murphy songs, concert recordings, and interviews, replacing her feature with rapper Little Simms. The BBC has claimed that the decision was not inspired by the controversy surrounding the Irish singer, but rather to promote upcoming spoken word and rap programming. Yeah, it is very hard to believe. Anyway, that was my living example here of what happens if you go against the grain on this subject. Cancel culture. There is no example of left being in power anywhere since the Russian revolution and not engaging in cancel culture. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They are everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it is imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. 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A highlight from 1240. SEC v Crypto Losses Pile Up w/MetaLawMan Coinbase Win Soon!
"You definitely don't want to miss this one today. Today we're going to be breaking down a whole slew of not only legal cases but also the scenarios that are playing out right here within the cryptosphere and also within the investor community. There's going to be a lot happening I think over the next few months and next few years as we start to see a lot of things form through a lot of these decisions that are taking place. So we'll break it down for you today. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in The Tech Path. Joining me today, of course, is Mr. James Murphy coming in from middle law. Great to see you. Hey, Paul. It's always great to be on with you. So much going on in the crypto legal sphere. No doubt. I mean, the amount of activity that's been happening obviously within the courts but also just on the sidelines from a political standpoint. James, I want to jump into the Uniswap case first. I'm going to go over to a couple of pieces here. We'll go to page 28. There's one notice right here on that filing right there. It says concerns are better addressed to Congress than to this court. It feels like a lot of these judges are getting a little testy with this. And what is your opinion? I mean, obviously as an attorney who's been in these kind of cases before, is there something that the judge is saying here, don't bring this to my court again or what's going on? Yeah, absolutely. I'll tell you, first of all, that Uniswap decision is really a tour de force in terms of a judge understanding the technology of DeFi. Really shocking because you've really got to dig in, go down the rabbit hole and really understand how liquidity pools work, et cetera, et cetera. She obviously did that and concluded, wow, this is an asset class and a trading platform ecosystem that is unlike anything we have seen. And really it cries out for action by Congress to establish some rules and parameters. And that's what she's saying there. And it really is a signal, I think, she's handling the Coinbase case, the SEC versus Coinbase as well. And I think it's a little bit of a signal that she would be receptive, is receptive to Coinbase's argument about the major questions doctrine. Yeah, I think we'll get a chance to talk about that here in a second. I'm going to show you a clip from Paul Graywell. But going back to the Uniswap document, there was on page 35, if you guys are following along and you've downloaded these documents, on page 35, there's a statement in there says the court finds that the smart contracts were themselves able to be carried out lawfully as with the exchange of crypto commodities, crypto commodities, Ethereum and Bitcoin. Another big statement here from the judge, especially in the camp of Ethereum becoming a true, or at least in the eyes of the court, a true commodity. How much will this affect or will it affect the SEC looking at Ethereum in the future? It's a good question. It's not a binding finding in the sense that I don't think they litigated what the status of Ethereum was because in that case, what they were talking about are what are described as scam tokens. So she just said that because I think she believes that that's sort of the accepted understanding. And it's certainly the position of the CFTC that Ethereum is a commodity. And so she endorsed that point of view, but it was not litigated. So it's not binding on the SEC. But of course, she's probably correct about that. And it aligns with what the CFTC has said. But the SEC, we found, has a mind of its own and will pursue its own agenda. Yeah, for sure. I want to play a clip for you, because as you mentioned, Judge Faiea also presiding over the Coinbase case, a lot of scenarios may play out in this. Here's a clip from Paul Graywall listening. We're actually pushing hard for an early resolution by the court as a matter of law and as quickly as the court is able to do it. And we were quite pleased to see that the district judge presiding over our case agreed that these issues could be presented on early motions. And the SEC will soon file its response. We'll have a chance to reply. And after that, we may or may not have oral argument, depending on what the judge wants. All of that tells me that no decision is going to come, certainly before October. We hope that a decision will come before the end of the year. But that's ultimately in the trial judge's hands. Do you think October is a good date for this, based on some of the timing of this court case? So the briefing on this will the SEC's response is due on October 3rd. Tell you what's interesting, Paul, is seven days after that, we will see whether there are any amicus that want to enter and support the SEC's position, which I'm really looking forward to seeing if anyone's going to do that and argue that all of these, the trading on Coinbase is trading in investment contracts. I think that's clearly wrong. But we shall see. And then Coinbase gets to respond and have the final word, I think, October 24th. And I'm a little bit in the Paul Grubaugh camp that we could have a decision before the end of this year. And the reason I say that is she did, the judge did a lot of work in that Uniswap case. And she specifically cited that the Congress has not yet determined whether digital assets are commodities, securities, or something else.
Let's Celebrate the Celebrity Women Paying Child Support to Men
"Was reading something the other day And I was very happy to read About all these women Celebrity women that are now Having to pay child support And or alimony To their significant others Also, I want to give a shout out To my favorite soccer player He caught that hole He caught that hole Cash rules He caught that hole He caught his slippers I believe the soccer player forgot his name I think it's Steve Harvey No, Steve Harvey Well, no Steve Hardy is going to have to pay Yeah, he made too much But she got caught cheating Ain't she rich though? No, she's not on the grand scale She had money But she was dealing with drug dealers before Oh wow, okay, okay I thought she was somebody She's somebody to somebody So what I'm talking about There's this soccer player Who dated an older Supermodel or ex -supermodel Whoever the case may be, I forgot The whole situation But she basically tried to divorce him And asked for Half of his money basically Because he's like A multi -trillion -million dollar So Guess what His mama being smart And he being smart He put all his money in his mama's name So when it was time For them to go to the court And they asking for like Oh, I want this much and this much He like, I'm broke I don't got no money And she ended up having to pay Everything she had So half of everything she got Went to him and he's sitting pretty So That's what I'm talking about right there Nice move, nice Amen That's a nice move We're just gonna run off a couple of names Just a couple that's in that situation First off, we got Sherri Shepherd Give it up Let me show you Black female Celebrity, she's an actress She gotta pay her husband? Let's see We got Britney Spears Mary J. Blige She gotta pay her I love her I kind of love Mary I love Mary too Listen, Mary J. Blige is my wife right there I love Mary That's my celebrity cheat right there I can't clap for Mary I love Mary Listen, if I can get Mary pregnant And she gotta pay me child support Clap it up If I can get Mary pregnant If I can just get Mary pregnant That's what I want We got to basket The WNBA star Candace Parker She love her man for a woman Is that true? Oh good How you gonna leave a brother like that? She gotta pay him 400 grand That's all? WNBA Even though she's like the number one She's like the gear As far as like outside the NBA WNBA making money, she up there She's like There's still a little slap of 400 grand That's a good slap on the wrist 400 grand? Not if you don't got it like that She got it We got Halle Berry on the list No, I can't clap for her No, no Not Halle Berry Halle Berry She gonna pass? She gonna pass She too fine Why she gonna pass? Cause she's too fine How do you elaborate what he just said 10 times? She's just too fine There's nothing in the world that she can ask me to do that I wouldn't do to her She's just too fine She's just too fine Hey TJ, you can't be taller like that She is too fine Alright, Madonna Hell yeah, hell yeah I owe all that money Indeed I beg and care, Madonna One of the Spice Girls Mel B Whoever she is That's a 90's baby thing That's a 90's baby thing Eddie Murphy baby? I think so I think so I think she's gonna pay her ex Steven Belafonte Eddie Yo, cash out to me $5 ,000 a month in child support and $350 ,000 legal fees Damn She gotta pay a lot Million dollars in taxes and shit Your girl Janet Jackson has made the list I got him I got him Y 'all don't know what that means No, I know what that means You know what that means? Nope, but my time How old are you? I'm only 27 15 million 15 million A month or cash out? Cash out That works, I'll take the cash out Together 9 years, she gotta pay 15 million I love Janet, I can't clap for Janet Just a couple more Jennifer Lopez is on the list I guess she's paying I'll give her a pass So you guys are solely giving these women passes and not celebrating because they look good? There's certain things you just gotta be like it's understandable No, there's certain things you could just live with Alright, so If I keep on right now and holla be resilient All my anger, whatever I was bad about It's gone Open the door Jesus, you have given me a gift Thank you I don't even need to smash How you doing, thank you I'm about to eat I can't go McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell I'll take the pork out of the freezer right now I don't cook, but I'll cook that day What's wrong with you? That's different Ladies, we clapping I'm sorry, but this segment and this podcast today we're talking about women that gotta pay the terms have switched I mean, we're happy because, well, you know we've been getting it men been getting it for years getting fucked in the court system especially about the guy who went to jail for five years and found out the kid wasn't even his that got me tight and then she, what did she get? what kind of terms she get? smack on the wrist the judge yelled at
A highlight from Autumn Angling Adventures: Hooking into Fall Fishing with Patrick and David
"This episode of RadCast Outdoors is brought to you by PK Lures, Bow Spider, and High Mountain Seasonings. Fish on! Hey, RadCast is on! Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. This is RadCast Outdoors. Here are David Merrill and Patrick Edwards. Well, hello, and welcome to another episode of RadCast Outdoors. I'm Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrill. Hey, man, it is time for fall fishing season. It is fall fishing season. If you haven't got your boat out in the water, got the dust off the reels, you know, I don't know where you've been because, you know, open water is the best water to fish by far. Oh, yeah, for sure. And it's been a good year, at least in Wyoming. It hasn't been oppressively hot, which has been great this summer. And the fishing has been delightful. And it's only going to get better as we transition into fall. Most people in the fall, they're petting their firearms and bows and getting ready for that. I'm getting my rods and reels geared up for fall fishing because fall fishing is my favorite. We were just talking, I was showing off my rod and reel. I got a bow fishing set up and we need to get the dust off of that one. Go shoot some carp. For sure. So to start out, if somebody's had their boat out, obviously they kind of know the routine, but probably should make sure, same idea, safety stuff is number one. Life jackets, whistle, fire extinguisher, horn. Yeah. Trailer wiring is always a bugger. Every time I hook to a different vehicle to go somewhere, it just seems like Murphy's law. That is a pet peeve of mine. Why is it such a pain in the rear? Because it's like, you know, you pull a camper and it's like, everything works good. And then you hook up a boat trailer and you're like, man, my running lights or whatever. I don't understand, but it's inevitable. The headlights and taillights on your truck work every time. Yeah. I mean, occasionally a bowl burns out, you replace it and it's good for another couple of years. And you've got to go check the fuse box and start testing all these fuses. It's back to that Patrick McManus. You're always six inches short of rope and the test of a relationship is hooking and backing a trailer. Oh man. So that is one of the most entertaining things every year is when I go to the boat ramp and I watch people struggle with that. By the way, if you're one of those people that struggles, I'm not making fun of you, but it is kind of entertaining to watch people back up their boat trailer. I do have a tip and a trick for that, right? And it's, you have to do everything in reverse. So if you just grab the bottom of the steering wheel and you use your thumb as an arrow, right? When whichever way your thumb is pointing on the bottom of the steering wheel, that's the way the trailer is going to go. Or for me, what I've found is just put your arm on the passenger seat, turn your head around and just watch the trailer. And I can back up at 15 miles an hour and it just, you get a feel for, you know, length and throw of each trailer is a little different. But here's the other thing with that. If you're going to move your trailer at all, make sure your dogs and kids are out of the way. All your loved ones, anybody that could get hurt because bad things do happen. So make sure that they're out of the way. But like on boat ramps, especially, you have to pay attention because like at Boyson, it's a perfect example, Tough Creek, there's a beach right there by the boat ramp and little kids play in there. You have to be careful. You can't be, you know, just flying back in there. If you're really good at backing in a boat, pay attention to what's going on because you don't want to hit a kid. But yeah, I mean, the other thing that gets overlooked on boats is the bearings. Make sure your bearings have been packed and greased and that everything is good to go because it sucks when you have a blowout and your bearings bad and then your trailer, you're going to have to drop it and go into town and get some things and come back and try to fix it. It can be a real mess. So always make sure if you're doing a camper or a boat, you're getting your bearings packed and greased and make sure everything's ready to go. Make sure you have a spare too. Spares are important. A hundred percent. Spares are very important. So we've talked a little bit about it. I'm getting ready to go fish a lake here in Wyoming out of the water ski boat. It's a, I guess we'll, we'll, we'll show it. Shall we let them know where I'm going? Yeah, go for it. I'm going to head up to bowl lake and uh, right now the limit on lake trout is infinite. They want those pups out of there. I'm going to go harvest some meat, but we're going to go camp for a day or two and get an evening and morning and an evening fish in. So what are some things, you know, besides making sure the boat's prepped, making sure rods and reels are prepped. I mean the species I'm targeting is obviously lake trout, but there's going to be some Browns in there. There's going to be some rainbows. What are some things I need to be a bringing pertaining to catching fish and what is some structure things and other things I should be looking at paying attention to water weather. So I know it's a big open ended question, but if somebody else out there and they should be able to take and interpret this towards their specific species they're targeting. So first of all, let's talk about what most fish do this time of year. So we are in mid August. It's hot fish typically this time of year looking to cool down just a little bit, especially here in Wyoming. Most of them are cool to cold water species so that you're going to have to look a little bit deeper. Most of the time, early morning, maybe not so much, but as the day wears on, certainly they're going to be deeper, including walleye, lake trout, all those things. But going to Bull Lake, one thing I would do is I would reach in and get the arsenal of PK lures because the spoon bite on fall fish is phenomenal. And it doesn't matter whether you're going after a walleye, a lake trout, a brown trout, they're going to hit all of it. So I would take the gold, the copper, the nickel on the flutter fish and the PK spoons because they like that kind of flashy stuff this time of year. I would also take, you know, the red dot glow that everybody loves and the fire tiger glow, but fishing at Bull Lake, one of the things you can do is you can actually cast up towards the structure. It drops off pretty fast and work that spoon as it falls, rip and drop as it's falling. You'll notice with those lake trout, your lure will stop. So you'll, you'll see it coming down. You have to kind of pay attention to your line because a bite when you're not paying attention, it'll be fluttering down all of a sudden it'll stop. You better set the hook fast because otherwise they're going to spit it back out. You know, green is also a great color up there. I always tell people to take the fire tiger and the fire tiger glow because green works on lake trout. It does just about everywhere I fished them and white. So that red dot glow is a good color too. The other thing, inlets, outlets, middle of the lake, just where the structure is in between. I'd be looking for structure adjacent to deep water because that's where they're going to be hanging out. The other thing you might do to increase your odds, because they may be a little finicky is get some cut sucker, which by the way, I know a supplier, um, for sucker meat if you want some, but get some cut sucker meat. You know, you can tip just a little bit. You don't have to do much. And what I like to do is cut it into strips for a couple of reasons. One, it doesn't get your treble hook too gummed up with too much stuff. You want to have good hookups, right? But you also can create a little bit of action because what that spoon does when you're constant retrieving it or when you're ripping it, it works that treble hook back and forth, kind of like a dog's tail wagging. And if you have a piece of meat, like a little strip about quarter of an inch or a little skinnier if you can wide flopping off the back, it looks like a tail. How long? I usually go about an inch to two inches. That's all you need. You don't need much. It makes a lot of sense to me to have that little tail on there. And it gets sent, you know, like sent a big deal to trout. People don't realize trout rely on their sense of smell a lot, almost as much as catfish. It's crazy how much they, you know, relay sent to, Hey, that's something I can eat. And that's why when we ice fish, typically we're, we're tipping our treble hooks with that as well, because you know, minnow heads, minnow bodies, you know, a lot of our lakes, you can't fish live minnows. So like if you're at check your regulations, but you know, minnows are great. Soccer meats, great. Just because it gives that scent. Again, if you can take that strip of meat and make it look like a tail or something with some action, you're typically going to increase your odds of catching a fish. So you mentioned that those fish are going to be chasing that deeper, colder water. You know, I imagine kind of like we do in the afternoon here, it's hot. I'm going to go find a shady spot. I'm not just going to be out in the full blown sun. How about the bite? Is it going to, you know, my experience off water, salinoids, whatever, mornings and evenings are always better than midday. Is that going to be typical what you find on a lake? Yeah. And it depends on the species, but I would say trout as a general rule are going to bite better early and late, but they also bite during the middle of the day. Sometimes you'll have killer lake trout bites right in the middle of the day. And I know our lake trout people are listening or nodding their heads because I mean, they can get down in that thermocline, get down to that cooler water and you know, just get below the thermocline even, and you can, you can work those fish and catch them all day long because they're comfortable. And if they're hungry, like with elk, if they're really, really active at midnight, I mean, we're talking, they weren't very active in the evening. All of a sudden it gets dark, they get super active. You can hear them screaming out your tent all night. And then all of a sudden it's like somebody turned the spec off when the sun come up. Midday, those elk are gonna, cause they went to bed is what happened. They get up and they go, you know what, I'm going to stretch my legs and go get a bite to eat. And most guys have gone back to the trailer and they're, they're sleeping at noon. I've killed my biggest bull. So at noon, remember what bill Seimontel talked about, he said hunting and fishing are basically the same thing. It's just one's underwater. Well, fish are no different. Like the moon phases do have an effect. I still haven't figured out exactly the effect, but there is one like, so I'll give walleye as an example. When you have a full moon phase going on, typically they're biting all night long. They're out hunting, doing their thing. And then during the day, sometimes it's a little slower. And so it's kind of the same thing as elk, right? If if the moon's out there feeding and then during the day they're bedded down, they're taking a nap. I focus on setting my archery elk hunt up around the moon, right? And I hunt during the full moon too, but I'm just basically filling time until that moon goes away. And it is, I mean, it's like somebody turns the switch on and all of a sudden, you know, and you've been there fishing the same spot, the same lure, eight o 'clock, nine o 'clock, 10 o 'clock. You had a few bites at eight, nothing at nine, 10, then all of a sudden 10, 30 rolls on and it's fish on, fish on, fish on. It's maddening to me. Sometimes I'll show it up at a walleye spot at like three or four in the morning and I'll catch a couple. And then from six to six, 15, it's as fast as I can cast, you know, they're hitting and then shuts off again. So I'm talking about fishing from the bank, right? Like it's just, there's that open window where they move in, they feed hard and they move back out. And that's something that happens in the fall that a lot of people don't realize is that fish are coming in. I'll give walleye as an example. If you're going to do fall fishing, cause this is a fall fishing episode. If you're going to fall fish, walleye fishing in the fall is the best time of the year in my opinion, because you're going to catch bigger fish because you know, they've spawned early in the spring. They're starting to grow those egg sacs back. They start to bulk up a little bit and they're on the feed getting ready for winter. What happens in most of our Western reservoirs is you'll have walleyes chasing emerald shiners and shad. What happens with emerald shiners and shad, again, you have to know what the bait's doing to catch the fish that are pursuing the bait is they start to school up pretty hard. And so you'll see millions, and I'm not exaggerating, millions of emerald shiners, millions of shad suspended out in the deeper water during the day. And then they'll move in at night along like rock faces and cliffs. Guess where the walleyes are? They're right there with them. They're following that bait. They're going to eat until they can't eat anymore. And I've had times in the fall where I'll catch like a 19, 20 inch walleye. Sometimes, you know, some of the bigger walleyes, they'll be throwing up emerald shiners and crappie because the crappie are also following the emerald shiners. And so you'll pick them up and there's just all these fish just start spewing out of their mouth and you're like, how did you even eat my lure? You know, this is insane that you're eating this much. But you got to understand that as these fish come out of summer, they're on like hyper driving summer. They're feeding, feeding, feeding because it's warm. They're getting ready for fall. Fall kind of starts that transition of they really pack it on because they're like, man, winter is coming. It's kind of like we're doing right now. It's no different than bears or firewood, harvest, you know, all these things. We're getting ready for winter too. Well, the fish are no different. They're getting ready. We have to understand that as anglers and as hunters, right? What are the animals doing to prep for winter? Well, in the case of walleyes, lake trout, they're eating like crazy and you can catch a ton of fish. And the nice thing about fall, no offense to the hunters, but when you guys are out in the field, I got a lot more elbow room on the lakes and reservoirs and rivers, right? So I can go out and I can catch more fish. So it's actually pretty advantageous if you are the person who's like an avid angler or maybe you've tagged out, grab your fishing rod, you know, head down to your favorite river, lake stream, figure out what the bait are doing because then you're going to find out what the walleyes, what the lake trout, what the rainbows, what the browns, whatever they're doing, you're going to figure it out. We're getting ready to go get firewood this weekend, all weekend. I think we're going to throw a couple of rods and reels in. There's a couple of streams around. I think we can get the kids on some brookies for an evening. So you just inspired me to, you know, we're going on a mission of I want firewood. And after last winter, if you guys have been around, you heard about it, it was brutal. And I ran out of wood, not once, not twice, but three times. How do you run out of wood three times? Well, I'd go get a pickup load, burn through it thinking that, hey, we got enough to make it and be beg, borrow and stealing another pickup load. So yeah, the fall, the fall fishing is absolutely phenomenal. There's no reason that you can't take your kids. It's usually a nice time of year too, because you can throw on a hoodie, some jeans, go down to the body of water and fish and be comfortable and you can fish late. That's the cool thing is like, you know, go on a Friday night, you can go out and you can fish walleye from, you know, seven o 'clock, six o 'clock, you know, until 10, 11, 12 at night and just enjoy the crisp, clean air, the stars in the sky, you know, catching some fish and I've taken you and done this and it's really fun is like, if you're fishing like a suspending crank along some rocks and you're, what you do is you basically do a couple of retrieves and then kind of twitch your lure a couple of times and just let it sit there. And then you feel that walleye come up or that big trout and just grab it, yank it the other way, almost yanked the rod out of your hand. It's so much fun, isn't it? The only thing that's more exciting than that is when the metal sign behind you falls off the chain and clangs down the clangs down the rocks. And you think it's jumped 10 feet in the air on that one. I thought a pickup would come over the bank and was rolling down the hill on top of me. It was good times. Yeah, I don't think it was as funny as you do, but oh man, it was great. So for the listeners out there, it was about a three by four foot metal sign that said something. I don't care what it says anymore, but it was hanging on one chain and it played two T posts and we're down there at midnight, one o 'clock fishing for walleye and, and any second you can have your, the rod ripped right out of your hands. So you're, you're on high alert keyed in and we got, you know, headlights kind of on, but not really. There was just enough light that you could sort of see what you're doing. And so I've keyed in, I'm ready to go. And all of a sudden, I mean, it was like 10 pots and pans clanging behind me five feet. And I, I, yeah, I think I did, I jumped and I might've said an expletive or two. I was, uh, I was animated for quite a while after that. That's all right. That's all right. It was fun. And some crazy things happen when you fish in the fall too. Like, um, you know, I think of, you know, different friends that I've taken out and, you know, we go catch walleyes, go catch these big trout. One time I took Seth out there and we were fishing late at night and he's like, oh, I got one. And his line took off from the water up into the air. And what had happened was an owl had come in and grabbed his lure and took off with it. I have never seen that in my life. That was one of the craziest things I've ever seen. This, this big old owl, big, great horned owl comes down, snatches his lure and takes off. And thank goodness it came off it, let go of the hook because can you imagine trying to unhook a really cranky, great horned owl from your line? No, thank you. So those things are vicious. Statue of limitations is past, but we did a lot of trolling on strawberry and flaming gorge as a kid.
A highlight from Altcoins Set For INSANE Pump If This Happens! (SEC Will Lose Again)
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All right, Senator Lummis is backing Coinbase against the SEC. Just more arrows going against Gary Gensler here. She's a prominent advocate for cryptocurrency. She filed an amicus brief on the 11th to support the Coinbase exchange against the SEC's lawsuit there. She maintained that the responsibility for regulations lies with Congress, not the SEC. Here's her quote, I believe. Now this might be a Coinbase's quote. The transaction over Coinbase's platform and Prime are not and do not involve contractual undertakings to deliver for future value, reflecting the income profits or assets of a business. They're commodity sales, with the obligations of both sides to charge entirely the moment the token is delivered in exchange for payment, AKA talking about the Orange Grove case where the SEC says everything's a commodity depending on are you working towards its profit? Hey, then it's not a commodity, it's now a security. I think they're pretty clear. But yeah, now we have a lawyer, I mean, I'm sorry, we have a senator coming in filing an amicus brief on behalf of Coinbase against a governmental agency. I would say, call me crazy, I would say that's pretty bullish, pretty bullish for the court case there. So I'm rooting for Coinbase. So I think we're all rooting for Coinbase. All those coins, they got beat down pretty hard. I have a big bag of a lot of those coins. I think there's a little opportunity there. If you think Coinbase is gonna win against the SEC, I do, but you know, I'm not a lawyer. I mean, they have the backing of Larry Fink and BlackRock. So it's hard to bet against Coinbase. Yeah, do you wanna bet against BlackRock? Yeah. I probably don't. One more thing on the SEC here. Law expert says the brief filed by six law scholars absolutely shreds the SEC's theory, you know, where they go over what is an investment contract and whether it requires contractual undertaking, contradicting the SEC. Here we have someone with the same length of neck as Deasy there. So he said the amicus brief filed by the law scholars is devastating for the SEC. Murphy noted that the amicus brief absolutely shreds their investment contract theory. So this was followed by law professors and scholars who were experts in security laws and related fields and probably have a big bag of Bitcoin. They include UCLA, Boston University, Fordham Law University, University of Chicago and Yale Law School professors. They noted that after the Howey decision, there's a common thread in how investment contracts were defined. The thread was that investor must be promised by virtue of his or her investment and ongoing contractual interest in the income, profits or assets of the enterprise. When you have a token, you do not have those things. So good, good news for the SEC. No, sorry, for Coinbase. We're rooting, rooting for Brian Armstrong, rooting for the bald brother, the bald deployer there. I'm rooting, I think I feel pretty good about it though. How about you? Yeah, I understand that. I was a little worried before the tight relationship with BlackRock, I'm gonna be honest, but I just don't see Larry Fing and BlackRock being defeated here. I have a question for you. There's some coins, there's ADA was on there, Filecoin, Polygon, I think about 48 coins listed in the SEC versus Coinbase lawsuit. Coinbase wins, what happens to those 48 currencies? Well, it's gonna be interesting to see does the SEC try to go after everyone individually the way they went after Ripple and XRP? I don't think they can and Gary's even kind of alluded to, they're gonna pause new lawsuits with crypto, they're gonna go after AI. So I don't think it's gonna happen, but at the same time, I don't think there's a winning strategy for any of those things, especially with the XRP decision. Then if they lose to Coinbase and Ripple, what's the precedence to go after any coin individually that it'll be obliterated? Yeah, Sand is one of the tokens, I see someone talking about Sand as well. We're not gonna get 100 % pump is my opinion here. So when we had the XRP news with the SEC, all the crypto attention was on one coin. Now when we have a Coinbase win over SEC, I'm saying win, all the attention will be on 48 coins. And so I don't think all the dollars are gonna flow into those, not everyone's picking one coin and not everyone's gonna invest in all 48 coins. So maybe 20 % pumps, I'm gonna throw out a number here. The best time to get a great deal on a Jeep SUV is now during the summer of Jeep event. Visit jeep .com or your local Jeep brand dealer to find the perfect Jeep SUV for you. Now get 15 % below NSRP for an average of 6 ,300 under NSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Jeep Cherokee Altitude Lux. 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Actor and Educator Naheem Garcia Describes a Pivotal 'Bet on Self' Moment
"My question to you is out of all the things you've done because you've done so much. What would you say was your bet on self moment? What was that moment in your life when you said, you know what? If not me, then who? And if not now, then when? When I was when I was about six years ago after I was done with several schools and and I wanted to give this a shot and my life partner encouraged it. And I did it. And it made me feel bad when I have a couple of bucks. And it made me feel bad when I was failing and and encouraged me and reminded me of all the things that I kept doing. So that was the motivation. About six years ago, I said, you know what? I'm going to do this full time. This is what I want to do. This is what makes me happy. And I'm not bad at it. I'm not bad at it. I'm sitting here across somebody who is giving me credit for mentoring and supporting them. So, yeah, I think I got a gift and I think I'm going to stick to this. I'm going to work with some young people. I'm going to do this acting thing. I'm going to take this acting thing and help other young people use it as a vehicle to discover something about themselves. And not just young people, any people. I work with the entire community. You know, I remember one time my mother and I went to Orlando and we walked into her church because, you know, that's my mother's an apostle. So we went to go visit a church that she worked with in Florida, in Orlando. And I walked in. I saw a bunch of kids. I said, oh, give me the kids. Give me a room. I'm going to go with the kids. And I went with the kids. My mother had the adults. We came back. We did a presentation that did tableaus using quotes from biblical and the adults improvising. And my mother was my mother never saw that work. We never did it together. When she saw I never saw my mother like, you know, people touching my mother. I'm like, that's my mother. What are you talking about? So when I saw my mother do her thing, I was booming when she saw me do her thing. And I was like, yeah, mom, you know, my ministry is working with the babies, you know. And and but my mother was always the person who encouraged me to do it, too. My mother used to say, I love you, mom. She say, you're so much better than Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy's a standard. So I'm going to say. But she said the greatest thing that my mother ever said to me, the greatest thing that my mother said to me. Shout out to my Garcia Hernandez and Moore family and Smith and Palmer. And you know, you all are. I love you all. Thank you. My mother said it'd be a sin of the world and get to see your talent. And that stuck to me in about six, seven years ago. I mean, I've always done this throughout my life. I've had double careers at the same time. It was too much. But to really pour all of my life into this and it's working out because I'm not a starving actor. I'm a working actor, you know, and everything's real when you self -employed. There are good days, bad days. There's some days when you sit there going, what am I doing? What am I doing? Hey, I'm not going to lie to you. Not long ago, I was sitting and not long ago, I was sitting here trying to figure out how to, am I going to apply to ever source? You know what I mean? Literally. And you're looking because you go through that. But at the end of the day, my passion, my love, and I believe this is my mission because I've touched so many beautiful people like yourself and others. And I thank all of you and every last person, including people in my family that have taken the time to remind me that I am doing good work and great work. Thank you. And your, your words and your motivations help
Mike Reviews the News of the Day
"Does Chris Christie have a path to the White House or even getting the nomination? Most people in New Jersey would not probably answer that in the affirmative. Speaking in New Jersey, the current governor got booed off the stage at some event over the weekend. Phil Murphy was at some festival somewhere and they booed the dickens out of him, it was pretty rough. There's a lot of booing going on right now. There's a lot of pushback. Bud Light is no longer ranked among the top ten in the United States after their marketing disaster. New YouGov poll, the public approval of the beer slumped so much, it fell out of the top ten. Also, there's a report in the Wall Street Journal, Disney World has hit a ten -year low in terms of park attendance over the Fourth of July. The company is now giving discounts for hotel rooms at Christmas time, which is normally a peak time for the parks. The movies are losing money like crazy. It looks like Disney is paying a very heavy price.
Hadley Arkes Discusses Judges Second-Guessing Military Decisions
"My conversation with Hadley Arkes, A -R -K -E -S. The book is Mere Natural Law, Originalism and the Anchoring Truths of the Constitution. So, you just mentioned Korematsu. This has to do with judges not second -guessing military decisions. Talk about this a little bit. This is the limits of what a judge can do. This is after they accepted curfews for Japanese. Then they're now willing to stand back while Japanese… Whoa, whoa, whoa. You're talking about World War II? World War II. Japanese… They Japanese moved into the interior. Which is a shocking moment in American history. It was. So, what did the judges say at that point? Some of them, like Robert Jackson and Frank Murphy and Owen Roberts, said, no, this is really just racial discrimination. These are people who were born here. But these are American citizens who have rights. And the idea that their ethnicity would affect those rights is legally nonsense. Right. But you have the judges, other judges appointed by Roosevelt, Hugo Black and Felix Frankfurter, just taking the side of the executive and saying judges can't be held responsible for what goes on here. Judges don't have the judgment to sort of second -guess what is being done. That gets pretty tricky because we're talking about foundational principles and that's like saying, well, when they created the Constitution, they didn't think about this stuff. Well, that's the Constitution. But judges the may not be the best people to vindicate. They may simply have to rely on elected officials, Congress and the executive, to bear these things in mind and to honor the Constitution. So
Wheeler strikes out 12 as Philadelphia Phillies top Atlanta Braves 2-1
"Zach Wheeler through 8 shutout innings and the Phillies broke through with two in the 5th to down the braves two one. We were limited the braves to three hits while walking one and striking out 12. It my spot's a little better. Getting behind the ball a little better, and I think today kind of showed what we worked on, NIO has got to continue that into the next few starts. Bryson played at the Phillies first run with a sacrifice fly, Trey Turner, doubled in the other. Sean Murphy Homer the 9th for the braves only run. Jim Hart, Atlanta.
"murphy" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"That we're seeing? Do you want to start testing them? Sure. So I do think I agree that there's been a real shift in narrative around what housing needs are, what House of supply could accomplish. I think that was the fundamentals of supply and demand which are being debated over many years in New York City and across the country. And I think at this point, maybe that debating a settle down a little bit at the need for housing supply is a bit more settled in terms of being conventional wisdom. That said, enter looking at housing the way that you would look at any other sort of commodity in terms of what if there's too little of it that the price is going to go up. That said, there doesn't mean that the force New Yorkers will benefit from an overall growth and supply in any kind of immediate way. And so that I think also has to be acknowledged. But that too has shifted over the last couple of years where for many, many years section 8 or any kind of breakfast in the voucher was legal in ticket. So if you're below a certain rental amount, you can't afford you can't afford to pay a rent in a way that's going to keep the lights on in that building. So rental subsidy bouts are used to be able to take it that would allow you to pay for your brand and I would allow landlords to keep a life on. And now that's sort of no longer the case. So for the first time in my career, there's thousands of people with vouchers with that in the ticket who are wandering around New York City looking for a place and can't find one. So I think that's fundamentally shifts the debate as well, where that then proves one more time that how you supply is really what's missing, even for those who are lucky not to have affected subsidy. Yeah, as far as just added that, but it was really about hopeful framing when the governor came out and talked about jobs and housing and so the disconnect in our production doesn't mean we all live in this understanding that the housing market is so tight, but when we started to talk about the last decade and sort of contextualize 1.2 million jobs, 400,000 of housing, it sort of explains a little more why we are where we are. And I think also then helps reveal data driven road map going forward, you know, both the city shortly and the state more recently have operated within a housing plan. We've always been counting as a units what we do every year, one time, where is it? But we've never really talked about it in the larger, not only in the largest overall city, production, but also in the overall state production, but how many minutes of overall housing not just a quarter by housing, should we be producing? And so I think that was sort of a fundamental shift. I'm certainly in this last conversation that I think is really helpful and I hope it helps set the stage as we talk going forward about what is going to happen, what can we do that we have a metric that we're pumping up against to say, we have to be creating policies that are actually going to chip away and get us from bigger 500,000 unit number or the incremental 400,000 over the next ten years, whatever that is, right? We can now context we're going to look at policies in the context of that and say, how is it going to get us towards that goal? I think that's a really fundamental change on how we think about how we supply and how we think about it as a policy. As a moderator, I think it's always important to say if there's anything that you said that the other one wants to comment on, please jump in and keep me on the sidelines if you'd like. You've threw a couple of data points out of their revamp. I was going to ask each of you if there is one or two pieces of data that you try to bring to conversations to dispel this or to include your pace, are there pieces of data you take with you when you're talking to state legislators about the city's needs, likewise, about the state's plans, is there something in this discussion around the conversation about housing supply and housing demand and the need for growth that are your sort of favorite data points to prove your case or to show the need. Sure, I think one is that there are for the first time thousands of New Yorkers with a voucher who can't find a place to send. And then the second is this chart that I find the ceiling from the citizens budget commission where kind of the conventional wisdom in New York is that there's a ton of construction going around all the time. But if you look at our housing production compared to other cities, we're down at the bottom with like Detroit, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, all these other cities that we don't necessarily compare ourselves to in any other context. Cities that are growing and booming are at least trying to build enough housing to keep up with how much demand there is for coming. Yeah, look, I think I would add that we hit up against a lot of conversations around we don't want more a lot of we don't want. But we don't want more housing. We really want more affordable housing. And I think it took a little while to conversations we realized that we had to be also talking about the city of the state spend sort of data thing, but spent every dollar we get from the feds to create affordable housing. We are stretching and pulling and creating new programs and reinventing whatever we can to get every deal in our pipeline and done. And as I go in this room, we know we can't do everything that's in our pipeline. We have a 100 billion a hundred deals hug between us at the door that we get done and we had more federal resources. So it's a way to sort of change some of the conversations and way along the way around we need 400,000 units. Additionally, we have some housing and we can't produce 400,000 more for housing and it's over the next ten years more than what we're doing today. We are sort of at the mass of what we can produce barring the federal government coming in or maybe some marginal resources around the edges. But I think that the conversation around production to your knife also love that chart about where not only New York City, but also where all New York State suburbs, especially the New York City suburbs, fall relative nationally on per CAPiTA production wave, the bottom of the chart, I think actually the near the New York State suburbs are behind the every suburb combined. Relatively that we have to be talking
GOP House Judiciary Pokes Fun at Rep. Linda Sanchez's 'Real' Twitter
"By the way touche to the House judiciary GOP account at judiciary GOP who found an account Linda Sanchez on Twitter with like two followers Linda sans three one three 9 9 And said wow I didn't realize the Sanchez was so magical because the account tweeted out Donald Trump is the greatest president of my lifetime Touche daddy O touche It's legit Yeah totally She says Linda Sanchez Jim What else do you need I mean Jim's like questioning It's not Linda Sam Come on Jim Get with the program I mean it says Linda Sanchez right there I mean no one else's named Linda Sanchez That's just her Like Marcus Allen I mean mark is no one in Marcus I mean Alan Albert last name Allen who has that last name It's like one of them out there I mean come on guy Marcus That was Eddie Murphy's name in boomerang Okay Remember earth they can't Okay I was like wow that she was rough
Álvarez's clutch hit sends Mets past Braves 5-3 for DH split
"Francisco Alvarez is two run single put the mets up the stage. They managed to fight the three win over Atlanta to split a double header. David Robertson picked up a 6 out save for the mets. You know, fortunate to make just enough good pitches to get us through that one, they're a good team. We have to beat and we fought with them all day long and managed to pull out a win today. In the open and Sean Murphy hit two, three run homers and spent a strider lasted 5 innings for his fourth win as Atlanta held on for a night to aid victory. The braves 19 and ten, the mets are 16 and 13. Mike mancuso knew
Biden to huddle with top donors as 2024 effort kicks off
"President Biden and vice president Kamala Harris are laying the groundwork for their reelection campaign with donors. I'm Ben Thomas with the latest. The president and vice president were hosting about 150 of the Democratic Party's top donors for dinner Friday evening and a weekend strategy session, the event itself is not a fundraiser, and it's not clear how many attendees have cut checks at this point, but these are the high dollar donors and fundraisers who will tap their networks to help fund Biden's campaign over the next 18 months. It's expected to need to raise well over $1 billion. Some democratic governors who have proven to be prolific fundraisers, including Maryland's Wes Moore, Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Gavin Newsom of California are expected to be in attendance. The weekend summit marks the first official in person campaign event for Biden since he declared his candidacy. Ben Thomas, Washington
"murphy" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Rolled out a great program <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> to invest $10 million <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> in bringing vacant <Speech_Female> distressed <Speech_Female> rent stabilized apartments <Speech_Female> back online, <Speech_Female> providing money to <Speech_Female> landlords to upgrade <Speech_Female> the units and <Speech_Female> keep them rent stabilized <Speech_Female> and affordable. <Speech_Female> And not <Speech_Female> affordable income <Speech_Female> targeted, but rent <Speech_Female> stabilized. <Speech_Female> So there's options <Speech_Female> here, right? <Speech_Female> For the limited <Speech_Female> pool <Speech_Female> of <Speech_Female> buildings that are <Speech_Female> apartments <Speech_Female> that are truly distressed <Speech_Female> and truly need <Speech_Female> that influx of cash. <Speech_Female> And the landlord <Speech_Female> needs it too. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> The <Speech_Female> other reality <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> is <Speech_Female> that while yes, it costs <Speech_Female> money to own <Speech_Female> housing and <Speech_Female> run and operate <Speech_Female> housing. <Speech_Female> Rent stabilized. <Speech_Female> And this is in the <Speech_Female> RGB report <Speech_Female> that came out. <Speech_Female> Yesterday or the day <Speech_Female> before, <Speech_Female> buildings <Speech_Female> are treating <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> at a <Speech_Female> very high price <Speech_Female> still. 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"murphy" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"In building decarbonization programs and how can we support a transition to electric vehicles will all help that. There's a complementary policy that's not being discussed in the budget, but that we've been advocating for called the clean fuel standard or a clean transportation standard that would actually help to help to reduce the cost by reducing emissions in the transportation sector specifically. And invest basically there would be another $1 billion that would stay within the transportation sector every year that would be available to help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Thereby reducing emissions and also to help balance out some of the costs of the fuels. You brought up decarbonization and the bigger challenge of retrofitting versus the laws coming into play at the city level and perhaps here at the state level about banning new fossil fuel hookups in new construction, we're not going to get into it now, but I will have an episode in the near future on the implementation of the other piece of this in New York City, which is the big building decarbonization law, local law 97, and lots of movement on that questions on that about implementation of that big building decarbonization law and its implementation under mayor Adams and what's going on with that. So listeners should stay tuned. I would say in the next month for an in depth conversation on that, we're in our last couple minutes here with Julie Tai president of the New York league of conservation voters, Julie, I'm sure you're ready to jump in on local law 97, but let's just wait on that. A couple more quick things. As we talk about all of this, there was this discussion controversy that hasn't been talked about much lately about governor hulk was coming for your gas stoves. Is anything like that happening in this budget? But is there anything being considered or should there in terms of a timeline for phasing out replacement of fossil fuel hooked up eating or cooking in existing buildings? I think the first thing we need to do is take advantage of all the incentives that the inflation reduction act is providing for moving to new technologies. I think people need to have a better understanding of the variety of options they have. There are heat pump dryers, for example, for drying your clothes, and there are induction stoves. I certainly had one in my house in Albany. You know, it worked great. There are lots of people who do them. They're much more efficient. The electric stoves are coming a long way, and there are a lot of incentives right now. So I think the first thing we need to be focusing on is getting people to take advantage of all of the incentives that they federal government has put on the table. We've been working on it. We have a guide that will be coming out soon for consumers and homeowners and renters on what's available from the inflation reduction act. And so to me, that is first and foremost what we need to do. So there is something that needs to be looked at at some point in time. But it's not today. And certainly, we are not advocating for that as part of the budget. We need to first deal with what are we doing with the new buildings? Let's stop expanding the gas network, let's take leadership on the existing buildings. Let's get an invest going so that we can have those dollars to drive that change. And let's take advantage of all the money. I mean, there's billions and hundreds of billions of dollars, literally, available for homeowners and renters
"murphy" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"You know, our position is that the funding needs to be spending needs to be linked to strong labor standards, right? That is very important to make sure that we're getting a good union workforce that we're helping to do that just transition from people as we're moving away from the fossil fuel industry. We would make sure that at least we would like to see 40% of the funds be invested in disadvantaged communities, right? They need to see pollution reduction. They need to see improvements and investments that make them more protected from the risks of climate change to help the transition to clean energy and energy efficiency. And then I think the bulk of the spending would be for decarbonization efforts. So that's really, again, the top two sources are buildings and transportation where we would need to be doing a variety of programs to help people make that transition. And of course, the reason why I'm not touching as much on renewable energy is because we already have a law that requires all of our electricity to be renewable to be zero emission by 2040. And we are on our way to the 70% renewable energy by 2030. So that is happening through other programs. So I think that would handle a lot of those efforts through the New York sun program, through the renewable energy credit programs for tier one,
"murphy" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics
"Communities around both particular areas. I guess that's part of my question about how all this has gone down is the question of did the governor or team do enough in creating the play? They didn't do anything. And you know last year, she came and she slept on her and all of a sudden, instead of, you know, campaigning on them or going to communities to have these discussions, she waited until budget time to bring them up back up again. And that's not just with bad strategic planning on her part. This was back the right way to do things. Either line, everyone against her because no one wants to be no one wants to be told that they don't have input or have an opportunity to have an opinion, you know, The New Yorker without an opinion is a Minnesota. Oh no, don't offend Minnesota. Well, I'm just taking, I'm just thinking about how the mayor gotten some trouble with his comments about Kansas. So we don't want to, I didn't mean to pick a particular paper. You're not a New Yorker if you don't have it. There you go. It's not going to be allowed in opinion. Yeah. It's just makes people more New Yorkers. They're going to step up and fight for their little piece of space. I'm not going to, you know, play the role right now of pushback from the hulk administration. I'll encourage people to listen to my conversation with the state housing commissioner Ruth anvils now, just because we got into some of this, they gave their perspective, which response to some of what you said is their perspective is, we're requiring a certain amount of density. The idea is to require a certain amount of density near mass transit, but localities would have a good bit of flexibility in terms of what that looks like and the types of growth, but the idea is you have to grow. But they didn't go out to the localities to sell it. This is something you got to show to people. You just can't stick it in a sickle cell 8 week or 6 week budget process. Let me let you go on the basement issue. Let's just touch on that before we go because I know this is something you're outspoken on. I saw a coverage of this in city limits. Unless the fire department approves it unless you can do a walkout. We can't legalize illegality. We just can't say because people are living in an illegal condition. You can turn around and make promises to say that it's okay, because that is not true. Well, the idea would be they have to there has to be a process of legalization and being brought up to code. So if they can meet the standards for that process and practicality, fine. But I'm very dubious that they can meet those standards in practicality without it costing a hundred to a 150 K, which is a whole second mortgage that people are not going to want to take on. So if they want to the city says they want to do a fund to cover people's cost for it by but once they find out this theory and then there's actuality and actually this is that when they tried it in Brooklyn and the pilot program only two or three people bothered to go forward because the costs were prohibited. They are saying that probably problem with multiple dwelling laws and they want to be able to amend some medal of laws to make it easier to get the permitting and whatnot. They can feel free to try to make those changes to make that happen. That's a more nuanced position than I thought you had. Interesting. I mean, you know, if they want to try fine, but again, we have people in theoretical land that are not done at practically. And once you try to drill down and get things done in this city, it's much harder to actually. So there's that, there's that practical side of the equation, but then the other practical side is you got people living in these conditions, right? And then we saw them become deadly. So if you don't go in that direction, you got to do something that is we got to get we got to do enforcement. I mean, there's no reason other than lack of enforcement. Why are people living in these conditions? And people lying to homeowners saying that you can rent your basement and or people that's taking advantage of the fact that there is no enforcement and taking advantage of the immigrant community or poor communities and pushing them into the basement. So it's a lack of enforcement that is great at this horror story. And if those people are going to be evicted, so to speak, there better be some new housing for them for them to move into. There's no material on my housing Bill. No, no, no focus on workforce housing Bill. There's nothing to be done to say that is creating a real affordable housing program. There's been nothing done on AMI. You know, there's almost it hasn't been done to do affordable housing in this state. Over the last ten years that has created this situation where people are trying to live wherever they can because they know that there's no other alternative. So we as a state have failed the working class people over the ten years. Well, much more to discuss and try to get done in Albany in this budget or beyond. Senator Kramer will leave it there really appreciate the conversation and the time. Thank you for joining me. Keep us keep us updated as negotiations progress here and good luck getting that budget done next week. You think you think it's going to get done next week? I'm at 70 30 on unfortunately because unless there's some breakthroughs over the weekend, but it's on a print and do everything. And folks who will see on 70 30 know for next week, but maybe the week after. Boy, we're going into May here almost. Thank you for the time and the thoughts appreciate it. Thank you. Have a good weekend. Thank you so much.
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"Have to be dedicated and not all of the funding sources that have been floated are able to be resilient, some of them are far more volatile. And I think that is the appeal to something like the PMT, the payroll tax is that it is more protected from some of the market forces that could create a real downturn in MTA finances, which is part of why we are in the situation we are in with a system that is so dependent upon fair revenues, particularly for operating expenses. But it's also something that's already dedicated to the MTA, right? So we've seen for decades, money being stolen from the MTA. And that is another reason we are in many of the precarious situations that we're in with our transit system. And so the more that money can be lockbox, the more that it can already be dedicated, the more that it can really be focused on getting the services that we as writers need, moving and excelling forward, that is what is most important to us. On the 6 minute service ask, is that something that's needed? Is your ask for that to be universal 24 hours a day? Or is that something that can be sort of modified where it's 6 minute service is the ask for 18 hours a day, but some of those overnight hours are not necessarily seen quite that level of service. That's been our focus 17 hours. So I'll lower it by one hour, but 7 days a week, 17 hours, we're really looking at 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Got it. And in terms of the possibility of that increasing, especially subway ridership, but also bus ridership, what do we know? Are we able to know about how that level of service, well, a, how much of how much of an improvement is that over the current situation? And do we know how much that may or may not help increase ridership? I mean, there seems like so many things in this pandemic, post pandemic world we're living in and the shifts in commuting and work from home and all these things feel very hard to know exactly what might move the needle, so to speak, and there seem to be some trends that have become baked in, for example, a lot less ridership on Mondays and Fridays. People seem to be going to the offices more in the middle of the week. So what kind of improvement would it be over the current situation and what do we know or think or estimate in terms of how it might impact ridership? Great. Well, I'll take the second part first to experts have estimated it will increase ridership by at least 15%. And that's true, 6 minute service, which would be a tremendous, that's an increase in ridership that would 6 minute service would pay for itself. In terms of what it could do, I do want to clarify one piece, which is we are fighting for a vision of 6 minute service. We can not turn on 6 minute service across the entire system tomorrow. We can get to basically 8 minute service 7 days a week, as I said
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"And look at some of this and say, you know, there are some mechanisms that we could potentially live with that do insist on more housing because a lot of experts say in all carrots, no stick approach just isn't going to work in a lot of places in the state. Yes, I think we do recognize that we have to figure out how you work with various parts of the state with the pressures on them to come up with answers. New York City is a little more or less complicated because of course when you come into zoning and density questions, you're pretty much dealing with the city council and the mayor, right? They do rezonings. They do density issues. You know, I represent, I guess my district and the one on the west side are the two densest dense, most densely populated districts I believe in the country is what we've learned. So I know all about population density and sky high towers going up on every second block in my district. But yes, there are plenty of parts of the fibers. Where you would need to do some rezoning for expanded multi-family options, and I absolutely support the city and going down that road. I actually am totally open to the commercial to residential conversions of buildings, many of which would be my district and then a little farther west. And I guess some in downtown Brooklyn. I want mandatory affordability in those buildings because I am very focused on making sure we are focusing on truly affordable units. The city and the governor didn't seem to want to build in requirements for affordability or very much affordability. So we would like to push that envelope towards more affordability, there are the issues of the sellers and basements, which is more the rest of the burrows.
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"Dan Quayle is very good, but he just didn't strike people as being a president. So, and Donald Trump really looked very hard for the next several weeks to find that kind of a candidate. And he and the person who fit the bill perfectly was Mike Pence. He had been in Congress. I got to know him very well when he was running for governor through the Republican governor association and very good relationship. And he was just the perfect selection, so I think that about Trump picked very well. I think he served him very well. And he was an excellent vice president. All right. Indicative of the tricky waters you have to navigate here. Last question. I have a statement here. Congratulating you from Peter Gunther, the chair of the New York State young Republicans. And he has an interesting part of this statement that I want to ask you about in our closing moments here. It says, with the spotlight shining on a significance of the youth vote in New York and around the country, it's clear that the time for equal representation within the party, the New York State party, is long overdue. They want more seats at the table. They want more voices to be heard. How are you going to reach out to the young Republicans and ensure that their voices are heard and simultaneously letting them be heard and also obviously building the future of the party and building your bench? That's an easy, easy question for me to answer by reaching out. They are the shock troops. I mean, young folks can really get into a campaign in a very special way with a lot of energy. And we need to have the young Republicans totally involved in what we're doing. All right, so I'm sure Peter will be glad to hear that. And that you'll be reaching out. Anything we didn't get to here, you know, I didn't ask you about George Santos. You've been asked a bunch. You seem to want to not really take a full position on George Santos and what he should do. Do you want to closing? It's going to be up to the Republicans and the Speaker of the House. I think the people, the Republican members of Congress and the speaker. Well, let me put it this way. Are you going to try to find someone to run against him, assuming he's going to run for reelection? Do you want to try to defeat him in the Republican primary next year? That is going to be up to the chair, particularly of Nassau county. And I think he has made his position very, very clear on that.
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"Had some things that said could be improved. But, you know, it's really a mix and they're looking for places to go other than that so that they don't have to rely on the city. Are there other things that people most want from the city? There's obviously the federal work permits. That's a different category of things. But from the city, you know, there's been a lot of focus on what mayor Adams is and is doing. He thinks the city deserves more credit. And of course, more help for what they have been doing. As you say, there are many migrants who are very grateful for what they're doing. Then there's also questions about some of the mayor's rhetoric and whether that's particularly helpful as I got it a little bit and advocates like from the New York immigration coalition have been very critical of some of the ways the mayor has spoken about assignment seekers repeatedly as this very big burden on the city and about sort of pitting asylum seekers against people who've been in New York longer, sometimes not that not that much longer, but longer term New Yorkers and the stress on the city budget and so forth, some of the things I mentioned in some other things that advocates and others in some elected officials have pointed out, but in terms of specific things from city government, not so remote locations, more privacy and some of the shelters, perhaps, you know, being able to stay in a hotel setting versus one of these larger hercs. I mentioned earlier expanding city eligibility for rental assistance programs. So that's probably a big one. Anything else that people have mentioned that they really would appreciate would need from city government specifically that could really help them get, again, more settled and more established in the city. Sure. I think one thing definitely that was highlighted with the situation at the Watson hotel, and the Brooklyn cruise terminal was at a lot of these folks who had gotten used to a certain shelter would then be moved and uprooted pretty quickly from already what was a temporary situation, but a situation that they had kind of gotten used to and already finding their footing in a new city and then being told pretty quickly that they had to move to a completely new part of the city, new
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"For the time this redistricting process is underway. The new york state senate has some of the worst gerrymandered districts Anywhere as you. Well know yet. There's a independent body. That that's crafting maps we've been covering this very closely got Of course but i'm wondering if you as a as a senate leader and having been through what you've been through seeing gerrymandering trying to keep you out of power. Are you looking at this. As an opportunity for the senate to secure and strengthen its democratic majority how are you thinking about the redistricting process. that's underway ker. And when i first ran for senate in two thousand four there was sixty two senators iran against the republican incumbent and the district that i ran for the thirty. Fifth district was a rectangle. It made sense now. Especially after the last redistricting effort that the republicans were able to do after the twenty ten election. My thirty fifth senate district lit is these smiling profile of an old man with the scraggly beard. I named him. Oscar white rock green. I share with senator shelley mayer of most of westchester. But we have three cities between us and it's become kind of laughable. What's happened. They also added a a seat again. There are now sixty three senators. So obviously you know. People have played lots of games and lots of things in order to keep power. Frankly we don't believe we need to do that again. I think if we do the right thing in the right way the right thing will happen with all of those machinations. I have a super majority of forty three members. I have no reason to think that if we just did the right thing in the right way Because of the that new york being new york because we are good at governing and because we have a statewide approach we will continue to grow our majority. So that's my prediction and we will be able to do it in a way. That is respectful of our voters. All right we will leave it there and we will indeed check back in with you in the coming weeks and months but State senate majority leader andrew cousins. Thanks very much again for the time. It's been a pleasure thank you..
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"Welcome to the best advice show. I am Zach and I'm pleased to welcome back advise show Regular, contributor Brendan Murphy his advice today, when you're offered a job counter their offer, whatever it is, some people have loud anxiety about doing that. Once, you know, that's perfectly normal. It is uncomfortable. It's something that a lot of people don't do, but you have to know that not only can you do it. It is often expected of you. That is why it's called a job offer. They are not final terms of like it's a lot. Like the sticker price on a used car. You're expected to negotiate down. However, with your job offer. You're expected to negotiate up. So my advice is simple. It's two steps first, do your homework, you can use resources, like, glassdoor.com indeed.com salary. Gov to find out what people in your field are making on a national average. What people that are doing the same job you're applying for make on average, that should give you a very good idea of what purpose are you can expect. So if they offer you something that's on the low end counter with the highest offer, you think is reasonable that you could justify. So damned easy numbers, if they offer you fifty but you know the average salary is between 50 and 70 counter was 70. And I know a lot of people have imposter syndrome. If you're worried about being overpaid, that's okay. You can just show up and be amazing and worked so hard, and in every dollar that they're paying you that you think you don't deserve. So you counter with the highest salary possible and they'll probably be a counter offer. I've done it over a dozen times and just know for anyone that's nervous. I've never had an offer ended our poll. No one's ever told me that I can't apply for the job. They don't want me the worst response I've ever gotten is that the offer they already gave me was Final. It's so important that you counter offer is to get a higher starting salary because most people get a percentage based raised to to 4% per year or so the higher your starting salary, the more money you make as a higher return on investment every year. When you get your yearly raise, it has a compound game effect and that's my advice. Thank you. Brenna Murphy to hear his last episode where he talks about how to avoid clogging the toilet. There's a link in our shown as long as we're on the subject of personal finance. I wanted to share a past piece of advice from the show from investment strategist. Justin, warring he talks about when you make investments, the more closely off markets, the more volatile they are and as a as a corollary to that, the more likely you are to see a loss in your portfolio, you've been listening to the best advice show. I would love to take your advice. Can be calling the hotline at 8 for 4935 best talk to you soon..
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"About what this office. How this office ought to improve on. Its mission and goals without throwing out the baby with the bathwater dan. Why don't you continue on that. And then we'll come to kelly for thoughts on some of that More serious Reform but damn what else would you say about what the offices in what it does. Well first of all. I couldn't have said it better myself. And that was That's that's exactly right in my view and and obviously the the history of professionalism is very very important medieval historical perspective. This office was very politicized for the first. You know hundred and fifty years of of of this republic or maybe a little less and you know it would be that you know. Politics was the only thing that mattered. What word boss was supporting the da. What what district leader etc and so. The office was very politicized Into the nineteen thirties such that. It really didn't even go after the problems of the day which were essentially racketeers who were extorting legitimate businesses. And that all change in nineteen thirty seven with the election of thomas. Dewey and since then we've had a largely political notwithstanding with the new elected a largely apolitical outlook on the role of the office. And the other days have come along so you know no longer our assistant. Da -'s hired from you know. The the local political clubhouse was what it was in the nineteen thirties before. That's very important in this race by the way because there's a different kind of politics that's kind of permeating here which is not so much the politics of the clubhouse although obviously the political clubs have have made endorsements but it's more of this kind of progressive versus more traditional right. We're not talking conservative. We're talking about you know. Traditional liberal versus far left progressive is what we have here and there is a danger. I think that the office. We'll get politicized again. And some of the candidates particularly the ones who are the most progressive by their own indication and by kelly's organization the least harmful the ones that would do the least harm to To people they are. They have said outright that they're gonna fire large numbers of assistant days and that to me carries with it an enormous risk of losing the professionalism of the office the quality of the lawyers and it carries an enormous risk of politicization. One candidate. Just ask for examples damn court has actually said you know we should no longer be looking for the best and brightest like sivan's does all around the country because we have perfectly good lawyers here now. I don't disagree with the fact that we have perfectly good new york. The why on earth wouldn't we look for people who are the best and brightest around the country. So i'm very concerned about the politicization. You're getting a little bit of a job. It's running a big office will come back to that in a second kelly. Your view Your organization's view your coalitions view What is the.
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"You have a huge awareness all of a sudden about What ails the criminal justice system. There's a huge focus on it and we of course see that with station around policing that conversation is very much. trickled over into talking about prosecutors and so zyban suddenly has scrutiny from people who may not even have been angry attention a decade ago. He was elected. And as you said ben in this race even knows who do clearly have some relationship with him worked under him. are reluctant to talk about that. Those relationships in the part of the I mean science. You know to some. He's been a pretty significant liberal reformer to others he's you know tweaked around the edges and kind of continue the traditional karsh system and that sort of a debate within this race. Right is the is the question of what your do. Not prosecute lists Which crimes you want to divert. How would you approach bail and sentencing. Can you say a little bit more about sort of how that Debate seems to be shaping up here or there are there specific crimes levels of crimes that seemed to be sort of act that At that point that separates the candidates. You know there are a lot of them. Most of them are talking about significant reforms. But then there's always a line are there other categories of crime that seemed to be bumping up against that line. You have some candidates that are talking about. Not prosecuting on the most misdemeanors and i do think what's interesting about. This is someone like silence. Ban t. came into office in two thousand ten and there were over one hundred thousand cases in this system and he's reduced that around sixty percent to forty something thousand. That's already a significant departure from what the office was decade ago zone. You're talking about these declaration policies there. There's only so many things at this point. You can decline to prosecute and sonya bush. She has up on a forty offenses on her list. In the most significant declaration policy allies orleans also has a pretty substantive one and then you have other candidates who won't make that black and white kind of distinction. Liz crotty won't commit to not prosecuting any category of offense. Because you have to look. At each individual case in circumstances of each case on its own and In terms of other markers in ways to try to make sense of this race there's money there's endorsements there's You know allies. There's media attention. Do we have any other sense. You mention there's very limited polling the polling we do have shows in incredible high percentage of undecided on aware voters in terms of some of those other markers. Do we know who you know. Looks like they're kind of ahead of the field a bit. I think we do. I mean i think a combination of factors that you just described made it pretty clear that there is one candidate was led. Or let's say the last two or three months consistently now it'd be hurting weinstein in public bowling in fundraising a name awareness. Which he's been able to do with that money. I constantly have people texting me telling me. Oh i just saw on the food channel. The advertising is everywhere. Really big the city and it's not surprising that in race where name recognition means so much She's been at the top of those goals and she's been at the top of raising into and she received the endorsement of the daily news. Editorial board alvin brag got the endorsement. The new york times editorial board brag seems to be talked about you. Know up there as perhaps her strongest competition. Although that some of the.
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"To start voting in the new york city. Elections of twenty twenty one early voting starts on saturday june twelfth and will run every day through sunday june twentieth. Then there's a day off and then we have primary day tuesday. June twenty second absentee balloting is already happening by mail so we are in the thick of it. Voting is basically here. It is time to make your final decisions if you haven't yet and make a plan to vote if you're eligible. Most of the primaries of course happening around new york city are in the democratic side of things in such a heavily democratic city and these primaries will have a significant influence on who holds all these positions in city government from mayor public advocate comptroller. The borough presidents and through the fifty one seat city council and there are other races on the ballot as well. We have ton of resources for you. At gotham gazette dot com. So please do fine. Those and we have been going through a lot of the candidates and issues and races here on. What was max and murphy until jared. Murphy's recent departure to head to nursing school and so there are three really major elections happening right now in new york city. There's the mayoral race. We know about that. We've been talking about that depth here on this show and you can find a lot of coverage of that elsewhere but the two others have gotten less attention. That's the race for new york city controller. The city's chief fiscal officer at very important city wide position. We spent all of last week show on the crowded competitive democratic primary for city controller. If you missed that you can find the discussions in two parts under max murphy wherever you get your podcast or at gotham gazette dot com. We did a bit of a breakdown of the candidates why the positions important some of the dynamics of the race and then of course on previous episodes which can also find. We've spoken with most of the top democratic candidates for city controller. The third race of great importance happening right now and again all all these elections are very important. It is important. Borough president is in your borough your city council members extremely important your most local representative in city government not discounting those on saying gloria speaking the biggest races in the city mayor controller. And then there's the race for manhattan district attorney that's happening another crowded highly competitive open seat race in the democratic primary happening right now in manhattan democrats really need to get ready to vote in that election as well and that is what. Today's show is dedicated to the democratic for manhattan district attorney in just a minute. You're going to hear a conversation. I just recently had with jona bromwich a reporter for the new york times. Deanna paul a reporter for the wall street journal. They both been covering manhattan district attorney primary quite closely then later in the show. You you're a portion of panel discussion. That i moderated with three experts. Rebecca roy fee professor at new york law school and a former manhattan prosecutor. Daniel lonzo who was the chief assistant district attorney in manhattan under sivan's during his first term and kelly young a reformer who is the civil rights campaign coordinator at vocal new york. Which is part of the people's coalition for manhattan d accountability. You'll hear a portion of discussion. I had with those three experts later in the show. You can find the full conversation under max murphy. Wherever you get your podcast or gotham gazette..
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"The executive editor of gotham gazette. The twenty twenty one new york city election season is underway and it's poised to be the most significant municipal election decades. All of city government is on the ballot and because so few incumbents are eligible to run for election due to term limits. Many new officeholders are being elected. New yorkers are not only electing a new class of officeholders but the next roster of leadership for the city in a moment of crisis. It will be a new mayor. New york city elected here in twenty twenty one as well as a new city controller new borough president and many new city council members. There are some incumbents that are eligible in seeking reelection. And there's a very crowded and competitive race from manhattan district attorney and even more party. Primaries are set for june in the general election in the fall culminate on november second. This is the first full set of municipal elections with both early voting and the new ranked choice voting system which applies to party primaries in special elections only and will explain that at length in separate show. The city election cycle would be of enormous importance under even usual circumstances. But it's unfolding at this time of great crisis for the city. The state of decisions that you the voter will make new wave of city. Leadership will clearly make or break the city's recovery from the devastation of the covid nineteen pandemic and its impact on health jobs families housing education more. So we're pleased to bring you. This new series of interviews with the candidates running for mayor of new york city as well as other candidates for office is one on one conversations. Were helped you get to know. The candidates better learn about their backgrounds platforms and their vision for the future of our city. We hope this and other interviews will help you sort through your many choices and make berry form decision when it's time to vote so onto today's conversation joining me now by zoom is diane morales. Who's a democratic ended for mayor of new york city. Diane thank you so much for being here. Good morning. Thanks so much for having me. It's a pleasure to see so we're going to get into lots in this conversation but when you give folks a little bit of an overview of your background your resume who you are where you come from sure. So i'm first generation puerto rican by was born and raised in bed stuy recline to working class. Family my dad was a union worker and my mom was actually a a secretary at a leather workers. Union that no longer exists. I don't think i'm also the single mother of two college students who are home these days by you know. They both went through to through the public school system on my daughter actually got me last. is a is a sexual assault survivor who struggled with mental health challenges and my son's been racially profiled multiple times and most recently in the beginning of a protest..
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"Children being given a good quality education at all of these things are things that need fixing and that are worst now because of covid so that means we can't do business as usual and it can't be a politics that finds the path of least resistance has to be bold and it has put people at the center and it has to call us together to partner in. That's why i'm running when you talk about fighting for racial justice fighting for equity annette It it lifts all boats that also means as you just said win It comes also to going bold and moving big ideas in date changes to how things were done that also creates a lot of discomfort for people at times it creates Push back it creates people threatening to lead the city. It creates Nimby ism there's all sorts of forces that will rise up In the face of people promising more sweeping changes especially people who have resources who liked the status quo. How do you think about adding those forces in getting buying broadly. You need to do that. Obviously the winner mayor's race but that someone about just building a winning coalition but as mayor had you. Have you think about getting a really broad swath of people to buy into a bowl. Transformational vision for change. Yeah i. This is something that i've been doing my whole career because this is what it means to be. Racial justice advocate is calling people together and talking about what ails all of us because the truth is so much that is broken. It's broken for all of us. It's just who is experiencing the worst deepest pain of it right and so so often it's about being principled being clear about our principles. Our values because new yorkers love the fact that this is a diverse city new yorkers love the fact that we have people from so many different countries. Here new yorkers love the culture that that brings to the city and new yorkers every last one of us wants to be safe wants to be healthy. Wants to know. We can see a doctor when we're sick. Wants to know..