35 Burst results for "O. James"
The Dan Bongino Show
Jeff James: Take 10 Minutes to Do Lockdown & Shooting Drills
"Some other things you're recommending Do you recommend drills regular drills I mean how do you tell we're talking to Jeff James former colleague of mine expert and targeted violence How do you tell school administrators and parents are you balance that drill doing drills without frightening the children all the time and to believing you know what I'm talking about What do you recommend in that space Yeah well you know I think kids aren't my youngest is 11 And she saw what happened yesterday And she knows that they do drills at school and it doesn't look you need to find ways to soften it but it doesn't terrify them to practice that We've gotten away from someone walking around and shooting a blank on and pretending they're the assailant because we found that that traumatized even adults So we've gotten away from doing that But just that if you take ten minutes a month to do a lockdown drill just like a fire drill and I tell people all the time if you have a kindergartner who's been through fire drills in their first year of school by Christmas break they know exactly what to do if there's a fire even if the teacher is in the room So if you practice that in conjunction with it that lockdown drill those kids just after a few times those touch points of training in their head they're going to know exactly what to do if they hear it over the intercom if they hear the alarm or if the teacher says hey we're going to lock down And there are ways to just do it as make it a matter of fact thing that you do and you limit you limit the trauma I mean there are going to be some kids who are going to be unsavory about it And we also deal with special needs kids who don't handle it well But you got to do it There's no way to avoid the practice in the training of it
The Dan Bongino Show
Jeff James: A Stronger Perimeter Can Save Lives
"Know we call them the ingress and egress They're not impenetrable But what we did in the secret services you're not setting up an impenetrable fortress I mean Jeff a lot of what you and I use that do incite advances was pipe and drape Literally a drape with no ballistic capabilities whatsoever So you might say well why use it People can shoot through it Well the answer is because if you're inside the pipe and drape I know you shouldn't be there I mean a lot of these things like hardening and entrance just with locks Well they can shoot through the glass Well they may But then they're going to have to shoot through the glass and announce themselves first I mean the point I think you're trying to make is I get these questions a lot from people understandably inexperienced in this space They're not being rude Well you put a wall there You can just get a ladder Yeah but then you got to walk down the street with a ladder which kind of looks strange So if you could expound on that a bit Yeah and the time it takes So we talked about they've been talking about the 14 minutes that took for the police to respond So that she set off an alarm yesterday when she started shooting that gave everybody in that building And when you watch the body cam video you hear the alarms going off Somebody pull an alarm everybody locked down and it prevented further bloodshed But she tripped her own wire by shooting through the door If it would have been a case where she just kind of opened the door and walked in and you had kids in the hall maybe go into the bathroom Imagine the carnage that that would have caused So yeah if you could find a way to cause somebody even 5 extra seconds to get inside your perimeter it's going to give you time to get kids to a safe space or if it's a workplace your employees to a safe space and it's going to save lives
The Dan Bongino Show
Jeff James: Bad Guys Do Surveillance of Targeted School Violence
"Jeff some practical things When you're consulting in this targeted school violence space what are some practical things people can do You know I've thrown some out in the past It's probably a good idea to get together with your local police department If you haven't already at the school you get blueprints of the school out there so police officers you have seen it have walked through it They're not guessing when they show up What are some things you're telling principles and parents Well the first thing I tell anybody I consult with is you need to get rid of the mindset that it can't happen here It is a dangerous immune responsible mindset And I still have people Dan is harder to believe that who say that to me today And if you go to a school board meeting and you hear a school board member or an administrator your kids school say something like that you need to vote them out of office Next turnaround because look the bad guys do surveillance and we saw that yesterday that this person did surveillance of those two schools and passed on the one that she knew they had security just to go to this one because it was a softer target So if you have people who are sitting in charge of the school saying it won't happen here dangerous mindset you got to get that changed The other thing is hardening your perimeter and people say to me wow security is expensive and my answer as well Security is not expensive it's priceless So when you find ways to make your doors hard and so we can prevent what happened yesterday where some in the same thing that happened in sandy hook They just shoot through the glass and walk into the building Those two things of denying that mindset that it can't happen here and denying entry of bad guys to your building those are the two most important things right off the bat
The Dan Bongino Show
Jeff James: Better to Report Potential Threats Now & Apologize Later
"One of the reasons at least in the past maybe not now but you'd hesitate to call the police and say you know I don't want to get this person to charge just blowing off some steam People say dumb things all the time And they do but the sad reality job is we live in a very different time right now There's a copycat effect There's social media we live in an age where violence is inconsequential glorified and you bathe in it all day You have easy access to hardcore pornography hardcore violence at the tip of your fingertips What do you got to do Clicking on 18 button I mean it's a different world I'm not blaming taking a cheap route on some video games or the movies that's those are two those answers are too simple They may be factors depending on your exposure to this kind of stuff But that's not the reason We're just in a different time and because we're in that time this is not the time to just gap it off and say well they're just blowing off some steam It's our responsibility to do something about it Right And let the investigators figure it out Let the experts figure it out If you have a question you make a call the police will talk to them Maybe they'll get them some counseling And it worst maybe you have to apologize to that person but at best you've prevented a tragedy
The Dan Bongino Show
Jeff James: Look for Signs Ahead of Targeted School Violence
"You know a lot about this issue And one of the things I brought up earlier is the Secret Service and tax study It was updated in 2021 And one of the key findings about targeted school violence school shootings and incidents like we saw yesterday Is that the attackers frequently matter of fact almost overwhelmingly nearly every time you know told someone and vocalized or wrote to someone about their intention to do something like this So your thoughts on that that the signs are that we may be missing them sometimes Yeah exactly And if I remember the percentage correctly it's 81% of the time So what I tell people when I consult with them is imagine if 8 out of ten times someone would have spoken up and we could have prevented 8 out of ten school shootings So the responsibility really needs to be on the people around this person If you see them going down we call it the path toward violence Let somebody know so we can give them you know the old saying the off ramp to get off of that path toward violence And I know I know there was a young woman who was a friend of the shoot yesterday who tried it but sadly the shooter was already into their plan before the young lady before her friend was able to contact the police but at least she tried She made the effort to reach out and you really you really have a responsibility to do that
AP News Radio
Joel Embiid sits out with sore right calf in 76ers 116-111 loss to Nuggets | UNDISPUTED
"Advantage of Joel embiid's absence while leading the nuggets past the 76ers, one 16 one 11, jokic furnished 25.17 rebounds and 12 assists in his league leading 25th triple double of the season. He didn't have to face embiid, who was kept out of the game because of a sore right calf. Jamal Murray finished with 19 points and Bruce Brown 18 for Denver. Philly also played a fourth straight game without James Harden because of an Achilles injury. Tyrese maxi scored 23 of his 29 points by halftime, helping the sixers stay close.
The Charlie Kirk Show
The NHL Is in a Woke Meltdown
"So James reimer is an NHL goalie with the San Jose sharks. As you would expect, the NHL is going super woke, which means all this kind of pride stuff is happening. Rhyme or simply chose not to wear the pride Jersey. As he says it clashes with his beliefs, this has caused a massive meltdown from all the hack journalists. Seattle times writer Jeff breaker wrote, quote, his motives deserve scrutiny because he claims one thing about respect for while others refusing to grant the respect when afforded the opportunity. But it's working the NHL teams are scrapping pride jerseys to avoid having their own controversies. This one man might have broke the back of this totalitarian pride movement. Here's an idea. Don't force players to wear a Jersey for a religion. They don't believe in, because that's what this is. They're demanding that players wear religious garments. And unfortunately, there has been a tyrannical bend to the alphabet mafia for a couple decades. It's you used to victimize me, so I can now victimize you, even though they were never victimized. That's what they believe. It's the four stages that we have articulated, which is you must agree with something. I want to make sure I get this right. You must accept it. No, you must first tolerate it. You must accept it. You must then celebrate it, then you must participate. Those are the four steps of the alphabet mafia from toleration to participation.
AP News Radio
Cavaliers clinch playoff spot with 108-91 win over Rockets
"The Cavaliers have wrapped up a playoff birth by knocking off the rockets. One O 8 91. Jared Allen delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland, which is going to the playoffs without LeBron James on its roster for the first time since 1998. Donovan Mitchell added 22 points as the Cavs won for the 9th time in 11 games. They are fourth in the east as they try to lock down home court advantage in the first round. Evan mobley finished with 19 points and Darius Garland 17 for Cleveland, Jalen Greene had 30 points in Houston's 5th straight loss. I'm Dave ferry.
AP News Radio
Bulls spoil LeBron's return with 118-108 win over Lakers
"LeBron James is returned, didn't stop the Lakers from falling to the bulls one 18 one O 8. James scored a team high 19 points off the bench after missing a month with a sore right foot. But a couple drives in the ball got away from me, a couple of shots didn't feel as good as before, obviously, but I was out for four weeks. So between that and the wind, you know, those things back. Zach lavine scored 32 points as the bulls boosted their shattered at birth in the play in round. Troy Brown junior and Malik Beasley each scored 18 for Los Angeles, but Anthony Davis had just 15. I'm Dave ferry.
CoinDesk Podcast Network
Bitcoin at $1,000,000 in 90 Days? The Insane Bet by Balaji Srinivasan
"Bitcoin to $1 million in 90 days? That's what the former CTO of coinbase thinks and more than a few people are taking him seriously. All right Friends, welcome back to another Bitcoin breakdown bite. We are talking about obviously the same thing that everyone is talking about, which, as it turns out, might be the point. That is biology, srinivasan, the former CTO of coinbase, and generally highly regarded if out there sometimes thinker, he has predicted that Bitcoin will go to $1 million inside the next 90 days, largely because of societal collapse on the back of the banking system. So McKenna here sums this up, biology thinks, most banks are insolvent in the U.S., Bitcoin goes to 1 million 90 days, hyperinflation is imminent, converted 99% of net worth to Bitcoin, U.S. Civil War happens, effing wild. All right, so we obviously today are going to get into what exactly biology is talking about and then all the responses and I'll give you a little bit of my take at the end of it. So, a few days ago, biology put up this tweet called the bit signal. He says, how do you ring the fire alarm on the Internet? How do you show it's not a false alarm? I'm putting up the bit signal. Now, this first version of this tweeter, this first tweet was basically a request for people to share the best charts, graphs, statistics that show effectively how screw the current financial system is, the type of thing that biology argues you wouldn't get from normal mainstream media and he was going to give a $1000 in Bitcoin for the best thousand tweets. He is arguing here that the existing system, the central bankers, et cetera, have hid insolvency from us and they're about to print a huge amount of money in order to save themselves from that. And so Bitcoin is likely to be the recipient, but more than just Bitcoin, it's about the underlying story. So that went up on March 16th. Then the next day, on March 17th, someone says, I'll bet anyone $1 million that the U.S. does not enter hyperinflation. James medlock is a neoliberal guy or whatever, I guess he says social Democrat in the streets, market socialists in the sheets. And so he has this bet on Twitter and biology says I will take that bet. You buy one Bitcoin, I will send 1 million USD odds 40 to one odds as Bitcoin is worth about 26 term is 90 days. Blah, blah, blah, blah, and all the terms and stuff. And this just set the Internet on fire.
The Officer Tatum Show
Hunter Biden Used FBI Mole Named 'One-Eye' to Tip Him Off
"Want to get to a couple of stories that are big stories. Have you guys heard about this? Have you heard about this? Okay. Have tip New York Post. Hunter Biden used an FBI mole named one eye. To tip them off to China. To tip them off to China pro, so I had tipped New York Post. Again, thank you forgot manhunter Biden had an FBI mode named one eye who tipped off his Chinese business partners that they were under investigation. This, according to an Israeli energy expert arrested in Cyprus last month on gun running charges. That's going to be very significant. So hold that in your mind. Gun, running charges, gun running charges. Doctor gal luft was arrested to keep quiet in my opinion, but the House oversight committee with James comer has gotten involved and now they're investigating what is an explosive claim by doctor Gallo. He's a former Israel defense forces lieutenant colonel. He has deep intelligent ties in Washington and Beijing and he says he was arrested to stop him from revealing what he knows about the Biden family and the FBI corruption as well. Details he actually told the DoJ way back in 20 19.
Mike Gallagher Podcast
James Carville: A Trump Administration Vs. A DeSantis Administration
"But carville made the crack, you know, that everything's going well until you get hit in the mouth. You can have a plan until you get hit in the mouth. And basically, Trump is like iron Mike. We've got the carville cut somewhere, guys. Let's play Jim carville. Here's serpent head on TV show somewhere. I don't even know where. I'm sure it was MSNBC or CNN. Here's James carville talking about desantis who has been pretty low key about Donald Trump until recently, and then he's kind of stepped up his criticisms in at least laying out the differences between what a Trump administration would look like versus a desantis administration. Since desantis is getting a little more pointed in his critique of president Trump, that led carville to say this. You know, disaster proves that wisdom of Mike Tyson, everybody got a plan to hit him in the mouth. That guy, he doesn't know whether to wind his rear scratches watch. And he tried to play in the league that he can't play yet. And that's pretty evident. I'm being confused guy and Trump hit him in the mouth and he lost his plan. He just went totally off key. So my hats off to our mic. My hats off to, well, look at that. James carville praising Donald Trump.
The Doug Collins Podcast
Should We Ban TikTok?
"Is not ever going to appear in a with a pitchfork and a tail and a red suit. He never does that. He appears in the, you know, so to speak, the small subtle things that you don't realize. And that's where I guess I'm concerned looking at, and I hope everybody who listens to this podcast, send me information, send me what you think. Because I was just on an interview, James, in which people were asked, do we need to do they believe that the social media platforms such as TikTok is bad for younger people. That's why the question was working. 72% said yes. On the second question after that, they were asked, do you want to ban it? And it was basically middle picture across the board. No clear answers. So that's where I'm looking at this ad. I'm with you. Should we ban TikTok? Maybe, I don't know. It's kind of like, it is a massive revenue stream for people. So that's where I understand people not wanting to do it. But this to me is just a simple issue of parents watching their kids streaming time. That's it. It's as simple as that. When you're an adult, if you want to make bad decisions and you want to do what you want to do, that is up to you. That is fine. If you're concerned that someone is taking your data, don't do it. If you think that's the only way I can get through the day, then do it. Whatever. It's fine. But should your kid be on TikTok 24/7? Probably not.
The Doug Collins Podcast
4 Things to Know Before Speaking to a Congressional Committee
"In Congress, the House energy and commerce committee had a hearing on TikTok, the CEO of TikTok came in. I think I'm gonna speak real quickly to things that you never do for most of you you'll never have to worry about this, but if you ever call them to speak in front of a congressional committee, let me let you have them a couple of things. Number one, do not be arrogant when you go. Number one, number two. Don't think just because you're popular that the members of Congress will really give two rats, okay? They don't. Number three, have some answers that make sense. I mean, somebody needs to prep you beforehand. And then number four, read the room. Nobody in that room was defending you. And you, you know, kept saying, oh, well, we're not controlled by China. Bullcrap. Every one of these companies, you know, have Chinese info. He had to admit to Wahlberg, representative Wahlberg, a good friend of mine. He's had to admit that he couldn't guarantee that Chinese engineers didn't have access to some of the data. He had to admit that. It's just made it folks. Go, you can see all this news wise, but I want the Doug and James take to be on this is how it is social media platform. Get to the point. Now, again, with China, if you were China, wanting to basically have unlimited surveillance on the U.S., could you think of a better way to do it than TikTok?
AP News Radio
Authorities: Suspect fatally shot during rescue of migrants
"A suspect in the kidnapping of several migrant hostages in Houston has been shot and killed. Authorities say the incident began March 18th. Three migrants in a car were stopped in Waller county, Texas, and forced into another vehicle. It's believed their driver called 9-1-1, then came ransom demands and then video showing the hostages alive, but an elderly man was being beaten. The FBI was on the case and there were negotiations underway, says special agent James Smith on KTRK TV. One suspect was shot and killed. And a second suspect was taken into custody. He says two hostages were rescued from a motel in north Houston, but was tight lipped on additional details. I'm Jackie Quinn
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Prepare for Trump
"Washington Post GLP 2024 hopefuls grapple with how to take on Trump. Now they don't. They're waiting. They don't make any decisions yet. They're just going to rate. The one and only I note this is a political note. One of the country's finest political minds Phil Cox has already working for Ron DeSantis and then Jeff Rowe, who was the political agenda Glenn youngkin and to Ted Cruz, has opened a super PAC that's going to support Ron DeSantis. So maybe pay attention to a detail like that.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
What To Know About New Research on Coffee and Heart Risks
"Lots of news ahead. I do have to tell you my favorite two studies of the morning. Of course, we follow the science here at the hue here at show. So I'm going to tell you the two studies that matter to me most. First of all, The Wall Street Journal coffee in your heart, the impact may be different than you'd think. Americans drank 517 million cups of coffee a day in 2022. 66% of Americans surveyed reporting drinking coffee within the past day. These are the Americans upon whom the backbone of the country rust. They are the backbone of the coffee drinkers. And I've linked that over to Hugh Hewitt on Twitter. But the other most important, I mean, I love scientific grants. I think research is important from
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Treasury Secretary Yellen Testifies on Proposed Biden Budget
"This is the exchange, Janet Yellen had on the hill yesterday. It's a good idea why it doesn't make a lot of sense. She's talking with senator John Kennedy of Louisiana before the banking committee cut number 16. The president's budget would increase our debt by $18 trillion. Which is $3 trillion less than it would increase without the proposals in the president's budget. So what the president is saying is these are my words not his. Because of his budget, we're going to have three heart attacks and a stroke instead of four heart attacks in a stroke. Well, I would not grieve that we're going to have three heart attacks in the stroke because we have a very large economy and while the numbers that you cite are very big numbers, the size of our economy is also extremely large. And I think a better metric for assessing what the impact of the budget is on our economy and whether or not it's manageable is real net interest on the real net interest payments that we have to make relative to the size of our economy. And those real net interest payments run throughout the ten years of the budget at around or under 1% of GDP, which is historically normal. So that is increasing the size of the economy is increasing interest rates are moving back toward more normal levels after a period of many years in which their exceptionally low, and yet overall what you see in this budget is real net interest on the debt stabilizing at about 1% of GDP, which is a manageable and historically normal number. So
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"o. james" Discussed on Design Matters with Debbie Millman
"I didn't want it to like color their thoughts about me. I was like, well, what if they saw my stupid little blog and thought, oh, I'm surprised he's doing that. I thought he was going to be doing something more impressive or I'm surprised he's spending time on that. I wonder if he has a day job or is this actually the thing that he's doing is just like writing here? I definitely was like worried about the collective they and what they thought. And looking back now, I'm like, it's kind of silly because if you were to ask me any individual person, you know, like, oh, you're worried about what Sarah thinks. I'd be like, well, no, like she probably isn't, you know, judging me like that. Or are you worried about what Tony is going to say? No, probably not, like he would probably be cool about it. But collectively, I had this image of like, oh, they will not be impressed by it or they will not think it's good enough. I don't feel that way as much anymore. I think I've certainly I'm sure I still fall into that pitfall. But I look back on it now and I hope that I've grown a little bit since then. I think the one thing that helped me get through it and it didn't become an enormous roadblock. Was that I let that fear or that worry that concern be the gas pedal and not the break for my work? So because I was worried about what people were going to think, what I told myself was not, oh, I shouldn't do this or I'm not good enough or I should just quit. What I told myself was not you really got to make sure it's good. You know, like, now let's get to it. Let's start working. And I think that made me put a better effort in, and so the result ended up being great. But I can just as easily imagine a scenario where I tell myself, I don't know what people would think. I'm going to look pretty foolish here. I'm going to feel kind of stupid. And so I'm just not going to attempt it. I'd really try to live this way in my life. I don't think I don't always do it. But I try to not be my own roadblock. I try to let the world tell me no before I actually tell myself no. And there's not a thousand ways to do anything in life, but there's almost always more than one way. And it's actually very rare that you run into a true hard roadblock where you're like, hey, the world just says, sorry, there's nothing else you can do. You can't be persistent anymore. There's no other way to try this. You have to give up. It's actually very rare to get a full stop like that. There's almost always something else you can do. Some other line of attack to try. If you just have the courage to do it. And I think that's something that's changed for me is maybe hopefully I have a little bit more of that creative courage now than I did before. But I'm glad that it didn't stop me early on because I could easily imagine a scenario where that would be true. I think a lot of people are glad that didn't stop you. My last question, James. I read that you might be starting a podcast. Is that true? Maybe the rumors can not be confirmed or denied. I think it'd be cool. And we have lots of episodes that we're working on and trying to feel out and figure out. I don't have a launch date for it. And as I am sure, you can appreciate, as I said earlier in this conversation, when it looks easy for people, it is probably much more work than you were thinking. So I am learning that right now. It is much, much harder to produce something that you're proud of than maybe you would think on the surface, just listening. So I have a lot to learn and but I'm definitely still I'm definitely thinking about it and we're slowly working on it. Excellent, can't wait to hear it. Thank you so much, James,
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"P.m. investments dot com. Come to the time folks welcome back. I'm sitting here with James como, who is a C. S. Lewis expert and a New Yorker. And in fact, you were there the other day when we did our Socrates in the city event with Apollo 16 astronaut. Charlie duke, man. I'm so glad you got to come because let me tell you, that was a magically. There's no other way around it. It was an event in my life to hear he was so matter of fact about these dangerous things. I wonder if it's hard of a quickened. You know, he's just astonishing me. Isn't it? Isn't it? Well, anyway, we're going to get that online so people can watch it. But I have to say, I wanted everyone I knew to be in the room. I said this is going to be one of these moments, but well, you were just talking about C. S. Lewis and what you write about in your book, mystical peril and I don't know that I've ever read this before, but when I read what you wrote, I said, this is very important. You say that C. S. Lewis is a mystic. Yes. In the tradition of the great mystics. Let's name some mystics. Walter Hilton, saint Teresa of Avila. St. John of the cross. A hildegard of bingen. Evelyn underhill, in the 20th.
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Progressive presents forced metaphors about bundling your home auto and other vehicles. And hockey, it's the goalie's job to protect the net. And in life, your net is your home and auto, but also your boat motorcycle RV or ATV. And your goalie is the round the clock protection offered by a Progressive Insurance, while it also the savings you get when you bundle. So in this metaphor, you have two goalies, which is okay because, you know, it's just a metaphor. Boris metaphors presented by progressive bundle and protect today, progressive casual insurance company and affiliates. Not available in all states or situations. Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show with your host Eric the taxes. Folks, have I got a treat for you? Some of you know how much I love C. S. Lewis. And if I had to pick one book, it would be per landra. Not hugely known. He wrote, they often call it the space trilogy. It's really a misnomer, but I think of it as Narnia for adults. It's just genius genius genius level of writing and ideas. It's amazing and the centerpiece is this book called peril andra. We'll be talking about it because I have in the studio, I have James como, who's written a book called mystical, para landra, James como, a dear old friend, many, many years. Welcome to the program. Again. Thank you, Eric. You're tough to sum up. Let's try. Let's try. You've written many, many books. You're a noted authority on C. S. Lewis. And I was trying to remember how we first came across each other. It's literally a 20 something years ago. It is. It is. We had dinner once at rossini's down the block from the church of our savior. I remember. Yeah. Well, I used to live on 38th street on east 38th street. There it is. But I'm just trying to remember how we were connected. Maybe it was through Thomas Howard? Very likely through the late great time. I dedicate my new book. It's called is atheism dead to Tom Howard. Whom I loved, I just have to say he was one of the finest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing another expert on C. S. Lewis and so much else. But it might have been Tom Howard who initially came very likely. He's a great man. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. He met Louis as you probably know. Yes, I know. And we've discussed it. Well, let me just say that you've written many books about C. S. Lewis. You are professor emeritus of rhetoric and public communication at York college and I'm.
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Shoot me now. Just listening to this. Well, we can get through this. We can get at it. Yes, we can problematic. Yes, we can. I want to say to people again, your books, you're writing, you're really just such a terrific writer, often very funny. You use words like carcass, when appropriate, obstreperous, so you're really fun to read and the geography of nowhere is you're talking about something exceedingly important, but usually when people write books about stuff like that, nobody reads them except other academics or people at think tanks or whatever it is. Your books are really readable. And so you did first geography of nowhere. Then home from nowhere was there a third one. There was a third one called the city in mind. Notes on the urban condition. And it was sort of a discussion of a whole bunch of cities that were really very different from each other. Atlanta, Berlin, Mexico City. I don't think it's sold very well. And for no particularly good reason, except book publishers these days have no idea how to market books. Did they ever? But in the days of the system work better, you know, in decades earlier. Now the whole thing's falling apart. It was all over. It really is kind of funny because you I read all three of those books and they really are, they're superb. And I know that people listening to this program will get the geography of nowhere and begin the process because it answers a lot of questions. That's what it did for me. It kind of made me understand like, oh yeah, oh yeah, now we live in like this. Yes. Why was my childhood circumscribed in the way that it was physically? And then you realize, yeah, if my mother can't drive me and my friend's house across the highway, I can't see my friend. I can't ride my bike there, even though it's like, you know, less than three quarters from all away. I can't ride my bike there because we've designed life this way right now. And these ideas are actually important, but you said that what you did had helped launch this thing called the new urbanism. So progress has been made in 30 years along these lines. Yeah, the new urban fabulous work over the last 25 years. They helped a lot of towns and cities reform their codes and their laws for building stuff so that, for example, it wasn't mandatory to supply 7 parking spaces for every business that opened things like that. They built a lot of new towns from the ground up to demonstrate what good urban design was. And they were very successful. But now we're moving into a new era now of what will be understood to be capital scarcity of money is going to disappear because we're going to a break we're going to come back talking about capital scarcity with James Howard kunstler don't go away. Hey folks talking to James Howard kunstler, Jimmy just used the phrase capital scarcity, talk about that. What did you mean? Well, you know, we've been to wash in this thing we call money. And the things that represent it for many decades, you know, we've had some, we've had some problems along the way, like the great financial crisis of 2008 and the previous one of 2000, the dot com crisis. But generally, we've been in an environment where there's a lot of money. And what we're going to discover as we go forward is that a lot of money is going to disappear. And a lot of the things that represent money are going to lose their value. Whether they're stocks or bonds, derivatives of all those things. Now why do you say that? Because I'm not really particularly conversant in this field. Why do you say this? We're entering a kind of double edged era of financial trouble in which we're going to see monetary inflation, which is going to drive up the things drive up the price of ordinary things that we need like food and gasoline and other things. At the same time, there we're going to see an asset deflation of things like stocks and bonds and derivatives losing their value, which will cause money to disappear from the system. Especially when debts are not repaid. And we have driven up so much debt in our system that is not going to be repaid that all of the air is going to go out of it. And it will create a serious problem. Well, and obviously, just on the in terms of the federal debt, it's been Democrats and Republicans both horribly guilty of yeah, there's a consensus across the political spectrum for us that it was, it would serve their purposes to spend as much money as possible and to prompt the Federal Reserve to create as much money as possible. But, you know, they've been dealing with another set of problems that have to do with the distortions and perversities in the banking and financial system and over them with even greater perversities like quantitative easing. And zero interest rate policy. And those things have now created so much trouble in the financial markets that they can barely function. And they're going to stop functioning. And we have mainly destroyed the function of what's called price discovery. Price discovery is what tells you what it's a signal that comes from the market telling you what things are worth, whether it's the price of gold or the price of oil or the price of that stock over there. And that function has been destroyed by Federal Reserve policy. And eventually it will destroy a great deal of what we consider to be money and things that are represented as money. You know, your pretty smart guy. It's not like they say, you're smart, you can do things. You're a lot of fun, but you see things as they are. And this stuff is, it's pretty bleak, but you haven't lost your, it looks to me like a mischievous sense of hope that we will get through this. So when we come back, I want to talk about that. But before that, in the remaining 40 seconds, what are some of the novels, I want to talk about your novels with you? Which novels should we talk about? Well, the most recent ones were the four I wrote after the lung emergency. It was a series called the world made by hand series the first title of the first book was world made by hand. And they were novels all set in the same small town in New England and the same cast of characters who come forward and move into the background with each book. When we come back and we take place after a collapse of the economic system. Oh, you mean ten years from now? We'll be right back. Actually, our two with James Howard kunstler..
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We've got what 40 seconds left. Okay. Final thoughts, young man. Fear. We have to eliminate the fear. And this is the United States of America. We're not like any other society, right? There's an americanism. There's not necessarily a French ism, right? Didn't tocqueville say something about that, that this is a uniquely qualified we're a nation of ideas. It's ideas. It's not an ethnic group. An equality before the law, that's not to say that you and I are equal, literally, physically, but we're equal before the law. And that's a powerful thing. And these are powerful things that we have to preserve. And the only way to preserve it is by exposing what's going on so that we can create that moral consensus that righteous indignation that creates that moral consensus. That's what project veritas does. That's what I'm here to do. Veritas tips at proton mail dot com, be brave do something. I think we'll leave it there. James O'Keefe, God bless you. Thank you. You got 80 feet beautiful one a line. Nice to be making way in a noise bar and have a lot of time to call you. But only midnight to watch I realized oh yeah. All right here we go holy cow Albin. The show I want to say that the conversation that I've been having with James O'Keefe of veritas is a forum. What is it? No. Veritas project. It's one of the most important interviews that I have ever done on this program. So folks, our one aired today, I'm sorry, our one aired Thursday, our two airs Friday, you can watch the video. We filmed it at the TBN studio. The best way for you to get those videos, as I say, is sign up for the newsletter, Eric metaxas dot com. If ever there were a time for you to sign up for the newsletter, now would be it because some of these videos are actually it strikes me very important. And I'm asking for your help in sharing them. So if you just go to Eric my taxes dot com, sign up for the newsletter. These videos will be sent to you, I do really mean it when I say we need your help in sharing this information. Some of this information, the conversation I had the other day with our friend Frank gaffney. Very, very important stuff, very important stuff, and I hope you will share it with anyone you know out there who maybe is losing hope, they're discouraged, that's part of why we do this program to be an encouragement in various ways. But I really do think you can you can help us and you can help your Friends by sharing some of these videos. But this conversation with James O'Keefe, I mean, my goodness. You'll see, I mean, you'll see, what can I tell you? But Eric my taxes dot com center for the newsletter. Also, sorry, go ahead. Yeah, I was just going to say he signed my box of lucky charms. If you want to know what that's all about, if you put in James O'Keefe, lucky charms, you'll see the original video how he got lucky charms to be removed from. I think the Rutgers cafeteria because he said, hey, Irish descent. And do you.
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Not true. What they say. Right. Well, this is heavy stuff. And it's wonderful to have you to talking about this because I think I mentioned that lately I've been speaking a lot of churches, and I'm speaking to people who are ostensibly Christians, they're in a church, and I say to them, do you actually believe what you claim to believe? You believe you're supposed to believe Jesus defeated death on the cross. It's not a metaphor, okay? And by faith in him, you will never die. That's actually true. Now, if you really believe that, you will live totally differently. You will live freely, because you actually don't fear anything. How do they react to that? Well, I don't give them an opportunity to respond when I'm speaking. But the point is that I think people realize, I guess that's true. I claim to believe this. Do I really believe it? So you look at somebody like a bond hoffer, who obviously actually believed it. And who basically said, I'm going to do what is right. I'm going to worry about what God thinks. And I know that if and when they kill me, I don't actually die. I step into real life. He knew that to be true. He didn't say, oh, I hope it's true. He knew it to be true. And unless you know it to be true, when we think of all the martyrs that we admire, we claim to admire them. Well, the way we would really admire them is by living like them. And by saying, I'm going to stand for the truth and whatever happens to me, you know, nobody can really do anything to me. I'm going to live forever. I would argue I do argue, that's the only way actually to live. Otherwise, you're living in fear. And you just said that these people at Twitter and The New York Times, they have power. You know and I know, not that until they step out of line, okay? The demons in hell have power. I agree with that. But at the moment they step out of line, they will be tortured. And so it's kind of like the power is the wrong word, but another way of saying it's limited power is limited power. They only have power if we give it to them. So real quick, personal anecdote, when I was on confined for three years, there were some nights where I was like, why have you forsaken me? I was just kidding myself. Yeah, yeah. And again, it could have been worse, but it's understandable, James. But for me, it was, this is horrible. This is an injustice. Yeah. Oh, it is. That is transcends my situation. And I had to digest that. I had to, I had to process that every day. And it was kind of a thing. Every evening, I was in this little bedroom, and I was, I was processing that. And what I mean to say is that after a while I was given another chance, you know, if you will, call it amusing, this is a metaphor in this context, born again. After I had survived that and survived other things, I went close calls in courtrooms and federal jury trials and lived through all these things. At a very relatively young age, and for me, it was like, maybe this is too strong of a statement, but salts need some describes it as a beneficial calming fluid that pours through you and you just become more patient. And more resilient. And you cease to fear death. You cease to fear the things that all these other people fear. That's not to say that I don't fear death at all. But certainly, it's been shrunk down to a point where, okay, there really isn't much that they can throw at me. And you know what? I didn't break the law. And what happened with the FBI matter, some person sent me a document, we tried to corroborate it. We thought we failed to corroborate. We didn't steal anything. Even if we did, even if they stole it, we'd still have a right to publish it. As long as we didn't participate in the theft of that document, but I have to be willing to go to jail. As falsely accused, an innocent man, I have to be willing to do that. Otherwise, I'd be a hypocrite and a liar and a fraud. Of course, I have to endure that again. And I'm okay with that. And that's where we need to be, unfortunately, in modern times, we need people who have to go through that. And that's just the message I have for people and it's not always a bad thing. It's kind of an honor in some respects..
The Astral Hustle with Cory Allen
"o. james" Discussed on The Astral Hustle with Cory Allen
"Yeah, without a doubt, <Speech_Male> without a <Speech_Male> doubt, if <Speech_Male> I've not <Speech_Male> counting sticks, then <Speech_Male> what <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> am I rushing to get <Speech_Male> back to my phone <Speech_Male> to <Speech_Male> check Instagram <Speech_Male> one more <Speech_Male> time? You <Speech_Male> know, it's like, <Speech_Male> which <Speech_Male> is better mindless <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> stimulation <Speech_Male> or mindful <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> presence. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> yeah, <Speech_Male> you know, there's nothing wrong <Speech_Male> with checking <Speech_Male> your phone. <SpeakerChange> I think that <Speech_Male> <Silence> technology gives us <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> so <Speech_Male> much <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> so much <Speech_Male> capacity <Speech_Male> that we don't have otherwise. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> It's really about <Speech_Male> having the <Speech_Male> right relationship with <Speech_Male> it. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> it's working <Speech_Male> in service to <Speech_Male> us as opposed <Speech_Male> to us <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> just <Speech_Male> mindlessly <Speech_Male> propping up <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> the <Speech_Male> smartphone, <Speech_Male> complex that <Speech_Male> we're kind of all in. <Speech_Male> It's like, <Speech_Male> let's <Speech_Male> have a little more <Speech_Male> balance a little more integration. <Speech_Male> <Silence> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> So we can have <Speech_Male> more of a holistic <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> life and <Silence> then we can <Speech_Male> appreciate <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> everything a <Speech_Male> little bit more including <Speech_Male> the <SpeakerChange> time we spend <Speech_Male> on our phones. <Speech_Male> Totally, <Speech_Male> totally. I don't know if you have <Speech_Male> the same kind <Speech_Male> of undercurrent of issues <Speech_Male> authority that I <Speech_Male> do. But I get the sense <Speech_Music_Male> that you do. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Yeah. One of <Speech_Male> the ways that I think <Speech_Male> about it whenever I find <Speech_Male> myself looking at Instagram <Speech_Male> too much <Speech_Male> is, wait <Speech_Male> a second. Every time <Speech_Male> anyone opens Instagram, <Speech_Male> you're earning Instagram <Speech_Male> money because <Speech_Male> this is what they <Speech_Male> want you to do. <Speech_Male> Yeah, so <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> if you scroll, you're <Speech_Male> going to see an ad, it's going <Speech_Male> to earn the money. So <Speech_Male> to think like, wait, <Speech_Male> you're working for Instagram <Speech_Male> every time you <Speech_Male> open your literally <Speech_Male> employed by <Speech_Male> Instagram. Every time you <Speech_Male> open it and scroll. <Speech_Male> So just think <Speech_Male> of it that way. And it's like, wait, <Speech_Male> what am I doing? <Speech_Male> This is my side <Speech_Male> job. I'm employed <Speech_Male> by churning ads <Speech_Male> for instance, okay, <Speech_Male> let's do that <Speech_Male> twice a <Speech_Male> day or four times a day <Silence> instead of 50 times <Speech_Male> a day. <Speech_Male> That's <Speech_Male> it. I'm done <Speech_Male> making memes. You've <Speech_Male> convinced me. <Speech_Male> I'm retiring. <Speech_Male> This is my announcement. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I'm leaving the <Speech_Male> meme game. <Speech_Male> I'm going to become a <Speech_Male> full time <Speech_Male> I ching <Speech_Male> reader. <Speech_Male> You can hire <Speech_Male> me. <Speech_Male> At <Speech_Male> James McRae itching <Speech_Male> dot com <Speech_Male> and I will <Speech_Male> be doing your <Speech_Male> stick counting <Speech_Male> and itching <Speech_Male> interpretation. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> For <Speech_Male> people all over. <Speech_Male> But you've got to come to <Speech_Male> me in <Speech_Male> my home because I <Speech_Music_Male> will not be <Speech_Male> using the Internet <Speech_Male> to <Speech_Male> receive <Speech_Male> or send messages. <Speech_Male> Thank you very much. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Everyone go to eaching <Speech_Male> our vibrations <Speech_Music_Male> dot com. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Exactly. <Speech_Male> I want to check <Speech_Male> it, but <Speech_Male> go there. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> All <Speech_Male> right, James, hey, man. <Speech_Male> Always good talking <Speech_Male> to you and <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> thanks again for <Speech_Music_Male> coming on the show. <Speech_Music_Male> This was a pleasure <Speech_Music_Male> quarry, as always, <Speech_Music_Male> thanks for having me. <Speech_Music_Male> And yeah, <Speech_Music_Male> talk to you again <SpeakerChange> soon.
"o. james" Discussed on Couples Therapy
"Now Naomi, again, what's happening tomorrow? Something's or even maybe at midnight tonight. What's something going on? My brain, I just I know, I know. There is a show on Netflix called the stand ups and season three is debuting. You're on that. I am. And so is our guest today? Absolutely today's guest you've already heard her dulcet tones. It is Janelle James. Yes. The hilarious Janelle James, you may have seen her on the show black Monday, which she's also written for or on the new ABC show abbot elementary and tomorrow you can see her on the stand up. Here in buzz, I'm hearing buzz about her on Abbott elementary. I'm hearing buzz buzz. I'm hearing Buzz Aldrin. The trades are screaming. Screw name. I was just agreeing with you. They're screaming. Screaming. They're screaming 'cause she's streaming. Now, AMD, can you take it away? Virginia. Well, everyone have a great new years. And roll it. Wait, you know, before we started this, when you're talking about school lunches, did you pay for school lunches when you were growing up? It's the one and off. It was on and off depending on my parents income at the time. If I remember talking about free lunches and stuff like, well, yeah, like he grew up in Pennsylvania where he was like, I had to pay for lunch. And I was like, New York, you don't pay for lunch. No matter where you at. You know, even though the public school private school, you get your food and we got free breakfast as well. Exactly. During the summer breakfast. Yeah, I do remember that. Yep. So no. But I went to private school the first half up until high school and then I think you do pay. Was that in New York? No. No, it's an island. Okay, Virgin Islands. Get your from an island. Yes, yes, yes. I always forget to put island. That's why you like your weed. You're an island time. You're on island time. My experience. I just want to point out that I said nothing. I would like that for the record. A fucking word. I didn't really explain it. I didn't really start smoking for real for real till I was like 30, like when real fucking adult stresses hit me. So I don't think it's the highest, but maybe once I activated. Right, right. Activated the hey mom or whatever. But which one, you're from Saint Thomas? Yes. Yes, right? We're gonna say I don't think we were to say Thomas. I would say, so my friend from Saint Croix, that's as close as I've gotten to. So that's one of the you know I'm not like, let's get a boat to Saint Thomas. You know what I mean? Like I never say Corey is actually the furthest one. So Saint Thomas and St. John are next to each other and say gory is his own thing kind of life. His own lifestyle is the older sister who left early, you know what I mean? And she didn't really get to know her younger siblings till she came back. When did you come to the mainland? When I was 15 and high school. And then we moved to Maryland. I was in Maryland till I was 18. And then I graduated high school and I Pune out of there to New York. So you've been in New York ever since. Okay. Just doing it. But I've always wanted to live in New York. Even when I lived in Holland, I would always tell my mom, I'm going to live in New York. I'm going to work in fashion. I'm going to be really Campbell. I'm going to be a model. I was up that kind of. Wow. I was always focused on it for whatever reason. Probably Madonna's video. Who's that girl? That movie she had. I was obsessed with that. And I just wanted to remember that leather jacket and walk around. Is that the one where she's wearing pearls or is that some other all of Madonna like kind of blurs together? Because when I was a kid, I was a real prude. And I remember she is where I pearl the blood I guess with that. Yes. At my bar mitzvah, I said that the band can not play any Madonna. Because she was too sexual. Yes. Yes, you know. What a nerd. No, no, no. But yeah, yeah, yeah, I was obsessed with New York so. Yeah. Just as soon as I could, I told my mom, I got into I had applied to FIT. So when I graduated project runway was all the rage. And I knew I liked clothes. I don't know, whatever glamour or whatever the fuck I was into them. And I was like, I'm going to move to New York. I'm going to go to fast at school. So I applied to FIT and me and my friend. And she got in. And I did not. And I said, I told my mom, I got in. Totally lied, moved. No. Wait, what money? I had a job. I've been working since I was a kid, but I had all of my jobs when I was in high school. Small form aware. Pretzel time. All of them. And I just, yeah, I've always been like a money person. I've had my little stash. At that time, my little older boyfriend who would give me money and yes, I had a little savings went up, paid a deposit on an apartment. In Harlem and then moved did a whole going away as if I'm going to college, like, a fucking..
"o. james" Discussed on RunPod
"Make sure you don't overdo it and make sure you rest as well rested. Thing amazing brilliant. Thank you so much for that at before. Let you go though you have to do. The run poured quickfire rain. Which will allow you a member of the goods are you. Are you ready to go. Tell ready contenders these contender ready. Okay here we go. Are you ready of trainers. Do you wear to run. I beat us k at. What's your preferred time of day mornings mornings. Okay where's your favorite place to go for women park. That's where i would go. Yeah very nice indeed. And how would you describe an when would you get a runner's high the end yeah is high right at the end so really when of walton and not drink and you just starts when i would get the high. Could you tell me why do you love. Running is the feeling really. It's the the feeding it gives me. I don't really do it to burn calories all work on exercise at the reason. Why run is more just because of the you fauria. That gives me an also about that. Cardiovascular work in the heart and lungs not just the rest of the body had gray answer and james crossley. Thank you so much. You're officially part of the run poor drunk club. So thank you for that and if you are still running at wait till you get into these people late on the pavement now and yeah good. Enjoy your run and james. Thank you so much..
"o. james" Discussed on RunPod
"This is what we're here for at james zero so personal trainer as well. Aren't i mean you've got your own. Jim jim in the garden. It's not like ca-. Jim like a commercial. Jim's gone his jim which i created. Jury lockdown which is actually almost as good as commercial. Jim mcgabe carried away with the equipment. So i've got the strength coach. I was doing with mainly training athlete. Cite ruby players. That kind of thing right. Okay but i mean you knew a fair thing or two about keeping fit and you've done it for long enough so you knew you knew all about it so i think that we've got louis and things that we can ask you along the way that's right but i i do need to talk to you. You ruin fitness because if you start to training when you were twelve it was my understanding that your aim was to gain a stone in weight gain and into muscle around your biceps. Every year is that is that really true so it was really before a new goal setting was and why did i wrote down on a piece of paper or to qualify for junior mister universe at nineteen. Ob miss junior. miss universe. ninety. I wanted to point shanmugam while Basically the same weight as my age in the same is my h from twelve to nineteen. So you know. Fifteen in john. Fifteen stone. Seventeen john seventeen status. So that was mike zico. By the time. I was nineteen thousand nine hundred stone within one thousand nine john but i was quite quite toby about point having that is that when you started on As well yeah so the old. The old kind of methodology of bodybuilding was to bulk up which they do so much. Now see bulk up to seven over your competition wave. And he'd lose all fifteen weeks before the show. While i was doing which is why i go so heavy but yet basically the gladiators there was a magazine. Called bodybuilding monthly Me to johnny weissmuller. They had a picture of may. Because i'd similar axiomatic and that's what the gladiators pre producer soul nine jalisco and they came to see me. Mr burton i'm not selling the ocean. About how dr zoe williams. Who's not daughter. she's pregnant. The movement she walls the gladiators. She came on board not long ago actually and she said that she was really pray for fitness levels but when she was filming at gladiators actually there's no more time to train and so she says all the girls l. all the girls kind of felt that they were getting flabby and getting bigger and all the guys felt that they were getting thinner and lose muscle. Is that true that happened to you. You have a mind. They filmed the whole series. I mean we did a few more shows the nine. Because i was i was kinda down on shows and while i was doing some backstage with them with jack diane. We were doing some light presenting on that but the whole thing is filmed in two weeks. So you know you do two shows a day. This is what people think with every saturday night but we were actually filming shows day than two days off to shows a day two days off the whole series was filmed in under two weeks and eighty last show..
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"o. james" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Percent was like i gotta think about what i'm going to do next and one hundred percent thought i have to. You know i might have to sell my house And figure out. How can conserve the money. That i had made so far to last for the rest of my life. That's crazy. who who's the first person that kind of you remember reached out that starts to make you feel like okay. I might some people have my back. And maybe i'll be okay kayla hoover who most people don't know but they know she's a good friend of some people not good friend of mine has been a lot of my movies. She reached out immediately. But he's a chris pratt reached. She reached out like the night. It was happening but then when i got fired. Chris called me immediately and zoe called me immediately and zoe was crying. And then karen called gary gallon. Call me and she was crying and it really was and then davis tweeting about it. So i talked to immediately. I talked to all of the guardians immediately but it was also like my agents and sylvester stallone. You know sent me a video. My buddy michael rose. I mean it was really just. It really was all the people in my life. That i'm close to and i feel bad every time i say. Oh look at all these famous because there was a lot of non famous people. You know my mom and my dad brothers and my sister. You know my my girlfriend. Jen of course was the most initiate a go through it with me so there were a lot of people and then a lot of people that were not Who i didn't know who were you know you know. Involved the media and stuff strange stuff like that Which we cool. I guess if there's a takeaway message for folks it's good to be kind to other people Because they'll have your back when when you need them Carmine that was. Yeah that was the lesson for me really. This is like me being one hundred percent You know as raw. I can be you know. I had spent my whole life seeking fortune and fame and right. I'm a creative guy. I love making movies and telling stories but there was a part i was part of it. I was using to try to fill a hole in me that didn't feel loved by other people and either because i am some strange place on the spectrum or because of my relationship with my parents or whatever i never was able to experience feeling loved and when that happened I felt like everything in my life had been taken from me at one time but in that moment all the sudden all these people loved me in a moment when i thought my career was over. Yeah and i felt so. I felt loved for the first time in my life and it was an incredibly empowering experience and i went to sleep that night then this is the weirdest part. I thought i lost everything. I want to sleep pretty happy that night. Because i never knew people loved me and i suddenly was able to experience that and that affected everything afterwards. It's fun i mean i and will jump more into like the specifics of suicide scott. But as you're talking about that like unthinking about the film and like these kind of unlovable character certain of which like you find like someone to love them by the end of it. So it's it's it's it's weird. That was resonating as you were writing this when we get to that i. I'm just curious so. Dc comes calling. How does that go down. Do they say like look. We're open to you what we love what you do. Here's our what do you want to do. Because i heard superman talked about the yeah. It's real easy so my managers. Peter saffir exhausted the producer of peter's. Been my since. Nineteen ninety eight. Were very one of my closest friends. He works out at warner brothers in the morning. Toby emmerick comes out and works out in the same jim as he does every morning every morning. Toby emmerich came in starting that monday. After saying james. Gunn superman james. Gunn sue gun. Superman and peter would laugh And then he said but syria. Toby said but seriously whatever james wants to do he can come and do you know. Just tell us what he wants to do. We love him to superman. We love him to do a. Wanna a suicide squad sequel. We love to do that. but you know whatever he wants to do and so with that. I went and i sat down. And i thought about all of the different projects that i was considering. And they weren't actually a warner brothers projects. There was a couple of other things. I was considering as well and so i kind of sat down with these different ideas. Because problem i've had at times in the past is i've committed to a good idea and then found out. I don't really know how to implement it. This was more problem. I had as a writer than as director. But i didn't want to commit myself to doing something for so long. If i didn't really love the story. And i and i started to fall in love with suicide squad and i called up. You know walter hamada. And i said what do i have to keep. I watched the first the last movie for the first time. And i said what do i have to keep from the movie. And what do i not have to keep any said you went to keep anything is that you could change. Everybody could change nobody. We love margot. We'd love it if she was in the movie. But you don't have to keep her. You can do whatever you want. And so from that. Then i did went to start writing the story and it just took off and it was more exciting to me than all the other ideas i was working on and it just became really clear which thing i was most passionate about. How far did you go down. The road of because like wood bat also batman superman the crown jewel like he is like the most iconic superhero independence. I would imagine. There are some temptation some temptation to be like. Oh let me let me see what i can do with that listed. If you like that was unexplored territory. That was interesting for you for. I've talked about it before. But i consider doing crypto movie which i thought would have been really fun so but that shows you where my head that leaves dream answering superheroes dark a superpower dog running around a city destroying it. Well that's from krypton. While superman tries to track them down and get him. That's interesting to me..
Happy Sad Confused
"o. james" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"Prepaying or is humans. Happy sad confused begins today on happy. Second fuse james. Gunn on the suicide squad the future of guardians and much more. Hey guys. i'm josh horowitz. Welcome to another edition of happy. Sad confused we've got a great filmmaker on the podcast today and one that we've been trying to get on for a while i've known james gunn for like a decade talking to him in every capacity except here on the podcast. Somehow this the timing has never worked out. We've talked about doing it for a while. And i'm thrilled. That finally the ships lined up the schedules lined up and we have james gone on happy confused and the the the wait was worthwhile The compensation is great. He is a fantastic a chat with a nerd out with on all things films specifically comic book films and his new one as you probably heard by now. The suicide squad is getting exceptional reactions. Justifiably so i really dug this movie. I've seen it twice. Don't worry this is not a spoiler conversation. Nothing in here Really is not in any of the trailers or anything. There's maybe an illusion to a specific kind of action scene which shot. But i don't think it's a huge spoiler so feel free to go into this you know and not worry just enjoyed the conversation with james who has had quite the journey as a filmmaker. If you don't know the background of james gone like the the the short version is he was a trauma disciple trauma. Obviously that famous. Kind of b movie studio from we'd kaufman Kind of like down and dirty way of making films and kind of really Dark funny twisted a horror action So he came out of that world and then made films like super and slither and seemed to be on one path. One guardians of the galaxy came around and seem to just utilize all of his talents in a way. We didn't even understand. The at the time and obviously guardians of the galaxy became just a phenomenon guardians of the galaxy volume two followed and then things got a little weird a few years back three years. Back james gone lost the guardians volumes. Three gig he was booed by disney and marvel because of past tweets and it seemed like james gunn might be over for a second surly. James gunn thought so and he's really honest in this conversation thinking his career was done Of course his career was not done and thankfully cast members from guardians and others came to his defense disney did the right thing and reinstated him. He is going to be directing guardians. find three. But in the meantime dc came calling wanna brothers came calling and offered him basically the pick of the litter of what he wanted to direct. They want him to direct superman. For god's sakes he said no. I want to do the suicide squad. I know it was just made david errors. Kind of famously. Embattled production came and went. But i wanna do my take on the suicide squad and certainly he has done that and this new one opens this. Friday at star has an amazing ensemble. Webuye idris elba moravian joachim in the list goes on and on everybody's excellent in this in this film So yeah it's been. It's been quite a saga for james. And he gets into all of it in this conversation today. And as i said he's super honest about the the the ups and downs in the downstairs were significant for him and we talk a little bit of course about the future to guardians of the galaxy volume. Three is coming soon. He's been working on the peacemaker show for hbo. Max and we also discussed sort of like his appetite for future comic book films and Where he might be headed next so again so thrilled. James came on the podcast to talk all things. Suicide squad and more.
The Eric Metaxas Show
"o. james" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"And and where did you go to college. And how did you become a mathematician to begin with. I grew up in east tennessee. And i decided near the end of my time in high school. I wanted to be a physicist. So i majored in physics in for undergraduate and i got a degree in physics in two thousand one and then i changed. I did not want to be a physicist anymore effort to classic electricity magnetism which is hard. So i switched gears. Tim mathematics which always also been interested in and i fell out shifted to math crazy. I and i loved it. I loved it. Phd at university of tennessee. And i've always wanted to meet somebody who loved math. And now that i've met you i realize no i don't know it's just so it's so funny. God creates us. At least i see it so differently than the idea that For me you know. As soon as i hit precalculus. I realized this is not. I'm not enjoying this the way i'm enjoying history in english. And how some people just flourishing they love it were overtime. We'll be right. I'm talking to james lindsay from so when you decided you wanted to have an academic who rear in mathematics. Where did you. where did you see that going. This was pure math. Abstract matthews is not real employable. What i saw finishing my phd was at the university of gone through a tremendous political administrative shifted. It wasn't going woke. Or maybe it was but i didn't know it. It was switching to student retention uber alles and so the goal now was keep. The students keep students happy. Keep the students paying. Don't fail anybody. Don't make them feel bad. Whatever they want and when you start to realize that the lunatics are going to be running the asylum real quick. I thought i can't teach honestly like this. I can't teach honestly with a quota where i'm not allowed to fail more than one student or something in math. We're often seventy percent of the class. Might fail this is. It's so extraordinary when things get. The upper hand went when when the when the bottom line the money. The free market says that we're going to. We're going to prioritize this over. This truth goes out the window. Obviously you cannot have standards if once that happens. But you're seeing happen at the university of tennessee in knoxville avenue. All universities. There's a huge arms race. After clinton federally underwrote every single student loan. So all of a sudden they had a infinite pot of money to try to compete for. Because no longer. Was there anything over anybody's head in terms of being able to go to college. They could just funded federally underwritten. Well so it's interesting to me because you're talking about it's just an. It's just an amazing thing that money comes into the picture And all these universities who forgot why they were there to begin with just decide were business says and we're going to go after the money but once you go after the money. Truth is the casualty. Certainly in math. Talking about truth. And stuff. But i i just. It's just so crazy because the things we take for granted that the way a university works so the way you know and the idea that this stuff while nobody's paying attention happens these ideas in there. I have to ask you. I've heard this. I don't know who said it. Maybe was einstein who first popularized the idea that it's fascinating that the universe is can be described through math at the laws of physics can be described via man. Because i'm not a mathematician and i got a one on the ap physics exam. Because i didn't study for five minutes. I don't really understand why people are so fascinated by that. Can you explain why people are fascinated by this idea that there's this thing called math that can describe the way The physical universe works wise. That amazing i don't know you actually you. You ask the wrong guy. I actually feel like you do that. I feel like in fact. This is very controversial in the philosophy of mathematics. I think that math is ultimately. Empirical people were measuring things and they came up with numbers to kick off the marks. Yeah after another and it all came from looking at how numbers work in. The numbers turned into fractions. Fractions can then be extended logically into abstract concepts like real numbers and complex numbers functions. And so but i think it's all good it's roots and very basic axioms truly are self evident and then it's just logic applied to that and logic is right. You know you're christian. Not step on you but john one says that's where it comes from logic is right. What do you mean john one. That's where does john say in john one that In the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god and so if you go back to work as logos logos logic than the logical structure of the world i mean. I don't mean to get the illogical no quite not not my game but it's more funny funding talking about fallow centric criticism. I don't know i can get that regularly. That pretty know. I think that the. I think that logic works. Logic is what logic is because logic works. Logic is the way to take one idea from point eight point be from point to point c. to understand what's going on so when you have axioms mathematics like these are what numbers are. This is how numbers were great. And they actually are self evident descriptions of reality then what flows from that just by applying logic is going to be a very comprehensive description of reality so i don't see the mystery. I've disagreed with most mathematicians on kind of funny. Because i'm with you on that i mean obviously i'm a christian but i've never really understood why. That's so astonishing. Look we may be missing something. But i'm i'm always always opens new ideas man. I mean a lot of mathematicians think mathis squiggle on paper and then they're like. Wow it works in reality. I think that may be it. But it's not they don't think about where it comes from. There's a famous mathematician. Whose name is ian. Something and i can't think of his last name that said that most mathematicians have their philosophically unexamined blend platinum and formalism which means they don't think about. Why math is what math is funding. The job is to do math right. It's it's kind of like richard dawkins Does science but then when he talks about science he sounds like an idiot. At least from what. I've read i mean it's embarrassing. You realize. He's good at science. He's not good at philosophizing about science under different damore of material world but he feels because we live in a world where you know. The enlightenment The new priesthood. Of you know enlightenment thinkers and scientists. They've they've they kind of we act as though they're oracles and and and so we asked them. Please tell me what's the meaning of life when their job is just to do science and so yeah exactly I have you read. I was really because i did. This wrote this book called his atheism dead. I for the first time. Force myself to read some of the stuff by dr atkins or hitchens and i find it unpleasant because i find it very I mean just intellectually tremendously sloppy and. I was really disappointed. I said i know they're better atheist than this but they became so popular. Do you have any views on that. Because it's just a strange phenomenon to me. I mean i guess at it. The thing is that the new atheism movement in its essence shares many things in common with critical theory. It's almost a critical theory of religion and there were reasons why critical theory goes viral. Especially in certain circumstances. It's got hot take flavor to it. It's got that you know. Oh you smashed the person you own them are you know destroyed all capture owing the lives. Yeah it's got that feeling to it but it also taps into this feeling. I think that a lot of people have which is everything. You've always known as wrong everything they've told you is wrong. And so there's a different level of cynicism there like it feels like being redfield and i think catches on for people who you know feel like. Their religion was disconnecting from there. They were seeing use churches or whatever but the the problem is you can criticize all that and you can be absolutely right but then then what then what do you say you know where where are we. Where does it leave us in that..
"o. james" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Legal now. It's secret answer e. I've already called the police. You'll never catch me why we'll follow the trail of shit and mustard jokes on you. That's just more. There's blood moving on tom. I got one for you too all right. Which of the following is the best name for the movie about james hoge junior varsity blues. Run frat boy run or see the picture of dorian gray poupon days so good all right all right. Tom james's caught again impersonating a sports personality. What will the name be. A tale sayers being phony hawk. More or less the owens or you feign bolt task. It's gotta be you feign bolt and the spelling in a guys is. It's it's on us. Yeah fame it's. I'm sorry it's more or less yellen's more or less one's going to get it right but i didn't know you not dumped him. Well here's what. I want very specific. I would like to to write an essay but tom to read it varies. I like that. You're right we'll see what we can do well for tom. No ac- slim eli. I'm heath thank you for hanging out with us today. We'll be back next week. And by then noah slash. Tom combo will be an expert on something else between now and then you can hear tom and see and cognitive dissonance. And you can hear. Eli knowing myself on god off movies. Scathing atheist skeptic rat d-minus and if you'd like to get accepted to our online university we definitely do take very simple her up so donation patriots dot com slash citation pod. That's a bribe. That's what i'm describing when i do that money. And to get in touch with episodes on social media take a look at the show notes. I got citation pod dot com and up down wax our softball team. Good stuff taking your patio coach. Nobody's here or are they here. No you're not no queues sandwich. And i tell you give me a sandwich..
"o. james" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Really specific go ahead is important for the story that princeton tells itself and indeed. The story to princeton tells the world is different when interviewed about who the ideal applicant to princeton. Would be the admissions director. Said huck finn us. Yeah i know. This answer was notable because it revealed at princeton believed at least narrative if not numerically that the ideal candidate for princeton wasn't the clean cut tom sawyer. But rather the ragging yet determined self made man stated so fucking talk fin. They wanted to be the main man. Typical halsell made adult men finn. They wanted to be the institution that accepted the boy who learned about the world floating down the river taking life on its own terms. At least they were selling. Were such about hat. learn about. it's fine it's fine reality. Was that if you actually looked at who they accept it and broke it down. Demographically princeton was admitting a hell of a lot more tom sawyer with trust funds than they were huddled things oh and they also disproportionately favored students from schools and nevada montana and wyoming when they were done filling their legacy spots of course because no shed they could be well assured that those students would be white but would not in fact you by someone from new jersey preferred people who dropped bombs. It wasn't a jew. This is the least surprising part of the story. So by the way you know who else was at princeton in one thousand nine hundred ninety two besides huck fucking fan. Apparently who else was there. Ted cruz where they wanted to prince literally class of ninety two. I just feel like they really need to reread. Huck finn thank you. Thank saying right here. We want crime solving detectives for our law school scout from to kill a mockingbird. She did great right. Who radley better books. James hoge new all of us and so we carefully crafted his new persona alexi. Santana alexi was a self made man from wyoming. He had gone to high school like the fat cat. Kids alexi had grown up living and working on the lazy t ranch in wyoming roaming the thousand miles of open country with his horse. Study enough as sounds like a bunch of made up details in that one sentence there under the stars. Alexi taught himself reading plato by the light of the campfire. Is this real shit. He wrote hours eventually taking up running as a way to pass the time princeton for their part they were primed in every way to believe this story and is bonkers as it. was it. Solve the problem of not having any transcripts james as alexi santana took the sat's and admittedly he scored a fourteen thirty. Wow which is more than high enough to qualify for any school and he sent in his applic- okay but we all cheated on the sat's though right we all did that. No i did not know on either again. Not i also didn't stop confessing to somehow being less likable than you already are. Eli stop you are stopping reporting this to the. Don't you call them so partisan jump at nyu. This is. Why shush princeton jumped all over this application. Everything about the story of alexi santana was everything they need. It here was a student who fit their bullshit story. A student who could act as a token to principles that would allow them to maintain the fiction of their meritocracy. Alexi was swiftly flown to princeton to tour the school and of course meet the running coach. A man named larry. Ellis larry. this is alexi. His dad is a lion and he lives in a war. Anyplace real water. This is him on a horse next to the border okay. Horse should've just done polo polo picture. He yelled marco before. You just do brian going badly. Larry's a little skeptical about the story. Here's some kid from out of nowhere. His father dead is mother. A european artist himself taught not just as an outstanding student with impressive. Sat scores but also self coached as a runner. I mean if this was true this would be one of the most remarkable stories ever told anyone to have a helluva honor and coaching this kid. Okay but self coached as a run. I run around. I'm an auto didactic runner. Nothing now larry. As a senior member of the tracked him to meet with alexi and run with him. Instructing him quote i want you to run his heart as you possibly can every day the entire time. He's here and i want you to come back monday and reports me exactly what you think. Okay coach back. So you know mustard condiment. Alexi could not be beaten reporting back about alexia soon recalled quote. I couldn't crop them. Couldn't really even tire him out. The guys for real and quote impressed by his scores. His story and his running ability brinson accepted alexi santana to its freshman class and offered him extremely generous twenty two thousand dollars scholarship james hogan. Just reinvented himself again. One minor problem soon. After receiving his acceptance letter and scholarship offer james was arrested before inventing the character of alexi santana. James hoge had been working for a time for a bicycle. Builder named dave tash. Dave cash built custom bicycles. When you bought one it was a tash. Tasha's stuff said tash right on it. This will be important. One fine day. Dave arrived at his shop to discover that someone had broken in and stolen about twenty thousand dollars worth of bikes and parts and tools. Since the custom bike market and california was at that time. I guess extremely small and even more competitive dave and the police figure that the robbery had been committed by a rival bike shop owner. Yeah man shady bike shops always trying to paddle stolen goods paddle spelled. It was actually very good. That'll but it wasn't a rival bike shop owner as you might surmise thief was james and he was eventually suspected because he openly use tools. That had the name tash written on the goddamn tools causing someone familiar with the robbery to report him. This led the police to a storage locker. Which when they open it was not only full of all of dave tests shit but also had clearly been someone's home it was james's home i've been inside. He's crazy undecorated. Single guy apartment. I get it okay. It it's decorated. I have chairs for example today. Come with place so it's irrelevant. Whether i have chairs is really decorated. Foles eating as always chair. You could restaurant. There's bag wouldn't say you fold make sense. Wouldn't the word for that stupid doesn't make sense with the locker also contain a bunch of weird shit that made the detective working. The case. curious among the stolen goods and sleeping bag were a series of trophies and dr newspaper clippings all the necessary rudiments. That james have been using to fabricate the backstory for alexi santana and. It was also obvious that james have been using this fake identity apply not just a princeton but also to stanford and brown. The detective will work. The stolen goods case new found the.
"o. james" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Coach. Richardson was unable to mold. These fresh face young men into the running machines that he needed to separate the university of wyoming from the rest of the collegiate pack distance running is actually not best accomplished by men just beginning their foray into adulthood. The peak for a distance runner is the mid to late twenties. It's at this point. That not only has the body matured into its peak physical condition but the mind to has reached a level of maturity and experience that allows it to endure the pain of pushing the body long past sensible and safe levels so trying to train kids to push themselves in these deep almost meditative spaces where they run harder and faster than their bodies. Really should is actually fantastically difficult. Halfway through his first year as coach richardson sold for this problem by importing a collection of world class runners from kenya putting a future olympian. These men all in their mid twenties okay dominated meet after meet as they're older stronger bodies and minds left the young men they competed against including team. May james hoge far behind. He builds a wall to stop the emigrants from coming from kenya. And they jump it like. It's her right over. James who had up until now differentiated himself from his classmates. As star runners since junior high found himself not only losing races but also refusing to give up as classmate after classmates seated the field to the older dominant athletes. James refused to give in. He began training and more and more extreme conditions running in snowy weather along the freeway and construction boots his younger less matured and experienced body began a breakdown. He suffered several injuries none of which sidelined his training when he could no longer stand beating of traditional running he began running into pool. Grunting and struggling against the implacable watery resistance alone and boundlessly determined. Yeah they what you will about people who quit when they obviously should being happier healthier people but they don't get their own citation needed. It has liars. They're not happy. Whatever they are though are they don't win a really happy really happy about that because they quit about a person who should have quit his first year in football anymore. I'll start a band. I'm rudy going. Nyu feeder school. Exactly thing we know about rudy is. He was bad at football and should feel like he wasn't super happy. Whatever still for all of his efforts and by all accounts they were fierce. None of the original track mates including james was able to compete meaningfully again in the program. It was at this point that things began to change. Not just four james but it seems within the next year when a friend visited james that has room and laremy. He notices room full of bike and stereo parts. This is the first sign of a new james james. No less obsessive and peculiar but certainly one whose moral compass began to spin wyatt in nineteen seventy nine. James left the university of wyoming without finishing his studies and moved to texas there. He enrolled in a local community college before transferring to the university of texas austin where he pursued a degree in chemical engineering. He dropped out a few credits shy of earning his degree. He was arrested for the first time at that point possession of stolen goods. Can i help you officer what. This bag is stolen money. Oh that must have gotten caught on my bootstrap. I'm sorry get things at. Would you believe that. I need this sack of gold bars for my track trading. Rich pool right. I mean the muscle memory of drowning muscle memory of being rich. Look at all the money. I have in my hands. And we're gonna flash a couple years here to nineteen eighty-five. James was struggling adrift from his family. Not a terrifically. Socially connected person and bereft of anything substantive to dream about after his failures in college. James decided he needed a fresh start to write his story in new begin. A new chapter so at the age of twenty six. He walked up to the front doors. The palo alto high school and enrolled in that school as seventeen year. Old orphan j. huntsman. Hey you guys do mulligans here at this school. J. huntsman wasn't just a name. The james dreamed of day. Huntsman was a real name at guy had a real birth certificate. Which is how. James able to claim his identity. Problem was in addition to having a birth certificate. The real james huntsman also had a death certificate dated only two days from that of the birth certificate. No matter this was the eighties so the majority of all important records restored on paper and the world was basically nuclear powderkeg improbably operating on the honor system as an experienced twenty six year old athlete. James hoge running and living and attending high school as j. Huntsman was straight crushing just as he was unable to compete with the older more powerful kenyans when he was but a fresh faced teen so to or the high school kids unable to compete with jane. Listen if i did this. I'd still fail soccer player. Crushed by these kids. They start calling leaks. Peewee before we're winning. We couldn't feel decent t-ball team. That's a fair truth. At the stanford invitational cross country meet in one thousand nine thousand five james easily won it clocking the best time by far that race had ever seen twenty one long jump street. It's the plot of that. Despite his record time. High school track star jay. Huntsman didn't approach the judges table to claim his medal trophy. You're wreath of roses or whatever prize you get for being fast for a long time. This unusual refusal to accept awards and attention struck a reporter watching the invitationals rather unlike the typical behavior for high school athletes and so he began to investigate. The mystery orphan showed up to enroll himself in high school one day. Sorry guys take your trophy. But i left my slacks at home. See my dilemma. i just can't see your boehner. Yeah i knew it knew. James cover was quickly blown and he was confronted whereupon quickly admitted his deception and left palo alto high school from there. He was briefly in trouble with the law for check forgery charge. James left california for colorado. Here he claimed to have a doctorate from stanford and that he was a faculty at the university. This line enabled him to secure a position to sports. Training camp in vale as a trainer spending his days working alongside actual professionals and world class athletes including olympian marathoner. Frank shorter to stanford not have a phone number at this point. Checking checking records would have solved a lot of these problems eve for his part. James's training recommendations and behaviors were somewhat unorthodox. James drank and recommended fueling up with a mixture of mustard and perrier during.
Death of a Film Star
"o. james" Discussed on Death of a Film Star
"Is late. December nine hundred fifty. Five jimmy's in his new. La house of white bearskin rug on the floor. The dishes bongos records bullfight posters on the wall. He's still nine twelve bags under his eyes. Girls and boys wasting late for him but it speed thus him again speed that he loves his back at the garbage in hollywood visit. German mechanic their cooled. Roaf catterick isn't the spider ready for a weekend of racing mechanic. Has an idea says this call needs more miles jimmy. You need more seat time. Let's drive a friends there to see them off puts his arm around. Jimmy shoulder says be careful because the bom so the head of grab coffee and donuts and drive. Move driving fast. Always i at offering the afternoon. They stopped by a highway police patrol given a ticket for speeding. They say sorry keep going. They stopped for drinks near bakersfield meets. A couple of other drivers had ignored race boast about how they've been hitting a hundred and fifty miles an hour. The other driver nord says. Be careful of the 'cause turning in front of you the spiders hall to see the color of it. How low it is jimmy. Shrugs pulls on his red wind cheetah races away without putting seatbelt on late afternoon. Now the sun setting low there on route four six six jimmy driving roaf in the passenger seat. The racing of apollo parks accelerating down the long descent. They can't see it but there's another car ahead. A black and yellow ford is driver is a twenty three year. old student. Turns left directly into the path of the spider too late to see it too late for anyone to swerve break. Here's what witnesses the spider smashing head on into the ford wheeling two or three times landing in a gully beyond the hard shoulder who rick. The mechanic has been thrown clear. He's lying crumpled on the road. Broken jaw broken hip broken. Fema the other driver. The student bruises and bloody nose. Jimmy still in the car trapped in the mangled cockpit. His neck is broken both shattered his body crushed. No breath no sign of life. They take them to hospitals together. Jimmy and his mechanic. It's twenty eight miles away. But they know everyone who's seen it knows just before off. Six james dean is pronounced that people talk about a curse afterwards the car the film's mechanic lives but dies in another call crash later. Salma neo from rebel without a cause is stabbed death aged thirty seven natalie. Wood dies in a both accidents at forty three and everyone thinks about jimmy. How he's coughing is kept closed at the.