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Qualcomms incoming CEO on what he really thinks about Apples M1 Macs
"Welcome cristiano. Thanks for joining us on the podcast today. Very happy to be here. Obviously you had some big personal news. You renamed the new. Ceo starting to stummer congrats on that wall. Thank you so much. Incredible privilege for me to be named seal. I'm very honored butter. Yeah we'd love to hear a little bit about What are your first priorities. Going to be as the incoming ceo. Weren't you begin. A lot of people. Ask me this question. Would i like about about this transition. We're doing a qualcomm. This is a story of continuity and it's about keeping qualcomm. You know technology. I company company continue to lead the pace of innovation but having said that We have been doing over the past few years really transforming the company into beyond mobile in oh always had a very strong in mobile business our core business also the licensing business but we started to grow into automotive starting to grow into analog with our ephron sorta grow into the beginning of that so the priorities will be continued to execute on this incredible opportunity. We have ahead of us. Which is five g which is also making telecommunications or communications in general no longer unique to the mobile space but across every other industry and really capitalized on that opportunity. Cristiano to that as you take on this role what are some of the biggest challenges facing qualcomm. Wh what keeps you up at night. The number one challenge we always said in. Our businesses is very unique. We have to reinvent ourselves every year. We have to win the flagship. You know over and over again every year so you know i think all of us qualcomm. It's about making sure hours was focused in driving technology roadmap to become complacent continued to drive the roma ford. And you know right now. If asked me what keeps me up at night right now is supply chain grads as having the semiconductor industry. I think it's the result of a lot of success in general about an acceleration of digital transformation across a number of industries. But this is causing a lot of stress as the supply ching was not prepared to deal with the growth. And but you know we're navigating a very happy to the position we have right now. When is the supply chain issue going to end like. Is this something that gets resolved. Pretty quickly or is it something. That's going to take a long time until like samsung and tsmc. Some of these other companies can build mark factories. No look if will get better at the end of this year we have line of sight and even our scale We're very fortunate very well position. And we have line of sight of this going to get result with entity or but you're correct Part of solving this problem is to a celebrates didn't build out more capacity and that is about building buildings in new clean rooms in new equipment. The way to think about that shara is When depend hits There was an assumption made in general across the industry that that the capacity for semiconductor. You know for if especially if there will be recession given pandemic mike you know was it was good in the reality. What we saw was the opposite the enterprise. Transformation of the home people buy new computers by new printers. New wi fi systems upgrading broadband companies had to connect their assets. So we saw celebration of. I'm not in digital transformation across the board Paper money disappear. That's people started digitize. You know everything payments Even a small business and we always said the mobile has been very resilient five g we said Into very beginning we state our five g numbers even the beginning of the pandemic said. If i've transition is still going it's important. We ended the year the high end so all those things happen for a capacity that was not put in play for growth. And i think we're just seeing you know the effects of of demand in supply. But the manda will catch up with Supply supplier vice versa towards the end of this calendar year one area. I'm really interested to hear about is the pc market You know obviously this is an area that had tons of demands over the past year for laptops and other devices report working from home call comes made a big push in putting your mobile chips in. pc's We saw apple. Come out with. Its m one powered max which proved to be extremely popular How is demand for those m one devices. Impacted your focus on pc chips. Hasn't your computers more and demands like what sort of impact has the m one had on akam pc. This days is one of my favorite topics. Conversations finger for discussion look rented and talk about the specific demand. For 'em one. This is a great opportunity to talk about the trend so the pc was being transformed and we always believe welcome that you know. They'll be conversions between mobile nbc and mobile became the bigger platform. They're more smartphones. Abc's to develop. Our eco-system is driven on the mobile side. And we believe in that convergence. That's where we started. You know several years ago. I think more than four years ago with microsoft on this journey of windows on snapdragon in now recently with starting to see snapdragon on chrome os in chromebooks then the pandemic hits and would have been hit. It change certain things forever. And i am super excited about this because like if you're talking to me from a pc right now. And i'm sure you are you. And roger. b. C became a communicator device. And as people make phone calls they started make a teams called zoom. Zoom became a verb in many languages in c. now is connected became a communicator device. Camera become really important. I'll do a multimedia became important. You doing you take a break. Watch netflix the future. With five g connected disease are going gonna watch Not only video but gonna play stream games with ex cloud an amazon luna luna or google stadia and all of that and then on top of it people. That had a workstation are home. They don't have a workstation to have their laptop but using five on demand computing. You'll get access to any application that you can run on the cloud computing platform of the cloud so the pc's completely transformed in apple switching to a m one with an arm instruction set just validated at transformation. Start moving developer as fast paced. So we're more convinced an ever. Conversions is going to happen b. C's going to be a great opportunity for expansion on snapdragon and it's that's one of the first things i did after being announced to co elect was to do the acquisition of nubia s. We believe there's an opportunity for us to lead into cpu performance as well as we start to think about this complete transitions of pc to associate. So let me let me ask gonna fall on that. Because i think we might have a new but one thought on this question about apple versus talk about the long-term opportunity but were you frustrated by the fact that you have been pushing snapdragon power laptops for a couple years now. That have really gained a lot. Traction while attention than apple comes in with the san juan and one powered mac guy huge buzz postal raving about these things whereas the other snapdragon laptops will ask. We have not really gone. The best to reviews was some frustration. That did you get to go back to your team coverage thick how you do this. I'm just curious your thoughts. On the the the different reactions that though snapdragon lockups had versus those and one. Max no no not at all i. Here's how answer this question roger. We knew that we started this journey. And this journey about a windows for example which is being running on x eighty six. You know Forever when needed to introduce arm extraction sets to windows and we work with microsoft and we knew that we're still building this journey as an example for example In this summer we're gonna now. We're celebrating that you know that next latest update for microsoft windows which announced support a sixty four. Bit emulation on orm in wish starting to see the very first time the enterprise ice laptops. Hp just launch commercial. Enterprise laptop with into snapdragon. So we're at the beginning of the ramp in the way we see the apple lounge. It's a great tailwind. Because what apple did by lounging does not only validated that transition but you know moved developer ecosystem the difficulty that you have when you try to introduce a new instruction set on the pc and this is not new to to apple. I think they've been to those that. That transition twice if you look at their history and then maybe have tried in the past trying to pass the longtime ago with a windows rt and and that really only works. When you're no longer have a second class you know a platform is just the great windows. Experience in every application is gonna run in. You're going to be able to keep everything you had a windows. Any wedded new coming from mobile platform in in. We believe we're now getting to the end of this journey in what what apple did which really help brother ecosystem. Apps apple helps microsoft basically create the resolve within developer system to start doing arm native apps going forward so my answer to a question is super. Please we're super excited invalidates. You know that bats. And i think that's going to happen Not only within. You know the apple wicca system but within windows as well as google and no question when we announced a new via acquisition if you look a press release was incredible as a parade of everybody to mobile nbc segment including microsoft in google in the saint press releasing. This is great. You know so. We're excited about that. Yeah i wanted to dive a little bit more into nubia You know you guys pay. I think one point four billion for this company started by former apple engineers. Basically you know why. Why do you need nubia okay. I'll you know i'll tell you. The story in this has a lot to do with the conversation we just had about. How welcome see some. The industry transitions in how we execute on them. So the story is if you remember back in tweet g. into feature phone days and the blackberry we knew as we brought four g and mobile broadband to the seller space. The will have to become computer. She's gonna have a broadband so you need to have a computer in your hand to make use of the broadband and you're going to have a prosser we're gonna run of have an application and In we knew at that point that you didn't have a high-performance processor for battery powered device we could not get that from the arm roadmap to so so we basically put together a cpu team and we build if you remember. Scorpion was very first. Gigahertz clock. cpu in a battery powered device After that crate in debt drove the absolutely majori of the smartphone platform across. You know that time you know indoor it was growing to other oh s.'s. At the time and clearly it was squawking was the forefront really creating a mobile computing platform with our own. Cpu
The COVID-19 social media infodemic
"Now the covid. Nineteen vaccines are pretty close to mass production in the us it is even more crucial to fight misinformation about them. That battle is going. O k twitter. This week said it will ban its users if they spread covid nineteen vaccine misinformation but only after like five strikes facebook last month said it would remove misleading posts on both facebook and instagram including removing accounts. Youtube has also said it banned covert misinformation but in all these cases enforcement is spotty at best topic for quality assurance where we take a second look at a big tech story. Sara frier is a senior technology reporter for bloomberg she says. These efforts are complicated. By the fact that some social media influencers are finding that vaccine. Hesitancy is a great way to make a little cash. It is not only profitable it is a means of selling products is profitable in terms of boosting a following. Getting people really interested in what you have to say but if you tell people you know. I don't think that you need to social distance. I think we just need to boost our immune systems so don't wear a mask instead. You should buy my proprietary supplements that will boost your immune system or instead i will charge you a limited time offer for what vaccine consultation and these people are not doctors and then we have to think as consumers of that information. Who are we listening to. Are we really thinking critically about what we're being told. And also how much harder does it make this problem. It's one thing to sort of be playing whack a mole with various types of misinformation. But you're talking about creators that have tons of followers that people really are attached if they disappear from these platforms then. There's a lot of backlash there is that i think there's also just a lot of coded language that gets used on youtube facebook's groups instagram wireless community i've seen when we're talking about vaccines especially in one of the big hashtags informed consent. That's not necessarily a controversial thing to say but it's a wink wink dear own research. Don't let anyone tell you what to think. Essentially don't listen to your doctor. A listen to me more than one hundred medical professionals simmons open letter to facebook saying that covid nineteen misinformation is prolonging the pandemic and costing lives. Is there a point at which you know. This is such a big problem for society for even facebook zone employees coming back to work for the economy that it actually does become impossible to ignore. I think we are approaching that point in twenty nine thousand nine hundred say. The world health organization already listed vaccine. Hesitancy is top ten thing on their radar for giant global public health problems like hiv nabala but now cove it has taken this conversation beyond just the normal set of people who think about vaccination is parents of very young children in into the mainstream into adults decision making about our own lives. You know this letter came out. People have been frustrated with the slow pace of enforcement of these policies facebook and instagram particular expanded. The type of disinformation that that the company would take down about a month ago. Have we seen any improvement. We've seen some high profile account removals at some of the biggest names who are spreading most obvious misinformation. Like i said this is now pervasive. It's not just about the group that was you know. Many thousands of members strong that was promoting an anti vaccine gender. It's about the local neighbourhood group where people are sharing tips about what babysitter to hire. But then they're also sharing their opinion on the vaccine in in. That is how this information is spreading now because it has become a little bit more of a mainstream topic of conversation. Everyone's thinking about the vaccine. Everyone's thinking about covid everyone's having these conversations now so. It's not just become something that you see as blatant medical misinformation channels which is what facebook and twitter are working to take down. It has really become something that is part of part of dinner. Table conversation part of Conversations among friend groups sends groups about various
How Ellen Louise Curtis Demorest Changed The U.S Fashion Industry
"Ellen louise. Curtis was born on november fifteenth. Eighteen twenty four in schuylerville new york to henry de curtis electra. Able she was the second of eight children was a farmer and the owner of a men's hat factory family lived a comfortable life made more lively each summer by dramatic influxes of tourists. Each year notable members of society would make their way to nearby. Toga springs ellen. Later wrote that the visitors turned typically dull surroundings into places that present the spectacle of a grand reunion of wealth fashion and beauty out of doors from a young age. Ellen was interested in fashion. after graduating from school. Ellen's father helped her harness her interest into a career via women's shop of her own. The millenary shop was quite successful and after a year. Ellen moved the shop to troy new york. And then to brooklyn in eighteen. Fifty-eight ellen married william jennings demorest a thirty six year old widower with two children. The couple would also have two children of their own a son in eighteen fifty nine and a daughter in eighteen sixty five. The family moved to philadelphia where they ran an emporium. It was there that ellen's career really took off as the story goes ellen and her sister kate or working on a system of dress making when they saw their african american made cutting address pattern out of brown paper ellen was inspired by the idea to create tissue paper patterns of fashionable garments for the home sewer some historians refute that the idea originated with ellen and her maid and instead suggest it was i had by a man who had become ellen's rival ellen's family moved back to new york and began manufacturing patterns. They also opened a women's store on broadway in the fall of eighteen. Sixty ellen and her husband became selling paper patterns and publishing quarterly. Catalog called mirror of ellen. Higher journalist and women's rights advocate jane cunningham croly to work for the publication. The magazine was filled with sewing tips and tricks pictures of accessories. Sheet music poetry and fiction. Each issue included a tissue paper pattern and sewing instructions. The magazine was well timed and circulation. Grew quickly a sewing. Machines were then becoming commonplace in middle class homes the magazine also featured contributors including writers julia. Wardhaugh louisa may alcott and robert louis. Stevenson ellen frequently made strong statements in the magazine and support of women in the workplace. She also took firm stance on domestic abuse prison reform and mental health treatment among other topics as the cadillac business. Thrived ellen and williams brick and mortar store on broadway. Grew to ellen and her sister. Kate adapted foreign styles into patterns and made samples for the store. The store is fashion. Openings became major social events ellen. And william store was also notable for the couple's hiring practices. They hired african. Americans at the store on equal terms as white employees long before integrated workplaces were a norm in eighteen. Seventy six ellen became a founding member of cirrhosis. the first professional women's club in the united states throughout that decade while most businesses were failing ellen and her family continued to do well according to historians up to three million patterns. Were mailed each year but ellen success didn't last forever in the eighteen eighties. Ellen's empire began to decline ellen and william had failed to patent their paper patterns a competitor ebeneezer butterick had done so successfully at first butterick stuck to men's and children's ware but by eighteen sixty seven he'd expanded to women's patterns to ebenezer butterick company remains the center of the paper pattern industry today in eighteen. Eighty five william demerist retired to devote himself to the temperance movement. that year. He ran for lieutenant governor of new york. On the prohibition ticket a decade later in eighteen ninety five he died that same year allen suffered a stroke and was left bedridden. She moved into the hotel renaissance new york where she died of a cerebral hemorrhage on august tenth. Nine eight she was seventy three years old ellen. Louise demerist took her love of fashion and made it accessible. To the everyday woman in revolutionizing the fashion industry she also committed herself to the betterment of opportunities for both white and black women though she failed to patent patterns. Her impact is still apparent today.
Entrepreneur Masha Malka on Her One Minute Coach System
"Joining us show. Is masha malka. Masha is an entrepreneur and she is the founder of the one minute coach system. She's also been on the forbes council for over ten years she's a mother. She teaches on the university level on mindfulness and leadership and she has been coaching clients internationally for over eighteen years. She's developed unique original programs. Such as clarity hats or motion hacks to clarity. Mommy's gonna crack me on that. One and also manifest with russia could go on and on about masha but i think it's time that she shares her journey and advice with you. Masha welcome welcome to win. Worldwide thank you dr wonderful introduction. Thank you so much app. You can finally connected. I know me too. So it's i wanna get the program name correct. It's emotion hacks to clarity Actually it said. The woman had coached the mastering emotions. So it's my book are my second book But yeah. I have a how different broken clarity. So it's all connected x-l-e-a-r dive into all that. I always want to find out though. I you have this one minute system. You've been coaching internationally for over eighteen years. I mentioned in the university where you're teaching mindfulness in leadership. How did you get on this path. What made you choose your career path Well it's one of those stories is false It finds me. I didn't find it Anything does that the best gun impacts where you just allow things fall into place. Which was it initially. Because i wasn't as wise as i am now and that was Really stressing about what i wanna do. Wasn't one of those people who knew exactly or wanted to do in life. I to all kinds of classes actually made the maths enhance. But i ended up being a writer and the coach which has nothing to do as much. And it's just wolf On something that they naturally love doing I always slept learning. And i love to Aspect learning to others so teaching which he did not exist. When there wasn't interested. So when actually i found out the research thing of a completely fell in love with and the as attracting my programs i math. Nationalism eucation. my have a master's degree in higher education. And i'm all about changing educational system by my thing. And so i like to design my courses using my knowledge in accelerated learning techniques. This whole brain learning. And how my. I will actually skull discovery in virginia's and in some the topic of learning how to learn And my first book is based on my experience being a refugee from the soviet union. America and my last book one which the mastering motions. This one It's actually based on my divorce. So is eight goes life and they learn things near research things on how to overcome fears. Obstacles can find it works for me than with my clients and then it just would have
NFL cuts expected to be a ‘massacre,’ ‘bloodbath’ next week
"We are on the fringe. We're nearing free agency. Actually just read a very interesting to tweet about a nfl coach. Saying that next week was gonna be a bloodbath. with the cap situation Do the covid that it's going to be a very interesting year. A lot of people are going to be getting cut prior to free agency to free up room. So we'll see what happens In you know the free agents were talking about might not even be like the big guys you know we end up signing at the end of the day so one big name we have been talking about and you specifically talked about this guy. Quite a bit is joni From new england the patriots are not going to use the franchise on him again. They can't do it. They they're cap situation would allow forward. I believe but with what you end up making the second time around. It really doesn't make any sense to them. As i was listening to boston. Sports radio their day like they were talking about that. Very topic so loonies. He's a big name. being fans. Love is a big often. Attack was out there And they've got to think about bringing their own guys. Back to william jackson in kara lawson entering free agency. So that's a big big names in some big money right there. What what can really afford to do. So that you you hit the list You hit you hit the big players. They're they have of course two big guys. Internally that are scheduled to be free agents in jackson and lawson one of those may end up getting the franchise tag. Probably the non-exclusive. If i had a bad at this point i'd probably say it's carl lawson and and we don't know the exact figures yet but they'll come out soon what the values will be But it's based position and since deandre get paid a little bit more than corners. Speed deanne tag is going to be a little higher. But i think that's a cost of the bengals are willing to take just to avoid the risk of losing carl. Potentially at an already weakened spot you know masterpass russia's spin has been existent Especially last year And i think room on bengals dot com had a couple of comments today from an article today saying they're looking to shore up the pass rush and he didn't mention actually edge rusher cement of course interior pressure which was good to see liu mentioned and we can talk about some interior linemen. Who are going to be on the market that could provide some interior. Pass rush to collapse the pocket if you will but to your question about what. They can't afford i. There is a way for them to structure these contracts with the amount of space that they have available. Of course we don't know what official cap will be just like we don't know what the tag amounts are going to be. We don't really know the final numbers quite yet. We know the cap can't go below one eighty But let's assume it stays right at that floor. I been under the working on the assumption that it's going to creep up to one eighty five rather optimistically but who knows if it gets that high. Is you mentioned kobe. Kobe tope took all essentially all the local revenues that these teams generated and made it two zero for almost all of them. There are some teams based on the cities and state. They were in that allowed some attendance. That really you know. It was a small percentage of what a normal season would be. So they're sitting in a good spot. Relatively speaking in terms of current cap space. There are about thirty seven million once you account for the almost eleven million. They rolled over last year. So at that point if they just stay there. They're they're currently line to be seventh most in cap space and that's a lot to work with in terms just resigning those guys internally and then going out on the market for tuning type of player ariba some more mid tier guys in the bond bell mold last year. You know a more of a modest deal where you get a lot of value in that regard but if they ended up staying put without making cuts and being seventh and cap space that gives them a lot of flexibility. But i think to your earlier point. We are gonna start seeing a lot more cut. We started seeing some today. There were some report. I think gave jackson the right guard for the raiders is not. There's a report that they they're looking to trade their right tackle trent brown. If they can't find a trade partner they'll likely cut him too. So the market's going to be flooded. It's going to be starting to be flooded. It's going to be even more so and on the bengals and they're likely to make some calm cap cuts. They don't need to make them because they have plenty of room. But just the value is not there to keep some of these guys on the books. You know the names. Bobby heart which will save just under five point nine million. Bj phinney will save three and a quarter million with no dead money and then of course geno atkins. We've talked about the gino situation Pretty at length and the question will be whether they released him. Post june one or or designated or releasing prior to june one or designate him or our releasing post you one which adds a little bit more savings to it but if you cut those three guys even if you don't cut gino with a post june one designation that adds about nine million in addition In additional cap space. So if you had that. Nineteen to thirty seven. Obviously naira almost sixty million and fifty six million give or take And that would baltim- in the top five of capital so they have a lot of flexibility to enter the long-term extensions with both their internal free and to go out on the market and signs of sizeable Upgrades hopefully on the offense line and positions that they they really need to
You Only Need to Interview One Person to Fill a Role with Jodi Brandstetter
"How many resumes do you need to see to fill a role. I think this is step further. Do you need to interview free to fill that role. If you get one you are correct. What's wrong with gloria wanting to wait to interview more people before making a decision on the person that was just interviewed the answers everything waiting to interview other people's ridiculously clear beacon that you have a week interview process and not being able to gather enough data and make a decision within twenty four hours. Not only a waste of your time. But the other person's as well comparison shopping is how bad hiring decisions are made. I'm rick driving. Welcome to the higher power radio. Show we help entrepreneurs and business leaders win the right. Hire share insights from top performing rebel entrepreneurs disruptors and industry leaders like our guest today. Jodi brand staedtler she is the chief talent strategist of lean. Effective talent strategist llc. Jody is passionate about talaq position and uses design thinking in creation selection and hiring processes focused on people and business. She is certified through ideally. Oh you in design thinking. Jodi is the ceo and founder of lean effective talent strategies which includes the hiring blueprint talent acquisition consulting firm and talent acquisition evolution it community for recruiting professionals to connect learn and work together. Which is what makes jodi perfect expert for today's topic. Jody welcome to the higher power radio show today. Hi how are you. I'm doing fantastic. How are you living the dream. You stole my life. I loved now one today. We're going to talk about the dangers of comparison shopping when it comes to hiring and then we're going to give you guys a plan of tack to enable quick decision making for each individual that's interviewed not like. Let's just wait and see what else we get type thing. Because i don't know about you. I hate that. I think everybody hates it. Let's start with the issue here. The challenge is that some hiring managers in some entrepreneurs feel like hey look i need to interview a bunch of people before i make a decision. What's wrong with that. There are so many reasons that's wrong one. It just shows lack of confidence in the hiring manager capabilities of hiring a few have that perfect candidate has everything that you want for that role. You should be able to pull the trigger immediately and get that person on your team. Just common sense in my opinion by the way there is no perfect candidate and they're looking for candidates ideal candidate or strong yes. I've seen hiring managers who have literally the person they want and they still can't pull the trigger so it literally pretty much. Is that what you would call product candidate and they still can't pull the trigger until they talked to. I don't know maybe three five more people just in case someone else might be better. Wijesinghe is going to happen. Is you're gonna end up hiring your fourth pick because everybody else is gonna pass on you. Exactly you gotta treat it like a dating scenario. You might go out on a date and that's the interview. You decide after that one two maybe three day. It's like okay. I really liked this person. I want to hang out with you. Pull the trigger. Yeah think about that. You find someone you really like. You want to spend more time with you're to be like I'm going to wait and talk to three other people to see if they might be a better partner. Now you go with that person that you feel comfortable with and you need to continue. That relationship continued the dating now. We're not asking you to marry them. But you're asking to commit to moving forward tub being hired marriage in interviewing and hiring. I think are a little different. But they're still commitment there. And i think they can commit after the process that you just made that person go through because you know it's not just one interview that that person just went through to get to the hiring manager for them to make that decision
Alex Lieberman and Austin Rief Discuss the Origins of Their Company Morning Brew
"Year was quite easy me. Because i didn't have to re- recruit for any jobs. I only take two classes and two other than playing a lot of fi fi. nhl and other video games. I was like. I need to do something to pass the time and keep myself sharp for my job. All right so started helping other students prepare for job interviews and i would always start my mock interviews by asking the question. How do you keep up with the business world and the answer to that question was typically something along the lines of the wall street journal or cnbc etc. And i would dig a little bit deeper. I say why. Do you read these things and the students would say something along the lines of you know. I read it because that's what my parents told me to do. Because it's a prerequisite saying while reading business but it's dense and dry and i don't have enough time in my day to read the journal cover to cover and so at some point i was like this is crazy. These kids are working their asses off to have careers in business yet. They don't have content. That story tells the business world in a fun. And engaging way right and so i started writing a daily newsletter at the time was called market corner. It was a pdf that i'd put together using microsoft word and then exported into a pdf. The logo was bearable in a bullfighting literally. Took it off google. It had the watermark going across and send it out to a serve every day over email. One of the early readers. Was this guy named austin reef and austin revealed me and was like. Hey i have some ideas for how we can make market corner better. Can we chat wow. We met up for a conversation and quickly. I didn't think to myself. Wow this is my co-founder because it wasn't even a business. It was lobby. Yeah i thought to myself is. Everyone is really good at telling me. I'm doing a great job with this thing. Edit is wildly unhelpful. To actually make it better. Austin was the only person that i had spoken to who actually gave constructive feedback on. How market corner could get better. Yeah that's when i knew. It was a complementary brain to mind somebody who thought linearly objectively and so. I brought him on his. Let's call it like a partner at the time and one thing led to another and we ended up launching morning brew together in march of twenty fifteen. I think austin. You're also a student right at of michigan. Both you guys were there right. Yeah so most people initially reading this right university of michigan and you were just alex. You're just writing short newsletter linking bigger articles about the specific topic basically. Yeah it was. It was basically like fifty one hundred fifty word blurbs with link out to the full story and then kind of this other brain food related to business right like investor of the day stock pitch of the day. That's what it wasn't the beginning. And austin you come aboard near like hey you can really do this a lot better. And here's how so. When did you decide. Like how did you get to the point where the two were like. You know what forget about our jobs. Let's jump into this newsletter thing. It wasn't an easy decision. So alex had the job lined up at morgan stanley. I was interning at molson and company. Which is a investment bank in new york city and very quickly. I realized that that wasn't the path for me. And so we wanted to be entrepreneurs we had an idea and so we thought why not give it a chance and we saw growth. We saw this grow from michigan to other big ten schools to ivy league schools to i think the big inflection point is when we soul older people reading. We thought there's something for college students when we realized this could actually be read by anyone. That was a big moment for us when we thought wow. This has potential to be read by tens of thousands but a
Baseless 2020 Conspiracies Complicate Ohio Effort To Buy Voting Machines
"President Trump's effort to overturn a Democratic election failed. But the departure from reality at the heart of that effort persists. Ah, favorite conspiracy theory of the president's allies involved voting machines changing votes. The evidence free claim was disproven in places like Georgia that recounted ballots on paper. But the false tale about Dominion voting machines persists affecting politics in a county in Ohio, Here's Nick Costello of Our member station Wcpo an idea stream Stark County is home to Canton, Ohio. It voted twice for Barack Obama and twice in landslides for Donald Trump. Last December, the bipartisan Stark County Board of Elections voted unanimously to replace its aging voting machines with new ones from Dominion voting systems. Since then, the county's three top elected officials, all of whom are Republican, say they've been getting an earful. The board of Commissioners has received hundreds of communications from concerned citizens. This is Commissioner Bill Smith, speaking at a public hearing about the purchase this response from the public as far exceeded the response any of us have ever received on any topic. Come before our board During this two hour hearing In early February, Smith pushed the board of Elections director to address voters fears that Dominion machines are not secure. They just want to make sure that it's valid counted so You're We're going with the one with the cloud right now. Okay over its head, a clouded not based in fact, but created by Trump and allies such as Rudy Giuliani. At least one conservative group has tried to keep stirring the opposition to start counties Dominion purchase. The county's top elections official is Geoff Matthews. He's also the chairman of the local Republican Party. On top of that he runs the board that tests in certifies voting machines statewide. At the meeting, Matthew's defended Dominion. And the integrity of the 2020 election, refusing to recognize that this election was safe, secure inaccurate can be viewed as nothing less than attacking the peaceful transfer of power. Some of the claims made about Dominion voting systems are beyond absurd and require one to suspend all critical thought. In the weeks since that meeting, the county's commissioners have yet to approve the more than $6 million contract, but a decision could come this month. Neither they nor Matthews responded to interview requests. Election officials here want to replace their machines before the fall. The particular Dominion voting machine that the county board wants to buy is a touch screen with a paper audit trail. It was used in 11 Ohio counties last year, according to the Ohio secretary of state's office. Trump won all of those counties. Postelection audits found the results in nine of those counties to be 100% accurate. The minuscule discrepancies in the other two counties were not attributed to the machines. Our hope is that we continue to have a really honest and open conversation about fax. Versus fiction case. Stimpson is a spokeswoman for Dominion voting Systems. She says the company has been available to answer local officials. Questions, sending a sales rep to meetings were showing up to do the hard work of cutting through disinformation and at the most granular levels in Stark County were also Very much supported by the Ohio secretary of State's office. The other way Dominion is trying to cut through the disinformation is in the courts. The company has filed massive defamation lawsuits against Giuliani and other Trump allies about their false
Do I really need an annual GYN exam? My answer may surprise you.
"Hey ladies, it's so great to be back this week. So quick update on my life. The attic is done. Yes, it looks so cool. I mean, we really took like an old it's G addict with the spider webs and the whole nine the nail is coming through and turned it into living space. It's so exciting. So now I got to find them desk. It's like one challenge after another but I always find new spaces are inspiring new spaces are essentially a big blank piece of paper that we can rewrite and I really truly believe that the energy that you have in the space. Where you sleep where you work where you log Pain where you're with your family really makes a big difference. So I will update you on how the redecorating process is going. And if you have any suggestions God sending my web today's topic is do I need my annual exam or do I need an annual exam or do I need an annual someone to look at my vagina exam in the answer that I give you my totally surprised you now, I want to first put out a big disclaimer. I am not trying to disenfranchise a group of Physicians for whom I have the highest respect for and I certainly am just putting it bluntly not trying to put down my Joanne colleagues for an exam. It's something that's been around forever and ever it's something that's just imprinted in society like you brush your teeth every night. There's good science. You should do that you go to your annual exam every year, but what the heck You actually do at your annual gynecological exam if you are done with childbearing and if you no longer need surgery, those are my two big questions that I want to pose and off today and then we can kind of weave in their you know, what is the difference between having their annual exam with your internist or your family medical doctor who's looking at your chronic illnesses? So that's where I'm going to go ahead and get into today. Now this is a topic that's been on my mind a lot. And this is the place for me to just kind of get my thoughts out there. If you follow me over on Instagram. I'm at hormone. And how long have you guys weigh in on topics or I create poll podcast episodes out of questions, you might ask in a direct message or comments that I might get on a post but this one is just am totally me wanting to just get it all out. There you may know or if you didn't know I used to work as an internist and also had a consultative menopause practice. I need both at the same time. It was thoroughly exhausting now, I do see patients for consultative menopause, but when I do work as an internist, this was after my Women's Health fellowship and close early. I could do pap smears or answer basic GYN questions. So my patients would often ask me do I need to go see my gynecologist or they would say well I don't need off. You to do my GYN exam. I have an annual gynecologist and I have to say this really got me a bit annoyed or angry at the system not in my patients obviously off and certainly there are many reasons that we see doctors once a year. They maybe have become our friends. They may have delivered our children. You know, it's almost like your hairdresser that you can't break up with changing a doctor or telling a doctor you no longer need them can be very emotional so we might go and we clearly know there's nothing that's really going to change from that appointment. But it also really brings to mind that an annual joint exam for someone who specifically is no longer of childbearing age, right? You're not going to get pregnant. You don't need an obstetrician and doesn't need any further surgery. It really really is my general opinion that you don't need to see a gynecologist every year after that. Now what you should have is an internist or Family Doctor Who can a month Sir basic GYN questions and do your pap smear when you need it, which is becoming more infrequent because of the change in cervical cancer screening guidelines and that is a little bit of a mystery hump to get over especially for patients trying to navigate like who's going to look where is confusing and it's not so much that it totally relies on you. Although in this episode. I'm gonna talk about what you can do but it also relies on the medical system. And so I just kind of want to put these ideas out into the world and I tell you what I'm doing again the difference in training between OBGYNs and Internal Medicine doctors are family doctors is that OBGYNs spend a majority of their residency education life obstetrical medicine and surgery
Interview With JC Escudero
"We have jc eskandar today. Who is the owner of j designed pool and spy. He's be builder extraordinary. The orange county area. I believe jaycees at right around metro. La okay yes so. We're excited to talk to handle because we're gonna talk about pre startups today. How you prepare for these startup. Thanks j. c. For coming on today we appreciate it. You're welcome thanks for inviting me appreciate it absolutely. so dave. what are we concerned about with with pre startups. I know this is the topic that is close to your your heart in regards to make your service guys know what's up a service guy. I i really appreciate working with builders who gives more thought to getting off the ground the right way so many times in in my career Get a phone call in the builder. Just said well the bulls ball get over here when you can and yet they're both will adjust the water spout Equipment hasn't been started. And i think really. We need to work closer together. Builders and service people whether the builder does Does it himself. Or whenever he turns it over to a service person it needs to be better coordinated in jc. I know feels very strongly about that but getting off to a good start is critical. The what's going to happen the rest of the light of the bull so what we really wanted to talk about. What jaycee day. He had some great ideas of what needs to be done and coordinated between the builder and the service tech leading up to plaster day. How do we get own ready to start up. It's gone through sometimes years of construction process. At least months the homeowners chomping at the bit to get in get all these people off his property so he can have it back to themselves and this is step one of the process that gets him where he wants to be. Think casey exactly end up. As dave mentioned it's also what the plaster quarries expecting as well because because of it or not. i think it's a three way Not only the builder making sure. He's construction skills and he's determined to lever shell that it's probably i mean perfectly breadth or the blast crew to really work and do an excellent job and at the same time the service technician service company or wherever sticking care that will has the tools and knows exactly how old that transition works The elder is not there or the plaster crew. They usually they're just hired to do that Very few companies nina house last circle because it's just tremendous are loaded work unless it's a blessing company does just that but in general speaking. It's really only you know the transition between those and that's that's the the real in nutshell those three three moving parts that i need to work together day. Yes so how how far in advance of actual plaster day do we start to prepare for the startup. and let's start with. Yeah that's that's a great question in my opinion really starts if it is a near new construction from the excavation and i say they'll sings because a lot of the times either service technician or the blaster crew do not know where the problem is or how. How did we got here into this problem. If they don't understand where that he should came from an a lot of times. The excavation was not supervised properly and they may have you know on not enough room for the steel to go properly or the allegation is off. You're going to have problems. You know Servicing deadpool bull because the blogger will have to put this the the schemer or lines too low to high and all those little details. Sep start to add
Productivity For Entrepreneurs With Kate Erickson
"All right. Let's get going. I'm excited to welcome our guest today. Erickson to the show first and foremost kate. Thank you so much for being here. I'm super excited to be here. Ran and things so much for inviting me absolutely one. The reason i'm excited we get to talk about something that every personal brand entrepreneur out there can relate to which is productivity now at first. That's not the sexiest topic. I'll admit that but it's definitely a game changer. But i'd like to hear from you. You can help set the stage here. Why is something like productivity so important for us. Okay well i think. Productivity is super sexy. That's my jam. But i can totally understand where coming out from like stuff. I end up talking about system. Sign management productivity focused disciplined. They're kind of like a lot of like the entrepreneur game but productivity so critical because when we have a goal when we have a vision when we have a mission like it's so clear to us right and then many entrepreneurs because we're so excited about that vision were so excited about that mission. Were building our brand. We're doing we're being creative like doing all. The things that entrepreneurs are known for the problem is that oftentimes we get caught up working in the business or in the brand versus on it and dot can result in the actions that you're taking every single day. Not actually being in alignment with that vision and not mission. So i like to think of productivity as is working on the right things and oftentimes. Unfortunately we end up in the weeds were busy. Were doing a lot and so usually that makes us feel good. Because we're like. Oh man. I worked for like you know twelve hours today and we wanna brag about it when in reality you could probably be accomplishing more in like four hours. If you are focusing on the right things and to me that's productivity. That's like getting the right things done. That are in alignment with your vision and your mission. They're actually moving you forward to where you wanna go here. Well maybe we can get like specific like what are some like right things and maybe it's different for everybody. But what would you classify as right things versus you know the in the business thinks yeah absolutely so it's definitely going to be different for everyone you know. Everyone's brand and business and podcast and youtube channel and like whatever they have set up is going to be different. But i think the most critical thing to think about and be tracking. When you're wondering like okay. Am i working on the right things like you need to have a measurement you need to understand that the actions you're taking are actually bringing results so if you think about it from roi perspective return on investment and you think of the investment as your time. Usually people talk about roi in terms of like okay. I spent this much money. How much did i get back like. We need to be thinking about that as the investment. Being our time to okay. I spent this much time on this activity. What did i get and you need to start. Having some type of measurement like we talk about smart goals a lot specific measurable attainable relevant and time bound and measurement so important because that measurement is what tells you that you are working on the right things and it alerts you when you're working on the wrong things because you don't see results from it. So let me give you just a random example of this. Like i have received so many clubhouse invites like everyone wants to be on clubhouse right now right i think it sounds like an incredible platform super awesome. I like social media. I love instagram. i'm on facebook for groups. we've got twitter you know. The platforms are endless. Right when i think about the time that i invest in social media. I need to look at what the highest roi for me is and when i relate that to my business and my business goals and where i want my business to go my highest. Roi is on facebook. Why because i'm on facebook to moderate and be an engaged active member in groups those groups i can attribute actual revenue in my business and life along like literally lifelong relationships that i've created from those groups so to me if i'm gonna join clubhouse beyond instagram and beyond facebook. Mb on twitter. And like you know all these other platforms. There's probably so many. Don't even know about if i'm really trying to be on all those platforms honestly like my measurement is sinking my facebook's hi my instagram. I have great engagement. There and i make great relationships on instagram. I only have so much time. So i can't just keep adding adding adding expecting like dot measurement to continue. Going up is only going to start going down when i'm putting myself on platforms. That many times is a distraction. So you just have to keep that measurement and minds like you can't be everywhere you can't do everything so be wise about the things that you are choosing to work on. Make sure that they're equaling some type of roi.
S6 E5 - How do I maximize my VA disability benefits? - burst 1
"Hey just a quick before we get things kicked off here. I do want to let you know that. There is some strong language throughout this episode so listener discretion is advised. If there's five step process but there's indefinite general over overarching rules that she must consider but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at compeer in the wall and analyzing while i'm analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening pay. Everyone welcome to season six episode. Five of we served now. What it on this podcast. I do my very best to answer the questions. That veterans and their families are all ready asking my name is aaron perkins on the host of this show and the founder of courage to fight again an hour parent organization. I'm also the author of resolve. Which is a step by. Step guide for q the veteran to help you rediscover purpose meaning and passion and your post military life. Today's topic when the show is via a disability. What you need to do to submit it and not just what to do with. How do it bright outta appeal it. Should you appeal that well. That work all those things and more in today's show. I had a chance to sit down with a couple of really great guys who have done their homework on this. They do this kind of thing. Every single day. Greg colton and will simmons and we set down and chat or mojos that hour and a half i had to cut out unfortunately a lot of that conversation but the week to that full interview can click on the link in the show notes. And that'll take you to a form review request access to that whole uncut interview. And you could watch that in its entirety video interviewed. Please please take advantage of that. But for now i'm going to get out of the way. Make this intro as short and sweet as possible and let you hear the part of the show. The part of our conversation that i was able to stick into this episode here fleas. Enjoy my conversation with greg. Colton and wilson's check it out. Well i am here today with two honestly powerhouses in this field talking about increasing eight disability benefits. I'm here with gregg golden easy. Us navy veteran. This guy has twenty five twenty five years of sea level experience in financial technology compliance security investigation. All these things he's worked with numerous law firms used his own experience with the va to build something really cool. And i know he's gonna wanna talk about that more on this show but it's very good to have you on the show today greg. I'm also here with will simmons. He's a us army veteran former va founder. And managing attorney at simmons law. And i gotta tell you. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable. Duo to answer veterans questions about va a disability benefits. So i want to just say to both you guys. Welcome to we serve now. What oh thank you very much Very happy to be here with you. you know my own experience of five years in the navy and thinking i came out and was was everything was great. You know always young. And i was happy in that aitken painted matter a whole lot. You know then. I got my late forties and early fifties and realized yeah does kind of hurt a little. Bit so yeah. I'm happy to be here with you and Look forward to the conversation. Will everybody will simmons Absolutely happy to talk to you today. About incentive Something near and dear to my heart. china passion play for me Having gone from ten percent disabled the a lump sum of less than eight hundred bucks and a holy shit. Now what am i gonna digress. My life to one hundred percent permanent total my law degree and my mba so There are programs out there to better your life and puts you in a position to dramatically. Change your life for the better and happy to talk about that too. That awesome awesome. Well let's start our conversation today guys with the transition out of the military. Maybe greg we can start with you. Tell me a bit more about your own transition story what you did right what you wish. You would have known things like that sure. Well you know when. I got out of those one clive in the military. I went through paramedic school in my last year in the military. So i was busy guy for you know. Fourteen sixteen months in the last days in the military. I was also going to civilian paramedic school. So i didn't sleep in as i got out. I worked as a paramedic and did fine. And then i realized that really didn't make a whole heck of a lot of money for all of the responsibilities that i had and that i wanted to do more but i wasn't quite sure how to do. And if i if. I known then what i know now. I would have in fact on to law school however i was a single parent of a two year old and a five year old and i did that for more than fifteen years and i can assure you that. There's nothing fun about going full time college and also trying to get You know to be a good parent and to provide the income necessary and i had that entrepreneurial spirit and i wanted to grow in in and have a big business that that was bringing the wealth i wanted and building it from my retirement and it just There wasn't a lot of of a maps out there. Do this do this do this do this. And through twenty five years of experience. I figured it out and and we've done well and i'm in. I'm thrilled with my past. The navy taught me so much about responsibility and accountability and and those are certainly tenants to be an entrepreneur. No question about it but there was no road map. There was no getting out of the military. Didn't here's your step plans being successful on your own It was it was really hard. So i'm glad to be your health. Talk about that in the journey Will tell us about you and your journey. It was definitely a different Yeah absolutely so i was. How do i even begin this When i joined the military. I joined in forty days. Forty five days before nine. Eleven and I was an architecture student at the time. Indiana national guard kind of do a my weekend. Warriors thing and In after nine. Eleven i i just couldn't physically sit there and design buildings that we're gonna be used to blow people and caused devastation. I wanted to change that. And so i went active duty and went to school and in sadly my entire time in the military was was spent in school one school to the next and in one of those schools. I got banged up. Injured prior to going getting acceptance to west point from enlisted to the academy so i went to west point for two years while i was there. Got my injury that i sustained during active duty. The kid exacerbated to the point that i could no longer sir and unceremoniously. I went home with a ten percent disability. Seven seven hundred eighty bucks or something like that. Night came from west point to sit on my parents. Couch i legitimately want to move. I didn't even know your podcast existed until last week but eyesight. Now what what the heck am i gonna do the rest of my life. I had zero idea. I went from the premier leadership institute in the world to not knowing. I didn't know what the heck did so I decided that applied at schools Just just keep the ball moving and Quickly went to indiana university. Got into the business. School in really just fell in love with entrepreneurship and i let that passion takeover You know my healing process from you. Know both physical and emotional fiercely all of it. I needed to mend myself after coming out of the military. And it's a hell of a won't talk to make that work but Anyway yeah i mean. The transition was man. I don i even describe the transition with it was so unbelievably difficult. It shouldn't need to in needed to be a conversation with a counselor commonality military that said you know. What do you want. do the rest of your life. This is the direction you go and go. Do it can i. It was a lot of soul searching to find. It ought to be honest. But now i've been imagined doing anything else. Couldn't imagine sitting my day any other way when i do and holy shit i get paid for it. I mean oh my god. That's the best. The best thing in the world i completely agree with you will on on that. Come out and you're just in this hot this this song in this hayes in your you have so little direction and even if you had a career counselor to try to talk to you. I don't know if it's just you don't know what you're doing in life because you're so mean you don't stand different concepts yet but man you're just lost wandering out there in and Yeah i grabbed me by accident eck and smack me up a little bit. I do right by sagar i absolutely. I think if there's one thing that i absolutely did right was i I jumped head head on into school and education and building might tool set. Because i wasn't relying solely on the things that i learned in the military to to be jumping off point. I realized i had a heck of a lot of catching up to do. And and that's where the education started for me And obviously i didn't quit. And in fact i found a way to make sure that i didn't have to pay for which was really you know that was. The true transition story was okay. Hang on a second Your bettering yourself. And you're getting somebody else. Pay the bill. This this is something should write a book about Because a lot of that cedeno that hidden. I mean that was one of my biggest struggles was coming out and being twenty five seven a two year old and a five year old that i was literally racing by myself and i was taking eighteen credit hours Getting my degree in biochemistry with minor in english lit. And i you know eighteen credit hours trying to take care to five hundred worked at the same time you know you can get loans and all the rest of it but if you don't have a good nation in what's possible. I had no idea. I was eligible for vote. Rehab you know. When i went i had gi bill and believe it or not. The college never applied the gi bill. I paid for everything out of my own. And even though i was eligible for the gi. Bill is all the time it's really sad is what it comes down to that. We have the capability had had. I recognized what was was there army. And i recognize these benefits. Were there than i could have slowed down and cast in my kids. Now's a roof over their head and not had trying to kill myself to get through it in a short period of time And it would have changed the trajectory of my life. I you know. I watched medical school. Go out the door. Because i couldn't do an internship and be a single parent and i couldn't do medical school and be a single parent. Too young kids had. I had those benefits and recognized that they were available to me. I could have done more. I could've figure things out that's not bad. I mean i. I love where i'm at today but it could have been so much easier. Had i known about all the benefits that are out there. Not just disability. But is as you're talking about. Well the both rehab and the gi bill and things don't get taken advantage of profitable now. I was just gonna say we. We actually just talked about that. I think it was in the last episode about gi bill and how you can leverage it with the Volk rehab well. Vr program now but Leverage that you know those two you know really great benefits to you get further education. Everything i know when i got out You know. I'm sitting in the end of the transition not unit but are transitioning out processing briefings. Right and they're telling us about the va. I knew zero about the. Va except that veterans. Go to the. Va that's really all. I knew about it and they and they told us like. Hey go to the hospital like on post go hospital get your medical records and take him upstairs. Because i had a v. Va office fort hood. They had a. Va office up. Like start for a said okay. Cool and so. I took them and they said okay. Cool we got your medical records like okay to me. It was just another task. I had. I literally had no idea that i was submitting my va. Disability claim audios. Like somebody told me to give you these. I guess this is how i get officially into the va and become a veteran so to speak at someone like your most crucial claim and there you are getting pushed by the system through their said that you're not on purpose fan. That was done on purpose for years and years. And call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever but the truth of the matter is this is mon mon Insurance company pan out benefits and they've got an minimize this as much as far as sharing and you know the the the the hard part was to that by the time i did my first what do you call that first. Compensation exam with the with the doctor or the nurse practitioner. Whatever she was I'm still in tough guy mode. I'm still like yeah. Her s- i'm good. I can you know. I'm sure i can just suck it up for a little while. I didn't realize it's supposed to go there and just be blatantly. Honest like holy crap. This hurts this hurts. This hurts and i can't do this anymore. And i just went. I was like no. This is fine. Do you have anything no. i'm fine. no i'm good. I had no. I d like there was no. There's no plan there's no. There's no one at that point in the transition to to really tell me. Hey this is what you should be doing. This is the level of scrutiny. That they're going to look at your. Va claim with and this is the level of of intensity you need to put to it when you submit it so we can talk about that a little bit like what. What was your guys. Experience with The va disability claims program. I i know with mine drag. Mom i was cormon and i and i was I was one of the supervisors of the ambulance service in and they will. Hospital orlando in the training center training center there and when i sat down out processing with personnel. I still to this day. Remember sitting down at that gray metal desk. And here's somebody that's not much older than me on the other side of the desk in. They're typing out my dvd fourteen. And they're asking me different questions on a checklist and you know how many problems not have any problems you know. Got both of my legs. I got both my arms You know i can hear you talking fine which goes exactly to the point. You're making aaron. And i don't think it was bravado on my side is much as not understanding to transition process and the purpose of the questions being asked as they apply to me in my future not to mention. Let's let's young. Were coming from the military where it's shut the hell up in suck it up. Well it's not only that pervasiveness in the military will absolutely but there's a pervasiveness in the medical side on top of that of we don't go to call unless we are on death's doorstep i had owns and you know i'm i'm urinating blood. I went to the er. I was terrified. I didn't know anything about kidney. Stones about point. I tell you when you look down. Ten o'clock at night and the toilet bowl is you're ready to go to bed. You see bright red blood. You're going to the er right now when they didn't ask me about that as i al processed. I didn't recognize that. The jimmy stones that my kidneys continued to put out than started in the military. Were something that should have been taking care of for in evaluating before on the disability side. And so you know as as a cormon. My knees hurt my back. Hurt dr a are you know my gird. hey dot. Can you write me. Something for this. Ensures tagamet for this there was never any documentation. It was me and my buddy. The doctor who wrote something if i wanted it or b who went to the cabinet and opened up and took out the a hundred older motrin. It took it myself just like i told my fellow shipmates to do or the. You know the marine corps guys that i worked with to do so i mean there was a pervasiveness medicine on top of. What will we say about. The pervasiveness of we have a missions. Do the military. Our mission is to get the dadgum job done. Every single time is not to be standing in sakala. Whine about how this hurts. Don't it well. i'm sorry. I didn't mean now. You know. i think it's for me. I was you know i dealt with something that i deal with. Almost every with almost every veteran client that deal with. It's it's it's a pervasive problem. That every better needs to know you're going to be under compensated for some of your disabilities and you're gonna be overcompensated for some disabilities and when you're coming out of service and you get med boarded for something you know for me. I was hellbent on getting my chest fix chest and backs back rated properly in even though chefs in particular the maximum benefit. I could ever get no matter how hard i tried and no matter what i did was ten percent no matter what so yourself the net absolutely ruined my military career. That is only gonna ever pay me ten percent. I'm sitting. you're banging my head against the wall for at least five years fighting that fight when there was literally nothing i could do. I had to learn the system the right way you gotta do end arounds and connect everything possible to this in order to make sure that your stated appropriately for the actual shit that you're dealing against off that took years to figure out when you don't have somebody holding your hand through the through the that's really true. I mean in my case. I knew the was there that can provides healthcare benefits. But i had a job. I had healthcare benefits. I didn't mean to be a and i correctly and incorrectly depending on how you look at it. I wanted that benefit to be more available my fellow brethren who actually needed it and couldn't make it private healthcare good private healthcare because the. Va does a as much as they get. Beaten up in the news over. they do. Try very hard. You've healthcare Chewed the veterans other. They can't do better but it's not because they're trying to do that. And so i wanted that that benefit of healthcare to be availed more available. My brother and i never looked into. It wasn't until we want to buy a house and property. You're in texas the realtor said. So what's your your disability rating. And which i giggled including talking about and she goes well with your own. You won't have a fun in fee in taxes. You will either of your property taxes reduced or abated completely if you have disability and i said i don't have any disability. I have both my legs and lower. Did she said idiot. I've known you long time. And i know your kidney stone started in service. I know you're back. Problems started from when you were. Emc girl medic in the military in the military. How can you not have this ability rating. And i wasn't out looking for the money. I was making okay money so i never went searching for those benefits and you know that makes that much more difficult woken. Tell you when you're now twenty. Five years ho service. And the g jared processes are really starting to kick in that began in the military to then through this this connection. It would be much easier on him and i if we get the veteran. Who's diagnosed in service with my backers a bit. You know. I have a strain. I have whatever that turns into severe Disabling degenerative disk disease or herniation in those sorts of things. It'd be so much easier if those that are ins new on the way out. I need a copy of my medical records. I need diagnosis in the military. I need imaging. Studies are is cat. Scans whatever to show this. Something started in the military. Because we can tie that together much more easily absolutely and i think with the be. Dd program the benefits Direct delivery program that the provides This new system. I'm helping quite a bit of Servicemembers transition out of the military the contact meteorology and they want help going through their initial claim. You know it's something that You know you can't charge for it's a you know it's a. It's a pro bono thing but the end of the day were taken bets. Soldiers vets who are transitioning out on their first you know their initial claim walking out of the room with a ninety percent. Walk on service. Now we're sitting here fighting on. You know that most important ten percent on the backside to get you to the hundred percent but we're a heck of a lot closer than that thirty percent of the twenty percent that you're getting when you're walking out of there like a hero like you and i are all of us did back at our generation you know there's various services connection is an art. It is not a science. It is an art all day long you. There are ways to stack disabilities on top of each other to maximize your coins. And if you do not know what you are doing you are doing it wrong here. What it takes strength or something. We said to will as a process that that is like everything else that all veterans doing the military. There's a procedure. Here's your procedure. One five and the average veteran doesn't understand it is a legal process. There are statutes. The congress is there are regulations that implement those statues that the va is put out is a legal process and it involves medicine so it's a combination of the legal side in the medical side and the average joe out there doesn't understand the law at that level and doesn't understand medicine at that level to connect all of this stuff together both legally and medically right and so let's dive into the details a little bit of that initial. Va disparity claim you know. Will you talk about it. Being an art and greg you talked about it being a legal proceeding. Is there even a three step. Five step nine step seventeen step process. That veterans can look at and say. Okay here's what i need to do. And here's how. I need to submit that claim. I don't know if there's a five step process but there's definite general over overarching rules that you must consider and And i think most important if i could say This is your kids Number one takeaway take notes Holy shit do. Not shotgun approach your. Va clays do not claim. Every single fingernail do not claim every single to- fungus. It's not gonna get you paid number one and number two. It's going to paint you in a corner so bad no attorney can get you out of just because you have dirty your file. You're talking about non attorneys who are adjudicating legal cases. These people do not practice law. They are practicing what they feel in. Our job is to show what disability looks like as plainly as possible so that we can either capitalize on that person's Motive to assist the veteran or To somehow paint over bad in a file because you absolutely are are leaving a trail of tears when you are claiming a shotgun approach to your to your veterans claims Number step is only claimed things that you are legally entitled to claim so it's going to require a little bit of research on your part to know what you're entitled to but that's that's my claim to everybody number one only clean things that you're entitled Because once you start claiming things that you're not entitled to the most important thing that you can not lose that you just gave away is your a benefit of the doubt that fifty percent and when it's as least as likely as not it's you're full of shit and you're claiming everything under the sun You just lost your fifty percent when it comes to the thing that's going to get you hundred percent. Yeah i think all take off on that in a little bit of of education. The vast majority of raiders as will can tell you are veterans. They want to help their fellow veterans. That's why they get that job. However the vast majority are not attorneys and just like we were talking about procedures few minutes ago. That's what they do. They have a manual called the young twenty one one and it is a procedure manual. They claim they step through the procedures. Won- jews hyperlink year like there for five six hyperlink there is. I wish it was. It's not to say there isn't some feeling in it. I mean there there is they are the trier of fact they get to be the arbitrator in adjudicate the claim but they do get that interpretation on their side in trying to decide. What's right and what's wrong is disconnected is not but it is very procedural. It's they're not looking at line compeer in the law analyzing walleye analyzing the case law even the references to it. They're not opening. No they are now providing a claim. You know it's transitioning to the other point. He made a providing claims that are not shotgun that you're entitled to. What does that mean rethinks. You have a current diagnosis. You have continuity of your condition meaning you. didn't you know. Get a bruise in boot camp. In your thirty years later. Trying to to say i have a problem. You have to be able to document the progression so he is a little bit different than degenerative disk disease that you may have had back pain and service but it didn't really degenerate until a certain point but then it kept getting worse and worse document how it kept getting worse and worse documented in a law whether it's a blood pressure log a headache log of that in law document the continuity of that condition and the third component of that is the next service. How did that. How did service relate to your claim. It didn't have to 'cause it. You could had a car accident while you were stationed florida. That caused an injury service. Puts you in florida. Therefore that disability the you weren't combat got shot and you got that disability but it's still considered service connected because the military had you stationed there so it's not causation. Its relation to. But if you don't have continuity veterans lose every time is you know. Oh i had this. Bigger hangnail. And i had this. This shotgun approach. Yes but that's not a chronic condition. It's a one time edition. Thank you so much will and greg and has been so great heavy on the show. This has been absolutely amazing. we will share some next steps with our audience in the show notes as we don't have time to cover today but this has been so so great guys. I cannot wait to publish this here in just a few days once we get through the very long process. Now because we've been on here for almost an hour and a half. Oh man what get through this very low process of you know post producing this but This has been really great. I know i've learned a lot. No doubt our listeners have learned a lot. Thank you guys so much for coming on the show really really enjoyed having you absolutely are i would not try and in a motor selves doll. But there's more information both in blogs articles that are on our websites on the im l. a. r. dot com their blogs articles about all his unstuffy also webinars that the media von normal basis. That has a lot of money on and join this martin. I'm ask questions where you're to help end. Try and elton's many veterans hand and your minds and you'll get them guys. Make yourselves better absolutely. I wish i wish. I got a website to promote them in the middle of fixing it right now so Sadly i've got a lotta latin or the we're working on that Were growing like crazy. This last year and a half. It's been unbelievable in worth To do a little self promotion where we're entirely. We're all veteran. were were all disabled vets. For all young where he's All worked on the inside. Su know how all the systems work so there we'd and accurately communicate with the that's how we run a different off practice than everybody else who's We what these guys who they're fighting against and there's a alive easier way that i hope you've enjoyed this segment of the interview. Now to listen to the full interview click on the lincoln the show notes fill out that form and we will email that link directly to you again until next time. Thanks for listening. We served now. What is a production of courage to fight again.
Interview With Caroline Gorski Of Rolls Royce
"Caroline I think we're gonna be diving into the topic of logistics today. And i think what people think about applying ai. Logistics are often thinking about tracking where trucks are tracking our inventory levels. But for you folks who've worked on some ai. Applications leveraging nlp for logistics and supply chain purposes obviously rolls royce of massive industrial organization. You have a lot of supply chain needs. Can you go a little bit into what the problem was. What you guys have kinda built to help your cause. They're sure dan absolutely so. Yeah i mean just a little bit of context rolls royce overseas a hundred year old company and as a result we are also company that manufactures highly complex and very high value physical things and as a result. We have a very complicated supply chain structure. We also have certain parts of our supply chain where there are very few companies around the world who can actually make what we need from all supply chain so they're all points in our supply chain weather arrow some quite quite high levels of risk in terms of sourcing strategy. Because we don't have an infinite number of supplies you cannot and on top of that we have or certainly did have a real challenge with the presence of what can really only be described described as incredibly dumb unstructured data across our supply chain so information held in pediatrics information on contracting terms on supply standards or capabilities or even designs on top of that an awful lot of our supply. Chain information is either engineering drawings or it's mathematical notation tabulated information and those are three categories off of data which is very hard for existing kind of simplistic optical character recognition tools to actually extract reliably. So over the last couple of years we've been working to develop a natural language processing computer vision capability that she allows us to extract intelligence from all of those kind of dumb unstructured data sources. So that we can use not intelligence to be much more adaptive much more flexible much more responsive in managing risk across supply chain and clearly given the challenges that we faced in some of our markets globalization being one of them over the last twelve months with the covid nineteen pandemic having that increased capability for managing supply chain risk flexibly being able to understand using machine intelligence to actually understand induce scenario modeling across ask supply chain that has helped to support our business in making very significant financial savings in terms of its response to the pandemic but also broadly in terms of ensuring businesses fit for purpose as we become out to the pandemic in terms of managing complex supply. Chain starches for the future hansard. There's so many ways that this can come into place we we've done a lot of One of the sectors where we do our ai. Opportunity landscape research. Every year is chain. Logistics looking at everything in terms of matching loads two vehicles for for transportation to inventory prediction an and arrival times and whatnot. Nlp in this space is interesting is novel and i can imagine so many ways that it might be leveraged can imagine you reading news and information about your various suppliers. Maybe it's the weather in the area. Maybe it's something about them. Having a bad quarter whatever the case may be and i can see that maybe being factored into what production volumes you think they may be able to do or what arrival times you might be able to expect or i could even say a system that just puts the most important news in front of a human analyst who can put it in broader context. Because of course there's so much context for that dumb data to actually speak to business needs on how specifically is nlp sort of working here. And what's maybe an example of where this is starting to be able to inform our processes inform our prediction. Or whatever it's doing yeah. I you're absolutely spots on that donna. Interestingly some of these cases or those areas that you've just mentioned there are exactly where we want to take capability next cohort of the work that we've been doing for rolls royce as a global entity in the first phase of development of this capability. We have been working with those tricky types of data that exists in manufacturing and engineering supply chain unstructured data sets. So those would let me give you an example much of what we communicate while supplies is communicated through drawings engineering drawings. So these these two d drawings which then need to be rendered into three day geometry's in order to be able to understand way to no debate able to understand how much waste material might be generated from from making components. Nfl which the supplier that component of will reimburse us for of course because they charge us for the bulk weight of the material and then the machine material they reinvest because they resell out secondary market so for us to understand for example you know how much is something away how much we're gonna cost to ship and transport How much rebate should we be guessing from from the waste material. That's been resolved by the supplier on. We need to be able to render a to d draw ring into its three d geometry now most of the during dumped exist in cat they only exist to droids so using a combination of competition and alpay. The nlp helps to extract the numerical information. That geometrical information is written around the drawing and the computer vision helps to manage the actual rendering of the drawing itself. You can actually turn your community station into three d rendering virtually and that of and allows you to couch might understand always questions about white about pricings about costing about justice about waste material might be generated for manufacturing
Drug Approval In The New Normal
"The covid nineteen pandemic has been going on long enough for scientists and lawmakers to begin to reflect on the lessons we have learned robust response to the pandemic from the scientific community has been astonishing and the flexibility shown by regulatory organizations like the fda has also been impressive if we're entering a new era of more dynamic regulatory response to emergencies. How can we ensure the balance of science and law couple that with the growing fields of personalized medicine and rare disease. Emergency use authorization and it becomes even more complicated here to discuss. These issues. is charles river director. Mike template from our scientific advisory services division. Welcome mike thank you so i understand that. The fda processes like any bureaucratic organization contend tend to build up over time. Can you talk about what this means from a scientific perspective sure and he was one of those cases that there are multiple factors. Part of it is because these documents are is so important to the drug development world. They try to be in. You'll all encompassing in certain ways means they can get fairly large are also a case of. You're all a product of our experience. Of course we also try to learn from our experiences most get added in over time and that combination as well as other factors can make them rather large one to encompass a little bit of the what gifts and also to be able to address multiple situations and in those cases they just. They can get large soda. Speak or encompassing and get a little confusing about exactly what they're trying to address and how more important how you apply those to your specific situation using the general for specific questions so i know i mean each drug obviously would have its own inherent dangers or things that you really need to look out for but are there any in this little bit off topic but are there any types of drugs where there's some safety testing that you just don't need to do for whatever reason either. The drug has no way of interacting in that sort of safety way or a variant used a million times before so they know it safe in certain ways and are those accommodated in the regulations. They are accommodated in the regulations. And it is you know we encourage people to read them quite often or we will reference them. It was part of the scientific advisory services group and we have some initial calls with people who have a certain project. They're trying to move forward. We will reference those guidances. We also at least try and remember to say read them and then take a close look at what applies in. Maybe we're things don't apply but it still the responsibility of all of us in the drug development community to undergo and take a rigorous scientific process. What makes sense. Where are the concerns. We all have limited time and limited resources. In only situations and you'll i is sit down and develop the plan and then apply the guidance to the plan as opposed to taking the guidance and then trying to fit your drug or your program into every part of the guidance pull out the parts that are important. Make sure you give them the emphasis. They deserve places where it doesn't make sense scientifically you need to rationalize that if you can't come up with a good reason. It's probably not not realistic that you don't look there but if you can't come up with a good solid rationale it's just as valid to say. Yeah we did not go in depth in here because it's a low probability. We have enough information to confirm that. Let's put our resources where there's more important
NBC's Kristen Welker on Improving Equity in the Newsroom
"Brought up something at that. Leads me to buy next topic. Which is diversity in newsrooms and you talked about one thing. That certainly affects that. Which is it pay journalism. It's rough for a long time. You know we. I definitely experienced for for many years but throughout your career. you know. you've been focused on improving newsroom diversity. And we've got a question from one of our each cure. Stacey her question is how does race inform the way you approach your work and i would also just follow up in and out onto say what do you wanna see. More of in order to improve equity in newsrooms. Well first of all. I think about andrea mitchell when you ask this question one of my mentors and what the newsroom looked like when she was here and how far we've come and i talked to her about this all the time. We have come so far from when you know she was. Maybe only one of two women in the dc bureau and now it is such an incredibly diverse place to work when you compare it to where she started our white house. Unit is mostly women. And that's something that were so incredibly proud of. We have a diversity in terms of race as well throughout all of mbc. And i think that. That's something that our president cesar conde has really put a focus on which makes me really proud to work at nbc. To answer the first part of your question though. Like how do i see myself. And how does race play a role in my journalism. I think that first of all. I mean i am a black woman. So i bring that sense and sensibility. That everything that i do. When i walk into work my goal is the same every day which is to make sure that i'm getting information and asking questions on behalf of the american people to give a voice to people who don't have a microphone who aren't sitting in the front row of the briefing room and so my goal doesn't change. I think that it's probably informed. In some instances by who i am how i grew up in the fact that i'm a black woman so for example and i go back to the talk question that i asked during the debate. A lot of people have asked me about that. How did you come up with that. Why did you ask that honestly. That question just came out of me got assigned the debate and then a couple of days later. I sat down and wrote that question. I read it to my husband. And i read it to my debate team with with whom i worked and you know we worked through it. We went through some different versions at some points. We even tossed it out by the way and i. It was really important to me to ask that question. So i was glad that i did. And i give that just as an example of one of the ways in which anyone could have asked that question. It was important for me to that question. I thought because a it was just within me. It was something that i really felt needed to be asked and i wanted to address the issue of race and equity really from like a different standpoint from the standpoint of the fact that so many families across the country see this moment as a moment of crisis and so. That's why i asked that question in that way. And and i do think that having a diversity of perspectives makes journalism
Hebrew At American Jewish Summer Camps With Sharon Avni, Sarah Bunin Benor, And Jonathan Krasner
"Hi sharon hi sarah. Hi jonathan welcome to the podcast. I'm so excited to be able to talk to you guys about this book. Hi jason i'm sarah buchanan. Nor thanks so much for having us. Hines the sharon me. It's really nice to be a part of this. And i'm jonathan crasner. Thank you guys so much. It's such an interesting book. Such a fascinating topic very specific topic. But it's one more. I think there's a lot of really interesting directions in which we can take it. You know talking about jewish camping talking about jewish languages talking about american jewish life. American jewish culture. Kind of broadly speaking. I think that that it might be really useful to actually start out where the book starts the hebrew spoken at jewish camps in the us. What you call cap. Hebrew english is not the same as vernacular hebrew which is spoken in modern day israel. So do you guys. Have you wanna comment about what this idea means to you. Is this language. And why is it important. In terms of understanding the dynamics of jewish culture jewish education and so on we went into camps and we started to hear and see the hebrew that was being used. We recognized immediately that it wasn't hebrew spoken in israel and that it was really a variety of language that was drawing from lots of different sources this variety however look these cam is really drawing for all sorts of histories and experiences and one of the things that we tried to tune in. The book was to trace these histories of cow. Hebrew found its way into american jewish camping. How it changed over time. Both in relation to the american jewish community was happening in the united states. Obviously with the establishment of state of israel. How the american. Jewish community reacted responded with its own relationship with hebrew and then bringing it into the modern times of what's happening today and so when you look at it across the trajectory we can see that this variety of this language really has a very specific meaning within the camp context in has rich cultural meaning for american cheats. I see cap hebrew in three whiz. I see at first and foremost as an insider language. These is a language that is understandable. Only people that are in the group. It's something that they share in common. It's a community building exercise if you will the creation and the dissemination of this language second is jewish language inspired by and it is definitely located with in a jewish context and third. It's zionist language. The decision to have a heavy iced english as opposed to. Yiddish is english or a latino english. That was a specific decision. It was a very conscious decision that was made early on. If you go back and you look at the early history of these camps and how this language was created the people who were invested in the creation of this language were zionists and they were looking to the project in palestine and inspired by it when they started speaking hebrew it now the listeners might be wondering what we're talking about when we're talking about camp. Henry is english. So i guess i should give an example in some camps you might have just jewish life words like they might say after beer cut. We're going to go straight to own egg. And those are words that you would hear outside of camp. In many jewish communal settings but many camps that are more to the right of the on the continuum of hebrew richness would have sentences that have a lot more hebrew words in them so they might say something like honey theme and module him go to the tach run for a lot era of now that has so many hebrew words that it really wouldn't be comprehensible to somebody who didn't go to a jewish summer camp that has a lot of hebrew words but note that it's still an english sentence in that the grammar and the function words are english right. They wouldn't use a full hebrew sentence at most camps and then even farther to the right on that continuum of hebrew richness. You have camps that do all of their announcements in hebrew and in some cases this is a hebrew that is mostly set phrases so they might just say something like guess share a mirage cadore saul Salim live bait knesset right so that they would be saying the name of a group and the place where they're supposed to go and people listening to that would just have to listen for the name of their group and the police. They're supposed to go. But then some camps have much more complex sentences in hebrew in their announcements and in other camp public language.
Learning from a Failed Tiny House: Moisture, Mold, and Rot with Chris Murphy
"I want to kind of get into the main topic. I which is Kind of what. What has happened with your tiny house. and i was just hoping we can kind of start at the at the at the start of when the problems arose. So how long were you living in your tiny house. Just like happily unaware of anything going wrong. Yeah i mean in terms of the the major issue. We've worked through recently. That's the reason. I'm on this this episode. That started back in the late summer. Early fall we noticed a kind of fungus growing at the corner of our floor and wall by kitchen and we. We tried to kind of kind of came back and we were like well. I think we need to have this address than and you know at this point. We've been living in about for almost three years and once we dug deeper we discovered a much much worse. Problem with the mold and rotten are sub floor. So yeah. I've been with three years at that point when this all kind of started. Okay so you see just noticed this fungus growing and so what did you what did you do. Yes i mean. The first time we saw we we tried to we. We did the kind of diy solution so we kind of cut it off the ground. We abide some mold killing disinfectant solution that we bound when we research thought maybe that was it but within a couple of weeks it was back at that point. We then called ambled mediation cyrus around a nearby. Think from new hampshire. And that's when they came in to look at it. Okay so the what did they do when they when they get there. Yes so he took a look at it and you know he. He recognized that we probably had to tear like remove the kitchen cabinets. Tear up some floorboards and really gap a source of bit spray. Down needed disinfect into the the sub floor and then early backyard. Basically okay so and that and so. That's what you did so you remove the kitchen cabinets. Yeah this was in early november so we had to actually also contractor kind of a a normal kitchen remodeling contractor to do the first and third day we should have been removed the cabinets and after the motor mediation on the second day but the cabinets back in place and re put a few new floorboards back in and ripped up so now your bio says that you live in burlington but but are used. You're not currently living in burlington because currently living in your tiny house right. I am calling in from new york because when that happened and that plan you know started on the on the third day where the second actually win. The mold remediation Specialists to look at it. He he removed a lot. More floorboards thought and the suppler was a little softer than he expected. And he poked around but kind of you know he didn't want to go any further because he thought he got the mold and that's what we're paying him for us. The next day the contractor came in to put back the flooring and he starts poking around and poked right through and he started ripping up and he called me. And i came over from. I was working at a co working. Space in burlington came came by and he was like. I'm not gonna touch us anymore. Because this is bigger than you're paying me and i don't want to charge you for just a rip apart the sub floor and that's what it all started and basically fast forward three days in my wife and i had ripped up the majority of myself floor packed up car and head down to new york in pandemic. We had nowhere else to stay but going home and staying family.
Is $50,000 BTC the Beginning of a Bitcoin Supercycle?
"What's going on guys. It is tuesday february sixteenth. And today we are talking about. You know it fifty thousand dollar bitcoin and specifically whether it's shows that we are in a bitcoin super cycle so i the news after a week or so of threatening the rubicon was breached this morning between seven forty five and eight am eastern time. Bitcoin punched up above fifty thousand. Now it immediately met cell wall and had a six hundred dollar candle down in is at the time of recording closer to forty nine thousand but to me that technical response is far less significant than these psychological barrier of a fifty thousand dollar being breached so today's special early breakdown is all about that. I reached out to followers this morning. Asking what topics you all thought were important for a fifty k. Show i also popped into a couple of different clubhouse chats to see what people were focused on and overwhelmingly across both of those mediums. The thing that people wanted to talk about is whether this is another indicator that we're in a bitcoin super cycle. I'm going to discuss this. It's going to be the main focus of the show. What the idea of a super cycle is where it came from what it might mean and some different ways to look at it but first let's blast through a few of the other topics folks wanted to disgust. Let's try to start with something that if not negative is sort of dismissive to be honest. It's kind of hard to find those bitcoin stomping face but here we are peter. Brant tweeted fifty. Thousand is a nice round number. That means absolutely nothing. Technically trying to sound smart just sound smart helps to define dumbness now. Let's contextualized. Peter is speaking to a trading audience and that trader audience are not supposed to in their own estimation get emotionally invested in an asset or let narrative shape. What they do. So let's give peter the benefit of the doubt and assume that that's who he's talking to however if he is truly arguing that technicals are all that matter about an asset. The easy rejoinder is that markets are by their very definition a constant give and take between narratives and technicals and frankly narratives tend to reshape the bounds that frame the upside and downside potential of those technical indicators either way for the sake of completeness i wanted to include something sort of negative but i think we can move on next. Let's discuss michael sailor. Just doing michael sailor things about five minutes before fifty thousand was breached. Sailor dropped a new press release from micro strategy long story. Short micro strategy is offering another six hundred million in debt and all the words of the press. Release our legalese. Except for this. Little line micro strategy intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to acquire additional bitcoins. Pomp summed it up perfectly when he tweeted. Michael sailor is carrying out one of the highest conviction investment thesis we've ever seen in public markets. Incredible to watch okay next. People are wondering how this happened. Or why will. I think the wise a little obvious. We saw an insane amount of positive news last week. Tesla b. and y. Mellon mastercard twitter. Deutsche bank morgan stanley. Every show for the last week has been about some type of crazy positive news. If you've been listening it's hard for that amount of positive news to not have an impact in other words. The specifics of win this fifty thousand dollar price was going to happen. Are for those technicals. That i was mentioning above to figure out but the overall momentum has clearly been in this direction. This actually gets me to another point. I was trying to articulate on twitter. We have this linear time bias. That when things happen quickly we tend to feel like that the thing that was before the you're comfortable with was the correct thing versus the new thing and the new change. That happened really fast. In other words. Bitcoin was between ten thousand. And fifteen thousand for a really long time so fifty thousand seems overvalued but what if instead based on what we now know. Bitcoin was in fact radically undervalued for that. Same ferry long time.
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"But almost harder like I just did it last night for the first time and I couldn't beat it my brother and I are playing Cuz it's a good two player thing and I was like a hundred and four and he was like ninety-eight or ninety-nine and I'm like, oh should we do the month? We try to like level you up a little bit before we do this other thing cuz it's you know, it's you need to be ninety. It's recommended like a hundred and he's like that was two levels really matter and like women like Destiny. Yes. Yes. Are you crazy Jesus? And so we spent like four hours on a last night couldn't beat it got to like probably the last two minutes off and died and it's just so like it's like frustrating but we're like right there and it resets every week. So it's like a really if you're a fan of the game. It's a really cool. Like robust Co-op thing. They added totally free doesn't cost anything. I was like damn dude, they sucker-punched nailed it with this games games amazing. Yeah, it's really good. It's not obvious, but also dead. I recently was out yesterday was yesterday. Oh my God time flies. It was for now. Yeah Matt was there Michael was there? Let's not let's not go crazy. Cuz I thought and jump man. It was a video and I really enjoy doing it a lot. But I I hate my parents. I can't play off like I one day but it was Lindsay may it may have been the longest games of worms. We've ever played. I don't know that for a fact. Yeah, but it but it was a long. Yeah. It was like almost 50 minutes 45 for a single game. We were like half way through it and we were would you talk about the video in general and and lower go I was like, so let's play a rouletsplay. I honestly don't remember it was just a regular. Let's play and Gavin goes we might have to do a lightning round and the game ended we were like, yeah, that's it. That's. Yep. That's all we can't crazy. It was crazy how long it went. Did I felt like I didn't even know how to play anymore in that one. It was it was crazy. It's been a while so much stuff happened in Iraq. It's always a learning curve beforehand didn't help fuk. I left my desk at one point in the video because it was like, I just need to step away from this girl that I built last Thursday. Thank you. Thank you. Okay. I just want to make that clear. Yes doctor J. Thank you. Remember this October 22nd off now, but all the other games that we play. I like to believe I've been getting better at please. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this warm spanned the one game I think because we we do it so infrequently now, but like when we come back, we don't remember how to play. Well it was and this one was different because we we played on PC because God Waking couldn't get the Xbox to have it's like bam. Yeah, he has never been able to get the lobbies. I'd say this though. It worked like that. It was good at work. Even on Xbox without Gavin you cut him out of the equation. It's always you gotta finagle it. You know, it's like well I got in but this person can't get in. It's like 30 minutes BC. It was like poop just loaded right up the problem that I have wage and I didn't know until we started like the buttons were different on PC than Xbox, you know, they go but usually the same controller, how do I exit jump? Yep..
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"Yeah. I was I don't care most because like Yeah, I wanted to be sure, you know the best possible thing it can be but also not I just don't time that day that was coming out anyway, right? I'm not nineteen anymore, and I just have nothing to live for except new games coming. Out so like, you know, I played Odyssey earlier this year and I was like, I gotta play Odyssey before Mahalo. So I 2077 it's going to come out. I'm like am finally out cool you get to it. I'm still playing Fallout fucking for it was five years old. You're so my first cyberpunk we have cyberpunk until it's like all patched up in like clean and everything. That's that's where I'll go after it. I know I'm not saying I need it now purely I only have personal investments into this and let's be real. I'm going to play Animal Crossing Forever Until router quarantine. I will be on my eyelids droop wage where you can find me. That's true. It's a go to the Halloween pack. Yeah, it's Gotta Be The Avengers in Avengers yet. Yeah. I've I start so many things I get to a point where I'm like, okay, this will be I'll keep going in like a week. I'll be done and then something else comes out and I'm just stuck. I try to just I try to stick. Like with something at this point, it's all I can do because I do that and I play this and that and then whatever has anybody played ghost of tsushima know I'm going to like it's like download it and it's phenomena even but they just released a huge deal see for it. That's two and then at separate thing is like four player co-op. I've been playing the hell out of that and last like two weeks and it's free. It's like a huge like It's very similar to Destiny's it's not large like that. But it's like a unique two-player campaign. There's like nine missions you can do in each mission is like three stages and then you can play it on like bronze silver or gold and it works just like Destiny where you get items and the items have levels and then your average of the item levels equal your main character. Well, there's you have a character level but that's really only related to like techniques you unlock like abilities. Then you have a key, which is essentially like your light level and I do I've been so addicted to it. I've been playing the crap out of that and finally like I got high enough the max at this point is a hundred and ten thousand you need to be at least ninety where they have like a weekly challenge, which is essentially like the weekly Nightfall.
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"Let me get up every single game and it's they rework even order. It's like no no this one we're going to go back in between these two games. But then the next one's going to come up with like just like you today was so it's dude Kudos that people who make those or like, how am I going to go to did it and I can't understand what you're saying like a piece of even though that makes at least like a little bit more sense like it's easier to kind of grasp but this is like, oh, yeah when when people get their heart taken the Heartless Take the heart and they become that then when they die, I both of them they come back to normal mailer membrane find another video. But if you sat down like do you think you could do a full video like mad Bragg explains Kingdom Hearts go off? What if we did that for Life program and things like that? I don't know if you have enough time. Do you happen to know if it's a long it'd be a long video and what would all screen when we hit it off. Really gol gol mat man has to tell a story waste of time. Yeah. So here's here's the whole thing. I've detailed it off. Yeah. Yeah, we'd have to do a thing where like man explains kingdom heart but like every time you say heartless or nobody you have to drink yes drunk man came back on. Shari, but like a drink you would be yours in yeah dad cuz like how we need is like literally mad the heartless and the nobody's to make an army so that he can I don't know State Senate of hard one. No, no, I'm thinking it's saying sorry nobody and some Secret Of Darkness is the heart and Xander it is the whole of what two of them which is just a bunch of words here from game. I want to add to the confusion there like this guy's ansam and you're like God Is the bad guy that added a second game comes out and there's this character named is and he goes, I'm Aunt some like what and like yeah that other guy named Anthem that say in or he was just pretending to be me people pretending to be other people. He was saying it's heartless and then it's still in three goes by Anthem Secret Of Darkness like but it's not him. It's not going off like, oh you're not that old but but I am receiving this we're going to set a stretch goal to explain Kingdom Hearts and if we'll set another one where if we get even more will have mad explain each individual game like right go in and I was going to debate over in the bakery Michael. I think that should be the two of you mean that explaining it to yell about it. And and what I like to do is man explained stuff like this and he does it with Zelda and then I yell at Matt and I demand answers like like he made it up and he's really just translating what the creators did but I go home. You do this. Why did you make this like this incredible? I like it. Each of us too in the group. Like who I mean, I think Michael hit the nail on the head with Jack and I was thinking it as you said like all the pieces of Eden in Assassin's Creed and like I think Jack could do that with that video like Jack could sit down and talk about each piece of Eden and what it means or how it got into the game..
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"You're not puppets that actors interact with and so seeing like them holding Gizmo and like seeing the physical Gremlins like, oh my gosh, that's good when he picks up the Gizmo imposter inside his apartment. I called him goozmo. It's one of the most absurd things I've ever seen where it's just like vibrating in his hand and just totally pulsating. It's you don't have to see the movie to even grasp it but it's like something just just like just going you're looking at going like he's holding that like, it's it looks crazy. Not only that but he's probably the one doing that he's probably shake his hand or something and he's doing part of it. But like certainly they were like, you know off electric motor too and like 2 seconds. Like. Yeah, you get those when it's clearly like a puppet and someone's going. Oh, it's like, you know just wage. After shaking it, but you know like early nineties. That's that's gotta be other ones. Yeah, right. What's up, man? That's the one that the scene he's talking about. Not got Gizmo Gadget. Yeah change his eyes are like independent of each other two. I most like no idea what Jeremy was laughing at for a second. So what happened? Oh, it's crazy. Also, it's in top of the some dude with like a remote like control animatronic returning to 11. Well just the time period in which this came out to talk about practical effects. It's like as an actor you're being handed this thing and they're like, okay. This is like expensive as shit with no break it. Okay go fun. You're like, yeah, so that movie was so wet. Yeah, it was July me and slime and get you everywhere and especially the movie and it was just it was a movie where like admittedly I haven't seen Gremlins the first one in quite a while, but I know in my head it was dead. This was the story of Gremlins. And this is the thing that happened and then Gremlins 2 is just like off the chain but watching.
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"Doing auctions this year. So instead of doing the raffle style things where you donate specific amounts, we're going to have some auctions up in the in the on eBay where you can actually buy some really cool stuff and all the proceeds from that will go toward the next relief donation. So, yeah, so anyway more information on that coming soon more information on everything but set your calendar, November 7th through 14th extra life week. Thank you very much. See there. I want the kids goddamn and Michael's gotta go. No, I'm already there. Oh my God, that's what happened was what happened last time? I was just showing you guys movie Magic. Oh, yeah. They are a little extra life. I want to buy a gig. Can we take him out and post know? Well, yeah. I mean, I took myself out off and in present present question for the group real quick just cuz it's not posters and I love them. They're amazing. Those extra like posters are awesome. I totally want the whole set to they're also smaller to they're they're they're like a t e Twenty-four so I don't have the exact dimensions here. I'm just going to find it. Okay, like someone was asking it's not the big 24 by 36 that you've seen in the past there. There's a smaller versions of it. Now that's still a sizeable post or two. But there's also that it's easy to frame like they make that default size frame so it's not not. Let me see if I can find the size exactly. I I am a night mode person. I prefer night mode over a day mode in the sense that when I thought something tonight mode, I feel my brain relax and like not be as stressed anymore. Are you guys night or day mode people, 9 right. I mean I just I know you like right away. It's still worth days. Yeah kids like I'll do day mode if I'm trying to wake up, but that's about it trying to win. I will see what I would say is, I will see when I wake up early right? I'm more productive when I wake up early like start my day earlier. Like I feel like I got so much more done, but I just enjoy staying up at night. Oh, yeah. Yep. The shift like of the screen on my phone. I'll go from like blue light to like a little bit more of a Tungsten e as like the the day shifts and supposed to help your brain go into like sleep mode, you know, but if I have the option off night mode as the aesthetic of like a browser or something always night mode never your question here is the conversation happening right now about if you have night mode or Damo. May like on your browser and stuff like that or if you are a person or a night person I'm going to cut it but now I want to hear about the lap. I thought it was the device and then Jack talked about the person. Yeah. Yeah. I saw I was I thought you were saying in the morning. With the daylight start Friday and I go to make sense of like interpreted you as like, oh, you're a person that's funny University. She's talking about talking about the light on your phone or the same name jacket direct we were all in that same page except for you. And then yeah. Yep. Like if you like to wake up, you know, I wasn't unintentional. Smith segue into a different but similar conversation by 24 by 24 plus we don't have time for that, Asian right now cuz we're shit. Oh, there we go out of those. It's quite a bell today. It was a quiet drive for it. We got time for it. But, you know, it will take time from are very busy schedule to thank first members. Thank you for watching. Thanks for all your support. You know, we're just we're Trucking along we're working from home..
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"Only buy during extra life well, What about it? We've got a lot of it this year Jeremy. So the cool thing is we're not going to limit it to just to Windows where you can purchase stuff once we start on Saturday the 7th. We are putting everything in the store except for one item, which is our exclusive item. We're going to be putting up on Saturday the 14th. So anything you want to buy is going to be in the store on the 7th and go all the way till the end of the 14th and it's print-on-demand. So we're not going into issues with stuff selling out as quickly. We have four different posters this year. We have four variants of the same poster three of which are print-on-demand and they will be available in the store. The entire time one is a screen print poster, which is only going to be available on the 14th. So we've shown let's see. Let's see the show you what we've shown already we have the Day poster. Look at that thing. It's beautiful are on this here is courage. So it's very appropriate to me that we have the you know, the paintball world and what's the name of that artwork like where it looks like a comic book There's an actual word for it. It's not attached. It's let me let me see if I hit up Toby birth. Want to say simple but it's not simple either. I can look it up as well by you go always like when she wants to make art, Ben dial. What is what is the name of our life style on the dollar store when I see and swiping? All right. So we have you seen this one before this is the Day poster which is going to be available in store. I love eating in a life logo up in the the is the name of it. Yeah. No, no, and so so that's the Day poster. That's one of the posters you can get then we have the dusk poster.
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"$10 off your first pair of features. I call them feeding Wheaties. That's true. Speaking of like voice acting and stuff and we were talking about Red vs Blue. So the Title Character the titular character up in an RV be zero, right girl, like, you know, I I read lines for that character and I know they wanted someone with like a really cool voice like a cool calm voice that was like kind of sinister and everything like that and off I was like rats I didn't get it and Christian God who works behind the scenes on jump and everything and and then as soon as I like listen to Christian talk, I was like, oh I get it. All right. I understand why why Christians voice is so perfect which theater but I'm sure you could say the same thing but like Christians the nicest person and when like actors that Alan yeah, and he he was on Chicago this week. We had a bunch of the RV be cast on there because so Christian was in front of the camera. He was one of the deceivers we had Noel Wiggins as the You can test and we had Hannah McCarthy is one of the deceivers cuz she voice is one of the main characters and she's awesome. And we had Josh Kazemi on there as well who believed wage rights for the show. And yeah, it was great episode and it just went off the rails so quick. I was like, these are all people that know each other and are like voice actors. So it's just a it's movies just nonsense and loved it. But yeah worth worth giving to watch too but shout out to I'm really happy for Christian Christian. I've heard some of the work he did in our life. It's awesome. Dude. He's popping up now. He's in the podcast at the beginning of like I was listening to to Ace today. Yeah, and and he he like the beginning but now is like this Thursday through stir teeth production and he's got that great voice and oh, that's pretty cool. So I don't know if that's in front of all of them or not. Michael is in front of a Facecam. Like wow, okay, I'm assuming yes. Let's go ahead and assume yes that it is in.
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"That listed that graphic broadcast what day it is today can find only like yo limit your character of Ruby knew when Ruby was coming remember how long And you can't get exact dates check Anything could happen. It's we're in the middle of covid-19. So like the subject the insurance I tell you I'll tell.
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"Like do his whole thing. He can't lift him up. He's dropping him Undertaker can't like do moves on Goldberg is Goldberg trying to like, you know, the person taking a move has to be doing shit to two months. Yeah Works. He's like fucking it all up like finally Undertaker wins and like the music starts playing and they're like the winner of The Undertaker Undertaker just like get someone needing just goes It was such a bad match. It was so old men wrestle. Yes quite so winter was no way the chat page. That match was depressing. Yeah. Yeah. I was going to use that as a segue for RV be so Fiona's in red versus blue should check that out cuz earlier I was started off with like fighting. Oh, yeah. It just got worse as the story like you're just starving conversation Segway done that before we've slapped it to another topic. It's just saying we can suggest we can scrape we can scream we can just call it a Segway. Okay, Safeway smooth. Okay a Segway you just Oh, that's oh and then you move into the next one. This is just I'm ending this conversation. Let's talk about Fiona in RV be that's true. Yes, I'm excited and the new season comes out next week, right November 9th. So, yeah so long No, no, maybe two weeks when you're like a week. Yeah on a week and a half dude. I don't know. Yeah, don't you know the date of birth right there? Make sure you're holding a gun on your Lindsay watch it. Well, it's it's pointed down wait agent who know as well as we call her back and we'll Block in as in it and Noel and Damon Mills, isn't it now too. He was in Ruby in a million other things. So you say yes after go check them out. Send some love. So check that out. It's coming in just a little bit over a week. And also Ruby's coming back Lindsay ones Ruby hitting, you know, hey, I don't remember. It's a good.
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"And Felix gray glasses. Com slash off topic. And you did you say with you physical therapy for her do you feel about my shoulders all fucked up? So yeah, I've talked about that. Yeah, I've got I basically have a not that's like imagine like an alien like offered on to the back of your left shoulder blade that goes from the bottom your shoulder blades like the top of your your arm here..
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"Like cover the cameras and shit and it's already like there's already like Mike arms everywhere and stuff. The guest can see like the table Of the van and I think part of Eric like Jeremy like the van and he's like I can kind of see it sounds like the cool. I was like I can sort of tell what's a van like, I think I could see one of the Whitney a little bit but like I could see Eric I could see Jordan and then Michael would stick his head in from the right side of frame a lot like you would like, I like something and then I could hear them laughing in the front seat. Yeah. He was going nuts when I was first invited to be on the show, too. I feel like I had a good precursor for it. His Michael was like, oh you want me to face jam and I was like, I don't know if I can stomach it and he goes don't do that. Okay, cool. Not only had a room filled with, we did the show, you know, we did the, you know, we broke up over a couple of days and you know, certainly bad and she's like, I was really fun like, oh, that's cool. Like I'm glad I was a good episode and she like, yeah, like, you know, if you're on me on again and I went we won't yeah, we don't do care off. What do you mean? I don't give a shitt access. Okay and care what he says he's only talking to the camera starts that guy that guy screamed no van for months and then stood who came in did he was the van and then he's trying to take credit for it. It's diabolical sanity totaled. But anyway, so the first the first special episode comes out next week regular time regular place. If you're say your sub to face jam on any audio, you know Spotify Apple podcast, whatever it'll come out as an audio episode at 2:00 in the morning till 3:00 Eastern. I think it's I think it's 2 central time. And then also there's going to be a YouTube video on the issue Mentor YouTube channel. So check it out people liked it. It was fun. It was fun. And it was the first thing besides the snack attack that I got to go do in person. It's like people look working with people. We had to get you know, swabs up a brain and all that and everybody was doing it that thing it was like, you know people on site like ready to scream at you if you step off. Line, but I'm glad it was fun to do I've yet to get a brain tickle and I've got one coming up for extra life and I am not excited for one today. I don't like it like sorry. I kind of felt like I was prepared for it from doing makeup work. Like I don't know what it is about people working on like around your eyes like a makeup. Are they doing that? They shove something up.
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"Here. What happened? Yeah trunk the thoughts, you know, like what I'm wearing my I'm wearing my Achievement Hunter sweatpants right now. I was just running another thing which one thing's is the older ones. They're a little bit fluffier. Like these can be a little bit more warm like those running a check out these bad boys. Check out these what you got there. I got the tide. I'm all the good ones are good. Yeah. Yeah matches my my eight shirt, and we're in this and I also got the new home. That's a great jacket. I like chocolate and I also got the new hat. I don't know. I feel like five years ago. I would have never wore this hat. It's screamed at me and I went it's so stupid. I love it like breaks my heart cuz that's that's a flat. Brim hat and you've been with the hell out of the VIN. That might go on there right there with you flat. Brim. They're all been when I'm done with them. Oh man. Yeah. Well, that's that's speaking of that app store and sort out risky, We have the new age pop collection. Yeah. She's like really colorful and pretty cool and they got that hat. They're yelling at me. We have pictures of that stuff. Oh, yeah. Yeah, you know the beautiful modeling by one Matthew, you know near me along and dude that handsome gentleman. Who did your hair Matt? Cuz you didn't I didn't one of the one of those two is a professional model and the other is Fiona Nova yourself. It looks so very good. It does look nice. It was styled by me swatting mosquitos away from yep. Face in the bus like that. Yeah. There's if we talk about that outside of this circle. No one will know you could be like hair by Bragg like well when I was a kid and Trevor an original brick, it's a cool City though that that bright blue. I love that fortune. I we had this conversation shows..
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"Build up from the broken pieces. I think Jeremy could be your your doc. Right? Right. Yeah. Well, here's the thing. Right? So next Thursday. Next one is key. If you got it. Point. I love the I love Nick up in the front. Yeah. You're the monkey. Yeah, you can just see them. Hi Cathy. Exactly. There's another there's a lot of people commenting a fat. I am and then people commenting how like hey, how dare you and it's like I've been telling you that doesn't bother me cuz it's like it's also again not that bad that it's not that bad. The thing is the thing is I am at 17175. I'm at the threshold right? We're like, I'm not I'm not I'm not like I'll never have abs, I don't cares too much. But like if I gained five pounds I get a belly, you know what I mean? Like I could be like one 6165 and actually be thin but I usually float around 1 a.m. Like between 168 175 fully. I only gained fifteen pounds, but it's that point where like every pound is either my face or my gut so like once it's not it's like it's that's why I don't really care that much I could just lose it. If I'm not a monster, you know, I'm already down to like one eighty-five, but the only thing that bothered me is people going like man, you lost all that jazz. Like no, I didn't know I didn't just too fat. You're just not looking. I've been I miss muscle Michael. It's like you just you're just thinking of a pump day. Okay pump is different wage under Larry courtesy Fest. That's why won't even videos at the office. I had those weights we pump boo make a video. It's like wow, they look great and then twenty minutes later you deflate. Yeah. The balloon with air was let out you my my muscle hasn't really done anything cuz I've gone to the gym, but you know, I just got listen..
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"You know, I just didn't know what to expect seen at my calendar him. That's my but that's my problem right with that home when he doesn't tell me anything. I had no monitor true. Nobody told me how fat I was then why I love you out for you and I went, you know everytime I look at you. I just see Michael when I go here's here's the thing. So this is fine. This hasn't snuck up on me and I broadcast it quite a bit, especially in face, Jam a show where I eat fast food. It was a couple episodes ago where I go. I kept saying I'm 190 you have to listen to me because I know what I'm talking about when I'm talking about food and then you know, we're not I mean we're on camera but it's usually just kind of like our heads, you know and quarantines very different than being at the office where we're running around and full-bodied and Thursday. Not and so the the face jam band video just released this week. Oh God. We got us up the van and some nail is me with my gut out. Cuz Mom so many comments were like, he said he was gaining weight. I had no idea it was like and or or like, you know, you had people being like this poor Michael Michael Michael. I told you guys this was happening I gave you very clear warrants is true for this is my first record, but it's fine. It's fine. I just got to get the boss. The biggest thing that I laughed at as I saw a lot of comments that they were like man quarantines gotta and so am I couldn't get back to the gym. Michael still goes to the gym strats does that's the Michael thing. That's that's what the the gym doesn't mean skinny, the gym means I lift weights. My trainer says run and I say why yeah weeks to you've been more diligent about going to the gym than I've been so long Yeah, I would say like that's that's been my thing. I've just been running like I did that couch to 5K thing and now it's like okay. I actually enjoy running and yeah, that's that was my goal. Like I'm getting that the runner's body where I'm going to be long skinny and lanky and I know I mean no soul so much potential to me. I'm sixty-one. I'm six one and I Peak I hit 245 which was like I carry weight really well, so it's hard to see but I was I was I was heavy and now I've lost like over twenty pounds of this point. And so it's like I'm I'm once I once I think if I can get below to 10, which would be incredible and I haven't been below 210 and decades literally. I think that's what I'm gonna start doing like muscle stuff. Like I started adding on additional stuff for that reason to Jack. I appreciate the your peaceful person because I saw a quote once and it's very true is there's a difference between being peaceful and being harmless like being harmless means you can't like you have no power being peaceful means you could. One help you.
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"True. Hey, welcome everybody to off-topic. Yeah, you know whatever I was about to say for the week of whatever but that's all that's a different song 20 seconds at a Jeremy October. And today is it's October 22nd. That's for today is and that's all today is it is actually important day, but I'm I'm your host. I guess Jeremy and I'm joined today by Jack Matt and John. Hello, everyone shakes that's got his pancakes that was waiting for pancakes for such a long time three-hour-long pancakes ft Bragg so they're still cold. But anyway, yeah, so everyone's filming other things right now. So you get the A-Team theme of myself Jeremy Matt and John. Yeah dead little button right now super proud of Fiona. She's co-directing it which is badass. Yeah. And so Lindsay and Michael are there trains Just got stuff going on right now. It's Alfredo's. I don't know doing whatever and so we're here. I think there's read web stuff happening. Oh, yeah, right. Yeah. That's why we're missing both, right? Oh and Trey Speaking of beards. Oh, yeah, you gotta gotta get one. You gotta get a word. I don't think I've ever seen you with a beard John. I've had a beard a couple of times. I mean, yeah, how's it Go was it now you have it? No, that's right. Jack. I haven't sorry. We have it. Stop lying. Stop lying. You know, what good point gosh. No, actually the mustache came about because I grew out a beard and I did what most guys do which is your shave it down to funny little versions of you know, facial hair before you get rid of it all just see what works and not down to the mustache and I just got the mustache and that's the origin story. Nobody wanted. You're welcome other things like your your razor ran out of battery isn't yes. I had that happen before. Yep. That before Oh, should we? Yeah, we all introduced ourselves in a while. It's been a while since I've done a podcast. I feel like yeah, the special day for us cuz tomorrow the new Borat movie comes out. Well, you know, there's a debate tonight. You said it not me. I don't know. It's true. I mean, it's important. Hey everyone before we get into it go vote. I'm not going to tell you who to vote for go to I Can Vote and is it I can vote out order I can walk to work. Org. Thank you, John and yeah and vote vote if you haven't already if you haven't already voted down there's still plenty of time vote early cuz Election Day November 3rd is going to be a madhouse. So you woke early if at all possible some states make a little bit more tricky than others. If you haven't registered some stays might still allow you to register to vote not although unfortunately. I can vote. Org off. Is it I will Vote or I can vote I forget the specific one and you are not it's not I can vote. I'll tell you that right now. Maybe God will find it will find it Peter Hayes is probably in chat right now..
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"She's not she's not rush come on or little richard uh i think that's something that always trips me out about meat like with with songwriters themselves i can understand sovereigns who perform there and stuff like that the they write the stuff for their voice but like for bans like rem or something i always think we've got to write a song that is within the singer's range like maybe they have to lake tune it a differently or you know go to a different scale um or october whatever uh so that the singer can sing it but this is how little i understand about music that's always weird to me that like oh they actually write songs in keys that the singer can sing it anyway uh it's off topic i do i didn't want to say about this song um i i like the fact that um there together again at the end because it's much more complex and real than a song by just about hey you're out of my life mother fokker i'm um you know i'm killing it don't need you like which is also i understand a thing that happens but i but a lot of human relationships or end up like lake this for awhile light at least anyway so i like that about it warns acronym to me it was more like seem found her voice and she said thing and they ended up right back where they started yet.