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The Anti-Black-Friday Gift Guide for Photographers
"Over the next several days. You're going to hear the bef term many many times even after the actual day has passed. The truth of the matter is that you'll be able to get decent deals on just about anything you set your sights on. So let's focus on quality gear with lots of appeal. I hope you enjoy these gift ideas. So i've been working on this list for a while and this is stuff that i just lifted from catalog pages or other articles or things like this. I have worked with this gear with the exception of just one item. And i want to get that one item but everything else has been thoroughly tested in highly recommended and this is fun stuff. I have things that start at ten dollars here and go all the way up to three hundred and fifty dollars. I'm going to start out with the think. Tank photo lens case duel and both the fifteen and the thirty green yes. The green models are the ones that are on sale. You can get the fifteen for nineteen dollars a dollar savings and the thirty for twenty hours. That's also an eight dollar savings. I like the thirty because it holds some of my olympics lenses such as seventeen millimeter f one two and those quite. But i love these guys i really do. And it's funny. When i was looking at the ratings on them i think they were around three point. Five out of five something like that and i thought wow. That's kinda low for these things. So i i'm not sure what other people like or don't like about them. Here's what i like about these first of all. They're not oversize like some of the lens cases that i have there too big. They add to much dimension to my camera bag or backpack wherever they have the end. These don't do that. They protect the lenses but there are a nice size and they work really well. Now the idea is that you can open these things from the top and they open up like a know like a can or you can have the zipper down the side and open them up. That way i tend to work with them from the top. Only you know they're. They're really nice like that. They're made out of water resistant. Nylon so they keep moisture away they have these little stretchy front pockets. That are really cute and they can hold lens caps or memory cards. They work i. I have four of them and i wish i had more. This is the best price that i've seen on them. Now they have green and black. The black ones you have to pay full price for i like the greens. Because they're easy to find in my camera bag or my backpack. So that's the think tank photo lens dul either the fifteen or the thirty now as you may imagine. I have the links to all of these things. I'm gonna talk about here in the show notes so just come to the show. Stop shopping for all these goodies. You don't have to search for them. Find the deal all that kind of stuff at the digital story dot com okay. Let's go to the second one now. I reviewed this recently. So you may be familiar with it. The kingston data traveler dual for nine ninety. Nine nine dollars in ninety nine cents. I have it right here. In fact i use this thing all the time. I love it. It's a sixty four gigabytes. it's fast. It's a nice fast flash drive. It's very compact in the thing about it. As it has usb c on one end and usb a on the other end so no matter which device you happen to be using you just plug it in and it works and so you this carry one flash drive around you. Don't have to worry about adapters. Have to worry about docks. You don't have to worry about any of that stuff. It's ten dollars. Sixty four gigs of fast memory in just works great and even has these little sliding these little sliding covers so you can only expose the usb and or only expose the usb a and so up. Here where i record I have usb a. And then i take the podcast. And i put it on my macbook pro mine newer laptop. And that's what i use at home to edit it in. That has usb c does put that show right here put it in my pocket taken home. One flash drive for all my ten bucks. This is a great stocking. Stuffer for photographers. And really anyone else. Who does computing. Type things that kingston data traveler dual sixty four gigabyte. The link is in the show notes or this next item number. Three is the one item. I have not tested but i want right. The forty nine dollars item and it is the p. l. one ninety are photography. Led light can
Volatile tech stocks expose growing vulnerability in US market
"Next guest warned. There could be bigger pullback looming for some of the hottest names in this space. Let's go off the charts with the legendary louisiana mata louisi- mata technical research advisors louise. It is a pleasure as an honor for free to join us. We quote you many times on this show. So i'm really really curious to hear what you have to say about tech. You're you're climb melissa. Well we've had a volatile three or four months and technology has really been enough more or less going sideways for the fang stocks in particular. And we've got a little concerned that the most important thing would be support levels and recognizing the since two thousand when there were next we have earnings that these stocks but they could be off twenty percent and still be within an uptrend. Some of them are already off. When percent question is during a break. The support of these sideways consolidation. Will they be able to lift. Google of course has already lifted so we have. We have three stocks. Here today amazon. I think gives the first one I'm not seeing it. It may be coming up. But i'm not seeing any of that. Is you can see the sideways action. We have negative momentum on that on that chart and it's already been down eighteen percent so as long as it holds above twenty. Nine hundred is critical support than maybe just simply continues to consolidate further. Maybe we'll see a resolution on the upside that the point is that more or less been warning about support levels in suggesting we let the upside take care of itself. The next chart. I believe you have is microsoft and support. There's one ninety five but you can see also it's been going sideways for quite some time with lower highs and it's been down fifteen percent I think the most vulnerable of these stocks is net flicks which has not only a negative momentum on a weekly basis but also a negative divergence on a monthly so support for netflix's four seventy already off twenty percent and keeps bouncing and going down another twenty percent within the sideways consolidation so That's our concern here today. I must say was impressive. Day and not all tech stocks are looking vulnerable but these ones that we have been concerned about louis. At what point do you say. They're consolidating and building a base as opposed to threaten to break the support. That would be breaking out through the upper level of these consolidations so basically these are critical support levels as long as they hold. We continue to define that as a consolidation. And if at some point down the road they lift up through the entire consolidation than we. We've become more constructive once again. Google for instances one of them has already broken out to the upside. Netflix's looks a little bit more vulnerable to me. Last question lewis. Because we quote you and i. I think that we misquote you. But the sentiment is there when it comes to your saying the longer the base the higher in space is that is that the sanger. We're getting that right. Yes absolutely the bigger. The base that aaron space the because atop the bigger the drought and the bigger the drops a longer the need for repair. And i think what we're seeing as we're getting excited about some of the underlying broadening that's taking place is that may be the repair processes beginning for some of these other stocks that have been in bear markets. I could throw a triple this one. That's looking interesting but you have a few industrial center. Starting to break out in that heart warming. We felt that the market has been a little bit mixed up itself and not sure you know as a discount mechanism. What's coming six months. Maybe these vaccines we have a better
Dems clinch House control, but majority likely to shrink
"I might cross your reporting Democrats have clinched control of the house but with a smaller majority Democrats have clinched control of the U. S. house of representatives but their majority is smaller than it was for the last two years according to the Associated Press the Democrats have secured at least two hundred eighteen seats in the house with a few more seats still possible when more votes are counted but the Democrats went into election day with the two thirty two to one ninety seven advantage in the four hundred thirty five member chamber still by retaining the majority Democrats will control the house four consecutive years for only the second time since nineteen ninety five micron CEO Washington
A Conversation With Ramona Hood, CEO, FedEx Custom Critical
"We are very very excited to have ramona hood. Join us on skimmed from the couch. She is the ceo and president of fedex custom critical and she brings over twenty eight years of experience at fedex to her role. That's because as we'll get into ramona's started her career the company as a receptionist back in nineteen ninety one for mona. We are so excited to have you with us today. Welcomed skimmed from the couch. Thank you danielle. I'm really excited to be here today. Even if it is a virtual. I know it's it's so we've done know now. We've been at home since march many of the people listening and it's been incredible. How many people we've met in a pandemic without actually meeting them will joking the other day. We have a new chief product officer. And we're like we don't even know how tall you are. We've never met in person that that's funny. We have some similar experiences. I have two people that were added to my executive team after cova so we made hiring decisions virtually and we have been on boarding people virtually as well but we're adapting to the new way of working. Yeah i think everyone is is having to so. Let's start off with a basic question. Me ask everyone. Skim your resume for us. Gosh if i would start my resume with twenty eight years at fedex. I'd like to tell people. I grew up there. I also like to say. I started when i was five. And i've had a great career at fedex. Starting asked the receptionist. At the time it was roberts express and i moved from the receptionist roll into our safety and contractor relations department. I had an opportunity of really spending about five to seven years in that area and it was the place that i met my first mentor. The director of the department had asked what my career goals were in my aspirations and was the first time that i really put thought into what my interests were and it started with leadership. So i'll talk a little bit more about mentorship later. But i spent five to seven years. There then moved to the operation area. So that i can gain. Pnl experience and have accountability. for that. then. I moved into sales and marketing and also had an opportunity to lead a wholly-owned subsidiary from there i moved into a different fedex atp company we had acquired a company and there was a need for an officer to lead one of the business units and so i took that opportunity which gave me experience on working on post. Acquisition integration work with identifying synergies for the business as well as for the team members and then from there i moved back to fedex custom critical as an officer of operations strategy and planning and also managed our pricing strategy as well as our data and science group and from there i had an opportunity in the impact of two thousand nineteen. Our ceo and president was retiring and so i had an opportunity to be appointed to the ceo and president role in january and started Leading very methodically through the first ninety days and then covert nineteen hit and so that was the first crisis that i began to lead through in my first ninety days and then shortly after that the death of george floyd really brought a platform to talk through the racial injustice that we were seeing in the country and again leading the organisation through that difficult time so eight months into my new role. And i feel like. I've learned a lot and really thankful for the team. I have that has supported me throughout the timeframe. And i'm sure that's exactly what you thought the first eight months and specifically the first ninety days we're going to hold. What is something that people would be surprised to know about. You are something that we can't google or find on your lincoln. So i think if you know me. It's pretty clear what. I would how i would answer this question. But for people who don't know me and if you would google me you won't be able to find it. I am a big foodie. I've loved to eat. I come from a family where we use food as a way to socialize entertain. It is to manage our feelings whether they're happy sad or whatever the case may be so. I enjoy food. I enjoy eating as well as a little cooking. But for the most part it's the eating and sampling. New things that i enjoy.
Chromecast with Google TV can finally take on Roku and Fire TV Stick 4k
"Veiled the guys last week and got a little lost in the shuffle with the nest audio and Pixel. Five debuts. So what's new what the chrome cast? So the big thing with the crown cast is that it now has a remote and an interface. Those are two long awaited features. You no longer have to rely solely on your phone or tablet or computer to take Netflix's Surg, Youtube and put it onto your TV and I mean, talk a little bit about some of the features on that remote, as well as the interface what what is new about it and is it was it like to us? So I guess we'll break this onto two things we'll start with what's new a google system is very present on the new chrome cast. There's a dedicated assistant button it actually is in a different hue on the remote stands out. It's Pretty active as far as being the interface as well, and you can actually control most of the chrome cats functions with Google system, which is great it really it does a nice job as far as what else is new beyond the interface remote that really covers the bulk of it. There's also Dobie vision and they'll be utmost if you have a compatible TV and sound system. What about that Google TV experience I know it's a revamped version of what they previously called Android TV what's different about it like how and how does it work? So it's kind of new for you page. So the big the big push with. Google TV is a new interface it a new layout that looks more like a Amazon's fire TV. than the old way, which had you basically scrolling through each apps now there's Content in the four as opposed to each APP having it's own separate. Column. Ero-. and. It makes it a lot easier to use it. It's designed to help you find things to watch. As. Opposed to mindlessly scrolling through. Netflix. And then scrolling through prime video or HBO or any of the other many streaming APPs that are available a lot. This seems like upgrade or anything you don't like about this thing. So I had a couple moments where it lacked it wasn't as fast as say Amazon's fire TV, stick four K., which is a similarly. Priced. Streaming dangle. That has Alexis Google Assistant. Random issues where assistant where if I asked to watch them a big marble and so I'd asked to watch avengers infinity war and it would start playing on. Youtube. TV through TBS which has the broadcast rights or the cable rights rather as opposed to recognizing that I subscribed to Disney plus and playing it in four K. on Disney plus subscription. So it just doesn't assistant doesn't always know right now what the best way to watch a particular show movies. It also had a weird issue where unofficial. Weird issue. But you can't actually power this or I wasn't able to power this off of the USB port on my television. I had to use the included seven and a half. Watt Power after which I don't know about you, I like plugging these things directly into the TV running off the USB power it's less cables to see it's easier to to install not having to find an empty outlet. And the fact that this at least with my lg Ola that I was testing into couple years old the old lead, but it's still a fairly recent TV. The fact that wouldn't power and function off of what was provided from the USB port was a bit surprising. Yes. Someone who has his roku plugged into the USB poor of his TV, I can definitely appreciate the need for something like that because it cuts down on the number wires behind your TV. And living in a household with multiple kids you WanNa have as few wires as possible. So that's kind of annoying. Setback. But you know that that that's not the biggest deal you talked about Google assistant and how it's front and center in this Did you find when you were using this? You're using Google system a lot more or were you reverting back this year? The traditional way you'd use remote control, right just the using the standard volume channel of Buns or like how how did having assistant on their control changed the way you interact with this change in the couple is so. Big in the ANDROID. Google TV. Sorry interfaces for you page which I guess it's a personalized page based off of shows and movies that you like and. Content that you traditionally watch and what is recommending was actually pretty good. That's the default homepage. Ties in necessarily to the assistant the ties to some that personalization aspects I find that to be pretty useful as far as what Google is doing there, and for the assistant director part the voice portion of it. I found myself constantly using assistant to open APPs or two. I was using TV and fan. So just to switch between football and the Yankee game saying. Okay Google the key game in having automatically switched to the right channel. Was Super Helpful and it was doing this regardless of whatever APP was in. So I was watching something on Netflix are on regular youtube and I wanted to see what was going on the Yankee game I'd say Okay Google hold the button down okay Google go to the Yankees game and it would do that. Sometimes it took a few seconds to do that at one point I timed. It knows over ten, which for live TV is pretty bad. Ten second wait between when you want to go somewhere say you WanNa go somewhere and when it actually appears. that needs to improve tremendously, and it wasn't that I had a bad internet connection I have couple hundred megabits per second more on testing. So that needs to improve at otherwise the assistant has been great to use an pretty surprised to say that because voice assistance on these streaming devices. Has Been At least in my experience a bit more hit or miss. So taken together with all these new features, their control and just to clarify. Cost, fifty dollars and that's that's more than the previous rate it is. Go to models previously, there was a chrome cast macroom castle tre. So this does pretty much everything. The chrome cats ultra does the higher end I believe it was seventy dollars model that now's only available in a stadium bundle for now studios actually coming to. Chrome cast with Google TV, this new device, but it's not coming until sometime officially in the believe first half of twenty twenty one. So sometime, next year. So this is actually cheaper. The matter is more expensive than the HD, only chrome cast but that for I believe it was thirty dollars, lacks the interface lacks a remote lacks four case for twenty dollars more you get all that plus the ability to run all these APPs without having to rely on your phone computer tablet. Got It. So taking all together, the price, the new features, the remote control, how does this stack up against similar option from Roku, Amazon through its fire TV line so that's a great question. It really depends on what world you live in. That's how look at this. If you are somebody who has a lot of Amazon devices, I'm not gonNA say the word because I don't want to trigger things. If you have a lot of those devices and you're very much in the Amazon World The fire TV stick four K. is excellent. It's faster than this. The election degration sorry said that word is not as strong as Google, assistant. But it is a very capable, very impressive device. If you have a lot of apple devices roku streaming stick plus which is forty dollars is an equally compelling option especially when it has play which roku announce, the other week is coming at some point soon. So it really depends on where you you find yourself if you just want all the APPs and this has hbo Mac, which is something that Amazon, Roku currently lack. This is not a bad option. Yeah. That was the fault question there because there's been a lot fusion about which streaming services are available on in which dreamers. The generally, the chrome cast is pretty much covered for all your services, the croome cast with Google TV, because they're still regular chrome cast being sold. This one has I would say out of the major ones ninety, nine percents of is missing. Apple. TV plus. Is available on Roku Amazon, and of course, the Apple TV if you want something that currently has everything you have to get an apple TV. Apple TV. For K., but those I think the Apple TV fourcade currently hundred eighty dollars or so. So you have to pay a sizable upgrade plus some pretty old hardware at this point has been rumored to be prepping new boxes of some kind. Were to do that for a while maybe comes out your maybe it doesn't through kind of all over the map there. But that's the only one that has every major streaming service Google has everyone but apple TV plus roku Amazon have everyone bought Hbo Max so it really depends. You S reviewer I'm just curious how you put these things which pesos what is the review process look like especially when you're doing this at home It's a lot of watching. TV. And a of watching movies and seeing how it performs. In a variety of different settings. So different TV's different picture options with different content sources so Disney plot for example, on the Google TV doesn't stream currently until be vision but Netflix does have some content available in dolby vision and will be. Available on the chrome cast with Google TV. So it's it's comparing different things. It's comparing the performance of those content sources to how a roku streaming stick plosser Amazon Fire TV stick for K.. Would handle playing back that particular movie or TV show or piece of live. Content TV's sports. And just comparing and contrasting to watching that sounds like a really tough job. Ultimately is worth. Fifty dollars I think. So if you again keeping in mind that. The exact situation will vary if you like Apple TV, this is not the option for you. If you have a very big Amazon household you wanted to tie in. Really. Well to your rings. And to some of your other Amazon devices. This isn't the option for you. if you want to do airplay, this isn't the option trio. But if you want something that's simple that has a solid interface that has really good remote and isn't that expensive at fifty dollars is a pretty good choice.
Mask Sprays & Advanced EO Chemistry
"All right. I'm here with Amy Galloper. Who's a nationally celebrated Essential Oil Educator Advocate Entrepreneur formulator and consultant with over twenty years in the Beauty Space Amy teaches empowers and inspires others to use essential oils with a holistic approach that starts with mindfulness and reflection and leads to total well being amy was on my show back episode one nineteen to talk about. Oil and plant powered beauty, but for this episode and really excited to focus more on the deeper more advanced knowledge around essential oil chemistries. So I'm super blessed to have you here on the show us today amy, how are you? Well, thank you for inviting with Samantha I'm very honored to be here. I love talking about essential with us. This is great. Thank you for including me I'm excited to geek out with you wait well before we got on this call we. Were talking a little bit about masks sprays. So before we get into chemistry have to like, have you share with my audience, what you're doing with mask sprays that these days? Well, I've been using both the disposable, and then some cloth masks, and obviously the best thing to do is to have a cloth mask and wash it after you know every day if you use it like for an eight hour day, it's recommended that you wash it and in between if you. Work and you take it off and you WanNa kind of spray something on it to keep it clean but also to help keep you calm. Would I've been doing is I've been using ethanol. which is also like ever clear like high proof alcohol. So it's about one eighty, two, one, nine, one, ninety, proof alcohol and I'll put let's say if I have a one ounce bottle or two ounce bottle, I'll put half of it the alcohol, the other half distilled water, and then all use essential oils that I find are anti microbial antibacterial but also really relaxing and are not gonNA be too like A. And my respiratory because remember like your mask already is covering your breathing's reading more labor than it would be usually. So I tend to go with like you might think, oh, Eucalyptus would be great but honestly I try that and after breeding eucalyptus like straight, it was just like too much. You know what I mean so. I find like Sitra says, I've been using lavender I've been using mandarin grapefruit works create an i. just do a really. I. Don't get too crazy because it is right up in your nose and in your mouth but I have found like that lavender's been my main. I guess you would call it core oil and then I just lay around that. So like I'm used lavender I've done like one tiny drop of Rosemary and men I've done like Orange Mandarin or grapefruit or maybe both orange and grapefruit with that, and that's been kind of my Combo I've also tried to black spruce with some lavender which is Really Nice in orange. That's also been a nice thing. So I have something for calming and then something to just support my breathing. So it's kind of been my bank. Yeah, and so you mix those oils in with a is it all hall? You don't put any which as our water in there? No no I do do which I do I do which as I have bought it at Marine could use a hiker slack Schley I've just been using distilled water basically, what do I have like two ounces which is like what is at a quarter JAC? Great quarterback is two ounces. So like two ounces of. To fill my bottle. So one ounce would be alcohol and you could use I guess you could use vodka I guess that's what you have, and then you would use other ounce as water but the way I mix my essential oils in because I, want them to kind of dissolved. So what I'll do and I make sure that I mix everything in a glass bowl or a glass. or a drinking glass or something, and I'll put the alcohol first and then I'll add the essentials and since it's right up on my face in my mouth, I really keep the dilution really low. So only put in lake. I don't know maybe like five to six drops of lavender seven drops of lavender needy, and then I'll do maybe like one or two drops of Rosemary and maybe like. Six drops of orange six drops of grapefruit or something like that or maybe Al divide those in half due for of. For of great for you and then I'll fix stat in the alcohol. Make sure that it's all really well blended and then all slowly pour in distilled water and then I pour that mix it up, stir it, and then I pour that a my bottle put US spray bottle I'll shake the bottle and then what I do is I hold my mask up and I spray in the inside of the mask and the outside, and then I wave the Basque around just to light it, let it air out a little. Bit and then I'll put it on. So it's not like too intense on my face. Does that make Santa whole sense thank you so much for walking Mike Beyond walking step-by-step through that was so helpful because I keep seeing this around I'm like, okay. But what exactly are you doing with this and that was so helpful but I'm curious what do you really feel like mixing the essential wheels with the alcohol I like mixing it with a whisker some pain helps it versus just pouring in like shaking it all day. Yeah actually I do because once essential oils in water don't really mix very well whereas the essential oils will dissolve them alcohol really really well, another thing you could do you don't even put it in a glasses maybe fill your bottle right halfway with the alcohol. Then add your essential oils, put the lid on it, shake it, and then add the water to kind of top it off that would. Be Good like that's another thing and the alcohol to is helps just killing some of the germs in addition to helping it's more about the germ thing. Do you know 'cause we're breathing right out of our mouth also, there's obviously things that we want to be aware of their to absolutely fix. So that's how I think doing that procedure will just make the oils like dissolve better into the extra. Perfect awesome episode over that was great now Katie. We. Talked about some chemistry. That was perfect I. That can you explain I wanna get into some some chemistry here and get really deep into the different kinds of molecules and That make up essential oils like how do you sort of categorize these in your brain? Well, as we know, essential oils are composed of many many different molecules and chemical constituents. You said, some have upward of two hundred different components and others just have maybe one or two. You know something like Eucalyptus or lemon. You know they're primarily just made up a one or two or three different chemical constituents, different molecules, and it's important here that I just say 'cause I know we talk a lot about like you know chemicals are bad chemicals a bag here we're talking about chemicals being like what? In nature like what we understand as like the structure of molecules, and what we understand is chemical compounds that are existing in nature that are made up of atoms like oxygen and carbon
Trump, Biden push into crucial first 2020 campaign face-off
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It's the Little Things
"For want of a nail, the shoe was lost for want of a shoe. The horse was lost for want of a horse. The rider was lost for want of a writer the message was lost for want of the message the battle was lost for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. Small things can have reverberating effects on history both good and bad. In fourteen fifty three, the great walled city of Constantinople fell it had withstood sieges for eleven hundred years. It had held off fire from the then state of the art cannons for weeks. The Byzantine said even Ford soldiers trying to tunnel under the wall autumn Turks were finally able to overrun the great city because someone left the door open. One of the many gates in the fourteen miles of wall had been left open during the night and the Ottomans flooded in. Killing Constantine the eleventh in the battle and bringing an end to the eastern Roman Empire. My Name's Moxy and this is your brain on facts. It was a freezing Christmas night in Trenton. New Jersey during the revolutionary war. The English Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall. Commander. Of a mercenary infantry regiment of fourteen hundred has seen soldiers from Germany sat down to a good supper and an evening of entertainment. He and his men were celebrating their recent victories over George Washington's volunteer army, and of course, the Christmas holiday. Safe from the bitter cold and the pelting sleet inside a wealthy merchants home that they had commandeered. They relaxed safe in the assumption that no one in their right mind would possibly try to cross the Delaware River at night in a blinding winter storm. Someone challenged role to a game of chess, and before long he was deep in tactics and strategy. There was a knock at the door. And exhausted young. Messenger boy came in bearing a note from loyalist farmer. It's important to remember that about a third of colonists still consider themselves to be British and didn't want the revolution. Raw paid the boy little notice took the note and put it in his coat pocket without opening it. That pocketed piece of paper would cost him and the war effort nearly. Two hours earlier and ten miles away. Washington's men had begun being ferried across the icy Delaware. River. It took over ten hours to get all twenty four hundred men over to the New Jersey side. The conditions were so adverse five men froze to death. Then began the arduous march to Trenton in the dark. The plan had been to attack the town from all sides before dawn, but the troops didn't arrive until eight am. During the attack which lasted only an hour forty of the German. Henson's were killed and the remaining thousand surrendered. Colonel was mortally wounded. When his body was found the unopened note warning of Washington's crossing was still in his pocket. If role had read it, he would surely have had his gross of professional soldiers prepared. He allowed his pride and the weather to lull him into thinking his enemy was not a threat. Had he won the battle he may well have killed George Washington James Madison James Monroe John Marshall Aaron Burr and Andrew. Hamilton The. Second, most common premise in alternate history circles behind what if Germany won World War Two is what if the south one the American civil war? Two pieces of paper dropped in a farmer's field almost brought that about. Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Whose statue in the middle of my hometown of Richmond, Virginia has recently been given the historical context. It's so sorely needed. In the form of tons of. Graffiti. Issued Special Order one ninety one during the Maryland campaign before the Battle of Antietam. In the order lead divided his army, delineating the routes and roads to be taken and the timing for the units to reconvene. Adjutant Robert H Chilton penned copies of the letter endorsed them in Lee's name. Staff. Officers distributed the copies to various confederate generals. General Thomas Stonewall Jackson in turn copied the document for one of his subordinates, major general, D H Hill who was to exercise independent command as the rearguard. A Union soldier Corporal Barton W Mitchell of the twenty seven. Th Indiana volunteers found two pieces of paper bundled with three cigars as he marched across a farm in Maryland an area recently vacated by Hill and his men after they had camped there. The order provided the Union army with valuable information, concerning the army of Northern Virginia's movements and campaign plans. Upon receiving lease lost order. Major General George McClellan leading the Union army of the Potomac proclaimed. Here is a piece of paper with which if I cannot whip Bob Ely, I will be willing to go home. He immediately moved his army in hopes of foiling lease battle plans. When Lee heard a copy of special order one, ninety, one was missing he. He knew his scattered army was vulnerable and rushed to reunite his units Antietam Creek near Sharp's Berg. Lee's troops arrived tired hungry and many were sick. The Battle of Antietam, would go down as the bloodiest battle of the American civil war with casualties recorded as twenty, three, thousand dead wounded, which was usually as good as dead or unaccounted for over the course of the half day battle. That's nearly two thousand soldiers in our one every two seconds. When night fell both sides ceased fire together, their dead and wounded. The next day Lee began the painstaking job of moving his ravage troops back Virginia. Here, some scholars argue another solitary decision had far reaching consequences. Despite having the advantage. McClellan. Allowed Lee to retreat without resistance. From his point of view, he'd accomplished his mission by forcing Lee's troops from Maryland and preventing confederate win on union soil. President, Lincoln however thought McClellan missed a great opportunity to potentially end the war three years earlier than it ultimately would.
Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet
"Get ready for some new apple products. The tech giant will unveil new versions of some old products on Tuesday and potentially show off some new ones do, but it's going to be the first apple product reveal without its usual audience. Instead, the event will feature prerecorded demos spread out over a couple of hours. There will be new IPADS and Apple Watch additions and possibly air pod over the ear headphones plus Apple's take on a Bluetooth key finder, but there won't be any new. IPHONES. They'll be unveiled next month Jefferson Graham from USA Today's talking tech podcast as more. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD air. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred and twenty nine dollars entry level or the eight hundred dollar ipad pro analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something. I'm pretty excited about touch ID, which is where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face I It never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask knows it doesn't work for them either. So I think this is pretty cool the Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrocardiogram feature to check heart rate. No that the roster currently is three, ninety nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower end watch and can't wait to see what series six all about otherwise analysts think. We might see some new over the ear headphones Cold Air POD studio along with the long rumored apple tags, which again is apple's clone of the tile. Bluetooth key tractor tile was. Really popular about two years ago and sort of lost its Mojo. So it'll be interesting to see what happens
The Birth Of The Greenback
"Stacey next. Jacob Feldstein. Planet money author of money the true story of amid up during a new book. Say I. brought props for us to do the indicator. I say. That's been months. It's been. That guy's been honking hall eight months. I have props came over so I could give you these troughs. Okay. Go ahead and look at them. All right. Okay. So, this is like a really high quality xerox of an old piece of money. THREE DOLLAR BILL RE dollar bill that's really a real thing. There's like a a lady standing next to in like a ball gown standing next to a cow to I chose a cow to pander to you I do love a cow keep going. Okay. The Orange Bank It's orange because this from the orange. Bank and this is a one dollar bill. So Stacey, these are reproductions of real paper money that was printed by private banks in the United States in the eighteen forties and fifties. This is one of the most interesting periods I found in the history of money when I was working on my book, it's this moment when the United States government did not print money, there was in fact, no single national paper currency but if you wanted to. Open Up Stacey's Bank of New York and print your own paper money. You could. I don't know if I would trust that dollar from that. Was a real problem that was a real problem we'll get to that. I. Mean they were just so many different kinds of money at one point the Chicago Tribune counted eight, thousand, three, hundred, and seventy different kinds of paper money in America. This sounds very confusing for everyone involved this indicator from planet money. I'm Stacey Vanik Smith and Jacob. Goldstein can we make eight, thousand, three, hundred and seventy, the indicator? Yes. Today on the show. How can you even have that many kinds of money and also just what does it tell us about money works? Let's just go. Let's just go a block away to get away from the horn. Yeah. Support for NPR and the following message come from fund. fundraise fund makes it easy for anyone to invest in high quality real estate by building you a portfolio with their more than one billion dollars in assets get started at fundraise dot com slash indicator to have your first ninety days of advisory fees. Waived. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Microsoft teams. Now, there are more ways to be a team with Microsoft teams bring everyone together in a virtual room collaborate live on the same page and see up to forty nine people onscreen learn more at Microsoft Dot com slash teams. So can we should set the scene here Jacob the nineteenth century America lots of is apparently also this was the era when gold and silver were money and Jacob say in the book that the government minted gold and silver coins, but it did not make paper money at that time. The exactly right. So the only paper money in America was printed by all of these different. Private banks people called paper money in fact banknotes, right. So they thought of it as like a piece of paper from a bank and they thought of paper money in particular as like a receipt or a coach ticket as as a thing that you could substitute for gold and silver, and in fact, if you look at at the bills I gave you all have this kind of. Writing like just grab a different one for fun. So we can say what it looks like. Okay. This is the stoning ten bank, a two dollar bill. There's a way. Moby Dick or something Wail Bell we've cow Bill Wail Bill So okay. So now look at the cursive writing see the cursive they're just blowers is stoning to. Two dollars to the bear on demand right and if you look all these different bills are different colors, they have different pictures on them, but they all say that will pay how ever many dollars to the on demand and so the second interest. Yeah it's an Iou because the interesting thing is it's telling you the paper money is not the real money. Right? They're saying we will give you two dollars in gold and silver for this paper money right? So the real money in this world is the underlying gold or silver the paper is just like. The Standard. So this is a time in history when there's not federal bank, there's not a national bank. There's like thousands of of little local banks and I guess all these banks can issue their own money. That's right and it's kind of evolving in this period at the beginning of this ehre the eighteen thirties. If you wanted to open a bank, typically you had to go to your state legislature and get special approval. Basically, they had to pass a special law that would let you open your bank and this was problematic because I was super corrupt essentially. Bank and print money. Then you're gonNA bribe whoever you have to. Say all the knee. All due respect to get them to let you open your bank. Right. So around eighteen forty, a little earlier, this new idea became popular. The new idea was called free banking. And the idea of free banking was anybody who is willing to follow a few basic rules could. Take and start printing money and literally start printing money and you know not surprisingly a lot of people wanted to print money. This is how we get eight thousand different kinds of money. Yes. How do you know if the bill that someone's handing you is real money or if it's literally just a piece of paper from the First Bank of Stacey Vanik Smith which might be real money. I wouldn't. Maybe. Add bribed senator so I love this so there arose in response to this problem these special periodicals Magazines that were privately published called banknote reporters. And what they were was these lists in tiny font of every kind of money. So I actually have a reproduction here another prop from a page. This one was called. Thomson's Bank note. Reporter. K.. So the people who subscribe to this merchants people who need to accept money. So so let's just say I'm running a bar and I got my thompsons bank note reporter and I come in I need a drink who thirsty I'm thirsty. So okay. So the page of the bank note reporter I printed out is for Orange Bank. Okay. Okay. So have that bill right here it is and it's a one dollar bill. So I find Orange Bank here in my Bengal reporter and it says Okay Orange Bank listed different bills and says ones and under wants it describes what the bill is supposed to look like says to horses check. Hey, Cart Jack Blacksmith shop male portrait Jack Girl. Check. So it's at least plausibly real. The reporter also tells me something else that's important and that explains a lot about how many works at this time. Typically would tell me whether I should accept that paper money at full face vowed I can buy my dollar whiskey with this whether you can get your dollar whiskey because remember what we care about is whether I can turn in that paper money for gold or silver, and so if the bank is shaky or even if it's just really far away. You know the reporter might say, just knock five cents off the dollar give Stacey Ninety five cents worth of whiskey instead of a dollar that took a really long time to buy that we ski. It does seem like it would have been absurdly inconvenient right and for a long time when people look back at this period, the basic story of free banking was just that was a horrible idea like that many kinds of money right but. Much, later, like in the nineteen seventies. This generation of economic historians started going back and looking more closely. At the banks and how money works in this period and what they saw when they really went through the numbers was basically like it wasn't that bad Bankston go bus that often people didn't usually lose much money when they used. We're you overall they would lose like a few percent which is. Kind of like what you pay today. So when you take money out of the weird off Brand ATM at. The corner store. which I always do. Yeah, I. Mean. That's basically like the the bartenders giving you ninety cents for your dollar when you do that, right? So. Obviously, we do not have eight thousand different kinds of money now this ended and it ended after the civil war. Yeah was the civil war. So during the civil war, that old American argument of can we have national banks or not came up again and Congress passed a few important banking laws. One of them basically taxed all those thousands of kind of state banknotes out of existence, and then the other one created these new national banks that printed much more reliable, much more uniform paper money. It's interesting because I mean, this was obviously after the civil war was the time when the United States went from like a collection of. To One Country, and it seems like the same thing happened with currency maybe not a coincidence. Your I mean, there is this idea at least in the modern world money is part of what makes a country a country and I think you do see that happening at this moment in the united. States when we go from thousands of kinds of money toward one uniform kind of paper money I'm just sad we lost the cow bills. Because you know Jacob I have a fever and the cure. This story in like a whole bunch of other like believable stories like this are in your new book money. The true story of a made up thing. This episode of the indicator was produced by Nick. Fountain fact check by Britney Cronin, the indicators edited by Patty hearst and is a production
Apple's September Event: No Crowds and Likely No iPhone
"The show for more. Everyone Jefferson Graham, talking tech, and you know were here in the middle of September and you know what that means. It's time for apple to have event to wow us with new products except this year. The event is not going to feature the IPHONE. The event is going to feature updates on IPADS and Apple Watch editions possibly era pod over the year a headphone an apples take on the tile bluetooth key finder I don't think it's going to have the same sort of pizzazz without the iphone but you know what we're GonNA end up with is to apple events one in. Mid September another in October, which will preview the new iphone which has been delayed due the the pandemic. Let me tell you what analysts expect to see start. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred, twenty, nine dollars entry level, the eight hundred dollar ipad pro. ANA analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something that I'm pretty excited about touch ID with where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face id it never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask no, it doesn't work for them either so I think this is pretty cool. The Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrode cardiogram feature to check heart rate. Noted the roster currently is three, ninety, nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower
Body-Image Healing and Body Grief with Brianna Campos
"Premiere. I'm your host, Christie Harrison and today I'm talking with Brianna campus a fat positive health at every size therapist and body image coach and a lovely human to kick off this eighth year of the podcast we talked about how to improve body image and fight internalized weight stigma, her concept of body grief how body image is connected to what's going on in the world around you and so much more. I can't wait to share a conversation with you in just a moment but first it's time for ask food psych our listener QNA segment. This week I have an amazing answer for you from a fabulous co host and friend of the pod Sofala trip. Shinsegi Sofala shared her story in episode one ninety one. So if you haven't heard that interview already, I highly recommend checking it out. She's a bad ass writer teacher and Social Justice Attorney with a book coming out next year and I just love her and before I plays of all his answer, I'll just give our standard disclaimer that these answers and this podcast in general are for informational and educational purposes only aren't to substitute for individual medical or mental health advice and don't constitute a provider patient relationship. This, question is from a listener named Amy who writes, Hi, I'm a forty two year old married mother of five kids when I was younger, I struggled with an eating disorder and while I have mostly recovered still struggle at times intuitive eating was literally life changing for me and has helped so much in my recovery. However, I'm confused about how to implement some of the strategies with a large family I know that for my own recovery A. Big Part of rejecting diet culture was making certain trigger food's always available. So those foods did not bring feelings of restriction and then subsequent disordered eating behavior. However, I'm noticing that within my own family when we do have special food such as those found during holidays or parties in the house, the entire family seems to have the scarcity mindset and consume those foods at a higher rate simply because they're thinking better, eat it now before it's gone. which is totally true with so many people in our household special foods do not last long at all I really want to help my children avoid disordered eating, but it is simply not practical nor within our budget to keep those more desirable food's always available our family is well fed and there's always plenty to eat in the house. But when special occasions arise, we have special foods I feel like the better eat it now before it's gone. Slash. Scarcity mindset starts to kick in what do you suggest? How can I help my family avoid scarcity mindset with special foods when just by virtue of budgetary limits and the number of people living in our house, those special foods are more scarce. Thank you. So would love to hear your thoughts on that questions of a while. I love this question I relate to it and the listener who wrote it so much I too am a mom. I only have one kid not five. So we're on different both in that way but. I too am a mom and have a background as the listener says the eating disorder in her case. I always say disordered eating in mine because I never had a diagnosis even though the whole concept of how these things diagnosed can be problematic since I never had one I just had a disordered eating background and a part of my recovery that was incredibly important like a listener our rights is. A making the quote unquote I'm forbidden foods available and trying to make them just a normal low key part of how food flows through my life. So that I. Don't set myself up for the kind of restriction. Cycle, and also because I, I really enjoy food and so part of you know my recovery was just wasn't is about making these foods that I love and sort of limited just available so that I can enjoy them rate just for the sake of the pleasure Sell released a question on so many levels and first and foremost. I think I approach it as a mom and as a former kid. Dieter. We don't know when this person started their eating disorder they're dieting but I started when I was very, very young and so as a mom as now a five-year-old's. One of my main goals really in life as a mom is to raise a child who trust her appetite. Could trust her behavior around food and who can eat without a lot of drama and a lot of sort of negative emotional stuff happening at the same time. So I think that's a goal that this mom shares I think that's kind of underlying the question is. How do I help my family? Have a relationship with food that is pleasurable and? Not marked by a ton of drama, you know given her back nick event is the reality of of their budget and. You Know How put food on the table.
Show 31 Audio TV Show "Laughs" from 1988 - burst 1
"We hope you've been enjoying the podcast right now I'm going back to something I did a little over a month ago, and that is taking. One of the TV shows I, produced and bringing it straight over to the podcast in audio format. Now, it's been mentioned a couple times that at a short TV series on a local network television in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, one, ninety, two, called almost live at laughs unlimited and then in the late eighties eighty, eight, eighty, nine, I had a full twenty-six show series again on a local affiliate and it was called laughs and it. was a live taping of the shows and then presented on television. This was before the evening at the Improv in some the other shows that came bit later it was kind of breaking new ground but since it was only local holy local people thought. So it didn't really take off but we sure had a lot of fun producing it in the entertainer seemed to enjoy doing the television productions. So let me tell you about this week show it was originally aired in nineteen, eighty eight. It was part of the laughs TV series and this is a terrific one it features headliner. Timber. Door closing the show and there's a video presentation put together by partner Bob Stober ner and Carlos Allah's rocky. You may know that name he's the voice on several television cartoon characters was also one of the stars of Reno Nine, one one where he does the voice over and then the character Tony King is played by my partner Bob Stove. And I'll tell you a little bit more about that. We also have comedy and rap entertainment, a Phil Baumann something a little different and opening up the show one of our favorite regulars at the club. This guy came in all the time started off as a featured act ended up headlining are shows I, know you'll enjoy him. Let's hear it for Frank Prince.
Are Cell Phone Payment Plans Considered Debt?
"Brett is in Columbia South Carolina Hi Brent. Welcome to the Dave Ramsey show. Hey Dave Hey Rachel. Hey, what's up to my question for you today is me and my wife we've been working the baby steps. Baby step two, but we've come to a point now where we've got kind of a fork in the road it's basically, we're looking at our cell phone bill and we're wondering if we should go ahead and pay off our cell phones to lower our bill from about two sixty a month to one, ninety five or if we should take the six hundred and eighty dollars that it's GonNa take to pay that off to pay off another debt, which is six, hundred, ninety, two dollars. So, it's we're like, right they are added and I'm just like you know I see the financial advantages of lowering our monthly bill. But at the same time I'm like we can go ahead and knock out that debt and be out of it. Well, you got to pay it off this time time right? We're not gonNA keep the phone debt right? Right, right no. No, and actually as both for cell phone six, hundred, eighty, two dollars. That is the debt that we owe you know is is actually where my wife bought a new cell phone last year. Okay and she financed it through an outside company, the the six, hundred and eighty. That's that were kind of like paying. Views both of them are debts. Both of them are cell phones. And both of them are around six hundred and eighty dollars. Why would you just not pay both of them off? Well, that's what I'm asking is it's The cell phones that were paying through at and T.. It's part of our service contract and we're paying it through our service contracts and it's you finance moths at and T. Your wife financed her cell phone with one outside of at and T.. Correct. They're both debts. Okay. So you're saying it doesn't matter which one you pay off because in the end you're going to be paying off. One album anyway at the rate you're. Down you're probably GONNA, pay them both off this month. Aren't you? Doing anything that's not male band. been doing good. All right. Michigan now is that does that answer your question? Is that what you're wondering? Yeah I go I just didn't know. I figured. I, guess. Probably. Yeah. This is the this is the evil part of a t and T in verizon and so forth. Okay. When they finance your cellphone into your phone bill, you don't think of it as debt. Right yeah, and that's that's that's the great mystery of how they pulled pulled that wool over our eyes. It's soil debt. You still borrowed money as opposed to when I get a cell phone they're either giving me one because of the contract were on or I'm paying for it. Right. Then when I pick it up, one of the two it's going on you know we're we're paying for to mmediately. So we don't finance cellphones over on payments whether it is with the cell phone company or with an outside party, and it shouldn't you have. Then we're just going to get rid of that. They've changed over the past couple of years where it's like Kinda this like finagled thing within your bill, it is and it can be very, very confusing. So intentionally confusing hundred percent. Totally. To finance it, and they totally don't want you looking at the interest rate they totally don't want they just WanNa make it easy for you. Easy for it. That's what they want. Yeah beware of those people man I'm telling you just like anybody's GonNa make it easy. Yeah. That's problem.
Cryptocurrency Markets On The Edge
"Good opportunities over the way Kim markets wise We did say Bitcoin close up yesterday's candle good two percent. Saturday it was Dan Hoffa percents dawdling along Napa three jot rotten. Now, we're going to bullish candidates three point, four percent backing that cradles on the weekly right. Now, we had a weekly close up point six of a percent we closet eleven thousand, seven, hundred, twenty, four, the Pisa glidden thousand Mothers Bay. The raging will be fine some support now, we not out of the out of the woods yet. We could certainly say the market come back Deepa the limb five until he breakout through the high of loss wakes candle is still in the cards. Lost Weeks was eleven thousand, eight, hundred thirty. We get above the. Will Continue to say, Bitcoin, move off to what has been. Let's be honest. We over the last couple of weeks I mean. We saw that. bitcoin strong couple of wakes up seven point eight percent beckon the twentieth of July. Then the twenty seventh of July were up eleven percent. So a guy in a strong way. The third of August, the start of August, we saw the handle up five point five non then the tenth of August, two percent. Then we would down two point two, five in the last month. Last. Week out point six of Senator Forget as well. We've got the one month the month ending. Very very shortly. Murat. Month right now it's not huge is only three cents at stands lost month mother. July was up twenty, four, point two, nine percent. So. Big. Although has A. Date pullback and hasn't gone to not for a little while you know it's it's sort of slow dead off that big Brennan I wouldn't be surprised. To say, have a bit of a run because if you consider. Aman, where are we going back to the fifth wheel of scars most of August? Look we saw a low of August the low of the month. will go the low the month was ten, thousand, six, hundred, fifty, hot twelve, thousand, five, hundred. So let's let's US Mike the two thousand. Dull. Is Not crazy now it's not crazy at all. So it could say a bit of a kick on for bitcoin at pulling back a little bit on yesterday's That's like. Too much going on. We do have a four hour tried to let it thousand, seven hundred and seventy s where we have. A very already. So kicked on again, yesterday up seven point six, five percent. Closing the wake-up nausea strong a good ten percents point seven, five percent. That's a pretty, damn strong wait there for rough sell straight back off got grease the bull the Rod has a four, twenty, five, twenty, four. Down one percent Australia kicking apply there is well. Exiled did may the ten period moving average loss wake low with twenty five point three cents and closed at twenty nine point so I closed twenty point three it's now at twenty point three point, two percent and. Is Starting to get a little bit of follow through I. WanNa see. Except to a bit more before I. Get involved in this way be SR bitcoin cash sitting back down that way a cradles on. Yeah. Loss Waking. At one point four percent loss weight but to tell you walk. Josh Soda hanging above that two seven five. Region which has been acting as a bit of support that will be very interesting to see how he guy. Throughout the rest of the way swig oversee with just starting, considering where we backing to the four hundred has an arsenal trend. With currently it's an option at two hundred and seventy dollars and fifteen cents hoffa percent. Why Coins? Well, McLaughlin had I am. A RIP Day yesterday up ten point four, two percent and ready citing lot coins wake. It did have a lar- that came in fifty, three, eighty six but ended up closing at sixty to ninety four. That's a big swing up three point. I, said last week. A really strong way ready for math from lot one of the strongest ally the. Within our top ten wetness what goes on for the time being be as Vasil. So sickening that little weekly cried align. It's look it's pretty like lost of a BS vade. Puppy tends to move hard with law of one eighty, one last week and I have to I non closing one, ninety, six, eighty, six, one, get above two, hundred on base the. That's where the the movement will start to shine on through still gonNA lower to one on six seventeen point three, five off percent cod Donna on the weekly. Will it also rejected the lows of the wake lows at ten point two cents higher at twelve point seven and closing at eleven point seventy, five so. It's up a little bit. Wrought now has a little bit late. He's not worth talking about really
A Look At The Soon To Be Launched Statamic 3.0
"We are working on static three We announced it I think I was six. I was I just learned to ride a two wheel like and I said. Virgin threes, coming. In fast forward. Thirty one years here. I am It's how it feels as I mean at the at the one inch yard line. That's not doesn't make sense at the one yard line fourth and inches ready to I don't even watch a Lotta sports why using sports as a metaphor we're almost done and every every Monday. It's like, all right. We're GonNa Watch on Wednesday and then on Wednesday that close throat like probably, Monday? Yeah we're that close like we are so close that maybe Maybe, before this episode is live were launched. Nice. So you don't know what is the current status like the today is Monday three, ten pm eastern time yes. Is this a we're launching on Wednesday moment right now? No, no, no, no, no, no, no no. So on Friday I thought it was this next coming Wednesday, and then at four thirty, I found a section of the site that had been completely missed by my redesign and. Now. It's not just like it's not a lipstick page. It's like it's like a whole you X. thing. So I, have to spend a couple of days to work through that and when it affects the ability to buy something. Yeah. So it's bringing me next week pregnant next week early next week that seems like a good time to launch something. Yeah. Early next week sounds good I mean unless unless I like fall into a bucket adderall or something I think the only just GonNa take some more time. Yeah. Well. That's cool I. Hope you get it out then because that'll make for for some interesting podcast fodder for sure. So I guess like, got us this page that you discovered on Friday what else is kind of in the In the Tornado of launch. Launch Madness. So I mean there's there's a lot going into the relaunch. So it's Not just version bumper you click upgrade you know. We're changing the business model a little bit. The pricing structure is different. We're going like full open source. We have a free version that you can use for whatever okay you want what's the pricing difference? I'm always always loved to talk about pricing. So let's talk about it because it's it's too late to do anything about it. We already announced it. So here it is. What is it now like? Yeah. So right. Now as of August tenth at three twelve pm, it is a one, hundred, ninety, nine bucks one time for the life of the line. To like however long US v two. That's what it costs We have a free trial. You can use it like in Dev or for staging sites, but to launch site on ninety nine, that's it There's no other that's it So with V three, we are kind of going both directions. So we are pushing the price up to two fifty nine and we're adding an annual renewal that gives you support and updates. So that's fifty nine bucks a year. Per site, but we also have the free open source version for like Solo like hobby projects, personal site. So like a lot of people that are like Oh God I don't WanNa spend another fifty nine even more while probably don't have to pay anything for that site and it's gone really The sites that are higher of importance or have clients have teams working on them like what's the difference between one ninety, nine to fifty, nine, Yup. That makes sense to me. So. What's the difference in the Free Model? So currently, it's like free in development, right? So like running on local host, your building the site, you don't need a license to do that. But what is like the heuristic now for like you have to pay the two fifty nine People can use it for like what does it mean to use it? For quote unquote small sites or whatever. Yes. So we have like in the code, we lock out some features. So you get one super user account. You can't have multiple users. So you don't have permissions you don't have user groups you don't have all that stuff You don't have some of the more workflow team based features like revisions like you have different versions of content. So you can like you know schedule and publish you know like yet. So this version it's you've just had selective about trying to differentiate between like. kind of simple and sophisticated customers sort of choose. Things. Sophisticated people with budgets need that other people don't need. Those real time collaboration not that useful when you only have one user count, right? Yeah I would just. Turn that off also the get integration in the control panel so the assumption would be. that if you're a solo person, you're probably the developer right? Because if you only have one person on project, you should be able to code. and. So you don't need to control panel get stuff. So that will also be a pro pro feature.
Big tech CEOs testify before Congress
"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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These are really difficult crazy stressful times, and if you're trying to sort of cope, it could be helpful to find something that gets beyond like doom scrolling and like obsessive worried. But digs into what is really going on underneath the surface, and that's what the weeds is all about I. Matthew Yglesias. Weeds podcast here on the box meeting podcast network. This is podcast for people who really want to understand the policy debates and policy issues that shaping our world. We've seen now more than ever like how relevant policy is to our actual lives, but so much in the news isn't focused on really understanding and explaining detail way if that sounds good to you, join us for the weeds, every Tuesday and Friday to find out what's going on why matters and what we can do about it. You could download the weeds on apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. Tracy. When it comes to facebook I turn to you. FACEBOOK is patience consumer of startups as what we've learned. Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.
Matt Dillahunty, Jim Barrows, and the Monty Hall problem
"Imminent Ohio. Who wants to tell us how? The monty hall problem proves there's almost certainly no god how you doing. I'm good, thank you for taking my call man Jim Hello so! Could you start with explaining what the Money High Hall problem is for those people who don't know. Maybe if I sent the hypotheses, though this might go a little bit better, but I'll do it if that's what you think stupidest so I'll do it that way. so the the Monty Hall problem is the game show from the past, and the host would show you three doors ABC and he would ask you to There'd be a prized behind one of them, and then I think the goats behind the other two, and he would ask you to pick a door. And, so you'd say well I. Don't know. I gotta one in three shots here. all go with door. A I've always liked the letter A. and my wife's middle initials as so let's go with day. And those who say Oh really a well. Let me show you. What's behind door be so he'd open door. Be and you'd find out that there's a go there and so then you're going. Oh cool. So then the host would ask you a question and he would ask you. Do you want to change your vote now? You WANNA switch from door to door see. And you're thinking will no. I don't want to switch my vote. I had a one in three shot before. And now it's fifty fifty, so my my chances are. Ev improved. You know and I've always loved the letter. A. And my wife is never wrong, so I'll stick with A. And this is intuitively what you should be doing. Is You feel it feels like your chances of their increased? But the truth of the matter is is that your chances have not increased at all and what you're. You're what you're seeing. Here is a false choice between it's either. A or at, sea. But really it is a or is it. And so the chance you're correct, remained a one third chance and the chance that you're wrong. Is two-thirds see so? You really should absolutely switching your vote at this point, right? Sure and this is. This is a problem that they've gotten wrong a lot so I go. Well I mean anybody can go. You can go to wikipedia. Look this up. You can find youtube videos described this I. Remember hearing about it, you know when I was much much younger Maryland, Voss savant, or whatever had had written an article about it and people couldn't believe that you know you're that you should switch and all of a sudden. There's a number of ways when I want to know is what the hell does this have to do with God belief as a great question so I. Think this comes up a lot when people come in and call in and ask you about like Pascal Wager, or and I'm going to talk specifically about a call that happened with you guys back and say September, but P. People consider it to be and I'm just because I want to be crystal clear I'm going to say did God create the universe right, so people think it's either God created the universe, or it's not God created converts. And like literally. Caller. That's true God created. The Universe or God didn't create univer. That's true. That's just a straight dichotomy. That is true, and but but people like they see it as fifty fifty, but not fifty fifty. Is it I mean you obviously knew this you? You talked about this and that phone. Call that I'm referencing from a long time ago. it's more into. Is it yellow or is it not yellow, right? There's yellow things, and then there's red and orange things, and then there's all the other things that like you know. Doesn't even make sense and still nothing like the Monty Hall Problem Okay so I'm sorry. At least you threw me off by having me do that. Part I, so let me try to get there, so I'd like to. Explore what is the chance that God created the universe and what I'm going to do is assume a high chance. That God created the universe and a very low chance that not God created the inverse. Okay, so just because we're talking on a phone call here. I'M GONNA. Keep the numbers simple, but they're obviously more complex than this, but out of one out of one hundred chance. Let's give one out of one. Hundred is not God side I, assuming a very low chance. Something not God created the universe. This is where you'd find your universe, creating Pixel. And let's assume a very high chance. A God created the universe. The ninety nine chance out of one hundred eight guide, craving numbers, and just to be fair, because obviously you and I don't have a horse in this race. We'll give one chance to every God. We can think of God of the Bible that got around the God of the tour. You know north guys native American Gods Tom. No pause, you just completely screwed this to where it's completely untenable, you cannot have ninety nine options that God created the universe, and then assign one to each individual. God because only one of those can actually be correct, so you only have a one ninety eight now giving your example, you've already screwed up the math and options on this.
"one ninety second" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
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"one ninety second" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Ninety and one ninety two in Worcester and Marlboro and on up towards the Leominster stretch you're going to find snow covered roads of slow moving traffic keep your speeds down a number of minor spin outs situations also causing some problems for motorists most of them clearing up quickly but not all of them some of them are becoming a serious accidents travelling route ninety five from Waltham all the way down to canton at from canton all the way down towards Attleboro and again once you get all the way into the into Rhode Island you're going to find snow covered roads slow moving traffic be careful right in the downtown area we're seeing some delays on route one northbound and southbound getting through the Chelsea curve and up towards route sixty in revere barreling operate up and down route ninety three between Medford and route to ninety five in the Woburn area we're also seeing some heavy snow coming down those roadways are snow covered when you go out today your windows there on your car are going to be covered with snow take the time to clear them off completely and Bacardi is to other motorists in right now keep your speeds down and realize that visibility is poor it is thirty three degrees in Worcester thirty four degrees in Boston I'm jacquard WBZ traffic on the threes here's the four day WBZ accu weather forecast it'll be cloudy early this morning all forms of precipitation will change to snow especially from the south shore on north and west but along the south coast in the Cape and islands will be mainly rain lows between thirty three and thirty seven fall be forming as well some roads could become slick later today snow will mix with reading change to rain or drizzle this afternoon total accumulations averaging one to three inches although some areas north and west of four ninety five will get as much as six inches and these bots roads can be slick for awhile or temperatures slowly rising to near forty four along the coast late today clear and cold tonight lows.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KOMO
"One ninety two or propellant sure it's money update to Johnson and Johnson is going to start human testing of an experimental coronavirus vaccine by September the New Jersey based company said the vaccine could also be ready for emergency use authorization and early next year in addition the company CEO told NBC's today show that is shifting some manufacturing plants to make more Tylenol which has been hard to come by during the outbreak a Wall Street having a pretty good morning those stocks are up significantly this morning the Dow Jones industrial average of three hundred thirty six points that's about one and two thirds percent the S. and P. is up two percent the nasdaq is up one hundred eighty two points that's a gain of about two and a half percent hello news time seven fifty two will get back to kera then check your traffic next incredible products are made all over our state and the manufacturing experts at impact Washington can help your business grow Rick fansites here with anti president of stressor we are a cabinet maker but we specialize in bathroom vanities record in wouldn't bill house impact help stressor grow impact Washington has helped structure become more efficient in increasing our productivity so that we can build a better product and sales with our increased sales we've been able to keep up with that and maintain our reputation of being able to have a three week delivery than impact Washington this helped us do that we were producing in the range of forty units per day and now we can easily do fifty any business it's in the manufacturing pilot recommend using impact Washington it certainly work for structure we couldn't be happier with them and we.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"One ninety two three all right is that time of year for top everything a less so Thrillist has come out basically with a top of every category that you can think of when it comes down to a fast food but of course I want to focus on burgers because burgers are my passion so they have a list of the best burgers when it comes down to fast food and they also now this is where the world is going to hell in a handbasket they've also got a list of the best plant based burgers I am not going to even go down that list I'm not can even share from that list because my ally I am not interested Bronwyn in plant based burgers but let's talk about best burger so for you when you go out you want that fast food burger what what's your favorite where you like to go brown one honestly okay in and out okay no that's it out is a matter of fact I'm gonna scroll down on this list as far as the top fifteen in N. out was number two okay so yes so it's the double double and and I'm okay with that I love a good in N. out burger my problem with in N. out is I'm not a huge fan of the French fries but my son real but more often baked potatoes out there so my son turned me on to the next time you go I just ask for the fries well done and and a lot of salt and we're okay number one was Culver's a double butter burger with cheese I yeah I think it's a I think Congress is fantastic they put McDonald's at number three with a quarter pounder in cheese my bag I guess my biggest problem with the loss was water burger was at number four what a burger for me you go you ever go to water burger yeah one of my favorites and you gotta get the green chilies like any burger at water burger you throw on the green chilies and it is an absolute game changer in Arizona thing the green chilies I think it is an Arizona thing because when I went to water burger in Dallas and keep in mind what a burger was founded I want to say San Antonio Austin area I ordered a hamburger there with green Chiles and they look at me like I was absolutely.
"one ninety second" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The ten year one ninety two and the oil price fifty six sixty three a barrel shot okay this it took about those those talks to the moment with the president trump saying today the United States and China close to significant phase one deal at the same time the president of the economic club of New York that penalties on China will increase if a deal is not done we don't like to deal with going to substantial raise their staffs they could be raised very substantially and it's good to be true for other countries that mistreat us too because we've been mistreated by so many countries doubles is that today that nobody's cheated better than China at the World Trade Organization meantime China's global times responding calling that trump's comments a lot of Chriss criticism but nothing new and the papers of the US administration really believes that ally repeated a thousand times a becomes truth the White House is reportedly eyeing a middle class tax cut again more on that from Bloomberg's let recall ski The Washington Post says president trump's advisors are looking at whether the president should propose a fifteen percent tax rate for the middle class as part of his reelection campaign that's after the G. O. P. faced criticism for its twenty seventeen tax law which made cuts for individuals temporary but cuts for the wealthy permanent the changes also resulted in an increase in taxes for some middle class taxpayers in largely democratic states the tax cut two point oh effort is being led by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow I'm Laurie Kaski Bloomberg daybreak Asian another luxury brand reporting pain it is home com business a civil unrest intensifies system is very common let's get to the mix of on them the maker of those upscale Italian shoes and silk scarves says sales in Hong Kong fell forty five percent last quarter that's more than a twenty five percent reported by the owner of Louis Vuitton and the thirty five percent by the owner of Gucci but they're gonna also says that offset falling sales in Hong Kong was strong growth in mainland China growth there jump fifteen percent excluding currency fluctuations Jeffrey says that Hong Kong's days as a luxury hub are numbered but others in the retail industry has said it could bounce back in Hong Kong on the vine then Bloomberg daybreak Asia well Disney's new streaming service glitched out in its debut today some users of the Disney plus app reported crashes as they try to use this service but mark boy been head of media and tech services at PJ Solomon says even with the issues today's move for Disney is transformative if you think about how cable television broadcasts has slowly evolved to streaming we're gonna see a big change in the next several years as more and more companies migrate their content to streaming and you start to involve consumers from cable TV over to streaming and what Disney said was that some of the glitches was all down to just huge demand that exceeded its highest expectations we had new Star Wars and the Mandalorian trending on social media all day rich right we go class is it right here in Hong Kong between police and protesters are not confined to weekends or indeed evenings anymore this is all changing it Baxter he's got global knees and bring back a nine sixteen.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"One ninety two three the last person that thinks we need more government in our lives in any way shape or form but I'm willing to entertain the idea that we might need someone to step in here now I want to couch it by saying I think we should get rid of something else to do that but having said that if you think about our food supply we have got government agencies that are in charge of making sure food is safe in some way shape or form that there are standards that are met right arm we've got a government agencies that make sure cars are built correctly safely and that you know airlines meet certain standards you know for the for the general public but you can understand that you know twenty thirty years ago there wasn't a need for any sort of a government agency to be the watchdog over our data over basically be internet our privacy privacy on the internet exactly currently there is a bit of a wild west and it sold to the individual providers the individual apps the individual website site that pinky swear we promise we're doing our best to put it into perspective for you when you had macbook laptops there were over heating they became like a fire hazard right we have the consumer product safety commission issue a warning okay then you learn that Fitbit yeah you know the wrist band yeah exactly the new version some people were developing a skin rash there were some blisters couple years ago they were called about a million of those tracking devices yeah but after apple learned that facetime video chat allow people you know to listen in on conversations of the people that they called the area and get an answer your phone yeah did did you know about that one did you know about strada which is my my husband use of like mountain biking okay okay it's it's a fitness tracking out and they they put out all the maps of of people in their workout routines exposing your locations and where you are yeah nobody knew about that city so the argument is if we have government agencies regulations whatever take this from all these other things is it time that there were minimum standards set for privacy data protection we have government agencies to protect us about prescription drugs let us so we have a government agency is to protect us regarding automobiles we have government agencies that protect us yeah about you know investors and and and stock sales yeah we have nothing on privacy and data especially in this world where so much of that could really you in fact harm you we are the only developed nation without some sort of like consumer data protection law no the F. T. C. you know they they dabble in this a little bit of yeah I have come with their side Hassel they're not really and doing much about it it's just when the you know things go haywire with Facebook or Google they may seven a little right here or there because the system we have now is as opposed to any sort of proactive measures it is reacting to data breaches it's reacting to when there's like this leak and you find out this app or this website we've been doing what yes see and and this is where like I don't trust a lot of technology and I know that like to some people it sounds like I'm an alarmist we found like I look like I need to change the can foil you know hot that I'm wearing yes the Amish community I thank you to come back but again I hear all of these things of you know see read not series but more like Alexia listening in an Alexa recording people when they haven't used I keep saying that word I'm probably activating people's devices right now sorry but listening in and recording even if you don't say the wake up world word or whatever it is and I just don't I just don't trust it I don't trust these massive corporations with my dad I even though I know they have a ton of it because the the mind it all the time and I don't quite know exactly how everything works and everything that they're getting I would be more open to technology if there was some sort of oversight but here here's where I C. V. being the problem coming in on the like the lettuce industry let's use that okay and whether we're finding what Listeria or E. coli or whatever and and the types of tests have to be do you think that any government agency would ever be enough on the cutting edge that they would understand much less be able to regulate kind of weird I'm not saying I have our senators are congressmen and women monitor this because they obviously don't know what's going on as evident by the hearings that we've seen with tech giant apple no idea no idea but no you get some experts in there is it going to be a hundred percent no but if they can get it to seventy I'd be pretty happy because right now I feel like we're at zero Tim interesting thought you know and when were okay with and we expect government to protect us on a variety of ways.
"one ninety second" Discussed on 600 WREC
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"one ninety second" Discussed on 600 WREC
"One ninety two point one quick question here folks you know the Democrats debate they were two of my Wednesday and Thursday night no Tuesday Wednesday night owned Thursday about four times the audience last night the Democrats four times but it was anyway my question all these Democrats attacking Barack Obama by virtue of attacking might how come that is not considered race hello from sunny South Florida asking that rhetorically I'm sure this is it every place for African Americans live any mention of an African American any criticism the left immediately point fingers Addison's as racist raises their racist it's racist these people don't what do you want the three million people of color server with one using racism we know why because the Democrats are not capable of being racist a way ratings race to have you with us Rush Limbaugh institute for advanced conservative media and everything else that matters studies including.
"one ninety second" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Here's a tender little tale fresh from the trail about a cowboy fell in love with a cow girl named Dale it was love at first sight that's what they said sweet something sure went to their heads they walked and talked and shot the breeze held hands and kissed under the trees then the cow girl whispered let's get some food so they rode on to a place that looked good found a Roy Rogers restaurant just around the band cowboys said wasn't Royce some kind of legend cow girl said works for me how about you cow boy smiled I like it too folks of Roy said they're happy dues y'all sit right down here Buckaroos before too long they were feeling at home cowboys said a lot better than where the buffalo roam three piece combo is a tasty surprised new chicken tenders soft drinks and fries each big tender was specially chosen the chicken was hand breaded fresh never frozen when they had their fill they said their goodbyes cowboys said we'll be back there's lots more to try folks at Royce said see you soon you too meanwhile happy trails to you door dash is now available at dissipating restaurant but it W. one ninety two point one Memphis morning news it is seven fifteen a temperature of seventy degrees making Nichols joins us in about thirty minutes in the mean time in about three and a half seconds Andrew Clark senior joins us the host.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Is e two four one one ninety two three one or the other things that we do, as far as being that resource hub is, we want to provide you with an array of experiences of Vance, where you can come and not only be with, like minded people like minded entrepreneurs, but get the training that you need the training that your company requires in order to be successful and more importantly, get to that, next level, and generate more leads generate more sales generate more income and increase that bottom line. And one of these said, events, we're very very excited is coming up this Thursday, June thirteenth, it's going to be right here, the KTAR studio. So if you've never stopped by if you've never seen what the radio studio looks like here's your chance to not only check out the studio, but be part of a half day digit. Title marketing workshop if your business derives by having online presence than this half day digital marketing workshop is for you. It is regularly ninety nine dollars, but we do have a few spots left, what we're going to do is we're going to open up a few spots left for the first couple business owners to text the word workshop to four one one ninety two three we're going to get you a special discount code one hundred percent discount code for you to be able to attend. Our facilitator, this day is going to be, or is one of the nation's of Fatah leaders. When it comes down to digital marketing matter of fact, she just got back from Austin, Texas teaching a four hour workshop at the digital summit, when the digital summit, rolls around here into Phoenix each and every year, they ask her to do the four hour workshop, she's going to give you some incredible tools, not only to analyze your website to give you some great tools, and it's more than just theory. And this is what makes our workshops, so unique, it's it's you're not. Going to get in you dated with just theories and concepts and things that you can't do. And you can't apply to yourself. You're gonna actually get tools that the expert uses and you're gonna get a step by step process that experts use when they when they consult, and they work with other companies regarding their digital marketing strategies. If you're interested in this opportunity, this Thursday, want you to text the word workshop to four one one ninety two three that's workshop to four one one nine two three. The horror stories are endless out there. I work with a consult. I coach a lot of business owners out there. A lot of companies have engaged digital marketing companies SEO companies, whatever the case is one of the things that, that, that really serves as one of the biggest challenges for us as CEO's is not understanding. What is really going on not being able to manage our own expectations? And a lot of respects we just flat out just gotta have faith that this company knows what they're doing that. They're, they're not ripping us off that they are. Above board that they got the right cadet credentials. So even if you are a CEO and you have nothing to do with your digital marketing strategies the limitation of your digital marketing strategies this is not only a great event to bring your digital marketing crew, but also a great event for you to come and get a little bit of hands on experience, and get an overview of what your digital marketing department or what your digital marketing company should be doing for you. So this event will be for you as well. If you're in sales, and again, if you're trying to figure out the right tactics in order to build your online presence through whether it's organic search or paid search, we're gonna have a paid search expert attend a webinar and facilitate and.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
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"one ninety second" Discussed on Eat This, Not That!
"Why it's like I don't have a connection to it. Which is probably probably good thing. And here's why slice apple pie. Two hundred thirty calories. Slice of pumpkin pie. One hundred ninety two calories. Pumpkin pie is literally one of the best pies. You could have for dessert have to slices. It's not only is it lower in calories. But pumpkins really high beta carotene. So, you know, it's it's there is some nutritional value. They're just saying some fibers fiber. It's not can pie. Like, this is what desert it's supposed to be. A slice of pecan pie is six hundred forty five calories. So almost seven hundred calories. So you need to stockpile. A lot of calories through those throws early ran rounds to get yourself pecan or pecan pie. Because if you think about it a slice of apple at two thirty a slice of pumpkin one ninety two two slices still better off than one slice sweet potato pie. So so I'm definitely I'm I'm doubling down on the pies. Going apple at two thirty. I'm going pumpkin at one ninety two same for you add this up. I know it's me is is these are just the bare bones like my family does a whole fruit in nut course, for dessert. What about the column owed the ice cream on the pile like like, this is just a bare bones estimate. And we'll see where we're at. Do. You see the smoke coming out of my calculator as I as I tally tell him this up. This is giving it a workout over there. I haven't added like this since high school probably. We're not we're not doing too bad here. Okay. Megan where do you think what do you think we we we've round about the same by the way, we're we're very similar in our in our thanksgiving? Menu options here in our more importantly, our choices. So this there's a very good reason. We're doing the show together. We apparently, we're we're very similar where do you think? Where do you think you you tell it out? Okay. Math is my thing. And I haven't even been keeping track. So just as summating off the top of my head. I'd say maybe like thirty four hundred pretty darn close. Really? So we came in three thousand two hundred twenty eight calories. So now that being said, I probably fit a little bit and gave myself a little more credit. Like, I probably spend a little more calories on the apps than I probably have. And you know, like, my love affair with sweet potato casserole. I gave myself one serving it's probably two servings plus the mashed potatoes. So look there's probably a swing of another five hundred calories maybe in there. So maybe it's thirty seven hundred but again, right right below that that average of forty five hundred calories. That's that's the thing. We're trying to do here. I it doesn't matter. It's this is the one day of year where? It's like forget it forget the numbers. Like this was a fun game. The only reason that we actually did. It was just kinda highlight. Like all the right foods that are available and to underscore that that there is an impact that your choices have. And if if if you do want to save some calories like I said like Bank those calories for dessert, man. Because there's probably going to be not just the pies is probably gonna be treated cookies, if I'm at my parents house, there's going to be a scoop of ice cream that's going on with that pie or some whip cream. So all those things are going to add up. So we're probably going to be at the end of the day. We're probably both around that forty five hundred calories, but it's the one day year, you get back on the horse the next day, and well aside from that like leftover sandwich where you're kind of taking the Turkey and the stuffing and the cranberry sauce, and you're buttering the bread and you're like, so maybe there's a little bit of carryover..
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
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"one ninety second" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Of at you local one ninety two the union representing a c transit drivers says new protections for bus drivers are in the works just ahead on kcbs dishes by cold in the south bay we're one of the top candidates for the open seat on the board of supervisors is facing sexual harassment allegation kcbs news time went away we update you're right at the traffic center there being held down this morning by frank munich were still continuing to see the cleanup of a crash on northbound six eighty in pleasanton this was just before burnell two cars involved in this one car off of the roadway into some trees and bushes off the side of that freeway flares apparently in the third lane from the left to as well as this crash is in the process of being cleared the good news is that all but that third lane from the left has now been reopened we had all lanes shut down at one point and pretty good backup before burnell avenue that has now completely dissipated approaching the scene this traffic report is brought to you by tomorrow sleep all but the left lane still shut down over the altima pass this is because of cal trans roadwork on westbound five eighty from grantline road out to north flim the top of the pass and those are the exact parameters of the slow and goes is traffic is funneled into that far left lame the good news is we're not seeing any delays on the bay bridge heading into or out of san francisco looking at the.
"one ninety second" Discussed on SOFREP Radio
"On page one ninety two and it said that the we're not doing that so baby awoke editor very good npr boy especially people call in and they're like you to angry wanna talk in that voice that you just did which is pretty ravaged actually just there on friday oxley jason delgado in at in the end or no hanje noone will talon wealth all god jason delgado at npr would be i went on npr once with brandon they've nice studio their yoyou everything is like state of the art book hey because like taxpayerfunded so it was a good podcast though um some their stuff is great i mean or arms it wasn't a podcast radio on it was a very good show that we are on i'm trying to remember the guy's name um but it was very good i felt were talking about benghazi i feel like we had a very good discussion i'm glad that they were objective about it because a lot of a lot of the more left wing media didn't even want to talk though there were still yeah they were you know the host was totally objective about is just ask minutes questions and allowed us to answer you know the manner we saw fit that's all right so this email is from my stephanie i sent to suffer dot radio soffer dot com so keep these coming the oregonian had a story posted on july seven about shongwe lawn kim forty one and iraq war veteran who grew up in portland and is being held by federal immigration agents in tacoma detention center and could be deported to south korean articles online an exit oregon live on the article says he came here to america as a small child and grew up being american went into the military and served honourably now he suffers from ptsd and looks like he has made some wrong terms in his life resulting in getting arrested.
"one ninety second" Discussed on AP News
"One ninety two regular ending high except in fifty three dollars the price of diesel is also down averaging added about fifty one a gallon down to serbs from two weeks ago most of the pollution in europe is caused by coalfired power stations according to the european union european environment agency reviewed emissions the from fifty five thousand industrial plants in 2015 the latest available data it said in its report that half of the plants responsible for the largest releases of air and water pollution would in britain with a total of fourteen germany was second with seven followed by france and poland with five each pulled said good progress is being made by the eu toward its climate and energy policy objectives would 2020 and 2030 i ever it it said kohl is still the most used fuel in large combustion plants despite a decreasing amount being used over recent years the federal financial consumer watchdog agency's move to bradley ben the use of socalled arbitration clauses groups the people onto file a class action lawsuit against the bank or other financial company consumer advocates been pushing for years for a stricter federal regulation of these types of clauses with most likely the face push back from the banking industry and the republicancontrolled congress the consumer financial protection bureau will still allow arbitration to be used in individual cases but in spanning things from using arbitration clauses when a group of consumers is involved because most individuals never reach the arbritration level it's affectively a ban on most forms of arbitrary shen the rules take effect in sixty days from when it's published in the.
"one ninety second" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"One ninety two three to comment on that yeah what i was thinking is your route most of these companies are looking to retain culture fats and so that's when when you think back to our that the reason at some point in to go to our website an review the stories are the profiles or their vision or values statements as you wanna make sure that you're a line with that company because that companies going to make sure that you are good fit for them a good culture fed that's how they all keep their turnover down and once you get your foot in the door you'll have monday and i mean let on limited opportunities to advance your career if you do your research on the company the culture the position that you're looking for a one advancement opportunities that you happ the other thing i i wentz mention i'm with are coming career event we have a lot of technology companies coming out there looking for technology people an companies like dignity health and charles schwab who you one think would have i team jobs those are companies that that people should be looking out so so doing your research and just instead of thinking out charles schwab is to you know an investment of financial firm well here in arizona they have the largest them play population and the and you can look for technology careers leadership careers management careers salt well on the research well in my house we've got a i am is on the locks we've got a smart tv we got all kinds of stuff i mean i i need a full time i t person just run my house so i've never shocked with the with the technology opportunities out there but if you like some more information again going tx where job before one one ninety two three fewer and a if you're an employer looking to hire some great military personnel bad your team in get involved on the so event and again if you were to military personnel in you're looking whether actor retired look for job sort job to four one one ninety two three i so just got last pitches so military people kind of on offense on why why should the attend the so i mean and what makes it different what makes your company different well one of the things.