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A highlight from 1410: Bitcoin Will Hit $10,000,000 Per Coin - Binance CEO CZ
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis. And also I'm going to be sharing with you a 48 ,700 Bitcoin price target, pre halving according to a top analyst. Also did you know it was exactly six years ago today, China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time and ever since the Bitcoin price action is up 600 % and the mining hash rate is back at all time highs. Also quitting Max Kaiser, Bukele has restored the human rights to 7 million Salvadorians that have been taken away by murderous runts, the British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story of the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele -nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice preach. Also in today's show, Mt. Gox repayments delayed yet again. Creditors are waiting on Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash and Yen payments until next year in 2024. We'll also be discussing, according to this latest report, Coinbase currently holds 5 % of the entire Bitcoin supply in existence. That's right. While Coinbase holds 25 billion in BTC, the exchange only owns around 200 million in Bitcoin and its wallets. We'll also be discussing the catalyst, which will catapult the Bitcoin price action. According to skybridge capitals, Anthony Scaramucci will also be discussing the latest with the Binance CEO CZ setting the record straight on $250 million loan claims. That's right. The US court had recently denied an inspection plea by the SEC. I'll be breaking down this latest FUD and speaking of CZ, the Binance CEO predicts the Bitcoin price will reach $10 million per coin. In fact, a couple of years back in an interview, he said, if all of the major institutions allocate 1 % Bitcoin, we're going to see 1000 X or more growth of the Bitcoin price. And if you run the math, 1000 times today's price action is 26 to $27 million per BTC. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam. This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at crypto news alerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net and welcome everyone just joining us. This is podcast episode number 1410. I'm your host JV and today is September 23rd, 2023. So welcome to another sat stacking Saturday. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do here each and every day, seven days a week. We can see Bitcoin back in the green trading above 26 .6 and we also have ether back in the green trading at roughly $1 ,600. The market cap is sitting at 1 .06 trillion with roughly 17 billion in volume. In the past 24 hours, we've got Bitcoin dominance at 49 .1 % and the ether dominance at 18 .2 % as Bitcoin continues outpacing Ethereum and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we've got theta lead in the pack up 7 % trading just under 64 cents followed by rocket pool up 4 % trading at $21 .63, followed by chain link up 4 % trading at $7 .18 and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, we have WeMix leading this pack up 15%. We have PLS up 8 .2 % and XRD up 11, I mean 7 .4 % and checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated a 47, which is neutral. Yesterday was a 43 in fear, last week also a 43 and last month a 41 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you have been stacking M -Sats and taking advantage of the recent dip in dollar cost averaging? Let me know. And how many of you are anticipating Bitcoin price action to maybe dip a little further south before packing some new positions? Let me know how you feel with the current status. And also just quick reminder, we're almost at the end of September historically, September is the worst month out of the entire year for the Bitcoin price action, but it's always followed by up tober, which is historically one of the most bullish months for Bitcoin. So we only have another week until we get out of September. So we'll see how this is likely to play out. Let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Bitcoin failed to reclaim 27 ,000, though we came close. It stalled at 26 ,500 as of right now. Meanwhile, the altcoins are in no better shape with minor losses coming from most of the larger cap ones. With Chainlink, the only one with a notable price increase. So last week was expectedly less volatile, aside from the brief spike on Saturday that pushed Bitcoin then to the multi -day peak of 26 ,400. But after failing to continue upwards, Bitcoin retraced at 26 ,000 and spent the rest of the weekend there. Then Monday didn't start all that positively either, but finished the way. Bitcoin went on the offensive and soared above 27 ,000 for the first time in weeks, but then shortly dumped after. But the bulls kept the pressure on and pushed Bitcoin to a new 20 -day peak at 27 ,500 on Tuesday. The next few days were rather calm with Bitcoin maintaining 27 G's, even after the US Fed's decision to stop raising the interest rates. Yet Bitcoin's momentum disappeared by Friday as it fell to 26 ,400. It even tried to bounce off the end of the day, but failed and currently stands at 26 ,500. Its market cap is south of 520 billion, while its dominance over the alts still just inches shy of 49%. So there you have it. And as we mentioned a little earlier, the altcoins, a lot of them are also in the red with the exception of Chainlink, which seems to be outpacing the rest of the major alts. Now for a prediction from Titan of Crypto, here's what he shared on X. Bitcoin 48 ,700 before the halving rocket ship to the moon. You might want to bookmark this one. Fam, never in history the halving occurred without Bitcoin reaching the 78 .6 % Fibonacci retracement level. So first off, first cycle price reached this four months before the halving, and the second cycle it was two months before, and then on the third cycle it was 12 months before. The next halving is now roughly six months away. Bitcoin might reach the 78 .6 % Fibonacci level within this period as it currently lies at 48 ,700, but the million dollar question remains, will this time be different? So as we enter this fourth halving, let me know where you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to hit before we have liftoff. I mean, obviously that would be a bullish scenario setting us up for a perfect price discovery in 2024 post halving. So I cannot wait. I hope the analyst is right. And if you didn't know, it was exactly six years ago. China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time because guess what? You can't ban Bitcoin. You can try. Good luck with that. And ever since the price action on the King Crypto is up 600 % and the mining hash rate continues to hit all time highs. And as you know, hash rate is a good indicator for the strength of the network, meaning the market cap is just north of only $500 billion. And as Max points out here, referring to Bukele, he has restored the human rights of 7 million Salvadorans that have been taken away by murderous runts. The British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story, the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele Nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice. Massive shout out to Najib Bukele and the people of El Salvador. Which country do you feel is likely to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender next? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments below. I feel it's going to be another Latin American country. I'd say a great candidate for that is Argentina, which has hundreds of millions of people. We have Javier Malay, the pro presidential candidate. There is a 70 % chance plus that he is elected as the president. And we already know the likelihood he could make Bitcoin a legal tender, especially being orange -pilled by Max Keiser, who is the senior Bitcoin advisor for President Bukele. As Max has already announced, he can't wait to touch down in Buenos Aires to orange pill Javier Malay. Then we also have Mexico. We have people like Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico, very pro Bitcoin, claiming Bitcoin has been his best investment ever because, again, Max orange -pilled him back in 2014. Then we have Brazil and so many other countries that make Bitcoin a potential to become legal tender. And we all know that's going to be a game changer. And that's just another catalyst on top of the Bitcoin halving scheduled in six months in 2024, plus the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States. So can you say fireworks lays ahead? Let's go. Now let's discuss the latest more bullish news, meaning Mt. Gox is going to be delaying these payments, which means no crypto is going to be dumped onto the open market anytime soon, which again is good for the hodlers. Check it out. Now we got Nobuaki, the Mt. Gox trustee in charge of the funds owed to the exchange creditors, updated the public on September 21st, two days ago, according to the trustee, because of the lengthy discussions with specific payment providers, he could not make the October 31st deadline. That was the initial deadline, fam. And because of this reason, the repayments will start next year. And so they say, quitting him here. Therefore, with the permission of the Tokyo district court, the rehabilitation trustee changed the deadline of the base repayment, the early lump sum repayment and the intermediate repayment from October 31st, 2023 Japan time to October 31st, 2024 Japan time, respectively. By the letter of the Kobashi details, the Mt. Gox creditors waited nine years for payments. Good Lord. Currently, they're owed one hundred and forty one thousand six hundred and eighty six BTC plus one hundred and forty two thousand eight hundred and forty six Bitcoin cash and sixty nine is that billion yen. Good Lord. I'd love to know what that equates to in dollars anyways, though the delay has been extended. The creditors who have completed their claims might receive the payment by year's end, quoting them again. Rehabilitation creditors who have provided the necessary info to the rehabilitation trustee will see the payments made in a sequence as early as the end of this year, according to the letter. However, this schedule could change. Kobashi also said that due to the high volume of inquiries regarding the process, the rehabilitation team might not respond promptly. Well, that doesn't sound so promising, but I guess it's a good sign that most of this cash is not going to be dumped off any time soon, as there's a lot of FUD that's always circulating. The Mt. Gox, you know, sell off is going to crash the entire market. I think that is very unlikely and is nothing more than FUD. And again, we're gearing up for the most bullish sentiment in the four year cyclical cycle amongst us in twenty twenty four. So versus being in fear, I would be very optimistic about what's to come for the king crypto and the crypto market as a whole. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss the largest crypto exchange in the United States. Clearly, it is Coinbase. The CEO is Brian Armstrong. But did you know, according to this latest report, they currently control and own over five percent of the Bitcoin in circulation. That's pretty hefty. And let's break this one down. And how many of you have used the Coinbase crypto exchange before? Let me know in the comments below. Here we go. Blockchain intelligence platform ARKAM recently identified the crypto exchange Coinbase holds almost one million Bitcoin in its wallets like, whoa, the coins are worth more than twenty five billion dollars at the current prices. Now, according to ARKAM, the exchanges holdings amount to almost five percent of all the existing Bitcoin. ARKAM said Coinbase holds a total of nine hundred forty seven thousand seven hundred and fifty five BTC. And at the moment, Bitcoin circulating supply is around nineteen million four hundred ninety three thousand five hundred thirty seven, according to coin info on CoinGecko. And as ARKAM shared here on X, ARKAM now identified twenty five billion of Bitcoin's Coinbase reserves with one million, approximately Bitcoin on chain. This makes Coinbase the largest Bitcoin entity in the world on ARKAM, with almost five percent of all the Bitcoin in existence, almost as much as Satoshi Nakamoto. Crazy, right? Furthermore, ARKAM noted that it has tagged and identified thirty six million Bitcoin deposits and holding addresses used by the exchange. And according to ARKAM, Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around ten thousand BTC. And based on the exchanges financial reports, the intelligence company believes that Coinbase has more Bitcoin than are yet labeled and could not be identified. And while Coinbase holds over twenty five billion worth of Bitcoin in its wallets, the exchange only owns around ten thousand of all the Bitcoin in which it holds, which is roughly two hundred million dollars, according to the recent data. Meanwhile, community members express varying reactions to the news about the amount of Bitcoin on the centralized exchange in which they hold. Some believe it's a sign to withdraw their Bitcoin from the exchanges, warning hodlers not to wait until the exchanges start to halt withdrawals. Others say that since there are legitimate concerns over cold wallets, there is no good way to store your assets. I'd like to chime in real quick. Obviously, if it's not your keys, it's not your coins. So while a custodian such as Coinbase can hold your crypto, you've got to also note that it's not yours. So if something were to happen, hypothetically, like we've seen with FTX and the collapse last year, then not your keys, not your coins, they don't belong to you at the end of the day. So you've got to start to weigh the risk reward with having a custodian such as Coinbase or a centralized exchange hold your coins versus taking the responsibility for yourself and learning how to self custody your own crypto and call storage such as with a Bitcoin cold wallet, such as a treasure. So I just wanted to point that out. There's no right or wrong way to hold your crypto. You've got to do what's in your best interest, of course. So, you know, I mean, just want to keep it real at the end of the day. So check it when it comes to Bitcoin ownership by companies, business intelligence for MicroStrategy still owns most Bitcoin. I believe it's over one hundred and fifty two thousand eight hundred BTC, to be exact, worth over four billion dollars at the time of this recording, making them the largest publicly traded company to have Bitcoin on their balance sheet. Now, another major company that controls over six hundred thousand BTC is Grayscale in their GBTC product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which they just recently had a lawsuit against the SEC with the plan to convert their trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF. So considering they already control the underlying asset in the sum of over six hundred thousand BTC makes them a pretty strong contender. Wouldn't you agree? Let me know your thoughts, fam. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the Bitcoin price likely to catapult along with the altcoin to coin to SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci. Let's break this down. Shout out to the Mooch, SkyBridge Capital founder Scaramucci is detailing how one catalyst could have a bullish impact on Bitcoin, as well as the alt. In an interview with the Wolf of Wall Street, Scott Melker Scaramucci says that a spot Bitcoin ETF could be approved in the first quarter of twenty twenty four, which seems to be a ninety five percent likelihood, according to top ETF analyst at Bloomberg, Eric Balchunes. So according to SkyBridge Capital founder, the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF and the Bitcoin halving, which is expected to occur in April of twenty twenty four, could combine to ignite a crypto bull market. No, it's not. It could combine. It will combine. Just saying. Quitting him here as Wall Street or products on Wall Street are sold, they are not bought. And so there is going to be tens of thousands, if not one hundred thousand plus people at these Wall Street firms selling these products to their traditional investors. So people that are in Bitcoin understand the finite supply of Bitcoin, right? We all know there's a finite limited supply, 21 million, and they understand the nature and the quality the Bitcoin has. This will push Bitcoin up. Of course, it will have a dramatically positive effect on the altcoin market because it will lead to more capital into digital properties so people can think whatever they want. They can think short term about the near term volatility of Bitcoin. But these macro positive factors are overwhelming. And according to Scaramucci, the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF filed by giant asset managers such as BlackRock, who controls over 10 trillion in assets under management and Fidelity, that controls over four and a half trillion in assets under management, can see Bitcoin increasing its market cap by roughly 24 times from the current level. We'll send it. Let's go quoting the Mooch here. It is important that now the largest asset manager in the world who started out with some level of skepticism related to digital assets and Bitcoin is now willing to adopt Bitcoin. I mean, I guess they mean BlackRock is willing to adopt Bitcoin, but even more important than that, they're willing to explain to their clients. I think BlackRock now has 13 trillion dollars in assets under management. So for them, seven trillion for Fidelity. While these numbers are higher than I even imagine, while their clients need exposure to digital property like Bitcoin. And so we have a five hundred billion dollar plus market for Bitcoin. So you and I know gold is at 12 trillion ish, depending on where it's trading. But yes, 12 trillion. There is no reason why Bitcoin couldn't get gold. So there you have it. And to watch this video interview he did with Scott Melker entitled 37000 Bitcoin. Can it skyrocket 35 percent? Check the show notes below the video in the description. And I think we all could agree it's only a matter of time before Bitcoin returns to price discovery mode, virtually meaning entering new all time highs. My personal prediction is sometime in 2024, considering the two biggest catalysts, which we just covered, the Bitcoin halving and Bitcoin ETF approval, which we know is going to be a given, especially considering the SEC is not going to be able to push it back and push back that deadline any longer because, you know, they just they have been pushing it back now for 10 years while they continue to approve futures ETFs, which can allow them to spoof and manipulate the market, which is all by design. At the end of the day, there's not new under the sun and three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. But just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the ongoing fight against CZ, the finance CEO with this 250 million dollar loan. And then I'll be breaking down his 10 million dollar price prediction and in fact sharing a transcription of him claiming that Bitcoin can thousand X from the current price, which would ultimately mean not 10 million, but we're talking twenty six to twenty seven million dollars per coin. Let's break this down. So here we go. First, with the FUD, the Binance CEO, CZ Shangping Zhao had refuted a recent report alleging that he received the 250 million dollar loan from BAM Management, the company that serves as the holding entity for Binance US. Now, how many of you have used Binance US or Binance before as the exchange? Let me know, fam. The development comes amidst Binance's struggles with plunging trading volume as the world's largest crypto exchange faces mounting lawsuits and increased scrutiny, regulatory which seems to all be by design by the SEC and the regulators. Right. The report published by Decrypt September 19th drew its conclusions from court documents associated with the ongoing lawsuit involving Binance and the United States. SEC, according to the news agency's interpretation, the Binance US legal representatives asserted in the documents that BAM Management US Holdings had issued a quarter billion dollar convertible note to CZ back in December. CZ, however, challenged the accuracy of the report when he tweeted the following. The amount of wrong information is just they got the direction wrong. I loaned 250 million dollars to BAM a while back, not the other way around, and have not taken it back. The Binance CEO clarified that the loan arrangement was, in fact, the opposite of what was reported in the post. The exec explained that he had extended a 250 million dollar loan to BAM Management and asserted that he had not yet received the payment. So there's nothing new under the sun. Just more FUD, it seems like, fam. The legal battle has taken a toll on Binance US, which saw a flurry of employee departures. The US SEC alleged that Binance was not cooperating in the ongoing probe and even claimed that BAM refused to make essential witnesses available for deposition. Concerns were also raised on CEFFU, which happens to be a custody service offered by Binance's international arm, Binance Holdings Ltd. The SEC's filing claimed that the platform appeared to be in violation of a previous agreement designed to prevent the transfer of the assets abroad. And despite the scathing attacks by the financial regulator, Binance scored a small win this week. The SEC's motion to approve an inspection into Binance US was denied by the USDC District Judge, Zia Farokhia. So there you have it. I mean, the ongoing FUD will more than likely continue, as obviously Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world and regulators seem to have a problem with them and want to go after them for whatever apparent reason. So, like I said, hopefully in the end, you know, truth is revealed and the real story versus all the FUD and, you know, the manipulation of the price action and all the shenanigans we continue to witness in the market. And with that being shared, now let's dive into the Binance CEO, CZ and his 10 million dollar price prediction, as well as him predicting that Bitcoin price action could even a thousand X from here, sending the Bitcoin price parabolic to 26 or even 27 million dollars per coin. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Here we go. JV, have you ever heard of him? A crypto YouTube influencer from Crypto News Alerts remembered CZ's prediction. You're damn right I did. The Bitcoin would reach 10 million per coin. JV referred to the statement in a recent video uploaded on YouTube where he analyzes various aspects of the Bitcoin market development. Now, JV looked back at CZ's Bitcoin prediction while analyzing the Bitcoin CEO's recent Twitter comments. And in a Q &A session on July 5th, CZ addressed several issues, including Binance's reaction to the ongoing regulatory scrutiny. He also spoke about the rising interest of institutional investors in crypto currencies, as well as the proposed BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF. CZ made the 10 million dollar price prediction back in 2021. In fact, I have the article already pulled up and I'm going to be reading word for word what he shared. Following MicroStrategy's announcement, allocating Bitcoin for the corporate strategy, CZ based his analysis on the possibility of several corporate companies, major institutions across the world, allocating just one percent of their corporate treasury into Bitcoin. And according to CZ, that would lead to a thousand X growth in the value of BTC. JV highlighted CZ's welcoming approach to institutional investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem, and CZ noted that advantages in traditional finance firms they bring to the crypto industry, despite concerns about their intentions clashing with Bitcoin's decentralized nature. And according to JV, CZ identified two key factors driving Binance's strategy for the next 18 months. They include the upcoming Bitcoin halving event now less than six months out, as well as, you know, we could be seeing a Bitcoin ETF here in the near future. The Bitcoin community expects the next halving to occur in April of 2024. Now quoting CZ word for word from the initial interview he made on Bloomberg Radio predicting a potential 1000 X increase in the Bitcoin price action. So here's what he had to say. Right now, I think only 11 companies again, this is right around the time that MicroStrategy announced putting Bitcoin on its balance sheet. They announced having allocating some talking about Bitcoin, like usually less than one percent of their corporate treasury to Bitcoin. And we think that it is most likely what caused the initial price rise. I think MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor started it first, but there are six hundred and fifty thousand companies in the world, like relatively established companies in the world, and their treasury is huge. Preach. So if all of them talking about these major institutions only allocated just one percent to Bitcoin, we are going to see, I don't know, 1000 X more growth in the Bitcoin price. And if they allocate more than one percent, then it's going to be even bigger. So I think people don't quite get the magnitude of the wave that is about to hit us. Now, let's run that math one more time. Fam, today's price is roughly twenty six thousand five hundred times that by one thousand. He's talking about a twenty six and a half million dollar Bitcoin price action. The potential if they only put one percent of their strategic reserves into Bitcoin, you do the math. If it's five X and five percent, what are we talking? One hundred and twenty million dollar Bitcoin price. Just saying this is coming from CZ, the world's richest man in crypto. So very powerful words indeed. Let's get back to this prediction of what he shared. So the finance CEO estimates that the flagship crypto can go up anywhere from nineteen hundred percent to twenty thousand percent from the current price levels from the time he made the prediction. And he goes on to share with price predictions. It is really, really difficult. I think it can go to, I don't know, one million dollars, ten million dollars. It is very hard to tell. And again, if we literally did a thousand X from today's price, we're talking twenty six and a half million per BTZ. So CZ also reveals that the exchange is onboarding new users as an at an unprecedented sustained rate during the bull run, outpacing its user growth during the twenty seventeen bull run. So again, this was during the twenty twenty one bull run. Here's what he had to share. Just to give people the idea, in twenty seventeen, when Bitcoin hit the peak of about 20 G's, we were seeing three hundred thousand new registered users per day. And that only happened for a couple of days. And that kind of trailed off and became slower. Now we're seeing sustained new user registrations above the peak and sustained like for over two to three months. So could you imagine running the world's largest crypto exchange and having over three hundred thousand new registered users every single day for like 90 days straight? That is insanity. And that's the previous market. I think twenty twenty four is likely going to outpace the previous market as Bitcoin becomes a common household name and as Bitcoin game theory continues in full effect. You have presidential candidates making Bitcoin a big determining factor. We have people like Ron DeSantis, Kennedy Jr., Javier Malay over in Argentina. So naturally, it's just going to create more commotion and positive catalysts for Bitcoin as we move forward into twenty twenty four. So, I mean, fireworks are ahead. Let me know how you feel. We're likely to finish out this year by December of twenty twenty three. Where do you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to be? And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, September 22nd, and today we are talking oil, macro, everything that could throw the economy off. But before we get to that, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, well, we are sort of continuing the macro story today that we picked up around Powell and the FOMC this week. And one of the questions that Powell was asked was about risks that threatened to knock the economy off course. Two that he mentioned that we're going to spend a little time on today include oil prices and a potential government shutdown. Let's start with oil first. The price of crude oil has steadily increased over the past four months. From a low of around $70 in June, oil reached almost $90 a barrel for the US -based WTI benchmark contract and $95 per barrel and $95 per barrel for international Brent crude earlier this week. The price increase for crude has driven US gas prices back above $3 .80 per gallon, the highest level since last October. Overall, gas prices have ramped up by 20 % since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Now, there are a number of factors all contributing to steadily increasing oil prices since the June lows. The first is OPEC+. The economic group of oil producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have recently curbed output. Production cuts, which were agreed to late last year, have been gradually implemented over the past six months. In July, Saudi Arabia voluntarily cut an additional 1 million barrels per day from its production quota, about 10 % of its previous output. Existing production cuts across OPEC have already been extended into next year and analysts expect Saudi Arabia to extend their voluntary cuts until March. On Thursday, Russia further constrained supply by banning the export of diesel and petrol. Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of diesel alongside their status as producing around 12 % of the global supply of crude oil. The International Energy Agency said last year that Russian refineries produce, quote, roughly double the diesel needed to satisfy domestic demand and typically export half their annual production. Analyst opinions focused on the simplest explanation for the ban, retaliation for sanctions. Henning Gloestien of the Eurasia Group said, Russia wants to inflict pain on Europe and the U .S. and it looks like they're now repeating the playbook from gas and the oil market ahead of the winter months. They're showing that they're not finished using their power over energy markets. The Kremlin said the ban was temporary and aimed at addressing rising energy prices in domestic markets. However, they gave no timeline on when the ban might be lifted. U .S. and European policymakers have largely banned the importation of Russian refined fuel since February, which has required Russian supply to be routed through third party regions including Turkey, North Africa and Latin America. Now, OPEC cuts over the past year were predicated on a weakening demand profile heading into this year. At the time they were announced, recessions were expected across Europe and the U .S. China was an open question with the potential of reopening pushed back in the midst of additional pandemic waves. But since then, the European economy is sputtering along, albeit with dismal manufacturing data out of Germany. The sanctioning of Russian supply has caused European demand to be displaced to other regions with refining capacity, largely India and the Middle East. In the U .S., recession has been continuously pushed off into the future and oil demand is now back at all time highs with no signs of slowing. Although the Chinese economy has hit some turbulence recently, oil demand remains robust. Analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources. What's more, analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources in part to mitigate geopolitical risks as well as to shore up its manufacturing and transportation industries. So with oil prices spiking, many are wondering whether the White House will once again intervene in markets using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Between November 2021 and September of last year, the White House authorized a number of SPR releases. The final policy saw one million barrels per day provided into the market over six months. A small amount of oil was restocked earlier this year, but the SPR still sits at a little over half its pre -pandemic level. Earlier this week, a headline circulated proclaiming that quote, Biden says depleting SPR is on the table. This was later found to be a hoax with no legitimate source, but it demonstrates how difficult high oil prices could be for the U .S. economy heading into election season. To wit, many saw the SPR release as a political decision rather than an economic decision heading into the 2022 midterms. In the private sector, U .S. oil inventories have recently hit 40 -year lows of 46 -day supply, well below the longer -term average of 65 days. And while August's inflation reports already showed a small uptick due to oil -related prices, the effect is expected to be more profound across this month. Dario Perkins, an economist at T .S. Lombard said, That said, it is important to keep these recent inflationary developments in context. We are not yet in danger of undoing 12 months of solid disinflationary progress, not even close. Others suggested that high oil prices would have a greater impact on growth rather than inflation. Maya Bhandari, head of multi -asset at BNP Paribas Asset Management said, It really impacts the growth side of the Goldilocks equation rather than the inflation side of things over the long term. Theory is that sustained high oil prices begin to eat into disposable income for households alongside higher costs of production for manufacturing and logistics. These combine to reduce growth and potentially tip the economy into recession. Overall, this situation in the oil markets has, to some, many parallels to the liquid natural gas spike in the winter of 2022. Prices in some markets rose more than tenfold, European energy companies scrambled to secure supply at any cost, and multiple firms went bankrupt due to the volatility in markets. This week, Bloomberg reported that the trading arm of French supplier Total Energies has played a major role in bidding up the price of U .S.-based oil. Their source claimed that the firm is paying a premium for physical U .S. barrels, pushing the spread against futures to levels not seen since last November. With all of that said, there are some signs that the oil market is beginning to cool off. On Thursday, Brent crude futures fell to $92 per barrel, which represented the third straight day of price declines, which is the longest streak in almost a month. Warren Patterson, head of Commodity Strategy at ING, said the Fed's hawkish messaging has quote, put some pressure on risk assets, including oil. The dollar index has risen by 0 .8 % since Chair Powell left the podium, a large enough move to weigh on asset markets. Patterson said he still expects Brent crude to move above the $100 mark in the near term, but that he doesn't anticipate the move will be sustainable. So that is the view on oil overall. The thing that I am definitely going to be watching more than anything else is the political dimension of this. We are now entering the period where everything, even more than usual, is going to be completely wrapped up in what it means for the election season. If prices at the pump keep trending up, it seems very likely that the Biden administration will be willing to do what it takes, including SPR releases, to get those prices down. But that's just something we're going to have to keep an eye on. Now what about that other factor that Powell mentioned? Well yes, indeed, my friends, the US government is once again hurtling towards a shutdown after efforts to pass a short term spending bill were scuttled on the House floor on Thursday. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attempted to marshal Republicans to vote through a package to keep the government funded past the end of September. Closed door negotiations continued late into Wednesday night, but were apparently unconvincing. The bill currently being considered is the $886 billion Defense Appropriations Act. The bill was stifled in the House after five GOP representatives refused to allow debate to begin by voting against a preliminary procedural rule. Democrats also voted against the measure and appeared to taunt Republicans apparently reveling in seeing the GOP's slim majority descend into chaos. Among the Republican dissenters was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who opposed the inclusion of $300 million in funding to the Ukrainian war effort. On Thursday, Politico reported that Pentagon sources have said Ukrainian operations have been exempted from any shutdown, making that part of the dispute rather moot. McCarthy sent House members home on Thursday night to return to Washington on Tuesday. He told reporters after the failed vote, quote, two people flipped, so I got to figure out how to fix that. That wasn't the impression they had given us. Now, this was McCarthy's third attempt at bringing the bill to the House floor. The current proposal on the table is a 31 -day stopgap funding mechanism to forestall a shutdown to begin next weekend. McCarthy remarked on the change in tone in Congress among that extreme element of the Republican Party, stating that, quote, this is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. Now, even if a 31 -day stopgap is passed in the House, it seems unlikely to make its way through the Democrat -controlled Senate. The bill includes a 30 percent temporary cut to domestic agencies and immigration law changes, neither of which are likely to get the seal of approval from Dems. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said instead of decreasing the chance of a shutdown, Speaker McCarthy is actually increasing it by wasting time on extremist proposals that cannot become law in the Senate. House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries remarked that the situation was playing out as a, quote, Republican civil war. Now, if it comes to pass, this would be the 11th government shutdown since 1980. The logic is that hard -line positions that don't enjoy support in the Congress can be put directly to the American people by shutting down the government and drawing attention to the impasse. Republican Ralph Norman said last week that, quote, we're going to have a shutdown. We believe in what we're doing. The jury will be the country. Still, the record on government shutdowns doesn't really support that strategy. Not one of the 10 previous shutdowns resulted in the dissenting group extracting concessions. Typically, the American people quickly turn on the party they view as blocking access to government services over a petty squabble. Alex Conant, a Republican strategist, said, This is such a dumb fight because there's no principle that we're standing on here. It's just bad tactics. While the dispute is nominally over excessive government spending, with Republican dissenters pushing for funding to be reduced back to 2022 levels, the underlying problem is, of course, the level of discord within the Republican Party. McCarthy was voted in as House Speaker after a record 15 attempts. The process took four days and frequently descended into a farce. This was only the second time in the post -Civil War era that a House Speaker had failed to be elected on the first attempt. Conant noted the terrible optics of a government shutdown of the Republicans' own making heading into election season, stating that, quote, Biden didn't win because of his political skills and soaring oratory. He won because Republicans blew themselves up with Trump. I'm afraid we're seeing history repeat itself, with the GOP once again helping Biden by shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, never one to shy away from controversy, Trump fanned the flames on Wednesday, posting that, quote, Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized government that refuses to close the border and treats half the country as enemies of the state. He added that, quote, This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots. They failed on the debt limit they must not fail now. Use the power of the person to defend the country. Now, zooming out and trying to get away from the politics of the situation, which obviously is not the focus of this show. The reason that this was brought up at last week's FOMC press conference is that a government shutdown would halt the publication of government data. This would include employment, inflation and growth statistics, which are currently playing a key role in guiding Fed policy. Now, given how much the Fed has said over and over again, their policy is going to be driven by data, presumably not having access to that data would be a fairly big deal. Yet in spite of that, Powell tried to put on a brave face, saying, If there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get and we would just have to deal with that. Now, by way of some history, the longest ever government shutdown lasted 35 days. The dispute was around funding for the border wall and quickly turned public sentiment against the Trump administration. Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, but the administration failed to convince their own party to fund the wall. At the time, Democrat Senator Jon Tester called it the most stupid shutdown I have ever seen in my life. However, if this week's display is anything to go by, that 2019 shutdown could soon have some competition for that title. Now, what does this all have to do with the crypto sphere? Well, I think in many ways these are just exemplary of the state of politics in general. And given that, perhaps it's not surprising that former Senator Pat Toomey is not optimistic about the chances of crypto legislation being passed during this Congress. Just prior to retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Toomey introduced his own crypto bill, which focused on stablecoin regulations. Now, the House currently has two major crypto bills eligible to be brought for a vote. One would establish a stablecoin framework while the other introduces more broad crypto regulations. While speaking at a Georgetown Law Seminar on Thursday, however, Toomey said, I don't see a path forward in the Senate regardless of how the vote goes in the House. He added that of the two, he sees the stablecoin legislation as having the best shot. The sticking point will likely be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. While Brown has been outspoken about the risks of crypto and the need to bring the industry to heel, he has so far remained extremely quiet on exactly what form of legislation would meet his approval. And of course, any crypto legislation would need the support of Democratic senators to pass a vote to become law. Still, during an interview on Thursday, Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said that she thinks that Brown's lack of commitment to a legislative position might actually be a good thing. Shirzad said, Now, last week, Brown wrote a letter to head regulators at multiple agencies urging them to use their existing powers to crack down on non -compliant crypto firms. This of course seems to be the clear intention, at least at the SEC. On Tuesday, the head of that agency's crypto assets and cyber unit, David Hirsch, warned that more enforcement actions would be coming against crypto intermediaries, including DeFi protocols. Still, Toomey, who serves now as an advisor to Coinbase, views stablecoin legislation as the solvable problem. At the moment, Democrats are pushing for the Fed to serve a central role in regulating issuers rather than granting oversight power to state regulators. This preference is believed to be driven by the White House. Toomey said, He thinks that senior Democrats will get on board once the White House is satisfied with the stablecoin proposal. Although that proposal might have to wait until after the election, as Toomey said in the next Congress, I think it's quite possible to get something done.
A highlight from 1242. Turning Your Pet Into A Social Media Influencer. Wise Words From An Expert.
"Celebrating the connection with our pets, this is Animal Radio, featuring your dream team, veterinarian, Dr. Debbie White and groomer, Joey Vellani. And here are your hosts, Hal Abrams and Judy Francis. If you're like Judy, you spend a lot of time online, social media, going through videos. You'll spend like an hour a day maybe just watching. I just get down a rabbit hole, you watch one and then another one pops up, oh, I got to see that. And it's like, oh, look at this one. And they're all animal or pet related. Is that mostly it? Yeah, I won't watch. I don't know if I'm not interested in the other ones. Yeah, sure. Sure. Yeah. So in your life, who would you say is the biggest social media influencer for you? What animal do you maybe even follow? You know what? I'm not a follower. In fact, no. And I like watching both cat and dog videos. So I don't really hone in on a certain animal and like follow that particular animal. I'm kind of like, I watch them all. Have you ever seen, I'm going to hold up a picture here. Have you ever seen this animal here? This is, this is Loki. I hadn't seen Loki. Again, I don't follow any certain animals if I happen to come across a video, but I don't, I don't, I, yeah. He's beautiful. Loki is, what kind of dog is Loki? He's like some kind of a Malamute wolf hybrid. Like a wolf. I'm not quite sure. He's a big dog. This particular picture that I'm holding up to the microphone is Loki and his guardian, Kelly. They're sitting in a hammock. You may have seen this picture. It's a picture that he just casually posted on his Instagram page. And then, uh, the people over at Bored Panda saw it, wanted to do an interview with him. Buzzfeed picked it up. Eventually he realized that his dog was becoming extremely popular online. And he decided after about a year after this picture went out to quit his job and focus on promoting his animal online to become a social media sensation. We're going to find out how he's doing on that and whether or not we should quit our jobs to become ladybugs. Yeah. Well, she has a Facebook page. It's not very popular. Maybe she needs to post more. Well, I just, you know, everybody go to her Facebook page and like her right now. So we're going to talk to this Kelly Lund coming up here. He's the guardian of Loki and we're going to find out what his secret is to becoming a viral sensation. Also on the show today. And in this hour, we're going to talk to Fiona Gilbert. Fiona, do you need to get that? I'm expecting a call from my pharmacist. Can we, can you just make sure? Cause I'm, I have to pick something up and I'm just waiting for them to call and say it's ready. So can you just check that? Thank you. Coming up this hour, Fiona Gilbert will be joining us. She has MS unfortunately, and she has a service dog to help her with her MS. What kind of dog is that there? It's a pit bull. It is a, it is a pit bull. Surprise, surprise. Well now how can that be? I mean a pit bull service dog? Is there such a thing as a pit bull service dog? Why not? Well, I guess not. Why not? I do know that Delta or American Airlines just banned service animals that happened to be pit bulls. I do know that in Denver it is illegal to have a pit bull. That's just wrong. That is wrong. I bet Fiona has a bone to pick with Delta Airlines. I'm guessing that. Or her dog does. Okay, we're going to find out about her service dog, her pit bull coming up here on Animal Radio. Lori, what are you working on for this hour? You were just a minute ago Hal talking about social media and Loki and everything. Well, I have for you a new list from Forbes. They did, I love this word influencers because I had never really heard of it before. I just thought, you're famous on social media. If you're famous on social media, you're an influencer. So Forbes had this edition where they had the top 10 people influencers, the top 10 chef influencers and on and on with everything. And they did a list on pets. So pets on social media. So I will tell you the most famous pets or influencers on social media. When Forbes is involved, there must be money involved. Of course. Okay. That list on the way. First year calls. Let's go to Wanda. Hi Wanda. Hi. How are you doing? Very good. I have the whole dream team here to answer your questions. What's going on with your pets? Okay. I have Dachshund miniature pincher mix. She's having skin problems. I switched vets like four times and they always said that it's yeast, airborne yeast. And they give her shots and she goes okay for two weeks. But then they give her prednisone. That makes her eat a lot. She still eating and she still have the yeast and she still have the smell. Okay. Yeah. I don't know what to do. So has she had any money in the beds? Okay. And have we used any medicine that specifically geared towards the yeast, either by a pill form or by a shampoo or a topical form? Well, they give me Mariset. Okay. And I have to bathe her every other day, but sometimes I can tell you the truth. I don't have time and it's cold and she gets very cold. I'll give her a bath every other day. Okay. And is that it or are they using any pills for that other than the prednisone? No. They give me Apoquel. Apoquel, she still eating and then the doctor say I will then give her Benadryl. Okay. So I'm going to kind of make some interpretations of what you've said and what I think may be the direction that your veterinarian is going here. So if your pet has yeast on the skin, the important thing to know about that is that yeast is generally not the primary problem. It's a secondary problem. So there's usually something else that's making that skin barrier unhealthy where the yeast can really grow and proliferate. So if they're using things like prednisone and Apoquel, it sounds like they're suspicious that she has an underlying allergy. So those medicines are geared towards the allergy. But the sad thing is if we use that and don't address infection and treat it with the medications for those conditions, we're really not going to get anywhere. So we're going to think that, you know, the medicine isn't working for allergies when we're really just not treating a bacterial infection or say a yeast infection that could be present. So what my consideration, and I'd ask you to talk to your veterinarian if this seems fair and like a direction that they would agree with, is that if we have yeast in the skin and it's chronic, especially if it creates some of the different symptoms I see with yeast, and I should mention those, yeast in the skin will often cause a really stinky foot odor. It smells like old man foot. I have to wash my bed and everything every day. Yeah. So it's a real strong smell. The dogs will often have kind of a greasy feel to them in those areas. And in some cases when it's present for chronic long -term periods of time, we'll actually get a thickening of the skin and it'll become kind of darkly pigmented and what almost I describe as elephantinized. So it kind of becomes like elephant skin. She had that in her tail, but then I gave her and gave and went away. Okay. So yeah, so that definitely, if those kinds of things are going on, then yeast is very suspicious. We usually confirm that by taking a sample from the skin and looking and you know, yeast show up pretty easy on an impression smear. So the thing I would ask you to talk to your veterinarian about is, can we use something systemic for her, for this yeast? And that might mean a couple different possible medicines, but they basically all fall under the category of an antifungal medicine, such as ketoconazole or itraconazole, or even one called terbenafene. Any of those are used with yeast infections, whether it be in the ears or say in the skin. So that would be something, and it does take a long period of time. We might get some improvement after maybe a week or two, but many times this is something that we have to treat for many weeks to months. So that would be something where, you know, I would definitely talk to them about that. The other thing is, you know, definitely the maliceb that you're using is certainly an appropriate one if we're suspicious of yeast, but there can be even some other things that we can use topically as well, as far as different types of mousses or sprays that we can use that contain either say chlorhexidine, which is a type of an antiseptic, or miconazole, which is an anti -yeast topical. So those can be things that we can add into the regimen. But I think the good thing in your situation is there is some things that I can suggest for you to try, and the big thing is sticking with it, because it really does take, I had just like a bald, kind of darkly skinned, very little hair. It only had hair on the tip of its tail and around its head, and it took four months of yeast therapy that we treated, and it finally got most of its hair back. It never did get all of it back, because it was so scarred, but it can really be very rewarding. You just kind of have to trek through it. So yeah, with her, she's black. When people see her and they tell me, why are you taking it? Because her top hair of her body is black, shiny, so pretty. It's just under the legs, on her stomach, at her four paws, and under the tail. You know, they don't have it, she doesn't have it anyplace else. And I bathe her, I bathe her, she's my baby. Yeah, well, and yeast is horribly itchy. Any human knows that. So it's a miserable thing. So definitely, and even some other kind of anti -itch remedies, you know, that we can use. I am using a lot of the canine atopic dermatitis immunoglobulin called CADI, and that helps a lot just to kind of stop the itch, to give pets relief while we're dealing with all the other things. Yes, I don't want to bite. I know that the steroids, they're going to hurt her a long time. And I say, what I'm giving to her is she's not going to be improving. That's why I hear you every morning. And I say on Sundays, and I say, I'm going to call because maybe I can go to the vet with some knowledge and say, hey, give me the yeast infection medication, take her away from the prednisone. Absolutely. And that makes it harder. The prednisone definitely makes it harder for her to fight these infections. So if we use it sparingly, just to kind of help relieve it, and then yeah, get her off that. I agree totally. So she needs to go to the vet and ask for something systematic. Is that right? Systemic. Systemic. A systemic and a yeast medicine. Yes, a yeast medicine. I will do that. Hopefully we can get her some good help and I wish you guys the best. Let us know how things turn out and hopefully we'll get her feeling and looking better and smelling better too. Thanks Wanda. Well, this portion of Animal Radio is underwritten by Fear Free Happy Homes. Don't forget you can get your fix of Animal Radio anytime you want with the Animal Radio app for iPhone and Android. Download it now. It's made possible by Fear Free Happy Homes. Helping your pets live their happiest, healthiest, fullest lives at home, at the vet, and everywhere in between. Visit them at fearfreehappyhomes .com. And thanks, Fear Free, for underwriting Animal Radio.
A highlight from 1253. China Begins a Pivot While US Is Hit With Higher Inflation
"All right, so welcome into the live stream today. We're going to be breaking down the crypto markets for you, getting into a lot of the news, but also some of the things that have been happening around maybe the direction of where these markets are heading. A lot of influences happening. I think you guys are going to like it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in The Tech Path. Before we get started, I do want to thank our sponsor today, and that is Tangem. And they just came on. But the cool thing about self -custody with this versus, say, a hardware, physical hardware wallet or a card, that's kind of the difference here. Tangem is redefining the wallet experience by delivering top -level security, simplicity and accessibility. So you can go in and, of course, get into managing your own custody. And it's really cool. It's an NFC card. You just slide it right in front of your phone. It'll unlock your phone, or not your phone, but your wallet. And, of course, it makes it very simple. They've got a couple of versions of the cards you can use. So make sure and check that out. You can either go with one with a seed phrase or can get one that auto -generates that. It makes it very simple for brand new users getting into this. Very slick operation. Make sure and use our link down below, PBN. That's going to get you some additional discounts. So use that code and start your journey on self -custody. It's a good thing. All right. So let's kind of go into a couple of things here today. The COBEEC letter. A lot of things happening here. I'll zoom in on that a little bit here. China unexpectedly cut rates their most since 2020. Not huge, but enough to see that the Chinese general economy is already starting to see some pressure. And that, of course, is causing a little bit of regression here. Europe unexpectedly raised rates. So they're going up a quarter point. Kristen Lagarde was on today, I think, was when they announced it. A little bit of a surprise, I think, for the EU, but sticky inflation has held on in the EU and causing this movement. And they've got a lot of issues that are playing into this from the energy side of the situation because we're going to continue to see some energy price impact Europe. Fed is expected to pause rate hikes for months. We'll see how that plays out. Australia paused rate hikes four months ago. Argentina unexpectedly raised rates now to 118 percent. That's ridiculous. And then Canada paused rate hikes, but also is prepared to hike if needed. So a lot of things happening in all of the, I think, the nations that really matter right now, especially in the overall markets. So we are going to be breaking down a lot on not only Bitcoin, but also take a look at some things that are happening in Solana and Ethereum today. I might jump into some charts, but make sure that you guys do one thing, and that is smash the like button right now. Do you like the live streams? Do you like our cycle? You know, in the deep bear markets, sometimes we don't go as live as often. So let me know. Just smash the like button and also drop some questions. And over on the side, we're going to be taking some live viewer questions today. I haven't done that in a long time. So take advantage of it. Put some questions in over there. A couple of other things that are hitting right now. If FTX gets court approval to liquidate 3 .4 billion. I know that sounds terrible. We'll break that down for you. It's not quite as bad as everybody thinks. A couple of points that were in this article. Specifically, the exchange noted the hedging its crypto assets allows debtors FTX to limit potential downside risk prior to the sale of Bitcoin or ETH in its proposal. So it additionally stated that of the estate and ultimately creditors. So that that is stake that would eventually would benefit creditors. So that that's one thing to look at when you compare this across to some of the assets that are being held within the FTX coffers. One of the big ones I think that everybody's been concerned about has been Solana. Here's Jeremy Hogan comes in and he says, hey, a federal judge authorizing sell FTX digital assets, including Solana XRP back in the secondary market. Those sales must be legal and exempt from SEC regulation and requirements.
A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
A highlight from Christ-Centered Evangelism - John 4:27-42
"Alright John chapter 4 Turn to John chapter 4 tonight and We are we're bringing an end to the story of the woman at the well tonight, and we've been a John since January and We're gonna get to the nobleman's son and finish up chapter 4 and then take a break in the gospel of John We are going to preach verse by verse through the whole book, but I don't want to wear you out on it So we're gonna we're gonna take a break from there, and then we'll come back to it later on in the year but John chapter 4 we've been working through this gospel and so let's let's read our text tonight, and then we'll do a little bit of catching up to where we are and Jump into the message tonight John chapter 4 we'll start reading in verse number 1 and then read through the text We're gonna cover tonight when therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John Though Jesus himself baptized not but his disciples He left Judea and departed again in the Galilee and he must needs go through Samaria Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar Near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph Now Jacob's well was there Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey sat thus on the well, and it was about the sixth hour There comeeth a woman of Samaria to draw water Jesus saith unto her give me to drink For his disciples were gone away to buy it to under the city to buy me And sayeth the woman of Samaria unto him How is it that thou being a Jew asked me of a drink? Which him a woman of Samaria for the Jews have no dealings with Samaritans Jesus answered and said unto her if thou knewest the gift of God and who it is that saith to thee Give me to drink thou wouldest asked of him and he would have given thee living water The woman saith to him sir thou hast nothing to draw with and the well is deep From whence then has thou that living water are thou greater than our father Jacob which gave us the well and Drank thereof himself and his children and his cattle Jesus answered and said unto her Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again but Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give them Shall never thirst but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up in the everlasting life The woman saith unto him sir. Give me this water that I thirst not neither come hither to draw Jesus saith unto her go Call thy husband and come hither The woman answered and said I have no husband Jesus said unto her Thou hast well said I have no husband For thou hast had five husbands and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband and that just thou truly The woman saith unto him, sir I perceive that thou art a prophet our father's worshiped in this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship Jesus saith unto her woman believe me the hour cometh when you shall neither in this mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father You worship, you know, not what we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews but the hour cometh and now is When the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such to worship him God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth the woman saith unto him I Know that messiahs cometh, which is called Christ when he is come. He'll tell us all things Jesus saith unto her I That speak unto thee am he? All right And here's our text tonight verse 27 and upon this came the disciples and marveled that he talked with the woman Yet no man said what seekest thou or why talkest thou with her? The woman then left her water pot and went on went her way into the city and saith to the men Come see a man, which told me all things I ever ever I did is Not this the Christ Then they went out of the city and came in him in the meanwhile his disciples prayed him saying master eat But he said unto them. I have meat to eat that you know not of Therefore said the disciples one to another have they even brought him ought to eat Jesus saith to them my meat is to do the will of him that sent me to finish his work Say not ye there are yet four months and then cometh the harvest Behold I say unto you lift up your eyes and look on the fields for they are white already to harvest He that reapeth receiveth wages and gathers fruit into life eternal But are that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together and Herein is that saying true one soweth and another reapeth. I Sent you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labor Other men labored that you are entered into their labors And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman which testified He told me of all that ever I did So when the Samaritans were coming to him they besought him that he would tarry with them, and he abode there two days and many more believed because of his own word and Said unto the woman now we believe not because of thy saying for we have heard him ourselves and know that This is indeed the Christ the Savior of the world We've worked through the Gospel of John we spent some time in the first 18 verses I think five messages starting off on the prologue of John which is sort of the introduction of the book where John basically says Hey, this is what the book's gonna be about it's about Jesus Christ, and he's the Son of God and by the way He is God and so he says it's sort of you look back at the 18 verses if you ever want to just Look back and read those 18 verses as we go through the book you see how he's proving Everything that he stated in the first 18 verses Chapter one ends with a sort of a thing with John the Baptist and his followers and they're saying hey, who are you? why are you baptizing he tells him Messiah's coming and Then talks about him baptizing Jesus, and then Jesus comes through at the end of chapter one John says look behold the Lamb of God and two of his followers Which we have identified as John and Andrew left and followed Jesus, and then he picks up Peter he picks up Philip and Nathaniel Then you move into chapter 2 chapter 2 they go to Cana and they go to a wedding and Jesus does the first Recorded miracle where he turns the water into wine which is an illustration of the new birth The changing from the old which is only an act of God the end of chapter 2 We have the scene of the temple where Jesus goes During the Passover and he comes along the temple and all the commerce going on in the temple and there's supposed to be the place of worship and sacrifice and they turn it into a bargaining horse race type of atmosphere where there's loud noises and people getting cheated and people haggling and all these things and so Jesus runs out the money changers in the temple then they question him about it and Then he ends the chat in chapter 2 ends with how he did many signs and people believed on him But he did not believe with what their faith was and then we broke that down and sort of basically said yeah They tried to believe in him They they believed in what they saw But they weren't Jesus did not have any faith in what they believe and I equated that to what we see around today I was talking to my wife about this we had a long we were talking I had a discussion about this last night And I said, you know, I did a study in Sunday school once last year two years ago on the church, I think And I remember when I brought in that list of all of those the 30 largest churches in the country That's just the country not the world and the number 30 had like 17 ,000 members the mode the highest the largest church in the country had like 65 ,000 people and We talked about how these are the largest churches the world has ever seen I mean going back before this big church growth movement in the 80s the largest Congregations And churches to history was like Charles Spurgeon who had like 5 ,000 members And so now you have all of these people going to these churches and I asked her I said you have more people going to church Now than ever before since the church started I said is the country better off and She said she sat there and thought a minute and she said no and I said so what does that tell you a? Lot of people going around thinking they're saved that really aren't Was that old Negro spiritual that says a lot of people talk about heaven ain't going there And so that was sort of what verse 25 was was discussing Then you transition in chapter 3 and we have the discussion where Nicodemus Approaches Jesus at night and they have a discourse and he says that in order to see the kingdom of God the kingdom of heaven In order to see heaven you must be born again So Jesus and Nicodemus have this discourse up to verse 21 and then the story sort of transitions to John the Baptist and somebody comes with their little finger and tries to stir up a little dispute between John the Baptist and Jesus and John has the famous statement.
A highlight from Crypto 2023: Even Vitalik Is Getting Hacked
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, September 11th, and today we are catching up on everything in the cryptosphere from last weekend, including the founder of Ethereum getting hacked. Before we dive into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends, hope you had a great weekend. Like I said, today we are doing a grab bag, catching up on just a ton of news, and let's start with the weird one. On Saturday, Ethereum co -founder Vitalik Buterin's Twitter account was compromised. The attacker used the account to tweet about a time -limited NFT promotion. Users that followed the link that tried to mint the NFT instead had their wallet drained. Around 700 ,000 in crypto tokens and NFTs were stolen. Now, the attack followed a similar pattern to many SIM swap attacks which have plagued high -profile crypto figures recently. An attacker fraudulently obtains control over the target's phone number and then uses two -factor authentication to gain access to Twitter or other services. The attacker then posts a link to a poison transaction for victims to sign. According to Unchained Sleuth's ZackXBT, there have been more than 53 SIM swap attacks over the past four months which have led to the theft of over 13 .3 million in crypto assets. Now, at this stage, we don't know exactly how the attacker gained access to Vitalik's Twitter account. Some assumed that Vitalik would be using more complicated security design than simple phone number based 2FA. If so, this attack speaks to much more sophisticated attacks targeting crypto figures. What was particularly insidious about this attack was how believable the fake communication was. The attacker's fake message was promoting a Q &A on a forthcoming Ethereum feature known as proto -dank sharding. Numerous high -profile industry figures were taken in by the fake message and signed transactions with their wallets. The highest profile NFT that was drained was the very first crypto punk to be claimed, valued at around $250 ,000. To some, the attack demonstrates a clear change in targets for scammers. DC Investors said, Still, others pointed out that it could have been a lot worse. Coin Bureau tweeted, Putting it more simply, CL207 tweeted, While Mac's short ETH, dude would have made $100 million, not $1 million. Still to others, this was just an example of how difficult it is still for normal people in the cryptosphere. Harrison at PompPunk on Chain wrote, Next up, staying in and around the Ethereum ecosystem, consensus -owned blockchain infrastructure firm Infura have announced plans to release a decentralized version of their service by the end of this year. Infura provides a range of blockchain infrastructure but are most well known for their Ethereum RPC nodes. As much as 50 % of Ethereum transactions are routed through Infura infrastructure, making their centralization an ongoing risk. As regulatory efforts move from enforcement to compliance, it's anticipated that regulators will look for intermediaries within the crypto ecosystem to deputize. And to many, a centralized Infura would be a natural fit for compliance enforcement. Indeed, we've already seen multiple instances of Infura being used as a tool for compliance. Last November, the firm announced that some 20 million Metamask users would have their wallets and IP addresses tracked using Infura. Consensus pushed back on the controversy by noting that Metamask allowed users to opt out by switching to a different RPC provider. In March, consensus blocked IPs from certain regions in an effort to comply with sanctions requirements. Also, in March, consensus blocked IPs from certain regions in an effort to comply with sanctions requirements. Users from Venezuela and Iran were among those who complained they could no longer use Metamask through Infura. At the time, consensus were criticized for restricting access more broadly than the sanctions called for, including blocking some U .S. residents who had emigrated from sanctioned nations. Still, it appears that consensus and the Ethereum ecosystem at large have grown increasingly uncomfortable with the censorship risk of RPC nodes. And Infura have been working on this decentralization project for over a year now. Now, the project will be rolled out in a number of phases. Infura refers to the first stage as the quote federated phase, where trusted partners will be brought on to run redundant versions of key infrastructure. Tom Hay, decentralized infrastructure product lead at Infura, said in a statement, We're looking to launch something later this year, and that is going to be a federated phase. The federated phase will last at least six months and will provide the network with the insight on how to build a sustainable model before introducing further decentralization. Now, according to the team at ConsenSys, aside from censorship resistance, adding more diversity and redundancy in RPC infrastructure could also improve the robustness of Ethereum in general. ConsenSys head of strategy Simon Morris said, If you have different people setting up their infrastructure in different ways on different cloud providers using different node software, then you can start to build antifragility into the system. Next up on this breakdown, a regulatory roundup. On Friday, the SEC filed their response in the Ripple lawsuit, arguing that the case should be allowed to proceed to appeal. Ripple had previously objected to the appeal, stating that the regulator had not made a sufficient argument to ground an appeal. The SEC is filing hitback, stating that, quote, The defendants themselves say that the issues have industry -wide significance and are of special consequence. They claimed that this pivotal decision should be subjected to the scrutiny of an appellate court to ensure a clear precedent is made. The SEC is filing hitback, stating that, quote, The defendants themselves say that the issues have industry -wide significance and are of special consequence. End quote. They claimed that this pivotal decision should be subjected to the scrutiny of an appellate court to ensure a clear precedent is made. The SEC noted that one judge has already rejected the Ripple decision as a persuasive precedent, opening the door to contradictory rulings. The regulator further argued that halting the rest of the Ripple case to deal with the appeal immediately would, quote, preserve the resources of the court. They even went so far as to take a swipe at Ripple, claiming that the firm was deliberately dragging out court proceedings. Speaking of the SEC, Republican House Whip Tom Emmer has introduced an appropriations amendment to rein in the SEC's crypto enforcement agenda. In a tweet, Emmer wrote, "...Gary Gensler has abused his authority to grow the administrative state to the detriment of the American people. Congress must use all our tools, including the appropriations process, to restrict Chair Gensler from further weaponizing taxpayer dollars." The appropriations amendment would limit the SEC from utilizing funds to pursue digital asset enforcement until comprehensive rules and regulations are put in place. Now, of course, Emmer has long been critical of the SEC's approach to crypto regulation. In June, he supported fellow Congressman Warren Davidson's SEC Stabilization Act proposal which would limit the authority of the SEC chair by introducing a sixth commissioner to require bipartisan support for regulatory actions. Gensler is scheduled to appear at an oversight hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. The House Financial Services Committee, meanwhile, will hold their SEC oversight hearing on September 27th. So we should get a chance to hear more about whether there has been any shifts in the Gensler -SEC attitude since some of these court proceedings have gone through. Now, moving over to the Fed. In a speech given at a fintech event on Friday, Fed Vice Chairman of Supervision Michael Barr made a number of comments about CBDCs and stablecoins. When it comes to CBDCs, Barr emphasized that the Fed is still firmly in the quote basic research phase and is far from making any decisions. Barr said that quote, Investigation and research are very different from decision -making about next steps in terms of payment system development and we are a long way from that. By way of detail, he explained that the research is currently focused on system architecture and tokenization models. Barr continued to reinforce the idea that the Fed won't make any decision on CBDC issuance without quote, clear support from the executive branch and the authorizing legislation from Congress. On stablecoins, Barr said quote, I remain deeply concerned about stablecoin issuance without strong federal oversight. If non -federally regulated stablecoins were to become a widespread means of payment and store of value, they could pose significant risks to financial stability, monetary policy, and the U .S. payment system. It is important to get the legislative and regulatory framework right before significant risks emerge. Now, Barr has recently spearheaded the Fed's Novel Activities Supervision Program, which requires banks to obtain a written non -objection before they can interact with stablecoins. He claimed that the safeguard was in line with previous guidance issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Barr argued that strong federal oversight of dollar -backed stablecoins was in the Fed's interest, arguing that the tokens quote, borrow the trust of the central bank. Now, of course, federal oversight of stablecoin issuers has become a line in the sand for establishment Democrats who sought to hold up the progress of stablecoin legislation back in July. Barr also reflected on the July launch of FedNow, which is the new instant gross settlement system operated by the Fed. He said that FedNow has been made available to depository institutions of all size, but quote, while current volumes on FedNow are small, I expect that participation will grow over time. Now, next up, one we talked about a bit in the weekly recap, but giving the details just for completeness. On Thursday, the CFTC announced enforcement actions against three D5 firms — Open, 0x, and Derridex — all settled lawsuits for offering unregistered derivatives products to U .S. customers. The fines were relatively small — $250 ,000, $200 ,000, and $100 ,000, respectively — but the message was clear. CFTC Director of Enforcement Ian McGinley said in a statement, Somewhere along the way, DeFi operators got the idea that unlawful transactions become lawful when facilitated by smart contracts. They do not. The DeFi space may be novel, complex and evolving, but the division of enforcement will continue to evolve with it and aggressively pursue those who operate unregistered platforms that allow U .S. persons to trade digital asset derivatives. Now, while both Open and Derridex were offering derivatives trading, the situation around 0x was a little more complex. 0x is an Open DEX platform which allows anyone to list tokens. They attracted the attention of the CFTC by simply having derivative tokens with embedded leverage listed. The CFTC claimed that simply retaining the ability to draw fees from the trading, though not actually profiting from the platform and having access to shut down the platform, was sufficient to be held liable for how other developers use the platform. Now, one CFTC commissioner offered a scathing dissent to the enforcement action. Commissioner Summer Mersinger wrote, Although each case presents different facts, they have been lumped together for commission consideration and vote, presumably for messaging purposes, as quote -unquote DeFi cases. She added that, I am concerned that the Commission in these cases is taking another step down the path of bringing enforcement actions when we should be engaging with the public. It is important to emphasize that Enforcement First has not always been the CFTC's default position. These cases are especially concerning in that they represent a significant shift in position on the merits of engagement with DeFi market participants. Finally today, over in the UK, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority have pushed back the commencement date of some elements of strict new crypto advertising rules. The core rules will come into force on October 8th. They require advertisements to be clear, fair, and not misleading. In addition, risk warnings will now be mandatory in incentivizing platform use with both monetary and non -monetary rewards is prohibited. Other parts of the regulations could be pushed back to as late as January according to the FCA. Individual firms would need to apply for additional time on a case -by -case basis. The regulator explained that firms are running up against technical issues implementing some parts of the new rules. In particular, a 24 -hour cooling -off period which would allow customers to ask for full refunds is proving difficult to comply with. It would require programming changes to platforms at a minimum, if not an overhaul to business models. Lucy Casseldine, Director of Consumer Investment at the FCA said, As a proportionate regulator, we're giving firms that apply a little bit more time to get other reforms requiring technology and business change right. We'll maintain our close eye on firms during this extended implementation period. Now, the FCA's strict new rules have been criticized for their broad scope and draconian punishments. Foreign firms that advertise to UK customers would be covered by the regulations, which capture social media posts, websites, and in -app advertising. Influencers would be held liable for their promotion of crypto products, and the failure to adhere to the new regulations could result in criminal charges. The maximum punishment for breaches includes an unlimited fine or even jail time. The FCA has said that the strict rules are designed to Prevent harm to consumers from investing in crypto assets that do not match their risk appetite. The regulator added that It is up to consumers to decide whether they buy crypto assets, but they should do so based on fair and accurate information that helps them make effective investment decisions. So friends, this is the other side of the prepping for the next bull run. It is going to be a much tighter environment, certainly for any types of promotions. Although whether that will end scams given where we started this episode, I think that remains to be seen. However, that is going to do it for today's episode. I appreciate you guys listening as always. Until tomorrow, be safe and take care of each other.
A highlight from Get Ready for Laser Season: Dr. Macrene Alexiades on Everything You Need to Know
"This is the RPD podcast where we are always reaching for truth and beauty. Remember, the brands on the show are not paying to be here, so we get to ask the questions you want answered because you deserve to be informed so you can make the best choices for yourself. And with that said, I'm Amber, and today my fabulous cohost is Dr. Makreni Alexiadis. I hope I got that right. She is a fabulous Greece native. By the way, Greece is one of my favorite places in the world. But a Greek name, so I'm hoping I'm pronouncing that right. She also holds three degrees from Harvard, is a practicing dermatologist in New York City and an all -around amazing, brilliant woman. I'm so honored to have you on the show today, Dr. Makreni. How did I do with the pronunciation? Like a native. Like a fellow Greek, I'm so honored. I mean, so, you know, prior to this, you know, when we were just chatting a minute ago, Greece is one of my favorite places in the world. I've been there three times now. Never to skiros where you are, but it is just magical. Are you? You were actually born in Greece. I wasn't born in Greece, but I'm a dual citizen. I spent half my life here, half my life in America, back and forth. And so that has really inspired me and given me a worldly view and a balanced view. And the Greeks, we were taught the Socratic method from birth, which is to question and to probe and to find the meaning of life. So it has really benefited me as a physician and a scientist and a creative and an artist. And I'm grateful to be able to bring that kind of global viewpoint to everyone. I love that. And again, I find that the Greeks of all the places that had been were the most familial, the most warming, the most, you know, come on into my house, come do this. And also the best tomatoes I've ever had in my entire life. Like it's just the best food ever. Thank you. Well, it's sun and believe it or not, not that much water in the summer and soil makes for fruits fantastic and vegetables. So delicious. You know, so listen, full disclosure, we are recording this. It is still summer, but this will air in September. So with that said, you know, I'm so excited to have you here because you are truly an expert in everything lasers. In fact, you told me you were writing a second textbook while you're there in Greece. Yes. I usually take this time when I'm not seeing patients to work on my academics, which is particularly textbook writing, which requires undivided attention. My first textbook is Alexiadis's cosmetic dermatologic surgery that was published by Walters Kluwer. You can get it on Amazon and it is the first of its kind. It's a disorder based text that takes the reader down an algorithm of the best medical cosmetic, which includes injectables, heels and lasers and surgical treatment options. And it's good for both patients as well as colleagues, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, physicians, who really need to know what the gamut is, the panoply of treatment options that are available. And then my second textbook is on photodynamic therapy. That is with the publisher of Selvia. That is the book that I'm finishing right as we speak. And that is an area of specialty of mine as well. In addition to lasers, it's the use of light to cure disease. Oh, I love that. We've been talking so much about different light therapies, red light therapy, blue light therapy. But I'm hoping that today, that you are really known as a laser expert. And since, by the time this airs, last weekend will have been the unofficial end of summer, even though summer doesn't end for like another few weeks, this is a really great time for people to start thinking about different sort of laser therapies that they can do, right? And so I'm just wondering, when we hit the fall, what are some of the most popular things that you were seeing in your offices? Great questions. And you are right. My patients are planned out months in advance. So I do my fall laser planning in the spring. So patients come in the spring, they start to complain about the things that start to present themselves when we start to get sun exposure, such as brown spots, melasma, hyperpigmentation. And those are not conditions you want to treat in the summer, particularly with lasers, because lasers kick up the heat in the skin, and you can get a tanning like result from that. So we pause on the use of lasers for pigment until the fall. So it starts back up pretty much end of September, beginning of October. And the other is, is that lasers against pigment are not as effective in the summer when you're getting all your sun exposure. So it may actually be working, but it looks to the patient as if it's not working because they're tanning in the summer. So all my laser cases are already fully booked all the way through to the holidays. I mean, yes. And you do have, I don't know, are we allowed to name drop? Can you tell any of the celebrities? Well, I think it's like public knowledge. I leave it to my celebrities. If my celebrities want to mention me and give me some love, and some of them do like Sienna Miller, Brooke Shields, and those guys, it's wonderful, Nikki Hilton. But I really adhere very, very, very strictly to HIPAA. And I know like, I mean, people have called me a billion dollar box office success, which I cherish that title. But my lips are sealed and I just, but I derive a great deal of satisfaction, pride and joy actors at keeping and models in their business, in their work, well until their elder years, which is really a source of pride for me. So on that, do you feel like there are certain things that you recommend kind of everybody does? Of course, we all have different skin types. We all have different conditions, but are there certain procedures now that you were loving, especially coming into the fall, clearly we are too late to book with you, sad, sad, but are there things that you are kind of loving out there for people to be doing this time of year? And are there certain treatments that you love for this time of year? There is no end to what I can do. I mean, I have to say, I was at a dinner party that night and one of the ladies was saying how plastic surgeons or dermatologists told her there was like nothing to be done for her. I have to say, I mean, I am fortunate that I have the embarrassment of the riches of knowledge and experience in both injectables and devices, but really there is no end to what I can do. I can treat in the summer. I am just saying that there are certain devices you do not want to do in the summer, such as fractionated devices, Q -switch devices, picosecond technologies, those are better done in the fall, but I have great treats for everyone all summer long. One of my current favorites is radiofrequency microneedling, which I am honored and acknowledged as, single -handedly, the dermatologist, scientist, and laser specialist who brought this whole genre to market. I sought and attained the FDA approval between 2006 and 2010 for the prototype radiofrequency microneedling device. That one was called the Profound. And since then, we have had a huge crop, a whole generation of devices, such as Morpheus is one that people know about. But there are many different types of genius, infamy, intensive, they are utilized in a way that is safe for all skin colors, all skin types, and can be used in the summer months. So that is one of my all -time favorites for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation, all summer long, with no risk of downtime or hyperpigmentation. Okay, so let's go back to the fall now, right? So because that's what we're kind of, the season we're coming into, good to know though that radiofrequency can be done year -round, what are your fall -specific treatments? What are the things that you're starting to address now, you know? Okay, so come September, you're done with your summer, Labor Day is over, now we're in the saddle, we're looking at this rung of treatment that is really dedicated to this time of year. When you're in September, be aware that there's still this delayed what we call seasonal lag. You can get this first week in October that's very sunny and warm and it really helps you to be outside. So please delay a little bit in treating your brown spots and hyperpigmentation with devices until October, however, in September, I do start to do some rejuvenation on people who I trust and know are really not going to go out in the sun, so that might include intense pulse like IPL, that is great for getting the summer off. All the sun damage you've accrued over the summer, you can start treating in September and if you're somebody who really is not going to go out in the sun, whether it's because you have kids in school or you yourself are working and you know that even if it's an Indian summer, you won't be outside, then you can treat with rejuvenation lasers such as fractionated resurfacing known as Fraxel, picosecond lasers such as Picogenesis or its predecessor, Genesis laser. These are all devices that are great for rejuvenation, for getting rid of sun damage, which you've accrued over the summer in short order so that especially if you can do a trio, which a lot of times these devices are done three months in a row, a month apart, three treatments. If you do September, October, November, you're ready for holidays. You're ready for Thanksgiving and winter holidays. Now I have to ask you, and I don't want to put you on the spot because do you have a lot of these devices in your office? Oh yeah, I have over 50 lasers and devices in my office. So here's where I'm going to put you on the spot then. Is there one that's like kind of your favorite? It's like asking who is your favorite child. Oh no. No, I mean, you know, my girls will tell you, like they're all my favorites. For example, I have specific devices that are my go -to and my favorite for eyelid tightening. So my claim to fame is that I replaced the plastic surgery with devices and injectables, right? And I'm replacing cosmetic procedures with active ingredients through my macrine actives. So that's been kind of the progression of my career over the last, and I have to say I've been in science for over 40 years, so I've been working really hard for many decades, but the progression was initially replacing plastic surgery with devices and injectables. And I go through phases of what my favorites are and then taking all that knowledge and translating it into active ingredients. So ultimately we can do all this at home, but I will just give you some of my highlights. All right, so if you don't want plastic surgery, be on the lookout for skin laxity, in my opinion, other than like having brown spots and sun damage, which of course does, you know, make you look not so great. I think it is equally important to keep an eye out for jowls and loss of the beautiful like elasticity of the skin that you want, especially in the jawline and neck. If you start to see jowls, if you start to see laxity, intervene earlier with non -surgical alternatives so that you don't end up needing surgery. Give you an example, I've been taking care of a classmate of mine from Harvard undergrad that we were class of like 89 and she doesn't look any different than when we were in college. Why? I have her face memorized and she believes in me so much and in the science and what I've done. She comes every four months like clockwork for all these years, 20 years, getting skin tightening with me with radio frequency devices, infrared light. She doesn't have any jowls, of course, a little bit of filler. And then she uses my actives. So if you were to really prioritize devices in my practice, I would say you want to keep on top of two classes of devices. One are the skin tightening technologies, whether it's around the eyes, jawline or neck or body, if you're down to body now. And then the rejuvenation technologies that we just talked about, IPL, fractionated technologies, genesis type devices to keep the sun damage and wrinkles at bay. And then if you need something more aggressive, you can always go to a CO2 laser, which I'm a specialist specialist in that as well. And that really is in my hands, an art form. I tailor the carbon dioxide and the erbium lasers, which are really our Cadillac devices for those who have more significance on damage in most cases or wrinkles and aging. But honestly, even people who have very light skin that starts to wrinkle a little bit prematurely in their 40s, maybe candidates already. And that, too, prevents the need for, say, blepharoplasty, which is eyelid surgery. It may prevent the need for a facelift because it'll give you enough of a strong rejuvenation.
A highlight from The 110-Year War
"Full disclaimer, I will be watching NFL football tonight. I don't like it. They're a little too wokey for me. I just like football too much. I think it's the Chiefs and the Lions. Don't sleep on the Lions everybody. I'll tell you, they want it bad. So as tonight NFL football begins and it is the kickoff, if you will, of the NFL season. There's also another kickoff. You know, we asked Charlie, what about the 2024 election? The 2024 election is about a year and a way. No, no, no, it's happening right now, obviously. But there's a very, very important fight looming in real time right now. I believe it is the opening kick of the 2024 election. It's 930, September 30th. The federal government needs to pass a short -term funding bill by September 30th or there will be a government shutdown. Now, you may or may not remember this, but you remember about a year and a half ago, there was a massive bill that was passed, a huge bill, not a year. It was voted on by Senator Shelby from Alabama. He was the chief person who brought this forward where they basically robbed the House of Representatives, the incoming class. It was about 10 months ago of their ability to negotiate the budget, where they kicked it all the way to this date, September 30th. So the federal government needs to pass a short -term funding bill by September 30th. The Biden regime is asking that in addition to all the normal stuff, that Congress adds $44 billion on top of that in emergency spending, $16 billion for FEMA, $24 billion for Ukraine, on top of the $200 billion already spent on Ukraine. But the most important thing is this, is that we're seeing in real time the destruction, the erosion, the shredding of the United States Constitution. We see Jack Smith, an out -of -control rogue prosecutor, Merrick Garland, the Department of Justice. We see the number one political opponent to the regime who is beating him in the polls. Fact, he's beating him in the polls, whether they're truth polls or not. It's just fact, he's beating him in the polls, facing 500 years in federal prison. Many people are asking, Charlie, what can we do? What can we do? What can we do? How do we fight? How do we push back against? How do we fight? The 30th of September is a day where we can fight. It's a day where we can draw a line in the sand and we can defund the deep state. We have the House of Representatives. We have a majority. Now, I'm going to say something that is a little bit not unpopular, but it's different. I fully support the impeachment of Joe Biden. In fact, we should have done it three or four months ago. But I actually think defunding these agencies should be a bigger priority than the impeachment of Joe Biden. I'm not saying that we shouldn't impeach Joe Biden, but I actually think a more effective way to make long -lasting change, a more effective way to use the political power that the people gave the Republican majority is to defang the tyrants, is to go after these agencies. Now, let's play this out for a second. Joe Biden is a traitor to the nation. So I think that we should pass a clean impeachment resolution, send it to the Senate. But I don't think we should spend too much time on it. I think that's a very valuable time to go and impeach and investigate a guy that we already know who is an outright criminal. He's a traitor. He should be in Gitmo in federal prison for the rest of his life, as is his son. But does that have long -lasting change? Wouldn't it be more effective to tell the FBI you don't get your new building? You have to reduce your headcount by 20 or 30 percent. Tell the Department of Defense you're not allowed to have gay poems on aircraft carriers anymore, that trans whatever individuals are not going to be allowed in the military. Isn't this a more effective way? And the most important one that's obviously staring us in the face, Department of Justice. Are we going to keep on funding Merrick Garland? Will we have the leverage and we have the ability to say no? Now, the bad guys, the Democrats and the Uniparty Republicans, they want a clean resolution, a clean CR. Well, time out here. Hold on. You guys are going after every potential political dissident. Steve Bannon, 1 ,200 January 6 defendants. You're weaponizing the entire government and we're sitting there and taking it. And we've been saying on this program time and time again, well, where are the Republican AGs? Answer, not around. Not interested in doing anything bold or courageous. Where are the Republican DAs? They're not interested. They do not want to do anything bold or courageous. So how do we end this abuse? Now, understand this is not standard politics. This is a crisis. And in a crisis, we should act differently than we normally do. The one way we have to actually act at a federal level is for the House not to fund what Biden needs. So directly focus on five or six. Don't ask for the whole world. You're not going to get the world. But identify five or six of the Soviet Gestapo pressure points of the regime. Star of the beast. All funding must start in the House, period. Nothing the Biden regime does can happen without the House GOP offering up money for them to do it. Now, we should not fund a single dollar to Ukraine. But if we're thinking realistically, they're going to figure out some way to get Ukrainian funding. So if we were smart, we'd say, OK, they really want Ukraine funding. Use that as leverage then. Say, OK, so you really want Ukraine funding. Then there has to be border wall, border security. But more important than all of that, it is the lack of funding that we have to draw the line on. You don't get Jack Smith. You want Zelensky? No Jack Smith. And they'll say, well, you're going to shut down the government. OK. You want Zelensky? No Jack Smith. That's a popular position. And by the way, if you pick the fights, you can win. Majority of people are not in favor of the criminalization of Donald Trump. Jack Smith is the bright line. No Jack Smith, period. Jack Smith and his entire operation. Now, this is an interesting question, Blake and the team. Is Jack Smith an essential government worker or not if there was a shutdown? If we shut down the government, does that mean that Jack Smith and his team would still be operating? Now, again, one of the most frustrating things we go through every time there's a government shutdown is all of a sudden they say, well, these are essential and not essential government workers. If they're not essential, why do they have jobs? If they're not essential, why do they operate? Now, under Bob Mueller, when Bob Mueller was a special counsel, his office continued to work in the event of a government shutdown. OK, but even beyond a government shutdown, we need to defund Jack Smith, line item Jack Smith, carve it out and say, Jack Smith, you do not get another penny of U .S. taxpayer dollars, period. That's a good way to end Jack Smith. And the House Republicans have the entire ability to do that. We need to find the parts of the deep state that are grinding the American people to a halt. And it goes to the FBI, the DOJ, DHS, isolate them and starve that beast. And you're not going to get the entire budget down to zero. So get even more particular. Again, Congress, they don't do their job, unfortunately. So find Jack Smith's budget, which by the way, Jack Smith's budget is probably like $15 million. Like maybe, maybe, maybe like $9 million. And you could say in the funding resolution, you're done. Your team no longer authorized. These agencies have to go to Congress for money. And on the 30th of September, it is all bubbling up. Matt Gaetz and Andy Ogles have introduced similar pieces of legislation to deny federal funding for the special counsel. This is the line, everybody. We will not put up with our funding, our money to a Democrat super PAC, which is what Jack Smith has become. Jack Smith is a Democrat super PAC operator with subpoena power and the ability to put people in prison with handcuffs. Shut down the government over this, over the very specific principled stand. You go after Donald Trump and try to put him in 500 years in federal prison. The government's getting shut down. That would be hardball. I want to tell you guys about Good Ranchers. You heard me talk about it before, but it's new and improved Good Ranchers. I had Good Ranchers for our Shabbat dinner last week, and it was amazing. Look, Good Ranchers, they have better beef than ever. Their ground beef is better than ever. 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A highlight from Dont Tread on Me
"We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast. To hear the entire three hours of my radio show, commercial free, every single day, become a member of Pragertopia. You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives, as well as the daily show prep. Subscribe at Pragertopia .com Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Dennis Prager show. It is Wednesday, August 30th, 2023. My name is Julie Hartman. I am the host of the Dennis and Julie show, or I should say the co -host of Dennis and Julie, alongside Dennis Prager. That premieres every Monday on the Salem News Channel. I am also the host of my own three times weekly show, Timeless with Julie Hartman, which is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on the Salem News Channel. You can also catch those two shows, Dennis and Julie and Timeless, on the Julie Hartman YouTube page, and of course, you can download them on Apple and Spotify. It is great to be with you. To begin this morning, we're going to talk about a 12 -year -old Colorado student, who on Monday was kicked out of class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. For those who don't know what that is, the Gadsden flag patch, it is the don't tread on me flag that sometimes you see flying around the United States. According to the school district, which kicked this child out of class, that Gadsden flag is only flown in Trump 2020 flag flying white supremacist neighborhoods, which is obviously a lie, and not to mention insulting. This story, I think, provides a pretty apt synopsis of the state of American education for two reasons. First, the teacher who kicked this boy out of class falsely said that the Gadsden patch had, quote, origins with slavery. That is not true. This patch was actually made in the 1770s during the American Revolution, and the slogan don't tread on me was intended to be a message to the British that the American colonists who were rebelling against their rule were no longer going to put up with the British treading on them. That is the first thing that reveals the state of American education because it is very common nowadays for the content in schools to be taught incorrectly. Then the second reason why it says kind of everything you need to know about the state of our country's school system is that in addition to teaching the wrong content, students are being politically persecuted. There was another story in Massachusetts just about three or four months ago where a young 12 -year -old boy, Liam Morrison, was also sent home from school because he dared to wear a t -shirt that said there are only two genders. This is an ever -growing phenomenon in our country, but let's go here to this article I'm reading from American Greatness. On Monday, so two days ago, very recent, a Colorado Springs charter school removed a middle school student from class for having a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack, alleging falsely that the patch had origins with slavery. A video circulating on X features a Vanguard school administrator explaining to 12 -year -old Jaden and his mother why the boy was pulled from class. The confrontation has gone viral, and due to negative publicity, this is great news, the boy was allowed to have the patch in place when he returned to school on Tuesday. That is totally the right strategy. What happened is that Jaden and his mother were so outraged by Jaden being sent home from school that they went public with this clip. They were on Sean Hannity on Fox News. I believe that they also spoke with Tucker Carlson, or at the very least, Tucker Carlson covered this story. That is the right approach. When something insane happens, whether it's in your child's school or in your workplace, you have to go public with it. That is the only way that we are going to expose the rot of wokeism and try to get it unraveled. This past Monday, in addition to being the day that 12 -year -old Jaden was sent home from school, also marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the famous I Have a Dream speech. In addition to Martin Luther King's great activism, nonviolent activism, the thing that ended the racist Jim Crow laws in the South was the fact that Americans were seeing the discrimination against black people on their televisions. The start of cable TV, or at least the popularity of cable TV in the 50s and 60s in contributing to the civil rights movement cannot be underestimated. It is because people started taking video of black people in the South being hosed down by police officers, having dogs unleashed on them. And in the court of public opinion, the Jim Crow laws and other racist measures that were present in the South no longer became acceptable because people were seeing with their own eyes how disgusting it was. That is what we need to do now in this arguably new civil rights era in our country. We need to go public, show video, send audio of a teacher berating a student. So I just thought that was interesting that on the same day that this child was sent home was the same day that Martin Luther King delivered that speech. Similar lessons can be gleaned from both of those experiences. Continuing from American greatness, this is a quote from the school administrator. The reason that we do not want the flag, the reason that we do not want the flag displayed is due to its origins with slavery and the slave trade. The Gadsden flag, the surprised mother responded to which the administrator replied the don't tread on me flag. The mother asked what would happen if Jayden removed the patch and the staffer answered flatly the bag can't go back if it's got the patch on it because we can't have that in and around other kids. They're talking about this patch like it has cooties, like if you get within five feet of it, you are going to get a highly contagious deadly flu. We can't have this around other children. Lest they get infected with the imaginary bigotry of the Gadsden flag patch, the mother shot back. Yeah, it has nothing to do with slavery, I love this. The mother is teaching the teacher. That's like the Revolutionary War patch that was displayed when we were fighting the British. Thank you Jayden's mother for teaching basic elementary history to an elementary school teacher. The administrator responded, I am here to enforce the policy that was provided by the district. This is such cowardice. It's not me who's doing this, even though I'm the one who sent the child home. It's a policy. I'm just hiding behind the policy. The mother and son pointed out that other Vanguard kids, Vanguard is the school in Colorado, are allowed to have other various patches on their backpacks. That's exactly right. I bet that there are students at that school who have come in with Black Lives Matter patches or pride patches or even t -shirts with those symbols. Why is that okay? Arguably Black Lives Matter, not just arguably, I mean it's pretty evident, Black Lives Matter is far more offensive of a flag than the Gadsden flag. Black Lives Matter is a Marxist organization which advocated for uprooting the Western prescribed notions of the nuclear family. The Black Lives Matter organization has accumulated billions and billions and billions of dollars that has gone absolutely nowhere to places that would actually help black people. They purported to raise this money for bail funds and for scholarships and for public school funding. What we have found out is that it has actually gone into the pockets of the founders so that they could buy $6 million mansions here in Los Angeles. Those billions of dollars were also used to, actually they were used for bail funds, but they were used to bail out violent rioters who set buildings aflame. Those riots in 2020 killed 25 people, many of whom were black. But the Black Lives Matter flag is okay. I bet you there would be no issue, but the Gadsden flag, oh yes, that is bigotry. How about the pride flag? You know, pride no longer represents tolerance of those with different sexual identification. It a represents movement that seeks to condone the genital mutilation of young children in the name of so -called gender affirming care. Is that offensive? Would that flag be allowed in schools? I bet you it would. 1 -8 Prager, 776 -1877 -243 -777 -6. Back in a moment. Precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. It's why I mention him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, americanfederal .com, americanfederal .com. Triple G has notified me that we actually have a clip of this recording of the administrator telling 12 -year -old Jaden, the Colorado student, that he could not wear the Gadsden flag patch on his backpack. I just want to play a minute of the video for you so that you can hear this. And for those of you who are watching the show on the Salem News Channel, you will see that this boy is so polite. He's clean cut. He has a nice shirt on and he's sitting there, you know, with his hands clasped together and he's just nodding and taking it in, incredibly dignified and polite. He didn't say anything like, come on, this is ridiculous. What the heck is going on here? He handled that with such class. His mother should be proud. Let's hear a minute of this clip. Thank you. Do they know what the Gadsden flag is? It's a historical flag. So there, the reason that they do not want the flag, the reason we do not want the flag is due to its origins with slavery and slave trade. That is what was, that's the reason behind the Gadsden flag. The don't tread on me, which is the Gadsden flag. Okay, so he, what's going to happen if he doesn't take it all? He, I mean, he is able to go, I was actually just telling him, like, I was upset that he was missing so much school. I'm like, ah! So I asked him, can he just take his stuff out of his bag and go back to class? Like, I just want him to go back to class. The bag can't go back. It's got a patch on it, because we can't have that in and around other kids. So that's what I was trying, and then he said you were close, so I was like, oh, okay. It's amazing that this administrator is saying, you know, I hate that he's missing school. He's missing school because of you, my friend, or not my friend, my enemy. All right, reading continuing from American Greatness, the head of the school told Jaden's mother that the patch was, quote, disruptive to the classroom environment, and that the boy was welcome to return to class on Tuesday, but only if he removed the patch, okay? Because of its creator's history and because it is commonly flown alongside Trump 2020 flags, the Confederate battle flag, and other white supremacist flags, some may now see the Don't Tread On Me flag as a symbol of intolerance and hate or even racism. Oh, gosh. We could spend the entire three hours on that quote. Okay, so many lies in that one sentence. But they're saying that Trump 2020 flags are white supremacist flags. How is that not political persecution? So half this country are white supremacists, really? And then I love this line here. Some may see it as a symbol of intolerance, hate, or even racism. Welcome to the tyranny of the minority. If one person is made to feel uncomfortable by that flag, the entire school has to go along with that person's preferences. This child has to be sent home. As the administrator said, he loses out on learning because this one person may, in a hypothetical world, be uncomfortable. So this is interesting because let's look at these four adjectives that were used to describe this patch, disruptive, intolerant, hateful, and racist. We live in a world where there is such a profound assault on truth. And what comes alongside that assault on truth is an assault on the objective meaning of words, because that's basically another way of saying the truth, that words hold a objective, truthful meaning. You know, when people say, well, what's the harm of calling a man a woman or a woman a man? What's the harm of saying words are violent? This is the harm, because when words lose their objective meaning, the rules and the standards that are associated with those words also lose their objective meaning, and then all havoc breaks loose. There is this standard in American public education. It was established in a Supreme Court case in 1969. The case is called Tinker versus Des Moines, Iowa School District. And it dealt with the fact that students came to class wearing Vietnam War or anti -Vietnam War wristbands, and they were asked to remove those wristbands. And this case went all the way up to the Supreme Court, and the court established what's called the Tinker standard of regulating speech in schools, because they had to balance the fact that sometimes it is necessary and even good to regulate speech in schools for disciplinary reasons, but also respecting the fact that students have First Amendment rights. So they established this standard, which essentially says that students have a right to express political speech, wear shirts, wear backpack stickers, wear wristbands. As long as that speech is not disruptive to the classroom and does not infringe on the rights of other students to learn. So here we see that this school district in Colorado is saying that Jaden's backpack patch is disruptive. And so if we are now calling a backpack patch disruptive, then it means that they can lawfully tell Jaden to go home and get rid of it, because the Tinker standard says that they have a right to censor speech that is disruptive. Once the objective meaning of words change, then that paves the way for the objective meaning of rules and standards associated with those rules to change. Another story that we will cover in this hour is this Spanish soccer league craziness where the head, I believe it was, of the Spanish soccer league went up and kissed one of the female players after the Spanish female soccer team won the World Cup. This kiss, which by the way I do not condone, you shouldn't kiss someone if it is unwanted or without their consent, but this kiss is now being called sexual assault. And this man who planted the unwanted kiss on the female soccer player is under criminal investigation for sexual assault, which in Spain, as in the United States, carries prison time as a potential punishment. Another perfect example of the way that if we change words, then we change the laws associated with those words. Because now if a kiss is called sexual assault, then you can be prosecuted or brought to trial for alleged sexual assault if you kiss someone. This is very scary. That is why conservatives make such a fuss when words are used improperly, because it leads to a slippery slope. And by the way, this is going to affect all of us. There are going to be many people, we're already seeing it happen, who are going to be fired from their jobs or sent home from school for supposedly being disruptive or racist when they're not. We have calls. We'll take them in the next segment. 1 -8 Prager 776 -1877 -243 -7776. I'm eager to hear your reactions. Back in a moment. Mike Lindell has a passion to help you get the best sleep of your life. He didn't stop at the pillow. Mike also created the Giza Dream bed sheets. These sheets look and feel great, which means an even better night's sleep, which is crucial for overall health. Mike found the world's best cotton called Giza. It's ultra soft and breathable, but extremely durable. Mike's latest deal is the sale of the year for a limited time. You'll receive 50 % off the Giza Dream sheets, marking prices down as low as $29 .98, depending on the size. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast's square, and use the promo code Prager. There you'll find not only this amazing offer, but also deep discounts on all MyPillow products, including the MyPillow 2 .0 mattress topper, MyPillow kitchen towel sets, and so much more. Call 800 -761 -6302 or go to MyPillow .com and use the promo code Prager. Welcome back to The Dennis Prager Show. I'm Julie Hartman, your guest host for today. We are discussing the fact that this 12 -year -old boy in Colorado was sent home from school on Monday for wearing a Don't Tread On Me patch on his backpack. The school said that he had to remove it. In order to return to school, he and his mother went public with a recording of the administrator admonishing him. And the public outrage over this incident led to the school allowing Jaden to come back with the patch on his backpack. I should also note that the school announced that they would be canceling Parents Night due to quote, unforeseen circumstances. Clearly, they do not want to face some questions about this incident. Let's go to Steve in Chicago, Illinois. Hi, Steve. Thanks for calling in. Yeah, Julie, thanks a lot. So, here's where I'm going to part company with you, okay? Whatever happened at School of Colorado sounds ridiculous, okay? But you beat it like a dead horse a thousand times to make it sound as if this is commonplace. You talk about transgender issues, and Dennis Prager does it nonstop. And what you do, and the way to deceive people, okay, which is what I think you and Dennis do, is to omit from your discussions and your narrative other information that would make what you're saying completely false, okay? What is that information that we are omitting? Well, I'll tell you. I'll tell you. You guys beat this transgender drum like they are going to take over the world and destroy civilization. The fact is - When have we ever said those words? That they're going to take over the world and destroy civilization? I listen to Dennis all the time. It's incessant. And the fact is, is there are very few transgender people relative to the population, okay? That's true. Most of us will never meet a transgender person. The few people who are transgender are afflicted with a horrible psychiatric illness, okay? They deserve empathy. No one is forcing them to undergo any transgender hormonal treatment. I'm going to pause you there, Steve. I don't mean to cut you off, but just for the sake of time, I'm going to pause you and I'd like to continue a discussion, but I have to cut in. You are right, Steve, that there is a relatively low number of transgender individuals relative to the population, which is why I ask the question, why is teaching that gender is non -binary and fluid becoming so mainstream if this is so rare? And I encourage you, Steve, and anyone listening who may agree with his disagreement of Dennis' position and my position, I encourage you to read the California Department of Education codes, the Arizona Department of Education codes, New Jersey, Michigan. Many states, blue states around the country, in these codes have things that say that you should teach kids that gender is non -binary. In New Jersey, they say that you should not refer to children using gendered pronouns. Here in Los Angeles, the LAUSD, which has about 450 schools under its jurisdiction, has monthly Rainbow Club meetings where students as young as four years old are subjected to drag queen story hour. This is not a fringe thing. This is very mainstream, and they are also taught these radical gender codes. I agree that people who are experiencing gender dysphoria deserve empathy. That is why I, and I feel comfortable speaking for Dennis, that is why Dennis and I are so disgusted. And that is the word disgusted by this movement, which is saying, legitimizing the fact that it is normal to not feel your gender. These individuals deserve empathy, they deserve therapy, but what they do not deserve is being subjected to doctors and students who are saying, yeah, you're 13 years old or you're 15 years old and you don't feel like your gender, here are some puberty blockers, and by the way, you should have your breasts cut off. This is happening at the Duke University Medical School, Medical Hospital, excuse me, Boston Children's Hospital. This is happening all over the country. I'd like to give Steve an opportunity to respond. We may have to go into the next segment, Steve. We don't have much time. OK. Yeah. What you're saying about people having their breasts, women having their breasts cut off and hormonal blockers, again, it's a misleading narrative you're giving. OK. No, no, no female is going to breast cut off without her consent, without substantial psychiatric involvement. OK. It is not substantial psychiatric involvement. That is not true. You know what? You know what? I've studied this issue. It is true. As have I. As have I. It is very common for these kids. OK, I'm sorry. We're going to have to continue into the next segment. Steve, stay on. We'll pick it up. Back in a moment.
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"This is decision time for Bitcoin, and it's also decision time for the SEC, who are set to either approve, delay, or deny the BlackRock Bitcoin spot ETF this week. So I think it's going to be a pretty big week in crypto. Of course, the last week, we kind of just moved sideways, not much happened. But in today's episode, which is my weekly watchlist episode, I want to break down exactly what could happen this week, what the key dates are that you need to keep your eye on. And then, of course, as usual, from these weekly preview shows that I've been doing every Monday, I'm going to go through my altcoin list and show you some of the coins that I am watching on the market right now, the reasons why, and also go through some of the market moves that I'm making. So smash the like button if you do enjoy these Monday shows. And without further ado, let's get straight into the video. So not much to update you on in terms of the Bitcoin price. From a price perspective, the only thing I just want to reiterate right now is that we are starting to form a little bit of a flag formation. Technically, this would be regarded as a bear flag of sorts, which does have a higher probability of breaking to the downside from a technical perspective. But we also do have this upper region here, which you can keep your eye on if Bitcoin makes that push up towards the mid 26 ,000 region. So just keep your eye on this flag that's starting to form, also paying attention to, of course, that critical support level at the 25 ,000 level, which was the pivot point for Bitcoin before the initial spot ETF driven rally, which saw Bitcoin rally from 25K all the way to 31K. So just watch this flag at the moment and also keep a close eye on 25K because that is Bitcoin's major support from a technical perspective. Now, what are the key dates that you need to keep in mind? Well, as you can see here, the first deadline for the iShares Bitcoin Trust, in other words, the BlackRock Bitcoin spot ETF is on September 2nd. So that is on Saturday. But of course, because the SEC doesn't usually report on weekends, it's probably likely that we get a response either on Thursday or Friday, and it could happen even sooner. But obviously, that is their major deadline. So if they do want to kind of push it to the very last date, they could do it on Friday. We also have the Bitwise Trust on the first, which is going to be on the Friday, and then a bunch of other, a plethora of other Bitcoin spot ETFs due for their first deadline. Now, this doesn't mean that the SEC has to necessarily give a ruling on Bitcoin on Friday or on Saturday. They could technically just delay to the second deadline, which I guess the probability is that they will just keep delaying. But usually around these events, we do get major news. For example, like a couple of weeks ago, that's when the SEC handed in a request for the amendments of the spot ETF. So oftentimes during these weeks, we do see some sort of response from the SEC. The other thing that you need to keep in mind from a Bitcoin perspective is the Grayscale Trust is also set to have a response by the SEC this week. So I think it's likely either on Tuesday or Thursday that we get some sort of word about the Grayscale conversion from the futures to the Bitcoin spot ETF. So lots of news here could potentially cause volatility for Bitcoin, which makes this week a really important week to stick to the charts and have a look at what's going on and paying attention to that. Now, of course, BlackRock has an exemplary record when it comes to these spot ETFs. That's why it's such a big event in the market, and it really is what the market is hanging out for right now. I mean, we've just been shopping sideways. A lot of participants are showing some sort of apathy towards the market, quite bored, waiting for that next big catalyst. Of course, a spot ETF approval would be that catalyst and a delay into 2024, if we keep getting delays, would definitely be enough to put some suppressory pressure on the Bitcoin price to suppress it down as Q4 kind of macro effects start to affect the Bitcoin price in absence of a catalyst. That's what would happen if we got a delay, but who knows what's going to happen, and the SEC could always chuck a curveball at us in the next week or so. So definitely one to keep your eye on. But in the lead up to some of these key dates, the Bitcoin open interest has actually started to uptick. So I'm on Velo here. We could see that the total Bitcoin open interest, so the amount of total open positions in the futures market, was at $4 .8 billion towards the back end of last week. Now, it's already ticking over into the $5 billion range. And today, we did see a little spike to the $5 .06 bill range, which is the highest it's been in roughly a week. So we are starting to see some positioning in terms of shorts and longs on the Bitcoin price, which is quite interesting. And typically, when we see like CVDs and Delta perps moving higher with price and open interest increasing, that does indicate that a move could start to be brewing here. And it's interesting because you contrast the short term tick up in open interest in line with the fact that the weekly Bitcoin Bollinger Band width is now at its lowest that it's ever been in history. And it kind of paints the picture here that, look, at some point, we are going to get an explosive move, and it could be as soon as this week, because we know Bitcoin is forming this bear flag. We also know that the SEC is set to give some sort of ruling, whether it's an approval, a delay or a denial. And we also know they're going to speak on Grayscale. It could be this week. Lots of stuff happening in China and whatnot as well. But, you know, it could also not happen this week. So we don't know when it's going to happen, but I would just be prepared for volatility on the markets to hit at some point. It is boring right now, but remember that could change super quick, just as we saw a couple weeks ago with that big Bitcoin move. And we do see periods of compression tend to lead to expansion. So what am I doing? Well, this is really what I want to talk about in today's video. What am I looking at? Let's go through all the alts. Let's go through all the trades. Some are short trades, some aren't just longs, and some also longs. So you guys know every Monday I've been doing this kind of the week ahead series where we look at my favorite alt plays for the week and we dissect them and we talk about it. And it's a lot of fun and I really enjoy it. So let's get into it right now. I've got, I think, seven alts to discuss, actually 10, because some narratives are comprised of multiple altcoins. But yeah, basically 10 alts to discuss, some I'm buying, some I'm shorting. It's going to be a lot of fun going through these. Just before we go into that list, I want to give a shout out to one of our official show partners, Link2. If you're interested in investing in tech stocks or crypto companies like Equities, but you don't want to invest in the stock market, but you want exposure to IDOs that aren't available to retail investors, often you need like 100k tickets to get on the IDOs of a lot of newly launched companies. Link2 is a platform that is going to allow you essentially as a retail investor to invest in a lot of these kind of future unicorn opportunities like these tech stocks. I'll give you an example here. If you scroll down, you can see that on their platform, you can invest in Ripple, Chain Analysis, Circle, iTrust, Polysign, Copper, Ledger, a lot of these crypto companies that aren't public companies, but have IDO opportunities through the Link2 platform. Because basically what they do is they get opportunities, they vet them, they do their research, they do their risk assessment, and then they list these companies on the platform to enable you to buy in. Basically the same as you would if you're a wholesale investor, except they're allowing retail to do it through their phone app. If you're interested in just investing in other types of companies, not just coins, but also crypto businesses, then there's a link in the description. I highly recommend checking out Link2 out. Of course, not financial advice towards any specific token on the platform. Do your own research before investing in a specific company, but I think it's a really cool way for you to invest in private equity if you're interested in that, and we partner with them for that reason because I think it's really cool. Okay, let's get on with the video. The first thing I want to discuss from the altcoin point of view is Pepe. We did talk about this on the show last week, so I won't bore you too much, but essentially what happened after the Pepe multi -sig was changed, we had that drama about Pepe being dumped onto the market. The Pepe official account on Twitter came out and essentially said, just like I had mentioned on Sheldon's show last week, that there was internal conflict. And basically, a few of the team members turned on the other team members, they dumped, like they went behind the back of another team member, lots of contradictory stories flying around there, and a few discrepancies that we can really highlight in this text if we want to dive deep. But basically, the TLDR is Pepe is in a very weird spot. It's in a shaky spot. It even got hard forked, and there's like a $30 million fork of Pepe now on the market. So really weird times for Pepe, but from a like technical perspective, I'm looking at this chart going, well, this actually looks good. And it's kind of weird because it's obviously in the face of a lot of FUD and typically when coins go through, you know, such a hardship, they find it hard to recover, right? Especially a meme coin where there's like some sort of element of trust which people rely on. But from a pure TA perspective, I'm looking here at the Pepe chart and I'm saying, well, it still is on support. So if you were interested in it long, you're still getting an opportunity. But the only thing you're going to be wary of is the fact it is starting to form a flag here. It's testing support multiple times. The more it tests, the higher chance it has of breaking down. So it's on my highest probability long ever. And I actually can flip into quite a nice short. But the reason it's on my watch list for the week is because it's at a key level and it has a big decision to make. And I think that if you are asking the question like, is Pepe dead? Is it still a meme coin that's worth investing in? Is it still something we should be trading? The real answer to that question will come next time meme coins have a big move. Because I want to see if Pepe is responsive to liquidity changes in general meme coins. So last time we saw liquidity flood into meme coins, Pepe actually led the pack. And the reason for that is because it was one of the strongest memes. I want to see if the community is still strong during the next meme move. So the only real way to tell whether the market still likes Pepe. And the only real way to validate the long term Pepe thesis here is monitoring how it responds to a broader meme coin move. We don't know yet. We don't know when that's going to happen. But when that happens, that will essentially give me my final verdict on with the long term. Pepe still has legs because if it starts being irresponsive to market moves, we can kind of say, well, it's not really a meme coin beta play anymore. It's kind of like in its own nation. That's not really why we would want to invest in Pepe. We want to invest in Pepe as a high beta way to maximize market moves to the upside during periods where people are going more risk on. Right. So that's my opinion on Pepe. The next token I'm watching this week is Sui. Very interesting things happening on Sui from a fundamental level. I think they've done a really good. Look, I know they had a lot of issues with their airdrop and I think they've done a good job of starting to build a little bit of a community. Their daily transactions of Uptick actually overtook Avalanche and Nia. They're just sitting behind Polygon, actually ahead of Aptos, which is their counterpart, also built on the move language from the formerly defunct DM project that Facebook was running. You see the daily active addresses on Sui also have skyrocketed to the 500 ,000 active addresses range, which actually beats out Polygon and once again beats Avalanche, Nia, Aptos. So they're actually building something pretty cool here and I'm just keeping my eyes on some of the metrics here. TVL also increasing, DEX volumes have been fairly stable around the million range, but the prices come down alongside a lot of these other tokens. So what I'm keeping my eye on, given that we did see a little bit of a volume spike over the last week. So if we go into the chart here, we can see that over the last seven days we had this uptick and then the price significantly dumped. And the reason I think the price dumped after it initially pushed to the upside is because you have this unlock, which is roughly 4 .7 % of the circulating supply that's being unlocked later today. This is quite a steep part of their emission schedule. Then you have another major steep emissions unlock next June and then after that, things become quite a lot easier. But this is a pretty steep unlock today. And for that reason, with 4 .7 % coming into the market, I think there's been a broader selloff. But I don't think you could really assert that it's like necessarily a bearish selloff right now. Although that's how a lot of altcoins end up performing three to four months after their unlocks. For some reason, I've got like this bullish unlock vibe from Sui. I don't know why, but just some of the price action surrounding it, I would not be surprised if this thing pumps. Once again, probably not going to long it just based on my intuition because there's nothing really to substantiate it. If you do want some technicals to substantiate it, though, it's quite interesting. Dan Crypto Trades overlays here the Sui price chart with the Aptos price chart since its launch. And it shows that it's pretty similar. You have the initial pump, then the initial dump, 66%, then its first rally, its lower high, just like we got from Aptos. First rally, lower high, and then eventually sweeps its all -time low. Aptos, we see a couple months after its launch, swept its all -time low and then rallied to the upside. Sui exhibiting a very similar pattern. Is the big rally coming next? Well, I'm not sure. But definitely, definitely keep this on your watchlist as a primary target. It's all point of these shows, right, to build up weekly watchlist and monitor changes in volumes. We see some interesting upticks in volume alongside open interest. And we're seeing price respond positively post unlock. I would definitely be interested in taking along here, especially if Bitcoin is holding up. We have bullish Bitcoin news. Of course, a lot of these alts are going to perform well. Similarly, if we get like bad Bitcoin news, you can start to short the weak coins. Don't know if Sui will be a weak coin though. I think there's a little bit building here. So, and from a fundamental perspective, we can get into it in the future. But Sui is kind of, I was like averse to making any like bold calls within the first few months because I wanted to see how the network developed. But now sitting here like a few months after launch, seeing what it's doing, seeing the projects building there. I think like a firm, I think it's my favorite move programming language L1. And I also think it's starting to differentiate itself a little bit from some of the other newer L1s, which I like. So it's definitely on my watchlist. I'm not saying I'm a huge Sui bull. There's L1s I prefer more. The L1 right in front of you on your screen, Solana. I probably prefer more as well from an investment point of view. But Sui, I don't know, it doesn't have that baggage of having a bunch of bag holders. And I think it could be a strong performer next cycle. But I don't own any more so a trade for me this week. But keeping my eye definitely on the fundamentals there because it is showing some strength. And we got to pay attention to the metrics. And I do think they're going about things the right way despite them probably stuffing up or at least in the eyes of the public stuffing up on that airdrop play. So now let's go into Solana. Also some interesting stuff happening at Solana, namely the fact that NFT volume over the past couple of days has shown a massive uptick, 17 % uptick over the last 24 hours. Lots of NFTs are starting to be transacted on Sol. Network activity still fairly solid. And yeah, just starting to see a few people talking about it on Twitter. It makes my watchlist this week more from a spot accumulation point of view. Because if we look at the chart here, we are on crucial support. I am pretty wary though of like a fake push into the 22 region and a rejection around this 200 MA. So I would love to see how it responds here. What I would like to see is a thrust up, some sort of pull back into this region and then a flip of this 22 region here. And if it can do this successfully, I would be very interested in a large position at 22 hoping for this next leg up to the 27 zone. That would be a sign of strength for me. Although if it kind of does something like this and starts to break down, then yeah, we definitely have a chance of breaking through this $20 zone. So for me, this is based on price action. If this shows a strong push up, I'll be happy to maybe buy into a bit of positive price action. If it starts to break down, that's fine. I'll look to add spot a little bit lower because this is a spot bag that I'm accumulating. And as I said on my Sunday research show, Sol is one that I'm pretty confident in terms of like a speculative alt L1 better. I like the differentiation it has, the market differentiation, having its own ecosystem, having its own community, not being an EVM chain, having a pretty unique value prop for developers, being a high throughput chain and being known as a high throughput chain, I think puts it in good stead as kind of like a bet against the EVM ecosystem because we have a lot of bets in the EVM ecosystem. It's nice to have a bit of diversification. That's where Sol really comes in and balances my portfolio nicely. So I like it for that reason. Blur is one I'm watching this week. Very interesting. This is an NFT marketplace. As I mentioned before, NFT volumes are up pretty much across the board. And we can also see that some of the major large cap NFTs, although basically bleeding for the last year, have also had a slight uptick. You can see in the bottom right corner here. So does that mean I'm buying Blur? Does that mean I'm bullish? Well, we can see it broke above its 200 MA on the alley. We could see it's making a bull flag as we speak, starting to break down below. So, you know, just keep your eye on this, whether it comes back in. Overall price action, pretty positive versus the rest of the market. So you could assert Blur is really bullish. Am I longing? The answer is no, I'm actually shorting. Wait, you might be like, what the hell? You're shorting? This is a bullish chart? Mars, are you an idiot? What are you doing? Well, I'll tell you why. I'm not shorting yet, but I've got a feeling that an announcement's coming. Now, I could be wrong. Maybe there's not. But the way the price action is moving, like with that thrust to the upside, with a significant increase in volume, typically that's something we see when like insiders start positioning themselves for some sort of announcement or some sort of trade. So for me, if this goes high enough, considering there's a crap ton of unlocks on Blur and it's generally just not like the strongest narrative, if this thrust higher, I would be very interested in shorting. I don't know where exactly, maybe it's 24 cents, maybe it's 25 cents. But the short, I think, becomes a decent play. Like there's kind of this meta in the market at the moment, which is just like shorting alts, which have significant unlocks and just like betting on the shorts every time they pump. And to be honest, that strategy has like worked out so well across the board, pretty much with every single altcoin. Blur is synonymous with that trade, given the fact that it has a lot of dilution coming onto the market and is also in a significant downtrend. As long as something is below its 200 MA on the daily and for Blur, you've got to use the lower timeframes because it hasn't been listed for that long and it hasn't had 200 days of price action. But yeah, considering it's still below this level on most of the timeframes, then it's still in a bearish trend. And for that reason, I'll look to short more than I long. So that's kind of what I'm doing there. Interesting little short, if there's some sort of announcement. I think that's invalidated if it's nothing and it's just a natural move. But if this is like a buy the rumor, sell the news event, then definitely I'll be selling the news. Next trend is another speculative one. So I'm pairing two speculative trends together. But why not? You know, we're in the business of speculating today, apparently. HashKey, which is Hong Kong's biggest crypto and first crypto retail exchange, officially launched Bitcoin and Ethereum deposits, which is pretty cool. But I am keeping a close eye on some of the like Chinese narrative tokens, Conflux and ACH in case there's a listing pump. Now, I don't know necessarily whether they're going to like favor Hong Kong tokens. Like I know CFX is like very highly traded in the Asia markets and it's kind of become synonymous with being like the Chinese coin. I don't know if that's going to put it in better stead to get a listing first before other coins. But I think people will speculate on that being the case just because it's like a Chinese coin. So definitely keeping my eye on CFX chart looks OK. ACH as well for a bit of diversification on that. Let's see if it gets a listing. But if you start to see murmurs of it, I think they can perform quite well. So I'm kind of just, yeah, it's a bit of a speculative trade, a bit of like a half -baked idea. But I thought I would mention it today just that I'm keeping my eye on some of these Chinese coins now that the Hong Kong exchanges have launched. You still got CFX below on the four -hourly. It's 200MA. And also on the hourly chart on the daily. It's also looking quite bearish. So this would mostly just be like a thrust play, like a swing trade up to like the $0 .15 zone, if we're lucky. ACH also similar. So wait for a reversal here before longing, of course, and just keep monitoring Twitter and seeing what's happening there. OK, we're getting into some juicy alts now. I have a couple plays which I haven't really talked about much before, but are like in my active portfolio. So I made some moves on these towards the end of last week. I actually bought some and yet made some active moves there. Before we get into that, I want to answer a question that a lot of you guys are asking in the comments because you guys know KyberSwap is an official partner of the show.
A highlight from Marko Baricevic: Cosmos SDK - The Internet of Appchains
"Welcome Epicenter, to the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Felix and I'm here with Mihai Roy. Today we're speaking with Marko Bericevic, who is the product lead of the Cosmos SDK. Cosmos SDK is a framework to build application -specific blockchains in the Cosmos ecosystem. I'm Marko and welcome to Epicenter. Hey, thanks for having me. It's definitely an honor being on the show that I've been listening to for so many years. Yeah, we're super glad to have you as such a long -term contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond. So yeah, we're very excited to hear today about the Cosmos ecosystem, but as usual, we get started a little bit with your background and in crypto and how you got started and what brought you to where you are today. Yeah, I had a bit of a different entrance into crypto. Actually like during the 2017 ICO boom, a bunch of friends of mine were making a bunch of money and before that I read about Bitcoin, but never got fully into it. They're making a bunch of money and for some reason for me, I wasn't like, oh, I'm going to go make a bunch of money. I was like, I want to learn how this stuff works and why it is decentralized. And around that time is when I started to really dive deep into learning how to code. And then soon after that, I joined a enterprise blockchain company and that was a lot of fun. We were using Quorum from JP Morgan and writing a lot of smart contracts, writing a lot of tooling around that had a couple of fun projects. I find that consultancies are a lot like hackathons. Like every two, three months you have to develop a product and they just give you the specs of the product and you just have to write code. So it was a lot of fun. Learned a lot. And then I ran across a, like one of the senior engineers at the enterprise consultancy showed me a video of Ethan Buckman and Jake Kwan talking about the Tendermint and the Cosmos SDK at a Bitcoin meetup in like SF and I just remember becoming so enamored by it. And I was just like, I don't care where in the world this is. I just want to work with these people. And then a couple of months later I found out that they're actually, they have a team based in Berlin. And so I applied and then it took a bit of persistence. And four months later I joined All in Bits or Tendermint Inc. And the rest is history. I started out as a developer relations engineer and worked as an engineer on Tendermint for two years and then came back up to the Cosmos SDK. Right. Yeah. Awesome. So this is like you getting started. What year is this? I joined 2019. So like two months after the Hub launch, after the Cosmos Hub launch. And then I guess, yeah, now you're familiarized with Tendermint and you started to work on the Cosmos SDK, which we're here to talk about today and maybe for the listeners, right? Like you can explain a little bit on a very high level what the Cosmos SDK is and maybe how it has moved through the history since I think it's right. It's probably like the most integral part of Cosmos ecosystem in some way, right? So it really helps to get some context. The Cosmos SDK, like Tendermint, has had a few teams working on it. The Cosmos SDK, I think, were on the third team. So initially it was written by the team at All in Bits, which included Alex Bez, Rigel, Aditya, Dave, Sunny, Jack, Samplin, Zaki, like they were all involved. But back then it was a lot different than it is today. Like it was kind of all there was back then was forking Bitcoin, forking GATT, and then early days of Substrate and the Cosmos SDK. And that was really it. There wasn't much out there in the ecosystem, so there wasn't much user feedback. And then when Cosmos went through what we describe as like Gore 2020, the great organizational restructuring, we kind of like shifted and moved into a new team, Rigel Network, and they became the sole owners and maintainers of the Cosmos SDK. And they led it for about two to three years. And then I came in to kind of like the Cosmos SDK has this thing of it's very hard to hire a project manager because you get burnt out really fast because you have to deal with an entire ecosystem of people complaining, people asking for features, people wanting different designs, and it's just constantly like a feedback loop now, more so than it was before. But not only that is you have to also keep up with what's going on in the wider blockchain ecosystem. So it's like a certain balance to strike and there's a few people that attempted it and then kind of just gave up, you know, just too much work and too much overhead and too much craziness. I like to attribute my like not being able to be burnt out to Zucky and Jack just because they also just like constantly work. And so I learned that from them, but yeah, so came into the Cosmos SDK, started leading it alongside Regen. And then this year the entire like maintenance of the Cosmos SDK shifted to a new entity, Binary Builders, which the core focus of that entity is the Cosmos SDK and the builders program, the Energy and Builders program. So I guess maybe we can, you know, get into like what is the Cosmos SDK as well. So I guess most people are familiar with the notion of the smart contracts and Ethereum and you are building your application, you're building a smart contract. Now the Cosmos SDK is essentially the first or like one of the first like frameworks to build application specific blockchains. And that's become like much more popular nowadays, this sort of paradigm, which we'll also get into. But I guess at the start, maybe we can just dive into why, why is that, right? Why is, what's the benefit over having your own Cosmos chain in this case over like just writing a smart contract? So I mean, there's always this like dilemma of the single computer to rule the world where we all have to share computation versus like owning your own computation and then maybe posting data on this one world computer. And so the AppChain vision came from the need that, Hey, like we, well, first of all, the Cosmos SDK kind of came from like, Hey, we're building the Cosmos sub and we have this vision of AppChains and what better is it to like develop a software development kit, an SDK to allow people to build AppChains and this became, this was kind of like the early on vision and the Cosmos SDK, okay, now you can control your own computation. You can do a lot more things than you could in the Ethereum space or in other spaces because you control, you have a lot more granular control over your gas, your computation and over your logic as well. And so this really fed into, Oh, like we can really develop what we want to not be limited. And this is like when we had the like Cosmos summer, I believe it was like last summer or two summers ago, and we saw a lot of application specific chains coming up to Cosmos and kind of like really honing in on specific use cases for the application blockchain. Then I would say like people started discovering that like, Hey, it's actually a lot harder to get product market fit because everyone like in crypto, we have this like craze of like VCs come in, there's a lot of money and you launch a token, okay, now you have runway. Now you have X amount of years to figure out your product market fit. And a lot of people were kind of like going with that. And I think not only in Cosmos, but in the wider ecosystem. And then it all of a sudden shifted to like, okay, now we have to go. Now I believe that we are going into a world where we have to have a PMF before you launch your chain. Otherwise it's just going to be kind of a empty chain, no blocks and so on. But today it's like a, the SDK really like the sole purpose that by default it is able to do is like a application blockchain application specific blockchain. And for this, like everyone thinks that Cosmos SDK is like, this is all you can do, but we are kind of like shifting into the roll -up space and it's like kind of a like, why would we want to like shift away from blockchains into the roll -up space? Well it's like, if you look at the blowing a smart contract, like a smart contract is an amazing way to really go to market really fast and search for your product market fit. And it's very easy. You can deploy different ecosystems, you can partner with these ecosystems and so on. And then like, if we put that on a scale of zero through 10, let's say smart contracts are the easiest. It's like a zero, you can deploy it same day, launch your, launch your product and you don't have to worry about inflation, validators and so on. And let's say deploying your own blockchain is like eight to 10 because you have to now control a binary, you have to control your validator set, you have to work with them, you have to claim centralization, you have to work through governance and all these things. It is very difficult. It's not a easy endeavor to take on. And we have been fortunate enough that a lot of people in Cosmos have taken this endeavor on and learned, and we've been able to take that knowledge and give it to newcomers. But the problem is like, what is that in between? And that in between I'm kind of coming to the conclusion that it's kind of the rollups. So you have like the two, four, six, eight of the rollups from decentralized to shared sequencing to decentralized sequencing and that kind of like fills up. So it's like now all of a sudden it's like you deploy a smart contract, you're gaining a bit more adoption, but you don't know if you want to invest all this money into developing your own chain and doing a whole migration. So let's do a centralized rollup if you don't need the decentralization part. And then you start wanting to expand your product, then you go into the decentralized sequencing and then all of a sudden you're like, okay, wait, actually like we are seeing that we're paying a lot of fees to these different protocols for data availability and settlement. Now it's time that like, okay, maybe we own this for ourselves because our token may have a lot of value, a large market cap, and so then let's go to our own chain. And so I'm kind of seeing that as the direction that people are starting to go. And I think DYDX is kind of the perfect example of that. That's really interesting. Do you think that if the future customer journey is, is going to look more like DYDX, started off in a smart contract on Ethereum, then went to an LDO or a rollup in this case, Startmet. And then the third step to come in a couple of months, maybe is their own Cosmos chain. Do you think there's a, there's a risk that the Cosmos SDK is developing the application chain development framework, but it doesn't really have like a rollup development framework and ecosystem today that by default people will go and develop in the, their rollups with the Ethereum stack and then jumping from a rollup, working on the Ethereum stack to Cosmos SDK will just prove so much of a big software development challenge that nobody will actually go into the Cosmos SDK stack in the future at all, but rather some other stack will. So in this sense, we are like shifting a bit. So the idea, so we're working very closely with the Rollkit team from Celestia and teams like Dimension, and the goal there is that in the ideal world, so now we're doing it some refactors of the core layer, in an ideal world, the user will potentially, let's say a user developed a smart contract on Ethereum, now they want to still settle and do DA on Ethereum, they can use Rollkit with SDK, let's say with Polaris or Ethermint, and then they just migrate their contracts. They have the same UX, the users don't know there's a difference. And then in the future, the goal is that they can swap Rollkit out for Comet or different consensus engine, and then the actual state machine will be able to stay the same. And so this is kind of the direction we're going with the user journey we're trying to create. And so, yeah, we're working, we were just talking before, before the call, but we're just talking about fraud proofs and validity proofs and how like Cosmos plans to take advantage, enter into that world. And so we're working quite closely with the Celestia and Rollkit team in order to really dive into fraud proofs, first of all, and then later on validity proofs. That's super awesome, and I think we're going to go much back into it. I think maybe we can take it a step back also, because most people that listen to this probably don't really have a good view of like how the Cosmos SDK is structured. So maybe we can talk a little bit about, you know, like one of the core concepts in my view, right in the Cosmos SDK is this idea of the modules, right? You have like these sort of swappable features that you can kind of plug into your chain, or you build a new module that, that kind of can be used by the rest of the Cosmos SDK in your custom. So can you talk a little bit about that? What sort of modules are there? Warren is first being built. So like the SDK and the direction that we've been trying to articulate it to users and new users coming in is it is a separation between the kernel space and the user space. And when I say the kernel space, this is like where the modules live. And so the thing why we consider it the kernel space is because you can handle a lot more computation at this level. The functionality GAS is a lot more freeing and it's not limiting like you would have in a virtual machine. And so some of the modules are like staking governance, bank, some like authorization modules you have slashing, minting, distribution, kind of like these basic things. And these things they do and they do go by themselves in terms of like they don't need external intervention to it in order to like mint a bunch of tokens and everything. So they do handle a bit more computation. And so when users come to the Cosmos SDK, it's like, hey, like a lot of users are using VMs and we're totally fine with that. Then we encourage people to use VMs, especially if they're going into permissionless environment that they just want users to deploy like Juno and AVMOS and others. But like the kernel space is really where the application has the most performance, but also has the ability to do a lot more computation for the functionality they maybe want to do from the VM. So maybe the VM calls into the user space, so the VM calls into the kernel space, the modules, and then they are able to do a lot more, a lot more things there. So what can you like expand on, like what some of these things might be? I think like some of the things that like a VM would be limited by? So like within a VM, it's like you are gas metered. So you consume gas on every functionality, all the functionality, all the business logic. And so you don't want users to do a lot because it is potentially a permissionless environment. And so allowing people to have kind of unlimited computation is a DOS vector. And so within the modules, within the kernel space, like that's more of the application developer needs to, they need to propose an upgrade, and then the upgrade needs to be adopted by validators. And so it's a lot more of a involved process. And so here the computation is only around IO, around the disk. And so once you're doing computation, like let's say if you're doing some proving or capabilities, if you're doing some bridging technology, within a VM, you have to do gas metering on the actual computation of the proving of the hashing and so on, while within the Cosmos SDK, within the kernel space, that is a lot more freeing. And so you can do it, and then that won't affect your entire block gas consumption. And a lot of people may think that like, oh, this is a DOS vector, but if it does end up in some sort of chain, of the chain slowing down, then it is actually the application chain, it was application developer's fault because they did this premeditated computation in their chain before, and it wasn't like an end user just like causing this a lot, causing this amount of computation to slow down the chain. Right. I think one example here actually, I guess it's sort of this reward distribution on osmosis, right, where it actually, like we have these epochs and then at the boundary, you need to compute a lot how, where the LP rewards go to. And this, for example, can slow down the chain just so we have an example. Exactly. Like the interesting thing there is, so there is like this thing in the Cosmos SDK called begin block and end block. And what these really signify is at the beginning of every block, at the state machine executes the transactions, what computation do you want to run before that? And then end block does the same thing just after the execution of the transactions. And so within this, like in osmosis case, they are doing a lot of computation for the LPs of the pools. And so that is like causing a lot of, causing the chain, the state machine to kind of slow down a bit. But this is known, it's like as more users come in, it's just like, I think it's now that the chain kind of just like stops, everyone's doing computation. And then once everyone's done with computation, it continues as normal.
A highlight from Bitcoin to Crash? Spike? Sideways through Dec 2023? (Tides Turning Pro-Crypto Globally! )
"Are the bears back in town for an extended stay or just a short getaway? Is this price action natural random market whims or was this a planned crash so Wall Street can accumulate as much cheap Bitcoin as possible before the SEC approves the highly anticipated spot Bitcoin ETF? Is this the final shakeout? Well, here's what we know for sure. When measured by leverage liquidation, this recent crash in the crypto market is the biggest price since FTX collapsed back in November of 2022 when Bitcoin dropped to around 15k. In taking a look at the Bitcoin chart, the price has fallen below the 200 -day moving average which is bearish. In taking a look at the main technical indicator I personally use to spot changes in long -term trends, the BSI or Bitcoin Strength Indicator. If we close below this 26k price level for the week, which is by the time this video is posted, we will know if it did or not, and if it does close below we are likely facing several weeks of sideways price action trending downwards. However, if we are able to stay above it, we may recover and continue the bullish trend we flipped into back in January of 2023. The last time the BSI flipped from bullish to bearish was back here in November 2021 when we reached the most recent all -time highs and the bearish trend continued until it flipped here like we said in January 2023. And now we are on the cusp of potentially flipping back to a bearish trend. So as crypto investors, it's important to note that the year before the Bitcoin halving is always a bit chaotic and right now the halving is slated to happen in March or April of 2024. And if you don't know what the Bitcoin halving is, check out this video guide for beginners by clicking on the link above. So the most recent scenario we can refer to is the year before the last halving where we see this bullish trend from April 2019 to September 2019 and then these four months of sideways bearish price movement until January 2020. And then of course here in March 2020 we have the black swan event coronavirus until finally here in May 2020 the halving happens and we flip bullish and start the journey to all -time highs. So if history repeats itself, we could be entering a sideways downward bearish trend for the next several months or weeks possibly through the rest of 2023. Or we recover quickly and remain on track or really anything can happen. We could have another significant drop or a crazy spike or boring sideways movement. At the end of the day we must take into consideration that Bitcoin has been the best performing asset of the year so far, up 80%. Second best was IT stocks up only half as much as Bitcoin at 40 % and it also beat out other stocks, bonds, gold and everything else. And we also saw a few weeks ago Bitcoin turns less volatile than the S &P 500, tech stocks and gold. July saw lowest Bitcoin trading volume since November 2020, Digital Token's 30 -day volatility is sitting at 5 -year lows. And then just a couple days ago Bitcoin and Ethereum are now less volatile than oil according to Kiko Research. The summer doldrums are hitting Bitcoin and Ethereum hard, dampening the asset's historic volatility to multi -year lows. So my random wild guess is given the small market cap of the entire crypto industry, it's still extremely prone to manipulation. And this time around a lot of things are different in that we have political leaders all around the world talking about it and adopting it, as well as huge asset managers in financial institutions like BlackRock and Wall Street talking about it and adopting it. And they will do anything to shake out the cheapest Bitcoin they can from the weak hands before the SEC approves a spot Bitcoin ETF, allowing a ridiculous amount of money that's been on the sidelines due to regulatory uncertainty to start flooding in. Let me know what you think in the comments below. So what else has been going on? What should we be aware of? What should our game plan be for the rest of the year? Hello, I'm Crypto Casey and welcome to another episode of Crypto This Week. Let's take a look at the global news stories and the macro environment at large.
Oliver Glozik Reflects on the Transformative Benefits of Ayahuasca
"You decide to keep moving forward with ayahuasca? Where did you see the benefits of ayahuasca and how do you see it can help other people? Well, I think that's a very interesting point. My first ceremony was beautiful, even though I needed four cups to connect with ayahuasca. I think that also was more of a sign of how disconnected I used to be with myself, of how much I used to be up in my head. But then I had an experience where I had unconditional love flowing through my whole body. It was for me a transcendental experience where I was like, wow, I can't remember the last time I felt this way. But the second ceremony was very difficult for me. And it's interesting because for me, it was like, okay, hold on a second. There's this part of me that I wasn't aware of, this part of me which is very much in this order. And I was like, okay, I need to figure this out. Whereas recently we had a private ceremony and there was somebody who had a very strong process. And after a ceremony, it was like, for me the next two years, no ayahuasca. And I was like, I respect that and everybody on their journey, but it is a bit hard for me to understand that if you start to encounter those aspects of yourself, even if they feel uncomfortable, even if you are afraid to take a deeper look at that, that you're just like, oh, well, in two years I'm going to start to check back in on myself again. And I was like, okay, but no, tell me more about this. There's obviously something that is a message for me in my day -to -day life. And I mean, one of the things which was beautiful after about four months after my first ceremony, my mom, I'd also didn't tell my parents when I started drinking ayahuasca because I didn't want them to think like, what's wrong with Oliver? Why does he feel like he needs to take some drug from the jungle to become better? I didn't want them to be worried. And we can also go later into, it's not being a drug, but a medicine. But after about four months, I was sending a picture to my mom and she was like, wow, your eyes are really light. Your smile is a lot bigger. And that's also what moms care about, that you're feeling good, that I was awakening from my zombie self. So that was one huge benefit. And I think you also asked more about the challenges of integrating that very strong experiences. And I agree that, especially in the beginning, when you start drinking ayahuasca, there's feels like, okay, there's this world of ayahuasca and then there's this world of emails. And of course, something of this ayahuasca world is trying to show me about my day -to -day world, but what is it? And they seem to be so far apart, but by then connecting more and more with yourself, these worlds come together. And I feel like you can live a more authentic, intuitive life through that. Yeah. Now tell me, who do you think ayahuasca is for? Who do you think can really benefit from ayahuasca? Is there a specific type of people? You had mentioned earlier the American dream versus the Germany dream, right? The entrepreneurship versus the stability of employees. What do you have to say about that? I think it's interesting that I also talked with a title about that. The title says, ayahuasca is a medicine for humanity. And anybody that is feeling called to drink ayahuasca, it's a medicine for them. And also, if you look at ayahuasca a little bit from a marketing standpoint, it can be a bit challenging because it can help with so many different issues that people are facing. There's so many different target audiences. And in marketing, it's so much about finding that one target audience with their one niche problem and providing that solution for them. Whereas if you say like, oh, I have 10 target audiences who have 20 different problems and I have this one solution, you start to become not credible. So I think there's a challenge from that from a marketing standpoint. But from a human to human level, I think ayahuasca is incredible. I think anybody who is really searching can benefit from ayahuasca. People who really want to work on themselves, who want to take responsibility for their life, but for whatever reason, they sense a certain blockage that they cannot move past their habitual ways of being and cannot experience a level of happiness, success, peace, joy, love that they want to experience in their life. Approaching ayahuasca can help them a lot.
A highlight from Kavanaugh Livingston - First Time EFM and Management Consultant
"Welcome to Available Worldwide, the podcast by, for, and about the accompanying partners of the U .S. Foreign Service. Little did you know that responding to a post on Facebook was going to get you invited to be on the podcast itself. I thought that was a very clever hook, so I am very impressed. Okay, so you feeling warmed up? Yeah, that's great. This is Lauren Steed, and I'm here today with Kavanagh, who is currently posted in, I believe, Monterrey, Mexico. Is that correct? That's correct. And I invited her here today because she's done a lot of work recently helping support EFM careers in her community, and she has her own career journey that has been just as crazy, I think, as all of the career journeys I've heard about on Available Worldwide. So I'm really excited to talk to her today. Kavanagh, we start our episodes with what we call quick -fire questions. So I'm going to ask you three questions. You answer them in, you know, three to ten words, and we'll get started. So first off, I already kind of spoiled this one, but where are you currently located and who's there with you? I am here in Monterrey, Mexico, and with my spouse, who's a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, and my 17 -month -old daughter. Wow. So daughter while posted to Mexico or prior to? We moved here. She was only four months old. Probably baby puts a big crimp in this question, but do you consider yourself a night owl or an early bird? Even with a young toddler now, I still consider myself a morning person. Okay. Well, good. That is definitely what toddlers prefer as well. Do you have a superpower? This is Steph's favorite question, and it's kind of one of the themes of Available Worldwide. What is it that helps you succeed in life? I would say my superpower is that I'm pretty action -oriented. I have an ability to convert ideas into actions, which I think can be an understated skill set, but I think that's been an important part of my success today, career and personal. No wonder you worked in project management then. We'll get to that later. I was excited to read your bio because one of the things you mentioned is that you two grew up in this kind of itinerant lifestyle of moving around a lot. Do you have cherished childhood memories of that, or was it traumatic? All of us parents are afraid it is. Yeah. That's the thing, right? I think every experience is different for every person, for every child. It can be very difficult to move around and leave your friends and move to different countries, but I think precisely because I was young and that was what I was used to so early on, it was a really fantastic experience for me. I wouldn't change it for the world. We lived in countries, mostly in Asia because of my father's job. I lived in Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. These are amazing countries to grow up in. You meet people from all over the world. I went to international schools and I'm still really good friends with all the people I graduated high school from. I know it can be hard. It's not for everybody, but I personally really loved living in different countries. That's why I'm really excited that my own daughter will have that opportunity to be, I guess, a third culture kid, as they say. What's the longest you've ever lived in one place? Well, I would say at this point, maybe it's dating me, but probably Washington, D .C. After I graduated from college, I moved to D .C. to start my career and stayed there, lived there until my husband joined the Foreign Service, so we moved to Monterrey. That has actually been the longest so far in my life. I was calculating it out for myself recently and I realized that now that I've hit the three -year point at this house that I live in in China, this is actually the longest I've lived in one place since before I graduated high school. That's amazing, yeah. When you really think about it, it's kind of incredible, right? It's a little bit horrifying, I guess, too, but it is exciting, I agree. I'm looking forward to my children's opinions on TCK life as well. Has living in Monterrey and having an infant affected your sense of self? I know a lot of EFMs are like, I was really career -oriented until I got married to my partner and now I'm in a place where everything is redefined. How has that transition worked out for you from independent person in D .C. to now? It's the question, right? For me personally, I became a mom and an EFM and kind of a stay -at -home mom all at the same time, so a lot of change happened for me very quickly. I think that while it was not easy to go through a lot of that significant change going from, like you said, I was very extensively involved with my employer, I led initiatives, I worked on business development, I did tons of client projects, so that was a lot of my life. Then all of a sudden have this little person consume everything in my whole life, my attention, that it's an extraordinary experience to become a parent, but it's very difficult. It can be very challenging for sure. Here in Monterrey, I was enabled to actually convert my job into a telework arrangement for many reasons that I'm sure a lot of your listeners can really relate to. What I thought was an opportunity after my maternity leave to go back to work, I wasn't able to do that. That has also been another adjustment for me. I'm taking on a lot of change and I'm losing identities I've had, but I've also gained new ones. That's a way to help me, that motivates me to grow through this lifestyle we've signed up for. I also say a lot has happened in this past year alone, but I wouldn't change it for anything. I think while Monterrey is a soft landing into the Foreign Service, as they say, I'm grateful for that too, because I think it's allowed me to adjust to a new identity. That's allowed me to become a lot more familiarized with EFM employment and getting to know other EFMs at post, for example, even getting to make local friends. I don't think I would have had any of that opportunity if I was working full time because I had a very busy schedule. That would have continued, I think, even teleworking from a different country. In the end, I think keep a positive attitude. There's always going to be challenges and difficulty, but those are not permanent phases of your life. The change is always going to be a constant. That is always a given. Once I embrace that attitude, I embrace that idea. That, I think, has helped me a lot, become a lot more resilient, become a lot happier with all this change and what we signed up for. If you find your community, whether online or in person, that helps a lot too. It's definitely been a journey and in some ways, it's only just started, which is kind of crazy. Well, I am curious. What is it that you were doing in your professional career before you made all these transitions? I think that will really help illuminate what your story is. Yeah. I was a management consultant for a very large multinational corporation. I won't name the company, although if I do, everybody would know it. I will just say it's very well known. It's precisely because it has a presence in so many different countries, including Mexico, that really complicated my ability to continue working for the US division. As a management consultant, I did soup to nuts work related to strategy, change management, and knowledge management projects for my clients. Of course, as a consultant, you're not just doing client projects. It's very common. You're taking on what I call the extracurriculars to strengthen our eminence so that we can better deliver and serve our clients, and also to grow the business and ensure that we as a company, as practitioners, are up to date on best practices and the latest technology that we can implement for projects. Basically, a lot of the work I would do is to help clients envision their strategic initiatives and their vision for how they will want to, let's say, transform or implement a large -scale enterprise management system, because the company I work for has a lot of IT projects, or to help them improve a certain process or system, or to improve a certain management practice. I did everything related and supported that. I led teams. I coached junior team members and managed financials. I served as a deputy project manager for a larger project at one point. I do think I'm kind of a jack -of -all -trades. I will say that's kind of why I'm consistently, I think, staffed on federal projects, because I would say there's a complexity. There's technical knowledge, of course, that I need to bring to the table to clients, but there's also, I think, an element of a lot of human empathy, because I felt like the clients who responded to me most and my suggestions and recommendations that we ultimately developed in the end, I think they felt they could really trust me. A lot of them said, I consider you be a good friend. You really listen to my concerns. I think for a lot of public servants, that's kind of a rare opportunity for someone to just listen to them, because a lot of times if there's any large transformation project that at the government level you have to implement, it's always mandated from the top. It can be politicized very quickly. It's always in the news. It's always in the press. You always hear a lot of the bad stories and not a lot of success stories. Just being there to almost guide them. I think it's a bit presumptuous to say I was - A doula? Yeah, a doula. Yeah. You got this. You could push through the pain. Exactly. Just someone there to support you. Even though it's difficult and you're going to have to work more and this will impact your job, all that uncertainty that surrounds change in any workplace, any organization, of course, you're there like your support system. I kid you not, I would say that's a lot of my job. Yes, there was managing a project, setting meetings, creating schedules, managing risks. Yes, that's a lot of the technical knowledge. A lot of it is just checking in, talking with people, saying how they're doing, making them feel better, making them feel like they can do this. I really felt like I was a teacher, like a coach. I think that's a marker of a good consultant too. Someone who really cares about the client and they show that. I can see how you had all of the kinds of tools necessary to do a kind of research and change maker project within the EFM community and Monterey then, which is one of the reasons I brought you here today because I wanted to hear about that project. How did it get started? Why were you pursuing it? Were you invited to do it? What was going on? What started this? Yes. I would say this EFM employment and retirement events that I initiated earlier this year, the inspiration for that was, I will say to be honest, was I needed project management credits to renew my project management certificate, my PMP, Project Management Professional Certification, and not working in an office or having a job. You have to find a lot more creative ways to submit evidence that you're continuing your education and your project management practice. I can tell you that here at Available Worldwide, we are all about the trying to fulfill credits and trying to do career tasks in ways that do not require you to be employed. This is a big part of our mission. I'm glad to hear you have found a way to do it and benefit other people. Exactly. There was an immediate need, but then I said, why not find a project that I can work on that gets me these credits, but then can really benefit myself, of course, and also other EFMs at post. The other part of the genesis of this event was when I wasn't able to bring my job with me to Mexico and work in telework. I started looking at other kind of telework options with US -based organizations. I just kept running into the same issue of like, oh, yeah, we like your experience, but we really can't work with you. Your presence in Mexico is a problem for us. We just don't want to take that tax or liability. I understand. Employment at post seemed like my best option. Initially, I will admit, I was resistant to employment at post. I went in assuming that a lot of jobs available to EFMs at post, I'm sure are good and fulfilling, but I really got used to a certain level of, let's say, compensation in the private sector. I got used to a certain level of responsibility. I was managing people. I was leading teams. I was a certain level of leadership.
A highlight from Crypto Update | Analysts Split on Why Ether Outperformed Bitcoin Last Week
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Monday, August 21st, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. Hi, I'm Michelle Musso here with your crypto markets roundup. On today's show, we're talking Bitcoin, crypto killer apps and more. And just a reminder, CoinDesk is a new source and does not provide investment advice. Bitcoin and Ether traded flat over the weekend after sliding last week. Alternative tokens showed muted price movement as markets seemed to stabilize following one of the largest liquidation events in recent months. Bitcoin remained steady at around $26 ,000 with little change on Ether from Sunday's $1 ,670. Meme coin Shibu Inu slid 2%, increasing losses to more than 21 % in the past week following the botched launch of its Ethereum layer 2 network, Shabarium. Transactions stalled in the hours after the network went live last Wednesday with over $1 .7 million worth of tokens in a bridge said to be stuck due to a bug in the code. Last week's market crash saw Ether, the native token of Ethereum's blockchain, take smaller losses than the industry's leader Bitcoin. Analysts are split on the reason for Ether's outperformance given Bitcoin is usually the preferred asset during market slides. The Ether -Bitcoin ratio rose more than 2 % past week. The uptick in the ratio seems unusual because investors typically prefer Bitcoin, the biggest and the most liquid cryptocurrency, during times of stress. Historically, the ratio has declined during market swoons and rally during upswings. However, this time, according to Noel Acheson, the author of Crypto is Macro Now newsletter, says that optimism about an impending U .S. launch of Ether futures -based exchange -traded funds, or ETFs, likely helped the price of Ether. Back to Bitcoin, Bitcoin and the U .S. inflation -adjusted bond yield are moving again in opposite directions, exhibiting the strongest negative correlation in four months. The current reading indicates the renewed influence of traditional finance and macro factors on the Bitcoin price. Stay tuned for after the break when we'll take a look at the apparent Ether money machine, FriendTech.
A highlight from MARKETS DAILY: Crypto Update | Analysts Split on Why Ether Outperformed Bitcoin Last Week
"This episode of Markets Daily is sponsored by Kraken. It's Monday, August 21st, 2023, and this is Markets Daily from CoinDesk. Hi, I'm Michelle Musso here with your crypto markets roundup. On today's show, we're talking Bitcoin, crypto killer apps and more. And just a reminder, CoinDesk is a new source and does not provide investment advice. Bitcoin and Ether traded flat over the weekend after sliding last week. Alternative tokens showed muted price movement as markets seemed to stabilize following one of the largest liquidation events in recent months. Bitcoin remained steady at around $26 ,000 with little change on Ether from Sunday's $1 ,670. Meme coin Shibu Inu slid 2%, increasing losses to more than 21 % in the past week following the botched launch of its Ethereum layer 2 network, Shabarium. Transactions stalled in the hours after the network went live last Wednesday with over $1 .7 million worth of tokens in a bridge said to be stuck due to a bug in the code. Last week's market crash saw Ether, the native token of Ethereum's blockchain, take smaller losses than the industry's leader Bitcoin. Analysts are split on the reason for Ether's outperformance given Bitcoin is usually the preferred asset during market slides. The Ether -Bitcoin ratio rose more than 2 % past week. The uptick in the ratio seems unusual because investors typically prefer Bitcoin, the biggest and the most liquid cryptocurrency, during times of stress. Historically, the ratio has declined during market swoons and rally during upswings. However, this time, according to Noel Acheson, the author of Crypto is Macro Now newsletter, says that optimism about an impending U .S. launch of Ether futures -based exchange -traded funds, or ETFs, likely helped the price of Ether. Back to Bitcoin, Bitcoin and the U .S. inflation -adjusted bond yield are moving again in opposite directions, exhibiting the strongest negative correlation in four months. The current reading indicates the renewed influence of traditional finance and macro factors on the Bitcoin price. Stay tuned for after the break when we'll take a look at the apparent Ether money machine, FriendTech.
A highlight from Ep361: Ignite Podcast Growth By Doing These Things - Lisa Zawrotny
"An opportunity to book the podcasting recording time. And I started with that very basic. And one of the things that I have really grown into is making sure that the templates of the reminders have the proper information they need. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's Adam A. Adams. And today I am joined with Lisa Zirotny. And Lisa, how did I do? Did I say it right that time? Nailed it, Adam. Well done. So there's this silent W. You'll see that in the show notes. Scroll down. What we're talking about today is what she's learned over the last three plus years, consistently putting out episodes every single week, what she would do differently, what she's learned. And I'm going to talk a little bit about her business just because it seems interesting for someone like you and me, who is an entrepreneur, a podcaster, to be able to work less and make more and spend less time, but have those efforts being effective. So we'll find out about her superpower, her genius zone about what we can be doing. So Lisa, thank you for jumping on a mutual friend. Lubna connected us. I got to a point. So, you know, and so that my listener knows to got to a point where I thought that I had episodes for days. I thought I had four months worth of episodes in the can, or I call it a bank account. And then my thumbs probably. And my team mate said that I was behind an episode. So I reached out to a couple of people that I really trust Lubna, Alex, and a couple others. And I said, can you put me in touch with your top guests that you've had on your show? People that you think are really shine and help my listener. So that's how I met Lisa. And let's dive in. I want to ask the first question comes from her bio, where it talks a little bit about, I think it said hypnotism or something like that. And so I'm just going to pretend that it said hypnotism. And I'm going to ask her, do you hypnotize people? I do not, but I certainly help them reframe their lives and what it means to be productive because we have a society that's telling us something completely off base for benefit. Okay. So how do you do that? Like, take me as an example, if you don't mind, I'll get some free coaching because you do this for a living. I know. What would you do to work with a client that is a podcaster who has a business and they want to be able to kind of get out of their own way? How do you do that? I guess without hypnotism.
"over four months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Russia. Germany is saying it may not be able to replace all the imports of Russian natural gas this winter and may have to resort to nuclear power to plug at least part of that gap. Singapore will repeal and colonial era law that criminalizes sex between men in an effort to attract more business talent. It says it still will ban same sex marriage. Hong Kong reporting out to over 6500 new daily cases, the highest number since the end of March and over four months, over 6200 now of these recent cases are local. Japan's prime minister fumio kitchen has tested positive for COVID reportedly has mild symptoms and Singapore will scrap rules for wearing masks in most indoor settings as the country continues to try and move away from pandemic air curbs. So a Bloomberg's Emma O'Brien says it will not affect everything. I will still need to wear it in hospitals, nursing homes and other vulnerable situations, but otherwise a step toward minimality for so she says, yeah, step toward normality and getting back to some form of business as usual. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter, this is Bloomberg, right back to Hong Kong, Brian. All right, thanks very much. You had 38 minutes past the hour, so let's get to global sports. Brighton Pete Fox is there looking at third round of the FedExCup championship in the books, I guess it was pretty exciting down the stretch. It was the D Bryan PGA Tour coming to east Lake for the tour finale, the tour championship. This week though in Delaware, it was tight down the stretch Patrick cantley looking to defend his tour championship wins the BMW 14 under par after a two under round of 69 one stroke clear of Scott stallings and three ahead of Xander schauffele and Scotty scheffler, news from Major League Baseball, Paul O'Neill, who retired from the game 8 years ago and promptly received a plaque in monument park at Yankee Stadium, has now been honored by the organization once again retiring his number 21 Jersey making him the 23rd New York Yankee to have his number retired. Three matches on the pitch in the EPL leads united blanking Chelsea three zero aronson Rodrigo and Harrison netting the goals Brighton shuts out West Ham to nil and Newcastle and man city finishing a three three draw Silva, scoring at the 64 minute mark for man city to tie the match at three action from La Liga, barsa Cruz is against real four won the final in that one via reality two nil win over Atlético Madrid, and athletic club, a one zero winner over Valencia, NFL pre season action, Bengals and giants nearing the end of the first quarter. They are scoreless
"over four months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"FBI raid on former president Trump's home is now unsealed. The warrant claims Trump was under investigation for potential espionage act violations. It went on to claim Trump had top secret documents and photos. New reports say actress and heche is being kept alive for the time being to see if her organs are viable for donation. Several earlier reports said the 53 year old actress died today, but her family says she's being kept on life support to determine if any organs are viable. She was involved in a car accident where she crashed into a Los Angeles home before her car burst into flames and police found traces of cocaine and fentanyl in her blood. Author Salman Rushdie is hospitalized after being stabbed in the neck at a speaking event in upstate New York, state police say a man rushed the stage at the chautauqua institution, which governor Kathy hochul says is a place for people to share ideas. This is a place ideal ideally suited for him to be able to speak. The assailant stabbed him several times a witness said it took several men to pull the attacker away. Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its talk based baby powder next year. Sara Lee Kessler reports this comes two years after the New Jersey pharmaceutical giant announced it would stop selling talc based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada, J&J has been hit with numerous lawsuits, claiming talc led to ovarian cancer and asbestos poisoning. The company has said that independent research by medical experts around the world has determined that its baby powder is safe, does not contain asbestos and does not cause cancer still, its switching to corn starch. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones gained 424 points to 33 7 61. The S&P rose 72 points to 42 80 while the NASDAQ added 267 points to 13 O 47. I'm Brian shook. Millions of Americans on social security are likely to get a major bump in benefits next year, seniors could receive as much as $159 more each month in 2023 thanks to high inflation numbers for July. Legal sports betting in Ohio is a little over four months away. However, as Jack crumbly reports a federal court in Cleveland is now hearing the case of a Las Vegas man accused of running a Ponzi scheme disguised as a betting company, federal prosecutors say 49 year old Matthew turnipseed stole more than $8 million from dozens of investors in 15 states, including Ohio via his bedding company, money line analytics, prosecutors say he used investors money to take vacations by cars, country club memberships, and more, all while promising investors that he figured out a sports betting system that maximized wins and minimized losses allegedly promising as high as 35% ROI. He filed for bankruptcy last year, blaming COVID for ruining sports seasons. I'm Jack crumbly. Harry Potter fans will get a chance to jump into the wizarding world in Westchester county, New York this fall, Kristin Marx has the details
"over four months" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Fight against COVID-19 Israel is said to become the first country to begin administering a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine And this as the country's parliament bans to the travel to ten countries including the United States Canada and Germany someone foxman has more on the Simone Can you draw out for us the goalposts of this new campaign And what exactly they're planning in terms of rollout Yeah we'll use a health ministry director general still has to sign off for this The prime minister said told everyone to prepare themselves for this new campaign And it's going to be targeted at least for the moment at medical personnel People over the age of 60 and folks with other high risk factors that could expose them to the bad case of COVID-19 And this is notably only going to go for people who have received their booster dose their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over four months ago considering that we just saw the rollout of these booster shots back in July and Israel That's going to limit the number of population as well But if this is anything like what we've seen before in terms of booster doses we do expect that Israel would expand the population of people who could ultimately get this a fourth vaccine And this particularly because some small studies in the sheba medical center who's been testing a lot of the omicron variant in Israel already have pointed out that folks with 5 or 6 months since the second vaccination have very limited protection against the omicron variant still the challenge for Israel is going to be getting more people vaccinated because the population of people who've received two doses or more still at 62 and a half percent below some other countries particularly in those in the gulf And then in to buy their ruler sham hummingbird and also the maktoum has been ordered to pay when it's $700 million to his estranged wife and children What did the court state Yeah well this is actually the biggest award by the UK family court ever for this sort of thing And frankly a lot of this money is going to go to security and the loss of valuables by princess haya and her children The UK court has really been on the princess's side having found that Sheik Muhammad had ordered the hacking of her phones with that controversial NSO Pegasus software and also had done other things to potentially harass her also there was a very lavish lifestyle here So that's part of why this number is so big And then new signs that a planet election in Libya may get called off at the last minute exactly was the driver of that Now you have this election supposed to happen on Friday but the latest sign that it may not take place is that the head of the elections commission ordered the closure of various committees that were meant to facilitate the election the folks who run voting places polling places are still told to remain on standby The general consensus here in Eurasia group has some great notes about this has been that the election will likely not take place this year will likely be pushed into 2022 because there haven't been agreements on exactly what would happen the procedures around certain appeals There's various infighting within the government but of course what happens in Libya very important to the oil market So thank you for that Fox fund to kind of financial center in Doha I want to check in on the cryptocurrency space We have some news flow out from credit unions Basically they're looking for approval to hold digital assets like Bitcoin directly after a federal regulator clarified that they can provide cryptocurrency services to customers by partnering with third parties Bitcoin at the moment unchanged according 9100 a little bit of upside in Ethereum the Bloomberg galaxy crypto index up as well This is Bloomberg The market so much to explore at total wine and more Pinot noirs and regios champagnes and chardonnays plus.
"over four months" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It's been over four months since the Cubs last six game win streak. But they have one now after an 11 8 win over the Pirates yesterday at Wrigley Field. Frank's men doubles Grand Slam in the seventh, provides the difference and keeps the Cubs rolling Matt Duffy with a couple of home runs, including a grand Slam, the first of his career as the Cubs sweets, the Pirates back to work this afternoon as the Cubs host the Reds, Justin Steele will make the start against Sonny Gray. White Sox got shut out by the Royal six Nothing in their series finale. Dylan sees, gave up three runs in the first, hitting a three run homer to Salvador Perez, his third of the series 41st of the season. The White Sox magic number to clinch the ale Central Still stands at 18 socks are off today. They'll be in Oakland tomorrow night. Bears returned to practice field later on this morning up at Halas Hall team getting ready for their season over. That will be Sunday night in L. A against the Rams. He was also expected to sign receiver Breshad pyramids today to a deal. He was cut by the Lions last week. Patrick can't lay wins the Tour Championship by one shot over, John Rob. Can't Lay makes $15 Million for that win. College football returns to Wrigley Field this fall for the first time since 2010 joined Northwestern football when they host Purdue and the Wildcats Classic on November 20th tickets on sale right now, at any sports dot com I'm Andy Maser, WGN Sports and the forecast from the WGN Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Tim Joyce. Lots of afternoon sunshine around Chicago land for this Labor Day Northeast Wind developing 5 to 15 miles an hour. That'll help keep those temperatures by the lake in the mid seventies inland closer to 80 degrees tonight, mostly clear skies. Southeast winds. 5 to 10 miles an hour overnight lows will be in the mid sixties in the city Upper fifties in the suburbs. Tuesday, increasing clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms, looking likely by the afternoon. Some of those storms could be strong to severe, definitely seeing the windy elements of this storm with breezy conditions. Southwest winds 15 to 25 Miles an hour could even see gusts up to 40 high temperatures on Tuesday, mid upper end of the eighties, and after Tuesday, the extended outlook seems quite pleasant. With partly sunny skies just about each day all the way getting into the weekend and some seasonal temperatures right around 80 degrees from the WGN Weather Center. I'm meteorologist Tim Joyce 66 degrees at O'Hare Your money on W. G..
"over four months" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For the record. Johnson and Johnson is a news our funder. The U. S. Justice Department inspector general has launched an investigation into reports that the Trump Administration secretly sees the phone data of journalists and some of the former president's top critics in Congress. They include two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff and California representative Eric Swalwell. It was part of an effort to find out if anyone was leaking information related to the Russia probe. We'll have more on this after the news summary. U. S. Attorney GENERAL MERRICK Garland pledge today that the Justice Department will aggressively defend the nation's voting rights he made that vow is a number of Republican led states are moving to tighten their election laws to make them more restrictive. Garland said the Justice Department won't hesitate to act if it sees any violations. That means ensuring that all eligible voters can cast the vote that all lawful votes are counted and that every voter has access to accurate information. The Department of Justice will never stopped working to protect the democracy to which all Americans are entitled. Garland also said his department is doubling the number of prosecutors who will be devoted to enforcing voting rights. United Nations human rights chief warned that violence in Myanmar is worsening amid a military build up. The fighting first erupted after troops ousted the elected government back in February. Today In Geneva, U N spokesperson cited reports that they are now shelling homes and churches while blocking access to aid. In just over four months, Myanmar has gone from being a fragile democracy to a human rights catastrophe. In addition to the loss of life, people are suffering from severe impacts on their social and economic rates. The military leadership is singularly responsible for this crisis and must be held to account the ongoing violence is forced more than 108,000 people in the eastern Kaya state to flee their homes over the past three weeks. In Puerto Rico. An investigation is underway today into what caused a fire at a power substation that left 900,000 customers in the dark yesterday. Transformer blew in a secured area hours after the power company loom a energy was targeted by a cyber attack. The company had already struggle with outages that impacted more than a million customers earlier this month. Stocks managed modest gains on Wall Street today, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 13 points to close at 4 34,079. The NASDAQ climbed 49 points and the S and P. 500 added eight to notch another record close. And this year's Pulitzer Prizes were awarded today. The Minneapolis Star Tribune Juan for its coverage of the killing of George Floyd, Darnell A. Fraser, The then teenager who recorded a video of Floyd's death was awarded a special citation. The New York Times was honored for its coronavirus reporting. Louise Erdrich's novel, The Night Watchman took the prize for fiction and one of our special correspondent Nadia Droste, Juan for her coverage of migrants crossing the Darien gap with the California Sunday magazine. Congratulations to.
"over four months" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Degrees right now, our next update at seven. Rick, you Gino NewsRadio 700 wlw Way We've got a big day in the block again today again today. I don't see that every day because some days it's kind of lame, But today it's pretty good. I have for your perusal. Certainly the mug shot of the day. That would be the guy who stole the ambulance and wrecked it. Now I also have so far this year, the mug shot of the year. The lady who was in a stolen car and said that the man gave it to her in exchange for sex. I'm telling you, you got to see the tattoo across her collarbone. Compare that to her face and her story in her life. Mug shot of the year to date. And where order half months into it. We'll see if you can hold the title. Check him out my page 700 wlw dot com. Hey, Alexa, What's everyone talking about? Getting 700 w l w from my heart radio. This is e. I love to flip burgers on my new shark. Oh grill but money. Is an even bigger thrills. It's time for the Bloomberg market Minute. 700 WLW. The cost of raw materials is so high right now that the third largest chicken producer in the country is considering shelving plans to build a new processing plant. Sanders and Farms is one of the first companies to signal it could pause plans for expansion as the price of everything from lumber to steal skyrockets, driving up construction costs, shortages in the computer chip industry or getting Even worse, complicating the economy's recovery from the pandemic. The problem has already slammed Automakers and consumer Electron IX company's new research from Susquehanna Financial shows wait times in April entered what the firm calls the danger zone at just over four months to get chips, and if you are sitting on a mountain of unused frequent flyer miles, it could cost you the consumer finance site value. Penguin says airlines looking to shore up their ballots sheets could reduce the value of those rewards or Reinstate policies that allow miles or points to expire. Gina serve Eddie Bloomberg Radio. Thompson grabbing 6 40. They're Juggy. We could do that to check out the babe on the blogged. Always always a lady always.
"over four months" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Officially requested a trade the organizational disaster that that is in its criminal. Less. How McNair of the owner now can hot fire. Kalma care. Not much is going to change. Maybe you just heard it. Shall Watson is officially asked the Houston Texans for a trade. Adam Schefter reporting. The request was made weeks ago and the new head coach hire of David Cully will not alter his desire to be Del Schefter on SportsCenter We've seen to Shawn Watson make his decision. And now the Houston Texans. We'll have to make theirs and they will have to make the choice off the best of the worst case scenarios. They can either move on from their franchise quarterback and collect a treasure trove of compensation in return for him. Or they can simply squat on him and enforce their rights and try to uphold their into the bargain. Find him for not being in many camps, almost $100,000. Fined him $50,000 a day for not showing up to training camp. Find them $620,000 for each preseason game he misses and then try to re collect $21.6 million and money if he decides to retire, So each side has got its own ideas, But the Shawn Watson so highly principled man, don't think the Houston Texans. They're gonna want to see this go the distance, but they're gonna have to decide what they want to do next as teams call them and try to see if they're willing to trade the Sean at this time, so no doubt Houston has Problem in the form of a franchise quarterback who was signed for four years at 156 million but has a desire to walk and leave. He has not talked with his new head coach, or GM, and Nicholas Aerio. The trade request comes after Watson was reportedly unhappy with the process used to hire car stereo in early January. Michelle Steele on Watson's Texans Timeline was just over four months ago, just John Watson was tearfully thanking the Texas front office after signing a contract extension. You know, growing up from what I want from, there's not too many people make it out, and so For them to just trust me. Many means the most. The joy over the new deal didn't last long after a rough start, Bill O'Brien was fired in October. A month later, the team fire their longtime VP of communications. The Texans managed just four wins..
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"Work on the SportsCenter all night on ESPN Radio and the ESPN have serious XM Channel 80 those stories and highlights ahead. But we begin with a relationship that is beyond repair. Shawn Watson has officially requested a trade the organizational disaster that that is mean It's criminal. Pascal McNair of the owner now can fire Cal McNair. Not much is going to change May just heard it, too. Shall Watson is officially asked the Houston Texans for a trade Adam Schefter reporting. The request was made weeks ago and the new head coach hire of David Cully will not alter his desire to be dealt Schefter on SportsCenter We've seen to Sean watching make his decision, and now the Houston Texans. We'll have to make theirs and they will have to make the choice off the best of the worst case scenarios. They can either move on from their franchise quarterback and collect a treasure trove of compensation in return for him. Or they can simply squat on him and enforce their rights and try to uphold their into the bargain. Find him for not being in many camps, almost $100,000. Fined him $50,000 a day for not showing up to training camp. Find them $620,000 for each preseason game he misses and then try to re collect $21.6 million and money if he decides to retire, So each side has got its own ideas, But to Shawn Watson, so highly principled man don't think the Houston Texans. They're gonna want to see this go the distance, but they're gonna have to decide what they want to do next as teams call them and try to see if they're willing to trade the Sean at this time, so no doubt Houston has Problem in the form of a franchise quarterback who was signed for four years at 156 million but has a desire to walk and leave. He has not talked with his new head coach, or GM, and Nicholas Aerio. The trade request comes after Watson was reportedly unhappy with the process used to hire car stereo in early January. Michelle Steele on Watson's Texans timeline was just over four months ago, Just John Watson was tearfully thanking the Texans front office after signing a contract extension. You know, growing up from what? Well, I'm from. There's not too many people to make it out. And so For them to just trust me when it means the most. The joy over the new deal didn't last long after a rough start, Bill O'Brien was fired in October. A month later, the team fire their longtime VP of communications. The Texans managed just four.
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"In the U. S Tuesday. Puts the total number of those infected since the outbreak started to more than 21 million more than 357,000 deaths, now blamed on the virus of the U. S. Hospitalizations have risen to more than 128,000 hospitals in 14, California counties have been ordered to delay non emergency surgeries to save the beds for covert patients. In Kenosha, Wisconsin protests in response to a prosecutor's decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer in the shooting last summer of Jacob Blake. Jacob Lakes cousin, Justin Blake spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice People must oppose turned up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months to find the reason so ignore it. Take a Blake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest him. It sparked protests around the nation. On all. Scott Fox News, the Justice Department announcing the dispersement of some seized Iranian assets. $7 million in Iranian assets will be allocated to a compensation fund for American victims of state sponsored terror. Trust. This department says the funds are in the United States share of a civil forfeiture investigation into violations of international economic sanctions. Congress established the Terror Victims Fund to provide compensation to Americans, including diplomats taken hostage by Iran. In 1979 Jared Halpern, a Fox News another crackdown on the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong 53 activists, some of them former lawmakers arrested for allegedly violating the national security law. On Jack. Hello. This is Fox News from the cremation Society of Minnesota. Weather Center. Dense fog advisory issued for portions of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Freezing fog possible tonight Low near 23 flurries in 32 on Wednesday. 30 and clouds for Thursday. I'm Corey Hartman on Twin Cities News Talk Am 11 30. It's 24 right now weigh all know the most common New Year's resolution. Get in shape and I her radio's got you covered. Just put on your headphones intact playlists..
"over four months" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Coronavirus cases reported in the U. S Tuesday. That puts the total number of those infected since the outbreak started to more than 21 million more than 357,000 deaths, now blamed on the virus of the U. S. Hospitalizations have risen to more than 128,000 hospitals in 14, California counties. In order to delay non emergency surgeries to save the beds for covert patients in Kenosha, Wisconsin protests in response to a prosecutor's decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer in the shooting last summer of Jacob Blake. Jacob Lakes cousin, Justin Blake spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice. People must oppose up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says It's a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months to find the reason so ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest him. It sparked protests around the nation. In all. Scott Fox News, the Justice Department announcing the disbursement of some seized Iranian assets. $7 million in Iranian assets will be allocated to a compensation fund for American victims of state sponsored terror. The Justice Department says the funds are in the United States share of a civil forfeiture investigation into violations of international economic sanctions. Congress established a terror victims fund to provide compensation to Americans, including diplomats taken hostage by Iran. In 1979 Jared Halpern, a Fox knew another crackdown on the pro democracy movement in Hong Kong 53 activists, some of them former lawmakers arrested for allegedly violating the national security.
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"From Fox News and Amazon, Alexa Protests erupting Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Response to a prosecutor's decision not to file criminal charges against a police officer. Last summer's shooting of Jacob Blake. Obliques cousin Justin Blake spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice People must oppose turned up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months. Find a reason. So ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest him. It sparked protests around the nation. Gurnal Scott Fox News TMZ reports. Dr. Dre has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm in the state. But the producer in hip hop artist says he's getting excellent care from his medical team. The Grammy Awards have been postponed. 2021 Grammy Awards have been pushed out of their January 31st time slot to March because of the concerns over the spread of covert 19 organizer's have set a date of March 14th. The award show was already limited because of the pandemic, with no audience and only performers and presenters allowed on site even nominated artists. We're not going to be on site and would have accepted their wards remotely, much like the 2020 Emmy Award. Yonsei led the nominations this year with nine.
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"Demonstrations in the wake of the Kenosha County district attorney's decision to not charge any of the police involved in last summer's shooting that left Jacob Blake paralyzed the Michael grab. Lee says he couldn't make the case that the cops more not acting in self defense. Burden of proof is on the state. It's on the prosecutor to disprove. Self defense, cynical Blake family attorney be every The three It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months. Find a reason. So ignoring Congress meets Wednesday to certify the electoral college tally that made Joe Biden president elect the outgoing president seems to think his deputy could stop that. President Trump tweeted that the vice president Pence has the power to reject quote fraudulently chosen electors. But at their weekly lunch Tuesday, vice President Pence told Mr Trump he doesn't have the power to reverse Joe Biden's Electoral College win when he presides over the official vote count in Congress. ABC is Andy Field. The president declared that fake news and that they both agree that the vice president has the power to act control of the Senate and prospects for President elect Biden's agenda being decided in Georgia to incumbent Republican senators facing reelection challenges. So far, no winners been declared. There are a lot of Republicans who think that Donald Trump did not want these Republican senators to win if they win. That would be one Republican. One Republican who lost in Georgia this cycle, and that would have been Donald Trump. ABC is Jonathan Karl, speaking with Atlanta's V. 103 radio, the president elect said. They'll be able to work with Republicans in Congress who do not fear trump retribution. There are really decent Republicans, you're seeing them step up now in the United States Senate You don't want.
"over four months" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Stations in the state Reported average wait times of just a couple of minutes. The question everyone wants answered is which party drew more day of voters to the polls. Three million plus people voted early. And of that group. Democrats outpaced Republicans at Republican Party headquarters for Election night in Atlanta. Evan Brown Fox News president, Trump has tweeted. He will hold a rally tomorrow at the White House is. Demonstrations are expected over the certification of the November election protests underway in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the district attorney announced his decision in the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was black. By a white police officer Last August. Obliques cousin Justin Blake spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice. People must oppose stand up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months to find the reason so ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest boxes Colonel Scott early today, Illinois teenager Kyle written house who traveled to Kenosha during the protest pled not guilty to charges, including intention. Homicide. America is listening. The Fox News New York governor Andrew Cuomo. If you're a bit now, the lens of Liberty Here's Helen Kriebel. There were once so many highway billboards that people complained of signed pollution. So today, many cities have restrictive sign codes. But are they about highway beautification or about government picking winners and losers pounds from Redmond, Washington. The Fairfax, Virginia allows science along the streets for political campaigns and for real estate, but not for any other businesses. One town allowed employees of the tax preparation business, his stand on street corners, waving signs of passing cars, but denied that same permission, though a.
"over four months" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"People voted early. And of that group. Democrats outpaced Republicans at Republican Party headquarters for Election night in Atlanta. Evan Brown Fox News president, Trump has tweeted. He will hold a rally tomorrow at the White House is. Demonstrations are expected over the certification of the November election protests underway in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the district attorney announced his decision in the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was black. By a white police officer Last August. Obliques cousin Justin Blake spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice. People must oppose stand up around this, Nathan Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months. Find a reason. So ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest boxes. Colonel Scott early today. Illinois teenager Kyle written house who traveled to Kenosha during the protest, pled not guilty to charges including intentional homicide. America is listening. The Fox News You went online to switch your car insurance to progressive so you could save money. But then you saw a friend request from an old summer camp buddy. And now here you are clicking through photos of his kickball team from 2011. Looks like they won.
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"At the White House is. Demonstrations are expected over the certification of the November election protests underway in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the district attorney announced his decision in the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was black. By a white police officer. Last August. The Blakes cousin, Justin Blake, spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice. People must oppose stand up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It takes 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months to find the reason so ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest boxes Colonel Scott early today, Illinois teenager Kyle written house who traveled to Kenosha during the protest pled not guilty to charges, including intention. Homicide. America is listening. The Fox News Now get you away I local news. American Airlines is the longer allowing emotional support Pats on flights due to changing government rules at the Texas based carriers is the rules go into effect next week, and travelers will soon have to fill out a government form two days before boarding planes. Should be pharmacies air out of the corona virus vaccine for now, but they've requested more. In Barry County 4500 doses of modern a vaccine were distributed to 44. H B pharmacies at the company did not make the vaccines available to the general public, but reserved them for health care providers. The Texas capital is now reopened to the public with pandemic precautions in place. The building reopened yesterday after having been closed to the public since the last March. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required for inside the building. Capacity is limited. Social distancing is required, and only one of the four public entrances is open. I'm Carrie Laki. What's behind a name? Well at shady Grove fertility. Not only are we home to 85,000 babies born and counting, we're also proud to have earned more than 5005. Star.
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"And most polling stations in the state Reported average wait times of just a couple of minutes. The question everyone wants answered is which party drew more day of voters to the polls. Three million plus people voted early. And of that group. Democrats outpaced Republicans at Republican Party headquarters for Election night in Atlanta. At the Brown Fox News President Trump has tweeted. He will hold a rally tomorrow at the White House is. Demonstrations are expected over the certification of the November election protests underway in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the district attorney announced his decision in the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was black. By a white police officer. Last August. The Blakes cousin, Justin Blake, spoke for the family condemning the decision to not charge the officers, he said. This is injustice People must oppose turned up around this nation. Let's let him know we're not gonna tolerate this anymore. Attorney be Ivory. Lamar says prosecutors gave a complicated explanation to what he says is a simple issue. It's like 20 seconds to watch that video to find probable cause, and it took them over four months to find the reason so ignoring Jacob Lake remains paralyzed after the shooting as he walked away from officers trying to arrest Colonel Scott early today. Illinois teenager Kyle written house who traveled to Kenosha during the protest, pled not guilty to charges including intention. Homicide. America is listening. The Fox News Hello. Hello, Mr Crane. I'm calling about today's appointment. The tree is scheduled to fall on your RV at 2 14 today, Anyway, we can reschedule. We're really enjoying our trip. I'm sorry, but that's our only opening. Can it just be a little tree? Let me check..
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"Seconds to watch that video to find probable cause and it took them over four months. To find a reason. So ignore it. Now we know that there was a lot of violence in Kenosha this summer. A lot of looting after the shooting of Jacob Blake tonight, ABC is Alex Perez says they're gearing up for more in Kenosha. It's the scene basically all up and down here, downtown Kanno Shion. The businesses are boarded up. You might remember back when this happened. The protest got violent in some cases. In fact, there was that shooting during the protests were Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of shooting and killing two demonstrators and wounding authority. So this community is bracing for possibly Maura unrest. Now that this decision has been formally announce, now, Alex just mentioned Kyle written house. The Antioch teenager accused of killing two people during those Kenosha protests written house. In court today, pleading not guilty. So then at this point you're gonna be entering please. Yes, prepared. Enter not guilty pleas to all the charges today in there and all right. Thank you very much, not guilty pleas to all counts contained in the information are noted and entered for the record. Matter shall now be counted for further proceedings before the animal Brucie Schrader presiding, huge political story tonight in the state of Georgia, the control of the U. S. Senate is up for grabs. Today's runoff elections between Republican incumbents Kelly La Flor and David Perdue and their Democratic opponents. Raphael Warnock and John Assaraf, A B C's Steve O Shin sama. Olson. Sami is in Atlanta in Georgia. Tonight. They're just minutes away from starting to count the votes and ending the national focus all over this one run.