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We're 5 Minutes Away From Biden Getting Booted From the 2024 Race
"Serious campaign operatives charge top dollar if the donors go to Biden and say Joey boom bots we are not going to donate to you anymore it's over it doesn't matter if he wants to run he is gonna be out and we are about five minutes away from that happening for a number reasons the guy's polls are terrible and second he as we've said often has oatmeal for brains my wife eats that mush stuff sometimes that like cold oatmeal that's his brain it's like cause not even hot oatmeal it's like mush he can't think straight here Jim queue up for me James Rosen James Rosen is a great reporter he's at the White House yesterday and in probably the first honest question outside of Peter Doocy in the Brady press room in forever I'm not even gonna play the answer cuz you don't even need to hear it Jimmy turns it's dumb she's like a key creature appears it's a question about polls oh yeah we listen to people to dumb answer it doesn't matter you don't need the answer I just want you to listen to the question because she freaked out when Rosen asked this question about the polls know and didn't what to say check this out in February the president conducted an interview with I believe it was Telemundo and he was asked about the dismal state of his job approval ratings and he answered in words to this effect do you know that believes the polling these days and he talked in some detail about the difficulty of getting people on the phone and compiling accurate polling whenever you're asked about the president's dismal job approval ratings you say we're not going to look at polls we look at his accomplishments and yet when you are asked about various domestic policy initiatives you will say these poll very well people support what the president wants to do if you look at the individual subjects on the polling they support what the president's agenda is so once and for all are only certain polls valid in your eyes the ones that support your agenda or is the polling data that shows that president has been stuck for two years at the low 40s and his approval ratings are those valid maybe the greatest question to ever come out of the press room one minute Biden's citing the polls when they reflect nicely or not badly nothing reflects well on Biden but they're just not bad and then when other polls come out showing Biden in a catastrophic freefall black voters Hispanic voters economic public approval border safety oh yeah don't pay attention to the polls the answer was just dumb that's why I didn't bother if to I didn't waste want your time how to cut a minute and you know I don't like clips more than a minute and she's like no no not you're not listening to the people they are clearly disturbed that is lack of mental fitness and here's how I'll prove they're not listening to the people Jim cut 10 this is short it's only a little over 10 seconds Korean John Piers asked about mush brains Biden how this guy obviously has some cognitive deficit it's serious they got folks listen to me and I you know so now if I've ever meant anything on this show I mean this yell at me scream at me I want I don't care it is unethical and immoral to champion someone's cognitive decline it just is refused to do it I do not want to see this guy fall on his face and smash his face open in front of the high world he's an 81 year old man yes he's the single most destructive political force in US history and I wish he'd died but I'm telling you that it is we are potentially minutes or days away from this guy taking a massive tumble down the stairs I'm not kidding and getting seriously hurt it is that bad look at his gate and his shuffle he can't do anything anymore everybody sees it yet here's Karine Jean -Pierre's answer when asked the question the whole world can see about his mental fitness check this out I would put the president's stamina, president's wisdom ability to get this done on behalf of the American people against anyone on any day of the week I mean really man again that's why Karine Jean Jean -Pierre's just a buffoon that's your answer I'm not saying she's got to go up there and go listen my boss is cognitively struggling I guess she's not gonna say that I do of course but just be candid here's how you do it I'm not no I'm serious if you were a PR person they're not gonna take my advisor
Fresh update on "peter" discussed on The Big Take
"You're listening to Masters in Business Bloomberg on Radio. My special guest this week is Peter Atwater. He is the president of Financial Insights and an adjunct professor at both William & Mary College and the University of Delaware. He studies the impact of changing confidence on consumer decision -making and uses his research to advise investors, business leaders, and policymakers. He is the author of 2012's Moods and Markets and this year's The Confidence Map, Charting a Path from Chaos to Clarity. He is also credited with coining the phrase K -Shaped Recovery. We'll talk about that a little later. Peter Atwater, welcome to Bloomberg. Thanks so much, Barry. So let's talk a little bit about your background, which I find
A highlight from Bitcoin ETF Hype is Exaggerated w/ Andrew Horowitz | Investment Advisor
"All right, today we're going to be diving into some macro news, also get into a little bit of what's happening in DC and then towards the end, we'll get into a little bit of ETFs, some strategies and some things to look forward to in 2024. We're going to do it with a special guest. I think you guys will love it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back to Tech Path. Joining me today, of course, is a friend and a guest who's been on our show many times and that, of course, is Mr. Andrew Horowitz, president and founder, Horowitz & Company. Great to have you back. What's happened? It's been a while. How are you, Paul? It has been a while. I'm doing great. The markets are kind of a little crazy, but I think this is, with everything that's going on right now, not only in DC, but just globally from just the scenarios we're facing internationally, I think what's to be expected, I think it's at least, nothing's burnt down yet, so that's a good thing. At least yet. Good news. Yeah, good news. Success. Nothing's on fire that we know of other than, well, a few things. Let's talk about a few things that might be on fire and that, of course, is the U .S.'s credit rating, downgraded from Moody's, not necessarily looking that great and a looming shutdown right now. Obviously, Andrew, you being an investment advisor, you get a chance to work with a lot of high net worth individuals. What's their take on this? Are they concerned at all? What do you think is up? So it's interesting. I was watching, just to be clear, the Moody's move was really not a downgrade. It was more of a credit watch, which is equivalent to like a mini downgrade, if you want to call it that, but it's not a true downgrade. It's saying, it slapped us on it and it was all about just voicing the opinion of the bond rating agency of the dysfunction in Washington. And by the way, it doesn't take a genius or anybody that is doing anything in life to know that there is, that doesn't know that there's a severe dysfunction in Washington, D .C. Our political leaders cannot make a decision and they won't make a decision for any good reason other than the fact of what is politically expedient and good for themselves. And they're not really doing a good job for any of us, right? So okay, that being the state of where we are and the fact that we can't get a budget done, you know, we had to open the debt ceiling up for a year and a half to an unlimited amount of debt being pumped in if necessary, and the fact that they can't get the full resolution done on anything more than a continuing resolution to fund government is a problem, is that there's a functional dysfunction in Washington, kind of like the walking dead of politicians. So most people realize that they're not going to be terribly affected long term, even if we do shut down the parks, the various agencies. Those people are going to get their money when we reopen, eventually something will break and they will be a budget done. So it's this very strange time of a realization that there could be a downgrade. But in the end, what happens, what happens is, as Alan Greenspan would say, it doesn't matter what our rating is, we could always print as much money as we need to pay off all of our debts. The U .S. is not going to default. Yeah, well, but that's the truth. And that's what we've done. Well, yes. And of course, I think, you know, if you look at the spiraling national debt and the continued rise in that, I mean, at some point they have to be able to address this. Is there really any way out of this other than a complete pivot by Powell? There's no way. I can't see a way. You know, what do you do? You raise the, well, yeah, I'll give you the way, right? We all buckle down. We pay higher taxes. You and I are not in favor of that, are we? No, but that's what we do. We slow down the spending on excess and we spend, just like you would do as a business or an individual. If all of a sudden, you know, your salary is capped out at X, you don't spend X plus 20, unless you know you're going to get some money in the future, for whatever reason, whether it's, I don't care if it's an inheritance or whether you're gonna get a raise or a bonus or something else comes in, but that's not how the government operates. They operate on, listen, we're going to spend X, but that's what we plan probably to spend X times, you know, 20 % more. And then if it doesn't work out, what we'll do is just print money and figure our way out of it. And that's what we've been doing for a long time. We're debt dependent society. Sure, sure. With that being the case, you look at the potentials here. I was just looking at a tweet from Peter Schiff, obviously a big gold bug, Moody's lowered its rating, obviously, yes. Risks have been obvious for years on a treasury, it should be rated junk. If you hold them to maturity, guaranteed to lose, and the reason I want to show this is when you look at whether it's 10 -year treasuries or you look at something like gold or Bitcoin, obviously we've seen both of these assets in comparison to the S &P do very well this year. We're also getting ready to go into 2024, there's a lot of things happening in the blockchain industry and within the crypto markets that is probably going to shift around a little bit. You've also got a lot of technology that's been building over time. When you look at the markets like that and you see what people are expecting out of the S &P by the end of the year and through the first of next year, which people are, some analysts, anticipating an uptrend, what is your thought around the market condition right now? Do you feel like we've hit the bottom or is this something that we may see some more pain? Can we just go back to Peter Schiff for a second? Just for a moment. Peter Schiff, I know him well, he's been on my show many times. How many times is he going to be wrong with people just still believing him and wanting to believe him? I've known him for 15 years and it's been the same discussion over and over. The dollar is going to zero, the same thing. And why? He's talking his book. It's a good spiel and he has not been able to pivot off of that. Every once in a while, it looks like he's a flash of genius, right, that this is going to be. And it does make sense, by the way. What he says makes total sense. We haven't broken yet. We haven't broken anything yet. The Fed has been trying to tighten.
Fresh update on "peter" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Rudin and the First Alert Weather Center. We have your weather forecast coming Money News 10 and 40 past the hour brought to you by PenFed. Great rates for everyone. Jeff Claybaugh. Charlie Munger who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway has died. He was 99 years old. Buffett is credited Munger with broadening his investments to insurance and manufacturing. Esquire magazine's list of best new restaurants in America includes one in D .C. Peter Chang's Chang Chang in Dupont Circle. Chang Chang was added to the Michelin Guide just last month. Peter Chang a former Chinese Embassy chef now has 13 restaurants most in Virginia. Local restaurant El Fresco Tex -Mex Grill is franchising with a location in Alexandria next month. Others are now open in Sterling and Centerville. El Fresco has a concession stand at Eagle Bank Arena and is the official burrito bowl of George Mason Athletics. The Dow finished the day up 84 points. The S &P 500 index up 4. The Nasdaq up 641. Jeff Claybaugh WTOP News. Alright Jeff 642 Hunter Biden now offering to testify before a House panel investigating the First Family's finances. But his offer comes with a condition. GOP's Mitchell Miller has today on the hill. Hunter Biden's legal team informed the House Oversight Committee that he'd be willing to testify on December 13th but only if his testimony will be heard at a public hearing. This comes after Republican committee chair James Comer issued a subpoena as part of his investigation into Hunter Biden and financial dealings involving the President's family. Comer is rejecting the offer by the President's son for public testimony, saying he's trying to play by his own rules. Meanwhile, Congress is working on aid for Israel and Ukraine, and House Speaker Mike Johnson says if Ukraine is to be included, the legislative package will have to address policies at the southern border. I think most of our Senate colleagues recognize that those two things need to move together because we owe that to the American people. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTOP News. Coming up on WTOP, Sports Illustrated, one of the premier
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market & Beginner Q&A with Tone Vays, D++, and Ant - November 14th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. What is up, you Cafe Bitcoiners? What up? Hey, Alex, can you hear me? Yeah, man. Damn, the service is amazing. It's fantastic. I was going to have you co -host today, but if you have terrible interwebs, then we'll have to do it again a different time. Yeah, I'm sitting solid right now, but it's my last day in El Salvador, so it's touch and go, but it feels good right now. It feels real good. I people hear laughing and enjoying themselves in the background. Man. Yeah, that's Blake just got out of the surf, and now the homie Paul's taking my fish out, got a session in. I mean, this place is next level, but don't come here, the surf sucks. How you been, man? How's everyone doing? I know I've been off for a little bit, but keeping track of everything and saw that the SEC got dealt another, what looks like a little legal blow. Their legal department is, are they even batting 500 at this point? I don't know. I didn't hear anything. What are you talking about there? I thought I read some about Binance getting granted a confidentiality ruling that basically blocked a bunch of information from the grasp of the SEC for clients. I don't know. I just headlined Reddit, so don't quote me. Didn't dig a lot into it, but saw that that had occurred. Yeah, I didn't hear that. It would suck to be Gary Gunzler right now. Yeah, dude. They're sporting like city attorney type numbers, just getting mopped up, but I don't know. What do you mean? I'm sure he's gotten a job offer for BlackRock. He's sitting pretty. Oh, that's a good point, actually. Anybody want to take odds on Peter's thought there? I think Peter's probably right. I would say the likelihood of that is probably fairly high. That's a hell of a trifecta there. You should take that with Joe Carlos, sorry, Peter, like a ETF still within 2023 on top of a BlackRock job acceptance from Gensler thing. It's got to be like a hundred to one. Yeah, the theta on that is pretty high right now, so no. Yeah, that's like Buster Douglas numbers. It's wild. You know, we were joking in here the other day. Joe came in and we were talking a little bit about the ETFs and Joe was like, I don't understand why we're not seeing an ETF where you can see the actual addresses for the ETF you can verify on chain and then you have redemption directly to shareholders from the trust. And I was joking. I was like, man, somebody is going to do it. We should do it. Me and you, Joe. Let's do this thing. So people were tweeting at me like, is Swan going to do an ETF now? And it's like, dude, I was totally freaking joking about that. That's classic. Where's American HODL this morning? He was caffeinated up on fire yesterday. Dude, he was cracking me up and that guy is funny as hell. I was trying to hack a coconut up in El Salvador and I almost chopped my pinky off. Mickey Koss, good morning, Shelly. Good morning, Terrence. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. So we're going to have a pretty chill day today. We're going to be doing some beginners Q &A. We have a couple of news items to discuss. There's a lot of Bitcoin mining rigs getting plugged in apparently. Also, we're going to revisit. It's fun to, you know, the Internet's an amazing thing. You can come back and revisit stupid shit people said about Bitcoin. You know, Bitcoin is dying. This is dying. That's dying. Bitcoin is going to boil the oceans, all that. There's some interesting comments from Dave Ramsey that we're going to bring back up. Apparently, the central bank over in England wants all systemically important stablecoin firms to back their issuance with non -interest bearing central bank deposits. I mean, that's like a full on lizard move, in my opinion. We'll discuss that a little more too. But yeah. All right. Let's do the intro to the show. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 476. Shout -outs to supporters on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for the show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today is November the 14th, Tuesday, 2023. Man, we're on our way to the next halving. It's coming up. Where's Ant when I need him? Here he comes. Yeah, man. I think, Ant, I'm going to just like lead off right with you if you're ready. I don't know if you can hear me right now, but we should start with some stats. Let's get some orientation. We haven't done stats in a long time. So let's begin with the stats and get an idea of where we are. Ant, are you there? Are you ready? Yeah, I got some stats. I got time chain stats up right here. Let's go. Taco, talk to us about this impenetrable freedom force field. What's it at? Current USD price, $36 ,587. We are at block height, $816 ,745. Current hash rate, seven -day moving average is around 435 exahash per second. Let's see, mempool transaction is still full a little bit. We got $211 ,000 climbing. The fastest fee right now is around 79 sats per v -byte. Good news, we got 161 days about to the halving, and we are currently up 25 % on the 200 -day And right now, let's see, sats per fiat dollar, is that how you say it? It's 2 ,732 sats per dollar right now. The last block was found by Antpool, and the total subsidy and fees was just over 7 Bitcoin. And I think it was around 10 % of that block was fees, so very interesting. We're 88 % into the halving. $23 ,254, we just hit a block. Block's left. And that's pretty much it for now. I think that's it. Sats per dollar. You can buy 2 ,734 sats per dollar. I didn't hear you if you said that, so I'm just saying it. That's okay, it moved. Technically two different data points. And we have also, there is also 93 .05 % of the total supply of Bitcoin that will ever be mined in the history of mankind has already been mined and distributed. So you might want to get some just in case this thing catches on a little bit. Hey, Ant, if you're in a stable situation, let's get you up as a co -host, my man. Okay, I'm going to switch networks. Okay, you let us know when you're ready. D++, good morning. Thank you for joining us. I know it's super early for you over there on the West Coast. Good morning. I have a huge smile on my face because I'm actually driving over to Club Lab here in Austin, and I feel like I just got the weather report. I felt like I was experiencing the future in real time for a minute there, hearing all of the stats on what Bitcoin's up to. I want that every morning. It's so good. Isn't it cool? You know, to me, it's like an orientation thing. It's useful to know where you are to figure out where you're going. You have to know where you are to figure out where you're going or how you're going to get to where you're going. But it's also really useful because when I started hearing stats like this when I was a newbie Bitcoiner, I didn't know what they meant. I was like, you guys are saying all these words that I don't know the meaning to. And it caused me to look them up, which forced me to learn about it, which was awesome. Also, 435 ExaHash is crazy. Last I checked, it was 420. And it's just so crazy to me how the hash has completely decoupled from the price. I mean, going on for probably a couple of years now, ever since we left China, it's just wild. But the big news for me today is I am driving to PlubLab. As you guys know, it's the Bitcoin startup accelerator and community accelerator in Austin. You have to come through if you're ever in town. And what I'm so excited about is I am enrolled in Nifty Lisa Nye's Taproot class. So I'm taking her Taproot class. She's pretty much one of the only people on the planet that can teach it because what we're doing is we're taking the spec, which is to say the BIPs, and we're implementing them, which is to say we're creating our own library that makes Taproot happen. And she's one of the only people that can really do this because she's one of the only people who can translate from the BIPs into the code because there are certain things that are kind of missing or glossed over. Obviously, it's all in there, right? But it's pretty hard to take the BIP and to just translate it into creating your own Bitcoin library. So it's so fun. It's very challenging. Definitely, this class is for experts only. But if you ever wanted to learn how Taproot works, I highly recommend taking her base 58 class.
Fresh update on "peter" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Old Esquire magazine's list of 50 best new restaurants in the country includes one in D .C. Peter Chang's Chang Chang in Dupont Circle Chang Chang was added to the Michelin Guide just last month Peter Chang a former Chinese embassy chef now has 13 restaurants mostly in Virginia local restaurant El Fresco Tex -Mex Grill is franchising with a location in Alexandria next month and others now open in Sterling and Centerville the first El Fresco opened in Chantilly it also has concessions at Eagle Bank Arena the finished Dow the day up 84 points the S &P 500 up for the Nasdaq up 41 Jeff Clabel WTOP News this report is sponsored by Whole Foods Market plan this week's dinner menu at Whole Market Foods save 20 % on responsibly farmed fresh Atlantic salmon fillets with prime through November 28th while supplies last shop in store online terms apply coming up Sports Illustrated getting backlash for
A highlight from Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Bitcoin with Robert Breedlove
"Bitcoin gets you to a world of more localism, so presumably you would have less proceeds to fund these bullshit false narratives, you'd have less of the systemic lying, less of the systemic stealing, and this would be just a more peaceful and prosperous world. Hello there from Texas, we've made it here to Dallas with my boy Danny, we're here for the Texas blockchain summit, a very exciting week of interviews ahead, some very cool ones booked in, cannot wait to get them out, get them out for you to hear them. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and I've got Robert Breedlove on the show today. Now this was a very cool experience, we managed to get Breedlove down to Bedford, we got him down to the football club, we also got him out, we went for some drinks, went for some dinner, ate some steak. It's been very cool to see people now starting to make the pilgrimage to my little town, and hopefully we're going to see some of you there next year for our conference cheat code. Plans for that are going very well, I know hotel rooms are going quickly, so if you do want to come, you better go and check that out quick. You can find out more about the whole event at cheatcode .co .uk, but in this interview with Robert, we get into all the things we tend to get into, but I think we're a little bit less confrontational today. I think we've come to this kind of like realization is that we both come into the problem just through a different path, which is pretty cool because we start to agree on a bunch of things, so you know what we're going to talk about, tax, slavery, the role of government, the role of Bitcoin in all of this, everything we tend to talk about when I get Breedlove on the show. But I love this, I just wish we'd had longer, we didn't have a lot of time for this, we got about an hour in, and the first 10 minutes I lost because I forgot to press record, I didn't have Danny with me, so obviously I made a stupid mistake. But I do hope you enjoy this, if you've got any questions about this show or anything else, you know how to get in touch, it's hello at whatbitcoindid .com.
Fresh "Peter" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm 7news meteorologist Steve Rudin of the First Alert Weather Center 34 at the Wharf in D .C. in Oxon Hill we have for 34 it's down to 30 degrees right now in Sterling it's brought to you by Long Fence save 25 % on Long Fence decks pavers and fences six months no payment no interest financing terms and conditions I go to longfence .com WTOP at 5 10 money news 10 and 40 past the hour to Jeff Klayba Buffett Warren has lost his right -hand man Charlie Munger his business partner who helped grow Berkshire Hathaway has died he was 99 years old Esquire magazine's list of 50 best new restaurants in the country includes one in D .C. Peter Chang's Chang Chang in Dupont Circle Chang
A highlight from No More Sitting On The Sidelines
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or family member through one on one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know, and if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media, and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now and a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast to rate it, to review it, spread the word on social media, and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Many people are looking for hope these days, especially young people. They want to be part of something bigger. And here at evangelism on fire ministry, we have big plans to reach them in 2023. Here's where you will not find hope. You won't find hope in the culture. You won't find hope in technology. You won't find hope even in many ways in politics. Now all of these things have their place, but true hope can only be found in God. The message that we want to share is that God wants to give hope to the young generation and all generations, that there is hope for them through a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. And we want to offer this hope to as many people as possible in 2023 through our outreach ministries, which of course includes our EOF podcast ministry. I'm asking you to join us at EOF ministry and become a partner. A partner is just a friend that makes a regular commitment to us each and every month. They stand by us. That enables us to respond to the opportunities that are coming our way. In many ways, we live in a hopeless world, but through Christ, we have hope. Life without God is a hopeless end. Life with him is an endless hope. Join us right now and become a part of our team and let's reach the world with the most important message that exists, the gospel message. Join us for the plans we have for ministry in 2023 by becoming an Evangelism on Fire ministry partner. Are you ready? Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. Welcome to episode 163. This is your host Mark Thomas. Thanks for joining me for another weekly pod episode. Truth bomb of the day. The gospel is the only hope for a dying world. I have two scriptures for you today. The first one is Luke 21 28. When these things begin to take place stand up and lift your heads because your redemption is drawing near. The second verse I have for you today of Scripture is Matthew 16 18 and I tell you you are Peter and upon this rock. I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. So you're watching the current events unfold in the world today. You're seeing Revelation on the world stage on your newsfeed. Should you freak out with what's happening and how it will impact you and your loved ones? Listen, no way. You should not freak out. We should be looking up because our redemption is drawing near. That's what we need to be doing. Looking up praying for the peace of Jerusalem and sharing the gospel message with the hyper focus. Jesus advocated while he was on Earth. Again Luke 21 28 when these things begin to take place stand up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near and remember there's no more sitting on the sidelines Church in today's world. We must make a choice to be hot or cold. Luke warm is not an option as a true follower of Jesus When you know the truth, you will not walk in fear. You will walk in faith in freedom. It's time to share the gospel message with the lost and hurting people in the world with a white hot faith as I begin today's pod episode. I want to say that there will be some people listening who will be offended by the words that I'll be speaking but the words I'm going to speak are important and you'll see why in a moment if you continue to listen, there is no place for sidelines as a follower of Christ in today's world. Listen, there will be no one left in the stands in this game. Good versus evil. Now is the time to choose to be hot or cold. There is absolutely no room as a true follower of Jesus to be lukewarm as mentioned by Jesus himself in Revelation 3 16. So then because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot. I will vomit you out of my mouth. So if you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, you are called to be on the field to carry out the mission of God on this earth whether you like it or not. Remember God has saved redeemed and commissioned you to serve him in such a time as this. So if you or someone you love think they can avoid making a choice to serve him during the time we're living in listen, I'm here to remind you that that's incorrect. Thinking we are God's children and now we exist to serve and glorify him. This is the time to get off the sidelines and get into the game God has saved us and commissioned us to take part in the game of engaging in the mission of the Great Commission remind yourself of that and remind your fellow Christian brothers and sisters as for me and my family as for me and my evangelism on fire podcast and reach our VAE team. I know who we serve and why we serve if you're listening to this podcast, you're most likely the same much of this pod episode is not for you. It is in the hopes that there will be even just one that will stumble across it hear the truth and realize what decision needs to be made as a true Jesus follower that needs to be made today today. I'm making a stand and I think you will join me I could be wrong, but I don't think I am every once in a while. We will see evil manifest itself in a physical form and that's what we're seeing present day in our world. I am asking you evangelism on fire nation all the listeners of this podcast to join me in obeying the mission of the Great Commission that Jesus has mandated to everyone who calls themselves Christ followers. Look man, I'm not asking you just to listen to this podcast for entertainment purposes. I am asking you to make a commitment to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as you follow Jesus Christ. I'm asking you to commit to the instructions of the last thing Jesus told us to do while he was on this earth to share the good news of his salvation to the world and listen the world starts with your context and hear this the last thing Jesus told us to do should be the main thing we should be doing as Jesus followers. We need to obey the vision of sharing the good news in the first step of obeying the vision is to always remember this the first words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark are an announcement of the arrival of God's kingdom in Jesus last words to his disciples starting in Mark 16 15 build upon his first announcements. They call Jesus left us with was continue telling others the Gospels good news. This good news is that Jesus has brought the arrival of the kingdom of God to Earth in that through his death and resurrection. He has made a way for all people to have a new life in him the task of evangelism telling others about Jesus was the first thing that Jesus asked his followers to do as he left Earth telling others about what Jesus has done for them is one of the most important things that we can do with our time. We have been given the greatest gift of all eternal life with God, but that gift is also freely available to the rest of the world. So take some time to examine yourself today and ask yourself will you choose to be hot as you follow Jesus or will you be like the rest of the 95 % of those who claim to be Christians that will go their entire life without leading at least one person to Jesus as their Savior. It's time to get off the sidelines and into the game. If you truly want to serve God in the capacity. He's created you to serve him or remain cold or lukewarm. My hope is that you will choose this day whom you will serve knowing while you will serve him and to obey the vision Jesus has given to you directly when we are born again. We all have visions if we are spiritual at all of what Jesus wants us to be in the great thing is to learn not to be disobedient to the vision not to say that it cannot be attained if the Holy Spirit has given you a vision in your private Bible study or during a meeting or maybe listening to this pod episode which made your heart glow in your mind expand in your will stir itself to grasp. You will have to pay the last farthing in concentration along that line until all you see is the vision made actual the healthiest exercise for the mind of a Christian is to learn to apprehend the truth granted to it in vision every Christian with any experience at all has had a vision of some fundamental truth either about the atonement or the Holy Spirit sin or engaging in the mission of the Great Commission and it is at the Pearl of their souls that they lose not that vision by prayer and determination. We have to form the habit of keeping ourselves soaked in the vision God has given the difficulty with the majority of us is that we will not seek to apprehend the vision we get a glimpse of it and then leave it alone truth bomb of the day when we obey the vision Jesus has given to everyone who follow him we participate in the highest calling of sharing the eternal word of the Living God to men and women who are desperately in need of his free gift of eternal salvation choose today who you will serve and why you will serve choose to dedicate yourself to the hyper focus on evangelism that Jesus advocated in Luke 1910 boom God bless you and have the best week of your life. Make sure to join me for next week's episode. Thanks so much for your time with me today. It's been an amazing time and thank you so much for listening. I hope you enjoyed today's episode and it inspired you on your journey of sharing your faith in Jesus with others. Make sure to check out today's podcast show notes for a description of today's show along with other super important details and also make sure to share this with a friend and subscribe over on Apple podcast as well. I really appreciate your feedback evangelism on fire nation. So share a review on Apple and let me know what part of this episode resonated with you the most and hey if no one has told you lately God loves you. I love you you matter and you have divine purpose now. It's time to go out there and share the boom the gospel message with others. Make sure to join me for our next episode. Thank you.
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A highlight from Glass Half Empty & Half Full - The Perspicuity of Scripture
"Do you struggle with understanding the scriptures? Do you frequently hit roadblocks in your Bible reading? Do you struggle from even having a basic sense of satisfaction in your scripture reading? in your scripture reading? Sana, sana, colita, derana. If you're a Spanish speaker here today, you would know what I just said. Sana, sana, colita, derana. Lalo, could you translate those words as literal as possible for me in English? Yeah, as literal as possible in English. Or he'll heal frog bottom, is that another one? Yeah, he'll heal frog bottom. Now, if you weren't a Spanish speaker, you wouldn't know that what I just said is objectively clear in context. He'll heal frog bottom, literally translated in English, means nothing to a person who doesn't know Spanish. Even if they could translate Spanish to English. So, in reality, this is a phrase that we would often, or Spanish speakers would often tell children when they've, say, fallen on the floor and gotten injured, right? It's almost like as if it's a call to courage, like, you'll be okay. Another example in the English language is a stitch in time saves nine. I don't know if you guys have ever heard that. Have you guys ever heard that, a stitch in time saves nine? Okay, so no one before the 1980s, or sorry, no one after the 1980s. A stitch in time saves nine is an expression that basically means if I don't fix this stitch right now, the nine ones later are gonna fall apart, right? So, it's really a call to prudence and saying, well, I need to do this right now so that things don't get worse down the line. What I said in Spanish earlier, once again, is utterly and objectively clear. Utterly and objectively clear. It's a phrase with a particular meaning, and yet, as I said before, only a native Spanish speaker would understand. To everyone else, what I said was absolutely obscure. we're So, several weeks now into our doctrine of the Scriptures in our confession, and having recently just covered the sufficiency of Scripture, we now arrive at the question of perspicuity, perspicuity, perspicuity. We can say everything we want about the sufficiency of the Scriptures, the sufficiency of Scripture for faith and godliness, but if Scriptures don't have what we will go into later as perspicuity or a degree of transparency or clarity, we couldn't access its sacred truth. Or we would at least need to depend upon someone else to access its sacred truth, and that'll come a bit later. If you do have a copy of the Confession of Faith, feel free to turn there, and that will be in chapter one, paragraph seven. Chapter one, paragraph seven. But if you don't, just feel free to follow along as I read. All things in the Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all. Yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or another that not only the learned, but the unlearned in a due use of ordinary means may attain to a sufficient understanding of them. Now this doctrine here in our Confession deals with how clear the Scriptures are to the people of God. And that whole doctrine is called perspicuity. If you are paying close attention to this paragraph, and as I mentioned, this whole doctrine, not just part of it, but the whole, has to do with perspicuity, then you would realize that perspicuity or transparency or clarity takes into account two things. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. So if you've never heard of the word obscure or obscurity, it just means less clear or not as clear. So just as if you have a glass that's half filled with water, half it's simultaneously filled and half empty. So that old adage, are you a glass half full or half empty person? You can just go down the drain, right? A glass halfway filled is both half filled and half empty. Likewise, with the Scriptures and the clarity of the Scriptures, insofar as parts of it are extremely clear and parts of it are not as clear, the perspicuity of the Scriptures actually encompasses two things. Both clarity and obscurity. Very clear and also some parts not as clear. I have a few observations from our tradition, from Peter van Maastricht, I can never pronounce his name correctly, van Maastricht, Francis Turretin, and William Whittaker. But before I get there, just know that this doctrine of perspicuity is a major battle in the Reformation. 16th century Rome so emphasized the obscurity or lack of ease of understanding of the Scriptures that they argue that if you don't have the pope and the magisterium, you can't interpret the Scriptures because if you did, you're not skilled enough to do so and you would most likely fall into various forms of heresy. Now, understand that there is a sense in which that is not false. It is very easy for people who just pick up the Bible on their own and refuse any kind of accountability to a church or Christian doctrine or any kind of wisdom from the past to easily err on the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Christ. It's so easy to do that. And I'm sure many of you may not have been previously accountable to a confession of faith before or a creed, and how often may you have discovered later on, oh, I said this in a certain way about God that was very wrong. It's very easy to do that. Okay, so let's come back to van Maastricht, Turretin, and Whittaker. Whittaker says this, perspicuity or obscurity, notice Whittaker didn't just assume that perspicuity is the same as clarity. He also thought of it in terms of hard to understand, obscurity. Perspicuity or obscurity is either internal or external. By internal, Whittaker means the heart of the interpreter. By external, he means the objective clarity of the scriptures. So if we go back to sana sana colita derana, right, sana sana colita derana is objectively clear. It's an objectively clear expression which calls someone to courage after having encountered a mini tragedy. But it may not be clear to everyone interpreting that because they may not know Spanish, or even if they knew how to translate words of Spanish to English, they still may not know how that particular idiom or expression or saying translates in English. More would have to be taught to them in order for them to understand that. So, in the same sense, the scriptures, the clarity of the scriptures are objectively and externally clear. But at the same time, it requires work and effort on the part of the one interpreting the scriptures to be able to assent or come to that clarity. What's very interesting is that this chapter in our confession doesn't even talk about the obscurity of the scriptures to non -believers. A small aside, it's very easy for us to communicate the gospel one time to a non -believer, send them off with a Bible and expect them to just read things on their own. In reality, we really should be thinking about evangelism more so in the context of the local church, bringing them to church to hear the ministry of the word of God in the presence of Christ. Why? Turton quotes 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. He says this. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing whose minds the God of this age has blinded, who do not believe lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God should shine on them. The scriptures were not meant to be clear to those who are perishing or even those necessarily yet who will be saved one day. It is nothing short of the ministry of the Holy Spirit that is a requirement for someone to receive the message of the gospel, commit it to their souls, and assent or believe outwardly the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ. He goes as far as to say that ordinarily the ministry of the church, sermons, and commentaries are necessary. And despite all of this, he still wants the Christian to have the comfort of reading the scriptures. The Reformers understood just like with Roman Catholicism does. That there are difficulties in the scriptures, yet they came to a different conclusion. The conclusion that they came to was though there are difficulties and though a Christian should be interpreting the scriptures in the context of the local church, not to be expectant that the minister teaches them how to interpret the Bible in the sermon and they're supposed to do everything on their own afterwards. This is a conjoined effort. The doctrine or the expectations of interpreting the scriptures to our souls is very much a joint effort. You have the responsibility of hearing the word of Christ from the minister of the gospel to interpret and apply it to your conscience. He has the responsibility of aiding you and lifting you on Jacob's ladder. Our confession points to various scripture passages on this point. I'll just read to you two examples. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple and also the entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. Meaning, the scriptures have in themselves a light to be given to the Christian. We are expected to come to the scriptures as if they are a light to us, a lamp unto our feet, a light unto our path. I've stated this before and I will state it once again. It is entirely possible for something to be written with sufficient clarity and yet, because the reader may lack the ability, he may not be able to fully understand it. And likewise, when speaking of the clarity of the scriptures, not everything is as equally clear. Not everything is as equally clear. I hope you're seeing where this lesson is going. Partly, it's a call to encouragement to receive the basic truths of the Christian faith from the scriptures with a willing and submissive attitude. But on the other part, it's a call to humility and to have very reasonable expectations of what you can accomplish apart from your local church. That is where things get very interesting for us. Roman Catholics have often, at least in the past, accused the Protestants on their doctrine of perspicuity, trying to portray the Protestants as those who believe that every part of the scriptures is so easy to understand that even a farmer can read every single part and understand it as in the same way that a trained and spiritual theologian can. This is not the view of the Reformers. It is not the view of the Reformers that without the ordinary means, which was referred to in our confession, that one may easily attain to the highest of the heights of the mysteries of sacred scripture. That is not the belief of the Reformers. For that matter, even our scriptures have something to say about that. Our confession alludes, let me go back a little bit, to 2 Peter 3 .16. Feel free to turn there if you like. 2 Peter 3 .16. I'm going to read from verse 14. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless. And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do the rest of the scriptures. Some things in Paul are hard to understand for Peter. Now, this would be very interesting if Peter was, in fact, the first pope, and had very difficulty understanding the apostle Paul, and would proclaim the ability to be the vicar of Christ to the church, and to not have the ability to understand parts of Paul would be very problematic, to say the least. That being said, we cannot escape the reality that some parts of the scripture are hard to understand for people by design. By design. And we will get to that, as to why I say by design, in a little bit. Whitaker emphasizes a very balanced approach to understanding the degree to which we can understand the scriptures. He says this, the unlearned can have some fruit and utility in reading the scriptures. At the same time, he'll say this, not even one jot or tittle is clear without the internal light of the Holy Spirit. And in the interest of humility, he closes with this. A man must be impudent, who would say that he understood even any one book thoroughly, and the same hath ever been said of the opinion of all of us. Do you understand what he's saying there? It would be the height of arrogance for Whitaker for someone to say, I even fully understand one book of the Bible. The height of arrogance. And despite that, despite that strong language, Turton and Whitaker often appeal to the church fathers about the ways in which scripture can be understood, the scope of their understanding. I'll read this quote from Francis Turton. The fathers frequently acknowledge it, although they do not deny that the scriptures have their depths, which ought to excite the studious believers. Chrysostom says the scriptures are so proportioned that even the most ignorant can understand them if only they read them studiously. All necessary things are plain and straight and clear. Augustine says, in the clear declarations, the scriptures are to be found, all things pertaining to faith and practice. Irenaeus says the prophetic and evangelical scriptures are plain and unambiguous. Gregory, a pope, says the scriptures have in public nourishment for children as they serve in secret to strike the loftiest minds with wonder. Indeed, they are like a full and deep river in which the lamb may walk and the elephant may swim. I just find that fascinating. How Rome can simultaneously confess full continuity with the church fathers and not say that, at least in the essentials of the Christian faith, that a lay Christian cannot read and understand the script, I just find that so difficult to just wrestle with. Like, how can you say that you have a sense of continuity with the church fathers when the church fathers themselves say that, at least in the elemental and primary doctrines of the Christian faith, they are clearly propounded in the scriptures? You know what's interesting? The major debater in the Roman Catholic world during the Reformation was Cardinal Bellarmine. You've probably heard his name in the past, maybe even last week.
A highlight from U.S. Economy from "stable" to "negative" with Neely Tamminga + Preparing for the Upcoming Bull-Run with Joe Carlasare and American Hodl - November 13th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. It is Monday, November 13th, and you guys can probably hear my slack snapping off here. Let me mute that shit. Sorry about that. Monday, November 13th, 2023, and it is another awesome day. Looking forward to the week in Bitcoin. Once again, why are all these Bitcoiners so goddamn excited all the time? It's disgusting. What's wrong with you people? You know, I remember when you first started doing Spaces, Alex, and this is before I had extensive experience with Slack, and I could hear it going off all the time in the background. Every time we were having those Spaces discussions in the morning, I was just like, what in the hell are you picking up? My fault. My bad. Morning macro. Oh, sorry. How's it going, guys? I hope everybody had a good Veterans Day weekend, too, by the way. It was fantastic. I worked my ass off. That's all right, though. Good stuff. Good stuff. Good morning, Terrence. Bright and early. On a Monday at like 7 o 'clock in the morning. What's wrong with you people? Macro. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Jacob. Shout -outs to Dr. Jeff, Joe Carlosari, in the audience. Obviously, we're throwing you guys invites, but you're welcome to just chill. Whatever. It's all good. So apparently, Bitcoin has taken a slight pause from its vertical acceleration and Bitcoiners are attacking each other once again. That didn't take long. Anyway, welcome to Cafe Bitcoin, episode 475. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. By the way, when I say signal, I'm not trying to say it's just my signal. We're looking for the signal. Some people are like, eh, never let us on stage at Cafe Bitcoin. It's an opinion, all right? It's an opinion. It's an opinion. If I don't think your signal is that great, then maybe we might not let you on. I'm not sorry for that. Like we're here to provide signal. And yeah, it's a judgment call and yeah, you might think your signal is more important and that's fine. I'm not mad at that. I'm not even judging you. In fact, here's, Jacob and I were just talking about this earlier. I don't even disagree with you on many things. Some people are like, well, this issue is really important. You guys don't talk about it. It's like, it is really important. Totally agree with you, actually. What I don't agree with is complaining about stuff that you have no solution for, or if you're not building a solution for something. Like if you're building something and it's a solution, we will invite you on this stage and you can talk about it. But if all you're doing is whinging and complaining, like why are we going to waste everybody's time with that nonsense? Am I wrong? Am I out of line here? Serious question. No, you're not out of line and whinging is a good word. I think more people need to use it. Yeah, mewling. I love that word too, mewling, whinging, meh, meh, um, okay. Good morning, Mickey Koss. For today's show, we're going to talk about, apparently BlackRock is launching an Ethereum ETF, or they're applying to anyway. We're going to do a spot Bitcoin ETF approval update this week, maybe. And Joe Carlosari is welcome to come up here and give us his views on that. Otherwise we'll just read his tweets out loud. I got no shame with that. What else? Oh, ICBC, which is one of the largest banks in China, was apparently cyber ransomed last week. That's a thing. So maybe we'll talk about that a little bit. Here's an interesting little factoid. Every $6 ,313 move above $29 ,586 is a billion dollars for micro strategy. Wow. Well, indeed. But the naysayers are going to say every $3 ,360 move down is minus a billion dollars for micro strategy. I was just about to say, I could see the articles now as it drops from $100K to $95K, they'll be just, you know, slamming micro strategy. Meanwhile he's sitting there like up thousands of percent. It's completely absurd, but it'll continue. Just buy Berkshire Hathaway. It's better than Bitcoin. Anybody can buy it. Are you slamming Dear Point? No, I would never do that. Nate, you're so crystal clear this morning. You must be stationary and not driving anywhere. I'm using the updated desktop. They've improved it dramatically. And you aren't driving anywhere. That too. You can't raise your hand, but it is working pretty well. Okay. Question. Are you on Windows or Mac? I'm on Windows 10 or 11 and I forget what number it is. You can't raise your hand on Mac either. You can't raise your hand and can you do emojis? I can do a lot of emojis. A lot of emojis, wow. Like a thousand at a time, apparently. So are you retired now, Nate? For the most part, yeah. I love your story, man. For those of you who don't know, Nate's been hanging around, you know, he's been coming around Cafe Bitcoin for a couple of years now and back in the day, since it started and back in the day, back in them, Nate used to roll around as a, as a truck driver, if I understand correctly, saving his money, stacking sets, man, no, I, I, the reason I people double to check whatever wallet you plan on using and do never, ever, ever, ever enter your keys into a digital device that is connected to the internet. We've seen a string of new apps on these app stores like Apple and Google that pretend to be existing wallets that are only available on the desktop. They are not legit. There's a, there is a new string of them. This was brought to everybody's attention by Oscar P at O S C Pacey and there's a new Electrum wallet on the app store Electrum doesn't have a mobile app and there's all kinds of other apps Lumi, samurai wallet, Jack's Liberty, Jack's Liberty wallet management Phantom wallet of a protocol assets trade sparrow was spoofed the other day, these apps, there's no mobile app that you should be using with your seed phrases from any existing wallet that you're using that holds any significant amount of Bitcoin. If you happen to use a hot wallet, use a fresh, use a hot app, wallet, whatever. If you happen to use one of these devices, make sure you're using a brand new wallet that it has generated. And you're only going to use minimal amount of Bitcoin. If should you do it like if you're going to take cash and you're going out for the day, that amount of Bitcoin, not, not thousands and thousands of dollars or even your, your stack that these people are unscrupulous, they have the morals and they do not care. They want your Bitcoin. Please be careful. And even with sparrow, there are methods that you can verify that the app is legit. And I, I, I can put a link in the nest. I don't want to populate it yet, which it's cool with Alex. And super easy to do because I'm a boomer and I did it yesterday. Like super easy. It's a one, two, three, I think four steps. It involves your terminal and just copy and paste. Yeah. Yeah. There's, there's a, there's a path or an FAQ on how to do it on sparrow. Once, once you go to download it, it's how to verify right below it. So please take the time to learn. Um, yeah. And don't lose your Bitcoin.
A highlight from The Furious Love of Jesus
"Jesus was the most influential man to ever walk the earth. Is it possible to really know him? And how does he change our relationship with our Heavenly Father, our relationships with family and friends, and our approach to our work and service to others? Find out today on Gospel and Life as Tim Keller looks at the life of Jesus. John chapter 11 verses 32 to 44. When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him, he asked. Come and see, Lord, they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, see how he loved him. But some of them said, could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying? Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. There was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. Take away the stone, he said. But Lord, said Martha, the sister of the dead man, by this time there's a bad odor. He's been there for four days. Then Jesus said, did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here that they may believe that you sent me. When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, Lazarus, come out. The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, take off the grave clothes and let him go. This is God's word. Now I know that this event, if it's ever looked at, and the church service is always brought out at Easter, right near Easter, because it's about the resurrection. So why are we looking at it now as we're approaching Christmas? And the reason is because I believe, and I'd like to show you, that there is absolutely no better place anywhere in the Bible that depicts Jesus as Emmanuel, as God with us, truly with us in our condition, God in the flesh. The first part of the story, which we didn't have read, is more familiar, at least it's the part that is more often read because of a very famous statement in it, and let's just recount it. In the beginning of chapter 11 of John, we read about the sickness of Lazarus. Now Lazarus, Mary, and Martha were a brother and two sisters. They lived together, and Jesus loved them. In fact, the language that is used of Jesus loving them, the intimacy is really unparalleled. There's nobody outside of Peter, James, and John that is ever spoken of in these terms when it comes to their relationship with God, with relationship with Christ. And so there's this intimate bond, and in the very beginning of the chapter, word is sent to Jesus, who's far away, that Lazarus is sick. And he comes, but by the time he comes, Lazarus is dead. And when he first comes, Martha and Mary arise, and Martha runs out first. And when Martha comes out to see Jesus, she says to him, she says, Lord, if you had been there, my brother, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. In other words, Martha says exactly the same thing that Mary says. Now that's up a little earlier in the chapter. She runs out and says, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. I know he'll rise on the last day, but now he's gone. And Jesus responds to her with some of the most famous words in the New Testament. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live. And he who lives and believes in me will never die. And so that's very, very famous. And now he moves in and he meets Mary, the second of the bereaved sisters. Mary falls at his feet and says the very same thing, word for word, that Martha said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. And his response to her is completely different than it was to Martha. And that's where we're starting. That's why we're picking up this passage. That's the thing that very often is missed, and that's the significant thing. One commentator said that this contrast between what Jesus Christ does here, that Jesus' response to Mary proves, this commentator says, and I've been thinking about it. It seems like an overstatement at first, but I've been thinking about it. I think he's right. He says this proves that this is not a work of fiction. No human writer could have made this up. This is beyond the intuition. This is beyond the imagination. This is beyond the expectation of any human being. Because what Jesus Christ does here with Mary is utterly at loggerheads with what he's just done with Martha and what he's just about to do, what he's going to do. Look, with Martha, now, same question, utterly different responses, seconds apart. With Martha, he speaks. With Mary, he's speechless. All he does is say, where is he? With Martha, he teaches about his triumph. He's bold and confident. With Mary, he's weak. He's deeply troubled. He breaks down. With Martha, he actually confronts the flow of her heart. You know, she's sinking. And what does Jesus say? She says, oh, I know he'll rise in the last day, but, you know, he's gone now. And what does Jesus say? He confronts her. He says, I am the resurrection and the life. You don't need to wait till the last day. I'm here. Lift up. See, he confronts the flow of Martha's heart. But with Mary, he completely enters into the flow of her heart. What do you see? Mary sits down and says, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Mary saw her weeping, and we're going to look in a second at all these words, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. Where have you laid him, he asked. Come and see, Lord, they replied. And Jesus wept. He doesn't say a thing. It's completely different. Instead of the powerful, absolutely in control, Lord of might, which you see just seconds before, now you have a weak and trembling Jesus who through love for this family, his love for this family is so strong that it actually kind of sucks him under, pulls him right into the devastation. He's speechless. He's got absolutely nothing to say. Now, no fiction writer would have posited something like this because, first of all, this is completely at loggerheads with what he's just shown to Martha. But not only that, it seems to make no sense in light of the fact that he knows within just a few seconds, he's going to turn that funeral into a feast.
A highlight from Heroes
"If you have your Bibles today would you turn with me to 1 Corinthians 1 26 through the end of the chapter and I was thinking today on heroes in honor of our Remembrance Day there are blessings to any country that will make the God of the Bible their God and abide by his truths as laid out in the Scriptures. These truths though initially sated by David towards Israel can apply to us as Gentiles as if we're obedient to them and Psalm 33 12 blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom we have chosen for his own inheritance and the truth is there are great blessings in being a child of God. I understand this if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior we are entered into the promises and blessings of Abraham and we will enter into that lineage so that's a blessing there. I was thinking of a hero, a hero is a man or a woman of distinguished valor or enterprise in danger or fortitude in suffering a prominent or central personage in any remarkable action or event hence a great or illustrious person. A little further on this a pastor and author recently wrote that our society has lost the meaning of the word hero he said that we think that if an athlete can put a ball through a hoop they're a hero. If a musician can play eight chords on a guitar they're considered a hero and if an actor can pretend to be something they are not they're considered a hero in Hollywood. This pastor wrote I remember watching a well -known journalist interview an actor about his recent movie which featured a politically troubled region of the world. The journalist asked the celebrity what he thought should be done about the political situation there the actor responded who cares what I think and went on to point out that he was an actor. This pastor said real heroes are people who actually do something sacrificial or courageous he points out that God does not seek out heroes to accomplish his purposes God isn't looking for a strong man or woman per se rather he's looking for someone whom he can be strong on behalf of. Amen end quotes there and that came by Jim Sandel but I think about some other heroes of the past. One of the heroes that rates highly in my mind is John Wycliffe. He continued his reforming attempts and particularly began the very significant step of translating and writing out the New Testament in English a radical step as it brought the Gospels close to the ordinary person who could not understand Latin and remove the church which would be the Catholic Church at that time as the interpreter having God's Word available to the public in the language of the common man English would have meant disaster to that church no longer would they control access to the scriptures if people were able to read the Bible in their own tongue the church's income and power would crumble they could not possibly continue to get away with self indulgences which is the forgiveness of sins or selling the release of loved ones from a church manufactured purgatory people would begin to challenge the church's authority if the church were exposed as frauds and thieves the contradictions between what God's Word said and what the priests taught would open the public's eye and the truth would set them free from the grip of fear that the institutional church held salvation through faith not works or donations would be understood the need for priests would vanish through the priesthood of all believers the veneration of church canonized saints and Mary would be called into question the availability of scriptures in English was the biggest threat imaginable to the wicked church neither side would give up without a fight end quotes John Jeffcoat English Bible history as he recounts the history of the Bible through the centuries now when we really consider the idea of a hero or a person to whom we characterize as a hero whether secular or sacred we think of men and women who've denied themselves for a greater cause this cause they saw worth fighting for much to their own detriment much to their own adversity and they may have thought with or without weapons those who go to war for the country do so out of duty and the heroes are not just those who died but those who have stood tall in the face of evil the Christian hero is the person who does not stand out in front of and herald their greatness or absorb the plazas of men rather it is the person who's faithful to Christ irrespective of the dangers they were called to encounter behind all of these feats these harrowing feats and these determinative there actions lies a person an ordinary person like you and I whose love for Christ I'm speaking of Christians as heroes particular Christians to whom Christ was preeminent in their life now may we not seek to be heroes may we just seek to be faithful until the day we breathe our last it is an attitude that has gained much applause respect of others of the heroes of the faith Hebrews chapter 11 we'll deal with that passage tonight here in 1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 26 for you see your calling brethren how that not many wise men after the flesh not many mighty not many noble are called but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty and base things of the world and things which are despised that God chosen yea and things which are not to bring to not things that are why does he do this the no flesh and glory in his presence but of him are you in Christ Jesus who of God has made unto us wisdom and righteous and sanctification and redemption that according as it is written he that gloria let him glory in the Lord you think about the ones to whom Jesus decided to use as apostles tax fishermen collectors everyday citizens these were not of your upper elites now I understand there was Luke who wrote the book of Luke and he was a very intelligent man it was a doctor Paul an apostle was also very intelligent but overall God would use some fisherman with sometimes some very sour attitudes cranky attitudes he would use a tax collector who was hate noted as being a scoundrel in communities God would use these men to turn the world upside down they weren't some theological pinnacle of excellence the only pinnacle of excellence in their lives would be obedience to Christ but yet while Christ lived they forsook Christ at the moment he most needed them it's not about us it's about Christ you think about Revelation chapter 2 verse 10 as he tells the Church of Smyrna be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life first Peter chapter 5 verse 6 humble yourselves therefore into the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time and we still talk about those 12 apostles today Judas we obviously don't talk about in a positive light but we talk about the Apostles in a positive light men who hazard of their life for Jesus Christ and turn the world upside down and you and I might think I could never do anything great for God because it's not about you it's about the God that we worship I want to look at three qualities today of a true biblical hero it's an interesting study may we seek to be devoted not promoted and there are so often times in Christian up does in Christianity pandering a to elevate an individual it's not about elevating an individual it's about elevating Jesus Christ heroes who are heroes those on the battlefield are everyday men and women who answer the call to go to war they go to war they learn all that they need to they go to war and they perish sometimes but they're like every one of us same flesh and blood I trust today that we would seek as verse 31 says he that glory let him glory no Lord let's pray dear only father Lord I love you Lord Jesus I yield the state of thee God I pray that you'd work in my lips my thoughts to preach your word faithfully I pray that we would be found worthy more than pleasing to thee would help us to be an example to others behind us of faithful Christianity it doesn't matter how we started our life doesn't matter all the turmoil of what we've done in our lives but God may we be faithful found faithful into death Lord Jesus I yield this time to thee I thank you for being our gracious Savior in your name I pray amen.
A highlight from I Will Seek the Salvation of the Unconverted
"Good morning. I counted a privilege to be here today in front of you and pray this would be an encouragement and very practical for us all. If you wanna turn, open in your Bibles to Ephesians 6, familiar passage, Ephesians 6. For most of us, our greatest focus in all the world is ourselves. If we're honest, particularly in the Western world, we spend most of our time and most of our money on earth striving to be healthy and wealthy and increasing our collection of things that help us to become more comfortable here on earth. Our sin nature drives us not to serve others but to serve ourselves first. If I was to ask you this, what does your calendar show and what does your bank statement show is most important to you? God has put us on this earth for a specific purpose. It's to live for Him and to point others to Him. As Pastor Nate said, we're gonna be preaching through our church covenant if you've got one of these. We're on number four and five here. We encourage you to grab one off the table if you get a chance even after the service. Our covenant sets before us the biblical commitments I will bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord such as may be under my care and I will seek the salvation of the unconverted. God wants us to bring up our children in the gospel and also share the gospel with the lost. So in Ephesians six where you are, starting in verse one, familiar passage. Children, obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. So we'll continue with the same template that Pastor Nate's been using. First, we wanna make sure that we realize that our church covenant, and if you're not familiar with this is, this is a covenant that members of Omaha Baptist covenant together to uphold as long as you're a member here but it's not just a man -made document that we picked out of the sky. We wanna show that it's biblical and it's root. So the biblical commitment that God wants to keep the gospel first at your home. In the passage here in Ephesians six, we see that raising children is broken down to a couple categories, discipline and instruction. If I was to ask you which one of you desires to be disciplined, who here has ever said, yay, I get to be disciplined today? I'm going to assume no one. My younger brother was the only one who was never disciplined in our home. Because he's sinless is what he would say, that's not the case. The desire not to be disciplined is nothing new though. We see this all the way back to the garden. It's rooted in our very sin nature. If this wasn't the case when Adam and Eve fell in sin and Adam was confronted, he wouldn't have immediately turned to blame his wife Eve and he certainly wouldn't have deflected to blame God for making Eve. So knowing that discipline is not generally enjoyable and it's not something we desire to have, is it negative and should be avoided at all costs? In Hebrews, in Hebrews 12, verse 11, we read a verse that would clear that up for us. For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant. So we see the negative. But, as we continue, but later it yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. So what does proper discipline yield? It yields a peaceful fruit of righteousness. Take notice as well the link between discipline and training. Right living is something that's trained into a person through the process of discipline. It's not something that they just organically have when they come into this world. They have quite the opposite. So here we can see how by continually pointing our children to Christ, and when we bring them under the authority of God's word, we're training them in a life through the lens of the gospel. If you look at Ephesians 6 again, we see that it addresses both parties at the home, both the children and the parents. For the sake of time, we won't tackle the children's side of things, but it does start with children. And children, I would just say this, that by honoring your parents, whether you see them as honor worthy or not, you are honoring the Lord who put them in that position of authority. Though it speaks to both children and parents, fathers specifically are pointed out in verse four. It says, fathers do not provoke your children to anger. Fathers are held responsible for leading the charge in the home, just as Adam was specifically addressed in Genesis 3. Though Eve was the first one to sin, God said, Adam, where are you? Fathers are called to discipline their children, but not in a way that causes anger and resentment. The purpose of discipline, and when God disciplines us, it needs to be restorative in nature and never done in anger. It's been said, and this stuck with me when I heard this, I thought, is this not true? It's been said that in a home, if you have all rules with no relationship, you end up with rebellion. But if you have a home that has all relationship with no rules, you end up creating resentment. A father's discipline needs to be carried out in the context of a loving relationship where you have a relationship, but also the clear expectation of what God's word calls us to do. If you find yourself disciplining your child as a hypocrite, doing something that, asking them to do something that you wouldn't do or not modeling it before them, you will provoke your children to anger. But it's not just discipline, and there's also, it speaks to us in Ephesians about the instruction also in home, so gospel instruction we wanna bring in home. I realize that many of you here don't have children, or maybe your children are now out of the home. It's important to think of this call in our covenant not limited only to the child -parent relationship. The exhortation is much broader than that. I think the word it uses here is such may be under my care. It could refer to our relationship for Christ with virtually any relationship that we have. Other people looking to us, whether to raise them physically or even in the spiritual sense. If you wanna turn with me to 2 Timothy 1 .5, I think we see a really interesting illustration of this, how it's played out in scripture. So 2 Timothy 1 .5, this is Paul speaking to Timothy, I'm reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother, Lois, and your mother Eunice, and I'm sure dwells in you as well. Timothy's father's not even in the picture, we're not sure, we're not told why, we don't know what happened to him, but his mother, pardon me, his grandmother, Lois, stepped into the gap and is played a part in Timothy being brought up in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord. The apostle Paul also played a huge part in training Timothy without a father in the picture. Both the books, 1 and 2 Timothy, are letters from Paul to this young pastor, training him in the way he should go, just as a parent would train a child. Paul shows his heart towards Timothy by referring to him as his true child in the faith. So whether you've got biological children or not, we're all called to provide gospel instruction to those that may be under our care. There is, however, special onus on parents bringing the gospel into their own home. You'll notice when we read Ephesians 6 that it's not, it's parent -child language used, it's not Sunday school teacher child used, or pastor child, or government child. It's parent -child. God's design is for a father and a mother to raise their own children and pointing them to the Lord as their primary responsibility, not a responsibility they pass off to somebody else. So if I was to ask these questions, are you modeling the gospel at home before your children? Actions speak louder than words. If I was to ask your children what they see in your home, what would they tell me? Do your children know the gospel? Ask them to explain the gospel to you and then check. Is it on point or is there things they're confused about? This is a great question to expose whether we understand what that gospel actually is. It's quite possible that you can be here thinking you know it and don't, or believing some kind of version of a false gospel. That's skewed. When somebody's sinned against in the home, does the gospel that saved you shape how you respond to that? Do our kids, when they sin against each other, does the gospel speak into that relationship? Does it speak into how we correct that behavior? Does the gospel come up regularly in your conversation at home? If the gospel is the lens that we wanna give our children to see the world, then it should be commonplace in our conversations. Let's meditate on those questions as we move on. God doesn't just want us to keep the gospel first at home. He wants us to keep the gospel first in all of our relationships. You can flip over to Matthew 28, very familiar passage, the Great Commission, Matthew 28, verse 16 is where we'll start. Now the 11 disciples went to Galilee to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when he saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus said to them, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I'm with you always to the end of the age. So here God clearly calls us to go make disciples. If you're a follower of Christ here today, I'm assuming that you agree that making disciples is a clear teaching of scripture and you agree that we should be doing it. The million dollar question is, are we doing it? We'll get to some of the reasons why we don't do it and the reasons that threaten us in a minute, but let's look at first what a disciple is. The Greek term for disciple in the New Testament is mathiteus, I'm no Greek scholar, but we're going with that, which basically means student or learner, but a disciple is also a follower, someone who adheres completely to the teaching of another, making them his rule of life and conduct. So if you're a disciple of Christ or if you're to make disciples of Christ, a Christ follower is someone who adheres completely to the teachings of Christ, making Christ his rule of life and conduct. So how do we make disciples? Well, in verse 19, we read that we're commanded to go. We're not told that potential disciples will come and find us and seek us out. No, the disciples were charged with the command to go. Don't just sit around and wait for this to happen. And if you're familiar with the start of the church in the book of Acts, this wasn't something that they were super keen on doing until they were more or less forced to do that through persecution. I was thinking of an illustration of this, and I was meeting with a young man once who was of the age that he'd finished school and was in the workforce now, and he explained to me that he was desiring to find a godly woman, which was a noble desire, so I said, well, how's that going? And it wasn't going well, so I said, well, what are you doing to make this happen? Nothing, just crickets. So I said, well, you realize the chances of a godly woman coming to your house, breaking in, coming into the basement, interrupting your video games, tapping you on the shoulder and introducing yourself, it's not real high. So maybe it would be smart if you went, go, and did something, took some initiative to find a godly woman, and it's the same with evangelism. There is times where the Lord and his providence will literally draw people in our lap, but generally speaking, it has to be something that we're willing to do, to go, a desire that's gotta come from within. Second, we don't need to go, we need to make sure that we're pointing people to Christ and not to ourselves. It seems obvious that this is the case, but it's something that we often miss the mark on. We might feel the pressure of closing the deal, so to speak, as if you're a salesman on a sales call and you gotta close the deal and make that sale. But if we're to make disciples of Christ, we just need to show them Christ. So how do we do that? If you wanna turn, Romans 10, we'll be going through this a little bit here, 10, 17, where's where we'll start, and then we'll step back a bit. Romans 10, 17 says, so faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So if somebody's to come to saving faith, they need to first hear the word. Not my words, not the words of Greg and whatever clever thing I can say, but God's word. So that's 10, 17, but if we were to back up a few verses, let's look at the context of what Paul's saying here. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, you notice the Great Commission language here, that going to all nations, both Jew and Greek, everybody. There's no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How will they call on him and who they have not believed, and how are they to believe in him and who they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news? But they have not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah said, Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us? So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. So we need to point them to the only thing that can pierce their heart, the heart of any sinner, it's God's word, and the only thing that pierces that is the sword of the spirit, and this verse has already come up in previous messages, but Hebrews 4 .12, for the word of God is living and active, sharper than any tumbled sword, piercing through the division of soul and spirit and joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Give the people the word of God and let God's word do the work. But God doesn't just say, go make disciples, he says to teach the disciples. So if the Lord in his mercy does open the eyes of somebody that we're evangelizing, even if that's our own children or somebody outside of the home, in so many ways the work is just getting started. This idea of teaching is an ongoing interaction, right? In verse 20 it reads, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. This is only possible through ongoing fellowship, doing life together. Remember I said, if it's not like the salesman who's closing the deal and then onto the next deal, if that's not what it is, think of it more like a journeyman -apprenticeship relationship, a relationship where you're bringing somebody along, somebody new in the faith, to come and do life together. You're modeling before them what it is to live for Christ and the way that they should go. If you're doing this properly, you should be able to do as Paul did, or that's what Paul was doing with Timothy, and should be able to say, be imitators of me as I imitate Christ. So it's a biblical commitment, but if we move on, it's also a very threatened commitment. So we see this commitment threatened in our own home as far as raising our children in the Lord. We can all be very guilty of just assuming that our children will just organically come to Christ sort of by living with us, maybe coming to church, maybe you generally just hang around most of the time with Christian people, and you might figure that that's good enough. If you want to turn with me to the Old Testament, passage you're probably less familiar with, judges, judges two, we'll see a sobering account here of why this isn't the case. So the Jewish people have, God's people have just come into the land, and the land that he miraculously gave them, the promised land, and a generation, the first generation is coming to an end. We pick up in verse seven. And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had sent all the great work the Lord had done for Israel. And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at age 110. Now if we jump down to verse 10, we read these sobering words. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord, or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. So we see in one generation, the people of God, God's chosen people, went from following the Lord, and seeing him work in unbelievably miraculous ways, and bringing them into the promised land, to not even knowing the Lord, or even recognizing the work that he had done. I know when I read that, I was thinking, how is that even possible? There's probably lots of reasons why this is possible, and this speaks to our own home. There's probably lots of reasons why our kids can be in the same place that God's people were there. Let's just look at a couple of them. First off, I thought, in my own life, what are the things, it's just, first thing I thought of, it's just easier not to. Parenting is hard work. Life is busy, and parenting is hard. Being intentional in your parenting, and takes discipline of yourself. None of us like to discipline ourselves. It's sometimes easier to discipline somebody else. If you're like me, and you've worked all day, and you come home, the last thing you probably feel like doing is having intentional gospel conversations with your wife and kids. That's probably at war with your own sloth. It's just easier maybe to turn your brain off, and turn the TV on. I think we can feel like, maybe like the Israelites did when they got into the land finally, that the worst is behind us. God's been good, let's get comfortable, and mail it in. But when we do that, we fail to notice that if we're not intentionally teaching our kids, don't be deceived, somebody else is. Somebody else is gonna fill that gap. Joshua obviously felt, that generation obviously assumed that their children would just learn through osmosis, being around them, that they would learn what it was to follow God. And they did learn through osmosis, the scripture tells us that, but they didn't learn from mom and dad, they learned from the pagans around them. They learned to worship Baal instead of the living God. I think another threat we have to this, and again I'm speaking to myself in this, is we're just too distracted. We live in a world that's never had more distractions. This smartphone alone has the ability to take our complete attention at any time. Funny cat videos, need I say anymore? My wife and I often talk about just how different it is as we're looking to raise kids now when we grew up. And I know there's people here with grayer hair than me. But we had no TV or TV with three channels that were all fuzzy. No stores were open on Sunday. The stores that were open closed at five o 'clock. And I could go on and now my smartphone alone allows me to watch more videos than I could watch in an entire lifetime even if I wanted to. I can buy whatever I want from all over the globe and have it delivered to my door in a day or less. The battle for our focus on being intentional in anything in the Lord, especially parenting, is real and it's not going away. And the next generation is gonna face it in a way even more difficult than ours. So I think it's also important though too that some of the distractions that we have as far as being intentional in parenting, and keep in mind when I'm talking parenting, again, this could be discipling somebody that's not your own child. That some of the stuff that's at war with us can be good things. We can be distracted doing all kinds of good things for or people even pouring into other people at the very neglect of our own children and our wives. I think the log spec principle in Matthew 7 where we're to make sure to get the giant two by four out of our eyes before we remove the speck out of our brother's eyes to make sure that we're pouring into our family at home. If you're a father in particular, that's your primary goal to be pouring in at home and not busy fixing everybody else's problem and neglecting your own children. I think you see this, unfortunately, in a lot of pastors' kids who resent the church, I think because dad was never around, busy helping everybody. So it's something that's real, not just for pastors. Another thing that causes real war in this area is parents not being on the same page. And this is a particularly hard one and I'm gonna be sensitive here because I know there's lots of people here that have unsafe spouses. But you can have, we can even be both safe parents at home and we can be just biblically unaware or maybe unconvinced that the scripture has much direction in this area. If this is you and you're not certain what the scripture says about parenting, there's more than just Ephesians that are brought up here. We're actually currently in table time, so after the service, we're doing a parenting class and this is our third time through it. It's not our own class that I dreamt up, don't worry. It's a paltra parenting class, but it's speaking specifically about the heart of the situation. So the heart of the child, which is desperately lost, can only be saved through the gospel. And it's a 10 -week video series and it's been fantastic in growing my own understanding of what it is to be a parent. And my wife and I talk about how it would have been great to have watched this 17 years ago. But I would encourage you to do that. If you're a saved couple here, put the time in and grow in your understanding of this. The Bible's not silent in the errand of parenting, so treat it as such and pour some time into it. But it's possible too that there's friction at home because your spouse isn't a believer and I know that's a lot of people here. And maybe you deeply wanna raise your kids in the gospel, but your spouse is pushing against that. And there's obviously no quick fix, easy answer here. Your first priority is to pray for the salvation of your lost spouse. That's the heart of the issue right there now. And I know there's many of you that have been doing that for years. So continue to do that, but I think what can be more difficult even than praying for a lost person for years is particularly in a home is living in a way that points them to Christ on a daily basis. So to model that devotion to Christ in a kind way before them, 1 Peter 3, this is speaking of wives, but 1 Peter 3, 1, calls on believing wives to live in a godly fashion so that their lost husbands might be won without a word by the conduct of their wives.
Misguided Promotions: Avoiding Corporate Disasters
"The dynamic landscape of the corporate world, the decision to promote individuals within an organization is critical. While the right promotion can bolster productivity and morale and drive innovation, promoting the wrong individuals can have far -reaching consequences that are often underestimated. This blog delves into the causes and effects of such misguided promotions, offering insights into how organizations can navigate this complex issue. Causes of misguided promotions The Peter Principle, a prevalent cause of erroneous promotions is the Peter Principle, which states that employees are often promoted to their level of incompetence. This happens when the criteria for promotion are based solely on their performance in their current role rather than their potential to succeed in the new position. Nepotism, favoritism, and bias, favoritism can lead to promotions based on personal relationships rather than merit. Similarly, unconscious biases can skew decisions, promoting individuals who fit a certain profile over potentially more qualified candidates. Lack of clear promotion criteria Without transparent and well -defined criteria for promotion, decisions can become subjective, leading to the elevation of unsuitable candidates. Effects of misguided promotions decreased employee morale. When employees perceive promotions as unfair or biased, it can lead to a decline in morale. This demotivation can affect productivity and increase turnover rates. Incompetence at higher levels, promoting employees beyond their capabilities can lead to poor decision -making and inefficiency at higher organizational levels, directly impacting the company's performance. Negative workplace culture Misguided promotions can foster a culture where merit and competence are undervalued, leading to a toxic work environment. Strategies for effective promotions Developing clear promotion criteria Establishing transparent and fair criteria for promotion is fundamental. These should be based on a combination of past performance, growth potential, and relevant skills for the new role. Investing in leadership training Candidates should be provided with leadership training before promotion. This equips them with the skills and understanding required for their new roles. Regular performance evaluations Continuous evaluation of employee performance helps identify potential candidates for promotion and offers constructive feedback for improvement. Conclusion Promoting the right individual is as much an art as a science. It requires a balanced approach that considers merit, potential, and the overall benefit to the organization. By recognizing the causes and effects of misguided promotions, companies can make more informed decisions, fostering a culture of fairness and excellence.
A highlight from Macro-Economy vs Crypto with EconomicNinja
"All right, so lots of influential factors right now in the markets today from real estate, what we're dealing with, with inflation, and also banking issues that really could affect your strategy going forward around crypto or real estate, all those kinds of things. We're going to bring in a special guest today to kind of break this down. This is going to be a good one. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back into Tech Path. Joining me today is the Economic Ninja. If you guys don't follow him, hit him up over on YouTube as the Economic Ninja. Great to have you on the show, Ninja. Hey, Paul, thank you so much for having me on. So let's get into a couple of topics around the current state of the markets, we'll call it. Some of the things that are happening right now, obviously around jobs, we saw, of course, COBY kind of reporting on this, 150 ,000 jobs in October. This was below the expectations of 180. And it's likely that this is highly underreported in the sense of real job loss overall. When you look at some of the research and the data that you're doing, I know on your own YouTube channel, you look at the current situation with jobs as they are and where those jobs are coming from, because they're coming from places that are not necessarily even job growth areas. Do you feel like this is a major catalyst for a potential oncoming recession or do you think this is kind of a natural evolution of these down markets? Well, you've got a couple of different factors at play. One is that the government is not reporting the truth in the way that it should be reported. It actually gives out the facts and figures. But one fact and figure that they really go a little light on is the headlines come out and they say that employment's increasing, employment's great. But what's increasing is part time jobs, not full time jobs. When you see it seems to be right now about for every one full time job that's taken away, taken off the market, that's somebody that's fully employed, has hopefully some type of benefits package, has insurance, things like that. For every job that's taken away full time, we add about three to four part time jobs. And a lot of this is because of government overregulation where governments have stepped in and they tell employers, hey, if your employees are employed at a minimum 30 hours a week, that's considered full employment. So we want you to give them benefits so easily. And it makes sense. Companies go, OK, we're going to start pulling back and giving certain employees like twenty eight hours a week so that they stay right underneath that threshold. So that's one factor that's really not explained very well. Another thing is that the Federal Reserve is hell bent to raise unemployment. And this is what normally happens during a tightening cycle. The reason why the Federal Reserve has to tighten anything is because inflation got out of control. The Fed has always had an inflation mandate. Their numbers are two percent, which we all know inflation runs a lot hotter year after year, over two percent. But again, they're moving these metrics are changing the goalposts. And so now that inflation has gotten away, they need to tighten. One of the ways to tighten is to cause unemployment. Well, how does the Federal Reserve cause employment? It puts the pressure, turns the screws on to the employer in the form of less money being lent out into the market, higher interest rates, things like that. Do you feel like this is just the beginning of the iceberg in terms of jobs available, true unemployment spiking into possibly some people out there have even pushed out into what we could see? If you look back at some of the recessions in the past where we see double digit unemployment over 10 percent, do you think that is even possible with the current status here in the United States? Yeah, 100 percent, I completely believe that by the time we hit a bottom, we will be well into double digit unemployment numbers. Let's give the car industry as an example, we've seen numerous auto lenders completely pull out of the market. The latest large auto lender that pulled out of the market was Bank of Montreal. Now, if you think about it just from that aspect, that means that there are less lenders lending into the market, allowing people to be able to buy a car because most people and I'll tell you, I've got a car for sale right now around nine thousand dollars. There's not a lot of phone calls. My phone's not ringing off the hook. And the reason why is because people don't have the cash to buy it. They need to finance nine thousand dollars. And so they're having a harder time because their interest rates are so much higher. Why? Well, one of the reasons not only the Fed raising rates and the bond market going crazy, but also since there's less lenders in the market, a lot of these auto lenders have to take a certain stance on risk. And they go, hey, if we're going to loan at a certain amount of money into the market with the certain average credit user or the person that needs a loan, they have a credit score of X or they've got bills of Y. They've got to ask higher rates. So the problem is now you've got employment being affected there, too, because if there are less car loans going out, there are less auto salesman employed. There are less people working behind the desk giving those loans out. I know that might seem real small, but when you look at it from a twenty thousand foot view perspective, you start really thinking about just one little step where the Federal Reserve makes it so impossible for a bank to loan money to someone that chain effect that going down the stairs, stepping down from one job loss, two jobs lost, three job loss after a while, it starts just multiplying. So a lot of factors here that you're mentioning and you look at this because we're talking about potentially still job numbers going up, if job numbers and when I say job numbers in the sense of unemployment, if it does go up, wouldn't that kind of align with what Powell's directive is, which is job loss goes up, inflation numbers start to reduce and we see what we could see, which is maybe that target of two percent. Do you think that's achievable in, say, the next two to five years? What is your thoughts on what Chair Powell is looking at in terms of hitting that target? Yeah, so I actually believe that you're going to see a two percent inflation rate in five years, maybe six, and the reason why is because we're going to have an epic crash before then. The Federal Reserve historically does not start touching or pivoting its rates until we see about 20, 25 percent taking off the major indexes of the stock market. It takes a lot more than just a housing correction to do that. If you look back on when the Fed started to really pivot last time was 2007, which was in line with not only a housing correction, but also the stock market indexes started really trending lower. It wasn't until it hit its crescendo between September of 2008 and the spring of 2009. But you also have to remember, too, the Federal Reserve did not have its repurchase window open until January of 2009. So we'd already seen a massive haircut off of stock market indexes. We saw a massive haircut off of home valuations well before they even opened up the repurchase window. Now, what's different this time is that the repurchase window has been opened for quite some time. We have over 700 banks failing. That's from the Federal Reserve, not from me. We are seeing an epic crash in the banking sector. But tying this back into like what you were saying with the pivot and the unemployment numbers, the unemployment numbers are actually showing positive. If people don't really disseminate them, it's showing that employment strong, but it's strong in the wrong way. We're getting more part time and under employed employees and we're losing these full time jobs. As a matter of fact, we are already seeing the month of October has been impressive as far as job losses because we're seeing companies shave 10 percent of its workforce or at least are announcing that they're about to lay off 10 percent. Even Citigroup came out September and they said we're going to lay off an undisclosed amount of people and then we'll really let you know in a couple of months. And the reason why they said that they're preparing people. They don't want everyone jumping ships. They don't want everyone to know exactly what they're doing. But at the same time, they're trying to appease their shareholders because they're trying to keep their shareholders from selling their stock. And they're saying, hey, we've got a plan. Don't worry, everything's be fine. Very similar to what happened with WeWork. WeWork gave you the idea in the last couple of months. Hey, we don't see ourselves really going forward in the normal direction. We're going to have to start talking to our creditors and starting to try and renegotiate leases. And now you find them in bankruptcy. So we're in that situation where CEOs are trying their hardest to keep their shareholders calm. We saw that with Lowe's and Home Depot back in the spring where they said the consumer has changed. And they're trying to give you very interesting ways of wording or wordsmithing. Please don't panic. Don't sell our shares because we're essentially screwed right now. Some of the things I want to kind of point to, Fed has lost control, bank collapsed, commercial real estate disaster, pension fund devastation. Something is running up quickly. This is kind of the topic around what's happening overall. And then I want to play a clip from Peter Saint -Ange on what's happening in Switzerland. Let me just jump to this clip real quick and let you listen in. In an ominous sign for our coming financial crisis, Switzerland is considering locking people into failing banks using capital controls that would stop depositors from withdrawing their money. I talked about this in a previous video, so -called friction tech that would lock depositors into dying banks, forcing them to go down with the ship so no banker is left behind. The Fed has also been pushing such controls in a series of papers ever since Silicon Valley Bank went down back in March. So specifically, Switzerland's considering limiting withdrawals to 50 ,000 Swiss francs per year. Franc is about a dollar. Larger withdrawals would be subject to a three month notice period. So you'd have to wait three months. I'm going to pause it there. So it isn't, in fact, taking place in Switzerland, but they're looking at doing this. Remember, if you look at the European Union, about six months ahead of us in terms of the economic cycles and they're obviously already in a recession. If something like that, if the Fed were to come in and put those kind of controls in to kind of avert what happened at Silicon Valley. How do you think consumers would respond to that retail? I mean, because everybody is already on edge with this and now I'm going to have a limit on what I could pull out of my bank. What are your thoughts on how Americans would say, OK, we're OK with that? This has actually been happening for over a decade. We've seen times of banking crisis and I guess the ruble would be one of the most recent examples. And there was some examples in certain Slavic countries where they were told that they were only allowed to withdraw a certain amount of money per day when there's an actual banking crisis. And it's happening in America right now in cryptocurrency. If you have a Coinbase account, you know if you deposit some money, wire it that day, it shows in your account. You could buy Bitcoin with it all day long, but you can't withdraw that Bitcoin for 72 hours. It's because they are insolvent. That's a derivative. And most people don't understand how that works. And so these are great signs when you see countries start to say, hey, we're looking at doing this or you look at what's just going on with Bank of America and some other key banks just a few days ago where they had a quote unquote glitch. And I'm going to tell you, this is sort of the conspiracy theory side. I don't believe that these are glitches that just accidentally happened. There are some that happen, but it's also a test to see how depositors react. And that test was a few days ago. Your deposits were coming into your bank, but it might take a day or two or maybe three for you to be able to access that money because there was a glitch. And really what that is, is the ability for bankers to be able to see how the public reacts to such an event. And those are things that I'm reporting on all the time. I'm sure you are. And I think people need to take heed. So what can you do? First thing is separate your risk. And that is big multinational banks, local regional banks and credit unions. But then also, you don't have to have all of your finances in paper as well. You could actually get alternative assets.
A highlight from S14 E12: Actress, Coach, Global Life on Stage
"Hello, welcome to The Loatney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, we don't have regulars, because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, she is from Nigeria, but currently in Israel, and she is an actress, producer, and well, so much more. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rania Mann. Hi, Peter. Just a very, very quick one. I'm actually originally from Israel, but residing in Nigeria. Oh, that was confusing. Okay, that makes sense. Okay, cool. So, how's life? Well, normally I'd say life in Nigeria is beautiful for me, because there's a lot happening here. I feel like I'm in the heart of a lot of things. I'm in Lagos, so Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of all of West Africa, really. So, I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. But, you know, we can't... Yes. Oh, dear. And your audio just got cut off. Can you hear me? Oh, yes, I can hear you now. Okay. Did you hear me? No, I did not. Your audio just cut off completely all the way through. But I heard... Oh, that's funny. I heard you. Okay, so where should I start over or how? Just repeat what you just said entirely. Okay. I said that normally life in Lagos is pretty fun. Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of West Africa, I think, I would say. So, a lot is happening here all the time, and I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. So, yeah, but with me being Israeli and what's happening in Israel right now, that's a cloud over our heads at the moment. So, that's life. Oh, alright then. So, what is it you mainly do for a living? I'm an actress and I'm also an acting coach and I produce. I produced a film festival here for about five years and now I produce films as well. Wow, impressive. What was life for you growing up? Oh, that's a very big question. I mean, I grew up in about seven different places till I reached high school. I mean, yeah, till I finished high school. I was born in Israel, then we moved to Ivory Coast, then we moved back to Israel and we moved to Nigeria. Where else was I? Okay, within Israel, we moved to another place and then I moved to England. I did my high school in Thorpe, in Surrey, and then, yeah, went to Israel again. So, I was moving around a lot. Alright then. Which I think is great because it makes you a very cosmopolitan, rounded person. Yeah, absolutely. And if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? And the audio got cut again. Okay, now I've got you back. I don't know what's going on with the audio thing. Let me see if I can just close off some apps, if that would help. Alright. How's this now? Yes, fantastic. Okay. So, what did you hear me say? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Oh, great. Okay. So, your question was where would I like to live? Where else would I like to live in the world? Yeah, if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? So, I was saying that for me, I don't know, maybe that's why actors have this tendency to live through characters, right? And I think it's something inherited in me because it depends on the season, it depends on the mood, it depends on the time in my life, the period of my life. Because in Nigeria, for example, I love living here because there's so much I can contribute. Can you hear me? Yes, I can still hear you. There's so much I can contribute to the film industry here and that makes me really, really happy. I think any place where I would feel I'm making a difference and where the weather is not too cold, that would be the place for me. Yeah, fair enough. If someone wrote a book about you, what do you think a title would be? And here we go again. It just cut off, right off. I can't hear anything, she says. Good grief. What a day. And I'm not doing anything. Now I can hear you, now I can hear you again. Right after I told you the question, I couldn't hear you, I couldn't hear you at all. This platform is gaslighting me. Maybe there's like a delay. Okay. Can you hear me now? That's crazy. Yes, I can still hear you. Okay, Okay. so a book about me, I hope would be my mission to this world, which is bridging worlds through art. Oh, alright then. If your mind was an island, what would it look like? If my mind were an island. Gosh, that is such a... Can you hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. That is such a creative question. Wow. If my mind was an island, it would have... It would have... Multiple... What's the word? Like, you would have a tropical area, then you would have a very cold area on the island. Maybe like a mountain top. Like a foggy mountain top. And then a sandy tropical beach at the bottom. Because, yeah, so you could, you know, be in any place in the island. choose... So you And I get cut off again. Thanks, Spotify, for gaslighting me. I don't understand why this is happening. Exactly. That's what I'm saying. And now you're back. No, because I can hear you very well, though, all through. Yes, but there are times that now, there are times that your audio is just cut off completely from my end. So, yeah, this is crazy. Hmm, what can we do? You want to try another network? What other network? Is this the only one? No, like, let me try and cut off my Wi -Fi and just use my phone network. Let me try that. Okay. One, two. Yes, one, two. I could hear that. Okay. So let's try this and see if that works better. All right, then. Here we go. Right, an island. My mind is an island would be something that you could choose where... You know, according to the mood you wake up with on that day? Yes. You heard that? Yes, I heard you. So it would be maybe like, it would have a tropical, sandy beach and a mountain, a foggy mountain top as well. Okay. Yeah. Nice, very good. Yeah, oh, oh, and a very, and a very busy, hyped urban area with like clubs and music and coffee shops and cinema and all that good stuff. Nice, very good. It must have a theatre. Of course it has to have a theatre. Yeah. Yes. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Would I rather be able to open closed doors or... Not be able to... To close open doors? Yeah. Is that what it says? Yes. Judging by the way I live, I normally open closed doors. So, yeah, that's me. Okay, close enough I guess. What happens in real life but rarely gets portrayed in movies? And I can't hear you again. I don't know why I keep doing that. I'm getting gas lit again. Yay! Could it be something, could it be something on the other end? I mean, my Wi -Fi is working alright. My headphones great. I can't, I have no idea to be honest. And this has never happened before? Because it's never happened before to me either. Yeah, this is the first time for me. Any issues that I've ever encountered would actually stop me from recording episodes altogether. I never had an issue that still kept the episode going but still had a bit of an inconvenience to me. So, yeah, it's a weird and funny one for me. Yeah, I agree. I think it's just a delay, I don't know. Yeah, first time for everything. So, what did you mean by close enough? Well, listen, I'm not mad. I understand that this misinterpreted the question, but the question was would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Oh, I didn't hear the first not. I would say I would rather not be able to close open doors. Because I can maneuver myself through open doors. But I hate closed doors. I'm a boundary breaker. Yes, that's great. What kind of music do you often listen to? Okay, can you hear me now? Because I just heard a beat. I can still hear you, yes. Okay, good. I find myself lately listening a lot to The Weeknd. You know them, right? Yes, I've heard of them. Oh, shoot. Here we go again. Let up the gas again. Yeah, it's a current thing over and over again. It's just... Cut the audio from whoever's end. I'd be surprised if this keeps going to the very end. Wow, this is actually a lot longer of a cut than I thought. Oh, this is... That's crazy. No, I know you can... Okay, now you're back. That was a longer audio cut than last time. Or like Evan's recording. I know, but the funny thing is I can hear you all through. Like if you hear this recording later on... Yeah, of course. But the question is, when it comes to the editing process... I'm not sure. Do you want to... Do you want to start over? No, let's keep... I feel like there's some good moments in this that will be very good. And also, we're still going on, so let's keep going and yeah. Yeah, okay. No, what I meant is maybe if we... We don't start the whole thing over, but we'll just start a new recording and then continue from where we stopped and maybe the new recording would be better. I don't know if that's something... I can actually... I've actually worked around editing in the past, so whatever happens, it'll still be good. Okay. Okay. So where were we? You were saying something. Asking something. Great. Fantastic. If you could host a talk show, who would you have on as your first guest? I... Wow. I don't know. I don't know. What would the talk show be about? Well, whatever you like. I think in this point in time, I'd like to talk to Mr. Biden. President Biden. Oh, okay. Or maybe just... Yeah, probably the American president. Yeah. I'm always fascinated by how those people think because I feel like they think in multiple channels simultaneously. Oh, of course. If you're going on a road trip, what two items do you make sure to bring with you? Only two? Oh, gosh. Yes, only two. Yes. Now I can hear you. Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. I was waiting to see how long it would take for you to come back again without me actually speaking. Oh, so how long did it take? I don't know. I wasn't counting seconds. Well, I think it was four minutes by the clock to be recording. Okay, so... That's very little. Usually I'd have like a little purse with some first aid kit. But I think if it's only two things, it would be a phone and a sunscreen. A phone mainly because I'd need something to write with or write on. Yeah, so a phone and a sunscreen. Yeah. I'd like something to write all my thoughts. Yeah, so I don't have to keep them in my head. Yes, absolutely. What's your favorite season? Spring. Definitely spring. Anything warm. Absolutely. Have you met anyone famous? Well, yeah, it depends what you call famous. But I'd say so, yeah. A lot of famous people from the Nigerian industry for sure that are famous all over Africa. And a couple of times met some famous personalities in Israel. And how about again? And now? And you're back. Yay! Well, if I met anyone famous, I think famous is like... I mean, I've met actors that are very famous all over Africa and in the diaspora, of course. I've met some famous people from Israel, from the Israeli scene. But I mean, they're just people. They're my friends. They're just normal people. So, I wonder why would that be a thing? Yeah, absolutely. You never know. Before, they were even famous. They were on the same level as us. No, I mean... So, there's a very, very famous actor. Now he's famous. He's called Daimio Kalawong from Nigeria. And I met him back in 2017 where he was just beginning his acting career. I mean, he hasn't changed since then. He's still the same person and we're still good friends. He's just more busy now, you know? Yeah, I can see that. How much time do you spend on the internet? Hmm... Probably five hours a day or more. Alright then. I'd say the same, to be honest. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? When I'm back. And you're back! Yay! Yay! I would rather sleep on the ceiling. Ask me why. All the floor space you could have? Because I can see everything better from the ceiling. You'd have an abundant view. Oh yeah, that too. Where is the most relaxing place you've been? The most relaxing place I've been. Can you hear me now? Yeah, I can still hear you. I think relaxing place is a state of mind. Because I found myself many times in a resort, in a beach resort, when I was not relaxed at all. And then I found myself many times in bed feeling relaxed and then many times feeling very unrelaxed. So I think it's a state of mind. It's not a physical place. Nice. If you could erase one past experience, what would that be? Any experience in my life. Yes. Any experience in my life where I found myself speechless or numb or... Anything. Yeah, I would erase all of those. All right. All those times. Where I went afterwards and said, I wish I would have said that. I should have said that. All those times. Yeah, that's crazy. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. Wow, this is really challenging. It sure is. Yeah. Could you repeat the question, please? I'll try. Okay. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Speak all languages. Yeah. Can you hear me? Yeah, I can hear you. I think that the more we can communicate with our human race, the better our race will be, the more beneficial it will be for the world. So I think that God put us here for a purpose. And the purpose is to better ourselves and to better our world. So, you know, he enabled us to communicate amongst ourselves for that purpose. Yeah, absolutely. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for? Oh, goodness. Connecting people. That's my best quality. Nice. That'd be an interesting sport. Yes, it would be, wouldn't it? Yeah. Okay, you do this. Oh, you do that. Okay, that's your passion. I know, I know who you want to talk to. I know who you need to talk to. Bloom. Yeah. Fabulous. If you could travel back in time, what decade would you want to live in? What era I'd like to live in? I think it was the Renaissance when everything was blooming. Arts and science and I don't know. So. Yeah, I'd like to be then when everything was still fresh and new. To kind of be there to impact it. To impact. Nice, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It's great having you on, Rania, talking about your brilliant acting career and working as an acting coach and producer and everything else you're doing in Nigeria. It's been great. Okay. Can you hear me, Peter? Yes, now I can hear you. Okay. Fantastic. This is awkward because it's happening so often, I don't know why. By the way, it was great having you on and I wish you best of luck. And with that being said, until next time, you're welcome. Stay tuned for more.
A highlight from ICBC World's Biggest Bank, Hit by CyberAttack + Swan Private Macro Friday with Sam Callahan, John Haar, and Alex Stanczyk - November 10th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin, everybody. Happy Friday. Good morning, Sam. Happy Friday, guys. Peter, what's going on? Oh, you know, just recovering from yesterday's euphoria and, you know, trying to be humble about it. And I'm really I'm actually really wondering if if Custodia is going to, you know, potentially set a new example for how banks can do custody of Bitcoin. What makes you think that? Did you read their white paper? I did. I did not read the white paper. I have listened to Lisa Huff and Caitlin talk about it quite a bit. The reason I say it is because, you know, I watch a lot of influencers, I guess they are on on YouTube, and quite a few of them have mentioned Custodia as, you know, kind of a signal and a benchmark of of things that are coming. And, you know, there's other banks that I know want to get into the space because, you know, it's there's there's money to be made. Right. And when there's money to be made, people want to get in. And I'm just hoping that they kind of follow Custodia's, you know, protocol for for holding Bitcoin as a as a fully reserved bank. I think that's just I think that's amazing news, actually. I think it's I think it's a benchmark in in what's going on with with Bitcoin.
St. Leo the Great The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom with Dr. Matthew Bunson Discerning Hearts Podcasts - burst 6
"Because what does the Council report? The Acts of the Council state very clearly, after the reading of the foregoing epistle, the Reverend Bishops cried out, this is the faith of the fathers, this is the faith of the apostles. And then they added, anathema to him who does not believe. And then they added even more notably, Peter has spoken thus through Leo. So in this one major accomplishment at the Council of Chalcedon, Leo was able not only to help the Church in having a clearer understanding of her Christology, an understanding of Christ, but he also secured from this Council the recognition that he spoke with the voice of Peter.
A highlight from Is the Bull Market Back? With Alex Thorn
"During the bear market between 2013 and 17, it was like, you know, bitcoins for criminals. Now it's like largest asset manager on earth as part of a flight to quality trade. It's truly remarkable. Hello there. How are you all doing? We've got a good weekend planned. We've got a big weekend here in Bedford. Lots of football. We've also got Robert Breedlove in town for our Bitcoin meetup at McMullen Park in Bedford. So if you want to join us for that, if you're in or around Bedford, we're kicking off at 12. But we're meeting at 12 for a 12 .30 start. We will have pizza, beer and soft drinks for everyone. And we'll be talking to Robert about Bitcoin and various macro things and what's going on in the world. So come and join us down at McMullen Park and we'll have a football match afterwards. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack. And today we are back with Galaxy brain Alex Thorne to get into everything from hip hop to ETFs. Now, a few months back, we had Alex on the show to talk about the potential for a BlackRock ETF to trigger hyper Bitcoinization. And since then, we've had a few bits of news. So we asked Alex to come back on the show and update us on everything so we can get behind the speculation. What may happen to the price after the SEC finally approves a Bitcoin ETF? Now, Galaxy Research, headed up by Alex, recently released a report suggesting that in the first year following approval, the ETFs could see inflows of $14 .4 billion. And this is a conservative guess. So I'm feeling bullish right now. I know you are. The price is moving. It's a bit frothy, which is pretty cool. But if you have any questions about this or anything else, please do hit me up. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. All right. On to the show.
A highlight from PE81: Bitcoin's Power Growth Trend
"Hey everybody, welcome. Today we're going to go back to the good old all -time power law trend line of the Bitcoin price. Alright, so here we are again with the good old Bitcoin price, all -time price history starting on May 22nd. It's my date, I'm roughly picking May 22nd 2010. Bitcoin pizza day where Laszlo, our friend, made the first recognized Bitcoin barter transaction. 10 ,000 bitcoins for two pizzas. So a couple months ago I was back on Peter McCormick's podcast with Peter and Danny talking about this chart. It's a favorite of theirs and of many have been publishing a variation of this for at least five years now, probably six years. a Based on couple good posts from Bitcoin talk back in the day, even though they were using a little bit of a different model than I am. There's four basic trend lines and statistics, a linear trend line and there are three non -linear trend lines, which would be logarithmic, exponential and power. This is a power law or power regression trend line where on log scale it grows pretty quick at the beginning, but then it's a little bit asymptotic, decays at the end. But that's just how it looks on log scale. That's just how it looks based on the formulas. If I go back to linear scale, it still looks exponential. It's just a little bit different than an exponential curve. Point is, with Bitcoin far and away, the best fitting statistical trend line curve that you can draw is a power trend line. I'm not saying for sure that Bitcoin's price will stay on this in the future. This is just probabilistically how the price has been behaving and we can draw some percentiles to suggest how price would be in the future. Do see my prior videos on explaining the different curves and looking at gold as well for these different trend lines. But anyway, 95 % R squared is a great fitting trend line for Bitcoin. So I just want to do a very, very quick revisit here on this episode. Here we had the 2021 boom, a little bit hidden by my tooltip, but it's a double top. They're getting over $60 ,000 per Bitcoin twice. Actually, let's zoom out just a little bit to get the tooltip not in the way. There we go. And so we see here again, once you draw that trend line. Using simple statistics, percentile bands, which are basically standard deviation bands, we can show based on every single day's worth of pricing data where that price data point fits at any given time. And unlike early days, these double tops here in 2021 were actually not so rare based on the all -time trend. They were above a one standard deviation move up, which means they were outside of two thirds of the time. So two thirds of the time, the Bitcoin price will be within these blue bands. And then what is the red band? What are the red bands? I should say that is a two standard deviation move or a 95 percentile move. It means that 95 percent of the time, based on the statistics, based on the data, based on the coefficients, we can expect the Bitcoin price to be within these bands. And unlike other models, which have been lauded and praised and then forgotten in prior years, this is just a very simple statistical model. It will adjust every day up or down based on the Bitcoin price. So unlike in earlier years, just a quick revisit here in 2011, 2013 and in 2017, we got to two standard deviation moves based on the all -time trend. Now, they were probably even more extreme at those particular times. But looking back, using all the data that we have, even until now in 2023, we can see that those were still extreme moves. They were still relatively for the time. And based on the power trend line, extreme moves. And 2021 was actually not so. Only one standard deviation move up. But of course, the main point of this video is in the last year, specifically from all of the scam coin crises here in mid 2022, culminating in the FTX bankruptcy in November 2022, Bitcoin's price also took a tumble and it took a pretty big tumble. You see here when we were about $16 ,000-$17 ,000 per Bitcoin in December 2022, we were at a two standard deviation move down. And so that band, that red band there. Let's just take off all the bands so you know exactly what I'm talking about. That red band there. It meant that Bitcoin was touching an event that only had happened five percent of the time in the past. So pretty rare. Pretty rare. It actually bounced right along that band. Again, this is not technical analysis. This is just basic statistics. It bounced along that band and then creeped back up. Even during the banking crisis of March 2023, where badly managing cash managed banks, mismatched asset and liabilities, banks had many problems, had to be pseudo bailed out in the US and other places. Bitcoin still rallied from the lows here at $16 ,000, went up to $30 ,000 mid year and into the summer, fell back down to about $25 ,000. And now I'm actually, I have the data as of today, as of literally this recording, we are about at $36 ,570 per Bitcoin, and we have had a nice little bump here from the high $20 ,000s in the last couple weeks. So this is where we are now. Now let's put the other standard deviation bands up to see where we are. We already have the trend line. We can see we're well under trend. Let's just quickly look at that. The trend line here based on today as of recording November 10th is $60 ,000 for Bitcoin, $59 ,918 per Bitcoin based on every single day of pricing history in the past. That is the trend line. That's theoretically where the price could or should be. And we have the actual price $25 ,000, $24 ,000 below that. And the two standard deviation down move, which would be a very rare move, which we did have a year ago, would be if Bitcoin tumbled back to $23 ,000 per Bitcoin. So they're all rising. All the trend lines are rising. Now let's look at one standard deviation down. We're above that as well. So what this means now, let's put one standard deviation back up. Let's even take away the two down means right now we're right back in normal territory. No matter what CNBC tells you, no matter what Peter Schiff tells you, no matter what Bloomberg tells you, we're actually right back in normal territory for Bitcoin. We're not even on trend. We're below trend. But we are in the territory that occurs within one standard deviation. It means within two thirds of the time, two thirds of the time, two thirds of the days analyzed, Bitcoin will be within this band. And we can see that it actually is right now. So we're within one standard deviation territory, pretty normal. If we were to get to say two standard deviations up, if we had a major major bull run, which I'm not claiming will happen anytime soon. But just so you would see a two standard move up. And this is where you can really see the not only the volatility of Bitcoin, but just the dynastic growth that has occurred as it's been adopted by millions of people around the world. In the last 14 years, a two standard deviation move up based on the numbers today, which would mean 5 % on the on the upside, it's actually two and a half percent on the upside. A very, very rare move. OK, so outside of 95 % of the of the observations, Bitcoin price would need to be $394 ,000 for Bitcoin. So that's where we are. As always, I'm pulling this chart out to 2030. And just if you're curious, I have had this many times shown this in many videos before. The trend line at the moment is roughly $600 ,000 per Bitcoin in December 2030. Again, the 95 % are squared. Trend line will move up or down every day based on new data that is fed into this model. This is what it is. Pay attention to it. And thanks for watching.
A highlight from The Preeminence of Christ in Evangelism
"Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 17. Well, this verse, verse 17, is a Campbellite killer. But I'm not going to preach on that tonight, even though the part of me really wants to. Paul said, For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. But unto us which are saved it is the power of God. Verse 21, For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness, but unto them which are called both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. I want to preach tonight a message titled, The Preeminence of Christ in Evangelism. Paul the Apostle boldly proclaims that the primary function of his life and ministry was to preach the plain gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The personal work of the Lord Jesus Christ, especially as revealed in his perfect life, his sacrificial death, his burial and his glorious resurrection, would be the consistent theme of his preaching and his ministry. He said as much, Christ and Him crucified was the preeminent message in all of Paul's evangelistic endeavors. Look at chapter 2 and verse 1. And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Now what does it mean when we assign preeminence to something? When I say the preeminence of Christ in our message, in our evangelism, what do I mean by that? Well, when we assign preeminence to something, we are saying that it is to be first in importance, rank and influence. It is to be above everything else, superior, peerless, supreme, the greatest and most noble of all missionaries in the Bible, consistently appointed men, women, boys and girls of every race, creed, and social position to the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we should be committed to doing the same. I fear that much of modern day preaching that passes for evangelism does not assign preeminence to Christ and His finished work. Instead the focus has become so man -centered, it has devolved into a mere exercise of persuading someone to make a profession of faith. The focus is on getting a decision from that person, and as a result, religious assemblies all across the world, not just in America, but all across the world are filled with professors who responded to some psychological techniques and a promise of heaven. You don't want to go to hell, do you? No. You want to go to heaven, don't you? Yes. Well, just follow this simple formula. Follow these simple steps. Repeat after me. Embrace the formula of easy believism and voila! They are hastily assured of their eternal security. Do you really believe that exists? I've knocked on so many doors. I've visited house to house, found people who will tell me right to my face that they're saved. I said, well, tell me about it. Well, I went forward. When they had the invitation, I went forward. I shook the preacher's hand. He told me what to say and I said it. And I said, so are you faithfully serving the Lord? Are you attending church? Do you love the Lord? Well, I don't ever go to church. That's a huge problem. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new. When somebody is saved, their life changes forever. And that won't happen by merely repeating a formula. There has to be an inward work of grace in the heart. You're not saved by... You don't get people to be saved by psychological techniques. They're saved because God uses the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring men to an end of themselves and draw them invincibly where they desire to know Christ and the free pardon of sin. May God help us to see that we cannot, we must not trifle with or change the message or the methods that are prescribed in the Holy Book, in the Word of God, regarding evangelism. We are not to water down the claims of Christ and the gospel. We must proclaim it boldly, accurately, plainly. And praying that God would open hearts to receive the truth as it is in Jesus. The preeminence of Christ in our evangelism must be revealed, first of all, in the message that we preach. I'm going to tell you something. If you're wrong about the message, if you don't know and obey the gospel, if you don't understand, this is something you can't be wrong about and go to heaven. It's an impossibility. There are certain doctrines that you may not fully understand, but this is something you cannot be mistaken about because there's only one message of salvation. Paul emphatically states that the message of the gospel is centered around the cross. He's not talking about a piece of jewelry. It was an instrument of execution. It signified a horrific death. And the cross represents the death of Jesus Christ, His redemptive work for sinners, His suffering, His bearing our sins in His own body on the tree, His offering of His body and soul in order for us to be saved. The cross is a message of Christ's sacrifice that He offered Himself literally in the stead of His people. He, instead of me receiving all of the wrath of God, it fell upon His worthy head and body and soul. I'm the one that should have spent an eternity in the lake of fire, tormented day and night forever and ever. But while Jesus Christ was on the cross, He suffered the equivalent of what I would deserve in the lake of fire and not just for my sins, but for all that the Father gave Him, for all the way from Adam until the very last person is saved. Can you imagine the weight and the magnitude of that debt that He paid? But He did it with His life and His blood. His merits were offered. He died in the stead of His people acting as their surety, their substitute. You understand what a substitute is. It's someone who takes the place of another and assumes all of their obligations, all of their responsibilities. And that's what He did for me with regards to the law and the condemnation of God. He was my propitiation. He appeased the wrath of God on my behalf, and if you're saved, He did the same for you. You see, this message was considered by the world and by the elites and by the educated to be foolishness. To the Jews it was a stumbling block, and also to the unbelieving Jews and Gentiles. I'm going to tell you something. If lost people understand the gospel, then you're probably not preaching it right. Now, what I'm saying is this. Lost people, they want you to tell them, give me a little step -by -step formula, how to join the church, how to be a better person. We're telling them, here's the real issue here. You're wicked. You're broken. You're polluted with sin. Your only hope is to trust. You have no ability in and of yourself to save yourself. You're wretched. That's just not a popular message. But it's one that has to be preached. And then we tell men, women, boys and girls, don't look to yourself. Look outside of yourself. What did John the Baptist preach when he saw Jesus the first time? Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. The message was look to Him, trust Him, believe on Him. Not on yourself, not on your religion, not on your works. The message is all about Christ. He's the only Savior of sinners. And this message must be accurate. It must be biblically authentic and authoritative. It must be pure without the admixture of man's wisdom or supposed innovation. And he states it so clearly. You're not saved any other way than by faith in the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nothing else qualifies. Here's what he said. I mean, I don't know how anybody can read 1 Corinthians 15 and not see what the truth is about this. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel. By the way, there's not many gospels. There's not a gospel for different disciplines. There is one gospel. Which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand, by which also ye are saved. Delivered from the penalty, the power, and ultimately the presence of sin. That's the magnitude of this work that Christ did. You're saved. If you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain, for I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures. It's according to the Word of God. This is our authority. this Look, was the message consistently preached by the early churches in the book of Acts. Think about the message of the book of Acts. You don't ever hear a preacher get up and say, God's done all He could do. I've done all I can do. Now it's all up to you to bow your head. They didn't even say, I've often thought about Noah, and he preached righteousness. And, you know, he was mocked, he was derided. But I don't think he ever put any bumper stickers on the ark that said, Smile, God loves you. I mean, he is warning people of the judgment to come. The wrath of God's about to be poured out. You need to get in the ark. There's only one door. Only one way. It's a serious matter. But let's look at just a couple of verses. Well, maybe more than a couple. But Acts 2, 23 and 24, it says, Him being delivered by the determinant counsel and foreknowledge of God ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Now didn't that sound just like something I was saying? You're wicked, you're guilty of the death of Christ, but he was crucified, he was slain, whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be holding of it. And then the same chapter, Acts chapter 2 and verse 36, he says this, Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ. The message is all centered on the person and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at chapter 3 and verse 13. The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his son Jesus, whom ye delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One in just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you and killed the Prince of Life whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are all witnesses, and his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know, yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. You see, Peter and John gave no credit to themselves. They were just pointing to the work of Christ. That was their mission. That was their message. It's all about Jesus Christ. Verse 19, repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
"peter" Discussed on The Peter Attia Drive
"I'm just having a hard time seeing upside. Yeah and i'll tell you. Honestly i would love to test and are or or both dogs for exactly that reason right because there is there's essentially no risk and we could actually find out. Does it work three years from now. Five years from now. I could tell you. Do eighty precursors slow aging at least in pet dogs. And i think if i saw an are slow ageing increase lifespan and or improved multiple functional measures of aging in dogs. I'd be much more bullish on taking myself wouldn't prove it's gonna work in people but it gets you partway there and a pretty big part of the way there and i would put that on the shortlist of things i would like to test. The the fact is nobody is going to do. The definitive clinical trial in people. Because they don't have to because they can sell that stuff to people now right they don't they're required to do the clinical trial to show that it works matt. You probably don't remember this. But there was one night for four or five years ago comments about my cognitive decline with ageing. I just don't think you'd remember some random night of us having dinner in new york but it was about this yes you do have the cognitive function so the three of us were having dinner at my favorite not my favorite but a decent persian place on the upper east side. And i don't know if i said so at the time but i might have told you after. It was after that dinner. That i decided i gotta do a podcast because the three of us had such an enjoyable. She's at einstein isn't she. He was yeah she. She's actually moved to columbia. Now she's running a reproductive aging center columbia. Now apropos with our discussion today but we just had such an amazing discussion. Which really means me asking the two of you guys nonstop questions and i remember thinking after that. God damn wieden. I record this dinner. Why didn't i have my phone sitting on the table to record it and it was literally that moment that made me realize like this happens the same time. Every time i go out with sabatini. I have the same feeling every time i go out with so the same feeling. I gotta just do this. Podcast thing so for anybody listening to this. Who is appreciative of the podcast. They owe you personally. Great debt of gratitude. I've got to say. I'm i'm sure it was you shin. Who made most of the the really insightful comments at that dinner. I think i think i think it. I think there's both of you guys but it was. It is always such an awesome time to be able to sit down with you. I think is the listener appreciates here e the breadth of topics within the space of longevity. That you can cover as broad. So you're one of the few people who can go very wide and very deep. And i think today's discussion demonstrate that so. So thank you very much. Matt really as always enjoyed this discussion. Cherry eh anytime. I i enjoy the discussion as much as you do. I think so. It's been a lot of fun. All right and best of luck with the the triad study. I know a lot of people are probably more interested in that than any of the human stuff because the dog owners. I know care far more. About what rapamycin can do for their dogs than they care about what it can do for them so absolutely..
"peter" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"And i think he's going to get through this season healthy and went comeback player. You go my list. Peter defensive player of the year. I had myles garrett but i listened to chris talk about debit white and i had him on my list in the last few hours. I've changed my mind. He's going to be disrobed. This elvir big stage. So i'm switching to devon white their offensive rookie of the year. I went back and forth between mack jones and nausea aris. I'm going to give it to now z. Harris i can ask him being a giant factor a team. That's a lot better than it. Was last year defensive rookie of the year. We're gonna quarterback from denver. Patrick ser tan. It's already a really really good defense. He's got a chance to make some big plays on a national stage against mahomes. They also play the nfc east in the afc north which will present some other giant opportunities. Nationwide coach of the year. I had. I had sean payton for a for quite a while here. Peter within really started thinking about the steelers and john's who do a wonderful job. I think the saints are double digit. Wednesay who could win a playoff playoff game or to mike tomlin and it's not like everybody doesn't have a massive amount of respect for mike tomlin but the way finished last year in how poor that was i see them having a really strong year and being a factor in january and it just going to be a wonderful reminder of how awesome mike tomlin. It's hey how about this little stat and we gotta get outta here. And i gotta make a little time for mike sando. How about this. How got this little stabbed paul. This will be mike. Tomlin's fifty season as the head coach of the pittsburgh steelers and at the end of his fifteenth season coaching. The pittsburgh steelers the head coach. You will be forty nine years old. That is crazy. I just totally blows me away. It just totally blows me makes me missing by forty speed of it so long. Yeah yeah yeah paul burmeister. Thanks so much for everything this week. we're going to bring in mike sando in you and i are going to be back next week for a A really good review preview of week. One looking ahead to week tusa. Thanks so much like better. Thank you okay. Now for my conversation with mike sando of the athletic. We're back on the podcast with my good friend. Mike sando of the athletic and mike. I really appreciate you joining me. Because i saw you in indianapolis and i said. Hey we gotta take the podcasts together and we were going to do it and then a few things happened and we didn't get to do it so i definitely wanted to do it. Post training camp preseason. So i appreciate you joining me. Glad to be here. Peter i we had a good time there and cancer actually pretty good for what we were fearing through the pandemic. Wouldn't you say you got to stand there with people outside and have conversations in kind of felt almost normal. I'll tell you the. I was highly impressed with what i was able to do. It felt almost like a normal year from sitting down with coaches to Being pretty close to players. I thought it was good. But let's let's just start in indianapo-. Because i i find the colts to be a fascinating team. They're the only team that when i made my picks this year that if they were a pristine team if they were let's say atlanta with one hundred percent Covert cooperation that. I would pick them to make the playoffs. But it's just very very hard for me to pick a team with a new quarterback who's already missed a bunch of time this year both because a covert and because a foot surgery and your franchise player on defense darius leonard carson wentz and darius leonard at a moment's notice could go down and that is the reason quite honestly why i i was going to be a wildcard team. That's the reason why didn't have make the playoffs. And and i hate to to basically lean on that as a crutch. But i just think it's got a chance to be a big deal. Me your thoughts here. This is a place we should feel great about okay. Even though they it hasn't gone executive plan because and luck retired. Jim irsay the owner feels like he has the right people. There i mean. They just extended chris ballard and frank reich for like five more years. You would never do that a lot of places you would be all. Let's see if they make the playoffs. Jerseys like know these guys. These are the right guys. And i think most of us who've been around them and watch them agree. Hey these are guys. You want ring a franchise so i was going to feel great about them this year but i already have misgivings about carson palmer. Just as a player methylation wentz carson wentz carson wentz player. He hasn't played consistently well. He hasn't stayed on the field and he hasn't showed himself to be somebody who reaches all corners of the locker room as the leader. You know i did a piece. This is an unfair comparison. A piece this off season on our on our nfl. Top one hundred okay. The hundred greatest players in history jeff. Letting it was brett farve and every guy talked to talked about how this guy connected with every single person there and it was that that made him such a great player now. It's a tough standard for anybody. But i feel like whatever happened with. Wentz in philly was weird. There's not a bunch of guys rallying.
"peter" Discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"Have both battled injuries in recent years. And so we'll see. But i i didn't really have the agonize. I think on paper today if washington plays dallas washington's. Got a heck of a chance to win the game but you know if dak prescott stays upright. I liked dallas. Okay so you're you're pick to make it through for the nfc. The rams and i'm a little bit predictable here. Peter with my pick if think back to what i said about the. Afc went with cleveland. I kind of follow the same template with okay. I'm not gonna pick the buccaneers because it's easy. It's hard to find anything wrong with them so let. Let's let's go a little bit different route. And i thought okay. What quarterback do i like the most who seems to have a wonderful relationship. Playcalling standpoint with his head coach or play caller. Whose defense do i think is wasn't a huge problem last year but looks like it's quite a bit better this year and checking the box with all of those for me the green bay packers and i i know david. Tr he's not there and how valuable he is that team but he'll be back eventually banned he'll be back exactly and they have the benefit of play in the nfc north which they ought to be able to figure things out before he gets back and stayed with their heads above water and get to the point where he is he has returned and they're playing their best so i like green bay to make it all the way to la in the super bowl. I think it's a really good in logical pick and keep this in mind k. Wherever the green bay packers have put elton jenkins since drafting and what three years ago. He's done nothing but be a stunned. He's been great all over that line. And i'll tell you when i went to green bay. I'll just tell you this right now. Matlin flurries is not worried about left. Tackle it's not. He's not being cocky. Just not worried. He thinks elton jenkins is gonna play well out there and he'll play until bark the comes back. I'll tell you this you name any contender right now. Who's going to be without their left tackle for the first six or eight weeks and you just tell me one of them. Who can plug in. A guy is good as elton jenkins in that spot and there isn't one there isn't one. If the rams lose andrew whitworth thirty nine year old andrew whitworth they gonna play joe note boom out there and joe. Boom is a nice You don't swing tackle. Bees not a great wire so anyway i think you're okay. Look my super bowl pick. I'm picking the rams over buffalo high scoring game and it'll be the second year in a row or a team has won the super bowl on their home field after the first fifty four times that there ever was a super bowl. It never happened. So that's my pig my father the stats. Professors rolled over in his grave. Peter who calling unlikely while smiling at the same time. I'm sure i like. I like the air. Rogers lead packers to go past the baker mayfield. Less brown's in our baker mayfield lead that going to be without and they'll be with him in la okay so that there's a super bowl picks i know. You wanna get to some mvp picks. There's no lie team but we don't want to leave out the individuals here either. So who do you have getting. Alan look i pick my top three for. Mvp is one. Matthew stafford to josh allen three. Tom brady In my opinion. I think stafford if he stays healthy In his receivers stay healthy. He's got a chance to have the first six thousand yard passing season. Nfl history now. Obviously that'll be helped by the fact that they're seventeen games. But i just think that the chemistry between coach and quarterback is really gonna help that. Gimme year's mvp. I liked tom. Brady just over derrick henry and sometimes you have to talk myself into not going just all quarterback all these things theater so i. I looked outside of cuba. Who i like. And i think tannahill will be really good again. I think they'll win a lot. But if it's possible to lean on the ground game even a little more is figure things out without arthur smith. I can see them going that route. So either guy makes sense to me but i go brady over derrick henry the hard thing when you're trying to pick someone other than most other than a quarterback most valuable player is that the last time i mean there's only been one time since two thousand six that are running back has won. Mvp really yes. So so ladainian tomlinson one and in two thousand six since then so only happened one time in fourteen years and that one time was adrian peterson at twenty twelve. And just keep this one thing in mind remember adrian. Peterson was coming off a tornado. Ceo and other knee damage. Okay and peyton. Manning had a great not a good year a great ear. But excuse me remember. That was the year coming off that serious injury. That adrian peterson for two thousand ninety six yards and it was still a kind of split. Manning got some votes. But that's how hard it is for a non quarterback to win the mvp. So we'll see a great points. And i think it'd be because of how much they're leaning on the passing game now. I did mention him. I could see devante atoms if it's not a quarterback somebody like a receiver who goes crazy for a team. That is the one or two almost more likely for them to be in contention for the mvp as opposed to running back anymore. Let me just run down with a sentence. Each key picks Defensive player of the year i got. T. j. watt over aaron donald I think tj watt really thought. He should have won it last year. He's played great for three years for the steelers. Finally this year is i wrote. He leaves no doubt offensive. and defensive. rookies got. Kyle pits the tight. End with the falcons. Who i think is going to have a monster year and mike parsons. The linebacker with the cowboys. Who i think is going to play. The kind of sideline to sideline game that is going to Make him people are gonna look at the cowboys being instead of the thirtieth best defense whatever they were last year maybe the eighteenth best and the biggest reason is the addition of mike. Parsons my coach of the year. Is sean mcdermott. I think leading the bills to home field in a in a a very very tight race with the chiefs of i think wins him as the coach of the comeback player. I'm picking derwin. James guys played five games last two years after being all pro as a rookie. So i think he. I think he's. I think he had two semi fluky injuries..
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"That's the afc where you like the bills. I like the browns. Let's go to the nfc now and just like you did with the afc start with your number one seed in kind of walk us down all the way to number seven the seventeenth. Do you think you're gonna make it. Okay well number one tampa bay. I think they're going to win home. Field in the nfc. They'll take advantage of the fact that basically you've got all three teams in the south every little bit down right now including the saints. Now the saints may not be down And i've got to make the playoffs but they're not what they were So you've got that. And the fact that i think tom brady who always always used The third down back kevin. Fog james white Were so important to what they did is an offense in new england now in my opinion one of the things that he really wanted this off season and he he didn't want he didn't wanna go beg for paul. He didn't want say. Because obviously you sound just a little bit greedy. If you'll say pardon me for. I just screwed up my laptop and pardon me for you. Know in essence saying that You know brady wanted to be really wanted. Another piece of the puzzle on offense but he wanted a third down. Back in. Bruce arians jason light got him one geo bernard of the bengals and they got him for one point. Two million dollars. I think that is a great acquisition for tampa bay number two. I've got green bay a little bit. Not because i think green bay is better than the rams but because i think green bay has much easier road through the nfc north to win that division as an potentially could go six no in the division and. I don't think there's any way the rams are going six in the nfc west. So i like green bay number two i. Aaron rodgers comes in quite as a church mouse off the field He's not going to be able to stop speculation about the future. He won't add to it rams number three. We've talked about it. i just love the matthew stafford combination. When with sean mcveigh number four dallas. This was probably the toughest division pick that i had. Because in my opinion i th i think washington has got a premier defense and has got a deep defense so washington easily could win this division but i think dallas is going to be explosive and fifteen percent better on defense this year than they were last year. So they're gonna have to win a lot of high scoring games. What i think you're going to win enough of them to be the fourth seed in the nfc five six seven. I've got san francisco which it will not surprise me one bit. If san francisco goes far deep into the playoffs. Whether it be jimmy garoppolo or trey lance. They had freaky fluky injuries last year. Early and often That almost ruined their defense and yet they still played really well defensively. So i think san francisco gets in is number five new orleans six. Look we'll see how jameis winston place this is probably more vote for their defense than for their offense. Thank your defense is a rough tough defense. And he's gonna play very very well. Seven seattle all. I know is that russell wilson. Anytime he takes the field. I don't care what the odds are. He's got an excellent chance to win the game and they made the playoffs. What seven of his nine years as a starter and I just i think any year any year seattle can come out of nowhere and really play. Well they have not played well recently in the playoffs. I don't think they're gonna play great this year in the playoffs. Either because of their seven seed. Imagine your road if you've got a win. Let's say in order a green bay tampa bay of the rams you know. How are you going to do that in a span of fifteen days. I doubt you can. But be that as it may they. They they they're always ability and and And i like anyway. I like the rams to go on the road. The playoffs twice to lambo and To raymond james stadium to beat the packers and the bucks The second one of those in a narrow nfc championship game victory So i like the rams to be tampa In the nfc. So we have the rams against the bills in the peter king super bowl Backing up now to your seven. Who made it. Peter in the nfc into the postseason so much different than the afc. Because to me is so much stronger you can pick any one of four five teams and make an argument that they'll be in the super bowl. You could also pick out so many teams that didn't make it and then we talked about the colts. The dolphins the steelers not in they all have a legitimate case to think their playoff seems who who almost made it in the nfc washington's. They're a little bit. But are there some teams that you really had a hard time leading out. Besides washington washington was the toughest one. But i didn't really agonize over anybody else in the nfc. I think chicago You know the offenses just gonna be okay. I think they'll struggle at some point. Turn it over to justin fields arizona. Arizona can get hot. And but you know i don't. I'm not if you rely on the cardinals to win. You have to rely on some defensive players like chandler jones and j. j. watt who are.
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"Look i you know. I'll just say this i I didn't watch a lot of preseason football. But i watched three quarters or a little less than three quarters of the patriots giants because i knew each team was gonna try to to play the ones and play very well And look it's easy to sit here and say giants offensive line stinks and it probably does. We'll see but that defensive front of new england is deep and it's scary. I think you're going to have a real emerging star this year. joshu che the second round. Pick last year from michigan. He has had a very good camp. I just you know. Look their secondary is okay. It's not great. It's just okay but look doug. Peterson told me this this summer. When i was saying that Loreto a little bit about the forty niners secondary's and he said hey if they're defensive front is healthy. You're not going to need a secondary and so we'll see about the patriots. But i think the patriots if you ask me right now and i know this same something when he consider some really good defensive fronts like like pittsburgh Particularly in baltimore. But in in cleveland. I think new england's got the best front seven in the afc. I'm gonna. I'm going to echo what i think. Some of the fans are probably out there thanking because even though your list is good and i should say this to you all the last four super bowl matchups. You have predicted at this time of your at least one of the teams to be in there one of those as you nailed both of them. So there's some very good credibility with your recent sample size here with who you pick to make it through but teams. That aren't on here. That some others we respect. We'll have in their play office. The afc no dolphins no colts no steelers. You wanna comment on any of those three or maybe oth- three look i. I liked the dolphins i do. I i just don't know. I'm so uncertain about two at tonga below I didn't love what i saw last year with him. But he was a rookie quarterback last year. I think one of the things that were judging. We judge quarterbacks too harshly. I mean look at last year joe borough. If you didn't get hurt he might have been a top twelve. Nfl quarterback last year just in herbert was a top ten. Nfl quarterback last year as a rookie. So we we make way too I well we assume that way too early in their careers that you know these guys are going to be good. And i don't think we should assume that but having said that to a tongue of might be really good and he said a very good off season. But i haven't seen him be really good so i just don't know and and so and what this came down to and it was close is that i trust new england's defense go a little bit more than i trust. Miami's defense even though miami's got a very good defense to and I don't know if mac jones is going to be better than to it. No one knows that. But i just trusted what i saw. The new england defence. A little bit more as far as indianapolis goes i mean. I hate to do this. But i mean this is a co related pick. It just is just. Don't like the fact that a two crucial players to that team at any moment could be gone for ten days. They lay down. Yeah and then the steelers. Paul i may lie. There's a lot of tough picks that you make when you when you do this but My l- asked playoff choices. I knew i was gonna pick new england. And i knew i was going to pick the chargers. I just really. I like both of those teams. My last pick came down to three teams baltimore. Indianapolis pittsburgh and i could've flipped that three sided coin but i like kuenssberg more than the vast majority of people in our business. And i'll tell you why i went to the steelers. Lions preseason game. Ben rothlisberger looked light on his feet relatively speaking. He's lost some weight. He won't tell anybody how much but he's lost some weight. He looks a lot more fit. Any played that way in that game. Against the lions tat. Fryer new tight. End from from penn state. Man does he have gradients or at least he did that night. Manny to very difficult touchdown balls from from rothlisberger. But i just think that mike tomlin always figures it out and you know i worry about their offensive line to like i worry about. Kansas city's but i just think what i've seen in them i like. I like what they did this off season. I like how they didn't panic. And i like how ben rothlisberger has come back a lot. More serious about his physical condition than he was late last year. In the end of the afc. You have buffalo beating kansas city before we get to the nfc. Peter i'm going to give you my afc pick. And i also have the chiefs making it to the title game. But i have cleveland knocking off the chiefs in the title. And here's here's my criteria. And i kinda gave a little hit when i teed you up. I just didn't want to go with the chiefs. Not because they disliked that she to believe in them. I think they're awesome. And if it was my own money. I may end up putting it on the chiefs. I just didn't wanna go chalk. So then i'm like okay. What's going to be. Besides i don't want to go with everybody's number one. Pick and for me with cleveland. I like this. I like the talents of baker. Mayfield allott and what used to scare me about him. Now makes the intrigued by him is that he is not scared. And he's courageous with his throws. He can get outside the pocket as much as anything. Peter like his relationship with kevin fancy. I like what they do. Schematically and i liked it. Their new in being really good at it together like i don't think teams are have them figured out it's not going out and olympic. Say i bet the best years. I bet the guest best games between and mayfield are still to come. And i think they're still become later in the season and their defense is going to be better too. So outside of casey. I like the qb head coach relationship a lot there. And i think the defense is gonna be more than just solid. Here's what i like about the browns right now. I like the fact that it's not just all myles garrett in the pass rush. I'm not crazy about today vian clowney. But he's absolutely a force to be reckon with he can. He can take over a game and so to have those guys. This book ends. I really like i think You know. I'm kind of on record as saying that minnesota defensive tackle delvin tomlinson is in my opinion the greatest signing of the year and free agency but i also really like the safety. That cleveland signed from los angeles. The rams john johnson You know. I can't tell you i've gotten to know brandon staley bid last year as the defensive coordinator in in la. He loved john. Johnson to the point that most teams give their signal calling capabilities to One of the linebackers but That wasn't what brandon staley did. He wanted john johnson. You know the sort of the quarterback of his secondary to be the guy who call the signals for that defense. He loved john. Johnston and i think he comes into to cleveland To a bit of a needy secondary in terms of you know take charge safety. I think he is just what the doctor ordered. I like your pick paul. I really do today. Many small business owners are busier than ever because they're focused on managing and growing their business. They can't always spend the time. They wish they could on recruiting. That's.
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"While you're going to get suit and a lot of people will say well you know peter that's because the employer has all this power and the worker doesn't have any power not always the case. I mean it's the case sometimes but in a lot of small businesses sometimes there are workers that have a lot of power right. You're running a small business. You have some key people that you may really depend on. They've been with you for a long time. You've invested a lot of time into training them. They know a lot of things that would be hard for a new employee to learn. They have key relationships with your customers with your suppliers and you just really need them. And that's why you pay them a lot because if they quit. You're really in trouble. In fact sometimes a key employee become so intrical to the success of a business that the business owner makes that employees a partner in the business now sometimes though the employee is even more motivated than that he doesn't want to be a partner in his employer's business. He wants to go out on zone and start his own company so he quits any does just that. He's now competing with his former employer but the reason that he's able to do that is because he's learned on the job years and years of working for another entrepreneur enables new entrepreneurs to venture out into the world. The employer shows the employees the ropes. He trains them. He shows him his best stop. He shows them how it's done. And if you're working for somebody long enough you pick up the skills that are necessary to run your own company after all you've helped somebody else run their company long enough now. It's time to start running your own. And you know this is the way. Capitalism works so not only are entrepreneurs out. They're coming up with better ways of doing things innovating creating new products coming up with new services improve the lives of their customers and creating employment opportunities for their workers and raising their wages by helping.
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"Sunday morning and so i rushed all day to get this thing done and out before midnight and the thing took a long time and so i didn't really have a chance to get it as polished. I would have liked and so after it came out. I was able to then over the next several days. Watch it and then. I think about oh i could have said this better a why did say that or i don't really like the way that particular image work. Let me find another one. So i worked on it a little bit more and now i'm extremely happy with the finished product. I mean not like the original version was bad. It was still good and a lot of people who liked it. They saw they like to give it a thumbs up. But i think this newer version is even better so i would encourage everybody. If you've already watched the initial one just watch the director's cut to and if you haven't watched it then make a point of going to my youtube channel and watching the director's cut but i want to mention one thing in particular because in reading some of the comments that you guys leave and again keep leaving me comments because i read these comments. I don't necessarily respond to all of them. I can't i respond to some of them. But i read a lot of them that i don't respond to so i get it. I skim through them. If you make your comment too long. I won't read it. I mean. I see these really long ones and i have no time. So try to be really concise. If your goal in the comment is to get meter read it. Short and sweet is the best way to do it but one of the things that a lot of people were commenting on his. Hey peter you know. Why are you so going after nixon here. Why are you letting franklin roosevelt off the hook right. I mean he's the guy that really took us off the gold standard not nickson and the point of this was not to let fdr off the hook..
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"Bitcoin held up very well during the week. In fact bitcoin was up during the week. It was pretty strong. It shrugged off all the concerns about the taper off the fed raising interest rates. Now why is that well. That's because bitcoin is irrelevant to monetary policy. It doesn't matter. What interest rates are. It doesn't matter what inflation is bitcoin's not and inflation hedge. I mean the only thing that's relevant to bitcoin on interest rates is the fact that interest rates are so low. People are interested in speculating which is why. A lot of other speculative stocks held up pretty well. In fact the nasdaq outperforms the dow way outperformed the russell. Two thousand was down about two and a half percent because you have economically sensitive stocks there and the dow was down more than the peop- but the nasdaq held up relatively well. Because people are looking to gamble in these momentous stocks and bitcoin again is a highly speculative asset. it is not an inflation. Hedge is not a store value so it doesn't react to the perception that the fed is going to be tightening policy to fight inflation because people aren't buying it as a hedge against inflation i mean they marketed that way but people are buying it because they think the price is going to skyrocket right. If you think something is gonna go up tenfold in the next year which a lot of people buy bitcoin. Do you know. That's not an inflation hedge. I mean inflation is going to be anywhere near that. High people are looking for massive and rapid growth when they buy bitcoin. Nobody's looking to hedge against inflation because inflation. Even if you take an honest look and say okay. Inflation is ten percent ten percent a year. Well if you're buying bitcoin thinking it's going to double in a year or triple in the year. How does that make sense as an inflation heads. That's way beyond anything. that inflation does so. Bitcoin just marches to the beat of its own drum in fact one of the things that i think really caused the rally over the last couple of days in bitcoin is the news that united wholesale mortgage which they're saying the second largest mortgage lender in the united states that they're going to start. I think in the third quarter allowing people who have mortgages to make their payments in bitcoin. Right and this has got everybody. Bitcoin community real excited. Because oh you see. Peter schiff is wrong right or guys like peter ship because this is showing mainstream adoption. Bitcoin is now going to be used to make mortgage payments. So it's like a currency so media of exchange it's being adopted and so everybody's excited see this proves the concept is working. It doesn't prove anything i mean. This is more of a marketing gimmick again for united wholesale mortgage..
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"And by the way if you're not yet a subscriber to my youtube channel make sure and subscribe encourage your friends to subscribe as well and until they're francis subscribe. This particular video is the second peter. Schiff was right video. Somebody came out with this one as a cnbc edition. It was a follow up to the original. Peter schiff was right video that particular video featured almost exclusively clips of my interviews from fox news. There was one i think. Cnbc interview in there but everything else was for fox news. They actually were taken from these saturday. Business programs that raw. There's a two hour time block. And there were four different half hour shows and i was frequently invited to be guest on those shows to kind of be the token bear to balance out all the other bulls and everybody would make fun of me and because of that it because how many people made fun of me. It was great footage for the ultimate peter. Ship was right video so that video really showed a disproportionate amount of clips from fox news. Which i believe maybe pissed off some of the producers on fox news which is why no longer invited on those programs. I haven't been on in years. In fact i think now they just have one to our live show on saturdays hosted by neil convert off my release sure but they stopped inviting me on ears in years ago and maybe it had something to do with the fact that they were pissed off at me for this. Peter ship was right video. That really concentrated on fox news and a lot of air gas sin and hosts. And of course i had nothing to do with the production of that video. It was made by fan and that person selected those clips but then another fan decided that cnbc needed to be more heavily scrutinized. So he put together or she. I really have no idea who did it. Another video peterson was right. The cnbc addition and we actually posted that one to my channel. You know i did get around to a couple of years ago. Posting a version of the original. Peter schiff was right because the actual original peter schiff was right. That had millions of us. The guy who put that up eventually took it down. I have no idea why he decided to take it down from youtube but he did i so i put one up on my channel just so it would still be there and the reason that we decided to put this one up as i have been pretty critical of cnbc recently and they haven't had any on any of their programs in years at least fox news still has me on. Maybe they don't have me on those shows. But i've been going. I'm tucker carlson now for a while. I've done fox. Business with louis claim in with charles pain so i am still invited. I'm persona non grata over at cnbc. But the real reason..
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"Specializes in alzheimer's disease clinical research along with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with a d. And other memory disorders. She's an active member in the memory disorder community and i actually met her through our shared interest in a nonprofit that you may have heard of hilarity for charity in this episode. We talked about a number of things. Obviously her background and what drew her into a field. That many people don't necessarily think of geriatric psychiatry as a field pertaining to alzheimer's disease. We talk a lot about the clinical diagnosis of alzheimer's disease which actually is still somewhat elusive. And while it's easier to make the diagnosis today than say twenty years ago. It's still far from perfect diagnosis. And a number of other things need to be ruled out. We get into a pretty good discussion around the pharmacotherapy pipeline. There are at this time over a hundred drugs in the regulatory pipeline for testing. And we get into a discussion of where they are in that phase and what they're targeting. We discuss specifically a drug called out of canada mob. Which is a monoclonal antibody directed at amyloid beta. And at the time of this podcast. It is very tenuously awaiting. Fda approval a decision that should be rendered on june seventh. This is a very important moment for the research community because if approved it would be the first drug approved both as a monoclonal antibody and secondly as a drug that is a disease modifying drug as opposed to a symptom based drug which is currently. All we have in the quiver. We conclude the discussion by talking about what it means to age in a healthy way. And i think this is the part that probably has the broadest application. Because even if you don't develop alzheimer's disease you will age. That is inevitable and the insights that amanda provides here are going to be valuable for everyone. I certainly feel that way myself so without further delay. Please enjoy my conversation with dr. Amanda thank you so much for making time to chat with me today from the first time i heard you speak. I knew i wanted to have you on the podcast. You probably don't even remember when that was do you..
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"The goal that i have which is to educate people to understand economics and understand the damage that the federal reserve in the. Us government are doing to the economy. I think gunnlaug understands the damage that that is being done and he knows that. I am doing an excellent job of communicating these mistakes to the public and i think he can help me reach an even larger audience and maybe even reach an audience. That may be in a position to make a difference. I know there are some people think. Oh you know. He's he doesn't want to admit he listens to you because he's worried that somehow his credibility will be diminished. He doesn't have to worry about that at all. I mean. I remember one time jim cramer on. Cnbc said something. Negative about jeff gone locke and then jeff gunnlaug. I think on twitter said well. I'm just never going to be on cnbc again. If you're going to criticize me. I'm not going to be on your air. And the very next day they forced jim cramer. Basically he had to apologize. Had a comeback crawling on his hands and knees with his tail between his legs is begging forgiveness. A gun lock. Because i'm sure that network came down on him like a ton of bricks because they could not risk having jeff gun. Lock boycott cnbc. Because he's that important of a guest. I mean whenever they have him on they roll out the red carpet. They promoted for days in advance. They give him entire hour to talk. I mean they treat them like royalty. He's the bond king and so maybe he's the reigning king and so. There's nothing that he could say. That would kick him off. Cnbc or any other mainstream media outlet. In fact it would be personally satisfied to me. I would love to see jeff. Gunnlaug mentioned my name on cnbc because nobody else is allowed to mention my name. That's why the last time when he used my analogy when he did the analogy. And i made another youtube video about that running into an old college friend and saying hey how you doing if he would have said to. Cnbc hey you know. Peter schiff has a great analogy to explain. This had he said that on cnbc and stuck it in their faces. Yeah it would have been personally satisfying to me. Because cnbc doesn't think their audience should be listening to peter ship. Because they've they banned me from their air and not that. I even want to go on anymore. I don't if they were to invite me on. I would decline. But the reason they stopped inviting me on is because they don't want their audience to hear any things. I have to say yet. Jeff gun lock is basically saying the same thing and in fact in some cases he's saying the identical thing when he's using my days so if he were to remind the people at cnbc that while they don't want their audience listening to peter schiff that he listened superior shift yes..
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"We've selected for people whose dot product of those two things the best in the world. Yeah if you're looking at elite athletes. They have to have one at least one lottery but they're unlikely to win two lotteries because we're already looking at the point zero zero one percent so it's highly unlikely that you're going to have hit the lottery twice. But so what. The oscars fencing data points to is a different explanation. Which is that. there's actually a trade off that if you're optimizing one physiological parameters it may come at the cost of the other physiological parameter that the training he did which we can sort of surmise must have been pretty good for increasing increasing view to max because he got such a high one may have actually been bad for his economy. Not in the sense that his legs were wobbling or he was had bad motion but at a metabolic level and there is a paper published in response to this fence. In case study reanalyzing his data and pointing to a potential cell level explanation of what's happening to certain enzymes that are given point the biochemistry. Frankly is beyond me to fully understand. But basically what they're saying is if you're doing a lot of training that requires very high like view to max level outputs. Your metabolism in your cells need to make choices to produce high output instead of to be as efficient as possible and over time. That's what you'll get better at and you'll lose that efficiency and so you'll pay us light penalty for optimizing your training for to max. Yeah so that was kind of my take which was not knowing more about his training. Was what would happen if you took that engine. If you took that that genetic gift and instead of maximizing on via to max and pushing him from a guy that gets out of bed in the morning or falls off a log at seventy four is a freak of nature but instead of pushing him to ninety six you train him and he'd he'd get up to eighty five or ninety. Maybe but you put much more effort into zone to where your right at lactate of two so you push him and by the way for him. That would be like if you looked. I remember looking in the paper and applied physiology. I mean you know. He's spending a lot of time in the four hundred watt range but he could have probably been in the sort of three hundred to about the three hundred watt range where he's still just under two millimeters mole of lactate but he's dramatically increasing mighty conrail efficiency and if that represented two thirds of his volume. Yes he'd have lower. Voc to max but he might have been better cyclist certainly putting on hindsight spectacles. I agree but whatever he did. He paid too high a price for that view to max just by definition. It didn't work out and again. We don't know exactly what his training was. But that makes a lot of sense to me. And i think i think it sort of agrees and you've talked a lot about this but with the sort of prevailing wisdom among endurance athletes. Is that yeah you know. Eighty percent of your training should be easy conversational pace. And what means you use to figure out what pace that is may vary. But he needed to be doing something. That was gonna worst not penalize efficiency as much as he did. I just remember even as an adult. Like whenever i wanted to go and have a v o two max test for ego. You wanted it to be as high as it could like. I would alternate training for four weeks and lose a couple of kilos like it's lose two kilos and start doing four to six minute all out intervals. That was the recipe for raising. Vio to max so abandoned all low end and it's four minutes all out six minutes mild but those are killing workouts those really crush you so yeah. There was just like kind of a formula to make it happen. So so let's let's get now and talk about something you've also written about that. I find completely amazing from a physiologic standpoint. Which is the sub to attempt and the incredible effort of kept jogi. So i don't even know where to begin this story but again. Let's just assume for a moment. That listeners aren't familiar with who kept showbiz is aren't even familiar with the difference between an official marathon versus a contrived nike marathon. The start from the beginning. Okay so the very beginning. I'll give you the the media longer story very beginning. Is that in two thousand fourteen. I wrote an article for runner's world. It was like ten pages long spent months on it analyzing the prospects for a sub two hour marathon and talking to a bunch of experts crunching data blah blah blah. What would it take. And the at the end of that article. My prediction was that it would be physiologically possible to run us up to our marathon and that it would happen sometime around. Twenty seventy five so that. That was my context. And i'll take ownership of the prediction. But that's the general sense. Was that yeah. It's possible but it's not going to happen for a long time and just to be clear. Alex what was the world record at the time. And did your prediction speak to an official marathon or any form of marathon. Yeah yeah so. I was thinking will marathons are currently run although in my article. What i said is look if it's going to happen it's going to happen on an optimized course you. You're not just going to go to any old course so you're going to choose. A course that optimizes temperature optimizes terrain optimizes curvature. So there's a lot of things you knew right away. The way marathons were run and mostly continue to be run. There's fat on the bone in a way that there isn't in sports like track or if you look at the tour de france there's fat on the but no one cares about the time compared to track cycling where everything is optimized so marathons. Are this kind of anomaly. Where they're run in a tour de france style in a very uncontrolled environment with which differs from from race to race. And yet we care about time. And i think that's maybe an anachronism that's gonna fade away a little bit as we realized that you know you can. You can run a lot faster if you optimize the course but anyway tends to your questioned. The world record was two. Oh two fifty. Seven by dennis meadow so we're talking three minutes away from sub two if you say. How long did it take us to come down three minutes. Well in the mid was nineteen eighty-six. The world record was two. Oh six fifty bible. I need an symbol. So we're talking a timescale. Eighty six nine call it thirty years to go four minutes. Yeah exactly and of course. The things are getting optimized as we go so the kurt you expect the curve to be leveling out there's less and less low hanging fruit to get so in two thousand sixteen. I got an assignment from runner's world to go report on this top secret nike project. It was something they called breaking too. It's a race. They held in spring of twenty seventeen and their mission was basically they'd spent about two or three years twenty people full-time working on it. Trying to engineer a sub two hour marathon and so they had started with a huge talent. Search they they sponsor a large fraction of the world's best runners so they brought twenty something of their best runners to labs to measure their the to max in their economy and various other things and pick three runners and then they went around the world testing possible courses. They ended up settling on a formula one race track in northern italy. There was monza. It was with a which i think is where the highest speed ever reached on a on. A single app is there. I'm obsessed with formula one so if you If you're interested monza is the fastest formula one circuit you. You don't look at the maximum speed. You look at the.
"peter" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"In the world i mean you have other people who are against it neural rabin any you know Jim rickards jim. Rogers warren buffett. I mean there's a long list of people you know who completely dismiss it and say it's a fraud it's a con but i don't think anybody is as popular as me if you look at all the memes out there. It's i'm the one that everybody's making fun of. I am the laughing stock of the bitcoin community. So much. talk to me. I mean if he's now if he's coming off his high mark of being big engineer this billionaire. Who's you know making electric cars and you know spaceships. And he's now a big promoter of bitcoin and trying to claim that it's better than gold. I'm the guy that he should be having a conversation with in a clubhouse and of course what if he convinces me i mean what if what if he says something because ultimately if bitcoin is going to succeed at replacing gold. You're going to have to convince me. And people like me to accept it right and so this is an opportunity. Hey maybe we can get peter schiff. Let's take a shot. You know people keep saying well peter's never gonna like bitcoin because he's biased because he sells gold gold selling goal. this shift. Gold is a side business. it's a small percentage of my income. And i much so stubborn that if somebody can actually prove to me that i'm wrong i would admit it if some could actually prove hey. Bitcoin is better than gold and prove it to me. I mean that's okay. And of course a lot of the people who think that you should bitcoin. They also think that you should own gold. I mean it doesn't mean. I have to stop selling gold because i embrace bitcoin. I mean there's a lot of people that say. You gotta go as well as total meaning. Hold onto your goal. hold onto your silver. i mean look if elon. Musk is going to bill rocket ships. he's probably going to be using some gold silver and his electric cars. So you know. I'm a big target convinced me and all the dominoes are gonna fall right so if you're a big bitcoin guy get peter schiff on board. Get me to accept. Bitcoin and you you accomplish a lot. You know..
"peter" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"Six cents getting close to twenty eight dollars an ounce now for the price of silver. See i think what are the things that's driving silver to is that it's moving as an industrial metal as well as a precious metal because it's the industrial metals that are really leading the charge right now and so silver is kind of in the middle. It's part industrial and part precious. And so it's moving on its industrial components but once we start to see the bid coming in for gold as a precious metal than silver is going to enjoy that bit as well. I think it's gonna keep going up as an industrial metal but be supercharged as a precious metal. And i think you're really gonna see a spectacular move up in gold and silver and we saw that today in the silver mining stocks. There are a lot of silver companies today that were up ten percent or more on the day so very very strong day for some of these stocks. Gold stocks were up. I mean it was nice to see him up nothing spectacular but the gd did manage to gain four and a half percent on the day the gts jay. Which has some of those junior. Minors was up almost six percent on the day. So it's a good start. But i think it's it's small relative to what's coming in fact. Us dollar was also weaker across the board today. The dollar index finished down point three just about ninety even point nine zero on the dollar index. This really is right out support and it looks to me like we could break through that support level and fall quite a bit from here and in fact the reason that we had the pullback in gold and the reason that goal there's not moving up with all these industrial metals is because of this narrative that i've been discussing on the podcast that this stronger than expected economic recovery powered by government. Stimulus is going to result in the fed raising interest rates sooner than everybody expects and that tighter monetary policy is going to make the dollar. Go up and it's going to be a strengthening dollar that is going to weaken goal except one of the main flaws in that narrative other than the fact that the economy isn't strong. It's a bubble and the fed's not going to let the air out of its own. Bubble is the fact that the dollar eight going up despite the rise in long-term interest rates and the rise in commodity prices. The dollars not going up. It's right on the floor now. Maybe it's the belief that rate hikes are coming and they're going to strengthen the dollar maybe that's providing some temporary support for the dollar. Maybe if it wasn't for the fact that so many people on wall street believe something is going to happen. That's not gonna happen. Maybe it's that belief that's been temporarily propping up the dollar but the key is how much longer can it happen and once the dollar defies expectations and starts to fall despite rising interest rates despite rising commodity prices. Then gold has a lot of cash up to do because all the people who have been selling gold based on this false narrative are going to have to rush to buy it back. The only problem is is going to be a lot more expensive..
"peter" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"They actually caused the opposite. The more people who are productively employed the lower. The prices are. Because if you're employed productively you are aiding in the production of goods and services so the greater the supply of goods and services the lower the price. The problem is when you have people who aren't employed productively spending money. That's what's driving the prices up. But it's because the money they're spending is coming from the government so these high levels of unemployment are big problem because a lot of these unemployed people are spending more money today than they were spending. When they had jobs. I've talked about this on this podcast. We have retail sales going through the roof. even though people don't have paychecks. Well what do they got their getting checks from the government instead of from an employer but when they get a check from the employer. It's for their help in producing goods and services when they get a check from the government. They don't do anything right. And the only reason those government checks aren't bouncing is because the federal reserve is monitoring the deficits otherwise they would bounce so if you're just spending government money and of course if you get a government job right. Most government jobs aren't productive. But where's the money coming from to pay these government workers if it's not coming out of their productivity again. It's coming from the fed reserve. So that is what is driving higher prices. It's not that we have too. Many people working is that we don't have enough people working and we have too many people working non-productive jobs getting paid by the government. And all of this is going to get much much worse when we pass this one point nine trillion dollar stimulus package which of course the price tag is going far exceed. One point nine trillion. Because again they are not looking at the moral hazard that these spending programs create and as a result a lot more money is going to end up being spent than is being budgeted. If you're a business owner you don't need me to tell you that..
"peter" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"Though mentioning some of my social media sites i really did pick up a lot of followers on my various platforms in twenty twenty. And so hopefully all of this momentum will continue in twenty twenty one. The biggest social media platform being my youtube channel now has over four hundred and five thousand subscribers shift clips the one. I just started still only fifty two hundred. I thought the video just put up of me reading my son. Preston's christmas list. I thought by releasing that on shift clips. I would get a lot more people subscribing i did it and so i ended up copying the video because i really liked it and i wanted people to see it and i realized that not that many people were seeing it on shift clips so i put it up on my main youtube channel. Of course it got way more views so if you haven't watched that video check it out but if you haven't subscribed to shift clips subscribe to that youtube channel. Because i wanted to be able to put out a content exclusive to that channel. But i want people to see it so i got to have people subscribing to it to get the notification that the new videos are out so make it a new year's resolution for you to subscribe to shift clips my next i think Biggest platform was twitter. I now have almost three hundred twenty thousand twitter followers. So i'm really starting pick up my pace on twitter. I'm using that platform a lot. More still don't have a blue checkmark. I still haven't been verified by twitter. I'm wondering if i could actually get to a million followers without having check mark. We'll see but if you're not following me on twitter follow me and tell your friends and apparently that is where my bitcoin influence is coming from is coming from my twitter account. So at least somebody is paying attention to my tweets. I just wish that people actually were paying more attention to them instead of just criticizing them then. I got facebook facebook. You know. I've been on facebook for a long time. I'd not using that platform as much. Maybe i'll try to pick it up. I only have one hundred thirty five thousand followers on facebook. So if you're not a friend of mine on facebook you might want to add to that and helped me beef up those followers. The newest one is instagram. I didn't even have an instagram account. When the year began. I introduced it. Maybe midway into the year. And i've got almost sixty five thousand people. Now that are following me on instagram. We are putting out a lot of content on instagram. A lot of stuff a lot of really really good stuff on instagram. So my goal was really to make that a more meaningful vehicle for me. So if you're not following me on instagram and obviously a lot of people are not because it's only sixty five thousand then follow me you know. Make data new year's resolution as well. Follow peter schiff on instagram. And then try to get as many other people to follow me on instagram as well anyway. That's it for today. I wanna wish everybody again. A very very happy and healthy new year in two thousand twenty one. It's been a long twenty twenty a lot of content. I've done a lot of podcast this year. Probably going to do as many maybe even more in two thousand and twenty one. I think is going to actually be a very very big year for my investment strategy. I think it's going to be a very bad year for the dollar. On which means it's going to be a very good year for foreign stocks emerging markets gold everything that i've been positioning myself and my clients for for the past decade. I think we're really going to get paid in a big way in twenty twenty one and twenty twenty. One is not at the end of this..