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US airlines still piling up losses but say demand is rising
"Hi Mike Rossi reporting U. S. airlines are still piling up losses due to the downturn in air travel US airlines continue to bleed cash because of reduced travel due to the corona virus pandemic American Airlines reported Thursday a loss of two point four billion dollars in the third quarter Southwest Airlines reported it lost one point one six billion dollars the third quarter of the year is typically a strong period for air travel because it includes most of the summer vacation season added to earlier losses reported by delta and United the four largest US airlines have lost at least ten billion dollars in each of the last two quarters I might cross yeah
High stakes for Trump, Biden heading into final debate
"For a final time before election day president trump and Joe Biden will face each other tonight in the final presidential debate their first debate was the most chaotic in memory yes is the rather still left would use and full of interruptions and flashes of anger American University professor Jason Mollica wonders if it will look at different tonight in Nashville will be actually speak on issues as opposed to yelling each other as he trails in the national polls trump advisers are urging the president to be less aggressive and put Biden in the spotlight hoping the front runner cuts into his own lead while final debates often play an outsize role in election outcomes this is different more than forty two million people have already voted and there are far fewer undecided voters left at that at this point four years ago sadr make ani Washington
President Trump Leaks 60 Minutes Interview Footage — Including the Moment He Walked Out
"And you see what's going on. You see? I won't get nervous over there. You know, the deep state Democrats are these people that we've been dealing with getting a little bit nervous Earth. There's your president, boom boom. I said it was like, boom! Boom. What What is he talking about? In the night air. It was like, okay, he's trying to make the case for himself. I'm keeping the terrorists, jihadists and violent extremists the hell out of our country and its okay. She we would like to. I would like to keep the jihadist out of the country. If you're all right with you, Katie, Can you play the clip from the media? Can you pull that up? I sent it to Union Diem's So This is going to react in real time to this, but, you know The suggestion was out there that Donald Trump stormed out of the 60 Minutes interview. And Trump said the Trump either trump himself for the Trump team was like, Well, we videoed the whole thing. And if you're going to continue, Tio misinterpret or miss communicate what actually took place here? We'll just release our Whole video of this and people conjugate themselves. So now the stuff is starting to trickle out here. And it gives you the opportunity to judge for yourself. There's there's a little video that play. I figured that's fine. I mean, you've got Leslie Stall with 60 minutes. How long has she been with 60 minutes? 60 years 60 years, and she's interviewing President Trump. And you know, the 60 minutes has done an interview with Joe Biden. It was very comfy and cozy as they all have been. And you could just tell that the president doesn't really love the tone and the tenor Katie Good. Avery, Look, the evidence is overwhelming. And attorney general bars great degree there very long. I get to see what's gonna happen because I purposely like to say You know what? I don't like to get it. I can have one, but I want to get involved. But I think they've been very, very lucky. Attorney General Bar is in general. You know, I didn't wish you brought up a lot of, she says. I didn't want to have this kind of interview. That's that's an important part of where this heads because, you know, I didn't want to have this kind of interview. Well, what kind of interview? Does anybody go it Like At What point did you find out what His favorite flavor of cupcake is? Come on. We all know that You won't like the interview that people want to watch the reason people are watching 60 minutes, so you can get the interview that everybody expects from Donald Trump. Nobody wants to be pleasantly surprised by Donald Trump. That's not even on the menu. You're not gonna turn into Donald Trump trumps interview on 60 minutes to be like Wow. I hope that this is really pleasant, full of softball questions when you brought up a lot of subjects that they were broke. Let's begin your first questions. This is going to be tough questions. Well, you said your first statement was president. Don't you know your first This is gonna be tough questions. I don't like that. You set up the interview and say that Let's have a lovely interview, and here's what I do. So you don't know you. I saw your interview with the guy I was in jail. The interview, 60 minutes I see chilled by giving softball after so I've seen one of those interviews. He's never been in question. That's hard, but you start with the excuse me less than you started with. Your first date. Are you ready for tough questions? Lastly, 117. This is the first warning. That is until we have well. I think we have a way way. I think we have enough interview, okay? Let's go meet for two seconds. So that's that right? There is how they suggested. That Donald Trump stormed out of this interview.
What happens to all the other COVID-19 candidates when the first one is approved?
"Now we have staff writer John Cohen. He wrote a story this week about an interesting question what happens to all the other covid nineteen vaccine candidates when the first one is approved. Hi John. Hi. Sarah. How are you? I'm good. He could be let's be honest. We're both sick of the pandemic. Yeah. Absolutely. Let me leave my house that my child leave the house. That's all I want to normal. Yeah. Normal. Let's talk about vaccine candidates. How many are in studies now under study now and what does the trial landscape look like at this moment? Know they're forty two in human clinical trials according the WHO list? The World Health Organization doesn't update list that was as of October second in there about two hundred in development. Of, the forty two in clinical trials tanner in the last stage of efficacy trials, the phase three, we're going to be mostly talking about what's going on in the US those numbers reflect worldwide vaccine development that's global. The US has four efficacy studies underway right now, and these are all part of what they like to call warp speed all part of operation more speed. Yeah. Yeah and so they're going through trials going through all the same steps, but that could change once one of them gets. Approval, why would something changed about? You know what's going on with the other CO bids scenes? The concern is that the mediocre might be the enemy of the better or the best the way that we've set things up in the United States the food and Drug Administration has a mechanism called an emergency use authorization. It's received a lot of attention because of hydroxy chloroquine because of rim, Desa there, and because of convalescent plasma and because of diagnostic testing, all of those have used this pathway for. Approval and authorization essentially is short of a full approval and it says, Hey, were in an emergency we only minimal data that gives us an idea of this stuff working and then we'll let it be used widely. So why are we worried about the other possible covid nineteen vaccines? If for example, one gets a UA by November I the FDA has said in a document issued in June that the EU a could be issued for fifty percent efficacy. That's a pretty low standard to begin with. As. Soon, as you authorized the use of one vaccine, first of all, this is an ongoing study because they're going to use data for an e you a most likely from an interim analysis someone of axion efficacy trial is scheduled to take six months. An Independent Safety Monitoring Board looks at the data at certain pre scheduled time points in the case of these efficacy trials they look at. The data early based on what they call? It's are basically the end points of the study. The studies are primarily asking the question. Do they prevent symptomatic disease that the number one question they're asking? So that's an event. If somebody gets a symptomatic disease and these trials are scheduled to have one hundred and fifty events to reach their final conclusions, but they're going to take peaks at the data. At fifty events, a net one, hundred events roughly at fifty events a company. If it had strong evidence that the people in the vaccinated group as opposed to the Placebo group were doing better, they could seek you a based on fifty percent efficacy at that moment they ethically in a quandary because the people who are still in this trial, blindly a receiving either vaccine or placebo ethically you could. Argue you've gotTa Blind and tell the people who are receiving. Placebo. We've got a vaccine that looks good. Do you want to get it? So you've undermined that study from reaching it's real and points of one hundred fifty events What's more? Every other study underway has to let the participants know that the US has issued and ethically you have to give people the option of taking a vaccine. The FDA's blessing. People might walk out a trials who are in trials. If you were staging a new clinical trial, you may well have to compare your vaccine to the one that has received the authorization. Well, it's much easier to prove that something is better than nothing. But what if you have a vaccine that's fifty percent effective and that becomes the competitor not a placebo well. Then, this new vaccine let's say it has sixty two percent efficacy. You're comparing sixty two percent to fifty percent not fifty percent zero. It's really hard to see that small difference or even if they're equivalent, let's say they're both fifty percent. So you need a much larger study and it needs to go on for a longer period of time and it costs a lot more money we. Don't have. It's not likely that people involved in trials for other vaccines or even the people in the placebo arm of the one that does get approved would have access to the sack seen. That's a critical consideration. If supply doesn't meet demand, then we have an easy you were only giving outlets twenty million doses to the top priority people healthcare workers then for the people in other. Clinical trials they have no other option. Then the issue is not this great ethical dilemma, but remember were speeding things up with operation more speed in order to pump out three, hundred, million doses of vaccine from one company by as early as the end of January. So this problem, it's not here today because supply doesn't meet demand, but it sure could be here in late. January and. February march April who knows what we're going to have in terms of efficacy data and who knows what we're going to have in terms of trials in their enrollment. Remember we have a couple of trials that have been stopped because of side effects. When you put a trial on hold that means it's not going to reach its end point for even longer and that's happening right now with two of the warp speed vaccines. In your story, we don't want just one vaccine. There's some good reasons to continue to investigate and to look further afield even after one is approved, can you talk about some of those? For one thing we may need different vaccines for different populations. The elderly we know with influenza, they need a much higher dose because their immune systems don't work as well as they age we may need one that's tailored for pregnant women. Pregnant women are GonNA, tolerate a risk factor much much lower than everyone else. You might need a vaccine that simpler to deliver for some parts of the world that doesn't have a cold chain issue or you need to keep it at. MINUS SEVENTY DEGREES CENTIGRADE. You might need a vaccine that's cheaper for many countries even though it's maybe sixty two percent versus sixty, eight percent effective, it might be a better deal at the end of the day because more people can get it for the amount of money you have on top of all that we want a lot of vaccines because more vaccines means more supply we have an insurance policy of something goes wrong at a manufacturing plant. If a side effect crops up when it goes into wider use, we have this backup of other vaccines. So there are loads of reasons why we want a whole portfolio vaccines ultimately to prove safe effective. That's the. Case that you have to make to participants people who might be involved in trials. Do you think it's going to be effective? Do you think people are gonNA still volunteer to get a vaccine or not vaccine that hasn't been approved? You put your finger on a really important issue and that's who enrolls in a vaccine trial why it's not like you have cancer that's going to kill you and you're enrolling in a trial because you've exhausted all medicines and you're hoping beyond hope that this new treatment will work and Save Your Life. That's a completely different motivation to join a trial. Then a vaccine when you are healthy, you're joining this to prevent something from. Happening so ethically, you can argue that well, that person most of these people are doing it for altruistic reasons the really doing it to help other people and you can ethically approach people in a study and say, Hey, look this one vaccine got EU a based on the early data that it's fifty eight percent effective. We'd like to keep you in this trial and it's a blinded study and we promise at the end of the study is one of the bioethicists I interviewed said we promise at the end we're going to give you the better vaccine, but will you stick with this for a while so that we can figure out if the vaccine that isn't For us is worth pursuing going back to your cancer example. There are cases where a clinical trials is happening the people in the treatment group are doing so well that it's no longer ethical to continue to deny that treatment to the placebo arm. That's not what's happening here. It is a different equation, some ethicists. That, even in a vaccine study, a person has a right to know if they're a participant whether they're receiving a placebo vaccine if there is convincing and compelling evidence that the vaccines working but keep in mind too and this is something that I think a lot of people have a hard time getting their heads around wearing a mask and social distancing goes a long way toward protecting you from this virus maybe even more than fifty percent effective vaccine 'cause then you're walking around. With none of this protection or you're not taking it as seriously exactly and that's called behavioral inhibition. If a vaccine leads to behavioral discipline habituation and people dropped their guard, stop wearing masks stop social distancing they may be putting themselves at more risk even though they have a vaccine in their bodies
Trump Accuses '60 Minutes' of 'Takeout' as Interview Clip Airs
"An interview the president did this week telling CBS's Leslie Stall. His administration has done a great job on Cove. It's 11 points for Million people. Wait because the last time what was a little bit just a little bit And this is without cases, you know cases there are also because we do more testing that audio posted to Facebook at really Donald J. Trump coming from a White House camera from a 60 Minutes interview They'll release Sunday the president calling that interview and attempted take out Fox News. Democracy 2020 coverage of the
COVID-19 in Victoria, Australia
"Gratified Friday that's right. Twenty third of Tober pardon the PUN number really pushing towards the grand finale Victoria in terms of stamping out the lost. Stubborn pots of coronavirus is still spreading down there. Yes, and there's clearly still virus around in the northeast corridor. Expected of totally disappeared from there and the pop up clinic, and that's that's the way it's going to go forward US way it's going New South Wales in Swiss going to go forward in Victoria and it's a good thing that they're onto its and jumping onto things quickly. So what we're looking forward to on Sunday from Andrews hopefully is certainly moving forward the restriction relaxations he talked about November I this weekend, but I suspect you might see but more than that in terms of. Restaurants spars that sort of thing where you just might see a speeding up or much more much better defined pathway to those opening up in the near future because Victoria is in pretty good shape we did he gets day battle outbreak in a housing block area in Melbourne is this just like we don't need a look down to get on top of those riot if the public health machine is working better now than it was before the and also if you've got the community onside and they're willing to cooperate because the realized the implications of very much larger knock time. So it's the fuel for the fires. When people are living in densely populated circumstances so it could spread incredibly quickly. So going to get on top to get on top of it quickly, but the capacity to do so is much better and there's less distraction around in Victoria. There's a lot of distraction around when you those terrible outbreaks in addition to the other outbreaks in abattoirs and elsewhere in Victoria there's. A lot going on towards the last time there outbreaks in those densely populated towerblocks these days the capacity is there to focus more and have fewer distractions around because there's so much less virus circulating the virus is circulating you know where it's come from right and so I sort of moving towards our kind of steady state of figuring out our relationship with this virus here. And hopefully, looking at opening up our internal borders at some stage in the near future. WHAT ABOUT INTERNATIONAL BORDERS? There's still lots of Australians overseas. There's. All. Students. WanNa come here. Tourism operators here are really struggling and I'm sure there's some. Really want to go overseas as well. WH- should've reopening paddle clack for Ustralia more broadly. Well, it's a very complicated landscape. You Go to feel for these thirty odd thousand students who went back many of them are quite unwell. Don't be exposed to covid nineteen in the places where they're at and they desperately want to get home to their families and they feel cut off. The problem is that we tend to have a one-size-fits-all to our overseas entries and it should be possible to open up a more strategic way if the politics would allow it and I'm not blaming the politicians here is a difficult situation and you've got to do something about stranded. Australians. Overseas. But a lot of them are in countries which have a high prevalence of SARS covy to like the UK European, the US and places like that. Tends to be where strain school some of them are in Asia and lower prevalence countries. So when you're sending a Qantas plane over to London to pick up people, you're bringing back in the plane presumably, they could take three or four hundred people bringing back hundred and seventy five because the crews got to be protected and the people on board to be protected bear in mind that all of the tens of thousands of who've already. Return the only been three or four hundred infections in. Australia. Yes. We hear about the movie dates true but it's low numbers trouble with that is as we've seen Victoria, you only need one episode of escape from Whole Hotel, it's not the family escaped by the virus did circumstances and you've got a real problem on your hands. So the risk is high, but the risk is particularly high when you're bringing back people from high prevalence countries. You've got a lot of international students in China. You'd have to exclude those in India because that's a high prevalence country but China is a low prevalence country. The should be a way of bringing back international students quite soon from China with judicious testing intensive testing, maybe limited quarantine with intensive testing, and there are ways of doing that but perhaps turning over halls of residence colleges to their limited quarantine that you might. Introduce Singapore certainly New Zealand. Pacific. Islands that you could open up these places quite quickly, and of course, if a stranger stranded there, those would be your first priority. You could probably stand up on this plane over and fill it up particularly wear masks and bring it back with a far more than one hundred, seventy, five on board, and almost a full complement of passengers. Because the risk is so low, so should be possible to a risk adjusted system where for safe areas, you have one way of managing it and from high-risk is another and this probably no alternative if you're living in the UK or Europe and want to get back to coming back on a on a very low load plane. So this is different to travel bubble. Is that it's a bit more like you still have to quarantine, but it's just not does we don't have to have as high stringency because the risk is lower it needs a lot of thought it's not straightforward and the highest priority has to be stranded strings overseas. It's just intolerable that we don't solve that problem and it's a bipartisan shoes not party political but equally. Doing. This, which minimizes the risk from already low-risk countries. The should be a way to manage risk more carefully an a nuanced way depending on where people are coming from. So it's not an open bubble, but it is a lower intensity of corn team. So let's take some questions from audience and what better way to rip through a few to do him as a quickfire Friday round you ready ready to go now. Jeffries asking you mentioned the other day that masks need to be washed at sixty degrees Celsius to make sure the virus free but domestic hot water services limited to fifty degrees. So I wanted to be hand washing his cloth masks in water hated in the kettle or what I think that random mackel worked find that sixty degrees was what did the work but you'll find that detergent in warm water should do it the same way it's just that extended washing cycle I think. So fifty degrees, sixty degrees who knows whether it makes any difference the. Point that Ryan McIntosh was making here is a quick rinse in the hand basin. There's not enough specimens a farmer and wants to know why if humans contracted card from animals? Why are the mammals supposedly don't get the virus and has anyone bothered to test shaped cattle pigs and so on record low testing of animals corona there's a lot of coronavirus infection in animals. Pigs get a similar co diseased covid nineteen, and in fact, there is a pig vaccine as far as I'm aware to a respiratory syndrome similar to covid nineteen, but it's not SARS coffee to. are lower than will species have been tested and not find to carry this dogs can be infected but don't seem to retain the virus very well whereas cat. stew. Agricultural, animals don't seem to be a big problem to corona virus is prevalent in lots of different species. This person's flying to dial in from CD next week's visit family added about it. What precautions should they take for the flight? Well, I think for any flight my view is that you should wear a mask threat flight and just be careful about hygiene and Qatar saves on Colonel Cast a few days ago when you flush the toilet. Religious so you don't have an erase allies. And I think this question is asking about sewage testing how can test for the virus with all those millions of latest of water and other chemicals and just take a small test tube and still be able to identify the virus Yup it's mind boggling but they're able to genetically to actually look for the fragments of the virus I think that this is done with antibodies that pickup the virus, and then lie top when they've picked up the. Joys a big fan of Corona cast and her son is a paramedic in London and has had a very mild case of covid nineteen. But she's heard recently that everyone who gets five nineteen has long lasting effects in the front of their brain. Is this true please cleared up her because she's worried you can stop worrying Joe it's far from through a percentage of people do get long-term. Effects. And it's really not known yet what the percentage is, but it's not the of people and one more question Norman Magin one infectious person walks into a room with ten others spends a considerable amount of time seven, get the virus and three. Why don't those three becoming victim? Is it because I got better immune systems probably just the play of chance, but it could be that you've got some genetic. To the virus always somebody in society with a new virus, who's got genetic resistance to that virus by the play of chance, these are mysteries to which we don't know could be that they just didn't inhale quite as many viral particles as others who knows it is a difficult question hasn't indeed uses it. Just another one of the many mysteries that still surround covid nineteen
Jennifer Lawrence Confronts Anderson Cooper
"You guys been missing Jennifer Lawrence because I definitely have we haven't seen her much recently, but she is back. She hasn't changed a bit. She still holds nothing back. In fact, she's talking about that infamous fall at the Oscars and why is set off of nasty little battle between her and Anderson Cooper listen to what Jennifer said on Heather McMahon's absolutely not podcast. I'm sorry but interesting Coober I saw him on. CNN. Lee. Three days later saying like what she'd obviously the ball and it was so devastated this horrific humiliation to me that like took away like I don't know ever have a chance to give a speech that again I saw him at a Christmas party and I let him know my friend told me that they was. But he apologized and I think I think we're good friends now. Do you think I wanted to fall getting Oscar but I remember when I led with was have you ever tried to walk upstairs in a ball gown? Right. So then how do you know like I with that? He apologized. Oh my gosh. Okay. I gotta go straight. Ahead some pesky reporters. To write stories sometimes, it's so weird. I haven't been in therapy about it for years now anyway, what was the question? is you see this particular person which I know loves you so much Is and you got to run into him or her at a party. What would you WanNa do would you talk to her? Would you say something? Oh my God I feel like I've envisioned this interaction first of all shot to Heather McMahon because I love her she is hilarious hilarious. I am obsessed with her so I'm happy for her that she got J. Lo on her podcast I feel like. Jay Jay said Jay Lop. I said. On kidding. I wouldn't mess up but. I will say I've had visions of maybe approaching certain people that write things and I think it really depends on the alcohol consumption. Cooper I right. I would go to Anderson Cooper because he's a respectable journalist, he made a nasty remark. You know you're getting an apology out of him but some of these other bitches are a little nuts. So I don't know I don't WanNa fuel anymore fire. So it depends it depends one hundred percent i. think that's a very good point you have to know who you're dealing with because if it's somebody who really doesn't like you and you get that five, a day could very easily turn the story around and write a whole other article saying crazy Morgan or crazy. Kisha. Came up in screen that man apart. But the other thing they if they're already writing crazy thing, they can write it regardless you scream are not. So. That's also true. I would say you've got to follow your gut and I completely agree with more again it depends on how many drinks of the consumed evening, how you're going to approach because you know sometimes yeah. You know there's certain like the GENITA- Crown, it may go let. Me Go left. It also depends on who's with you right. If my husband was with me see, my husband gets much more fired up than I do and I know you might find that surprising but he would be the one that would literally do me to say something I think you should say something you should call that did out and. I'm usually the one that's like, no, no, no. No let's just let it calm down. But if I'm getting like talked up into it, then I might yeah, pay south. Yeah versus if I have someone that's like, it's not worth the babe just to let's just go over here I'll be like. All right. You GotTa have your backup backup. Yeah. You got to have the right height man. If you're wanting to do it, it's got to be someone that's GonNa go up with you and have your back no matter what comes out of your mouth but. It's also good in these situations with somebody who's not necessarily your friend to be as composed as possible but I think when you're so heated already. Interaction, never goes as well as you want it to. and. All. Thank you. Scream at them. Yeah. I'm GonNa, say real quick. I think also even better way to handle this have a good woman someone who could do your dirty work for you. So you don't have to be the one that goes says us that this Lella you can have them do it and then your hands clean.
Forget Antitrust Laws. To Limit Tech, Some Say a New Regulator Is Needed.
"Story out of the New York Times on the big tech companies and whether or not antitrust law can actually handle what needs to be done with these big companies who can't existing law handle entered. You need some sort of new organization that can react quickly. Chuck. I want to make comparisons the financial industry because obviously we both operate in it, and it is incredibly heavily regulated. Could you imagine a cross I public private industry like Finn Ra popping up to regulate the tech industry. And am I completely misreading how that would work. Why I don't I don't think it's necessary. A I I I look at it and I say, you know they are. There are existing rules that can be dealt with. But I think it is also a fair critique that it does take You know the sea and the the FTC years to put things into place and sometimes private organizations that are looking As a regulatory body for the entire industry can sometimes act faster. I guess where I from where I sit. Like what if you are What's the incentive leg again? To this point? There still has been no major regulatory push, like the Google thing. Okay, like we'll see where it goes. But like If I'm one of these companies, all of my lobbying money is paid off with no real regulation for me, So why would I voluntarily build it when I could just spend the money to avoid the regulation? I'm not thinking that the companies are going to propose it. But I'm wondering if it's necessary from a government perspective to create something new. I I'm skeptical. Well, that's me. Fair enough.
UCL Shock-tar for Real Madrid
"Start, we don meltdown in Madrid thaw shocked shocked by we'd be so good and Writers. Joining us is Alex Kirkland Alex. Let's get right into it. What happened. I mean what happened was a disastrous five minutes of POCO from. Real. Madrid that I saw from them was one of the worst. I can remember to be honest it was a defensive horror show off against the shack talk team who let's not forget what may say six first choice players and a number of substitute says well, row without second reynolds the CAP team at it was just they fell off the conceding that I go they went completely to pieces gossamer spend back in the second off and pulled it back to three to lake your ruled out but that one make any once again just how bad they were in that I just bad. The. Made. Some big decisions with a view towards the classical at the weekend. He leaves out and he got lauded for leaving out crews and Ben's. Alex, I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt a tiny bit because I say, Hey, it shocked are minus six. You're at home you're motivated because you had a stinker last week and against God and deserve to lose. Maybe this is a Good Game Benza and crows today off right. The problem is when Bensimon doesn't play the team, just don't function in attack a loop. Yovich again, last night he had one pray tame header on saw and that was the throughout the day and he was. As. Roma, chasing the comeback which tells you everything you need to know cross you could understand may be giving him a a great by the problem is with Raimondo ready missing can you really leave out these other subpoenas if the of the team nine know the Ramos isn't always a nice consistent defend that but you have to heat has been that he's got a slight meet problems. He wouldn't have let the game just get away from the way didn't stop and the this. I mean Rafael Veran. Dreadful and this is the session dreadful Champions League game in a row for him because let's not forget he was to blame but both goals they began. In the summer alongside etta mealy Tout Stewart looks nothing like being worth fifty million euros around with Chip Light Volume Marcello I love Marcelo it to be honest like. An ex player he kind of jumped the shark awhile ago. s the Monday was laid out. Position was appropriate. You want to go away with any any credit on the right hand side courtois, dot them out of trouble a couple times it wasn't just the tall maitree chances and took them. Three one on ones the coach manager save over the course of the nineteen minutes. So it could have been even worse I mean less season they lost. The game of the Champions League in Paris they had a really rocky start. This is didn't. On yeah, they came back. They weren't playing Schachter. Owner but let me finish this. Season so I don't think. A rocky a shaky start like this one is anything new for Sodano, for the club however I you Janis making mistakes I think the players only are not up to the task mentally physically and technically as a group not forget didn't sign anyone in the summer. A few of the players left Bahamas pressure is really under Alex because he's done of course and everything that he's achieved as a player and manager that club is huge but that's two defeats in a row obese two different competition, and then the classic the weekend will happen if they lose is three in a row. Or do you still think that still has enough credit in the bank to two last regardless of what happens on the weekend? Of course, he's calling credit in the bank. He's got more credit than anyone because what you've done by do you think he doesn't situation is somewhat unique because even though he's won two titles as a coach, even though you on those three genders lease in a row, there are still some nagging questions I think and legitimate questions about aspects of of the jump that he does and some people and least includes people at the club at Rome Madrid at the. Question exactly how good coaches to spy everything that he's not in terms of trophies one I don't think there's any risk of him being sacked in the short sample, but we'd see Dan would say is that you can never entirely ruled out the rescue him deciding to walk away if things aren't going well, and if he feels like he's not the right man for the joke is surprised when away lost time having just wonder champion slate a milk expect that to happen right now by. Signing the we can discount entirely. This is very different. Coach doesn't necessarily need you get. He doesn't need it in the same way that other coaches to. Feels like I say he's not the right map for the talk. If you will I I completely agree that he would walk like getting say like Oh goodness can go I mean. Again he said like tomorrow is GonNa be Sunny. Who who can come up with you feel I listen I would point out that when he walked away last time, it's because two of his superstars neither films there anymore both of through. Hissy, fits through toys out of the Pram after the game and he said I. Have enough of that.
Giuliani shown in hotel bedroom scene in new ‘Borat’ film
"Funny. Is Rudy Giuliani you after tipping off tabloids 200 Biden's emails, The president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is now the subject of his own media controversy for being Unknowingly featured in the New Borat sequel. As embargo for the film, which is titled Or at subsequent movie film delivery of Prodigious Bride to American regime for make benefit once glorious nation of Kazakhstan lifted ahead of the movie's premiere, the embargo was lifted and people have seen now this scene. Where Rudy Giuliani is point and prank bad. The character of Borat's daughter He's seen conducting an interview with Rudy Giuliani before the two of them move into a bedroom of a hotel suite for a drink. Once in the room, which is rigged with secret cameras. The woman removes 76 year old Rudy Giuliani's microphone while he fiddles with his shirt, and then he lies down on the bed and reaches Into his pants. And that is cut that it doesn't go any further than that, because Borat runs into the room and says she's 15 she stole for you, and now she's not 15. 2020 24 something and an actress, the actress playing Borat's daughter, who is supposed to be posing as a far right journalist. Eyes, actually at 24. Rudy Giuliani says. I was not reaching into my pants to play. I was Tucking in my shirt really long, long shirt. You know, Lights Way down like you. Do you lay down to tuck in your shirt.
John Gorman Discusses the Use of Opportunity Zones to Address Social Determinants
"To the healthcare policy podcast on the host. David. Intra Cosso. During this podcast saw discussed efforts to address social determinants of health with John Gorman chairman of the nightingale partners and founder and former Executive Chairman of Gorman Health Group. John Welcome to the program. Thanks David. Great to be here. especially with another native DC guy here most welcome John's by is, of course, posted on the podcast website. Briefly on background, the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic has exposed. The country's failed to adequately address the social determinants of health. Generally defining health access and quality education, economic circumstances, food security, social conditions, and environmental factors. It is estimated that where people live work and socialize determines as much as sixty percent of their health status. Whereas formal medical care accounts for just ten percent. For example concerning. Circumstances forty years of wage stagnation among lower income earners has left forty five percent of working age Americans. With either no health care insurance for insurance without a pocket expenses so high. They avoid sinking care went for example, they developed covid nineteen related symptoms. Healthcare policy makers have slowly begun to take an interest in addressing sto ages as a way to improve health delivery by increasing increasing appropriate utilization and reducing costs. For example, Medicare, advantage plans which enroll more than one third of all Medicare beneficiaries have recently been given regulatory authority to offer Ma benificiary supplemental benefits beyond medical care such as mail deliveries, home modifications, and Personal Care Services. With beginning, discuss, addressing, social determine, specifically use of what are termed opportunities zones. Again. John Gorman. So Jon with that as background. Louis. Begin by asking if you could provide a brief overview of nightingale. Sure David Nangle partners is one of these weird opportunities zone funds that came out of trump's big tax giveaway bill It was actually Cory Booker's program that was designed to encourage investment in real estate and disadvantaged communities and I was sitting on my ass retired last spring and got a notification that the irs had just completely revamped the rags to allow opportunities own capital to be used not just for real estate investment. But also for leases one portly for working capital or for meeting the business requirements of a new company inside one of the nine thousand roughly nine thousand opportunities zones around the country and those opportunities owns David are all. Severely, economically disadvantaged and more importantly medically underserved, and because the irs allowed now opportunities own capital to be used for working capital for meeting business requirements. That's what opened the door to allow us to use opportunities on Capitol to make large scale investments in social determinants of health intervention. So nightingale partners with insurers with health systems with large medical groups to finance design launch, and where necessary execute on our goals to improve. The quality of care for vulnerable populations. In this country, a lot of people like to say and I love it that we packed a Republican billionaire tax shelter in order to improve care for black drought people on that gets me up every morning. Sir Thank you. So this as you noted, this was a provision in the December seventeen tax bill. Specifically page one, hundred, and thirty. This was picked up this previous legislation as you noted, that as you mentioned senator from New Jersey Cory Booker but also the South Carolina African American Republican, the only one Tim Scott. So this is picked up in the tax bill previous legislation and you mentioned the nine thousand. So these are census tracts that meet this low income community criteria wrote and then explain to me. Governors than have to select a discrete number. That could benefit from this. Tax Advantage program is that correct doubts correct and there was a little bit of mischief but some of the governors in the designation of some of those areas and there's been, you know some gamesmanship with this story like you know Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey is. Used an opportunity zone fund open up frigging LAUNDROMAT. In Asbury, Park with Bruce, springsteen cats not the kind of stuff that we do. I'm not surprised to hear that I guess the former governor is a is obsessed with. Mr Asbury Park and again just so on. Understand better more clearly, this is the tax advantage here is that by investing the capital gains on your investment, you can avoid paying the. Twenty three percent the capital gains tax and that basically. Sure go ahead, go ahead. Well, basically, the way it works is that if you invest money or capital gains in and opportunities zone and you leave it in for at least ten years, not only is the initial investment completely tax free but then all of the proceeds that you make on that investment are completely tax free. So high net worth individuals. And family offices large corporations the generate large amounts of capital gains love this program, and indeed it opened up about six point two trillion dollars in available capital based on the amount of capital gains that we generate in our economy. So of that amount, David Roughly a hundred billion dollars has been invested thus far into opportunities zones off. The roughly eight months programs operate. And again, the idea is the long leave the money and means completely tax free for ten years out of step seven years you pay are you're eighty five percent excuse but I know that that number surprises me would you say this this this one, hundred, billion, his far more than was estimated when the legislation was passed. No I think it's probably rolling out slower than A lot of folks had hoped and as you can imagine, the vast majority of those deals that have been done thus far has been around real estate and real estate redevelopment certainly in the healthcare sector I think we're still the only firm out here. That's a healthcare focus opportunities on fund it. You know it we've been the only ones to my knowledge. So we're you know we're granted here, but we have yet even break a billion, but we're that's our goal.
What happens if online advertising is just a big, fat bubble?
"So. Big Tech monopolies are in the news this week the Department of Justice sued Google over how it maintains its search dominance and it search dominance is the key to its business model, which is that it makes eighty percent of its revenue from digital advertising facebook by the makes ninety, nine percent of its revenue from advertising and the profitability of targeted ads is also a big reason why tech companies are constantly collecting so much data about us and there's a multibillion dollar ad tech industry that exists because all of this makes so much money. But what these ads didn't actually work all that. Well, Tim Wong is a former public policy executive Google where he worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning and he's of the new book subprime attention crisis I. Think this is an interesting important distinction right? which is it's not necessarily to make the argument that advertising never works categorically right? We have examples of it working. The question is whether or not the market as a whole really lives up to the promises that it's made and the promises made is that data driven. Automated form of what's known as programmatic advertising is a kind of advertising that's way better than billboards or magazines or the kind of madman style of advertising and I think ultimately, it may be that we are exactly where we were decades ago. Right? which is we actually don't know which half of the money spent advertising works in which one is wasted. We just very difficult to tell. Is, there an awareness of this? I mean I know that you know after for example, Cambridge Politica, there was a lot of conversation about how there are lots of promises related to micro targeting and that it just might not be. Realistic. Like do advertisers are they starting to understand this? Well, I, think there's a lot of willful blindness in the Advertising Space you know so this book that I just wrote, it opens on a really strange experience that I had going to a marketing conference where a professor laid out all of the evidence right? You know sixty percent of people never see ads ad blocking up all around the world it was just dead space the. Advertisers kind of refuse to engage with it, and you know it's one of the things I've been thinking a lot about because it's similar to patterns that we see and other market bubbles right where there's these deep structural problems with the industry. But a lot of the people involved either don't want to hear it or they don't believe it I mean listen I'm very familiar with the idea of the belief that technology must be working even. All. Evidence to the contrary. But I do want to ask you about targeting specifically because it seems like there's a lot of technical reasons it doesn't work. But what about this idea that there's a massive amount of data collection that ads can be so specific and personalized that you literally cannot resist them are you saying that's also not true Yeah I. Mean You brought up Cambridge Analytical earlier? I mean there's a fascinating report that just came out from the UK privacy regulator that was basically their research to say look there's all of this kind of. Metric advertising does it make a difference and the conclusion? There was no there actually was not any significant difference and there's two reasons for that. One of them is a lot of researchers find that a lot of the data being used as faulty and messy and doesn't work and I think the other one is whether or not. This data actually helps you to target a message better is really unclear. There's a great researcher by the name of Allesandro. Who's been doing some work on if you have targeted ads versus non targeted ads, does it actually make a difference and conclusion is it does but really only by a small margin, much less than you think. Could it also expose the fact that a lot of these companies no longer want the data for advertising like they want it for machine learning. Yeah I. think that's ultimately you know I think one of the great questions and responses I've had to the book is people say so why have we built this enormous surveillance infrastructure? This thing just doesn't work I. Think people have traditionally thought. Oh, well, it's because Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a mind control ray that's his advertising system. You know the reality is that it has been collected for other reasons and for sure I think things like the promise of machine learning is is one of the reasons that people collect this data. What Can. Be Done. Do you think I mean? This is a big complicated technology question. You've got companies spending a ton of money and companies that rely on this for their whole business model. Like what could solutions even look like? One of my worries about this is that again, if you study the history of market bubbles, a lot of what we see is very reminiscent right to the say the subprime mortgage crisis of two, thousand, seven, two, thousand, eight, and there is a momentum here in the problem with bubbles is that. While, it may look great in two, thousand, seven, I think we were saying how great economy is doing. At some point they pop and I think the human costs will be great. It's really not just a matter of whether or not you know Mark Zuckerberg has less. Fewer billion dollars right I think you gotta think about all the media that's relying on this ecosystem that journalism that relies on it and many other places that advertising touches online, and so I I tend to believe in the idea that we have to find ways of deflating this bubble and so I'm really interested in kind of the ability to both spread the public word about some of the problems in this marketplace. But also I think there's room for regulation I. think There's room to enforce transparency in the marketplace to try to make sure that you know expectations about this match up with reality. There's been just as a regulatory matter there been a lot of questions about banning targeted advertising. Should that happen? Yeah I I do think. So and I think in some ways you know in may be the thing that pops the bubble right because for the longest time, advertisers have been basically holding to the position that we need all this data order to do our business to target our ads and what we're seeing as things. GDP are the European privacy law and CPA to California privacy law rollout is in many cases the market just keep chugging along even though our advertisers have a lot less access to data and I do think that that kind of realization that all this data might actually not have been very. Meaningful might actually 'cause you know sort of expectations or perceptions about how great this stuff is to kind of crash to Earth, and so you think these privacy laws have these two effects. One of them is to protect privacy, which of course is important but I think the other side of it is actually in May of like you know strip the veil off this market that I think has been kinda shrouded for so long Tim. Wong is the author of the new book subprime attention crisis. How big a bubble are we talking here? Digital advertisers will spend over one hundred and forty billion dollars in the US in twenty twenty.
Justice Department Hits Google With Antitrust Lawsuit
"Few weeks ago we were all on pins and needles expecting a lawsuit from the US federal government against Google and on Tuesday after a fourteen month. Long investigation that lawsuit arrived the US Department. Of Justice and eleven states have filed suit against Google arguing that the company has used unfair practices to preserve its search and search advertising monopoly. Here to break all the details down with me, records Peter Kafka Hey Peter hit Teddy. So how a deal is this is a very big deal. This is the most consequential antitrust action against a big Tech Company that we've seen since nineteen ninety, eight I don't know what you are doing in one thousand, nine, hundred, eight I was actually still falling technology news back. Then that's when that's when the US government sued. And we've gone twenty plus years, and now we've got the government's suing Google and we knew that this was coming for a while right and we talked about on the show with Shrink Afari a few weeks ago we didn't have specifics we didn't exactly know. What the lawsuit was going to allege that Google's done you've spent the morning digging in talking to a bunch of parties reading the suit tell me what the main argument, the US federal government is making. So I'm going to caveat this. This is the beginning of a process that's going to take years, and so the initial complaint from from the US government. Is the initial complaint it is going to change over time through discovery. Okay. people are going to add to this. It's going to be a living document as we say, but the big picture here is is this to start with the US government saying Google has an illegal monopoly and search that it maintains it focuses mostly on the idea of Google paying. Mobile, phone manufacturers like apple like Samsung fees, either directly or indirectly to give it pole position for its for search engine which then makes it search engine dominant, and then it gives it a an unfair advantage in search ads. So it starting with search and adding on search ads in it is mostly focused on the idea of Google spending billions of dollars a year to give itself, prime? Placement. Your phone and yeah and to the average person of sitting here thinking what does this case kind of boil down to it's basically that Not just that Google is too big right but that Google has unfairly made itself. So essential in all of our lives. That's the overall thrust of all the antitrust and all the tech reform conversations we're having, which is all of these tech companies, Google and facebook, and Amazon, and apple are have gotten so big and they're not really restrained by government in any way, and this has been going on for years and decades and someone should should do something about it, and this is really the first. Concrete who've we've seen from the government in sort of the modern Internet era trying to rein in these big tech companies. All right. So I'm guessing Google to not throw them a big hug. What's their response to this Google response is, Hey, we have an awesome search engine. What's your problem with this by the way it's free so we're not harming any consumers with their awesome Search engine by the way when we spend billions of dollars and give that money to apple and Samsung or do people who use our android software for free, they get to deliver awesome phones to you for less money than they would have normally because we're helping to subsidize that what's your problem by the way? The idea of giving people money to get better placement is not. A new idea it happens all the time. When you go to your grocery store, your target or Walmart people have paid to have their products on the shelf or on an end cap they pay different prices depending on where they get placed. This is not a new idea, and by the way we've done all this in the open for years. Yeah. You get the sense that Google. Sees this as an existential threat at all I mean. I. Wonder to what extent This is a financial risk for Google. Stock Market said no big deal Google share prices trading higher than it was Google has faced these kinds of accusations and lawsuits in Europe for years there is definitely a possibility the the US wins a lawsuit and there are structural a reform is made in. Google. was forced to do something drastic like split it's android business from its search business. We're not sure as possible. This could be a way to break it up. Yeah. It's it is possible. There is a wedge here that you could use to break it up. There's also the possibility that. Spends years fighting the DOJ and it gets it takes its eye on the ball and or it doesn't make moves that it would want to make because it's in a lawsuit and it has one upset the government anymore, and this is what people at Microsoft said happened at Microsoft when they were fighting the US government twenty years ago. Microsoft ended up winning that because sort of there was going to break up settlement for for Microsoft and ended up not happening in Microsoft kind of got away with punishment except that Microsoft ended up missing out entirely on the mobile business and there are Microsoft people who say we did that because we we took our eye off the ball and There's an argument that just bringing the lawsuit and just occupying Google. Is Sort of a punishment in and of itself Peter you mentioned your story which talked about the fact that there's a lot of people on both the left and the right who've been calling to break up big tech. He's going after Google. Specifically, you made a great point which is that you had this sort of unlikely alliance between the trump justice department, which is bringing this lawsuit and folks on the Left like Elizabeth Warren who are. Glad. That Google is getting some skirting for the first time in a while. They're very glad and to be clear you know it's not just that it's a left right thing. I mean, the Lisbeth Warren Detests Bill. Burr she calls him a corrupt trump crony who should resign. And then literally, in the next sentence in a statement, they gave to me said and he should go ahead and pursue this lawsuit. And you know it's as basic as as anime enemy is my friend. The slightly more sophisticated argument is we can't wait to work with the DOJ that we love. We need to work with the DOJ we have. We've been waiting to restrain google for a decade or more, and we can't wait on this. It's gotta go. I want to ask about the timing of this. there. have been reports that this was sort of sped out right that there's an election coming up once every possible accomplishment that he can talk about to happen before Election Day. Do you see any evidence that this was rushed at all or what do you make of kind of reporting that? This is politically motivated to at least begin to unfold before Election Day there was a report from the New York Times in particular said. There's dissension within the DOJ career staff wanted to go slower and that bar was moving to make this go faster and he wanted to happen this fall. The intimation is this would be sort of a political action. It's possible. We certainly have seen Donald Trump rail against big tech companies especially in the last couple of weeks, he has to set anything about this suit today and and to be fair this is a little a little abstract I think for people to sorta understand and you know. I'm not a political expert, but it doesn't seem like this is going to move a vote. That said, you know it's Donald Trump era everything's very weird and and it's To ask questions about something like like the timing on this right? I mean. The timing is step back. Though as you mentioned earlier, this is a years long game. You know he trump I get to say he's begun the lawsuit, but obviously, this is not happening. Yeah. A more practical way of thinking about or another another way of thinking about it that folks have suggested to me is this is likely the biggest case in bill bars career and that if he doesn't file it now or at least before. He may not get a chance to file it because Donald Trump may not be president come January. So the rushes for Bill Bar to get this thing through and have his stamp on it. This a lawsuit that is gonNA live for a long time. Right it could live in Abidin Justice Department right and that he wanted to be the one to bring yes it may sir it is very likely to continue a Biden Justice Department and that bill bars looking at this sort of with a historical frame like this will be my contribution to antitrust.
Sonia Gil of founding Fluenz
"Sony let's start with the founding of Lens I. Guess You found this like more than a decade ago and originally the idea was this was going to be an online only platform is that right? That's right. So we launched our first product fluence Mandermann in January of two thousand and seven kind of Lake region if we can teach Mandarin. We can teach anyone that this was a while ago. This is pre APPs pre anything yet, the idea was to have a self learn digital program that was specifically made for English speakers, and that's that's the key component there, and that's really what differentiates us from from everybody else we deconstruct the language and put it back together from the point of view of somebody who's an English speaker was learning that language. So if you're going to learn Spanish and you come from English The obstacles are going to face are going to be very different than somebody who comes from Itala. They're gonNA, learn it quicker. No doubt. You're going to have a harder time. At. It seems logical and you'd think that everything that's out there obviously takes that into account, but that's not the case actually. Most of the programs, even books, university programs and everything else have one path of learning and that's what it is and so that makes it harder for us. That means our market is smaller that also means it. Every time we develop language is incredibly difficult takes resources and timing not but it also ensures that you have better results and that you feel like it's made for you because it is neat for you.
Arkansas AG On Google Antitrust Suit: 'I Don't Want What Google Says Is Best'
"The Department of Justice is suing Google accusing it of being quote a monopoly gatekeeper for the Internet Google's worth about a trillion dollars, which is very big and the DOJ says it's abusing its dominance over smaller rival companies Google's chief legal officer Kent Walker Calls Lawsuit Deeply. Flawed in a statement eleven republican state attorneys general join that suit including Arkansas AG. Leslie Rutledge who's with me now, and before we start talking I, want to note that Google is a financial sponsor of NPR Good Morning Ms Rutledge. We're good morning. Thanks so much for having me on today of course state attorneys General I should say were investigating Google what is the most compelling evidence that investigation uncovered that says to you what Google is doing is illegal and we should sue the company. Look correct when people google something they believe that it's free to Google and that they're going to get the best products I Brought up to them on that search engine. But what we have found through those investigations is that Google has manipulated those search engines. They have a exclusivity contract essentially when you buy an apple product and automatically defaults to Google, and when you type something into noodle and populate, you may not be getting the the best products or the best services to you. Rather you're getting what Google you to she, and that's what is so concerning is that they control ninety plus percent of the market space in the search engine world. I'm going to get to the point you're making about default in just a moment but the. Thing that I am very curious about have you gotten specific complaints from your constituents in Arkansas saying Google is making it hard for me to do X. Y. and Z in a way that illegal. But we received thousands of complaints every single week I some about search engine, some about robocalls, and so I don't have those in front of me unfortunately right now. But yes, we receive complaints about people not being able to find perhaps their products not being populated your winds, my product my services can't on page ten of a Google search when it clearly most popular product and it should be on page one. Okay. Let's move to the question of it being the default search engine. So one of the main arguments in favor of Google, the argument that Google would make is it is free in the sense that I am not paying anything when I, you know Google my name, for example, which I try not to do it it is the best. That's Google's argument. And if you want to change your search engine Google says, here's how you do it. In fact, in their statement, responding to the lawsuit actually have instructions on how to change a search engine from Google to say Beng why don't you buy that? It is bad but fault and the reason why we don't produce because again, they control ninety percent plus of beat the market space in this area and so it's not hard to shut out competition when you've already shut out competition and people go has now become a verb it's not simply a noun, it's not simply a suburban so people use it to describe even if they were using being or some other search and they will say, well, let me Google that and they might go to blame. They're not going to say let me bring that and it has. To, be a verb I I get what you're saying, but that's not a leak. That's not illegal but the deceptive trade practices and that's why we're bringing this antitrust lawsuit. Stating that. and. Pushing out the competition where there can be no competition is illegal and that's why we've worked with the Department of Justice Attorney General Bar in these other ten states to bring this suit against Google we want Americans to have the best products. The Best Services I know if my two year old daughter gets sick at night and I'm searching, I'm googling if you will to find a pediatrician or how to help her I, want the back Stalker and the best medication I don't want what doodle says as best I want the actual best and that's what every American wants. When they look for something, we don't want something three just because. We want the best it's free. The lawsuit talks about the need for quote, structural remedies but then it doesn't offer any details. What are the structural remedies that you envision? Are you talking about breaking apart parts of this business? Not, necessarily, no not at all I think it's allowing more competition to come in. There are so many new and innovative models for research emerging. But in order for those models to have a chance, we need google to break it stranglehold over the Internet. So it doesn't mean breaking apart the company it means you're breaking apart the stranglehold breaking apart that ninety plus percent and the market place. You Google doing something voluntarily which many businesses would argue. that. It is not in their interest and they shouldn't do it. Let me ask you. About something about who's joined this suit. So it's eleven republican state Attorney General No Democrats just yet as I understand it historically Republicans. Have not been in favor of many types of government regulation of private business. The trump administration often is not what makes this particular case different but we would. Strongly encourage our democratic colleagues from across the country to join these efforts I know that we've been conversations with him. So this doesn't necessarily have to be partisan effort. We would love to be a bipartisan effort a and yes, we're Publicans we are not. Fond of over regulation by government, how you have a companies or big tech companies. Are Shutting out competition or who are impacting individual some free speech rights and yes, we will step in and that's our job as the chief law enforcement and the chief legal officers of our respective states and working with the Department of Justice. Are you considering signing onto any similar lawsuits against other tech giants? So facebook apple and Amazon Spring to mind. Well, it has making starting in recent weeks months with what we're seeing from big tech companies who are blocking speech on their platforms speech that it's not necessarily violent or destructive, but rather speech if they do not agree with and so we want all Americans whatever plant they're using the of the exercise, their free speech, and to be able to use these platforms and to not be shut out simply for political reasons. As you know in right now we're approaching the number thirty election. Many people are already voting absentee or early voting state and. Signs some big tech companies blocking speeches become very concerning. It is something that we were talking about on a national level. I. Will say that we would need to look a bit further for evidence for that as our tech correspondent Shannon bond has pointed out Leslie. Rutledge Attorney General for Arkansas. Thank you so much. Thank, you have a great day.
What happened to Quibi?
"So how do you raise almost two billion dollars a billion and three quarters and blow through it in something less than a year I personally have no idea but Jeffrey Katzenberg sure does the Wall Street Journal reports this afternoon the Katzenberg, one of the founders of the much touted and once promising entertainment platform Qube for quick. Bites, real short bits of content mobile, first Katzenberg shutting it down. So for the second day in a row, molly would is here with our lead story. Hey, Ma. Hey hello again hello. Yes. So. What happened with BE? Yeah Qube. You have to give Jeffrey Katzenberg. Meg Whitman Credit Qube was consistent all along. This is a company that said we are about mobile content. You are going to watch everything on your phone. We're about it being short and we're about this specific technology that makes it cooler to watch on your phone. That's it. No compromises and unfortunately. They. Had the double whammy of miscalculating I think how much people wanted to do that and more importantly how much they wanted to pay to do that. And arriving in the middle of a pandemic where all of a sudden people were at home with their big huge screens instead of in the grocery store on their phones right We're you surprised I mean you and I've talked about this on, make me smart but we use the prize because they had Katzenberg. They had whitman. They had. Janice. Min, at one point I mean this was a it was a stack cast here as it were. It really was, and yet it is one of those weird wisdom of the crowds thing where almost everybody was skeptical of qube almost everybody felt like feels like a little too much money and a bet that is not entirely proven what I'm surprised about is that after six months qube is going to disappear I mean you don't hear about that very often they must have really not made a lot of friends in Hollywood to actually just. Go away any. Lessons learned. Was it just an idea before its time and it's coming eventually and let's hang out and wait for it or what? You know I think the lesson is twofold one. You cannot prescribe what people want to do in the way they want to consume like sometimes you really do have to follow a market and also content is king yet can't watch streaming service without a library of content, a deep bench, and you can't be mediocre. I mean, the the content you know the T. V. making landscape right now is operating at as high a level as it ever has right and a lot of the content reviews for what was on Qube, were. You know right some things were good. Some things were terrible. Things were just okay and that is not enough in a billion and three quarters dollars later it is reportedly a done deal molly would she's the host of marketplace tech also with me podcast, we do call make me smart molly. Thanks a lot. See you later maybe more of who knows.
Hope Vs. Despair
"Everyone Stacey Incarnate Cardiff here. This is indicator from planet money and it has been a while since stacey naive put on our holsters stared across from each other for a good old fashioned gunslinger and shootout. Right we know Cardiff. That these things are very hard on you so try not to make them frequently you know as it or not. I am talking like I'm in a Sergio Leone flick. So because we should always be talking like we're in a Sergio Leone movie. We need the music fistful of dollars, the DOODOO. Of. The US economy is in this very uncertain place right now, there's the election coming up Congress and the White House have not agreed on a new bill to provide aid and stimulus, and the economic indicators are pointing all kinds of different directions. Yes. So based on those indicators is the case for hope stronger or weaker than the case for despair. To end the show station high debate, we take sides and to decide which side we're flipping a coin flip out at the O. K. Corral, Dang right? Heads I. Make the case for hope and Stacey you are despairing and if it's tails, you get to be hopeful. So I'm hoping for hope. It's tails, which means you get to be hopeful I. Spring the despair. Oh, I'm so excited I. I'm excited to be the voice of hope Cardiff. I feel like I feel like there's a part of you. That's excited to be the voice of despair. AM I. Wrong. Little bit a little bit. So yeah US economy after the break the good the bad and the I guess in our case the Smug League own nice. Prepare to rush Garcia prepared to do Rashed it's happening. Support for this podcast and the following message come from. Google, from updating their hours to adding takeout and delivery information. Small businesses around the country are using free google tools to adapt learn how at Google dot com slash grow. Okay folks. I will be arguing the case for pessimism for despair about the US economy stacey is arguing the case for hope. Stacey. You get to draw I. Okay. Cardiff here it is the case for hope the US economy is coming back. Economists are forecasting that the economy rebounded very strongly in the third quarter of this year after a very terrible second quarter the official numbers for the third quarter have not been released yet. They come out next week, but it is possible that the economy was up to eight percent bigger than it was in the second quarter that is just enormous definitely for sure it would be A. Really strong number but let's remember that the third quarter included the month of July when the economy was still running on the stimulus provided by the cares act that was the big government spending bill that provided an extra six hundred dollars a week in unemployment benefits to people who are out of work but those extra benefits expired at the end of July. So the stimulus by now is probably wearing off and also we still have almost seven million more unemployed people in the country. Then back in February before the pandemic started and I'm really worried about them now that they're not getting that extra help. Yes, you are totally Right that the high unemployment rate has been absolutely crushing, but the reason for hope is that Cardiff this very great that you referred to has actually been falling. So remember the worst economic damage from the pandemic was in the early months of March and April since then the unemployment rate has fallen from about fifteen percent where it peaked down to about eight percent as the economy has recovered, that is a huge recovery in a pretty short amount of time. That's true for sure and a hopeful sign but we have to recall that not all unemployment is the same most of the people who've already gotten their jobs back only. Lost those jobs fairly recently, but the number of long-term unemployed people is actually still going up each month. These are people who lost their jobs more than half a year ago and they have not been rehired and the longer they go without a job. The more likely it is that they're gonNA, lose their contacts and lose their skill sets and really struggled to find work again. Later you make some fair points Cardiff and I would respond that if the economy keeps growing though eventually those jobs will come back and there is a really good reason for hope that the economy will, in fact keep growing and that is consumer confidence. In September consumer confidence shot up by the most it has in seventeen years, which means that people in the US are planning to keep spending money because they are optimistic about the economy. For example, the sheriff people who are planning to buy a major appliance like a refrigerator, a stove or something like that is the highest it's been in seven months, and all that spending is going to keep the economy growing. There we go. Cardiff Garcia mic drop I. Think we should just call it right now I have one because consumers can be wrong I. Mean just because you're planning to buy the latest oxo coffeemaker with that sleek. Thermal Carafe does that mean you actually will if suddenly the economy goes bad but I would also point to a big split in precisely what people are spending money on. So specifically, yes people are spending more and more money on goods for the home like furniture and electron ix. But consumers are still not spending much money on services on things like eating at restaurants on traveling, and that's a problem because for example, restaurants and hotels are a huge source of employment for low income workers. So I'm just worried about people who rely on those jobs coming back especially since remember again, those extra benefits for the unemployed already expired. Almost three months ago card. If I think you should go ahead and splurge and buy yourself fancy coffee Raffin. Here's why. So you keep mentioning that the benefits for unemployed workers have expired and that is true but it is also true that not all of the money from those benefits with spent right away. A lot of that money was saved plus people who kept their jobs have also saved more money since the pandemic started because all the business lockdowns meant there were fewer opportunities to spend their money and you know people were maybe hunkering down a little bit too and what this means that a lot of households out. There still have money saved up money that they can start spending in the economy on things like fancy coffee carafe indeed though we also do know that a lot of the unemployed workers have already spent down a lot of their savings according to the J. P. Morgan, Chase Institute the unemployed spent about two thirds of their added savings in August that was the first month after the benefits expired, which means by now their finances could be getting really tightened. So they may have to cut back on some of their spending card. If you've now perfectly set up my final argument in the case for hope hated when I do that. That is policy. It is not too late for the president and Congress to make another deal before the election in order to stimulate the economy, those negotiations are still happening and also the Federal Reserve has been using monetary policy to help boost the economy. For example, low interest rates have given a big boost to the housing market, and historically the housing market has been a good sign of where the rest of the economy is headed and housing market is doing quite well. Yeah I definitely concede. The point about the Fed and the housing market. But the Federal Reserve itself has also said that what would be really useful for the economy is another bill like the cares act from the president and Congress, and all I'm saying to you is if the case for hope relies on politicians striking a deal agreeing on something that might be the most despairing
NASA spacecraft sent asteroid rubble flying in sample grab
"A certain. About Nasr's latest mission. Remember the old barnstorming air shows you might see someone hanging on a rope ladder dangling from a biplane. Then he swoops down past the audience and grabs a handkerchief. On Tuesday night NASA essentially performed the Hanky grab on the far side of our solar system two hundred million miles away. For the first time, NASA sent a spacecraft to snatch soil samples from an asteroid moving at sixty three thousand miles per hour. Asteroids are geological time capsules floating in space. Or as Nastase tone acerbic can put it. The rebel scoop from Benue could be a kind of cosmic Rosetta stone. The tells the history of our earth and solar system during the last billions of years. At the very least this mission is a triumph of imagination and technological prowess and Patients. The Oh Cyrus. REX, spacecraft left Earth four years ago in orbit, the asteroid Ben who for two years collecting photos and data yesterday the craft touchdown for a few seconds and snatched up as much as four point, four pounds, primordial rocks, and dust in about a week. NASA should know the spacecraft collected enough rubble or if it needs to make another attempt, then the spacecraft will back to Earth with its Rosetta rocks. That journey will take about two more years. But. Some things like a deeper understanding of the origins. Our solar system. Are Worth waiting for.
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"Hey what's going on I'm Stephen Miller. And this is edition point the show that gets you fired up and ready to win the week from appreciating the influences that have shaped you to giving thanks to those who value. I hope you see why cultivating an attitude of gratitude should extend beyond Thanksgiving Week. But today I wanted to discuss how we can channel our appreciation and direct that positively toward making a difference in the lives of others as I mentioned on last week's episode. This is closely linked to the Hebrew concept of Taku Nolan which means world repair and while those acts of kindness often relate to protecting or uplifting less fortunate. These individual acts of repair can take many forms to discuss this in greater detail. I'm I'm so excited to welcome my friend. Mari Haber Marty is the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix which works to enable change promote innovation and build community the Phoenix interfaith community in Israel and around the world above all else the Jewish Federation works to make the world a better place through his career. He served communities in New York. Luke New Jersey Cincinnati Detroit and Florida but now in his fourth year with the Phoenix Federation. Martin focused on donor development and preparing the next generation ratio of community leaders. MAREZ got a gift for making genuine connections and well. He's a humble leader. He's completely comfortable in front of a microphone. So let's get after it here to share how you can have a hand in repairing the world. This is Marty Haber one of the things that has struck me deep keep to my soul. Is this concept of Oslo shadow volume. How alum Omede which translates from Hebrew English in the world is built on three things? I'll Ha Torah for our for alchemy Lou Hudson deem on the Torah on the work and on acts of loving kindness and I think those those foundation cornerstones of what gives life meaning this idea of collude hustler. Deem acts of loving kindness are a big big part of what we refer to when we talk about the elements of Sadaqa. Coon Alum Sadaqa. To be distinguished comes from the towards Sediq Sediq Tear Dove Justice Justice Justice Thou shall pursue so Sak Sadaqa. Unlike charity is a responsibility. It's justice we have to justice. We don't get thanked for that. We don't expect to be praised for it. It's something deepen our desire to be human that we need to be just and we need to be right and we need to take care of the other. It's about doing acts of love and kindness whether it's on Thanksgiving opening up your door to that one other friend who you kind of found out. It's a little shy but you no. They're lonely and you know they're alone and making sure they come to your house. That's an incredible act of loving kindness. You can't match that that's.
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"We cover an influential speech or featuring guest keynote that'll get you fired up and ready to take on another winning week. Most weeks on the show, we talk about how you can disrupt your normal train of thought and take on any challenge doing so empowers you to do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. But this week, I wanna talk about integrity and why I believe it's the most important character trait that you need in your life and in your relationships. The surprising thing is much like the topic of owner ability integrity is probably something, you don't put a lot of thought into that's just because you can't put it on a to do list. It's equal parts behavior character and personal code integrity is unique amongst character traits, because you never prioritize it until you've been burned by somebody who acts without it back when I was figuring out my career path in college I thought I wanted to go into the music industry. I had this magnetic attraction to artist. Representation talent booking music festival. Production. It had this flashy sex appeal and high energy, but I really wanted to do it to help artists find a way to achieve their dreams without feeling the need to move to LA in New York to get their big break. Fortunately, for me, I landed in a music city for college Norlin, Louisiana. And the talent was just as, abundant as the beads and the bars. So I did what any- gung ho starry eyed up and comer would do. I am Merced myself in the music scene, and searched for mentors and opportunities. I didn't expect what I went on to find. Why would you ever want to be in this industry? You can't help me. So why would I help you? Go spend a year in the mail room. If I'm looking for men, t all come and find you. Suffice to say the stars in my eyes collapsed into black holes when I was determining how to pit for music. I had to figure out why became so disenchanted it turns out it wasn't the rejection. It was the fact that the music industry didn't share in my integrity, the industry. I came to experience wasn't just throat. It was straight up to Capitaine. The experience and the network burned me. But it made me realize that I needed to be a line of work where I didn't have to forego. My integrity to get a job or find success, what you do in life, shouldn't be selfishly inspired or chief by stepping on or over others. You need to surround yourself with people who share in your character and put integrity first now to give you a clearer perspective on how personal integrity and collective integrity can brighten your life. Let's get into the weekly monologue. Let's get after it. There's this old Chinese proverb about a cookie jar. A grandfather is in a big room with his grandchildren all around him. The children asked him grandfather, what is the secret to a good solid relationship? Their grandfather said relationships are like cookie jar if you take a cookie from the cookie jar without putting a cookie back into the cookie jar you'll eventually find an empty cookie jar. The lesson is the greedy are destined to fail. If you're in the business world, you should always leave a little on the table. You'll find that in every broken relationship, you have somebody took the cookies out of your cookie jar without putting any back in finding relationships where both sides put in selfless effort is a challenge a requires you to constantly gauge, a person's character. Are they willing to speak their mind? Are they willing to risk being wrong does their conduct? Make them good person. Are they leading by example? Are they taking responsibility for their actions? But the true test of any person's character is found in how they treat the people who they can't use everybody treats, presidents, vice presidents with respect and dignity. But how do you treat your secretary your valet or your waiter? How do you treat those people? Imagine you're the head coach of your favorite team you probably treat the players on the field. Great. But that's not what people will judge you on. And that's the secret. The watch how you treat the players on the bench. So how you treat the people in your life.
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"Let your curiosity lead. You when is the last time you were genuinely curious about something what was it about? What did you find for the answers? How did it change your life? Let yourself be curious explore new things in may bring you to exactly where you're always looking for for the past few years. I let my curiosity lead me to new opportunities out of never dreamed of and I'm gonna get to that in a little bit. But for right now, I want to challenge you at this moment at this second to think about something that you are truly curious about go. Find out some more information on that one thing within the next week, it stirs something in you that could change your entire life. Give yourself permission to be creative as a pass division. One. Does sport athlete at Tulane university? I played both football and baseball and time management was absolutely crucial in my life. Because I didn't have a lot of free time. This experience taught me the discipline to maximize my entire day to have the maximum productivity. However, it did not allow me to be very creative with my thinking. During college had a curiosity about building apps. This led to create him first startup was able to build fundraise and launch an app this launch. My entrepreneurial journey said Monteilh life on a completely different path than originally anticipated. I always thought that I was going to be a lawyer in got into law school, but through creating this app, I knew that I had something that was stirring, passionate me. I was willing to put that on hold are not even pursued anymore. Just so I have the opportunity. To pursue my passion. This alternate launch my journey on a complete different path, which is generally made me the happiest I've ever been. The way that I even got to the point where I was able to come up with this business idea was that I was part of a business fraternity called alpha Kappa sigh, and I had one of the brothers come up at one of our meetings in say for all the entrepreneurial spirits out here. I want you to come up with a new idea everyday thirty days. So right now right now in this moment, I wanna challenge you the next thirty days to come up with a new idea every single day. This will be challenging most of your ideas are going to be absolutely terrible. But by the end, I bet you will come up with one gym or even more worth exploring. Challenge yourself to come up with the answers. If there's one thing I've learned about the adult foiled is that most people truly do not know what they are doing. They either have developed systems processes to help them get to the essence quickly and with his little friction as possible. We can find answers to any question. We have right now seconds. We just have to take the time to find the answers knowledge is power. You just have to find the time to go and get that knowledge all of us have the same amount of time one hundred sixty eight hours in a week. How are you spending that time maybe that means you sleep a little less? Maybe that means you don't want to must TV, but all of us have a hundred sixty eight hours a week. I challenge you to be more creative. And how you spend some of that time, for example, back when I was in college one of my good friends challenged me to read more books because he's told me what do all billionaires have in common. Billionaires read on average two hours every single day. That means they're reading more than than anyone else. They're more knowledgeable. They're constantly searching for more and more knowledge that will help their business decisions. So what I started to do was as I began to work out. I begin the listen to podcasts two books. So that as I was working my mind, also working, myself physically. And so I was getting the best of both worlds, especially when it came to my different curiosities. If there's something that I wanna learn now, I'll listen to a book are listen to a podcast in the same way that you can go and Google search for any question that you may have we have the resources now to where you can listen to it on a podcast, go read a blog about it, or you can go watch YouTube video that will purely answer any question that you have knowledge is power. So
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"Welcome to admissions point the show. That's here to help you take the leap conquer your week. And chief your goals. If you're looking amplify your mindset with a fresh, perspective and spark your momentum. You're in the right place. Hey, what's going on? I'm Stephen Miller. Thanks for joining me for another ignition point the show where we feature a re-imagined motivational address or an exclusive guest keynote and share a rundown. Three ways. You can elevate your potential and feel empowered all week long. Looking back on last week's episode. I hope he took a minute to reflect on the way you open yourself up and put yourself out there when I put what we talked about into practice. I felt way more present collaborating in my meetings. If what we discussed help you to get your weekly win. I'd love to hear about it. You can reach me directly by sending an Email to Stephen at decisively p- dot com. I spent a lot of my early life playing baseball and my dad who coached me use a lot of baseball analogies. One of my favorites had to do with making conscious choices. He tell me that whenever you're brought to a turning point or a big decision. It's just like walking up to home plate with your bat in hand to face the pitcher. If you're not a baseball fan. This is called a plate appearance or an at bat in life. You get lots of plate appearances. But how many times are you going to decide to swing the bat? If you never swing. Your opportunities will just pass you by pitch by pitch. But when you believe in your ability and swing the bat you've got a shot to make solid contact with your opportunities. Life is all about at bats. And the work you put in terms how many times you strike out get on base or hit home runs. Whenever I get these days. I call my shot just like Babe Ruth. I point my bat toward the outfield fence because I'm hitting a ball out. By the end of this week. I want you to be calling your shot. So today's episode we're locking in to determine if what you're doing is really what you love to do. Let's get after it. One of the greatest mistakes. You can make is thinking that life happens to you, the you're just part of another prophecy that you should just keep calm and carry on come. What may well spoilers ahead? Life doesn't happen to you. It happens for you. I used to believe that who I was ended at the edge of my skin that I've been given this vehicle called the body from which to experience life, and while I couldn't have asked for a sportier model. It was a loner that I'd have to return. But I later learned that everything outside the vehicle was a part of me too. So now, I drive a convertible the world is starving for new leadership and new ideas and look at you. You've got both of these things in spades. Sure is rough out there sometimes. But that's okay. Because out there they've got soft serve ice cream with sprinkles. Don't let fear uncertainty or doubt take you out of the driver's seat. Is far as we know you only get to live this life one time. So never leave your dream on the table. Just because you're worried about what others will say or think that dream could change your life. Fear is going to be a factor in your life. But you get to decide how much you can spend your whole life worrying about your future. But all there will ever be what's happening here. And now. Sometimes what you dream of doing seems impossibly out of reach. It's in this moment where you create a unique type of fear it quickly becomes a nightmare. It looms over you convincing you to never dare reach for your dream. This is why so many people choose a practical path through life. They choose it because they fear the risk of the dream. And they don't believe in themselves. One example of a practical path through life is choosing to get a safe job. Perhaps you've chosen to be in assistant, maybe a Bank teller or even a career. But if you really think about it, your conservative choice can be up ended just as quickly as any other. Suddenly, you're thrown into a state of chaos, and must do whatever you can to survive. The lesson is that if you can fail it what you don't wanna do you might as well take a chance doing what you love. So what is your love? That's what you have to figure out. Give yourself the permit. To do what you wanna do the way. You wanna do it? How will you serve the world? Every day. I do something that makes people present their best selves to me you'd probably assume that I'm living my best life. But this was when my search for identity deepened. Who would I be? If I said, the things that people didn't wanna hear what if I defied their expectations of me, we are all after a sense of peace lies somewhere beyond personality beyond the perception of others even beyond effort at self. You can get in the game or fight the wars, but defined real peace. You have to let your armor fall allow yourself to be vulnerable without falling prey to the opinions and judgments of others sounds easy. Right. Well, here's the secret. The opinions of others can't touch you. If you believe in who you are what you know. And what you stand for. This is all you need to know. You're living your best life. Yes. It is only human to seek validation from others, but your need for acceptance can make you invisible don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines on you risk being seen in all your glory. If you adopt this mentality life can't possibly happen to you. Life will happen for you. But keep a compass on hand to help you navigate to your true north just as important to remember is that your eyes are not only viewers, but also projectors that run a second story over the picture you see in front of you fear is writing that script and the working title is I'll never be enough. If you listen to your ego. There will always be someone who seems to be doing better than you. No matter what you gain ego will not let you rest. It will tell you that you cannot stop until you've left an indelible Mark on the earth until you've achieved immortality. How tricky is the ego that it would tempt us with some promise of something we already possess. Remember you are enough. You are in control every moment. You spend thinking about what someone else has takes away a moment where you can create what you want for yourself. Just as you have the power to do what you love you have the strength to lift the weight of someone else's opinion. Even if it's your own so relax and dream up a good life. Your job is not to figure out how it's going to happen for you. But to open the door in your head. There will always be another door opening walk through the doors and perceive the challenges as something beneficial. So you can deal with them in the most productive way, you are ready and able to do great things in this world. But why not take a chance on faith as well? Not hope, but faith, I don't believe in hope hope walks through the fire faith. Leaps over it. You will only ever have two choices love or fear. Choose love and don't ever let fear extinguisher fire.
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"That we experience our healing UC through the blood of Jesus we have remission of sins through the blood of Christ, our consciousness of our purged. We have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins. Peace through the blood were made by by the blood. We are justified by his blood. We are sanctified by his own blood. The blood of Jesus cleanses us, you see if you've been washed in his blood today, you have testimony. God doesn't see you the same way. You see yourself. The blood of the lamb covers a multitude of sins. What you see in yourself as not what God season you because what you see has been washed away by the blood of Jesus. The blood of the lamb would have been in vain without testimony in the testimony would have been impossible without the blood. The testimony of the Saint is a testimony concerning the blood of the lamb there's no greater testimony than changed life. It doesn't matter where you find yourself today. God sees nothing but potential in each and every one of you Jesus is our Passover lamb. So it's through dying on the cross and through the shedding of his blood that Jesus paid our debt. Our debt has finally been paid in full no longer just pushed under the rug. No longer just pushed off for another year. But our debt has been fully paid. It's simply up to us to decide what we're gonna do with lies now all God or follow the world. I'm andrew. Thanks for listening..
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"Year the blood would be poured and every year, the deliverance would be celebrated the law called for spilling the blood of the lamb that would be enough to fulfill the law that would be enough to satisfy the command it would be enough to justify God's Justice. But it was never enough to take away sin because it's impossible for the blood of bulls and goats sheep to take away sin. So the debt was never fully paid. It would only be swept under the rug for another year sacrifices could only offer temporary solutions, but God could offer the ternal one. So he did. So beneath the rubble of a fallen world. He pierced his hands on the wreckage of collapsed humanity. He ripped open his side, his children were trapped. So he gave his blood, and it was all that. He had his friends were gone. His possessions had been gambled away at his feet his strength was waning. His blood was all that he had left, but his blood was all it took. But with every drop of blood that ran down his back as his enemies beat him. Just as the blood of Abel cried from the ground. There was a cry of compassion. And mercy saying this blood is for you as they drove the thorns in his head in the blood ran down his face and forehead every drop was saying to his accusers. This is for you as they drove the nails in his hands and feet. The blood was crying out. You're going to need a savior someday. This blood is for you Jesus. Paid everything that we owed with his blood. So what is it that he paid? What exactly is it that we owed will Romans chapter six verse? Twenty three says for the wages of sin is death. But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ. Jesus our Lord when a person has a job they are paid for what they've earned through their hard work Cording to the scriptures. We have earned punishment and death for the wrong that we've done, but Jesus however paid for gift of eternal life and forgiveness. It's not what we deserve. We deserve the death. But it is freely offered through faith by his grace. I Peter one chapter eighteen through nineteen says for you know, that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your father's not with perishable things like silver or gold. But with the precious blood of Christ like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb. Sinn has resulted in our enslavement in bondage to the evil of this world and in order for us to be released Jesus gave himself over as a ransom. The ransom was not paid with silver and gold. It was paid with the precious. Blood of Jesus Christ. His perfect blood was shed to cover our sinful cells in a final sacrifice for all people for all time. Equations chapter one verse seven says in him, we have redemption through his blood and forgiveness of our trespasses. According to the riches of his grace. You see the word redemption is a loaded word when it comes to the death of Jesus This word comes from the Roman slave markets. Whenever a slave was purchased and released to freedom. It was called redemption. Jesus being our redemption means he paid the highest price and told us that we are now free to choose life rather than death. Then I Peter chapter two verse twenty four says he he himself bore our sins in his body on the tree. So that having died two since we might live for righteousness by his wounds. You have been healed you see sin is a sickness that each human carries within their souls, a sickness causes pain, anguish and destruction. When Jesus went to the cross he took on the sickness of the world was crushed by the weight. His death broke the disease of sin. It's by Christ. That we experience our healing UC through the blood of Jesus we have remission of sins through the blood of Christ, our consciousness of our purged.
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"We strive to make the pursuit of living for God's clearest possible. But sometimes we're still left wondering, what's the point. And it can be frustrating. Easter weekend time that we used to celebrate the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But why did he have to die in the first place and why in such vital? We're here to talk about I'm castor, Andrew. And this is the point. Lou, I'm pest, Andrew and welcome to the point. We just finished celebrating a beautiful Easter weekend. We had beautiful weather, and I know that churches across the country had beautiful services. And it wasn't just about candy and Easter eggs like a lot of the world tends to think, but we celebrated the death burial resurrection of our risen savior Jesus Christ. So we're going to dive right into why Jesus came and had to die in the first place. I I want us to go to revelations chapter twelve verse eleven and it says and they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives onto the death. Now, I wanna tell you little story. It was December seventh nineteen eighty eight at eleven thirty AM when Suzanne had gone to a house of a sister-in-law try on a dress at eleven forty one. She had just removed her dress to try on the other when the fifth floor apartment began to shake Suzanne, grabbed her four year old daughter and taking only a few steps before the floor opened up, and they tumbled in Suzanne her sister-in-law and Suzanne's daughter fell into the basement with a nine story apartment house crumbling around them, and they were trapped beneath tons of collapse. Concrete and steel there were some fifty five thousand victims of the worst earthquake in the history of Soviet Armenia. Suzanne heard her daughter's pleased, but there was nothing that she could do. Mommy. I need a drink. Please. Give me something. But there was nothing for season to give she was trapped flat on her back. A concrete panel eighteen inches above her head and crumpled waterpipe above her shoulders kept her from standing feeling around in the darkness. She found a twenty four hour twenty four ounce jar of blackberry jam that had fallen into the basement she gave the entire jar to her daughter to eat, and it was gone by the second day. Mommy. I'm so thirsty. Suzanne knew she would die. But she wanted her daughter to live. She found address and made a bed for her daughter though. It was bitter cold she took off. Her stockings and wrap them around the child to keep her warm. The two were trapped for eight days because of the darkness Suzanne lost track of time because of the cold she lost the feeling in her fingers and toes because of the inability to move she lost hope she was just waiting to die in an out of her brief sleeps. She kept hearing the voice of. Her daughter. Mommy, I'm thirsty and at some point in the terminal nights Zan had an idea. She remembered hearing about an explorer in the Arctic who was dying of Thurston, his comrade, slashed open his hand and gave his friend his blood. She had no water. She had no juice. She had no liquids. But she remembered that she had her own blood her groping fingers numb from the cold found a piece of shattered glass, and she slept sliced open her left index finger and gave it to her daughter to suck the drops of blood were enough. So she cut another finger. She had no idea how many times she cut herself. She only knew that if she hadn't her daughter would have died. Her blood was her daughter's only hope. For thousands of generations. The Jews had observed the Passover by sacrificing the lambs and every year the blood would be poured and every year, the deliverance would be celebrated the law called for spilling the blood of the lamb that would be enough to fulfill.
"point" Discussed on Ignition Point
"Approachable. When I think about the actions, you should take to be more approachable this week discussing the importance of appearances seems like a great jumping off point, you know, that expression treat others the way you want to be treated spin that tour drastic present yourself to others the way you would want to be presented to so just for a second put yourself in the shoes of a member of your team or a member of your audience. Try looking in the mirror. European says a lot about you. So dress for success, monitor your body language, and definitely smile. More. People are naturally attracted to those who are happy by making your appearance part of your personal brand you lay the groundwork for a memorable first impression next. Let's put your approachability to the test this week find someone you can trust to be your sounding board. When you find the right person to hear you out be genuine and ask them about. How your words and actions make them feel in doing? So you let them know how I'll you their opinion. When they decide to open up to you. Listen more than you speak in always show, your preciado. It doesn't cost a dime to tell someone how much they mean to you. When you make thoughtfulness part of your new normal. Maintaining approachability almost becomes second nature last. But certainly not least I'm going to encourage you to own up to one way that you expect too much of yourself or the people around you it may take some soul-searching to figure this out. But when you do retire that ineffective expectation and determine a realistic standard to replace it with if you set aside some time to reflect and make a habit of developing healthy expectations. You can radically improve your attitude and reinforced longevity of your relationships. If you had these tasks to your workflow in aim to become approachable. You'll be amazed by just how quickly you see the benefits come into focus. If you believe it's possible and start today, you'll be thriving in no time. Ignition point is all about making a positive impact on Spiring leaders and young professionals of all backgrounds. So if any of the thoughts we shared resonate with you or you'd like to help us improve please writer review for the show on apple podcasts. You can join our community on Lincoln Twitter by using hashtag ignition point if you'd like to be on our next Minnie's owed of carpet weekend. Please share your big win of the week with me directly by emailing, Stephen decisive leap dot com. We hold out until the end of each show to share who inspired each week significant point for two reasons to keep you curious and remind you to focus on the motivation based on the response I received following episode one I decided to shake things up for episode two instead of featuring an adopted address from a famous influence, or I wrote the speech for this week's ignition point to remind you that you can always try something new if you like this original content, please let me know before we go. Thanks for supporting the show. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe wherever you listen to great podcasts. So you can be the first. To hear are new episodes when they drop every Monday for more you can check out decisive leap dot com slash ignition point throughout this week. Try to remember that big things happened one day at a time. So stay motivated and keep moving forward. If you put in the hard work right now one day, you could be the one motivating the world with your story. I'll be looking forward to speaking with you next time on another ignition point now get out there and win the week.
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"Welcome to ignore point the show. That's here to help you take the leap Caulker week. And chief your goals. If you're looking to amplify, your mindset with a fresh perspective and sparked your momentum, you're in the right place. Hey, what's going on? I'm Stephen Miller. Thanks for joining me for another edition point the show where we feature a re-imagined motivational address or an exclusive guest keynote insurer rundown. Three ways you can elevate your potential and feel empowered all week long. Hopefully, the advice we shared last time push you out of your comfort zone and helped you to get your weekly win. I'd like to give a quick shout outs. All of you who sent feedback. Subscribe and review the show on apple podcasts. I'm blown away by your kindness. And I'm so grateful for your support every bit of input helps to make initiative a more uplifting experience when I was in college. I spent a semester learning all about organizational behavior. I was one of the students that came for the course credits, but stayed for the personality type test turns out this didn't reveal my calling. But one thing I'll never forget was learning about why some of the top brands intentionally segregated their leaders from those they served this blew my mind. Can you imagine trying to run an idea up the flagpole and having to just wonder if anyone will ever get back to you? That's like playing a choose your own adventure game. Like, the Oregon trail. You're optimistic. There's a safe path the happy ending, but surprise all the roads lead, you diet exhaustion dysentery. I think I'll pass but over the last decade leadership philosophies have begun to shift thanks to influencers like Sheryl Sandberg and Howard Schultz who advocate for vertical accessibility. That's why today's episode. I'm excited to talk about how being approachable can lead to extrordinary results. So if you've got a reputation for power tripping or you've got a bad case of Rb f-. This is your wake-up call. Let's get after it. What qualifies someone is a great leader, their charisma to of vision, if these traits come to mind, you're not wrong, these qualities contribute to the way leaders carry themselves. They helped to make the hard decisions that there's something specific which sets the great leaders apart from the good leaders, regardless of how you are thrust into leadership. You must be approachable some of the most admired organizations still have a reputation for separating their leaders from the people they lead creating what is called high power distance these conditions spread intimidation. And exclusion overtime. You may have to work with folks who fear thority, but how protocal you are is determined by just one person you approachability is all about blending intentional listening with appropriate communication, approachable leaders. Make it easy for others to talk to them demonstrating patients and building trust you're lucky if you know a leader who embodies these traits. The put your ad Marie. On the back burner recognize that you can be more like them, if you know where to start I've found that becoming innately approachable requires you to begin with authenticity. When great leaders take center stage, they call upon a broad set of skills. But no tool is more persuasive or influential than a personal story for some this is probably a very tough pill to swallow higher. Ed has taught emerging leaders to turn to statistics and industry news to persuade colleagues data's great for establishing credibility, but not for fostering authenticity. Try sharing a personal story about a setback. And how you overcame it. Speak to how it shaped your values and made you who you are today. This will Astrit your humility. And that you have the courage to own your weirdness. If you're willing to experiment with your messaging and get it wrong. If you times along the way, you'll find your voice sooner than you think. But be careful to not shift the focus so far too often testy that you forget to properly communicate your vision after all when you position yourself as a leader. Your ability to remain the leader hinges on others believing in you, so be real when you balance often tippety with a clearly communicated vision and a demonstration of the value, you contribute you reach the gateway to approachability. You can now set effective expectations depending on how you grew up. You may be a bit triggered by this concept. Don't over think it expectations are required for society to function consider a situation where you hop in your car to go to the store you pull up to a stop light. If you weren't expected to put your foot on the gas when a light turn green you'd never go anywhere. If you weren't expected to stop at the red light. You'd find yourself in trouble sooner rather than later without expectations people act without direction, and you never reach your destination. One of my favorite authors. Stephen Covey once said treat a person as they are. And they'll remain as they are treat a person as they can and should be and they'll become as they can and should be. If you provide the right significance to expectations. You'll line yourself with the outcome. You're hoping to achieve problems arise when you expect too much or too little from yourself or others. This is how you can set yourself up for disappointment. You can't expect everyone to have the same conviction as you, but you can manage expectations when you set clear expectations for yourself or your team you'll been doors by embracing compassion. Go create relationships that instill confidence, the most importantly, you'll do away with all the adoration and status associated with your position of power and allow others feel a sense of professional kinship. If you check off these boxes, you will have become approachable the team members who feel they can approach you will contribute ideas without fearing blowback because they know your open to suggestions. But where do you go from here? Approachability is something that requires upkeep keep your approachability alive by continuing to do these five things. One overtime. You may come to possess a wealth of knowledge and information, be wise and ethical in your use of this information. If people have a reason to trust you. They can collaborate without fear of retribution. To as a leader. You don't always have to fix things. People should want to come to you with good and bad news. Let them know that they can always come to you be sounding board. Listen intently, and let others device solutions three. There is always something. To learn ask a lot of questions and stay curious for transparent when you freely share personal and professional information, you allow people to get to know and understand you five when your Cup runs over fill the Cup of someone else who could benefit from your stories, and your wealth of experience you've been blessed with some great opportunities, and you'll continue to be blessed by more be mindful of what's given to you over time and be sure to give just as much back above all else. Pour into others when people find success, they have a tendency to think in terms of how others can serve then don't fall into. This mindset. We were all put on this earth to serve. Others the easiest way to make an impact on the world is to approach every opportunity with an attitude of gratitude when you believe that this is part of your purpose in life, you become a steward of your community and positive influence on society. So no matter how successful you become show, others compassion and be approachable.
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"Welcome to ignition point the show. That's here to help you take the leap conquer your week. And chief your goals, if you're inspiring leader with an entrepreneurial mind or young fashioned looking for a fresh perspective, you're in the right place. I'm Stephen Miller, I'm passionate about helping people to realize their vision by taking intentional leaps forward under my consultancy decisively. I get to do this every day collaborating with personal brands and start ups who want to develop a thinning brand strategies and design memorable customer experiences. If you consider all your daily, distractions, social media, YouTube decluttering, your inbox just a name a few. It's remarkable that we managed to accomplish anything at all. This is exactly what inspired me to host the show to help you amplify. Your mindset sustain your relentless work ethic and sparked the momentum you need to empower another winning week every Monday through season more ignition point we will break down a monologue adapted from some of the best motivational speeches to discover the practical actions you can take to elevate the. Awesome work that you do to keep you curious will share who inspired each week significant point at the end of the episode and remind you to focus on the motivation, not the motivator. Sometimes it'll just be you and me, but I'm excited to feature of group of eight special guests that include thought leaders influencers and industry disruptors. So consider this invitation for media youth. Please subscribe. So you can be the first to know when new episodes drop every Monday, starting April fifteen for more info about the show. You can check out decisive leap dot com slash ignition point. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the world. So if any of the thoughts, we share resonate with you or you'd like to help us improve feel free to join the discussion with us on Twitter and Lincoln by using hashtag ignition point. So we can say thank you for helping others to leap forward with us. Remember to stay motivated and keep moving forward. If you put in the hard work right now one day, you could be the one motivating the world with your story. I'll be looking forward to speaking with you soon on another ignition point. Get out there and win the week.
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"I would need to let the feelings and lessons a failure transform into my power. Failures fuel. Failure is power. You must embrace failure as your fuel instead of accepting it as your destruction rule to lead from the bench in sports their times and athlete is asked to yield playing time to others on the team. This is called getting benched at times, you'll feel benched you'll be passed over for the promotion taken off the project, you might even find yourself holding a baby instead of a briefcase watching your colleagues, then get ahead. You're allowed to be disappointed. When it feels like life's benched, you the aren't allowed to miss your opportunity to lead from the bench your presence. Your support your vocal relentless belief in your team from the bench can give them the confidence that they need to win. If you're not a leader on the bench. Don't call yourself a leader on the field. You're either leader everywhere or nowhere wherever you're put lead from there. Rule three champion each other. You always be the person on your team who's responsible for the win. And when you aren't you have to throw your support behind the person who is this can be difficult, though, Huhne's impeded against each other in competition since the beginning of time for a seat of the table. This is not your fault. But it is our problem. Amplify your voices? Demand seats at every table where decisions are made claim the success of one as a success for all believe in the power of weei over me because their victory is your victory. Celebrate it know what your team needs from you. If your team needs you to play the role of supporter or the role of teacher. You should do it. Eventually you'll be called to action to demand your role. There will come a time for you to say give me the promotion give me the microphone give me the respect that I've earned. I learned the most. Important lesson about this. When one of my sponsors surprise me to retirement meeting with their plan for a sendoff commercial their message was this forget me, they knew I wanted my legacy to be insuring the future success of what I dedicated my life to if my name were forgotten that would mean that those who came after me were pushing on to new heights, be careful what you wish for they forgot me. But being forgotten. Never scared me would scare me was losing my identity. I define myself as the one who always gave one hundred percent to my team a few months later, I became a partner apparent a business owner in an activist. I still give one hundred percent and I fight every day to make a better future going forward. Don't just ask yourself. What do I want to do? What you do will never define you. Take pause and ask yourself this. Who do I want to be who you are will always define you? There's so much great stuff to unpack here. But I wanna start back at square one. Because after all it's what we're talking about today at the beginning of the speech. We talked about cautionary tales when you grow up. You don't have to shift your perceptions, but you should want to see the world through fresh eyes right to be clear. I am not telling you to go all Johnny Knoxville on life. But you should ask the hard questions endear to defy what's template for you along the path all save you the Robert frost quote for later date. I mean after all this is episode one. But let's go ahead and dive into some of those practical actions that you can take for your week going forward. First and foremost, I wanna bring up looking at your past you should embrace it. Take on exactly what we said in rule. One. Make failure your fuel. You can do this this week by defining a moment in which you got knocked the Matt choose something that was not necessarily too early on to drive you. I mean after all if you choose something too early in your life as a moment of failure. You could end up fueled to just not disappoint your parents for once. And I think we both know that you want aim higher than that. You should know. It doesn't have to be an immediate failure just one that is relevant enough in your life to drive you doing this allows you to establish your intent and follow a new direction. The second practical action. I want to bring forward to you is to lead from the bench and take on that moment where you can support your team. I could get into the idea here of the egoists versus the altruism. But this isn't a philosophy lesson for you the root of that point is just that the ego ist is the type of person the likes to put themselves before the crowd. The altruism likes to put the crowd before themselves. And what we wanna do. Here's find it. Happy medium plays of support for that team. The point is that you have to put the team before yourself. But remember that you're part of the team if you're not a Lear from where you're put don't call yourself, a leader at all, right? You can lead from anywhere the proper action to take on this note is to look at your role on the team as it stands today. Find one way to make your presence felt. Support someone's idea back somebody up or had reinforced the entire vision that you all signed up for the third and final practical action for this week that I wanna recommend that you take is to materialize your vision. You will never be who you wanna be and you'll never achieve your goals unless you put them on paper. So who do you want to be remembered, this is the part that defines you? What you can do is make a composite of yourself. It can be lengthy. But troop he told brevity can be just as impounding then post it where you can be reminded of it every single day. I was reminded once if you don't like your lifestyle, you should look at your results. If you don't like your results, look your actions. If you don't like, you're actions. Look, your attitude, and if you don't like your attitude, you must look at your philosophy. If you use these points to reflect on you'll be able to amplify the outcomes of your actions, and publish an amazing blueprint for yourself. Don't fear going back to the drawing board in revising this blueprint, though, you're hustling days will never be over here. Ignition point our goal is to make a positive impact on the world. So if any of the thoughts we shared resonate with you or you'd like to help us improve please writer review for our show. Wherever you listen to great podcasts. You can join our community. By using hashtag ignition point on Twitter and linked in if you'd like to be featured on our next Minnie's owed of carpet weekend. Share your big win of the week with me directly by emailing. Stephen decisively dot com. We hold out until the end of each show to share who's inspired each week's ignition point in order to keep you curious and remind you to focus on the motivation, not the motivator this week's ignition point was adapted from Abby Wambach twenty eighteen commencement address at Barnard college. Remember to stay motivated and keep moving forward. If you put in the hard work right now one day, you could be the one motivating the world with year story before we go. I wanna take a second in. Thank you for supporting the show. If you enjoyed our first episode, please subscribe. So you can be the first to hear are new episodes when they drop every Monday for more about the show. Check out decisively dot com slash ignition point. I'll be looking forward to speaking with you next time on another episode of ignition point now get out there and win the week.
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"Brought us from. What's really interesting is even some of Jesus own disciples didn't fully understand what was happening on this day. All of this was out of character for Jesus you see he didn't normally operate this way. He was never aggressive in how he ministered to people, and we should follow that example. But this wasn't a normal day. Jesus intended to use this to truly announce who he was and some of the disciples that this was the moment Jesus would take control, and he would truly show the power that he had and he would announce who he was. But it wasn't how they thought it should be you see Jesus did intend for this to announce who he was, but he didn't come to take control. See this was the beginning of the last week of Jesus's life. It was the beginning of Passover and soon his journey here on earth would come to completion. And the ultimate plan would be fulfilled. And if he had chosen not to go on this journey to the cross we as Christians would not have the hope that we have today. This was truly the time that Jesus took to took the focus off of the individual healings and focused on the big picture for humanity. You see we find in this little story of him coming into Jerusalem. He didn't take the time to perform miracles. He didn't take the time to to truly demonstrate the power that he had. But he made this actually a little more about him than about the people. He focused on the big picture. And we as a church need to shift. Our mindset in the same way, we have to shift our focus away from our own need and back to a bigger picture of saving those that are searching for God in this day and age you see we are coming to a time that has to be less about us and more on God and his kingdom Jesus on. This Palm Sunday was setting an example of changing focus to the eternal big picture. The church today has been far too focused on our own personal needs. When we need to get over ourselves and start focusing on the same eternal picture, you see it. No. It's no longer supposed to be about our journey, but Jesus journey. God is calling us to an attitude of sacrifice. Instead of an attitude of bless me. And we have to begin to recognize who got is in our lives and spread into the word of who. He is those around us. You see if we can achieve a paradigm shift in our attitude and focus we will see the kingdom of God grow and change into what God intends for it to be. But it's up for us to make it no longer about our needs. But about his kingdom and those searching for relationship with him. If we can do that, we will truly see a shift not just in our churches, but in our personal walk with walks with God, and will truly see the kingdom that God has intended for. I'm pat.
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"Grace point east drive to make the pursuit of living for God. It's Burs pots. But sometimes we're still left one. What's the point? And it can be frustrating. Here on Sunday. We celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem and the celebration that took place, but why did he come to the city? Why was this time different than others? We're going to talk about I'm pastor Andrew. And this is the point. Welcome to the point. I'm past Andrew today. We're going to be talking about Palm Sunday. And why it's important and what it represents to us as Christians today. You know, many people just think it's just another special Sunday where we send tend to celebrate Jesus and his coming into Jerusalem. And it's true. We do celebrate that. But why do we celebrate Jesus coming into Jerusalem? What was so special about this day? Why did the people react the way they reacted? Well, we're going to talk about that. If you turn to Matthew chapter twenty one versus one through ten going to read from the Christian standard bible scripture tells us when the approached Lamon came to Bethpage at the mount of olives Jesus then sent two disciples telling them go into the village ahead of you at once you will find a donkey tied there with her full on tie them. And bring them to me if anyone says anything to you say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them at once this took place. So that was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, tell daughters alien, see your king is coming to you gentle and mounted on a donkey and on a Colt the full of a donkey the disciples went. And did just as Jesus directed them. They brought the donkey and it's full and they laid their clothes on them. And he sat on them a very loud large crowd spread their clothes on the road. Others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road than the crowds. Who went ahead of him. And those who followed shouted Hosanna to the son of David blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord Hosanna in the highest heaven when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar saying who is this. And the crowds were saying, this is the prophet Jesus. From Nazareth in Galilee. So I suppose my first question to you after reading this is what is the road that you are going to take. You see God intended for us to know, not only the road that he would take. But that the road that we would take as well Jesus in this instant of scripture knew the road that he had to travel you see it at all been prophesied and in our life. We may not know the twists and turns that life has in store for us. But God does intend for us to know that he will be with us in the journey, and he will not send us by ourselves. So let's look closer this scripture. Why a donkey why did Jesus choose to come on a donkey why did he not come on a majestic horse or even a camel for that matter? You see if he'd come on horseback. It would have represented him coming as a man of war ready to take control. But instead he came on a donkey a beast of burden not recognized as royalty. But as a man of peace. It's interesting to note that in scripture, we don't see Jesus writing on anything much. He's mostly represented as one who walked most places, and he was a man of the people who didn't regard himself as someone above the average man, not only that. But the bible tells us that he truly dealt with the same situations we dealt with he was tempted like we are tempted. My father loves to tell the story and that he believes that Jesus when he saw acute Jewish girl walked past that even Jesus had to bring his flesh Lee mind under control, just like, we do you see Jesus was tempted just like us, but he was without sin. But here in this portion of scripture, we find Jesus fulfilling a prophecy Zachariah nine nine says rejoice greatly daughter of Zion. Shout in triumph daughter Jerusalem. Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious humble and riding on a donkey on a Colt. The full of a donkey. You see this entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey it was not unplanned. It was all part of the ultimate plan. I just can imagine the disciples when Jesus sends them to go find this don't gain the Colt. They just had to wonder then to themselves. What was going on Jesus said just go you'll find this donkey, and I want you to just take them. Honestly, if I was in the disciples place. I would have been a little nervous. So Jesus you want us to steal a donkey? But you see Jesus knew what the plan was he knew that everything was set in place for this very moment. You see when God tells you to do something, you may not understand why you may not know the story behind it. But he has everything already planned out for you. So we find that they bring the Colt to Jesus, and he climbs on and begins the journey into Jerusalem. And it's interesting to see the reactions of the people in this situation some reacted Sakr officially by taking their garments often laying them down at his feet as he travelled by. And what they were. Are saying is that there was nothing too. Good for who they saw as God. And then there were those that seem to recognize what was happening even better than others because they began to take branches of palm trees, and they went out to meet him. And this was a recognition of royalty normally reserved for when heads of state would come into the city. There were many who recognized who Jesus was and what was happening and in this recognition, they brought forth their worship and has he entered the city Jerusalem was in an uproar. And when asked who this man was the answer was this is the prophet Jesus. From Nazareth in Galilee. And in this whole time syllabi ration-, you would think that it's all great. But it wasn't everyone. Who thought this was good? The Pharisees had a problem with it. They looked at Jesus, and they told him that he needed to get his disciples under control that they were making him out to be something that he was not. And in the same way. There are those that look at us this Christians say that we need to get ourselves under control that our worship is too wild or too exuberant. And we make God out to be something that he's not. But they don't realize who got really is. And they don't know God. Like, we know God, they haven't experienced what God has brought
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"Your grace point. We strive to make living for God, that's responsible. But sometimes we are still left wondering, what's the point. And it can be frustrating. What is a miracle out? We move in the supernatural. Well, the bible gives clear direction and how to have a move of the super. Pump about that today. I'm past ranger. And this is the point. Welcome to the point today. We are talking about how to have a move of the supernatural before we go any further. I wanna turn to acts chapter three going to read verses one through ten now. Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer the ninth hour and a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried whom they lay daily at the gate of the temple which is called beautiful to ask alms from those who entered the temple who seen Peter Jon about to go into the temple asked for alms and fixing his eyes on him with John Peter said look at us. So he gave them his attention expecting to receive something from them, then Peter said, silver and gold, I do not have. But what I do have. I give you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up in walk, and he took him by the right hand and lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones receive strength. So he leaping up stood and walked and entered the temple with. Them walking leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God. Then they knew that. It was he who sat begging alms at the beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder in amazement at what had happened to him. So what does it take to have a move of the supernatural? You know, we read in especially the book of acts of all the miracles and wonders that took place and you have to wonder why don't we see that as often as they did? Why did it seem to be a normal thing for them yet seem so rare in our age today while the bible gives us lots of direction on how to have a move of the supernatural, and we're going to look at for things that you have to have to get that move of God to get that supernatural thing that get that miracle in your life. First thing is you have to have desire. So ask yourself. Do you have desire desire, not just to observe a miracle? But to be a part of a miracle. Do you have the desire for God to expand your spiritual horizons to a place that you can see? The actual miraculous happened in your life and in the life of those around you. I chronicles chapter four verse ten there's a unique scripture J Bez. Was a man who is named for one thing meant pain. But in this long list of so-and-so beget so unsold solo. So we get so so and this portion of scripture that usually puts most of us to sleep we find this single scripture with this prayer that Jay Bilas has and its first chronicles chapter four verse ten says J beds called out to the God of Israel. If only you would bless me extend my border, let your hand be with me and keep me from harm. So that I will not experience pain and God granted his request. See this is a remarkable scripture to me because obviously this prayer was so important that that God felt it need to be needed to be put right in the middle of all these boring scriptures to me, it's a little nugget of truth that if you're not paying attention, you can just skip right over because you're so bored with the rest of it. But this prayer. Are says a lot this purse is God expand my territory, God give me more than I already have not just in the natural sense. But in the spiritual sense, God expand, my spiritual walk with you. You see it's time for us to desire more. It's time for us to grow time to let God enlarge our personal. Territories. It's time to take back some dreams that we felt were stolen stolen from us to take back. Our families to take back backslid and children that belong to the Lord. Take back the people, you know, should be sitting with you on the pew in church. Then it's time to come together as a church and collectively take back some territory in our cities. You see we have to have a desire for this though. God's not going to just give us all of these things without us desiring and asking him for it. When you grow. There's always going to be growing pains, and we may feel that pain and feel regret. But in the end, the pain of growth will always be worth it in comparison to the pain of stained complacent. Why do other countries? See more miracles us in the United States. We want miracles, but we're always hearing about our missionaries in those overseas who are truly seen major miracles happen in their congregations over one, it's desire. It's a need. They have no other choice. So how can we change our mindset to see more miracles and manifestations of the supernatural? We must decide that we have no other choice other than to see God perform the supernatural. There must be a need. We have many needs in our lives, not just physical, but financial and emotional and some miracles we need to maintain and God may do a'miracle in our finances. But if we go back to destructive patterns, and it's not truly going to change anything. We have to have a desire not only for God that perform the miraculously in our lives, but has such a desire that we can maintain the miracle that he's provided. It to us. God may do a miracle emotionally. But can we open the door to fear again? If we choose to when he's taken it away from us. So we have to have the desire. Second thing. We have to have is we have to have thority. We have to recognize where the power comes from we go back to the man healed at the gate beautiful in acts chapter three reading versus eleven twelve. Now as the lame man who was healed held onto Peter Jon all the people ran together to them in the porch, which is called Solomon's greatly amazed. So when Peter saw he responded to the people men of Israel. Why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us as though by our own power or godliness, we had made this man walk. Can we depend on God? When we
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"Your grace point we strive to make the pursuit of living for goddess clearest possible. But sometimes we're still left wondering, what's the point. And it can be frustrating. This week. I talked about filling your destiny the world has many ideas on what our destiny should be. What does God have to say? We're here to talk about. I'm injured, and this is the point. Hello. And welcome to the point this week. We are going to be talking about destiny so jump right in. We're going to start out with some scripture. I Samuel chapter nine versus fifteen through seventeen. Now. The Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came saying tomorrow about this time, I will send the man out of land of Benjamin and how shall anoint him to be captain over my people, Israel, then he shall save. My people out of the hand of the Philistines for I have looked upon my people because of their cries come unto me. And when Samuel saw saw the Lord said unto him behold, the man whom I speak to the of this same shall reign over my people. So what does this have to do with destiny while the Nessin what the Lord was telling Samuel was take a look Samuel? This is the man I have chosen. This is the man who will do the job. This is the man that has been blessed with a destiny a purpose and a future. See it's time for us as Christians to fulfill our destiny we've been called for such a time as we've been chosen. We've been given a job to do not by man or by any mistake. But by God. So we have to fulfill our destiny will you may ask me faster. Andrew what is destiny while in simple terms destiny is God's purpose for you. It's your appointed. And ordained future destiny is what God has predetermined for you to become it is his divine will for your existence. You see it's so sad at times to read within the scripture, and even to see those that that we have went to church with or known for so long people who have missed their destiny they have aborted the plan and the will of God for their lives. They started out, right? They had a great desire, but somewhere along the way, they got sidetracked and missed out on. On their destiny. See Paul was a man who was chosen by God and had a destiny, but he missed his opportunity God himself chose Saul to lead his people out of bondage. When the prophet Samuel. I laid eyes on Sol. The Lord said behold, this is the man that I have chosen he will be the one to lead my people in rain over them an anointed man and a man that at one time was led by the spirit of the Lord. He was gifted with the spirit of prophecy destined by God to lead Israel and God was with him. He was a man of destiny he was a mighty man of valor. He was a great warrior. He feared God. And he loved God. And that's why God chose him. But yet one of the most tragic pictures we see with in this scriptures. When Saul king of Israel began to come apart. He only walked in his destiny for a while. He started. Off right, but somewhere along the way got tripped up he got within himself, and instead of trying to fulfill his destiny, he started desiring, the applause of the people he began to compromise the plan and the will of God. And the plan of God was to lead. God's people out of bondage. I want you to notice in the life of Saul that when he was coming to the end of his life. Now, he was faced with one of the biggest battles he's ever faced, but his heart now was filled with fear in I Samuel chapter twenty eight verse fifteen says and Samuel said to Saul. Why has thou disquieted me to bring me up and saw answered I am sore distressed for the Philistines make war against me. And God is departed from me an answer at me. No more neither by prophets nor by dreams. It's so sad that by his own admission the Lord had left him. And now his heart was filled with fear because he chose rather to please the people rather than please God and trust God. See all throughout the bible, they were kings and priests and prophets and saints and servants in worshippers shepherds and tent makers that had destinies to fulfil an all throughout the scriptures. There are lessons for us to learn and that most important lesson for us to learn is that we cannot compare our destinies to there's what God did for them in times of old was for them. But I believe that God wants to do something fresh for us something new. How do you? Why can you say that pastor Andrew while is area forty three versus eight eighteen through nineteen tells us remember Ye not the former things neither consider the things of old behold. I will do a new thing now at shell spring forth. Shall Ye not know it I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. You see it's time for us to stop making excuses. We have to quit waiting for a more convenient time. We have no other time. We have a destiny that we have to fulfil Romans thirteen eleven says and that knowing the time that now it is high time to awake out of sleep for now is our salvation near than when we believed. You see the devil. Doesn't care. How much we do for God as long as we don't do it today. You see it's his job to get you to pass up your opportunity to lose your chance to give up on your destiny. Paul said in Second Corinthians, four verses seven through nine, but we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us. Yes, we are troubled on every side yet not distressed. We are perplexed, but not in despair persecuted, but not forsaken cast down. But not destroyed any Fijian's chapter one versus four through six says, according as he had chosen us in him before the foundations of the world that we should be holy without blame before him in love having predestined us into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself. According to the good pleasure of his will to the praise of the glory of his grace wherein. He had made. Accepted in the beloved see we have to listen to what God is telling us in essence in the last days or in the fullness of time God is saying I have given you a purpose. And that is to come into the adoption of Jesus Christ to live blameless to praise and glorify my name why? Because I- predestined you according to my purpose to praise and glorify. My name our destiny is to be an adopted child of God, we have been adopted by the heavenly, father and the devil. No longer has any claim on us. I hope you understand what Paul is saying to us here. No person's destiny is measured by his great works or his achievements or his exploits or his special accomplishments. You see it's not our jobs as Christians to be in competition with each other. Oh, I one more souls than brother, so. And so or all I've done more for the needy than sister so-and-so, God is not requiring some great accomplishment from us mica chapter six verse eight tells us what he wants from us says he had showed the oh, man. What is good? And what does the Lord require of the, but to do justly and to love mercy at to walk humbly with I got that's the plan and will of God for your life. See God has a destiny for us. But we will not find that destiny through the natural. I it will only come by a heavenly vision. Proverbs chapter twenty nine verse eighteen says where there is no vision the people. Perish. Many people use that to say, oh, the pastor needs to give vision. No, the Saint has to have vision as well. The purpose of vision is to give direction and guidance an insight into the will of God vision is something that addresses the future, and is not swayed by the today, it will not be changed by circumstances around it or by obstacles that will try to detour it. But it is something directed by God to give purpose and direction for the future. In fact, the destiny is already there waiting for us to arrive at its destination. The apostle Paul said and second Grint themes five verse seven for we walk by faith, not by sight. When we as Christians understand that we have a destiny and that God has called us and chosen us at anointed us to run this race into fight this fight, and we begin. To follow the destiny that's been laid out there for us than we as the church will have fulfilled. Our destiny Paul said, forget those things which are behind and reaching fourth onto those things which are before pressed press towards the Mark of for the prize of the high calling of God and Christ Jesus Hebrews twelve to says looking onto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame. How could Jesus endure that cross? He saw what was on the other side of the cross. He understood his destiny and purpose. He saw down through the annuals of time to a Christian sitting in their home. Right. Where you are at the time that you're listening to this for this very hour for souls that needed to be saved. God understood that destiny was a good place for dreams. And he also understood that the future far exceeds the accomplishment. Of the past destiny will not be determined by
"point" Discussed on The Point
"Grace point we strive to make the pursuit of living for God as clear as possible. Sometimes are still left wondering, what's the point? It can be frustrating. This week. Pastor talked about becoming a new manning Christ. What is Christianity are we to obtain them? And how do we share? That's what we're going to talk about. I'm past Andrew. And this is the point. Loon? Welcome to the point this Zep Assad too. I feel like we're off to a good start. And this week. We're talking about pastors message yesterday about a new man in Christ. What does it mean to be new man in Christ? Whoa. When you think about that, you're gonna really asking the question. What does it mean to be a Christian while they're latte of definitions out there too? What a Christian is. And a lot of people have different opinions of what a Christian is some people would say that you're Christian if you get up on Sunday mornings and go to church some say that you're Christian because you know, all the bible stories ever written. Some would say your Christian because you go to bible study every week some say that you're Christian because my family's Christian. So I'm a Christian someone say you're Christian because you live in America and America is a Christian country, some say, you're simply Christian because you believe God exists and some say, you're. Christian just because you're a nice person. So how do we truly define our Christianity? What does being a Christian mean? Will pastor talked about the dictionary definition, and we're gonna go through that right now. The dictionary says that professing belief in Jesus Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus or relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings relating to or characteristic of Christianity or or it's here. It's showing a loving concern for others or being humane. Or it's one who lives according to the teachings of Jesus. So that's what the world has to say about Christianity. So by the world's definition of a Christian. We probably all have a lot of work to do by the world's definition. We're probably in a lot of deep trouble, actually. So let's look at the bible. What does the bible say about being a Christian? That's where we're really going to find something that we can trust definition that we can trust. What pastor used Fiji's chapter four versus twenty three thirty two. But that isn't what you learn about Christ since you've heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him throw off your old, sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception instead let the spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature created to be like God, truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth for we are all parts of the same body and don't sin by letting anger control. You don't let the sun go down while you're still angry for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If your thief quit stealing instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don't use foul or abusive language that everything you say be good, and helpful. So that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them and do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit, by the way, you live. Remember, he has identified. D'you as his own guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption, get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh, words, and slander as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead be kind to each other tenderhearted forgiving one another just as God through Christ has forgiven. You. Wow. It's a lot. There's from what I can see the word of God in the dictionary really are pretty close on what being Christ like is. So what are we supposed to do about? It. It seems far too difficult. Will it is difficult. You see I can get up on Sunday mornings and go to church, but what have I done all week to show my walk with God. Have I liked the scripture says thrown off my old sinful nature and my former way of life, which was corrupted by less than deception if I haven't then what good is calling myself a Christian. How can I say that? I'm a Christian if I still act like I did when I was lost before I received the Holy Ghost. Do I edified? God do I show myself as a Christian? What do I do in school all week or at home or at work? Did I read the word of God? Did I pray? How angry did I get bible says and don't send by. Letting anger control you. Well, how many lies did I tell what am I doing in secret is at godly? Bible says in verse thirty one get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh, words, and slander as well as all types of evil behavior. And if I can know all this bible stories by heart, but am I really living them and living. The example that they give do I believe them. Do I tell others about them? Am I Christian simply because my mom and dad say I'm a Christian. If they're living, right? Why do I have to? Bible says the search out my own salvation with fear and trembling don't count on everybody else to get me in heaven only, I can do that. If I believe that got exists. Then why in the world of my not living for him? If I really believe that God exists that I would know that he requires my everything all the time. I would know that it's more than just believing. It's living it, so how do we live it? You say pastor Andrew this just seems impossible. How I supposed to do this. Well, it's not impossible. We just have to do it one day at a time. But it's hard. I can't do it. I want the things of this world, you might say. Well, you have to think what is it that you really want? You have to ask yourself. What's truly important to me? Is it the things of this world or is it life? Eternal you see if I wanna make it to heaven. I've got to surround myself with good people. I've got to pray for the wisdom and understanding of God's word I've got to fast. So that I can get my Karnali under subjection, and I've got to worship. So I can feel his presence. See the bible says he can habits are praises. So if he inhabits our praises than we probably should worship. So you say pastor Andrew going to church and going to bible studies and believe in God. And being a nice person does not make me a Christian than what in the world. Am I doing here? Is the I'm not saying that those things aren't good for you. In fact, they're great for you there some of the most important things that you can do. But what I am saying is that those things alone are not at all enough. I'm saying that we need to reevaluate I life, and how we live it we need to look a little closer at what we do outside of going to church. You see we can't just go to church and call ourselves a Christian, but we have to be Christian minded people even outside of the four walls of the church building. See
"point" Discussed on The Point
"Your grace point we strive to make the pursuit of living for God is clearest possible. But sometimes still left wondering, what's the point? And it can be frustrating last week. I talked about how life can be hard and difficult, and we sometimes wonder why we can't seem to get things going the way we want them to there's a reason for that. God never intended for us to handle our own problems. God wants us to simply let go and let him do. We're going to talk about that. I'm pastor Andrew. This is the point. Hello. And welcome to the point. I'm excited about this new series. We're going to be doing if you want to know what the point of the point is I want to make this just a place that we can connect in and touch on. What we've been talking about in our main services every week. I want this to be a place where we can get dive a little deeper into the subject matter that we've been talking about whether it's been myself or past or anybody else preaching, what this to be a place that we can continue the conversation, and what it is got has force in our lives. And what it is. That has Stor Leeman and myself are bringing to the congregation and just dive a little deeper into each topic. So for instance, this past week, I talked about how we need to let God do it letting God do it can be really hard much too often we become frustrated with our lies because we don't feel like we're getting anywhere. We know what we want to be. But we don't know how to get there. We become discouraged wondering what's wrong with us. We we failed become all that God really wants us to be as a result were not happy with ourselves or God. And there is a reason for it. It gets it's hard to accept, but we are constantly trying to do the gods job in our lives that we just can't do and we have just learned to let God do it. So I use the scripture psalms chapter thirty seven versus three through five trust in the Lord and do good so shout, thou dwell in the land and barely thou shalt be fed delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give the the desires of nine heart commitment, die ways unto the Lord. Also trust in him. And he shall bring it to pass. So it's pumped into us from birth that we can do anything parents teach it teachers teach it those around us, even our peers can can at least they're our friends will pump it into as you can do it. You can succeed. You can do whatever it is. You're setting your heart, do setting your mind to do you just have to be strong enough to make it happen? And because of this we always feel bad when we fail and inevitably we always fail. We always end up tripping up. We always end up messing up, and it becomes hard to really except when we can't do it. Because all of our life were told you can do it. You can do anything. And it's tough for us to come to that realization that you know, what I can't do everything. I am not superman. I'm not superwoman. I have to accept the fact that I have limitations. I have to accept the fact that there's going to be a lot of things in my life that I'm going to fail that and it's hard to accept, and it's it's hard to accept that that we in many areas of our life tend to be failures. So once we accept it though, we can realize that God has a plan for us. God has things that he intends for us. And he never intended for us to have to deal with a lot of the problems that we tried to deal with. I was just telling someone today as we are working here at the church that you know, I'm I'm an old dog. It's hard to teach me new tricks. I'm still stubborn I still deal with situations. I still do things I probably shouldn't be doing because I am. I'm stuck in my ways. So it's hard to learn when we have to let God do something see letting God do it requires us to give God the opportunity to do it. We have to learn to trust. God if we let God we have to let go of it. We have to let go of watered ever it is were trying to handle ourselves and say God, I'm gonna give this to you. So what does letting go mean, it means that someone else is in charge when I let go of a project here at the church. I let go of a project to somebody else. I have to say I'm trusting you to take care of whatever it is. I am letting go of and that doesn't mean that I'm gonna stand over their shoulder. And micromanage that means I am going to let them do it. And trust them that they will do it. Right. You see it's the same with our life. God has to be the one in charge. We have to trust God enough to say, I'm going to give this to you. And let you have it and trust that you will do it. Right. And when you come to the realization of how powerful God is you realize it's really not that hard to do. God is perfect. God is love God is strength. God his PC's everything that we ever need. So why is it? We have so much trouble trusting him with our situations. God has the strength. The has the goodness. He has the loving kindness. He has the the rich bounty of everything that he owns he cares for us. And and he's already brought us so far from where we used to be really all of that should be reason enough to just say God,