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A highlight from 118: Part 1: Marc Cameron - From Deputy US Marshal to Arliss Cutter to Tom Clancy
"Well, again, here we are. Episode 118. Murph, we have 118. This is like surviving 118 attempts on our life. We have dodged all the bullets. Our listeners are loyal and they protect us. You guys protect us. So welcome back again. Episode 118, Game of Crimes. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for joining. I am your host with the most hair. Just got it cut, Morgan Wright, here literally with my partner in crime. Murph, who's almost bald and your hair looks like crap. My hair doesn't look like crap. It looks like crap. No, it doesn't. It looks marvelous. I've got so much. She says, the person who cut my hair said, when you come in after six weeks, it's like most people's eight weeks or 10 weeks. So I get a lot of hair. Hey, when I go in and get a haircut, it takes like three minutes. I'm in and out. There you go. You sure that's a haircut? Be nice now. I'm just starting this. Please, please don't pay attention to him, ladies and gentlemen. I'm sorry, okay. We're trying to gain some professional help. Yeah, whatever. All right, how's that working out for you? Okay, let's just do some quick housekeeping before we get started. Hey guys, head on over to that Apple Spotify. Hit those five stars. It helps us out a lot. Remember, the other thing we learned that too, guess what guys? Not only did Stitcher go away, Google Podcasts is going away. So you're gonna have to, if you're on Google, make sure you pick a new service to keep listening to us. Make sure you hit that subscribe button too so that you do not miss. Deliver to your digital inbox every week on a Monday and Tuesday, these episodes like this one's coming out. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com. In fact, when we talk about our guest today, Mark Cameron, we'll talk about his book. That'll be listed on there. And we've got a lot of great stuff on there. So make sure you head on over there. Gameofcrimespodcast .com. Also follow us on that thing they call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. But Murph, I'm telling you, we're gonna have some fun on Patreon. Patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. I have a 911 call coming up for you. Of all the 911 calls, I guarantee you nobody, nobody has taken a call like this before that I'm aware of ever, anywhere. Looking forward to hearing this one. Holy cow. There's gonna be a couple. This one, I don't know if I can make an entire case out of it, but I've listened to it. And just the sheer confusion on the call taker, they've never been presented with this before. So we'll have to talk about that. But guys, we just did our warden of the throne. It's a unique little thing we're doing now. Rather than just taking one topic, Murph brings two topics. I bring two topics. We're allowed to get into things that are catching our interest for the previous month or some stories. So we just did one talking about Philadelphia and the looting, Iran, and what they call the Iranian experts initiative. People have had their security clearance suspended. You talk about some tragic cases up in New York, the Bronx, baby dying at daycare center, and the recent death of that CEO by a sexual predator who should have still been in prison, but wasn't. Right, in Baltimore. So those are a lot of good things. We've got Q &A coming up, 911, what's your emergency case of the month? So guys, all good stuff. You don't hear this anywhere else, but on patreon .com slash Game of Crimes. But the other place you gotta be though too, Murph, our favorite mafia queen with the iron fist with the velvet glove. You gotta head on over there, watch what Sandy Salvato is doing with our Game of Crimes fans page. Just go to Facebook, type in Game of Crimes fans, answer a couple easy questions, get admitted to the Inner Sanctum in YouTube. You will see what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain because that's one of our favorite people happening over on Game of Crimes fans. It's a lot of fun. There's a lot of humor there. A lot of dark humor too. If you saw some of the stuff people have posted, I hope you guys, I hope your healthcare plan supports you with an employee assistance program. I'm telling you. I don't know what you're talking about. Here's what I'm talking about. You know what I'm talking about now because you know what time it is. Guess what? I'm gonna ask you, do you know what time it is? Guess what time it is? Come on, give me a clue. It's time for Small Town Police Blotter. Hey, this because in honor of our guest that's coming up, Mark Cameron, the author, we'll talk about him in a second, but he went from Texas, lives in Alaska. So I thought we should have an Alaska theme. There you go. For our Small Town Police Blotter. So Murph, gotta ask you. Yes. This comes out of the Alaska Dispatch News. You know, a lot of fishery stuff, a lot of crabbing, a lot of lobster stuff, a lot of that goes on in Alaska, doesn't it? Mm -hmm, mm -hmm. So you have an idea. You go, hey, we're gonna take a crabbing boat and we're gonna convert it into a floating bar and strip club. What could go wrong, right? Oh my gosh. So 54 -year -old Darren Byler of Kodiak and his 46 -year -old wife, Kimberly, own the Wild Alaskan, a former crabbing boat that's been converted into a floating bar and strip club. Apparently it's doing pretty well. They've been running the business since June, but now they're in serious legal trouble and Murph, it's not for stripping. Uh -oh, what is it? This gives new meaning to, you know, why this is on a crabbing boat. So if you're out there floating, you have to provide facilities for people to use, right? So if they use the facilities, number one and number two, you should probably find a way to take care of that other than dumping it into the ocean. Oh, come on, come on. So they were just indicted by a federal grand jury for improper disposal of human waste after they were caught dumping feces from their bathroom into the harbor, as they say in Maine, into the harbor. Instead of taking the waste tanks to the proper places on shore, they both could be facing up to one year in jail and $25 ,000 in fine, but that's not the worst part. The worst part is the Coast Guard said they lied about dumping the tanks, and if they're convicted of that, making false statements to the Coast Guard investigators, that could get them five years in prison and $250 ,000 in fines. Cha -ching. I tell you what, you gotta do a lot of stripping to make that kind of money. It's a shitty situation they got themselves in. It's terrible. This whole thing just stinks. It stinks, man, stinks to high heaven. Tell you what, you know, you had a turd in one hand and wishes in the other. Anyway, we could go lots of places with that, so. These people didn't move to Alaska from Florida, did they? I don't believe so. Thank goodness. Hey, but I went back into the archives too, so I pulled some articles out of the Alaska News Archives, the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. This comes to us January 21st, 1955, and I'm telling you, the stories are hilarious. These are quick hits. And not always, but this is what's in Alaska. This is what's important in Alaska, January of 1955. The Tokyo police hire pretty hostesses. Tokyo police, grieved by complaints that their headquarters is unattractive, have assigned four pretty girls to meet people at the building's two entrances. Officials have also ordered the women to take charm courses. That is what's important in the Alaska, you know, the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. The other thing you gotta do here, be prepared. And this comes to us, it's out of Tucson, Arizona, but in the Fairbanks Daily News Minor. This is 1955, a 15 -year -old boy with a loaded .38 caliber pistol in his waistband was removed from high school class here by police. His explanation for carrying a gun, a couple of those teachers were giving me a hard time. Well, geez, okay. Okay, but this one though, this one has gotta be, this is it. This is St. Monaface. I believe this is Alaska, no, Manitoba. This is St. Monaface, Manitoba. All right. Police were certain the worst of the winter is upon them. Pete Nikoluk has started his annual jail term for vagrancy. Nikoluk has spent the past 21 winters in jail on vagrancy charges. Police says he always manages to get arrested just before the coldest part of the winter sets in. Who says this guy's not smart? Three hots and a cot, and I get through the toughest part of winter. Oh my goodness. That's, well, you know, that's prior planning, I guess. Prior planning prevents piss -poor performance, the 6Ps. There you go. Yep. You ask my children, they'll tell you what the 6Ps are. That's right. Murph, now, we'll finish up with this. I went and looked at what are some of the strangest laws in Alaska, and these are definitely Alaskan. It is illegal to whisper in someone's ear why they are moose hunting. Okay. It's legal to shoot bears. However, it is illegal to wake a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph. Why would you wake a sleeping bear? Isn't that the truth? Here's another thing, and I don't get it. It is considered an offense. It's illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. What? Why? Huh. Apparently, it's also illegal to sell stun guns to children. That one, I kind of get that makes sense. Well, if you're in Fairbanks, Alaska, if you love a vuvuzula, remember what they did during the World Cup. You know, you blow those things that make a lot of noise. Those annoying things? Yeah, it's illegal to blow a horn in a manner that disrupts the peace. Good. Yep. So, it's illegal to fatten up a sheep, cow, or pig within the city limits of Fairbanks. Are we talking about people or animals? Well, maybe it's meatball, and you'll have to listen to her. You'll have to listen to our warden of the throne. All right, it is also a crime to speak so loud that you offend a sensitive person enough to make him, her, or her leave if you're in Fairbanks. What? Okay, well, hey, be nice. That's just be nice. And you can only carry a concealed slingshot if you have received the appropriate license. The license. Do you have a license for that slingshot? All right. Oh, okay. I didn't know you had to have that. But Murph, this is the craziest one. This reminds me of an episode of you and JP on Narcos where you were accused of doing this, not a moose, but it is an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane. Well, you know, I gotta agree with that, but have you seen how big a moose is? How do you push it anywhere? Well, how do you get it into the damn airplane to begin with is what I wanna know. And who wants a moose, a pissed off moose, in their airplane? Uniquely Alaskan. So Mark Cameron, as we get into this, and again, we wanna thank our buddy, Patrick O 'Donnell, Cops and Writers. Go listen to his podcast. Hooked us up with him, but Mark Cameron is an interesting dude, moved from Weatherford, Texas to Alaska. And we're gonna talk about his book that was just released. It's an Arliss Kutter novel, Breakneck, by Mark Cameron. But the interesting thing too, Murph, was he wrote the last seven Tom Clancy novels. And this is a guy that used to be a marshal, which most of the reports were saw bad guy, put him in jail, you know? Not extensive reports in the marshal service. Saw a fugitive, arrested, same.
Fresh "Queens" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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A highlight from 117 Beyond the Story by BTS & Kang Myeong-seok A Memoir or an Official Wiki?
"What is book what the heck is this book what is it the main thing i got from it was like this sense of feeling seen and validated well why does it have to be this way this book was placed in my hand for this moment insightful learned a lot wrote some quotes that i'm ready to like paint on my wall i love this book that we just kind of pull out some some of the big things that we see and talk about a few different ones i apologize if most my contribution has k -pop references alternative book title the feminine mystique part two you're really just gay welcome to book club with julia and victoria we are two friends who find making and presenting power points on their special interest via super fun way to spend two hours on a saturday night it was the best time i had such a great time with you yesterday and we'd like to be your book friends this is a podcast for the books we just can't shut up about and this one is truly for julia and i'm here as the bestest of friends along with two lovely guests we will introduce in just a moment this week we're talking about beyond the story a 10 -year record of bts written by kang myung suk along with bts's interviews and translated by anton herr claire the first official biography charting the inception and rise of the global sensation kpop boy group bts and this is very much an official biography sort of by and about the company as much as about the artist so we're here to kind of talk about what exactly is going on with this book and bring in some special guests very very quickly before we introduce them if you'd like to support the show you can rate review and subscribe on any and all podcast platforms. If you're in the market for buying some books, you can go down into the show notes. Any book links that are there will take you to our affiliate page on bookshop .org and we get a very small kickback from those. And if you'd like to join the club, you can go to buymeacoffee .com slash book club with JB, where we have all of our archived episodes, a bunch of bonus content, all kinds of fun stuff. And that's it. Our special guests, husbands Adam and RJ are here. They have been podcast hosts since 2015 and can currently be found on the Ampliverse channel, hosting and producing shows like Did You Read the Group Chat, Showgaze, a movie musical podcast, and their own Boys Love series, where they recap idol survival shows like Boys Planet and Queen Dumb Puzzle, dating shows like His Man and BL series like The 8th Sense, and they're currently recapping Cherry Magic. Victoria doesn't know what any of this is. It's okay. The word salad.
Fresh "Queens" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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We Caught Fani.Fanny.Fannie Fever!
"Course of human history, there is a clear evidence trail of women named Fanny who are inextricably bound to a moment in time where they fully committed themselves to showing up as an embodied force of freedom. Where freedom had been denied to all but the patriarchy. Okay, I just want to list off a few amazing women named Fanny. Fanny Brownbill was an Australian state politician and the first woman to win a seat for the Labor Party in Victoria at a time where others in power did not believe that women were suited for politics. Fanny used her political power to champion for women, children, and seniors. Fanny Hertz, a German -born British educator, was a dialogue leader and advocate on issues that advanced opportunities for women to receive an education in reading, writing, math, and needle work, rejecting the policies that single -tracked women to prepare for a life of domesticity as wives, mothers, mistresses, and servants. Fanny Allen was the first woman from New England to become a Catholic nun in the state of Vermont, demonstrating an unflinching courage to worship her God in the way she felt convicted to do so at a time in history and from a family where she had to stand on her rock alone. Then there was Fanny J. Crosby. She was an American Methodist rescue mission worker, a poet, lyricist, and composer. She was a prolific hymnist writing more than 8 ,000 hymns and gospel songs and became a household name by the end of the 19th century. They call her the queen of gospel songwriters. She was a strict abolitionist and was the first woman to speak in the United States Senate as she read an original poem, an advocacy for the education of the legally blind. Fanny Raoul was a French writer who challenged the patriarchy through a career of prolific, unapologetic writing.
Fresh update on "queens" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"All live on stage. It's a week filled with fantastic music around here. Portland alternative rock faves from the 90s Everclear play The Crocodile tomorrow night. Queens of the Stone Age play Climate Pledge Arena tomorrow. ZZ Top headed to Muckleshoot Casino Events Center. Death Cab for Cutie at Climate Pledge this Friday and Saturday and Morgan at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. Starting Thursday the Tacoma Film Festival will host special events and feature feature films plus short films at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma. The festival runs through October 12th. And speaking of short films, you can take part in the Manhattan Short Film Festival this Thursday in at Bremerton. the Roxy It's your chance to view some fantastic short films, then join others around the world in voting for your favorites. And that's what's going on. Marina Rockinger, Northwest News Radio. Jumping in puddles was fun when I was a kid. Big splash. But now that I've grown up. Yeah. Huddles are a big problem, especially in my shower. Huddles in your shower? Sometimes ankle That's deep. no fun. No kidding. That's a clog. Backing up my drains.
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
Fresh update on "queens" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So tell us about what's going on in that video, John. And so I'm having a back and forth with the board chairman. I read some information talking about the 10 realities of the LGBTQ agenda. And then I went into reading this book here entitled Flamer and the board chair begins to cut me off and says that the stuff that I'm saying is inappropriate. Well, if it's inappropriate for a school board meeting, then it should be inappropriate for children to read in a library. And so it's really hypocrisy, Charlie. We are seeing that these Marxist atheists are rolling out a plan. This is not new. It's been happening for decades. We know that Madeleine O'Hare in 1962 removed prayer out of the public school system. And from there, we've seen a sinister plot and plan to destroy the American education system. We see all of this social emotional learning, this progressive education, and now children are going to schools and they're listening and hearing from drag queens. Everything is about transgenderism and the pride flag and the progress flag and BLM. And whenever you challenge these things, they want to silence you. They don't want the voice of dissent, which means that they truly don't want the false triune idol of diversity, equity and inclusion. They were all forced to bow to. So if you want true diversity, then I should be able to address the fact that this is perversion and not be cut off if you want true inclusion. I should be able to say that this is filled and not be made to feel as if I'm the crazy one for saying that kids don't need to hear about oral sex and anal sex. So when you say that they have to cut off your mic and all this and you're doing the way that you defeat the Marxists, you show, but you don't tell you actually show them. And what is the response? I mean, has there ever been a school board member, somebody that is like that really is like, oh, my goodness, I had no idea. So kind of walk through because you've been doing this all across the country. Yes, this is probably my 15th school board meeting that I've spoken at over the past year. And we're slowly but surely seeing the tide turn. We saw victory in Florida where they voted out all the books and they ruled on canceling all the books that were pornographic that were there. But many, many times, Charlie, I'll be honest, we're dealing with the Democrat Party's plan to indoctrinate children. So many people that are on those school boards, they're not going to bow. They're not going to change their position because they have received funding to run for their political campaigns and they want to keep their seat. So they choose perversion over doing what's right for kids. It's really political and it's awful. So just talk about how widespread this actually is, though. Talk about how entrenched and institutionalized, because some people say, well, it's not happening in my school board. Talk about that. This is happening everywhere. We recently posted the video about this speech that I did in Las Vegas. And I'm hearing from parents already. They're telling me, listen, can you come to South Carolina? Can you come to Georgia? Can you come to Texas? Because this same book, amongst hundreds of other books, these books are in all of the schools in the U.S. And so it's a pandemic. It's a major issue that we're contending with. And I'm also hearing from people from the LGBTQ community who, although they may not be living up to many of the standards that we preach, however, they know that kids are being indoctrinated in the public school system and they stand against it. And so we're hearing from people from all around the country and I'm constantly inundated with requests and emails and messages saying, hey, will you come support us? Will you come help us? I have pastors now who are reaching out to me saying, hey, how do we get you to my city? We support what TPUSA faith is doing. Thank you for doing what the church should have been doing for a long time. But they haven't. But we want your help. We need your assistance. So we're really we're really giving them the blueprint on how to fight these things. One school board meeting at a time. Yeah. And this is what we need a parents movement as to stand up. And John, you're starting to see bigger and bigger crowds come and support you, right? More parents that are starting to say, I want to be part of this. Every church in the country should be showing up vocally at their local school board. Talk about that, John. Yes. Over 200 parents showed up in Las Vegas. I'm from North Carolina. I traveled nearly four hours and a half by plane to get there. But I got there and it was a mass crowd of people and they were all excited. They were on fire. They said, you know, we love Charlie Kirk. We love Turning Point USA. We love Turning Point USA faith. Thank you for supporting this initiative. So many parents wanted to take pictures. They want to give support and to and donate towards what we're doing. We are moving the needle. And this this is going to happen one school board meeting at a time as we expose what's taking place. Since the inception of me going to the school board meetings and speaking out, I have amassed over 200 million views on all platforms. The message is getting out. The word is getting out. Now it's time for parents to stand up and to unite with us and to continue to speak out about these godless and ungodly school systems that really are truly atheist and Marxist. They want to push push communism and socialism upon children. It's really an issue where kids are being hoodwinked. They're being bamboozled. They're being taken and they've been lied to. But there is a remnant. There is a voice that's speaking out and it's TP USA faith and we're putting our faith into action. I love it. And Pastor John, what do you have to say to some Christians that say, but we don't want to be disagreeable? We don't want to ruffle any feathers. How do you respond to that? Well, Isaiah Chapter 56 verse 10 says his watchmen are blind. They are all ignorant. They are dumb dogs that cannot bark. The issue with the American church is that, you know, the watchmen are blind, which is a oxymoronic statement. The role of the watchman is to see and to warn so the watchman can't be blind. And then it says that they are dumb dogs that won't bark. The reason why we are warning people in America on the pending danger that's in the public education system is because children are being treated as if they are expendable. And in our American ignorance and arrogance, we think that America can't fall. But if you know history, many nations fail as a result of treating children in a dastardly way. The Bible tells us and it's clear that it's better for a man to be thrown into a sea with a millstone hung about his neck than for us to cause a child to stumble into sin. America, we must open our eyes and see what's going on and vote these perverts out immediately.
A highlight from Crypto Kingpins: The War Between SBF and CZ
"It's been almost one year since FTX collapsed and created a horrific ripple effect in the crypto industry. Sam Bankman -Fried and Chengpeng Zhao have become key players in this incident, and a new podcast goes behind the scenes to tell about exactly what took place. With SBF's trial ramping up as we speak, we're pleased to welcome Tom Wright, one of the creators of the new Crypto Kingpins podcast to the show, to share some insights. So let's go ahead and get into it today on our episode number 697 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. Five, four, three, two, one, go. Who's bad? Well, what do you know? Once again, it's the Bad Crypto Podcast, the show for the crypto curious and crypto serious. We had a week off because I was traveling en France, and was Travis keynoting at a crypto event in Manila. He was the thriller in Manila. And how was it, Trev? I tell you what, you know, I think I maybe made a quote of this before. Somebody said, go where you're celebrated, not where you're tolerated. And I do think in Puerto Rico sometimes it's like, you know, the natives tolerate, they don't really like the gringos, but they tolerate them. And then there's some people that'll throw hate. So, but in the Philippines, oh my God, they are so open and welcome and kind. And like, hello, sir, how can I help you, sir? Like just most lovable people, probably that I've ever encountered in the world. Thailand, the same, very nice people. Not a lot of crime in these places. I think maybe the Buddhist nature of that. And they're like, oh, you know, and it was so nice, very nice. And the keynote was great. They had me kick off the whole conference. So the founder came up, Dr. Donald Lin, he came up, did a little thing. And boom, then they had me kick off the keynote. And I think it was one of the better ones that I've done. I think it'll be up on YouTube here shortly and we'll share the link when that comes available. I had a few people come up and tell me it was one of the best keynotes they've ever seen. So I was like, ah, you've not seen very many keynotes. Perfect answer. Well, I'm sure you did a fantastic job and represented the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. So, you know, it's hard to believe that it's been a year since the dominoes started falling. You know, Luna was first, then FTX and Three Arrows, and then Celsius. And it's just been, it's gonna be a bear market anyway, but boy, the downward pressure exerted by these, you know, horrible black swan incidents have made it a really, really bad bear market. And of course, we've been here with you guys throughout it all. We've not abandoned you. We've not turned into bears. It was like a kick to the ass, a nudge, an elbow to your face, and then a kick to the crotch. And here we are. And the bear markets can be - Here we are. Here we go, sweetie. It was fun, fun times. Crypto goes up, crypto goes down. Or as our next guest would say, number go up. You mentioned that book right there. So we're gonna have a great conversation here with maybe my long lost relative, Tom Wright, who's been doing, who's an investigative journalist, gonna talk about what happened with FTX and SBF and CZ. And he's got his own podcast around that, multiple topics or multiple episodes. So you're gonna want to tune in. This is a pretty good interview, Mr. Joel Kopp. I think so. Let's let the people decide as they listen now. Unless you're living under a rock, you have heard the names Sam Bankman -Fried and Chengpeng Zhao, or CZ, of Binance. And you've heard about the fall of FTX. Well, Sam Bankman -Fried's big trial for basically making off with countless billions of dollars is coming up shortly. Scam bank man fraud, right? That's the guy. We have a guy with us today who is the co -founder of Project Brazen, a journalism -focused content studio. He's a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer finalist. And his name is quite similar to Travis Wright's. His name is Tom Wright. We're talking, it's two T Wright's here today. There's two TWs here today. And Tom, welcome to the Bad Crypto Podcast. Thanks for having me on. Yeah, tell us, just kind of give us a little more meat on the bones of your background and how that led you to this new podcast called Crypto Kingpins. Well, I was at the Wall Street Journal for about 20 years, Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal in 2019 after writing a book called Billion Dollar Whale, which is about the one MDB scandal. That's the scandal where a bunch of money was taken out of a sovereign wealth fund in Asia and used to make films like The Wolf of Wall Street and for all these guys to party on this fraudster Joe Lowe's tab. Clearly people like Paris Hilton and big actors, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. And then the guy who I wrote the book with, Bradley Hope and I quit the journal and set up this company Project Brazen. And what we do is we make podcasts and we also write magazine articles and other things, books as well, that we use as the basis for adaptation into TV and film. So that's Project Brazen, that's a business. And our latest podcast is Crypto Kingpins, which we've done in conjunction with USG Audio, which is Universal's audio. And that just started rolling out last week and the episodes are running weekly on Tuesdays. And it's about the huge rivalry between Changpeng Zhao, who you mentioned of Binance, and Sam Bankman -Fried of FTX and how that rivalry played out and how it led to the downfall of SPF. And we went based on exclusive access to CZ himself. There was some interesting stuff that was going down with that. A lot of personality clashes and then just like, oh, CZ is gonna come in and save the day. Oh no, he's not. Because it looked like he got some, he was feeling the heebie jeebies. He was looking at some stuff and going, whoa, we better get rid of all of my FTT because this ain't working. And so this is great. We're talking about some of the big crypto frauds, right? That's what you've done. You know, actually, since Joel and I have not done this show as regularly here in the last couple of weeks because of travel, a documentary just came out about Ruja Igniktova called The Crypto Queen on 2BTV and I was in there talking about that. So I'm featured on that. So it's like, it seems like there's a lot of stuff going on right now and I'll put that in the show notes if you guys wanna watch The Crypto Queen documentary. But this is fascinating. There's so many bad actors in crypto. Hopefully we can get past this and only the good people remain in crypto. The fraudsters are kicked out. Hopefully all the good people haven't left and are chasing dreams in AI now. So hopefully there's still some good foundations here in the crypto space. Well, we got into this podcast because I'm based here in Singapore and for a long time, CZ was based here. And what he was hoping to do was get a license from the Singapore government. I mean, a lot of people were here. Do Kwan of Terra Luna was here. Carl Davis was here. The Three Arrows guys were here. Their yacht Much Wow that they bought, I think was supposed to be in the marina here but never made it, as you said. A lot of people getting washed out of the system. But anyway, I got to know CZ because he was living down in this area called Sentosa Cove which is a lot like Miami. You know, it's big mansions with a marina. And at that time, now what a lot of people do know about is what happened last November, which you just alluded to, which is when CZ decided to sell his tokens and that caused a world of pain for Sam Bagman Frieden FTX, right? But what people don't really understand is the degree to which CZ and SPF had interacted over time. People know that the Binance was one of the big first investors in FTX back in the early days. They took a 25 million stake for 20 % of FTX. But Sam really looked up to CZ. Obviously CZ and Binance go back to 2017 and Sam didn't set up FTX until a couple years later. And we show in the podcast how CZ first met Sam when Sam invited him to this party in an aquarium in Singapore in 2019. And he was just a trader, one of many traders. I don't think he was a VIP trader, but just a trader nonetheless on Binance. And so that's really when the story begins and that's how we start the podcast by showing that relationship and how it evolves and then all of the stuff in between that initial meeting and then what happened last November, which was what we call the kill shot. So he kind of went from being a trader to becoming a traitor. We're gonna talk about some of that political stuff that he did down the road, which was really crazy. It's like you look at some of this stuff, Joel, and I go, man, anybody else was doing some of this stuff where they hadn't have donated so much money to the political parties? There's no way that you get taken out of a Bahamas prison and then immediately brought to America and then released on a first class flight to fly back home to go be with your mommy and daddy if you've done this amount of fraud. So there's so many different nuances to this story. I can't wait to get into this with you. Well, the most amazing thing about that is he was released on a $250 million bail, which was I think the biggest ever bail in American pretrial history. But was it really? It wasn't really like they didn't actually pay that. No, their house is not worth $250 million. I didn't quite understand that it was backed by their house, but that was the, I think they judged him a very low flight risk based on how recognizable he is. Yeah, did they think that house would be a collector's item someday or something? With a future value of this home, yeah, that's crazy. So do this for us. When everything went down, kind of set the stage for what happened that day when this story broke. How much money were we actually talking about? How many people were impacted? And just how far did the ripples extend? Well, I think it's November the 2nd is when this CoinDesk article comes out, which basically says, look, the Alameda, which was Sam's hedge fund, FTX's hedge fund, its financial situation isn't all that it looks like because somebody inside the company leaked these documents to CoinDesk. And they showed that they were heavily reliant on FTT tokens, which were basically a cryptocurrency that Sam had made up and bought himself to prop up the value. And then if you took those out, they were about almost a half of the total assets of the hedge fund. And so at that point, CZ is pacing in his penthouse in Dubai where he left Singapore where I got to know him and he moved to Dubai.
Fresh update on "queens" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"They'll wrap everything up with a hometown show at Seattle's T -Mobile Park August 18th tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday Northwest news time 626 I'm Marina Rockinger and here's what's going on sponsored by Muckleshoot Casino get ready for super blue with jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and guitarist Charlie Hunter as they take the stage at Jazz Alley tomorrow and Wednesday night speaking of jazz you can hear from top talent from around here as well as national musicians at the Bellevue Jazz and blues music series at Maiden Bowers Center starting Wednesday through October 8th Queens of the Stone Age Climate play Pledge Arena Wednesday night October 4th also on Wednesday it's brew review a fundraising event offering beer cider wine and food at rough -and -tumble pub in Ballard and believe it or not it's an all -ages event
A highlight from LST2 A Glimpse of Zlie The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Timothy Gallagher Podcast
"Of the Mary, a religious community dedicated to retreats and spiritual direction, according to the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He is featured on several series found on the Eternal Word Television Network. He is also author of numerous books on the spiritual teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the venerable Bruno Lanteri, founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, as well as other works focused on aspects of the spiritual life. The Letters of St. Therese of Lisieux with Father Timothy Gallagher. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Father Gallagher, it seems to me that the way you've described the wonderful home of St. Therese that she was born into, that this really exemplifies what St. John Paul II called the domestic church, that this is an area where in the heart of the family, faith is nurtured, love is nurtured, hope is nurtured, all these virtues are nurtured in this interaction, and yet they're still very much in the world. I mean, they had to be, did they not, to be able to even sustain their businesses, but also to engage with their family and friends, and yet they made a point of creating this space so that their children could be raised in such a beautiful environment. And I'd say there are two components of that. The most important is what they created within the home, and that was that faith, God, Jesus were very much at the center. The five children saw this evidenced in their parents. For example, they would rise to go to 530 Mass every morning at the beginning of these very busy days, and the way they prayed taught their children the faith, their prayers, their esteem for the church, their fidelity to the various devotions, you know, when Lent would come in the various times of the year. God, Jesus, faith was very much at the center of this home, and without strain because it was so authentic in both parents, and the daughters were very much drawn into that and imbibed it as children growing up with the results that are evident. So the main thing was what they created positively within the home, but as we already saw in one of these quotes from the daughters, they were also very careful to exclude any contrary influence from the home. So they were very, very careful about that, so that the daughters grew up with a kind of appropriate and healthy innocence that was not taken away from them by harmful contacts. So much so that when Therese finally, when they were now in Lisieux, she did begin her formal schooling at the Benedictine Abbey run by the sisters at the school there. For the first time, she encountered things like meanness and selfishness and these sorts of things which were unknown to her because the family was this loving family that it was. So you see, the parents concerned to do both things, put God at the center and with care remove the influences that could undermine that. Probably harder today because those influences are so much more invasive, but a parenting that would attempt to create the space in which the faith can be lived deeply rooted. I think for the example of these two parents would want to be attentive to both of those elements. I can't help but recall in the life of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Teresa of Avila, where she says, watch out just from her own experience to be able to guard your children and watch out who their friends are, see the influences because she saw the ill effect in her own life not being protected from that. It seems to be a general consensus, no matter what era we find ourselves in, that this is a basic staple for raising an environment, ideally a healthy family, one that allows God's grace in the fullest form to be able to anoint the family. Would that be a way of saying that? Yes, and this is just a traditional thing in our whole spirituality. If we move it to another notch, not just harmful influences, but bad influences, then we are always invited to avoid the near occasions of sin in our own lives and so on. And I'd say if we're responsible for others, then we need to have an eye out for that to remove those today. So that would mean decisions that the wise parents would make about the internet and phones and tablets and television and social media, all of these kinds of things, which are pretty important today. What we're doing right now with podcasts indicates the richness of what can be done through these means, but they can also be used in a harmful way. And so, especially children growing up obviously would need to be protected from that. When they are not, children are exposed too soon to too much. God's grace can do anything, so anything can be overcome. Nothing is impossible for God. I can do all things and God who strengthens me, as Paul says, but it's harder. So to, well, let's just take an illustration from Therese again, when she is speaking about the image of the flower, which was so, which she used so widely. Of course, she loved flowers very, very much. And the different flowers in the Garden of Sanctity, you have a Saint Mary Magdalene, who is a beautiful flower because of her repentance and holy life after a life of sinfulness. And she says that's a great love of God that he would bring someone out of that and lead a person to such a life of love of God and holiness. But she said it's an even greater love when the parent, the father, seeing the stumbling block and the path of the person removes it before the person gets there. And that's what she is so grateful to for God in her own life. And that's an image, I think, of what a loving father and mother do. And certainly, Therese's parents did that with great care. They were close to their children, they knew their lives, they were available to them, of course, they had very busy lives themselves with their own businesses and everything else, but the children were always loved, the parents were always available when they needed them. And so, because they were that close to them, they were able to help them in that way. Well, let's pick up again with Celine, Therese's sister, Celine, four years older than Therese, speaking about their parents. Eternal life was the dominant concern of my parents. My mother once wrote to Pauline, the second of the daughters, I wanted to have many children so as to rear them for heaven. That sentence itself already says an awful lot about their mother. Whenever one of my little brothers or sisters died, her spirit of faith gave her such energy and she was so consoled by the thought that these little angels were in heaven, that people around her said, quote, it is not worth commiserating with Madame Martin, she does not grieve over the death of her children, which was certainly not the case. If you read her letters, you see the deep, deep pain and sorrow that she had as she watched child after child die so early in life. But her faith sustained her, these have entered eternal life. Both my parents went to early mass every day and received communion as often as they could, both fasted and abstained throughout the whole of Lent, which was the practice until some years ago, the full 40 days. My father was wonderfully kind to his neighbors and never spoke the least evil of them. He made excuses for all their faults and allowed no criticism of them. Above all, he had a great esteem for priests. Our father loved his children very much. He had an almost maternal love for us. In fact, after the death of their mother, his daughters became almost simultaneously paternal and maternal. We, for our part, had an affectionate reverence for him that almost amounted to worship. He was especially fond of Therese, whom he called his little queen, but we found that quite natural and we're not at all jealous. Besides, we were conscious of the fact that at heart he loved us all equally, nor did Therese take advantage of this affection for her own ends and so forth." So that's just a little word about both parents. Nice start. Well, let's move now to her mother's letters. This particular letter is from two years before Zélie's death, and it's a letter to her sister, who there was a great closeness and love between Zélie and her sister. Her sister entered religious life and was a nun at the visitation convent at Le Mans, which was, oh, maybe 50 miles or so away from Alençon. As I say, there was a deep bond between them. Unfortunately, this is the one letter of Zélie to her sister that has been preserved. It would have been a treasure to have the rest of these. Now, this is two years before her death. Her cancer is not really in the picture at this. She's aware that something's not right, but it's not impeding anything. It's not serious at this point. And she has just been to Lisieux to visit with her daughters, to visit her brother Isidore and her sister -in -law Céline. And she's describing this visit, Sister Marie d 'Ocité, which was the name in religion of Azélie's sister. I was delighted by our trip to Lisieux. Now, see what I mean about ordinary? This is a mother and her daughters who have been taking her daughters to visit their uncle and aunt. I have a sister -in -law who has a kindness and sweetness that are incomparable. And you know, as you read these letters and get to know Thérèse's aunt Céline Guerin, her uncle Isidore's wife, you really, you can't help but really come to appreciate her. She really does seem to have been a very, very warm and loving and good person. And a deep friendship developed between Céline and her sister -in -law Céline. Marie, that's the oldest of the daughters, says that she doesn't know her to have any faults. And neither do I. I find that Isidore, in spite of all his problems and business struggles and so forth, is very happy to have such a wife. It would take a long time to tell you her virtues, but that will be for later. I assure you that I love her as much as a sister. She seems to feel the same way and shows my children an almost maternal affection. As I mentioned, in fact, Céline would ask Céline, her sister -in -law, to take over the maternal role after her own untimely death. She showed them every possible attention and did everything to make our lives pleasant. If I seemed worried, she looked at me with sympathy to seem to hurt her. Marie quickly came over to say to me, Mama, please look more cheerful. My aunt thinks you're sad, and she's hurt over it. I answered her, leave me alone. I can't do better. And I reproached myself for it. One day we were in the countryside, so they take them out into the country outside of Lisieux. I went there reluctantly to accompany the others. Then we settled in a meadow to rest, and during this time my sister -in -law secretly went to prepare a snack for us, secretly because Céline just doesn't want her putting herself out. When she brought it to us, I was so upset at the trouble she went to. You know, every year you see this, her sister -in -law sends these wonderful gifts around Christmas time for the children, and every year Céline responds the same way. She thanks her. She's so grateful, but you shouldn't have done it. It bothers her when people put themselves out for her in any way like this. I was so upset at the trouble she went to that I was far from showing appropriate gratitude. She contented herself with laughing at my apparent coldness because she knows Céline, oh well, I'm truly not very pleasant. So she's very matter -of -fact about herself this way. She never puts herself on a pedestal. Fortunately, I'm still willing to admit it, exclamation point, but if I don't know how to show signs of affection, this is why I chose this letter. I feel the sentiments inside. I believe I wish for my brother's prosperity more than mine. Her brother was a pharmacist, and he had a pharmacy, he had started a drug business, and they were struggling at times. In fact, Céline and Louis would help him even financially. Later things went very well for Isidore.
A highlight from 117: Part 1: Charles Lutz Takes on Unpopular Causes from Vietnam to DEA to TSA
"We dispensing are with our usual introduction, because apparently it has triggered ads in foreign languages, so. Has it really? Yes, we're getting some people apparently, some folks, depending on what part of the country you're in, have been receiving Spanish language ads when I do my traditional introduction. Really? We'll just say, we'll give the redneck. Well, hey, we'll see if it comes out in redneck. Hey, hey, hey, y 'all, what's up? It's Bubba and Bubby. It's Bubba, and it's my brother, Darrell, and my other brother, Darrell. My brother, Darrell, my other brother, Darrell. Yeah, well, hey, guys, welcome to Game of Crimes podcast. Let's see, we'll see if it changes the algorithm. Hey, guys, as always, welcome back. Just before we get started, just a little bit of quick housekeeping, head on over to Apple Spotify. Hit those five stars. We've been getting a lot of good comments. People are leaving some stuff. Spotify allows you to give comments on the episode. Guys, we really appreciate that. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com. We will have the book, when we talk about our guests, listed there as well, too. Go to our book page. We've got some fabulous books coming out and some fabulous guests. So gameofcrimespodcast .com. Follow us on that thing they call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. And also check out our favorite mafia queen, Sandy Salvato, who runs the Game of Crimes fan page with a, you know, iron fist and velvet glove. That's right. Just go to facebook .com and just put in Game of Crimes fans and you will be just, hey, answer a couple quick questions, get admittance to the inner sanctum where all the good stuff happens. But you know where else good stuff happens, Murph? Where is that? Patreon slash .com Game of Crimes. We've got some good stuff. We just, I think we did a really good case of the month. We talked about the ambush killing of the deputy in Klinkenbroomer out in Los Angeles. And we talked about the escapee, which by the way, Murph. So folks, they got to listen if you're not on there, but you actually got, you were on the national news talking with Lawrence Jones about that. I was, and it's a very short interview. So don't get excited, but we're talking about the fugitive in Pennsylvania because since then there's been two more in other states. Yeah, well, and we give you our thoughts about that one, but it had to be short because it was late at night and Murph usually is asleep by that time, so. They don't know that I got my pajama bottoms on underneath my shirt I'm wearing. I don't want to know. I don't want to know. Hey guys, but that's where the fun stuff happens. But yeah, and the other thing too, real quick, Murph, before we get into talking about one of our fun things, you will be appearing on CBS in a show. You can't talk about it yet. Oh, I can't talk about it yet? I just got picked up last night for a second episode. Well, then I will cut this part out. No, no, it's okay. I just don't name the show yet. Oh, don't name the show. So we can talk about it. We just can't talk about it. Not sure when it's going to be released. Originally they were saying fall, but now they're saying late winter, early spring. So we'll see. We won't say, is it okay to say CBS? You already did. Well, we can edit this out. Is it okay to leave it in? Yeah, it's fine. Okay. If it's not, I'll hear about it. I doubt that they listened to our podcast, but anyway. Hey, I tell you what, the crew, you know, I gave them all business cards and they're like, oh, I'm going to listen to it tonight. So, all righty. Well, we won't say anything, but just suffice it to say is that you will, if things work out, we'll be seeing you on the telly. It just shows you how hard they are for talent. Boy, are they? Let's hope that this writer's strike resolves itself really soon in actors. Well, no, no, no, no. Cause as long as it's unscripted, I'm making money.
A highlight from Selects: Cockney Rhyming Slang: Beautiful Gibberish
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I've chosen our episode from November of 2019 on cockney rhyming slang. This is one of those silly episodes That's also packed with a lot of interesting information and I remember Chuck and I having fun making it So I hope you'll enjoy listening to it, too enjoy Welcome to stuff you should know production of I heart radio And welcome to the podcast I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W. Chuck Bryant right there. There's Jerry Roland right there So that makes this stuff. You should know right Can't top that I was trying to think a way to say welcome to the podcast in cockney rhyming slang Can you make an attempt my I'm my brain is so broken right now. I can't even try. Okay, good good Well, welcome. It's a good good time to record a show You're gonna do some cockney in here, right? We want to offend as many Londoners as we can I don't know just just channel a little Dick Van Dyke. Oh You know Yeah, the American Doing a bad cockney accent. Well, I did recently rewatch the limey Yes Casey's for benefit. Yeah, the great great movie from Steven Soderbergh. Never seen it. It's awesome. Is it really? Yeah, I mean, I know it's like a classic and everybody loves it. But I mean, it's really that good Yeah, because a lot of people liked I don't know the hangover. I Like the hangover. Well, how would you how would you like the limey and the hangover same level? Yeah, they're the same movie almost. All right, it's weird. Well, then I've seen the hangover so I don't need to see the limey Lemmy's great and Terence stamp is Awesome, and it then uses some cockney rhyming slang and one great scene My big exposure to cockney rhyming slang is lock stock in two smoking barrels Snatch. Yeah, which I think are both directed by Guy Ritchie, right? Wasn't lock stock like his first attempt and snatch was the one that like Got him married to Madonna you a fan of his yeah, I mean as much as I Like his movies, I don't like him personally necessarily cuz he like hunts bore like a jackass does it like yeah No drunk with his friends in the most like disrespectful way of murdering a pig. I admit his movies But yeah, I do like his movie sounds like he's a creep, too I'm not gonna go on record saying that but Yeah, those movies are okay and then I guess what's his name Don Cheadle a little bit in Oceans 11 sure he did a little bit of that right and I mean like It's code to Americans. It's oh, there's like a criminal a British criminal, right? That's all that means these days Yeah, I think so in movies. It's definitely Like all of those are criminal right criminal people in the movies They're like, you know kind of slick cool criminals that wear leather coats and stuff like that Not dumb criminals that wear like football jerseys or anything like that. They're like, you know smooth criminals That's I think what I was looking for. Yeah, but This this idea of associating it with cockney is not necessarily associating it with criminals. It's more associated with like Lower class working class less educated definitely not the aristocracy over in Britain yeah, or the upper class sure and that by by speaking with a cockney accent or More to the point using cockney rhyming slang you could really differentiate yourself To as a point of pride, right? Like you were speaking like your group your in -group which was at the time cockney, right? But the big surprise to all this is it's really possible and even probable that it wasn't the cockney that came up with this Rhyming slang that it was somebody else altogether. Maybe who knows should we say what it is? No Not for the rest of the podcast cockney rhyming slang Wasn't even Very clearly defined in this piece. Okay, did you think it was? It's in there. Okay, you got to just kind of separate the wheat from the chaff So it is a two -word phrase and is a slang phrase Consisting of two words so far so good where the last word of that phrase rhymes with the original word and It can be and I think the best way to do this is just to throw out a few no. No keep describing Well, the two -word phrase it can be it can be a lot of things it can be a person's name It can be just something random can be a place could be a place. It could be a lot of things it can be anything Yeah, sure. I guess it can be But shall we illustrate it through? Well, there's a second part to it. Okay, the second part and this is very important the Two -word phrase that you're using to that where the second one rhymes with the word you're actually saying Yeah, the original word the original word. Thank you Usually has nothing to do with it. There's no metaphor. There's no connection. There's no Nothing, there's no there's no context to it It's supposed to just be random or in most cases. It is just random words right one of which rhymes with the word you're replacing and To further complicate things sure In a lot of cases and no one knows why sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't a lot of times that one of the words Of the two -word phrase is dropped. Yeah, and then you're just left with the one word Which doesn't even rhyme with the original word anymore, right? That's I mean, that's probably the best description of cockney rhyming slang anyone's ever given So I think we should illustrate it with a couple of examples. I pulled some from From something called the internet Here here's one the the tip and tete That's how long it took me to come up with that Tip and tete for internet, but in ten years, it'll just be called the tip I'm gonna log on to the tip governor So let's say your word was and this was in oceans 11 specifically trouble is the word that you're trying to say Cockney rhyming slang for trouble is Barney rubble awesome And so you would say you're making a bit of the bonnie rubble again, right when somebody that was kind of Who was that? Making a bit of bonnie rubble not the see I already did it wrong No, but I think you that's not like a real person to an American for sure. Oh, yeah Um, I can't I can't I'll shout it out. Later. Oh, man. I finally did a good one No, but it wasn't a cockney person, okay for Another example Queen They would use the term baked bean Look who's on TV. It's the baked bean And that's the Queen. I like that one or in the case of one that's been dropped What is Ed use here bees and honey? That one is not dropped for money. Okay, but which one was apples and pears right? Right, so you would say I'm gonna go up the apple and stairs Apples and pears. Oh, man Let me retake this everybody You would say I'm going to go up the apples and pears to go get my wallet to pay for this pizza Or something to that effect. Okay, but then over time people drop the pears And so now the word for stairs in cockney rhyming slang is just apples Which if you're just standing there on the outside like a normal American bloke sure, which by the way means person You have no idea why this person just called stairs apples You got what they were saying because the context is there you're going up the apples to get your wallet to pay for the pizza But why would you just say that did you did you hit your head? Is there something wrong with you? What's the problem? Why would you just call that apples? Yeah, that's why it's so confounding But the great thing about cockney rhyming slang and in particular the great thing about researching cockney rhyming slang is you learn How you get from apples to stairs and then it makes sense sometimes Yeah, that's true. It's not always. Yeah, sometimes there's It's not documented which ed points out is one of the problems sometimes you can draw the line the through line But because it's not documented and sometimes these things take years and years to morph into its final version right unless you unless you're you know on the What would you call street on the dole? No on the streets, then I wouldn't know but I don't know what streets is you can't just make stuff up like there's real words I'm the drums and beats So you're on the drums right, but they probably have a word for streets like that's the whole point You can't just make anything up, but the you could if it hasn't been taken yet sure Also, that's the other thing about cockney rhyming slang is it evolves right so old celebrities that that no one even knows about anymore Fall away to new celebrities whose name also rhyme with you know whatever word you're saying right? I thought you meant old celebrities who maybe used to talk this way like Michael Caine no He's never said any rhyming slang in his life. No of course you got to see the movie Alfie Maybe that's who it was it might have been Michael Caine. I'll take that Michael Caine. I think it was as a matter of fact Thank you, I'm glad you did it. Noel always says a good joke is to say Michael Caine in the correct accent say the words my cocaine And it sounds like Michael Caine saying it then it sounds like that the correct accent for Michael Caine all right say it my cocaine Well you just blew that one out of the water You Gotta set me up in the future Okay, well there's I've got it two ways now, man, okay, here's the thing my cocaine That's my cocaine That's pretty good Michael Caine. It is good. You're right. No. You just got to say it the right way and not like a robot Josh So here's that one of the things is sort of confounding if you want to look up a like a glossary and Say well, here's what I'm gonna. Do I'm gonna learn cockney rhyming slang so for my trip to England I'm really you know. I'm really in with everybody First of all bad idea yeah second of all it's it can be very localized Mm -hmm and the accents are all different Yeah, so even people in London sure who both who all use well people in London Do but the people who use cockney rhyming slang in London yeah might not even agree on what word is means What I'm just picturing all the people walking around England laughing their arses off. I can't wait to get to that one As we stumble through this um yeah, it had a really good Example of why there's no codification of the cockney rhyming slang He said that when people are creating a language especially informal ones like slang They don't write it all down quote dear diary referred to my house as a cat and mouse today because it rhymed We all had a good laugh might try. Just calling it cat tomorrow and see how it goes It is it sounds funny, but that's that's how it works stumbling across the diaries And here's the other thing too is there are cases where there is a little bit of a reflection of the original word and the example that it gives here is twist Yeah, like to call a woman a twist mm -hmm Which I don't know if that's derogatory or not or just some weird slang that no one uses anymore I don't think so although I don't know so yeah these are also the people who use the C word like it's nothing Man I can't wait to go back there Which we're gonna do soonish right? I'd love to do in 2020. Maybe yeah, all right So twist came from twist and twirl which meant girl which is They were talking about like dancing with a girl twisting and twirling in a nightclub Let's say so there is some connection in that one. Yeah, so girl and ended up becoming twist So that sort of makes sense there's another one called on your Todd After a guy named Todd Sloan and it means on your own Right and the thing is is like on your Todd it makes sense Sloan rhymes with own It doesn't have to have any connection, but that one actually does yeah Cuz Todd Sloan was a famous jockey in the 19th century like horse jockey. Yes, okay? What other kind is there disc jockeys? Oh, yeah, sure So his book his memoir was called Todd Sloan by himself Which is weird to refer to yourself in third person for your memoir Hmm, but there was a line in it that apparently East End East Enders in London like really picked up I was left alone by those. I never ceased to grieve for It's still like the idea of being alone or on your own Became synonymous with Todd Sloan his name just happened to rhyme with that So it's one of those rare ones where there is a connection to it and also rare Chuck in that This is a 19th century horse jockey and still today on your Todd is recognized as on your own Whereas a lot of people probably have no idea exactly who he is and when that happens That frequently that person gets moved out for potentially another celebrity or another word That's a little more understandable or recognized another new jockey two people today, right? Yeah exactly which can you name one? Nope? 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A highlight from Short Stuff: Origin of Math Signs
"Hello, everybody. The Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming, giving you an incredible viewing experience. Now you can stream all of your favorite live sports, shows, and movies with way less buffering, freezing, and lagging. Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network, you get a reliable connection. So you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite entertainment. Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network. Learn more at Xfinity .com slash 10G. Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and this is Short Stuff. And we are going to talk about something that has been overlooked for far too long, which is the origins of the plus, minus, multiplication, division, and equal symbols. I thought this was really cool, by the way. You put this together with help from FASCO, Caltech, Science ABC, among other places. And I had never thought about this stuff because I'm not a math person, but I love origin stories. And so I thought this is really neat, especially the fact that these symbols came about to begin with because people, before they had these, you wrote out a math problem like this long word problem. But not like, you know, a train's traveling in this direction kind of thing. It's more like I have divided 10 into two parts and multiplying one of these by the other. The result was 21. Then you know that one of the parts is thing and the other is 10 minus thing. Right. That was an excerpt from a 9th century algebra book by the mathematician Muhammad ibn Musay Al -Kharwazmi. I'm pretty sure that's his name. Today, you would take that same formula and write it out as x times 10 minus x equals 21. Yeah. So simple. That's it. And that reveals why these things were so important. It just saves you so much time. So not only did it make writing an algebra book that much more attractive, it made teaching it that much faster. You might not have necessarily learned it any faster, but you definitely could teach these things faster with these notations rather than writing it out. And I also saw, Chuck, that some of those sentences that they would write, some people would put it into verse, metered verse, like poems. That takes a lot of time and it's unnecessary. Yeah. And especially at the time when you're writing with an eagle's feather and an inkwell. Sure. You know what I mean? That really drags too. It's not like you're just dashing this stuff off with a pencil. Nope. So some folks came along and changed all that. According to the VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, hot read, the origin of the equal sign goes like this. A man named Robert Ricord, or Ricordae, was the royal court physician for King Edward VI and Queen Mary, and very influential mathematician in Wales. And he got tired of writing out equals over and over. So he thus proposed the equal sign because it is two little equal lines, and that's parallel equal lines. And I never thought about it, but it's brilliant. Yeah. He said a pair of parallels or twin lines of one length, and then he shows what he's talking about because no two things can be more equal. And there's a lot of extra vowels in those words, but he gets the point across. And he was saying like, this is such a great time saver. I'm so tired of saying is equal to. And he wrote it in a book called The Wet Stone of Wit. And of course, a wet stone is what you sharpen things with. So it sharpens your wit to read this book. I love that title. And it actually became very influential and well -read as far as 16th century math books go. And Robert Ricord is credited with coming up with the minus symbol and introducing it to his people back then. The equal sign, you mean? What did I say? Minus sign. Oh, just wait, Chuck. All right. Well, we're there. Plus and minus are what we use to indicate adding something and subtracting something, as everyone knows. The terms themselves come from Latin, where plus means more and minus means less. And the other thing is the plus symbol itself is also from the Latin word et et, meaning and, like this and that equals that, which is pretty great. So at one point there was a French philosopher named Nicole Oresme from the 14th century who used that plus sign as a shorthand for et, which is what they used to write. And at first it didn't take, right? I think like people weren't universally accepting this. Yeah, it wasn't until like the 16th or 17th century that it started to really kind of take off. I think the 16th century. And apparently there was competition at first too, that it wasn't just the plain old plus sign, that equal cross, that there were other crosses in the running too, including the Maltese cross. It's a great looking cross, but it takes a lot more time to write the Maltese cross out than it does to make a plus symbol. And the whole point of these things was to save time. So everybody said, yeah, Maltese cross, we like you, but we're going to go with the plus sign. That's right. So that's plus. We got equals, we got plus, minus now. In Europe, there was an Italian mathematician named Luca Pacioli. And Luca was using the symbol P with a little line over it for plus, an M with a little line over it for minus. And no one's exactly sure, but it seems to be that the M was just dropped, right? And then the minus sign, because we already had a plus sign, became the minus sign. Yeah. So you don't need the plus sign. Forget you P with the tilde over it. We're going to take the M instead. And it wasn't Robert Ricord who came up with that, but he was the one who introduced it to England.
A highlight from IDL82 Part 3 Chapter 38 Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Discerning Hearts Podcast
"Discerning Hearts provides content dedicated to those on the spiritual journey. To continue production of these podcasts, prayers, and more, go to discerninghearts .com and click the donate link found there, or inside the free Discerning Hearts app to make your donation. Thanks and God bless. Part Three, Chapter 38 of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This is a Discerning Hearts recording read by Corey Webb. Chapter 38, Councils to Married People. Marriage is a great sacrament both in Jesus Christ and His Church, and one to be honored to all, by all, and in all. To all, for even those who do not enter upon it, should honor it in all humility. By all, for it is wholly alike to poor as to rich. In all, for its origin, its end, its form and matter are wholly. It's the nursery of Christianity, whence the earth is peopled with faithful, till the number of the elect in heaven be perfected, so that respect for the marriage tie is exceedingly important to the commonwealth, of which it is the source and supply. Would to God that His dear Son were bidden to all weddings as to that of Cana? Truly, then the wine of consolation and blessing would never be lacking. For if these are often so wanting, it is because too frequently now men summon Adonis instead of our Lord, and Venus rather than our Lady. He who desires that the young of his flock should be like Jacob's, fair and ring -streaked, must set fair objects before their eyes, and he who would find a blessing in his marriage must ponder the holiness and dignity of this sacrament, instead of, which too often weddings become a season of mere feasting and disorder. Above all, I would exhort all married people to seek that mutual love so commended to them by the Holy Spirit in the Bible. It is little to bid you love one another with the mutual love. Turtle doves do that, or with human love. The heathen cherished such love as that. But I say to you in the apostles' words, Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church. Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as unto the Lord. It was God who brought Eve to our first father Adam, and gave her to him to wife. And even so, my friends, it is God's invisible hand which binds you in the sacred bonds of marriage. It is He who gives you one to the other, therefore cherish one another with a holy, sacred, heavenly love. The first effect of this love is the indissoluble union of your hearts. If you glue together two pieces of deal, provided that the glue be strong, their union will be so close that the stick will break more easily in any other part than where it is joined. Now God unites husband and wife so closely in himself that it should be easier to sunder soul from body than husband from wife. Nor is this union to be considered as mainly of the body, but yet more a union of the heart, its affections and love. The second effect of this love should be inviolable fidelity to one another. In olden times, finger rings weren't want to be graven as seals. We read of it in holy scriptures, and this explains the meaning of the marriage ceremony, when the church, by the hand of their priest, blesses a ring and gives it first to the man in token that she sets a seal on his heart by this sacrament, so that no thought of any other woman may even enter therein so long as she who now is given to him shall live. Then the bridegroom places the ring on the bride's hand, so that she in turn may know that she must never conceive any affection in her heart for any other man so long as he shall live, who is now given to her by our Lord himself. The third end of marriage is the birth and bringing up of children, and herein, O you married people, are you greatly honored in that God willing to multiply souls to bless and praise him to all eternity? He associates you with himself in this his work, by the production of bodies into which, like dew from heaven, he infuses the souls he creates as well as the bodies into which they enter. Therefore husbands, do you preserve a tender constant hearty love for your wives? It was that the wife might be loved heartily and tenderly that woman was taken from the side nearest Adam's heart. No failings or infirmities, bodily or mental, in your wife should ever excite any kind of dislike in you, but rather a loving, tender compassion, and that because God has made her dependent on you and bound to defer to and obey you, that while she is meant to be your helpmate, you are her superior and her head. And on your part, wives, do you love the husbands God has given you tenderly, heartily, but with a reverential confiding love? For God has made the man to have the predominance and to be the stronger, and he of his flesh, taking her from out of the ribs of the man, to show that she must be subject to his guidance. All holy Scripture enjoins this subjection, which nevertheless is not grievous, and the same holy Scripture, while it bids you accept it lovingly, bids your husbands to use his superiority with great tenderness, loving -kindness and gentleness. Husbands dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife as unto the weaker vessel. But while you seek diligently to foster this mutual love, give good heed that it do not turn to any manner of jealousy. Just as the worm is often hatched in the sweetest and ripest apple, so too often jealousy springs up in the most warm and loving hearts, defiling and ruining them, and if it is allowed to take root, it will produce dissension, quarrels and separation. Of a truth, jealousy never arises where love is built up on true virtue, and therefore it is a sure sign of an earthly sensual love, in which mistrust and inconstancy is soon infused. It is a sorry kind of friendship which seeks to strengthen itself by jealousy, for though jealousy may be a sign of strong hot friendship, it is certainly no sign of a good pure perfect attachment, and that because perfect love implies absolute trust in the person loved, whereas jealousy implies uncertainty. If you, husbands, would have your wives faithful, be it yours to set them the example. How have you the face to exact purity from your wives, asks Saint Gregory Nazianzen, if you yourself live an impure life? Or, how can you require that which you do not give in return? If you would have them chaste, let your own conduct to them be chaste. Saint Paul bids you possess your vessel in sanctification, but, if on the contrary, you teach them evil, no wonder that they dishonor you. And you, O women, whose honor is inseparable from modesty and purity, preserve it jealously, and never allow the smallest speck to soil the whiteness of your reputation. Shrink sensitively from the various trifles which can touch it, never permit any gallantries whatsoever. Suspect any who presume to flatter your beauty or grace, for when men praise wares they cannot purchase, they are often tempted to steal. And if anyone should dare to speak in disparagement of your husband, show that you are irrecoverably offended, for it is plain that he not only seeks your fall, but he counts you as half -fallen, since the bargain with the newcomer is half -made when one is disgusted with the first merchant. Ladies, both in ancient and modern times have worn pearls in their ears, for the sake, so says Pliny, of hearing them tinkle against each other. But remembering how the friend of God Isaac sent earrings as first pledges of his love to the chaste Rebecca, I look upon this mystic ornament as signifying that the first claim a husband has over his wife, and one which she ought most faithfully to keep for him, is her ear, so that no evil word or rumor enter therein, and not be heard save the pleasant sound of true and pure words, which are represented by the choice pearls of the Gospel. Never forget that souls are faithfulness lead to familiarity and confidence, and saints have abounded in tender caresses Isaac and Rebecca. The type of chaste married life indulged in such caresses as to convince Abimelech that they must be husband and wife. The great St. Louis, strict as he was to himself, was so tender towards his wife that some were ready to blame him for it, although, in truth, he rather deserved praise for subjecting his lofty, marital mind to the little details of conjugal love. Such minor matters will not suffice to knit hearts, but they tend to draw them closer and promote mutual happiness. Before giving birth to St. Augustine, St. Monica offered him repeatedly to God's glory, as he himself tells us, and it is not a good lesson for Christian women how to offer the fruit of their womb to God. Who accepts the free oblations of loving hearts and promotes the desires of such faithful mothers? Witness Samuel St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Andrea Deficile, and others. St. Bernard's mother, worthy of such a son, was wont to take her newborn babes in her arms to offer them to Jesus Christ, thenceforth loving them with a reverential love as a sacred deposit from God. And so entirely was her offering accepted that all her seven children became saints. And when children begin to use their reason, fathers and mothers should take great pains to fill their hearts with the fear of God. This the good queen Blanche did most earnestly by St. Louis her son. Witness her oft -repeated words, My son, I would sooner see you die than guilty of a mortal sin, words which sank so deeply into the saintly monarch's heart, that he himself said there was no day on which they did not recur to his mind and strengthen him in treading God's ways. We call races and generations, houses, and the Hebrews were to want to speak of the birth of children as the building up of the house, as it is written of the Jewish midwives in Egypt, that the Lord made them houses, whereby we learn that a good house is not reared so much by the accumulation of worldly goods as by the bringing up of children in the ways of holiness and of God. And to this end, no labor or trouble must be spared, for children are the crown of their parents. Thus it was that St. Monica steadfastly withstood St. Augustine's evil propensities, and, following him across sea and land, he became more truly the child of her tears in the conversion of his soul than the son of her body in his natural birth. St. Paul assigns the charge of the household to the woman, and, consequently, some hold that the devotion of the family depends more upon the wife than the husband, who is more frequently absent, and has less influence in the house. Certainly King Solomon, in the book of Proverbs, refers all households' prosperity to the care and industry of that virtuous woman whom he describes. We read in Genesis that Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren, or as the Hebrews read it, he prayed over against her, on opposite sides of the place of prayer, and his prayer was granted. This is the most fruitful union between husband and wife which is founded in devotion, to which they should mutually stimulate one another. They are certain fruits like the quince, of so bitter a quality, that they are scarcely eatable, save when preserved, while others again, like cherries and apricots, are so delicate and soft that they can only be kept by the same treatment. So the wife must seek that her husband be sweetened with the sugar of devotion, for man without religion is a rude rough animal, and the husband will desire to see his wife devout, as without her frailty and weakness are liable to tarnish an injury. Saint Paul says that the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband, because in so close a tie one may easily draw the other to what is good, and how great is the blessing on those faithful husbands and wives who confirm one another continually in the fear of the Lord. Moreover, each should have such forbearance towards the other that they never grow angry or fall into discussion and argument. The bee will not dwell in a spot where there is much loud noise or shouting, or echo, neither will God's Holy Spirit dwell in a household where altercation and tumult, arguing and quarreling, disturb the peace. Saint Gregory Nenzen said that in his time married people were wont to celebrate the anniversary of their wedding, and it is a custom I should greatly approve, provided it were not a merely secular celebration, but if husbands and wives would go on that day to confession and communion, and commend their married life specially to God, renewing their resolution to promote mutual good by increased love and faithfulness, and thus take breath, so to say, and gather new vigor from the Lord to go on steadfastly in their vocation.
A highlight from POA5 Know your Commander and Comrades Put On The Armor A Manual for Spiritual Warfare w/Dr. Paul Thigpen Ph.D. Discerning Hears Catholic Podcasts
"Discerninghearts .com, in cooperation with TAN Books, presents Put on the Armor, A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, with Dr. Paul Thickepen. Dr. Thickepen is an internationally known speaker, bestselling author, and award -winning journalist who has published 43 books in a wide variety of genres and subjects, including The Rapture Trap, A Catholic Response to End Times Fever, and The Manual for Spiritual Warfare, the book on which this series is based. In 2008, Dr. Thickepen was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. He has served the Church as a theologian, historian, apologist, evangelist, and catechist in a number of settings, speaking frequently in Catholic and secular media broadcasts and at conferences, seminars, parish missions, and scholarly gatherings. Put on the Armor, A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, with Dr. Paul Thickepen. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Paul, thank you again so much for joining me. Thanks for the invitation to be here, Chris. God bless you. Well, in our previous conversations, we've kind of delineated what the battle is and who the enemy and some of the different ways he and those evil spirits, essentially the diabolical spirits, can assail us. But in this particular series of conversations, we want to talk about the commanders and our comrades who are just incredible in why the victory has been won. And it's so important because it's the warfare can be intense. And you start thinking about the power that the devil has and his demons and those kinds of things. It could be easy to get terrified or intimidated. But the good news is that he's already been defeated and that our Lord, by his passion and death and resurrection, has already defeated him. And that's why St. Paul could say to the Corinthians, thanks be to God, who's given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. So that's so incredible. We would be lost without him. It would be terrible. You know, I think back to the days when my final days as an atheist and where I had begun to encounter demonic powers, but still didn't believe in God. And it shocked me out of my materialist position that all that existed was kind of what you could see in here, matter and energy. And I finally realized there are other things out there that are beyond this nature that I see around me and they're evil and they're out to eat my lunch. And, you know, came close to despair at that moment. If those things are real, I don't have a chance. And yet I realized, but, you know, the same people and the same books that told me so long ago that these things were real also said that there was a God and a Lord Jesus Christ who conquered them. I'm going to go back and read and I'm going to go back to those people and talk again. If there's a devil and there's no God, I'm really in trouble. But if there's a devil and there is God, then there's hope. And that's that's the message. There's hope because of our commander. In the manual for spiritual warfare, over and over and over again, you cite scripture passage upon scripture passage that really helps us to kind of like our Lord in the desert, just identify constantly what that is and then talk back to it in the sense that it's not our words, but it's his words. And of course, I mean with a capital H. And it is so much more powerful. There's, you know, it's one thing for us and our own words are important, too. But it's one thing for us to resist the enemy and tell him to flee or contradict what he says to us. But when we do it in the words of Jesus himself, our faith is so much greater, our confidence is so much greater that that what we say is true. And the enemy goes to accuse us and we take the words of scripture that the accuser of the brethren has been cast down. He is an accuser and he's been cast down or that in his glorious triumph he'll come with all the saints in the armies of heaven or Saint John's words, which I come to again and again. He says, you are of God, dear children, and have overcome him, the devil, because greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world. And how many times have I had to say that to the enemy? The one who's in me is greater than you are. So get lost. That's right. And that's something that we always have to remember. We had those two incredible witnesses, and in so many of the writings and scriptures, but in particular of Saint Paul and Saint John, Saint Paul says, it's not I who live, but it's Christ who lives in me. And here, just as you cited in 1 John, John the Apostle tells us once again, he who is in you, he is greater than he who is in the world. Who is in us? The great commander, our Lord Jesus Christ. In the end, the enemy is only a creature. He's a very powerful one. He has powers we don't have, but he's not some God of equal power to the good God. You know, so we're not dualists. We don't believe that there's a good God and a bad God who have to fight it out through history. He's a creature who went wrong, and even though he's very powerful, God is still God. There's only one God who's omnipotent, who's all -powerful and all -knowing. And as Saint Paul says, that he will soon crush the devil beneath your feet. And that's such a powerful promise to hold on to. And you alluded to earlier as well, those armies of heaven, which consist, as Saint Paul said in the letters to the Thessalonians 1 and 2, it's with all his saints and it's with the angels. It's that beautiful reference in Revelation that talks about Christ coming back as a warrior. And I know a lot of folks aren't comfortable with that image of Christ as warrior because we just think of him as the suffering servant and the lamb of God. And all that's true, but the book of Revelation shows him not just as the lamb who was slain, but also as the conquering warrior at the end who does finally totally crush and corral all the enemies of the saints, all the evil that we're fighting against. And talks about when he comes, he comes with the armies of heaven. And so you ask, well, who would be the armies of heaven? Well, Saint Paul then comes in and he specifies that in 1 Thessalonians 3, 13, he says he will come with all his saints. And in 2 Thessalonians, he says he'll come with the angels of his power. So those are like the two great divisions, you might say, of his army, of his host. Those are the comrades we have in battle. The queen of the saints, the queen of the angels, Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, she is also referred to as the queen of humility. And yet it's in that humility that the irony of it, can we say, that she is able to crush the head of the servant. You know, I think it's important for us to see that what Our Lady did was to undo what Eve had done and to undo what the devil had done. How did the devil fall? Through his own pride. You know, we get in the book of Isaiah, the words that I will ascend to the mountain of the Lord, you know, and he wanted to take God's place. And so his great pride gets undone. It gets overturned by Our Lady's humility, by, you know, his fiat was, I will rule, and her fiat was, let it be done to me according to thy word. And so her humility overturns his. And she undoes what the devil did. She unties that knot that the devil tied, so to speak. And you get that predicted, prophesied all the way back in Genesis, when the Lord speaks to the serpent, who, of course, represents the devil, says, I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel. And that's why, of course, we have all these wonderful images of Our Lady, not just with the crown of stars above her head and the moon beneath her feet, as we get the image in the book of Revelation, but also with the head of the serpent crushed underneath her heel. Because though Jesus did the direct battle, she, by her fiat, by her agreement with the Lord, yes, of course, do what you want and I will bear your son. By that fiat, she also took part in that crushing of the serpent's head. And Eve gave a yes to the enemy's temptation and brought death and the devil's domination to the world. But Mary's yes to God instead of the enemy opened the door for the ultimate victory of her son over Satan. That's why we call her the new Eve. By her obedience to God, she undid what the first Eve had done by her disobedience. Well, one of the great saints that you mentioned here is not only a doctor of the church, but a loyal son of St. Francis, that St. Bonaventure, who writes so very strongly that, and he was a brilliant, brilliant, intelligent man, but even he had to acknowledge that men do not fear a powerful, hostile army as much as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary. And we get that, you know, it's not just a speculation. There's all kinds of experience of that and exorcisms. A recent exorcist who talks about how an enemy, a demon, was protesting over the praying of a Hail Mary and saying every time, I'm paraphrasing, but every time you say that Hail Mary, it's like a hammer hitting my head. They have such a hatred for Our Lady, and they know that she's overcome them. She's the Queen of Angels, and as I say in one of my prayers in here, she's the Queen of Angels, and she's the bane of devils. They fear her and they tremble before her. Her name is terrible and powerful, it's the name of Jesus. Well, to them particularly, it's so beautiful that in the Manual for Spiritual Warfare, you have a whole section on prayers to Our Lady.
A highlight from Week in Review - Episode 23
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to this week's Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review. What a week it has been. We saw a president fail to acknowledge the events of 9 -11 by giving a speech in Anchorage, Alaska, of all places. Then he lied about it. It was an amazing thing. I mean, what a week he has had. The news for Joe Biden is bad and keeps getting worse. For example, we talked about Biden's visit to Vietnam where they literally had to pull him off the stage. Man, oh man, did you see him in Vietnam? Holy moly. They had to pull him off the stage because he started babbling like an idiot. That's the president of the United States. And listen, we better hope he runs in 2024. Let's pray for once that a Democrat's ego torpedoes their chances for reelection. Because if he runs, there's no way Americans can vote for that. There's no way. It's impossible. That's not wishful thinking. It's, it's, you know, September of 2023 and they have to yank him off the stage. They did everything but take out that old vaudeville, the big hook, you know, you put the whole, pull the hook out and drag and then do a little soft shoe off the stage. Some disembodied voice comes over the PA and says, that's it. The press conference is over. And he looks around baffled and says, thank you everybody. Thank you. Where do I go? Where do I go? Don't throw me down, Clark. Certain sharp -eared listeners know what reference I just made there. Let's listen together to grandpa Joe. I want you to, I want you to hear what it sounds like when a president of the United States literally gets, gets the hook. They're so embarrassed for him. For whatever reason, he wound up in Vietnam over the weekend. Maybe air force one took a wrong turn and it landed in Vietnam and his appearance there by, you're going to hear about it all day long today on the news, at least on normal news. You might not hear about it on ABC, CBS, or NBC, but I'm not sure that even they won't cover this because it was this bad. Check this out. We talked about, we talked about at the conference overall, we talked about stability. We talked about making sure that the third world, excuse me, third world, the Southern hemisphere had access to change. It had access. It wasn't confrontational at all. Thank you everybody. This ends the press conference. Thanks everyone. I mean, what a disaster. And then he, then he goes and shuffles off. That's the president of the United States. The music is the best part. When they started playing the lounge music, Robert is in Sarasota. Robert, you see that clip? Yeah. Can I first use your platform to say, um, my thoughts and prayers are going out to everybody today, uh, that we're victims or new people. Absolutely. 9 11. And to follow that up, our president of the United States is booked 3 ,467 miles away into Alaska. You can't get farther from New York than where he's going to be today, where he canceled oil and gas leases. And clearly there's a God because that's exactly where he belongs as far away from New York. Here's the headline that every American who is suffering through the Biden administration needs to know 22 years of never forget. And Biden is spending 9 11 in Alaska. Meantime, we still got the, uh, the occasional troll or the occasional malcontent caller to the Mike Gallagher show. And I had a texture who claims that it's not really free speech to yell fire in a crowded movie theater. Of course, we're talking about all of the Democrats efforts to shut down speech. They disagree with beginning with Trump on down. And I played a montage of the Democrats denying the 2016 election to anyone who says that Republicans are a bunch of election deniers. What do you say about all the prominent Democrats who insisted that Trump didn't win in 2016? I just got a text from Macomb County, Michigan that I want to share with you. And then I want to play a little clip for the benefit of Macomb County, Michigan, and listen to this Michigan texture. Thank you. I mean, I appreciate that you don't agree with me and you think I'm a, I'm rotten to the core and you, and you, you, you hate my, my message on, on the radio and TV, but that's okay. I appreciate dissent and I, and I am truly intrigued. I always wonder, does the left do leftists like Macomb County, Michigan really feel this way? Or are they just regurgitating talking points that they've heard on MSNBC and they've read in the New York Times? It is a fact that election laws were changed and the election process was wildly upended under the guise of COVID. It is a fact that we had an historic amount of mail -in ballots. It is a fact that we had a record number of ballot harvesting. We things know were changed in 2020 under the pretense of COVID. That's a fact. And I'm not yelling fire in a crowded theater by stating those facts. That's their go -to. So let me read the whole text to you. And then I want to give you a video response, Macomb County, Michigan. And I challenge you to text me again. I don't want to embarrass you, but I'm going to challenge you to at least text me your response when I ask you about the video response that I have to your text. Here's the text. It is not free speech to yell fire in a crowded theater. It is not free speech to perpetuate a well -proven lie that there is some absurd sweeping conspiracy that stole the 2020 election and use that lie to divide people and disenfranchise millions and millions of voters. What you people are doing is destroying this country. You are working to drive the wedge between everyday Americans deeper and deeper. And you're just doing it because there's a market for it. Either you are willfully lying and towing your party line, or you're dumb enough to believe this trash yourself. You should feel deep, deep shame for perpetuating your lies. I hope one day you realize the damage you're doing and are tormented by your own guilt forever. Okay. Now, over the top drama queen hysterics aside from that text, let's take a look at the substance of what that person wrote. They want to sit there and accuse anybody who questioned the outcome of the 2020 election as somebody advancing an absurd sweeping conspiracy. So Macomb County, Michigan, what do you say about this? Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians didn't appear. Trump knows he's an illegitimate president. The president of the lack of a legally elected is not legitimate. I don't see the president as elect a legitimate president. You said you believe that Russia's interference altered the outcome of the election. I do. We have a president who is in fact it is proven has been assisted by the Russians and may in fact not be a legitimate president. The one thing that Trump is fearful of when it comes to his being president is that finally we will see how illegitimate his victory actually was. I have an objection. I object to the 15 votes from the state of North Carolina. I object because people are horrified. He's an illegitimate president. Do you believe Trump is illegitimate president? What I believe is that there's no question that the outcome of this election was affected by the Russian interference. There absolutely is a cloud of illegitimacy. So that legitimacy is in question. Yes. That was a very tainted election. And in that sense, it's illegitimate. Now, Macomb County, Michigan, I dare you to write me back and follow up to your original text and condemn all of your hero Democrats the way you condemned any of us who questioned 2020. You see, you don't get to have it both ways. Meanwhile, back to Grandpa Joe's refusal to attend any of the 9 -11 ceremonies in New York or Shanksville, PA, or even where he lives in Washington, D .C., to commemorate that awful historic day in America's history. Tulsi Gabbard said it best on Fox News. Biden has decided he wasn't going to be bothered. He'd be up in Anchorage, Alaska. It's outrageous. It's last night on Fox News for those like myself, many patriotic Americans across the country who enlisted because of the jihadist attacks on 9 -11. I find it deeply offensive that he specifically chose to turn his backs on all of those families and all of those Americans. White House is saying that, you know, presidents don't show up to Hawaii on Pearl Harbor after all these years. What's the point? It's insulting beyond words. It was even more insulting. I don't want to say even more insulting. It was also insulting to hear in the speech that he delivered during that fuel stop in Alaska, him lecturing the American people about how it is our responsibility that we must take seriously to defend democracy. And he is saying these words, lecturing us as he and his administration, every step of the way, are undermining our own democracy, both by his politicizing the Department of Justice to go after Donald Trump, his major political opponent in this upcoming presidential election, his going after and changing the rules of the DNC to make it so people who vote for RFK Jr., their votes won't actually count. He is sending his Department of Justice after parents who are trying to stand up for their right to their children's education. I've been thinking a lot about the difference, the major differences between the right and the left in America. For example, the MAGA movement. The putting America first philosophy is met with such disdain from progressives and leftists and Democrats. But when you think about it, putting America first is something best exemplified by Donald Trump's policies. Putting America last best sums up the Biden Democrat approach. Judge Jeanine Pirro summed it up that way last night on Fox News as well. Well, it's consistent with his America last mentality. I mean, this is unprecedented. No president since this happened has not been at one of the sites, whether it's Washington, Shanksville or ground zero. And if you're from New York City, especially, I mean, I was in the city that day. I remember the smoke in the towers. I remember, you know, my investigators saying we've got to get home. We've got to get back to Westchester. This is a very sacred day for so many people. And the president doesn't see it that way. And the sad part about it is that, you know, the world is not a safer place now. It's because of Biden now that the Taliban is back in control in Afghanistan with all the weapons that we left there. We've got an open border now with people coming in that we don't even know who they are. And you can thank Joe Biden for all of that. You sure can. You know, one of the great mysteries of life for me is wondering if this kind of crap is intentional or accidental. And I ask this question all the time. Does Joe Biden and his team say, you know what, we're going to be the first administration in 22 years not to attend a ceremony in Shanksville or Washington, D .C. at the Pentagon or at Ground Zero in New York City? We're going to we're going to change the game a little bit. We're not going to appear. Is that a mistake? And as if the actions of Joe Biden weren't bad enough, egregious enough, the governor of New Mexico, some woman by the name of Michelle Lujan Grisham, decided to amend the rights of citizens of her state. Albuquerque in particular, she declared an emergency because of an incident involving the death of an 11 year old child. The governor said, well, there's gun violence. I get to declare a declare an emergency and nobody gets to carry their lawfully registered and certified guns. We must remember. The liberties, the freedoms that so many have fought and died for. And this new New Mexico governor has literally banned Americans who have a constitutional right to protect themselves from being able to carry in Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least the next 30 days after a child was killed in a road rage incident. It's it's it's extraordinary. What's law enforcement doing in Albuquerque? What's the sheriff doing? The police chief. She's sitting at this press conference next to a guy who looks like a police authority. He's got a big gold badge on. And he looks very uncomfortable where this lunatic governor is shredding the Constitution, declaring an emergency, a gun emergency. This is what Democrats, if you dared to question a lockdown, if you had any skepticism about vaccines, if you wondered about masks, they came after you. They shut you down. Be kind of interesting to talk to an airline pilot who lost his job or her job because they wouldn't want to get they didn't want to get a vaccine. Do you realize we were firing people for not getting vaccinated? You recognize the absurdity of where we were just just a very short while ago? It's called tyranny. What the New Mexico governor, Michelle Grisham, is doing is tyrannical. She's acting like she's the emperor, the king, the dictator of New Mexico. And they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this and they're going to keep doing this until they can't do it anymore. Everybody ought to be aware of what she's doing, because what she's doing is absolutely un -American. What she's doing is obscene, where on Friday, this New Mexico governor banned people from being able to carry guns because a child was killed during a road rage incident. She's decided to declare an emergency. Oh, we have a gun emergency here. So now I get to ban your right to keep and bear arms. Check out this exchange. I want to play it one more time in case you're not paying attention. Isn't it unconstitutional to say you cannot exercise your carrying license? With one exception, and that is if there's an emergency and I've declared an emergency for a temporary amount of time, I can invoke additional powers. No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute. There are restrictions on free speech. There are restrictions on my freedoms. In this emergency, this 11 -year -old and all these parents who have lost all these children, they deserve my attention to have the debate about whether or not in an emergency we can create a safer environment. Because what about their constitutional rights? I took an oath to uphold those two. And if we ignore this growing problem without being bold, I've said to every other New Mexican, your rights are segregated to theirs. And they are not, in my view. I mean, this is lunacy. I pray for her safety. I pray for Joe Biden's safety. I pray for Trump's safety. I pray for all of our elected officials' safety. So let me make sure you know where I'm coming from, where my heart is. I would never want anything to happen to any of the people who are elected to hold office. But I wonder if she would be willing to have her security detail suspend their right to protect her.
A highlight from Shallow
"Hello, my friends, and whoa, let's see here. Adjusting. Haven't been here. I've been on the road for a week. Things need to be adjusted. Here we go. All's good, everybody. Dennis Prager here, finally back. Four time zones in five days. I do have a sense of my country. Many different countries in this country, but really two different ones, left and right. There's something that I need to stress aside from the moral character being so low on the right, but many of them are fine people otherwise, but the intellectual shallowness of the left is something to behold. There is no day that has passed in the last two months that some major medium has not attacked me and or PragerU. The attacks are so, so revealing about the intellectual shallowness of the left. You can't be deep and a leftist. It is not possible, literally not possible, because leftism is foolishness. It's like you couldn't be a communist and deep. Your perception of the world was so flawed as to enable you to do immense amounts of evil. I'll give you an example. To show how bad a person I am, they take one of my essays, which says that just as men have to be taught to control their natures, otherwise they end up engaged in terrible acts of violence, so too women have to be taught to control their natures, otherwise just as in the case of men, where their passions and appetites, etc. would rule them, women's emotions would rule them if they're not taught to control them. So across the board on the left, I'm called a woman -hater for saying that, but why am I not a man -hater for saying that men have to be taught to control their natures? Because they're so intellectually shallow, and because they believe that a criticism of just the nature of women, just as the criticism of the nature of men is important, you can't criticize anything about women. They are apparently, according to the shallow of the left, perfect. They don't have to be taught to control themselves or their nature. I'm actually called a misogynist, a woman -hater. And the comments of leftists also give you an idea of the intellectual level of these people. Here's one. He probably writes that because he doesn't get sex. This is a typical comment. There you go. That man knows my marital life. He probably believes it. Or she. I have no idea. They never put their names in. Your children are being taught not just often by sick people, truly sick, not always by any means, but often, who truly do believe that sex is not binary and that children should be exposed to drag queens at the age of five. But these people are intellectual midgets. That's the other part you should understand. When they attack PragerU, they are attacking an intellectual achievement that so dwarfs that of the people who attack us as to be laughable. I could literally read to you for three hours attacks on us because Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida are considering allowing teachers to use our materials and classes. God forbid children should be taught to love their country. Literally God forbid, well, they don't believe in God for the most part, which by the way is something I am going to share with you later. There was a piece recently in the New York Times about the decline of religion in America. I need to read to you the comments. I'm sure you didn't see this, my dear, dear producer. The comments of New York Times readers about what a joyful day it is in America that religion is dying. Those are the most very rare for a one article to get 2 ,895 comments. This is from a sweet, usually foolish, not always man, Nicholas Kristof. America is losing its faith. So I will share that with you later on because a new story is out of another young person mutilated by the left, literally mutilated. If you don't understand that the left is morally vile, then you don't have a functioning moral compass. I distinguish between left and liberal all the time. I wish liberals made that distinction. There's another story about another mutilated young person because of the sick people who are called doctors and therapists. At 16, I was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in under an hour. This is from the Daily Mail. Is this from today? Yesterday, yep. And given sex change surgery after just two appointments, I am suing the doctors who permanently mutilated me. Is there anything in American history in which the medical profession has participated? And this is an open question. There might be. I mean, eugenics, would that be an example? Would be the use of blacks for the Tuskegee experiments? But this is so much more widespread, I believe, is it not? I don't know. I don't know enough about the, you know what I'm referring to with the Tuskegee experiments. It was very hard for me in life to acknowledge that doctors could be evil, partially because we so venerated doctors in my home. Doctors are close to God in Jewish homes. And my own brother is a distinguished doctor. So it's very hard for me to, just as it's been hard for me to acknowledge that religious people could be evil, because I think of a Bible -based religious person as almost inevitably inclined to goodness. That's not the case always, to say the least. It's very hard to guarantee goodness in this world. A woman who claims she was rushed into transgender surgery is suing the doctors who gave her a double mastectomy as a child. Wow. Boy, do I hope. The lawsuits, that will be the issue. I hope these people are sued into bankruptcy. I hope they are financially crushed. And the despicable children's hospitals, again, to think of the word despicable in the same sentence as children's hospital, can you think of a more beautiful place than a place that treats children? And look at what the left has done to children's hospitals, because the left destroys everything it touches. Say that when you wake up, when you walk by the way, when you go to bed, when you stand up, when you sit down, and you will understand what is happening in America. The left destroys everything it touches. Luca Hein was given the irreversible operation at 16 and says the surgery has left her with daily pain, while the hormone drugs may have robbed her of the chance of becoming a mother. The Minnesotan, now 21, suffered a traumatizing few years as a teenager when her parents went through a bitter divorce and she was groomed by a man she met on the Internet. Poor thing, poor thing. Yes, there is such a thing as bad luck in life, my friends. Religious people are annoyed at me for acknowledging that. It's hard for me to believe this was God's will. She became increasingly withdrawn and spent more time online where she began following trans influencers and became convinced she was born of the wrong gender. Luca claims she was diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a therapist within an hour during her first session and was referred for top surgery after her second appointment. Top surgery. The left comes with great euphemisms. We shall return. I'm Dennis Prager. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. 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New Mexico Attorney General Will Not Defend Gun Restriction Lawsuits
"Another piece of various good news is that Democrats are overreaching across the country with perverts in schools pornography in kids schools pushing vaccines again don't that stop the spread of covid pushing mask mandates on people again mask pushing mandates CRT drag queen story hour late -term abortion sexual they're indoctrination overstepping themselves all over the country and people are starting to fight back even no oh yeah oh yeah she would happen in New Mexico been covered for the last few days the tyrant governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham either a moron or a communist or maybe a moron communist I don't know she thought it would be a good idea to declare she had the unilateral power to suspend the US no one on planet Earth I mean no one outside of maybe her uncle or I don't know her uncle drunk or whatever it may be has told her that does she have a drunk uncle I have no idea I just know it could be the only possible person on earth who told her this was a good idea because no one actually believes she can do this she's been getting smoked left and right and it's been hilarious to watch as she declares that she is suspending the second amendment in the state of Mexico for a temporary amount of time and everybody laughs and are like that's so you can't really do that and she's doubling down so sheriffs across the state have said we're not going to enforce this because you're a moron and I don't want to get sued and you know when you jump the shark total Fonzi style when your Democrat Attorney General a man by the name of Raul Torres yes when your Democrat Attorney General says listen and let me quote I am writing to inform you that my office will not defend your administration the above
A highlight from Rising Grocery and Gas Prices: A Burden on Americans
"At some point we have to start deciding whether we are going to be Americans together and take back our country and the values that made this country great or if we're going to continue to fight amongst each other while the politicians cash the checks day after day after day. All right welcome back Mike Lohme is going to wiggle financial guys place where money meets politics and we're going to be once again all over the place I think I say that each and every week we just choose each other's stuff and we usually are we always are yeah there's never any there's never any any format to this it's just you know a lot of times we send texts back and forth to each other throughout the week and we grab some of it and figure out what the hot button is so if you need us throughout the week by the way 833 fin guys. Don let's start out with this I sent you this earlier today this is folks in Queens who are just beyond disgusted with what's happening with their neighborhood if you listen closely you know because these immigrants are all over but also basically now they have them tented out in front of elementary schools which you know with their track record with the track record here in Erie County of five or six out of every 50 committing felonies I can't think of a better place than to put them in front of an elementary school.
A highlight from The Great Taking
"Would you like to get paid to listen to this podcast grab the fountain app for free and get all our badness But earn some sweet satoshis download for free now at fountain FM here in the Republic of bad, Cryptopia We've been talking about the great reset for many years Designed to strip normal citizens of power and privacy the global elite have their eyes set on making themselves Kings and queens of the modern era you and I well were to be serfs And we shall eat bugs and like it, but if the world were to transition to this final dystopian phase How might it take place a book titled the great taking by David Rogers web? provides scenarios in which it might all unfold you might say it's a blueprint for world domination or Oppression we give you our take on the great taking today on our hey We can't all be kings and queens so suck it episode number 696 of the bad crypto podcast you This is the bad crypto podcast the show for the crypto curious and the crypto serious We are your blockchain blockheads your crypto clowns the nifty nerds It's the DeFi do fight the metaverse morons and the bad crypto badasses Joel calm and sir Lord Travis right and and we're here for you We are heater Definitely not only that we want to you know we've been talking about a lot of this stuff and some people go oh my god It's conspiracy you guys but part of the reason that I know that I got into crypto was because I understood how fiat money works right and Once you understand how paper money works in the Federal Reserve Bank that's neither federal nor reserve and then paper fiat money is always inflationary it always crashes eventually and Always create these depressions and whatnot and so it's like once you understand that you start Trying to figure out how the rest of the system works right Joel kind of yeah absolutely and you know hey conspiracy Theorists are batting pretty high right now like if you know you were a Vegas odds maker You'd have to put your money on on the conspiracy Theorists and look some of it is just obvious as the nose on your face Unless you know you unless you have no nose in which case it's just obvious that you don't have a nose on your face Which is even more obvious than having a nose on your face, so by the way Travis. I was reading through you know our list of Funny things that we call ourselves You know usually we say we duck duck go things so people don't have to and that that has to change now now We're chat GPT stuff so people don't have to Well we're Claude a eyeing stuff also you found a great site called Claude AI That you can upload documents to and tell it to give you summaries Mm -hmm yeah, it's really good. It's one of those tools that can help you learn faster Right as long as these tools don't become bastardized and be completely biased from a liberal bent right that only gives you Oh, I give you upload stuff, and it goes and we don't want to tell you that because it says things We don't want you to know. I think it's we're still early that that's not the case I I do think chat GPT is getting a little more biased Claude doesn't seem to be yet, right? But what I did was I found this document. I think I found it on a Twitter Thread or a YouTube video. I don't remember exactly where I found it But then if you go to the great taking dot -com you can actually get this PDF download the PDF then Upload it into Claude dot AI when I say Claude that's like Claude Monet CLA ude dot AI Upload it in there, and then just you can start asking it questions, right? You can do this with any PDF that you want to upload, but this this author right here David Roger Webb He's worked in finance and investing for many years, and he started to realize that most of these major economic crises are Intentionally by caused these very powerful people who control the central banks and the financial system, and then you go hey Travis What do you mean these powerful secretive people who own the control the central banks and the financial system? Well that goes back Joel to our G Edward Griffin Conversation with the creature from Jekyll Island and how they created the Federal Reserve Bank at the same time They created the IRS same time They created the Federal Reserve Note and the paper money and their goal has always been to over time Not immediately like the people who created it in Jekyll Island the in the Federal Reserve Bank They know they're not gonna be the ones that see this true fruit to fruition But they know their grandkids are probably gonna be the ones that lead it So there they want to consolidate power and control humanity and orchestrate this economic turmoil Over a long period of time like they don't have just a four -year cycle of goal like a typical president does Joel They have like hey, we're gonna do this over the next hundred hundred and twenty -five years right right. It's generational You know it's kind of the Chinese have been so successful because you know as you've noted before they have a 500 year plan And so the powers that be are looking you know forward to the generations to come here and going how do we bring this? To a place where we have all the control on the world and we decide how the world is run and so this book provides one theory on How this all comes together and how they bring about this great reset And so it doesn't mean that this is what is going to happen But all of the things we're going to talk about that are described in this book are definitely we're on that path To these things taking place and fortunately you know Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin and If it weren't for decentralized cryptocurrency, I don't know that you know there would even be a chance of Fighting back against the the tide that has been set against us to you Yeah, yeah, well what we're seeing is a collapse in monetary velocity Just just like what happened in the 1930s depression where money has an ebb and it flow It's like that would they'll flood the market with more paper dollars and printer go burr And then they get to the point where they start pulling that money back And there's less money and then that signals the end of the debt cycle Right according to this book and according to other experts, and that's what we're seeing right now is there's this slow collapse that's happening and That's what's most likely Motivating the great reset plan right so they're talking about oh, you'll have nothing and you'll be happy well What does that mean? What do you mean? We're gonna have nothing and be happy.
Oklahoma Elementary School Hires Drag Queen to Be Principal
"Elementary school faces huge backlash after hiring a drag queen as principal So here is an example of a story that Virtually no liberal in your life your family among friends knows this You probably didn't know it either But if you follow the media and I got this from the Daily Mail which is not left or right I know that because they in the past had two articles critical of me So they're certainly not on the right But they don't know this do you realize a drag queen a man dressed as a woman? Has been appointed the principal of an Oklahoma, Oklahoma One of the most conservative states in the country no state is immune to the destruction of the left It's really it's it's It's almost hard to believe but it's not it's not any longer hard to believe an elementary school in Oklahoma Rights the Daily Mail is facing a huge backlash after hiring a drag queen a school principal With the superintendent denouncing decision as complete insanity So it's an interesting question is it insane What what makes the left tick why would people on the left support a drag queen as an elementary school principal They're not insane Not in the clinical sense So many years ago I came up with one answer That they are systematically producing chaos Men menstruate men give birth America systemically racist if you say you want to be colorblind You're a racist but if you are preoccupied with color, you're anti racist a world of Chaos is What they seek to produce they don't know it That if you ask a leftist, so why are you in favor of? A drag queen as a principal of an elementary school. They would not say because hey That represents more chaos. That's what we want to do That they don't think that way I'm not sure actually what they do think unless they think it doesn't matter
"queens" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"And that was his whole objective. Wind big in Iowa and New Hampshire and then basically use that to catapult him as the FrontRunner, but he hit a brick wall in South Carolina with minority voters. And that was his Achilles heel. So now you go ahead now to 2024 and president Trump. Heads up, he will be in trouble. So if you're around desantis and you say, okay, I'm going to go, I'm going to run. You basically want as soon as possible after your initial primaries to have a heads up race. You do not want a multi candidate primary, because that will only help the FrontRunner in the same way it did to Trump in 2016. But your question is, are all of those other folks who think they can be president and that they can beat president Trump when they can win in a Republican primary? Will they step aside? And the answer is going to be no because everybody thinks they can be president and they can topple someone into primary. And I think to complete that thought and to finish up today, I think my biggest thing is that what separates you from everybody, right? Donald Trump in 2016, what separated Donald Trump from everybody, loud New Yorker, tell us how it is, doesn't care about people's feelings. Superstar, again, TV real estate mogul, whatever you want to call it. He was different. There's just no doubt about that. Again, I think desantis is different. He is the number one governor in the country, right? Well known for many things. Good things that we think are good, bad things that maybe the left things are bad. But he's well known on both sides of the aisle. Everybody knows that guy. That's what I think separates him as, again, mister governor. I don't know what anybody else has that truly separates them to say, wow, that guy could make a splash or that girl could make a splash. I just don't know what it is. And if you look at the Republican presidential primary in 2024, Donald Trump already has a dedicated base. Whether there's one opponent or 50. He's going to get a certain percentage of the vote no matter what. And the problem for the challengers is going to be okay. How do I separate myself from this entire pack? And then be the only person running against Donald Trump, because a lot of those undecided voters, I'm telling you, they will split amongst the ten or so other Republicans and just like in 2016, Donald Trump could win these primaries and pick up delegates with 25, 30% of the vote. That's how it's going to play out in 2024. I'm telling you, history is going to repeat itself. If you want to find a crystal ball, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this out, folks. Just look at the 2016 Republican primary campaign season and it's going to repeat itself in 2024. Last question, 30 seconds, who's the democratic nominee as well? Joe Biden, Joe Biden. A 100%. Other people are going to run, but it's going to be Joe Biden as the democratic nominee. And he and president Trump will just sit back, let all the for lack of a better phrase lower tier candidates, rip each other apart, and those two guys, I believe, will be a match up in 2024. A rematch all right, folks,
"queens" Discussed on The Financial Guys
"Been doing just a ton of research internally on the presidential primary going back. Even to 2016, whereas there were 17 candidates. And at the end of the day, the 16 other candidates outside of Donald Trump basically just tore each other up and it benefited Donald Trump that there were so many people in the primary. I know it sounds ironic and yet the more people that challenged him, the more from the establishment the challenge him, the better it was for his candidacy. So I'm just curious to see what's your take when it comes to 2024. And having so many Republicans yet again throwing their hat in the ring when Donald Trump was already established himself as saying, I've been the president and I'm running again. Well, I don't think that will work out too well for them because one thing we know about president Trump, he's very outspoken. And he's not going to hold back on them punches. He's going to call the spade a spade and whatever he has to say. He's going to say he's not biting his tone for anybody. So I would say if they're going to get in the ring with him, be ready. Put the tape on the knuckles and get ready to swing, right? We ready. Which I appreciate. I miss the tape on the knuckles and the mean tweets. I really do miss it. We need more of that because I think we've gotten a little bit softer with some stuff in the last couple of years. And Laverne, before we let you go, though, I do want to ask you a question. What do you think of spy balloons and UFOs all over the place? Well, once again, when Trump was saying office, we didn't have those type of problems. You know? So to me, what that shows is that the rest of the world see us as a laughing stock. We have weak man, Joe Biden in office, and high ena, Harris that thinks everything is a joke. And not even to mention his staff that was showing up in The White House dressed in drag outfits. So, you know, how can the rest of the world take us serious at this point? When you have people like that, when you have men in high heels with a dress on going to other countries to represent us, you know, how can people other countries take us serious at this point? So all of that needs to change. And like I said, if Trump was in office, you know, we wouldn't have had those type of problems. Well, and I want to ask my last question. This is stuff I have heard about that point when it comes to the transgender community because even 30 years ago, the gay community that the thought process was, you know, we just kind of want to be left alone. Love us, don't judge us. We just want to be left alone to live our lives. And now, what are your thoughts that it's gone so far on the other end of the spectrum where we're having drag shows with children in them. Temporaries are having drag shows with children. There's an indoctrination when it comes to a highly sexualized content in our schools. What are your thoughts about the culture war where Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it's no longer right versus laps no longer Republican for his Democrat. It's crazy versus normal.
"queens" Discussed on Pop Culture Junkie
"Just hope that he's doing well. I there's a rumor going around. I have no idea if this is true or not. So crappy from wrong that. He was in the hamptons like the day after it happened. But i don't know if that's completely sure not by was like he could have a home there and be there and coping with everything that happened. But someone's dead that means that somebody gets charged with what manslaughter or something. I mean right now. It doesn't look like anyone's going to necessarily get charged with the with like manslaughter or a wrongful death or something but but You know endangerment whatever other things potentially happening on sad and it could be you know crew and production team. And i. I just i'm confused. Why in two thousand twenty one This was ever even a thing lee. Why even use blanks. Why i mean we have the technology like if you can build an entire world for loki to go transit through like on streaming television. You can certainly you know. Cg a gun yeah. It just doesn't make sense to me sound effects and there. Yeah no. I completely agree. It's i can't even like what you were saying nicole. I can't even imagine the head. Space alec baldwin might be in right now just like having to live with that. Yeah her family especially all the I don't know if you have seen on twitter. Br like all the jokes that are being made towards him because of his previous tweets and things that he's said about gun control in previous president and everything like that people are coming towards him and making jokes and comments. So it's just crazy to see not make tragedies like people like she's a woman. Jed like somebody else injured. What d- d- right. Yeah the director. Joe souza was injured. Also yeah i think he was released thankfully from the hospital so but yeah. I read that. This prop went through multiple people on that. Not just who. You mentioned hannah gutierrez. You said it was not just here..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Or i think she was off may happen to specific behavioral patterns within us. They produce pacific biochemicals in our brains now if we would. Let's just rename this two hour. Let's say personal cocktail in our brain where we do that quite often. We get used to it. It is possible to detox from drama queen. Behavior take some education. Take some self awareness. They're wonderful methods out there. How you can speed up this process and you don't need to sit and talk and do and work on yourself ten years it's really in the speedy world. There are many things that you can achieve in a very short amount of time that is fundamental so really just only can invite you inspire you with my whole heart work on yourself because when you invest in yourself it's the greatest investment that you can ever do and you will have the greatest return on investment as well. Yeah absolutely one hundred percent agree with that. We today as little conversation about drama. Queens has helped you guys out there whether it's a realize ation that maybe you do it a little bit all. Maybe you're round people that are doing it. We just want to bring a win as to. This is a concert and something that we both see throughout life. So let us nar. Has this helped you. what do you think. Are you ready to admit that. Maybe your a drama queen some of the time. Yes and maybe you realize oh well. Actually i see that now. The person that. I'm observing that i'm with or that i'm surrounded by. I think they have a tendency so send them our way. We can help them. Listen to our podcast and you can sign up for the workshops. We have a global program going on for different time zones one forest trailer one for europe century europe and one for the us and just really learn how you function when you understand how you operate then you will be so glad to stop enabling others how they operate with you because they can do whatever they want..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Yeah and i think it's interesting that you point tag that even some of the people buying into it that actually doing it because they want to help. It still might not be helping. What's your long term goal term relief. Then okay yeah well honey it's okay it's okay just calm down. What else can i do that. You will come down but the root causes is still not addressed. Yes let's talk about the root cause. Well there can be many root causes. It is something that bothers me in the outside world and within me. I don't have coping skills that are healthier than the ones that i'm using. Currently now the media plays a big role in this. If there was no media. I think definitely. Mass-media can insomuch setting behaviors and fears. When you go to the grocery store. I don't know. I forgot how it is in australia to longtime that. I've been there but when you grow to the grocery store at the cashier at the checkout they have some kind of stands where they have papers and magazines and what's on the front page. It's the drama that he lost his baby. There's one just gets divorced. There's one had a car accident. This one is found guilty. This one took drugs so it is kind of that attention hunger that we are conditioned to and this is very dangerous in many regards i believe humbly because what does it do when we are surrounded by so much drama than we become numb because otherwise couldn't bear it we can handle it anymore. So let's say if the magazines would not be allowed from. Let's say today on to put any drama on their front pages or when in the soap opera. There would be no drama on then. That would become a new standard that people can interact with one another without drum. But look how it's deeply embedded in our society. Yes you're right when i think about that. The first thing that comes to my mind because it probably don't really raid magazines or papers..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Traffic. Someone's honking behind you or someone's honking beside you or someone's not driving fast enough in front of you and then that is what dawson search relates to as a paper tiger. So maybe it's not a real tiger. It's there in front of you but it's a paper tiger so now we are so used to our habits and our patterns that we usually are not aware of them anymore. Why because our brain is actually lazy. It's trying to save energy. it's trying to put what's in the short term memory into the term so you can be automated program. So we don't have to consciously think about it. Think of your desktop. You have too many windows open it slows down the system so same with us so many if not most of our patterns are automated. They're like autopilot programs. That just wanted so challenging. Sometimes to become aware. That's why feedback is essential without feedback. Eight days you behave like a drama queen onto a little bit so if nobody would tell me then i may never know so everyone by the way. I'm not a drama queen. And i don't behavior such in case anyone out. There is interested in that. But i know of drama queen so the question is do i enable it or do i set my boundaries. Now if i am a drama queen let's say some of our listeners. Out there realized now. Maybe i have the tendency to exaggerate or maybe i have the tendency when i'm in the group of people that i always have dramatic story to tell and if somebody tells well the neighbor's dog died then. Oh but you know. What their oh. Twenty dogs died at the same time. Can you imagine so always trying to maybe have the bigger story on greater impact of my story. So then if. I'm becoming aware of that than i can have look at the roots when i'm not aware of it. Leave it alone because you're not aware of it. Look if it's not on the surface there's nothing you can do with it..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"I believe this is the case. Look i've been wrong before. And i will be again so this is how i see it. Now let's say you're really upset. And i feel that maybe i have contributed to you being upset then. Something happens within me emotionally. I may feel guilty. I may feel shamed. I may feel sorry. I may feel Yeah maybe i overdid it so my movie in my own head and self talk goes on and on and on when i can stop taking it personally than i just observe okay. So she's in particular mood today and then it is almost like riding at deaden so it takes two to be a drama queen. Your right because one person has to buy into it. And i think that is a good way to put it. Well guess our start playing in this dynamic. So what is your goal with having this as the topic drama queens. I think my goal is for people to have some self awareness around. Have i act and behave. Because i don't know that those that are drama queens always realize that is what they were doing perhaps because they've always just been that way or whoever has been around them has bought intuition so it's played out as dynamic and i think one of abacus goes with this podcast is self-awareness and realizing that we do need to look inwards and really be honest with ourselves about the way we act and behave in order to grow as a person in order to do that. The first self awareness when. I'm not even aware that. I'm having the tendency to behave more lately. Like drama queen or the so called drama queen or be seen as the drama queen. Then when i'm not aware of it then there's nothing to look at. yes exactly. So how do we do that. How do we help. People take the self inventory and gar is my behavior over the top or is this a way for me to get some attention that i feel like i'm lacking in my life..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Achieve predictable results and create a constant life wherever you are your host consultation daisy pop and everybody and welcome to another episode of bowed and blonde mindset evolution. I'm cathy tight. Your host from down under with me as a ways is dicey pap international. Excellence coach from florida ks. Hi daisy hi my dear friend down under and what an amazing thing. It is to know that. I'm here in summertime and you're down under in wintertime. It is so lovely to know that we're really literally and factually embracing the world. I just love it. I'm so glad to see you. So what's up your sleeves because now it's wintertime. You have sleeves on i do. It's a little bit chilly. And as we're recording this actually the shortest day of the year for us down here in austria. That's right and the longest night and for me it's just reverse well i'm just one day late because for me somersault. This is going to happen tomorrow. So i'm going to have to sleep one more. Yes i am in the future that is true and in the name of the future. Let's have another amazing topic to help. Allison is be the best versions today. We are going to talk about drama queens and of course in brackets kings because it applies to explain women out there. Okay drama queen. This is how i want to be seen done queen things so well drama queens who knows one drama queen or several because i do believe that there's no one on this planet who does not no one but probably some areas in beautiful life of ours is. They're not aware that we call them such but yeah so they're everywhere they can't be everywhere i can. So let's be selective who we surround ourselves with so let's first give out what we defined drama queens as go ahead. Yeah for me. I think it's people that are over. Dramatic sars a dramatic things because overdramatize has for me. It's people who over dramatize things possibly because they feeling like. They need some attention in their lives. What does it for you daisy. well i do believe. It's a pattern behavioral pattern and a coping skill. That's interesting that you say that coping skew well. They weren't born as one that is cherry so that might be tendencies. When we're born and then our surroundings and environment will maybe allow it or support..
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Without that we cannot evolve. Yes.
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"Yeah i think you bring up a really good example. I've i've observed many many times people who need to one up the story. I think that's a common kind of behavior that i see and i don't know if the people doing it are aware of it or not but i do see it law and so. That's a good place to start a sofa inventory. Am i in a conversation with people. And i feel like i need to do one better. Nari.
"queens" Discussed on Bald and Blonde
"queens" Discussed on Two Friends Talk History
"The second was the daughter of ptolemy the first bear nikkei the first she in around three hundred or two ninety nine she was the third wife of simitis. We've already mentioned him. He was another one of the adult guy. Who is fighting for control of alexander's kingdom. He was a satrap or king of thrace and came to rule extensive portions of asia minor and macedonia so are sent away supposedly manipulated listen kiss to execute his son agatha cleese whom he had with his first wife and i see because she feared for the lives of our own sons should become king after his father's death had three sons with mikus ptolemy with semi kiss and philip. These names you can leave that in their arsenal as worried about what's going to happen to her own sons once To so there seems to be a bit of court intrigue and you know. There's the rumors that she fell in love with gately's lease but her her love was rejected. So many insinuations but eventually what came to pass was that a catholic lease was put on trial found guilty and executed and by the time. Listening to kiss. Became aware of arsenault as supposed- machinations. It was too late. His friends left. They either sought refuge with so as the first or there were murdered or purged court and again this is quite a lot of rumor arsenio as particular role in this. How this all played out. We're not entirely sure but suffice it to say the fact that it could have happened with her. You know pulling some strings just goes to show her own influence. Listen mckissic court. As a young young young was very young teenage reminds you. And i can't even begin to tell you what i was doing when a team. I wasn't having been killed all that. Yeah i mean. I was thinking more like ruling empires so a gap closes widow. Whose la- sandra who's actually sin as half sister Her father was told me but her mother was another..
"queens" Discussed on Two Friends Talk History
"The wife is the third decide with her own and she ends up capturing and executing day already and philip the third and she also captured cassandra's brother one hundred of his partisans mass executions. Now cassandra has his own strong force blockades in besieges olympias and one of the terms of capitulation was at olympia would be spared but now lo and behold when all the dust settled cassandra decides to execute olympias as well but none of his soldiers actually want to do it. The majority of the reason really is because she is the mother of alexander. The great and she has this exalted status even as an enemy. So what cassandra. Eventually during is allowing relatives their friends of previous people olympia had had executed stone. Her so she didn't come out of it. Great she put up a very good final fight. She sure did. And what's interesting too. Is the just taking a step back To the point where she's snapped malay it's her faction Alexandria the fourth her grandson and supported by roxana and like she's fighting against the other very legitimate. Though disabled son of philip the second philp the third perfectly legitimate stream of descendants to go through and his wife. Ada you reynecke who who is married to fill up. The third was done so by her. Mother ki nani competitor. daughter of philip as well. There's so many women at play just in this one snapshot in this one battle. You have several streams of descendants through fella and the leary and wife and then through olympia and her grandson and it's almost like the different streams of female led opposition. Finally come to this this this really important moment and i think one of the stories that struck me as they got to that point when some of the army was going to support philip third and fda ridiculing. She is a queen. Like yes yeah. Her mother kanani went on campaign with her. Father felt the second was like in the same marshall fashion as sandra the great she was half sister and for all intents and purposes a boss incredibly competent military leader. Got the same kind of framing to a degree and her daughter. She apparently imparted this on his well. Because even an idea is supposed to be very young when all of this is happening and she's still kicking ass yet. I mean she still addressing the army's herself as you would expect a king to and she even dressed as a macedonian soldier when the forces were supporting her and philip third. I was going to bring that up is awesome guy. You did that. Olympias in this instance was more symbolic. She wasn't actually fighting or anything but her role was powerful enough that even just the sight of her was enough to convince soldiers on the opposing side to defect to her side. Just the history behind her what she represented. But as you said there's also a history of argued royal women taking a much more marshall forward thinking role really terms of how these things get written about. The women don't tend to come out too well but not so much in the case of kennedy our her daughter like they sort of said like she. She pushed the envelope too far. He ninety does get murdered and then of course idea ridicule and philip. The third get killed but they did manage to actually make their will unfold. To appoint of so yeah. I just thought that was super cool and it also relates to the archaeological debate about the to vima where there was kings learn ex that was found which is sort of the tiny square coffin shaped and the cremated remains of a man were.
"queens" Discussed on Two Friends Talk History
"Yup. And i think it was it. Plutarch suggested that her name was changed to myrtle because of her initiation into a mystery called and then yes her name becomes olympia in the year. That alexander's born and phillip. The second has victory at the olympic games him personally. He wasn't running but in the way that elites would sponsor cherry teams and athletes in that way so he got the victory that they've kentucky's urban of the world. Yeah exactly sponsored by nike. What's also interesting later on her. Final form she. Her name changes to strategy kick after she defeats her rivals in three seventeen. So yeah the convention of naming oneself and having one's name changed in terms of a marriage situation seems truly bizarre and i think people look right now have difficulty being like. Should i change my last name or not let alone my first day. Attached and whatsoever phillip. I think he did this with several or if not all brides but he. He renamed them. Yeah there is a bit of identity control happening there. But i think it was definitely a tool of control. Really you know the name change while it kind of plays into who your allied with what territories you control. So there's a there's a lot of heavy meaning behind the names for all the brides really and it's not just effective for them. And it's you know it's meaningful for the husbands as well. yeah absolutely. I think it's worth exploring just briefly. Some of the stuff you think you know about olympia's i find when talking about any woman of power in any period of history it's just. It's like a minefield of problematic language. Yes it's always down to. Whoever's writing the history so for using ancient services they're often hostile towards women who are in positions of power in recent historians up to like fairly recently still did that. Same practice for instance with olympus. She's often characterizes ambitious and her jealous and her bad behavior really kicks off when phillip falls in love with a younger woman and brings her into his court. Well at this point. He's done it a few times. She's not new to the game and exactly she already has her son so it really seems to only be that at the point to which he threatens alexander and to an outburst between a young man his father that will then threatens to disinherit him and says why. Have this brand new baby with my new queen. That's when the wheels probably start turning. Yeah yeah olympias is definitely portrayed sinister in a way and many of the ancient sources which unfortunately i think has clouded a lot of modern historian takes on her as well I'm trying to remember. You'll know better than i. But the movie alexander angelina jolie played olympia and i just remember her character being. You know she's beautiful but she..
"queens" Discussed on Two Friends Talk History
"It was really interesting because you don't tend to get. i think that variety in that volume. No i completely agree that the terra cotta statuettes of aphrodite just as he said the variety of her representations what she her cooperman's which he's kind of supposed to be symbolizing that particular manifestation. I'd never seen quite rail. Before unless you know at the louvre the british museum. But even then. I don't think i'd ever seen macedonian images of aphrodite before those museums either so pillow is really incredible for me and palace. The royal court where philip was born. Alexandra was born there and it was the seat of the macedonian power base and all of these satellite communities formed part of that power base so again like just as somebody who kind of grew up thinking about and hearing about alexander. The great as we drove through these long stretches of plains. And all i can think of is like okay Cavalry coming through. And that's where they had this battle as a as a huge alexander file. It was really really really really cool in the archaeological site as well. I thought i loved that. I mean there wasn't a whole lot but it was enough to really satisfy my curiosity and at the market they had like the stalls were in great condition some of the time polls and obviously the most yet the mosaics. Great mother costs and they aphrodite. Shrine area was really cool. Is you know all those beautiful flowers surrounding it. I absolutely loved it there. So it's from these macedonian courts and communities that the models of queen's ship in the ancient world that we're going to talk a bit about they spread from this because to look at other powers at the time like the greek city states and confederacies of greek cities. That had banded together queens. Were not part of that dialogue. It was men and generals and what is very unique and probably because of i think the polygamous relationship structure of the kings of the macedonian court allowed for different types of queen personalities different types of influence to come in. And have this very chaotic mix. Well there's this reluctance from the kings to even show their favor for one of their their queens or mistresses which just from the female perspective. Where does that leave you in the courts. You know what i mean. How do i determine who's top dog really and it's left up to the women to essentially figure out who's going to succeed. The current k. I guess our starting point here is the royal court of king the second of the argued dynasty. So that's alexander the greats father and we won't be going through the ins and outs as to how he got there. But it was broadly speaking through the intercession of his mother. The royal women in this period where it's really hard to to quantify like power. Nobody's been given a title that lets them. Determine like head queen that kind of thing. Yeah that won't come until later. But i mean during philip's reign at least there were. There were more opportunities for women to kind of exert control or political funds. Let's say as you already said. His mother you're at a key was pretty pivotal in filled. The seconds taking of the throne so to speak. So yeah i think the even beginning with There is already a tradition forming. And they're already had been before he said already that these royal women who didn't have official titles were essentially making it up as they went not create creating this role..
"queens" Discussed on The Side Quest Inn Podcast
"And you're twisting about living rubik's cube alone our sorry. It's my son's. I'm it's a more for my fidget. But i have something for you. All i mentioned. I had these rings made for you. Go rings and buttons in one day. This is the best fidget. It's what you do with your hand like what you robin you dagger like that. It's like an motion that you know. You like fidgeting. He said he has his for his fidget. Yeah i guess there's like something you do. You fidget look. Can't stop moving a start even paying attention. He's sitting there twisting on his little cube. They're put it get stuck. Sometimes you have to give it a little force. We looked into home condis after we arrested him. And everything you said not to be true He was working with of course. And he's the one who gosh the taliban host to change and who started the dreams just like you said We have sent him to Opara to go to jail with utopia and She has a full support on. Please take these rings as a thank you from from us for helping the town these are those messenger rings that had mentioned. It's a silver ring has the insignia of utopia wherever you're serving the organization so whatever. The symbol of the queen's guard is the symbol on these These rings it lets you. You gotta plus two lebron's on diplomacy checks and let's cast message as an arcane in nate spell out will so you can just always cast message it also wants per day it lets you cast animal messenger To your specification. The animals a magical creature springs from the ring and its appearance. Suits the iconography or hell. Heraldry of the lord organization represented by the ring So you guys will have to decide. What the queen's guard like animal is like wow a unicorn s going. Oh it's a little soreness. A pegasus in a unicorn in one unit is like this is your nation. Yeah so he thinks you all and gives you these rings. I'm throwing them on all your sheets now. And that's he just says. Imagine your your time here. Stanfield free to stay in town As as long as you would like. You're always welcome here if you need anything. Please don't hesitate to ask we'll do. It's been a pleasure. The town appreciates you while you're in town You do have a discount on.