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A highlight from Episode 59 with Bill Goj on Life as a Dyslexic PhD candidate
"Hello there, and welcome to the Dear Dyslexic podcast series brought to you by Rethink Dyslexia, the podcast where we're breaking barriers and doing things differently. I'm Shaye Wiesel, your host, and I'm so glad you can join us. I'm a fellow neurodivergent, and I'm coming from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, where I live and work, and I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to all the tribes across our beautiful country and to all First Nations people listening today. Our podcast was born in 2017 out of a need to give a voice to the stories and perspectives of adults with dyslexia, and our voice has grown stronger year after year. We're now a globally listened to podcast with guests from all around the world. Join us for insightful conversations about living with dyslexia and other neurodivergences across all walks of life. Our special focus is on adult education, employment, social and emotional wellbeing, and entrepreneurship. We're excited to be bringing you this episode and invite you to like and follow us, or even better, why not leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform? So let's get started. Today, I am speaking to Bill, who is a PhD colleague of mine. And when I say colleague, we met through our PhD support group that we run through the foundation. And Bill is a peer, I should say, rather than a colleague. And I'd like to welcome him onto the show today where we'll be talking about everything to do with research and being dyslexic and trying to do a PhD. So welcome to the show, Bill. Thanks. Good to be here. Thanks for asking me. Thanks for coming along, especially because we've just spent the last half an hour chatting instead of doing our podcast. So, yeah, dyslexics get distracted. Yeah, we do very much, which I think is one of the good things about having our PhD group, because we get to talk about trying to do our PhDs, but also all the all the different facets of life that come with studying and being dyslexic. And you are studying a very interesting topic, one that blows my mind, because I can't do numbers at all. So how did you end up doing your PhD? What led you on this crazy journey of academia? Oh, wow. How do you sum it up? For those listening, I'm a mature aged student, but I'm like 50, over 50. In the summer. Yeah, thanks. And so I had I had decades of life in between. And school was horrible. And I have very few good memories of it. So, but I always loved learning. And I felt I was good at it. And I don't know, as I got older, I did little things through TAFE, because I wanted to do human resources. So I did the TAFE Diploma and I started doing the Advanced Diploma. And I topped the year. And this was like, late 20s. So suddenly, I was sort of in a situation where I wanted something, I applied to get into it. And it's all sort of like surprising how I sort of got into it. Because half of me is thinking, yeah, like, I'm gonna be able to do this. But I did. And yeah, I totally topped the year. suddenly And which opened a door that I didn't really believe was there for me in the past. And then I sort of thought, I can do this. And it wasn't until recently, I suppose, in my recent life, that I got into a situation where I could choose what I wanted to do. So in kind of an odd kind of a way, it's like going back in time. And I was fascinated by, I do a PhD in marine biology. So I was fascinated by animals and, you know, the marine life and stuff like that. And suddenly, when I went to university, I was looking at applying, it quickly became a reality that I could almost or pretty well apply for any degree I wanted. you And, know, from someone who like failed, you know, year 12 and dropped out, dropped out because they were failing it and failed grade two and stuff like this and hated school. This was like, one of those epiphanies of, oh my God, I can do my dreamers. So I turned into a kid again and picked marine biology and at every, I didn't really think I could do a PhD in it. I didn't even know what a PhD was, to be honest, even though my dad's a doctor, I didn't know. So as I went through it, I figured, oh my God, I could do this and I'm really good at it. And then I got into the honours and then the dyslexia thing started hitting a bit. And then I wasn't sure that I could do a PhD, but everyone else thought I could. And so I was like, that's good enough for me. Let's give it a go. And here I am. I've got lots of questions to ask you, but going back in time, you said school was horrible for you. So we're of an elk where diagnosis just did not exist. So were you diagnosed as an adult as well when you were doing university? Yeah, so my dad is a retired doctor, psychiatrist. So there's a bit of understanding in terms of neuro differences. And, you know, my mum was just like, my child is smarter than failing grade two, except by grade two. So I forgot the question, Shay. This is me. This is a very dyslexic me thing of like getting totally sidetracked. I'm so sorry. No, now what was the question? I think the question was around diagnosis. Were you diagnosed like I was because we're older and there wasn't such a thing. I don't think I'll just see a diagnosis back on the room. So I'm so random. I was so random. Anyway, so, so, so, yeah, look, so, so there's something wrong with what the school thought I was like because they just thought I was dumb and stupid and lazy and that type of thing. And I what could do, because I could say or tell them all of my parents, all about animals and my mum would be in the car going, oh, what's this plus this? You know, and there'd be big numbers and stuff and none of the adults could do it. And I just pop and go and say it. And they'd be like, this there's a disconnect there. So so my mum sort of could pick this. There's something different about me. So so they got me tested in a time where I know someone could qualify this. But, you know, I reckon half the people as described to me didn't even realise dyslexia existed. And some of the teachers, like half teachers would be like, no, it doesn't. That's rubbish. But she got me assessed then. But I lost that assessment at university. They asked for an assessment and I'm not even sure they would accept assessment from me since I was like late forties at that stage. And the assessment's 12. So I tried uni the first semester because when I did that course in the past, I told you about I never told anyone I was dyslexic. And I tried it, but after the first semester, it became very clear that you could pretty well wipe off maybe 20 to 30 percent of my grades off of every single subject just before I started it because of my disability. And it became obvious in second semester that to give me a chance to actually do well in it, I needed to say, hey, I've got a disability and to get acknowledged, I needed another testing. So I got tested twice and hey, the assessments align very neatly, which is interesting over 30 years later. That is interesting. I've always wondered if I should get reassessed because at the time I was going through my divorce, so I was in really bad state. So I wonder if there'd be any improvements now or and trying to do my PhD. Surely I've improved somewhat with my writing, but it would be interesting to see. And it's interesting that you say 30 years difference that they still pretty much aligned. Yeah, well, that's that's a really interesting point, because they aligned in terms of the the how the different psychologists, one was done by one. The other one was assessed by two. And the two reports align in the sense that they talk about how, you know, the deficits you have and they sort of value it. And those values were basically the same. What was fascinating about it, I found that in these two reports, this is kind of one of those things. And I'm happy to, you know, share them with you, because I think that I just think that's fascinating is is that I read better, you know, and so I had improved, which is a really it was brilliant. And that was just like, you know, that was like that. That was that was amazing. And, you know, you know, and it sticks in. It's one of those things that I think we're talking about before the podcast out of memory and stuff. It sticks in my head that I was told I'm read like a 15 year old. And I was just like, that is better than I'd ever been assessed or, you know, thought I was ever doesn't mean I comprehend the same way. I can read as fast as 15 year old. I won't recall most of what I read if I read that fast, though, to be to be blunt. But I still when you test that basic thing and time it, I can still regurgitate the words without sort of really soaking it in when I'm reading. And this is complicated. I don't get it myself. But but yeah, so that was interesting is is the progression you make in that and things that they pointed out when I was young, which which I think is is frustrating. And the problem with testing people so young is that they pointed out that they couldn't really tell if I was trying or if I wasn't trying when I was reading. You know, I mean, because by 12, I suppose I had a lot of hang ups, you know, bullying and harassment, reading out loud stuff like this. So they put that we're not sure whether this is a true assessment of certain certain things. And so it's great having that one later, which basically said, no, no, these are these are exactly the same. And they hadn't read my old report because I couldn't find it. So it's interesting to see an independent assessment over 30 years later, just saying, yep, you are this, this, this, this, this. These are your deficits and going, wow. You know, that's they are there's no denying it. It's interesting. There's two two points, hopefully, that don't drop out of my head. As I'm saying, it's starting to drop out of my head is, you know, we can improve, even though we our brains are predisposed to difficulties in reading, that we can improve and the importance of early assessments and interventions so that children have the best opportunity they can to manage their disability and to build skills around it. But also and we're getting way off topic. Sorry. No, no, don't apologize, because it's important. And it's the conversation around assessments, particularly when you go into higher ed and you have to have that assessment. But the like how they couldn't decide whether it really was your dyslexia that was impacting you or whether part of it was this is in my terms of baggage that you brought, because by the time you were 12, you'd gone through all those difficulties. And that's why I had. Yeah. And for me, it was such anxiety to think I was being diagnosed at 27 with this disability and how was my life going to change it? I'd taken all this back. I knew I had all this baggage in. And every time I did the testing, because it was over a few weeks, I'd go and sit in the car and I cry before I went home. Because it's like, oh, my God, there's something wrong with me. And so it's interesting. I wonder, you know, again, the importance of having an assessment when we're younger, like even before we hit preteens, because we're not carrying so much baggage and maybe it is a true reflection or maybe it doesn't matter, because like yours demonstrated, regardless of the age difference, you still those primary challenges were still there. Yeah, yeah. Look, it's I mean, I found a lot of benefit from doing it. I but you know, obviously it's a novel thing. I mean, you can't go back in time. But I mean, now now I think I mean, you'd be better positioned, of course, to tell me me actually what they're doing. But, you know, they're assessing kids a bit better now. And it isn't a part of the part of what happens in school in grade one or two or something that they are they are assessed for reading and writing skills, you know, potentially which would show up us. But it's not a formal assessment. So it's not something you can compare it to. Some some states, I think, are bringing in phonics checking in grade one. Yeah. Which starts to give an early indication that children might be starting to struggle. But I mean, normally dyslexia typically shows up in grade two onwards when we're starting to put sentences together and to read whole words and bigger words. Yeah. So whether grade one, I'm not I mean, yeah, I know that some states are looking at bringing in or they already are. Whether it's too early, I'm not sure. I wouldn't want to comment on phonics. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Look, look, you explain things so much better than regarding this. Oh, well, it's it's an area I don't like to step into very often. But you got I don't want to sidetrack the conversation because it is around how we get into doing our PhDs. But the assessment process is really important. And you had to demonstrate by the time you got into higher ed that you did have dyslexia and disability. And so there's two I guess there's two questions. One is around how do you self advocate once you get through to a PhD level? Because what I've found is that supervisors, there's an there's a misconception that if you're dyslexic, you're never going to get to that level. And I don't know that from that I hated my speech degree and wasn't until I did my masters that I actually started to really love learning and see I could learn. And I just had in my head, I just had to do a PhD. And I don't know whether it was because I wanted to prove to people that I wasn't dumb and that I was succeeding in academia because I'd struggled in my life. It was just in my head I had to do it. I didn't know what I was going to do it in. Originally, it was going to be on Aboriginal communities and that space I love working in. And then finally, it ended up being in dyslexia. But how do you like everyone told you you could do it? So you said I was going to do it. Is that what drove you? Is it to see what's behind the desire to do your PhD, I guess? It's a long window. Yeah, look, look, it's really holistic. And I mean that in, you know, holistic and holistic, you know, both. There's there are a whole lot of things here. I mean, I, I love learning about this stuff. It's like an addiction. it's, It's, it's, it's something which I mean, even without doing study, I'm still, I still do it anyway. You know, I'll still sit there for hours and watch a bug climb up a tree and see how it does and why it does. And, you know, I can't get those out of my head. So, so to me, it was a really natural progression in that sense. The barrier was always dyslexia. I see it as, or dyslexia or something which, which indirectly came from the dyslexia. You know, so having everyone say, so me really wanting to do it because it was just, it's just a continuation of what I do. So it's like, it's like getting the opportunity for someone to pay you to do what you just love doing anyway, even though they make you do certain things like write a lot that you hate. You know, they also make you read like all this research on it, which you love, you know, it's just like you, you, you imagine it and you see what they're doing in your head. Like, yeah, you can really, you can see it and feel it. And you relate it to all those experiences you've had. And it's just, it's just a really, it was just a really sort of like joyful thing for my brain to do in that sense. And it makes the struggle of reading worthwhile. So before I was getting a whole lot of, you know, you know, assistance and, you know, before I was really tapping into the text to speech programs like that, the pain was so worth the benefits. And that's just because it's like an addiction. And that's probably a good way to describe it, because, you know, you know, addiction might not just be the chemicals, it can be the process, the your environment and the whole of other things. And to me, it's just me. And this is the cool thing about sort of like the way I see it as I became a kid again, because these were, this was my escape. One of the escapes I did from the torture of school. It was, you know, and home. And it was, it was, it was really, it was, I only have good, strong, good and wonderful memories from learning about bugs and animals and fish and stuff like that. And and so the PhD basically was somebody just said, hey, look, you know what you you want to do as a dream? You know, you can do that. Here you go. And then which made it when it felt like it was getting taken away from me at some stage because the supports really aren't there at PhD. It made me fight to the death, you know, and I hate using that word. That was really how strongly I felt about it. I wasn't going to give up once, once somebody gave me that carrot. It's that's my carrot, you know, this bunny is angry. And I would like, I want to come back to self -advocacy. But it's interesting you say it's like an addiction, because originally when I wanted to do a PhD, I was like, yeah, that's just something in my head I have to do. But I completely resonate with you when you're it's like you're in your flow and your purpose, like for me. And like even when my mum was dying, I was still writing my papers, still doing my thesis and people say to me, why are you doing it? And you kept saying, take a break. And I said, but that for me, that is where I find my purpose and my passion. And I know the work I'm doing is is going to make change for people. And 100 percent. And I really resonate with that addiction word, because it does feel like it, because you're constant. Like, I just love it. And I keep saying to people, I'm going to do go on and do my prof doc or do another PhD and everyone, because I don't get paid like you. It's all voluntary, six years of voluntary PhD. That's dedication. And but I just love it. And I can't explain it because it's so hard. Writing is so hard. I'm terrible at it. But the concepts and being able to go out and talk to people about what I'm finding in Australian first research, that's the stuff that just drives me to keep going. Yeah. Oh, look, a quick example. We'll get back on track. But this when I was doing what was it? It was it was my undergrad and I was falling behind in stuff. It was my third year, I think I was falling behind and stuff. And I just asked for an extension for my now supervisor. I think it was undergrad or it was undergrad, whether it was honours or not, I'm not sure. Anyway, so my supervisor, my to be supervisor and she said and I was I was volunteering for another scientist. I'm doing all this work, all this work. And she came and goes, What are you doing here? You've asked for an extension, you know, for this work, because you don't have enough time to do it. And here I come in and you're doing volunteering work for somebody else on some other non -related project. Bloody bloody bloody blah. And my response to her was, this is how I relax. Don't take this from me. Don't take this away from me. And and I was so like scared of it being taken from me that she felt it like she's amazing. My supervisor is amazing that she was like, OK, and left me to it. And that's that's it is it's it's it was my she was taking my hobby, you know, and I needed that. I need that to distress. And I needed that to to get my head back in track and to try and so I could get back on the horse and punch it again and sit there for hours trying to write this thing and doing my head in and reading, blah, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, it's funny that our self -care is doing something that is so hard for us. I know, I know. But isn't it great? I mean, haven't we just picked the best careers ever? You know, you know what I mean? It's it's it's a funny life just moves you in funny ways. Well, because I've been meaning to do do a Facebook live in our Facebook group, the other one and our community. And it's about my husband says that I've got an addiction of buying books. And I do every time I go to the post office like, what are you going to the post office for? It's another book, but I really do need it. So chapters out of different things.
Fresh update on "question one" discussed on Cloud Security Podcast by Google
"So I wanted to go and bring up a sad subject, namely that some of the hard in CIS frameworks and other places has been inspired largely not by risks, but by, well, not by threats rather to correct myself, but by regulatory compliance arguments, other things of the sort. So I guess we do have that in the cloud as well. So how do we incorporate new controls that come from an outside, from auditors, from the desire to either incorporate another mandate or other stuff that isn't directly mappable to risks? So I mean, Google, one of our core values is respect to the opportunity and security exists as part of, in part to accelerate our ability to take advantage of new technology, but also to maintain and extend competitive advantage. And that can mean staying ahead of the regulatory landscape. So we apply the same principles when we're rolling out new controls as we do for other ways of managing threats. Look for ways to fail into safety, which we can talk about in more detail, design for standard processes to make them easy to operate and manage over time, leverage our span of control to minimize interruptions for individual engineering teams. But really the biggest challenge when rolling out a new security control is understand the impact of that control at scale across all of your infrastructure, across all your systems. Which of your systems are in scope for that control? How will it interact when it's turned on with those existing systems? Where are you already compliant with that regulation and where do you have defects to address or need to apply a control that doesn't exist today? And so it's really important as you are managing your security environment to have the capabilities and processes that make answering those kinds of questions easy. And it starts with really, and I'll double down on it, that comprehensive inventory of the services you have, how they're deployed, what are their dependent assets, along with the business metadata about them. What is the purpose of that service? Who is responsible for maintaining it? What is the data it has access to, et cetera? All of that makes it easier to sort of stay ahead of regulations without becoming drowning and just constantly evaluating and deploying new controls. And in general, as a best practice, we always try to engineer our systems to adapt to change. We know change is inevitable, and I really want to say that Google Cloud creates opportunities to understand your services and design for this kind of dynamic environment that's a lot harder with an on-prem or legacy infrastructure. Yes, it is. You know, one of the things that I think is really interesting about, again, Cloud and why it should work here is there are such powerful and unique opportunities to help people have not just a more secure state, but a more secure journey around adopting better state in the future. And so I want to shift gears a little bit with our time left and ask, you know, when you look at the kind of the history of Cloud, you've been here a long time, you've been at Google a long time. Is there a case that comes to mind for you where we've taken a lesson from hardening and then improved a product as a result? Like, have we baked these improvements into the service in the past? Absolutely. You know, an advantage of working at Google is our persistent and dogged focus on scaling security. It's the only thing that really matters here. And so I've worked for many years with product teams and really it's about shifting responsibility for hardened usage along the spectrum. So starting from ensuring that the product is securable, like customers can safely use it, and then making sure that those products have secure by default configuration and then making sure that customers can manage guardrails in a way that allows teams to fail into safety. So let me talk about another example. We already talked about hierarchical firewalls. I did work closely with that team. Another great example, I think, is the new IAM Denying capability. It is able to allow a central team to manage who can have certain types of IAM permissions across your infrastructure. So for example, if you really want to restrict the ability to create cloud buckets, just as an example, to only your robot account, your service account that is part of your CICD pipeline, and even if someone were to be granted an IAM permission to create a bucket or delete a bucket, you wanted to be sure that they could not exercise that permission. IAM Deny allows you to layer that kind of control. So you can say, hey, I know that all of this kind of change is happening from a system that I manage and has certain properties and has certain sort of guarantees that it's providing, and I don't have sort of on the back end sort of people managing or changing the environment outside of that. So a really powerful way of enabling not just security teams but other teams to have good governance over cloud usage, again, without slowing down the velocity of the teams that are actually working on the systems in cloud. So velocity came up a few times, and it's also something I've noticed when in the old kind of 20-years-old approach to hardening, things assumed to take a while, file forms, make requests. So what are the metrics that you use today in the modern world to figure out how well you're doing with hardening? What metrics do you look at to understand how the teams are doing? Like velocity presumably is one of them, but I'd love more details because this comes up a lot in discussions. How do you measure this? Yeah, I break down into like three big areas for my team. So the first would be broadly business enablement, how quickly our new service is able to get up on and running on Google Cloud with appropriate security hardening based off of our understanding of their threat model and their business impact. So it's not just about velocity, but it's about safety and velocity. Wait, wait, wait, listeners. What Andrew just described, his first metric is not how much risk did I reduce. It's not how many viruses did I stop. It's how quickly did business get up and running. That for so many people out there is going to be like brrrrr. And, listeners, I guess you couldn't see it, but I made my brain explode with my hands. So that's amazing. What else do you track? Yeah, so the other half of that is how frequently do we have to interrupt teams because they have a security issue, where are we, you know, seeing consistent defects or vulnerabilities and we're having to interrupt teams to address them. That's another example where we may have an opportunity to take a different approach so that we're not having to do that interruption. We can get ahead of the security issue. Now we do care about security risk as well, right? So that is an important metric. In that space, we think about what is the percentage of all of our cloud resources where we are able to monitor for vulnerabilities and defects. Do we have total visibility or do we have gaps in our visibility? Within that then, what is our mean time to discover new vulnerabilities and defects by the severity? And then what is our mean time to resolve those vulnerabilities and defects again by severity? So it is really important to keep that risk focus as a defensive team. But our first metric is making sure that we are helping the business move fast while staying safe. Oh, Andrew, I love that answer so much and it pains me to do this, but I have to ask our traditional closing questions. First, do you have recommended reading for the audience? And two, do you have one tip to help people improve their velocity of improving their hardening? Yeah, absolutely. So on the reading side, I have to give a shout out to Cloud Sec List, cloudseclist.com. It's a curated newsletter by Marco Langhini. I love Marco's newsletter. Yeah, God, yes, this is incredible. Yes, we're all fans. I retweet him every time and yeah. Yeah, so- Yeah, let's briefly agonize about it. How can we have an Marco on the show? Yeah, anyway. Okay. Anyway, Andrew, that's a great reading tip. What else have you got? So for velocity, you know, we've talked a lot about the technology, but it's equally important to stay ahead of the process side. Security should always lead with customer empathy. We need to understand that these teams that we're engaging with have tight timelines. They have competing priorities. They don't always understand the security issues. So the easier we can make it for them to maintain a secure service, the faster overall we can be at adapting to change and staying on top of the threats. I love that answer. Andrew, thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you very much for having me. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening and of course for subscribing. You can find this podcast at Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, you can find us at our website, cloud.withgoogle.com slash cloud security slash podcast. Please subscribe so that you don't miss episodes. You can follow us on Twitter, twitter.com slash cloudsecpodcast. Your hosts are also on Twitter at anton underscore jovikian and underscore timpico. Tweet at us, email us, argue with us. 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A highlight from Whats My Line?
"There are people in this country who work hard every day, not for fame or fortune do they strive, but the fruits of their labor are worth more than their pay. Portions of the following program may contain pre -recorded material. You are listening to the best of the Dennis Prager Show. Hello my friends, it's Labor Day and I'm laboring. Dennis Prager here my and tradition on Labor Day is to ask you about your labor, your work, what do you do for a living, and I have been just fascinated by your ways of making a living. We don't realize, none of us realize, because we all live in a small world. It's impossible not to. You know X number of people, you have X number of relatives, and that's pretty much it. Now we don't live in a small world intellectually or philosophically and the like, but we do in so it comes as a fascinating surprise and it's quintessentially American the ways in which Americans make a buck. So what I do on Labor Day is I invite you to call in and tell me what you do and it could be absolutely prosaic. It doesn't mean you drill for oil in Tunisia. It doesn't have to be exotic. If you are in a profession or a line of work which many others are in, that's fine. First of all, I love to talk to people, which I would think would be a fairly common characteristic among talk show hosts, but it isn't. It isn't, interestingly. Off the air, a lot of these guys are quite introverted and are not people -people. It's not an attack at all, just a personality. But I am a people -person. I'm a people -person. And I love to talk to people. I talk to people, as you know, I've told you, in elevators, anywhere. And so I love to ask people about their work. 1 -8 Prager 776, which translates digitally into... Translates digitally into... This is the official one on LesWatt? Yes. Oh, really? He prefers... My prefers producer this to... Oh, I see. Well, they're both good. I don't know if I have a preference. Isn't there even a third? There are several. There are several. No, no, no. I understand that. I understand, but there's no reason not to use them. So dear Francesca Morris, who has volunteered her time to work on this Labor Day along with the Induplicable McConnell, Sean whose name is spelled... That was composed by yours truly, incidentally. There are areas where I just don't like to boast, but that is one I am really proud of. That is the only piece of music I have ever composed. I didn't orchestrate it, I didn't sing it, but I composed it. So what do you do for a living? It's Labor Day, and it's an appropriate question to ask, and I have a lot of fun. So do you. Are you listening? And it is, among other things you will see, an ode to America. Because unless crushed, the spirit of people, and this would be true anywhere. It's a values issue. It's not a DNA issue. There's no American DNA. And so unless crushed, which is what happens in the vast majority of the countries of the world, people just will do whatever they do. All right, so let's begin with Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Hugh. Hello, Hugh. Dennis Prager. Welcome on Labor Day. Hello, Dennis. Happy Labor Day to you, and I'm very thrilled that I'm number one on the list today. Thank you. Well, that is something. That is something. But I was just going to... I work in a grocery store, okay? A supermarket, if you will. I work for Whole Foods Markets, and I work in the store in North Wales, Pennsylvania. Right. I'll say hello when I'm in Philly. Oh, very good. I know you come here often. Yep. And I'm a baker. I work as a baker there. I go in early in the morning. What time? I usually get there around 4 30 a .m. Go on and wait. So Whole Foods, which I've been to many times, but I didn't realize... So the bakery bakes what? Well, we do actual scratch baking in the bakery. We take items. We don't just open boxes and bake the stuff. It's made from scratch. And what's the stuff you bake? Breads? Well, we do breads, but mostly we do cakes and pastries and what you would find in a neighborhood retail bakery. I thought... Maybe I have it confused with another store chain, but doesn't Whole Foods tend... Exactly. See, that's it. Yes. But the nice thing about me, I'm a fourth generation baker. Wow. Okay. I'm 59 years old, so I've been doing this since I was 10 years old with my father. And what the nice thing is about working with Whole Foods is the ingredients I get to work with. Like, we use only real butter. We don't use any of the artificial short means or anything. It's all real... Let alone God forbid margarine. They got God forbid margarine. I got two, two, two. So that's one of the nice things about it. But I know like little retail bakeries, they can't afford to use ingredients like that. But at Whole Foods, we can and we still do. And that's why people say, well... All right. Now it's my turn to ask you some questions. First, about the hours. So if you report to Whole Foods at 4 .30, what time do you get up? Oh, I get up around 3 a .m. And what time is your work day over? I usually work till about 1 o 'clock in the afternoon. Okay. All right. So hold on. Wait. So you come home and you take a nap? Take a little nap. I usually... When I'm napping, I have you on the radio by being... You know, that's very sweet. So either I help you nap or I don't help you nap. No, but I get to listen to you every day because I usually leave like around 1 o 'clock. That's nice. really No, no, it is really nice. So what time do you go to sleep? Well, I try to get to bed by at least 9. It doesn't always work that way. Right. Especially with the Republican convention, I was really struggling. Right. And I thought, why don't we get the big speeches like at 10 .30 at night on the East Coast? I was like amazed by that. Well, they have to do that. Both parties have to do that. So let me ask you this. Are you married? Yes, I'm married. I have two children. So I assume your wife doesn't go to bed at 9? No, she doesn't. So this is just the way it's worked out? It's always worked out that way. It's very good. Like in other words, when she comes to bed, she's very quiet. She doesn't come in there and wake me up or anything. But we do have our struggles with that. Yeah, look, everybody has struggled with something, but you're employed. Yes, I am employed now. And on the love meter, loving what you do, 1 to 10 hate, 1 just love 10. What is it? Oh, well, I'm working for Whole Foods. I'm an 8. It's a really good company. That's really not. What is your most proud production? The most proud thing that I make? Yes. I tell you what, I really enjoy the pound cake and the angel food cake that we make.
A highlight from Ripples Vison for DeFi: Tokenize, Manage & Move
"All right, we are back and I'm with a Boris algorithm. He is the head of defy at a ripple. Boris. I'd like to finish on some rapid fire crypto conversation. Are up you for it? Yeah, let's do it. Let's do it. Boris. Just going to run some questions at you. Just want kind of your honest answers. Hup take style. Just a bit of fun. Question one for you. Where would you say that you sit on the Bitcoin maximalist to multi -chain opportunist spectrum? I'm definitely a multi -chain opportunist. It's a multi -chain world and we very much believe that at ripple as well. Yeah, I thought you might say that. All right. Well, what would you say is your firmest conviction crypto opinion, Boris? My firmest crypto conviction is that Satoshi Nakamoto is will never be pound. I don't think we will ever know his true identity.
A highlight from How To Use AI To Find The Next 10x Crypto (Google Bard)
"In today's video, I'm going to show you how to become the ultimate crypto researcher by using Google Bards AI software. What I'm going to show you today is how to essentially drop the tedious tasks of scrolling through white papers and trying to extract data and scrolling through a bunch of spam on Twitter and show you how to actually use Google Bards to speed up your research process so you can find crypto gems and become a much more fast and efficient researcher. So what I've done is I've essentially researched in my own time and come up with all the prompts to use on Google Bards that you can use to evaluate and compare projects to make better investing decisions and sometimes Bards will even make suggestions on your behalf, obviously non -financial advice suggestions in terms of where you can invest in a specific sector. So without further ado, let's just get straight into this video and let's start going through some of the prompts that I found to evaluate crypto projects. Now, this works really well when you have a niche that you would like to research further. So let's say, for example, you are told by a friend that liquid staking derivatives are a really exciting sector that you should look into or L2s are an exciting sector or gamble fires an exciting sector, but you just don't know which old coins in that sector to buy and you want a little bit more guidance in terms of understanding that sector. Well, instead of scrolling through Twitter, instead of scrolling through the white papers, you can actually use the prompts from today's video to work out the best project in that sector and actually understand a niche in under 10 minutes. Yeah, that's right. Today, I'm going to show you in under 10 minutes how to understand an entire niche that would usually take hours and hours of research just by utilizing Google Bards. This will save you, I think, cumulatively potentially tens of hours of research time, scrolling through research, scrolling through research reports, so you can actually have basic of understanding a niche and a project much quicker and then also make better investing decisions off the back of it. I also have a strategy I want to show you in terms of how to execute trades. But before we get into that, let's go through some of the prompts that I've found. Some of these are crazy. So the first thing you'll need is the white papers of the projects that you want to research. So for the example of today's video, I will be using liquid staking derivatives. Note, you can use any niche as I discussed before. So to get the white paper of a project, it's very simple. You simply get it off coin market cap. And what you want to do is scroll on the left -hand side here, click on white paper. This will bring up the white paper and you want to copy that link into Google Bards. Because I'm using liquid staking derivatives, I'm going to be using Lido and Rockerpool and Frax as the examples for today's video. And then I'll show you how to go a little bit deeper into each one of these projects by using Bards. So the first thing we want to do is essentially give them the Rockerpool and the Lido white papers that we're going to get off coin market cap. And we wanted to simply give us the pros and the cons to each. So I'm entering in the links to all the white papers. And then I'm going to ask it, understand both of these projects, then come up with a detailed explanation as to which project is which better on each aspect. In case you think my grammar is a little bit weird, it's actually good because Bards extremely sensitive to the tone and the way you structure sentences. So the way I've actually gone through and structured them, I've dumbed down the English a little bit. So Bards gives me a more accurate and a more acute response. Otherwise, it tends to go a little bit off track. So that's why you should stick to the prompts in the description if you're trying to research a project. So what it's doing now is it's comparing Lido to Rockerpool. So we have the pros of Lido, the cons of Lido, the pros of Rockerpool and the cons of Rockerpool. And then essentially what it's done is it's created a table for us to summarize some of the key aspects. So their validated structure, their fee structure, the liquidity structure to give you a better idea as to which one's better. So if you were deciding, should I buy Lido? Should I buy Rockerpool? You know, which one's better? This would actually help you get a basic understanding of each project and the pros and the cons. Very, very cool. But you can actually go a step further here. What you can do is you can find a third project, for example, FRAX, which is in the same niche. And you can introduce a third data set in order to get a much more expansive list of variables and summaries. So I'll show you exactly the prompt that I used to do this. So essentially, I give it the white paper to FRAX. I ask it to add the project to the above list and how it's different from the other two projects mentioned above. I ask it to compare all three of these protocols and come up with an answer for these questions. One, what is the value out of each of these projects? Two, what are some of the innovations that one project has that the other two don't? And three, taking into consideration their current market cap, and this one's interesting, which one of these projects has a higher upside in terms of price action on the fundamentals of the project? Also compare the tokenomics of the above three projects, which I'll do in a separate prompt. So first, I'm going to put this prompt in and let's see what it spits out. This is super, super cool because you can do this with all sorts of projects, even meme coins, you know, gamble fire coins, social fire coins, any new niche. Telegram bots is a new popular niche. You can just take the white papers of these projects and get these summaries. Now, one thing I want to say as a caveat is, of course, the information here can be incorrect. The fact you're giving it the white paper is great because that's going to give it information to base itself off. But this isn't necessarily an application that you should use to make financial decisions. It's purely an application that can guide you on the right path to understanding a protocol even better so you can make better financial decisions, if that makes sense. So what it's done is it's given a brief overview of fracks. This is very interesting because it kind of gives you some of the nuances that make fracks different from the other projects. So it's a stablecoin protocol while Lido and Rockerpool are staking protocols. It allows users to mint and redeem fractional reserve stablecoins while Lido and Rockerpool are simply just used as a vehicle to stake ETH. Fracks is backed by a combination of CDPs and fracks tokens while Lido and Rockerpool are backed by ETH for their staked ETH. And then now it's put this into a table with the APRs on Ethereum, what is what the projects are backed by, what niche the projects are in, and the risk of impermanent loss, etc. It's very interesting at the end, though, it actually tells us which one you should buy. Now, of course, remember, it's not financial advice, but it says, I think fracks finance has the highest upside potential because fracks is a unique project that offers a number of innovations such as the reserve stablecoin and liquid staking components. Additionally, fracks is backed by a strong team of devs and has a large community of supporters. However, it's important to do your own research. So Bard will actually tell you which project to invest in, which is super interesting. And just imagine the possibilities with this if you're comparing like, you know, coins in new upcoming niches. I think it's super interesting. And some of the analysis it does here, I've vetted it. Sure, it misses some nuance. Like it doesn't tell us about fracks lend. It doesn't go into why fracks is backed not by Ethereum. It doesn't, it can't separate between its liquid staking component and its stablecoin component. So there are a bit of nuance that it misses. But if you're new to understanding a niche and you enter these prompts, I mean, you're in a much better position than someone that hasn't. And you're also in a much better position than someone that's just scrolling through white papers trying to get an understanding of a project. So I think it's really, really cool. Now, I've got a really cool prompt as prompt number three that I want to show you. Also, you can get it to compare the tokenomics, by the way. So if you enter this in, compare the tokenomics of the above three projects, it'll also give you a better understanding of the tokens play, etc. But okay, let's say before we get into prompt number three and prompt number four, let's say you've decided out of this niche that you want to buy fracks. So you've done the research, you've used Google Bard to give you a bit of a guide as to, you know, which project you like, what the pros and the cons are. Let's say you've come to a decision you want to buy fracks. Now's the time to dig into the on -chain data to work out whether it's a good buy from a price action perspective. And funnily enough, you can actually use AI to do this. So instead of just going on your trading view and simply looking at support levels and resistance levels, you can implement another AI tool alongside Google Bard, which is Kyber AI to actually go even deeper in terms of the on -chain analytics behind the project. So for this example, we're talking about fracks. So let's use fracks in this example on Kyber AI. What you want to do is you want to type in FXS, which is frack share. Select the network. I usually select Ethereum because it usually has the most liquidity. And what Kyber AI is going to do is it's going to give you a full on -chain analysis of the coin based on the current trading indicators. And it's also going to give you analysis on the trading volume and the net flow from centralized exchanges. So what I would look at most heavily here is the Kyber score. So what the Kyber score does is every four hours, it gives you a score out of 99 or out of 100 based on the bullishness or the bearishness of the coin, which is comprised of an AI algorithm that takes into account the amount of trading that's happening on -chain, the buys and the sells on -chain, the centralized exchange flow in order to give you a reading that changes. So right now we're in bearish territory, which means the on -chain indicators indicating that some selling is starting to happen versus buying, that we're starting to see volume tick a little bit to the sell side and overall momentum is dying off. And they use an AI algorithm to give you a score based on some of this data, which is very, very cool. So you may determine it because the Kyber score is bearish that frack share isn't a great buy until it starts to tick bullish again. I think this is especially great if you're trading on the lower timeframe. So if you're using, you know, fracks as a shorter -term trade, then this is great. In terms of a longer -term trade, you can also use this. But what I would do is instead of trading on the four hourly swings, I would take into account the higher timeframe changes in the Kyber score. Or simply you can just go down to the on -chain analysis section and really zoom out. Instead of looking at, you know, the last three -day Kyber scores, you could go to the three -monthly chart and you can look at overall how volume is trending. Are whales starting to position themselves in via more buys? Are whales starting to sell the token? And what does volume also look like over the last three months? And you can actually use this to buy during periods where you're starting to see the metrics uptick. Or if you're a DCA, you can actually use this to buy into periods that are historically low from a metrics perspective, which will help you get a better DCA entry. So I use this all the time when I am researching projects. And I think it's a great tool to pair alongside something like Google BARD. Now it's not just like fracks or any individual project you can search up. If you want to search or if you want to find bullish or bearish altcoins from the index, they have a live rolling ranking. So they rank basically all the projects that are listed on Kyber via their Kyber scores. So you can look at bullish tokens if you're interested in longing. You can look at bearish tokens if you're interested in shorting. And you can click on any one of these and get the same data that we looked into on fracks. So you can go into a token and you can also get all the same data that we got for fracks. So I think it's an amazing tool to get additional data to help you trade on chain. So I recommend using the Kyber AI tool whenever you're doing AI research. And there's a link in the description to sign up for the beta of KyberSwap. It is currently in beta access. So you will need to apply for early access. But if you get approved, I highly recommend using it. And another cool thing is they will literally email you every single day the top trending tokens and also the most bearish tokens. So that can also help. All right. So going back onto the Google BARD tutorial. So we know what it can basically do in terms of comparing two to three projects and giving us a verdict based on those projects. But what's super interesting is we can also use it to find projects. So if we're researching the LSD space, we know that there are three projects in this space. There are also likely projects that we don't know in this space. So you can ask it, are there other projects in the same sector that are working on the same problem as the above three projects? So it's going to come up with a list now to expand our horizon slightly. And this can be good because it's filtering instead of looking at like a coin gecko list. It's actually filtering these projects, sourcing them for you, and then giving you some information on them. So Anchor, clearly that's another big one. Stakewise and StakeUS and some of these other ones. And if you ask it, can you find even more projects which are working towards solving the same problem? It's going to get you an additional list of projects. So this can actually be a great tool for finding new projects because you can keep entering prompts and you can keep finding new projects and getting an explanation on them. If you want it to go even further into a project, you can ask for a prompt that will give you more information on that. So I think it's super interesting that it can kind of also source information for you alongside giving you the basic information on the tokens that you enter. So this will allow you to go even deeper on these projects, work out details to do with the tokenomics, work out anything to do with the project itself. So for example, if it gives you Celsius as a prompt here, we know something happened with Celsius. If you couldn't recall exactly what happened with that event, you could ask it what happened and it would give you an in -depth rundown as to what went down. Or you could even ask like what are some of the flaws with these projects and it will tell you. So the prompts that I've used in this video, I'm going to leave in the description below. But needless to say, this is an amazing way if you'd actually cut down the research time on researching white papers and get AI to do it for you. Because it's a major issue in crypto that when we try to research projects, we have to scroll through these 30 -page white papers and get lost. Whereas you can literally get the pros and the cons right in front of you. It'll literally give you tables that you can export to Google Sheets, by the way. So if you wanted to create an entire matrix of the pros and cons of the entire sector, you can do this just by exporting to Google Sheets and aggregating that data on a sheet for you. And you can also get Google Bar to actually tell you which project it prefers you to buy, which is pretty crazy, of course. You know, you always have to have a little bit of a caveat there because it can't give you financial advice. But it is interesting that it was able to tell us that Fracks has higher upside. I also believe it has higher upside. So in this niche, it did end up working. So let me know in the comments below if there is a sector you would like me to do this live with. Because I did liquid saking today because I think it's just an easy one to give you an intro into the strategy with. If you would like me to go into this strategy with some of the harder narratives, let's say Telegram bots, meme coins, you know, any of this kind of stuff, let me know. And I can actually do a live Google Bar tutorial for you using custom prompts to work out what the best projects in a specific niche is. As I said, in your own time, you can do this with L2s, L1s, whatever niche you want. And it's basically like your crypto research assistant. And look, right now, it's limited in what it can do. But over time, it's getting better and better and better. And as it gets smarter, I'll start incorporating these AI tools more into my crypto research strategy just to take a bit of pressure off my own learning. And I think it's great to give you that initial fundamental understanding. Like after these prompts, you should have a pretty good understanding of liquid staking. And if you don't fully get something, you can ask it to expand on one of the points. So if it says, you know, if it mentions liquidity and APR being better on Rocker Pool, you can ask it, well, why is liquidity better? And what does that actually mean? And you can get a deeper understanding of these terms that you probably commonly see thrown around in crypto. So leave a comment below. What sec do you want me to research using this strategy? Also, if you enjoyed this video, smash the like button. And I will leave all the prompts we used in today's video in the description. And you can just plug and play the white papers depending on which project you want to research straight from their own CoinMarketCap. So I will see you in the next AI tutorial. Thank you so much for KyberSwap for partnering with this series. Link in the description to Kyber .ai if you would like to sign up for early access to that awesome platform. And I will see you in my weekly market update tomorrow for another live show. Peace out. Bye.
A highlight from EP135 AI and Security: The Good, the Bad, and the Magical
"Hi there. Welcome to the Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your hosts here are myself, Timothy Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and Anton Juvakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as on our website, cloud .google .com slash podcasts. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit that subscribe button in your podcasting app of choice. You can follow the show, argue with us, and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on our LinkedIn page. Anton, we have returning guest Phil Venables today talking about, well, I guess it's a returning topic as well, AI and security. Correct. But you would see as expected with this guest, you would have a lot of surprises. You have a lot of deep thoughts. You'd have practical things. It's just a really good episode because it's a really good guest. Is he your skip level? I think he might be. Can we avoid this topic for now and just proceed with the show? Yes. Listeners, why don't we get right to it? Let's turn things over to today's guest. And with that, listeners, I'm delighted to welcome back to the podcast, Phil Venables, CISO here at Google Cloud. Phil, thank you so much for joining us once again on the show. We are talking about, I think, a fun topic. We're talking about AI for security. And I want to start with, this seems like kind of a softball question, but why is AI such a game changer for security? And to question my own question, can we even have game changers in cyber at this point? Does what I'm saying make sense? Yeah. Well, so look, first of all, it's great to be back. I'm still an avid listener of the podcast, so I always feel it's still a privilege to come back on. You know, it's an interesting question because everybody talks about, is AI going to be a game changer for security? And I think most of us would look back and say, already has been a game changer for security. When you look at, perhaps not generative AI yet, but more traditional types of machine learning across everything we do on malware filtering, spam filtering, safe browsing. You know, you had Panos on a few episodes ago talking about safe browsing. That's powered by machine learning. Some of Tim, your own products have got a lot of machine learning under the hubs. Everything we've done with AI recommend has got machine learning under the hood. So it's already been transformational, and I think we've got to remember that. But I think certainly what has started to happen and what is coming with large language models and other transformer based generative AI is going to be significant in the future. I think we probably won't feel like it's game changing because certainly what we're starting to see already, whether it's use on software security, on configuration recommendation, on malware analysis, on suggesting detections based on threat information, it all feels kind of very incremental and it's great incremental steps. But I think it's happening so quickly and so incrementally that it won't feel like it's game changing in the moment, but we'll look back in 12 months, in 24 months, in 36 months and think like, holy cow, this really was game changing. So it is incremental, but it's going to be game changing over time, even though it doesn't feel like quantum leaps every day. It's just incremental, which is great. I think that makes sense. Like a rapid, quick step incremental in a year is game changing. That actually, that logic makes perfect sense to me as well. Let me ask you a bit of a strange sub question to this. We do see sometimes other vendors assume that generative AI would like generate stuff and they would just run the code. And when I hear this, I'm usually a little freaked out inside. So as far as use cases where this type of rapid incremental change leading to game changing may happen, what are you thinking? Detecting threats, reducing toil, where is your mind? Both. Yeah, I mean, it's a bunch of stuff. I mean, certainly I'm excited by generative AI in its ability to enhance the productivity by reducing the toil of everything from people doing security analysis roles, coming up with new operations, detections, many other things like that. I think what is going to be really interesting though is, and you kind of touched on this Anton, is the notion of how do we use this as part of secure software development or establishing secure configurations? And I think that's going to be pretty interesting. And while I wouldn't say any of this technology yet can generate software for all purposes that has no vulnerabilities in it, I think we're a ways away from that. But when you look at very specific use cases around generating code, framework boilerplate code, generating other types of code, I think it does radically transform developer productivity. And you can imagine the use case of it. Imagine if you're in an IDE with a generative AI coding assistant and it watches you code up some SQL query and then says, look, don't do that. I'm going to give you my automated framework for safe injection SQL proof queries to the database, or I see you typing up this web server call and I'm now going to give you the automatic boilerplate to make that a secure call with all of the cross -site scripting mitigations in and all of the cross -site requests for you. That calling up predefined boilerplate within the enterprise context is going to be transformational for security. I mean, that's clearly possible today with many IDEs, but doing it in a generative way that has a much deeper insight into the context of the code is going to be pretty significant. And then overlaying on top of that, the whole controls as code in infrastructure or cloud configuration to be able to generate. And we're doing this, as you both know, with our duet system, taking our AI and applying that to configuration generation. Imagine doing that. And so you're auto generating secure configuration as part of systems development will improve security as well as transforming productivity. That makes sense. And I think to me, much of the excitement is there. And I think that occasionally I do have a fear that the Gen AI would go kind of the opposite way, namely that it would give you something it learned from bad programmers somewhere and instead of secure framework, it would give you the very opposite. So I want to switch it briefly to fears from excitement. I mean, you are a CISO and the classic, almost like a mainstream press question to CISOs is, do you lose sleep at night? So is there any AI security issue where you kind of lose sleep at night? I think not in the way people might expect. So I think there's a lot of great work going on here at Google and in many organizations to take the risks you might expect with AI around training data, making sure that you're putting the right data in that will yield the right outputs, managing the tests, managing the security of the model weights and all the other parameters. So there's lots of challenges there, but there's also lots and lots of work going on, including our own secure AI framework that prescribes a bunch of controls for that. I think the things I worry about is when you think about coupling AI to critical systems that then actuate physical activity or cause transactions to occur or cause some type of activity to occur, and then thinking about whether organizations are building in the right input and output guards around those processes, if you like, circuit breakers to make sure the AI is doing the right thing. I think many organizations have the, if you like, the DNA of how to think about that problem of putting AI in the context of a surrounding set of controls or guards. I worry sometimes that there's some organizations that have not come up in almost that safety engineering culture that won't necessarily think to do that. And then the other thing I worry about is the unintended consequences of the use of AI because AI in many business processes is going to transform those in a way that may create unintended risks that have not been foreseen. And so again, it's definitely encouraging when organizations are deploying that AI they're not just involving their security team, they're thinking about the risk, the trust and safety, the compliance obligations. And that's definitely more than anything I've seen before, a whole of risk management approach to get this right, not just a whole of security team approach. That's really encouraging that you think this is going better than other things you've seen. On that sort of thread, I want to pick at that a little bit. Do you think AI is going to help the good guys more or the bad guys more? And if the good guys have security and privacy and risk and safety engineering all in the room, might the bad guys be able to move faster and do more bad stuff faster than we can do good stuff? What's the right way to think about this race? Well, I'll give a predictably non -committal answer and say it depends, you know, so it depends on the attacker, it depends on the defender. I'm actually optimistic that all things being equal, AI should give defenders an advantage because AI is good at amplifying capability based on the data and the configuration the organization has that the AI can apply to, which in the general case, attackers don't have as much visibility into that. Of course, attackers at certain stages will have visibility into that. But when you think about the possibilities for an organization to use AI to manage its own territory, that's inherently a defender's advantage. And again, when you think about the classic trope that I don't actually agree with, this trope of defenders have to be right all the time and only attackers once. I actually think I prefer the alternate framing of that, which is attackers have to evade detection all the time, but good defenders only have to spot and respond to the attacker making a misstep once. And I think AI, especially for that, tips in the favor of the defenders, but defenders have got to make a good use of it. I think the one mistake, this has been always my motto for hunting efforts, right? What you just said with attacker making one mistake and a good blue team detects them and the breach is discovered or prevented. So that to me makes sense. And I think that AI superpower for that is a really good idea. And I think it's almost like it's worth the price for the entire podcast is that line. Because to me, this actually makes sense. And it's also very rarely represented in other communication. People don't really focus there. That's a way where AI can give defenders superpower to turn this from the best teams can get it to many teams can get it. Yeah, I think that's right. And then you look where people are paying a lot of attention to how attackers may use AI, for example, in constructing new and more sophisticated phishing attacks and other types of social engineering attacks that will thwart authentication systems. My answer to that is people should probably be upgrading their authentication systems to phishing resistant cryptographic token based technology, such that we're putting in defenses against all forms of phishing, not some super powered AI phishing. So I think we don't necessarily need to think of how to use AI to counter an attacker's use of AI if there's a better control that takes the game to a different place anyway. That makes sense. I really like that answer. People get so wrapped up about AI versus AI instead of solving the problem, where AI is just the tool that's used to accomplish it. That's right. Yeah. And similarly, again, if you think about attackers using AI to probe your configuration, to look for weaknesses, to identify vulnerabilities, yeah, of course they could do that. But also as defenders, we can do that. And like we talked about before, the defenders are applying that to superpower their identification of the most critical vulnerabilities, to focus resources on resolving those vulnerabilities before the attacker sees them. It's part of the things we've talked about before, which is the goal of defenders is to have your OODA loop go a lot faster than the attackers. And I think, again, I'm optimistic on this, that AI powers that part of the defender more than it would power that part of the attacker. So let me probe very quickly at one argument, one part of the logical argument is that when we were presenting, preparing the question, I was nervous that attackers would have an inherent advantage in the adoption speed of because they are less constrained by the rules. So I almost feel like I have to ask you, do you have a good counter argument to that? Because the fear is that attackers would just go faster because they have less rules to follow them being the bad guys. Well, it's interesting. I mean, I think defenders in defending themselves don't have as many rules to follow as people might think. Now, there would be some significant constraints. So if a defender is putting in place an AI system, automatically finds attacks and then responds by crafting defenses, and then that automatically then adjust defenses, and the AI is in charge of your entire security, then if that's your goal, then you probably do want to move slowly and make sure that you're actually doing that in a safe way. And clearly the attackers don't have to be measured in how they do this, unless they really wanted to be careful about whether they're detected or not. But I think when look at all things being equal, if the attacker can move quickly because they're not constrained by rules, they are constrained by the absence of the data they might need about your environment or the environment that they're attacking, and they're constrained about being careful so that they're not detected in unexpected ways. Stealth means they're slow. Yeah, exactly. Then on the flip side, as a defender, you may have some constraints because you're operating on the side of safety and managing your change risk, but at the same time, you've got or you could have perfect knowledge of your environment, you've got access to all of your data, and you've got the ability to change your environment in the favor of the defender. I think there's another interesting asymmetry that gets highlighted by the AML model that Google recently released, where defenders can work together, but adversaries are constrained in their ability to work together. I think given that AI systems require data and large amounts of data for training, this is an area where if we can get good at cooperative data sharing without releasing our secrets to each other, I think we actually have a really interesting ecosystem opportunity to be asymmetrically advantaged in training ourselves since we're all on the same side at the end of the day, unlike adversaries who are competing to defraud companies for the same limited pool of dollars. Yeah, I think that's absolutely right. I think, as you know, adversaries do share data with each other, but it's usually in the context of a black market supply chain rather than the well -intentioned sharing of data for common defensive purposes. You're absolutely right. In a world where the AI is powered by broader and broader knowledge of what's going on, the more that we can share information in appropriate ways, the more we're going to be able to power that collective defense. Yeah. So I want to shift gears a little bit and talk about defending AI systems and securing our AI lifecycle maybe. Does that look like defending any other app lifecycle? Is it different? Is it just a big data problem? What does defending AI look like? Well, it's starting to interest me a lot because it's a combination of things. So on one level, it's like software security. So you have a whole bunch of elements of your AI system that you have to manage their provenance. You have to manage their secure build. You have to manage the lifecycle. You have to manage the testing and the regression testing. But on another level, it's like data security and data governance because you have to manage the training data, the test data, the weights and the parameters. You have to show that there's provenance of that data. You've got to worry about the intellectual property. You've got to worry about all sorts of aspects of the data that is then used by the software to implement the AI system. You've got to think about input and output management in terms of the prompts and the output. And then like we talked about before, you've got to think about the guards and the circuit breakers and the API gateways and all of the other things that surround the AI system that act as constraints on how it is used and how it can be prompted to not reveal sensitive information, to not do any outputs that you don't expect or not create actions in transaction and other systems that you may not want or expect. And that's a really interesting combination of controls and risks. And it's funny, the environment it always brings to mind for me is in financial services where you have security and risk management of algorithmic trading systems. If you think about these high -speed trading systems, they're models, in some case, machine learning -based models. They have input, outputs, testing software, data controls, and then they have a bunch of guards and circuit breakers around their behavior to make sure they're operating within pre -specified parameters. And so you've got to imagine, I was thinking this the other day, you've got to imagine that the security and risk teams in large banks, trading houses, or brokerages should get to grips with this set of risks in somewhat pretty intuitive ways, whereas other organizations may have to kind of come up the learning curve of how to arrange together the software security, the data governance and control, and the surrounding environmental guards for the end -to -end risk management of AI systems. That actually makes sense. But you also pointed out that some other similarities, I certainly seek similarities to early cloud years, where, for example, people didn't really get the whole shared responsibility. I mean, admittedly, I still see people out on the street who don't get shared responsibility for cloud even today. But for AI, it seems like we host the system, somebody else tunes the model, we give the foundational model. There are a lot of parties playing here, and it feels like So we, of course, pioneered the shared fate model at Google. So do you have any view or any kind of vision or anything on how shared fate would apply to AI? Yeah, I mean, I think it's somewhat similar to the cloud as we think about layering shared fate on shared responsibility in the sense that, as you pointed out, we provide a lot of the models, the model execution environment, many of the testing tools. And so we invest a lot in our foundation models that we provide as part of the vertex AI model garden environment. And then we also provide a bunch of end to end data governance tools, surrounding tools that control the environment. So we're investing a lot of our opinionated knowledge of how to run these models that we use in other parts of Google into those products. So very, very similar to what we do with many of the cloud products and layering in that opinionated guidance and taking responsibility for how we've done that is a similar moving up the stack that we've seen in other applications of the shared fate philosophy. And that means that we would have similar kind of mechanisms for helping clients with what's on their end of the shared dispensability model. So like pre -secured elements to assemble, landing zones, basically some of the ideas from how we manifest shared fate on the cloud would apply to AI systems. Yeah, exactly. And then how you think about taking the foundation models, helping customers develop their data governance practices to bring their training data inside their secured customer project, where the training data that develops the adapter weights that sit on top of the foundation model, don't make it back into the Google environment. So customers get to protect that, but they then get the apparatus within the vertex system to be able to manage that. Again, it's giving people the tools to run by default in a controlled way as they bring their data to then use the foundation models to deliver a specific use case for them. That makes a lot of sense. And it pains me as always to do this, Phil, but I am at the point where I have to ask our traditional closing questions. One, do you have recommended reading, maybe specifically in the area of AI security, and then two, a recommended tip for organizations to want to start pulling AI into how they defend themselves? Yeah, so like the reading is, you know, I'll be a little bit parochial, is that, you know, there's so much good Google content, either within Google research, and I'm sure you guys can add to the show notes the link to the research website, but then we've done a lot of secure AI framework that we published. And then we also published recently a Google -wide red team guide on how to think about red teaming. AI models, a big part of the testing of these models is not just to do the normal data -driven testing, but do adversarial testing against not just the security, but their overall behavior. And we produced a really good red team guide. That's worth looking at. The other thing I would say as well is, you know, in terms of, and I've kind of touched on this at a few points in the conversation, the important thing about AI security is security is not just the only risk attribute to pay attention to. There's many, many different risks here, whether it's everything from intellectual property to trust and safety and compliance and behavior, as well as all the operating risks of how an AI is plugged into your wider business or mission process. And I think one of the key success factors for many organizations is not just how good a job the security team does, but how good a job all of the teams that manage all of those risks partner together to deliver an integrated risk framework for that organization. And then also, I mean, we've talked a number of occasions about the role of the board of directors, the many major companies that's also involving the board, because I'm finding the board is also very, very conscious and highly thoughtful about how to think about the responsible deployment of AI. And that's something that we've partnered with many customers on as they build their whole risk framework. So again, not just the security aspects, but how the security team works with all of the risk functions to deliver safe and responsible use of AI while driving innovation forward as well. That's such an interesting answer. And I wish we'd had more time to actually talk about the board piece, because I think there's so much interesting stuff happening at that level too. It really, I don't know, sometimes I feel like security can be a bit of an afterthought for people. And this is one place where the intersection of AI and security and board governance are just, they're really coming together right now. Well, it's funny because like I said, you know, we've been spending a lot of time with boards and I find it really refreshing that this is a topic as security overall increasingly is, but it's a topic that boards are considering as they think about how their companies are going to innovate with AI. I've yet to come across a board that isn't also very, very focused on their trustworthiness, safety, responsible AI. And it's been particularly pleasing for all of us at Google where I think we more than pretty much anybody through the development of this technology have been very, very focused on that responsible and bold use, but really thinking about trust and safety and security and compliance and privacy and all of those risk mitigants as a core of what we build to have customers, boards, call that out and thank us for being focused on those topics because they are focused on it even amidst the pressure to innovate is actually a big positive for all the people at Google that work on these things. And listeners, Phil's not just saying that. I mean, you go use the restroom at Google and there are signs in the bathroom teaching you about AI ethics and compliance. It's really everywhere here, listeners. And I think it's easy to say, oh, Phil's just saying that, but really we really do care about these things. And so maybe on that note of Google really does care about this stuff and it's great to see everybody else caring about it. I want to thank you, Phil, for joining us once again. Yeah, always a pleasure. Thanks, guys. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening and, of course, for subscribing. You can find this podcast at Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, you can find us at our website, cloud .withgoogle .com slash cloud security slash podcast. Please subscribe so that you don't miss episodes. You can follow us on Twitter, twitter .com slash cloudsecpodcast. Your hosts are also on YouTube. We can invite you to the next episode. See you on the next Cloud Security Podcast episode.
Could Minority Report Become a Reality? Tristan Harris Weighs In
"There the possibility of doing minority report right now so that AI could predict a mass shooter on a school campus? Well, I'd have to work at or have access to the data of the companies to be able to answer that question fully accurately. But I'll tell you, just so listeners are following here, the way you would know is you would look at, OK, here is a mass shooter and you get, let's say, 100 examples of mass shooters who actually did it. Then you'd ask Facebook, show me a pattern of the last six months or year of this person's activity. Is there some pattern? Is there the kinds of groups that they were joining? Is there some kind of pattern of the kinds of things they were commenting on, the word choices they had? Is there some pattern to their usage, what they're doing, what they're talking about, who they're texting with, or just what they're saying as they're texting, if they're putting it into plans, where theoretically, yes, it would be possible for maybe Facebook to build a predictive model that says they don't know for sure, but they can say, here's a person who has a pattern of activity that looks just like the pattern of these 100 other shooters. So that brings up an ethical question. And a governance question. What should we do when you have technology companies that are privately owned, rather not publicly owned, they're on the publicly traded markets, and they can make a prediction that's accurate about what someone might do in the world? That's the first question. First question before that is, do you want the government to know and have the ability to compel a private company to run that data? Mark Zuckerberg said that before COVID, we don't have that capability. They may have it now, and I don't want to put Mark on the record to deny it now. I haven't talked to him in a year. So I will talk to Teal pretty soon, who's kind of a friend, and I'll ask him, can Palantir do this? If it can be done, it's Minority Report, it's a Tom Cruise movie, it's scary stuff. Do you want the state to have control of that? That's the big question. No, not particularly. I think it leaves us again with uncomfortable choices. So if no one is, you know, these things should be democratically decided though, right? And the real problem is that Silicon Valley is building a new digital world with, instead of a constitution, it's really their terms of service. And, you know, Larry Lessig, the Harvard professor, wrote a book called Code is Law, saying that law will be undermined by code. Code will set the norms of what people can and can't do. And increasingly that code is written by a handful of companies in California who, you know, I know there's a critique that everyone in Silicon Valley is politically biased. I think it's actually more, if you're running one of those companies, it's really about your own survival and dominance.
A highlight from EP134 How to Prioritize UX and Security in the Cloud: UX as a Security Capability
"Hi there, welcome to Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your hosts here are myself, Timothy Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and Anton Chubakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as at our website, cloud .google .com slash podcasts. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit that subscribe button. You can follow the show, argue with your hosts and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on LinkedIn. Anton, I am delighted about today's episode because it's one of those ones where we had high expectations, and then I think it really just kicked into a special gear throughout the course of the recording. It felt great. It did feel great, and I can tell you that my impression is that we'll have a solid episode, but we actually have a magically good episode as a result. So the result is just like that much better. And it's also a topic that kind of maybe not doesn't trigger people, but it's a topic that confuses and befuddles people in the industry, right? Cloud security, security. Yeah. And we have somebody who really knows how to make it come to life. And I think for maybe the more cynical listeners we have, you might look at the episode title and go, that doesn't exist in my industry. And this episode is maybe designed as balm for those people to talk about. No, it really should. And we're really trying, and this is how we're thinking about that problem. So perhaps with that intro listeners, let's turn things over to today's guest. I'm delighted to introduce today's guest today. We are joined by Steph Hay, director of UX for Google Cloud Security. Steph, first off, thank you so much for joining us today. I'm delighted to have you here because I work with your team all the time. And I think of the PMs in cloud security. I may be one of the more UX oriented ones. It's important to me, and I think it's important, but for a lot of people, UX and security kind of go together like peanut butter and pickles, and they just don't get it. So maybe, could you, could you tell us about the importance of UX in security? You bet. Pickles and peanut butter, is that what you said? Not a good combination. It's the opposite of peanut butter and chocolate. That's his metaphor of the day. No. Anyway, I mean, it was a big reason why I got into security in the first place, having been on the receiving end of working for a company that was doing its very best and experienced a data breach. And just sort of in, you know, a split second realizing that a usability challenge where like a thousand notifications went off at the same time and no human could parse through those thousand notifications. And by then the perpetrator had already been in and out. Well, that seemed like a usability challenge for sure. And so that was sort of one moment for me. But there are just countless moments of, you know, somebody really trying their best and having a hard time understanding something both presents a really good obstacle for a bad guy. But also, there are a lot of good guys who are trying to make security, make more secure outcomes for their organizations. They're having a hard time doing it without the right tooling design for them. So that's why I think UX and security are more like peanut butter and jelly, Tim. They should be where you can make security understandable and usable and still also have the right hurdles for the bad actors who are trying to exploit it. And that's the security challenge that I think we all face. So to sort of pick on the theme, I think that the whole uneasy relationship, I'm not going to go to the peanut butter and pickles, frankly. I don't know. This to me sounds a little as my four year old would say, yucky. But idea the is that there's an uneasy relationship. And sometimes it feels like bad or inferior or bad UX is almost like a security problem. Because in your scenario, when there are many alerts, they're produced and shown in such a way that a human cannot comprehend them. Ultimately, the UX designer is almost like a guilty party in the breach, almost like the almost a little far. Oh, I'm pushing the little far. But like, what's your take on this? How can we, like, if bad UX is problematic from security point of view, why aren't we in security don't pay more attention to it? Well, I think we are. I mean, there's a reason why I'm here for sure. But generally speaking, I think it's actually bigger than security. Generally, enterprise tooling has not gotten the same TLC from a user experience perspective as consumer facing products. And I think that's, you know, having seen this in multiple different contexts. One of the opportunities for user experience as an industry is to come into what are the operational tooling that practitioners need to do their jobs every single day. Security is one of them. But you can imagine, like, you know, workflow management for anything that is highly complex. When you think about doing something like that, where I might not actually be the end user every single day, versus something like another music sharing service, or, you know, whatever that I might actually use every single day, my job as a designer is actually much harder. So it's harder, I think, to attract and retain UX practitioners in spaces where they're not the everyday end user, and they're not actually practicing, in this case, security. So the opportunity, I think, which we're obviously exploring here in Google, is to bring the right UX thinking and do the right research with end users, in our case, what are the stock admins doing, what are the stock engineers doing to try to get their jobs done and to focus on their jobs to be done and to enable them through better tooling, is in the enterprise space, I think it's newer, sort of elevate user experience as a primary part of the development process. And certainly for UX practitioners to be working in that space, it's a little bit newer, at least in a critical mass where you've got UX design and research and writing and prototyping and like the same kind of full stack design team that you would have for a consumer facing app that's been doing it for 30 years. There's something in there. Consumers, I'm going to talk over Tim this time, I'm sorry, Tim, I insist, because you said something that I've been trying to have us use more, and us in this case means Google, because you pointed out that in some consumer facing app, we do amazing amount of that. And it really pays off. But in enterprise slash securities areas, we haven't until recently. So it's kind of a reason why our consumer, Google's consumer kind of focus originally is a strength, not a weakness. Because our UX is in fact superior and should withstand the testing by billions if it's a consumer facing app. Well, and that's why I also think like we see startups in the security space in particular who have been investing in their user experience right from the jump, because they can actually differentiate by taking a more consumer centric approach. Whereas maybe for, you know, others, us included in several areas, we focus more on the developer who might not actually even be using a UI, we might be looking for the person who's going to be integrating at the API level, not thinking about what the end user experience is going to be for the practitioner who's new, you know, two years down the road, and that got us up and running, but it's not good enough anymore to compete with those startups. I'm really interested in something else you said there, and I'll accept Anton talking over me, it's allowed to happen sometimes. You talked about motivating UX people, and the motivation here, but you also talked about your motivation of getting into this around being present when a data breach happened and the challenges there. How important is like mission orientation in the people that you're hiring and retaining and making successful in these roles? How do you get UX people who could work on an app that's used by billions versus work on apps that are used by thousands? Yeah, it's a great question, a daily challenge, and everybody's different. Okay, so our mission is to make security understandable, so we can deliver peace of mind to customers worldwide. And speaking, generally for like I shared my example, right, but for the way the world is moving to the cloud, everyone at the end of the day is going to benefit, and especially the UXers on our team, who are at the sort of forefront of designing these experiences, everyone is going to benefit from having more secure organizations in the cloud, everyone. And that's not a hard sell, when you are flying every day, your healthcare companies, your governments, like all of these organizations that have your data, want to protect your data. And our team, our collective cross -functional team, are at the forefront of designing the tooling to fortify that data and yet make it accessible to the right people, so that they can do a better job of fortifying it as the sort of cybersecurity landscape continues to face new challenges every day. So what is your story? Like, why did you come here? Everybody's is different, right? But at the end of the day, if you are not actually motivated to secure the world's data, and by saying that like your own, it's probably not a long -term gig for you. That actually makes sense. And I think to me, this is probably a good test, right? For people coming in, do they have that part of the story? But let me try to go into the devil advocate mode a little bit. And of course, sometimes here at Google Cloud, we have people who express the view that security should be invisible. And sometimes when that's naively heard, that means there's no UX, because there's no X, you don't interact, you don't have an experience, it's invisible, so you're magically secure. And of course, we can do this for like hard drive encryption, or some other areas where things are magically secure. And that's all there is to it. There's no UX. But how do you kind of harmonize the desire for invisible security with the desire for superior UX? So say mistakes don't happen. So what are the intersections here? Yeah, it's such a great question, Anton. Thank you. I wrote that question. I wrote that. Tim wrote this question. So that's very good. Thank you for catching. There's a sort of basic trust and need for control that's at the heart of that reaction, I think, right? I don't trust that anybody except me as a security engineer who's been doing this, let's say for 20 years, knows this environment as well as I do, I have to sort of verify everything. I don't want a system doing it on its own. No way. Right? So like the controls and the trust have to be, the affordance has to be obvious in the user experience. And so I do think we should be taking away some of the toil that keeps that person from focusing on the more specialized, complex tasks that they're really trained to do. And so when I think about invisible security, I think, how far can we move the toil? How much toil can we remove from the manual experience that the security practitioners are used to doing but still enable them to retain their control? And so we might say, hey, we think that you should, like let's take some of our Gen AI capabilities, right? We think that you should do this and this based on this. We're making it really transparent why we're making that recommendation. That's also to boost trust. Do you want this to happen? Yes or no? That little bit of a UX construct there, which we're all used to in life, is going to do two things. One, it's going to enable that end user to retain control. And two, it's going to teach us whether or not our recommendation was right and whether that person actually took that action, which would help us make better recommendations, by the way. So I think we have to get that lifecycle, that feedback loop really crisp, so that we can actually bake more security into controls into the the applications that folks are using every single day. So from my side, I'm happy that you're not just building chatbots. I think that I think that people who over over over -indulged on the chatbots a little bit, and I've met some of them and I think that, yeah, okay, you're smiling. So that's good. By the way, that past life though, like early conversational AI work in a regulated company, that was another thing that taught me about the importance of data privacy and how to go about ensuring that somebody's sessions are retained. But maybe, you know, in a case of a voice -based experience that you're not saying things out loud without getting particular sort of permissions from the end user, because in fact, that might be a data privacy issue. If a voice -based object is saying things like, I don't know, your cash balance or something like that, right, in a banking app, sort of in a scenario. But anyway, so I am a big fan of chatbots. So Anton, I'm like, I'm just saying that not all security should be done in there probably, that's for sure. I love that because, well, who hasn't made fun of Google for building yet another chat app and what PM and UX pair at Google has not aspired to do it themselves. I want to shift gears a little bit and talk, if we could, about your time at Google and maybe what you've seen happen here. You've been here two and a half years now, and I bet you've seen a lot of design reviews. Can you think of one, like the best single UX change you've seen that would improve security outcomes? I think it's easy for us in security to think about, oh, what will sell, what will do this, but actually changing security outcomes is hard. Have you seen a UX change that really moves that needle for you? Oh yeah, and this is a big hat tip to a former guest that you had, I think, Vandy, original UX researcher switched to PM. On my team now. Pickled to a peanut butter, I guess, I don't know. That's right. Yeah, our IAM recommender is one example where, in context, people don't want to be over -permissioned, but at the end of the day, if they're trying to unblock somebody, they have this really bad habit of giving somebody more permissions than they really deserve or need. And something like IAM recommender, which analyzes the last 30 days of your activity and suggests which things might be over -permissioned, actually drove about 43 % fewer over -grants. The average is 69 % of folks. So this is for folks in context of their experience going to IAM. There's lots of opportunities to integrate those IAM recommendations throughout the experience where folks might not be having to go to IAM to see that. And that's been a big change in the way that that team has been integrating that service throughout GCP so that we can actually get to more of a least privileged state by default. That's one example. Another one, though, I'm just going to throw on there, too, is reCAPTCHA Enterprise. The experience onboarding itself was a little onerous at first, and they just made some changes to that because people didn't even know that they hadn't fully installed reCAPTCHA and weren't getting the full benefits of that sort of broad capability on their site. So some changes to the onboarding experience combined with some simple email updates. No, this wasn't the grand change of an entire experience. There's a small micro -moments using some of the user data at our disposal and introducing great user experience in the context of what they're trying to get done, which improves their security outcomes. So we've seen a big jump in the number of people who've actually finished the full install and are now actually getting protected by reCAPTCHA Enterprise. How's that? Two? Those are great examples. I only asked for one. So extra credit and double extra credit for calling out Vandy, who's among my favorite colleagues on the SCC team. Yeah, okay, good. Nice. And I think that I love the reCAPTCHA recommender example because it's also felt like it does this kind of AI magic in a very kind of non -annoying, helpful manner. And that means that, I mean, obviously I'm very far from a UX designer, but I felt like a UX designer captured the essence of what they're trying to solve. Yeah. Because it's like helpful, but not annoying. Not like, yeah, I'm not going to give any examples from our project, but they're likely done elsewhere. No, it's such a good example because I was talking to a very secure user just last week, and they were describing this kind of like security paradise. You know, they've got this control, they've got this system, they've got this operating model. And then they described some particular challenge, and I'm like, well, why is that hard? Why can't you just not give them the permission to do that? And after describing this beautiful universe, they said, oh, well, every engineer in our org has a project owner. Wow. And I was like, how does that fit with the rest of your model? And they explained why it did, because velocity is very important to them. But it was so funny to see a user go from like A +, A +, A +, to, wait a minute, hang on? Yeah, not exactly zero trust, or maybe a culture of full trust. I don't know. But, I mean, this is really the crux, back to this question about invisible security, too, but this is the crux of user experience design, which is to understand the intent of what somebody is trying to achieve, their job to be done, and to infuse in context of that particular workflow the right thing at the right time, the thing that is contextually relevant to them, that tells them before they make the choice what's about to happen so they understand the implication of that choice, and they can make that choice more confidently, and quite frankly, I think, in the enterprise design space, there has been more of a focus on UI than user experience. As long as I have a dashboard, as long as I have a dropdown, as long as I have a button, I'm good. And that's not what we experience from the consumer applications, which are designed around workflows, and that's why I think our opportunity and what we've been doing more and more is designing for workflows, for these jobs to be done, end to end, instead of sort of point UIs. I hate to jump in and ask this question. Steph, what's the difference in UI and UX for the people following along at home? Because I think I know, but you just said they're different, and I would love to know how you see them as different. I know we don't have 30 minutes to cover that, just real quick. Don't worry about it. This is some of the nuance probably in the UX community, but user experience, you want to think about something like the services, the blueprint of the workflow that you go through when you're trying to get a job done. The UIs are the mechanisms. User interface are the mechanisms by which you might actually go through that workflow. And so user experience should think about, and user experience research as well, what are all of the touch points that may or may not actually require me to be in, let's say, a dashboard. Maybe it's in my email, maybe it's my alert, maybe there's actually no UI here, but that's part of the user experience. Oh, so, wait, wait, wait. Let's see. If I don't have UI because I access system over API, I still have UX. You do. Haha. So in that sense, that's the answer, right? Like, oh yeah, I'm going to use CLI, which means not UI, right? That's right. That's right. So the user experience, and it's not to say a UI engineer wouldn't do this too, but the roles can be interchangeable, as you said too. PMs can do this too, right? But generally, what are the front and back of house expectations of the touch points? We might call them a journey, we might call them a job to be done, that somebody should traverse through, which may include, for example, an API or CLI, not just a GUI. When we say UI, I think we generally think of GUI, though, graphical user. So I want to latch on, though, this actually makes sense, and I think it was helpful. So I guess, especially for the security audience, right? Because who may not know, you may assume it's the same, right? I want to clarify something for Steph and our listeners. I guess this was helpful. This was actually quite helpful. Thank you for sharing. Was it a compliment? Excellent. This is actually really helpful. That was a compliment. It's a translation thing. Yeah, the actual word always throws me off a little bit. I've worked with Anton a long time. Now I'm happy to be the Anton whisperer. Got it. Thank you. That was a compliment. So we are doing a little bit of Anton psychotherapy on the air, and I think that's not exactly the best use case podcast, for the but to latch on to something that Steph said, and it was the jobs to be done. So I guess I do work for Cesar, so I'm not involved with product as much. But once I was dragged into the product discussion and there was a lot of JTBD things there, and I had to kind of learn, teach myself what that is. And when I was learning this new approach for jobs to be done, I kind of kept thinking, well, it's kind of mostly about use cases, but can you explain jobs to be done as an approach and maybe explain how it helps? And Tim, who wrote this question as well, has a really good side question for this, which I will ask kind of on his behalf. It's like, if you use this approach, what gets better? Yeah. Like if we adopt JTBD, what gets better? Yeah. So I've had a lot of success using the jobs to be done approach after Anthony Olweck and a whole host of people published this in the first place as a framework. So I would just encourage everybody to check out. It's an industry framework with lots of smart people having contributed to it. But what I found is that, generally speaking, well, two things. One is, and I even said this earlier and kicked myself a little bit for doing it, but when we think about user experience, I have found in my career that people say, what's the end -to -end experience, which sort of suggests that there's a start and a stop. And I think, first of all, in user experience, that's a bit of a false construct. User experiences are largely endless, at least when we're talking about somebody moving throughout their day. So how do you design a system that can sort of pick up and drop off and pick up again and drop off versus this idea of start and stop finite? And that's where something like jobs to be done is very helpful, is because it considers that there's this ultimate motivation that somebody has to do and that certain technologies come out to support that motivation over time and that those technologies get better and better. And that people will not adopt you if you are actually not providing the service for them as they're going throughout their day that supports them best. So as an example, to take it way back, originally, the only way to get from point A to point B was with your feet, and then there were like horses, and then somebody invented the wheel. And this is sort of the advancement of technology, right, and then it got to be like cars and bikes and cars and airplanes. And generally speaking, all of these advancements help somebody get from point A to point B, and we have the same sort of construct where photography is another example. I used to need to, you know, put a drape over my head and have a tripod on like a giant thing and like hold a thing up and it would like create smoke and that was how I took pictures and you had to sit still for 20 minutes or something like that and now we just walk around with, you know, phones in our pocket and those have cameras on them. These are the kinds of things that are, the jobs to be done have not changed at all. I need to get from point A to point B or I want to capture this memory, but the technology has. And it can shift user expectations. I think we have the same thing with security and back to this idea of invisible security, right, like the job to be done for an on -prem environment to secure that versus a cloud environment, that I still want to, it hasn't changed, I want to secure my organization, but the technology has changed and it has shifted the context by which I'm now going to execute that job and that's going to continue to advance. So jobs to be done, that was a very long explanation that I hope you'll edit out a bunch of. Not at all. Is a framework that keeps that sort of intent that life just continues to move on and on and it's a start and stop and new technology will come out, but my job doesn't really change. And that's a little different than something when I think about like how we might normally do software development where we have, I think, sometimes an over -focus on the UI. Well, somebody needs to be able to filter that thing. It's like, great, you don't need an entire user research team to do that, but why are they trying to filter that thing anyway and like are they only trying to filter that thing because we put that thing in front of them in the first place? What are they actually trying to get done? That has to be done keeps bringing us back to that ultimate motivation that enables us to design better user experiences for real humans. Okay, actually that did answer my narrow sub -question of that, namely the difference between that and the use case. So to me it became very clear that it's not like the filter would have a use case. Filter in the UI would have a use case, but the fact that filter is there and people use it in furtherance of some goal is part of the job to be done and the job may be whatever that is. And that that goal is somewhat invariant with respect to technology or change over time. You got it. You got it. It's completely agnostic. My goal is completely agnostic of the technology and I'm going to hire whatever technology is best to help me achieve that goal. So we better be good at creating technology if we want to win over and over again. I really like that answer. Steph, I hate to do this, but we're at the point in the show where I have to ask our traditional closing questions. First, do you have one tip for our audience to help them improve their maybe security UX journey other than check out all those awesome jobs to be done resources we're going to put in the show notes? And two, again, accepting that, do you have recommended reading? Yeah, I do think that jobs to be done, I have kind of the same answer to both of those questions, but I do think jobs to be done is a foundational way to improve any experience but the security experience especially and, of course, hire GCP. Why wouldn't you hire GCP for your security journey? I love that. I think we've gotten about 140 episodes in, listeners, without anybody saying that so directly, but we'll take it. Okay, cool. I'm glad I could break the ice. Steph, thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me. Appreciate it. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening and, of course, for subscribing. You can find this podcast at Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, you can find us at our website, cloud .withgoogle .com slash cloudsecurity slash podcast. Please subscribe so that you don't miss episodes. You can follow us on Twitter, twitter .com slash cloudsecpodcast. 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A highlight from Ultimate Bitcoin Bull Market Signal (Strategy for MAX Gains!)
"I call it an everyone's an expert phase because you could almost do no wrong. Now, there's a difference between getting in here and then getting out, right? And I know a lot of people who've made a lot of money and then lost it all. What's up, BitSquad? Welcome to another edition of the BitLab Academy Alpha series released with the shortened version of this full length interview here on BitBoy Crypto. If you want to see the full version of this interview, head over to BitLab Academy, which you can find in the homepage. Looking at the other brands that we have here at Hit Network, you can also go to youtube .com forward slash at BitLab Academy. Join our community. We've got a lot of excellent content there. We're there every day, Monday through Friday, 10, 15 a .m. Eastern time. My name is Kelly Kellum and welcome to the show. Make sure you're hitting that like, subscribe and dinging that bell. So you can be a part of this community here at the BitSquad and also head over to BitLab Academy and join us there. So without any further ado, let's jump right on in with our guest, Mr. Jordan Lindsey. How are you doing? Good, sir. How are you feeling? Thank you for being here. Kelly, thanks for having me here. I always enjoy talking markets and especially with you. I'm excited here to discuss markets with you all today. And what we're going to do is we're going to take something really complicated, which the markets are, and we're going to simplify it down. And I hope that you walk away from this today with really having just clarity of where we are now, where we're potentially going and your signal for when this bull market really, really takes off. So let's start off. And you probably have seen this lately and this kind of makes it look really easy. Is it really this simple? There's nothing simple about it. There's nothing simple about trading and investing. And if you look at just 2022 alone, you know that most people got it wrong. They were those that remained perma bullish throughout the whole downtrend. 75 % drawdown and they're buying every single bottom, exhausted by the end. You had those that were overly bearish the whole time. And at the bottom, they remained overly bearish, missing the run -up over here. We had a massive run -up over here so far, 100 % to the upside. Now, this chart here, this is ancient. I used this chart in 2019. It was like my roadmap. And I wonder today, as you're seeing price here off the bottom and price going straight up, I wonder today how a lot of people would analyze this and interpret this. Would they think that Bitcoin was going to be making new all -time highs this year or before the halving? Or would they be expecting a long accumulation phase? Now, we've advanced quite a bit since then. And I'm going to show you what we're looking at now. And this is more of probably what is an accurate interpretation of what we were just looking at. And I want you, Kelly, and everyone to focus right over here at the top of this accumulation channel. There's a very special level over there. And it's called the 0 .786 retracement fib. On a log scale chart, if you just draw from the top down to the low, you will have this retracement. If you use the 0 .786 retracement fib, you're going to notice a couple of important things. Prior to each halving, here's the halving, prior to the halving, price was able to retrace off of low all the way to that retracement fib. Last cycle over again, prior to the halving, price was able to retrace off the low all the way to that 0 .786 retracement fib. Now, what I'm going to show you in just a moment is going to bring a lot of clarity for you. And it doesn't matter whether or not we're able to retrace before the halving as this one and this previous cycle has before or after. So I'm going to just make this a little bit simple and show you that this outermost trend line that you're looking at that I'm highlighting for you right now, you could see them over here. The bull market is confirmed once price breaks above that. Very simple. And you could see this time it broke out before the halving. This time it broke out after the halving. We don't know whether or not it's going to break out before or after. But once it does, that's the last bit of trend line resistance. And the bull market is confirmed. Now, it's certainly not the earliest. The earliest you could see in green over here. And this is the earliest potential possibility of the bull market. We called it out this year back in December at 17 ,250 as the bull market prediction wound up so far being correct. Now, we talked about that we're going to try to take something complicated and make it as simple as possible. What we're looking at here right now is when that bull market is actually taking off. It doesn't mean just because this has happened in the past that it will happen again. We will also look for where this time is different. And it could be different from many different areas. Now, I wanted to point out for a second, if you go back to that last chart, on all three instances on that almost purplish line, that middle line, it seems like on every instance in the past two cycles, there was a price action pushup to that region before ultimately it got rejected and then broke through it. Similarly, in 2019. And then again, where we're at right now, we're actually just now testing, not even really testing that zone. So even if we were to have some sort of strong bullish impulse, there's high likelihood that we have some sort of interaction there if we don't pull back ahead of it. But the other thing I wanted to ask you about, so many people coming into the space early on, they're so concerned with getting in at the bottom and getting out at the top that they blind themselves with so many signals, they don't even know what to do. And they jump in on FOMO, they jump out on fear, essentially trading on hope. My sort of argument with trading on hope is essentially if your strategy is to buy because you don't want to miss out on something, whether it's profits or losses, then you are literally putting your money in the market to donate it to somebody else's profits. If you trade with strategy, you're never really going to hit the absolute bottom or the absolute top. However, waiting on those confirmations and these signals that you're breaking down right here helps provide clarity on a little patience, yes, but also allowing you to wait for the price action to do the work, to present the opportunity so you're not jumping into something, you're letting the opportunity come to you. So what would you say, looking at this chart, we've had a strong bullish impulse, do you feel like once we get that area broken on whether it's the middle line where your mouse is now or the top line, is there still gains to be made for somebody having missed so far from the bottom between $15 ,000 all the way up to that looks like it's around $36 ,000, $39 ,000 there? Is there still gains to be made if somebody waits for that longer -term confirmation? Absolutely. First of all, there's a lot to unpack in what you just said, and so much of it is such high signal. A lot of people don't really want to hear the important things they need to hear to be successful. They just have these ambitions of wanting to make a lot of money with a little bit of work, and it doesn't work that way. And it's not just a little bit of patience you need, you need a lot of patience. And you could have a strategy that is extraordinarily successful. Well, then you need the discipline and the psychological makeup to be able to follow it. There's nothing easy about all of this. We do want to simplify it down. Your question is, are there gains to be made after even this outermost level is broken? That's really where it begins. Now, from where we are today, and Kelly, I'm going to try to answer your question first as quickly as possible, and then I'm going to build off of it. So, I'm going to do that by jumping back over here. And we talked about the 0 .786 level. Now, I want you to see that these bull begin. markets I call it the bull of all bulls running. When Bitcoin is, you could say the bull market began down over here. But this is very uncertain times, and we don't know what happens next. And I will give you an idea of what I think happens next. But I'm trying to give you an idea of confirmation. And if you go to where price touched that 0 .786 retracement fib, and you draw a line, and then you go to the next one over here, and the same thing, you come back over to the 0 .786 fib, and you draw a line. Now, look at that, and what do you see over here? I think I could draw something like this, Kelly, just to highlight it for you. And I'm going to go ahead and look for... All right, I'm going to do it over here too. So, you were asking, is there still money to be made? And I'm going to say, well, the easiest or the most highly probable money is going to be made not down here where we are. We haven't cleared this resistance, 32 ,500. We haven't cleared the resistance above it. And I know that desire to get in early, but here is the time that you're going to see not only Bitcoin running, here's the time that if you wanted to speculate out there in crypto, in the altcoins, that is when you have the highest probability. I call it an everyone's an expert phase because you could almost do no wrong. Now, there's a difference between getting in here and then getting out, right? And I know a lot of people who've made a lot of money and then lost it all. So again, the work never stops.
A highlight from Know The Answers To These 10 Questions Or You Will Lose The Listing
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Three, two, one, and we are back. This is a fun topic. What we're going to be focusing on today are, I mean, Julie has these as rules, but really what these are are questions that you must have answered prior to going on a listing appointment. That's right. And we've called this historically because we've presented this information while we did just update it for today's podcast. We've presented this previously on our, because really this information is relevant, you know, it's been relevant for decades. But really what it is is don't go if you don't know, you know, so don't go on a listing appointment until you know the answers to these questions. That's right. So we're going to do three secrets and we're going to get to those questions. Secret number one, we're going to go through this fairly quickly because you can get all of the notes simply by scrolling down. Actually for maybe sometimes, you know, I have to remind myself that people might be listening to us for the first time because a lot of our podcasts get shared. Yes. So when you want to have a complete outline of what we're presenting, it's always in the show notes. You can find the show notes if you're on iTunes, just click down and scroll down. Now the problem with iTunes and sometimes Spotify and Stitcher and all the others is they edit our notes only allow half the notes. So if you want to see all the notes, they're sitting over at timandjulieharris .com and then all the show notes for all of our podcasts are there. So again, if you want to have these notes to use for your own reference in the future, maybe you're running a team or brokerage, what have you, they're there waiting for you. And while you're there, remember to check out the link to join premier coaching for free. Again, scroll down, the link to join premier coaching is right there. We talk about every day on the podcast because it is the nation's number one selling coaching program. Thousands of agents have joined in the last 12 months. Well, why? Because they want to be part of a community of like minded people that are making this market their market. They're not going to get sucked into the negativity of the news and all the rest of it. They're really drilling down. They're focusing on what they can do to be of service to other people and make the most of what this market has to offer, which is, by the way, more abundance you can possibly imagine. So join premier coaching. The link is below. And yes, that does include a daily semi -private coaching call with a Harris certified coach. Or if you'd like, you can just go to premier coaching .com. But the easy button is just to scroll down, click the link or go to premier coaching .com. That's right. So three secrets. And then on to our points. Secret number one, a great listing prequalification script pulls out all the critical facts. That's basically what our outline is based on is the seller's prequalification. Why do you do that? So that you can best be prepared to not just take the listing, but also to price it right in the first place. Not prequalifying is unprofessional and can waste your time in there. So always prequalify a hundred percent of the time, price it to sell, not to sit. And again, prequalification script on level one of a premier coaching. And it is a script that is again, conversation outline. Conversation outline. We don't want to cause any script panic attacks. And some of you, I don't read scripts. I don't use scripts. Okay. Got it. So let's not call it a script. We're going to call it a conversation outline, but the way we've written it is so that you can, you know, read the script. And then there's an answer where you can write in what the seller actually says, you know, making it conversational and making it easy on you. Okay. So secret number two, the best price reduction conversation is the one you never have to have. All pricing scripts are best used at the listing table. So we'll talk about that a little bit more later. Just giving them some prequal here, but again, let's edit that ever so slightly. You don't want to have, just to really emphasize the secret, is you don't want to have anything that's going to be stressful happen when you were at the listing table, when you were at the seller's house. And so one of the things, and we're going to get into the detail of this in a second, is we want you to send a pre -listing pack ahead of time. Premier coaching clients, make sure you've gotten your pre -listing pack done. I love it when they post pictures of their pre -listing pack. Yeah, me too. You know, when they, when they put, bizarre, we have a private members only Facebook page. And when they post pictures of their done completed pre -listing pack, it's very exciting. And we give you a template. It's part of the premier coaching program, but inside. So we want you to take the pre -listing pack. We want you to put it in a Tyvek envelope. We want you to put a bright fluorescent sticker on the outside that says, caution, contents of this package will cause your home to sell. It's kind of a joke, but you know, people like it. But we also want you to include in there a CMA with three different pricing outcomes. We want you to include three different net sheets. We want you to include the listing paperwork with a bunch of stickers that says, sign here, sign here, sign here, and include all of that with your pre -listing pack. So in that arrives at the seller's door prior to you arriving at the seller's door. That way, when you get there, the seller has already looked through your pre -listing pack. Know what you're going to do to sell the home knows the different scenarios as far as pricing what their net's going to be. And at that point, you're just essentially tying the bow on it and you're ready to go. And I'll tell you what will happen. And the first time this happens to you, Premier Coaching clients, we celebrate with you. You're going to walk to a seller's door. You're going to be ready to, you know, put on your cat and monkey show. Knock on the door. Ring, ring. You're going to walk in. They're going to say the paperwork's right there. They already signed the listing paperwork. They have no intent of hosting you for the next 15 or 20 minutes or an hour. They're not going to argue with you. Nope. They're not going to throw you a bunch of objections. It's going to be easy peasy. However, that is only assuming that you actually follow the process. And you walk out with the listing paperwork. And you're not going to have to have a presentation. They've already decided to list it with you just because you took a professional approach. You think that I'm overselling it. I am not. And how do I know? Because we experienced it. But so have thousands of our coaching clients. That is called really being professional. And when the seller sees somebody that's taking the approach that we coach you guys to take, they're going to want to naturally choose you over the other agents that showed up in flip flops 20 minutes late. You guys get the point? I mean, sometimes they'd actually cancel the other agents appointments too. It's all good. It's fine. Okay. Last secret here. Do not lose the listing of a motivated have to sell seller over price. Don't go to the mat and then walk away saying, I walked away from it because they wanted their price. If they have to sell, you have to take the listing. Someone is going to make a commission. Shouldn't it be you? And we'll talk about how to strategize if they are a little bit higher than you are. Okay. So proper previous planning prevents pitifully poor pricing. Don't go to your next listing appointment unless you know, number one, don't go if you don't know what the seller wants, needs or thinks it's worth pricing the home correctly in the first place prevents future price reduction drama. It's not unusual for a homeowner to believe that their home should fetch a price higher than the comps. You all know that you should always find out how they arrived at quote their price. How did they arrive at that price? Find out before you arrive at the appointment so you can better strategize, explain and consider how to ultimately price the home. And that, by the way, is part of the prequalification script. Some of you are living in fear of just the whole pricing thing and you'll never, like how much better would you feel going on listing appointments if you already knew what the seller thought the house was worth prior to getting there? Because I have news for you listeners, every seller on planet earth has an opinion of what their property is worth. Yes. So it's all about knowing how to ask the question that leads to, remember the seller prequalification script is like what, 15 different questions or something. Yes. And we're not going to do that all on this call or on this podcast. Okay. So there is a script though when they tell you a too high price, not that that ever happens like every time. Okay. That's interesting, Mr. and Mrs. Seller. How did you arrive at that price? Then you're going to listen carefully and I, again, this is updated from the last time we did this. Secret number one, sellers overprice out of their ignorance or their arrogance. Even in a hot seller's market, there is aspirational pricing. You can or they can price it too high. Now ignorance is very curable because that's when they just don't know how to price a home. They're not supposed to know. That's your job. Square feet actually matters. Bedrooms, bathrooms, views, condition. Arrogance is when they just won't listen to comps and have reasons other than real value to try to justify their price. Now I'm going to give you a secret number one A. If they have to sell and arrogance is also ego and they are stuck on the belief that their house is worth more because they're gold plated toilet and they're misaligned tile. Because it's their house. Because it's their house. Right. But they have to sell. You're going to list it overpriced at their price but you're going to essentially set the... Mr. Seller, listen, I appreciate the fact that you feel the house is worth more than what the market is telling us. Not the CMA. Not my price. Not my CMA. So I appreciate the fact that Mr. Seller and I have been through the property. You're right. Your backyard is phenomenal. So let's just do this. Let's go ahead and list it at the price that you've suggested because I can see where you're coming up with your numbers now that I've actually been to the house. But let's agree after two weeks or ten showings, whichever comes first, just accordingly, listeners, if you don't actually have a written verified offer on your property that we will agree to reposition the property essentially so that it reflects the actual buyer's expectations. So the key words are reposition the property on the market so it reflects the buyer's expectations. You're not telling them to lower the price because if you tell anybody, a seller especially to lower their price, you're probably not going to get the listing and you might not only not get the listing but you might get yelled at. So you've got to be very, very careful. Diplomatic. Exactly. Because pricing is a stressful thing for most people just because of most of the times they don't want to be told they're wrong even if they know in the heart of hearts, and they'll tell you this after they close by the way, that the gold plated toilet added no value to the property. They just see if they can get it. Exactly. And they'll tell you that too which is funny. Secret number two. Secret number two. Sometimes, again we're talking about finding out what they think it's worth, sometimes especially in a low inventory market, your potential seller client may actually know about comparable sales that you didn't capture. Private sales for sale by owners that were successful in the neighborhood and other sales not found in your MLS, maybe flippers or something else was going on. Off market stuff. Off market stuff. They could actually be good comparables. So ask good questions and don't just assume that your seller is a crazy overpriced seller. So Mr. Seller, listen, I'm going to be spending a few hours on your CMA. It's basically like a real estate agent's version of an appraisal. So help me choose the houses that I should be using as comparables to yours. What properties have you seen sell in your market in say the last 6 to 12 months or maybe yesterday that you thought were similar to yours? And this is all part of the prequalification script and that was a condensed version of it. And even if this, I'll give you some advanced coaching, if the seller is apprehensive to is because what they, they know what they think is aspirational, i .e. overpriced. In other words, they won't give you a hypothetical comparable for what they think their property is worth. Now, granted, it could just be ignorance. They don't know, but most likely they do. And it's some inflated price and they know it's inflated and they don't want it, you know, they're just wanting to play their cards. But don't assume that they don't have a price in their head, which is where the script comes in. So maybe you went through the house during an open house or a Christmas party last year or something like that. So what properties have you seen that you thought I should be considering as a comparable for your property? And then the key is to shut up and let them tell you. Because it works so well. Why does that work? See, this is why I know I'm going to use the word script, but conversational outlines work because now you're taking a seller who might say, well, that's why I'm having you here. It's your job to price it. OK, so when you say which homes, which are most similar to your your home, should I use as comps? Every seller wants to say to you, they're dying to say, well, the house around the corner was like mine, but mine's better. Yeah, of course. They're dying to tell you that this script gets them to tell you that the people that have the most problems with pricing or, frankly, the most problems with sellers that aren't in agreement with their CMAs or analytical people, because you guys are going to waste way too much time trying to be right and then you're going to end up being wrong because somebody else is going to get the listing. That's right. So don't do that. That's why you're listening. OK, point number two, don't go if you don't know the average days on the market for properties like your subject property. This helps to set both your expectations and the homeowners now, not just for your town or even zip code, but for their neighborhood, their school district, their MLS code. Don't forget new construction. Yeah. Well, that's a future point. Don't. OK, so drill down as best you can to understand the days on the market for the homes as similar to theirs as possible. Sometimes even the style of home can make a difference. There are neighborhoods where if it is a ranch one floor plan, you know, no upstairs, no downstairs, that it's actually worth more than a two story worth more than a split level or a buy level. You have to know this is why I recommend taking an appraisal class, because you'll learn about all those comparisons. So drill down as best you can and don't be too broad. Just because your town has an average days on the market still of 16 doesn't mean that this neighborhood does, especially as you go up market. The more expensive stuff, more competition, more new construction, maybe that one has an average of 90 days. You need to know. And again, this is like there are how in every community, like Julie and I's first house, we lived on 280 East Jeffery, well 280 East Jeffery and all that side of the street, basically, were not expensive houses. I mean, we were 22 and 23 when we bought our first house, but now 280 West Jeffery, those were mansions. Yes. But, you know, you wouldn't know unless you knew your stuff, right? So if you're not doing, if you use a comp that was on, you know, West Jeffery, post East Jeffery and you're using cost per square foot, then all of a sudden your number is going to be completely wrong. Even though they're a tenth of a mile apart. Exactly. You know, all these little nuances. Okay. So don't know if it don't go, if you don't know the list to sell price ratio, that is the difference between the final list price and the final close price. This helps you to combat the thought that price it high and let them negotiate objection, or it helps you know if you can price it right on the mark and expect to get slightly more. So for example, are homes selling on average of 105 % of list price that are like your subject property, or are sellers in the subject neighborhood typically settling at about 95 % of list price? You've got to know that so you can tell the seller this, this is what we can expect based on the most recent comps. And that is a moving target these days. Okay. Point number four, don't go if you don't know the number of homes competing with your subject property. I have recently had several coaching calls with agents who have been in the business more than five years, 10 years. Some of them who have had a great run of things, hot sellers market, you throw it out there, no competition. You're going to get your price. Multiple offers. Well, that's all fun and games. Right? Okay. Now recently some of your markets have shifted, especially in Austin, Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago. Some of you guys actually have competition now, not everywhere. So this is why you've got to watch your hot sheet, know what's hot and what's not. Okay. So you have to know what you're competing against. What are you up against? How would it compare in the eyes of the buyer? If you're showing your new listing versus its competition, do you look priced right, overpriced or priced so well that you'd be dying to write an offer and snap it up? By the way, you're also going to want to, when you take the listing, you're going to want to make sure you're updating your knowledge base, answering that question in particular on a regular basis, because the worst thing that can happen is the, and you can set up systems that basically do this for you. We teach you how to do that in premier coaching, but the worst thing that can happen is the seller has more up -to -date market knowledge than you do. Right? Yes. And you know, the thing is the most motivated sellers are the ones that do that stuff. And they can use, again, Zillow or one of these other little places to basically gather enough information to make them dangerous. Yes, it's true. So don't let them know more than you do. Okay. Here's a secret. Now, related to this point, what are you competing against? If you are the only home on the market in the entire zip code or MLS code, you can price it probably higher than you can if there's seven other competing homes, all within the same neighborhood, basically the same size and age. In that case, you need to be staged better and priced better than your competition, or you'll be the one who's stuck doing price reduction calls in about 60 days. Or most likely in this market, you'll be fired because the seller had unrealistic expectations of how fast the house was going to sell. And when you didn't sell it in 22 seconds because you didn't use our pre -listing package, you didn't actually take a professional approach, you didn't essentially set the seller's expectations to this new market, they're going to fire you because they've sold five houses before during the hot seller's market, and all those houses sold themselves with competing offers, and now I just listed with you, Bob, and you didn't sell it. You know, there's nothing wrong with my house, my price, my condition, my location. It's you, Bob. You're fired. Bye, Bob. Exactly. Okay, here's another secret, and I've mentioned this a few times. The next time you have to do continuing education, take an appraisal class. This will help you become more confident in your pricing. It will show you multiple ways of arriving at the correct price. Caution, don't just use cost per square foot to arrive at the right price. That is one way, but it's not the only way. All right, point number five. We've been dealing with a lot of this pricing stuff because of the market shift. Okay, so point number five, don't go until you know, is there new construction in the area that competes with your potential listing? Now, remember, when builders provide in -house financing, which almost all of them are these days, they can often sell a more expensive home for the same payment as your resale. If there are new homes going up, be certain to visit them, tour them, understand the builder perks and the financing before you go to your listing appointment. Now, you might think, here's an example, okay, for a resale home, for $350 ,000 might actually be competing with new construction as high as $500 ,000. So you might think, well, my resale is $350 ,000 and the new construction is $500 ,000, they're not competing. Well, they might be if the builder has buy downs in in -house financing with incentives that reduce the mortgage interest rate down by a percentage point or even two points, which makes the payment the same. Know what's going on with new construction. Have the new build salespeople explain their different mortgage plans to you. Ask lots of questions, including, this is my favorite question for new build reps, I'm new build clients who need to sell their old house. Now, we've done a ton of past podcasts on working with new construction and new construction builders. And in our premier coaching program, obviously, we offer a lot more drill down information. Use the information, there is zero chance the new construction and new build opportunities aren't going to be the hottest sector of residential real estate, probably for the foreseeable future. Point number six. It is, so don't ignore it. Okay, point number six. Don't go until you know what the seller's actual time frame is. Ideally, when does this need to sell and close by? Here's the secret. If they don't actually have a time frame, you may have a problem. The less motivated they are, the higher they may wish to price it, so that's recipe for a tough relationship. Well, we're going to add a little bit of content to that. So oftentimes, the most motivated sellers, they'll tell you what their motivation is. I mean, they'll absolutely tell you, but you will occasionally get a seller that doesn't want you to know what their motivation is for whatever reason, and it might just be because they have something going on that embarrasses them and they don't feel like they should tell you, even though they should. But it might be also because they are in their minds over analyzing and thinking that if you know what my motivation is, you're going to use that against me and you're going to get me to take an offer I don't want or just all these convoluted type things. In our seller prequalifying script, we don't have you asked using the conversation outline. That question one different way, we have it in there three different ways because we want you to truly know what the seller's motivation is. So Mr. Seller, once this property sells, where are you going next? Oh, I'd rather not say we don't know. Okay, I understand. Move on to the next question. And then, so Mr. Seller, if this property were to sell in the next 30 days or less, would that create a problem for you? See how that's the same question a different way. Right. And then they're going to say, yes, no, maybe so. Okay, then perfect. So, uh, once this property sells, where are you going next? Ideally, how soon you want it to be there. See, we need to know their motivation. And if they present as having no motivation, um, frankly, I don't think that's going to even happen very frequently, but if they do, it's sometimes because they literally are just throwing a spit ball against a wall and seeing if it sticks. Well, I said, I have a little twist on that, which is when they act all coy about that and they may not actually have a reason. Who knows? Right. That's so rare. That's so rare. But then you can check them on their motivation. You can say, well, I can appreciate that, you know, if it sells, it sells, if it doesn't, it doesn't. You don't really have a timeframe. But just so we're clear, if this doesn't sell till say like December, 2025, you're cool with that. And then they almost always will be like, Oh no, no, we really need to be out by Christmas. You test them on their motivation. So you're the ones that will be a little sketch on the motivations. And this is another question, the seller prequalifying script that you must ask prior to going to the appointment is like, if they're, so if this property doesn't sell, do you have a plan B? And what you might discover, they're also thinking about renting on stepping on your 0 .9. That's okay. They're all okay. Well, I'll let Julie get back to her notes, but you got to use the script when you're talking to sellers so that you do not go on a listing appointment until you have all the other, these questions answered. Otherwise you're going to be doing all this fancy dancing exactly at the listing appointment and you're always going to be nervous. And that's how your appointments end up being like four hours long and you walk away with no signature. Right. Okay. So next point, don't go until you know, are they listing and buying or just listing? That's related to the previous point. What happens, you know, when it sells, is there a referral needed for where they're moving to? Perhaps. Are they already in contract on something? Is there more than one transaction for you to help them with? It's amazing how many agents don't do both sides because they don't ask that question. Okay. Point number nine, don't go. If you don't know what happens, this is what you are wandering into. What happens if it doesn't sell or if they don't get quote their price is keeping the house an option. That's a really important question. One of the other things I know in some states you can find this out easily from public records is you want to know what they owe. Now I realize that most people on paper should have a ton of equity right now, but they may have refinanced it all out. They may have actually happening right now. Exactly. So you're going to want to know what they owe and there might be a second mortgage. You don't see those a lot nowadays, but there could be. Want to find out what they owe because their price might be attached to the mortgage payoffs. Guys get it? Home equity lines of credit, stuff like that. Now here's another thing. When you ask is keeping the house an option, especially those of you who are in resort markets, VRBO markets, that is in the back of their mind. If they're thinking about perhaps turning it into a rental property, short or long term, you should also do your research. Remember, this is ideally before you show up. Do your research about what a home like theirs is actually renting for. Can they break even or make money on the potential lease payment or would they be losing every month? You can see how it would affect your strategy and pricing depending on what you find out. So you listeners should know that you can go to, Julie knows about this because we're thinking about buying a property in Carmel by the sea out in California. Beautiful area. Anyway, so we are doing some homework. We wouldn't use it for very, maybe two weeks of the year during car week and just would be what it was. How much would we be able to rent this for? How frequently would it be rented? And Julie was able to get into VRBO, find similar properties and essentially run what it amounted to the history on the rental history on that property and kind of figure out what the cash flow would be. So if you've got a seller who's thinking about, well, I'll just rent my property out if I can't sell it. Well, you know, here's a property similar to yours and here's actually what the cash flow is. And what we found consistently was all of them were horrible VRBOs. Well that's true. And in fact, I was impressed with VRBO. They actually called me back and offered to run a really particular analysis on homes that were within six streets with the same square footage and their actual rental history based on what was happening in the city and all of these things. I mean, you actually can drill down and get the facts. A lot of times what you said is true. The seller has like this backup plan, I'll just keep it as a rental, but they haven't actually done the math on that. And that's also true if it's not a VRBO market and they're just thinking about making a traditional rental. Well, when you factor in, even if it's half paid off, even if it's fully paid off, you've got property taxes and HOA and maintenance and it's going to be vacant part of the time and somebody's going to mow the lawn, somebody's got to take care of the pool. So my clients in Phoenix have this issue with tenants not taking care of pools. It's not hassle free, okay? And it's not cost free. So when you do the analysis and ask the question, I mean, have you considered what it would actually mean to be a landlord on a property like this? Well, another famous, well, I think Julie, a homegrown line is, do you really want to be subsidizing the tenants lifestyle? Especially the more expensive stuff. Well, it's because you're going to have negative cash flow in the property. And if you have it, like if you're, you know, I'm going to run it out of like, okay, well, you're going to be negative by how much a month? A thousand dollars. So you're essentially subsidizing the tenants lifestyle. Is that in your budget? Well, because you know, it's your job to run the numbers. You're the real estate professional. All the sellers got is some, you know, kind of whackadoo model in their mind that maybe we could turn it into a rental and we'll keep it for a while and maybe, you know, I hear about this VRBO thing. They haven't necessarily done the math. Exactly. And by the way, VRBOs are a great place to go for listing opportunities because a lot of the sellers who owners who bought those properties thinking that they were, you know, you know, essentially reading the exactly they're, they're going to make billions off their VRBO, uh, you know, inventory. They're more competition since COVID and they're discovering that not only they're not cash flow, but they're actually losing immense amounts of money. And now that they're not necessarily as confident that the properties are going to continue to inflate at the same rate, a lot of those would be, you know, VRBO moguls are more than happy to get rid of those properties. And don't forget a lot of towns as well as, um, you know, buildings when it's like a condo high rise are putting in place laws against doing VRBOs. So that's a very motivated seller as soon as that gets voted in. Well, I mean, going back to Carmel by the sea, if you're actually in Carmel by the sea, you can't do short term rentals and if you're outside of Carmel by the sea, but you're in Carmel, they pay, I don't know if this rule stayed in place. You can, but you have to pay a tax, a tax every on a registration fee for every tenant. So every time, every time it turns over for some, otherwise they can find you right. For some unknown reason, every time your property turns over, you got to pay, you have to pay like what? Yeah. So, you know, the thing is a lot of sellers get tired of that and when you're doing it on the front end of a potential listing appointment where that's maybe the backup plan, they, they may or may not even know about all of that stuff. This is where you've got to have all of the skill and the knowledge. Knowledge equals confidence, ignorance equals fear. And then ultimately, if maybe it does half make sense, you can always list it for lease at the same time you list it for sale and whichever happens first, Mr. or Mrs. Seller, we can have a decision to make. You can either shoot it down or you can accept it. So what's the bottom line? Don't go to any listing appointment without having the answers to the 10 points that we discussed. Knowledge equals confidence and ignorance equals fear. You'll present way more confidently and walk away with not only the listing but also the sellers trust that you've got their back. Start out the relationship right if you expect to have a great relationship long term, including their repeat and referral business. So guys, thank you for keeping this number one listen to daily podcast for real estate professionals in at least the United States. We love the fact that so many of you are so appreciative of the difference with the content that we provide for all of you every single day. We've got over 2000 past podcasts on iTunes and YouTube and all the rest of it. But I have a little secret for you guys. There's actually over 5000 past podcasts, but iTunes and whatnot only shows 2000. So they're all there ready for you to listen. If you want to binge on our past podcasts, it is a great opportunity for you to get frankly really great education for free. 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A highlight from EP133 The Shared Problem of Alerting: More SRE Lessons for Security
"No, we're not joining a cult. So, unfortunately, we are just about at time. And so it is my lucky duty to ask our traditional closing questions. First to you, Steve, do you have one tip to help security professionals improve their outcomes? And two, do you have recommended reading? And that recommended reading could be anything except Anton's blog. So I would say a tip for kind of anyone to improve their outcomes. Just write down what it is that you want to do and have other people look at it and just kind of like start off kind of vague, get a little more detailed, get people to say like, yeah, good idea, right? Get some wind behind your back or get people to be like, no, dude, we already tried that. Look over here. If they don't have the thing written down, don't believe them. But like if someone can present to you with like, here's what we tried, here's what we wrote down, here's why it didn't work, then that makes a lot more sense. So basically, write more docs. That's my TLDR. Write more docs. I like that. For reading, I would say it's kind of a category of work, but there's kind of a new side of reliability. We've talked about postmortems in the past when it comes to like writing down the stuff that went bad and everything. There's this kind of new way of looking at it called learning from incidents. So if you, shorthand is just LFI, I think there's learning from incidents .io, maybe, dot something, we'll put it in the show notes. They've got a lot of stuff. And so these are folks who've been talking about like, airplane crashes and fires and like, people dying from like nuclear whatevers. And like, so it's like, real risk, you know, like in the real world, like atoms, not bits. So we can learn a lot of things from them and apply it to our stuff. So that's a whole, like, you can get a PhD in that. It's a whole big thing. And you know, I love that answer because one of the other people on the show who really changed my perspective was Tim, when he was talking about safety versus security and the relative success of safety people compared to security people. And the fact that we don't die in airplanes very often actually comes down to a lot of learning from the times that we did die in airplanes. So that I think is really great advice. So the critical thing to point out about that community is it's called learning from incidents, not learning about incidents. So we're not actually caring about the incident itself. We're using the incident as a lens into the system. Oh, that's interesting. That's, that's really interesting. That's really interesting. I mean, it's really interesting. Like, that's all I can say. It's kind of interesting. That bit alone is worth the price of this episode, I think. Yeah, I agree. Listeners, the best bit came at 34 minutes in, you better listen to the whole thing. Hard one to follow. I will say, though, my takeaways are, if there's anything that's subjective or fuzzy, that is definitely going to aggravate having bad alerting. So prioritizing by measuring everything, measuring everything, and that will entail talking to other stakeholders outside of security to understand impact. That'll entail talking to engineering, legal, finance, a lot of different stakeholders. And on that note, books I'd recommend one is how to measure anything in cybersecurity risk. It gives you an introduction to the And the other is Security Chaos Engineering by Kelly Shortridge with Aaron Reinhart. That one is epic. We'll have Kelly soon. Awesome. Oh, I can't wait to see that. Listeners, not to give away our guest list, but we are excited to have Kelly join us. We hope. Awesome. Awesome. Do not miss that. Awesome. Well, hey, great recommendations, great tips, and a lively, interesting discussion about SRE and security. Steve, Aaron, thank you so much for joining us today. You got it. Thanks for having me. Cheers. Pleasure. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening. And of course, for subscribing. You can find this podcast at Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, you can find us at our website cloud .withgoogle .com slash cloud security slash podcast. Please subscribe so that you don't miss episodes. You can follow us on Twitter, twitter .com slash cloud sec podcast. Your hosts are also on Twitter at Anton underscore Chiwaki and N underscore Tim Pico. Tweet at us, email us, argue with us. And if you like, or hate what we hear, we can invite you to the next episode. See you on the next cloud security podcast episode.
The UN Chief Is Taking Us From One Pandemic to Another
"Gutierrez spoke as a separate analyst for the month published Friday by Leipzig University climate scientist Karsten Hausstein. Estimated July could possibly finish 0 2 degrees Celsius warmer than the 2019 record these records are a there was one reported one of my favorite networks. The reporter said. It's the hottest recorded temperature in recorded history. that has been predicted not only would that make it the warmest month On on record but potentially in thousands of that tens of thousands of years. How would you the idea. foggiest May have to go back to warm conditions. And you If I could just question one of them including ABC News people what do you what is with you in this scam. But since paleo temperature records do not provide high enough temporal resolution. We cannot say there was certainty that this July hasn't been hotter during the peak of the current interglacial period. We just don't know so we assume it is. That's it. This is not the first time the US has warned the world. Whatever happened the good
Marjorie Taylor Greene Uses Visual Aids to Ask About Hunter Expenses
"Uh, so in a Leo gets moment. Oh, okay. Marjorie Taylor green up on Capitol Hill yesterday. She did a really great job. She gets one of the IRS investigating investigators Hunter Biden on the record and asked a very simple question. First, he whips out pun intended a picture. You'll understand why in a second of Hunter Biden. And let's just say an assistant doing some assistant. Now what they're doing is not dictation. Although in the podcast earlier chat room, someone said to me, Dan, in some other cosmos, this may be considered dictation, um, the dicks dating of or something. What, what, Jim, we can said, say we're dictating the dating of dicks. What's the problem? That's not a, even Giesler. He never laughs. You that's a dictation, which is, well, of course, we're allowed to say that. Do you would have dubbed that they do. It's okay. Good. So in some, I'm just saying in another way, it's maybe considered dictation. So she, she, she asks a question about these expenses. Let's call them business expenses. And then she takes out a picture of Hunter Biden with someone is assisted. Let's just say, I'm doing some assisting. Take a listen this to one last one last question. You referred to one of the assistants as West assistant. Coast I believe this is the West Coast assistant. Could you agree with that? So I can tell you that there were deductions for what we believe to be escorts. And then that $10 golf ,000 club membership. Yes, that was not a golf club
A highlight from Barefoot and Pregnant
"Well, hello there, Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman. Dennis and Julie, what number does she have? Any idea? I was thinking that. I think it's 71. Is that right? By the way, does that not, in a nutshell, at 70, does that not, in a nutshell, show you the speed of life? I know. That's scary. We're approaching your age in episodes. That's weird. That is truly weird. She doesn't normally come out with weird. Not only was it weird, it was a non -sequitur. It's a total sequitur. Because the number, but yes, but weeks and years have nothing to do with one another. Well, when we hit 23, I thought, oh well, the podcast is my age in weeks and I am in years. You don't think about that? Yet. I'll tell you what I'm thinking about, as always, because, you know, I have a certain preoccupation with finding you the right man. Really? You do? Yes, I do. I've never noticed. And the viewers have never noticed either. I know that. But on a very serious note, I was thinking, and this will fascinate you, I believe. When I was your age, I was absolutely preoccupied with finding a girlfriend. I really, really wanted one. I found a lot of women, but I didn't find really a girlfriend. And I know why. I'm not quote -unquote normal. And I wasn't then. You're not either. And it's one of the reasons we so relate to each other. But that's not the point I want to make. The point I want to make is, I think I was normal in this way. And I think things have changed radically. about My view finding a girlfriend, or about, if you will, wooing a woman, was that I had to woo a woman. Which is the tradition until very recently. Men thought, how do I get a woman? And I thought about that a lot. And I wanted to impress a girl that was very, not fake impressed, but impressed. Through achievement, through personality, through the way I spoke, carried myself, things I did. So here is a thing you never heard me say. And it'll sound so, I suspect, foreign to your ears, unfortunately. And I don't think that I was unique at all in this way. I think this was the way it was, especially for my parents, their parents, their parents, men thought that they had to earn a woman. That is the word, no one uses the word, no one used it then either. But that's what it was. A guy, like you earn an income by doing ex -work excellently, the thought guys had was, what do I do to earn a woman? To say that that doesn't exist today is like saying that the horse and buggy don't exist today. So I just want your reaction to hearing that. I don't think you've ever heard that verb applied here. And B, is it non -existent? Can I ask you a few questions first or would you like me to react first? So when you were younger, do you think that this was just a Dennis Prager thing that you wanted to earn a woman's admiration or do you think that other people, other guys thought this way too? I think other guys thought this way too. When do you think it changed? It changed when the horrific idiocy that men and women are basically the same started to be believed. So it started to change already in my generation because that's what we were told at college, men and women are basically the same. Well then, if they're basically the same, she has to earn me as much as I have to earn her or neither of us has to earn the other. I mean I agree. When I was on your show that summer, two or three summers ago when I was on every Wednesday, we did a male -female hour together and I talked about hookup culture in college and I said men and women are equal but men and women are not the same. And there's a feminist mantra today that women want sex and want to be as promiscuous as much as men and that's not true but we women believe it and we act on it and no wonder we're unhappy and no wonder there are fewer couples. I've been thinking, so you asked if I agree, I mean of course I agree, I see it all the time in my own life and my friends' lives. People don't even think about the fact that you have to earn a woman but it's also just in society in general, people don't think about what they may have to do for others. They don't think beyond themselves. For instance, I was telling you before the show, we're taping this episode right after the 4th of July, so it was the 4th of July a few days ago. Few people think they have to put up a flag on the 4th of July. Few people think I should show up for my country today. I should go to a parade and clap at every float and show up and have other people see that this country is important and worth respecting. We don't think in those terms anymore. What do I need to do for other people or something beyond myself? It's beyond male and female and the final thing I'll say is that I actually blame to an extent women more for this problem than men. It's not that I don't blame men. Men should have enough respect and enough wisdom to practice restraint and also be respectful and earn a woman's admiration but women are the gatekeepers of relationships and specifically of physical intimacy. I think that's pretty fair to say. Men are pretty much almost always down, if you will, whereas women are not. And so we're the gatekeepers and we now put up with our standards. We've lowered our standards so much that we put up with this bad behavior. We legitimize it and encourage it. And so if women held men to higher standards, then men would behave better. There's so much about this I want to raise. So you, interestingly, without realizing it, said something I didn't say and you are right. That women are the gatekeepers? No, no, no. Oh, that wasn't relevant to what I was talking about when I was talking about earn a woman. You added the keyword admiration. people So, are uncomfortable saying you earn love. I'm not, but leave that aside. Your noun is accurate. I wanted and men wanted to earn a woman's admiration. In fact, it took me a lifetime to figure this one sentence out. What do men want? What do women want? Because they're different. They're not identical. Men want to be admired by the woman they love and women want to admire the man they love. I have heard you say that and I love it. It goes back to what you wrote in Genesis, I think in chapter three or four, when God is prescribing the consequences, as you say, not the punishments, but the consequences of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit. And one of them is that Adam will be dominant over Eve. And of course, people use that line to go, the Bible's misogynistic. And you have a brilliant, brilliant essay about that word dominant. And what you said is, God already said at the beginning, literally in chapter one or chapter two of Genesis, that men and women are equal. I will make him a helper that is as equal as the exact quote. See, I read your book. I pay attention. And, but you say the word dominant, God didn't mean as he will rule over you and he will be a tyrant. Yes, he will be a tyrant. He will treat you less than. It means that God is describing the reality that women actually want. I want my husband to be taller than I. I want my husband to be smarter. I want my husband to make more money. Believe it or not, I would want him in some ways to be more popular. Isn't that interesting? I don't feel that about, I'm happy for other successes. I don't try to tear other people down. I'm not a jealous person. If someone else is successful at something, I admire them and I use that as an opportunity to learn. But I don't actively hope that other people are better at me than things, except for the person, the man that I'm with. Isn't that interesting? And that line in the Bible describes that reality. I want to emphasize that what you folks just heard is not coming from exactly a barefoot and kitchen pregnant dweller. This is coming from a Harvard, highly successful, highly bright, highly independent woman. And she is acknowledging what she wants in a man. So why barefoot? Because they say barefoot and pregnant. You never heard that phrase? I never heard that. Really? I know I do. No, that's not dated. Really? That is still used. Yeah. We'll get up quickly. Yeah, sure. Barefoot and pregnant. By the way, look at the speed with which you typed that in. Barefoot. The speed of the thumbs on the next generation. Yes, you and my parents go. No, no, it's not true. But my thumb is too big to do that. Okay, barefoot and pregnant. Is a figure of speech most commonly associated with the idea that women should not work outside the home and should have many children during their reproductive years? Huh? What was the other one you used in a D &J, I'll be a monkey's uncle or something? Yeah, you never heard that? Yeah, well that is old -fashioned but barefoot and pregnant is common. Anyway, all I'm saying is people should understand this is innate in women. They want to admire what I said. They want to admire the man they love. Men want to be admired by the woman they love. It is not exactly the same thing but it's completely reciprocal. And I believe it's divinely made. Men and women are exceedingly complex jigsaw puzzle pieces. When it works, it's awesome. But it doesn't work often, that's the fact of life. But that's the way they fit together when all works out. So back to this issue of I wanted a woman's admiration. I intuited that that would be enough. If a woman admires a man, it generally leads to love. Unless there's some physical problem or something uncontrollable, that's sufficient. But that's what I wanted. Men don't want that now. Women would not even admit that they want to admire the man. That's your point. Yes, see I think that's the problem. Again, I don't want to absolve men of responsibility here. But we women are kind of the customers and we're putting up with the store, putting out some really bad products and we continue to buy the products. That's right. If we didn't buy the products, they wouldn't be bleak products. On the sexual issue, you're not only not the gatekeeper, there isn't even a gate. What do you mean by that? He just walks right in. Let's have sex, baby. It's honest, that's true. Men are always seeking that. You can't guard what doesn't exist. Again, the transformation is so dramatic. When I was at Columbia in the 70s, there were men's dorms and women's dorms. If you were a man entering the women's dorm, there were certain hours you couldn't enter. She had to come back by a certain time. You had to sign in and it sounds so primitive today, but people were happier. Men and women loved each other much more. They got along much better. Women were not as suicidal, were not as many psychiatric drugs as they are today. Which, go on. No, I was going to say it's because now we women and not just we women, we as human beings don't understand what we're made of, if that makes sense. I don't mean that in the corny. We don't understand what we're made of, we're so great. We don't understand the material with which we're made. I am a woman, I was born with feminine proclivities. The more that I understand those feminine proclivities, as you say, the jigsaw pieces kind of come together. I understand why I admire a man more if he makes more money or if he's smarter. I don't know if I'm saying it very well, but you have to understand what comes with your sex. Does that make sense? And the more that you understand it, the happier you are. The denial that anything comes with it. And the reason why I added on human beings, we don't understand anymore in the United States that we're fundamentally flawed. That used to be just a fact of life that human beings are fundamentally flawed and we need moral instruction to set us straight. We don't get that anymore. And I think it leaves people, interestingly, with a sense of internal turmoil because they don't know themselves. They don't know their nature. You have to know your nature in order to be happy and healthy. There are two natures. It's so important what you said, but I want people to understand how complex it is. All of us have two natures. Human nature, which is universal, and our own nature, which is unique to us. And they both have to be battled. And you have to know both. There is no knowledge of human nature today because it's dismissed. Anyone who thinks people are basically good clearly is an idiot in that regard. They may be a genius in other ways. But in one of the most important things in life, they're truly fools. And they're fooling themselves and others. That means they don't know the human being. They may know themselves in other arenas. I have another matter on this very issue. I just read this week in doing the constant research for the radio show, which is terrific because I am… This is a great example, by the way, of fighting your nature. Almost everything I've accomplished, I have forced myself to accomplish. You say this and I know it to be true, but I don't see that. I know you don't. Write it down as something we have to come to because I will… I'll just give you the example that I was thinking of. I read as much as I do about current events because I have a radio show. Yeah, I feel the same way. I wouldn't do it otherwise. Yes, exactly. So, the following fact that I just read, and it's a fact. It's not an opinion poll. It's a fact. The largest percentage of Americans in American history are not married. No, excuse me, worse, have never been married and are 40. The number of 40 -year -olds who have never been married is the greatest percentage in American history. That's so depressing. Twenty -five percent. You know what it was in 1980, I think? Eight percent. Boy, that's been quick. The speed of the deterioration is unbelievable. It's like watching a miracle unfold, a bad miracle. So, I talk with you about this all the time on the air, but I want to voice it here because I think a lot of listeners will have children who may understand and listeners themselves understand. We have a lot of young listeners, which makes me very happy. We just got a letter from one of them, which is very sweet. Anyway… Which one are you talking about? Which letter or which listener? Stephanie. Who is where? She's in Florida. Shout out to Stephanie. Okay. Hi, Stephanie. Yes, she's entering college. She's going, well, I don't know if I should say on the air where she's going, but she's going to a great conservative college and we're very proud of her. Anyway, I feel stuck because I'm a traditional woman. I would like a man to earn my respect and my admiration. I am not down to hook up on the first date. And it's difficult for me because I go against so much of the existing culture. And I've talked with friends about this because there are a lot of women who are traditional, but they feel like they have to go along with this culture. All right. Go on because I want to ask you about that. Sure. So it's a similar predicament that I have. I've talked about this on the show, too, where everyone is telling me to get a TikTok because you just get so many views and followers on TikTok and it would increase awareness of Dennis and Julie and Timeless. And I just, I really, really don't think that I should because, A, I talk about the evil effects of social media. I'm always advocating for people to spend less time on it. So I'd feel a bit hypocritical adding on another social media site that I present my content. And B, more importantly, China is the biggest threat to the United States. One of the ways that they spy on us is through TikTok. I can't in good faith talk about the threat posed by China and then use the app that they're using to undermine us. Anyway, I will show you the parallel with dating. You're probably thinking, TikTok dating, how's this going to go together? Sometimes I think, should I just play the game, if you will, with TikTok? Get it, get followers, get eyeballs on the show, and then get rid of TikTok, i .e. succumb to the culture to get the good outcome that I want. I think that with TikTok, and I also think that with dating. Should I just hook up with the guy on the first date? Because that's the, I mean, I'm not talking about sex. Oh, no. Well, hook up means sex. Oh, well, people my age use it to refer to a range of things. I should be more specific. They do? Yes. Like, if you make out with a guy, that's hooking up. Okay, so, okay, I understand. So anything, not necessarily intercourse? Yes. Okay, but it's some sexual act. Okay, so that's, I understand, I understand your parallel. Okay, so, yeah, okay. We'll talk about, I'm curious about the TikTok thing. But this is the issue that we're talking about. So let me tell you as a man, but I don't think one has to be a man. But I have more credibility, perhaps, in telling you this, that if a woman told you this.
A Leader MUST Listen!
"Number one. And leading and listening and hearing. A leader must listen. And that means that they must understand what is being said to them. If you don't understand what a subordinate or someone who works for you or even someone that you could run into contact on the side of the road who's asking a question, don't just answer without understanding. First rule of answering questions. First rule of working with employees, first world of working with your family. Is you need to understand what's being asked of you. How many times have we got into it and guys, we're the worst at this. I'm going to put guys on the table first. I know some of you say that women are, but I'm going to say guys are that we're real quick to hear something and respond to fix something when if we had actually listened to the question or listened to the conversation, we would realize that it wasn't up to us to maybe fix it or answer it. They were asking for our venting if you would or are not asking a pointed question but then we're asking for input.
What Is 'Climate Mental Health'?
"Did you see the recent Harris interview? I wonder what your take is regarding her opinion on climate mental health. Let's play cut one O two, which goes directly to the question one O two. I mean, one of the young leaders was talking to me about climate mental health. I said, tell me what's going on with your peers. Climate mental health, and she talked about how her peers are thinking about it. One example is, you know, whether when they're ready, could they start a family? Trying to figure out, you know, they're going to have to get a job and they're going to have to make a living, but what can they do and how can they adapt the education that they're having now to their activism? Climate alarmism and climate fanaticism is contributing to people's depression in the younger generation. They actually think the world is going to end. And that is exactly where the left wants them. They don't want them to be joyful or optimistic or believe that life has beauty or meaning or they want them to believe that there is an imminent climate apocalypse that only if they give enough political power to the state and eradicate the world of private property and be able to bring in some sort of green environmental Marxism only then will they be able to be happy. And yeah, this is a very big deal. We have the most depressed, most suicidal, angriest, generation in American history, and we should ask ourselves the question why.
Caller: How Do We Know It Wasn't a Weather Balloon?
"Are coming. The regulars are coming. That's what they actually said about the British. So the corporate communist capitalist Chinese are coming. Oh, come on. I just got, listen, I don't want this the hill that Biden dies on, okay? Because he's done so much more than this. Really, a couple of questions. First of all, where is the law internationally that's preventing preventing China from launching a weather balloon around the world does the U.S. does it? Secondly, it was above 60,005 feet to 5000 feet at the age jurisdiction. Thirdly, how do we know that it wasn't a weather balloon? I looked at the pictures and it was a trust with a bunch of solar panels and you know, is it the Chinese thing? Ah, we're just going to mess with them and see how they react. And the other thing is, these people have talked about EMPs don't know what they're talking about. Do you know the power that would need to be generated with an explosion with the E and P to affect all of our electronics? It's astronomical. So it's just like them saying, oh, 5G is going to give you cancer and it's 5G means 5th generation. That's all it means. So EMPs don't exist or you don't think they're a problem. It's just all made up. Make believe. So it would take so much energy to create an EMP nationally to affect all of our electronics. I have two units. It wouldn't even affect my tube sets. Only only digitals and you can shield them. And not only that, it would also affect them. It would affect the enemy. Listen to the Chinese have spy satellites that can read your license plate. Joe Biden already gives them all of our secrets or sells them, like Clayton did. Well, I think the restaurant. You see, Mike,
Up 40% YTD, Bitcoin Is 2023's Best-Performing Asset
"All right, Friends, today we are talking price action. Bitcoin is up almost 40% on the year. It is 2020 threes best performing major asset, and of course this being the breakdown, we are not going to dig deep into TA or anything like that. Instead, what I want to explore are the big questions. First, what's driving this Bitcoin and crypto price action? Is it a bull trap? Is it a mean reversion? Is it the beginning of a new bull run? And then maybe the biggest question how much is it Bitcoin and crypto specific versus part of a broader shift in market sentiment? And finally, to the extent that it is part of a broader shift how real is that shift and what might change the tides? In other words, are things really turning around? All right, so first off, let's talk just a little bit about where things are. Bitcoin's 40% gain has been its strongest rally since October 2021, which of course might not be saying much as markets were decidedly bearish after the $69,000 peak the following month. On the other hand, it could be meaningful that January's gains have outpaced all other bear market and relief rallies during the last year. Some technical analysts are pointing to the relative ease with which Bitcoin has cleared resistance levels as reason that the rally can continue. Katie Stockton founder and managing partner at fair lead strategy said in a note to clients this week that, quote, Bitcoin extended. It's sharp relief rally, clearing resistance near 21,000. The next resistance is more significant at the August high of 25,000. At the same time, however, Stockton viewed current weekly conditions as overbought and ripe for a pullback.
"question one" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Implying that it was just not the right time for a field. Alito described Sotheby's opinion as thorough and that the case presented novel in serious questions under the constitution's first and second amendments. Does that hint that at least two of the justices might want to take this case after the second circuit rules? I think so. Especially the reference to novel and serious questions, one of the things that the Supreme Court considers as it's deciding whether or not to grant petitions to hear cases every single year is the novelty and a seriousness of the questions that are presented. So those two justices at least I think that on that metric, this case would be a good candidate for Supreme Court consideration down the line. The point about it being thorough is interesting and it's tough to parse or read too much into it. The side of the opinion certainly was long. There was a 184 pages, but at the same time it was a very big case. And it dozens of provisions, illegal questions are presented by the case. And so the lent alone is not a good indication about whether or not the opinion is actually well reasoned. And up in the second circuit just on Monday, New York filed a brief explaining why they think that the thought it'd be opinion actually was badly recently. Well, it seems like this case is going to be a test case, perhaps, but with the ruling in Bruin, doesn't it make it difficult for states to know, I mean, was there enough guidance in that ruling for states to know exactly what they can and can't do. That's one of the things that lower courts are really struggling with right now is that the Supreme Court in Bruin changed the way the Second Amendment cases are to be litigated and decided in the future. Over 1400 opinions about this amendment had been decided in the 13 years before Bruin and after the landmark opinion district Columbia teller. And in essence, the Supreme Court said that all of those opinions were decided using inappropriate methodology. But at the same time, other than saying that lower courts are supposed to analogize the history, the Supreme Court didn't provide a whole lot of workable guidance for the lower courts. So what we're seeing right now in this case, as well as in others, is judges coming up with different rules and tests about how to read history and translate it to modern times that are fundamentally different when it comes to gun violence. I imagine that it's going to take years for the lower courts and then ultimately the Supreme Court to try to firm up some way to implement the brew and Kate in a sensible and coherent way. Thanks so much, Eric. That's Eric Rubin, a professor at SMU's dedman school of law, coming up next on the Bloomberg law show. The FTC is proposing a ban on non compete clauses in employment contracts. I'm Jim Grasso and you're listening to Bloomberg. Mister favorite Bloomberg radio show, Bloomberg businessweek, masters in business, Bloomberg intelligence, and more are also available as podcasts. Listen today on Apple Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Multiple sources are reporting Lisa Marie Presley is dead at the age of 54. Her mother confirmed Thursday that she was rushed from her Southern California home. TMZ reported Presley suffered cardiac arrest. Lisa Marie was the daughter of Elvis Presley and attended the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday. The governor of Alabama is declaring a state of emergency as severe storms sweep through the state, Republican governor Kay ivy issued the emergency for 6 counties after a series of tornadoes caused over 30,000 people to lose power. Nurses are heading back to work
"question one" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is the author of inside Vanguard, leadership secrets from the company that continues to rewrite the rules of investing business. Charlie was on the Vanguard board of directors for over a decade. He has also been on the Yale University's investment committee and just two money things to mention. So let's talk about the enigma that is Jack bogle. He spent the first 25 years of his career on the active side of the street. It seems like it's almost a coincidence that Vanguard was even launched. Tell us about that. There are a lot of different ways you commit the answer to your question. First, Jack engineered what was supposed to be the great merger made in heaven. Combining old fashioned, Wellington, with all of the integrity that it might have had in days gone by heavy sales load, heavy on sales activities, not so good on investing. Combined with the hot ticket group in Boston and it looked like that would be a winning proposition. For everybody, only problem, culture, personality, way of thinking, way of doing business. Jack always wanted to have complete control of everything. The guy said the thorndike Dorian paint and Louis partnership, which is now the core of modern Wellington, believe deeply in a consensus development as friends talking things out, figuring out together what's the best thing to do, take a long-term point of view. The two cultures did not mix. And Jack insisted on his culture being because that was key to his personality. And that made it worse, not better. And then he insisted more on having it his way. And that made it even worse. And so finally, they got to the point of saying, you have to go. And essentially, they deposed him. They tossed out the king, eventually winning a vote at a board level where he was removed from Wellington, the investment firm, but Jack had a clever backdoor way around it. He was still a participant and part of the board, where there were numerous independent, directors, and the way the mutual fund industry is set up, the administration of the funds and the management of the investments are two different creatures, so he was able to stay with the admin side. Tell us a little bit about that. You've said such a nice job of summarizing it. There's almost nothing to say other than you've got to exactly right. Oh, I got a couple of chapters just on that. Jack Vogel understood that the director's had certain kinds of power that could not be taken away. And they were because of the SEC and the whole concept of regulation to mutual fund industry representatives of the investors in the mutual funds. That was a very strong base. And so legally, the directors were responsible for figuring out what to do about investing in the directors for responsible for figuring out what to do about sales. That's legally. It is not the way to actually work the way it actually worked is the directors did exactly what they were told by the management company because otherwise they wouldn't get the very nice fees that they were getting and they wouldn't have the privilege of coming to the meetings and so on and so on and so. Well, all the directors were buddies of the folks running the investment. Why else would you choose one? Obedient directors, Friends of the firm, all this sort of stuff. It's really not a nice part of it. History. It's very different today, but 25, 30 years ago, it was a different world. So Jack had worked out that the directors would have responsibility for making the final decision on things that were important enough so that they had some real gravitas and some real strength. Any head of very close relationship with several of the directors. And several of the directors had a high regard for Jack and some men of integrity. And so they were very strong in support for him. Guys like chuck wrote for an example. He was the head of TF and C, the actuarial firm. And the really distinguished talent in the Philadelphia business community. And basically thought that Jack was good guy with strong intentions and maybe too strong a personality sometimes but a good guy for the long run. And was clear going to support him. And Jack had similar relationships with people who'd give him support. Just enough so that he could get the vote on his side for things that had to do with administration. Interesting phenomena, one of the guys said he was most focused on getting to be sure that he would get the right support, management consultant named warden who was doing some terrific work for European companies trying to understand American business after the Second World War. And built up a very nice franchise. He died. And if it hadn't died, then the night before the vote. If it hadn't happened that way, folks might have gone the other way. That close. Anyway, Cenk, one by marginal the right to be able to do the administration. What a win. You think about pyrrhic victories. What a win. Let me just be sure I understand this. I'm Jack Vogel. The one thing I don't care about at all have no interest in whatsoever is fund administration. That's my sole business. And I'm going to have less than 30 people working with me, and the crowd of funds that I'm managing are basically going downhill because redemptions are larger than new sales. That's not much to start with. But to understand the start, there's a magic missing ingredient. Jack's ability to be ferociously angry. And beautifully articulate for any case he ever wanted to make, was a major competitive factor. And then a couple of things were lucky breaks. Money market
"question one" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This question. First of all, I think that we're doing all we can and the world is helping us in protecting the sky and 40% of our energy infrastructure was hit. So energy is very relevant. Also, production is another priority sector. We have not shrinked our IT sector. Growing. The country. So some of the technologies that we have developed before the full fledged aggression, some of the technologies really triggered. We have this stability in the IHE sector. We were protected from cyber. That's actually a huge number of cyberattacks and they continued. We're still stand strong. So all services are still operating in Ukraine. The banking system, et cetera so IT sector is developing very strongly. Also, because of the war, we have a very strong development of the technologies. We said that we're going to build. The fleets of the sea drones, and many of such things are being developed and here we see a huge potential and agriculture as one of the key and areas, of course. So we are very open. We invite everyone to come all the areas starting from abstraction to technologies. I think you were investments. We'll be strengthened. Not only by your will. But also by our protection, we have started discussion where the World Bank yesterday we had a meeting. With a vice president of the World Bank and we are saying that the World Bank. Start the pilot with them. Great to ensure investments in Ukraine. I think the best path will contribute as well and that would give assurance to the business to invest in Ukraine. You mentioned the grain deal and the exports of grain and that looks as if it's sort of going to roll over. The other big issue is fertilizer. You produce a lot of the world's fertilizer and everyone is worried about the fact that it's stuck, including Russian fertilizer. Do you think there is room for a deal on that as well
Prosecutors Tried Forcing Paul Manafort to Lie About Russian Collusion
"They really wanted you to confess the things that you hadn't done and they really wanted you to get Trump didn't they Mark that's exactly right In the book I actually detailed because after the first trial when I get a second trial coming up three weeks later in D.C. against the hospital judge and one of you tried to pick a D.C. jury they gave us and you would appreciate this A 120 pool cure of jurors 120 people at the pool because we complained we wanted to change the venue we said I couldn't get a fair trail They wouldn't do that Another 120 we had a question here that they allowed us to ask a broad number of questions One judge one we thought could be fair Over 90 of them and I talked about this in the book so they hate Trump and they hate me And so I realized I needed to cut a deal Not to give them anything but to just not go to trial again because the second trial is where the forfeiture actions are being taken And they went back 20 years of my life gobbling everything up things I gave to my kids And so I cut a deal to get the properties of my kids out of the package And as a result of that I spent 50 hours in front of weissman and Andres and that group Never intending to tell him anything but the truth While they were gleefully thinking I was going to spill the beans But in the course of that 50 hours it's a long way to answer your question I was able to decipher what weisman's theories were and Russian collusion What is our motives were what the links were and they were just crazy ideas
"question one" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"And you're smart Speaker. Yeah, There's music from a different time. Now you gotta come up with lyrics like that. And beach Boys music for for Idaho, Tennessee, Texas, the Carolinas, other parts of the country. Or by the way, I don't think they do have the natural amenities and beauty and they don't have the weather and they don't have so many things that appealed to so many of us. Nothing wrong with the way the state was made or formed or created. In fact, it's It's got a great history from a number of perspectives. But where we find ourselves today is vastly different. And is there enough Good weather. Are there enough trips to the beach or this year in Nevada Mountain range or other beautiful places around the state to, uh To keep you here and is there. Another solution is that is that there is an opportunity to send somebody else packing. Get different leadership in the state take a different direction. The status quo does not seem to be working at a conversation with somebody yesterday about and frankly, I had to express these ideations before. Why don't we get fewer people to run on the recall ballot and therefore increase the likelihood that there will be a change? Well, the reality is because it's divided into those two questions. Uh, the likelihood is, if in fact the question one goes in the direction that will remove the incumbent governor. The the top vote getter. Among those challenging governor Newsom will become the governor, so it doesn't it could be a tiny percentage of the overall vote, and there will be a significant number of people on the ballot. Think that's you can take that to the bank. So the the frankly the additional persons on this ballot may be inclined to cause more people to come out. You get more demographic groups represented more appeal to The affirmative response to question one. That I think would could potentially change the course of history for the state of California. 803 4 15 30 of us jumped your calls to check in with Matt patiently waiting in Sacramento, Matt. Good afternoon. Welcome to the conversation. Thanks for holding on, sir. Hi, Sheriff. How are you? The second time caller. Longtime listener. Thank you, sir. Welcome aboard. Welcome back. I know you're stressed for time. But you know what? I remember shaking her hand. I was a person out at the May 3rd transition place. I've been homeless. I was homeless for three years. Mm. Yeah. Mhm..
"question one" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Means crusade for Children. Trivia, But we have something to discuss first. Miss Miss Hailey Boo! Oh, my God. The politics in America. Just absolutely No, no, It's not. Not that Not that. No, No, Um did did Trump do something? No, No. Did you kill someone again? No, No, I didn't get nice far as in right now. What do we say? When we say Don't talk about this. It's just the three of us. No one here. Well, you know, and you said you'd help me hide the body to and use Completely not answer your phone that night. Yeah, Okay, right. We needed your white panel van which you used on the weekend so tinted windows. But you have now chopped your You walked in a minute ago. And the ice What did my face say that you despised I like it wanted me dead. Yes. Dwight likes it. I love it. What is it? I can't cut off 12 inches. Hold on. Let me walk to you. So you can 12 inches here. So now she looks 12. It's all right. She looks 12. Haley, sit on my lap. Absolutely better. I disapprove. That was too much hair flipping. Um, thank you. Like Angus Young, Like, okay. I kind of like you get that 12 inches. What did she say? When you said take it off? She loved it. She's like I've been trying to cut my hair, too. And she just put it in a ponytail Took scissors clip the whole thing off giant foot long thing of hair. What do you do with the hair? Just throw it away. You can donate that love. It's to. You have to have a big amount and a long amount in order to make enough to make you shave your back hair could they use that? And if they absolutely, but that's not for hair. And if they tested Hailey's hair they might know. I know totally riddled with drugs. 10 10 inches off or what? My mother called it a cry for help, So clearly, there's no question it's a crime. Thank you. I call it a quarter life crisis. I prefer that term that okay, I want you to a quarter life crisis, quarter life, All right. Okay. What? Okay. All right. So I disapprove. Just want that on the board. Love it. All right. Wait, quarter life. There's no way you live to 100. You're not. That's a good point. I I kind of thought I was like, I mean, let's be wrong is a bit of a midlife is his sister. Hey, sister. You're not gonna make it past 72 all that as he downs his alcohol in his car is more emotionally damaged on the showed wider. Haley, that's a time flip a coin with all your childhood. That's a good point. Yeah, she's cover all kind of damaged goods. Dave is the only normal one. Here we go. Crusade for Children. Tribune. Okay, You got your dinghy? Let me Yeah. Where's my thing? Here we go. All right. Um okay. Wait till the end of the question, please. Before you try to answer why are you looking at me and not the other? Yes. What a good question. So question one. What is a 12 letter word meaning having the ability of using both hands with equals equal skill and.
"question one" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"So you could have 500 people running and if the answer to question one Uh, Mayor preponderance is yes. Then the governor is replaced by whomever is the highest vote getter on question. Two. So So my theory that too many people may be damaging to the success of the recall may be flawed. What do you think? Yeah, I think that analysis is spot on that, unlike a regular election, where it's kind of a zero sum game, you know, if you and I are both running that one of us is going to win, one of us is going to lose in a recall. You know, all of the folks who are on that second question are on the same team. In some sense. They are all trying to Bring people to the polls. They're all making the case that we need to remove Newsome. And so they could all potentially contribute something towards winning on question one. Which is really what is most important, because if we don't get across that 50% sent threshold on question one. It doesn't matter who gets the most votes. You could get 100% of the vote on Question two. You're still not going to be governor. Right? Very, very interesting time and process and And I don't know have any idea how many candidates will be on that? The last number I heard was around 60 that had indicated an interest in it like course, several years back, we had many more than that, back in 2000 and three 145, I think, 135 something like that. Uh, so the guy I suppose there does come a little bit of a concern in that regard, because it could be such a minute difference between the the victor and number two and the victor. Maybe somebody that really would not otherwise be taken seriously. But the question to number I should say the response to question number one, I think is absolutely of enormous significance in this because without that, it's all mood. And frankly, all the challengers have to do at that point is run the risk of embarrassment if they finish. If an otherwise legitimate appearing candidate finishes behind the porn star candidate that does not portend a good political future for them, right, So it's interesting because I find myself in a unique position where I have I've actually have friendships with people who are running and, uh, it's, uh, looking at how this may play out in the resources that have been spent. To get this moving forward and to get some people's names out. It is, uh, it's not an insignificant development, and I'm very, very interested to see how the public Decides on this. I don't I just don't know what to expect. Have you taken any heat for for the book that you've written, which, by the way, encourage everybody to read it. It is it is, it is very well done. It's an easy read, and it explains a lot of things. I follow this stuff very, very closely. And even I said, Oh, boy, That's right. I'd forgotten. Uh, I I found myself uttering that to myself throughout the reading of the book. Well, so the question If I take any heat, I'd say that yes, Depends who you ask. I don't think it's made me particularly popular in the governor's office. Uh, you know, which is very hurtful since he is my constituent. After all, she is isn't resident of para his assemblyman. But overall, the response among the public has been really positive. And you know what's actually most meaningful to me is it's not just the people who kind of already before the recall and don't like Gavin Newsom that have given positive feedback, But it's a lot of people who say Well, I actually was okay with them, or I didn't know all of this. That was going Your honor. This really got me thinking about the broader corruption that has infected our political culture here in California and how that really explains a lot of why we've been declining as a state. And so I say this, you know, not in a sort of way to that gives credit to me in writing the book, but rather just to the the facts that once you know they're they're known to the public, I think have the potential to really I think it honestly illustrates a very real concern that I have. It's a negative term in general, but it's apathy and I don't know that it's apathy due to any, um al intent or recklessness, But people seem to be so busy so consumed with living their lives. They have no idea what's going on in the capital. They have no idea what the executive branch in California is doing to them. And so by merely enlightening yourself as to what's going on what this administration has done. I think it puts people in a position where they may just look a little harder and engage in critical analysis necessary to, uh To make a decision. Otherwise you might not consider we got a lot more to talk about coming up right after this. Connecting.
"question one" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"To one and we're back and we've got a really fun show for you guys today and if listened yesterday show we gave you four questions to ask yourself to determine basically to really kind of root out some of your probably dysfunctional thinking that you have about yourself for your potentialities what julie dead and she. We were podcasting a little bit later day. Because you're spending so much time researching all of these things as she went online and she's been doing. We're gonna call a little bit of myth busting with regards to some of the perceptions that mostly oddly enough americans have about life in general. So jelena's we're going to be doing is we're going to be going through These common things that people think and we're going to give you the facts about it now again. I'm going to review this in case you didn't listen yesterday's show but i'll do it relatively quick so the point of all this is all suffering. That goes on inside. Our minds is not reality. Says byron katie. It's just a story. We torture ourselves west. She's has a simple completely reliable system for freeing ourselves for Of the thoughts that make a suffer. All were begins on paper. Explains you write down your your stressful thoughts and ask yourself the following four questions and here. They are question one. Is it true wherever you right so again. The assignment we gave his homework was all. You're supposed to write down essentially all the stressful thoughts that you had. Hopefully some of you money of you did it. So the first question addressing each of those thoughts was as is it. True second question is can you absolutely no. it's true. Third question is how can you react when how can you. How do you react what happens. Jer mindset your actions when you believe this thought question for is who would you be. If you didn't have this thought now where we left off yesterday was how to turn all this around but before we get to the turnaround strategy. What julian i wanted to do is we wanted to help you. Make your list or help. You expand your list because really at the end of the day. There are so many things especially as you get older by the way that you start to have bubbling. Run your subconscious. Mind just to why you can't do more with your life why you can't be frankly healthier happier richer you know why you can't have more love and freedom why you can't have all kinds of different things and it all routes back to a lot of deeply ingrained thinking that i think if you were to give yourself the opportunity to confront. You would actually first of all laugh because some of these things julie and i discovered. We're actually quite funny. And i know some of you have no idea what i'm talking about. You will in a second so what we're gonna do is we're going to help go through what you're limiting beliefs or what. You're the myths. You might be believing with regard success. Money profits specific types of lead generation. Your health building a team market conditions..
"question one" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"For listener questions First up. It's Jeanette in Austin. I recently turned 65 years old. Can I still enroll in a 403 B plan that my employer offers? Yeah, there's there's no age limit. If the employer offers it and you are a planned participant, you're employed. I think that's great. One thing I would suggest, though, is that you look into a Roth for all three Be Thies air. Not very old. Not all plans offer it, but this could be a great way. Accumulate money That's not gonna be taxed later. S O for all three bees again. Kind of like for one case could be pre tax or after tax and afford freebies. Basically your version of a four Oh, one K. If you're employed by five a one C three corporations to be like a church or school. Some hospitals will have for all three bees that they're almost identical. There's there's just some slight changes. As of right now, your investment options. They're going to be limited to annuity contracts or mutual funds. But this is like our first segment. We talked about the Secure Act two point Oh, this is one of those items in the proposed legislation that could change would be thean investment options You have available to you inside of a four a three beat. So, Jeanette, stay tuned. Make sure you are aware of this proposed change of it. If it does get passed, then there may be some other options You want to look at now your employer is going to have an approved list of vendors. So these are investment companies or insurance companies that Have been approved by the employer to offer their participants before all three be. So there are some limitations. You can't just go and get any investment you want. You're gonna have to play within their playground, whatever toys or her available inside of that playground or whatever equipment they have in the walls of that, Jim, But that way since this is retire fit radio. We used that metaphor. You're gonna be limited to those. But Jeanette, I would also recommend that you put together a retirement plan. It's good to save money enough for all three be..
"question one" Discussed on 990 The Answer
"I think there was some thought that maybe we could do better. And so I'm well, you know, looking forward to working with the legislation to figure out how we can make this work. Yeah, you are. You're taking that boat is feedback as to the handling of the pandemic. Well, I'm not. I think you know again. I think it's a sense that people we had a chance to see how the system as it was in place worked over extended pandemic anyway, even hurricane snowstorms and all that kind of thing before, But we've never had something like this lease in my lifetime. So I think I think it was a great experiment. Great. Wanted to see how the system we had worked great experiment. Locking us down and destroying businesses for over a year was a great experiment for Tom. Hope he enjoyed his time. Monkeying around in the lab with people's lives for over a year was a great experiment. That's how a lot of business you know. Businesses and restaurants felt right after this year. It was fun for them to open, then close than open, then close. Been a fun experiment. And he takes the voters. It's just sort of a rebuke of their fun experiment. You know, it Z just like going into the lab and testing something in a beaker. That doesn't quite work out the way you hope So you scrap it and you go on to the next experiment. On and a lot of people had a majority have sense that maybe we could do it better. So I'm I'm happy that we can move forward. We're gonna work together to try to make this dude's this weekend for Pennsylvania, huh? Gonna work with the Legislature. It did happy about it. Really. He's ecstatic that this is such an opportunity to work with the Legislature. He he doesn't see this as anything more than the people not happy with the experiment. Is he just finding that out? Is this news to him? He didn't He didn't realize that the people of Pennsylvania were unhappy with him. Until the vote. On Tuesday. It's just just coming to him. No, I don't take it as a rebuke coming. It had nothing to do with May. It's just, you know, we've never done anything like this. And yeah, people in line, so we're gonna have to work with the Legislature. Well, here's what you know all that's a load of bull. They've used a tremendous amount of state resource is to try to get you to vote. No. They tried to scare you. He used every executive branch. The Democrats in the Legislature used their literal monies to send you mailers to tell you that if the Legislature gets their way, why this governor will lose total control of any ability to Navigator. Manage any emergency again. It'll be bedlam out there. You wouldn't have never again. Will a governor be able to take control of any emergency situation because the Legislature will muck it up? They fought and lied and fought and lied about question one question too. Now, Wolfie yesterday says no, no, no, you know I mean, by get whatever I find either way, I've That guy's a boarded Kind of the way he's trying to play it off now worried it. You worry Governor that Because there's not one person Implementing a plan that there could be delays That could cause problems..
"question one" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"I'm doing great. Happy Friday, you boys and girls. One question one question Only. How do you feel? I feel good and I'm doing well, that's all that really matters who we come to. You live from the rocket mortgage studios when he You want the ability to adjust your loan options in real time? Her rocket can Happy Friday, everybody we made it. Final hour of the D A show this week. You get ready for your weekend. We get ready for hours. Warm weather is upon us it all parts of the country. Summer's just about here. Feeling good doing well in this hour on the show. The target demo Friday. So we do encourage you. To let us know where you are. How you're listening. And if you believe more as sabotaged, Sam Ruben off yesterday. Here's the bit Yesterday more as was out. Young Sam Rubin off fill in producer yesterday. Took over and inherited the guest that had already been booked. Morales had booked Nate Abner. I know. Big deal. Nate is a three time Super Bowl champion, also an Olympian. This guy was an Olympian in rugby for the U. S in 2016. So we were gonna talk to him yesterday on the show, and Sam was Under the impression that morass had booked Nate opener Well, Sam comes to work, bright eyed, bushy tailed young guy in the business, trying to make a name for himself. It is all set. And then Nate falls through. He's given all these crazy phalanx of emails and confusion and reschedules and Nate never calls in. Suddenly Morales rides in on his white horse to save the day. Oh, I've got Nate today. Sam couldn't get him yesterday. He missed it. Email. I got him today. That's weird, especially considering just days ago Morass had laid out the diabolical plan of Bill Belichick in his mind that Belichick was purposefully grooming that patrician knowing that Patricia was going to fail just to that. L a check look good, in retrospect, look better. This is a classic Marazov play out of the playbook. Hope that somebody fails in his It is placed to make him look better and feel more secure. Going forward. Now, Morales denies denies it eyes, he says, I stand with Sam. Does he Is he willing? Step aside. And allow Beef stroganoff with Sam Rubin off To take the place of, say. Up the gut segment in the fall. I wonder. If say, was saying If I say suggested we do a beef stroganoff with Sam Rubin off instead of Canadian bacon. Would morass still stand. With Sam. I stand with Sam. Today's target demo Friday, MIM cooked up By the law offices of Andrew and Kaplan. Has more as behind Sam in an office is Sam Longingly adores a picture of native unauthorized desktop with a bowl of beef stroganoff in hand. Ready to sabotage. So I'd like to know via Target demo Friday. If you believe more as is capable Sabotaging young Sam Rubin off I stand with Sam. Mm. When you see that target demo Friday Mean let us know where you are, how you're listening. And if you believe arises, capable of such duplicity and We will read those coming up in 40 minutes from now. Rat is Do we have confirmation that next segment native nor will join us want made of Norris upon the screen Right now, Cap is whipped up a mean where Sam Rudolf his uncle Sam instead of I want you for the U. S Army says I want Nate Hebner. We can't stand was saying, Well, you have confirmation and I think you stumbled on something. D a this fall. I should make the up. They got NFL picks. And then I tossed the salmon a chef's hat for beef stroganoff where he gives you the football food of the week. And every week it's just to take on beef stroganoff. This week. We'll use lamb Peep Strug with Sam Rubin on So we'll say, if need Abner comes through in about 15 minutes from now. But more as can take his victory lap, but was it earned? Or was he like Bill Belichick? Spy gate, deflate gate. Avenor gave Abner Kate. Yes, exactly and Evan or gate and by the way, if you know anything about me having a guest of the final hour of the week is the last thing I want. That's just more work for me. So know what diabolical Yeah. So Tom Brady's dad is just all types of opinionated these days. And I don't know if he was gonna kept under wraps a little bit because of the Patriots thing, because the Bella check thing because of the craft thing that the Patriots don't want anybody speaking out of turn But I don't remember Tom Brady's dad being this vocal when Brady was in the middle of the Patriots run now by the end of the Patriots run when Brady was unhappy. He started to get a little bit more chirpy. But now you've got Tom Brady senior making waves. He called into 98 5 the sports up in Boston, my old radio station and said, quote we expect to beat the Patriots rather handily. I started salivating when I saw that we're playing the Patriots in the fourth game of the season and where coming up here to make our record four? And oh, Not only is Tom Brady Sr calling up sports radio stations He's also calling the Buccaneers we and predicting blowout wins over the Pats. Franchise that he defended for probably 18 of the 20 years. Brady was there. And predicting undefeated as they whipped through Fox Broad win easily. I got to say because of my dislike for the Pats and because I enjoy them. Slipping into a place where even dads can trash talk. Um I enjoy this, but I am a little bit like Whoa. Tom. Pretty seniors already now away, and we hate the Patriots, and we're coming up there to blow him out, and we're gonna be for dough. Like I don't know that jumped really quickly for me. I think I needed a little bit more of a warm up. And if you were a patriot, as we for 20 years by year two, can you be a buck's way? I mean, I always hate the wee thing, but I kind of get it from a fan base. We have a huge Mets fan of a Syracuse fan, and even I hesitate with Syracuse and I went there as a we like when I say like we won on Saturday. I can't say that because I'm not part of the team. I didn't coach I didn't contribute. The wee thing is weird. But if you graduated from the school, you technically are away. I guess if you're a die hard fan, I get it because you feel like it's your part of things. But I mean, Moresby know we on the Pats for 20 years, then a wee with a totally new team two years later. That's a fast jump for me to accept. Yeah, the we has to be. You were born into fandom of a team. You stick with it, And then you hide behind the fact that when a team wins a championship, they think the fans so you feel a part of it. If you're the father or family member of a player look that comes with the territory. Right? Your team. There's guys always changing.
"question one" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Question one of the results thus far. What do you still take the J in J vaccine if you were offered Yes, I would. If I were to get vaccinated. Yes, I would, too. But 60% say no, they would. You're not getting vaccinated. I'm a young guy and relatively healthy. Why? Why? Why should I get vaccinated? What if Charlie Parker told you couldn't get on a plane at Logan Airport? Why? I'd tell him his son can't either. It would be. That would be a A fun but meaningless gesture with Mitt. So what? Charlie Baker meet that telling me I couldn't get on an airplane. I've got rights. I know. I understand. I'm just saying I I only did it because I was down here. It was the easy to get, and now I have it, And it's not Johnson and Johnson. But I don't know. I want an anti Baxter by any stretch of the imagination, but something that you know where we're rushing to get out to the public, and we really haven't done any long term tests on you Can't blame me for having my doubts about its efficacy. And it's long term. I agree. I agree. I if I if I've got time to spare a supposed to somebody who's 75 80 years old or even older, then that's that's my business. So what are the results? 60% say no, they still wouldn't take the change A vaccine. OK now, Charlie Parker yesterday we didn't get to this yesterday. But this is he was asked by one of his One of his Flatterer is in the press corps. When the restrictions will loosen and remember it think of all the times that, he said. The restrictions will loosen well, We do need to get that is that that would be a good loop to put on. At some point Taylor fairly soon. I've got a hat. That's a data set aside for me. I know. I understand if we would only wear masks religiously for 30 days, If you know when the vaccine comes out, we can. We can all go back if if people would just obey the guidance, the rules the instructions. So now he's asked again, the lady, you know, it's like this is like chapter 3052 of a endless serial novel. That wasn't very good to begin with. He's asked again. Win will be restrictions. Lucid cut one. I think a lot of this is going to depend on both guidance We get from the feds how fast we are.
"question one" Discussed on Raw Talk Podcast
"We followed the by medical system for centuries in medicine knowing that our biology has a significant impact on our wellbeing but in the past two decades there has been increasing attention drawn towards the social determinants of health by the world health organization as the conditions in which people are born grow. Live work and age. We know these conditions are different for everyone and that some communities will have worse health outcomes because of unjust social structures and systems. So how do we address these social determinants. How do we improve the health of individual people communities and populations. Why have we been slow to address these. And what should we do moving forward in this episode. We tackle some of these questions and much more. And i'm jason and we are your hosts today. Welcome to so ninety one a raw talk. Podcast yeah i mean i think we all have our own personal moments in struggle internally with when what. We want advocate for and. I think that's where we see. Many many examples of where physicians are health workers can show strong. Advocacy is where. There's no strong personal connection. We all have various experiences. Things that compel us right for me. I mean in terms of the Advocacy i mean. It's one of the things that i've really seen through my family as well from in terms of the go way back in all truth you know losing family family of never got to meet because of people involved in revolutions in trying to push for social democracy for social justice and my own father than in time as a political prisoner for three to four years. So you know advocacy something that really hit close to home of course lincoln and knowing that there's real risks with advocacy not just sort of something of where it's a buzzword for your self improvement or career benefits so when i look at the advocacy question one that's really come back into focus and the pandemic and i think it's really. I think always one where you can draw on your own personal experiences. Or what speaks to you but i think for many of us. It just became clear than ever that there was a fork in the road. And you've just gotta make that choice about what kind of truth you wanna pursue. That was dr andrew bazaar talking about this personal experience and how it has shaped his approach and focus in medicine. He used the executive director of population health and social medicine at the university health. Not a primary care physician.
"question one" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"What's the poll question one of the results thus far, who has been the best recent President Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush or Bill Clinton? Sometimes we know that it's going to be over 90% for one. Candidate. But still, it seemed appropriate to do this on President's Day. I'm voting for Donald J. Trump, 1% say Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, 2% say George W. Bush and Joe Biden and 94% saved Donald. John Trump has been the best recent president, All right. This guy Andrew Peterson was accused of a lewd act after allegedly Well, you, Patterson. Excuse me, Andrew Andrew Patterson after allegedly doing you know what pleasuring himself in his seat during the intermission of a Luke Bryan concert in June of 2019. And he also made several untoward remarks towards a male member of the audience, although his wife was present. That was a month thing she did. The report ran on and on and on the Fox broke police. I don't think we're too happy when it looked like the case was going to be broom. One of my favorite words, one of the words I over burbs. I overused probably because so many cases around here are broom. We'll see whether the cases broom against Erickson tomorrow. Anyway, Let's go back to zip Connelly's instructional video young FBI agents again. This is this is one of the This is a guy who's taken hundreds of thousands of dollars, setting up allegedly setting up murders. It's soon to be convicted of himself of a gangland hit in Florida. And he's advising agents on how they should keep keep Gangsters at at arm's length cut 28. There's the cookies, telltale signs and this could be you could hear it from other cops. Other informants that this guy's getting in over his head and you might want to tell him, you know, we hear him that You know, you might be hanging with the wrong people. You might be getting yourself in. Right? Not for you can handle. You might want to get it done on like that. Yeah. But what do you when you're dealing with a gangster taking payoffs? What did you What do you always do? What do you suggest? The young agents who want to get rich like you didn't get a vacation home in Chatham and get a boat. Get a dime $5000 Diamond ring. What would you suggest? How would you suggest they make contact with their their fellow hoodlums? Got 24. I try to.
"question one" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"What's the poll? Question one of the results thus far, will you be watching any live coverage of the impeachment trial? No. You know, 90% say no. All right. 844 542 42. I heard about this time magazine story or issue last week, but I didn't. I didn't read it. Cause I thought it would just depress me and I already kind of knew the outlines. But it's amazing that they would admit this and you know Time magazine used to be a proud periodical. It's now just crap. Even even no self respecting dentists even has it in his waiting room anymore. But it's still it's still out there, I guess and they saw they Democrats. The deep state decided to put out there. Their version of what happened in in the election. Um, if this is for Monica show, Walter in American thinker, which is a good summation of it, And that's all I'm gonna That's all I'm gonna do. I'm gonna read. I'm not gonna read the whole thing. I couldn't. I couldn't do it. If any of us had declared that a kebab, all of elites composed of big corporate, big labor, big tax, big green and black lives matter had conspired together to rig the 2020 election would have been called nuts. Would be 10 foil Hatters, far right Louise and denizens of the dreaded Q and on. But surprise surprise. The cabal has now come out of the closet and a shocking piece that ran in what used to be Time magazine titled the Secret Bipartisan History of the Shadow campaign that saved the 2020 election. It's saved it from us. The American electorate. By Democrat with byline Molly Ball. Miss the beginning of it. This is the inside story of the conspiracy. Her word conspiracy. Is she gonna be from Twitter? And Facebook. And YouTube. A big conspiracy to save the 2020 election based on access to the group's inner workings. Inner workings. It does sound like a an international conspiracy. It sounds like a racketeering influenced organization. Rico. And never before seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum across the political spectrum. That means it reached across the political spectrum from a to B. Be being the never Trumpers. It is the story of an unprecedented creative and determined campaign, whose success also reveals how close the nation came to disaster. Having a duly elected president of the United States, That's disaster in their opinion. Every listen to this. Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated. This is a quote the proper outcome of the election was defeated. Says Ian Basson, co founder of Protected Democracy and again. Fit when they say a word like words like Protect democracy. That means reject democracy. It's the opposite of what of what they really mean. It's 1984 it's Orwellian. And this, it's a nonpartisan. That means it's definitely partisan rule of law. That means rule of no law advocacy group. Well, it is an advocacy group they advocate No democracy. But it's quote massively important for the country to understand that it didn't happen accidentally. Oh, I think we all knew that. The system didn't work Magically. Democracy is not self executing. Someone had no someone has to execute democracy. And they gave it to in the hat. That's why the participants this again. This is the Democrats only words. That's why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election, told even.
"question one" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"What's the poll question one of the results thus far. As climate czar. How will John Kerry travel commercial government plane flying squirrel? And now if we if we knew it at the time we would have put into Tesla's should have also put in pink bicycle. Yeah. Pink girly bicycle? Yes. I'm going to go for a new government jet. Yes, 68% save government wings are the wings for him? And how many people say he's going to go commercial 2%. That's probably about 2% that have actually Interacted with him on a commercial flight back in the day. He's been married to Mama T for a long time now, So it's been a long, long time since he's been on a On a commercial flight with Quite the hoi polloi like you and may Let's play the Cuomo cut one more time, because again, you're not going to hear this on the any newscast tonight, Maybe maybe maybe on Fox or Newsmax, but that's about it. No, not on MSNBC or CNN or any of the alphabet networks cut 27, a third of all deaths in this nation of from nursing homes. New York state were only about 28% on Lee. Well below the national average in number of deaths and nursing homes. But who cares? 33 28 died in the hospital died in a nursing home. They died. Who cares? Eight died. I love that Democrat compassion. Don't you? So remember what Trump said. At the rally on January 6th. He said, Go on down there and you're going to Protest. He's fully and patriotic Lee. So there was an MSNBC contributor again. I've never heard of the guy, but this is what he said. About what Trump said. And what it would have led to head. He said it In the Middle East overseas cut 44. If you took what President Trump said, and you instead put it in on moralities mouth. We would be talking about a drone strike overseas. So that's one aspect.
"question one" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"What's the poll question one of the results thus far. Are you going to be attending a football party on Sunday against the advice of Charlie Baker? Yeah, we're gonna have big bowls. Guacamole, and they're not gonna be separated out until the smaller containers and big bowls of chips to diplomat and maybe we'll throw in a few. A few chicken wings, too. People could just just grab and then you know, eat him in the throat, Throw the throw the bones away and then lick their fingers. Yes. I just have a bowl. Everybody sticks. They're facing it. Maybe we'll do that, too. Yes, Apple bobbing 53% say yes. They will be attending a football party on Sunday. You know, Usually I don't really I don't care. I don't care about Super Bowl parties. But if they this is one of those times when it Fauci and Charlie Parker both tell you not to go to a Super Bowl party. Don't you kind of owe it to yourself to go toe Want Even if you've got to organize one 844 540 to 42. This is just someone just sent me this. Maybe we'll read it a little bit later on. It's from U. S A. Today another another crappy Uh, organ of the mass media like WRL and Rollie, USA. Today opinion, Tom Brady has gotten an undeserved pass for his past support of Donald Trump. Oh, God, 844 542 42 You know the ironic thing about the WRL doing this is when Jesse Helms was alive, and he was the editorial director WRL before he became a U. S senator. He would always attack the news and observer that was the newspaper in Brolly. And the state capital. And it was run by a former New York Times guy and Claude sitting and he always called it was big, liberal paper. He always called it a suck egg mule. I don't know what a suck egg mule is. It sounds pretty gross, though, doesn't it? And, uh, so now, apparently, his old TV station has turned into the second suck egg mule, and that's the way it so that's the way it is everywhere. I mean, all these formerly conservative newspapers. TV outlets. They've all become. Pablo Imputing liberals. It's just It's really unfortunate. 844 542 42 5 Await says Having the kids and grandkids over bring it on. Bring your own guacamole. Everybody bring a big bowl of guacamole and chicken wings and grace like sliders just to break all the stuff and just And call it a peaceful protest. That's all you got to do, and it won't but nothing well, there won't be any spreading. They remember after the bath all the riots in late June early late May early June, they said, It's not a problem. Not a proud there was no super spreading. The only time there's a super spreading is when Trump supporters get together or there's a or or they go to a motorcycle rally something like that. Ryan, You're next with up No time. We're going to take some calls. We come back 844 542 42. I want to get to Elizabeth Warren to she's putting out the one bad idea after another. She wants to get rid of student debt. And she's also that's.
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"And now we WGN sports Here's David. Good morning, the New Orleans Saints borrowed the reverse flea flicker that the Bears ran against them. That was dropped a week earlier, and it worked for a touchdown Jamis Winston through the past. Unfortunately for New Orleans, too many Drew Brees passes. Three of them ended up in the arms of Buccaneer defenders in Tampa's 30 to 21 that may have ended Bree's career. Answer This this question one time and that is I'm gonna give myself an opportunity to, uh Uh, think about the season. Think about a lot of things just like I did last year. And make this meantime, Brady goes toe Lambo to play the Packers and the Chiefs will host the Bills have two camps. City be Cleveland, 20 to 17. And despite losing Patrick Mahomes to a concussion his status for next Sunday not yet known Chad Henny filled in and helped the chief's preserved the lead. The Blackhawks thought they had the lead in Florida. Patrick Kane's goal was disallowed for offsides. Florida grabbed it to nothing Lead, never trailed in a five to win to break it, and Murphy scored for the Hawks, who are Oh and three The Bulls were owing three. The now five and eight after beating Dallas won 17 Wanna one college hoops Iowa over Northwestern 96 73 loyal what it's eight straight at home. 88 46 over northern Iowa. David it w GM SPORTS Let's get an update now on the WGN. Chicago Weather Center forecast Here's meteorologist Morgan Coke Mayer. Good morning Your morning starts out with cloudy skies and temperatures in the twenties. We will keep those cloudy skies today at times, maybe thinning out a touch but overall looks to be mostly gray with flurries here and there throughout the daytime hours. High temperatures make it to the upper twenties and lower thirties this afternoon were mostly cloudy tonight with overnight lows down into the lower twenties. Decreasing clouds late tonight and through tomorrow morning, so some sunshine to start your day tomorrow more clouds by your Tuesday afternoon in a few scattered snow showers come along with that. That's your forecast from the WGN Weather Center. I'm working called Meyer Right now in Chicago. We have cloudy skies. It's 27 right now at O'Hare..