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A highlight from Dave Arnott
"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your Folks, welcome to the Eric Metaxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacy PM investments dot com. That's legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be fold. The real Eric's in jail. Folks, welcome to our two final segment with our friend John's Mirack, who you can follow on my twitter feed. John, um, you said a lot of things. This is the article that you wrote at the stream. What's the title of the article? It's stream dot org. The title is Israel must act alone and we must step out of the way. Okay, so let me play devil's advocate. Sure. Um, but before I do that, I'll do something along those lines. Not quite devil's advocate, but you were praising the Abrahamic accords that Donald Trump managed to pull off during his administration, which was a, uh, diplomatic masterpiece, foreign policy coup. Now you have to give Jared Kushner a lot of credit for that, even though you're not a fan of his, uh, in terms of his domestic policy influence. Right, right. Um, yeah, I'm not a fan of Jared. I have said that if Donald Trump wants a second term in office, he should be forced. He should force Ivanka to divorce Jared and marry Steve Bannon. I've not heard that. I stand by that. Brilliant. Absolutely. He's still single. He's he's in his 60s. He is single. He is not, he is not directly on board with this proposal. Um, I have not asked Steve what he thinks about it. Frankly. I don't care. It would be like one of those diplomatic marriages that the Habsburgs had, you know, you have to marry princess of Asturias. I know she's a hunchback dwarf and she is your first cousin twice over, but this is a necessity of state. So I want to hold the empire together. I want the Ivanka Steve Bannon wedding. Um, and I would happily attended be the ring. I'd like to be the ring bearer dressed as a court dwarf, but that's, but, but I digress slightly. Uh, it was a brilliant foreign policy coup by a very prudent and responsible Trump administration. I a lot of my friends support Trump because of all the peace, prosperity and patriotism. I'm fine with all that, but really I was just in it for the mean tweets. I it's our favorite part about Donald Trump, the mean tweets. What I'm saying is I'm using that to highlight the fact that people like David French and Rod Dreher and Russell Moore all said, we couldn't, we cannot support Donald Trump. Look at the mean tweets and oh, the slaughter in Israel, the war in Ukraine, chaos on our borders. These are the results of sniffy prissy, weak Christians saying, oh, I find these tweets on winsome. I simply, I cannot exist in the same political party as someone who says things like that is what the result is slaughter in Israel. The result is slaughter in Ukraine, your prissy -ness, your delicate refined sensibilities that led you to have contempt for the Jericho march, have contempt for the January six demonstrators. Uh, it has real world consequences. You never Trump Republicans who undermined our efforts to challenge the 2020 election fraud. You have the blood on your hands of the war in Ukraine. That wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office of the Afghan translators who were slaughtered by the Taliban, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office and of the slaughter in Israel, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office. The blood is on your prissy little manicured hands. And there's plenty more, uh, if you want to talk blood on your hands, the open border with, I mean, again, even talking about this, I, I, Bonanza for child sex traffic, I'm going to weep or scream or cry. When I think about the fact that young people, ladies and gentlemen, think about this, think about this, that the Biden administration, this is true. We're not making this up. They changed the policy so that, uh, we have men bringing young women and boys across the test right now under Biden, think of the satanic evil. They are allowed to say, Oh, this is my nephew, or this is my niece, or this is whatever it is. And they take them into the country. These children, children are being raped and our government turns a blind eye. I can't think of anything more wicked and sick. And so when people say, Oh, I can't vote for Donald Trump, you better understand God will judge you because that is happening because of your action, because of your inaction, that's a reality. And people sometimes act. It's like, it's like people saying I cannot in conscience support Samson. So I cannot support Samson. I have to allow the Philistines to overrun Israel and destroy the temple and Institute child sacrifice because Samson's manners are not winsome. He's not a good representative of the gospel. I feel that my Christian witness is impugned by being associated with Samson. Cause not, let's face it, Donald Trump is Samson and Delilah is the establishment Republicans. Mickey Haley is Delilah. And she keeps. Have you written an article of using this, uh, this, uh, that's tomorrow's article. You're serious because I thought that's, that's really interesting. I'm the way I say it is the next election is Barabbas versus Samson. Joe Biden is the Barabbas that the mob chooses over Jesus. And Samson is the shampling guy who shoots himself in the foot and lets people lie to him and makes mistakes because he's flawed. He's not Jesus. He's Samson though. And I'll take Samson over Barabbas any day. But when Donald Trump, uh, ate honey, uh, out of a carcass of a lion by the very cool, that, that just ended it for me. I said, I cannot vote for a man that's why I didn't vote. I wrote David French in, uh, because I, I thought that that was the moral thing to do. I like to think of myself as the jawbone of an ass that Donald Trump used to kill a lot of frequency. That's good. That's good right there. I like, uh, I'm going to like the John story.
Fresh update on "rod" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Is a Philadelphia Eagle the present -day commanders receiver Curtis Samuel a hot topic of discussion for tallying season highs of nine catches for a hundred yards on 12 targets in Dallas last week Sam how just the way he can get in and out of breaks makes him really effective I know he's guy a that has a really good feel for zone coverage and then like I said his ability to get in and out breaks and create separation versus man coverage is really effective but I think when you when you have a good feel for zone you can beat man coverage that makes you a really good receiver. The New York Jets Aaron Rodgers clear for functional football activity 12 weeks after tearing his achilles and the team opening the 21 -day practice window for him to return Possibly yeah folks against the commanders on New Year's Eve now I'm old enough to remember as is Sean that when Steelers great Rod Woodson tore his ACL I believe it was the 95 season opener? It was in the mid 90s yeah. Yeah and return to play against the Cowboys in the Super Bowl that same season that's probably the most comeback miraculous in Adrian Peterson before he wore burgundy and gold tore up his knee at FedEx Field more than a decade ago in a late season game returned to the Vikings not only in week one but came within a few yards of the single season rushing record in an MVP season so it's possible Aaron Rodgers trying to add his name to a very impressive list Rob Woodfork WTOP sports. Thanks Rob 356. This Amtrak. Travel comfortably on Amtrak this holiday season with no middle seats and extra legroom they have just what you need. Book now at Amtrak .com. This week at Safeway. Perdue chicken thighs or drumsticks are 99 cents per
A highlight from 1454: How Much Will 1 Bitcoin be Worth By 2025? - Fidelity
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis, as we're currently pumping, looking to retest 36 G's baby. And quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, Max Keiser, Bitcoin separates money from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks, Bitcoin fixes this. He also predicts rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to his $220 ,000 target, send it, let's freaking go. Also breaking news, Bitcoin ordinals see a resurgence on the Binance listing, we'll also be discussing Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank officially launches her Bitcoin custody platform, as well as Hong Kong is now considering crypto ETFs as part of an effort to become the leading digital asset hub. I'll be breaking down this latest report, as well as the latest regarding Bitcoin ETFs and the fresh surge of capital incoming. We're also going to be discussing one of the largest asset managers in the world, which is Fidelity, currently with four and a half trillion in assets under management, exactly how much one Bitcoin will be worth by the year 2025, according to their head of macro, Jerry and Timur. Now that we have had a new price pump, this is a brand new prediction I have never shared before. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's crypto news alerts .net. Welcome everyone. This is podcast episode number 1454. I'm your host JV and today is November 7th, 2023. We have lots to cover. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do each and every day. As you can see on your screen, we got Bitcoin back in the green, looking to retest 36 ,000 and creeping towards that target while Ethereum, BNB and XRP are currently pulling back and in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap is on the climb as well at 1 .34 trillion dollars with roughly 45 and a half billion in volume in the past 24 hours. The Bitcoin dominance a little on the decline here today at 51 .8 % and the Ether dominance has been dropping as well, currently at 17 % even. I'd love for you to tell me in that chat, how high do you feel this Bitcoin dominance is likely to climb for this cycle peak? Let me know. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we got the trust wallet token leading the pack up 9 % trading at $1 .79, followed by Solana up 9 % trading at 44 bucks, followed by Kronos up almost 8 % trading just under 8 cents and checking out crypto bubbles so we can see the top 100 gainers of the past week. Kind of a lot in the red right now, but we do have a handful in the green as well. BNTWT up 9 % and PLS up 6 .4 % and TON up 6 .7 % with the biggest loser being WeMixed down almost 19 % and checking out one of my favorite indicators, the crypto greed and fear index shows we're currently rated a 68 in greed yesterday was a 74 last week a 66 and last month a 50 dead in the middle, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. How many of you are currently bullish on that king crypto? Please let me know in that live chat. So let's just kick it off into high gear and let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts where the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. So here we go. Check it out. You're looking at the Bitcoin one hour candle chart here. Bitcoin fell towards 34 .5 November 7th as analysts attention turned to mushrooming the open interest data from coin Telegraph and trading view showed Bitcoin struggling to reclaim 35 ,000 to support Bitcoin lacked clear direction into the Wall Street open, but market participants predicted the volatility would soon return. The reason they said was a sharp increase in open interest on derivative markets, quitting them here, almost 10 ,000 BTC worth 350 million in open interest added today, according to financial commentator Ted talks macro now coin Telegraph open interest reaching elevated levels has coincided with bouts of volatility in the recent months. Current levels total nearly 15 and a half billion at this time. And James van Stratton research and data analysts at crypto insights crypto slate described the fluctuations as noticeable, quitting him here. The CME exchange preferred by institutional investors has achieved a new record in open interest with 105 ,000 BTC contracts open valid at $3 .68 billion. Finance has edged past this figure would open interest of approximately 113 ,500 BTC. This trend points to increasing involvement in Bitcoin futures, hinting at either a positive shift in the market mood or a move towards protective strategies by the investors. Now the sense of uncertainty over how the open interest phenomenon would play out was shared by J .A. Martin, a contributor of on -chain analytics platform crypto quant as he shares here on X Bitcoin on the low timeframe. The open interest on Bitcoin futures is ramping up. Certain apes are taken significant positions, but it is unclear to me whether they're going to short or too long. Now in his analysis, he suggests the open interest was now in a territory that had previously seen 20 % of the Bitcoin price drawdowns, quitting him here historically, whenever this metric surpassed 12 .2 billion, it resulted in a minimum 20 % decline of the Bitcoin price. That interest open deserved significant attention. Now continuing this current pump, we have 36 ,000, which I think we're likely to retest here shortly as we started pumping right before I went live. According to school analytics, Bitcoin's looking like a short covering bounce here. Some open interest is coming off the lows here too. Word up and good to note. And going back here, let's see what other analysts we can quote here. We also have material indicators who shared the following. Calling a local top at 36 ,000 doesn't mean 36 ,000 is off the table this year. But the metrics I'm looking at indicate that at the very least it is off the table for this week. He says that call also doesn't mean the price will free fall back to the prior 25, 28, five range. But if a bull breakout isn't validated for this month, that range low is critical. So there you have it. I disagree with this analyst. Clearly, we're pumping right now and I feel we're likely to retest 36 ,000 potentially here today. We shall soon see. And quoting Max Keiser, the high priest of Bitcoin, he says, Bitcoin separates money and all that gold from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks. Bitcoin fixes this and he's responding to this news here. The king delivers the king's speech from the throne in the House of Lords chamber. The speech is written by the government and sets out the legislative agenda for the new session. Max Keiser also wrote here in regards to this tweet, the Fed doesn't want to talk about rate cuts, but Wall Street is sniffing out an increasing likelihood of just that. Six months ago, if the economy had fallen off the cliff, the Fed's hands were tied and it couldn't cut rates. Well, now it can. And Max Keiser responded, the rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to my 220 ,000 dollar target for sure. We'll send it and let's freaking go. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Bitcoin ordinals, which is their NFTs. How many of you have actually experimented or used Bitcoin ordinals before? Please do let me know. Ordinals is a BRC20 token collection minted on the Bitcoin blockchain, which surged 80 or sorry, 40 percent in the past 24 hours to $10 .19 after listing on the crypto exchange Binance. And according to Binance's November 7th announcement, traders can now trade ordinals against Tether. Now, Bitcoin and the Turkish lira as well, Binance claims that it did not charge developers any listing fees for the already token and that withdrawals will now open November 8th as part of the initial incentives. The first 1000 users who deposit at least 72 already to the exchange receive 50 USDT trading rebate voucher, quoting them here already is a relatively new token that poses a higher than normal risk and as such will likely be subject to high price volatility. Word up. Now, the Bitcoin ordinals is a numbering system that assigns a unique number to each individual Satoshi or one 100 million of a Bitcoin, enabling tracking and transfer and combined with the inscription process, which adds an additional layer of data to each Satoshi. This allows users to make unique digital assets on the digital Bitcoin blockchain. The current token listed on Binance already is not associated with developers of Bitcoin ordinals. Good to note. Invented by Web3 developer Rod or more in January, BRC20 tokens have surged in popularity of one of the largest technological advancements in a 15 year old block chain. Now, self custody wallet providers such as BitKeep now BitGet Wallet have enabled BRC20 token deposits as well as withdrawals since June. The total market cap of BRC20 tokens currently stands at one point three four billion dollars. So there you have it. Hi, fam. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Custodia Bank now offering Bitcoin custodial services. This is actually pretty cool. And this is Caitlin Long's company. By the way, she's also very bullish on BTC Custodia Bank, a crypto friendly bank founded by Bitcoin advocate Caitlin Long launched its BT custody platform. The firm shared November 7th to announce the launch of Custodia Bank's Bitcoin custody service targeting businesses like fiduciaries, investment advisors, fund managers and corporate treasurers. The launch comes soon after Custodia Bank earned approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking to go live with the service. The announcement notes and announcing the news, Custodia Bank emphasized that the platform is a non lending bank built by Bitcoiners that offer segregated custody accounts on its custom built Bitcoin custody platform. The statement said Custodia Bank offers integrated Bitcoin custody and U .S. dollar services all on one platform designed to simplify the user operations while reducing risk. Here's what they shared. Since we built our Bitcoin custody platform in -house, we are especially grateful to those willing to help us by providing user feedback. Now, Custodia Bank's approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking follows a series of regulatory challenges for the firm. Back in January of this year, the Federal Reserve Board rejected the bank's application to become a member of the Federal Reserve System. Not surprising, right? Saying it was inconsistent with the required factors under the law. The Fed subsequently denied Custodia's request to reconsider its membership application in the system. That's just straight wrong. In a detailed report back in March, the Fed's board said the decision to reject Custodia's app was due to concerns about banks with high concentration of activities related to the crypto industry. Hence why they don't want it. They don't want to support crypto, fam. It's clear. Custodia Bank opened for business in August of this year, though the Fed has blocked much of its proposed business model, which doesn't come as a surprise. Founded in 2020, Custodia is a bank aiming to bridge the gap between digital assets and a digital asset custodian. The firm was formerly known as Avante Financial Group and is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Custodia Bank did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but hey, it's definitely a good sign that adoption is coming and banks will be integrating Bitcoin or they're just going to get left behind. So hopefully many major banks follow in the footsteps of Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank. But let me know, fam, how you guys feel. And a reminder, only keep in the bank what you're willing to lose at the end of the day. Because what if there was a bank run? Even with it being FDIC insured, they don't have the money to give it to everybody. Hence what happened earlier in the year with the regional banking crisis and what happened in return to Bitcoin. We started pumping. In fact, Bitcoin's up well over 100 percent since the start of the year. And I feel we're just getting started. All right, fam. Now let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with the ETF news coming out of Hong Kong, which I know is not in the mainland of China, but still considered a part of China. And I think we're going to have ETF adoption not just in the United States, but clearly in Asia as well as in the Middle East, because in all markets they're seeking it and competition definitely a good thing, especially when it comes to these ETFs. So let's break down this latest report. Hong Kong is reportedly weighing the possibility of allowing the spot crypto ETF in a Bloomberg report. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission CEO, Julia Leong, outlines what it would take for the spot crypto ETFs to be authorized in the city -state, quoting her here. We welcome proposals using innovative tech that boost efficiency and customer experience. We're happy to try it as long as new risks are addressed. Our approach is consistent regardless of the asset. So according to Bloomberg, Hong Kong currently only allows future based crypto ETFs and among the listed products includes the Samsung Bitcoin futures active as well as the Bitcoin and Ethereum futures ETF issued by CSOP Asset Management. The possibility of a spot crypto ETF getting approved in Hong Kong comes at a time when Hong Kong's ambitions of becoming a leading digital asset hub are in high gear. According to the report earlier in the year, Hong Kong rolled out a virtual asset regulatory framework and on the crypto regulatory framework. Here's what she shared, Hong Kong's comprehensive virtual asset regulatory framework follows the principle of same business, same risks, same rules, and aims to provide robust investor protections and manage those key risks. This will enable the industry to develop sustainably and support innovation. Also reports emerged in June that Hong Kong Monetary Authority pushed for banks in the city -state to offer their services to licensed crypto exchanges. It was also reported in February that China was supposedly in support of Hong Kong's plans to allow both institutional and retail investors to trade in crypto assets. So there you have it, fam, mass adoption. Let's freaking go. We all know there's trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines just awaiting that spot Bitcoin ETF approval. And once we get that green light game on, it will absolutely be a game changer. But anyways, fam, now let's discuss Bitcoin ETFs being we're discussing them already. And it's on everyone's mind right now before we break into the latest prediction from one of the largest asset manager, Fidelity, who currently controls four and a half trillion in assets under management. Let's first discuss these BlackRock ETFs and ETFs from some of the other asset managers. Here we go. The launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF from BlackRock is a highly anticipated event in the crypto industry. I'd say the biggest, most anticipated event next to the Bitcoin halving. You know what I mean? It's expected to provide unprecedented institutional access to the crypto market, representing a significant shift from leading banks and promising substantial capital inflows. These developments will eventually change the industry and kickstart the new market cycle. What we're seeing in the market at the current moment is still speculation by the whales, some traditional firms and industry insiders. Now, while the move towards the ETF app approval is a positive development, the price discovery mechanism for Bitcoin is typically driven by derivatives like perpetuals. Let's keep in mind that these are leverage orders that can be liquidated with the right catalyst, whether on the upside or doing a pullback as traders take profit or leverage longs get liquidated. This means that recent price hikes post announcements weren't necessarily caused by a fresh inflow of institutional capital. Though that will happen eventually, they were actually caused by speculation around ETFs driven by people already plugged into the crypto space, including the whales, quoting them here. An ETF approval means that there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. That's right. And spot ETF. Unlike futures, there is true price discovery, so there will be no market manipulation. So we should still take this as a sign of institutional interest. It is not unlikely that the capital that kept Bitcoin outperforming traditional assets came from the large institutions or savvy allocators of capital buying ahead of the positive ETF news. CME futures are dominating the crypto future markets right now, suggesting that indeed it might be more traditional institutions that are speculating. These are some of the players that have entered the room in the previous cycles, bull run or not. This kind of activity is par for the course. Now, how capital from Bitcoin ETFs will eventually trickle down? Let's discuss it. We should still pay attention to the possibility of fresh capital coming in. Former BlackRock managing director Stephen Schoenfeld stated at CC Data's Digital Asset Summit in London that an ETF approval can bring 20 billion dollars into Bitcoin. While we all know that's extremely conservative, I'm looking at trillions pouring into the King, just saying. While Alliance Bernstein, the global asset management company, expects the BlackRock ETF approval to drive the crypto asset management way up, all the way up. Now, ultimately, an ETF approval means there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. This simple change will be greater than any other development in the market's history. This arrival of capital will come over time as more and more investors and asset managers digest the news, deciding that an allocation is not only responsible, but absolutely necessary preach. Likewise, the adoption of this financial product will take years as institutions such as broker dealers, banks and RIA's undergo due diligence and other processes before they can even offer Bitcoin ETFs. It will also hinge on the arrival of key players such as market makers that are an essential factor in building investor confidence. The role of the market maker is vital to ETFs. They are responsible for creating and redeeming new shares of an ETF, a role designed to keep its price tethered to the price implied by the value of the ETF holdings. Now, finally, we have the question of what a Bitcoin ETF means for the rest of the crypto market beyond Bitcoin itself. Market cycles have historically moved from Bitcoin first to ETH second and then cycled into the smaller altcoins or more exotic projects. This time around, the effects might be less direct, but still obviously noticeable. It is true that a rising tide is not guaranteed in the aftermath of the ETFs going live as the new inflow of capital will not come in the form of direct ownership of BTC. Investors who choose that instrument won't easily be able to change or diversify their exposure to other crypto assets until more ETFs are introduced. Now let's break into our featured story of the day and discuss what will one Bitcoin be worth in the year 2025. While Fidelity's head of macro, Julian Timmer, makes this prediction with an exact number. There's a brand new prediction I've never shared before, so let's break this one down, shall we? A massive shout out to everyone in that live chat just joining us. Fidelity Investments global macro director, Julian Timmer, is updating his outlook on Bitcoin following the latest Bitcoin price surge. He just shared on X to his almost 200 ,000 followers. The Bitcoin can soar beyond $96 ,000 by 2025 due to two main factors. He lays out a scenario for Bitcoin's price performance in the coming years based on retail interest rates, which is the interest rate minus inflation and the Bitcoin adoption rate, which is based on historical Internet adoption. Quoting Timmer here, with Bitcoin moving up once again, will its adoption curve accelerate as it did a few years ago? And how does the macro trend on rates affect it? Here's the data to consider. Here you go. I show a fair value band based on both the slope of the Internet adoption curve and the path for real rates. The bottom boundary assumes that the treasury inflation protected securities real rate of 2 .5 % and the upper boundary assumes negative 2%, which is where we were in 2021. The macro can speed up or slow down the adoption curve, which we have seen play out recently as outlined here in this chart. And looking at the chart, the analyst predicts the Bitcoin price would hit the lower bound of 41 ,000 in 2025 if the TIPS real rate remains as high as the current rate. However, if the real rate declines to what it was in 2021, the price prediction would soar to $96 ,210 in 2025, which is a 175 % increase from the current value. Now let's read his thread, which he shared here on X. I also got to throw out there, he also is predicting a $1 billion Bitcoin price by the year 2038. So by 2025, yeah, a little conservative, but extremely bullish for the long haul on Bitcoin. And I know I've covered that previously here on the show. How many of you have heard the billion dollar price prediction from Jerry and Timmer as I have covered it here? Let me know in that live chat. But anyways, let's just break down what he did share here in the thread so you can see the full discussion. Here we go. Above, I show the fair value, as I mentioned a little earlier. He also mentions the macro can speed up or slow down, which we have seen play out recently as outlined in the chart. He also says, assuming for a moment that Bitcoin will mature into an asset class that plays on the same team as gold and silver, how should we think about where it should sit in a 60 -40 portfolio and what would be a reasonable position size? Great question. Here's what he says. The good news for Bitcoin is it is an annualized volatility down from its 2018 peak, although at 58 % is still head and shoulders above traditional asset classes. That's right. There's no asset in which can compete with the king crypto because Bitcoin is a hedge against inflation as well as a hedge against deflation. It's a store value. It's incorruptible. It's unconfiscatable. And guess what? Gold can't compete either. He also shares here even better is 52 week correlation versus the S &P 500 had declined steadily and is now actually negative. More on the Bitcoin outlook on the next thread. And I highly encourage you to follow Jerry and Timmer. He shares a lot of good threads here, especially regarding Bitcoin and what's happening around, you know, the ETFs, the Bitcoin halving, the macro and all of these TA, which is technical analysis. You know what I mean? Let's see if I can find another good thread for you. He has quite a lot and he's very active as well. Here we go. Here's a good thread right here. He mentions continuing the discussion for my recent thread on Bitcoin. Let's talk about Bitcoin as a store of value. Yes, please. Let's talk about this. Shall we? Gold is delivering solid risk adjusted returns remains hard to beat above. We see that gold has one of the best sharp ratios out there, but Bitcoin is respectable as well in line with other major asset classes. This chart is based on monthly returns because it broadens the universe of alts. In this case, alt such as managed futures and equity long, short hedge funds are the less liquid variety, which broadens the mix while improving their returns. And below is a ranking of correlations to the S &P 500 based on monthly data of September. Bitcoin still has a positive correlation to the equities, but less than many other assets as outlined right here in this chart. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in our live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
Fresh update on "rod" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Ranked defense Vic Fangio units that ranks 11th best against the past and 6th best against the run Sam Howell. Yeah I mean obviously they do a good job with disguises and there's a of lot really smart players on the defense and then they definitely know what they're doing as far as trying to make certain things look like other things so it's a little bit of a challenge pre -snap at the end of day you got to snap the ball and you know you have your post snap indicator as far as what you're looking at and things that will tell you where the ball should go so those things will be definitely very important this week. The commander's defense making another change to the staff reportedly adding former Bills coach Jim Salgado the move comes nearly a week after the firing of DB's coach Brent Blamire and coordinator Jack Del Rio. Here's some breaking news the New York Jets have opened the 21 -day practice window for Aaron Rodgers to return from injured reserve 79 days after he tore his achilles. Wow. Coach Robert Sala said today Rodgers has been cleared for functional football activity as he says and so that doesn't mean he will return uh -huh it means that he can. You know he will be out there. Of course he's going to be out there. That's unbelievable. That is unbelievable actually. I'm old enough to remember when Rod Rod Woodson came back from a torn ACL in the same season with the Pittsburgh Steelers once upon a time and that was miraculous. Rob Woodfork WTOP sports. Thank you sir. Still to come. Is representative George Santos now on the verge of getting kicked out of Congress. I'm Mitchell Miller today on the Hill. It's 127. Doing business is a pleasure with a pallet barrel starch. Driving automotive treasure park in your own garage for over 40 years. Fair Oaks has believed lower prices and higher standards should be the norm. I'm Melanie Funkhouser, president of Fair Oaks. Right now save up to 25 % on all in stock 23 Grand Cherokee 4xE. See dealer for details. Fair Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram online at fairoaksmotors .com. The following is a paid commercial message. This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. As we are in the midst of yet another hectic holiday, I hope that all of you will experience the joy, the
A highlight from RadCast Rewind: Episode with Fishing Legend Al Linder, Now on Carbon TV
"Hey, Radcast is on. And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. There's nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. Hayling from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thank you so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrill. Again, Al, it's great to have you on the program. I do want to give a quick shout out to Danny Kertola, my cousin, for helping set this up with Al. That was a big deal. Thanks, Danny. Yeah, so I really appreciate Danny and Al. Just want to welcome you to the show. Al, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. It's going to be well below zero tonight. So Al, that's probably one of the big motivations for Patrick and I to start this podcast is we both have young families and we're both avidly into the outdoors, whether it's fishing, hunting, or a little bit of both. So that's our goal is to recruit new anglers and new hunters to the outdoors. The timing is really appropriate for it. We've got a whole new recruitment coming in because of COVID that our sport has never seen before, experience in the outdoors. And they need some guidance in a lot of cases to respect the resource. And that's an important part of what's happening now with these whole lot of these newbies coming in. Yeah, it's been fun to watch you over the years because you've really helped teach everybody about that. And I know as a kid, I always looked forward to outdoor life coming in the mail and also in Fisherman Magazine, because that was the thing was I wanted to learn more about fishing and growing up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it was like a dead zone of fishing. There's really not much close unless you're going to drive two hours to Glendo, three and a half hours to Seminole, five hours to Boyson, you just forget about it. There's just nothing there. You talk about teaching people. I was reading that as much as I could, because I knew when I went, I had to really capitalize on those trips. And you've done an amazing job about that. And I just wanted to know if you could just share some tips with us, what's some key strategies of getting kids and just other anglers out on the water? What are some good strategies and tips? Number one, make sure you take them when you can get them back. I can't hold eyes how important that is, especially with the younger ones that have shorter tension spans. And it is critical that barber is going down or something pulling on the end of that line. And that's one. And even with new adults, and we have a lot of those coming into the sport now that have never fished before. And yes, they have patience where the young people don't, however, their patience will reign after one or two trips without getting a bite. It's the biggest hindrance that I've seen to our sport and your people back. The key is getting a bite to light that fire. They got to catch something. And you don't want to take them out in miserable weather conditions. You have to weather good and do everything in your power to make sure that they get back. And the reason people fish and continue to fish is they had a good experience and a good experience is something pulling on the end of their line. That's really the reason you're out there. That's what motivates people. It's the miracle of a fish. It is amazing to me, my entire life in this business to see what a fish can do to change somebody's life. Yeah, a kid sitting on the dock catching bluegills and all of a sudden nowhere, a two pound bass runs out from under the dock and grabs your bait. You never had your catching your six and having a ball and out of this bass is there. Your hook did break where you landed your life forever. Somebody has never met fish. Yeah, they heard something about it. They're going out with somebody that knows something about all of a sudden next to the boat. This monster opens his mouth and bites on it. It's an image that burns into your spirit that will change. It never goes away. That's what lights the fire in this sport. And it's why it's so important that the end of good weather to do it. And that's the key is to get them action. And then if they're really young, you know, after two, three hours, they like to think around and alive. You get a few fish around all kids like that. They're fascinated with fish bouncing around in the life. And that's the key. It really is the key to keep them motivated, keep them fishing action in a short period of time. But again, with the adult or even a young person after after. So you get them out for two trips the third time. Yeah, you're going to say you want to go fishing with me today. You got too bad experience that they're going to go back and play video games. So the interest won't be there. Well, I was fortunate enough to grow up near Saltwater and my dad in the Pacific Northwest. We did a lot of salmon and halibut and deep sea. And I got introduced very young to fishing. We actually just had a podcast with my dad on talking about starting that fire that you're talking about. I'm curious, who was the fishing mentor in your life? The person that got you hooked on fishing? Well, actually, my brother's 10 years my senior. And he took me everywhere from the time I was a little kid. He's seeing a burning passion. He shared that he said there was something about it from the time you were little. You were obsessed with fish and fishing. And he nurtured that. He actually nurtured that in him being 10 years older than I am. Yeah, he took me under his wing. And I had some really good experiences in those years. One of them that really fed my passion for fishing was my mother. And this is strange, but I got to share that story with you. My brother obviously loved the fish. So he took me everywhere we could go. We fished all over the ponds and lakes and creeks and rivers in between Chicago and Milwaukee. And there's many of them. And we were out every moment we could go. He'd be able to go the way he took me. But my mother really liked to fish. And she's seen people would ask me at a young age, wouldn't you go to a Christmas gathering of family or friends like this? And yeah, what are you going to do when you grow up? Boldly coming? I'm going to be living fishing. That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to look at you. Oh, OK. You're going to blow it off. And my mother, she, under the guy, my brother, would she at Christmas time or birthdays or special event every time I found my Christmas presents and gifts were the latest, greatest fishing tackle in the industry, whether it was a rod, a reel, a lure, magazines, books, anything that she fed that fed it and fed it. Never said that's a dumb thing. How are you going to make a living in a fishing industry? Especially at that time, that many years ago. Yeah. And the only thing you get, you tackle manufacturers and outdoor writers that at that time, one of the inspiring outdoor writers to me as a kid was Jason Lucas. He wrote for Sports of Field at that time. And he wrote a book called Lucas on Bass. And I'll bet you I read it a dozen times. It marked every page, the experiences burned into my mind. But experiences like that, and then television, I remember pioneers of the TV fishing business, the first one, his name was Gattabot Gattis, the Flying Fisherman. He was the first one that syndicated television fishing shows. And he'd fly to different locations all over the country and share his fishing experience, Gattabot Gattis. And then that led to Virgil Ward, that was the true championship fishing. And he was the one that lit by fire to get into the fishing industry and do a television show in the business. He was here in my hometown in Brainerd, Minnesota, when we were starting Lindy Jackal Company. And his producer, his name was Jayden, he gave us a call at the office one day and he says, Hi, I'm Dave Jayden, I'm with Virgil Ward, championship fishing. We've been in the area for three days. We're having, we want to do well, I should have went to Bass Busters gig. And he says, can you help? And I understand with the way you're a really good fisherman, everybody says, go call Al if you want one. So should we do a show? That's absolutely. We went out, we got a phenomenal show shot in four hours, he got everything done. He's all happy. He took off, went back to Missouri, and we finished that. My brother looks at me that night, we're talking. He says, that's great. He does a television show and talks about the lures that he manufactures. I said, we could do that. We got, why don't we start a television fishing show and help with that's what led our fire. And that was it. That trip went there and we bought a camera. I mean, that's what camera and my brother learned how to use it and how to voice tape together. And you're shooting with film at that time. You had to rewind these stories on how you get into the game and into the fishing industry and into the sport and the different aspects that are available. You get these different stories from everybody that is enough to make a living business. But I'll go back to what I said just a little bit. Just what a fish could do to change somebody's life. It's astounding to me how it happens all the time. One experience with a fish and just bam, your life is changed by it. Yeah, I agree. It's an amazing experience. I remember catching fish when I was little and how it lit my fire. And again, I promised that I would do this on the podcast and I hope it's not lost because you hear this stuff a lot. But my friend Seth Ewing, who lives in northern Idaho and myself, we grew up just eating up your shows and the magazine. And it really did benefit both of us. He's an incredible fly fisherman and he learned a lot from your fly fishing video that you guys put out with Dahlberg. And I love the smallmouth and the walleye and those kind of species. And so it's just one of those things where I hope it's not lost on you when you hear us say thank you so much for doing all of that because it really did inspire a lot of people across the United States and the world to go out and fish and to take other people fishing, which I think is really cool. One of the things that I always enjoyed and my dad and I always enjoyed watching you fish was just the joy on your face. You were always chuckling and laughing and having a great time. We were just living vicariously through you as the wind blew about 70 miles an hour through Cheyenne, but it's just, it really did make a big difference. And I do want to, I want to ask about this because this is really important to David and I, we both have little kids and we take them out fishing, hunting different activities and you have kids of your own. And I know like he's very influential and big into the fishing business as well. But can you talk a little bit about what that was like raising your kids to be fishermen, but also raising them during that time that you're just so busy and you got all these things going on with the fishing world and the fame that you had going on. How did you manage all those things and still make it a great experience for your kids? They grew up in the business they did. There's not all seven, Ron had seven children. I've got two boys, all of the kids, even the girls, three of his kids are girls. They all served in the business doing something. Yeah. From the time we started Lindy Tackle Company, they were pouring sinkers and learning how to tie snails, raffle them on cars. They were exposed to the business as a family run business all their life when they grew up in different fields and did other things. But a number of them stayed in the business and are in the business today, like Jimmy and Banny and Billy and my son Troy.
A highlight from 102 - FTX Exchange Reboot, Record Token Staking, SBF takes the stand, and More!
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Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the world of crypto, we've got you covered. Each week, we'll break down the top news stories of the past seven days, giving you the information you need to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. Plus, we'll share quick bites of news and insights that you won't want to miss. If you're new to crypto, we recommend starting with our early episodes where we break down the basics and give you the solid foundation to understand the crypto world. Join us as we explore the ever -evolving world of crypto currency and educate ourselves along the way. On this week's episode, we discuss the final stages of the FTX exchange reboot. We look at the huge increase in token staking of late and finish off with Sam Bankman -Fried and him taking the stand. Which is the final part of the trial happening in New York City. My name is Tracey and this week it's Blake and I as Craig has laryngitis. Get well soon buddy. Yeah, not too good Craig, Blake. Yeah, hey Tracey, great to be back. Some interesting stories and a brand new segment that we'll talk about a little bit into this week's episode, one that I'm super excited about. It is pretty funny. You have to hang around for that one folks. Too bad Craig's not here because he would love this one. Yeah, right up his alley. It is. Let's get started. Quick chat about the market. October finishing today, still sitting around the 35 ,000 mark where we were this time last week. That's right, Trace. We cracked $50 ,000 Australian dollars per Bitcoin. So, you know, I think we can say that the bear market might be over. I have been a bit of a bear and I'm feeling bullish, so yeah. Is it up only from here mate? I know November is notoriously a bad month, so we'll see. I'm feeling good, but yeah, it's pointing in the right direction. I think it all comes off the back of, you know, the speculation about the Bitcoin ETF. There's been more registrations for the tickers on the clearing system for the NASDAQ, which is where the Bitcoin ETFs will be listed for trading. Which suggests that the players that will be managing these ETFs are already preparing all of the groundwork for their product to be listed and traded. So there's nine all up potential and we will know by the 10th of January, so getting closer and closer. That's it. Let's move on to our first story, Blake. A FTX exchange is getting closer to its restart. The FTX are reportedly evaluating three proposals for its relaunch, with the final decision expected mid -December. The move, which follows discussions around a potential restart of the exchange, could be crucial for refunding those customers who lost money during its shutdown. Although the bidders' names remain undisclosed, potential options look to include a total sale of the exchange, a partnership or an independent relaunch by FTX. Although the latter, I'm told, is probably not going to happen. So it's interesting to see the timing of this as well. Obviously, we know the trials going on. What do you think? This is obviously good news for the customers. Yeah, you know, we spoke about this with Jax when we had him on as a guest. It's a great opportunity to restart a great business or at least the platform and the user experience and the product was great. And yeah, hopefully all the creditors get paid back in full and then people were happy with the product. There were millions of users on there, so they might be able to restart the business. Because obviously the funds get given back onto the exchange so that people decide to keep them on there, take them off. Correct, yeah. And interesting to see who those bidders are, those last three. Well, I think we had some leaks early on that there were large financial institutions like trading houses and banks. We'll see what deal comes of that one. Next up, according to new research, more tokens are being staked than ever. According to State, their latest report told us, staking rates for the top 35 proof of stake currencies hit a record high of 52 .4 % in quarter three. Marking an increase from the previous quarter of 49 .3%. The report also found the networks with the highest staking rates were Aptos, Su, Minasilana and Cosmos. However, these higher staking rates led to a decrease in staking yields with an average yield dropping to 10 .2%. Blake, do you want to explain a little bit more about this to the listener and why that drop in yield occurs? Yeah, of course. So, you know, these layer one blockchains and sometimes layer two chains, they incentivise their token holders to stake their tokens to validate transactions on the network. So it's kind of like a clearinghouse, they're lending their computing power and they're staking a financial incentive to say that, hey, we're trustworthy, we should be allowed to verify your transactions on the network. And this contributes to the security and the robustness as well as the availability of the blockchain. So as a result, the fees that you pay with your transactions on the blockchain go... Towards that yield. But there is a yield curve. And what I mean by that is that the more people that stake, the safer the network becomes. And that means proportionally, everyone will get a smaller percentage of the total fees that are being generated by the network. When there are less people staking, there's a larger incentive for more people to stake because people are getting proportionally more rewards on the network. So blockchains some have your higher rewards, others have less. I think Ethereum... Yeah, what's with Ethereum then? You're getting about four and a half percent per annum, probably not too dissimilar to what you would get in a bank account. And then you're contributing, it's kind of like a term deposit, you're contributing to the success of the network. What's interesting though is that Ethereum is on the lower end of total tokens staked proportional to the tokens on issue. With only about 22 % of all tokens on the Ethereum network being staked and validating transactions. So this is a slow process, but I think that overall, we can expect that these numbers increase over time as the tooling and the infrastructure for easy staking becomes available. Because there are risks associated with it. If you mess it up, you could lose your coins. Yeah, that is a little bit risky. Well, it's still a bit of a return on the bank, obviously. Yeah, that's right. If you're putting in a term deposit, it's quite similar. Okay, interesting. Well, we can put a link to that report in the show notes if everyone wants to read it. That's a good idea. Let's do that. We'll pop that in there for anyone that wants to delve a little further into staking. Moving on for an update on the SBF trial. In an unusual move, Sam Bankman -Fried was questioned without the jury present. We weren't sure whether he was actually going to stand and be questioned himself, but he was. While answering questions from both the defense and the prosecution, they asked the jury to leave. This is last Friday that this happened, and apparently the judge wanted to have a conversation with just him on his own. So this happened last Friday break, but then he was on the stand again yesterday, correct? Correct, yes. Then yesterday, he took the stand to be questioned again and by both his lawyer and by the prosecution. SBF had largely offered vague responses to date, often stating that he does not recall conversations or statements that he made in the past. In fact, he said, I don't recall more than 100 times in court on Monday, many times with regard to aspects of allegations directly involved in the theft of about $10 billion from FTX users. So that's basically all he's saying at the moment. He does not recall. That's his line. I think it was left there yesterday, and he's got one more day on the stand today. Tomorrow our time. So we'll see how that's going, but he's sticking with this story that he basically does not remember a lot, and he's denying any wrongdoing. And apparently the judge was none too happy with his time on the stand either. I don't think she's a big fan. So we will see how that goes, but that is the end of the questioning now, and I think they deliberate for the next two or three weeks, and then we'll get some kind of result. Moving on, folks. It's time to unveil our newest segment. It is Dobbin Degen. We want you to spill the crypto beans on one of your friends who is a real degenerate, whether they're riding pumps to the moon with speculative tokens or maybe selling their car to buy an NFT or meme coins. Maybe they've believed in the most obscure, unbelievable project that's really to their detriment, and they can't see reality. We've all got one of those mates. Some more than others, maybe. So drop us an email and Dobbin a mate for a chance to share their epic crypto adventures with the public. You can do this anonymously via an email or leave us a voice message. We'll put the details in the show notes below, and we'll read out the funniest stories that we receive. That's right, Trace. We have made all the mistakes in the book, and we've seen our friends and family make all the mistakes as well. From punting on shitcoins, leverage trading, speculative yield farming, and buying stupid looking JPEGs hoping that somebody in the future will buy them for a higher price. We've learned from our mistakes though, Tracee, and that's why we offer a product like Bamboo, because the DCA strategy is a tried and tested strategy for investing particularly into a volatile asset class. And our customers are yielding great results from that strategy even through the bear market. So Dobbin a DJ, so we can learn from their mistakes and have a laugh along the way. Absolutely. So this week, we are Dobbin in a mate of ours, aren't we Blake? That's right. We don't want to name and shame him completely, so let's call him Rod Sturges. Blake, what has Rod been up to? Rod's certainly a character, and I think he typifies this segment. And I've got a couple stories. There's probably many you could have chosen from. That Rod has. Well, first of all, he is a big fan of the Project Star Atlas. I don't know if anyone else has heard about this, but it's a metaverse game, a futuristic metaverse game.
A highlight from Nashville and Bitcoin October Updates at Bitcoin Park
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A highlight from Reeling in Records: Patricks Wyoming World Record Catch
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on. And welcome to the show Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. I am looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than a coke in Minnesota. If I can't be out fishing, I should be talking about fishing. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bow Spider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrill. Well welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors everybody. I'm Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrill. We had a cool thing that happened over the last couple weeks we want to tell you about. We are now on Carbon TV, right David? Yes, this will be one of the episodes you'll be able to listen to on Carbon TV. We're super excited to be on that platform. I've been poking around and checking out all the other content on there and there's a lot of it Patrick. Yeah, it's pretty extensive. I was surprised at all the different shows that they had available and it was an inspiration to us to get on there after having Christy Titus on who's Pete Rogers as well. So maybe we should be on here since this is where a lot of our audience would be, right? Correct. It's exciting to be on there. It's exciting to see the growth. This is, we're starting November. We'll be starting year five, Patrick. We're climbing episodes for sure. Getting up there. Still getting out and about. It's not hard water season yet. I wanted to let everybody know we have one more exciting piece of news talking about fishing and out and about. I did see a post in a picture that it's official. We do have a world record holder on the podcast. Thank you. Yeah, it's pretty crazy. I got notification after six months of waiting in agony about my world, pending world record. It happened. Have a, have an old time. The old record, it wasn't an ounce, right? It was almost a pound. The state record I smashed, the world record, I actually tied the guy. We co -hold the record, but I also had 0 .4 ounces on there and they round down. So I'm about half an ounce. I want horseshoes out of moms and hanged in raids. That's where it counts in close. Yeah, no, it's pretty cool for the state of Wyoming too, because we only have one other all tackle world record and the only other one is the golden trout, which I would much rather have that one, but I don't. So I'll take what I can get and having the white sucker all tackle world record is pretty cool. That means it's the biggest of mine, rod, reel, any of that. So it's pretty cool. Oh, you were talking about all tackled world record is held in here in Wyoming. So we need to get a few more of those shovel meadows needs to come here. So you got work to do. That's what I would say. Yeah. I was doing some research on that just the other day, just for fun. And so I had the world record or the world fishing hall of fame, freshwater fishing hall of fame. I had their book out and I had the IGFA book out. I'll tell you what, man, there's some really tough ones. It's going to be really hard to break some of those. I was, although for the IGFA, there there is some hope for some of the younger folks. So like our kids, they have a juniors division and then they also have a small fry division for kids. And there's several species in there that are vacant. Like no one has a record of any kinds and their species have to catch a fish. Yup. And their species that we have here in Wyoming. So it's potentially one of our kids could be an IGFA world record holder. They, it wouldn't be an all tackle, but it'd be for their age group and their division. That's definitely a doable thing if they wanted to do it. That'd be really exciting. If one of the kids was a world record IGFA holder, that's, that's actually, there's a potential. So everybody else, your books and you might not be able to get in the adult division, but to take a kid, put the rod and wheel in their hands and see if you can get them a record. Yeah. And it's funny, you can see which species are super popular because the walleye has a whole bunch of different records. Walleye being one of the most popular game fish in North America, largemouth bass. There's a bunch of them that have records, but then you start getting into the more obscure things like tiger muskies and tiger trout and stuff like that. And there's a lot less of them. If you're going to go break a world record, maybe that's something you look for. Some species only have the all tackle division open. So if you look at IGFA, the white sucker, that's all they do is the all tackle. But if you go to the freshwater fishing hall of fame, you can do the all tackle and all the line class records too. And so it's based on the type of line you're using and you have to send all that in and get it tested for break strength and a number of other things, but you can get a world record that way. So there's, and Danny, his name is in that line class world record book a lot. He's in there a whole bunch, which was cool to see that he still has a whole bunch of golden trout records and mountain white fish and other cool things that we have here in Wyoming. That's pretty neat. When we were elk hunting, we took the kids to elk camp for about three days. I would say elk hunting was on pause, but we were at elk camp and certainly it was a, it was a good time. Took the kids fly fishing in the stream and caught a lot of trout. That's awesome. What was the, was it all like brook trout or what? We can at least get over some of the particulars about how to do a world record and all that. Basically the idea of how to go about finding a world record that you can break and then going after it. How's that sound? Yup. I can even lead when you hit the flag button and tell me when you're ready. Go for it. Patrick, for everybody out there, how do you go about, you've identified that there's a flawed or a species that you like to fish for. We've talked about getting it weighed and certified, but how would you go about identifying a potential species to go after and what would you do if you were going to truly do that? Yeah, so I'd say it's going to vary by individual, but like for most people, you just have to get an awareness of what the records are. There's a lot of records out there and you also have to look at who the, you know, issuing agency or organization is. So there's the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. They have their own record book. It's totally independent of the IGFA. And so what I would recommend is you can go online and you can go to their websites and you can scour and look and see what some of those records are or you can do like I did and pay a membership and get the books so that you can see what they are and just easily flip through them, highlight and just see who's got what record. Then the other thing is you got to look and see what are the species in my area that I could potentially break a record, right? Golden trout in Wyoming, you could potentially break that record because we have golden trout here. If you're living in a state that doesn't have golden trout, it's going to be a lot harder, right? So that's just common sense. But you want to look for the species that actually grow big and you're part of the United States or abroad and start working on that, especially if you have a body of water that's close by. But it's important for a lot of reasons. I think it brings excitement to fishing, right? It gives you something fun and exciting to chase after. And I also think that it shows that conservation efforts are working because people keep saying, oh, there's not going to be any more records for this kind of fish or that kind of fish. And yet every year you have different records being broken. Like I was talking to the guy from the Game and Fish that was interviewing me about my two state records and he said, I'm just so surprised at how many state records there have been lately. And it's surprising, but not like I feel like conservation efforts and fish biology has come a long ways and we're growing bigger and better fish. And so I think that having world records, having ultimate angler programs, master angler programs, it goes a long way in just helping to raise awareness about growing some of those bigger fish and really encouraging people to be good stewards of what they have. We've talked about that on lots of levels. And I understand from the hunting aspect a little more, but I would say the biologists are doing a more holistic approach to reservoir stream management. And whether you're a catch or release or a catch and take, we won't get too far into that argument, but those creel limits are set and are pretty well monitored anymore. You don't have the good old days where people just went out and caught what they caught and did what they did. It's a little more regulated for sure. And that the benefit of that is we're seeing higher quality fisheries across the nation. Yeah, I would agree with that. And I think if the fish biologists are doing their due diligence and doing their job, the bodies of water that need you to come and catch and take, they're going to encourage that by setting creel limits that are very liberal, right? So that people can take a lot of fish. Maybe they have a slot limit where you can only keep them at a certain size. Those kind of things, I think, really help fish populations grow and help you grow record size fish. The ones that just stay the same all the time, they don't really pay attention to them because there are some places like that's where you have a problem. And I think like just here locally here in Fremont County, like we have an opportunity to grow some really big fish, because we have biologists that are paying attention. And it's really cool to bring a world record to Fremont County, especially from one that was in Minnesota. Minnesota is known for fishing, right? I would say Wyoming is more known for its hunting than its fishing. But we have some incredible fishing here. And so it's pretty cool to bring a world record back to the state and to see our fisheries biologists get really excited about it. I thought that was pretty cool too. So explain to me, what is a slot limit for somebody nomenclature who's never heard that term before? Yeah, so it's basically just saying like, certain size fish you can keep certain size you can't. So in some states, like if you catch a walleye between 15 inches and 20 inches, you can only keep two or three of those. And then you have to throw back everything under that size. And maybe they'll let you keep one over that size. So they're regulating the population based on the sizes that they want. So Flaming Gorge is an example where they want you to keep lake trout under 24 inches or 28 inches, something like that. But they want you to release the bigger fish because they have too many of the smaller fish in the reservoir to feed. And there's only so much food in that body of water. So that's essentially what slot limits are designed to do is you want to keep a lot of those eaters that people can take home. And by doing that, you reduce the amount of biomass or the amount of mouths to feed in that body of water, thus sustaining a better, healthier population where fish can actually grow to behemoth size. And I would say, thinking about it, it's pretty easy in the hunting world to do that kind of regulation. Well, it's a lot limit. Sometimes they say three point minimum, sometimes it's antlerless only, sometimes it's antlered only. And they have a whole bunch of reasons why they're putting those limitations to achieve different outcomes, right? Either reduce herd size, increase quality, increase male to female. But in fishing, it's a little harder to, especially freshwater fish, to really sex those fish and say, oh, that's a male, that's a female. During spawning time, potentially, yes. I think of salmon. It's pretty easy. When they're getting ready to spawn, they run up the river going, oh, that's a buck, that's a hen. 365, catching a walleye out in the lake. I could, until it's filleted, I couldn't really tell you what it was. Yeah, some fish species is pretty hard to tell the difference. And like you said, some of them, it's super easy. But some states go to, out in the Midwest, you have states that have fish openers and closers, like they have closed fishing season certain times a year for certain kinds of fish or certain drainages. Even in Wyoming, we have certain drainages that are closed at certain times to protect those spawning fish. And then again, it all goes back to that stewardship piece. What they want to do is have a good successful spawn so that we have lots of fish in the future. And I'm all in favor of that as long as it's not too restrictive. And it's actually based on what's best for that fishery. But yeah, quite a bit different bodies of water sturgeon might be protected certain times like around here, sauger if protected on the Wind River at certain times. And so you just have to pay attention and make sure that you're abiding by those regulations and that you're doing it right. It's all for the betterment of those species. And it's important to pay attention to that because we want good fishing for our kids. Oh, yeah. A world record I'd love to go chase would be halibut, right? But to sit here in Wyoming and say, you know what, I'm going to go break the halibut world record. It's 400 million pounds and there's been halibut are not a difficult fish species to target. They just aren't. If you've cat fished, they're similar to that. They're gonna eat bait that's on the bottom. Getting bait in front of them is the important part. Getting in on the fish is like anything you'd you could be in the same body of water on two different boats and one guy's limited out one guy doesn't catching fish. So part of it is just where you're at, right. But for me to sit here and say, Oh, I'm going to go get that record. You got to catch a lot of halibut and let a lot of halibut go and you're going to spend a lot of time and halibut lives coastal water specific and Atlantic. I'm a long ways from either either ocean. Realistically for me to sit down and say I'm going to get the next world record halibut. That's not a great goal to set for myself. However, if I want to set golden trout, shovelnose sturgeon, maybe even sucker. I know where a world record sucker is caught. I think there might be another one out there. There could be. And that's the thing. I've had a couple of people message me. They're like, we're going to come for your record. I'm like, do it. That's that's the point is that records are meant to be broken, right? And I'm sure it'll happen at some point. But this IGFA record has stood for almost 40 years. That's a long time. But if it stands for six months or if it stands for 60 years, you've got the piece of paper, you've gone out and accomplished it and done it and given recognition to that fish species. And part of that shows that, again, that ecosystem, that habitats got to be healthy if it's producing quantity and quality at the same time. Yeah. And I've told people for a long time, we are really lucky to live where we do because there are some massive fish here. You look at the state record walleye over 17 pounds, the yellow perch over two pounds, crappie over two pounds. There's some big fish in this area. And the potential for world records exists not just with white sucker, to your point. We could get a world record sogger here. We could do a world record a lot of things, but it just depends, again, on the body of water, the environmental conditions. But what's really cool is that I think everybody across the country has an opportunity. You just have to go and see what species of fish that you have that you could potentially chase a record for. It's fun to think about and something fun to try. It's always good to have goals. It's usually mine is like master anglers or I want to catch a new species or I want to catch a new fish to try to cook. And all that culminated in this world record because I wouldn't normally target sucker. I don't target sucker on purpose very often. And it's just another really cool species to go after. Again, if you're going to call yourself a great angler, which I hope to be able to do someday, you really got to be able to catch all the fish and learn how to catch all those fish. And that's part of the fun. You got to be multifaceted. And as you talk about that, I think about bear hunting, very specifically, carnivore hunting, but bear hunting, you've got to set goals, right? And if your goal when you first said, I'm going to break the world record, black bear, good luck, go ahead, have fun, right? I'm not going to say you shouldn't have that goal or somebody shouldn't. For me personally, if I wanted to get a bear, then I want to get a lot of bears, then I want to get a big bear. And now I just want to interact and see and be within bears territory, bear country, and be able to know what that bear is going to do before he does it right. Oh, he's going to use this saddle, he's going to use that edge of timber. Oh, he's going to come back out here. And the next goal is wolf. And then the next goal is mountain lion. And then the next goal and there's, you can keep setting those goals. And you don't have to be for lack of a better word, back east whitetail hunter and say, I'm going to break the county and state and the world record in inches of whitetail. It can just be, I'm going to break the record of how many deer walk under my stand this year and don't notice that I'm there, right? It could be a catch or release. How many rainbows can I catch or release on this body of water? And I think of couple reservoirs that are close to us on the right day on the right time. Boating 15 or 20 rainbows is a fun day. Oh yeah, it's so much fun. And giving yourself something to chase after is always a good thing. And no matter what you do in podcasting for us, it's how many episodes can we put out that are compelling that people want to listen to? How many different states can we hit people in to listen to it? You got to have goals for everything that you do in life. And I think for me for fishing, there's lots of different reasons that I do stuff like my kids, I want them to catch master anglers because I want them to get to catch all these cool fish and I want to do it too. And it's just a fun thing that we can all do together. But I think another cool part of it for me, especially over the last several years, has been, can I catch this fish and what does it taste like? Can I make with it? And that's where the whole sucker thing started was Jim Zumbo talking about how you can do this with them and you can do that with them. And I've never really tried that same thing with carp. Like I tried a bunch of stuff with carp this year I would have never done. I don't ever target carp specifically until this year. But it is fun to expand your horizons right and see what kind of angler you are see what you're made of and then of course see what that resource is all about see what that fish brings to the table quite literally that could be interesting or new and it's good to push yourself to try those new things.
A highlight from Unveiling the Allure of PK Lures with Curt Reeff
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on! And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. Hey, I'm looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than you'd be talking about. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrow. Welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors. I'm one of your hosts, Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrow. It's good to be back in the studio and today we're because we get to have one of our sponsors on the show technically too because you're here as well. We get to have one of our sponsors on the show and of course one of my favorites just because I love the fishing side so much. So, Curt Reef, owner of PK Lures, welcome to the podcast, man. Hey, guys. It's always exciting to follow what PK Lures is doing because they're always innovating. Pat O 'Grady and the team that Curt has, they're always coming up with ideas and they're testing out things to help you catch more and bigger fish, which is one of the reasons I use PKs all the time. I'm a bigger fly fisherman. I always have been ever since I was young, but I have no problem picking up a rod and reel. I have no problem putting on bait. I have no problem grabbing a rifle when it's rifle season even though I'm a bow hunter, right? I don't discriminate. However, there's a couple rivers here in Wyoming that I tried fly fishing and tried fly fishing and asked the locals and asked the guides and asked the shops and got the flies and beat that water up and Patrick takes me down there and we throw a PK on and I'm killing some big trout, big fish, and having a blast doing it. He's working on converting me to typically the rod and reel and the fly rod now are always in the truck. And they're both great, but it is really cool. PK is always doing some cool stuff and I have a long history with PK, but still I got to say one of my favorites is the flutter fish. I catch fish everywhere on that thing. And guys ask me, me personally, friends, listeners of the show, and they, specifically the other two sponsors, which is High Mountain Seasoning and PK, they're like, you're paid to use it. You're paid to talk about it. You really like it. I'm like, I've told them several times. If I wasn't affiliated with him, I'd be using High Mountain Seasoning and just seeing the difference in putting any PK on, especially the Red Dot Glow, wherever we go, charge that thing up with a flashlight and catch some walleye at night. It's a blast. Yeah, exactly. So Kurt, it's really cool to have you on the show. Thanks again for sponsoring the show. We certainly love our PKs and we're using them quite often because we like to get out on the water. We're transitioning into that hard water season and PK has been known for a long time for the ice fishing gear. And so I was just wanting to have you on to talk about what's new and what's coming. But first, I think it's really cool for our audience to get to know you a little bit. So Kurt, tell us a little bit about where you're from and how you got into fishing. Yeah, I don't know. I'm a redneck country guy from North Dakota. I don't like being indoors. I got to be outside. That's what got me into this stuff. I graduated from this area. I'm out of Lytton, North Dakota. We're just north of the South Dakota state line. We are located on the waters of Lake Oahe. It's the heart of the Missouri River. It goes from down to the Mississippi. There's Lake Oahe, Lake Francis, Lake Sharp that all look up to it. We fish a lot of like structure, a little bit of everything. And right now there's still a good live bait like going on. These fish that we are targeting right now on the Lake Oahe portion are starting their fall migration from south of Mole Ridge down by Akaska, here in South Dakota. They start to transition to move up north around this mark where they're going to spawn next spring. We just did a big fishing tournament here on the Missouri called the Big Muddy. That was about two weeks ago. From then until now fishing has changed. There's been a good bite around the River Bay here. This last week there's been a ton of boats out. People are getting out. I'm looking to get down next Monday just to test out some different stuff and see what's going on. But if these fish keep migrating north, ice fish should be great. But yeah, I've got a construction business on the side that we do roofing gutters and siding. And as I spend my winters off, that's what got me going into PK. I met Pat here a couple of years ago. We took him up to Lake Whip and I was looking to do something as an investment I wanted to do. I had some ideas I to wanted do. And I ran him by Pat. I'm looking at maybe getting out of there. So we worked out a deal within a week or two. I basically bought the company. But from then PK started in 2009. Pat did a great job with it. He didn't have a lot of social media, internet skills. It was all basically word of mouth. Whatever he did, it was just word of mouth. I got into it and I'm not much better than Pat. I don't know a whole lot about computers and stuff, but we've been just testing out some new stuff. We started that ice fishing company. I fished the National Walleye tour competitively in the summertime. This year I got busy with my other job so I didn't get to do the whole schedule. I'm looking forward to doing the whole schedule at the end of the next year. We start out in Lake Erie and I'm actually going out there here in a couple of weeks to test out some new products. Now I really get an head start on pre -fishing. I'm just going to get out and do one more big open water trip, I guess. I'm going to be meeting my dad and brother out there. We're That's awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. And one of the things that I've always enjoyed over the years is seeing some of the ideas that Pat has come up with. And I know you two collaborate quite a bit and Tim Jenny and all the guys. I'm like, what are we going to come up with next? It's going to be the new big thing. And I know the Ridge Rattler has been an important part of my arsenal over the last year and a half, two years. And I see that you're coming out with a smaller version of that for ice season, which is really exciting, especially for those of us like me who love to hammer the walleye and the trout through the ice. So can you tell us just a little bit more about that product? Yeah, being a competitive angler, I got a tie on a PTA, whatever I'm doing or for the pizza purpose of building a tackle company. I can go out and use what actually works and do as good as everybody else. But the idea was what PTA we're trying to do our own thing. We're trying to be unique in and making something that's not out there yet. If you go, I'm looking at something you think what's it's already been done. What can we do to make it better? Anything different with the PTA Ridge Rattler? We took our crankbait. We have what's called a Ridgeline Gen 2 crankbait. It's got ridges on the outside. Those ridges give it a different vibration as it travels through the water. And if you want to trigger fish, you basically need three elements. You need noise, flash and vibration. If you can get one of those elements into something that's probably going to catch fish. Although, a bare hook will catch fish. Don't get me wrong. You don't always have to have something pretty and crazy out there. It can be very simple. But we took that design of the PK Ridgeline crankbait and downsized it into a lipless crankbait. In doing so, I like to use a lot of lipless cranks. Like I started off with Live Target and those are very light. They're hard to use during open water because they don't have a lot of direction of going down. They kind of jig and they do their thing. It's a cool product. They almost got some cool stuff with the light. They just don't drop fast. I was looking for something I can use for open water and ice fishing. So what we did, we added extra weight to the front. We called it a weight forward design. By doing so, that creates a fast drop alert. And we kept those ridges on the side. Those ridges cause vibration. When I'm out there jigging it or ripping it or throwing it back to me, I'm going to jig it up. And as I jig it up, I can feel vibration in my rod. That vibration lets me know that alert isn't followed up. It's actually working. And as it's doing that, it's triggering the strike. The idea is you want to rip it up, get it to vibrate and let it swim down and sink and hit the bottom. It's going to stir things up. But if it's a great lure for open water, cast like a bullet. We use it a lot up in say Devil's Lake and Sakakawea or Castle of Weedlines. Perfect lure for up there. Doesn't matter if it's windy out or not, you can cast that. Where some of the other ones you just can't cast into the wind, it's too light. But it works great for ice fishing, great for open water. And then this year we come out with three new products. The ideal is we're going for the Finicky Bite. We're downsizing things on the Ridge Rider. This one here we come out with, it's called the Mini. I didn't see it or not, but it basically weighs just under a quarter ounce. And we already have a quarter ounce one, but this is about half the size. Some of that weight, it's just a nice fast dropping lure. It's got smaller hooks on it. It's designed to catch crappie and perch and all this. But when we were testing it up in Devil's Lake last year, it isn't just up in Devil's Lake, but we have a bunch of areas down here where we have nice walleye and nice perch that share the same water. So you can be targeting perch for an hour and next thing you'll get a six ball walleye come. So this lure is great for that because it's got the small hooks on it for the perch crappie. But when a walleye bites it, it doesn't just nibble on it. It basically inhales. If you're going to use this for a walleye, bring fires with you because they're going to have to try on a small. Just something cool. And there's a lot of similar products out there, but the big difference on this, it's the weight forward design and the ribs. It's going to vibrate and it's going to have a fast drop with the other one. Just don't ask. Yeah. I've fished before you guys came out with the Ridge Rattler, I used some of the smaller lipless cranks and they just don't have the weight. You were talking about those like the rattle trap is one I think about. It was okay, but I can cast the PK Ridge Rattler almost twice as far. It's going to dive deeper. Yes, much deeper. And it's fun. I took it last year out off of this. We have this gravel point that would drop off and I was running that Ridge Rattler right up, right up that gravel drop off and just catching walleye after walleye off that drop. And I've noticed those predatory fish. They really want to be low in the water column and watch that bait fish. And when that bait fish is getting close to the surface and close the bank, that's when they want to run up and strike and eat that thing. So if you can mimic that where, where bait fish are, you know, running away, but they're running out of basically maneuverable room, that's when those big fish are like, okay, I've got you. I'm going for it. And they can corral you. Yeah. And Kurt, I was going to say those smaller ones are going to be really awesome for trout here in the West because a lot of our lakes, we have predator and believe me, they are predatory brook trout, splake, browns, fishing that smaller version through the ice and mid winter is going to be great because some of those bigger ones sometimes turn them off, right? Like it's a little too much for them, but downsizing a little bit, I think is going to be just killer for the trout through the ice here in Wyoming, Montana, and the Western States. It's going to be fun to put them to use for sure. Well, one key element on catching fish is that I can be using a Renway dinner devil, right? And it's, I can have one size and it just doesn't work. Sometimes you just go to a smaller size. That's all you really need to do. You can have the right color and everything else, but sometimes it's going to a smaller size. It's all you need to do. So that's why we come out with this mini rig browser, just a different option of what already works great. Yeah. Just as a business owner, what are some tips and tricks you found? You have two companies you've talked about you're running. You've got your competitive fishing. What are some things you've done to bring balance into? Cause obviously R and D new products, bringing that to the market. I know personally what is behind that and the amount of energy work, stress, strife goes into launching a new product, but you're also running another existing company. And then you talked about, you're getting to go do competitive fishing, which is your kind of sounds like your bread and butter, what you like to do. So how do you balance all this to keep a holistic schedule and keep you motivated to keep producing new products? Yeah, no, that's a great question. I don't even know where to start. How do you balance not just one job, but basically two. And for one, you gotta have a good foundation at home. You gotta have a good support group. You gotta have good friends and family that help you out. I can't do this on my own. There's no way. I probably talk to Pat once a week. You just kick around different ideals, but then there's the financial part of this too, where it just, in this story, you got a couple million dollars worth of product, which we're just sitting on, waiting to go. And some of it sells better than the other stuff, but to be a weird tiny company we're competing against Rapalas and Berkleys and Northlands that we're not there, but hopefully someday we'll, we'll get a little bit closer. I was just uptown on the other day at Shields in Bismarck and what started out being just a two by two area of PK is we always got an eight foot section up there right now. So that's a big store. That's a good store for us, but it's not one of our biggest. Hopefully every year we keep gaining tech space. It all starts with having a good support group and my other company is doing very well where we can take some money out of put in with something new. Like we talked about earlier, we come out with some different stuff this year. We're also an open water company. I got to keep coming out with Oakland water products. And I think we're on the right track. We've got stuff that's unique again, and then I can catch a fish, but trying to balance everything. Yeah. It's a chaos sometimes. There's nothing worse than being a competitive fisherman. That's probably the most stressful job you can have. So that's going to keep moving forward and doing the best we can. I picked this one up the other day and as an entrepreneur, business owner, if the things you do in your downtime don't revitalize and re -energize, you're not going to make it very long. It's just, you know, it sounds like fishing, even though it causes some stress, it's your getaway from the fishing lure company, right? Yeah. No, I just love the outdoor part about being a competitive ranger. If we get to go somewhere and we'll be up in Green Bay, we'll be on Erie. This August here, we took a couple of net views off the port packing. We just changed trout, lake trout. That was a blast. If you want to go to a cook catch 25 to 30 inch wakers, four pack is it, and it's only six hours only, but it's six hours from us. And we ice fish big in the last mountain, plus all around here. Going to the different bides of water, you think it's a little vacation, but it's really not. Everywhere I might go, I pick up different things I need to do, where I do with DK, where it's different colors, different bides of water, fish react differently to certain things. So as we're going around ice fishing, open water fishing, I'm picking up things. I might go to somewhere to just tank and just do terrible, but yet I picked up some skills there or I learned something new that I can take somewhere else. So it was very beneficial to actually go to this event. It's just, we're always learning and that's something we got to do to keep things moving forward. I was going to ask you this later in the podcast, but I think I'll ask it now is if you're talking to somebody who's looking at the market and looking at different options, so you talked about Northland, you talked about Berkeley, Rapala, all those big companies, and then PKs, tell them just if you were to tell them one thing about why they should buy a PK, what would that be? What is the one thing you'd say, this is why you got to have PKs, this is why you should try this? I'm not one to say that PK is a catch -all. It isn't. Should PK be in someone's arsenal? Why not? We've got something for everybody, water, we've got something for every water type, almost every species of fish. We're a North Dakota, better known, why not give it a try? I know some guys are stuck on certain things, that's the hardest thing that this little industry is to get people to try something new. A lot of older guys have a talk box that's full, right? They don't have any need or any desire to buy anything new. They've got what works, they've got what's got them their biggest fish. We're targeting the younger generation, where we sponsor the high school fishing league in our state here. It's basically like, you know, the bass circuit, but we try to target, or we try to cater to the younger generation. That's the guys that have a tackle box that's empty, they're looking to fill it up, and they're more eager to try it, and they might not have as much experience on the water, so if we can get them a PK in their hand and they can catch their first big fish on it, they're hooked. And that's a lot of guys' big mistake, is that they're not willing to try something new, where they might try a certain crankbait, where they might try a particular crankbait that they like, and they'll put that crankbait on for six, seven hours, and if they don't catch a fish, they'll just, at the end of that fishing trip, they'll say the fish just didn't bite. That probably isn't the case, because they were open to try something new. It can be a benefit with something new, and I would say try it, you got something for basically everybody. Yeah, and I would echo that for sure, like this summer we were, I took my family up to Keyhole, and I did a podcast on that, and my son and my dad and I, so it was three generations of boys in the boat, and we wanted to go out and get after the walleye. The wind blew for a couple of days, where we couldn't get out to where I knew the walleye would probably be, so we focused on crappie and pike and other things, and then when we were able to get out to where the walleye were, that PK Dakota Disc was awesome, and my dad's kind of that older guy you're talking about, Kurt, where he's 80 years old, and he has the one thing that's always worked for him. He's got one of those crawler harnesses that Northland made that he loved, and Ben's on the other side of the boat with this PK Dakota Disc out fishing grandpa, so that was pretty cool. He was having fun, he's catching fish after fish, and we were done pretty quickly. It didn't take very long once we could get out to where they were at, but that Dakota Disc shines, and that PK Wobbler, a lot of your open water stuff, man, I'm just like, you have as a fisherman, you're like, okay, it's a crawler harness. It's not just a crawler harness, and what's really cool is, for me, I've been able to put a lot of fish in the boat this year using that, and I was going to tell you this story too. I have a nephew, he lives in like the Denver metro area, right, so real busy part of Denver, doesn't go fishing, mostly plays video games. I had him come up here to Boyson Reservoir with me, and we went out, and we were pulling a PK Wobbler, and I like the one that's got the pink with the kind of silvery look to it, and we were using that, and we were, seriously, we were going about a half a mile an hour to three quarters of a mile an hour, and about three foot of water right off the edges, some weeds, and some kind of dirty water, and we had our limit in 45 minutes. It was so much fun, he had a blast, and so I would just echo that, why not try something different? It is fun to, especially in the summer, you don't have to use the same crawler harness you've been using for 25 years. You can try some of these new things that give off a different vibration, a different flash, have a little different action to them, and they work really well. Thank you for putting those out, because they certainly helped us this summer quite a bit. That PK Wobbler and that Dakota Disc, and go over some cool products that pull on live beads. That's all I ever did. Back then, there was a Colorado blade, and there was an Indiana blade, and you would put on different beads, different colored beads, different colors, and just mix and match until you got something that was this cool. When Pat first designed that PK Wobbler, it was basically out of a piece of balsa wood, and he had filed that out, and there's one side that's flat, one side's round, and when we tested it, it was the rounded side, which is the opposite side that it is now. It's the rounded side, it's your fishing pole, and that just wobbled back and forth. Probably went about 20 degrees, that you sped up, it just wobbled faster, and you go, oh, that's cool. It's a float that has action, so let's just call it the PK Wobbler. It just made sense, but then when it goes into production, it goes from balsa wood into fork, and it totally chunks the action, and I panicked, because I got this piece of foam back, and I think I was out in Green Bay or somewhere, and I was just putting some on, and it basically wasn't doing anything. It was like, pulling around a box, and I'm like, God, I got a lot of these, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. So we peed out around, and I got this idea, let's just flip it around, so now we have the part that's flat, that face of the fishing pole, and that turned it into a multi -directional floating spinner. That was by accident. Now we got stuff that's in multi -directional, multi -directional. Whoever thought of that, I wasn't thinking of that, but that's what it does, and we got the patent for that, and that's ours, when it all happened by a lot, but as a kid growing up floating spinner, I thought, how else can we do a spinner? It's been done before, and then after, I ended up sitting, and then we kind of worked together to make what it is, but that PK Wobbler, I cashed two checks on the National Walleye Tour with it, plus a bunch of other checks of fishing, different other fish tournaments, but what a cooler. I think it does better in mid -summer, more on the Great Lakes. It just covers a bigger body of, as it spins, it displaces water in a bigger area, where say you go out to Lake Erie, it's always big blade, big stuff, right? As it spins, it's covering an area that's bigger than an actual spinner would, if that makes any sense, and then my dad and brother were out here two years ago, and they were messing around. When you go up here, it's always crankbaits, big stickbaits, reef runners, bandits, baglies, those, you're graded out there, so if you're going to go to Erie, if you're going to drive 14 hours, it's going to put the whole world up, it just makes sense. Why do you want to go out there and mess around with something that probably isn't going to catch a fish, when you only have a couple days to fish? So they went out there, and they're pulling big big bait bandits around, and then my dad being sad, he puts on the PK Wobbler in front of it, or whatever, let's see what it does. That first day, they went out, they've had a one pull, my dad outfished my brother like five to one, with a wobbler in front of a six -bait bandit, right? I don't know if it turns it into a scatter wrap, where it's got a little different action, or something, but by the end of their trip, they had a wobbler in front of every bandit, so that was just super cool. That's why we're going to go out there next week, we're going to play around with this some more, and we're going to put wobbler in front of cranks, and then we have a different rattle float coming out next year, we're going to play around with that, and then we got a Kaleidote we're working on for next year, and we're going to play around with that, and see what comes of it, but that PK Wobbler is super cool, we pretty much sell them all year around, even in February, we got wobbler's going out the door, which I think is just neat, and then that PK decoded this, it's just a round disc, about little, about a quarter, we got the idea, that's the full flapping around, it just goes side to side, and it causes vibration, it's kind of a swimming action, killer lure up on Devil's Lake, I don't think it goes by a fish that it doesn't catch, it just really does very well up in Devil's Lake, Lake Oahu out here, I think, I think almost anywhere I've ever put that on, I've caught fish, super cooler, deep, doesn't cost a lot, but if you want to tie your own, we have all the parts, you can buy them online, and you get a pack of 12 discs, very effective lure, and the get up and done often make it different, and we did it again with the PK decoded disc. Yeah, like I said, it worked great for me this summer, but I want to go back to this, you've got some new micro stuff coming out for this winter season, besides the Ridge Rattler, can you talk about those other two products, because I think those, especially around here, because we've got, we got the trout that I know will eat them, we've got the walleye, the crappie, the perch, all those different things, just highlight some of those new micros that you got coming out. Oh, this starts out now, about two years ago, I fished, called the NAIFC, I think it's still having a lure, but it's basically a special panfish ice fishing circuit, where they target bluegills, the area where I'm at, we don't have any bluegills, I don't, I think I caught my first one here probably three years ago, they're a very aggressive fish, like a crappie, but a lot smaller, but anyway, we were fishing Lake Oahu in Iowa, went down there, and I brought the PK predator tungsten, it's a one ounce tungsten, got a blade on it, a treble hook, we were fishing, and I could see them on my livestock, and there was a bunch of them down there, they wouldn't fight, and so I go online, and I'm trying to figure out how to catch a bluegill, and first thing I said is, lighten up your line, you know, go like a two pound test, and I did that, and I think our PK predator tungsten was a little too big, so you can come up with the idea of, let's drop the hook from the actual lure, to get like space out there, and then that seemed to work, started catching fish, that came up with the idea of, let's just make a real small tungsten, how small can we go, we got it down to a one thirty second out tungsten, and this is called the metagoshi rig, that all came from the idea of bluegill bite eat, bug bite eat, so the idea, this is this lure, bait chasing bait, when you stick something on the hook, it's basically, that hook is going to be following that lure, like bait chasing bait down there, real cool idea, we used a little bit last fall on Devil's Lake, we were catching blue jumbo perch with this, and then we would have walleye come through, I think our biggest walleye we caught was about three pounds, the chain did not break, I'm like, I'm sold, this is an awesome lure, bluegill, crappie, perch, and walleye, but I'm not saying this is a walleye lure, but if you have one come through, you're going to be okay with it, you know, that's the hook, right, and then as I'm going around, different sporting shows, I'm thinking, hey, I got this cool small spoon with a drop chain, and I'm showing guys, and they're like, you know what would be cooler than that, a treble hook on it, and I'm like, I can't breathe these guys, so what I did, I come out with a TK micro spoon, same one 30 second tongues in, but we put a size 20 treble hook on it, that way I got all the anglers happy, I think, I covered every bait, yeah, we got six colors of each, real cool lures, shield was down in Kirkwood Chasm, and here's a bunch of other stores that are slowly picking them up, but it's something new, so if you don't have it at your store, ask as far as that they order it, or check it out on our website, where we're fully stocked.
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"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. Welcome back. Today is day two, how to get your real estate listing sold. So Julie, without any further delay. Yes, that's right. So this is the continuation. We did points one through five. We're starting on six today, about 11 unexpected ways in addition to a price reduction or instead of in some cases to get those listings to move. And remember this is point number six. So if you've not heard the first few points, make sure you go back and listen to those points because they're really critical that you are tuning your mind to the fact that there are a lot of ways to get properties correctly positioned on the market so they meet the buyer's expectation, i .e. priced correctly. And also if you happen to have a listing that is out of alignment with the market's expectation, how you can make it more competitive in addition to or maybe instead of, thank you, a price reduction. So make sure you read our notes. All of our notes from today's podcast, all of our notes from every podcast are down below in the show description. If you're on YouTube, it's very easy. Just click Show More or on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, all the billions of different places you guys listen to us. Scroll down, read the notes. They're all there. We obviously include about 1 ,000 % more in addition to the notes. When you were listening, you were noticing that Julie and I, because in the comments I'm reading what you guys are saying, we often do talk about things that are I think more drilled down than what our notes are. But the notes are there for you to use to remind you to essentially what to say, how to say it when you're speaking with your sellers or buyers or whatever's relevant. But also there's a link for you to join Premier Coaching. Thousands of you have joined Premier Coaching in the last year. From what we understand, it is the nation's number one coaching program. Why are so many agents joining Premier Coaching program? Well, a whole bunch of reasons, but the best reason is because it's a coaching program designed for this new market, for the agents that are willing to do what they don't want to do and they don't want to do it at the highest level. As a result of that mindset, on the other side of that mindset, when you have the skill set necessary, you're going to experience success at levels that you can only dream of because how do I know that's true? Because we have, guess what, thousands of coaching clients that are telling us that. So the link to join Premier Coaching is below. So scroll down and click the link or just go to premiercoaching .com. Take 17 seconds to join. Yes, we've timed it. If you type faster than me, you could probably do it in 10 seconds, but the link to join is right there and you have immediate access to the entire first level of Premier Coaching. All right, so again, this is part two, starting on point number six, 11 unexpected ways to get your listings to sell faster. Now, any of these ways can happen upfront as soon as you take the listing. They can also be added to the comments after you've had the listing for a while, as some of you are sitting on listings you're surprised that haven't sold yet. And we can also do more than one of these points at the same time on those listings. So you have some flexibility on this. All right, so other ways to add some perks and get these listings to go faster. Point number six, add a $1 ,000 commission bonus to a buyer's agent if it's pending by a certain date. Now, if it is more expensive, you could add a $5 ,000 bonus. You can add a $10 ,000 bonus if it's over a million dollars. If it's over $5 million, adjust accordingly, but add a commission bonus to the buyer's agent if it's pending by a certain date. The builders are doing this. You better do it as well, especially if you have a lot of builder competition. I know, I saw, I think it's from Lenar, it might've been KB homes in San Antonio. There are some agent bonuses as high as a 6 % to the buyer side. That's amazing. And it's not just on one house either. There's like lists and lists of this stuff. Do you remember, Julie, back in 2007, 2008, we had coaching clients who their sellers had like, I remember one in particular is a Lamborghini. It was like a year old Lamborghini and it was during a hard time for the seller and the car had depreciated. The house was, they still had equity, but they wanted to sell the house before the house was worth less than they owed on it. This was a totally different market, not work that we're experiencing now. So they actually included the Lamborghini in the sale of the property and the buyer's agent that ended up buying it, ended up representing the buyer to purchase it, took the Lamborghini in lieu of their commission because the buyer didn't give a rat's, you know, what about a car? I know. Well, I mean way to be creative, right? Right. I recently saw back and forth on one of the Facebook agent pages where an agent was talking about how their broker had invested in some kind of thing where it was like a vacation voucher that they could use on any listing. And you know, I was, what was crazy was the, the other agents on this social media thing like piled on, well, if you have to do that, you must have overpriced it and that seller must be crazy. And what is this, a timeshare? And it was like insane back and forth. And go you, whoever posted that, who said, no, actually we feel it's a smart thing to do to put on all of our listings, to have a little extra something to make sure that we're shown first. I mean, that was a very professional response. There were two vacation vouchers. One was for the buyer's agent. One was for the buyer and they didn't have to use it, but it was like X percent off of their travel. I thought it was pretty crafty. Okay. So along those lines, hopefully we're motivating you guys for what we're motivating you towards is wanting to sell more expensive listings because the tchotchkes obviously are better. Well, they get better. If our first two stories didn't do it, this one might. So Ben Salem, I know you're going to mention this. Yeah. Well, cause he sells a lot of beautiful luxury real estate and he works with a lot of, you know, high end, not in Los Angeles, exactly, uh, buyers and the bird streets and the rest of it. And he's not very, I, Ben's one of my favorite coaching clients of all time cause he's not high profile and yet he sells a lot of expensive homes and he doesn't, you know, he's not, he's not peacocking around about his success. He just gets the job done. That's right. So, uh, one of the things he did on a particular really weird house that was owned by a, I won't mention who is, it was a celebrity, uh, well fallen celebrity, I should say a fallen star. In any event. So this property in particular was very difficult to sell, had a lot of condition issues, um, the whole thing. And so what Ben did is he put an incentive on it that he would pay for the buyer's agent. It was all disclosed. Everyone knew about it. Nothing under the table, nothing like that to take a private jet and fly to Las Vegas stay at the wind and he was going to pay like the whole thing. It was just some ridiculous, some sporting thing or something. I don't remember. You know, I think it was not related to some event. It was something. Yeah, something like that. Anyway, that's what he ended up doing and he took a bunch of pictures and it became a big, you know, hoopty do for the buyer's agent. And it was something that got Ben's name on the radar for other listings that may have been a little cantankerous to sell and he got more listings from it. Point being, if you're in a marketplace where something isn't selling, the answer isn't always lower the price or if it is, it's lower the price and do some things that are more creative to hype up the listing, especially true in upper end listings where the house needs a lot of repairs, updates, that type of thing. Yeah, that's right. One of the problems with big luxury homes is there's more to do when it gets outdated and it's more expensive. You know, I can just see, I can just, I feel in the collective unconscious of all of the, you know, worn out buyer's agents from the previous market. They're like right up, you know, about time we get a few perks out of this, right? We feel you guys, we understand. So we were talking about doing a commission bonus. Always do a new seller's net sheet when you're adding any of these sellers concessions to the transaction. Make sure the seller knows how their bottom line will be impacted. Many of these concessions will actually cost less than a price reduction would have or make the price reduction smaller when combined with the concession. But make sure you're translating it into actual dollars so your seller's not surprised. And you know, again, advanced coaching here, but sometimes you can get your title escrow company to actually make those for you. So they're actually seeing all the expenses. I'm not saying your net sheets aren't accurate, but it's a little bit more authoritative in some sellers eyes when it's coming from the title escrow attorney type thing. So another thing you can do to give yourself a more professional veneer in the marketplace where it's the agent has the skill set that's going to get the listing. So don't avoid doing a seller's net sheet just because you don't know how to do it. Get some help. And there are some MLS is that allow you to plug in those numbers and they know how to figure your taxes and all that. But I agree with you. The title or the closing attorney can certainly do that for you. And it's not weird to ask them to do that. That's normal. Okay. Number seven, seller does not require inspections waived. Again, a new concept that replaces the old markets as is requirements. We talked about that a lot yesterday, so make sure you go back and listen to that, especially at how we tied it in at the end of yesterday's podcast to buying a home warranty at the time you take the listing and including seller's coverage and then having the house pre -inspected and having the repairs on the property done. So that when the buyer walks in, they're seeing that the property was pre -inspected, the repairs are done and the house comes with a home warranty. We are trying to position you so that you can compete against not just other resales, but also new construction. Very well put. Point number eight, have your favorite lender create a rate sheet to give away at showings and open houses. The rate sheet should show three different ways of purchasing the home. You can also attach that to your home brochure in your home brochure box. You could do a 30 year fixed, a 321 buy down, a 723 adjustable or a 525 adjustable. All of these can get a lower interest rate and lower payment. My favorite one is to just buy down points like the builders do and to lock in a lower rate for a 30 year fixed. But there are other creative ways to combat higher interest rates. We didn't say this yesterday, we should say it today. When you're doing things like what we suggested yesterday and today and you're being more creative and the seller is contributing money to buy the points down, in the description you can say at list price seller agrees to buy the points down, making the interest rate in a 30 year fixed rate mortgage, this payment range and that type of thing. So at list price, you can buy a little bit of insurance for the seller so that if the buyer comes in low and the seller is even inclined to accept it, that they're not also then going to have to concede to all those other concessions that they used as incentives to get the offer in the first place. Great point because you don't want to sign the seller up to both have to take something lower and to contribute 10 ,000 in closing costs or what have you. But don't be surprised when you do have, especially in a market where listings are harder to sell, where the buyer's agents do come in and they do ask for a lot of different things, you're just going to have to work through it. And again, we teach you how to do that in Premier Coaching, except the old days of throwing a dart against the board to price it and then waiting for the offers to come in over list price or long over. You have to have the skill set now, not just to list properties correctly and get them sold, but also how to counsel your buyers to get the properties. This is a new market. This is a skills -based market. Those of you are willing to learn the skills and do what you don't want to do and you don't want to do at the highest level, you're going to have an unprecedented, massive, unbelievably exciting real estate future. Yes, you brought up a little minor but important point because we're working through the transition of a super hot seller's market on every single listing that hits the market, no matter where you live, to a more adjusted, more reasonable, more normalized market. Now, we've been talking about how to buy down interest rates and do some more creative financing, which freaks some of you guys out. It makes you think, oh, I heard about that during the housing crash and adjustable rates are evil and we can't do that. I've seen some of this manifest in things like a seller will have an offer brought to them by their listing agent where the buyer is asking for closing costs. And the seller and the listing agent, their reaction is, well, if they need closing costs, they must not be a very strong buyer. That's a weak, truthfully, that's a weak agent. But you understand where they're coming from. Totally, completely. You understand why that's happening. But that's a weak agent who did not properly position the seller when they put the house for sale. This goes back to skills, guys. Now, I even have an instance of that, Federico in L .A. had a builder react like that when somebody asked for closing costs, even though they came in at list price doing what the builder asked because they asked for some closing costs. Builder was like, well, they, you know, why would I take that? They must not be very strong of a buyer. Just because somebody asks to get help getting a better interest rate does not mean they are a weak borrower. It means they're actually pretty smart about what they're doing. So you'll have a choice, Mr. Seller. You either lower the price by $30 ,000 or we actually give concessions to the buyer so that they can buy the interest rate down or cover the buyer's closing costs. Because the buyer is using all of their money, they need all their cash basically as their down payment to qualify for the mortgage. Now interest rates went up, they're going to need concessions to basically buy the rate down so they can afford the payment, qualify for it. Or Mr. Seller, you can just lower the price by 30 grand and we can hope and pray that we get another offer six months from now. It's up to you. Right. And in fact, if the seller were to counter it, you know, up for 10 grand and I'm going to pay 10 grand in closing costs, their net, you guys get focused on the wrong thing sometimes. Do the net sheet. The net to the seller is list price minus coming down 10 grand minus 10 grand to closing costs. Isn't that the same as taking a price of 20 grand less? It is. But that's, by the way, one of the techniques we show you when you have someone that's trying to fight with you over your commission is you don't get them to focus on the commission. You get them to focus on what their net is and in a marketplace where what almost all the houses, well, most, most, all real estate in the United States, according to Julie's statistics two days ago on podcast has increased by at least 45, 49 % since 2019, 49 % okay. So here's the thing. If they have to come down 2%, they're probably going to be okay. And if you're having them battle you over price or I'm not paying the $360 for a home warranty, you need to move their eyes to the bottom of the net sheet and circle with a red pen, their net, and then you need to get, have them understand that they've won the real estate lottery. Congratulations. Exactly. Okay. Number nine, find out if your seller has an assumeable mortgage. What's the rate and what are the requirements? Advertise this in your MLS description as well as in your home brochures. all Just note FHA, VA, and USDA mortgages are assumeable and some other loans are as well. All you have to do to find out is call whoever's servicing the mortgage. There are ways to look it up online as well, especially if it's FHA and VA, you can go to hud .gov and look it up by loan number. My beautiful wife, what are you, what assumption are you making? That they even know what an assumeable mortgage is. Correct. You're assuming, you're assuming they knew what an assumeable was. You were making an assumption. Well, I'll explain it quickly. So basically, someone's taken out one of these FHA, VA, USDA mortgages and let's say they have a fixed interest rate of say 3%. And let's say the property is worth, they paid $400 for it and now it's worth $500. If the buyer comes up with $100 ,000 or whatever the spread is between the market value and what they own the loan and they qualify with release, in other words, the FHA, VA, USDA has to, the person has to have decent credit and obviously... They have to be able to qualify for the mortgage. They can assume, they can actually assume the mortgage of that seller. So they themselves can have that ridiculously low 30 -year fixed rate mortgage. Now I'll even make it more interesting for you. Let's say your buyer only has $50 ,000 down, the house is worth $500, the USDA mortgage is only $400, the interest rate is 3%, the payment's obviously a heck of a lot less than it would be if they went out into the marketplace now and got a loan. But the buyer only has $50 ,000, but other than that, they qualify. You can get the seller to give them a second mortgage for the $50 ,000. And I don't want to get into the weeds on that, but this is something we talked about in Premier Coaching and we talked about in previous podcasts, but you can make deals happen where other people don't even see opportunity. That's called skill. Yeah, and that's even better than doing a rate buy down or an adjustable. I mean, potentially it's pretty killer. Just to overview, if you want to, you know, hopefully some of you are having some sparks fly in your minds, what would happen is the seller would give the buyer a second mortgage, I'll stick with $50 ,000, that is an actual lien against the property. So that means every month the buyer is going to be making the payment, now the owner of the new house is going to be making a payment on the first mortgage and on the second mortgage. You can do, and you will use an attorney to do this obviously, but then what will happen is the second mortgage, let's say the first mortgage is 30 -year fixed, the second mortgage might have a three -year arm. In other words, they're going to make the payment on that $50 ,000 for three years and then they have to pay the seller back the $50 ,000 or refinance it or there could even be a covenant in there, a carve out where if the seller agrees, you know, they can continue the mortgage, right? It's not just a balloon payment. It could be essentially... You can write it however you want. Exactly. You can write it however you want and if the interest rate makes sense and the payment's been made on time, I bet you that a seller is going to be more than happy to continue to have that $50 ,000 paid over terms because maybe the interest rate is great and they're making more money on it than they would investing in other places. You have just put a buyer in a house that they normally wouldn't have necessarily been able to buy because they didn't have the down payment and now you put them in a house or they can get the mortgage assumed. The reason that this is very powerful because a lot of the properties that are FHA, I'm not going to say VA, but FHA, well, I'll just lean into USDA. They're going to be more rural type properties and some of them are going to be working farms and small farms and things like that where you're going to have to be more creative to get the property sold. This is the type of information that gives you an unfair advantage and every marketplace makes you more confident, makes it so that when you wake up every morning, you're bouncing off the walls wanting to share with the world your real estate knowledge. I have seen some of these assumables already happening because smart agents have figured this out. I have a question for you. Maybe you don't know. I need to research this. Let's say that you have a seller that has an FHA assumable, but they've owned the house for like five years, which means they only owe 25 years. If I assume that, you pick up a 25, that's another advantage, right? I mean, that's huge. Yeah. You've just shaved off five years that you don't even have a 30 year. You've got a 25. They don't recast the mortgage, Julie. That's what I thought. That's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure I had it right. But the same goes true. Like when you and I started selling real estate, there was a whole bunch, well, they were hard to find, but they were just sweetheart deals. And there were assumables out there where people had paid off half the loan. It was a 30 year and it was 15 years left. You'd pay them their equity and you'd basically have a 15 year loan. I know. It's amazing. And I was just reading, I think on housing wire, that a surprisingly large amount of this recent, you know, when we had all these low interest rates for several years, a lot of those, and some of them will be assumable, because rates were so low, people got 15 year loans when they refi'd or when they purchased in the first place because the payment was, you know, normally you wouldn't do a 15 year because the payment is higher, but with rates the way they were, it made sense to do 15 year. How are you going to use this information? First of all, ask your seller what type of mortgage that they have. Don't assume, here, I'll give you, assume they have an FHA mortgage or a Fannie or Freddie until proven otherwise, or a VA or, you just assume that they have a mortgage where there's a carve out for it to be assumable. And if you're in a marketplace where things are hard to sell, you can find out if they do because I promise you again, your sellers won't know. Find out if it's assumable. And then if it is, you have the ultimate unfair advantage when getting that property sold. A hundred percent. Because again, back to our example from yesterday, if it's that listing, which is an assumable at some outrageously, now outrageously low interest rate, and you're advertising that in your agent comments and there's four other homes that meet the buyers criteria, who do you think is going to get shown first? I'm going to even take this to the next level. If you are smart, which all of you are, otherwise you would be listening to our podcast, you're going to think, well, how can I pick up rental property this way? Because a lot of these mortgages, FHA, VA, USDA, the mortgage criteria to qualify in the first place is a little lower. You can actually use what would have been your commission as a, towards your down payment. And you can assume these low rate mortgages and you can actually start walking into rental properties. There you are. See? All right. So point number 10, use 1 -800 -HOME -HOTLINE on your for sale signs to generate leads and possibly sell your listing yourself. One of the best solutions to a listing sitting on the market too long is to sell it yourself. 1 -800 -HOME -HOTLINE .com. So also refer to past podcasts about that system. We're not going to dive too deep into that today, but capture unlisted phone numbers, answer zero transfer calls, or immediately call the prospect back. Secret, many of your initial calls will actually be from neighbors of your listing. Those are also listing leads guys. And that website, by the way, and the product is getting totally revamped. So anyway, go to 1 -800 -HOME -HOTLINE .com. Full disclosure, Julie and I own 50 % of that company. Yes. With a partner with one of our original listings, oddly enough. Actually, he was our first seller, wasn't he? Oh my gosh. We forget that sometimes. I know. Well, it's all related, right? Yep. Okay. Point number 11, use a home brochure box next to or attached to your for sale sign. There is an art to the home brochure. Of course, highlight all the attributes of your listing using 800 -HOME -HOTLINE and including your email address. But in addition to this, there's lots of different ways you can utilize the home brochure to make your phone ring. Now we have a podcast that we've done two or three times in the past called How to Hot Rod Your Real Estate Sign or Your Brochure Box. So there's all kinds of things that we did in a dedicated podcast on that. This is all about the fact that in many cases, you're going to have to sell your own listing because the buyers, agents, you know, a whole bunch of reasons. I'll give you guys a really good example. You'll remember this. It was our neighborhood in New Albany Country Club and there was a listing that was for sale when we moved there, expired, got listed with somebody else and expired again. I remember. And it was like caddy cornered to our backyard and they were moving back to Hungary. I think it was Hungary. Something like that. Yeah. And they're the nicest people ever. Super nice people. So we ended up listing the property and I was shocked the house hadn't sold. Me too. It's a good house. It was great. It was a typical expired where it basically gets a lot of activity when it's new. The local agents, you know, stopped showing it because there's other new listings, the whole thing, right? If you look at the curve on showing activity, it's really, you know, two weeks, three weeks and after that it starts to drop off pretty precipitously and after it's been for sale for 30 or 45 days in virtually all markets, the showing activity stops. Well that's what had happened to this property. But even worse, or I should say better for our advantage, even worse, the local agents were assuming that the house had some sort of problem, otherwise it would have sold. And how do I know that? I had, Julie and I had that listing. This listing I remember was five or 600 grand and this was back in. And so this house was, we had a for sale sign obviously and we had 800 home hotline. There was somebody parked in front of the listing.
A highlight from EP139 What is Chronicle? Beyond XDR and into the Next Generation of Security Operations
"Hi there, welcome to the Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your host here, actually recorded in person today, are myself, Tim Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and sitting next to me, unusually, 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 at our website, cloud .google .com slash podcast. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit the subscribe button in your podcasting app of choice. You can follow the show and argue with us and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on LinkedIn. Anton, this is a fun episode because we have a former manager of mine, the head of Chronicle, a great guy from New Jersey, and worst of all, a Mets fan, join us for a really interesting conversation about Sim and Chronicle and EDR somehow. What did you think? I thought this was great. It felt like we did briefly hover over a precipice of discussing XDR. We did. In fact, we started there. We leapt off into space to start the episode. Yes. So I think I felt like we had this moment when the whole conversation could have fallen into the chasm of, oh, no, XDR, no, no, no, not again. But ended up, we ended up in a very useful place. Moreover, I would say that Chris, oh, I did say the guest name, but again, that's fine. Yes. That's good. I extracted some of the useful lessons that led him to the XDR discussion. So it's kind of interesting that XDR was mentioned in a very positive context. Yes. I think the other maybe most interesting tidbit in this episode listeners to listen for is the conversation around process versus tooling and where Chris sees the role of vendors in that equation. And so maybe with that teaser on what I thought was a shockingly interesting insight from Chris, let's turn things over to today's guest. Today we're joined by Chris Cord, senior director here at Google Cloud. Chris, it's been a wild time for you and me working at Google together. I'm delighted to finally have you on the show after countless jibes about the show. It's fantastic. It's hard first to believe that you're here, but harder still to believe we haven't done a proper Chronicle episode yet. So here we are to do a Chronicle episode. I want to start off with an easy question. Chronicle's not XDR, right? So what is it? Right. Yeah. The great XDR debate. I mean, we started this when I first started and Anton has definitely been a good foe in the debate. You did say good, right? You did say good, right? But listen, he said foe, not foiled. There's degrees here. Exactly. Anton has never been on the same side that I've been on. Yeah. I mean, look, I've always stated that XDR to me is a use case. I don't believe that XDR is some magical category where it's going to redefine the way we're doing security operations or anything to that degree. But I do think it's reflective of people's desire to want to have their SIM platforms do more than just log collection. Sure. Right? So in my point of view, the industry evolved to be just a log collection platform. Everything else was do it yourself. You had to build all of these dashboards and your own rules on top of it. And I think the gravity that people have at least started with XDR, and it seems to have teared off now, kind of began with this notion of, can you just give me more value in this thing I'm spending so much money on? It should provide me with more actual security value, outcome -oriented value. Is that what Chronicle is then? That's what Chronicle does. Our primarily strategy is about delivering quality outcomes through detection and response, built into a scalable data platform. And I think to me XDR is a use case that Chronicle can deliver, but ultimately we're fighting against the SIM vendors on a regular basis. So it's a SIM that delivers security outcomes that produce value because it's smarter than the other SIMs. Absolutely. Okay. Easy. So that was an easy question, right? Yeah. And so I guess the second one is kind of in the same ballpark, rightly. Roughly Tim occasionally makes fun of me for only using faint praise, like, yeah, I guess it's pretty good. That's actually an okay idea. That's one of his favorite things to say. That's actually an okay idea. Yes. I've said this several times on air. But ultimately I loved Chronicle so much that I left the safety of Gartner and joined it in 2019, right? So in that sense, and I think I've posted a very like excited awesome plus blog about like, oh my God, my dream has come true. I'm at Chronicle. So, so this was 2019, this is 2023. So since you joined the team, what is your, oh my God, it's such a happy place. It's the proudest thing I've done. Like what are you the most proud of shipping? Yeah. I mean like putting aside the love fist, you're okay with it. I was going to say, aside from shipping me out of his org chart, what are you most proud of shipping me? Right. Right. But putting aside like the acquisition stuff, which we'll touch on, you know, maybe later in this conversation, I think from a pure Chronicle feature perspective, you know, I joined the team in 2021, like mid 2021. And, you know, I had this firm vision, like I talked about just now of like Sims needed to do more than just simple blog collection and aggregation and dashboarding. And so we shipped a curated detection feature in early 2022, I think Q2 2022, which basically provided out of the box detections out of the box analytics and things that were curated and managed by our own Google cloud threat Intel team. And like, I, to me, that was a seminal moment for the product. Like it moved it from really being this like data platform that was just doing log collection and doing it well because we were very scalable, but really kind of started to deliver on this vision of having an outcome oriented tool. And we've been able to build on it ever since like, and so I was super proud that we were able to get that out the door when we did. I think that was a great launch and I really liked the degree to which it made you more opinionated about the data you were ingesting. But to add to this, funny enough, and this was like a case where I think we've pretty virtually argued a little bit because when we started doing curated detections, at least on the market inside, the perception was, wait a second, everything had canned detections and every SIM going back to 1998 would say, here, customer, here's a rule, bye. They're not really curated. They're kind of canned rules and customers developed a bit of a disdainful attitude about canned rules. Do they work? Do they not work? But curated detections in our case, we stand behind them. We give them to a customer and we almost, I think of them in my mind and that's when I flipped the switch towards loving them is that they're sort of guaranteed. They're sort of like, we say, do these work? If they don't work slightly, here's how to make them work. So unlike other teams having canned detections that are kind of more like samples or like, here, you tried, but the results outcomes are in your hands. In our case, we shipped something that we stand behind. Curated means they're going to work. You hit the nail on the head. That's the magic. That is legit magic. Most other SIMs, they're delivering a set of safe searches basically that they're giving you as templates and then you have to operate over those templates and they're not actually managing the effectiveness of those detections over the course of their lifecycle. That's the big difference for us is the fact that these things are managed from an effectiveness perspective. Again, the analogy I always like to use is how the EDR market evolved and how it went from being this forensic platform where you had to do a bunch of stuff yourself and then you had to maybe grab a bunch of saved queries from the vendor to being in this place that had a lot of out -of -the -box value, like detection value, and they actually kept tuning that over time with additional cloud oversight and managed defense oversight and IR engagements and that just made those detections that much better. That's the kind of experience that we have in Chronicle, which is, I agree with you, very game -changing over traditional SIMs. What I love about that story there is, listeners, I was a political science major and the story of how it became a PM we'll talk about on the AMA episode, but what I love about that is it presents an asymmetry where Chronicle gets better at detecting bad guys across its whole pool of users and then every user benefits from that. It's unlike a traditional SIM because you keep learning and getting better. I want to shift gears and speaking about catching bad guys, you were part of Google's second largest acquisition in history. How does it feel, first of all, to be number two to an acquisition that I would bet, one pure bonus most listeners couldn't name, and then now that we're a year into it, what's been a happy surprise about all of it and what are you looking forward to still with it? What is the biggest one? There's Motorola. Oh, yeah. It was when we purchased Motorola. Got it. That was actually more than twice the size of what you purchased. I think Mandarin is the happiest story, though. It's already very clear. It's very clear at this point. I don't think there's anything wrong with the Motorola acquisition. I just think it might have been forgotten in the sands of time. Well, that's a good tidbit. I didn't even think of that one. Because you're 5X bigger than YouTube by purchase size. Exactly. Yeah, and for 5X more important, clearly. I think, to me, it shows a lot of commitment in the space. As a security practitioner joining Google, when I did, there was obviously a lot of momentum and a lot of desire to get more serious about security, but it was still a very nascent business in 2021 when I joined and, in some ways, still very nascent business now in terms of its profile in the industry. But the desire for our organization to get serious about it was real. I felt it at the time that I joined, and I think the opportunity when Mandarin came along as an acquisition opportunity, that the fact that we were able to jump on it and we had so much support going up through the leadership chain was pretty shocking to me. So I think it was a great signal that we're serious about security and that we'll continue to be serious about security and that we're willing to invest in it pretty aggressively. We also got some decent products with it as well. Apart from, obviously, the world -class IR services, we got some decent products. My personal opinion is the reputational bump that we got immediately out of the gate has been game -changing. There's been so many different opportunities that we're in now with Chronicle, maybe not even with Mandiant standalone products, but with Chronicle. But we're in those opportunities specifically because of the Mandiant acquisition. Because number one, people say, oh, Google's serious about this. Number two, they have a higher degree of trust that all those detection capabilities that we just talked about are going to be way higher fidelity because now you're pulling in all of that advanced Intel and IR engagements that Mandiant is doing, and you're feeding those into the product to create value. And then they just have great relationships with CISOs. And so I think when you combine all of those things, it's created a huge amount of momentum for us in the business. And I think the products themselves, while we're in the process of integrating a lot of those in different parts of the portfolio, they do give us a lot of interesting functionality that we wouldn't have had otherwise. In fact, even merging ASM into the SOC, into the detection response function, to me is kind of interesting because it makes SOC look kind of to the left from the incident. To me, this is kind of, I mean, from all the Mandiant products, I felt like ASM, bringing ASM into the SOC vision is kind of a strong argument that we are unique. I mean, we're not like pretty unique. We aren't that unique by doing it. I agree. I agree. I think like, you know, we're referring to that as the addition of contexts, right? And so the more context you can bring into a log event, the better off you are. And making decisions and being proactive in terms of how you determine risk and not only ASM, but also security validation with Mandiant helps bring in and introduce that context, which I agree is a very unique point of view. So to sort of briefly go on a short tangent here, of course you are a senior product leader, but some people would say that security operations success at a company connects to how mature their processes are and of course what products they use. So what's your take on kind of the balance of tools versus practices at the company if I'm building a DNR team or SOC. Or refactoring. Or refactoring one. That's right. Right. Right. That's a good point. How should I think about buying the absolute best products, but keeping the mature practices or boosting the practices, but maybe keeping the products? Like what's the best route here? Don't say both. Both is the right answer though. Well, don't tell him what the right answer is. Chris, what's your answer? You're right. I might be a little biased, but I think that the emphasis on people needing to solve problems themselves through practices is a manifestation of our inability of delivering the right level of value in SIEM in particular or security operations. Hang on. Say that again. Say what you just said. The overemphasis that we're placing on like, hey, improve your overall security processes, include your manual kind of playbooks for how you handle certain types of events or incidents. All those types of things that we overemphasize is only there because SIEM products have not delivered on the type of value that they should be creating. So they are covering holes in broken products by trying to polish practice. This is actually - It's a good answer. Kind of profound. It's better than your answer. It's not profound. It's actually kind of profound. See, that's the Slavic phrase right there. That's what we were talking about. But that's a great answer and way better than I thought. I like that a lot. And so my point of view is like, look, our promise as vendors needs to be to make the products better so that people are better at doing their job. And again, I think, not to keep using this analogy, but Endpoint did that super well. I don't think anyone would have said like, hey, once you had just data collection and Endpoint, job done because everything else is process oriented. But instead, the ball had to keep moving forward in terms of making sure that we're stopping bad guys consistently, making sure that we're doing that with higher degrees of fidelity and expertise and capability and accuracy and all those types of things kept moving that market forward. And to me, we're on the early stages of SIEM doing the same thing. So SIEM is going to go through the same transformation and reputation that we had of AV, dirty disgusting product to EDR, cool useful product. We'll have that for SIEM. I think even beyond just AB to EDR, but AB to EDR to like what I would refer to as the Endpoint protection suite or platform. Like that iteration is the way SIEM is moving, right? So I think it's going from this kind of like checkbox compliance thing to, okay, collecting a bunch of forensic data. And then now I think hopefully to this outcome oriented security focused platform. So to me that the logic is that you would want, it's not like you want to make SIEM look like AV, but you want to focus on kind of like outcomes that you get right after you deploy the product. Not deploy the product and then start your journey that takes you through 14 months of hard work to a value, but you want something that you deploy the product and you see the outcomes soon without doing any hard labor. That's the short version of that. You should be able to get value immediately. Like as soon as I start ingesting event data, especially event data from high fidelity sources, immediately I should start getting some understanding. Is there anything indicative of an active breach? Is there any behavior that's going on that I should be aware of or alerted of that might be, you know, attacker driven behavior like these kind of things should be out of the box value. And it shouldn't require hiring a team of ex NSA guys to make it work. Absolutely. It should be easy process, not crazy process. Because if it does require a team of people from the NSA, then like zero chance that most organizations are going to be able to do it. Right. The fortune five will win and everybody else will suffer. That's not a good outcome for anyone. But for a lot of SIEM products, they're still stuck in the old mentality where they give you the tool and they give you some sample content and ultimately people and then give you some good luck, you know, charms to succeed. And even large, highly visible SIEM competitors are doing that. So in essence, we are doing something different, but many of the customers seem to be stuck in the, Oh, SIEM, yeah, I got to write my own rules because canned rules are probably bad. There's a lot of work. I can't handle it. How are we changing the minds? Like if somebody is trained on certain logs or changing that wants to be a SIEM or some other products, how are we changing their minds? How are we making them actually, if you get Chronicle, you're going to get results and you wouldn't have to suffer for 12 months or for 14 months to get the results. So what is the secret to change in their minds, if it makes sense? It's probably a little too philosophical, but I think it's a good question. I wanted to ask you slightly differently, which is how do you convince people they don't need to port over and invest in porting over 18 years worth of rules written in another language? To be honest, like this is the hardest part. Like if you're going to look at tactically when we are in the middle of trying to switch out incumbent vendors, the hardest part is convincing them that maybe a one for one, like for like type comparison is not necessarily what they should be doing. And then after even we've convinced them to switch, trying not to just simply port over all the old stuff. You know, I used to work in a virtual firewall business and like there was a joke where like no one ever wanted to touch a firewall rule that was in there because it's like a game of Jenga and no one ever wanted to pull anything out because you're concerned that whole thing is going to topple over. That's kind of the way people feel like they're sim rules. They may have a thousand of them, 2000 of them. They have no idea if they're valuable, but they refuse to want to touch them because if they try to cut them down at all, they're concerned they'll miss something. And so it is extremely hard to get them to just say, let's use this opportunity to slim down the rule set. The whole vendor is trying to do analytics of that, funny enough. Like there's a whole little segment of a market when people deploy tech to kind of like go through sim rules and see if they're good, which is amazing, right? People will pay money for it to actually have the tool do that. Sounds like somebody's buying a dowsing rod to me. That doesn't sound easy. No, it's based on real quote unquote machine learning. Okay. Okay. So back to dowsing rods. This is one area where I actually think Mandiant helps a lot, right? So Mandiant has a product called security validation that can be run like in a managed version or can be run in a product driven version. But that product does help people go through breach and attack simulations with real world examples of like, look, these are 10 or 12 different attack vectors. These are different types of threat actors. These are campaigns and you can run those simulations against your environment. You can see in my tools catching them are my sim tools like alerting on me or detecting these kind of events. And so we're, the plan right now is for us to use a lot of that breach and attack simulation to showcase, okay, if you care about these parts of the MITRE ATT &CK matrix, then we'll be able to validate that the rules that we have in place with Chronicle are able to catch them. That's really cool. So that product effectively turns somebody's organization in its current state into a bit of a cyber test range for their own stuff. That's a fancy way of saying it, but like that was the old VeriDIN stack that Mandiant acquired. So I remember it from the Gartner days and it's kind of impressive in terms of what they would simulate and how deep they would integrate to the detection stack. So it's genuinely cool and it genuinely delivers that type of insight about are your detections any good or are you only pretending you're collecting and then pretending you're detecting. And then we want to keep using that over time. This goes into the context thing, like not only you want to do that at a point in time, but if we can continuously validate and then let's say we see that, okay, this portion of your environment is susceptible to ransomware or some other attack vector, we can adjust the alerting risk score associated with those events or we can highlight certain areas because the events should matter more because we know that you're susceptible to an attack. So that's kind of the context part, which Peter pointed out before, I think are things that only we're doing really versus any other event. That's really interesting. I want to switch gears one more time before we get to our traditional closing questions. We have a lot of people listening to the show who are interested in careers in security, interested in careers in security PM. You've been doing PM for security products for a long time, not to call you old. You've been called worse things by fancier people than me lately. What advice do you have for people who are thinking about security PM as a path? Well, yeah, I mean, I think security is one of those tough areas to break in from a product perspective, mostly because the domain knowledge is not super relevant to a lot of folks, meaning that it's, you know, you can put yourself in the shoes of a, of a user of a product that's very open and visible in many cases. I can imagine using the Uber app, like if you want to be, you know, a PM in maps or a PM in Gmail, it's like in that context, you're at least a user on a regular basis and it's much easier for to put your mind into it. I think security is harder, right? Because it's even a step removed from traditional it. And most people don't have that necessarily that depth of knowledge to be able to be a domain expert. Personally, I think a lot of people can get a ton of value at being tier one analysts right out of the gate. Right. And so there are so many organizations that I know that are looking for younger talent, people coming into organizations to act as tier one analysts and the amount of information that you can gather about the domain and about the problem is huge. You know, for people that are still in school, like there's a number of schools that are now focused on cybersecurity programs in school, like Carnegie Mellon has been kind of the forefront of having a cyber shop or a cyber program in school. Then absent of that, like sometimes people can just basically switch domains and just spend the time and focus and energy on learning some of the individuality of security, but just bring really good PM discipline to the, to the equation. Like I think one thing that security in general hasn't done well is we haven't been really good at actually building products with simplicity, right? And so like, under statement of the episode, other disciplines are good at that. And so if you can bring that kind of discipline into security, even as a relative novice in the domain, you might actually be better off. We might bring some beginners versus someone who's done it for years. Usually at the very end of the episode, we ask two questions. Any give the audience one tip in this case on improving security operations would assume and give us some recommended reading. And of course it's fine to say Chronicle website or whatever else. And it's not okay to say Anton's blog. And please don't say, but don't say anything about New York Mets because that's too depressing right now. Yeah. That's way too depressing. Yeah. I recommended reading. I mean like, you know, I think there's a number of SIM books out there, right? Like if you really wanted to go deeper into how SIMs operate, like I think there's one called the infosec playbook, right? Which kind of walks you through how you operate and manage a SIM or our SOC, sorry. And kind of build a security operations playbook. Yeah. There's a number of really good books about malware in general. Like I think I forget the root kid book, but it's like the root kid Bible or something like that that I read early on in my career, which is another good one. Listeners just so you know, nothing from Chris's early career is still technologically relevant. Exactly. Yeah. So that might be that. That might be that. Yeah. I think like any type of those kind of protect practitioner level books that you can read about, like how people operate in the SOC would be great starting points. And then one tip to improve security operations outcomes, maybe. In general, like as a user? Yeah. As somebody operationally responsible. Or as a director. Or as a CISO. Whatever. Yeah. I mean, whatever you're feeling. I think in most cases, people don't put enough emphasis on trying to build proactive controls in the right spots. And so like, this is an area where laziness is somewhat taken over to a certain degree. And we know that there's good best practices out there around zero trust around, you know, locking down policies and procedures more so than what we have done. And we've just been too lazy to deliver that. And so we default into a, you know, operational detection and response mode versus trying to be more proactive in terms of how we control things. And so I would say that lean in a little bit more into having the right protective controls in place from the ground up. Well, Chris, I think that's a surprisingly left -leaning answer for somebody who builds a SIM product. I really like that it was not a self -serving answer. So Chris, thank you so much for joining us today. It's my pleasure. Thank you both. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening, and of course for subscribing. 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A highlight from Chatters That Matter Dr Cheryl BryantBruce Presents N-MEN THE UNTOLD STORY with James Sweigert, Paul Rodriguez and Jean Levingston
"All right. Well, we are here to, and it was a pleasure to learn so much about the, about skateboarding, the thing I love so much and learn the history. So thank you for that. Well, just behind me, here's the movie poster, and this is a shepherd ferry and his team created this poster. And it's from one of the old photographs that Bill Golding had taken. And it's a dope ass poster. We'll find a way to get one to you, Paul, if you're in town here, I'll try to chase you down. Absolutely. I appreciate that. That'd be awesome. Yeah. Anything, anytime I can learn is, is someone I'm happy about. So, Well, we're going to do another LA premiere and I'll make sure that everybody on here is invited and connect everybody. And we'll get you guys, get you guys the VIP. Absolutely. Looking forward to it. Cause I can definitely, this is a film that I could watch over and over and over again. And I have seen it. I've seen it twice now. And, uh, each time, you know, saw something different and each time was just as emotionally connected to it. So, you know, if you get a chance to go out and see the premiere do go and see it, it is a worthwhile thing to, to do, and it will really give you an education, uh, on that thing. That is the passion known as skateboarding and you'll, you'll walk away with an entirely different impression of what it is. Awesome. So, you know, James Paul, Jean, I would like to thank you for your, for your time and for, for sharing your sport with us, Ricky Aaron, thank you for helping to pull this together and, and, and bringing Paul and, and Jean to share in with this. And, uh, James, thank you for letting me be a part of your experience. Uh, and I'm, I'm happy to bring this to a bigger audience and, uh, I'm happy that you're bringing it to the world for those of you out there watching and listening. Thank you for joining us again. You are listening to shatters that matters. Let's talk about it. And I am your show host, Dr. Cheryl Bryant Bruce. We look forward to having you join us every week. We're here and we want you to join. We want you to, to watch, like share and comment. So again, and there they go. Um, those are, those are my little doggies. They're Rosie and Mitzi, and, uh, they waited till the end of the show. So we appreciate them too. So again, come back and join us. We're here every week, 7 PM, Monday and Wednesday, that's 7 PM Pacific standard time. And, uh, we are pretty much anywhere that you can look we're on YouTube, we're on Apple, we're on Roku or on Spotify and a whole host of other places, but definitely you can see us every week on, on YouTube. Uh, and it lives there in perpetuity. So you guys will be able to, to watch this and, and see yourselves and share it with your friends. Thanks for joining us. Shatters that matters. Let's talk about it. What's going on. This is Paul Rodriguez, also known as P rod professional skateboarder, and you are watching chatters that matters much love. Hey, uh, this is Jean Livingston from Rialto and you're watching shatters that matters. Oh, yeah.
A highlight from Who Will Go?
"We have been on the topic of missions for about a month now. We started this topic on missions, building a solid foundation because if you don't have a right foundation you cannot build upon anything. The foundation for missions, that solid foundation, it's got to be God -centered. In the day and time which we live in, there is much concerning the gospel, concerning missions and many churches that are very man -centered. Their focus is upon man, their focus is upon the problem of man, and their focus is upon what man can do and what man can carry to another man to help another man and social work and all these things. Let me tell you something, the gospel must be Christ -centered. The gospel must be Christ -centered and missions must be Christ -centered. Our focus is ultimately on the glory of God and our life must be lived glorifying God in whatsoever we do. Whether therefore you eat or drink or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God. Therefore, if we are taking the gospel to a area where people have not heard the gospel, do it to the glory of God. We should have a passion for the lost. We should have a concern for people who are dying and going to hell. But let me tell you something, we should have a greater passion to live our lives for the glory of God. They do not contradict each other, what I just said. What I'm simply saying is our lives must be God -centered. This series is a call to refocus on God -centeredness and Christ -honoring and biblically -based witnessing and missions. Our church, New Life Baptist Church, must always seek to honor the Lord our God. Our church must always lift up the name of Jesus Christ. must Our church be missions -oriented but it's got to be ultimately for the glory of God. When you think about it, what was the Apostle Paul's driving force when he endured shipwrecks? You remember he was beaten with rods. I don't know how that feels. I don't want to find out how that feels. I believe it was very painstaking simply because the Apostle Paul mentioned that. He was whipped with lashings and had stripes on his back from the whips. He was stoned what seemed like to death. He laid there lifeless. When God gave him the strength, he got up and went right back into the city that had stoned him. What would cause a man to do that? You might think he was plum loco. If I got beat up, I don't think I'd be going right back to the place I got beat up. That don't make much sense, does it? It's not logical in our thinking. What drove the Apostle Paul was his hope like in going back into the city of Lystra. Hoping man might have changed his mind. That man might have made a decision. I want you to look in the book of Acts, chapter 18. I was telling Sister Janna earlier this week. I'm usually expository as far as in preaching, but when it comes to topical preaching, which is what we've been on with missions, it's a lot more in -depth and a lot more struggle for me. A lot more time -consuming. The Scripture is laid out when you're going expositionally. But when you're going topically, you're going a lot of different directions. Same direction, but a lot of different passages of Scripture. I want you to notice what the Word of God says in Acts, chapter 18 and verse 1. And after these things, Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them and wrought, for by their occupation they were tent makers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in his spirit and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. When they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook his raiment and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads, I am clean. From henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he departed thence and entered into a certain man's house named Justice, one that worshiped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house, and many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not your peace, for I am with you, and no man shall set on you to hurt you, for I have much people in this city. The word of God says, he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. Now why did Paul stay there at Corinth? We see here because he was obedient unto the Lord's command. The greatest way you can glorify God is simply being obedient unto the Lord your God. Living a life in obedience unto him brings glory unto his name. Ultimately your life needs to be lived to the glory of God. How do we do that? By simply being obedient to the word of God. You want to know the will of God? Get in the word of God. Very basic. If you don't know God's will for your life, get in the word of God. You want to hear God speak? Get in his word. As they say, if you want to hear him speak audibly, read his word out loud. Here's how God speaks. It's through his word. God makes his will known through his word. I want you to notice over in the book of Acts chapter 14. In Acts chapter 14, down in verse 19, here's a situation which we had just mentioned the Apostle Paul encountered. In Acts chapter 14 and down in verse 19, we read there, "...and there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium who persuaded the people. And having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead, albeit as the disciples stood round about and rose up and came into the city, and the next day departed with Barnabas to Derbe. And when they had preached the gospel to that city and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, confirming the souls of the disciples and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. And when they had ordained them elders in every church and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord on whom they had believed." I want you to notice here the Apostle Paul, as he is going from city to city, preaching the gospel. His purpose in preaching the gospel is that people might be saved, but the ultimate purpose, as people are saved, that churches might be established. And as churches are started in particular areas, then they partake in taking the gospel to areas round about them. The Apostle Paul did not saturate that area. He started church works and then he moved on and started other church works. It is through the Lord's churches that God is glorified. It's through the churches that God's word is proclaimed. It's through the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Great Commission, that he has given us that we are given to go and make disciples of all nations. That's what he's commanded us to do. Now listen to what the Word of God says back in Isaiah chapter 11. You don't need to turn there. Down in verse 9, it says, "...they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Here I want you to listen also over in the book of Habakkuk. In Habakkuk chapter 2 and verse 14, the Word of God says, "...for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." How do the waters cover the sea? They fully cover the sea, the waters do. Therefore, the earth is going to be fully covered with the knowledge of the glory of God one day. What is our purpose in life is to share the glory of God, the knowledge of him, in the person of Jesus Christ by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A highlight from The Effectual Calling WSC #31
"Alright, today we start talking about sharing the gospel and as we start talking about sharing the gospel I want to talk about what the gospel is in as comprehensive a sense as I can talk about that. So that's probably going to be, that is going to be our first topic here. Alright, so let's, so when I do that I want to kind of do it not just according to my opinion but I want to do it officially, right? So in an official sense and so usually on this topic this is the way I start, something like this. Okay, I'm a Bible believing Presbyterian pastor, right? And so the comprehensive gospel that I want to give to you is what Bible believing Presbyterian pastors or Bible believing Presbyterian elders and deacons would all affirm, right? Okay and so then if I don't want to give you my opinion on something that is Bible believing in Presbyterian, how do I get something that would be Bible believing in Presbyterian that isn't just my opinion? Pardon? Okay, the catechism would be one place, right? So I would go to the Westminster documents, I'd go to the Westminster standards, the Westminster confession, the Westminster larger catechism, Westminster shorter catechism, the, or I could go to the three forms of unity that the continental churches use, right? And then when you do that, you would say, okay, this is what reformed officers believe or this is what reformed, yeah, I'll just say officers. So this is what reformed ordained men believe, right? Okay so then what I want to do is I want to find my definition of the gospel there. And I just want to do that just to say, if somebody says to you, what do reformed people believe the gospel is, then you're not just saying, well what Charlie Perkins believes the gospel is, but what you're saying is what reformed churches, reformed men publicly have always said, these are the things we believe, right? Okay, now with that, okay, so we're going to dig around in there and we're going to find a gospel presentation, right? Okay now as we do that, let's think about where we might look, okay? And as you think about where you might look, when you're sharing the gospel, when you're, if you're sharing the gospel. Pardon? That someone would believe, right? Okay, so you want to glorify God and enjoy him forever, right? Okay, and you're doing this in order that they might, the end might be that they believe, right? Okay, good, and so that's one way in which you could say, okay, and then what kinds of hints would that give us as to where to look? And then, all right, then, let's see. Good, all right. So then, one of the, or the place that I would direct you at that point would be the place where we see the Westminster Standards saying the end goal is belief, they don't quite say it that way, would be the Westminster Shorter Catechism question on what is effectual calling, okay? So let's look back in the back of the hymnals here, all right? And so I didn't write a page number down, so it's going to take me a second here to find it, but I'm looking for Shorter Catechism question 31. Okay, so that's page 970, page 970. Okay, now it says what is, okay, so now why do I say, okay, so here's another parameter that we might want to ask or we might want to say and to look at it this way. When the Holy Spirit preaches the Gospel, where do we find what that looks like? And one of the answers I would say that the place we find that is under this question, effectual calling. And therefore, if you want to proclaim the Gospel and you want me to proclaim the Gospel and you want to evaluate whether I proclaim the Gospel, then you would say, then, Pastor, you need to be on board with what the Holy Spirit's doing. Or congregation, I would turn around and say the same thing. Congregation, we want to be on board with what the Holy Spirit's doing, right? So if the Holy Spirit is giving a message that faith in Christ is the end point of that, right, that's the message that we want to be on board with, okay? So then, here we are, in effect, what is effectual calling? So then, all right, so now that you're there, I'm going to ask you to look over that answer for just a minute, and then I want you to tell me, okay, let's dig out some of the parts of that Gospel presentation that are listed there, right? So as you look at that, as this Gospel is going forth, what are some of the parts that you see there? Yes? Okay, so that there is a conviction, right? Now, okay, give me a synonym for conviction, convicted, right? In the old sense, in the old sense, or they would say convicted, today we would usually say something like convinced, okay? So to say that the person, right, so you want them, one of the steps in there is that they would be convinced, okay, good, all right? Yes, Jesse? Okay, so they have to be, so one of the parts of the message is going, now again, I'm talking about a comprehensive message, comprehensive message, meaning that we're trying to get as much of a Gospel presentation in as short a piece as possible, like in one catechism answer, that's what I'm looking at. So okay, so one of the things that a person has to be convinced about is sin, right, okay? Just sin in general, that oh, the world has got plenty of sin. They gotta be convinced that they're a sinner, right? That's usually, so when you're the army of God and you sense that hey, if I keep going down this path and I'm faithful to Jesus, at some point I'm gonna have to tell this person they're a sinner, and you can imagine that in your mind you'll say that might be interesting, let's put it that way, at a minimum, right, okay? So then, so okay, so we have to convince them, not we, but you know, a Gospel presentation aims convince to someone that they're a sinner, right? Okay, what else does it aim to convince? Yes, Cynthia? They have to understand what sin is to begin with. I mean, if they don't have a clue that they'll throw out steel or they'll, you know, tend to be in this, they haven't a clue what sin is. They can't change. Okay, excellent, right? So then part of that in opening it up is going to have to be, we're gonna have to tell them what sin is. I mean, some people are gonna get it, some people are gonna know, they're gonna have enough cultural background or they're gonna have enough Bible background, and some people are not, right? So some people you're going to have to actually explain what sin is, right? So if you go out on the street and you talk to a lot of people out in culture and they've never heard of Noah, it might be a good, you know, it might be that hey, I might have to to say hey, let's talk a little bit about what sin is, right? So you might have to do that, right, excellent, okay, Frank? Okay good, so that kind of question, do you think you're a moral person and what do you think, what Cynthia was mentioning, that you're a sinner, right? That yes, do you think that you're a moral person and okay, yes, now that's a little bit ahead of where I'm at, but that's one way to get at it, right, good, okay? So going back to the question, okay, so you're convinced, what you're hoping from a gospel presentation is the end will be someone is convinced, someone is convinced that they're convinced of, yes, I'll ask Kevin. Okay that they need to be saved, now the question doesn't quite use that, right, but that's yes, they need to be saved, right? Okay so if they're a sinner, okay, Paul? Yes so what I meant was the question just didn't use that vocabulary of saved, but the question does use the concept in saying to be saved means something bad, you must be in a bad situation, right, just kind of like I said in the sermon, that you must be in a bad situation first off that you have to be delivered from or that you have to be transitioned out of, right? And okay, part of that bad situation is sin, the second part of that bad situation is misery, right? Okay so what are some of the miseries, now just to, just so that we're defining that a little bit helpfully, what are some of the miseries that people have to be delivered from? Cynthia? I think people need to tell their story, they need the chance, the opportunity to say how they're living, what they're doing, what is wrong with their life, and then it's the kind of thing where, you know, if they feel convicted that they will get saved, but you even have to explain what getting saved is because they don't know what getting saved is. Good, okay, excellent. So yes, you're a couple of steps ahead of me, but you're right, you need to let people talk to some extent to help them to get to these pieces here in this question, right? Okay? Deb? Okay, good. So at some point, if you're going to talk to somebody about being a sinner, then you're going to have to talk about who God is, right? Because that's where you get the concept. Go, Rod? Yeah, I was going to say that there's a lot of good stuff in this answer, but probably the most important part is the knowledge of Christ, and we're going to be communicating who Christ is. Okay, good. So there's a, alright, so then there is a, you need to know sin, you need to be convinced of sin, you need to know misery, you need to be convinced of misery, and then you have to have your mind enlightened in the knowledge of who Jesus is. What's the relationship between those things? What's the relationship between Jesus and what's been revealed about him and our sin and misery? Yeah, he's the Savior. He's the one who delivers you, gets you out of that situation, and he's the one, when you look at him and the more you know about him, the more you know the state you've been delivered into, right? Okay, so then, alright, so then coming back to, what are some of the miseries that sin has resulted in? So sin is, I'll say that the relationship between sin and misery is that sin causes the misery. What are some of the miseries? Jesse? Evil done against us. Okay, there's evil done against us. Now how does sin cause evil? I'll take that as evil in the sense of people doing things that are hateful, okay? How does sin cause evil to be done against us? Okay, okay, so jealousy, so particular kinds of, alright, so particular sins in a particular person's soul cause hatred to come toward us, for jealousy, for instance, you mentioned, To manifest it some way, so there is, alright, so when we, alright, so let's expand that just a little bit. When you're describing or defining sin for someone, and remember, we're talking about this question is in the context of our statement of faith, so if you're defining sin for someone, what do we mean, what, how would you maybe categorize some sin or, okay, so one of the miseries that's of sin is that sin causes a separation from God, right? So sin is the cause of a separation from God, alright? Then if you're, now we've already talked about being enlightened in the name of, in the knowledge of Christ, so then you move from being separated from God, then what would Christ, what would be the, what would be the, if you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, what are you delivered to from your separation? Reconciliation, right? So there'd be this reconciliation that would happen, and that, and you understand that to be, to happen in Christ, so if somebody preaches a sermon that says you're alienated from God, and in Christ you're reconciled, is that a gospel sermon? Yeah, I think according to this definition, that would be a gospel sermon, right? That would be, that would be showing a misery, and it would be showing that misery, and it would be, and of course you want it to show how it is that Christ gets us from that misery to reconciliation, but that's one of, you know, that would, that would be a gospel sermon. Deb? I think one of the things that the Bible says is that sin is just an offense that you can get against another person. Sin is the offense that you can get against another person. Okay, so when you convince someone of sin, you're convincing them not just of the misery that it's against another person, but of the misery, there's another aspect of that misery where it's against a just and a holy God, right? So that would be a reason, that would be something that goes into that presentation, this comprehensive presentation that I'm talking about, right? That your sin is against God. That's part of the definition of it. That'd be one way to say it. Good. All right. Now, maybe, let me, okay, Cynthia, let me. I have always found that to be able to reference your sin with the Bible. Okay. And, you know, say, okay, this looks like something that is a sin. Right. What does the Bible say about it? And I think a lot of times you get people that don't know the Bible, don't know the book. You know, they know. At least, well, they can't find what they're looking for. Right. In which case, there's the magic of what those are. Okay, good. So, one of the ways you can convince somebody that something is a sin is take them through the Bible. Right. And say, here's how the Bible defines sin, you say a particular sin, okay, Kayla. Right. Right. Yes. Okay. Okay. Okay, so we started talking about works. So, let me, let me just talk about that for a second. Okay. Look at this question here. The question there, question 31. What is that answer, that sort of catechism question, answer 31? Where does works, the concept of works, appear there? Or where is it, where do you, where would it be a corollary of what's there? Right. With respect to what a gospel message has to have. Right from the beginning it says God has a work. Oh, okay. So, okay, so effectual calling is a work of God, alright. So, that's, that's one way to get at it. Now, let me just look at, just what's the, what are the aspects of the presentation? What aspect, what would have to be presented that has to do with works that comes out of that answer? Nancy. No, not, now I'm looking for like word, a word in that answer or words in that, a phrase, a word or phrase in that answer that would deal with the concept some way or another of works or be related. Pardon me? Okay, there would be, so Christ's works would be perhaps one way to get at it, right. So, if you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, then when you look at the answer, when you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, in the big context of this we would know that that means you have, it has to do with Christ's works. That's right. Okay, yeah. In the answer, so in the answer what it says is the Holy Spirit does this. He freely offers, right, and what does he freely offer? Just. Okay, forgiveness of sins is one aspect of it but now again I'm trying to root it back in this particular answer. What is freely offered? What's freely offered is Jesus, right. Okay, so what a gospel presentation has to have in it, it has to have some sin or some misery specifically being talked about, right. It has to have some way in which Christ delivers from that misery or that sin and it has to say that the offer to get you from here to there is that you need Jesus and he is offered to you freely. See that? So that way, now that covers, that covers that justification is offered to you freely. That covers that adoption is offered to you freely. That covers that, you know, all the things that God offers to you, he offers to you in Christ and they're all offered to you freely, right. So that would be the aspect I would look at with respect to works in that. Now did you want to go back to the specifics with respect to? Okay. Okay, right. So, yes, so we want, we, I must, we must offer Christ freely, right. Okay, good. Alright. One of the other words in there, one of the other actions it says is it's a persuasion, right. So you're persuading. So part of, part of persuading someone is, is you say this is a bad situation. You want to go to the good situation. That's just part of persuasion, right. Or there's lots of other aspects of it but you get that idea, right. Okay. Now, what does it say there that, okay, there's one, there's another component in there that belongs to the Holy Spirit exclusively, what would that be? If someone's going to, now, if this gospel presentation is actually going to save someone, what aspect of that answer is the Holy Spirit the ultimate power with respect to? Okay, so yes, some enlightening, yes, it would have to enlighten our minds. Now, what's the means by which that happens? Hopefully, some understanding with, that people are speaking, right, that people are speaking truth, that people are speaking what is morally right or morally wrong, right, those kinds of things. Some people are speaking propositions about who Jesus is, right, okay. God, God renews their will, right. Can I renew your will? I cannot renew you. Can you renew someone's will? You cannot do that, right. So in this context, when it's talking about what the Holy Spirit does, when the Holy Spirit presents the gospel, alongside of that, the Holy Spirit is the one renewing the will through this message, right, of sin and misery, of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and of him being freely offered. Those components all there, and it's a, okay, good. Now, when we started this, we said, what's the end goal? The end goal, someone said, was faith in Christ. How does it, how's the end goal expressed in this answer? How do you know you, how do you know that the Holy Spirit, according to that answer, that you've gotten to the, you've gotten to the part where that person is saved, where they've been effectually called? Okay, they embrace Jesus, right. So they embrace Jesus, so how do you embrace Jesus? Can you embrace Jesus with your arms? By faith, you embrace Jesus by faith, right. Or, yeah, and so you're holding fast, so what you're being persuaded to do is see your sin and misery, see Jesus as the only solution, see Jesus freely offered as your only solution, and then someone says, okay, what do I need to do? The answer is, hold fast to Jesus, believe upon Jesus, right. Believe that Jesus is the solution to all this sin, all this misery. Understand why that is from the enlightening of your mind in Christ, and then embrace Him, right. Now it's a very, this is a very short answer, so there's a lot of things we'll have to dig out of that, but it's just trying to give you that comprehensive answer. The one thing I'd say is that the Holy Spirit does is He equates and enables us. Right. So it's not up to us to be equated and enabled us to do it. It's up to us to present the God and the Holy Spirit to do it for us. But in the end, it's all right to bring Him to this. Okay, so then the, so the enabling, who, it's only the Holy Spirit that can do the enabling, right. Okay, now, let's not talk about the gospel for a minute, let's just talk about anything. Can human beings persuade, do human beings use speech to try to persuade people? Yes. Okay, so when you are in a gospel presentation, is that a speech mode that is aimed at persuading people? Yes. Can, do you have the power to do that? Oh, yeah, I guess I asked the question wrong. You, do you, you have the power to enter into that conversation in a persuasive manner, right. Do you have the power to actually persuade the person, to move their heart so that they are persuaded? No, you don't have that power, right. But you, but the, but the, what's the word I'm looking for here. The form, literary one of the literary forms you could say, is that a gospel is in its literary form is a persuasive piece of literature, or it's a persuasive piece of speech, right. It's aiming at persuading, fully knowing that I don't have any power to actually move a heart to be persuaded. Is that, am I making that distinction well enough? David. Could it be that you're engaging in a speech act to simply proclaim, and is there, can you distinguish proclaiming from persuading? Could I, could I distinguish proclaiming from persuading? I, probably, probably not because I would, but, well, now wait a minute. Okay, yes, okay, I could. So, let me try this at least. So Paul says this, I came to you as a mother, right. I love you like your mother loves you. Now you have to state that propositionally, but that's not the fullness of that proposition, right. The fullness of, you could say I love you like your mother, but if you don't really love them like their mother, then you're, you know. So part of the gospel, so when someone persuades, if you've been exposed to like classical Christian education curriculum, right. So at kind of the pinnacle of that education, it talks about learning how to persuade people. Okay, now if I want to persuade you, I need to proclaim some things, I need to have the logic in place. But then the other two things I need is I need my character to reflect it. And the third thing that I would need in addition to my character is I would need the emotions. You're trying to get the rest of the, you're not just persuading the intellect, but you're also bringing the heart into it, right. So then that would be, so it wouldn't strictly be proclaiming, I'll say it wouldn't strictly be proclaiming propositions. Maybe I should just say it that way.
A highlight from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6: Witnesses
"We spot deep souls in endless rest, ye patriarchs and prophets blest. Allelu, allelu, allelu, allelu. Ye holy twirl, ye martyrs call, all saints triumphant praise the song. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Well good morning church. We're continuing in our study of 1 Thessalonians and this morning we're in the second chapter. I'd invite you to turn there with me. We'll be looking at verses 1 through 6, 1 Thessalonians chapter 2 verses 1 through 6. And if you have found your way there would you join me as we stand together for the reading of God's holy, inerrant and infallible word. The Apostle Paul writing to the Thessalonians says this. For you yourselves know brethren that our coming to you is not in vain. But after we had already suffered and had been mistreated in Philippi as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition. For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by the way of deceit, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak. Not as pleasing men but God who examines our hearts. For we never came with flattering words as you know, nor with a pretext for greed God has witnessed. Nor did we seek glory from men, neither from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority. But rather we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children. Let's pray. Our God and our Father this morning we pause to give you praise, honor and glory. And as we have spoken to you through our prayers and confessions and our songs, now we pause to allow you to speak to us through your word and your spirit. We pray Father that this morning you would help us to grasp this incredible charge that we find in this text. We pray Lord that you would open our eyes and make our hearts tender and sensitive to your word. That as in Jesus' parable, your spirit would remove from our heart that field, all its thorns and thistles, all its hardness, all its rocks, that our hearts might become good soil, able to receive the seed which is the word of God that it might bear fruit in all of us. We do pray for the one who preaches, as sins are many, as are all of ours. We pray Father that you would conquer, defeat, forgive and remove sin in this moment, that we might do business with you. We commit ourselves to you and we ask again that we might not just be challenged this morning but change, not just confronted by your word but conformed to the image of Christ who is our Savior. And in Jesus' name we pray and all God's people said, amen. You may be seated. I've titled this message, Witnesses. Witnesses. And I will issue a warning. This is one of those messages that no one wants to hear but everyone needs to hear. Witnesses. I've learned something, maybe a thing or two in all these years of ministering and walking with Christ and that is that I know for sure that until you crown Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, you have never experienced Christianity. And what I mean by that is it's more than knowing Jesus as your Savior, professing Him as your Savior, as being your comforter, your guide, your teacher, all those great wonderful truths. It's not until you bow the knee of your heart and surrender to Him that you experience Christianity. Until you make Him, here it is, the Lord of your life. Until you confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Lord. Because He is nothing less. He offers Himself to all of us as nothing less than Lord. Surrendering to Jesus is Christianity. Relinquishing yourself to Him is true, genuine Christianity. So many people will kind of come in contact with Christianity, maybe even profess Christ, but never bowing their knee to Christ can leave all of that, concluding that Christianity isn't real and it doesn't work. It is not until we crown Him Lord of our lives that we experience Christianity. So again, the title is Witnesses, not a message that any of us will probably want to hear, but one that everyone needs to hear. Last week we introduced 1 Thessalonians in chapter 1. This morning we're looking at chapter 2. And in our text that we just read, Paul is writing to the Thessalonian church and he's reminding them about his history with them. That short period of time when he came there with his colleagues and engaged in evangelistic work there. And through that evangelistic work, this church, Thessalonica Church, was born. This church to whom he is writing. In academic circles, much is debated over these verses. Questions like, is Paul defending himself against critics in Thessalonica? Is Paul simply just upholding the integrity of his apostleship that he is indeed an apostle? Or is he vindicating his motives to these people? To all of these things, I believe in my opinion, they are all clearly the situation to which Paul is speaking. Now remember that Paul and his companions came to Thessalonica. They were only there for three weeks. They had to flee the city for their lives. And thus far, Paul's circumstances have prevented him from returning there. Thus, Paul's opponents have used these things against him. They say his short time in Thessalonica, they use that to charge Paul with not really caring about them. His sustained absence from Thessalonica, again another indication that Paul really doesn't care about them. And so they charge him with simply having used the church and now they are the last thing on his mind. It's amazing how Satan attacks the father of laws. But the truth is, notice verse one and two with me again, For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you is not in vain. But after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, nonetheless, we had the boldness in our God to come to you, to speak to you, the Gospel amid much opposition. Paul and his companions came to Thessalonica and brought the Gospel to these people, people he had never met, didn't know. And they did so immediately after their time in Philippi, where Paul and his companions had been arrested, they had been dragged before a mob, they had been attacked, they had been beaten with rods, they had been imprisoned. And when God delivered them from Philippi, these bruised and battered men returned to the ancient road, the Via and Ignatia, turned south and come to the next city, Thessalonica. Clearly, these men are Gospel men. Gospel men. Men who have given themselves to the high call of proclaiming the Gospel. Whatever price, whatever threat, whatever distance, whatever challenge, whatever cost, Gospel men committed to declare the Gospel to as many people as possible. That is the author of this book. Now, once again, look at verse one. For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. He talks about having already suffered much. He talks about sharing the Gospel in Thessalonica amidst much opposition. And Paul says, despite all of that, when we arrived in Thessalonica and shared the Gospel, it wasn't in vain. There is no exaggeration for Paul. You know, so many times we hear, I've heard pastors, ministers exaggerate their ministry, their work, their church, and all that. Not for Paul. He didn't say, listen, we came and it was a rip -roaring success, some giant, magnificent triumph. No, it simply wasn't in vain. The result was a few believers believed on Christ as Lord and Savior, a small church was born, and somehow Paul and his companions survived yet another life -threatening situation. Not a rip -roaring success, not a great triumph, but nonetheless, not in vain. And here's the main point, that while Paul is defending himself, his motives, and so forth, he is also simultaneously in our text explaining how it is, listen, how it is that God is advancing the Gospel through him. Paul is interweaving in his own apologetic, defense of himself, an example that is to be followed. How God used him to bring the Gospel to people, as an example to people also to take the Gospel to others. An evangelistic example, an example for all of us, an example for the church, an example for missions. How did God, how was God advancing the Gospel? And Paul uses his own life as exactly that. Now I know this is the case, if you'll just keep your finger there, look at verse 2 of 1 Thessalonians, I think it is chapter 1, I probably wrote this down wrong, but look at chapter 1, where Paul says, We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers, constantly bearing in mind your work of faith, labor of love, steadfastness of hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ and the presence of God our Father, knowing brethren beloved of God, his choice of you, for our Gospel did not come to you in word only, but also, listen, in power and in the Holy Spirit, producing full conviction, just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. Verse 6, careful, you also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word and much tribulation with joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became here as an example to all believers in Macedonia and Acacia, for the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Acacia, but also in every place your faith towards God has gone forth, so we have no need to say anything. Paul is saying, I came to you with the Gospel, and you were believers, and believers came forth, and not only that, but we became an example to those believers, and now those believers have gone to others with the Gospel, and it's multiplying. That's Paul's point in this text.
A highlight from Autumn Angling Adventures: Hooking into Fall Fishing with Patrick and David
"This episode of RadCast Outdoors is brought to you by PK Lures, Bow Spider, and High Mountain Seasonings. Fish on! Hey, RadCast is on! Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. This is RadCast Outdoors. Here are David Merrill and Patrick Edwards. Well, hello, and welcome to another episode of RadCast Outdoors. I'm Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrill. Hey, man, it is time for fall fishing season. It is fall fishing season. If you haven't got your boat out in the water, got the dust off the reels, you know, I don't know where you've been because, you know, open water is the best water to fish by far. Oh, yeah, for sure. And it's been a good year, at least in Wyoming. It hasn't been oppressively hot, which has been great this summer. And the fishing has been delightful. And it's only going to get better as we transition into fall. Most people in the fall, they're petting their firearms and bows and getting ready for that. I'm getting my rods and reels geared up for fall fishing because fall fishing is my favorite. We were just talking, I was showing off my rod and reel. I got a bow fishing set up and we need to get the dust off of that one. Go shoot some carp. For sure. So to start out, if somebody's had their boat out, obviously they kind of know the routine, but probably should make sure, same idea, safety stuff is number one. Life jackets, whistle, fire extinguisher, horn. Yeah. Trailer wiring is always a bugger. Every time I hook to a different vehicle to go somewhere, it just seems like Murphy's law. That is a pet peeve of mine. Why is it such a pain in the rear? Because it's like, you know, you pull a camper and it's like, everything works good. And then you hook up a boat trailer and you're like, man, my running lights or whatever. I don't understand, but it's inevitable. The headlights and taillights on your truck work every time. Yeah. I mean, occasionally a bowl burns out, you replace it and it's good for another couple of years. And you've got to go check the fuse box and start testing all these fuses. It's back to that Patrick McManus. You're always six inches short of rope and the test of a relationship is hooking and backing a trailer. Oh man. So that is one of the most entertaining things every year is when I go to the boat ramp and I watch people struggle with that. By the way, if you're one of those people that struggles, I'm not making fun of you, but it is kind of entertaining to watch people back up their boat trailer. I do have a tip and a trick for that, right? And it's, you have to do everything in reverse. So if you just grab the bottom of the steering wheel and you use your thumb as an arrow, right? When whichever way your thumb is pointing on the bottom of the steering wheel, that's the way the trailer is going to go. Or for me, what I've found is just put your arm on the passenger seat, turn your head around and just watch the trailer. And I can back up at 15 miles an hour and it just, you get a feel for, you know, length and throw of each trailer is a little different. But here's the other thing with that. If you're going to move your trailer at all, make sure your dogs and kids are out of the way. All your loved ones, anybody that could get hurt because bad things do happen. So make sure that they're out of the way. But like on boat ramps, especially, you have to pay attention because like at Boyson, it's a perfect example, Tough Creek, there's a beach right there by the boat ramp and little kids play in there. You have to be careful. You can't be, you know, just flying back in there. If you're really good at backing in a boat, pay attention to what's going on because you don't want to hit a kid. But yeah, I mean, the other thing that gets overlooked on boats is the bearings. Make sure your bearings have been packed and greased and that everything is good to go because it sucks when you have a blowout and your bearings bad and then your trailer, you're going to have to drop it and go into town and get some things and come back and try to fix it. It can be a real mess. So always make sure if you're doing a camper or a boat, you're getting your bearings packed and greased and make sure everything's ready to go. Make sure you have a spare too. Spares are important. A hundred percent. Spares are very important. So we've talked a little bit about it. I'm getting ready to go fish a lake here in Wyoming out of the water ski boat. It's a, I guess we'll, we'll, we'll show it. Shall we let them know where I'm going? Yeah, go for it. I'm going to head up to bowl lake and uh, right now the limit on lake trout is infinite. They want those pups out of there. I'm going to go harvest some meat, but we're going to go camp for a day or two and get an evening and morning and an evening fish in. So what are some things, you know, besides making sure the boat's prepped, making sure rods and reels are prepped. I mean the species I'm targeting is obviously lake trout, but there's going to be some Browns in there. There's going to be some rainbows. What are some things I need to be a bringing pertaining to catching fish and what is some structure things and other things I should be looking at paying attention to water weather. So I know it's a big open ended question, but if somebody else out there and they should be able to take and interpret this towards their specific species they're targeting. So first of all, let's talk about what most fish do this time of year. So we are in mid August. It's hot fish typically this time of year looking to cool down just a little bit, especially here in Wyoming. Most of them are cool to cold water species so that you're going to have to look a little bit deeper. Most of the time, early morning, maybe not so much, but as the day wears on, certainly they're going to be deeper, including walleye, lake trout, all those things. But going to Bull Lake, one thing I would do is I would reach in and get the arsenal of PK lures because the spoon bite on fall fish is phenomenal. And it doesn't matter whether you're going after a walleye, a lake trout, a brown trout, they're going to hit all of it. So I would take the gold, the copper, the nickel on the flutter fish and the PK spoons because they like that kind of flashy stuff this time of year. I would also take, you know, the red dot glow that everybody loves and the fire tiger glow, but fishing at Bull Lake, one of the things you can do is you can actually cast up towards the structure. It drops off pretty fast and work that spoon as it falls, rip and drop as it's falling. You'll notice with those lake trout, your lure will stop. So you'll, you'll see it coming down. You have to kind of pay attention to your line because a bite when you're not paying attention, it'll be fluttering down all of a sudden it'll stop. You better set the hook fast because otherwise they're going to spit it back out. You know, green is also a great color up there. I always tell people to take the fire tiger and the fire tiger glow because green works on lake trout. It does just about everywhere I fished them and white. So that red dot glow is a good color too. The other thing, inlets, outlets, middle of the lake, just where the structure is in between. I'd be looking for structure adjacent to deep water because that's where they're going to be hanging out. The other thing you might do to increase your odds, because they may be a little finicky is get some cut sucker, which by the way, I know a supplier, um, for sucker meat if you want some, but get some cut sucker meat. You know, you can tip just a little bit. You don't have to do much. And what I like to do is cut it into strips for a couple of reasons. One, it doesn't get your treble hook too gummed up with too much stuff. You want to have good hookups, right? But you also can create a little bit of action because what that spoon does when you're constant retrieving it or when you're ripping it, it works that treble hook back and forth, kind of like a dog's tail wagging. And if you have a piece of meat, like a little strip about quarter of an inch or a little skinnier if you can wide flopping off the back, it looks like a tail. How long? I usually go about an inch to two inches. That's all you need. You don't need much. It makes a lot of sense to me to have that little tail on there. And it gets sent, you know, like sent a big deal to trout. People don't realize trout rely on their sense of smell a lot, almost as much as catfish. It's crazy how much they, you know, relay sent to, Hey, that's something I can eat. And that's why when we ice fish, typically we're, we're tipping our treble hooks with that as well, because you know, minnow heads, minnow bodies, you know, a lot of our lakes, you can't fish live minnows. So like if you're at check your regulations, but you know, minnows are great. Soccer meats, great. Just because it gives that scent. Again, if you can take that strip of meat and make it look like a tail or something with some action, you're typically going to increase your odds of catching a fish. So you mentioned that those fish are going to be chasing that deeper, colder water. You know, I imagine kind of like we do in the afternoon here, it's hot. I'm going to go find a shady spot. I'm not just going to be out in the full blown sun. How about the bite? Is it going to, you know, my experience off water, salinoids, whatever, mornings and evenings are always better than midday. Is that going to be typical what you find on a lake? Yeah. And it depends on the species, but I would say trout as a general rule are going to bite better early and late, but they also bite during the middle of the day. Sometimes you'll have killer lake trout bites right in the middle of the day. And I know our lake trout people are listening or nodding their heads because I mean, they can get down in that thermocline, get down to that cooler water and you know, just get below the thermocline even, and you can, you can work those fish and catch them all day long because they're comfortable. And if they're hungry, like with elk, if they're really, really active at midnight, I mean, we're talking, they weren't very active in the evening. All of a sudden it gets dark, they get super active. You can hear them screaming out your tent all night. And then all of a sudden it's like somebody turned the spec off when the sun come up. Midday, those elk are gonna, cause they went to bed is what happened. They get up and they go, you know what, I'm going to stretch my legs and go get a bite to eat. And most guys have gone back to the trailer and they're, they're sleeping at noon. I've killed my biggest bull. So at noon, remember what bill Seimontel talked about, he said hunting and fishing are basically the same thing. It's just one's underwater. Well, fish are no different. Like the moon phases do have an effect. I still haven't figured out exactly the effect, but there is one like, so I'll give walleye as an example. When you have a full moon phase going on, typically they're biting all night long. They're out hunting, doing their thing. And then during the day, sometimes it's a little slower. And so it's kind of the same thing as elk, right? If if the moon's out there feeding and then during the day they're bedded down, they're taking a nap. I focus on setting my archery elk hunt up around the moon, right? And I hunt during the full moon too, but I'm just basically filling time until that moon goes away. And it is, I mean, it's like somebody turns the switch on and all of a sudden, you know, and you've been there fishing the same spot, the same lure, eight o 'clock, nine o 'clock, 10 o 'clock. You had a few bites at eight, nothing at nine, 10, then all of a sudden 10, 30 rolls on and it's fish on, fish on, fish on. It's maddening to me. Sometimes I'll show it up at a walleye spot at like three or four in the morning and I'll catch a couple. And then from six to six, 15, it's as fast as I can cast, you know, they're hitting and then shuts off again. So I'm talking about fishing from the bank, right? Like it's just, there's that open window where they move in, they feed hard and they move back out. And that's something that happens in the fall that a lot of people don't realize is that fish are coming in. I'll give walleye as an example. If you're going to do fall fishing, cause this is a fall fishing episode. If you're going to fall fish, walleye fishing in the fall is the best time of the year in my opinion, because you're going to catch bigger fish because you know, they've spawned early in the spring. They're starting to grow those egg sacs back. They start to bulk up a little bit and they're on the feed getting ready for winter. What happens in most of our Western reservoirs is you'll have walleyes chasing emerald shiners and shad. What happens with emerald shiners and shad, again, you have to know what the bait's doing to catch the fish that are pursuing the bait is they start to school up pretty hard. And so you'll see millions, and I'm not exaggerating, millions of emerald shiners, millions of shad suspended out in the deeper water during the day. And then they'll move in at night along like rock faces and cliffs. Guess where the walleyes are? They're right there with them. They're following that bait. They're going to eat until they can't eat anymore. And I've had times in the fall where I'll catch like a 19, 20 inch walleye. Sometimes, you know, some of the bigger walleyes, they'll be throwing up emerald shiners and crappie because the crappie are also following the emerald shiners. And so you'll pick them up and there's just all these fish just start spewing out of their mouth and you're like, how did you even eat my lure? You know, this is insane that you're eating this much. But you got to understand that as these fish come out of summer, they're on like hyper driving summer. They're feeding, feeding, feeding because it's warm. They're getting ready for fall. Fall kind of starts that transition of they really pack it on because they're like, man, winter is coming. It's kind of like we're doing right now. It's no different than bears or firewood, harvest, you know, all these things. We're getting ready for winter too. Well, the fish are no different. They're getting ready. We have to understand that as anglers and as hunters, right? What are the animals doing to prep for winter? Well, in the case of walleyes, lake trout, they're eating like crazy and you can catch a ton of fish. And the nice thing about fall, no offense to the hunters, but when you guys are out in the field, I got a lot more elbow room on the lakes and reservoirs and rivers, right? So I can go out and I can catch more fish. So it's actually pretty advantageous if you are the person who's like an avid angler or maybe you've tagged out, grab your fishing rod, you know, head down to your favorite river, lake stream, figure out what the bait are doing because then you're going to find out what the walleyes, what the lake trout, what the rainbows, what the browns, whatever they're doing, you're going to figure it out. We're getting ready to go get firewood this weekend, all weekend. I think we're going to throw a couple of rods and reels in. There's a couple of streams around. I think we can get the kids on some brookies for an evening. So you just inspired me to, you know, we're going on a mission of I want firewood. And after last winter, if you guys have been around, you heard about it, it was brutal. And I ran out of wood, not once, not twice, but three times. How do you run out of wood three times? Well, I'd go get a pickup load, burn through it thinking that, hey, we got enough to make it and be beg, borrow and stealing another pickup load. So yeah, the fall, the fall fishing is absolutely phenomenal. There's no reason that you can't take your kids. It's usually a nice time of year too, because you can throw on a hoodie, some jeans, go down to the body of water and fish and be comfortable and you can fish late. That's the cool thing is like, you know, go on a Friday night, you can go out and you can fish walleye from, you know, seven o 'clock, six o 'clock, you know, until 10, 11, 12 at night and just enjoy the crisp, clean air, the stars in the sky, you know, catching some fish and I've taken you and done this and it's really fun is like, if you're fishing like a suspending crank along some rocks and you're, what you do is you basically do a couple of retrieves and then kind of twitch your lure a couple of times and just let it sit there. And then you feel that walleye come up or that big trout and just grab it, yank it the other way, almost yanked the rod out of your hand. It's so much fun, isn't it? The only thing that's more exciting than that is when the metal sign behind you falls off the chain and clangs down the clangs down the rocks. And you think it's jumped 10 feet in the air on that one. I thought a pickup would come over the bank and was rolling down the hill on top of me. It was good times. Yeah, I don't think it was as funny as you do, but oh man, it was great. So for the listeners out there, it was about a three by four foot metal sign that said something. I don't care what it says anymore, but it was hanging on one chain and it played two T posts and we're down there at midnight, one o 'clock fishing for walleye and, and any second you can have your, the rod ripped right out of your hands. So you're, you're on high alert keyed in and we got, you know, headlights kind of on, but not really. There was just enough light that you could sort of see what you're doing. And so I've keyed in, I'm ready to go. And all of a sudden, I mean, it was like 10 pots and pans clanging behind me five feet. And I, I, yeah, I think I did, I jumped and I might've said an expletive or two. I was, uh, I was animated for quite a while after that. That's all right. That's all right. It was fun. And some crazy things happen when you fish in the fall too. Like, um, you know, I think of, you know, different friends that I've taken out and, you know, we go catch walleyes, go catch these big trout. One time I took Seth out there and we were fishing late at night and he's like, oh, I got one. And his line took off from the water up into the air. And what had happened was an owl had come in and grabbed his lure and took off with it. I have never seen that in my life. That was one of the craziest things I've ever seen. This, this big old owl, big, great horned owl comes down, snatches his lure and takes off. And thank goodness it came off it, let go of the hook because can you imagine trying to unhook a really cranky, great horned owl from your line? No, thank you. So those things are vicious. Statue of limitations is past, but we did a lot of trolling on strawberry and flaming gorge as a kid.
Bharat Ramamurti: Rebranding the 'Inflation Reduction Act'
"He's got to make it seem like an ice cream cone. So he sent out National Economic Council Deputy Director. But Rod Rama, Marty, I see a lot of this guy on the business channels to just humiliate himself. So I want you to listen to this because this is hilarious. The host at CNBC asks and Listen, obviously, Biden's not happy with the Inflation Reduction Act, the name of it, because hasn't been reduced. The rate of change has but prices have not come down. Matter of fact, they're still going up lot. a So he says, Well, what would you change it to? This guy hilariously say, Oh, well, maybe we'll call it like the Growth Act or the Inflation Cutting Act or the Deficit Cutting Act. actor. None of this stuff is true, folks. But listen to Barat Not Rama Murti, National Economic Council Deputy Director, tried to gaslight you yesterday on CNBC. Take a listen. This was reported that the president said at a fundraiser the other day that it probably wasn't the best named legislation. And I'm wondering what the White House would want to call it if they were fresh today. Well, I think one of the great things about this legislation is that it does so much and you're restricted to maybe having few words when you name your piece of legislation. It's not the most pippy name, but maybe you could call it the economic growth, inflation reduction, deficit reduction, cost savings act, carbon greenhouse gas bill. It did a lot. Cost savings, emission reduction, cost control, inflation reduction, deficit control, growth act. Okay, let's go through those one by one, because one of the things on this show, listen, you know, me with the economic segments, fellas, ladies, you know, I love them, but you know, I'm always torn over them because I'm not sure how much you care about these economic segments. I always get great feedback, but I feel like
A highlight from The God Who Keeps His Promises
"Welcome to the podcast of first presbyterian church of gulfport, mississippi to learn more about our church our beliefs And our pastor, please visit fpcgulfport .org Throughout the old testament god made a series of incredible promises Promises that defied his people's expectations And in his time he fulfilled every last one of them in today's study of first kings 8 We'll consider the god who always keeps his promises Including those that he's made to you and I You know one of the very lowest or worst times for god's people Occurred back in the book of numbers is in the wilderness god's people were in the wilderness now Why were they in the wilderness? Well, they're in the wilderness because that's where they chose to be You see if you remember the story god had told them I have made you i've created i've set aside for you a promised land It's yours go for it And so they sent in spies to check it out to see what it was like to see if they indeed could take it However, when the spies reported back the majority of the spies said no way They said the land is great. No problems there. The land is great the problem is There are giants there. The problem is we're just a bunch of people in the wilderness They've got cities like jericho with walls that are high. They've got armaments. They've got soldiers who stand one and a half times above us God may have told us to go there, but we can't because we'll die And so they spent their time in the wilderness. And in fact a whole generation died out Of that level of distrust or lack of confidence what god told them to do So they're wandering in the wilderness. That's what made the book of numbers so sad They're in a place No one wants to go doing things that they shouldn't be doing and they do it for a whole Generation and they did it based on fear They did it on the basis of that. We just can't do what god has told us to do We know god is strong. I mean, of course, he's strong. Look what he did to pharaoh. He brought all those plagues 10 of them and yet And yet he won't do that for us. I mean he did it back then but You know that was then this is now They had enough faith to remember moses. They had enough corporate honesty to know what happened In their recent past and yet they didn't have enough faith to think that what god did in the past had any bearing on What he would do in the future god says go into the land. They say no We'll die despite the fact That one generation earlier god had literally swapped the armies of pharaoh under the red sea that god had brought down all these plagues If you're god, you're thinking to yourself, you know, I think i've made a pretty good case for myself Am I willingness to protect you? What are you doing? But the people were were fearful They're anxious God had made them a promise They just doubted his ability to come through on it Is that where you're at matters of faith a whole generation of israelites That's where they were at They had enough faith to believe god was there Do you believe god's there I hope so The problem was not that they didn't believe he was there And their problem was not that they didn't believe he'd done some really cool things a long time ago. The problem was They didn't think they would come through for them in this particular instance. No matter what he had said. They knew he'd promised They just doubted the reliability of that promise and for some of us That's our concern We don't doubt god exists. We know he's there Sometimes we doubt whether he loves us enough to count us in that promise And other times we just doubt whether he's actually going to do the very things that he said that he was going to do Well today's text we're seeing psalm is stopping the presses. He's taking the people by the lapel He's shaking him and saying dear heavens. Do you see what god has done? Not a word failed Of what he said not a word not a syllable has failed what he said he would do And he made some of the most amazing promises You could possibly make to people who are in no position to believe that they'd ever be received He told abram old abram and old sarah that they'd have a not just a kid But a progeny the more numerous than the stars in the sky It was a promise seemed unbelievable to fulfill and he fulfilled it to a t He's done everything that he would say he would do and the reason that was important for them And the reason that's important to us is because he's made you a promise, too He's made you a promise about your future And the question is can he come through will he come through In today's text psalm wanted to encourage his people and god wants to encourage us that the answer is yes Let's look at the first couple verses. Let's start with verse 54. Then. Let's work our way through the balance verse 54 And so it was when solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the lord That he rose up from before the altar of the lord from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up To heaven All right. Let's stop there in the verses immediately preceding today's passage The temple was done it had taken a while But the temple is now done and king solomon if you read earlier in chapter eight, he had prayed a lengthy prayer That's okay. He had a lot to say so he praised this lengthy prayer and during this prayer. He'd recounted god's faithfulness Sometimes that's okay, too We pray to god and we thank god and we remind god of what he already knows the things that he's done And by virtue of us reminding him of what he already knows we remind ourselves of what we need to hold on to going forward So he prayed this lengthy prayer and then he rises up and stands but as he stands he swivels And he looks out a bunch of folks whose faith was probably like a sine curve Ups and downs from person to person maybe from day to day maybe from hour to hour Solomon was looking at those who had doubts and anxieties not that different from those that many of us had He's also looking at some folks that he knew to be hard -headed You ever read moses experiences in deuteronomy ministering to god's people just hard -headed people David had had the same experience psalm and already as a young king. He had seen the same thing the people are hard -headed They not only tended to reject a lot of things that the prophets and leaders said But they also tended to reject what god had said, but god had still been faithful That was part of his prayer. Thank you god You've been so faithful we've been such such goofs we've done all the things we shouldn't do we've really messed up But you've never let us down You fulfilled everything to a t meanwhile. We're just staggering around the wilderness Even as they'd come into the promised land It's still their faith was like a sine curve and psalm praises says god. Thank you that you don't operate the way that we do Thank you that your promises are reliable So in verse 54, he wraps up this prayer and now again as he swiveled to talk to the people He wants to both encourage them and to challenge them. Let's see what he says in verses 55 and 56 Verse 55 then he stood and he blessed all the assembly of israel with a loud voice sang Blessed be the lord who has given rest to his people israel according to all that he has promised There's not failed one word of all his good promise which he promised through his servant moses If someone were to make you a promise What's the first thing your brain does? So it makes you a promise. What's the first thing you do? Well, here's the first thing I do You think through and you say well what other promises have you made in the past? Because I think i'm going to adjudicate Your ability and willingness to come through on this particular issue On the basis of whether you came through on other issues If someone makes you a promise you immediately you can't help it you think of the track record You think is this a reliable source? Of information promises and the like we consider a new promise in light of what has been done with the old ones Well in verses 55 and 56 Solomon says look there are still better promises yet ahead if you think that this promised land is cool Just wait till you see what is yet to come there's better promises of a better land. There's a better moses coming down the road There's all sorts of stuff in the future that we have to hold on to By faith and in order to believe those promises of that outcome you need to look back and ask Did god come through and what he already said he would do and in verses 55 and 56 he says yes He says look god said some amazing stuff in the past And he delivered he delivered on things that seemed impossible for him to fulfill and so with a loud voice in verse 55 He basically tells the people he says You are the most fortunate of all people because your god Unlike the gods of the philistines and the canadites and the moabites and the amorites and the hitites and the jebusites and every other Ite he says unlike them your god has an unbroken track record Unlike the pagan prophecies and pagan gods of stone and marble and wood That have failed consistently habitually That have let down the very people who have bent the knee to them unlike those people You have a god who came through on every last thing he told you he would Blessed be you and blessed be the name of the lord And he wanted them to remember some of the things that god had done in fact, that's healthy. That's why we read the book That's why we study the old testament And the new as we understand we remember what god has done and how that applies to us We think about the things he did how amazing they were and if he did those amazing things Maybe yet there'll be a resurrection from the dead. Maybe yet We'll all go to heaven. Maybe yet all the things for the future will be fulfilled if he's done all these things in the past You know, as we said some of the things that god promised Defied expectations and the belief of everyone who heard them at the outset I already mentioned abraham and sarah You take the old couple tell them that they're going to have a child and they've been barren all these years and where time has passed Sarah's reaction. I was just to laugh it seemed utterly implausible God made them a promise that seemed utterly implausible and yet he he came through Psalm looked out and saw the descendants He saw the fulfillment of this one promise Think even further back think of noah god promised to this one guy this one Paragon of virtue and just a sea of apostasy and unrighteousness he says it's going to rain But you're going to make it because you're going to build a boat However, it's not going to be just any boat You're going to build a boat big enough to fit all the creatures within the creative realm within it now dear heavens If there is a promise that just defies expectation and belief that it could ever be fulfilled. This is it Of course noah trusted god and went about building a boat in god's time It was filled with animals and god's time the rain came God made a promise that defied expectation then then he fulfilled it Just after the time of when they entered the promised land they came up to the city that god's people You know, they crossed the jordan they come in. All right, so we're in the promised land. Uh -oh. Uh -oh What's that big city with a big wall just right over there? Oh my stars. We made it across the jordan We're in the promised land, but now surely we're gonna die God says no, I promised you got this you got this I got this i'll take you through this And they're like, well how we don't have any weaponry We barely made it across the jordan. We've been in the wilderness. We don't look at that wall And god says hey and rolls up his sleeves. So this is proverbial sleeve so to speak and says tell you what Just march around the city playing the instruments in the light Do that. Sometimes the wall is going to come down who would believe that? Well, they did And god responded God made a promise and god delivered Back in deuteronomy 12 god had said this he says when you cross over the jordan and dwell in the land Which lord your god's giving you to inherit and he gives you rest from all your enemies all around so that you dwell in safely Then there will be the place with lord God your god chooses to make his name abide in deuteronomy 12 written during the time of moses long time before solomon God says this is going to be a future you're going to have a place and there's going to be a temple and in that temple My name will abide well again Psalms looking out at people who had anxieties about what would god do in the future and he says, please Look what he did in the past Please if you have anxiety about what the future holds if you have trouble believing Aspects of what the future the promised future to the church as a whole or use an individual, please Look at what he did in the past and see how he came through and understand. Nothing's impossible In fact god honestly a hundred percent delights in doing things you don't expect in ways that you wouldn't expect That's just the way he operates So he says here just hear the promises evaluate the promises against promises of old and understand That there is a track record that you can turn to whenever doubts strike whenever these concerns come to mind So in verses 55 and 56, this is what he's saying and he goes even further than that He says not only has god fulfilled all his promises, but not a word of them has failed It's not like he did everything in the abstract that yeah, he delivered, you know largely what he said he was going to do You're at a contractor If a contractor is going to build a house or you know Put up a shed or doing a number of different things and they go out They start to work on the thing and so forth and then when you're done you look and you say well He did largely what he said he was going to do. I mean, I don't love everything It's not all perfect, but it largely honored what he said That's the way most contracts with most individuals and everything work largely they're fulfilled Solomon says the contract the covenant the promises that god has made. It's not just that he fulfilled them largely He fulfilled them to the letter not a word had failed of all the impossible things That god told his people to expect unbroken track record. Let's look at verses 57 through 60 verse 57 And so may the lord our god Be with us as he was with our fathers May the lord god who did all that stuff long time ago to people that generations earlier May he do to us as he is done with them May he not leave us nor forsake us that he may incline our hearts to himself to walk in his ways to keep his commandments And statutes and judgments that he commanded to our fathers and made these words of mine with which i've made supplication before the lord Be near the lord our god day and night that he may maintain the cause of a servant and the cause of his people israel As each day may require god is the god of every day of your life Not just god of this whole thing or god of when you're finally saved and on the other side. He's god now Whatever you're doing today this week He is the god of this day verse 60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that there is a lord That the lord is god and there is no other All right. Let me ask you a different question. I asked one earlier. Let me ask you something different Have you ever had someone that you've loved or trusted? Leave you Have you ever had someone that you've loved or trusted leave you volitionally Have you had someone that you've loved or trusted walk away from you or reject you Neglect you although you needed them There's few heartaches for those who can relate to that There's few heartaches as great as being left by those that we love It can be just heart -rending to have someone's presence in your life there for a season and then in a different season in your Life when you desperately need them They're not there If you've experienced that You may find that even months or years later that the hole hasn't gone away It still hurts With that said notice what solomon said in verses 57 through 60 He said may the lord our god Be with us as with our fathers. May he not leave us or ever forsake us You know the gods of the pagans disappeared at times They went off and did their own thing, which is why elijah mocked bale and the others perhaps your god is sleepy We need to wake him up is what he told on mount karma what he told the prophets of bale The pagans had gods that could go away for a season the greek same deal That gods would be busy up on mount olympus, maybe they'd care for you one day maybe they wouldn't But here solomon tells his people and god tells us That he's with us just as he was with our fathers just as he was with moses Whether you're here your name is bob or stew or frank or fran God's with you. God's with you every bit as much as he was with moses That's an encouraging thought because We don't feel like moses most of the time But his presence is with us his presence is with our church And so solomon says, you know if we understand that and we cleave to him our future is bright It's so bright because the right man is on our side the man king. Jesus The right man is on our side, you know, even if the whole world should turn against you Which given enough time it might Even the whole world should turn against you. God won't even if every other promise is broken If even if every loyal friend breaks ranks with you in the time that they come god won't And when you're hurting in that midnight hour when you feel all alone, he says i'm with you And we got this together I'm with you and we got this. All right, let's look at our last verse verse 61 our last verse So now he's encouraging the people about how to respond to these promises and god's presence and the like verse 61 He tells the people and you can imagine his hands that he says it he says let your heart therefore Be loyal to lord our god Let your heart therefore be loyal to lord our god to walk in his statutes and keep his commandments as it is this day This is a benediction of sorts it's a blessing It's also an exhortation And in this exhortation king solomon tells people what he told them previously He says if we believe all this to be true if we believe there is a god in heaven if we believe that he loves us If we believe he's told us how to live Then the evidence of that belief is not simply what we profess with our mouth the israelis profess things all the time That wasn't their problem It's what they did with it how they acted how they responded Remember, we've talked about the difference between orthodoxy and orthopraxy orthodoxy is the easy part orthodoxy is just accepting propositional theological truth And saying amen. Amen what's harder is going out those doors and acting accordingly So solomon he puts his hands out and says hey Aaa Be careful to be loyal to our god and to keep his statutes his laws and his judgments Let me ask you do you remember you remember what your first car was? I got in trouble. I talked about cars recently What was it pinto? Was that what it was something like that? I got in trouble I called out a car and someone said that was my car. So i'm not gonna do that I'll call out my first car. My first car was a brown mazda b2000 pickup Man alive they were a lot smaller and they're making pickups these days pickups these days or something else You know, I had this little thing going down the road and like so I had this mazda b2000 pickup now I did love the car. It was my first car So of course, I loved it and I waxed it and polished it and shined it and like at first Then I went to college and still had the car and I had other priorities or other things that interested me other pursuits for my time and suddenly it wasn't even just a lack of washing the car Other things like I don't know oil changes just things that you just should do, you know, the common sense stuff I was like nah this This car hasn't let me down before right? I mean, I didn't give it an oil change in the last month So it probably doesn't need this one month. Well kick that forward a while. What happens i'll tell you what happens It ends up with me on i -5 north of eugene oregon on the side of the road having Say flipped a rod. I'm those you know cars better. I don't know what happened bruised a rod broke a rod Whatever there was a rod involved and it stopped working And so the car stopped working and it never drove again. That was it I kissed a goodbye it went on a tow truck and it was and it was gone We tend to prioritize the things that are important to us It's easy to ascend to propositional truth when it's right in front of us the people there at that time With the new temple and the hurrahs and you know the celebrations and the dinner on the grounds They were having back in this day. The people were excited. It wasn't hard to get them excited It wasn't hard for them to get amen and all that the hard part was in nurturing and caring For that which god entrusted to them down the road and for prioritizing the same things through their actions that they prioritize with their lips Right here and the sad thing was that they wouldn't When I say this is the high point of israel's history up to this point i've been it What does that imply? It implies that things got worse Which they did God made a promise I got you I got you in your future And they had made promises to the differences. They didn't keep theirs And so they backslid in the most egregious of ways to the point to the sad point as we studied in our review of ezekiel Last year whenever it was To the sad point that the same god who came to dwell in this temple in first kings chapter 8 would leave it and ezekiel 10 He would depart the temple leave it as ikabat empty of his glory There's things that have been trusted to matters of faith if you're a parent if you're a father There's things that have been entrusted to you to look out after your loved ones to nurture their faith To take care of their faith to take care of your own faith so that it doesn't get broken down on the side of the road When life circumstances throw you a curveball, which is inevitable There's bins in the road. You can't see coming So The way that we grow and sustain our faith is by immersing ourselves in the faith by doing what god has Said all right before we wrap up or in closing here I want you to notice at the very end of verse 61 He says something interesting and at first when I looked at this text a few years ago I missed it, but I don't want to miss it today verse 61 He said let your heart therefore be loyal to the lord our god to walk in the statutes and keep his commandments And then he adds these four words as at this day Solomon knew the people's history He wanted them to have that particular day emblazoned on their mind to do that Which they had promised to do that day in the time yet to come and yet As we said just a moment ago They wouldn't Roughly 400 years later after this text That day would be a distant memory and they would have forgotten it 400 years later there would be no more cheering There would only be what we call lamentation There would only be disaster Roughly 400 years later as we said before god's glory would depart the babylonians would show up. That's a bad trade They gave up the glory of god. They received the babylonians Ezekiel 10 says this the glory lord departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim and the cherubim mounted up from the earth in his sight Same temple look Can that happen to a church to a denomination a nation? Yes, yes, and yes It can happen if we don't keep the first things first It can happen if we don't prioritize that which we're called to prioritize It can happen if we stop trusting god and start trusting ourselves It can happen if we ignore what god has said in his word And start coming up with our own precepts and following the wills and wants of our own hearts In this passage that we've read today Solomon god through psalm is reminding the people that hey, there's some intentionality i've made you a promise and yet and yet There is a degree of intentionality on your part That your future is going to be heavily predicated upon. What will it be? What will it be are you going to be zealous to do the very things that you promised me on First kings 8 that you promised you say you're going to do you say amen. Amen. Are you going to do that? You won't if you're not intentional about it and in time In time the temple might be empty and in time churches or denominations can follow suit and if you don't think that's possible Go to europe Go to new england Just see places that once not that long ago resonated that once With at least a cultural religiosity And all likelihood of something far stronger now be turned to just empty husks of what they once were If it could happen in israel if it could happen in europe if it happened to england it could happen in the bible belt Our responsibility Is to cling to that which god has delivered us once for all through the saints And to champion no matter what the world tells us no matter what's going on in the culture around us Let the culture go to the wind This is what we're called to adhere to and salman put it before the people in an old testament context Said do this and live The same is true for us Let's pray Join, dr. Toby holt and dr.
A highlight from The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Building a Kingdom of Love with Msgr. John Esseff
"Hi, this is Chris McGregor of Discerning Hearts. Can you please help support this vital ministry? Discerning Hearts is a 100 % listeners supported Catholic apostolate. Now through the end of August, please prayerfully consider making a sacrificial gift to help us raise $30 ,000 to fund truly life -changing Catholic programming and prayer. The financial contributions of listeners like you enables us to continue this important ministry. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Your donations are fully tax deductible. As an independent, non -for -profit lay organization that is not affiliated financially with any diocese, our apostolate is fully listener supported. Again, between now and the end of August, please visit discerninghearts .com to make your donation. Thank you and God bless you from all of us at Discerning Hearts. Discerninghearts .com presents Building a Kingdom of Love, Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. Monsignor Essif is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has served as a retreat director and confessor to Saint Teresa of Calcutta. He continues to offer direction and retreats for the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. Monsignor Essif encountered Saint Padre Pio, who would become a spiritual father to him. He has lived in areas around the world, serving in the Pontifical Missions, a Catholic organization established by Pope Saint John Paul II to bring the good news to the world, especially to the poor. He continues to serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests, and sisters, seminarians, and other religious leaders. Building a Kingdom of Love, Reflections with Monsignor John Essif. I'm your host, Chris McGregor. Well, what's on your heart today, Monsignor? The liberation, not only of Jesus as having conquered death through the resurrection, but Mary also had been freed from death and taken to eternal life through her assumption. So Mary, not only is she going to be redeemed through the blood and salvation of Jesus Christ in her soul, but also in her body. She is the sign of the first fruits of redemption. But all of this entered into the world when Adam, the first Adam, sinned. Saint Paul teaches us them in his first letter to the Corinthians. Brothers and sisters, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man. For just as Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life. But each one in its proper order, Christ the first fruits, then his coming, the rest who belongs Christ, then they too death will come and be ended. When he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power, for he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet, the enemies of Christ have become sin and Satan and death. So in the teaching with regard to the assumption, Christ is the first fruit who was raised from the dead. So when Jesus was crucified and died, the scriptures teach us that he rose from the dead and he was glorious and will be glorious and ascended into heaven body and soul. Christ's body that he received from Mary is risen and he conquered death by his resurrection. That was the conquest that we have of Jesus. At his resurrection, Jesus conquered sin and the cross, Satan on the cross and death by his resurrection. When his side was opened, as Paul is saying here, he then out of his side came blood and water. Water was that sign that we are going to be united with him. In scripture is shown that Adam from whom his spouse came from his side, Eve, so Christ the spouse coming from his side, the church. Out of his side comes the spouse of Christ and that would be the church that we who are the baptized are joined with our head and are one with him in this new life. And that's the magnificent thing when I think of death in my own family, I think of my mother and my father and I remember when my sister died. I think of them as they have conquered sin through their death and the Satan because they were united with Jesus Christ. So I remember in a very special way the death of my sister. When my sister died, I remember my mother was so grief -stricken. My sister was 18 and my mother was just wanting to hold on to my sister. We really weren't a good example of death and dying at that time and we had to really grow and learn. She was dying and in the hospital and I was with her. My sister said to my mother, you know mom, you're the one keeping me here. I really want to go to God. I really, and this was on the feast of Saint Peter. She had already told me days before that she would die on the feast of Saint Peter that he had the keys of heaven and she was so beautiful and so ready to die. But my mother told me later that she went home and as the angelus rang, my mother was at home praying before the image, Mary, and she said to Mary at the angelus, I give my daughter into your arms and that's when my sister died. Now death has no more power over us because of Jesus and because of the resurrection. In the same way, death has no power over Mary. Mary was sinless. She was conceived without sin. She was a unique creation of God who created her without sin. Therefore she, like her son, was never under the power of Satan. And because of his anticipated suffering, death, and resurrection on the cross, God preserved her from sin. And that's our teaching on Mary. She was conceived without sin. So from the first moment of her conception, the devil had no power over Mary. Sin had no power in Mary. She is the sinless one, the sinless virgin, and neither does death. So sin and Satan and death, which were conquered, the enemies of Jesus, when he came into the world to save us from sin, that was our enemy, and Satan and death. And so one of the most beautiful images we have of Mary in the church, we have the assumption, which is really beautiful, that time when she is assumed into heaven, body and soul, where she is now. But we also have the image of Mary of the Immaculate Conception. And this image is given to us in the Book of Revelations in the mass, in which we honor her in her assumption. This is the reading. God's temple is in heaven and it was opened and the Ark of the Covenant could be seen in the temple. This is from the 12th chapter of the Book of Revelations. A great sign appeared in the sky. A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. And then another sign appeared in the sky. It was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, now have salvation and power come and the kingdom of our God and the authority of the anointed one. And so here the image is of the king, this male child, Jesus, being brought forth by the woman. Now has come the kingdom. Now has come the conquest. Through this child, enemy has been caught up into heaven where he reigns now at the right hand and also with him as the church teaches gloriously today as a sign of our future glory, the assumption of Mary. And so what a great joy it is to celebrate this feast. When she came to Fatima, it's not only she died. When I think of my mother turning my sister over to Mary's lap in heaven, that Mary actually has a lap and that she took her into her arms, Mary's body is there. And my sister, when she died, was received by Our Lady, body and soul. And that same woman, my mother, who gave her to God, when she died that beautiful January day in 1987, she was received by Mary's arms. And when my father died on that beautiful September 11th day, 1996, and there not only my in that magnificent revelation of Mary at Guadalupe and in there, if you look at it, clothed in the same words of revelation, clothed in the sun with the moon under her feet and all the angels and the stars in her crown, 12 stars being what seems to be the 12 apostles. This queen magnificent of heaven, as Jesus is the king, and it's assumed this new Eve, as Jesus is the new Adam, bringing forth this bride of Christ, the church, Mary as the model of the church. Here we are. And in her Magnificat, in this mass of the Assumption, she says to Elizabeth, when she comes to visit with her, my soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. And then she said, goes on to say, all generations will call me blessed. And we who are Catholics, who are listening, and those of you who are children of God, and especially Christians, that Mary is the mother of God. And we give her that magnificent title, blessed Virgin Mary, blessed mother. So all generations will continue to call her blessed, for indeed she is. But I think I just want to, as Mary at Fatima especially, in World War I, she saw thousands and thousands dying in that horrible war. And when she came to Fatima in Portugal, she was clothed with the sun. The sun, Bishop Sheen says, she took like a little around her wrist, and she spun it in the skies. And thousands saw that miracle of the spinning of the sun. This woman wrapped in the sun, this woman in the Book of Revelations said that we have to return through prayer and penance to her son, or there would be a world of war worse than the first. And she who has overcome death, saw the death of the millions and millions that would come if we didn't pay attention to that warning, that communism would grow strong. The estimated amount of people that died in World War II was untold millions in Russia, in Europe, in the East, in Japan, and the islands. What a horrible World War II was. And yet it seems as if we still haven't learned to come into that Kingdom of God. And all of us who have been acquainted with that message of Fatima, to pray the rosary, this magnificent prayer, which Our Lady has given us as a weapon against war, the rosary as an instrument for peace. And this magnificent Lady, the Virgin Mary, giving us these instruments as the Queen of Peace, is now the Blessed Virgin Mary, assumed into heaven. And hopefully, as we celebrate it, that you will continue to pray the rosary that we, like her, may place under our feet. The enemies which Jesus has come to reign over. We want to be at peace with Christ in our hearts, in sinlessness like her, in innocence like her. What would you say to those who today are suffering prolonged illness and are facing that moment of death? There is, you know, in our day, the terrible temptation to not see in suffering, union with Christ.
A highlight from THE HASH: Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Crypto Outlook; Looter Behind Curve Exploit Starts Returning Assets
"This is the hash podcast. Stay informed with the latest on Bitcoin, ETH, the metaverse, Web3 and more. All on the hash for your ears. You're listening to the Coindesk podcast network. Hey there, it's Coindesk TV. You're watching the hash. You might be listening to us on the podcast. That's also cool. Thanks for being here. I'm Zach Seward. We've got Will Foxley, Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson today. What a lineup. We've got lots to get to and hopefully including a special guest. Danny, I'm going to throw it to you. The latest hack to grip the world of DeFi. Major update on that. What do you got? Yes, we are starting off with a bang today on the hash, talking about Curve Finance and that $61 million reentrancy hack that happened over last weekend in which a hacker was able to drain a bunch of different token pools because of this unknown bug in a compiler. Anyway, the DeFi protocols that have been affected, Curve, Alchemix and Metronome, I believe, have been trying to get their money back, attempting to negotiate with the hackers. And today there was a breakthrough after promising not to pursue the hackers if they return at least 90 % of the funds. One of the hackers seems to have sent $10 million back to Metronome. And this is a result of some successful negotiations already. And we're starting to see that this surprising outreach campaign is actually working. So Will, I'll start it off with you. What do you think of the situation? Good news at the very least. We like to see when people decide to give money back after these hacking situations, it's become much more common after these hacks to see at least part of the money go back. And that's often spurred for two reasons. One, the bounty, which is typically put out there as a carrot. And two, the possibility of a stick, that being like the US government or someone else coming after you and ruining your life, throwing you in jail. But the last example we have of this was with Mango Markets back in the fall, where there was a developer who hacked Mango Markets using what was actually pretty fairly like open market techniques in order to squeeze profits from the trading platform. Mango Markets was essentially wrecked during it and could not operate for quite a while. And then as more information came to light, this person was found out and that person's now dealing with the Justice Department, which is not a whole great situation. But if you can go in the other way, get like a 10 % bounty, give the money back, and claim to be like a white hack or at the very least a gray hat hacker, then you avoid bars. And so we've seen this quite a bit with crypto. One thing I want to pull on here is just see this idea of like libertarian markets, right? Where often in traditional markets, if you get hacked or something goes wrong, well, you can always call the cops and they can come fix your problem. It might take years, but typically is resolved in some way if there's enough money. In the wild bless of DeFi, I mean, there's not often someone to call unless you really have a good line there. And so sometimes these hacks, they just put up a bounty and then there's reversal hacks, right, where you get docs and they figure out where you are, who you are, what your trading strategies are. And sometimes it's actually worse to not come forward and accept the bounty. So I think that there's some possibility we could see this reversal here, which would be amazing for the Kirk ecosystem, might get everyone off with just a warning as opposed to a lesson, but definitely positive development this morning. Zach. Yeah. The whole, you're alluding to the mango, the Avi Eisenberg episode where one man's quote unquote applied game theorist is another's market manipulator. And that's sort of the essential tension of DeFi. What is off limits and what is fair game? If the code allows it, what's the problem? It's where DeFi intersects with the real world and the real legal system, where you see some of these big ramifications play out on people's lives. And so I think, again, the looter behind this incident is probably reckoning with that and reckoning with the fact that because these systems are transparent, are public, are auditable, it's really hard to get out of the bank vault with the money after you do the heist, right? It's really difficult to escape undetected and with your ill -gotten gains. So often you sort of see, again, this turnabout where a hacker becomes a white hacker after the fact when presented with a path for escape that may be some percentage of what was initially pilfered. And we seem to be seeing that here. I think there's a lot of stuff to talk about as this relates again to sort of the knock on effects that we saw with this, with the whole, the curve crisis and the potential liquidation that Michael Agaroff was facing and all that good stuff. But as it relates to the money taken from the initial incident itself, which is not huge, again, in the history of DeFi hacks, but certainly the ramifications that played out over this past week have been notable and worth opining about. So I'll toss it to Ben in case he has any thoughts on sort of how this whole thing is unfolded. Yeah, I don't have much to add to that. I thought you and Will put it very eloquently there. I just think it's strange as you say that a criminal person could go from criminal to hero the in switch of an eye. So it's fascinating to watch this play out. All right. Well, we'll leave it there. That's some good stuff. I think we're changing gears to our next segment. We have Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who is now also a Republican candidate for president. Mayor Suarez, thank you for joining us. How are you doing? It's great to be with you. Have a big announcement today, which is that officially my campaign is accepting Bitcoin. And you can do that by going to my website, FrancisSuarez .com, and donate as little as 0 .000034 of a Bitcoin, which roughly is the equivalent of a US dollar. But of course, I denominated in Bitcoin, not in dollar. So look, I think it's a watershed moment for the country to have a candidate who gets their public sector salary paid in Bitcoin and has actually borrowed money against that Bitcoin account, creating more utility for Bitcoin and showing that it is an asset that has value, that has utility. And this is a process of developing technologies that are going to create democratizing opportunities for wealth creation and are not manipulated by human beings that have alternative motives, political goals, etc. Yeah, interesting. That's a very interesting development. Will Foxley, our resident Bitcoin maxi, was joyously celebrating said announcement, one BTC equals one BTC. He loved that as well. I guess my question, I'm super fascinated to see crypto Bitcoin, CBDCs even emerge as a real talking point in the 2024 elections. CBDCs specifically, I think, especially in Florida with Governor DeSantis have become a major lightning rod. I really want your thoughts on why Bitcoin crypto CBDCs are entering the political calculus for cycle's this presidential race. It's really simple. It's because under Bidenomics, the poor are getting poor, and that means rising inflation and rising interest rates because there's out of control spending. There's no check and balance on the monetary system. What happens is the federal government goes crazy, starts giving away free money. And then the Fed, which sees rising inflation, which means that people's purchasing power goes down. Literally, if you have money or bank account, you literally get poorer. And then on the other side, they say, hey, we've got to stop this. So they start raising interest rates. So now you get hit by both sides. You're purchasing power, the money you have in your bank account goes down, and then your borrowing costs go up. So you're literally getting attacked by both sides of the ledger. And that makes people want to hedge and get away from that to a system that isn't controlled by politics, that is completely decentralized, that is completely secure, completely liquid. You can get in and out of it at any time of the day. And that's why you've seen Bitcoin's run this year, which it's up significantly from the beginning of the year. So look, again, and I'm not here to give investment advice, I'm not telling people what to do. But what I am saying is look at the fundamentals of how the system works, right? Do your due diligence. And I think that bodes well for a system, which probably to me, from my perspective, I'm not afraid of that world, right, because the U .S. should be judged on their economic might. And we are economically mighty when we have a strong economy, when we don't have a bunch of deficits. You saw today a Brazil talking about, Lula talking about de -dollarizing, right, I mean, this de -dollarization campaign is happening worldwide. And so we're going to have to compete in a different way. We're going to have to compete, not because we're the world's greatest currency, but because we're the world's greatest economy. And I think that's, if we focus on the digital economy, right, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, virtual reality, obviously crypto, all these things, we're going to create a generation's worth of prosperity. We did it in Miami. We're number one in wage growth, lowest unemployment in America, highest tech job growth, and highest Gen Z tech worker growth, right? So why? Because we want to lean into these generational opportunities. By the way, I've taken a lot of heat for it. I've gotten criticized a lot for it. People will often say, oh, we're in a crypto winter, you know, what do you think? You know, do you regret supporting crypto? And I say, absolutely not. We were number one in blockchain investments. We were up 2000%. We had $800 million of investments in blockchain companies. But in addition to that, I know that these are technologies that are here to stay. One company versus another may win or may lose. But the technology is here to stay and it's going to revolutionize the future. The Miami coin episode versus your personal conviction in Bitcoin, which is something we can maybe get to a bit later. Thanks for unpacking some of those red meat issues, obviously, to the Republican base seems pretty animated by this stuff. I want to ask it to Danny. I know he has a question and then we can continue the conversation. Thank you for joining us. I'm curious to hear how, if you're elected president, you would change how the system works in the U .S. when it comes to crypto policy, like what is your vision for the crypto economy in the United States and what could you do to change it to better it? What's your vision? I think the biggest mistake this administration has made is that they don't understand crypto. So they have gone to a regulate by enforcement mechanism as opposed to, in my opinion, set the ground rules. Right. So you have to be able to classify certain digital products. You have to be able to have certain guidelines and rules that are clear with respect to custody of assets. And by the way, the players in the game will tell you they want rules. They just want to know what the rules are so they can play by the rules. A lot of these offshore companies should have been American and onshore companies. It's a tremendous opportunity for us to bring investment to our country. So for me, on day one, I would create an industry roundtable and create a set of regulations that don't advantage anybody. They're not meant to advantage anybody. What they're meant to do is make sure that you can create an innovative ecosystem and economy based on these products where everybody knows what the rules are, clearly. Yes, Mayor Suarez.
"rod" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"Anybody because it's in your mind. I'm not out loud. It's time for rod pile. Our spaceman rod, of course, longtime contributor on the tech. I actually not that long. You are our newest contributor. Editor in chief of ad asteroid. The official publication of the national space society, its space SS dot org. And the host of our wonderful show, which I'm loving more and more all the time. This week in space. In fact, I don't think it's a secret rod, but we're going to be able to see your smiling face on the show pretty soon. I'm sorry. Oh no. There will be there will be no nudity on my show. Because we're scanning order otherwise. We're scanning it. And if it was a picture of me as a child, it would be a daguerreotype and you wouldn't be able to see it anyway. This week in space show is a twit TV slash twist pile Derek Malik from a space dot com hosts the show. And we thought, you know, we've been trying to get all. And I think we've succeeded almost all of our contributors from the old show on with us from time to time. And once again, I was last. Nope. I'm just kidding. Really? I got it before. I'm preening now. Thank you. So rod, what's up? I saw one funny thing. I'm gonna ask you about. Yeah? 'cause we're all piloting on Elon these days. He's got this starship, right? That it's basically supposed to launch. But a bunch of them. Yeah, but there's been so many delays and stuff. Mushrooms were growing in the, in the cowling of the fuel, is this right? Yeah. Is that common? It's humid down there. I mean, Florida. So he had well, no, this is in Boca chica. But similar latitudes similar temperature environment and humidity and stuff. But at least it's just mushrooms. You can go scrape those out with your hand, right? On the other hand, when we are trying to get starliner, Boeing's delivered to the ISS space capsule off last year. Instead, they had rusted vows in that environment. Now you think you'd think that years, decades of working on spacecraft down at the cape would tell you, okay, don't use cold iron or pot metal. Oxidized. I'm exaggerating, I grant you. You think it's all aluminum or titanium or something, right? Well, or at least something oxidation proof, you know? 'cause those valves got a twist around for the thing to do with the rest of the rust oleum. Yeah. So, you know, smear it with Crisco or something anyway. There's gotta be a way. That's what I do. But they're planning to launch. So we got what? Wait a minute, what? Sorry, go ahead, sorry. Crisco joke. Okay. So yeah, so that's good. They're getting going. Starship, you know, there's been a lot of delays. Part of it is just that it's really complicated.
"rod" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"That NATO is ready to put more sanctions on Russia At Baxter has global news in the 9 60 newsroom in San Francisco At yeah that's right Brian is the merciless Russian campaigning as miracle continues and seems to have stalled elsewhere though in Ukraine NATO preparing further sanctions for Russia U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan says the Biden trip this week will firm those plans He will join our partners in imposing further sanctions on Russia and tightening the existing sanctions to crack down on invasion and to ensure robust enforcement Now on the flip side Sullivan says he has not seen any China shipping munitions to Russia We have not seen since those meetings were since the president's conversation with the provision of military equipment by China to Russia But of course this is something we are monitoring closely Now in Ukraine the threat of chemical weapons by Russia still exists and adviser to president zelensky Alexander rod jansky in an exclusive Bloomberg interview says there has to be a red line there If there is use of weapons of mass destruction of which chemical weapons are one type then we really hope that nobody will just sit back and watch what happens Of course we hope there'll be an intervention We know that chemical weapons could be used at this stage because Russia is facing serious issues taking our cities And this as president zelensky puts out another plea for Vladimir Putin to talk he is quoted in a suspect in the saying that they could talk about Ukraine relinquishing claims to Crimea and Donbass the home to the pro Russian separatist movement And I should mention that Biden press secretary Jen Psaki will not be on the Europe trip She's tested positive for COVID This is her second time Day two of the investigation of the China eastern crash has yet they have not found the black box and day two of the U.S. Supreme Court nominee katon G Brown Jackson with her saying roe V wade has been settled as abortion law Roe and Casey as you say have been reaffirmed by the court and have been relied upon and reliance is one of the factors that the court considers when it seeks to revisit or when it's asked to revisit revisit a precedent The implication is that it's done Of course she was praised by Democrats Republicans like Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham tried to needle her Graham asked her her religion She said Protestant He said how often does she go to church She said she would prefer to keep her private religion private because it will not enter into any decision she made Now Graham tried to blister Democrats when they asked questions on religion to the two Trump nominees in the last term and Graham said they were stupid yet he asked them today In San Francisco I met Baxter This is Bloomberg Brian That was very good Very good Thank you All right the time here is 8 and a half minutes past the hour Let's get to our guest Kamal street Kumar president and founder of RICO global strategies I think this is going to be red meat for you three But a real inflation fighter doesn't care about soft landings right And because it can't ask you a yes no question do current conditions apply Brian I think I would agree with you on both points I think a true inflation fighter does not care about the soft landing He or she managing policy should get the inflation down And it is especially important in the case of power because his erroneous forecast on inflation and repeatedly insisting that it was transitory and keeping the inflated ballot balance sheet of the fed and keeping zero interest rates for too long were the reason why he was in the state right now So he doesn't have a choice So what does he then have to do Because you know he does seem to be right now Really really prioritizing the fight against inflation over growth is he not Rich that is something he does today and he didn't even do that on Wednesday What is he going to do three days from now I don't have an idea You may again pivot Last Wednesday he told you that safe landing a soft landing was something he was going to achieve And I went through the transcript very carefully of both his staff statement and his Q&A session and everything the insistence was on a on a soft landing Today is suddenly all of that is doesn't matter The only thing that matters to me is to bring down inflation Next week if the equity market creators over the next several days he may again change that is his record from that point That's why I asked you the question of current conditions apply because and the reason I thought it was red meat is I expected you to say I don't believe him I don't think he is an inflation fighter That is correct In fact that is what I'm trying to say that is not an inflation fighter I do not believe that he has the conviction to do that And I have written as well in my writings Brian that he is the first Federal Reserve chairman without an active economic training in 40 years And so I don't think he quite understands what the job is that he has to do I don't believe that he has a firm inflation fighting record And in fact as it looks like he is going to be confirmed by the entire Senate we are in for a rough hall next four years Will I think many don't agree with you They would think that he's responding to current conditions conditions on the ground for instance the Ukraine.
"rod" Discussed on Nightly Pop
"You guys are crazy. My mom and grandma watch this show. I'll answer it. Hi, grandma. I think it was a Levi's dressing room. Yes. Levi's. Yeah, we were trying on jeans. Next round. He has an egot and she invented mean tweets oh boy. Where have Chrissy Teigen and John Legend not had sex? Is it a on a commercial flight? B, the Democratic National Convention or C backstage at a Victoria's Secret show. Where have they not had sex? That means two of those places. I'm going to go with B, the democratic location, final answer. The DNC is a no go zone for you. Yes. Okay. Arielle. I kind of want to go with the most obvious one, which is the Victoria's Secret fashion show. So you're going to see. I'm going with C all right, let's find out which one of you perverts is correct. Name the strangest place. You and John have ever been intimate with each other. I believe it was the DNC. Actually, so it was the DNC. So you're at the convention. Yeah. And there was a bathroom. It was in the bathroom. I mean, I can fire these off if you want. I can say like, rod Herman, Fred Siegel. She is you. Chrissy Teigen have a lot of guns. Levi's, Fred single. Bathroom feast. Oh my God. Apparently John Legend is putting the D and D and C. Yeah. Nice. All right, this one is for all you horny parents out there. You know who you are, you little sickos. Which holiday did Kelly ripa and Mark consuelos permanently ruin for their daughter. Was it a Father's Day? B Christmas or C, the 4th of July. I'm going to go with, well, you can really only ruin Christmas because Father's Day, how do you ruin Father's Day and how do you ruin the 4th of July? Be Christmas final answer. Okay, Arielle. I'm gonna go with Father's Day. Well, let's go ahead and see what the answer is. She opened the door and it was like, it was late morning. And it was Father's Day. So she opens the door and we see the door open and we're like, it could cause Jordan. She shuts the door and you hear. I used to see in color and now everything is great. That's a pretty good retort after. I'm just in your parents house. Have you ever walked in on your pants? I'm just going to ask you that. No, I have not because my parents got I couldn't walk when my parents got divorced. Right. So yeah, I'm kind of the same way I was putting on my parents got divorced, but I did I've talked about it on the show before I've seen my dad doing things with a woman in the backyard at one point. Doing gardening? It wasn't exactly gardening. Which means you get to come back to the show tomorrow. What about you? Anyway. Enjoy the rest of your guys Valentine's Day. Set your DVRs and we'll see you later. Bye bye. Bye. Bye..
"rod" Discussed on The Twilight Zone Podcast
"A few weeks ago now here on the podcast we spoke to nick. Parisi the president of the road sailing memorial foundation and one of the things we spoke about was that on the fifteenth of this month of october. They will be launching a kickstarter in an attempt to fund a statue of rod sailing in recreation park binghamton new york his hometown. An honor that i think is long overdue. And i'm sure that you agree with that. And in the first day or two it was looking pretty good if that momentum had to carried on the probably would have been no problem funding this now. The target was nine hundred thousand dollars. Which is a hefty price tag bbut for a big statue that's gonna live on for decades and decades in a public place that is to be expected but after that initial flurry of activity died down a little bit as usually happens with these kick. Starters we find ourselves in a bit of a lull a bit of a period where the pledges are still coming in. But they're not quite as fast as they used to be now at the moment it saying that there is nineteen thousand two hundred eight dollars pledged of the nine hundred thousand goal and there is eighteen days left to go. So there's still quite a mountain left to climb now tonight. i'm going to take a trip to the fished. I mentioned to begin the end of our season for coverage with the final episode of season. For and i was just going to mention it in nap where i think we need to jump on this. You know we as twilight zone fans fans of rudd sailing. I thought i would make a special effort to put the word out now over an after hours club. We manage to get together. You know a nice song to put to that. And it's already been put into the fund air but as you can see there's a lot more to go at the moments does roughly around seventy one thousand dollars left to go so so. If a thousand people gave seventy dollars that statue would be pretty much funded now. I know that much more than a thousand people. Listen to this podcast bought understandably not everyone is going to be able to contribute at that level. Some people can give more. Some people can give less but some people might not be able to afford to give anything but that's not the only way to contribute you know everyone has social media accounts people can tweet about. This people can put on their facebook and instagram and really helped to get the wear out. That is one. I'm here asking you to do to help us get this statue funded in recreation park binghamton so if you can give some money than go to rudd sailing monument dot com and that will take you directly to the kickstarter where you can pledge. And after you've done there does handy buttons there you can share on facebook. You can tweet about it you can email people about it and like i say if you can't afford to contribute your cells then please just help to publicize tell your friends about it. Tweeted out put on your facebook and let's really help get the word out there because there is not an that i would like more than to meet all of you and binghamton when the statue was erected and there is some great at bonuses on this kickstarter like i say you can get a brick with your wedding on it that is going to be put into the base of this statue or pavements around the statue and if you can't afford it yourself there may be clubbing with some friends to do it. You know how great would it be to get your name and your friends name at the base of the statue there for all time as a as a market that you've helped what they're so. I'm not gonna go on much longer but we have eighteen days to go to raise quite a lot of money here so if you can help please do because i want to see you in binghamton next year and we can all gather around that statue and pay our respects to the great man and give him the honor that he has more than.
"rod" Discussed on Agent of Wealth
"That. That is that is the Holistic approach to what it is you do. I love it love hearing that in when i was eighteen as relates two goals i lived in denver and but i knew i wanted to live on the beach and of course be denver but and i would visualize the palm trees in the surf in the sand and all of that for twenty years. Twenty years later. I built this eight million dollar ten thousand square foot mansion on the beach at the beach on one side. It was called off debate. So i owned. I owned the bay of the bay side as well. So you know. I had my boat lifts on the back side and the beach on the other side and that was unthinkable when i was eighteen but again. There's howard visualization i. Would i would visualize it. And i made it happen. Three months after i moved in. I'm floating in the pool at night. I worked for this thing for twenty years. And i'm looking up this ten thousand square foot testament to my ego which is really what it was. It was proved the world. That was good enough. When i looked you know when i dissect it that was the truth of it. I look at this thing. And i got depressed. And i don't mean just a little bummed. I mean really bumped and i'm like what the hell i'd just achieve success. I had the mercedes in the garage. The maserati all this other stupid stuff. And i had by societal standards achieved incredible success and i was really bummed and so i went out and bought some books. You know because. I'm a goalie on a couch. Although i believe in therapy at that time i didn't but i do now but i went out and got you know napoleon hale and zig ziglar back then and and i got tony robbins book which i got halfway through mike. I really liked this guy. So i went and saw him. This is twenty plus years ago. Twenty one twenty two years ago and saw that he fed families for the holidays. And i'm like what a concept you know. do something for someone else. Because i've been totally focused on me. And so there were several things going on back then when i got was depressed. Let me talk about those real quick one of them was. You should never achieve a big goal without having other goals lined up behind it like the good book says without a vision that people perishing your vision for the future. And i didn't know what i was going to do next. So that's number one second thing we talked about earlier. It's never about the goals. Happiness comes from progress and growth and again. I didn't know what i was going to do. Next and got acknowledged that progress even a little bit just a little bit every week. You should look back at the previous week and say okay. Good job you did that. Even even it's a minor thing so it's about progress and growth but the big thing was i've been totally focused on myself. You know prove the world. I matter provable. I'm good enough. Rod rod rod rod rod. And like i said once twenty side. He fed families for the holidays. He's fed millions. I'm like you know what. I liked that so i flew to denver. It was for thanksgiving. And i told my brother. Let's go feed five families and so we went to his church found five families that really needed help. The third one changed my life We go to this row house. It was like a not even a one bedroom was crappy one bedroom..
"rod" Discussed on Nightly Pop
"I'm married the best rapper of all time at talented legit genius. Who gave me four incredible kids. When i divorced him. You have to know. It came down to just one thing. His personality must delicious bottle of vizma. Ever seen a drinker in a heartbeat. She does look down. She talked about everything that i think people were hoping in the best world she would touch on pretty good debut pretty good. We've never talked about it on this. Now we're pretty good debut liked it. I thought she did a really good job. I think you know that she did say that comedy is rooted in truth. Yes so i think she got to be able to laugh at yourself hundred percent. It's very easy to laugh at yourself when you are worth. What did she hit billionaire status the only critique and this is just because we're on a comedy show we've discussed is the only thing is when she said that the the set of about khania. I wish she paused a little bit longer and then was like his personality. That is my only thirty. Danny you gotta stay. Kim given to be right kim. Say it's my one lee strasberg moment. I thought she killed it. I thought she looked amazing. I'm so happy she went there. Oh my god. I would wear it after her. Sweaty body took it off. Oh god we all right. Hey rod put an awkward moment while covering the baseball playoffs. When they caught the devil rays eating popcorn. Love the devil. Rays which there in sanford fran tampa bay. It reminded another very specific. Hand-feeding these razors so chill nelson cruz. So he got his buddy some popular and they started eating it during the game popcorn ready. Yeah you gotta stick. And it's not the first time that people beating popcorn in the middle of the game. No back down memory lane. Maybe that's maybe why i'm single. I took that well. I thought he i. It's yeah i mean it's embarrassing but it's the least embarrassing thing. He's been a part of the last couple of years. It's very you're very right about that. I don't think he looked past. And like else a random fact. I feel like popcorns. Having a moment a lot of people are into popcorn right now. What i you're such. A trendsetter skyrocket sales was gonna lie. I haven't seen a lot of the hot butter on test. And then if you're feeling a little freaky you put a couple in that. No no no and then it meant by the way and then also when you get down to the kernels that haven't popped him. You suck on those. Those are the sexiest they. You know. you are a nasty girl pregnant of popcorn and we're going to be like. Is there anything better than when you find a popcorn. Kernel under your car and you're like been seasoning there and then you pop it in your mouth and you're sucking on it for two days. And the rack is added to his list of jobs making his rapping debut on friday he was featured on technicians. Track face off and the reviews shall we say are mixed about dr about power. We say hundred. We devour the work hours take. What's our veins my culture with trailing jason gains desecration defamation. If you want to bring it to the message face to face now we escalating when have to use assets being on between wenham rumbling. You're gonna three mama bring drama. The king prominent extreme. Are we supposed to talk about that. Because i'm mortified okay. Do you know. I love rock. No no but this was odd. This is a good a with him that he got. I don't think so either. I think he tried. You know what it sounds like. It sounds like the guy who does musicals tried to write iraq. It's getting mixed reviews there people. Yeah there are people who don't like it and then there are people who are afraid to say they don't have not afraid to say i do not like i love the rock. Yeah like somebody doesn't mean what are we at. We're like i have to. I have to like everything you do agreed. You know what. I mean like everything agreed. There's some things never my love everything you do mom. I'm sorry. This is terrible and unnecessary. I don't know why he did this. But i also feel like oh look how you get alienated. Why do we always need to be celebrities and dry every thing because people always want to try some new. It's just like when basketball players wanna be rap. Everybody always wants to try something different. I want wanna be okay at this job in that. Set up in hollywood where. I'm nervous to say this. You know like he's one of those good me a break on the world. Unlikely friendships snoop dogg. Just invited harry and meghan over for thanksgiving dinner. We didn't get right in studio invite didn't follow up. He said harry has been balls for living his life. And how how he wants and that if they comfort thanksgiving there in for something special okay all right. What do you think that means. Do you think that dinner would go well. Do you think they would go to that dinner ever no. I don't think they're going hang if they would they would have fun. Yeah oh boy would they. They will be different from then on. I also don't love that. He says harry has big balls. I feel like megan's got all the balls in that relationship like she's the one making these tough decisions and doing these tough things like. That's every marriage. My dad would doesn't know where the kitchen is without my mom. There were years my dad even going to bank. Yeah no like my dad was like your mom. Does all this bank the supermarket. The car every single thing. My my dad picked me up from school twice. I think like a didn't didn't do it when they try. They're still asking you questions. Like does your mom yes. That's the way it is. Yeah yes with you know what to do with our like our baby turtle we look sweet and endearing because they you know baby. Turtles are so helpless. They're so sweet and cute and love on their back. Yeah and you flip the motive okay. We'll take a break honey. Who are turtle sweet this. I love the turtle. We're gonna get a little one there vicious. Yeah and they post their head out. Yeah exactly all right. We take a break coming up. A reality star comes clean in. The details are unbelievable. Plus the potomac housewife dhamma gets even deeper. That's next back. It just wouldn't be monday without checking in on stephen and alina from ninety day fiance the other way. The other way. Stephen lied to alina about being a virgin. But that wasn't.
"rod" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities
"His head and the initial twelve day decline during that period started losing use of half of his face right behind his left eye where the spike had shot through an infection had started that made his eyeball kind of bulge from it's socket. Share and bits of brain used out around his his eyes. He lost his sight obviously and he developed a drooping eyelid of course carried the scar from his original injury and most muscles on the left side of his face were entirely on funk show they never fully recovered understandably so but other than that he seemed okay and he was doing good well physically psychologically and mentally not so good now. He had lost a large portion of his frontal lobe. We'd either have been damaged or destroyed now. Frontal lobe injuries know how bad that can be. That leads to a lot of mueller Some of his frontal lobe was completely removed from his head after the accident because it was so badly damaged as motor skills. Were relatively good and more or less but his friends said this was not the same guy now. This guy before the accident famous was thought of as kind. Gentle friendly gentleman type focused on his work and his family. After the accident he became kind of an asshole. He was very coarse and vulgar and profane with both his actions and his language. He didn't seem to care anymore. About how people perceived him in the doctor. Dr harlow noted that he began to behave as if he had no impulse control. Yeah that's the thing is. There is a study done. A while ago about the correlation between those people who have committed crimes and those who have had frontal lobe injuries and it is overwhelming that your frontal lobe keeps you in check. Basically and yeah. You're right now. I don't know how many people they sighted in that study that you're talking about but an overwhelming majority of those involved in violent crime at one point or another suffered some sort of a massive head injury and then there are those who have massive head injuries and become maths vonts or so. Who knows of course because of his coarseness profane nature now that method gauge could not return to his work as a railroad forman. It would be inappropriate because he was just an asshole to everybody so he had to figure out another way to make a living he held. He held a series of jobs. Post accident he was a stagecoach driver at one point. He couldn't hold that job then. He opened his own stable. And that didn't go very well either and so to earn a little bit of extra cash. He put himself on display now. These were times as we've mentioned many times where it was considered acceptable For somebody to display their disfigurement or disability or somebody else would do it for them and keep the money which often happen but this was done for entertainment purposes and at the time that was an acceptable thing to do. I still think if someone wants to do that. That's fine you know. it's not up to me. it's not my body. As long as they're are being forced by somebody else exactly. At first he was displayed in an academic environment professor of surgery at harvard medical school henry jacob bigelow would bring him in and he studied him for a while and then he would present him to medical school classes as well as at one point the boston society for medical improvement in although he did make a little bit of money doing this it wasn't enough to to survive so when he contacted p. t. barnum in although famous never appeared in any of barnum's circuses. He did exhibit himself at barnum's american museum. My goodness that's come up a lot lately. It has. I know i laughed when i when i read that. He would talk about his unlikely story of survival. He gave a little presentation and then he would display his scarred face and also the iron bar brought it with him the iron bar that went through his head. It was part of the story of a morbid prop. They kept it. That's an forward thinking. Yeah especially for a guy with very little frontal lobe. What was unique about vinas gauge was even though he had been horribly disfigured he was still thought to be extremely good looking even after the accident. Even dr harlow said in some of his notes. that gage was quote disfigured but still hanson. This may have been part of. Why y what made him such a fascinating subject. You know he. He went through this horrible experience yet. He was still pretty honky. Sadly life span was still cut short even after his amazing story of survival gauge began to have epileptic seizures around the year eighteen sixty so about twelve years or so. And that's still that's amazing. No he went to stay with his family and san francisco and they called the doctor and the doctor came and they thought the best thing they could do for him was probably bleed him So they did they blame him and then they quote rested him but the convulsions continued to occur on may twenty first eighteen sixty during a particularly bad epileptic seizure. Phineas gage died. At the age of thirty six he was then buried in san francisco's lone mountain cemetery by his family. But that is not. The end of phoenix gauges story north gauge really. In a broader sense dr harlow had been following. Famous gauges story through the press for a number of years and he kept tabs on his former patient. After reading gauges obituary in eighteen. Sixty it Sort of rekindled an interest in this story for him because this case was so unusual so dr harlow contacted finances mother and asked if he could have his head oh he wanted to dig the body up and take the head. Unbelievably gauges mother said. Yeah sure probably. Because he was the guy that in her mind saved her son's life so she felt maybe she owed him or something. So i'd give them your head like would you give them my man. I'm your mom a loved one. Yeah okay well. You're dead with the hell make an ashtray or something stop. So he had gauges head exhumed in eighteen sixty seven harlow took possession of the skoll himself and he was given the iron bar to buy gauges mom. He then spent time researching and studying and recording papers about the incident and once he was through he gave the skull and the spike to the warren museum. And that is where they both remain to this day. Where's the warren museum. It's in monroe connecticut. Let's go there so obviously there's never been the case. Quite like phineas. Gage were so much brain matter was destroyed in the patient was still able to to to about nathan. This was a very this and this was the very early stage of surgery and medicine and modern medicine. Anyway it was time when for -nology was still widely accepted as a legitimate form of science even so with a couple skilled forward-thinking doctors. This guy was somehow able to recover and live for another decade or so is cases still studied today more than one hundred and fifty years later. His case has been studied in relation to the frontal lobe because of this because of his accident because of how he recovered from it we learned so much from him and we still do today. It's taught us a lot about how the brain can heal itself as well. The accident is sometimes referred to as the first lobotomy allow. it's also called the american crowbar case my source information was wikipedia rancor smithsonian magazine. 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"rod" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"From Rod, burrowing client got that on the second. No longer he's absolutely right. That was that was their first hit. Yep, and that they actually release that before the TV series came out. And they weren't actually playing the instruments on it. But they did sing. Yes, later I took him a couple years and then they start playing the instruments. So yeah, it was pretty cool. It was a fun show. Back back in the day, you know good, simple fun. Let me ask you this. Who in their right mind, Lou leaves $85 billion worth of military equipment behind on the ground. Who in their right mind does something like that? Guess what. Joe Biden just made the Taliban the 26th most powerful military in the world. Hey, gave him 85 billion, not million billion dollars worth of military equipment, bombs, guns. Uh, helicopters, airplanes. Guess who paid for it. The American taxpayer? You did. I know there. Haven't They're having a big camel sale over there. Now. They don't want their camels anymore. They got Humvees. Yeah, Let's take the home visa. Who does that? Joe Biden really that stupid? Apparently so apparent or or is he that corrupt or Yeah, that's wonderful. It's one of the two and I'm leaning toward stupid and corrupt. Okay, because he is a fool. Joe Biden is a clown. He's an idiot. Um, anyway. This is safe Retirement solutions. We do retirement in complaining besides chemo savvy political institute commentary Yeah. You know the importance of saving money for retirement so that you've they have readily available sources of money to augment your guaranteed income that you're going to be getting from Social security. Maybe a pension your IRAs or 41 case. But do you know how to convert all of those assets and to a lifetime Lifelong income stream?.
"rod" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Mike one thing that just -cribe hobby being that to came back and got the play i could say i have all been promotion leading up to a quiet night game chase stadium the braves or tom You have the back. Pipes blaring of motion defense chain usa and To telling me that you just want to get through. That just wants to survive. And and not look silly. Because he's so jittery going into that even tears presume.
"rod" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Us a little bit about your social media. Presences kept myself though key for so many years. Excuse me and then my son became my aging after the guy that i was wet for almost Well forty years Was going to retire so my son was in business school. And then after you graduated We talked about him being doing some work for me and he. He's talked about twitter website. This and you know who wants who wants me to be out there and doing that stuff that you have a lot of fans and they appreciated what you did for baseball and it'd be nice for you to get out there and say say hello to right. We started doing this and It's it's been excited. it's something. I never thought that That i would do. But here. I am doing it. I'm really enjoying myself bill. You certainly are you. You're posting some great stuff out there. Rod as i said folks check it out rod crews facebook page i his twitter account and rod karoo dot com some tremendous stuff out there for really one of the immortals in major league baseball and before we leave right. I just wanna Check with you your greatest memory. What would that entail. Well you know guy. I the most memorable memorable things that they've got in the game and the biggest thing i find about myself about being in the game is. I never thought that. I would be the same company. That tie. Cobb willie. Mays harmon killebrew Ted williams and some of the greats of the game you know. I just played the game for the fun of doing it might. I was able to maintain some consistency and All the awards that came my way. I was appreciative. Because people saw what i was doing and main thing. I think that people really liked about me but that i love to go to hospitals and schools and and visit kids And talk to kids to let them know that If you have a dream it'll come true. All you have to do is work at it and one day you'll realize though streets exactly correct ride and take my word for it. The as your fans. And i can attest you belong in cooperstown with those folks. You mentioned Your performance and your career speaks for itself. It's been an honor and a pleasure having you with us tonight rod. Thanks for taking time to your sunday night to spend some with us here in new york I think Your son you beautiful wife rhonda for helping set this up and i want to mention the book again. The book folks. it's out in hardcover. Now you can get it on amazon. It comes out in paperback on may eighteenth. It's titled one tough out fighting off life's curve balls by the great ride karoo. Thanks again ride. You'll work of value and funny item at the book was given to me by reggie jackson Yeah you've because we're good friends and he thought about it and so he mentioned that okay and It's good reading. It shows agree. And yeah so. I hope that people take a chance. And you know bike for their kids to so that they can look into what we were doing his players and into. We're doing that while we've Retired definitely some great life lessons in that book again. Run i thank you and all the best to you and your family. Thank you bill now. Maybe one day we can do to beget. Yes i i agree. Let's do it again rod. I'll stay in touch with with devon. Okay all the best. That's the great.
"rod" Discussed on WGBB Sports Talk New York
"Know maybe two gallons. Wow and the more. The more he laughed. It says i told you but we had a. We had a great great time. I had a A great time. Learning from one of the things that i i do today still live with it. You want to call him junior and lifted me in a lot of talent. You got a long way to go and one thing that i want you to remember is it doesn't cost anything to be nice to people and that's what i've tried to do Even today i have time for people. I make time for people and i enjoyed you know because we're given the opportunity to To make a lot of people feel good about themselves and have a great day. You know like. I might be having trouble or and it gives them the opportunity to come out to the ballpark and me. If i don't get a hit. Or if i make a bad play but It was all in good fun then. So that's the way. I looked at it baseball baseball. And that it. It's it's the game that we allow people to Just come to the ballpark and have a good time. When they when they feel they need they need it exactly and and that's the way it should be ride very well said rod karoo with us tonight on sports talk new york. Nineteen seventy seven. Ride your bat. Three eighty eight. The highest since ted williams hit that and fifty seven You end up on the cover of time magazine. Now that had to be a thrill well you know that was the year he was a year. Well i seem like you know everything had hit find a halt and i remember a lot of times spending at home plate and the pitcher's getting ready to release the pitch and sometimes i would see in feelers. Move a little bit. And i'd hit the ball. Maybe the spot that they moved from or just a little bit away from him and they could make a place so I don't know why you as a hit. He picked those things up. Because you're so focused on looking at the middle of the diamond pitchers Delivering the ball from An eighty five. Well you got your three thousand. Hit ride in eighty five against frank viola. You are with the california angels stand but you came up against collusion in one thousand nine hundred five. This is something that we spoke at length to andre dawson about. He was a victim of this. Tell us a little bit about how the owners colluded during that year. well they did because You know there were still making a lot of money. But they found a way to Not keep guys around not pay them to type a salary that they should have been earning and It was the worst thing that happened in baseball towards the players. Because you know at the time we were fighting about our Our insurance policies and and things like that we didn't want more money. It was more about keeping what we had and they were about taking away from us so we had to go couple of strikes to To maintain what we had what we worked so hard to have formed families. And you know. I'm glad we did because you know in later years. My youngest child is Michelle was eighteen years old and she contacted leukemia right and passed away when she was when she was eighteen. And because of the baseball insurance. You know i was able to practically pay nothing Because baseball picked up. Just about everything Forms so for that. I will forever be thankful and great coal so major league baseball for what they did for my fan but certainly one thing. I want to go back to ride during the sixties. i did not know this about you that you serve six years in the united states marine corps reserve as a combat engineer. Now the this Also helped you in your baseball career. Didn't it all. Yeah yeah. I received so much help when i was in the marine corps and the things that i learned Stayed with me for such a long time. You know i. I worked hard. I i learned about discipline. I learned about people way i wanted to be treated and It was the greatest experience for me. And i've always said that every young man should get an opportunity to go into service and learn a lot of things that would help some. You know with their future so yeah. I was very happy about that you know. That's it semper fi. that's right. Yes rod karoo with us tonight on sportstalk new york now you All the accolades. And honours accumulates right your career ride you being a first ballot hall of famer but i had read where you said. Your greatest honor was receiving the roberto clemente award yet. That the roberto clemente award warning signs out Among all day works received you know during my playing days It was an award that was given to a player every year. But the work that he did in the community and i went out to every chance than ballclub. Wanted me to do something because it was important. And i've i've visited kids I visited elderly people. Everyone that Needed be to put a smile on their face. I wanted that you know i. I visited this eleven year old kid one and he had just gone through Burn burn vic victim. So i'm standing outside his room and he cried. I'm i'm sorry the grew and he's crying because i was outside the door but what they were doing was giving him a bath. Who and so. After i was leading to see him he he started complaining. I don't complain. I know what you're going through and i i know how hurts. But you know they're gonna get you better. You're going to be at that stage of watching ballgame watching this play. And so yeah. I'm here to talk to you. Spend some time with you and we had a great time and this this when i left the room he had the biggest smile on his face. I felt like i did something very important that they wonderful story ride. Yes definitely now one thing you do in these days is you established an online presence. You have a new facebook account for those folks Who'd like to check that out. You're on now. And you have a new website Rod cara dot com. Tell.
"rod" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
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"rod" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Games that. It's almost going to be process of elimination chris and right. Now that's where i'm at to me. It's almost eight yokich by default because that's disrespectful. Yokich has the stats. The nuggets are now in the top four in the west as we speak. He's legitimately the leader but he's leader at least in part because guys are just trump left and right and it's easier yeah. I wrote a little bit about this on the morning. Shootaround on tuesday. Where you're right. There have been some years where it's been a competitive race between two guys but oftentimes like the twitter. Outrage is reserved for like who got fourth and fifth. Like i mean how did you put this guy on your ballot. Not include that guy. How could you do it like more often than not. There isn't a ton of outrage over. Who's the mvp. Maybe westbrook certainly had some outrage attached to him the year that he wanted because the thunder weren't very good and some people considered him more of a ball hog or stats stuffer that he was a winning player but more often than not like the guy that wins. Mvp you can understand. It's not a landslide. But it's a pretty convincing win this year. not so much. And i'm with you. That durability might become the overwhelming factor. That's why when. I'm looking at my mvp right now. I've got to keep yokich at the top. I mean yokich has played. I think every one of the nuggets games this year. He has been brilliant all season. Long when you factor that against the number of games that other top tier players have missed. It has to count for something right. And i'd also like to use this space to say we've got his start at least considering donovan mitchell for this award like we just do like also been an iron man for the jazz played fifty plus games for utah. He's averaging career highs scoring right around twenty six points per game. He is averaging career highs in assists in three point percentage at exit five per game and in the high thirties from three point range. And he's on the best team in the nba like other years howard. That's matter right like we've looked at the player who is on the best team so just just. I'm just saying it needs to be in that conversation at this point. Wasn't it just a week ago. You were saying it was really good. Bear who had to be in this conversation. I did i vacillated between jazz players and that but that speaks to your defense that speaks to the how difficult it is. Sometimes i remember there were years to sacramento kings. Back during that lakers kings rivalry and the kings with the awesome and they had a better regular season record in the lakers. Even and i would say well. What about chris webber. He's the key to the sixty one team. But they were this ensemble cast right weber had the stats of that group. And he was the best player of the kings but it was a little vlada and a little mike bibby and and so those teams are harder when it comes to the mvp discussion. So are the sons. The son's great. Because of chris. Paul's edition or because devon booker is still a stud as he wasn't even before chris. Paul got there and chris. Paul just pushed them over. The top are the jazz dominant team. Because of rudy bears defensive anchoring or of mitchell's offensive engineering. Those are hard to parse out. And it's not to say throw up your hands into say well they'll just leave them both off. It's just more that. It really is a combination. So i have a hard time you.
"rod" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Let's start here. John like for people that have been following the timber sale. The name alex rodriguez kinda came out of nowhere to take us through kind of where this offer came from. And what you know about a rod getting involved. Yeah i'll tell you chris. I've been following this timber. Wolves sale for years. Glenn taylor's been looking for a successor for a long long time and even for me. It came out of nowhere. So really you know. He has had several occasions over the last five six years where he sort of flirted with other possible groups to come in and take things over eventually from him could never get a deal done or agreement or an agreement in place and then this just this last week all of a sudden sort of nowhere. Come alex rodriguez and marc lory. They get interested. They tried to buy the mets. Last year didn't quite work out for them. And they got connected to glenn taylor as his search for a successor was dragged on. They got with him and met with him last week. And it with one meeting on on monday and then another meeting on saturday the ball just really got rolling. Very quickly If you guys know glenn taylor all he is a billionaire but he really wants more than anything to have personal connections with the people. He does business with and go up. Alex rodriguez and marc lory. Really kind of did a good job of showing that this was more than just a business transaction to them and i think that he really appreciated that very intimate gatherings this last week to hash things out there. Still some is to be dotted. T's to be crossed there in this negotiating period right now but all of the big things have been agreed upon the price. Keeping the thing in minnesota. All these other things that have happened. So now they're progressing toward really finalizing this thing and everyone's operating under the assumption that it's going to happen so john let's assume that it actually does happen and as i understand it from reading your stuff. It's going to be a couple of years before a rod and his partner are in control. Glenn taylor will slowly hand this off over a couple of years so we may not see the impact immediately. Whatever that impact might be someone. I ask you the impossible question because of course this is just now happening and to my knowledge. No one's even really been able to speak with iran and partner about what they might do. Do we have any sense. Of what a shift in ownership might mean after obviously a very long run by glenn taylor because the franchise has had more bad than good if not for the existence of kevin garnett. It's pretty pretty desolate. And so if there's going to be a new direction charted. Do we have any sense of what that might be. Or what new ownership new energy might do for this franchise. Yeah i think that's that's what it is. It's kind of new. Energy is what has to happen. Here.
"rod" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
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"rod" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"Brain and brain stem lacerations see brain. Contusions de scalp and base lacerations e perry orbital ekka moses to blunt impact and chop stabbed incised wound of extremities a cutting and blunt impact wounds of arms and hands be contusions of arms. See burns of arms three arteriosclerotic heart disease. Four hashimoto's thyroiditis cause of death. Chop wounds and blunt impact of head was skull. Fractures in brain lacerations manner of death. Homicide the authorities found a video of rod sobbing and laughing after the murders. It was taped while they were in louisiana. When the media found out about all of this they went into a frenzy about the quote vampire clan. Things got weirder after the arrests rod said he was being framed by rival group.
"rod" Discussed on Reverie True Crime
"And welcome back to reverie true crime. I'm your host page and today's episode is about rod. Ferrell his obsession of vampirism starting his own vampire cult and the dark path that it led to so let's get started rodrick. Justin farell mainly known as rod was born on march twenty eighth nineteen eighty to his sixteen year. Old mother. sondra gibson and murray kentucky sandra and rods dad only had three weeks of holy matrimony before it was over she was only a teenager who had emotional issues and quickly became a mother whose.