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Liberals Outraged by Children Surviving Cancer
"Well i read an article this weekend in the wall street journal and it was great and the reason i read it because i usually read the op -ed column and i'll go through the what's new section but that's really it then i go over to other sites but this one really piqued my interest it says good news on children and cancer i was like wow i gotta read this because i'm my afraid kids may god forbid hope they don't have this gene and the article is amazing it talks about how the death rate for leukemia which is the most common childhood cancer is down 47 percent in 20 years like my gosh that's amazing brain even brain cancer down 11 percent i'm i'm reading this article i want you to understand through not through a political lens at all i'm reading it it'll make sense in a second where i'm going with this but i'm reading this as a concerned person who had this disease and for a concerned parent too and i'm halfway down the article and i'm thinking to you know this is amazing and it hits me again how bad liberals really suck in what a cancer article by kids yes folks you're sane in the audience can we all agree what i just told you is a universally good thing kids death rates from cancer are down dramatically because of scientific advancements roy you're in the audience like who would object to that liberals no yes no yes come on yes no wait yes yes they're upset why because the same liberals that want to censor you bankrupt you put you in jail charge you with terrorism to walk into an open door in the capital fired from your job why you declared a nazi because you made a comment one day about twitter about liking donald trump they're upset because quote progressives are flogging the cancer reports finding that racial disparities in cancer deaths have increased mortality rates roughly were similar for whites hispanics and blacks in 2011 but progress stalled for blacks and whites they note that by 2021 the death rate for white children was 16 for blacks and hispanics you're like really that's that's bad we don't want that we certainly don't want kids to die because they're black or hispanic that would only be like an animal so not even an animal but a demon might have to wish for that oh and then we find out the reason so liberals are mad that more kids are living by uh surviving cancer why are they mad because there's still disparities what's causing them one possible explanation the story notes may be that medicaid patients lack access to premier oncologists and have to wait for appointments with specialists to get diagnosed there it is folks
Fresh update on "roy" discussed on Bloomberg Markets
"Is still in the pipeline and they've also invested really heavily in acquisitions for cancer drugs and cancer research so yeah stock down big this year today they've had that hangover from all the covid revenue they had which almost doubled the size of the revenue over the you know the pre -pandemic to now and now we're seeing the the revenue guidance come down dramatically like by billions of dollars they're cutting I mean if going you to are be looking for the next big market I would think obesity is a good place to tap into in this country yeah absolutely and again bloomberg intelligence has put out some definitive research on this told GLP one marketplace they sized up the market on a US and on a global basis listed who the competitors are and who's really got a good shot at doing this and they forecasted it out many years so you can go to BI go and you know just type in the search bar you know the GLP one or any obesity drugs and that'll bring you to this report it is the definitive report out there on Wall Street Carmen Reinecke thank you so much for joining us Carmen Reinecke give us an update on these markets a of little bit red a little bit of green after what was an extraordinary November up about 12 % for the S &P 500 we saw 10 -year Treasury yields you know during the month fall from you know just around 5 % to the 10 -year today's at 4 .29 percent so some big big moves out there and a lot is happening down in Washington DC folks down there 10 not to sleep it's kind of like you know the city that never sleeps but we but we took that oh yeah and Joe Matthew he is here in New York speaking that he is this radio and TV host Bloomberg sound on and Bloomberg's balance of power he is our go -to person in DC we roll up the sidewalks at like 10 o 'clock actually there's it's a ghost town it is not New York okay yeah unfortunately I think we have to lead with George Santos it's a little embarrassing why unfortunately this is the best story what's going on down there with him was about to get fired it looks like and we don't know this for sure the Speaker of the House Mike Johnson says actually he's going to vote against expulsion the majority leader Steve Scalise says he's going to vote against why but well because he hasn't been convicted of anything and I have to just look they have a four vote majority four seats losing one right now would be difficult for the party but they're afraid to set a precedent because look if you ask George Santos and you might not believe what he tells you he'd say this place is teeming with crooks you expel me I'm taking others down with me and I think it's actually making people think about the precedent that might be set if they're accused of something and they could get which fired is apparently going to happen every Democrat looks like will vote to expel they only need 90 Republicans to do it highly expected that he will be fired today really I'd like first of all I didn't know you could do that I thought only like your constituents could vote you out yeah how about it it's only happened what five times and it's been 21 years since this took place remember James traffic can't beam me up Scotty known for his hair and his denim suits this is the first time in a long time certainly what do his constituents have to say if anything oh boy they gotta be there's embarrassed yeah a reason why it's expected that this will flip to a democratic seat the New York delegation is is mortified we had Nicole Malia Takas on the other day a fellow Republican she said simply he's got to go interesting all right more serious just give us a sense kind of where we are with this Congress you know terms in of getting stuff done I think yeah hey hey keeping the age is the comedy port this is serious business I mean where are we on that because there's so many things that hang in the balance well that's for sure look we know don't really the government set to shut down in 49 days if nothing gets done by the way they have something like 19 legislative days in that period of time to get it done and it looks like we've got a couple things one they have to fund the government there is no clear path to make that happen and if there's another continuing resolution it could get the speaker fired we just went through this in the meantime we have funding for Israel and Ukraine yes tens of billions of dollars and without a deal on the border it looks like that will not pass so there's a there's a concerted effort right now to to get some sort of grand bargain on immigration reform specifically border security could lead to a change in asylum law and there are now democrats running for re -election who are suddenly open to this idea so it's entirely possible this could happen whether it's done by the end of the year is another matter and if you're in Ukraine right now waiting for money and waiting for support you're probably not holding your breath because it's gonna take a minute right i would think not and then i i just joe if you can help us out here because when we're thinking about that this congress and how the latest shutdown did require some bipartisan support right that mike johnson to keep mike johnson to get this to get this deal going how likely then are the hardliners going to be are they going to be sympathetic in in case they need another bipartisan deal because they get they got him some slack the last yes right and that was really kind of seen as a honeymoon let's give him a chance we just fired the last guy let's see what we can do but to do it again there's not a great appetite for that and there are guys like chip roy and the freedom caucus and others who are livid about the way the new speaker has comported he's himself he seems to be losing it was a very tough story in political over the week and he seems to be losing the hard right in his conference the new year could be very difficult for mike johnson i mean he just got this job no saw one him coming and there's a fair chance that motion to vacate that led to kevin mccarthy's dismissal still on the books they could use it today what's the next thing need that to we be focusing on that you're going to tell us to focus on here down in dc because i don't know i mean i guess i just feel like when i get to january it's going to be election election election election are we there yet so about think this at the end of january is when the government would start shutting down it would be like a week after after to be happening at the same iowa in new hampshire with donald trump voting republicans to shut it down god knows where we're going to be in israel at that point it is this could be a very tumultuous start to the year particularly with this debate around border security it's the third rail of politics and we're going to do all of it we're going to try to do all of it at the same time in the least functioning congress probably in american history oh gosh maybe let's let's speaking of israel if you so maybe i will come up to new york yes i'm sorry if you don't mind that yeah i mean it's maybe a little less chaotic here give us a check joe of what's going on with biden's response now that the the israel -hamas war is back on again that the truce has been i guess you lifted and that uh... fighting has resumed as of this morning this is a pretty big deal uh...
A highlight from Charles d'Haussy: dYdX V4 - Decentralised Perpetual Exchange on a Cosmos Appchain
"Welcome to Epicentre, the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Sebastian Equitillo and I'm here today with my co -host, Meher Roy. Today we're speaking with Charles Dosset, he's the CEO of the DYDX Foundation. They just launched the v4 app chain, and we'll be speaking to Charles about DYDX, the decision process that went into evolving DYDX into its own app chain. We'll talk about the launch, how things are going. We'll also talk about the perpetual markets, space, MEV, and so much more. Before we get started, a quick disclaimer. This is a sponsored episode and some of us at Epicentre hold DYDX tokens. So Charles, thanks for joining us. How are you doing? Thanks for having us. Séb, Meher, I'm really pleased to be here. I'm a very early fan of the show for many, many years. So I want to start with a big thank you for your hard work for the community, years after years, bear market, bull market. You've been educating the community, giving the stage to many. So I'm very grateful. I've learned a lot along the years and I'm sure most of the audience has as well. So congratulations for the hard work and thanks again. So Charles, you're one of these guys who left France early in your career to move to Asia. What have you been doing for the last 20 years? Oh, yeah, I've been studying in France and Canada and I eventually did an internship in India and I felt the energy in Asia was just really addictive. So I wanted to get my first job in Asia. And long story short, I ended up in China, then in Hong Kong. I started a business in Hong Kong, sold this business a few years later to one of my customers, decided to kind of pivot and make time to upskill myself in finance, which was a topic I really liked beside my everyday work. I was invited later on by the Hong Kong government to join them as the head of FinTech, working on growing the ecosystem of FinTech in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is one of the leading financial centers and it has went through its kind of reinvented itself into a FinTech hub. And I was leading this together with central banks and regulators over there. So great experience at building and shaping ecosystem. And one of the vertical I was focusing on was blockchain, one of my early loves. So I've been helping a lot of leading companies at the time to set the foot in Asia and start their expansion in Asia from Hong Kong. Among them was ConsenSys, which eventually I joined. I was head of Asia for ConsenSys for a few years, helping Metamask, helping central banks to build early CBDCs, DeFi projects, NFT projects all over Asia from Japan to Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. And fast forward, I joined the DYDX foundation now where I am the CEO and where I work with a team of 20 plus people, which are spread all over the world, very close to where most of the users and builders around DYDX are.
A highlight from Will Gen Z Ever Own Homes? with E.J. Antoni and Rep. Chip Roy
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, Dinesh D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Andrew Charlie Kirk Show. Chip Roy joins the program and EJ and Tony. We talk about Congress, continuing resolution, the economy, and more. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com. That is freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. It's already a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks.
Monitor Show 23:00 10-21-2023 23:00
"Interactive brokers clients earn up to 4 .83 % on their uninvested instantly available USD cash balances rate subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. That goes all the way up until March, we'll see what the DC circuit says. Thanks so much, Rebecca. That's Professor Rebecca Roy fee of New York Law School. This is Bloomberg Law on Bloomberg Radio. I'm June Grosso stay with us today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now.
Monitor Show 23:00 10-20-2023 23:00
"Interactive brokers clients earn up to 4 .83 % on their uninvested instantly available USD cash balances rate subject to change. Visit ibkr .com slash interest rates to learn more. The gag order that stands and he runs right up to the line and kind of pushes it and she admonishes them and this is kind of a game that goes all the way up until March. Thanks so much, Rebecca. That's Professor Rebecca Roy fee of New York Law School. I'm June Grosso and this is Bloomberg broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg radio. President Biden is appealing to American citizens for support in the wars in Israel and Ukraine. So I caution the government of Israel not to be blinded by rage and here in America. Let us not forget who we are. We reject all forms. All forms of hate during a rare prime time address to the nation on Thursday. Biden argued support for the two nations is key to national security as he prepares to ask for Congressional aid. The president plans to send Congress a supplemental funding request tomorrow. The FBI continues to monitor threats in the US and overseas as the Israel Hamas conflict rages on the FBI has seen an increase in threats against Jewish Muslim and Arab communities. They're looking into the credibility of any and all threats and working closely with state and local law enforcement agencies. A number of Republican lawmakers say they've received death threats after voting against Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. Both representatives Drew Ferguson of Georgia and Marionette Miller Meeks of Iowa said they received threats after they pulled their support for Jordan on the second speaker vote Wednesday.
A highlight from Read_771 - Beating Fiat with the Breez SDK
"There used to be trade -offs between Lightning and Fiat. UX versus sovereignty, UX versus speed, UX versus cost. Off -the -shelf Fiat payment widgets versus coding a node into an app. With the Breeze SDK, Lightning beats Fiat across the board. It's faster to implement, as Ross says it's like one or two API calls to set up a node, one to send a payment and one to receive a payment. Cheaper to use, legally less complicated, more private, and the UX is on par with Fiat for the user and even better for the developers. The best in Bitcoin made audible. I am Guy Swan and this is Bitcoin Audible. What is up guys, welcome back to Bitcoin Audible. I am Guy Swan, the guy who has read more about Bitcoin than anybody else you know. We are on read 771 today and it is another piece from Roy Scheinfeld over at Breeze, Breeze Dot Technology. If you've listened to the show for any time you know about Breeze and I highly recommend Roy's other pieces. The Fork in the Road or the Lightning Two Paths for Lightning article was really one of the best. I really thought that was like a big one that kind of cemented something that I had been trying to figure out myself and he's just always kind of had his finger on the pulse of the state of the Lightning Network and the ecosystem in general and what it needs in order to move forward. Breeze pioneered the idea of the LSP and Lightning service providers are basically the norm now. Every major wallet that just works is built around that model and it's non -custodial. It's a means of creating a dynamic network environment where people can provide a non -custodial payment and liquidity service which is a huge deal and you know it's not obvious at first that that role is how that problem was going to be solved. So I always, always highly recommend Roy, Breeze, like everything they're doing over there I think they just have like a brilliant way of looking at it and he's just kind of it seems like he's always been in front of everything and I do not think it's any different.
Rep. Jim Jordan: Running for House Speaker
"And independents and democrats why we don't want to go where the left which now controls the other party is taking the nation and uh... that is a slightly different I think part of this uh... a role for the speaker to to be out there talking in in in those ways but I think that's important particularly in divided government where it's it's tough to get anything across the finish line. Do you think uh... people like these eight or sometimes it's five or sometimes it's twenty one and so forth do you think people they'll understand what's been done they'll understand how in so many ways they derailed but you and others have negotiated and supported and that they got to get their act together now and and as Chip Roy likes to say sometimes we need to accept victory? I think so I really do because if we don't if we can't come together and I think we can and I think I think I'm the one guy who can do that I mean right now I've got support from people like Scott Perry the chairman of the Freedom Caucus to Jeff Van Drew who four years ago was a Democrat and then switched parties and a bunch of folks in between so I think I can bring us together but if we
Part 2: How Freedom Caucus Members Voted on Kevin McCarthy
"For McCarthy Matt Rosendale Montana 2nd has voted against McCarthy and everything else every step of the way Greg Murphy North Carolina 3rd voted for McCarthy Dan Bishop he had a little Twitter back and forth voted for McCarthy Jim Jordan spoke on his behalf and voted for McCarthy Ohio 4 Max Miller used to work for Trump Ohio 7 voted for McCarthy Warren Davidson Ohio 8 and second folks all right all right Josh Brechin Oklahoma 2nd voted for McCarthy Scott Perry good man out of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 10th voted for Jeff Duncan South Carolina 3rd voted for McCarthy Ralph Norman South Carolina 5th voted for McCarthy Deanna Harshbarger Tennessee 1st voted for McCarthy Scott Desjarlais Tennessee 4th voted for McCarthy Andy Ogles Tennessee 5th voted for McCarthy Keith Self Texas 3rd voted for McCarthy Ronnie Jackson of Texas Trump's former doctor Texas 13 voted for McCarthy Randy Weber Texas 14 voted for McCarthy Chip Roy Texas 21 voted for McCarthy Troy Nells
A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from Down with the (Burger) King with Michael Seifert and Russ Vought
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Hey everybody, today on The Charlie Kirk Show, Michael Seifert from Public Square joins us. Make sure you download the Public Square app, PublicSQ .com, that is PublicSQ .com. You have to email me, as always, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. I really enjoy hearing from you. That is Freedom at CharlieKirk .com, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com. Russ Vogt joins us as we talk 9 -30 strategy. I ask, what is a woman to a group of college women, and they do not know the answer. And Bob Menendez, I got a lot of respect for this guy. No, I'm half kidding. Not really. You'll know what I mean if you listen to the end of the episode. It's far from respect, but the guy's got game. And I bet he could win re -election in New Jersey. Email us, Freedom at CharlieKirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. That is Charlie Kirk Show podcast. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com. That is TPUSA .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at TPUSA .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Joining us now is Russ Vogt, president of the Center for Renewing America. It is September 26th. The shutdown is looming on September 30th. Russ, thank you for joining us. We've had a lot of congressmen on the program, some great guys, Congressman Dan Bishop, Matt Gaetz, we've had Chip Roy. But I'll be honest, it is a Chinese fire drill. It is disorganized. You have people on every single side. I was on the phone this morning. No one knows what the heck is going on. So Russ, what are you hearing? What can we expect coming to September 30th? Do you think the government's going to shut down? I do think it's going to shut down. I think that's where we are. And I think it's good because this is the last leverage point we have against the Biden administration. And you're right, Charlie, in the sense that when you have kind of an intentional strategy on the part of leadership to force this into a corner, it's going to leave something to be desired on the execution front. But here's the good news. I think the House conservatives are increasingly united in forcing a conversation about moving forward on bill by bill and really focusing on the woke and weaponized restrictions that need to be put in place to put a vice grip around the Biden administration's activities against the American people. I think you're going to see those kinds of debates this week, and it's going to move to a good place in terms of the theatrics of the last several weeks. I want to make sure that we calm down the alarmism. So I received a couple emails this weekend. Charlie, I can't believe you want a government shutdown. I need my Social Security checks. Russ, let's tell the truth about this. Social Security still goes out. Medicare still goes out. Essential government services, which I find hilarious because if they're not essential, why do they have jobs? They should all be fired. This is a partial, very partial, let's just call it a fractional government pause because it's not actually a shutdown because they all get back pay. It's basically the secret that no one wants to say is that a lot of government workers are hoping for this because they basically get a vacation. Russ, tell us what really happens because this is important. You've got the parameters of this. Two -thirds of the federal government is on autopilot. Not a good situation, but the reality of where we are. So a third of the federal government is subject to what we call the annual appropriations process. But if you're on Social Security, there's nothing to worry about. You're going to get your check, and you're going to get your check on time. Medicare, the Department of Defense is going to continue to be out there defending our country. All of the people that are in the business of securing this country are going to be similarly at their posts. What this does is this says for those of you who are working on the Biden climate regulations at the EPA or the Department of Interior, sorry, you're going to have to go home. You're not going to be able to be at your desk and working. So this is not something – there are tried and true ways, and I've managed this for President Trump, to make this painless as possible consistent with the law. We thankfully blazed a pretty good trail on that, that they're going to have a hard time playing politics with this. We'll be holding them accountable. But in terms of the – this is not a situation where you're going to go off a cliff, and somehow you're not going to get your government benefits. It's just not the case. Okay, so let's get into this here. What then is the ask? Because the way I look at it, the way the stars have aligned, the universe, all of a sudden – I'm not happy about this, but it just so happens the border has never been as bad as it is right now. And that's like intersecting right with this funding fight over border security. Russ, if Republicans can't get this done, when there's 8 ,500 people illegally entering an eagle pass alone, I mean, it's not as if this is something that happened six months ago. This is actively occurring. Then Republicans are completely worthless. Russ, so what is the ask, and strategically, what is your advice for how they actually get it done? So my view is that they have had a wonderful banner, a messaging parameter called no security, no funding, that allows them to be able to go at this seminal threat that we're seeing along the border, and to make that a very, very important issue. I also think it allows them to deal with the weaponization at the Department of Justice. I don't think that we can leave this leverage point without doing something against the regime that is trying to steal the next election, and at the same time going against half the country and considering them enemies of the state. So I think there's a lot of things that can be done, but if we don't get to the end of this process and have dealt with those two issues, and then spend a lot of time trying to defund the offices doing the bad activities, I'll consider it a failure. So the goal needs to be then not paperwork processors on the border, but actual border security. That's a major difference. But also, I think that the pressure needs to be that Joe Biden needs to start deporting these people. He's hosting them and just releasing them into the interior of the United States. Exactly. And there's a specific rider that needs to be put in place, and Stephen Miller has been calling for this some time, as well as Chip Roy. It needs to be illegal in the sense that you can't spend the money to be able to release someone into the border. That's the kind of thing that it's not just about changing laws that they ignore. It's about saying that a bureaucrat is going to be facing criminal charges in violation of the Anti -Deficiency Act if they ignore the appropriations law that's saying that they can't do that. And as a result, that will change a lot of the policies that we've been asking for. So we're looming towards this lockdown. Re -emphasize what you're saying about leadership. How has leadership basically set the table for failure? Build that out for us. Sure. The year started with much promise. For the first time, House Republicans were governing with conservatives in their caucus, and they were achieving things that no one thought was possible to pass $5 trillion in potential cuts. At the debt limit deal, Kevin McCarthy walked away from House conservatives and went essentially into coalition with House Democrats. At the time, he used it as an excuse. He said, we'll do all this through the appropriations process. That was an excuse, because they then didn't move any of the appropriations bills themselves. It's not like these bills are passed out of the House and sitting in the Senate. Instead, they've had a pileup in which we are now up against a deadline, and they're asking for more time. But the problem is that McCarthy has never governed from the standpoint of we're going to use leverage points to save the country. Instead, he puts a cartel view on it, which is we're going to try to minimize what is necessary to get past this leverage point, because otherwise it will have political risk. I think you and I agree, we're not going to save the country without managing political risk, and we can do that. We have done that previously in shutdowns, and the country will reward Republicans when they fight over these leverage points. That's what we're asking right now, and I think conservatives are insisting on it, and so far, he's having to go in their direction. Yeah, and I think we need to reject the framing of shutdown, which, by the way, ideologically, all I'm on board for. Maybe a pause? I mean, how else can we message this? Because, Russ, here's what's going to happen, right? So we are barreling towards not getting a deal done on Saturday, right? And honestly, I hope a deal doesn't get done in the sense of enough, draw a line in the sand, show your voters you're fighting. It's better for no deal than a bad deal. I think you would agree with that, right, Russ? It's better for no deal at all than a bad deal. And so September 30th happens, and again, your Social Security checks still go out, Medicare still goes out, military still do. You have the DEI, you know, lesbian bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Security or whatever that might not, you know, be going to work for a couple days. Honestly, good thing. So, but Russ, let's just kind of think about this. How could we better message it? Because the media, Sunday morning, I face the nation, CBS, all that full court press, Republicans shut down the government once midnight hits on Saturday night. So how do we get ahead of this and preemptively message it, not just be on our heels and play defense? Yeah, I mean, I think the reality is, to go back to the facts, what is occurring here is a lapse in funding. It is a lapse in funding. The government is not shutting down. The Department of Defense is still up and running. That would be the case if it actually shut down. Those people would not be at their post. What is happening? Funding is lapsed. Funding will come back on when Congress reaches a deal. And I think if we can communicate facts in that vein, we will help our case and explain to the American people what's actually going on. But here's the thing that I would say. These leverage points in which there is confrontation, there is political risk, are incredibly important because the only chance that we get to get the country's attention. It's when people who are not listening to politics are listening to their Christian music station or whatever they're listening to. And all of a sudden they have the news update that's saying, OK, there's a government lapse. What are the terms that are being discussed? Oh, the weaponization of the Department of Justice. That's what we want. And that is a feature, not a bug, of our politicians here in the cartel of Washington, D .C. Russ, you're doing a wonderful job. Center for Renewing America. We're going to have you back on. September 30th is the big day. I think we're going to swing and miss. But honestly, I'd rather have us strike out with no deal than one that betrays our voters. Russ, thank you so much. You bet. Thanks, Charlie.
A highlight from Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton on opposing the shutdown
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, another gold bump in honor of Senator Goldbars Menendez. I'm joined by Representative French Hill from Arkansas. Representative Hill is one of the smart guys because he's on the Intel Committee. That's handpicked and the Republicans are always serious about that. He's also on foreign affairs and financial services. Our old friend John Campbell used to serve on financial services. That's one of the smart committees. So Representative Hill, welcome back. Good to have you. But you are a Vanderbilt grad, so we're not going to talk about football. Seriously, you lost to Wake Forest and the University of Las Vegas. Does that, how does that go down with the Commodore Nation? Well, it's we're always waiting for golf season. Congressman, the House is going to come up with a solution or the government's going to shut down. What's it going to be? Look, Hugh, if we want to be strong, if we want to lock in the wins that we got in the debt ceiling negotiation, when we put forward a plan that actually cut spending year over year, change the regulatory focus, encourage more people back into the workforce, we need to pass these 11 remaining appropriations bills. And that was not gotten to over the summer, even though now think about this, Hugh, even though each of those bills is written at a spending level below the debt ceiling deal and each one locks in conservative policies. It's really so frustrating to me that those have been delayed from coming to the House floor, including twice over the last week by a handful of members when they're missing this big picture. Lock in the wins, cut spending, reduce regulations, get more people back in the workforce, get the spotlight back on Joe Biden's failures and off of the House. Congressman Hill, I don't expect you to speak ill of a colleague, but I can. Congressman Gates wants to be governor of Florida. Congressman Maryland native Matt Rosendale wants to be senator from Montana. Ralph Norman, Congressman Ralph Norman wants to be senator from South Carolina. Going to run against Lindsey Graham. And Congressman Dan Bishop wants to be the attorney general of North Carolina. So I understand self -interest. Those guys have no interest in governing. But do they really want to bring down the Republican majority? Because they're going to get crushed if they do this. Right. But by this kind of of tactic, you're going to end up with a Biden Schumer clean debt ceiling deal and with spending levels, certainly at the Biden McCarthy level, but weaker policy, weaker policies. Because in order to be the strongest negotiator, get the most conservative win, we need to pass the appropriations bills. That's why McCarthy's plan this week of trying to get the rest of the bills across the floor, at least 70 percent of discretionary spending, plus plus a four week short term stopgap spending measure measure that cut spending, repeat cut spending for that one month and put border in the spotlight by putting H .R. two on. There is no conservative that should vote no on that. And this is just arguing against ourselves. It's a huge mistake. Now, Congressman Hill, I call him now St. Kevin. I've known the speaker for a long time, and now I'm going to have him nominated to be considered for sainthood because that is a difficult caucus to deal with. When you've got four members who are leading the Nuckelhead caucus and my buddy Ken Buck wants a CNN contract, there really isn't any appeal to their self -interest. How do you move them? I mean, are you going to have to use Democrat votes? And can and can Speaker McCarthy remain speaker if he uses Democrat votes? Well, I think that's what we have to try every single day to put a bill on the floor and find out that, as you say, this small group is the tyranny of the tiny, as I describe it, is violating the majority of the majority because they're going to hurt the conservative cause. They'll cause us to lose the House. And that's certainly not in the interest of the conservative cause when we're on the cusp, potentially of beating Biden in the presidential election and winning the Senate back. It's ridiculous. You know, if former President Trump gets reelected and the House switches to Democrats, they will impeach him in the first week. Do these allegedly Trump supporting congressmen. And it's Norman. It's Maryland native Matt Rosendale is running for Senate in Montana. It's Ralph Norman and it's Matt. Have they heard from the former president that he wants to be impeached again because they sure are acting like they want him impeached again? Well, look, they don't even they spend what he says now. President Trump last week said use the power of the purse to get control of Joe Biden's two trillion dollars of extra spending. I agree. That's what the debt ceiling does. And that's what these spending bills do. And that's why we have to get them across the House floor. He did not say he Trump did not say shut the government down and act like knuckleheads. He said, use the power of the purse to get the most conservative deal. Get this country back on track. I agree. That's what we could do if we had those four people assist us get these bills across the floor this week. Well, I just their their incentives are to get ink. And I mean, their incentives are not the incentives to govern. And I don't know how hot it gets in the caucus. Can you tell us that our members of the caucus about had it with these guys? There's nothing you can do because they're running for statewide office. But if they had it and expressed it. Well, I think they have had it and expressed it in blunt terms, including calling them out that if you vote against the rule on the House floor, you're working with the minority party. You're working with Democrats when you do that. That is not acting as a member of the majority. And I think you're seeing the country respond to look at Moody's comments yesterday, look at the VIX up to day three percent. Look at the 10 year Treasury rate up over four point five percent. This is going in the wrong direction when we should be taking a win right now of cutting spending 24 over 23, getting better rules and regulations in place, countering Joe Biden's bad policies. And as I say, encouraging more people back to work through our welfare reforms. These are classic conservative Republican wins. And we're squandering the opportunity. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is kind of a Republican specialty in the House. So let's let's focus on that for a moment. When do you get a test vote today or tomorrow on whether or not the four will move or they will stay for? They've got more than four right now, but you've got serious people like Chip Roy are not playing these games. Will the Freedom Caucus bring whatever persuasive influence they have to bear on them? Well, we're going to bring a rule. The rules committee met Friday and all day Saturday, so we'll be bringing a rule up either tonight or early in the morning. That will be the first test case to see if we can move these spending bills, which includes state and foreign operations spending, which is at one point seven billion below twenty nineteen levels.
Why the House Can't Pass a Defense Bill With Rep. Bryan Steil
"Brian Stile is from Wisconsin's first congressional district. He chairs the House administration committee. Good morning, Representative. Good to have you on. Good morning. Thanks for having me. Well, I've tried with Mike Gallagher. I've tried with Juan Siscamani, and they're both being diplomatic about the knucklehead caucus within the GOP caucus. Five members refuse to vote for the defense appropriations rule. They are Dan Bishop, Ralph Norman, Matt Rosendale, Andy Biggs, and my old friend Ken Buck. I can't figure it out, except that I've read that Ken's gonna take a contract with CNN. So maybe he thinks this adds a couple of zeros to his number. What is wrong with these people, the defense appropriations rule? Well, at the end of the day, it looks like we're going to be able to get that across the line today. So maybe Republicans in the House of Representatives are a little bit like the United States and World War Two, we're gonna have to try all alternatives until we finally come to the table and assist. It sounds like we're going to be able to get this bill across the line today. That's a really positive thing for our Defense Department, but also our country. Hopefully, we're successful in that this afternoon. Roy, I can't believe Matt Rosendale is anti -military. Dan Bishop wants to be the Attorney General of North Carolina. I don't know what's going on with Andy Biggs, but do they understand what it means not to fund the DOD? In making sure we get these priorities right in the Department of Defense bill is absolutely essential. We're having a broader conversation about spending and what those levels need to be. I think that's appropriate in some sense, but we got to make sure that we're moving the appropriations forward. process And the Republican -drafted Department of Defense bill is an amazing step forward to make sure we're protecting the United States of America, funding the United States military, and putting forward conservative policies while doing that. And so hopefully later today, this does pass.
Sen. J. D. Vance: Taking a Stand With a Government Shutdown
"Effect as we try to monetize our debt. It's going to happen. It is an spreadsheet absolute arithmetic fact. So we can either take a stand now, take a hard stand against this, understanding the voting power. I'm not naive to the practicalities of it. And be on the record we're the party that was against this, or we can just continue to do this. Republicans have done it too. We We are mathematically going bankrupt. There's no doubt about it. So where do you stand with this government shutdown just potentially a couple of weeks away on funding of the government and getting a hold of this out of control control that. So let me say two things on this. Number one, I agree with you. We've got to put our foot down. We've actually got to be willing to say no though, and be willing to do what the Constitution requires of us, which is to say, look, we're not live within our means as a country. We have to be willing to take some hard decisions. And actually, willing to shut the government down in order to get some moderate spending cuts, then that's what needs to happen. That's number one. I think that's the posture that we should have. Let me tell you, sort of hear I'm here from Washington. I'm here today. We're in session all week. The actual problem we have, Dan, is a problem of strategic competence from our leadership. There is no unified Republican message here, because my view and Chip Roy's view and MTG's view is that we should should be willing to put our foot down. But leadership is fighting that approach tooth and nail, then eventually is this all going to collapse on itself. I'm just being honest with you that we have a unified strategy. That the is thing that we lack right now. And if we go into the shutdown battle without unified strategy, we're going to lose because that's what always happens. And so what I'd encourage everybody out there, call your congressperson, call leadership, your say we want this country to
Mark Levin Criticizes Matt Gaetz Over His Threats on Kevin McCarthy
"If need you to shut the government down to stop the Senate and to stop the radicals, I've got it. But you've got to explain to the American people exactly what you're doing because a lot of people are standing, including these various conservative organizations that are created within who Republican caucus apparently are not in agreement on something. How do you fix that? How do you negotiate with that? That's part of the problem. You need a united front, but you have to have a united front that stands for something. I hope our friends at CPI are paying attention. My old buddy Jim DeMint. I'm sure he's got an invisible hand here. Jim, you've got your people to get organized here. With this guy, I've never met Roberts at the Heritage Foundation. I don't know a whole lot about him, but he likes to play Washington politics now. If these guys are going to play the game, they've really got to get good at it, because right now it's very difficult to see what exactly they're fighting. I know, cut the spending 100%. But what are the other priorities? You can't have 10 of them. Chip and Roy and I discussed this. They understand you can't have three, four, five, six priorities. You've got to have one or two and get behind them. All right, I'm done explaining to these guys how to do their jobs. Kevin McCarthy at a press conference today, another reporter, another CNNer. I think it's Raju Handu. What is it? Kevin. AP, excuse me. All the same to me. Associated Depressed. Cut eight, go. Congressman Issa came out and said that both Chairman Jordan and Comer not were able to present anything that was an impeachable offense at this point. Is that an assessment that you share? You know, we're impeachment inquiry is not impeachment. So what impeachment inquiry is to do is to get answers to questions.
Rep. Chip Roy: How Are We Going to Fund the Government?
"To be on the floor this week and we don't have full agreement here's why because there's a block of conservatives in the in the house who are saying one we to need hold down our spending levels but two importantly we've got to use the power of the purse to force change out of the Biden administration we've got a border that's out of control we've got a DOJ that's out of control and weaponized against the president of the united states average american citizens and atf that's trying to turn out of gun owners we've got a department of defense that's woke it's more concerned about social engineering than the first mission to defend the country so we're trying to force change through the spending and process that's what's at stake right now and look some of us are just saying guys we're not going break we're going to hold the line and say that we've got to get changes out of the senate and the president and that's what's currently being debated as we speak what are the republicans in the senate they're useless utterly I mean look the house is having the debate that needs to be we don't always agree on it but we're having the debate that needs to be had the senate is being utterly useless other a than handful of champions they're obviously led by mike lee um who are trying to do the right thing are already pre -capitulating mitch mcconnell is trashing tommy tuppertill for daring to stare up stand up for life and holding up these nominations at d -o -d uh and he's already trying to preemptively surrender on the spending fight so the senate is not helping we're trying to hold the senate accountable and say guys we're gonna keep fighting in the house um and you know what mark you and i lived through 10 years ago when ted i was cruz's chief of staff to fight over Obamacare and i've had some of my
Mark Levin Criticizes Republicans Who Are Anti-Impeachment
"In at least three of my books, and you can find that in my endnotes. I don't expect the same from people who don't do their homework. That's a separate issue. So when you hear people like Matt Gaetz, I'm putting the budget aside. We're going to have Chris Roy on here. We're going to have a good talk about the budget. Chip Roy. But when you hear Matt Gaetz going on about that this is a diversion by the speaker, I've had about enough of that. I'm so pissed off have you no idea that these Republicans, even so -called conservatives, can't coalesce around impeachment inquiry? That is overdue? Are you kidding me? I don't know what their agenda is. It's not a conservative agenda. That's number one. Number two, I am sick and tired of hearing people like Ken Buck and others say there's no evidence of an impeachable offense. There's no evidence that Joe Biden took any money. The Democrat Party saying this? The media are saying this? That's not the test for impeachment. And I want to encourage James Comer, I want to encourage my dear friend Jim Jordan, I want to encourage, what's the other guy's name, Smith of House Ways and Means Committee, you need to broaden here. Yes, continue to look into what you are, financial crimes, profiteering and so forth. But here's where I want to provide you with information, here's where I want to educate these members of Congress. The media are liars and they know it, but we'll educate them along the way too. And Mr. Buck. Thank
A highlight from Stani Kulechov: Lens Protocol Decentralised Social Media Primitive
"This is Epicenter, episode 512, with guest Stani Kulikov. Welcome to Epicenter, the show which talks about the technologies, projects and people driving decentralization in the blockchain revolution. I'm Friedrichia Ernst and I'm here with Meher Roy. Today we're speaking with Stani, who is the founder of Aave companies, the company unsurprisingly behind Aave, which we covered a while back, and also Social Network Lens, which we will speak about today. Stani, welcome back. Thanks for having me here again, Federik. It's always great to be here. Cool. We had you on not so long ago, then we spoke about Aave v3. Very tangentially, I think we mentioned Lens, but today we're here to kind of make up for that shortcoming. So Stani, in a nutshell, what is Lens? Tell us about the origin story and what it set out to do. I remember something very vaguely about you applying to be kind of the Twitter CEO. Yeah, that was becoming a self -claimed Twitter CEO while there was a big chaos going on everywhere. Obviously that was a joke, but somehow people really thought about that that's actually happening, which I couldn't imagine being a CEO of Twitter. But yeah, that was fun. And Lens itself is a set of smart contracts and tools that allow you to build Web3 social applications or make your application Web3 social. And what it means is that you can create things like Web3 forward handles, profiles, ability to collect content as well and make content available in the future. So something that's missing now in all this kind of like an internet social applications is that these platforms are run by businesses, you know, and they can go down at some point. And we the people, we create a lot of these internet artifacts. And if these platforms are going down, we lose all those interesting culturally relevant artifacts that we create online. So in a nutshell, it's basically a set of different tools that solve different challenges, owning your audience, having the ownership for that, having ability to store your content in a decentralized storage. And other kind of other primitives we call. So it doesn't solve one particular challenge that someone might have or want to use Web3 social, but actually solves multiple of those things. And it really depends on what developers are building. So what of those primitives they actually want to use to solve their problems? So it can be as simple as adding a collect button into a blog post, you know, powered by Lens or adding profiles or a follow graph to your existing Web3 application or even traditional application.
A highlight from S13 E02: Writer's Path: New Book Release Discussion
"Hello, welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Lee Loney. In this episode, don't have regulars because reasons, as always. As for our guest, she's from Houston, Texas, and she does Houston, Texas, I guess. Well, she's also an author, just to make it clear. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Saborna Roy Chowdhury. Hi, thank you so much for inviting me. This is an honor. And I, as you said, I do live in Houston, Texas, but I'm also an author. And I wrote two books. My first book was called The Distance, which came out in 2013. And more recently, my second book was published by a good, you know, small publisher, Houston based publisher, and called Black Rose Writing. And the name of my second novel is Everything Here Belongs to You. Oh, nice, nice. Thank you. Welcome. And how long have you been an author for? So actually, by profession, I'm a chemist, and I teach chemistry in community college. But around 2004, you know, I was in between jobs and looking for something to do. And I decided, I decided to take a workshop, you know, I used to live in Boston at that time. And there's a very great writing workshop in Boston called The Grub Street. And I took a workshop, you know, short story writing workshop from one of the teachers there. And the beautiful thing about this teacher was he gave us a great writing prompt, he said, you know, I'm going to switch off the light and step outside. And you guys go into deep meditation for at least five minutes. And then when I come back, and I switch on the light, you will pick up the pen, and you will start writing whatever comes to your mind. And you're not going to stop yourself, you're not going to edit yourself. If you see any images, you're going to write about that character. So when he did that, you know, when he switched the light back on, I saw the image of a girl. And I instantly recognize that girl, she was kind of very, very thin emaciated, you know, she had a lot of beads and strings on her body. She was, she had this deep, you know, sad eyes. And I recognize that girl. And I remembered that girl from years ago, you know, when I was child, she used to work at my aunt's place in in in India. And so that character came to me, and I did not stop myself, I picked up my pen, and I just started to write about her. And then it grew into a short story. My very first short story called Bengal Bansun. And when it came to sharing it with the rest of the class, you know, at Grub Street, I was really terrified because here I was, you know, a chemistry teacher. And all of a sudden, I write a short story, and I have to share it in front of my whole class. So I did read it very hesitantly. But you know, most of the class was very appreciative, they really liked it. They gave me great feedback. And most importantly, the teacher said, you need to send this out, you need to send out your work. So I sent it off to a publication, you know, the only one I sent it out to it was called New York stories. I sent them my very first short story. And I heard back from them right away. They said they want to publish my short story. So this was really surprising to me. And this is how my journey started. And later on this, the short story was nominated for a push cut price. So that's when I knew, you know, that I like writing. Wow. Very good. Nice. Thank you. Welcome. And are there any more books that you're in the process of writing? Yes. Well, the one I just finished, and the one that just came out, I'm trying to promote that. And it's called Everything Here Belongs to You. And strangely enough, you know, in between, I wrote another book called The Distance. But this the short story that I was just talking to you about the Bengal Mansoon one, never really left me. So that girl, you know, the girl with the big eyes, she had a problem. She had her father come in every single month from the village and take away all her money. And, you know, she used to come and complain to my aunt. And she used to say, my father is using me like a bank. He's taking away all my money. I don't know what to do. And my aunt was, you know, my aunt is a good person. She really wanted to help this girl. But there was nothing she could do. She, other than consoling her, there was nothing she could do to help out this girl. And then something really terrible happened. One morning at six o 'clock, my aunt was calling her name. She was asking her to come down. She used to live in the girl used to sleep in the terrace room. And the girl was not coming down. So my aunt went upstairs to look for her and found the girl hanging. And she was she was hanging from the ceiling. She had used her sari as like a noose. And my aunt tried to revive her. You know, her body was still warm. My aunt tried her best to bring her back, but she couldn't. And then the father came back from the village and blamed my aunt for for killing this girl. And, you know, the whole the slum came down to our house and started to break everything. So, you know, this this story, even though I captured most of it in Bengal monsoon, I felt like I had not done justice to the whole story. And the girl and her father were not leaving me. And they were still hunting me. So there was something incomplete there. And so even after I finished my first novel, those images did not go away. And I thought that I should expand the story and I should complete the story and I should bring those characters back. So I just I just made the girl a Muslim in my second book. And I continue with the story. You know, the this helpless girl whose father comes every single month and takes away all her salary and she's hopeless. She has no future. Everything is dark around her. She doesn't know where to go. She feels trapped. And that's how I came to write my second novel, Everything Here Belongs to You, which is right now available in the bookstores and on Amazon. All right, then. Very good. So where do you see yourself 20 years from now? 20 years from now. I would like to say I wrote 20 books, but that's not going to happen because each book for me, you know, takes a very, very long time. The distance did not take that much time distance. I think I took only three to four years to write. But my second book, Everything Here Belongs to You, I wrote it for five years. And then I met my agent, Julie Stevenson, you know, from M .M. Q .L .T., M .M. Q. Lit. And asked she me to edit my book. And this editing process went on for three years. So she asked me to make, you know, major changes like change the POV. OK, from omniscient narrator to close third person, then write it chronologically. Make sure you have a very close connection between the sisters from the beginning. You know, major changes change the tense of the novel. So this went on and on. And so that took three years. So that was a total of eight years to write my second novel. So if this is the way I write, I don't think in 20 years I'll accomplish much. It could be worse, to be honest. It could be worse, to be honest. Yeah, I have friends who wrote. Sorry, I think my phone is talking. So, yeah, I have friends who wrote a novel for 20 years. So, yeah, if you if you want to do something perfectly, I guess you have to put in the time. Yeah, absolutely. How did you spend? Sorry, go on. No, so that's that's my 20 year plan to write. Very good. How did you spend your last birthday? My last birthday? Eating cake? Yeah. No. Yeah, I don't focus much on birthdays. My family does. My family definitely made sure that I cut my cake. Yeah. But if I'm writing a book, I'm usually so immersed in the fictional world that I don't pay much attention to what is going on in my real life. All right, then. What is your favorite quote? Oh, my goodness. I don't have one on the top of my head. Do I have to answer this? I mean, you don't have to. Yeah. So go on with the flow. Okay. Okay, I'll take that. Yes, then. If you could create your own job title, what would it be? I would be a full time author. I don't want to do anything else. I think the most meaningful thing we do in life is right. Because I'm able to give voice to, you know, the most voiceless people, the most neglected people, people who cannot defend themselves, who don't get justice, if I'm able to bring them to the forefront, and I'm able to make them make other people visualize them and understand their pain and understand their sorrow, and I'm able to give them justice. That is the most important thing I can do. That's very good. What is the best way to start the morning? I would say, well, there's a real answer, and then there is a hopeful answer. The real answer is I get my girls ready for school, and that's not a peaceful process. So I'm rushing them, I'm pushing them, I'm trying to get them on the school bus, and my mornings are not peaceful or restful enough. However, if I were living, I were, you know, living my ideal life, I would love to wake up and do a long meditation. And I would like to connect to my subconscious and see who is plaguing me, who is bothering me, who is sitting in there, and I would draw out those characters and I would talk to them and I would put them down on the page. And that would be the peaceful start of a morning, to be able to write, you know, at least two to three pages without interruption, without the phone ringing, without the internet, without having to communicate with the outside world, just to be able to write and meditate. That's my ideal life. Very good. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? Sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? I've never heard a question like that before. I would sleep on the ceiling, yeah. Yes, that's a good option. Yeah, because I can see the world from the top, right? I have a larger and bigger and wider perspective of things. And I basically, you know, when I wrote my first novel, I mean, the second novel, sorry, I used omniscient narrator, and that's kind of your place on the ceiling, because you get to see everyone, what they're doing. If they're doing mean things, bad things, you know, hiding things from you, have secrets, you basically have a view of every single character in that room or in that house, right, if you're on the ceiling. So I would definitely want the ceiling position. But my agent says I should write in close third person. Intriguing. Yes. Oh, yes. Very good. Would you ever try space tourism? Actually not. Especially today, you know, today in the news, did you see how this vessel tried to go in the depths of the ocean and never came back? It was blown away. So I'm very, very nervous about getting into claustrophobic places and where I have no control, and other people taking me, you know, promising me things, making me sign papers and taking me places. And then I do not know if I'll make it back. And there's a lot to do on Earth. Itself, right? There's a lot to improve right here. I don't need to go to space. Yes, that's a very good point. You'll never know what life hits at you. Yes. What fictional item do you wish you owned in real life? What fictional item? Do you wish you owned in real life? Let me think about this. And it's a fictional item. It's not a real one. My daughters will tell you a lot about Harry Potter things that they want to own. Fictional item. Can you give me an example of fictional items? Well, you said your daughters like Harry Potter, so possibly a magic wand, then there's lightsabers from Star Wars, a couple of video game items like the mega mushroom from Super The magic wand sounds very attractive because when I cannot wake them up in the morning to go to school, I can always be the magic wand and make them do things for me, right? I mean, every mother wishes she had a magic wand and she could control her children. Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. Where do you spend most of your free time? First of all, being a teacher, a mother and a writer, I have no free time. But I to write, I do go to a coffee shop and I can only write in a coffee shop because it kind of takes away the pressure of writing. It kind of takes away, you know, the fear of writing because I have so many people surrounding me and there is this chatter, this laughter, this camarade, you know, the smell of coffee. Everything takes away that extreme pressure of having to accomplish something or to finish something or to get something done. And I'm able to relax in a coffee shop and actually do some writing. And then, of course, when you come back home, that reality strikes and that you'd have so many chores to do and so many other things you have to get done, right? And so the coffee shop is my escape. OK, I can see that. This is a question from the very top of my head. Have you heard of a drink called banana friche? Banana friche? Banana friche? Friche? Yeah. Have you heard of it? I have never heard of a drink banana friche, no. I get that a lot from a lot of people. It's understandable. So do you want me to try it out or? Sorry, what is the question? So I asked you, have you heard of a drink called banana friche? No. Oh, that's all right, because I get that every time. Yeah, something from that came from the top of my head. Sure. Yeah. Would you rather? If you recommend it to me, if you recommend me the drink, I'll definitely try it. I do not know where to get it from. Well, well, it's a concept at first, but maybe a few years down the line, it can become a thing. So, yes. So definitely, when it becomes a thing, I'll give it a try. All right, very good. Would you rather not be able to open any closed doors or not be able to close any open doors? Both. I don't want to close any open doors for anyone who is a minority and needs those open doors. And so what was the first part again? So I asked you, would you rather not to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Yeah, so second part, I don't want to close any open doors for people who need it. Yes, very good, because there's opportunities in front of you. You must seize it. That's true. Yes. But, you know, be inclusive as well. I mean, you don't want to seize it just for yourself, but you seize it for everyone else. Yes, everyone is free to open and enter the door. Yes, the door should not be closed for anyone. Exactly. What's your favorite season? Spring, because I cannot tolerate the heat. I live in a place called Houston, Texas, and it does get extremely hot. And when it gets hot like that, you know, it's hard to function. So spring here is beautiful. You know, the flowers bloom and the birds come out the usual spring thing. And so and we can all go for long walks. So spring definitely is beautiful in Texas. All right, then. Nice. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? So I would go back to India. Right now, I live in Houston, Texas. So let me tell you this in a more poetic manner. Give me one second. So basically, I grew up in Kolkata, India. Can you still hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. Okay, so I grew up in Kolkata, India, and I grew up in a middle class Hindu family. And, you know, I mean, if you read my second novel, I featured the house I grew up in in this in this novel. And, and like, like the characters in my novel, you know, I used to live in this hundred year old house with my extended family, with my aunts, uncles and cousins. So because it was a hundred year old house, and it was it was like a crumbling mansion, and it had two wings and two floors, but there was no one to take care of this house. So years of neglect, you know, had left this house in very poor condition. My house had, you know, cracked tiles on the floor and yellowing walls and broken windows, everything needed repair. And during the monsoon season, you know, water dripped from the roof and and we had, you to collect the water, and everything had to be covered, you know, our antique furniture, our paintings, our encyclopedias, our photographs, everything had to be covered with plastic sheets. And so it was really hard for us to maintain this house, you know, there was like spiders behind the clothes horse and termite mud piles that went up the walls. And, you know, all the grandfather clocks that just kept on chiming at wrong hours. And if you looked at the skylight holes, you would see pigeons nesting there. Then when I turned 19, I left Kolkata and I came to America and I settled down here. Right. I came as a student. I finished my chemistry degrees. And finally, you know, I got my job in Houston. I settled down here. But I left behind this house, this house, which is full of history and, you know, my childhood tales. And I and somehow this house still remains alive inside me and it shows up in my book, especially in my second book, I would say this house is my main main backdrop of my second book. And now, you know, I have a relatively comfortable life. I live in the suburbs of Houston now. Here, you know, I have a wooden house which has central air conditioning and it has modern appliances. I have, you know, carpet that covers all the floors and I have, you know, all my walls are really well painted. I have modern furniture. I have a spacious living room. Every every week we have lawnmowers who come to trim our lawns and prune the bushes and, you know, our driveway and sidewalk looks so clean. They almost like they glisten like glass. And my existence right now in Houston is very neat, tidy, comfortable, hygienic, whatever you want to look at it. But unfortunately, whenever I pick up my pen to write either a short story or a novel or a poem, I I don't write about the suburbs of Houston. I still find myself, you know, going back to that old mansion that I left behind in Kolkata and I'm still pining away for for what I left behind. So I don't think, you know, as I age, this nostalgia will go away and somehow I will I will end up living living in that old house again years later. OK, I can see that. Sorry for the very long answer. That's all right. I enjoy it. It's fabulous. Thank you. You're welcome. What kind of music do you often listen to? I don't know if I am a Bengali and we have a Nobel laureate, author, songwriter. His name is Rabindranath Tagore. And I used to learn his songs. I used to learn his music and I still listen to that. I just I listen to Tagore songs all the time. It calms me down. And once once again, it connects me back home. It's part of my nostalgia. Very good. When things break, do you prefer to fix them or replace them? I always try to fix them. I hold on to old things. You must have guessed that by now. And I have a very hard time throwing away things because all your old things have a memory. And as writers, when we when we when we touch things, old photos, old albums, even, you know, somebody's glasses or somebody's shawl, we feel things in our fingers and then something can become can become a spark for a new project. So, yes, I repair things and I keep things and I grab onto things and I hold onto things and I don't want to let them go. My husband is opposite. He's a neat, tidy person. And he would rather get rid of things and clean up the house. And he's an engineer by profession. So you can see that we have completely different personalities.
"roy" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"And then I wrote a book on store marketing, then one on be different you, which is all about career development. And then one called 6 acts of leadership. And one called the calendar of a leader where I basically try and suggest to people what could you do every day of the week to make you an audacious leader? And then the latest one is called the audacious unheard of ways I took a startup to a billion. That one came out, that's my 7th book. That came out in May, and so I've been having fun doing things like this, talking to great people like you about the concepts in there. And you know what, again, I repeat. It's trying to change the conversation. That's my goal. To have these maybe, maybe some of the people in that great big glut of that distribution curve will get one or two ideas and decide to move to the right. And if they do, I'm happy. That's been a great day for me. Roy, you're doing terrific. I mean, you've taken your lives worth work and your successes and performances. And you applying them in the concept where people can apply. One thing you said earlier that is very powerful is that you can read books all day long. And if you don't take what's in the book and put it to practice, it's not going to do anything. You can even memorize the book if you just know the copy. But it really is. You got to take what's in it and the real stuff and just put it to work. And that's when you really become the real example. I mean, it's by teaching the action and showing the action that you can get the results and not just by talking about it, but reading about it. And again, we all, people are listening and watching, we read stuff, we watched off, we pick stuff up. Do we apply it or not? That's the question. And but you have been putting this, how long did it take you to write all these books, by the way? Well, I started in 2000 and I guess 2007, and I published my first book in O 9, and I've been blogging for since 2009 about my stuff. So anybody wants any more information on the content. All you got to do is visit the different or be dead dot com. Go to my blog and you'll find this stuff. Now the interesting thing is, and this was pointed out to me.
"roy" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Talked about kill dumb rules, it talked about the stupid rules and policies we had that pissed people off and pissed customers off and lost business. When I talked about hiring for goosebumps, it talked about recruiting people who had loving human beings running through their veins because my logic was, those are the people that are going to be the best customer service people, and they're going to create loyalty. Why? Because they're going to drive superlative performance. And so I just say to people, you always have to keep looking up, keep looking up to your strategy, keep looking up to the context. Don't be tactically driven by narratives of the day, because that will always lead you in the wrong direction. And I know it's difficult out there. There's like a narrative for everything, okay? Don't believe them. Figure out yourself what your context is, Roy has a context. He's going to apply different in a way that allows me to achieve that context and create value for others. It's as simple as that. And if we had everybody doing that, oh my God. What a wonderful world that would be to quote Louis Armstrong. Well, what Roy, so I love what you said about, you know, the goosebumps, you know, type of individuals that you hire, cut the crap. I mean, I love the analogies here, but let's guide some of the folks today on some of these applications that your real action and application that you use. And some of the red tape and full stuff that you got rid of. Because most of the people most companies will probably have that today. And let me correct me. Everyone has this. And the only people. The only people will deny it will be will be some of the management team who are threatened by the fact that they actually have stupidity in their organization. Let me tell you a story about killing dumb rules. Okay, I mean, so I was an executive in the company running this president running this company and I said to my boss and my executive colleagues one day, I said, you know, we have so many rules that piss our customers off that I can just imagine if we were to simplify that. And eliminate them, what a great great thing that would be. I mean, we would increase customer satisfaction and loyalty and get more referrals. And so I said, I'm going to introduce a kill a dumb rules competition in my organization. And the idea was really simple. Whoever, whoever identifies and kills, the dumbest stupidest rule will get a prize. I mean, this is really rocket science, right? Oh man, were they upset with me? Okay, my colleagues were upset with me. For one reason, because I called the dumb rules, right? Because therein lies the problem. People were owning the system of rules and procedures in the company and could not face okay, the fact that they actually were out of alignment with what customers expected.
"roy" Discussed on THE EMBC NETWORK
"Channel. I hope radio, the sales world channel, and just an amazing show today. So just we're going to be in for a ride here. Where did my guest who has written few books? A series of books and he's taken startups to $1 billion and someone who really does different in his concept is really teaching you to be different. So we're not even ready to do Roy osing. And he is a leader. He is just somebody that's going to take us on a whole different speed right now. Actually, it's going to be my speed, because I love the stuff we're going to talk about today. Because the world has been conditioned to certain way, to do in business, of thinking, thought process has been almost determined how we apply that from school from our surroundings. But only the few and the brave the bold that they do. Make a difference in this world. And because they do different. And I think with that any more given in terms of that topic today, Roy, welcome to the show, and let's get into it. Thank you very much. I'm absolutely grateful for you to have me here. Thank you. And I'm looking forward to it. Let's get going. That's it. That's it. Well, let's first things first. I want to introduce you to our audiences, who is Roy. So Roy is a guy that took a startup to a $1 billion in sales. And he did it a rather non conforming way. He did it using breakaway practical moves that lit fires in people. Arose their passion and convinced them to go along the journey. And you know, like I have goosebumps right now, just thinking about that journey. It was amazing. I mean, we didn't, we didn't know where we were going to end up in this data company and Internet company. We didn't know it was going to be a billion. What we knew was that there was a huge upside and what we knew is that our job was to basically break through the traditional kind of culture we had in the organization. It was a monopoly telco, and we had to completely redo the culture, you know, get away from traditional practices, and we did that. And it was hard. That's when I learned, by the way, that pain is a strategic concept because without it, not enduring pain, nothing would have happened, man. I mean, we were pushing rope uphill all the time. And so yeah, my life has been pushing audaciousness, pushing unheard of ways pushing be different or be dead and looking for ways to stand out in a way that people care about and applying that in every aspect that I can possibly imagine. And it's been a ride. It's been fun. Well, so Roy, let's take that honor. I mean, first of all, I love it. I said, who is Roy and you give me the whole that was perfect. But let's talk about the conventional break, right?
"roy" Discussed on Frank Michael Smith Show
"Hey, how we doing folks, chef Roy and the building happy to be here. It's a beautiful Thursday afternoon. We're doing something different today. We're not doing anything food. We are doing something sports, but it's nothing serious. We're doing wackiest ideas and sports. So for example, you know, maybe there's something like a promotion or some crazy idea. You know, it doesn't have to be so serious, shouldn't be like the NBA should change this role, even though I've done episodes like that before. So we're gonna get right into it. Roy, you look like a sketchy commissioner right now anyway. So why don't you lead it off? Yeah, I'm looking like a sketchy commissioner of the NHL 'cause I got a great idea. So hockey's great. It's very electric, fast paced sport, but I think that there's something that could be done to really up the ante and change the game up a little bit. And that is getting a new goalie in the net. That goalie, not like other goalies, he would be like a sumo wrestler or someone that's like 600 pounds. Like you've seen the TV show on TLC, my 400 pound life, get one of those guys, throw them in the net. And I just don't think you're scoring. Get him at the start of the show, not when he loses all the weight. Yeah, no, he can't be on a journey to a better path. We need him like eating mcdouble, ice cream. So here's the problem with that. I mean, I think it's a great idea. But the problem would be the pads have a size limit. So this guy would be taking pucks to the thigh a lot. But there's ways we could combat that, such as we could get him to wear like four layers of Under Armour, maybe a little bit of Kevlar or something like that. Or just a sumo wrestler doesn't need to be a 400 pound guy. I think a sumo wrestler could play. Yeah, yeah. I think that they'd be really good goalies. I mean, can one team at least try it? I know it's like it seems like a little crazy, but yeah, like the Detroit red wing stink. What's holding them back from bringing in a sumo wrestler is goalie. They're not gonna be any worse..
"roy" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"Get you above the $49 minimum for free shipping. Right. We don't like to raise prices. We know these things, but sometimes you just don't have a choice. Yeah, yeah. Speaking of shipping guys, start thinking about hardware now. The sooner you buy the hardware, frankly, the happier we're going to be because we can make sure you get it before Christmas, Hanukkah, and all your other winter celebrations. And that just doesn't go for us. No. That goes for anywhere. Do your shopping now. I was talking to somebody in the not too distant past, maybe last week or something. And they said that they bought furniture for the home 8 months ago and they're still waiting for it. Oh. Yikes. Yeah. So that's not fun. No, that's not fun at all. That sounds like our couch saga. Oh, lord. Yes, the fun of the couch saga. I'm just glad we have a couch. Exactly. So we didn't share that publicly. Some of you have heard the couch saga story. Basically, we bought, did we buy four? Three. We bought three. We bought three couches and finally ended up with.
"roy" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"And unlike the oximeter, it gives you a little ticks. But also results heading. Blood oxygen. Nightingale, blood oxygen. 94%. Button. Okay, so there's a 2% difference between the oximeter and the watch. The watch says he's 94. The oximeter said it was 96, and that kind of believed the oximeter more than the watch because of for whatever reason the troubles that we were just having with the watch. But I've seen them just about a point different when I've actually compared them. Yes. Well, when he hasn't gotten weird results from the watch like that. So you're going to get a pretty accurate result in terms of which you want. If you are not someone who's into smart devices, if iPhones or any kind of smartphone isn't your thing and certainly a smartwatch isn't your thing, then paying $50 for a talking oximeter, maybe the way to go for you, particularly if you have a respiratory illness, you need to keep track of this information if that's something medical professionals are telling you you need to do, then this could be a great solution for you, and it's quick enough and easy enough where you can measure multiple times a day should you need to. The other thing about the watch before I started this experiment, I did notice that it said 95 for the oxygen level. But I don't know when that was taken, it might have been taken 5 minutes ago. It might have been taken at the same time as the other one because the watch decides to take your oxygen level whenever it sees fit, but you can also force it. Like I just did to do the oxygen level. I trust the oximeter and we can even just run another one just to see what we could see. We can see what the difference is or how it stays in terms of points. So again, Chris puts the little oximeter on his ring finger. Presses the button holds it for about four seconds. Count down 30 seconds. You get a clear female American voice. She may send for me or to some of you she does to us. And now Chris is gonna sit still. Any of these medical products if you buy them on their own from either us or from Barry, or $50, you can get deals if you buy more than one though. Many people are buying all three. And the measurement your blood oxygen saturation is 97 your pulse rate is 73. 73, pulse rate is the same and blood oxygen is a little bit, probably because he's been sitting up straight for a while and breathing deeply. Exactly. Oh, that's probably increased. Your blood oxygen saturation a bit, which is don't obsess over it. A certain person here. I know likes to do. She likes to obsess over things that if she doesn't get the reading she wants, she'll try again. Try again until she gets reading that she wants, which is, you know, not really helpful. It's really not. So I'm gonna put this back down again. So those are the three different talking medical devices that we have available. All are easy to use, all come with brief audio instructions, two of them are done by Lisa salander. One is done by Barry the oximeter one, and they range in length from about 9 minutes to 11 minutes or so in the southern fairly short. But they give you enough information to learn to use the device properly. Let's talk about some of the stuff that we have here. Yeah, we got some cool stuff too. And this is just gonna be a little goody's podcast. This is kind of what we're doing for this episode. For those people who have lots and lots of wires, they like to connect or have laying around. You know, you have a stereo component system, which is pretty rare these days, but people still do it, yep. You know, you're 5.1 surround sound stuff. You know, all that stuff has wires behind the cabinets and you know your computer desk. I don't know how these things just combined and spaghetti and all this wires that everybody has. Well, I think Kim might have found us something. I may have, and I really like it thus far. It's been thus far the most popular of our three new kind of stocking stuff for presence that we put on the site. These are little silicone wire ties or cable ties or twist ties if you like. But they are magnetic, so they come in a little bag. You get 7 of them in a bag. The bag is nicely closeable. It's like a little ziploc. And inside you will find 7 of these little twisties. They are in all colors of the right though. So you get a red orange yellow green, blue, indigo, and purple one. Roy G biv. And each one is made up of a silicone wire or string. Thicker than a twist tie, really, but it's not terribly thick. But it's very flexible. It's very stretchy. You can stretch it. Of course, unlike a rubber band, you'll have silicone a lot longer and at each end of the silicone twist typing is a star shape. And within each star shape on either end of each twist tie, is a magnet. So you can twist these things round, you can put them on wires. You can use them as fridge magnets. You can do any number of things to them. You can stick stuff to magnetic dry eraser boards, things like that with them, which all kinds of things you can do with these. And I'm going to try and get this close to the mic and let you hear. Let me see. I don't know if you can hear that. That's how strong the magnets are. They're coming together. Here you try it. Yeah, they're pretty strong. They're pretty strong. And because they're silicone, you can bend them and flake some and twist them to get them exactly the way you want to hold your wires, hold them together. And they're just really cool. There's a lot you can do with them. There are a lot of different ways you can play with these devices. So really love them really happy that we found these. They're washable. So if you need to wash them off, you can do that. And they're just cool. We thought you would like them as much as we have, and we've been thoroughly enjoying them. We can't wait for those first few of you who have ordered them to go ahead and get yours and see what you guys think. So we'll be anxious to find out what you're thinking when you get these. Really love these. They are available on the website and right now they are 10% off of their regular price. So these are great, especially if you have some of our cables and you like those already. And you know the kind of quality that we offer in accessories. So these are just a really cool way to supplement those or if you already have a ton of cables and you're like, how do not need more cables? This could be a way to make sure they are well organized for you because you do get 7 of them. So we definitely recommend with these, if you like them, get a set as gifts for somebody else and either give one to.
"roy" Discussed on Mystic Access Podcast
"You want to call them, they're here for your enjoyment. The first thing I wanted to let you know is that the efficient and fun techniques for listening to podcasts that is a mouthful that is an event that we held recently. It is now a product for anyone to purchase and for those that have already purchased the product or were attending the live event, yours is waiting for you in your account. It sure is. This is just a little over four and a half hours of content. It took place over three sessions and then we have some Q&A questions in there as well from a fourth session we did with black participants. And it turned out great. There's a lot of really interesting information in there. We talked about ways to listen to podcasts via iOS, via Android, assistance, manually adding feed URLs to players, listening through websites, listening through all kinds of different ways. Streams tracks, there's a lot of content in here on a lot of different methods. So we think you'll probably find something useful for you if you're looking for an alternative way that perhaps is something that you thought about, maybe wondered how to do, you can find out more information. If you think a different way would suit you better in different situations, you can find all kinds of ideas and options in this event. So it's now as Chris said a product. It's now daisy navigable, or of course, you can download the MP3 version as well, whichever you prefer. And we really hope you get a lot out of it. We had a lot of fun, putting it together, especially the third session because there's a lot of really interesting info in that one. And we think you'll find it pretty interesting. And it's $39 regularly on the website. Our Black Friday sales are now a thing as well. Yep, we started early. Everyone else is. So we said we might as well do. So we joined the party instead of waiting until the 26th normally Black Friday, so they probably need to brand that to be November, Black Friday month or something like that. Especially over the last couple of years, things have been really hard, so we're excited to start early, give you guys some good discounts. And we all win with these Black Friday sales. So you could discounts and we get to start sales early and things are happy for all of us. We hope. So we have 30% off of all of our digital documentation, so that's three zero, not 13. So 30% off of anything. This lasts until the last day in November. So through November 30th, our Black Friday sales are a thing on our hardware we are offering 10% off. Unfortunately, there's not much more you can really do in order to make anything because you're really not making anything on the hardware anyway. Yeah, you don't make much on hardware. And so it doesn't seem like much, but it's enough to give you guys a smidge of a discount off and it's pretty much what we can offer you at this point. We really can't go above that. We tried 15 a few times, and it was just way more than we could do. So that's been a while, generally, it's ten. That's what it is now. Speaking of hardware, though, we have a lot of new hardware to tell you about today. We're going to do that later. Okay. We have another two more announcements. We do. And the first announcement is the November free event. That will be on November 18th, at 8 30 p.m. Eastern Time and we're going to talk a little bit about low cost stocking stuffers that we found and or we can even have user participation. So we're going to look for you guys that actually come to the glass and tell us what you found as little stocking stuffers that are under 50 bucks. Yeah, let's keep it under the 50 buck range for stalking stuff or type gifts. We can talk about all kinds of things. There's actually a lot we can talk about. We'll talk about some stuff that we've gotten or found and also just some cool ideas that we found online that you might want to consider. And then we'd love to hear what you guys have to say. Our November event is traditionally a fun one. So we'd love to have you come participate hang out with us. And we'll talk all about cool fun, affordable holiday presents for yourself and for those who love. Some will be taking in nature because that's what we do. But some may not be. So we'll have a good conversation. What we're gonna do too with this one and we stopped a while ago recording the Q&A because what we normally do is we pre record the event and then we play the event and then we do Q&A. So what we're gonna do this time is do it live. Yep. So we're going to record the Q&A. So anybody that comes and you speak, you will probably end up in the class recording. And we'll snip your night out, you know, we don't have a problem with that. We want you to be relatively anonymous for people. I mean, I know you may not care, but you know, sometimes it's just smart to cut those things out on recording. So we'll do that, but your voice will probably be in class if you choose to talk, so we'd love to have you come, as I said, this is always the really fun event of the year. So come hang out with us. And the other event is our, I guess traditional now. Yeah, it's become traditional, hasn't it? Yes. Open house on Black Friday. Right. Well, the real black. The real Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Yes. Here in the states. So what we're doing is between one and 5 one scam in 5 p.m. eastern. We will hold an event. That is not recorded. And please do not record it. Please, please, please. There are ways to record Zoom meetings without other people knowing. But just really no point to and you want people to feel safe and secure that they're not being recorded if they choose to say something. Some people just don't like to be recorded, so they will not speak in anything that is being recorded and that's great. But sometimes people do record them. And there's really no point. So these are really informal, they're laid back. They're just to be fun. So there's nothing really to record in here. Yeah, we might provide some answers to some questions, things like that. But generally speaking, we would really ask you not to in a situation like this. So this is just for fun and if we do answer a question that is helpful to you. Just make a note write it down. Exactly. That will be your little note on what we did to answer the question. So people come and they ask take questions, they ask about the company. They talk among themselves. We have reunited friends who haven't talked to each other for decades in these open houses. So it's really kind of fun to see who meets up and how things work out at these things. That was really, really cool. It was like the first person I was like, hey, are you so and so? Yeah. Do you remember me from like 30 years ago? And we've had it happen over and over. There's been at least three.
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"I don't remember specifically but we talk about the very deliberate design of the of not just the bench in and where it is. But of roy and the way he is sitting that invoice sitting back waiting for me to come to him and holds her hand like he's supporting it the same way that he supported. Walt as well Did you did you originally that. The statue was located inside of the fence in town square and so many guests kept on jumping over the funds to take a picture in that spot that they felt was reserved for them. Which it wasn't the idea was that many was close to to roy. And but you know there's a space for me to go and sit and that's why they decided to move it out and i think going full circle. What was it only goes back to sort of that. Roy being approachable like you can't go into a picture next to and i don't think that's by design but i think there is something about that that kind old man. Just wanna sit down. I'm getting choked up. You want to sit down and sort of. Put your arm around like Maybe he tells a forest gump tail you know. Life is like a box of chocolates. Something like that. I don't know. But i totally get it. there is and i believe the building is still called back when the mgm studios was mgm studios. There is There was a division of the company called disney ideas that made video products and a videos. You'd see like in the queues and dvd's and those officers were called the royo dizzy production center or the old mgm studios. There's also something over at. Its called red cat. It's called the roy. And edna disney cal arts theatre where there are a lot of on campus performances. And it's the smoothly. It's this big gorgeous. Beautiful theater located inside the walt disney concert hall as well. And as you and i'm going to i'll save this one for you because there actually was a poor trail of roy which i have not seen so i can't even speak to it but i almost want a mentioning almost more because of if you think who should portray roy disney roy disney. What's the first name that comes to mind. Dynamite.
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"The age of seventy eight at saint joseph's medical center in burbank Where you know that half a deck half a decade earlier. He was there at his brother's bedside. It is the same place that walter. Past and i i think it's you know we talk about sometimes people when somebody passes like what are they waiting for. What were they waiting for it. I think you know. Roy stayed and waited to make sure that he did what he needed to do to see to again selfishly out of the spotlight to make sure his brother's vision and dream became a reality and when that work was done and when he was satisfied by what he saw a knew that it was in good hands he knew he was able to to move on and to join his brother. Once again you know much like indiana jones. I got one more job to do. And how many one more jobs are we gonna get. you know. probably seven or eight. I would think. But in this case. Roy really did have one more job to do and it's not like he said that outright lake This is it for me on earth. You know no of course not but there's always that divine power or call it. Whatever you want that. I think keeps you here for a reason. And he was kept here for a reason to see that his family legacy continued that he accomplished what his brother wanted that he left the company in a in an interesting kind of a of of points where the florida project was was done in the early stages and things like that but he knew he had to accomplish that and it might sound a little weird but i almost like thinking of it like. He gave everything he had to that project. That's how it was able to be accomplished. That's probably the only way it was able to be accomplished. And because of that that's was his final legacy the final thing that he did while he was here on earth. And and that's exactly how i want to sort of tile is up because we start off talking about how little there is in terms of presence in the parks or a recognition of but there is the legacy of roy that lives on and i wanted to point out a couple of the ways that he is being honored and where you can find roy disney and the parks First and foremost is obviously one of the walt disney world. Railroad locomotives Is named after roy. Disney it's a four four zero there was built in one thousand nine sixteen and almost like almost appropriately. It was the only one that was not in-service the day the park opened in on october first It had it had some issues and wasn't ready until december first and it was almost like all the other trains are working and let them get their recognition. Before i sort of slide in just a couple of months later we mentioned the sharing the magic statue designed by blaine gibson. I actually did a podcast about this. Blaine gibson which i will reference in the show notes..
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"Like modern day. ceo's modern-day founders. Steve jobs people like that. That might not have those interpersonal skills. Kinda like walt did. I don't think to that extent. What wasn't like that you know. Sort of a crazy person but with the lot of people are ruthless when they're going after their these sorts of big ambitious dreams and when you do hear those stories about roy being a good guy about kind of being like this father figure at at the company it's good to hear and and it makes sense and at the same time it also makes sense that people worked at that company for decades and decades and decades and it had to have been because the leadership of wall but of roy was so welcoming and this is not meant to be a shameless plug of i guess it really is in my first disney interviews book. Here we go. Follow me around the room for a second. The reason why it shows the people that i did was because all of them worked for. And with walt other than dave smith. Who is there to to preserve the legacy of walt. And you'll see there's this common thread in all those conversations about how people felt about walt's there was a a reverence and there was a respect for waltz and not just the opportunities that gave them but the way he did business and the way he was able to get the best performance out of all of them too but you could also sort of get some of those ints like yeah wall was a tough guy and like you said steve jobs you sort of get that same feeling. You know tough guys whether it's worth it because of what we were able to create and deliver was all over. You know. we're going to talk about it a lot. But they need that partnership they need that yang in that yang that creativity in that business and it looked like roy might have a little bit more personal stuff than than we realized. which was. It's cool here. it's really cool to hear. I only wish that there was more to see. And hear from roy because if you do searches there's there's not a lot There is not a lot of talk about roy's decision. Sort of be very much in the background but even terms of recorded conversations and interviews. There's very very little. Yes there's the dedication speech and you'll find a little bit from you. Know when they first came to orlando but but not really much else but next on my list is that it almost goes to the same thing we.
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"A lot of a lot about the two of these and from what i understand that what we saw on tv. Or what. We sort of have from our general perception of roy who was not on tv a lot really. Is that those. Those perceptions are not necessarily true. And i don't mean this in a bad way but walt as many great leaders and businessmen. Are you know behind the scenes. You in you have to be what some might call a difficult boss You know very much. A perfectionist and the importance of the quality of the end product sort of taking precedence over the feelings of the people that work for you. And we've heard stories about how even when he was starting to build disneyland and was pulling you know both men and women from their jobs in animation storyboarding ink and paint. And saying you're going to do this and waltzing obviously paraphrasing. And they'd say well. I'm not a story guy. I don't know how to build a theme park and he says no. What you are is a storyteller. You are designer. You are an artist. And then he was able to sort of get the most out of people like that. And i'm sure you know if we were able and i've spoken to people who've worked for walter. Yeah there were times that he was difficult and some might even call. Maybe a little bit mean we would think almost those things of roy but then you hear stories to the that roy had like this wonderful sense of humor and he had great interpersonal skills and actually had a lot of charisma. Tomb as well and frank thomas Set of roy that you could put your arm around his shoulder not necessarily with walter very different people when it came down to the business of business. When you're trying to be successful in business. I think you have to have a good dose of both of those things. You have to be at times a little bit ruthless for sure end projection it a sort of perfectionist absolutely but you still have to be able to form great meaningful relationships with your employees with your partners with your third parties outside of the company that you're hoping to do business within the future because so much of business is relationship based and with you know roy leading the business side of things. I can totally see how he needed to have those skills crafted and honed and he had to develop those relationships and those interpersonal skills. If they wanted to succeed. But i also think people you know tend to forget that it was probably just as important for roy to be a sort of perfectionist because while it might have been walt disney productions. It was still disney and disney. Still roy's name. His name is on the door as well in a lot of ways so he was looking out for the company for his name. But he's still at times had to be able to be a good people person. I it sounds like roy excelled in some of the soft skills again. It's so contradictory. To what we i think. Sometimes envision as this you know the numbers don't lie there is. There is always an answering. The numbers are sort of hard and fast and any really was more of a people person that cared about not just the work product but the wellbeing the attitude the atmosphere in and around his employees. We often.
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"Because while walt was a great dreamer roy was able to take those dreams and make them a reality by pulling walton in knowing how to get those things done and with that partnership. That's when wall kinda started to take off. That's when the company started to finally click and find its grooves and i agree one hundred percent and to try to actually make my ten things list be somewhat of actual list number one. I want to go back to the early days of roy. And doesn't you know. He was born in on june twenty-fourth 1893 1893. And again the the overall family story. You might know that that in hundred eleven. They moved from marceline to kansas city and his father. Elias again i think walk gutters business acumen from from his father not always the most accessible businessman. He did buy a newspaper delivery route while he was at the kansas city star. And we've heard the stories of walt delivering newspapers uphill in the snow both ways before and after school. But it wasn't just walt. Who was a delivery boy to hundreds of customers. But roy was as well and i think the point is that early on even when they were kids. Roy always looked out as older brothers are want to release should do. He always looked out for his brother even as kids and even as kids they were business part of it. They did livered newspapers together. They they went on to be news pushers at at at the railroad when When when when. Walt wanted to Work when roy was working for the fred harvey won't actually had to put up a thirty dollar bond to make sure that certain expenses were covered. Roy put that money forum. Roy lost that money When roy goes over after the war to become a bank teller in kansas city he hears about an opening from a co worker. He passes this tip onto wall to got his first art job which was an apprenticeship. At penn ruben which was a commercial art studio. Roy always looked out for walt his entire life as they were kids when obviously when things really started to take form in nineteen twenty three when walt comes out to hollywood to join his brother there and start the disney brothers studios. It wasn't just that business partnership. Like i really do think they were close in france together like they ordered kit houses and nineteen twenty eight. They built their houses next to each other in the neighborhood. And although and i can relate to this. I'm six years older than my younger brother. Roy was eight years older than walt but that relationship that they had the seemed to be of both.
"roy" Discussed on The WDW Radio Show - Your Walt Disney World Information Station
"Not just he. But i think a lot of other people felt were fanciful projects by walt. But he also to your point he kept walt as the singular heroic face the company that bore waltz name and walt disney's alone. I think and i know this might sound a little bit like hyperbole. But i really think roy o o o stands for oliver by the way one of the most influential people in american business history but one whose personal history is again sometimes overlooked or really. I think even ignored and to that point. You know there's times they've gone to the statue of roy in the center of town square on main street usa. And i've heard more than one guest than i care to acknowledge. Take a photo by that statue and call him. Walt and you can't fault. I don't fault anyone own fault. The guest because there is no other than that statue in the parks especially walt disney world. We really don't or his window. You really don't see or or hear a lot about roy anywhere it does. He have a train named after him. He does spoil getting Sorry no but he does. I mean and that's and i think sometimes even those names on the train are not ones that are necessarily known by the average everyday guest. I think there's so much even on main street. Usa that that people probably understand. Oh the windows. Play a significant role. Oh it's someone important but it's kind of a name only. It's not very few people i think. No the backstory's behind these individuals. And i think for roy for as much as he accomplished. It's important to know his backstory in the business realm as well as in his personal life to and i think oftentimes you'll hear reference to walt being the dreamer. Roy being the doer. But i almost think it's more that walt was the hearts and roy was the head where it was the mind behind. Not just everything that was happening at. Walt disneyworld but i think really with with walt disney productions at the time because while walt was remarkably creative and innovative he lacked sort of the business acumen to run the business of the business and what they were really two complementary integral parts of one mind. Walt was sort of that. Artistic rate brain and roy was the more critical analytical methodical left brain which made them perp perfect partners they maybe they weren't always perfect brothers but definitely made them perfect partners and at the same time i think you know. Walt tried several times to get a company up off the ground and he was moderately successful at times at other times. It was a catastrophic failure. But we'll nc did partner with his brother and bring in like you said that sort of business acumen sort of that yin yang kind of thing someone to keep him grounded..
"roy" Discussed on Life Will Be the Death of Me with Chelsea Handler
"If you need any help with maurice when she gets to town to call Or you guys couples counseling. We're the couple. But we also specialize in other couples. So it doesn't really matter you could be single or a couple or a threesome or throttle. And were here. We handle all day amax. Congratulations well congratulations to you. Roy looks like you got yourself a bride and it's going to happen any day now. I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait to make a toast. Yeah we will. Don't worry okay. Love you by roy nicole you out. I love every one of your family members because they all bring something to the table like some. Here's the thing though you dealt with royce health insurance so you know what i'm dealing with with him. Getting a visa for his potential wife isn't going to happen. I mean i don't wanna say that. Because i wanna believe my brother but i just know his habits but it will speak so highly of roy if it does get done because it means like that was something worth attracted to her. You don't have any other meal prospects right now. So maybe can get with your brother to break up with his fiance. So i can date. Sounds like a lifetime original movie. You know who has a great podcast about lifetime original movies. Sarah colona is it about left only about life. She and her friend. It's really funny. Well i'd like to pitch you a project right now. Then because i would love to write a lifetime original movie called murders in the midwest and it's all about this guy in my hometown who was embezzling grant money. That was supposed to go to native american students to go to college. He was embezzling. It and everyone in town knew what was going on. He lived in multi million dollar mansion. He built a gymnastics studio. No one town does gymnastics. Small town of thirteen hundred people and was he could've been who knows so turns out the state found out what he was doing. He went to a meeting where they basically said like. Hey we've backtracked all the logs so we know what's going on. He went home. He hit a safe told his son's girlfriend that if anything happened to them like you know she needed to find a safe and killed his entire family. That night burnt the house down with everyone in it. God a lifetime. Original movie totally totally horror. Put me in contact with someone..
"roy" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"Balls reaches tonight per meal roy. It's been an absolute pleasure sir. We're going to do another one about your new book The big book of manchester in the seventies hyphen. People hope coat with you and ultimately bali. You'll not real well. A lot of quite beautiful. still actually on amazon. You know go put like a books on amazon A few of them out of our production but a a few narrow just in the boat. We cal- united in the sixties. Just johnny kevin the day two teams that all of them on amazon. But the the wanna speak about. But i can give you between two thing things such as that in a facebook and twitter angolese at roy and be a people wanted a i go no i probably get it be contained for people. But that's the that's the but books mind on on amazon and facebook. Each just roy cavanna. Mba's nick young testing roy. It's been an absolute pleasure. Sir we will speak again. As i said very shortly at took your wonderful manchester university big book of the seventies with the with call if don't with your pals are david lazer cracking publisher from legends. Some of them some great books on the bill for example under under those of those absolutely. He's done a brentford of arsenal. George armstrong in a legends publishing are what it says on the can. They are legends and their books on jewish books. There works of art and on what it go into a lot of data island law dabs the big book of manchester. The world's greatest club the come through three of us again. Not one jewish community is suppose i'd be okay real view that difficult on the on the phones ostrog lonzo from episode on east but ram we can we can do something reconsider zoom to we could set your. Can you rosa subdued. The last time all went on zoom it was a speed awareness course and got to mute because it was so some computer telephone. Suit judge okay. It's been an absolute pleasure and thank you for listening everybody. We will rican the very short of our thanks bye-bye..
"roy" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"Since a days. But you know you can imagine. I mean again You know this one point seventy you dennis. Bobi enjoy judge all dissipated at the same time as the seventy three and seventy four the about the the the seventies. W won't we will. Do because bobby bobby retailer. These last games at stanford bridge pay seventy free wasn't against chelsea. Danny got transferred to say. We're going to tokyo that Goal and george went missing. Of course is only a guess. Tommy docherty's personality because if you're in birmingham and you got three great players and you get rid of them all of the same season. You probably be stronger lamppost. But tell me out of the ashes of getting relegated to the fantastic to probably what was needed at manchester united to alternate follow. What the boss sonata be achievable from tested. Igwe carry understood what was going to say. roy. I got to really like to talk about it. You know if timezone timezone now. Karen was a bizarre when rochdale football club and the top of the bill would the u. k. senecal gentleman's aden young Most in the on the top table is funded. Not both out there. But he seems to see the case before it was wanted to back so the comedian wanted kickbacks and one of them was a plane for this blow at this beautiful woman alongside amigos Was the claim at and bounce back on four to five times going on about the time. Hit one of the fighter. Lum's next minute the old places so the steward comes to me going to everybody out central. Uk central falls behind in at least lights at all always. We know he's not just that no-no got so. I have to tell on donate to long the together. How they will please. It was raining outside on the friday night..
"roy" Discussed on Culinary School Stories
"Five years i Again going back a little bit to singapore Having that time in that that that that period of knocking on doors i. It led the working in thailand for three years. I joined a five star. Hotel company. That and working in oman in the middle east near dubai For a couple years as executive sous chef moved to malaysia. That's where. I was a chef of that award winning steak house that we won. A national workforce wonderful then got promoted to an executive chef in china worked in china for about five and a half years. And then in the ancient city of honjo in the old manchurian capital of xinjiang the home of sauerkraut in the home of white kimchi as they call it and then leading the chengdu the home of sichuan cuisine and then after realizing and i'm working for that company for about ten years opening hotels getting exposed to some amazing theories and concepts and having the hundred and thirty cooks under my under my supervision to secretary sometimes every day challenges Dealing with you know all these various things that that i didn't have to cook anymore. Of course you have to manage more. So that led me into teaching in a stopping at the company. Going back and earning my bachelor's and master's online and in f- i florida international university. Doing it the entire time while. I'm still in a job teaching culinary arts so i was lucky enough to get a job in south korea teaching culinary arts of the university there while doing my bachelors and masters full-time. It was amazing. So that then. I worked with the shanghai shanghai with another school that i was involved with hospitality during school. Then i came home Pandemic so what happened was is i started planning out other things Re retuning fine. Fine tuning some certifications. Some further education. My goal is to continue as a culinary educator. Have a lot to bring to the table to any culinary school and hospitality school I like teaching hospitality. Theory classes management classes even Food safety and Re real revenue purchasing management When he come down.