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A highlight from Finally End Phone Fear Forever! (Part 2)
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. We are back and Julie, I have to say the feedback we've gotten on this topic was, is fantastic. Yes. It seems that we might be onto something. For those of you who are willing to accept the fact that you might be a little reluctant to have actual conversations with people and maybe just maybe that reluctance is leading you to have results that you're not that proud of. Well, guess what? Continue listening because you're going to love part two. We're going to start digging into the specifics of not just the psychology of call reluctance, but also really I think what we could argue would be the very practical application of picking up the phone and having meaningful conversations. And this is part two. If you did not listen to part one, please go back and listen to part one now because I think it will make all these extra points that we'll be sharing with you guys today even more useful to all of you. And as always, thank you for listening to our podcast. Thank you for keeping this number on listen to daily podcast for real estate professionals in the United States. Our way of thanking you every single day is giving you the notes from today's show. The notes from today's show are down below. If you just if you're on YouTube or if you're on iTunes or Stitcher or Spotify or all the billions of places this podcast is listened to, open up the description and you'll see all of our notes there. And while you're there, also, you're going to see some links specifically. Look for the link to join Premier Coaching. It's the next natural step for all of you. You love this podcast. This is the part. You know, this is from all measures that number one listen to daily podcast real estate professionals at least the United States. If you love the podcast, which we know you do, because many of you listen every day, you will not believe the value you get in Premier Coaching. So scroll down below. Click the link to join Premier Coaching. Julie, let's roll in and talk about point number one. Yes, that's right. So again, this is part two yesterday. We got your head straight. So if you missed part one, then you know, you know what to do. So assuming that your mindset is adjusted for success, let's get to the real work of real estate, the work that leads to appointments to contracts and to closings. Point number one, this is the real work time guys, make a minimum number of contacts daily. Remember that a contact is a conversation with a decision making adult about real estate. That number of contacts should equal the number of transactions you need to do this year to meet or exceed your financial goals. For example, if you need 12 deals, you must make at least 12 contacts daily. As your skills increase, that number typically shrinks. Agents with prospecting skills who have overcome their call reluctance can usually set one appointment for about every 10 contacts or so, assuming that they're making contacts with the likely to most likely to list prospects and not just doing something like circle prospecting. Now what Julie just said, I hope you guys are breaking down what she's saying. So the first thing is, if you're a real estate treasure map, you're filling a blank business plan which you get as the first level of premier coaching, once you complete that, if you determine that you need Julie's example, 12 deals in order to, you know, earn enough money to have all your financial needs once and desires fulfilled, well, then you're going to have to make that number of contacts a day. Contact is a conversation with the decision making adult where you're, you know, essentially answering their question, maybe following up to answer a question, maybe you're just having a conversation over at Orange Theory, but you're going to ask for business. Now as you become more professional and prolific, what you're going to realize is the conversations are going to have to start focusing more on actual people who actually have their hands up in their air who are actually looking to transact. Now here's the magic of all this. When you're getting started, it's what Julie said, the number of contacts equals the number of transactions you want to do, but as you start becoming a listing agent, then the number of contacts you make per day, you can adjust that to be the number of listings you need at all times as far as whatever your, again, it's all part of the real estate treasure map which you get as a part of the first level in Premier Coaching, but one of the outputs of that or one of the results of completing it is you're going to know what your number of listings you need at all times, not just transactions but the number of listings because we want to gear you guys towards being listing agents. So let's say in your marketplace, if you had five listings at all times, you know pretty much like clockwork, three of them would be in contract at once, maybe only two let's say. Well, your average commission is $10 ,000, you're making $240 ,000 a year if you have five listings at all times. So you're going to start out by making more contacts, but once you build up to your magic number of listings, then what you're going to do is the number of contacts you're going to make per day has to be at least the number of listings you need at all times to immediately exceed your goals. We take a very numerical, drilled down, common sense, practical, no BS approach to all the coaching that we provide for you guys, so hopefully this will, frankly, make things a lot more clear and easy to understand and mostly apply in your business. That's right. It actually makes it far more predictable than most of you think, right? You actually can apply numbers and make that work. But isn't ultimately what we're working on here with these guys is that they don't have to wait around for the business to come to them and I'm reading your future points. They can actually go to where the business is. Like some of you have this, really it's bad information and really bad training around the idea that you're supposed to do marketing, branding, passive email marketing, passive SMS, all this other stuff, waiting for people to call you. You consider a win when you create a lead. That is not a win. Leads have no value. Pre -qualified motivated leads have value. Stop giving yourself a win in your head psychologically when it all is just a stinking lead. That is the biggest mistake and it's frankly bad training the agents have been taught and it's not just the last 10 years, it's really the last 30. You created a contact. You didn't create a lead. Yeah. Who cares? You're building your phone book. I mean, well, a lot of these guys don't know what phone books are, but I mean... Your contact database, your CRM, you're collecting names and numbers of people. That does not necessarily mean they're going to transact with you. We said this yesterday and we say it a lot and it is true and again, it's worth repeating because it's such, I think, different information for all of you. Your goal is not to have a ton of leads. That is an enormous mistake. Your goal is to have a handful of leads. Then those leads are all pre -qualified and primarily listing leads and they're ready to list their homes. Maybe the contracts are signed. Maybe they're going to sign the contract in the next 60 days. The point is, is your goal is not to have 20, 30, 40, 50 ,000 leads. Your goal is to have a few leads, mostly even our top producing agents, less than like 15. And when Julie and I are having a lead coaching call and we ask about their leads, if they're giving us a long list of leads or they're saying, well, you know, screenshotting their database with the number of like 42 million, with the number of leads they're dripping on, no, that person is not doing their job. Well, they didn't actually understand the question if they're doing that. Right. You don't know what a lead is. A lead is a pre -qualified, ideally using our scripts, buyer or seller, ideally a seller, who you know what their motivation, you know what their timeframe is, you know what their half to sell is, you know everything about them. That's a lead. Also, they know who you are. And there are tons and tons, millions and millions of people out there that are actually able to be called pre -qualified at that level to list their homes sometime in the next 12 months or less, ideally 90 days or less. You just have to be willing to have the real conversations. Stop burying your head in the sand thinking that a massive number of leads is somehow going to cure your lack of actual skill and your unwillingness to have these actual conversations. It is critically important that you move past the belief that this is a, you know, sort of mass numbers game. It is, of course, a contact sport. That's what real estate and mall sales is. But it's a contact sport that results in you having a pre -qualified lead. Be very clear about that. Which means you have to get over your call reluctance. And point number two, in part two, is to focus on the person you're speaking to more than you're focused on your thoughts and feelings about being on the phone. You're calling to be of service. Maya Angelou famously stated, they'll forget what you said, but remember how you made them feel. So be fascinated by them. Remove the words I, me, my, and mine as much as possible to avoid making it all about you. Ask more questions and make fewer statements. Resist interrupting and sounding anxious to get to the next question. I had someone message us on Instagram that basically said that we're in conflict when we say, because we do say both things. Our highest and truest purpose in this planet is to be of service to others, and at the same time, we will occasionally say the other truth, which is everyone's primary motivation is themselves. Everybody is mostly focused on themselves. Both of those things are true, and here's how they're both true. Because I do accept the fact that everyone, if you're focused on, and everyone is naturally this way. What's in it for me? How does this make me feel? You can't really move past that, and to think or to try to guilt people and to not, it's the Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged kind of thing, right? But to have people believe that their highest and truest purpose is not primarily the betterment of themselves is complete out of alignment with how, frankly, humans are actually wired. But have you to accept the fact that the way you better yourself is by being of service to others, and then those two motivations are in alignment. You guys get it? So if your highest and truest purpose is to take care of yourself, to make your life better, to take care of your family, really, that is where your primary focus always is, whether you go down and admit it or not. Okay, that is not in conflict with what society wants you to do, which is to be of service to other people, because by being of service to other people, you actually are improving your own lot in life. You're becoming the best version of you as a real estate professional, and a real estate professional is here to be of service to other people. Hopefully you guys now understand that, that our philosophies are in perfect alignment with how a lot of you guys already naturally think. That's right. So it comes down to reminding yourself, when you're over your call reluctance and you're on a real conversation with a real person, pay attention to what they're saying. Don't just ask the script questions, listen to their answers. So Julie also said something in that, and I want you guys to think about this. She said, without using these words, she said, remove personal pronouns when you're talking to people. Why? Everyone's favorite topic is themselves, remember what I just said. Everyone wants to talk about themselves. Everyone wants to have other people show interest in them.
Fresh update on "rand" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"Now I ask you, who among us has not gotten a quarter of a million dollars from Beijing sent to their house randomly? That could happen to anybody. And I am not going to join the mob accusing the president of complicity in Hunter Biden's nefarious schemes to get money sent to the family firm via Delaware simply because a quarter million dollars showed up from Beijing at the Biden family house. I'm not going to join that line. Not going to do it wouldn't be prudent. My other favorite story of the morning. This is a revelation. New York judges do not have any awareness of or access to Zillow because yesterday a New York judge ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud because he overvalued his property. And apparently, judging by Eric Trump's ex post yesterday, the New York judge valued Mar-a-Lago at about 80 bucks. And apparently it's worth more than that. Now, who among us have not Zillowed a property that you drove by when you saw it for sale? Who among us have not Zillowed a property that that we thought that would be a nice place to live? I wonder what it cost. Zillow has brought the multiple listing service to you. And and so apparently New York judges do not have access to Zillow because the idea that a real estate developer inflated their value. First of all, I work. I know real estate developers. I worked for a real estate developer. Real estate developers are my friend. I hope Leonard Frank is listening right now. Leonard is retired from Pardee, which was my largest and biggest client for a quarter century. And but I mean the Baldwin brothers and Sun Cal and Lusk and you name it. I represented him on Endangered Species Wetlands and CEQA NEPA issues. And I have never met in 25 years of legal practice, a developer who undervalued their properties. Never. It does not happen. But the judge in New York, because it's New York and by the way, this this helps Trump. This helps Trump as much as the story is Trump say he might want to buy a Glock as a felony. That story as well. At some point, you just laugh and you think, I hate the media so much, even if I don't like Donald Trump, I'm talking to you people out there who don't like Donald Trump. At some point, you know, you're going to vote for him because you want to see their heads explode on Election Night 2024. You know that. Now, the former president is not attending the debate tonight. And did I mention it will be on the Salem News Channel at 8 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Pacific for an hour pregame. And then there will be on the Salem News Channel at 11 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Pacific for an hour postgame. So make sure you turn in the Salem News Channel if you are near a computer. The real news yesterday is that the Senate unveiled a bipartisan funding deal to avert the government shutdown. Now, it will take forever to pass because Rand Paul, Rand Paul is not an knucklehead. Rand Paul is a principled man. I just came home to finding he got a book that weighs about 50 pounds on the COVID cover up. And I love Senator Paul. I am not going to read that book. I'm not. I did the Washington read. I'm not in the index, so I don't have to worry about it. But I know what they did. I talked to Fauci and Dr. Collins, and I know they lied to me on this program. So I don't really need to read that book. But I mean, it is a desk stop there. It is a paperweight. It is a door jamb of a book. So he's not going to vote for this deal. So it's going to take three or four days to get out of the Senate. It's not going to arrive in time. And even then, it's going to go to the House. And the Knucklehead caucus has already met. They had a meeting yesterday chaired by Matt Gaetz, who wants to be governor of Florida. I think that's the funniest part. The four part members of the Knucklehead caucus are blowing up their statewide campaign. Matt Gaetz wants to run for Florida governor. And I understand there is five percent of Florida that just thinks he's great. But you shut down the government, you stop paying the military, and that's what's going to happen on Saturday. Those people are never going to vote for you, Matt, because they don't really have a lot of money like you do. They're going to remember that you made him scramble for two weeks to find money. Ralph Norman, part of the Knucklehead caucus, wants to be the senator from South Carolina. Lindsey Graham's going to be the senator for life, right? Now, we can never get Lindsey up early enough to talk to me about this, but I just think it's hilarious. Ralph Norman thinks he's going to beat Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. Marilyn Matt Rosendale, who moved to Montana after he developed all the property he could develop in Maryland and made his millions, went to high school, started college in Maryland, stopped, made money in Maryland because Marylanders are not very good at buying and selling things. And so Matt was able to make some money off of the marks in Maryland. And then Marilyn Matt Rosendale moved to Montana and got elected to the House before anyone realized he was a carpetbagger. He's not going to be the senator. And Dan Bishop, you've never heard of Dan Bishop. And this is the last time you're ever going to hear of Dan Bishop. Those four guys are going to bring the government to a halt because they want to run for statewide office. Just so you understand. It's not principle. They've got no principles. They're running for statewide office and they need some attention and small-dollar donors. So I don't know what Speaker McCarthy is going to do. Saint Kevin is going to have to come up with something. But the Senate passed a bipartisan continuing resolution or they agreed on it. They have not passed it. When we come back, an El Nino story, which I love, I love El Nino stories, I've got one of those. And then the Wall Street Journal has my favorite story of the day, the right amount of cash to keep at home for emergencies. Hint, not $480,000.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-13-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. As a knee -jerk reaction when oil prices go down, they all get sold off at the same time. Energy, by the way, the best performers over the past three months. Yeah, we'll see how things shake out, and I think to Simone's point, this is kind of a market, at least right now, kind of left to its own devices, at least until next Wednesday and maybe even beyond that, so we get to the next earnings season. As for the price action today, a mixed bag with the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking like it's going to close out the day lower by about two -tenths of a percent, roughly down about 70 points. Meanwhile, the S &P 500 moving in the opposite direction, but only modestly, higher by about five points or about a tenth of a percent. The NASDAQ composite higher on the day by about three -tenths of a percent, and the Russell 2000, that's your relative underperformer of the day. It's going to close lower by about eight -tenths of a percent. Now, despite the fact that the S &P 500 did close higher by more than one -tenth of one percent, Scarlett, you actually saw fewer stocks in there advance than decline, speaks to the, of course, market cap of the mega cap tech companies that, if they're not Apple, tended to move higher today, 202 stocks in the S &P 500 moving higher, 298 today moving lower. All right, let's take a look at how the S &P 500 ended the day among its 24 industry groups. Retailers are in the lead there, up one and a half percent. That's really Amazon lifting the group as a whole. Autos and components, GM, Ford, and Tesla rising, and utilities, still that defensive bent. We saw that yesterday as well. On the downside, tech hardware, that's HP and Apple dragging that group lower. Capital goods index is really 3M in Ingersoll Rand, and then you have real estate investment trust lower by eight -tenths of one percent. All right, I got some gainers for you on the day today. JB Hunt Transportation Services, Inc. moving higher today by more than four percent.
Fresh "Rand" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Government shutdown really does hurt Virginia. I'm Nick Einelly. This major commuter route could soon get some safety changes. I'm Neil Ockenstein. It's 11 o 'clock. This is CBS News On The Hour presented by Indeed .com. I'm Steve Cathan, an American soldier last seen entering North Korea has now been expelled by the country. CBS is Cami McCormick. Private Travis King bolted across the border in July when he was supposed to be flying back to the US from South Korea to face disciplinary charges. He was said to have wanted refuge in North Korea because of maltreatment and racial discrimination in the US Army. He has now been taken into custody in China. He said to be in good health and good spirits. Court appearance in New York today for Senator Bob Menendez was indicted who last week on bribery charges. The New Jersey Democrat vows he'll be exonerated. Legal analyst Jessica Levinson. Prosecutors are going to have to show that corrupt intent. They're going to have to show that Senator Menendez was essentially abusing his position. That even if he didn't say the give words, me that cash and I will do this thing, that that is what happened. Former President Trump won't be there when seven Republican presidential candidates debate tonight at California's Reagan Presidential Library. CBS's Ed O 'Keefe says Nikki Haley who got high marks after first the debate could be targeted by others on stage. There are signs that she's got broader appeal perhaps on the Republican Party. That may allow some of those that want to do well in Iowa to go after and suggest conservative she's not enough perhaps on that issue of abortion. The focus is on Republicans in the House of Representatives as a possible government shutdown could be just days away. CBS's Nancy Cordes has more on what's happening in the Senate. vote The we saw in the Senate last night does qualify as something of a breakthrough. It's a deal that has big bipartisan support. It would keep the government open through mid -November. It includes funding for Ukraine and wildfire and flooding disaster relief. But, and this is a big but, conservatives in the Senate, notably Rand Paul of Kentucky, threatening are to slow down its passage when there is little time to spare before a shutdown this weekend. Those striking Hollywood writers are getting back to work today after union leadership approved a new deal with studios. Actors and auto workers strikes continue. And in Las Vegas, a possible strike is looming. Tens of thousands of hospitality workers have said yes to authorize Coming together to show these companies that we cannot and should not be left behind because we're the ones that are making your money. If it comes to a walkout, more than three dozen hotels and casinos could be affected. Checking Wall Street. Right now the Dow is down 76 points. The S &P 500 down to NASDAQ is down
A highlight from Why Bitcoin Is Gearing Up For Its Biggest Ever Bull Run (Pay Attention)
"The next Bitcoin bull run could be bigger than any other, due to these 10 crypto catalysts, which are currently shaking up the crypto market. And in today's video, I wanna go through each one of these catalysts and explain to you why crypto is uniquely positioned for massive growth in the near future. So look, clearly the market right now is boring. A lot of market participants are feeling apathetic due to the market. This is in part due to the fact that volume is super low. So there's just simply not that much to trade in the way of Bitcoin, Ethereum or majors. And also that the volatility of the market is down. And when volatility is down, there's obviously less opportunities for trading. But on the investing standpoint, things couldn't be any more different because periods of low volatility and quiet market movement are actually an accumulator's dream because we all know what happens in terms of volatility. Extended periods of contraction tend to lead to explosive periods of expansion and I think we can assert that the more that Bitcoin trades in this sideways, boring range, the more that price action remains boring, the bigger the eventual move is going to be. And although yes, this can be to the downside, long -term volatility compression combined with strong macro catalysts and the upcoming catalysts that we have like the Bitcoin halving could very well lead to upwards expansion. And that's what we're gonna talk about in today's video, the reasons for that expansion and go back to the fundamentals because it's so easy to get swept up with the price of Bitcoin. Oh, you know, Grayscale had an amazing announcement but Bitcoin didn't react. You know, that must mean it's not bullish for Bitcoin. Wrong. Stop associating progress with price because you'll become a much better investor and you'll also be able to actually take advantage of the opportunities that are being presented via the fundamental shifts in Bitcoin's underlying strengths. So let's get straight into it. Just quickly, rapid fire. I'm gonna give away $200 to five people for the SmartX giveaway. So I'm gonna pick five people now randomly and make their names bold. If I choose to make your name bold, you have just won $200. There you go. There you go. I'm gonna look away to make it fair. Four and five. There we go. Number 12, number 14, 17, 23, 30. If your wallet address is highlighted in bold, you are one of the five lucky winners that won $200 thanks to the SmartX giveaway. If you aren't entered into the giveaway, we're gonna run this $200 airdrop for another week. So get involved for next week. All you've got to do is deposit a minimum of $50 worth of liquidity into any of the pools across Arbitrum, Polygon, BNB, or Base. You can also earn some pretty high APRs. Choose which asset you would like to deposit to earn passive income. And also if you enter your wallet address into the link in the description, qualify for the 200 airdrop giveaway. Congratulations if your wallet is there. Let me know in the comments. And obviously we will send you the money over the next 48 hours straight to your wallets. $200 coming your way. Let's get on with the rest of the video. So let's go through these catalysts. Let's go rapid fire. Let's talk about them, talk about the ramifications. And then at the end, I have a take for what all of this means. The first thing that happened recently was Grayscale winning their lawsuit against the SEC. I think this was a very monumental occasion for crypto and not just because we had a company beating the SEC, but because the courts finally acknowledged that the SEC's actions were overzealous. They actually worded the SEC's pursuit of Grayscale as arbitrary and capricious. And I mean, what a strong word, what a strong stance for the court to come out and call the SEC capricious. They essentially debunked the main argument of the SEC's case against Grayscale, which was that Bitcoin due to market manipulation is not an asset conducive to a spot ETF listing. But the courts essentially debunked that entire argument, which was the premise of the SEC's entire case against not only Grayscale, but against other ETF applicants as well. So the precedent it set clearly means the Bitcoin spot ETF has a much higher percentage of getting approved. And I mean straight after this Grayscale victory versus the SEC was announced to the public, we saw the probability of a Bitcoin spot ETF according to Bloomberg analysts increase by 15 % from 60 % to 75%. So it did have a tangible effect on the market. And yes, price did get faded because we're in kind of bearish market conditions, boring market conditions, but it can't be understated enough how bullish this actually is for crypto long -term and how it definitely lends into the favor of the upcoming 10 Bitcoin spot ETFs, which are currently pending approval. We know that the arc deadline is in January and then we know that BlackRock and some of these other big filings, for example, WisdomTree, VanEck and Bitwise are towards the month of March. But in my opinion, if we get one approval, that sets the example that all the others should technically get approved because I doubt the SEC will want to just approve one and then not approve the others. It kind of looks like they're picking favorites, especially if they pick BlackRock over the others. So I think once one is approved, it'll open the flood gates to all the others. And that could happen not just as soon as January, which is the first final deadline, but potentially as soon as the second or the third deadline. Because what you have to realize is, especially in the context of the recent grayscale loss from the SEC's perspective, they're under a lot of pressure at the moment. They're getting clowned in the courts. They're basically losing every case. They lost to XRP. They're having to settle with a lot of other like NFT projects and small projects. Basically, their endeavors aren't working in the court of law because the court system is doing what it's supposed to do, remain objective. And the SEC is doing what it's not supposed to do. And that's being unobjective. And for that reason, they're kind of being backed into a corner right now. And I think the only outcome for this is they're gonna have to buckle and approve a Bitcoin spot ETF. And that's why the probability from analysts is so high now, pushing into the 80 to 90 % range from recent estimates. So we could even see a Bitcoin spot ETF as soon as let's say November or December this year on the best terms, on the worst terms, maybe it's January, February, but we do know it's gonna be within the next four to six months. So if you are bullish on a Bitcoin spot ETF and you believe that it's gonna happen, then you don't need to play like the whole news game. All you need to do is simply accumulate in the lead up to that event. If your strategy is to accumulate Bitcoin long -term and if you believe that the spot Bitcoin ETF is gonna be bullish for the inflows to the market. And look, I do believe that the Bitcoin spot ETF is going to be a substantial cause of new inflows into the market. It's gonna be the first time that institutions are gonna be able to buy Bitcoin and buy it through the proxy of the equities market. The elderly people and retail investors that maybe aren't so well -versed in the crypto exchange sphere, they're also gonna be able to easily buy Bitcoin through the spot ETF. So I think it can't be understated how much of a bullish catalyst this is for crypto, how much of it is priced into the market, that's anyone's guess, but I do think long -term the structural net inflows into the market will be a massive plus for Bitcoin and a massive plus for cryptocurrency, especially if we see like Ethereum filings, for example. And for that reason, I'm extremely bullish on a spot ETF. It's really now just a timeline game. And I think that's the reason why the price hasn't moved because the market doesn't quite know when it's gonna happen. And when the market doesn't know when you see all these games and you see the chop continue into that official announcement. But that can create opportunities, especially on major dips if you believe in that final event. The other thing we saw, because the SEC isn't really being too crypto -friendly, is a lot of other companies throughout 2023 so far, a lot of other countries, sorry, start to accept crypto and start to be more open towards crypto. I think the one that probably stands out the most is Hong Kong, purely just due to China's stance, the Chinese mainland stance towards crypto being so negative in recent times. It was great to see another major Asian nation, especially the one that's so close to China from a political perspective to align with crypto and start accepting it. I think it was a monumental step for the crypto industry as a whole. And not only have we seen positive developments from like Abu Dhabi, UAE, Singapore, Japan, we've also seen great developments from Hong Kong where they officially opened their first crypto trading exchange, where they offered a variety of trading pairs. And I think that's only going to expand in the future. And this does put more pressure on the US because if the US is going to scrutinize crypto and shut down the industry, these players are simply just going to shift offshore to companies that are more accommodating. And I think that's the great part about crypto. It's international, it's borderless. That's the number one benefit of the crypto industry. It enables borderless transactions. It enables the entire world to be linked through a financial ecosystem. And that ecosystem isn't just the USA. So a lot of the time, we get very, very focused on the US and look for good reason because it's such a large percentage of the market. But we have to remember that this is bigger than the USA. This is a worldwide network that can penetrate every border, that can penetrate every country, irrespective of the US trying to claim jurisdiction over crypto. So this is also a positive development, the Hong Kong news. Now, off the back of the Bitcoin spot ETF, we also saw the ETH ETF filings start to happen. We know that ETH futures ETFs have been applied for over the last four to six months, but now we are starting to see concrete spot ETF filings from the likes of ARK Invest and 21 shares alongside Van Eck. So we are seeing the participants starting to pile up for each spot ETF filings. And I only expect over the next few weeks and over the next few months, more institutions start to pile in and file for applications of their own. And this is also extremely bullish for ETH as an asset because if the SEC sets the precedent of Bitcoin being a commodity and Bitcoin being worthy of a spot ETF, who's to say that Ethereum, which has been labeled by a commodity by the CFTC also isn't worthy for a spot ETF. And then that also would pave the way for a bunch of other cryptos to get ETFs as well. So this was a huge development for Ethereum. And once again, price didn't react to the best because of the reasons that I discussed before, the market's boring, the market's probably bearish leaning and it doesn't really wanna react to good news. And there's a few decent reasons for that, but long -term structurally once again, a spot ETF would have huge positive ramifications for the market. And I do believe that we could see more institutions, big institutions start to pile in as well. Remember what happened with the Bitcoin spot ETF. We first saw ARK apply, we first saw the smaller institutions apply and then BlackRock took that momentum and filed for a spot ETF of their own. Could we see a similar thing on ETH? Well, we see ARK, we see 21 shares, we see VanEck apply, we see the smaller institutions apply and then BlackRock comes along a little bit later and they apply as well. I mean, I don't necessarily subscribe to the theory that, oh, just cause ARK filed, it means that BlackRock's gonna file tomorrow. No, I think BlackRock may choose to wait here for a Bitcoin spot ETF approval and it may choose to wait for other institutions to come in and kind of get an SEC green light before it applies. Cause once again, it doesn't wanna ruin its exemplary record when it comes to ETF approvals. But I think the likelihood that BlackRock jumps into ETH eventually is now certainly much higher that it's starting to gain momentum as a trend. So it's something to look out for in the market and obviously it's great for ETH long -term. But yeah, the price once again, didn't react, just like the gray scale announcement got almost instantly faded. We saw the ETH spot ETF result in a huge price pump for Ethereum and then this rally also got faded. The market is the expert of fading pumps at the moment. But the whole point of this video is to teach you to actually detract the price movement from the long -term fundamental catalyst that we see in the market develop over the course of a bear market. In a bull market, good news causes massive price pumps. In a bear market, good news causes, well, price to go sideways or price to even drop. That is a sign of typical bear market conditions. That is a sign of typical market weakness. And even in the early stages of a bull run, if you do wanna say, look, we're heading into the Bitcoin halving, this is an early stage of a new bull run. It's not unusual to see massive, you know, 30, 20, 30, 40 % drawdowns during the early stages and also market shakiness in terms of its reaction to news. So this isn't like a bearish shine. It's not totally indicative of what's happening next just because, you know, it isn't reacting as well as we would like to these announcements. It just shows that in the short term, the market isn't ready yet to get super bullish. So definitely long -term, we are really setting up here with some amazing catalysts and I'm gonna talk about in a minute or two, probably the biggest change that I've seen over the last few days actually that could really affect prices. But we have to remember that every single positive bit of news we get now, every single positive development or announcement we get now is building behind the scenes for what could be an even bigger bull run next time around. And I'm not saying bigger bull run in terms of necessarily percentage growth because we know Bitcoin has diminishing returns, but in terms of sheer dollars in flowing into the cryptocurrency market, I think it's hard to deny at some point that we do see that. And technically that would make it the biggest bull run ever. So that's an amazing thing. So before I get into what could be the biggest change over the last three days, but not many people I've seen talk about it, I just wanna give you a reminder that if you are interested in investing more in this industry and not just in coins, but in unicorns and actual startups and proper companies in this space because you believe in this space and you wanna invest in the picks and shovels behind the space, we have partnered with a company called Link2, which is giving you access to investments that you wouldn't normally be able to access. So typically you would need to spend like over $100 ,000, sometimes $500 ,000 to be qualified as a wholesale investor to access crypto startups and AI startups and tech startups. Now, what you can do is actually invest in them at retail levels. So let's say $5 ,000 minimum investment instead of 100 ,000 and get the same exposure to the big companies that retail is usually priced out of. So just going through their portfolio here, we can see they have a wide array of crypto businesses like Circle, Ripple, Uphold, Itrust, Polisign, Chain Analysis, Copper, Ledger, companies that don't have tokens. But if you believe in the underlying businesses, you can get exposure to them. And if you actually go onto their website and go into link2 .com slash products, you can see all of the products that they've added to their ecosystem. So it's not just crypto products, there's AI products, there's automatic drone products, cybersecurity products, digital assets, fintech, a whole bunch of different sectors that you can explore and invest in if you choose to do so. So if you wanna get involved, there's a link in the description. Once again, I'm not chilling anything, like this is really just a platform that you can just check out, have a look at, see if you like any of the companies. And if you do like some of the companies, you can create an account on the mobile app, as you can see in front of you. And you can start investing today into tech companies and get access to the same investments that the big wholesale traders have been for decades, but retail previously didn't have access to. So I think it's awesome. They're also SEC compliant, so it's not some scam. It's a proper registered fund, you need a KYC. It's a fully regulated operation for, yeah, people that wanna invest more into the industry or into the tech world as a whole. If you're an active investor into tech, I know I personally started my investing journey, not actually through crypto, but through like Apple stock and tech stocks. That's how I originally built up some capital to invest in crypto because yeah, I was more trading equities in the early days. So I'm always a preacher of diversifying your portfolio. I've actually said publicly on Twitter that I own more equities than I do crypto. Can you even believe that? And that's just because I've had years to actually compound these gains. And then eventually it gets to a point where your money's kind of being made for you just by investing in equities and continuing to DCA. And I might do a video on that in the future, but link in the description to the link too. If you do wanna check out some of their investment options, once again, not financial advice in regards to any specific products, you do your own research before you invest in anything of course. But I think it's great that we can give you guys the option to get access to these deals that not everyone can typically get access to. So let's get on with the rest of the video. I said I was gonna talk about a catalyst, which I thought was really, really crucial for crypto. And it's actually this, which Rand did talk about on his show, but I've seen most other channels are completely ignored. And this was the news that they are going to be implementing in fair 2025 value accounting rules for Bitcoin. So let me read through what this means. Under the current practice right now, which doesn't provide clear guidelines on how firms should disclose their crypto holdings, firms treat their crypto as indefinite lived intangible assets, which includes trademarks, copyrights, and other items that are rarely traded. As a result, companies record their crypto at the historical price they paid and review their holdings every quarter for impairments. Holdings are considered impaired even if the price of a crypto falls temporarily during this period. And values can't be upwardly revised if the price recovers. They have to take the lowest price for that time period. Now this has huge ramifications because it can misrepresent their balance sheets in a negative way and under represent the total value of their crypto assets. And this makes it pretty hard for like a big company. Like, you know, think about these big institutions, like the big funds and like your apples, et cetera, to actually hold Bitcoin because they're constantly dealing with potential negative ramifications in terms of how they're going to have to report this, especially for companies with, you know, duty of care to their stakeholders because they are publicly traded. They don't want any sort of, you know, negative reflection back on their books because they invested in crypto and they couldn't report it properly. So there's a big change coming in, which is going to allow fair value accounting for Bitcoin, ETH, and other crypto assets, which essentially will enable you to record gains and losses immediately and classify crypto assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum as true financial assets and not as intangible assets like they previously were, like trademarks, copyrights, et cetera. This is going to take effect in 2025. And I think as a result, many new companies are going to be able to add Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies to their balance sheets and not be scared about the misalignment of the previous reporting practices and actually be able to take advantage of the tax benefits for drawdowns and also the reporting benefits when crypto recovers and is performing super well. So I think it actually is very impactful on the market long -term because it's going to enable companies that previously didn't want to invest in crypto to invest in crypto. And you line that up alongside like a Bitcoin spot ETF. And overall, these are really good conditions for like the institutional adoption of crypto. And yes, the prices are moving, I know, but we're just building slowly. We're slowly implementing these rules. We're slowly implementing legislation and it's building really slowly. And yes, we have drawbacks. So we might take, you know, four steps ahead and then two steps back when Gary Gensler does something or sues someone and then three steps ahead and then another two steps back, you know, when there's another kind of regulatory upheaval. But along the way, we get these major wins, which makes crypto more easily adopted to the masses. And at the end of the day, that is the whole vision of cryptocurrency. And that vision is being realized, not just for Bitcoin, but for old coins like Solana, for example, which we saw Visa actually starting to accept USDC payments on the Solana network, which is huge that, you know, they not only chose to use the Solana blockchain, but more importantly, they showed their support for USDC. They're actually backing a stable coin and showing that they believe in stable coins in the ecosystem of cross border payments. I think that's massive for the cryptocurrency industry. And it's also good for Solana. Once again, Solana price didn't move, but it's the same story as this whole video. Another big catalyst we got, and this video is just stacked with good news. It's a happy day. It's OPM day. Smash the like button if you like the optimism, but I think it's genuinely caused to be optimistic some of the developments we had this week. We saw MetaMask announce their recent feature, which is the sell feature. Now, when I first saw this, I made a joke on Twitter, like, oh, you know, we're in a bear market. Now it's easier for people to sell their assets, but having people be more easily able to sell their assets is actually amazing because it's going to incentivize them to on -ramp money when they know that they can off -ramp money. Think about it like this. Remember the Ethereum Shanghai upgrade? Remember how the staking ratio of ETH was like really stagnant and people didn't want to stake? And look at the staking ratio increase that happened post -Shanghai. Why did that happen? Well, it's because people could redeem their Ethereum on the beacon chain. So if they previously deposited, they could then actually get their Ethereum back and they didn't have it locked in the ecosystem. That is an example of people's willingness to deposit when they know that they can withdraw. It's the exact same as MetaMask, where people may be more willing to deposit into crypto if they know they can easily off -ramp because off -ramping is a huge problem right now. Like I've had problems with this in the past. Some of my friends have had problems with this in the past. People in the industry have problems with this all the time. Like, you know, banks being tricky, exchanges being tricky, selling is just sometimes not easy in crypto to get fiat currency. Well, MetaMask is now essentially going to enable you to click sell on your wallet, convert straight to fiat and off -ramp straight to your bank account. That is huge in my opinion. And it also definitely leads the way for people to feel more comfortable transacting into cryptocurrency and not just out of cryptocurrency because they know there's a way out. They know they're not trapped in the ecosystem. So look, I know there was kind of a lot of memes around this and I even joked around it, but you know, actually thinking about this, it is quite bullish I think for the long -term adoption prospects of crypto. Now it's only being piloted at the moment. It's only available in a few jurisdictions, but I expect as this rolls out and as this kind of thing becomes more commonplace amongst crypto wallets and crypto dapps, this is a great precedent for the industry as a whole and undeniably a net positive. So that is kind of my video on the crypto catalyst, specifically 10. We actually did talk about 10, but I just kind of sporadically went through them. 10 catalysts that I think are holding Bitcoin and holding the crypto market in good stead for huge adoption in the future. And look, I know price action is kind of boring right now and I know it's easy to get despondent, but the point I made this video is don't forget where we're headed. Don't let the destination evade you just because the path has become more difficult. Always look at the final destination and then you'll actually be able to get some sleep at night because you're not gonna worry about the chop. We know the market will chop in between, but we know where it's going in the future and that's all we need in order to be successful investors over the long -term. All we need to do is have a long -term approach to crypto. Sure, we have a fun trading in the short -term. Sure, we ape into altcoins and do crazy decentralized shit in the short -term, but long -term, we're actually just prepping our portfolios for what we believe in as a disruptive industry that is really on the precipice of gaining mass adoption. And certainly these catalysts lend pretty well towards that. Talking about mass adoption, we just partnered with a new company on the show, which is offering something that I think is gonna be extremely important for mass adoption and that is storage and actually secure storage for the future of crypto. So Serenity Shield have built an amazing product that is essentially a privacy -preserving application that enables you to store, transfer, and recover confidential data. So you know how LastPass is on centralized servers and you put your passwords in and you put important information in, but you know it's on centralized servers and you know it's not living on the blockchain so you know it's not immutable. Well, they're essentially gonna solve that problem because they're building a permissionless protocol built using smart contracts that allows you to store confidential data, recover confidential data, and has a privacy -preserving element to make sure that you're the only one that sees that data and that data is properly encrypted. Now there's a very cool feature that Strongbox actually has and it's this transfer feature which maybe you don't want to think about, but it's something you should think about and that's inheritance, right? So if something unfortunately happens to you and you've got all this Bitcoin, what happens to that Bitcoin? I mean, there's been many cases of Bitcoin just being completely lost if something happens to someone or even if you're fined and you just misplaced your Bitcoin, there's no direct way for your loved ones, your friends, your family to access those assets. Serenity Shield has essentially come up with the solution to this problem by having a dedicated transfer inheritance built in function from Serenity Shield which enables you to have the peace of mind that your data is going to be safe. It allows you to store your data forever and that's a really important aspect of mass adoption in crypto for the future. It's actually where are people going to store their Bitcoin, their Ethereum? Where are people going to store these assets and keep them safe? And for people that maybe have like family trust, where are they going to store it so they know that it's accessible for family members? Well, this could potentially be the solution. Now their product isn't live yet. They just finished their test net. They're going into main net soon, but in the meantime, they do have a presale. So if you're interested in this kind of concept and you're interested in getting involved, I'll leave a link in the description for the presale where you can get your hands on and I'm not shilling the token. I'm not like necessarily endorsing that you buy the token, do your own research, work out whether it's something you like. I just thought I would let you know and keep you updated that they do have a presale round three for the next two weeks that you can get involved in. If you're interested in this kind of thing and you can see the token price, the vesting terms, the cliff, all that stuff in front of you, but it is going to be the utility token of the ecosystem as well and the subsequent projects that they launch in the ecosystem. But they're building a really cool product and if you want to check it out, there's a link in the description because yeah, I think it's going to be a pretty cool product that I'm going to show you guys on the show and I believe in it as an important piece of infrastructure for the future of crypto ownership and data storage. So thank you to Serenity Shield for sponsoring the show, of course. And if you enjoyed this video, smash the like button, let me know in the comments what your favorite catalyst is from the list of 10 that I read out. It may have been nine, it may have been 11, but hopefully it was 10 and I'll see you in the next video, which is going to be tomorrow. Have a lovely day. Peace out everyone.
A highlight from He's Fired!! (We Had No Choice)
"So, Ryan said that if we were one second late for the morning call, then you're kicked out of the research group and you basically can't ever come back. There's no redemption. Wait, am I allowed to swear? Yeah, I'm allowed to swear. This place is full of shit, bro. You ask and if you ask, there's no way back into the call. There's just no way back. It's finished. So if you get kicked out on the morning call, you're not coming back. So I don't care who you are. I don't care whether you're the host or not a host, we're now making this call live at quarter past. We expect everybody on at quarter past. If you're not on by 20 past, you're out and if you're out, you ain't coming back in. We need to show up on time. We need to show up prepared and the one thing I'm not going to tolerate is people arriving at the morning call as passengers. People arriving at the morning call with no alpha and no value add, just thinking that they'll sit there and comment. I don't accept that shit. If you're not here at quarter past nine, you have five minutes to get on and get the legs. If not, you're out and if you're out, you ain't coming back. We are all there at a certain time every single day and we expect that everyone arrive on time and prepared. So, I mean, I made a rule now because people kept coming late, certain people, I'm not going to mention names. So the morning call is the whole team jumping on in the morning and preparing what's the top news, what's the top coins and I think a lot of people work here just to be on that morning call and this is because of me. I couldn't find the link, I was seven minutes late and now I am in shit. That's it. If you're not there five minutes after the call starts, you're out and once you're out, there's no way back into the call. Don't tell him, but I was 14 minutes late today. I don't think he noticed, so we'll see. Thank you if you are. Thank you if you're Kyle, Sheldon, Rand, Miles, I don't give a shit if you are. Anyway, let's carry on. In the military, there are people getting on. You see a few NBA players, you see a few pretty big gamers. It's too hard to use. I mean, if I lost like $20 worth of ease trying to do it, believe me, people have lost a lot more. Yeah, there's problems. We have major technical issues, as usual. I don't know what to do. I'm serious. Do I just go live like this? I'm luminescent. What else am I supposed to do? This is fun. It's important. We've got to do it. I don't know what to do. This thing is like we already meant to have started two minutes ago. And now Alistair's frothing here with excitement that there's problems. Look at him, salivating like a bloody Kardashian cameraman. Hi, Rand. We're having trouble with the green screen, getting it set. We're doing that thing where it's either the host or the green screen. Can I be adjusted your colour, your green for the preview? Yes. Preview. Wait, there we're back. We clicked preview. It worked. Now, on the black magic card, press the find button. On this thing? Yeah. That one? Yes, press that button. Okay, I'm there. It worked. Well done. You're a genius. This is why you own this company. He's not impressed. He's having his breakfast and matcha and we're late. What can we do? Guys, let's just quickly close off over here. Remember, we do have the morning call as well, which is right now. That is on the Banta Bubbles chart, the newsroom. You can go there. Sign in right now. The call has just begun. It's capped to, I think it's 500. So make sure that you jump in. I see someone says that Karl's going to be late. Yes, I'm going to be late. I'm still on the show. I'm paranoid if I'm late. I'm out. That's where you can hear Rand shouting at people. So if you find that a good time, then make sure you join. There is also a lot of alpha in the group. I've got a problem with it. The problem is that you're not accountable in any element. The language is done. I don't get my translations. The influencer campaign is two weeks old. I can't get involved in it. I just need results. Just need results. I can't get involved in the process. Can't get involved in managing the resources. That's what you need to be doing. So I've given you four things. Now you need to focus on those four things. One, the tech must work. No bullshit, no downtime. Make sure the tech works. You've had millions to know on this tech. No bullshit, no downtime. The ability to patch guests in seamlessly during the show is important. Can't carry on in the middle of the show, interrupting the show, not being able to share screens, audio is not coming through. That needs to be fixed like now. Your responsibilities are very simple. The tech in this office must always work. Must be seamless. I called me in, gave me more work and less time and layered through the deliverables and just basically said that none of the tech should ever give a problem ever again. And it's quite hard to agree to something like that because that's not how tech works. I don't need to know the process. I don't need to know the issues. Everyone else here gets their job done. They manage the resources to get the job done. I'm expecting the same from you. Okay? If I risk doing it and I mess it up, it's a big thing. So I need to get someone who's got the knowledge and has the experience to do it. It's a nice statement, but it's not possible. In some situations it's not. All I do is kid -shadow them and how hard I push on both sides. Is that just the reality of life? It's the reality of life. I don't hear it from anybody else. I don't hear it from you. I don't take it personally. I find as a teacher it's fascinating to learn, but if you're looking for compliments and you feel uplifted in your life, go somewhere else. 100%. And when we're doing this, is our life a reality show? Yes. Seriously, I'm going to be on a weekly reality show. Give them cocktails. You're going to do good stuff. You're going to get compliments, bro. No. Once a year. Give them cocktails. Life will get bad on you. James has had a very tough day. Nothing that a good cappuccino and what we call in South Africa, I've been here for a long time. I've been driving shows. I've been doing pretty much whatever. My job has evolved into pretty much everything here. I'm bored of driving shows. I've finally been off shows. I'm doing projects now. Projects for Cryptobancer. So influencer marketing, translating the languages, moving our broadcasting system over, then not only that, I've been keeping up with all of my stuff, following up on everything every day, but I've also been getting knocked out every day. Also getting a little bit of shit every day. But I also know from being here a long time, sitting here and arguing and making excuses doesn't help either of us. Long -term portfolio. Long -term portfolio. Yeah, it's more higher time frame for your stuff. Yeah, fair, fair. So long -term stuff, bro. So I'm going to help them build the ultimate portfolio. You know how I do that soldier sort of mechanism of understanding the different levels that your altcoins should be inserted into your long -term portfolio. So it's higher time frame portfolio plus strategies and you're preparing them mentally for the bull market and how they're going to act on it and what they're going to do when it comes, et cetera. Okay. Thank you. How long are you going to be? Not more than an hour. No more than an hour. It never stops, no? Working on the run is like, it is really, really, really hard. Some people can... If you don't do something right, you don't stay in your lane, you're going to get hit on hard. A lot of people can't take that. A lot of people will leave. I've seen many people come in and out of these doors that can't hold the pressure. He is a top businessman. He is a man that's savage in his industry and you've got to give him respect. There's a very small percentage of the planet that's got a nice vibe he has. JAMES' TROUBLE James, are you in trouble again? When am I not in trouble? James is always in trouble. Always. James is trouble. We had the disco moment, remember? Last week when Ranz Lightz went on and off five times. It happened again this morning for Kyle's show. But yeah. He didn't shit again. James is going to get fired. Look, I know it's tough here. This is a high performance environment. But if we're going to achieve our objectives, we can only have a high performance environment. But it's my responsibility to make sure that we are executing according to our vision. And our vision is to build a billion dollar business in less than three years. And to me, as I say, culture is the most important thing in a business. It's what separates good businesses from bad businesses. And I won't let the culture of this place decline. It's just not something that I'll do. I won't compromise on culture ever. It took me 17 years to build a $150 million business. I've done it before. This time it's actually about changing people's lives. And if you look at every single person that I work with here, they'll tell you their lives have changed. I don't think anybody's going to complain in three years when they're sitting on their yachts sipping on margaritas. They won't complain anymore. It's a single swim. That's all. So, Rand always striving for success. I think that's very, very good. That's the perfect leader that we need. Yeah, he's an incredible human, incredible business person. And his work ethic is unparalleled. So, I look up to that. I see him as a mentor. Because, I mean, I thought I worked hard. He has four kids and he still works harder than me, which is just mind -blowing. It's insane. So, yeah. What are you talking about? Yeah, so, obviously, Do's been under me and, like, within the business. He's been running the live training sessions. He was very, very afraid of being behind camera in the beginning. But I just had this feeling that he had to get his ass behind cameras. And I think he's more than just doing my charts on Discord. I think he should have a show. I think he will annihilate in the pool. Like, he's really good. But I feel a lot of our hosts are going to struggle in the pool. I think they do well in this market. I don't think they're going to do well. And I think we've got a channel that we're wasting. The fact that we don't have daily shows there. I think we're going to rebrand the channel, the other channel. I think I'm actually leaning towards Banter Plus. Because I think Banter Plus just says everything it needs to say. It's like, it's the better channel, it's plus, it's additional. Plus, it's the better channel. Yeah. If it says Banter Plus, if you're making a step -style channel, people aren't going to watch it. People don't watch the second league. People don't watch Formula 2. People don't watch. People want to watch the best. I promise you, bro. I'm going to move my show. I'm going to move my show to another channel. Soon. Rebrand and move. It's too much of a move. I'll do it when there's movement in the market and there's a full cycle. I'm going to jump. So you want two main channels? Sure. Why? What do I gain if I don't do it? I've got a channel. I've got two amazing channels instead of one. We'll rebrand a channel. Then you can try another show there. But you know, if you get onto the show, you sign a contract, because we don't want to build stars here that don't compete with us. Wait, you know. You know where my loyalty is. I know where your loyalty is. You know what they say. When you marry your wife, you're marrying your best friend. When you're getting divorced, you're getting divorced from the wicked witch of Eastbeck, bro. You can't even talk to her when you're getting divorced. That's what you've got to plan for. You know what I mean? We do have one. We do have one quick problem, and I need the banter fans' help with it, okay? Especially this sniper army. Run is considering his maybe, because we have a second channel coming up. Maybe Dylan should have his own show. So what I want you to do, I want you to go to Run's show today, and I want you to spam the shit out of the comments and say, Dylan must get a show. Dylan must get a show. Dylan must get a show. I love these altcoins. I just love these labels. I love these foods. I mean, I'm doing this stuff every day, and I'm so happy to share it with you every day. We're going to basically park there to pay, so you're going to have two powerhouses driving to one run. Yeah, that's the difference here, because a lot of people aren't there. What you do in the background is your deal. You guys are going so much at the end of it. You're not going to come... I just want to make sure that he has a show and that you... For as long as your show is growing and you have a lot of community... You think I'm good enough to have a show. I don't want to come here and sell one. more So, exactly, this is my point. I was always a reluctant presenter. So Ryan pulled me into the office. We were talking about the show and everything and the possibility of me getting one. It's not something I was always pushing and chasing myself, so it was quite strange to me when he told me I'm potentially not good enough. So, I mean, there is a difference between show business, obviously, and the content work that I do. I know my content is 10 out of 10. I'm not the most exciting or charismatic presenter, but I think I can get better. And I think I can prove him wrong. Yeah, so people want to know if I'm good enough or not. You just need to come look at my charts, really. I mean, look at this tweet. When everyone is getting all depressed, I said to them, Pump town coming for render even though there's a death cost, okay? Look at this. Bang. Perfect. Absolute perfection. Into the trend. TP time. We're out of this trade. Look at this one. Oil. Everyone was so bullish on oil. We got the short lie. We traded this oil completely live on the channel. Look at Rune. Called a short on the live into a banging resistance zone. I mean, there it is right there. Look at this camp. Looking so sad. Rune's coming down right to this zone here. At least 1 .4. Maybe even down there. So, it's all happening in here all the time. Just come look at my charts. They're here in the Discord as well. Look at this. Look at this DYDX. We said it's breaking through resistance. It was a big resistance zone. Looking for support to develop. Look at that. Bang. Now we're going to short this thing. So, you decide. Is my work good enough? I don't know. We'll find out. I like Dylan. Dylan I've known for a long time. In fact, Dylan's wife and my wife are actually very good friends. That's how we met. And when we moved into Banta, I brought him along for the ride. Because I just knew we'd find a spot for him. Now, the ball is in his court. We're giving him the screen. We're giving him the platform. And now he has to perform. And it's kind of cute to see how stressed he gets. Because Dylan's skin -haired beard. And now he's shitting himself in front of the camera. So, it's actually quite fun to watch it happen. We'll obviously support him. I want him to succeed. When you get to 50 shots, that's a lot better if you didn't have to have a phone. You want to embarrass him? Let me show you how embarrassing my first shoot was, bro. This is the first time I ever did fucking live. Live fucking TV, bro. I do really love you. Good luck. Good luck to 50 years. Welcome to Crypto Trader at the World's Best. How bad is this? How bad is this? This is basically true. I am Crypto Man Ryan. And I'll be your host. How bad is this? I'll be your host. You're a mess. I want you. I want you. I want you. I don't want you. I'm so bad. Just for everyone, I know how tough it is making content at this time when shit's happening. And when it's getting more and more and more boring. I'm starting to get my momentum back, which is why I think I'm going to cancel my career trip because I just can't afford a disruption in momentum. I think we need to use this time to build because you're like two green candles on Bitcoin and you know what happens, everyone's going to rush back. When that happens, a lot of changes are going to happen in this business. So the first bit of content we're going to do is Dylan's going to have a show. We're going to finalize all the agreements here, but Dylan will have his show.
A highlight from Stephen Young & Storm: NFTFi P2P NFT Lending Protocol: From PFPs & Art to RWA
"This is Epicenter Episode 508 with guests Stephen Young and Storm. Welcome to Epicenter, the show which talks about technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization at the blockchain revolution. I'm Brian Farvin Crane and today I'm speaking with Stephen Young and Storm. Stephen is the CEO and co -founder of NiftyFi and Storm is Head of Business Development. NiftyFi is kind of the first NFT lending platform. It's one of the leading and earliest projects in the NFT finance space. So today we're going to talk about NFTs and NFT finance and NiftyFi and, you know, sort of like where all those things are going, pretty excited about this, especially because I'm not very deep in NFT space, so I'm excited to learn more from these two, yeah. So thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for having us, Brian. Excited to fill you and your readers and your listeners in on some of the happenings in NFTs, even though we're kind of in the depths of a bear market, we are all still pretty bullish on this side. Absolutely. Thanks for having us, Brian, very excited to chat. Cool. Maybe you can just start off, if you guys could both introduce yourselves and share a bit, like, how did you, you know, how has your sort of journey into crypto been and how has it led to NiftyFi? Yeah, sure. So my name's Stephen. I've been in tech basically since I was a teenager really, learned to program. My first job was writing a game in C++ when I was still in high school. So it really has been in my career from the start. And I live in South Africa. I spent two years just as I finished high school living in the UK. And then around 2016, did a calculation and figured out that I was earning less in dollars 15 years into my career than I was in my first job living in the UK. And that was basically because the South African rants purchasing power just fallen off a cliff. So I was still in South Africa, enjoy the lifestyle. All my friends were here, but I was looking for a way to kind of escape the financial system here. And really that's how I kind of came across crypto. And then late 2016, bought my first crypto, you know, basically using all, instead of paying into my retirement and UOT, I was buying crypto, which is probably not the most risk like management style for retirement, but you really, you know, like given how badly the South African rand was doing, you really was kind of my only option to, to really exit the system here. So that was 2016, went full -time into crypto like 2018 and then started niftify end of 2019. So basically spent the first two lockdowns in South Africa, writing the first version of niftify and launched in June, 2020. And then my interest in NFTs really came from the way that I actually learned to program as a kid was by doing essentially generative art using this program called logo. It's a less derivative that's essentially used to teach children how to program. And you do that by drawing pictures on the screen with this little turtle. So, you know, so I was into generative arts really as soon as I got into programming. So when NFTs came around, you know, combining art programming, and then I spent most of my career working for financial services companies. So, you know, you know, adding in finance on top of that and you kind of basically have niftify.
'Life, Liberty & Levin' to Feature Charles Payne, Jason Chaffetz
"Because I felt I needed to dig into this this phony argument in Washington phony argument among politicians in the press this trees in dire dire financial shape everybody wants to feel good about what took place that's fine but that's over here over here on the other side is where the real problem is their trajectory doesn't change and it wouldn't have changed no matter who proposed what that's how bad this is we're talking about who would take the best first step you can't bind future congresses statutes future I congresses mean when people say we have a plan the penny plan we're gonna cut one percent every year for ten years this is the Rand Paul proposal it's perfectly fine I'm not against it it's not gonna work unless we Republicans have been in control for ten years but for the Democrats they enshrine their agenda
Does McCarthy Have the Votes to Pass the New Debt Ceiling Plan?
"And you can roll right through to the radio show. That's up to you. But there is a lot going on. One quick quick note. The House is meeting ahead of a vote on a debt deal, which is supposed to happen shortly. I am really bad stuff. That the Republicans in this case, amazingly, I don't want to indict them all. You know, Mike Lee and Rand Paul and others have been speaking out about the debt deal. That the Republicans have again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Listen, man, I'm not into pylons, but. It's just so pathetic sometimes. We already limit, save, grow, which was not a great deal, but was a better deal than the one the on table now. We already passed it. The House already passed it? Yes, it was already passed. So, why are we negotiating against ourselves? Exactly. Hell, even Nancy Mace Ace is, you know, whipping against this thing. Nancy Mace. So, what I'm hearing now is that because McCarthy's having trouble getting votes for this deal, is which not a good deal. It's not the most horrible deal and we don't have the Senate. We don't have the White House. I'm a realist. I'm not dumb. I know a lot of these Republican, oh, that guy bought Geno as a flamethrower. Really? Have you ever run for office? No, you haven't. So, you can shut them up, okay? I've actually put my name on a ballot. I know what I'm talking about. I understand we don't have that. We don't have the Senate and we don't have the White House. I get we're limited, but I'd like you to counter my argument, which is a simple one. Did we not already pass Limit Save Grow, which had a far better set of spending restrictions in it
"rand" Discussed on Bitcoin Audible
"Current state of the world is such a great example of where things were going in her book because she led she lived through the fall of the Soviet Union. And so she saw these things and this was her seeing this philosophy, this ideology put people at odds to set people against each other in the name of goodness. And then the slow decline where everyone absolved themselves of any responsibility. Everyone absolved themselves of merit because they sought to be the bigger victim. And then increasingly, everything becomes more and more centralized because no one wants to be the decision maker. And everyone just waits for orders from someone else, and then the entire thing collapses in on itself because it can't function without thinking rational productive individuals and entrepreneurs who are pushing it forward who are innovating and attempting to attempting to live according to their own values and accomplish something meaningful in the world. And I want to kind of expand on a lot of the points that she makes because I think the verbiage. I mean, she talks about it at the very beginning of this is that the reason she uses the term selfishness is because of the bastardization of what it actually means and what it should mean by the ideology by the philosophy of the world today of the culture today. And it's funny, like I said in the intro, is that people literally use that as a, as basically a way to argue against Ayn Rand in this vapid shallow way that she's literally holding up Gordon gekko as on like a pedestal where I can't tell you how many times that has been equated is that because she's defending huge corporate greed and all of this stuff because of the use of the word selfishness, which is comical because that is exactly how she opens it, saying that the people who refuse to understand or even think will say that, essentially, and all it does is actually reveal their philosophical insanity that they believe what is good for the individual is to sacrifice other people. Is to destroy other people's lives to be a robber to be a looter to be a thug, that that is actually their internal value is to destroy other people for their own good. It does not reveal anything negative about Ayn Rand's philosophy, it reveals that their internal philosophy is evil. Is that men are horrible things that must renounce their horrid, their horrid life, and existence as this thing of evil that needs to be shuttered that needs to be caged and controlled by the value of having only living for other people. An Ayn Rand rightfully calls that out as irrational and insane. But I don't want to go into it too much because it will probably be a really long guys take. And I think it very closely aligns, I think this is the idea of rediscovering values and ethics and having this conversation. I think is really both fascinating. And critically important because Bitcoin instills a concept of ethics in the recognition of the individual as the rightful owner. With keys as the ultimate arbiter of who owns what in what reality is and has an independent mechanism like proof of work as a irreversible assurance of the passing of time and of essentially an indestructible property right. And this is literally this is the cypherpunk ideal, whether or not anyone recognizes it as the objective is ethics or they complain or dislike the terminology because they already have these associations of selfishness as a negative thing. It's very easy to use.
Caller: Alejandro Mayorkas Needs to Be Jailed
"I'm just really. I have to tell you when I was listening to Marjorie Taylor Greene and I love that girl. She just says it like it is. And boebert Cruz, Rand Paul, you know, there's just so many great people that are so brave in the Congress of the United States. And to have Marjorie Taylor Greene put down like she did in censored is what she was. And the man who told her giving her a lecture on her how she's expressing herself, teenage to go to Chicago and talk to those kids over there and tell them how to behave. And how I'm telling I've had enough. You've got my Majorca that needs to be demand needs to be in jail. Quite frankly, and I'll probably regret this, but I don't think so. The president of the United States in his son, and hill is going on in this country. We have, we have, he has a cabinet of people that are mindless wonders. I can't believe what's happened to us. And I've had enough and I'm not the only one zero love people in the United States. That had enough of this. And I don't know how to cure it. You know, last week.
Why Rand Paul Opposes a TikTok Ban
"Want to focus now on an article that I just saw from Rand Paul. It's published in a local paper in Kentucky, the courier journal, and it is a full throated defense. Yes, a defense of TikTok. Now, Rand Paul makes several arguments that are worth considering and I wanted to highlight them and comment on them. The first thing is he says that congressional Republicans have come with and come up with a national strategy to a permanently lose elections for a generation. Ban a social media app called TikTok that has 94 million primarily that 94 million primarily young Americans use. So we're starting off with a sort of Prudential argument. Hey, listen. Lots of young people use TikTok. They obviously like TikTok. Their fans of TikTok, so you want to take away their TikTok. Well, what are they going to think about a party that's trying to do that? Now Rand Paul realizes there are Democrats who are pushing this as well, but he goes, look, the Democrats are really clever, they'll leave they know how to push something and then when it's enacted, they blame the Republicans for having pushed it as well. So this is something that will be a millstone around the neck of the Republicans. That's point number one. Number two, Ryan Paul goes on to say the complaint, of course, is that TikTok is bad. TikTok is doing a lot of bad things. TikTok is promoting a lot of misinformation, TikTok is run by China, so it can become an instrument of Chinese propaganda, and therefore we should says Ryan Paul, do what, act like China, ban it the way the Chinese would ban something that they didn't like, something as propaganda or misinformation or disinformation, so let's get rid of it. Suddenly we've become fans of cancel culture.
Senate votes to keep 2001 authorization for war on terror
"The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to continue congressional authorization for the use of military force in the global fight against terror and Ben Thomas with the latest. Senators voted 86 to 89 to reject the effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to repeal the 2001 measure. It gave president George W. Bush brought authority for the invasion of Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism. It came up in a debate over a separate repeal of two authorizations of military force in Iraq. There is brought bipartisan support to withdraw the congressional approval granted in 1991 and 2002 for military strikes against Saddam Hussein's regime. Those authorizations are rarely used and focused just on Iraq. Ben Thomas, Washington
Kevin McCullough Shares His Thoughts on Gain-Of-Function Research
"Family knows him as Kevin McCullough. But the rest of us say all hail votes knows all tells all political prognosticator. What do you have to say about, oh, I don't know, gain of function research. We were just talking about all of the revelations that are coming out and how we've got some good folks, thank the lord in Congress, pushing, where are we with some of this stuff? Working very hard. And in fact, some of them were pushing before the election. Obviously, senator Rand Paul was hounding Doctor Fauci at every hearing that they were able to get him to show up for and doing so on the scientific basis as one physician talking to another, calling him out on the facts. Here's the great game that they played with the gain of function thing. Fauci said he didn't lie before Congress because they had literally changed the definition of gain of function. But if you understand gain of function for what a traditionally always meant in the scientific circles, it was to take a virus and to weaponize it so that it can be more lethal and more potent than it was before. It didn't have anything to do with defining who it could infect or anything else. That's the stuff they tried to narrow down to make what happened appear fine. It's obviously not. And CDC director Robert Redfield to his credit was speaking up behind the scenes two Fauci into those that were getting all of the attention during the pandemic saying, guys, there's no way. This was engineered in a lab. If
Mike Pompeo: Conservative Values Deliver the Best for Every American
"And I think as a party, the Republican Party has some work to do. We've got to be that big tent party, I think, and we have to hold on to the fundamentals, but maybe agree to disagree on some of this stuff. Oh my gosh. We're always going to look even today. We see the divides in our party about how to prosecute the war in Europe. How to assist the Ukrainian. So we've always had that strand. The pap Buchanan Ron Paul, Rand Paul strand of our party, those are valid discussions we ought to thrash it all out. But in the end, I pray that we'll all come together because I do believe that the conservative view that I have held since I was a teenager delivers the best outcomes for every American. Heartland values. Yeah, heartland values and values that are founders. And by the way, while they thought they didn't fight about the central ideas of protection of basic property rights, human dignity, the capacity of the contract opportunity for everyone based on merit and equality, not on some idea of equity or division by group. Those were ideas that were consensus ideas, and I think the next set of leaders, whether they be mayors or county commissioners, needs to just drive those. And when they do, I think we'll have successful elections to. All right,
Uncovering Fauci's COVID Lies
"These people so crooked man God of mercy. I pray that he rained down, destruction on these people that are lying. You know, somebody lying here when it comes to the Wuhan lab. When it comes to the coronavirus, somebody's lying. Therefore, somebody needs to be punished. Either the Chinese are lying to the world that we are the ones who initiated or instigated the virus and had it spread all over the world. It's our fault. Or either their line are we lying, saying that it came from the Wuhan lab. And I don't know how many times Rand Paul lectured Doctor Fauci. On the gain of function research in the Chinese Wuhan lab, funded by not completely funded, but in part funded by American. And Doctor Fauci knew, you know, this is, this is what bothers me about these people. These people know that they're screwing America. And they just get away with it.
John Kirby Defends & Promotes Gain-Of-Function Research
"They have gone from denying gain of function research to now defending it. Listen to John Kirby, this is one of Biden's big top spokespeople. This is a guy who's the state to the National Security Council spokesman, John Kirby, answering a question about gain of function research. Again, keep in mind. Remember how Fauci was all indignant to Rand Paul. Why are you crazy? How dare you, you're crazy man, thinking that there's gain of function research and we had anything to do with it. Now, the official government position is, we not only defend it, we're enthusiastically behind it. Does the president believe that this type of gain of function research is proven? He believes that. It's important to help prevent future pandemics. Which means he understands. That there has to be legitimate scientific research. Into the sources of potential sources of pandemics so that we understand it so that we can prevent them as we can prevent them from happening, obviously. But he also believes. You were telling us there's no such thing. There's no gain of function. How dare you? Suggest the United States had anything to do with oh no, that's important research now.
Why Do We Need 'No Knock" Warrants?
"So when you're dealing with people who are in the dope game, heavily involved in criminal enterprise such as the one that Breonna Taylor was involved in, you want to conduct a no knock warrant. So therefore, you can breach the door, speed of surprise, and tactics will not allow anybody to get a gun and shoot you at the door. Now I'm not blaming any of the police officers because they try to mitigate the situation to handle it with proper protocol. But I would argue that it should have been a no knock warrant. And for Joe Biden and Rand Paul to talk about no knock warrants, it's just stupid to me. As a former police officer who was on the S.W.A.T. team, I would argue that anybody that talk about no knock warrants, go and do a ride along with the police department, hopefully they let you do one with S.W.A.T.. And you'll see how we conduct no knock warrants. You can even go to the training. You want police officers to get killed. If you are a person who's saying you want to ban all no knock warrants. You want them to die. Because these criminals, let me give you a couple scenarios real quick. If you're doing a warrant on a house of a pedophile, which I was, I was a part of doing one of those warrants for the FBI. I wouldn't involve I was on a containment, all right? Because we can't mix agencies. So I ain't gonna sit here and say, I kick down a door. But I was on containment and I'm watching the way they operate. This guy was the number two child porn downloader in the country. And they were going to catch him. His wife had caught saw the porn. She set him up, they waited to, you know, she left went to the store. He was by himself and they hit the house. Now, let's ban no knock warrants in that scenario. He is the number two downloader of child pornography on his computer. And I'm assuming that you can't just look at chapel. You got to be able to go to dark web. You got to know about computers to try to evade that type of viewership because the government didn't do it his wife caught him. Knock knock, knock. Who is it? It's the police. We come in in there. We know what you're doing, and you're going to spend the rest of your life in prison. Please let us in the door. gonna go and delete all that porn off his computer. He gonna download it, he gonna eat it, he gonna throw it in the toilet, he can do whatever he can be in there working. And then he'll come up to the door. Hey, how can I help you guys? Oh, you can sure look at my computer. Go and check it out. Or you just bash the computer up and then say you can come check it out. This is why you conduct no knock ons.
Sen. Rand Paul: $45B for the Military Is Borrowed From China
"We can spend 45 billion more on the military today and buy a few more javelins and maybe a jet here or there But if we're bankrupt tomorrow you might have to sell the equipment just to finance basic benefits to keep the government functioning every day I mean there have to be outside of you and Mike Lee and a couple of others Do they not get that on the Republican side of the house I mean or is it just a just pretend it's not going to happen thing in the bankruptcy We'll be dead by the time it happens I mean I don't get it You're exactly right The 45 billion extra for the military is borrowed from China Are we better off borrowing more money from China Are we stronger I fear that our demise the demise of our great republic will be from within not from without I don't think tomorrow or any time in the near future foreign troops are marching into the U.S. but I do think we're crumbling from within we're destroying our currency We learned last week that the U.S. government is funding military research in China Military research that may well have involved manipulation of coronaviruses that may well involve the production of COVID We don't have the proof yet but we now have proof that U.S. tax dollars is big omnibus in all likelihood will continue to fund military research in China
Sen. Rand Paul: Calling for Budget Sanity
"So I read your piece in the New York Post about this dreadful omnibus You've been one of the few guys calling for budget sanity for now decades You and family members of yours included Why are we giving up power We just won the house back Why would we sign a package at handcuffs the new incoming Republican houses Am I missing something You know I just came from my Republican caucus lunch with the Republican senators And I made this point We have the power of 41 41 members can stop any spending bill But instead of using that power to reduce the deficit or reduce the debt or lower spending they use that power to get more military spending So we're told by GOP leadership that this bill is a great victory for Republicans because he gets $45 billion more in military spending but it also will add $1.1 trillion in debt So the bottom line is our Republican leadership is more concerned with a few $1 billion more in military spending than they are with trillions of dollars of debt And this is what Republicans have to decide across the country Do you want to elect Republicans that just give you more military spending Or do you want to elect Republicans who believe that a $31 trillion debt is more of a threat to our national security than a few billion more for military
Sen. Rand Paul: $1.7T Spending Bill Is Taking on More Dangerous Debt
"In the Senate people like senator Rand Paul who are trying to stand up against this madness as well Let's play clip 5 A bra with me the army 4155 pages When was it produced in the dead of the night one 30 in the morning when it was released Now people argue that it's conservatives fault You don't have the Christmas spirit Somehow you're holding up government Well whose job is it to produce this The people in charge of spending The people in charge of both of the parties When did they know that this would be necessary Well it's in the loss September 30th You got 9 months almost ten months to produce a plan to have a spending plan They weren't ready on September 30th so they voted themselves 90 more days They weren't ready last week either So they voted themselves another week And now we have it at one 30 in the morning this morning But what's the clamor of the clamors devote vote now Let's get it done Why are you standing in the way of spending Well the real question is this What is more dangerous What is more dangerous to the country $1.1 trillion in new debt or is Republican leadership likes to say oh but it's a win It's a big win We're getting $45 billion for the military
"rand" Discussed on The Manic Pixie Weirdo
"It out, you guys. And thank you so much to nusli for sponsoring this episode. Okay, I got it here. So they are, I guess, a briefly explaining some of them. There's the Ayn Rand objectivist, a little bit of. And they based most of their works and things on the Russian philosopher Ayn Rand. And her books Atlas shrugged and the fountainhead.
"rand" Discussed on The Savvy Founder
"I'm Philip topham, the savvy founder in armchair sociologist. I'm really happy today to have Rand fishkin in the audience. In the audience. That's a screw up, right? In the studio, I promise I promise Philip, I will be part of the audience today. Oh, boy, Freudian slip there or whatever. So welcome, Rand. How are you doing? Thrilled to be here. Thank you for having me. Yeah, we got introduced because we were, as I was sharing with you when we were chatting that I had this concept over the Silicon Valley myth and you were introduced to me because of that myth. And just if you recall, I was saying that because of the dot com era, there's still this echo of when people used to go to coffee shops, have a conversations and quote walk out with a $5 million check. And you're still this kind of belief. Do you believe that to be true? I know you've written on that subject. Yeah. I mean, it absolutely still does happen, right? I know, I know folks,.
"rand" Discussed on Six Degrees of WTF
"So two witnesses claimed that they had seen jennifer walking along the street with a middle aged man who was walking alongside a greenish color bike with a basket on the front. One of the detectives immediately knew who they were talking about because he seen andre rand the day before to drugstore and he knew who he was because he had been involved in an investigation of him. Another case when he he noticed him in that in the store he was buying a ton of baby food and when he left he put his bag and a basket on the front of a green bike and rode off so the police immediately started to build a case honesty. They brought him in but at the same time they didn't have enough evidence so he was set free but the police continued building a case and finally for weeks later. They arrested him. The problem was they still hadn't found jennifer and they were afraid that maybe he had handed her off to some of his friends because he was still living. Even though we haven't worked at willowbrook for almost twenty years he was still living in the woods as many people were and they were afraid that he had taken her and there were other homeless there and that they had you know maybe taken her down into the tunnels or something. So that's where their focus was when they were looking for her right. Few days later on august twelfth nineteen eighty-seven just thirty five days after she was reported as missing her body was found buried in a shallow grave on the grounds of willowbrook. Only five hundred feet from where has campsite. What's the problem is. No one had any proof that he had killed her. The only thing that judge nutri go on was eyewitness testimony and eventually he was charged for kidnapping but the murder charge was dismissed because the jurors couldn't reach a verdict but he was sentenced to twenty five years to life and would be eligible for parole in two thousand eight so jennifer's disappearance and murder made authorities and some of the people in the community. Start thinking about other disappearances where several children or young adults had gone missing as far back as nineteen seventy-two they had as many as thirty missing person cases but focused on four specifically because they fit what they assumed was andres. profiler has type the. I was five year old alice. Pereira who in nineteen seventy two. She was playing in the lobby of their apartment building on. Staten island with her brother. He turned away for a few minutes and he said turn back around she was gone. Some people reported that they thought they had seen her in a nearby park on that same day but after that she was never seen a hurt from again. Nobody has ever been found on july. Fifteenth nineteen eighty-one which is almost ten years later. A seven year old white female child by the name of holly and hughes had gone to the store with a friend to buy a bar of soap one night. It's seven years old going to the store with a friend by realize it's different times audibly different like i would never. I can never imagine any parenting my friends. Who have kids butting their kids. Do these things right. She'd gone to the store to buy a bar of soap and never returned. Rand was interviewed and released after he had been spotted on the street. Where holly on lived on that same night. I read that. His aunt lived on the second floor of the same building. Holly lived with her parents and he had been there visiting his aunt that night. Now this is an eighty one in two thousand four. He was convicted of kidnapping but because surface because it finally surfaced. I don't know why it took so long. The several eyewitnesses had seen him pull holly into a green volkswagen. I don't like. I said why it took twenty three years to convict him for this but a lot of people think that it was finally brought up because they finally started investigating and looking at him. You know more. I guess. But he was also. This was right before he was up for parole of convicted of something else. They could ensure that he would stay in prison so he was convicted and was sentenced to another twenty five years in prison. Thais jackson was at ten year old black girl with learning disabilities. She was sent to the corner store by neighbor while her mother was asleep and she never returned. This took place on august fourteenth. Nineteen eighty-three which was just twelve days. After rand had been released from prison again this time he had been put in prison because he was driving a school bus. What and picked up eleven random kids off the street. He loaded the kids up. Drove them around for five hours. Took him out to eat. Brought them to the newark. International airport for some unknown reason and then took them to the woods near willowbrook to play hide-and-seek so i watched the documentary called crops where they were interviewing this one of the kids who had been taken by him he said you know at the time it was kind of like. Oh look you. he's gonna take a bunch of us all of our friends. We're going to go. we're gonna have some candy. we're gonna go eat. We're going to go for a ride. But he had taken the kids there with the intent of doing something to them but he realized he had gotten over his head. What the number of kids that were. There was something that was supposed to happen that night. That didn't transpire and he chicken. The kids were all safe and sound. He was charged with unlawful imprisonment and served another ten months in prison. So there there's another disappearance of twenty two year old man named hank kfouri. Oh he was a white male who was also developmentally disabled he had an iq in the seventy s. He lived in the same neighborhood. Is holly and again. also rans aunt lived. He was last seen in a diner with rand in the early morning hours of june nights nineteen eighty-four and has never been seen since and he was never formally charged for these. They just assume the he was involved. And then i also found that there were two other disappearances. A police believe he may have been involved with but these aren't typically tied him in the stories that i read probably because there are a little older one of them is audrey lynn near berg and eighteen year old white woman who went missing the evening of july fifth. Nineteen seventy seven. She had gone out to buy a pack of cigarettes but never returned. She was schizophrenic and though she seemed to have been doing better on her medication or parents said that she would often have moments of confusion and when she had these moments she would go back and repeat things that she had recently done. I guess comforted her to retrace her steps and there was speculation that she may have gone to staten island because she had just been out there with her family to see a movie and the're had gone to was in close proximity to the willowbrook school. Which is where he lived and then the other person was a forty two year old. Black woman named ethel at well. Who went missing on october. Twenty fourth nineteen seventy eight. Ethel worked as a physical therapy aide at the will school and she arrived at the school around six. Am for her shift to. She always did and she parked behind one of the buildings just as she normally did to her female. Coworker said they heard her walking up the drive. And then they heard a male voice. Say come on. Come on to which atwill replied. No you'll beat me then. She screamed for help. So the two co workers immediately called the police. They weren't about to go out there. It was pitch black..
"rand" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"They've treated up to almost fifteen hundred Kobe patient but they never sent anybody to the hospital and they treated them really with the the antibodies regeneration and and they treated outpatient and their statement is. Nobody went to the hospital and nobody died. And you know what. I believe them. I don't think they would. I lie to and there are circumstances where the bureaucracy gets gets all mixed up where people get admitted. They shouldn't be admitted because Right now it's very difficult. to give Some of the medications ivermectin and regenerate in the hospital and you have to do an payment but it has to do with some fda regulation but I think that's fantastic. But you don't read about that in the paper and i think the other example of Attention getting Was joe rogan. i sort of pay attention to him. Even though i've i've met a one time because One time on. Jay leno show he arrived with one of my ron paul for president shirt so i know him but i don't know him well but anyway he was hit hard the other day because the media tore into him because he got over cove. Ed and here. I assume that quite possibly there were some people from the other side of this argument. We're hoping that he wouldn't get over. Well he got over three days and he was taken ivermectin. Whatever He doesn't believe in the vaccine seems so. I don't know the total detail but this is So they just mocked him to say oh yes he's the guy that's taken horse medicine and made fun of them and guess what it turned out. There was a little bit of science left in somebody. Went and checked it. I've met in hydrochloric when has been on the market. For a long time. Doctors can legally prescribe it and it prefer other things but drugs can legally be used for other things than what their name for. So it's all legal but He he he he People came to his defense and explain. You know yes. There's a lot of medications you can take penicillin. I'm sure he didn't give penicillin animals but that doesn't make it an old antibiotic so all the information came out and it just ridiculed the media who said that That this was horse madison. He's just taking anything. He's crazy that attitude but but anyway he got over it. And i think there was also a victory for the fact that He was doing something that actually avoided The necessity going in the hospital. But people will be in denial. It is there had been lecture to the here every day. That if you do that you're risking the lives. And now you won't give the vaccine to the children. They get better ninety nine point nine nine percent without it but yet now they're getting ready to Give vaccines the kids. And now they say well. The vaccines aren't quite as good as as we thought. So we have to We have to give a booster so we gave a booster. Now they're saying well. It looks like six months. You're going to need another one. The truth is this type of ours is like a cold baras..
"rand" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report
"They think they think it's that it's impossible impossible to know the truth because they'd become very nihilistic and that They think anybody that is promoting the truth or You know they're the enemy of the state so but this is. This is where. I what i see happening here. When you see these demonstration. I think i people have been too lackadaisical about it. They just yeah. Yeah that's a nuisance this sort of thing and they won't do anything but maybe and chris just mentioned a little box of may maybe. Maybe they've gone too far. And these numbers are turning out and that's very good because you want leaders you want people to present ideas and they have to understand economic issues and political issues and and civil liberty issues but ultimately is the sport of the people to support the government. Most tyrannical governments are at one time or another especially when they're starting are supported by the will of the people because they've been promised so much but then they suffer through it and finally it fails. And i think of it. The biggest one ever probably in the history of the world which during my lifetime and that was the The soviet system of of communism which finally failed because the ideas were on just dissipated and the people resist it and the people said no. Shoot me but i'm going to. I'm going to go up there and participate in tehran wall down and i think that This is what we're seeing. And this. what should be encouraged. I saw a few reports at this starting to happen in canada. They really need encouragement and also in australia is. That's another sad story of of an island that We've thought of a lot of times that they were independent and freedom loving. But now there's a reaction this reaction is healthy and he should always be peaceful and and promoting civil liberties and that is when the majority of people wake up and then that will have to be reflected on our government. I would say the stages are here now..
"rand" Discussed on Inspiration and Spiritual Awakening from Live. Love. Engage. with Gloria Grace Rand
"I am gloria grayson. Rand and i want to thank you for joining us. For another edition of live love engage and today. I'm delighted to have a guest with us. And she someone that. I met a few weeks back through a networking group and we just found out that we actually live in the same neighborhood. Basically we're only about a half an hour away from each other which is wonderful here in central florida and her name is ariella sarai so. Welcome for stuff to live loving gauge While i am delighted to have you she is An accomplished woman who has done a lot of things that i'm quite in awe. Frankly she is an undergraduate degree from columbia university and an msw from the university of pennsylvania. But that's you know that's okay now. What's really amazing is that she spent almost two years in india. I volunteering for mother. Teresa in calcutta and then studying tibetan buddhism in northern india and then when she returns she worked in prisons foster homes hospitals a hospice and had a private practice as a therapist and then in the year two thousand. She took an international self-empowerment course called avatar and then spent the next twenty one years teaching a course working her way up to being a top team leader and now she She actually left that organization november and she's now combining her experiences to provide private coaching to For individuals team leaders and teams. And i really. I just i love your background and and you know the the work that you've done in the past is amazing and i am curious those to talk about where you are now. 'cause you you've you've definitely made a shift in over your life as we all do we all change and grow and do different things. So what are you interested in doing a coaching now at this stage of your life. Well i had a really interesting experience with the avatar course so as you said i was there for twenty one years i was very devoted and over time i started to get exhausted and i wasn't happy and i started to feel a lot of pressure to bring in people and to beyond all the time and i kept going and kept taking on more responsibility in that organization and finally in november. I realized that it was a controlling group what they call a high control group for colds in my opinion and i laughed and so before i went to avatar i had been a therapist by had done all those things that you mentioned and then i was in private practice for many years then. I went into avatar and win. I laughed. I judge became so determined to educate people on how we can get caught up. Inga relationships in groups that are destructive for us need in them aware the best of us goodhearted people. You don't need lost and totally purpose. Lists and in a really bad place for that to happen and i also became passionate about training meters. Nana ought to be safe and create a culture of safety and empowerment and working with teams on communication. So that people don't have to experience what i experience for all that time Yeah that's that's awesome that you're doing it because i think it is so important You know we a lot of times. We go through life and we're trying to find where we feed in. Which we we try different things. We an and rejoined different organizations. And and as you say even the best organizations sometimes you know. Maybe it's the people or something something doesn't go quite right. Anna anna can start to Detract from what. Dry you into what that draw. What drew you into. It could english here during in the first place. So let's talk a little bit more about that. What how how. How do you know like if you're in if you're involved in some sort of organization how how do you know what are some signs. I guess maybe that that it is safe. pre you to stay or maybe i guess it should be even when he or not safe. Maybe and that. This isn't really a you're staying. There is not going to be for your highest good good question so obviously a lot about this and i think that we are all trained in society to tune out our feelings so we're essentially tuning out our inner voice and we pride ourselves on being good at just dealing with. Thanks so we go through a lot of our life thinking that it's a badge of honor to put up with things and be able to handle things that don't feel right to us. That's the start. And so when we tune out what we really feel were actually tuning out what i call our inner come pets so we all have an inner compass that is guiding us toward. What's okay for us. What's not okay for us and also on the other side toward what really inspires us and what lights us up. What's our purpose. what's how do we want to express our creativity. We have spent a lot of time tuning that voice out so when we enter a group or like i said it could even be a relationship and there's something very promising there. It can be extremely exciting. So when i first found avatar the tools are great and i still think they're great and the people that i met at that time were very supportive and had a lot of danes and it was incredible. So that's wonderful. Both what i did not do was i did not check out what was actually happening in your organization and i did not tune in to how i really felt after the initial joyful part so there's really two pieces there the.
"rand" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"Any trauma from like child abuse or sexual abuse or in they had a pretty normal life other than their mother So their dad died when ramped was fourteen years old and his mother was institutionalized at pilgrim psychiatric center in brentwood new york. It just so happens when they were teenagers they would visit her okay. she wasn't there permanently. He's is ron sister right. This ron's mother my sisters telling us about this but she wasn't there permanently. She was just there. She went through hard time and she would be there and they'd go and visit her but she makes us like other than that. seemed like. She was pretty decent mom. But they say that. This pilgrim psychiatric center And willowbrook are on my almost identical in the way that they are built Like the same cafeteria the same the same setup same floor plan same everything so keep that in mind anyway because my theory is that because his mom he had he a first of all his stat at fourteen which is pretty important age for a boy bray he loses dad and then his mom kind of goes whack a doodle. He ends up having to go and visit her institutions. I think he forms this weird like he doesn't want anybody have to suffer that way. So then he goes. Awards in an institution that's identifiable to the one that his mom his mom was in. I think he killed these kids so they didn't suffer the same fate as his mom. Tinder main key looked at it. As i'm surging you right. I think he was just fucked up enough to think that anyway. So also in the documentary at first you might waver obit as if the town was on a witch hunt like i said and if and they found this man who's already strange and already had a shady past and was used a scapegoat well but as the documentary goes on and you watch the director's try to get some kind of interview with him. Do we have a fart. i didn't taste it yet. i'm just going to go with it wasn't me you use not that you dealt it. No listen. I'll know if i tell you if i did i'd be left my ass up. I would definitely tell you all right. She still had. I'm not getting a with over yet. So i'm pretty happy about it. Just kind of just look Director the directors tried to get some kind of interview with rand right so they try and get some kind of interview with rams so they're constantly like they doing letters back and forth with him right constant letters back and forth and the letters just get progressively more weird and so they start out with like him kind of giving like. This is how it's gonna go. I think you're gonna send me this. You're gonna send me that we're going to do it in this envelope. It's going to be very former on their like he's letting us know the south gonna go then as it gets further into it. He site quoting bible quotes. He's getting like weird very weird. Then he finally says yeah al-qaeda's because this the whole reason they're even conversing with him as they're trying to set up a jailhouse interview for the documentary and serve to give his side like what you want to say. Like how are you framed. Like what's happening. So he he one point says as long as i'm in here and directors wanted to talk to me. I'm going to be the devil..
"rand" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"Also thought curly. You're supporting thought that randy was not alone in the commission. Oh my god yeah. They didn't think says no. Oh they didn't think that round was led the because they thought it was really weird that they searched out whole property right in thirty five days. They did not see that one area and then all of a sudden it's like oh look she's right here like playing his day They just thought that was really weird. The theory is he had somebody working with him while. He's being detained. They're moving her around and then eventually they bury her put her there and boom. We found her so anyway. Many believe he was passing the children around to his friends in an underground network of homeless and mentally disabled people. Living in the tunnel system of the former willowbrook state school gross in two thousand four ran was again brought to trial this time. He was charged with kidnapping Holly hughes twenty three years earlier there's no statute of limitations in new york for first degree kidnapping which made this charge possible. A jury convicted rand of the kidnapping in october. Two thousand four and he was sentenced to another consecutive twenty five years to life imprisonment. He will become eligible for parole in twenty thirty seven. He will be ninety three years old. What the hell. Now listen ninety. Three years old. He'll be ninety three and let me just tell you so the only reason this came up this holly thing i believe he. They didn't want him released. He was up for parole and they were like no who carleen. They were like fuck. No we gotta like. Hey what about the holly. And his case. I mean we can get him on that right. There's statue and so that hold them for another twenty five years to life and thus debt kinda fucked up. Yeah it is anyway according to rand sister okay. So they went. They interviewed a whole bunch of people that knew him. They find this woman who's his sister. She psych listen. I don't know him. He only contacts me when he wanted something. I know nothing about and she makes it very clear that her and her brother never had suffered..
"rand" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"It took these people to really make all the groups on stanton island yes to go like da like luck but every detectives when you're in the middle of some things. It's hard to see the forest for the trees. Yeah you're a trained detective. You're supposed to be able to see those things true. That's not even that hard. It's have your has been so she could. Yes you're dependent race. They should have had her this on. Darn it all right. Hank was described as being slow and had an iq in the seventies. Yeah at the time has disappeared. He was twenty two according to crop. The documentary gap gap was twenty one when he was allegedly kidnapped by rand. I witnesses reported last seeing gift. Forro in a local diner With rand in the early morning hours his body had never been found in nineteen eighty seven. That was jennifer of course as we know it was the thirty. Let me just read this. So i can make sure i get all of it Jennifer schweiger alarm. Okay i feel like. I have to look at my camera for some i mean. Is that what it's telling us by cab. Occas- checked tech detrick. I think your cat's alive trying to find her like we're away there she is. I think that's her own. Yes okay all right okay. You were talking about jennifer okay. So she was reported missing july ninth. Witnesses spotted jennifer walking with brand. Her body was found underground thirty five. After the thirty fifth day of searching well combining the area around willowbrook state school. A particular spot caught the eye of retired. New york firefighter. Oh i know it was him george kramer. He returned with the police. Entire body was unearthed from the shallow grave and the remains were positively identified as those of schweiger. Please searched the grounds stones. What they're talking about. Jesse talking about the ground bug but okay the evidence because i think of justice when i read this evidence Little and found one of rand's have another drink. Yeah make-shift campsites in proximity of schwaiger's great. Which i told you was celebrity Proximity proximity sympathizer many proximity. Okay prox- naive and say pucks many he. It's not written on here. i think i said proximity. But it's not even on your. Where did i even get that. All right and other very disturbing incident okay. So this is what. I was gonna tell you so my god win was to not right the date you sokoto before the jennifer thing rand went and picked up so they interview this guy. One of the kids got picked up ran win it. There were all these kids playing basketball. Whatever in their little area and and pulls up in this little bus and he tasked the kids if they wanna go they were from. Please tell me it was a short bus. Well written these kids actually were not mentally challenging or anything little bus. He's driving applies some kind of bus. They said some kind regional bus. Maybe van ran was volkswagen now. Not as bicycle. He's got a bus. Well this is before the bicycle rock..
"rand" Discussed on Tipsy Tales
"All. They had was testimony by witnesses which most will agree is not the most reliable after the largest criminal trial in staten island. Staten island history. Even now i guess rand was convicted of kidnapping because jurors couldn't reach a verdict on murder charges. Some murder charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to twenty five years to life and is able for parole in two thousand eight. Were not done okay. Yeah obviously we're like way past. We're not okay. Now that Andre ran has has been convicted of jennifer's kidnapping the community wonders. Could he also be connected to all the other missing children so now they are out for blood. Each of these victims have one thing in common. I believe now some of these things that i was just the problem with like watching a lot of things that messes with the alice's one of the people. Oh my god yeah okay. She's the first one that came about missing. Okay okay so anyways the first name that we got. Yeah oh my god. I got chills. Okay so all of them have some kind of physical mental something disability and By down's syndrome or muscular dystrophy or whatever okay. Nineteen seventy two five year old alice. Pereira pereira vanished. After her brother had left her alone for a moment they were playing in the lobby of a building on the island reports. Also suggest alice may have been cited in one of the parks. Rand was the prime suspect in this case due to his previous criminal record. Ellis was never seen again. That was nineteen seventy two. He was a prime suspect in nineteen. Seventy two wow chaos. Literally the year. I was born really literally laurie. Laurie lay uh-huh okay. Meister is going to be fun. Okay in one thousand nine hundred eighty one seven year old. Holly am hughes. Did not return home after going to the store to get a bar so this is kind of fucked up and now i understand this whole story. They don't mention it in this little blurb but people were saying so. She's seven years old as nineteen eighty-one something about her needing the soap. She was dirty and whatever sending her to the store at nine. Pm in the evening. And i only saw that on condo. She seven said the store right. I know i'm not going to base anything on matt i need. I didn't really delve into that. So i'm i'm not gonna i 'cause i really doubted that. Was she in. That home was she. No okay she lived so lived in Like an apartment tight thing anyway. She was dirty so they sent her to the story. Yeah she needed about her legs. Were dirty though. Get some soap at seven at nine o'clock at night. I don't know. I just have trouble with that one but anyway they say She went with her friend. Get some soap. Okay on i mean whatever entree rant store maybe but store was like break downstairs and care who knows andre rand pulled up to holly and we're ding sega's with i mean i i. I see kids really little walk in the street all the time. It drives me insane. Andre ram pulled up to holly and her friend and pulled holly into his volkswagen and drove off with holly her. Oh okay so this one okay. So her parents Vital missing person report and the search was issued when questioned. Several eyewitness reported seeing hughes with rand she was last seen with ran and has not been seen again in two thousand and four rammed west convicted of kidnapping holly an s. Hurry hurry. that's because what do we have one side around the thing is. That's also very weird. If you watched documentary you'll see There's the volkswagen sitting there and then somebody else as c. It's their he's. He came back to to to see his work..
"rand" Discussed on Republic Keeper - with Brian O'Kelly
"We do not send money now to do on sending money we did. Under your tutelage we were sending it through aeko health. It was a sub agency and sub grant. Do you support that. The money from i h wuhan institute. Let me explain to you why that was done. The saws covy. One originated in bats in china. It would have been irresponsible of us. If we did not investigate the bat viruses and the serology to see who might have been. Perhaps it would nine for to send it to the chinese government that we may not be able to trust with this knowledge and with this incredibly dangerous viruses government. Scientists like yourself who favor gain of function. don't favor gain of action research. Chinese were saying that are not correct. And i'm going with rand paul. Maybe that's just me. But in a dispute between those two men. I'm going with rand. Paul and the reason is because rand. Paul has been flawless. Don't always agree with dr paul. But i can't think of a time when i didn't Very few times. When i haven't anyway. But but here's the reality is dr fao. She's track record. Now is inspectable by everyone. And you need masks. You don't need masks masks help masks. Don't help wait a minute. You need a double mask. Maybe a mask. Maybe need a mask consec fifth year on tinder date. They don't need a mask He just he's been all over the map and he's now determined and demonstrated to be an unreliable source on all kinds of stuff. And i had the story. The other day he he they used Four thousand dollars in They spent on Fetal scalps to graph them onto mice. And and so now. It would be irresponsible not to have investigated well. Maybe that's true. But i don't know that investigation includes trying to make your own mutant viruses. Is that that now. What investigation is mrs wrong. And so thank god for rand paul and another guy that we all need to be thankful for is dave portnoy and dave. Porno is the founder of barstool sports. And he has done. I haven't paid close attention to this as coal so coal. Why don't you take over here. Cole has had the story and wanted to talk about it and he knows about it so i'd rather have him Bring us all up to speed. Yeah so essentially. What's going on here with Portnoy is that recently During the pandemic barstool sports started up what they call the barstool fund. It was set up to help small businesses and to create an environment where they could flourish and get money for things they needed since the government didn't do a whole lot for them so this clip is essentially him talking with tucker carlson about that and then he's also been kind of teased on social media to make a run for office so he brings up that as well. So here's dave run a sports website but here you started your own aid program correct. Yeah so where's this. Where's this going. Well you know. We've done charity throughout the history at parcel when there's caused that happened like i was in boston when the boston marathon bombing raised a quarter million to get a guy new or much smaller at the time The shooting orlando nightclub shooting. Yet we raise money for that so anytime really that. I was in boston. New york at a police officer was slain. We'd raise money for the family so we always done charity and this was something it. Yeah there's help we can help and we jumped in. you know. It's funny because since that. And it. Definitely rose i think my profile notoriety and i don't know people are serious or not like run for office do this. I would never do that because you can't get anything done like. It's fairly disgusting in my mind that the government didn't do something far earlier and since they caused it the 'cause it and it's not that hard like it took me twenty four hours to come up with this concept and put it in motion and go. Everyone should want to help small businesses. So it was just heartening is through the government. Not do anything. I'm glad we could help a little bit. And it wasn't myself guy fieri with another guy who raised about twenty five million dollars. We help people want to help. People want leaders to help. They really did. None were no nobody was coming out. So you'd never run for office. I would never run for office. Ever in bazillionaires. I know there's so many different things. I like my life. I don't wanna hate my life True i don't need that headache and to be honest they don't get anything done. They just sit there and they yell at each other and everything is so political and so agenda driven even if there is somebody regardless of party who has the most ideal cure like motivations. I don't think they can get anything done. I really don't. I think you're right and it's sad but the yeah. So what days really talking about there is on pools. Okay so i. I really agree with them on a lot of that. It's very hard for anyone. Even when trump came in he proved it to get that swamp kind of out of there and just to put in respect of the barstools fund raised over twenty nine million dollars and saved over one hundred seventy small businesses in these same time that it took the political party to essentially do a lot of nothing. So and i mean well said and so you know again. The private markets more efficient right and so we're always going to see those kind of things Right back with some stuff on israel. This is republic keeper. You're listening to republic keeper.
"rand" Discussed on Twisted Travel and True Crime
"The police begged him to tell the truth but he seemed to have disassociated from reality. He began racking back and forth and didn't speak to anyone for three days. The second trial ended with a guilty verdict. Once again he was found guilty of kidnapping but escaped murder charges. Prosecutors succeeded in convincing the jury of rance guilt by insisting that the passage of time offered witnesses and detectives the clarity that was needed to put the pieces together that were originally missing in holly case. Family and friends of the missing children were hurt. That rand was not convicted of murder but without the bodies or physical evidence kidnapping in the first degree was the best chance of keeping ran off the street. Long-term he will not be eligible for parole until he is ninety three years old. Thank you so much to those of you who've taken the time to reach out and to give the podcast recommendations ratings or reviews on your podcast platforms a very big in special. Thank you goes out to those of you. Who have chosen to sponsor the podcast. If you would like to do so there is a link in the show description. That will show you how to do. Just that is truly appreciated. Helps defray some of the costs of research and production if you enjoyed today's case and are interested in learning more about it. There's a great documentary called crops. That i would recommend you watch. It shows some of the footage from the video. I was talking about and the author does a really good job explaining kind of the background of the legend of crop. E and a little bit more about andre rand himself. I'll put a link to the documentary in the show notes as well That's where you will find my resources. Finally i would love to hear some case suggestions or some feedback from any of you listeners. You can reach out to me at twisted traveling true crime at gmail.com or through facebook instagram. Or you can find us on tiktok. Thank you so much for listening. And as always i'm wishing you fair winds and following seas..
"rand" Discussed on Twisted Travel and True Crime
"Witnesses reported seeing him with andre agassi restaurant in the morning before he disappeared. Police tried desperately to connect ran to the missing children. It was clear that he had a criminal interest in children with disabilities and social instability. He fit the profile of a man capable of committing such atrocities. Seventeen years after rand was in jail. He went on trial again. More witnesses came out of the shadows as adults and they had the strength to come forward. He was now facing the accusation of the kidnapping and murder of seven-year-old holly ann hughes who had disappeared twenty years ago. Holly end was small. She had beautiful brown hair and brown eyes and very outgoing. The only tie between the two girls was andre rand. Her body was never found new now. Grown witnesses were interviewed and put on the stand they place rans green volkswagen in the immediate vicinity of holly ends home on the day of her disappearance although his vehicle had been searched when he was questioned in nineteen eighty one. The new report suggested that rans behavior stood out so again. The evidence is all circumstancial an eyewitness based holly hughes lived in the same apartment building as andre rants aunt. He was there visiting his aunt on the day of her disappearance. Holly and was walking to a shop just down the road from her home. She was said to have bought a bar of soap there and then left. The cashier distinctly remembers her because she was five cents. Short a young woman named elsie. Castro later came forward claiming that she wanted to buy so and that she was five cents short. Could the cashier have been wrong about who he had seen. At the second trial rand of course claimed his innocence. Holly's brother who was fourteen. When she disappeared testified for her he had become a lieutenant in the police department and is one of the main reasons this case was brought to trial. You wanted to find the remains of his sister and believe the andre could tell him where they were. Some of the people who testified were former drug addicts or alcoholics. Who say that they now. Remember the details of that night from over twenty years ago one said that he saw rant talking to holly another woman said that she heard a scream and heard holly saying. Let me go. A young woman named tanya goodson said that when she was only six years old a small car pulled up and asked her and holly if they wanted to get some candy holly put her hand out and he grabbed her and pulled her into the car. Tiny claim that the man's face was covered but the car matched description of the car. Andrei ran drove. Witnesses said that in january. Nineteen eighty-three rant approached a group of eleven children and lured them into a school bus with the promise of candy. And a ride to the park rancho the kids across state lines eventually arriving at newark international airport in new jersey before he turned around and drove them back to new york. In retrospect one of the now adult witnesses stated that he believes that ran realized he was in over his head and backed out of whatever he had planned to do with the kidnap children. He said it was nighttime and the kids were outside playing tag in the dark and didn't even realize they had been kidnapped..
"rand" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Paul Farmer, the bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb, All right? Let's get to it. Let's get to some audio here, Senator Rand Paul on the floor of the Senate gave a very powerful speech. It's been making its way around the Internet. You may have seen it or portion of it, and I want to play some of great because this this sham impeachment is going on. And they've already taken something of a vote yesterday and And the Democrats came up 12 votes short in the Senate, which is the body of 100 people, plus the tiebreaker. Comma lie Harris if need be. Also, Senator Leahy yesterday was rushed to the hospital 80 years old. He is presiding over the Senate's First goal impeachment Trump because Chief Justice John Roberts declined the honor of presiding over the Senate trial, since he doesn't believe that the Constitution provides for The Congress to impeach a private citizen. And and that's what President Trump is so the you know there's going to be no conviction. This is all just a television show from now on, and like our government in general, in the process of choosing our president, it's all terrible television show. And there will be no conviction. We we know that now unless something really radical changes. But the five Republican senators did vote not to convict yesterday. But on a separate issue that might be an indicator of things to come. And no no Lee. He was. I think Lady was released from the hospital, right he was, you know, poor old codger, he said. The guy's been stammering and bumbling for 25 years. And and he's been in the Senate. It's the Senate is a great place for bumbling idiots. That really is, and they're a lot of them. They're a whole lot of them. And well, let's just go right to Rand Paul because he gave he had a speech yesterday. I was listening to it. Truth be told. I was making a sandwich and my best girl was playing it on her laptop. And I knew that it was Rand. Paul, of course, and I said, was this just a short time because it was and I kept listening. I kept listening, and I stopped making my sandwich and I walked around. It was a peanut butter and jelly. And some ruffled Dutch ships. You know, Kit Kat rebel ships and yeah, and I have 15 grain 15 grand bread. Very tasting. It's you know, Catholic school lunch from My early childhood and still still great lunch. So here is here is Senator Rand Paul from yesterday on the floor of the Senate, revealing exposing the fraud that is this farcical political impeachment trial. Based on and here's another great point. Listen, listen to this because this is a great part if the president incited a riot. On the Ellipse on January 6 and sent the crowd down to go attack the capital. CNN would be playing that audio soundbite or those audio sound bites on a loop 24 hours a day. Here he is inciting the crowd to riot. But instead I mean, we played the audio. I'm saying going down peacefully, he says. He says the word peacefully peacefully Protest. Let him know you don't know how you feel and peacefully protest. But if the news media had one sound bite From the president, delivering that speech that day that incited insurrection or incited a riot or incited violence. They'd be playing it on a loop. But since no such sound bite exists. They can't play it and they don't play it on. Important point. I've got to say right now with that said, it's all a fraud. It's all a sham. And they, you know, I saw this thing on MSNBC yesterday. I think we had yesterday but didn't get to it. Where the morning joke crowd there Little circle chest they were having. They had some video that somebody took on their phone from the rally that day, and they were all the way in the back of the crowd so far back that they couldn't even hear the giant speaker system that was there. They could barely hear President Trump and a couple of people in the back of the crowd were yelling and storm the capital, and I mean in their hundreds of yards away from the president couldn't even hear the president. And there are a lot of Lord crowd noise and stuff, and MSNBC said. Yeah, the Democrats are going to present this and you know they're includes with the Democrats, so the Democrats will present this piece of video at the at the impeachment funny impeachment trial in the Senate. Um, but that's what they said. There were two people in the back of the crowd way way in the back of the crowd saying stormed the capital. And have you found those people? You probably find out they were being tongue in cheek. But that is basically what they're hanging their hat on. If M s DNC had the goods, they would be showing the video. Here's President Trump inciting insurrection. Here's President Trump telling them to go right at the Capitol. But that didn't exist. That video doesn't exist because it's not in the speech, so the media is not playing it, So you know it's always harder toe toe. Recognize what you don't see to realize that you know what's not being shown. But with the media is not showing what they're not telling you is that there is no clip of video from that day that shows the president inciting violence or insurrection or attacking the capital or anything of the kind. In fact, quite the opposite is true. If you watch the speech, read the speech, the opposite is true. But that doesn't matter to the Democrats because they've got the media on their side and the media just Makes lots of noise over here about insurrection and stuff, and they leave out the fact that there is no video or audio or any of the transcript of him saying anything remotely, ah, that remotely insights, insurrection or violence or attacking the capital. Here's Senator Rand Paul yesterday on the Senate floor on just laying bare what a fraud..
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"And when I heard Rand, Paul say that all I heard was dog collar and that's all I heard. Okay? Yes. Yeah. Dog, the hollering. Yes, they Holleran right now. Okay? Maybe I'm you know, foolish because I'm not the highest grade a weed in the dispensary. But can you play just that one part of what Joe Biden said again. Let's do it. Let's play it, Play it. Play it. Please cry for racial justice. Some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice, for all will be deferred. No longer cry for survival comes from planet itself, a cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear and now arise. Uploaded extremism, white supremacy. Domestic terrorism that we must confront, and we will defeat that right there. Stop right there. The only people who should be offended by what Joe Biden said a white supremacist. He didn't say anything about Republicans being white supremacist. He just said white supremacists in extreme extremism. All right, there shouldn't be an American alive who really believes in the creative America who should be upset about what he said. I mean, it is liberty and justice for all correct. Not some, Okay, not just white people. But all all means. My black ass dramas. Puerto Rican ass envies Dominican ass, Angela. He's black and Asian ass. Our producer Dan White ass all Okay. Anybody who was against that needed to be fatal snapped. Okay. They shouldn't be allowed to exist among us. Listen, here's the thing. The great honorable Elijah Mohammed wanted us to have our own lands. We can go build a nation within a nation to separate ourselves from the Rand Pauls of the world. Racist lawmakers like Rand Paul who create laws to oppress everyone, All right, we need to be separated.
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"Nama stay and welcome to live love engage. I am gloria grace rand today. I have got a lovely guest with us. Who is going to be talking about. Couple things talking about <hes>. Becoming an energy master and also about a new book that she has out there. Wealth is coming out <hes>. In april so <hes>. First off. I want to welcome christine wittman to loving gauge. Thank you gloria. I'm so happy to be with. You will be are delighted to have you. I'm looking forward to this for quite awhile and let me share with you. Our lovely listeners viewers on youtube. Who this wonderful amazing talented woman as she is a transformational leader celebrity coach and love attraction as well as a two time new york times bestselling author not just amazon folks. Now this is york times. This is the big time <hes>. Author of the art of having all an taming. Your alpha bitch loved him even allen. She's also the author of the international bestseller quantum success and as i mentioned a little bit earlier. She's got a new book. Called the desire factor is going to be out on april twenty first twenty twenty one <hes>. She's also appeared on bunch of news programs today. Show morning show. She's attacks tock <hes>. She's had her articles published. A lot of major magazines like people seventeen women's day and as a as an enough. She's the ceo and founder of quantum success learning academy in quantum success. Coaching academy which is a ten month law of attraction coaching certification program and she has helped over three thousand life coaches and helped countless others to unlock their power to manifest. Which i think we will probably also talk about here today. so i i'll christie. Tell us a little bit about <hes>. Being an energy master first off like what what is that actually <hes>. And and then what do we need to do to become. I guess what is it. Why is it important. Maybe that's yeah what is it. It's fair actually. Yeah that's a great question. I would big question when is it. Is you know you get to be the woops. Did i go out there you go. That was interesting. It shifted screens. I don't know why did that. So yeah energy mastery is really about you being the the employer of your life and therefore your creations and so we. Our consciousness is what creates our reality. We know this by universal laws by knowing that everything is vibration. Everything is energy and when we look at burley break breakdown what is our consciousness. It's what we say what. We think how we perceive or believe what we feel. And sometimes that's a big one because we don't wanna feel. We suppress our feelings. So we're still attracting from that place and then how we act and those are the things that we have influence over. We don't have influence over. What our partners are doing or how we want to change them or all the other things that are outside in what's happening in the world but we have a choice in how we respond to those things so mastering our own energy is really understanding. That you know life isn't sometimes full array moore's unicorns. Unfortunately there are things that happen right. We get sideswiped by information. We hear things in his could be shocking to the system and it's being able to feel the feelings to process them to choose the thoughts that we wanna feel really getting into a place where we are deliberately in tune and in check with our own energy because you know it very much looks like we're physical beings. We are right now. We're also energy and the way that we bring in energy is that we're energy. Receivers were always receiving an energy. We have trillions and trillions of cells at all have receptor sites on them that are needing energy and what most people do is they go out into the universe they go out to a grocery store and they get inundated by you know frequencies in energies in waves or maybe they call their mom or they call their friend. The friend is fear of something. So you're getting this energy that's coming into your system but if you're the one deliberately choosing the energy that you want to bring in now those receptor sites and the cells are filled so other people's energy bounces off because you are already filled so it's like urine energy receiver. You're an energy container right. We don't wanna to receive an energy and give it away receive an energy hold it ourselves. And then we're also energy transmitters and that's where the ways that we talked about we transmit energy by the words that we say by the thoughts that we think by the motions by the actions that we take by the perspective and all of that then by law of attraction comes back to us because if everything is waves of energy and it is quantum physics has shown it. Modern science has shown it. Einstein talked about it rate. Everything's waves and particles of energy. If we're the ones creating our reality by what we're sending out were the ones that are mastering our