40 Burst results for "Robert E"
Dan Abrams Conceals Stunning Family Secrets
"Of transition between a legal analyst a journalist slash porter and a TV clown but known I've for some time since I think I've told you this but I should have been more prudent Dan Abrams has a family secret no not that one Dan Abrams has a family secret and it's this Dan Abrams has failed to reveal on numerous of his platforms and he has many including I believe a Trump hating America hating Hamas supporting platform he has failed to reveal on a number of these platforms that said his brother -in -law brother -in -law Greg Andres you've never heard probably of before Greg Andres was assistant special counsel on Robert Mueller's team remember them investigating the Russia collusion hoax President Trump leaking like sieves two years millions of dollars later interfering in the election I don't remember Dan Abrams ever making a statement at media or most of his platforms that that's his brother -in -law while he's a legal analyst as a news reporter you know news reporter saved an obligation to be impartial and to be objective they're not supposed to be opinion makers you so an actual news reporters and journalists conceal such relationships it's a big deal it's a big deal so his brother -in -law obviously married to his sister who's a sister Ronnie Abrams who's Ronnie Abrams he's a federal judge in New York a federal judge in New York really appointed by Barack Obama another Democrat does he reveal that not to my knowledge but that's not my focus Greg Andres is my focus when you have wanted to know that this reporter that this journalist and ABC legal analyst that his family member was prominently involved in trying to put Donald Trump in prison? when the wouldn't that be relevant to know from a legal analyst and a journalist and a reporter? now obviously all analysts the other over at media I denounce where they're well aware they must be maybe they're not wouldn't be
Fresh update on "robert e" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Restrict certain late -term abortion procedures and the Gaines, Texas, anti -asotomy the autonomy statute. O 'Connor became the court's most critical swing vote. She told CBS News what being the first woman Supreme Court justice meant. It had an incredible ripple effect of making opportunities become available for women. Jim Criscilla, CBS News. And in the House of Representatives. A vote going on now to determine if New York Republican George Santos will be ousted. CBS's Nicole Killian. Any expulsion vote requires a two -thirds majority and many lawmakers we've talked to say they believe there is enough support to expel Congressman Santos but members are also being told to vote their conscience. So this really could go either way. A federal appeals court says lawsuits against former President Trump brought by Capitol police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the Capitol attack can move forward. Now to East. the Middle CBS's Robert Berger in Jerusalem has more on the renewed fighting between Israel and Hamas. Israeli warplanes started hitting targets in Gaza minutes after the ceasefire ended and they've dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to leave the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. That's where Hamas leaders and fighters are believed to be hiding out in tunnels underground. So Khan Yunis appears to be the next major target for the Israeli military There's been no comment from Buffalo Bills Time backer Von Miller after his arrest on charges of domestic violence he's accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend in a Dallas suburb. Tim Graham of The Athletic. Innocent until proven guilty of course but the information spelled out out in the affidavit for his arrest warrant is heavy and
A highlight from Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Bitcoin with Robert Breedlove
"Bitcoin gets you to a world of more localism, so presumably you would have less proceeds to fund these bullshit false narratives, you'd have less of the systemic lying, less of the systemic stealing, and this would be just a more peaceful and prosperous world. Hello there from Texas, we've made it here to Dallas with my boy Danny, we're here for the Texas blockchain summit, a very exciting week of interviews ahead, some very cool ones booked in, cannot wait to get them out, get them out for you to hear them. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and I've got Robert Breedlove on the show today. Now this was a very cool experience, we managed to get Breedlove down to Bedford, we got him down to the football club, we also got him out, we went for some drinks, went for some dinner, ate some steak. It's been very cool to see people now starting to make the pilgrimage to my little town, and hopefully we're going to see some of you there next year for our conference cheat code. Plans for that are going very well, I know hotel rooms are going quickly, so if you do want to come, you better go and check that out quick. You can find out more about the whole event at cheatcode .co .uk, but in this interview with Robert, we get into all the things we tend to get into, but I think we're a little bit less confrontational today. I think we've come to this kind of like realization is that we both come into the problem just through a different path, which is pretty cool because we start to agree on a bunch of things, so you know what we're going to talk about, tax, slavery, the role of government, the role of Bitcoin in all of this, everything we tend to talk about when I get Breedlove on the show. But I love this, I just wish we'd had longer, we didn't have a lot of time for this, we got about an hour in, and the first 10 minutes I lost because I forgot to press record, I didn't have Danny with me, so obviously I made a stupid mistake. But I do hope you enjoy this, if you've got any questions about this show or anything else, you know how to get in touch, it's hello at whatbitcoindid .com.
Fresh update on "robert e" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"When it's something as important as your child's car seat, don't just think. No. Double check if your child is in the right seat for their age and size. It'll help protect them in a car crash. Don't just think. No. By visiting nhtsa .gov slash the right seat. A message from NHTSA and the Ad Council. A graduate with three degrees from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Robert Cohen chairs NJIT's Board of Trustees. He's also a top executive at medical device maker Striker Corporation and helps recruit top talent from universities like NJIT. If you look at where NJIT students are going, go to a career fair. There are lines of companies want that to get into the career fair and it's because they see those students as practical, innovative. I can tell you for a fact because we hire many NJIT graduates. These students can contribute right from from the get go. The guy who reports to me who's in charge of all my implant development, NJIT grad. The guy who reports to me in charge of all my robotics development, NJIT grad. They contribute to development cycle. They contribute to the testing. We have NJIT graduates in manufacturing. We have NJIT graduates in quality assurance. We have NJIT graduates in our computer computer science. These students are some of our best. NJIT New
A highlight from George C. Wolfe - 'Rustin'
"Monarch Legacy of Monsters, an Apple Original Series. The world is on fire. I decided to do something about it. On November 17th. This place, it's not ours. Believe me. The most massive event of the year arrives. If you come with me, you'll know everything, I promise. Oh my God, go, go, go! Monarch Legacy of Monsters, streaming November 17th. Only on Apple TV+. My guest today is one of the great storytellers of Stage and Screen, which is why it's only fitting that he's here at the Fest to collect the Storyteller Award. He's a playwright best known for writing 1986's The Colored Museum and co -writing 1992's Jelly's Last Gem. He's a theater director best known for directing the original Broadway productions of Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Perestroika, two landmark plays in 1993, and a host of Broadway musicals, including 1996's Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk, 2004's Caroline or Change, and 2016's Shuffle Along. And he's a screen director best known for directing the 2005 limited series Lackawanna Blues and the films Night in Rodanthe from 2008, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from 2017, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom from 2020, and this year's Rustin, the story of Bayard Rustin, the gay civil rights activist who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Over the course of his career, this 69 -year -old has been nominated 15 times for a Tony Award, winning three for best direction of a play for Angels in America Millennium Approaches in 1993, best direction of a musical for Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk in 1996, and best special theatrical event for Elaine Stritch at Liberty in 2002. He was nominated for an Emmy best directing for a limited series for Lackawanna Blues in 2005, and he has twice been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing of a miniseries or TV film for Lackawanna Blues in 2006, which resulted in a win, and for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2018. The New York Times' Ben Brantley has described him as a brilliant stage director, arguably the best now working in the American theater. The Los Angeles Times declared, there are few living talents who could be viewed as as much of a New York theater institution. Interview Magazine said it would be difficult to overstate his status on Broadway, and Tony Kushner proclaimed that he is the premier theater artist of my generation. And those are just the quotes about his work in theater. There are many more about his work in film. But without further ado, would you please join me in welcoming to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival and to the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter Podcast, Mr. George C. Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe, thank you so much for coming to Savannah. Glad to be here, glad to. Let's just start at the very beginning. Where were you born and raised, and what did your folks do for a living? I was born and raised in Frankfort, Kentucky. My mother was a teacher, and she later became a principal of the schools. I went to that school. She taught me. It was horrifying. My father worked for the state government, and that's that. For the first eight years of your life, the town in which you grew up was segregated. Yes. You have spoken about wanting to go see a movie, 101 Dalmatians, and not being able to do that because of your race. Well, my grandmother was this incredibly ferocious figure who would take on anybody. I telling remember her that I wanted to go see 101 Dalmatians at the Capitol Theater. I remember her calling and them telling her no. It was sort of startling and shocking and fascinating because it was the first time I'd ever see her come into contact with a no. So that was fascinating. But then it integrated, and then at one point, when I went to high school, I was editor of the high school newspaper, and I went and convinced the man who ran the Capitol Theater that I should go see movies for free so that I could write reviews. He said, but by the time the review comes out, the movies will be gone. I said, but it's cultivating a love of movies, and so that's what my column will do. It was my slight payback because then I got to go see movies for free. I love it. Let's talk, though, there's a moment you've described over the years. You were in fourth grade, and your, at that time, all black grade goes to an all white class. But that time, I think it was probably a little bit older, so I got about the PTA and the singing. Well, I think by that time, Frankfurt was integrated, but I still went to this black school which was connected to a university there. And the principal, this woman named Minnie J. Hitch, you told us, because we were going to be singing a song, and the lyrics were these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame. And she told us that when we got to the line that liberty is a torch burning with a steady flame, we should sing it with a ferocity and that we would shatter all racism in the room. So I literally remember these truths we are declaring that all men are the same, that liberty is a torch, you know. And then racism was gone. And racism was gone, exactly. They were all transformed. But it sort of was like so cluelessly wonderful for somebody to tell someone that young that if you say words and if you say them with power and conviction, you can change people. And that sense of potency of conviction and language was embedded in me, and it's never left. When did you see your first theatrical production that was done professionally? When I was 12 or 13, my mother went to do some advanced degree work at NYU, and she brought me a log, and it was one summer. And so I saw a production of West Side Story that was done at the State Theater at Lincoln Center. Then I saw a production of Hello Dolly with Cab Calloway and Pearl Bailey. And then I saw a production, as it turns out, from the Public Theater and Mobile Unit that Cleavon Little played Hamlet. Wow. And it was done in Washington Square Park. Wow. And some in respect, each of those three productions had, I think, a lasting impact on a kind of aesthetic. Right. And the thing interesting about the Mobile Unit, it was free. And so it was seeing the rawness of that energy of the audience was also very, it was very, very, really wonderful and really interesting and great. So the throughout rest of your time in high school, you were increasingly involved in theater and school. I don't know if it was specific, I think, was it writing, directing, acting? What were you focused on at that point? Acting and directing. And also it's very interesting because when I went to that high school, I stuttered really intensely. So this is one thing I was talking about earlier. So they decided that I was stupid because I stuttered. And so they called my mother over to the school to say, and they wanted to put me in remedial classes. And she says, are you crazy? No, that's not happening. And so I developed an Evita complex. So I said, by the time I leave this school, I will be running it. And so I was editor. I was drum major. I was the worst drum major since the dawn of time. I just, you know, I was editor of the newspaper, of the literary magazine. I just did all these stubs just to, you know, how dare you dismiss? I could tell. And I never heard the story about them calling my mother over, but I could tell I was being disregarded. Right. I sensed it. And I went, no. So you start college in Kentucky and then move to Pomona and California. What at that time? This is there. Oh, yeah. We're doing the whole thing. Exactly. What was the idea of going out to California? Was it just to have a change of scenery or did you were you already thinking maybe that's where you go if you want to be in show business? No, not at all. I had always dreamed of going to New York. I would I would watch, you know, TV shows that were set in New York, like the Dick Van Dyke Show. And I remember this is kind of neurotic and crazy. But I what I really I was obsessed with Disney and I wanted to have my own amusement park. But I wanted money. I knew you need a lot of money. So I decided that actors made a lot of money. This is when I was seven or eight. And so and I knew the actors starved. So when I was seven or eight, I used to practice not eating. So that when I went to New York, this is insanely true that, you know, that I so I could deal with it, you know. Well, little did I know one doesn't need to practice starvation. So you graduate from Pomona, go to L .A. for a little while to do theater, to do theater. OK, now theater, as I guess you quickly concluded, is primarily in New York. Well, yeah, I mean, at one point I did shows and I started to get some good reviews in the L .A. Times. And then I got called in. I don't even remember for to be a writer on a sitcom. And and I and I said something funny and they said, oh, he's quick. We're going to have to tie one hand behind his back. And I took that literally. And that's when I went I'm moving to New York. You know, I just was it was like time to go time to go time to go confront a whole bunch of other stuff and things I need to learn and get smarter about. Well, so, OK, you move. It's 1979. You're in your 20s. You moved to New York. Early 20s. Early 20s. Right, right, right. Very early. In fact, I was 19. I was just pretending to be 20. Something like that. Yeah. You moved to New York. There are a number of years then after moving there that were we can say lean. You got to put into practice not eating so much. You what said once quote, I came to New York to write and direct. And when I got here, a lot of my rage came out. Close quote. What do you mean by that? Well, it's so interesting because in L .A., it's you know, it's you know, there's more space. So so, you know, poverty and wealth are very much so separated. And then in New York, it's, you know, they're next door to each other. And the intensity of the inequity at the time, plus the fact that I had no real power over my existence, sort of magnified all of that. And I remember I remember seeing I remember at one time seeing this image of this of this woman in a fur coat. It was winter and eating chocolates and there was a subway vent and there was this homeless woman sitting there. And she had newspaper wrapped around her legs instead of boots. And she was like like crazy and was like and just seeing those two images next to each other. It's you know, it's the thing about New York. Every single time you step foot outside your front door, you see somebody who is worse off than you and you see somebody who is living a completely different life to you. So you have you get instant perspective whether you want it or not. So in those those leaner years, you are teaching a little bit. You're going to get your own MFA at NYU Tisch in dramatic writing, your... Dramatic writing and musical theater and a double MFA. And then there's a opportunity to have a work of yours produced for the first time at Playwrights' Horizon, which is a big deal. Playwrights? No. And how did that go? Well, it it was interesting. It was it was ultimately the best thing that could have happened for my career. I didn't direct it. I wrote the I wrote the book and I wrote the lyrics for it. And it and there were things that in the rehearsal process that I. And also, when I first came to New York, I said, I'm a writer and director, and they said, no, you can't do both. You have to focus in on one. I said, but I could do both. And they said, no, you can't. So I focused just on the writing. So then I there were things that were happening in the rehearsal room that I knew weren't right. But in the spirit of ra ra ra, getting along and being good guy and all this sort of stuff, I didn't object. And then I remember there was a tornado passing through New York City on the day my bad review came out. So I'm standing on the corner of 95th and Broadway with the winds blowing. I'm reading this hate review. And it was so very painful. But it was really interesting because it was very good for me because, you know, I went, oh, if this happens again, if I get another bad review. And of course, I've gotten bad reviews. But if it's going to be because it's my vision. Because it's I because I put every single thing I had on the line. Everybody, we're only in the room to make a very beautiful baby. And if we become good friends as a result of that, that's fine. But we all have a responsibility. The people that you're collaborating with to do their finest, best work. And you have to do your finest, best work. And it was interestingly enough, when I was at NYU, the piece that I wrote that bombed, I went, oh, this is going to be successful. And then there was this play that I wrote just for myself called The Colored Museum. And yeah, none of y 'all applauded when I said the title of the other thing, Paradise, did you? No. But that's what happened. It was the most interesting thing because I wrote one for success and I wrote one for myself. And that was the thing that succeeded. And so it was a very deeply, deeply, deeply valuable lesson. It was just like, and then eight weeks later, all those people who trashed, eight weeks, no, eight months were that it were eight weeks. Eight months later, all those people who trashed me were going, oh, where has he been? Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. And I'm so glad it happened that way. I'm so glad that the first piece was treated that way so that therefore it gave me a clarity and a sense of responsibility. And doing and doing work that I believed in and and that was that I believe mattered as opposed to something that was going to lead to success. It was just one of those slap you in the face and get smart, George. So you mentioned The Colored Museum, which let's just say, though, you know, you had you're coming off the rough review. How did you even get the opportunity to do The Colored Museum, which is going to as if you don't know, it was the first big success for Mr. Wolf. So how did that opportunity even come out of that? Well, it came out of that because I was at Playwrights Horizons because the guy named Lee Richardson, who was running a theater called Crossroads, said you're at Playwrights Horizons. And I don't think there's ever been a black playwright at Playwrights Horizons. Do you have something else that you've written? I said, well, funny you should ask. Dada, Colored Museum. And so that's how it happened. So there is there were they were both connected in a in a in a way that didn't seem so at the time, but was sort of brilliantly perfect. I want to ask you. So The Colored Museum is produced at Crossroads in 86 and then moved to the Public Theater in 87, which you'll notice the Public Theater, the great off Broadway institution, is going to come up quite a few times in this conversation. But for people who weren't around at that time or don't know or whatever, can you describe what The Colored Museum is about and what the controversy backlash that that provoked was? Because it was you you had to develop thick skin early on because it was not all fun and games in response to that one either. Well, but that was different. That was called pure unadulterated jealousy. So that was that was that was just, you know, I came from nowhere and all of a sudden I'm at the Public Theater. And Frank Rich wrote a wrote a review, a rave review, and said it's the kind of playwright who takes no prisoners. And people thought and that meant he kills people. The language kills them. And people thought that that meant I was soft. So it was just like that was just dumb cluelessness. That was very that was very easy to dismiss. And and, you know, and it was it was just jealousy. It was and that I, you know, I went, oh, my feelings are hurt. Oh, I'm over that. OK, go to hell. You know, it's just sort of like I didn't I didn't sweat about that. Well, tell us a little bit about the show, because this is your big success. First. Yeah, it was first. Well, it's it's interesting when I was at NYU. In the dramatic writing program, there are about three or four people writing plays about old black tap dancers, and they didn't happen to be old black or tap dancers. And so and I was just I was just I just thought about it. And I said, so somebody has figured out, has made a decision or dynamics have been created so that people have decided what black is. And I'm going, I'm black, I'm black my entire life. And I view it as this ever changing, complicated, insane, brilliant, amazing thing. So it was an effort to shatter, shatter any preconceived notions that I thought were going to stand in the way of what I wanted to create. So I wrote this play, which was eight exhibits set inside a museum. So I wanted to shatter all the perception, any perceptions that were in my head. So it's to liberate me to go in any direction that I wanted it to. And that's what happened. And it became this and it became this very successful show. It played, I think, for I think for 10 months at the Public Theater. Then it went to the Royal Court in London. Then it toured all around. And now it's it's high schools do it now and stuff, which is great. So it's in. And then as a result of it, then I started getting interesting from that. I went from, you know, being completely flat broke to then I met the kids of studios. I got Mike Nichols wanted me to write a movie for him. Robert Altman wanted me to write movies. So all of a sudden, you know, these job opportunities happened. But it wasn't for many years that you actually went into film. In the meantime, you were kind of seizing this interest in the theater, this opportunity now in theater. There was a person who is legendary by the name of Joseph Papp, who founded and ran the public, who took a great interest in you and, you know, brought you in there. And and we can say, you know, in addition to producing the colored museum, right. Named you one of three resident directors there offered to have a producing entity within the public for you. This was a big champion to have. He then passes away in 1991. He gets succeeded by a lady who was there for only 18 months. And then in August 1993, this institution of the sort of first thing that comes to mind when you think, at least for me, off Broadway comes looking for a new director. How did you become aware that there was interest in you for that position? And was it was that job, which you then spoiler alert, got and held for the next 12 years? Was it what you thought it would be? Nothing is ever what you think is going to be. But that's the point of the journey. It was actually it was I was I directed a Broadway show called Jealous Last Jab. And then I was then offered Angels in America. And and then I was in the middle of directing a seven hour play. And then they called up my lawyer and said, we want to talk to George about running the public theater. And I went, well, I'm kind of busy right now. Can they come back after? And they said no. And so they wanted to make a decision. So when I was in rehearsal, it was announced that I was running the public theater. It was I loved the thing which I loved. I loved, loved about running the public theater was giving artists money, giving artists money and spaces where they could go do work. It was that, you know, because I after after Jelly, I went, oh, this is hard. Surviving Broadway and dealing with all of these all of the dynamics and the money and the audiences and all of that stuff. This is really, really hard. And you have to be really, really tough. And so I knew all these artists who were really gifted, incredibly gifted people, but maybe weren't as tough. Can we can I just mention a few? Because these are shows that were given a spotlight by you in those years, which, in fact, several of them were just revived in the last couple of years. So decades later, people are, you know, coming back to them. But let's note, Twilight, Los Angeles, 1992. This was a dear, dear, very Smith and important show there. That was 1994. We had Top Dog Underdog, Suzan -Laurie Parks wins the Pulitzer for that 19 excuse me, 2002. Take me out again. Just revive. So these are the kinds of people who were talking about where you can. And this the public was not particularly known for its being inclusive prior to your tenure. Well, I'd say it was I think probably yes. I think it's also a place that gave us, you know, for colored girls and it's also a place that gave us for short eyes. So I'm so I would I wouldn't totally agree with that. And also these were very smart artists and these were tough artists. But there were, you know, it's just you people when you're beginning, you need a place to play, which means you need a place to fail so that you can get smarter. Like I had with Playwrights Horizons, you need you need to to do the work and not feel the pressure of it being the biggest hit in the world because you're growing and you're learning and you're getting smarter and you're getting tougher and you're learning more savvy. Just like the things that I allowed on the first production that was done, I didn't allow on the second one. And so you get, you know, so you're growing, you're growing all these muscles. It's not just your talent muscles. It's your your ability to defend yourself and to protect your work and to go, I disagree with that. And, you know, I remember one time there was a writer who was doing a play and a couple of things got really wonky at rehearsals. And I said, well, why didn't you speak up? He said, well, I was just scared that I was actually doing a play at the public theater and somebody was going to discover I didn't know what the hell I was doing and throw me out. And it's that fear you have to get. You have to realize that fear and doubt and other stuff, all that stuff is a part of growing and you have to have permission to grow. And so that's that's what I took on very much so, which is creating a space that was there. I wanted the I wanted the audiences and the artists there. I wanted it to look like the subway at rush hour in New York. I wanted to have all kinds of people there. So that was the thing that I loved after a while. It became very, very clear to me that as much as I was creating spaces for other artists, it was very challenging to be one. And while being in charge. Well, let's go back to, again, what you were doing when you got that opportunity to go there, because this was the beginning. While you're creating these opportunities for people off Broadway, you were making your first inroads on Broadway. As you mentioned, Jelly's Last Jam, 1992, you co -wrote and directed this about Jelly Roll Morton and the birth of jazz. Your first Broadway show musical with Gregory Hines and small role the first time you're working with Savion Glover. And this gets 11 Tony nominations, wins three and sort of leads to Angels in America. Now, this is it's been looked back at. I think the New York Times looked at it as the greatest show on Broadway of the last 30 years. It's an all timer, obviously, but you first saw it as a spectator in Los Angeles. It started at the Mark Tabor Forum. There doesn't sound like there was even a thought in your head that you might ever have anything to do with this. How did that change? Well, Jelly had opened up and I worked with a producer named Margo Lion, who passed away, who was a very dear friend of mine. And everybody, you know, and there were some changes that were going to be made from the Tabor to when it moved to Broadway. And she brought my name up and Tony Kushner and someone called me up and said, Tony Kushner wants to come and talk to you. I said, OK. And he came over and he talked and I had never read the play. I had only seen it. So I talked to him about it and just gave him my observations.
Fresh update on "robert e" discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"What would your life be like if you had seven kids? Would you be good at your job? No, I would be terrible. So you have three and a half times as many kids as you have right now. And that's just what your life is like. You have seven kids. So Robert Sala has seven kids. I heard that. I was like, how is he even like the special teams coach, much less the NFL head coach? I don't know anyone who has seven kids. As a fellow bald man with Robert Sala, I'm like, how does he have time to just shave that dome? I mean, it's always bright and shiny. If I had seven kids, this thing would be growing out quite a bit. So yeah, I don't know. He's figured out some way to keep his job. Seven is just like, I can't even envision it in my head. If you say three, I can envision it. If you say four, like give me 10 minutes, maybe I can pass that. And it's just like, what is happening here? Do you know anyone with four kids? I don't know. Now it's just like once, now with my friend group, it's like once someone has the third, it's like, whoa, like, whoa, what happened there? I feel like two has become the very common number for most people of my age. Three kids really feels like you're riding a motorcycle 90 miles an hour without a helmet. Seven kids? Anyway, I might be going against seven kid Robert Sala. All right, I asked you for two picks. What's your first one? All right, first one, I am going to Houston. I like this Texans team minus three and a half at home against the Denver Broncos. So this is part a little bit of a fade on the Broncos and part, I really liked this Texans team. The first part is the way the Broncos are winning. I give them credit, you know, you and I talked about before the season, you know, I adopted your whole, you know, replace the horrible coach and then bet on that team. And we were like, all right, Sean Payton, Nathaniel Hackett, this is going to be easy. And then a month in we're going, all right, that didn't work out. Well, now it's, you know, they're right in the mix. They've won five in a row. I don't think the way they're winning is sustainable. They're plus 13 on turnovers during this five game winning streak. That's five turnovers better than any other team. Like that's great. Turnovers are important. There's also a randomness to it, a luck to it that I don't think they're going to be able to keep winning that way. You know, offensively, it's like Russell Wilson, check down, hand the ball off. And then like three times a game, he makes an incredible play to Courtland Sutton, but he's thrown for 200 yards once during this five game winning streak in the year 2023. That's like unheard of for a quarterback. So I just think offensively and defensively, I think the Broncos are competent. I think they're still below average. I don't think they're nearly as good as that five game winning streak would indicate. And then on the other side, I really liked this Texans team. Even last week, they lose to the Jaguars, but CJ Stroud, like they weren't winning that game schematically. He was just creating and making plays and he looked incredible. Like he's gone from, hey, he's a fun rookie quarterback to now like, no, I think he's like one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. They're third in passing TVOA right now with that supporting cast, with the rookie quarterback, he throws for over 300 every week. And so I think Stroud and this Texans team, they're gonna bounce back. Their secondary has gotten healthy. I think they're making the playoffs. I don't think the Broncos are making the playoffs. And I like Houston quite, I wish it was minus three instead of three and a half, but I still like them at three and a half. You know, sometimes you can't be afraid of that hook. You just gotta do it. Yeah. So I was looking at this one as well, that Denver five game winning streak, they beat the Packers by two, really weird 24 to nine chiefs win, which whatever that'll happen. Mahomes was sick I think. Yeah, Mahomes was sick. They still won, but yeah. The game had a weird vibe the whole game. Buffalo 24, 22, a game that Buffalo is just kicking themselves. Minnesota, they win 21, 20, and it felt like Dobbs had a chance to steal that one. And then last week, you know, they beat Cleveland 29, 12. That game was pretty close and DTR got hurt and PJ Walker came in and it was over. But I thought what was, I felt like Cleveland had a chance to come back. What was interesting is Denver came down in the first two series and just butt smacked the Browns defense and scored both times. And that was the first time I was like, wait a second.
A highlight from The Chopping Block: Why Vivek Ramaswamy Wants Less Crypto Regulation - Ep. 569
"What's happening today is the assault on crypto is not coming from Congress. It's coming from an unconstitutional regulatory state, particularly the SEC, that never had the legal authority to take the positions that they're taking. And so I can get into far more detail, but that's what animates me on this is it's a constitutional question first of which crypto and the crypto sector has, I think, have been left holding the bag rather than a coming at this as a pro crypto crusade. And how do I understand government? It's the other way around. I understand the Constitution and I understand the government. Now how do we look at the sectors that have been harmed? Let me understand those that I don't. And that's been my journey of education and understanding how it's been a wet blanket on innovation and crypto, the unconstitutional overreach of the administrative state. Not a dividend. It's a tale of two fun. Now your losses are on someone else's balance. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I'm into trading firms who are very involved. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the chopping block. Every couple of weeks, the four of us get together and give the industry insider perspective on the crypto topics of the day. First up, we've got Tom, the DeFi Maven and Master of Memes. Oh, hello. I'm getting used to this stuff. We're going to get this down. We're going to get this down. Robert, the crypto connoisseur and czar of Superstate. GM. And we've got Tarun, the giga brain and Grand Poobah at Gauntlet. Aloha Central from America. And finally, I'm Haseeb, the head hype man at Dragonfly. We're early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. So today we've got a special guest, Vivek Ramaswamy, the Republican hopeful who's currently running for office, one of the remaining, I think, top four candidates who's in the running for the Republican nomination. And we're going to chat with him today about his crypto policy. Vivek, great to have you on the show. It's good to be on, guys. Yeah. So my understanding is that right now you're about to unveil your crypto policy. And crypto has been a big one part of your platform. I know you've got a bunch of different angles. I know that you're also on the campaign trail. Things are, I'm sure, crazy. We heard you were just off camera chowing down on some Indian food. We have to ask, what's your food of choice? Also, Indian food on the campaign trail seems aggressively messy. What's your strategy there? My strategy is don't wear white shirts because white shirts are magnets for that. Ties are magnets for like the Indian food grease. Actually, my top food of choice isn't much better on this either. It's Mexican food. So I am famous for scarfing down enchiladas before and after big events. That's usually my pump up. And it's also my decompress is like a heavy plate of cheese enchiladas. But as you notice, like literally, I was not wearing white. So you guys, unless you hadn't asked about it, your audience wouldn't have even known. But if I was wearing a white shirt and tie, your audience would have absolutely known what I was eating. Yeah, respect. I mean, it's a messy cuisine. So I respect the carefulness that you're taking here. That's impressive. Is there prudence is something you need in a president, I think. So somebody who's able to think these things through, I think, is part of the equation.
Fresh "Robert E" from The Big Take
"Starts with F, the owner of the social media platform proposed what the advertisers could do. He made the comment Wednesday at the New York Times Deal Book Summit. The Atlantic hurricane season ended today and it will go down in the record books as the fourth most active since 1950. There were officially twenty named storms, seven that became hurricanes with three major hurricanes, but back in January there was also a subtropical storm that remained nameless. From the aspect of the total number of storms, it was quite a bit above normal. However, the number of major hurricanes was right after normal. That's National Weather Service reporter Robert Moyeda. Buffalo Bills edge rusher Von Miller is facing charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in Dallas. Police said Miller's girlfriend alleges he touched her and put his hands on her neck during an argument at their home. I'm sorry. The United States is poised to extract more oil and gas than ever before. In 2023, the latest federal government forecast shows a record of 12 .9 million barrels of crude oil, more than double what was produced a decade ago being of oil and gas on
A highlight from Is the Bull Market Back? With Alex Thorn
"During the bear market between 2013 and 17, it was like, you know, bitcoins for criminals. Now it's like largest asset manager on earth as part of a flight to quality trade. It's truly remarkable. Hello there. How are you all doing? We've got a good weekend planned. We've got a big weekend here in Bedford. Lots of football. We've also got Robert Breedlove in town for our Bitcoin meetup at McMullen Park in Bedford. So if you want to join us for that, if you're in or around Bedford, we're kicking off at 12. But we're meeting at 12 for a 12 .30 start. We will have pizza, beer and soft drinks for everyone. And we'll be talking to Robert about Bitcoin and various macro things and what's going on in the world. So come and join us down at McMullen Park and we'll have a football match afterwards. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack. And today we are back with Galaxy brain Alex Thorne to get into everything from hip hop to ETFs. Now, a few months back, we had Alex on the show to talk about the potential for a BlackRock ETF to trigger hyper Bitcoinization. And since then, we've had a few bits of news. So we asked Alex to come back on the show and update us on everything so we can get behind the speculation. What may happen to the price after the SEC finally approves a Bitcoin ETF? Now, Galaxy Research, headed up by Alex, recently released a report suggesting that in the first year following approval, the ETFs could see inflows of $14 .4 billion. And this is a conservative guess. So I'm feeling bullish right now. I know you are. The price is moving. It's a bit frothy, which is pretty cool. But if you have any questions about this or anything else, please do hit me up. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. All right. On to the show.
Fresh "Robert E" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Raindrops of are starting to fall nothing too strong just yet julia roberts says her new movie should come with little a alcohol more from abc's jason nathanson the julia roberts psychological thriller leave the world behind at its premiere in and then wednesday night something is happening and i don't trust them films about what happens when all communication devices go down and people start turning on one another roberts was on hand with writer director sam esmail noting that it's a bit of a watch stressful well how would you describe it well i think tickets should be sold with a drink voucher yes uh number one leave the world behind is out now in theaters in limited release and will hit netflix a week from friday jason nathanson abc news hollywood hoodies going to hollywood darius rucker is going to be honored next week with the star on the hollywood walk of fame the south carolina native is going to receive the award in the recording category rucker was indicted uh inducted i should say not into the grand olfrey in 2012 and won his third grammy two years later abc headlines are next i'm marina rockinger and here's what's going on sponsored by muckleshoot casino grab your feather boa get and ready get for a great time with the lalas at muckleshoot casino thursday and friday night at galaxy this show brings the best in burlesque the great figgy pudding caroling competition is back it takes place at pike place where you can hear dozens of caroling teams sing and you get to vote for your favorite it's this friday night from from six to eight thirty also friday night at seneca plaza in freeway park it's twinkle twinkle with a fires s'mores hot chocolate holiday lights and carolers some music around town alt it j plays show box soto friday through sunday christian pop duo for king and country play angel of the winds jenny lewis takes over the paramount on saturday and the 1975 play climate pledge arena on saturday if you're looking for a twist
A highlight from Did Blur Cause a Decline in the NFT Market? The Chopping Block- Ep. 567
"Not a dividend. It's a tale of two quants. Now your losses are on someone else's balance. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I made trading firms who were very involved. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello everybody, welcome to the chopping block. Every couple weeks the four of us get together and give the industry insiders perspective on the crypto topics of the day. So quick intro is first we've got Tom, the DeFi Maven and Master of Memes. Hello. We've got Robert, the Crypto Connoisseur and Captain of Compound. GM everybody. Wait, sorry, Tsar of Super State. Sorry. Tsar of Super State. Then we've got Tarun, the Giga Brain and Grand Pooba at Conlon. Hello. Very creative. And I'm a Seeb the head hype man at Dragonfly. So we are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see chopping block .xyz for more disclosure. Can I start with a disclaimer disclosure? I'm not drinking a Red Bull, not because I'm allowed to bring one and there happened to be Celsius at this podcast, which is great, but not Red Bull. I can't touch anything with the name Celsius. I just figured I had to point it out because I know someone on Twitter will comment on it. Yeah, honestly, I was about to call you out. I'm like, dude, we were losing the sponsorship money really fast the moment you started drinking Celsius. If you get out of bankruptcy court, Celsius stock is actually ripping. Not, not the, not the crypto Celsius Celsius. Yeah. It's crazy people. Americans love energy drinks right up. Well, Monster Energy is actually one of the most successful stocks of last like five years or whatever. There you go. And what was the one that IPO that water with liquid death? Oh yeah. That's right. That was ridiculous. That went public. That went public. Yeah. It's I mean, I don't really get it. So interestingly, I mean, some people who know me know this, but I only drink water. And so a lot of people, especially when I got into crypto and like, there's a lot of money being thrown around and stuff, people would try to give me gifts and a lot of common gifts. It's like, oh, you get some like a really fancy alcohol. And so people are like, oh, you don't drink. Like, what can I get you? And so people would try to get me like really rare water. So it was like, oh, this water is bottled in like Switzerland and it's got this super failure. You know, there is, I can't taste it. I had a whole non -alcoholic spirit industry now, which makes non -alcoholic tequila and non -alcoholic. Like they're meant to taste like a very weird. I don't see the attraction. Yeah. I can't think of anything worse than tequila without alcohol. Yeah. That sounds, that sounds like actively the wrong way to go. A lot of them are just like basically melatonin plus likes, because like they're meant as like sleep aids for like people who are like trying to drink less, but they want, they want to like, they use drinking the sleep. Do people drink tequila as a sleep aid? You know, I, I, I, I'm just giving you the pitch from these people. I don't, I, I can't really relate to the user. Well, somehow I am not in the target market for liquid death, even though I only drink water, but I'm just like, yeah, just get regular bottled water. Anyway. No sparkling. I do. I know I do sparkling water as well. So that's one of like, I'm trying to be fun. I will get sparkling. Would you do something? I know that's, that's what I'm really getting wild. I'll get sparkling water, maybe a lemon if I'm really feeling spicy.
A highlight from Bitcoins Full Potential Value with Jesse Myers
"This sounds crazy, and I get that, $10 million per Bitcoin is what this resulted in, and I think it's kind of conservative in its estimates, and that's crazy. Good morning, everybody. How are you all doing? It is raining here in Bedford. It feels like it's rained every day this year, it's a nonstop rain. Anyway, it was a late night, I went out to watch Railbit for last night, and it won again. Still top of the league with a little gap opened up, as MK Irish were not playing. That's our men's and ladies' top of the league. And listen, if you've got nothing on this weekend, on Saturday before the football, we have got a Bitcoin meetup, and we're going to be joined by Robert Breedlove. Yes, I am getting Breedlove in Bedford, and we're going to do a meetup before the game. Talk about Bitcoin, money, a few other things. So come and join us, that's from 12 o 'clock at McMullen Park in Bedford. There will be pizza, beer, and soft drinks provided. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today I have Jesse Mayers, aka Crocius, from OnRamp Bitcoin on the podcast. Now in this interview, we get into his article, Bitcoin's full potential valuation, and we discuss what is causing Bitcoin's value appreciation and just how high it can go. Now, it was a very interesting conversation, and I've been following Crocius on Twitter for a long time now, and I really like his writings, so it was cool to get him finally on the show. Now, if you've got any questions about this or anything else, then please do hit me up. You can reach out to me as hello at whatbitcoindid .com.
A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER CALLED OUT FOR CRYPTO FAILURES!!
"The SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts, you don't say? And SEC Commissioner Mark Ueda is calling out the agency on their lack of rules and regulations around the crypto industry. Also the UK has released their staple coin regulation ban, and a bunch of NFT goers at the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT convention went blind? Let's break it down. Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. Well folks, we've got a report here from Jeff Roberts, who is a crypto editor at Fortune magazine. He said the SEC is having trouble hiring crypto experts because of a rule they must sell all their crypto. He said, would make more sense to allow staff to hold a modest amount. This would also make them better at their job. So the SEC unbelievably is saying you have to sell all your crypto, right? It's not that they have to sell all their crypto, they should obviously have to disclose it and they should understand the technology and be able to use it and test it out. But of course we're dealing with scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, who's making up all kinds of buddies can come in and take over. Matt Hogan of Bitwise, who I've had on the podcast quite often, he weighed in on the matter. He said, an obvious but unspoken implication of this is that the SEC will be staffed by people who dislike crypto. The only people with crypto expertise and a willingness to divest 100 % of their crypto are deep seated skeptics. This rule enforces a strong bias in hiring. Paul Grewal of Coinbase said, believe it or not, as a federal magistrate judge, I used to have a traffic ticket docket, think national parks, defense bases, VA hospitals. Imagine if the parties had learned a person deciding their auto accident case was forbidden from driving a car. Great points here. Now, Mark Ueda, who's one of the sitting SEC commissioners, and he is a Republican, him and Hester Peirce have both been vocal critics of the agency and on their lack of rules and clarity around crypto, also against many of the enforcement actions. So here's the headline, SEC should consider proposing rules to regulate crypto, Republican commissioner says. So I'm glad Mark Ueda is coming out and saying these things because it can't just be Hester Peirce. And right now, for the most part, it seems like Hester Peirce is outnumbered. So Mark needs to be more vocal, I'm glad he is speaking up. So here's a quote from him, unfortunately, the SEC did not take this approach and instead is pursuing a case by case approach through enforcement actions. As a result, it will take years to reach any type of legally binding precedent as matters will need to wind their way through the courts before reaching the court of appeals level, Ueda said on Monday in prepared remarks in London. So I hope he continues to speak on this, to show the agency is not in a good place, they are not providing clear guidance, they are operating by regulation by enforcement, which is really asinine. While the rest of the world is moving ahead, providing clear regulations. Now Eleanor Terrett of Fox Business highlighted the following, she tweeted, the House Appropriations GOP financial services and general government bill is up for vote before the rules committee at 4 p .m. Eastern before it heads to the floor. It includes an amendment from Tennessee Congressman Representative Tim Burchett to reduce the salary of SEC Chair Gary Gensler to one dollar. It also includes an amendment to defund the SEC for crypto enforcement. So shout out to Representative Tim Burchett, who's bringing the fire here on Gary Gensler. And we got to do these things, folks, to put some pressure. Gary Gensler should be fired and the SEC needs to be revamped. Congressman Warren Davidson has put out a bill, of course, that would revamp the entire structure of the SEC to make it less political and to make it more efficient. So let's see where this goes. But I love that these bills are coming out more pressure on scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. Now here's an interesting update around the Federal Reserve, and it just speaks to government and the lack of knowledge and education in government about crypto. So Matthew Seigel, who's head of crypto research at VanEck, he said, I met a Federal Reserve crypto researcher at a conference last week. He doesn't own any digital assets. He's not allowed to and didn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. Folks, I'm face palming right now. I know you can't see me. And if you're listening on a podcast platform, trust me, I'm face palming right now. He doesn't understand the difference between an exchange and a custodian. God help us, right? These are the people who are trying to regulate crypto and putting out rules and recommendations and papers and so forth. It's unbelievable. But I know there are folks working to help bring education to Congress, and that is blockchain association, the Chamber of Digital Commerce and so forth. So we'll see, folks. We got a lot of work to do. This is why we have to use social media to our advantage to keep tweeting out, sharing the facts and exposing lies and false information like from the likes of Elizabeth Warren and others. Now, the juxtaposition of that is the UK's Bank of England releases stablecoin regulation plan. Remember, the UK had passed crypto regulations, so did the EU. So the US is lagging behind. And folks, stablecoins are going to be part of the token economy and will be a big part of how people transact. So there needs to be regulations. And we're seeing here in the United States, the SEC sending a subpoena to PayPal over their stablecoin, right? It's unbelievable what's happening. So the United Kingdom Central Bank, the Bank of England, has released a plan to govern the stablecoin market. The BOE and the Financial Conduct Authority plan to follow the rules released by the UK government last week to oversee the digital asset industry. As per the UK government's proposal, regulations for fiat backed stablecoins will begin in early 2024. As per the paper, the BOE will regulate systematic stablecoins while the FCA will govern the larger crypto market. UK Prime Minister Rishi Sanak had announced that he wants the nation to become a crypto hub, introducing clear rules for digital assets and crypto firms falls within the UK's goals. The UK's latest plan follows the European Union and Japan's similar moves. Folks, I love that crypto is not a specific asset class to the United States. So even though we're dealing with scumbag regulator Gary Gensler and all kinds of idiots in the government who have not educated themselves, the market will continue to grow and expand globally. So we can at least put our hope in that. Now we got some really weird news coming out from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and full disclosure, I don't own any Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs, but apparently they had an NFT convention and there was some UV lights and folks who were blasted by this prolonged UV light went blind apparently. So, I mean, this is just wild, right? I don't know what to make of it, but just so you guys know, I don't know if any of you went to any of these conventions or this convention, I should say, but, or, you know, somebody who went to this convention, but this is just some wild news coming out of 2023. So heads up on that folks, I want to end it by highlighting our sponsor and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange this month, they're giving away 50 ,000 XRP. 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A highlight from How the US Stole $3 Billion in BITCOIN! (CRAZY STORY)
"The secret Bitcoin billionaire. It's a story involving partying, burglary, online drug markets, and the IRS. His name is Jimmy Zong, and at one point he held over $3 billion of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. It was stored in this popcorn tin in his lake house at Gainesville, Georgia, before being seized by authorities. The saga dates back to the earliest days of Bitcoin and ends right in my backyard of Athens, Georgia. It's time to discover the secret Bitcoin billionaire. Jimmy's story starts in the earliest days of Bitcoin. He was mining as early as 2009, the year Bitcoin launched, and boasted he mined over 300 ,000 Bitcoin. This is a value of over $9 billion today. He contributed to the Bitcoin code and even offered ideas to the early developers on how to reduce blockchain size. But Jimmy would go from being an early architect of Bitcoin to the world's most infamous Bitcoin hacker. The year was 2012. Silk Road had been launched the year prior by Ross Ulbricht, a libertarian who believed in the power of free markets. He created Silk Road so people could buy and sell anything they wanted, including a legal contraband, without government interference. It was like the Wild West, but with more drugs and less horses. The Walmart of the Dark Web, and it was an instant hit. It was a hit for Jimmy as well. Jimmy had developed somewhat of a reputation as a party animal in the downtown Athens bar scene. And not only was he a party animal, he was willing to splurge. Here's Jimmy's friend, Stefana Masich, describing Jimmy's behavior while downtown partying. buy He would me and my friends drinks, and then there were multiple times too where he would buy shots for everyone at the bars. He would buy shots for every single person in the bar? I mean like 100 people? Yeah, pretty much. But Jimmy didn't stop at alcohol, however. While downtown at a bar, he once bragged that he had $30 ,000 of cocaine back at his house. So, Jimmy was in a restaurant talking to some girls, and he happens to mention that he has $30 ,000 worth of blow at his house if they want to come back and party. $30 ,000 worth of coke. $30 ,000 of cocaine. Unfortunately for Jimmy, there was an off -duty police officer sitting in the restaurant one table over. That's just bad timing. It was really bad timing. Bad timing indeed. According to Jimmy, he used Silk Road to purchase the illegal substance. But Jimmy wouldn't just be a user of the site. He would later hack Silk Road for 50 ,000 Bitcoin. The details surrounding the hack seem odd for someone with Jimmy's knowledge of computer sciences. It wasn't exactly the criminal plans of a mastermind, rather something much more simple. In his statement, Jimmy says that the way he stole these Bitcoin was he was withdrawing some assets from Silk Road. He had been using it to purchase cocaine, and he realized if he simply double clicked, he could withdraw more than he had put in. Is that what happened? To the instance that he would just double click the withdraw button, we don't know the answer to that question. I mean, that seems awfully simple. But at the time, Jimmy wasn't punished. In fact, he was rewarded. According to Jimmy, Ross Ulbricht was so impressed, he reached out to offer a bonus for discovering the flaw. In addition to letting him keep the 50 ,000 Bitcoin for discovering the vulnerability, Dread Pirate Roberts gave Jimmy an additional 5 ,000 Bitcoin. However, it is important to note that whether or not Jimmy Zong and Ross Ulbricht had communication is in question. The federal prosecutors investigating the case were unable to find any proof. My name is Trevor MacLeanon. I'm a special agent with IRS Criminal Investigation. Jimmy alleges it. We couldn't find any evidence to support that position. But at the time of the hack, Bitcoin was only $10 a coin. But as Bitcoin ballooned in price, the 50 ,000 missing Bitcoin garnered more and more attention from the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. But it would be years later before there is a crack in the case. Here's Sean McGruder, Blocktrace CEO. His company is a contractor for the IRS and other government agencies that assists with complicated blockchain transactions. One of these special agents who I work with on the team calls me and says, hey, Sean, can you help out and assist with this? We can just take a look at it, you know, over the course of the weekend, that'd be great. And this was on a Friday. By Monday, I came back with an answer and said, hey, I think we might have something here. That something ended up being Jimmy's downfall. It was a big mistake from a small transaction. Jimmy had once sent $800 worth of his funds to an exchange with KYC, or Know Your Customer. An exchange with KYC will require their customers to share their name and identifying information. After another unexpected big break, investigators would follow these clues right to Jimmy's doorstep. That big break would actually be a break in. After a trip with friends that Jimmy lavishly paid for, he would come back home to discover his house in Athens, Georgia, had been broken into. The thieves would make out with more than $400 ,000. And even though he was sitting on tens of thousands of stolen Bitcoin worth billions of dollars, Jimmy turned to the police. He shared with authorities that in addition to cash, the burglars had stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin as well. This was an opportunity that federal authorities would not let go to waste. They reached out to the Athens Police Department to see if they could use this home invasion as a pretense to search Jimmy's home. They asked me about the Bitcoin and how much was in there and if he talked about where he got it from or anything like that. And I really didn't have the answers for him. But I told them, let me email them and I'm sure Jimmy will meet with us. Jimmy quickly agreed and Lieutenant Jody Thompson, Agent Trevor Macklin from the IRS, and Sean McRuder go visit Jimmy in Athens. Lieutenant Thompson's body cam was rolling the entire time. Zong, without hesitation, lets the investigators write in. Hey, this is Trevor and Sean. They're going to be with the team. Once inside, investigators get Jimmy to open his laptop and log in. What was on the laptop screen would shock investigators. When you're sitting next to him on the couch, he opens his laptop. What do you see on that screen? Low and behold, he had $60 or $70 million worth of Bitcoins right there next to us. So with one glance at the screen on his laptop, you could instantly tell this is a guy who's a credible suspect. He could have pulled this off. That's right. Authorities now had enough to execute their search warrant. Inside they would find $700 ,000 in cash. And inside a bathroom they stumbled upon a Cheetos popcorn tin. Inside the tin was a computer holding the stolen funds from Silk Road. Jimmy Zong's reign had come to an end. The party animal, the secret Bitcoin billionaire, had finally been caught. Jimmy was arranged on charges of wire fraud. And after a tense courtroom battle, he chose to plead guilty. The judge handed down a sentence of one year and a day in federal prison. Jimmy started serving his time behind bars at the federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama, July 14, 2023. The end of the saga saw Jimmy stripped of his illicit digital fortune. The U .S. government seized the stolen Bitcoin, ensuring that this chapter of cybercrime was firmly closed. The once daring, hacking maestro had lost everything. As Jimmy exited the courthouse on April 14, a throng of reporters clamored for a statement. Jimmy draped his coat over his head and briskly made his exit, leaving the questions unanswered and the world wondering. Why'd you steal the money, Jimmy? In the end, the secret Bitcoin billionaire's empire crumbled, not with a bang, but with a subdued exit from the world stage. Jimmy Zong, once a key figure at the heart of the digital frontier, now just another shadowy hacker behind bars.
A highlight from Bitcoin vs the Infinite Money Printer with Luke Gromen
"They're not going to cut the entitlements. They're going to print the money. And they're going to print the money with oil at 90. They're going to print the money with Bitcoin at 35 ,000. They're going to print the money. They're going to print the money. Happy Monday. How are you all doing? Did you have a good weekend? I did. OK. Real Bedford. They won on the weekend and were top of the league. So that is Real Bedford men and Real Bedford ladies both at the top of their respective league. What a start to the season. We've both got massive cup games this weekend. Get anywhere near Bedford and you want to come down, especially on Saturday, because before the men's game at 12 o 'clock, we've got a meet up. And I'm going to be joined by Robert Breedlove. So please do come down to Bedford. Come down to McMullen Park, enjoy some football, enjoy some Bitcoin, and hang out with the man Breedlove himself. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the massive legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack. And today, we've got macro genius Luke Gorman back on the show. Now Luke is one of our absolute favorites here at WBD. Me, Danny, and producer Ben all love Luke, and he brought the fire this episode. We get into the infinite money printer, the bond market getting crushed, inflation, and social unrest in the US. We covered the lot. I know you're going to love this one, but if you've got any questions about this, any feedback, anything else, please do hit me up. It's hellowhatbitcoindid .com. And if you haven't checked out our event next year in April, Cheat Code, please head over to cheatcode .co .uk to get yourself a ticket. All right, on to the show. Luke, how are you? I'm doing well, Peter. How are you today? Yeah, I'm doing well. I do wonder if we'll ever jump on one of these calls. We do every six to 12 months and be like, yeah, do you know what? The economy's good. The banks are making good decisions. The government's doing well. It has no inflation. The world's all right. That would be nice, you know, we could all go to the beach and have a margarita or something. Yeah, it's a bit weird. It seems like everything's just getting worse. We had planned all these things to talk about and just while Danny was setting up the cameras, I was flicking through, I hate saying X, I'm going to keep it to Twitter. And our mutual friend Linaldin tweeted out that the Treasury expects to borrow nearly 1 .6 trillion in net new debt during the six month period covering this quarter and the next quarter. Is there no limit to how much money they're going to borrow? It seems like the bond market is maybe making the early noises about attempting to restrict what they can borrow without Fed help, but it's really ultimately a function of what's the dollar, what's the bond market doing, what's the dollar doing? It's that classic rates versus currency decision. Can you explain that? Can you walk us through that? What is the bond market saying and explain it so I understand. Sure, so there's sort of the case for most places and then there's a case for the US because where the reserve currency is sure. And you also have this giant offshore dollar borrowing market, right, the euro dollar market, but there's 13 trillion dollars in offshore dollar denominated debt according to the BIS. So means that the implications of that are that as the dollar goes higher, so the Fed raises rates, the dollar goes up, dollar goes up, the foreigners who have borrowed in dollars see their effective borrowing rate go up, the cost of servicing that dollar debt goes up and so they need to somehow raise dollars. Well, they can't print dollars like the Fed, so where do they get their dollars from? Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which side of it you're on, foreigners have run surpluses against the United States by virtue of how the system works for a long time and particularly in the last 25 to 30 years. And so foreigners have about 18 trillion dollars net, so I don't want to say it's closer to 40 trillion gross, but I think it's 18 trillion dollars net in US dollar assets more than we have of theirs. It's this net international investment position I've talked about. So they have 18 trillion dollars of dollar assets, about seven point six trillion of that are Treasury bonds. And so, yes, they are short dollars, but only to the extent they are unwilling to sell treasuries to get dollars or sell stocks to get dollars to defend. And so what you see is this virtuous or vicious, I guess it is vicious cycle where the dollar goes up. Foreigners are forced to sell treasuries that rates go up as rates go up, the dollar goes up. You wash, rinse, repeat until we either get a calamity or more likely more. The way it's worked really increasingly frequently is the US Treasury market gets dysfunctional. And there's an index we follow called the move index. It's the volatility of the Treasury markets created by a gentleman named Harley Bassman who pointed out once that index goes over 150, the Fed has lost control of the bond market. And October 3rd of this year, it was 141. All of a sudden, everyone and their mother on the Fed came out and said, well, maybe the bond market's done our job for us. Maybe we're done raising rates. They tried jawboning the dollar down. It's it's sort of worked. It's stopped the dollar going up like every day, but it's it hasn't really gotten the dollar down. But that's ultimately as it relates to this situation for the US that as long as the dollar's going up, given this massive offshore dollar denominated debt and this US massive dollar asset net position that foreigners have that they can sell to get dollars. Ultimately, it's sort of all fun and games until the Treasury market loses an eye. And once the Treasury market loses an eye, the volatility gets to a point where it is indicating that the Fed is losing control of the Treasury market. That has been the point over the last four years. Where the Fed steps in and says no mas and at that point, they kind of say, well, it's not QE, we're growing our balance sheet, but it's not QE. You know, Jackson Hole, a couple of guys gave a speech that said it was a presentation. It was, you know, it's possible the Fed might have to do non -monetary policy purchases of treasuries. But it's important that we sort of lay that out that, you know, it's it's almost like, you know, those are those are trading sardines, not eating sardines. It's it's, you know, they're printing money for for market functioning reasons, not for monetary purposing reasons. And the market's not going to care. But that's ultimately that do they want if they want the Treasury market to function really well, given these levels of debt, they need the dollar to be a certain level lower than it is. If they want the dollar here, then they're going to need to restrict how much they're trying to borrow or be willing to lose control of the bond market and the Treasury market specifically. I'd like to pretend like I just understood all of that. I would. I really want to say I pretend I can understood all of that. But but it sounds complicated for the layman like me, the everyday guy, I can't interpret what that means. So basically what it means is unless the Fed prints the money to buy the rate down, then the rates are going to go up on the government until the government until rates ostensibly extremes inform the means. In theory, we the bond market could run away and then all of a sudden. The in theory, you can get to one hundred percent of your revenues in interest expense, nobody, nobody for anything else, in which case either the Fed prints the money or we say, sorry, Ukraine, sorry, Israel, sorry. Everywhere we're bringing our boys home. And in fact, they have to book their own tickets because we don't have the money. And boomers, you're on your own. I know we promised you hip, sneeze, drugs, docs, all that, but sorry. All we have is money is to pay the interest. So this is an issue of supply and demand in bonds. And the big risk is they cannot afford the interest on the debt they have themselves, because what is it like 30? Where are we at now on the debt? Thirty three trillion themselves? Thirty four. High interest rate is so it becomes unaffordable themselves. It's the only way to see that is it's more QE. Yeah, that's exactly I mean, it's ultimately a supply demand problem of of debt versus not just existing debt, new debt, and then also against the supply of balance sheet. Right. There's only so much global private balance sheet that can that the capacity to buy the stuff and continue to hold the old stuff and the balance sheet capacity increases as the dollar goes down, it decreases as the dollar goes up. And ultimately, that balance sheet capacity has repeatedly needed to be supplemented by the Fed's balance sheet, which is infinite. They can buy as much as they want. They will never run out. The flip side is, is that has implications for the dollar because you're effectively printing money to finance deficits. But if they do do that, would it be a case if they're trying to bring down the interest rates and they're using QE to do this? Isn't this just the cycle we've been going through over and over again? This will lead to more inflation and more inflation will lead to them having to raise interest rates again. You know, isn't this just a cycle that gets worse every every time we go through another cycle of this? Yeah, oh, it's to me, it's been a very it's a very I think it is the most important macro cycle. It's a very obvious cycle. In 2014, global central banks stopped growing their holdings of FX reserves. And what that means in plain English is foreign central banks stopped adding to their supply of treasuries. So if if one of your biggest marginal buyers stops buying, somebody else needs to buy. And as that happens, a couple of things, a couple of things happen. Number one, the dollar starts going up and number two, rates start going up. And that can manifest given the omnipresence of the dollar and the centrality of the dollar to the system that shows up a lot at different places. But dollar up rates up. And we've seen this sort of at first we regulated the banks in 2014 into, you know, it's a little bit like the cracks in the dam. Right. So the first crack in the dam is like, OK, foreign central banks are buying the debt anymore. OK, what are we going to have by what we have regulate the banks into doing. So they do that. And that works for a while. And then because the supply of water, which is U .S. federal deficits, just keeps growing and growing and growing. Right. Inevitably, the pressure from the water growing, growing another crack, money market funds. We're going to regulate them into that was 2015, 2016. Again, both of these things crowd out global dollar markets. They send LIBOR short term rates up. Then you end up driving the dollar up to levels that start creating problems around the world. What do we do? We weaken the dollar in 2016. We weaken the dollar in 2017 with the Treasury general account. Basically, the Treasury's checking account starts to inject our liquidity to kind of manage this process. 2018, more cracks, especially now that the Fed's QTing in earnest. We start regulating Trump, regulated U .S. corporate pensions into buying more treasuries, gave him a tax break. OK, now we've got our thumb in the in the in the wall. So and, you know, 2019, we get another crack with repo rate spikes. OK, oh, now the Fed has to step in. Now the Fed's growing their balance sheet. But it's not QE. It's just fixing the fact that repo went from two to eight overnight because there's too much supply of water and not enough demand for the water that kind of holds. That breaks again in March 2020 at the depths of the covid crisis. The Fed does mega QE. They call it QE. OK, leads to inflation. 2022, we're going to start backing off, we're going to tighten. They get, you know, whatever they really start getting aggressive in March, April of really tightening. And by September, the UK gilt market blows up. Uh oh. They all get together in Washington in October of 2022. And they give Janet Yellen, what we used to call on the desk, a hey MF 'er conversation and Yellen comes back and runs on the TGA. The dollar goes down 15 percent, buys time. Another, you know, so it's just this you it is a constant cycle that started 10 years ago, but it keeps getting faster and faster. Right. That 2014, we regulate the banks. We worry about it again to like 2015, 16 with money markets. And even then, you know, you didn't have to worry about the the dollar was not too high in that case till 2016, 2017 and had to be addressed. Then it was already end of 2018. The Fed had to stop raising rates. Then it was September 2019. Then you kind of covid sort of screwed up the pacing of it in terms of of getting a clean apples to apples read. But since then, it's accelerated, it's September 2019, you had March 2020, you had September as soon as they started raising rates, March 20 or September 2022, March 2023, September 20 or October 2023. Now, it just it's getting faster and faster. And so, yeah, it is really it fundamentally the problem is very simple, way too much U .S. deficits, not enough global private sector balance sheet unless the Fed is in there helping to buy this stuff of printed money. That's at the end of the day, that's it. That's the problem. Is it essentially paying off your credit cards with a new credit card? Absolutely. While the rates going up on it, if the Fed does step in and start buying bonds in that way, does the U .S. just turn into Japan? Japan? No, we turned into Argentina. Japan, Japan is. Night and day different than the United States in this situation, right, so Japan is a net international investment position, remember, so I said we have foreigners own 65 percent, that 18 trillion, 65 percent of US GDP. So the U .S. net international investment position is negative. Sixty five percent of US GDP. Japan's is positive. Sixty percent. So for starters, when Japan runs into that problem, the first thing they can do is ring, ring, ring, hey, Washington, it's Japan. Those dollar assets we have to the tune of 60 percent of of our GDP, we want to start selling five percent a year because we need to finance our our fiscal deficit of three percent a year and do two percent of stimulus. And they can do that for a long, long time. That's number one. Number two, they run a current account surplus, right, their trade surplus. So they are running the surpluses on the current account versus us running deficits. We need number three. OK, the deficits we're running, the twin deficits historically have been foreign financed. They have financed internally. So you can run you if you're financing internally as Japan, deflation is an option you're when you're financing internally. Right. Because now you can pay your people, you know, zero percent interest on long term bonds because the cost of living is fear and deflation. Your cost of living is falling. Living standards are rising politically. That works. You cannot do that when you're in the United States. If you're financing externally, you start running deflation as a twin deficit. You get into a debt spiral. Your debt pile gets bigger and bigger and bigger nonlinearly every year. And pretty soon you run into debt credibility issues. You also, as Japan, do not have to provide most of your defense because your friends, the United States, have provided it for most of the last 80 years. We have to provide our own defense and that defense appears to be getting much more expensive by the minute. And then lastly, the United States is very heterogeneous in population. And Japan is very homogeneous in population. So it's a lot easier to sort of get people to sort of, you know, go along to get along and take one for the team. Culturally, there's much more of a willingness to take one for the team. I think their government has probably all in all done probably a better job of maintaining their credibility or maybe losing their credibility less fast than ours has with its domestic populace, maybe a better way of putting it. And so when you roll those things together, but especially the net international investment position, the current account, you know, Japan can say ring ring Washington send us our money. We need it to finance ourselves. And that throws that, you know, sell treasuries. We're going to bring back the dollars and defend the yen with those by selling dollars and buying yen. And they can do that for a while. They have 60 percent of GDP in that area. There is no there is no ring ring for the U .S. The ring ring. They don't call anybody overseas. The ring ring is, hey, Fed, start printing again. And when you say when they have to do that again, whenever that is, because they're going to have to do that again. Yeah, then that's why it gets much more into an Argentina like dynamic. And as I've said, Argentina with U .S. characteristics, not Japan is what is going to be the outcome. I was out in Argentina recently, was it three or four months ago, Danny? And I made a documentary while I was there about inflation. And one of the interesting things about being in Argentina is if you're certainly in the middle class, you have access to dollar products, whether it's cash dollars or digital dollars or crypto dollars or U .S. equities or U .S. bonds, you have access to dollars to mitigate against inflation. And most people just get rid of their peso and get some kind of dollar products as soon as possible. But if if you're an American, there is there is no equivalent. I mean, yes, there's gold and yes, there's Bitcoin. And, you know, we've seen this rise in both gold and Bitcoin recently. Perhaps that's it. I mean, is that it? The short answer is yes. You know, you can kind of see right who is who has won over the last 10, 20 years in the U .S., right? It's if you if you own a lot of stocks, you're doing great.
A highlight from 1452: Exact Bitcoin Price After BlackRock ETF Launch!
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, the one and only Max Keiser, I just popped in from the other universe and I wanna tell you, the Bitcoin's already trading at $10 million per coin in that universe. We're all living in the past. As we approach the Bitcoin singularity in the cosmic now, we all see and live this price. The ones who never get there are incapable of seeing the truth, preach. Also in today's show, crypto analyst says the Bitcoin structure is bullish, predicting a parabolic rally for the king crypto. I'll be breaking down his latest targets. Also in today's show, breaking news, an Ethereum insider drops a bombshell. That's right, the ETH founder's fraud is bigger than the FTX fraud, according to this insider, quoting him here, Ethereum is the fraudulent elephant in the room in plain sight, 1 ,000x bigger than Sam Bankman Fried, Joe Lubin and Vitalik Buterin have been at the front with corrupt officials at the highest levels of federal agencies, such as Clayton, Gary Gensler and many more. I'll be breaking down this bombshell for you. Also in today's show, rich dad, Robert Kiyosaki, says Bitcoin provides lifelong financial security and freedom, that's right. Also in today's show, I'm gonna be sharing why Bitcoin will 10x from here to $350 ,000 per coin, according to the one and only giga Chad, Michael Saylor. Also in today's show, I'm gonna be sharing with you the exact Bitcoin price after the BlackRock ETF launch, which we all know is inevitable. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. All on mine.
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A highlight from The Fight for Bitcoin Against CBDCs with Mark Moss
"I think this is the goal that they're going to, so control your movement, but then really control your money. Because at the end of the day, without the freedom to transact, there's no freedom. Hello, everyone. How are you all doing? I'm sick as a dog here. I'm going to be taking the rest of the day off work and then we go back to bed so I can feel a bit better. I don't get ill often, but when I do, it's usually 24 hours and I have to have a break But anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at RS Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack. And today we have my friend and sparring partner, Mark Moss back on the show. Now I always love making shows with Mark because although we don't always agree on everything, we always have a great conversation. I feel like we can hash things out, hash out our ideas in a respectful way. And I think Mark enjoys it too. So in this episode, we get into CBDCs. We go off on a tangent about religion and how technology shapes society. It's a good one. I love this. A couple of things to update you on. So next weekend on the 11th of November, we've got a big cup game down at Rail Bedford and we've got a Bitcoin meetup before it. And we're going to be joined by Robert Breedlove. Yes, I'm getting all these Bitcoins down to Bedford eventually. So come and join us for that. It will be a 12 o 'clock start followed by football. And if you haven't checked out our conference, we have announced a cheat code, which is going to be held here in Bedford in April next year. We'd love you to join us. We've got some amazing guests coming over, Gladstein, Natalya Milensky, Lynn Alden, Jeff Booth, Preston Pierce. It's going to be an incredible couple of days. And the second day of the conference, this isn't a conference, I'm taking you all to football. I'm going to show you the cheat code in action. So if you want to find out more about that and get yourself a ticket, then please head over to cheatcode .co .uk. Anyway, this was a fun chat with Mark. I hope you enjoy it. If you've got any questions about this or anything else, please do hit me up.
A highlight from The Chopping Block: Nic Carter on Hamas Crypto Funding, SBFs Courtroom Collapse, and Dramas Involving Lido and dYdX - Ep. 564
"And so you just had this chain of events with it kind of like a game of telephone where at each step you're getting further and further from sort of the ground truth. So subsequent to all that, I decided that this was completely unacceptable, pushed the Wall Street Journal to retract or update their story, which to their credit they did do. It was a pretty milquetoast correction in my opinion. I mean, journalists never want to correct themselves. That's all they have. It's like their pride. So the fact that we even got what I think was a meager correction was still a huge win. Not a dividend. It's a tale of two quants. Now, your losses are on someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I'm into trading firms who are very involved. I like to eat the ultimate punch. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello everybody. Welcome to the Chopping Block. Every couple of weeks, the four of us get together and give the industry insider's perspective on the crypto topics of the day. The quick intros, first we've got Tom, the DeFi maven and master of memes. Tom, you got to say your little thing. I'm sorry, I'm supposed to say something now? Okay, there's my voice. Hopefully you identify me. Perfect. Robert, the crypto connoisseur and czar of Superstate. It's going to be a spooktacular episode. Ooh. It is the day before Halloween that we're recording this. And then we've got a special guest, Nick Carter, the illustrious performed Bitcoin maxi. I don't have a catch phrase, but yeah, I'm happy to be here. This is actually, I kept your same catch phrase from the previous time you were on the show, which we'll talk about in a little bit. And then I'm the head hype man at Dragonfly. So we are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. Nick, it's great to have you on the show. You are, at least for the moment, the main character of Twitter, or at least you were going through this last weekend. I went back through your previous appearance on the show, which I don't know if you remember, but it was the day that FTX collapsed. That's insane. So we ran this special episode right when the CZ had just made the initial bid saying that we are taking over FTX. And we live streamed a show. It was you, me, Tom, and Laura, because everything was insane. I think none of us had slept in like 36 hours. It was so interesting hearing, I listened to it back because I was just like, when I saw that, because I went to go look up what your title was at that time, because I was like, okay, I want to keep some continuity. When I saw that, I was like, what did it feel like then to hear all of us processing what was happening the day that FTX was collapsing? Now, having like read the SPF book and watching SPF go through cross -examination and all this stuff, now that we know so much more, it was incredible how naive we all were and how much credit we were still giving to Sam. We were talking about him being like this regulatory golden boy wonder kid. And we were like, oh no, there's no way that Alameda is really that bad. Like, I'm sure there's a better explanation. Like it was so innocent, I think the way we were seeing all this at that time. I was going to ask you, did any one of us have an actual sense of how bad it was at the time? No, no, no, no, no, no. Every single one of us was like, this looks really bad, but I'm sure it's not actually this bad. Something must have gone wrong. They must have misplaced the books. Something weird happened. But like, you know what we were talking about? We were talking about how bad this is for the industry because Binance is going to consolidate market share. That's what we were talking about. That's amazing. Predictions are hard.
A highlight from The Best Gaming Podcast #422 Bungie's Destiny in Question, Legion Go thoughts, Avatar thoughts, AW 2
"And there we go. Sup everybody. This is Keric with ACG and I'm here with Abzi for the best gaming podcast number 422. We smoked 420 so quick. Did we? Yeah. 420 was the event. No. 420 was the event. I completely forgot. Yeah. Yeah. And you didn't even put the number on that stream. Did you do on purpose? I think I went back last night and and put the number on there. I I've been looking at like trying to verify what people want to watch like what works for people because some of our podcasts get insane retention. We've got 85 % retention on a four hour podcast. It's awesome. Yeah, that's amazing. But then another will have like 55 or 60 which is more high but normal and I'm like, what do I need to do? So I've been looking at naming and stuff like that. Yeah, for sure. It's it's definitely it's definitely something I screw up. I'm not good at it. Like it's called the best gaming podcast because I'm not good at this shit behind the scenes. I'm like just dude. I'm not good. I like this is the one place where I have issues up everybody in chat. We're jereo Robert chicken wings flexing darge night. What's up, man? We had a long discussion with darge last night Eric maverick duck. I'm gonna have to read some of the discord discussion we had last night. We had a huge favorite favorite stuff, right? It was like favorite take an IP and give it to a dev and then that one is a cool question. Yeah, I like that question. It was awesome. I mean it went for like four solid hours. I went for a run with kiddies came home and they were still in there. Yeah, and I was like that's that's that's a gem. That's always cool. What about you? What like over the week? Let's see. So last we did was Friday. So over the weekend in the last couple days, anything amazing? Um, no, I've been addicted to all week to I went and watched a movie at the theater. The one with Leonardo DiCaprio and yeah, yeah. Is it good? Um, it's so paid. It's paced very weirdly like it's it's it's I liked it kind of I like the performances. I think what's his name, the one dude, the older guy, the Robert De Niro did a fantastic job. I've never seen him like, like be that way. He was like a, you know, southern kind of dude, you know, I mean, that was really cool to see. I like the story about the pacing was just it just killed it for me a little bit because they went like this and then it would go like that. You know, I'd just be all over the place. So, you know, I couldn't I couldn't, you know. Yeah. So I didn't love it. But it was it was cool. So it was more along the lines of like minutes. What the movies, three hours and 30 minutes long. Yeah, dude. Oh, my God. Dude, that's that's like birds for a lot of babies. That's a long movie. That's a long, very long. Yeah. How they prop up De Niro to be awake for three hours and 30 minutes. I have no idea. Dude, I love it. It's crazy. It's crazy. Yeah. Was DiCaprio going against type kind of thing where he does in some movies where he's like, I'm going to play Blood Diamond. He was like the South African Blood Diamond, black black market trader, phenomenal movie in this one. Did he play against type? Like, was he a nerd or was he or was he just Leonardo? He was a Leonardo. No, no, no. It wasn't Leonardo. He was very odd. Yeah. It was like different. He looked uglier, like purposefully uglier kind of. Oh, wow. More southern, more like. Yeah. He was he was he was different. He wasn't being like Leonardo or anything. It's a weird role, but he nailed it for sure.
A highlight from Iris Energys AI Play W/ Dan Roberts
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A highlight from The 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!
"Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey, and welcome to the Spooktacular. I'm Josh, and there's Chuck and Jerry the Ghoul Jerome Roland is here. And we're about to get jiggy with it, Halloween style. That's right. It's one of our favorite episodes of the year. Yeah. We'd like to remind everyone this is one of two ad -free episodes we do every year. That's right. And I feel like lately we have been just sort of, for the uninitiated, giving a quick overview of what we do here on Halloween. And that is, we read a couple of public domain scary stories. That's right. Short stories from, now we're up to 1928 and previous. Yeah? I think so. Maybe 1927, one of the two. These aren't even, I think mine was from before that even though. Yeah, we're not even close to the line right now. No, we don't want to get litigious, anyone to get litigious with us. That's right. We're not even dancing close to the line. If you have no idea what we're talking about, go listen to our intellectual property episode. It basically explains our Halloween episode. That's right, but we, you know, Josh picks one out, I pick one out. It has become very fun in recent years as Josh has gotten more creative with his voice work. Yeah, I'm actually really kind of nervous because it's a tough act to follow and I thought, well, I'll just bring Meagle back. And I have been summoning Meagle's spirit to take over my body again. Nothing? Nothing. I've done so many unspeakable acts as offerings to bring Meagle back. And basically I'm like Emma Roberts at the end of Black Coat's Daughter, just screaming in frustration because I can't get possessed again. So I'm sorry everyone, I don't think Meagle's going to be here this year. Yeah, it's like Emma Roberts at the end of Black Coat's Daughter screaming like everyone in the theater, I don't even look that much like that other girl. Yeah, that was a rather serious transition. Yeah, that was just me though. But I know what you mean. It seems like there's nowhere to go but down after Meagle. I mean, that was a Josh apex for sure. So I guess that maybe we'll just call this episode a wash. I won't even try and we'll get back to business again next year. How about that? Yeah, that sounds great. You know, I actually did a little road testing of some different British accents. Oh good. But I have no idea what's going to come out of my mouth or yours and that it's not going to be as rehearsed. I've learned to speak German. Really? No. I had to say that. If I had, I would not have told you or anybody else ahead of time just now. I would have just started speaking German. That would have been amazing. It would have been but this episode's a wash this year so I'm not going to be speaking German either. Which one do you want to start with? You want to do yours or mine? I think they're both terrific. I don't know. I've got no persuasion either way or I'm not being persuaded either way. Is there any of the two that you feel even remotely more like should go first? You know, for some reason, instinctually, I just went to pick up yours. Okay. I think it's a gripping and spooky and a good place setter and it's, you know, it's H .G. Wells. It's a classic author. Yeah. So let's dig into yours. Okay. H .G. Wells. I'm trying to remember my parts though. So you are the old man with the shade on his head. Okay. He's the one that walks in last, right? Yes. And then the old lady. Oh, perfect. Okay. And this is H .G. Wells, everybody, the guy who predicted our current rocket program with NASA and wrote the time machine and did all sorts of really neat stuff. He also wrote a scary story and that's what we're going to read now. It's called The Red Room. So Chuck, how about you narrate first? Okay. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a reading of The Red Room by H .G. Wells. No, I meant in the story. Oh, oh, yeah, sure. That worked too though. I didn't know what you meant. I was like, what narration are you talking about? You're just talking about reading it. You're like, all right, I'll give it a try. Okay. Okay. You ready? Sure. But you're playing the main guy, so you're starting, right? Exactly. Okay. I can assure you, said I, that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me. And I stood up before the fire with my glass in my hand. It is your own choosing, said the man with the withered arm. I want to take that again. It's your own choosing, said the man with the withered arm, and glanced at me askance. Eight and twenty years, said I, I have lived, and never a ghost have I seen as yet. The old woman sat staring hard into the fire, her pale eyes wide open. Aye! She broke in. And eighty and twenty years you have lived, and never seen the likes of this house, I reckon. There's a many things to see when one's still but eight and twenty. That was crazy. She's making fun of this guy for being twenty -eight years old. Yeah. She swayed her head slowly from side to side. A many things to see and sorrow for. I half suspected the old people were trying to enhance the spiritual terrors of their house by their droning insistence. I put down my empty glass on the table and looked about the room and caught a glimpse of myself, abbreviated and broadened to an impossible sturdiness in the queer old mirror at the end of the room. Well, I said, if I see anything tonight, I shall be much the wiser, for I come to the business with an open mind. I'm so disappointed with myself this year. Oh yeah, it's me. It's your own choosing, said the man with the withered arm once more. I heard the faint sound of a stick and a shambling step on the flags and the passage outside. The door creaked on its hinges as a second old man entered, more bent, more wrinkled, more aged, even than the first. He supported himself by the help of a crutch. His eyes were covered by a shade and his lower lip, half averted, hung pale in pink from his decaying yellow teeth. He made straight for an armchair on the opposite side of the table, sat down clumsily and began to cough. The man with the withered hand gave the newcomer a short glance of positive dislike. The old woman took no notice of his arrival, but remained with her eyes fixed steadily in the fire. I said, it's your own choosing, said the man with the withered hand when the coughing had ceased for a while. It's my own choosing, I answered. The man with the shade became aware of my presence for the first time and threw his head back for a moment and sideways to see me. I caught a momentary glimpse of his eyes, small and bright and inflamed. Then he began to cough and sputter again. What did you drink? said the man with the withered arm, pushing the beer toward him. The man with the shade poured out a glass full with a shaking hand that splashed half as much again on the deal table. A monstrous shadow of him crouched upon the wall and mocked his action as he poured and drank. I must confess I had scarcely expected these grotesque custodians. There is to my mind something inhuman in senility, something crouching and atavistic. The human quality seemed to drop from old people insensibly, day by day. The three of them made me feel uncomfortable with their gaunt silences, their bent carriage, their evident unfriendliness to me and to one another. And that night perhaps I was in the mood for uncomfortable impressions. I resolved to get away from their vague foreshadowings of the evil things upstairs. So ageist. Very ageist. If, said I, you will show me to this haunted room of yours, I will make myself comfortable there. The old man with a cough jerked his head back so suddenly that it startled me and shot another glance of his red eyes at me from out of the darkness under the shade. But no one answered me. I waited a minute, glancing from one to the other. The old woman stared like a dead body, glaring into the fire with lackluster eyes.
"robert e" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Rather invest in our defense than invest in our failed educational system that we have seen completely paralyzed young people over the course of the last two years, especially since program and I certainly don't want to fund CRT and the growth into our young people. And of course, governments like the communist Chinese, they lie about their defense spending. Plus, it's hard to really know because they fuse civilian spending with defense spending. So it's not one, we're not comparing apples with apples, but you make a great point. The issue for us is what do we need for defense? Why do we even care what anybody else does? And I think we need a hell of a lot more considering what's going on. You know, obviously without the wokeness. But we're spending trillions in trillions and trillions, and yet the number one responsibility the government is to defend us. It's the military. It's defense because the states and the individuals can't do it. I don't see it. You are correct. And G singing is watching Vladimir Putin is watching the world is watching us right now at our weakest military state, the last 20 years. That's why we're seeing below across our country and we do nothing about it. This is why Vladimir Putin moved in the Ukraine. This is why Taiwan right now is in trouble. This is what Iran is still on path on path and on pace to get a nuclear weapon. All of this has happening right now because they recognize that we are weak in this country. We had a week leader. We have a weak administration and we are far more focused on transgender bathrooms than we were fighting. You know, at what point I lived in Robert E. Lee Barrett. And if my understanding that they're changing the name of Robert E. Lee bears, that's very disappointing to me because we are more focused on changing the names on buildings and talking about what it means to be a military warfare. I don't want social justice warriors anymore. I just want warriors. And while the entire world is watching us say the names on building and tear down statues, there are building their military forces invading our allies and they're wanting us destroy our energy industry and powering our enemies around the world. And this is why we are in this state. Now the good thing is that we do have Republican House. We have two years to expose the hypocrisy on the left. We have an opportunity to take out the presidency, the Senate and the House in two years. And that's exactly what we are going to do to make the case in the American people to get our country back on track. Congressman Wesley hunt, Texas, I look forward to having you back, my friend, have a wonderful weekend and God bless you and thank you for all your service too. Any time God bless you sir, please give your wonderful bribe my best. Thank you very much. You bet, take care. Whenever anybody meets my wife, they love her. It's an amazing thing. That's what happened with me. Can you imagine that? That's what happened with me, mister producer. I want to tell you about something to help you protect your retirement. People are worried about the economy because 2022 was a disaster. And they see what's happening right now. More disaster. Coming from the top and quite frankly, the bottom up, the middle out of the Democrat party. The crazy spending the debt created, the huge debt affects your saved, especially pensions, IRAs, four-o-one-ks. It's a reason many Americans are getting gold IRAs. They want to protect their hard earned savings. There's only one company I trust to help you with a gold IRA, these during these difficult times. And that's Augusta, precious metals. Now why is that? What makes them different? Well, they'll tell you not to buy a gold IRA if they don't think it's right for you. Nobody else does that. So there's absolutely no pressure just facts. Now if you've saved a $100,000 or more sign up for a one on one web conference, one on one with Augusta precious metals. Why? Because I want to tell you what they know about the economy. They have great insights, and they want to tell you about how their IRA works. How it's different. And it's a beautiful gold IRA. To
"robert e" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"Yeah, okay, you're on the list with somebody with a gun. That's what it's a militia. They're in fucking war. Like, they got a problem. You have AK-47s run around harkey. Can't fucking run around Nashville with them. Well, yeah. If people are fucking trying to go to work, go to the fucking waffle House and go see a band and go to college and get something to eat. We don't need fucking AK-47s around. There's no one from Knoxville isn't raiding Nashville right now. And how about it? Could I talk to Hal Billy on this? Because I think he would have a better perspective. That's possible. Hold on. Let me see if he's in. Yeah, I want to go Billy about all this. Because I got to get his take because he's because how Billy's kind of like the people I hang out with at the pub. I'm on a personal level. I think he might be offended. Hearing that? But I will check. That is a very strong chance. I'm going to tell you what. Don't you whip that shit out of me, son, 'cause I've been working out. I've been working on. I've been doing chest and biceps and all this stuff. You didn't recognize it. I got redneck muscles, man. I come for you. Come on. But wait, help. How Billy, how do you feel about the name is fake is? Because how do you feel about you feel? How do you feel about how do you feel about mom? How do you feel about Washington changing their names from the Redskins to the commanders? What do you think we didn't win the war? I mean, honestly, all these people who want Robert E. Lee statues when the south fucking lost, now they want the Redskins to get a piece on the board. We should call them the commanders. We won. We took this land, man. Think about it. Why should the Redskins get to claim one of our teams? They lost. Use your fucking logic, man. Think about this. Don't ask somebody at the pub. Well, how about this one? Cleveland has changed their name from the Indians to the guardians. How do you feel about that? Well, you know, I think I'm for it. Again, because I.
"robert e" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"And our collectively, a lot of people are going, what? Excuse me, absolutely. A lot of people are gasping in horror at the thought. Because what this move actually is doing is trying to satisfy the second group of people, which is it's part of history and that it should be out for display and therefore, that's what a museum is for. That is that is the thought process. Well, here's the thing. When I hear people say statues are part of history, you know, statues of people. I call BS. Because the statues have nothing to do with the history. They have everything to do with elevating the crimes that these people committed. And celebrating those people for the crimes they committed. That's not history. The item itself is not history. The statue itself is not history. These statues came about. After oh, okay, I'll give you, I'll give you a part of history. Da Vinci statues is creations. That's art history. The Washington Monument. That's history. But a statue of Robert E. Lee, in this case, Teddy Roosevelt, those aren't those things aren't history. Those things are. Created to venerate, like I said, crimes.
"robert e" Discussed on Horror Lasagna
"So it's totally wide open to just about anything. Very cool. So like when the world building aspect is one of those like when you, when you read reviews of fantasy and science fiction, that's often a term used there, and it really is like some people are good at it. And some people are not. They have a map in their head and the journeys at whatever they take real time. You know what I mean? They don't play fast and loose with reality. And if anything, how they describe, you know, whether you're going from different climates and different geographic types and stuff like that. And then often they don't do them out and enterprising fan will like do the first map of a place. And that doesn't really solidify it because I hope that the author is already had that in their mind. Would Robert E Howard wrote the Conan books? I don't think he had a map, but then those were added afterwards. Yeah. And I don't know, maybe a little bit of retrofitting to say, well, you can't get from a sumeria to aquarium in a day, you know what I mean? That kind of stuff, so I know other authors are doing this. I mean, Kindle for a while had a shared world's aspect that you could put your world and your books up there and other authors could write to that. And some big authors actually have a lot of stories out there in their world with other authors. I've talked to a couple. I know another guy that took some old and I think this was something somebody else had done..
"robert e" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Lucky. You know what I mean? But it is the kinds of things or, you know, stuff that coming out of Florida stuff that's coming out of. You know Robert e lead within Afghanistan to one, not Yeah. Anyway, I'm telling you too much. I'm telling you too much. What are you tell it, Boxing. I should be so lucky. Robert E. Lee, Robert E. Lee boxing. Is you want to box? Robert E. Lee? What the hell is he talking? That's the president, United States. It's so bad they pulled the plug on him. You got to hear this. Yesterday there was an official White House livestream. Of Joe Biden's remarks. And Honest to goodness It's gotten so bad that they are now just ending the feed if he starts to go off the rails. He was meeting with officials in Boise, Idaho. To discuss the wildfires. And he turned to the To George Geisler of the National Association of State Foresters. And he he wanted to ask George Geisler. Of the State Foresters Association. A question You can almost hear the groans from the From the control room where they're running the livestream. Oh, no, he's going off script. And they pull the feed. They cut the feed. Check this out. Can I ask you a question? Of course. One of the things that.
"robert e" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Progressivism is a religion. Y'all know that right i it. It is secular atheist. There's no such thing as an atheist. I know some of you think you're an atheist. You worship something Typically where you put your money as is what you worship you. Don't worship money worship. Whatever your money gets you. You know i actually had. Somebody raised this point with before. Said i don't have time to spend money on anything else. That got my power bill. I got my car. I got all this. You worshiped yourself. Well progressivism is a is a religion and they've taken down the statue of robert e lee. I'm not even going to get into donald trump's Press release on this. But they're going to put a time capsule in its place. And what are they going to put. In the time capsule a kintu cloth worn at the four hundred commemoration of sixteen nineteen lgbtq pride pin and an expired vile of covert vaccine. They're putting those in the time capsule good grief. It is a religion. It is a colt. their obsession with these things It it it has religious significance for them. That's why they put things like that. In a time capsule you put in time capsule the things you cherish the sixteen thousand nine project Identity politics covert. I'm surprised they don't put a mask in as well with the with the demand that the people who opened it for a hundred years mask up or else..
"robert e" Discussed on KCRW
"I'm Noel King and I'm Rachel Martin, one of the country's largest Confederate monuments is coming down today in Richmond, Virginia. State officials are preparing to deconstruct A massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This comes after more than a year of legal disputes between a group of residents who want the statue to stay where it is. And the governor who ordered it be taken down. V P. M s. Whitney Evans is in Richmond and following the removal. She joins us now, Whitney. Thanks for being here. Can you just tell us where you are? What you're seeing. Yeah, Of course. I'm on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue where, until this year there were several statues dedicated to the Confederacy, But they've almost all come down. This statue of Robert E. Lee is one of two that are left here in Richmond. But as you mentioned it's one of the largest two biggest Confederate monuments in the U. S. It's 40 FT. Tall on its pedestal in the statue weighs 12 tons, and now the state's making this removal a huge event Today. Roads are closed. I'm actually surrounded by barriers and law enforcement. Governor Ralph Northern will be streaming this on a social media pages and people started arriving last night to get a final look, but it's pretty quiet right now. Um, how long has it been there? It went up in the late 19th century and for non history buffs. There was a period after the civil War, where the South developed a sort of mythology to help it deal with its defeat. And that's the idea that the war was not fought over slavery but rather states' rights. This is around the same time that Jim Crow laws were being passed that created different rules for white and black people. And I mean, it's such. It's such a part of Monument Avenue, right? How do you expect that street to change when it's gone? It's already changed a lot. The statue and the traffic circle where it stands like you said were taken over by protesters last summer. During the George Floyd protests, the monument became a destination for a lot of people, a community gathering place. For people who may not have ever stepped foot on the property. Had it not been for these protests. The statues become more of an afterthought at this point when you consider how the pedestal and the property has been transformed. Um why did take so long considering all that public pressure? Yeah. Attorneys have spent the last year defending Northern's call in June of 2020 to remove the statue. Um, several residents who live on Monument Avenue sued the state over this. They said they didn't think the governor had the authority to take it down. A descendant of the family who gave the statue to the state also came forward with a lawsuit. He said Removing the statute violates the original deeds that said the state has to guard it and care for it. Quote unquote affectionately. But last week, the Supreme Court of Virginia tossed out those arguments, saying the state can't be held hostage by the 19th century documents that frankly represent a period in history that Virginians no longer identify with. The laws have changed in the last 230 odd years in so Virginians minds about the Confederacy. Alright. Vee PM's Whitney Evans Reporting live from Richmond, Virginia. Thank you so much. Thank you. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. And I'm Noel Kink, Okay? It's 7 49 on KCRW..
"robert e" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Farmed the land at Stratford Hall, which I guess it's Claim to fame as being the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, which is an odd place for black harmony farming. But we have an opportunity to be on this landscape and to pursue black and indigenous led food sovereignty. From here. I first encountered Chris through his writing. He's been chronicling his own adventures as new entrepreneurial farmer. Who has come up against a lot of the profound hypocrisy ease in sustainable food production. And he wrote this manifesto. Clean food If you want to save the world, get over yourself. Get over yourself. Chris means that organic farmers need to be less precious about their methods they need to embrace new ways of growing healthy food. That everyone can afford. I grew up around poverty. And grew up around people who were food, insecure and who were financially secure in this movement is never going to gain traction or take off or become a mass movement. If we're not appealing beyond people who were in the luxury sector to make his food more affordable, Chris uses old and new tools to farm his farm. Is a really fascinating blend of traditional approaches the farming and technology and the more time I spent with Chris and Annie, the more I began to see what they describe as this kind of personal Wauconda this this food rich forest ecosystem. That he imagines will be managed, intended by intelligent machines by robotic harvesters. Uh, a a place where technology exists. To serve and elevate nature he has, you know, drones and electrical fences for managed grazing and cameras and software. But what he really envisions is weaving together and these old forms of Agra ecology of.
"robert e" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Robert E. Lee statue? Nothing, but it's got to come down. Yeah, I believe they got one in Virginia coming down sometime this week. Okay, so I've been hearing some stories. That's all you know. We've been screaming heritage, not hate for a long time shocked there's one left and now it's happening at the Magic Kingdom, too. The Magic kingdom. Yeah. Disney. Oh, all right. Yeah. What do you think? I mean, I thought maybe you had a little name for your, you know. No, no, no. No. Where you'd like to go. No, no, no. The magic kingdom be magical is removing Braille rabbit from, uh, from a figure the statue of Braille Rabbit is coming down from Splash Mountain. And And do we know what Bear Rabbit did to call such concern? Yes, Braille Rabbit is a character in song of the South. And Here's why This is so confusing. Song of the South was removed from the Disney Library in the United States along time ago. Zippity Doo di one yesterday. Okay, like in the seventies, they got rid of song of the South a long time ago. But then I think it was in the eighties or the nineties that they built Splash Mountain and Braille Rabbit is there now I've always wondered about that. Why is it that they If that wasn't okay before they even built the ride. Why'd they build the ride? Good question. Well, because the ride didn't really focus on like the old black man. That's in the I guess there's a there's an old black man in the movie. Have you ever watched have seen it? I've not ever seen it. I'm aware of it. I've never actually watched it. As my generation. This was always too hot for TV. I guess. Apparently, though Song of the South is real popular in Japan. They love it over there because they don't get that it's you know. Like offensive in America, to some people or something like that could care less. So now this statue of Braille Rabbit is going to come down and you know they have statues all over Disney, Mickey Mouse Dumbo Pinocchio, that kind of thing, But Bray Rabbit no longer will be featured among them or Yeah. What's up with that? I'm so sad to them. It's like Confederate War statue that really it really took steam out of me this morning. I got to tell you, man, I wasn't expecting to hear this kind of sad news. First thing out Rest in peace Prayer Rabbit. Earlier, you talked about the Biden bodies? I don't know if y'all mentioned that or not, but that's what they call on them now. The people down in Texas along the border. This one dude is a rancher named Brett Smith and living Kidney Texas. Not not named After this kidney. They spell it, K i n n e. Yeah, I spelled a little different. Yeah, And he says so far the illegal uh, immigrants they would call them. Which have overwhelmed the southern border and come across his land probably done $60,000 worth of damage along the way, And in addition, the bodies are starting to pile up. That's the way he reported, bodies are piling up. As these illegal immigrants. A lot of them die while trying to get wherever it is. They thought they wanted to go. They started calling them Biden bodies because it's that man's policy that is making this happen. And one man could stop it and that one man I ain't doing it. I could see calling him Biden binding bodies are piling up. He also thought it was a little puzzling, he said. You know Senator Cruz and Congressman Roy. They come down here and visited with us and talk to us and looked at the area. But we can't seem to get no Democrats. You come down here and there's a lot of Democrat voters down there. They got Democratic mayors all up and down the borderline, but for some reason Democrats won't come. Only the Republicans is looking the situation over the third safety out not to be, uh, Republican or Democrat issue. That's just a human issue. But for some reason They divided it up. Yeah, I tend to agree with that. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Meanwhile, there is an incoming politician who's going to be the governor of one of the border states over there. And not surprisingly, he has a connection to the Gulf cartel. The parents of the politician allegedly embezzled properties and money from a captured top boss. They're currently under investigation for the use of a shell company. They had to hide the funds. Uh Samuel Alejandro Garcia Sepulveda. Whoa. I know that. That's the leader of the cartel. No, no, no, that's the that's the politician. He just won a gubernatorial election in Nueva Leone in June. He is expected to take office in October. And he is the nephew of the former top Gulf cartel boss named Gilbert. Oh, al, honey Garcia, uh, that guy, Mena Yeah, Yeah, He's no good. I don't feel like these names are just too long. Okay. Well, you know why? Why you gotta have six names, you know? Well, what's up with that Less names would be good for me anyway. A series of court documents from Mexico revealed that Garcia's father Samuel, or, like Orlando Garcia, Masa Caro and his mother. I know some mouthful and his mother, get ready for this. Bertha. Sylvia Sepulveda. Andrea Day her first name Bertha Bertha. Yeah, so you know what she's probably probably a good cook. And she likes corn based food, allegedly used a series of legal maneuvers to embezzle a series of properties in the competitive tray When Ella Neighborhood in Nueva Leon. Yeah, the point is, they're connected to a cartel group. And that guy is newly elected governor of the state, one of the states of Mexico. But here's the thing this happens all the time. Count disk is constantly happening down in Mexico. The last president was connected to cartel groups. Um, anyway, so just business as usual in Mexico. Yes, Business As usual. We got some exciting news out of New Orleans this morning..
"robert e" Discussed on Your Transformation Station
"The pharma companies come into the doctor's office service dinner and they they give free samples and do all these things for us and it basically destroys our ability to be objective. And do what we're supposed to do which is focused on patient outcomes and our and do the best thing for our patients one of the egregious. Examples of this is oncology cancer therapy where over half perhaps seventy five percent of these guys incomes is from retailing. chemotherapy drugs. Now if you're a doctor. And i was a doctor and i told you. Here's a product or a medication. Sell this and you keep twenty five percent or twenty percent that's a federal crime called capping and we both go to jail if we were caught but there is an exception for these pharmaceutical companies. And they're allowed to To do this. And they've basically got the oncologist or the cancer. Doctors completely bought out. It's not like they give them meals or anything like that. They and the story gets worse. They are incentivized by the milligram. In other words they're incentivized use larger doses. Because they get paid more for larger doses. Now of course. Doctors are trained in ethics and were one of the most highly skilled and best trained groups of large groups in america. But it's impossible to nor ignore influences like this. And if for that reason and others perhaps more importantly oncology is almost completely ineffective there are about five or six entities or diseases that can be effectively treated testicular cancer..
"robert e" Discussed on Your Transformation Station
"This is twice per capita or twice per person what other developed countries spin on healthcare. They spend ten percent and singapore gets by with about five percent and they have excellent care and the other part of the puzzle. Is that about fifty percent of what we're doing is wrong. It's not it doesn't work or as actually to the patients and that's well known academically to. That's not something you can quibble about. So we we've got this system that over treats and doesn't treat well and is twice as expensive world. Warren buffett called it the tapeworm of the american economy. Because we have to figure out something to do with this or it's gonna eat us all. The growth of healthcare is Something like seventeen percent a year far above the inflation. Great growth so This thing is a. it's a big problem. The corruption extends into big pharma which has more criminal settlements than any industry in history. More criminals settlements by federal prosecutors. So they those guys basically spend all this money Doing these studies that they essentially ruin with fake statistics and they're allowed to conceal half. They're they're allowed to conceal their studies which can make the ones that they don't conceal look pretty good. For example the human papillomavirus vaccine. They concealed half the studies and vaccine. The vaccine was abandoned by japan which arguably has a as good a public health system as we do only one percent of japanese. Take the hp vaccine. But i'll bet you've had it with in your age group. I'm sure you've had it And virtually all of us..
"robert e" Discussed on Your Transformation Station
"All right but the thing is you growth in probation you were. You had people's lives in your hands to people died. We don't understand why or what happened. And we feel like you're one of those doctors that we're talking about are part of the corruption. Maybe you had to change your mind and you wanna be better but the first thing you need to do is you need to be vulnerable and be honest with everybody. Here now greg. I don't think i'm willing to have this era and if you air this. I think that it's a it's a poor reflection on. You live ready. We're tapping in surpassing expectations from the most successful people in the modern day and honing in on new foresight methodologies and clairvoyance. You never knew this. Is your transformation station with your host. Greg bossa robert.
"robert e" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend
"Oh i know what i was going to share with you and then we're going to bring in guest. I'm gonna make this fast because that suggests suggested it was interesting in in reality. It's going to be anticlimactic okay. Long story short. We have a big tree on our parkway joy to parkway is this is a term. I didn't know until i became a homeowner. It is the strip in between the sidewalk and the street and it usually has grass and a tree or sometimes people will like pull out the grass and put pebbles in the owns it so now we have like a really big pretty magnolia tree that we do not own but that we feel like we do because it's on our over overhangs our house so daniel mentioned we should get a tree person to come out to trim some of these these trees over here and then also the magnolia tree looks like the brand one of the branches is gonna fall and i just filed that away as Something that i'm not going to think about. And then later. I looked out the window and a branch this normally like hangs down to maybe like ten feet or something was all of a sudden like four feet off the ground and i was like. Oh i've never seen it like that. Then i was standing there watching it. And then all of a sudden this humongous crack and then a whole big branch just boom fell and there was a person out there walking her dog. She was fine. We're very lucky that it didn't fall. It didn't destroy a person or part of a house or a car or anything but all the neighbors came over tony. It was like the most exciting thing. That's happened in burbank. In quite some time. Yeah and then yeah. Tin horn flats aside exciting uncle. Reference there for anyone. Yes i like to get hyper local at times. Okay enough of but it's art burbank. Is so fast i just. I'm called a number last night. I called parks. And i don't know like there's a website the burbank website. There's a thing you click on. It's like are you having a tree. Emergency and i was like kind of called them. They said they were closed. Because a cove it and then early this morning the guys were here so tree. -mergency solve a tree emergency. That's right okay. I'm very very very excited to welcome to the show. After podcast her poker player. You know him as aj from the sopranos. And i was gonna say sopranos. But when i had jamie lynn sigler on the show. She's like no. I think it's actually sopranos so now i know He also co host. The very funny pajama pants. Podcast with aforementioned jamie lynn and kassim. Please welcome to the show robert. Eyler thank you for having me. Hello welcome i can tell..
"robert e" Discussed on Photography Radio
"But what i did have a clue about was really being interested in the land and how light plays across the land and also across. The water spent a lot of time as well and photograph. This photograph podcast is brought to you by frames. Quarterly printed photography magazine. Here is your today's host debut scott olson with another fascinating conversation. Well hello everyone and welcome to another podcast from frames magazine my name is scott olsen and today we are with robert atwater. Robert is if. I want to be completely honest here the photographer that i wanna be. When i grow up there is such a body of work here such depth and scope. I am absolutely amazed by this. You probably know his work from the first edition of frames magazine one of the featured artists that we have there. We're gonna talk about an awful lot to we're gonna talk about landscape photography. We're gonna talk about a life spent and just more than fifty countries. He's been in india. He's been in europe. He's been the caribbean latvia. Estonia even death valley and a small island off the coast of massachusetts robert. Welcome how are you today. I'm well thanks. This is a real treat to be able to discuss your work because so many of the the moods and the flavors that you've got close to my own heart. But i wanna start with something. That's a little bit unusual. You just for practical reasons for a lot of us. You have shot your work through your entire life was just about every format possible. You've got polaroid's you've got medium format you've got iphones in there. I mean just just right here at the very beginning. Dis- format matter ultimately. Probably not. And i can say that at this point in my career as a mature established photographers certainly along the line formats. Not especially when. I started moving migrating away from thirty five millimeter. When i first started out went to two and a quarter. My ambition was like. I really need a four by five cameron. Sheep fill and so you know. I went down that road a long time with some amazing results. Dance your question. In retrospect i don't think format makes that much difference..
"robert e" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"Intelligence are. It is such a new field. That i i really didn't The supreme court of the united states denied a century or surgery. Which means that they did not hear that case. And then the supreme court of wisconsin. They took what it's called kind of like so they said the court of appeals said. Hey what would you. What would you say about this if we would kick it up to you in the supreme supreme court wisconsin said. Well this is what we feel But i i mean. I think no matter what that because it wisconsin did that just president. I do believe there is a there is a technocracy that that is is relatively coming into power. There is some issues with Constitutionalism and capitalism kind of butting heads in. It's going to be interesting to see how that plays out. Yeah there's no doubt that artificial intelligence realistically in the next five to ten years is going to be a big part of how we do things they're already turning on our lights opening our cars and a bunch of other things are certainly an entertainment. We can talk to our televisions and and they can do that. Video games we play against a form of ai. That essentially will study. How you do things and i to react to that and as these systems get more powerful. There's always the danger of wind does something like that become sentient and what happens when it does so. Yeah i could be a whole nother animal right. There agreed definitely are. Let's take a short break. We're talking to robert kiessling about his novel. Discredited citizen about justice empathy and artificial intelligence. We'll be right back. I am emily hampshire. And i don't think our income fifi back with robert kiessling and his novel discredited citizen so from a sit down and writing standpoint. How did you How did you approach this. Did you go with a firm schedule or date you outlined things and just lead ideas come to you. How did you do I i read a book a long time ago. That helped me. And i'm more of a. I sat but i i like to read screen screenplay as more than elect to write novels but I'm definitely a schedule used what's called. it's called. save the cat which is a lot of people coming know about it. You probably know about it right. No i've never heard of it. It's pretty cool on okay. Yeah yes in the cat it's It's really how this gentleman breaks down. How how hollywood really. I if i don't wanna ruin movies for people but if they get it will ruin every movie for you. It brings down the beginning middle and it has everything. So i've kind of used that structure and you can use it in an novels as well. Then i also I take it pretty systematic approach with with dialogue while so Definitely y- just like it in writing. For example like each chapter is gonna have your In a nutshell. That's your inciting incident right than you're going to have your progressive complication from progressive complication. You're going to have the best of bad choices then choice and then and then the outcome. And that's kinda how i follow that and then obviously it just a little circle into a circle big o. Circle so yeah. That's that's kind of how i i want to now as far as dialogue Late rod serling actually dictated all descriptions the twilight zone into a tape recorder incredible..
"robert e" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"The high in this edition we have author robert kiessling talking about his novel. Discredited citizen welcome. It's great to have you on the podcast. Great thank you so much for having me pleasure. A i love things. I love stories that say something and really there's one word about this story that jumps out at me and it's probably the obvious one justice and what really is justice and i liked that. I liked that a lot. Talk about how this i know. You're you're an attorney. So how did this story find your foul me. Ironically enough right. It was a case out of wisconsin called a state mercy's loomis In what happened was artificial intelligence. They used it. These algorithms secret algorithm by a private corporation in the us it and sensing him to six years. And that's really what's dumps from. The the crux of it is that the basically the court of appeals in a notch on again. I have to give a caveat lawyer. But i'm not a wisconsin. Lawyer is so i'm in this case as as the layman but the the the court of appeals said look that that company the private companies rights to have the algorithm and keep it secret it trump's his due process rights under the constitution. And i'm like wait what that means that machine. Robot rights are above human rights. And that's when i just kicked off man. Like wow and i just thought that and then i looked at places like estonia. They're using robot judges for parking tickets tickets that kind of thing and then you can appeal to human judge and and really it was just a lot of research on like. Wow i just sat words. Going i i truly do think that Probably in the next fifty years at lawyers will be obsolete and will be replaced by algorithms. Well i kind of go with the infamous. Famous words of mr spock. Where when he said computers make excellent servants but i had no wish to serve under their. Hello man yeah. That's that's that's that's right. Yeah totally for for those listening. It this is. It's a case of a wounded police officer going to a doctor for help. He was in trouble and somehow and.
"robert e" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Com Take care. Thank you. Here's a email from Robert. Last name redacted. John, you're too part of attack yesterday on contributors to Trump's campaign was unwarranted. And when you name specific large donors reckless a person can be a trump supporter. Even If one does not endorse his personality, or many flaws than Robert goes on to write about his pro family sort of stances and the America first policies, and he says, he's Ah ah, creating miracles and bringing about Middle East peace accords. Well, those were never those countries are never at war, but Set that aside operation worse. He was a huge success on and on. It goes. But then he said, satirically asking his supporters how they like the assault on the Capitol, which most if not all of them disapprove of was inappropriate. And you should apologize. Robert. Thank you. I'll take that under advisement. I'm pretty sure I'm not gonna apologize because it is the big money donors that I mentioned specifically yesterday that paid for the rise of Donald Trump 56 years ago. Another text message here this'll was rather longs will put that one aside and get to it a little bit later on. Skip that because that's attacking a different host here. Michael wrote to me, John. I'm very glad to hear the sober coverage of today's events of the U. S. Capitol on Double DS would appreciate if this station would pursue ongoing, sincere Addresses of the extremist views that distributes on a daily basis. I wrote back to Michael, I can only control what I say. I don't control of other hosts a in a lot of ways, nor does this station, so just keep that in mind. It's quickly before we lose collectivity again. Let's talk quickly to Sean. He's online one guys if he's still there, Sean, Welcome to the big 89. Sir. Go ahead. Hey, John. Thanks for taking my call. Happy New Year. Um, so I guess it made a question about the process and then a quick comment at the end here get it doing either The 26th amendment or impeachment is going to stoke Just absolutely and enrage. Other folks, but not doing anything. Give him a free pass it that I don't like either. Now you just brought up Margo with Natasha. They're not going away because his troubles are not going to hand on January 20th. He is going to have very uphill climb battling legal problems. But my point to you is this. Um, which is a separate at his rally yesterday. Mm hmm. Two great pride creep. Tried 10 years. If you topple over Robert E. Lee, you will get 10 years. Then I think to myself Wow. There's a bunch of people that just desecrated our nation's capital. And you can't even condemn them for that. And now I hear that it was antifa disguised as Trump supporters. Well, if that's the case, condemn them for that away, Get off your butt and condemned up people for desecrating our nation's capital. Let's be realistic. Let's call out I'm with you. I'm with you, Sean. I totally get it. Let's call out the man responsible. It is Donald J. Trump for the record. I said this yesterday he sparked the assaults. He poisoned the civic well, he's done it for years. He ordered the worst of his minions. Not all. Not all Trump supporters, but the worst of them to D..