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"rocka" Discussed on WTOP
"Rates well into 2023. Stay with us at WTO for more on these top stories in just minutes. Traffic and weather on the 8s and win a break, back over to Rick McClure in the traffic center. All right, thanks for having me. Let's head over to Maryland to 70 when we had some volume in separate stretches headed south through urbana and Hyde's town last hour we had a couple of crashes before and after route one O 9 on the left and right shoulders that was drawing lots of attention still the case. I 95, no issues reported just a brief delay southbound after two 12 tours beltway ramps. BW Parkway had a crash inside the beltway traveling north before good luck road that had a single lane getting by and a few volume delays north outside the beltway through green belt after NASA got her toward route one 97 just falling along that stretch. Route 50 still quiet both inside and outside the beltway, moving at speed in both directions on the bay bridge, three lanes west, two lanes east across debate. Over in Virginia 66 headed east through merrifield, the volume has eased the crash before the beltway was cleared for the right lane. Three 95 north, a few volume slow spots after boundary channel tour at the inbound 14th. I 95 still no change with the volume slow spots. Dumfries and Dale City. That's on the northbound are southbound side, volume on the northbound side through Fredericksburg to and through Fredericksburg. No issues reported, just a bunch of broken down vehicles from last hour. That was the cause people get look sees about it. Watch for a crash along southbound route one 23 after the rocka Quan river. Last check was taking the center lane. Through the district volume slowdowns affecting both sides of the freeway through southeast and Southwest, the slowest by far is still on the westbound side, from the third street tunnel toward Maine avenue, slow on the eastbound side, heaviest from the case bridge toward east capital street. Rick McClure WTO traffic, not too happening weather wise, we've had some I'll call it weather gumbo, the last few days. We've had 80° snow 50°. What's next
"rocka" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"And of course, I was already in the front lines and I was like, it's been like a month since I was there. So I knew everyone and it was kind of little easy for me. I was already doing this. By myself. So if I have extra people, it's not only that, at this time, we have a car. We have a paid driver and a car while in my case, and my friend case, we were always hatching on the checkpoint and going to the local front lines with the logistic cars with the ambulance car with the, you know, whatever it's in your mind, we always and we find more stories in this way. So this time it was a lecture to be in a car with a crew. Like it was great. So I went with them to the front lines and of course I told them everyone covering this area, let's do another way. So we went to the south front lines of raka while there was a senior ISIS trained or whatever. I'm here. They use it to be in that neighborhood. Mansura in rocka city. So when we arrive at their it was everything still there, you know, like the signs and everything that the woman with the pork or the ISIS flag and everything. So it was a very great footage as have been taken in that moment. When they published it in the TV the TV station they sent online like an air me as a producer with them. And all the journalists who were covering a Mosul in Iraq, they were watching that. So they started to say, who is this robot? Because the TV writes the name, you know, like a thanks to robot and then they write it down and I started to receive like countless number everyone say we will come to rocka from Mosul and we want to work with you, you know? Because they know that it's someone local who have to be there and understand the story. So I get money, then I worked with another team, I get enough money, then I go and I bought a camera and I started to continue shooting our documentary and refusing the assignments with the foreigners. But in bar goes, for example, I came back because some friends were literally big into me, like, please. We will not come if it's not you. Then I was like, okay, me also, do you know it's kind of addiction? The front lines, you can't stop it. You can't resist a little bit like smoking somehow then you are in the case when you are there. Then you can not stop it again. So this is how I've been in this involving every time. And of course, I have a close friends, those groups that we work together most of them have been close friends. So when they came, it's like automatically yes, you know? Are you nervous about these scientific mysteries? Yeah, yeah. I'm gonna do my best. Oh wait, no, we're adversaries. I'm gonna beat you. That is the attitude we want. Yeah, I'm not here to make friends. Yeah, I'm here to guest mysteries. Yeah, that's right. This weekend unexplainable, we're bringing back our game show. We got three potential mysteries. Mystery one oh no. That's terrifying. Mystery two. What? And mystery three. Get out. Come on. I guess this week is Avery truffle, man, host of the articles of interest podcast. Thanks for having me. I'm terrified. She's gonna try to guess which of these mysteries are still mysteries. And which one has actually recently been solved. So what's the answer? What's the answer? To find out, follow unexplainable for new episodes, every Wednesday. What is it that you need to know about people in the stories that the journalists before you decide to work with them? Because I assume sometimes, I mean, all these people are showing up, there's a war going on, you might get people of all range of experience with reporting on war or they're coming to look for this one specific shot and they have an idea in their head of what it's going to be or specific story. So what do you try to know from them before you decide to help them? It's so important to know who is there because you are really going to the front lines. It's not normal story that you are going to cover together. You are going literally to the test together. So it's have to be a team. It's hard to be a little bit to understand engage other. So in my case, I worked with some of them and they started to recommend me to people like them, their friends. So it's been a cycle, which is all of us. We know each other, we understand each other. We have a similarities, our beliefs, our principles, our backgrounds, whatever, you know, like it's became like something spontaneously happening. You are similar, so you end up with the same group. As I said, when I had the F one, then the many French TV started to communicate, but because the two person that's been with and another friend when I worked with them, we developed kind of relation there. You know, like we started we worked and it was great team. The driver, the two of them and me, we worked very well together. So they called me, for example, and they said, this is a friend and please work with this person. They will recommend me to someone and they will recommend someone to me. And then we will go to communicate. And this communication through WhatsApp or signal or whatever, then we will decide that which kind of stories you want to cover. And I will suggest something. You know, like based on that, this is how it's worked, to be honest, I also prefer to work with the writing outlets, newspaper magazines, books, more than TVs, the TVs are very big cruise. We were three cars and it's so hard to control and the big TVs like people from BBC or from CNN or whatever they bring like a security adviser and I think my work as a fixture or a string or a producer, it's kind of clashing with the security advisers on the ground. So because they bring some ex soldier and they came with them and they never been in Syria. They never been on the ground. I was soldier from outside. They don't hire a local. Usually the security advisers who are working with the media, they are soldiers, you know, like from different countries, but basically American or European or Canadian. And their experience in the military, they invested to be security advisers with the media and people in different lines in the conflict. And I think that's not always work with the work of the local because part of my work as a fixer. It's a security also. It's a security analyzing security assessment. It's a security steps. One of the main reasons why the TV for me was hard to deal basically big TV. Of course, it's a better money, but it's a harder in a way to control. So I was more with this trend of a small TV cruise like one cameraman correspondent. That was perfect so far. Then it was like more people who are writing so the stories it's deeper for me and it's
"rocka" Discussed on Bankless
"Just put this tweet out there. Just because I thought it was pretty funny. We can move on though. Here's a take or a tweet I want to get your take on. This is Ben. This is the Ben, the analyst over at bankless, our analyst Ben. RPL, up 67% against lido, since the November 7th, November 9th bottom, interesting. And he takes on RPL versus lido. Yeah, I mean, I'm become so biased recently towards rocka pool because we're both rocket pull maxis. I joined as an O down member, bankless is already an O down M bar. I've spun up mini pools. I think The Rock able community is so closely aligned with Ethereum. It's basically the same community. But I guess most level headed take here, not bringing my rocket pool bias into this. Is that lido is already worth a lot, right? And it kind of grew really, really quickly. But I think there's a belief in the market now that lido's growth has topped out, right? That about 30%. And that post withdrawals, they're actually going to lose a lot of market share due to people reshuffling their 8th around and due to rocket pool being in a very, very nice position and going to be an even better position around time of withdrawals to grow. So when it comes to LSDs, it's hard to bet on anyone. And maybe betting on lighter historically has been a good relatively good bet, I guess. But yeah, I mean, RPL, the token from what I've seen has been very, very resilient. It has an actual defying use case within the protocol itself. It's not just the governance token. And I think the community is one of the best in crypto. So yeah, I mean, I am a rocker Paul maxi at this point, but that's my most level headed take that I can give. Yeah, no, I share those sentiments as well. I think Leto captured a massive amount of the market and asking lido to go up 67% is much harder than asking rocket pool to go up 67%. The winner of the year, the best token, the best crypto asset to hold your money in this year was unquestionably GMX. If we scroll all the way back out to the one year chart, it is up on the up on the year, a lot of chop, started at $20 currently ending the year at 42 $43. So a doubling on the year, but actually most of that doubling happened in the first few months. It was then a flat for the rest of the year. So congratulations to GMX and all GMX holders, because you guys did not lose in 2022. And that made you winners. Here's a chart that I thought was pretty interesting. That's actually not the price of a token, but it's actually the price of a stablecoin. And this is the chart I saw of rye in relation to other U.S. dollar and other Fiat currencies. And so rye, of course, is a, it's a stablecoin in the sense of the word that it's meant to it's a coin that is meant to be stable, but not stable to anything in particular. It is opposing market forces. And so how that works, it out of scope for this. It just attempts to maintain some sort of soft peg to the U.S. dollar, not follow it in particular. And if you look at this chart, it's probably the coolest and most simple and most stable asset to hold out of all Fiat currencies. Anthony, what's your take on this? Yeah, I mean, I like rye. Unfortunately, it has some limitations on it that mean that it can't actually grow that fast and it can't actually be used within DeFi like other stablecoins can.
Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"rocka" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Way back, yeah. I know, there's some people in a diner who? What? The TV show. And they said she couldn't sing back then. She was very flat. Yeah. I'm sure. That's right. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. That's a Hall of Fame performance. She actually got a rock song. She played guitar, and it was all distorted. I was crunched out so she was playing she was rocking. I'll say that because, you know, she's that great her voice sounds great. All the women on this show, it was ladies night at the rocka Hall of Fame, a lot of ways. Yeah. They were great. Said this last year. They're putting them in for a reason. And it's not really on merit. Okay. Well, I mean, it's a dollar one thing. Pat benatar, I think, deserve it. I guess, I guess. You're rhythmic. I mean, they weren't really a hit machine, but they were pretty impactful, but that's a crude. That's a duo. There was a band. Wasn't that a good point? Yeah. You know? So she sounded amazing though. Annie Lennox was probably the best of the whole bunch though. So as they've gotten older, their voices are staying quite good. And I think we've had this discussion the number of times that Jack and I are you guys. So name an older band, 70s band that isn't in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that should be there. America. So, Dolly Parton or pat benatta should go in before America, right? Yeah, sure. This is what I'm saying. That's just not really, you know why they're starting to fill it up with women because someone complained and listen, they have their whatever. Their agenda, they're going to make things right. So they just, I just always thought pat benatta was good. I didn't think she was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame material. This is a good 80s singer. What did she do in the 90s? What did she do in the 2000s? You know what I mean? Right. I don't know. Couldn't that be? If you take fluid where a flute while food Mac was a van to me. I see what you're saying. You know, and maybe there's some truth to that. Yeah, I just looked at it that way. That was good, but she wasn't rock and roll. Not only that, but I mean, some of these bands were also snubbed for other reasons. Other reasons that they're not being put in, but you know, the side politics of whatever politics that rock and the whole thing has, but I agree. I mean, call her something to have to go in for America, or. Even jethro Tull. I mean, they're not in everything, right?
"rocka" Discussed on KOMO
"You know what you're really going to save on something like this. Last minute travel. So we looked at one way airfare for next week, and it was actually $200 more than this bus arriving on the same day. Your stock charts dot com money update on news radio 1000 FM 97 7. Starbucks stock rose today is fourth quarter earnings report topped expectations. The company said sales rose 11% in the U.S. and 7% worldwide. Stock rose more than 2% in after hours trading to $87 per share. Washington state ranks number ten in the nation for women's and children's health, according to a report from the united health foundation. Cigarette smoking decreased by 30% the past several years and the state's infant mortality rate also declined. The Dow lost 146 points to close in 32,001. NASDAQ fell one 82 when the S&P 500 lost 40. This is rob Smith with northwest news radio. Here are your political insights from ABC News. After 19 days of presenting evidence against 5 members of the oath keepers militia group, the prosecution has officially rested its case, jurors have heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses in the past month and the trial of 5 oath keepers charged with seditious conspiracy, investigators have documented the group's actions leading up to during and after the assault using seized text messages, audio files, and surveillance video. Defense attorneys say they expect their own presentations to stretch for at least another two to three weeks. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the upcoming midterm elections will be safe, secure, and fair, but warned voters should be concerned about potential threats that democratic process. Some bad actors may seize on this time to spread misinformation and lies about the security of the tabulation process, and preemptively attempt to declare results. ABC News Washington. News radio traffic from the dubin law group traffic center. Still sings a very heavy traffic on southbound 5 coming into downtown Seattle from the U just directly. Do you have a crash south on 5 itself for good street blocking the center right lane? That's contributing to this backup. At earlier crash in Redmond, eastbound 5 20 near westlake's managed Parkway is cleared away. It was blocking all lanes at one time, still seeing just a bit of a slowdown through that area. And the earlier crash into comas southbound 5 at the exit to highway 16. That's been cleared away. It's no longer causing any blocking. Our next northwest traffic at 8 O four. The news radio 1000 FM 97 7 forecast. Rainy and blustery weather for the next couple of days, highs Friday will make it into the 50s, but by Saturday we're back into the 40s, the plenty of showers and overnight lows dipping into the 30s. Stormy conditions continue Sunday and snow is even a possibility at the higher elevations Sunday in to Monday. I'm Kelly bier and let your northwest news radio forecast. Maria rocka has tonight's lifebeat report. Parents have always had to deal with their kids coming home from school with some sort of cold or virus. But now with COVID-19, RSV and other maladies, healthcare professionals say it's important for children to keep up the hygiene. Pediatrician doctor Gina Robinson says the first thing to do is the easiest. Hand washing is the simplest and still the best way to reduce the spread of many, many germs. You touch things throughout the day. You don't even think about opening doors, opening your desk, at school, opening your locker, and every time you touch
"rocka" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Words. You might think this just a little bit of the taste of the face for you as you get up and dance at the L two when something denied the fight. I swing polos and then they clear the lane I call solo the meaning of all the letter is the wax as you believe is true if only through the roof suck his liars get me a shovel some riders I know a damn devil from them I say don't believe the hype you're just it must be on the back right that pans and pans are fast 'cause I've had it. I'm not an addict fiend if that is. I see that change recorder and I grab it. No you can't have it back silly rabbit. I'm going to my media fasting. Harry Allen. I gotta ask him. Get Harry all right all we gotta take. Don't believe that. Now here's what I was gonna do for me. Don't believe it. Don't don't believe the hype. Don't believe I don't believe the hype. I got way worse in all those things you know. Your grandma get the green black and red and gold down calm down and on the gas and 88 you ate the F ones will put the left and effect and I still will rock the hard jams treated like a criminal beats the bourgeois and rocka boulevard some say I'm negative, but then the positive what I got to get. The median does this red black and green height think you got to be you know what I mean on them you're the niggas got them going up to seek out and Turk like the jerk in the out of work. Let me tell you a little something man. A lot of people on J down radio scared of us 'cause they shoot ignorant doesn't understand the lyrics of the truth that we bump into the flowers that brings out 'cause that's fun I'm gonna put the skills they call caps you know what I'm saying but that's about to straighten it out quick fast in a hurry. Don't worry flavor vision ain't flurry. You know what I'm saying? Just terminate that. Don't believe this don't believe the hype. Don't believe it don't believe the height good don't believe the hype don't believe the hype good don't don't believe that don't believe the hype. Oh. Yeah. I've been doing my own thing love is always helping bad timing my breaks are trying to ever since I looked in your eyes I have one question for you you want me to give you all my heart I wanna make you good for you does you feel my heart I promise I'll be true you're the perfect time to tell me if you want me to yeah if you could sleep on this boy you want 'cause all I dream about is I'm back here and you're the first one to make me feel like this and this is one of the two that I can't no no no no you wanna know the difference you are wondering about words I'm saying oh 'cause you got more peace than it smells this whole world and baby I start to know how you feel tell me if you want me to give you all my love I wonder make you good for you love you for my life I promise you that I'll be true love about the tell me if you want me to. Sweetheart now it's time I let you know I follow rush you take me to sleep boy I came up with you can you help me record with me I knew it could be something. To make my love please tell me if you're trying to I want you to know what you're doing I wanna make it I wanna make it right to you baby. So I'm telling you something tell me it's more fun. To go there hey. Girl don't you. Come. Here. To me. I'm all right let's stop it. Listen, don't have them.
Bob and Sheri
"rocka" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Rob Schneider. Thank you so much. Saturday Night Live comic, and I didn't know this about you, and I was so impressed. You like single handedly funded music classes in your hometown. Yeah, well, that was nice. Well, you know, I mean, I didn't do the teaching of this stuff, but we hired some music teachers, and my dad, you know, California makes a lot of money, you know, making entertainment, but they don't put it back into society. And your mom was involved in the school board where you grew up. And my mom, she got more votes for the school board than Clinton did for president back in the day. So it's a way I grew up in a nice town, but they didn't have a lot of money. And so we were able, I've been very lucky, so we put the music back in schools for the last 17 years and we're very fortunate to be able to do that. You have made so many movies, but do you mind if we ask you about Saturday Night Live? Sure, yeah. You're just a minute. I have heard that when you're one of the performers on Saturday Night Live, the pressure, when that show is on, is so amazing in so many areas, not just being able to hit your lines in your marks and I'll. But the movement elevators are used. People are going up and down an elevator, people are rushing and you're running around and one time I didn't get out there on time because they turned the monitor off of the makeup room and I looked and Dana Carvey's out there dressed as Woody Allen. And then I was supposed to be soon Yi running out next film. And so I ran in high heels to get out there. And it was fine, but by that time the director David Wilson was panicking, Dan Wilson that was panicking. And so he shoved Chris Farley out who didn't know his lines and it just changed the tenor of the sketch because he's supposed to say, you're a real sleaze ball. You know, to Woody Allen, you know, at that time. And then he said, you know, the cue card people were freaking out and Dana and I were getting it together because we knew our lines. And so he yelled out, you're a real scumbag. And anyway, the week before that, I had met with Woody Allen's casting agent for a role in his movie and needless to say. It never worked. But mister Allen. Wow. And it sounds like we never got to see you as soon Yi either. No, I got out there. I was out there in time for the sketch and it kind of worked out, but like I said, the tenor of the piece had changed. So what happened? I got yelled at by Lorne Michaels. It's okay. You started out as a writer on Saturday night. Yeah, I mean, and I remember Lorne Michaels told me that, you know, he hired Chevy as a writer. And things worked out pretty good for him. And I said, okay, I'll take it, you know? I was 24 or 25 at the time, you know? What else was I going to do, you know? So, but it was one of those places where, you know, if you make it there, you're in show business. You're in. Not everybody did. Not everybody got a career like you have. Well, I've been very lucky. I've been, you know, Michael Caine told me years ago, he said, the important thing is not to be, you don't want to be the guy who's a movie star. You know, that attention you don't want that. Well, you want to be as the guy next to the guy. He was a star. Then you last for 30 years, 35, 40 years, like I've done. And I've been pretty lucky. Yeah. You know, I've avoided that white hotspot. And all the money and success that comes with. It's nothing but trouble. Look at all who needs it. And then you get in your late 40s, the roles are slightly different. The roles are like, you know, do you want to play the dad in Twilight? No. Do I get to make out with the young kid then forget it then, you know? But you still tour, you're on tour right now. But I'm enjoying, well, I started out as a stand up, so it was just weird 'cause Chris Rock intimidated me into doing this again. And he said, you know, I said, I don't know what I talk about. You just get back out there and do it. What do I have to just talk about what I don't know what I talk about? Just talk about what you're talking to me about. And so he got me started about three years ago after we finished doing grown-ups and basically we just sit around all day 'cause Adam Sandler was a $90 million movie. I could have made it for 3 million. But we sit around for four months and we're just waiting for Selma Hayek to come out of her trailer and be like, how could she be this good-looking Chris rocka? How could she be the good this could look at 6 30 in the morning? And she was, you know, it was 40 or two just bombshell of a lunch, a very nice and elegant and everything. And then I went into her trailer to meet her mother. And mom said, she's made this beautiful jewelry. Would you like to buy into this Jewish? So yeah, I'll buy it. $800. Are you rich enough? You're married to a billionaire. You're gonna charge me $800. I'm not on the same level as you, you know? Her husband owns Louis Vuitton, you know? We'll be right back with more Rob Schneider. So bob and sherry off air podcast called the odd cast. Podcasting. Podcast. With stuff we wouldn't couldn't or shouldn't do on a regular show. On the current odd cast, sherry, overshot the Mark just a little. But the worst part, she had to appear in front of people. On camera, the bobbin sherry off air podcast, the odd cast. We got a big podcast to do here. Get it now on the free bobbin cherry app, bob and cherry dot com or wherever you get your podcasts. The new and improved body sherry website. Just go to bob and sherry dot com. All right, we're back with our guests, comedian writer, movie star, TV star, philanthropist, Rob Schneider. Was it a big jump from going to being a writer to being a performer? No, but I always felt like I was never getting acting work. I mean, Adam Sandler and I were on a stand up and he'd done a couple of Cosby shows back in the 80s and then I was at stand up and then he moved out to LA. We lived right across the street from each other and then one day my girlfriend at the time threw all my clothes out on the floor. I forget for whatever thing I did, but literally like homeless people were picking up my clothes in front of the house and I slept on his couch. He didn't have an extra sheet or a blanket or pillow. I just had to use my own clothes that I picked up as my, but neither of us were getting acting work. So what happened was, I ended up writing jokes on stage that I would act out the pieces, and that would end up being a good thing for me, was I would act out like if a woman, a guys were fighting, I remember an old joke of mine was like, you know, there was this, I read in the newspaper because you read the paper, you go out and have coffee, try to write jokes is what you do when you're not trying to get work as an actor or as a comic, and there's a joke was like a lover's another lover's quarrel ends in shooting. And I just thought, wow, you know, when your lover comes back into the room with a shotgun, it's time to make up, you know? You know, honey, you're right, this place is on that. I'm gonna start picking up right now. And then so you act out these things. And I still do that. I kind of act out like my wife and then my mom and stuff and I just taped a month ago my first comedy special. That's gonna come out and I have a couple of months on showtime. Terrific. I've never did it before. So I've seen people don't even know that I did stand up. So when they come see me, they expect me to do stuff from the movies. I don't. I don't mean to disappoint them, but I just do stand up, you know? I'm a regular. I tell jokes like I was up till 2 o'clock in the morning figuring out my jokes, so I'm gonna try to do tonight. Because you can write jokes. Like, it's usually stuff that happens, and I would say the only difference between comedian or any artist or writer is that you know yourself a little bit more. And so when something's happened, you can kind of look at it. And then you're trying to live in the moment in your life, but every once in a while, I like when my wife's arguing with me or something, I go, I'm gonna use this. Do you have to get permission from your wife or your mother? My wife's even more of a show business horror nature. You gotta use that to make money bias another house. Well, your wife hump
"rocka" Discussed on Business Wars
"Rocky may would be furious. I'd be stabbing him in the back siding with his nemesis after he brought me in. Sure, but if you align with Guinness and mo at Hennessy, there won't be anything he can do about it. Arno stares at the banker, working through the pros and cons in his head. Then he nods. Kal chevalier will see if we can work out a deal. Over the next week, arno strikes a deal with chevalier and the moet Hennessy families. He forms a holding company with Guinness and together, they purchased 25% of the shares. But rock amay gets word of our nose betrayal. He rallies the Louis Vuitton heirs to increase their shares, bringing their holdings up to 33%. It's not enough to control the board, but it's a large enough share that it's considered a blocking minority. Arno and Guinness will need the vuittons to move forward with any decisions. When rock amaze strides into the first LVMH board meeting since Arnold teamed up with Guinness and chevalier, rocka May's confident that he's outmaneuvered the trader Bernard Arnault. But arno has more tricks up his sleeve. It's 1988, Paris, France. Alan chevalier pounds a small gavel on the conference table at the LVMH headquarters. Bernard Arnault sits on one side, Henri raca may, on the other. Rock amaze stares daggers at our no, but our no pretends not to notice. I call this board meeting to order. First on the agenda, we have a vacant position on the supervisory board. Bernard Arnault leans forward. I nominate my father, Jean Leon Arnaud to the position. Chevalier nods. I second, shall we put it to a vote? Leans back in his chair crossing his arms. You're of course welcome to call a vote, but keep in mind that the Louis Vuitton family has recently increased its shares to 33%. I speak for the family when I say we oppose this nomination. And we'll use our voting power to block it. I nominate Jean viton to that position. One of the vital family members sitting next to him raises his hand. I second. Rock a may looks around the room. Finally landing on our no with his smirk. Rocky may can't help but feel a bit of pride. Arnold thought he could stab rock a man in the back, but the old man still got it. And shall we call a vote? Are no clears his throat. Pardon me, Henri, but you are operating with some outdated information. The arno Guinness company recently increased our shares as well. We now own 37.6% of LVMH stock. I do believe that means we control more than the vital family. Of course, we can still go ahead with a vote on Jean if you would like. He smiled serenely at rocka may, whose face has turned bright red. When did you do this? Over the past three days, rocka may quickly does the math in his head, calculating our know has just spent roughly $600 million on LVMH stock. Arno looks around the room. I move that we go forward on the vote, naming my father to the supervisory board. Any objections? No one objects and the vote moves forward. Rocky may stares straight ahead, fuming. There has to be a way to stop this. He brought arno in. He can find a way to push him out, too. Rock a May in our no launch into an all out war. Rock he proposes dividing up the company, but our no takes offense. He bought into this company fair and square. He's not getting it divided out from underneath him. As a response, he buys even more stock. He spends an additional $500 million, bringing his control up to 43.5%. Chevalier, who owns no stock personally, resigns. He sees nothing good coming from being caught in the crossfire between Arnaud and rock amme. With chevalier stepping down, arno becomes chairman of LVMH. One of his first moves is to suggest an amendment to the bylaws, requiring executives retire at age 70. Attempting to force the 76 year old rock ame out. Furious, rock a maid takes the fight to the courts. He asks the judge to nullify our nose last stock by arguing that it was insider trading. The court bans are no from holding any shareholder meetings until the matter is resolved, forcing LVMH into a state of limbo. Rock amay has earned a reprieve. But with the internal fighting becoming so public and the company unable to make any major decisions. LVMH is in a vulnerable state. It's December 1989, Milan, Italy. Mauricio Gucci sits in a courthouse. It's cold day, but he feels hot and constrained in his gray double breasted suit. He keeps his hands clasped, resting on the table in front of him. It takes all of his willpower not to fidget. This is the final hurdle to get through, and then he can run Gucci, his way. At last. Any second now the judge will walk in. He will either uphold the conviction that Mauricio forged his father's signature on stock shares to avoid paying inheritance tax. Or he will absolve him. It's hard not to feel like Maurizio's fate is in the judge's hands. If his conviction is upheld, not only will he have to pay a hefty fine, his name will forever be besmirched. Besides, he promised invest corp, the company he brought in to buy out his family that he would clear up all his legal troubles. Mauricio needs this judge to overturn the conviction. A buzzer blares through the courtroom announcing the judge's arrival. The judge takes his place behind a high bench, looking down at the courtroom below him. B seated. Mauricio sits down. His heart pounds sweat, forms on the back of his neck. His future Gucci's future is on the line. It only takes a few seconds for the judge to pull out a pair of reading glasses and get settled. But to Maurizio, it feels like it takes hours. The judge holds up a piece of paper and begins to read. In the name of the Italian people, the Court of Appeals of Milan overturns the sentence issued by the lower court and absolves Maurizio Gucci of all charges against him. Mauricio leaps to his feet and throws his arms around his lawyers. Tears stream down his face. He did it. His family threw everything they could at him. They forced him to spend two and a half years in exile. But he's won. Nothing can stop him now. He's going to make Gucci the best luxury brand in the world. And with Louis Vuitton stymied by its own infighting, Mauricio has a good shot. But whether he has the business skills is.
"rocka" Discussed on Business Wars
"United States. Bringing in new customers who still viewed the company as a symbol of wealth and success. Grew more ambitious. He began buying up champagne and perfume companies to expand his reach. Eventually merging Louis Vuitton with drinks giant moet Hennessy. At Gucci, Mauricio Gucci had concerns that the company was over licensing its name and putting out too many products, diluting the value of the brand. But in fighting with his relatives, prevented him from making any changes. Finally, fed up with all the family rivalry, Mauricio teamed up with an outside investment company to buy his family out, giving him control of Gucci. Once and for all, now, rock a May and Mauricio will learn that the transition from family owned company to a corporation with outside investors. Is more complicated than they ever imagined. They both find themselves getting pushed off the runway. This is episode two. The wolf in Kashmir. It spring 1988. Paris France Henri rakim plays a piano duet with Bernard Arnault. A slight man nearly half rock amaze age and size are no looks like he could be rocking my son. The two man's hands dance over the keys. Rock Emma struggles to keep up with our no, whose hands fly with skilled precision. Sweat forms on rock amaze brow. He doesn't want to embarrass himself. He's been searching for a white knight to counterbalance along chevalier and his plot to fold in beer giant Guinness. He's reached out to the chairman of other luxury brands, including eve saint Laurent, and Hermes, but hasn't found any takers. They're all intimidated about going up against the moet Hennessy families and Guinness. But rock a has high hopes for the ambitious arno. Our nose started his career as a property developer. But four years ago, he moved into the luxury goods market by taking over legendary fashion house Christian Dior. He's been nicknamed the wolf in cashmere by the French press. And that's exactly who rocka may needs to win this fight against chevalier. They finish the piece. And rock a may reaches for his class of cognac sitting atop the piano. He shakes out his right hand, which aches from hopping between octaves. You're quite talented. Did you ever consider playing professionally? Are no takes a sip of his drink before answering. He's 39 years old with dark hair and bushy eyebrows, arch so dramatically that he looks perpetually surprised. As a child, yes, but by the time I was a teenager, I realized I would never be the best. So what was the point in continuing to pursue that road? Rock a maid gives a half laugh, but arno is dead serious. Rock a drops his smile. Should I be nervous then that you've made the move into luxury goods? You see a path to be the best? Or no shrugs. Actually, I should thank you. You're the reason I got into this business. What you did with Louis Vuitton was remarkable. It proved that these family businesses could become more powerful moneymakers. Louis Vuitton's margin of return is what, 40%? Is it not? Yes, it is. Unbelievable. Most luxury companies have a margin of 15 to 25%. But you showed that there is potential for more. It's inspiring. Oh, well, we've had a good run. Unfortunately, Louis Vuitton is not fully appreciated in our present arrangement. Arnold arches, one of his prominent eyebrows. Is that so? Rock a stands up from the piano bench and crosses to the opposite side of the room, running his hand over a row of old hard cover books on a shelf. I'm sure you've heard the rumors about Guinness spying LVMH stock. Or no nods. Let's just say that I'm looking to bring in someone to balance the scales. Someone who is equally committed to high end accessories. Good. Louis Vuitton should never be taken for granted or pushed aside. Rock a may looks at our no dead in the eyes. You know, I'm an old man. I can only do this job for so many more years. Whoever came in with me on this steak would be the obvious choice for successor. Is that's something you'd be willing to put in writing, make an official part of the deal, rock a may, nod slowly. Or no stands up and crosses to rock a. Then let's work together to make sure luxury goods get their respect it deserves. He sticks out his hand. Rock and make clasps it firmly. He's found his white knight. But ra kame is about to learn that arno wasn't dubbed the wolf and cashmere for nothing. He's a shark. Who looks out for himself above anything else. It's a Sunday Night in June, 1988, Paris, France. Bernard Arnault sits in the Christian Dior headquarters, Fannie himself with a folded up Manila folder. A cross from him is his banker and trusted business adviser, sweat, seeping through his white shirt. Paris has been baking in a heat wave for almost a week. Many of the city's rich have fled to the Alps for the weekend, but our no has stuck it out in the city, preparing to make his bid for his stake in LVMH, the following morning. Arnault runs his hand through his damp hair. Is everything all set for tomorrow? Yes, we're ready. But I just want to make sure you really want to do this. This is a tinderbox. Chevalier and moet Hennessy especially with Guinness backing them have a lot more financial resources than you. They could make this really ugly and worse if it looks like LVMH is in disarray and even bigger player could swoop in. Or no shrugs. I want this company, and if I have to fight for it, then I'll do it. The banker looks out the window. The sun is setting, but the air hasn't cooled. You know, there might be another way. What do you mean? Chevalier is against this deal because he knows that rockaway is using it to push him out. You assure him that he has a job. He can bring the moed Hennessy families on to your side. Or no, considers this..
"rocka" Discussed on Business Wars
"On private planes, and he wants more. Judging by the grin on your face, I assume I'm forgiven for making you delay your retirement. Rocka may nods vigorously. I'm never retiring. I want to build an empire. Beyond just bags and champagne, I want perfumes. Watches more liquor shoes, jewels. Her deal holds up her glass of champagne. I'll drink to that. It's 1987. Milan, Italy. Mauricio Gucci sits at an antique table in his lawyer's office going over his options. The past few months, his life has been mired in legal trouble. His uncle Aldo told the police that Mauricio forged his father's signature on the Gucci stock certificates. And his pact with Paolo fell apart after Paulo felt that Mauricio I stem out of the licensing company they created. Paolo never sold Mauricio his shares, and he's told the police that Mauricio illegally moved money overseas when he bought a yacht. Mauricio snaps his head to the door of his lawyer's office as it flies open. His driver stands in the doorway, sweaty and out of breath. Mauricio jumps to his feet. There's only one reason his driver would burst in like this. Police his driver nods. Waiting for you at the office. I have the car parked in the alley out back. We have to go now. Mauricio grabs his briefcase, nods to his lawyer, and follows his driver out of the office. The two men race down the stairs out into the alley. Mauricio dives into the back seat, lying down so no one can see him through the window. His breathing is fast and shallow, even though he's in good shape from playing tennis and skiing. His driver pulls up in front of the garage where Maurizio keeps his collection of cars and motorcycles. Fortunately, no police are waiting for them here. His driver grabs a large motorcycle helmet, and hands it to Maurizio. No one will recognize you. Mauricio pulls the helmet over his head flipping down the visor. His breathing, echoes inside the helmet, making him feel claustrophobic. His driver hands him the key to a red Kawasaki bike. Don't stop until you're over the Swiss border. Mauricio nods. Switzerland won't extradite him. He'll be safe there. If he can get there. Mauricio mounts the bike quitting the keys in the ignition. Now when you get to the border, keep your helmet on, I'll follow you later with your belongings. Mauricio nods and grabs his driver's hand clasping it tightly. Thank you for everything. Go, go. Mauricio starts the motorcycle and pulls out onto the street. As he navigates through the narrow streets of Milan, headed into exile. He stews. He tried everything to make it work with his family. He's explained his vision, tried to show them his reason. But they're stuck in the past. Two mired in their grievances to understand what he's trying to do. Gucci may have started as a family business almost 70 years ago. But if Gucci is going to remain a viable company. Mauricio has to stab his family in the back. And push them out. For good. 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But rocka may already knows he's going to go through with it. He's more here to boast about what he's accomplished with Louis Vuitton. He spotted his friend already seated. Rocky may struts over. Rock amaze friends stands to greet him. So good to see you. Rock Emma sits unable to keep the smile from flirting at the edges of his lips. His friend wipes his mouth with his napkin. So, what's going on? Your secretary wouldn't breathe one word about what you wanted to meet about. I've had a very interesting offer that I wanted to discuss with you. He leans forward, speaking in a whisper. Moet Hennessy wants to join forces. Moet Hennessy is one of the largest luxury drinks companies in the world. A merger between moet, a champagne company, and Hennessey, a cognac one. Rock amaze Friends, eyebrows, shoot up in surprise. Really? Yes, the CEO approached me last week. A short while ago he noticed some suspicious trading a moet Hennessy stock. He's worried someone is planning a takeover. He pointed out that Louis Vuitton is also at risk for such an action. But if we merged, we'd be too big for anyone to raid. We protect each other. You see? So what do you think? Rock a may doesn't wait for his friend to respond. He plows ahead. I think it's terrific. Think of how we'd be able to expand with that much capital behind us. I've already started compiling a list of companies to look into acquiring. He reaches into his pocket, removing the list, but before he can start reading, his friend interjects. Henri will wait, are you sure that moet Hennessy sees this merger as a marriage of equals? Of course, how else would they view it? As an absorption. Moet Hennessy is a much bigger company than Louis Vuitton. You could lose a lot of power if this goes through. Do they even think you'd stay on? I mean, you're 75. Rocka may shakes his head vigorously. No, no, no, no, we're on the same page, and of course I'd stay on. I'll let you in on a little secret. This isn't the first time Louis Vuitton and moet Hennessy have discussed joining forces, but before moet Hennessy wasn't interested. They thought Louis Vuitton was small potatoes. They didn't want a company that only had one product. I changed that. I'm the reason they're.
"rocka" Discussed on Business Wars
"Thank you, thank you, thank you. Over the next few months, odile and rock amay convinced Henri and Claude to turn over control of Louis Vuitton to rock a. Once in charge, rock amaze first order of business is to push the company into Japan. Retail space there is too expensive to establish freestanding stores, so rock a negotiates to sell Louis Vuitton products through the major Japanese department stores. However, he takes a risk and demands full control. Instead of a standard franchise agreement where the stores purchase goods from Louis Vuitton and sell them as they see fit, rock amay lays down an ultimatum. Louis Vuitton will fully manage their own section of the department stores. They will decide which products to offer, how to display them, and set the price point. At first, the store is bulk. But rocka may tells them if they want Louis Vuitton products at all. This is the arrangement. His gamble pays off and the department stores give in. Under rocka May's leadership, Louis Vuitton is expanding its market for the first time in years. But while Louis Vuitton is getting its house in order, the House of Gucci is falling apart. It's July 16th, 1982, Florence Italy. Mauricio Gucci sits at the end of the long board table in Gucci headquarters. 34 years old, he still has the gangly limbs of a teenager, and he ships to get comfortable in his seat. He feels the index cards in the inner pocket of his suit coat. They contain his thoughts on the vision for the future of Gucci. His heart thumps as he prepares to stand up and deliver them to his family, sitting around the conference table. Mauricio's father rodolfo and his uncle Aldo have been running Gucci since the 1950s. Aldo spends most of his time in New York running Gucci in America and overseeing their expanding retail stores around the world. Rodolfo manages the company in Italy, controlling its production arm. It hasn't always gone smoothly, but the arrangement has largely worked. Gucci is doing well. But Mauricio has spotted some troubling signs. He believes that they over license their logo and expanded their product line too much. Gucci is in danger of losing its prestige. A death knell for a luxury brand. Mauricio's mouth is dry. He's never been much of a conversationalist, let alone a public speaker. But this is too important to give in to his anxieties. At the other end of the table, Aldo calls the meeting to order. Let's begin, we'll start by reading the minutes. Or eats you his heart pounds. But just before the secretary of the board can even begin reading, Mauricio's cousin, Paulo, jumps up. I like to make a statement first. Two years ago, Paolo secretly tried to launch his own company using the Gucci name. When his father and uncle found out, they fired him from the company. He's been brought back in, but he's still the black sheep of the family. Paolo ignores the groans and reads from a piece of paper. As the director of this company, I've been denied access to go through the books, which goes against Paolo stops and snaps his head to the secretary of the board. Why aren't you writing this down? I want this on the record. If you want recorded, I will. He pulls out a small tape recorder from his pocket. Aldo rears up and charges around the table. You are not recording anything. Paulo grabs the recorder in Cox's fist, Mauricio jumps to his feet, convinced his cousin is going to slug the 77 year old Aldo. Maritza wraps his arm around Paulo's neck, holding him in a headlock. Paulo struggles against it, but Mauricio keeps him in his grip. Aldo attempts to rest the recorder from Paolo's hand. In the scuffle, Aldo's arm flails his hands smacking hard against Paulo's face. Blood trickles down Paolo's cheek. Shocked by the blood, Mauricio quickly releases Paolo from his home. Paolo brings his hand to cheek. Staring at the blood on his fingers. Call the police. Police. He grabs his briefcase and springs out of the office. My family tried to kill me. They tried to kill me. That's what happens in Gucci board meetings. Maritza slumps into his seat. The index cards in his pocket poke into his chest. He doesn't think he's going to need those today after all. A depression settles over him. How is Gucci ever going to move forward if they can't stop fighting with each other? There have already been press articles about the families infighting. This isn't helping Gucci's slipping image. A year later, Mauricio gains substantially more power to shape Gucci's future. It's summer, 1983. Mauricio Gucci sits in a lawyer's office in Milan, Italy receiving his inheritance. His father passed away from cancer recently, and Mauricio is his only son. He's already received deeds to apartments in Milan in New York, and a chalet in saint Moritz Switzerland. He's also gotten access to bank accounts around the world. It's exciting. And overwhelming. Mauricio's father was a demeaning man, both tough on his son and also coddling. Mauricio's barely been able to make any decisions for himself before now. The lawyer looks up over his reading glasses. I understand we haven't located the certificates for the shares yet, but you are to inherit all of your father's Gucci stock. Mauricio smiles and nods. He's now the largest shareholder in the company. The other half of the shares are divided between his uncle and three cousins. A flutter of nerves surges through him. He hopes he's ready for this. The lawyer reaches behind him into a safe, and pulls out a small black wallet with the Gucci logo on it. Oh, and he also wanted you to have this. Mauricio takes it. Feeling the soft crocodile skin between his fingers. He knows this wallet. He was made in the early days of Gucci. His grandfather had given it to Maurizio's father, and now Mauricio's father is giving it to him. Mauricio looks up at the lawyer. This isn't just a wallet. It's a message from his father. From beyond the grave. He's handing the purse strings to Gucci. Over to Mauricio. It's time for Mauricio to put his fears and anxieties behind him. And be the leader Gucci needs. Mauricio stands, his usually slumped shoulders, held back proudly. As he strides out of the office, he feels confident. He has the vision. He just needs to get the rest of his family on board. But the riffs in the Gucci.
"rocka" Discussed on Business Wars
"Odeo claps is rock a may spins around on the bench. He gives a small bow. His eyes sparkle behind the large glasses that take up nearly half of his face. Thank you, thank you. But I know why you're really here. You want to know if I did that favor you asked me before I started goofing around on the piano. I can't tell a lie. Well, I am ever the dutiful husband. I have indeed reviewed Louis Vuitton's books. And rock amaze sits next to her on the couch. In a word, dodgy. Unless some radical changes are made, Louis Vuitton sales will continue to drop. As you know, it's steadily losing ground to its competitors. What kind of changes? Well, Gucci recently opened two stores in Japan. It's a smart move. The economy is booming there and while consumers in Europe see Louis Vuitton as stayed in Japan, it's still a strong symbol of wealth and style. Louis Vuitton should aggressively pursue the Japanese market. I'm happy to go over all of this with Henri and Claude. Odile size and looks down shaking her head. They won't listen. They'll have to if they want the brand to continue into the 21st century. Or maybe my brothers aren't the right leaders for the company anymore. Rock a pops off the couch. No. I just sold my steel company. I want to play piano. Go for walks, travel. You know? ODL stands, placing her hand on rockaway's forearm. Please, your family. There's no one else my brothers would even consider letting run the company. Rocka may rubs his temples. Odile can tell he's wavering. Henri, please. This is my family's legacy. I can't let it fail on my watch. Rock a closes his eyes. Fine. Just for a few years to write the ship. Odeo throws her arms around him and kisses him. Thank.
Kinda Funny Games Daily
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"Coming soon, FIFA 22 will be on a console on PC June 23rd. No rocka blade point will be on cloud console amputees June 23rd in far cry 5 will be on cloud console and PC July 1st. Game pass just continuing to kill it. Gary, we asked people washing live on twitch.tv slash kind of funny games to go to kind of funny dot com slash you're wrong and tell us what we screw up as we screw it up. We have one in here from fascinated Jack who says, Greg, we got to talk about Jane and marvel's Avengers. Fascinating Jack, I will remind you once again, you are fucking nothing, all right? You are a passenger on my fucking bus. And I'm the goddamn bus driver, all right? So when we are, I haven't pulled into the station and said, that's it. Everybody get off the fucking bus yet. So I don't need you to come in and be like, excuse me, in four blocks, are you gonna take a left turn? Yeah, I'm taking the left turn motherfucker. I'm the bus driver. Now sit your ass down fascinating Jack. I'm trying to fucking drive the bus right now. Greg, you know who's gonna be? He's not gonna put it anywhere in the fucking show. That's what you just thought. That's what you just said. Did you miss yesterday when I declared myself a fucking God? 'cause I have a steam deck. Did you think God would miss something about another God coming to Avengers today, fascinating, Jack? We're going in here right now to see if we can. Did you use your real fucking Twitch name fascinated Jack? Of course not you fucking coward. You would have been bounced right out of this fucking place right now if you didn't fuck me, Greg. I get shit for being harsh on people sometimes. At least I'm honest about who I am. You project this like nice guy persona, a nice guy, Greg. Every now and again, the mask slips and the real Greg emerges and there's a fucking mean streak there, isn't there? It's that thing, Gary, I'll take, I'll take it on the chin half the time about all the jokes people want to make at my expense, all the things. But you want to show up on the show and think, I'm not going to fucking talk about Avengers news. You thought you were going to get out of here without any Avengers news from Greg Miller on an Avengers day. I already submitted you haven't even played it this calendar year. Yeah, well, I mean, I haven't played this calendar year, Garret guess how much I've missed. Not a goddamn thing. I'm missing hacking. I mean, I've played the tacky out of it before. Where's the new fucking content? Where's the new thing to do? Where's the knife? You'll be able to play handheld on the steam deck now. No, I'm not restarting. I can't. I'm not starting over. I'm not doing that again, okay? 'cause there's no cross play, right? Cross progression. Cross production. So it's 2022. What the fuck is going on? I wonder it's a dead game. Is that really what we want? Is that what that was? We think killed Avengers. We're not going to do this again ladies and gentlemen. Add it to the list. You can go.
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"Your free estimate today It's 8 11 now it was a joke gone wrong Actor Will Smith's Matt comedian Chris Rock for making fun of his wife's hair at last night's Academy Awards Jada Pinkett Smith reportedly has alopecia conditioned that causes hair loss A slap overshadows some of the other firsts at the Oscars last night Joining us now to go deeper CBS News correspondent Steve futterman Steve what was it like in that theater after the slap We have seen these pictures of Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry Going over to Smith during a break Yeah listen this caught everyone by surprise initially everyone thought oh this is part of some act when Will Smith walked on stage reminded me of that time then Kanye West was upset that Beyoncé didn't win the music award and confronted sort of went up to Taylor Swift But you quickly we realized this was more than just a gag He swung at Chris Rock wasn't sure if he connected There was a slap not a punch When he went back to his seat and then started screaming obscenities expletives towards Chris Rock That's when everyone realized this was for real This was no joke And there was this awkward silence for the first time I ever saw Chris Rock speechless He always seems to have something to say It was a very awkward minute or so The awards got back on track a bit but it overshadowed the rest of the evening and of course a bit later Chris rocka was off stage by that point That's when Will Smith came back on stage in a more traditional way to accept the Oscar He also gave kind of an apology or a speech over the slab A lot of chatter on Twitter about this How did the crowd take that Well I think they realized that this was awkward for him He seemed to speak from his heart he had tears running down his face He apologized to the academy and his fellow nominees did not specifically apologize to Chris Rock but he talked about defending his family dealing with people who stand up to him When you're an awkward position he said sometimes people say things about you and he was referring obviously indirectly to what had just taken place What was the reaction on the part of Jada Pinkett Smith Did not really say anything she seemed composed while all this happened You know a couple hours after the awards show they went to one of the parties He did not come backstage to talk to reporters not a big surprise there but he did attend one of the parties the Vanity Fair parties and he posed for pictures there did not go through the question and answers They were either but he did pose for pictures appeared to be smiling I'm sure there's going to be some fallouts We might hear some additional comments from him Maybe some additional comments from Chris Rock but so far neither man is saying the thing All right Steve a lot of drama at the Oscars Thanks for joining us My pleasure And that was CBS News correspondent Steve futterman It's 8 14.
The Scathing Atheist
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"In our lead story tonight, religion is bad. Yep. And that's the show. You want to wrap it up right there. We got 55 minutes left. Come on. Sorry, sorry. Religion is bad, and not religion is therefore good. Okay, I'll keep going. So in debate format, I guess this idea usually appears as something like, is religion, a net positive, or a net negative for human society. And I'm going to go ahead and reject the premise because it used the word net there just now? It's just negative. Religion is negative. And we got a pretty clear reminder of that concept last week with the release of the annual world happiness report and the trend is very clear if a country is less religious, it's almost certainly more happy. Religion equals unhappiness. It's mad. I mean, looking at these numbers, it could also be how funny your language sounds to Americans. Let's not rule out all the possibilities. It can be both. We got an excellent article about the latest happiness report from Phil zuckerman over at only sky media, also Hemet met over there, of course. So zuckerman starts by asking, what happens when millions of people stop going to church and lose their faith in God? Do they all descend into a terrifying orgy of violence and despair? Now, okay, I'm paraphrasing a little bit, but that was the basic idea of the question at the beginning of the article. And the answer was, what the fuck are you talking about? Of course not, of course, that doesn't happen. Again, paraphrase, but very similar. And the world happiness report tells us what actually happens when millions of people start leaving religion. We ascend into a wonderful orgy of science nerds and happiness. Fucking great. At least that stuff relative to the places in the world that are still clinging to religion, which sadly is most places in the world. But here's the top ten happiest countries at number one is Finland, assuming that's a real place. Followed by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel, and New Zealand. Obviously, Israel is the outlier in terms of being heavier on religion, but all ten of the happiest countries, including Israel, have become much more secular than they used to be over the last couple decades. I love that the country under constant missile attack is still happier than us. Yeah. Yeah, no, machete attacks do suck. But hey, at least we don't have juggalos, am I right? Well, and I should point out that measuring irreligiosity is in Israel is super tricky because there's advantages to identifying with a certain religion. But by a lot of very reasonable measures, it's among the least religious countries on earth. Almost everybody's Jewish or but 20% of those Jews don't believe in a deity. And an additional 15% beyond that observed no religious practices. Like for reals, pew lists the non religious population in Israel is 3.1% and the win Gallup poll lists it as 58%. So it's a really is about how you ask the question. All right, so like halfway in between or probably 58, probably 15. Yeah, it's probably 58 and they want all the advantages of being Jewish. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Guys, we're going to get yelled at again. We're getting close. We're getting close to the you're not Jewish. If you don't think Jewish thought the fight. My Twitter will never recover. No, it's not whether you're Jewish or not. You're not religious. Right, yeah. Yeah. So in fairness to religion, no, no, fuck that. I'm not doing that. In fairness to, I'll say, analyzing data correctly. There you go. It's important to remember that correlation doesn't prove causation is not equal to causation. Less religion correlates with happiness, but that doesn't mean it causes happiness. And of course, we have other factors at play. For example, every country in the top ten has above average per CAPiTA wealth. And yes, money absolutely does buy happiness. It's crazy when people say otherwise, it does. Why am I happy with that? Of course, if I was happiness. So yes, being a nation of super wealthy atheists, that's probably the move, but it's not a guarantee of happiness. It's a bit more complicated. But here's what the happiness report does tell us for certain when religious people try to claim the society needs religion lest we descend into chaos, they're definitely wrong and or lying. Probably both. Also, leaving religion usually does cause happiness. It seems pretty clear. Nobody's like, all right, I left religion and I lost my absolute morality and now I'm not happy. No, it's definitely does that. It Fox stuff and Mastercard. You have sex and drugs and bacon. The happiness and money, it's clearly a good thing for most people. We just didn't prove that with this particular report, to be clear. Right, but just in case, you should become a patron at Patreon dot com slash scathing atheist for the science of it. Once we're rich, we'll report back on how much happier we are. Oh, there you go. There you go. And by the way, lest the apologists rejoice at this nuance. I have to point out like atheism makes people happy, happiness makes people atheist and the thing that causes happiness also causes atheism are all really problematic positions for you guys. None of that's good for your whole thing. No. Moral of the story, being not religious and being not conservative, correlate with literal units of happiness, winning the game. That's what we're doing here. It don't be religious. Don't be conservative. You're better happier. When you won. Christians and Republicans are the death of happiness, statistically, or those little meatballs might have something to do with it. Again, we are skeptics. We will let you know. I will have a meatball to find out. And in pat rocka lips now knows. Former host of the 700 club and man whose jowls violate most private school dress codes pat Robertson is running out of time for the world to end. He's 80 bajillion years old and he's pretty aware that he's about to join the literal millennia of preachers before him who promised the world was going to end during their lifetime. So he's attempting to tilt the scales a little bit this week when he called for Joe Biden to call Vladimir Putin's bluff. Yeah, and I think start a nuclear war. Right. Yeah, what he's asking Joe Biden to do is to go, nah, I bet you won't launch nuclear missiles. Look, if feudal was running previews about me before they got started, I'd be willing to risk atomic annihilation for and I told you so too. But on behalf of everybody who's expiration date isn't in a race with their milks, fuck you. I have living left to do you asshole? Yeah. Appearing on the 700 club once again, even though he said he retired like the last fucking year. He had the fuck. I'm just saying it is weird, right? Like the Madonna. He has, he had the following to say, quote, we have the firepower to wipe out every Russian city with just one trident submarine. And of course, we're not going to use it and have no intention of using it, but why doesn't somebody in the administration call Putin's bluff? What? He's bluffing. And every time he says, well, if you do that, we're going to escalate oh no you're not old, buddy. We're going to do you if you try to do us and we'll make it worse and you know it. And actual coat will nuke you harder than you nuke a Jesus Christ. I wonder why there's such a wide golf in tactics between our national leaders and Vladimir Putin. Okay, Jesus, man. What exactly does pat Robertson even think he's suggesting there? Like he said, we're not going to blow up Russia with nukes. So does he think calling a bluff is just like saying the word bluff out loud? But he wants Biden to do a press conference and walk up the podium and be like, bluff and just walk back out. Does that mean? Yeah, so Joe Biden, if you're listening and we know you are a big fan. Please do not listen to pat Robertson. About anything. But especially this, I do not currently glow in the dark and I'd love to keep it that way. That'd be awesome. Yeah, you're real. I don't feel like they knew me, but they'd nuke you. They might get heath too. Uh huh. And did you crane or shine news tonight? One of the most common defenses offered up by Christian apologists is that regardless of all their sexism, homophobia transphobia, xenophobia, racism, child molesting, child molester protecting, building of the elderly and undereducated opposition to important medical research. Opposition to basic science education opposition to all the other types of vegetables. We got a tag team. Okay, let me shorten it. Regardless of their faults, Christians consistently go where help is needed most. And this sounds great unless you ask the follow-up question, which is, and when they get there, do they help? Case.
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"rocka" Discussed on Black Love Matters
"What an authorized biographies and things that that's what just do mine the one time and one time only. She was trying to pull a teen Turner, but Tina Turner told her everything. 'cause Steve was trying to say, I did what's love got to do with. I'm giving you all this one more thing and leave me the fuck along. Exactly. I'm talking to about Ike. That's what you see. Stop talking to me about film. Did you see the movie? Did you see the movie? Did you watch it documentary? No comment. But I appreciate it. Janet was good. It was good to see her. Also, like, you know, just her accolades. I loved at the end how we was giving her her flowers, and she should have been in a rocka hall Hall of Fame. My janitor was not playing. And a lot of these girls couldn't even think of doing a shit they did with one for Janet Jackson. So respect to her name, put respect on her craft, put respect for all the sealants that she busted open for the girls to be here. And honestly, for the girls, some of the girls here don't know, not gonna do that. So I'm gonna girls need to go study. And Janet Jackson got a nice catalog for them to go study. And he has bought some of Janet dot. It was highly entertaining. Go watch it if you haven't watched it yet. Last thing I want to say, not much to say, yeah, just be vigilant. I've been just putting some stuff together. You know, unlike near them, I am in CBT therapy. And I do journal, and I do have to reflect and put what I'm saying. So I just reflecting on the not past hundred voters right be it. They're banning books. Y'all, they just banned the Toni Morrison, the bluest eyes and many more the end of affirmative action. People are having conversations about overturning that. The overturning of roe V ray, these Trump rallies, as you look around the signs are coming back, you know, make America great again, you know, very just white premises signs and just hate, right? Or this idea of men not having rights and white people not having rights. It just feels like we've been here before in the writings on the wall. Yes. It's very propaganda ish is very much given me reliving Jim Crow is very much given the rise of Hitler. We know our history of how Hitler came into power. When he first came out, people told him it was ridiculous. Get him out of here. It's crazy, right? He went away, came back, came back even stronger with this type of propaganda, right? I think about with us having Donald Trump. He got in. He's ridiculous, get out of here. But it's something to Bruin. Either Trump gonna run for president again or somebody worse than him is going to run again..
"rocka" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"And of course, I was already in the front lines and I was like, it's been like a month since I was there. So I knew everyone and it was kind of little easy for me. I was already doing this. By myself. So if I have extra people, it's not only that. At this time, we have a car. We have a paid driver and a car while in my case and my friend case, we were always hatching on the checkpoint and going to The Rock of frontlines with the logistic cars with the ambulance car with whatever it's in your mind. We always, you know, and we find more stories in this way. So this time it was a lecture to be in a card with the crew. You know, like it was great. So I went with them to the front lines and of course I told them everyone covered in this area, let's do another way. So we went to the south front lines of Raqqa while there was a senior ISIS train or whatever I'm here to use it to be in that neighborhood, mansura in rocka city. So when we arrive at their it was everything still there, you know, like the signs and everything that the woman with the pork or the ISIS flag and everything. So it was a very great footage in that moment. When they published it in the TV the TV station they sent online an air me as a producer with them. And all the journalists who were covering Al mussel in Iraq, they were watching that. So they started to say, who is this robot because the TV writes the name, you know? Thanks to robot and then they write it down and I started to receive like countless number everyone say we will come to rocka from Mosul and we want to work with you, you know? Because they know that it's someone local who have to be there and understand the story. So I get money, then I worked with another team, I get enough money, then I go and I bought a camera and I started to continue shooting our documentary and refusing the assignments with the foreigners. But in bar goals, for example, I came back because some friends were literally big into me, like, please. We were not come if it's not you. Then I was like, okay. Me also, do you know it's kind of addiction? The front lines, you can't stop it. You can't resist a little bit like smoking somehow then you are end up say like yes when you are there, then you can not stop it again. So this is how I've been in this involving every time. And of course, I have a close friends, those groups that we work together most of them have been close friends. So when they came, it's like automatically, yes, you know? Have you ever wondered whether New York City bagels are really better because of the water? Or why the mafia got its start in Sicily's lemon groves? Or if those CBD infused seltzers actually do what they promise. Gastropod is a podcast exploring food through the lens of science.
Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds in Syria sends a dangerous message to US allies around the world
"And joining us now David Phillips the director of the peace building and writes programs each year for the study of human rights to Columbia University and a former senior adviser and foreign affairs expert to the United States department of state during the administrations of presidents Clinton bush and Obama the author of an uncertain ally Turkey and other ones dictatorship and the great betrayal how America abandon the kids and lost the Middle East he has an article at the institute for the study of human rights shock and disgust trump turns a blind eye to take a slaughter of Kurds in Syria welcome to background briefing David Phillips thank you and this outrageous move by Donald Trump which is similar to the move that he tried alea back in December which prompted the resignation of the head of the CNM and also the head of the defense department general Mattis is there anyway given the backlash Mr Connell Lindsey Graham everybody in the in the day a day the state everybody saying this is outrageously dangers and stupid idea given trumps record is he like to reverse himself all other tanks gonna roll in from Turkey early US forces have already left several observation posts on the Turkish Syrian border and I just got off the phone with a Syrian Kurd who indicated that Turkey's military is massing and hi there may be a cross border incursion tomorrow morning at dawn so it looks as though the train has left the station so there are a lot of unanswered questions here a lot of unknowns is an important question though in that we need to ask ourselves why after a year of negotiating with Turkey and finally coming to an agreement on managing relations between the U. S. Turkey and the Kurds have we suddenly reversed ourselves against the advice of the department of defense and state department officials what kind of deals with trump make with air to want what everyone promised him it is it's just another example of trump's malfeasance towards international relations where he's not trustworthy where he's a radic and unpredictable or is there more to it than that is there something criminal here that we're going to find out about well there is obviously in trump's business dealings with anyone trump hotels in Turkey but there's also the other possibility that comes from a lot of sources in the intelligence committee that I've talked to both former mostly foreman but some cards and even at the former deny himself general clapper said that he thinks let ME potent is Donald trump's case officer meaning than Donald Trump is on by potent he's a Russian assets so that might explain this this is there's no question that this looks like something the potent once not what America wants this something that Putin once that Iran loans and what a side once so when you look at the F. Russia Iran and Turkey they cooperate in Syria through something called the a star on a process which was created by those three countries as an alternative to the U. N.'s mediation one of the courage to now who do they turn to for protection if the U. S. abandons them they're likely to turn to the Syrian government answer the Russian government who hold all the cards so what's trumps interests here I want to put in his interest here for a lot of unanswered questions but for the Kurds who have been on the frontline who have sacrificed eleven thousand fighters in the past year at America's be hashed confronting isis they are just spinning with confusion they don't know who their friends are they don't know what to do next hi with friends like this who needs adversaries the courage and other interested parties around the world are watching and it just casts a pall over America's reliability as an ally and as a force for good in the world well I'm no fan of the Saudi Arabians and sent me a moment been sound mind but trump just sold out the Saturdays I mean amber when they they rainy and shot down a U. S. drone trump was about to respond and the aircraft were in the air heading towards Iranian targets when he reversed himself but in doing so the signal to the Iranians that trump and the Americans are a paper tiger and then the Iranians and lost a bunch of missiles on apple cake the big petroleum processing plant in Saudi Arabia that shuts down sandy's oil supplies and then hung out to dry the Emirati is already making a deal with the Iranians and the Saudis are also about to make a deal with the Iranians says essentially trumped sell them out and by the way if you look at it in the broader context it run again end up either directly or indirectly controlling something like fifty percent of the wells are old supplies since George W. bush handed over Iraq to Iran and looks like drum sanding either Saudi Arabian the Amorites and Yemen and the Iranians will so essentially moved into Syria and into Lebanon so they could be the next regional superpower so trump showing a remarkable ability to unify our countries around the world in opposition to US policy if he is so radioactive that he's bringing the Saudis and the Iranians together the amerock teas and the Iranians that's a remarkable development there are profound questions about whether or not Donald Trump he's competent to act as commander in chief informally those questions are being asked by both democratic and Republican senators and by senior members of the US military and missile occurs in the backdrop of an impeachment inquiry which is now entering its third week so David Phillips a you saying that you not necessarily agree with me that trump is quite likely to be a traitor and the importance pocket you're saying he made just be simply incompetent it could be both we don't know hi he certainly incompetent he's proven that over and over and based on the performance in Helsinki and what we seen as of late it would seem that he's also acting in a treasonous fashion good that the house of representatives is looking at this closely hi I'm looking forward to their findings and to the process moving to the center because the US can't handle another year of Donald Trump as president we certainly can't manage another term with him in the White House you just told us that at eleven thousand Kurdish fighters died fighting ISIS on our behalf in twenty two thousand more wounded and the guy the Kurds the ones that have the seventy thousand odd ISIS prisoners locked up in these concentration camps the Europeans don't want these people coming back and we're going to abandon them and by the way if the Kurds a guiding isis and the Turkish tanks rolling in I thank god to basically have to you know go fight the Texan leave ISIS to break out of the camps and do god knows what so the group the Kurdish militias will go and confront turkeys aggression and in the process these battle hardened ISIS fighters will escape for where are they going to go for the gold rush to their Turkish friends and restaurant in the free Syrian army remember what size president Biden said at Harvard in twenty fourteen but it was Turkey that facilitated the jihadi highway from song your foot to rock the provided weapons money logistics and medical care to wounded warriors on the battlefield so the whole jihadist phenomena the rise of ISIS can be linked back to Turkey's national intelligence agency which colluded with extremists and is directly responsible for the radicalization of Muslims in Syria and in the region so then if the tanks are gonna be rolling in dough on tomorrow the the White PJ the Syrian Kurds I just have you know they basically just have light weapons they don't have a crop they don't have tanks they just gonna be slowed down thing yes they will be slaughtered we saw last December in our friend who's active and the Kurds are highly motivated to protect their people but against Turkish air power hand Harmer they really don't have a fighting chance in Africa hundreds of Kurdish fighters were killed the area in the north and east of Syria is entirely flat on light unlike the terrain west of the Euphrates so Turkey just gonna roll in with their armor and they will commit a slaughter I'd just like they did the Armenian genocide of the turn of the century and with trump as president we are we will turn a blind eye to our allies who have sacrificed so much and fought so ably on our behalf shock and discussed is the understatement what the consequences will be seventy thousand caption ISIS fighters and their families all of him a radicalized as far as I can tell being sent loose again I mean what the American people at least notice that is a really bad idea that's a really bad idea but when they're set loose they're just going to go and no hug and kiss their Turkish brethren and no joy in the Turkish free Syrian army in fighting the occurrence remember was the courage to defeat ISIS who liberated Rocka Hannah and then went about who's on the border and got rid of the last vestiges of the caliphate there are currently still eighteen thousand ISIS fighters in Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars in their accounts now we replenished by these prisoners who will rejoin the battle crisis is back and the years so we spent fighting to defeat them it will be lost time and the Americans and the others who died in that because we'll have died in vain then you have to add to that that the US presence of any one thousand troops was stopping the Iranians from linking up from Tehran through Baghdad all the way to Damascus and also there's one thousand Americans were astride the Assad's oil fields which she desperately needs so he's going to be getting it all feels Iranians will have a free traffic that's that's why Lindsey Graham said the Iranians are just going to be I have enjoyed it it's crazy Iran strategic objective here is to establish a Shiite crescent from Tehran to clone to Baghdad through northern Syria to Lebanon and beyond through that corridor they transport weapons and missiles now they're going to be able to do that without any obstruction so why is the U. S. talking tough about Iran and then turning a turning away and letting your run get away with these kinds of this kind of aggression it just is in coherent it is strategically flawed it is practically in coherent and it is morally repugnant the US has
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â€˜School of Rockâ€™ Actor Busted for Stealing Guitars
"After from the hit movie school of rock has been arrested after Florida thirty he's several guitars USA's Chris Barnes has details. Charged for the steps in the Tampa Bay area. Twenty-seven-year-old Joey Gaydos junior who played a child guitar prodigy named Zack in the two thousand three movie. Zack attack. Take a seat. Vanish. Please Gaydos, walked out of a troll music store there with a guitar on February seventh then allegedly took a two thousand dollar less Paul from Sarasota Sam ash door on the eleventh was arrested a few days later, also charged for thefts from Charlotte, and manatee counties. He's been charged with a total of four felonies