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"For all the bluster and frustration of this new Treasury proposal that we covered yesterday, it still, even here, feels like we are sort of turning a corner towards real action. It's messy and gross because that's the nature of Washington, D.C., but it's just hard not to look at everything happening, from markets to legislation and beyond, and not feel like we're headed into a very, very different 2024 than the year we just experienced. Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, December 1st. Happy December, everyone. And today we are talking about, of course, Michael Saylor and new all-time highs for the ProShares Bitcoin Futures ETF. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it. Give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit.ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, the sun goes up, the sun goes down, and Michael Saylor buys more Bitcoin. On Thursday, MicroStrategy disclosed that they had purchased an additional 16,130 Bitcoin throughout November, worth around 608 million at current prices. Their average purchase price was around 36,785. So this tranche of Bitcoin is already slightly in profit. Overall, MicroStrategy's massive war chest of 174,530 Bitcoin now has a cost basis of 30,252 dollars, a total of 5.28 billion spent on Bitcoin acquisition since MicroStrategy began buying all the way back in August 2020. Indeed, it looks to most observers like MicroStrategy has now made through the most difficult part of their Bitcoin treasury plan. They've survived the crypto winter without running into problems with debt servicing, and Bitcoin is 25% above their basis, giving them a comfortable buffer of safety. Now, MicroStrategy has been consistently buying small amounts of Bitcoin throughout the bear market, but what makes this purchase significant enough to cover is its size. Over the previous four months, MicroStrategy has added 6,607 Bitcoin, a little more than a 4% addition to their portfolio. This month's buying has massively ramped up, adding more than 10% their holdings in a single month. In addition to the outsized Bitcoin purchase, MicroStrategy announced another round of share sales. The company will offer up to 750 million in Class A common stock in order to fund. According to the filings, MicroStrategy will use the proceeds of stock sales to fund general corporate expenses, including the acquisition of Bitcoin. The company also flagged the potential to repurchase or repay outstanding debt using the cash raised. There are issues of convertible notes coming to maturity in December 2025 and February 2027, which carry interest rates of 0.75% and 0% respectively, so it could make sense to plan to eliminate this debt rather than roll it over at much higher interest rates. Now, the responses from the community are pretty much exactly what you'd expect. Shapeshift founder Eric Voorhees writes, Within a couple of years, MicroStrategy will hold more Bitcoin than most sovereign nations can afford. What a Chad! Dr. Jeff Ross of Valeshire Capital said in a recent interview, I think Michael Saylor is the Warren Buffett of Bitcoin. I'm talking about old-school Warren Buffett back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, when he was a stud hedge fund manager. He knew when to sell shares. He knew when to buy things cheap. He knew how to get 50% CAGR returns in the old fiat market. I think that's how Saylor is. Dan Held simply summed things up, saying, Save some for the rest of us. Now, others looked at this in terms of ETF competition. Assassin writes, The MicroStrategy and Saylor's playbook. Do whatever it takes to get more BTC before the ETF. Master is basically an ETF with no fees, but nothing beats your own Bitcoins with your own private keys. Adam Cochrane writes, This is probably Saylor's last chance at a raise to up the Bitcoin holding, right? After this, the ETF exposure is going to be safer than his offerings. Even if he offers bonds, at this point, who wants a low fixed return with the risk of Bitcoin when they can get the upside of the same risk profile more easily? Today's episode is brought to you by Kraken. For far too long, the whole financial system has been standing still, too slow, only on for certain hours, overly designed for some types of people, but not for others. Crypto, at its best, represents progress. It asks the question, what if? It invites people in instead of leaving them out. It's on 24-7, 365, and moves at the speed of real life. Not everyone believes it. We've got our fair share of detractors, but that's the way it always is when you're building something new. Kraken is a crypto company that has been through the highs and lows of the industry, facing forwards towards progress throughout. And now they're inviting us to see what crypto can be. Learn more at Kraken.com slash the breakdown. Disclaimer, not investment advice. Crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to U.S. and U.S. territory customers by Payword Ventures, Inc., PVI, DBA, Kraken. Now, speaking of people positioning in advance of the ETF, ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF, which was, of course, the original U.S.-based Bitcoin futures ETF, has hit an all-time high in assets under management this week. The fund's AUM rose to $1.47 billion, exceeding its previous high recorded in December 2021. BITO was launched in October 2021 and was one of the most successful ETF debuts in history. The fund accrued $1 billion in assets under management in just over two days, beating the old GLD Gold ETF, which took three days to gather $1 billion in assets following its 2004 launch. ProShares were able to launch their fund with a few days head start on competition, establishing it as the dominant Bitcoin ETF in the U.S. with no major rivals. Since then, many have questioned how suitable the futures-based ETF structure is for the average investor. The cost of rolling futures contracts means that price tracking decays over time, making the instrument much more suitable for shorter-term trades. Regardless of shortcomings with the product structure, BITO has remained popular since its launch, indicating that it said in a statement, investor demand for BITO remains strong, as shown by the ETF reaching a new high in assets under management. We believe this speaks to the demand for a familiar, accessible and regulated way to target the returns of Bitcoin. Hyman also noted that the unique product has performed well within the vast array of ETF options in U.S. markets, stating, BITO's daily trading volume of $160 million since inception puts it in the top 5% of all U.S. ETFs. Meanwhile, the spot Bitcoin ETF applications continued to show promising signs. This week, Grayscale and BlackRock have attended meetings with the SEC to hammer out the fine details of their applications. BlackRock has now been to the SEC offices multiple times to discuss their preferred mechanism to create and redeem shares in the ETF. They appear to be insisting that they should be allowed to receive and distribute Bitcoin directly rather than the mechanism deal exclusively in cash. Now, on Tuesday, the SEC delayed their decision on applications from Hashkey and Franklin Templeton. These delays were announced well ahead of the deadline, which is a change in behavior from the regulator. There are now no further decisions to made by the SEC until the final deadline for the ARK 21 shares ETF on January 10th. Analysts note that these early delays mean that public comment periods for the entire batch of ETFs will be closed by early January. The SEC has never approved an ETF while the public comment period is open, so this would present the regulator with an opportunity to approve all of the funds at once ahead of the ARK 21 shares deadline. Now, this approval timeline only applies to 19b4 rule change filings, so the SEC could continue dragging their feet on finalizing S1 prospectus filings. That means that even if the ETFs are all approved in early January, there could still be significant delays before trading commences. It's also by no means a guarantee that the SEC will approve spot Bitcoin ETFs. However, the amount of work being done by the agency to engage with asset managers this time around is completely different to previous attempts to get a spot Bitcoin ETF off the ground. James Safart tweeted this morning, Window is officially Jan 5th to Jan 10th. Really, this means that any potential approval orders are going to come on either Monday, Jan 8th, Tuesday, Jan 9th or Wednesday, Jan 10th. Mark your calendars, people. Now, of course, there is a lot of sentiment swirling like this from Space Pixel who writes, You are not prepared for how insane next year is going to be for crypto. Fed pivot, Bitcoin halving, ETF approval. The super cycle is still here. What's more, it's not just the plebs chattering. Standard Chartered is the latest traditional financial institution to publish a bullish Bitcoin report. Bank analysts double down on their earlier call from April standing firm to their price target of one hundred thousand Bitcoin by the end of 2024. The report noted that Bitcoin velocity has fallen to historic lows as hodlers continue to stack. Analysts wrote historically low Bitcoin velocity indicates a significant change in sentiment compared to the last bear market cycle. The cited catalyst was the same as every other bullish report over recent months. The launch of Bitcoin ETFs in the US, which the report said are, quote, likely to come sooner than expected. The report stated, We think a number of spot ETFs will now be approved in Q1 2024 for both Bitcoin and ETH, paving the way for institutional investment. Put simply, everything is working as expected. Bitcoin's dominance remains intact. Its share of overall digital assets market cap has increased to 50 percent from 45 percent in April. Now, similar to recent Bitcoin reports from JP Morgan, this report isn't important because it says anything particularly novel, especially for people already heavily involved in the industry. Instead, it's worth noting because it's designed to communicate to the customers of a gigantic international bank, many of whom will be considering a Bitcoin investment for the first time. For example, while it might seem obvious to people who follow crypto news that spot Bitcoin ETFs are likely to launch next quarter, the results of Bitwise's recent survey showed that the majority of investment advisors still don't expect them until 2025 or later. British Hodl did an interesting summary of the situation. He wrote, Standard Chartered, almost a one trillion dollar asset manager, putting out a note to its clients saying they think a Bitcoin ETF will be approved in Q1 of 2024 is what you would call institutional prep work. They are now talking to their clients like this is a done deal. It means they want their clients to be completely accepting of it when they get on the phone and pitch an allocation to it. In Bitcoin Twitter, we like things to move in a fast and abrasive way. That's not how institutions work. This note is the institutional equivalent of telling someone, you better have your money ready when I come asking for it in Q1 of 2024, but in an institutionally forceful way. They're all doing it. What do you think happens to a client when they've been prepared to allocate for months through reports and the client's internal mantra is, OK, Bitcoin ETF is coming in Q1 of 2024 and then two months go by, ring ring, hi, it's X from SC or BlackRock or Fidelity, Bitcoin ETF is ready, want me to allocate for you one percent of the fund? The response is, sure, because they've been prepped. They didn't give a damn what Bitcoin was six months ago, now they've just allocated four hundred million to it. It's all marketing and it's forceful and it's happening right under your nose if you can understand the language. Every institutional note you see about Bitcoin ETF coming in 2024 is prep work. Now, to the extent that there is any drag remaining on the industry, it's obviously what we've talked about over the past couple of days, the continued antipathy from parts of the Biden administration, which remain relentless when it comes to this space. Now, following the Treasury's bombshell crypto illicit finance proposal, which we covered extensively in yesterday's show, pro crypto Congressman Tom Emmer had some stern words about the policy appearing at the Blockchain Association Policy Summit yesterday. He said, I've always had this attitude. Beware of the self-proclaimed savior that rides in on a white horse and tells you I'm here to protect you. Now, of course, key to the Treasury's proposal was a massive expansion of extra jurisdictional enforcement power over internationally issued U.S. dollar stablecoins. The Treasury had justified this power grab by vaguely referring the proliferation of terrorist financing and crypto. Emmer noted that the Treasury had failed to provide a timely response to a request to quantify the amount of terrorist financing that flows through crypto networks and said, Tell us what the issue is first. They want to swallow this all up into the surveillance security state that they've created. We just can't let it happen. This is Congress's purview, not theirs. Senator Lummis said her negotiations with the Treasury will be much more limited in scope than the expansive proposal focused on the smaller area where there is general agreement. She said, I'm going to be looking specifically about what they recommend with regard to mixers and tumblers to see if that's an area where we can sit down with the Treasury. You'll remember yesterday I said that there are plenty of people who think that there are holes and gaps in the regulation that need to be filled, but that that's not a justification for a massive expansion of power. Indeed, one of the key takeaways from Wednesday's proposal was that it was specifically asking for new legislation to explicitly grant additional powers, which does mean that the proposal's success will hinge on the Treasury making their case to Republicans appear to have given up on advancing crypto legislation this year. This is really to the surprise of no one who's paying any sort of attention. Both the standalone stablecoin bill and broader market structure regulatory legislation passed the committee stage in July and is eligible currently to be introduced for a vote on the House floor. Since then, however, an endless string of dumb and dumber crises, including a pair of government shutdown debates and the replacement of the House Speaker, have kept lawmakers away from the job of, you know, making laws. House Digital Assets Subcommittee Chairman French Hill said at a blockchain association event on Thursday that voting on the bills are now likely to be delayed until early 2024. Appearing at the same event, Senator Cynthia Lummis spoke to leadership squabbles within the GOP, stating that, I think, sent us back a little bit. Democrat Representative Jim Haim said he saw the stablecoin bill as particularly likely to see progress early next year. Haim has taken the lead on negotiations on that bill after senior Democrat Maxine Waters withdrew her support. Haim said that getting Waters back on side and presenting the bill strong bipartisan support could be critical. If this happens, he said, a Democratic Senate sits up and takes notice. Now, Haim's was not positive that crypto legislation could pass in the Senate without this kind of demonstration. He said, on the other side of the Capitol, the weather is uglier. You could see a path, but I think it probably starts with a strong bipartisan vote in the House. Now, previous whispers indicated that a deal might be open with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. The contours of the deal were that Brown might consider supporting crypto legislation in exchange for House Republican support for his banking reform bill. Lummis said that Brown's committee, quote, has been a tough nut to crack. She noted that Wednesday's crypto illicit finance proposals from the Treasury could be an indication that the administration is now open for negotiation on crypto policy, adding the White House could influence the Senate. Speaking to the recent finance settlement, French Hill said these kind of examples of bad behavior in the industry, quote, only reinforces that we need to do this and do it the right way. He said that the absence of regulations, quote, is what's going to advantage illicit finance. Kirsten Gillibrand, a pro crypto Democrat senator, warned that the process of getting crypto legislation on the books will likely drag out a while longer. Passing laws, she said, takes time. Not that many people care about cryptocurrency. The rest of the country doesn't know what you're doing. Indeed, one of the most promising pathways to a vote on crypto legislation would be attaching it to another must pass bill. That's the strategy that House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry is employing in an attempt to get the legislation passed early next year. McHenry is currently trying to attach the crypto market structure bill to the Goliath Annual National Defense Authorization Act. That massive omnibus bill has over time become the de facto funding mechanism for the entire government. It routinely features hundreds of proposed amendments and is frequently used as a consolidated mechanism to force through a legislative agenda that would struggle to pass a standalone vote. Senator Brown, however, reinforced his chambers anti crypto position in comments on Thursday, stating there's no way we're going to pass any industry written crypto bill. It's never going to pass. Probably the House. It certainly won't pass the Senate. This is, of course, part of the reason McHenry is trying to pass the bill as an NDAA amendment. As a committee chairman, McHenry has veto power over amendments dealing with financial issues. McHenry is currently threatening to veto four amendments proposed by Democrats and appears to be using this leverage in an attempt to finalize a deal. And so I think you can see here for all the bluster and frustration of this new Treasury proposal that we covered yesterday, it's still even here feels like we are sort of turning a corner towards real action. It's messy and gross because that's the nature of Washington, D.C., but it's just hard not to look at everything happening from markets to legislation and beyond and not feel like we're headed into a very, very different 2024 than the year we just experienced. However, that is going to do it for today's episode. I hope you are heading into a wonderful early holiday weekend. Until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
A highlight from Ron Hammond Interview - Crypto Regulation News! SEC Gary Gensler Hearing, FTX Trial, Crypto Bills, Coinbase, Stablecoin Regulation
"Last time he spoke in front of the House Finance Service Committee, he kept saying multiple times, we have not lost a court case on crypto at all. We have brought several actions. And again, remind you, they call settlements wins. And so in their case, they were. They had won every single court case. But now that talking point is really faded because, as you mentioned, the Ripple's case, the Grayscale case, there's also ones like the Coinbase suit going on right now. This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and fintech companies. Some of the crypto companies you may recognize include Circle, Ripple, Chainalysis, Ledger, Dapper Labs, and many more. If you'd like to learn more about Link2, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Ron Hammond, who's director of government relations at the Blockchain Association. Ron, great to have you back on. Thanks for having me. Always a pleasure. Ron, it's going to be a busy week. It's already a busy week here in DC. Tomorrow is, of course, the hearing with chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler. Tell us about that and what can we expect. Definitely. For those who may not know, Gary Gensler, the chair of the SEC, is going to be testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee for the second time this year. That's a really big deal because, to remind you, last year, they barely saw him at all in that committee when the Democrats had control. But if the Republicans can control, they want to exercise oversight of the SEC as much as possible. And again, it's pretty typical, though, for the opposite party to try to put the screws on to the party that has the White House. But in this case, a lot has happened, both in crypto, but also just generally, that it's going to get a lot of flack for Gary Gensler, whether it be on private funds, ESG. And again, crypto will definitely come up a lot after talking to several folks on the House side. He recently testified, though, in front of Senate Banking two weeks ago, and we didn't get too much out of that candidly. We saw a couple of questions from Senator Hagerty from Tennessee on the issues of promethium, for example, and Bitcoin ETF. We also saw some questions from Senator Lummis on SAB 121, which is more crypto accounting standards, and how do you custody actual crypto for banks. So I think we're going to see a lot more hard -hitting points from the House, especially on the Republican side. But I'd also like to caveat, as well, that the shutdown approaching, a lot of Democrats are going to use their time to hit the Republicans. It's just standard politics here. The Republicans are the ones in the House that are really slowing things down, unfortunately, when it comes to funding the government. So Democrat, any for the most part, is going to utilize their five minutes to not really talk about Gary Gensler, but talk about the Republicans shutting down the government. Because again, that's a major, major thing here. As much as crypto is big for us, the macro of all of the shutdown has a lot of implications. So we won't see crypto come up too much, but after talking to a couple offices, it does seem like we're going to have some definitely hard -hitting questions, very similar to what we saw earlier this year in the House. Yeah, and to your point of, you know, things have certainly changed since the last time he appeared, because you had the Ripple lawsuit decision, you had the Grayscale decision, where Grayscale won that, Ripple won a big chunk of theirs as well. And the Prometheum details are more about what Prometheum is and what they're up to. So do you think there's going to be some hard -hitting questions around that, those cases and those things that happened? Definitely. So if you recall, last time he spoke in front of the House Financial Services Committee, he kept saying multiple times, we have not lost a court case on crypto at all. We have brought several actions. And again, remind you, they call settlements wins. And so in their case, they were. They had won every single court case. But now that talking point is really faded because, as you mentioned, the Ripple case, the Grayscale case, there's also ones like the Coinbase suit going on right now. That's got a lot more attention. Actually, it looks a lot better for Coinbase post those decisions. And so he can't rely back on the courts here or say that, hey, look, I'm winning in all these court cases. And actually, especially in the Grayscale case, he lost 3 -0. And two of those judges were Democrat appointees and they're based here in D .C. And so I think that having that set the tone of like, look, you are really overextending here and you're losing in the courts, not by a small margin, by unanimous margin sometimes. And it's just not crypto. You are pushing the balance elsewhere where other industries like ESG or like private equity are seeing these wins and saying, you know what? I think we're going to actually have a chance to win against the SC as well. So like the ETF situation where crypto really just goes out ahead and fights a lot of these fires for more traditional finance. And then those folks kind of benefit from crypto's push. I think we're seeing some of that happening now with the Grayscale case and Ripple case and Coinbase case empowering other industries who feel like they are also having overreach from the SEC saying, you know what? I think we have actually a case here when we can actually win the courts. So I think it's going to be a major theme of this hearing going forward. But also there's going to be several other questions to your point about Prometheum. That was a major issue for that committee, which had Erin Caplan in front of that committee just a couple of months ago. And they reiterate all the talking points, securities laws are clear. The SEC gave us a way to work forward and move things forward. But that argument really fell apart pretty quickly. And we're seeing that in this case, that the Prometheum line that there is a pathway forward registration, there is a way to comply, just doesn't hold water. And so I'm pretty sure we'll see some members of Congress tighten the screws a little bit there because it's been really more of a black box, the SEC, of how this process went. Caplan just kept saying that we actually kept working the SEC and they were clear, but that has yet to even show itself. So I think there'll be a major other theme for this hearing as well. Now you mentioned Coinbase and everyone's looking at that lawsuit. There was also news reported, I think you mentioned it, where Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong will be on the Hill. They've also launched an education campaign around crypto. Tell us about that. Yeah, Coinbase has been a godsend, candidly. Again, we used to have only about five or six lobbyists during the infrastructure fight. And again, we're going up against the banks who have over 150 plus lobbyists. We have going against other agencies or other groups that have way more funding. But Coinbase really has stepped up and said, look, the fights here in DC, we are committed to the United States and we're committed to resources here in the United States and DC to educate Congress, to educate regulators, and to showcase in DC why crypto is important for the future of the United States. And so they're having a huge Hill day tomorrow, actually. Again, it lines up not on purpose at all with Kerry Gensler testifying and of course also the shutdown too. But they're going to be having a whole set of presentations for Hill staff and members of Congress to learn from founders. It's not just Coinbase itself. They're also bringing in other founders from other companies and having a whole demo day, a Hill day, you can say, to educate various offices. And so I think it's really important to have. We're all seeing a lot of other folks from the industry come down. So it's going to be quite the crypto week here in DC. Of course, bad timing with the shutdown, but no one can really plan it like that. So we're really excited to see how that plays out, especially with all the heat recently more moving to AI in terms of interest, but also scrutiny. I think it's good to have more adults in the room and say, hey, look, crypto was the AI about one or two years ago. We're still here. We're fighting a lot of big battles. We need Congress's help to move the needle. But at the same time, let's show you why this is important and why this technology needs to be in America and not be based elsewhere. Because unfortunately, we're seeing a lot of folks migrate over to London, migrate over to the EU. And Coinbase is really taking a strategic stand saying, we're here to stay. We're here to comply with the rules, but we also need some action from Congress. So we'll see how that goes. Sure. Yeah, that's really great that they're doing that. And education advocacy are certainly key. And speaking of legislation and regulations, obviously, we had the market structure bill get marked up in the house. You also have the stable coin bill. What's the latest with those and the next steps? I know the shutdown is probably delaying a lot of things. What are the latest on those items? Yeah, so we were kind of expecting by October timeframe to have a vote on the stable coin bill and the market structure bill. There are other crypto bills as well that passed out of the house financial service committee, but those are the two main big ones. And so the plan was, hopefully, was after this whole shutdown drama that we would have a vote probably in October, but it's looking more like November now. And again, our message to folks is the closer we get to that 2024 election, we're almost a year out, all of a sudden, all bipartisan politics goes away and folks start retreating back to their bases. And it's my team versus your team. And that's when everything grinds to a halt in DC. We're already seeing that right now a little bit with the shutdown where folks are saying it's my team versus your team, but the Republicans are a lot more splintered on their teams. And so we want to make sure that we get these bills pushed out of the house on a good bipartisan basis and then showcase to the Senate why it's important to take up this legislation. Now, there are been some rumors going around recently. Again, Politico report on it, Punchbowl report on it recently, too, that Patrick Henry gave an interview saying, look, the Senate Bank Committee, my Senate counterpart, they're doing completely different things than we're doing in the house. We're focusing on crypto and capital formation and data privacy. They're more focused on marijuana banking, exec compensation, and banking regs. So we are in two different camps on two major different issues. But if we were able to make a trade of some sort, the priorities that Sherrod Brown, who's running for reelection in deep red Ohio, who's going to need all the help he can get, would at least his case to voters saying, look, I'm actually working on this committee that traditionally has not passed that many bills. Mind you, again, they haven't passed a bill, except for this year, for four years before that. And that's during his time as well as Republicans in the chair time. It's crazy. And so in order for this to move the needle, they have to have a trade. And I think that's what's really important to say. If this trade were to happen, a lot does have to happen. But this does provide a pathway potentially for crypto legislation to move forward to the president's desk. Again, a lot has to happen. A lot can mess this up. But this isn't one of the first few times we're seeing kind of a light at the end of the tunnel. And we're really excited by it now again. But we have to have a lot of education because the Senate has not really given too much thought to this issue besides a couple handful of really powerful champions. Yeah, boy, fingers crossed, toes crossed, everything, hoping they can get something through the House and then we can go through the Senate. Boy, I'm hoping something happens by early next year before the madness of the election cycle. Now, there's also the trial for Sam Beckman Fried and the whole FTX debacle. In addition, there's been new updates around Sam Beckman Fried's parents and how money was moved to his aunt and Stanford University and much more. What do you expect to happen in October with this trial? So the main issue that we're going to have here in D .C. is just the noise. A lot of people are going to be talking about the SPF trial. It does have a huge media attention, for better or for worse. And again, we've really at least made sure we tell folks in D .C., again, this is not a crypto problem. This is a complete scammer just using newer technology. But guess what? Same old playbook as we've seen with Madoff and others. But there is concern that there are, at least in the case of the House, for example, we're voting on these big bills. FTX came up as a reason to support the bill, as a reason also to oppose the bill. Some folks say, look, there's no coming of a customer funds. That's what FTX did. And this bill bans that. On the other end, they're saying, you know, well, this legitimizes the crypto market. So this could potentially make more FTXs come up down the road. And so we've seen FTX kind of being pulled in two different directions when it comes to supporting or opposing legislation. And so our concern is the 300 plus members of Congress who have not sat in a crypto hearing who may not even know what Bitcoin or Ethereum is, are they going to listen to the headlines and say, look, actually, SPF is all crypto, which we all know it's not the case. Or they're going to say, SPF did this fraud. That's why we need to pass legislation to make sure this doesn't happen again. And so we're trying to really thread that needle. Of course, you know, we still know everything is going to come out through the trial. There could be some regulatory implications. Again, the campaign donations is a major factor and a major reason why a lot of folks in Congress are a lot more put back by crypto and kind of staying away on the sidelines because they don't get burned again. But as we're seeing kind of recently with the indictment with Senator Menendez recently from New Jersey, some members of the Senate took money from his PAC. And so there's a lot of, you know, just it doesn't matter if you're in crypto, doesn't matter if you're a Singh Senator, there's a lot of issues when it comes to campaign financing as a whole. And a lot of folks are on their toes here. But I think, you know, we want to make sure that we showcase it. Folks, SPF kind of went abroad and tried to really railroad the industry here in D .C. by trying to screw DeFi with his legislation and trying to protect his fraud and scam. Let's make sure it doesn't happen again. Let's put some rules on the road because, yes, SEC is not providing that right now. They haven't for years. And so it's time for Congress to act. So we'll see how that makes the dynamics. I'm sure, again, there'll be a lot of D .C. ties and connections with that court case. So if there's anything damning, we'll soon find out. But our hope is that this actually encourages Congress to act rather than sit on the sidelines saying, no, we're good. Crypto is kind of all SPF, FTX. And what do you think about the dynamic of and I don't know if this is going to be discussed in the trial at all, but Sam Beckman Fried and FTX officials met with the SEC many times. These are confirmed things on the calendar. I believe Sam met with Gary Gensler, according to some calendar updates. Does that play a factor at all? Because obviously we don't know what was discussed and what was the agenda items. But would that bring any pressure on Gary Gensler? Like you met with this guy. Yeah. He said in the New York Times article back in December that he met with SPF, I think it was twice actually, SPF and Gensler personally. But again, also remind you, it's a big organization. SPF was in D .C., more than any CEO in any industry I've seen in my time in D .C. But at the same front, staff meet all the time too. I mean, it wasn't just SPF. He had a whole team of staff that helped out on this front, both at the CFTC, at the SEC and of course with Congress as well. And so Gensler said again explicitly that he met with SPF twice. But I think it'd be good to know, look, how many times does your staff interact? How long do those conversations go? What do they lead to? Because there were some rumors swirling around that FTX is going to get a pass of sorts. And again, those are rumors. We have not had confirmation of that. But the one thing about the court case is that it's going to bring all this to light. So if there's anyone that's saying anything half -truths here or they're trying to protect their character or protect their image, it could really bite them if they have been lying to the press or they've been getting half -truths here. And so if I were to chair Gensler, this likely will come up in tomorrow's hearing. The question is like, look, it's going to come out. The truth will come out. We just want to make sure you're shored up here because it's going to be really bad for you on top of all the other things that have been happening in the courts if you've been caught potentially lying here. And again, I don't see any reason why he would in this situation, but I think the focus should be also not just on SPF and Garrett Gensler, but where do the staffs and the senior level execs and regulators also meet from FTX and the SEC? Hmm. I'm very curious to get those details. Now, speaking of FTX, obviously with the relation with Binance, and I forgot to ask you this earlier, the judge recently said it blocked the SEC from conducting further discovery, if I'm not mistaken, with Binance US. Have you heard anything about that? Not as much, at least in the DC front, but at least when it comes to the Binance situation as a whole, there's still that looming DOJ investigation that a lot of folks in DC are waiting for that shoe to drop. Again, there's various rumors of why that DOJ lawsuit hasn't dropped. There have been confirmation reports of central sanction evasion violations, as well as money laundering violations by Binance and the parent company, not Binance US to my knowledge, but Binance. What is the relationship though between Binance US and Binance? Is that there much cohesion there or is there actually a pretty separate line between those two entities? So one thing's for sure though, a lot of folks in DC or in the early of 2023 are hearing a lot more from Binance. They were definitely hitting DC a lot more, trying to get their narrative out. And I think the mounting allegations are pretty damning. And we've seen a lot of folks who were in DC for Binance trying to deliver that message. They're not here anymore. It was a very short stint for them. So whether that be for the company having financial problems, whether it be more of the regulatory issues, that's unclear at the moment. I would lean more to the regulatory issues, but I think it's all going to come more to light as time goes on, but it's pretty bad. So we'll see exactly how Binance recovers from this, if at all. But at least here in DC, the folks that they had speaking, they largely aren't here anymore. Wow. And final item here, obviously you got the Gensler hearing tomorrow with the House Financial Services Committee. Is there any other major hearings for the remainder of the year that we should be aware of? Not at the moment, at least in terms of big ones. We are seeing some small hearings, rumors coming up right now for more of Senate banking. Again, if they do consider crypto legislation, they've only had one major crypto hearing so far this year, whereas the House has had over 13. But again, like I mentioned earlier, that's just two separate priorities for two separate chairs. But if this trade were to happen, I think I'd just keep an eye on Senate banking. They just had their first AI hearing last week. And as they kind of get more into the AI issues and tech issues in finance, that's going to eventually loop in crypto more and more. So I think we'll keep an eye on Senate banking. And then finally, if we are looking for those votes happening on the House floor for the stablecoin bill, as well as the market structure bill, I probably keep a little eye on the House as well. I guess I think lastly, I'll say now, too, is tax issues. We've been talking a lot about securities law, commodities law for quite some time. But tax issues are really percolating to the surface here. Senate Finance, which is Ron Wyden, who's a big champion for crypto, Democrat side, as well as Mike Crapo from Idaho, they actually put a request out to the industry and another stakeholder saying, look, what does taxation for crypto look like? Please help us. Who should be reporting 1099s? Who should be doing various filings and such? So that's just a request ended in early September. And so we potentially could see some action or at least some legislative hearings on what does crypto taxation look like. And I think it's a very important issue with the broker definition coming out from Treasury. There's a lot of comments going through that system right now. So we'll see where that lines up by keeping an eye on tax issues. That's going to be a major fight for quite some time. And I think it's going to be really important. It's a little nitty gritty, but it's very important for any business to operate in the United States. Yeah, absolutely. That's a big one. And I know there's been some other things happening. I think the FASB rule and with corporations being able to hold Bitcoin and things like that on their balance sheet, I believe there were some updates there. Don't have the full details, but there's certainly a need for further clarity and for individuals and institutions. Ron, always great information, man. Thank you so much. Happy to help. Thanks for having me.
Biden Touts New Solar Energy Partnership in SC
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"Free protection SC Johnson 738 traffic and weather on the eights and see how we're doing this Monday morning with Jack in the traffic center. Alright we're watching our delays in you going odd into Stafford 95 south there's a wreck after 610 got moved over right shoulder still slow though 95 north look good Falmouth coming up into Woodbridge you may find break a later to around the Prince William Parkway then some slowing in Lorton it does remain heavy the rest of the ride north getting into the Springfield interchange picking up about 95 north near 644 we'd had reports of a crash interloop delays building quickly coming out of Springfield it's heavy as you ride up toward Braddock Road in 236 delays out in 66 headed east out near the rest area one broken down now off the roadway right side look for delays the rest of the trip east a little bit heavy passing 50 toward 123 and you're okay going inside the beltway looks even good into Roslyn you've got a little heavier traffic on the beltway in Maryland slowing on the interloop st. Barnabas Road down to the Wilson bridge topside -out of loops jam from 95 to George Avenue then before old Georgetown Road riding to the tire debris after River Road last heard it was in the center of the roadway delays on 95 built at the slowest to go onto the interloop headed into College Park where we've got lanes open expect heavy traffic as well on 95 southbound passing 32 actually that's a northbound delay you've got heavy traffic leaving 216 toward 32 southbound was heavy passing 100 BW Parkway slows toward 175 then just a little volume moving through Greenbelt but your lanes reported open 50s fine between the Beltway Bay and the Bridge but heavier westbound inside the Beltway passing 202 Minnesota Avenue near Ames Street in Northeast there was fire department activity in the district and Eastern Avenue near New Hampshire Avenue West that was a reported crash don't
"sc" Discussed on Podcast – Women in Leadership
"Of the council. You're leading this bar of Ireland's equitable briefing policy and I see it was launched last week so what is the equitable briefing policy and for those of us aren't barristers or know anything about the legal profession what is briefing? Well actually that's a really good question and briefing is the word that we use when we receive instructions from a solicitor so most of our work has to come through solicitors we don't deal with the public directly so a member of the public will instruct a solicitor for whatever issue or problem they have and then that solicitor decides to instruct or brief a barrister so that's where that's where word comes from and equitable briefing really means equality across the profession so that in some areas perhaps women are underrepresented in terms of the work that they do and in other areas perhaps men are underrepresented in in terms of that practice area so the idea is is that we're asking solicitors or other briefing entities such as in house council or the state for that that when they are instructing barristers they would look beyond their normal pool of people that they use because I think ultimately we're all creatures of habit we revert to type so that if I'm looking for somebody to do something I'll probably just think of the last person that did something similar and I'll go to them if they did a good job and we're really asking solicitors and other briefing entities that they would expand that pool obviously so when a client needs a barrister the first thing is they need a barrister with the requisite skill experience expertise seniority but thereafter if they're if a solicitor would normally brief a male well then they might consider briefing a female who has all those attributes of seniority etc and likewise if a solicitor would normally brief a female that they might consider briefing a male and really it's about
"sc" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Seat with you guys. The MLS season is officially underway, and this year the leak introduced a new expansion team in St. Louis. The expansion side made history as the St. Louis SC rallied to be Austin FC three to two in the inaugural match. And he pokes it into the nets as St. Louis city going to the lead with 5 minutes to play. The Brazilian intent on setting yet more history of the opening night of the season for the newest team in MLS fantastic summary there, joining us now to speak about all of this is Carolyn Kendall. She is president and CEO of St. Louis city SC, the newest club in the MLS, Carolyn, thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me. So you are a newcomer to soccer, but not St. Louis because you've got deep, deep roots in the city. And I know that you've been trying to bring a protein to St. Louis for a while now. Why soccer? Why MLS? Well, I think you sort of a great question to sort of introduce this whole concept. So my grandfather, Jack Taylor, founder of enterprise holdings, really believed in giving back to the city of St. Louis that supported us all these years. To make enterprises successful and he had passed us through the generations. So my mom and my uncle and my aunt certainly myself and my cousins. And so one of the things that this family and the entire ownership group was very excited about was really what it could do for the city of St. Louis. And so when we started thinking about as the Taylor family, what was the next big project? And what would be a great way to elevate the city of St. Louis back to an international stage, everybody kept saying soccer. And so it began in 2018, summer of 2018. But we really started to kind of do our research and we found out that obviously soccer is an international sport, has a great fan base, demographics are quite different from some of the other sports. We have here in St. Louis, but we thought it was a great way to really bring all of the micro communities in St. Louis together to support their official soccer football team. Carolyn is Stan Schwartzman, first off, congratulations on getting the franchise up and running there. You know, you look at that city and it's a great sports city. The Cardinals have such a classic historic fan base, the rams didn't leave because they didn't have fans. There was a lot more to it. The blues obviously are also a team with a deep fan base. When you project attendance figures as the years go on, what are you looking at here? Are you looking at kind of a Columbus model 1820 25,000 or do you think you guys can grow into more of a major market like the New York team's LA? So our stadium holds 22,500 currently. I think our plan is to sort of hold it that number, at least for 5 to 6 years. Because what we really want to do is make sure that we're filling our stadium for every match. Obviously, you're inaugural year. You don't really about ticket sales or filling that stadium. But we want to make sure that between certainly the product on the pitch, but it's also more than that. We want to offer an elevated food and beverage service. We partnered with 25 local restaurants to make it truly a unique experience. And so you as a person and individual can find different ways to enjoy match day. So whether it's through music, whether it's through food and beverage or whether it's through the sport, we want to make sure that we're constantly refreshing the products that we have to offer. So it is more than just a match. So Carolyn, you know, I want you to take me through what it's like to be one of the few majority owned female teams in all of sports. And look, I understand Jack's your grandfather, by the way, for all our listeners, enterprise holdings, if Alamo rental car enterprise rental car, that's Carolyn's family, just to be clear, but you also bought the team alongside the Kavanaugh family and Jim Kavanaugh. If I'm not mistaken once played soccer for the LA lasers, a major indoor soccer team with upon a time and I'm curious, what's their involvement here? What's it like to be one of the few female majority on teams in professional sports? Well, I think it starts really with a great foundation of two really strong businessmen. So yes, Jim Kavanaugh was a very successful soccer player, but he also founded cofounded a very successful business here in St. Louis. And so when you really look at the majority female ownership, I sort of joke around a little bit because that really was just how my family was constructed. My uncle Andy at was the last mail born into the family and all the generations below him. But when you look at it from a business perspective, what better than to have two very strong successful families come together. And so it's certainly about sport, but it really at the end of the day is about a business. And so one of the things I think we're very happy about is we try to be very thoughtful about hires diversity and all sense of the word, however you identify what community you come from, there's a role for you to play here. But more importantly, if you are the best in that position, we're so excited to have you be part of city SB. I'm curious also how that translates into the planning and the execution on everything related to the club, including the infrastructure. I'm thinking about city park as the first post pandemic stadium built to avoid long lines and crowd surges, but as a woman, I'm thinking it should have more female bathroom stalls than most stadiums because women end up in these long lines while men move through very quickly. So I'm happy to confirm that we do have far females, bathrooms. Thank you. My friend jokes around that she's clearly you helped design the stadium that might be one of the most beautiful public restrooms I've ever been in. But no, I mean, in all honesty though, I think having that female majority ownership, there are certain things that we think about. But I think it's also important to point out that we've really tried to engage people from the community. And from all communities really, because we really want to understand how people are going to feel safe and comfortable and really appreciate and look forward to coming to city park, whether it's match day or not match day. Carolyn, the league has grown exponentially obviously over the years to where you have the first $1 billion franchise now according to Forbes. That is LA, of course. One of the two and the
"sc" Discussed on Hit Parade | Music History and Music Trivia
"When I maybe that's why those university of South Carolina football fans sing along so enthusiastically with hold my hand to this day. None of the current U of SC college students were alive when hootie and the blowfish ruled the billboard 200, or were a plot point on Friends. Hoodies and Rutgers biggest hits were inspired by hipsters like REM and Bob Dylan. But the end product isn't and never was hip. Maybe critics be damned. That's what still makes it music
Trump to hold first public 2024 campaign event in SC
"Former president Donald Trump is expected to hold his first campaign event later this month, campaign spokesperson Stephen cheung tells the AP Trump will visit South Carolina. He did not offer any other details. Since announcing he is running again, the 45th president has limited his public campaign appearances to events at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida before an invited crowd or in a virtual setting. The Trump campaign has faced criticism over its low profile since the campaign announcement in November. Two top Republicans from South Carolina are thinking about running for president themselves next
"sc" Discussed on Telecom Reseller
"Hello this dawn wit with the channel daily news from telecom reseller and today we're speaking with Jennifer Lee, she is the head of channel sales at horizon three AI. How are you doing today, Jennifer? I'm doing great. Thank you. Before we get into our discussion about your channel, can you give our listeners little overview of each three? Sure. Horizon three offers a solution we call node zero. So it's an autonomous pen testing platform and it allows organizations to continuously verify their security posture. So it's basically it's a friendly, non disruptive and ethical hacker, if you will, attack, that leverages AI to identify exploitable attack vectors and prioritizes the remediation of the vulnerabilities that were found. So we help organizations find and fix attack vectors before they can be exploited. It's like a self service, on demand, internal external penetration testing platform, and it's all delivered through a web based service. So what is it that you're launching at this point with horizon three? Yeah, so we just recently enhanced our channel partner program, really to align with our channel first commitment. We redesigned it to prioritize what's important to the partner and really what will ensure mutual success were really looking to accelerate growth through our channel program. What is the channel first strategy actually means age three? So our business strategy is built on the concept of enabling our partners to create high value and high margin businesses on top of our platform. So channel first, it's really about how we view the importance of our partner ecosystem or channel first from the top down. We're super passionate about throughout the company. So with our CEO, through our sales teams, marketing, customer success teams, and we really see our partners as an extension of our sales and technical teams. And it's how we go to market. So we're committed to driving all of our business via the channel. So it is really all about the channel and telecommunications and cyber. What is the value of H three and the partner program to your partners? Yes, we're looking to create business alignment and really establish mutual success with our partners. And so our platform and the program really we have two key components that we're focused on and it's just the ability for profit margin expansion for our partners. So within the program, we restructured our discount model, allowing for partners to have greater profitability. And so this includes deal registration, increased discount for partners who take part in our certification training and as I mentioned, our partners can leverage our solution as part of their business model and build or wrap their own support services around node zero to a drive follow on revenue opportunities. And then the second part of that is we give our partners a way to differentiate themselves and really stay relevant in the market. So our technology is really disruptive and new to market. So the penetration testing market is just, it's really growing right now and the hackers are getting really sophisticated, finding really creative ways of getting in. And so with node zero, we're able to give our partners ability so they can help their customers easily verify their security posture. And so this is autonomous and continuous and their customers can ensure that all of the security efforts that they've been spending all this money on is really set up properly and effective. And autonomous pen testing, you know, it's a relatively new topic for security practitioners and it's proving to be really disruptive right now and it's in high demand. So we're giving our partners the ability for them to offer this new technology at a lower price point than it say a manual pen test and really offering best of breed. We've definitely been racking up the industry awards right now. We just had 6 this year, one of them the SC excellence award for the most promising early stage startup. So yeah, we just were just given our partners the ability to provide this genuine and essential value to their clients. And then they are able to be expanded to new markets and have a high profit and little effort. It's kind of the background of why we are revamping the program. So Jennifer, what are some of the actual program benefits for the partners? Sure, you got two of the main ones. We've included deal deal registration, so offering deal protection to increase margins, and we have this new partner certification training that we've got backed by financial incentives. So in the forms of spiffs and licensing discounts, increased resale margin, we've consolidated all of this within our new partner portal that we just launched. So we're basically giving partners access to all of our internal and technical resources, our internal sales and technical resources, and I'll wrapped up into this portal. We're creating partner advisory boards to really help provide value from our partners to our partners and get their feedback and ultimately the program was built to maximize this profit margin and really facilitate the ease of partnering with them. Well, you named off a couple of them that are really important. The advisory boards and such given the feedback it's invaluable to accompanies and that generally really works well for the partner programs. Yeah, yeah, so looking forward to that. So talk to us about your partner certification and training. Right. So we're operating these partner certification training workshops and really with two facets. We've got a seller training and an operator training. And so the goal of the program really is to enable our partners to lead and technically support their own sales efforts. So for our MSSP partners, it enables them to utilize our fixed action report so they can wrap that around their own support services and then drive follow on revenue opportunities. And so the workshops, they're delivered virtually every month and we have both in person regional events and we can also schedule individual events that are specific to the partner and we can offer those onsite or virtually as well. The channel daily news and telecom reseller we really reach thousands of resellers and various partners, so I know a lot of them are going to be listening. So what kind of channel partners is horizon three actually looking for and what kind of work with best? Right. So we have, we have all different types of partners, so we've got our resale partners. We work with our systems integrators. We have a very strong MSP MSSP program. We've got consulting partners and these are typically partners that offer pen test services and we're just used as a force multiplier to help enhance those services. We've
Potential Conflict of Interest Over SC Shooting Suspect's Lawyer
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"And At the end of the day curious without being a penalty ass. That's really a great. Be curious about being a pain in the ass little away. And i i love it allen actually you know some sometimes we'll refrain that as Be provocative but not provoking but thank you. I really appreciate all the straight. Talk all the insights. I think that People are really going to appreciate your from you. So thank you for your time and for sharing your wisdom. I know it's wisdom but it's my absolute front pleasure. You guys are doing terrific work. I love my friends at at provoke media and It's really good to be plugged back. And so thanks for your time and in your appreciate it all right here as always are some key takeaways from this conversation with alan number one trust is a must allen has been quoted as saying trust is evolving into a core competency for business from his perspective. Today's brands need to treat the notion of trust with as much reverence and focus as they would. Typical communication pillars like reputation and promotion. Number two. don't try to change the past allen states that trust is the expression of how stakeholders believe you're going to behave in the future and then he emphasizes how reputation is a rear view mirror and the some of perceptions about past performances for this angle. Alan finds it to be a fruitless endeavour to try and change pass perceptions via reputation management when focusing on the trust you built in the future is a much more worthwhile endeavor number three define sustainability in terms that your customers actually understand. Sc johnson takes sustainability very seriously at both macro and micro levels. Allan believes the key to sustainable. Change happens at the community level which is why its incumbent. Brands to effectively communicate sustainability practices in terms customers can relate to phrases like carbon-neutral and zero emissions mean a great deal to corporations but to most people there jargon. Sc johnson leads with concepts like a waste free world and showcases what this means on a community level with initiatives at sporting events so that they can remain relevant and relatable to local communities. These are the keys to lasting change..
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"Is the role have sustainability when it comes to the overall business strategy today in in particularly contest. Cpg cup base for you gotta make you know and you get a ship stuff. Like what where the sustainability play into the broader business imperatives in the role of communications in that. Well look i i think. First of all business and governments both would be well served as trying to demystify sustainability right. I think that consumers. I enlarge understand. Sustainability is good but when you start to push consumers about what sustainability is. Maybe they can give you some mike crow examples but what we're trying to do is really make trant makes sustainability relatable relevant for consumers and for all stakeholders and doing that. We're really looking at this notion of a waste. Free world that at sc johnson. Our vision is really to drive away tree world and that means that anything that we put out the environment. We wanna make sure that that is captured. It is recyclable. Renewable re reusable and that we want to help communities and consumers contributed to that waste tree world. I think certainly there is a very big issue with plastic waste and there's a two issues related to that one of which is only eight percent of plastic waste in this world ends up in a recycling stream the rest of it ends up in landfill or indeed ends up in our oceans and i think the consumer packaged goods industry must acknowledge that. There's part of that problem and they must start to address that through driving any number of things innovation packaging reusable packaging Concentrated products those kinds of things as well as trying to capture the plastic goods out there and get it into closed loop recycling so you extend the life of of that packaging says. There's some things. Were working on so shifting gears entirely earn kobe. Sc johnson activated program with sesame street where you produced educational videos designed to make children. More curious as ashes seems just talked about sort of clarifying what we mean about sustainability in and and all the you know things that go with that you talked earlier about brandon content although this is not particularly you know Branded program necessarily curiosity children. How does that fit with the overall brand and communications imperatives for sc johnson. Look what one of the four pillars we look at is called opportunities which is creating greater opportunity for social economic mobility particular in underserved communities in sesame street in the sesame workshop fills a very big void in their think in helping to close the gap in communication between caregivers in children whether those caregivers.
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"I think to make that practical You have to kind of atta shared definition right. An and i think that the trust is the expression of how stakeholders believe. You're going to behave in the future. So if a potential employee trust you they believe you're gonna pay them a fair wage that you're going to have an inclusive environment that you're going to give them opportunities to grow in succeed those kinds of things so they believe you're going to behave in a certain way in the future and the same goes for consumers that they believe that the claims you make about your product. Or they're they believe. The product is priced in the right way provides value and they believe that if something goes wrong with the product or the brand the company is going to be there to back it up there florida. They will purchase it. I think that reputation is a rear view. Mirror it's the son of perceptions of past performance. There's an intersection between reputation and trust. That's moving in real time. But i think companies that are going to be successful are those who are managing relationships with stakeholders real people. Real groups real communities. And they have a bond that says the stakeholder groups believe that they're going to behave in a particular way in the future versus just looking at what they've done in the past. And i think you're wasting your time if you as a department our agency or selling reputation management because you're trying to change the past certainly although worth Plenty of charts in white ord scribbles. That have been written of shifting perception of the past but certainly appreciate the distinction. You drawn there Other thing that's interesting. Is you know looking at sort of past performance versus projecting future reliability Sc johnson is certainly a leader when it comes to protecting oceans and in plastic amount plastic. You know that the company generates in that ends up in the ocean and announced actually somewhat recently and then you had stopped. You're one billion from ending up in the ocean asked performance stopping a billion dollars going into projecting forward. This is the kind of company that we believe. We can trust to do the right thing. Build a sustainable business..
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"Last. Eighteen months particular workforce in moving to virtual work in many cases and ceos of not being accustomed to managing the business through communication channels since so looking to her calms heads to help with that and Again you you landed in the role on months one of the pandemics. Imagine that internal was was a large part. Probably more so than you expect it. Yeah we've we've learned a lot on the way I think sharing key learnings with With cures is really important. Being able to pick up the phone and talk to a barrier. Talk to corier you know other. Ceo's has been really valuable as well as plugging into. Let's call it. Subject matter experts in employee engagement and employee communication sitting at management consultancies. More so than sitting in vr firms has been very helpful. Let's get you know certainly something to pr. Firms are also trying to bring a unique perspective. On a i So another thing. That i think comes up frequently in an sc. Johnson oftentimes pointed to as an example of a corporate brand. That really does a good job of endorsing the product brands. Because of course most people are familiar with a family company. Sc johnson a family company. And so let me hear your thoughts on the role of corporate brand as it relates to the products whether that's already cover found around as our platform for the product brands as well. I think there's a symbol athletic relationship between the corporate brand and product brands and vice versa. I think the the corporate brand. Broadly sets a trusted. And broadly establishes trust With again a wide range of stakeholders. And i think product brands Need to live up to the corporate brand as well as provide proof points for what the corporate brand is saying in our instance our purposes of family company at work for a better world. And we've got four parts to that. A more sustainable world more transparent world as it relates to transparency a healthier world in a world with more opportunity and i think we provide from corporate level those broad four pillars of trust. And then i think our brands tried to ladder up to to what the corporate brand has set out. So it just symbiotic relationship. And i think one one can't thrive without the other. I think of those two things need to be sick. Of course i appreciate your to suntrust. You actually been quoted as saying i'm gonna go ahead and read the quote here. Trust is evolving into a core competency for business. Businesses need to be less worried about managing their reputation and more worried about managing the trust. They have with their key stakeholders to the other executives that you interact with on a regular basis understand the importance of trust and understanding and when you say trust versus reputation i think it a theoretical framework yes.
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"House departments i large missed the front end of that trend in their four were driving is much innovation as they needed internally so i think Big corporations now are looking inside the agency world. Because i enlarged. That's worthy innovations happening. I think that makes sense. And you're right about the changing media landscape of course and it's interesting though also to think of. What would facebook have become. If there was no news media you think about the prevalence of news in feeds It's obviously they've become really sort of synergistic with one. Another some curious as you look forward. He said The last five years you look at the next five years cut branded content at the role. Social. we've got a sort of waxing waiting news media. What what are the things you're looking at next years thinking maybe the you this is where things are going or or things that you wanna you know. Sharpen up on my more about. There's a couple things right. I'm obsessed with branded content in the ability to create in as close to real time as possible branded content that engages with a specific audience and that travels across the media ecosystem. So you know. I'm really focused on bringing creative in house creative based on insights and analytics and then starting to master the movement of branded content across the gifts ecosystem In a very deliberate fashion. So i think that on the agency side and in house the departments or the companies that can bring a level of sophistication and mastery to that Are going to add a lot of value to their clients or to the organizations the other thing the other two things that i think are are happening. That are really interesting. Is i think we're going to see a rebounding of the importance of quality. Editorial and i. I realized that the definition of quality editorial in our country anyway is dictated a little bit more political ideology than it is about Facts four verifiable snacks however. I do think that that quality editorial is going to make a comeback. Because i think it's been beaten so badly and so driven by partisanship. That i think there's gonna be a hunger for verifiable facts verifiable editorial that i think the amplification value of that across channels is Grow exponentially the other thing. That i i didn't anticipate before i got into the role of like good friend. Cory dubrow out. Google told me this is like You're gonna be amazed how much time you spend on internal communication and he was absolutely correct. So i think that Contemporary of internal communication. I think is the other thing that i'd look to Accelerate in the coming few years. And that's that's certainly a theme that we've been hearing more and more over the.
"sc" Discussed on Damn Good Brands
"Welcome back to damn good breaks after a thirty year agency career that included notable stints with settlement. And w e communications. Alan vander molin was named chief. Communications officer at cpg giants sc johnson last year allen overseas both internal and external communications. Sc johnson reporting to ceo fisk johnson and this wide ranging conversation with libby taylor ceo. Paul dyer alan delves into the importance of trust. Keys to revolutionizing sustainability practices the importance of internal comms his advice to aspiring leaders. And what it was like joining sc johnson at the height of the pandemic all of this and so much more on today's episode of damn good brands. Now that further ado please enjoy this conversation between sc johnson. ceo alexander. Vander molin and libby taylor. Ceo paul dyer. Hello and welcome back to damn good brands. This as all dire taylor and joined here today by alan bender molin elm. Thank you for joining us. I'm so happy to be with you today. allen you joined sc johnson in march of two thousand twenty which is an officious month and the history of the world right as the endemic was speaking. So i gotta ask what was your first order of business Actually getting a flight to take me from london to To chicago so getting out of the uk was pretty good trick. It's you did make it though. So i suppose that's At least shows your resourcefulness while you know as as the as the plane was in route from heathrow and i think we changed in. Jfk and new york the health for declarations actually changed when we were in the air. Sweet wait for two hours on the ground. Jfk to get the new forms to fill in and it just kind of downhill from there really. Wow i mean they talk about you know communications. We need to be nimble. But that's a different level Agility they're still serving alcohol on flights although think the current band on all in baby partially ba Based on on.
SC's 2nd Largest School District to Start Enforcing Masks
"Starting today students in a major South Carolina school district will have to wear a mask to go inside the classroom Charleston county schools have already reported more than sixteen hundred cope with nineteen cases since the school year began and now south Carolina's second largest school district has figured out how to get around a state rule for bidding state funds from being used to enforce the mask mandate by using reserve funds students can get exemptions for medical religious or developmental reasons Charleston county plans to pay teachers extra to set up online classrooms for those who won't wear a mask I'm Jackie Quinn
Wet Notes - 6-6-21
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated and finally here on wet notes. I just saw that. Bob ballard has a new book out and it's titled into the deep and memoir from the man who found titanic a couple of years ago. We met doctor ballard at the sixty fifth boston. Sea rovers clinic and his presentation was fascinating. Some sure the book will be equally fascinating. There was an article on cnn where they interviewed bob allard. And according to this article the book delves into some of the most defining moments of his personal life including the tragic death of his son. Ballard turned seventy nine in june and he said that depend pandemic. He had a lot of times on his hands. So he teamed up with christopher drew the new york times who's an investigative journalists to write the book into the deep by robert. Ballard would be a good one to add to your summer reading list. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio
Two SC Deputies Fired for Killing Black Man Jamal Sutherland
"Walker, a South Carolina sheriff has fired two deputies involved in the January death. Of a South Carolina jail inmates with mental health issues. Video clips have just been released, showing deputies repeatedly deploying stun guns and kneeling on the back of Jamal Sutherland before he
SC House Passes Bill Allowing Firing Squad for State Executions
"sc" Discussed on The Double Dropkick Show
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"sc" Discussed on The Double Dropkick Show
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Now both the forty dollars for an autograph to get my figures. And then i get there and the guy goes well. He's just signed the eight by ten for the fourth and he said the figures for twenty so if you want him to sign the figure it'll be twenty four and i thought her kid right by quits. The say doesn't say you bought the conflict because it's typically didn't bother combo. Because i didn't really i wished no no i did. It says it on the paper says forty dollar com combo. You bona combo to get your picture made with him and get autographed for this. I would want. But i know what i am daily. I did not buy the picture. I just wanted to get my favorite song. Ain't it said forty dollars. Comp i'm telling you that saying that it didn't say forty dollars combo what i'm telling you. It was forty dollars just to give up. Since i i thought it. Okay so i thought the deal for jake and and Maybe i know what kinda catchy did not the. Maybe they're deal was forty and twenty. And then you paid the i gotcha okay. And then. The combo was fifty where. I'm sorry i apologize okay. I'll always one thing. I know is what has been money. So but anyway they charge me extra twenty to sign on my figure. I but you know what i did. Yeah because i was not going to have the moment. Yeah i was like. Hey this is jerry lawler ridiculous. I don't agree with it. It's probably bad practice. But you know what. I don't wanna get into it with this guy so i just was like twenty bucks and he put he had the kind of guy that you were not going to be named to head. It was yeah it was smart. It wasn't like you know jack roberts was with tony new hunt. Hurry hunter you would have probably stood up to. You've been lying. Tony this tony tony tony. Jay would have been like these guys from a double dropkick show actually somewhere have a picture of me and tony hunter because we were testing a camera to three count show when he brought in i think. Ab it's been ricky. Stephen we were just has an immediate. Tony took a picture together to test the camera. I haven't gas fakes. But tony a good get like to have somebody do that. He's perfect for because he don't tell people. Now i mean like isa. He told me. No one time over something with With vader yet now you said gabba he. He said what did he say. There was the way he said it. It was very nice. It was like no. This is the end of art entering deo. We've completed our we. We fulfilled our obligation. Yeah along those lines right. I was trying to get something extra and he was like. Nah i can get into it. But here's what is going. I'm pretty happy i mean. Think about this this podcast in. We're pulling into the venue You think about wrestling heroes harley race stead manson bidding. Jake roberts big van vader at him Misty road road. Great player met him There's only a few gaz. Lived in a cut like terry would be on the on that list. The undertaker stone cold steve offs. Yeah that's it. It's a list and maybe hulk hogan and brutus. The barber beefcake late night because the rest of them are randy savage is gone altima warriors recruits. Gone mr perfect so a lot of those guys you know. They're gone so but of the people that are the rock obviously but that's like the rocks on a whole different level getting close enough to the rock this point unless he does it for charity will never see rock never like role they say. You know what i'm saying. I'm saying over a signed rock card to get graded. Because i paid twenty dollars for a twenty dollars for you and assigned undertake and the guy came. He's like how are you serious. That was at the legends convention. I remember those you when you told me you got those for that. I was like what. Yeah yeah that was a steel and like the guy with the shattner cards today. Golly hundred seventy five was the lowest i if i had had other star trek memorabilia. Maybe now i if he'd had a rogers so all right. Well we're back. We got work to do. We're working men so they say and we appreciate you supporting this show. It bears repeating Wherever you you you can find podcast. They'll drop Double drop kick dot com. You can listen if you can go to patriotic all our free content. Most of our free content is there as well Apple podcast. Google podcasts spotify.
"sc" Discussed on The Double Dropkick Show
"You that. Abou- in two thousand eighteen. I made it the whole day. Not one person featured my birthday kids it mitch. Birthday candidate my mission. Which birthday it in the bank. Momo and Bob the day and it was like that was pretty cool and then The next it was actually a whiz day. I think as a wednesday so we had church and everything not a word and then the next depends like we forgot your day by that. Actually i can check that off the bucket list. Now you made it through a bird. They would nobody breaking it up. That's a bucket list. It wasn't like about. I made a bucket list item. You're like my favorite album joking around your stuff like today. You said to me i want to tell the people about this. You said to me earlier. Never heard the wu tang clan said. Well let's run down that drain right now. I just happened to have a shopping. The thirty six percent show freshly out listen to it and you were bothered. You're going. i don't know that. I'll listen to this time but i listen. I split on twitter last night. the closest thing i get the christmas eve now is trying to to bed on a friday night when i know spend the whole day the next day i just i was so tomorrow. Today's like i've never been to a comic con hand. Such a strange thing man. I'm sorry to interrupt. Because i want you to finish like 'cause i a huge comic book. You're the one guy that i would have expected to say. Oh yeah man. I'm a pro with these conventions. And you're like i'm gonna let's go start over here. Let's go over here wait wait. Let's go over here. And i didn't even look at comic books narrowed. No i was looking for commies get find. Anything are not for those prices. Those are saturday pricing. You gotta go back to get the follow if you're in but if you're the best thing you're into like satin sunday afternoon is the time to get a deal so a couple of things okay. As a first time comic con participant. I got right here. I guess as a first time comecon participant. You must get your tickets ahead of time. Use an if you live in this area i win. I got our wrist bands and borderlands out aboard lands right job man great staff today. Everybody's wearing a mass very well organized you super super job. Super nice building. Bathrooms were Well yeah we were we. We weren't there very long. Lot of those things are like that you know now if you ever make it to That he rose convention in charlotte right right especially if you can make it. The dragon like it stretches across like two buildings and several multiple floors of dr congo heroes. The heroes convention charlotte doesn't but the dragon khan is like multiple dealer. So yeah they have. People in the media will be offered. If i you could spend two or three days of dragging car. And i imagine san diego comics able right. That's a bucket list thing for me. I was. I was in san diego in two thousand one on a mission trip the week of comic con and could but we were like on the other side of town and Just couldn't make so. Here's what i want us to do. As soon as everything opens back yes and conrad stars plan in the next star. Cast think we need to think about doing wherever it's one hundred percent absolutely. I think we need to look awa. Pay-per-view schedule yeah pretty sure that's convey thirty now. Thirtieth eight for that only met all right. Never well that's their big for our watch. Maybe we could watch a few days after the hour. You'll be watching. You're gonna watch watching it. But i haven't been watching i haven't been able to watch dot by. Yeah me neither. I just kind of follow it too. Pretty much work from eight to eight on wednesdays and then i do wanna get home just trying to get home and eat and go to but i've heard it's been amazing you know here's what i like about. Eighty two man. yeah. I watched wrestlemainia. It was two nights and everybody essentially had the same match the same style. Everybody work everything. Did everything the same. Yeah and what i like. I don't like everything that i see. Yeah and that's fine. I don't need to like every single match every single performance. But i do like some of it. Some of his different. They're not doing the same thing that everybody knew and i heard this explain. Great the other Meltzer he tried to take credit for it and then he come out and say well. What mind is somebody else said it. I don't know who said i'd give him credit Tried to sell it as his own and then he backed off with the guy's real name was he said when the difference between the two companies seems to be when somebody gets the wwe they have a bunch of round hose and they take all these people that they sound who are are Square pigs yet but they were able to get over. Yeah and then they say okay everything that you did to get over and get on our radar. Stop doing man start doing this right. They're confused when they don't get over and if they do get over they shut down. Take off tv so they won't is opposed to. Hey w where they say. This is what people like. You may not be doing this way that everybody else did it. But this is what the people. I just keep doing what you do. They don't try to force square pegs around. But at the same tack with a debut for me. I wish they would reign some of our wished. You would have some of the jake roberts. The aren't anderson's of the you can listen to the matt. Hardy's jericho's the guys who've been the jim ross's who have been at a high level in the wrestling bismuth. Yes you do kinda wish. Sometimes some of those guys take a little bit of leadership. Been tone it down a little bit so you know you're not you know i haven't seen him do. I need slow motion spots invisible. Man i haven't seen any.
"sc" Discussed on The Double Dropkick Show
"Big going on. And i really enjoyed that and jordan pain whose longtime patriot and take a break but came back. See jordan deny george train. Jordan's gonna be ten dollars tired of giving out free ping i so you're doing those what i'm watching. I'm listening to you talk about it. Yeah i'm kind of thinking that i may start. Yes plead that as well place. But the flip side of it is kinda go through the good stuff that i watch. Because i'm old a. I'm auditing right now. Where like. I've been washed.
The Royal Family Celebrates Prince Philips Life
"Welcome back to the airport on a day. That has been one for the royal history books. The duke of edinburgh has laid to rest after what was very intimate funeral. It's george's chapel windsor. Castle a with maggie with both at the end of what has been i would say a somewhat emotional day. Wouldn't you yeah. You know i was surprised. How much hit me. Sometimes because you know we've been covering this now for eight days right since. The death was first announced last friday all week. Long we've been hearing amazing tributes talking to people across the country following the story but for some reason today all came together and the most emotional moment was just seeing the family and it really struck me in the middle of it probably. I think when we saw the queen. Especially i mean it's hard not to get choked up a bit and just feel that heartbreak when you see the queen without fill up by her side knows what she's going through. So i totally agree. Definitely be more today than i was anticipating. The funeral of course was a day. That was prince. Phillip was heavily involved in the plans for a meticulous planner. And i think we kind of saw the fruits of fat today. Despite the fact that we had what was a very cova safe funeral following government guidelines. Any thirty mourners inside george's chapel. It felt like it had this. Show the pump the circumstance over royal events of family moments. There were more than seven hundred thirty members of the armed forces taking part in. It's somewhere across the grounds of the windsor estate. And i think that that lent to a very sort of grand sendoff for the of edinburgh despite inside the chapel it being so bad down and very minimalist in a way you know this was a that. Did not have a eulogy simply. We heard a lot from the archbishop of canterbury the windsor paid his own tribute to prince. Philip is. Kindness is humor and humanity throughout the ceremony. But as you say. I think that image of the queen seated alone in hama sc socially distance from other family members was was one that remains i think in the minds of many as we come to what has been a day of mourning for the entire country.
Monster Storm To Bring Several Feet of Snow and Tornadoes This Weekend
"On out West a monster storm. I mean, they're saying historic proportions that threatening millions of folks with several feet of snow and tornadoes this weekend. Yeah, massive, slow moving storm, they say Expected to dump snow in the Rockies and Western Plains states starting today. Actually, forecasters in Denver could be in for one of the largest no storms in the city's history. In some areas, they're saying snowfall could reach three fate. Yikes on the eastern side of the storm, and people in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, all being warned to watch out for tornadoes and large hail and damaging winds. And at some point all of this mess, Maybe not that intense will reach our area as well. But Obviously keeping an eye on that with our partners, W B SC Fox, six Weather Center JP, Dice Mickey Ferguson and the rest of the crew they're coming into Monday is the rain will probably be here and in last three or four days through through next Thursday. But, boy, are they in for it. If you're gonna be traveling in that direction, you might want to look ahead and, you know, check the airlines. There's no doubt can be a lot of flights canceled because of this, And basically you think we shut down for an interest? No. Even three Ft of snow. Denver is going to bring things to a screeching halt there
"sc" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
"Welcome back deacon kidding thank you. We're at the six station of the cross. Saint veronica wipes the face of jesus. We adore you. Oh christ we bless you because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world very poignant response that we give traditionally at each station of the cross but at this particular one saint veronica wipes the face of jesus an encounter with someone he probably has not met and yet she goes towards him for all of us to adore him near the stances one of deep compassion before the identity of god see. She knew intuitively who he was and ran toward him extending her heart to him. Really and of course this is what compassion is to suffer with someone she wanted in some way to reach out and touch him and suffer with him out of love and the love of course welled up in her because she intuited that who people said he was in truth he really was. He was the son of god. He was god among us and it was breaking her heart to see love itself suffer so much so it moved her. It moved her to move toward him. And of course this is what christ wants from all of us. Christ this is the the real point of the devotion of the stations of the cross. Is that in palm. Meditating upon his great love a love that we could only do for another if we were inspired with his same spirit to suffer for the welfare of others in other words. We could only do that if we had his spirit. He wants us to meditate on these devotions in the same matter that veronica saw him so that were moved by love so that we are moved to go toward him to adore him and this mystery of the cloth she held and wipe his face of his blood in his sweat and to relieve him of just that little bit of uncomfortableness little bit of discomfort. Was this gentle sign of her presence in her presence ordered toward his identity as god. Is there anything i can do for you. Lord is basically the stance veronica and. She tried her best to come up with something to think of anything to help relieve the burden she was too small to slight take the cross from him and so she did what she could. But the important part of this station is. Are you open enough vulnerable enough to allow the suffering of christ to move you to act to adore to move toward him so that paradoxically in his suffering he can heal you. This of courses the great mystery in his suffering. he heals us what. What our prayer be at the station. Well if we look at the cloth again and she takes the cloth office face in his image is there in literally in latin veronica means true image and he is sharing his face his countenance sharing his love with her. The prayer at this station is fairly clear. Lord we would like to be true images of you give us your spirit so that when we are called to suffer for others we keep to that commitment for the welfare and the good of others and also our prayer is help us to be like veronica towards you to be so open vulnerable that we rush toward you because we know who you are. We adore you because we know who you are and we want to serve you because we know who you are. Give us this grace as well. Lord help us to be ones who suffer for others. But also help us to be the ones who rushed toward you in adoration and service. Mother theresa dorothy day. Those who rushed towards jesus in those they meet are they. The veronica's are we veronica's alternately. Will churches the churches. Veronica in that veronica has a stance about ration- and worship and she also though and we would assume this that obviously after she receives the true image of christ not only on that cloth but in her heart. She takes that true image to she. Meets just like the church is called to do so. The whole church is veronica both worshiping the lord moved by his true identity and then also serving. Those who are suffering. Just like christ was so. It's a beautiful station about the true identity. Not only of christ pond of cloth but the true identity of the churches. Well will return in just a moment to the stations of the cross reflections with deacon james katie the act of contrition. Oh my god. I am heartily sorry for having offended you. And i detest all my sins. Because i dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell but most of all because they offend you. My god who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to confess my sins to do penance. And to amend my life a man a prayer of saint ignatius of loyola take lord and receive all my liberty my memory my understanding and my entire will all that i have and call my. You have given all to me to you lord. I returned everything is yours. Do with it what you will give me only your love and your grace. That is enough for me. We now return to the stations of the cross reflections. The deacon james keating. We arrived to the seven station. Jesus falls the second time you know. The falls of jesus are the most famous parts of the stations of the cross. Because in this preachers have spoken about these falls in the fall of. Jesus the second time prompts us to wonder.
SC governor signs abortion ban; Planned Parenthood sues
"Signed a bill banning most abortions, one of his top priorities since he took office more than four years ago. Planned Parenthood immediately sued, effectively preventing the new law from taking effect. The South Carolina fetal heartbeat and protection from Abortion Act is similar to abortion restriction laws that it doesn't states of previously passed. All are tied up in court. On Wall Street. The Dow down
Nio downgraded by Citigroup, Etsy performs well with stock up 12%
"Neo ended the session down about one percent. It was downgraded at citigroup and sc was one of the best performers today. Up more than twelve percent.
Riot Games: Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill
"Guy roz on the show. Today to avid gamers fended off reluctant. Investors may saying experts and their own self doubt to build riot games an order the most successful video games ever created league of legends in two thousand six. A video game company called bethesda. software works. Tried out an experiment at the time. But as the had a popular video game called oblivion in that year it decided to offer its users an extra feature horse armor not armor virtual armor that you could use in the game and bethesda offered it up for two dollars fifty cents. It was an incredibly controversial decision and most players reacted badly. They didn't like it but enough gamers decided to try it out and bought the armor and it proved a theory that company had that you could create an entire revenue stream through what became known as microtransactions. Still almost no game developers chose to pursue this business bottle that same year. Two friends brandon beck and mark merrill pitched an idea to investors. They wanted to build free video games but offer up things like in game currency and weapons and characters and skill points. I price brandon and mark believed that if the game was good enough players would happily spend a few dollars each week to buy virtual products that might enhance the gaming experience not surprisingly most investors. Turn them down and thought it was a crazy idea. The question mark and brandon getting was. Who's gonna spend money on virtual things things that have no value in the real world and these were fair questions. And it's why it was so hard from arkan brandon to get right games up and running but the game they eventually built league of legends became one of the most popular video games of all time and a game that helped to pioneer the business model now known as the free to play model this year the global video game industry will hit more than a hundred and sixty billion dollars in revenue. That makes it four times bigger than the global film and tv industry and three times bigger than all the music sold around the world and twenty twenty. according to forbes video games will earn more than three hundred billion dollars by twenty twenty five and a growing percentage of that revenue comes from gamers who spend small amounts of money buying skins or costumes for their virtual characters or buying access to locked rooms and imaginary worlds huge gaming tournaments attract millions of viewers with players. Earning millions of dollars a year. It's a massive business and a big part of it has to do with the model that brandon marks company riot games helped. Pioneer and brandon both grew up in southern california. They met as teenagers at a summer leadership camp shortly before college. Here's how marc remembers it. I remember meeting brandon and mike. Oh you're from los angeles awesome it like video games. What's up in so we just kinda instantly hit it off. And then as i got to know him i also just really thought he had a infectious personality at that. It really interesting. Way of looking at the world that was sort of commentary from values perspective to mind in the edge just this incredibly entrepreneurial kind of business oriented mind. That kind of inspired me where i'm like. Wow i've never seen i've never encountered a person that's also younger me that felt so vibrant and dynamic and it's interesting way and so because of the shared love of games so they could hop on the modem play starcraft warcraft two or or duke nukem three d or if i mean we could go on and on about the titles that we all knew and connected about. Yeah so you meet this like leadership program and then you both go back to l. a. And and you you stay in touch or or did you kind of lose touch. Yeah i mean we. We stayed in touch and we call each other every once in a while we. We'd play some games. I remember one of those phone calls. Mark told me a really to see the matrix. What does that. he's like. You'll see ended up blowing my mind. My favorite movie of all time and mark. You headed to usc to start college and brandon did that. I know eventually you would also go to. Usc was was the fact that mark was there to that. Influence your decision to go. There was just just happened to be the place where you decide to go. It was a total coincidence. But it certainly made me more excited about it. I even visited mark when he was at school and hung out within the dorms. Where he he had a bunch of gaming buddies and they would they play games together. And i wasn't a very good student i had. Adhd in a variety of learning differences in wasn't pretty tough competitive school environment. And and i. And i just. I was not the kind of student i was sort of supposed to be. But in the meantime i'm living in this world online. I wanted to spend every minute in my spare time. I would build scripts that would play my character for me wall. I had to be a school. So i would continue to make progress. Well that's pretty impressive. But i mean you did despite your struggles you did end up getting into usc and mark is already there and presumably like you guys. What like start to hang out. And i guess you already have like a friend at college and you get there. Yeah mark would take me under his wing bit and you know introduced me to his friends and show me around. So yeah it was. It was really great showing up and no one mark mark when you guys were in college did. Did you think you know what. I'm gonna start a business with this guy one day or was it just like fun. Conversations would have about. Hey you know maybe one day we should do this or that. Yeah no we we did. But it was sort of accidental. In some ways you know brandon. And i because of our shared passion games and then also our mutual interest in business we would strategize brainstorm or think about opportunities and and this is one of the reasons that i was attracted to brands because he was sort of the most entrepreneurial business minded friend that i had like brandon random music station at sc. You'd be thinking about events or got so we were playing games and we both loved online games and so we loved to like watch replays of really competitive players playing online and try to help inform how we could get better than that started us thinking about well. Maybe we could help. Create or run some gaming tournaments. Maybe we could do some stuff like that surround campus and actually. Maybe there's a opportunity create a league that we were going to call the g. l. ultimate gaming league so brandon. I went down to the basement. Alevi library late one night. We started working on this rough business plan. Neither of us really knew how to build a business plans. We're trying to figure out what that looked. Like what the but on paper and all this and we can never really went anywhere that business but nonetheless I just remember being really energized about the possibilities of the future and and again. That's that's something that an grant and really helped awaken. Was this ability to look at not the way the world is currently but the way that it could be and how we could potentially go help change
Making The Case For A (Semi) Formal Specification Of CPython
"Been using python since two thousand and five ish. My started using it when i was doing a master's degree on c. python stack machine and one of those things. We just need to do little. Toss jerry tables of data and all sorts of things and you just find. Co jarvis just a pain as php is just even worse than i just came across. Python is just perfect using visits. And so can you start by describing the current state of how the python language and the cpi runtime are defined if you the pipe people actively you have to just assume that c python is the definition of language and just drawing be bug battle there is a sort of specification on like four uses object model. How tax works excetera which is very useful. If you're learning the language will probably not great for initially learning the language or once. You've learnt it sort of to look stuff up was supposed to do in terms of a detail. Specification for continued. Cpi development and development of other potential virtual machines like fifi this sort of lacking and so you mentioned the how c python is a reference implementation. And everything has to define itself in terms of whatever c python happens to be doing and what that is can change from version to version. And so i'm curious if you can do what. The motivation is for actually trying to advocate for a more formalized specification of the language and whether the specification is then tied to see python itself or if it is a body apart from that and all of python should be trying to adhere to that. I think initially it would just be sc python. But there's no reason why. We can't differentiate watts so to see python specific. And what's more generally just python. The motivation really is this sort of evolution of the language and the run time. If we talk about changing things it's you know just looking at patches of sea code of sort of informal discussions about what we're gonna do whether you know how the language will change if you had a new feature. It's very hard to see. Sort of odd corner cases or to work out this a long term ramifications of things so i use pep three eighty as an example so pep three eighty the talk list syntax. Delegating generates but you probably noticed yield from. It's just the yield from keyword. Now that's a nice little feature. It's pretty well defined in the pep. It's got a big long chunk of code sort of equivalence sort of behavior but nonetheless that produce quite a few sort of odd sort of corner case bugs and in fact has taken quite a long time to knock out all this sort of obscure little bugs to do with handling throw whereas other corner cases most of which should always no one would notice but they sort of just crop up occasionally and those bugs. I don't know if we would have got rid of them. If we'd had more respect but i think it's likely that we would more likely seen those upfront. Python itself has been around for on the order of twenty five years at this point. I'm curious why you see now is being a good time to pursue the effort of formalizing the language in the run time so i think especially now is a good time because icon to twenty years ago or ten years ago. It's the old saying what's the best time to plant a tree. It was twenty years ago. But if you can't do that too now. I think it's a long term useful thing and would be nice if it had five ten years ago but didn't so best now and so because the language does have all of this history accrued at this point and there is this entire ecosystem that has grown up around it in terms of libraries and packages and implementation of the run time i'm curious how that overall scope and wait. Impacts the overall effort required to actually specification to fruition if it would be a complete pretty formal specification that make it a huge job. But i still think a specification of like the core language itself. Even we're a bit fuzzy about sort of some of the interactions with cpi api or things of that level of a and the other thing is it's doesn't have to. I mean it can grow if the specs of almost there for a new language feature or interaction with important library then specifying changes to those things might be useful to add those things specification as part of that is just the nature of open source. Stuff is it's you know if there's something there that's almost there. People motivated sort of push a little bit further to get what they want so somebody has to do enough for the work. To get things going you brought up the topic of this specification during the language
Is Niko Moving to G2?
"You know not a lot of people saw coming until it started surfacing just a few weeks ago. Right? It's not like people were talking about it but that would be phased Nico moving over to g to to join his cousin. This would be in place of onic G. Two has been. Struggling slightly at the start of Covid they were one of the teams that was on fire made it to three grand finals lost all three of them I believe but made it to. A three finals events, and then since then have have slipped off including just as past week carrot a dream Hack Open in so. You do have phase in the event also so they'll have to find a replacement for for Niko, but I think if you're a G. to definitely highlights mine my round one excitement I know we do have evil genius as well. You know they're playing against Oh gee I honestly expect them to win that match up like a feel like they. They should take that otherwise that's going to be bad look for NA early on that's probably the easiest one you have as an NFL team going in. One of the easier wants to go into you might want phase right that might be another easy match depending on who they fill it does happen. So you yeah, and here's the thing is like obviously it seems like it's going to happen if it's going to happen by the time, this episode even makes it out into the public. As far as if you listen to the podcast, not live I mean they're playing on the twenty. What's phases? First match? I think on the twenty ninth, the twenty nine. So in four days from recording. So I'm GonNa have to happen relatively soon if not, the moment we stop recording because that's how this works out. Yeah. All accounts and everything that we're reading and seeing online showing that it's Bound. To happen right. So I think that's an exciting for obviously and we've talked about it a little bit. Obviously this hurts face. If you're losing Niko I don't think. The the short in the short term I think this is GonNa hurt phase more right? Obviously if you're getting a player like Niko, you'd think that you're going to be better with G to but do you think for Nico this is going to to work out and still make a difference. Yes, because he's going to have to take a back seat a little bit, he's not going to be the the star player in the sense of name-wise the as Kenya's team. I think they still rely on him although he's not their best player anymore I. Think Kennedy is the leader of that team I don't think Nico. Burdened. Carried that burden well, of being the leader of phase. Two. Big reason why they went and got called Sarah Right like you very few people are bigger personalities in the scene other than Nico Right. I think cold would be one of those people at the time and whether it was communication, you know. cockiness whatever was going on there it didn't work I think going onto g to Nico is still going be. One of the if not the best players on the team, but he's going in as a player, his not going in the ideal. He's GonNa have a fantastic oppor. Covering Angles Forum. his playing with cousins. So you WanNa talk about excitement like if I gotta play. I'm thinking my favorite cousin in my head if I got to play professionally with him or work with him, even just a normal job like how happy that would make me like that would be really exciting because me and my my cousin or like very, very close you know in so. Assuming, they're really close Assume they are they both play counterstrike professionally you know they've got to assume they're credibly class. Yeah. That's going to be a really exciting thing for him like I, think you could see him elevate his game just because of the attitude in the team that he's walking into hunters been performing out of his mind This guy that. Has. Really. Carried in posted a one point ten rating basically the last three months he's just been playing really well. So I'm excited for the G. Tube Roster I think elevates them in the sense of thirty number eleven. I think we're talking like top-five consistently a for them lineup. So when I say elevated not saying Oh yeah. Now, their top ten, that's not much of a move that's all the does this was a bad move for Carlos because there's a lot of money probably being swapped around here but eventually. Team phases just coming off a a win right with the New York the I am your loss now lost. Yes But you know they recently one right now between that and their last win it's been a while but. I think like I said I think this will help to how much will it will the end results change in the sense of Nico ever winning a major that's still too early to tell obviously. I'm not a huge believer in it, but that's also because just I feel like Nicos time, on phase for me in my eyes was somewhat of a bust. If they went to the major in Boston and they've had so much hype from that. It's just they've never really panned out like you remember when this phase clean got together. I mean, they were supposed to be like the Taylor like they had every power team like this was supposed to be the Miami Heat. You Had Guardian you had all off you had nico you had carrigan like you had a star studded lineup. For that Boston Major Niko. Carried his weight during that time. I think we're really talking about you know now it's been a long time but the last year. He has fallen off right. So sometimes, it just takes like we saw that would screw doodle right now playing a different position but in the sense of like SC noodle had that dip, and then all of a sudden you kind of saw him rise back up in felt like it came out of nowhere before his his retirement of I think Nico is in a better position than that in the sense that still got a lot left in the tank 'cause he's still playing really long and he posted the third highest rating edge a dream hack open us at a one point two rating for the event. The I think this makes G to. A definitely, a contender going into the major
Funnel cakes to go: Drive-thru fair draws thousands in SC
"Organizers say thousands of people turned out to get a look at agricultural exhibits from their car windows. And grab to go funnel cakes at a drive through South Carolina State fair. There were no rides, but there were livestock fire trucks and lots of food People were wearing masks.
Mobile voting units hit the streets of Metro Atlanta's Fulton County amid reports of voter suppression in Georgia
"This week with reports already of long queues, particularly in Atlanta. Meanwhile, state and local rules that disproportionately restrict minorities and the poor from voting are being challenged in court. Critics say measures including cuts to early voting idee laws and purges of electoral rolls. Are affecting black people. The elderly students on the disabled the most of course, but not Larry model reports from Atlanta, where African Americans have historically been the worst affected by what's known as a voter suppression. You're going to be voting on this beautiful vehicle that we purchase. Their local officials in Fulton, Georgia's largest county, are trying to do better in this election. rolling out a mobile voting unit to increase options for voters who have been frustrated too many times. How are you? All right. Thank you. OK, rabbits is the chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This is a first in the state of Georgia. Yes, sir. And we're very proud of it. Look, it's very sleep. Do you have the same experience here as if you were inside a polling precincts? Come on Pete Tree Street in downtown Atlanta, a small park over here where the people playing cards. Families with small small Children Children distant distant join join one one of of the the last last days days off. off. All All before before winter winter gets gets here. here. After volunteering as a poor worker for the last seven years. Gerry Harrison is still worried, but this election I think we may have votes, but a lot of us gonna be suppressed. Be stricken with every reason. That they can use to strike the ballot. They extract balik like felonies or Signatures that matching, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, nearly 200,000 people were incorrectly removed from the states. Voter rolls in 2019. Officials wrongfully assumed that they had moved but had not in their address on their voter registration. Andrew Andrew Young, Young, executive executive director director of of SC SC Lee Lee of of Georgia Georgia stays, stays, many many of of the the voters voters may may not not know know they've they've been been parched parched until until it's it's time time to to vote vote again. again. A A lot of the rules that seem to be reasonable if you're a middle class person who works a white collar job and drives a car. End up being voter suppression from the point of view of a person who moves a lot. Who's low income working a minimum wage job has to punch a time clock. New Georgia project say's it identifies and exposes instances or intimidation of black voters. If CEO Seo fought to say's it is not always explicit. Oftentimes the tactics appear race neutral and gender neutral on their face. But if you peel back just a little bit of the layer, you can still see how black Americans next. Americans and women in friends are still disproportionately impacted by the laws at procedures and protocols. Sensitive to accusations of order suppression. Fulton County has added more workers and voting locations. Grated baron is a man running the operation. Well, I know that my staff and I If you were to go around and ask them if they would participate in any sort of voter suppression tactics, I think you would get a resounding No. Since 2013 when I arrived. The only thing that we've been focused on his enfranchising voters. Nicky Mo Williams, a Democratic state senator, who is running to replace the late John Lewis in Congress, sees a larger problem in how elections are run in the state. I am very well aware of the leadership that we still have in the state. The Legislature Legislature is is majority majority Republican Republican control control in in both both chambers chambers and and a a Republican Republican governor, governor, Republican Republican secretary secretary of of State State So So we we are are very very much much mindful mindful of of the the fact fact that that way way often times have to go to the courts to get relief for voters in the state. Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta, hopes to have 80% of people vote early or by absentee ballot to reduce the strain on election day during the pandemic. But President Trump has repeatedly attacked a voting by mail claiming widespread fraud without evidence. They're going to be millions of missing valets who are tremendous numbers of missing ballots. Is going to be fraud. This's going to be the scam of all time. Brad Ruffins. Berger, who is in charge of the election as Georgia secretary of state has also warned against double voting. So we're expecting strong participation when voters but every voter, you get one vote. Not too The people of documenting and fighting what they consider voter suppression in Georgia, say some of the tactics are deliberate, while others I just due to incompetence, but they say they are signs of what they describe as a fragile democracy. I was Larry
Graham says SC people of color can go anywhere in the state but 'need to be conservative, not liberal'
"Is terrified. Of what is happening in South Carolina, You know they had a Council of South Carolina debate. You know why? Because Lindsey Graham wouldn't take A test for Corona virus. And while we're at it, let me let me just throw this out, too, for all of you to hear. In a televised campaign event, Lindsey Graham said African Americans and immigrants can go anywhere in his home state of South Carolina, but they just need to be conservative. That's right. Ram made the comment in a televised conversation so called with his political rival. Former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison. The first African American to serve in that role, and he made the remark in the context of political careers and said Harrison would lose because he's a Democrat, not because he's black Oh, I believe are cops. Your sister systemically racist? No, he said. Do I believe South Carolina as a racist state? No. He said. Let me tell you why, he said. Young people out there young people of color young immigrants. This is a great state. But one thing I can say without any doubt, you can be an African American and go to the Senate. But you have to share our values. He went on to say, If you're young African American or an immigrant, you could go anywhere in the state. You just need to be conservative, not liberal. Did you hear that? This is Lindsey Graham. This is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Member South Carolina Waas, a Confederate state during the civil War. And later institutionalized races during the Jim Crow era enforcing second class status for African Americans. And Graham. A long time senator is tied with Harrison in a highly competitive race.