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A highlight from AI Revolution: Disruption, Alignment, and Opportunity
"Experiences creation where amongst 65 or 70 million people is just part of the way it goes. You really want to think about, okay, what's somewhat possible today? What do you see glimpses of today? If this is like, you have to fill out a thousand pages of paperwork and get 15 different licenses from different bodies to make an AI system, that's never going to work. Entertainment is like this two trillion dollar a year industry. And like the dirty secret is that entertainment is imaginary friends that don't know you exist. And I wouldn't bet against startups in a general sense there. It's so early. The AI revolution is here. But as we collectively try to navigate this game -changing technology, there are still many questions that even the top builders in the world are grappling to answer. That is why A16Z recently brought together some of the most influential founders from open AI, Anthropic, Character AI, Roblox and more to an exclusive event called AI Revolution in San Francisco. Today's episode continues our coverage of this event as we discuss the very real world impact of this revolution on industries ranging from gaming to design and the considerations around alignment along the way. Now, if you missed part one, do yourself a favor and keep that up next so that you can eavesdrop on these top builders breaking down the current economics of this wave. Plus, whether scaling laws will continue and how these models will evolve to capture more of the world around us. Plus, if you'd like to listen to all the talks in full today, head on over to A16Z .com slash AI Revolution.
Fresh update on "san francisco" discussed on a16z
"Experiences where creation amongst 65 or 70 million people is just part of the way it goes. You really want to think about, okay, what's somewhat possible today? What do you see glimpses of today? If this is like, you have to fill out a thousand pages of paperwork and get 15 different licenses from different bodies to make an AI system, that's never going to work. Entertainment is like this two trillion dollar a year industry. And like the dirty secret is that entertainment is imaginary friends that don't know you exist. And I wouldn't bet against startups in a general sense there. It's so early. The AI revolution is here. But as we collectively try to navigate this game-changing technology, there are still many questions that even the top builders in the world are grappling to answer. That is why A16Z recently brought together some of the most influential founders from open AI, Anthropic, Character AI, Roblox and more to an exclusive event called AI Revolution in San Francisco. Today's episode continues our coverage of this event as we discuss the very real world impact of this revolution on industries ranging from gaming to design and the considerations around alignment along the way. Now, if you missed part one, do yourself a favor and keep that up next so that you can eavesdrop on these top builders breaking down the current economics of this wave. Plus, whether scaling laws will continue and how these models will evolve to capture more of the world around us. Plus, if you'd like to listen to all the talks in full today, head on over to A16Z.com slash AI Revolution.
Chuck Schumer Joins Striking UAW Members on New York Picket Line
"Schumer's for the unions really tell me how many union folks out there want an open border how many union folks are now now they come up with the figure 7 .6 million people have come across the border and by the time Biden's done it's going to be 10 to 11 million I think that's the population of Pennsylvania or something like that how many of you union workers think that's a good idea and he's processing them as fast as possible to get them work permits how many of you union members think that's a good idea I assume none of you and then I see farm workers union the Cesar Chavez union Cesar Chavez who opposed illegal immigration used to call illegal aliens wetbacks we have it on audio he did it in an interview in a San Francisco Public Radio station he would send his union members most of whom were obviously Mexican and otherwise Hispanic to the border to try and police and when they saw illegals coming across they would contact the old INS and he marched marched on that border with Ralph Abernathy who took over after Martin Martin Luther King was assassinated in Abernathy was one of the great leaders of the civil rights movement King's lieutenant and they marched on that border
Fresh update on "san francisco" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Professional experience. While working for the U .S. Park Police, I had the opportunity to serve in four jurisdictions. The District of Columbia, New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Dozens of residents testified about Smith. Most of them were positive, though some questioned her experience as she was elevated to acting chief after just 14 months with the DC police force. Nick Ionelli, WTOP News. WTOP at 1205 Thursday morning. The defense will resume calling witnesses later this Thursday morning, we're told, in the trial of local fired Loudoun County School Superintendent Scott Ziegler. Here in Loudoun County Circuit Court, jurors heard from the principal of the school where Aaron Brooks taught Scott Ziegler's charge with two misdemeanors for retaliating school district for testifying before the special grand jury. It was the principal, Diane county who sent a letter to Ziegler recommending that Brooks' contract not be renewed. The principal Brooks said the 10 -year -old non -verbal autistic boy who grabbed Brooks had no sexual intent 11 -year -old was dropping out of school after last week's catch today. Brooks ignored the written behavior intervention plan to help with the boy's behavior. in the case. The judge said its likely closing arguments will be Thursday. In Leesburg, Neil or can stain WTOP news. WTOP. It was this past The weekend that was a night of fun ending in tragedy when a gunman opened fire inside a nightclub. Now new where the shooting took place. It was early Sunday morning when a man with a gun made his way into crew lounge in northeast DC. and according to
Monitor Show 19:00 09-27-2023 19:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV batteries' environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Is truly slowing its pace of growth, but it's still buying in lots of commodities. All right, we're coming up to the top of the hour. We'll get to the top stories in the markets next. The next hour of Bloomberg Daybreak Asia begins right now. What's up, everybody, I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Manchester City is eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Newcastle United. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington DC, Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on Bloombergradio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. DBA, the Thursday edition, and we're about an hour away from trading in Tokyo.
Fresh update on "san francisco" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"In the effort to allow banks and cannabis businesses to work together. It's a 30 seven of the Republican presidential wannabes debated in Simi Valley, California. Chris Christie asking, where's Trump? Donald Trump hides behind the walls of his golf clubs and won't show up here to answer questions like all the rest of us are to up here answer. The debate on Fox Business with a commanding lead in the polls, Trump skipped the affair. He was at a non -union auto parts house in Detroit lamenting electric vehicles. I don't get why Ford and GM, why these car makers aren't fighting for, to make cars that are going to sell, to make cars going that are to be able to go on long distances. The federal judge on Trump's Washington DC election interference case rejected a request to recuse herself from the case. The Senate's bipartisan short -term measure to the keep government running probably won't be brought up by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy during a fundraiser in San Francisco. President Biden says McCarthy is choosing between his speakership and American interest. Richard Kansu, ABC News. Newsradio 1000, FM 9077. Stay connected, stay informed. I'm Kelly Blier and here are the top local stories. A key vote gives hope to people in Washington's cannabis industry that banks
Monitor Show 18:00 09-27-2023 18:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. I'm standing in my lane. I'm not trying to be funny here. It's only Wednesday -loving. All right, that'll do it for Tim and me. Have a great and safe evening, everybody. Don't go anywhere. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Thursday, September 28th in Hong Kong, Wednesday, September 27th in New York. And coming up today... Shares in microns slide after the company forecast a loss that is steeper than expected. Citadel plans to push back against the SEC's probe on WhatsApp. And Japan and the U .S. warn of China -backed hackers targeting both American and Japanese companies. GOP now says government shutdown is about the border. Senate will work on passing a resolution to stop the shutdown. GOP debate tonight, and the giant pandas are going back to China. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Manchester City is eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Newcastle United. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. Hi everybody, on this Thursday morning here in Hong Kong...
Fresh update on "san francisco" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Homeless population. Jennifer Friedenbach, the executive director of the Coalition of homelessness is one of the people working tirelessly to find Anthony and others long term shelter. Clearly the politics on your mind every day. Yeah, I mean, this is a manufactured issue homelessness. It was created by a lack of investment. Many across the state say they're frustrated with the growing encampments in their cities. It looks like a junkyard on our block and it's just not safe. It's appalling. It's absolutely appalling. It's not safe. It's unsanitary. Over the summer, President Biden announcing an extra $3 billion in investment. But on the campaign trail, GOP presidential hopefuls have used a homeless crisis to slam Democratic leadership. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump investing in ads targeting California voters. No wonder why we've had so many people move from San Francisco to Florida over the last few years. We will ban urban shopping. Violators of these bans will
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
Fresh update on "san francisco" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Daily more stimulus coming the paper says that China is expected to step up its pro -growth efforts via monetary policy tools and will issue more loans in the fourth quarter and also the Hong Kong financial secretary Paul Chan has hinted that property curbs here have seen their day Chan reportedly telling the South China Morning Post property market is different now than it was when the government introduced these curbs way back in 2010 Dalian 149 .53 yield on the tenured US Treasury 4 0 and % that is check of markets let's get to Ed Baxter in San Francisco all right thank you very much Brian the GOP debate is ongoing right now at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley the expressed intention of the moderators was
A highlight from YSA Leaders in the Church
"As many of you know, we recently published three episodes from the new podcast called At the Table. This is produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints, and I had the privilege to help with this project as a consultant. After publishing the recent podcast on Leading Saints, those working at the church on this project were so impressed by the results and the feedback from the audience that they asked if we could share more episodes. So for the next three episodes of the Leading Saints podcast, we will feature the three remaining episodes for the first season of the At the Table podcast. Enjoy! And don't forget to send your feedback by taking the survey for each individual episode, which we will link in the show notes. Welcome to the At the Table podcast, a production of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints. On this podcast, we aim to explore how church leaders can more effectively understand and utilize the voices of young single adults in their words and stakes. You'll hear from experienced church leaders and young single adults about best practices, inspiring stories, and encouraging methods to help us all follow Jesus Christ together. My name is Kami Castrijon. I'm originally from Colombia. I was born and raised there, and I moved to the United States when I was 16. I moved to the big city of New York, and that's where I joined the church. And then soon after, I served my mission in Riverside, California. Then after my mission, I moved to Utah, and I've been here ever since. I love dancing, especially salsa, hiking, baking, and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing podcast, At the Table. I'm Jared Pearson, and I have the pleasure to be a co -host on the At the Table podcast. I'm currently in Provo, Utah, but I was born and raised in Livermore, California, right outside San Francisco, California. I ended up serving my mission in New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Manchester Mission, and some of my favorite things are playing pickleball, tennis, or staying inside playing some board games or reading books as well. And I'm just really excited to be part of this.
How Pinole Is Thinking Outside the Box for Economic Development
"I do a lot of economic development consulting, helping a number of cities, a number of business improvement districts grow, and a lot of the conversation around business attraction is, how do we help a city sort of make the permit process easier? It's still got to be there, you still got to conform to certain regulations, but I'll give you an example. Last week in the paper, Vacaville attracted a new science business, and their city manager was in the paper and said, we will have everything permanent and approved within 90 days, and we will bring in the utilities and the water and the sewer to help them start their process. Knowing that PG &E and I forget which is their sewer company, they can't move that fast as 90 days, but at least starting the conversation and getting the city's approval done. And I was like, that's why they're landing the larger life science company that's going to deploy 10 ,000 people. So I'm a big advocate for embracing new technology, embracing that change. And another thought that I had on what you said, I was talking to a community development director in a mid -sized city along 880 yesterday, and he said, there's a lot of people in their town that distrust government, but they have some entrepreneurs who have great ideas, some small business owners that could expand and could benefit. And we talked a lot about how to outreach to them. And I said, you got to go to who do they trust? They do trust somebody unless they're a hermit. It might be at their church. It might be, you know, which might be in Chinese or Vietnamese or in Spanish, as well as in English. It's getting in front of who do they trust and using them as a middle partner to provide those resources. And that's not easy for government to do, especially at a time when a lot of cities are short -staffed. I like that you're at least thinking about that in panel on both of those issues, fast -tracking permits or automating systems, as well as doing that community outreach to a diverse town. Well, we're thinking about that, we being the councils that I've served on since 2018, a bit with a bit more attention to that, given that we may come from different backgrounds, not necessarily economic development ourselves. And so we rely, at least I know that I rely on the expertise of the staff, as few of them as there may be, who are there full time to bring to us as council members the current best practices, if you will, or within the trends in economic development relative to cities our size. And not only as they exist here in the Bay Area, but throughout the country, throughout the world, you know, we're not unique necessarily. We'd like to believe in some regards we are, but we're not unique when it comes to environmental issues, psychosocial issues, political issues necessarily. And so borrowing from the good lessons learned from others and doing as best as we can, given our circumstances is one approach. And also even admitting to, and I was having this conversation with someone recently, admitting to the fact that some approaches have not worked and revisiting those and being willing to do that and to discuss the possibility of seeing something in a different light. You know, getting back to the size that we are and how we're a relatively small city with the population that covers around 19 ,000 and with population increases in the next 10 years or so, not being regarded as high. And then after that, really just on a moderate level compared to other parts of the East Bay and our neighbors, San Francisco, is that we have been pretty much built out. So the constraint then is also what available land space we have. And in my opinion, my interest is absolutely necessary to balance what gets developed, whether it's commercial or housing development, with the natural amenities that exist. And it gets back to what is quality of life. And there may be different perspectives about that, but overall, and I think since we have experienced the pandemic, we have generally gotten a greater appreciation for the importance of having available to anyone. And that means public space, not private areas, but public space where families and anyone, the bodies of babies, can access and enjoy. We're fortunate that East Bay Park District is a neighbor to us and a partner to us in maintaining those open spaces. And we can avail ourselves of those and can know their number of walking trails. And I'm pleased and so happy to know that we have a creek, a watershed, that traverses the town for about 10 miles. So it's beyond the land, the land size of Pinellas, about five miles. And that creek gives character, as well as life, to the town.
Monitor Show 18:00 09-26-2023 18:00
"When professional soccer player Marcus Rashford injured his shoulder, he turned to Resle's virtual reality training program to help him maintain his skills and return to the field with confidence. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. They're great people. They're great people. They are. Yeah, they are. We are. We are. You are, and you too. You too, Johnny. Well, I don't know about that. Alright, that's gonna do it for Tim and me, and for John. Well, Tucker, coming up, Daybreak Asia starts right now. Over monopolized online marketplace services. Open AI is said to be in talks for a potential share sale with a valuation of 90 billion dollars. Alibaba's logistics arm, Sino, files for a Hong Kong IPO. Biden at UAW rally. Judge says Trump liable for overstating his worth. South Korea U .S. warned Kim Jong Un about the use of nukes. The Senate starts work on preventing a government shutdown. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Manchester United dominates in the World Cup, while Barcelona struggles in La Liga. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York. Bloomberg 1991 Washington DC. Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston. Bloomberg 960 San Francisco. Sirius XM 119. And around the world on Bloombergradio .com and via the Bloomberg Business app.
Monitor Show 06:00 09-26-2023 06:00
"With ForgeFX's virtual training program, Zoe Hoecker can practice welding anytime, anywhere, through the Tulsa Welding School. As a result, he's able to up -level his skills and advance his career as a welder. Learn more at meta .com slash Metaverse Impact. For more information on the future of law, visit BloombergLaw .com. Up next, we'll get the latest on Senate efforts to avoid a government shutdown, plus President Biden plans to head to the auto worker picket line. Hour two of Bloomberg Daybreak starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for Tuesday, September 26th. Coming up today, the Senate looks to avoid a government shutdown with a bipartisan deal. President Biden heads to Michigan to stand alongside striking auto workers. Jamie Dimon and David Solomon speak about rising interest rates. And a top Fed official expects one more hike this year. A third arrest in connection with the fentanyl death of a toddler at a New York City daycare, plus Senator Menendez remains defiant against corruption charges. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashauer in sports. The Jets sticking with Zach Wilson. Monday night wins for the Eagles and Bengals. The Yankees won their home finale. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App.
Dr. Robert Lustig Exposes Truth Behind Sugar and Obesity
"Dr. Robert Lustig is professor emeritus of pediatrics, division of endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He specializes in the field of neuroendocrinology with an emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. His research in clinical practice has focused on childhood obesity and diabetes. Dr. Lustig holds a bachelor's in science degree from MIT, a doctorate in medicine from Cornell Medical College and a master's of studies in law from UC Hastings College of Law. Dr. Lustig has fostered a global discussion of metabolic health and nutrition exposing some of the leading myths that underlie the current pandemic of diet -related disease. He believes the food business by pushing processed food loaded with sugar has hacked our bodies and minds to pursue pleasure instead of happiness, fostering today's epidemics of addiction and depression. By focusing on real food, we can beat the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity and disease. And you wrote a couple of books. One is Fat Chance and it's a New York Times and the bestsellers list and the latest one Metabolical, I have read and formed my questions and I have a lot of quotes for you and ask you to address them. Actually it's not really a... You might you might also mention the third book and the reason is because we're talking about addiction and I wrote a book that's pretty much all about addiction and depression and that is The Hacking of the American Mind which really is about diet and mental health and so this is a book that your audience may very much appreciate. Good, wonderful and I would love to have you back and maybe talk about that one and Fat Chance. So yeah we'd love to have you back. I know Esther would agree. You explain that the book Metabolic, it's not really a word Metabolical but but it's a combination of Metabolic and Diabolical and what is going on is Metabolical. Your YouTube video, Sugar the Bitter Truth, has gone viral with over 24 million views and this is the truth. This is, these are the studies that back it up. I'm a believer. We're gonna talk about big food, big pharma, medical industry and the government which are all contributing to this and I told Esther when we decided who to invite I said I want to invite Rob. I've followed you, I've listened to your your videos, you're brilliant and you're bold. You speak the truth and which is based on science and data. Yeah let's start by talking about your work and why you decided to write this book. First of all, you know I didn't come at this with an agenda. I'm a pediatric neuroendocrinologist. I started out taking care of kids with brain tumors and it turns out that a lot of kids with brain tumors become massively obese and I had to deal with the obesity. As I researched that phenomenon which is called hypothalamic obesity, I realized that the same physiology that was causing patients these obesity was actually important in general obesity not related to brain tumors. The hormone insulin, okay, is you know the diabetes hormone. Everybody knows that you know you have to take insulin if you have diabetes to lower your blood sugar. Well where does the blood sugar go with because of the insulin? The answer is it goes to your fat. Insulin is the energy storage hormone and we started realizing that pretty much everybody with obesity had an insulin problem and actually those with the highest insulin problems also had all of these other diseases like for instance polycystic ovarian disease, fatty liver disease, cancer, dementia, gout, hypertension. It turned out we realized that insulin was the bad guy in the story and so then the question was what makes insulin go up in people that don't have brain tumors and the answer was sugar and so you know that's how I got into this and you know basically I've been trying to explain you know the vicissitudes of the American diet you know to the public ever since and explaining that you know there is no pill for this. You know the only way to get insulin down is get rid of the refined carbohydrate and sugar.
A highlight from 117: Part 2: Charles Lutz Takes on Unpopular Causes from Vietnam to DEA to TSA
"Did you ever get any chatter that he was still alive, you know, anywhere? Well we, we, we looked for him. I had information he was actually a fled to Irania Perthet, which is a town on the Cambodian border in Thailand. And so I actually wanted investigative assistance and I went up there and spent a couple of days at a picture of Sukhri and checked out all the bars and massage parlors and whatever, see if we could find him. And, and we never did. But the other case I was going to mention, I think you might find interesting, is while I was doing this undercover thing with Sukhri, the agent who was handling the Herman Jackson, Ike Atkinson case in Bangkok, which is a group of, of retired military NCA, NCOs that were, had been smuggling heroin back to the States. That agent was transferred back to the States. And then in those days, every case had to have an agent assigned to it, if only to write status reports. So my boss, Paul Brown, dumped this Atkinson case on me and I thought, oh man, what, I got enough to do. But it actually turned out to be a blessing because I, I, I guess after a few days, got a call from San Francisco from an agent, Lionel Stewart, and there had been a couple of, of guys in, arrested in Japan, military, US Army guys, and they, one of them flipped and identified his source of supply as the bartender at a bar owned in Bangkok by this Herman Jackson. So I thought, wow, you know, maybe, maybe we can make something in this case after all. Long story short, Lionel came over and we made, he actually made an undercover purchase of heroin from the source of supply. We, we got him to San Francisco where he was arrested and he ended up, I mean, it's a long story, but we ended up being able to, with some of the evidence we got through that case, we were able to prosecute Atkinson in North Carolina. You gotta, you gotta understand, Morgan, this guy's talking about Lionel Stewart. So when I get to Miami and Charles here is the ASAC, we had two associate SACs and one of them was Lionel Stewart. This guy was a shuckin' and jivin' character. I mean, he was hilarious, black gentleman, would not cut anybody's slack. He, you know, he called a spade a spade and he did it to your face, he did it behind your back, but he was hilarious. I mean, he would just entertain. You could see how the guy could work undercover. I mean, he could sell ice to an Eskimo, you know, that kind of attitude. Yeah. Well, in my book, I call him the professor of undercover science. There you go. That's a good title.
A highlight from AI Revolution: Economics, Scaling, and Product
"Look, this is the beginning of something amazing because there's no limit. This is right now an inflection point where we're sort of, you know, redefining how we interact with digital information. These are the fastest -growing open source projects. These are the fastest -growing products of some of the fastest -growing companies we've seen in the history of the industry. We for a long time really focused on building our own infrastructure. We have hundreds of thousands of servers. He said, well, I think we can get by with like 500. I said, okay, I think we can find 500K somewhere. And I remember you deadpan saying, dude, I'm talking about $500 million. The internet was the dawn of universally accessible information, and we're now entering the dawn of universally accessible intelligence. The AI revolution is here, but as we collectively try to navigate this game -changing technology, there are still many questions that even the top builders in the world are grappling to answer. And that is why A16Z recently brought together some of the most influential founders from open AI, Anthropic, Character AI, Roblox, and more to an exclusive event called AI Revolution in San Francisco recently. And in today's episode, we share the most important themes from this event, starting with the economics of AI, but we also touch on broad versus specialized models and which ultimately may win, the importance of UX, and also whether we can expect scaling laws to continue. By the way, several founders comment on what they're seeing there, including Noam Shazir, lead author of the preeminent Transformer paper from back in 2017. Now I won't delay us any longer other than saying we've got a lot more coverage of this event coming, including how AI is disrupting everything from games to design, how two important waves in machine learning and genomics are colliding, and what we can expect from the enterprise. But in the meantime, if you would like to listen to all the talks in full today, you can head on over to a16z .com slash airevolution. As a reminder, the content here is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, business, tax, or investment advice, or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any a16z fund. Please note that a16z and its affiliates may also maintain investments in the companies discussed in this podcast. For more details, including a link to our investments, please see a16z .com slash disclosures.
Monitor Show 18:00 09-24-2023 18:00
"Today, ophthalmologists can get countless hours to practice their surgical skills before operating on real patients, thanks to fundamental VR and Orbis' Metaverse training platform. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. Good morning at 5 a .m. Wall Street time for the latest on markets overseas and the news you need to start your day. I'm Tom Busby. Stay with us. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. The big three can emerge as winners. Hollywood studios and screenwriters are close to resolving a dispute over a contract renewal. Apple may be scaling up its India production by more than five fold over the next five years. New Biden polling on the economy is dismal. China warning military personnel about being careful with whom they associate. Russian foreign minister to visit North Korea. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. Arsenal and Tottenham played to a draw in the North London derby. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119 and around the world on Bloombergradio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. Hi everybody, good morning on this Monday morning.
Monitor Show 05:00 09-22-2023 05:00
"Investment Advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Including Bloomberg surveillance, Bloomberg Daybreak, Masters in Business, and Bloomberg Business Week are also available as podcasts. Listen today on Apple, Spotify, the Bloomberg Business app, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Lawmakers fail to make progress on talks as a U .S. government shutdown looms. Auto workers are set to ramp up their strike in Detroit. And Microsoft clears a major hurdle as it aims to acquire Activision Blizzard. It's believed a faulty tire caused a deadly bus crash in New York State, plus Ukrainian President Zelensky visits the White House. I'm Michael Barr, more ahead. I'm John Stasch here in Swartz, the giant beaten soundly by the 49ers, a loss for the Mets, a win for Garret Cole and the Yankees. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak, on Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM 119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business app. Good morning. I'm Nathan Hager. And I'm Taryn Moscow, and U .S. stock index futures are higher this morning. S &P futures up about two -tenths of an inch.
A highlight from 1262. Anti-CBDC Bill Vote! | 27 to 20 Stablecoins vs CBDCs
"You do not want to miss this one, we're going to be breaking down the CBDC vote that happened yesterday in DC. Also taking a look at a number of clips that'll give you some alignment as to what the future of CBDCs here in the United States might look like. We're going to break all that down for you. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Bearer, welcome back into Tech Path. Before we get started, I want to thank our sponsor, that's Tangem. And this is all about self -custody. When you think about CBDCs, you got to think about self -custody. Check out tangem .com, you can learn a little bit more about their wallet. They do slim as a bank card, secure as a bank vault, store, buy, earn, transfer, and swap thousands of coins and tokens. If you want to use their card, you can do so with two different types. You can get the classic wallet, or you can get this new Tangem wallet that is a new type of card that's going to give you optional seed phrases. You can order these in three -card packs, so it's very easy. I would suggest doing that, spend a little bit extra for that. Use our discount code to help kind of soften the blow there. But it's a great value, check it out, we'll leave a link down below, it does help the channel out. Let's get into a couple of the things that happened yesterday. The two I want to focus on are these right here. The Power of the Mint Act, and then also the CBDC Anti -Surveillance State Act. These were the two that were focused on primarily. And I want to go to an intro clip real quick to give you kind of a framework of how this all started there in D .C. Listen in. Today we'll consider a slate of legislation to bolster our national security, protect Americans' financial privacy, and shield our financial system from the risks associated with the potential central bank digital currency, or CBDC. Unlike decentralized cryptocurrencies, a central bank digital currency is a digital form of sovereign currency that is designed and issued by a government and transacts on a digital ledger that is controlled by that government. If not designed to emulate cash, could give the federal government the ability to surveil and restrict Americans' transactions. This is not just alarming, it's downright un -American. We've already seen examples of governments weaponizing their financial system against their citizens in China. We need to counter China by being the best version of ourselves. This bill expresses that sentiment that, yes, we're going to innovate and we're going to lead on blockchain and we're going to lead on digital assets, but we're going to do so the American way. And the way we do that is decentralized. We don't do this by centralizing it in a central bank. We can achieve the innovation potential of blockchain and the immediacy of payments and the frictionless payments future with what we did in July. And that is to create a regulatory framework for stablecoin. All right, so there's some fire in the belly of the lawmakers. I like what I'm hearing so far. This sounds pretty good. But we get into more. And remember, there's always a bad guy. So let's go, maybe girl, we'll go to the next clip with Maxine Waters. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Unfortunately, Republicans are marking up one bill that is not bipartisan. We do know that 130 countries around the world are racing to develop and implement a CBDC. What will happen if CBDCs issued by other central banks gain traction as a preferred method of payment in international trade transactions? Are we comfortable allowing the Chinese yuan or currencies from other countries to overtake the U .S. dollar as a principal global reserve currency? Republicans are making baseless attacks against the CBDC that does not even exist. So with that, I yield back the balance of my time. All right, so Maxine in rare form, I shouldn't say rare, normal form with her. She's, of course, for the idea of CBDCs. The other thing, a lot of what she said could be applied to stablecoins. And what we're seeing around the world, this is the first time I think we are chasing other governments who are actually trying to suppress their citizens. I would kind of be in a position or the camp of not going that direction. I like what I'm hearing so far. But let's go into our next clip. This is going to be Mr. Sherman listening. And allowing the Federal Reserve to continue doing what they're doing, literally recruiting and hiring people in the San Francisco Fed office to build a central bank digital currency is the financial equivalent of allowing the empire from Star Wars to build the Death Star so long as they promise not to turn it on. I'm struck by the hypocrisy of the advocates of cryptocurrency. They come in and they say cryptocurrency is wonderful because it's digital and it's high tech and it's innovative. And then they propose a bill which, in the words of the ranking member, is an anti -innovation bill. And they describe the U .S. government as Darth Vader. They describe any attempt to enforce American laws as the action of Darth Vader in the empire. As Sam Bankman -Fried has demonstrated, crypto is perfect for hiding from your creditors. And while his body may be in jail, his money cannot be found. I yield back. General McNeil's back. Thank you. I just have some, you know, obviously I'm opposed to this bill, but I just want to know what I'm arguing against. All right. You can't make this stuff. What am I going against? I don't even know what I'm going against. All right. Well, the point is, is that Sherman's usually in that kind of position. Anti -innovation. I thought that was a rare little piece right there. Both these guys are going to go against anything that I think the Republicans or even to a certain extent, the bipartisan Capitol Hill lawmakers will go when it comes to crypto or anything that is even related to blockchain. Let's get into our next clip. This goes into a little bit more about the unbanked. Listen in. And the idea that this is somehow going to help the unbanked is insane. Because when you ask the unbanked, why are you unbanked? A lot of it is because of surveillance capitalism. A permissionless system would be something more similar to Bitcoin. You could digitize it. And frankly, that's why a lot of people have been drawn in the unbanked and underbanked community to crypto currencies like Bitcoin. I think one of the speakers for this bill said that people aren't banked because they oppose the quote surveillance state. People aren't banked because they don't have any money. It's amazing. The people who aren't banked are the people who don't have any money. I'd be willing to support this bill if it also ended crypto. Well, that's an interesting statement there. When you go to the FDIC site, this is the 2021 FDIC national survey of unbanked and underbanked households. Look at some of the data here on this. An estimated four and a half percent of U .S. household, approximately 5 .9 million were unbanked. This is 2021. OK, likelihood of this is much greater. Remember, we have a lot of immigrants in our country that in many cases also are coming from countries who they've seen their banking system maybe not work out so well for them. And they are very, very skeptical because of that. Some don't have enough money to meet minimum balance requirements, as cited, but around 21 percent. But most don't trust banks. This was the second most cited main reason for not having an account. Avoiding a bank gives more privacy was the third most cited main reason, 8 .4 percent. Further into the report, this was a piece right here. Who are the unbanked and underbanked breaking this out? Most is distrust of banks, inconvenient locations, high bank account fees, needed products and services are not offered by banks, poor credit history, you know, check system, etc. Typical challenges I think a lot of people in the unbanked sector face. Let's go to our next clip. I think this is a good one right here. This gets into the privacy side of things. I think there's what 2000 stable coins that are out there right now. None of them, none of them protects the security of American citizens privacy. And when an American citizen puts all their information out in the private sector and it's available to 200 different retailers and banks and and other governments, there is no expectation of privacy. That's our problem here. Some of my colleagues gloss over the fact the whole reason they're collecting the data in the first place is the government makes them collect it. Frankly, if you don't agree to spy on your customers, you don't get to operate a bank in the United States. You don't get to operate a money service business in the United States, essentially get permission from the government to act as a financial services institution. So long as you spy on your customers. About million 350 pieces of evidence sitting over at the Treasury on private sector activity, these giant, enormous government databases, which have been hacked, both the IRS and others, Office of Personnel Management and others do present tremendous targeting by bad actors. You know, this is really where it gets into the destruction of personal privacy. And this is the problem that we do face in our society. Some of the countries that are already down this slippery slope, countries like China, as an example, right here, China's central bank digital currency. This is the digital ID to deduct fines instantly from your digital wallet if you're caught for speeding or jaywalking by a surveillance system. So right there, this kind of shows the actual crime of jaywalking now portrayed on basically a bulletin board in front of everyone. And then, of course, automatically deducted. These are the kind of invasion capabilities. Talk about, you know, search and seizure. This is going to be able to break down the walls of search and seizure and do things within our own economies and within our own society that we would never dream of, especially around the Constitution. This is China right here. Super SIM cards now featuring new digital yuan functions is this super SIM card right here. It's going to function as a digital yuan wallet, smart card and I .D. cards as the nation's CBDC pilot continues. So this is going on to phones and will make its way into a position where you can no longer utilize because you have digital wallet. Now your wallet and you're going to be able to use this in a way in which you go to a grocery store, you go to any retailer and you use that as a payment for form. And that's where they can lock it down. And that's exactly what I think these lawmakers are fighting against. Let's go to our next clip. This will continue to show you a little bit more about this slippery slope of privacy. Look at my uncle and my cousin helped me get a cell phone that is linked to a Chinese bank card so that I could buy anything pleasing and I have to pass facial recognition identity verification, which is insane, because all I want to do is just spend my gift card balance on this debit.
A highlight from The Chopping Block: Will Warren of 0x on Its Settlement With the CFTC - Ep. 546
"I think basically been no agency that has offered really complete clarity about how crypto ought to be regulated. And it's not as though this is an impossible task. If you look around the world at other first world countries that have robust regulatory regimes, there's a lot of clarity in different places, which shows that it can be done. Not a dividend, it's a tale of two quants. Now, your losses are on someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, aircrafts are kind of pointless anyways. I'm in the trading firms who are very involved. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello everybody, welcome to The Chopping Block. Every couple of weeks, we get together and give the industry insiders perspective on the crypto topics of the day. This week, we're running a little bit short. I think it's actually, because it's conference season, people are getting sick. You might be able to hear, my voice is a little bit sickly right now. So we've got a skeleton crew today, but we've got a very interesting guest that's gonna keep things very lively. So quick intro is first we've got Tom, the DeFi Maven and Master of Memes. Joining us, special guests, we have Will Warren, Lord of Liquidity at 0x Labs. And you've got myself, I'm a see the head hype man at Dragonfly. So we are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. So Will, it's great to have you on the show. For those of you who don't know, Tom and Will actually have, there's a lot of backstory here in the relationship between Matcha, the 0x settlement that we're gonna be talking about today. And Tom, Tom, do you want to go into that a little bit? What the origin story is here? I feel like that sounded somewhat nefarious or something like that. I know there's a whole backstory. It might be. I was an early employee at 0x and I was a product lead there for two years, worked on two different versions of the protocol and worked on the aggregator product, which turned into 0x API and later Matcha. So Will and I have known each other for a while. We are actually just catching up about some of the 0x mafia and the other 0x employees who are now doing cool stuff in crypto. So I'm excited to have him on today. So actually, Will, why don't you quickly explain what is 0x for those people who are sort of coming in, who only really know NFTs or whatever it is, who are not from the 2017 era. Explain to us what is 0x. Yeah, absolutely. So 0x is a protocol for exchanging ERC -20 tokens in a peer -to -peer way. It was one of the kind of first systems designed on top of Ethereum where there was kind of an off -chain component and an on -chain component. 0x protocol specifically specifies in order format or swapping one ERC -20 token for another and all of the kind of parameters associated with that trade. And this order can then be ingested within a Spark contract on the Ethereum blockchain to settle a trade atomically between two parties. Got it. And tell us as well about Matcha and how that fits into the suite of products under 0x. Yeah, absolutely. So a lot has changed over the years. So yeah, we've been around for seven years at this point. My co -founder Amir and I started working on 0x back in late 2016. And in the early years, and this was a really exciting time, this was when Tom was leading product, we were really focused on building a protocol. So an open protocol that anyone can build on top of, anyone can create their own ERC -20 token marketplace on top of the protocol, build like a front -end user experience on top of it. And over the years, we got closer and closer to end users and building the things that they need. And we started shifting our focus from building this unopinionated piece of public infrastructure for swapping tokens to also building a hosted service on top of it called 0xSwapAPI. And the swap API is basically giving developers exactly what they wanted and needed. They wanted to focus on building their consumer product. They wanted a simple way to support swapping between different assets within that product. And they didn't want to have to deal with smart contracts and all the complexity that comes with it. So our swap API is just a way to very easily kind of plug in an API that kind of looks and behaves similar to others they've worked with in the past, developers have worked with in the past, and it aggregates liquidity across a hundred different decentralized exchanges, most of them probably familiar with. And ultimately, as we kind of worked our way up the stack and got closer and closer to the end user, we started building Matcha, which is a consumer product and a front -end interface at matcha .xyz. And this is essentially a front -end that sits on top of our APIs. And you can think of it as like a search engine for tokens and liquidity. So it's a DEX aggregator. I think people who are familiar with one inch or I guess Uniswap X soon to be also a DEX aggregator of some kind. It's funny, actually, when I first got into crypto and when I first came into space full time in 2017, the first meetup I ever went to was an SF meetup. I think it was like off meetup .com, but it was like, literally, I just like Googled crypto meetups in San Francisco. It was a presentation by 0x. And I remember there was this big, I think it was you, and there was a slide deck that was like, everything is gonna be tokenized. And in the future, there's gonna be a billion tokens and a laundromat's gonna have a token and this country's gonna have a token. And I was like, wow, we're fucking going places. This industry is amazing. And it was a very different time, obviously. There was a degree of bullishness that has waxed and waned over time with respect to the tokenization story.
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A highlight from Ep.118 - Rewind to 1967: The Year That Changed Music Forever
"Well here we are episode 118 I think I think I forgot to list a few this might be like episode 120 or 121 I don't know I guess that's a good thing when you do so many you lose count anyway on this episode we're gonna be talking about the year in music 1967 and as usual I have the wrecking two in the house Mark Smith and Lou Colicchio of the music relish show very interesting yeah a lot happened sit back relax it's gonna be another two and a half hour podcast but we love it enjoy the show the KLFB studio presents milk rate and turntables a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean now let's talk music enjoy the show yes let's talk music thank you Amanda for that wonderful introduction as usual welcome back my friends to the show that never ends welcome to the podcast you know the name I'm not gonna say it was streaming live right now over Facebook YouTube X formerly known as Twitter twitch D live and again I always I don't know how many other things and this podcast will be heard on every podcast platform yeah yeah 1967 so it was quite a year think you're in for a little little ride tonight yeah and you know who wasn't born in night oh he was three in 1967 marksmen from the music relish show good evening I was two years from being on this earth so you weren't even really thought of no you thought of it 67 think of that think of that yeah you weren't even thought of you weren't even like a sparkle in as they say in your father's eye there might have been the beginning of a sparkle who knows so let me see I'm looking at my is my screen still fuzzy on my end but I'm not even seeing it on YouTube right now I'm seeing it's live but I just got the image of the vinyl really yeah what the hell wait wait wait wait yeah no it's on it's on I see it I see it but my screen looks fuzzy right yeah that's how I'm seeing you from my end yeah what the hell let me check something here hold on okay let's do a little in show my you know that smooth little March of colors next to you when you open up the show yeah happy it's all like gone really weird I'm looking at this right let's go back to this see what happens I'm supposed to be in 1080 and I'm looking at it right now now you're sharp you just got sharp it goes back and forth it's a strange see like hearing yourself huh I guess I don't know what do a refresh here I'm playing it right Tom Benwald says it looks good patty says it's blurry that was in the beginning and it looks like it's sharp now so it goes back and forth you're starting to get blurry again it's strange got any storms down there no this this would this will drive me crazy now this is it's not supposed to be like this come on it's like a Grateful Dead show warts and all rice we're talking about 1967 there's no digital so it was still waiting for Luda come on so you know I'm going to do I hate doing this but I'm going to do it to you buddy what's that no don't cut me I'm not cutting you I'm gonna I'm gonna hit a refresh which might take me off the screen so the show is yours for about I don't know 60 seconds let's see what happens here let's see reload I'm gonna reload it so I'm going off the screen I guess it's time to advertise the music roll show with my friend Perry and my friend Lou we discuss opera we have fun how am I now you look better look yeah yeah looks better yep and I just advertised my podcast is that the opera I'll pay you I'll give you the money later on then I lose my this is like okay here we go you look better though all right good yeah good you know me I the technical stuff drives me crazy especially you know it's not only sound it has to be oh it's this is a live stream so it has to look yeah good and you don't want to drop out in the middle of the show no like me and Lou do once in a while race right let's see is the chat working let's see now I'm not seeing any I'm not seeing any comments so let me try this well sorry for the podcast listeners but I gotta get this shit right hey it's okay I should be seeing I should be seeing comments because people have already made three comments you over here maybe they're bored and they don't want to comment anymore no it's there it should be showing up on my screen over here right we know that my boss you busting balls only Bono does that let's see public so it should be getting huh this is crazy seven minutes in and I'm here we haven't done anything yet let me see send comment test I just sent a text to message I see I see you as I see mine okay good we're good we're good let me switch over to my other account and do the same thing I just want to make sure yes just our audience is bored they don't want to comment actually this is all Lou's fault yeah yeah always the you know I would probably lost the other comments is because I rebooted so hmm all right well you know what we're gonna start without Lou right as I say that as I say that does he have what does he what do you let's get the full screen nose is that why you were late you had to clean your nose and he's back in Paris again you brown nose er I've been a bad dog my laptop and he's back in pair you left here in Paris you must have left it back in the United States I did I left on the plane how you doing Lou I'm doing alright how are you guys doing well I just had a little technical difficulty and we blamed you because you weren't here so you left me alone and I had to talk opera with myself talked opera yeah rigoletto did you talk about rigoletto this time I'm just really boring you know I'm like all right this is why this is a two and a half hour podcast some of us have to work tomorrow all right here we go let's jump right into 1967 musical events in 1967 and the year kicks off right away with a bomb a bomb on January 4th the doors release can arguably one of the greatest debut records ever arguably if you had a top 25 greatest debut that albums would have to be in the top 10 it would have to be yeah you know if you had a top 50 that would have to be in the top 10 right even if you don't like them you have to say that was so ahead of its time oh it's so different nothing out there was like the needle and all you hear it kicks I mean fucking what a way to start an album it's a heavy song it with a bossa nova beat yeah I mean that's pretty clever yeah 67 so you know bossa nova was pretty hip again John Densmore over underrated underrated underappreciated I think you are you are so correct you know never gets the the the consideration that I I don't know you can't put him in greatest of all time but could he be okay if there's a top there's a top 25 drummer top 25 drummers is he in it good question and in rock we'll just say in rock I think he could be I could see him making so I don't know if he's a universal pick but I could see him on some list I mean he's something you'd have to think about like you said like it doesn't get noticed so much you know yeah yeah or it I mean although his drumming wasn't shy I mean he's jazzy as hell I heard um writers on the storm yesterday and his adjustment playing is great in his adjustments during the shows just for that yeah yeah the unpredictability of you know how the how the song was gonna go right because they could rehearse it all they want once Morrison got into that zone well in the drama keeps the beat right yeah yeah the drummer has to stay up with that yeah and played to the clown so to speak right you know and my my problem is if some of the clowns don't have the beat you know at one point they've got to give in like I said Morrison or even Dylan they'll set the tone but they've got to be steady themselves you know it's yeah otherwise it's just erratic but you know yeah guy like Dan's more I mean I had skill I had a lot of a lot of technical ability right feel yes cool so obviously his drums always sounded good yeah on the earlier on the other records even you know three years worth of music whatever I guess I would be who produced some Jack Holtzman was the producer did a good job Jekyll or now wait so no what was it Paul Rothchild yes yes yes I'm sorry Holtzman was he on the record company yeah yeah was that it was that chrysalis or chrysalis I think or just like yes that's a lecture a lecture weren't they on chrysalis though also I thought they were yeah maybe maybe chrysalis was a subsidiary but uh yeah Jack Holtzman's son is Adam Holtzman he's a keyboardist right now he plays with here we go Stephen Wilson but he does a little blog on Facebook and he talks about growing up and he was like six years old and his father brought him to a club to see the tour Wow at six years old he just talks about like yeah it's a great little blog Wow all right and four days later on January 8th Elvis Presley turned 32 on January 14th the human be in right the human be e -i -n human being takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park polo fields with spoken words from Timothy Leary Allen Ginsberg Gary Snyder in others live music was provided by Jefferson Airplane the Grateful Dead Big Brother in the holding company and Quicksilver Messenger Service speeches from Jerry Rubin and others were also given at the event although it's one band there I liked yeah Quicksilver Messenger Service who was it on January 15th 1967 who is your favorite poet of all them I know you're not asking me Arthur Rimbaud who influenced Jim Morrison good answer good answer way to bring that first opening segment rough full circle we're getting better Scott we're good now you guys get a lot of good trust me I'm getting a lot of good feedback so let's keep it at that I don't want you son ask for more money and on January 15th 1967 the Rolling Stones appear on the Ed Sullivan show at Ed Sullivan's request finish it he asked them to let's spend sing let's spend some time together is that the one there you go yeah and then he told him a really big shoe I hate to do this I mean I come back on penalty box I don't say just he beat my record okay look he just got on the show after late and these are either he's stuck he's frozen put the dog nose back on where'd it go are you throw it at the camera like your headphones on January 16th 1967 the monkeys begin work on headquarters the first album to give them complete artistic and technical control over their material and it was fucking horrible fucking horrible what were they thinking they know they were thinking the egos got too big they thought they were the music well the argument can be made that you know Mike Nesmith did write different drum yeah so he could write songs but I don't think he was a pop songwriter you know headquarters and they try to be all fucking like 60 ish and shit they weren't looking for pop were they they're trying to be like more psychedelic yeah I think so there were their channel on the Beatles with those quirky little yeah with anti -grizzelles on that I don't know some weird shit I'll tell you what though I don't care about it myself but it was surely a harpsichord on it because that's what all those records had they had to have a harpsichord and I have the book this the 100 best -selling records of the 60s the monkeys got a they've had quite a few albums on there oh they do yeah they were they were but I mean I thought it was just a condensed period of the show which it probably was but it's still I mean they've got I mean most of their albums sold really well yeah yeah ah you like the show what's it is like the show I did I still like it I still love it I love that that that's so that humor is great like dumbed down brilliantly done though humor yeah way was what they were supposed to act like that yeah you know what I mean there was no like these guys are bad actors they knew exactly how to do that they pulled it off great it was campy it was great for its time it's still great to watch now yeah I do think that banana splits were a better band yeah that's I'll give you the banana splits were a kick -ass band yeah yeah kick -ass man did you see the movie recently came out it's a horror movie with the banana splits the banana splits movie it's a horror movie yeah yeah it takes place in an amusement park and they're they're robotic and in Dyson and slicing baby Dyson and slicing I have to say oh man that's yeah okay yeah Dyson and slicing it's good it's kids again campy movie but I couldn't not watch it yeah I have to say I'm sure Fleagle is a total psychopath well I'm not gonna give you any and no no no spoilers here those was it just Dyson and slicing on January 17 1967 the daily mail newspaper reports four thousand potholes in Blackburn Lancashire and Guinness air Tara Brown is killed in a car wreck these articles inspire lyrics for a day in the life a day in the life yes on January 22nd 1967 Simon and Garfunkel give live can't give a live concert at Phil harmonic Phil harmonic call in New York City some of this concert is released on October 4th 1997 on their box set old friends but most is not released until July 2002 that's some more okay January 29th mantra rock dance the quote ultimate high of the hippie era is organized at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco featuring Janis Joplin grateful dead big brother in the holding company for three Moby grape quirky that would've been interesting that's the best man that's the best as though for they're almost like the MC five kind of I think they were just kind of but they're they're a San Francisco band and beat poet once again Allen Ginsberg shows up to do his spoken word I heard he was a member of NAMBLA I wouldn't the National Association of Marlon Brando look -alikes I heard I'd someone I remember he actually he was a sponsor of NAMBLA but anyway on January 30th 1967 the Beatles shoot a promotional film for the forthcoming single strawberry fields forever at Noel Park in Seven Oaks have you seen it I have seen it I haven't seen it in a long time it's really cool yeah yeah it's kind of dark speaking of dark on February 3rd 1967 UK record producer Joe Meek murders is it his landlady and then commits suicide by shooting himself in the head in Holloway North in London it's kind of dark didn't he produce sleepwalk yes letter Telstar some early we talked we did it bit of a genius really yeah let's see February 7th Mickey Dolan's no let me stop February 6th Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolan's of the monkeys fly into London Dolan sees till death do us part on British TV and uses the term Randy's scouse grit from the program for the title of the monkeys next single release Randy's scouse grit not releasing it is an offensive term Britain's British census forced the title to be changed to alternate title and then the next day Mickey Dolan's meets Paul McCartney at his home in st.
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"san francisco" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"And I suspect you will, too, once you hear the rest of the story as Paul Harvey used to say. So according to NBC News, every black adult in San Francisco is going to get 5 million bucks. Then they're going to eliminate all of the personal debt. So let's just say that, you know, you've got $25,000 debt on your discovery card. They're gonna wipe that out. So you're not gonna have to pay that if you're a black citizen in San Francisco. They're also going to take away all of your tax obligations. On top of that, so after making every black and San Francisco a multi millionaire, they're going to guarantee an annual income of at least $97,000. That's a lot of money. $97,000. But look, you've already got $5 million in the bank, so this is just spending money. But this is where it gets interesting. They're going to be giving you that annual income for at least 250 years. So I'm assuming here that the San Francisco board of supervisors, they believe that you, black person in America, are going to be oppressed for at least the next 250 years. And I know that's hard for a lot of you to understand, especially folks like Oprah, who's worth a $1 billion, but the poor woman is oppressed, and our friend Memphis grizzly star John Moran, who's making tens of millions of dollars as a 23 year old this young man is incredibly oppressed. He's not able to get a leg up in American society. I suspect we're going to have the same issue with poor people like Denzel Washington and Chris Rock. These poor people are not able to get a leg up in this horrible, heinous racist nation we call America. But it doesn't stop there. There are also going to give every black family a home. Well, let me back up. That's not exactly true. It's going to cost you. If you are a black person in San Francisco under the plan, you would allow you would be allowed to purchase a home for one dollar. As in 60 cents, so let's go through this. The reparations, let's say that you're a 21 year old, black man living in San Francisco right now and this is finally approved. And it has unanimous support by the San Francisco board of supervisors. Every black man who is 21 years of age or older would receive $5 billion cash settlement, they'd wipe out your credit card debt, they'd wipe away your tax obligations, you'd get at least $97,000 a year in salary for not working just for having black skin. And you're gonna be able to buy a home for a buck. Now I want to show of hands here and who among you listing right now would be willing to go with me to the tanning salon so you could self identify. This is unbelievable. Now, many of you might be thinking, Todd, this is parody. This is satire. Oh, we know you starred. You love to Josh with your audience. You love to kid. Oh, you're a big kid or stars. No, I'm not kidding. Oh, this is just satire..
"san francisco" Discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
"Welcome to the Todd starring show sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com. That's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Life from the Liberty University studio in Memphis, Tennessee. It's America's favorite gun toting Bible clinging to floral American. I love this American ride stars. Well, hello, America. Welcome to the Todd starring radio program. Wow. This story folks, I really do believe this is the most important story we need to be talking about today. No, I know that we could all be blown to smithereens in World War three. But we're going to get to that in just a little while. But I want to start out the program by talking about this latest story coming out of San Francisco. Now, people, people say that San Francisco, which by the way, was a beautiful town. Beautiful city. Until the leftist took charge, and now they have poop patrols because people are literally defecating in the streets. Children can no longer go to the playgrounds because there are dirty used needles around the merry go round. It's a horrible place. But it used to be a nice place. So now San Francisco has enthusiastically endorsed a reparations plan. Now you say Todd, this is the land of fruits and nuts. Come on. Why are we talking about San Francisco? Well, the reason why we're talking about San Francisco ladies and gentlemen is because what's happening in San Francisco is already happening in other places around the nation. As a matter of fact, in Virginia right now, Richmond, Virginia, all you people listening to us on WR VA are great affiliates there. You know that there are actually armed men in the streets right now advocating for reparations or having big protests today. In Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Kate WAM or flagship radio station. Of which I happen to be the owner, very proud owner of this radio station. And Memphis, Tennessee, they are spending $5 million of COVID cash to actually study a reparations plan. So I want to share with you what San Francisco is about to do. This is not in conjunction with what California as a state is going to do. So some of you may in fact be able to double dip. If you are of the non Caucasian persuasion in San Francisco and the state of California, the Golden State. So we're talking about millions and millions of dollars that they're going to be giving every black citizen. Now here's the reporting from NBC News. They're going to be paying. This is the plan to pay every black adult $5 million cash. Now that's a pretty good deal. It's enough of a deal where I would I Todd starts. Your friendly neighborhood host. Who is pretty fly for a white guy? A man of the Caucasian persuasion. Where I Todd starnes would be willing, yes, I'm gonna admit this. I would be willing to change my name to LeBron and go directly to the nearest tanning salon. Make me as bronze as possible because I will self identify for $5 million cash..
"san francisco" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"No windows in a chair and a camera in it. You're not allowed to leave. And this one. It's a micro apartment, basically. This one had chains on this benches. And I was like, nah, that's a jail cell. Yeah. So I saw that too. There was like a target cart under a spotlight, I think. I thought that was beautiful. Yeah, it was. It's very arty. Haunting. I'm with you, lady. All right, so jumping back forward again to Minneapolis outside of Minneapolis. Is it Idina? Thank you. 1956, south Dale, 20 million bucks, the anchor store was Donaldson's and Dayton's. Right. Who can forget Donaldson's? I did. Okay. And Dayton's actually commissioned this mall to be built because they were building a new outpost in the suburbs of Minneapolis. And it wasn't just by coincidence that a diner was ten miles away from downtown Minneapolis, because again, this is 1956. So it's during the Cold War. And that's actually right outside the 8 mile blast radius of atomic bomb. Were it to be dropped out? Because of course it's what the ruskies were thinking. We're going for Minneapolis first. But they built a mall outside of the blast radius, so I guess we'll just give up. So the original idea for them all from Victor gruen was to he wanted to know how they had with these mixed use centers now. He had this idea way back then. And he wanted people to live there and kind of congregate there. And we'll get a little more to this later. But it sort of ended up just being a shopping mall to his disappointment. But he modeled it on northgate and Seattle. And sort of the big idea was that you go to these department stores because that's where people were used to, but how do you get them to these other stores? Was the big question? Right. How do you get them chopping? Oh, at the mall? Yeah, like once they're there. Because people went to department stores. So if you put a department store out in the suburbs, they'll go to the department store. They're like, oh, I thought it was supposed to take a left. Now I'm taking a right. I'm at the department store. Who cares, right? The problem is, is if you put a 110 other stores coming off of that department store, they just go to the department store and leave. Not good, right? If you're one of these other stores. So what northgate figured out and what is mind numbingly obvious, but really works is you just take this department store, put another department store, and then put the shops in between them. And then the people take a right, but they should take a left, but they're fine. The department store. Oh, there's another department store. Well, I'll just walk past this. Maybe I'll buy that. I'll buy a little bit of this. Sure, I'll take a feather boa. And then they walk into the other department store. And consumerism is saved. That's right. It was revolutionary at the time. So he built, he was commissioned at least by Dayton's department store to build this kind of advanced shopping center. They didn't call him all the time. They called the mid band shopping centers. And it's so high-tech. He actually added space for a competitor at the other end because he had this idea like how to keep people there. And I don't know how he talked daytons into it. The other day, wait, wait. Hold on a second. No, we're paying you to do this. And you want to put a competitor store in there. He's like, yeah, it'll work. Trust me. So a few minutes ago, I mentioned that introvert my uncle still texting me. Still looking for parking. Just circling the Castro at this point. So we mentioned introverted and extroverted malls previous to this were outdoor, and like we said, they were extroverted. So in other words, you walk the perimeter and the stores face the outside and they had doors on them that you would walk into if you wanted to shop. So he had this idea like, wait, let's reverse all that. Let's turn it all inside where you walk into this huge building. You got these two stores on both ends. And there are no doors. They might have a gate they lower at night, but it's just open. People will just walk through this little concourse and all the stores are wide open for everyone. It's air conditioned. It's heated, not at the same time. At appropriate times. Especially in a place like Minneapolis. Right. It's probably a nice place to go in the wintertime. Yeah, it was a big deal. Introverted them is what they're called, right? Where they look in on themselves. And they're enclosed as well. So for the first time ever, you could just walk around this beautiful place with trees and he put like a 20 foot birdcage and there were goldfish ponds and all of this stuff. And it'd be the middle of winter and you could walk around in short sleeves and be like, I live in a diner, not a Dina. The other thing he kind of nailed right out of the gate was previous to this shopping malls were usually or shopping centers are on one floor. And they were spread out over this big broad area and you had to enter from the outside and walk around the cold and it was all just one big single level. And he said, how about this? How about we stack it? Because this is ingenious everyone. Put a store on one end, put a store on the other end. You stack them on top of each other. You put escalators on both sides. You park in this side, you go into your department store, you walk down on the first level to get to the other department store, you could down the escalator, and then you walk back on the other level to get to your car, and you've seen every store. And it was genius. It was retail genius. Exactly. Pretty amazing. And again, we take this for granted now, but at the time everyone was like, huh, I never thought of that. Well, the point that we take this for granted, like all of this sounds brain dead, all of this came essentially from this one guy, the dude named Victor grew it, who was kind of like a high artsy fartsy society type from Austria who fled the Nazis in 1938 and was a self taught architect. Who just started designing them all. And he invented the mall. And he got basically everything right right out of the gate. Actually, it's really amazing. The Economist has a really great quote about him. They say that he was as if orville and Wilbur Wright invented not just manned flight, but also tray tables and duty free service. Not bad. The other thing he got right right out of the gate was low balconies. If you ever go into a mall, you know, if you're on that top floor, you can look down and say, oh, I got to go into chess king and get some parachute pants. Sure. Or if you're down on that bottom floor, you can look up and you can see I got to go to Mary go around and check out the ladies. Merry go around, man. That takes me back. There will be a bit of nostalgia peppered in here and there. Actually, I don't even think I put merry go round. I put Camelot music is what I have in my Camelot music everyone. And the joke I have was the Duran Duran kiss single. Oh my God, the single. It's like I just ate a whole bunch of member berries or something. Of what? Remember berries? I don't know. There's a whole South Park thing. Oh, okay. Yeah? Well, three other people love that joke. So more than 75,000 people, 75,000 people turned out on the grand opening day of south Dale mall. And not just local press, Life magazine, Time Magazine, New York Times, business week, newsweek. They all came out and said things like it's the splashiest center in the U.S. as a goldfish pond birds art, ten acres of stores and all under one Minnesota roof. It's a pleasure dome with parking,
"san francisco" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"So I wanted to throw a live show in there to show you what it was all about. So please, to enjoy this week's select live episode, how malls work. Welcome to stuff you should know. A production of iHeartRadio. Hey, and welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark. There's Charles W chuck Bryan. We are in beautiful San Francisco, California at the Castro theater. It's good. Thank
"san francisco" Discussed on What's the 311
"And a free spirit artistic way of life. There are so much packed in turn around the city from his bustling Chinatown to the pictures seek vineyards in the surrounding area. So when visiting San Francisco set a day, aside to recreate the magic of vintage train travel in Napa Valley, it's a wine is the America's wine cap on nap is one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in California with charming winery and tasting rooms that seem made for romance. So explore this Napa Valley wine train a train with a series of antique pull men cars to create an ambience of luxury train travel to yesteryears, once you set foot on the train the entire experiment is completely stress free from the Gourmet meal served on board to the wire taste along the way. For couples, there is nothing more romantic than you being curled up together on a sofa as you sample fine wine and watch the rolling hill with Napa Valley pass by. Now once you back in the city set aside at least one night for a date night out of the city, one of the most romantic things to do in San Francisco is hopping on a double decker bus for an even light tour of the city passing through a world famous California streets and even more famous bay bridges. Don't confuse the Golden Gate Bridge, bay bridge. The Golden Gate is one thing the babe bridge is another. It's a 500 foot tall light installation that creates an absolute beautiful image when the light simmers and bounce across the bay, most like tours and cool time to stop at the bright and colorful fishermen ride for an evening cartel or stroll along the pier. If you're if you have an extra day that you want to stay in San Francisco on your romantic honeymoon or just being romantic, planted trip to the mural world is one of the California most impressive nature national treasures and it makes an excellent honeymoon destination when you were in San Francisco. It is just north of the city, it is in a lush and seaside. Martin county across the Golden Gate Bridge, the park is home to ancient redwood trees, some of which are close to 1000 years old and Taiwan nearly 300 feet in the sky. Walking through the reserve and standing in the shadow of these giants is experienced as hard to recreate anywhere else in the country. There are 6 miles of trail, trails, available range of flat broad walk trails along the Woods to long dark trails with the lowest crowded areas of the park. So yes, everyone, San Francisco was a romantic place, so if you want to go to San Francisco, if you like to go to San Francisco for a romantic or a honeymoon, that's a place you can visit. I'm doing romantic places for couples because like I said, training last time she had asked me and other people have emailed me and asked me like, oh, do you have any more romantic places? That's a romantic place San Francisco to actually go. There's a lot of places actually in California itself that you can go for romance. One place I find very, very beautiful, but I won't say it now. I'll probably do a podcast on it..
"san francisco" Discussed on We Travel There with Lee Huffman
"Clipper card website. Okay, yeah, so you can either get it when you get there at the drug store or you can order online ahead of time that way you're ready to go as soon as you arrive. Exactly, either way. Awesome. Okay. Well, let's take a step back for a second. I am in Nashville now or people may be listening or in other parts of the country or even international, and they want to get to San Francisco. What's the best way? Because I know there's a couple of different airports that are there. What would you recommend and then how do we get around from the airport to the city? That's an interesting question because San Francisco international airport is the largest one. And it is the only airport that has an accredited museum. It has a whole staff there that puts up exhibits as you walk around the airport. So if you are stuck there for a while, you get to look at that. And the reason I say if you're stuck there is that we do get fog. And so that can delay flights. If you go across the beta Oakland, which is only about a half hour away, they don't get the fog. They're stunning. So that is also a good alternative. They're not as large and they don't have as many flights. So it might be cheaper to go to San Francisco, but you never know. There's new airlines coming out all the time with cheap flights. San Jose is only about an hour south. They're also good. And in Santa Rosa, is an upstart airport. It's small, but it also has a lot of cheap flights for people coming in the U.S.. And San Francisco and Oakland both have direct access to Bay Area rapid transit or Bart as everybody calls it here. And so once you get there, you can hop on Bart and get right into the city. That's a lot cheaper than getting a cab or an Uber. Yeah, that's awesome. Because when I used to live in Southern California, I would fly in Oakland all the time. Primarily because of the issue with the fog in San Francisco, but also because the fights are generally cheaper in Oakland. When I used to fly, they didn't have that direct connection to the bar. You had to take the little bus that take you over to the Bart station and everything. It was a little bit of a little bit of a hassle. Now you got the little monorail that goes between the two, which is makes it so much simpler and easier. And for people that are trying to figure things out, where the Bart station is, for the Oakland airport, that's where the a's play and the Raiders used to play there. But the Oakland a's play there, too. Yes, for now. Yeah. We're hoping they stay. That'd be awesome. Okay, so because we have the Bart, we don't need to worry about running a car when we visit there, right? Because parking is incredibly expensive and a little bit difficult. You don't want to rent a car if you're going to be just in San Francisco. If you're going to go to Napa, if you're going to go to Santa Cruz carbon valve then you'll need to rent a car. But what I recommend to people is they get into the city and then use we have an amazing number of public transportation options. My favorite one is walking. It's a great walking city, but there are hills, so you have to be aware of that. But there's also the bus, the muni bus. There's also the cable car, which is a great way to get around if you can get on it. There's also the streetcars. There's, of course, ride shares. So there are a number of options that you can use in parking is impossible in the city. I think they're really trying to get it to be a pedestrian only city because there is no parking. If you can come in through Bart from the east bay or now from Fremont down near San Jose, then you're going to be okay because then you can use ride share or use public transportation. But if you drive in and try to find parking, it's going to cost a fortune and unfortunately, we also have a lot of car theft of people stealing things in cars. So I recommend, if you come to the city, don't break a car. Okay, that makes a lot of sense. So when thinking about that, we have taken bar to get into the city and we're looking around. What part of the town should we look at as far as booking our hotel? I really like the presidio. It has two hotels there and you're right next to beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and you're right next to the Marina area, which is really fun and a great walking area flat. It's a nice flat area. And they all have shuttles that'll take you down to Union Square if you want. They'll take you to different places around town. So I love that area myself to stay. That's what I recommend to my out of town visitors. Okay. And is there any areas that we should try to avoid? Yeah, they want to go to the tenderloin that is the dangerous area and a few places south of market can be dangerous. So I would avoid those. Okay. So let's talk about a little bit of the things we should do when we're visiting there. Obviously, like we mentioned in the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, some of the museums, those are all things that I think people kind of know about. But your book is like secret San Francisco. So you know some hidden gems within the city that maybe a lot of the listeners don't know about. Sure. Well, as I mentioned before, walk, try those some of those 600 stairways to see a different part of the city. You can walk up to coit tailor, which has amazing murals back from the 1930s and that's a great place to explore. The coit tower was started by a woman who volunteered for the fire department. Lillian Hitchcock quite and donated money for some sort of sculpture and they built coit tower, a lot of people say it looks like a fire engine hose, but supposedly the sculptor said that was not their intention. And we had at one time in San Francisco in early 1900 and emperor of San Francisco. Emperor Norton was a man who lost sell his money and really kind of lost his mind. And decided that he was emperor of the city and he dressed up in regal attire and he had his own money, his own currency that he would ask people to give him money for. And the city loved him that he got free opera seeds, ballet, CT get free dinners. Everyone just loved emperor Norton. And these days, Joseph amster leads a emperor Norton tour around San Francisco. It's really a fun time. And he shows you the history of San Francisco as well as some of the current things that are really fun. Gosh, there are so many things to do in the city. North beach is a great place to experience Italian food. If you want to see big schooners, I would avoid the crowds at pier 39 and go down to aquatic park Hyatt street pier. They have these historic schooners that you can get that led tours for very little money and you won't have the crowds. The water taxi. So many locals don't even know about the water taxi. So I love to go down to the ferry building on Saturday morning. Go to the farmers market, and then grab the water taxi down to fisherman's wharf. And then you can see the sea lions without all the crowds on the docks. You see them from behind. You can get right up close and personal at a boat. Those are some of these I love to show people. And also, I have to mention musi mechani done at fisherman's wharf. It has very old amusement park, arcade games. Like from 1800s. And also some from the 70s. And everybody I've taken in, no matter what age, old, young, in between, loved it. You just get your quarters and go crazy in these machines. It's just and it's right on the water. It's got this beautiful view. It's just a really fun time. That's really awesome. Now one of the things that I think San Francisco is really known for is Lombard street. It has a reputation as the windiest or pervious or whatever street in the world. But there's actually a different one that's probably even more curving and twisty, right? Yes. Vermont street. Lombard street is very pretty. It has beautiful garden, as you wind down a GCP beautiful flowers, but all the neighbors, by the way, put in the city doesn't do that. But Vermont street is cricketer out of portrayal hill. It's just not as pretty. So every Easter though, they have a big wheels contest. Where adults and some children, they let children go first. They have these big wheels, bicycles, that they go down this crooked street on. And it's just a big festival. It's crazy. Like San Francisco. That's awesome. Okay, so if people are planning to come there and maybe they're really.
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"Very recently. I have had a couple of people kind of come to me and say through i online presence and so forth that i am in that slot for them and it almost makes you wanna cry. I mean these people that i would see from afar that i wish i could do that. And now i'm doing it. And it's having its effect on others It's being seen by others who are approaching and admiring it and being emboldened powers and enabled by it. I feel very good about that. Well i'm gonna agree with that and say that i think you're one of my naked heroes. Thank you evan. I respect the way you've made it such an important part of your life and live it so proudly i think it's just wonderful. Oh thank you got chills. It might be the san francisco rather sitting here naked. But who knows..
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"Take some pride in being known as one of the san francisco naked. Guys i i i. It's for me. It's a bit of a badge of honor because it's a used to hope not to get caught and not to get a identified out of that context and now i'm at a place in my life where this is something that i really believe is a positive and that i feel like an activist as opposed to somebody. Who's doing something furtively. I don't think i'm that i've done enough. That i'm going to be some legendary person in annals of of nudism. But i would like my contribution to be that i was unashamed. Put my money where my mouth is and use my real name. Yeah i'm good with it. I'm i'm i'm a proud naked person. I love that and and clearly. I think that Pride in that lack of shame has paid dividends in the sense that acceptance begets more acceptance. You know the more you put yourself out there. The more people understand you for who you are. The less people are inclined to You know butt up against it and it seems like i hope people haven't forgotten about andrew martinez who was known as the naked guy in berkeley and this was in ninety two ninety three. He was a student at uc berkeley and he began going to classes naked. And walking around the city naked and get discovered. We had done there that it wasn't illegal or forbidden and it became really controversial. And he got tons and tons and tons of publicity and good bad and for me he was a hero and an icon. Needless to say and it didn't hurt his cause probably that he was jerry very very handsome very tall and tarzan physique so You know there was this naked god-like person walking around. And he and he. And he really was this breakthrough person. I mean really going to his university classes and the nude stuff and so ultimately as in san francisco that led to changes.
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"I decided to make that statement that i'm that i'm standing up prevent putting my money where my mouth is and that was a really interesting one because that photo was in a lot of papers and on a lot of news hours. Ironically the same paper that had run that used to sponsor the beta breakers and had run that picture of us. They opted to put this picture on the cover. A headline that says weiner says enough to nudist running. Really neely or something like that. So you know weiner and willie aren't they funny and it's this big color picture of me on some of the paper with that headline and i heard about it again. I mean much more from everyone. My husband went had a dental appointment and went down dental so they they know that they know the connection and he checked in and the receptionist from said. We're seeing a lot of andy lately and it was just everywhere and every time there was a new development in the legal status of stuff they would rerun that picture it became the picture and and then it became part of a mean at that time. We didn't have the proud boys and all this stuff but we had the tea party. Had the beginning of that iceberg. And and i got turned into a tea party mean. My sister actually spotted that somewhere in central to me and said congratulations. You've got under their skin. Since the nudity batman has gone into effect. The current thing is if you are nude. They're supposed to stock you and give you five minutes to put your clothes on or something so we have some friends from out of town. It was christmas time. We walked down to a shopping street where there's a giant christmas tree. My husband took pictures of me in our friends in front of the tree. And i was nude and for most of them. I hadn't hanson trying to my crotch. The pictures could go on facebook. And then i did one where i moved my hands just to have a naked picture and policemen who had been watching from across the street. I haven't seen him king zooming across the street. I was like oh my house covered up. He's an all the time he shook his finger at me and said i have video and i said fine and And that was so. That's that's about the worst thing that's ever happened. Legally i was doing some film. Extra work term registered at the local casting agencies. And they know me you know. I'm this reliable guy who's been in the union since nineteen seventy six and they think of me as that they were casting a scene where it was a crowded street scene and they needed a couple of nude people because it was san francisco and i was already booked to work as just one of close to people. I called him back and i said you know. I'm already booked to work. But i'm can. I submit for the new thing and they were. Are you sure. Because i was a professional. They see me as a professional and they were thinking that would get you know others. And so i said yes. I'm sure and it turned out to be. You know a thirteen hour day of being nude out on the sidewalk and it was lots of fun. I had a very very very good talk to make it in the final cut. I did a cup. I'm in a couple of shots with there. Are shots that you'll me from shoulders up and there shots that show me from the shoulders down. So there's no time anybody can look at it and say bears. Andy make perhaps your husband accepting well and a lot of passers russia out of san francisco. I mean that's another thing is that we have reached this thing. Now where you know we were going to to see a show a musical and usher our tickets. And we're he's walking down the aisle and say and he says. I almost didn't recognize you with your clothes on and i got that all the time i i will be. I'll be in a restaurant and somebody will come over and say you've modeled for an art class. I was in or i was walking our dog around the block house with front steps in a bunch of people who are twenty twenty two years old and one of them says hey you model for the art classes at the arctic at the art institute and the young woman who apparently was or whose parents house it apparently was my neighbor like my neighbor just at the same reaction is the casting. People like like andy. You are professional. You wouldn't want to do this new thing or that's my neighbor. He's.
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"That i probably started using the word nudist. When i wanted to spend more time recreationally nude and i would. I remembered seeing ads or something for a couple of nudist resorts or camps. As i think there were called new jersey. And i would call and ask if i you know about it. And it turned out that as a single male i wasn't welcome and i will also say up on even when i wasn't single i was a single male because i'm gay so i was a single male and an undesirable and so i felt very excluded. I wanted to go experience that but it was not an option for me. So i felt that i had to sort of blaze my own trail and create my own way to be a naked person was going to be over the home of friends whether it was with one friend or a group of people i remember how broached it but i there were a number of times when i would be by the nude. You sitting watching. Tv smoking joint. And they would close. And i would be nude. People found it quirky. Kinda chiming and i was you know. Go ahead and say. I was pretty. And i think people really liked being ready to halloween party and i would say how naked can i come to this like. What a fig leaf and there was no my mom's going to be there or other times they would say no. That sounds cool. I can't remember our recreate. When i said i'm a nudist but i even before i began practicing it other than in my parents backyard. I knew i wanted to make it a lot. And i didn't want to be stuck in my bedroom during that sure. Yeah i mean it's interesting because when you think of it as a movement you think i most people probably think of camps and resorts i and And they're they're always was a sort of gatekeeper quality. And that single men policy you know existed since the beginning and i think in many ways and maybe have a little more perspective about this but it is sort of a euphemism for no gay people or at least it it was but some of those some of those policies still exist certain resorts You know did you feel just unwelcome or was that something that you tried and were turned away from. I did feel unwelcome as far as the day. Thing goes but i also. I'm going to be more generous than that. And i said. I don't think that. I think that to some extent it to exclude day people but i do think that the perception and was that the young single straight men would go and bother the young women and so i don't think that it was. I'm not gonna chalk it all up to that. I'm not gonna write the quite that paranoid about it but my reality was certainly for whatever reason i was literally unwelcome. I mean there was no hidden thing about it. It's like no. You can't come unless you find a girl to bring in so you would limit you know your new activity to is to performances to friends houses and stuff like that. When when did it become a more public thing for you. And i'm i'm guessing i don't want to lead you here but this may have something to do with moving to san francisco it did. I had always heard that san francisco and the bay area had kind of a. It's pretty lenient around nudity. I'd see a lot of photos of people skinny dipping up at the russian river. Waller bridge that it was quite a lot of hippy. Dippy skinny dipping and i saw lots of pictures of that just seemed to me like wow you can do that. Well i got here and it turns out that biologically couldn't do that. I mean there were beaches but not a lot else. I joined a club called. Gm an which stood for gay male. Nudists and didn't stick with them for very long because to the honest had much more of sexual edge than i wanted men from gentlemen who agreed with me that they didn't really want the the sexual thing they just want nudism formed a new club called the skins which is kinda tortured san francisco kindred nature. Nudists or something. And i mean don't ask how that makes skins but it was somewhat of a failed club. Most of our meetings consisted of trying to come up with bylaws can resist very little so so that was a drag but One of the people in this club in skins his was dairy calvi. And i'm sure he doesn't mind me saying that he had done some research into the legal codes or whatever they are about public nudity in san francisco and he came up with the fact that there was absolutely nothing saying that. That public nudity was illegal if it was not lewd non-sexual blah blah blah. There was just wasn't forbidden wasn't mention. There's a an annual event in in san francisco called the beta breakers race. It's seven miles across the city from san francisco bay to breakers at the pacific ocean and it began as a pretty serious race and there are serious runners who come from as far away as nigeria and run it in no time flat but it's also become this big party. People walk it a lot of people where crazy costumes for it. A lot of people do group costumes so that they are a loaf of bread and each one has a slice and they keep forming the or there are a smurfs village or whatever they are. There's always a school of salmon swimming the swimming upstream against the direction. Racist supposed to be going so so this guy dairy said. Why don't some of us do this naked because it's not illegal and it's that's a place where it would fit and i try shame to my regret wasn't ballsy enough to do it that first year but they did do it with no trouble so the second year i decided to join them and i don't think that that would not have been my very first time public like nude in the streets of san francisco but everything else has been very gorilla like running around the corner to a friend's house or quickly doing something for a photo but this was you know walking walking through the city. Naked with the streets lined with spectators and with lots of photographers and it was an amazing feeling this race. At that time we're sponsored by one of san francisco's newspapers and the newspaper would always run a a big feature in their magazine section about the beta breakers and the week after the sunday after the race. They showed photo that whole section of photos of the race. One of them was. I think four of us just standing on a street corner talking new all of us were wearing these sort of neon green baseball caps to help us stick together and the other three were turned. So that you actually saw their penises. And i know.
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"Literally countless times. I did a lot of nude modeling when i was young. In my twenties and thirties and fourties now in my late sixties but now that i have begun appearing nude and public meaning really public like the streets of san francisco and especially now that everyone has a camera with them all the time. I have no idea how how many times have been photographed. I often stumbled upon a photo of myself or have somebody sent.
"san francisco" Discussed on The Naturist Living Show
"While theoretically the law said one could not be arrested for going nude in public testing. That theory in reality was another matter. By and large the standard convention of clothes and public generally.
"san francisco" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"In your community That's how we're gonna make a change this year. Help us the power. We're going to bring this year. That was great. I love the image. Multiplier of factual positive informative information for folks. Thank you for sharing both san francisco. Radio clubs work emergency disaster communications today. We'll make sure that listeners. Have your contact information website and social media so they can get engaged in a club and your upcoming events. These stay safe and healthy. We work our way through this very strange pseudo normalcy. That's it for this episode of voices of the community. You've been listening to the voice of the president of the san francisco. Radio club greg. Albright to find out more about the san francisco radio programs as well as getting engaged as a member please go. Sf a. r. c. dot org. Greg hit mentioned the term ham or hams. The actual meaning of him is taken from the three pioneers that helped to create what has become our global radio system. The letter h stands for hurts from heinrich hertz who helped to develop a theory of electro magnetic waves the letter a. stands for armstrong from edward howard armstrong who successful and inventing fm or frequency modulation and the letter. M stands for marconi from g lima. Oh marconi who was the first person to transmit radio signals across the atlantic ocean in nineteen..
"san francisco" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"I think we're all going to be smelling a lot of campfires in our homes away. The summer's going. So to that point greg. How can folks you know. If they've got some equipment they want to donate or they wanna make a donation to the mash or they wanna participate in the centro emergency mesh. How can they do that. San francisco whereas emergency mesh is also a nonprofit accept donations both of equipment and in kind donations and monetary donations and through those are tax deductible. I would say the cost of equipment for building up. This capability is really negligible. it's not a barrier. The biggest barrier is sites having places to put thing buildings towers really anywhere right the benefit of it being the way it is. it doesn't require. Licensed infrastructure doesn't require a contractor to come out and run power lines. It's all low voltage is either. It's what you would use in your house. Which i think has made it attractive to some people right. It's not any more sophisticated than hooking up a cable modem but once it's there even if you don't use it yourself it's providing a service to the community that doesn't exist today right so next time you know. The city has a group called neurotic neighbor. Emergency response team. That is a group that could benefit from this capability other cities around the bay area. Have somewhere group core and certain in all these things again today they constrain themselves to to a voice radio and what we're saying. Hey next time you need to read a list. Don't read it over the radio. Senator mel right. Don't describe the building collapsed. Take a picture of it. Sent a picture make a phone call you know other capabilities looking at adding or things like a wildfire spotting cameras remote telemetry and air quality sensors things like that mobile deployable field kits all of those things so the best way to participate..
"san francisco" Discussed on Wrongful Conviction Podcasts
"Pillars are campaign platform. One of them was reducing reliance on incarceration ending mass incarceration focusing instead on root causes of crime to build safety second expanding victim services recognizing that resources need to get shifted from punishment to healing and third equal enforcement of the law that means not only using the power of the prosecutor to go after poor black and brown. Young men are also police accountability also civil enforcement against companies that steal from their employees or dump toxic waste in ways that all of us at risk in the first year. Here's what we have witnessed chase and his team accomplish firing of seven prosecutors a total restructuring of the office. The end of status enhancements three strikes or gang membership which has been a huge problem in california no longer seeking charges for contraband. Bound during pretextual stops supporting Victims of domestic violence during stay at home. Orders launched the economic crimes against workers unit diversion programs for primary caregiver. Parents charged with misdemeanors or non violent felonies. Replace cash bail with the risk based system called on california state bar to prohibit prosecutors from accepting police union campaign contributions Yeah pass a resolution to prohibit the rehiring of problematic officers in other jurisdictions a problem. That is a national problem and no charges wherein the sole evidence is the word of a problematic officer until approved by the da protecting immigrants from deportation creating a wrongful convictions unit. We don't have time to talk about all the things you're doing but it is important to note that you reduced the jail population in san francisco by around fifty percent in the first six months. I'm sure i hear a few people might like. Oh no that's gonna make stanford cisco so dangerous. of course there's always going to be climbed. But the fact is the jason crimewave never seems to materialize. In fact the opposite has happened in my right. That's right now. In that process. I put together a team of folks in my office. We worked with public defenders in the jail medical staff and probation and the sheriff's department and we went through on a daily basis. Everybody in the jail and we tried to identify people that maybe didn't have to be incarcerated and we some amazing thing. We've found some people who honestly never should have been in jail in the first place. Give you one example. We found a woman serving a jail sentence for misdemeanor conviction. It was her first ever criminal conviction and it was related to her use of dangerous drugs as is the case with about seventy five percent of people booked into our county jail drug addiction mental illness or both will. This young woman was pregnant and it was a high risk pregnancy. Now there is no reason in a decent caring humane society that cares about public safety that someone with a high risk pregnancy and no criminal. History should be serving jail time on a misdemeanor conviction reason whatsoever. In fact we sort of showed that in san francisco. It's possible to safely karsh rate that actually short periods of incarceration lead to more crime. Not less and so by reducing our reliance on incarceration. We've actually seen the crime. Rates fall overall crime. Since i took office is down by about twenty percent and certain categories of crime that are particularly important crimes like robbery. That are violent. Crime that is one of the highest frequency crimes in san francisco. That's down by about twenty percent assaults down by about fifteen percent rape down by about fifty percent theft and car break ins. Were down by about forty percent in two thousand twenty compared to the year before i took office now obviously a lot of that has to do with the pandemic and we're seeing major shifts in how we live our lives and people working from home but all the folks who said if you release people it will lead to an increase in crime. Actually we saw the opposite and it's a really important lesson as we think about what safety looks like and how we build healthier communities. What do you say to people. It's a big argument on the right. Right there's staff this low level theft taking place. Somebody walks into a store and just walked out with coat. Because they knew they weren't going to get prosecuted and like you know my thing is if somebody needs a coat that badly. Let's look at why they needed that coat. But okay. that's a separate story. What do you say about that. Well look you know. Keeping san francisco safe allowing our businesses to thrive allowing tourists to come enjoy our city. All of that is a critical part of my job and in my office takes it really seriously. But the fact of the matter is thefts are down by more than forty percent in twenty twenty down by another twenty percent so far twenty twenty one so yes we have ongoing problems with property crime in san francisco. That's not a new problem. that doesn't exist. Only because of my policies in the year when san francisco had the most auto burglaries wasn't twenty seventeen. And they've been steadily falling since then so first of all it's a bit of fearmongering exploitation sensationalization of crime to attack reform policies to undermine racial justice. Second of all. We know that we can never lock our way. Up out of problems like auto burglaries. Let me tell you. Why police in san francisco which is not a criticism of police. I wanna be clear. This is true in many other jurisdictions. These numbers are not unusual. Police in san francisco only make arrests in about three percent of thefts whether shoplifting or auto burglaries three percent that means ninety seven percent of the time that a faster car breaking occurs. It gets reported to police. Nobody's even being arrested. If we focus narrowly on really draconian harsh punishment for the three percent of people that are actually getting arrested. It's not going to change anything. It's simply going to move us backwards in time. To an era of mass incarceration that starves our law enforcement budget our public health budgets in our public education budgets of the resources. They need to prevent future crime in the long run. We need to focus on root causes of crime. As you said. Why is it that somebody needs that coat in the first place. Now we're not going to be able to solve all those problems from within the district attorney's office but we need to focus our resources on the crimes that have the most serious consequences for victims and the highest stakes for the people. We accused murder armed. Robbery weapons offenses. That's my priority violent crimes in when it comes to lower level offenses look cute crimes from shoplifting. All the way up to murder. Since i took office we filed over six thousand new criminal cases. We are prosecuting cases when police bring them to us. But we're not focusing on incarceration as a metric of success instead if someone gets arrested for shoplifting and they're on housed or have a substance dependence. That's leading to their arrests. We connect them with services housing drug treatment mental health care we have a wide array of diversion programs that help people engage with services.
"san francisco" Discussed on Voices of the Community
"Episode fifty we feature the voices of local government leaders rebecca woodbury and kelly permanently along with civic innovator judie brown to provide insights into the pandemic impact on our local government. We wanted to do a deeper dive into how the pandemic an economic crash has impacted the city of san francisco's ability to provide services to our community members. In this special hour long episode. We wanted to focus on the city and county of san francisco's office of economic and workforce development. The office of economic and workforce development is one of the city government departments that has a unique mission of working across multiple sectors in our community from economic and community development to work for training community benefits and housing to accomplish our goal of this deep dive. In this episode. We feature the voice of joaquin torres who over the past decade plus has been working in the center of all the intersections of the office of economic and workforce development. I'm joined remotely by joaquin torres. The former director of the san francisco of economic and workforce development who is appointed in january of twenty twenty one by mayor breed as the new assessor recorder of the san francisco office of the assessor recorder. Okay and welcome to voices of the community george. I really wanted to have you on the show. Because you've been working in economic and workforce development along with affordable housing for a while now and these are the three big areas that have been impacted the most by covid nineteen. So i think it would be really wonderful if you could just provide the audience as we were talking before we came on. Just i've known you for a while in the background. But i think it would be great if you can talk a little bit about your background working with the housing authority and then moving over into the hall invest in our neighborhoods program. And then. Of course i wanna ask you about your love of the arts community as well. Yeah extra While my name is joaquin torres. And i'm the second quarter for the city and county san francisco. I was very very fortunate to be appointed as you mentioned by maryland and grape sworn in on february. Eight and i've been diving into the world of of assessing recording in taking a very intricate series of steps away from about a eleven year career primarily in one department in the city and county and that was the office of economic and workforce development. A place that had always attracted me since i joined the city back in a two thousand nine working first for mayor gavin newsom as a district liaison to the latino community native american communities and districts. Nine eight and eleven supervisorial districts in the city for the perspective of people today. That means a supervisor management's district from today or supervisor hillary ronen district today and supervisor ultra soft i-it's district today. When i joined the city that david compost. Who's now chief of staff to jesup. Leading district attorney brooding as well as the head of a democratic county central committee. Then of course john lewis Eleven embedded duffy at the time in district agonized started so a lot has changed but so many of the issues. We were talking about back then that might have been considered on. The fringe are front and center in every single discussion. Every single article every single news clipping story arts programming lectures webinars that we see today. I think that's been very interesting for overtime. Moving through those years of working for gavin newsom than beginning the invested neighborhoods initiative under mayor li after serving his director of neighborhood services that constituent direct service work that. I was doing that. Tyrod restarted than i was tasked with leading that invested neighborhoods initiative really focusing on during that time and.