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A highlight from David Brooks on How To Know A Person
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Inside the Beltway this morning, I'm so glad you joined me. I want to talk with you about this book. David Brooks's brand new How to Know a Person, The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. David joins me now. Hello, David. How are you? It's good to be with you again. It's good to talk to you. David, I'm used to getting books, and I got yours for free. They get sent to me. I want to tell you I'm going to buy six copies of How to Know a Person, three for my children and their spouses, and three for friends who are no longer friends that I want them to read. I wonder if you've had other people tell you that they're going to be buying your book to give to other people. Yeah, thank you for being generous on Twitter about the book. I appreciate it. Yeah, no, I've had people buy it for all their employees. I've had people buy it for the families. I haven't heard about buying it for ex -friends, but it's a good strategy. It is. We just live in these brutalizing times. It is. And my book is supposed to be a missile directed right at that. It's about the precise skills of how do you get to know someone, how do you make them feel respected, seen, heard. How do you make them feel respected, seen, and heard? I know why my friends are not my friends anymore. It's because of Donald Trump. They thought me insufficiently outraged about Donald Trump, and I can't bridge that gap, right? I can't be other than what I am, which is I voted for him twice, and if he's the nominee, I'll vote for him again. But they don't understand it, and I don't know that they're trying to understand. I don't understand them either, but I think How to Know a Person has assisted me. So, congratulations. Let me also tell you, I told our mutual friend Bob Barnett that I was telling people about your book in Miami as I prepared for the debate, because my wife and I talked about one statistic in particular, one paragraph actually, on page 98. Thirty -six percent of Americans reported they felt lonely frequently or almost all of the time, including 61 percent of young adults, 51 percent of young mothers. The percentage of Americans who said they have no close friends quadrupled between 1990 and 2020. 54 percent of Americans reported that no one knows them well. That is an extraordinary raft of terrible news, David. Yeah, and I found it's hard to build a healthy democracy on top of a rotting society, and so when this people are filled with loneliness and sadness, it turns into meanness, because if you feel yourself unseen, invisible, there's nothing crueler than feeling that people think you don't exist, and you get angry, and you lash out, and we have these school shootings. We have bitter politics. We've got the brutality of what's happening on college campuses right now, where Jewish students are being blockaded out of classrooms or have the recipients of genocidal how to build a friendship, how to make people feel that you're included, and these are basic social skills like the kind you could be taught at like learning carpentry or tennis or something like that. It's how do you listen well, how do you disagree well, how do you sit with someone who's got depression, how do you sit with someone who's contemplating suicide, how do you sit with someone who disagrees with you fundamentally on issues, and I just try to walk through the basic skills, and in my view, there in any group of people, there are two sorts. There's diminishers, the people who stereotype ignore, they don't ask you questions, they just don't care about you, and then there's another sort of person who are illuminators, and they are curious about you, they respect you, they want to know your life story, and they make you feel lit up and heard, and my goal in writing the book was partly social, because we need these skills to be a decent society, and partly personal. I just want to be better at being an illuminator. I think it comes through in the book. I listened to your interview with Katie Couric and her colleague, who I don't know, and they were trying to get at a question a couple of times, I'm gonna try and land that plane. Why did David Brooks write this book? Well, I'll give you the personal reason. You know, some people, if anybody watched Fiddler on the Roof, you know how warm and huggy Jewish families can be. I grew up in the other kind of Jewish family, and our culture was think Yiddish, act British, so we had love in the home. We just didn't express it. We were not a huggy family. We were all cerebral up here, and then when I was 18, the admissions officers at Columbia, Wesleyan, and Brown decided to actually go to the University of Chicago, which was also a super cerebral place. My favorite thing about Chicago, it's a Baptist school where atheist professors teach Jewish students St. Thomas Aquinas, and so I went into the world of journalism where we just Frederick Buechner once put it, if you cut yourself off from true connection with others, you may save yourself a little pain because you won't be betrayed, but you're cutting yourself off from the holy sources of life itself, and so I just wanted to be better at being intimate with other people. I've heard you now three times, read in your book, heard you tell it to Katie, and heard you tell it to me, the anecdote about the University of Chicago, the anecdote about Yiddish and British, but what is new is you brought up Buechner, and I've never read Buechner. I now know his backstory, which is so tragic. You include it in the book. I did not know he had a tragic backstory that illumines his character for me, and maybe I will go and read it, but you're in interview mode. How many different book interviews have you done? Uh, probably 20 or more. I don't know a lot. You're definitely, I know what that's like, where you want to get through an interview, and you want to make sure that people, you land the point, and I want to get a little bit deeper than that. I want to find out if you're with your self -examination. There's been a David Brooks self -examination underway for a long time, but you have not yet written your book about God. Are you going to go there? Yeah, well, at the end of The Second Mountain, I wrote a book about my spiritual journey, and how I grew up, my phrase was religiously bisexual, so I grew up in a Jewish home, but I went to a church school, and I went to a church camp, so I had the story of Jesus in my God. And then when I was 50 or so, reality seemed porous to me. It seemed like we're not just a bunch of physical molecules. You know, I once, I was in subway in New York City in God's ugliest spot on the face of the earth, and I look around the subway car, and I see all these people, and I decide all these people have souls. There's some piece of them that has no size, weight, color, or shape, but gives them infinite value and dignity, and their souls could be soaring, their souls could be hurting, but all of us have them. And once you have the concept of the soul in your head, it doesn't take long before the concept of God is in your head. And so I went off, especially about 10 years ago, and it's still going on a spiritual journey of just trying to figure out what do I believe? And I learned when you're on a journey like that, Christians give you books, and so I got like 700 books sent to me, only 350 of which were different copies of Christianity by C .S. Lewis. And so that was my journey. And it didn't, it was very slow and gradual. There were some dramatic moments, but not a lot. But I realized, oh, I'm not an atheist anymore, and my heart has opened up to something. And I think this book is the extension of that. When your heart opens up to God, and if every person you meet, you think this person was made in the image of God, I'm looking at somebody so important, Jesus was willing to die for that person, then I've got to show them the respect that God would show them. I've got to try to see them with the eyes that Jesus would see them with. And that's a super high standard that I'm not going to meet, but it's a goal. And Jesus says, even in brutal, tough times, He sees people, He sees the poor. And the main thing He does is Jesus is always asking questions. Somebody asks Him a question, He asks them a question back. And that act of questioning, what you do for a living, that's a show of respect. And that's the doorway to seeing someone. And so to me, I think questions are a moral act that we're phenomenal at when we're kids. And then we get a little worse at it. And I come sometimes leave a party and think that whole time nobody asked me a question. And I've come to think like only 30 % of the people in the world are question askers. And so part of the thing I do in the book is just try to say, here are some generous things to do to ask people questions. It is a, that is the key takeaway, how to ask questions. And this is a skill set. I sent a note this morning to my friend, Jan Janur, who has been running a Christian ministry for 30 years called The Wild Adventure. He wrote a book called Turning Small Talk into Big Talk. And I was reminded of it. Yours is a longer, more complicated examination of the art of asking questions and why you want to do so. It's also, it reminded me a lot of C .S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory. You have never met an ordinary human being. Everyone is an eternal horror, an everlasting splendor, and you believe that and you get to it. And I want to talk about how one gets there, but I want to begin, interestingly enough, with a comment Katie Couric made you. And I listened to that yesterday. I'd finished your book last week and I made my notes last night. And then I listened to Katie Couric interview. She spontaneously brought up her interview with Sarah Palin. Why do you think she did that, David? I like Katie a lot. And she's been a guest on my show. I loved her memoir, at least the first two thirds of it, which was about her younger life, which I thought was fascinating. Why do you think she brought up the Sarah Palin interview? I was also struck by that because I don't think she talks about it enough. I know Katie from various things and I don't think she talks about it all that much. I think it was a time when she was asking questions and somebody just wasn't answering. It was a time when she was having a miscommunication. I imagine that's why she wrote up. Do you have another theory? I do. I think it's because she's been misunderstood because of that question and that she wants people who only know Katie Couric because of that question to know that that's not Katie Couric. And that, to me, it was it made perfect sense she used to be known. And that's the central theme of this. People want to be seen. They want to be known. And if you are known for the wrong thing, in this case, the Katie Couric Sarah Palin interview, you want to you want to get that off your cargo ship, right? You want that unloaded. And I thought, wow, you really the book worked on her. Let me tell you also, on page 134, you talk about face experiments with infants. I want them outlawed. David, what did you think when you read it? I think those are cruel and awful. Tell people about them. Yeah, so babies come out of the womb wanting to be seen. Baby's eyes, they see everything 18 inches away in sharpness. Everything else is kind of blurry because they want to see mom's face. And these experiments that you referred to are called still face experiments. The babies send a bid for attention. And the moms are instructed, don't respond, just be still face. And in the beginning, the babies are uncomfortable. And then after a few seconds, they start writhing around. And five within seconds, they're in total agony, because nobody is seeing them. And I really don't think that's that much different as adults. I think when we're unseen, it is just total agony. We're rendered invisible. And that's what I encounter in my daily life as a reporter. I used to go to the Midwest. I live on the East Coast, but I spent a lot of time in the Midwest. And maybe 10, 15 years ago, once a day, somebody would say, you guys think we're flyover country. In the last five years, I hear that like 10 times a day. And so a lot of just people feel they're invisible. And frankly, that's a little on my profession, the media. When I started as a police reporter in Chicago, we had working class folks in the newsroom. Our reporters, they hadn't gone to college. They were just regular people from Chicago, and they covered crime alongside me. Now, if you go to newsrooms, especially in New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, it's not only everybody went to college, everyone went to the same like 15 elite colleges, and a lot of the same prep schools. So if you're not in this little group, and you look at the national media, and you don't see yourself, it's as if they're telling you your voice doesn't matter. You don't exist. And that's a form of dehumanization that we've allowed to fester in this country. And of course, people are going to lash out. Yeah, I just spent two weeks with really wonderful professionals at NBC preparing for this debate. And at one point, I asked one of my colleagues in this exercise, I don't work for NBC, how many people do you think in this room voted for Trump? And taken aback, they did not answer because the answer is obvious. Nobody. And if if your newsroom is full of 100 % people not only didn't vote for Trump, but actually loathe them, you can't cover the country. It's impossible because you're not seeing the other 50%. And what your book is, I hope the newsroom is distributed as well. We are all about seeing people who have long been marginalized, and that is important. But if you don't see people who are supporting Donald Trump, for whatever reason, you can't cover the news. Let me ask you about this Philip Lewis fellow. I love him, because he finally gave me the courage to teach the do the Dormant Commerce Clause in the 11th Amendment with the confidence that even though my students are terribly bored, they have to know this. Where did you meet Philip Lewis? Because he's talking to teachers. Teachers need to read this book too, if only to be comforted in the fact that every teacher has this experience.
Fresh update on "sarah" discussed on Live From Studio 6B
"Especially the story from yesterday with Ichiro, who was an outfielder for his entire career, he wasn't even a pitcher but he pitches 116 pitch complete game, yeah it was versus girls but still, they were the best girls team in Japan, did you ever see how he took care of his bat, he used to carry his bat around in a special case, I mean guy was like religious about baseball. Yeah, he was fantastic, one of the best to do, two legends, that's why they're still around in the golden years so to speak. I'll never forget him out running ground balls, first base you know, unbelievable. Good stuff, that's a wrap for me Big D. Alright Slick Rick, very good, we'll do some more sports before the end of the show, let's do some more news, I feel like we haven't done too much news tonight Rick Delgado, let's do some now, news is brought to you by our friends at Seven Cells, sevencells.com, great stuff for your health, for your skin, all kinds of great stuff, check them out, sevencells.com again our code will save you 20% off, add checkout, what's going on Rick? Alright well this story coming out as the House Oversight Chair has subpoenaed Hunter Biden and he's agreed to show up for his questioning, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee though rejected Hunter Biden's offer earlier today to publicly answer questions from lawmakers about his business ties, accusing the political side of trying to play by his own rules, Abby Lowell an attorney for the 53 year old Hunter had offered the committee the chance to grill his client in front of the world on December 13th when the panel had demanded via subpoena that the first son appear for a closed door transcribed interview, he said Lowell was saying we've seen closed door interview sessions manipulated to distort facts and misinform the public but unlike public hearings where questions are mainly posed by lawmakers and subject to theatrics and grandstanding, depositions are largely controlled by committee attorneys and less prone to disruption so basically Hunter Biden wants to play games, he wants to do the whole you know I want to sit there for in front of the committee on TV where they won't really ask certain questions that they can't but no they've subpoenaed him for closed door and they also said that he's more than willing to do that after the closed door session so this coming from again James Comer, not only did they want to are they subpoenaing Hunter Biden but the President's brother is also subpoenaed to appear, they also have questions for Tony Bobolinski, James Biden's wife Sarah, Hunter Biden's former sister-in-law turned lover Haley Biden, Haley's sister Elizabeth Secundi, Hunter's current wife Melissa Cohen and basically the entire Biden family has been subpoenaed so there you have it, it could be a problem for the Bidens going forward.
A highlight from Ep408: The Smartest People Can Explain Things Simply
"When you say something like IRR, break it down in a simple fashion. And this isn't about you being as smart as possible. This is not the goal. The real goal here is for you to be able to explain things simply so that your avatar is with you every step of the way. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Have you ever heard that the smartest people are the ones that can explain things more simply? Well, I believe that that's true, and I want you to get yourself smarter and smarter and smarter through the time on your podcast. Whereas I have found that the easiest way for me to get a point across is to try to explain it in really, really simple terms. And I will mention that there's two types of podcasters. There's the type of podcaster that always serves their perfect avatar, how their avatar was the day that they met them. And then there's the other type that doesn't always serve their avatar, because the reason that they fail, the reason that they're not able to do it is because they continue to think, OK, my avatar is let's just say Sarah. Sarah is my avatar. And then in episode one, I already taught Sarah this one thing. And so she knows it. And so episode two, oh, I had already taught that person that thing to her. So she already knows that. And on the third and fourth and fifth day, at the end of the day, this person, this podcaster that's failing continues to think that Sarah has been on this journey for seven years with them or 100 episodes or whatever. You fill in the blank of how long you've been having your podcast. Maybe you're 10 episodes in, maybe you're 700 episodes in. It doesn't matter. But imagine your avatar named them. I'm just going to pretend for now on this episode that it's Sarah. Sarah is my perfect avatar. And I want Sarah to have this and this and this. And I've already done 700 episodes. So Sarah is probably pretty smart now. And so I've got to teach her something new. I've got to go above and beyond. I need to start using acronyms that she never would have understand in the beginning. But I got to say it now because it's faster or I got to say it now because it makes me sound smarter. No, I'm sorry. The smartest people are the ones who can explain things simply. So the reason for this, the reason for this podcast episode is because I had a coaching call last week. And as we were talking to my client, he and I were talking about what does he need to do in order to be able to start monetizing? So I listened to a couple of episodes and all of my clients, they'd fill out a four page avatar questionnaire. So I've got the avatar questionnaire in front of me and he's telling me that he's serving his avatar. And I'm looking at it being like, bro, what is happening? Like, why did you have an episode about this? And he goes, Oh, I was really interested in that. Okay. Why did you have an episode about this other thing? Ooh, that was a really great episode. That was fun. I was so glad that I did this. And I said, so what's the point of you having your podcast again is the reason that you have your show because you want to learn yourself. He says, no, it's not because of that. Okay, man, what are you looking for? What do you want? He's like, I want my avatar, inserts the name. I want my avatar to hire me. I want to work with my avatar. I want to serve my avatar. I want to be the best resource for my avatar. I want to get referrals from my listener to other people that are my avatar. And I said, well, then why are you doing these things? And he said, again, as if he didn't get the point the first time. Okay. He repeated himself again. It's because I thought it was interesting. And I said, that's not serving your avatar. And he goes, no, it is. And he kind of like became argumentative. He kind of became, what's the word for that? When defensive. Yeah. He kind of became a little bit defensive and he was like, no, my avatar is just like me. They want to know this. And so I had to take a deep breath and I said, okay, but your avatar is this person at this point in their life. And when you have this type of content, it's confusing to them. And this is the reason why you only this client. He had a very small, he's brand new to working with us. And I'm trying to support him and help him so that he can grow. And he was just having a hard time understanding that his listener, because he has had his podcast for a long time. And then he decided to switch over to us because his friend got a lot of results by working with us. And so he was argumentative. He was defensive and he had a reason for everything. And finally, let me just fast forward. Finally, by the end of the conversation, he goes, you're right. I have been talking above my avatar. I have been assuming that my avatar has been with me for all of these episodes. Now he had about 700 episodes that I think that's why I keep saying that number, but he had about 700 episodes and he was like, you're right. I've been getting bored with the podcast. I don't know what to do. So here's what I shared. I let him know, Hey, the smartest people out there are the ones who know how to explain things simply. So over here, you're talking about IRR. So IRR, for those of you don't know, it's basically for investing. It gives you some sort of cash on cash return. Now, IRR gets more complicated than that because you can only figure it out by using an algorithm. You can only figure it out by using like Excel or a really powerful calculator. But by plugging things into Excel, it calculates things and it determines an IRR. But an IRR isn't something that we can figure out on our own. It's called internal rate of return. So this person obviously has investing podcast and he's looking at this and he's talking about IRR and he's talking about a lot of other things. And I said, next time you say IRR, think about your avatar the way they were when you first met them, because you're on episode 700. And can I tell you something that's going to make you cry? He says, yeah. Okay. I'm going to tell you something that's going to make you really, really sad. And I know that because it made me depressed when I thought of it. And now you, the listener, you're going to be a little sad too. I told him that on episode 701, you're going to have somebody who that's the first episode they ever listened to. And he goes, well, yeah. Okay, bro, if you already know that somebody's listening for the very first time, then why do you keep acting like everybody knows everything that you ever talked about? When you say something like IRR, break it down in a simple fashion. And this isn't about you being as smart as possible. This is not the goal. The real goal here is for you to be able to explain things simply so that your avatar is with you every step of the way. Now this episode was kind of short. The next episode is going to be an interview since this one was so short. I think you should check out that interview. Don't go away. I'll see you in the next episode. Oh, Hey, because three of my clients came to me recently looking to find a way to have their podcast, make the money instead of cost them money, we put together a resource for some of our clients and I want to give it to you as well. It's something that did actually seem to help because one of them is now making 2 ,600 a month, another one 4 ,500 a month. And the third is making between 5 ,000 and 10 ,000 each month. And so it's been a resource that's been incredibly valuable to them. It's our sponsor sheet template. It's a template of a sponsor sheet and it gives you something that you can hand to potential sponsors and hopefully also be making 2 ,600 4 ,500 or between 5 ,000 and 10 ,000 regularly each month with your podcast. So this has been a contributing factor to helping all three of those clients turn their podcast into an additional income stream for them. And the way that you can find it is just going to our website, growyourshow .com, but put in forward slash templates, growshow .com forward slash templates. And then you can actually download that template and others that could be valuable to your podcasting experience. I'll see you on the next episode.
Fresh "Sarah" from The Big Take
"Mass was with Akron his as Police Israeli part extended Department and of an an extended Egyptian is additional releasing counterparts ceasefire two internal days. to deal investigation with discuss results Israel CIA Director a yesterday further in Bill of the Burns extension 2022 the is Jalen temporary reportedly of fatal Walker. pause the in truce. police Qatar in to fighting Akron meet Chief was with The of Police Stephen Millett said the use of deadly force was in compliance with the policies of the city of Akron Police Department and that it did not violate a protocol. The shooting happened last June when eight officers, seven of them white, were involved in shooting an an Walker unarmed who is black. The president's son will testify before a congressional committee in just a the law December 13th. A letter from Hunter Biden's lawyer confirms the president's son is willing to receive impeachment this probe. The committee has also asked the president's brother, James Biden, to appear for an interview continue 6th. December I'm Rory O 'Neill. The Pentagon says missiles fired from a rebel controlled area of Yemen in the direction of a Navy warship were not intended for the vessel. The vessels, the Mason and the Central Park, were not the intended targets. That said, I can't speak for what the intended targets target was. That's Pentagon press secretary, Pat Ryder. Pope Francis is pulling out of his planned trip to the COP28 climate meeting in Dubai. The Vatican said the pope is continuing to deal with the effects of the flu as he recovers from it along with lung inflammation. For more information, I'm Brian Shook. Thanks veterinarians continue to watch out for a respiratory illness in dogs spreading across the country. And we don't know if it's necessarily a new pathogen, so a new organism that's causing or this if disease it's more of the same of a pre -existing. Dr. J .S. Palarm is a vet at Iowa State is Small Animal Hospital. He says it seems to be like common kennel cough. He said most dogs will recover but some will need medication and he reminds dog owners to make sure dogs their are up to date on their vaccines and if they're sick they should be kept away from other dogs. Reddit may be considering an initial public offering but this isn't the first time the San Francisco bulletin board platform flirted with going public. In 2021, Reddit filed with the SEC for an IPO that never materialized. New York's Cannabis Control Board has approved settling lawsuits that kept regulators from issuing new marijuana dispensary licenses. Sarah Lee Kessler has the details. The agreement ends a three -month hiatus on new dispensaries opening statewide including 436 that already have licenses. They got stuck in legal limbo after four disabled veterans sued in Ulster County over New York prioritizing licensees with prior marijuana convictions. Marijuana farmers complained they had few legal outlets for all the pot they'd grown since New York first legalized cannabis in March 2021. There have been numerous delays that helped pave way the for illegal pot shops to sprout all over the state. Sarah Lee Kessler, New York. Merriam -Webster's 2023 word of the year is authentic. The online dictionary said this year saw a substantial increase in searches for the word. It attributes that to more stories and conversations about AI, celebrity culture, identity, and social media. I'm Brian Chuck. And I'm Brian Curtis in Hong Kong. Let's check this or stop business stories and the markets. Charlie Munger, the sidekick to Warren Buffett for some 60 years has died. Bloomberg's Matthew Palazzolo remembers Charlie Munger's special relationship with Buffett. They're calling individual meetings that they had 40, 50 years ago and Buffett is forgetting a couple things and Munger's reminding him of well this guy said that and we said this and we made this much money in these meetings I mean it was you know truly a partnership for all that of time and their interaction was just amazing they would finish each other's sentences. Bloomberg's Matthew Palazzolo. Berkshire Hathaway said Munger died on Tuesday at a California hospital. He was 99. Two top Fed officials sound a little less hawkish today signaling they could be comfortable holding interest rates Here's Fed Governor Chris Waller. I am increasingly confident the policy is currently well positioned to slow the economy and get inflation
A highlight from Reunions and Red Flags
"Hello! We are Mutually Codependent, and this is also Mutually Codependent with Adam and Jen. I'm Adam. And I'm Jen. That's Jen. Hi guys. Hello. We're excited to be here, here at our house, in our room, we're excited, just so excited to just be in our room and do whatever the fuck we want, and sometimes record it. So welcome to the show, you should know a little bit by now if this is your first one, sorry. If it's your first one, start at another one. Pick a different intro, and then come back here, go to a normal intro, and then like fast forward one minute, which it was exactly one minute when I said that, I was watching on the screen. So, we have a show for you today, and we're excited to do it for you, that's what I really meant to say, but before we get started, we have to start every show with our strain of the show, and Jen's gonna go over, what are we smoking? This week on Mutually Codependent, we are smoking tropical cookies, a THCA strain, courtesy of Syntex CBD and Texas Canna Health, find it at syntexcbd .net. It is a THCA strain that is sativa dominant, with 20 .6 % THCA, and 0 .28 % Delta 9. It's supposed to help, this strain is supposed to help the user feel creative, focused, and relaxed, which I'm really hoping it does, because that sounds pretty fucking cool. I'm on my way. I Yep. like when you announce the strain of the show, so I have a chance to smoke it. Yeah, that's cool. It's good, the beta -carotylene is the main terpene, but I taste a lot of others too. There's a lot of citrus in it apparently. It is, it's tasty, it's real bright. It's Girl Scout cookies and orange something. Oh, that makes sense. So, yeah, we have more to the show too, we're going to talk about, well, we went to our 20 -year reunion, and it's kind of been a theme we've noticed over the past, I don't know, all the episodes. We keep talking about how we're getting older, or Jen's birthday, we talked, you know, several things. So, we went to our 20 -year... Yeah, the change of perspective, we went to our 20 -year reunion, so if you ever needed to know whether or not you're getting older, that's a really good indication, going to your 20 -year reunion. So we did that, and not only did we do that, we actually helped organize it, which, that's a thing. If you would have told me or Jen when we were in high school that we were going to be the ones responsible, not the only ones, but, you know, we were a big part of it. Part of the planning committee. Yeah, for like, hey, you know what, the 20 -year reunion isn't going to happen without your guys' help. I would have been like, I guess it's not going to happen. But we made a different decision as adults. Yeah, definitely. I would have been like, I would have laughed. I would have just been like, oh, okay. Yeah, because I'm going to come back to Texas, that's probably. And, but, we're both here. And it was kind of like when we were driving back from it, it's basically like one road that goes all the way from our neighborhood that we met in to our neighborhood now. It's literally just Heather Wilde connected the two. It didn't at the time. No, it did not. But now it goes all the way up to Round Rock and that's, you know, where we are. So it was kind of weird like going back to that area and then that was before even talking about people, you know, like we went and saw people that we hadn't even thought about it and who knows how long, but it was good. We decided, hey, you know what, there was like seven or eight of us that decided, hey, you know, we'll have one for ourselves and then, you know, we'll see if there's any interest and if there is, then we'll put together, you know, we'll just do the whole thing. And that's what ended up happening. How many people do you think showed up? 50? Probably about 50. It was a lot more than I expected, to be honest. Yeah, and there were some people that said they were coming, that it didn't show. And then there were people that didn't say anything that showed up. But honestly, it was a good time. I have a lot of social anxiety, especially when it's regarding anything from my teenage years. So being there at that reunion, I was really worried, but honestly, it was fine. I had a really great time and I really enjoyed getting to reconnect with some of the people that we did. I got to see one of my best friends from high school for the first time in 20 years. So that was fantastic and we had a really good time. And we got to smoke weed with some of these people. Yeah, we did. We brought a bunch of party favors. We got the syrup and the gummies and pre -rolls and I even took three or four disposable vapes and passed them out. Yeah, so we got people high and was it a brewery? So we drank. That was fun. But we had a really good time, I think. I got to see Sarah. So I got to see another one of my best friends from high school. Out of my three close girlfriends from high school, two of them were there. Yeah, and you saw the night before you saw it. And then the night before we got to hang out with Tina because we went to our school's homecoming game. And then the bar after. The bar after was a lot of fun, actually. That was, so you and I and then Valerie and Chance and Tina went to Preyston's Bar and Waylon came and met us. That was fun. Yeah, I like that. I like naming all these people for people that don't know who these people are. Yeah, I don't mean to do that. It's just the way that my autistic brain works. I have to like line it up to figure it for me to figure out who was what we were doing. I'm sorry about that. So we were with all these peoples that we've known for like 20 something years. I probably would have told the story the same way. But yeah, so we had a good time though. But I, yesterday I kept singing, when she's not too pretty in the face, but she's super thick. I'm just thinking with my dick. And I was like, why am I thinking, why am I singing that song? Why is that song stuck in my head? And then I remembered when we were out Friday night with people, with everybody from school. We, somebody played that song at the bar like three times in a row. Yeah, it was that weirdo, really big guy that, I don't know. He was strange. Something about him. The one with the beard? No, not that guy. The Hispanic guy? Yeah. I don't know him. The other guy. No, we didn't know them. No, the guy with the beard, he's always there. Yeah. I don't know. He, he like kept trying to insert himself because we were a pretty obviously close group that were there. He was like totally jealous of how well we were all getting along. And he seemed to kind of be ignoring the woman that he was with. And she was probably way out of his league. So you think that he'd appreciate it more? It was probably his sister. I hope not. Based on some of the hand placements I saw. Oh. Who knows? People are fucking weird. I've touched my sister's butt, but it was just to hit it. It wasn't to, you know, there was no grabbing. Not like that guy was a grabber. Anyways, but then on Saturday we had our 20 year reunion at the, at a brewery and it was a lot of fun. And I'd mentioned the brewery, but the beer wasn't really very good and there was like other problems that we had. So yeah, we're excluding the name. To be nice. Yeah. They have like concrete floors and you know, when somebody like digs up the concrete to work on like plumbing or pipes. Dig a trench for a drainage or something, then you have to fill that back in. But they didn't fill it all the way up or maybe it was bad concrete or bad mix or something. And they, uh, the top layer of it was kind of crumbling. So people were tripping on it. Um, and including Jen who fell. Yours truly. I fell, um, hit my knees in the concrete and also landed and caught myself with my right hand, which is the hand that I just had carpal tunnel on two months ago. So that was fun. So that, that feels good. Yeah, that feels fricking fantastic. It's, I went to the, or the urgent care the next morning. It is not broken or fractured. It is only sprained, but it hurts really badly. And we'll see what the hand doctor says on Thursday. Right. Cause the surgery recovery, like you're still during the recovery from your surgery when this happened. So who knows what it's going to do? Hopefully they don't have to like do any more surgery. Hopefully it's just, Oh, that just, it sucks, but it's, it'll heal. Yeah. That's what I'm hoping for, but we don't know. So that's so, yeah, it's so frustrating because you've already been recovering and not able to use your hand for so many different things like lighting your joint, what you're doing, but, uh, yeah, so that's really frustrating. I imagine. I know it is. Um, so yeah, it's super frustrating. It's very annoying. So we did that, but it was really good to see people like everybody. It was a good group that showed up to be honest. Like everybody seemed pretty good. Yeah. Yeah. Who, uh, I mean, I don't think anybody showed up that I wasn't expecting to in like a bad way. Like nobody showed up that I would have been like, no, I don't want that person here. No. And so that's cool. Um, not that there's very many of those, but, um, I feel like I even kind of knew like 90 % of the people there. Yeah. And, and it was, I guess that's what happens when like, we're the ones using like Facebook to do the reunion. Like we're only going to see the people that we already had exposure to. Um, but there were, there were lots of people outside of those groups that didn't show and I know that they know about it, so yeah. Well, I mean, and then, you know, there's like a lot of people have to work on Saturday night. Yeah. A lot of people in the service industry at all. Then, yeah, we had a lot of classmates out to work. Um, you know, a lot of classmates that aren't local or that don't care. We've, we've had people who passed away. Um, we, it, it seems as though we have people who maybe got along a few years ago and we're still their group of friends from high school, we're still a pretty tight knit group and then maybe a few election phases ago is what it kind of seems that that group separated. And then that some of those people, as from what I understand shattered, it's done. Yeah. So, you know, like it's not justifiably, you know, anybody on, you know, one side should, shouldn't put up with the other. Uh, yeah, but, and I, and I know some people like had, you know, have kids and stuff, so they couldn't come, but there were some people, it was good to see some teachers too. That was really cool to see some teachers. We haven't seen them forever. One of my favorite stories to tell from high school, I was about a teacher that I didn't even remember his name, but he was there and I coach Smith, coach Smith. Yeah. Um, I didn't know he was a coach. I'm sure I did when I was in the class, but right this, I was okay. It was integrated chemistry, physics and chemistry, integrated physics and chemistry. ICP. No, IPC. I know. Sorry. We, that was the thing. Cause that was like at the height of Insane Clown Posse's, you know, popularity. I would assume, do you think they have more fans now than they did then? And it is, is it only because of population gain? Like it's just the families of the people who already were fans that now their kids are fans. Uh, anyway, so I had this, uh, integrated physics and chemistry class, which is a pretty entry level class, right? It's your freshmen that you could skip it. Like they're like, you don't really need this class, but it counts for a credit. And so I didn't take it because I wanted to take biology and then I took anatomy and then I took chemistry and then I needed one more. And I didn't want to take physics for whatever reason. I looking back on it, I totally should have taken physics. Yeah, I've been fascinated by physics as an adult. And if I would have really understood what it was or like my potential interest in it, I would have absolutely taken it. I should have, that was dumb, but I did take it. So, uh, didn't take it. Uh, so what, what I did was go backwards to the class that you take freshman year, uh, my senior year. And that's actually all I needed to say for him to like glow up and realize who I was. He's like, Oh yeah, I remember you. So that was fun. Um, but I was also glad that he didn't remember me right away in a negative way because that would have been like, cause I was kind of a shit. Well, yeah, you were a shit. So I didn't know how much of a shit I had been in his class. Um, but he was actually the only teacher that I think I had. I don't know. Maybe I had vineyard, but I just don't remember. But anyway, she taught Spanish. Yeah. Yeah. I think I, for Spanish too, after Treplinsky failed me. So, um, I say that like I actually did all my work and she's failed and still failed me. That's definitely not true. Come to find out she failed everybody. Yeah, she did fail a lot of people that she fought with. Yeah. If she didn't get along with it, she didn't like you. She fought, she failed you. So I'm good for her. So there's a, yeah, so he's, he's there and, and I told him why I remembered him and this story, um, he would, it actually starts with a joke and he would always, uh, you know, mentioned something about a pot for. And, and, uh, and, and he did this and there was a particular person in the class that fell for it every time frequently. Like he did it often enough that everybody else was looking at her like, please don't fall for it again. And she was just, I don't know. I don't even, I think of her and I immediately think of her little friend too. Like they're one person because they were just like, to me, I only ever saw them coming into class together right at the last second and then leaving the class together. And so I just only, and I didn't even look like see them outside of class ever. So my only thought was like these two people together and I don't even remember the other girl's name. Um, and I'm not going to say the name of her because the story is kind of not nice towards her because she kept falling for this joke over and over and over again. And he would just be like, Hey, what, what are you doing over there with that pot for? And she was like, what? You know, the pot for, and what's a pot for? Well, cooking stupid.
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A highlight from Short Stuff: White Dog Poop
"Life sometimes has this way of blindsiding you at the worst possible time. Join host Nora McInerney on The Head Start, Embracing the Journey, a new podcast from iHeartRadio and AbbVie. She'll be swapping experiences, migraine coping strategies, and major wins with doctors, experts, and patients who are battling chronic migraine. Listen to The Head Start, Embracing the Journey on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Hey, welcome to The Short Stuff. Josh, Chuck, Jerry, Dave, let's go. All right, this is our episode on dog beep. That's right. You can't say poop. Dog poop, white dog poop. Specifically white dog poop. The same white dog poop that Sarah Silverman sang about, same white dog poop that shows up in Step Brothers, which is probably the only reason why people who were born after the late 80s are aware that white dog poop even ever existed. I don't know the Sarah Silverman bit, and I've seen Step Brothers a bunch, and I don't remember the white dog poop in that one. Those neighborhood bullies, the kids, they make Will Ferrell touch his tongue to the white dog poop. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. And you know what? Until you sent this, I didn't notice that I don't notice white dog poop. Oh, really? I definitely did. It was a mainstay while we were growing up. Like, it was a thing. When you were walking down the sidewalk in your neighborhood and you just looked to your left in somebody's yard, there were piles of white dog poop, and you do not see that these days. I never thought about it until you sent this, and there is a reason why, and I thought the reason was gonna be as simple as people pick up their dog poop more than they did in the 80s. That is absolutely wrong. Yeah, it's calcium, right? Yeah, the diet of dogs changed dramatically in the late 80s, early 90s, and the thing that was giving these dogs white dog poop or making dogs poop white was an overabundance of calcium that was in standard dog food at the time. Yeah, dog food was pretty bad back then. There's still tons of bad dog food and pet food in general, but there's lots of really good stuff now. Back then, it was very much loaded with bone meal and some meat, but basically, it's that bone meal. Lots of calcium and bones, and calcium is good to dogs. A little bit of calcium is fine, but if you have too much of it, you can't absorb it. It comes out in your poop, and it doesn't come out white, but it dries up in the sun, and once the water is removed, it turns that chalky white. Yeah, I think IFL science compared it to when humans take vitamins, and we don't absorb all of it. It just comes out in our pee. Same thing with calcium in dogs' diets. After they have as much as they need, they just pass it in their poop, and then also, one of the other problems with dog food in the 60s, 70s, and 80s is that the way that the bones were rendered made it even harder to absorb, so a lot of that calcium, they might not have even been getting enough calcium from the food. They just weren't absorbing it. They were passing it. If the poop wasn't coming out white, which I can attest, I had a dog in the 80s.
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"Alright Sarah, thanks very much for joining us here live on the program. Sarah Zheng, who is Bloomberg China Tech reporter, talking specifically to us. and PDD Holdings or Pinduoduo, those companies, but also looking at the Tencent, Alibaba and Shein. Well, we're coming up on 18 minutes past the hour, we'll get you a closer look on markets, seeing some of these numbers trade pretty much sideways here at the moment. This And on the latest Sound On podcast, a conversation with Cliff Young at Ipsos, which is out with new research underscoring President Biden's problem with inflation. Yeah, they're trying to connect with Americans, explain they're trying to things, but in a context of that is difficult at this point, Americans are not ready to listen, right? Obviously, supply chain and talking about the supply chain is super abstract and the American average is not going to understand what it is specifically. But more importantly, people are not willing to listen right now, because they're not feeling you right in your piece, what can be done need to be patient. The president, I guess, has time on his side here. There's another year for these numbers to improve before people vote. Defend the policy agenda, though, jumps off the page here. If he's going to get above 40 % before the election. How does he do that if
A highlight from SHOCKING: SEC & Gary Gensler's Lawbreaking Assault on Crypto (SAB 121)
"Welcome to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we got huge, huge SEC Gary Gensler news. Folks, the Government Accountability Office, also known as GAO, this is a government agency, has concluded that the SEC's controversial staff accounting bulletin, SAB121, which requires crypto custodians record customers' digital assets as liabilities on their balance sheets, is considered a rule, not merely guidance, and therefore require the SEC to submit to Google, which it did not. In short, the SEC is now in violation of Congressional Review Act, CRA. Folks, this is big because we continue to see Gary Gensler and the SEC acting unlawful. And you may say, well, Tony, these guys in Washington, DC are not doing anything to Gary. But remember, folks, they're trying to build the case. They're trying to build a record of all these failures. Gary Gensler losing in the courts the grayscale and ripple, right? And he's fighting Coinbase right now. And the courts, the judges are tearing the SEC a new one. So as they're building this case, they'll be able to take action. And that's the insight I've gotten from many of them right now, because Elizabeth Warren is backed by the Biden administration and she has Gary Gensler the gimp on a leash. They have a lot of power because the Biden administration is in power, right? And Gary Gensler is appointed by the Democrats. So many folks don't understand this dynamic that even if the Republicans and the House Financial Committee want to take action, they have to tread lightly because Elizabeth Warren has so much power. And there are other things at play here, like other legislation, other rules they're trying to make for other industries and things that are happening overall. So that's the insight I've gotten speaking to lobbyists and politicians as well. So, folks, another black mark here for the SEC showing they are not abiding by the laws and they are hypocrites and liars and they have fallen far from their core mission, folks. I've been saying it for years now, right? I know some of you probably get tired of me hearing me say this, but I am out here exposing Gary Gensler and the SEC. I'm drumming up as much noise because I'm a crypto investor and this guy is using unlawful tactics to try to stop crypto, try to kill the gains that I would get, right? Trying to say, I can't stake my coins and all these things, right? I'm not going to stand for it and I'm here to fight and I'm going to spread the news. And I think many of you agree with me and it's going to take all of us to drum up as much noise on social media and put out content there to build the record of all the bad things the SEC is doing and hurt their optics and hurt Gary Gensler's narratives. You see, Gary Gensler is much more timid these days. He's not as aggressive because he's losing. And I smell blood and I hope you smell blood too. And we got to keep going, folks. Now, a lot of people weighed in on this. Ripple's chief legal officer, Stuart Eldorado said, while Mr. Gensler is making bad Halloween jokes on X, so Gary was tweeting about Bitcoin and Halloween and all kinds of things. His agency is being shamed for ignoring the law that requires agency rules to be reviewed by Congress. Seems the SEC has become the lawless Wild West Gensler loves to talk about so much. He's absolutely right. And remember what Judge Sarah Netburn said in the Ripple lawsuit, the SEC lacks fateful allegiance to the law, not to mention they were called as the SEC was called hypocrites. And there's different cases where the judges are just coming out saying, what are you guys doing? You're not providing any clarity, right? We know the SEC lawyers, they're hypocrites, they're liars, they don't respect the law. They just want to go around shaking down companies. And we've talked about the reason for that is that the Wall Street crowd, those incumbents are getting disrupted, have weaponized the SEC to go after these crypto companies to kill them. They want to kill Coinbase. They want to kill Grayscale and Ripple and Binance and so forth so that they can come in and take over. And I think we're seeing the cards on the table now, right? Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and these folks launch a crypto exchange. PayPal launched their own stable coin. BlackRock wants a Bitcoin ETF. BlackRock is investing in Circle USD and much more. So we are seeing the move from Wall Street to enter this market. They want it. They want to control it. They want to make money off of it, but they don't want Coinbase to be leading the market. They don't want Grayscale to be the first to get the Bitcoin spot ETF. Can you imagine that? They don't want that. They're sitting in their boardrooms and they're like, wait a minute. These guys are coming to steal our lunch here. We got to get control of this. So they have weaponized Gensler, who's a, you know, Goldman Sachs guy to call them Goldman Gary Gensler. So it's clear as day what's happening. Now Jake Traversky of the Blockchain Association weighed in on this. He said, this is huge. The GAO reviewed SAB121, an illogical anti -crypto accounting bulletin issued by the SEC last March and found that it's a rule under the CRA and APA. The SEC didn't comply with either. This is a clear statement from a federal agency that the SEC broke the law. SAB121 basically required crypto custodians to double count digital asset liabilities on their balance sheets. It has done extraordinary damage to the crypto industry and costs untold millions in legal and consulting fees over the last 18 months. It was illegal from the start. The SEC should immediately withdraw SAB121. If it does not, the GAO's analysis makes a slam dunk out of a lawsuit against the SEC, alleging a violation of the APA's notice and comment requirement. The Blockchain Association will be watching closely to see what the SEC decides to do next. So, I hope, folks, the industry sues the SEC, I hope multiple crypto custodians and companies sue the SEC and put them in litigation hell and they start fighting back. We know Coinbase and these folks have been fighting back and this is going to put the SEC in a lot of trouble. Marissa Tashman -Koppel, who I've had on the podcast, she's also at the Blockchain Association, said, huge in all caps, one of the means by which the SEC has tried to unfairly strap crypto. SAB121 not only was illegally published as guidance, not subject to notice and comment, but it makes no sense and has seriously harmed market participants. Representative Mike Flood, who I'm hoping to get on the podcast soon, said the GAO has spoken. Staff Accounting Bulletin 121 is a rule, not mere guidance, as the SEC claims. Rest assured, Congress will act to rein in Chair Gensler's overreach on this issue. So I hope to have him on the podcast and talk about this and find out what steps they're going to take. Now, Attorney John Deaton weighed in on this as well. He said, ever since the Ripple lawsuit, the SEC has consistently not followed the law. A federal judge literally stated that the SEC's enforcement lawyers and the leadership they report to are not only hypocrites, but they also lack a faithful allegiance to the law. It was an incredible statement for a federal judge to make. I was shocked at the little attention mainstream media paid to such a shocking statement. Here's what I can say with great conviction. Today, the SEC does more to hurt investors than it does to protect investors. It has become both an inept and corrupt organization. Full stop. I absolutely, absolutely 100 percent agree with John. And I think you all know that listening to me over the years. Folks, the power is in your hands to fight back. And we have social media. We can drum up a lot of noise and expose the SEC and Gary Gensler. They are paid by our tax dollars. It's time that we held them accountable. Now quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using for years. They have 260 plus crypto currencies. You can trade precious metals on this platform. They also have over 37 fiat currencies that you can trade. They are transparent. They are safe. They have a full app and full functioning website. They don't commingle your funds. They don't lend out your funds. Everything is 100 percent reserved and they have audits, which they do to show that these things are in place. So it's an exchange that I trust and I use to this day. And I've interviewed the CFO, the CEO, and many more. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. Now, lawyer Jason Gottlieb shared the following analysis regarding the SEC versus Coinbase lawsuit. And it was a great thread, a great writeup that he put here. I highly recommend you guys go read it and follow him. He highlighted that the SEC charged SolarWinds and chief information security officer with fraud internal control failures. He said, let me explain how this is relevant to the SEC versus Coinbase case. From the press release in its filings, the SEC, SolarWinds allegedly misled investors by disclosing only generic and hypothetical risk at the time when the company and Brown knew of specific deficiencies in SolarWinds cybersecurity practices. In Coinbase, the SEC allowed Coinbase's S1 to go effective at a time Coinbase was actively allowing crypto trading on its platform. The SEC knew fully the business model at the time and allowed Coinbase to be publicly traded. Thus Coinbase correctly argues the SEC didn't think the business model violated securities laws at the time. The SEC responds, well, approving an S1 isn't approving the whole business. And the SEC adds Coinbase disclosed the possibility of regulatory risks as was proper, but that's just it. The disclosure was of a generic and hypothetical risk, just like the SEC's beef with SolarWinds. If at the time a company is making a disclosure, there's an active materially bad thing the company is aware of. It can't just disclose that there could be a risk of a bad thing. It has to disclose the bad thing itself. He says, I had to litigate this issue, a case where the risk of a bad thing happening was disclosed and the SEC went to litigation alleging that the bad thing was actually happening, which wasn't disclosed. No more comments on that case, which is settled. In Coinbase, if the SEC corporate finance staff actually thought a purported bad thing allowing securities trading without registration was happening, they would have never allowed a disclosure of only the generic or hypothetical risk. They could have required Coinbase to say, our entire business model is predicated on securities laws violations, otherwise a material omission. But come on, no company is going to say that in an S1 because corporate finance would never allow an S1 with that language going forward. So as you can see, the SEC is getting caught on their hypocrisy and lies, right? They greenlighted Coinbase saying, you can go public. And they knew what Coinbase was about. No one had a question, what is Coinbase doing, right? And Coinbase had to go through multiple hoops. They had to jump through multiple hoops to go get an S1 and prove and go public, right? They had to be audited. They had to have certain things in place like other companies that go public. So the SEC is getting caught with their lies here. He said, the reason why this is obvious is because the SEC isn't going to bless public investment in a company predicated on securities laws violations, which it would then think it needed to put out of business, hardly investor protection. Great, great thoughts here by Jason. The only possible conclusion the SEC correctly did not believe at the time that Coinbase's model, which was fully and amply disclosed, violated the law. Something changed. There was no change in the laws or regulations or guidance. That's an important fact there, folks. He said, there was no change in the laws or the regulations or the guidance or the case law. The change was political. There it is, folks. Elizabeth Warren, Wall Street crowd pulling the puppet strings behind Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler, that's what's happening, right? I hope you see what's taking place here, folks, and why we gotta fight. So Jason continues, he says, it was frustration at an industry that didn't merely accept the chair's illegal dictates of what the digital economy should look like. Yet that same chair, remember, was promoting crypto before he joined the SEC. He said, Algorand, you could build Uber on it. The man was teaching crypto at MIT. He tried to go work for Binance. Then all of a sudden he's saying and doing these things. It's because he is a puppet. He was just doing the bidding of his puppet masters. So regardless of how he felt before or how he still feels about crypto, he's a gimp, right, as I've said before. So let's move ahead. Today at the Breaking Point Conference, it was revealed that Solana nodes are now available for deployment on Amazon Web Services. So I have some sole tokens. I'm not hugely bullish on Solana. And look, I'll have a swing traded and make some money, which is fine. I'm still weary of Solana. And you know, some people have said this is a VC pump and dump coin. I honestly don't know. It seems that way, but look, just be careful, folks, because be prepared for some sort of dump. I see a lot of people pushing Solana. So we'll see where this goes. Finally, in the Sandbank Murphy trial, Jacqueline Melanick of TechCrunch is reporting that the case has rested. Closing are arguments coming tomorrow. The jury deliberates to determine whether he's guilty or not on the seven charges related to fraud and money laundering. So this guy needs to go to jail. Let's hope that he does. And let's hope he doesn't get off lately. He is the Bernie Madoff of crypto. And he has to go to jail just like Bernie Madoff had to go to jail. Well, folks, that's the news. Let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button on the podcast platforms. And I'll talk to you all later.
Fresh update on "sarah" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"From mate one and pdd sarah holdings thanks very much for being with us live in the studio so different here mate fortunes one shares down eleven percent pdd holdings of eighteen percent let's contrast the two why did one farewell and the other stumble a bit um good morning yeah that's right we saw that pdd went up as much as eighteen percent and that's really just because their revenue was way stronger than anticipated up more than twenty five percent compared to estimates whereas mate one on the other hand was in line with estimates but then during their analyst call they did warn that the growth for the fourth quarter is going to be a little bit softer especially for their core food delivery business and that's something that investors are you know the rest of the year and also the outlook for next year does it speak a little bit to uh to business within china versus without that's definitely a huge part of it uh... pdds their revenue was so good in large part because of the growth of teamu so we know that teamu has been gaining tremendous traction in the u s and also in europe southeast asia japan and south korea um... and that's and so part of this trend where we're seeing chinese tech giants trying to diversify away from china as the market china in becomes more saturated and also domestic consumption is just not good you know it's it's interesting when you get comments from uh... executives at companies like we heard from the cfo at meituan and and he may he may not have meant it to come across the way that it did come across but he said that in the next quarter that the good weather people would be you know would be eating out more and not ordering in um... truly that that can't be that big of a factor can it it's actually interesting he went into detail about some of the changing consumption behaviors especially after covid we know that during covid actually meituan did very well because if people are locked in you know they're quarantining they can't dine out in the same way that they used to so did rely on food delivery a lot now um... in comparison people are starting to grow out more that's demand for why their we're travel seeing strong business but in terms of delivery it's definitely being affected by these changing behaviors including and also the macro situation just doesn't help yeah just a little bit more on competition the at home i mean the competition competition for some of these companies in china is quite severe definitely um... and i think with PDD actually we're seeing that they are able to fight back against their domestic rivals quite well particularly during singles day we saw that compared to traditionally the leaders two market Alibaba and JD .com they did very well even against upstarts like ByteDance and Kuaishou that are really eating into this short video live streaming kind of market um... they still had double -digit kind of growth in transactions i just saw a story that is on the terminal. Meituan, the board there, is going to repurchase shares as much as a billion dollars in in open markets starting December 1st. What sort of success level have we seen from companies in China? because this is not really quite as entrenched as it is in the United States but what have we seen in terms of buying companies back shares and the impact of it? Definitely the most aggressive would be Tencent. They have just been leading this year in in terms of share buybacks in Hong Kong and so that's something that the chairman and CEO of Meituan, Wang Xing, he alluded to in yesterday's analyst call. He was saying lots of companies are doing this. We also have been seriously considering it because we think that our share price is undervalued and so then they said that in their board last meeting they had this discussion and decided that maybe it would be time to actually roll these out kinds of plans. The only thing is that they're concerned a little bit about their company's cash position still including higher interest rates abroad and they want to make sure they have enough cash outside of the country and also to invest in new initiatives and businesses. For a company like PDD Holdings, Pinduoduo, with the going up stock 18%. We know that revenue doubled. I'm a little curious about the quality of management in terms of operating expenses, inventory management, that sort of thing. How good are they at that? I think one thing that people are concerned about is yes, the revenue and income numbers are very eye -popping. concern But the is that because they're achieving that through really deep subsidies, especially on Timu, the way that we understand their operations, they would compare prices for products on their platform and any other platform to make sure theirs is the lowest. And so that's just coming across through deep, deep discounts and deep subsidies from the company side. And so we know that that's eating into their margins. And so something analysts are warning about is how like, far can they carry this really heavy subsidy strategy into the next year? Now, another story, not to blindside you, but another story that's kind of interesting is the fast fashion retailer Xian Xian or with some work to do before it launches its IPO. That's a company that actually started Nanjing but is headquartered now in Singapore. Is this moving toward what looks to be a successful IPO? Yes, but I think, as you mentioned, you know, raised people have some concerns about Xian, partly because of their Chinese origins and Chinese roots. So last year, they're re headquartered to Singapore, as part of this trend where Chinese companies are trying to say, Hey, we're not Chinese, you know, we have an international brand. And so Xian in emphasizing that Singapore base, that's part of that. But do we know that there have been concerns raised by US politicians about, you know, the supply chains for Xian, potentially human rights concerns, and also where they're sourcing cotton, because we know the that US has restrictions on importing cotton from Xingjiang. I'm curious about the overall mood of Western investors towards some of these companies. Now, we haven't had that company in the public markets, but we've certainly seen just a real tough period for Alibaba in particular 10 cent less so, but still 10 cents shares are probably down more than 55 % from their peak in 2021 or so, and Alibaba shares maybe down close to 70%. What are you hearing from investors about whether or not now is the time or more time is needed before deploying capital into these companies? I think it's pretty safe to say that most investors especially ones in the US are still very cautious when it comes to China. No one is thinking China is going to be back to its growth at all cost days, especially the in tech sector, just because of the soft macro situation and also now all these political geopolitical factors that are affecting tech in particular, like you mentioned Alibaba after their earnings This quarter, they announced that they were suspending their IPO for their cloud unit and they confirmed that they were not going to go ahead with the FreshHippo IPO at this time. So these are all just indicators the that company is struggling a little bit right now in this current situation domestic and that's something that's going to give pause to US and foreign investors looking at China.
Monitor Show 07:00 10-27-2023 07:00
"Pop culture is always evolving, and those changes impact our lives in ways that are both visible and not so obvious. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you, because context changes how you see things, how you change things. Context changes everything. Start exploring my coverage and more at Bloomberg .com. In this situation, there is still more work to be done to ensure that we remain on a disinflationary trend back to two percent. We've got this sort of European high for longer theme. We are still in an environment where the dollar is proving to be the safest haven. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow and Lisa Abramowitz. A quiet beginning to potentially finish a tumultuous week from New York for our audience worldwide. Good morning, welcome back. This is Bloomberg Surveillance. Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow, Lisa Abramowitz. Tom and John are off today. I am really happy to say I'm with Menace Cranny, who is joining me, and joining us for this hour is Sarah Hunt, Chief Market Strategist at Alpine Saxon Woods. Welcome. It has been quite a week. It's hard to digest everything. Oh, yes, it has. And I heard you earlier, so I'll just jump in on oil right away and say that, yes, it's not a huge surprise that some of the majors are seeing some issues because you had a big fluctuation in oil prices. But, boy, between tech earnings and everything else and the expectation of growth next year, there is a lot to digest in this third quarter. And we will dig into that later when we talk about Exxon and Chevron earnings and just the, in general, the geopolitical look right now. Menace, to me, the story was we did get a correction in tech stocks. Is this a buying moment for a lot of people who've been waiting for something like this? Well, it's a reevaluation.
Sarah Balmer AKA Sarah Belle Describes Her Relationship With the Mineral Kingdom
"I have Sarah Balmer on and we were talking about crystals right before the break and working with crystals because Sarah works with crystals all the time. So I know that you have said that you have a special relationship with the mineral kingdom. So what do you mean by that? I'm sorry, you just broke up right when you said that. Oh I said, I'm sorry, I said that you said that you have a, I know you've said this, that you have a special relationship with the mineral kingdom. What do you mean by that? Well just in terms of feeling like I've always been connected, I feel like I am part of an oversold group that worked with crystals across lifetimes and I definitely have memories of past life experiences in Lemuria working with crystal and light technology and to bring some of that forward, one of the classes that I have is called Light Alchemy with Crystals and it's really this crystal healing technique to really clear the etheric template and clear energetic patterns that aren't serving you working with a double terminated quartz crystal and so and then also one of the things that I do is to teach people spirit guided communication through the stones and so I remember this earlier on in my journey working with a mentor and I was you know I had so many different crystals and she asked me do you ever talk to them and I was like well I don't think like no not really and so she's like well you should try it and so we got off the phone and I went downstairs and I had all these crystals I had just gotten back from a gym show so I had like this ridiculous you know amount of crystals all over the table one by one and I just started talking to them and it was like they talked back and I was just like oh my gosh and so it really kind of opened the door for me to this deeper exploration and deeper connection and so yeah so I've just forged a deeper relationship which really I feel like is very much like a shamanic path right of being able to and like through the through the crystals or through the plants that sort of thing and so yeah it's just been a journey that's sort of slowly unfolded organically. Oh that's really really cool so you have an actual memory of a past life working with crystals and light and light codes and stuff it's really like a flash like a feeling and a flash kind of thing yes or yeah yeah there's a I actually have several main crystals on my altar that are really I don't know how to say it they're just elevated above all the other ones with you know they're like they're master crystals essentially yeah there's one that that I have that's a really big Lemurian court and I just I feel so connected to that one you know and I'm always it's like when I want to receive guidance about something or deeper wisdom about something that one is one that I will often like pick up and work with and it's just being able to go back and ask questions and receive like the wisdom of just you know the way the way things used to be done it's in bringing that information forward.
Sarah Belle: Ascension Mentor, Crystal Energy Healer, And Spiritual Entrepreneur
"Sarah Balmer, aka Sarah Bell, I love that bell, is a mission -coded being and an ambassador of divine love light on this planet here to anchor higher frequencies and assist humanity in its evolution to unity consciousness. As an ascension mentor, crystal energy healer, creative and spiritual entrepreneur, Sarah helps women reclaim their inner light and return to wholeness by guiding them in raising their vibration, embodying energetic sovereignty, activating deep remembering, and empower their authentic expression. She is the founder of Anchor the Light Academy and Anchor the Light Society. Through these foundational offerings, along with her one -on -one coaching, intuitively designed jewelry, and high vibe crystals, she imparts a deeper understanding of your energy field, helps to reprogram unconscious patterns, and empower you to align with your truth and step into your multi -dimensional nature to liberate your spirit and live with more meaning, joy, authenticity, and freedom. So you can connect with her on her Instagram, which is Sarah Bell Style, and join her Anchor of Light community on Facebook, but you can also find out more if you visit her website, which is www .sarah .com. Welcome, Sarah. Thanks so much for being here with me today. Well, thanks for having me. I'm excited to be here. I'm excited to talk to you. So I think I know the answer to the question, but probably not as in -depth as obviously you do, but many people might not know what an ascension mentor is. Can you start? Like, what is that? Yeah. Well, very simply, I help others raise in consciousness, and I help them to embody the light and truth of their being. And as much as, you know, when people hear the word ascension, they think of like moving up, and it is up in consciousness, but a big part of the journey is really about bringing the light down, which is why Anchor the Light is really sort of the tagline of my brand and really my mission. So how did you get into this? Like, I mean, were you always into this kind of stuff with crystals and energy and energy work your whole life, or is this something that you kind of fell into later? Well, I was afraid you were going to ask that question. We all have a story, right, Sarah? We all have our story. Yeah. And, you know, I feel like it's really just an evolution of like me following my own truth codes and my own, you know, true nature. When I look back to, you know, childhood, like I've always been on a mystical path. I've always been, you know, in my thinking and my approach. But, you know, like so many people, like as I was growing up and, you know, going through college and then getting my first job, and I was very much sort of living life according to this pursuit of success, you know, and how society used success. And so I went through this corporate journey, this corporate life, and, you know, climbed the corporate ladder, had levels of success that all the while was very much on a spiritual journey and a spiritual path and collecting certifications and wisdom and working with teachers and, you know, going on pilgrimages. And so in my heart, like I knew, you know, there was a different path for me than the path that I was living. So it took me some time to sort of figure all that out. And I love your work about manifesting because I really do feel like, yeah, through my spiritual path and really raising in consciousness, I did start co -creating my reality and really manifested sort of that big leap from corporate life into this work that I do now as an ascension mentor and spiritual teacher.
A highlight from SEC DROPS CASE AGAINST RIPPLE BRAD GARLINGHOUSE & CHRIS LARSEN OVER XRP & GARY GENSLER IS DONE!
"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as a thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I'm sure many of you have heard about the breaking news and that the SEC has dismissed the lawsuit against Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Ripple co -founder Chris Larson. Folks, this is huge news. It's another big fat L for scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. As I've been saying, we've got to keep the fight up. We've got to continue to use social media and spread the facts because the SEC is not on lawful grounds here. They continue to take L's. Their lies are getting exposed. Their hypocrisy is getting exposed and their lack of allegiance to the law is being exposed. So, folks, the SEC is in trouble. Gary Gensler is in trouble. Let me highlight something here that attorney James K. Filan tweeted of the dismissal. It says stipulation of voluntary dismissal. It is hereby stipulated and agreed to by and between the parties and or their respective counsels that the above caption action is voluntarily dismissed with prejudice against the defendants. Bradley Garlinghouse and Christian A. Larson and without cost pursuant to Rule 41 and all the jargon that follows that of the federal courts or the federal rules of civil procedure document filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Folks, we are on the winning side of history. The SEC is on the losing side. We know the game and that was weaponizing the SEC started with Jay Clayton. It continued and expanded under Gary Gensler, Wall Street and the TradFi folks weaponizing the SEC, which is supposed to be a neutral party, which is supposed to protect investors. They've been weaponized to go after and kill the crypto startups so that these TradFi incumbents can come in and take over. But the cards are on the table. Everything is getting exposed. And I'm wondering what Jay Clayton is thinking right now, because he filed this lawsuit and ran out the door the next day. And Bill Hinman, we know his connection with Ethereum. So the SEC, as I've stated many times, has fallen far from its core mission of protecting investors. It has been involved in a lot of corruption, lies and politics. It's a shame what has happened. And remember, just earlier this month, folks, Judge Torres, and this was on October 4th, she said that the SEC cannot appeal the ruling. So their attempt to appeal was denied. Loss after loss. Not to mention the SEC took a loss with Grayscale and those three judges destroyed Gary Gensler in the SEC, saying they were arbitrary and capricious in denying the Bitcoin spot ETF for Grayscale. Coinbase and Binance and other big players are fighting back. And I think Coinbase has a strong chance of winning as well. And we see the language coming out from these judges against the SEC is pretty strong. They're not standing up for lies and hypocrisy, right? And what other else corruption the SEC has been up to. So Judge Sarah Knepper in the Ripple lawsuit said the SEC lacked allegiance to the law. Folks, this is huge news. Here's what Ripple's chief legal officer, Stuart Alder Roddy, had to say. The SEC made a serious mistake going after Brad and Chris personally. And now they've capitulated, dismissing all charges against our executives. This is not a settlement. This is a surrender by the SEC. That's three consecutive wins for Ripple, including the July 13th decision ruling that as a matter of law, XRP is not a security. The October 3rd decision denying the SEC's bid for an interlocutory appeal. And now this. So Stuart is absolutely right. Here's what Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse had to say. Today was an even better day. Ripple 3 SEC 0. In all seriousness, Chris and I in a case involving no claims of fraud or misrepresentations were targeted by the SEC in a ruthless attempt to personally ruin us and the company. So many have worked hard to build for over a decade. The SEC repeatedly kept its eye off the ball while secretly meeting with the likes of SBF failing again and again to protect U .S. consumers and businesses. How many millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted? Feels good to finally be vindicated. I like what Brad just did here, folks. What have we been talking about? Gary Gensler met with Sam Beckman Fried and the SEC staff met with Sam Beckman Fried and FTX officials multiple times. Yet they did no investigation into the massive fraud this guy was doing. Yet they're trying to go shakedown NFT companies. Right. And stop NFTs. Oh, no. Pokemon NFTs. Oh, no. We got to protect you from that while Sam Beckman Fried is committing the biggest heist in the history of the world. Right. It's what incredible is happening when you look at these things holistically. It's pathetic. Gary Gensler is a clown. So Brad says it goes without saying, but I truly work with the best lawyers in the business, including but not limited to Stuart Aldarati, Deborah McCrimmon from Ripple, and clearly Gottlieb's Matt Solomon, a heartfelt thank you for your leadership, wisdom and friendship.
A highlight from Here Comes Bitcoin with Steve Lee & Haley Berkoe
"People think that I'm here to make them money. I'm just here to make money better. You know what I mean? Hello there from rainy Bedford this weekend. Weather's rubbish here. It's raining all week. I missed that California sunshine. Please take me back. I'm going to get it. It's so good to be back home. Love being back in Bedford. Have you checked out my latest film? Follow the money part four. Argentina's inflation crisis is out now. You can check it out on our Rumble page. It's also on our YouTube page. And thanks for all the great feedback. Really appreciate it. I do want to thank everyone involved in that, specifically Neil, who worked really hard on the research and the production, but also my DP Kurt, who also co -directed it with me, and also Aidan, who was the BCAM operator on the film. Thank you to everyone involved in that. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the absolute legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host, Peter McCormack. And today I've got a very different show for you. I've got an exclusive actually. I have got Bitcoin on the show. Now we know Bitcoin. We love Bitcoin. We understand Bitcoin, but not everybody does. Bitcoin has been through a very difficult few years, highs and lows, probably mainly misunderstood from all the rubbish that's in the press, all the stories that circulate, the misinformation, the, the thought about Bitcoin. Bitcoin's had a tough life, but we thought it's time to get Bitcoin on the show. We wanted to talk to Bitcoin. We wanted to find out what life has been life for Bitcoin, what Bitcoin is doing now, what are Bitcoin's hopes for the future. So yeah, this is an exclusive interview. I hope you enjoy it. If you've got any feedback about this or anything else, you know how to reach out to me is hello at what bitcoindid .com. All right, Bitcoin, welcome. How are you? Oh, I'm good. I'm doing good. How are you doing, Peter? Yeah, I'm good. Doing good, man. Thank you for coming on the show. Oh, my, my great pleasure. It's a bit surreal for us. Yeah. So kind of reminds me of when we did the Bukele interview. I love that episode, by the way. Yeah. It's a real pleasure to be here. I was probably as nervous for that one as this one. You're not nervous. Well, I mean, Bitcoin, I mean, it's the first time. Yeah, he was my first president. Is it your first time? First time meeting Bitcoin. Oh, all right. You know what? I've made a lot of people nervous for that very reason. Listen, right. We're the first one to have Bitcoin on the show. And that's like, we feel privileged, right? You should. But we have got some questions for you, man. All right, go for it. We don't know anything about your past. We don't know about your childhood, growing up. Oh, man. You know, I only got to know you about eight years ago. I read about you. Yeah. Got involved with you. Yep. The tabloids, of course. I'm kidding. I heard some stories about you. I heard you like milk. I heard you like pigeons. Oh, my God. I can't get enough of them. Yeah. So, you know, I grew up in New York. I'm in the East Side, I live now. And I don't know, I guess my past is simple, you know, like most like most kids, you know, I had my issues, my social issues, social anxiety. I wasn't breastfed. So I think that might have something to do with my and my therapist says that's why I'm so obsessed with the white stuff. You know what I mean? But what was it? What was it like growing up in New York? Because you're you're a bit different from most kids, right? I mean, yeah, I mean, listen, New York, New York in the in the late 50s, early 60s. I mean, it was a very different place, first of all. Okay. So, you know, it was a different time. It was a simpler time. Definitely, definitely different than the other kids. But you know, we all get picked on. So I'm no victim. You know what I mean? Yeah, but what would they pick on you for? Honestly, um, was it the red hair? What were they picking on me boy? Honestly, you know, that's a good point. It might have been my red hair. A lot of redheads get picked on, you know. You're the edgier in a crypto currencies. That too. How about you? How about you? Did you get picked on as a kid? Yeah, I did. What did they pick on you for? I was from I was from a little poor suburb of Bedford called Kemston. Oh, that'll do it right there. Kemston. Okay. They said I grew up in a wheelie bin. They did. They made a song up a wheelie. We got we got to do the song please. What's up? I'm not gonna sing it. But it was it was you gotta sing it. It was on the rugby coach. And then the in the style of we all live in a yellow submarine. They were saying we all live in a yellow wheelie bin. And they'd say by day, that's true story. Wow. You know what, I don't want to re dramatize you. So I need to reenact that. But it does sound hilarious. I can't sing it. Danny. It's pretty funny, right? It's very funny. I might cry if I say get brings up choke. But then I fucking proved. I proved these guys wrong. I was gonna make money. There you go. Is that what you know? That where your drive comes from? Yeah, a little bit. A little bit. Yeah. Prove them wrong. I can see that kid from Kemston come good. I can see that. Yeah. Yeah. I guess I got some of that in me too. You know, people don't understand me. Okay. People do not get me. And, you know, I have to I have to, you know, I got to contend with that every day. People think that I'm here to make them money. I'm just here to make money better. You know what I mean? Like, why is that so difficult? So speaking of which, I can't believe you guys have this thing sitting here. Why not? Really? Well, we wanted to know your value. How do you think that feels? How do you think that feels Peter? Fucking Danny's idea. Danny. Fucking MBK. Danny. MBK. Bitcoin. You and I have got something in common, man. So I get a lot of shit online. And you get a lot of shit online. A lot of shit online, man. I see you take shit. Actually, you get it worse than me. I just get it on Twitter or in the YouTube comments. You get it from the New York Times. You get it from the, what is it? The Wall Street Post. That's right. The Wall Street Post comes out. The New Yorker. Yeah. They'll all come after you all the time. They said you're boiling the oceans. What do I have against the oceans? You know what I mean? I can't barely boil water. Anyway. Yeah. It's rough, man. How do you deal with it all? There's like a lot of pressure. You know what I do? I take a deep breath in through my nose, out through my mouth. Ready? One, two, three. Really? I just do that all day. I try to take it easy. You know, I try not to be too hard on myself. I try to remember that people don't get me and that's not my fault. People don't get me. You know, I've got a good Sarah. I'm a pissed. That helps. She's the one who taught me to breathe. I got good friends, you know, like my good, my girl Haley over here. You know, why, why do you think people don't get you? Can we rephrase the question? What don't people get about me? Hmm. What don't people don't get me because of their own concerns with their own self worth. You know, I think people have low self -esteem and they want to feel more valuable. They want to feel like they've got something of value. And then they want to know how much your value is. I'm like, you know, if you valued yourself, maybe we wouldn't be talking about numbers right now. Maybe we'd be talking about purpose our in life. And my purpose is to make life easier. You know what I'm saying? You get, you feel me, right? Hey, listen, you've made my life easier. I get it. Can we talk about that for a second? Can we, can we please post about that? How have I made your life easier? Well, I mean, you gave me purpose. I met my boy Danny because of you. And Danny's like one of my best friends in the world. I mean, come on. Who doesn't love Danny, right? And that, that wouldn't happen without you. I bought my local football team because of you. I put you on our shirt. Do you know you're on our shirt? I do. Yeah. See? Honestly, first of all, I'm honored. Thank you for that acknowledged moment. I really, you know, I'm here to make a difference. And I'm glad I made a difference with you. Oh, you did it for all of us. We've been lucky with doing this job, job to travel around. We've met some great people. We've been privileged to interview some great people, but to finally get a chance to sit down with you is like, this is a, this is a big deal for us. It's an important moment. You wouldn't understand how big a moment this, like, we've been talking about this for weeks. Like we don't want to fuck it up. Want to make sure you had a good time. Like we respect you, respect your time. We understand that this is exclusive. And so this is a big deal for me and Danny. You know, um, you've already fucked it up. You've already fucked it up because you haven't brought my girl Haley into the mix. Haley, come on. Haley, come sit down. Come here. Come here. Get in here, girl. Get down. And Steve, what about Steve? Come on. Let's go on. Steve. Good to see you. Come on. That's right. Listen, a couple of questions before we go. Okay. Okay. What are you, what are you going to be doing this weekend in LA? Oh man. I got so many things to do in LA. What did we talk about? Uh, I'm gonna go to the Santa Monica pier. First of all, I love kettle corn. So I'm going to get some of that. And I'm mostly pigeon hunting. I'm going to go, and I'm going to go feed the pigeons. If you know what I mean, Danny, and I'm going to go feed the pigeons. If you know what I mean.
A highlight from Jim Jordan FAILS | Pro-Crypto Patrick McHenry As Speaker!?
"All right, so let's get into the speaker of the house because there is some rumbles going on in DC. And the question mark is, is it going to be Mr. Jordan or do we have a new entry getting ready to come in and change the game for crypto? All that could be impacting the markets for real. You don't want to miss it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in to Tech Path. All right, so a couple of things happening. If you guys have not caught up to a lot of the regulatory scenarios and all that, if you're new to the channel, go over to our YouTube channel and get into this playlist right here. And it's going into all of the things we do, US crypto regulation hearings. We've been covering this for quite a while, gives you a full rundown on the history of where we stand in crypto regulation. So at least you can kind of catch up on some of the things that are happening up there in DC. Let's go over to our first clip. I want to just kind of open up with this one. And this is where it gets a little bit more interesting because of something that is happening right now in DC, and that is the fight for Speaker of the House. Let's jump to our first clip. If Jordan doesn't get to eight, if he doesn't get that low and you'd still be like, you'd be the person that had the most votes. Is there any chance that you'd be the default candidate? You could theoretically get back in. Every single Democrat voted to shut down one one branch of government to be able to see the continuity of government. Birds got to swim. Fish got to fly. I mean, you're looking back at that. Let's talk about what's really going to happen. How about McHenry? So is that should we do that? Should we make a special exception? Let him do something for six weeks or two months. You give Jim the opportunity. I mean, I went 15 rounds. He's only gone one round and why McHenry is there is I selected McHenry. If something was to happen to the speaker, you select who would be speaker pro tem. But I always believed whoever you were selecting as speaker pro tem would be able to do the job until you elected a new speaker. All right. So as you can see, there's a factions within the Republican Party that are starting to become a little bit more contentious. This is the issue right now, because obviously with Jim Jordan not necessarily getting the slam dunk, he's now on cycle two today. Looks like it will not pass again. The question will be, do they stay with Jordan or do they potentially go with this maybe backup concept around Patrick McHenry taking on the speaker pro tem? If he takes on the speaker pro tem, this could be a very good thing. This tweet kind of says it right here, kind of sums it up happening in the GOP caucus there with Jim Jordan, asked about electing Republican Patrick McHenry as a temporary speaker. Jordan's answer proved one more reason. He is not qualified to be speaker. He said, no, nobody wants to deal with the Democrats. This is kind of the scenario that's playing out. And then of course you have just the framework right here, including Warren Davidson. Now remember, Warren Davidson, very pro crypto. Others that are pro crypto that are sidestepping McHenry are a little bit surprising to me because I think when we look at McHenry, if we're going to see crypto regulation, make it through stable coin, the fit act, et cetera, those are most likely going to be coming from a pro crypto speaker or at least someone that can start to get into this. The problem that we will face is these omnibus agreements that are going to start rolling in on it. I want to go over to a couple more clips here. This is Tim Scott jumping on the topic as well. Listen in. What's happening in the house on the GOP side of things, Senator? Yeah, absolutely. One of the things I would suggest if I were president of the United States, I would be calling on my party to have a speaker pro tem make Patrick McHenry the speaker pro tem so that business can be done in the house. All right. So you've got Tim Scott coming in there saying yes. Let's jump over and see what Chris Christie has to say about whether or not it should be Jordan or Patrick McHenry. What, what's going to happen here with speaker this, this feels like terrible timing for all of this. Well, it's awful timing and it's been childish for the last two weeks. To be honest, my own party looks childish after this second vote. If he doesn't get it, I think it's incumbent upon him to do what Steve Scalise did, which is say, okay, it's not me step aside and let's see who's next. Can it be through a pro tem status, expansive powers, or do you want a real a next in line done? I'd prefer a next in line done, Carl, because I think that if you have a pro tem, what's, what stops these eight from going and doing the same thing to that person? If, if it were McHenry, for instance, who I like a lot, I think he's a very good guy. But if it were him, if he does one thing they don't like that he's out, then we're back in this barrel again. I think there's, there needs to be somebody that Republicans are investing in that they'll give support to and let the person run the house. And we think we need that if there's no speaker of the house. What happens next? Well, Sarah, look, I think there has to be a speaker by the end of the week. All right. And he is right. I mean, you look at where this could put not only the D .C. situation around funding a lot of these bills that are going to be in limbo, but more importantly is what kind of structure we're going to see in terms of new entries coming in. Obviously, with some of the problems that we're seeing in the Middle East, because funding will be a big factor. And you already saw Biden already asking for another hundred billion for both Ukraine and Israel support. And with that being the case, you're going to need a speaker, you're going to need a house that is in alignment with going forward. And kind of like what Christy was talking about, I don't know that I would agree with the sense that it's got to be somebody that locks in. Now, it could happen, but I don't think it's it's also the option that McCarthy gave, which is 15 rounds. This would take too long and affect too many outcomes in a very short period of time, because we are in a very unusual and precarious window of timing here, not only for a lot of bills, but also now with support for a lot of the global efforts of the United States, including what we'll say is the military industrial complex. So there's a lot happening in D .C. right now. Twitter comes in. This is kind of showing a little bit more. I will continue to vote for our duly elected Republican speaker, Kevin McCarthy, who should never been removed. In the meantime, we must empower Speaker Pro Tem Patrick McHenry to get on the work with American people. All right. So here's another clip showing some of the support. Listen in. Well, it's clear he doesn't have the votes. I don't I don't see the outcome changing here, but I think it's imperative that we empower Patrick McHenry to serve, at least for the time being in that speaker role so that he can get the House moving again on critical issues. All right. So this article kind of breaks down a little bit more of the bipartisan support for McHenry. And if you look at some of the details down in here, you have Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania already putting forward a resolution on McHenry. You've got Dave Joyce also told NBC, hey, we'd we'd introduce a resolution on McHenry. Some centrist Democrats have also endorsed the idea of McHenry and then minority leader Akeem Jeffries also signing an openness about elected McHenry. So is there a shift that is occurring right now in the House where McHenry, I don't know, does he slide in as the speaker? I'd love to get your comments. Or is this more of a temporary scenario because it is it's not a great job. And I think McHenry is not necessarily interested in this. I'm not sure. Maybe he's being talked into it, but he is very pro crypto. And that's something that he is because he's put forth a lot of the bills that are currently in limbo right now. Love to get your feedback on it. Drop some comments down below. You think McHenry is going to make it? And do you feel like this is out? This was the surprise to me to a certain extent. And that was that Tom Emmer is still backing, of course, Mr. Jordan. And I think this is the problem right here, is there's so many in, I won't say it in fighting, but there's a lot of agendas going on in D .C. where, you know, you owe this or they are that. You've got a lobbying party over here. This starts to maybe reveal the issue with WIP, the GOP WIP Tom Emmer. And I don't understand why he would separate, because this is an opportunity for him to get what I feel like he's been fighting for, which is kind of the freedom of the monetary system and really understanding innovation as a core. So it all hits on the potentials of what he's been talking about. Why would he continue to go down to a speaker that I think will slow things down? And that is Jim Jordan. I want to go to another clip here of Jim Jordan speaking out on this as well. Listen in. So conference the is supporting us. So introduce a resolution to empower McHenry to be the speaker pro tem on a permanent basis. Would you support that? I don't think that's the right way to go. I think we should get a Republican speaker. I got 90 percent of the Republicans in the conference in support of me. Would that help buy you more time? No, I mean, I think you should get a Republican speaker. I've been very clear about that. I think that's what a conference is. That's what our rules suggest. So let's get a Republican speaker and get about the people's business. So obviously, Jim Jordan, they're talking about McHenry maybe not necessarily aligning with the principles behind what the caucus, when you look at the Republican caucus, including Matt Gaetz, who kind of started this whole thing. They're not necessarily in alignment with where McHenry is going. So I do see the political bounds that seem to be addressing here. Also want to go to another clip here, and this one is by Jim Jeffries, who is the Democrat potential that has actually been getting some support. Listen in. Are you open to McHenry specifically? Our focus right now relates not just to any one individual, but to getting the institution reopened. I have respect for Patrick McHenry. I think he is respected on our side of the aisle. There are a whole host of other Republicans who are respected on our side of the aisle. Jim Jordan is not one of them. All right. So I think that kind of shows you the scenario that they may could get some bipartisan support on McHenry's side, granted there's a handful of others. But that goes back to Jordan's position, I think, in the sense of, and probably why we're going to see Matt Gaetz turn as well. In fact, I think that's our next slip. Let's go to it now. But what the swamp is trying to do, they're trying to delay a vote for Jim Jordan because they know he is not beholden to the lobbyists and special interests here. So I'm in this interview with you to turn up the heat on Patrick McHenry and any Republican who would try to delay a floor vote on Jim Jordan. All right. So what this boils down to, let's get into this because this is an important understanding. Jordan and the Freedom Caucus, remember, Jordan was one of the originators of the Freedom Caucus. Matt Gaetz now leading this. He's the guy that put this all into play. This is a positioning of power. And the reason is, ironically, that what we're having happening in Israel at the same time, it really gives them a lot more power because now the potential of getting, whether you look at omnibus bills or potential funding for military expansion, et cetera, all that lies in the house and the power of the house. That's why the speaker position is so critical. But at the same time, you've got all these crypto and blockchain bills that are in there as well that could get sucked up into this. So this is a very critical time in this particular scenario as DC starts to draw in on who is going to be the next speaker. Love to get your feedback. Drop some comments down below. We're going to continue to monitor the situation. I feel like McHenry would be good for the industry, but I'm not big at funding war either. So I'm kind of on a catch -22 here, but I would love to get your feedback. Drop some comments. If you guys are not over in the Diamond Circle, make sure and get in now. It's one of the best places to get additional content for us. If you want to catch me out there on X, it's at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path. Thank you.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Can the Mainstream Separate SBF From the Rest of Crypto?
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. All right, all right, this is Carpe Consensus. I'm Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson is here as well. Hello, this is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network. We're proud to be here and telling you all about the world of crypto and particularly about the world of SPF and its falling empire, which is currently being litigated in a courtroom downtown. And we're going to be catching up with that case very shortly. So I was watching the water bottles during one of the days when Caroline Ellison was testifying. And by the water bottles, I don't just mean the fancy Starbucks types that some of the prosecutors have. I mean the Deer Valley water bottles, the Deer Park water bottles that lots of people have, those plastic ones. Now, for the most part, all these lawyers, they just drink it and they put it down, they put a cap on it, that's all. But I noticed something weird. Sam Bankman -Fried, and he hadn't done this before and he hasn't done it since, but on Caroline Day, he would pick up the water, he'd crush it as he drank it, and he would recap it so that when he put it back on the table, it would be like compressed. And no one else was doing this, and he hasn't done it since. So I think that he betrayed some of his anger right there, in how he just absolutely tried to squeeze the life out of that water bottle while watching his ex -girlfriend testify against him. Mason That sounds ugly. I mean, we've all got some difficult relationships in our past that we might want to be angry around, but I guess he's a special case in that with Ellison. I mean, they've got a lot of bad blood, they're talking against each other. Mason They certainly do. I mean, she gave such damning testimony that he's so cooked. I almost feel bad for him. He's so undeniably cooked. She told a story on the stand about how she – and Caroline, of course, was the CEO of Alameda Research, which was the hedge fund accused of – well, she pled guilty to it. So according to her, it's the hedge fund that stole $8 billion from FTX customers. She knew that it wouldn't look so good on their books if Alameda was telling lenders like Genesis of Coindesk, a sister company, that it had $8 billion from FTX customers. So she made seven different types of balance sheet, each one slightly manipulating the numbers in a different way to hide this massive trove to send out to Alameda clients. It's so deeply illegal. I don't even know. But she did it at Sam's direction and she said, Sam, please pick your favorite of the seven. These book cookers were out of control. I was really taken by some of the details from Ellison's testimony because it revealed new facts and hidden things from FTX, including that he reached out to Saudi Arabia to try and get funding when the company was going down. And also he tried to bribe apparently some Chinese officials to get money out of that country. Do you want to talk about those things? Well, we can go in order of appearance, I guess, because the two events are completely unrelated. Back a long time ago, I think in 2020 or 2021, Alameda had been trading a lot using Chinese exchanges and the Chinese government froze their accounts, not because of Alameda specifically, but in an unrelated money laundering investigation, Alameda's accounts got frozen. And so according to Caroline Ellison, for about a year, FTX and Alameda executives worked to try to unfreeze these accounts. And what she told the jury was that ultimately the FTX people decided to send a payment of about a hundred or $150 million to an address. And if they were to do this, then everything would be okay. And she did this and she said that it was a bribe. And there was a whole battle in court over whether or not she could call it a bribe because he's not being charged with bribing officials. But ultimately we got to hear this little story because according to the prosecution, it spoke to the extent to which Sam was willing to do things to get it done. And the extent to which he wanted to do this got pretty creative. Like at one point they set up a whole bunch of fake accounts on this exchange using the identities of Thai prostitutes that one of the other executives knew the names of. We didn't get to hear why he knew the names of them, but apparently Ryan Salem knew the names of these Thai prostitutes. And these fake accounts were used to trade against the main account to try to get the money out. That didn't work. When that didn't work, they resorted to this bribe -like payment, which I'd never heard such a crazy story before. So that was in the better days when FTX and Alameda were still not actively failing. In the last November, when Alameda and FTX were actively failing under the weight of Coindesk's balance sheet leak and CZ's gun to the head of I'm going to sell all the FTT I can, Sam was trying to right the ship just by getting capital from anywhere he could. Apparently, he tried to call Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, who has limitless money. Now, as far as we can tell, that bailout never came because Sarah Beckman -Fried is no longer the CEO of FTX, to put it mildly. Interesting. That seems to be the last refuge for people seeking money to reach out to Saudi Arabia. During the financial crisis, that was a play from the big banks, wasn't it? Layman was reaching out and some of the others. Well, the Saudis just have unlimited oil wealth. And I guess when you have nowhere else to turn, you can turn over that sometimes unseemly rock and try to shake some money out. It doesn't seem to work so much. Maybe because the Saudis are good business people, and they don't really like spending money on frauds. All right, Danny. So a lot of interesting details came out last week. What are you looking forward to as we head forward in the trial? Why don't you start from the defence side? What do you think they're making of the trial so far? And what do you think they're thinking about how to play it forward? Well, I think that Mark Cohen and Chris Everdell, the two lead defence lawyers, are thinking about who their next client is going to be, because this one isn't working out so well. Maybe because Sam was such a bad client in Toronto to this. He spent the month between FTX collapse and his arrest, trying to convince the world that sure, he'd screwed up, but it definitely wasn't a crime. When he did that, he said a lot of stupid things. And a lot of stupid things will definitely piss off your lawyers because it makes their jobs harder.
A highlight from ELON MUSK & MARK CUBAN GO AFTER SEC GARY GENSLER & ELIZABETH WARREN HAMAS CRYPTO FUD!
"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we've got some breaking news. Billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Cuban are teaming up to stand up against the SEC in a joint amicus brief filed today. The pair voiced their support for the overhaul of the current agency administrative proceedings that allow for the use of in -house judges to preside over cases brought by the SEC itself, prohibiting defendants from the right to a jury trial. And they filed a full brief. It's a lot to go through. So I'm going to let some of the lawyers in the crypto industry go through this and pull out a lot of the nuggets. But folks, this is incredible. Gary Gensler is in trouble. And I'm also going to highlight that next week there are two hearings that are coming up. One is with the House Financial Services Committee. And I told you guys about this yesterday. It's called Examining the SEC's Agenda, Unintended Consequences for the U .S. Capital Markets and Investors. So you have this happening as well. And today we found out that there is a newly scheduled hearing by the House Financial Committee on the next day, Wednesday, October 25th at 10 a .m. It is the Financial Services Committee Digital Assets Subcommittee, which will hold a hearing titled Modernizing Financial Services Through Innovation and Competition. Folks, something is in the works here. Something is cooking up and it's not good for Gary Gensler and the SEC. We know Gary Gensler is taking a lot of pressure, right? The courts are going against the unlawful activities of the SEC and Gary Gensler calling him out. And Gary's taking L after L after L. And the industry is standing up and fighting back. So you have big heavyweights like Coinbase saying, no, we're not going to be pushed over by you. We're going to take you to court and we're going to fight your ass. So right now, his staff is tied up. Right. He can no longer go around bullying these crypto companies because they see the weakness in his armor. They know that the Biden administration as a whole, which is backing Gary and Elizabeth Warren, they are in a weak spot right now. So it doesn't surprise me that Elon Musk and Mark Cuban are doing this. Now, folks, history will tell us that Mark Cuban beat the SEC. He defeated the SEC back in 2013. In fact, the SEC sued him in 2008, accusing him of insider trading. Mark won that battle. In addition, Elon Musk in February of 2022, folks, and I went and looked back for this tweet because I remember him tweeting about it. Someone asked them, what if Elon Musk, Tesla, has been baiting the SEC for years, building their case on the level or corruption, and now they have enough evidence to go public with it all. Grab your popcorn, folks. Elon replied to that. He said, building a case is exactly what I've been doing. Now, someone said starting a fight with the SEC is not a great look. Elon said, I didn't start the fight, but I will finish it. Oh, Gary, you are in trouble, buddy, because these guys are not small fishes. They're whales. They have a lot of money, a lot of resources. And we see that a lot of folks fold when the SEC comes after him because they just don't have the money to fight. Imagine fighting the government, right? Even if you know you are right and the government is wrong, it takes a lot of capital and resources. A lot of folks don't have that, right? But Coinbase, Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Ripple, Grayscale, they do. So this is not stoner cats that Gary can go shake down stoner cats and these NFT projects and do what he wants and bully them. You can't bully Mark Cuban and Elon Musk, especially these guys who have a lot of resources. They have a lot of big legal experts who know everything about the SEC. They know the law in and out. Mark Cuban obviously defeated the SEC. So this is very interesting, folks. Something is cooking up here and I'm here for it. Gary Gensler has to be exposed. I've said many times, I believe the SEC has a job to do, and that is protecting investors. We need that to be in place, right? But we've seen the SEC has fallen far, very far, folks, from their core mission of protecting investors. They've become corrupt and political. Look at the Bill Hinman Ethereum situation, right? Look at what Gary Gensler is doing in his whole lying and causing confusion in the markets. Just look at what Judge Sarah Nutburn said in the Ripple lawsuit. The SEC lacks faithful allegiance to the law. Can you believe that? The courts are calling out a government agency, which is supposed to have integrity, which is supposed to abide by the law and protect consumers. They're funded by taxpayers. They have fallen far from that, folks. It's a shame. It needs to be revamped. And obviously, you know, recently I interviewed Congressman Warren Davidson, where we talked about his bill that he introduced of the SEC Stabilization Act, revamping the entire structure of the SEC so it's not as political, so it's not corrupt like that. I think that this needs to happen. Will it happen tomorrow? No, but we got to start the fight. We got to get the ball rolling so that we can make change happen, folks. And we don't have Gary Gensler, who is a gimp on a leash with Elizabeth Warren and the Wall Street crowd. It can't work like that. These people are supposed to represent us. They're supposed to protect us. But they serve their masters, the highest bidder. Now, something interesting. Gary Gensler was interviewed today on Capitol Hill, in fact. And here's a short clip that I'm going to play for you guys. James Safer of Bloomberg shared the clip. He said, here's a short clip of Kaylee Lenz asking Gary Gensler about the GBTC and other spot Bitcoin ETFs, mostly non -answers, in my opinion, but does talk about the disclosure review team. We've had some insights into their process via the amendments from some of these fillers in recent days. So here's the clip. In addition to receiving that letter last week, something else that happened last week or rather didn't happen was the SEC acting to appeal a court ruling from August in the Grayscale case. Grayscale, of course, trying to convert GBTC into a spot ETF. I know you can't comment on ongoing litigation, but should we still be considering that ongoing litigation, given that lack of appeal at this point? And if not, what happens next? Wait, didn't you just say that you knew I wasn't going to comment on the litigation, but let me just say... But is it still ongoing since you didn't appeal? We didn't appeal last Friday. I think that's accurate. So you could still in the future in another form. But what we have in front of us, just so that the viewing public understands, we have not one, but multiple, I think it's eight or 10 filings that the staff and ultimately the commission is considering for what's called exchange traded products for Bitcoin to be in a security. So the Bitcoin would be held and then there'd be something called an exchange traded product. And that would trade on various stock exchanges. And those filings are in front of us. I can't prejudge any one of them, but there's eight or 10 that we're looking at. Well, there is a large number and there is kind of a narrative in this market. And I wonder if you could put it to rest that someone's going to get to go first. Is that likely to happen or is it likely to be a group approval? If you're going to have one, a bunch of products could be approved at the same time. Again, I'm not going to prejudge. The staff's doing work on those multiple filings, but it's also about those companies are issuers. See, when a company is actually or an asset manager is seeking to take something public, these exchange traded products need to register with the S .E .C. and they go through a filing somewhat similar to going public like an IPO. And so it's really the work of our division of corporation finance that gives feedback. Our division of trading and markets, of course, looks at the filings of the exchanges. Well, and we know the issuers have had interaction with the staff questions the staff has asked that issuers have tried to address. Do you have a sense at all of whether or not the attempts to address those questions and issues have been productive, fruitful, changed anything? Again, this is this is a time tested process that goes back decades. It's like the staff of the S .E .C. and it's called the Disclosure Review Team. But in that group, they respond and give feedback to potential issuers. But I don't have any details on those individual conversations. All right. Chair Gensler, thank you very much for joining us on Bloomberg Television. We appreciate your time. And again, happy birthday. And Guy and Alex, we'll send it back to you. So as you can see, Gary Gensler, just nothing, just hot air coming out of his mouth. Right. Because we know he's a puppet on strings. But one of the things that he did confirm is that, hey, we didn't file an appeal. And the deadline was Friday, October 13. So I think it's clear they don't see the ability to win an appeal. That's good news. But obviously he's talking about all the team is reviewing this and that and yada, yada. It's just horseshit, in my opinion.
A highlight from Suspiria (2018) (Horror/Supernatural) Movie Review
"What's happening everybody, Kira and Ben back again. So last week we kind of kicked off Spooky Season with Cannibal Holocaust and this time we're going into a different type of horror. Today we're going to be talking about 2018 Suspiria. Ben, we were talking a little bit off screen, off camera about this, but tell me your history with the movie. So I had never heard of it. You had suggested it and I was like alright cool because you get some great suggestions and then I turned it on and I saw the lady from the Doctor Strange movies, the very first Sorcerer Supreme, so I was all excited because I think she's great and that's where it stuck off. Awesome, yeah. So obviously this is a huge favorite of mine and we will talk about our opinions later because I want to hear everything that you have to say, but I was first introduced to this because movie I was such a fan of the original, the 1978 one by Dario Argento and then of course when I heard that they were doing a remake I was obviously hesitant, but I do like the remake. I do think it is really good in certain aspects. I think Luca Guadagnino, I'm so sorry again you guys, my pronunciations are bad, I think he did a really good job paying homage to the original while keeping his fresh and exciting and who doesn't love some witches? Right, covens, covens and I grew up in Lynn's Salem area so I actually got to see and hang out with some witches in my lifetime so I thought that was pretty cool. You know of course I have my own thing about witches, they're not always evil like people portray so like you know, you know, harm me none, you know, I've been around them where I know that they don't actually want to harm anybody, they just want to do good and study nature so, but you know, there's also the bad aspect of everything and you know, the good and bad so I thought it was pretty cool. Absolutely and what I like about these witches is they kind of just harm their own, like obviously there's like that one scene when they're like playing with the police officers and things like that, but I like these kinds of witches, these kind of sort of lurking, wanting power witches, I don't know if there's another word that I'm thinking of to grab that. I totally got it, I thought the fact that, you know, if you listen to what they say, they were there during the, you know, during the war and they were like, they were the only source of escape for women at that, you know, for that time period and I mean of course it's fictional but you know, really if you think about it during World War II there was no escape for women, I mean there was a manpower organization like the SS and all them and if you were a woman at that time period, well you were screwed. Absolutely and what I like about this movie, similar to, what was the movie we just did, oh, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, there is such an absence of men in the film that I think is really refreshing, even the male, the psychiatrist that we see who counsels some of the girls is actually also played by Tilda Swinton, so she plays two roles in the film. Oh really? Yeah, so that's her in drag. Oh that was awesome. Isn't that awesome? This is an amazing job because I did not realize that. She looks so good, the makeup in this movie is so good and there's a scene that we're gonna talk about later because you know me, I'm all about practical effects versus CGI and if you guys know the scene I'm referencing, you know it's brutal and you also know there is no CGI involved, so I think that is very, very cool. So let's dive into the story for those who aren't familiar. So we are our main protagonist, Susie Bannon, she is traveling all the way from America, I like assume in my head it's Oklahoma, I don't know if it is, she's on a farm, what did you get or if I'm misremembering? I think she came from the farm but then she went to New York because she said she watched the lady do the play in New York. Right but she said she had to take a bus to New York. Oh did she? Oh yeah. Maybe Philadelphia, I don't know you guys. I don't know, she said she saw it three times though, so I mean. Maybe Philadelphia. She's on a farm. Yes, yeah, she's a farmer. She's on a farm and she goes to New York to see this play because this is, because she is applying to go to the dance academy in Berlin and so she is obviously a huge fan of the work, she memorizes the dance from VOC, which is what they end up performing and she's so excited to come in, she feels like she's being drawn to this place, this is a phrase that she uses over and over again, is that something was pulling her to this dance academy and she goes and obviously she only starts waves because she is so good and the teachers, aka the witches, can see that in her and while this is happening, one of the other students has gone missing, we see her first in the beginning is played by Chloe Grace Martinez and we see her go missing and it's kind of like, oh what's happening and you kind of, as we're learning about Susie and we're learning about the dance studio, we kind of see the unravelings and kind of the tensions that are building and as of right now, to our knowledge, everything is set not against a supernatural background. Yeah, yeah. They give hints when she's talking to the psychiatrist but you don't actually know what's going on. Absolutely. She uses phrases like she's in my head, I can feel her, she's trying to control me. It's all very interesting. So then Susie decides that she is going to ask to dance the lead role in the VOC. Now this role, the role of the protagonist is supposed to be incredibly difficult to dance and is an incredibly hard dance. Now Tilda Swinton's character, Mother Marcos, does not believe that she can perform this but she allows her to and while this has happened, the scene right before this I should have said, another girl in the dance studio starts freaking out in rehearsal, starts calling everyone witches, is crying hysterically, is very upset and I think it's Blanc takes her and she says, okay, go outside, we're going to talk and kind of leads her into this sort of secret auditorium and it is actually a secret rehearsal room covered in mirrors. Now Susie has come to the front and she says that she is going to dance the role of the protagonist in VOC and Mother Marcos, Tilda Swinton's character, touches her feet and I love the subtlety of this like motion of her touching her feet and you kind of see that power going in, that sort of like energy transference and that I think is the first main tip off of the witches and from that Susie starts to dance and she starts and stops because she messes up the first time but while she's dancing, it keeps panning to the scene, in the room where the other girl is and as Susie starts dancing, this girl's bone, this girl also starts dancing but in the reverse of what Susie is doing, so it's like everything that Susie is doing is happening to this girl but instead of controlling the motions, her bones are breaking and she gets contorted into this horrifying mess and this is the scene I'm talking about, it is all practical effects. Yeah, it's pretty cool. She gets twisted like a pretzel and you see her agony and every time the girl makes a step or a move or something, she just twists a different way and you just hear the bones cracking and it was really gross. It was really gross but it's also crazy, it's awesome. So while this is happening, obviously it is happening without the knowledge of Susie or we should assume it's happening without the knowledge of Susie and once she is completed, she has to go lie down because she's exhausted and Tilda Swinton seems to be very pleased with what she was doing and the next scene is I love the visual. So one thing I love about this movie is the visuals of it. I think it is so visually stunning, similar to the original which is also visually stunning and I think what is so good about it is Luca Guadalajira does a great job. Even though this movie is so contrasted to the first, it is still within the same veins, I believe. So we have Dario Argento who is very neon, very bright. You have this incredible, vibrant background that all these horrors are happening against and then in Luca's, it is much darker. Everything is much more grey, it's very monotoned and with that, I think it's because it's telling a different story. In the original, you don't have the backdrop. Obviously, it's still set in Germany but they don't focus on the backdrop of the war as much. So this one was introduced as a substory which people during its release debated if it was very relevant to the story but I think like you had said, it talks about giving women an escape and it kind of sets I think the tone of this kind of searching and escapism and trying to leave the situation that you're in. Yeah because if you listen to what the doctor says, his wife got separated from him and she gets trapped and she has to go to the concentration camp and things happen to her. So you can see what a woman by herself had to deal with compared to what a woman in the dance group had to deal with. So they were protected in the dance group whereas the wife wasn't protected and later on, one of the witches comes and says stuff to him that she knows happened and I think for me, it was a way of showing the contrast of is this what happened to her and I think in her mind, she was like had she been with us, none of that would have happened to her. It was really cool. It was. I think it is fine just like you said. It adds more to the story but I can see where the same criticisms were like it is pointless. So after that, now Susie is dancing and they are going to perform the show and they do a fine job. It's a fine show. What happens after is so Susie is befriending Sarah and Sarah is played by the ever lovely Mia Goth. I'm a huge fan of hers. Maybe we can talk about doing X or Pearl. Are you familiar with this? Well we can talk about it but so she befriends Sarah and Sarah can kind of feel what's going on. She kind of understands that there's something lurking that is not seen and the witches start to catch on and they are going to punish her the same way that they punished Patricia I think her name is and Susie and as Susie starts dancing and she sees that Sarah is in agony, she immediately stops and kind of chastises them for being like what are you doing? Why are you doing this? And they kind of take Sarah away and that's the last we see of her for a while. Now throughout all this, I love this coven of older witches because I think their relations are so interesting and I thought this in the first one as well. Obviously you're going to have it from the point of view of your protagonist but I always thought like seeing more of the coven and seeing more of their politics I thought would be so cool especially because it's such a large part of this one and I like I love that one scene at the table when they're all like eating in their quarters and they're talking about who they're going to vote for and I think that was really I thought that was interesting. What are your thoughts? Is that when the woman stabbed herself with the scissors in the throat? No. Or is that later on? That's later on. Okay. No, I thought it was pretty cool because like it so when you're talking to the doctor, the doctor talks about the three patriarchs of this coven because he's told by Patricia about this and he names the three patriarchs. So one of the patriarchs is sick and dying because she's old and she has to transfer herself into a younger body. Right. So all of them have done this except for this one matriarch is that needing of a body. That's why they're doing the dance. I think the lady that plays the Sorcerer Supreme she sees in the girl that they have like the girl that is really good at dancing. She doesn't want to do it to her. She's like I kind of don't want to do this to her. You can see like she's starting to become fond of her. I just thought like the contrasting between the three mothers and like their little inner group battle and the other witches around them. Not the three main but the rest of them like all trying to vie for you know sucking up to the one that they wanted to win basically. Exactly and that's what I thought was so interesting and that's what I was saying because it felt like politics and what you wanted to see and it's so interesting that you said that Marcos became fond of Susie because in my mind it always felt like she was kind of grooming her for something in a way that she could see that Susie was strong enough to handle a Suspirium but was still hesitant and didn't I don't think realize because I think she could also see the pull in her but couldn't recognize what it was because she would always say this one is so strong. Yeah I think when she came into the room mm -hmm and she said you don't have to do this you can leave right now I'll make you forget that's when I realized that she actually gave a crap.
A highlight from Sarah Buckley | Frolic & Fare botanical food blog
"Welcome to Available Worldwide, the podcast by, for, and about the accompanying partners of the U .S. Foreign Service. Welcome to Available Worldwide. This is Stephanie Anderson here today with Sarah Buckley of Frolick and Fair. Welcome Sarah. Thank you. So Sarah, let's get started with our quickfire questions. First of all, your business is Frolick and Fair, but in one sentence, what do you do? I make food and take photos of it and style it with plants. Okay, great. What other hobbies do you have? What do you do for fun? I love anything crafty, artistic. I have two kids. They're both incredibly artistic. So if I'm not working on the blog, we are like on the floor coloring or making something pretty much all the time. Do you allow glitter in your household? Not if I can avoid it, no, but sometimes it just, it makes its way in. What about impractical things you carry around the world with you? I always ask this question since all of us move so often. Is there anything impractical that you always bring with you? Absolutely. I have a whole collection of dishware since I'm a food photographer. So I mean, right now I have an entire closet of antique forks and old dishes and random pots and it's incredibly impractical. I can't downsize. I'm just constantly getting more and yeah, I plan to bring it all over the world with us and it doesn't travel well either. They're fragile. So probably the most impractical thing that I carry around the world. Is it a collection that you started before you began your business? Was that collecting a passion before? I mean, I do think subconsciously I might've become a food photographer because I love dishes so much and I didn't really have an excuse to buy them and now they're part of my business. So there's the excuse there now, but no, it wasn't something that I was collecting before. All right, next question. What is your superpower? I am the kind of person who just will not quit. I will be doing and working on something for years and we'll keep going even long before I see success. I can convince myself to just stay focused and to keep working on something. And the last question, and I will say you were the first person to ever agree to answer this question, but Sarah, how are you doing for real? Yeah, I'm a little bit stressed right now. We have a husband who's traveling for work. So, you know, just solo parenting, I find challenging. I give single parents so much credit. So yeah, just solo parenting, struggling a little bit with the beginning of the school year. It feels like everything is so fast paced, not really into it, but but yeah, it's just a busy season. And, you know, as we go into the holidays, it's the busiest time workwise for me. So trying to remember to not move at a million miles per hour and take some breaks. Now you are currently in Muscat, Amman, and you didn't PCS this summer, right? You guys have been there for a little while? Correct. Yeah, this is our second year. So let's talk a little bit more about your chronology, your timeline. You used to be a nurse manager and now you're working as a food blogger and a creative. So can you talk us through a little bit about what point in your career did you first move abroad and how did that coincide with kind of growing your family? And just let's talk a little bit about what that transition looked like for you. Yeah, so when we moved abroad, I was still working as a manager remotely. And this was before COVID, you know, before everyone started working online. So in a really short period of time, my job kind of agreed to let me stay on as manager because I really did not want to let go of the job. It was a dream job for me. So I had to really quickly teach myself how to do everything paperlessly and online. And how to figure out the time difference because I spent a lot of time talking with patients. And it was interesting trying to kind of hide from people that I was overseas in a different time zone. You know, I wanted it to feel natural and I definitely wanted my job to not feel me not being there. I held on to that job for as long as I could. And I remember showing up to our post and Tunis with a one month old getting there and telling my social sponsor, I need internet today. I have work I need to do. And looking back, that feels so crazy. But I really wanted to hold on to the job. And then about a year in, I really felt like I just wasn't doing a good job. You know, I tried, but they disagreed. They wanted to keep me on as the manager. But I did tell them I just would love to keep working there and, you know, remotely train a new manager. But that I knew that I wasn't doing half as much as I was when I was there in person, no matter how much I tried.
A highlight from SEC WON'T APPEAL GRAYSCALE BITCOIN ETF RULING & CALIFORNIA PASSES CRYPTO REGULATION!
"Welcome back to the thinking crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I want to start off by talking about the grayscale SEC Bitcoin ETF situation. Yesterday, Friday, October 13 was the deadline for the SEC to appeal the court's ruling in the grayscale case. Now, we know the three judges destroyed scumbag regulator Gary Gensler and the SEC calling their denial of the grayscale Bitcoin spot ETF as arbitrary and capricious. But what can you expect? We're dealing with a scumbag corrupt regulator that is Gary Gensler, who is on puppet strings being controlled by Elizabeth Warren and the Wall Street incumbents who want to destroy crypto startups like grayscale, Coinbase, Ripple and others so that they can come in and take over the market. So the fact that the SEC did not appeal and we're past the deadline, obviously, is a good sign. It's bullish. It means the SEC does not see a way to win this. They are pretty much kowtowing here, right, which they have to the courts are ruling here. And even the folks at Bloomberg, James Safert, who I've had on the podcast, said, look, it's being reported here and confirmed by Bloomberg News that the SEC won't ask the court to reverse its decision on the Bitcoin spot ETF as it relates to grayscale. So what's going to happen next? It's going to be the SEC and grayscale are going to have their conversation started where they're going to discuss, I guess, how they're going to approve this and what else grayscale needs to do. Obviously, we're all waiting for this Bitcoin spot ETF approval to happen. I think the SEC is going to approve multiple at the same time. If they were to approve the BlackRock ETF ahead of everybody else, you know the game is completely rigged. We have some sense it is rigged, but if they do that, it will be really blatant. So I think they're going to approve multiple at the same time. However, this is my opinion. Look, we got world conflict happening. We still got inflation. We still got the Fed raising rates. Liquidity is low. We're still in the quantitative tightening cycle. I don't think now is a good time for this ETF to be approved, honestly. I think next year when things calm down, maybe near the Bitcoin halving would be a good time. The conflict ramps down, dies down. People are not as focused on it. Just normal human life and things go back to normal to a certain degree. Maybe the Fed is ramping down rate hikes or they have paused completely. They start QE. Liquidity is blowing back in. I think that will be the ideal scenario, but we'll see what happens. Maybe I'm wrong and they approve it sometime this quarter and maybe it does well, but we'll see what happens. The one thing I want you all to expect though, there's not going to be capital flowing in overnight into these ETFs. I think they have to be fully, the groundwork has to be set up. The marketing has to be there. Once again, people essentially wouldn't want to be focused on investing. Right now, people are not really focused on investing. I'm talking about the general public. Just keep that in mind. Now, speaking of the SEC, we have an update here as it relates to Coinbase versus the SEC. Paul Grewal, chief legal officer at Coinbase given updates on their response to the third circuit and it says here the TLDR, the SEC's unilluminating update is mere bureaucratic pantomime and confirms that nothing short of mandamus will prompt the agency to take its obligations seriously. We respectfully request an order to the SEC to act on Coinbase's rulemaking petition within 30 days. We appreciate the court's careful consideration of this matter. So remember the SEC filed their response and it was a bullshit letter. It pretty much was nothing in it. It was just a delay tactic. So I appreciate Coinbase putting the pressure. That's what we got to do. And we saw the judge already in these cases with Coinbase versus SEC is calling out the SEC saying like, what are you guys doing? What's a security? What's not a security? You approved Coinbase to go public. You knew what their business was. So what are you doing now? It's not like they're charging fraud on Coinbase. They're just saying you're selling unregistered securities, yet they won't say what is a security and what's not. Even the scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, before Congress, can't even answer what's a security and what's not. It's ridiculous. We're dealing with a government agency that is funded by our tax dollars that doesn't abide by the law, that are hypocrites and liars. Even Judge Sarah Netburn in the Ripple lawsuit said the SEC lacks a fateful allegiance to the law. It's pathetic. But we got to keep putting the pressure on this corrupt scumbag bureaucrat and he will be exposed. He lost in the Ripple case. He lost in the Grayscale case. And I believe they're going to lose here with Coinbase. So I appreciate Coinbase, you know, putting the pressure and we got to keep doing the same thing. Contact our representatives, share the facts on social media and expose these lies. Now some good news, folks. And this involves Governor Gavin Newsom out of California. Now, whether you love Gavin Newsom or you hate Gavin Newsom, that is one thing. Let's put it to the side. That's a whole other conversation. But folks, California, they passed a crypto licensing bill, which is really good, folks. Gavin Newsom signed this yesterday. So here's the headline. Governor Newsom signs crypto licensing bill in California. Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law a measure that would regulate California's crypto industry, home to nearly a quarter of the blockchain companies in North America. This is being reported by Bloomberg Law. But I'm going to jump to another article here, which gives the full details because Bloomberg wants me to pay to read, which is annoying. So according to the report by Bloomberg Law, this first law aims to establish basic regulations for crypto companies operating in California, making them obtain state licenses and meet specific requirements related to reserves, disclosures and audits. The law also covers assets backed crypto currencies like USDC and USDT, so stable coins, making it mandatory for them to keep complete reserves, which would impact algorithmic stable coins that rely on different mechanisms to maintain their pegs. This crypto regulation bill was passed in August 2023, a year after Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a prior version of the crypto bill stating that California needed a more flexible approach. So, folks, this is great, great news. It is logical, reasonable things. There's no overreach here. If you are a centralized exchange or a stable coin issuer, you have to have your reserves. You have to provide audits. You have to make sure you're abiding by the laws. We don't want any more FTX or Celsius things, no commingling, no lying, no pulling customer funds to go trade it, right? Like these idiots, Caroline Ellison and Sam Bankman Fried and even a scammer, Alex Mashinsky. No more of that nonsense. The industry needs to raise its standards. All exchanges decentralized need to be audited, whether it be monthly reporting or quarterly reporting it, sending it to the licensed agencies in the States and it's being reviewed, right? I think we can all agree with that. You can be a very pro -crypto person, very much into decentralized exchanges and defies, but we can't ignore that there's going to be centralized entities in the market. They need to abide by the law. They have to follow these best practices. We can't have what happened last year happen again. That was ridiculous, right? So this is a great move, great bill. And it's sad that the States have to do this and the federal government is not doing it, right? But the good thing here is that the States moving ahead will force the hand of the federal government because it's not just California. It's Wyoming, it's Texas, it's New York and many more are passing comprehensive regulations. So this is a really great move, really happy to hear about this. And obviously there's a lot of crypto companies in California, some like Ripple and others. So really, really big crypto regulation bill here, folks. And here's what Tim Grayson, who is an assembly member in California, tweeted out. He said, today, California is taking the necessary step to regulate a market that is volatile risky and in some cases deliberately rigged against everyday consumers. Thank you to Governor Newsom for helping ensure that our state leads in fostering responsible innovation. Folks, this is huge, huge, huge, huge. I can't, once again, I'm not endorsing Gavin Newsom here, so please, please don't get me wrong because California has a whole lot of problems and other things happening. But as it relates to crypto, this is a really great move. And I think game theory is going to play out. Other states are going to follow suit and follow the direction of California, which is one of the largest states, folks. So a move in the right direction. Now I want to highlight a great, responsible and safe exchange that is Uphold, which is a sponsor of this podcast. I've been a user of Uphold since 2018, so I can vouch for this platform. I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO and many folks over the years. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade 37 fiat currencies and precious metals on this platform and easily switch between crypto, fiat and precious metals. It's pretty cool. It's a unique platform. And once again, I can vouch for it because I use it. I use it for trading and much more. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Now, folks, as we're talking about crypto regulations, we know Elizabeth Warren has her anti -crypto army. She's corrupt. She's, you know, three peas in a pod with Gary Gensler and Brad Sherman. We know she's been doing all kinds of nonsense. Well, there's news coming out here. Ryan Selkis said rumor is John Donenberg, Liz Warren's COS, is heading to the White House to replace Bharat Ramamurti. Bharat responsible was for making the admins deep crypto hostility. So talking about the Biden admin, some in D .C. told me to wait and see Biden soften with Bharat gone. If Donenberg is in, that won't happen. So we'll see. Here's what Caitlin Long, who's battling the Fed right now, said. She said, yes, as Novogratz, Mike Novogratz said, Senator Warren is driving the Biden administration's bus on crypto policy. Biden cut that deal with her long ago. And that's why she gets to a place or gets to place her people at the White House in key agency positions. This was an open secret in D .C. And it's now no longer a secret. P .S., where is the press on Biden's Warren deal to let her pick White House economic staff and financial services appointees? This has been an open secret pretty much since Operation Choke Point 2 .0 began in January. And I haven't seen it reported yet. Any ideas? Ryan Selkis and Nick Carter, she said, and Novogratz, I think you said in an interview on stage at Mainnet that Warren's senior staff didn't agree with her. Let's hope John is among those you are alluding to now that he's at the White House. Folks, we shall see what happens. My hope is that Biden overall losing popularity and with different things economically and, you know, Elizabeth Warren going crazy over crypto and the industry fighting back and Gary Gensler taking losses in court, you know, take some wind out of her sales. It's Senator Elizabeth's sales here and take some power away from her. And maybe the people Biden has around him, you know, who are anti -crypto get kicked out. You know, we can see next year is a election year. So we'll see what happens. Maybe things soften up. The Bitcoin spot ETF gets approved. You know, I think we're moving maybe out of the eye of the storm with this operation choke point. We'll see. You know, I think the court law losses for Gary Gensler really help the causes here. Even with Caitlin Long, the court denied the Fed's request to throw out her lawsuit against them. So the lawsuit is proceeding. It's going to discovery. So these anti -crypto people are getting exposed. And, you know, we hope Elizabeth Warren, her corrupt ass gets exposed as well. Now, the IRS is also putting out some crypto tax rules, which the industry are trying to push back on. So here's the headline. Coinbase tax had calls on IRS to revise crypto tax rules. The IRS is proposed tax rules hinder digital asset growth by exposing restrictions that question their utility. Coinbase is VP of tax wrote Thursday. So great to see the industry is pushing back in a letter disclosed on Thursday. Lawrence Zlakten, if I'm saying that right, a Coinbase's vice president of tax criticized the proposed regulations for imposing an unprecedented, unchecked and unlimited tracking on the daily lives of Americans. In August, the IRS issued a 300 page proposal that revises the definition of a broker in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, including crypto exchanges, which provides guidelines on tax compliance for both the brokers and their clients. Now, many of you may recall the infrastructure bill situation with this, and we're still fighting this. So I'm glad the industry is pushing back. And, you know, these things are not set in stone fully yet. So we have an opportunity to push back and we're seeing more pro crypto governors and congressmen and lawmakers and so forth, even presidential candidates. So we got to keep pushing. We got to keep fighting. And, you know, where we need to rally and call up our representatives and send letters and emails and tweet and whatever we got to do, we will do that. But good to see that folks at Coinbase are pushing back. Now, we've got news here that Taurus expands crypto footprint after Deutsche Bank linked up. So the crypto infrastructure firm Taurus that partnered with Deutsche Bank last month is set to announce more large partnerships with banks soon, exec says. Now, I remember recently Deutsche Bank said they were going to launch crypto custody and they were they're doing this with Taurus. So Switzerland based Taurus, which offers infrastructure to issue custody and trade crypto tokenized assets and NFTs is opening offices in London and Paris. The firm says it expects more of the region's banks listen to this folks to wade into the crypto space as the regulatory environment becomes more clear. Folks, that's music to my ears. And they're talking about the EU here, right? Because both the EU and the UK have passed crypto regulations. Now, if only we could have that in the United States. Right. Where where are the members of Congress? Where's the federal government on this? So the expansion is part of a bid to better serve institutions that will soon have to comply with the Markets and Crypto Assets Regulation, the MICA law, the European Union Parliament passed the framework in April with implementation expected next year. So great, great news, folks. Very bullish. And let me give you some more details. So Jurgen Hoffbauer from saying that right previously towards his global head of strategic partnerships will lead the London office. He spent more than 10 years at Bank of America, where he served as head of sales for Europe and Middle East and Africa. Folks, a lot of the legacy banking TradFi folks are coming to crypto and they're helping to build out the crypto infrastructure for institutions. And of course, you know, they know there's money to be made here. They know this is the future and they're doing it. And this is why we have to be patient. This is why we dollar cost average. We study the market cycles. We look at what these big players are doing, not what they're saying, but what they're doing. And we are positioning ourselves to take profits as the value of our tokens rise. Right, folks? So we have to exercise patience. Taurus raised 65 million dollars in a February funding round led by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank also took part in that round and German megabank linked up with Taurus last month to build out their digital asset custody and tokenization services. Wow, folks, I hope you see what's happening here. And this thing is global. It's not specific to United States. So while Elizabeth Warren acts the fool with the clown Gary Gensler here and delaying and causing all kinds of nonsense, the rest of the world is moving forward. And the great thing about this market, it's borderless. You can be in any part of the world. I've said many times you have a smartphone, you have Internet access and you can be part of the asset class. You can buy a fraction of Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, whatever it is. You can put as little as 10 bucks in each. Right. And you are part of the asset class. And that's something they cannot stop. They would love to. They would love to gate keep it like they have historically and put the borders and say, oh, you have to go through Wall Street and you have to be an accredited investor. Right. They would love to stop that so they can control it. That's why they're fighting so hard. That's why this corrupt Elizabeth Warren. This is a big thing for her. That's why Gary Gensler is doing all the things he's doing. They want to control it, but they can't. The disruption is at their doorstep. They can't stop this thing. They're going to put up roadblocks. Don't get me wrong. Like they're doing, they're slowing us down to causing a bit of confusion. But this train has left the station. They ain't going to stop it. Now, got some news here that Texas County settles lawsuit over wrongful seizure of fifteen thousand dollars from Bitcoin ATM. The lawsuit also aimed to have the court recognize Bitcoin Depot as the lawful owner of the seized money. So I've interviewed the CEO of Bitcoin Depot and this is an interesting case here. So authorities in McClellan County have settled a lawsuit with Lux Vending operating as Bitcoin Depot following the wrongful seizure of fifteen thousand dollars from one of its Bitcoin ATMs. The lawsuit was dismissed after the county acknowledged the funds were improperly confiscating following a scam that targeted an 82 year old Crawford woman. Local media reported Thursday the scam was reported by the elderly victim who was deceived into withdrawing fifteen thousand dollars in cash and depositing it into a Bitcoin machine. This reportedly followed her falling victim to a ransomware attack initiated by a malicious email link. Legal action had originally been filed against the county investigators for allegedly violating due process. They had obtained a warrant to seize the funds from Bitcoin Depot kiosk located at a court recognized Bitcoin Depot as a as the lawful owner of the of the seized money. McClellan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, who had previously stood by his the actions of his officers, declined to comment on the lawsuit's resolution or on Judge Scott Felton's admission that the funds had been seized erroneously. KWTX News reported. So interesting case happening here. And, you know, one of the layers here I want to highlight is that crypto is becoming a big part of society in the mainstream and the average everyday things that may occur, whether it be crime, whether it be just different things in life. Right. That happens that we don't control or had nothing necessarily to do with crypto that it's popping up in cases and all forms of regulations and law now need to be developed around it. So that's a great sign of adoption. I'm not saying what happened to this lady is a great right. Obviously, that's another issue with malware and scammers and elder abuse and all these things. But in the sense of adoption and this being part of the society, just as the Internet became part of a society and there were bad things that followed that, but obviously a lot of great things. Right. Same thing is happening here. So it's pretty, pretty interesting. I like to look at these things from a psychological macro societal human behavior standpoint, because it also tells a story of the direction we're headed. And are people moving away from this or are they adopting it? Is it becoming more prominent in our daily lives? And I think we're seeing that for crypto and block chain. Now, I just want to end it here by highlighting one of the partners of the podcast that I and it's a platform I use, Merlin, which allows you to track your crypto exit strategy in a very easy and safe way. Merlin allows you to tie in all your exchanges and ledger data. It does not capture your seed phrases or anything like that. It simply just takes a snapshot of your account and allows you to set your exit strategy. Which price points? I've been doing stuff like this on spreadsheets. It's super tedious and manual. And I've always been looking for some sort of solution. And Merlin is that solution, folks. So I'll be using this for the next bull market. So let's say for my XRP or Ethereum or Bitcoin, I'll set certain price points. Hey, I want to take 30 percent of my chain link or XRP at this price and I can set it in the Apple. Let me know right away, folks, on which exchange it hit that price and I can go right away and execute accordingly. So this is something that will make your life easy and you don't have to be constantly refreshing on coin market cap or, you know, going back and forth between a spreadsheet. So this is one of the reasons I'm highlighting it as a partner, because I'm using this platform and it's great. It's easy, it's safe and that you can plug in, uphold, you can plug in ledger, Coinbase, whatever it is. It is a great platform, folks. So be sure to check out Merlin. Link will be in the description. Go check it out. You can get a 30 day free trial, see if you like it and go from there. Thank you all for listening. Thank you for your support. Hit the thumbs up button, hit the five star rating on the podcast platform and I'll talk to you all later.
Sarah Bright Explains How Your Chakras Can Work For YOU
"How can the chakras help us in our lives, and and a double to this question is, how do I know where I have energy blocks or what chakra, you know, I'm having an energy block or imbalance. For me personally, I know mine are in the lower three, they're always in the lower three, yeah, that's where I always have all my issues, right, so that's my own, and I'm very aware of that, but like how would anybody who's listening know, and then how can they help us, like how can we, I don't know, is it get our chakras in alignment, you know, I've heard that before, but I don't know if that's the correct term, like, oh, your chakras are out of alignment, like I don't know if that's real or not, or how that works, or what does that mean? Sure. Listen, I, in a lot of ways, I'm very much like, what is the, what is the language that helps you understand, then use that language. I know there are people that are very like specific, for me, I prefer imbalance, because that makes sense to me, some people will say things, it's a, there's excess energy in the chakra, or energy in the chakra. For me, in a lot of ways, just where I need to be at my in my life is that let's, what's working for you? How can you feel better? And I think the simplest way to start working with your chakras is to pay attention to your physical body. Because as each of those chakras governs a physical structure, where are you having physical problems that might indicate an imbalance in the chakra? So, knees and hips, all right, that's a root chakra thing. And all kinds of people have those issues. And we think it's because we sit and it could very well be because you sit a lot or whatever, but it also could be, you know, there's, so why do you sit a lot? Because you are not out doing the things that you long to do as part of your authentic self. But there's a lot of sort of interplay here. Shoulder issues, I see a ton of shoulder issues, and I'll find that has is because there's a heart chakra imbalance. If you've ever gone to the doctor with pain, and they're just, they can't explain it. And there's like, we don't know, we don't know what the problem is. I had a couple of years ago, some terrible, terrible nerve pain in my right forearm. I couldn't figure it out in my life. I went to a doctor, they stuck needles in me, they did all sorts of electric shock stuff, everything. And they were just like, Oh, no, you're perfectly healthy. Like, no, there's clearly something wrong. And then a lot of pain. Please don't tell me I'm healthy. Yeah, so what I really had to do was do some internal work. And I couldn't, it was so funny, because like I said, I'm always a student, but you'd think the first thing I would have done was check in with my heart chakra. But nope, I was like, Oh, there must be some nerve damage, right? Right. You would say, always look into physical, there are physical problems. I'm not saying everything is about like your chakra, like your heart chakra balance, you're gonna like that wouldn't make any sense. But for me, that's what it was. I had some work there to do. So I think that's the simplest way to start working with your chakras. Other times, people know they're like, I really feel very unsafe. A lot. I feel unsafe in my relationships. I feel like I can't, you know, share and it can be physical and safety. But a lot of things check in, do you feel emotionally safe in your relationship? Well, check it out, because that's probably some root stuff sacral going on. And then, so you can identify those, they're just very simple sort of self analysis, which is, I know, kind of scary for a lot of people to think about, like really being introspective, but it does work. Just sit quietly, you have a lot of headaches, right? That could be an indication that your third eye is trying to open and you're, you've closed yourself off to something that you need to see. And, you know, just thinking about what that could be. And the way that helps us is then we can start to address those issues. And I think like a lot of people, I think acknowledgement, acceptance is the first step towards healing anything. It's really hard to solve a problem if you don't know the problems there. So that's one of the things that we do first is like, let's identify it, let's identify it based on your emotional state, your physical state. Where's this energetic problem based on these things that we can exist and experience in the real world? And then if it's your root chakra, you don't feel safe, you don't feel secure. Well, we can look back, like a lot of therapeutic techniques with counselors and psychologists and stuff, we'll look back at the developmental ages. Well, that works on the chakra system too, but we can also work like directly on the problem. You know, do we do visualizations of energy into the earth through your feet? Do we work on getting out into nature and reconnecting with the earth element around us? These things are very balancing, very grounding. How do we start to develop, if you feel unsafe, the trust in yourself? And that's the process of starting in the root of finding your authentic self and honoring your authentic self, right? Intentionally making choices that serve your authentic self, starting to pull away some of those things. So that's sort of how it helps. And I find that people who then work on that, first of all, like you can be working on one chakra and then all of a sudden you feel like you've got problems in the other. Eh, that's just kind of the nature of it. It's an energetic system, things ebb and forth. You're moving energy, so of course it's going to loosen up some other stuff, right?
Discover the Ancient World of Chakras with Sarah Bright
"I'm really excited to talk to my guest Sarah Bright today because we are going to learn more about the chakras. I know a little bit about them, but I'm excited to learn more. So Sarah Bright has been working in the fitness and wellness industry for almost two decades, helping thousands of people reach their health goals as a personal trainer and coach. She was a student of the chakras, an ancient philosophy that studies how our energetic world is related to our physical world. Sarah realized that the missing link in most people's wellness programming was the blending of emotional and mental health with physical health. In that moment, a chakra coach was born. Sarah is now the host of the podcast, Your Chakra Coach, and provides guidance and direction for thousands of people in over 50 countries each week, showing them how to expand their well -being and happiness. Sarah makes complicated philosophical systems like the chakras practical and usable in the modern world. She shares a mindfulness practice that actually work and bust myths about meditation with practices that can help relieve anxiety and teach people to create the life they want to live. For more, if you want to find out more about Sarah, go to her website, www .yourchakracoach .com. Welcome, Sarah. Thanks so much for coming to be here with me today. Thank you for having me, Melissa. I appreciate you so much. I'm so excited. Like I said, I wanted to learn, I want to learn more about the chakras. So what was the spark that got you interested? Sarah and I were talking just for a few minutes before we came onto the show, and she said, I'm not an expert. I'm still a student. I'm always learning about these ancient, you know, these ancient, what would you call them? Ancient what? Ancient philosophies, ancient techniques, ancient practices. Okay. Yeah. That's a good word. Those are good words. So what, what like sparked your interest? So when I was 19, I went to a theater conference of all things, and I really honestly don't remember why, but my friend and I wandered into this room where there was a seminar going on using about the chakra system to develop characters. Remember, it was a theater conference, so we were learning to be actors. And I was like, what's happening? I don't know what's going on. And we sat down, we sat down, we think we sat down on the floor. I don't know. And we just started listening to this woman discuss the seven main energy centers that we call the chakras that are the ones that you know of and have seen the rainbow pictures of. And as I was listening to her, I felt something just really deep inside of me that just felt like, oh, I am listening to something true that is important. And I think when people find certain practices, and it doesn't have to be the chakras, it could be anything. It just finds something that really sticks in your soul. And that was it for me. Now, that was a long time ago, because again, like I said, I was 19. You couldn't just like hop on the internet and go look it all up. There weren't even podcasts then, Melissa, that's how long I've been looking at this. So I had to go to a bookstore and buy an actual book. But it really just sparked my interest in learning more about this. I had absolutely no background in this. I came from a family where we didn't discuss that kinds of things. Yoga was considered the devil's handiwork. So you know, I really was not coming at this from a place of any knowledge. And it actually sort of a rebellious move on my part to start learning about something like this. But that sparked my interest. And I have continued to learn for all these decades. There's always more to learn. There's always texts to study. There's always new interpretations to discover. There's always new practical applications. So that was sort of my spark, but the system itself and how complicated and unique yet so practical it is, continues to spark my interest in learning every single day.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"And re-engineering, if you will, society, to a point that's pro human and away from this nonsense that's being subjected on all of us. And they're using it the social media AI is more sophisticated software development, okay? And they're using this as their weaponizing it against us. And you know, it's bad enough that we can automate everybody's job out of existence. It shouldn't be everybody's creativity. We could use it. It could be very extremely positive. But it's bad enough that they're not even, they're not thinking about that. This stuff, it's bad enough that we're having to deal with this. And not not taking a step back and analyzing it from a wise elder standpoint. This is where we can learn off the Native Americans. You get your wiser people with experience figuring out these hard problems because this is a double edged sword. It is either a beautiful technology that we can use to really advance human development, cure diseases, we could all be healthy. We could figure things out that are complex, or we can enslave ourselves. And when you have people who have don't have integrity, they don't have the well meaning of humanity up there, we're going to go towards the opposite direction of enslavement. And it's very scary. Sarah and our last couple of minutes, educator listeners and how they can insulate themselves, protect themselves from these psychological operations that are being implemented by the globalist syndicate or globalist cultists I call it. Well, first of all, you have to turn off the television. Don't listen to Fox News and all these other places, especially the MSNBC's the world. The social media be very careful at what you're watching on social media, what you're listening to, reading, be careful what search engines Google is very controlled. We do a search. It takes you like ten pages down before you find something that's reasonable. I mean, this is all by design.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"And that isn't even AI. A lot of that is just basic computers, software that has been peripherally periphery. Can't even say that word. But widely implemented across society. That stuff can happen now. It just taking a while for this to penetrate through it. I mean, we talked about it in the early 90s, very real. Where whole organizations went from a hundred people to three people based on automation. I mean, I saw that continuously. That stuff is occurring and will continue to occur. And that in and of itself is something that is going to fundamentally impact society. So putting someone like Kamala Harris in charge of this stuff is a complete freaking joke. Well, and back to that. Well, Sarah, and we were warned, right? Many times, but in particular, one of the earliest warnings came in 1961 with the farewell address by Dwight David Eisenhower, the president at the time. When people remember it as the well identify identification of the military industrial complex speech. Well, yeah, but he also said something else. He warned against becoming captive to a scientific and technological elite. I want to play that portion of the clip and your take because he was telling us about what we what we went through, we're going to go through on a number of different planes, including COVID, including what they're now trying to this whole AI issue. Let's play the click clip Derek and then get serious take. Yet in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should. We must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold to balance and to integrate these and other forces new and old. Within the principles of our democratic system, ever aiming toward the
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"This is not a mistake. This is happening, right? I mean, they never put somebody in charge of something from the private sector that doesn't have the ties of being bought and paid for. I mean, you mentioned COVID. Okay, Fauci Burke's, walensky, they don't they're not boots on the ground docs. They're paper push and docs. They're technocrats, bureaucrats, but their administrators, they're not operators. Here we go again. Well, this is even worse though, because at least they were in the field. I mean, she doesn't even have right. It's just a joke. Well, so and with your background in IT, so as many people say, because I've done a couple of shows on AI and people say, you know, Dave, you're painting this picture that it could be so deleterious and that there's significant downside with this. If it's being used in the wrong manner by the wrong people, you know, Dave, dad's fear porn. It's really, even if it falls in the wrong hands, it really can't be that deleterious. Okay, Sarah, you're the person with the IT background. What's your take? I think it's worse than what most people think, well, here's the deal. I think it's a combination of it being a psyop and real, a real threat. I think the, you know, the whole human consciousness stuff, and I think that gets people into kind of the, it's not as serious. If you want to get into that area, look at what Elon Musk is doing with the neural link and attaching people's brains together and a controlling a computer. Now that gets really scary, but if you the real threat, like my daughter, she's a senior, but both of my kids have computer engineering backgrounds and stuff. And she's a senior at the university of Minnesota engineering school in their AI professor. She had a class today.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"Because when it mattered for you to operate with integrity and be authentic, you didn't. And so you can do it when it doesn't matter, but when it really matters, they backed off and put the knives in the back. And that's why I stopped watching them. And so we'll see what they do going forward. So talking about seeing what they do when they go for it. I mentioned in your introduction Syria, you have an incredible background in information technology. So I want to run this byte. This past week, The White House, names Kamala Harris, now this is not from the onion. This is actually true. Actually, when I first heard it, I actually thought it was. White House names Kamala Harris, the artificial intelligence Tsar to quote save humanity from artificial intelligence. The Biden regime, this is from Jim hawk. The Biden regime revealed its plan to slow the development of artificial intelligence, okay? In response to mounting concerns that advancement in AI could replace humanity someday. She has been named AIs are and will be in charge of leading the initiative designed to protect humanity against artificial intelligence. Okay, Sarah. First of all, using Kamala Harris name in within words of the word intelligence is a parody in of itself. But Sarah, your take on this. You know, I start to wonder, are they doing this on purpose to turn it into a joke? Or are they, because they're not serious? I mean, if you're serious about something, you put some people in charge or a person in charge who has that background, right? I mean, we saw all bad COVID and how they managed that was, but at least they had doctors in charge of some of the stuff where people who have had some health administration experience, you know? I mean, I don't even think she understands the fundamentals at all.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"I'm getting quite a few emails about folks actually applauding the fact that at our top of the hour and bottom of the hour news breaks are no longer Fox generated. Well, it took me, it took me years. It took me years and gratefully, they wrote X did what was needed and we now have town hall doing our news breaks as opposed to the bought and paid for globalist cult tentacle Fox News. I have gotten immense grief for 12 and a half years since the inception of this show in telling you that fox was part of the problem not part of the answer. That they are bought and paid for by the cult. The Murdoch sit on the board of the council on foreign relations, a globalist cult think and implementation tank. Well, people started to actually come around my way when Fox was integrally involved in throwing the 2018 election by calling it for the globalists early to influence voting that occurred on the West Coast. And then the 2020 election happened and how they threw it in Arizona and essentially was the key to shutting down 5 states. And then they got rid of Lou Dobbs and then people started, you know, Janet has been saying this for years and maybe is, well then the Tucker thing happened. And as you know, I have issues with Tucker. I appreciate what he's done, but I do believe he presents information that myself and my next guest Sarah west all and a number of other people in the independent media. We have delved into the topics that Tucker was talking about recently. We talked about those issues and dissected them for many years. So he was really late to the party, although at least he showed up. And also my concern obviously has been he goes to certain just a certain way and then backs off.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"Is collapsing. I mean, we're seeing it we have to create something new that's pro human that's better for our children and so that we leave something better for the next generation. So I'm so glad he's here. I was mistaken when I first started talking to him. I thought he had his doctorate a medical doctor in psychology, but he's not he's a medical doctor and he's been a surgeon with kidneys and he's going to explain it. And so I just wanted you to know that the other thing is I want to remind you to go to Sarah wessel dot com and check out my articles, check out my substack. Sarah wessel, that substack dot com. I've been running art because I just wrote an article on the economy. I really looked at the numbers because there were some information going out that wasn't quite accurate. I think the analysis was accurate, but the numbers weren't accurate and so I went and dove in all the failed banks, all the assets, all that stuff and figuring out what was really going on there and it is not pretty. I mean, we are in a serious financial situation, but I wanted to know the exact numbers of that. I don't know, by the time you see this, it probably was last week now. But the article that I wrote was how the current financial situation is eclipsing all of 2008 crisis. And I make an argument for that. And you can see based on that. And there's also a report that was put out by a collaboration of northwestern, one of the best business schools in the country and Stanford and I think Colombia. And they put an article together saying that 200 more banks are at risk of failing if the interest rates persist. And that people who are uninsured pool their assets out of the banks because if you're not sure the FDIC isn't going to assure you, people are pointing their assets out so that combination is killing banks everywhere. So you should read that article. Again, it's at Sarah wessel. Dot com and sign up for my newsletter and support my affiliates at how I keep this show going. And let's get into this really good conversation with doctor Richard amberley. Hi, Richard. Welcome to the program. That's
"sarah" Discussed on DARKWEB.TODAY - Hackers & Cyber SECURITY
"So let me give you a little accepting request. I hope I did a good job. And what did I miss? We have a giveaway. But. I'm sorry. Miscommunication. You said send an emoji. And I was sending a heart and at the same time you were saying that. So I wanted to say that no, I was able to understand everything. So thank you for translated that into Spanish. But I'm sorry for the confusion. It's needed. I love you. I love you so much. You are one of my favorite people. And you are such a kind and generous soul. You know, just coming into spaces and supporting folks. I love your story too. So for folks that don't know how Proto, checking out his profile and learning his story because it's very interesting, and it's very telling all of us should know, you know, a little bit about him. He's a very, very sweet man. So just thank you for coming in. That was so nice of you to come up and thank you, sad how you knew. Yes. And I wasn't planning to come such speaker as well. This is life. Life is what happens to you where you're planning to do something else. And that's it. I love you, Sarah, I love all of you guys. I love you too. I hope the rest of the day treats you kindly. And just give all of your family a big hug for me. Thank you, Sarah. Thank you very much.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"Welcome to business game changers. I'm Sarah westall. I have James rogowsky on the program. I had him just recently for the blood is unvaccinated blood dangerous and we talk all about that. We also he gives an update on baby will. That was my show previously, but I recorded this with him before that one. We do the two parter in one session. So this is what we talked about first. The other one I just put out first because that was going on in the news right then. But this one, we're going to talk about the World Health Organization. He's going to give us updates on what's going on. This is going on right now too. Last week they had 5 days of secret meetings, and he's going to talk about that. That's for the amendments that they're trying to push through again. That's very dangerous for everybody. And then they also had very public meetings about the new WHO treaty. And that one is a big in gelato, putting everybody under one roof and they're going to manage all healthcare for the world, which can't believe we're even in this situation. But what's really scary is these amendments that they're pushing through now in secret. They're trying to usurp our freedom. And I can't believe we're even in a country at this point, where we have politicians that are aren't all over this. Why do we have people not scared to heck that tyrants can take over our country through the means of organizations like the World Health Organization. We've already seen it going down, who in the right mind wants to give away their power like that over their own body. I mean, how dumb can you be? And this is what they're putting and giving them them on a platter. People just need to wake up and say, we got to fight back on this. And how crazy can this be? Let's talk a little bit about some of these people and what they are about. Their eugenicists, their technocracies. So let's look at Canada, what they did. They shut down the country longer than almost any other country in the world. They created this mental health crisis. And they have all these people that are suffering children are suffering. All these people are suffering. At the same time, they have this huge surge of depression and mental health problems. The implemented their new euthanasia program, where there are allowing government assisted suicide. It's not just for people who have terminal illnesses. It's for people who have any kind of illness and they can just, it's the 6 most reason for death now in Canada is euthanasia. And now they're expanding it to depression and poverty and all these mental health issues. So basically they created a mental health disaster and now they're creating a euthanasia program to let anybody who has mental health issues to help them commit suicide. That's the kind of people we're dealing with. People who are sick at this level. We do not want anybody controlling our healthcare. We want it as localized as possible so that people who have skin in the game, people who care are the ones managing your healthcare. That's why you want things localized, not because there is an experts all over the world. It's because the people next you care about you. You want people who actually care about you, controlling healthcare. You want you to control your own healthcare. But if you have to go to an expert because you don't know something, you want people that actually care about their community. Because they live in the community, they care about you, they care about their family. They care. And that's what's missing from this whole system. It's so basic, and I don't know why people can't just see through this. And why there isn't more people fighting back. I don't get it. I know there's a lot of people fighting back, but I don't know why there is an tsunami of people fighting back. If I think about it, I know it's about media. I know it's about hiding the truth from people, and I know it's because they're not informed. But there's enough of us now that are informed that I just don't understand. And I guess the people who aren't formed need to just keep plugging away to try to get everybody informed about this. And that's what we're talking today about. We're going to talk about what's going on and how to inform others. And I hope you get a lot out of this. I hope you share this far and wide. I'm trying to grow my platform, so my presence on platforms, please subscribe and please share my programs with others. It's the only way I'm going to grow. I do think I'm different than most people out there. There's others like me, of course. But I think I'm different in the knowledge set that I bring. And the fact that I am not really political, I am political, but not really. I just have these values, and I hope that my values align with yours, and I just want to focus on issues. I don't want to focus on Republican versus Democrat. I absolutely despise it because I think that it's controlled from both sides. And I just want to vote for people. I can't tell you how proud I was of my own local city community. The city council, the mayor, they dropped through Republican Democrat and they just voted for people. I was so proud of them. I couldn't believe it. After I saw everything being fixed, I wake up and I realize that that's what my own town was doing, I guess I was looking at the people, but I didn't really pay attention to the Democrat Republican. I just figured there, I just figured everybody's doing that and they dropped it. And I think the best people got voted in. I was so proud of them. And it's my own town. So that was pretty cool. You know, there are, there is light. In this world and my daughter said to me the other day, she goes, you know, when you just keep plugging away and plugging away, she was I think the world gives you a nugget, just a nugget to keep going. And it's like, she gave me the wisdom for the day. And I'm like, that's really great. My daughter said that. And I think she's right. So just think about it that way. There's always some nugget that you're going to get if you keep working hard and plugging at it. So anyways, before I get into this family's conversation with James Rogers, I want to remind you to go to my website and sign up for my newsletter. And I want to tell my ebony members that I'm having some issues with them attacking my site. They're using my site to test cards and playing all these games. And so I just shut it all down and we're fixing it. And that will be up soon again. But just so you know, if you're what's going on and why you can't sign up right now, I had to take care of that. But I think I'm going to move my whole platform to another platform. I'm looking into all sorts of ideas. Don't ever want to get into these situations. I've moved my whole website to another country to make sure that it's safe because I had all sorts of issues with my website being taken down back in 2020. And I just, I'm tired of that. And so I have really high security everywhere, but this platform,
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"These types of people trained in those types of techniques, think a little bit more outside the box than the type of physician that sees you for 5 minutes and writes you a prescription. So you need to think about the type of provider that you seek and go with that. And Sarah says she's not a doctor. And I'm not a medical doctor. I have a PhD in toxicology. And I have 30 years experience in human exposure to drugs and chemicals in microbials. And I have a slightly better understanding than most about the big picture and how things interact. But you also, let's face it, you have a better understanding of how drugs work than doctors do. I don't care. What they say, it is what it is. You write the patents for it. You've done patent work. You worked with big pharma. You understand the drugs more than the doctors. Do you understand the solutions? It is what it is people. I'm sorry, but medical doctors are not trained like other people. They have one semester class of pharmacology. That's right. That's where you have a doctorate in it. And my sister is a pharmacist. She always complains all the time, all the doctors don't know what the heck they're doing. And some doctors do, and it's not because they got training in it. It's because they learn and train themselves over the years. And God it themselves. That's a key phrase, sir. Yes. And that's the type of physician that you want to find. That's right. It's hard. And that's something else that's hard to do. So yeah, it's not easy. That's for sure. Okay, I know. I got lucky and I got somebody like that. I'm just like, wow, 'cause I needed a prescription for something. And my doctor died, I think. I can't get old. He had COVID. Yeah, he had a COVID problem. And I think and I can't get hold. He was going to write my prescription. I'm like, oh my God, I need this prescription. And so I just found somebody and I'm like, oh, she's awesome. And so she moved to Texas. She couldn't stand the way things were going, and I'm just like, okay, I love this person. Okay, but that's hard to find. I know it's hard to find. And so you got to work hard to it. You can't just take anybody because they're going to give you really bad advice. Sorry, but that's the way it is. And I can't tell you how many people that I've talked to after having a doctor's visit and they're saying, what do you think of this course? What do you think of this advice and, you know, it's time permitting, I'm happy to do that for folks. It can get stacked up on me sometimes. You've got to be patient. But I try to answer every email and every text that I get. Well, that's just incredible. That's so awesome. You know, I'm so thankful that you are with us and that we have good people like you because once again, this is your field. This is what you're trained in. And so people need to understand that we're not, I'm glad that's why I want to talk to you because you're trained in that.
"sarah" Discussed on Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
"That's absurd. That's incredible. That's why the Surgeon General of Florida said, no, we don't recommend it for males, in particular. Under 40. The authorities know it because they do. They are dragging their feet releasing autopsy results. That's yes. And funeral home directors and the people who are doing the autopsies are actually who are doing the embalming and things. They're coming out and they're whistleblowing on what they're seeing. And it's beginning to fight the disinformation that's been there since day one. But there's a lot of disinformation out there. Unfortunately, the algorithms are, you know, they claim the real live truthful information as partial truth and flag your post and all that kind of garbage. But the distance disinformation fight has to continue. And the fact of the matter is, the heart damage, the myocardial injury that myocardial is just a fancy name for the heart, that injury is trackable in a common, easy to do blood tests that measures troponin levels. And Pfizer and Moderna are now saying, oh my goodness, we didn't know about this risk of myocarditis. We're back and do our own studies. You know what? They knew that this marker was there. They knew that it was possible. It was predicted in that paper. And now all they're doing is they're going to go back and do these studies so that they have their own material to control the narrative of the spin. That's all it is. Well, and I don't know how many people need to die. I mean, this is a question a lot of people have been talking about. I have a lot of my Friends and a lot of people behind the scenes off air ask me how many people need to die. Before people get really serious about pushing back. You know, I'm serious and there's a whole bunch of people that are serious about pushing back, but before the masses get serious. And I'm afraid that when the masses get serious, it's not going to be like when we're serious, it's going to get ugly. Well, we're just trying to do it with presenting correct information and presenting solutions documents and presenting ways for people to stay on this rock when they took the jab or would now have buyers or remorse from taking the jab. But yeah, there's a critical mass that I still don't think we've hit Sarah because there's a lot of people that are just, they still have their blinders on and they're still believing all the propaganda that comes down the pipe and it's easy for you and I to say, oh my gosh, people, what are you listening to? But when you try to disengage from everything you know and put yourself in those
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"They said that the vaccine is doing more harm than the original disease. So they at least came out and said it. This stuff is coming out, isn't it? Oh, absolutely. And more and more people are coming out and I mean, and you can see that with the rising tide of litigation against employers for vaccine mandates. And the article that I read that you wrote about the collapse of the medical system, it's a tragic and it's all because of ripple effects from the vaccine scandal that was imposed on the world by people who should not have been in charge. That's right. And it was really a report that I reposted from health impact news and Brian over there lets me repost all of his really good articles. He's one of the best ones covering it on the collapse of the medical system. I have done other reports of that as well where there's a tsunami of people going into the hospital and things. But the system is collapsing. And that's real. And it falls right in line with the whole collapse of the COVID narrative. The children's health defense just did a did a great piece on that recently about the three reasons why the COVID narrative is failing and, you know, briefly, the three things are the sciences coming out. Politicians are switching stances and it's now pretty well known that the system is geared to protect the vaccine makers and not pay injured parties. Those are the three reasons that COVID narrative is failing. And it took this long because the media companies are censoring. Because they would have known and we could have kept all this from happening to this degree if they weren't censoring. It's censoring everything. I mean, you could go back show after show after show, Sarah, where I hold up that article that shows all of the things that are happening now, were predicted to happen.
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"Recently released a course. How many books do you have? Four, holy cow, Sarah. That wasn't in your bio? Oh, maybe I need to update my bio then. Four books? Yeah, yeah. All right, give us a quick about these books, and then we'll keep talking about monetizing real quick. Okay. So the first book was frugal, and that's where the podcast it came from as well. And that was about the different types of online business models and how to run them affordably. The second book was author preneur, which is about self publishing, because I had self published and still do all my books. The third book was podcast preneur. So it was basically a preneur trilogy, which wasn't my goal or intent. It just kind of how it worked out. And then that's about like podcasting basics, how to start a podcast, stuff like that. And then my most recent book that came out in August is 27 ways to market and monetize a podcast. And that's kind of more, I wouldn't say beginner. That's more like intermediate. Like someone who already has a podcast and they're looking at a market monetize it. So yeah, those are the four books, and usually I give those away for free, at least the ebook version. As my lead magnet basically and to grow my email list, and then the podcast production agency is kind of my main focus now as far as monetizing it on the product and service side. You can also monetize through sponsorships, I don't recommend going the normal route of that, where it's like the CPM model. Unless you're getting tens of thousands of downloads, the way I did it was I actually just reached out to companies directly that I thought made sense for my audience. Because I didn't want like mattress commercials. And reach out directly. This is brilliant stuff. I mean, I'm genuine, reach out directly. This is so good. I'm going to definitely get back to that. So you mentioned you didn't want mattress companies.
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"That then. So they could use the U.S. dollars to help fund this war in Ukraine by doing this. Sure, that's one of the things another thing they can do is they can be bribing people all over the world. I mean, they're trying to wreck other countries democracies. They could be there could be a lot of people in European governments and in the United States government, a lot of people could be secretly working for the Russians and they could be getting paid through that correspondent account. Wow. Okay, so there could be all sorts of other things going on. This is treason at the highest levels if that's going on here. Sure. And this is certain things are very easy to investigate, but nobody will. The fact that the ebd is investment in that bank is very easy to investigate. It's actually written into eurostat reports and eurostat is the official statistics source for the European Union. It's written into that. So the Latvian government won't talk about it. Actually, the Latvian government has gone one step worse. They've designated the secretly reversible privatizations as national secrets or state secrets. As if they were about national defense. So wait a minute. So that development bank small Latvian or that small bank is considered a state secret. So whatever John Kerry is doing in the country, that's considered state secrets. Yes, and if a journalist publishes it in Latvia, he can be a prosecuted and imprisoned, just like if he gave away where the military radars are or something, it's being now it's not really about the military. It's about Latvia trying to hide what it's real national debt is. That's part of it. And that's not supposed to be a state secret. I mean, if you're issuing bonds, you're supposed to say what your real national debt is. But Latvia is saying that it wants to issue bonds, but it doesn't want to tell anybody the truth about what the national debt is. And for some reason, these people carry and Collins and this institution, the EBR D are helping Latvia to falsify its national debt.
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"Welcome to business game changers. I'm Sarah west Dahl. I have Richard gage coming to the program. He's somebody that I've been trying to get hold of for a decade. Granted, I didn't really work as hard as I should have to get a hold of them. But I have tried to message him multiple times and before I even did podcasting. For even did my show, I tried to get hold of him because I have an engineering background and I was watching everything he did and I saw I've been following his work for a long time, but he has put together an amazing presentation, if you will, or facts, that is putting a structure, a pattern together of 9 11 and COVID and just kind of how they're doing these events. It's really important that we're aware of how they do these things. And we've got to wake up more people, and I do think people are waking up in droves. But they're still a lot of asleep. Maybe it's the point where if they're still asleep, they're not going to wake up, but the thing is, is that there's a lot of people who are awake, you know, from COVID, but don't see 9 11, or they just don't see it as something that could be a pattern. And that's what we need people to understand so that when new things happen, we see the pattern. And we stop being naive, and we can put an end to this madness. I mean, we're just sitting ducks waiting to be infected and what the next situation. We can't be like that. We got to put an end to this because it's too damaging to us a COVID was so damaging. And they're just doing thing after thing. And I know we're trying to win elections. I know we're trying to win lawsuits. We have to keep doing that with the win at the local levels. We have to keep suing. We have to put massive pressure. That's how we win is we change the culture. The culture will change the politics, the culture will change things. We can't let down because once you know, like in the intro with what Richard said, once you know, you can't stop. You can't unlearn what you've learned. And we're sitting in this situation just with our jaws open, knowing what's happening. I recorded this before the last election. And so there's a couple of comments. It's not about the election. So it doesn't matter. It's a timeless piece pretty much. As long as I do it relatively soon to put this out, but I did it right before the election. And so there's a couple of comments in here that obviously are different. But I got to tell you I've had a lot of people comment or ask my opinion on the election. And what I said right away still stands. We never fixed 2020. And they're getting even more brazen than ever. They just have been so used to doing whatever they want, fixing the media and just pushing it down our throats. They have no respect for us. And that's what they're doing. We're seeing it now, those of us who are awake are seeing it so blatantly, it's so painful to watch because we know they're just lying and cheating and stealing and doing all these things. And so if anything, it should make me wake up more people. I don't know, but that just means that we have to have even a stronger result. I think they're trying to outlast us. They're trying to break our will. Like a horse, trying to break us. If we give up, they win. But if we grow, we can change the culture we win. If we can change the hearts and minds of the people and change the culture, we win. That's why we can't give up. We just have to keep pushing forward. So before I get into the show, I want to tell you about Christian health ministries healthcare. I know a lot of people are relooking at their healthcare. They have to sign up every year and it's so awful. Unless you really have a great plan with a company that you're with, most people are just sucked dry with healthcare. Plus you don't want to be part of this medical system. Well, the good news is with this program, you can get out of the system and literally because I was looking everywhere for a good program for my family and I saved, I don't know. People are saving upwards of a $1000 a month and getting even better coverage and you're out of the system. So they're not an affiliate of mine, but I have this share ability to share with friends and family. The information. And so I have a link below. And I just want to share with everybody because it's really helped us and I'd save me so much money and I love being out of the medical system. You can pick wherever you want to go and they cover it. As long as you're within and it's a service, it's insurance, so you got to look at the different tiers. But it's really reasonable and they've been really good to work with. So check it out. I have the link below and you may just save over a $1000 a month and get better coverage. That being said, let's get into this long interview. Again, it's a two party. I can't not do long interviews lately because there's so much information that people want to get out. And so I'm putting it into two pieces so that you can hear it in chunks. Look for the second part. If you go to any of my channels or my website, you will find the part two. If you need to search just search for the title and both part one and part two should come up, 'cause I keep it as the same title with just part one or part two or one of two of two. So you should be able to find it, especially on my website at Sarah westoll dot com. Okay, let's get into my long two partner with Richard gage. Hi, Richard. Welcome to the program. Well, thank you, Sarah. Great to be here with you. Well, you're someone I've been wanting to talk to for years. And I'm so glad I was introduced to you. And back in the day, I have an engineering background. So I've always wanted to talk to you. And my whole family of engineers and so you have your group of engineers and architects. What is it? What's the exact name of it? Well, the group that I founded 17 years ago is architects and engineers for 9 11 truth. I'm now independent. With at Richard gage 9 11 in the last year, I've needed to talk about additional issues such as the disease going around. Yes. You may have noticed and the false solution to it. So that necessitated a separation. Well, and you've come to the conclusion that the two events are connected. And there's more to all this, and that there isn't it's not just what we think. So first of all, can you talk about how you got into this and what you've learned in the process, just kind of at a high level? Yeah, you bet. I've been an architect for 30 years. I'm a member of the American institute of architects. And I was shocked on 9 11 that these towers came down. I was just, but I put it away for like 5 years. I'd never heard any alternative theory as to how they came down, or that a third tower came down, didn't know that whatsoever. It was shocking. So I'm on my way back to from a construction observation meeting. In the San Francisco Bay Area, where I worked for a firm and an architecture firm of 15. And I'm hearing other radio, David ray Griffin, talking to Bonnie faulkner on her show guns and butter. And all of a sudden, he's trying to tell us that a third tower came down. What are you talking about? I mean, I'm one of 90,000 members of the American institute of architects and none of us got even one email on this. Which I became aware of was the third worst structural failure in modern history. Yeah. So
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"Much of a line. The answer myself. But i paid for and took line dentsu lessons did he'll yeah we in a girlfriend. I've done line dancing in the past. I'm just not. I don't catch on super-quick so it takes me awhile. Like by the end of the song it and then it's over and onto the next what it actually came and actually paid off because those a family wedding years after and all and they were of my niece All her friends our country music and they put on the son. I was the only adults there that could keep up to the kids. Because i knew. I knew all the tune so it was really cool it out. Yeah so when. You're on this tour him. Do you expect to be part of local. Locomotives exceed like. You're looking for bed news to book at as you go. Yeah i mean. I so i don't have all of my show is planned out yet. i'm kind of going like week by week at this point and then trying to plan some things beyond that I am going to be going to austin which. I'm really really excited about 'cause i've never been to austin texas and i'm definitely very excited to get into the local music scene there and just kind of see what it's all about not being credible jude network with a lot of your peers in the business. i do i have. I have friends that. I've gotten quite close to Sometimes i i still get weird about using the word networking on a i think i feel like when i think of networking. It's like meeting meeting someone so they can do something for you or something like that. You know what i mean. That's what i'm thinking. When i hear the word networking where i guess. It could be construed as that. But you know what i mean and so like for me i just i really genuinely like love meeting people and finding you know people that i really connect with and end just having like close connections and friendships so i mean i keep up with with You know my friends that the on we're all on the same path you know hoping to rise together doing whatever we can to help each other there along the way and support each other and stuff so i keep up with my friends. You know i. I guess that's the same thing as as networking about my network just happens to be my friends. Just describe network a guess funny. So is there any collaborations that you've done or we'll be doing. You'd like to talk about So i don't actually don't have any Collaborations plan right now. I'm i'm i'm pretty much a solo kinda gal this point in my life I'm trying really hard not to get distracted. I started doing a lot of coal. Writes last year Which are super fun. I like to do so writes But at the same time. I feel like it distracted me from time that i could've committed to my own like solo career. You know so. So i try and i try and stay super laser focused at this point until i can afford to do a collaboration and makes sense. What about on your videos. You do all your videos yourself. So no i am. I do have people that. I will reach out to to do my music videos. And my larry videos and as well as you know in studio. I've got a producer for that. Jason wyatt he was just my My producer and elliott dirtier. Did my use my engineer. And everything. So i have. I do have a team that i that i work with Just not like music. Collaboration wise The video Which video that you've collaborated with with. Some routine is your favorite Baton quite a few. Yeah that's kind of a hard one Fast money booth was really fun. Because i got to hang out with a whole group of jeepers at maryville talk see and we just wrote around and deep all day and hung out and it was really really fun I also really like My worth the die music video because the group in that music video actually met two of them in an elevator that morning and The rest of the people are people that just happened to be in their group. I was. I had some friends that were supposed to be coming to shoot the music video. You know being musicians were all outlaid or whatever so the morning of a lot of them you know. They told me like. I can't make it sorry about that. So i was basically about to go. Fine people on broadway to be a part of this music video. And i met this couple in an elevator. I asked him. I said They're probably in their forties. And i said. I said you guys want to be an music video. They looked at each other and they looked at me and they said you want us to be a music radio. I said. I said i don't want you to be in a music video and They had said they're like well. We're we have like a group of people with us. And i was like at how many they're like thirty. I'm like yes. Bring them all up. So just as whole group of thirty strangers came up and was a part of my music video. They came to my show that night from the grand old opry and they were singing my song at the top of their lungs and it was just. It was an awesome experience and that would be. Yeah it was very would be watching that video you would never know. It was awesome. They were they were just the greatest they were the greatest group. They just were awesome. Because i mean music videos you have to you know. Play things eight times in a row and get different shots and everything and you know their trip to nashville. And they were. They were in. They were in it. You know they were. They were for it. They were excited about it. And i had such a great time with that group and they were. They were amazing amazing story and you would never know what you forcing to. They were professional actors. Yup nope just just a bunch of visitors to national having a good old time. So we're supposed to find you. It's facebook. Facebook is great to find me and also instagram. Both are just sarah martin music sarah with an h martin likely guitar music like it's spell in any other.