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Suspect in Long Island Shooting Was a 'Troubled Employee'
"Should support. Police on Long Island say a man who killed the manager and wounded two workers at a grocery store was a troubled employee who had been reprimanded in recent months for threatening and sexually harassing colleagues. Gabriel will finish shopping CART collector
Fresh update on "shopping cart" discussed on John Catsimatidis
"Have thunderstorm warnings and watches up for the tri state. The forecast coming up It's a day in court for the alleged suspect in Tuesday, stop and shop shooting in West Hempstead, 31. Year old Gabriel do it, Wilson pleading not guilty to one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder during a virtual arraignment. He was ordered held without bad, said Day in America. When people get shot going to work, Gabriel do it. Wilson is accused of shooting to store employees and then killing a store manager who reportedly refused to give Miss job back as a shopping cart collector This woman was buying grocery said that Time and heard the gunfire maybe four or five shots. Then everybody started running around. Wilson, who's 31 is said to have a history of mental problems. I'm Sara Lee Kessler for 77 W. ABC News making a covert 19 vaccine appointment for anyone over the age of 60 is getting easier, Governor Cuomo says Starting Friday, Anyone 60 Plus could walk right in Get a vaccine with that on a point you don't have to go on the Internet. You don't have to make a phone call. You don't Have to do anything. Just show up. Mess in Chicago Yanks hosting the Braves. Nick's host, the Hawks that's played Toronto in Tampa. Traffic.
Faster Horses & Product Myths
"Always been annoyed with the quotes from the steve. Jobs is and the henry. Ford's where it's like if i don't do focus groups if i'd asked people what they wanted they would have wanted a faster horse and instead i get built on a car. Here's why those quotes number one. It's unlikely you have the resources. That steve jobs and henry ford did by the time. Steve jobs was. I think it was twenty. Who's worth a million by. The time is twenty one hundred ten million. By the time he's twenty two is worth one hundred million and a lot of that was on the back of this incredible once in a generation. Invention that steve wozniak had designed it was called the apple one. And that's what made them. They have all this amazingness. After that steve jobs then proceeded to launch failure after failure from the lisa to the original macintosh which eventually became successful but it was a train wreck when it launched to the apple. Newton fail fail fail. Who's running the company so poorly that he got kicked out the board voted him out and you know he went off. And if you read the book. I think it's called becoming steve jobs. It's about the a lot about the interim years and how he matured during that time and then he did figure himself out when he came back to apple in the late nineties he was amazing and he was an amazing not only business product person before that yes. He was a good marketer. Yes he could talk yes. He could stare at people and convince them to do things that they were. You know maybe shouldn't do. They were scared to do he could. You'd say it's either persuasion intimidation or something. But he was not a great product person in the early days was wozniak and obviously jobs learned this and did become that overtime. All that said these luminaries are quoted. In and i feel like it's this myth of she. Should you listen to your customers or not. There's an in-between. Because when henry ford says that people would have asked for a faster horse. That's like saying i asked my customers what they wanted and they said that they want a button in my interface to download and then make changes and re uploaded. So are you going to give them exactly what they want. Or you going to put your product hat on. Maybe your vision hat your founder gut feel hat and say that's a dumb idea. There's a ways your way to do that. Why don't i just build a lightweight kind of accel manipulation widget within my app and on. This is just an example. I'm saying that's the best the better or the worst way to do it. But if you're product person you never take customer suggestions and build what they want because you wind up with crap software you wind up with a million settings you wind up with terrible. You actually end up a terrible. Ui because customers are not product people. They're not experts for the most part in general so when henry ford says they were asking a faster horse i put on my visionary my product tat and i think what are they act. What's the job done. Well they want something that moves faster than a horse so what can do that. We'll trains can do that these days. Right locomotives in what is one thousand five hundred. Ten locomotives can do that. So can we build a locomotive that run something. that's not on rails right that's the type of innovation that that ford put into place so to take his quote and to act like don't listen to customers at all. I think a grave misuse of that as product people and that instead of taking exactly verbatim literally what customer said and building that into your app. There's a balance here right. It's that product vision that you have. Where do i want my product to go. And how do i want to feel and how they want it to be used to build in it and not build in it. What i wanted to become not become because i tell you. In the early days of drip people want us to build affiliate management software into it because a competitor had it. They want us to build shopping cart into landing pages where all these things that other competitors had built and we're opinionated enough that we said our opinion is that we should integrate with best of breed and so we have thirty five tier one integrations by the time we were you know year and a half two years into drip and that was the approach. We take that was our opinionated stance on whether we're going to make this thing and all in one. i'll say monstrosity. All in windsor monstrosities. But that's what i felt like is that would be a worst in class and we'd have five tools built into one or we could be best in class marketing automation and integrate with the other. Best in class. So that's my stance on this whole henry ford quote and i'd love to hear your thoughts. Maybe i'll tweet this out to get a conversation going because it kills me every time someone says it. It rubs me the wrong way that it's it's touted as this this big grandiose thing of. I'm such an innovator look at me and it's like no you actually. Yes you did you invent head and you did. Innovate in the way that you solved customers problems but then don't go back and say i didn't do anything customers we're asking for because they were actually asking for a car they just didn't know it.
Interview with Jon Stine - Open Voice Network
"Today we are talking to john. Stein voice network. If you have not heard of his organization you need to check it out. And that's what we're talking about primarily today so welcome to the santa marketing. John thank you so much opportunity. Go hey introduce yourself your background. And how open. Voice came about led to stein based on portland oregon and background. I in retail and then in technology if the past twenty years first intel corporation and cisco systems that backed in a while. I was at until i'm at a coffee shop near the campus of mit about four years ago. The more than four years ago in sitting down with some friends and professors at mit. And we were. I thought heavens we were in boston. Nitsa summer we talk about the red sox or we talk about the weather or something in one of them. Raise the question. What do you think would be the technology that most might reshape the relationship between consumers and patients and clients constituents individuals and the various organizations that work with on a daily basis. Peter retailer healthcare provider financial services institution. What technology is going to be most important between individuals in those organizations. Will you ask that question. And twenty six tino put ourselves in the way back machine and you think oh my goodness what are. The technologies do your. Everyone is talking about well. Of course you talk about a You talk about m. l. You talk about a rv. Are i o t blockchain etc. You know all the usual suspects and it came around. And i said well. This voice thing is voice assistant thing in what it might mean to the day to day relationship say between a shopper at a brand between a patient and a provider in just the ease in ability to ask questions say yes replenishing order order. Your your your prescriptions. Do whatever but all of a sudden the presence of a kind of persona of a brand new. We're talk one voice in marketing year. The persona of a brand with you all the time listening to you speaking to you responding to with a that led to research that led conversations and that led to a big question which was if we think this is all going to be so exciting and tremendous and transformational. What would it take. What must be true in order for that to happen. And it's from that question. The open voice network then began to emerge very cool. So you like your background was in retailing. All these different companies. You're with your title kinds of things. Were you in technology. At the time. I was no evanson in the retail. Business i was head of sales for a womenswear apparel company on the new. Your working with major department stores. I was worried about skirt length than thread. Count and how the line would come together Which then led me into them jumped technology and had responsibility i it until then at cisco for marketing and sales to the retail and consumer goods industry. How do you use technology to not just do technology. But how do you use technology to draw. Pnl value top line midland audio creative agencies. How do you win more in terms of using retailers example. How do you create more traffic. Raise the conversion rate. Raise the average basket size using technology and it was applying what i knew about processing people and adding in the technology. That's what i did for a number of years. Did the globally working around the world lot of frequent flyer miles and all that led to open. No you definitely were just the right person because you had that consumer mentality you worked with the consumer all the time in new that It's not just about the statistic. There has to be some kind of engagement. Some usability for people like you know the the tech you can get crazy unhappy about it all day long. But if you're not communicating to the the actual consumer that you want to consume it it's null and void so that's that's a fascinating angle that you had will. You're absolutely right you just absolutely right that it has to start with the user. It has to start with the individual who's using technology. You know. I was back in the retail days than retail technology. Days talking about such things as we don't was a big idea. Let's put a back in the days of tablets. Where the hottest thing. Let's stick a tablet on a shopping cart and by golly then we can you know just tap away in shop away an inter things in have prices and everything right there in our shopping cart from a technology perspective very exciting. It involves wi fi in goals. Computer chips you can sell. A lot of technology can sell the idea. Well no one really asked. Have you ever put a child in the seat of tablet the equipped shopping cart thing you know. And what about Excuse me but any of you. Who are developing this Are any of you happen to be women with children in stores all the time here. I hate shopping. That's why i want you know what. Wait a minute timeout. It has to be the user the consumer at the center of this and we have talked from the start of the open voice network. When you think about the future of voice we can talk about our from a technology perspective. We can talk about it from a platform perspective. Weekend you know. What's the latest coming from the great great technology companies. The issue is from the user perspective from the individual who's using voice from the marketers who are using voice in their companies from the confirm the enterprise decision makers who want to use voice not as a toy for entertainment but as a tool for efficiency top line mid line operational whatever for transforming improving celebrating business results when we begin to approach voice from the user's perspective our perspective begins to change dramatically and again that's one of the things that really led to the formation. The open voice now. Would you say that will be the number one mission of your organization. We say that we use this phrase and it's can we make voice worthy of a users trust. That's a loaded phrase. Can we make Worthy the users crust can user trust voice on topics like did use on. Privacy can a enterprise zero marketer. You want to reach all your customers well right now. There's not really interoperability invoiced. So you need to do it for this platform this platform this platform this platform. And if someone's on another platform you're not gonna reach.
'We shouldn't have to go on so many first dates': How Bustle Digital Group is wooing advertisers
"I wanted to start with. I guess the e commerce side of things. 'cause you mentioned that that Affiliate revenue was up more substantially than the other areas of your business which makes complete sense given the increase of online shopping. Pretty much across the board So most of your. Is it true that like all of your e. Commerce business is affiliate at this point. That's right at this point. All of our affiliate business comes through affiliate links and relationships primarily with amazon. It's no secret that most lifestyle publishers like us have a lot of Affiliate business that comes through amazon just creating and serving a boatload of content. I think we do over a thousand articles a year. Most of that connected back to amazon and driving that business. But i'm really excited on april. First we are going to launch a new commerce initiative across most of our sites that will allow readers to transact within our four walls. Stay on our platform through native checkout through a universal shopping cart We're going to create a very very big commerce initiative that will not at all compete with what we do with amazon but allow reader transact for some of the things that are not necessarily looking for when they're shopping through us on amazon. That's really neat. So is going to be kind of like marketplace that lives on all of your brands websites. Or is it kind of like a separate entity of itself. So we've got a really terrible working name for it. I'll share with you it's called. Bg's shops that's not the title will be out with that sort of our our code name for it now will launch it on bustle. Inverse vizo report and nylon to start. Which are you know. Big sites where they have real scale and traffic and for the most part Our users in readers there to transact and think about product and we have thousands and thousands of editorial articles that we do every single year that have shopping links in them. They might be through siblings again. It might be through amazon. It might be linked directly to macys dot com. The difference here is the shopping engine That we're going to be partnering with allows for readers very seamlessly transact on our site Checkout once they can check out for as many products as they like and then a bot will basically push the order directly to a retailer to fulfil the transaction and the consumer will get you know five or six different packages in the mail but the checkout experience will be will be super Kind of seamless and most importantly friction lewis. I think you know. The pandemic has accelerated a lot of things. You know even how we're having this podcast conversation right now We might be doing it in a different format. Had we not had you know quarantine but it's also accelerated Advertisers emphasis on performance and conversion with the work that we do for them so we do a lot of branded content a lot of upper funnel awareness building type work big beautiful storytelling influence your work videos. But it's harder with those kind of tactics to have. Readers actually have the opportunity to transact move down the funnel to purchase this this this opportunity that we're launching really really removes all those barriers no longer. Will there be seventy clicks away to a point of transaction. You'll be able to do it right from the content that we're creating and not our site to have to do it so i'm really optimistic about it. I think companies like goop were invented with the idea of content and commerce. Working really well together. And we're looking to kind of kick all of that up a notch and really service both our advertising partners through through this new econ experience but also you know maybe creates a new affiliate revenue streams as well.
Bill Gates: Rich nations should shift entirely to synthetic beef
"On fake meat for the sake of the planet in a recent interview with M I T Tech REVIEW The Microsoft co founder slash philanthropist slash farmer as double down on his beef with beef, arguing that rich countries Should ditch the rib eye and fill their shopping carts with fake meat instead. While going to plant base isn't a viable option for the poorest 80 countries, Gates said. I do think all the rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You'll get used to the taste. I love this How these people are just telling us what we're going to get used to, and we're going to like You'll get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they're going to make it taste even better over time. Oh, great. Eventually, green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the behavior of people. Or use regulation to totally shift the demand. Oh,
Is Processed Food Making People Angry and Stupid
"Heireann droop wrote here host of the green podcasts. When it comes down to what we're made of so much of it is about food. Food literally builds us brick by brick cell-by-cell that means what we eat provides. The building blocks that make up the entire body which means unfortunately for a lot of people. They're made up of junk. Our poor food choices gravely impact our brain health resulting in behaviors. That leave us. More lonely anxious depressed illness prone and more overweight than ever before my guest on today's minneapolis owed doctors. David and austin pearl mutter and shawn stevenson talked to us about how our health our relationships and even our thinking have been damaged by our western processed food diet. They discuss how our lifestyles and diet. Impact our brain function and our ability to make good choices as well as how we interact and show up for our relationships. Let's listen in starting with my interviews with doctors. David and austin parameter. I want to read a passage from the book. Our are being gravely manipulated resulting in behaviors. That leave us. More lonely anxious depressed distressful illness prone and overweight than ever before. So we talked about those two aspects which is how do we help and support people to actually make these decisions and implement change in their life to achieve to achieve whatever goal that they wanna focus on. But let's start off with what is actually hijacking. Our brand that. It makes it difficult to do. So can you describe the landscape landscape and the state of threats that our brains are under today. Sure we'll start with one of the most important and probably most straightforward of the its food. We need food. We need to eat food to keep going. But what is it that we're putting into our bodies. A recent study showed that sixty eight percent of the foods that people eat and buy in. The store have added sugar. We know sugar isn't really a good thing for us but the question has to be. What is it doing to our thinking. What is it doing to our brains and is the question that i think were now able to answer but we haven't been looking into nearly enough. What is sugar doing to our brains. Will sugar fosters inflammation which listeners know is not good for the body. Chronic inflammation has been implicated in variety of problems. Things like heart disease. Things like alzheimer's disease. What we're understanding now is that inflammation this process that sugar up regulates changes are thinking. So let's let that sink in. It's not that it changes are thinking in the long run. It changes are thinking right now. Inflammation has been shown in several recent trials to bias our decision making towards short-term impulsive thinking so to put that into context if you're eating a diet that increases inflammation you're going to make more short term or decisions like eating diet that increases inflammation choosing the wrong foods to be eating and that transcends just diet it gets into other things if you're somebody who struggles with all nine shopping. Now you have a diet. that increases inflammation. You're going to be picking the short term reward and that means your your shopping. Cart might be filling up online with things that you don't need so again. Food is one of those entry points. It's something that has been made incredibly palatable over the years and while that means it might taste good. We need to appreciate that. It is activating these circuits within our bodies within our brains that are making our decisions more impulsive more short term oriented and in the big picture taking us away from the decisions that will lead us to health and will lead us to happiness and let me add Before we move on from food and because it is It is a very important topic because we recognize that in a simplistic model there to areas of the brain. That are involved in decision. Making the prefrontal cortex which is the more advanced area. If i may and the more primitive if i may amid della and you know there's a balance between the two we tend to With inflammation unfortunately have more input from the primitive and magdala and as such are decisions are not really looking at the future as opposed if we can reconnect to the prefrontal cortex and that is the area of the brain that allows us to participate in a process of thinking of the long term consequences of our actions today s to be more empathetic. It allows us to be more compassionate has to tamp down this sense of us versus them. That comes from the amid bella. So we're trying to reconnect to the prefrontal. Cortex and in a as per our discussion of food and inflammation inflammation absolutely threatens that connection and i have to say that A thought came to me this morning while in the shower some of my best thoughts come to me and shower and having read the new york times this morning they had an interesting article about what's going on in brazil with reference to deforestation the amazon. Not a good thing. I think most people would agree with that but that said what has happened to the thought process around the globe. is influenced by the globalization of the western pro inflammatory diet. That as this western diet a finds its way to every corner of the globe. It's changing how people across our planet think and behave
Online Stores Use Tech to Reduce Returns
"All right we've all been there. You add a whole bunch of close to your online shopping cart. Spend a few days waiting for the start up. Pack them up and ship them to you and then when they arrive nothing fits and you have to go through the whole process in reverse to get your money back. That's annoying for you but as it turns out it's also really expensive for retailers and the problem has only gotten worse as online. Shopping has become more popular during the pandemic so some businesses are turning to technology for solutions are reporter. Suzanne capital has been following this story and she joins me now to explain what they're experimenting with hayes and thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so to be clear. This is not a new problem for retailers. But can you put it into context for us. Just how big is it's become for companies that sell clothes online a well. It's become a huge problem. As online shopping has taken off exponentially as people have been stuck home during the pandemic online returns up. Seventy percents in twenty twenty versus twenty one thousand nine hundred and this is a big expense for retailers industry executives. Telling me that for every one million dollar reduction in returns that can translate into five. Hundred thousand dollars added to a retailers. Bottom line got it ends. It's this is such an expensive problem. Some retailers are turning to tack for solutions. A run through some of the things that we've seen starting with those that are taking the traditional fitting room experience. Virtual was that look like well. Virtual fans are really taking off right now and you have everything from you. Know makeup tryon's to clothing. You know various types of technology late you upload a photo of yourself and then the retailer can overlay an image on your photo so you can really see how that make up. Looks on your skin tone. Or how. The dress fits. You and i have spoken to shoppers. Who have used this and one woman told me that she was looking at address and it was sort of tight across her belly so she ordered a size up and that another dress looked a little bit loose on her so she ordered the size down and everything she ordered using the virtual fitting room. You shouldn't have to return anything. Suzanne being able to tell in that much detail. How a piece of clothing fits on your body. Sounds really complicated. How does that work. Well i don't have all the technical details but one woman i spoke with. She's for me. Israeli air force captain and she used to make she. She dawned on her that the technology used to model sort of the topography could be used to model the human body and so it is complicated. But you know there is technology now. That's able to do this. Wow so in addition to that there's also made to measure clothing so rather than seeing how clothing that's already been size. Fits on your body. They do at the other around round. Can you tell us about that. Sure so you have amazon h. And some others testing made to measure. We know this used to be only for very high end retailers. But now you know the technology is now making it available to more mass retailers. And they will either you upload three d body scan that you can take using your iphone or you can answer a questionnaire that you fill in your measurements and they can use that to create a pattern. Send it to a factory and may close to your specifications. Got something that we've seen before but now sort of applying it more. Broadly suzanne the ideas that we've talked about focused on the customer's experience side. What about internally. There we the companies are trying to use tactician. How they do business well. I think retailers really want to understand why customers are returning things and it's not always a straightforward. I mean fit is a big big reason but there are lots of other reasons. It could be as simple as the description wasn't really informative enough on a retailer's website or there could be a quality issue with the supplier so there is a company called new mine. That's come up with some technology that helps retailers get to the bottom of this and part of what they do is they've developed something called a keep score which they say is like tries to measure returns away credit rating agencies measure your credit worthiness and they look at product reviews social media call center conversations and try to understand really what's driving the return and then this score one hundred is the average so if you return if you have a score above one hundred you return very little but if you have a score below one hundred your big returner and then companies can use that information to decide how they're going to market you may me a chronic returner doesn't get special deals and discounts or doesn't get catalog mailing things like that
Online Stores Use Tech to Reduce Returns
"All right we've all been there. You add a whole bunch of close to your online shopping cart. Spend a few days waiting for the start up. Pack them up and ship them to you and then when they arrive nothing fits and you have to go through the whole process in reverse to get your money back. That's annoying for you but as it turns out it's also really expensive for retailers and the problem has only gotten worse as online. Shopping has become more popular during the pandemic so some businesses are turning to technology for solutions are reporter. Suzanne capital has been following this story and she joins me now to explain what they're experimenting with hayes and thanks for being here. Thanks for having me so to be clear. This is not a new problem for retailers. But can you put it into context for us. Just how big is it's become for companies that sell clothes online a well. It's become a huge problem. As online shopping has taken off exponentially as people have been stuck home during the pandemic online returns up. Seventy percents in twenty twenty versus twenty one thousand nine hundred and this is a big expense for retailers industry executives. Telling me that for every one million dollar reduction in returns that can translate into five. Hundred thousand dollars added to a retailers. Bottom line got it ends. It's this is such an expensive problem. Some retailers are turning to tack for solutions. A run through some of the things that we've seen starting with those that are taking the traditional fitting room experience. Virtual was that look like well. Virtual fans are really taking off right now and you have everything from you. Know makeup tryon's to clothing. You know various types of technology late you upload a photo of yourself and then the retailer can overlay an image on your photo so you can really see how that make up. Looks on your skin tone. Or how. The dress fits. You and i have spoken to shoppers. Who have used this and one woman told me that she was looking at address and it was sort of tight across her belly so she ordered a size up and that another dress looked a little bit loose on her so she ordered the size down and everything she ordered using the virtual fitting room. You shouldn't have to return anything. Suzanne being able to tell in that much detail. How a piece of clothing fits on your body. Sounds really complicated. How does that work. Well i don't have all the technical details but one woman i spoke with. She's for me. Israeli air force captain and she used to make she. She dawned on her that the technology used to model sort of the topography could be used to model the human body and so it is complicated. But you know there is technology now. That's able to do this.
The Markeith Loyd Case
"On january seven twenty seventeen. Master sergeant debra clayton had just begun her seven. Am shift she stopped at an orlando walmart to grab some grapes master. Sergeant clayton's thoughts must have been preoccupied that day. She made her way to the checkout line and failed to notice the man checking out a few feet away from her. The man was markeith loyd. His face was one debra. Clayton should have recognized. His photo was on every news channel around the clock. it was dangerous. wanted man on this particular day. Lloyd war a black security. Jackson pushed a heavy cart full of groceries. Deborah paid for her grapes and walked to her cruiser. Unaware of the turn her morning was about to take less than a minute later. A woman in the walmart checkout line spotted lloyd. She recognized him immediately from television. The woman hurried out of the store pretending to be ignorant of lloyd's presence when she noticed a familiar smile and the parking lot. She ran to master sergeant clayton and warned her about the fugitive inside just as she picked up her radio to contact dispatch and alert them citing lloyd exit the walmart. Here's walmart employees. Monica prison recounting what. She witnessed that day. Amnesty as she. She's walking towards the store. That's what i heard her say. Hey you and to me. All hell broke loose. That's what i stood up when i heard him say. Hey you master sergeant. Clayton commanded lloyd the stop but he pushed his shopping cart at her and ran to take cover behind pole. And i literally watched marquee blew away all seen with some running around the scene and pulled his gun out and they were shooting at each other like a western movie. Mr wanna say about six to seven shots. I don't know exactly. It was crazy that morning. And mr markeith pretty much was trying to unload as he was really trying to get rid of her personal. Deborah was unaware of how dangerous markeith loyd was. But you don't become a wanted man for any small crime. She had just come face to face with a cold blooded killer. And then all of a sudden. A seamless deborah fall. I guess that's what she must have called. I got shot or something on the radio or walkie talkie forty two year old. Markeith loyd was not always a one man living in the streets and having lots with police officers. Markeith was born on an air force base in south dakota markets. Father died shortly after more. Keith was born from a drug overdose leaving him in the care of his mother and siblings. After the death of his father the family moved to orlando florida. At a young age markeith started to show strange behavior. He would sit in front of the tv and watch the miniseries roots. Excessively the show roots follows a fifteen year old african boy who was captured and sold into slavery. You may recognize the main character. Who was played by lavar burton who later became joyti la forge on star trek the next generation the honored in any case this pre reading rainbow show was very controversial at the time it showed the cruel treatment of slaves in a way that was considered graphic and had never been done before markeith sister tanya explains what it was like for markeith to become entrenched in an obsession with the show. Put him in a bad place almost as it when he would watch do it would become as if he was the one being oppressed in that very moment as if he could feel every lash that they that they did it was almost surreal for him like almost he was there around. The age of nine markeith was taken to a mental institution for displaying strange behavior. Although he was only there for a few days it was clear he was suffering from delusions. By the time he reached the age of fifteen markeith began selling drugs and also stealing in order to feed himself and his siblings two years later when he was seventeen. He chose the wrong car to steal. He knowingly attempted to steal a vehicle owned by a powerful orlando drug dealer. I remember my mom. Got the phone call to come to come and get him and take him to the hospital in initially thought it was a you know maybe kind to a fight or something but will we got to him. He was unrecognizable. They had held him for over. Twenty four hours and tortured him. They let him go in. The woods was shooting at him as he ran away so he finally he saw light in rant horse light and ended up making his way to my grandmother's house. So we will so when we get back there to see him. i guess that he was unrecognizable. After his kidnapping markets mind developed an unnatural level of
Should I create multiple revenue streams?
"On. Today's cuny wednesday. Sheva asks should she sur building multiple streams of income as she starts working and making money online. And just for clarification. You know many people advise this like have multiple streams of income like make money on affiliate marketing but also make money with a product Also make money with the service and also make money through sponsorships and just basically trying to make money in so many different ways as much as possible. Now in theory having multiple streams of income is not a bad idea. It's bad advice. But if somebody told you start a business with this mindset with a strategy i would actually classify that as bad advice when you're getting started your whole goal should be to get a win to get some success to have one successful stream of income often. We don't recognize that our energy is limited. Our attention is limited our times ltd. And if we are spreading our focus against different initiatives at the star it'll be very hard for us to get traction and quickly get a win for our business you're goal should be to be profitable as a business to see something works. You can double and triple down. And then maybe that process in a different stream of income a different way a different product and a different service but a lot of people are trying to get five or six win simultaneously and. I don't think that's healthy. That's not a good use of your time. Your energy your effort. I want you to imagine you have five shopping carts filled with groceries. Okay and these shopping. Carts are all lined up at the start of an aisle in the supermarket. Have five cards five miles. Okay and your goal is to get all these shopping carts to the end of each aisle. Okay you only have a limited amount of energy and time so imagine you go to the first car and you push a little. Maybe a few feet. Then you go to the next car. Then you push the next one a few feet down the aisle then the next car then the next car. And you know maybe some time goes by and none of. The carts actually reached the destination. Never succeed never gets to the finish line damage to the exercise but you know. Instead of focusing on five cards you focus on one car. You spend all your time pushing that card down the aisle you get further down the aisle because you're not switching one car to the next you know wasting your energy on carts you're gonna get further along the i feel because your focus so what. I'm trying to explain here. Is you're going to more of a win if you focus on one thing now. This isn't mean you don't try different things or experiment or you can Do small projects or mvp's to figure out what you wanna do but once you are trying to make money you're putting product out in the market. Once you're past the mvp phase you really have to focus and double and triple down so you can get some momentum when you're starting as an entrepreneur. In my opinion it's incredibly important to get momentum to get a win to really feel a sense of success because that begets success. The helps you get success successful in one area. It's going to allow you to be successful in other areas so crossed the finish line. Some wins earn some income. Be profitable have a successful business. I with a product with a service with something that you really really excel in build the system around build the team around and then you can move onto another stream of income another business another product and do the same thing again. What happens to a lot of people's take this advice. When they're starting they try to build all these streams of income. None of them really move the needle. They make a few dollars here. Few dollars there and they ended up giving up on entrepreneurship together because in total they don't have a significant win because they're switching their attention back and forth from one thing to another they don't have enough resources to hire out and frankly they just get tired is a whole easier for you to gain success and to really have some traction in your business if you focus on one thing once you have a viable product that you know your customers want take the time to improve it to perfect it to have a good sales funnel to get the business to a point where you can start again building system in hiring people around you so they can run it for you so they can run and do the heavy lifting and you can just manage and you can just be the strategic planner of his business and then you can move on again to the next product the next service or something that actually helps her supplements that business if you look at any entrepreneur the has multiple streams of income Very very often. It will mean that they built one before the other for example. If you look. At noah kagan he first started app. Sumo absuing became successful. He took that success and then built another company called sumo dot com which is a software company then took that success and built king sumo and then from king sumo he built other products like san fox and fam but very seldomly. You will see a entrepreneur again doing all of this at once. Even ilan moscow's quote unquote the poster child for multiple streams of income. Who has tesla and spacex and solar city a lot of people forget that hughes one of the co founders of paypal and he was able to fund spacex and tesla with the money earned from people's acquisition. So he focused on alwin. He got a win. I and got some funding. So that's my advice yeshiva. Everybody who's listening. This is going to be a huge huge relief on your stress levels. Now that you can just focus on one thing and just see that thing through the finish line say finish line. I mean a profitable business at. You're happy with the sustainable that allows you to again higher outta team and then move on to the next stream of income.
"shopping cart" Discussed on Campfire Sht Show
"We're counting all unmasks. V the saving grace of this whole thing and i just don't trust that either i really don't and then people always have their like little people have mass. But then there's always those people who are like what's amassed but it just a t shirt or it's a mass but it's like to bandaids fucking rubber band. It's like what they're gonna let me fly with my shield one day. No i don't. They weren't letting now but there are people. I'm not kidding you. There were people that were full on. Looked like they had has matt suits. Shield the shield the goggles that so. There's a goggles on the mass everything and it's almost like that looks ridiculous but i was like well if that's what that's what they have to go travel where everything to go. But you know coming from california. I really thought like most of the rest. The rest of the country wasn't as shut down. As we are. But i i was. I was kind of wrong in a sense. Because the gig we had we going out there to an art gallery of that. Just happened to be positioned inside of a mall in outside of chicago and the mall. Although most of the stores were shut down seriously boarded up like out of business. All that stuff there was still a macy's and jc penney each end. It seemed like an old style And there were people. There were definitely people But everything was still closed like restaurants. Were not open. Which is one of the things i wanted to tell you about is like in. Chicago is really famous. Hotdog place called portillo's odds good chili cheese dogs. The polish sausage was grilled onions and mustard. It's fucking great and that's poppy seeds on the the are so those are the biden's to have it so good and every time i go to chicago i gotta get a portela. You know. it's like one of those things and they're just happened to be one really close to where we were and so. We didn't have a car uber from the airport. So i'm like oh my there's one let's let's walk over so we walk over. Sorry we're closed on the inside. You have to order from your phone okay. No problem so i order. We walked to the closest target. It's one of these like it's one of those areas where everything's a strip mall just like every chain restaurant every chain everything you know seriously So we order the hot dogs. We go inside target. We walk around hotdogs already. We go back and pick them up. But i don't even know where i'm going to fucking eat these because we're like fifteen minute. We walked there so it was like a fifteen twenty minute walk and it's freezing cold. It's like maybe thirty degrees out. Okay and i was like well. You know what we're gonna have to do this. We just. Let's grab a target shopping cart unless used that as the table so here. We are in a target parking lot and he was in a car as our table are a couple of california guys bundled up freezing backpacks on and we got like gloves and hats and everything scarves and we're totally covered and we're trying to eat hotdogs in a parking lot and it was so funny because i was sitting there laughing like this is of course the kind of thing that i love doing it because it's a good meme creates a good memory because story and then we're sitting there and lo and behold this lady drives up slow and roles are winning on here sir and i looked over. I'm like what and she's like. Holy out of a five dollar bill and i'm like no. It's all good. She's like god. Bless you merry christmas please. Just take it. And i was like. Oh my god. But i was like my gosh. It was pretty funny. I took a photo because it's really important to like remember that. Yeah yeah. Failure spent on cocaine. I'm just getting i did. I bought a bottle of liquor. Come on homeless person drug drug addict alcoholic. What's going on with you. Oh my gosh. I did something which was kind of justice to the times which i swore i would never do. Which is a zoom comedy. Show which i i i. I didn't want to tell anyone really shy promoting had seen. Why don't you tell me i. It's so funny. I posted the photo. The flyer of it and then i realized that the flyer just didn't have a link of where to even watch the show and people were asking and i just kind of ignore it. Everyone because i like. I made jack leave the house and then like my parents were trying to watch them not to watch. Because honestly i've been taking our friends you guys have heard before he's one of our really good friends and he did our little newlywed game and then our other good friend jesse jesse egan who we've mentioned mu- a bunch of times on here He's a great comedian and so they together have been teaching a class and it was a five week course like an advanced comedy course and They were so good with friends. How they push you. Because i feel like they. They asked me to take the class. And i was like. I really haven't been writing anything since the beginning of the pandemic and they're like water pressure. Yeah and i just had come on. They were urging me to do it so i did it and i ended up having a whole new like five to seven minutes set and it was weird doing it. Because it's like you're in your kitchen. And so i'm doing by myself then. I was like right next to like my salts. Like i was trying to organize my background that i'm like okay. Well at least if if everything goes badly they'll always though nice collection of garlic's. But then i really like i had a very good time and i felt so good about the set at least like the format that i have now because i really feel like i'm almost more connected with what i'm doing now than the standup i was doing before. Ruined of things like it's nothing about me looking pregnant or me. It's not that it's almost more about like having this time to talk about when you can see both sides of things like i talk about. Voting libertarian and talk about liking ben shapiro but then like driving a march in downtown la and so so it really felt like it was the right timing for me to do it must otherwise like i would have been stuck in all these whereas now i feel like i can have a little bit of a landscape of where i fall. On some of these things and people were really receptive things go. I don't know if this is going to really hit or not and it ended up. It was funny because it's like they're like there's forty three people in the waiting room and really like it just means that the waiting room was like you just click a button and then all of a sudden you see like all these people on there and so we got a good turn out. Yes i mean yeah it was just like forty three people laughing hand a lot of people on meet themselves so and then the comics will mute themselves to so. It's so funny too. And then it's like you know just a normal part of zoom where there is sometimes some delay joke and then i'm like should i wait but i felt very good and i feel like relieved almost to have like a little shell of something that i want to work on next. Yeah i shut down the computer afterwards. Being like okay. That was that was better than i think. Some of my other comedy stuff. And i think i learned my lesson from like the end of my guy was doing it the first time until like really practice and not do shows unless i for real some type of thing know what. You're a champ. I don't think a lot of people could have succeeded at that like yeah. We'll just getting on there. I mean i think some people are uncomfortable getting into a zoom call period to even for work or anything. It was like coming into like. Oh hi everybody in my house. it's like here. You are doing a five minutes of comedy on like. Yeah yeah. I i know indefinitely like i did make it topical which i was like almost like. Oh how am i gonna make up stuff. That has nothing to do with right now. But i'm like no let me honestly talk about how i feel right now and i wouldn't have done it without jesse and began really coaxing me and like working through.
More than Empty Space
"The friday after thanksgiving and for nasa that means it's black hole. Friday this is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future. A black hole is a fascinating astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing not even light can escape it matter and radiation fall in. But they can't get out. Nasa telescopes like hubble new star and nicer bring the universe into focus letting astronomers identify monster black holes in nearby galaxies but with nasa's x ray observatory scientists have discovered evidence that thousands of black holes are located near the center of our own milky way galaxy. Most black holes are the remnants of large stars that die in a supernova explosion but even bigger black holes can result from stellar collisions matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that echo in nearby dust clouds these traveling signals could serve as new. Cosmic yardsticks marking the distance of a black hole from earth intrigued. Empty your shopping cart. Then checkout nasr's black hole gallery just don't let the name fool you because a black hole is anything but if d space for innovation. Now i'm jennifer. Poet
Live Streaming Ecommerce: the new way to sell online
"How about live streaming shopping then the verge is Carmen has an article about how livestream shopping has become huge in China and US companies are trying to catch it on here as well. Amazon. Launched live for influencers in July instagram facebook launched live shopping features in August Google their own. That's kind of on demand. It's not live the idea with these is to make a more modern shopping channel experience with influencers as the hosts, hundreds of millions of people tuned into shopping livestream. June in China it's just keeps going up and up. Kim Kardashian partnered with Chinese influence on one of these streams in China and sold fifteen thousand bottles of perfume like that. During an appearance the numbers are rising in the US now to forty thousand people watched Youtuber Nikita dragoons live shopping event on instagram five thousand items were added to shopping carts during the segment, all her branded products. So she was selling her own stuff direct to you. The people hosting live shopping streams already have dedicated fan bases that see them as friends. So the difference with QVC is with QBC. You got to know the hosts on QVC if you watched it a lot, you might kind of know the celebrity that shows up but these are folks were you feel like if you're in the influencers audience if you watch their youtube channel, you subscribe to them on Instagram you follow their tick talks you feel like you know them. So when they show up, it's not a stranger or a celebrity. It's a friend telling you like, Hey, this beauty product works great. Check it out. Also interactivities can you can you can take calls on QVC and they do that but this is live chat people who are savvy about talking to a chat room while they're doing the livestream, for instance, facebook and their Best Practices encourages folks to reply to everyone who DMZ comments according to Ashley's article on the verge. So this is one of those trends that keep an eye on. You're probably going to see this happening more and more, and it is a different spin on the old shopping channel idea. And also. It's a it's a it's a next step from what a lot of influencers are doing on their popular channels already. I actually sometimes there are people that I follow that I like and I trust I don't know that I would consider them friends but I like their content I would like to see something like this. In fact, I would like to experience this in a shopping stream type of way rather than be like Elizabeth Instagram Ad Oh? Yeah. They tagged at the end. Yeah. Okay. It's an ad. So I think that this is it. It makes a lot of sense sure there's going to be. People who are schilling things that they don't necessarily care about and that's just advertising general. But but yeah, that kind of fun. Let's hang out. Let's be interactive to me. This is not that different than watching somebody play a video game you're you're there and you're hanging out. Patrick on a scale of one to horrified how do you feel about this? Okay. So disclose your I actually was part of a set of a whole bunch of people who who did technology on Youtube or invited out to do a series of QVC type Um trials when Amazon was considering doing some while basically some programming like that it was really fascinating because one of the people there had been a term host with a certain high profile comedian on QVC and one talking to her about some of this is one of most fascinating conversations that I've ever had because they have a huge amount of control and it's all about kind of generating a certain amount of money permitted. Or second or however the metrics running. So on one hand, this makes perfect sense to me and it's it's if you're an influence, you're looking for revenue streams. This makes perfect sense. I'm kind of curious at what point they figure out how to generate more money permitted on this because at this point, it seems like it's super experimental and then Amazon will do Amazon does and they will figure out a way to turn it into this giant money generating beast of joy. But you know I think if you're an influence and you can get involved with this and you can pick up commissions why wouldn't you? Also I'm I'm curious why we're seeing Google's experimental arm put a on demand version out and according to this verge article at least one person didn't find that it that it worked very well why aren't they doing live shopping on Youtube? Why isn't that like a product that they've launched a little surprised? Maybe it's in the works in it'll come out to.
Warner Music Group Discloses Data Breach
"Music disclose a web skimming attack. The breach was disclosed in a notification letter to the office of the Attorney General in California Orna. Music says that between April twenty fifth and fifth a number of us-based ecommerce that were hosting it supported by an external service provider were exposed as part of the attack affected warner websites were not disclosed, but the company said that user information could have been exposed to third parties after adding items to a shopping cart including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, billing address, shipping addresses, and full payment card details. Warner music is offering impact of customers free credit monitoring through Kroll.
Alexa Working in Amazon Fresh Store
"Got a new story for you that I think is really interesting. Unfortunately, this is only available in United States, and in fact, it's only able in Los Angeles as far as I know but I thought it's a really interesting story because it gives us a little bit of insight into what Amazon specifically, what Lexi is to be doing for us in the future. So here's the story Amazon recently, just launched a new grocery store called the fresh grocery store with Smart Shopping Carts and Lexi guides. So this is really interesting because now You can go shopping in this grocery store. and. You can speak with Lexi. There are different stations spaced out around the store where you can speak to Lexi, and basically Lexi is now the person that you asked of when you have questions about, where can I find the hot sauce where you know what I'll is this product in, and this is now making Lexi our shopping assistance. So this is very, very interesting. So anyway this like I said, unfortunately, this is Canada. Yet but it does give us a clear direction of where things are going and remember whole foods, which isn't Canada is now owned by Amazon and has been by on for a couple of years now. So you gotta think that this is all part of their plan. So anyway, interesting story, but you might be interested to hear
Between Renting and Buying, Unagi Offers Personal Scooters With a Subscription
"These scooters. There are many of them out there. But how many of them can you subscribe to? David Hyman has a company called. And he is offering read full not reynolds but subscription. To instead of paying a thousand dollars for a new scooter David wants to tell you all about subscription. Hi David. How's it going tests you same here or tell everybody what you got. Sure. So We started Nadi about two and a half years ago. Because we felt that there was a market in this game from my own personal experience of people want to own scooters have one in their possession. It's up, rent them on the street and I got frustrated with ridesharing scooters both. From kind of a at Adnan experience, where wrote a lime scooter to a whole foods and I came out with my groceries and? was. Gone because somebody took it wrote away back and I had just bought inexpensive pint of ice cream and I ended up walking home with melted ice cream. And I thought why don't I just own one of these things like Not, not to mention the urban blight, right that the separate conversation I know you're down in. Southern California people can't hit three steps in tripping over one, right so. I just like the ownership model all. and. So we launched to ninety two years ago. Our hunch was correct. We we were selling hundreds a month, and since covid has hit, we are now showing thousands of. With folks s by coming on board to carry our scooter and new Europe Europe photographer being H Photo Outta Rama. Now Sell our scooter. Are Scooters it's the best electric. Scooter. Poured. Electric Scooter you can own this. Don't just take my word for it There's over a hundred reviews online that states the best electric scooter you could have, but it's a thousand dollars and not everyone can afford that. So we've been asking yourself, how have we reach abroad her audience? And so What is this? When is this going? Live this life when you want it to go live? So. So Logging all access is our new subscription service. It is thirty nine dollars a month. No commitment. There's a one time fifty dollars setup fee. And that's it. We bring it to Your Place Felice ambled. It's dropped off by an inaugural represented if You don't have to assemble it. Don't have to deal with the box and whenever you're done with it, we come and pick it up. But. We think that. Indian. That's New York because of the tour. Angeles in New York, city is where we're launching. Correct. If anything ever goes wrong with the scooter we at your door and under twenty four and we just hot swap another one. So you know skewed downtime. And Insurance is included. So, if anything goes wrong with the scooter, if it's stolen or any form of damage. There's an eighty, five dollar deductible. Now you said you started the company based on melted ice cream. So what happens when you ride your scooter to whole foods and walkout in walk into the store to get the Ice Cream? What do you do with your scooter that you are now subscribing to? So you can either lock it like a bicycle regular you locked works. Scooter so light I throw it in my shopping cart. That's what I did. I mean, it is. It's twenty six pounds. It's the kind of thing that you can bring it any cafe or restaurant. You know we we sell thousands a month, the normal use case with our scooters that. You take it. Everywhere you go and we really designed for portability. Normal. Users under not. Ride to. Our or a subway can take it on the subway and then pop out and take it with them. It takes up no footprint on the subway. It's got one plate folding mechanism only weighs twenty six pounds and it's you know how to arrange and it's electric. So it moves along. Nineteen miles an hour. I mean, you know it's gone incredible amount of torque because it's dual motor see can go fairly steep hills with it. And where do you make them? We make them in Shenzhen. Okay. Everything else okay. Correct. But we are in American company eight I'm proud to say, I, think out of every electric scooter company than. Scooters were the only American based electric, Scooter Company. And our customer services you incredible. So we treated like Patagonia were the only electric company that has a phone number. You can call people pick up the phone and talk to you. Now is the reason that sales went up the delete because of the maybe a lot of people don't want to take the bus and be around people and things like that. Yeah, I mean there's been this kind of seismic shift towards quota. Personal transportation people not wanting to get on public transportation, not get on ride shares, not getting share googlers, shared lifts, and so there's a real need right now you know there's especially you know New York skiers are becoming legal on Sunday. There there's you know we went volt markets to start because we couldn't choose between the two. La Is. The scooter epicenter of the planet. But L. New York's got a real need right now. So we decided to launch in. Baltimore. So. Anybody listening. We're now in the middle, the MO, the middle of summer. So when do you expect to start hitting Chicago in Boston and San Francisco and some of the other major markets? I. I'm not going to throw any any M. Any dates but those cities are are the first ones on our list. Okay. But certainly, they wanted to spend a thousand dollars you could buy you could buy one Tamar. Absolutely and you can't finance it on our website is well. But put thirty nine dollars a month into perspective. That's that's a dollar forty a day. New York subway ride today's three dollars and fifty cents for one Ri-. A rideshare scooter from lime were bird is about five bucks. So. Five dollars a ride. For. Daily commuter there's been two hundred dollars a month for grossly inferior product that half the time the batteries are dead or they're broken when you go to them not to mention the issues but share right now so. And it's yours and it's your germs and not somebody else's your germs and keep the streets clean et keeps your neighborhood looking good and it's no different for your city than owning a bicycle and you get a little bit of
Amazon & Walmart changing checkout experience
"Amazon. Has Developed a shopping cart. Is Most. People aren't aware Amazon very quietly. Is Opening, Amazon branded supermarkets. And they're doing just a few around the country is they've really failed with whole foods they're trying to come up with an Amazon branded supermarket and the shopping carts. Automatically. Know, what you have in your cart. And when you're done shopping. You just walk right out of the Amazon Grocery. So you don't even stop at a cashier. And the one thing you have to be as you have to be registered with Amazon. With the APP on your phone. And then it knows who you are when you come in knows how you're going to pay. And then the heart I know this is freaky and weird but the cart. Automatically Is. To Register each item. That has gone in there. It's called the the Dash Cart. And when you're done. You're done just go straight to your vehicle. Walmart. Amazon's rival. Is rumored to be coming out with an? Addition, to. Their APP. Where registered shoppers and it's not clear what category that's going to be will be able to. Check out of the store on their own right on their phone. It's not as easy. As what Amazon's offering very similar if you are a Sam's club shopper and have used their self-checkout. On your phone and it's great. Because allows people who know how much money they can spend to not get to the register and say, Oh, I don't have enough money for that. Were you take that off you take that off, take that off you. As you go along, you're able to ring things up. You know what they're going to cost what your total bill is and the rest, and this puts cashier jobs at risk obviously. But, the. Retailer. Is Looking to create a more efficient environment, and then the other aspect that's been rumored is that they're trying to deal with people's fears of human contact right now with corona and that's why. They're going to offer people the ability to ring up their own purchases completely different than self-checkout. This is just reading the Barcodes as you go on your phone with a running total. And then you end up checking yourself out. It creates a bar code that the greeter at the door scans with a little electronic gun. And they're able to verify the. You're a okay and you leave the store not ever having gone to a register line four one.
July Mailbag with Jason Moser
"The. Multiple answers I'm out Southwick and I'm joined, is always by broke camp. Personal Finance expert here at the Motley Fool. Hey, BRO, well! Hello Alison. It's the July mailbag where we answer your questions and this month it's with the help of multiple analyst Jason Moser. Should you buy a house now? What is modern portfolio theory and also here Jason's thoughts on a lot of stocks all that and more on this week's episode of Molly fully answers. Jason thanks coming back. you know I mean i. told you you invite me. I'M GONNA. Be here every single time. Thanks for having me back. I mean we appreciate it because we know you're a busy man, and so we do appreciate that you carve out time for us in our little show, don't. Always always make time for those important people in my life rule number one make time for allison and Bro I love. It sounds like a good one to me. Everybody wins. All right well, I guess we should just get into it, so the first question comes from Darren I've subscribed to the full for over a year and I'm really pleased with the service. I would like to know your thoughts about my holdings in Shop Affi- I've bought several times over the last three years, and it's now over thirty five percent of my portfolio and I. Don't know if I should continue holding or trimmed down. What would you advise a good problem to have I was gonna say that exact same thing? That's a good problem have? In a very glad, you have subscribed to our services in your really pleased. That's that's what we aim to to do. We aim to please help you make money and so yeah. This is one of those situations that we will find ourselves in from time to time as investors. A nice problem to have but something you do need to address at some point because it is going to be a little bit different for everybody. In so coming from the perspective of I, also own shop, a Fi stock in it's it's a wonderful investment. It certainly is taking up a bigger. Part of my portfolio a not at thirty five percent where you are. I think for me. It really does boil down to. That sleeping at night test in other words, you need to be able to go to sleep at night without worrying about this kind of stuff, and if you feel like shop, a Fi represents too much. Of your portfolio if you feel like you're overly allocated their, then, you may need to consider pulling it back a little, but now I mean it's. It's I think it's always important. Note you know. It's a big difference between building up a position buying a position to make this size to make this type of allocation in your portfolio. It's another thing entirely to have position grow into beat into becoming that size i. mean that that is that is in a little bit of a different dynamic there, so people all the different ways, some sometimes folks will, they will just sort of looking at it from the house money, concept or you. You just sell enough shares to recoup your initial investment, and then you let the rest of it go. Some people are perfectly fine with thirty five percent. Some people are not. They want a pair back so i. do think you need to kind of figure out what helps you sleep at night I do think that shop by a great business. I think the biggest risk in only shop, if I right now is valuation, just because it's dominating, it's space, but it's not making any money yet, and it's probably going to be a little while until they do so that valuation risk is there, but ultimately yeah I think determine. Where you feel most comfortable with it, and if you feel like you need to put a little bit of that money off the table, and he thirty five percents a lot, certainly very understandable. If they've said something you need to do if you do decide to pair it back a little bit. You've made multiple purchases, so you can identify the shares to sell to manage the tax consequence if this isn't a brokerage account and not an IRA. All right next question comes from Steven. If you are forced into unemployment, you are paying federal income taxes on unemployment payments are not contributing to social security nor to Medicare. How does this affect your future calculation of social security benefits and can one contribute to the social security fund during unemployment to mitigate any adverse effects on benefits, it is a little bit adding insult to injury, but you do owe federal income taxes on your unemployment benefits, and if your state charges has a state income tax, you probably have to pay state tax on that, although there are a handful of states that exempt unemployment benefits, so that's good news. And by the way you, you could have taxes withheld from your unemployment benefits you file. This form called form w four V. if you want, they withhold ten percent, or you can do quarterly estimated payments if you wanNA avoid that big tax bill at the end of the year, but if you're strapped for cash is probably just better to get the money now worried about your taxes later Eh. Stephen notes out. You do not pay payroll taxes. Those are the things that go into social security and Medicare so. So. It could result in a lower social security benefit, however, keep in mind that social security is based on your thirty five highest earning years, so if you enter the workforce at say twenty two and you work until you're mid to late sixties. That's more than forty years where the working so hopefully. If you miss out, if this year is not so good somewhere among those other forty, five or so years, you've had thirty five really good year so that this year won't be that big of a deal. So it probably will be okay. And then to address the last question. Unfortunately, no, you cannot make voluntary contributions to social security. There is at least one academic working paper out there. That suggested that people could buy into social security by like extra credits as opposed to contributing to your 401k, but so far that has not been passed by Congress I had an ex. Question comes from Sam. I heard to stocks discussed on another full podcast. When I read articles about them, it mentions they are thinly traded. I have two questions one I'm sure my position would still be quite small so I think I'd still be able to get in and out, but are there other things I should think about when it's a thinly traded stock and question number two. Is there a certain amount of? Daily volume you like to look for when considering a stock foreign investment. What volume do you want to see to not be? Quote thinly traded stock. Yes very good question in thinly traded stock just refers to the either the amount of shares or the dollar volume of shares that would trade on any given. Market Day and so. The. Thinly traded stock. The the problem is that you may not necessarily able to buy and or sell at the prices. You necessarily think you might be able to in other words when you look at a stock's price and you're looking through the. What what's going on throughout the day on the market, you'll see that did ask spread, which is essentially the bid. Ask spread is it's what someone's willing to pay for the stock versus what someone is asking to be paid for the stock? Because you know you have a buyer and a seller on on in every transaction they're. Normally most cases, these business business bread is very tiny, the couple of pennies maybe for most stocks because they're. They're heavily traded right there. There are plenty of dollar volume. But there are a lot of smaller companies small caps in particular in in you know a micro cap, specifically that don't necessarily meet these kinds of thresholds, and so you definitely have to be aware of that now I'll go back in time just a little bit, too. When we were running the service here at the fool called million dollar portfolios Roman Romani portfolio that we help manage members, and it was never really a problem, but we did have a condition in there. We were always looking for at least ten million dollars in average. Trading volume total daily volume now understand I'm not saying the number of shares saying the amount of money so basically shares times price, but we're always looking for at least ten million dollars. That wasn't set in stone it. It was an idea for us. It wasn't ever really a problem because we had a very diversified portfolio with a number of different types of companies, but when you're looking for smaller companies, you would've just keep that in mind that did ask. Spread is is something that just because it says the stock is twenty dollars. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll pay twenty dollars if there is a a big spread there between the bid, and the ask in so I think whenever you're considering stocks that have any lighter trading volume or thinly traded stock. Just be sure to use limit orders. Limit Orders of let us stipulate the price that you are willing to pay for or that you're willing to. To accept a if you're selling a limit, order is just a really good way to protect yourself from any unwanted surprise thinly traded stocks. You might not always necessarily get them when you want them, so you might have to lead that limited are in there for a little while, but but a limit order is a great way to protect you from any unwanted surprises. Next question comes from Randall. I'm in my late thirties now, but earlier in my life. I was very very bad with my money. Collection Calls Welfare and bankruptcy or not strangers to me. I've been at the bottom then I met the love of my life, and she convinced me to turn things around ten, and a half years later and I have done a complete one eighty, I took control of our finances rebuilt my credit and started investing and listening to all you find folks all. I opened it investing account with the goal of saving and building enough a down payment on a home. I'm happy to say we've now reached that goal. I recently sold at a profit because I didn't want that. Money tied up in the market. If we are close to needing it for a house, but now that we're here, I'm not sure what to do. We currently rent a basement apartment and our neighbors general living situation are less than ideal to put it mildly. So, we're champing at the bit to jump into the housing market that being said the experts have been calling for a drop in the housing market for a while, and that was before the pandemic hit now I'm worried that if we buy right away a year or two or three from now, interest rates will spike, and we could be put in a difficult situation. I live near Toronto. Canada or the housing market is already highly inflated in relation to the rest of the country should I be worried? While Randall first of all congrats on turning your financial life around love hearing success stories like that so good job on that. So I'll start with my standard answer with the rent versus buy decision, and that is just pull up spreadsheet and compare the all in cost of renting, including what you could earn on the money that use for down payment versus the all in cost of buying including the opportunity cost of putting down payment as opposed to having invested as well as insurance and taxes and maintenance, and all that stuff and project, where you might be in five to ten years based on various scenarios on what happens to stocks, if you. Rent an invest the down payment versus what happens to? What you'd look like depending on where home prices go. Generally speaking. If mortgage rates go up, that could way down on real estate prices we did see mortgage rates. Go Up for a bit a few years ago, but the housing market did find, but you could certainly envision a scenario where rates went much much higher, making houses, much less affordable and prices would have to adjust. But I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. I think we're. GonNa have low rates for awhile, but beyond that I don't know I've given up trying to predict where interest rates are going or even paying attention to people who try to predict where interest rates are going, so who knows? That said since you live in Canada. I thought I'd check. In where rates are these days and I and I got a brief reminder that things are actually different in Canada so I did a little bit of research. And then realize I had reach out to someone who knows, I reached out to Canadian Motley fool analysts Jim Gillies, and he had some thoughts so first of all just for you non-canadians out there. It is really different so in America. We get this thirty year mortgage than we have the same payment for thirty years. It's fixed. They don't have that in Canada. What's the most common is a twenty five year? But only the first few years or fixed. And then adjusts so in that context you can understand why Randall is worried about interest rates going up because over the next depending on which alone he gets the most popular is a five year fixed, and then you basically have to go get a new loan probably. So that put that in context, a little more, but also Toronto, really is crazy expensive. Vs from the end of last year that put it as the most overvalued real estate market in the world behind Munich. As Jim pointed out in our call here in the US we had our housing peak in two, thousand, six, two, thousand seven, and then we had what he called a reset, which is basically prices came down significantly candidate and have that slight downturn at home prices, but then they just kept on going up, so it really is different there, so when Jim explain all this to me, the difference in mortgages and the difference in home prices. Frankly he was inclined to say to this guy. You Might WanNa rent for while more and see what happens, but he also had the good advice of okay. What if you buy in prices? Come Down Fifteen percent twenty percent. What if they come down to a point where he upside down? You owe more than the home is worth. Are you okay with that? If. You're okay with that. Maybe it's okay to do that. But it certainly sounds like dicey situation than if someone were telling me like I'm thinking of do this in Dubuque Iowa or something like that. couple of other differences. In case you're curious about Canada in the US. Your mortgage is portable in Canada south. You Buy A. Get the five year mortgage, but then move get to take the mortgage with you for the next house and interest is not tax deductible. US Look at you, Robert, broke? Camp Can Canadian real estate experts there you go. Next! Question comes from Chris. I was on twitter the other day and saw that one of your contributors Brian Feroldi tweeted that he doesn't believe in a long list of technical trading terms and then modern portfolio theory. Can you help me understand what not believing an MP? T with mean this? He believed that diversification doesn't reduce risk. Also every financial adviser I've ever talked to his preached empty, so I would love to hear the counterargument. Jason you're not Brian for all the. Question I am not Brian for all the do get the talk of Brian Pretty good bit though. I I must admit I. Don't know what he said here in regard to modern portfolio theory and all of these technical trading arms. But I think I can take a guess. Generally speaking I agree with them, and I think you could sit there and look up the portfolio theory in you know read about it as much as you want. Just go to google modern portfolio theory, and you can dig right in there, but in a nutshell ultimately, what modern portfolio theory is the intention behind it? It's meant to reduce risk while maximizing returns. It assumes that investors don't like risk. They prefer less risky portfolios to riskier ones in order to achieve a certain level of return so right there. I kind of kind of lost me right there because I don't believe that every ever investors risk averse I think some investors have a very. Healthy, appetite for risk, and frankly I would say I got a pretty high tolerance for risk when it comes to investing, made it just because of what I do for a living but I. You know to me I like having that trade off least unhappy. Happy to take some risks there. If I feel like that upside, it's going to be potentially worth. So with modern portfolio theory, it introduces a lot of fancy math in the form of variances and correlations in order to come up with this. Quantifiable, investing strategy that ultimately helps reduce risk while allowing the investor to achieve. Certain returns in. Maybe it works for some not I'm not dismissing it personally I. Don't use it, I don't personally subscribe to it I. Don't need it. I think honestly for us. In a really believe it's extends to to most people in our full universe is that is individual investors I think a more meaningful way to reduce risk. is to just extend your timeline like invest longer. So like Tom Gardner said a number of years back when we were. Working on Motley, fool one basically take your take the time line that you think you want to own any individual stocks you buy shares of starbucks and I plan on owning it for you know five years. Okay, we'll just double it. Cloning it for ten in all of a sudden right there. You've given yourself more time. Time is one of the big advantages we have is individual investors. Money managers don't have that advantage, Wall Street done generally handed abandoned, either, but if you can be patient and just invest in good businesses. That risk really starts to come down over time. There are plenty of studies out there. That show that risk comes down the longer you hold onto those stocks, which into me, just renders modern portfolio, theory, more or less not useful mean on things, not useful for everybody, but it's not useful for me and based on Chris. Question It sounds like a agree with what Brian was saying there. We think I'll add to. That is I agree that risk is really not that much of a consideration if you are saving for retirement. But once you are in retirement man, and just say like you know what the market's not I'm going to extend my time highs in ten years. Because you need to spend money in that situation, I think diversification is important. It's important to have assets that don't always move the same direction at the same time. For some fools. That's just as simple as keeping any money need the next five years in cash, so you're right out any ups and downs, and that can be fine. But I. do think it makes sense to have. A mix of investment so that right now, technology stocks are doing very well, and we hope that continues to do well, but we remember was that happened in two thousand from two thousand to two, and there were down for quite a while anyone who retired in one, thousand, nine, hundred nine, or so it was very happy to have some small caps value maybe a. A little international, some reits to ride out the storm Yeah I think we talk about that often like recognizing where you are as an investor in life, are you in the grow your wealth stage, or are you in the protector stage, because they are two very different strategies, and we're all hopefully going to be in both of them at one point or another right? I personally and still on the grow your wealth stage I. Think we all probably are, but you will at some point get to where you need to focus on protecting the wealth that you've made so that you can then have that money to spend, and that definitely will dictate your investment strategy things that you're invested in and whatnot. Generally speaking I do like the idea for people who are just risk averse and have this notion that investing is just too risky. I mean the fact of the matter is not investing as far away greater risk like not investing. You will never grow your money if you don't the best, so if if if risk is a problem, I think generally speaking. Along the lines of diversification idea that that bros. talking about him, he just invest in invest in SNP index fund is something that just follows the progress and p. you know you're going to be participating in and if you look at that over the over the stretch of time, their five ten twenty thirty years, I mean that trend does go one way. It, but clearly the older you get, the more you need to start focusing on protecting your wealth, and that will change the way you view things. Right next question comes from Alex from Alexandria if I buy Muny bonds from another state in my IRA. Is it still taxable and Alexander with who we have a bond on and we do have a bunch. I know Alex up super excited about having a bunch on in Alexandria to I can't believe I haven't been there. It's like two miles from my house, but we still haven't been oh i. know because there's a global pandemic going on and we. saw. Alyx if we buy me bonds from another state in my IRA is still taxable. Bro, help him out or her or so Muny Barnes. People Invest Immunity bonds because they're free of federal taxes and in many cases. If you're buying bonds issued by the place you live, they might be free of state and local taxes, so that can be doubly triply tax free. That's why people buy 'em. There are some times, however that if you own immune, abound outside of an IRA. Pay Taxes and this surprises some people. There's something called the minimum tax. If you buy immunity bond at a discount, and then it matures at par. If you buy a distress, Muny bond for like you put an eight thousand dollars, and you sell it later for ten thousand dollars as a capital gain. You'll be taxed on that. So, there are some times when you would pay taxes on media. Now, Alex is asking what if it's an IRA? Do I have to worry about paying tax interest. If it comes from another state and the answer is no, you won't have to worry about that. The only thing I would say is. Generally speaking immune bond already has built in tax advantages, so you wouldn't keep it in an IRA, unless there's the example of the stuff I was saying previously like for. It's one of those exceptions when him UNIBOND would result in taxes than you might WanNa keep it an IRA, but generally speaking. If you're going to buy Muny Bond, keep it out of an IRA. Next question comes from Boone. I just did my first. Roth conversion and looked at that old account for the first time in. There was the expected dividend producing fund I remembered, but there was a stock chesapeake energy that I had completely forgotten about since I purchased the stock in two thousand, six fifteen. It's down way down like eight point five percent off the purchase price. What should I do with it now? It's in a tax deferred accounts so I. Don't think the loss is realized until I. Start to pull money out of the account and that might not. Not Be for fifteen years current value of all my shares will be about one percent of the value of the account after the conversion. Do I sell in the very little value? I had left and depend on E. Trade to keep up with lost for me or should I hold on based on the slim chance. The stock will be worth more in the next ten years. Oil Stocks do act unusually on occasion, only oil stocks. Stock everything else makes that usually. Chesapeake has been really. Interesting Story to follow and frankly. I don't I. Don't know that I would look at it today. As a business that I'd WANNA own so typically if I. You know I think it was yet idea. Didn't sound like a position are actively building united investment didn't work out. I mean that that happens to all of us. We don't get them all right. We have a philosophy here at the full. A lot of do we like to? Water flowers and pull the weeds, and that's just a nice way of saying. Add to our winners in to get rid of losers in. This I think is more than likely slated to continue being a loser I mean. Chesapeake has lost a lot of value. In it does sound like based on when you purchased this, these is absolutely busted I mean. There there are all sorts of reasons to sell one of them is if you thesis busted and the reason why you invest in the company is is no longer the case, and I would he probably is the case with Chesapeake so to me like you know, you could sit there and let it go, but but what's the goal trying to get back to even, or are you trying to get back a couple of bucks for me a lot of times? I'll I'll take a little opportunity here and there to just go ahead and pull those weeds sell it. Be Done with it. In even though it's just unique out a little bit value there, you can still take that money and do something more productive with it. So. Yeah T to me. I can't tell you to buy or sell obviously, but I can certainly understand. Selling in this case, but I you know. As as oil and natural gas energy can can turn around. This is going to be one that has a lot of headwinds in in. You might be waiting a very long time to to get any of this money back. I point out here that I it seems that maybe boone has a slight misunderstanding of how taxes in aries work because he talked about realizing the loss when he takes the money out and trade keeping track of the loss for him, it sounds to me that he thinks that he can write the loss off whence he takes the money out. That may not be the case, but just to be clear. One of the great benefits of an IRA is you don't pay taxes on the gains, interest and dividends from year to year. But. One of the drawbacks is. You can't take a capital loss on that as well so there's really no no way to benefit on your tax return from this loss. Next question comes from Benjamin. You recommend seeing a fee. Only financial adviser for check in every so often I know there is the Garrett planning network and others to help find an advisor. But what questions do you ask? And what answers do you listen for when trying to find one that is worth his or her one hundred fifty to two hundred fifty per hour. So I would say start first with asking yourself some questions. What are you looking for? You could go for the whole launch. Lada where someone is managing your money analyzing retirement plan helping new save and a five twenty nine. Maybe even doing your taxes with some financial planners do help with the state planning, or are you looking for something more targeted? You just want advice about am I saving enough for retirement, or are you close to retirement? You're like I just WanNa make sure that I'm doing right when terms like choosing my Medicare plan and claiming social security at the right time, so first of all just be very clear of what you're looking for. Then if it involves investments in any way, you WanNa, make sure that you find someone who is at least in the general same area philosophically and I say this, because many financial planners are hardcore index. And if you come to them as a motley fool, listener member with a lot of individual stocks. They may say okay. I'll give you some general asset allocation guidance, or they'll say I don't care if you like to pick. Stocks are not my advises, sell the stocks and go to index funds, so you want to make sure that if you're gonNA, ask for any sort of investment. Advice that you wanna find someone who's someone somewhat at least aligned for what you're looking for. Once, you've got that then. Just asked some of the typical stuff. You might expect so credentials certified financial planner. Are they a CPA either their personal financial specialist. How long they've been in the business. There are lots of people who. have not been in the business very long. Even though they're not young people, a lot of people choose financial planning as a second career, which I think is great, but just because someone may be look like they're in their forties or fifties. Sixties doesn't mean they've been in the business that long, and you WANNA. See if they've worked with someone like you right so if you have. Maybe. You have a large amount of wealth large income huge portfolio. You WanNa make sure that they have experienced with dealing with those issues, but on the flip side to if if you have, are you know middle income, decent size portfolio, but nothing too complicated. You don't WanNa. Go to someone who's used to dealing with someone who's wealthier partially because those people charge a lot more. You want to find someone who's kind of a little more lined up with what you're doing. Then make appointments with three folks. All of them will do get do free. Get acquainted means, and you're just looking for someone who you feel comfortable with. Since, you mentioned Garrett Big Fan of the Gary Planning Network and other is is not for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisers. But Garrett on their website has a how to choose an adviser section. Just Google attitude visor Garrett Planet Network has a great chapter from a dummies book that they wrote about how to choose adviser, and they have a good questionnaire that you can print out in US asking lots of good questions of financial planner. It's tough. Choosing a financial planner like my mom just went through that Bro! Is You know and she didn't really have a lot of options in Boise Idaho. Maybe two and one of them, she I never called her back, and never got back her, and the other one was just so busy just so busy, and just she just never. It's it can be rough. Finding a financial planner can be I. Think what we'll see is one of the consequences of this. Of the coronavirus pandemic. Just, like we are all used to working from home, many financial advisors and financial planners an now working from home. So in what they're doing is they're becoming licensed in more states. So, if you are more comfortable, working with someone over zoom remotely I think you don't have to stick with someone in your area. You can go beyond your locations, but you know some people don't feel comfortable that if if they're going to have someone managing their life savings, they want to be able to meet them in person. That's just a personal choice. All right next question comes from twitter. Is that right from sully what I hear? Okay? I just listened to the episode mentioning Your Weakness Two. Shopping carts and Tj, Maxx that me or you Jason. Accused me. Thoughts on the stock. If I had a war on Amazon, basket would be Costco TJ maxx Home Depot tractor supply. What would be your basket against online retail? That's funny. Well okay, listen I wouldn't have basket against online retail, because online retails where it's at. The whole idea. The whole idea behind the basket approaches to find a long term trend that you feel like the world is headed toward and so the war on cash basket, for example that was always one about people using cash war, traffic payments now with that said I get the spirit of the question some going to answer it because I do like some of these ideas. And I I would definitely include Costco in their in Home Depot's well. Home Depot gets a lot of my money. Doesn't, but they have a very loyal fan base of customers that just are happy to renew year in year out. So I love those membership models there, so costco and a Home Depot for sure you know I'm going to give a little shout at my wife Robin I. Know that she would approve of my adding target to the mixer. She hasn't been raving about targets APP and ordering on the APP the able to go to the store. Just pick it up right there I've talked with Ron Gross on more than one occasion about target and how this really has. Become a twenty first century resale right they're doing. They're doing everything online and in physical stores. What they call Alma Channel and then my fourth and I'm GONNA. Take this. You probably aren't expecting this when Alison. I'm GonNa Shock and all you. I'm ready. I'm ready Alta. We're going. Make up my I know my daughter's love. It ugly ugly Mug like this. What do I know about makeup? Tell you what. Get! A House with two daughters and a wife. That's what I know about make. There's a lot of it in an Ulta is a really really good business. They actually have a very nice diversified revenue stream. They've got the salon a`dynamic of the business which encourages people to go there they do have an online business. They have an augmented reality function there at where you can actually like. Try things on makeup to see how it looks. Mary Dillon just a phenomenal other adults of that's my fourth, their Ulta but they I appreciate the spirit of the question I like the idea I'm not saying this is the basket. I'm not tracking this basket in a not a not backing this basket, but in the spirit of the question if I had to develop. A basket, such as this one I think it'd go with those four. Yeah, I mean I guess you just have to think about what retail out there is something that you would still physically go to. Because the actual retail experience is being in the space is the experience and what you're there for? And I know I mean before Corona virus we I would go to target and just just couldn't believe how much money I had spent from walking through a few of the aisles. TJ Max is just a phenomenal business I mean what they've done through the years. Is really capitalized on the nature of the business, the advantage they have in that treasure hunt kind of nature like you go to TJ Max, maybe not necessarily looking for something, and then you end up finding a lot of things, and it can be a little bit lumping at times, but but generally speaking like management's a very good job of running that business, and they know how to exploit the advantage of experience. I think they're online game. Though I think they could probably get something going with online, and they just have not have not yet and so I. Haven't since Corona Virus for example. I haven't spent a single dollar there, but I continue to still shop at. Home Depot I. Think Yeah! We still shopping at home depot because we're doing. You know you gotta buy lumber somewhere. And I know my grandparents out in my my inlaws out in rural Virginia. They love tractor supply store, but that's not. That's not in where we live, but. Still New deck at the house there allison. I mean you, can you see? A big exposed beam behind me and some drywall work that needs to happen. Have lots of drywall work that needs to happen now though. Yeah Anyway get to that. All right next question comes from Matthew. I got married to my amazing wife nine days ago in a small Kobe nineteen wedding in our front yard after we postponed it from its original date in April all. It was definitely different, but still very special. My question is in relation to this wonderful event. My salary has been at a level that has allowed me to fund a roth. Ira I love the optionality of it, but after marrying my bad ass, wife are combined. Salaries are now over the limit that would allow me to fund the Roth. IRA does this affect occur immediately? Do I need to now open up a traditional. IRA and begin funding it or do I have until the end of the year. Matthew wants a Roth Bachelor party one last. Well Matthew I have bad news. When it comes to most things in taxes, your status and your age and things like that depends on where you are on the last day of the year, said if you're married on the last day of the year, you were considered married for the whole year. So that means if you contributed started contributing to a Roth IRA for twenty twenty. You need to call up your brokerage. Firm and re characterize that as a traditional. Now don't have any other traditional IRA, as it's very easy to do the back door, Ross which we've talked about before you can just google it or even when you call the brokerage, just say I want to do the backdoor. Roth and they'll tell you what to do. If, you have other traditional IRA as you can still do. It just becomes more complicated and you'll probably pay more taxes. So you, but you may not be totally out of luck and I should say that's only if you have a traditional IRA doesn't matter if your wife has traditional areas. One exception by the way of of what I just said. In terms of tax status and last day of the year is distributions from retirement accounts before it's age fifty nine and a half, you actually have to be age fifty nine and a half to avoid that ten percent early distribution penalty, unless some of the many exceptions that are out there exist. Right next question comes from Warren Warren Buffett. Maybe I don't know that's why I was thinking. He's asking about coq, so maybe maybe. Once James Opinion on coke. By? Or hold? Wants to now. I'd give buffet night give. Kiesel Warren of the same advice and I would say. For some I'm not buying it. Not Buying it I'm not holding it if I own it. I guess that means sell it. Even Atlanta Georgia person like you i. feel like it's almost sacrilege. I am pretty close to probably not being ever even invited back. But the facts are the facts. Okay, I mean you do have to look at the stock itself has been ain't bad stockton for the last five years. I mean I do understand why when you look at it what they do, I mean they have. Four hundred master brands, and less than fifty percent of them are the big global brands that are actually responsible for almost all of their revenue when I say almost only ninety eight percent, so it's a business. It's very reliant on on. You know a small portfolio of really successful grants. The problem is now. We've always talked about cocoa beans such a great distribution story and that's true. They've got a distribution network. It's just phenomenal, but the problem is now. They're what they're distributing is is being seen as not so good for you in so you're seeing them. Have it into to essentially pivot away from what you know brought them all of the success for all these years. Years in soda and that that's not going to change I. Mean you're always GonNa have people to drink soda? People are not to drinking as much soda going forward in the numbers of just kind of the kind of shown that through that through the quarters in the years of Coca, Cola and Pepsi Pepsi. Has the salty snacks division, which I've always been very. Impressed by I, mean I love a good Cheeto, and so I mean anytime you can throw a bag of those cheetos in my Patriot Amok GonNa, turn it their coq. Interrupting, but I think this is also very important point. You tried the Jalapeno White Cheddar crunchy cheetos. The White Shit or so. I've tried to Jalapeno ones but I've not seen the white Cheddar White Cheddar Jalapeno crunchy cheetos. Don't get the puffy. The poofy ones are not as good, but the crunchy white Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetahs. them by them. They're amazing. I have to back. Pain you. I'll get those next time. I promise I, mean Eh. One. crunchy wants the puffy ones, so that people won't you're not? You're not seeing poopie. Who using poofy Joe Copy? We'll be Coca doesn't have that dynamic of their business. They don't have that dynamic to their business, and they've suffered from that Pepsi's Pepsi's outperform coca-cola over the last several years. It's not safe. Pepsi or coke get it back. I'm sure they probably can. But what I am saying is I think there are a lot of better ideas out there, and so I wouldn't be putting new money into Coca Cola and frankly if I did own it. I probably would look at selling it and you know if you've got a beverage company, maybe own starbucks. It seems like the science coming out in support of coffee, right? It's coming and telling you that these sodas. They're gonNA. Make you fat. Coffee, it could extend your life. It could help you live longer. SMART Mexican looking this a starbucks as well is. That sounds like study from the copy roasters of America. Do! Something that Chris Hill sent me the other day. that. We sleep at night. I'm glad I've been drinking coffee as long as I have God knows what I would look like otherwise. You're a good looking man. Rick. good-looking next question comes from. A. I'm trying to save money for my kid's College. Fund while the five nine is a great option. I'm limited to investing in mutual funds, which means at best I'm going to get what the market gets assuming I do some sort of low cost index fund and I be a capital F. Fool investor have been doing much better than the market in the last three years of being a member of. Of Stock Advisor Enroll breakers, even during this pandemic mess by listening to every full podcast and following David and Tom's and yours and every one else's in the full universe. My portfolio of about one hundred stocks is up here today. Thirty percent to the market's down five percent as of day as of today weighed down by three sluggish five to nine plants that are also down five percent each. I feel like throwing away money by using the five to nine, and not being allowed to select my own great companies in which to invest. What's more, my understanding is that the five to nine does not count as an asset for the kid when applying for student aid, but the coverdale does. So I come to you with a simple question. Can I have my cake and eat it, too? What if I wanted to use the coverdell to buy individual stocks? Until the child is nearing college? At which point I then converted to a five to nine. This allows me to get better returns and avoid it being an asset for financial aid and get the favorable tax benefit. So, chose this question, because first of all Dune does a good job explaining the benefits of the coverdell over the five twenty nine, you can buy individual stocks. You can buy and sell them all day long. We recommend that, but you can. Whereas with the five twenty nine, you can only make two changes to the investments a year, and it's all mutual funds. So. That's you did a good job of explaining that. I will point out with the coverdell. It's gotta low contribution limit of only two thousand dollars a year, so for some people save more for college, but they can max out to cover it out, but then put the rest in a five twenty nine. One thing that doomed does not have quite right. Is The financial aid treatment the financial aid treatment? Coverdale's and five twenty nine is identical. They're treated as assets of the parent, not the kid that is favourable from a financial aid perspective. It's not negligible doesn't mean it doesn't have any effect on financial aid, but it's better than an asset that is owned. By the kid. He can. Transfer money from the Coverdell to the five twenty nine. If for some reason, he decides to do that, but you can't transfer it. The other way around so were convinced to try out the covered. You have money in a five twenty nine. You can't move it from the five twenty nine. To the coverdale. What other interesting thing that he pointed out is that he is doing very well with his investments, and he owns about one hundred stocks. We get this question a lot. Either on the show, or on the full live that we run every day for members of full services, and that is how many stocks should I own, and if I owned too many are not just owning index fund watering down my returns, but here's an example if someone owns a one hundred stocks is still crushing the market. Idol last question comes from Cameron thoughts on the valuation of Stone Co in light of the corona virus for a fragile country like Brazil. This could be the tipping point after so many other headwinds. But how does that affect stone? coz Business Jason I. Don't even know what Stone Co is. What is still business? Yes, don't Coz a payments company that's focused on Latin American markets in Brazil and particular in so I guess it could be. Draw you can draw a parallel to to a with square through pay pal at, but generally speaking I mean it's payments. Company focused on Latin America. Primarily Brazil. Is the big money making market kind of like Marco Libra, they're. In I, I, it's a it's. A NEAT opportunity, gained a lot of headline recently, when and it was, it was seen that Berkshire hathaway. Warren Buffett's company Berkshire hathaway taken a five percent position in the company, which is pretty considerable i. Think in the near term. You have to acknowledge the fact that. They're gonNA, be some real headwinds in in Brazil particularly because of the pandemic I mean. The flip side of that is role in same boat kind of in that regard. The entire world is dealing with it, so it's not specifically you know it's. It's not particular to one economy or one country some. To get hit harder than others I, do feel like Brazil. Be at a place where they can recover from this given You know some of the other businesses in the area. I mean that that that I think is. Who knows ultimately how? That's GONNA shake, but generally speaking. I think the move away from cash towards cashless. Transactions in and financial software that's not stopping if anything, this hastens that which which is what I think, Cameron's talking about there and for a company like stone. Co, neither are other companies in the space pags bureau in roquetas libra to but you know moving money around is a big big market opportunity, and there's nothing that says they won't be able to expand well beyond the Latin American markets, too, so I I'd say cautiously optimistic I mean I
Store Worker Pepper Sprays Customer Who Allegedly Got Violent After Refusing to Wear Mask
"Supermarket employee pepper spray to customer for not wearing a mask. Well, it's a little bit more than that. Witnesses say, the man got upset that an employee told Himto wear a face mask or get out. That happened Wednesday night. So he started screaming and ramming her with a shopping cart. That's when another worker swooped in and nailed him with the pepper spray. Medics took him to the hospital to get that looked at no word on if he'll be charged for using his card is a weapon.
"shopping cart" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"And we're back we're gonNA talk about the general session. Twenty twenty is this really a historic session. Can we say the word historic overused or is this something that is actually legit? History will tell. The next election will tell. I think there have been big a core sweeping changes that have that are in the works if not already been moving forward. I mean when it comes to equality and equity when it comes to To some degree using the budget is immoral document. I mean there's really been a sweeping. What what what. Democrats were elected size their mandate And whether that's guns or that's equality or that's Anything else that you know that they felt was their mandate from From Seventeen nineteen. I mean it's really what you've seen and they've been really fairly disciplined in putting a lot of that together less discipline on other issues. But it's been you know. I think you've really seen a lot of big sweeping changes. I think the thing that's going to be really interesting. As weather said coming into elections whether people are going to go after sessions over people back in the real heart super-g all parts of Virginia Real Roe V. over whatever. Are we going to sit back? And you heal changes period. And whether they're going to feel good about are they gonNA say wow they did a bunch of shit and it did not fuck up. My Life didn't take my gun since for my business op. Didn't you know didn't screw up my milk. Did or are they going to? Or they say switching holy hell everything is different and everything is awful and then what does that mean in twenty and what does it mean in twenty one. I think that's where it's all out full of at the pulpit stocks farmers. You want to feel it. I think people are gonNA traveling and stuff like that. What the gas tax and stuff. That's coming through If you talk about the minimum wage you're GONNA get an incremental of minimum wage whether it's reasonable or not hill. You just raise my taxes on this and you gave you gave localities the same tax before your cities so some localities are going to jump up. So my fifteen dollar what You know Living wage. You just took it out on the left of my right pocket and put it in my left pocket and I still have the same money because I'm giving it right back to you. It's a circle. I ran into governor former governor Bob McDonnell earlier in the session. He happened to be in the building sort of wandering around talking to members of the General Assembly and he sort of distilled the Republican thinking a little bit. Which is that after this year. You're going to have more taxes more abortion abortion and more gambling And that's the New Virginia. Right so is that is that a message that they can then sell to voters in like maybe try to take some power back or is that or are. Democrats going to be able to run on this historic if you WANNA call it historic the storage session in all the treatments that they that they made certain parts. Yeah Oh yeah. The taxes is one thing because again I mean I just gave you the example. You know I get a fifteen dollars minimum wage rate bomb or whatever else or a living wage. This is great but if I gotta go down the road and I gotta fill up my tank just to go to the doctor or back and forth week to take my kid to school and I'm paying more in gas there you got. I mean you you know I mean you're taking it and some of the small businesses and stuff like that only have a handful of employees. You gotTA BUMP THEM ALL UP. If they're not already making that. And now you got to cut and is your property tax bill going to go up because your local government is now unionized. And they need more money correct. I believe Alexander might actually be the first locality up prediction. I don't make a lot of predictions. I'll make one. I Alexandria probably will be the first local government to unionize Sarah. I would not be surprised at all if that was the case. I mean we're a pretty natural fit For for all intents and purposes I mean I was given the direction We did not take position collective bargaining but I was given the direction that we there were certain things that we could probably live with knowing that. It was probably going to happen here here. Here's the structure of what we could live with. And so we worked to be involved in the process because if this is going to happen to us we want it to happen in a way that we can actually implement and that we can do right and thinking about it politically the last thing. Democrats or anyone WANNA do when they when they implement policy is implement bad policy that blows back on them and something like this. If you don't do it right you don't set it up where the localities can implement this. It's GonNa come back and bite you. I also funded interesting. This is sort of a side note but if you think about the employees of the city of Alexandria they include Sarah Elizabeth Graham Taylor. They also include Senator Jeremy mcpike and delegate Elizabeth Goes Ma. They deserve unions taste. Well we were talking earlier about Shopping carts and it made me think that especially with collective bargaining and some of the other provisions like the minimum wage. The Democrats have put forward to address. Poverty doesn't it seem to to to us here that the shopping cart problem that senator servile has on route. One is really a problem. It's something that you only have around the route one area of Fairfax County. It's not in the rest of Fairfax County. And this is also a hotbed of poverty. In the count I think too. I think it's more than I think. It's not just homeless low income folks who use these as a tool to to take things. I think I think a better public transportation and the route one corridor would do a lot for fixing the shopping carts in water problem because if the problem is that people need to get their stuff from point to point B You know bus. Rapid Transit would be more impactful than shopping cart but And I think that is something that it is coming. He's working on. I know some counties working on as Resident Fairfax County Lives very close to the route. One corridor all the guy. I know that that is something that they are very committed to And and that linkage between Fairfax County and Alexandria in that area is something that you know. We're really working on on sort of streamlining out there. But I think that's what a lot of these things are and I think it's something I feel like. I stood up and said a lot. This session is that. There's no one solution to a lot of these problems. And I think I talked about it when it came to pedestrian safety and Bicycle Safety. I talk about it and came to portable housing. Talk to You. Talk about what comes with shopping carts. There's no one solution any of these things sort of think that you have the perfect solution defects affordable housing in the Commonwealth or fix. Our Roads and bridges are fixed schools. There's no one solution and so giving figuring out lots of tools that whoever is involved in these things can use to solve. These problems is the best way to do that. And that tends to be seen as incremental ISM and that tends to not go well with folks who perhaps have been sitting and waiting for power for you know yawns and months and years and days for the ones that are in power right. Who wanted to happen or activists and lying folks who've been told but for the balance of the legislature. This would totally happen. Let's talk about that because there are some big issues. I think progressives are going to walk away with being really angry about. There's no salt weapons ban. The right to work law remains in place. The green new deal didn't happen there. Are you know the war hardcore? Progressives are going to be kind of upset with this General Assembly session at Twenty Twenty right now. I think you're right. I'M LOOKING AT UTAH. So your people can be upset. Oh undoubtedly of you know we were talking about some of the senators who are voting like Republicans on the Democratic side from northern Virginia localities. So you've got like Chap Petersen Fairfax you got Senator Marsden in Fairfax who's Specifically threw a wrench in the minimum wage debate and smothers These are people who off their. They tend to be older. It tends to be more accessible. But you gotta consider in reference the Marson and they're looking at it look at it in a legal aspect of it and he's looking at it through a legal mind. He's not looking to party will he is. But he's also looking at through legality of respect that about south do he's he's you know on that. Marston. Morrison's commonsense down the earth commonsense former Republican former Republican however he was on Franklin Roosevelt lookalike son in Alexandria Marston Morriston Fulla and not give them credit. When we did the school monitors ation subcommittee two years ago. We traveled commonwealths center. Stanley traveled Commonwealth Morrison. Showed up to all the places he showed up in Danville. He showed up in Giles. County in Montgomery County southwest. He was in Norfolk. He got out of Northern Virginia. And then when we went to northern Virginia we make sure we hit his district. He had a school or two in his district that needed it and I think it opened up his eyes and opened up. There is where. It's you know what I like to tell. People is somebody came to my office. Lobbying me for Reggie Bill. They came in and he's all greenhouse gas so left the green so they came in and was like. Hey what are you staying on? Reggie and stuff and I said what tells Reggie test it because new lobbyists Well I was like what Reggio okay should they go Well it will Increase jobs by fourteen percent. Okay and what sector. What are we talking about here? Right now didn't tell me that other states have done it. I said okay. Great what other states don't tell me California New York you know New Jersey. What other states have done it you know? Does it work bad. Prep work is very flirt. And then all of a sudden it's like well you know we need to get And this is what gets me about it. Is You know people come up here and they go well. We need to make sure everything's green. Everything's green and I was like all right and I said well. We already banned off shore drilling because people don't want to see the windmills and stuff off the coast of Virginia Beach Eastern Shore. Stuff like that and they were like. Let's put them up in. The mountains will happen because the same people that love. The beach loved that view. There are people out there that love view the mountains. And you know there's a lot of work to be done there a lot. Well on that note of all the work. We have to do that. Seems like a good time to wrap things up so we can actually do some. Yeah no shit man this. This thing is supposed to be ten minutes. And it's worn on like V is special log special. Thank you to Richard Crouse for the use of his office. Which is huge Richard? You must be like a really important guy because this office gigantic you got the kiss poster and there's no window by a got A. I got a thirty two inch monitor and I love. This is like a poster with William McKinley here. Well you guys make Great Radio Sarah. Thank you so much for coming onto the podcast. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. You WanNa get in touch with an idea for the podcast. You can slide into our twitter. 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"shopping cart" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"We're back so Sarah talk about shopping carts. So I know that Senator Scott Serravalle has been on this issue for many many and I know his mother also has been on this issue for many many in the very well known environmental activist in Fairfax County. Yes has been on this topic for many many in fact booth has ended my ear on this topic many times because there is one particular Walmart on the route one corridor. That is the chief offender. And it's those Walmart shopping carts that ended up in Little Creek and Servile volunteers his time with a bunch of Environmental Activists Fairfax County and they go down into hunting creek and rip all these shopping carts out there and they're like hundreds of them right there really are. I mean it really is a problem in Centerville district. It is very. It's not a problem. That is specific to his district but he sees it very clearly and he is worshiped personally to deal with impacts of the of the shopping carts in the waterways and so when he brought the idea to us he said. Hey there's something I want to do. I'll do it for urban counting former government do Fairfax honey or interested. And we really sure like we are always four. Additional tools aren't locks localities. May Big Fan anything that says localities. May We are in for. We like options. We like. We like tools in our toolbox for dealing with any of the problems in our community. And while we don't have a giant problem with shopping carts in waterways or in in public areas we thought having learned was having a you know a stick that we can use in or if we have if we have a big box retailers for the most part who are being responsive to our concerns about the shopping carts about winding up places. They're not they're not implementing ways to keep the shopping carts on their on their property. Here's them that we can use to kind of nudge them along to do better. What exactly does the bill allow local government to do? The bill allows local government to fine the shopping cart owner. The the place that it comes from should this shopping cart wind up in some public right of way in a stream a medium. Whatever it is you can find where it came from. That is the intent of the bill. There's there's some other little complications in that I know that the center's work on mitigating but That is the intent of the bill intent is to allow localities to go after these folks because this interval always told story that that you know he has a retailer. Costco who could who used to have The shopping carts this stop at the border there gio fence the the wheels lock and they can't get taken off and change behaviors changed. We're shopping carts wound up in that area and then Either they changed shopping cart vendors or the shopping cart vendor. They were using the longer. Did the lockable wheel GIO fence. This is important point. I would actually put an underlying this here a little bit because the the offensive Walmart gets on the route. One quarter Had All these shopping cards little hunting creek Servile who is a delegate at the time this is this story goes back to several years. Delegates serve made a big stink about this. He introduced a bill. It didn't pass but like the effort and all the noise that he made persuaded Walmart to put the technology on the shopping cars that lock the wheels and so it temporarily solved the problem. I say temporarily because for whatever reason Walmart stopped doing it and the shopping carts ended up in the great. And so here we are now senator now. Senator and here we are with this bill and there was some drama like it failed. And then they brought it back again then send servewell's in the back of the Senate chamber like Jenkins arms and so it actually now has passed right like what is the status. Is it going to yet another conference or is it actually headed to the governor? I'm actually not sure. The last item checked on it. It was it had gotten revived and passed by for the day in the house. But I don't know if they got back to it in our thirty six hour thirty yes. I believe it passed the House yesterday. We got yeah they probably. I'm assuming it probably meant it. Sort of back to back to the Senate for them to read. Consider so it's Of all the things that have been dealt with here for this to be one of the most controversial is just the fact that these probably spent more time and this is actually like. This is real like frustration. The fact that they have probably spent more time talking about local authority maze not shelves to deal with shopping carts. Then they have on collective bargaining or you know a big perimeter. There are a lot of really big issues that they spent significantly less time at least publicly facing dealing with then. They did with shopping carts than they did with public spitting than they did with the deal with elephants than they do it. Milk or or law library fees. Birds don't you Susan and if that is what the public sees this and that's why the joke is. Oh we're moving Virginia forward. You know one four negation bill at a time like this is. This is what the public sees. And this is the board facing look and to to know how much of the work is done behind closed doors. You know how much of the work is done in committee to know how much of the work is done. in in your off time or whatever but what the public sees is thirty minutes on the floor milk and an hour on the floor on shopping in the sixteen minute or sixty seconds soundbites on the news and the papers in this podcast that four people are actually listening to besides the four pay sixty. Okay we'll maybe six but it's that but I do agree with you. There's been a lot of times spending on bills but is just like what the fuck are you doing talking about spending forty hours on the floor? What are those forty hours spent doing? What is spent being talked about? What is what. Are you spending your time in your your energy on? I mean y'all only have three three re y'all have three resources when you're you've time you've money and you poke capital monies out the door because you're not kit right into it so it's time and his political capital and if you're wasting either of those as a member or if you're a staffer and wasting those for your for your folks or if your lobbyist smell this podcast for an activist wasting that You know forcing a member to waste those two things. You're probably not doing the right stuff here. So it's that is a frustration of mine. This talk now. The shopping cart bill passed yesterday. Passed the Senate. They agreed to the House amendment. Twenty two to seventeen. So now now we can go after Private businesses and stuff like that for their shopping carts that they might not know is this is in the creek or anything problem in Bedford County or elsewhere to point out. The bill actually visit specific planning. And he's only talking about. I would point out that that the Senator Stanley did have very significant Concerned with the bill which was that. He didn't know what a shopping cart was. 'cause they're really called bug you want. You should know this because you know from Oklahoma. It's either Soda Pop. Only right. It's one of the other. It's not wait. Wait what what is so. Yeah exactly but so on the list of issues that the city of Alexandria is interested in your here talking about to lawmakers about Sarah saw shit. Shopping cart is one thing but as as Krause's pointing out a human waste is another so sewage has been a longtime problem in Alexandria aware make river right and how many gallons per day less than we used to denote. I actually don't know what the number is. It only happens when there is significant rainfall. That's not true. That is not true. I spent some time. Look where a lot of people eat at Taco Bell Foley. It's not a lot of rain. It's like zero point. One inches of rain will trigger the switch and one of the fall so the outfalls actually have different different rain. Triggers one of them is zero point one inches of rain? So don't find Ron about all this. Is You know you sons a bitches from northern Virginia and everywhere else I wanna come down and like. There's been a significant of a debate in the committee.
"shopping cart" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Power from Republican to Democrat. I am here with my co host. Thomas Bowman how're you doing Thomas? Hey Michael and our regular Republican contributor Richard Cross. Thank you so much for joining us Richard. You're welcome and special shout out to krause because we're actually in his office right now as we speak. And we're joined by a special guest Sarah Elizabeth Graham Taylor all the names. Michael Thank you who is not just lobbyists put a city Alexandria but my personal lobbyist but this island and I consider Sarah thank you so much can join us at and a dedicated listener to the podcast right absolutely. She was so excited when she found out. Richard CROUSE was going to be on The shooters had to listen. And what do you want? Kosovo Big Fan I. I'm not sure if the Richard Crouse episode or the Martha Simon Alfonso Lopez episode of my favorite But both again enough and come back to a decision so we are coming at. You live right at the end of the session. It's a mind blowing time bills or flying around. Everything is in conference. Nobody knows what the heck is going on. The governor is signing some bills right. So let's start with Let me see here. Let me look at my list. Swearing and fortification right Right out of the gate and like Saddam and this is not this is a PG show but here we are it's not a TV show when you're on it dude. You only got ten listeners. Here I'm just saying so. I think there's no one who I know who's going to benefit from legalized swearing more than Richard Crouse. What are you going to be doing to celebrate on July? One fucking aid Thomas where where do you think we are here at the session? We've got something special here. Showing that we have agreement at least in a majority of the members on fornication on swearing and on ending happy endings at massage parlors satisfied. There is a serious parts of that. Which is human trafficking supposed to cut down trafficking and so there's there's widespread agreement on that however I have to say it was a little bit awkward. Hearing the elected officials talk about happy endings committee which most uncomfortable all of them. I'm not sure what I'm more uncomfortable by the people who were uncomfortable talking about it or by the people who were comfortable talking about it away there was just a good place to be that one said the posture of Virginia Policy. After July. One when all of this becomes law is we will be making it illegal to get a happy ending when you're finished with your massage so you will have to forty eight with them instead to keep it above books right fornication now legal in Virginia thanks Sarah's they'll get that she manages delegate Mark Levin you were saying Managing Marshall Either way. They're lying satisfied so really. This is all your responsibility and doing. Good business practice right. There was not an item in the city's legislative package. Dob believe that this fell under any of the principles that the city supported the session. However yes it was spearheaded by a member of our delegation and there must be a problem in your city. It's only a problem if you can't afford it. You know one thing that Levin point out to me when I interviewed him about this bill was that because of a few years ago the General Assembly legalized adultery. That there was this conflict because adultery is legal. But fornication is illegal take commandment good Lord I mean this was the session of equity and Colorado.
"shopping cart" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I'm sure he's not happy with how that went at all. He got us closer. The miami programs absolutely better because mark came back down here. I just feel like when they offer him that chance to at for that game the first game of the season like you were just coaching them last season and you just left so you're just gonna now. You're going to be doing t._v. Talking about it's like just pass. Maybe he's a good good man and he's a self aware manno. He's a good man and he knows that the programs better off without him which is why he walked away. He knows that they're in better shape. I think he understands the position position that he was just over. Let's not be like he's a great decent man but that doesn't mean that he didn't like. He wasn't leaving like this. Program will be better off without me. He was tired of hearing all the crap from fans and he's just like i don't need this yeah. I had to deal here where you tell me what to do with my staff and obviously we didn't have the results and you want me to fire my son. I'm just i'm not gonna do it. I i get a fire. The fact that many has left i think spoke to the disconnect between the offensive and defensive side of the ball which was a real problem last year. There wasn't is in continuity and there was a lot of resentment. The defense just overall felt like the offense in an order was doing they were making there were playing the wrong guys and they were entitled and everybody just wanted to take their ball and go home. If they weren't getting the playing time meanwhile there's a lot of highly touted recruits on at defensive side of the ball that are happy with the five sacks that they get <hes> in a game because the defense it has everything in line yeah rick made a whole mess of the quarterback situation with with the constant waffling and also you know i'm not picking the best quarterback throughout camp which was sharon darren williams yeah that's exactly right in retrospect in retrospect yes <hes> so i think the mistake was not going to jaren the second. Maliki started <hes> struggling again because balik was their leader lead them back. Had the big wins beat florida save for the first time they went to an orange bowl with me rosier. Some a league did did just entitled to keeping that job even though he wasn't the best but the second struggle the mistake was not going to jared yeah rick had a blind spot for jaren williams and that's pretty clear you're now and part of that. Is that i i. I don't think is on the quarterbacks. Coach was very high. Darren williams what <hes> many said during the off season. I think is exactly true he. He said that our biggest signing wasn't any recruit wasn't any player it was. Dan enos who you know. I think getting him from nick sabin staff to to sort of turn around the offense instant particularly the quarterback position was just huge. What did you make of tape. Martell is he absolutely has this it factor about him. Everyone one rises from their seats when he checks into a game. He's talked about in the way <hes> nationally. That doesn't really there's there's no real reason for him to be spoken about this way quite honestly because he hasn't accomplished much in college football. He is from the accounts that i've heard really rocketing up at this depth chart at wide receiver. He made a really nice catch in the scrimmage and he got out on the field and he did cause some havoc florida called a timeout. He was on the field during d._j. Douses big fifty yard rush. He really confused florida when he was out there. Despite him only really touching the ball one time on that rush for negative one yards but if if you're mark pope o'brien hightower i can absolutely see them getting frustrated because they almost transferred out of this program last year for lack of snaps in this dude that just switch over from quarterback is all of a sudden getting more snaps than me here in my second or third season with the program. Get out of here with that right but but you know they're they're trying to keep..
"shopping cart" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"I don't think that they'll keep they'll have them there. Though just you know oh. He's gonna have to have a year off or something to kind of distance himself from that whole situation. That's all my points. It's like the wound is still fresh okay i. I know we're probably better off with like we don't know that yet. We are but i'm just saying you're better off than what mark rick was last year because i mean we was cussing pressing start oh and one last year i wanna game for this program i understand but at least you have someone that's invested in and doing the necessary things well. Let's not forget that part of the postseason damage after last year's disappointment <hes> was also diaz left the temple and that he left the program in disarray a and left the program at the worst possible time now. It's nice that he came back a couple of weeks later but he essentially he had to repair the damage of his his own doing which i think he's done pretty well <hes> but but i also think that that d- has in the program just got luckier than lucky that <hes> shack quarter min and pinkney and and all of those linebackers decided to come back because hormann absolutely could've entered the luckier than lucky right so gac his rix legacy the the bubble yeah yeah rix legacy is the indoor practice facility no doubt and getting them into a level. That's at least comparable to some other elite programs. You're not going to be able to compete with the money that some of these states school has a state schools have some of these <hes> <hes> programs with huge booster bases. Miami's not really that. I think our biggest boosters the rock saying yes. The turnover chain was his biggest accomplishment. It came up with it and he said sure yeah and let's not forget rick contributed i think one or two million dollars of his own money to that <hes> indoor practice facility yeah and and and at one point last season two seasons ago they had the nation's longest winning streak <hes> which wasn't really talked about all that much they had that that primetime sometime game against notre dame college game day was here and for a week but paul finebaum noted miami hater was on sportscenter wearing turnover chain after miami just blew the doors off often notre dame that felt good and felt a way that it hadn't felt down here and close to twenty years and while last year left a bad taste in everybody's mouth including mark mark richt..
"shopping cart" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The game darren williams plays great defenses for takeaways everybody's like art we're winning this game and they should have won that game in my mind but <hes> penalties and poor offensive line play dum them all the media is kind of praising jaren williams after after that game like just said everyone kind of has i actually liked danny knows kind of chopping that down and being like hey buddy right. You're not that great. You got a lot of work to do 'cause if dan enos comes out and my wow i was really impressed with william jerem. Williams is probably feeling himself. It's good to have the media's gonna build you up. You got to have the coach there to breaking down. He knows probably we know better than anyone. The things adjourn williams did well and didn't do well right and he knows the buttons to push into not push and you don't know what goes on privately you know what's for public consumption versus what said privately i have a feeling that that they're very pleased with what they saw out of jaren williams but the idea of giving tough love publicly. He's not a bad thing either so that was a very weird game. I i watched it back and felt differently. It felt a bit different when i was there. I think it was closed in miami was lucky that it was close a bit. There are just certain things that happened in that game. That aren't sustainable. They recovered every fumble they got a penalty pass interference on a fourth and thirty four that was shorter the marker <hes> their drives kept getting extended by penalties yeah. My emmy made some mistakes obviously the muff punt and the chip shot. I didn't realize how short that field goal was missed. However you have to give them credit for extending thing that drive with a brilliant play call on the fake. Even though there was holding penalty on it they drew a personal foul <hes> <hes> unnecessary roughness all the what ifs and positives at the canes fans are taken like from this game about how close they were and we gave stuff away and this and that the gators you're saying all the same stuff they are they could they're saying this game was close but it could have been a blowout confirmed. It's the v. I saw greg. Mcelroy had this sagan college football live. It's a very very bizarre game in which both teams could could have a solid argument for saying we could win that game by seventeen points at the very least yeah i think it was a case of of both teams you know looking looking like it was the season opener looking a little jittery a little sloppy <hes> but would it told me is that there's not a lot of difference between <hes> the eighth ranked team in the country and what was the twenty ninth ranked team in the country. I think miami is perfectly capable with <hes> playing with with one of these second tier. Powers like like florida is now as we've seen <hes> they're not capable of playing with clemson which is the the trouble because anytime anybody starts talking about his the you back you have have to say well not as long as clemson is that monster road block in their own conference. Last year was a year that was very detrimental to this program because they had a a lot of positive momentum going into that season. They had a decent recruiting class and last year mark. Can you make a solid point point when he say mark richt probably checked out on last year couldn't fire his son. They had a really bad recruiting class for the university of miami and all the good work that was done <hes> off open to that year was sort of undone by how disastrous last year was in nita sorta reset that clock. You need to get a._c._c. championship..
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"Here. I actually don't do that. I'm okay with it. We'd have a question about the the last the last topic so like if you see celebrities doing wing charity and and you assume they're just doing it for the cameras that take away from the charity that they've done harley greg's gregson that guy. I've often thought you know. I don't wanna be that guy but you know you see cam newton. He does this thing on thanksgiving where he gives a bunch of kids foods. Would you do it if there were no cameras well. That's just said the old saying is something to the effect. <hes> character is defined by what you do when no one's looking you know so if you're handing out turkeys and there's no cameras. That's more more credit to me than if you're handing out turkeys because there are but has it more credit from you when you don't know it happened because there weren't cameras there well. That's it you know who knows it happened and the people who got the free birds. I mean those that happened. I guess it's in a way it's better for them to take cameras and give turkeys and not give turkeys at all because people are still eating eating like their intentions may not be the best because they just want the publicity or whatever but at least i don't wanna say turkey's because i don't want to make this specific thing to that but either way if if the if the charity is being done to the intentions really matter i mean i i see your point to give out turkeys with cameras better than not to give them at all. Can i interject elect a <hes> an historical perspective to the button fly issue of course button flies were very popular. <hes> back in the late sixties early seventies seventies when when i was like a sort of i was never a hippie but you know during those days when i'm wearing flares bell-bottoms and butterflies were very popular back then. I'm surprised to hear the coming back because they're very impractical in my mind. It's it's awful. I mean it takes way too long to you. Know get what you need to get done things. He's like you're rummaging around way too much down there because you're trying to fiddle around with the buttons trying to get him. It's their people look at you. Funny you know what are you doing down there yeah yeah i'm not a i'm gonna go back to the dipper. I'm not gonna start flopping it over so zipping it you gotta do is undo two buttons here. Folks like it's on a huge do fiddling with some buttons takes it won't ever do we still have buttons on shirts are shirts zippers. There's just so impractical takes a long time. You go like this up and down your shirt. You know what jack light said is true. There's always the hardest artis button to button hips. No matter what we're gonna do some sports here with greg cody and for the love of god god. Can we not hear his take on josh rosen and ryan fitzpatrick. I feel like we're six weeks in a row. Now josh rosen union. Gotta go josh roses. Does it just so compelling argument. I have written three different columns on that same complex wouldn't that name but then he had that drive and then he nine then get any better net all time record ninety nine yard drive. Come on. We have a <hes> the first hurricanes result in hand that you have to react to sue greg cody your thoughts. I was pretty impressed with the canes they they you know they lost because of their own sloppiness. I think they played well enough to win that game but when you have eleven <hes> penalties and you just keep shooting yourself in the foot it's tough but it you know if if you and i totally disagree with dan enos who said he was disappointed with darren williams. I don't think there was much to be disappointed. Wanted with with darren williams i mean if he gets average protection <hes> and the offensive line is the big issue right now <hes> jaren williams. I thought played great eight. <hes> the defense has four takeaways <hes> if you told anybody that before the.
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"I was like oh that's a nice moment and then i watched it back again and i realized like the one cameraman was just like focus on the little boy and then in the background there was another cameraman that was just focused on my little boy so it was almost like they were like. Hey oh no bathrooms about to come out and give you a high five. We're gonna get on social media. It's going to be a nice moment. You know so i'm like. Are they going back to that thing are are they actually being nice or are. They just pretending to be nice. I mean i feel like he's being nice there. Let's be cynical. We have nothing on this topic. Yeah feel like the athletes one is. I think general in general people just take take moments so that people like their followers. Oh my god. I'm so jealous of this person. Look at this great sense that they just sorrow my god look at this meal. I don't want to blame this caller for this one. I feel this one was on us. Yeah we gave us a decent topic and we all just looked at each other. You got this you got this. You know i feel like this. This could go both ways like ball clubs. Give kids kids balls and they had the cameraman right there for the moment so this definitely goes. Does it take away from odell beckham. Does it make it less nice just because it was a photo so often i feel a lot of photography is if the team told them to do that then yes i five. If it's on his own he totally skipped gift. Wait a second. What cam newton does is a touchdown celebration. That's not preplanned. He knows when he scores a touchdown and he's gonna hand it to a kid but everyone the eyes of the world are on him. When he scores touchdown. All the cameras are fixated on him his disingenuous known as a personal decision <hes> is it yeah yeah that one seems is a little bit better because it doesn't seem so stage like some of them just feel like they're totally set up and like made-for-television nice moments you know i i feel like that's prearrange though i i feel like <hes> a p._r. Guy for the panthers as gone to a mother with a cute little six year old son and said hey when cam scores a touchdown he's coming to you. I feel like stage to that degree. <hes> i feel like the tickets those front row tickets feel like probably go for like a lot more money than they they would because parents know hey. If i get this fermo see my kid could get yeah so it's a scam is what you're saying all right what topics left i all right yeah so <hes> i was close shopping the other day and i got these shorts and i've tried them on. I'm like oh yeah these big great and then all of a sudden. I noticed that they had a button fly and i just wanted to <hes> <hes> get your thoughts. You had an experience with the <hes> with the button fly rather than differ. Oh my go- yeah let me say right now. Yeah got putting a button. Fly right now. Flies the worst. I would fly nearly understand why we're still doing because when i go to the bathroom. I don't zip down ever what no i've had a bad experience with zipper. Yes so i'm permanently scarred. I'm thinking about mary quite possibly permanently scarred so just <hes> you know under the belt loop in flop it over. It's definitely a safety. Flop can't think of a worse pain. Your wages wrong sized pants if you can do that too big if you just type hands it's just like i don't wanna do it here..
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"L. prop it up on a on a curb <hes> because my priority always is <hes> the driver in the lot over the cart wrangler who really doesn't have that of a job. You guys all these our against. This must be a coding thing. Are you guys come on. Do you guys ever go and take it back into the store. I never taken to know the answer to the two of you. I know the answer is no already. The cody's appreciate that for you. Guys sound like you just poop on the floor because someone has to clean it up and job security. I'll tell you what i will do when i'm when i'm in a good samaritan mood if i'm walking into the store and i see you know an old lady <hes> with a carte and not knowing what to do with it after she's unloaded it. I will volunteer to take her cart art and bring it into the yeah yes. Have you guys ever been to all d. So all d- has a thing where you put a quarter in and it unlocks the car right so then you're motivated to go and put it back. If you wanna get your quarterback so that you don't have yeah you get the quarterback so a quarter kind of sits in there and there's this little thing in the back that pushes it out because you kind of lock it back into place but what ends up happening is that then the parking lot is just filled with like seven or eight cars attached to each cards attached to each other because people were just finding the closest one putting it in to get their quarterback and then you just have a long chain like nine cards taking up like ten parking spaces yeah but nobody carries change more. Oh carry jake and all de will sell you you at the register a little like keychain thing where you put a quarter in so it's a little quarter holder so you have it on your keychain so when you go to all the again you just take it out. Put in the thing another reason why i feel feel like i can speak on this matter as i used to be a car wrangler for target when i was eighteen and there is nothing better publics doesn't have this. They have so many carts that they're pushing out from the parking lot that they have this machine. Yeah i've seen the though it's like you put it at the end and you're walking with a whole line of carts and you have the remote in your hand and i'm like guiding this thing. It's some some pressure in this on this task but it's fun. I love the idea that there's a company out there. That incentivizes me to make an extra effort with my cart so that i can earn back twenty five cents. Just it's so ridiculous on the face of it. I mean i'm not a rich guy is not like if i saw a quarter on the ground around i wouldn't pick it up but the idea that i'm going to be incentivized to do something. I don't want to do to make quarter on when you see shopping carts out. There and you know what there's fifty eighty cents sitting out here in this parking lot. I make minimal effort here. I just connect these things. Go plug amen two quarters for me. I'll have to walk to the store that i was going to anyway. Aren't the homeless doing that frankly i. I don't know ask next topic all right. <hes> has social media as you guys is <hes> like singapore cynical about any nice moment you see like i was i was i was watching sports or the other day and <hes> they posted something like where odell beckham came out and gave this little boy a high i five and at first i.
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"We're going to go out to james. We had an interesting interesting two weeks with canadian. Mike you earn here for this and we have what i'm assuming will now will end up in the mystery crepe but we had yesterday david or not yesterday last week. David called in from toronto and i don't remember i'm sorry but i don't remember the guy's name that called for montreal who hates david and they were just they battled. They were yelling at each other for <unk> a good ten minutes about canadian water. I feel like we can say this now because we are going to repurpose yeah. It was the first time because we do this local art. We just go. We don't like you know. This isn't like editing. We don't prerecord days before like we do this in the morning. It was the first time where we were done with the segment where like i don't think we can use that. Yes it was just them like screaming over each other real issue as we were pressed for time and we're not sure if they had been cursing at each other because it was so heated and they were just yell like so loud at each other over reach other and we have it. It's like nine minutes long so i feel like this is something that may live in the mystery great. It was pretty incredible. I don't know if if it was good or not but at the same time appreciate it was terrible but it was also entertaining it was it was something else it was it was and and since then by the way they've found common ground in both hating me because they both come after me asking why it hasn't aired anywhere yet and i'm like i don't the with his so conversation ended with the two of them still not on the same page and the montreal guy was saying. That's very derogatory for for him to be saying french. Water is dirty because he kept doing that over and over again like david maybe cooler with that yeah and and now they're on the same patient hating me because it still hasn't the light of day might make its way into mystery create this week. Let's go to james is one of our favorite callers here on the local hour. You got some topics for us. James james yeah as usual through i and as usual roy choice i feel right right so what's your policy on on shopping cart for hours. Like are you the type of person that will return your shopping cart to the little <hes> little corral every time or is there a threshold where if it's too far away you'll like prop it up on something or or just like leave it for four to run into somebody's car. I feel really strongly about this and greg does as well so we'll get to him in a second. I feel like if i have a ton of groceries. I'm going to walk all the way out to the car empty my groceries and then i'll do the the thing onto the curb right like we're like the front of my car is a move a move that the the people who are in charge of collecting shopping carts absolutely lutely hey right even though it makes some sense for like you have respect for drivers in the parking lot by around that but the people that collect shopping carts absolutely right. That's job security for their job job. So what security if i if i if everyone put their car back in the in the thing where it's supposed to go then the car guy would not have a job so that's job security rationalizations the second thing real fast and get it in if i have only like two bags because i also with my daughter a lot of times when i don't need a car to get cart because i i don't want to carry her around so i have two bags exhau- i'll get just outside of the public's and i'll leave it like i won't pay. Put it all the way back but i'll just kind of leave it in the area and i'll just lift her up and walk to my car greg. How you feel about this. I'll return the cart to the corral if convenient if not convenient l..
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"Miss homeroom on his lunch lunch. The ads do you think the guy from the games and dolphin stadium and growing up with elephant had when they said like whatever his name or you've got started at games and now i'm picturing him as a little kid storing the smaller elephant or elephant matt yeah yeah aw myron these update that is it was on like i'm down honestly to start like a go fund me or something so we can get him a nice new hats so that he can wear it into like the next door you can afford it whatever but i wanna do something nice for him that guys like a legend in this community and he's still to chris's point wearing the same giant green and orange elephant all hell yeah yeah so. How do we get him a new one. Do we know how do we even google this. I don't know we did we did an interview that guy we should. This is what we need to do. We need to find someone who's like a seamstress or like a costumes. Are someone like i dunno architect because i feel like this is probably a waste of their time but we need to find someone that can make one for us that we can get to him like a new one like a cool one if that guy is the gold standard for lightweight beerman ever a._d._m. Workers all around south floor. Do you guys have any other rival that guy because i have one the guy at pro player stadium the marlins guy who would sell you peanuts with the tennis ball bill would come around if you wanted the peanuts he three the peanuts you catch the pants. I would buy peanuts just to play this game throws. He's he's like he's. He never peanuts. They throws me a tennis ball. I take the cash put the cash in the tennis ball though the tennis ball back to him. I was so good at this game. I know not surprising you. You guys on the mark every time just trying to find a picture of me with the ice cold you guys don't have any other like there's no person that's outside of that. Beerman of people like in that realm who's the most famous beerman ever well i mean i think it's steve austin right. How was that. Did you watch that episode yet. Man i was watching. I was up till all eleven thirty which was a real late night for me but i was. I was like we're probably going to talk about the commissioner k._o. Eskimo kiss and i just need to get up. I like all my pop culture and you'll have to hear us and think these people are so lamely time about something that starts at ten o'clock. It's like way too late dirty asleep yeah but i was o'clock. That's like like my normal bedtime last night that i heard about that patriot center that has the blood clots and you might miss the season so i just did that thing where you know you search his name on twitter just to see the top top stuff and so you can kind of read up on them and the first video that popped up was him doing the stone cold steve austin with two beers at the last <hes> patriots breed though i was like let let me learn about this mark andrews guy see what the deal is with his injury and the first thing i learned is that he's.
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"Only on h._b._o. Okay it's a greg cody tuesday. I imagine when greg gets in here will do some xs and os and they'll be plenty of time for that. We already spent one segment. Kinda on miami was was my a miami football topic. Yep generally was accounts while people are talking about demand an apology policy paul. I demanded clarification because i'm just curious to know what you meant by that. Let's say change things up and go out to one of our favorite callers joe from fort wayne indiana. He's our boots on the ground. We're going to get andrew luck reaction right now. Joe you are on the air. What do you know joe blow guys. It's raining indiana. I'm hiding in a storage closet students in my classroom right now. It's a sad day <hes> you know. I think we're all wondering what could have been. I'm of course talking about the <hes> kiss that never ones as last night between shawn mendez communica though that was like it seemed like the navy was going to happen at the end when they were on stage and then it didn't happen and then they looked at each other and kind of like giggled and then walked off the stage also they were like two feet away. They were basically sitting on the stage weren't aren't they joe and i was i was rooting for you know we all wanted to see. We're all wondering workers this go because the next ten years of shawn mendez <hes> so you know. I'm saying her name wrong. I'm kind of saying like you know. I don't know if you could play. The white guy sounded right now. How do i pronounce your name. It's fine it's fine. It was accepted our engineer. One is in the studio right now doing work and he is not in his head because i started making the motion ability that while there wasn't a kiss yes there was something probably even cuter than kiss which was they rubbed noses. What does that call us and ask them all cats an eskimo cutest thing you can get one. I don't want you can confirm the eskimo eskimo kiss right one and what else did you see it to be amazed between shaman camilla and <hes> she was like in his arms later. There was a shot on them. They were beholding. Oh wow joe. Did you see this. Can you confirm those reports. I did not eat the after i just i watched that particular performance they were. They were definitely a kind of all up in business. <hes> they were singing over the same microphone at times or was there was a lot caressing <hes> deep breathing you this. It's a bit of a put on. I don't why they're either. Though yeah i don't to be the skeptic doesn't believe in and love but i'm kind of wondering how all of a sudden had the song come out and now they're very in love and i mean there from miami. Anyone in the family wants to call in and clarify shawn and this is from miami to no no no yeah. I'm trying to figure out okay if they did eskimo kiss what could they have possibly done that would have been cuter and at first. I'm thinking there's nothing but but i just thought of something he could have done a butterfly kiss. He could've blown a kiss. What's i don't know what is a butterfly eyelash. That would have been so so. We're yeah. I was thinking about one of them. Blows a kiss where it's kiss your hand and blow it and then the other one catches it and puts it in their pocket. That would have been talking. I think eskimo okay so wake you catch the kiss not in the pocket but in your heart i'm saving it for later you ever catch it and just like make out with your hands. Oh no china right joy hiding in a closet from your students. I am absolutely well. They actually left to go to assemble..
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"Spiel. What's the glock and should be allow. <hes> it's translated from german as set of bells as an example of tuned percussion instrument. It looks similar to xylophone but it bars but it's it's bars are made of steel rather than wood okay. That's mine called the longest field yeah and it's like such a bad ass name him in the band. I'm supporting spiel that college bands don't have like a vocalist. Someone just add some like not the not lyrics. I don't think they should go out full songs which is someone would that be your weight picture with what i would really need it for really gonna play this game. We should play like at the u._m. Fight song and like i could tell you what i think. Vocalist could add to that song yeah. Okay papa ban pepe then it well. It's tough for me you too bye-bye vulcan a uh we scratches no no no no no no sorry vocalist in that fight lights on there is high yeah yeah yeah yeah there you go yeah the the people the instruments i'm regretting. Don't worry about it. You honestly should have regretted the drumming fight song. I mean this guy takes a picture of butch. Davis doesn't another fight song what was going on there. Just go what is going on back. How does how does it go radio. Play off the top of my head. Oh so you knew the miami fight song off the top of your head because i played the video game i know right. I put so backed up when you play the video game if i didn't have a fight song by have have a t._v. Miami miami has like top-five fight song or am. I thinking whereby we're biased. I would even say florida has a better. I'm and there's the donna oh donna i actually did my seats. Were so yeah yeah but but but <hes> up pampa pop up that <hes> that that that that that that bad the that that that that that <hes> the go go go you go despite the fact that at that you third at that et de the who what's ever used by some i i can write exhausted. Parade great down could use a vocalist could especially if it's me goes stugatz here hiring is challenging but there's one place you can go. A hiring is simple fast and.
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"Usually announces the presence together drumline and they got the actual drummer the band leader with a whistle and you would think that there's noise always coming through people read the side. You know yeah well. I think this is where i think what happened. What began as something that is good in theory and just i need to keep track of my kids became a bit of like a a flex on them. I mean the report. The report is the there was people walking through and pushing ban members so he stuck out his arm to stop people from doing that and that was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground that is the only account of the story worry that we've had that seems like <hes> a a pack of very mean miami fans and it is something that is entirely possible with this fan base. He's i'm just saying i think that would be expected but not just miami fans like if florida's playing f._s._u. or flora's playing arrival you know if they're bands right there. There's gonna gonna be some drunk jerk that look. I gave you my account of what happened to me. And if you ask the band director i'm sure there was like some sloppy drunk guy and his and and his wife were just pushing some kids and and stealing drum instruments so it's just it's a weighted account and you only have one side of it because the do that did this got away with it right right they haven't they haven't caught him so you're only getting one side of it so it. There's probably two sides but if it ended in violence away that all the reports are the whatever the miami side of it is. There's no excuse for getting physical. Obviously a real question is what instrument would we all play if we were in a marching band. I like got to be a drum guy. Everybody wants but like. I'm not this guy the guy with the big you want to be the drumline drum guy. I don't like the big bass drum yeah yeah. I would be like the guy holding it like almost like a pencil that kind of thing where he's like. Oh yeah the little the little snare about a tuba and and like. I don't want to use my air because i'm like yeah. I get winded hired xylophone billy. What are some marching band instruments. I mean i'm gonna have to roy horn section roy. You were never in band right <hes> but <hes> he went to new orleans. Yeah they had had a pretty good fan like how large was the band and norlin. No one was picking on the new orleans band members that no no that wasn't so if you were to play play an instrument in the in the northern ban. Would you be oh man <hes> jazz flute no no. I want to be in one section of the weapons sanction. I'll probably probably hollywood hold onto drums. Maybe the with four tom everybody wants to be a drummer. No one wants to be the guy that plays trumpet trumpet tuba french torn woodwind clarinet flute oboe saxophone reminds me. Mum played beat boxing your pencils back in school the saxophone the phone. Is there a woodwind not in the people that i can't tell you never to ban right. No i never did not play everyone music class so and how the record record quarter of my god what a horrible instrument it's awful right. It was always so squeaky you can never really hit the notes the right way and never sounded good. No no chiefs supply. They made everybody play. Would you hit the symbols to shame menendez blocking spiel. What's the glock and should be allow. <hes> it's translated from german as set of bells as an example of tuned percussion instrument. It looks similar to xylophone but it bars but it's it's bars are made of steel rather than wood okay. That's mine called the longest field yeah.
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"Going. I never thought it was smartest artist thing but they're like in a holding pattern and the assumption is from everybody else except for me. Who's not educated in this. Is that you you have to wait until they go through. Which is a huge inconvenience if you're in a hurry trying to go to the bathroom if you're split up from somebody and we my wife hyphen i were innocently not trying to go through just trying to go around this ban so we can meet up with people because this look like it was gonna take a while and the person who is in charge the band director. I guess the adult in the room was very disrespectful to my wife just in tone. I don't really recall what what he said but he was speaking to my wife in a way who was my girlfriend. I kind of like how dare you yeah yeah like it was a it was a definite ego trip. It was a power trip. I felt like there were years of of like highschoolers like picking on him because he was in band that kind of deal this is a way to exact revenge on people and it got a little ugly because band people getting like if felt like a bullying gang up type of thing and they had a result in hand and it was just like what the hell is this. I don't even know whether it's happening happening right now. I'm just trying to go from point a to point b and when someone takes that tone with somebody. It's pretty jarring because you don't know what you're walking into so it didn't come close to physical. I certainly defended my my girlfriend's honor at the time but i can absolutely see a scenario area where someone like that. Dude took that tone with another woman and some dude from miami took exception to it and didn't have the resolve to be as patient. It seems like just taking themselves and what they're doing way too serious so <hes> the the idea behind it is they hold formation and no one can cut through them because if people are going through them the band director can lose track of the kids which in a vacuum i totally get but most people are walking around them. Which is what we were doing but it's whatever it is it certainly mutated and it's become sort of like it's almost like you're stumbling upon like some weird religious like like <hes> situation. That's been going on for several years. Was this security. No there's no security and there's no information on this like you're supposed to know. Oh don't cross band which is a okay but they don't exactly tell you politely. There's no sign 'age like there isn't like some dude. That's like with a flute telling you oh with assign like hey don't cross here. We're trying to stay in formation and has anyone told the florida banned. It might be more convenient for them if they do this underneath like under the stadium i also. I don't know the logistics. I was in the swamp and this stadium camping world. Stadium was obviously a logistical nightmare. I kind of feel like there's a better way to get a band out than just through. The same place at everyone else walks but i'm no expert here. I'm just saying there's a lack of education in terms of what this is and to take disrespectful full tone and start yelling at a woman who's just trying to get by while being mindful that there are people that are not trying to be rude and encroach on their space it was it was offensive to me. I affeldt found it disrespectful and i totally see the wrong dude from miami getting offended by that. The story is that he was grabbed by the neck from behind and thrown to the ground. Yeah it's annoying to have to walk around a band but maybe don't crabs someone by the neck and throw them so no one oh billy no one's absolutely defending that i'm just saying like what this is an and they didn't catch the guy and the reports are this dude was slammed to the ground put in a rear naked choke and all that and and since the person that did it is available it can just get worse and worse through florida. I'm just trying to give you perspective as to what this dude from. Miami probably found himself and not at all defending what that is..
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"Philippi. Franks knows funner. I was trying to get wacky and you went wacky punter so obviously we can't ignore the elephant elephant in the room. I mean i guess we could but yeah enough of the fat jokes all right i get it. I put on a little weight. That's what we're we're talking. Yeah some what we're talk. Alga paul finebaum was one of those things that i watched and i was watching this live as it happened and it kind of bothered me so i'm curious to know if he clarifies clarifies it but let's just have the clip <hes> speak for itself here and then we can go from there one other story. I saw this morning. <hes> the four band director was attacked act out in the parking lot going to the first thing about that. I have heard i haven't heard much <hes> but i did hear about it and i don't want to incite the crowd here but <hes> when it comes uh-huh a miami nothing surprises me. It's it's just a it's a third world program. If you ask me well at least those shot i guess okay little cherry on on top year at the very end all right so coded at best i he went. It's obviously extra third heard world program. I think everyone kind of knows what he means by that. I don't wanna make assumptions. Oh if you look up the definition i it's not something you say about about different parts of this country at best that makes you make a facing. Don't don't go there now. It's live programming and people can say the things. I've knows i've been guilty. The of maybe going too far in years past with or being flippant like that. I think it's just a little flippant and probably a blind spot for paul. He does a regional channel. Show where things like that don't matter but yet it bothered me took some offense to it. I hope he clarifies is a worthy of an apology. I'm not sure i'd need to hear the clarification. I it happens all too often when people lump in our fan base and they get a little extra with the descriptions. I'm the first to tell your fan. Base is a terrible fan base. That's the thing is like. I don't know what he meant by that like if he there's so many different ways you you can describe miami fans and be totally right right just he said it there and it just sounded a little but i don't know what he actually meant so it's tough to really judge. The thing with me is i just just don't understand where that description has to do with the story of a band director getting attacked and it being a third world fan i it almost means like this. This person is less than me because i'm making assumptions because they support miami after you guys told me about that whole incident because i was learning about it here in the local hour i realized that the exact same thing sort of happened to me without the violence i don't i saw your twitter and it was just. I'm sorry it was too long. Yeah give me the through like to give you so. I was someone i had like a verbal back and forth with aband- director now i've seen the picture of this band director and i remember that incident that i had was almost ten years ago so vividly but now i can only picture this dudes face so like in my heart heart's. I'm like that's the same guy. It's the same guy but i maybe it's confirmation bias so what happened to me when i went to gainesville when tim tebow in the gators beat robert marvin the miami hurricanes congratulations for that one i think we were close at halftime anyways like we were trying to make our way through the concourse and exit and catch up with people so that we're a ride and this has happened throughout college. Football were bands just sort of wait in the concourse to try to get from where they're going..