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If the Left Is Freaking Out, It's Almost Certainly Good for Us
"Got another one of my kind of not golden rules but let's call this a silver rule always measure what should be your level of concern about something by watching the left's freak out if the left freaks out about something is almost a hundred percent chance it's good for us put in Javier Malay mi le I put his name in Twitter the left is losing their minds at this guy won because they understand like they did in the Reagan Revolution with with Pope John Paul with like Melissa they understand that this stuff spreads and it's almost like a good viral contagion that when freedom spreads it's hard to stop and what is the left hate more than anything well obviously freedom they freaked out when Netanyahu wanted to shut down the judiciary overzealous in Israel that means to you you should say well that's probably a good thing they're reining this stuff in around the world millet wins in Argentina the left's losing their minds which means what applying again a rule about this you should say well this is a good thing we support the left freaked out about the right starting to take back some power in Germany of course what did the left do what they always do anytime the right wins any election sure the Nazis are back that's what they do every time because I remember everyone to the left is a Nazi despite Jim despite actual Nazis that hate Jews they love those as long as you say stop the occupation first you can say whatever you want ever kill the Jews whether you say stock you the up can't stop the egg which okay but if you're a Trump supporter you go you know I love free markets and I hate high -techs see that's a Nazi that's a this is how crazy these people were dealing with or Finland Sweden look what's happening in Spain I don't want to get overexcited folks well you can tell him jump in today's show because I'm really like stoked to get back on the air Friday no off good was for me it should have been there but Vince coordination screen you see what's happening in Spain there is a revolution going on in Spain right now we'll get into the whole details of the story but the bottom line is a left -leaning communist didn't have enough seats to take power in their system so we combined forces with a bunch of secessionist which is a big no -no is trying to like split the country up and the Spanish people
Fresh "Silvers" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Seven has cleared the roadway along with delays same goes for the crash on sixty six in centerville just after or check that before centerville exit fifty -two that crash was blocking will get a single lane getting by now that crash has consolidated to the shoulder all are lanes open and those delays are slowly beginning to ease now heading back onto the way in virginia the outer loop through alexandria heading toward the woodrow wilson bridge still heavy and really slow that's volume only as you make your way along the i -ninety five quarter southbound between lorton and woodbridge we've got volume that'll carry you through northbound travel lanes are running speed at with the help of express lanes heading into maryland pockets of delays as you make your way through silver spring in college park the bw parkway is moving however slowly as you make your way between maryland 32 and the capital beltway that's volume only the earlier crash we had southbound i -95 at maryland two twelve has cleared the roadway i'm on the flight or w t l p traffic the forecast now from seven news first alert meteorologist mark pena dry for now but rain will be increasing as another storm system approaches our area overnight rain increases and can be moderate
If Kari Lake Wins a Senate Seat THIS Would Be Her Top Priority
"And one of the things they've flipped the script on Carrie, which I want to get your take. Carrie's running for U .S. Senate, by the way, in Arizona. I'm sorry I should have mentioned that. assume I a lot of you know, but Carrie Lee, Carrie with a K, K -A -R -I. Great candidate. This is an opportunity right here. One of my priorities and a lot of Republicans I talk to and good conservatives is a swamp house cleaning, especially at the law enforcement and intel community. I don't deny there are some decent people left, some whistleblowers I know have told me that, that there are a lot of people there who are great guys and women. They're out there investigating bank robberies in the Arkansas office and the FBI. They have nothing to do with any of this. Matter of fact, most of them love Trump. There are people at the top, however, Kerry. The FBI and DOJ, you know, have been involved in a number of conspiracy devastating facts, not theories. So if you were elected to the US Senate, can we be assured that this is going to be one of your priorities too? Because I know you can't stand these people as much as our audience can. Yeah. It's a top priority. We have to. Our federal government has been weaponized and turned on we, the people. I mean, this is the tyranny that our founding fathers warned us about. And maybe, you know, nobody saw that that's what the tyrants would be now. Here we are, you know, after the Revolutionary War. And we are dealing with basically a push toward going back to a globalist running the show. You know, they freed us from the globalist King George, and now we're facing globalism taking over and Americanism being gone. And so this is battle what the is. We have to go after the bureaucrats and the bureaucratic administrative state and our federal government. We're watching what they're doing to President Trump, and they're doing it to a whole lot of other people as well. And I think we've got to do a major house cleaning and I'm talking shrink these departments down if we to have starve them of the money in order to get some of these crooked people out. And the good thing is, if we can find silver the lining, Dan, is we're starting to see who's who is as much of a struggle as this is as much. It's dark. It's not fun. It's
Fresh "Silvers" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Gaza driving up the death toll despite evacuation orders. judge A rejects former President Trump's claim of immunity and his federal election interference prosecution. Federal prosecutors say Derek Chauvin was stabbed in prison 22 times by a former gang leader and one -time FBI informant who told investigators he targeted the former police officer because of his notoriety for killing George Floyd. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. It's 118. Traffic and weather on the 8th. Here's Steve Dressner in the WTOP Traffic Center. In Virginia, with still dealing the crash on the westbound side of the Dulles toll road after the Wheely Avenue exit. And last report, it was two to the left getting by with minor delays. We are seeing a bit of a backup on the inner loop of the Beltway Capitol folks exiting off at 123 and Route 7 heading to Tysons Corner Center. volume Increased on the streets. Also around the Galleria as well. Now on the outer loop ramp to go to southbound I -95. The road we are currently blocking the left side of the ramp. 95 northbound is where most of the volume is actually not bad coming up from Ohio Harbor, off and on delays through Dale City. Once you're over the Yawka Quantap get to Newington all clear to the Springfield Inner Change. In the district as we're seeing through our Colby Consulting traffic camera we're getting a little slow on the southbound side of the 395 freeway from the 3rd Street Tunnel down to Main Avenue. That's all volume at best. DC 295 in both directions. You'll delays find roughly from the 3rd Street Tunnel up through Benning. Looking to satisfy everyone your in family head to Silver Diner. Their new menu is everything from Creekstone Black Angus Burgers to 15 vegan entrees including dairy free shakes. Silver Diner much more than a diner. Steve Drissner WTOP traffic. Two 7 News First Alert meteorologist Jordan Evans. Temperatures climbing into the 60s this afternoon 50s later this evening. Now do you think we stay dry at least through 8 p m. But
A highlight from John Di Domenico (Encore)
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Folks, welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Did you ever see the movie The Blob starring Steve McQueen? The blood curdling threat of The Blob. Well, way back when, Eric had a small part in that film, but they had to cut his seed because The Blob was supposed to eat him. But he kept spitting him out. Oh, the whole thing was just a disaster. Anyway, here's the guy who's not always that easy to digest. Eric Metaxas! Hey there, folks. In case you were not aware, Albin Sadar has written a book and the title is Obvious. No, really, it's obvious. Albin, could you back me up on this? The title is Obvious. Yeah, I'm holding a copy of the book right here, and it says Obvious, so it must be Obvious. Obviously, the title is literally Obvious. Yeah. If you read the book, if you see the cover of the book, the title is Obvious. Who's on first? Literally, who? His name is who? Okay, so in the book, every chapter is super short, and you say these things that are Obvious, but that need to be restated. By the way, you've got blurbs from everybody. You have a forward by the great author, Eric Metaxas. I don't know how you got him. I don't even know. Is he still living? I always confuse him with James Michener. I'm sorry. But anyway, on the back of the book, you have a quote from George Orwell, and it says, We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. So this book is filled with truth. Every chapter is the statement of some obvious truth, which needs restating. So what which one should we focus on? How about the one the title? What is it? Who made you boss? Yeah. Who died? Who died and made you boss. And by the way, that George Orwell quote, he says, It's obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. I couldn't find any in my sphere of influence, so I just wrote it myself. So there you go. I hear you. I hear you. But the chapter. Yeah, I did want to focus on is is the one called Who Died and Made You Boss. I got to explain that actually the title is supposed to be in quotes, but it's not. The editor left it out, but it's in quote. It would be in quotes is because when we were children in the playground, if you're playing a game, a tag or something, then suddenly somebody changed the rules so that they could win the game. Somebody in our group would always say, Who died and made you boss? And of course, people. Yeah. Yeah. Who did? But we're living in a world nowadays that people say you can't call that woman a woman. She's could be a this or that or they and and and we have to stand there and say, wait a minute, who died and made you boss? Who are you? Who comes up with these things? Why do we have to listen to you? I'm going to listen to, you know, the almighty, because I believe in him. And he said male, female. He didn't say they, them, theirs, whoever. So who died and made you boss? I explain all that and talk about some fun stuff with some fun cartoons. Some of this stuff. What I find funny about it is it is like it's stunningly obvious. And yet we don't see it. I mean, the idea that we would go along when somebody says you can't say this, you can't say that's good. And we go, OK, or oh, oh, yeah, yeah. Simply saying, excuse me, no, no, you don't get to decide five minutes ago that there are 37 genders. I don't know who you think you are, but you don't get to decide that this simple little pushback of that, of stating the obvious that you don't you don't have authority over me. I answer to God and sorry, but I don't I don't need to listen to you. That's a simple truth, but we need to restate it. And obviously you restate it in the book titled Obvious. What do you want to say more about that? Well, I want to mention other things that that are obvious. What I begin with the chapters called Basically God Exists. And I talk about how to me it's obvious that God exists. I get one of my favorite little examples is in there and I end with the stolen election because to me that was so obvious. I'm sitting there saying, doesn't anybody else see this? What I love is that I got a I got a meme in here or a graphic in here from the Babylon Bee. They gave me permission to use it. And the title is it's one of their articles says White House announces all conspiracy theories are true, except for the one about the Biden stealing the 2020 election. And I thought, say, great. They nailed it because I had a couple I had a cartoon that said basically the same thing. But then when I saw it in the Babylon Bee, I said, I think they're going to say it better than I do. Now, I have a bunch of little cartoon characters in there and a lot of the artwork is my own. I must admit. And if you think the cartoon is of me, it's actually not. It's of Simon de Hundert, who is my alter ego that I write with at American Thinker sometimes because I've written an American thing. This stream looks a lot like you, Alvin. I'm just I'm just here to I'm just being honest. I'm just stating the obvious that Simon de Hundert, because there are these cute little cartoons that you have done in here. And it looks like it could be you. I'm just saying it could be. I'm not saying it is. Look, I'm not going to go out on a limb. I'm not going to swear in a Bible or take a polygraph. I'm just saying that's my opinion. It could be you. Yeah. Or not. Too much. Yes. Too much hair. I don't want to offend anybody. And only four fingers. There's a lot of funny stuff in the book. For example, there's a little cartoon here. I want to make sure I read this one because this is I like this one particularly. But it's a little cute, cute. It's it's it's your little drawing of the guy who could be you. But the quote says if Hitler were alive today with the left, call him Trump 2 .0. That's very clever and loaded, loaded with gems like that. It's also loaded with a lot of serious stuff. Oh, oh, my goodness. Yeah. One of my favorite things and one of my favorite chapters is and this is like a little parable. I tell is, is I draw a picture of a guy stealing a television set and the little parables about the stolen TV. A guy comes home. He goes into his living room. Somebody stolen his TV. So he runs next door to his neighbor and he says, hey, did you see anything? Somebody stole my TV. But while he's running over to his neighbor's house, he looks through his neighbor's window and he sees his TV on his neighbor's wall. So he grabs the beat cop. There's a policeman coming down the street. He says to the policeman, look, we have to go in this. My neighbor stole my TV. And the policeman knocks on the door. Did you steal his TV? And the guy says, no, I didn't steal his TV. And I said, policeman, let's go in and look. I'll show it to you. It's right there on the wall. The guy says, no, I'm not going to let you in here because I'm telling you right now, I did not steal that guy's TV. And the policeman looks at the other guy who accused the neighbor and he says to him like, well, that's good enough for me. If he says he didn't do it, then he didn't do it. So when the left tells you they didn't steal the 2020 election, that should be good enough for all of us. They didn't spend four years looking into Trump. You and I know, I mean, this is a horrible thing when you know something is true and people say, oh, no, no, no, no, it's not true. Or even worse when they say, well, you can't even talk about that. When you tell me I can't talk about something, that's when I get mad because patriots have died. Patriots have died so that we could be free and we could speak our minds in this country. You don't even have to be right. So it's one thing to say, oh, you're wrong. It's nothing to say, oh, you can't talk about that. We need to be just to speak the truth, to state the obvious, which you do in every chapter of this book is to be doing spiritual warfare. This is how we fight back by stating the obvious. And the fact that the election was stolen, not only is that true, but it should make everyone in America furious because what could be more despicable than people stealing an election from the American people, not from Donald Trump, from the American people? And so you have the guts in this book to talk about that. It does the crazy thing out. And again, this is the whole point of the book is like, you don't need to be some kind of a genius to figure out that it was stolen like it is obvious. That's why the title of the book is obvious, because everything you talk about is obvious. You're not making some arcane argument that maybe no, you know, for quacks like a duck. I'm sorry, but it's probably a duck. Yeah, yeah, exactly. That example after the book had come out, I said, oh, I wish I would have used the example of the duck, you know, walks like a duck, waddles like a duck, has feathers like the duck, goes to the bathroom like the duck, hangs out with other ducks. It's most likely a duck. Okay. And when the election was stolen, it was the New York Times that had to declare Biden the winner after like three days of a how come all this stuff coming in. Okay. I came up with probably that day. I came up with a dozen things that said this proves it. It was stolen. Yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, the book is obvious. The title of the book is obvious by Albin Saydar. Get a copy. Obvious by Albin Saydar. For 10 years, Patriot Mobile has been America's only Christian conservative wireless provider. And when I say only, trust me, they're the only one. Glenn and the team have been great supporters of this show, which is why I'm proud to partner with them. 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Fresh "Silvers" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Going southbound 270 spur to exit off on democracy to go to Westfield's mall over on democracy but otherwise Clarksburg outlets not doing too bad and Arundel Mills no problems in either direction over on the BW Parkway route 50 all clear from the Capitol Bell way out to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge still some dense fog over the Bay Bridge two lanes open eastbound three available westbound make sure you have your lights on district in the traffic moving nicely on the 395 695 freeway often on minor delays southbound DC 295 up from Burroughs to Benning no problems on I -295 are you to looking satisfy everyone in your family well head to Silver Diner their new menu is everything from Creekstone Black Angus steak burgers to 15 vegan entrees including dairy -free shakes Silver Diner much more than a diner Steve Dressner WTOP traffic now to seven news first alert meteorologist Jordan Evans temperatures climbing into the low 60s by 2 p .m. 50s this evening And even the overnight hours will stay in the 50s
A highlight from BlackRocks Secret Strategy To Manipulate Crypto (What They Dont Want You To Know)
"Bears have transformed into bulls almost overnight. Everyone's buying, bullish sentiment is through the roof because everyone thinks the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF is inevitable. But you know what that means. It's the perfect time for the market to dump. In this video, I'm going to go into everything you need to know about the potential Bitcoin ETF market manipulation. It's time to discover crypto. The thing is, most crypto gurus talk about the four -year cycle and they spend hours analyzing charts years past trying to predict the future. YouTubers make wild prediction videos for views and just use this as straight up clickbait. But sometimes these predictions come to fruition and sometimes they go horribly wrong. Like during the last bull run when everyone thought Bitcoin was going to 100k and yet here we still are waiting for it to hit 100k. But here at Discover Crypto, we go into in -depth research to help you understand financial and crypto markets. That way you make the right choices for yourself. You see, what most people miss in their predictions is the immense amount of market manipulation that takes place in the crypto industry. And this is only going to exponentially grow as more and more institutional investors enter this space. As we saw in the last cycle, when various entities crashed the market, we got that really strange never before seen chart pattern versus the typical blow off top. I think the way that SEC is handling the Bitcoin ETF is just another way for big institutions to manipulate this market. This can also be interpreted as the ever -growing wage versus prosperity gap that has been building around the globe for the last three decades. It seems that there's a favoritism for institutions. So in order to be prepared for the future of market manipulation, we need to take a look at how other markets have been manipulated. Now the market I believe is most comparable to Bitcoin is going to be gold. Bitcoin is often looked at as digital gold. So let's take a look at the precious metals market. The shiniest hedge against inflation. An institutional market manipulation has skyrocketed in the past decade with scams ranging from passing of tungsten as 400 ounce gold bars to claims that JP Morgan actually artificially suppressed the price of silver. The guy who accused JP Morgan of suppressing the silver price ended up getting hit by a car. Is that a coincidence? Now even though he only got minor injuries, that's still pretty sus. And market favors straight up admitted the market is manipulated when he said all the people that are bitching about the manipulation of silver and gold should be happy that it is manipulated because it still gives them an opportunity to buy it at a depressed price. So essentially rich people are saying it's your fault they're manipulating the market. And little by little the government is making a show of holding people accountable for manipulating prices. They create a case when institutions are so blatant with their practices that the fed's hands are basically tied behind their back. Traders at JP Morgan were accused of manipulating futures on various metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. And they used a method known as spoofing which involves placing a huge public buy order, subsequently canceling that order, and then selling it. This creates a false sense of demand that tricks retail investors into buying so institutions can pump on them. Two of the three traders who were accused ended up being convicted. And JP Morgan paid a whopping, and get this, what did JP Morgan have to pay? They paid a whopping $920 million dollar fine. That is a slap on the wrist for them. Why is it always that JP Morgan doing sketchy stuff gets off with just a mere fine? They straight up just consider this to be a cost of doing business.
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A highlight from Can Congress do its most basic function?
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to The Doug Collins Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's Legacy PMInvestments .com. Do you want to listen to a podcast? By who? Georgia GOP Congressman Doug Collins. How is it? The thing greatest I have ever heard in my whole life. I could not believe my ears. In this house, wherever the rules are disregarded, chaos and mob rule. It has been said today, where's bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found and courage is found. It's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken, people being put down, questions not being answered, and this majority saying, be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you one day you'll be back in the minority and it ain't going to be that fun. Everybody, welcome back to The Doug Collins Podcast. Glad to have you with us. A lot going on. This gets you started here on this Monday. Right after the break, we're going to dig in a little bit to the proposal out there. I'm going to talk a little bit about the financials in the house, the appropriations bills, the continuing resolutions, where they're at, where they're not at, the funding for different aspects. I want you to have a good aspect going into this week. The media is trying to paint this as the speaker's first big test, and in many ways it probably is, but it's also a continuation of issues that we've been seeing in the house for a while. Right after the break, let's jump into this and get you caught up on a Monday here on The Doug Collins Podcast. Hey, everybody. You know about Legacy Precious Metals. Legacy Precious Metals, you hear from them. We talk once a month. We talk about Legacy Precious Metals, talking about being part of your portfolio, how they're your navigator. Well, now they're not only navigating in a new way, they're actually giving you a new way to buy gold and silver. In fact, Legacy Precious Metals has developed a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice, and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. I'm more of a ship to my door kind of person. I enjoy having them with me, but they can do it either way, and you can now do it online. It gives you real access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time, anytime. You'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. This platform is free to sign up for. Just visit legacypminvestments .com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and is against a volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but a different asset class. This platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with just a few clicks. Remember, do as I have done. Go to legacypminvestments .com and get started today, and now you've got a new tool to help you along in your investments. Hey everybody, it's MyPillow's 20th year anniversary, and over 80 million MyPillows have been sold. Mike Lindell and MyPillow wants to give you the lowest price in history on their MyPillows. You will receive a queen size MyPillow for $19 .98. Regular price is $69 .98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive deep discounts on all MyPillow products such as bed sheets, mattress toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers, and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins to receive this amazing offer on the queen size MyPillow for $19 .98 or call 800 -986 -3994. This offer comes with a 10 -year warranty and 60 -day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that? Because I sleep on MyPillow every night. Go to MyPillow .com and use promo code Collins or call 800 -986 -3994 today.
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"Right let's update the weekend forecast live now to 7 News First Alert meteorologist Jordan Evans. Yeah I saw some fog out there it is quite dead still in of parts Fairfax County down to a quarter mile near Sterling, Reston, Dulles International, Manassas. Now seeing improvement some as well as Gaithersburg we're still at a quarter of a mile but then Silver Spring just under mile visibility. So patchy in some spots dense in a few other areas as we go into the
A highlight from Introduction to Philippians
"Brothers and sisters, I would encourage you to open up your Bibles this evening to Philippians. We're going to be taking a look at Philippians chapter 1 and verses 1 and 2. We are beginning the book of Philippians. Today will be more of an introduction to that particular book than anything else. I will attempt to talk about the author, the themes, the aim of the epistle, the things that we can learn from it without spoiling too much of the content so that later on as we preach on individual portions, it becomes anticlimax after anticlimax. I don't want to give away the entire book, but I do want you to have an idea of where it came from, why it is so very important to us today, what we can learn from it, and to see the similarities that exist between this book and indeed our own time. As I'll be discussing in the sermon, Philippi was actually a military colony, and you may have noticed we live in a military colony for the most part. So the resemblances between us and the Philippians, apart from the fact that we have microwaves and cell phones and things like that, and they did not, are very strong. They are still the same kind of people who deal with the same kind of difficulties. They too had a state which was sometimes nice to them and sometimes which oppressed them very badly. They also dealt with the problems of relationships and all of the things that the fall has brought in. So as we look at Philippians and we hear Paul writing to this beloved congregation of his, let us seek to apply it to our own time, but before we come to the word of God, let go us to the God who has given us this word and let's ask him to bless it. Please join me. Oh sovereign Lord, we do pray now that you would be the illuminator of our minds, that you would help us to understand your word. I pray that you would help me to divide it to write, that you would give me liberty and power and unction as I do so, that oh Lord, I would not say anything that goes against your word. I know I am a man with feet of clay. I am capable of interpreting the word or wrong, but I pray Lord that you would prevent me from doing so. I do pray also Lord that you would give me the sustaining power to go through this book, a right, and to apply it to your people. May you give us ears to hear and hearts to receive all that you have to tell us. We pray this in Jesus' holy name. Amen and amen. Philippians chapter one and I'll be reading verses one and two. It says the word of the Lord. Paul and Timothy bond servants of Jesus Christ to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi with the bishops and deacons. Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. I wonder if say 10 or 11 years from now, if I was in jail in Washington for my preaching of the gospel and possibly facing the federal death penalty and this congregation had sent me a gift in jail to help me along and I was writing a letter in reply to your generous gift. What would that letter sound like? What would I say? How would I come across in writing to you? Would it be complaining about the government and my situation? Would I be going on and on about the unfairness of it all? And speaking about how my liberties had been infringed or would I be writing to you to know a little about how I was doing and then spend the vast majority, not talking about myself and my own situation as dire as it was, but to spend the vast majority of my letter attempting to stir you up to joy and in the Lord to encourage you to be full of peace and grace and joy even in the midst of adversity. Would I think so little of myself that my letter would seek to lovingly correct problems of disunity that I knew about in the congregation? Would I push back against those who perhaps were on the fringes or in the congregation itself who were teaching bad doctrine in the community? And above all, would I urge you to keep the person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ at the center of everything you did? I hope that I would. I hope I would not send you a letter merely of whining or a simple thank you note that said very little. In my case, though, we're going to have to find out. But in the case of Paul and the Philippian Christians, we already know how he spoke in the midst of those circumstances because that is the letter that we have in front of us. Paul is in the midst of serious adversity, serious difficulty. He is struggling, we know, with loneliness, with persecution, and he writes a letter to his much beloved Philippines that is full of joy and encouragement in spite of all of those difficulties that stood against him in the world. So much so this letter is so full of joy that it has been often called the epistle of joy. Paul writing from jail, remember, and a Roman jail was not like the jails today. We speak today of jails as being three hots and a cot. You have TV, recreation yards, things like that. In Paul's day, that was not the case. You either had to pay for a place to stay if the charges weren't that serious yourself or if you were thrown into a Roman dungeon, you could often die of exposure. You went in with the clothes on your back, and if your friends and your family did not provide you with the things that you needed, including food in jail, you could die very, very easily while awaiting your trial. But Paul, writing from that kind of jail, he uses the Greek words for joy and rejoice, imploring the Philippian saints to rejoice. He uses those words kara and kairo more than a dozen times, and this is just a four -chapter letter, remember. So joy is one of the most prominent themes in what he is writing. He is, as I said, in a Roman jail. This is possibly the second time. I think it's probably the first time that he was there. He is waiting a trial on a capital charge of treason, and the people who will judge him are members of Emperor Nero's brutal and corrupt administration. And as we know, Paul was not somebody who was going to give them a bribe, so there's no way out of his imprisonment that way. And yet, as we shall see, Paul is able to look well beyond the circumstances that surround him, and he's able to actually see Christ in heaven and the work that Christ is doing in the world and indeed in Philippi and throughout the church and to know that God throughout is in control and that all of God's promises are coming to pass. Let me just stop and ask that question right now of you. Do you know those things as well? Do you have that solid trust no matter what your circumstances are in the Lord Jesus Christ, that no matter what afflictions, adversities, difficulties, diseases you're dealing with today, yet still you know that the Lord is in control and that his will is coming to pass and that none of his promises will ever fail. I pray that that is the case, and if not, I pray that you will take encouragement from Paul. He was writing to encourage the Philippians, but we remember that he wasn't writing just to the Philippian congregation. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he was writing to us as well. And so I pray that he would be encouraging you in whatever situation you are in. But we see him trusting absolutely in God, trusting in the Christ whom he knew and that therefore there was this inner principle of joy in his heart, an inner principle that no one could take away and that he still wants to share with others. He wants that joy inexpressible that we heard about this morning to overflow to others. The Romans might take his life. They could do that, but they cannot take away his joy or his peace. That is one of the great promises that is given to the Christian. Nobody can take away the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. Nobody can take away your salvation, and nobody can steal your joy and your peace in those things. But let's take a moment now to discuss how all of this came to pass, how he came to be writing this letter from jail. Where is Philippi? What was it like? Who were the Philippians, and how did Paul come to know them? Incidentally, this is a picture of the Philippian ruins that you will find in Macedonia. I am told they are amazing. It is a UNESCO historic site. Maybe one day as I got to see Ephesus, I will also have a chance to see Philippi. But in the meantime, let's talk about the city. Philippi was originally founded as a colony in northeastern Macedonia by colonists from the island of Thanos. They were called Thacians in 359 BC. But it was captured by Alexander the Great's father, Philip, and renamed Philippi three years later. So it didn't have much of a long run of independence. But in saying that, I have told you very little about Philippi itself. Because the Philippi that Paul knew came along much later on. It is like me telling you that Fayetteville was settled by colonists from Scotland. Because almost 400 years had passed between the founding of Philippi and the time that Paul was writing. Just as almost 400 years have passed between the time of the founding of Fayetteville in our own time. So the Philippi that Paul first visited in around 51 or 52 AD was a very different place. The Romans had captured it from the Macedonians in 168 BC. And in 42 BC during the Roman Civil War that brought an end to the Roman Republic. It was the scene of the final defeat of the forces of Brutus and Cassius by the forces of Anthony and Octavian. Who later of course became Augustus Caesar. And that final battle occurred just outside of this city. This was critical because after the city Octavian turned Philippi into a Roman colony and a military outpost. They released some of their veteran soldiers. The war to defeat the men who had stabbed Caesar had finished as far as they were concerned. And they released some of their legionaries from Legion 28 to colonize the city. Which was founded and I apologize for my terrible Latin here. Colonia Victrix Philippensium meaning the colony of the victory of Philippi. From that point onwards it was a place where Italian veterans from the Roman army were given land. And it sat upon an important Roman road called the Via Ignatia. Which was a road that was constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Incidentally I learned while we were on our trip that the Greeks joke particularly in Cyprus. That the only roads in Greece that last were built by the Romans. The modern ones all fall apart. It crossed through Illyricum, Macedonia, Thracia and runs into the territory that is now part of Albania. North Macedonia, Greece and European Turkey. Why is that important? Well it's important because it meant that Philippi was a center not only of trade. And they had mines we'll talk about in a little while where they mined gold and silver. But it was a place where it was possible to go from Philippi to other areas of Macedonia. Or to turn south and to go into Greece. They had their own route 95 so to speak running right through the city. That allowed them to have concourse with all the people in Greece and up in Macedonia and into the Roman Empire. This meant that the Lord in founding his church there. Put it in a place where the inhabitants could as they did their daily trade. Carry not only letters to Rome but they could also carry the gospel to the surrounding areas. Now the citizens of this colony were regarded as citizens of Rome. And they were given a number of special privileges that ordinary inhabitants of the empire didn't have. It was in many senses a miniature Rome. Literally because they were under the municipal law of Rome. It was as though they were a colony that was in Italy actually attached to Rome. That was the way the law functioned. And they were governed by two military officers the Duumviri who were appointed directly from Rome. And the colony itself although it was relatively small. It was only about 10 ,000 people when Paul reached it. It was very wealthy as a general rule. They had gold and silver mines just outside the city. And those mines were still productive in Paul's day. It was as I said a little Rome in the midst of Macedonia. And not just in the government. It was laid out like a Roman city. And so to this day you can see that they have a Roman forum in addition to a Greek Agora. But how did Paul get to this city? How did he get there? Well let's read a little from Acts 16 which actually tells us. So if you would turn in your Bible to Acts chapter 16. And I want to begin with verse one which will tell us that Paul was actually when this all started. He was in Asia Minor. He was over in modern day Turkey on his second missionary journey. We read then he came to Derby in Lystra and behold a certain disciple was there named Timothy. The son of a certain Jewish woman who believed but his father was Greek. He was well spoken of by the brethren who were at Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted to have him go with him and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in that region. For they all knew that his father was Greek. And as they went through the cities they delivered to them the decrees to keep which were determined by the apostles and elders of Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and increased in number daily. Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia they tried to go into Bithynia but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia they came down to Troas and a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him saying come over to Macedonia and help us. Now many people have speculated just as an aside that this is Luke who was speaking to Paul in a vision. Now after he had seen the vision immediately we sought to go to Macedonia concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. Therefore sailing from Troas we ran a straight course to Samothrace and the next day came to Neapolis and from there to Philippi which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days and on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside where prayer was customarily made and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul and when she and her household were baptized she begged us saying if you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord come to my house and stay so she persuaded us. And we know that Paul and Timothy stayed with Lydia for some days. They had some other encounters. I'm not going to read the rest of chapter 16 but I would encourage you to actually read all of chapter 16 tonight. It won't take you that long but you will read about the exorcism of the demon possessed slave girl which unfortunately got them into trouble because the demon allowed her unfortunately to know about things that men didn't know about. And so her owners used to get money from her that way. We'll also tell you about Paul and Silas's unjust imprisonment and then the household baptism of the Philippian jailer which is marvelous and of course one of those household baptisms that shows us that we are to be baptizing not just parents on their confession of faith but also their children. This was the first church established in Europe. Note that. And that at the explicit direction of the Holy Spirit who made it very clear that Paul was to turn the direction of his labors from Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey to Europe. He goes through Macedonia and then after that he goes into Greece and brings the gospel into Europe. Now the bond as you will read through the Philippi you can't help but notice the friendship, the love that exists between Paul and this congregation. It was peculiarly close though others had abandoned him in his imprisonment as we shall see these Philippians had not. They continued to pray for him and they continued to provide for his needs in this world. They sent him a gift. As I said I don't want to give away too many spoilers but they had sent a man by the name of Epaphroditus with a gift for him in jail and then he had sent Epaphroditus back to them with this letter. That's how he got it. And as I mentioned this letter was written from Rome during his imprisonment. The beginning of that is related in Acts 28. The reference to Caesar's household which you will read in Philippians 4 22 and the palace in Philippians 1 13. In the Greek it's Praetorium. It was probably the barrack of the Praetorium guard attached to the palace of Nero and that confirms this. So I tend to think it was during his first imprisonment at Rome. That would tend to sit with the mention of the Praetorium and that he was in the custody of the Praetorium prefect and his situation agrees with the situation in the first two years of his imprisonment that you can read about in Acts. In Acts 28 30 and 31. It's not that important whether it was the first or the second imprisonment. The fact is he's in prison. He's in prison for his faith. He's in prison for his preaching. But he does not allow that to destroy him or even to to drive him down or to change the nature of his ministry. Many people might have switched over perhaps to a martyr's ministry at this point in time and yet he does not. He continues to encourage the people to go about their their business preaching the gospel and being members of the church no matter what the circumstances are. Now the tone of this letter as we go through it you'll notice this. It's unlike most of his other letters. It contains no long doctrinal discussions. It contains no rebukes of evils that were festering in the particular church. But it is an outpouring rather of happy love and also confidence in these brothers and sisters. He loves them. He is confident in them and he wants them to be confident not in themselves. He wants them to be confident in Christ and in his promises. Like all of Paul's epistles, as you saw, it starts with a salutation. Our letters, of course, and with the identification of the person who's sending it. But the letters back there started with who this letter was from. And like most of his letters, it also starts with a prayer for the people that he is writing to. He isn't just in intending to give them information. He wants to bless them, to bless them with his letter and to bless them with his prayer. And one commentator calls the entire letter a long gush of love towards the Philippians. And it is. There's nothing wrong with that. Verses 1 and 2 that we read there, they contain an apostolic greeting. The senders are identified there. Timothy is associated with Paul. Timothy was with Paul, therefore, in his imprisonment. We remember from 2 Timothy in his second imprisonment that Paul noted that only Timothy had stayed with him. Or rather that he wanted Timothy to come to him in his imprisonment to bring things to him. Timothy remained loyal to Paul no matter what. Timothy also, you remember, was going to become very important to Paul in the Ephesian church and building them up and so on. Timothy was a genuine, he was more than just an amanuensis or a secretary for Paul. He was a helper to Paul. He was a brother in Christ, somebody who would stand with him in thick or thin. Now, Paul mentions him and he often does that. He brings the friends who are about him into prominence. That also indicates that the people in Philippi knew of him and would be interested to hear how he was doing. Timothy is in Rome with Paul when the letter is being dictated. And although Timothy is not the one who is inspired to write the letter, Paul is using him as his secretary to take it down. It's very possible that Paul had an eye disease, which made it very difficult for him to write. He calls Timothy and himself, he addresses himself as a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Now, that's a nice little word, bondservant. It conjures up the idea of indentured bondage, the idea that we're just working off a debt. But when he says bondservant, he's actually using the Greek word doulos. Doulos means literally slave. He is a slave of Christ. Some prefer the translation bondservant to kind of neaten it up. We don't like the idea of Paul calling himself a slave of Christ because of the bad connotations of that. But we remember that most of the Roman Empire, in fact, 20 % of the city there, and this would have had, as a Roman colony, a military colony, Philippi would have had a lower than normal slave population, more free men than slaves. But they still speculate that at least 20 % of those 10 ,000 people within the colony were slaves. And here is Paul saying, I too am a slave. But who is he a slave of? He's a slave of Jesus Christ. He and Timothy are slaves, and they aren't complaining about that. They understood that they were bought with a price by the Lord Jesus Christ in his sacrifice for their sake, and therefore they were owned by their master. They are completely dependent upon him, and they give him their undivided allegiance. They love this master of theirs, the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Paul clearly, he views it as the highest honor that we can attain to serve Christ, to have his light yoke upon us instead of the heavy chains of sin which he takes away. And he is bound to absolute submission to this Lord who is all worthy and who gave everything for his sake. Paul, note in all of his letters, never forgot what Christ had done for him, never forgot where he was when Christ found him, how he was an enemy of the church, a persecutor of the church. Somebody whom Christ, you remember, addressed on the road to Damascus saying, Paul, Paul, or rather at that time, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? Jesus associates himself so keenly with his people that to persecute them is to persecute him. I was thinking about that as we were hearing about how the Pakistanis are wretchedly persecuted. What their persecutors in Pakistan, the Muslims, do not recognize or realize is that in persecuting them, they are persecuting God the Son. And it will not go well for them to be counted amongst the persecutors on the last day. But he had once been a persecutor. Now he is no longer. He is a slave, a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who loves him with all of his heart. Now note also at the beginning, he doesn't mention that he's an apostle. And so there's a great contrast here between letters like Galatians where he asserts his apostolic authority when he's teaching them. This is a very friendly letter. He doesn't actually need to. He knows they know that he's an apostle of the Lord. Jesus greets all of the saints in Christ. Jesus, who are in Philippi, and he abused them. He calls them saints. And what is he talking about there when he calls them saints? Haggai, literally holy ones. These are people who he considers as they are in Christ. Have you ever thought about this? We may think of ourselves as wretches. We may think of ourselves as people in whom there is nothing worthy of praise. And yet the way that the Lord looks at us is his holy ones, his ones who are set apart. His chosen ones who are even now being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, that is who you are. You are one of his special people. In the Old Testament, the word was segula, his special treasure. Brothers and sisters, the devil wants us to think of ourselves as only what we can accomplish by our meager efforts. And let's face it, that's not much. Isaiah, at the end of his long, his long prophetic letter in Isaiah 66, he talks about righteousness, the righteousness that a holy man like himself might be able to accomplish by himself. And he says these things, our righteousnesses are but filthy rags. But Christ, what does he do? He endows us with robes of righteousness. He enrobes us, as Luther put it so very well, so that when we stand before God on the last day, the saints are seen as they are in Christ. That is who Paul sees them as. They are people who are called to be holy and who are being made holy. We have been saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but we are also, and this will come out from this letter, we are also being conformed to the image of Christ. It is as that example that was given to us a little while ago of the, as we were going through the Bible study of the princess who had been made, or rather the commoner who had been made into the queen. She was given the title, but then gradually she was taught the courtly graces and made into somebody who everybody understood and saw was the wife of the king. They are the people of God. They are the saints of Christ and that because of their union with the Lord Jesus Christ. All of the saints together in their communal sense are being addressed by Paul. This letter would have been probably read just as we read it in the midst of worship and so on, and then copied and passed on to the other congregations, the other saints throughout the world.
A highlight from Modern Warfare 3 Taken Out | Steamdeck 1.1 | Mass Effect on Trial and More | The Best Gaming Podcast 425
"What's up everybody? This is Carrick with ACG and I'm here with Silver and Johnny, No Abzi and Khadiz for the Best Gaming Podcast number 425. If you get a chance tweet out that we're doing this we're gonna be talking about Modern Warfare 3's reviews. We're gonna be talking about WB's service games, GTA maybe. We're gonna be talking about Steam Deck 1 .2 .000 Upgrade AQB. I have no clue what it's called but it is the weirdest upgrade I think I've ever seen on a handheld system. We're gonna be talking about Red Dead and its sales. Johnny's played some Yakuza. We'll see what Silver and Khadiz have been playing. We're gonna talk about Fallout 4's Inevitable remake. I'm just joking. But Fallout 4's eight year, eight years. Does Fallout 4 seem older than that? Because Red Dead is five. Yeah, you know what I mean? Yeah, Red Dead is five. It's feeling like it's almost due for like a, you know, anniversary edition or re -release like a Skyrim release. Special edition. Special compressed audio edition. Oh my god that's a deep cut. Wow and they did they did release the like 4k texture packs I think. Oh did they? I know and one of them had like the, you know, the upgraded FPS boost which I think is awesome. If you want your mods to work you need to get this version edition. A secret edition of or secret. It should be secret because it sucked but the special edition of Skyrim was that way. It's just all over the place. I had issues with audio and then like certain executables wouldn't work. I think they got it fixed up but it's just one of those things. What's everybody in chat playing right now? What are the games? Looks like some people are playing Modern Warfare. Live Carrick's the best Carrick. Well, that is a super low bar. That is a ridiculously low bar. Conscious, somewhat alive breathing Carrick is the best Carrick. Yeah, I don't know if all my family would agree. Groggy Carrick. Yeah, I've been playing Starfield on the ROG Ally. Do you guys call it R -O -G or ROG? ROG. I typically just say R -O -G. I don't know but anybody and I had occasionally I'll hear ROG. You're a fucking hipster, man. Come on, ROG. I'm just joking. I've never quite known exactly what it's supposed to be but I do. I also, you know. Yeah, I think it's like GIF and GIF. One sounds more correct than the other to different people but it's like. Isn't it Republic of Gamers is what it's supposed to look like. It's an acronym or something for ROG. Yeah, Republic of Gamers, so they think it's the actual brand name. As dumb as that is, I think actually just having ROG by itself is a better version of that. That's like one time I gave some money to Dr. Disrespect on Twitch. He was doing something hilarious and I was like dude this deserves a little bit of money. I gave him some and he pronounced it a cog or you know like a game and I was like that's so true. It's so true like you could see that and immediately think of it. Someone choking on a peanut rig rundown. Yeah, these are all my guitars. This is all my setup. Those are Johnny's. My setup's better. There's a guy in one of my backgrounds but he's not there this time because somebody asked me if I was paying that dude in the background and I didn't realize there's a guy in the background. He's the self -producer. Yeah, totally. Yeah, that's exactly it. He's the video editor. He's just editing. Yep, he's back there editing. I mean you can tell dude how good my edits are, right? Like if you saw the last time on ACG prior to this video starting, I mean you know that my edits there might be no better edits. Honestly, you give yourself shit but dude like in reviews I'm always like did this man really dig up the specific video footage for what he's commenting right now? Well, I appreciate you getting it because I do do that but most people are like what's he talking about? I'm like you damn like that missed them you know like that complete I'll be talking about something in the background. You hope the reference lands before it's wine. Yeah, exactly. Yeah, it's just it's a little bit like wine tasting where some people are like this is just not for me. That's ACG in a nutshell. That's all of us. That's why we're like people are also playing Tales of Arise. There's a DLC that dropped, right? Oh, okay. What is it? I mean what's the what's the nine? I know nothing about it. ACG best gaming podcast. Let's talk about. You have been informed. It's out. That's as far as did you guys hear about the Steam Deck? Yeah, I think that's a handheld. So anyway about what we were talking and walking and doing on the on the background. What about you Silver? What have you been playing because you didn't get to come to last Friday's? What what's the game? I'm kind of still trying to get into Alan Wake 2 and I hate it because my brain kind of won't let me because I can't I can't for some reason get beyond the sound of like Sagas footsteps in that game where it sounds like she has soggy shoes. Yeah, so it completely undercuts like any tension like oh no, it's dark and people are hunting me and then I hear like wouldn't it be scarier if you were in that but also having to like deal with soggy shoes. That would be scary. Yeah, it would be except then I would then I would hear like the sound of my my actual you're just utterly distracted by the soggin before which is unintentionally funny.
A highlight from Big Blue in Big Trouble
"In this house wherever the rules are disregarded chaos and mob rule. It has been said today where is bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found and courage is found. It's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken, people being put down, questions not being answered and this majority say be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you one day you'll be back in the minority and it ain't going to be that fun. All right, folks, welcome to another edition of Friday's Finest. My name is Chip Lake and I'm going to be guest hosting the show today as Doug is out traveling. He's on assignment. He's busy. He's here. He's there. He's going from state to state. So today you're stuck with James and I for Friday's Finest and we got a good show for you. We're going to touch a little bit on the debate last night in South Florida. What I call the VP debate, the runner -up debate, right? I don't know that any of these people really have an opportunity to be the nominee of the Republican party, but they're auditioning for something and we're going to talk a little bit about that to start the show. Maybe talk a little country music awards last night in Nashville and then we're stallions, probably some Josh Dobbs, some Arthur Smith. He shaved his mustache this week. Some changes need to be made in Atlanta and Arthur Smith stepped up and took some leadership and got rid of some facial hair. So hopefully it's a sign of good change for if you're a Falcons fan and Doug and I are and we'll talk a little bit with James about the game this past weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. The initial BCS rankings came out. So we'll talk a little bit about that and we've got a really, really busy weekend coming up of college football and pro football. So stick with us after the break and we'll get started. Hey everybody, you know about Legacy Precious Metals. Legacy Precious Metals, you hear from them. We talk once a month. We talk about Legacy Precious Metals, talking about Precious Metals being a part of your portfolio, how they're your navigator. Well, now they're not only navigating in a new way, they're actually giving you a new way to buy gold and silver. In fact, Legacy Precious Metals has developed a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. I'm more of a ship to my door kind of person. I enjoy having them with me, but they can do it either way and you can now do it online. It gives you real access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time, anytime. You'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. This platform is free to sign up for just visit legacypminvestments .com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and is against a volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio isn't just more stocks and bonds, but a different asset class. This platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with just a few clicks. Remember, do as I have done, go to legacypminvestments .com and get started today and now you've got a new tool to help you along in your investments. Hey everybody, it's MyPillow's 20th year anniversary and over 80 million MyPillows have been sold. Mike Lindell and MyPillow wants to thank each of you and every one of you for giving you the lowest price in history on their MyPillows. You will receive a queen size MyPillow for $19 .98, regular prices $69 .98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive deep discounts on all MyPillow products such as bed sheets, mattress toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins to receive this amazing offer on the queen size MyPillow for $19 .98 or call 800 -986 -3994. This offer comes with a 10 -year warranty and 60 -day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that? Because I sleep on a MyPillow every night. Go to MyPillow .com and use promo code Collins or call 800 -986 -3994 today.
Shocking Truth About Aggressive Media Bias Exposed
"On that and I hate to say this I know a number of you are thinking this but I have to say you most of the women most of the girls most of the young girls who've been kidnapped and who are Israelis I guarantee you have been sexually I don't believe many of them are even alive anymore you you so guy Benson goes on they endlessly traffic and mind bending misinformation conspiratorial lunacy talk about the Islamists an outright bigotry aggressive an dehumanization of Jews their hate parades are widely suppressed euphemized and airbrushed by the same news media that perceived excuse me dog whistles in a minute once around every corner circuit 2010 I justified and to celebrate Hamas is Jew butchery some call for more some to face a synagogues multiple examples public property Washington DC menace Jews at their homes in California all Jews in the street New York City and on the quad in Harvard attempt to kill Jewish children in Indiana killed even a pro -israel demonstrator again in california and much of the resulting coverage has been drastically and undeniably less skeptical to hostile what the tea party experience no one's arguing or should argue that there were no racists in the tea mean hell that crap party silver races that attendees at pro -palestine rallies universally hold some of the most Republican views represented those events but I would argue that unlike like the former movement objectively disgusting sentiments are a very common feature of the latter gatherings openly eliminationist slogans have been the rule not the exception if the coverage of these respective movements broadly reverse that dynamic the the danger and threats posed by the American right wing are self -evident to most journalists you see so
A highlight from Victor Marx
"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your folks welcome to the Eric Metaxas show sponsored by legacy precious metals there's never been a better time to invest in precious metals visit legacy p .m. investments calm that's legacy p .m. investments calm welcome to the Eric Metaxas show they say it's a thin line between love and line or at least make it a double or triple line but now here's your line jumping host Eric Metaxas let's welcome the hour two I warned you told you that we're gonna have my friend Victor Marx on the program Victor welcome it's hard to describe you I tried in the opening segment but I want to first of all want to say I'm not clear you are one of the first people to be on the scene at the music festival that Hamas attacked on October 7th am I getting that right yeah I would say that's accurate because you were already in Israel what were you doing in Israel at that time no actually we got contacted within 72 hours of the attack and had access and placement and an invitation from an organization there so we you know we jocked up got our team ready flew right in because of the relationships that we have with special operations community and commanders in the IDF and it really gave us access to things that I you know man I wish on one hand I'd never had to see but I know it's a responsibility to share it this this is this is I guess the point Kevin McCullough in our one today shared some things I've shared some things that I have read and heard and I want to talk to you about this now before we do that just to give people background on you you are the president of all things possible ministries you're hard to sum up maybe you can yeah if you can do a little bit of that for us yeah the former US Marine I have a background in martial arts passion is to help set captives free physically emotionally spiritually our organization's been around 20 years now we have a home in Iraq we've done over 130 missions into Iraq Syria northern Iraq northern Africa Southeast Asia we currently have teams in it certainly happened and it's turned into a calling you when did you come to faith Victor yeah I was 1986 June of 86 and I was still in the Marine Corps at the time had a pretty tumultuous background as a child you know I was abused as a kid and tortured and left for dead in a commercial cooler and I guess that's what is the imprint on my soul that never allows me to forget about kids who suffer at the highest level who did that to you Victor it was a the worst of it was a stepfather who ultimately ended up in prison and escaped prison and fled the country they never found him he actually turned himself in so he was a highly educated affluent pedophile and he was in connection with the network of pedophiles and you know sadly I was one of the kids that was a recipient of that and this is why a big part of what you do is rescuing kids from sex trafficking yes we we have a we just started a new division of all things possible ministry it's the pedophile hunter task force and we have acquired the best people that we believe just all tier one top former investigators detectives DA's and we are working diligently here in the US we started it in Southern California which is riddled we're expanding to other states but soon by God's grace and good hard -working men and women who are fearless will our goal is to be in every state in the nation attacking this problem and assisting both state and federal agencies to do really what they're not funded to or don't have the capacity to do and they love our help I obviously I want to talk to you about Israel that's that our main subject today but I want to talk to you about two other things one of them we're people like me I see my role on this program and in other places to help people process things because I am myself trying to process things when you hear about real evil yeah like sexual abuse of children somebody like me who was raised by a loving father and a loving mother who themselves were raised by loving parents it's nearly inconceivable to many people of the evil that is out there and when I talk to somebody like you and I hear about this I feel like part of what's happening in America today is God is allowing us to see the evil that's there he is allowing people like me who have thought that things weren't so bad to see the evil so that we can confront it so that we can so that we can stand against it so we can work against it so we can get serious about what God wants us to get serious about and what you're doing you know you you you've seen this and I think part of part of what's challenging is most people haven't seen this most people don't want to see it I don't want to see it but then you feel a duty just like what you said about Israel that we don't want to think about what was done to people but we sort of have a duty to know some of it and and that's when we're talking about you know child sex trafficking I've been talking a lot about the southern border how this is a moral issue you know the moral issue it's not a whole completely and if churches don't care about child rape why would God care about those churches if you're a Christian in a church that doesn't care that we have sex trafficking being aided and abetted by the US government whether intentionally or unintentionally if you don't see that as a moral issue what do you see anything as a moral issue I can't think of anything more serious than that but but because of the movie sound of freedom and a few other things somehow people are beginning to open their eyes to this and I guess that must give you some hope because you've been aware of this problem for too long yeah and I appreciate you saying that because I think we are in a process of Americans and Christians starting to understand this as a reality you know who's always known it our detectives law enforcement social workers this is the round that they live in and I'll tell you this part of the reason that I believe the church is so what's a good word impotent weak this whole deal is because they're that's why most people who are aware and could make a difference but don't it's because they themselves are involved in levels of darkness and wickedness that they just don't touch they don't publicly do anything and think about it one in three girls will be sexually assaulted by the time she's 18 it's one in five boys males will be sexually assaulted so what what America and the church is starting to accept through like the movie sound of freedom is well it happens other places and there's trafficking networks the hardest thing for people to learn and understand if they really want change in America is it's happening in our homes by families abusing children and trafficking their own kids it this has been known forever in the hood especially among the black community girls will get turned out by their mom put on a front porch and tricked out it's that culture the the dark side of that culture now like we'll use prostitution or trafficking high school boys were trafficking their own girlfriends ten years ago so there's this is why you have the moral decay and you know only fans and which is nothing more than self prostitution it's we're going to a break folks please subscribe to my newsletter at Eric Metaxas calm we send videos these to you you need to share this we need to get the word out Eric Metaxas calm be right back technology is moving so fast it's hard for many churches and nonprofits to keep up with the trends especially when it comes to giving stay ahead of the curve with secure give seven and one giving system with all new features like Auto card updater cryptocurrency giving and tap to give kiosks with Apple pay it's the system that's proven to engage more people in giving and it's all back with their full suite of management tools that enable you to gain insight into your church's giving at a glance but secure give is more than a tech company it's a partner in growing giving and engagement they 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family don't miss trans Siberian Orchestra live in concert the ghosts of Christmas Eve go to tso tickets .com for info beyond the sea welcome back talking to victor marks president of all things possible ministries victor we're talking about some dark stuff but you've been in this and you know I want to ask you how do you deal with this in your own soul dealing with this darkness with this evil my guess is that by doing good it gives you hope that you're you're in the middle of it and and you've been in the middle of it for such a long time but most people as I say most people don't kind of don't want to know about this and you you were saying earlier that you think a lot of people in churches are morally compromised and they they just don't want to they don't want to rock the boat yeah it's a great question and I've been asked that a number of times especially just coming back from Israel and seeing what I have and done and you know you spoke at dr.
A highlight from Robinhood Relisting Cardano, Solana, Polygon | Cathie Preps for Bitcoin ETF
"All right, so is Robinhood setting up for a bull run? Are they getting prepared for something that could be very unique in the crypto space? We're going to break all that down for you guys today. You're going to love it. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back on the Tech Path. Before we get started, thanking our sponsor that is iTrust Capital. If you guys are looking at long -term holding and you want to do it in an IRA, this is one place you can do it. And of course, with iTrust Capital, you can do this by either locking up your ETH, your Bitcoin, put it in an IRA. It's self -directed, so you're only making trades within the IRA itself, and that's the only time you're going to incur a fee. So make sure and check it out. It's absolutely no monthly fees. All you have to do is use our link down below, get a $100 funding reward if you guys decide to go that direction. All right, so a couple of things I want to hit on here. This is Kobe Easey hitting up on Robinhood. Robinhood did their earnings yesterday, if you guys heard. They missed. I'll show you some stuff around that. But there may be a silver lining in this, and I want you to kind of follow along here. So stock officially traded below $10 on the share after missing earnings. Interestingly, Robinhood also noted a major slowdown in retail trading activity, obviously for most of the activity around crypto that's really reduced. And I think also retail traders, in essence, have also been damaged to a certain extent. But their transaction -based revenue decreased 11 % year over year, $185 million. Trading platform monthly active users dropped 16%. That's the bigger number that I don't necessarily like, down to $10 .3 million. And volatility in the stocks and crypto have been cited as the potential drivers. Okay, that's kind of the known area. And I think everybody that's following Robinhood probably understood that they were making a ton of money off of things like Doge and just crypto in general. And remember, they had to delist three of the biggest assets, and I'll talk about that in a minute, this year. And that also, I think, affected them as well. Another tweet right here, never quite understood Robinhood's business proposition. I want to play this clip for you guys to listen in, so people can kind of get a framework of how Robinhood is really set to make money in the future, because there's some things changing with them. Listen in. But how does it speak to what we're seeing across platforms right now where retail traders are concerned and where trading activity in this volatile environment is concerned? Well, to tell you frankly, I never quite understood Robinhood's business proposition because they have 10 million customers or 11 million customers, and they keep reporting losses. We interactive have brokers, has two and a half million customers, and we have about $3 billion of profits a year. So I just don't see, I don't understand. That's okay. It's okay that you don't understand, because I think there's a silver lining in here of where this is going. I want to hit on a couple of headlines here. ARK investing is and betting big on Robinhood Coinbase with over a billion dollars invested. Now, many people will say, well, I don't trust Kathy. I don't think her strategy is right. But I look at it this way. They, ARK, have been very forward about getting into innovation and really understand where innovation is going. And that, I think, is the thing that Wall Street is missing here. I want to go to another tweet right here. Now, this one goes more of a flip side of the previous clip you saw, that they didn't understand the model. Listen into this one. It's a little different of a story. Because we did have this loss. We had had a profitable quarter last quarter, monthly active users coming in below expectations. It looks like revenue is missing, even though those were up 29 % year on year. And a lot of talk about higher rates offsetting the weaker volumes. But overall, we're continuing to see some of the activity on this platform sag. Is that the right way to think about this? I actually would think it looks better than meets the eye, or basically the results are actually better than people think. So if you think about those mouths, I think they declined about 500 ,000. They went from 10 .8 to 10 .3. The decline is more muted than the decline between the first quarter and the second quarter. I think it went from 11 something to 10 .8. So you're seeing like an abating of the decline. To me, that means the first derivative is turning positive. So I would actually be less negative on the results. I'm looking at those first derivative trends, and they don't seem as bad. They give you like every month, they give you the trending update. So there's not that much surprise here. They're kind of losing the element of surprise because everybody kind of knows what they're going to report. So it's more about these sort of intricacies. Okay. Is it a buy here then as the stock sells off? Oh, 100%. You own Robinhood for the future. You don't own it for like... All right. So own it for the future. And I think the key here with this, and this is something that Cathie Wood talks about a lot, and I'll show you some clips on her, is that there's something here that could be even bigger than maybe some of the crypto plays. So I think Robinhood is poising up nicely. There is some recent news, though, in the earnings call that I think is interesting. And I want you to listen into... We're going to have a few clips of Vlad, who is their CEO, who will talk about some of the things that are coming down the pipe, but also something to watch for that I'll see if you guys can catch it. But listen to this clip right here. Robinhood could be a great place for traders to benefit from the future Bitcoin ETF. Can you maybe talk a little bit about the opportunity if it exists? Robinhood has been early to offer Bitcoin in its native form. Robinhood has really, really competitive pricing, but maybe customers aren't aware of that. So we're looking to solve that problem. We believe we have solved it. For our crypto customers, we've rolled out some changes to the user interface on mobile so that customers can clearly see the spreads that we offer on our crypto transactions. This makes it easier for customers to see their all -in cost of execution, compare it against other platforms, and see how great of a deal Robinhood is giving them. All right, so I'm going to show you a screenshot of the mobile platform. And what you'll notice here is you'll see that the spread is identified now. So it gives you the actual spread within it. And this is super important, and here's the reason why. When you look at the ETFs that will happen, all right, they're coiling up for an ETF to hit the market. There's going to be new players coming into the space that are going to say, okay, I'll go with BlackRock, I'll go with Fidelity, and here's my fees. That's the key right there is where are the fees? So what Vlad is betting on is that maybe Robinhood wins the direct access to the asset with lower fees within the Robinhood app. So he may get a bump, he, Robinhood, may get a huge bump in trading activity around all of this just because they're going to be lining up fee -wise cheaper than Coinbase and then possibly going head to head with some of these ETFs of getting direct exposure to the asset. So that's something to really pay attention to. And as it plays out for them, and I think because they're focused on that, it's pretty significant that they see something coming down the pipe. The other thing that's playing out right now is their strategy on a global perspective. Also in the coming weeks, we will launch crypto trading in the EU. Crypto benefits from a relatively clear regulatory framework in the EU, and we're excited to bring our capabilities across the pond to better serve that market. And that's going to come right on the heels of the UK brokerage launch. Just trying to understand in that context what kind of products or services that you could tangibly point to there. Would you envision kind of more assets for trading in the EU than the US? I really don't want to get ahead of the launch that's coming in a couple of weeks and tell you what the value props are going to be. But yes, in general, we do expect, given the clarity, to be able to offer a different set of assets and capabilities in Europe as in the US. Within the EU, because of the regulatory framework, it's going to set up a very interesting opportunity for Robinhood. They could energize a lot more tokens back into the platform. Likelihood, as we'll see, you know, the three horsemen, Cardano, including Polygon, and Solana, make their way back onto the platform in Europe. And could they be setting that up here in the United States as well? And don't forget, just in, Bank of England now poses allowing stablecoins as a payment option for goods and services. This is huge for what's going to happen in the EU. That gets back to the whole point. Will Robinhood be a successful platform in terms of a trading exchange within the EU? Very active overall, if you just think about the UK in general, much less some of the other emerging countries around financial services. Robinhood could end up leading the way there. This could be a big, big bonanza for hood. And I think with Coinbase, they've already kind of gone that direction. Now, of course, with all that happening and the good stuff, here's the bad stuff. Right now, US Treasury official says Biden is wanting to basically create new powers from Congress to crack down on crypto. So while everybody else is moving on and starting to understand where the growth is going to be, right now we have the US basically shooting ourselves in the foot. So this is a problem I think that we're going to have to face. At some point, Congress will be able to address this. I think that or an election. Next thing up here I want to hit on is getting Robinhood to talk about delisting relisting and tokens. Listen in. Taking the other side of that, looking at the US market, you know, you guys recently delisted some of the crypto assets. What would give you comfortability to relist some? Yeah, it's hard to say what specifically we're waiting for to give us comfort. I think that rules, rulemaking, court case data, that all helps. And of course, we'll continue to push for regulatory clarity because I think it would be a shame for the innovation that we've been seeing in crypto to be co -opted overseas. I think it's very, very important for the US to remain a leader in every new technology and industry that we possibly can. Now, remember, all the way back here in June of 2023, this is when Robinhood ended support for Solana Polygon and Cardano. And this, of course, was because of the SEC's crackdown on some of these additional tokens. Now, remember that. You take that, and then you take the opportunity of coiling up with what could be prepping for an ETF and or the win, obviously, with Ripple and most likely the Coinbase case that will be very critical of Robinhood being able to relist some of these assets and things change again over there. I want to go to a clip real quick. And this is talking about how Cathie Wood perceives Robinhood as a growth vehicle. Listen in. Robinhood, along with Coinbase and Block, the three of them we think are in the running for dominating potentially the digital wallet space. Robinhood is very user friendly. It could become either the digital wallet. More likely it will become a part of a digital wallet ecosystem, either alone, standalone or in partnership and in partnership with someone or as part of someone else. Taking a look at some of the stocks here, I just want to take a look at Coinbase. They had reported $674 million in revenue. Their estimate was $650. So they over indexed there. That was great. If you look at Hood, just to give you an idea of what happened here on theirs, they had reported $467 million. The estimate expectation was around $480. So that was the big problem. And obviously what you're seeing right now in terms of the stock bleeding out. So is this the time to look at Hood more of a long -term play? Maybe this is it. If you look at, and I'll go to the daily here and I'll really kind of squeeze out into time. And you can kind of see from where Hood has come from all the way down. We'll go up to back here in 2021 when really they were at the peak of the market, when all that Doge community was going like crazy. Bitcoin was flying. And of course, crypto services and crypto fees were being transaction on Robinhood in a big way. But the slide down, is this maybe the bottom? The last time they hit this range was around $765 back in December of last year. And then prior to that, it was in June of 22. So very interesting positions right now for Robinhood. If in fact they are lining up for a bonanza around the ETF and taking advantage of this next evolution of regulation. All this could be playing in. Make sure and stay tuned right here for all that good stuff. We'll continue to cover these kind of topics. If you guys are not in the diamond circle already, make sure and get in. It's another place where you can catch additional content. We have two podcasts over there now. And they're basically not available on YouTube. So you've got to go over there. Just visit the link down below. You can catch them there. If you guys want to catch me out there on X, it's at Paul Baron. We'll catch you next time right here on Tech Path.
A highlight from Abortion Wins Again
"Hi everybody, Dennis Prager here, wonderful to be with you. Fascinating how you have this gigantic demonstration of Israel destroyers and America haters in the United States. It's not even widely reported. Imagine if it were MAGA supporters in front of the United Nations, excuse me, United States, White House. Amazing to correlate the UN and the White House. That's Freudian, if there ever was one. Well, of course, it's a non -event. It's domestic terrorists, MAGA. Make America great again, Americans, they're the enemy. Not these vile people calling for the annihilation of a state called Israel, a state the size of New Jersey. The hatred of Israel is overwhelmingly because the Jews made something out of that desert and the surrounding states made nothing. That's it. Syria, oh, Iraq, Lebanon. Lebanon was going to be something, but then the Islamists took over. When it was half Christian, it was sort of Shangri -La in the Arab world. That's where Arabs went to vacation, to have a good time in a freer society. But the Islamists took care of that and Hezbollah destroyed Lebanon. How many people know that? People don't know. If you want proof that the issue is that Israel is Jewish, here's the proof. There is zero interest in the, oh, not zero, one, one percent. From one to a hundred, there is about, or one interest in the sufferings, even the deaths of fellow Arabs or fellow Muslims. Nobody talks about the creation of Pakistan, how's that for an esoteric bit of history happened at the same time as Israel, 1947, 1948. There was no country in the history of the world called Pakistan. It was part of India. Israel existed twice before in that exact area where it exists now, but Pakistan never existed. It was ripped out of India to make, guess what, a Muslim state. Now, let's talk a few figures here, okay? The number of Palestinians, then known as Arabs, there was no term, the word Palestinian referred to Jews actually, ironically. Guess how many Arabs died when Israel was made and it was, they all died because the Arab countries invaded the brand new state of Israel. Guess how many, 10 ,000, okay? And the number of refugees, about 700 ,000, exactly the same number as Jewish refugees from Arab countries. You don't hear about that either. So again, 10 ,000 Palestinians, slash Arabs, or Arabs, slash Palestinians died when Israel was created and about 700 ,000 refugees. Now, when Pakistan was created, which nobody talks about, what were the numbers? Let's see here. Okay, I'm looking for the exact, I want to be precise. So the number of deaths was between one and two million, not 10 ,000, as a result of the creation of Pakistan. Do you know how Bangladesh was created? Bangladesh was eastern Pakistan. Pakistan was in two very far away places, western Pakistan and eastern Pakistan. Eastern Pakistan, their ethnicity is Bengali, which is the state, the Bengal state of India in that area. They share ethnicity with the Bengals of India, they don't share religion. The Bengals of India are largely Hindu, the Bengals of Bangladesh are Muslim. The amount of murder, I don't have that piece of data in front of me, I will supply that. But people, they don't even know, people don't even know about Pakistan and Bangladesh. Because the issue has nothing to do, the concern is not with Palestinians. Egypt doesn't want to take one Palestinian, why doesn't Egypt take over Gaza? It did, it's one point, it doesn't want it. Jordan didn't want the Palestinians either, so they simply said, go, go, bye bye. Massive attack on Palestinians because of the rupture. The Palestinians have a record of utter destruction, a mass amount of destruction in Lebanon, massive amount in Jordan, a massive amount in Egypt. I don't know why, it's an interesting question, but that is the case. The whole thing is about destroying Israel, and part of the reason is theological, contrary to the lies told, it was never a paradise for Jews under Islamic rule. At times it was certainly better than under Christian rule, at times that's correct. But it was a time of massive, and the word was used by the Muslims, the humiliation of the dhimmi, dhimmi were Christians and Jews, the non -dhimmi, non -Muslims were largely killed. The ignorance, the left has created ignorant robots in the education system. Ami Horowitz was on my show yesterday, he went to Columbia University where there was And I asked him, what did it look like breakdown in terms of white and Middle Easterners? He said 50 -50, which is probably true for the White House as well. When President Trump said, let's have a moratorium, he never said a full ban, but a moratorium on from immigration Muslim countries. Of course he was called Islamophobic, a hater, a bigot. It was round the clock attacks on the President. But his argument had nothing to do with ethnicity, it had to do with values. We don't want to bring people into the society that don't share our values. Is the society not allowed to do that? England has not been transformed in this way. Sweden, Sweden essentially had no violent crime, had no rapes. It does now, because the liberal, the leftist was thrilled about this. The liberal was just the usual naive. Naive and liberal are synonymous. The left wishes to destroy and the liberal is naive about the left. That is the calamity in the United States. If liberals didn't look, look at Virginia yesterday, it's amazing to me, amazing. Both houses of the state houses went, are Democrat. Because they do so much good for the country, the Democrats. The cities of the country are thriving under Democratic Party rule. The country is thriving under Democratic Party rule. These are all well educated. No, that's a poor term. These are all well indoctrinated people. Just remember Pakistan, okay? Why is Pakistan legitimate and Israel is not? That's a question that most people arguing pro -Palestinian positions would not even know what you are referring to. So teach them. Actually have an article on it from what year? 2015. From eight years ago, why is Pakistan more legitimate than Israel? Yeah, look it up. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? 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A highlight from "Fed Threatens to Sue Bitcoin Magazine" with Mark Goodwin, David Bailey, Shinobi and Chris Alaimo - November 8th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right, well, Alex is still waiting to join us, so we're just going to, you know, play some shorts for a minute and then get rolling. Hold on a second. Hold on a second there, Jacob. All right, we're holding on for Peter. Was that a glitch in the matrix I noticed? Did that song like skip and then speed up, or was I imagining things? I think you're just imagining things. Maybe you had too much coffee. Well, that's unfortunate. Yeah, it's all right. It's all right. The people who have gold and silver's money can make more of that other money, but there's other people can't make more gold and silver at scale. They're like apex predators, they just dominate all the other money. Yeah, they're the lions of the of the community. It's been in the 1970s when gold went up in order of magnitude and price. If you look at the percent annual supply growth, you'd barely recognize that there was any change. You know, it's not like we started radically increasing our gold mining, at least on a percentage basis, because it's actually just it's fundamentally hard to do almost any price. It takes time for new techniques to kind of keep up with that. And there's like an ongoing difficulty adjustment, because, you know, people have been mining gold for thousands of years. And so they've already gotten a lot of easy surface deposits. And so now with all of our modern technology, we're kind of stuck with the deeper deposits. And so even as our technology gets better, you know, the low hanging fruits already picked. And so it's like this ongoing difficulty adjustment. That's why gold's been such a reliable story. Nature's difficulty adjustment is so hilarious. That's wild. Exactly what's going on.
A highlight from 1454: How Much Will 1 Bitcoin be Worth By 2025? - Fidelity
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis, as we're currently pumping, looking to retest 36 G's baby. And quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, Max Keiser, Bitcoin separates money from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks, Bitcoin fixes this. He also predicts rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to his $220 ,000 target, send it, let's freaking go. Also breaking news, Bitcoin ordinals see a resurgence on the Binance listing, we'll also be discussing Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank officially launches her Bitcoin custody platform, as well as Hong Kong is now considering crypto ETFs as part of an effort to become the leading digital asset hub. I'll be breaking down this latest report, as well as the latest regarding Bitcoin ETFs and the fresh surge of capital incoming. We're also going to be discussing one of the largest asset managers in the world, which is Fidelity, currently with four and a half trillion in assets under management, exactly how much one Bitcoin will be worth by the year 2025, according to their head of macro, Jerry and Timur. Now that we have had a new price pump, this is a brand new prediction I have never shared before. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's crypto news alerts .net. Welcome everyone. This is podcast episode number 1454. I'm your host JV and today is November 7th, 2023. We have lots to cover. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do each and every day. As you can see on your screen, we got Bitcoin back in the green, looking to retest 36 ,000 and creeping towards that target while Ethereum, BNB and XRP are currently pulling back and in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap is on the climb as well at 1 .34 trillion dollars with roughly 45 and a half billion in volume in the past 24 hours. The Bitcoin dominance a little on the decline here today at 51 .8 % and the Ether dominance has been dropping as well, currently at 17 % even. I'd love for you to tell me in that chat, how high do you feel this Bitcoin dominance is likely to climb for this cycle peak? Let me know. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we got the trust wallet token leading the pack up 9 % trading at $1 .79, followed by Solana up 9 % trading at 44 bucks, followed by Kronos up almost 8 % trading just under 8 cents and checking out crypto bubbles so we can see the top 100 gainers of the past week. Kind of a lot in the red right now, but we do have a handful in the green as well. BNTWT up 9 % and PLS up 6 .4 % and TON up 6 .7 % with the biggest loser being WeMixed down almost 19 % and checking out one of my favorite indicators, the crypto greed and fear index shows we're currently rated a 68 in greed yesterday was a 74 last week a 66 and last month a 50 dead in the middle, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. How many of you are currently bullish on that king crypto? Please let me know in that live chat. So let's just kick it off into high gear and let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts where the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. So here we go. Check it out. You're looking at the Bitcoin one hour candle chart here. Bitcoin fell towards 34 .5 November 7th as analysts attention turned to mushrooming the open interest data from coin Telegraph and trading view showed Bitcoin struggling to reclaim 35 ,000 to support Bitcoin lacked clear direction into the Wall Street open, but market participants predicted the volatility would soon return. The reason they said was a sharp increase in open interest on derivative markets, quitting them here, almost 10 ,000 BTC worth 350 million in open interest added today, according to financial commentator Ted talks macro now coin Telegraph open interest reaching elevated levels has coincided with bouts of volatility in the recent months. Current levels total nearly 15 and a half billion at this time. And James van Stratton research and data analysts at crypto insights crypto slate described the fluctuations as noticeable, quitting him here. The CME exchange preferred by institutional investors has achieved a new record in open interest with 105 ,000 BTC contracts open valid at $3 .68 billion. Finance has edged past this figure would open interest of approximately 113 ,500 BTC. This trend points to increasing involvement in Bitcoin futures, hinting at either a positive shift in the market mood or a move towards protective strategies by the investors. Now the sense of uncertainty over how the open interest phenomenon would play out was shared by J .A. Martin, a contributor of on -chain analytics platform crypto quant as he shares here on X Bitcoin on the low timeframe. The open interest on Bitcoin futures is ramping up. Certain apes are taken significant positions, but it is unclear to me whether they're going to short or too long. Now in his analysis, he suggests the open interest was now in a territory that had previously seen 20 % of the Bitcoin price drawdowns, quitting him here historically, whenever this metric surpassed 12 .2 billion, it resulted in a minimum 20 % decline of the Bitcoin price. That interest open deserved significant attention. Now continuing this current pump, we have 36 ,000, which I think we're likely to retest here shortly as we started pumping right before I went live. According to school analytics, Bitcoin's looking like a short covering bounce here. Some open interest is coming off the lows here too. Word up and good to note. And going back here, let's see what other analysts we can quote here. We also have material indicators who shared the following. Calling a local top at 36 ,000 doesn't mean 36 ,000 is off the table this year. But the metrics I'm looking at indicate that at the very least it is off the table for this week. He says that call also doesn't mean the price will free fall back to the prior 25, 28, five range. But if a bull breakout isn't validated for this month, that range low is critical. So there you have it. I disagree with this analyst. Clearly, we're pumping right now and I feel we're likely to retest 36 ,000 potentially here today. We shall soon see. And quoting Max Keiser, the high priest of Bitcoin, he says, Bitcoin separates money and all that gold from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks. Bitcoin fixes this and he's responding to this news here. The king delivers the king's speech from the throne in the House of Lords chamber. The speech is written by the government and sets out the legislative agenda for the new session. Max Keiser also wrote here in regards to this tweet, the Fed doesn't want to talk about rate cuts, but Wall Street is sniffing out an increasing likelihood of just that. Six months ago, if the economy had fallen off the cliff, the Fed's hands were tied and it couldn't cut rates. Well, now it can. And Max Keiser responded, the rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to my 220 ,000 dollar target for sure. We'll send it and let's freaking go. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Bitcoin ordinals, which is their NFTs. How many of you have actually experimented or used Bitcoin ordinals before? Please do let me know. Ordinals is a BRC20 token collection minted on the Bitcoin blockchain, which surged 80 or sorry, 40 percent in the past 24 hours to $10 .19 after listing on the crypto exchange Binance. And according to Binance's November 7th announcement, traders can now trade ordinals against Tether. Now, Bitcoin and the Turkish lira as well, Binance claims that it did not charge developers any listing fees for the already token and that withdrawals will now open November 8th as part of the initial incentives. The first 1000 users who deposit at least 72 already to the exchange receive 50 USDT trading rebate voucher, quoting them here already is a relatively new token that poses a higher than normal risk and as such will likely be subject to high price volatility. Word up. Now, the Bitcoin ordinals is a numbering system that assigns a unique number to each individual Satoshi or one 100 million of a Bitcoin, enabling tracking and transfer and combined with the inscription process, which adds an additional layer of data to each Satoshi. This allows users to make unique digital assets on the digital Bitcoin blockchain. The current token listed on Binance already is not associated with developers of Bitcoin ordinals. Good to note. Invented by Web3 developer Rod or more in January, BRC20 tokens have surged in popularity of one of the largest technological advancements in a 15 year old block chain. Now, self custody wallet providers such as BitKeep now BitGet Wallet have enabled BRC20 token deposits as well as withdrawals since June. The total market cap of BRC20 tokens currently stands at one point three four billion dollars. So there you have it. Hi, fam. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Custodia Bank now offering Bitcoin custodial services. This is actually pretty cool. And this is Caitlin Long's company. By the way, she's also very bullish on BTC Custodia Bank, a crypto friendly bank founded by Bitcoin advocate Caitlin Long launched its BT custody platform. The firm shared November 7th to announce the launch of Custodia Bank's Bitcoin custody service targeting businesses like fiduciaries, investment advisors, fund managers and corporate treasurers. The launch comes soon after Custodia Bank earned approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking to go live with the service. The announcement notes and announcing the news, Custodia Bank emphasized that the platform is a non lending bank built by Bitcoiners that offer segregated custody accounts on its custom built Bitcoin custody platform. The statement said Custodia Bank offers integrated Bitcoin custody and U .S. dollar services all on one platform designed to simplify the user operations while reducing risk. Here's what they shared. Since we built our Bitcoin custody platform in -house, we are especially grateful to those willing to help us by providing user feedback. Now, Custodia Bank's approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking follows a series of regulatory challenges for the firm. Back in January of this year, the Federal Reserve Board rejected the bank's application to become a member of the Federal Reserve System. Not surprising, right? Saying it was inconsistent with the required factors under the law. The Fed subsequently denied Custodia's request to reconsider its membership application in the system. That's just straight wrong. In a detailed report back in March, the Fed's board said the decision to reject Custodia's app was due to concerns about banks with high concentration of activities related to the crypto industry. Hence why they don't want it. They don't want to support crypto, fam. It's clear. Custodia Bank opened for business in August of this year, though the Fed has blocked much of its proposed business model, which doesn't come as a surprise. Founded in 2020, Custodia is a bank aiming to bridge the gap between digital assets and a digital asset custodian. The firm was formerly known as Avante Financial Group and is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Custodia Bank did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but hey, it's definitely a good sign that adoption is coming and banks will be integrating Bitcoin or they're just going to get left behind. So hopefully many major banks follow in the footsteps of Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank. But let me know, fam, how you guys feel. And a reminder, only keep in the bank what you're willing to lose at the end of the day. Because what if there was a bank run? Even with it being FDIC insured, they don't have the money to give it to everybody. Hence what happened earlier in the year with the regional banking crisis and what happened in return to Bitcoin. We started pumping. In fact, Bitcoin's up well over 100 percent since the start of the year. And I feel we're just getting started. All right, fam. Now let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with the ETF news coming out of Hong Kong, which I know is not in the mainland of China, but still considered a part of China. And I think we're going to have ETF adoption not just in the United States, but clearly in Asia as well as in the Middle East, because in all markets they're seeking it and competition definitely a good thing, especially when it comes to these ETFs. So let's break down this latest report. Hong Kong is reportedly weighing the possibility of allowing the spot crypto ETF in a Bloomberg report. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission CEO, Julia Leong, outlines what it would take for the spot crypto ETFs to be authorized in the city -state, quoting her here. We welcome proposals using innovative tech that boost efficiency and customer experience. We're happy to try it as long as new risks are addressed. Our approach is consistent regardless of the asset. So according to Bloomberg, Hong Kong currently only allows future based crypto ETFs and among the listed products includes the Samsung Bitcoin futures active as well as the Bitcoin and Ethereum futures ETF issued by CSOP Asset Management. The possibility of a spot crypto ETF getting approved in Hong Kong comes at a time when Hong Kong's ambitions of becoming a leading digital asset hub are in high gear. According to the report earlier in the year, Hong Kong rolled out a virtual asset regulatory framework and on the crypto regulatory framework. Here's what she shared, Hong Kong's comprehensive virtual asset regulatory framework follows the principle of same business, same risks, same rules, and aims to provide robust investor protections and manage those key risks. This will enable the industry to develop sustainably and support innovation. Also reports emerged in June that Hong Kong Monetary Authority pushed for banks in the city -state to offer their services to licensed crypto exchanges. It was also reported in February that China was supposedly in support of Hong Kong's plans to allow both institutional and retail investors to trade in crypto assets. So there you have it, fam, mass adoption. Let's freaking go. We all know there's trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines just awaiting that spot Bitcoin ETF approval. And once we get that green light game on, it will absolutely be a game changer. But anyways, fam, now let's discuss Bitcoin ETFs being we're discussing them already. And it's on everyone's mind right now before we break into the latest prediction from one of the largest asset manager, Fidelity, who currently controls four and a half trillion in assets under management. Let's first discuss these BlackRock ETFs and ETFs from some of the other asset managers. Here we go. The launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF from BlackRock is a highly anticipated event in the crypto industry. I'd say the biggest, most anticipated event next to the Bitcoin halving. You know what I mean? It's expected to provide unprecedented institutional access to the crypto market, representing a significant shift from leading banks and promising substantial capital inflows. These developments will eventually change the industry and kickstart the new market cycle. What we're seeing in the market at the current moment is still speculation by the whales, some traditional firms and industry insiders. Now, while the move towards the ETF app approval is a positive development, the price discovery mechanism for Bitcoin is typically driven by derivatives like perpetuals. Let's keep in mind that these are leverage orders that can be liquidated with the right catalyst, whether on the upside or doing a pullback as traders take profit or leverage longs get liquidated. This means that recent price hikes post announcements weren't necessarily caused by a fresh inflow of institutional capital. Though that will happen eventually, they were actually caused by speculation around ETFs driven by people already plugged into the crypto space, including the whales, quoting them here. An ETF approval means that there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. That's right. And spot ETF. Unlike futures, there is true price discovery, so there will be no market manipulation. So we should still take this as a sign of institutional interest. It is not unlikely that the capital that kept Bitcoin outperforming traditional assets came from the large institutions or savvy allocators of capital buying ahead of the positive ETF news. CME futures are dominating the crypto future markets right now, suggesting that indeed it might be more traditional institutions that are speculating. These are some of the players that have entered the room in the previous cycles, bull run or not. This kind of activity is par for the course. Now, how capital from Bitcoin ETFs will eventually trickle down? Let's discuss it. We should still pay attention to the possibility of fresh capital coming in. Former BlackRock managing director Stephen Schoenfeld stated at CC Data's Digital Asset Summit in London that an ETF approval can bring 20 billion dollars into Bitcoin. While we all know that's extremely conservative, I'm looking at trillions pouring into the King, just saying. While Alliance Bernstein, the global asset management company, expects the BlackRock ETF approval to drive the crypto asset management way up, all the way up. Now, ultimately, an ETF approval means there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. This simple change will be greater than any other development in the market's history. This arrival of capital will come over time as more and more investors and asset managers digest the news, deciding that an allocation is not only responsible, but absolutely necessary preach. Likewise, the adoption of this financial product will take years as institutions such as broker dealers, banks and RIA's undergo due diligence and other processes before they can even offer Bitcoin ETFs. It will also hinge on the arrival of key players such as market makers that are an essential factor in building investor confidence. The role of the market maker is vital to ETFs. They are responsible for creating and redeeming new shares of an ETF, a role designed to keep its price tethered to the price implied by the value of the ETF holdings. Now, finally, we have the question of what a Bitcoin ETF means for the rest of the crypto market beyond Bitcoin itself. Market cycles have historically moved from Bitcoin first to ETH second and then cycled into the smaller altcoins or more exotic projects. This time around, the effects might be less direct, but still obviously noticeable. It is true that a rising tide is not guaranteed in the aftermath of the ETFs going live as the new inflow of capital will not come in the form of direct ownership of BTC. Investors who choose that instrument won't easily be able to change or diversify their exposure to other crypto assets until more ETFs are introduced. Now let's break into our featured story of the day and discuss what will one Bitcoin be worth in the year 2025. While Fidelity's head of macro, Julian Timmer, makes this prediction with an exact number. There's a brand new prediction I've never shared before, so let's break this one down, shall we? A massive shout out to everyone in that live chat just joining us. Fidelity Investments global macro director, Julian Timmer, is updating his outlook on Bitcoin following the latest Bitcoin price surge. He just shared on X to his almost 200 ,000 followers. The Bitcoin can soar beyond $96 ,000 by 2025 due to two main factors. He lays out a scenario for Bitcoin's price performance in the coming years based on retail interest rates, which is the interest rate minus inflation and the Bitcoin adoption rate, which is based on historical Internet adoption. Quoting Timmer here, with Bitcoin moving up once again, will its adoption curve accelerate as it did a few years ago? And how does the macro trend on rates affect it? Here's the data to consider. Here you go. I show a fair value band based on both the slope of the Internet adoption curve and the path for real rates. The bottom boundary assumes that the treasury inflation protected securities real rate of 2 .5 % and the upper boundary assumes negative 2%, which is where we were in 2021. The macro can speed up or slow down the adoption curve, which we have seen play out recently as outlined here in this chart. And looking at the chart, the analyst predicts the Bitcoin price would hit the lower bound of 41 ,000 in 2025 if the TIPS real rate remains as high as the current rate. However, if the real rate declines to what it was in 2021, the price prediction would soar to $96 ,210 in 2025, which is a 175 % increase from the current value. Now let's read his thread, which he shared here on X. I also got to throw out there, he also is predicting a $1 billion Bitcoin price by the year 2038. So by 2025, yeah, a little conservative, but extremely bullish for the long haul on Bitcoin. And I know I've covered that previously here on the show. How many of you have heard the billion dollar price prediction from Jerry and Timmer as I have covered it here? Let me know in that live chat. But anyways, let's just break down what he did share here in the thread so you can see the full discussion. Here we go. Above, I show the fair value, as I mentioned a little earlier. He also mentions the macro can speed up or slow down, which we have seen play out recently as outlined in the chart. He also says, assuming for a moment that Bitcoin will mature into an asset class that plays on the same team as gold and silver, how should we think about where it should sit in a 60 -40 portfolio and what would be a reasonable position size? Great question. Here's what he says. The good news for Bitcoin is it is an annualized volatility down from its 2018 peak, although at 58 % is still head and shoulders above traditional asset classes. That's right. There's no asset in which can compete with the king crypto because Bitcoin is a hedge against inflation as well as a hedge against deflation. It's a store value. It's incorruptible. It's unconfiscatable. And guess what? Gold can't compete either. He also shares here even better is 52 week correlation versus the S &P 500 had declined steadily and is now actually negative. More on the Bitcoin outlook on the next thread. And I highly encourage you to follow Jerry and Timmer. He shares a lot of good threads here, especially regarding Bitcoin and what's happening around, you know, the ETFs, the Bitcoin halving, the macro and all of these TA, which is technical analysis. You know what I mean? Let's see if I can find another good thread for you. He has quite a lot and he's very active as well. Here we go. Here's a good thread right here. He mentions continuing the discussion for my recent thread on Bitcoin. Let's talk about Bitcoin as a store of value. Yes, please. Let's talk about this. Shall we? Gold is delivering solid risk adjusted returns remains hard to beat above. We see that gold has one of the best sharp ratios out there, but Bitcoin is respectable as well in line with other major asset classes. This chart is based on monthly returns because it broadens the universe of alts. In this case, alt such as managed futures and equity long, short hedge funds are the less liquid variety, which broadens the mix while improving their returns. And below is a ranking of correlations to the S &P 500 based on monthly data of September. Bitcoin still has a positive correlation to the equities, but less than many other assets as outlined right here in this chart. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in our live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Pesach Wolicki
"Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to listen to a man of grace, sophistication, integrity, and whimsy? Well, so are we. But until such a man shows up, please welcome Eric Metaxas. Folks, welcome to the program. It is Monday. Everyone is talking about Israel, and that says it should be, and we wanted to bring somebody in who could help us understand the situation better. We have highly recommended to us by many friends, Rabbi Pesach Wolicki. He is the director of Israel365action .com, cohost of the Shoulder to Shoulder podcast. He's been a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki, welcome. Thank you very much, Eric. Thank you for having me on. It's a pleasure. Tell me what's the first thing we should talk about. I got a report—I didn't want to forget—that I don't know if the Red Cross has gone woke or what, but my instinct would be never to give them a dime again ever because of the way they've been behaving. Am I mistaken there? You're not mistaken at all. The Red Cross has never paid any attention, positively, that is, to any casualties in Israel, and it's not just in this war, but for many years. The Red Cross doesn't care one whit about Jews who are in danger, and they have stayed true to form in this war. That's shocking. Most people don't know that. That's why I wanted to lead with that, because when I understood this, I thought to myself, wow, OK. So the rot is everywhere. Legacy Media, every college with a name you'd recognize, they've all gone to hell. They've all been infected with the woke mind virus, and they can be pretty much expected, guaranteed, to come out on the wrong side of these things. So now we know that the Red Cross, which we would think of as a good organization, as a neutral organization that just cares about human beings and suffering, that we should not be giving them our money. We should not be giving them a cent. Look, the Red Cross, like I said, during the years that Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier who was held captive for many years by Hamas, was being held, they did nothing about trying to find out how he was doing or to get information to his family, and that is their mandate by the international community. The mandate of the Red Cross is to look after hostages in time of war, to look after prisoners of war, to see how they're doing. At the beginning of this conflict, they claimed that they weren't operating in the Gaza Strip and couldn't get access, which we knew was a lie because we knew that they were operating there and they even put out other statements about what they were seeing on the ground, which showed that they were active in the Gaza Strip. They've been collaborating with their enemies for a long time. But that's no, look, that's no, that's nothing new. You mentioned about the college campuses and about what's going on in the, on the left and in the progressive world, we're seeing something unique and new. A lot of people are comparing this to the Nazis, but it's something new, Eric. And that is this strange marriage between the progressive atheist left and Islamic fundamentalists, which on the face of it looks kind of absurd. And we've all seen the memes like queers for Palestine and all that. But I think as people of faith, we have to have a clarity that there's something very fundamental that these two groups, again, that seem like they have nothing in common, atheist, progressives and Muslim fundamentalists. But there's something very basic that they have in common. And that is an absolute hatred and loathing for the God of the Bible, the text of the Bible and the beliefs of those people who believe in the Bible. They both share that they share. They possibly share it for different reasons. But they've also they've obviously unified around that shared hatred for biblical faith and biblical values in this conflict. I mean, look, we've been seeing this for quite some time, that the the radical left does not denounce the way radical Muslims treat women, for example. Not one word on their the way they treat gays. In other words, they are they are the very different definition, radical Muslims of this caricature that the secular left has created of, you know, mostly serious Christians in America, which is it's obviously untrue to anyone who knows the Christians. But it is, in fact, true of the radical Muslims. And and we know this. I mean, we haven't talked about it much on this program, but we know that the left will not criticize them for stoning women, for the Taliban beating women, for causing women across the Middle East to dress as they force them to dress. I mean, it is it is out of the fevered nightmare of the left with regard to, you know, what they think of as evangelical Christians or right wing Christians. They imagine it. They talk about the Handmaid's Tale, all of this kind of stuff. But this is actually true. This is actually the reality for women throughout the Middle East. And the secular left clearly doesn't care about those women. But they don't only not care about women, they they don't care about gays, all the things they claim to care about, which who are hated by the Muslim fundamentalists. But, you know, this you raise an interesting point about the fact that this is who they're in bed with. They're in bed with each other. And again, I think the only explanation I have for it is that they share an enemy and the enemy is Christians, the enemy is Jews. Look, they they spread this canard that there's that Muslims in America need to be protected from discriminatory violence. Now, when has there ever been can someone please show me a headline, someone please show me an event where Muslims were attacked by Christians in the United States of America? Any any time that I could even think of it, I'm struggling to think of anything. And yet when Joe Biden gave that beautiful speech on behalf of Israel, when he didn't even mention Iran once in the early days of the war, he he in that speech, I don't know, a lot of people didn't notice it. He spoke out about how there's no room for hate. There's no room for acts of violence or hatred in America. And then he said not against Muslims and not against Jews. And he didn't mention anything about Christians. There is a loathing of Christianity on the left that I think informs a lot of their behavior and their loathing of Christianity and their loathing of Judaism and their loathing of the Jewish state, Jewish state, which which is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. It recognizes the fact that the Jewish people today are the same Jewish people as the Jewish people of the Bible. We have an unbroken chain of our heredity and tradition. We know exactly who we are. The idea that this nation would return from exile after thousands of years and be reconstituted as a nation in our land in fulfillment of biblical prophecy is something that they are terrified of because it testifies to the truth of God and the truth of the Bible. And if they accept that reality, they have a lot of explaining to do. Well, that's very well put. It is an amazing thing. I don't know if you're aware, I wrote a big biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor. OK, well, he spoke out against the Nazis and against anti -Semitism and he spoke out for the Jews. And I was thinking recently that what? The I mean, we have to understand and I want my audience to understand this. There are people who are genuinely confused. There are people there were people in Germany when you told them about the death camps or what's being done to the Jews, they really believed this is Jewish propaganda. This is not true. They genuinely believed it was not true. And so Gebel's, of course, used this idea of it's Jewish propaganda, Jewish propaganda, that's Jewish propaganda. Recently. We're seeing exactly the same thing when you talk about the atrocities done by Hamas, when you talk about any of these things, they're saying it's Israeli propaganda. It's not true. And I want to be clear, there are people on the left marching, you know, the pro Palestinian marches stuff. We have to understand they actually believe that this is nonsense, which is what gives them the ability to tear down posters, whatever they think it's garbage. And I and I think we have to understand where they're coming from. They they have bought the lie that this is propaganda. And if it were propaganda, nobody would care more about that than I would. 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"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hello, my friends. I'm Dennis Prager, and I hope you had a good weekend. I have delved into the question of how good a weekend or a good any day one could have when the world is so filled with evil and one has to try despair as a sin, as I have noted on a number of occasions based on my Bible commentary. Hi, everybody. Good to be with you. This is late breaking. I normally don't have the show driven by news as it breaks, but this is an important—many of them are important, but this is, I believe, worthy of immediate attention. This is from Newsweek. Conservative social media personality Steven Crowder teased the release of a manifesto allegedly written by an accused school shooter in Nashville, Tennessee, where six victims died earlier this year. Boy, I'll tell you, Newsweek is really—this sentence is so gingerly phrased. Let's see. The manifesto is allegedly written by an accused shooter, not the shooter. Six million victims died, not were murdered. In a video posted Monday, that's today, to YouTube, Crowder said the manifesto was leaked and shared screenshots of portions of the document which was believed to be written by Audrey Hale, 28, whom authorities identified as the shooter. They also said Hale, who died at the scene, once attended the school. By the way, that is interesting that they say allegedly. You say allegedly when somebody is about to stand trial, but if the person was shot at the scene, you don't say allegedly. What was Audrey Hale doing there? Checking out school curricula? No, it's a little too ginger. Anyway, I will be reading the manifesto here on this show. I wish that I wouldn't have to, Crowder said in the video. In a post to X, formerly Twitter, Crowder shared other images of the manifesto, including one part that said, I hope I have a high death count. Newsweek has been unable to independently verify that Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson told Newsweek that the police are unable to confirm the manifesto, but said they are actively looking into the matter. Here's a question for Nashville police. Why didn't you release it immediately? Some authorities had it, and my suspicion is because the manifesto reveals, as was suspected, a left -winger and it was a trans person. So the left sort of has the view, padona misa gosh, there are no enemies on the left. And whereas if the manifesto were some racist, anti -black screed, we would have known about it immediately. So three children and three adults at Nashville's Covenant School were murdered. She later died from gunshot wounds. Shortly after the shooting occurred, this is again from this Newsweek article, police said that they had recovered a manifesto believed to have been written by hell. So why, why was it never released? The ongoing investigation into the March 27 murders of six persons inside the Covenant School continues to show, from all information currently available, that killer Audrey Hale acted totally alone. That's not the question. Well, I'll report to you. There is a report somewhere, but since I haven't seen it, I can't, I won't report it yet, about what it revealed. And it seems to me that if the report is correct, it was a big anti -white kid screed. All right. So we live in an age of moral confusion, as I have warned all of my life. And the charge against Israel that it commits genocide against the Palestinians which a charge that has been made for decades, this is not new to the current war against Hamas, is another gigantic lie of the left. But the truth is not a left -wing value. So I have data here from Statista, which has no political bias that I know of. You agree with me? I don't know. Okay, fine. Statista Infographic Newsletter. Statista puts out statistics. So this is from 2020. Growth of Palestine. Let's see now. The need for peace continues to grow in urgency as Palestine's population is growing at a larger rate than Israel. Jewish and Arab populations are on a collision course of parity in the coming decades, with Arab Israelis also growing faster than Jewish Israelis and gaining more voting power. Then there's a chart, Growth of Palestine. It begins in 1960, and the green is Palestine, the blue is Israel. They have gone from 1 .1 million to 5 .1 million in 2020. So there is a growth of essentially five times growth quintupled since 1960. The Jewish population has quadrupled, has gone up four times the Arab population of the area five times. Have you ever heard of a genocide where the people being genocided have a population growth of 5x? The lie is so grandiose, but you have to know something. The people screaming it believe it, especially those who are Palestinian or from other Arab or Muslim countries. They believe their lies. Read David Price Jones' book, The Closed Circle. You'll see that he's an Arab expert. He lived an exaggeration and lies as being very frequently in the public sphere conflated. Anyway, we're catching up. The truth is that a left wing value in the left wing dominates academia and the media. So much for the charge of genocide. The only attempt at genocide of the Palestinians and their Muslim supporters around the world, they wish to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel, perhaps all Jews in the world, but certainly Jews of Israel. That is the only genocide that can be alleged in the Middle East. Well, there was one, but I don't know. Yeah, I guess you'd call it the Middle East, of course. Do you remember the Yazidis, how they were wiped out by ISIS? Well, virtually, yeah. There was a real, let's put, an ethnic cleansing, let's put it that way. Genocide. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free is a call for genocide. It is a call for the eradication of the Jewish state. There are 22 Arab states, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, but there's no room for a Jewish state the size of New Jersey. People just always need to remember that. Should there be a 24th Arab state, one that never existed in the history of the world? I hear some Palestinian speakers actually saying, we are the descendants of the Canaanites. Did you know that? You can meet a living Canaanite. Can you meet a parasite and a Jebusite? He said he was a Jebusite? Is Arafat said he was a Jebusite? I didn't know the man had a sense of humor. And this is what your kids are learning at college. We return. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? 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The moral difference between the allies and the Nazis and the allies and the Japanese was no greater than the moral difference between Israel and Hamas. We live in the age of moral relativism. It's infected almost the entire intellectual class. I saw it when I was at graduate school at Columbia University, and professors generally equated the U .S. and the Soviet Union. It was not a battle, the Cold War in their view, between freedom and tyranny, or between, if you will, light and dark, with all the darkness that exists, obviously, in everyone and in every country. There was an unbridgeable gulf between light and dark between the United States and the Soviet Union, but they would not agree to that. It was a superpower battle or a battle of two economic systems, communism and capitalism, as if they are morally equivalent, let alone just equally effective. Well, there are people who build their society with communism and slaughter tens of millions of their people while doing it, and there's another free society which is infinitely wealthier. I remember that when I wanted to get soda from a soda machine when I was there during the Cold War, and I as know that I speak Russian, and so the machine would say, госированая вода, gas gaseous water, meaning like sparkling water. The machines were quite common in Moscow, I don't know about the rest of the Soviet Union, and there was a plastic cup like you would have in a house there, and everyone who got the sparkling water used that cup. Isn't that fascinating? One cup. I drank from it, you know me, I mean, you know, they reported internationally that I, for fork drops in a restaurant, I will actually use it. I am not, shall we say, a hypochondriac, struck but it me as an example, they didn't have the money to have a paper cup used every time and thrown away. Incidentally, I'll tell you what else moved me. I will acknowledge this, because truth is the number one obligation. Nobody stole the cup. I found that fascinating. Here's this former aide to take in the whole truth, unquote. This is Barack Obama this weekend, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. What Hamas did was horrific and there's no justification for it, Mr. Obama said, and what is also true is that the occupation and what's happening to Palestinians is unbearable. Really, what is happening to Palestinians that is unbearable? I'm not talking about the current war in Gaza, which they brought upon themselves just like the Germans did and the Japanese did. Unbearable? Really? Has he or anybody he talked to gone to visit the West Bank? Is life on the West Bank unbearable? Didn't strike me as that way, been there a number of times. All I remember was a lot of cranes building new buildings. And they're obviously having a lot of kids. Generally, having a lot of kids in an unbearable situation tend not to go hand in hand. What is true is that there are people right now who are dying, who have nothing to do with what Hamas did. There were Germans who died who had nothing to do with what Hitler did. That's correct and you blame Hitler for their deaths. You blame Hamas for the death of Palestinians in Gaza. All their money is used to buy rockets and dig tunnels everywhere, including right under hospitals. If there is such a thing as evil, Hamas is it. But after all, if you raise a generation to believe that America is evil, then evil loses its meaning, doesn't it? That is what has happened. Okay. There are no comments. It's interesting they don't have comments on me on this particular story. Dennis Ross is a major figure in Middle Eastern diplomacy. For 35 years, this former U .S. envoy to the Middle East, who has generally been critical of Israel, not anti -Israel, but critical of Israel. For 35 years, I've devoted my professional life to U .S. peacemaking policy and conflict resolution planning. Nothing has preoccupied me like finding a peaceful and lasting solution between Israel and the Palestinians. In the past, I might have favored a ceasefire with Hamas during a conflict with Israel, but today it is clear to me that peace is not going to be possible now or in the future as long as Hamas remains intact and in control of Gaza.
A highlight from Three and Half Weeks Later
"Welcome to The Doug Collins Show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit LegacyPMInvestments .com. That's LegacyPMInvestments .com. Do you want to listen to a podcast? By who? Georgia GOP Congressman Doug Collins. How is it? The greatest thing I have ever heard in my whole life. I could not believe my ears. In this house, wherever the rules are disregarded, chaos and mob rule. It has been said today, where is bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found and courage is found. It's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken, people being put down, questions not being answered. And this majority say, be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you, one day you'll be back in the minority and it ain't gonna be that fun. Hi, everybody. We're back. Welcome to the Doug Collins podcast. Glad to have you joining us in today. Got lots to discuss. We haven't had a chance to discuss some of the political moves because in just a minute after the break, I'm going to be bringing in Chip Lake. Normally, you know Chip from our Friday's Finest and you will always see him on Friday's Finest. But we have Chip bringing in for some political discussion today because we've had the sort of running bet going between Friday's Finest is how many weeks it would go without a speaker. Well, congratulations. We now have a speaker. I'm not sure where that's going to go, but Chip and I are going to discuss it here in just a minute. A lot of things going on. I'd be glad to have you with us on the podcast as we go forward. So just right after the break, it'll be Chip coming on. We're going to talk some politics today on the Doug Collins podcast. Hey, everybody, you know about Legacy Precious Metals. Legacy Precious Metals, you hear from them. We talk once a month. We talk about Legacy Precious Metals, talking about precious metals being part of your portfolio, how they're your navigator. Well, now they're not only navigating in a new way. They're actually giving you a new way to buy gold and silver. In fact, Legacy Precious Metals has developed a revolutionary new online platform that allows you to invest in real gold and silver online. In a few easy steps, you can open an account online, select your metals of choice and choose to have them stored in a vault or shipped to your door. I'm more of a ship to my door kind of person. I enjoy having them with me, but they can do it either way and you can now do it online. It gives you real access to a dashboard where you can track your portfolio growth in real time. Any time you'll see transparent pricing on each coin and bar. This puts you in complete control of your money. This platform is free to sign up for. Just visit LegacyPMInvestments .com and open your account and see this new investing platform for yourself. Gold hedges against inflation and is against and against a volatile stock market. A true diversified portfolio is just more stocks and bonds, but a different asset class. This platform allows you to make investments in gold and silver no matter how small or large with just a few clicks. Remember, do as I have done. Go to LegacyPMInvestments .com and get started today. And now you've got a new tool to help you along in your investments. Hey everybody, it's MyPillow's 20th year anniversary and over 80 million MyPillows have been sold. Mike Lindell and MyPillow wants to thank each of you and every one of you for giving you the lowest price in history on their MyPillows. You will receive a queen size MyPillow for $19 .98. Regular price is $69 .98 and just $10 more for a king size. You will receive deep discounts on all MyPillow products such as bed sheets, mattress toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers and so much more. This is a time to try out something other than the amazing products that you've had your eye on. Go to MyPillow .com, click on the radio podcast square and use the promo Collins, C -O -L -L -I -N -S to receive this amazing offer on the queen size MyPillow for $19 .98. Or 800 call -986 -3994. This offer comes with a 10 year warranty and 60 day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. You know how I know that? Because I sleep on a MyPillow every night. Go to MyPillow .com and use promo code Collins, C -O -L -L -I -N -S or call 800 -986 -3994 today.
A highlight from FTX Saga Finally Over! SBF Found Guilty | Bitcoin + Macro Economy Update
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"silvers" Discussed on WTOP
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"silvers" Discussed on Crypto Voices
"Thursday, silver was roughly 42 dollars an ounce just before silver Thursday, I should say, gold was $650, announced that you get a ratio of 15.5 X, silver Thursday occurs, the hunt brothers go bankrupt. They tried to corner the market, they had one third of the world's silver. And silver devalues by more than half, and were falling back or in this case rising to a 37 39 X gold silver ratio. And I guess I should say this from the outset here just to make sure everybody understands this crystal clear, the chart here, the gold silver ratio, when you see it rising, that means gold is rising relative to silver. And when you see it falling, that means silver is rising. Relative to gold. So back here, we saw it falling silver was rising relative to gold. It was back to a 15.5 X multiple the old Isaac Newton, multiple January 31st, 1980. $650 gold, $42. Silver, great, the market is putting silver in its rightful place. Now actually we saw that it was even overvalued at that point. And again, a rising gold silver ratio means a rising value of gold. Relative to silver. Let's look at brown's bottom here. Remember, this is when the former Chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown made the genius move of selling half of his nation's gold of the United Kingdom's gold at this point. This was literally the bottom of the bear market of commodities. He did this over the course of a few years. I'm pegging it from the agreement, I believe I was September 1999. Let's find it on the tooltip. There we go, September 1999. Gold separation at the time was 53.2 X so gold was $299 at the point and silver was $5 at this point. So cold silver ratio of 53.2 X silver had fallen. By more than triple the historical ratio at this point of 15 to one, triple would be 45 to one silver had fallen to 53.2 X 53.2 ounces per one ounce of gold at brown's bottom, we did see silver have a resurgence here during the Eurozone crisis of early 2011. We have April 2011. At that point, gold was $1585 per ounce, silver hit $50. An ounce, $50 an ounce. But notice it's still higher of a ratio by double. All right, that means silver is half as valuable as it was during the hunt brother time. So this is why it's interesting to look at this ratio compared to just the dollar ratio. Because here, silver was 42 bucks. But remember gold was only 650 bucks here. Here and the ratio was the Isaac Newton ratio. The old historical ratio, 15 and a half to one. Here, 30, 30 years later, during the Eurozone crisis. The ratio is double. So silver is only half as valuable. Relative to gold, as it was back in 1981, the hunt brothers were trying to corner the market. So even though $50 silver looked great in 2011, it was half as good, as 1980, relative to gold. So silver is actually been falling. Relative to the gold price over the last 50 years. And that's evidence by the gold silver ratio. Rising. So here we are. And then we see during COVID, it rose even more, meaning silver fell even more relative to gold here. Early COVID years, 114 X that meant that it would take 114 ounces of silver. Did equal one ounce of gold. In 2020. Now it has since retraced from that a little now the ratio is 75 X you see it's been bouncing around, of course, commodities are volatile relative to the Fiat unit at the moment, which is the dollar. And it's been bouncing around. But we can see for sure the trend over the last 50 years is up for the ratio, meaning silver is becoming less valuable in terms of gold. Now, here's what the silver bugs say, and we're going to continue to address this for the rest of the video. The silver box say that, well, this just isn't right. Silver has to be valued at its old historical ratio for a thousand years of 12 X to 15 X to one. Meaning silver at let's just make it easy on ourselves. A hundred and 12 X, 114 X here, in 2020. It's going to have to increase in price by ten times. By ten times, to get back to that ratio of 12 X, or 15 X, 7, 8, 9, ten times, it depends on which silver bug you're talking to on which day. To see how excited they are for the potential price appreciation of silver at any given time. That's what they're saying. They're saying that the price will at least ten X to get us back to a historical ratio of 12. To 15 X and some people don't even say that, well, they said, just the price has to go a hundred X because, you know, just because of reasons. So ten X at least is in line with the historical trend. But then we have to ask ourselves, well, what's been happening in the last 50 years during the actual trend where there has been no Gresham's law, and silver is freely fluctuating in the market as is gold. While the straw trendline, as we've been doing with the gold price over dollars, as we've been doing with the silver price, over dollars, let's draw the trendline. That's what we're going to do right here. Power regression, 51% R squared. Now it's not a great R squared, as we found with the silver price. Gold price had a much better R squared. Of 75%. But very simply, on R squared of 51%, still tells us that this ratio, this green line, the ratio of gold to silver of the last 50 years. It hugs the black line, the trendline, with 51% less variance or 51% better than it would hug a flat average that went across the chart. And we've reviewed that in prior videos with gold and Bitcoin. Definitely do check back in prior videos if you want to see that more. But the interpretation very simply with R squared is 51% R squared. That is 51% less variance of the ratio around the trendline.
"silvers" Discussed on Sherlock Holmes Adventures
"Confess said the colonel the even now i cannot see how it helps us. It wants the first link in my chain of reasoning. Powdered opium is by no means tasteless. The flavor is not disagreeable but it is perceptible. Where it mixed with any ordinary dish. The ito would undoubtedly detected and would probably eat no more. A curry was exactly the medium which would disguise this taste by. No possible supposition. Could this stranger fitzroy simpson have caused curry to be served in the trainers family. That night and it is surely to monstrous coincidence to suppose that he happened to come along with powdered opium upon the very night when a dish happened to be served which disguise the flavor that is unthinkable therefore simpson becomes eliminated from the case and our attention centers upon stray current. His wife the only people who could have chosen curried mutton for supper that night. The opium was added after the dish was set. Aside for the stable boy for the others had the same sapa with no ill-effects which of them then had access to that dish without the made seeing them. Before deciding that question. I had grasped the significance of the silence of the dog for one true inference invariably suggests others. The simpson incident had shown me that a dog was kept in the staples and yet though someone had been in and had fetched out a horse. He had not backed enough to arouse the two labs in the muffed. Obviously the midnight visitor was someone whom the dog new will. I was already convinced or almost convinced that john straker went down to the staples in the dead of the night and took out silver blaze. For what purpose for a dishonest one. Obviously or why should he dragged his own stable boy and yet i was at a loss to know why there have been cases before now where trainers have made sure of great sums of money by laying against their own horses through agents and then preventing them.
"silvers" Discussed on Sherlock Holmes Adventures
"Silver blaze road the ring five four silver blaze five fifteen games dez bryant five to four on the field there are. The numbers are pie cried. They are all six. They're all six there then. My horses running tried to colonel in great agitation. But i don't see him my colors of knock past only five of past. This must be he. As i spoke a powerful bay horse swept out from the weighing enclosure and cantered pastas bearing on. Its back the well known. Black and red of the kernel. That's not my horse. Tried the owner. That beast has not a white hair upon its body or is this that you've done mr holmes. Well will that to see how he gets on. Said my friend imperturbably for a few minutes. He gazed through my field class. Capital an excellent start. He cried suddenly. They're they are coming around the curve from drag. We had a superb view as they came up the straight. The six horses were so close together. That a copy. It could have covered them but halfway up the yellow of the maple tn stable showed to the front before they reached us. However deborah's bolt was shot and the colonel's horse coming away with a rush past the post a good six lengths before its rival the duke of bowel morals iris making about third. It's my race anyhow. Gossip the colonel passing his hand over his eyes. I confess that. I can make neither head nor taylor it. Don't you think that you have kept up your mystery. Long enough mr holmes suddenly colonel you know everything let us all go round and have a look at the horse together. Here he is. He continued as we made our way into the weighing enclosure. the owners and their friends find admittance. You have only to wash his face and his leg in spirits of wine and you will find that he is the same old silver blaze as ever. You take away. I found him in the hands of a faker and took the liberty of running him just as he was sent over. My dear sir you have done wonders horse looks very fit and well. It never went better in its life. I owe you a thousand apologies for having doubted your ability. You have done a great service by recovering.
"silvers" Discussed on Sherlock Holmes Adventures
"Said homes. We have had a charming little breath of your beautiful dopp more air. The inspector opened his eyes and the colonel's lip code in a sneer so you despair of arresting the murderer of poor striker said he homes shrunk to shoulders. There are certainly grave difficulties in the way said he. I have every hope. However that your horse will start on tuesday and i begged that he will have your jockey in readiness. Might i ask for a photograph of mr mom striker. The inspector took one from an envelope and handed it to him. My dick gregory. You anticipate all my wants. If i might ask you to wait here for an instant. I have a question which i should like to put to the made. I must say that. I'm rather disappointed in our london. Consultant said colonel. Ross bluntly as my friend left the room i do not see that. We are any further than when he came. At least you have his assurance that your horse will run. Said i yes. i have. His assurance said the colonel with a shrug of shoulders. I should prefer to have the horse. I was about to make some reply in defense of my friend when he entered the room again. Now gentlemen said he. I'm quite ready for tavistock as we stepped into the carriage one of the stable. That's held the door open for us. A sudden idea seemed to occur to homes for. He leaned forward and touched the latte upon the sleeve. You have a few sheep in the paddock. He said who attends to them. I do sir. Have you noticed anything amiss with them late. well sir. Not of much came but three of them have gone lame sir. I could see that. Holmes was extremely pleased for. He chuckled and rubbed his hands together. A long shot watson a very long shot said he pinching. My arm gregory. Let me recommend your attention. This singular epidemic among the sheep.
"silvers" Discussed on Heads Up
"It's it's really. I once did a speech geel. You're the real thing. And i broke down the prospectus. It was really you realize quickly. Why prospectus attorneys are paid five thousand bucks an hour. Whatever it is. Because i mean it's a very nefarious program. And not only that believe that it is one of the tools for manipulation where as we spoke about earlier that goldman sachs in the end the authorized participants those being the big banks funded supposedly are allowed to back door ninety million ounces of physical silver and it's not then listed on the commodity exchange they do it invisible. It's called share redemption and only authorized participants can do it so they suck in all the silver and then they pull out the real thing and so it's they're bad when we talked about a phd in pslv first of all their way better than geo sub for one main reason. And that's because geo dns alvear what's called eds. Pslv are closed. On's and without getting too deep into that it just far more beneficial on taxation sell gio your s. l. v. you pay the twenty eight percent capital gains collectible rate when you sell. Pslv Or you pay the regular capital gains right now. Biden wants to raise that like forty percent or whatever self That may be a moot point. But just from a standpoint of taxation. They're better they're also better in the respected. Eric sprott is a very honorable man. and when you realize that j. p. morgan company that just paid nine hundred twenty million dollars. Fine for manipulating the silver market. Who is owns one. Billion is the largest position. The world's ever seen off book Is also the custodian was allowed to beat the custodian of the largest silver. Trust in the world That being sob. Do you not see a problem with this. Like the fox guarding the hen house. And so the you know you don't want to be associated there and so where i the real difference you know. Snl piazza are backed by real metal but the redemption process is is is pretty much unrealistic in that p. h. yes to redeem mental..
"silvers" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"I realize they knows. And so eventually like our guys had You know had thanos remains had had his body super surfer was there he was. It was embalmed with cremated. would anyways so silver server. Was there better. Bill was their cost. Negotiator believe was there I think most of the guardians were there so there was a black tie event of top tier people. And what happens. Is that during this event own. Also believe aeros was their noses brother but what happens. Is that The black order. Show up the black of course being If you guys were seeing the infinity war in game they're like his historic those guys midnight ebony mall and city in coal all those guys your call up city and i should say guy show up and their i plan here was to take Thanos his body to do who knows what with it at the time. And it's kind of funny because it's like they show up and then it's like almost immediately immediately realized. Oh we're in danger. We should not have come across the room and said she is that the one with a horse head of and that is that that's Book we go. We we need to. We need to leave. We're in danger. So what happens that believe is proxima midnight. She opens up like this by this. This portal. at least like a black hole in it sucks over heroes in it and so like what happens. If you're reading that issue of guardians of the galaxy. You really don't know what happens to them. And this is where super surface story picks up at and we get some resolution as to what happens with everyone else. A little bit So with silver surfer. This is by the way. A five issue mini series. So it's not even six issues five stars up your real interesting we get kind of a recounting the history of suicide. Or how he was born of course nor rod on the planet zim law and how he came to be a herald of galactic. The road eater the royer and how he's a man of many names and then one thing that he says comes back into account quite often. Is that one of those. Many names is death and so we get a brief recounting of the history of silver surfer. And then we get a brief Recounting how he ended up this shitty situation. He's currently in now at their guardians of the galaxy s and it starts off with like All the heroes who were in attendance. They're kind of falling through this portal through this black hole and silver surfer. He comes up with this idea. He he grabs some of the chains from a cost me. Ghost rider. And he has betty rebuil- some in storm breaker any ties. Those cozma chains around storm breaker. And he tells betty reveal like essentially on his count to He's going to to send them in. A certain direction was is going to leave them out of this black hole and hopefully to place their safer than wherever the fuck they're going now okay and civil surfer comes up with this plan pretty much on the spot and it works and so the art of other heroes are able to be make it somewhere haven't read the continuation of events but i'm pretty sure they ended up okay but silver surfer on the other hand he keeps plummeting and he plummets for eons and eons. Yeah and what happens here that we need something that we need to remember. That at this point plummeting for eons yasser down does a black hole and who knows is taking him..
"silvers" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Twenty five danny dopp He's a kid who wants to take. Pictures allows photography but he lives on his dad's christmas tree farm in nova scotia and his dad is like you gotta do hard work. Stop being silly with your pictures. They going to new york city. The cell the trees every year and danny goes off to look at museums where they have pictures and that really upsets his daft. Dany the sides. I wanna stay right here. In new york city i wanna pursue my passions. And he gets into it with his dad is as like no. Don't be dubbed. And he's like here dumb they fight. There's a scuffle accidentally bose's dad in the face. There's blood and he runs off and does not return a whole year goes by and his dad. Christie hasn't seen his son since last. Christmas doesn't know if he's safe hasn't even heard from aside a postcard and it's time to go back to new york city and he's committed to finding sunny goes back. Every single he goes out of every single evening goes around town to try to find. Danny turns out. Danny's doing just fine. Danny's taken pictures for katherine katherine. Runs this museum. And they've been doing this whole exhibit encouraging new yorkers to look up and find objects in these pictures that are being posted inside the new york times. And there's these silver bells that they've taken a picture of and it's kind of a contest find out where the civil was our call us and you'll you'll wanna you'll win on big big reward. Big big baker award. I think i don't know actual the award. But i think it's big big big. It's a big big one. Kristie starts hanging out with catherine knows kind of catherine through the years of him being in new york and selling christmas trees and start hanging out of bits and she's she knows danny's she knows danny's safe but doesn't say a thing about danny he ends up seeing danny down the street and a hat and he takes off. He's rodney's stop at bar. But a bike hits. Christie is run across the street and loose and loses. Dany catherine sees this all happen in decides. Now's the time to tell the truth after a kiss. Of course they kiss. And then she tells the truth he's mats and leaves katherine and goes and tells danny. Hey listen i need you to go. I need i need to bring your dad so you can stay here in the offices today tonight. Study for your ged. In the morning. I'm going to take you to your dad okay. She falls asleep on the couch. So he he he leaves and he he he gets caught by this big shot business boy. Who's like. Hey there's this guy who's trying to live and to this building. I got a call the cops on him so they're running after him at that same time. There's a christie's cashbox for the trees goes missing. And he thinks someone stores so he reports have missing and But it turns out it was just a sister that took. Its you know whatever no big deal. She was going to give all the money. That danny so danny's running away trying to trying to not get caught by the police. And he gets to this building that he sleeps in every once in a while but the windows locks. We can't get in there so he scales the top to the top of this castle and he ends up falling forty feet down into ice. The cops go back there trying to find them. Can't find them. it's too dark. Is he still in. The ice is he. Dead is dead. i don't i don't let's find out he's in the ho He's he's he's five. He's in the hospital Calving broadmoor hospital and his dad goes to talk to him and he's like listen. I give you my blessing to stay in new york. I'm going to stay here. i'm gonna help you pass the. Ged you gotta have this job. Taking pictures is going to be phenomenal. It's christmas eve. And danny tells his dad where the silver rails are hanging and so he takes catherine the showed her where they are. They care since the snow falls down and that my friends was Silver urns the ring on. it wasn't visible. Oh.
"silvers" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
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"silvers" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"A lot of people think entrepreneurship is really not just wanna make some money so find what you love to do what you're passionate or that and they just go with it right until you get bernau whatever Because if you're passing a snow thing you might get a little tired from time to time whereas his normal. You're always going to want to continue what you do like the business. I'm in brother is so chaotic that nobody in the right mind would do it right. Like me and my constantly director or up until four or five o'clock in the morning and we have a joke called playing the bongos. You've ever seen bongo guide us every night from twelve to five in the morning. And so it's because we love it more passionate about it right so for entrepreneurs looking to To get into business in general i would say just tastes different things until you find allow for landscaping Said earlier it's really for hustlers man hustle and get into it like let's go it's all for you And you don't necessarily need to hire an agency to start by if you you're hustle and sweat equity hustle. It's a bad word A bad rap nowadays. It's really your work ethic right. If you work ethic is is is top tier you can grow pretty decently sized business with your time but once your time is taken up then it becomes a situation my okay. I hired agency to do vessels nydia my ads my content all this for me right See let's kind of allowance saved for people looking like i think you're right that the your mindset and just an amfar into a business sound point then you need to bring in people around you coaches experts just bill. Bill dot community arranger. So i think that's huge soup. If fab people wanted larimore contact you do business with you. What's the best way for them to get in touch with you. yeah so obviously. It's my facebook out there all day every day and was twenty four seven Aiden silvers by you can simply google realistic web design and thus w. h. e. l. as in a wheelchair instinct i s t i c and so the difficulty in spelling is one reason why we're going to be rebranding but yeah give us a google search realistic web design and It'd be pretty five to theater views. We have something over two hundred reviews in the all five star. We don't have a single one Under five star just because satisfaction like customer satisfaction. Our number one priority. We talk about rs pushing a little bit. We we even go the extra mile for some clients that are like just extremely unhappy. We'll give them the product and refund them just because we don't want aid bad energy out there right. Glommed back to the macro bowls of thirty years from now. That's one of the doting for so. I don't want anybody out there. I mean anything bad to say about it. So we'll take care of you also will eat it really nice talking to you. Thank you for sharing your wisdom definitely want to get you back on in the near future your time today. It's my pleasure. Brother able to give some value to people listening. And i would love to do as episodes if she's like awesome agree. Thank you take care. He let it might might pull pure dead brilliant free today and you go some tickets for your business or your personal life. This robot clinkenbeard. Along with david anderson. I would love to get you and your friends to join us in our future journey to crack things before equal listeners. Check our websites commercial. Laskey dot com. You can subscribe you can share with your friends or more importantly check our new sponsor safety con going gonna make your ceo processor meeting as year. You can spend more time. Your next everyone cheers..
"silvers" Discussed on The Commercial Landscaper Podcast
"What would this out company grew like. Yeah so we we service everybody in the. Us across the country we restrict into local Growth is very very interesting question. Because i have go. I have mac mackerel. Goals in micro goals goals for twenty thirty years from now and then i have a bunch of micro goals in the short term that align with that he keep me on track and we have a lot of great exciting exciting things coming as far as our company's future This is the first time that i've ever mentioned it live or to the public. But we're actually going to be rebranding until a new brand identity. I can't really mention anything more than that. But it's super exciting for me. Because i feel like it'll easily take us to the plans that we have in place for easily. Take two million dollar agency over the next twenty four months and the reason what excites me so much. As the more capital that led the work with the more people are going to be able to hire and on board and have a part of the team but also the more capacity. We're going be able to take on. The more people wanted to be able to help so scaling to a level like that is at this point. It seems very realistic for me to me Brave practical not just a pipe dream or whatever right and just very exciting and I i can't wait to share more info about it but maybe we can do a another podcast whenever we launch that a thing is in this through my my skinny out coaching. You know one of the statistics that i tell people that when the four percent of companies that start warhead million dollars. So you know. I think you're definitely don't with your growth today. I mean. I think you're well on track to get out so Yeah i'm definitely excited of your growth. I'm definitely happy to help you. That growth roadmap wherever. I definitely like to to help you. And i definitely agree. I mean let's face it business on. The business and entrepreneurship is very difficult. It's not for everyone. Like i just mentioned before we started the pike is here. You mentioned you sleep four hours a night like you burning the candles at both ends and hustle and man you got the pure sweat equity and that's not for everyone you know A lot of people have big goals. Actions simply don't match invasions and a lot of businesses are going to need to have a partner digital partner like us or coach like yourself to get there otherwise they're not willing to be patient enough to go for ten years and it takes like like i said for me. I've been doing this eight years and something just clicked in the past twelve months. That's killing us up. Rapidly doesn't happen overnight. It takes a very long time and so a lot of people. Just don't have that patience to stay. The course in their their insulin resort in hiring someone like ourselves or even adding a partner or a friend. Be there for you to help. Get you to your goals right. Because i mean we all need a team of a resources to get to these levels that we're talking about. It's very difficult as a solo to do that. I should see that seoul entrepreneurs challenging inch. And i remember how big company so hot you know business. Bonera has a huge team behind me to help me achieve things but it would. I moved into the coaching role. You know when you're trying to trying to grow get new business. Also take care of existing clients Challenging nar credit off the so. So when i when i gordon c my clients. You know one of the things. I talked about this. How do you get a new business. What keeps funnel fu lost some of the websites of social media. And i just get. I get a blank. Stare that glaze look interface an so. Talk me through the the protest that you go through. When you're you're talking to prospects bateaux you bring a new client and the evaluation you do just to see where the with our lead generation. Yeah so there's there's thousands of ways that we approach it really is based on the person in the needs and kind of who they are and what they're willing to accept I i think the most important thing about us in my companies that are agent in our culture focused and so Against the the co or against the standard roy of what agency bill. So a lot of agencies and companies are so hyper focused on getting next sale right alluring. Ten is always a converted. Customer new sale get money come in meetings monthly rational and consumers nowadays on socially year. Especially they can. They can feel the intent of the content or the the ensure. You see it all the time. You're going through something. And i going to do speed. There's like some. hey free offer. Download this dismay. But you know you know during welding just might get you into the funnel since i eventually right and so needs methods of marketing just so Unethical in my opinion works for you. Then great do what you do but with us were were so focused on bringing value for free consistently as much as possible and through doing so you as the consumer will start gang charleston. Us that we know we're talking about and we know how to do it right. And then if you're not what how you say what to do like we. We wanna make want donate deck to give out for free and basically tell everybody. Hey here's how you don't website. Here's how you doing properly with seo etcetera. Here's how you wanna facebook guys years. We need to deal with them. Here's a passing accent and we want to give people the formula and if they don't have time to do it they they know who to hire because we taught them how to do it. The right leg religion in in kind of Distributed to work. Mario is well in the content. They put out as long care application provider. Put out nothing but content that talks about ways to not need to hire you like. Hey if you just do this from april to may you wouldn't need for lives or whatever it is right and the customer. Some of them will do that. And be very grateful for you and recognize you later friends at dinner or whatever it may be but the majority of them when that wants to do it just because time is very crucial and they just don't want to be bothered with it right. They will know that you know what you're talking about. So like as a byproduct of bringing value it leadership to conversions and. Don't get me wrong. There is room for sales and seventy content and Call to actions and by now it's just more so of a follow up after you value So that's that's kind of what i tell people what they're getting when they when they come to. Our strategies is very different from the norm. I it works very well. It works lives. You won't see what triple chip growth in this year But yeah initially are are are kind of method or folks but the offer a wide variety of business development services with most of them being in digital marketing like branding custom websites at the o. Paint adds the google facebook instagram. Social media right social media management We even so kind of separates us from on the digital agencies. As like i mentioned were were nearly of business development company. We'll.
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"A community and a service provider that we can work very well together with I see of disabled. I've a muscular disease called spinal muscular atrophy So there's not a whole lot that i can do in life besides Use a computer and kind of guide in the direction of the digital world l. at a young age so here i am today right off. I'm really excited to you. Drove into the diagnose your disease yes a my disease out. Birth your unit from you know both of your parents have to have the gene or or whatever in their in their system. They don't necessarily have the disease but they had the gene that gives it to their child So and then there's a one in four chance that your child how's it. So i i had to lucky number and my parents had together and then i was the first child So lucky right. But i i was diagnosed it to With my disease. It's very slow progression. So i was normal up until about two. I was walking. And then what. My dad said. He noticed i've started reverting back into That crawling enrollment and you know digressing so he took me there to the hospital and all the doctors for you know period of time and eventually they diagnosed as a spinal muscular atrophy. And so you know. I used to be able to do a lot of things on my own I like playing video games on the console writing holding a book. Whatever feeding myself Over twenty six years time. I'm down to what you see here with my mouses and on the computer right and so if i basically my muscles can not grow Self i stopped doing something or an extended period of time with month or two. I lose that ability right. And so i me being on the computer every day basically allows me to maintain that middle strength. I have at the makes sense. Yeah i mean one of these really impressed me about A week or so ago was your read your determination you know an here you are with a company of. I think you said fifteen people in your team on talking to you but my my armand she mentioned as such so too great to wherever wherever your challenges i mean. If you put your mind to it you can pretty much abc kick-ass and be successful so real huge credit not too far building a great company kicking us there. So yeah yeah beneficiary that and showing believer that adversity is really the the the way they're stepping stone into the greatness. I mean you that. See somebody that super successful. That started in that way. You know they always. They always started somewhere very low. And you know. I i know a lot of people we work with seven figure Landscaping companies and a lot of people in my circle when it's always so interesting to hear them have still ways of like being before. I was thirty five. I went bankrupt the lived in a trailer park. And it's like here. They are now with a seven figure company with eight different crews and it just kinda crazy how life works. I find it actually very difficult for people that are kinda given everything early. Very difficult for them to navigate the waters of life. Because it's kind of like they started backwards. Right now agreed agreed. Wanted to jump into you mentioned being involved in the green end the no. You're at the moment. Landscape tech events in florida last year. So how did you get involved in the green industry. And i new. You also did an article with gonna landscape as well but obviously america's health in such agree industry so tell me a little bit absolutely so I'll give you the short version which is still belong but Being business at the fifth year being business i was really kind of getting tired of servicing a variety of different industries. So we have a dog groomer and barbara in somebody telling here in front or whatever right and so it's very difficult to provide a top tier service when you're not doing something over and over for the same style of service offered building web sites in all different types of industries or businesses. It's very difficult to kind of hone in on the granular difficulties. And fix those. So i decided to. It was time to focus on a niche in. We're still well established in ish focused on that So that was about the fifth year in. I looked into a lot of different initiatives A lot of them were home. Based services like construction plumbing Even did some stuff like printing presses. You name it. And so i was looking into the lawn care industry to and we kinda fell into that We are joined. I joined a group on. Facebook called lawn. Life shall not to them and A great people in there and start sharing someone working and back then. I was doing things for really really low rates just two foot in the door and and kind of get the word out about me. It gets recognition In that slowly. Took off to your time and i think i've mentioned this to you previous call. But until the nineteen we hit Ninety thousand gross revenue which was like breaking for us because every year prior was forty thousand. Fifty salih were super still and then in twenty twenty. A about a quarter million and gross revenue. Which is tripling our previous record breaking. Revenues us being able to solidify ourselves in the niche and then scale from their allowed us to hyper focus on the service right but also very rapidly Find solutions for problems that we were able to diagnose because let's face it. We're pretty landscaping websites. Obviously we women's be unique but landscaping is landscaping. So i've been able to me. My team have been able to understand like the ins and outs of the landscaping business. Joke team all the time. Like if i wanted to i can start a landscaping business. Have all the experience and knowledge and someone of the strategies that everybody's using picked up on it really quick right so i had that experience and knowledge of what's involved in your business which allows him for myself in your shoes and really do what i do best winter strategy and so i didn't answer the rest of your question by the album on life really was a big Roy bluer up and give us a lot of attention. i went to ge in nineteen met some really great people. When there's peop- persons was a stephen warner from somebody He introduced me to lawn and landscape and actually paid for my trip in my tickets to go there with him. Some we went there and spent the weekend together. mess some other roy. Great people and Yeah i got published an article in lung landscape which is super exciting. This is all very new to me. So i'm just taking it as it comes. You know but super grateful to be in the industry and being able to help. People grow the businesses to addiction for me. So awesome also watched What does the future look like. I mean we think you'll be an you know two three four years meeting other higher when your client sprayed is like whether it's through the whole of the us being the east coast. But.