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A highlight from How To Turn Your STRESS Into SUCCESS! (Part 2)
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Welcome back. This is day two. We're talking about how to turn your stress into success. And as you've learned, hopefully from yesterday, a lot of this has to do with your making the decision to actually get in control of all the head junk that's floating around in your head. If you didn't listen to yesterday's podcast, please do go back and listen to the podcast again, especially with regards to the brain dump. Indeed. That's such a great technique. You guys should all do it virtually every day. You're going to feel a lot better. So we're going to start with point number five because we did one through four yesterday. What to keep and what to let go of when you're getting back into control, how to turn your stress into success. Let me relabel this one and then we can read specifics. So one of the things again that we've been advocates of for decades are, it's called basically having media free life. And you can start out by having a media free morning, but really at the end of the day, you should do everything in your power to purge from your mind anything that's going to have an adversarial influence on your mindset. And a lot of that's going to come from the things that you choose to passively allow into your head. Now, it's interesting. When Julie and I originally started talking about having a media free life, let alone media free morning, people would take offense to it because they thought it was almost like their, I don't even know what their obligation to watch the news kind of like they had to watch it every day. It was almost like brushing their teeth. And people really would struggle with the idea of not ever consuming any media. But now I don't think people feel like that because I think what's happened over the last really maybe 36 to 48 months is people have realized almost all of the media is designed to essentially cause a reaction within your lizard brain that is going to not necessarily be putting you in a mental emotional state that you want to be in. And really it's I think at this point proven that a lot of them, especially mainstream media, it doesn't matter if you're blue or if you're red, it does not matter. A lot of it really is just propagandized garbage. So talking people into being media free now is a lot easier than it used to be. Now what's replaced it though is a lot of you guys are spending way too much time on social. So being media free, if you're just taking what you're picking up from cable news before and now you're filling your mind with all these really off the hinge websites and things like that, you've actually put yourself in a worse position. So one of the, again, things that you all should be considering doing is having completely media free lives. Literally purge all forms of media except for this podcast from your life. Well podcasts actually are I think very good because you can prune the content and of course obviously you can slide off one side or the other and you know, but you can curate what you're putting into your brain far easier than just turning the TV on and just, you know, being passive and you know, zoning out for whatever it's going to feed to you. And I think that it's, you know, I am with you on the media free a hundred percent, but knowing that they're going to naturally be on it now and then, you know, that brings us to this point of what should you, you know, to, to a large extent, take a break, go media free. You're going to feel a lot more peaceful because it has gotten to be very aggressive and contentious. Well, what a lot of people will realize is when you do go media free and you should just test this just for the sake of your own, I think, you know, intellect, go media free just in the morning or just in the afternoon, like afternoon today. Don't listen to any, you know, don't input anything that's going to cause you to feel a certain way that you're not in control of. And by the way, that is a really good, I think, introspective technique you can all use as whether or not something's good for you or bad for you, frankly, after you've listened to something or you've read something or just even talked to somebody, monitor how you feel. How do you feel inside? Do you feel happy, jubilant? Do you feel optimistic, excited? Do you feel, you know, love? Do you feel friendship or do you feel fear? Do you feel loathing? Do you feel defeat? Do you feel like monitor how you're feeling? What is the dominant emotions that you have after listening to today's podcast? What are the dominant emotions you have after listening to CNN or Fox News or whatever it is, right? And notice that what, for the most part, you feel when you're consuming media, especially if stuff's not good for you, you feel like the world is against you. You feel like there's a, you know, there's us and then there's them. You feel tribal. You feel maybe even superior, oh, you know, I listen to CNN so we think this way versus all those other people think that way and of course it's true on the other side as well. So just monitor how those things have psychologically evolved to manipulate you and the result of the manipulation is you frankly lose control of your mindset but your world gets smaller and smaller and smaller because eventually what's going to happen is you're only going to feel comfortable around other people that think and feel exactly like you do and at that point you're just living under a bridge. Well, you've got to make room in your brain for the good stuff, right? And so when you go, you know, you've listened to, you've watched whatever, something and it does make you feel yucky, guess what? You have control. Delete that app. Don't go back to it. If you, if you're watching like your news apps or whatever and you feel really horrible after reading something, sometimes it's not even that it was bad, it was just wasting your time. It was about nothing. I know. Right. So, so that's ultimately just monitor how you feel and then notice that when you go media free in the morning, for example, you know, I would like you guys to completely jump off the deep end and go media free period, but you will notice that you will go through forms withdrawal. of And I mean that in the literal sense. Now fortunately it's easy to get easier to get off media than it is, you know, getting off caffeine or something, you know, especially for somebody like me, not that we'd know because we're never going to try. I mean, why would someone get off caffeine? That makes no sense. That's like getting off oxygen. I know. Anyway, so wrong. Yeah. So anyway, when you go media free, what you're going to feel is you'll actually feel honest to God feelings of withdrawal and it manifests as a sense of lack of control. Oh my gosh, what is something going to happen? I'm going to miss out on the news. I'm not going to know what's going on. You actually start to feel this sort of literal feelings of withdrawal that comes from you're not getting that constant dopamine hit from really knowing the latest, greatest of everything is going on. All the news crawls and all the, you know, breaking news and all that stuff, it's all designed to trigger a little emotional response in your head. Somewhat like frankly, a lot of other things that people consume online, porn has that same effect. It releases a tiny little hit of dopamine and it causes you to feel a certain way for it. You get a little bit of a high from it. That's all that crap is. It's all designed to essentially start. Now you get, Oh, I want more of that feeling. So now I'm going to go and watch Fox news. I'm going to go to this website that's going to tell me that, you know, the human eating aliens are about to land, whatever it is, doom scrolling, doom scrolling, right? That is what people do. And you got to break free of that because you can't break free of that, or you can't be free of that until you break free of that. And when you do nature, it hoards a vacuum. In other words, once you are purging that stuff from your life, you will all of a sudden after you go through the withdrawal, it is real. I promise you after you go through the withdrawal, then all of a sudden you're going to start to feel lighthearted. You're going to, you're going to stop feeling divisive towards other people. You're not going to start seeing us in them. You're not going to, you're going to start feeling completely different. You're going to go back to your baseline, which for most of you are really good, nice, honest, loving, you know, people, not what the media wants us to all feel like. And look, look at the constant battle that seems to be happening socially right now in the United States and other places in the world as well. Don't you think the media, I don't think they created it. I don't. I think what they're doing is just parroting back to people what they're clicking on. Oh, they clicked on the fact that there's this, you know, horrible locust invasion that's happening in the Midwest or whatever. Well, people must want to read about horrible locusts with their big, you know, beady red eyes. Boom. You're seeing nothing. Let's give them more of that. Exactly. So the media is not, you know, creating the horrible red locusts. The locusts are there, but they're seeing that people want to read or see more information on that. Thus, that's what they're feeding you more of. People don't click on or read positive news. That's the reason. You try to find, try to find a story today anywhere that's going to be positive. And the reason that the media doesn't produce, and even, you know, amateur media people, they don't do positive because people don't click on it, because people don't view it, because people don't consume it. Why? Because you don't get that little dopamine hit. You only get it when you get the fear -based thing gets triggered in your head that comes from the bad news. So don't be surprised when you choose to go media -free, that you go through withdrawal. Don't be surprised after you've gone through that, maybe a week, maybe two weeks, that you're feeling this incredible feeling of relief, because that is how you'll feel if you give yourself the opportunity to get there. And then, what do you fill that? You fill that with the proactive lead generation and the other things that you should be doing to make yourself better, to improve the lives of your family and your loved ones, and obviously, to make a contribution to the people who choose to use you as a real estate professional. So that brings us to point number six, lead with proactive lead generation. You might be wondering, now that you've broken up with the media, what are you going to do with all of your time, right? So lead with proactive lead generation every day. You are either self -employed or self -unemployed based on the actions that you take. The things that agents avoid the most are the same things that are the most efficient and the most profitable. Proactive lead generation is your number one job, because without it, nothing else happens. You'll have leads to follow up on, no presentations, no deals to negotiate, and no closings. So remember that the answer to all stress in real estate is, take a new listing. Do it immediately. Your financial, emotional, and spiritual well -being all depend on this when you are earning your living in this business. All good things come from listings. And I can tell you, coaching call after coaching call, where today's call, the agent was kind of in this zone, stressed and maybe a little disorganized, feeling out of control. And guess what happens? In the next couple of days, they take a new listing. Next coaching call, it's like you're talking to a different human. Well, people need three things, right? People need someone to love, something to look forward to, and something to do that gives your life a sense of purpose. Those are the three fundamental things that it takes to have a happy, balanced life. I'll be even using the word balanced with air quotes. Someone to love, ideally they love you as well, right? Something to do that gives your life a sense of purpose, and something to look forward to. If you have those three things going on, and you can manifest all those things, it's not difficult. Discovering a sense of purpose, your sense of purpose is obviously your family and learning to be an amazing real estate practitioner. Something to look forward to, something to look forward to as a result of you helping other people through your real estate services and the money that you have as a result. And obviously your family is going to benefit from that as well, or maybe it's your dog that's someone you love. Dogs are great too. You guys get it? Stop making it so complicated. Go back to the essentially core principles of really what real estate is all about. It's not complicated to be very successful in real estate. Doesn't require all these multi -level, billions -level step systems and all the rest of it. It just comes down to five core activities. Proactive lead generation, pre -qualifying, presenting, negotiating, and then obviously closing, and then lead follow -up, right? That's six, but you do those things at a high level, you will have unlimited, unending levels of success, not just in your business, but in your personal life. If you believe that becoming more successful in your business won't make other aspects of your life more successful as well, I need you to shed those thoughts, because here's an interesting little challenge that some of you might have. If you have got caught into the, and again, this is going back to the point number six with regards to the media, but if you've got caught into this sort of never -ending loop of negativity, and you have actually convinced yourself that tomorrow is not going to be better than today, you're actually going to lock in and ensure that tomorrow is not going to be better than today, because you're not going to do the things today that would actually make tomorrow better. What do I mean? Julie's last point. Proactive lead generation. Julie, why would I go and proactively lead generate? Why would I go and do this? Why would I go and do that if tomorrow is going to be the alien invasion? I'm trying to make you guys laugh, but I want you to realize the fragility of all of our mindsets, especially if we're allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed with negativity. When you purge the negativity, and all of a sudden you start replacing that time, energy, and sort of the mindset that's been wasted on the negativity, and you start doing the things that are actually going to ensure or lock in that tomorrow is going to be better than today, there's a compounding effect to it that is, I think it's a law of nature, basically. Probably. But it is all within your control. I think that's what it gets down to. So we're talking about the next point. This is a big black hole right now. Stop pursuing less than motivated or nonresponsive, with air quotes, leads. Let them go. If you've been doing a good job with your lead follow -up before you lost control of your schedule, remember we're talking about turning your stress into success here, and those leads just aren't responding, chances are they are not real leads anyway. Now let's demonstrate that. Real buyers are responsive. They call you as soon as they see the right house, or when you sent them the right house. They update you about their financing. They send you listings they've seen. Well we have a list of things that you guys should be using before you actually consider working with a buyer. It's all part of the buyer prequalification script. It's all part of the process. A buyer isn't just somebody that says, I want to buy a house. They actually have, before you give any of your life energy, which you do not get back, your time, which you do not get back, you have to make sure that they are prequalified. Julie gave you an overview. All of the scripts are going to give you answers to all the questions, and once all the questions are answered, then you'll know whether you have a buyer. Because the real challenge with buyers, guys, is they never actually have to buy. And if you're spending all of your time, to Julie's point, working with buyers, even buyers that are really motivated, oftentimes what will happen is they'll demotivate themselves because guess what? They just read something on the news that scares the crap out of them, and now they're deciding to take some time off from buying a house. Are they just ghosts, Jill? Or are they something, something, something? So there's no such thing as a buyer that has to transact. So when Julie and I lean into hoping you guys are going to learn to be listing agents, it's because there are lots of examples of sellers that absolutely positively have to sell. Now that said, real sellers are also responsive. How do you know? They're following, they're answering your questions from your prequalification script. They're responsive. They're easy to schedule a listing appointment with. They're cleaning. They're packing. They're staging their home. They're doing the things that sellers do. If your leads are not acting like real sellers, they're probably not ready to transact. Just say next. But not until you've actually used the seller prequalification script. Now here's the thing. This is an especially hard lesson for new or newer agents who haven't had the experience to know the difference between real buyers, real sellers. Whether you're new, newer, or experienced, using the buyer and seller prequal scripts will cure that issue. Brian Tracy said, your greatest asset is your earning ability, and your greatest resource is your time. So in order to know who you should be spending your time with, you have to ask those questions and actually get the answers. If they're not answering you, they're not calling you back. They're not acting like real buyers and real sellers do. But sellers are very easy. Sellers are way easier to know. Right, because a buyer's motivation to buy, a buyer can always stay put. They can always stay renting. They can always extend their lease. They can always do a room addition, all those types of things. But when a seller, when you're using a prequalification script, you'll know their time frame, you'll know their motivation, and so sellers have to sell. They have to sell because they are closing on another house and they need the equity out of their current one. They are getting relocated to another part of the country and they need to sell their existing house. They bought the house as a VRBO and now it's not cash flowing, they need to get rid of it for whatever reason, right? All these types of things. So they maybe have to sell the house because it's a probate listing or maybe it's a financial reason. Much more specific. And there are examples. So when does this house have to be sold by? With sellers, there's going to be a date if they're a truly motivated seller. The ones that, well, if pigs fly, you know, when pigs fly, then if I can get my price, okay, Mr. Seller, so if the home doesn't sell for the price that you're thinking about, what is your plan B? Well, we'll just take it off the market and we'll try again next year. Not motivated seller. Now you can still dig down and ask more questions and find out, well, so just so that I'm clear when this home sells, Mr. Seller, where are you going next? Oh, well, we already closed on the house in Florida and we're planning on moving there in 60 days. Okay, hold on. So you just gave me a bunch of wishy -washy motivation and now you're telling me you actually have a house you want to move to? And I mean, that's why you have the script though, because most agents, if they ask the first question, that's the only thing they ask, then they declare that that person is not that motivated. They haven't drilled down to the point to find out what's really going on with them. Same thing with price. You know, a lot of times sellers will say, well, if I don't get my price, what if their price is realistic? What if that's completely fine? You drill down more. And yes, they do have actual motivation. And don't find out the seller's motivation over time. I'll find out what the real motivation, some questions after I waste months with them. No, find out on the first contact or maybe the second contact, ask the prequalification prequalifying questions, and then find out what the heck is going on in their lives. Because here, I'll tell you guys a little secret, which anyone who's listed real estate before knows this. When you know the seller's timeframe, when you know what their actual motivation is, at that point, you basically have the answers to all the questions, right? If you know that they have to sell within the next 90 days, that's the only thing that truly matters, because they have to sell the house. You guys get it? Which means you have to take the listing. Which you have to take the listing, which is what we teach you how to do. So keep these things in mind. It does come down to that. Isn't that funny? But here, I'm going to do a little mindset check. See, I'm tricking you guys back into thinking about that. How do you feel right now? You probably feel excited because you're realizing, Julie and I are not asking you to do things that are very complicated. You're realizing that, hey, I can read a script. I can ask questions. Yes, it would actually greatly benefit you to do so. Yes, and you're now feeling optimistic, and you're feeling excited, and you're thinking you're going to go do these things. Yes, you are. You see, the form of media, the things that you allow in your mind and your heart and your soul really, truly do matter. Next point, Julie. Okay, our last point for today, we're talking about how to turn stress into success. What should you keep? What should you dump? Well, guess what? Number eight, your fitness and nutrition routine cannot suffer when you're busy. Change it instead of skipping it. If you can't find time in your normal work to do your normal workout at the gym, replace it with a Saturday morning workout or a nighttime yoga class or something where you're not just deleting. Don't delete. Just modify. You need your energy, and it's a great place to find new leads. It's also a great way to work off that stress. So bonus point. What are you going to do about this? We've talked about scripts. We've talked about schedule. We've talked about being supported by people who believe in you. That would be our Harris certified coaches. So go ahead. You know you want to. Join Premier Coaching today. You can go to premiercoaching .com, and we will help you every day to achieve your goals with less stress, more focus, and give you the support you deserve. If you guys are looking for a tribe to associate with, associate with a tribe that's going to be all focused on the betterment of themselves and also the people in which they choose to do business with and those who choose to do business with them. In other words, be part of the movement that is Premier Coaching, because Premier Coaching is going to be the thing that's going to give you. It's a tug of war at the end of the day, right? If you think about this, it really is a tug of war. It's the old you versus the new you. If a lot of things are pulling on the side of the rope to keep you the same or to even make it so that your life tomorrow will be worse than your life today, admit it. It's true. You're constantly surrounded by negativity. You need a lot of people on the other side of that rope pulling. That's what Premier Coaching is going to be. It's not just Julie and I. It's all of our grey hair certified coaches. It's all the people that you're going to discover when you join Premier Coaching. Those people are pulling on the other side of the rope and oftentimes pulling you harder than you're able to pull yourself towards the negative side. We're going to pull you and provided that you eventually get to the right side of the rope and start pulling in the direction that you claim you want to go, provided you get there eventually, you're going to do fantastic and your tomorrow will be better than today and your next year will be better than any of your previous years. And guess what? Here's the, I think what a lot of you need to wrap your minds around. You will realize that you are in the right place at the right time. By the way, you always have been in the right place at the right time, but now it's just time for you to realize yourself as the best version of yourself as a real estate professional. That's what we're all about. That's what we're here to do. So guys, scroll down the notes from today's show. We actually talked about a thousand times more stuff than were in Julie's notes, but scroll down and then you guys will see the notes and also you can click the link to join premier coaching. In the meantime, thank you for keeping this number one, listen to daily podcasts for real estate professionals, at least the United States. This podcast is downloaded and listened to every month between YouTube and between iTunes and all the other things. It's like, I don't even, I'm, I'd have to account, but it's probably, I know we have downloads alone around 300 ,000 downloads per month. We have another, say 40 to 50, just straight up listens or streams. And then on YouTube, I have to go look, but our typical YouTube is getting listened or rather watched and listened to, I'd say seven to 17 ,000 times. So add all that up. So the podcast is probably getting consumed every month by a million different times, you know, and how many of you are doing something with all this information? It would be the fulfillment of Julian's mission on this planet if all of you were. So please do something with this. In the meantime, you guys have a fantastic day. We'll talk with you on the show tomorrow. This podcast is a part of the C -suite radio network. For more top business podcasts, visit c -suiteradio .com.
A highlight from Ep383: Best Morning Habits Podcasters Should Practice - Ahna Fulmer
"Podcasting would be a good option. And interestingly, it combined a skill that I didn't realize I'd been honing, which was interviewing an interesting element of interviewing as well as podcasting. This goes into the next question, but what makes a successful one? And it is learning the art of asking better questions. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And we're with Ana Fomer today, who is a client and a friend and somebody that inspires me. And I think you'll also find yourself a little bit inspired at the end of the podcast. She's got a show, obviously, or else how could we help her? And it is called, I said it wrong earlier. I said, I don't know what I said, but it was not right. It's imperfectly empowered, imperfectly empowered. I love it. And you also are doing something new in your business. It's kind of recent and it's about waking up early and having a morning routine. I think I would like to hear a little bit about, and maybe the listener would, what's important about a morning routine and why did you pick those two things? Yeah, I think one of the first things that's important to clarify is that waking up early is not natural for about 50 % of the population. And I happen to be one of those 50%. And I was, it was about four or five years ago in 2018, I was a busy working mom. I had three kids. My youngest was one and I was a dual certified nurse practitioner working in emergency medicine at the time. I was also the assistant medical director for two stroke programs that I helped create from the ground up. On top of that, we were renovating houses. We were in our second fixer upper at that time. That was like a side hustle for my husband and I. And on top of that, I had just started a home DIY decor blog just for fun because I didn't have enough going on. But it was at that point that a lot of us reach as moms where I desperately needed time for me. I was sick of waking up every morning, rushed and feeling like I was starting stressed and behind before I even got going for the day. And so I decided I was going to start an early morning routine because it was the only time I could find quiet. So I hustled to make this happen. And I fought this news button for about two years and really reprogrammed my biology to fall in love with the early morning quiet. And I fell in love with it so much and realized how many other women desperately want the same thing. But when it's not natural, it's incredibly difficult. And there's no program out there teaching you how to become an early morning person ultimately. So as a health and fitness coach, I ended up leaving bedside medicine and my online presence as a blogger actually turned into a virtual health and fitness professional, which is really neat. Now I help people prevent disease instead of treat disease, which is exciting. But what happened is I realized there was this gap for many of us as women in the health and fitness space because we go hard for six weeks and we transform our life for six weeks. But it's sort of like a bandaid on a gaping wound because we haven't created a habit of life change. And not that that six weeks wasn't important, but what we need is we need another program to partner with those fitness and nutrition programs who are able to also teach people how to create a habit to help sustain and offload some of the stress during our day so that we can really focus on nutritional changes, which is a full -time job for any of you. Adam, you've certainly undergone a lot of health transformation. You know, I mean, tracking macros in and of itself is like a full -time job. So the bottom line is we are in the process of creating this premier virtual program for busy women to learn how to become an early morning riser, establish a routine they can sustain that starts with being not doing. We don't get up earlier to hustle harder and do more. We're trying to press pause and actually be still and renew our hearts and minds in the calm of the quiet. And then we get a time efficient, effective workout done before our kids wake up. So that is early morning habit. If that's not cool enough, we are also an adoption fundraising program. My passion is to help women really manifest the sense that you are worth investing in because you have the power to impact the world because you've been made in the image of God and that alone makes you enough finding your value, not in what you say or do, but in the God that created you and really tapping into that to manifest this idea that you have the power to change the world. The small choices that you make for yourself have a massive impact. So when women successfully complete the program on the app, my company gives them back a significant portion of the money they paid for the program to give forward to an enrolled and adopting mom. Who's raising funds through life song for orphans. We are also adopting. So this is another heartbeat of mine. So anyways, there's a lot going on behind the scenes over here, but early morning habit, we're ready to change women's lives and bring more children home to their forever families. I like it. I have a question on the 50%. You mentioned that there's about half of us who it's not natural for us to wake up early. It's not normal. It shouldn't be normal maybe for us to wake up early. It's not our in our body, but that we can fix it. Is that part's true, right? And you fixed it. I'm living proof of that. Yes. What I'm curious about is who is your 50 % that it's not natural for or is it anybody? It's absolutely anybody. And to be clear in early morning routine is beneficial, whether you are a man or a woman, it's just my avatar specifically for this program. We are really honing in on busy women. And what I have found is it tends to be moms who recognize the need for an early morning routine. And this would have been true of me as well. It wasn't until I had kids. I mean, we think we're busy before kids. And then you have kids and suddenly you realize your time is no longer your own. And so you have to create time. And as there's only 24 hours in a day for most of us women as moms that tends to be before our kids wake up, if we want to maintain our sanity, not to mention our health. So my perfect avatar for early morning habit is really busy women. And a familiar business adage is you are best positioned to serve the person you once were. And so for me, that is I think I'm quoting Rory Vaden. He might have been quoting somebody else I don't even know. But for me, that was the busy Christian mom who wanted to start her day grounded in the truth of God's word, and then wanted to pound out a workout. But I knew I needed to start being still because I was constantly surrounded by chaos and noise of society, my own family, the own expectations I put on myself. So busy Christian moms is the very hyper -targeted audience, but it's really, it's just busy women. Any busy woman benefits from this, whether you're an early morning riser by nature or not, to answer that part. Okay, perfect. I was going to ask again, but no, perfect. So in the two big parts are reading the scripture and getting a workout in. So I've got this friend, he wrote a book about early morning, Hal Elrod. He's got this thing called Savers, and I think that must be like six things to do in the morning. Why do you pick those two? And is there anything else that you might think of adding on to it? It's a great question. And it's an interesting dynamic that a man would create six things to do, and a woman is going to create two. And I'll tell you why I think that's an important thing to highlight is one of the issues we frequently face as women is simply that it's the to -do list. We are constantly exhausted by our to -do lists, and we also feel the pressure in our society, as well as from ourselves, to do more, to hustle harder, and ultimately to be more. We think that we need to prove ourselves and our home or outside of our homes in order to reach a standard of success, however we're defining that. Our family is well put together and our kids are thriving. Maybe that's our definition. Maybe it's financial. Maybe it's the professional goals. But the problem is we are constantly moving, and the reality is, scientifically speaking, socially speaking, all five elements of our health, there are ways to prove that one of the best things we can do ourselves is to actually be still, practice the art of being still. So when we teach our community how to start their day being, not doing, we are specifically honing in on three things. Truth, or God's word, prayer, some people might practice meditation, and then gratitude. And there is a scientifically proven concept called emotionally intelligent gratitude practice, and that is what we teach our community how to implement. Whether you are somebody who prays or doesn't, emotionally intelligent gratitude can change every single aspect of your health and ultimately your life. So between that and a workout, I want women to be able to create a habit they can sustain, and if you go much beyond two things in the morning, I'm already peaced out because I'm looking at my to -do list, and I need it simple and sustainable. I love the simply part. I have a question, emotionally intelligent gratitude. In 2018, it was December of 18, I was overstressed, overworked, trying to do too much, and wasn't making all the best choices, wasn't working out enough, and that's where the health journey that you mentioned earlier came, but it was more like a life journey. There was a lot that changed, not snapping at the kids as much. But it started with something called gratitude. Now I didn't have you in my corner at that time, so I didn't know what emotionally intelligent gratitude was. What I would do is, when I'd wake up, I would try to express some gratitude before I got out of bed. When I went to bed, I tried to close my eyes and express some gratitude before I slept, and almost any time that I got overstressed, things were just compounding on me, and I wasn't sure what to do, and I was thinking about how stressful it was. I was thinking about how bad it was. Then I would have to re -hone during the day a few times and just, I guess, talk about my many blessings, because all of us have so many blessings. We just got to think about them, like the relationship with our kids, the relationship with our sweetheart, the air that we have to breathe, the roof over our heads, etc. So I would, when it was hardest to feel gratitude in my busiest of times, I would also just take a moment to try to close my eyes or even open them and think about what I'm grateful for. It ended up making a humongous impact on who I am as a person, and I still try to do it. Not as much, to be honest. I wish I did. I should. I should definitely get back to doing it more often every morning, every night, and any time I'm stressed. But I don't know what emotionally intelligent gratitude would mean if I was even close to it or not. What would you say to a listener who heard that and doesn't know what it means? Yeah, so I should also clarify emotionally intelligent gratitude practice is a concept that I have created, so this is proprietary to my program, but why I have clarified something, and I've taken gratitude practice and, one, infused a lot more science into the actual practice, so there's more intention to it, but one of the concerns with gratitude practice that I see for a lot of us is that it starts to border on good vibes only, and anyone who's listened to my podcast knows I am not a fan of that concept. The good vibes only concept is detrimental because what it is subconsciously telling us to do is to keep hustling harder and ignoring the stress, ignoring the fact that we're an absolute mess, ignoring the fact that our family is not perfect, that we actually feel terrible, we're anxious, we're stressed, so good vibes only is almost this concept of just ignore the bad, we're only going to focus on the good, and that's not true for everyone practicing gratitude, but it is very, very easy to start to lean to that corner of gratitude as though it is simply only focusing on the good in our life because, if we're honest, we are terrified of acknowledging the fact that we're actually a hot mess. Clearly not the corner I stand in as my podcast is quite literally titled Imperfectly Empowered, I'm all about the concept of embracing the mess, so where we incorporate emotionally intelligent gratitude practice is that in the actual practice of gratitude, before we are even diving into the very specific things that we are grateful for, we are first improving our emotional intelligence. Intellectual intelligence, we're familiar with IQs. It is something that, for the most part, cannot be developed. You have a naturally given IQ. Obviously, circumstances can depress somebody's ability to fully live out or up to that IQ potential, but typically speaking, it does not change. Emotional intelligence is something that can be grown, developed, and worked on, and it has three components. It is number one, being able to identify emotions, and this is where something as simple as an emotions wheel comes in. If you have a kid who struggles with behavioral issues or emotions, I have one of those kids, these emotion wheels come into play because you see like the little happy, do you feel happy, do you feel sad, or there's like these wheels that I like that have all kinds of emotions described on them, which is really helpful because half the time we don't even know how to put the words to what we feel. You're like, I don't know, sad, or it might be more specific than that. So number one, emotional intelligence includes being able to identify what you're feeling, but number two is being able to communicate what you're feeling, which is an entirely different concept. So number one, being able to identify, number two, being able to then communicate that, which is called emotional literacy, and then number three, this is truly where gratitude comes into play, being able to convert uncomfortable emotions, the emotions that we try to suppress and ignore and push down, being able to embrace them, and then convert them into a positive or more comfortable experience. That is the most difficult part of emotional intelligence. But it is also where gratitude comes in. Because what it's saying is basically it's me sitting at the restaurant and feeling really frustrated because my kids have effectively turned the table into a playground.
A highlight from 129 - Gardeners Never Retire: Overcoming Challenges in Your Senior Years - Duane Pancoast
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to the Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. In this episode, we talk about adapting to various gardening challenges. We explore making tough decisions in gardening throughout the latter seasons of life. Also, having the best attitude toward tough decisions. Mobility restrictions began taking a toll on 84 -year -old Dwayne Pankost. His gardening abilities were changing, but not his knowledge. He began sharing his and other senior gardener's experiences in his blog, The Geriatric Gardener, in February of 2017. After posting bi -monthly adaptive gardening stories, Dwayne decided to compile the best of his post into a self -published book, The Geriatric Gardener. Dwayne feels having the garden information at your fingertips is a benefit for every senior gardener. Dwayne continues to work in the family marketing communication business, which he started in 1985. The firm serves tree, landscape, and lawn care businesses. This has been episode 129, Gardeners Never Retire, Overcoming the Challenges in Your Senior Years, with Dwayne Pankost. Dwayne, why did you decide not to give up on gardening? I didn't really decide to give up on gardening. Old Edge crept up on me. One day when I couldn't get up from kneeling, I decided I was going to have to garden a bit differently. I thus started my second career preaching about adaptive gardening. What is it about gardening that keeps you wanting to go with it, no matter what age you are? I like plants, and plants seem to like me. When I could no longer do outside work, I was fortunate enough to have a mature, mostly woody plant landscape at my home, which I was able to hire out the maintenance work. So, I've concentrated on indoor gardening, especially tillandsia air plants, because they're fun, they're curious, they're easy to maintain. I have about 30 of them, and another 30 of regular soil and pot plants. Would you explain what adaptive gardening is, and how it differs from traditional gardening practices? Sure. Adaptive gardening is simply adapting your garden and your gardening to your changing physical conditions. If your knees hurt, you have to find a way to garden without kneeling, with raised beds, containers. I'm particularly fond of elevated beds, because I like to garden sitting down, and there's a place to put your legs underneath elevated beds. How does adaptive gardening contribute to the well -being and mental health of individuals facing physical limitations or health challenges? As you grow older, your knees wear out, your back wears out, your shoulders wear out, and Adaptive gardening is simply finding ways in which you can continue gardening with minimum pain, minimum disturbance to your health. It may start with just a pair of strap -on knee pads, and then it may go to getting one of these kneelers that you tip it over and it becomes a seat, or one of the other gardening seats that are available online or at some garden stores and home centers, and then going to raise beds, elevated beds and containers, eventually, perhaps concentrating on your indoor gardening. Do you find that it keeps promoting an independent spirit and self -sufficiency by continuing to garden? Oh, it sure does. Some people retire and all they do is sit in front of the television, and they're dead in six months. I'll be 85 in November, so I figure I can thank gardening for some of that longevity because it keeps me busy. I can get up in the morning, and I know I've got something productive to do. How I do it or how anybody does it is adapting is a matter of time management, only working blocks that are comfortable for you, maybe 20 minutes or maybe a half hour, and then take a rest break. If you're working outside, go into a shady spot. I used to go into my garage and sit and watch people walk their dogs up and down the street. Well, while you're there, always have a cooler of nice cold water and drink plenty of it because staying hydrated is very important to your well -being. Dehydration is one of the major causes of falls because people can get lightheaded and their balance goes crazy when they are dehydrated. Falling is one of the things you don't want to do out in the garden. I didn't realize that. I didn't know that dehydration led to dizziness. A doctor told me that I could always tell when I was dehydrated because my balance went wonky. I drank enough water and an hour or so, it was back to normal. Would you tell us about some of the decisions you had to make in your latter years? You said you're 85, but what are some of the decisions you faced going through that time period? First of all was downsizing and this can be a trauma for some people. I thought it was going to be for my late wife because she liked our house and I didn't like our house because it was a money pit from the day we moved in. It was a half -acre lot with a two -story colonial on it. It was great for raising our four sons because they had plenty of grass to play ball and do kid stuff. When walking the stairs became difficult for both of us, she was the one who decided, I think we ought to downsize. So we built a house that is about the same size as a two -story, but one story on a quarter -acre lot. One of the things I tell people, if you're going to downsize, bring something from your old garden with you. Dig up some plants that you especially liked in your old garden that may have a story. That goes with it or something with the family. I happened to bring a ginkgo tree. It was about four or five inches caliper and 15 or 20 feet tall. I didn't just dig it up and put it in the back seat of the car and bring it over. I had a client who had a big tree spade and he moved it for me. Downsizing is the first decision. I used to do my grass. I timed it, not by the clock. I did the back and one side, and then I would sit down and rest for 20 minutes or so, drink a bottle of water. Then I'd go out and do the front and the other side, and then sit down for a while before I'd go on to the next gardening job. I was convinced at a certain point that I ought to hire a lawn cutting service, which I did. When I found that I couldn't get up from a kneeling position, that's when I hired the lawn care service to also do things like weeding and trimming my shrubs. I have a tree and landscape client. He does stuff like the heavy pruning, any tree climbing, because he has a pre -care division. It wasn't a matter of whether I was going to quit gardening or not quit gardening. It was a matter of how I was going to do the gardening and still have a relatively painless life. This was at the old house. No, the new house. You were cutting the grass at your new house? Yeah. Oh, okay. Well, you talked about the pain. What do you suggest to continue gardening when your knees do start causing you trouble? I suggest, first of all, anybody of any age, go get a pair of strap -on knee pads. A lot of gardeners get the cheapest ones, and they complain that the strap goes around the bend of the knee, go to the next quality up, and it'll have a strap that goes above the knee bend and another strap that goes below it. Look into one of these kneelers or combination kneeler bench or something to sit on. If you're younger, use the knee pads to help prevent or put off the knee problems. Knees, for some reason, they just calcify. You get arthritis. I asked my orthopedic doctor, what causes it? He said, wear it out. I said to him, maybe it's too much genuflecting in church. And without missing a beat, he said, well, come on over to the Episcopal Church. We don't do that.
CBO, GAO, OMB Agencies All Warned About Controlling Our Spending
"Grave from statement a federal agency or agencies I've ever seen up and so it's CNN MSNBC the other Democrats or their surrogates on the websites and all the rest when they discuss this issue they'll talk to you about or they're gonna be about childcare first of all that's our responsibility now childcare I don't person has a child should they care for the child should they have some responsibility now it's the state's this responsibility is what Mises meant when he says we all sound like Marxist now what's gonna happen to my child care I is that how your grandmother raised your mother or your father that it's somebody else's responsible including the government to help raise your children Mises is right so many people do sound like Marxist now some what we have coming up is this shutdown and I think really the the republicans at least most are really getting strong footing now they're tying this immigration and they're tying this to the Democrats spending don't the Democrats want secure to the border because nothing they're proposing will don't they want to keep the nation out of bankruptcy because everything they're proposing will push us in the background so so here's mccarthy on Capitol Hill today with a reporter cut six go he was the president solve here
A highlight from TBGP #412 Alan Wake 2 Previews, Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty Wrap-up, Starfield Review Bombing Far Cry 7
"Yeah, game of thrones is like to me that first season is like super dark uber grim, no, no magic, no nothing. And then suddenly it sort of gets into itself. Sup everybody. This is carrick with ACG and I'm here with abzi doing the, uh, yeah, oh shit, yeah. Doing the, uh, the best gaming podcast number. I gotta look. Where are we at? What are we at? 412. 412. Yeah. Thanks to abzi for joining me. We've decided to do these occasionally. Well first we're going to start doing them biweekly to see how that goes and then we're going to sort of see how it works for the long term. We just really haven't decided. It's something that I've wanted to do for a while, especially because we miss a lot of the news in the starting week. We do skip a lot because yeah, we go on tangents and shit. Well it's all my fault. We talked about dreams for an hour and it was good, it was good, but we talked about dreams for an hour. So yeah, something's getting skipped. So thanks for everybody showing up. I absolutely appreciate it. Thanks for spreading the word around that we're doing this. If you can tweet it, super chats, all that kind of stuff. We're just going to actually jump in, discuss what we've been playing for a bit. Talk about early week news and we got a couple couple interesting bits here as well that I think will be fun. But what have you been playing? Um, I just recently started Phantom Liberty, like the cyberpunk expansion. Dude. Okay. I played it for about maybe five, six hours, four or five hours. Okay. Honestly, dude, it's fucking cool. That's all I'm going to say. It's just fucking cool. I enjoyed the first four hours. I think the new characters I got introduced to are pretty cool. I'm liking the dialogue. It has a lot of edge to it, which I like, you know, we talked about edge and lack of edge before and, um, and, uh, the VA is pretty good. And the, I'm liking the writing a lot, a lot more than the, than the original game. And it seems to be having like, it seems to have actual choice and consequence in this one versus like the original game. So yeah, I'm enjoying it a lot. And some of the stuff kind of layered into the main game, like there's like these new things, activities that kind of got pushed into the main game as for a 2 .0, like the main game, it's the combat's fun and stuff, and they fixed a lot of issues for sure. The new system is amazing and the skill tree and everything, but it still has that like kinda, um, there's a lot of, the map is just a lot of shit. You know what I mean? You just go, it's kind of like far cry. You just go and kill and go and kill and like 90 % of the stuff is, is just, is just combat minus like the few really good side quests. But um, with this, I think it's because it's like a smaller setting and Phantom Liberty, it's very packed and tight. I feel like there's more, um, motivation for exploration and stuff and talking to different npc's listening and into stuff and reading lore and the main story and the characters. Yeah, they're just, uh, I've been enjoying it a lot, you know, goul $2 super chatter. We still get a friday podcast. Of course. I'm not stopping friday podcasts. I said it starting. I'll say it again. I've talked about it on twitter. No way. Are we stopping that? This is simply just to do some extra stuff, especially because reviews don't hit this embargo time. Uh, very often, Wednesday, two or three hours in the early morning, Wednesday, I can work around that. And if I can't, that's on me. But I would agree with everything you said. I also think there's a lot, not a lot. There is some far cry stuff in cyberpunk that they hide by not putting icons down. For example, the consistent fucking fighting between gangs in that game. And I had forgotten something has to happen every 20 seconds. It's all the time. You come around a corner and it's like, and I was so confused because I had forgotten. So I thought it was a big deal. And I got into like 40 fights. I was like, fuck man, things are going, this is all because of, and then it dawned on me a little later on. I'm like, oh no, none of this is because I have like, you know, had something cool happen. It was the way the game was set up. They were smart to hide it because I think Ubisoft gets dinged a lot of times because it's there too. They present checklist. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So have you done any of the driving stuff? People were just talking on our discord about leaping off the cars and katana. Yeah, that's pretty cool, man. That shit's pretty cool. I, I, I'm, there's still some bugs just reminded me, um, like I had a bug where I, if I pull out a certain weapon in a car, I just couldn't move my mouse to aim or do anything. And it wouldn't auto lock like it's supposed to, um, also for everyone playing. So I I've isolated an issue where causes game crashes and I've seen multiple Reddit posts about this and comments. If you use a mod called, I think it's the airstrike mod on a melee weapon, which gives you, I think higher crit chance. If you strike from, uh, uh, in the air or something like that, it crashes your game straight up, uh, like 90 % of the time. So just don't use that mod. Now I've isolated that issue to that. It might be even deeper than that. So it might be like my combination of perks or something interacting with that mod, but you should just like stay away from that mod for the time being.
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
A highlight from NO BITCOIN ETF IN 2023! | Gary Gensler's Plan Revealed!
"In one of the most unbelievable moves that I've seen since I entered crypto, you got Gary Gensler denying a Bitcoin ETF or not denying, but delaying a Bitcoin ETF just one day before he's supposed to appear in Congress. And he's about to testify in Congress. And despite the fact that he denied or delayed the approval of a Bitcoin ETF, which means that we're not going to see a Bitcoin ETF in 2023. The Bitcoin price is actually going up ahead of his testimony. And the thing with the Bitcoin price going up is that there's certain levels that if Bitcoin hits these levels, we may get a short squeeze. And then that could send the price up even more. I'm going to show you the levels in the show today. I also want to analyze this pump a little bit further. And I'll tell you why it's important to analyze this pump a little bit further. You are watching a Bitcoin pump, but you're watching a Bitcoin pump at the same time when the Dixie is pumping. And when the NASDAQ is down about 5 .7 % in the last six days. We need to discuss why is Bitcoin going up when the Dixie is going is going up and you've got the NASDAQ actually coming down 6%. And this is four days away from what is potentially going to be one of the most costly government shutdowns in the history of the United States. So we're going to discuss that. We also have to talk about Operation Choke Point 3 .0 in the United States, because now institutions, American institutions that are not in the United States are starting to send to letters their clients saying that they're no longer going to get be allowed to invest in crypto. This is coming from Chase Bank, but not in the United States in in in in the UK. And then lastly, and most importantly, in fact, not lastly, but most importantly, I'm going to show you why the next 140 days are the most important 140 days in your entire crypto journey. So stay tuned for that. And then if we do get 1000 likes, I'm going to show you the funniest thing that you'll see today. I guarantee you that it is the funniest, funniest, funniest thing that you'll see today, but I'm not showing it to you guys unless we get our 1000 likes. Yesterday, we got 1300 likes. Let's see if we can beat that. We had more than 1300 likes yesterday. 1400 likes. Let's see if we can beat that chat today. Anyway, let's go. Let's do this. We've got a massive show today.
A highlight from Republican Debates, Election Predictions, and Media Criticism
"At some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my partner, Mike Speraza. We are always excited to be here, Mike. Um, we are here after the second Bill's win. Yeah. Yeah. We will, we'll keep it at that. Every time we talk very little, things go well. So let's, let's keep it at a win and big game Sunday. Miami. What should be right. A massively popular game. I mean, when they put up 70 against Denver and we, we basically, did we shut out the three points? Three, three. Okay. We held, held Washington, the Washington commanders to only three. That should be a really, really dynamite game. So. Had to change their name due to political correctness. I know, I know. And we had some conversation about that. The people I was watching the game with were reflecting on, I guess the good old days when the, the nicknames of teams just didn't seem to matter as much, but it matters now. Now they want to take down statues. You're an Iroquois guy. They're taking that name away. The chiefs because apparently saying chiefs is very, uh, politically incorrect. I mean, a leader. You can't be called the leaders anymore. Maybe it'll be the Iroquois comrades because everyone's got to just hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Yeah. And, and you know, nobody gets a gender anymore. Nobody can dominate one or the other. Even if it's a sport, there really might not even ever be winners or losers. They might not even keep score anymore in sports. Like it's just going to be for the experience of it trophy for the trophy for the trophy. Line them all up. They're all going to look exactly the same. There'll be gender neutral trophies. When will we have a they, them team name? Like the, the Washington they, thems, like when, when, I mean, I know that sounds outrageous, but that's where we're headed. Yeah, it's true. It's going to be comrades. Friends. Yeah. The friends, the Iroquois friends, the Iroquois comrades. It literally is heading that way though. Something where you go, what is, what is this sport? Like we don't even know based on the name, what the sport is. We don't even, yeah. You won't know. Like usually you could derive some more information from things like that. Oh, no, no, not anymore. No, you're going to have to dig real deep. You're going to have to show up at these events and, uh, you know, maybe wear a nice hoodie and a pair of shorts at the events. Yeah, I agree with you. And, uh, you know, maybe right after you went through the Senate chambers to vote on something, you can head and do a game with your hoodie and shorts on. Anyway, the next one, the last thing I'll say is the next one will be the Patriots. They'll be getting their name taken because that represents Donald Trump and his movement. We got to take away the name Patriot, right? That'll be the next one. There you go. You know, I just, I can't with these people anymore. It's really getting to be absurd. Yep. Totally. So, uh, Mike, let's start with this one. A second Republican debate coming this Wednesday night, September 27th, and Dana Perino, who I've always enjoyed listening to. Um, she will be joining Stuart Varney and Ilia Calderon at the Ronald Reagan library. presidential Suitable place. I love it. Yeah. And, uh, I, we were just chatting a bit before the podcast, so let's just line this up. All right. I don't know the order, but we're going to have Pence, Christie, DeSantis, Rama, Swami, uh, Doug Burgum made it Dougie Dougie. Um, who is that? Who else? I'm I've got five Nikki Haley. Thank you. And then, uh, there should be one more. Um, I did pens from, let's write this down. One more time for everybody. Pence, Rama, Swami, right? DeSantis. How do I not remember? Tim Scott, Tim Scott. Thank you. So, so seven this time, um, not Asa Hutchinson, I think you said he, he didn't make it. Didn't qualify. So, um, of course the big elephant in the room is that Donald Trump again will not be there. Just tell me your thoughts, I guess, on this next upcoming debate. Are we going to hear anything different? Is there any going to be anything that really makes people go, Whoa, this guy's really racing to the front or female. Um, if it's Nikki Haley, anyone going to race to the front after this one? I really, I mean, I think we're kind of wasting our time here and I'm not saying it as a, as a Trump voter. I'm just saying it realistically. Right. I mean, at this point, the lead is 40 to 50 points. Nobody makes up that ground than a debate, right? Like Nikki Haley had a great debate last time. She's still polling single digits. Right. I don't agree with Nikki Haley stance on a lot of things, but she, she fared well in that debate and she really didn't grow or fall behind anymore. Right. So I think that's the tough part. When we look at these debates, the Donald Trump in the 2015, 2016 campaign years, that is your like unicorn, right? Where, where you just go up there and go bananas. And then you end up, you know, taking over the field. The difference was there was no Donald Trump in that election, right? Like you had a Jeb Bush, but he wasn't the guaranteed slam dunk candidate right now. You have Donald Trump, Mike, and he is the guaranteed slammed on Canada. The only one that we thought maybe had a chance was Ron DeSantis and he has crumbled mightily, whether you like him or hate him. It's just the facts. He's, he's in trouble. Right. I mean, so what, what are we accomplishing with these debates other than kind of a, I guess I'll say wasting our time. Yeah. And I, I just, I just think it's worth breaking this down a little bit. Like what is it that people like you and I think that these others are just inferior to a guy like a Donald Trump? Like, and I'll tell you my opinion first. Mine is I just don't think they'll win. And I just feel like more and more people need to, you got to vote and expect that the conservative Republican candidate in this case wins. And I don't think any of these other people could, could actually win. I don't think they have enough, you know, experience. They don't have the fortitude that a Donald Trump has. Well, I think that that to me is, is there's two reasons why I'm voting for Donald Trump, right? Number one was I thought he had a very good four year term other than the COVID 19 issue. And I, I'm telling you right now, I say this to people all the time. If it was Ron DeSantis, if it was Donald Trump, if it was Hillary Clinton, that, that, that whole debacle was, was a disaster and there was no way you were going to look good in that debacle. I'm just telling you. Yeah. Number one, but that was a Trump fault that I have. And if I ever talked to him, I would tell him that that I do not agree with what he did with COVID. It's easy for me to say that now, but, but at the end of the day, he had a great four year term other than that, in my personal opinion. Number two is every time they've tried to knock him down at the knees, Mike, that has made me want him back more, right? The, the every time they indict him, I want him back more, right? Every time they try and silence him with gag orders, I want him back more. This is how I think a lot of conservatives are feeling. And at this point, it's kind of like, okay, is Rhonda, here's what my other point, I don't mean to keep going on, but at the end of the day is whether it's Ron, DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, or Donald Trump, I'm going to use those three for a second. They will be treated the exact same way by the media, by the Democrat party. It doesn't matter who that candidate is. It doesn't matter. Right. People always say like, Oh, but, but Trump's hated. If DeSantis is a candidate, he's already taken crap from the leftist media, right? Like if he's the candidate, he's going to, it's going to be open up another can of worms. I don't think it matters. The reason why we got to go with Donald Trump is he's been there. He's been able to handle it. We know that whether you like him or not, he's handled the media and he's handled the Democrats well. And we need that experience. This is the election of our lifetime. And I will say that now, this is the election of our lifetime. We need to win. Dana Perino says, I believe the economy will feature prominently because we know that that is the biggest concern and preoccupation that is worrying Americans. And she says in many ways, in my opinion, the economy is the thread that runs through all of these other possible topics. For example, if you're concerned about crime, one of the issues is what kind of resources do you have and are you willing to use in order to help deal with that? I think she's spot on. I think when it comes to the economy, the economy sort of is the fuel and whether you then have a notion to, you know, actually shut down the border, improve childcare, improve education, then the, the economy obviously is the main thread that actually everything else seems to branch off of. If you have a lot of people working, for instance, you're going to have a thriving economy because supply and demand is going to balance out. You're going to have lots of products and services to offer and a lot of people can afford these things. Right. So, uh, I, I agree with her. Plus it is Fox business that's hosting the event. So might lean a little bit more toward economics. Yeah, I think it should. I agree with you. I mean, at some point we have to take the economy seriously. We can't just keep printing money and sending it overseas at some point, you know, and I say, I've said this to you, Mike before, going to get groceries now at times, like they ring all the stuff up and I'm like, Holy crap. I bought, I have a cat. I bought five cans of cat food. They're, they're the size of like a lacrosse ball, not even. And it's like $5 for five cans. I'm like this, this thing costs more than my kids at this point. This cat's going to be very thin. It's going to be out of crash diet. I mean, but seriously, how do people, Mike, that don't make money? And I say this in a sad way, like how do people that don't make money survive? Even going, you go to a local fast food restaurant for two people. My wife and I it's 30 bucks. I'm like, what the hell happened out here? I told that is what's going on. And that's scary. Yeah. When they have to make those kinds of hard choices. Right. Uh, all right. So, uh, let's move on. So speaking of Trump, we're talking about these other seven candidates that will be there Wednesday, this Wednesday night, nine to 11 PM in the second Republican debate, Donald Trump will not be there, but this came out like in a Washington post poll. Trump is now up 10%, uh, over a potential run against Biden, 10 % double digit. Now if you just pin Trump against Biden again, first your thoughts, and then we'll go a little deeper into this. Well, I'm not surprised. Um, I think, I think Americans are getting sick and tired of it. I think Americans are worried about our futures. I think the migrant crisis is hurting the Democrat party because you have liberal places like New York city that are waking up saying, Oh my God, we can't do this anymore. And there's like 10 ,000 migrants in New York city, not 10 million. Right. So like, like it's starting to click, I think with certain people, number one, number two, Mike, I think it's hard to hide Joe Biden's cognitive decline, right? The left can say whatever they want in the media. You just can't, when you fall over on things, when you do talk like that, I mean, they, it's a problem. It's a real problem and it's visible. Um, do I trust these polls? Yes and no. I think, if I think America is as smart as I think they would, the polls should be probably higher, like 30 % lead for Trump. Um, but I think the numbers that keep growing in Trump's favor, the margin of error is not that big, right? Michael, like you look at the Republican primary polls, the margin of error is not 40%, right? He's up 40%. So even if they're off by 20%, he's still up 20%. The same thing's starting to happen in these head to head polls with Biden. It started, you know, Trump down, then it was Trump even, then it was Trump three, five, now it's 10. I mean, that's a lot. Yeah. And so I want to read a little bit here. So the post ABC poll shows Biden trailing Trump by 10 percentage points at this early stage in the election cycle. This is, by the way, the Washington Post little write -up, uh, after the poll was done. Um, so this is, this is actually humorous. Although the sizable margin of Trump's lead in this survey is significantly at odds with other public polls that show the general election contest to virtual dead heat, the difference between this poll and others as well as the unusual makeup of Trump's and Biden's coalitions in the survey. So Mike, the more words, the muddier this all gets, right? It sounds like excuses coming up, right? It sounds like Kamala Harris. It really is. It's like, yeah, total word salad. Um, I just said suggested is probably an outlier, right? So, so this, this I thought was interesting. Um, Byron Byron York of the Washington examiner said the post dumped on headline news in quotes from its own poll. So basically they do a poll. They say that their poll is likely an outlier and, and he, he goes on to then say Washington Post sub heads suggests its own poll may be an outlier. That may be true, but they put no such disclaimer in headline three years ago when they published a poll of Wisconsin, right before election day in 2020, showing Biden up 17 points on Trump, 10 points more than the average of other polls at the time. That was real clear politics, president Tom Bevin. So, so funny to me, so interesting, right? Even when they try to do something where they want to take part in the polling process and inform all of us as Americans, Ooh, that's not really where we wanted to see that. That's likely an outlier folks. Yeah. Oh, Donald Trump's winning. Shit. That doesn't count. Okay. What are we going to do? Next one. Okay. These were registered voters. What are we going to do? This is 10 points. Holy shit. What are we going to say? Let's just say it's an outlier. Oh damn. That was a fake poll. Oh, those stupid polls. Yeah. I mean, and it might, I'll say this before we get onto another topic on what's, what's, you're starting to see it all come together. It's like, it's like when they see, you know, hurricanes forming in the ocean, right? We're starting to see it now. The polls are shifting to Trump. Now we have Hillary Clinton coming out saying things like, Oh yeah, who's to say Putin won't medal in the election in 2024 again, right? You have others saying like, Ooh, we got to get Trump off the ballot or people saying, let's indict Trump again for this or that let's put gag orders on him. It's all coming together. Now the new thing too, Mike is, Hmm, let's indict the Bidens and let's see if we can get, we can get a Joe Biden off the ticket. We've used him, we've abused him. Now we're getting them out of here. It's all, it's that wave in the ocean. It's that hurricane forming in the ocean. That's what's happening. And I believe that because why, why would Hillary Clinton come out and say, if you're so confident right in the 2024 election, if you're so confident and Trump's an idiot, he's never going to make it again and get rid of them. Why are you now saying, Hmm, maybe Putin will medal in the elections again. Why would you say that? Right. Right. And by the way, this is the same guy that's richer than ever because his country has been able to sell oil at a high rate since Biden's been in office. This is the same country that has had its way with the Ukraine walking in there and taking over land since Biden's been in there. Why would, why would Putin medal in the election to get in and probably in his mind, the nut job of Donald Trump back in office, it may drop a nuke on him. Why would he want Trump back in office? Ask yourself that question. Don't have to, if you have any sense at all, then you don't even have to ask that. Um, so anyway, let's see what the next number of polls start to reveal. Let's see if, let's see if polls stop coming out, Mike, right? Because once you have one that's got Trump winning by double digit, maybe they just start to say, polls are stupid. Polls are for racists. You're homophobic. If you read polls, I mean, we'll see. Or they come out with some poll from the middle of nowhere. That's like Biden up 35 points on Donald Trump. Right, right. This was from registered voters in the white house. Yes. We interviewed seven people and it was six to one, six to one. And the other one we fired, we don't even know who that was. Yeah. So, so let's go to this now. Every once in a while, Mike, I have to do this CNN, right? I go to the cnn .com site. I just got to see what they're finding note newsworthy, noteworthy, whatever you want to say. And honestly, and I've often reported this, I'm often in disbelief at what they aren't reporting. In this example though, I was like, Oh, a few stories down. Here's a story, Mike, why more women are choosing not to have kids. So right away I'm thinking, Oh my gosh, these are the most unlikable people, the most anti traditional family structure people ever. They probably don't want to have a relationship at all. They don't want to ever have true, you know, intimacy with anybody cause they just can't do it. They're just nasty. They're mostly on, you know, just awful. These lots, so many of these people. So I go on to read a little bit of this and you know, this is, this is someone named Diana Volek who, who never, who was never someone who dreamed of becoming a mother, right? And these are just some of the reasons given. They don't want the responsibility of being a parent. They fear a lack of support. They like their life as it is. They're still judged for being child free. So so even when they don't choose to have children, right? So I'm like looking at this and then suddenly I go, wait a second. This was published at midnight, uh, basically Sunday or Monday, you know, September 25th. That's that's now as we record editor's note, this story was originally published in August, 2021. Some details such as the ages of those interviewed remain the same as they were when the story first published. So you're telling me right away, I thought, is the Hollywood writers strike? Is it bleeding into CNN now? Cause there aren't enough stories. There aren't enough people to write like modern stories. There's not enough news. They had to pull a story from two years ago to talk about why many women are deciding not to have kids. Like how pathetic is that? How pathetic. This new trend too, of like, it's cool to just say, screw it. I don't want to have a family is the weirdest thing ever. And then we wonder why these people are miserable, right? I mean, again, is parenting easy? I'm a new parent. Mike, you know that you, you parented two girls for, you know, they're what? 25, 22, right? So you've had, you've had 25 years of parenting experience. I've had, you know, almost a year. It's the most enjoyable thing ever. Right? I mean you're finally, it's good not to be selfish. It's good to take care of somebody else and love somebody else. Right. And I'm not saying you don't love your spouse, but your spouse is an adult relationship. You have to have a relationship with a baby, which turns into a toddler, which turns into an adolescent, a young adult like that. There's nothing more special than that. You should want that. Instead it's like, Oh, kids are stupid. I'm going to be so rich. Really weigh me down. Yeah, yeah, sure. Okay. They're going to weigh me down. I want my independence. I don't want to be responsible to another human being. I've got myself to worry about and treat and, and you know, I don't know, a door like I get like, that's fine. I want to see the next story though be why many women are deciding that having a child is rewarding. It can become a very loving, you know, yes, you have to be responsible. Like it just was so gross to me like that. And two years ago, this isn't even news. This is like, Oh my gosh, we got to fill these headlines. What do we get out? Pull that one again. We don't like kids. We don't want anyone, you know, raising children, my God for, you know, I'll say this though, Mike and all seriousness too. Like, yes. Is, is it fun being a college degenerate and booze and all the time and having a blast? Sure it is. We all did it right. I mean, yes, of course it's a fun thing. Is it fun to not care if you can go to bed at 2am or 5am or 5pm? Sure. That's great. But at some point you have to mature as an adult, take your job seriously, take your family seriously and care about things like I always say this, Mike, and this is something I've brought up a million times. Think about being, you know, if you want it, like if you didn't want to have kids, I'm not saying people that can't have kids cause I feel for them. But if you, if you didn't want children, cause you didn't want the responsibility, what do you do in your sixties and seventies with no family? Like that breaks my heart, honestly. Right? Like I, what my relationship with my parents, my wife's with her parents, like it's, it's fun, right? It's, you're a family. You get to do things together and you get to enjoy each other. Who doesn't want that? I just don't get it. Well, there's a lot of people in Washington that actually have spouses and children and grandchildren. And clearly there is not a lot of love and support going on between all of them. Because some of these people, I mean, we know who we're talking about, the Mitch McConnell's, the Joe Biden's, they would not be in front of microphones if people actually cared about them. They would not let those loved ones go through what they go through on a daily basis, unless they have no connection, no personal connection at all. Um, all right. AOC. She's almost the last story of our day, but there's one more after this. So we got a bonus. We do a bonus story here, breaking news. So AOC wins the hypocrisy award mic for this, uh, at least this week, maybe the year on this one decade, this is hilarious. And, um, I'll just set this up for a second. So here she was on CBS's face the nation. And, um, she was discussing president Biden's plan to visit the Michigan auto workers on Tuesday. So host of CBS's face, the nation, Margaret Brennan points out a couple of interesting facts about AOC and her selection of vehicles. So let's go ahead and play that. Yup.
A highlight from Ron Hammond Interview - Crypto Regulation News! SEC Gary Gensler Hearing, FTX Trial, Crypto Bills, Coinbase, Stablecoin Regulation
"Last time he spoke in front of the House Finance Service Committee, he kept saying multiple times, we have not lost a court case on crypto at all. We have brought several actions. And again, remind you, they call settlements wins. And so in their case, they were. They had won every single court case. But now that talking point is really faded because, as you mentioned, the Ripple's case, the Grayscale case, there's also ones like the Coinbase suit going on right now. This content is brought to you by Link2, which makes private equity investment easy. Link2 is a great platform that allows you to get equity in companies before they go public, before they do an IPO. Within their portfolio includes crypto companies, AI companies, and fintech companies. Some of the crypto companies you may recognize include Circle, Ripple, Chainalysis, Ledger, Dapper Labs, and many more. If you'd like to learn more about Link2, please visit the link in the description. Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. With me today is Ron Hammond, who's director of government relations at the Blockchain Association. Ron, great to have you back on. Thanks for having me. Always a pleasure. Ron, it's going to be a busy week. It's already a busy week here in DC. Tomorrow is, of course, the hearing with chairman of the SEC, Gary Gensler. Tell us about that and what can we expect. Definitely. For those who may not know, Gary Gensler, the chair of the SEC, is going to be testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee for the second time this year. That's a really big deal because, to remind you, last year, they barely saw him at all in that committee when the Democrats had control. But if the Republicans can control, they want to exercise oversight of the SEC as much as possible. And again, it's pretty typical, though, for the opposite party to try to put the screws on to the party that has the White House. But in this case, a lot has happened, both in crypto, but also just generally, that it's going to get a lot of flack for Gary Gensler, whether it be on private funds, ESG. And again, crypto will definitely come up a lot after talking to several folks on the House side. He recently testified, though, in front of Senate Banking two weeks ago, and we didn't get too much out of that candidly. We saw a couple of questions from Senator Hagerty from Tennessee on the issues of promethium, for example, and Bitcoin ETF. We also saw some questions from Senator Lummis on SAB 121, which is more crypto accounting standards, and how do you custody actual crypto for banks. So I think we're going to see a lot more hard -hitting points from the House, especially on the Republican side. But I'd also like to caveat, as well, that the shutdown approaching, a lot of Democrats are going to use their time to hit the Republicans. It's just standard politics here. The Republicans are the ones in the House that are really slowing things down, unfortunately, when it comes to funding the government. So Democrat, any for the most part, is going to utilize their five minutes to not really talk about Gary Gensler, but talk about the Republicans shutting down the government. Because again, that's a major, major thing here. As much as crypto is big for us, the macro of all of the shutdown has a lot of implications. So we won't see crypto come up too much, but after talking to a couple offices, it does seem like we're going to have some definitely hard -hitting questions, very similar to what we saw earlier this year in the House. Yeah, and to your point of, you know, things have certainly changed since the last time he appeared, because you had the Ripple lawsuit decision, you had the Grayscale decision, where Grayscale won that, Ripple won a big chunk of theirs as well. And the Prometheum details are more about what Prometheum is and what they're up to. So do you think there's going to be some hard -hitting questions around that, those cases and those things that happened? Definitely. So if you recall, last time he spoke in front of the House Financial Services Committee, he kept saying multiple times, we have not lost a court case on crypto at all. We have brought several actions. And again, remind you, they call settlements wins. And so in their case, they were. They had won every single court case. But now that talking point is really faded because, as you mentioned, the Ripple case, the Grayscale case, there's also ones like the Coinbase suit going on right now. That's got a lot more attention. Actually, it looks a lot better for Coinbase post those decisions. And so he can't rely back on the courts here or say that, hey, look, I'm winning in all these court cases. And actually, especially in the Grayscale case, he lost 3 -0. And two of those judges were Democrat appointees and they're based here in D .C. And so I think that having that set the tone of like, look, you are really overextending here and you're losing in the courts, not by a small margin, by unanimous margin sometimes. And it's just not crypto. You are pushing the balance elsewhere where other industries like ESG or like private equity are seeing these wins and saying, you know what? I think we're going to actually have a chance to win against the SC as well. So like the ETF situation where crypto really just goes out ahead and fights a lot of these fires for more traditional finance. And then those folks kind of benefit from crypto's push. I think we're seeing some of that happening now with the Grayscale case and Ripple case and Coinbase case empowering other industries who feel like they are also having overreach from the SEC saying, you know what? I think we have actually a case here when we can actually win the courts. So I think it's going to be a major theme of this hearing going forward. But also there's going to be several other questions to your point about Prometheum. That was a major issue for that committee, which had Erin Caplan in front of that committee just a couple of months ago. And they reiterate all the talking points, securities laws are clear. The SEC gave us a way to work forward and move things forward. But that argument really fell apart pretty quickly. And we're seeing that in this case, that the Prometheum line that there is a pathway forward registration, there is a way to comply, just doesn't hold water. And so I'm pretty sure we'll see some members of Congress tighten the screws a little bit there because it's been really more of a black box, the SEC, of how this process went. Caplan just kept saying that we actually kept working the SEC and they were clear, but that has yet to even show itself. So I think there'll be a major other theme for this hearing as well. Now you mentioned Coinbase and everyone's looking at that lawsuit. There was also news reported, I think you mentioned it, where Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong will be on the Hill. They've also launched an education campaign around crypto. Tell us about that. Yeah, Coinbase has been a godsend, candidly. Again, we used to have only about five or six lobbyists during the infrastructure fight. And again, we're going up against the banks who have over 150 plus lobbyists. We have going against other agencies or other groups that have way more funding. But Coinbase really has stepped up and said, look, the fights here in DC, we are committed to the United States and we're committed to resources here in the United States and DC to educate Congress, to educate regulators, and to showcase in DC why crypto is important for the future of the United States. And so they're having a huge Hill day tomorrow, actually. Again, it lines up not on purpose at all with Kerry Gensler testifying and of course also the shutdown too. But they're going to be having a whole set of presentations for Hill staff and members of Congress to learn from founders. It's not just Coinbase itself. They're also bringing in other founders from other companies and having a whole demo day, a Hill day, you can say, to educate various offices. And so I think it's really important to have. We're all seeing a lot of other folks from the industry come down. So it's going to be quite the crypto week here in DC. Of course, bad timing with the shutdown, but no one can really plan it like that. So we're really excited to see how that plays out, especially with all the heat recently more moving to AI in terms of interest, but also scrutiny. I think it's good to have more adults in the room and say, hey, look, crypto was the AI about one or two years ago. We're still here. We're fighting a lot of big battles. We need Congress's help to move the needle. But at the same time, let's show you why this is important and why this technology needs to be in America and not be based elsewhere. Because unfortunately, we're seeing a lot of folks migrate over to London, migrate over to the EU. And Coinbase is really taking a strategic stand saying, we're here to stay. We're here to comply with the rules, but we also need some action from Congress. So we'll see how that goes. Sure. Yeah, that's really great that they're doing that. And education advocacy are certainly key. And speaking of legislation and regulations, obviously, we had the market structure bill get marked up in the house. You also have the stable coin bill. What's the latest with those and the next steps? I know the shutdown is probably delaying a lot of things. What are the latest on those items? Yeah, so we were kind of expecting by October timeframe to have a vote on the stable coin bill and the market structure bill. There are other crypto bills as well that passed out of the house financial service committee, but those are the two main big ones. And so the plan was, hopefully, was after this whole shutdown drama that we would have a vote probably in October, but it's looking more like November now. And again, our message to folks is the closer we get to that 2024 election, we're almost a year out, all of a sudden, all bipartisan politics goes away and folks start retreating back to their bases. And it's my team versus your team. And that's when everything grinds to a halt in DC. We're already seeing that right now a little bit with the shutdown where folks are saying it's my team versus your team, but the Republicans are a lot more splintered on their teams. And so we want to make sure that we get these bills pushed out of the house on a good bipartisan basis and then showcase to the Senate why it's important to take up this legislation. Now, there are been some rumors going around recently. Again, Politico report on it, Punchbowl report on it recently, too, that Patrick Henry gave an interview saying, look, the Senate Bank Committee, my Senate counterpart, they're doing completely different things than we're doing in the house. We're focusing on crypto and capital formation and data privacy. They're more focused on marijuana banking, exec compensation, and banking regs. So we are in two different camps on two major different issues. But if we were able to make a trade of some sort, the priorities that Sherrod Brown, who's running for reelection in deep red Ohio, who's going to need all the help he can get, would at least his case to voters saying, look, I'm actually working on this committee that traditionally has not passed that many bills. Mind you, again, they haven't passed a bill, except for this year, for four years before that. And that's during his time as well as Republicans in the chair time. It's crazy. And so in order for this to move the needle, they have to have a trade. And I think that's what's really important to say. If this trade were to happen, a lot does have to happen. But this does provide a pathway potentially for crypto legislation to move forward to the president's desk. Again, a lot has to happen. A lot can mess this up. But this isn't one of the first few times we're seeing kind of a light at the end of the tunnel. And we're really excited by it now again. But we have to have a lot of education because the Senate has not really given too much thought to this issue besides a couple handful of really powerful champions. Yeah, boy, fingers crossed, toes crossed, everything, hoping they can get something through the House and then we can go through the Senate. Boy, I'm hoping something happens by early next year before the madness of the election cycle. Now, there's also the trial for Sam Beckman Fried and the whole FTX debacle. In addition, there's been new updates around Sam Beckman Fried's parents and how money was moved to his aunt and Stanford University and much more. What do you expect to happen in October with this trial? So the main issue that we're going to have here in D .C. is just the noise. A lot of people are going to be talking about the SPF trial. It does have a huge media attention, for better or for worse. And again, we've really at least made sure we tell folks in D .C., again, this is not a crypto problem. This is a complete scammer just using newer technology. But guess what? Same old playbook as we've seen with Madoff and others. But there is concern that there are, at least in the case of the House, for example, we're voting on these big bills. FTX came up as a reason to support the bill, as a reason also to oppose the bill. Some folks say, look, there's no coming of a customer funds. That's what FTX did. And this bill bans that. On the other end, they're saying, you know, well, this legitimizes the crypto market. So this could potentially make more FTXs come up down the road. And so we've seen FTX kind of being pulled in two different directions when it comes to supporting or opposing legislation. And so our concern is the 300 plus members of Congress who have not sat in a crypto hearing who may not even know what Bitcoin or Ethereum is, are they going to listen to the headlines and say, look, actually, SPF is all crypto, which we all know it's not the case. Or they're going to say, SPF did this fraud. That's why we need to pass legislation to make sure this doesn't happen again. And so we're trying to really thread that needle. Of course, you know, we still know everything is going to come out through the trial. There could be some regulatory implications. Again, the campaign donations is a major factor and a major reason why a lot of folks in Congress are a lot more put back by crypto and kind of staying away on the sidelines because they don't get burned again. But as we're seeing kind of recently with the indictment with Senator Menendez recently from New Jersey, some members of the Senate took money from his PAC. And so there's a lot of, you know, just it doesn't matter if you're in crypto, doesn't matter if you're a Singh Senator, there's a lot of issues when it comes to campaign financing as a whole. And a lot of folks are on their toes here. But I think, you know, we want to make sure that we showcase it. Folks, SPF kind of went abroad and tried to really railroad the industry here in D .C. by trying to screw DeFi with his legislation and trying to protect his fraud and scam. Let's make sure it doesn't happen again. Let's put some rules on the road because, yes, SEC is not providing that right now. They haven't for years. And so it's time for Congress to act. So we'll see how that makes the dynamics. I'm sure, again, there'll be a lot of D .C. ties and connections with that court case. So if there's anything damning, we'll soon find out. But our hope is that this actually encourages Congress to act rather than sit on the sidelines saying, no, we're good. Crypto is kind of all SPF, FTX. And what do you think about the dynamic of and I don't know if this is going to be discussed in the trial at all, but Sam Beckman Fried and FTX officials met with the SEC many times. These are confirmed things on the calendar. I believe Sam met with Gary Gensler, according to some calendar updates. Does that play a factor at all? Because obviously we don't know what was discussed and what was the agenda items. But would that bring any pressure on Gary Gensler? Like you met with this guy. Yeah. He said in the New York Times article back in December that he met with SPF, I think it was twice actually, SPF and Gensler personally. But again, also remind you, it's a big organization. SPF was in D .C., more than any CEO in any industry I've seen in my time in D .C. But at the same front, staff meet all the time too. I mean, it wasn't just SPF. He had a whole team of staff that helped out on this front, both at the CFTC, at the SEC and of course with Congress as well. And so Gensler said again explicitly that he met with SPF twice. But I think it'd be good to know, look, how many times does your staff interact? How long do those conversations go? What do they lead to? Because there were some rumors swirling around that FTX is going to get a pass of sorts. And again, those are rumors. We have not had confirmation of that. But the one thing about the court case is that it's going to bring all this to light. So if there's anyone that's saying anything half -truths here or they're trying to protect their character or protect their image, it could really bite them if they have been lying to the press or they've been getting half -truths here. And so if I were to chair Gensler, this likely will come up in tomorrow's hearing. The question is like, look, it's going to come out. The truth will come out. We just want to make sure you're shored up here because it's going to be really bad for you on top of all the other things that have been happening in the courts if you've been caught potentially lying here. And again, I don't see any reason why he would in this situation, but I think the focus should be also not just on SPF and Garrett Gensler, but where do the staffs and the senior level execs and regulators also meet from FTX and the SEC? Hmm. I'm very curious to get those details. Now, speaking of FTX, obviously with the relation with Binance, and I forgot to ask you this earlier, the judge recently said it blocked the SEC from conducting further discovery, if I'm not mistaken, with Binance US. Have you heard anything about that? Not as much, at least in the DC front, but at least when it comes to the Binance situation as a whole, there's still that looming DOJ investigation that a lot of folks in DC are waiting for that shoe to drop. Again, there's various rumors of why that DOJ lawsuit hasn't dropped. There have been confirmation reports of central sanction evasion violations, as well as money laundering violations by Binance and the parent company, not Binance US to my knowledge, but Binance. What is the relationship though between Binance US and Binance? Is that there much cohesion there or is there actually a pretty separate line between those two entities? So one thing's for sure though, a lot of folks in DC or in the early of 2023 are hearing a lot more from Binance. They were definitely hitting DC a lot more, trying to get their narrative out. And I think the mounting allegations are pretty damning. And we've seen a lot of folks who were in DC for Binance trying to deliver that message. They're not here anymore. It was a very short stint for them. So whether that be for the company having financial problems, whether it be more of the regulatory issues, that's unclear at the moment. I would lean more to the regulatory issues, but I think it's all going to come more to light as time goes on, but it's pretty bad. So we'll see exactly how Binance recovers from this, if at all. But at least here in DC, the folks that they had speaking, they largely aren't here anymore. Wow. And final item here, obviously you got the Gensler hearing tomorrow with the House Financial Services Committee. Is there any other major hearings for the remainder of the year that we should be aware of? Not at the moment, at least in terms of big ones. We are seeing some small hearings, rumors coming up right now for more of Senate banking. Again, if they do consider crypto legislation, they've only had one major crypto hearing so far this year, whereas the House has had over 13. But again, like I mentioned earlier, that's just two separate priorities for two separate chairs. But if this trade were to happen, I think I'd just keep an eye on Senate banking. They just had their first AI hearing last week. And as they kind of get more into the AI issues and tech issues in finance, that's going to eventually loop in crypto more and more. So I think we'll keep an eye on Senate banking. And then finally, if we are looking for those votes happening on the House floor for the stablecoin bill, as well as the market structure bill, I probably keep a little eye on the House as well. I guess I think lastly, I'll say now, too, is tax issues. We've been talking a lot about securities law, commodities law for quite some time. But tax issues are really percolating to the surface here. Senate Finance, which is Ron Wyden, who's a big champion for crypto, Democrat side, as well as Mike Crapo from Idaho, they actually put a request out to the industry and another stakeholder saying, look, what does taxation for crypto look like? Please help us. Who should be reporting 1099s? Who should be doing various filings and such? So that's just a request ended in early September. And so we potentially could see some action or at least some legislative hearings on what does crypto taxation look like. And I think it's a very important issue with the broker definition coming out from Treasury. There's a lot of comments going through that system right now. So we'll see where that lines up by keeping an eye on tax issues. That's going to be a major fight for quite some time. And I think it's going to be really important. It's a little nitty gritty, but it's very important for any business to operate in the United States. Yeah, absolutely. That's a big one. And I know there's been some other things happening. I think the FASB rule and with corporations being able to hold Bitcoin and things like that on their balance sheet, I believe there were some updates there. Don't have the full details, but there's certainly a need for further clarity and for individuals and institutions. Ron, always great information, man. Thank you so much. Happy to help. Thanks for having me.
A highlight from 391// Longing for the Kingdom: Exploring the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to constantly step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. Hey friends, welcome back to the Hearing Jesus podcast. I'm your host, Rachel Grohl. We are continuing our devotional reading through the book of Matthew. We're picking up where we left off yesterday. We're going through the Lord's Prayer today in Matthew chapter six. I would encourage you, if you're just joining us, to go back and listen to the previous episodes leading up till today. I think it'll make more sense for you that way. I'm going to read starting on verse nine of Matthew chapter six, and I'm reading from the New American Standard Bible. Now, this is just the beginning portion of the prayer, but I wanted to pause here because I think there's some things that we need to unpack before we move forward. Nine through 13 is essentially the beginning portion of the Lord's Prayer, but I think it's important to address some of the things that would be common to the first century Jewish culture that we may not realize or understand. See, at this time frame, and we talked a little bit about this yesterday, Jews would commonly pray three times a day. They would do it privately or sometimes in a group of 10 called the minyan in Hebrew. Again, please don't come after me for pronunciation. I learned how to read Hebrew, not to speak Hebrew. But what we see Jesus doing, especially in the beginning part of this Lord's Prayer, as it's referred to, is he uses a lot of phrases that were already being used in Jewish culture. That phrase, Our Father, was common to some of the other kinds of prayers that were being already prayed in the synagogues in Galilee there. There's one called the Ahaba Rabbah, it's a Jewish prayer, and it begins, Our Father, Merciful Father. And the first century, 18 Benedictines prayer includes the petitions, Graciously favor us, Our Father, with understanding from you. And also another phrase that says, Forgive us, Our Father, for we have sinned against you. In general, I think it's important to point out that the Jews recognize God as the father of Israel, and they recognize that throughout the Jewish history, throughout the Israelite history. And that's why they commonly refer to God as Our Father. But when Jesus says it, he says it a little differently. See, when the Jews talked about Our Father, they meant it in the corporate sense. But here Jesus uses the term Abba. The term Abba is a term that's used for father, and it's used by children for their earthly fathers to express this warm kind of intimacy that a child will experience within the security of the care of a loving parent. And so that motif of the Heavenly Father does occur throughout the whole testament, but it's different than the way that Jesus uses it. Essentially, Jesus is calling God Abba, Daddy.
Katie's Mind Didn't Know She Was Having a Baby, But Her Body Knew Exactly What to Do
"Amazing like how uniquely every woman labors and gives birth like the fact that you didn't know and something that really stuck out to me too about your story you were like mentally I didn't know that I was having a baby but my body knew exactly what to do it's like birth is not cognitive a thing and that's something I think that we forget so often like yeah it's not something that you have to think your way through and force your body to do in fact a lot of the time our mind gets in the way of our body so yeah like it's a primal thing our bodies were designed to do it we just have to cooperate with the process essentially yeah well that's so as she was crowning did you feel like the ring of fire or anything or was it just like that last 20 minutes was intense because of the fetal ejection reflex you were having yeah it was mainly just just intense just because it was just like I was like feeling a lot I don't I don't know how to describe it it was just like things felt very like high intensity for me it's not that I was feeling any physical sensation more than it was just like something's really happening like something's come upon me you know but no I did not even feel the ring of fire I did tear a little bit but it was like very and insignificant really if I had been able to just say like okay let's get into the running man's position like I don't I'm sure I wouldn't have torn like I would have been fine but at that point I just like could not think straight so other than that like everything was completely painless I did not feel a thing leading up to anything and I didn't even feel a contraction until after when I felt my uterus contracting down and I was like wow that's what that's supposed to feel like wow that's it makes me wonder what was going on in your body leading up to that you know because like in the medical paradigm we're so used to judging the labor by what your cervix is doing and that's the entirety of what we look at pretty much like how often are you contracting what is your cervix doing and it makes me like everybody's body is so unique when we kind of just like let it be it makes me wonder what how was your body already prepared in advance to give you that kind of labor experience like you know if you had had a lot of interventions or cervical checks leading up to that like who knows what might have happened and ways that like I've been so curious yeah yeah yeah I was just gonna say I never got checked once throughout my pregnancy and it just does blow my mind because I didn't lose my mucus plug until like 30 minutes before and so I'm like did everything happen then or was it a slow process like I'm just so curious and I'll never know yeah and there's such beauty to that mystery honestly like I recently spoke with a friend her name is Beth and we talked about she had two hospital birth experiences with her first one she was 39 weeks and six days pregnant and they kind of pressured her into a cervical exam and she was already six to seven centimeters dilated without knowing it like no signs of labor or anything up to that point other than just like Braxton Hicks and she was saying like I wonder how things would have been different if I because immediately they checked they saw that she was six to seven centimeters and they were like we're going to labor and delivery and then it ended up being you know a different experience than she wanted but she could have been that way for a long time and then had a fast labor or she could have not you know it's just like there's beauty to the mystery of what is going on within our bodies the way that God designed them to be leading up to labor it's crazy how much variety there is in everybody's birth
A highlight from Short Stuff: The Dakota
"Hello everybody, the Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming giving you an incredible viewing experience now You can stream all of your favorite live sports shows and movies with way less buffering freezing and lagging Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network You get a reliable connection so you can sit back relax and enjoy your favorite entertainment Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network learn more at Xfinity .com Xfinity .com Hey and welcome to the short stuff, I'm Josh and there's Chuck and we're going short stuff architectural style specifically architectural style from the mid to late 19th century specifically in Manhattan and the Upper West Side specifically about the Dakota That's right. Can I say something very quickly since this is short stuff? Sure Right before we recorded you said Dakota Fanning and that reminded me I just got back from New York and I had six celebrity sightings One of which was Elle Fanning. Oh, yeah. Yeah, she's in the lobby of a hotel. I go in that hotel to pee I'm always got my head on a swivel in that town, especially in fancy hotel lobbies Sure, and I was like, hey, this is Dakota Fanning and I was like she was sitting with people I was like, there's got to be somebody else famous went to the bathroom came out sitting next to Jessica Chastain Wow, pretty major sighting then at one of my pavement shows I saw Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig Yeah, they're married okay Wow say so power couple yeah, I mean he co -wrote Barbie with her and Dean Wareham of Luna, they're all good friends and they were all together So that was a three banger in one and this this lady near me was jumping up and down like screaming it at Greta Gerwig and she was very sweet from up above in the balcony and like made the little heart symbol and like said she Loved her was very sweet. Oh, that's sweet. And then sat next to Tiffany Haddish on the way on the flight home Wow She was a girl across the aisle from me. Did you but did you bug her the whole time? No, I didn't say anything. Were you like, hey, hey Tiffany, you remember this one joke you told? Layers She's great though. She's very pretty too. Yeah. Yes. It is. Wonderful. I like that voice. She's got that sort of a low voice kind of like this I'm Tiffany Haddish. That's right Okay. All right. We got to go cuz we're talking the Dakota here and not Dakota fanning or Elle fanning No, the apartment building in New York City. That's right. The one where John Lennon was shot in front of Live there. No, no. No, he lived there and he was he was shot on the sidewalk outside the Dakota. So That's not the only reason the Dakota's famous. Although it's probably the biggest reason the Dakota's famous One of the reasons that Dakota is famous is because it was one of the first apartment buildings in New York City like they didn't do apartments back then and even more spectacular than that it being one of the first apartment buildings is that it was Plunked down in the Upper West Side at a time when Central Park West one of the most What is it white healed high healed? Well healed well healed like Bits of stretches of real estate in the world was a dirt road still and nowhere's Phil nowhere Yep, nobody wanted to go up that far. They're like, there's nothing up there That's right. Hey seeds in in fact, it was so far out that The guy who built the Dakota who will meet in the second Edward Cabot Clark bought it from an industrialist Whose wife threatened to divorce him if he built their house out there and he's like, I don't just get rid of this piece of Land then yeah, she's like I want to live down here where it's posh in alphabet city You know, it's funny is if you you remember if you go read our book There's a whole chapter on keeping up with the Joneses in it Oh, yeah talks a lot about this part of of New York history where there are all sorts of nowhere's Ville's around that today are just like incredibly and famous Expensive that's right. All right, so the Dakota like you said people were not living in apartments at the time they were living in brownstones, which were single -family homes and There were a couple like a couple started to spring up in the 1870s They weren't great. They were Kind of like you think of New York apartments. They were small. They didn't have a lot of light People didn't love renting And living in them and along came this guy Edward Cabot Clark that you mentioned He was the president of the Singer sewing machine company So he was loaded and he got together with an architect named Henry Janeway Hardenberg a great name and to get into real estate and the first thing they built which is sadly not there anymore is Kind of a prototype for the Dakota called the van Corlier a red brick five -story 36 apartment building that was on 7th between 55th and 56 Yeah, and it immediately improved on its predecessors Because the rooms were larger the apartments themselves were larger. There was a courtyard. So there was plenty of like natural light and air Had elevators apparently which are we're talking like the 1880s 1870s and there was also I think a What was there oh there was a ramp that went beneath it so then You didn't have to solely your family reputation by accepting deliveries out there in public You could go down to the basement and meet the delivery driver to get them to take whatever they gave you Yeah, and it was just nicer overall I think there was a an intercom system and you know, like Spanish tile. It was just it was just a step up for sure and all of a sudden in 1878 They rented out very quickly and so Clark was like, alright it turns out if you if you build it nice enough they will come and Apartments can be a real thing and like you said bought that property or I guess it was just land at the time, right? Yeah, yeah bought this land from Jacob Henry Schiff way way uptown and Decided to build his second Sort of dream property there. Yep, which would be the Dakota and I say that we pause for a message break and then return and begin talking about the Dakota some more and Tiffany Haddish right after this I'm Jonathan Strickland host of the podcast tech stuff I sat down with Sunun Shahani of Surfare Mobility, which recently went public We talked about flying and electric planes and regional air mobility The future of travel doesn't have to include crowded airports cramps seats or long road trips It can be as simple as using an app to book a short -range flight on an electric plane Learn more on tech stuff on the I heart radio app Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast This episode of stuff you should know is brought to you by t -mobile for business Hey everybody have you ever been driving around looking for a parking spot getting more and more irritated and you think why can't I just Look up parking spaces around my area I mean like wouldn't that make sense and if you find the spot faster You're going to create less traffic and in that sense Everybody's life is made better just by the ability to look up a parking spot. 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That's right offering the nation's largest 5g network T -mobile is the best network partner to take your business to the next level now is the time to business Bravely and start building your future today Just go to t -mobile .com slash now to learn more So Chuck we're talking about the Dakota now starting now Okay, so if the van Corleer was a Advancement based on the stuff that came a few years before it the Dakota was an even better advancement Improvement based on the van Corleer. It had big apartments big rooms Courtyard lots of light Ramp underneath and all that stuff, but it was also like even more Luxuriously designed like if you came over to someone's apartment, you couldn't see through down the hallway to every single room the walls were kind of like designed around so that you couldn't like there was a Separation between your visitors in the living part of the apartment or the sleeping part, you know the family part I guess is what you call it just little details like that Another big detail is that it had its own power plant that generated electricity for it in the 1870s Yeah, not bad the kitchens had little balconies so if you had stinky stuff like garbage that you couldn't get down or Maybe even stinky food or something. You could put it just right outside the kitchen, which was something that a lot of places didn't have Yeah, they had a boiler So they had insulated pipes bringing steam and hot water into the building Which was a big innovation at the time and they had tennis courts. They had croquet courts It was it was a real gym. It still is it's one of my favorite buildings in New York Every time I go up there to Central Park, at least I try to pop out on that area and just go go Give it a look Because it's a beautiful building. It's sort of a mishmash of styles It's been called, you know, French Renaissance or got German Gothic or even Victorian and it's kind of a little bit of everything But it's it's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen it in person if I have I didn't realize it You may have it's it's lovely. It's right there on a corner. So here's the thing when Edward Cabot Clark was creating the Dakota He was widely derided for it. They called it Clark's Folly because people were deeply insensitive in the 19th century and the reason why they call it that is because again, it's in the middle of nowhere and People aren't really into apartments Like we said they live in like three -story Brownstones like they live in homes They don't live in apartments the people who lived in apartments as far as this house stuff works article points out were widows Widowers and people who are waiting for their wealthy relatives to die so they could inherit their house And all of a sudden Clark is like no. No, we're changing the game Anyone who is anyone is gonna want to live in an apartment and it turns out his gamble paid off. He was right Yeah, he sadly he died before it was finished So he didn't get to see it come to fruition But it was certainly not his folly because like you said people lined up to rent these things or I guess I don't know were they all rentals at the time. I wonder if anyone were available for sale. I think they were all rentals Okay, well people rented him, but they were people that had money. They just weren't like robber barons who wanted to live in mansions They were they were sort of the early New York, you know upper class They were people who like were bank presidents and people who like the CEOs of the time, right? Apparently the Adams sisters were heirs to a chewing gum Fortune they live there with it and that flavor tea berry one of the greatest gum flavors of all time. That's a Was it tea berry? Now, are you kidding? Cuz I can't tell no. No, that's for real. It's like a Kind of salmon pink colored Gum, no, no the the wrapper is okay It tastes like salmon too. No, it's a really delicate unique flavor and you could probably find it like Cracker Barrel Don't they have all sorts of old -timey candies or one of those rocket fizz places? I have no idea anywhere that sells candy I'll bet they have tea berry stick gum and it's really worth trying. All right Nice tip there. Thanks. So The Dakota started a trend all of a sudden luxury apartment houses started popping up all over the place Kind of in the same model with like bigger rooms and higher ceilings and stuff like that and the Upper West Side it wasn't right then but around the early 1900s that really started to take off and Really changed the face of New York of New York, you know, they they started building up more after World War one, obviously when New York said they could and Apartments became the way to go. Yeah Eventually, the the Dakota started seeing a different clientele not you know Straights and squares like bank presidents but like stars like Lauren Bacall and Judy Garland Wowie Wow horse Karloff, too That's pretty cool Imagine living next to him and then of course two of the most famous residents John Lennon and Yoko Oh, no Is blamed widely for moving John Lennon to the Dakota and he would have lived had she not done that Do people say that? Probably somebody out there. Okay poking fun at those people. No, I think he loved the Dakota Yeah, it would seem to be his home. They were there for like a dozen years. I think right before he died I'm not sure how long he loved New York City though. It was it was a great scene for both. He and Yoko. Yep You anything else? I got nothing else go check out the Dakota if you're in New York It's a great great looking building.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL: Inside Sam Bankman-Fried's Trial Defense Episode 2
"The most important thing is, you know, just because a lawyer tells you something is okay, that's not a defense. Geez, he said it. He seemed to think everything was okay. Yeah. That's not an advice of counsel defense that negates criminal intent, that's an excuse. In part two of our series digging into SPF's defense, we dissect Sam Bankman -freed's claims that his lawyers played a larger role in FTX's collapse than he did. It might sound like a stretch, but there is legal precedent behind it. SPF also says he was pressured by counsel into turning FTX over to their hand -picked successor. In this episode, we sit down with Mark Litt, the prosecutor who took down Bernie Madoff, Travis Kling, a fund manager who still has millions of dollars tied up in FTX, and Mr. Purple, a pseudonymous crypto investor and fellow FTX victim, to see if there's any legitimacy to SPF's claims that lawyers who were there for FTX's rise are now primed to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees. Money that SPF says should be used to pay back depositors. I'm Zach Ousman, you're listening to the SPF Defense Podcast, a coinage investigation. SPF's position is that FTX would have made it through the crisis if not for his lawyers, which conspired to steal the company out from under him, cover up their role in its operation, and siphon hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees from the bankrupt estate. SPF even names one lawyer in particular, Ryan Miller, who joined FTX US from the law firm's Sullivan and Cromwell, and planned on returning there after his time at the exchange, according to an affidavit from FTX's top lawyer. SPF says Miller conspired to hand the company over to Solcrom and their chosen agent, John J. Ray III, who also handled Enron's bankruptcy. And whether you come to believe Sam's claims or not, Solcrom and Ray clearly won. If FTX's bankruptcy process takes the two years like Enron's did, it's on track to cost over $800 million. And Solcrom's relationship has already been called out by more than just Sam. It's even been raised as an issue by senators and 18 state regulators. But could SPF be right about Ryan Miller and Solcrom's nefarious motives? And even if they did do some evil lawyer shit, will it be enough to get SPF off the hook? To fully understand this defense strategy, it helps to start with SPF's story behind his attempt to plug the now notorious multi -billion dollar hole at FTX back in November's collapse. As the story goes, he was preparing to handle the liquidity crisis by courting Nomura, Japan's largest investment group, and the crypto company Tron, who had pledged billions of dollars in liquidity to FTX, while other investors were still deliberating. SPF had said he planned on giving away most of his equity in the company, and therefore most of his wealth, in an attempt to make customers of FTX International whole. SPF has always maintained that FTX US remained completely solvent right up to the end. But SPF says his rescue plan failed because Ryan Miller and Solcrom agents at his company, including Tim Wilson, another FTX lawyer with a past at Solcrom, pressed him repeatedly to sign the company's over to John Ray in bankruptcy, and even implied that if he refused, they could have him arrested and quote, change control in order to authorize a proper insolvency process. SPF said he changed his mind within 10 minutes of signing, but it was already too late. And he says his lawyers reneged on their promises to let him select a board share, blocking him out of his accounts and refusing to communicate further. As soon as John Ray was installed, he chose Sullivan and Cromwell as FTX's primary counsel. To be fair, SPF actually has a point when it comes to the sketchiness of that process. Even outside legal observers have taken issue with Solcrom being tapped as the firm to manage FTX's bankruptcy. In fact, a bipartisan group of two Republican and two Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren, sent a letter to the judge overseeing the case, urging him to appoint an independent examiner rather than Solcrom, which worked with FTX and Alameda before the collapse, bringing in $8 .5 million in legal fees. The senators argued, quote, given their longstanding legal work for FTX, they may well bear a measure of responsibility for the damage wrecked on the company's victims. Regulators from 18 states echoed that issue, saying appointing an independent examiner wasn't just right, it was also legally required. But back in February, the judge in the case threw out those requests, saying it would cost too much money, though we should note FTX's lawyers also charged the bankruptcy estate $21 ,000 over 20 days just for meals, which apparently isn't too much to spend. And if you ask the victims in FTX's collapse, this is all pretty important, considering it's their deposits and claims at stake. And if their money is being drained in broad daylight by a law firm who also helped FTX pre -collapse, that might not sit any better than Sam spending it. We talked to Travis Kling, who lost his crypto investment fund in FTX's collapse, and asked him to weigh in. If you ask me at the very beginning, do you think this is going to be one of the most expensive bankruptcies in U .S. history, I would say yes. Yes. You know, it's enormous. There's a ton of fraud, and it's magic internet money. Trying to kind of Monday morning quarterback this and say, oh, Sam would have been better off not filing for bankruptcy. That's not something that I feel very strongly about. And Solkrom's outrageous fees aren't the only reason for concern. SPF also claims Solkrom gave a clean bill of health to Alameda's trading accounts on FTX in a report with the CFTC just months before the collapse. Furthermore, in his affidavit, Dan Friedberg, who was both FTX's chief compliance officer and Alameda's general counsel until he stepped down following the crisis, says Miller only included FTX U .S. in the bankruptcy proceedings precisely because Miller knew it had the funds to pay Solkrom for its work, which backs up what SPF said about how FTX U .S. was never insolvent. So this may be a case of the fox guarding the henhouse. Solkrom denies any of this, of course. The firm's top bankruptcy lawyer, Andrew Dietrich, who told other lawyers FTX was rock solid in an email just days before the bankruptcy, said he only spoke with SPF twice. The FTX debtors also countersued Friedberg to seek damages, alleging he breached his fiduciary duties. We can't say much more beyond that because Solkrom never got back to us when we asked for a comment. But one thing is clear, what guidance Sam's lawyers gave him, and particularly what they knew about the business, will become integral to SPF's defense at trial. Even if you asked Ryan Miller before the collapse, the laws are pretty simple for any business, crypto or otherwise. Here he is explaining that concept at an MIT Bitcoin meetup in July 2022. Don't do fraud, don't lie, don't release materially incomplete statements. That then creates a basis for liability, liability from a criminal authority, be it a Department of Justice or liability in a civil context. Yet according to Caroline Allison's guilty plea, they had trouble following even those rules. In her sworn testimony, she said, quote, I agreed with Mr. Bankman, Fried and others to provide materially misleading financial statements to Alameda's lenders. Could Miller or any of SPF's lawyers, for that matter, be one of those others? Sam's other allegation that Miller contacted the DOJ to turn over documents that led to his indictment days before SPF linked, which controlled the company, makes Miller start to look even sketchier. But even if Solkrom really does have a true conflict of interest, could SPF really use their role in everything that happened to get an acquittal? Given that I'm not a lawyer, we pose that defense to Mark Litt, the prosecutor who took down Bernie Madoff. Can a lawyer be a criminal? Sure. Yeah. Can a lawyer be part of a criminal enterprise? Yes. Do they often go down? I don't know a lot of reputable lawyers who are going to bless lying to investors, lying to banks, intermingling funds, lying to auditors. If he happened to find one who knew all that was going on and blessed it, then maybe as a defense. But I tend to doubt it. You can't think of it as, well, oh, well, you know, Sullivan and Cromwell was involved or a former Sullivan and Cromwell lawyer was involved and, geez, he said he seemed to think everything was okay. That's not an advice of counsel defense that negates criminal intent. That's an excuse masquerading as an advice of counsel defense. Advice of counsel defense is very specific and narrow. You need competent counsel and they'll stipulate that any lawyer at Sullivan and Cromwell is competent in the subject area that they're being asked about. Second, every material fact has to be disclosed to them. Third, you have to seek their legal opinion on a subject. And fourth, you have to follow the advice. So if the defense can make out those elements, I would think they'd be able to present the defense and it might have a shot of winning. So Sol Cromwell might not be saints, but as we covered last time in episode one, SPF isn't exactly facing a trial over FTX's collapse. He's charged with a lot of things that led up to FTX's collapse. Arguably, what's alleged to have happened post -collapse matters more for FTX's victims. And if you ask them, the reviews are mixed on exactly what's played out thus far. If I'm going to judge Sullivan and Cromwell and John J. Wray from my purview of being someone who's seen these things in bankruptcy, I would give them a very low grade because you can say, oh, this is crypto, it's difficult, but it's not that difficult. And sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't. I will say that these debtors are extremely bad in my professional experience. That was Mr. Purple, a pseudonymous crypto investor who has experience following bankruptcy proceedings. For former FTX customers like him, Sam's spat with Sol Cromwell matters very little, as long as the firm can help achieve a meaningful recovery of their funds. And despite the fact that legal fees are stacking up, the bidding market for FTX customer claims is showing a growing hope they might not be stuck with pennies on the dollar. Another way to frame it is, you know, there's a claims market for FTX claims, trade claims, trade actively. There's a little niche of traditional finance that all they do is go around to different bankruptcies in all industries and they buy claims. This is this is a, you know, a subsector of of investing. And this is a huge bankruptcy. So this has been a very big liquid market. Right. And the first, you know, we're a very big creditor in this. So, you know, I'm in active conversations in this claims market. First, first bid we saw was in Thanksgiving and it was like six cents. That was the first bid. Six cents on the dollar, six cents on the dollar. And now now it's like 40 cents. And so it's gone from six to 40 cents. So then I'm like, OK, well, that feels quite good. Yeah. And OK, these guys are charging a load of money for that, but they have taken us from six cents to 40 cents. With both FTX's bankruptcy case and SPF's criminal case unfolding in real time, one may very well impact the other. We filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the CFTC to share the report. Sam says Solkrom filed to support that FTX's structure was above board. The agency denied our request, saying it's unable to share documents that, quote, could interfere with the conduct of federal agency law enforcement activities. And of course, as long as Solkrom selected John Ray is running the show at FTX, it's unexpected anything comes out to support SPF's case. FTX, too, didn't get back for comment. So unless SPF has direct evidence of lawyers being aware of FTX's shaky financials and helping for years to cover it up, it's hard to judge SPF's advice of counsel defense or the idea that he thought he was in the clear leading up to the collapse just because his lawyers said it was fine. As Litt said, that sounds more like an excuse than a defense. As a community owned Web3 media outlet, Coinage will be breaking down everything we've learned together through this series and curating still unanswered questions at Coinage .Media. I'm Zach Guzman. This was the second part of Coinage's investigative series covering SPF's defense. Stay tuned for episode three, where we'll explore another pillar. Of SPF's defense. You've been listening to the SPF Defense on the Coindesk Podcast Network. Follow the Coindesk Podcast Network to get all the Coindesk shows in one place and head over to Coindesk .com for all the Sam Bankman freed coverage. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Top 3 Crypto Sectors for MASSIVE Profits In 2024! (Accumulate Now)
"There are three crypto sectors which I believe are going to be the pillars of next cycle and thus I am positioning my portfolio concentrated around these three sectors. In front of you on the screen right now, you can see the historical snapshot of the market during the peak of the 2017 bull run. Take a look around, look at the top 50. How many coins here didn't end up featuring in the 2021 bull run? You've got Lisk, you've got Omizgo, you've got Stratus, BitShares, Ardor, Hyper Cash, Bytecoin etc. All these ancient relics ended up fading into oblivion come the 2021 cycle where we saw coins like Polkadot, coins like Terra, Avalanche, Solana all outperform and exhibit massive gains versus their old counterparts. So if you go into this next cycle investing in the old relics of last cycle and not addressing the current problems we have in crypto right now, I think you are in for a rude awakening come the next bull run. So instead, why not focus on the biggest problems of next cycle? Be preemptive here and start anticipating what some of the biggest upcoming trends are going to be. Then you can reverse engineer that process and start building the foundational blocks of your portfolio now setting yourself up for success in next cycle. So today I want to talk about three major verticals that I am eyeing in crypto and I'm three of the biggest sectors next cycle. I'm also going to give you coin picks from each of these sectors and give you my strategy with each individual category. Without further ado, let's get straight into the video. Now the first major sector in crypto that I think is undeniable as the driving force behind crypto's price performance and also the lifeblood of a lot of the market is simply speculation. I mean just think about it, humans are innately gamblers. The entire premise of stock market's growth over the last century has essentially been people speculating on asset prices going up in the future. Crypto is the biggest and most accessible casino in the world so when it comes to human speculation it is definitely well positioned for significant upside. Now as long as humans exist I believe that their desire to speculate will exist because humans are innately gamblers and for that reason I'm bullish on human greed. So when it comes to crypto how can you position yourself on the premise that humans will want to speculate next cycle? Well in my opinion there are really two growth verticals here when it comes to human speculation. Yes it is the most basic of the three narratives of today's video but it is also the most obvious one. Crypto's use case whether we like it or not is gambling and is speculation and for that reason you can divide this up into a gambling platforms that facilitate people's ability to speculate and two platforms like DEXs that allow people to speculate on the market specifically. So when it comes to gambling platforms I think it's undeniable like rollbit for example has been a major prominent pillar of this sector given the fact that it's been able to do over 25 million dollars of 30 -day casino revenue and as a result has burnt 5 .3 million dollars worth of rollbit tokens. This is an example of a protocol that is really primed to capture that human greed factor considering it offers a casino product, a crypto futures product and a sports revenue product. I haven't seen many other great gambling platforms in crypto launch so for today's video I think rollbit is the obvious selection here but as they start to launch and as some better products start to come out in this niche definitely gambling platforms is something I have on my horizon because as I said I'm bullish on human greed. Now if you look at rollbit's fees you can also see that comparatively it stacks up pretty well to the rest of the market with it actually generating more in the past 30 days than the blockchain Tron, the biggest DEX on Ethereum Uniswap, the Bitcoin network, it's only behind ETH and Lido in terms of revenue generation so that's a super interesting vertical. Now the other vertical in terms of capturing speculation next cycle is of course the DEXs because if you view crypto as the ultimate casino then in this world the exchanges by default become the house. Now when retail comes back volume returns, volatility returns and more importantly risk appetite returns which in my opinion it inevitably will then the DEXs and the centralized exchanges are going to be the biggest beneficiaries but due to the recent regulations surrounding centralized exchanges and due to the transformative shift we have seen over the last few months from centralized exchange trading to DEX trading I think DEXs considering this environment are going to be some of the major beneficiaries when it comes to capturing revenue from what we call the crypto casino. So I am looking to position myself in the top DEXs in the market, the top -notch products which have a clean and intuitive UI because I believe that stickiness comes from a great user experience, a diverse range of trading pairs and prompt listings of the new hottest crypto coins and products, competitive fees and strong referral programs because we know exchanges like Bybit were built around really strong referral programs and a DEX is going to need to capture that in order to fully harness its growth potential. So at the end of the day it comes down to user experience when we can get a centralized exchange like experience on a DEX then I think there is really an incentive considering crypto regulation for people to actually use these DEXs. Now what are some of the products I'm looking at? GMX clearly has been one of the leaders in this sector, it's also heavily discounted in price since its highs, this is definitely one that I've got on my list. Gains network as well is another one that I've got on my list considering the fact that it supports 64 trading pairs, they've also got forex and commodities so it's not just crypto that you can speculate on on the blockchain and there's also a bunch of other features that they offer. They give up to 150x leverage, I mean that by definition appeals to the degens, they give 250x leverage on commodities and 1000x on forex in some cases, they also support collateral deposits up to 250k and DAI is also a stablecoin supported as collateral. They also have a few interesting features like lookbacks for better execution, one click trading for a better trading experience. So in terms of current trading products that are on the market right now in the DEX form, I think G -Trade and more broadly the Gains network team are doing a really good job at pioneering this space. Now of course Gains is a partner of the show, if you do want to trade on G -Trade there is a link in the description. If you haven't yet, I think you are missing out because it's an amazing trading experience and for those that are looking for a new trading home, I think this is one of the best products on the market right now. Another DEX that I'm looking at is DYDX. These guys are going for a really novel and pretty ambitious approach to solving the DEX problem with their own chain. They did decide to leave Ethereum and launch their own chain on Cosmos, that's super bold. If it fails, it could fail spectacularly but if it pays off, it could really pay off spectacularly due to the additional composability that deploying on Cosmos gives you over deploying an EVM application. So this could be a massive success, we don't know yet but if it is, it's definitely something that I'm interested in getting exposure to. Just keep in mind that there is a big token unlock coming. I am expecting DYDX to issue some sort of big announcement to try and offset some of the sell pressure but just keep in mind that there is a bunch of sell pressure coming and you're probably going to want to DCA slowly into this one as not to take on any unnecessary risk during a bear market. Now I've got one more option for you if you're interested in this whole speculation DEX narrative and that's say network. So you don't just have to bet on the specific DEXs, you can bet on the infrastructure, the platforms that are facilitating speculation and say by default is a layer one blockchain that is specifically being built for traders because they're offering fast finality which is very important when it comes to executing trading, a twin turbo consensus mechanism which is very important for the overall performance of the network, they have a native matching engine that allows exchange teams to leverage that to build their own exchange products and also they have front running protection built into the layer one blockchain. So pretty much what you need to know is say is a blockchain built specifically for trading applications and if you want exposure to this narrative this is definitely an interesting one. Price wise it's essentially been down only since its launch but this is one that I'm looking at accumulating maybe let's say over the next six months to a year slowly accumulating to position myself in this narrative I think say is a super interesting unique bet. Okay now let's get into sector number two and that is real world assets. DeFi has a big problem right now, the interest rates across the world have increased significantly since 2021 so there's less of an incentive to stake money in DeFi yield farms. I mean back in 2021 when interest rates were essentially zero people were desperate and they were starved for yield so they were parking capital in DeFi where you could get 10 to 20 percent of your stable coins, 20 to 30 percent on your ethereum. It was amazing right? Well those days are over and now for DeFi to succeed and become sustainable it's going to need avenues to attract capital into the ecosystem and I think the number one vertical for this is real world assets so that's essentially tokenizing assets like real estate gold collectibles cars and intangible assets like equities bonds carbon credits and trade finance and bringing it on chain in the form of a token and enabling users on chain to deposit into vaults to earn yield on real life assets so if that is a property it can be divisible into a bunch of tokens offered on chain so you can essentially invest into a property instead of going through the rigmarole of investing it in real life with big barriers to entry you can take a lesser barrier to entry and divide it up into a bunch of fractions to allow people to invest and earn yield on that property on chain but bonds are another example instead of having to go through a traditional trading house and centralized entities which take huge transaction and management fees you can go straight peer -to -peer on a DeFi or crypto product which allows you to invest in things like bonds and treasury bonds so it's super interesting the real world asset space and as you can see the boston consulting group expects this space to 26x from 0 .6 trillion dollars to 16 trillion dollars by the year 2030 with their high case so their bullish case being 68 trillion dollars which is 113 x from the current market cap of real world assets so this could potentially be a whole lot of money coming into the crypto ecosystem so clearly real world assets are a massive growth vertical and this is one that i'm interested in positioning myself towards because if we do see a massive influx of tokenized assets coming on chain this could be a huge attraction for new tbl to come into the crypto market now in terms of positioning myself for real world assets there's a few ways you can do it the first way is essentially betting on individual real world asset protocols and this is probably your most direct way but it's also the riskier because even if real world assets succeed if a specific protocol fails then your investment could still go to zero the safer way but the less upside way would simply to be to invest in the blockchains the l1s the l2s that you believe in and you think are going to be home to the tokenization of assets because at the end of the day these blockchains make sequencer fees and revenue which in some cases are paid back to holders so the overall value of the chain increases however as you guys know you're not getting as much upside of course so you've kind of got to decide whether you want to go for a protocol based approach or an infrastructure based approach i like to do a little bit of both because then i can capture some of the massive upside but i can also have some safer bets to hedge against some of the protocol specific bets in terms of protocol specific players my favorite ones fracks i've talked about this a lot in the past but they're doing a lot with their v3 they've got fracks lend they're not just a real world asset protocol they've got exposure to other niches as well to hedge as well so i do like fracks as a play this is my personal favorite one in the sector make it also interesting i don't own any and i'm not planning on buying any anytime soon but this has definitely been the the leader of this narrative considering that they've been able to accrue over 600 million dollars worth of vault value thanks to their importation of treasury yields on chain so this has been a really successful one but i'm also seeing many different real estate products collectibles marketplaces and super interesting products starting to launch in the real world asset space so this is definitely one where you want to keep some capital aside and look to position yourself in this one uh over the next few months this is definitely one of the biggest growth verticals next cycle especially if we can get anywhere close to that 68 trillion dollar figure that bcg did suggest as a potential growth target by the year 2030.
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New Details on Suspended Diplomat Robert Malley’s Security Clearance
"Into the thinking inner workings iran's foreign ministry to crucial time in the nuclear diplomacy even as tayron's portrayal of events is questioned if not flatly denied by others involved in the IEI they show how iran was capable the kind of influence operations that the united states and its allies in the region often conduct more specifically a German professor in the IEI this cabal offered to ghost write opinion pieces for tayron officials and others in the network sought Iranian foreign ministry staff advice about the US and Israeli conferences hearings per semifore quote the IEI participants were prolific writers about beds and analyses and provided insights on television and twitter regularly touting the need for a compromise with tayron on the nuclear issue a position in line with both the obama and rahani administrations at the time it reported the IEI again this cabal at particular access during the final years of former president barack obama's administration asan rahani was then the Iranian president quote the Iran experts initiative that's the IEI was born from a rahani administration eager to end tayron's pariah status following eight years of muhammad yabba dabba doo's presidency in he which courted holocaust denial and promoted the eradication of israel summit 4 reported quote quote this initiative which we call iran experts initiative IEI is consisted of a core group of six to ten distinguished second generation iranians of established
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That's why we are here. Joining us now is Russ Vogt, president of the Center for Renewing America. It is September 26th. The shutdown is looming on September 30th. Russ, thank you for joining us. We've had a lot of congressmen on the program, some great guys, Congressman Dan Bishop, Matt Gaetz, we've had Chip Roy. But I'll be honest, it is a Chinese fire drill. It is disorganized. You have people on every single side. I was on the phone this morning. No one knows what the heck is going on. So Russ, what are you hearing? What can we expect coming to September 30th? Do you think the government's going to shut down? I do think it's going to shut down. I think that's where we are. And I think it's good because this is the last leverage point we have against the Biden administration. And you're right, Charlie, in the sense that when you have kind of an intentional strategy on the part of leadership to force this into a corner, it's going to leave something to be desired on the execution front. But here's the good news. I think the House conservatives are increasingly united in forcing a conversation about moving forward on bill by bill and really focusing on the woke and weaponized restrictions that need to be put in place to put a vice grip around the Biden administration's activities against the American people. I think you're going to see those kinds of debates this week, and it's going to move to a good place in terms of the theatrics of the last several weeks. I want to make sure that we calm down the alarmism. So I received a couple emails this weekend. Charlie, I can't believe you want a government shutdown. I need my Social Security checks. Russ, let's tell the truth about this. Social Security still goes out. Medicare still goes out. Essential government services, which I find hilarious because if they're not essential, why do they have jobs? They should all be fired. This is a partial, very partial, let's just call it a fractional government pause because it's not actually a shutdown because they all get back pay. It's basically the secret that no one wants to say is that a lot of government workers are hoping for this because they basically get a vacation. Russ, tell us what really happens because this is important. You've got the parameters of this. Two -thirds of the federal government is on autopilot. Not a good situation, but the reality of where we are. So a third of the federal government is subject to what we call the annual appropriations process. But if you're on Social Security, there's nothing to worry about. You're going to get your check, and you're going to get your check on time. Medicare, the Department of Defense is going to continue to be out there defending our country. All of the people that are in the business of securing this country are going to be similarly at their posts. What this does is this says for those of you who are working on the Biden climate regulations at the EPA or the Department of Interior, sorry, you're going to have to go home. You're not going to be able to be at your desk and working. So this is not something – there are tried and true ways, and I've managed this for President Trump, to make this painless as possible consistent with the law. We thankfully blazed a pretty good trail on that, that they're going to have a hard time playing politics with this. We'll be holding them accountable. But in terms of the – this is not a situation where you're going to go off a cliff, and somehow you're not going to get your government benefits. It's just not the case. Okay, so let's get into this here. What then is the ask? Because the way I look at it, the way the stars have aligned, the universe, all of a sudden – I'm not happy about this, but it just so happens the border has never been as bad as it is right now. And that's like intersecting right with this funding fight over border security. Russ, if Republicans can't get this done, when there's 8 ,500 people illegally entering an eagle pass alone, I mean, it's not as if this is something that happened six months ago. This is actively occurring. Then Republicans are completely worthless. Russ, so what is the ask, and strategically, what is your advice for how they actually get it done? So my view is that they have had a wonderful banner, a messaging parameter called no security, no funding, that allows them to be able to go at this seminal threat that we're seeing along the border, and to make that a very, very important issue. I also think it allows them to deal with the weaponization at the Department of Justice. I don't think that we can leave this leverage point without doing something against the regime that is trying to steal the next election, and at the same time going against half the country and considering them enemies of the state. So I think there's a lot of things that can be done, but if we don't get to the end of this process and have dealt with those two issues, and then spend a lot of time trying to defund the offices doing the bad activities, I'll consider it a failure. So the goal needs to be then not paperwork processors on the border, but actual border security. That's a major difference. But also, I think that the pressure needs to be that Joe Biden needs to start deporting these people. He's hosting them and just releasing them into the interior of the United States. Exactly. And there's a specific rider that needs to be put in place, and Stephen Miller has been calling for this some time, as well as Chip Roy. It needs to be illegal in the sense that you can't spend the money to be able to release someone into the border. That's the kind of thing that it's not just about changing laws that they ignore. It's about saying that a bureaucrat is going to be facing criminal charges in violation of the Anti -Deficiency Act if they ignore the appropriations law that's saying that they can't do that. And as a result, that will change a lot of the policies that we've been asking for. So we're looming towards this lockdown. Re -emphasize what you're saying about leadership. How has leadership basically set the table for failure? Build that out for us. Sure. The year started with much promise. For the first time, House Republicans were governing with conservatives in their caucus, and they were achieving things that no one thought was possible to pass $5 trillion in potential cuts. At the debt limit deal, Kevin McCarthy walked away from House conservatives and went essentially into coalition with House Democrats. At the time, he used it as an excuse. He said, we'll do all this through the appropriations process. That was an excuse, because they then didn't move any of the appropriations bills themselves. It's not like these bills are passed out of the House and sitting in the Senate. Instead, they've had a pileup in which we are now up against a deadline, and they're asking for more time. But the problem is that McCarthy has never governed from the standpoint of we're going to use leverage points to save the country. Instead, he puts a cartel view on it, which is we're going to try to minimize what is necessary to get past this leverage point, because otherwise it will have political risk. I think you and I agree, we're not going to save the country without managing political risk, and we can do that. We have done that previously in shutdowns, and the country will reward Republicans when they fight over these leverage points. That's what we're asking right now, and I think conservatives are insisting on it, and so far, he's having to go in their direction. Yeah, and I think we need to reject the framing of shutdown, which, by the way, ideologically, all I'm on board for. Maybe a pause? I mean, how else can we message this? Because, Russ, here's what's going to happen, right? So we are barreling towards not getting a deal done on Saturday, right? And honestly, I hope a deal doesn't get done in the sense of enough, draw a line in the sand, show your voters you're fighting. It's better for no deal than a bad deal. I think you would agree with that, right, Russ? It's better for no deal at all than a bad deal. And so September 30th happens, and again, your Social Security checks still go out, Medicare still goes out, military still do. You have the DEI, you know, lesbian bureaucrats at the Department of Homeland Security or whatever that might not, you know, be going to work for a couple days. Honestly, good thing. So, but Russ, let's just kind of think about this. How could we better message it? Because the media, Sunday morning, I face the nation, CBS, all that full court press, Republicans shut down the government once midnight hits on Saturday night. So how do we get ahead of this and preemptively message it, not just be on our heels and play defense? Yeah, I mean, I think the reality is, to go back to the facts, what is occurring here is a lapse in funding. It is a lapse in funding. The government is not shutting down. The Department of Defense is still up and running. That would be the case if it actually shut down. Those people would not be at their post. What is happening? Funding is lapsed. Funding will come back on when Congress reaches a deal. And I think if we can communicate facts in that vein, we will help our case and explain to the American people what's actually going on. But here's the thing that I would say. These leverage points in which there is confrontation, there is political risk, are incredibly important because the only chance that we get to get the country's attention. It's when people who are not listening to politics are listening to their Christian music station or whatever they're listening to. And all of a sudden they have the news update that's saying, OK, there's a government lapse. What are the terms that are being discussed? Oh, the weaponization of the Department of Justice. That's what we want. And that is a feature, not a bug, of our politicians here in the cartel of Washington, D .C. Russ, you're doing a wonderful job. Center for Renewing America. We're going to have you back on. September 30th is the big day. I think we're going to swing and miss. But honestly, I'd rather have us strike out with no deal than one that betrays our voters. Russ, thank you so much. You bet. Thanks, Charlie.
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"Right now, aviation companies like Lufthansa Technik are using virtual reality training to help their mechanics practice crucial engine maintenance skills, helping them prepare for real repairs. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. Go back 230 years of history, four and a half percent on the 10 year treasury yield. That's the average. So there you go. Yeah. 200 years? That's interesting because Katie keeps bringing this up. And what's great about it is there's, I don't think there's any way for us to actually check anyone's this because data goes back 200 and something from Taylor something years here. All right, guys, we've got a lot to talk about here. I want to start off with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is down about 389 points, around thirty three thousand and six hundred points down about one percent here on the day, but more importantly, a close back below its 200 day moving average. The first time that that's happened for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May. The S &P 500 lower by about sixty four points or about one and a half percent. It is close getting closer to that 200 day moving average, but we should point out it is now on the precipice of being an oversold territory when it comes to the RSI. The NASDAQ composite down more than 200 points or one point six percent. And the Russell 2000 going to finish lower on the day by about twenty three points or one point three percent. All right. Digging a little bit deeper into the big cap names, the S &P 500. We've got the S &P 500, as you said, remain broad based in terms of selling some four hundred and fifty five names to the downside. Katie, forty six to the upside to unchanged. So really a risk off day. And unless my eyes deceive me, you take a look at the industry groups. Every single one is down. We're talking about twenty four industry groups. Hopefully we'll show them soon. Every single industry in the red bear telecom was your relative best bet, but still down two tenths of a percent. And then you go down the list, some of the biggest loser, there's tech hardware.
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"Our house and our hometown was being targeted by the neighborhood kids. I would water balloon and tp our home and egg. It And my family is, you know the typical immigrant story where we've run an electronics store for most of my life, and as soon as 9 11 happened, Um, the rest of the vendors in the flea market building where my family had their business band together to entre petition to kick all of the Muslim businesses out of that building, So it was very significant. It was very trying and instilled a lot of fear into my young family, and I think that we are stories among the most privileged of experiences immediately. Post 9 11. Money is American by birth, and it was still a child 20 years ago, But Mona at the hallway was an adult on 9 11, and she was a newly arrived immigrant from Egypt. Her recollections bring into full view. Just how dangerous the days after 9 11 were from Muslims in America. I had moved to the United States the year before 9 11. I married an American and we were living in Seattle at the time of the attacks. My brother and his wife were visiting us. And I remember the phone rang at six a.m.. It just would not stop ringing and it was my late ex mother in law because I'm not divorced. And she has passed. And I picked up the phone and she said, Turn the television on Turn the television on something terrible is happening in New York. The towers are falling. We turn the TV on. I ran upstairs to wake up my brother and his sister. And I remember I turned to the moon and I said to them if this is Muslims are going to round us up. We're going to be put in camps. I was terrified, and we did not leave the house for two days because my sister in law, war hijab or headscarf, and we were really worried about her. We wouldn't Seattle which is supposedly this progressive, you know, liberal city, but we were really worried about her and I worries were not unfounded. Because just a couple of days after 9 11, a man tried to set our local mosque on fire in Seattle. He was too drunk and two Muslim men coming out of congregational prayers. Tied to stop him as he was pouring gasoline on the you know, near the mosque grounds and he tried to shoot them. And, um, soon after. This failed often attempt the neighborhood around the mosque, not Muslims, but the non Muslims. Flooded the door of the mosque with bouquets of flowers because my my now ex husband drove us to the mosque to make sure everyone was okay, and it will just flowers everywhere and notes of support. From the people in the neighborhood, and for the next two months, there were two people from those neighbors around the mosque standing guard outside the mosque every day, holding up signs saying Muslims are Americans to protect the mosque. So that was in. That was September of 2000 and one And you know, you mentioned the attacks against Muslims and you know, we talked about recently Muslim women. I had a Muslim friend, Muslim woman friend at the time who like me, does not wear a headscarf. She is visibly said, Well, she's brown. So I don't think that these Racists could tell that she was South Asian. But she was leaving a restaurant in Seattle again, You know, liberal progressive Seattle when a group of white men shouted at her white husband, What does it feel like? A terrorist. So you know anyone who did not look quite anyone who is suspected quote unquote of being a Muslim was being targeted for hate. While both Amani and Mona had first hand experiences of Islamophobic bias, bullying and violence by individuals in the weeks and months following 9 11. Both women insisted we should focus on official policies rather than interpersonal attacks. Amani began by reminding our audience of the National Security Entry and Exit registration System, or N Sears, which was enacted in the months following 9 11. NC program, which came to be during the war on terror and still existed under Obama was an actual nationwide database of Muslim men from a list of.
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"WI BC Mobile news on the level on the go, the president's reasoning Sunny and 66 downtown. I'm Kirk Darling, Here's what's trending at 10. 30 Attorney General Todd Ricketts is mulling over a lawsuit. Over President Trump's president Biden's rather executive order mandating covid shots for federal workers, Biden says it's in line with what many other companies are already doing on their own. Some of the biggest companies are already requiring this United Airlines Disney Tyson's food and even Fox News. Rokita says that he and other like minded attorneys are looking over the order. A bike race on massive this weekend is going to make that a very busy area. Right Matt Bear. The massive criteria will cause streets to close around the massive cultural district here this afternoon. Starting at 1 30 massive is going to be closed for a couple of blocks, not to mention E Street and Vermont Street streets are expected to reopen sometime this evening. Then tomorrow morning, beginning at six a.m. streets. We can closing for the Indy criteria, including parts of Meridian, Illinois and pen. You can find out more by going to add Wi bc traffic from the WI BC Traffic Center I'm Kirk darling on the level on the going on w I b c dot com I don't remember how I felt. I never thought I do. Live touring about my Hey, Mark. It's time. My hurry. Get ready for rush hour. Not feel the need the need hurt be everybody Buckle up hits the mark and Rob speed Brown. Alright, so little disclaimer here. I am operating from the standpoint because it was set in the story that everyone in the story is 18 years or older. Which totally, you know it like squares with your rule of life. Yes. Yeah, if at any point It would be to be determined. Yeah, that that reporting were incorrect. Yes, I negate you hereby retract Recount, No recall recant and will delete everything you're about to say, Uh did I cover.
"six a.m." Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Traffic begins at six. A.m. Keep listening to Orlando's Morning news for the six a.m. expanded new speed on wdbo. Good morning to you. It's 5 38 I'm scouting is Orlando's Morning news on Wdbo one. Oh, 73 FM and am 5 80 Orlando's news and talk. We appreciate you getting up with us this morning. We like to be an uplifting show here on Orlando's Morning news, especially on Fridays. But look, there's no denying that this is gonna be A tough day. It's going to be a tough weekend 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on 9 11. Oh one. Nearly 3000 people. 2977 people perished in those attacks in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is hard to believe for me that it was 20 years ago. In a way, it just seems like yesterday because I was hosting Orlando's morning news here on Wdbo that day. And we were about to end the show. When we saw on one of the monitors above that one of the twin towers were struck by something, and the original report was that it was struck by some sort of small plane, a Cessna plane or something like that. But it was just a few minutes later that we found out that it was much bigger than just a A small plane. And I remember looking up at the TV as we were heading to break and seeing all the black billowing smoke coming from that tower, And I thought, Okay, Yeah, this is this is serious business here. And off. We went into continuous coverage from ABC all day long, pretty much, and I just remember listening and watching the coverage, hoping that it was like I was hoping it wasn't real like the whole day was just almost surreal. I was hoping that it was It was just a nightmare. Just a dream like this can't be real. And I remember going home later that day. And while it was a very, very sunny day in New York, in Washington in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, it was kind of overcast. Here in Orlando on that day, and I remember as I drove home, looking at each and every like rental truck that I passed going Is that guy terrorist? Looking at the airplane above. There was one airplane in the air going It. Is that a terrorist is that person flying toward a building in downtown Orlando? That was the mindset that you were in at the time. It didn't make a whole lot of sense. But that was the mindset you were in. It was just It was just a very surreal day on so many fronts. And it was the stuff going through your head. When you were just you were just discombobulated the whole day. You were just totally discombobulated and I can remember thinking from this day forward, our lives are going to change. And they have They have indeed that this guy was going to say after the first plane hit. And the initial reports were like you said It could have been a Cessna you think, Okay? An accident don't know how an accident could have happened on such a clear blue Sky Day, but it happened when the second plane hit. We're at war. You just know now it's intact. We're at war. And now the question who? Yeah, you know, and it just It's amazing how quickly went out from a Innocent little accident two. We're at war. We're at war, and and we certainly were from that day forward, And I think all of our lives that the nation changed as well. And one of the things that you remember about that day, and about that time period was Everybody came together. You know, there were no Democrats. There were no Republicans. It was just We're all Americans, and we all came together. And and I hate to say I miss that era because I don't It was a horrible, horrible time in our history. But the one thing I do, Mrs We were all together as a nation. I called the sense of community because your point after I got out of work that morning and went home, I I just I wanted to get something to eat. I went to a fast food place and as I'm standing in line Everybody there in line was talking to each other. That never happens. We're all talking. We're all one. We're all one family people behind the counters. Every word. I mean, people that we would never normally do this. And from that specific point. It was great that we were all together. We were all one. And like you said there was no divide. There was no black white or left or right. It was We were all one. Yeah, Yeah. You know, and coming up at 8 40 this morning. I'm going to chat with a friend of mine. His name is Louis Morales. Uh, he moved here to Central Florida in 2000 and three up to that point. He had been a detective in the Queen's Police department. And Louis was actually he worked until two a.m. the night before. I got the call early in the morning that one of the towers had been hit, raced out of his home race down to ground zero. And he was one of those first responders who was actually running toward the building instead of running the other way, and I talked to him a little bit yesterday, and I said Louis, I've got to be honest with you, man like, not nothing trains you for that, like they're trained in specific areas, but nothing can train anybody for what they saw on that day. And I'm just wondering like if I'm a trained police officer, I have no idea what I would have done at the time. But am I going the other way? Like I and and and also many of these people who ran toward the building, unfortunately, are gone at this point. Um And Louis is a guy who suffers from pulmonary issues who suffers from PTSD. The last two years have been very, very difficult for Louie and I said, Louis, do you regret what you did? He said. No, he said, I would do it over and over and over again and that That is the definition of a hero. So I want to hear from you guys on the open Mike this morning about 9 11 20 years ago. What were you doing? What were you thinking? Uh, what What was what was going on? And your head as you were watching and listening to this stuff unfold in New York in Washington And in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I want to hear from you all morning Long open mic feature there. In the Wdbo app. It's 5 44 now Wdbo Scott Inez with your Endo's Morning news. Let's get your five day forecast now brought to you by protect air conditioning and plumbing services Chief meteorologist Tom Terry.
"six a.m." Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Saturday mornings right here on ESPN 1000. He will be giving us opinions on picks throughout the year, and we will keep the record and Sean See, let's get things started the Eagle's head on the road to Atlanta to face off against the Falcons. The Falcons are the favorite by three eagles and Falcons. How do you see this matchup going? I'm going this matchup with the Falcons because the Falcon Falcon is a lot faster. Than an Eagles eagles have got the big broadness the You know the big talents and they may be good up on the line, and they may be able to snatch up on here, but any kind of open area those Falcons are just going to smoke them. Dark birds are just going to be great, too, And they put a couple of Peregrine Falcons in the backfield. They're not at the secondary. That isn't even gonna know what hit him. All right, Sean. So I got you down Falcons minus the three another matchup here on the list. Seahawks on the road against Colts Seahawks in cold. How do you see this one going? The Seahawks and the Colts. I'm going to have to go. Seahawk is basically an Osprey. Okay, That's what The bird is and I'm gonna have to look at the Seahawks on this one, because while the culture it's a horse, there are bigger. They don't have that peripheral vision as much as a Seahawk does. And a sea hawk is going to be able to pick off those flies. It's going to be able to do a few other things that just might confuse The cold. And they're going to just edge them out. I think they really do have that skill. All right, So I got you down Seahawks minus the three. Uh, if it's okay, I want to go to the college game right before we get to one other game in the NFL in the game I'm looking at in college would be Saturday night. The Texas Longhorns there, Favorited by seven. They're going against the Arkansas Razorbacks. So long horns and razor bags. How do you see this matchup playing out? You know. About Longhorns have got they've got the bulk. They've got the strength. They've got the size. My my thing is those razorback. You know, they're quick. They could do some fancy footwork. No hoof work on the field. I should say fancy hoof work on the field and this spin around some of those Longhorns. And if they get past that landed Longhorns, they may be able to score a lot easier than many other people think. If it's a thrown ball. It ain't going to work. It's going to be a this is going to be a A game. That's one on the ground. All right, so long horns. Maya's the 71 more game for you, Chauncey. We've got to get your opinion on this. Chauncey's football picks with Black and Abdullah, The Chicago Bears the Bears on the road Sunday night Football. They are the underdog by 7.5 points against the Rams, Bears and Rams. How do these two match up? Well, it's an interesting matchup, because yes, our Chicago Bears are you know Bear is a big brawny. They've got a lot of strength to their body. Speed is only good in a short distance. Very few bears can out, you know, make that long 100 yard run and be okay. I think they're going to you know they can do well, but you know some of the problems that a black bear has Is that they're you know, they're claws are just not made all the time to grasp that they can get a ball like if it's coming out of the backfield, somebody shoved that bone the gut of a bear. He could wrap his claws around it because they curl in a little bit. They were able to take that ball all the way and, but I'm just not sure how they're going to do that around, though. Boy, those guys a ram is going to be hard to be first of all, they're fast. Their footwork and huff huff work not for work. Hope work alongside lines is really good. Remember, these are the guys that are walking up and down in the mountains without falling off of them. They hit that sideline. They could just do that little fancy Dancy stuff can just go right down the line and score a touchdown. The other thing, too is you know the head of Iran is pretty damn thick skulled. And if if a bear goes up to grab that ball, I can guarantee Iran has two Rams are going to smack him on his side. That there is going to hit the ground pretty hard, and he may not always get up. I want the bears the wind, but I'm going to have to go with the Rams on this one. All right. Got you down Rams right there. So, Chauncey, your football picks. Thank you very much. What can we here on Saturday morning with you at six. A.m.. This Saturday. We actually we talking about One of the fastest little critters that on the face of the earth. It's a good thing that there are no football teams named the doves because they would win for speed every week. A dog is that fast, really, We're going to talk about dove hunting, alright in Illinois and other states. And then we're also going to be having a conversation with another friend of mine about musky fishing because the waters are getting cool and musky fishing is going on and You know if you're up tomorrow morning about 5 30, you could meet me and Captain Tony at Winter Harbour, You know, obviously Uh, thank you, Chauncey. We'll talk to you next week for your pics. Thanks, guys. That's Chauncey Burr chances. Great outdoors. You can listen to him every Saturday morning from 6 to 7 A.m. Right here on ESPN 1000..
"six a.m." Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Courtney Cronin. He's Myron Medcalf. We're talking NFL simulations for the 2021 season now. The number one overall pick. Coordinate, according to this article, is going to the Carolina Panthers. And that would lead you to believe that everything fell apart with Sam Donald in the experiment that they tried to enact there in Charlotte by trading for him, giving him the fresh start that he is so badly needed. And a if they're getting the number one pick. That means that Donald probably out of the league or at least not starting for anybody next season. And just how badly this will have failed in the first couple of years of Matt rule That would lead me to wonder. Is this a coach that has tried too hard to make the college stick work in the NFL? And is this somebody who would eventually end up? When this team does get the number one pick, trying to hightail it out of there and go back to college somewhere. It wouldn't be surprising, right? His his predecessors did that same thing when they went to the next level and realize that It wasn't going to work out. It was a different culture. It was a different environment, so I think certainly there could always be that threat format rule, especially if a good college job opens up. I think this simulation also says that Christian McCaffrey coming back wasn't enough to help them overcome some of their flaws as well, because you still needed Sam Donald to step up, which is what he couldn't do in New York. Obviously the culture was a lot different under Adam Gaze. You thought the fresh start might be different. And if that's not the case, then where does Sam Donald go from there? But I'm with you. This could be a turning point, both for Sam, Donald and Matt rule. If things work out the way the computers say they might And his computer says that Donald will beat his old team The New York Jets in week one, uh and then go on to earn wins against the Saints, Texans and Eagles they've lost to the Cowboys did start out foreign one. Um, But those opponents clearly are not that difficult. And so that four and one record will eventually look back as a mirage. But again, a projection a simulation. There's 285 of them that these computers went through a really good article that we're going to discuss at other points throughout the next 4.5 hours here on ESPN Radio in the ESPN app, But coming up next Jeff Passan, our good friend here to talk about the major league baseball postseason picture. That's next here on ESPN Radio and the ESPN app. Yeah. Where's Jay Williams? Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend when it's all over. Catch our new show, Keyshawn J. William Max as we talk NFL and set up the baseball pennant races, starting at six A.m. Eastern, right here on ESPN Radio. Are you paying too much for term life insurance? There's a tremendous price war. Among the major term life. Companies and rates have dropped dramatically in the past few years. For example, for a man aged 45 non tobacco user, It's $1 Million of coverage at $75 per month.
"six a.m." Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
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"six a.m." Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"So my wife through a shower for Maggie. Awesome. I was up at six a.m. running errands. Please go get ice. Please go do this, please. Farmers market. Sure, whatever it took whatever it took, because you were asked otherwise, you'd be in bed. No. Sha what? Six a.m. On a weekend? Of course you would know, Dude, I wake up every day at like 4 30, Okay? All right, but you're not moving around going to the farmers market at six. Seven or seven. Why? Why are you waking up at 4 30 Saturday and Sunday? I just do body clock. You can't help it. I can't help it old. That's what it is. When you get older. You just You just want more sun sunlight. You just want more time. I don't know if this is going to be it. I'm going to wake up and enjoy today and by the way at dinner The waiter came over and I said, Hey, what's your name? Immediately. They're all you know. 20 some year old at the table. Sure. What? Dr Rick. You don't need to know the way they're. Yeah, of course. Of course. You can't help yourself. We really need to have Dr Rick on to help you. You really are turning into your parents. I mean, every day, just stuff like I mean, you're asking me about who's dead twice a day. I'm only with you for four hours a day. Is he still alive? Who goes through the orbits you do? You're just missing a cup of soup. That's all you're missing and a nice fish. That's all you're missing. Wow, I need to know if he's dinner alive now. By the way. It's weird. Those candles You get overhead for that. Let's keep just odd questions. Where does he know your name? I'm cap. And my wife's name is Mindy. Yeah. Nobody cares about that. Just put your order ready to get out of there. All right. I have to deal with this idiot for two hours. Better tip well, anyway, Willson Contreras called out his team. He was none too pleased with the shutout loss to the Cardinals on Saturday and so after the game The media asked him about the team's effort. I feel like everybody was off. Everybody was distracted. I don't know why probably because the all Star but also break is really close. Tomorrow is the last game of, uh Of the first half. And I don't think that way. But, um, I don't think we were on today really hard, especially You want to win? You want to fight for anything that That is in your control. Also, we have to understand that this is a team effort. Just wanna keep doing my job they were playing. It's not going to change. Does on everybody's, uh, work ethic and and and job we had to win as a team, but also I can. No, I cannot, uh Ask everybody to play like I do or to play or to play like like Bis, unite play. Everyone is different and not the they might retire. But I mean, I'm here to win. I'm here to win. I'm here to compete, and that's what I like to have from from everybody else. We have in a top. There's right now. I think we had to be turning around. But like I said, for it's not. It's not individual for So that was after the game. A couple of things that stood out to me. First of all, he paid himself in the corner that Contreras saying that you know, no one played plays as hard as me and Harvey He He isolated him and Javi as the two guys are playing the hardest. Would you think of that? When you heard that the first time So first of all, I love Willson Contreras. Yeah, and I'll put that to the side. He would be the guy that I would sign first. I think I've made that clear. Agree with you. Yep. I mean, you don't find catchers like that again. You see him get hit in the head on Friday. I do that helmet flew 15 ft in the air. He was not happy about it, but he got up and guess what he stayed in the game. He's a freaking beast. He's a warrior. Um I like that. He called his team out. I do. His manager didn't like it as much Now when you lump yourself in with Harvey Was having that pulled from a game for not hustling. I do recall that I do recall you and I reviewing that. Yes, And has Harvey had multiple moments where he thought he hit a home run. He stands at home plate during his career. That's correct. So that stuff has happened. If Wilson wanted to I think if he could go back and not let his emotions Bother him as much He was. He was hurt. He doesn't like where this thing is trending. He knows it's going to get blown up. So when he says all of that Would. Rather he has said, Look, We have issues in this clubhouse right now. I don't know if guys are looking over their shoulder, waiting to get traded if guys realize The dire situation we're in when you When you put yourself and hobby together like that and push everyone else away. I understand how that can be perceived by your teammates again. I love Willson Contreras, because he's a beast. Great. He did isolate himself and buyers in that spot. He did He made it seem like that was the only two guys is working harder than with the Cubs can't do that cap. Because if it was written in the paper, you know will be written. He did. He'd have that quote. You know, Only me and buyers are the ones that working hard, said Contreras 18 to 36. That's how it be written right? Because, like, what are you talking about? Like, Yes, I do like Contreras, because as we've talked about a lot here this summer about highlight how he takes the extra base right when others just concede a single He's going for a double in medium to maybe deep left center field in right center field. He'll go for two. That's pretty good for a catcher, So I like to hustle there. I like the way he is able to be a catcher, but someone had to say something, right? But Contreras the way he did it, though, Danny, where he just puts him and buyers in a box by themselves, the hardest workers and then the other side of it is it's almost like the Cubs like 123, Cancun. They could not wait to get out of there. He makes me like, what's the All Star break? So I think guys are looking forward to that more so than the game. That's that's also telling You're not trying to play out the string trying to work hard you make it seem like how some of these NBA teams are at the end of the regular seems like You put your hand in there 123 Cancun because we're out of here. That's not a good sign. I think it's interesting. He's lumping himself with Javi bias. But then when you go through the team, and you think about the faces of the franchise, you go to Anthony Rizzo. While he's been out a lot with a bad back, you go to Chris Bryant. He's out with a hangnail every other day. Jason Heyward. He could have lumped him. He could have lumped him in himself with Jason Heyward. I mean, Jason Heyward goes out and plays often he can't hit a baseball but he goes out and plays often I see why he loved himself with Harvey Bias. Those two guys right now are probably will not. I mean, Harvey is having you uniquely great season so him and Javi Baez are right now the two faces of the team that are playing the best right. What I didn't like was somebody needed to say what Wilson said. And I applaud him for saying it. I don't like that. David Ross disagreed with him. Here's the quote from David Ross quote. I think the message was a little misinterpreted in the context of what I heard him. Talk about. I don't think it's effort. I don't think it's focused. These guys are giving effort. There's no doubt about that. These guys work and prepare what you mean in this interpretive. You spoke clear English, he said. Exactly what he felt, he said. There's no effort. He said that these guys don't have focus. And then David Ross, who should have been saying the same things when they lost 11 in a row. It's like No No, You guys are misinterpreting what he said. No, no, no, no. He? Ross brings the harder edge though. That's why he's brought in. Apparently not..
"six a.m." Discussed on Wash FM 97.1
"Choosing us on a Monday, Toby until in the morning on 97.1 Wash. FM. So you mentioned that your significant other is going to be out of town and you're feeling some sort of way about it. Yeah, and I can't believe I'm actually feeling some sort of way about it because it's like for the first time in a hot minute. I'm not going to have like a wing person to run with on the weekends. That's in the adult persuasion. Not that my daughter is not fun, and sometimes you know the same, but it's not the same. She's you know, she's not that grown up adult that I can do adult things with and And what? Not no offense, Kyla. But, gosh, it's going to be a long 10 days. I don't even know how to handle myself thinking about it right now. It's like, what am I going to do with all of this free time? Okay, So how does she feel about being separated from you? Because this is a business trip for her, And she probably travels an awful lot. So this is a taste of what your relationship is probably going to be like right, Especially now that everybody is getting back to business travel. Hers happens to be international. So, uh, I guess it's going to be interesting because there's no there's no set plan for communication because of the time difference. She's going to be, like eight hours. Ahead of us are behind us. I can't even figure that out. You know, It's a significant thing, and I think she's okay with it. But I do know that I felt like this week and she was a little bit clingy, like she wanted to spend some time on Saturday night and then wanted to spend some time yesterday before she ran to the airport, and so she made it a point to stop by en route to Dallas. So I'm feeling like we're both kind of in the same sort of boat. I only had one long distance relationship. He lived in Boston. I lived here and we would only see each other. Maybe once a month, and I gotta say those reunions were so weak, so sure this might be a nice thing for your village. We'll let you know how it goes in 10 days. In the meantime, I've got to figure out what I'm going to do over the next 10 days when I'm not working. For Toby until you in the morning. It is 97.1 Wash FM, but chilly. Thank you for your well wishes. I hope that from your lips to God's ears in about 10 days because I have a feeling I'm gonna be a little pent up coming up. Look at the news, Toby until his top stories here on 97.1, Wash. FM President Biden taking another step today in tackling gun violence will tell you how in just a few minutes. Take a look at traffic right now. Lisa beaten, Go ahead. Although a crash is gonna d c to 95 northbound near joint base Santa costume bowling are delays are out of Oxon Hill Going north past the Naval Research Lab Inner loop. It's Central Avenue crash moved onto the shoulder in her lipid telegraph road crash to the side, but you'll slow coming out of the through in the local lanes Fair Land Road That's closed both directions between Randolph Road in Columbia Pike so they can document Ereck with Toby and chilly in the morning. I'm Lisa Biden on 97.1, Wash. FM. This report is sponsored by Juniper Networks. Companies from eight to zoom run on juniper networks with the ability to handle all that video traffic from your six a.m. with London to dinnertime chats with Mom. It's no wonder the fastest growing companies trust juniper from data centers to WiFi driven by a I get results at Jennifer dot net. You know, if we've learned.
"six a.m." Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Only as a group of really well funded start ups can adopt listening to release because it's usually just seen as an exit option for existing holders rather than an opportunity to fresh and you see most companies. Having the traditional like your market in Europe this year, breathing new fun. Okay? Some What influence? Then You also mentioned the retail investors. What influence are they having on listings that we say? I mean, there are now increasingly apps where people can get involved actually with IPOs. Is that it? Yes, I think that's right. I mean, you can probably talk to some of this, um, quite well as well. But Increasingly, companies are going out to retail investors in order to it has to sell shares and to raise money That's been seeing much more so in the US, you know where the retail investing market has really exploded over the course of this year. Driven by stimulus checks and, you know, as the stocks reporter now you spend an enormous amount of your time reading Reddit and and having to figure out who is going to to move that day. But what those investors are also interested in doing as I kind of touched on briefly is buying companies that they know you know, buying companies that they like and then in turn those companies, especially the ones that have had their demand boom during the pandemic, so You look in the U. S a company like only for example, you know, we make milk alternatives. They've seen a huge rise in demand and in order to capitalize on that they've listed and they are the sort of company again that if you do, as I do, spend a lot of time scrolling through reddit screens. Kind of company that gets mentioned a lot as as one that retail investors are attracted to so later when it comes to London's position. I mean, obviously post Brexit. There's been a huge focus on this in the past six months. What is the government here? The UK government doing to attract more startups, more tech startups and more of those all important listings? Yeah, You can really wants to make itself more competitive work in New York and keep homegrown unit gone from going go with these in such and such of more investor friendly lifting rules. The UK government is now looking to change the rules for listing on London and the UK government is also looking to go up the amount of fake that has to be floated in an I feel essentially everything that can make it more attractive for tech founders. Stay home here in London. Great My thanks to Bloomberg's equity capital markets, reporters waited Gopinath and to our equities editor Samaan said. Thank you both for joining me. I'm Carol in healthcare here in London. You can catch us every weekday morning here for Bloomberg. Daybreak. You're beginning at six. A.m. in London. That's one a.m. on Wall ST John. Caroline. Thanks.
"six a.m." Discussed on X96
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"six a.m." Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Standard time on this first day of June. Hope you had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. Monday was a scheduled end of the biennial Texas legislative session. And if you happen to be at the state Capitol building yesterday, you'd be forgiven for thinking that lawmakers wrapped up their business in the 140 days allotted. There were lawmakers in the family's posing for the rituals of photographs. The rush of last minute fixes to the inevitable technical errors and passed bills. And the formal recognition of capital staff. You know, the end of session loose ends before the gavel falls. But that was the stuff above the surface bubbling under where tensions between Republicans and Democrats, both sides acknowledging Will be coming back to the capital for a least one round of overtime work and a Twitter threat from the governor to deny pay for lawmakers. There were unfinished business. Just hours before adjournment. There was high drama in the Texas House. As Democrats staged a walkout last minute effort to derail a controversial bill that would severely Titan State election laws. One of the governor's top priorities here to tell us what happened and to look back on what got done and what didn't over the past 140 days. Madeline Michael Berg of the Austin American Statesman, and Jeremy Wallace of the Houston Chronicle in San Antonio. Express News. Welcome to you both. Great to be here. Hi, David. Thanks for having me Madeline. Let's begin with you Tell us a little bit about what happened late Sunday night. I described it is high drama. This had to do with Senate Bill seven. The bill that would severely restrict election processes in the state. That's exactly right. And you mentioned that there was heightened tension between Republicans and Democrats, but I think even more attention with was bubbling under the surface between the House as a whole and the Senate as a whole, largely over the passage of this bill. Senate leadership, including Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said the house was taking too long kept this bill to the floor to get it passed. They ended up Voting on it after eight hours of debate in the middle of the night, passing it at six a.m.. But on Sunday night in the House, the very last day that they could have passed any bills out of the house. House Democrats staged a walkout ahead of the midnight deadline to break warm on the House floor, which made it impossible for them to hold a vote on this election bill. This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened to derail, I suppose, usual parliamentary procedure. I mean, once upon a time there were there was a walkout in which lawmakers went to Oklahoma. And, uh, and took up residence at a hotel. I think a lot of us remember that many, many years ago. I wanna bring you in Jeremy. Uh, why the walkout it had they run out of parliamentary procedures to stop Senate Bill seven. Was that the idea? Well yesterday to some degree, the biggest thing that happened was, you know, a Zoe were talking about on Saturday. This is when really think started to kind of move getting ago in motion of this on what I mean by that is that was when There was a 20 page additional bill essentially added to the election bill in the dead of night. Essentially, that caught a lot of Democrats off guard. One of the biggest things that had in there that have been discussed at all was an ability for the state to overturn elections easier if there's even the hint of fraud. Maybe even more troubling for a lot of Democrats was that all the sudden they were going to cut the hours on Sunday in which you can do early voting that was a direct assault, according to state Senator Royce West from Dallas, a Democrat, He said that was a new attack on souls to the polls. And it is clear the intent of the Republicans was to just really jam a bill that was just absolutely impossible for Democrats to accept, And that's when the negotiations start to change from. Hey, we'll try to work with you on this bill to We're gonna have to do something extreme to respond to what's extreme coming from the Republicans right now. Governors. None too happy about the walk out and what happened here in the 11th hour? In fact, he was issuing Twitter threats as I understand it, Madeleine, is that right? That's right. Abbott took to Twitter after the Democrats decided to walk out of the chamber and he tweeted this. This very dramatic statement. He says no pay for those who abandon their responsibilities, and he's threatened to veto the article of the budget that funds the legislative branch. The governor has line item veto power when it comes to the massive budget that lawmakers passed each time they come to the capital for the regular session. An article 10 includes salaries for lawmakers there nothing to write home about they get about $600 a month, but it also includes funding for a lot of support agencies for the Legislature, including the budget board. A Sunset Advisory Commission. And so a lot of lawmakers kind of bristled at this threat from the governor and said, You know you're gonna make a monarchy. If you get rid of this one arm of the Legislature. We haven't seen that veto happened yet, but that's definitely a threat that's gonna be looming as we move forward. But he also has threatened not maybe not the threat. He said that he's definitely gonna bring lawmakers back for a special session in order to address this election's bill and some of the other priorities that didn't make it. We already knew, though, that lawmakers we're going to be returning in the fall, though, Jeremy, right? I mean, there's still the issue of redistricting to deal with. Yeah, absolutely, You know, you know, Typically in a session like this one, they would have been doing the redistricting following the U. S census data to make sure all congressional district and legislative districts are relatively equal. Lot that census data and never got here. It hasn't gotten here yet. Still, they still don't won't have this data. Probably until August. It sounds like now the question is, Does Governor Abbott you know, forced him to come back sooner than that? Or does he just try to attack it onto what they do in the fall? One of the things to look for is he's not gonna want them back in town for a little bit, because there's a lot of bills that he's going to be. Signing and be towing and if they come back to early within the window in which they could override him, he's not gonna want that to happen. And so I suspect we're looking at least 15 to 20 days before he would really want these guys back, and you know, Austin With a potential threat to override anything tries to veto. We just have a few minutes left. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to what was passed and what wasn't in the course of the 140 days of this session, Madeline, what would you consider to be the The headlines coming out of those 140 days. Give me three that you think people will be talking a lot about sure. I think number one has to be the response to the power outages in wherever there was a lot of focus on lawmakers and what they would actually do to respond to those outages. They passed from bills requiring weather a shit weatherization at power generation facilities..
"six a.m." Discussed on Z104
"Today's initiative. Stop doing dumb crap. You see on Tic Tac and, you know, sometimes we laugh about these stories. It was a little bit more serious. So pay attention. There was a teenage girls 13 years old. She's from Portland, Oregon. She was imitating something she saw on Tic Tac. Now she's in intensive care and has been for two weeks after accidentally setting herself on fire. I'm she was left with third degree burns on her arm on her neck. After this trick, she was trying went wrong. What was she doing? So she saw a video where somebody draws a shape with flammable liquid on their bathroom mirror before setting it on fire. I'm guessing it's probably a heart. They drew on the mirror and then set it on fire. But her family thinks that whatever mix she was using exploded, engulfing her in flames. Her mom found a candle lighter and a bottle of rubbing alcohol, which she believes erupted in the poorly ventilated bathroom. She says her daughter lived for Tic Tac's air phone was still recording footage after the accident. She had have three skin grafting surgeries. Has been in intensive care ever since the explosion on May 13th. She is expected to need several months to recover and regain mobility in her neck, shoulders, fingers as well as use of her arm again. You know, and this, you know, we believe Here's another thing. If you're not going to pay attention to them to me saying Don't do stupid crap seemed to get its fine. Don't do any of it alone. Don't ever do any of it alone, setting up your phone, But yeah, if you feel like, while this could go sideways, Make sure somebody else is there with you. I mean that other person. That second person could have the person who said holy cow and put her out quickly or Okay. This is a bad idea. Yeah. Yeah, Another person is to no don't do it like that. I think before we do this, I don't know. Just don't do it alone because that's when you get a lady who knows how long she was struggling there. Before somebody found her. By the way all day today all week this week to win these family fun, son. Oh, and water lots and lots of water. It's h 20 B x The outer banks number one family attraction. Wanna go listen to see one of four all week long. Every hour between six A.m..
"six a.m." Discussed on Movin 92.5
"Get up at six A.m., we gotta gotta get on. OK, How would you get out? Nine month old. Oh, never mind so big holder. You haven't slept in a while. Have you right? She actually sleeps about 11 hours and that we've been doing pretty good with the last few months. Oh, you're complaining about Wake up. Let's let's let's regroup Ryan's perspective. Okay, I'm with you, Ryan. That's annoying. Getting 10 hours every night. Yeah, now broad way, Leo. Happened party. All right. We're sending broke out of the studio, and you know how the game's played. You have 30 seconds to answer as many questions as possible. If you don't know when you can say pass and have to beat Bruck outright to win you ready? Yep. Here we go. Your time starts now. Emilio Estevez celebrates a birthday today He played head coach Gordon Bombay. In what nineties Disney movie. Buddy to more countries on the planet. Start with what letter than any other. He what gas is the main component in natural gas. Hydrogen when referring to the artist was Rembrandt, his first or last name? First before Pete Carroll was with the Seahawks. What university did he coach at? L s u All right, got our answers in. Let's bring Brooke back into the studio Ryan, aside from having an obnoxious daughter that wakes up at six in the morning. What's another interesting fact, The show should know about you, but my wife and I have two boxes that are kind of wild. One of them. He goes into spin mode. Sometimes it's like he's chasing his tail. But he's not just burning off energy. Like tiny stuff. We had a family boxer. She looked like Scooby Doo and E T had a baby. That's what our box look like. Yeah, but she was so ugly. She was so I did not realize that he was talking about dogs you when he was like we have two boxers in our house, and they just they drive us nuts. Good night, fighting all the time. They're crazy between them in the girl then, huh? You got a lot going on. All right, Brooke, we're back to you. You ready? All right, This is your chance to take off that loser hat. Your time starts now. Emilio Estevez celebrates a birthday Today He played head coach Gordon Bombay. And what nineties is More countries on the planet. Start with what letter than any other. Yes. What gas is the main component in natural gas? Ah petroleum or gas a pass when referring to the artist was Rembrandt, his first or last name first. For Pete Carroll was with Seahawks. What university? Did he coach? Yes. Great match there. We're gonna go to the scoreboard. See how you both did with Jose. Watch as frosting bologna. I did eat it. All right. You got to correct today. Okay. Okay. And Brooke? Yeah. The box of God is the young boxer doctor. Is Brooke taking the loser head off, and you already did. No, I put it back. It's OK. Take it off. You got four correct. No, I missed that. He Caroline, Right, assuming they said it, That's all right, man. Let's go over the answers for everybody here. Emilio Estevez celebrates a birthday Today He played head coach Gordon Bombay in the nineties Disney film The Mighty Ducks..
"six a.m." Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Health question. The Katya our news calling number to ask Dr Martin a health question or to make a health related comment is 602 to 775827. That's 602 to 77 K t a R 602 to 77 Katie. They are It's the doc. There. Bob Martin's show friends Well, It's my privilege and honor to be with you today because Long ago, I answered my chosen calling and challenge, which is all about getting help and assistance to the sick and infirm and those people who don't want to become sick and infirm. It's fabulous. It's awesome. To participate in a radio show forum, a talk radio show form where sick people tune in to get healthy and, well, people to stay that way. Welcome everyone. Welcome to this hour. The doctor Bob Martin's show. Let me start off, also by Wishing all of you special ladies in the audience today. Your mom's and mothers and grandmothers and sisters and wives and aunts and daughter in law's very happy and very healthy Mother's Day to you. For sure. Now this morning on the nationally syndicated version of this radio show, which is three hours in length. Which airs Starting at six a.m. every Sunday morning. Via my website at Dr bob dot com spelling out the where Dr D O c torto bob dot com Boy, did we have a lively program? This morning, and if you missed the three hour Show you should go and listen to it. Perhaps this coming Wednesday it will be in the podcast library in its entirety on that site. Dr bob dot com Lots of information important information. You won't want to miss out on learning about Now, just a little bit later in the program. I'm going to play for you. Excerpts clips from Fox News. The Tucker Carlson show. Because Tucker Carlson Is the very first television broadcaster to be brave enough to call it like it is when it relates to the potential risks. About covert 19 shots called them vaccines if you will. He detailed that this week? In a very brave and unafraid manner, one of the first television broadcasters to do it, and I'm kind of surprised it took somebody this long. We have been alerting you to the fact that there are risks associated with everything in health care and sick care. Vaccines are no exception. This show is not dedicated to talking people into or out of taking. Personal control of their health and making personal decisions. That are important. Such as either whether to get or not to get a vaccine of any sort, including a covert 19 vaccine. But this week Tucker Carlson over Fox News took it on. And he is really the first one to ever do it. And I give him credit for that for sure, and you need to listen to his entire segment. On it. But I've got some video or some audio clips that I'm gonna play for you. And political later in this hour, but I wanted to begin this hour with a very troubling finding. Related to vision. My doctors. Both ophthalmologists and optometry, sis. Are starting to notice. And have been noticing more of them. I problems associated with people who receive The covert 19 vaccine. I don't know if you know anybody who has Received it. Apparently, the government is telling us about 50% of all American adults have either received at least one covert vaccine. Ophthalmologists are saying That in just a few months. That these Vaccines were been available. The World Health Organization has received. Tens of thousands of reports. Of new eye problems, I disorders. That occurred after People took Coburn, 18 shot or the vaccination. These reports include cases of blindness. Visual impairment. The list goes down. I mean, it's all over the place. The European drug monitoring agency has never recorded such a severe spike in eye injuries and blindness. Until after The experimental vaccine we call Cove in 19 was launched. These reports were collected by V G base and analyzed by Uppsala Monitoring Center and up Celeste, Sweden. After half of the new eye disorders were additionally reported In the U. K's yellow card. Adverse event reporting system, which is the equivalent to our reporting system here in the U. S. Vars v. E. R. S that stands for Vaccine Adverse event reporting system, which is under the offices and managed by the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration. So We usually see these things first. In the UK in in Europe in general, because it seems as though they're reporting on it is less Hidden is more transparent is not censured or blocked or shadowed. Back in 2020, the vaccine makers Of the covert vaccines Weatherby, Fizer or Moderna or AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson. They had already brokered deals or entered into Liability free contracts with governments around the world. Meaning that If anybody was injured as a result of their rushed to the marketplace vaccine Which was fast tracked called Warp speed. Never done before in history. That if they were sued in response to an injury from the vaccine or a death Or if somebody tried to sue them, I should say They had. No liability whatsoever. And They had complete immunity away from any recourse or accountability. So vaccine companies air Frito Producer products without any Regard to risk These experimental Maxine's are designed so you know, to cause inflammation throughout the body. That's what they do. That's what they're about. That's what the inflammatory processes and when you start injecting spike proteins, which we know little or nothing about into human beings. And you re program human cells to produce inflammatory spike proteins. Anything is possible, especially when it's the first time vaccine out of the gate. Never never been put into a human being before. Now we're starting to see these cases of eye damage. Merely another symptom of this inflammation, assigning more serious problems to come. With the possibilities of blood vessels and capital Aires and auto immune diseases. So we see now mounting evidence. Of these eye injuries. Host. Co vered shots or covert vaccinations. That's what the ophthalmologists airai doctors are ethically obligated to report. The vaccines air, causing acute eye injuries at a scale. And our underlying the cause of inflammation in future, I disorders. And now we're seeing reactions to it. We're talking about the covert from Fizer. We're talking about the code. Vaccine from Moderna. And you see tens of thousands of cases of severe eye pain, blurred vision cases of people who cannot look at light because their lights intolerant. You know, going out into the sun is almost like a shock or going into a brightly lit room, Double vision. Another symptom that showing up These issues were not prevalent until the vaccine was used. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though, folks I mean, what you're told as a consumer is no big deal. They're rare. These problems are really rare. They're mild. This is safe. You might get a little swelling where the injection site is on your arm. Maybe a little feeling of fatigue. Maybe a headaches, muscle pain, fever, chills, nausea. All you can expect that, But that means it's working for you. What you're not learning about. Because it's mostly held back and you can guess why your choice. Is the Extreme amount of cases of ringing in the years that are being reported from covert 19 shots. Blood clots deep vein thrombosis ease. Women by the hundreds of thousands are reporting menstrual cycle problems. Those who have received Cove in 18 and those women who are around women. Who have received the vaccine who have otherwise not received of themselves. You have chest pain and heart attacks. And as I said, I disorders And you're just not being told the whole story. We will tell the whole story as much as we know as it comes. In and unafraid manner because we don't have drug companies dictating the direction of this radio show. God forbid that ever happened. Boy, it sure did happen on Facebook because they're in control. Now I want to alert you to the fact that coming up we're going to have just that I'm gonna be talking about and playing for you. Audio clips of Tucker Carlson. A very popular television show he has on Fox News and what he has discovered finally and is bringing it to the public. You We'll get to that a little bit. But first this did you know that natural grocers. They have stores throughout the valley of the sun, and they sell On Lee. Organic produce..
"six a.m." Discussed on KFI AM 640
"It's April 29th way expect to handle back on Monday. No Kelly's and for us A 10 Wayne at noon. Some stories we're following for you at this morning off duty LAPD officer in stable Condition after being shot with his own service weapon by Guy allegedly stole his gun and bullet proof vest from His car, his personal car, not a great start to fire season. If there ever was one north fire, this one burned up in the cast a chick area sort of dipping into housing development known as to sorrow and West Hills. In the Santa Clarita Valley 650 acres. They said that about 25% contained and as of this morning, all evacuation orders have been lifted. Well, Rudy Giuliani was aroused. It's six a.m. that did not sound correct. That did not sound right and I apologize. He was he was roused, apologized profoundly and profusely wrote He was roused at six a.m. by the FBI, who were there at his apartment on Madison. To execute a search warrant. They also carried out a search warrant at his Park Avenue office in Manhattan, carrying away electronic devices, and they served a third search warrant on a friend of he and Donald Trump's lawyer out of Washington. Federal authorities are looking at whether or not the former mayor of former president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was lobbying the Trump administration in 2019 on behalf of Ukrainian officials and oligarchs. Suppose, 11 oligarch, don't you? They were helping Rudy on his dirt digging campaign. Obviously, he was one of those guys who came out with all kinds of information about against Joe and Hunter Biden. On dat the time the The then former vice president was the leading contender, of course for the presidential nomination for the Democrats, so This is not entirely unexpected. Did you see his son to see Andrew Giuliani out in front of the building? Yeah, Everybody was saying that he looked like Will Ferrell when he gave his news conference yesterday, Mind you are speaking of the sun and a concerned.
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"From bed just after six a.m. and seized electronic devices as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into possible foreign lobbying violations. The FBI also visited the home of Giuliani's ally, the Washington, D. C based attorney, Victoria Tensing as part of the same investigation. Aaron Carter SKI ABC NEWS NEW YORK In a statement, Giuliani's lawyer says the raid amounts to legal thuggery, and it wasn't necessary because the former mayor had offered to answer questions from prosecutors except about his privileged communications with former President Donald Trump. President, Biden said to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress tonight. He's also pitching a bill aimed at helping families with education, health care and family Leave ABC. Cecilia Vega says the attendance at the joint session scaled back because of the pandemic is going to happen tonight is gonna not gonna look like any other joint session we have ever seen. The president is gonna make that traditional walk down the aisle, but there are going to be significantly fewer people in that chamber just 200 because of the pandemic compared to the traditional 1600. Is not going to be a first lady's box with special guests that the White House can highlight and most Cabinet members. They're going to be watching from home this time around because of the pandemic, so there's not going to be a need for a designated survivor. WBC news radio will carry the president's speech, live tonight at nine o'clock and stick with WBC news radio following the speech will get reaction on night side with Dan Ray. Boston City Council voting push the preliminary mayoral election up a week of September 14th. They say it will allow officials more time to print and distribute vote by mail ballots for the November election, and now it's up to acting American Janey to sign that move. Five. Oh, three. Traffic and weather together. The Subaru retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic, all the threes. Where are we off to Mike? Well, where do we start south of the city here, a band the busier highways or to the south, And I think this whole that expressways all stop and go from the tunnel. South Bay. Granted after the Braintree split is well, the 25 minutes tops the bottom nor found delays granted. Have a passing upon sitting, of course, coming up towards the tunnel to well, 1 28 south pounds actually pretty good coming out of need him and tell him this afternoon, but 93 delays in both directions. Getting to route 24 states like that on 24 for about a half mile 95 South backs up well before rue 1 40. Down to 4 95 in Mansfield this afternoon and Ruth three South. Usual delays coming down towards Union Street. Awful delays downtown. You don't get stuck on the Tobin Bridge. Outbound heading for room one. There's a crash on Route one north but a half mile before Webster have leaving you down to one lane. Ah, complete standstill back onto the Tobin Bridge. Really right onto that loop ramp almost onto the second bridge now, so our real problem area downtown up to the North, let's get the latest on 1 28 with the WBC news radio traffic copter. Things have improved a little bit here. I won 28 North found Now you could make it past 3 38 Gruber. So the delays start before Washington Street heading up past the 93 cloverleaf. Once you get by that the next delays are nor found from Centennial Drive up past Lowell Street is you get into the paving area where you're down to a build road surface South found his slow from 1 14 down toward Lowell Street. I'm Christian Act in the WBC news, radio traffic copter Roots three and 93 north and Really not too bad at all. Now up towards 4 95 l. A new issue on the mass Turnpike Keys found getting word of a brush fire about a mile before 1 28 the delays. There are minimal Same with the West. Downside as well. My king WBC's traffic on.
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