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A highlight from It's Over.
"Brand bigs for one week, this is what I have to deal with. She's pissed. So you know the saying, if the cat's away, the mice will play. So it runs away and like people are not going to fucking work. Sure, it's actually absolutely manic in there. I take a few minutes break just to get out of the madness that's going on. It's definitely the biggest conference that I've ever seen. And I'm running around like a mad person. I'm absolutely having the time of my life. So we're at token 2049. I'm not going to lie, it kind of looks like a bull market. Like it looks incredible here, I've met a lot of cool fans already. And now we're going to the Birdgate yacht party. So it's my disclaimer, it's my first yacht I've ever been on. So I'm super excited for that. What's up, Brian? Did you see there is drama in crypto land, or at least in influencer land. Crypto Rover took Miles' tweet, now they're fighting with each other. So you can see over here, Miles, congrats on surviving the longest bear market in Bitcoin history. They'll still call you, keyword, lucky next cycle. Crypto Rover, exactly the same tweet. Yet in the next cycle, many will still label it as luck. So he did change like one line. And there's another one over here, look at this one. Here he's showing the stablecoin market cap going down, Miles. And then you've got Crypto Rover, stablecoin market cap going down as well. We're just in that phase of the market cycle, everything is boring, people are copying each other, fighting. Yeah, welcome to the bear market. One of the things we've spoken about a lot this week is around people stealing our content. People repurposing our content or copying our content to try and get clout. And there's an account called Crypto Rover. And we've seen that recently Rover's been copying our material and tweeting it as if it was his own. And then what happened is, Ron found out about it and he confronted on what? On Twitter, he literally typed it to Rover, hey, why are you stealing Miles' tweet? And then two days later, Rover copied one of Ron's tweets. If you think about it from the perspective of the Twitter algorithm, it's a really smart strategy, but I think it just lacks a bit of integrity. You've got to understand, people work hard to try and bring creative things on Twitter. To just take someone's information and just tweak it and then take clout for it, it's not cool. Now, I know Dan. Dan's quite a smart guy. And it disappoints me to see that that's the tactics that he's resorting to. As we're approaching the yacht, I look to my right and I see Crypto Rover. He's here. And I'm thinking, this has just become an incredible trip. Good, you're pushing through, eh? Still living in South Africa? I am, I am. I'm going in January for something. You must come see, you must let me know. Yeah, let's do it, bro, I'll take you around. Have you seen Ron yet? What happened there? No, not yet. Have you seen him? No, not yet. I probably will see him in the coming days. Probably by then, we're going to go to the... Yeah, definitely. Because I was confused, I was like, what the hell, you guys met each other then? I don't know what happened. Because, like, from my opinion, what happened is that first of all, I was like tweeting and Rand was posting on my account, reacting to my tweets like, oh, this is fake news or this is that. And I sent my sources to him and he doesn't reply. So I thought, okay, maybe he's got something against me, I don't know. And then like the glass note shark about the bear market, like so many people tweeted about it on the internet, tweeted about it five times, but with a different text because I tweet 40 times a day. So sometimes I post the same stuff. And you said I was copying now this or that. In the end of the day, you can literally see my page that I posted it four times before. So you're going to try it, you guys are going to chat it out? I definitely want to chat it out. We need to come together, we can't. I don't want to have to be with anyone. So his side was saying that, you know, he was posting these things a while back and they actually possibly copied him and he posts 30 to 40 tweets every single day. So he needs to use stuff and things like that. I don't know, it didn't sound super convincing to me. I like the guy personally very much. I've met him a few times. But I do think he was wrong in this instance. And when I got his side of the story, I wasn't super convinced. It's just a bunch of egos and I just don't swim in that lake.
A highlight from Michael Saylor: Bitcoin is a Lifeline | EP 835
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up forever, bro. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution of corporate breaking news, culture, matic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Sailor tweeted something very interesting yesterday. Anything when it when you tweet a picture, I really call it a meme, right, because memes are a form of, you know, graphics, memes, they're really what they're forms of transmitting information, transmitting data, right? So I'm just going to call it a meme, even though, you know, by the usual definition, it's not a meme. It's a bunch of statistics, a bunch of data. But for the sake, just to simplify, it was a meme, tweeted a meme about the inflation rates of all fiat currencies around the world. And what he said, the tweet that he said is, if you don't have access to dollars, Bitcoin is a lifeline. I mean, and it's very interesting because if you don't have access to dollars, thing is like, if you have a bunch of piles of crap, right? The dollar is the smallest, less smelling pile of crap, right? It's still crap, but it is the least worst of all of them, right? And what I think is happening, especially in the global south, the developing world, is you are seeing a lot of people adopt alternatives to state money. But the pattern that you're seeing is people aren't really adopting Bitcoin per se. Of course, there's a percentage of Bitcoin adopters, but what you're really seeing is people adopting stable coins, specifically USDT or, you know, the USDC or whatever, any specific type of stable coins that is a US dollar stable coin. And the thing about those things is that they provide a false sense of financial sovereignty. Number one, because they can freeze it. And number two, because I think eventually, due to its centralization, they will inevitably be co -opted. And they still have inflation baked in, right? So like it's a multitude of factors, but this is why this whole thing is going to be multi -generational, right? I truly believe. And the analogy that I always, always use, and I know it's cliche, the movie The Matrix, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, but this analogy is so useful. Nio was just exposed to The Matrix and Morpheus and Nio are in the construct and Nio goes into denial and he's like, no, this isn't real. And he goes crazy. They pull him out. He gets out of the chair and he just collapses on the floor and, you know, and he just, he just passes out. He can't believe he can't, it's too much for him to take. And then the next, the following scene, Morpheus is standing over Nio while Nio wakes up and Morpheus looks at Nio and he says, Nio, I apologize. After a certain age, we don't pull people out of The Matrix because it's too much for their minds to, for their minds to handle. And I think it's a very fitting analogy to the fiat matrix. If you've lived the majority of your life using paper money that has faces of old people on it or faces of structures or faces of things, you're used to state issued money. You're used to banking. You're not used to taking self custody of your wealth. It is a very, very radical idea. It's not to say that you can't do it, but it's you have to go through a process of unlearning and then learning something new versus what Naim Bukkela is doing in El Salvador, where he's teaching the next generation about Bitcoin right off the gate. So it's not a process of unlearning. It's a process of learning something new. Now, in my specific career, and I know Opti, I'm pretty sure I'm pretty confident he's experienced the same thing before I bring him up. You know, I've been in Bitcoin basically a third of my life. So I had no idea about the traditional financial system. And so I started making Bitcoin content. And I thought, you know, when you start making Bitcoin content, OK, you're just going to talk about Bitcoin. No, it ends up being this macro geopolitical, you know, because Bitcoin is fundamentally going to change the world. That's why we say in the beginning of the show, separation of money and state. And you have you're forced to learn about the traditional financial system. And holy cow, are you just like in awe, you're just like, do things really work like that? That's absolutely insane. Right. So that's what I got to say is yes, absolutely. If you don't have the dollar, Bitcoin is definitely the lifeboat. But that's not to say that people are choosing Bitcoin. People are using or choosing stable coins, again, because I think that they've been conditioned. Right. I think that they've been conditioned to this, to the belief that the dollar is very, very strong. And in the global sense, like before Bitcoin, you could have made that argument and would have been a solid argument. But I'll ask you guys, it's a very simple question. If you have a currency that is designed to inflate and lose purchasing power over time and can also be censored and confiscated easily by the state versus a currency that is designed to increase in purchasing power over time is censorship resistant. I mean, what what do you think people are going to choose eventually? Incentives matter and Bitcoin incentives are the best. And that's truly believe. That's why I truly believe over the long run, enough people will wake up to that fact and adopt it. Right. Anyway. So we're going to talk about all that today. I know I rambled on for quite a bit, but I want to welcome my very special co -host, always optimistic. He had a dream. You had a dream, bro. You had a very interesting dream. You know, I started the Chrissy thing as a joke. I didn't think it was going to end up here. Yeah. Well, guys, if you didn't see my Twitter and I didn't even make this up, I legitimately had a dream last night that I was battling Christine Lagarde and she was a praying mantis and Claus Schwab was a locust. And I had to. That was a third one. I can't remember the third person. Yeah. I don't remember who it was, to be honest, but there was someone else there and I had to battle them. There was like a full Mortal Kombat scene in my dream where I was battling the unproductive parasite, Sat B. Yeah. I can't make up. This is where my life is. Actually, I mean, I think it's because I watched Prometheus again last night trying to unplug and there's that one scene of like the human spider thing. Anyways, anyways, anyways, that's totally not here nor there. To your point, Nico, it's funny that once I look through the world, through the Bitcoin lens and trying to understand Bitcoin and its place in the world, you start to learn a lot about the traditional financial system, global geopolitical macro. And I think we were having this conversation yesterday. It's like being in Bitcoin is just a crash course in how the normal world works, how all of the adult adults in the room see the world and how the financial system works. And then it's just funny because we always filter everything through that Bitcoin lens. And you're just like, we were saying it to each other, it's like Bitcoin changes everything and it's so simple and everything's so convoluted and so complicated in the traditional financial world. And it's just like, I don't know, fix the money, fix the world. It's just so simple. But it really gives you a crash course on life when you start to understand Bitcoin and you start to understand how Bitcoin works and why the fiat system is broken. And yeah, it just it blows my mind that we have learned about the traditional financial system through Bitcoin. And I never learned that before I found Bitcoin. It blows my mind. One hundred percent. I mean, again, like it's like we didn't have to in a way, you know, like and then I can't even imagine our children like they're going to be born in a world where Bitcoin has already existed. Right. So it's just it's just crazy to think. It's like when we think about our parents, like they were born in a world where the Internet didn't exist. You know, like people still read newspapers. That blows my like I can't even conceive of like, you know, of of that world. But I think the paradigm is is going to be so great because I don't think we've ever lived in a world where the money wasn't issued by the king or the emperor or the state or the government, you know, or the, you know, the democratically elected body, whatever this ruling class of people. And every single time throughout history, the ruling class of people manipulated the money to benefit themselves at the expense of the populace, at the expense of the public. Now you have something like Bitcoin where they can't do that. Right. It kind of levels the playing field and it kind of changes the power dynamics of the whole structure entirely. It's very, very fascinating, the entire thing. But you know, what turned from a joke into a meme ended up in Opti's dream. And I think Chrissy as a praying mantis, if anyone could make that A .I. picture of that, that would be dope. Please send it to us. We'll put it on the meme review. Anyways, everybody, let's jump straight into the numbers. We have a lot to talk about today. Let's check it out.
A highlight from Elon Musk's ESG Con (Feat. Eric Roesch)
"Welcome back everyone, I am Cas Pianci. I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, Mr. Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing pretty well. How are you Cas? I'm doing good. It's early morning here, but today we're joined by a really special guest, somebody who's going to be chatting us through some really fun kind of concepts of fraud, individuals involved that I'm surprised we haven't discussed before. Eric Roche. How are you today, sir? I'm all right. How are you guys? Hanging in there. As you said, when we first jumped on, there's a lot of fraud in the world and it is hard to find the time to constantly look into it, which is your job. I reached out to you because I've been reading some of your Elon Musk work, which has been incredibly informative. I'm honestly shocked that Bennett and I have never discussed, I guess we've never discussed in an episode, Elon Musk and our issues with him. I mean, I've made a bunch of videos and stuff about it. Yes. On your personal channel you have. You and I, who I think we almost equally don't like this guy, have somehow avoided this topic. But Eric, your work on SpaceX and some of the permitting, the issues around the chemicals and the sheer like, I don't give a shit about these regulations, been on the front lines of this. Can you talk about why you're so into this, why you're so fascinated by it? I actually want to start with a story from 1959. This is actually a piece I'm working on. We're going to go to the corporate headquarters of the Chisso Corporation in Myanmar, a province in Japan. In December of 1959, the CEO of the Chisso Corporation, which was a chemical company, had a big PR presentation. The company had just installed a new water purification system for their wastewater system, and he famously took a glass of water out of the bottom of this purification vessel and he drank it as a PR stunt. Just that moment in time is really interesting for me because it was preceded by multiple decades of the Chisso Corporation dumping organic methylmercury into the Bay of Myanmar. It's an organic liquid. It goes to the bottom. It bioaccumulates as it kind of goes up through the ecosystems. The bacteria will kind of incorporate the methylmercury. It stays in the cells and it'll go up to the muscles and then the fish. Cats started eating it and they started showing weird symptoms. Children started getting sick. The effects of this disease have gone on and it's still actually going on today. The reason that moment in time is so interesting is that people knew in advance that there were problems. It was very clear that this was the one kind of chemical dirty company in the area. And so it was easy for people to point at it. And what's really interesting about that PR event is that that was forced to be installed because finally government took action and this is in 1959, but they actually didn't stop discharging that chemical for about a decade afterwards. And what's fascinating about it is that treatment technique was basically to get out particulates didn't actually treat the methylmercury. The other reason I bring it up is that for the PR stunt and the fact that it was ineffective and then also the costs over this huge period of time were something that shareholders in the company would have wanted to know. That's something that we would have wanted to discuss. And so that's why my blog is kind of focused on these kind of ESG topics, which has become this really kind of crudely discussed topic. But really, it's about disclosure and how fraudulent things, fraudulent risks can kind of manifest in ways that people don't understand until after the fact. That's where I want to start off that discussion. That's an interesting story you told because I'm imagining this executive drinking this cup of water to prove it's clean. And I'm reminded of a more recent political event that kind of aped that same imagery. And I'm, of course, thinking of Barack Obama visiting Flint, Michigan, after they had completed the first wave of fixing some of the water issues. Yes. And they were holding this big press conference and he makes a big deal of getting this glass of water, he says is straight from the tap, and he drinks it up to prove it safe. Do you have any thoughts on that imagery, that parallel imagery between those two? Well, the reason I brought it up is is specifically because of that. Well, there's also an example where Halliburton executive and I believe Dick Cheney was at this event as well. They drank basically a diluted version of the fracking fluid out of out of champagne glasses and I will see it safe. And it's really fascinating because it's like, you know, look at like basically that was the first example of that. And we keep doing that. And Obama, I think he's kind of at the inflection point of why we are where we are. And he's a really great Segway into like Musk and how he's become kind of untouchable. How are you drinking the glass of water still? Right. Because even if even if it had a toxic amount, right, methyl mercury is dangerous because it accumulates slowly over time and then works its way up to the food chain. So you could drink glass that has a decent amount of methyl mercury in it. And like that water isn't going to do anything. You have to drink that same glass of water. You have to eat those shellfish or those oysters, you know, every day for years. And then it builds up, kind of manifests in this debilitating disease that the Obama example is exactly why I still bring that case up, because it's like, have we actually learned nothing? I actually have an even more recent example of exactly the same thing, which is crazy. But I don't know if you guys are familiar, there's a YouTuber named Kyle Hill who does science science YouTube stuff. And he was invited to Fukushima because, as you guys know, they're going to be releasing this this radioactive water that they've accumulated because they've if anyone is unfamiliar, they've had to kind of take seawater, pump it into this completely effed up clear reactor core and basically make sure that it doesn't explode again. And they're storing this water because they don't want to just pump it straight out into the ocean. Well, now they're going to be pumping it straight out into the ocean after they've tried to kind of dilute it down and ensure that it's not super full of radiation. But they're getting pushback from places like China and South Korea who are saying, hey, we're not going to eat your fish anymore. We're not going to eat your food anymore. Like this is unacceptable what you're doing. To be fair, I don't think this is on par with any of the things we've discussed so far. I'm bringing it up because Kyle Hill went to a Fukushima tour and they did exactly what you're talking about. They pulled out bottles of water and said, here, everyone, look at this radioactive water. It's not even radioactive. You guys are fine. Nothing's happening. You're you're not getting hit. Your Geiger counters aren't going crazy. Well, it turns out that they're using plastic bottles. So this is, I think, theta radiation. It doesn't go through thick plastic bottle anyway. Like nobody is drinking it. Nobody is doing like any of the proof isn't actually proof. This is actually part of what we're talking about in that this is just PR shit, whether it's Obama doing it, the Fukushima plant doing it, or in the 50s, Chisso Chisso. That's the other thing. All right. So the Fukushima water rights, you look at the data they've presented. I actually think it's probably not a problem because it's above background. That brings up the question, why do we distrust it? Right. And the Chisso Corporation is a perfect example. Well, you know, the government's lied about this before. It's the same thing that leaves a lot of vaccine skepticism we see about these things don't just come from nowhere. Right. So you see, you know, these these kinds of paranoia.
Meet Fannie Lou Hamer: Sharecropper Turned Activist
"There's another Fanny that I want to introduce you to. Her name is Miss Fanny Lou Hamer. I don't know about you, but I've been to the Mississippi Delta once. Mea culpa for the cliche, but I did meet some of the kindest strangers I've ever met there. If you're molded from the city suburbs like I am, the Delta will shock your sensibilities. 200 miles long, 87 miles across at its widest point and encompassing approximately 4 ,415 ,000 as you stand you are no more special than an average stock of corn. The flatland, strong enough to tango with tornadoes, will effortlessly swallow you up if you dare it to. Yet the bodies of African -American children, men, and women were forced to stretch across the Delta to domesticate the land for the profit and riches of the patriarchy. First through human exploitation of slavery and then through the economically exploitative system of sharecropping. Now sharecropping has and is practiced globally in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. In the United States after the Civil War sharecropping seceded slavery as a system of agricultural labor where landlords would contract with tenant farmers to lease a portion of land in exchange for a value of the crops. Under this system the tenant farmer would work the land and receive a share of the value of the crop less charges for seed, tools, tenancy, and food. The system was rife with price manipulations which indebted many sharecropper tenants from harvest to harvest. These landlords were largely the same individuals who just months and years before were the slave holders of the now tenants who were just months and years before slaves. After plantation owners were forced to sever their stronghold of human exploitation through the Civil War. It's not a difficult logic leap to understand that the new system with the same old players in the same old place wasn't going to produce a different outcome other than human exploitation. The sharecroppers were living under poor working conditions that kept them in a poverty trap. It was a rigged system but what other choice existed in the South following the Civil War? To live, to eat. Where was a Black person supposed to go? How were they supposed to survive? As compelling testimony to how life can force the hand of change in the inertia of oppression. A once child laborer on a sharecropping plantation in the Delta at the tender age of 45 became a catalyst to end the sharecropping industry's 62 -year reign. Her name was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was a force for social change. All she wanted was freedom. All she wanted was to be a first -class citizen amongst equal citizenry. The best place to begin to know Ms. Fannie might be at the crescendo of her life following an 18 -year period of sharecropping on a cotton plantation near Ruleville, Mississippi. In this season of her life she built a serious career as a voting rights, women's rights, civil rights activist, and community organizer during the violent era of Jim Crow which were racial segregation laws and formal and informal policies. Everyday life for Blacks in Mississippi was a sentence and perpetuity of embodied hardship and then the most extraordinary thing happened. The intention of disruption from community organizers introduced Ms. Fannie to the promise of change through democratic participation of voting. She said, they talked about how it was our right as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us. We hadn't heard anything about registering to vote because when you see this flat land in here when the people would get out of the fields if they had a radio they'd be too tired to play it so we didn't know what was going on in the rest of the state even much less in other places.
Pinole Councilwoman and Mayor, Norma Martinez-Rubin, Describes Governing a Small City
"Hi, I'm Jared Ash with the Capstone Conversation. I'm here with Councilwoman Norma Martinez -Rubin from the city of Pinole in Contra Costa County. We appreciate you being here today. As part of your everyday job, you're a principal at Evaluation Focus Consulting, where you focus helping mission -driven foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies and public health. So that's an exciting background to be here. What else can you tell us about yourself, Norma? Thanks, Jared. Thanks for having me be part of this. I can tell you that my adopted hometown of Pinole is this wonderful little city, relatively small compared to the other 19 cities in Contra Costa County. It's bisected by I -80, which has national fame. And for those of us who are local, it is both a blessing and whatever the opposite of that is, given the multitude of vehicles for many different reasons, recreation, transportation, transport of goods, etc., on a daily basis that we get to live with. Part of my personal history is having come to the city of Pinole via Los Angeles, where I grew up, it was weird, and having the experience of living in a more urban area relative to one which has these beautiful natural amenities just within a walking distance of where I live. We're surrounded by hillsides, we're surrounded by or adjacent to the San Pablo Bay, which in my mind counters the effects of an interstate that bisects the city and divides the city, and the way our residents view issues that come before us on city council. Interesting. Let's talk a little bit about that small town, but in a big metro area. From a governing standpoint, what would you say are some of the constraints and some of the advantages compared to other towns being a smaller city? As a smaller city, we're a full -service city, so we provide and we respond, we're responsive to provide services that are essential as the local governments grow. We have our own police department, we have parks and regulations, we address land use issues, keeping in mind the topography of Pinole, and most recently we have joined with our county's fire districts to serve our city in its small size. We have a different terrain, the north side or the south side part of Pinole adjacent to San Pablo Bay is the older part of town. We were incorporated in 1903, but as history goes, in the 1950s when I -80 was constructed, it divided the city and then we started seeing more of the tract homes built on what was formerly agricultural land. So in the Pinole Valley, which is south of I -80 in our town, we have people who are surrounded by hillsides, beautiful hillsides, but as valleys go, also face the risk of possible fires because many of the homes were built alongside that range for just open space. So the constraints in a small city is that urban planning back in the day when some of the older cities in Contra Costa County were designed and built may not have considered the growth that would occur over time and the needs that people had over time given the shift in demography or population figures. In my background as a public health practitioner, population shifts are something that we've observed and have been somewhat ready for. However, we also have a history in local government and more broadly state and federal that the response to these population shifts isn't always as quickly as we see the shifts occur.
A highlight from Soul Winning 101 - The 5 W's of Evangelism
"All right, hey folks, good evening. This is Daniel Karzewski coming to you live from Washington, D .C. again. Here on tonight's episode, we're gonna talk about soul winning 101, or also known as evangelism 101. And so, first of all, there's five basic questions that you have to answer, and that's the five Ws, the who, what, where, when, why. And what are we doing this for? So, number one, what is evangelism or what is soul winning? It is going out and snatching the souls out of the gates of hell, or out of the pits of hell. But furthermore, what is evangelism specifically? And it comes from the root of the Greek word angel, which also means messenger, or also known as the act of sharing the message of God's word. And that's where we get our commission and our commandment from in Matthew 28. And we're supposed to go forth and share the gospel, which means the good news with everybody, because sinners need to have their sins forgiven, and lost people need to know that they're lost, and they need to know that they can get a savior, and they know that they can get out of their wicked, wretched lives that they're living that's not taking them anywhere, especially not in eternity's sake. And then number two, why do we evangelize? Well, number one, we're commanded by God there in Matthew 28, like I just mentioned, and then also for the glory of God and the good of man, and 2 Peter 2, 9 tells us. Then where are we to go, and where are we to share it? Well, everywhere, near and far, indeed, the whole entire world, just like Acts says in chapter one, verse eight. And then, when are we supposed to do it? Anytime, anytime the Lord leads us and tells us. I think it's almost always that we've got tracks on us, and we're handing them out to everybody that we meet. We don't even know these people, but God knows them, God sees their heart, and God wants to save them. In 2 Timothy 4, verses two, that's where it tells us, anytime. And then who are we supposed to do it with, and who are we supposed to share it with? To everyone, to all, to all people in the whole entire world Mark 16, verse 15 commands us. And then, of course, there we've got some different tools in the toolbox, we've got spiritual warfare, we've got different equipment, different weaponry, and Ephesians 6 that we see putting on the whole armor of God, using prayer as a weapon, as a sword. Then we've got apologetics in 1 Peter 3 .15, be ready to answer every single man. And then we've got different techniques, we've got Jesus's example, we've got different ways to relate and create and convict and reveal to people. Then we've got one -on -one situations, we've got tracks, we've got door -to -door, we have different events and signs, public proclamation that goes out, we've got people that go out and play music and dramas and do skits on the street, in churches, whatever the case may be, there's all different types of ways to do it. And then, what's the biblical method of the gospel presentation? Well, I mean, it's just like, what would Jesus do? Ray Comfort has a great ministry called the Way of the Master, and he goes out every single Saturday, matter of fact, I've been out there with him on occasion and seen him and got to pray with him and got to watch him, and it's really just such a blessing to be able to see that man's ministry the way that he does it, and that's the same way that we're trying to do it. And if you're looking for a good example of a way to evangelize, follow Ray Comfort's way, the Way of the Master, and it's the biblical way, and it's the law in the evangelism, because you've got to get the sinner lost, oftentimes, before they can realize their need for a savior. And that's just like John 4, verses three through 30 tells us, it tells us we need to use the law in the evangelism, as opposed to some type of life enhancement where it's Christianity and getting saved and Jesus Christ on the cross, it's some good luck charm that we wear on our necklace, and that gets us saved, that couldn't be farther from the truth, and so we need to get people out of that thinking, and we need to use the law to convict people that they are sinners and that they are in need of a savior from hell and eternal damnation and hell fire and brimstone and get them to realize that heaven is so much better. I mean, we shouldn't have to scare people into heaven, but it says, just like in Jude, verses 21 through 23, that there are some that are saved by fire and some that are saved by compassion. And God tells us unto the proud man, he's gonna receive judgment and rebuke and reproof and condemnation and judgment. He's gonna receive the word of God because he's not understanding the spiritual things. He can only understand the natural things of man. But then under the humble, he receives grace and mercy, love and kindness, forgiveness, and he's willing and ready to receive, you know? And I've seen people like that on the street before. And then who is to evangelize? Who is qualified? What are the qualifications? Ephesians chapter four, verse 11 through 12, and then we've got the examples in all of scripture, Moses, Gideon, Jeremiah, Peter, James, John, Paul, and the list could go on. We could go on all night listing every single person in the Bible who was somebody that was out there evangelizing and witnessing and using God's word as a message to reach the loss for their generation. And that's what we're called to do. We're called to reach our generation for the loss. However many years that may be, I don't wanna go another day without telling somebody about Jesus. I mean, life is a vapor, and what are you gonna do? You gonna get to 80 and, oh, well now I'm gonna start working. And matter of fact, I've seen that. I've seen a 72 -year -old woman get saved, and she said, wow, I wasted 72 years of my life, and nobody wants to be like that. I sure don't wanna be like that, you know? In the 30s, thinking about, man, okay, well, what should I do for the next 40 years? Should I just waste them and see as much gain as I can get? Well, I mean, Solomon told us that all is vanity. He was chasing after the wind his whole entire life. He strived after every pleasure he could possibly get his hands on. And he said all was vanity. And the end of the preacher is to do God's word, obey his law, be righteous, and worship God and serve man. That's the end of the law. That's the end of God's word for man, is to obey him and worship him and serve others. And that's the 10 commandments. That's the whole entire word of God summed up. It'd be Jesus said it too. He said, love God with all your heart, mind, soul, body, spirit, and love your neighbor as yourself. And if we do those things, we've done all the law and the prophets, praise the Lord. And then finally, evangelism and you. There's different styles of evangelism. Everybody can evangelize in some way, shape, or form. You don't have to talk, but I remind you that Moses and Jeremiah and many other preachers and prophets said, Lord, I can't speak, I'm a small person. I mean, David started out small too and we all start out somewhere, but there's different types of serving. You can just give somebody a bottle of water and a track, whatever the case may be. Anytime we give food to the homeless, we always give them a track with it because you never know. We don't give money unless we're given to specific charity or we're given our time or we're given to a local New Testament church that's gonna gain, gather food and we're gonna go out and serve the food ourselves. And I really don't give to a lot of big charities out there because unless I know that they're extremely reputable and they're serving the Lord Jesus Christ. I mean, I know my friend Matt, he's down in Malawi, South Africa. He's doing the Lord's work there. He takes 12 disciples every three years and disciples them and sends them out as pastors. It's a perfect biblical ministry and I love it and I love supporting him because every time I send them 50 or $100, I know that's gonna feed one of their students for a month or two on end. It's gonna be wonderful. And so there's a great need for evangelists and the urgency of evangelism in today's day and age. And so that is Soul Winning 101 wrapped up. I love y 'all, God bless. Like, comment, subscribe, send us a note. We love you all, take care and God bless. We'll see you next time.
A highlight from Why so much Religion?
"Dear congregation, the title of the sermon this morning is Why So Much Religion. And if there's one thing that is simply a fact of our life and existence in this world, is that there is so much religion in this world. The anthropologists who study these things tell us that there is hardly a civilization in the world that does not have some kind of religion, some kind of belief in something bigger out there, be it something sinister and evil, or be it something good, something that needs to be appeased. Almost every religious group has some kind of ritual practice, some kind of prayer, some kind of sacrifice, all sorts of things, religious objects and things like that, no matter how primitive the tribe may be, there is always a religion, there's always a religious aspect to it. I'm told that the world at this point is about roughly 30 % Christian, 24 % Islam, 15 % Hindu, and 7 % Buddhist, and all the rest are divided up between all the other more minor religions. I'm told that there are over 100 churches in Kalamazoo alone. Think about yourself this morning, how much time we spend in religious exercises, how much time we spend in church, morning and evening, and sometimes during the week, how much time spent in prayer, and all the parents here, how much money spent on Christian education, right? These are things that we're very familiar with. Again, I'm told that 49%, so almost half of the United States citizens, attend church at least once a month. 61 % of the same pray at least once a week. So even though we might be hearing things, right, of the rise of irreligion, still there's a great deal of religion in even our own country, which makes such a claim to be such an enlightened civilization. So this universality of religion everywhere is something to be explained. That's the question that we have over the title of our sermon, why so much religion? How do we explain the rise of this religion? Now, as Christian people, we believe that religion is a result of revelation, that there is a God in heaven, and we've already considered this in the past, right? That God has a written revelation that he gives to his people, right? But that there is also a general revelation which God makes which is accessible to every single person. But how would the naturalist, how does a secular person who does not believe in God, how do they explain the universality of religion? Again, if you take their worldview, right, and that humans are more highly developed animals, right now, there's no religion amongst animals. Although my brother used to tell me that when the chickens would drink their water and they would fill their beak with water, but then they would lift their beaks up, he always told me they were praying and giving thanks to God for the water they were drinking until I found out that really they're letting the water go down their throat. But there is no religion amongst animals, is there? There is no religion amongst animals. So you have a completely irreligious, again, I'm thinking like a secular person now, right, a completely irreligious group, these animals, right? And if we evolved out of those animals, then at what point along that evolution did religion begin and why did it begin? I'll provide one explanation that's given. But again, you can see how this is something to be explained, isn't it? Why is it? And it's not even just the presence of religion. The presence of religion I think you could probably explain on secular principles. But it's the universality of it. Why does every single civilization have some kind of religious aspect to their life and society? That's the difficulty to be explained. Well, as I opened this passage this week, I saw that Paul gives us a biblical, or the Holy Spirit's explanation of the universality of religion. So that's what I'd like to consider with you this morning is to take up this question of why so much religion in the world? And we find that in Paul's sermon to the Athenians. But let's back up now and take a look then at the second mission journey because we already had the first. The first, remember, well, do you remember those four cities? Those four cities that Paul ministered to where he planted churches in A, I, L, and D? Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe? But now we have Paul's second mission journey. It began in chapter 16, as we saw, and now it continues in chapter 17. Remember the last sermon that we did on Acts? It was two weeks ago that Paul, this time, did not sail to Cyprus. And again, you have that map there on the outline. He did not sail to Cyprus as he did on his first mission journey, but instead he went north from Antioch to Tarsus, and then he revisited those four cities in reverse order now, right, because he's coming from a different direction, Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch. And then at Antioch, he sought to go south, but remember the Lord closed the door.
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A highlight from Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton on opposing the shutdown
"Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt, another gold bump in honor of Senator Goldbars Menendez. I'm joined by Representative French Hill from Arkansas. Representative Hill is one of the smart guys because he's on the Intel Committee. That's handpicked and the Republicans are always serious about that. He's also on foreign affairs and financial services. Our old friend John Campbell used to serve on financial services. That's one of the smart committees. So Representative Hill, welcome back. Good to have you. But you are a Vanderbilt grad, so we're not going to talk about football. Seriously, you lost to Wake Forest and the University of Las Vegas. Does that, how does that go down with the Commodore Nation? Well, it's we're always waiting for golf season. Congressman, the House is going to come up with a solution or the government's going to shut down. What's it going to be? Look, Hugh, if we want to be strong, if we want to lock in the wins that we got in the debt ceiling negotiation, when we put forward a plan that actually cut spending year over year, change the regulatory focus, encourage more people back into the workforce, we need to pass these 11 remaining appropriations bills. And that was not gotten to over the summer, even though now think about this, Hugh, even though each of those bills is written at a spending level below the debt ceiling deal and each one locks in conservative policies. It's really so frustrating to me that those have been delayed from coming to the House floor, including twice over the last week by a handful of members when they're missing this big picture. Lock in the wins, cut spending, reduce regulations, get more people back in the workforce, get the spotlight back on Joe Biden's failures and off of the House. Congressman Hill, I don't expect you to speak ill of a colleague, but I can. Congressman Gates wants to be governor of Florida. Congressman Maryland native Matt Rosendale wants to be senator from Montana. Ralph Norman, Congressman Ralph Norman wants to be senator from South Carolina. Going to run against Lindsey Graham. And Congressman Dan Bishop wants to be the attorney general of North Carolina. So I understand self -interest. Those guys have no interest in governing. But do they really want to bring down the Republican majority? Because they're going to get crushed if they do this. Right. But by this kind of of tactic, you're going to end up with a Biden Schumer clean debt ceiling deal and with spending levels, certainly at the Biden McCarthy level, but weaker policy, weaker policies. Because in order to be the strongest negotiator, get the most conservative win, we need to pass the appropriations bills. That's why McCarthy's plan this week of trying to get the rest of the bills across the floor, at least 70 percent of discretionary spending, plus plus a four week short term stopgap spending measure measure that cut spending, repeat cut spending for that one month and put border in the spotlight by putting H .R. two on. There is no conservative that should vote no on that. And this is just arguing against ourselves. It's a huge mistake. Now, Congressman Hill, I call him now St. Kevin. I've known the speaker for a long time, and now I'm going to have him nominated to be considered for sainthood because that is a difficult caucus to deal with. When you've got four members who are leading the Nuckelhead caucus and my buddy Ken Buck wants a CNN contract, there really isn't any appeal to their self -interest. How do you move them? I mean, are you going to have to use Democrat votes? And can and can Speaker McCarthy remain speaker if he uses Democrat votes? Well, I think that's what we have to try every single day to put a bill on the floor and find out that, as you say, this small group is the tyranny of the tiny, as I describe it, is violating the majority of the majority because they're going to hurt the conservative cause. They'll cause us to lose the House. And that's certainly not in the interest of the conservative cause when we're on the cusp, potentially of beating Biden in the presidential election and winning the Senate back. It's ridiculous. You know, if former President Trump gets reelected and the House switches to Democrats, they will impeach him in the first week. Do these allegedly Trump supporting congressmen. And it's Norman. It's Maryland native Matt Rosendale is running for Senate in Montana. It's Ralph Norman and it's Matt. Have they heard from the former president that he wants to be impeached again because they sure are acting like they want him impeached again? Well, look, they don't even they spend what he says now. President Trump last week said use the power of the purse to get control of Joe Biden's two trillion dollars of extra spending. I agree. That's what the debt ceiling does. And that's what these spending bills do. And that's why we have to get them across the House floor. He did not say he Trump did not say shut the government down and act like knuckleheads. He said, use the power of the purse to get the most conservative deal. Get this country back on track. I agree. That's what we could do if we had those four people assist us get these bills across the floor this week. Well, I just their their incentives are to get ink. And I mean, their incentives are not the incentives to govern. And I don't know how hot it gets in the caucus. Can you tell us that our members of the caucus about had it with these guys? There's nothing you can do because they're running for statewide office. But if they had it and expressed it. Well, I think they have had it and expressed it in blunt terms, including calling them out that if you vote against the rule on the House floor, you're working with the minority party. You're working with Democrats when you do that. That is not acting as a member of the majority. And I think you're seeing the country respond to look at Moody's comments yesterday, look at the VIX up to day three percent. Look at the 10 year Treasury rate up over four point five percent. This is going in the wrong direction when we should be taking a win right now of cutting spending 24 over 23, getting better rules and regulations in place, countering Joe Biden's bad policies. And as I say, encouraging more people back to work through our welfare reforms. These are classic conservative Republican wins. And we're squandering the opportunity. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is kind of a Republican specialty in the House. So let's let's focus on that for a moment. When do you get a test vote today or tomorrow on whether or not the four will move or they will stay for? They've got more than four right now, but you've got serious people like Chip Roy are not playing these games. Will the Freedom Caucus bring whatever persuasive influence they have to bear on them? Well, we're going to bring a rule. The rules committee met Friday and all day Saturday, so we'll be bringing a rule up either tonight or early in the morning. That will be the first test case to see if we can move these spending bills, which includes state and foreign operations spending, which is at one point seven billion below twenty nineteen levels.
A highlight from Sydney Sundance Smith's - God Story
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or a family member through one -on -one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you, evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know. And if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now. And a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast, to rate it, to review it, to spread the word on social media and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Many people are looking for hope these days, especially young people. They wanna be part of something bigger. And here at evangelism on fire ministry, we have big plans to reach them in 2023. Here's where you will not find hope. You won't find hope in the culture. You won't find hope in technology. You won't find hope even in many ways in politics. Now, all of these things have their place, but true hope can only be found in God. The message that we wanna share is that God wants to give hope to the young generation and all generations, that there is hope for them through a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. And we wanna offer this hope to as many people as possible in 2023 through our outreach ministries, which of course includes our EOF podcast ministry. I'm asking you to join us at EOF ministry and become a partner. A partner is just a friend that makes a regular commitment to us each and every month. They stand by us. That enables us to respond to the opportunities that are coming our way. In many ways, we live in a hopeless world, but through Christ, we have hope. Life without God is a hopeless end. Life with Him is an endless hope. Join us right now and become a part of our team and let's reach the world with the most important message that exists, the gospel message. Join us for the plans we have for ministry in 2023 by becoming an Evangelism on Fire ministry partner. Are you ready? Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. All right, welcome Evangelism on Fire nation to today's podcast episode. Man, I've got a big time treat for you guys today. We have on our podcast episode today, Sydney Sundance Smith. She's 31 years old. And let me tell you what, she's on a mission to be one of the world's top female bare knuckle fighters. And listen, she has her eye on the title. And you know what? Something that I love about Sydney is that she is a true spiritual warrior and she carries her faith and her father's memory with her everywhere she goes and into the ring. Sydney Sundance Smith, welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. How are you doing? I'm blessed and highly favored. Yeah, I'm doing well. I feel really good. You know, I'm in a really good place in my life, so. That's awesome. I'm so happy for you. So you know what? So my audience, Evangelism on Fire Nation, so they know more about you. I gave you a little introduction, but tell us more about who you are. Oh, wow. I feel like that's such a big question, right? Like the, what does Shrek say? Like an ogre, I have like an onion, I have ears. Yeah, I don't know, man. I'm just like a kid from the middle of nowhere. I grew up on a horse farm. All three of us, my brother and my sister and myself, we were all born at home. We were not born in a hospital. Oh, you were born at home? Not a hospital, at home. Oh, wow. And so for my sister's birth, my dad actually had to deliver her because the midwife was somewhere else. And so she didn't get there. Oh, wow. So my dad had to deliver my sister. That is wild. What was going on with the midwife? It starts wild. She was delivering another baby like across the county. Right. Wow, that's such a cool story to start this podcast off. Hey, it's interesting from starting to talking with that. You know what I'm saying? But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I just grew up out like in the middle of nowhere in a place called Middlebrook. Doesn't even have enough people to be considered a town and still considered a village to this day. When I first heard about you, I was when I was training at Mixed Martial Arts Institute here in Richmond, Virginia. And I would hear your name mentioned, you know, in my training sessions. Then I got to be good friends with Gigi, who she owned MMA Institute around the area that she lived. In Charlottesville, yeah. Yeah, for a little bit. And through Rick McCoy and Tyus Thomas and David Gladfelter, I got to know more about you because I would just hear your name around, you know, the Institute. So let's get right into it. How did you come to faith in Jesus Christ? So I actually, I grew up in it. I just kind of always believed he was there, that he was and that his son existed. And I didn't really know too much about the Holy Spirit growing up. That wasn't really something, it's not really something that Presbyterians talk about a lot, you know. And so, yeah, I mean, I had a relationship with him for, you know, most of my life, but it really didn't, it was like, you know, like the shockwave kind of hit more when I was like 16, 17. And I was really starting to go through like some really serious suicide and depression. And I got really, you know, just really into the word. And, you know, my mom bought me a study Bible on Easter, the year I turned 17. And I still have it, I still use it every day. And so that really just kind of, cause I just have this insatiable appetite just like to know things. I don't know why I just do. And so, yeah, so giving me a study Bible was a great way. And I just never looked back, you know. And that's, I mean, I've had my ups and downs, right? You know what I mean? I'm not saying, I've walked a perfect path since I was a teenager that is far from true. But, you know, it doesn't mean that I've ever stopped believing in God or loving God or talking to God. You know, I think that I just kind of have this different understanding of who he is and like what he wants to do. Like he's never gonna give up on you, you know? And I think that's something that's really important and not something that I really want to get out there is that I'm not saying go out there and do all these bad things. We shouldn't sin much so that grace can abound much. But what I'm saying is that like, grace covers a multitude of sins. That's what I'm saying. And there's no shame, no condemnation for those that are made new in Christ. And that's what I'm trying to come and talk about is there's a way, we've kind of gotten to this point as a society where if anybody starts saying like, thus sayeth the Lord, or you quote the word in a way that people know that you're quoting the word to them, they just shut down, right? And so I don't know, I just feel like God has written it on my heart in a way that, you know, I just talk about it. I'm not trying to shove it down your throat. I'm not trying to like preach at you, but I just, I feel like God is so enmeshed in everything and every single moment of every single day that I mean, his word is just one more example of that. And speaking it is very powerful and that's something I learned along the way. And so to speak it, you have to know the word. Say that again, Sydney, maybe that one more time. To speak the word, you have to know the word. So yeah, you know, write it on your heart. Yeah, to speak the word, you have to know the word, you know, and I've read some articles about you that you are in the word daily. Yeah, I love that. I love that. Every day. In my study Bible, Josephus, you know, I've got like the concordance, the Hebrew and the Greeks dictionaries. Like I really do, like, I truly go through it all, all the time. I just love it, you know. I think it's really interesting. And I think that when you study the different translations, not that anyone is better or worse than any of the others, but I think that, you know, they all have something to offer. And, you know, that goes for like the Hebrew and the Greek too, because their vocab, like, I don't know how to explain it, but their vocabulary was richer. It was like more dense than ours is. I feel like the words that they chose to communicate what was going on or how they were feeling or what God was saying were chosen for specific reasons. They did a lot of like play on words with, you know, like was it Adam and I can't remember the other one, like that that's similar to his name, but it's like Adan or whatever, you know. And like, so one means Adam and one means something that's like completely opposite and bad that he did or whatever, you know. Hey, you know what, if someone's listening right now, right, so this is mostly a Christian podcast, but a lot of those listeners out there right now, they're not reading the word daily, say like you are or I am. What encouragement would you give to them to pick up the best -selling book of all time, the Bible, right, and get in the word and, you know, taste that a little bit every day. What would you, what encouragement would you give to them? I mean, what do you have to lose, right? Like there's so many places in the Bible where it talks about how we should meditate on God's word. And that's not just sitting there and being like, oh, you know, I'm thinking about your word. But the Hebrew and the Greek actually means to like speak on the utterance, to talk to yourself about it. And honestly, you know, you shouldn't look at it as a chore. I know for a long time, you know, it's not like I've read my Bible every single day for my entire life, right? Like we all go through stages and phases and seasons, but, you know, habits are what you consistently do. So, you know, it's gonna take time to get to that point where, you know, you make it, it's just part of what you do every day. You have your coffee and you sit down and you spend time with God first thing, you know, that's kind of like what I like to do. Just pick a time that works for you. It doesn't have to be like, oh, I'm spending 45 minutes, you know, just literally anything is better than nothing, right? Like God just wants you to say, hey, you're important to me and I'm taking this time out of my day to just spend this time with you. Set yourself up to like read five verses or read a chapter a day or, you know, start with small bits. But I mean, honestly, try not to look at it as a chore. I mean, you're meeting with the creator of the universe and magnificent things happen. Ah, come on. I mean, you know, Jesus is the word, right? Yeah. So, I mean, if you shun the word, you're kind of like shunning Jesus in a way. And he came to give us life more abundantly. So how can you have abundant life if you kind of like refuse the one who's trying to give it to you? Wow, that is, that's deep. That's profound. That is so good. That's the Holy Spirit now. That's the Holy Spirit. Speaking in and through you. Just do the talking. Cause I ramble. People know that. I'll talk forever, especially when it's about God. So I was like, God, please just let the Holy Spirit. Isn't it cool when the Holy Spirit speaks in you and through you and you hear what you just say and you're like, wow, thank you, Holy Spirit. That was totally you. Yeah, that was not me. You're like, whoa, that was good. Yeah, that was fire. That was fire, straight fire. Yeah, I was praying for like tongues of fire to be dropping on people in Albuquerque and stuff. Like it would be so heavy in the arena. Like I pray for that kind of stuff. Like to me, when I walked into church on Sunday, cause I've been doing like a really in -depth study on Joshua. I actually did a pretty in -depth study on judges. And then I went back and did Joshua cause God was like, go read Joshua. And I was like, all right, cool. So that's what I did. And you know, so I walked into church on Sunday and I just, I felt God say, take your shoes off. This is Holy ground, you know? And that was what I prayed over the ring the last time I fought in May, cause they let you go out and check the ring out. And so like, I prayed in the spirit and, you know, people call that speaking in tongues. To me, I call it praying in the spirit. It's personal between me and God. But you know, and I just remember saying like, this is Holy ground. Do you know what I mean? And I like closed the whole circle of it and like, you know, I just, and I pray about it before I go, pray about like his spirit being there, you know, and the Bible says that, that God himself is enthroned on the praises of Israel. And then people want to ask me, like, why do you walk out to Christian rapper, Christian praise music? And I'm like, why wouldn't I, you know, I'm inviting, I'm inviting God to come in and like come into my situation. You know what I mean? And just, and yeah. So to me, it's, it's a lot different, you know? So much of it is spiritually based for me. I mean, even like the hashtag, watch me rise that I use, right? That actually comes from one of my favorite verses in Judges. And it's because it was a woman judge who spoke at Deborah. And you know, I'm always about like the women warriors, like the outcasts that, you know, in society it's like says to be ladylike and they're like, no, I'm going to go fight with the dudes. Like that's who I've always identified with, you know, like Mulan was my favorite Disney movie. Like, yeah. So yeah, I mean, I don't know. I lost her. So, you know what you, you mentioned a moment ago, August. So you have an upcoming fight Albuquerque, right? Just trying to trace that one back, but yeah. But you also mentioned that how you went into the ring and prayed at your last fight. Now your last fight, you beat your opponent. You landed 98 punches to her 26. And you know what I'm like that. Yeah. And you only suffered a few bruises. Tell us about that fight. You know, there was a lot of craziness going into that fight that, you know, I just kind of briefly spoke on and that's pretty much, you know, most of like that's like the gist of what I'll say about it just to like, you know, maintain a modicum of respectability, but basically my corners last minute abandoned me for no good reason. And like one of them wasted a promotion flight and all this stuff, like it was insane. And I'm like at the airport, you know, trying to figure this stuff out. My friend drove down from South Carolina with her mom and her four year old son and like to corner me. And man, it was just wild. Like so many God moments happened. You know what I mean? It was like for every curse, there are two blessings. Like that was, that came true. You know what I mean? Like that was just so evident. And it wasn't just for me. It was for so many other people around me too. Like my friend who came down, she had been, you know, kind of like, you know, a rough state, a stagnant place in her faith with God. And, you know, I guess was feeling some type of way. And when she saw like everything that had happened and how God just like made everything just boom, boom, boom, boom, she was like, look, I told my whole family, there's no way I'll ever question again, if that is real, you know? So literally it was just nothing but God. I was just having a blast. Like I had to put all that stuff out of my mind. I didn't feel any emotion. Like, you know what I mean? I felt some, but I just prayed for protection and peace and to stay on point for what we came there to do. You know, like I had, like I have people who like, I have prayer warriors who literally like that is what we do is we pray over these events. It's not just we're praying over my fight. We're praying over the event as a whole, you know, we're praying over all of the millions of live viewers, you know, that's what we're doing. And it, I mean, hey, I couldn't have, I mean, it was other than, you know, just wanting to push the pace a little bit more. I feel like, you know, it wasn't, it wasn't a bad start to be KFC, you know what I'm saying? And you know what? BKFC, now, one thing I love about you, okay? You're a different breed, okay? You have martial artists, you have your MMA fighters, but tell my audience, maybe some of them don't, they do not know what BKFC is. You're a whole different beast, okay? All right, you're a whole different human beings. So evangelism on fire nation. If you don't know what BKFC is, listen to this. Tell my audience what type of fighter you are, Sydney Sundance Smith. So I started off in MMA, but I was waiting very patiently for them to open my weight class. And when they did, we fight with no gloves, just a little bit of wrap support around your wrist. And you know, I take down some of that. You're talking bare knuckle. Bare knuckles, yeah. Bare knuckles. 100%. She said 100%. Facts, yes. I'm so like, okay, so they're coming up with this new card. It's one in Thailand. It's like the super fight or whatever. And they're letting them do, it's a special rules, bare knuckle Muay Thai. Ooh. I have been bugging the crap out of them. Like, hey, can we get a bare knuckle Muay Thai? And they're like crickets. And then this happens and I'm like, I see y 'all. I see what's happening. Y 'all keep me in mind at 1 .15, I told them, I told all of them, I've told my manager, I've told Dave Felt, I mean, you know, I've told them all. I said, if you start a bare knuckle Muay Thai, don't even ask me any questions, you just sign me up. Sign you up. Every single time you have a fight for me, don't even ask me, don't ask me no questions, just sign me up. Don't do that until the day I cannot fight for. That appeals to me. So how do you go from MMA to bare knuckle fighting? How does that transition happen? Very carefully, I guess. It's hard not to kick people and knee people. I mean, honestly, I was just waiting for them, like I said, to open my weight class. It's been around for five years now. So you're a straw weight, correct? Yeah, yes. All right. They had 1 .25 for a while and I, you know, I've been offered a couple of different, different promotional bare knuckle, you know, fights at 1 .25. But I just, you know, I had a lot of medical issues and stuff and, you know, even now healthy, I have to, I have to work to be at like 1 .32 walking around, you know, like a healthy 1 .32. So there's no way I could fight at 1 .25. Those girls cut from like an insane amount and yeah, no. I'm good at 1 .15, you know, like I can make the weight. It doesn't bother me. I make 1 .15, like my body just automatically knows like, oh, it's time to cut weight. And it just does it. Like I really, you know, I just have this really good system and as long as I stick to it, then I really don't have any problems. I cut weight and I feel so strong. It's so weird, but it's just, I've gotten it down to that, down to that point, you know. You know, one thing that I've heard about you, tell me if this is true, but I've heard that you're a fighter who likes to get hit. Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, so like, you know, Donald Cerrone, you know, he kind of like a little bit of a slow starter sometimes. He's got to get hit a few times to like kind of wake him up. And then he's just like, you know, like back in the day, that's, that's kind of like me. You know what I mean? It's like, if you don't, if you're not going to exchange with me, it's kind of hard. Like, yeah, I mean, I still fight you, right? But it's not going to be the same level of fight. You know, if you're, if you want to bang with me, you're going to, like, I know people think like, maybe I'm just, you know, exaggerating or whatever, but like, you're going to get a different, a different side of me. Like you're going to bring out something in me that is like, oh, okay, you think that was hard, like my turn. You know what I mean? Like I get to hit you now, right? So I don't know. I just, I love it. I've always loved it. I fought Chelsea McCoy for my first fight, right? Like Rick McCoy's daughter, first ever MMA fight. She hit me so hard, I fought double. I'm not even kidding, right? I didn't know what to do. I had never, like, I was training out of a basement with some, you know, with a guy who had a few amateur fights under his belt. Like, it wasn't like I was Rick McCoy's daughter trained at the MMA Institute, right? I apparently even knew what the MMA Institute was. And I was just like, yeah, I'll fight her. Everybody was like, you're really going to fight her? And I was like, yeah. And then like, I didn't get knocked out or submitted or anything, right? Like we had a good fight, but yeah, she made me see double and I was just kind of like, you know, it was in that moment where it was, it was kind of like, you're either going to do this and you're going to love it. Like, that's going to, that's going to do it for you. You know what I mean? Yeah. Or you're done. You know what I mean? This is not for you. Yeah. And I was just like, I shook my head and I was like, well, then I was like, just pick one, you know? So it kind of solidified that. And you know, so it's not the last time I've seen double in a fight.
Gov. Kathy Hochul: Telling Migrants to 'Go Somewhere Else'
"Of the people in our shelters today are from Venezuela they are literally from around the world in West Africa South and Central America they're coming from all but over we have to let the word out that when you come to New York we're not going to have more hotel rooms we don't have capacity so we have to also message properly that we're at our limit if you're going to leave your country go somewhere else but the smarter thing is to apply for asylum before and you'll have a different you experience leave your country when you arrive I love this right like we're at our limit New York's at their limit they're at their capacity what because they got a hundred thousand people there that they didn't want we're at our limit don't come here you leave your country don't come to New York and and this is as we're watching on TV and this is why these poll numbers are changing large groups that are coming across Eagle is Pass dealing in a day what New York is dealing with in in a month or two months or three months per day of illegal immigrants coming across the southern border listen to Bill Mallujan reporting on the largest mass illegal crossing that we have ever caught on video we've ever seen happening this last week. I can tell you that early this morning in Eagle Pass we witnessed one of the largest mass illegal crossings we have ever seen in the last two and a half years of covering our southern border we'll get right to this video take a look at this stunning footage border patrol sources telling telling us just after midnight about 2 ,500 migrants crossed illegally into Eagle Pass you can see this lengthy line of them stretching from shore to shore in the river this video perspective coming from the Mexican side of the river in Piedras Negras one of our contacts over there shooting this video as as they essentially bum -rushed Eagle Pass last night bum -rushed that's what's people's changing minds here
A highlight from ByBit Vacates United Kingdom as "Crypto Hub" Dreams Falter
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, September 25th, and today we are updating ourselves on the geopolitical landscape of crypto. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Hope you had a great weekend. There are lots of interesting things to catch up on. And today, a slight theme in some of these stories is where different countries are positioning themselves vis -a -vis crypto. Now, the UK has had an interesting relationship with the industry. They were for a time very harsh. The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has never seemingly been that into the whole space. But then when Rishi Sunak became chancellor of the exchequer, he declared that the UK would be open for crypto business. He wanted to make the UK the most crypto friendly jurisdiction in the world. Well, of course, over the next few months, through a variety of weird ups and downs, Rishi eventually ended up the prime minister. And of course, it might be reasonable then to ask, is the UK getting friendlier for crypto companies? Well, on that front, Bybit have announced that they will suspend service to UK customers next week in response to regulatory changes. The UK's Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, will begin enforcement of new marketing regulations starting on October 8. The regulations require crypto firms to ensure advertising is clear, fair, and not misleading, as well as presented alongside a risk warning. Advertisements are required to be certified by firms, but this process requires crypto firms to be registered in the UK. So far, UK licenses have been difficult to obtain for non -domestic exchanges. The rules also require a number of technical changes to exchange business operations around new customers. For example, exchanges need to implement a 24 -hour cooling -off period before a new customer is allowed to make transactions. They are also required to put in place client appropriateness testing and client categorization features. These measures could involve limiting the size, for example, of crypto investments based on the customer's net worth. Now, penalties for non -compliance in these new rules are harsh, with unlimited fines and even criminal charges available as punishments. As you might imagine, the crypto industry has been highly critical of these elements, especially those that require technical changes to platforms. In response to those critiques, the FCA said that they would provide a transition period for firms that request it, potentially giving exchanges until January to come into compliance. Last week, however, the regulators said that they are alarmed at the lack of engagement with foreign firms. Only 24 firms have responded to a survey sent to over 150 companies. In response, the FCA wrote, "...this lack of engagement gives us serious concerns about unregistered firms' readiness to comply with the new regime." Now, in their announcement that UK services would be suspended, Bybit claimed their "...primary objective is to operate our business in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations in the UK." Bybit said that they were making "...a choice to embrace the regulation proactively and pause our services in this market." They said that the "...suspension will allow the company to focus its efforts and resources on being able to best meet the regulations outlined by the UK authorities in the future." Practically, this means that from Sunday, Bybit will no longer be accepting new accounts from UK users. Existing users would be barred from making new deposits or increasing existing positions from October 8th. They will have until January to manage and wind down their existing positions. Bybit, as you might imagine, is not currently registered in the UK and is based in Dubai. Importantly, Bybit is not the only firm suspending service to UK customers in light of the new regulations. Last month, PayPal announced that it would temporarily pause crypto services in the country until next year. On top of that, crypto exchange LUNO said that it would be restricting some customer accounts from being able to invest on the platform until further notice. Bybit CEO Ben Zhao had flagged the firm's exit earlier in September warning of how overly broad the regulations are. He said, "...FCA has explicitly contacted all the major players — us, OKEx, Binance, everyone — and asked what our plan is to deal with this new law. And the new law is that if you use English as a language, they will see you as trying to solicit their users, so you cannot claim that you are in reverse solicitation. Everyone is in trouble. So everyone is thinking of plans of how to deal with this new law." George Morris, a partner at Simmons & Simmons, explained that the marketing regulations had been enforced for securities firms for decades but were now being expanded to cover the crypto industry. He said, "...the rules are extremely complicated and they're quite wide -ranging. It's not just UK firms that are subject to these rules. Anyone with a website that can be accessed in the UK is subject to these requirements." So there are a lot of different elements of this. One challenge is, yes, these advertising standards. But the bigger issue is this whole need to evaluate client suitability and potentially restrict investments. Practically, that either means a ton of financial disclosures from customers that they would have to manage and verify, or there's simply some self -attestation checkbox, which might not be that effective. Basically, with a set of marketing regulations, the FCA have figured out how to limit small retail's ability to buy crypto in the country. Now, one thing that is notable is that we haven't heard anything from the really big international exchanges yet in terms of how they're dealing with this. But in any case, it seems like a big detriment for UK crypto. As Leon TK put it, so much for the UK being a crypto hub, failing already. Now, speaking of places where there is more optimism, last week was, of course, the token 2049 conference in Singapore. And that led to a lot of different discussion around how different the Asian environment for crypto felt as compared to the US and European environments. Indeed, while Western jurisdictions seem to be bogged down with regulations that are unclear at best or hostile at worst, the vibes in Asia are reportedly immaculate. Major conferences around Asia during September saw an uptick in attendance, and regulatory regimes across South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan appear to be giving the crypto industry a clear set of workable rules to allow firms to re -establish themselves coming out of crypto winter. The block's Frank Shapiro spoke with some conference attendees and reported on an optimism emerging in the East. One conference attendee said that South Korean retail is flocking back to crypto. They argued that young investors in particular view real estate and equities as massively overvalued and out of reach, so are instead opting to buy cryptocurrency. They said they don't buy houses, but they can buy tokens every week. There is a huge market. Another attendee spoke about the difficulty of accessing the Korean market due to South Korea's notoriously tough corporate climate for international firms. They said the liquidity is insane, but it is siloed and protectionist. You have to speak Korean. On that front, crypto custodian BitGo recently partnered with domestic juggernaut Hana Bank due to the difficulty in accessing the market without a local connection. What's more, one anonymous trading firm said they had been waiting five years to operate as a liquidity provider on domestic exchanges in South Korea. They said when they open up, we can be first in line. It's a great retail market. To get a sense of scale, the largest Korean exchange, Upbit, regularly outperforms Coinbase in terms of spot trading volumes. Then there is of course Hong Kong. Their new regulatory regime is off to a tough start in some ways with fraud investigations into crypto exchange JPX becoming public earlier this month. The most recent update is that there have been 11 suspects brought in for questioning and losses have been estimated at 178 million across 2 ,265 victims. Local police have said that the ringleaders of the operation are still at large and have enlisted the help of Interpol. Some are referring to JPX as the largest financial fraud to ever hit the city. Yet despite the major investigation, there are currently no signs that Hong Kong regulators are seeking to reverse course on unexpectedly open crypto regulations. Indeed, on Monday, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said that it would be releasing the full list of current applicants to ensure that users are able to identify false claims from exchanges. The theme appears to be the same across multiple Asian jurisdictions. Basically, that individual incidents of fraud and malpractice haven't tarnished enthusiasm for the industry as a whole. Another conference attendee told Chiparo, This Asia trip blew my mind. The excitement in Korea and Singapore is the polar opposite of what's going on in the U .S. Alex Vannevik of Nansen wrote, Vannek portfolio manager Pranav Kannadi added some color around how local investors are thinking about the space as well. On September 14, Pranav tweeted, Conversations were mostly positive and a key question was, We're in a crypto winter right now, but when should we expect the next bull run? Not a single convo mentioned the merits of the tech or whether the space survives, feeling optimistic. Now, hopping from Asia over to Europe again for a moment. According to a report from Fortune, Coinbase considered acquiring FTX's European business in the wake of FTX's November bankruptcy. Apparently talks never progressed to a late stage, but the preliminary interest highlights how important international expansion is to Coinbase, particularly regarding its derivatives products. Before the bankruptcy, FTX Europe was the only European firm registered to provide perpetual futures trading. And while derivatives trading remains heavily restricted in the U .S., both Coinbase and Gemini have launched offshore trading venues this year to provide derivatives markets to international customers with a keen eye on Asian regions. For Coinbase, the pivot to derivatives could provide a much needed boost to flagging spot volumes. According to Kiko Research, derivatives volumes in Quarter 2 of this year were six times large than spot. Now, the entity that became FTX Europe was originally acquired in late 2021 for 376 million. The firm was already licensed in Cyprus at the time, which allowed it to access European markets. Since the bankruptcy, the entity, along with its valuable license, have attracted interest from Crypto .com and Trek Labs as well. According to documents viewed by Fortune, Coinbase expressed interest immediately after the FTX bankruptcy and again as recently as last month. That said, FTX Europe has also been in the crosshairs of the U .S.-based FTX bankruptcy team for clawbacks. The estate launched a lawsuit against FTX Europe executives claiming that the original acquisition was a horrendous business decision, arguing that FTX effectively paid 376 million for a $2 million operating license, and on top of this, the sale of FTX Europe seems like a difficult task with active litigation surrounding the firm. In July, the U .S.-based FTX estate said, The FTX debtors' professional advisors have concluded that there is no realistic possibility of a sale. However, last Thursday, they said, The FTX debtors are committed to maximizing the value of FTX's assets to drive customer recoveries. As such, the FTX debtors are continuing to evaluate whether there are viable options for the sale of some or all of the assets of the FTX Europe business. Now one small aside on Coinbase. Arkham Intelligence claimed to have mapped Coinbase's bitcoin wallets and according to Arkham, Coinbase holds almost 1 million bitcoin worth around $25 billion at current market prices. This would amount to almost 5 % of the bitcoin in circulation, similar to the amount held in wallets believed to be owned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Arkham's report showed that Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around 10 ,000 bitcoin, and the firm believes that Coinbase has additional bitcoin holdings which are not yet labeled and could not be identified. According to data published by CoinGecko, Coinbase only owns around $200 million worth of this gigantic bitcoin stash, with the rest attributable to client custody. However, staying on the Europe question and how valuable this Cyprus license actually is, with Europe's MICA regulations coming into force from June of next year, some firms are beginning to warn that a clear lack of guidance could lead to disruption. The MICA rules were intended to provide a comprehensive framework, but there are still numerous grey areas. One of the major problems surrounds stablecoins. There is currently no guidance on how MICA stablecoin regulations will apply to foreign and decentralized issuers. The default scenario seems to be a ban in Europe unless these issuers can obtain the appropriate licensing, with no arrangement to recognize approvals in other jurisdictions. The European Banking Authority has warned that there will be no grace period for coins already on the market. The EBA and its sister agency, the European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, are currently taking public consultation on how the MICA regulations should be implemented. Relatedly last week, the head of legal at Binance France said during a public hearing hosted by the EBA, we are heading towards a delisting of all stablecoins in Europe on June 30th. This could have a significant impact on the market in Europe compared to the rest of the world. Now, Binance CEO CZ quickly walked back the comments claiming, it was a question taken out of context. In fact, we have a couple of partners launching Euro and other stablecoins in fully compliant manners of course. A blog post from Binance explained further, stating that they would be required to delist stablecoins that fail to gain registration in Europe and that no licenses have been granted to stablecoin issuers currently. Binance wrote, While we are confident that there will be constructive solutions in place before the mid -2024 deadline, if left as is, this could have an impact on the European crypto market and the competitiveness of European crypto exchanges in the global market. Now the requirement that stablecoin issuers are EU -based could cause further problems for decentralized organizations. Thomas Vogel, a partner at law firm Latham & Watkins said, So, this is sort of the challenge with MICA. As comprehensive as the regulations are written, how they get implemented is still fairly up in the air. There was commentary around the time that MICA was being voted upon that it could either be a big step in giving the crypto industry a clear set of rules to function, or work as a de facto crypto ban depending on how it was implemented and whether enough licenses were granted. Now, with a little over nine months until MICA comes into force, there is still time to ensure that rules are workable for existing firms, but it appears that there is a lot of work left to do in that regard. Anyways, it's definitely a story to keep an eye on, as something that was seen as largely positive could become quite bad quite quickly. However, friends, that is where we're going to wrap for today. Lots going on in this fascinating world of crypto. Wherever you are enjoying it from, I appreciate you listening. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
A highlight from 1410: Bitcoin Will Hit $10,000,000 Per Coin - Binance CEO CZ
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis. And also I'm going to be sharing with you a 48 ,700 Bitcoin price target, pre halving according to a top analyst. Also did you know it was exactly six years ago today, China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time and ever since the Bitcoin price action is up 600 % and the mining hash rate is back at all time highs. Also quitting Max Kaiser, Bukele has restored the human rights to 7 million Salvadorians that have been taken away by murderous runts, the British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story of the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele -nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice preach. Also in today's show, Mt. Gox repayments delayed yet again. Creditors are waiting on Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash and Yen payments until next year in 2024. We'll also be discussing, according to this latest report, Coinbase currently holds 5 % of the entire Bitcoin supply in existence. That's right. While Coinbase holds 25 billion in BTC, the exchange only owns around 200 million in Bitcoin and its wallets. We'll also be discussing the catalyst, which will catapult the Bitcoin price action. According to skybridge capitals, Anthony Scaramucci will also be discussing the latest with the Binance CEO CZ setting the record straight on $250 million loan claims. That's right. The US court had recently denied an inspection plea by the SEC. I'll be breaking down this latest FUD and speaking of CZ, the Binance CEO predicts the Bitcoin price will reach $10 million per coin. In fact, a couple of years back in an interview, he said, if all of the major institutions allocate 1 % Bitcoin, we're going to see 1000 X or more growth of the Bitcoin price. And if you run the math, 1000 times today's price action is 26 to $27 million per BTC. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam. This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at crypto news alerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net and welcome everyone just joining us. This is podcast episode number 1410. I'm your host JV and today is September 23rd, 2023. So welcome to another sat stacking Saturday. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do here each and every day, seven days a week. We can see Bitcoin back in the green trading above 26 .6 and we also have ether back in the green trading at roughly $1 ,600. The market cap is sitting at 1 .06 trillion with roughly 17 billion in volume. In the past 24 hours, we've got Bitcoin dominance at 49 .1 % and the ether dominance at 18 .2 % as Bitcoin continues outpacing Ethereum and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we've got theta lead in the pack up 7 % trading just under 64 cents followed by rocket pool up 4 % trading at $21 .63, followed by chain link up 4 % trading at $7 .18 and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, we have WeMix leading this pack up 15%. We have PLS up 8 .2 % and XRD up 11, I mean 7 .4 % and checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated a 47, which is neutral. Yesterday was a 43 in fear, last week also a 43 and last month a 41 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you have been stacking M -Sats and taking advantage of the recent dip in dollar cost averaging? Let me know. And how many of you are anticipating Bitcoin price action to maybe dip a little further south before packing some new positions? Let me know how you feel with the current status. And also just quick reminder, we're almost at the end of September historically, September is the worst month out of the entire year for the Bitcoin price action, but it's always followed by up tober, which is historically one of the most bullish months for Bitcoin. So we only have another week until we get out of September. So we'll see how this is likely to play out. Let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Bitcoin failed to reclaim 27 ,000, though we came close. It stalled at 26 ,500 as of right now. Meanwhile, the altcoins are in no better shape with minor losses coming from most of the larger cap ones. With Chainlink, the only one with a notable price increase. So last week was expectedly less volatile, aside from the brief spike on Saturday that pushed Bitcoin then to the multi -day peak of 26 ,400. But after failing to continue upwards, Bitcoin retraced at 26 ,000 and spent the rest of the weekend there. Then Monday didn't start all that positively either, but finished the way. Bitcoin went on the offensive and soared above 27 ,000 for the first time in weeks, but then shortly dumped after. But the bulls kept the pressure on and pushed Bitcoin to a new 20 -day peak at 27 ,500 on Tuesday. The next few days were rather calm with Bitcoin maintaining 27 G's, even after the US Fed's decision to stop raising the interest rates. Yet Bitcoin's momentum disappeared by Friday as it fell to 26 ,400. It even tried to bounce off the end of the day, but failed and currently stands at 26 ,500. Its market cap is south of 520 billion, while its dominance over the alts still just inches shy of 49%. So there you have it. And as we mentioned a little earlier, the altcoins, a lot of them are also in the red with the exception of Chainlink, which seems to be outpacing the rest of the major alts. Now for a prediction from Titan of Crypto, here's what he shared on X. Bitcoin 48 ,700 before the halving rocket ship to the moon. You might want to bookmark this one. Fam, never in history the halving occurred without Bitcoin reaching the 78 .6 % Fibonacci retracement level. So first off, first cycle price reached this four months before the halving, and the second cycle it was two months before, and then on the third cycle it was 12 months before. The next halving is now roughly six months away. Bitcoin might reach the 78 .6 % Fibonacci level within this period as it currently lies at 48 ,700, but the million dollar question remains, will this time be different? So as we enter this fourth halving, let me know where you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to hit before we have liftoff. I mean, obviously that would be a bullish scenario setting us up for a perfect price discovery in 2024 post halving. So I cannot wait. I hope the analyst is right. And if you didn't know, it was exactly six years ago. China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time because guess what? You can't ban Bitcoin. You can try. Good luck with that. And ever since the price action on the King Crypto is up 600 % and the mining hash rate continues to hit all time highs. And as you know, hash rate is a good indicator for the strength of the network, meaning the market cap is just north of only $500 billion. And as Max points out here, referring to Bukele, he has restored the human rights of 7 million Salvadorans that have been taken away by murderous runts. The British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story, the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele Nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice. Massive shout out to Najib Bukele and the people of El Salvador. Which country do you feel is likely to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender next? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments below. I feel it's going to be another Latin American country. I'd say a great candidate for that is Argentina, which has hundreds of millions of people. We have Javier Malay, the pro presidential candidate. There is a 70 % chance plus that he is elected as the president. And we already know the likelihood he could make Bitcoin a legal tender, especially being orange -pilled by Max Keiser, who is the senior Bitcoin advisor for President Bukele. As Max has already announced, he can't wait to touch down in Buenos Aires to orange pill Javier Malay. Then we also have Mexico. We have people like Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico, very pro Bitcoin, claiming Bitcoin has been his best investment ever because, again, Max orange -pilled him back in 2014. Then we have Brazil and so many other countries that make Bitcoin a potential to become legal tender. And we all know that's going to be a game changer. And that's just another catalyst on top of the Bitcoin halving scheduled in six months in 2024, plus the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States. So can you say fireworks lays ahead? Let's go. Now let's discuss the latest more bullish news, meaning Mt. Gox is going to be delaying these payments, which means no crypto is going to be dumped onto the open market anytime soon, which again is good for the hodlers. Check it out. Now we got Nobuaki, the Mt. Gox trustee in charge of the funds owed to the exchange creditors, updated the public on September 21st, two days ago, according to the trustee, because of the lengthy discussions with specific payment providers, he could not make the October 31st deadline. That was the initial deadline, fam. And because of this reason, the repayments will start next year. And so they say, quitting him here. Therefore, with the permission of the Tokyo district court, the rehabilitation trustee changed the deadline of the base repayment, the early lump sum repayment and the intermediate repayment from October 31st, 2023 Japan time to October 31st, 2024 Japan time, respectively. By the letter of the Kobashi details, the Mt. Gox creditors waited nine years for payments. Good Lord. Currently, they're owed one hundred and forty one thousand six hundred and eighty six BTC plus one hundred and forty two thousand eight hundred and forty six Bitcoin cash and sixty nine is that billion yen. Good Lord. I'd love to know what that equates to in dollars anyways, though the delay has been extended. The creditors who have completed their claims might receive the payment by year's end, quoting them again. Rehabilitation creditors who have provided the necessary info to the rehabilitation trustee will see the payments made in a sequence as early as the end of this year, according to the letter. However, this schedule could change. Kobashi also said that due to the high volume of inquiries regarding the process, the rehabilitation team might not respond promptly. Well, that doesn't sound so promising, but I guess it's a good sign that most of this cash is not going to be dumped off any time soon, as there's a lot of FUD that's always circulating. The Mt. Gox, you know, sell off is going to crash the entire market. I think that is very unlikely and is nothing more than FUD. And again, we're gearing up for the most bullish sentiment in the four year cyclical cycle amongst us in twenty twenty four. So versus being in fear, I would be very optimistic about what's to come for the king crypto and the crypto market as a whole. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss the largest crypto exchange in the United States. Clearly, it is Coinbase. The CEO is Brian Armstrong. But did you know, according to this latest report, they currently control and own over five percent of the Bitcoin in circulation. That's pretty hefty. And let's break this one down. And how many of you have used the Coinbase crypto exchange before? Let me know in the comments below. Here we go. Blockchain intelligence platform ARKAM recently identified the crypto exchange Coinbase holds almost one million Bitcoin in its wallets like, whoa, the coins are worth more than twenty five billion dollars at the current prices. Now, according to ARKAM, the exchanges holdings amount to almost five percent of all the existing Bitcoin. ARKAM said Coinbase holds a total of nine hundred forty seven thousand seven hundred and fifty five BTC. And at the moment, Bitcoin circulating supply is around nineteen million four hundred ninety three thousand five hundred thirty seven, according to coin info on CoinGecko. And as ARKAM shared here on X, ARKAM now identified twenty five billion of Bitcoin's Coinbase reserves with one million, approximately Bitcoin on chain. This makes Coinbase the largest Bitcoin entity in the world on ARKAM, with almost five percent of all the Bitcoin in existence, almost as much as Satoshi Nakamoto. Crazy, right? Furthermore, ARKAM noted that it has tagged and identified thirty six million Bitcoin deposits and holding addresses used by the exchange. And according to ARKAM, Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around ten thousand BTC. And based on the exchanges financial reports, the intelligence company believes that Coinbase has more Bitcoin than are yet labeled and could not be identified. And while Coinbase holds over twenty five billion worth of Bitcoin in its wallets, the exchange only owns around ten thousand of all the Bitcoin in which it holds, which is roughly two hundred million dollars, according to the recent data. Meanwhile, community members express varying reactions to the news about the amount of Bitcoin on the centralized exchange in which they hold. Some believe it's a sign to withdraw their Bitcoin from the exchanges, warning hodlers not to wait until the exchanges start to halt withdrawals. Others say that since there are legitimate concerns over cold wallets, there is no good way to store your assets. I'd like to chime in real quick. Obviously, if it's not your keys, it's not your coins. So while a custodian such as Coinbase can hold your crypto, you've got to also note that it's not yours. So if something were to happen, hypothetically, like we've seen with FTX and the collapse last year, then not your keys, not your coins, they don't belong to you at the end of the day. So you've got to start to weigh the risk reward with having a custodian such as Coinbase or a centralized exchange hold your coins versus taking the responsibility for yourself and learning how to self custody your own crypto and call storage such as with a Bitcoin cold wallet, such as a treasure. So I just wanted to point that out. There's no right or wrong way to hold your crypto. You've got to do what's in your best interest, of course. So, you know, I mean, just want to keep it real at the end of the day. So check it when it comes to Bitcoin ownership by companies, business intelligence for MicroStrategy still owns most Bitcoin. I believe it's over one hundred and fifty two thousand eight hundred BTC, to be exact, worth over four billion dollars at the time of this recording, making them the largest publicly traded company to have Bitcoin on their balance sheet. Now, another major company that controls over six hundred thousand BTC is Grayscale in their GBTC product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which they just recently had a lawsuit against the SEC with the plan to convert their trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF. So considering they already control the underlying asset in the sum of over six hundred thousand BTC makes them a pretty strong contender. Wouldn't you agree? Let me know your thoughts, fam. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the Bitcoin price likely to catapult along with the altcoin to coin to SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci. Let's break this down. Shout out to the Mooch, SkyBridge Capital founder Scaramucci is detailing how one catalyst could have a bullish impact on Bitcoin, as well as the alt. In an interview with the Wolf of Wall Street, Scott Melker Scaramucci says that a spot Bitcoin ETF could be approved in the first quarter of twenty twenty four, which seems to be a ninety five percent likelihood, according to top ETF analyst at Bloomberg, Eric Balchunes. So according to SkyBridge Capital founder, the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF and the Bitcoin halving, which is expected to occur in April of twenty twenty four, could combine to ignite a crypto bull market. No, it's not. It could combine. It will combine. Just saying. Quitting him here as Wall Street or products on Wall Street are sold, they are not bought. And so there is going to be tens of thousands, if not one hundred thousand plus people at these Wall Street firms selling these products to their traditional investors. So people that are in Bitcoin understand the finite supply of Bitcoin, right? We all know there's a finite limited supply, 21 million, and they understand the nature and the quality the Bitcoin has. This will push Bitcoin up. Of course, it will have a dramatically positive effect on the altcoin market because it will lead to more capital into digital properties so people can think whatever they want. They can think short term about the near term volatility of Bitcoin. But these macro positive factors are overwhelming. And according to Scaramucci, the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF filed by giant asset managers such as BlackRock, who controls over 10 trillion in assets under management and Fidelity, that controls over four and a half trillion in assets under management, can see Bitcoin increasing its market cap by roughly 24 times from the current level. We'll send it. Let's go quoting the Mooch here. It is important that now the largest asset manager in the world who started out with some level of skepticism related to digital assets and Bitcoin is now willing to adopt Bitcoin. I mean, I guess they mean BlackRock is willing to adopt Bitcoin, but even more important than that, they're willing to explain to their clients. I think BlackRock now has 13 trillion dollars in assets under management. So for them, seven trillion for Fidelity. While these numbers are higher than I even imagine, while their clients need exposure to digital property like Bitcoin. And so we have a five hundred billion dollar plus market for Bitcoin. So you and I know gold is at 12 trillion ish, depending on where it's trading. But yes, 12 trillion. There is no reason why Bitcoin couldn't get gold. So there you have it. And to watch this video interview he did with Scott Melker entitled 37000 Bitcoin. Can it skyrocket 35 percent? Check the show notes below the video in the description. And I think we all could agree it's only a matter of time before Bitcoin returns to price discovery mode, virtually meaning entering new all time highs. My personal prediction is sometime in 2024, considering the two biggest catalysts, which we just covered, the Bitcoin halving and Bitcoin ETF approval, which we know is going to be a given, especially considering the SEC is not going to be able to push it back and push back that deadline any longer because, you know, they just they have been pushing it back now for 10 years while they continue to approve futures ETFs, which can allow them to spoof and manipulate the market, which is all by design. At the end of the day, there's not new under the sun and three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. But just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the ongoing fight against CZ, the finance CEO with this 250 million dollar loan. And then I'll be breaking down his 10 million dollar price prediction and in fact sharing a transcription of him claiming that Bitcoin can thousand X from the current price, which would ultimately mean not 10 million, but we're talking twenty six to twenty seven million dollars per coin. Let's break this down. So here we go. First, with the FUD, the Binance CEO, CZ Shangping Zhao had refuted a recent report alleging that he received the 250 million dollar loan from BAM Management, the company that serves as the holding entity for Binance US. Now, how many of you have used Binance US or Binance before as the exchange? Let me know, fam. The development comes amidst Binance's struggles with plunging trading volume as the world's largest crypto exchange faces mounting lawsuits and increased scrutiny, regulatory which seems to all be by design by the SEC and the regulators. Right. The report published by Decrypt September 19th drew its conclusions from court documents associated with the ongoing lawsuit involving Binance and the United States. SEC, according to the news agency's interpretation, the Binance US legal representatives asserted in the documents that BAM Management US Holdings had issued a quarter billion dollar convertible note to CZ back in December. CZ, however, challenged the accuracy of the report when he tweeted the following. The amount of wrong information is just they got the direction wrong. I loaned 250 million dollars to BAM a while back, not the other way around, and have not taken it back. The Binance CEO clarified that the loan arrangement was, in fact, the opposite of what was reported in the post. The exec explained that he had extended a 250 million dollar loan to BAM Management and asserted that he had not yet received the payment. So there's nothing new under the sun. Just more FUD, it seems like, fam. The legal battle has taken a toll on Binance US, which saw a flurry of employee departures. The US SEC alleged that Binance was not cooperating in the ongoing probe and even claimed that BAM refused to make essential witnesses available for deposition. Concerns were also raised on CEFFU, which happens to be a custody service offered by Binance's international arm, Binance Holdings Ltd. The SEC's filing claimed that the platform appeared to be in violation of a previous agreement designed to prevent the transfer of the assets abroad. And despite the scathing attacks by the financial regulator, Binance scored a small win this week. The SEC's motion to approve an inspection into Binance US was denied by the USDC District Judge, Zia Farokhia. So there you have it. I mean, the ongoing FUD will more than likely continue, as obviously Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world and regulators seem to have a problem with them and want to go after them for whatever apparent reason. So, like I said, hopefully in the end, you know, truth is revealed and the real story versus all the FUD and, you know, the manipulation of the price action and all the shenanigans we continue to witness in the market. And with that being shared, now let's dive into the Binance CEO, CZ and his 10 million dollar price prediction, as well as him predicting that Bitcoin price action could even a thousand X from here, sending the Bitcoin price parabolic to 26 or even 27 million dollars per coin. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Here we go. JV, have you ever heard of him? A crypto YouTube influencer from Crypto News Alerts remembered CZ's prediction. You're damn right I did. The Bitcoin would reach 10 million per coin. JV referred to the statement in a recent video uploaded on YouTube where he analyzes various aspects of the Bitcoin market development. Now, JV looked back at CZ's Bitcoin prediction while analyzing the Bitcoin CEO's recent Twitter comments. And in a Q &A session on July 5th, CZ addressed several issues, including Binance's reaction to the ongoing regulatory scrutiny. He also spoke about the rising interest of institutional investors in crypto currencies, as well as the proposed BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF. CZ made the 10 million dollar price prediction back in 2021. In fact, I have the article already pulled up and I'm going to be reading word for word what he shared. Following MicroStrategy's announcement, allocating Bitcoin for the corporate strategy, CZ based his analysis on the possibility of several corporate companies, major institutions across the world, allocating just one percent of their corporate treasury into Bitcoin. And according to CZ, that would lead to a thousand X growth in the value of BTC. JV highlighted CZ's welcoming approach to institutional investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem, and CZ noted that advantages in traditional finance firms they bring to the crypto industry, despite concerns about their intentions clashing with Bitcoin's decentralized nature. And according to JV, CZ identified two key factors driving Binance's strategy for the next 18 months. They include the upcoming Bitcoin halving event now less than six months out, as well as, you know, we could be seeing a Bitcoin ETF here in the near future. The Bitcoin community expects the next halving to occur in April of 2024. Now quoting CZ word for word from the initial interview he made on Bloomberg Radio predicting a potential 1000 X increase in the Bitcoin price action. So here's what he had to say. Right now, I think only 11 companies again, this is right around the time that MicroStrategy announced putting Bitcoin on its balance sheet. They announced having allocating some talking about Bitcoin, like usually less than one percent of their corporate treasury to Bitcoin. And we think that it is most likely what caused the initial price rise. I think MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor started it first, but there are six hundred and fifty thousand companies in the world, like relatively established companies in the world, and their treasury is huge. Preach. So if all of them talking about these major institutions only allocated just one percent to Bitcoin, we are going to see, I don't know, 1000 X more growth in the Bitcoin price. And if they allocate more than one percent, then it's going to be even bigger. So I think people don't quite get the magnitude of the wave that is about to hit us. Now, let's run that math one more time. Fam, today's price is roughly twenty six thousand five hundred times that by one thousand. He's talking about a twenty six and a half million dollar Bitcoin price action. The potential if they only put one percent of their strategic reserves into Bitcoin, you do the math. If it's five X and five percent, what are we talking? One hundred and twenty million dollar Bitcoin price. Just saying this is coming from CZ, the world's richest man in crypto. So very powerful words indeed. Let's get back to this prediction of what he shared. So the finance CEO estimates that the flagship crypto can go up anywhere from nineteen hundred percent to twenty thousand percent from the current price levels from the time he made the prediction. And he goes on to share with price predictions. It is really, really difficult. I think it can go to, I don't know, one million dollars, ten million dollars. It is very hard to tell. And again, if we literally did a thousand X from today's price, we're talking twenty six and a half million per BTZ. So CZ also reveals that the exchange is onboarding new users as an at an unprecedented sustained rate during the bull run, outpacing its user growth during the twenty seventeen bull run. So again, this was during the twenty twenty one bull run. Here's what he had to share. Just to give people the idea, in twenty seventeen, when Bitcoin hit the peak of about 20 G's, we were seeing three hundred thousand new registered users per day. And that only happened for a couple of days. And that kind of trailed off and became slower. Now we're seeing sustained new user registrations above the peak and sustained like for over two to three months. So could you imagine running the world's largest crypto exchange and having over three hundred thousand new registered users every single day for like 90 days straight? That is insanity. And that's the previous market. I think twenty twenty four is likely going to outpace the previous market as Bitcoin becomes a common household name and as Bitcoin game theory continues in full effect. You have presidential candidates making Bitcoin a big determining factor. We have people like Ron DeSantis, Kennedy Jr., Javier Malay over in Argentina. So naturally, it's just going to create more commotion and positive catalysts for Bitcoin as we move forward into twenty twenty four. So, I mean, fireworks are ahead. Let me know how you feel. We're likely to finish out this year by December of twenty twenty three. Where do you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to be? And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
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This is like a rabbit hole, but, you know, posture is a very interesting topic because there's lots of studies out there that show that actually fixing posture doesn't do absolutely anything to preventing pain. So you could say posture is a shitcoin. The best way to fix your posture, I think, is just sell your chair. So, Sam, I've been doing a muscle activation technique, which is basically a realignment of your nervous system, I guess, so you have a bunch of different muscles that help your joints to mobilize your joints, and oftentimes we get micro injuries and some of these slow twitch deep muscles stop working and then your body compensates, of course, by utilizing other muscles around that muscle group or within that muscle group to compensate, and sometimes those muscles start refiring again and sometimes they don't. And so I've been doing this thing called muscle activation technique, and my posture has actually improved because this technician has gone through and ensured that all of these muscles that are around these joints for mobility and range of motion are activated. And I feel I actually it's almost like magic. It's just really weird thing because you don't really you can't really tell what's going on because you don't really feel a lot of these muscles individually. But after doing this for about 10 sessions now, I feel better physically than I have in a long time. My posture is better. It feels like my body is working in much better than it has in the past. And it's really been it's really and he and he actually and people have noticed my posture getting better. And it's just a really it's it's probably the best health care money because he doesn't take insurance or anything. It's probably the best health care money I have spent in the last 20 years. Wow, that's quite an endorsement. Well, that's great. Happy it's up for you. Muscle activation techniques. What's up, Terrence, Dom, good morning. Yeah, I've been working on my posture, too. I look back at like old bull market charts, Bitcoin, and then in my posture, I like puff up and my everything kind of comes much better. I just have to go on internal team videos, watch my great colleagues, Steven Lubka and put them. Sometimes they look the same to me because they have the exact same posture and they're the same height. But yes, that's always a good reminder to improve my posture. That is true, as you learn about Bitcoin and you stop watching every single five minute candle staring at the chart and just stop worrying and go outside and start learning about other things, start learning about the network, reading books, the posture improves. So there's a little benefit there. Dom, yeah, I saw you make an announcement about the proof of workforce. Congratulations. Pretty cool. You want to tell us a little bit about it? Yeah, thanks, Sam. I got a little background noise because I'm on the big red. But yeah, really awesome to get that thing up and going. We put it, we tweeted out our board, which is, in my opinion, an unbelievable board of directors, including, I see in the audience, the one, the only Joe Carlasari. So I got mad BJ Dictor sound effects. I got my BJ Dictor sound effects loaded up right now. So, yeah, no, just doing great stuff, doing some great work, really excited for it and excited to talk more about it at Pacific and connect with anyone who's looking to bring Bitcoin to workers and unions and other membership based organizations. So really cool stuff. And yeah, man, super pumped. Yeah, I think it's a super cool nonprofit just working for, to educate people about Bitcoin, these unions, these pensions. Congrats on getting that off the ground. I think it's a really important effort for the next bull market to kind of start protecting workers and their future retirement. So with Bitcoin. Yeah, it's a tough group to crack sometimes. And it really helps, you know, was thinking about like, what's the best model and the nonprofit model being able to come in with no product? No, like, hey, sign up here. Like, hey, here's the cards on the table. We want to help you figure out how this works with your organization, whether that's just education, whether it's adding Bitcoin to the balance sheet, you know, enabling lightning payments for your members, you know, whatever that is, we just want to provide the tools and then let them kind of find their way on their own. Yeah, probably use the Nakamoto portfolio. That's a great tool right there. It's going to help a lot. Check it out. Nakamoto portfolio dot com. Play around with those tools. Extremely powerful. Yeah, that's a great tool for sure. Kind of pivoting a little bit, but like. Did you guys see that video of the guy getting his engagement ring back on like a reality TV show and then saying, you know, oh, that's a Bitcoin. That was hilarious. I could play it for you if you want. Yeah, why don't you play it? Vanderpump rules, right? You're still wearing your engagement ring, huh? Yeah. Yeah. I'm I'm going to give it back to him. Do you want to know? I mean. Don't give it back. No, I'm not going to keep it right here. Thank you. That's a Bitcoin. I love that so much. It's like every Bitcoiner thinks that you start like pricing in everything in Bitcoin. It really does become your unit of count in your head. Once you give the girl the ring, don't take it back. Yeah, you're going to want to make sure you're. You're positive on that one. Another reason not to put data on the base layer, right, like marriage certificates. I kind of think the days of expensive engagement rings and expensive weddings are going to end fairly soon with housing affordability at all time lows and so forth or in all time lows for at least for decades. You mean because diamonds are a shit coin and they dump them in the in the ocean off of the coast of South Africa? Yeah, basically, I think it's already the demand is already down, but it needs to kind of die a permanent death. I think the greatest marketing campaign ever. Yeah, diamonds are a rabbit hole. Like I'm going down that rabbit hole, the De Beers company and how they control a monopoly on the entire supply. And it was a huge marketing campaign. And there's no scarcity there. Girls aren't going to want to hear that, but only it's only for certain only for certain sizing and color. But yeah, then there's like these lab diamonds, right, that you can't even tell the difference now that are better. Yeah, I'm not going to get one of those, but they're shit coins. There's no scarcity to them. And they're wow. Really, Sam? It's progressed that far. You're already thinking about a ring. Congratulations. You heard it here first on Cafe People. I wouldn't go that far, Peter, right? But if I was, there's no way I'm going to get her a lab diamond. I saw this video of somebody like in the front row of an NBA game. And I guess there's like a gun that you could check rings to see if they're lab grown or they're regular. And they were going down looking at the big rocks of these celebrities. And this guy, his wife's ring, and then it shines red that it's a lab diamond. And she just gets so pissed off and throws it at him and runs out of the game. Whoops. Rug pull. Rug pull. Or that gun was inaccurate. Because again, you're like trusting the third party source. That's the whole point of bringing it back to Bitcoin. But that's the whole point of Bitcoin is you can self verify that you got real Bitcoin from whoever sent you Bitcoin because you're running your own node. Whereas with whether it's gold or diamond, like the Chinese got swindled for billions of dollars. I think of fake gold bars that were actually tung sun and just gold plated. I like how quickly you think on your feet, Terence, but I don't think she's going to buy it. Yeah. Terence is like, oh, did you think about the gun? It was the gun, bitch. It was the gun. Oh, my God. Hey, guys. So a friend of mine, actually, this is timely. A friend of mine just bought a lab grown diamond and he paid 1500 euros for it. It was 3 .07 carats. And a traditional diamond would have cost about 50 grand. So it's completely destroyed the price of diamonds, man. That's insane. Yeah. Over three carats. And it's chemically, he showed me the certificate is chemically identical. It's still got slight flaws in it, but they literally just they're basically just printing diamonds now. Right. So they've become dollars. I thought it was funny. That's hilarious. The stock to flow is going down for diamonds. Anyway, his wife, she's delighted. She's got a $50 ,000 diamond around her neck. Does she? Got to get one of those guns around here. So check out, check them all. Yeah, I'm intrigued about that gun because what he was saying to me was that he said chemically, they're identical. So I'm not sure what the gun's doing to identify it being a... They find the flaw, right? Because natural diamonds have flaws. So if it's natural, there's going to be a flaw. It's inevitable. You can't see it, but you can see it under like a magnifying glass or whatever. Well, I saw the certificate of this lab grown diamond and it had flaws in it as well. Oh, wow. Yeah, they artificially create the... Yeah, Chris, did you verify that there was a flaw? That's a valid point. I mean, I did trust. I didn't verify. So I stand called out. Yeah, a lot of Bitcoiners are pretty hesitant to separate with their sats. But I think a white is a good investment. That's when you know you got a keeper. Like I was going to buy you a diamond ring, babe, but instead I stacked into cold storage for us. For us. Sam, you might have something there. A ring that's a self -custody hard wallet. You might be something there, dude. I'm actually seeing... I remember in 2017, I saw rings and watches with like little tiny QR codes in them. I don't know if it's a good idea to have a lot of your Bitcoin on a ring or I saw another person with one in a necklace. So there are like things like that. It's not great security. It reminds me of how like in India and stuff, they wear their gold. You know, they keep it around their neck and wrists just because it's the safest place to be. I mean, I guess if it's just a receiving address, you know, I mean, somebody could hold me down and track it down and figure out and whatever. But I mean, you know, that could be your diamond ring. You know, instead of the diamond up there at the crown, throw a QR code up there. Just be like, babe, you're going to be stacking. We're going to stack for the rest of our lives together now. We're going on a stacking journey together. How do you carry across the border more than $10 ,000 in value without having to report it? You wear it. Or Bitcoin. I have friends who move tens of millions of dollars or millions of dollars of their net worth, like 90, I don't know, 98 % plus of their total net worth to leave China, leave South Africa, come to the U .S. and never go back. And at the time, at least, they were too dumb to stop them or even question them. We just left, one -way ticket. Yeah, the fact that Bitcoin is digital and that anybody can escape like an authoritarian regime or war with some of their wealth, you know, that's when you think about like the ESG narrative and even like KPMG report talked about the S and how that characteristic of Bitcoin really helped people in really tough situations and think about how else they would do that and kind of realize that like Bitcoin is a solution there to a problem. And BlackRock and State Street are closing up ESG funds as we speak, which is, I think, a positive development. Yeah, I kind of reject that entire framing. I think it's led to a lot of misallocation of capital and kind of influencing boardrooms about how they invest their capital kind of impeding free markets. Yeah, ESG is a control scheme. I mean, we've seen that, but what are you talking about about BlackRock shutting down ESG funds? I don't know about that. Yeah, BlackRock and State Street have just been closing ESG funds in 2023, kind of shutting them up. And that's a reversal of the trend over the last couple of years. And BlackRock, Larry Fink, I mean, in the early 2010s kind of spearheaded a lot of these efforts, really gung ho about ESG. The last couple of years, they've seen a ton of pushback. And now we're kind of seeing them close up ESG funds. And I feel like we're seeing a shift in sentiment around the entire movement because I think people are realizing that like, A, some of these goals are completely untenable. And then secondly, you're hurting the poorest countries amongst us, like the developing nations, by preventing them from accessing cheap energy sources. And you're really making us weaker and less resilient by shutting down oil, gas, and fossil fuels. And so you're seeing a ton of pushback on it. And so BlackRock and State Street are starting to shut down ESG funds. It's just kind of like a flag post in my mind of this ESG narrative that was so, so strong the last decade. I don't know if anyone else has opinions there, but... Yeah, the only thing I have to say is I feel like Larry Fink kind of jumped on the bandwagon somewhat later after the ESG narrative got a lot of traction. Then he kind of added fuel to the fire, which is a huge name and was very outspoken. My point is he's added fuel to the fire. He didn't start the fire, but he kind of... So he's a politician ultimately, right? Like he's very political, even though he knows finance. To a manage massive fund that manages, I don't know, $9 .6 trillion or whatever, you have to be political and you have to read the tea leaf, so to speak. And yeah, react to the times. I think the exception would be somebody like Vanguard that might do a lot less in terms of ESG or jumping on the latest trendy whatever, because they're so focused on index funds and they're member -owned. This was not an ad for Vanguard, but... I just remember Larry Fink writing... And I just remember it made a lot of waves and kind of definitely added fuel to the fire, like I said, Terrence. So they shut down two dozen ESG funds this year, just to give some stats there. Yeah, I wish I could say like, you know, oh, maybe they really are being orange -filled and whatever, whatever. But it's probably like you said before, I mean, like ESG stuff, it's untenable over time and you get to a point, it probably just isn't profitable. I don't know than any of this, any of what I'm talking about, but just I'm just going off a gut, like the ESG stuff is unprofitable because the economics don't work. We've talked about that. You can look at the windmills and the solar panels as perfect examples of that. But I mean, just the overall thing, there's a good book, I've talked about it before, called The Prize. And it talks about the control of energy on the planet and how there are groups that seek to control other groups through the narrative of controlling what type of energy you're using, what is acceptable energy use, all of this stuff. But in the end, if you're going to try to make like, you know, bets and gambles off of this stuff, like you're going to have to pull your rug early because it's not, at some point, the economics don't work. Well, not to mention too, you know, it's the trend of like having an ESG report for a company. I want to see some of these companies that are like, you know, Nike's ESG report, which I don't know the details, you know, but you know, there's some low wage labor being done. And then, you know, you got this shiny ESG report that's like, you know, sustainability, we've done this and ethically, we've done this. And also, you know, behind the curtain, we've got this going on too. Yeah, I mean, it trickles all the way down, even now, like in web design, web development, like if you want your website to rank well on Google and whatever, then, you know, you have to build your site, you have to have that in your mind while you're building your site. You have to make sure that it's going to be well received by Googlebot and, you know, all these other stuff. And one of the things that they've been pushing is how ESG friendly is your website? Like your, the processes that it runs and, you know, are you doing it correctly and coding it correct? There's more than one way to code. And, you know, it's like, man, okay, I understand the idea, like, make your website work more efficiently. Like, of course, duh, like, that's what we're doing. But Google of all people to tell me about energy use of a web platform? Come on. Yeah, Chrome is pretty bad. Yeah, go ahead. I was orange peeling and no, I was I was just like at insurance, kind of talking to them about Bitcoin. And it was a bunch of claims professionals and lawyers. They were very like, you know, obviously, these are like super risk adverse cohort of investors. And so we were there just like talking Bitcoin as like the weird Bitcoiners at this conference. But I found out that 90 % of them take into account ESG when they're thinking about investments today. And that's in the most recent Goldman survey. So 90 % of insurers consider ESG when making capital allocations today. And at the same time, their number one worry in that survey was inflation. And so it's one of those things where I don't want to give credence to the framework. But it's so ingrained in some of these like traditional capital allocators minds that maybe just by playing into it and saying like, well, here's how Bitcoin is actually, you know, quote unquote, ESG and just kind of like Trojan horse in it through their their silly framework is the strategy that I took. And it kind of kind of went well. I kind of like said, like, although I reject this entire framing, here's why Bitcoin actually kind of achieves your goals. That's kind of the tactic that I took.
A highlight from Auradines 4nm Bitcoin Miner w/ Barun Kar and Rajiv Khemani
"Welcome back to The Mining Pod. On today's show, we're joined by Auradine, a new Bitcoin mining ESIC manufacturer coming to market. We talk about the unit specs, the team behind the machine, and how they expect to compete in an ever -crowded market. Did you know that you can make more money by merge mining other networks? Check out MakeMoreMoneyMining .com for information on BIPs 300 and 301, a proposal to bring more revenue to Bitcoin miners through sidechains and merge mining, called DriveChains. Increase your mining revenues and learn more about participating in Bitcoin governance by visiting MakeMoreMoneyMining .com. Are you a miner who wants to activate Bitcoin improvements? Check out Activation .Watch. See what Bitcoin improvements the Bitcoin community, developers, and miners are considering and show support by signaling for one of many BIPs up for consideration. Activation .Watch. 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Solidify your trust in the world of artificial intelligence and the world of artificial intelligence. We'll see you there. Hello, welcome back to the MiningPod. I'm Will Foxley, joined today by Rajeev and Varun from Auradine. Thank you so much for joining today. We're really excited to talk about the new ASIC product you guys are bringing to the market. How are you guys doing? Doing great. Thanks for having us, Will. Definitely. You know, the market's clamoring to know more about you guys. The first time I heard about you was from someone who reads into Marathon Digital's deep SEC letters that they put out there, their filings. And they're like, what is this company Auradine? What's going on with this? And people are wondering about it. And then we found out this summer, you guys were public, you guys raised $81 million and there's a lot of momentum around the product you guys are bringing to market. So that's why we're having you on the show today because people have a lot of questions. I'm sure you guys are excited to start producing a new miner for the Bitcoin mining market. So let's just start there. If we could get an intro for both you guys, like your past backgrounds, what Auradine is doing, and then also on the product. My name is Rajeev Kimani. I am a Silicon Valley technology executive and entrepreneur. I've been in Silicon Valley for 30 plus years. Have been involved in multiple successful startup companies, as well as being a C -level executive in public companies. My background is in computer science and engineering, and then also an MBA from Stanford. And this is my fourth startup that we believe is going to be bigger and better than those other companies before this. Yeah, my name is Barun Kaur. So my last company was Palo Alto Networks. I was in the founding team and did two more startups before that. And I started my career at Motorola after I finished my PhD. Awesome. Thanks for that background. Fortune just did a great piece on you guys for like detailing the company. And it started from the question like, how did this company raise $81 million just like on the background here? And maybe you guys have some disagreements with that, but that aside, I like the ending of the whole fortune piece, which we'll link in the show notes, which is, and you guys are coming into a crowded market and raise a lot of money based on your background, based on the things that you guys have built before and as exited from successfully. So with that being said, let's talk about Auradine, the product that you guys are bringing to market and where you see it fitting into the competition landscape. Yeah, we started Auradine with a big vision and the vision was to build an infrastructure company for the next generation of the web infrastructure. And we believe that blockchain AI and privacy are fundamental building blocks that will really revolutionize how we all work and play. And we think that as we started to look at these spaces, we started with blockchain Bitcoin being the biggest blockchain and the most successful that there is. And then during that process, we connected with marathon. And what we said is, what can we do that's innovative and different than what has existed before us. And prior to us, as you know, what has happened is that Bitcoin mining has gone from CPU's to GPU's to ASICs. And then all of the ASIC providers have moved, have essentially been Chinese companies. And so what we saw was two things. One is that we need to provide a very robust US supplier of this technology, which is very important, especially for US and North American miners in general. So that was a very important aspect. But the second aspect is, was to do something that is much more symbiotic and constructive for the energy ecosystem. And so we have done a lot of innovation in bringing out this product, which is our very first product. It's the first four nanometer ASIC in the world. And we've executed extremely fast when people look at us that literally within from start to getting a product out in the market is not much greater than a year. But we have executed extremely fast on this. As you can imagine, we have an amazing roadmap in front of us. And we have some amazing capabilities in our first product. So we are super excited to bring the Teraflux mining product line to market. Awesome. Yeah. So it's kind of going on that whole line. Tell me a little bit about like the market you guys are building in. I noticed that you guys are building within the US, as opposed to Bitmain and others who are building mostly out of East Asia. Bitmain of course has moved its facilities a lot of times and they're mostly out of Malaysia. But then even like the chips themselves are coming out of Taiwan or in the case of MicroBT, they're coming out of South Korea. Tell me about your guys' supply chain, where you guys get your ASIC parts and how you guys choose to manufacture your whole machine. Yes. So I'll give an overview and Varun can add to it. But essentially, well, first of all, we are a US company. So we are a US incorporated company. Secondarily, the chip design is entirely done in the US. So we are based in Silicon Valley. All of our engineers are based here. So that's a second very important piece of it. So all of the intellectual property, the second. The third thing that we are doing is that we are, in terms of the foundries, we are working with the leading foundries. But what we paid extra attention to is that whatever technology that we use has a manufacturing plant in the United States. Now, turns out the two leading foundries, TSMC and Samsung, both have US manufacturing locations. And we wanted to make sure that those chips could be manufactured in the US. Very, very important aspect for us. And so, you know, even though some of the Chinese companies have moved to other parts, the reality is that the US has restrictions about access to leading edge process technology. There are tariffs. Are those companies bypassing tariffs using certain corporate models or not? Those are questions that are yet to be answered completely. But that's something that we have to do that for the US vendors. Awesome. Yeah. So let's go into the product itself a little bit more. And I like what you noted about like the difference of tariff restrictions. I think the geopolitical issue with ASIC importation itself is an under discussed topic. So from what we're seeing from public numbers right now, it looks like you guys released 22 joules per tariff for this machine with a plus or minus 8%. Curious a little bit more about some of these details. You guys can take this question as you want. Is this on the chip level or the system level? What do you think about that 8 % deviation from the 22 joules per tariff hash? Is that like higher or lower than you're seeing from competitors? And then from there, let's talk about the four nanometer chip that you guys are working on. Yeah. So this is the first product is four nanometers. The specs that we've done are at a system level, not at a chip level, because at the end of the day, customers care about system level specs. And then the plus or minus 8%, what happens is when you're in the leading edge process technology node and you're building the silicon, when you're manufacturing the silicon, there's a deviation in the capabilities of the silicon. And so that is really to capture that. Now, in terms of our competitors, we've seen numbers that are plus or minus five, and actually in other cases, plus or minus 10 % as well. Now we are early in the game. So as we get more and more learnings from building larger quantities of products, we can refine those numbers, make it a little more tighter. We may be able to improve some of these efficiency numbers as well, but we are coming from the point of view of being somewhat conservative. Other vendors before us have tried to be aggressive and then have missed expectations. And we hear that from customers. And so our goal based on our prior track records is to try to see if we can be somewhat conservative and delight people on the upside. So that's our philosophy. Barun, anything? No, I think that's... Great. I don't know if you guys have released these numbers and it'd be curious to see if you have or have not, but hash rate and then power at the wall. Have you guys discussed those publicly yet? Yeah, the hash rates, you know what, the world before our product, which is up till now, is that typically people give you a miner that runs at a certain terahash rate and has a certain efficiency. And what happens is that today, if you want to be able to go up and down, people refer to that as overclock or underclock. That requires either a firmware change or a different firmware, or you have to change the control board, or you have to write software on top of it to turn on and off these systems very kludgy. It's really, I would say it's still in the dark ages, so to speak, relative to the rest of the technology infrastructure. And that's because Bitcoin came from being more of a hobbyist product to the data center scale product. And it has done a bunch of batch work along the way. What we have in our systems is we have built in from the ground up the capability to go up and down in terahash rates, all the way from zero to 185 in our air -cooled systems, in our immersion systems to much higher numbers, some of which we haven't disclosed. And you can do that very fast. And that's super important for people who want to work with energy partners to bring down energy consumption and take advantage of some of those curtailment related economics that we get in a very rapid timeframe. So we have all of those capabilities built into the system. We refer to that as energy tune. It's patented technology. And I think people are going to love it when they see it. So we've done that. But in addition, what we've also done is we've made sure that these systems keep operating at high temperature ranges, which again is critical, as you know, in certain parts of the country, temperatures are getting hotter than they used to be, and miners are shut down for 10, 20, 30 percent of the time. In our case, it will keep running and will keep hashing and keep providing the economics to the miners. Awesome. For the four nanometer part, I want to go back to that. The energy efficiency, there's this general idea that as we go down to the size of the node from eight to seven to six to five to four, it's supposed to become more energy efficient. Tell me a little bit about that and energy efficiencies you guys are capturing within your new model and also how it compares to the market as of now. Yeah. So today, most of the products that are shipping are in five nanometer or older process nodes. To achieve energy efficiency, you do need leading edge process technology. In addition, what you also need is design and architecture to enable that. These Bitcoin mining systems run at very, very low voltages, and to make that work at very low voltages relative to every other product is a complex engineering and technology effort. And so we have both of those things in motion. As I said, we started the company literally a year and a half ago, and we have brought to market a product in record time, matching the best in class that exists in the world today. We have more tricks up our sleeve as we bring additional products to the world at Halfing and beyond. And we believe we are going to be the best in the world, if not within plus or minus a few percent of the best in the world. Both now as well as we go forward. So super confident of that. Right now, as you know, the world is in kind of the 21 plus or minus in terms of deployments. We think it's going to get much better than here. But when we talk to customers, we see there are certain customers that are very sensitive in cost of the miners. Others are more sensitive in the efficiency. But both of them care extremely about the variability and the energy tune features, which we think is going to become a must have requirement going forward. So yeah, let's talk about the auto tune features that you guys have put into this. From my understanding, there's a patent around this. How do you guys look at this technology compared to some of the other technologies that are out there? I mean, there's definitely lots of different firmware options for controlling a miner and controlling its temperature setting. What are you guys sort of doing different when you're building this unit holistically? Yeah, very different. Very different than anything that has been done before. So in the past, typically at a single miner level, you could actually run it at a certain terahash rate or shut down the miner, put it in sleep mode. Then more recently, people have started to put together an eco mode, if you will. That's the state of the art that exists today. And what people have tried to do is solve some of these fundamental problems through putting software level turning on and off of the miners. Not the most efficient way to do it. What we have done it is things that are inside a miner. And so we have these capabilities that are unique, very different than anything else that's been done before, where inside the miner through API calls, the hardware is able to change and adjust the various terahash rates and so forth. And what all you do is you just give all these inputs to the miner, and the miner figures out how to do it and does it, rather than trying to do it in a crudgy fashion outside through some software mechanisms. So that's very different, and that's where we have a patent for the energy tune and autotune capabilities. As you might expect, things like Bitcoin price, energy cost, transaction fees, temperature, all of those are inputs into trying to figure out what is the optimal point for the miner to run. More and more variables are coming into the picture. And to top it off also, autotune has the ability to go to tens of thousands of miners and be able to do an energy tune on each of them at the get -go. And we are trying to get to a point where we can do it in a few seconds so that it is in line with customer requirements where curtailment can happen at that short period of time. Now, there's a distinct difference between... So the autotune is one feature and there's the energy tune is another feature. Now, the energy tune also to couple with what Rajeev mentioned, we are using a machine learning techniques to do dynamic voltage frequency scaling so that each chip can be tuned to get to the optimal joules per terahash. Are you a retail or institutional investor interested in Bitcoin mining companies? The MinerMag brings you free data and analysis from all major NASDAQ listed Bitcoin mining operations to know who stands out. Check out visualized metrics and data dependent stories at theminermag .com. Filecoin's mission is to create decentralized efficient and robust storage infrastructure for humanities information. 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Making a Game Plan for Those Inevitable Slow Periods
"So what I feel we all need is a game plan because without a game plan, how are you going to execute anything? And one of the first things I like to do is not focus on anything negative. Nothing negative. I like to just start with a clean slate. So the bank accounts low. We already know that your emotions are all over the place. We already know that you feel negative. Things might upset you. You need to pause all of that and learn how to do that. And then now positivity and looking forward. So it's like, all right, expenses. What am I spending money on right now that I might not need? What can I hold off on right now that I don't need to spend? If you have staff, they can go through things for you. If not, you can jump on, take some time. Remember, you're an entrepreneur guys. So it's normal to be up all night long and then go out and kill it again. I don't know. That's just a mindset of a warrior. When you become an entrepreneur, that's what you build. And when it comes to expenses, what I'm referring to is like, do I need the same amount of people that I had before? Do I need the same amount of trucks that I had? Can I consolidate my debt? Right? Can I get it and jump into something where now I get to, let's say you have two, three, four, five credit cards that they're maxed out. Can I call a company, a bank that now I can put it all into one lump sum. And now I make a monthly payment, stay away from the weekly payments. The ones that suck out money from your account automatically, that is brutal, that will, that will kill you. So I would jump into something like that. See if you have the credit to do that and all that. And all goes back to what you've done in the past. And this is all a learning experience and the whole nine, you know, running a business is very important to take everything serious and to stay disciplined enough to do so. Another thing to think about when it comes to cutting expenses, do not cut expenses on what it costs you to produce your product, unless you're buying used pots or something like that versus you, you got a deal, I get it, but I would not stop using the fertilizers that you use, I would not stop your spray program if that is something that you guys do, which I think everybody should be on a spray program. You want to keep your product 100%. There's too many nurseries, at least down here in South Florida, that I see with my own eyes that are cutting on those type of things and what happens just also loan, we show up with a big list that we can help this person out and spend 10, 20, $30 ,000 there, and now I can't spend a dollar there because the product doesn't look right. When it comes to product, I think of opportunities. And when we're going to get into that later, but product creates opportunities who never stops moving, the people that service the top, the top one percenters, those people really don't stop moving. You want to be able to cater to them. You really have to think outside the box. It's like, all right, I was creating product that I was getting away, growing it cheaply, and I was able to sell it at a decent cost. I was able to make a decent margin, but who were those clients? Who were they servicing? You got to really think. So if you are selling plants for $3 and $3 .50 and something like that, I'm just giving you guys an example. Think of who your customer base is. Your customer base might be the landscaper is doing renovations on homes and stuff like that, mediocre jobs, 2000, 3000, $5 ,000 installed, maybe $10 ,000 installs. Those are the group of landscapers that I have seen that have been hit the hardest when it comes to that and have had to pivot and start doing other things, tree trimming, maintenance, other things to be able to keep the flow coming in because that market dried up with the high interest rates and people not flipping homes and all those things. You got to really think of why this is going on. So now you can create the best game plan that can help you move forward and get out of it. You can't cheap out on the products that you use to keep your product number one. And if your product isn't number one, maybe it's time to start thinking and doing a little bit more research on how to do so there's videos on YouTube. And there's websites where you can learn of what your plants need. If you're a grower to create the best product possible,
A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
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"Look ships guard. I signed up to be on the ship. Ships gone so therefore. I don't need to take your words is anymore and shackleton again. Hi kylie -ticipant. But there might be a risk of this guy she. He would need men off about a dumping anticipated sinking. But if you're unsure attached to the the nannu on the on the ship and so written this clause in the contract and they publicly read out to everyone that they were still under his orders. Work orders they would. They would be paid because a lot in the dyers about all the brief moments wherever saying we paid for this. I mean people are worried about. I think about that. Even that we buy marketing. Get back i could feel a little about shackled out and publicly rebukes and then privately visit him suggestions privately pulled him aside and threatened to shoot him if he wants action and chipping ever crossed him again after suspect bits of truth in that but it was an amazing opportunity to be on this a gain. And the diary's entries. Afterwards and and the books all sing praises about how amazing was as a carpenter but but shackleton never forgave him. Any time actually says i can never forgive him for what he did. He saw it as his big one of his biggest. The biggest wrecked and at the end. Most of the men were given what we called medal for their survival and cheap in spite of all the done didn't get the antarctic medal. That was one that just didn't get a shackleton's a real risk. Wow interesting. I didn't know that that's super interesting. Can we also talk about the drake's passage. I've in a tour tour kind of ship but nothing that can compare to what i'm sure you and obviously what they've been through We we went through like a category ten storm. It was Sixty mph winds and thirty thirty foot waves and it was pretty. It was pretty scary. So yeah i'm curious to hear your take on this on the drake's passage scared about shorter few years. That was enough for me very basis. Fantastical sailors citing by below forty degrees as noah below. Fifty degrees. there is. No god is operatives. Because it's wild. I mean it's fees. it's it's weather. The westerly winds us was sent. These powerful winds are blowing around antarctica almost continuously and viewers if you call it a furious fifties and it's basically because the the continent surrounded by ocean almost no land tool to stop the the winds picking up speed and momentum and so as it was about forty percent faster stronger than they are in their equivalents in the northern hemisphere really powerful. But there's one point at which for land pinches in the so called drake passages. It's between South american antarctic peninsula over the finger coming up from the antarctic and and they're the oceans are really hemmed and the wings. Turn what what might what might be a wild ocean something that the ten pest almost all the time it it just you just don't know what you're gonna find. But of course shackleton's they get to elephant island sixty miles from whether break off his backwards and forwards dehydrated near frozen. They've also they've had favor killer whales chasing after them a loose sight and contact one another. We finally get onto this island. Which is i mean. I think it was like one hundred years. Before since anyone that ever attempted to land with no natural landing places and shackleton just realizing says no charts anyone's gonna find them there on the edge of the known world. They know vet. Some whalers and sealers are being frugal. But they're not gonna go through has no base or anything be anywhere anyway. We're going to get help and survive is if a ship is brought to them specifically as Shackleton makes that decision. Yes again a small boca james cared and and sailed to south georgia across drake passage. But the problem is into the winds. You're not gonna get across. There is just no chance on a small boat and so shackleton makes a decision that actually south georgia where they left from fifteen months ago is the best chance as i. Eight hundred politics and so they've added another hundred miles and they going into twenty two foot boat which is yeah. I mean that sounds made of wood. Like i can't even imagine i mean twenty two feet made of wood and you know all these waves and everything they could experience men packed in from end to end and there were six of them on there. For how many days. Yeah sixty days and the gauge concealed. It up at fabric to cover over victims six of them in the end for free off and they had to sleep in their had to bail. Water and chip off is and and and of course a cave thing here cast. This is just amazing. When you think about it is tiny dot at the end of the peninsula. They're going to another tiny dot in the south atlantic. Eight hundred miles away and if they miss it they go. No one will ever know what happened to the place. Expeditions where people don that we're just disappeared and of course it's this wild windiest ocean the world. You it. it's cloudy most of the time. Because you've got is amazing. Low pressure since coming through and he still manages to navigate them to the south georgia foodies. Storms wave sniffing up as extraordinaire out of seamanship to save them and meanwhile they're being buffeted by winds will add this. This amazing met huge. Wave nearly destroys them. And it's just incredible but they actually mentioned as an amazing janet raw chris. I want to know more about your story and your journey to end arctic. What inspired you to want to go to the continent. And what was the mission. While i've been lucky. I've been done to be taught about seven times kassian and scientists so fortunate my in my job is just amazing to be able to privilege to be dad there. What we're trying to do is actually better handle of of of where the planet is heading. Antarctica is a huge player in the global climate system. One of the big questions has to be about how it will respond to future. Climate change world is warming renova more carbon atmosphere warming a planet but there are feedbacks in the system where what's warming changes can be amplified massively. So you don't need change antarctic much massive feedback and sunday. You could be dealing with matt. Huge of global sea level is plus effective but impact hasn't the climate the amazing wildlife dan. They're you know when we talk about the historic record many antarctica. It's only a few decades facet as absolutely it and yet were were going off the scale of anything humanities ever experienced before savvy. I mean shackleton's expeditions. Actually some of the really key data sets because they were down ever so long they actually give us a window into the climate and conditions were logged down and you have to you have to actually go to those other locations to actually get the data you need and extend that observational records so that you can actually get inside to was happening down there and what might happen in the future and Several years ago we did take an expedition down the privately. Funded one to actually explain what was happening off. East antarctica fervor round south of australia to actually explore. What obama was doing it was privately funded but were we were down there. We.
"south american" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Home from school and President Ford came and visited him there one time, Uh, when when I was a kid, and he lived in the neighborhood and everybody when I was a little kid, and then years and years later, I found myself in the Pentagon. And he was back at the Defense Department. He was the oldest defense secretary when he went back under W. Bush, and he was the youngest defense secretary when he first he was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary, Donald Rumsfeld. Same guy. Amazing stuff. And the media. They're smearing him and attacking him because they're not a legitimate news media there An engorged organ, an appendage of Democratic Party. Speaking of Jim Acosta, we've got him coming up today to blame. Thank you very much for the cough. There's Chris Plante. The crisp plant show Washington's mall. W M. A l where Washington comes to talk. Have your carpets, looking smelling and feeling brand new again. Book 80 s d c dot com That's forward to show it all starts with an exotic South American red wine, and then you pair it with lamb chop there have been marinating in a white And then somehow we just cover something even more mouthwatering hand their beef ribs that have spent hours roasting on the fire. Take you only minute to devour. Welcome towards next step forward. The show reservations that pogo dot com Chris.
"south american" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Joke. From Alexis, the the poet camper, a South American goal. To high Uruguay to hike Cool Uruguay. Okay, Production Iraq. Oh, here. I'm just going to jump in. Uh, I am the writer of the dad jokes. I'm a dad. I'm pretty corny. I came up with it Tuesday morning in the shower. I admit it needs work. But here's how it's supposed to go. The poet camper a South American goal to hike Uruguay, you get it like to hike the country of Uruguay. Here's how it went for Alexa. Okay, Let's try it. Okay. The poet camper, a South American goal to hike Uruguay. Nope. High, Couric were required to hike Cure. Nope, Kura. Glad to high cure You want to, like eight years? You're like ooh, too, too too high. Uruguay. Gurubhai Too high, keep Oh, too high. Uruguay to Say too high. Cool, Okay to hike you rue guy. Now you go to high school guy. Oh, Uruguay, too kind too high to me to Hikokuro Uruguay. Oh, my God! Quiet, too high, Kourou. You Gwai to Hikaru Guay was pretty good. Too high. Ural to hide Gurukul to hike Uruguay! No! Oh, my gosh! Wait! Say it again! Oh, no, Too high too high Gurudwara. To Hikaru y know too high. Cool Uruguay. Got it. Oh, okay. Okay. Did that make it? He said Nope. That was worth the journey. That was haiku. Dad joke from Alexis. Now, in all fairness, I think you've got it twice..
"south american" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Which is just just concentrate on other stuff. I'm sorry. Is there a bunch of underwater UFOs doing like 10,000? Miles an hours something Maybe NASA should be working with that. That's what they want you to believe it's just the distraction. Yeah. To distraction. That's it. Russia's state is not even the craziest thing that's being alleged. Have you? Are you guys familiar with the Are you familiar with the the the futuristic Nazi coin multiverse thing going on right now? I've heard about this for a while. Yeah, of course you are. But, you know, I'm very familiar with it. Yeah. All right. So there's a guy whose name is Diego. Uh, the obvious Who in 2018 says he discovered a coin. That contains Nazi symbolism. It Zob Vesely kind of busted but you could see the Nazi cross on there. You see a swastika. The eagle and which, what's crazy about this? Is the coin also is is dated 2039. So it's a Nazi coin from the future. And then, of course, then it turns into a a multi or parallel universe, of course, and that's why they found this coin down there in South America, and we're putting. You know the doing the math here and it looks like The only our comms razor Ramon explanation is that there's an alternative universe in the future where the Nazis won. So it's literally makes a documentary out of man and high castle. Right? Because, honor, it's got the What is it? The German? What? Bernice is an eagle. Yeah, like holding a Nazi the swastika and then it has it in what is it is in Spanish. It says New Germany on it. The translations New Germany. Yes, so in in in it, it says the Web a Ella Salmaniya, which translates to New Germany. So that we go. That's all the proof you need, right? Obvious. Obviously, obviously parallel universe and by the way, the coin word stamp what the date is really hard to read. He could barely make out the two and some people are saying, Why would there be any sort of German coins at all, in like South America in that area makes it that's a fair point. Yeah, there's Was really because it is like coins float, so I don't know how that we've got over here from Germany in South America. To be later found with an MBA with they clearly readable New Germany stamped upon it. Absolutely all right. 8889 3/4 see, That's why you come to this show. First we get into an astronaut argument. I'm very curious What you think 8889347874. But then we're able to also fill you in on this groundbreaking discovery of a future Nazi coin from a mold from the multi verse That a South American farmer found so. You're welcome, because I don't feel that anyone is working as hard to give you as broad spectrum of reliable stories as we are. So, uh, just ponder that we'll get to your calls and first we get to race stages from the weather Channel. What's up, man? How much Casey? How are you? Yeah, You know,.
"south american" Discussed on Salt City Gamescast: A Video Game Podcast
"I hope that. I don't wish that on my worst enemy dude like. I doubt that you'll feel as bad as i felt i that. That's what happens when you can are open to eating Food you know from from anywhere in. You're like man this fucking south american bistro. That i really enjoy. That's in a food court. But like they've got some fucking actually heavy hitting like central and south american dishes that you wouldn't normally find is fantastic and then you eat some of it that just fucks you up and then you're like i can never eat that food ever again. It's races You probably wouldn't know it. It's like it was over by the the place. I was working at the time and it was like in this Dis- food court This admiral is called admiral's galley was the name of the food court but there was like They were just rent out space to like all these like upstart businesses and there was a Like a central american. I think the owners were peruvian. They had this like Central and south american fusion restaurants. So it wasn't just like burritos and tacos but like you could get some like really interesting dishes that i had never had before so i'd go on my lunch like try all sorts of new stuff and yeah i ordered something and and it was always delicious like the tasted really good but someone was like Pooping and then not washing their hands and fucking gobble google horribly. Ill very clearly eight. That i had food points. That's what it was like. i The night before recorded that it was like a friday The night before. And i ate whatever i ate that day for lunch and i got like i started to feel it like as i was getting off work and that that first night i was just like i have food. Boys am fucked up was puking and it was awful dehydrated and then the next day was still just like even worse. That was the day that we had to record like just full blown. Fucking food poisoning man..
"south american" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"We're in the last half hour of diaspora. Just it's arresting your hosts been my pleasure, as always to, uh, play music for you. And I hope you've enjoyed it. We've been playing music from South and Central America, mostly to keep us warm during these cold, cold, cold winter. Is and nights here in Wisconsin. Let me tell you what we listen to. In the last set. Last song was Banga, featuring Marie Samant and Carlina sprung. A bungalow is on African musician. From originally from Angola on bond. We fit into the show because Marisa Monte and Carly knows Brown are both Brazilian. So we got that Africans South American connection and both all of them speaking Portuguese because of the whole colonial deal. Naming the song was remember is Angola and that was off of a album. Called dog African Party from put to Maya was a collection and let me tell you what we listen to before that which was Uh, Also cook Unova, featuring Marcus Via That's the name of the band from Brazil. The name of the song Kariya and it was off the 2004 Release. UMA Bettina Different day. And we opened up with one more Brazilian on that set cut town of aloe so Great singer songwriter guitar player. Uh Khan told the Huh? Excuse me, I'm counter. Therefore, say parole or Blanco Day l A. I think it's mostly known as the L A song, but it's got a very long Long title. It's off his belleza Brazil album. Next up, We're gonna cheat a little bit. It's not exactly from south of the border, but it's some flamenco music that I thought you would enjoy from Benjamin Maria..
"south american" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!
"He's bleeding out the side and he stumbles down to the cave or effort. She's to patch him up and he asks you know so it wasn't today and it was like it was a fucking umbrella and you get to see all the all the cool trophies that he has but also get to see a lot of scarring injuries. Now he got them. That was really cool. I i loved the set for that. Where do the constant like back and forth between. Like a flashback of a fight and like oh i got burned by the fuck and retailers kane and now you see like half a question. Mark scar why cat clauses like that was really introspective. Yeah yeah where you got got caught. I can't win. Like you said where he got his booking spine broke bain. Yeah i mean you. Just all of his many scars while many battles over the years and So let me ask you this. Do you think this just like cool. Flavoring wanna put into you. Think he put this here for like Maybe more of a bigger reasoning both. Because it also. I mean i think it started a couple of purposes one. It's awesome flavoring because it shows you that. This is a batman. Who's been tried and true too. I think it expresses the mantle that this man still carries willingly. You know the things that he continues to put up with even though and also i think it showcases just how tired he is how you know burnt out one can be like we get burned out on our daily jobs much easier to being the bat or i don't get stabbed and shot and cut knock on wood me neither. I'm getting my back broken. You know yeah. I can imagine 'cause go into your nine to five job and a giant fucking south american mangles out of nowhere written thought. The dog was fucking snapshot. Back in half what. No you got the wrong guy. Put me down out. Contact doc..
"south american" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"Lot of work for what what were they doing. You know this state. What was it all. It was he and yeah anyway. We'll get into more peru in and more of these weird little corners of in some more in some more is sessions that's been let's get back to where they were that's where they were calibrating. The shamir so in this is probably left all arab shamir's an interesting legend. I had not none. I didn't know about this and you guys told me about it. I think it was after the show. The last swap cars. And that's the legends of the shamir's. I you know comes from like i think jewish tiles of l. moses. Kav the ten commandments on the stone and and the the temple in jerusalem was built. Yes and it was silence. You couldn't there was no pickaxes and it's it was a tool that was apparently you could use to shape stone effortlessly very interesting. I want to do more research on figure out. Yeah we can talk anyway. Set up this footage to again. This looks like what we would just looking at but this is also sexy woman over the back of that hill with the extruded stone. Okay so this sort of one does out into this acreage. That's behind this hill than and again on the other side from whether the zigzag wall has said and this is a lot of the hamad pasha worked stein and what. You'll see a lot of this of these very strange shapes. I think one thing you notice. Here's also cataclysmic. Damage is tremendous look like looks like. It's been jumbled up like upside down staircases things have been moved around some of them quite big chunks of rock and just shaped stein everywhere. Really odd oh yeah. Look at that down. Yeah yeah the guy who stuck this your upside-down stick is a few is so strange. Yeah that's and that's big. It would take a lot of force to flip that over right yeah. Is there any indication that that whole section on the right was on top of the left part could have been on and other people have done research to try and match shy to give it like that. It's so random. Well i don't know i mean. Look down that hallway. You just past. It's like those those pretty parallel true. They cut it like that. You can spend a lifetime worked on this and finances wonder if you could get in there and get like get get a point. Cloud with light are of the shapes of them and then use a computer to see if you can turn it around together. Yeah oh man. That would be david pupil Goal the shapes. They trust him out and tried to be built on with multiple. Try and see what the temple would've looked like it's quite interesting. Study to read it and see actually created but hey would be pretty difficult. It would be tough. Yeah and like a lot of them are half buried. It looks like to you get shapes. Yeah indeed it's half buried and it's is a good example of something that you also see on a lot of these south american sites and it's that mentioned in my the as an brian..
"south american" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Craig and we'll be back after this. This'd Craig Huh? Guard with your financial issues. Egg update for February. 3rd. The corn market traded lower yesterday is was pressured by funds going after the past several days of Better prices as we head into next week's USDA report. Traders are expecting to see Custer Ending stocks is the result of increases and exports in South American News. Brazil still experiencing delays their second corn crop because of the rain delayed harvest of the soybean crop. So beans were pressured Lord by a stronger U. S. Dollar, lack of any fresh Chinese announcement and improving weather in South America in Brazil razor expect to do of north which all of the southern areas to dry out so the harvest paste can pick up. Although we only have a couple percent of the crop harvested, the early reports were pointing to disappointing yields. Don't really look for that to be the case. Once we really get into harvest over his most analysts seem to agree that the South American crop is the crop is just going to keep getting bigger. This year, we was lowers. He was pressured by disappointment and our inability to get any of the Egyptian business heading into the Egyptian tender. The conventional wisdom was that the U. S would be competitive. But instead, the business went to Russia, France, Romania and Ukraine to bring the U. S sweet into contention for Egyptian business values would have to drop another 21 cents per bushel. Confucius that a positive session with the March futures closing 66 points higher as they settle in 80 69. Livestock Futures were stronger straight across the board. April live cattle or 82, a half cents higher will march feeder cattle rope A buck 20 had the closing bell. Lean hog futures were higher is well was the April futures closing up $2.57, a half cents class three milk fish is kept this week's rally going with the February futures ending the session. 22 points higher. They settle it. 15 72 meet Carol values were mixed Choice. Boxed beef was a dollar, eight cents higher. Sit closer to 36 76 Select boxes were 55 cents.
"south american" Discussed on The Peter Schiff Show Podcast
"And they've got a couple of thousand employees. I think these guys are in columbia. I forget it was a south american country. I think goes columbia but it could be a different country but they got a couple of thousand people down there and business is booming right now because a lot of us companies that can't find workers because the workers are staying at home right either because they they have covert or they claim they're afraid of getting covert or whatever. It is whatever excuses that they're allowed to come up with member. Biden says now that even if your boss tries to get you to come back to work you don't have to. You can still get your unemployment benefits so a lot of these companies now. That can't pay enough money to get unemployed americans to want to come to work. They're outsourcing and so this guy's business is booming but he's really preparing now for just a complete explosion of business and the reason he's telling me that they think that businesses really gonna boom is the fifteen dollars an hour minimum wage. I mean they are salivating over this fifteen dollars minimum wage. They are gonna make a fortune because they realize that the more expensive the us government makes it the higher americans..
"south american" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Huh? Guard with your financial issues. Egg update for February. 3rd. The corn market traded lower yesterday is who was pressured by fun selling after the past several days of Better prices as we head into next week's USDA report. Traders were expecting to see Custer ending stocks is the result of increases and exports in South American News. Brazil is still experiencing delays their second corn crop because of the rain delayed harvest of the soybean crop. So beans were pressured Lord by a stronger U. S. Dollar, lack of any fresh Chinese announcement and improving weather in South America and Brazil razor expected to of north which all of the southern areas to dry out so the harvest paste can pick up, although we only have a couple percent of the crop harvested Early reports, they're pointing to disappointing yields. I don't really look for that to be the case. Once we really get into harvest harbors, most analysts seem to agree that the South American crop is the crop. This is going to keep getting bigger this year we'd was Laura's was pressured by disappointment and our inability to get any of the Egyptian business heading into the Egyptian tender. The conventional wisdom was that the U. S would be competitive. But instead, the business went to Russia, France, Romania in Ukraine to bring the U. S wheat into contention for Egyptian business values would have To drop another 21 cents per bushel kind of future Is that a positive session with the March futures closing 66 points higher as they settle it? 80 69 Livestock futures were stronger straight across the board. April live cattle or 82, a half cents higher. We'll march feeder cattle rope. A buck 20 had the closing bell. Lean hog futures were higher is well. With the April futures closing up $2.57, a half cents class three milk futures kept this week's rally going. With the February futures ending the session. 22 points higher as they settle it. 15 72.
"south american" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Million metric tons of corn sold to China for delivering the 2021 marketing year. It's the second largest daily sale on record. Eclipsed only by ideal for 3.72 million times to the USSR back in January of 1991. It was China's largest purchase ever, topping his previous largest purchase that came back in July of 2020. In South American News. Traders were keeping a sharp eye in Brazil, where their second crop corn planting is off to a slow start with just an estimated 2.5% of the crop planted so far. Versus 12.5% of the crop in the ground at this point last year. Serbian market traded higher and spillover, strengthen the corn market and slowed harvest activity in Brazil. Speaking of South America, concerns about a rain delayed harvest and so being quality issues they're the dominant bull stories currently making their way through the marketplace. Having said that we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the recent crop surveys are indicating a larger crop than what was anticipated just a month ago. In fact, on Friday, we had a Brazilian analysts raised the size of the projected crop from 132 and a half million metric tons up 233.1 million. If we get a record Brazilian crop and and farmers in this nation plan 90 million acres of beans, the prices they're currently being offered for new crop time period are probably going to end up looking pretty good. Wheat prices were higher and sympathy with the corn market is there was virtually no specific Wheat news to drive this market. Traders will be keeping a close eye on the U. S weet regions, which are expected to pick up good moisture in the next 15 days. Con futures at a bit of a rebound, with the March futures closing back above $80 per 100. As if any 71 points higher selling at 80 64. Livestock Futures were mixed. We had April live cattle 85 cents lower will March feeder cattle were down $2.7 a half cents that the clothes lean. Hard futures were stronger with the April futures 27 a half cents better at the closing bell. Last three mil futures were weaker. With the February futures closing down 13 points selling in 15 39. Meet. Cutout values were stronger straight across the board choice. Boxed beef was a dollar 96 cents higher. Closing it to 33 95 Select boxes were dollar in 82 Cents, hires a settled at 2 22 70..
"south american" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Tear Holstein Kiel. This is the first time in 12 years that buying a failed to reach the semifinals off that competition. Remarkable. Good news, though. For Mauricio Poverty, nose, got the first trophy of his managerial career only took him three games into his reign as the Paris and German boss. They won the French super cut. They beat Marseille two goals. So one. Now the final of the copper Libertador X. This South American Champions League equivalent will be in all Brazilian affair at American our stadium in Rio de Janiero later this month. That was after Palmeri speak River Plate 32 on aggregate in Tuesday Semifinal and Santa Speed Bocca Juniors three nil Last night after the first leg of the bomber Baron in Buenos Aires finished nil nil. It will be the first all Brazilian final. Since 2000 and six you can watch the highlights of those matches on the BBC sports website in the MBA. LeBron James scored 26 points in the L. A Lakers routed the Oklahoma City thunder on Wednesday nights, Their franchise record seventh straight road victory to start the season and in crickets Treblinka really struggling against England, they're 84 for five. Batting first against England. The first test in goal more sports has ever online at BBC dot com Forward slash sport. James. Great, thank you very much. Indeed. Now Kenya is in danger of losing half of its heritage sites along the coast to the effects of climate change. Country has nearly 50 such sites, which have preserved the history of the region from as far back as the 12th century..
"south american" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
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