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It's your journey. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Traina. Thank you so much for listening. The usual periodic check in with Andrew Marchand from the New York Post this week. He joined the pod to talk about a variety of topics in sports media. We get into the ABC ESPN Monday Night Football staggered star double headers. We get into how ESPN and the ESPN and Pat McAfee marriage is going. Deion Sanders stuff. How the media has handled Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. What's going on with WWE and Monday Night Raw most likely looks like it's going to be on the move. Andrew had some stuff on that. A couple of things about local New York radio. So a bunch of sports media topics with Andrew Marchand on this episode. And then Salicata joins me as he does every week for our train of thought segment. Where we get into some NFL things about the Eagles. Should the NFL ban the Eagles one yard play. Joe Namath and Lou Holtz making headlines. Get into these ridiculous prop bets on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey. And Sal has a rough Sunday coming up. So if you're a fan of the train of thought segment, you'll want to hear that. Before we get to the full episode. I want you to make sure you listen to past episodes. If you've missed any and make sure you subscribe to us. I media Jimmy trainer. We've had a great run of guests. Kevin Clark from ESPN was on the show last week. Scott Hansen hosted the NFL Red Zone channel two weeks ago. Julian Edelman three weeks ago. Charles Barkley, Peter Schrager, Chris Russo, all recent guests. So if you missed any of those, give them a listen, download, subscribe to the pod and leave a review on Apple. We'll read it on an upcoming episode. All right. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post, followed by Salicata and train of thought. It's all coming up right now, right here. On S .I. media with Jimmy trainer. All right, training me now. S .I. media podcast regular. This periodic visit from the New York Post. And the March and Iran podcast is Andrew Marchand. Andrew, how are you? I'm good. How you doing, Jimmy? I'm good. I just realized I didn't put my phone on do not disturb. So I'm going to do that as we speak. And I'm going to let you know that I had a reader last week for my mailbag column on S .I. com, send it an email and said, when is Marchand's next appearance? So here we go. You made someone happy. Thank you that person. You made someone happy by coming on today. Let's start with this. A lot of media news to get to. Have you heard anything from ESPN or do you have any intel about how they feel about the last two weeks? How the staggered Monday Night Football doubleheader has gone? Because I've gotten a lot of emails and tweets about it. I'm sure you have as well. Yeah, I haven't talked to anybody specifically about how they feel about it. I mean, it is an NFL decision. ESPN is not in control of how those games are scheduled. Maybe they have some say, but it's the NFL decision. Yeah, I don't like it. Actually, in our podcast with John, it was my who's down this week. And the reason I just feel like I kind of said this on our part, it's too it's like having two quarterbacks and you have none. Right. And now if you have Joe Montana and Steve Young, there are two awesome games. Maybe that'd be better. But I just find my attention split and I don't know. And even at like halftime, I wouldn't recommend you go to the other game. Like I get what they're trying to do there, but it's not the NCAA tournament. And usually it's in like the second quarter, third quarter. So I personally don't think it really works that well. Now, I think they want to avoid I'm not positive, but I think they want to avoid that 10 30 late window. We used to get the Monday night and you get the, you know, crazy crew, either Chris Berman or Golick and Greenberg, you know, some of those crews back in the day. They probably don't want that late night game where, you know, you're losing that East Coast audience if it gets too late. But I don't know. I don't think this necessarily works. See, I like it. And what are the tweet? What are the tweeters say? Most people seem to not like it. Yeah. And why do you like it? The more the merrier. Give me as much football as possible. If I can watch eight games at one o 'clock on Sunday and four or five games at four o 'clock on Sunday, I can handle two games on Monday night. So, you know, I have two TVs. I put one game on each TV and two is better than one for me. That's just how I feel. Yeah, I've been a little running around these last couple of Mondays when this happened. So I may be a little bit, you know, my opinion skewed a little bit by that. It hasn't just been like I'm just chilling and watching, been running around a little bit. So perhaps that's, you know, maybe I could be swayed. I will say, you know, I don't know. This is a whole separate discussion. I would love to know your take on this, but I always feel like it's a little tough sometimes to criticize people in this podcast when I also have to book this podcast. So I try to be careful. Yeah, I notice you're very soft. That's what you're trying to say. Sometimes. So I'm sure this guy will never come on again, but they gotta do better than Chris Fowler on the secondary game. Just not, it's just not working. Chris is not a great play -by -player. Right. He was a great host, studio host. Can I say one thing? Yeah. He's on tremendous tennis. Like I watch the U .S. Open every single day. I think he's great on tennis. It's football where it's just something feels off. Well, tennis is also slower. And like you look at people who do really well at the slower sports. Like, you know, Jim Nantz is better than Chris Fowler, but Nantz is really his best thing is golf. And I think he's an OK NFL play -by -player. And at the end of his college basketball run, he was definitely, I don't know, OK is probably, you know, he was OK there as well. And I think if you look at Fowler and his history, now he's been doing play -by -play for a while now. And he has gotten better. Like when he first started on the number one crew, I mean, if I were covering it then, that would not, I probably would not have been that kind. Because he has gotten better, but it's not really good enough. And he's the rare case, I think with Herb Street, that Herb Street makes him better. Usually it's the play -by -player who makes the analyst better. And yeah, I think you're right. And I also think, you know, in fairness to Fowler, you know, ESPN put that crew together. They replaced Levy there and they had a year or two under their belt together as a team. And, you know, not the full team, but him and Riddick, Levy and Riddick, and then Jadolowski. And I think they kind of don't, they underestimate chemistry. It takes time to build it up. And so I think that hurts. And he just, he's a college guy too. It's hard just to come into the NFL. I know he, you know, he's talked how hard his schedule is with the U .S. Open. And then, you know, doing a game a couple days later. And then doing a college. And so, you know, that's hard. And so, yeah, he's not a tremendous play -by -player. To me, this is just me, it felt like when ESPN gave him that gig, it was more about ESPN trying to impress the NFL. Like, look, we have our number one college game. Like you had said earlier, the secondary Monday night game for years was, you know, Golic and Greenberg and Chris Berman with a cast of character. Rich Ryan did it one year. I think this is ESPN trying to say to the NFL, because now they have a Super Bowl and they have this big contract. And, you know, they brought in Buck and Aikman. Like, we're serious, we're going to take our, regardless of what you think about Fowler, he's their lead college guy. So, I feel like they're like, oh, look at us, we're putting the lead when, you know, that. Yeah, I think they screwed up and I think they know they screwed up. I think that they ended up shifting who was in charge of the NFL. It was Stephanie Drewley. And they moved her off the NFL after, you know, I think that didn't help her cause in terms of staying on the NFL. I think they were satisfied with Levy. He was a good guy, which they value. After they brought in Joe Buck, he was very gracious. You know, Levy's a very good hockey guy, especially studio host. I thought he could have, you know, could have been the pregame show on Monday Night Football. He's in, again, not their, in my opinion, they had other people who are better play -by -players for football, but it was good. Like, so, yeah, I don't think it was to impress the NFL. They got Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. They got the Mannings. I mean, they spend, they're spending 50, 60 million dollars a year on their booths. Like, I don't think the second team booth is gonna, you know. If anything, I think it was, there was a thought before Buck and Aikman that Fallon and Herb Street might get the NFL. Might get Monday Night Football. Might get the potential Super Bowl. And then this is kind of a carrot since they didn't get it. But I'd argue, and I even talked to Chris Fowler about this. So, I don't know if this is the case. I just don't know if, I mean, Chris Fowler does the national championship. He does the biggest college game every week for Disney. I can't, like, I get it. Maybe he wanted to do NFL. But is this really gonna satisfy him because you're doing a second game, which generally aren't that great? I don't, I don't see that long -term, personally. And I think also, strategically, if I'm ESPN, I'm putting a young play -by -player. Now, Joe Buck, we both think it's great. Like, he and Ian Eagle are the best two play -by -players going right now. And, um, but, Joe Buck's contract's up in a couple of years. If I'm ESPN, and I, you know, I think they'll probably re -sign Joe Buck, and they should. That said, he makes a lot of money. And, you know, I would be saying, who can I develop? What young guy can I develop? So when I go into that negotiation, I really have somebody who's on the rise. And I can say, hey, look, you don't want this, you know, the 15 million a year? Then we'll go here, you know? But if you start demanding, I'm not saying this is going to happen, but, demanding even more and more money, I'd want an option. I don't think they've created an option. They've actually put somebody in that spot who they've already said they'd rather spend 15 million dollars on Joe Buck than have Chris Fowler as the lead play -by -player. So, I just think negotiation -wise, and strategically, in terms of saving money, it wasn't a great decision. Yeah. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth, either. They had Fowler, Greasy, and Riddick. Excuse me, excuse me. Levy, Riddick, Greasy. Now it's Fowler or Lofsky, Riddick. To me, that, and, Fowler's used to a two -person booth with Herb Street. They have Buck and Aikman, which is a two -person booth. I don't understand the insistence on the three -person booth. It's just, for football, it just, I don't get it, but, that's just my - It complicates, it over -complicates it. Yeah. And like you said, chemistry. I think it's much harder to develop a chemistry with three. I mean, you know, the local Mets situation is different with Gary Cohn, Ron Darl - Is it in baseball, is it football? What three men, can you name - I mean, I guess back in the old Monday Night Football days, there were three men booths that had - Yeah, Collinsworth and Aikman with Buck that one year. Yeah, one year it lasted, you know. So, I don't know. But, there's no more staggered double -headers. The next one is week 14, and both games will start at 8 -15. I think that's the one that's going to piss a lot of people off. But, that's a long way down the road. You got the two TVs. Yeah. I asked you if ESPN, how they feel about Monday Night Football. Anything you've heard about how they feel about their new partnership with Pat McAfee. I mean, it's early, but they're bullish on it. I mean, they've kind of handed the keys to the network to McAfee. I mean, you can't - it's kind of like Stephen A. now. You can't really turn on ESPN almost every day except basically Sunday without seeing Pat. And so, you know, I think initially the ratings weren't that good. I think they got a little better in terms of the TV ratings. I think that kind of makes some sense because if you think about it, he was a YouTube show. Yeah, he's got to play for TV. Yeah, and he's still a YouTube show. Well, it is a play for TV because they think that they had Max in there before. They think that the ratings will be high enough that they'll be able to charge more for the ad rates. I guarantee you the money they'll make off of McAfee on social media and YouTube will be 8 billion times more than the money they made off Max Kellerman on social media. Oh, 100%. No, you're right. No, you're right. There's no doubt about that. And look, they want to get, I will say this, like, does it work? I think a lot of times when companies make big moves, you know, big time moves, a lot of times they make those moves when the person's kind of towards the end, you know, they got McAfee on the rise. Like, you know, we, you know, you and I have been aware of McAfee for years now, but he's really like, you know, here, I don't think he's at the plateau, you know, where most people go up and then they plateau and then they go down. He's at, he's still, I think, going up and then maybe the plateau is on the horizon and you can plateau for 20, 25 years if you have the right attitude and personality and just have the right act. So that's where I think that makes a lot of sense as a bet because it's not, I'll hit one close to home, Rick Riley leaving ESPN. I mean, leaving SI for ESPN where, you know, Rick Riley is one of the great columnist ever, but at that point, you know, whatever, maybe it was the internet, I don't know exactly. It just didn't really work as well at ESPN as it did at SI. And so I just think they've done that and that's kind of, you know, teams do that in sports and I think sometimes networks do that. And so I feel like signing McAfee in his mid -30s is kind of like signing a baseball free agent who's in his mid -20s and I think that's what you want to do as opposed to getting a, signing a 35 -year -old and, you know, thinking they can still play, you know, like, I don't know, like a Josh Donaldson, maybe trading for someone like that, Jimmy. You see what I did there? I don't need reminders of the horrific Yankee season. I just did that on purpose. I don't need that. My head was going, who am I going to say? All right, yeah, Josh Donaldson, but it was a treat. Just a, yeah, you want me to say Brian Cashman should be fired. It's amazing too, they replay that. I didn't know this was going to be the situation going into it, but they replay the show as soon as it's over, I think, on ESPN 2 and then they replay it at night on maybe ESPN News or one of their, what you said about if you're going to put on one of the ESPNs at any point in the day, you're going to see Pat McAfee. Yeah. So that's good for him. Like I, you know, people feel like - But I also think, ESPN has to be, they have Aaron Rodgers on their air every week. It's a news making thing that's on their air every week. They've got Nick, he's got Nick Saban on his show every week. Yeah. That's a news making thing every week. I would think ESPN has to be, forget the numbers because the numbers, I think, will be there. It's still a new thing. You have, the ESPN audience is older, the McAfee audience is younger, it might take some, but I would think ESPN just on the brand and the cachet of that show has to be thrilled. I think so. I mean, but if you talk, like I have, again, I'll probably make some calls here in the near future, but so I haven't talked specifically with anybody about that. But generally speaking, when these things first start, everyone loves it. So then we'll see. Again, I'm not saying, I could see it either way. Like, you know, McAfee has not really stayed at any of these, throughout any of these contracts he's had. So that's something to watch. Maybe this one he does, but that hasn't been the case previously. So that is something. I think the fact that he's on game day has to help the relationship there a little bit with ESPN. Here's the thing about McAfee. If you're managing him, in my opinion, and it's like Casey Jones, the former coach of the Celtics, was known for just throwing out the ball and telling McHale, Parrish, and Bird to go play, Dennis Johnson. At least that's how I remember as a kid. That was his reputation. And I think McAfee is sort of like that. Just give him the ball, let him do his thing. He's not looking to, you know, for some strategy. Let's, you know, triangle offense. He's not looking for that. He's looking for, let me do my thing. I know what I'm doing. And the thing about McAfee is he's very smart. Like, I know he plays this, like, he's not smart thing. It works very hard. He works hard and he's very smart. He's very savvy. He acts as if, like, you know, maybe he's, you know, just a dumb jock. But he understands the media business very well. We need, we need to discuss the Kelsey Taylor Swift thing because I actually think it's a legitimate media story. If Fox is going to get these increase in their demographics of the female audience, the young people, the NFL has gone all in on this thing. I mean, they changed their Twitter header to, like, a Taylor Swift thing. They're putting out Travis Kelsey Swiftiest plays on their social media. He's gained, I guess, a ton of followers, the jersey sale. Let me start with this. How did you think Fox handled it on Sunday when she was in the stadium? Do you think they overdid it? Do you think the fact that they had an unwatchable game takes them off the hook? What was your take on the Chiefs -Bears on Sunday when she was there? I think the second part, and I wouldn't take them off the hook, but I think the second part, you have an unwatchable game that you had to switch most of the country out of because it was so non -competitive, that you have Taylor Swift there, it's a big deal. And, you know, there's a lot of Taylor Swift fans who are football fans, a lot of non -Taylor Swift fans who weren't watching that game, but it was a talking point, right? Like, I saw Taylor Swift in the concert this summer, but that was kind of - Look at you! Yeah, how do you like that? Look at you! You couldn't even get tickets. Big shot. Where'd you get tickets? My daughter's friend just won the lottery. No shenanigans. Oh, really? Tickets were $235 each, which is still a lot of money, but not, like, $1 ,000. And it was just kind of happenstance, how I ended up going. I was going to say, if your daughter's friend got tickets, how did you end up at the era's tour? I mean - Were you, like - It's just a long drive to get to the metal lands, didn't want them driving back. They're older, they can drive, but at, you know, one o 'clock in the morning from Taylor Swift, so - But you were in MetLife and watched the show. Yes. Friendship bracelets? Well, you want to know something funny? This is a good one. So, my daughter's friend said to me, do you want a - do you want a jewel? And I'm like, no, no, no, I'm okay. Thinking she's saying a jewel, like a jewel, smoke. But she was saying, like, to, like, get bedazzled, a little jewel, which I would have taken. So later, I was like, I told my daughter, I said, but your friend, she said she asked me if I wanted a jewel. She's like, no, no, she didn't say you wanted a jewel. She said, do you want a - a jewel to put some ju - you know. Right. I didn't have any bracelets, but I was into - I liked Taylor Swift. I wouldn't go again. I kind of felt bad being there, because there's people who give their left arm to be there. But it was - look, she is an unbelievable performer. I mean, it was - you could - first of all, I liked some of her songs. Secondly, the level of performance. It was just, you know, it was an A+. I mean, that - that - and that is something, even if you didn't like her music, you can appreciate it. And also, I appreciate it if I had to go to the bathroom. Easy pass right in there. No one. Right. No one's leaving their seat except for people like you who aren't in it. Yeah, and especially, yeah, and more skewed women.
Fresh update on "taylor" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"And then we played two games. We probably, like take nothing away from the teams we played. But we probably should have won the games. I played off on one of them or whatever. And we started out like one and three. And I was like, oh my God. It just went downhill in a hurry. And then we won out. We won the rest of our games. And I was like, hey, maybe we, you know, we finished four and three. Like maybe we meddled because it's like tiebreakers or total point differential. And a lot of the games we won, we won like 11-1, 11-3. So I thought, all right, maybe finish fourth. So I got another tournament coming up here in two weeks in Lake Geneva now. And now I am driven like nobody's business. I will tell you, though, it's funny. During the tournament, you know, the surface for pickleball, it's similar to tennis, you know, in terms of this. But it's a little bit more gritty. It's a little bit more, it's almost like running on sandpaper, if you can imagine that. And I don't have like the right footwear. I just have like sneakers, right? So I went to jump stop really hard to avoid going over this one line. You can't go to the kitchen line. And I felt like my foot felt weird. I was like, what's going on? And I looked down. I put my foot right through my shoe. And I was like, well, we're going to have to finish like this. Thankfully, it was the last game. We were able to just make it work. But now I went full old guy and got actual pickleball shoes for this thing. So that's right. I got some feelers. We're in good shape now. So with that, I'm going to rack it. We're going to really ratchet things up here. But man, it was an experience. It was interesting. But more importantly, it was my daughter's sixth birthday today. So I'm excited for Maisie, who is already campaigning on the way to kindergarten this morning for ice cream and for pizza. And she doesn't know it yet. But she loves Taylor Swift, like I said earlier. She wants tickets to the Eris tour, which we will work on. But she's doing this thing. Taylor Swift's doing this thing where basically her concert, you can go watch it like a movie theater. And it's like this whole experience.
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"Right now, aviation companies like Lufthansa Technik are using virtual reality training to help their mechanics practice crucial engine maintenance skills, helping them prepare for real repairs. Learn more at meta .com slash metaverse impact. Go back 230 years of history, four and a half percent on the 10 year treasury yield. That's the average. So there you go. Yeah. 200 years? That's interesting because Katie keeps bringing this up. And what's great about it is there's, I don't think there's any way for us to actually check anyone's this because data goes back 200 and something from Taylor something years here. All right, guys, we've got a lot to talk about here. I want to start off with the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It is down about 389 points, around thirty three thousand and six hundred points down about one percent here on the day, but more importantly, a close back below its 200 day moving average. The first time that that's happened for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since May. The S &P 500 lower by about sixty four points or about one and a half percent. It is close getting closer to that 200 day moving average, but we should point out it is now on the precipice of being an oversold territory when it comes to the RSI. The NASDAQ composite down more than 200 points or one point six percent. And the Russell 2000 going to finish lower on the day by about twenty three points or one point three percent. All right. Digging a little bit deeper into the big cap names, the S &P 500. We've got the S &P 500, as you said, remain broad based in terms of selling some four hundred and fifty five names to the downside. Katie, forty six to the upside to unchanged. So really a risk off day. And unless my eyes deceive me, you take a look at the industry groups. Every single one is down. We're talking about twenty four industry groups. Hopefully we'll show them soon. Every single industry in the red bear telecom was your relative best bet, but still down two tenths of a percent. And then you go down the list, some of the biggest loser, there's tech hardware.
Fresh update on "taylor" discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the MMQB Podcast. It is Wednesday, September 27, 2023. We are through the first three weeks of the season, headed into week four with the Lions and the Packers up in Lambeau Field starting it off on Thursday Night Football. I should be at that game covering it for SI, and it should be a good one. We'll get into that game a little bit later when we get to our top five games of the week. But Gilberto Manzano joining myself here, Matt Verdon. We have a lot to get into. This was a week that saw a team score 70 points. This was a week that saw the Bears continue to stink worse and worse by the hour. And this was a week that brought up a lot of consternation about the Jets and Zach Wilson and where this whole thing is headed. So we'll get into all that and more. But first, Gil, how are you doing? I'm doing well, Matt. But I got to say, you forgot to bring up also a week that we saw Taylor Swift in the suite of Arrowhead Stadium with Donna Kelsey. Come on, man. Yeah, I'm terrible at that kind of stuff because I'm so focused on football. But you're right. You're right. And the shame of that is I grew up a Chiefs fan, so I really should be on top of that. Let's start there. Do we think the relationship, is this something now that we think is real? Do we think this is like, you know, some people think it's a PR move. I'm more in the camp, but I actually think somehow this is real. I think Kelsey maybe drove the inside straight here with that friendship bracelet. He tried to get to her at Arrowhead. Do you agree or do you think it's PR? Yeah, well, first of all, sorry for making you talk about Taylor Swift. I know everybody's talking about everywhere, but I feel like I guess we have to, too. We have to. It's kind of a deal at this point, yeah. And you know what? I'm kind of with you. I think it is, you know, authentic, I guess. I won't say love, but dating here. But my conspiracy theory, Matt, here is I think they were dating before Travis Kelsey announced to the world he shot his shot after the concert. I think it was more like, hey, let's get some attention here. We are celebrities here. We need a bigger profile because, you know, Taylor Swift has, you know, worldwide attention. She needs more. So maybe that's where I'm losing myself in my conspiracy theory here. But, you know, if you're going to do a PR stunt for revealing, I guess, a new love life with another celebrity. That's the way to do it. Because the podcast for the Kelsey brothers, I'm sure it's blown up. I think it's number one on Apple podcast. So maybe number two is the middle week show here. I mean, could be. But there's a lot of tension over there. And it's interesting to see how it plays out and how people are very fascinated by this. And especially seeing all the TikToks of like, you know, all the wives upsetting the husbands saying, did you know about this Kelsey guy? You know, Travis and Taylor Swift really put him on the map and they all get upset. So it's been funny to see. It's funny because the Chiefs now have jumped from being this great football team that's won two Super Bowls in the last few years here to now they've become almost like Americana. Where when you turn on the television, you got Mahomes repping Subway. Mahomes is on State Farm. Andy Reid's on State Farm. On those Subway commercials is Chad Hennie, who Mahomes somehow cut into this deal. He's a retired quarterback who's now getting some play. Kelsey has DirecTV that he shares with Chris Jones. He's got Pfizer, which I'm sure in some corners of the world, heads exploded everywhere with that. OK, you've got Kelsey doing Bud Light commercials. He's on Lowe's commercials. And now he's got Taylor Swift up in one of the suites at Arrowhead Stadium, chest bumping, doing high fives, screaming some obscenities. And his mother's sitting there and they're renting out a restaurant after the game. Look, it's I don't know where this is all going. I don't know. Like if this thing's actually going to blossom into a full blown relationship and turn this could be friends like whatever, whatever it is, it's incredible. And on Sunday Night Football, spoiler alert, this is not going to be one of our top five games. The Chiefs play the Jets at MetLife. OK, where if you're into this type of thing, they're favored by nine and a half on the road over at SI Sportsbook. Taylor Swift lives in New York. I'm from that area of the country. That's not a hard commute to get to MetLife. OK, and I'm going to go ahead and guess she's not driving her Mazda Miata over to the game. She's probably going to be able to bypass some of that traffic. There's a damn good chance my opinion should be at that game. And if this becomes a twenty seven to three in the third quarter, we're going to be getting a whole lot of Taylor Swift's Travis Kelce. OK, so settle in. If you think it's bad before we're going to be at Collinsworth breaking it down. Torrico is going to be talking about it. It's it's unbelievable. You either love the Chiefs or you hate them with a visceral passion. I mean, I don't think there's anything in between at this point. Yeah, man, I think the NBC people, the TV executive are saying, you know what, this game might be very awful to watch. So can you send the car to get Taylor Swift so we can have a bunch of shots about her? Because Fox did it brilliantly there because it was forty one to zero against the Bears. And hey, just keep going to Taylor Swift and what, thirty four million people watch that game. So, yeah, you might be honest, I'm in there for her to attend that game. And and you talking about how how popular his team is. And, you know, it's just funny that it's in Kansas City. You know, nobody cares about those New York teams or the teams in L.A. It's in Kansas City. So a big win for the Midwest there. It's it's crazy. You mentioned that because I actually said something to my dad about this over the week. You know, this isn't New York or L.A. or Miami. We're like, listen, Taylor Swift to draw attention anywhere she was. But like there are celebrities walk down the street all the time in New York City. People don't even blink. It's like, oh, yeah, there's so and so. Right. And you just keep moving. Same thing in L.A., same thing in cities like the Miami, Chicago. Can you imagine being in Kansas City and you're walking around Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce drive by in a convertible? It's just like, what happened? And, you know, Mahomes drives by. I mean, it's it's just you know, I've been to Kansas City many times. I love going there. The people are great. The city is an underrated spot. But it's funny because it's not a city that historically you would have A-list celebrities just jet setting around to get into. You know, I'm going to take my daughter to a game because she's a Chiefs fan. We're going to go out there in a couple of weeks, going to see him play Denver Thursday Night Football. And that's going to be like a happening at this point beyond just, oh, it's a football game. Which, by the way, I think I'm going to end up being hit in the wallet for the fact now it's a happening and more than just a game. But nobody's going there to watch Russell Wilson in Denver. Right. Like it's all about, hey, look at Kelce, look at Mahomes. Is Taylor Swift in a box tonight? Where is she? What's going on? I mean, it's my daughter loves Taylor Swift. And so worlds have collided. And she's like, if Taylor's there, we have to find her. I'm like, yeah, OK, good luck with that. You know, I'll do the best I can, sweetie. But it's it's incredible. I mean, that was in a four o'clock window where not much else was expected to go on. The Cardinals ended up upsetting Dallas. That was the dominant headline throughout the entirety of the four o'clock window. So that's where we are now in the NFL. Yeah. And it's funny because I had no clue that there was hints that she'll be at the game. And I saw videos where like there was like parties like, hey, let's see what Taylor Swift arrives. And they were just like, there she is. And they kind of go, wow. Like they just saw the winning goal in the World Cup. And it's worldwide hysteria there. So I had no clue. I was kind of like, I guess, you know, went for me with the pop culture. Maybe I'm a little ahead of you with that, Matt. But even now, even I was kind of like, hey, there she is. But apparently everybody knew besides me. It's funny. I swear to God, I actually had a buddy of mine text me at like eleven in the morning. And he was like, tell us what's going to be at the game today. And I had this brief moment of like, should I tweet this out as a report? And then I looked at Twitter and Rich Eisen was like announcing it to the world. And I was like, you know what, I'm not going to, because if he's wrong, then like everybody's getting crushed today. And if I'm right, I didn't break it anyway because Rich got to it. But my buddy texted me a couple of days ago and he's like, I gave it to you. You should have had it. I was like, it was already out there and I wasn't going to risk my reputation on whether or not she showed up to a Chiefs game. But he was right. Kudos to him. And yeah, we got plenty of camera time for T. Swift. All right. Speaking of the game, the T. Swift may be at this upcoming week, the Chiefs and the Jets. We're going to move away from the Chiefs. The Chiefs did their job. They crushed Chicago 41-10. They look great. So on and so forth. No shock there. The Jets, on the other hand, they lose 15-10. OK, they lose to the Pats. They were at home. They're 1-2 now. They play the Chiefs this week before getting a trip to Denver, which who knows what will happen there. And then they play Philly. So not a great three weeks upcoming. The Jets have been resolute, or Robert Sol, I should say, has been resolute. They're sticking with Zach Wilson. He gives them the best chance to win. Now, should be noted, they signed Trevor Simien to the practice squad, obviously could be elevated at any point to the active roster. As we know, Wednesday, early afternoon, it is that Simien is not the starter at Zach Wilson. A, do you think that changes by Sunday? B, do you think it should? I don't think it will change by Sunday. That's a very quick turnaround to get incorporated with the offense and just learn things about being on a new team. But I could see it eventually happening kind of like Mike White a year ago. And the thing that's tough here for all the Jets players, a year ago, they had to do some kind of behind the scenes. Like, hey, we've got to pull this guy. He's not doing well, that being Zach Wilson. And they brought in Mike White. And it's tough for everybody. You don't want to turn in a guy and be like, hey, you know what? We're not feeling well. We're not clicking here, but we've got to go a different way. Hopefully you understand. So it's awkward. They're going to go through it again. So it's up to Robert Sol to make a decision. Enough is enough. You saw, yeah, they won that first game and it brought you some wiggle room to make an actual legit decision there. But he was bad in that first game. And then the last two, you've lost and he's gotten worse. And he spends the entire week, I'm sure, hearing from teammates, hey, just don't turn the ball over. Just kind of just play safe and give us a chance to extend drives and make plays. And now he's out there playing scared. Now he's overthinking. So when you lose your confidence, when you're playing slow out there, it's just a bad recipe. So I do expect you to eventually take over as a starter. But Matt, just saying that Trevor Sigmund taking over as a starter is not a good thing for the Jets there. So I get there's not a lot of options out there, but like you've got to try harder if you're the GM Douglas there. And at some point, it's like, are you just refusing to take the L on Zach Wilson? You want to get more opportunities because, you know, that was your number two pick. That was your baby. Or maybe it's on Robert Sala being this guy who really believes in his players. And I'm not going to go away from you after one one or two bad games like you did it last year. Do it again. I don't understand what's going on with here. Yeah, I mean, listen, I fully am on board with what you're saying. And so Trevor Sigmund has been in the league. He broke in in 2015. He was a legitimate starter, started 14 games through Denver in 2016, then 2017 started 10 games. Like over that stretch in those two years that I just referenced, he completed just over 59 percent of his throws with 30 touchdowns and 24 picks. Not feeling great about it. Like since then, he started a grand total of six games. So since 2018, the last five full seasons and now the beginning of this one, he started six games. And would you like to take a stab at his record in those six games? Is it one and five? No, it is not. It is 0-6. So he has not been the answer, everybody. He has not been. He started on the 20-21 Saints who actually had some talent and he went 0-4. He had 11 touchdowns and three picks, but he completed 57 percent of his throws last year with the Bears. Started one game, played in two, which was awful. Like here's what I think is going to happen. This is just based off of knowing that area and knowing the way that team operates. I think Zach Wilson is going to start on Sunday. And I think Steve Spagnuolo is going to actually physically put him through hell. I think that game is going to be Spagnuolo throwing about 900 different looks at him. Blitzes, dropping eight, all kinds of things. And you don't have to blitz to get home against the Jets because their offensive line is one of the worst in the league. The Chiefs this year have given up 33 points on defense against Trevor Lawrence, Jared Goff, and then, of course, the Bears leading the Titties. I do not think the Jets are going to move the ball a ton in this game. I think that's a fair statement. I think what's going to happen is after about three or four drives of Zach Wilson getting booed off the field, we might see a change of quarterback. Whether or not that is Simeon or that's Tim Boyle who's been the backup to this point, I don't know. I just think at some juncture you get to where Robert Salah is going to be forced to make a move. Whether or not he wants to is irrelevant. He's going to be forced to. And people who say, well, the fans don't dictate that. You're right, but when you have players who are visibly frustrated during the game as they were last week. When you go through a week where Joe Namath, who is the most famous Jet to ever put on pads, is saying he's got to go and, by the way, we might have to fire the coach and the GM. That starts putting an enormous amount of pressure not only on you but on your owner who at some point is going to be like, hey, Robert, it's time, man. We can't do this anymore. We're getting killed on the back page. We're getting killed in talk radio. Coaches may not care about that stuff. Owners do. And I think you're getting to a juncture where if they're down 14-0 midway through the second quarter and Wilson is, whatever, 3 of 7 for 14 yards, I think you have to yank him. Even if it means nothing in terms of winning the game. Even if Simeon comes in or Boyle comes in and everybody's bad, you have to show you're trying. You have to show you're making some kind of an effort to win the football game. Because, let's be real, barring an act of God, the Jets are not beating the Chiefs with Zach Wilson. It is not going to happen. That might be the biggest discrepancy in talent in NFL history at the quarterback position in one game. Patrick Mahomes is not losing to Zach Wilson. And he's in all likelihood not losing to Tim Boyle or Trevor Simeon, whoever else the Jets will want to throw out there. But at least you're showing that you're trying by putting somebody else out there. By trying Zach Wilson out there to go 10 of 23 for 100 yards and 2 picks, that's like taking a white flag and just jamming it into the field at the 50-yard line. And I think at some point here, Salah's going to be forced, like it or not, to make a move. Yeah, I'm with you. At some point when maybe you're down 14-0 after 2 or 3 minutes and you've got to treat it like a preseason game. You know what? Okay, it's going to be a loss here. You're not going to have a chance here. You're at home. Who cares? You're not going to beat Patrick Mahomes in the Chiefs with Zach Wilson. So try something new. Bring in Tim Boyle. I can't even say that seriously. Tim Boyle. Bring him in. Bring him in and just see what he has there. It's a preseason game at that point. Or then Trevor Simeon, I know it sucks for him to come in on short notice and figure it out. But again, preseason, just kind of do your thing, get people in line chemistry-wise. So I think that's fine. And it's just awkward all around, Matt, when the greatest player in franchise history, Joe Naaman, is saying, I've seen enough. Get him out of here. This guy's terrible. I'm sure Zach Wilson is aware of that. People hear about that. People get asked about that, especially in New York. I don't know if you saw that video, Matt, but Garrett Wilson was in the middle of an interview and somebody broke the news saying, Hey, you just got Trevor Simeon. Can I get your thoughts? And at that point, probably in his head, thinking, okay, finally, it's something different. But at the same time, it's kind of like, it is Trevor Simeon. I can't get too excited. And to his credit, he played it safe and said, you know what, I'm cool with whatever player they bring in for the organization. I support all my guys. But he knows he's frustrated inside. It's at some point, and I put it on a rundown here for the show, like, is it Carson Wentz? Is it Matt Ryan? And my answer to that is, look, there's a reason Carson Wentz is still out there, right? And there's a reason. Let's be real. The Colts and the Eagles both, in consecutive seasons, were like, you know what? Get out. We'll eat so much dead money, it's unfathomable. Just get out. Get out of our building. Right? Washington gave up a real pick for him. Saw him for, what, half a season? You know what? Taylor Heinecke. We're good. Bring in Taylor Heinecke. And then didn't resign him and let him go to be a backup at the Falcons. So you have three teams now in three consecutive years who are like, get out. We're done. We're done. Get out of the building. Matt Ryan, great career. He's done. It's over. He's not. Bringing in Matt Ryan to play behind that offensive line should be a federal crime. There is no world that that's going to succeed. Sometimes, you know, in life, you need to just accept reality for whatever it is. The reality for the Jets is their season's over. No matter who's playing quarterback for them, they're cooked. Now, I do think you have to move off of Zach Wilson here at some juncture because you're just going to lose the room otherwise. But bringing in Trevor Simien, putting in Tim Boyle, bringing in Carson Wentz, you're not going to the playoffs. I don't care. I don't care. Carson Wentz, yeah, sure, he'll throw 20 touchdowns. He'll also throw 15 picks. And he'll infuriate everybody in the room by like week 12. You're not going to win enough games. Your season was built around the idea that Aaron Rodgers was going to come in and elevate what was a strong group. And yes, defensively, it is a very good team. Offensively speaking, it's Garrett Wilson in what exactly? I mean, Breece Hall is a very good player at times. First of all, in week one, he was unbelievable. The last two weeks, he's done nothing. And by the way, I don't put that on Breece Hall. I put that on the fact you can't block. You can't run block. You can't pass block. Now Dwayne Brown's on IR. It's a sieve. You know what Chris Jones is going to do in this game? I mean, Chris Jones is going to basically be taking handoffs in this game. It's untenable. And that's on Joe Douglas for not fixing that offensive line or doing much to try to address it. So, it is what it is. I just think no matter who they put back there, whether it's Wilson, it's Simeon, it's Boyle. Name your random quarterback. I think they're done. And I guess my last question to you on this is, do you think this season could cost Salah his job? Or do you say, well, you know what? He's going to get a pass here because Rodgers blew his Achilles out four plays into the season. Yeah, you know, I think it might be a pair, you know, with Douglas as well, the GM. I mean, you know, he's done some good things with the draft. I get that. But like, the more you're making your points, man, the more I think about like, okay, they had Aaron Rodgers help you. Like, yeah, they're probably a playoff team, but it doesn't feel like they would have been a contender. Just kind of seeing everything now. And then without him, the glaring need of offensive line is like, you didn't do anything to fix that in the off season. Instead, you're throwing money at Dalvin Cook who could barely break tackles anymore. There's a reason why the Dolphins drew a line in the sand. Hey, you're not the same dude anymore. That's why the Vikings release them. But you went all in because you were desperate to make some noise. And let's face it, Aaron Rodgers hasn't been the best GM, you know, over his years with the Packers. Like, he kind of tends for star players and a little over the hill. And Douglas has done a good job getting young guys, but they really overlooked the offensive line. And Matt, they really got, you know, I'm going to say killed because that swap for the trade from the Packers and the Jets, they missed out on a left tackle. I haven't even been paying attention what the left tackle for the Steelers has done. But little things like that, like you go for a defensive end instead of an offensive lineman. You know, you don't, there was no, like, how do you go into Dwayne Brown and Makai Becton as your tackles? Like, if Aaron Rodgers was healthy, he was going to have been probably taking a lot of hits, asking a 39-year-old to move around the pocket to do what he used to do for many years. So that was already kind of a bad issue. So I think for as much as we want to, you know, say, hey, Robert Salah, do something, step up. You've got to help out your team and maybe your job's in the line. I think the same thing with the GM, Douglas. I get it. He's had some very memorable draft classes, but a lot of big misses. And I think sometimes, you know, it's just awkward to have, you know, the GM fires a coach and you kind of bring in a new person. Like the Chiefs, they like to kind of parry everything. Good teams parry their GM and their coaches. So I think for me, you kind of have to clean house. But then again, you're kind of essentially saying, all right, if Rodgers is ready next year, we're kind of going to try to get with somebody else. And if you're the new GM, the new coach, you're probably thinking like, do you want to go and risk all our entire season on a 40-year-old now? So it's a very tricky thing all around. So I think they might be safe, but you're probably thinking about it if you're the Jets owner.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-25-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV batteries, environmental impact behind sand. Yeah, sand. You get context and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg dot com to get context. Has been for a stronger one. We're going to watch it, though, to see if somehow global economic demand is decreasing and maybe that plays a little bit into it, maybe longer term. All right, as we get the closing bells here in New York City, what had been a really mixed market here from oscillations, from gains to losses, and now back again to gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average higher by about 40 points or a tenth of a percent. The S &P 500 higher by about 18 points or four tenths of a percent. A similar move higher on a percentage basis for the NASDAQ composite and a similar move higher on a percentage basis for the Russell 2000 girl. Yeah, the Usher index, though, on a tear. I saw what you guys did before. Are we going to talk about Taylor Swift at any point? I know we have some stuff together. Later, later, later. All right, the S &P, let's do the divide. 300 names to the upside, 199 to the downside. Katie for unchanged. All right, I'll save the Taylor Swift comments. Let's take a look at some of these industry groups here. Like we were saying, energy top of the pile. That's true on the industry group level as well, up 1 .3 percent. You can see also chips getting some love. So, too, are some of the auto names. Actually, more green than red. If you do look into the red, though, it's definitely some strong trends there. Household products, for example, off by about half a percent. Food and beverage off by seven tenths of a percent. The staples today really taking a beating. All right, so let's get to some of the individual gainers, if we may, and here's one. It's actually, I think, the number two gainer in the S &P 500, number one gainer in NASDAQ 100. We're talking about GE Healthcare. I couldn't find any real catalyst. This company, though, on pace for its worst full quarter since being spun off.
Fresh update on "taylor" discussed on Mark Levin
"BBC News time is 703 sports in your forecast coming up next New York the power ball jackpot is over 700 million dollars official order your New York lottery tickets right from your phone with jackpot .com an official partner of the New York Yankees just go to jackpot .com choose your favorite lottery game pick your lucky numbers and get notified when you win plus get a free lottery ticket with your first order go to jackpot .com and order your lottery tickets from your phone go to jackpot .com that's jackpot .com paid for by jackpot .com you must be 18 or older order a lottery ticket please play responsibly gambling problem call 1 -800 -GAMBLER residents of New York call 1 877 -8HOPE -NY or text HOPENY for 67369 the views and opinions expressed by the individual hosts and their yes guests do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of WABC radio its management or its a station built just for you entertaining talk information opinions that is the stupidest dumbest most idiotic idea i ever heard of the world famous us an american original talk radio 77 WABC and radio .com when news breaks 77 WABC news time 704 Taylor Swift is selling out stadiums again only now it's for the Kansas City Chiefs she's dating their star tight end Travis Kelsey their next game is Sunday against the Jets at MetLife stadium and social media ablaze wondering if Swift will be in the meadowlands she's in the city taking a break from her concert tour StubHub says they've seen ticket sales nearly triple in the last 24 hours this is neither Swift nor Kelsey have officially commented on whether they're truly an item. Noam Layton, WABC news. Ticket sales tripling on the resale market. Taylor Swift is in New York on hiatus from her era's tour. Baseball if you're interested Mets beating the Marlins 11 -2 first game of a double header out of City Field Yankees in Toronto tonight NBA superstar Dame Lillard is on the move the Portland Trailblazers have reportedly agreed to send Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks as part of a three -team deal. September is prostate cancer awareness month check out our mini cast with Noam Layton as he speaks to prostate cancer survivors Rudy Giuliani and Curtis Lewa also Sid Rosenberg joining Noam to talk about Bernard McGurk colleague our and friend who died last October from prostate cancer you can download it now just search prostate cancer on 77wbcradio .com and the 77wbcradio app.
A highlight from A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swifts KC Date, Clevelands Crazy D, Chicagos Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
"Coming up in action -packed week three, Cousin Salas here, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 seven. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I have a really, really good rewatchables coming on Monday night. Can't wait. It is my birthday tomorrow. So sometimes if my birthday coincides with rewatchables, which I think has only happened one other time, but we like to do a big movie. So that's where we're doing one of my favorite movies the last 40 years. Stay tuned. Coming up next, we had an action packed loaded week three. We're gonna talk Taylor Swift, Travis Kelsey. We're gonna talk about Miami putting up 70. Sal's team losing. We're gonna introduce a new character, parent corner. Sal sent his kid to college. Oh man, this is almost two hours. Let's get to it. First pro jam. Let's get to it. All right, taping this a little after 8 .30, Sunday night Pacific time. The hardest word come in and show business is here. Cousin Sal just watched Pittsburgh Vegas, a bizarre game, but we're not starting there. We're starting with your team. You're stupid cowboys. You compliment me and now that I see what you did here. Okay, all right. Your stupid team that I thought I could throw into a little 11 and a half Arizona, like throw a bit. All they had to do was run by two and a half. I had a FanDuel boost. I had real life money. I had a million dollar pick and it's like, of course they'll beat the Cardinals by two and a half. Rahim thought the Cardinals were tanking. No, no, that's not what happened. And now you're containing cowboys. They couldn't even make it to my birthday before they fell apart. They couldn't even make it to the end of September. Was that the goal? I guess had they known your birthday was a Monday. Yeah, they might've stuck around. I know, I know. I don't know what to tell you. It sucked. I had it tied to everything too. I had an Oregon this and the Chiefs this and the 49ers and the Cowboys and everything. And I didn't even care that they had three, essentially three offensive linemen out or that Trayvon Diggs got hurt. Not that I didn't care, but I didn't think it would affect this game. And then they just got, they went out there and got their asses kicked. 13 penalties and didn't force any turnovers and couldn't do shit in the red zone. And of course it's a double digit loss, jerks. I kept, I had in the back of my head Rahim's theory that the Cardinals were tanking and that they were only playing one, a good first half. And then they would throw away the second half because their real goal is Caleb Williams. So at halftime, I'm like, I'm not going to panic yet. Maybe the Rahim's theory, no. The Rahim's theory was not true. The Cardinals actually played really well. And your team, I will say, look, this happens sometimes. Usually it doesn't happen in week three. It happens later in the year. But the team that is getting smoke blowing up their butts, they have this easy game and say, oh yeah, we're going to Arizona. It's going to be half Dallas fans. This will be a layup for us. So we've seen this scenario, just not this early in the season. What worried me though, from a Dallas standpoint, forget about the offensive line and the blocking stuff. Cause you'll get those guys back. But you do seem to have like third and seven, third and eight if Lamb is covered, where do you go issued? Like, you know, not everyone has the Kelsey type, but you don't have the Devontae Adams. You don't have really any of those guys. You don't have that big physical tight end in the middle. You don't have the awesome, you know, James White type third down running back who's going to get open. And you could really feel it in the red zone. They were one for five in the red zone today. Yeah. I mean, you know, what's his name? The tight end who went to Houston, I already forgot his name from Dallas last year, was our second lead. Schultz was our second leading receiver last year. So yeah, there is something to be said about that. And I do want to put it in proper perspective. If the Eagles lose to Tampa Bay, which is a possibility tomorrow, the week is a wash in the NFC East, right? That means everyone will have lost. So I don't want to get too crazy, but it did expose, you're right, everything I always worry about. Can Dak come up with a big play down the stretch? You know, are these injuries too much to overcome? And Mike McCarthy in that play calling, it really seemed like we were up 12 points trying to bleed the clock, not down 12 points. And it's like, oh, maybe he's just afraid to throw it. And then when we saw, he threw into three defenders and you cleverly quipped, how did they know which of the three were to intercept it? Yeah, that was kind of wrenching. That was an angry text to yours. I was just angrily texting. Like it was your fault that I was losing all my teases. Yeah, he just threw into three guys on one of the biggest plays of the game. Complete panic throw.
Fresh update on "taylor" discussed on Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Worth i'm preston sherry millions of americans know the name abbott from the abc comedy abbott elementary and in philadelphia an honor for the real teacher who inspired the show i'm really honored it means just so would much have you ever thought it's something you know that i really would never imagine or think of a street named bear for me joice abbott way officially designated on part of 59th street in the city of brotherly love while and teachers getting on each other's nerves might make for some fun in the show i would say that teaching second grade is no picnic didn't i see your class having a literal picnic the other day didn't i see your class watching lego batman the real abbott as even though every day may not be great you are making a difference you are making a difference i you salute hang in there and just stay encouraged because sometimes we have to encourage ourselves and her message to teachers where know that you could do it believe in yourself and believe in that child and they need you sometimes you're the only hope they need for what it's worth sherry preston abc news on the new episode first new heights travis kelsey and his brother jason discuss the excitement over taylor swift showing up in i the p box at arrowhead stadium in kansas city over the weekend but when jason tried to pin travis down about the of his relationship with taylor travis box what's real is that um you know it is my personal life and um i want to spread both of our lives i she's not in the media as much as i am doing this show every single week and know you having fun during the nfl season on other guys shows so like you said on that thursday night game i'm enjoying life um and i sure as hell enjoyed this weekend uh so everything moving forward um i think i think me talking about sports and saying all right now will have to be uh kind of where i keep the chiefs will play the jets in the new york area sunday night the mention of swift's presence potential of the game has you guessed it driven ticket prices up on the secondary market northwest news news time one twenty eight why do dogs eat grass why do cats like boxes pet lovers often have lots of questions find the answers during pause and listen saturday's at two pm on northwest news radio hi i'm
A highlight from Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?
"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 Friday, September 22nd, and today we are talking oil, macro, everything that could throw the economy off. But before we get to that, 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 at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, well, we are sort of continuing the macro story today that we picked up around Powell and the FOMC this week. And one of the questions that Powell was asked was about risks that threatened to knock the economy off course. Two that he mentioned that we're going to spend a little time on today include oil prices and a potential government shutdown. Let's start with oil first. The price of crude oil has steadily increased over the past four months. From a low of around $70 in June, oil reached almost $90 a barrel for the US -based WTI benchmark contract and $95 per barrel and $95 per barrel for international Brent crude earlier this week. The price increase for crude has driven US gas prices back above $3 .80 per gallon, the highest level since last October. Overall, gas prices have ramped up by 20 % since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Now, there are a number of factors all contributing to steadily increasing oil prices since the June lows. The first is OPEC+. The economic group of oil producing nations led by Saudi Arabia and Russia have recently curbed output. Production cuts, which were agreed to late last year, have been gradually implemented over the past six months. In July, Saudi Arabia voluntarily cut an additional 1 million barrels per day from its production quota, about 10 % of its previous output. Existing production cuts across OPEC have already been extended into next year and analysts expect Saudi Arabia to extend their voluntary cuts until March. On Thursday, Russia further constrained supply by banning the export of diesel and petrol. Russia is one of the world's largest suppliers of diesel alongside their status as producing around 12 % of the global supply of crude oil. The International Energy Agency said last year that Russian refineries produce, quote, roughly double the diesel needed to satisfy domestic demand and typically export half their annual production. Analyst opinions focused on the simplest explanation for the ban, retaliation for sanctions. Henning Gloestien of the Eurasia Group said, Russia wants to inflict pain on Europe and the U .S. and it looks like they're now repeating the playbook from gas and the oil market ahead of the winter months. They're showing that they're not finished using their power over energy markets. The Kremlin said the ban was temporary and aimed at addressing rising energy prices in domestic markets. However, they gave no timeline on when the ban might be lifted. U .S. and European policymakers have largely banned the importation of Russian refined fuel since February, which has required Russian supply to be routed through third party regions including Turkey, North Africa and Latin America. Now, OPEC cuts over the past year were predicated on a weakening demand profile heading into this year. At the time they were announced, recessions were expected across Europe and the U .S. China was an open question with the potential of reopening pushed back in the midst of additional pandemic waves. But since then, the European economy is sputtering along, albeit with dismal manufacturing data out of Germany. The sanctioning of Russian supply has caused European demand to be displaced to other regions with refining capacity, largely India and the Middle East. In the U .S., recession has been continuously pushed off into the future and oil demand is now back at all time highs with no signs of slowing. Although the Chinese economy has hit some turbulence recently, oil demand remains robust. Analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources. What's more, analysts expect China's oil demand to remain high as Beijing secures strategically important resources in part to mitigate geopolitical risks as well as to shore up its manufacturing and transportation industries. So with oil prices spiking, many are wondering whether the White House will once again intervene in markets using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Between November 2021 and September of last year, the White House authorized a number of SPR releases. The final policy saw one million barrels per day provided into the market over six months. A small amount of oil was restocked earlier this year, but the SPR still sits at a little over half its pre -pandemic level. Earlier this week, a headline circulated proclaiming that quote, Biden says depleting SPR is on the table. This was later found to be a hoax with no legitimate source, but it demonstrates how difficult high oil prices could be for the U .S. economy heading into election season. To wit, many saw the SPR release as a political decision rather than an economic decision heading into the 2022 midterms. In the private sector, U .S. oil inventories have recently hit 40 -year lows of 46 -day supply, well below the longer -term average of 65 days. And while August's inflation reports already showed a small uptick due to oil -related prices, the effect is expected to be more profound across this month. Dario Perkins, an economist at T .S. Lombard said, That said, it is important to keep these recent inflationary developments in context. We are not yet in danger of undoing 12 months of solid disinflationary progress, not even close. Others suggested that high oil prices would have a greater impact on growth rather than inflation. Maya Bhandari, head of multi -asset at BNP Paribas Asset Management said, It really impacts the growth side of the Goldilocks equation rather than the inflation side of things over the long term. Theory is that sustained high oil prices begin to eat into disposable income for households alongside higher costs of production for manufacturing and logistics. These combine to reduce growth and potentially tip the economy into recession. Overall, this situation in the oil markets has, to some, many parallels to the liquid natural gas spike in the winter of 2022. Prices in some markets rose more than tenfold, European energy companies scrambled to secure supply at any cost, and multiple firms went bankrupt due to the volatility in markets. This week, Bloomberg reported that the trading arm of French supplier Total Energies has played a major role in bidding up the price of U .S.-based oil. Their source claimed that the firm is paying a premium for physical U .S. barrels, pushing the spread against futures to levels not seen since last November. With all of that said, there are some signs that the oil market is beginning to cool off. On Thursday, Brent crude futures fell to $92 per barrel, which represented the third straight day of price declines, which is the longest streak in almost a month. Warren Patterson, head of Commodity Strategy at ING, said the Fed's hawkish messaging has quote, put some pressure on risk assets, including oil. The dollar index has risen by 0 .8 % since Chair Powell left the podium, a large enough move to weigh on asset markets. Patterson said he still expects Brent crude to move above the $100 mark in the near term, but that he doesn't anticipate the move will be sustainable. So that is the view on oil overall. The thing that I am definitely going to be watching more than anything else is the political dimension of this. We are now entering the period where everything, even more than usual, is going to be completely wrapped up in what it means for the election season. If prices at the pump keep trending up, it seems very likely that the Biden administration will be willing to do what it takes, including SPR releases, to get those prices down. But that's just something we're going to have to keep an eye on. Now what about that other factor that Powell mentioned? Well yes, indeed, my friends, the US government is once again hurtling towards a shutdown after efforts to pass a short term spending bill were scuttled on the House floor on Thursday. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attempted to marshal Republicans to vote through a package to keep the government funded past the end of September. Closed door negotiations continued late into Wednesday night, but were apparently unconvincing. The bill currently being considered is the $886 billion Defense Appropriations Act. The bill was stifled in the House after five GOP representatives refused to allow debate to begin by voting against a preliminary procedural rule. Democrats also voted against the measure and appeared to taunt Republicans apparently reveling in seeing the GOP's slim majority descend into chaos. Among the Republican dissenters was Marjorie Taylor Greene, who opposed the inclusion of $300 million in funding to the Ukrainian war effort. On Thursday, Politico reported that Pentagon sources have said Ukrainian operations have been exempted from any shutdown, making that part of the dispute rather moot. McCarthy sent House members home on Thursday night to return to Washington on Tuesday. He told reporters after the failed vote, quote, two people flipped, so I got to figure out how to fix that. That wasn't the impression they had given us. Now, this was McCarthy's third attempt at bringing the bill to the House floor. The current proposal on the table is a 31 -day stopgap funding mechanism to forestall a shutdown to begin next weekend. McCarthy remarked on the change in tone in Congress among that extreme element of the Republican Party, stating that, quote, this is a whole new concept of individuals that just want to burn the whole place down. Now, even if a 31 -day stopgap is passed in the House, it seems unlikely to make its way through the Democrat -controlled Senate. The bill includes a 30 percent temporary cut to domestic agencies and immigration law changes, neither of which are likely to get the seal of approval from Dems. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said instead of decreasing the chance of a shutdown, Speaker McCarthy is actually increasing it by wasting time on extremist proposals that cannot become law in the Senate. House Democrat leader Hakeem Jeffries remarked that the situation was playing out as a, quote, Republican civil war. Now, if it comes to pass, this would be the 11th government shutdown since 1980. The logic is that hard -line positions that don't enjoy support in the Congress can be put directly to the American people by shutting down the government and drawing attention to the impasse. Republican Ralph Norman said last week that, quote, we're going to have a shutdown. We believe in what we're doing. The jury will be the country. Still, the record on government shutdowns doesn't really support that strategy. Not one of the 10 previous shutdowns resulted in the dissenting group extracting concessions. Typically, the American people quickly turn on the party they view as blocking access to government services over a petty squabble. Alex Conant, a Republican strategist, said, This is such a dumb fight because there's no principle that we're standing on here. It's just bad tactics. While the dispute is nominally over excessive government spending, with Republican dissenters pushing for funding to be reduced back to 2022 levels, the underlying problem is, of course, the level of discord within the Republican Party. McCarthy was voted in as House Speaker after a record 15 attempts. The process took four days and frequently descended into a farce. This was only the second time in the post -Civil War era that a House Speaker had failed to be elected on the first attempt. Conant noted the terrible optics of a government shutdown of the Republicans' own making heading into election season, stating that, quote, Biden didn't win because of his political skills and soaring oratory. He won because Republicans blew themselves up with Trump. I'm afraid we're seeing history repeat itself, with the GOP once again helping Biden by shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, never one to shy away from controversy, Trump fanned the flames on Wednesday, posting that, quote, Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized government that refuses to close the border and treats half the country as enemies of the state. He added that, quote, This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other patriots. They failed on the debt limit they must not fail now. Use the power of the person to defend the country. Now, zooming out and trying to get away from the politics of the situation, which obviously is not the focus of this show. The reason that this was brought up at last week's FOMC press conference is that a government shutdown would halt the publication of government data. This would include employment, inflation and growth statistics, which are currently playing a key role in guiding Fed policy. Now, given how much the Fed has said over and over again, their policy is going to be driven by data, presumably not having access to that data would be a fairly big deal. Yet in spite of that, Powell tried to put on a brave face, saying, If there is a government shutdown and it lasts through the next meeting, then it's possible we wouldn't be getting some of the data that we would ordinarily get and we would just have to deal with that. Now, by way of some history, the longest ever government shutdown lasted 35 days. The dispute was around funding for the border wall and quickly turned public sentiment against the Trump administration. Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, but the administration failed to convince their own party to fund the wall. At the time, Democrat Senator Jon Tester called it the most stupid shutdown I have ever seen in my life. However, if this week's display is anything to go by, that 2019 shutdown could soon have some competition for that title. Now, what does this all have to do with the crypto sphere? Well, I think in many ways these are just exemplary of the state of politics in general. And given that, perhaps it's not surprising that former Senator Pat Toomey is not optimistic about the chances of crypto legislation being passed during this Congress. Just prior to retiring from Congress at the beginning of the year, Toomey introduced his own crypto bill, which focused on stablecoin regulations. Now, the House currently has two major crypto bills eligible to be brought for a vote. One would establish a stablecoin framework while the other introduces more broad crypto regulations. While speaking at a Georgetown Law Seminar on Thursday, however, Toomey said, I don't see a path forward in the Senate regardless of how the vote goes in the House. He added that of the two, he sees the stablecoin legislation as having the best shot. The sticking point will likely be Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown. While Brown has been outspoken about the risks of crypto and the need to bring the industry to heel, he has so far remained extremely quiet on exactly what form of legislation would meet his approval. And of course, any crypto legislation would need the support of Democratic senators to pass a vote to become law. Still, during an interview on Thursday, Coinbase Chief Policy Officer Faryar Shirzad said that she thinks that Brown's lack of commitment to a legislative position might actually be a good thing. Shirzad said, Now, last week, Brown wrote a letter to head regulators at multiple agencies urging them to use their existing powers to crack down on non -compliant crypto firms. This of course seems to be the clear intention, at least at the SEC. On Tuesday, the head of that agency's crypto assets and cyber unit, David Hirsch, warned that more enforcement actions would be coming against crypto intermediaries, including DeFi protocols. Still, Toomey, who serves now as an advisor to Coinbase, views stablecoin legislation as the solvable problem. At the moment, Democrats are pushing for the Fed to serve a central role in regulating issuers rather than granting oversight power to state regulators. This preference is believed to be driven by the White House. Toomey said, He thinks that senior Democrats will get on board once the White House is satisfied with the stablecoin proposal. Although that proposal might have to wait until after the election, as Toomey said in the next Congress, I think it's quite possible to get something done.
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"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.
A highlight from ELIZABETH WARREN RAMPS UP ANTI CRYPTO PLANS WITH SEC GARY GENSLER - DEUTSCHE BANK CRYPTO CUSTODY
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we've got big news that Senator Elizabeth Warren has added nine new co -sponsors to her anti -crypto bill. They're all Democrats, those co -sponsors. This has not changed the trajectory of the bill as most of these co -signers were expected. This is being reported by Taylor Barr of the Digital Chamber of Commerce. And you know, it's not a surprise that they're all Democrats, but these Democrats got to get their act together. Many of them are not going to be reelected because of this stance on crypto, in addition to other political issues. And I'm not here to say Democrats are worse than Republicans or Republicans are better, right? I'm pretty much an independent and I look at who's the best candidate from that standpoint. But the Biden administration and many Democrats are really, really screwing themselves over. Now I want to be fair, there are many Democrats who are pro -crypto, right? We've seen Richie Torres, Ro Khanna, and a bunch of others who have been doing a great job. The problem is Senator Elizabeth Warren's voice tends to drown out many of the other Democrats. And she has a large following, right? Because of other issues that she covers. But we know she's corrupt and she's been doing a lot of backdoor dealings with scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. We know she sends him the questions and answers ahead of hearings. We know she's been working with him to try to get the crypto market in a mess. We saw that Promethium was a plant by Gary Gensler and the SEC. And I think Elizabeth Warren certainly helped with that. Elizabeth Warren also contributed to the bank runs that were happening early in 2023. It started with banks that were pro -crypto, of course, and then that domino effect happened where you had a whole bunch of different banks started collapsing. So I don't trust Elizabeth Warren. I don't think ultimately she's going to win anything here against crypto. The most she may do is slow us down. But crypto is going to outlast her and corrupt scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. But we do have to make sure that we keep fighting and we spread the facts. This is why I always tell you guys, contact your representatives, use Twitter and social media to your advantage, make content and much more. We can drown out all of her tweets and all of her things about crypto. And we see the narratives around Gary Gensler collapsing, his false narratives, and he's getting exposed in court. So the more Gary Gensler takes defeat, the more Elizabeth Warren's going to lose wind in her sails to back Gary Gensler and to say, oh, you see all these crypto things are all scams when the courts are disagreeing with Gary Gensler and the SEC. But we've got to be vigilant. We've got to watch out here. She's certainly not giving up. She's up to something. But we're ultimately going to win the war, folks, and crypto is going to outlast both her and Gary Gensler. Now speaking of Gary Gensler, some of you may have seen this video and it's hard to convey this on the podcast, those of you listening on Spotify and Apple and Google. But Gary was interviewed by Brooke Masters, who is a journalist at the Financial Times. And Gary was stating his false narratives and lies, right? He was saying, crypto, these guys don't abide by the law, there's hucksters, there's scammers, the same old bullshit, talking points. But surprisingly, the journalist, the interviewer responds saying, they seem to be finding some sympathetic judges, referring to the SEC's recent court losses to Ripple and Grayscale. Then she said, so you got to watch out there. And if you saw Gary Gensler's face, I mean, those of you watching the YouTube video, just look at his face. This is going to become a meme. He just, he didn't say anything in response to her. It was like this awkward silence and his face just tells it all like, he was not expecting that. And I'm sure it cut him deep. But even, you know, journalists and mainstream media are recognizing this guy is blowing out hot air. Like you can say all those things, but the reality of the situation is you just took a big loss with Grayscale and the judges are ripping you apart. And you took a big loss in the Ripple lawsuit, and it looks like the SEC is going to take a loss in the Coinbase lawsuit. So once again, the optics and narratives are falling apart, and this is what I've been telling you guys. A big part of politics is optics. And he can shout on the top of the hill that, oh yeah, there's all hucksters, scammers, and it's all securities, but the courts are disagreeing and that's where we're going to win. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. Uphold is a great platform that I've been using since 2017. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. Another cool feature is you can trade precious metals on this platform, as well as 37 Fiat currencies. You can easily swap between those respective asset classes, Fiat, precious metals and crypto. So it's pretty incredible. No other exchange offers this type of functionality. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. All right, folks, we also got news here that John Deaton, yes, our friend John Deaton, who has been fighting on behalf of the 75 ,000 XRP holders, well in the library appeal, remember library is now appealing the ruling, given that there's updated case law with Ripple, John Deaton has filed his notice of appearance on behalf of Amicus Curae Naomi Brockwell. So if you remember Naomi Brockwell, she served as Amicus Curae, where she was stating that how she was using the library platform to earn LBC tokens and much more. I was also, you know, using the platform the same way. We know the SEC unfairly attacked the library here, but it's all, you know, the bullshit from Gary Gensler just attacking the market, not providing any guidance, not trying to work with the market. And even, you know, commissioners at the SEC, such as Hester Peirce and Mark Ueda have been dissenting on all these actions. So it's pretty clear what's happening. Now yesterday, we talked about the SEC attacking Stoner Cats NFTs, which was founded by Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. And we know it's just unfair, right? We talked about it. It's like, well, you can't release artwork anymore. What about baseball cards and sports cards, right? Are those all securities now? It's just ridiculous. Well, Stuart Eldoradi, chief legal officer at Ripple, he weighed in on the SEC's decision saying, I don't know all the facts here, but I do know that a settlement to avoid a crushing SEC process without admitting or denying anything is binding on no one. A cynic would call it a PR stunt. What matters is that when seriously challenged in court, the SEC continues to lose. He's absolutely right. But folks, as we've been talking about for years now, the ultimate goal here is Gary Gensler has been weaponized. He's a puppet on strings so that he can come in and kill these crypto startups so that his big Wall Street buddies and banking cartel buddies can come in and take over. Here's another prime example, Deutsche Bank to hold crypto for institutional clients. Well, look at that, folks. Gary says there's only hucksters, scammers, and fraudsters in this market. Does that include Deutsche Bank? Does that include BNY Mellon, Fidelity, BlackRock, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, right? All of them are getting involved in crypto in one way or the other. So let me give you the details here, folks. Deutsche Bank has partnered with Swiss crypto firm Taurus to provide custody services for institutional clients, cryptocurrencies, and tokenized assets. Taurus said in a statement on Thursday, the partnership means Deutsche Bank will for the number cryptocurrencies of for its clients, as well as tokenized versions of traditional financial assets, a Deutsche Bank spokesperson said, folks, see what's happening. Always watch what they do, not what they say, right? If you were only listening to the talking points of Elizabeth Warren and Gary Gensler, you may be scared, right? Let's say you're not well -researched, not well -versed. You don't listen to the Thinking Crypto podcast, right? And you're not paying attention and you're passively looking at this. You may catch some headlines from Gary Gensler and Elizabeth Warren and you're like, oh my gosh, man, it sounds like there's a lot of scams going on in this crypto market. I better not get involved. But we know, folks, watch what they do, not what they say. As Gary and Elizabeth Warren are saying that, in parallel, BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, all the big institutions are getting involved, right? The facts are right in front of our face. You've just got to look at the entire market holistically and pay attention to what's happening and who are making moves, who's investing, who's raising capital, and much more. So, crypto trading is not the bank's immediate plans, this spokesperson said. Deutsche Bank said it aimed to offer crypto trading in a World Economic Forum paperback in 2020. But, folks, let me give you a prediction here, which I think would be 100 % accurate, right? Just in a matter of maybe three to four years. They will all offer crypto trading. This is going to be, what is it, the 12th sector? If I'm not mistaken, I'm getting all my sectors together, right? Of the S &P. Crypto will be trading on stock markets. ETFs will be the thing. It's coming. We've seen the maturation and the growth and the adoption.
A highlight from opBNB Goes Live On Mainnet
"Welcome to your Ethereum news roundup. Here's your latest for Wednesday September 13th, 2023. Developers introduce an EIP for a new BLOB base fee opcode, DAP Radar releases a zk -sync ecosystem portal, the SEC sues the Stoner Cats NFT project, and the Lazarus Group siphons over 54 million dollars from CoinX. All this and more starts right now. KCG ceremony coordinator Carl Beek introduced EIP 7516, a proposal for the addition of a new Ethereum opcode called BLOB base fee. The opcode is similar to the existing base fee opcode and can be used to retrieve the BLOB base fee value of the current block. The opcode would allow smart contracts to access the BLOB base fee, which can be used to calculate BLOB data usage costs and facilitate the implementation of BLOB gas futures for smoothing out BLOB data costs. The proposal is currently open for feedback on the Ethereum Magicians Forum. zk -sync released a new ecosystem portal managed by DAP Radar. The portal ranks DAPs by key metrics including volume, total value locked, and unique active wallets. It also sorts DAPs by categories including DeFi, NFTs, games, bridges, and DAOs. SyncSwap, MEW, and Maverick Protocol are currently the top 3 DAPs on the network by total value locked. DAP Radar is the first external ecosystem portal for zk -sync. Developers can now apply to feature their zk -sync DAPs on DAP Radar for increased visibility. zk -sync era is an EVM compatible zk rollup. The rollup is currently the third largest layer 2 network with over $400 million in total value locked. The U .S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against the Stoner Cats NFT project for selling unregistered securities in the form of NFTs. The project had raised $8 million from its 10K NFT collection which sold out within 35 minutes. The SEC cited the project's marketing campaign which included holder benefits and promotion from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. The Stoner Cats NFT project settled the charges with the SEC by paying a $1 million penalty and agreeing to a cease and desist order, which included the burning of all NFTs in its possession. SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce later issued a statement arguing that applying the Howey test to NFTs lacks clear boundaries and could stifle creativity among artists and creators. According to security researcher Taylor Vanno, the North Korean state -sponsored hacking group known as the Lazarus Group has siphoned over $270 million worth of assets in the last 102 days. Yesterday, the hacking group exploited $54 million from the CoinX exchange. Earlier this month, the group exploited Stake .com for $41 million. Vanno noted that while the stolen funds can be publicly traced to Lazarus Group, only a fraction gets confiscated through the freezing of assets. And lastly, OPBNB, a Layer 2 network built on the OP stack, is now live on Mainnet. An OPBNB network testnet was first released in June. Over 435 ,000 unique addresses have since interacted with OPBNB on testnet, processing over 35 million transactions. The network features a one -second block time and ultra -low gas fees. Users can now add the OPBNB Mainnet RPC to their wallet using Chain ID 204 and Bridge to the network using ZKBridge. This has been a roundup of today's top news stories in Ethereum. You can support this podcast by subscribing and following us on Twitter at ethdaily. Also subscribe to our newsletter at ethdaily .io. Thanks for listening, we'll see you tomorrow. Thanks for watching. See you soon.
A highlight from opBNB Goes Live On Mainnet
"Welcome to your Ethereum news roundup. Here's your latest for Wednesday September 13th, 2023. Developers introduce an EIP for a new BLOB base fee opcode, DAP Radar releases a zk -sync ecosystem portal, the SEC sues the Stoner Cats NFT project, and the Lazarus Group siphons over 54 million dollars from CoinX. All this and more starts right now. KCG ceremony coordinator Carl Beek introduced EIP 7516, a proposal for the addition of a new Ethereum opcode called BLOB base fee. The opcode is similar to the existing base fee opcode and can be used to retrieve the BLOB base fee value of the current block. The opcode would allow smart contracts to access the BLOB base fee, which can be used to calculate BLOB data usage costs and facilitate the implementation of BLOB gas futures for smoothing out BLOB data costs. The proposal is currently open for feedback on the Ethereum Magicians Forum. zk -sync released a new ecosystem portal managed by DAP Radar. The portal ranks DAPs by key metrics including volume, total value locked, and unique active wallets. It also sorts DAPs by categories including DeFi, NFTs, games, bridges, and DAOs. SyncSwap, MEW, and Maverick Protocol are currently the top 3 DAPs on the network by total value locked. DAP Radar is the first external ecosystem portal for zk -sync. Developers can now apply to feature their zk -sync DAPs on DAP Radar for increased visibility. zk -sync era is an EVM compatible zk rollup. The rollup is currently the third largest layer 2 network with over $400 million in total value locked. The U .S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against the Stoner Cats NFT project for selling unregistered securities in the form of NFTs. The project had raised $8 million from its 10K NFT collection which sold out within 35 minutes. The SEC cited the project's marketing campaign which included holder benefits and promotion from celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. The Stoner Cats NFT project settled the charges with the SEC by paying a $1 million penalty and agreeing to a cease and desist order, which included the burning of all NFTs in its possession. SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce later issued a statement arguing that applying the Howey test to NFTs lacks clear boundaries and could stifle creativity among artists and creators. According to security researcher Taylor Vanno, the North Korean state -sponsored hacking group known as the Lazarus Group has siphoned over $270 million worth of assets in the last 102 days. Yesterday, the hacking group exploited $54 million from the CoinX exchange. Earlier this month, the group exploited Stake .com for $41 million. Vanno noted that while the stolen funds can be publicly traced to Lazarus Group, only a fraction gets confiscated through the freezing of assets. And lastly, OPBNB, a Layer 2 network built on the OP stack, is now live on Mainnet. An OPBNB network testnet was first released in June. Over 435 ,000 unique addresses have since interacted with OPBNB on testnet, processing over 35 million transactions. The network features a one -second block time and ultra -low gas fees. Users can now add the OPBNB Mainnet RPC to their wallet using Chain ID 204 and Bridge to the network using ZKBridge. This has been a roundup of today's top news stories in Ethereum. You can support this podcast by subscribing and following us on Twitter at ethdaily. Also subscribe to our newsletter at ethdaily .io. Thanks for listening, we'll see you tomorrow.
A highlight from GARY GENSLER CALLS ALL CRYPTO SECURITIES AHEAD OF CONGRESS HEARING & SEC RIPPLE XRP APPEAL
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I want to start with news around scumbag regulator Gary Gensler. Tomorrow, SEC Chair Gary Gensler will be testifying before the U .S. Senate Banking Committee. And there will be two hearings this month that he's going to be appearing at. And tomorrow is the first. At the end of the month, he'll be testifying before the House Financial Services Committee. I think that's the one that's going to have the most fireworks the last time. It certainly did. Gary got a lot of grilling from Patrick McHenry and a whole bunch of other folks. So I can't wait for that one. So we'll see if he gets any pushback tomorrow. But ahead of his testimony tomorrow, he released a letter. And of course, he's reiterating the same old bullshit about how all crypto tokens are securities. And here's one of his quotes. Given this industry's wide ranging noncompliance with the securities laws, it's not surprising that we've seen many problems in these markets. Now here's what Taylor Barr of the Digital Chamber of Commerce had to say regarding those statements from Gary. Without clear rules of the road and notable regulatory gaps, it's not noncompliance. It's navigating uncharted waters. Yeah, I think we've seen this time and time again. Gary continues these false narratives. We know the market does not have clarity. We're seeing the judges and the courts. The judges are also like, what is the SEC calling a security? You can't even say which ones are security and which ones are not right. They're just the SEC is just throwing anything at the wall right now. And Gary continues lying. This is why we have to keep fighting folks. And we have to tweet. We have to use social media to our advantage. We have to make content. We have to contact our representatives. Now, Mike Selig, who is a crypto and a fin regulation lawyer at Wilkie Farr. He tweeted out some items regarding Gensler's letter. Chair Gensler says the vast majority of crypto tokens meet the investment contract tests. Now, former chair Clayton said every ICO is I've seen is a security. This is similar rhetoric, but different meaning. Unlike Clayton, Gensler says tokens themselves are securities. Judge Torres disagreed. So we know the Ripple ruling was certainly important for case law, highlighting Gary's lies and his false narratives. And even goes back to the Howie case where I've interviewed Hester Peirce, SEC commissioner, where she said she's trying to tell the folks there not to focus on the asset, but rather how it's packaged. So in the case of Howie, it wasn't the oranges, right? It wasn't the trees and the orange groves and all of that. It was rather his investment scheme, because if it was the fruit and the trees, that means every orange tree today is a security. All the oranges in the supermarket and that you have at your house is a security, which is nonsense, obviously, right? Because these tokens, folks, they exist on decentralized blockchains and they are distributed globally. They're outside the United States as well. Right. And you can't get the same rights as stocks. If you hold a token, you don't have voting rights in the sense of having equity and shares of the company and things like that. So it's not a security, but rather how it's packaged. That's the key. That's the differentiator. But Gary Gensler continues his lies. So we got to fight. Let's see how this hearing goes tomorrow. And if he gets pushed any type of pushback, I'm hearing a lot of Democrats and as well as Republicans, of course, are not happy with Gary with how he's doing things with the crypto market. Obviously, him taking a big loss with Grayscale and Ripple is significant. And I hope Coinbase mops the floor with this clown Gensler. And then I hope he gets he gets forced to resign. Now, the SEC is, of course, trying to file an appeal with the Ripple ruling. And here, attorney Frederick Foley shared some thoughts about that. He said, XRP community, SEC made decent arguments and Ripple countered them. Well, certifying the appeal is a discretionary standard. Judge Torres can do whatever she wants if she determines the three statutory conditions are met and there is enough wiggle room for her to certify, he says. But as I predicted earlier, I still say the likely outcome is she does not certified mainly because of the prejudice to the humans involved. Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larson, without the claims against them, I would have to say 100 percent chance she certifies. Lastly, this case has a political element. So if that is a factor for Judge Torres, I don't think it is, but it's not without reason to think the opposite. She can avoid that issue by certifying and putting the onus on the second circuit as the court can simply deny the request. So we'll see. I don't think the SEC has any chance here. You know, once again, they can go ahead and file the appeal. Nothing wrong with that. But will they actually get it through and get something done? I don't think so. I think Gary Gensler has lost the narrative. Optics look very bad for him. And I can't wait to see what the ruling will be with the Coinbase situation. And I think another loss will be really bad for Gary Gensler. Now, a quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been using Uphold since 2018, so I can certainly vouch for this platform. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus crypto currencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and equities on this platform, as well as 37 national currencies. You can swap between different currencies with precious metals and crypto currencies. It's pretty unique. So if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. All right, folks. Now, with Ripple acquiring Fortress, which is the custodian, and this was a big move by Ripple, of course. Well, some details are coming out that Swan Bitcoin's custodian was Fortress and that Fortress was hacked, apparently. And some customer funds were lost and Ripple in their acquisition had to step in to cover the customer losses. This is wild. Now, you may say, who cares? Well, Swan Bitcoin is run by a bunch of Bitcoin maxis. Max Kaiser supports it. The other guy, Corey, I forgot his last name, but these guys are toxic. I mean, they're going around calling everything a shitcoin. They're attacking other coins. They're always, you know, just doing nonsense. It's like their M .O., right? That's the persona they've taken over. But a lot of people recognize it. They're just just toxic, man. Just disgusting people. And lo and behold, the irony, folks, that Ripple came and bailed them out. Right. And apparently this was confirmed because Mike Belshi, who was who is the CEO of BitGo, who I've had on the podcast many times, he confirmed some of this and that the folks at Fortress Trust have not been clear about the lost funds and things that have been happening. And it's spilling over to BitGo because BitGo's clients are calling and saying, hey, what's going on here? Right. What's with the breach and all that jazz? So it's a mess right now. So it's pretty incredible that these Bitcoin maxis got bailed out by Ripple.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-08-2023 23:00
"Interactive Brokers charges USD margin loan rates from 5 .83 % to 6 .83%. Rated the lowest margin fees by stockbrokers .com. Rates subject to change. Learn more at ibkr .com slash compare. It just becomes unwieldy and unmanageable to have them tried in a single criminal trial. Thanks so much Jimmy. That's Professor Jimmy Garule of Notre Dame Law School. I'm June Grosso and this is Bloomberg. A new poll shows most voters believe President Biden was involved in his son's business dealings while serving as vice president. The CNN poll found 61 % of voters say the president had some involvement in Hunter Biden's business in Ukraine and China. Among that group, 42 % said he acted illegally. The Defense Department is calling on Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville to stop blocking military confirmations in the Senate. Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh says more than 300 confirmations have been delayed so far. For the first time in history, three of our military branches, the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, have no Senate confirmed service chief. Officials said the hold is impacting military readiness and national security. Tuberville is blocking the confirmations in protest of the Pentagon's policy to reimburse service members who travel out of state for abortions. Suspected Chinese operatives are using AI -generated images to pose as American voters online and spread disinformation. More from Lisa Taylor. That's according to Microsoft analysts. The company says it's an attempt to bring up discussion on controversial political issues ahead of the 2024 U .S. election. Microsoft says operatives posted images using AI -generated images.
A highlight from Ep. 116 - Talking About The Music Of 1977
"Well, here we are. Episode 116. On the march to 200 and beyond. And on this episode, I have the Wrecking Two with me, Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. And we're going to be talking about the year 1977, and music, and some movies, some news flashbacks maybe. Interesting, yeah. I say it was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. So sit back, relax, get yourself some Acapulco Gold or some Panama Red, break open a bottle of Rianini Limbrusco, sit back, relax, and enjoy 1977 all over again. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. I got a little FaceTime from young Amanda this afternoon. So I'm sitting there just kind of chilling. Oh, my little girl's calling me. She calls me. And hi. I'm like, what's up, little girl? She just kind of looks and says, can I see the cats? Oh, yeah, that's my life. She don't miss me. Misses the cats. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. And welcome to the podcast. Do you know the name of it? So I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter. It's Twitter, formerly known as Twitter X, whatever, a lot of them all over the place. It's going to be a good show tonight. It's going to be a good show. In the intro, I mentioned Acapulco Gold. And speaking of Acapulco Gold, it's Luke Aleccio from the Music Relish show. No stems, no seeds that you don't need. Acapulco Gold is... There you go, buddy. That's a blast. That's sweet. Let me give you some of that, buddy. Thank you. Yeah. A little teaching charm for you. Enough of that. And speaking of Panama Red, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish. Chardonnay Gold. Instead of Acapulco Gold, he's got the Chardonnay Gold. Yeah. As usual. What's up, gentlemen? How you doing, gentlemen? Good. How are you? Doing all right. Doing all right. Yeah. Hey, you know who I don't miss? Who? I really don't miss Jimmy Buffett. Let's start off the show on a... He's a cynic. I don't miss him. I don't miss him. I'm not going to miss Jimmy Buffett. I really jumped on that bandwagon. Never really got it. Me neither. To me, it's not a bandwagon thing. It's something where I knew there's two or three songs and more steel drums, really more steel drums. But things I've heard, you know, scanning through Margaritaville radio, there was some pretty good stuff. You know, like nothing going to change your world, but you know... It's not my type of music. No, I'm not a parrothead. And I think his concerts were his big, like the Grateful Dead, you know? The concert is what it is. The experience. Yeah. Right? The Jimmy Buffett experience. I guess so. Yeah. It was his motif, you know, escapism kind of, you know. But he did spawn that horrible genre of golf and western music. Yeah. Yeah. I'd rather sit in the parking lot with a cooler of beers and a hibachi and listen to the pretenders. Yeah. Did Jimmy ever tour with the dead? Is there really a fuck up with the dead? That would have been a huge crowd, though. Boy, that's the mellowest concert ever. Dead parrotheads. Dead parrotheads. I think he's more of that mellow west coast. I think I could see him touring with the Eagles or James Taylor, I think, more now. He's some Key West buddy. Don't put him on the left coast. No, no, no. He's a Key West man. He was his own entity. Actually, he moved from the Key West. He didn't live there for a long time. Right. But his studio was there. His studio was right next to his bar, right like connected to his studio. Yeah. So that's where he would go. I remember when I worked U .S. Customs behind the scenes at Miami International, he had his own private jet. It would come up from, I guess, the Keys, but he didn't travel in just anything. It would be like, because if you have your own jet, you have a parking spot. You would have a bus. You would have a bus, like a tour bus would take him from Key West. It is from Miami. It's about a two hour drive. So you're going to do it in luxury, but everything's good with you guys. Hot. Yeah. Too damn hot up here in New York. It's hot as Bono's whatever was balls in the back of my neck. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like this. I want winter. Did Lou freeze up? Oh, no. There we go again. The pressure's on me. I got to be Lou. You've got to be Lou. Let me get this brain. I've got to be Lou. I've got to be Lou. Then there he goes. He's off the screen. Ten minutes. Let's set the timer. Set the timer. Will he break ten minutes? Will he come back on under ten minutes? Let's see. I'm starting it. See? I got the timer going there. All right. All right. Well, we're talking about 1977. I was old, but eight years old. So, I was, let me see, probably 12 going on 13, I think, right? I'm 59 now, so you're what, 56? 53. 53? Yeah. And you were eight? Yeah. I was born in 1969. So, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12. Yeah. That was right. 13. Well, 12, 13. Yeah. Yeah. I think I was beginning. I was a freshman. I was a freshman. Although, where I grew up, the freshman didn't go to the high school. That was only 10, 11, and 12. Ninth grade was at its own building. Oh. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Yeah. But, yeah, 1977, interesting year. Yeah. A lot happened. Yeah. As I said in the intro, I think 1977 was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. Things were really starting to change. I think disco still had a little bit of a hold, but I think that was the tail end of disco, and it was the beginning of punk, and so there was a transition. That's where, I think, right there is where it started. So, let's get right into 77, as I usually do. I'm starting to like this little format. Yeah. Year by year. And it makes a long podcast, but hey, listen, we're in it for the ride with whoever's listening. We're in it for the ride. January 1st, 1977, The Clash headlined the opening night of London's only punk rock club. You know the name of that club? No. The Roxy. Another Roxy. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So, let's start right off with stories. So, I get off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. So, 10 years later, right? 10 years later, 87, I get off the plane. My buddy's there, meets me. It lands right on the base. They called it the freedom bird because the turnaround flight was taking people home, right? I get, you know, they bring me back to temporary quarters. I get changed. My buddy's like, let's go. And we go off base. And it is absolutely insane. Like, you can't even imagine the sounds and sights and the energy. And yeah, I can always say, like, if you saw Deer Hunter when Robert De Niro goes back to Saigon, you know, and it's like just that motor, little motorcycles driving by and it's a dirt road. The main street is a dirt road. And this was your first time in the Philippines? In the Philippines. Yeah. It's stationed there. And my buddy says to me, he says, all right, listen, when you go into these bars, you got to act like you've done it before. Oh, come on. I grew up in Boston. I run the streets. I was in the subways. Of course I can. I walk in the first bar I walk into, The Roxy. It's called The Roxy, right? And I just, first thing you see is a bar, a U -shaped bar, right? Big U -shaped bar. The music is just cranking. I think it was like Motley Crue or something just cranking. And right in the middle of that, running right down the center of that Horseshoe bar was a stage and there had to be 15 girls up there just dancing. Like go -go girls type thing. Uh -huh. In bikinis. I was like, what the fuck? Oh, shit. And then I order a beer and the bartender is this Filipino girl. She looks, she says, first thing she says to me, you cherry boy. Cherry boy. Meaning I'm new. And I said, I looked at my buddy. I said, how does she know? He says, it's in your eyes. You're just staring around. They see it in your eyes. Yeah. They know that look. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Monitor Show 15:00 09-05-2023 15:00
"With the patrol team nearly out of ammo, Taylor decided to pull the team out using his two -man Cobra helicopter, had never been accomplished. By having them hold on to the helicopter's rocket pads and skids, he carried them to safety without injury. Think about Captain Taylor today. When they tell you nothing good happened in Washington, I'll meet you back here tomorrow on Sound On. I'm Joe Matthew. This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Business Week. Insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine, plus global business, finance, and tech news as it happens. Bloomberg Business Week with Caro Masur and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg Radio. Hello, hello. Good afternoon, everyone. I'm live from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio. We're streaming on YouTube. We're also on Bloomberg Originals. It's Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. I'm Tim Stenebeck, along with my co -host Bloomberg News Deputy Team Leader of U .S. Equity's Jess Menton. Carole Masur is on a vacation. Jess, good to have you with us this afternoon. It's always a blast being here. I have to say, though, for this Tuesday, it still feels like a summer Friday. Even though people are acting like summer's over. I was going to say it feels like a Monday. Right? It definitely does. Yeah, this feels like a total Monday. Well, goodbye, summer. You know, I got a text message from some friends this morning, like on this group chat, and they were like, well, there it is. Goodbye, summer. That's it. And I said, you know, it's 100 degrees out. It's not. Right. And technically, isn't it until a couple more weeks till officially solstice, all that good stuff. So I'm living as if it's still summer. I completely agree with you. We have a mixed bag for a U .S. Equity stay. The Dow, the S &P are lower than the NASDAQ.
A highlight from SEC Punts ETF Applications Till October
"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 Friday, September 1st, and today we are catching up on crypto, on macro, on all the things. 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. Well, friends, the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall is here. We are kicking off the best season of the year with tons of catch up across both macro and crypto. And we're going to start with a follow up on what is obviously the biggest story and theme of the week, which is Grayscale's defeat of the SEC in their lawsuit and the implications for Spot Bitcoin ETF approval. Now, somehow, apparently some people thought that just because they lost in court, the SEC was likely to turn right around and approve an ETF. That of course was not the case, and the SEC have in fact deferred their decisions on approving Spot Bitcoin ETFs until at least October. On Thursday, the agency filed to defer decision making across all seven ETF applications that were filed in June, including applications from BlackRock, VanEck, and Bitwise. Now, even though they didn't make the decision now, that Tuesday publication of the court order delivering victory to Grayscale was widely viewed as moving the needle on the likelihood of an ETF approval. In the wake of the decision, Bloomberg analysts had bumped up their odds of an ETF approval by the end of this year to 75%. Still, they cautioned that their expectation was, of course, that the SEC would defer decision making this week. Markets reacted pretty dramatically to the Grayscale order on Tuesday, with Bitcoin pumping more than 7 .5 % on the news. That move has now been completely retraced on the delays, with Bitcoin back trading at around 26 ,000. One small subpart of this story that some have been interested in is that the dumping began around 11 .40am on the East Coast, but the SEC's first decision wasn't released until 3 .20 in the afternoon. Coincidental, or did someone have advance information? That seems like a great thing to speculate about on Twitter. The next decision point for the SEC will be on the week of October 16th, when all seven ETFs have another chance to be approved or delayed. Remember that the SEC is able to delay each application up to three times before making a final decision. If the SEC drags this out to its conclusion, they will have a total of 240 days to make their call, bringing us to mid -March next year for this cohort of ETF applications. Now, in practical terms, we're likely to have a better idea about how this will all play out by January 10th. That's the final date for the SEC to either approve or deny the ARK and 21 shares application, which was filed two months earlier than the others. The pattern is certainly for the SEC to delay. During the Grayscale application to convert GBTC into an ETF, the SEC took each opportunity it had to delay their decision making. Still, analysts appear convinced that the Grayscale decision leaves little wiggle room for the SEC to deny the current crop of ETFs. Three appellate judges found that the SEC had indeed acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in denying Grayscale. They pointed out the hypocrisy of approving futures -based ETFs while denying spot -based claiming that the two markets had a 99 .9 % correlation. The judges further said that the existing surveillance sharing agreements with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which operates the Bitcoin futures market, quote, are identical and should have the same likelihood of detecting fraudulent or manipulative conduct in the market for Bitcoin and Bitcoin futures. And so now, although the SEC has been ordered to reconsider Grayscale's application, the timeline for that happening is still extremely unclear. Indeed, in an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshine said he didn't even know exactly how this process would work. Grayscale isn't even clear on whether it needs to submit a new application. Now after this ruling, the SEC has the next 45 days to appeal the order. And after that time, the court can provide more detail on how Grayscale's application should be dealt with. When it comes to markets, they are showing an increased conviction that GBTC will successfully convert into an ETF. On Tuesday, the GBTC discount closed to 17%, which is the slimmest margin since late 2021. Since then, the gap has widened by a few percentage points, but it's still a long way from the deepest discount of over 48%, which occurred in December of last year. Moving on to catch up on the latest FUD from Binance, yet another senior executive has resigned. Leon Fung, Binance's Asia -Pacific head, has parted ways with the exchange. Fung's resignation was initially leaked to Bloomberg before being publicly disclosed, and a Binance spokesperson declined to elaborate on his departure other than confirming the resignation. Fung had been responsible for Binance's recent push to expand into Asian markets, including Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. But since he maintains no active social media presence, it's unclear when he joined and left the exchange. Now, one thing we haven't mentioned recently as we've talked about Binance's various issues is that they have actually seen a fairly significant decline in market share over the past six months. In February, Binance enjoyed 63 % market share and spot crypto trading volume, but by August that number had slipped to 45%, with the shift mainly being captured by Huobi and Poloniex. Over in the world of BUSD, its days are numbered, with Binance winding down the white -label stablecoin. In a statement released on Thursday, Binance confirmed that support for the token would end in February of next year. BUSD was of course kneecapped by New York regulators at the beginning of this year, when Paxos was ordered to cease and desist, minting the stablecoin. Until now, Binance had not officially commented on the future of BUSD, which was still available on the centralized exchange and Binance Smart Chain. The decision to end support for BUSD in February is in line with Paxos' commitment to end redemptions at that time. In a statement, Binance encouraged users to convert their BUSD into other stablecoins ahead of the sunset date. The exchange promoted conversion to FDUSD at no cost and at a one -to -one peg. FDUSD is a new stablecoin issued by Hong Kong -based trust company First Digital that was launched in June and is featured in other Binance promotions since then. Staying on the theme of markets, Bitfinex launched a perpetual futures contract for Binance's BNB token on Thursday as well. And over the first day of trading, BNB fell by more than 4%. Investor Travis Kling tweeted, BNB has been trading for nearly six years and Paolo and the gang at Bitfinex waited until today to launch a perp on it. Cryptoskeptic CryptoHippo says, Tether is getting ready to obliterate CZ, an unbacked infinite money printing machine versus the biggest wash trading volume crypto exchange in the world. I'm going to put my money on Tether winning this fight. Expect sudden price drops on the Bitfinex BNB perp. Now the biggest mystery of this week was a sealed filing that showed up on the court docket of the SEC's lawsuit against Binance late on Monday night. We have, it should be clear, no information about the contents of the filing. Speculation on Tuesday covered a wide range of theories. Some thought the filing could simply be related to a dull procedural issue regarding discovery. Others thought the filing might involve sensitive material gathered by a criminal investigation conducted by the DOJ. Andrew at AP Abacus says, Update, sources state that the sealed Binance motions this week are riddled with heavy, heavy claims. One source said, Given the natures of the issues here, surprised that we, the SEC, are taking this on, should be in the hands of the DOJ at this point. Andrew adds that he was instructed to go back and look at Bizlato claims and indictments and then add scale. Bizlato was, of course, a tiny unknown exchange that engaged in money laundering for Russia dark web markets. Some evidence revealed ties between Bizlato and Binance. When the indictment was unsealed, the DOJ treated Bizlato as their crowning achievement with a flashy preannounced press conference. This caused, of course, widespread confusion within the crypto community, who basically, without exception, had never heard of the obscure exchange. Now, also on Thursday, the old lawsuit between the New York Department of Financial Services and Tether and Bitfinex also saw some action. This is the case which was brought by the regulator in April 2019, with allegations that Bitfinex had manipulated Bitcoin markets and Tether's reserves were lacking. The matter was settled in February 2021, with Tether agreeing to publish quarterly reserve attestations over the following two years. The court retained jurisdiction in case the matter needed to be reopened at a later date. This week, the regulator filed a heavily redacted motion with sealed evidence attached. Because the filing is secret, we only have a vague idea of what it relates to. Unredacted parts of the motion appear to relate to accounting irregularities and deficiencies, as well as a lack of clarity around loans between the two firms. The regulator has requested that Bitfinex prepare an unknown witness for testimony. Knapp -Jenner tweets, Now, of course, Sam's involvement as a potential witness against Tether, against Binance, are likely going to be part of the rumors surrounding all of these issues, right up until the moment it's either proven true or proven not true. Still, with that, let's shift over for a moment to the macro side of the house. Tuesday's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed cracks beginning to open up in what has been a surprisingly robust labor market. Nick Timaros, the chief economics correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, wrote, This is a JOLTS report the Fed will be pleased to see. Basically, this July, JOLTS report indicated that job openings across the US had decreased to 8 .8 million from 9 .17 million in June. This marks the sixth month of declines in open positions over the past seven months and the lowest level since March of 2021. Compounding the story of a softening labor market, June's job openings number was massively revised. When first reported, the data showed almost 9 .6 million open rolls across the labor market. That means the Fed is now looking at data that shows around 800 ,000 fewer job openings than the data available last month. Importantly, job openings has been frequently referenced as Fed Chair Jerome Powell's favorite metric for gauging the tightness of the labor market. The collapse in job openings over this year and accelerating into the summer should give the Fed some confidence that their policies are beginning to bring supply and demand for workers back into alignment. There are now just 1 .5 job openings for every unemployed worker. That ratio peaked above two during May of last year. This means that by this metric, the labor market is now at its weakest point in almost two years. Now this morning, we also got the non -farm payrolls report for August, and Bloomberg summed it up with an article titled US Jobs Report Signals Smooth Downshift in Labor Market. TLDR, employers in August added 187 ,000 jobs, slightly higher than the 170 ,000 anticipated. In addition to that, hundreds of thousands more joined the labor force, with a growing number unable to find work right away. As Bloomberg puts it, quote, combined with wage growth running at the slowest pace since early last year, the data illustrate why Americans are a little less upbeat about the job market. While hiring and incomes are still firm enough to bolster consumer spending, job openings have retreated and layoffs are picking up. This Bloomberg says gives the Fed room to pause interest rates later this month while keeping their options open for another rate hike before the end of the year. And that's basically what traders are anticipating, at least when it comes to September. Over in GDP land, US GDP for Q2 was revised on Wednesday down to a fairly middling 2 .1%. The second GDP estimate report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis trimmed the forecast down from 2 .4 % in the advanced estimate. Both household spending and gross domestic income rose for the quarter, with GDI reversing a negative trend over the previous two quarters. This metric typically tracks GDP closely, but a pretty significant gap has opened up over the past three quarters. Now, while the GDP number isn't stellar, it's also far from the recessionary conditions that were forecast for this year in late 2022. An almost consensus opinion among economics had the US hurtling towards a recession in the latter half of this year. So far, there are few signs that a recession will actually materialize. One of the most telling data points that indicates the US may be on track to avoid a recession has been the Atlanta Fed's GDP Now forecast. The estimate has Q3 GDP coming in at a blisteringly hot 5 .6 % currently, which is far above the blue chip consensus forecast, which was last reported at 1 .7 % in early August. Now, pretty interestingly, some economists believe that blockbuster entertainment consumption has provided a significant boost to Q3 GDP. Bloomberg economists wrote in a note this week that the combination of tours from Taylor Swift and Beyonce, as well as the dual hit movies Barbie and Oppenheimer, are believed to have added 8 .5 billion to GDP this quarter. Still, the note recognized that the economic strength driven by these cultural phenomenon is short -lived. The note said, A large chunk of the strength comes from temporary factors. These factors create a mirage of resilient consumption when in fact it's running out of steam. So, overall, it feels like the data are showing a leveling off across the board. Nothing is great, but nothing is also dramatically bad. The big question is whether this is moderation into a soft landing or something more of an inflection point. From the Fed's perspective, it certainly doesn't suggest anything alarming that would justify another September hike, but also nothing that would knock them out of the pause stance into actually considering cuts. The bigger questions are what happens in Q4, as things like student loans restart, employer retention credit might get repealed, and of course, Taylor Swift leaves the country. Just some of the things to watch as we move into this fall season, but for now, I am going to send you off into Labor Day weekend, full of brightness, optimism, and all the possibility that September brings.
Libby Emmons Exposes Biden's Interference in 2024 Election
"Libby Emmons, welcome to the show, editor -in -chief of The Post Millennial. Thanks Andrew. Thanks for having me on. Of course. So Libby, you and I were texting back and forth earlier this morning about some of the logical, I guess what would you say, the breaks in the logic of the left and their assault on President Trump, trying to get Trump at all costs it seems. They're even willing to risk this boomerang of a live televised trial in Fulton County. They don't seem to care, but their logic is flawed. And you exposed something and I thought it was fantastic. I wanted you to come on and explain it to our audience. What do they have on Trump that they don't also have on Biden? Can you break this down for our audience? Yeah, so this is something that I found remarkably interesting as we came to the indictments and all of this. In 2019, when Trump was impeached by the US House of Representatives, one of the things that he was impeached for in December 2019 was for election interference in the 2020 presidential election. You remember that Biden announced in 2019 in April that he was going to be running for president and then we had, you know, Trump was the president. He was also running for reelection. And in 2019, you had the US House accusing Trump of election interference into an election that had not happened yet. And their reasoning was because he had made a phone call to President Zelensky of Ukraine inquiring as to Biden's involvement in the firing of a prosecutor called Viktor Shokin. So if I can just read from the impeachment. Yeah, so they said that Trump interfered in the 2020 election. Of course, this was months and months prior to the election, saying he did so through a scheme or course of conduct that included soliciting the government of Ukraine to publicly announce investigations that would benefit Trump's reelection, harm the election prospects of a political opponent, namely Joe Biden, and influence the 2020 United States presidential election to his advantage. So the US House determined that Trump interfered in an election that had not happened yet because he asked for an investigation into Biden's activities in Ukraine with the firing of this prosecutor, which has its own entire backstory. However, Joe Biden, his Department of Justice, is currently prosecuting a political opponent of his. So how is that not election interference?
Impeachment Time? With Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
"Further ado, we have the wonderful Marjorie Taylor Greene joining us. Congresswoman, welcome to The Charlie Kirk Show. Hi, thanks so much for having me on today. Yeah, honored to be with you. I love this. So you made a promise at this town hall event. You said, I will not vote to fund the government if Congress doesn't do this. And the following are impeachment inquiry, vote on Joe Biden to fund Biden's weaponization of government, eliminate all COVID vaccines and mandates and no funding for the war in Ukraine. I this this tweet has gotten great traction. This video has gotten great traction. I think there was Republicans and conservatives all across the fruited plain saying yes. Hallelujah. Amen. Do something fight Republicans fight. Tell us what what's behind this? What are your aims and goals? And do you think this can actually gain traction with the rest of the caucus? Well, I certainly hope so. And if if every if anyone remembers Andrew, I told everyone that I was holding my fight into appropriations, because that's where it belongs. Appropriations is where we truly have power in Congress. We have the power of the purse strings, not controlling the Senate. The Democrats control the Senate. The Democrats control the White House. The only place we really have power to make change is how we spend the money. And a lot of people have been wanting me to get engaged in battles throughout this year that I didn't think were worth fighting. But now it's time to to really dig in and enforce changes that need to be made. We only have two weeks in September. We go back in Congress, September 12th, and we have two weeks to pass 11 appropriation bills. We've already passed one. We have to pass 11 before September 30th and September 30th. The government shuts down. Now, that doesn't sound like a big deal to especially most Americans, because pretty much everyone I know is like, who cares if the government shuts down? But it's actually our constitutional duty as members in the House of Representatives. It's our job to fund the government. So that's why it's important to us. Now, here's what happens if we're not able to pass those 11 appropriation bills by September 30th, we're looking at having to vote on a short -term continued resolution. That would fund the government. It would continue funding the government with all the same rules and spending policy and spending amounts that Nancy Pelosi put in line and passed before we took the majority. And so this is a place where I really think it's something we have to stand up to. And I made a promise to my constituents. I made a promise publicly. I will not ever fund money for Ukraine. So I will not vote for that. I will not fund the continuation of the weaponized government.
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"taylor" Discussed on Revision Path
"Like for where I'm at right now, the best advice I was given was not too long ago. I was talking to Eddie Parker, you know, just trying to take advantage of this situation. I'm like, okay, I've got to meet this man. And I was like, okay, we just kind of had a conversation, and I told him where I was at, kind of like where I was talking about earlier, like how I feel like I'm just in this space where I'm trying to figure out what's next. Like, what do I want to keep doing? Or how do I keep moving forward? And what he told me was that what you had to do as a designer is kind of like figure out what your voice is, you spend all this time learning the building blocks, you learn in the technical things, like, oh, how do I use after effects? How do I use InDesign and all this kind of stuff, but sometimes you can get kind of lost in that and not realize that you have a way of expressing yourself. You have a voice and I feel like I do those things, but I don't have my own world that I've built out, like a vision for how people just immediately are like, oh, Jordan made this. This speaks to his sensibilities. I'm very much more so in the kind of like production stage of where I'm at right now. So I think that was something that was really helpful to me. He was talking about how, you know, you kind of have to pick what means the most to you. So is it about paying it forward? And in which case maybe you do a lot more kind of like teaching or instructing or is it about expressing the essence of what we do in that case, you might do a lot more of forums and to talk type things, but it was really helpful just like figuring out what means the most to you and how do you make that known to people. What is your identity as a designer? That's really good advice. Yeah. Next time you talk to Eddie tell him I said, what's up? Okay. Yeah. I should see him so. Okay. Yeah. What is it that keeps you motivated and inspired these days? I think what keeps me the most motivated is just that I just, I know there's so much more coming. There are a myriad of things that have guided me to this point. The music I love, the artwork I love. I'm a constantly making mood boards on arena or Pinterest of things that I think other people are doing in a cool and they push me forward, but I think the things that the thing that keeps me the most hopeful for what's coming in the future is that I know I have a place and I know that I'm in control of it ultimately and I just had to keep going forward and seeing what's next looking for those new opportunities. What more do you want to see from the design community? I feel like you are at this like very unique place as not only just a young designer but also a young designer at a place that has such a storied reputation I would say. What do you want to see more of from the design community? I want to see more black people. I want to see more of more of me more of us. I just want to see more of it. I think that, you know, we're such a creative people, like our influences. So ridiculous and I think that when you think about that and the grand scope, the statistics around how many people of color are how many black people are designing is so disproportionately low when I think about the kind of impact we have on the sway of things in American culture. I think that also something that I want to see more of is based on my background and I guess a little bit of like just like being around my mom all the time is, I want to see more people designing it earlier ages. It kind of stuff like introduced to kids early and earlier. I think with the onset of the Internet and like TikTok and all those kind of things, I think it's becoming a little more standardized at earlier ages and younger and younger kids are getting into it, but I did a talk from my mom's elementary school a few months ago, just kind of like introducing them to what design is. And the amount of feedback I got from not only the kids, but the teachers that didn't know that it was an option. And we're just so blown away about the possibility of what design is and what it can do. I think that just needs to continue happening. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Like what kind of work do you want to be doing? In the next 5 years, I want to be doing more work that speaks to who I am. I wanted to speak to my interests. I wanted to impact the people that I care about the most. I wanted to continue to be as proud of my work as I am right now. I feel like I'm really proud of what I do, but it also isn't a 100% mine. So I think that's where I see myself in 5 years, just like really taking more ownership of my designs and applying them to what means most of me. Well, just to kind of wrap things up here, where can our audience find out more information about you and about your work and everything online? You can find me on Instagram at jiggy Jordan as JI gg, jordie. I have a website. It's a key word, George. KE Y, WOR DJ or RD. Other than that, I mean, I have an arena page. I enjoy that a lot. I've been really getting into that. Do you use arena at all? This was back in like 20 19, 2020. I worked with a designer. This really cool ass dude. They used to work at glitch together. He kind of turned me on to arena at first because he was using it kind of like as a sketchbook of sorts. I've never used it outside of that though. Like what is it like? So to me, it's like the cooler Pinterest. I find a lot of design inspiration on their visually, but I see all kind of people doing different things on here. I've seen entire mood boards that are just full of random ideas. I've seen kind of like tons of people making video references, like motion references, entire mood boards that are just like free typefaces. It's a pretty, I mean, I enjoy it a lot. It's a little kind of like grungy and underground, but that speaks to kind of like the kind of stuff I like. So I'll have to check it out. What's your name on arena? It's just a Jordan Taylor. I think that's the best way to find you out here. That's the other thing. It's a little hard to discover people on this thing, but I'll message you and if anybody else has any trouble with finding me, they can let me know, I guess on Instagram or something. All right, sounds good. Jordan Taylor, I want to thank you so, so much for coming on the show. I really wanted to have like a young Atlanta designer on the show. I know you're not in the land anymore, but I think just your story of quiet perseverance and drive from growing up to going to school and even pursuing these internships. I think that's something that a lot of people out here need to see because I think we see enough of the alternative, which is I went to this fancy art school and now I went to this fancy agency or whatever. I think people see enough of the alternative and don't see the folks out here that are like quietly grinding and I get the sense that you've really been quietly grinding, building your portfolio, improving your skills, and that's gotten to where you are now at pentagram of all places, I can't wait to see what you do in 5 years, man. I'm really going to be keeping an eye out for you. So thank you so much for coming on the show. I appreciate it.
"taylor" Discussed on Revision Path
"Through in depth interviews you'll learn about their work, their goals and what inspires them as creative individuals. Here's your host, Maurice cherry hello everybody and welcome to revision path. Thank you so much for tuning in. I'm your host, Maurice cherry. Now you've heard me talk about the tenth collective, the tenth collective is an initiative that is from revision path and from state of black design and we came together to make this initiative because we both get approached by a lot of companies that are looking for black designers. You know, I mentioned this. I think maybe an episode or two ago, but this sort of time period right now in September, they call it the September surge because the fiscal years for a lot of companies began. And so companies start looking at hiring as they begin their fiscal year, also to try to prep for the holidays and such like that. So if you're looking for work, the tenth collective is a great resource for you. Like I said, we want to do this so we can pair black designers with companies that are looking to hire black designers. It's free to join the tenth collective. There's just a short profile that you have to fill out and you're all set. You'll only get contacted by companies when they're ready to talk to you. And you can hide your profile from companies or remain completely anonymous. It's a great resource whether you're looking for your next opportunity like I am, or you already have a gig and maybe you just want to see what else is out there. You can even hide your profile from your employer or from any other companies as well. Head on over to the tenth collective dot com to join or you can check out the link in the show notes. This episode of provision path is brought to you by hover, building your online brand has never been more important, and that begins with your domain name. Show the online community who you are and what you're passionate about with hover. With over 400 plus domain extensions to choose from, including all the classics and fun niche extensions, hover is the only domain provider I use and trust. So what are you waiting for? Go to hover dot com forward slash revision path and get 10% off your first purchase. Now for this week's interview, I'm talking with Jordan Taylor, a designer at pentagram in New York City. Let's start the show. All right, so tell us who you are and what you do. I'm Jordan Taylor. I'm a graphic designer at pentagram, working a lot of different projects, mostly branding, but a fair share of editorial and motion design, a few websites here and there. How has the year been going so far? My year has been pretty great. I recently moved to a new place for the first time. I'm now living out in Brooklyn, New York. I moved up here for work and, you know, it's been a chance to go on new adventures, see different things, meet new people. It's been pretty interesting. A lot of changes. When you sort of look at the year in general, where we're at now, you know, we're recording this right now in August, mid August. Is there anything that you want to accomplish before the year ends? Oh, I'd say that right now, I'm kind of in a place where I'm trying to figure out what my next thing is. One of the things I really want to accomplish for the years over is starting to make those steps toward whatever that looks like. Whether it's like an expression of self or new business endeavors, just like starting to really get back into more like self activated things like, I don't know, you know how they say you kind of are always going to kind of need to fall a couple of times when you're on your journey somewhere. I'm ready to kind of start taking those babies first steps toward whatever new horizon I'm hitting tour. I feel like I'm in that kind of place. Okay. Now you're at pentagram, which is a extremely, extremely well known design consultancy. Talk to me about that. Yeah. Yeah, pentagram is it's so many things, like I'm there now. I've been working there coming up on two years in September. When I started, it was as a remote position. I started as an intern, but I was working from home still down in Atlanta. The journey there was just so unexpected. I just didn't think that it was like a place I was going to get to, you know, like when I started really diving into design, you know, you kind of get introduced to different ways of doing things and what brand design looks like and who the kind of designers to know are and you find out about different names and you kind of end up finding out about pentagram and it just is a crazy experience to walk in there and actually see these people in person and not from like even like a crowd for some sort of forum that they're putting on it's been really interesting just like even beyond like the partners you have all the people working there on the different teams and you find out like how a team works and how they approach projects and different ways that people think it's like a big incubator. It's really been like the way I got there was so much so of just like putting my head down because it was like the middle of the pandemic and like just trying to get to the best place I could after leaving school so in a way like I don't always fully take it in, but in those moments that I do, it just really kind of hits me and it's like oh I'm actually in here every day if that makes sense. It's a lot of work but it's also a lot of just like air of ridiculousness to me. It's like worked out to this level. It sounds like it's hard to put into words. I mean I'm kind of listening to you stay over to talk about it but I mean I can imagine you've got such design heavyweights like Michael Beirut and Paula scher and Eddie go par whom we've had on the show episode two 34 and people want to check that out. But yeah, like I can imagine having that much I guess the weight of it all is probably a lot to think about from your perspective. And then at the same time, I still have work to do every day. Like I still have like four or 5 projects to work on. It's a balancing act. You try to make yourself known and reach and get to know people, but at the same time you're still trying to keep the main thing, the main thing and I guess to do the work that got you there. So. And you've done that. I mean, you've done the work that got you there. It's not like you just walked in off the street, and the pentagram, like you said, you had your head down, working, and we'll get more into your background and your story. But you deserve to be there. No, absolutely. Yeah. I say all these things about how it feels to be there, but I don't think I ever really felt I didn't belong, maybe just that I didn't expect for anybody to actually figure that out if that makes sense. What is a typical day look like for you at pentagram? A typical day for me when I first started there is an intern, one of the big things that I was really kind of aware of was that I was probably not going to understand how anything worked. So I would reach out to my mentors, one of which was Louis Michele. He used to work at Collins now. He's an apple. I reached out to John Ferguson and my court smith. I just kind of asked him, you know, like you all are professionals, you all are in this design world. Like, how do you actually keep track of all the things that you're supposed to do on a day? Like, how do you know how much time to allocate to a project? If you've got multiple projects going on, how do you know when to start the day or when the end of the day? Because it was working from home and starting out, like everything was a little too soft for me. Long story short, I got into making to do lists to start the
"taylor" Discussed on Happy Mama Movement with Amy Taylor-Kabbaz
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"taylor" Discussed on Taste Of Taylor
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"taylor" Discussed on Taste Of Taylor
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"taylor" Discussed on Taste Of Taylor
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"taylor" Discussed on Taste Of Taylor
"Okay we're not. We're doing this in front of men anymore. Like this is now the this is serious now so in my mind i was like this is like i can't deny this anymore and i love it and i feel so great and sort of long story short after all of this you know. She ended up being my girlfriend my first girlfriend and over thanksgiving of my sophomore year. She's a senior. i was a sophomore. She lived in pennsylvania but not too far away and thanksgiving night. I was texting her. And i was like come over. I was like just come over. And she's like all right so she drove like the two hours or hour and a half to come see me late at night and she spent the night the next morning the next morning like like. She's not into the house within the house. My mom's asleep. My dad is spent the night the next morning. She woke up in my clothes. And i was like mom this is. This is gina gina. My mom was like okay. My sweet blah blah blah blah and. I'm gagged don. 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I think it's important to discuss a normalize that when you come out i think people think it's like very black or white. It's either oh my god. We always knew sitting here to alert thumbs waiting in rare. It's like get out of the house packer bags. Never talk to go to gay camp. Pray the gay away all the stuff but a lot of us live in the middle where your parents are probably very progressive and evolved in probably liberal socially liberal at the very least. And you're like wait. You're cool right with our with my little sister's like friend trespassing like like you guys are so cool. But it's there's just a little bit of a stutter step when it's your own child and i've actually through talking about my story and sharing with other people i think it's because if someone's listening right now wanted to come out or scared come out or did and they're struggling with it. Like i think that really normal for a parent to kind of have to kind of go through a transition of their own. I talked about this alonso. Tremendous with andy's mom. I've talked about this with my mom and like at first. I was kind of upset because she wasn't like that. Let's unicorn this. But the more i got to know the more my mom understood you know that this was a real thing that this was coming into it you know. Parents have an idea of their child in their head when they're born and they put all these expectations visiting your your life and then they have to mourn that idea. I wonder to get into this new one. My parents are fucking amazing. My mom buys all of my girlfriends gift. She tax them like. My mom is amazing. And my parents love taylor donahue more than me we'll crush. That's a taste taylor episode. Sleep whom okay. Well who just saying weirdness going chippy alone. You have to mourn that sort of idea of them and my my mom didn't she came around very quickly and i think that's sort of important we do live in in the middle of it and i will say to anyone that might be thinking of coming out. I knew who my parents were. I never was worried about my parents. Not loving me. You're kicking me out of the house or cutting me off financial aid and i think that you need to really reassess who your parents are and if you feel that your life is in danger or you need you're using your parents are going to kick you out of the house. I don't recommend coming out. I do not because you should never put your life at risk way to be independent from them not. I don't encourage everyone to come out all the time because it's not safe to do so. And so you kind of have to take that own your own sort of assessment on it my dad. When i told my dad he was like great. We can talk about women. He's like a man like women. Women like women. Women are sexy. Way better looking. They're way smarter way better. He was like i'm bugging in. My brother said the same thing. He was like cool so it was really my siblings. My siblings are a lot younger than me and they're very millennial and one gen z. And they were like awesome. Yeah we got. We support ears. Remember my nash. Right off the jump. The my mom was not and then my mom came around and was great and then my dad started to get a little bit weird but my said to me. Just keep on being us like. That's the thing. Your parents are freaked out. You're just going to become a different person and you're not you're just this is such a it's not a small piece of but ultimately like sexuality is justice. It's a sliver of the pie. And i feel like when you are. Lgbtq wa it becomes like the whole pie and we're so much more than just the you know the people we are actually tried to in the people we love. Times are better. I've been out now for fourteen years almost half me when i was when i came out in nineteen games weren't allowed to get married. Queer was a bad word. No democrat because we expect the democrats ran on gay marriage at the time was the a union may be or bust like there. Wasn't this whole new vocabulary of color for terms and this and that and you know kind of letting your kid really develop into the who were being you know now. I think it's pretty obvious that gay people can have babies like you know when i say back then. A lot has changed in the gay community even in fifteen years show. I and i'm not saying it's acceptable but like my mom was go. I want i want grandkids. And i was like okay. Well it's my life. And what if i was infertile or didn't want kids and she was like that's a very good point. It just wasn't the it wasn't the first step and now. I think it's very obvious that gay people are just like everyone else and can give birth and this and were successful. I know we're not mercury but fifteen years ago it was very yano. I mean like they weren't you couldn't get married like you couldn't get married. And it was really just and they didn't have had bisexuality with shoes weren't even a fucking thing being gender non conforming. That wasn't an idea like that wasn't anything. I'm not saying they did it exist. I'm just saying that it wasn't a thing that anyone talked about. And so now. Like i say to you like of the lgbtq. I i would say that the els jeez and the bees are probably the least interesting people. I interviewed nick cannon a while ago and i was like hey. I'm a new lesbian. Ooh i'm interesting gasoline. Something and he was like that's an interesting pick up friends. Exactly we're we're just like everyone else. Related monogamous stupid. People like i love that. I do love that that it's like it's so normally always wanted us to be normal. I always felt a little weird about pride. Parades be honest with you. When i talked about this a lot time. You're on we were talking about the pride parade that we were we were world. It was a fiftieth anniversary. Private it was. It was never been you. Were on the bravo flow with an in house.
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"Podcasts. Don't forget literally tonight. June tenth nine pm eastern six pm west. Yes that's correct. Not skinny but not fat and i are going to be doing a virtual live show. We're physically going to be together. So we literally became friends over the pandemic. I saw you and saucy following her and liking her stuff. No joke and i. When i was like this girl's hilarious. She so great. And i was trying to get like new people that i never have before on so taylor so i went to the dmz to reach out to her and the thing happened. That feels like the worst thing in the world realized we had met and we had before she had deemed me and i had never in a year and so i started to panic anyway. We're going to go to the whole story. Tonight of like the first time we met she thought i was a bitch. She is correct. And and then how like we went from that to actually becoming really good friends over the pandemic. But i have to credit because you guys were all over her page and i was like okay. She i like her and of course my friends like fuck with her so i wanna fuck with her and then we started fuxin and it was fantastic and now we're in love so she so great we're doing a live together but this is the first time ever seen each other in person since we became friends. We've only met what other time that not. That doesn't count. So this is all my god how i can't i gotta watch this. It's like our first date. So you guys. If you there's still time to get tickets also people have asked if they can access it on demand. The answer is yes We talked to looped and they made sure they're gonna they're going to figure it out for y'all i think will be available if not right after like with an hour or so. So you guys. If you can't watch it live you can still get tickets and watch it after the fact on manned there's meet and greets those are limited and i'm not sure by the time this airs if they'll be sold out yet so you can go check it out but i'm not sure about the numbers but tickets are still available. I mean you can't sell a show out of a virtual show so but you can miss a time like frame so go get your tickets right now skillet dink and you can just click lincoln bio in online at taylor's rucker and then also at not screaming out fat and yeah. It's going to be a viable timer to drink and play games. I'm going to find out if i'm shugi or not. It's going to be whole thing. And i think i am pretty sure we all are a little chook. I'm a tube. Why don't even know what that means. Will you're going to find out. Of course guys follow katie on the graham. I never know how to say instagram at music kills kate. I mean literally. I look at it constantly. How i can't remember bows either the good the bad the bogie. I always thought it up at music kills kate. I know no one understands why it's okay deal with it. I i know the origin okay. Good because you love to sing now. I do like seeking. But because i used to have a music blog and that's when.
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"I get grumpy or quiet. She gets embarrassed because she's such a people pleaser so like she's always extra hard amies so i can never really use her as a barometer like know what i mean. Does tom do that to do. Yeah like he doesn't get hard on me. But it's just like i he i know he would say he'd be like baba baba in the morning right and you're like what i do. Yeah basically basically go through your phone and make sure you didn't tax rates. You gotta go through your an scrammed. Dm's make sure you weren't just like sending weird shit to people. Yeah you know. We're gonna in this podcast. We are absolutely address. The fact that i am. Katie eighty s me. And we are both and taylor donahue my fiance schwartz..
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"The billy veterans so good and i was like oh my god i feel seen. Yeah so they get just like. Wow i feel like i can relate to some of those because i think we can just beat a person down. Can you control them. And i and i think a lot of your haters. I'm going to say that that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to control you because they're so bothered and triggered than you know like i think you're your supporters support you. I think there are some supporters. That were probably felt indifferent and they either one is a process that people are absolutely free trade space and i get the people need it. And that's what i said like you've done this from those tweets. Now it's been ten years so it might take people. You know a few months or year to do that on work as well as it is what it is. Let's move along as a fellow by racial therapists. Just want to say. I see and i appreciate you. I know i'm late. But you are indeed a bad bitch and i love what you post and then this one is. Have you heard about the latest residential school grades in canada. Yes craziness it's not crazy. It's it's a given. They knew that those gravesites weren't there and they didn't want to search for them. The canadian government went against a movement and Request to search the graveyards all these different residential schools. Because they right they knew no reason anyway. I'm not surprised the reason why. I said it's crazy. 'cause like years ago you were years like a maybe a year ago you if you have the opportunity to live in canada or america because trump okay. I know that there's still fucked up things. Their candidate equally has racism and needed to get away from the same. It's the same coin like you're just running from one side of the coin to the back and give it to me differently. Canada's been really good at just kind of erasing a lot of their racism like so for me. It's like you know it's there's like. I love vancouver like but it's like no i wouldn't run so that's my craziness wasn't about that but just the past conversation but now i do know about it. I mean there's so many indigenous people that i follow on instagram. Who are amazing. Who are like literally i. I literally cry. And i remember showing tonigh- and she was like eyes like blown up like watching them do like their cultural dances and all the colors and like explaining her like now people houston not. Let them do this. Their grandparents you know would be harmed if they did their cultural dances and so now. These children do this to honor their ancestors and to embrace their culture because sometimes people look at other people's culture and because it's different they think it's bad and just hurry just the whole her watching it. She just loved it and just seen it. I mean it's so powerful. And i mean it's a absolute. Travesty is fucking devastating. it is i made fucking evil the shit that then jews relations have had to endure still enduring. Like you know the history. I'm like it's not as common as today right. We're going to put the link at the bottom this episode to that woman. There's a video that y'all need to go watch. She just went in. And i loved every minute of it and she made such a great point to this journalist. That was being rude as fuck this white lady and she made a point to just say white lady. You have had the podium for five hundred years you've been seen you've been seeing your voice has been heard. And how quickly did this white man come in giving it away. Sorry it was so good. It was so good and it just is still happening. Today is so fucked up. I really hope melinda bill and melinda you own the most real estate and the entire fucking country let's get that land back and even learning more about like the indigenous practices reading sweet grass. Br reading braiding sweetgrass. I'm like wow. What a different fucking world's this would be if we did not have colonization and settlements in the interstates in the founding of the united states. Here how much. More fucking cohesive and like togetherness we would have as a collective people's through the culture and practices of the indigenous communities are earth would be happier our health would be happier are fucking like purposes and shit. I mean at least. I like more debt. I i would have wanted to be part of. That didn't get sent to this. I listen to a little native. American american apache. They've american kids. Speak and one of the things to say you know they call us savages but if we're humanized if our people are savages was y'all what are they. You know good question all right. Let's move along not a question. Just your hair is so amazing beautiful and that and then it says why do you consider yourself cancelled incorrect to rotation but consider accountability for others good question. Do we feel like. I partially answered that. Yeah but okay. I mean i think so. I don't consider again. I said what i said about. Just the term cancel for humans. The accountability piece is the work. I think yes it is. It is the work. It is the repair within yourself into those. You've hurt which obviously is not even necessarily up to you for that to be forgiven or accepted. And i think i'm considering it.
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"There's it's okay. If there's an accident accidental shirtless pick but not like seven of your apps not sell fees you know what would be cute like patriots of you and your niece that is actually that is total bait for women and it works like a charm saying it works like charm like a few pictures of you and your knees and like literally early and and like a low following follower count like a low. You don't even go low follower and following and like seven pictures like took one in two thousand twelve one like you don't even your last one had like the border member and instagram had the border filter Looked like the edges were burnt off. We don't why you to be socially active. That's why mel travis barker. And i'm just going to say. Don't pretend like you're going to say that literally as you said the burnt off edges and seven picture. I was thinking. Not like travis barker. Listen my biggest thing right. i know see. We'd better win at the newlywed game. Which we want. We were not what it's gonna be interesting. It's funny you might be surprised how much i know about you. Well i think we get each other on so many levels. But i think we won't know like basic things i agree. Actually be the funding part So travis barker so travis barker which of course have to talk about the credentials for two seconds in any podcasts. That i do is that like. I'm so obsessed with kravis basically a kravis fan page But i keep on. These are things that keep me up. And like i think about them daily. Yes travis i know you are in blink wanted to. I know you're a big deal. Without corny like i know but you seem to be like were you. I wasn't following him until started dating corny. He wasn't like on. My thailand's like were you. This socially active like were you jackley. He's posting boomerang. Selfie boomerang like ma- ma- ma- every day there's like a picture of him but in a boomerang format stop shirtless pouty. Pow pow pow. But then it's like. I'll go through this rollercoaster and it's the same with him as it is with like. Mg k. That i'm like am. I attracted am. I not attracted like wrong and like these are decisions. I have to make because obviously these are options. That are present. I know i see you. I see you toiling on your page. It's like my turned on my not turn because like it's the same thing like mg k. Like am i into like the black tongue like gambro like yes cocaine like no but when he talks and he thinks like his daughter he has a daughter which makes him hot daughter. He calls megan. Fox's twin flame like first of all. Megan fox makes them hot. You know what. I mean like if he was with anyone if he was with megan kelly kelly fox meg machine liam. Kelly could be a vibe. That could be a couple name. Also just real quick. Sorry i can't help. But i'm excited for the lime live because i know nothing about pop. Culture and man is truly the connoisseur. And she's going to basically live rose to me the entire time ally disappointed at my lack of knowledge on pop culture. Megan kelly gentleman had to say. I love kelly machine. Gun kelly's hot. Kabul eighty five year old. Grandma who has the.
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"Like those kinds of pieces like freely raw really real coming from people that people may follow or like or no and i was really excited to be part of it and literally after it i was like oh my god like my chest is tight like when you talk about the things you feel the thing. That's why going to therapy can be a scary thing because people are like. Oh you'll feel so good after like no but like you'll feel so anxious before and so you know it. Just like and i realized that i was talking to an after legit. Could've used like massage. A yoga shan like i was describing. All of the things really does make you feel the things yep so even talking about the blinky and saying it like makes like puts me back into it but like i'm not joking like i. My dad used to walk in the living room and be watching tv. And he'd be like taylor. And i was like he's like what are you doing and i would be like wrapped up like a pretzel like everything tight and i was like. I just wanna be tights. I just want to be so impossibly tight. So maybe i'll do that at the live show. We've been when you were getting these bullying keys. Were you feeling anxiety in your body or was that just your way of coping. But you weren't actually feeling like feelings. It's a couple things so my parents like sent me like so. I was like doing theater when i was little so they were really like. This isn't really good for theater. And when i go on like commercial additions they'd be like i'm not gonna i'm not getting it because of the blinky higher blinky girl. They both have when you were a child. No this is a crazy thing. Right so i am so it started when i was like twelve ash and i was like anne and i'm like all like blinky stuff i- parents were like. What is it so they sent me to like a neurologist. Nothing they sent me to an allergist. Maybe it's an allergy so finally after all the they were like it's gotta be psychological therapist. Her name is leeann off. I went to her and she was like you have pent up anger. Like you're so busy trying to be perfect and well behaved that like. You're not laying out your aggression so i think it's directly connected anxiety and aggression and anger and she was like so you just you just start swearing so then i'm like fuck this bullshit book. That ayman still blinking like what has happened. You are so then. So then i would just like blinking up historic swearing and forbid. They're like she does wants to be tight. We don't know. And i'm eighteen and my dad's like we were like at my great aunts or something and they were talking about family member. That had like a blinking disorder. And my mom's my.
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"And now back to the podcast. Well i think what's going to make it so fun. Is that like. I've never been unlike today like me. Either you not really. Well i guess with was binned. But i met him at a club. You know what. I mean i met. I met a husband a club too. That's funny has was bananas. Start calling has was but we pisses me off. I'll be like you're going to be was the point again. But i've never gone league. I've never gone on a first date where it's like planned out there. You have like anticipation. Happy that i know you guys. I feel you single ladies. It's hard i could not like. I'm not an awkward person per se. But i'll get awkward. You know what. I mean like yes. The thing like my little sister gets awkward. She's like you're not awkward. I'm like i'm awkward if you hear me on the phone with people i haven't been ever on the phone with before i am awkward. You know what i mean like. We're all like trying to find a way to interact. Not sound weird not talk. We are not whatever. Like i couldn't imagine going on weird things right and that people can pick up anywhere things way by the way i do something weird. Have you noticed it. What have you swear to god. You have noticed. I don't know what you're going to sell tell you true. Tell me okay. So i had like a blinking thing. I've seen before. What's the blinking thing. show me. is.
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"They'll go back to your lives and they'll talk in another month so that friend could be a friend that you know from college highschool amendment. Whatever but to me. That's not like friendship because at the end of the day like a catch up once every two months over dinner for an hour. Like i feel like. That's not like a not my vibe. You know what. I mean. I i like a more even. If it's not seeing the person you know even if it's not hanging out because we all have busy lives even before the pandemic it's hard to get together. But what i think is not the amount that you hang out in general. I even talking about us or promoting our live show. I'm taking notes as you're talking. I'm like how to be. The best friend ever to amanda is that. I really think that it's like sometimes i'm like i don't need to hang out with this person that i haven't seen in so long and we do these scheduled dinners. It's like whatever like they're not up to date on my life you know. They're not up to date on. What is happening. I have to fill them in now on like two months back. You know what i mean like. Yeah they're different friendships and there's different especially after the pandemic when we really if you're you're being save haven't seen people and so long it's the ultimate. The pandemic was the ultimate test of friendships. I think a lot of friendships were made and broken over the course of the pandemic and now that we're coming out of it it's only get together and bigger groups like i liked that small group vibe. I liked being exclusive. I d like not having friends you do i do. I like to keep it. I like to keep it tight to the chest. Yeah i also really like to have individual relationships. I don't like big groups. I always i feel very scared of groups really. Yes i feel like. That's like i think i was traumatized but unlike middle school by mean girls so like my in my mind. It's like well if you're in a crew that you can get fucked with but if you have individual friendships it's like you're you're equal. It's against one. I don't like one against three and also rents always. The friends are different in front of other friends. And you're like when you're with me barris south here and i'm like that you know no it's true it's it is it is really true it is really true i m going to really i mean it's gonna be i have very high hopes for our continued friendship after the live but we really are saving like this one on one in person moment for the live and i'm excited but i'm like nervous i'm like what are you gonna wear like how much you drink before let's talk this episode of taste of taylor is brought to you by molecule mattress.