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RINO Billionaires Are Now Coalescing Behind Nikki Haley
"Wants you to know she's up for the fight. She's told us over and over again that she's a woman. Why does she have to tell us over and over again that she's a woman? Isn't that what the Libs do, or at least used to do? Okay, got it. She's a woman. Perfect. But she's not Margaret Thatcher. Let's be honest. The problem is Nikki Haley's not a conservative. I've said it before I'll and say it again. She's George Bush in a dress. Obviously what I mean by that is ideologically. This is why Karl Rove is getting behind her. This is why others who horrific have losing streaks are getting behind her. Billionaires getting behind her. There's a report out now, I think it was Axios, that said that she was meeting with the. No, no, there's a report on Axios that says Mitt Romney's big money guy has now moved over to Kelly's team. What? Oh yeah. Romney's guy. And there's more. Remember this guy Fink at Black Rock? I wrote about him and The Democrat Party hates America and we've talked about him very often. Black Rock? Remember he was pushing ESG, that is, he was pushing hard this woke agenda and trying to impose it on all the other companies that he helps finance or invests in? A one -man wrecking machine, this guy Fink. Well guess who she met with a few days ago? Him. Why would she meet with him? Ron DeSantis. May I use his name, Mr. Producer? Is that okay? What drew $2 billion from Black Rock because of what they were doing? Yeah. Thank you. Iggy Haley And Iggy Haley was the one who said she said it herself. I know this to be true. I checked with my stepson, Mr. Producer. And that is that Disney, she said Disney can come to South Carolina while DeSantis is fighting Disney. She invites them to South Carolina and I can go on and on. And it's not just her versus DeSantis or her versus Ramaswami or versus her Trump, it's her versus us. Us. So you're seeing, if you were to ask Mitch McConnell who he liked, Nikki Haley. They'll all like Nikki Haley. In Washington D .C., Republicans. the That's who
A highlight from Cathie Wood on Investing Lessons, Spot Bitcoin ETFs, $1 Million Bitcoin and What Drives Her
"It is the first global private, meaning no government intervention, rules based monetary system that the world has ever known. Welcome to the Coin Stories podcast, where we get to explore the future of money, business, technology and Bitcoin's revolutionary promise to boost economic prosperity around the world and mend our broken financial system. I'm Natalie Brunell, and I'm here to learn with you. This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the discussions should constitute as official investment advice, and you should always do your own research. This podcast is made possible through partnerships with companies I trust, and I'm very picky about who I choose to partner with, so I hope you take the time to listen to the ad reads throughout the show. Thanks for joining me, and if you like this type of content and want to see more of it, make sure to hit that like button. All right, it's time for the show. Welcome back to Coin Stories. I am really honored for this guest, one of my most requested, the CEO and founder of ARK Invest, Cathie Wood. Cathie, thank you so much for sharing some of your valuable time with me. Oh, I'm delighted. And you can thank Yassine El -Mandra and David Puel, who are in who Yassine leads our crypto effort. David is our on -chain analyst, and they have been singing your praises. So I'm delighted to meet you, Natalie. Well, I'm so grateful. I just love meeting such prominent names in the space who are carrying the Bitcoin message forward. So let's kind of start the story, though, at the beginning. I heard a little bit of your origin story on Peter McCormick's show, and I know that you spent your young life, you've lived part of the time in the UK and Ireland. But can you share a little bit more color? I mean, what was your upbringing like and maybe were you always interested in working in the business world? My upbringing, I love the fact that I moved around, probably moved, I think it was 10 times by the time I was 13, 12, something like that. And then we settled down. So, you know, I got exposed to lots of different cultures, lots of different people. And think I it was a very important part of my growing up, you know, moving into situations, you know, do I trust the situation, you know, sizing up the situation quickly. So and, you know, as as now I'm a portfolio manager, I have to do that with companies all the time. Right. So I think that that was very helpful. My father inspired me. He was a design engineer. You know, he really didn't have the education you would expect of a design engineer, but innovation levels the playing field. He became obsessed with radar systems and he became one of the world's experts. So he was a big inspiration. Someone asked me once, you know, who inspired you from a finance, taught you about money and finances. And until I got that question, I didn't realize how important a role my mother also played. So my father, you know, went to work, worked really hard. And my mother was a stay at home mom, which is what they both wanted. And and she handled all the finances. And so I learned how to budget very, very, very early. So, wow, I mean, that's incredible. I was actually going to ask you what what was your relationship with money when you were young? Because sometimes the people I've met in this space, they face some sort of hardship that that created a pain point where maybe they appreciated Bitcoin a little bit more. So so what was your relationship with money? Were you always a really big saver? And clearly you were always interested in technology and innovation. I absolutely was a big saver. I was almost scared to spend money because, you know, the money was hard to come by. And so I, I, I was a babysitter starting at age 11. I was helped by my mom, of course. And then McDonald's supermarket, a restaurant. And then I finally, I finally, thanks to Professor Arthur Laffer, Art Laffer, I don't know if you know who he is, Natalie, big, big influence in my life, introduced me to Capital Group on the West Coast. And Capital Group is one of the premier research and investment houses in the world. And at that time, so this was in 1977. I was in college and Capital was really the first investment firm to think outside the United States and which I loved. I love that idea and wanted to be a part of that. So, yeah, I guess in terms of how, why my my strong feelings about Bitcoin. Well, I'm actually I've always loved monetary policy and watched it very carefully. I went through the late 70s inflation and interest rates going up in the United States and this massive inflation by our standards. And definitely that influenced me, like, wow, this really was at least 15 to 16 years of human error. And then we had, thank goodness, Chairman Volcker coming in, you know, right at the ship, which was great. But then I've lived, you know, watched one crises after another throughout the world. And they're usually debt related and everybody seems surprised at the time. But they're they're much easier to see, I think, if if if one has an economics background and and just to bring that to the current day. And, you know, seeing and David and the entire team at at ARK will tell you, I am extremely focused on what's happening to the dollar versus other currencies right now tells me there's a dollar liquidity crisis brewing. And here again, emerging market and other currencies are going down relative to the dollar. And that we're starting to see the gold price crack. We're seeing other commodity prices, ex oil and some food prices. So here we are again, you know, this is going to cause a world of hurt. And and so I've been looking I immediately understood what Bitcoin was. And one one of the reasons I did is we did a paper on Bitcoin in 2015 and we and Art Laffer was willing to collaborate with us. He had been asked many times to collaborate on other papers having to do with digital money or or I guess it's digital cash, never, never accepted those opportunities. He read our paper and really tore it apart from in a good way from an economics point of view. And he said, I've been waiting for this since we closed the gold exchange standard. You know, this is a rules based global monetary system and this is what we need. Now, at the time, he said, you know, I love that it's rules based, he said. But if you want Bitcoin to serve as a means of exchange, the rule has to change. It has to become a price rule. So keep the price stable and vary the quantity. And of course, that's not going to happen. But even his thinking has evolved in that regard. We did a podcast. We've done a few podcasts with him on Bitcoin. We did one with Ophelia at 21 shares, who is our partner in applying for a Bitcoin ETF and Art Laffer. And, you know, he's peeling the onion a little bit more, trying to get at the essence here. Can I really trust this? And we're going to also do a Bitcoin brainstorm with Art, more of a layman, but a real monetary scholar, kind of poking holes. He also understands cryptography, poking holes. He doesn't want to find any holes, but he just wants to poke around and help other people understand how important this movement is. But the change that has happened since that first paper eight years ago is he can see Bitcoin as we move into futures based products and other structured instruments. He can now see it in its current form, becoming both a means of exchange, store of value and even unit of account. Wow, I mean, you're right. And you talked about it in your recent report, Big Ideas 2023, just how strong the fundamentals are. So it's not a surprise that we're seeing more institutions taking Bitcoin seriously. And I want to dig into some of that, including your ETF application. But for those not familiar, maybe with Art Laffer, I know he was one of your mentors and he's famous for the Laffer curve. Right. And it talked about supply side economics and that after a certain point, taxing too much is counterproductive. Do you want to share anything else just in terms of what people should know about his work? And we have a little bit of a connection because he was your professor at USC, right? I taught there, so go Trojans. Oh, did not know that. Oh, great, Natalie. Yes, he was trying to establish a supply side school of economics at the University of Southern California. And I was an undergraduate. His program was a graduate program and we met over dinner through his assistant and we were all taking night classes or doing night classes together or different ones. And he said, why don't you come in and take my courses? And I said, well, I'm an undergrad and you're in the graduate school. That's why I can't. He said, sure you can. So I had the luxury of being a part of that program and applying it to my undergraduate degree. Now, I think there were some disagreements of the school and so the supply side school of economics did not happen. But his experience did motivate him to start his own firm around supply side economics and really become a consulting firm to the financial services industry. As we were going through the late 70s, early 80s, all of the controversies, especially around monetary policy, he was also extremely important as an adviser to Ronald Reagan. Part of Reaganomics was the Laffer tax cuts, and he actually has advised many presidents. He won't do it any more to be reimbursed in any way. He just wants to be able to say what he thinks in its purest form and hope they understand his many years of wisdom and take him up on it. So, yeah, I think he's been a much bigger influence on global monetary and fiscal policy than many people understand. In the 70s, Chile, he helped turn that economy around. He was part of Thatcher's turnaround in the UK as well. And sort of the supply side movement started stirring. And in the US, of course, was exemplified by Reaganomics. So I think, I mean, in my opinion, his mentor, Robert Mondell, won a Nobel Prize for his monetary theories. And I think art should win a Nobel Prize, my humble opinion, because without much fanfare, he does not beat his chest on all of this, but he's made a big difference in a lot of countries. And I think he is so excited about Bitcoin right now being our shot around the world of going back, in the case of the United States, to private money, pre -fed. He's extremely excited about that. And so I can't wait to hear, you know, what comes out of his mouth on our ARK brainstorm in a week or so. Wow. Well, I'll definitely be tuning into that. And, you know, you mentioned the monetary policy in the 70s and the inflation. And as you were getting your career revved in the 70s and 80s, can you tell me about some of the lessons learned? Because you saw, I mean, monetary policy impact and create these sort of bubbles, rises and falls, and that ultimately probably primed you for wanting this rule -based monetary system. And I know you've been outspoken. You know, you wrote that letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Powell about his interest rate hikes and how aggressive they were. So what are the lessons and the takeaways from your career, focusing so much as you have on research, as opposed to maybe backwards looking indicators that so many people are focused on? What's the big lesson and why is Bitcoin so important? Well, I think monetary, I mean, monetary policy around the world is unhinged. It's completely subject to different human theories about how monetary policy should work. It's, you know, you've got the monetary school, the Keynesian school, the Austrian slash supply side school. But then you have on the other side of it's not just monetary policy. It is politics that influences monetary policy around the world. So it's not independent around the world, maybe a little more so in the United States than in other places. But I just think pure politics is much more of an influence than many people appreciate. And this idea of a rules based monetary system, a global one, you know, bringing the world together and, you know, preventing some of these discontinuous moves one country to the other, sending people into poverty and destroying, you know, purchasing power. I think if we could have a global monetary system that is rules based and digital, so getting rid of some of the issues that, of course, that we've had with gold over the years, I think it would be transformative. I mean, we always say ARK is, you know, is focused on technologies that are going to transform the way the world works and make it a better place. This is one of the most important ones. Well, I know you focus a lot on this sort of disruptive innovation, which many people would say that Bitcoin is the most important revolutionary disruptive technology that we've seen really since maybe the creation of the Internet. Before that, maybe the printing press. But how did you navigate the sort of cycles before you created ARK? I know you heard about Bitcoin in 2011, but before right before that, we had the great financial crisis that Bitcoin was sort of born out of and we had the tech bubble. How did you navigate all of those? And I'm sure that informed, you know, how you invest in your company. Sure. So in the 90s, yes, I was managing money. And I remember the tech and telecom bubble and was very excited about the Internet from its earliest days. I was an analyst on a lot of those stocks. And, you know, for a long time, it took investors and analysts a long time to wrap their heads around what was going on. But we studied it and, you know, kept going. And of course, definitely rode the wave that became the bubble. And I was at a hedge fund. I had created it with a partner, Lulu Wang. And as we were going through that Internet crisis, we were saying, wow, this I mean, the bubble, we were getting a little concerned. And we had the luxury of using options, mostly puts at the time. So we fared fairly well through that. And then when I joined Alliance Bernstein was that was my next firm. It was June of one and we were in the middle of the bust. And I remember I inherited a portfolio with nearly 40 percent technology stocks. The benchmark at the time was around 35 percent, and everybody was hostage to benchmarks less so back then. I was surprised that, you know, there was that emphasis at Alliance Bernstein back then on benchmarks.
A highlight from A Sober Journey to Becoming an Author
"You know, I had maybe 100 or 150 failed attempts behind me, you know, of me saying, that's it, no more. I'm not doing it today. I honestly can't say what the difference was that one time, but that one time I was well and truly freaking done. And I just said to my wife, I have to get help. It's out of control. I can't control it. And it was terrifying. Hey, everybody. Welcome to the Addiction Unlimited podcast, where you get to learn everything you want to know about addiction and recovery. I'm your host, Angela Pugh, co -founder of Kansas City Recovery, Life Coach, and Recovering Alcoholics. To learn more about me, you can listen to episode zero on your podcast app or find us on the web at addictionunlimited .com. Hi, Will. Thank you so much for coming on and doing this show with me. It's so good to see you. Hey, Angela. Good to see you too. Take a couple of minutes and tell everybody a little bit about you and what you do. Thank you. So my name is Will Thacher, and I'm an author of addiction fiction novels. I'm also an addiction fiction nerd and fan. And that's my little world. I'm a sober guy and I love these stories. I'm a big lifelong avid reader. And I just sort of found this space, which there's really not that much in it. There are a handful of authors that have done some great work and I'm passionate about it. And so that's how I'm doing it. There are so many typical books that you get in the recovery space, right? It's not self -help based. It's not personal story based. It's not a memoir or a how -to or a guide, right? This is really reading for enjoyment. Totally. Yeah, that's exactly right. And you know, there are so many good books that are in the categories that you just listed. And there are new ones out every year and it's very well represented. Personally, I love fiction. It's something that I grew up with. I always had a book in my hands. And from my perspective, it's 90 % enjoyment. And there is a 10 % value in terms of relating this to my recovery, reading about people who are going through the same types of things, albeit in much more extreme circumstances in my books, relating that back to my own recovery. When we watch a movie, for example, that has characters in recovery or in active addiction, I have a very direct emotional reaction to that because I've lived through that pain. And I won't quite call it a spiritual experience, but certainly I'll have an emotional experience, a connection to those characters. So I do think that there is some little residual benefit to my recovery when I read these books. Yeah, I would agree with that for sure. And I think the audience can relate to this also in that recovery can be heavy work. Especially in the beginning, it takes so much of you and your time and your energy and it can start to feel very overwhelming. So to not constantly be immersed in the self -help, the personal development, sobriety, recovery, change your life, get your act together, to have something that has some pieces of that in the familiarity of recovery and recovery language, but to have it be just for enjoyment, I think is so powerful. And I'm really excited to watch this category grow. It's nice to hear you say that. And I personally agree with that entirely. This is deadly serious stuff, literally. But also, I'm a big AA guy and we always say there has to be some fun in it or else people aren't going to want it. And so I think that this is a way to keep a foot in the work, keep the themes and the ideas that you're trying to bring into your mind, trying to bring into your life and take a little bit of a break from the hardcore recovery aspect of it. I think it's worth mentioning that a lot of what I write is definitely not so much for people in their first three or six months of recovery. There are much better things that those people should be reading than fiction. Frankly, their lives are at stake. My work is really much more for people who have a little bit of sobriety under their belts, they're living a sober life and they want to relate to and hear stories about sober characters that are out there. I'm getting ready to publish my second novel now. And what I write about is what's interesting to me. What's going on in my life and in my head, which are next step sober problems. Okay, you got sober, your life got good, then what? Because that's what I'm interested in at this point. And that's what a lot of my characters go through. Yeah. I appreciate you saying that. And it reminds me of when I was new, I'm a 12 step person also. And I remember when I was really new sitting in those rooms and for several months, right? Not understanding a lot of the lingo and like the one liners. And now I love those things, right? Because I've been in it for a hundred years and it all makes sense to me. And it's this beautiful sort of shorthand, like you can pop out this one liner and it has so much profound meaning. Once you get it, it simplifies things. But when I was new sitting in there, I was like, what the hell are these people talking about? I just didn't understand those things. So I appreciate you pointing that out, that there is some depth of knowledge, but I think it can also bring some really great familiarity to the recovery world and some of that terminology and what it means. So I think it could go both ways, but you definitely want to have some basic understanding of a sober life. Yeah. I mean, that's why everybody recommends what they recommend to the newcomer, right? 90 and 90, there's an immersion that should happen in the beginning so that to your point, you start to speak the language and you start to think in those terms. And then from that point on, yes, you don't have to necessarily go to a meeting or two or three a day like I did from my first three to six months in sobriety. Yeah, for sure. So let's talk a little bit about your personal journey. What was it for you? At what point did you recognize that you really had a problem? I mean, I knew I had a problem for a good year or two before the rest of the world was rudely introduced to it. My problem came to light to ring a family vacation. I've actually heard a couple of other people tell versions of this story in the rooms, which was gratifying to me. I had spent the last really year, year and a half of my using and drinking in isolation, and I had gotten very good at hiding away from my family and from friends and doing my thing, doing at that time what I thought of as whatever I had to do to get through the day, surviving in this head of mine. And then we booked a vacation. I went away with not just my direct family, but my extended family for two weeks, and there was no hiding. There was no sitting in my office behind two closed doors, and it was unmanageable. And so I ran around for the first half of it, trying to keep a buzz going, trying to figure out a way to do this. And it just became clear that not just to me, but to everybody else, that this was a real problem and it needed to be addressed. And it was really humiliating to have that happen in such a public way, but probably the best thing that could have happened. What did you do when you really understood, okay, this has to stop, right? We get to that, what I call what everybody refers to as that sort of rock bottom moment. And just to clarify, because there is a misconception about rock bottom, rock bottom doesn't have to be a huge extravagant event. Rock bottom is just the very moment you hit in your head that you're like, oh my gosh, I cannot live like this anymore. Something has to change. So you have that epiphany. What was your next thought and next action to get started in making the change? Well, I had maybe 100 or 150 failed attempts behind me of me saying, that's it, no more. I'm not doing it today. I honestly can't say what the difference was that one time, but that one time I was well and truly freaking done. And I just said to my wife, I have to get help. It's out of control. I can't control it. It's totally out of my hands. Whatever happens, happens. And it was terrifying. So we came home from the vacation and my plan was to get myself into a rehab, go spend 28 days somewhere and let them tell me what to do. But in the meantime, I decided to hit a couple of AA meetings while I got that all sorted out. I have a good close cousin who's in recovery, who's a huge AA proponent. I actually have two cousins, both of whom I adore and whose lives are incredible because of recovery. And they always talk about AA. I guess they talked about it in front of me for a reason. We call that planting seed. I think that's right. So I went to AA. I sat down in a meeting and I heard my first couple of sober stories and I was hooked. I tell people that's what got me sober was the stories that I heard before there was fellowship, before there were steps, before there was service, any of the other key aspects of recovery. Before I even knew what those things were, I heard those stories. I read myself into every one of them, even if the circumstances were totally different from mine. I loved the arc of the qualification, what happened, how it is, how it is now. Just people amazing being incredibly honest. And I really thought, okay, if they can do this, I can do this. They sound just like me. They're literally saying the things that are inside my head. So I must be in the right place. I'm not a stupid person. I can connect those two things. I think I can do this. So I held off on the rehab thing because I thought I could, the great and powerful me, could sort this out on my own. But I did AA immersion, like two or three meetings a day. My work was in the garbage at that point. It turned out to be a blessing in some ways. And so I was doing two or three meetings every day and following guys around and that was how I got sober. Hearing you say all of that just again takes me back to my early days and so much the same experience. And I know a ton of people listening right now are nodding their heads in agreement, where you sit and you hear the other people share. And this isn't a 12 step specific thing. People say the same thing in my online community, and I'm sure they have the same experience in other people's online communities. But you hear people share their stories and you hear your story just with their details. And it's a really powerful experience when you can sit back and go, oh wow, I'm not the only one. Because I think in active addiction, it's so isolating. Even if you're not isolated physically, even if you're going out and drinking with people and you're not isolating in that way, mentally and emotionally, psychologically, it's so isolating because you feel so different from everyone else. I know for sure I felt like I was the biggest piece of garbage on the planet. I was disgusting. I thought my drinking was worse than everybody's, right? Because in my immediate friend group, I was probably the worst, you know? And then I got to the rooms and I hear other people talking and sharing those stories. And I was like, oh wow, okay. I'm not so isolated. I'm not on this one man island all by myself. I do have people that I can connect with and that truly understand. Yeah, totally. And there's a whole room full of them here nodding along the way that I am. For me personally, that's how I learn the best is through stories, which is why I do what I do. It's a passion of mine. But the thing that you pointed to just now that was really powerful for me also was just the self -talk that was going on in my head at that point was so vicious. It was so negative. And I was just brutalizing myself by the time I got in there. Like you said, I was the worst person. Let's be honest, I did some pretty bad things. And so there was some evidence available for that theory. But that's not the whole story. I was also a sick person. And I'd also done some really good things. And so being among people who have felt that way in the past and getting their compassion back in such a direct way was life -saving for me. Yeah. That's so important what you just said too, that it wasn't the whole story. I always say, we are all a thousand piece puzzle and I definitely have some bad pieces. I have some trauma pieces and I have pieces of my personality that can be really unpleasant. I have bad pieces, but that's not all my pieces. We all have good ones and bad ones. And luckily because of recovery, my bad pieces have gotten a little bit smaller and my good pieces have gotten a little bit bigger. But it's important to remember that, that it's not the whole story. And just like as a sober person, I'm sure you'll agree with this too, being sober a long time, my sobriety isn't my whole story either. There's still all these other pieces and facets of my personality that are super important that I have to be mindful of. And I have to nurture all those pieces too. Totally. Yeah. And maybe the most valuable thing that I learned in early sobriety was to discount my thoughts by about 90%. For sure, yes. Whether they were good or bad. On the long list of things that I have no control over, my thoughts is at the top of that list. This brain just cranks out bad data on a regular basis. So the most useful thing that I can do is to understand that. And when I get an idea or a thought or whatever it is, say, okay, that's just a thought. That's not a fact. That is not how the world is. That is not how this person is. That is not how I am. It's just the latest thing that comes out of this head of mine. And I learned to try to lead as much as possible with my heart and not with my head because my heart is much more reliable. My love, my compassion, if I lead with that, I really can't go too wrong. I can't really mess things up too badly. I'd been in the process of messing things up for a long time. So I was in the stop messing things up business at that point. And so that was a very good strategy for me for a long time. It remains a good strategy. Yeah. Remembering too that those thoughts don't put down the drink. Those thoughts in my head, that self -talk and how vicious it was, didn't magically disappear when I stopped chugging tequila on a daily basis. That's the stuff. That's really the recovery part that you have to work on and shift that. And just having that understanding is so powerful too that I couldn't trust what my head was telling me early in the game. I needed outside counsel. I needed another human that was farther along in the process that I could talk those things through. I think, well, this is what my head's telling me. This is what I think I should do to have that person go, oh, no, that's not what you want to do at all. Exactly. Yeah. I totally relate to that. For me, the tone of the voice changed over time. It was equally unreliable, but it was not as negative over time. And that's actually one of the themes in Killing Hurt is that the main character, because he's been sober for a little while and he feels better and his life conditions have improved and he's living a sober life, he becomes much more confident in this voice in his head and he doesn't realize that he's still full of bad ideas. So he has all of these sort of judgments and all of his thinking and he's so sure of them because he's a smart guy and he establishes in the beginning of the book how smart he is and how vital that is to his character, but he's wrong all the time. It's like amazing how often this guy's wrong and that's me. That's how I walk through the life. That's kind of what I like to do with the book is whatever I'm journaling on, whatever I'm 10th stepping in my recovery, it ends up being sort of embedded in one of these characters somehow. Okay. So you just mentioned 10th stepping. So I want you to explain to everybody what that is because a vast piece of my audience is not going to understand what that means. Oh, sure. Yeah. So steps 10, 11 and 12 are in AA, the maintenance steps, meaning these are the steps that you're supposed to do for the rest of your life once you finish your step work. So the 10th step is essentially your inventory. So each night, the way that I do inventory is that I sit down with a notebook every night and I just write what's going on in my head and then I look at what's there and I try to identify where are my character defects at play in this story that's playing out in Will Thatcher's head. I point them out. I'm like, okay, there's some greed, there's some dishonesty, there's some fear, a lot of fear in my inventory.
"thatcher" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
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"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, Google, iHeart, whatever your favorite podcast platform is, please hit the five star rating and review and it supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. This content is brought to you by Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. I've been a user of Uphold since 2017, they're one of my go -to exchanges, they have 10 plus million users, 250 plus cryptocurrencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and equities on this platform. If you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Well, folks, I want to start off by talking about Hong Kong's big push towards crypto, opening up their doors and their gates, enabling a lot of financing and they have regulations now. And we know Hong Kong is under China's control. So this is really China's chess move here against the United States. China sees the United States is failing when it comes to crypto regulations and all the craziness that's going on here with the SEC and Gary Ganser. And they're doing a 180 from what they did years ago. Years ago, they banned crypto trading, they banned Bitcoin mining, now they're opening up their doors and they're doing it through Hong Kong, one of the major financial hubs in the world. And here's a quote from Bloomberg, Hong Kong has opened up to mass market trading of Bitcoin, part of the city's push to become a global hub. So we are in a crypto arms race, if you want to call it here, folks, and I've said it many times, any country that bans crypto, they are writing their economic death sentence because this is going to be a big part of the economy, not the only part, but obviously a big part of it. Blockchain and crypto will be powering a lot of things, AI and all these other things are going to be a part of it, of course, but everything will be running on the blockchain. So you have to embrace this Web3 technology. And here, Blockworks, they reported on this as well. They released an article, here's the title, why Hong Kong could be crypto's next center of gravity. A number of industry participants are eyeing the development of Hong Kong's crypto regulatory initiatives. So this is part of why I'm still bullish on crypto, despite the headwinds we're facing here in the United States, because crypto is not specific to the US, right? There's trading happening outside of the United States. There are people investing in crypto. There's a lot of capital and funds and a lot of building happening in UAE and Asian markets and much more. We saw the UK and the EU have passed crypto regulations and China, if I'm not mistaken, I think they're the second largest economy and I could be wrong there, but they're in the top five at least. They've got a lot of capital. There's a lot of funds there, folks, and they're looking to attract as much business. I think we saw some of the folks in Hong Kong, some of the financial regulators were even saying, hey, Coinbase and some of you companies are facing problems here in the United States, come set up shop in Hong Kong. So it's amazing what's happening and the United States better get its act together because this thing is moving fast around the world. Now let's move ahead. Speaking of the SEC and scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, folks, today we got a whole plethora releases of of FOIA requests from the SEC showing the larger scale conflicts of interest with Bill Hinman, Jay Clayton, and the Ethereum folks. We all know that Bill Hinman gave the Ethereum free pass speech. We know he was being paid by Simpson Thatcher, which was part of the Ethereum Alliance, clear conflict of interest. He ignored the ethics office, the SEC ethics office warnings that this is wrong. You're not supposed to be doing it. It's in fact criminal. And we know chairman at the time, Jay Clayton, rubber stamped the entire thing. He knew what was going on. So it's funny that we get this massive dump of further evidence after the ripple ruling. I'm telling you, Gary Gensler is not happy today. And in fact, they didn't want this to come out before. And it had, it took empire oversight, the nonprofit, a whistleblower organization to sue the SEC to get this. They have to sue folks to get this information. So here's what they tweeted out. The SEC has now turned over 324 pages of new documents in response to our crypto conflicts for your requests. The latest batch of documents follows a may foil lawsuit brought by empire oversight in the district of Columbia. Joseph Lubin and consensus played a more central role than previously known in then SEC director of corporate finance, William Hinman that's bill him and controversial June 14th, 2018 crypto speech Lubin listened to this folks, apparently also apparently brought Hinman and Ethereum creator, Vitalik Buterin together as the speech was drafted. Remember some of you who follow me on Twitter, I was calling out Vitalik saying, you are a hypocrite, sir. I respect you as a coder and you know what you built with Ethereum, but as a person, you're a piece of shit because you are trashing XRP holders, seeing a whole bunch of nonsense while you are doing some backroom deals with the corrupt SEC. Now empire oversight, the tweets continue here to set investors and attorneys closely associated with Ethereum were prominent on the list of a March 28, 2018 meeting on a crypto safe harbor proposal. On August 22nd, 2019 email show Hinman met with Simpson thatcher partner Chris Lynn while Lynn was representing Canaan, a crypto mining client on its IPO. Now Canaan was not only mining Bitcoin, they were mining Ethereum at a time because the Ethereum was proof of work. It was using the proof of work consensus back then before it went to proof of stake. So that's an important note. Finally they said here, SEC ethics office had repeatedly worn Hinman against such meetings since he was receiving millions of dollars in payments and since in Thatcher while at the SEC, but of course, Hinman, uh, you know, he ignored those warnings and of course he's not being held accountable. And both him and Jay Clayton went to go work in the crypto industry. Funny how that worked out, uh, here, John Deaton's crypto law. They said the following with regards to the release in the latest release of the SEC emails by empire oversight, an email from an SEC staffer proves that Hinman met with Simpson thatcher partner Chris Lynn while Lynn was representing a crypto mining company before Hinman's division, uh, for an IPO. Three days earlier, Hinman's division corresponded with Canaan and copied Lynn regarding the Simpson thatcher client's draft F1 statement. Hinman had been explicitly warned by the ethics office 19 months earlier. He had a bar under the criminal finance conflict with Simpson against any meetings with that firm. Um, folks, we have to keep exposing this because, uh, folks, we got to keep the, these people accountable and I highly recommend you go follow empower oversight and Jason Foster, who's the president. Once again, they're nonprofit. You can support them, but at least go give a like in a tweet, right? Even if you're not making a donation, get the information out there because I'm telling you Gary Gensler, Hinman, and these guys don't want this information out there, but we're going to hold them accountable. They work for the people, right? They were at the sec, they're there to serve the people. So even Jason Foster said, what is the secs office of inspector general doing about this? We have another pending foyer seeking all sec communications about our may, 2022 referral. Jason's absolutely right. What are they going to do? So this is where we got to contact our representatives, folks, contact Tom Emmer, all these folks, right? Who are in the house financial committee services, and I'm going to do the same thing.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"She did not appreciate being asked that, but she did good. Look, you know how it is, when you're in leadership positions in church, you have the ability to be a front seat observer of some miraculous work that's done by the hand of the Lord. And as a bishop, when you're in stake presidencies, you see that. When you're in old school, when you're a young winds president, you see that. I'm seeing it right and left. And it's because of being genuine in our approach to serve and try to be better and try to do right by the membership. But here's what it comes down to me. I remember about a decade ago, I was listening to the scriptures on audio. I was on a road trip and went through in Enos and then it was in Jeram. And all of a sudden I heard a scripture that just knocked me over. In fact, I had to stop. I pulled over the side of the road and rewound it. I don't know if that's a thing you do, rewind, 10 years ago, I don't know. Went back. And when was the last time you heard anyone say, yeah, scripture in Jeram had a series of where the plates keep getting passed down and people write a little bit, but they don't write a lot. And in Jeram chapter one, verse two, he talks about how he goes, look, I'm not going to write a whole lot of things. There's already been a lot that's been written. I'm not going to write about my prophesies and revelations because what more can be written than what was already said? Haven't my father's already declared the plan of salvation or the great plan of happiness? What more do we need? And I remember thinking, I go, bingo, that's it. That's it. There's a lot to our church. There's a lot of complexities to the gospel for sure. No doubt about it. But at the end of the day, again, coming back to the theme of hyper -focus and simplicity, it's the plan of salvation. And so I tell people all the time and with my war council and with our war, when they come in and chat, whether it's through temple recommended interviews, or if concerns or questions about the things that are going on in society and how that impacts the church. I tell them, I go, read that scripture and tell me how you feel. Do you understand the plan of salvation? And if you do, and if we all understand it and are committed and converted to it, then what does that mean? That means we're going to do our very best to adhere to it, to follow it, to reap the blessings of it personally. And then we're going to try to, and then we're going to be on the covenant path and then we're going to try to bring as many people along that path with us. And so to me, that's to answer your question, you know, being a leader has just put me in another position to be able to maybe extend a little more influence to try to bring in many more people along that path, which is following the savior's example. So ultimately return back to our father in heaven and to continue the great ministry, whatever that looks like after this lifetime, right? We're just learning how to develop more strengths right now that will help us here after. And it's exciting to think about that. And so I just, I'll just leave that with you that I know that
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"You need to go get your patriarchal blessing and read it and overlay the StrengthsFinder on top of that blessing or overlay the blessing on top of the StrengthsFinder and then tell me your observations or how you feel. But the same thing, you're right. StrengthsFinder is a tool, patriarchal blessings, your own general feelings on how you lean towards things, help you identify your talents and strengths. And I talk a lot about with the youth, they need to know that. I can tell if I ever came to your house, I'd probably spend a lot of time in front of your bookshelf looking at all the cool books you have about leadership or organizational behavior. And I think we're kindred spirits that way. Yeah, that's why I've been a listener for a long time. It's been great. Cool. Any other principal story concept that we can make sure we hit before we wrap up? Now, I'll share one other thing with you. In public service, in city government, most folks who go a traditional approach and want to be a city manager, I kind of did because my father was a city manager. When you go that route, there's actually a degree, typically public administration that you can, a master's in public administration that you can get for... Are you there, Kurt? Yeah, sorry, my camera just had a reset. Yeah, keep going. So I'll just say, hey, most folks that get into city management or local government, they might go get a master's in public administration or a master's in public policy or local affairs or governmental affairs. And a lot of these institutions, and I was fortunate to have gone to University of North Texas. University of North Texas is one of the top city government, city management programs, top in Texas, one of the top 10 in the United States. And a lot of these programs will share with you when you upon graduation, the oath of the Athenian city state. And I don't know if you're familiar with that. No, I've never heard of it.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"I'm just here to listen. And it just got quiet. Right. Everyone's like, what are we going to talk about? And he goes, well, what questions do you have? And no one had anything to offer. And one of bishops the goes, well, Bishop Thatcher needs some counsel. And he kind of said, he's struggling with this issue about how to handle all this youth stuff that's going on. And so I spoke up to provide context and I said, yeah, Elder Dunn, I'm just curious if it might be at all possible or the church might go back to the old young men's program. That would really help me out a lot. I get what they need. They really need us to be intentional with the youth, be present with them and help them lead and connect them with heaven. I get all that and we're there, but I'm drowning, planning, training, all that stuff. And he smiled and he looked at me. He looked at the bishops and said, here's the deal, brother. It's not ever going to change. What does need to change is the church's perspective of what a bishop's supposed to do. Right. And we've heard the Elder Cook that said, hey, the bishops that we grew up looking at, you know, what we expected of them are now what an Elder's Quorum president does. Right. And what we viewed the young men's president before is really what we need to view the bishop as now. And I remember sitting there back and I was like, well, I just politely got chastised by a general authority and I need to think differently. I was sitting there telling the state president for months, hey, I really need help. We need to go back to the old structure of alignment for youth programs. And it dawned on me that I need to lean on what I do best. Right. Why? I got four boys. I'm a baseball coach in my spare time when I'm not running a city or doing my side hustle as a bishop. And I thought, I need to be a coach.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Right. So you have to do certain things first and it evolves and layers on top of each other. And so there's been, Gallup has done a kind of a breakdown pyramid of how you come at these principles. And so I've, again, I've spent some time trying to figure out, okay, what does that look like at a ward level? If I'm already, it's the same concept. And I've created a little chart to show my ward council, hey, this is how this might look. But you're right. You said it. Not everyone has those experiences, getting this type of training or exposure to working with people. A lot of times when you go to church training, it's okay, here's the handbook or we're going to go to a stake leadership meeting. And so we're going to go in the chapel on our Sunday best and we're going to open with a prayer and a song. You're going to have testimony and they're going to tell us about some program we need to be rolling out, but we don't really get to the nitty gritty of how to tackle the hard stuff, too. So anyway, that's really helpful. Anything else around the engagement principle that we haven't touched on her? No, I just think if we look at our membership in our ward councils from what are their engagement needs, where you could probably, if you're experiencing as a bishop, if I'm experiencing a hiccup somewhere or frustration, it's probably because there's some sort of engagement need. I'm not meeting, I'm not helping them meet. And so I turn the script back on me and I look at it through those 12 lenses of, okay, how's the elders quorum president doing with these things or my ward as a whole? So. Love it. All right. The next principle is personal talents and strengths. So again, going back under the Gallup framework, right? They author the Strengths Finder stuff. I'm a big proponent of Strengths Finder and you've had some guest speakers talking about personal strengths. I love it at work.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"And as I read each chapter, I'm like, man, this has to do with brother and sister so -and -so who are doing this calling over here, or we're having this issue over in this organization. And I think this tool, this principle actually would help them. And I remember having a ward mission leader come to me just frustrated. He didn't, you know, back then the ward mission leaders reported to whoever in the bishopric got assigned. I don't know if it was an outline of the handbook that he needed to report to the bishop or whatever, or maybe it did. But he came to me and I didn't have any stewardship over work missionary efforts. He came to me and said, he said, brother Thatcher, I don't know what to do. I've been trying so hard to move the needle on missionary work in our ward, and I'm getting nowhere. I'm getting no support from any of the other organizations, from the bishopric. And he goes, you're the only one that will listen to me. And I thought, man, isn't that, you know, great, right? You know, and at that time, I read this book, or this chapter that talked about someone at work cares about me, right? That's a leader, a Gallup principle. Someone at work encourages my development. I receive recognition and praise. And those are just some of the ones I just read those chapters. I'm like, this ward mission leader needs this attention. And so I forget where a little bit later that I came across a book who took the same Gallup framework and in a church setting, a faith based setting, he took those same 12 principles and said, this is how it might work in kind of the evangelical setting, or even Protestant, other Protestant mainstream religions. And so I've tried to figure out, okay, how do I apply that at the ward level? And so I've introduced this to my ward council. It's hard to get, people aren't wired to learn for leadership. It's hard to connect some of these things.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Do think there's always an opportunity to see things from the other people's point of view. Go walk in their shoes. I love Dale Carnegie's book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. That was introduced to me when I was on my mission in Paris. I've stuck with those concepts since. But it's hard. Some people aren't wired that way to have those conversations. And I think to the extent you can say, I think I understand where you're coming from and try to allow someone to have another respect and use. I think it's one of the podcasts from your, I forget, I'm not sure if it was Deanna Murphy or who that basically talked about questions and how to give feedback and basically said, hey, use the concept of my observations or this. And I see this is how you react. You do that. That law. I use that right and left work in that church. And that seems to help. Yeah. I love the framing of the observations. I'm trying to think which one that would be as well. I'll have to hunt it down. We'll put it in the show notes if I find it. But I love, because it's so easy to default to an accusation. So and so told me, you said such and such. I was like, wait, wait a minute. That's not the situation. But to say, this is what I'm seeing. Help me see this in reality or what's really going on there. This is what I observed. And then, it's non -threatening and you can go from there. Yeah. I had it in the professional world. I had a city director that wasn't performing well at all. And it was very difficult. And everyone liked this person. And I had brought him in. This was another city. And I said, hey, we need to have a conversation about how things are going for you in your role. I got to tell you as an observer, this is what I've seen. This is how I think it's making others react based on what I'm seeing and what you're doing.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"But they still have the option of going that direction. Right. And I've been fortunate to have mayors that understand that partnership and the swim lanes of what is the role of city manager versus the mayor. And occasionally I would go to the mayor and say, okay, Hey, I'm hearing these conversations with these council members or this constituency trying to influence this council member. We need to have a conversation this way, or Hey, so -and -so has stepped over the line. Would you help me by maybe having a conversation with that council person? Because I do lean on the mayor to kind of facilitate a good council governance culture. And I take all the staff obligations, make sure they're running well and whatnot. And so I haven't had any issues. Now, there are horror stories out there. You hear about them. My father's a career city manager. He's been a city manager his whole life. He's still a city manager now. He's had some situations where a line is drawn in the sand and he's being told exactly what to do that maybe violates the city charter. And so you got to have a strong ethics. You got to have tough skin. You got to be ready to have to react to the most challenging circumstance you never thought you would have to. And that comes in all kinds of forms of likeness. Yeah. And it sounds like, I mean, I just think of the emails different and questions that we get here at Leading Saints about how to handle this situation, that situation. And it's sort of funny just how like 90 % of the answer is, sounds like you just need to go have a conversation with somebody. And to handle that dynamic, it's like you've got to be willing to walk into an office and say, hey, this is what I'm hearing. Let's sit down and talk about it. Right. I do think the most successful city managers, and you could even say the
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"She did not appreciate being asked that, but she did good. Look, you know how it is. When you're in leadership positions in the church, you have the ability to be a front seat observer of some miraculous work that's done by the hand of the Lord. And as a bishop, and when you're in stake presidencies, you see that. When you're in old school, when you're a young winds president, you see that. I'm seeing it right and left. And it's because of being genuine in our approach to serve and try to be better and try to do right by the membership. But here's what it comes down to for me. I remember about a decade ago, I was listening to the scriptures on audio. I was on a road trip and went through an anus and then I was in Jeram. And all of a sudden I heard a scripture that just knocked me over. In fact, I had to stop. I pulled over the side of the road and rewound it. I don't know if that's a thing you do, rewind, 10 years ago, I don't know. Went back. And when was the last time you heard anyone say, yeah, scripture in Jeram had a profound impact on me, right? That's the series of where the plates keep getting passed down. And people write a little bit, but they don't write a lot. And in Jeram chapter one, verse two, he talks about how he goes, look, I'm not going to write a whole lot of things. There's already been a lot that's been written. I'm not going to write about my prophesies and revelations, because what more can be written than what was already said? Haven't my father's already declared the plan of salvation or the great plan of happiness? What more do we need? And I remember thinking, I go, bingo, that's it. That's it. There's a lot to our church. There's a lot of complexities to the gospel, for sure. No doubt about it.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Questions do you have? And no one had anything to offer. And one of the bishops goes, well, Bishop Thatcher needs some counsel. And he kind of said, he's struggling with this issue about how to handle all this youth stuff that's going on. And so I spoke up to provide context. I said, yeah, elder Dunn, I'm just curious if it might be at all possible or the church might go back to the old young men's program. That would really help me out a lot. I get what they need. They really need us to be intentional with the youth, be present with them and help them lead and connect them with heaven. I get all that and we're there, but I'm drowning planning, training, all that stuff. And he smiled and he looked at me. He looked at the bishops and said, here's the deal, brother. It's not ever going to change. What does need to change is the church's perspective of what a bishop's supposed to do. Right. And we've heard the, I think it was Elder Cook that said, Hey, the bishops that we grew up looking at, you know, what we expected of them are now what an elders' quorum president does. Right. And what we viewed the young men's president before is really what we need to view the bishop as now. And I remember sitting there back and I was like, well, I just politely got chastised by a general authority and I need to think differently. I was sitting there telling the state president for months, Hey, I really need help. We need to And it dawned on me that I need to lean on what I do best. Right. Why? I got, I got four boys. I'm a baseball coach. When I, in my spare time, when I'm not running a city or doing my side hustle as a bishop. And, and I thought I need to be a coach. Right. And so I ended up getting up in a fifth Sunday with the, with my adult members and letting them know I did a state of the ward type address.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"So you have to do certain things first and it evolves and layers on top of each other. And so there's been, Gallup has done a kind of a breakdown pyramid of how you come at these principles. And so I've, again, I've spent some time trying to figure out, okay, what does that look like at a ward level if I already use the same concept? And I've created a You're right. You said it. Not everyone has those experiences, getting this type of training or exposure to working with people. A lot of times when you go to church training, it's, okay, here's the handbook, or we're going to go to a stake leadership meeting. And so we're going to go in the chapel on our Sunday best, and we're going to open with a prayer and a song, we're going to have testimony, and they're going to tell us about some program we need to be rolling out. But we don't really get to the nitty gritty of how to tackle the hard stuff, too. Oh, that's really helpful. Anything else around the engagement principle that we haven't touched on or? No, I just think if we look at our membership in our ward councils from what are their engagement needs, where you could probably, if you're experiencing as a bishop, if I'm experiencing a hiccup somewhere or frustration, it's probably because there's some sort of engagement need, I'm not meeting, I'm not helping them meet. Yeah. And so I turn the script back on me, and I look at it through those 12 lenses of, okay, how's the elders quorum president doing with these things or my ward as a whole? So. Love it. All right. The next principle is personal talents and strengths. So again, going back under the Gallup framework, right, they author the strengths finder stuff. I'm a big proponent of strengths finder, and you've had some guest speakers talking about personal strengths. I love it at work. I have all my directors, my assistant directors and managers do the strengths finder.
"thatcher" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Read each chapter, I'm like, man, this has to do with brother and sister so -and -so who are doing this calling over here or we're having this issue over in this organization. And I think this tool, this principle actually would help them. And I remember having a ward mission leader come to me just frustrated. He didn't, you know, back then the ward mission leaders reported to whoever in the bishopric got assigned. I don't know if it was an outline of the handbook that it needed to report to the bishop or whatever, or maybe it did. But he came to me and I didn't have any stewardship over ward missionary efforts. He came to me and said, he said, brother Thatcher, I don't know what to do. I've been trying so hard to move the needle on missionary work in our ward and I'm getting nowhere. I'm getting no support from any of the other organizations, from the bishopric. And he goes, you're the only one that will listen to me. And I thought, man, isn't that great? And at that time, I read this book or this chapter that talked about someone at work cares about me. That's a Gallup principle. Someone at work encourages my development. I receive recognition and praise. And those are just some of the ones I just read those chapters. I'm like, this ward mission leader needs this attention. And so I forget where a little bit later that I came across a book who took the same Gallup framework and overlaid it in a church setting, a faith based setting. He took those same 12 principles and said, this is how it might work evangelical in the setting or even Protestant, other Protestant mainstream religions. And so I've tried to figure out, okay, how do I apply that at the ward level? And so I've introduced this to my ward council. It's hard to get people aren't wired to learn for leadership. It's hard to connect some of these things. But I also remember having a seminary teacher come to just fed up.
Is the Word 'Conservative' Applicable Today? Dr. Steve Turley Explains
"Conservative, at least I think I am. I hate labels, I grew up under Maggie Thatcher. I guess I'm a paleo con or an old school conservative. But here's the problem, Steve. So theoretically conservatives want to conserve. They want to conserve that which has been demonstrated over millennia to work. Traditional values, the family, man is a man, woman is a woman and so forth. Conserve that which we know works. But in the last 80 years, they've destroyed that. So there is nothing to conserve. I mean, unless you go out to the rural, the heartland, there's nothing to conserve of any value where there is political power. So here's my question to you. Is the word conservative applicable today, if not what do we need to call it? And then secondly, how much harder is the job of those like you and me and those who believe in our nations in the westphalian system and national sovereignty and traditional values to be successful if we're basically recreating, we have to revivify that which the left is dismantled dismantled in the last 80 years since, you know, Antonio gramsci. Yeah, wow. Yeah. How many more questions? Many, many, but let's start with these ones. Oh, that's brilliant. No, I think you're right. I mean, conservatism is going through sort of a redefinition right now with the neocons getting pushed out. Finally, mercifully. And thanks to your team coming in in 2016, 2017. Yeah, to be right. To be and I love how you say things that work for a thousand years because that's the way I think we have to think. That's why I use the term Christendom in the book. I didn't just want to the original title was something on the coming Christian majority. And I got pushed back on that by some colleagues saying no, no, no. I mean, we got to go deeper. This isn't just pat Robertson two. Kind of thing. This is pat Robertson is dependent on generations generations and generation form. So definitely conservatism today, I think, is much more of the, you know, Russell Kirk and Edmund Burke sort of traditionalist. It's one who believes. Are we trad cons? Yeah, there you go. That's right. We are, we are. Medieval cons, something like that, right?
Mark Levin Pays Homage to Historian Paul Johnson
"A great historian passed away By the name of Paul Johnson They truly great historian It was British but he wrote a fantastic book about American history About Jewish history world history the guy was absolutely brilliant I think he wrote like 40 books maybe more When he was very young he started out as a leftist slowly began to move more conservative and then when he saw what the trade unions were doing in Britain particularly in London and shutting down the entire country and their industries and all And then when he saw what Margaret Thatcher did to break the nation's hold from the blackmailer was taking place over there and how she turned things around He moved to the conservative camp But he was a fantastic writer and historian He was 94 and I just wanted to mention it because certainly one of my favorite Paul Johnson passed away Now here's a man alive 94 years and 90 9% of the public's never heard of before It's the way it goes
"thatcher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"For you, she was your queen. To us, she was a queen. To us all. She would be with us forever. We will remember and perpetuate the values she never seized to embody and promote. The moral fortitude of democracy and freedom. A tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II from Emmanuel Macron. The French president. Pitchers come again now sent around the world of King Charles the third, touching down from balmoral, Scotland, just mama sugawa, now heading to Buckingham Palace where a little bit later on this evening in the United Kingdom, 6 p.m. local time, so 1 p.m. eastern will have an address from the kingdom to the nation and as you've rightly pointed out so I'm not just the nation to the world. I think to the world and is President Biden and doctor Biden, I believe John are confirmed now attend the funeral. And others will, I hearken back to 1963. It's my only equivalent to shock of Charles De Gaulle in highly Selassie of Ethiopia standing there at Arlington cemetery seared in my childhood. I don't mean that there's an equivalent there, but at the same time, I do think that the enormity of what we may see, I believe, ten at least scheduled Monday up next week could be really significant. When if a confirmation of that term? Well, when? Waiting for confirmation. We're waiting for excuse me waiting for confirmation to come. This is an honor, and we've had an extraordinary first day, John Lisa and I say thank you to our team working around the clock since the death of the queen to bring you voices of perspective. Daniel Jurgen is an S&P Global author of a few books on oil and also definitive, the commanding heights, the battle between government and the marketplace, the remaking of a modern world, the Queen Elizabeth was so much a part of. Doctor Jurgen, thank you so much for joining us. And I go back to a conversation you and I had after the death of baroness Thatcher of a funeral you attended with great emotion in London and the politics of Thatcher and such, there was a relationship of the commanding heights of British politics, always with the queen. What will that relationship look like forward with a king? Well, this is a king of course is very much part of the
Even the Greats Were Once Despised, Considered 'Controversial'
"Who are the great people But they just embraced and accepted Churchill Churchill was despised He was considered extremely controversial Now we all know what a tremendous leader Churchill was George S. Patton He didn't conduct himself like other general He wasn't a Millie A Mattis a Kelly one of our greatest generals ever More recently England England was dying in the 1970s The government owned almost all the industries the labor movement had been taken over by the marxists It looked like there was no end That what was going to take place They elected the iron lady Margaret Thatcher A few years later in our own country after Jimmy Carter and the Democrats the country was sinking We elected Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan was not supported by his party the Republican establishment In Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is considered controversial He's not controversial Again one of the great leaders of all times And if the Israelis are smart they'll bring them back especially now since they're on the brink Many of you may not know this but Abraham Lincoln was considered very controversial
"thatcher" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To provide cheaper bills for businesses and we don't have the power to do that. Unless the government simply gives money away to companies who aren't imposing fair prices as it is. And that can't be right. Rebecca, a question about female leadership, which is an issue close to my heart. Third female prime minister, third female conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher Theresa May now list trust, they have fewer female MPs on the conservative side than labor does. I mean, come on, does labor not need a female leader? I'm sure you'll be with me on this cry. Well, I thought so, but obviously other people didn't but you know what I'm saying? Indeed. Are you surprised are you surprised that given the economic challenges facing this country, Rebecca, that labor aren't polling better? Okay, you got a ten, a ten point lead, but given everything that this country is facing, you must be slightly disappointed that you're not doing better. I think we've got a significant power lead at the moment and that's not to be sniffed at. But I think if we're going to keep that pollie going at hope that it labor conference will now start to set out some very detailed long-term policies. The shorts are in policies are very much needed, but we need to set out a vision of what the country will look like under a labor government. And as I said earlier, that requires a huge emphasis on industrial strategy, real leveling, not the leveling up that's been abdicated by the Conservative Party and also setting out how that by growing that economy and developing that industrial strategy so that we're competing with leading industrial nations around the world. We're not at the moment. In fact, on research and development, I think we're aiming for 2.4% other countries are at 3% of their GDP when it comes to we're aiming for 2.4% other countries are at 3% of their GDP when it comes to research and development. We need to really up our game and I'm sure we'll certainly do that as the months go on within the Labor Party and we'll see some exciting things coming out. Okay, let's see yes how party conference season develops not far off Rebecca long Bailey, my thanks to the former shadow Secretary of State for business energy and industrial strategy current labor MP. I mean, nationalization, re nationalization of energy, companies, has long been in the stomping ground of the Labor Party that work closer to that than perhaps we've ever been in the past certainly in Europe we have been, but very interesting to get Rebecca's views. You're listening to Bloomberg. Markets, headlines and breaking news 24 hours a day. The Bloomberg business app and good for both quick take. This is a Bloomberg business flash. 9
Newt Gingrich Previews New Book 'Defeating Big Government Socialism'
"It's defeating big government socialism saving America's future This is it isn't it new it's now or never That's right And what drove me to write the book is I'm pretty sure we're going to win a performance based election because they're doing so badly in the Biden administration and the democratic Congress But if all you win is on performance that lets them come back later and say well those were just the personalities The ideas are really okay and give us another chance I mean we've been through this with Lyndon Johnson with Jimmy Carter Went through it with Barack Obama And in a sense what you have with Biden is a further left wing version of Obama and we want to we want to defeat the core ideas as well as defeating the people who have such terrible policies at a practical level and I learned this from a Margaret Thatcher who had set out to defeat socialism starting in 1975 when she became the opposition leader and she destroyed socialism as an alternative in Britain no left wing labor leader has become prime minister in 40 years And we need a campaign and this is the whole point of defeating big government socialism as a book We need a campaign that drives home this is not because Joe Biden has caught in the problems It's not because Kamala Harris has a weird laugh It's not because anyone see is just plain strange The things they believe in do not work their destructive they hurt Americans and they hurt America and we need to defeat the ideas they have as well as the policies
"thatcher" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"He could constitutionally do these things. I don't think he will. But I thought he would have stood down after the vote in no confidence because every other one of his predecessors. Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher, if you remember, Michael heseltine stood against her in a leadership election, and she won. She just didn't win by enough, and so she stood down and resigned as party leader and ultimately as prime minister. That's the model that ordinary people would follow. Comparing ordinary people and Margaret Thatcher. But he hasn't done that. So who knows? There's still time for him to throw some of the curve ball. So I mean, I've seen a lot of speculation about this, but to your mind, after we go through this process, however long it takes, who is likely to be next and is there any will there be any effects on actual policy assuming that there's not another election? Is the British government going to do something else? And who's going to be the next prime minister? I hate that question. A few years ago, when Theresa May stood down, there's a ready short list. When David Cameron stood down, there was a ready short list. The conservatives have been in government now for 12 years. And the knock on effect this has is anybody who is considered an a lister. Anybody who's on the front bench. They've been in government long enough. They've been ministers long enough where they've had to make some unpopular decisions and they've alienated people. Not only people in the who vote against the conservatives, but they alienate people who support the conservatives for some of their policy choices. And so whereas in the past, you could see, well, even two years ago, Rishi sunak, the departed Chancellor of the exchequer. He was very popular. People thought he was going to be the next leader. And then he made some decisions in, I think, was the autumn statement, not a budget, but kind of a Proto budget. This is what the budget is going to look like in 6 months time. That was all about raising taxes, cutting spending. And raising taxes is not something that makes Conservative Party members very happy. And so his star faded quite a bit. Michael gove, same could be said about him, especially his duration as education minister. He only needed all the teachers. And so it's really difficult to find somebody who's going to lead the party who hasn't been somehow damaged within the party itself. And so this is why what I'm thinking will happen. It's going to be somebody we haven't heard of. The way it works is the parliamentary Conservative Party will whittle down the list to two, and then those two will be presented to the conservative membership and there's about a 100,000 Conservative Party members in the country who will make that decision. But I really think it's going to be somebody who we really haven't heard of. Again, much like when Thatcher stood down, people were looking at the Michael hesitancy in the tug was heard to the world. Nobody had heard of John Major. He came out of nowhere. Yeah, he had been Chancellor for 25 minutes or something like that. But the point being, he hadn't been in government long enough to alienate people. And so I honestly, I don't know an answer to that question in terms of policy. Again, it depends.
Like Country, Like City: Failing Under the Left's Control
"Can you give me an example of a city that is implemented The full boat liberal agenda That has just prospered and flowered I mean where you have full monopolistic control and you haven't been stopped San Francisco New York you were stopped They got two terms of Giuliani It's since been on even Bloomberg outside of the gun control stuff was relatively reasonable on the economic stuff Before he went crazy with all the gun confiscation nonsense so New York it was the cycle was broken and we got de Blasio and it all went back again but they haven't managed to destroy the whole thing yet But what they've had monopolistic control everywhere You look at these countries they fall apart these country states and cities like San Francisco and I brought up countries because Chile just elected a communist This is a relatively prosperous South American country that in a matter of weeks and months has managed to almost completely fall apart You've got this guy in Mexico Amlo as well The destruction wrought by these people is just incredible Like you don't have a single example you can produce of success yet we have a ton of them Texas Florida Ronald Reagan's years in office I mean Margaret Thatcher's revitalization of the United Kingdom's economy our examples are all over I can see here all day
Patriot Academy Founders Discuss Ronald Reagan's Inspiring Last Speech
"Of the patriot academy, Rick green, and their spokesman colonel Allen west. You just referenced Reagan's famous speech, the point du hawk speech, which he gave in Normandy, was at an 87, 86. I can't remember when he gave that before. 84. Okay, but you said, oh, I'm sorry, of course, because it was the anniversary of D-Day. Okay, but you said that you heard Reagan speak more recently and they played clips from that great speech. This was 94 and it was the last public speaker who gave on his birthday. And we're waiting on he and Margaret Thatcher to come out and they're playing those speeches on the screen. And I'm watching that speech is a 22 year old and the guy sitting next to me we brought with us from Athens, Texas, name is George McCormick. He was a bomber pilot in World War II, great American great patriot. And as I'm watching the speech, I realize I look over mister McCormick, he's bawling. I mean, literally tears running down his eyes, we're all sitting there in our tuxedos because Reagan's taking him back to those days of sacrifice. And then I realized, wait a minute, this guy is the first time in my life it's real. This guy was willing to go around the world and die. So the two generations later I could sit here and be free. So kind of like I feel when I'm sitting next to colonel west, the people that were willing to die for my freedom, how do I honor that? Well, I honor it the way Lincoln said to honor it by having an increased devotion to the cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. So it was really that night sitting next to mister McCormick, I said, I want to become a student of freedom, want to know how we got it, how we protect it. And most importantly, how do we pass it as Alan said to the next generation? How do we make sure the torch is intact when we hand it to them and that we train them on how to be free. And so then
The Insulting Incompetence of Kamala Harris
"Just touch a little bit more on this Kamala Harris situation and then we'll move on. But in a country that is so wealthy, so sophisticated with so much talent to send someone like Kamala Harris to represent us. I mean, that's how shallow the benches of our government, that's the best offer that we have. And it really kind of shows this trajectory of the west. So we go from Maggie Thatcher, we go from the iron lady to the cackling clown in just two generations. How is that possible? Well, you look and I'm just talking about female leaders here. Let alone the male leaders that were sending abroad, like Tony blinken and Pete Buttigieg, who just physically embody weakness and a tepid nature, not strength or clarity or precision. And it really kind of goes to show you have someone like Maggie Thatcher who was an honorable strong and courageous woman who led the United Kingdom in tandem with Ronald Reagan and did such a phenomenal job protecting western values in western civilization to very quickly almost like in two generations someone like Kamala Harris, who not just as unqualified, but she distinctly should be disqualified from doing this type of work. From the iron lady to the cackling clown. It's the position that the west is in. So I
Daniel Horowitz Analyzes Republicans' Responses on Russia Involvement
"And I really don't think we should get bogged down in vitriol on this because there's a lot of middle ground in this okay I mean obviously as I mentioned in the beginning of the show as discussed about Israel often you know if Israel stopped fighting tomorrow they'd be obliterated If the Palestinians stopped fighting their BPs The same thing applies to Russia and Ukraine right now Putin is clearly the aggressor in this situation regardless of what you feel our involvement should be Sure I mean I think a lot of the disagreement on the right stems from being played an unideal hand for so many years What do you do now And to me it all gets back to the fact that the whole nostalgia of the Soviet Union and defending Eastern Europe from the Soviet Union back in the days of Pope John Paul Margaret Thatcher Ronald Reagan that's predicated on a moral and just west United States government NATO government We have so many problems here at home with governments that are no longer democracies Reagan used to quip about you can go to the Oval Office and say breaking sucks as president and you could go to Gorbachev and say Reagan sexist person and get away with it That's good And I played that on my show recently and I was thinking it's so sad to look at Trudeau and gradually what's happening here with DHS monitoring opposition people being thrown in jail for political crimes without bail we have our problems here so that's why a lot of us have a difficult time barreling in headfirst to a foreign conflict before we even get into the details just because NATO is corrupt The United States government I hate to say has a lot of problems with it So we're not going to be able to sustain the proper policy
Comparing the American and British Systems of Government
"The American system of government is unique in many respects, the founders thought of it as a nervous order, seclorum, a new order for the ages, but while being unique in some respects, it is also continuous to a degree inherited from these system of government in England in Great Britain. But when we look at Great Britain, we see that it has a different form of democracy than we do. We have constitutional democracy. I don't know if you know, but Great Britain does not have a constitution. There's no constitution. We have a so called presidential system of government. And they have a parliamentary system of government. Now, India, in fact, where I grew up also has a parliamentary system, very much modeled on the English system. And one key difference by the way between the English system and the American system is that in the English system, you run for office as a member of a party. And so for example, Margaret Thatcher or Boris Johnson, they're running as the leader of the Tory party. And then you have another guy who's running as the leader of the Labor Party, and whichever party wins, that party's man, a woman becomes the leader, becomes the prime minister. And in that sense, you may say that the prime minister is coming out of the legislative branch because the legislative branch is the party that has been chosen by the people to rule or to legislate to make to make laws. Interestingly, if you are a leader of one party, let's say your Margaret Thatcher and your Tori and you're the leader of the Tory party. And there's a fight within the Tory party and your challenge by other Tory members and the Tories to take a vote and decide we'd rather have a different leader, you're out as prime minister. Now notice that doesn't happen in America. The Democrats in the House or Senate can't get together and say, listen, we no longer want Joe Biden. Let's get rid of him. And Biden's out. No, Biden's not out why, because Biden is independently elected as the president directly by the people, or at least so the story goes. And the point being that when you're elected in America by the people, as the president, you have independent authority, you're not your position is not somehow obligated to your party or to the legislature at all.
Schumer's Trillions by Tarzana Joe
"The senate's spending trillions but the house would like some more they want it to be five but they could compromise it for soon. They'll reach agreement but joe's signature won't end it or once. They've gone past it. It will be a job to spend it or if you stack them one by one dollars so finish forget it. It's a job that you would never ever finish. I've done the mathematics for my number challenged peers. Assuming they spend evenly across the next four years. Let's say it's just four trillion. Then they'll have to find a way to pay out two point seven billion each and every day in the dc universe who needs a superpower the drop one hundred million dollars each and every hour to act with such a dasan. I give them my respects but no one has the stamina to write out all those checks and like the seeds from cottonwoods. When summer windsor blowing no one has the auditors to track. Where it's all going margaret thatcher said it and i used to think it's funny the government could reach the end of other people's money budgets kept increasing and the government survived but the day that she envisioned. I think sadly has arrived so welcome to the green new deal inflation. That's unending all brought to you in the disguise of infrastructure spending. That's brewster's millions. I'm sorry schumer's trillions by tarzana. Joe
"thatcher" Discussed on Talk Radio 1190 KFXR
"To our morning show as well as this the evening show, so we try not to replay Very many segments, and we've even reduced that even more of late, But ever so often, something special happens. And that was a guest. We had this morning name Simon Campbell. And I want you to listen to what he said at a school board meeting, criticizing them over critical race theory. And I'm going to play you just a little bit of my conversation with him. I hope you'll go to the podcast and hear it all for yourself. This is your call to arms to take back your country. This Englishman who came here and became a citizen. Is determined that we get off our butts and fight back here. Here's what he said at the school board meeting, And then we talked to him. You'll hear a brief part of that You can hear the entirety of it on our podcast. I'm here to speak today. I believe Gary, you said it was item KKK in the agenda book. Well, isn't that just a perfect perfect summation of what it is? I'm here to talk about KKK your proposed new school board policy seeking once again to limit the constitutionally protected speech of American citizens. Now. When I start on this school board, I believe some of you old timers might remember this. A union guy spoke at public comment for five minutes and ripped me a new one. He called me the bastard child of Margaret Thatcher. I sat there and I said to myself, Okay, Fair enough. Welcome to America. He considers me a bastard. Because I'm in the government. His logic is sound. Now. What happened was the superintendent and the school solicitor at the time freaked out and they didn't put the tape online the next day, and I called them up and I said, Get the type online now before we get sued for censorship. Yelled at the solicitor to me. I asked him what law school he went to because it was clearly constitutionally protected. Rhetorical hyperbole. I can cite the case if you'd like. And I said to pull along the superintendent at the time, you'll never cut the tape began. Paul, by the way, Bastard child amount with Thatcher. I took it as a compliment. Now you snowflakes apparently have a bigger problem with public comment. It seems to me that you think you can supersede the United States Constitution. Well,.
"thatcher" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Trip. Report. Taj It's as a child born in 1970. You grew up under Maggie Thatcher, One of her kids is called Thatcher and I do hope that is because of the great Margaret Thatcher. But we won't ask. We'll just leave it out there. Follow her right now. The host of the Megan Kelly show, download the podcast subscribed to it. Check her out on YouTube also follow her at a Megan Kelly on Twitter, Meghan. You know me? You cut me and I believe conservativism. My dad escaped from a communist political prison in the 1956 again. Revolution So I can't get that out of my blood. I grew up under Thatcher so I supported Maga. I went into the White House. But even I for a second. Was with the president today at Andrews Air Force Base where we bid him farewell. Then I watched the inauguration speech. I was just waiting for that 12th attempt. Where the incoming president would have said it stops. Now we're not going to demonize Americans because of their skin color. We're not going to say the National Guard is 90% white males, Therefore, their domestic threat on we're not going to have a cancel culture on anybody who votes Republican Am I dreaming? Are we Are we condemned for the next four years to see even more cancel culture as somebody who's in the bloodstream of the media. What should we prepare for? I don't know if I'm in the bloodstream anymore about certainly spent a lot of years in it, and I do think we are in for that. I think you know Chris Wallace was saying that the Joe Biden's speech was the most. It was like the greatest he's ever heard. Yeah. Okay, So, look, I appreciate the politics doesn't always have to be a blood sport. That kind of thing. That's fine. That's good messaging. But the race sort of messaging throughout which is divisive. It's very divisive. Just telegraphed his supporters and everybody that they're going to double and triple down on this. I mean, we're stuck with this narrative about white supremacy and about all Trump supporters being essentially plans then that is what they believe. Not just from them, but from the media. And I really think you know that if people don't start standing up and challenging this, and I know it's easy for you and me, we have platforms..
New Years Eve Festivities
"Happy new year listeners. We made it as finally less than twenty four hours left in the year. Twenty twenty if you're just joining us. Welcome i'm alistair myrddin. And this is superstitions a spotify original from podcast in this podcast we use short stories to explore the ways in which human beings interact with luck and fate in each episode. We peel back the layers of mystery surrounding peculiar rituals totems and practices. Today's episode is a very special one. C. you may not believe in santa claus leprechauns or the easter bunny. But new year's eve is the one holiday where everyone becomes a little superstitious because the future is uncertain and new year's eve is when we take a moment out of our lives to face that uncertainty head on according to cultures around the world. What you do on new year's eve will determine the trajectory of the next three hundred and sixty five days for good and ill. So maybe don't relax on this. Last day of twenty twenty after ruled a whole new year is at stake coming up. We'll see some practices from people around the globe and hope none of them drop the bowl. Time never stops it. Never waits never stand still for anyone throughout human history. We've given it to name a face a persona. Even cronos carla banged goon. Bang rune the knowns father time all these deeds he's only there to moscow truth. That time is the one thing that will remain forever out of human control when our story starts time is running out all over the world. It was already january. First in the area known as ut. C plus fourteen the earliest time zone senator earth but in the western hemisphere it was still december thirty first and all manner of hustling and bustling was afoot in. London beleaguered playwrights. Emily jordan would receive a parcel from her irish mother containing a single sprig of mistletoe. And a note saying. Please put this under your pillow when you go to sleep tonight. Emily knew what this charm was supposed to mean. It was a way to ensure a single woman found romance in the new year in atlanta georgia griffin. The hair murphy was also rushing out for some last-minute groceries. He found himself laying. Low the business partner darius who insisted they have collard greens and black-eyed peas. Dinner who was griffin to deny a southern tradition. Farther north america's central hub for new year's new york city was teeming with activity there. Ruth oltman gathered dozens and dozens of confetti poppers and blowers of various sizes. She was once told that noisemakers with scare off evil spirits and in her haunted brooklyn apartment complex. She wouldn't take any chances at the same time in midtown manhattan. A man named thatcher refused to loan out any money to his friends. He saw on a logistical online. That it was bad luck too low. Now money new year's eve it lonely guarantee they'll keep coming back to you for the rest of the year. Each of these individuals was engaged in different superstitious ritual. They followed wildly different rules. That had originated in different parts of the globe yet. They all had the same purpose to ensure good fortune of one form or another in the coming year. What none of these people realized indeed. What very few people understand is that it wasn't just their personal luck on the line. For new year's eve is special. It's a gateway in time a moments when all humanity takes a deep breath then walks hand in hand into the future and it's in moments like these that anything can happen
There Is Real Value In The 'Truthiness' Of Fictionalised History
"Fictionalized. History is essentially where you take something out of history and event or person and you sprinkle on a little bit of featuring a little bit of creative and poetic license if you like to try and make that story. More relatable more understandable more relevant to a modern audience perhaps and a great example of that would be some of these series. That you see on netflix or movies that you see on netflix. For example like the crown. Which is the story of the british royal family now. The current series has just recently launched. And it's cop the bit of flack for historical inaccuracies. And that's led to a conversation about the role of fictionalized history. Because in a way it's a lie. It's not a truth. But then the people who defend this version this autistic version is fictionalized of history. Will tell you that the truth is generally a failing nuance thing truth and reality of failing nuanced. And it's pretty hard to get those nuances across in maybe a ten episode series or two l. movie but by by adding a little creative round the story as low as it's true to the overall message it's actually a much better way to get that message across and to get a better understanding of the reality of history maybe the truth of history but the reality of history and it's something that i heard russell brand talking about today where he talked about the truthfulness which i think is a great would describe it because it's not strictly speaking. The truth is not the facts but it actually really is reality. Probably if it's done well and most people tend to say that this current series of the crown is still getting the overall message across. It's not necessarily the one hundred percent of the things that happened off. Factually correct about the truthfulness of it is still there. And i think the thing that they're coming across now is. The current series is about margaret thatcher. Times and princess diana's times which this people alive today still recall those events and so they poking holes in the history whereas the facts of the history whereas in previous episodes previous series. Sorry of the same show. They were talking so far back. That people weren't necessarily alive to question. So i think in a world of fake news. I think it's an interesting perspective. to think about. The truth innis of fictionalized history. Because if you really want to tell a story you've gotta get it relevant to today's audience. You've got to get the audience engaged. And i think a little bit of fiction around the facts is probably a good way to do it again. In light of the world the world of fake news that we live in that fake news era that has been created around us. I just think it's an interesting perspective on a friday.
The Crown season 4
"I am now joined by. Amanda dobbins our resident expert. Amanda thanks for joining me again. My pleasure your pleasure to watch these middle. Three episodes of the crown season four absolutely crushing. It this stuff. Is this really good. We're talking today about favorites fagin and taryn knowle's ands basically. It's the episode with all the kids. The episode with the guy breaks into the palace and the episode. Where charles and diana go to australia. And i have to say that i think four. I've seen a few people dating for here and there for some reason. Maybe because it's too too well kind of put too much of a bow on it. I think it's fucking extraordinary. Like if i i thought that favorites was a really like startling achievement in dramatic writing and just in terms of the amount of stuff that they burn through in the way that they bring all these characters. What did you. What did you think of that episode. I agree with you. And i have not seen any criticisms because i don't really consume social media anymore but anyone who thinks it's too neat or they put a bow on it. I guess find another show This is peter. Marin is a playwright. There is a lot of construction and intentional cinematic and exposition all dialogue and set pieces built into this. It's not. it's not that it's obvious but all of it is very crafted. So i agree with you that i thought episode four was tremendous in terms of the amount of like and setup that they managed to convey to you in a very effective way. Because we don't really know anything about two of the four children barely met any of them and has been kind of a side character and so there are four children who get their own scenes and moments and so you have to develop those characters. You have to develop the queen's relationship to all of them. You also have the margaret thatcher thematic connection of the of the children. And you're drying out a little bit about margaret thatcher's relationship to women as well which is an important larger thematic episode. And also you've got the falklands war. I mean it's and they do it definitely and i thought about something you say a lot. Which is the crown doesn't like doesn't waste a moment. They just pick the scenes they pick the lines. And you know everything you need to know. That is so hard and they nail it. I mean they do a lot of stuff that i think other shows would probably shy away from because it would feel too like they were showing you too many of their cards so i kept thinking about the scene between elizabeth and an you know they go riding out. This is the thing that they sort of both share this love of horses even though and is obviously phillips favorite. And that's like in the way that that gets conveyed in the beginning and their conversations heartbreaking you know like their conversation is legitimately breaking and i think you could look at what an says. She's like. I used to enjoy being the difficult on and scaring people and now i don't feel like have any control over that anymore and you could be like well like you might go your entire life and never have that level of self awareness. You know you may have to go through thirty years of therapy to find that out about yourself and this young woman just like sort of pops out off when confronted by her mother on iran day. But it's beautiful writing. It's just it's just like amazing writing. And i thought the performances specifically in that scene mostly because the three sons come off as absolute troll lords in this episode mean. Yeah but the scene in particular was was quite lovely thought. Listen i think that there are levels of emotional breakthrough and clarity in this. Show that it's never happened in real life and certainly have never happened in the uk and to anyone who is absolutely senior no country just a lot of time talking about salads in england too early because they get a lot of salad industry and how to their salads or just blue cheese and bacon their emotional relationships are blue cheese and bacon. Do they are not. They're not doing the the smart greens. Now i mean it's it's a tv show and we are projecting emotions and trying to figure out how these people felt about the facts that we know are true. That's what we think is so interesting about episode for which made me reflect a little bit of on the queen character in this season and an interesting thing is happening. We talked a little bit about this on the last episode. Where libya coleman is kind of popping out a little bit and coleman is one of the great actresses of time and also i find her personally hilarious so i think that that's great but i see moments where it nothing is on the page and it's just olivia colman giving it that sense of humor giving it that timing Or maybe even the character is being a little bit written to her strengths and that is also a little bit because the queen is not. i mean. she's not a side character but the way they're telling the story is about all of the other people and events who are kind of crowding into that character's life and how she's bouncing all of it but episode four is just it's about the queen and all of their writing it's character development that is in line with the past three seasons that we've seen and it's pretty extraordinary and i think libya coleman also does like a great job with the actual written script and the character and the reacting to like the horror show of her children. I mean they all are. Do you have a favorite of the four. Who is your favorite on the shore in real life. No on the show. I don't really i. It's shifted i think blassie's and it would have been charles and yeah and this season it's probably end. Although let me get to the end of it. I mean it's obviously not editor andrew. So yeah. I wanted to just quickly before we get into edward andrew charles. A little bit ask you you start this episode up. Did you expect the wedding. No if only because number one. I read some spoilers about how they don't show the wedding but i do also think in their when charles and diana yes yes. The most watched royal wedding. I think of all time. I i don't. I should have gotten this statistics. It was close to a billion people. Watch it. I mean that was everywhere and people taped it and watched it over and over again rate including me who. Dvr it when bbc america riera it before the wedding harry and meghan and it was part of their like twelve hour block of programming. I watched all of it i. It's pretty boring. They didn't really have their production values in one thousand nine hundred one that we expect from royal wedding now anyway but no. There was sort of finality to episode three and there was something intentional about the way they showed their rehearsal and kind of the real behind the scenes emotions where i was like. Okay this is an interesting choice and like this is what we're going to get and also i've seen it before was do because like they wouldn't be a lot of opportunity for people to be talking during that so unless there would be some fagin like wrinkle history that they wanted to explore not really sure what they would do their right. I mean it happened at such a scale that even it would defy the crown's siegi budget. I will say. I was surprised that diana disappeared for new episodes. We'll get episode five. But she is very briefly shown and she is heavily pregnant when she shown episode four. And she just won't come out of the room and in one way. That's really all you need to know. About how their marriage is going and how everything is you know how everything is is shaken out but on the other hand i was like uh this is a choice. Diana pretty popular. Yeah yeah no. I thought that the dow is interesting. Also the suggestion. That charles is starting to become under the influence of these gurus and like self help nutritionist. Which i didn't. I didn't know that about him. Oh yeah the the lawrence vander past reference. I only know about this from the tina brown book. But apparently he brought those books on their honeymoon and then tried to get diana who was twenty at the time of their wedding to read the books and discuss them over for dinner on their honeymoon. So that's how that went
Mariah Carey Excited About The Release Of The Crown Season 4
"Never actually endorses anything except for herself as we all know. But the crown Netflix actually sent her a promotional box of it looks like there's liquor in there, and I have a little video of her unboxing that gift. It's all about Margaret Thatcher and promoting Season four of the crown. Look at this. It's the crown, okay? So it's like the red box where the queen or the king gets the red box and I'm excited. They sent this to me. Thank you so much. Look what? Look at the attention to detail. I don't even know what he thinks is real. This is a moment. This is what they sent. In honor of season four. We wish to offer a rare glimpse into the iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher. This'll get edited. I know Look at this secret surprise of the Margaret Thatcher. Situation. Listen, I don't know what to say. If you haven't watched the crown, you are missing out. Go What Season one. Watch it through now. I don't even do this happy thing. I never do this. It's the best. I can't wait also. So good to see that she's really excited about the crown on you know who else is excited guys along with