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A highlight from Global Praise for a Glorious God
"Beautiful. Jesse, I was drumming right along with you. Thank you and thank you team. Thank you, Kate. It's good to sing. Sweetheart, we feel right at home here, don't we? Thanks for your pastoral prayer wherever you are. It's just heartwarming to be with another body. It's like there's a spiritual knitting together. If you're in Great Falls, you'll come and visit us but so glad for a church home here in a city that also means Christ, like those in Poland. Amen. Psalm 96, the 96 Psalm. I'm so thankful that Shane and Jesse have invited us over. The elders have invited us over to have gotten to know a few of you. Brooke, thanks for your musical gifts too, wherever you are. Just to shake a few of your hands, I was able to snag a membership directory that'll help many of me remember you by name and by face. Lord willing, if we get to come back and visit you again someday. I understand you've been regularly working through an exposition of the Gospel of John. It's wonderful and I would like to be here just to sit under Pastor Shane's preaching someday. But this morning we turn to another jewel in God's Word and God's Word's full of them, isn't it? Just a treasure trove of diamonds to divide and cut our soul and spirit joint and marrow, judge the thoughts and intentions of our heart. A date and author is not attached to Psalm 96, though it closely matches 1 Chronicles 16, 23 through 33. That was sung by the temple choirs as the ark was being brought by David back into Jerusalem and to Zion. Why have I chose Psalm 96? Why did we arrive at the 96 Psalm? I just got to tell you, there's a lot of personal reflection in this Psalm for me. I happened to be up on a mountain maybe a month and a half ago and finally got into service. I was, as I mentioned earlier, stewarding God's creation by a hunting. And I got a text from our senior pastor saying, hey, I'm pulled up sick. Can you preach for me on Sunday? And I knew I wasn't gonna be back until Saturday night. I did have my Bible. I did have my computer up at the cabin, though I was way off the grid, just where I wanted to be for a couple days. And I thought, when am I going to preach on Sunday? I didn't have to think for long. Psalm 96 had been welling up in my heart for not weeks or days, or even months, but I think for a year I've been thinking on this Psalm and I hope you can see why in a little bit. Our families work to memorize this Psalm. It has been synonymous with our thinking about Poland. I'm not going to include much about Poland in my exposition of Psalm 96, but I think you'll understand why this Psalm means so much to our family in this season. Follow along as I read from the 96th Psalm. Oh, sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless his name. Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works amongst all the peoples. For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. He is to be feared among all gods. For the gods of the people are worthless idols, but Yahweh made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him. Strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the people, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come into his courts. Worship Yahweh in the splendor of holiness. Tremble before him all the earth.
A highlight from What is Heaven Like? Jesus Answers: Devotional, Bible Study, Matthew 13:31-43
"Do you sometimes doubt if you're truly hearing God's voice or if it's really your own? Or have you been in a season where it feels like He's completely silent? Have you been praying for a way to learn how to hear His voice more clearly? Hey friends, I'm Rachel, host of the Hearing Jesus podcast. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to confidently step into your identity in Christ, then join me as we dig deep into God's Word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life. be You may familiar with The Salvation Army by the bells we ring at Christmas, but did you know that we also produce a network of Christian shows you can listen to on your favorite podcast store? One of those shows, Words of Life, is currently in a series on parenting. We'll be joined by families at all stages of parenting to hear their testimony and what they've learned along the way. Hey friends, welcome back to the Hearing Jesus podcast. I'm your host, Rachel Grohl. And today we're continuing our devotional Bible study reading of Matthew chapter 13. And we're picking up where we left off yesterday. We're in verse 31. And if you're just joining us, I would encourage you to at least go back a couple days and start at the beginning of Matthew chapter 13. Because as we do this introduction to the Gospels, we're walking through the book of Matthew and we're looking at it this week, at least parable by parable. And we're looking at what Jesus meant by some of these things that He was teaching. Now if you would like to dive a little bit deeper, we have additional resources for you that are linked in the show notes. We have daily journaling prompts and I love journaling because it helps you get that information from your head into your heart. And then we also have family discussion guides that of course go along with this content as well as the content of the kids show, which again, teaches these same concepts in a way that's easy for kids to understand. So I'd love to walk through some of that with you if you need even deeper dive. We have spiritual directional life coaching available. You can head to shehears .org or check out the link in the show notes for that as well. So we're in verse 31 and I'm reading from the NIV. It says, He told them another parable, the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds come and perch in its branches. He told them still another parable, the kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about 60 pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough. Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables and he did not say anything to them without using a parable. So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet, I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world. Then he left the crowd and he went into the house. His disciples came to him and said, explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field. He answered, the one who sowed the good seed is the son of man. The field is the world and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds of the people of the evil one and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age and the harvesters are angels. As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The son of man will send out his angels and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace where they will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their father. Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear. Now, if you've been studying with us over the last couple of days, you'll know that this is a bit of a continuation of what we've been studying and we will get to Jesus's interpretation. But first, I want to talk about the stories of the mustard seed and the leaven. The point of both of these parables is that the mighty kingdom that everyone expected could start from seemingly obscure beginnings like Jesus and his disciples. He did not come in a way that everyone expected him to. They were surprised that he was even the Messiah because they expected a military leader like David as the son of David, or at the very least a political leader. And here is this healer and he's got this ragtag bunch of guys that he has pulled, many of them very young, very inexperienced fishermen, local leaders, not what you would expect as far as who's going to completely change the world. And so he does this explanation with these stories of both the mustard seed and the leaven from the bread.
A highlight from Fidelity Just Said Bitcoin is Exponential Gold! | SIMPLY OG CLIP
"You can see the distribution of the positive versus the negative returns for Bitcoin is much more positively skewed than it is for silver and gold. And so to me this is why Bitcoin is kind of the new version of gold and silver is because of its convexity. It's like a more convex version of gold because of its network effects and its increased scarcity that this has become kind of the leader in terms of hedging against monetary inflation. Getting pretty hard to deny that the Bitcoin bull has arrived. And that was Fidelity's global macro director Jurien Timmer dropping a bombshell on the Bitcoin versus gold debate. And he didn't stop there. He said Bitcoin is in its own stratosphere and projects that possibly Bitcoin could hit 700k this cycle. Is he insane? I don't know. We're getting a lot to cover. Let's get it. So Jurien Timmer, the global macro director of Fidelity Investments said that although often compared to gold, Bitcoin can increase in value faster than the yellow shiny rock. Quote, in my view Bitcoin is a commodity currency that aspires to be a store of value and hedge against monetary debasement. Now we've heard digital gold but Timmer says I think of it as exponential gold. Now let's see why. Alright, let's go ahead and run through Timmer's thread here. Bitcoin is volatile but its scarcity and adoption curve create potential for it to be a high powered hedge against monetary shenanigans. I think of it as exponential gold. This rally is way beyond the rumor. I think the rally today is about a flight to quality with all the issues around the Israeli war now. Global terrorism. And I think there's more people running into a flight to quality whether that is in treasuries, gold or crypto depending on how you think about it. And I believe crypto will play that type of role as a flight to quality. Next he gets into Bitcoin's adoption. One of the attributes of Bitcoin is that it's a network asset and as such its adoption curve has followed the typical S curve shape. We've seen many of these throughout history but man that Bitcoin line is pretty steep. So where is Bitcoin along the S curve? A network asset value driven by its adoption so the slope of that curve does matter. As we know the supply of Bitcoin is already fixed, set, its monetary schedule is known. The only variable then to add in is demand. And Timmer may echo some of us. When we first went down the Bitcoin rabbit hole its adoption curve which he defines as the number of non -zero addresses was very steep. It resembled the S curve for mobile phones during the 1980s and 90s also echoing Michael Saylor who called that one and was one of the first ones on Wall Street to get in other than Jerry and Timmer because Fidelity got involved in 2015 even been mining as far back as such. So let's get into more of what Timmer was talking about. Bitcoin is exponential gold but what makes it valuable? Well monetary debasement. Bitcoin was designed to be the safe haven. Now more into Timmer's projections as he hints at a bullish Bitcoin future. If history rhymes, say it followed 2011 and 2013 trends, he believes this could catapult Bitcoin to 700k. A more modest outlook mirroring 2017 suggests a rise to 200 -300k. We talked about it yesterday. We kind of talk about it all the time but there appears to be an awakening to the understanding that there is Bitcoin and then there is everything else from Larry Fink and we got more of that coming. Michael Saylor, this FTX debacle was a great advertisement for why Bitcoin and not crypto but right here and this is again Jerry and Timmer. He created this risk reward chart for investment assets and the report stated that Bitcoin's risk reward is in a different universe and they're not wrong. Think about FTX. FTX is creating its own token. It was not a defi. It wasn't a ledger that was open to the world. It was a closed ledger. It was not distributed. So the whole foundation of what crypto is is supposed to be a distributed ledger that is across the system. I actually believe this technology is going to be very important. Man, it's very interesting. Take a look at the past couple days of Simply Bitcoin Live and yesterday's episode, kind of getting into this, but everyone is flying to quality, flying to safety but what are they fleeing from? And that is essential and it is the insane economic damage that has been caused by central planners, the Fed and inept politicians for way too long and Bitcoin is here to rebalance the scales and give that power back to the people. Really? Yes. I'm encouraged by how many people are focusing on it. I'm encouraged about the narrative but I don't believe we should think about crypto as a substitute of currency but I am fascinated by it as an asset class. Specifically on Bitcoin, we're a believer in digitization of products and we do believe it could revolutionize finance. It's digitizing gold in many ways as a hedge against inflation, a hedge against the devaluation of your currency. Bitcoin is an international asset and so it can represent an asset that people can play as an alternative. The foundation of BlackRock is about hope. The floodgates institutional are about to open and it is epic that we've had the opportunity to front -run these people. But be sure to self -custody your Bitcoin, get them off exchanges and if you need any help using Bitcoin best practices or have questions on what wallets, what nodes, things of that nature, well, we got just the guys to get you started. As your dedicated Bitcoin IT team, the Bitcoin way is here to guide you from start to finish on your journey to properly self -custody your Bitcoin. What's more, they've recently introduced 100 % privacy -focused collaborative custody services where you benefit from advanced multi -sig security, inheritance planning and much more while remaining 100 % in control. Book a free 30 -minute call to get started using that link below. So much major bullish news coming out the past few weeks and it looks like Vanguard and VanEck and BlackRock are kind of projecting the ETF to be approved by the end of this month. So buckle up, guys. Make sure to like, subscribe, share that sound money gospel. We got some more fun stuff coming your way this weekend. So make sure to set those notifications and follow us on Twitter where we're getting all the breaking news out there. Follow all things simply and we will be your guide through the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. I'll catch you all tomorrow. Peace.
A highlight from The Best Gaming Podcast #422 Bungie's Destiny in Question, Legion Go thoughts, Avatar thoughts, AW 2
"And there we go. Sup everybody. This is Keric with ACG and I'm here with Abzi for the best gaming podcast number 422. We smoked 420 so quick. Did we? Yeah. 420 was the event. No. 420 was the event. I completely forgot. Yeah. Yeah. And you didn't even put the number on that stream. Did you do on purpose? I think I went back last night and and put the number on there. I I've been looking at like trying to verify what people want to watch like what works for people because some of our podcasts get insane retention. We've got 85 % retention on a four hour podcast. It's awesome. Yeah, that's amazing. But then another will have like 55 or 60 which is more high but normal and I'm like, what do I need to do? So I've been looking at naming and stuff like that. Yeah, for sure. It's it's definitely it's definitely something I screw up. I'm not good at it. Like it's called the best gaming podcast because I'm not good at this shit behind the scenes. I'm like just dude. I'm not good. I like this is the one place where I have issues up everybody in chat. We're jereo Robert chicken wings flexing darge night. What's up, man? We had a long discussion with darge last night Eric maverick duck. I'm gonna have to read some of the discord discussion we had last night. We had a huge favorite favorite stuff, right? It was like favorite take an IP and give it to a dev and then that one is a cool question. Yeah, I like that question. It was awesome. I mean it went for like four solid hours. I went for a run with kiddies came home and they were still in there. Yeah, and I was like that's that's that's a gem. That's always cool. What about you? What like over the week? Let's see. So last we did was Friday. So over the weekend in the last couple days, anything amazing? Um, no, I've been addicted to all week to I went and watched a movie at the theater. The one with Leonardo DiCaprio and yeah, yeah. Is it good? Um, it's so paid. It's paced very weirdly like it's it's it's I liked it kind of I like the performances. I think what's his name, the one dude, the older guy, the Robert De Niro did a fantastic job. I've never seen him like, like be that way. He was like a, you know, southern kind of dude, you know, I mean, that was really cool to see. I like the story about the pacing was just it just killed it for me a little bit because they went like this and then it would go like that. You know, I'd just be all over the place. So, you know, I couldn't I couldn't, you know. Yeah. So I didn't love it. But it was it was cool. So it was more along the lines of like minutes. What the movies, three hours and 30 minutes long. Yeah, dude. Oh, my God. Dude, that's that's like birds for a lot of babies. That's a long movie. That's a long, very long. Yeah. How they prop up De Niro to be awake for three hours and 30 minutes. I have no idea. Dude, I love it. It's crazy. It's crazy. Yeah. Was DiCaprio going against type kind of thing where he does in some movies where he's like, I'm going to play Blood Diamond. He was like the South African Blood Diamond, black black market trader, phenomenal movie in this one. Did he play against type? Like, was he a nerd or was he or was he just Leonardo? He was a Leonardo. No, no, no. It wasn't Leonardo. He was very odd. Yeah. It was like different. He looked uglier, like purposefully uglier kind of. Oh, wow. More southern, more like. Yeah. He was he was he was different. He wasn't being like Leonardo or anything. It's a weird role, but he nailed it for sure.
A highlight from How SBF's Testimony Tried to Contradict Caroline, Nishad and Gary
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, October 30th, and today we are catching up on Sam Bankman -Fried's second day of testimony. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on The Breakdown Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends. Well, we are back with another SPF trial show and listen, for the next few days, we are likely to be knee deep in this stuff. Sam's testimony on Friday had a lot more details and we got a much better picture of how he is trying to contradict the witnesses that came before him, which is where we're going to spend a ton of emphasis today. And even as I am recording, he is being cross -examined right now, and by all accounts, it is not going well. So, what you can expect is probably for the next couple days, or at least today and tomorrow, there is going to be more SPF than probably any of us would really truly like. But then, God willing, we won't really have to talk about this as much anymore, at least until his second trial next spring. But that is the plan, that is the skinny, that is the important thing, and so that's what we will cover. Now, one additional note. Later in the week, I am heading off for a 10th anniversary trip that is happening Thursday through Monday. And so, basically for the first time ever, the breakdown will be going on a short hiatus. I will, however, be back on Tuesday the 7th. So, let's get into the SPF trial. As I mentioned, on Friday, Sam Bankman -Fried once again took the witness stand to deliver his version of events, and this time it was in front of the jury. You will remember that the previous day had seen Sam present a range of controversial testimony which sought to pin the blame on advice from lawyers. The evidence was given without the jury present to ensure it was admissible. It covered advice to use auto -deleting telegram messages as well as the preparation of assorted types of legal documents. For example, Sam's testimony on Thursday included mentioning that lawyers had prepared the documents related to the gigantic loans handed out to FTX executives. The facts didn't support a formal advice of counsel defense, so the defense had attempted to present a more limited argument which only dealt with Sam's criminal intent. The judge opened Friday's hearing by cutting down this line of evidence, ruling that almost all of Sam's Thursday testimony was inadmissible. The judge said, So, when all was said and done, the judge allowed evidence regarding the auto -deleting messages to be introduced but would not allow any of the other topics covered on Thursday to be presented to the jury. With that dealt with, Sam's testimony got underway. Sam began by claiming that he did not defraud anyone and did not take customer funds. He then launched into a long explanation of how futures exchanges work, claiming that FTX primarily dealt with this kind of margin trading. Prosecution cut him off halfway through, objecting that he was presenting a narrative rather than answering a specific question in a concise manner. This would be a common theme throughout Sam's testimony. He consistently gave lengthy, verbose answers, risking losing clarity and impact with the jury. Both his lawyer and the judge instructed Sam to keep it brief throughout the testimony, a concept that he struggled mightily with. The defense asked Sam whether he made mistakes along the way. He answered, Throughout his testimony, Sam would attempt to characterize his conduct as negligent rather than fraudulent, and caused by a lax management style which led to quote, significant oversights. Sam managed to express some remorse, stating that FTX turned out basically the opposite his words of the way he intended. He admitted a lot of people got hurt, customers, employees, and the company ended up in bankruptcy. Now where the testimony started beyond these vague generalities was Alameda Research. SPF noted that it was initially run out of a crowded Airbnb in Berkeley, but he claimed that the firm frequently had weeks with big wins, seeing returns of 50 -100 % on an annualized basis during those periods. Sam mentioned that shortly after Caroline Ellison joined the firm, there was a deep schism open between two factions within Alameda, leading to disgruntled early investors and employees leaving alongside most of the capital. He said that he apologized to Caroline for not telling her about the simmering problems earlier. Sam testified to the reason that Alameda Research had been given such a bland name, stating that quote, Now earlier in the trial, investors had given testimony that Sam had assured them that Alameda had no special privileges on FTX. In his testimony on Friday, Sam spoke to this topic, claiming that he thought that investors were only concerned about Alameda being able to view the order book and front -run trades. He offered them what he believed were truthful assurances that this was not the case. The defense then moved on to the substantive testimony which dealt with Alameda's lending. SPF said that Alameda was permitted to borrow from FTX in the same manner as any other customer with access to margin lending. When asked where the money borrowed by Alameda came from, Sam said, Sam added that Alameda had no restrictions on what they could do with borrowed funds. As long as risk was being managed and the customer's assets were greater than their liabilities, he said that borrowed funds could be used with no restrictions. Now, this explanation was introduced earlier in the trial by FTX General Counsel Ken Sun. He testified that during the final days at FTX, Sam had instructed him to come up with some potential legal justifications for the multi -billion dollar hole in Alameda's balance sheet. Sun had said that borrowing collateral from other customers was technically allowed under the terms of service if they were margin customers, but that the massive size of the shortfall made this explanation completely implausible. Sam's testimony then moved on to the origin of the allow negative feature, which allowed Alameda to borrow well in excess of its pledged collateral. This allowed Alameda to run a negative balance in its FTX account without being liquidated. Sam said that by 2020, the FTX risk engine was struggling to keep up with the volume on the exchange. He testified that there was a situation where a relatively small account had been liquidated, but the risk engine was too slow in reading the database update. This would cause the position to be liquidated over and over and then reversed over and over. Sam said that these erroneous trades compounded from thousands of dollars to trillions of dollars in not too long. It was growing exponentially. Alameda was the liquidating agent for these trades, so these trillions of dollars in incorrect liquidations would cause Alameda's account to go negative. This risked liquidating Alameda and causing losses to be socialized across all users. Sam said, if there were erroneous liquidations for Alameda that would have had disastrous consequences for users. In the aftermath of this event, Sam said that the trades were successfully unwound, but that, quote, it was still a really inconvenient event for everyone involved. The exchange was basically unusable for an hour as we dealt with all of this, and it was scary. Sam testified that the problem was patched over by adding more servers dedicated to operating the risk engine, but that the platform couldn't risk Alameda being liquidated due to an error. He said that he instructed engineering executives Nishad Singh and Gary Wong to fix the problem, but gave no specific instructions on how it should be done. Sam claimed to have suggested an alert or a delay or something of that form. Sam said, quote, I was told by them that they had implemented some feature of that sort, and added, at the time, I couldn't have told you the details or its name. I now believe I know what the feature was. Allow negative. Sam told the jury that Gary and Nishad, quote, were both authorized to make decisions on behalf of the company without consulting me, although they would often consult with me about it. Sam claimed that he didn't have a good understanding that allow negative was functionally allowing Alameda to tap into customer assets. He said that, at the time, I wasn't entirely sure what was happening. What I believed was that either the funds were just being held in a bank account and not used or removed, or that they were being sent to FTX in one way or another, maybe as stablecoins. Sam said that only now, after listening to all testimonies, did he piece together that the feature had allowed Alameda to post orders with no collateral and hold a negative balance without being liquidated. Nishad's testimony had discussed allow negative in terms of it allowing Alameda to process liquidations without needing collateral. He said those trades were not viewed as risky as they executed immediately into the existing order book.
Joe Biden Has Been Wrong in Nearly Every Foreign Policy Issue
"From Afghanistan think about what happened in practical for terms all of us and again I'm taking back to my my thoughts my notes from over two years ago now when this happened so prior to a few weeks ago when was the last time you thought about the Taliban 15 maybe close to 20 years ago oh by the way just in because Islamic terrorism happens every around day somewhere around the world the the Taliban whacked four more people a couple days ago yeah just because and the name of Allah so yes they're still committing about it but anyway Americans certainly weren't thinking about the Taliban for 15 maybe close to 20 years and prior to a few weeks ago when was the last time you would have thought about Al Qaeda and again this is going back to 2021 now it would have been when bin Laden was taken out which was over 10 years ago at that time and prior to that happening when was the last time you worried about Isis well would have been about four years prior when Trump finished bombing the blank out of them right he said he was going to bomb the blank out of Isis and notice how when the US took out the Taliban and Al Qaeda their terror attacks on American stop and did you notice that when Trump bombs the blank out of Isis the terror attacks stopped everywhere including here remember how we used to have Americans getting radicalized Isis by and committing attacks here that all stopped too and all it took was a months few of misguided policy and incompetent leadership and we've nearly lost 13 American heroes and have untold hundreds perhaps more of Americans trapped behind enemy lines
A highlight from How Much Money Will Flow Into Bitcoin ETFs? Heres One Projection - Ep. 562
"I mean, this is going to be, I know it seems crazy to us, but this is going to be a lot of people's first introduction to Bitcoin, truly tons of financial advisors. They haven't looked at it right. Once it's safely and cheaply available and it's right in the same menu that they do all of their other client investing, like we really, I believe they're going to have to consider it. Hi everyone. Welcome to Unchained, your no hype resource for all things crypto. I'm your host, Laura Shin, author of The Cryptopiums. I started covering crypto eight years ago, and as a senior editor, Forbes was the first mainstream media reporter to cover cryptocurrency full time. This is the October 27th, 2023 episode of Unchained. Vaultcraft by Popcorn is your no -code DeFi toolkit for building automated, non -custodial yield strategies. Learn more on vaultcraft .io about how you can supercharge your crypto portfolio. Arbitrum's leading layer two scaling solution offers you ultra cheap and lightning fast transactions, all with security rooted on Ethereum. Visit arbitrum .io today. With the crypto .com app, you can buy, trade and spend crypto in one place. Download and get $25 with the code Laura. Link in the description. The paperback version of my book, The Cryptopiums, is out now. It contains a new afterward covering recent developments in crypto since 2021, when the book went to press. Plus, this version names the person I suspect to be the DAO hacker. In case you never got to read the book in hardback, or like me, you like to read paperbacks for bedtime reading, order today. Check our newsletter and the show notes for the link, or just search for it at any of your favorite bookstores. It's The Cryptopiums, idealism, greed, lies, and the making of the first big cryptocurrency craze. Thanks for reading. Today's guest is Alex Thorne, head of firm -wide research at Galaxy. Welcome, Alex. Yeah. Hey, Laura. Great to be here. Big fan. There's been a lot of buzz this week about an upcoming Bitcoin ETF, and there's about a dozen issuers who are lining up to do so, including your company Galaxy in conjunction with Invesco, and another one of the positive signs is that the SEC has changed its approach when dealing with issuers. And finally, this was a big one this week, and it turned out to be a nothing burger, but noticed people that there was a ticker for a BlackRock Bitcoin ETF on the DTC website. That got the price of Bitcoin pumping. Turns out it had been there since August. But anyway, this week, Galaxy published a report which gave projections for what inflows the market might expect to see into Bitcoin ETFs. However, before we get into all that, why did you just talk a little bit about why it is that you think this is such a significant moment? Oh, yeah, great. It definitely is significant, I think, Laura, and I think there's a couple of reasons. So if you look at, you know, there's this famous story in Bitcoin and crypto that retail has had access before institutions, right? And that's true. That's broadly true. And I think that's great. You know, so everyday folks, you and I, as individuals, we can go and buy, you know, Bitcoin at Coinbase or, you know, a cash app or all these places nowadays, right? But investors, whether that's institutions or retail investors who have a third party, for example, manage their assets, like a financial advisor or wealth manager, they don't really have in those channels a good way to access Bitcoin exposure. So in particular, the one that really doesn't, so you can still, you know, if you go and sign an over -the -counter trading agreement at like your Fidelity account, maybe you can buy some of the over -the -counter trusts, right? But it does require an additional agreement. It's not literally right there. You have the cash settled futures, but they, they have roll costs and they succumb to decay, which makes them actually quite poor for longer term investing. They're not bad for short, shorter term stuff. But if you think about like financial advisors, they're not trying to, you know, many of these advisors may oversee the portfolios of 10, 20, 50, 100 clients at the same time, right? So they're not going to be actively made. These are much more about modeling and then maybe rebalancing or like moving, you know, changing your secular or cyclical view and then adjusting all the portfolios, right? You really can't be like day trading the Bitcoin cash settled futures ETF. And that's what we look at. And primarily when I think about why it's such an important product, a spot -based Bitcoin ETF, I think primarily about accessibility, right? And these things broadly are sometimes called market access vehicles. And it really is in my view, the wealth management channel that really doesn't have a way to show their clients Bitcoin exposure in portfolios. Some of these managers, right, they're affiliated with banks or broker dealers, right? So we call them the bank BD platforms. Those are your big Wall Street banks, right? If there's a financial advisors that the people have that are at these banks, like they are reliant upon the bank or broker dealers platform decisions and approvals of investment products that can be offered to then the end clients through these financial advisors. So in some cases they may not add a product because it's not suitable, it's too costly. It's, I don't know, risky, who knows what, like some of them don't have like cannabis ETFs because they just like don't believe in giving people access to that. It's totally fine, right? But they're beholden to what the platform decides. And none of them that I'm aware of allow, for example, the cash settled futures ETFs or the over the counter trust, except for in specific exceptions. Like literally you'd have to like agitate and go get an exception, right? And then maybe they'd allow it cause the client wants it. And if it's enough, like maybe they'll do it. So that accessibility issue is very much solved with an ETF, right? Because the ETFs are incredibly brilliant and impactful financial products in general. They've overhauled how retail and advisors invest in the markets. They're great wrappers. They can access, they function effectively as if they're just a standalone security, but of course they can be an index. They can be actively managed or passively managed. They're kind of like a mutual fund with instant liquidity instead of like daily redemptions, right? So they're really great products and they're, so they're everywhere. So to me, like that, that's the main issue. And, and if you're, if you can think about it, like financial advisors also, they don't put their clients into cash settled futures, derivatives based ETFs, right? Like they, they might put them in like a gold backed ETF because it's gold, right? Like they, and they, and they, or commodity covering ETF. But again, like they need a relatively low fee, a safe, an accessible vehicle. Like that's what these ETFs will be. So it basically solves a problem that exists for a pretty big addressable market. So something that's interesting is that I recently had Matt Hogan of Bitwise and James Siefer of Bloomberg on the show. And they both say that they anticipate a Bitcoin ETF will arrive by January 10th, 2024. And they said that that's the latest that it could arrive. But I heard you say in an interview that you would expect that it would even arrive this year. So I was wondering why you thought that. Yeah, great. Great. And to be clear, like, I mean, I'm, I'm absolutely following like James Siefer and Eric Balchunas at Bloomberg Intelligence. I think they've been spot on. I mostly agree with their analysis. I think that probably is right. And, and, you know, just, I'm sure they talked about this, but that's because that's ARK's final 19B4 approval denial deadline. And the thinking is like, well, I mean, if you think they're going to ultimately approve an ETF or the ETFs this cycle, well, all of the other 19B4s, primarily for everybody that refiled in June or filed for the first time in the case of BlackRock, they're all in March, right? So the idea is like, well, why would the SEC deny in January and then approve in March? Like, what's going to materially have changed during that two -month period? So the thinking is, well, like they would, they would do them all by ARK's final date because that's the current first final deadline. But you think it would be even sooner? Yeah, I do. And I think because for one, we're seeing plenty of momentum, like in terms of the back and forth. I mean, I, again, the Bloomberg reporting about how the SEC had sent these substantive comments back on the S1 filings, right? So you have two, you have an S1 and the 19B4, the 19B4 lets the exchanges asking for permission to list it. And then the S1, like any kind of S1 when you go public is the creation of the actual ETF, which is effectively a company whose job it is to, you know, in this case, own Bitcoin and track Bitcoin. And they're handled by two different sides of the SEC. The 19B4s are reviewed by the trading and markets division and corporate finance does the S1s. And in all the prior cycles, they've never even offered any kind of comment on the S1. So the mere fact that they apparently reportedly did. And then, of course, you've seen some issuers file amendments since then to their S1s, pulling forward data to the present, occasionally making some interesting disclosure changes and updating how pricing will work and whatever. But again, like benign updates, right? So the combination of them coming back, then looking at the original S1s and comparing the newer amendments and seeing, trying to glean some information about perhaps what the SEC has been communicating with them, not seeing any giant red flags or major changes, mostly seeing like dotting the I's, crossing the T's, some operational stuff, literally, in some cases, adding like disclosures around the risks of a hard fork of Bitcoin. Like, I mean, it's pretty benign stuff, right? So gives that us reason to believe we're getting closer, right? But then also, like, there's very clear, simple process reasons, right? You have the holidays, right? So they, they really like January 10th is going to be like a couple days after people come back from New Year's. Like, it seems unlikely to me that they're going to like leave some work for like the last two or three days. My guess is they'd probably want to wrap this up before the holidays if I had to guess like, so that that's the main reason. And then couple it with all the other momentum that we're seeing and, you know, back and forth and positive signs. OK, yeah, that's that sort of makes sense. I mean, just from a very practical perspective that you're right, I could see people not wanting to leave that. All right. So now let's get to your report. Tell us first how you approach answering the question of what the future inflows in the Bitcoin ETFs could be, like what assumptions you made, etc. Yeah. So and we did make assumptions and we think and we attempted to make them very conservative assumptions, right? So we're on the top line numbers that people are taking from this. And I'll just state those briefly, which is that we think they'll be 14 .5 billion in inflows year one of an ETF, ultimately going to like 38 billion in year three. So not cumulative, like 38 billion of inflows in year three. That is intended to effectively be a lower bound because we're and I'll tell you why it's based on the assumptions and the total addressable market that we're capturing. But first, the TAM, right? So we're starting with this top line number, which is the wealth channel. That's why I talked about it before. Again, we have some discussion about accessibility and why we think that's the the segment or channel that will benefit most directly from the creation of this product. Because, again, we can go buy Bitcoin right now. I could pull out my phone, beep, beep, buy Bitcoin. Right. But, you know, like people with wealth, like have wealth managers and they don't like just also separately manage a different Bitcoin position out here in some app. Right. Like they know they need their adviser to have everything right there. Right. So for Bitcoin to be adopted in those portfolios, even considered for adoption in those portfolios. It has to be sitting there adjacent as an option. Right. And it's that channel that I described earlier that doesn't have it. That's a forty seven trillion dollar market in the U .S. of AUM. And we broke it down. So it's twenty seven trillion dollars at broker dealers, eleven point nine at banks and nine point three what we call RAAs, registered investment advisors. These are all the advisors on these platforms are RAAs. But what we mean by that are independent investment advisors. These are advisors who are not affiliated with the broker dealer or bank. But and most likely they use like Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab, all of those those brokerages have have white sort of white label ish platforms that make it easy for an advisor to manage multiple sub accounts and all that. So they're at those places. And that comes out to what I guess forty eight point three trillion is what I'm looking at. So not forty seven, but right around that. Right. So that's a big possible number. Right. And then we start looking at the list of broker dealers, banks and RAAs by sorted by size. So we didn't look at literally everyone. There's a lot of them. Right. But like we looked at like all the big ones and then we started handicapping how quickly we think they would add support for the ETF. So, for example, those independent RA platforms like Fidelity has right where I worked for 12 years. So I know a little bit I remember this platform. They're probably going to add it pretty fast. This is not a thing where Fidelity. Yeah, true. Yeah, they almost certainly will. And but they those platforms do not it's not the same level of approval. They don't care that much what the RAAs invest in in the scheme of things, not nearly as much as those that are literally affiliated with the banks platform. Right. Like they walk around with like, you know, I don't want to name any banks. That's why I haven't said any. But like the big banks, they all have wealth management divisions and those financial advisors, they work at the bank. Right. And the platform is run by the banks. So like they they take suitability questions in much more carefully. Like I said, they have to approve and decide what products can even potentially be offered by their whole advisor universe. Right. So they'll be slower to adopt the broker, the banks and broker dealers than the independents. Right. So what we did is we started with, you know, like a ramp up in terms of what of that AUM in each channel is going to become addressable on each year. Right. So we said only 25 percent of the broker dealers and banks, AUM, I mean, we're using I don't know. We don't know the number of accounts, but we'll just use AUM as the total like sort of addressable capital market. Only 25 percent will actually turn on the ability to add the ETF into a portfolio on their platform in year one. Right. So that now brings down the the total addressable markets. We're no longer at, for example, for broker dealers, we're no longer at twenty seven trillion. We're at six point eight trillion of addressable capital in year one. Right. So and we did that for each of them. And you can see there's a graphic in the report that shows this ramp for each of the segments. Right. But we said 50 percent of the IRA capital will be addressable. Because it's at places like Fidelity and Schwab and Pershing. And honestly, not only will they have the Bitcoin ETF, they'll they'll probably have all of them if they're all approved. Whereas even the banks and broker dealers, it's possible that let's say they're all approved or whatever, all nine or twelve or however many they are. Twelve. They probably won't add support for all of them, even if they choose to add support. So only a couple may get through. Right. Because they're like, you know, that's enough. Like, what do we need to add? Twelve? So we ramp it up based on our some assumptions. And in the case of the banks and broker dealers, like we are actually applying some of our internal knowledge, looking at like which banks and broker dealers on that list. When I said so we sorted by AUM like and sort of making a behind the scenes judgment call, which we're not sharing because we could be wrong, but be like these are potential partners and friends and other people in the financial industry in general. We're not trying to the report's not about who is and isn't going to do it, but basically handicapping based on like whether we know they're in generally interested. Or supportive or not supportive. Right. And so like if we know there's a bank or broker dealer that's very not supportive publicly, for example, of Bitcoin or the Bitcoin ETF specifically, then we like either don't put them in ever or remove them to like later in the ramp. Right. We say like, OK, maybe if it's super successful, they fold and eventually do it in year three. So you can see that ramp up over time. Yeah. So what that does, though, is when we aggregate them all together based on these and they're not all the same, like we think that the platforms ramp faster, like I said, than the banks and broker dealers, but the addressable market. So not the just the addressable market of capital goes from fourteen point four trillion to twenty six point five trillion to thirty eight trillion. Right. Not to the ever in our model, ever to the total forty eight trillion that we think exists. So that's the main thing that we do first. And then just real quick, we make two more assumptions to then obviously not all of the fourteen trillion that could is going to put all of their fourteen trillion in there. So there's two other questions. What portion of that capital will actually decide to allocate something and then how much will they allocate? Right. And so for the first question, we called it average percentage of assets adding BTC exposure. And we just stayed with a flat ten throughout everywhere. We're just saying, look, one in ten decide to put in something. I think that's pretty conservative. Like, I don't know, should it be one in twenty? I don't know. Should it be? But it could be, for all I know, one in five. Like, we just don't know. And I think one in ten is a defensively conservative number. And then we look at, well, how much then? What is the average percentage allocation? And here we went with one percent, which we have a separate report that goes deep into portfolio Bitcoin, portfolio allocation strategies. And one is a good, solid number that historically has been both great from a volatility standpoint, low. Right. But also can provide really good benefit to your portfolio. So so that brings it down to fourteen point four, twenty six point five, thirty eight. Right. So and you're one, two, three. That's how we do it. In billions, just to clarify. Billions of infos. Because one percent of the fourteen trillion. All right. So in a moment, we're going to dive deeper into the comparisons and projections that he made in this report. But first, a quick word from the sponsors who make this show possible.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Uptober Provides
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network and I am Ben Shiller and features editor here at CoinDesk. And joining me today is Danny Nelson. Hey, Danny Nelson. Good afternoon. Good afternoon. It is a most auspicious day in Bitcoin crypto land. Bitcoin is now approaching the mark of $35 ,000, which is its highest point for a number of months. Danny, what are you making of this sudden surge of prices? Is this crypto back? Well, there are two things that I think we have to take into account here. First is the month. It is October, otherwise known as Uptober. For whatever reason, Bitcoin is always going up in October. September, not such a good month across the years, but October, you always see a pump. Now, in this October, there's been something a little different and that is speculation around the Bitcoin ETF and the anticipation that that is an inevitability that is coming soon is driving, I think, prices up to the highest point this year. So if you bought Bitcoin at the start of the year, I think you'd be up about 100%, which is pretty good. It certainly is pretty good. And it seems like, you know, with the FTX implosion last November, we've taken a whole year to kind of get back to that point. I mean, these ETFs, which are seen as a crucial retail vehicle for bringing more people into the Bitcoin market. I mean, how close are these applications really to being finalized? I mean, there have been a number of these, probably about 10 of them out there now from major institutions like BlackRock, for instance, which has given a lot of optimism that there will be a lot of people coming into the market and that will buoy the price. But we don't actually know when they're going to be approved, do we? Well, we do and we don't, assuming that they will ultimately be approved. There's no reason to believe that the SEC will take any less time than it's legally allowed to, which means it will delay, delay, delay until it runs out the clock. And if it does that, then the is January 10th. So it'll actually happen in the start of next year. But the reason why I'd say people are more excited this time around than many times previously is, well, at least for me, I'm looking to who's involved. BlackRock this year put up its hand saying, we want an ETF, the Bitcoin iShares ETF. Now, BlackRock getting in the game, you have to think that they wouldn't try to do something like this unless they were really confident that they were right in that it would launch. Because they're not actually at the front of the line, but if their product launches, it might not matter. And the BlackRock ETF has been taking a lot of steps basically to bolster its image. This week, there was talk about how BlackRock was going to put seed capital in basically as a bet that this thing would get off the ground. Also, just some bureaucratic things preparing for this thing to launch steps we haven't seen before, which are giving the market a lot more confidence that maybe BlackRock knows something that we don't. And therefore, maybe the Bitcoin ETF is just around the corner. I think it's pretty certain that BlackRock knows things that we don't know, Danny. They're not the only major institution here, right? I mean, we're talking like Fidelity, for instance, and a number of big companies within crypto itself. We could also see players like maybe Coinbase getting into the market, the speculation there. And just walk us through exactly what would happen if this ETF is approved. I mean, are we talking about just one ETF or several ETFs being approved at the same time, do you think? Well, it's probably most likely that many would be approved at once. Now, this is something we didn't really see go off too well with the Bitcoin futures ETF. On that one, the market, and then a couple days later, the rest. But that basically served as a favoritism system, because the first one got first mover advantage. It got a lot of inbound capital. It grew really big. Then when people are trying to decide between A, B and C, well, they look at A, it already has hundreds of millions of dollars. Well, they're not going to go to B or C, because these products, they're not that different, right? There might be from one to the next, marginal fee differences, but they're all going to be very low fee. They're all going to have the same more or less exposure mechanisms, just tracking the price of Bitcoin. So it's not going to quite matter which one you buy. I would assume, though, that if the SEC is trying to have a fair marketplace, then they're going to approve a couple at once. Or maybe they'll just approve the big kahuna, BlackRock, and let the others catch up, which they never will.
A highlight from BIG RIPPLE XRP UPHOLD PARTNERSHIP! CRYPTO TWILIGHT ZONE WITH BLACKROCK BITCOIN ETF & HOUSE SPEAKER
"Welcome to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google please leave a 5 star rating and review, it supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well folks I want to start off by talking about the price of Bitcoin. After a couple days of parabolic moves by Bitcoin, the price is cooling down right now, the pump is cooling down, which makes sense right? Bitcoin right now at the time of recording is at $33 ,839, Ethereum is at $1 ,781, BNB at $225, XRP at 55 cents, Solana at 30 bucks, Cardano at near 28 cents. So Bitcoin we're waiting for the next move up. Right now Bitcoin is going to cool down, build some support levels before it keeps going higher. Right now it's an overbought zone, the RSI is way overextended. So you expect a cool down here, build some support levels and this is healthy, right? This is market cycles playing out. You can't have a straight lineup that's not sustainable. In fact, having a straight lineup means it's more likely we're going to dump sooner. But if you have strength being built after pumps, right, and you're building the support levels, then breaking through resistance, you are building a stronger foundation for higher prices. So it's important to know these principles so you know how to look at the charts and how to read the price movements and know how to form your strategy with your profit taking and much more or buying the dips and so forth. So right now the market's going to wait to see what Bitcoin is going to do next. Maybe we see a pump again in the next two to three days or maybe in another week, right? We just don't know. But my thoughts are I think sooner than later, we're going to start to see a move upwards as we build support levels here. Now, folks, it was like the Twilight Zone today because there was news of the Bitcoin Spot ETF or Bitcoin Trust IBTC being listed on the DTECC's website, but then it was removed and then some are saying it has been there since August. So it's been ridiculous. People are over speculating trying to find any type of breadcrumb as it relates to the BlackRock Bitcoin ETF. At this point, I'm kind of tired of hearing this and I just want to just look Bitcoin keep pumping. When the ETFs get approved, they get approved. I honestly don't care because I'm not going to be buying the ETF. I'm already positioned to take profits on Bitcoin and all coins because I hold the assets directly. But some people are over speculating sharing this and that and much more. It is so annoying. So just heads up, you know, people are reporting, oh, it's relisted, oh, it was removed. And it's like, oh, Jesus Christ, please stop. There's so much speculation and noise around this, but just heads up on that, guys. At this point, I don't care. But there was also news that Congressman Tom Emmer, who is, of course, the majority whip, you know, the GOP majority whip, he secured a GOP nomination to become the next speaker of the House. And of course, that's very bullish because he's pro crypto. We know he's been calling on Gary Gensler. He famously said on a digital online meeting when everybody was in lockdown that XRP is not a security. So we know where he stands. And unfortunately, he dropped out of the House speaker race because he was not receiving enough votes. And that in itself, you know, from a macro perspective, really sucks because the House got the GOP folks got to get their act together. I mean, this is just so messed up, man. Like pick a speaker of the House. Tom Emmer would have been a great candidate. But once again, a crazy day like the Twilight Zone, just a lot of back and forth and a lot of craziness. In fact, the House Financial Services Committee postponed their two hearings they had set for this week, one with regarding the SEC, the other about digital assets and much more. So it's just a mess right now. They got to figure out the speaker of the House stuff. Now, folks, the big news of the day, though, was Ripple partnering with crypto exchange Uphold. And as you all know, Uphold is a sponsor of this podcast. I've been using Uphold since twenty eighteen. You all know that even during the SEC lawsuit against Ripple, they never delisted XRP. They had the balls and and they had the legal write up to continue with their mission statement. So much respect to them. And that's why I've been using them. That's why I chose them as a sponsor. They're a great platform. They don't lend out crypto from from their users. And they have audits and much more. Well, they partnered with Ripple. Here's the headline. Ripple forges new partnership with Uphold to enhance underlying crypto liquidity infrastructure. The partnership will see Uphold provide Ripple with enhanced crypto liquidity capabilities to underpin and enhance its cross -border payments infrastructure. As you can imagine, on demand liquidity is going to be here, possibly XRP if you're talking about cross -border payments and much more. Very bullish. And it's great to see these two companies who have been very closely related due to XRP together. working And I think Uphold is getting the business here because of the stance they took during that lawsuit. So really great news. Two companies that obviously are pretty great. And I'll try to get an interview with the CEO of Uphold to get more details on this partnership or someone from Ripple's team. And we can learn more about how they're going to be working together. Now today, Paul Grewal, chief legal officer at Coinbase, tweeted out the SEC's opposition to our motion for judgment claims, roving authority over all investments with security and contract in the statutes, performing no limiting function at all. As our reply shows, that's never the law and it's not the law now. By arguing that any purchase which the buyer hopes for an increase in value constitutes an investment contract and therefore a security, the SEC is attempting a radical expansion of its own authority. Only Congress can do that as the major questions doctrine makes clear. The SEC is completely off base here. So if I go buy a baseball card from you guys, because I think it's going to go up in value, that's a security. Or I go buy a Pokemon card from you, what if I buy a digital Pokemon card, right? Or a digital baseball card, that's a security, that's ridiculous, right? It's utterly ridiculous. And the SEC, they need to be put into check here. Congress needs to act, but I'm glad Coinbase is fighting back. And as I said many times, I hope they mop the floor with that scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler. Now, we got some good news coming out here that U .S. senators set in motion bipartisan proof of reserves bill. This is great, folks. As I've been saying, we need guardrails. We need exchanges to be audited. We need them to show the proof of reserves. They're not lending out or gambling their clients' funds, right? Just like I highlighted with Uphold, they never lend out any of their customers' assets and they do audits. This is needed. Centralized exchanges, obviously serve a purpose, right? We want to get to a more decentralized future, but we need the centralized exchanges right now. They need to up their standards. We can't have the crazy bullshit crap that came out of FTX and Celsius. That cannot happen again. Alex Mashinsky and Sam Beck and Freeh need to be put into jail. Maybe they share our jail cell together, but this is great, folks. We need this accountability in this guardrail. So two U .S. senators from opposite sides of the aisle have introduced a bill that they say will establish safeguards against another FTX type collapse. The proof of reserves of other funds act is the brainchild of Senator Thom Tillis and John Hickenlooper. So Thom Tillis is a Republican out of North Carolina. John Hickenlooper is a Democrat out of Colorado who shared a draft of the legislation on Friday. The legislation intends to guard against unethical commingling of customer funds and require monthly proof of reserves report from a neutral third party auditing firm. Folks, I don't care what side of the aisle you're on, I don't care if you've been in crypto forever or you just joined, we can all agree we need this, right? All of these platforms need to be audited. They need to be transparent and show it to their customers. We're audited. Here are your funds. We're not doing anything shady. That needs to happen, folks. And that's going to help take this market to the next level because we can't have another FTX in Celsius and all these other things, folks, it can't happen, right? Or Voyager as well. It's ridiculous what took place last year, but look, you live and you learn and we got to move forward. Now, speaking of scams, Ethereum co -founder Joseph Lubin robbed his earliest employees of value of stock awards that drew them to his blockchain firm, ex -workers allege. So the scandalous news about Joe Lubin continue to come out and things he's done and stolen and lied about. And we know the whole Bill Hinman Ethereum backroom deal, even though I don't put as much on him and Vitalik on Ethereum, folks, I put it more on the SEC because they opened that door to be bribed and all that stuff and to have conflicts of interest. But still, Joe Lubin is a shady dude and I think he needs to be exposed. And we're seeing mainstream media is covering this news. So we'll see what happens. It's a lawsuit that seeks to force Lubin to restore the value to the employees. There've been other accusations over the years as well. So we'll see where this goes. All right, folks, that's the news. Let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button, hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms, and I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from Unveiling the Allure of PK Lures with Curt Reeff
"Fish on! Hey, Radcast is on! And welcome to the show, Mr. Jim Zumbo. Gentlemen, I am pleased to be here and I use that term loosely when I say gentlemen. Al Winder. Just want to welcome you to the show. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to hang out with us on a podcast for a little bit. Hey, I'm looking forward to it. Nothing makes me happier than you'd be talking about. Hailing from Wisconsin, Janna Waller. Thanks so much for having me. It's Radcast. Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. Powered by Bowspider. Brought to you by PK Lures and High Mountain Seasonings. And now, here's your hosts, Patrick Edwards and David Merrow. Welcome to another episode of Radcast Outdoors. I'm one of your hosts, Patrick Edwards. And I'm David Merrow. It's good to be back in the studio and today we're because we get to have one of our sponsors on the show technically too because you're here as well. We get to have one of our sponsors on the show and of course one of my favorites just because I love the fishing side so much. So, Curt Reef, owner of PK Lures, welcome to the podcast, man. Hey, guys. It's always exciting to follow what PK Lures is doing because they're always innovating. Pat O 'Grady and the team that Curt has, they're always coming up with ideas and they're testing out things to help you catch more and bigger fish, which is one of the reasons I use PKs all the time. I'm a bigger fly fisherman. I always have been ever since I was young, but I have no problem picking up a rod and reel. I have no problem putting on bait. I have no problem grabbing a rifle when it's rifle season even though I'm a bow hunter, right? I don't discriminate. However, there's a couple rivers here in Wyoming that I tried fly fishing and tried fly fishing and asked the locals and asked the guides and asked the shops and got the flies and beat that water up and Patrick takes me down there and we throw a PK on and I'm killing some big trout, big fish, and having a blast doing it. He's working on converting me to typically the rod and reel and the fly rod now are always in the truck. And they're both great, but it is really cool. PK is always doing some cool stuff and I have a long history with PK, but still I got to say one of my favorites is the flutter fish. I catch fish everywhere on that thing. And guys ask me, me personally, friends, listeners of the show, and they, specifically the other two sponsors, which is High Mountain Seasoning and PK, they're like, you're paid to use it. You're paid to talk about it. You really like it. I'm like, I've told them several times. If I wasn't affiliated with him, I'd be using High Mountain Seasoning and just seeing the difference in putting any PK on, especially the Red Dot Glow, wherever we go, charge that thing up with a flashlight and catch some walleye at night. It's a blast. Yeah, exactly. So Kurt, it's really cool to have you on the show. Thanks again for sponsoring the show. We certainly love our PKs and we're using them quite often because we like to get out on the water. We're transitioning into that hard water season and PK has been known for a long time for the ice fishing gear. And so I was just wanting to have you on to talk about what's new and what's coming. But first, I think it's really cool for our audience to get to know you a little bit. So Kurt, tell us a little bit about where you're from and how you got into fishing. Yeah, I don't know. I'm a redneck country guy from North Dakota. I don't like being indoors. I got to be outside. That's what got me into this stuff. I graduated from this area. I'm out of Lytton, North Dakota. We're just north of the South Dakota state line. We are located on the waters of Lake Oahe. It's the heart of the Missouri River. It goes from down to the Mississippi. There's Lake Oahe, Lake Francis, Lake Sharp that all look up to it. We fish a lot of like structure, a little bit of everything. And right now there's still a good live bait like going on. These fish that we are targeting right now on the Lake Oahe portion are starting their fall migration from south of Mole Ridge down by Akaska, here in South Dakota. They start to transition to move up north around this mark where they're going to spawn next spring. We just did a big fishing tournament here on the Missouri called the Big Muddy. That was about two weeks ago. From then until now fishing has changed. There's been a good bite around the River Bay here. This last week there's been a ton of boats out. People are getting out. I'm looking to get down next Monday just to test out some different stuff and see what's going on. But if these fish keep migrating north, ice fish should be great. But yeah, I've got a construction business on the side that we do roofing gutters and siding. And as I spend my winters off, that's what got me going into PK. I met Pat here a couple of years ago. We took him up to Lake Whip and I was looking to do something as an investment I wanted to do. I had some ideas I to wanted do. And I ran him by Pat. I'm looking at maybe getting out of there. So we worked out a deal within a week or two. I basically bought the company. But from then PK started in 2009. Pat did a great job with it. He didn't have a lot of social media, internet skills. It was all basically word of mouth. Whatever he did, it was just word of mouth. I got into it and I'm not much better than Pat. I don't know a whole lot about computers and stuff, but we've been just testing out some new stuff. We started that ice fishing company. I fished the National Walleye tour competitively in the summertime. This year I got busy with my other job so I didn't get to do the whole schedule. I'm looking forward to doing the whole schedule at the end of the next year. We start out in Lake Erie and I'm actually going out there here in a couple of weeks to test out some new products. Now I really get an head start on pre -fishing. I'm just going to get out and do one more big open water trip, I guess. I'm going to be meeting my dad and brother out there. We're That's awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. And one of the things that I've always enjoyed over the years is seeing some of the ideas that Pat has come up with. And I know you two collaborate quite a bit and Tim Jenny and all the guys. I'm like, what are we going to come up with next? It's going to be the new big thing. And I know the Ridge Rattler has been an important part of my arsenal over the last year and a half, two years. And I see that you're coming out with a smaller version of that for ice season, which is really exciting, especially for those of us like me who love to hammer the walleye and the trout through the ice. So can you tell us just a little bit more about that product? Yeah, being a competitive angler, I got a tie on a PTA, whatever I'm doing or for the pizza purpose of building a tackle company. I can go out and use what actually works and do as good as everybody else. But the idea was what PTA we're trying to do our own thing. We're trying to be unique in and making something that's not out there yet. If you go, I'm looking at something you think what's it's already been done. What can we do to make it better? Anything different with the PTA Ridge Rattler? We took our crankbait. We have what's called a Ridgeline Gen 2 crankbait. It's got ridges on the outside. Those ridges give it a different vibration as it travels through the water. And if you want to trigger fish, you basically need three elements. You need noise, flash and vibration. If you can get one of those elements into something that's probably going to catch fish. Although, a bare hook will catch fish. Don't get me wrong. You don't always have to have something pretty and crazy out there. It can be very simple. But we took that design of the PK Ridgeline crankbait and downsized it into a lipless crankbait. In doing so, I like to use a lot of lipless cranks. Like I started off with Live Target and those are very light. They're hard to use during open water because they don't have a lot of direction of going down. They kind of jig and they do their thing. It's a cool product. They almost got some cool stuff with the light. They just don't drop fast. I was looking for something I can use for open water and ice fishing. So what we did, we added extra weight to the front. We called it a weight forward design. By doing so, that creates a fast drop alert. And we kept those ridges on the side. Those ridges cause vibration. When I'm out there jigging it or ripping it or throwing it back to me, I'm going to jig it up. And as I jig it up, I can feel vibration in my rod. That vibration lets me know that alert isn't followed up. It's actually working. And as it's doing that, it's triggering the strike. The idea is you want to rip it up, get it to vibrate and let it swim down and sink and hit the bottom. It's going to stir things up. But if it's a great lure for open water, cast like a bullet. We use it a lot up in say Devil's Lake and Sakakawea or Castle of Weedlines. Perfect lure for up there. Doesn't matter if it's windy out or not, you can cast that. Where some of the other ones you just can't cast into the wind, it's too light. But it works great for ice fishing, great for open water. And then this year we come out with three new products. The ideal is we're going for the Finicky Bite. We're downsizing things on the Ridge Rider. This one here we come out with, it's called the Mini. I didn't see it or not, but it basically weighs just under a quarter ounce. And we already have a quarter ounce one, but this is about half the size. Some of that weight, it's just a nice fast dropping lure. It's got smaller hooks on it. It's designed to catch crappie and perch and all this. But when we were testing it up in Devil's Lake last year, it isn't just up in Devil's Lake, but we have a bunch of areas down here where we have nice walleye and nice perch that share the same water. So you can be targeting perch for an hour and next thing you'll get a six ball walleye come. So this lure is great for that because it's got the small hooks on it for the perch crappie. But when a walleye bites it, it doesn't just nibble on it. It basically inhales. If you're going to use this for a walleye, bring fires with you because they're going to have to try on a small. Just something cool. And there's a lot of similar products out there, but the big difference on this, it's the weight forward design and the ribs. It's going to vibrate and it's going to have a fast drop with the other one. Just don't ask. Yeah. I've fished before you guys came out with the Ridge Rattler, I used some of the smaller lipless cranks and they just don't have the weight. You were talking about those like the rattle trap is one I think about. It was okay, but I can cast the PK Ridge Rattler almost twice as far. It's going to dive deeper. Yes, much deeper. And it's fun. I took it last year out off of this. We have this gravel point that would drop off and I was running that Ridge Rattler right up, right up that gravel drop off and just catching walleye after walleye off that drop. And I've noticed those predatory fish. They really want to be low in the water column and watch that bait fish. And when that bait fish is getting close to the surface and close the bank, that's when they want to run up and strike and eat that thing. So if you can mimic that where, where bait fish are, you know, running away, but they're running out of basically maneuverable room, that's when those big fish are like, okay, I've got you. I'm going for it. And they can corral you. Yeah. And Kurt, I was going to say those smaller ones are going to be really awesome for trout here in the West because a lot of our lakes, we have predator and believe me, they are predatory brook trout, splake, browns, fishing that smaller version through the ice and mid winter is going to be great because some of those bigger ones sometimes turn them off, right? Like it's a little too much for them, but downsizing a little bit, I think is going to be just killer for the trout through the ice here in Wyoming, Montana, and the Western States. It's going to be fun to put them to use for sure. Well, one key element on catching fish is that I can be using a Renway dinner devil, right? And it's, I can have one size and it just doesn't work. Sometimes you just go to a smaller size. That's all you really need to do. You can have the right color and everything else, but sometimes it's going to a smaller size. It's all you need to do. So that's why we come out with this mini rig browser, just a different option of what already works great. Yeah. Just as a business owner, what are some tips and tricks you found? You have two companies you've talked about you're running. You've got your competitive fishing. What are some things you've done to bring balance into? Cause obviously R and D new products, bringing that to the market. I know personally what is behind that and the amount of energy work, stress, strife goes into launching a new product, but you're also running another existing company. And then you talked about, you're getting to go do competitive fishing, which is your kind of sounds like your bread and butter, what you like to do. So how do you balance all this to keep a holistic schedule and keep you motivated to keep producing new products? Yeah, no, that's a great question. I don't even know where to start. How do you balance not just one job, but basically two. And for one, you gotta have a good foundation at home. You gotta have a good support group. You gotta have good friends and family that help you out. I can't do this on my own. There's no way. I probably talk to Pat once a week. You just kick around different ideals, but then there's the financial part of this too, where it just, in this story, you got a couple million dollars worth of product, which we're just sitting on, waiting to go. And some of it sells better than the other stuff, but to be a weird tiny company we're competing against Rapalas and Berkleys and Northlands that we're not there, but hopefully someday we'll, we'll get a little bit closer. I was just uptown on the other day at Shields in Bismarck and what started out being just a two by two area of PK is we always got an eight foot section up there right now. So that's a big store. That's a good store for us, but it's not one of our biggest. Hopefully every year we keep gaining tech space. It all starts with having a good support group and my other company is doing very well where we can take some money out of put in with something new. Like we talked about earlier, we come out with some different stuff this year. We're also an open water company. I got to keep coming out with Oakland water products. And I think we're on the right track. We've got stuff that's unique again, and then I can catch a fish, but trying to balance everything. Yeah. It's a chaos sometimes. There's nothing worse than being a competitive fisherman. That's probably the most stressful job you can have. So that's going to keep moving forward and doing the best we can. I picked this one up the other day and as an entrepreneur, business owner, if the things you do in your downtime don't revitalize and re -energize, you're not going to make it very long. It's just, you know, it sounds like fishing, even though it causes some stress, it's your getaway from the fishing lure company, right? Yeah. No, I just love the outdoor part about being a competitive ranger. If we get to go somewhere and we'll be up in Green Bay, we'll be on Erie. This August here, we took a couple of net views off the port packing. We just changed trout, lake trout. That was a blast. If you want to go to a cook catch 25 to 30 inch wakers, four pack is it, and it's only six hours only, but it's six hours from us. And we ice fish big in the last mountain, plus all around here. Going to the different bides of water, you think it's a little vacation, but it's really not. Everywhere I might go, I pick up different things I need to do, where I do with DK, where it's different colors, different bides of water, fish react differently to certain things. So as we're going around ice fishing, open water fishing, I'm picking up things. I might go to somewhere to just tank and just do terrible, but yet I picked up some skills there or I learned something new that I can take somewhere else. So it was very beneficial to actually go to this event. It's just, we're always learning and that's something we got to do to keep things moving forward. I was going to ask you this later in the podcast, but I think I'll ask it now is if you're talking to somebody who's looking at the market and looking at different options, so you talked about Northland, you talked about Berkeley, Rapala, all those big companies, and then PKs, tell them just if you were to tell them one thing about why they should buy a PK, what would that be? What is the one thing you'd say, this is why you got to have PKs, this is why you should try this? I'm not one to say that PK is a catch -all. It isn't. Should PK be in someone's arsenal? Why not? We've got something for everybody, water, we've got something for every water type, almost every species of fish. We're a North Dakota, better known, why not give it a try? I know some guys are stuck on certain things, that's the hardest thing that this little industry is to get people to try something new. A lot of older guys have a talk box that's full, right? They don't have any need or any desire to buy anything new. They've got what works, they've got what's got them their biggest fish. We're targeting the younger generation, where we sponsor the high school fishing league in our state here. It's basically like, you know, the bass circuit, but we try to target, or we try to cater to the younger generation. That's the guys that have a tackle box that's empty, they're looking to fill it up, and they're more eager to try it, and they might not have as much experience on the water, so if we can get them a PK in their hand and they can catch their first big fish on it, they're hooked. And that's a lot of guys' big mistake, is that they're not willing to try something new, where they might try a certain crankbait, where they might try a particular crankbait that they like, and they'll put that crankbait on for six, seven hours, and if they don't catch a fish, they'll just, at the end of that fishing trip, they'll say the fish just didn't bite. That probably isn't the case, because they were open to try something new. It can be a benefit with something new, and I would say try it, you got something for basically everybody. Yeah, and I would echo that for sure, like this summer we were, I took my family up to Keyhole, and I did a podcast on that, and my son and my dad and I, so it was three generations of boys in the boat, and we wanted to go out and get after the walleye. The wind blew for a couple of days, where we couldn't get out to where I knew the walleye would probably be, so we focused on crappie and pike and other things, and then when we were able to get out to where the walleye were, that PK Dakota Disc was awesome, and my dad's kind of that older guy you're talking about, Kurt, where he's 80 years old, and he has the one thing that's always worked for him. He's got one of those crawler harnesses that Northland made that he loved, and Ben's on the other side of the boat with this PK Dakota Disc out fishing grandpa, so that was pretty cool. He was having fun, he's catching fish after fish, and we were done pretty quickly. It didn't take very long once we could get out to where they were at, but that Dakota Disc shines, and that PK Wobbler, a lot of your open water stuff, man, I'm just like, you have as a fisherman, you're like, okay, it's a crawler harness. It's not just a crawler harness, and what's really cool is, for me, I've been able to put a lot of fish in the boat this year using that, and I was going to tell you this story too. I have a nephew, he lives in like the Denver metro area, right, so real busy part of Denver, doesn't go fishing, mostly plays video games. I had him come up here to Boyson Reservoir with me, and we went out, and we were pulling a PK Wobbler, and I like the one that's got the pink with the kind of silvery look to it, and we were using that, and we were, seriously, we were going about a half a mile an hour to three quarters of a mile an hour, and about three foot of water right off the edges, some weeds, and some kind of dirty water, and we had our limit in 45 minutes. It was so much fun, he had a blast, and so I would just echo that, why not try something different? It is fun to, especially in the summer, you don't have to use the same crawler harness you've been using for 25 years. You can try some of these new things that give off a different vibration, a different flash, have a little different action to them, and they work really well. Thank you for putting those out, because they certainly helped us this summer quite a bit. That PK Wobbler and that Dakota Disc, and go over some cool products that pull on live beads. That's all I ever did. Back then, there was a Colorado blade, and there was an Indiana blade, and you would put on different beads, different colored beads, different colors, and just mix and match until you got something that was this cool. When Pat first designed that PK Wobbler, it was basically out of a piece of balsa wood, and he had filed that out, and there's one side that's flat, one side's round, and when we tested it, it was the rounded side, which is the opposite side that it is now. It's the rounded side, it's your fishing pole, and that just wobbled back and forth. Probably went about 20 degrees, that you sped up, it just wobbled faster, and you go, oh, that's cool. It's a float that has action, so let's just call it the PK Wobbler. It just made sense, but then when it goes into production, it goes from balsa wood into fork, and it totally chunks the action, and I panicked, because I got this piece of foam back, and I think I was out in Green Bay or somewhere, and I was just putting some on, and it basically wasn't doing anything. It was like, pulling around a box, and I'm like, God, I got a lot of these, I don't know what I'm going to do with them. So we peed out around, and I got this idea, let's just flip it around, so now we have the part that's flat, that face of the fishing pole, and that turned it into a multi -directional floating spinner. That was by accident. Now we got stuff that's in multi -directional, multi -directional. Whoever thought of that, I wasn't thinking of that, but that's what it does, and we got the patent for that, and that's ours, when it all happened by a lot, but as a kid growing up floating spinner, I thought, how else can we do a spinner? It's been done before, and then after, I ended up sitting, and then we kind of worked together to make what it is, but that PK Wobbler, I cashed two checks on the National Walleye Tour with it, plus a bunch of other checks of fishing, different other fish tournaments, but what a cooler. I think it does better in mid -summer, more on the Great Lakes. It just covers a bigger body of, as it spins, it displaces water in a bigger area, where say you go out to Lake Erie, it's always big blade, big stuff, right? As it spins, it's covering an area that's bigger than an actual spinner would, if that makes any sense, and then my dad and brother were out here two years ago, and they were messing around. When you go up here, it's always crankbaits, big stickbaits, reef runners, bandits, baglies, those, you're graded out there, so if you're going to go to Erie, if you're going to drive 14 hours, it's going to put the whole world up, it just makes sense. Why do you want to go out there and mess around with something that probably isn't going to catch a fish, when you only have a couple days to fish? So they went out there, and they're pulling big big bait bandits around, and then my dad being sad, he puts on the PK Wobbler in front of it, or whatever, let's see what it does. That first day, they went out, they've had a one pull, my dad outfished my brother like five to one, with a wobbler in front of a six -bait bandit, right? I don't know if it turns it into a scatter wrap, where it's got a little different action, or something, but by the end of their trip, they had a wobbler in front of every bandit, so that was just super cool. That's why we're going to go out there next week, we're going to play around with this some more, and we're going to put wobbler in front of cranks, and then we have a different rattle float coming out next year, we're going to play around with that, and then we got a Kaleidote we're working on for next year, and we're going to play around with that, and see what comes of it, but that PK Wobbler is super cool, we pretty much sell them all year around, even in February, we got wobbler's going out the door, which I think is just neat, and then that PK decoded this, it's just a round disc, about little, about a quarter, we got the idea, that's the full flapping around, it just goes side to side, and it causes vibration, it's kind of a swimming action, killer lure up on Devil's Lake, I don't think it goes by a fish that it doesn't catch, it just really does very well up in Devil's Lake, Lake Oahu out here, I think, I think almost anywhere I've ever put that on, I've caught fish, super cooler, deep, doesn't cost a lot, but if you want to tie your own, we have all the parts, you can buy them online, and you get a pack of 12 discs, very effective lure, and the get up and done often make it different, and we did it again with the PK decoded disc. Yeah, like I said, it worked great for me this summer, but I want to go back to this, you've got some new micro stuff coming out for this winter season, besides the Ridge Rattler, can you talk about those other two products, because I think those, especially around here, because we've got, we got the trout that I know will eat them, we've got the walleye, the crappie, the perch, all those different things, just highlight some of those new micros that you got coming out. Oh, this starts out now, about two years ago, I fished, called the NAIFC, I think it's still having a lure, but it's basically a special panfish ice fishing circuit, where they target bluegills, the area where I'm at, we don't have any bluegills, I don't, I think I caught my first one here probably three years ago, they're a very aggressive fish, like a crappie, but a lot smaller, but anyway, we were fishing Lake Oahu in Iowa, went down there, and I brought the PK predator tungsten, it's a one ounce tungsten, got a blade on it, a treble hook, we were fishing, and I could see them on my livestock, and there was a bunch of them down there, they wouldn't fight, and so I go online, and I'm trying to figure out how to catch a bluegill, and first thing I said is, lighten up your line, you know, go like a two pound test, and I did that, and I think our PK predator tungsten was a little too big, so you can come up with the idea of, let's drop the hook from the actual lure, to get like space out there, and then that seemed to work, started catching fish, that came up with the idea of, let's just make a real small tungsten, how small can we go, we got it down to a one thirty second out tungsten, and this is called the metagoshi rig, that all came from the idea of bluegill bite eat, bug bite eat, so the idea, this is this lure, bait chasing bait, when you stick something on the hook, it's basically, that hook is going to be following that lure, like bait chasing bait down there, real cool idea, we used a little bit last fall on Devil's Lake, we were catching blue jumbo perch with this, and then we would have walleye come through, I think our biggest walleye we caught was about three pounds, the chain did not break, I'm like, I'm sold, this is an awesome lure, bluegill, crappie, perch, and walleye, but I'm not saying this is a walleye lure, but if you have one come through, you're going to be okay with it, you know, that's the hook, right, and then as I'm going around, different sporting shows, I'm thinking, hey, I got this cool small spoon with a drop chain, and I'm showing guys, and they're like, you know what would be cooler than that, a treble hook on it, and I'm like, I can't breathe these guys, so what I did, I come out with a TK micro spoon, same one 30 second tongues in, but we put a size 20 treble hook on it, that way I got all the anglers happy, I think, I covered every bait, yeah, we got six colors of each, real cool lures, shield was down in Kirkwood Chasm, and here's a bunch of other stores that are slowly picking them up, but it's something new, so if you don't have it at your store, ask as far as that they order it, or check it out on our website, where we're fully stocked.
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"John I've not known you long, but I love you already, but I have to say that it's it's disingenuous To claim that the biases they're exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases exhibited on MSNBC It's difficult to suggest that these corporations operate as anything other than mouthpieces for their affiliate owners in black rock and vanguard And unless we start to embrace and then also mate like just spiritually if I may use that word in your great country We have to take responsibility For our own perspective. I've been on that MSNBC mate. It was propagandist nutcracker It was absurd the way they carried on There was no one called Joe there no one could concentrate they didn't understand the basic tenets of June journalism No one was willing to stick up for genuine American heroes like Edward Snowden No one was willing to talk about Julian Assange and what he suffered trying to bring real journalism to the American people What's up guys and welcome back today We're gonna dive into a realm where technology meets privacy freedom and a sprinkle of rebellion because hey We're talking Bitcoin and who better to kind of navigate us through this digital jungle than the master of privacy himself Edward Snowden And just this past week Snowden was the star at Bitcoin Amsterdam And he had a lot to say so let's decrypt his insights and explore what he calls a peaceful revolution Hey, we got a lot to cover. Let's get it Bitcoin has a privacy problem Everybody knows it and it's for many as many years as I've been giving these talks now It is still on fix The world has a privacy problem Okay, so so so what do you do about it? You know people in the room? Oh, you know, let me do a coin join I'm gonna erase this by shuffling these round and I'll do 200 levels of mix -ins or something like that cool. Yes, you know, I am proud of you for knowing that it's possible But no stop that that's not what we're looking Contorting yourself to be able to fit to pass through the keyholes of the tyranny that is surrounding us That's not the solution The goal is not to you know Wake up in the morning and be blessed with the perfect suite of knowledge and skills That will allow you to dance through the Byzantine a hell the smartphones, you know evil invisible Perfidious network traffic that is timing you out to everybody in the can without asking your permission Just in order to be able to interact with society in some approximation of safely, right? You go. Well, I got VPNs and I've got these things that hurt they're blocking this I'm using ad blockers and I've got a hardened browser and whatever that's not the goal And it only benefits, you know, the the smallest minority fraction When we talked about, you know, the old case of Lenin and these people who were sort of putting their acts on the ground It comes from the collective there has to be a mass there has to be enough people and the more exclusively The more exclusive your community becomes because of the burden of knowledge that it requires to participate in it the smaller that collective will necessarily be And we need to recognize that the status quo of the world it is whether it's the way Sort of on chain privacy analysis is happening and they're you know, tracking cross -chain transfers You see people tweeting this stuff out. But oh look this person moved to this that person moved back That's not normal. It's not acceptable, but it is here It's inside the room. It's on your phone. It's in your pocket. It's in on the Wi -Fi It's the cameras that watched you walk into the venue to now have vehicle recognition and person recognition baked into the algorithm It's on the chip. It doesn't even cost the manufacturer anything extra to add in. They just got to enable the software It is everywhere And the thing that I want you to take away from all that is that the acting in secret is not not freedom Right. It's not the goal. It's not that we want to liberate Ourselves as the individual we want to liberate that the collective individual And accepting that it's normal for there to be processes out there where you have to submit, you know a notarized photo of your paint Let's say, you know Your on -chain team maybe not to your rulers in Manhattan be an automated form in order to establish Your identity or your proof of funds in order to be permitted to spend your own money. That's not freedom The necessity of coin joins and so on That is Because you are unfree that is in proof of funds that is proof of unfreedom You know Snowden hits the nail on the head about the world's privacy problem But the world's privacy issue isn't a sinking ship just yet It's a call to action though and a shout to innovate and take back control and Bitcoin it seems is our paddle in these stormy Seas, you can create systems now that are unowned and still function that can be decentralized They can be private by default And that is powerful this is big stuff but creating unknown systems a realm free of control and surveillance It sounds utopian today, doesn't it? But with Bitcoin this utopia seems within grasp However, not all the glitters is gold. The crypto market is buzzing with the talk of ETFs But is that what we really want right now? The reason everybody's getting excited about the price is they're thinking about you know Even if price is moving Because that is a kind of subordination that is a kind of subjugation that is a process of taming That we see being played out all the allure of the ETFs. It is a tempting fruit for some but Snowden warns It's a step towards subjugation We know what they can do with rehypothecation and a move away from the core essence of Bitcoin Which is self -custody removing banks and intermediaries The idea isn't to emulate but to innovate to liberate when you think about why everybody's so excited about the SEC and it's more it's Like stable coins and everything like that is because there's a real demand for stable points because you know They want to find a way to offset volatility Then okay, if you will not engage in that sort of legacy systems you can but but don't try to emulate the dollar Liberate Seize it right make it on own make it decentralized make it private None of the stable points that exist right now, but I'm aware of our private by default There are some that at least don't have blacklisting or whatever as opposed to like a tether or USDC But it's important to remember that that's not enough just like with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an enormously powerful enormously useful That's as it is If we think about Bitcoin as how it was there was a time when everybody thought big payments were private Right, just because there wasn't a name on the account and people are still you journalists are still out there saying Oh Bitcoin You know the anonymous digital currency or whatever. We know it's not That level of sophistication creeps up. The ledger is always out there the ways that will be applied and exploited will only grow What about tomorrow and yeah all these people they're talking about stable coins, etc speaking of liberation a hot topic as Snowden points out as stable coins have a long road ahead to Embody the ethos of decentralization and privacy and it's not just about creating some digital dollar counterpart It's about crafting a currency free from the shackles of control. This is why there's Bitcoin and everything else We have only two roads freedom and happiness Or the grave When the system considers your life to be one of its primary resources a Crucial move that is available to any collective is to hold one's own life for ransom You need to push forth the question are the concessions that are being asked more easily endured Than the life than the loss of life that withholding those concessions would provoke Not not only the loss of labor, right but the cost of extinguishing the intransigent lives this is Effectively the root of all minority power all labor bargaining. It will be harder to Remove me than to live with me We're kind of drawing closer to this climax our two paths are clear freedom and happiness or this dreary dystopian world economic forum end and the stakes are high and the time is ripe for action and our action according to Snowden starts with disengaging from seeking validation or permission from these traditional authorities and these failing institutions and we need to stop asking for permission for this all of the people who are Tracking the price looking at the headlines and you know going over the SEC the SEC Gary You know Gensler is not daddy Bitcoin I don't really care what he thinks and I don't think you should either and yeah Gary Gensler isn't the gatekeeper of bitcoins potential We are the community is and as the saying goes power to the people, but how do we harness this power? How do we respond to the tightening noose around creative and financial freedom? Our space is being cut off The space for invention space for creation space for transaction Has been narrowed and it's continuing to be narrowed And at what point do we respond? At what point do they see our response at what point do they stop marching off our developers to prison? and at which point Do we start taking their authorities away? Because that is what Bitcoin set out to do You know, if you remember the Genesis block What was behind it we see the risk of bank failures growing as the certain rate of bond losses freezes We're about to have another moment of systemic unease And I don't think the Pitch that we are offering to the world is ready for it But it could be it should be and it can be while fidelity and black rock are Definitely bullish developments don't rely on black rock or fidelity to custody your own Generational wealth self -custody is the revolution and simply Bitcoin originals are powered by the Bitcoin way They are your IT team in the Bitcoin world They can help you with your journey if you need help with wallets and nodes inheritance planning No KYC purchases how to buy Bitcoin accepting Bitcoin payments collaborative custody multi -sig and more They got you covered schedule a free 30 -minute call today using that link below We say it all the time Bitcoin is more than just a digital currency It's a statement a resistance against control a step towards taking back. What's ours? What's yours our privacy our freedom and with every step wins closer towards the system where the power is Distributed and not hoarded and so we're here today gathered in this room with the world ending behind us But if we're lucky we have an idea right now And you have ones that nobody's heard of That could be world starting So let's get to it. Thank you very much World starting ideas, they're not just the relics of a bygone era They're here and in this digital Bitcoin Renaissance, they're waiting to be discovered nurtured and let loose upon the world It's not just about facing the storm. It's about becoming the storm So as Snowden said let's get to it man Snowden always gets me fired up but guys like share subscribe spread the sound money gospel and make sure you got those Notifications set because we are dropping content every day and make sure you're following us on Twitter We're dropping the latest news on the daily keeping you up to date with the peaceful Bitcoin revolution And I don't know if you cut at the last couple days, but there was kind of some major big news We got Joe Rogan. He's on team Bitcoin and then fidelity just said there is no second best So, you know, I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. Hey, hope you had a great weekend Let's go whoop some ass this week. Let's get after it. Cheers to the bright orange future.
Gov. Ron DeSantis: Preparing Planes to Bring People Back From Israel
"The State Department the embassy they weren't doing anything to help them out get of the war zone and so I last week I did an executive order we scrambled our response assets and we said you know what we're going to have planes and we're going to bring people back from Israel back to Florida and so we did a plane this weekend landed 271 not all Floridians mostly but you know there were other people that were stranded and we want to help we're all Americans so we so we help them 91 of them were children and a lot of these children are entry school age and so I had one mother come to me say you know governor for the last couple days you know my daughter was telesexual daughter was saying I don't want any more rockets I don't want to hear the rockets I want to see Florida again we got to get back to Florida so we were able to make that happen here's the thing the Biden administration what they finally decided to do was they could dump people in Cyprus or dump you in Athens Greece but then they were going to charge argue for that and I'm just thinking to myself well first of all how are they going to get from Greece back home like a lot of people don't have never even been there second of all you're a legal alien you come across the border this government will fly you at taxpayer expense no cost to the illegal alien all across this country they they will will put you in hotels no cost to the illegal alien on the taxpayer and they won't even think twice about it but yet americans u .s. citizens trying to leave a conflict they're going to charge you and not even bring you all the way home so just shows you how this government operates they will put the american people last they don't give a damn about our own
Republicans Can't Get Their Act Together on Voting for House Speaker
"So houses regain recess now after Jordan loses Jim Jim Jordan loses the first vote for speaker folks you know the Democrats voted in lockstep for Hakeem Jeffries not a single defection the can't Republicans seem to get their act together again I understand there are multiple sides to this I'm in no way confused I get it some people don't like Matt Gaetz Matt Gaetz and the other seven or eight don't like Kevin McCarthy a lot of others didn't like McCarthy either fair enough but we're here right we're here we all work in real jobs in the I real world don't get to say on this radio show you know I love my show I love it a lot but there are days Jim you know it where some days I mean I had surgery a couple months ago and in a couple days it really didn't feel like doing it but you know what happens you put your big boy pants on it's not a complicated job you talk for three hours you put together a good show you put forth your best effort effort you have a cup of coffee you get on here nobody's a hero for it you just do it it's really incredible to me that despite the fact that we're here we're in this situation regardless of God here we're here we have no speaker the Republicans have a majority in the house they know the mission what's on that meme on Twitter he understood the assignment and they don't seem to understand the assignment which is you've got to pick a speaker 13 of them voted for someone than other Jordan
A highlight from Anti-Bitcoin Forces SABATOGE Argentina's Javier Milei | EP 846
"Welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live! We're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture, and medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Speaking of the separation of money and state, it's one of those episodes, Javier Melí, who is currently the front runner to win the Argentinian presidency. He's being sabotaged left and right. Prosecutors charged him with the crime. They're using lawfare. And coincidentally, of course, a couple days before the election, the current government eliminated all income tax entirely. I wonder why they did that. You could say at this moment, at this moment, you could say that potentially, he is a threat to the system, a threat to the status quo, a threat to the government's ability to create money for free that everyone else has to work for. So very, very interesting times that we're living through, to say the least. And another thing that I wanted to bring up was the breaking news that was happening this morning. Cointelegraph reported that the BlackRockSpot ETF was approved. That turned out to be a total hoax. One million percent. But it was very, very interesting. Like when I was making the title for the video, I was like, BlackRockSpot Bitcoin ETF. Then 20 minutes later, it turned out to be a hoax. The price of Bitcoin pumped to 30K. I feel bad when it fell back down once again. And yeah, man. So crazy, crazy stuff. I think people, if you've never, I saw Steven Lipka tweet this morning. If you've never experienced a Bitcoin bull market because your class of 2020, well, this is what it feels like. It just took green candles all the way up. But I wonder who was behind that in Cointelegraph. They did it. They did release a tweet that said that they were looking into it. Whoever was behind that, if they did it on purpose, they could have made a lot of money very quickly. And I don't know. I don't know, man.
A highlight from Grayscale SPOT BITCOIN ETF (Friday 13th DEADLINE!!)
"Thank you for joining. It is a good day to discover crypto. Today, it's a very special episode, folks. We got a very special guest, and it's a very special day. It's a spooky episode with the ones and twos. Got some very special people on it. Guys, you are going to go crazy for this. We had to do something special for Friday the 13th. Very special guests on the side computer here and on the board rising from the depths. Rising from the depths like the water pipes of Detroit and Michigan. It's a scary day, man. I'm coming from Detroit. You guys better be scared. Guys, you can't even see half the drip going on right here. This man is dripping. Just like this hoodie that you could buy at hitmerch .com, it is dripping. And not only that, we got a special guest with Crypto Blood. We got another special guest. You want to reveal yourself? Yeah, I couldn't miss today being with Crypto Blood. So, always a good time. TJ is back, folks. Yeah, thank you for joining us. Make sure you go ahead and hit that like button. Let's go ahead and shock the Google overlords because this is a very special episode. I did want to say real quick, part of why I couldn't miss it is, fun fact, I was telling him before the show, Crypto Blood, one of the first crypto YouTube channels I ever watched when I was first learning about things back in 2017. So, OG, one of my favorites. Learn something new today. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Glad to be here. Yeah, we're gonna have a good time. We're gonna go check out the Falcons game in a couple days. Are you excited about that? I went to the Hawks game last night. How was the two chains? Hey, man, I'm living life down here in Atlanta. Was two chains there? He was not. Nene Leakes was there. Okay. Nene Leakes was there. In a two -chain seat? No, no, no, but a few celebrities there. All right. Yeah, it is a fun time. It is a fantastic time at the Hawks games, but let's get into the crypto content here, guys. Make sure you sub to our channel here, but more importantly, make sure you sub to Crypto Blood over here. Let's show them that little bit of love. Let's give them to 25k by the end of the month. I think we can definitely do that. I think it's just time for us to look at crypto prices, though. That's what you're here for, so let's check it out. I do want to hit refresh, make sure we have that freshest data available here. I am a human. Please let me continue. All right, we are up 0 .2%. The market cap coming in at $1 .08 trillion, but the volume is up, blood. We're up to $64 billion. I mean, what's the volume looking like to you? I mean, this is about double, triple where we've been lately. Volume is a very critical component you got to look at. A lot of traders or new traders don't look at that. The volume is very important. So the price and volume. Just sum it up, less volume equals what? Less participation. Less participation, a little bit more volatility too, folks. So volatility gives you more of a conviction. So if you have volatility in a down market, that means there's a lot of selling, a lot of people convicted with that move. So you got to pay attention to volume, guys. You got to pay attention to it. All right, candle daddy, blood looking fresh. Guys, you can't even see half the drip, I'm telling you. All right, we have Bitcoin dominance coming in at $14, $48 .2. ETH dominance, $17 .1. Gas is still very low. It's only 12 Gwei, so you can make your transactions fairly cheap on the Ethereum blockchain here in the EVM. Bitcoin is up slightly, but ETH is just flat as it can be. Along with some of these alts, BNB only moving 0 .1%, XRP moving less than 1%, Solana moving only half a percent. Really, nothing is moving. The only thing moving in a single digit is DOGE, and it's only moving 1%. I mean, we were talking about DOGE on ATB. Feels like a slam dunk in the $0 .05 range, right? Yes, I love DOGE. I know, who was that one last week that was... I'm trying to think of the guess who it was. Man, I'm trying to... Dude, he got a little flustered with my Dogecoin. Johnny, shout out to Johnny. Yeah, Johnny Hopper. Johnny Hopper, Johnny Hopper. Yeah, DOGE is an OG. You got to remember, guys, Dogecoin has made it through all the crypto altcoin season. So I was just telling TJ that behind the scenes, and you got to keep that in mind. I know it's a meme coin, but it's the meme coin that has lasted through all of the ups and downs.
Monitor Show 13:00 10-13-2023 13:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. From Commonwealth's 2023 National Financial Advisors Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colorado, we thank them for hosting us these past couple days. Sound on with Joe Matthew in Washington, D .C. That starts right now. Bloomberg Sound On. Politics, policy, and perspective. From D .C.'s top names. Most people, including most Republicans in Congress, understand that we need to get aid to Ukraine. Who's going to take us in a rational way into the future and lead our country? This has really become kind of the new frontier in American politics, is this battle between red states and blue cities. Bloomberg Sound On with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg Radio. Palestinians begin evacuating Gaza City as Israel prepares the ground invasion. Welcome to the fastest show in politics with the Defense Secretary now in Tel Aviv and Washington unable to do much without a Speaker of the House. We're joined by a voice of experience today in James Jeffrey, former U .S. Ambassador to Iraq, to Turkey, and to Albania, who helped lead the operation to defeat ISIS. Analysis today from our political panel, Bloomberg Politics.
A highlight from E13 Reefer Madness
"This is a THCA strain that's grown in California. It's a medical marijuana grow. It just happens to conform with hemp loss, so we get it. We got it. We pay a lot more for it, but we get it. This is Blue Dream. Blue Dream is probably becoming one of my favorites. I hadn't had a chance to try it until just a couple days ago. And it has a really unique flavor profile that I noticed immediately, and I'm not one to really notice those things. It just, it's... It smell doesn't like your typical cannabis. It doesn't taste like your typical cannabis even. It's more floral. Floral is really... It's very floral, very like almost lavender -y. I would say like a lavender. But the effects are phenomenal. I dig it. It kicks in, it hits real quick, and yeah. It's a sativa. So yeah, I was supposed to talk about all this stuff instead of my own experience. The strain of the show, Blue Dream. They label it as a sativa. So I thought to be more cerebral high, euphoric, focused feeling. Man, I read a lot of things like that, and sometimes I agree with them, but most of the time I'm just like, I got high. It tasted good. That'll do it. I didn't fall asleep, you know. But for this, I just, I like Blue Dream quite a bit, actually. It's delicious. This is squeaking under the 0 .3 % by barely. It is 0 .26 % Delta 9 THC and 26 .1 % THCA, so. Yeah. It's a good one. It's a good one. I like it. It's a newer strain that we just started carrying, but it's a well -known strain. It's a talked -about strain, but not always very available. Yes, very much so. And this is like a descendant of original Blue Dream. This is an exotic version or something like that. They basically, I think when they were isolating strains 20 years ago, they just didn't stop, or they stopped early. They didn't finish, and think I they could have had these strains, you know. They're probably trying to hurry so they didn't get caught. Well, I don't think they were really that concerned with, you know, terpene profiles like we are now. No, they're not. They weren't, but now they are.
Pres. Truman Knew Defeating Japan Required Unconditional Surrender
"Japan wanted a conditional surrender Truman said no a couple days later he dropped the second the death toll combined is believed to be about a hundred thousand citizens and God knows how many injured and how many other casualties Truman literally blew he said enough is enough we can't go on anymore those of you who saw the Oppenheimer movie which was an extremely biased movie you weren't told why Truman decided to drop those two atomic bombs you weren't told anything about Okinawa no I'm not suggesting we drop atomic bombs I'm not suggesting any of that I'm making a broader point you look at how we fought in Iraq brave heroes United States military trying all we could to avoid citizens we were even willing to swap the lives of American citizens who had volunteered to be Marines to be soldiers and so forth we were willing to have them killed
"the next couple days" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Here over the next couple days keeping it sunny on sunday then here comes the rain on monday gray skies cooler temperatures start the work week highs in the mid 60s at best on through the first half of the work week on tuesday and wednesday i'm gonna get a few sunbreaks by the end of the week let me come with us on news it's a northwest news radio now back to pause and listen and your host from cara veterinary dr peter brown welcome back to pause and listen this is your host peter brown i'm here with guest marina rockinger hello hello yeah thanks again marina for being here thanks for having me back i always love hearing about your pets and they're always into something yeah right before we went to break we were talking about mental illness dementia and in pets elderly you brought it up in your own pet you said you had a golden retriever that lived to be 16 and ultimately got some sort of dementia he did yeah you know it it was gradual right um the first we probably saw when he was 14 14 and a half and initially i thought maybe because he was showing signs of getting confused okay um he was losing some weight and we couldn't quite figure out why so went in and of course ran some blood work and got a full check up on him you know a as as a doctor as a pet of a veterinarian they get examined all the time so yeah yeah it's hard for me to pet a dog without actually feeling their lymph nodes and checking their abdomen out but um it's out of it but anyways and everything checked out perfectly normal i mean he had complete healthy throughout his system and and we actually discovered he was kind of forgetting to eat okay right so he would be like the food's out there yeah but once we actually started taking the food to him then he would then he would eat and his weight kind of stabilized out he did some abnormal barking right which which was initially we thought what's he hearing or singing and then it quickly came out there was nothing he was just barking and yeah and like continually oh wow um and then he would definitely like he would forget as it progressed to he would go to the bathroom door when he wanted to go outside not outside not the outdoor right and he lived in the same house for 16 years yeah so he knows where the outdoor and it you finally know progressed where he didn't recognize us and he was having accident and and i but i think it was more he could control it but he didn't even realize if he was inside or outside okay right and it just you know it and the the final straw for us is at the end he was i don't think he was uncomfortable but he was continually howling and barking and just out of you know any wouldn't calm down even with petting and holding and you know and we finally made that decision at the end um but it's we're seeing that more and more often um out there and like i said before it's because other things aren't you know we're we're saving a lot of lives and extending their lives and and with that something eventually happens like none of us live forever our pets don't live forever and you'd mentioned earlier sometimes it's an organ failure sometimes it's a cancer or cancer sometimes it's mental illness where things the brain decides as an organ the brain decides to just kind of shut down so back to this study it um highly recommend you guys google dog aging project yeah that's the easiest way to find it can yeah you find it out there there's actually a link on there if you google that out where you can find um a ways to help and potentially and i think do some surveys i think they are looking for people to track their their dogs and be a part of that project yeah and i think what's really important about this is giving us a numerical value rating on where a pet is in the process for multiple reasons one is that gives us the ability to communicate to other professionals right hey we have this you know dog it's a frailty score of seven and right you know we'd like you to um you know it's coming in or a mri um and going through that process or when pets move right where we can kind of track that it's also really important i think you said murphy's eight and a half now right no that's no lexie oh sorry yeah lexie is about eight and murphy is three and a half okay sorry get them confused i get my own children mixed up all the time too so you know lexie at eight yeah may not be old yeah right right they're all different every eight -year -old german shepherd is different some of them may be in some pretty end -of -life geriatric stages that would pretty be unusual but just because their average lifespan is 11 that's an average right right so when we think of where lexie's at is she starting to show some early signs so she's showing like for example what you might expect so her muzzle it's getting very gray she's got gray specks throughout her first she's a by color dog so for anybody that know doesn't what that is so if you see like police dogs black with the brown legs so she's the bicolor german shepherd and um they call them the working breed which if you met lexie is anything but but but anyway um and she's starting to show that around her muzzle and she is slowing down a little okay um although with like toys and stuff she'll go for a toy in a heartbeat that is her favorite thing in the whole wide world right and that leads me ask you later about dogs when they're showing that frailty but then they still want to play sure yeah that was great and i think you mentioned something there about the grayness and i i'm actually in the process of growing a little bit of a beard and it's coming in pretty gray you that know the frailty score doesn't include graying as far as i wouldn't do so right because that's just really a cosmetic correct yeah it's just normal aging yeah right and sometimes people do rate it's like oh and just other people are like oh they're great they must be having problems you know they're running marathons right so it doesn't really on there but the slowing down is an interesting point and i think we'll we'll talk about that further and how would we score lexie into this process and why is important that so okay yeah we'll be back here um after the break and kind of dive into this further i'm peter brown this is pause and listen every saturday two to three your pet is an irreplaceable family member that's why cara veterinaries should be your pet of choice addressing their medical needs and
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTOP
"Build their new stadium in D .C. Not mandatory but people in parts of our region being asked to help fight the drought by conserving water. And you'll soon be able to get more free COVID tests from the government. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. 5 18 It's traffic and weather on the 8th and Dave Dildine in the WTOP Traffic Center. In Virginia on the Beltway from the Interlube, the ramp that leads westbound on I -66 still blocked but the crash is getting towed. The ramp should be open soon. More traffic on the roads as the days get shorter, delays get longer. Lake Ridge has a crash on Old Bridge Road westbound near West Ridge Road on the left side through Round Hill westbound on Route 7. Still slow but better where the work zone did finally get cleared closer to the Shenandoah River. Route 9 still crawling westbound through Hillsboro. The crash resulted in a fire earlier in the afternoon near Sagle Road but traffic on 9 is slowly getting by, very slowly getting by. Last report alternated one direction at a time. Let's go into Maryland, Baltimore -Washington Parkway near Powder Mill Road. New crash on the median but the left lane blocked one or both ways by the responders. Definitely slow both ways in and out of Greenbelt on the VW Parkway. Route 32 near 295. Caller has a crash on an eastbound shoulder backing up eastbound traffic. I -95, no drama. Uneventful slowest northbound through Gaithersburg. In the district volume delays are pretty lengthy on the southeast -southwest freeway and 295 but with nothing impeding the flow of traffic. Let Carasoft, Box and all of their reseller partners support your agency's year -end IT needs with Carasoft's federally focused 24 -7 assistance. Learn more at countoncarasoft .com. Dave Deldine, WTLP traffic. Let's in bring 7news first alert meteorologist Jordan Evans. Jordan we've got sunshine now but how much rain are we going to be getting in the next couple days? Well it depends on which model you want to look at because right now the two
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTOP
"Clients win the compensation they deserve and as always, no pay fees unless your case is won. Visit GBLawyers .com and feel better. Mike Marillo, WTOP traffic. 7 News First Alert Meteorologist Mark Pena joining us live now. What can we expect for the rest of the afternoon? You know, I think we're going to stay mostly dry out there. We can't rule out an isolated shower or storm, but I think the vast majority of us though are going to stay dry after the rain that we had this morning which amounted to over an inch at from the energy that we'll need for widespread shower coverage. Now overnight we're going to stay mostly to partly cloudy, muggy and mild conditions are expected. Even some patchy areas of fog developing by tomorrow morning. Lows are expected to be in the 60s for your Tuesday. I think very similar conditions to today. Partly sunny for a good chunk of the day, but we're tracking strong a cold front which will start making its way through late tomorrow and into the early morning hours of Wednesday. long ahead Along and of this front we can see and expect some showers and storms. I'm not expecting anything severe, but some briefly heavy rainfall and maybe a few rumbles of thunder are definitely possible. And keep in mind some areas are extremely saturated from weekend rains, so we could see some minor creek and stream flooding. But as this cold front moves through throughout day the on Wednesday, we're expecting clearing skies from west to east and a really nice taste of fall on the way. We're expecting highs in the mid 70s Thursday and Friday with overnight lows in the 50s. And as we head towards the weekend, nothing but sunshine continuing highs with a little bit warmer in the low 80s. So got to get through these next couple days and we got a nice treat heading our way for the weekend. Outside it is a rather mild but temperatures are 82 in Northwest. I've got 83 and Alexandria it's 81 in Landover. Alright Mark, the forecast is brought to you by Dallas Glass. For all your glass, mirror and shower door needs, visit delasglass com. Dallas Glass, love your glass. Coming up, a talk show host is
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTOP
"Has a left side block due to the work there. That's about a three mile spot due to bridge deck repair. It's got the left shoulder and the left lane closed. Ralph Fox, WTOP traffic. We have some rain in the forecast. Let's get details from 7 News First Meteorologist Mark Peña. Yeah, tracking a few of these showers made me out towards I -81 lining up from about Martinsburg down towards about Harrisonburg at this time in the very light to moderate nature. We're going to keep these isolated to scattered showers in the forecast for the next couple days actually. It's going to be a bit of a gray kind of cooler afternoon for tomorrow. Highs only around 80 degrees with those on again off again rain showers in the forecast. Not expecting a complete washout nor will everybody see rain every single day now through Tuesday but those chances again are going to be there. The reason why we have a front that has slowly sacked through the area and basically stalled just to our south so along that front will be the focal point for some showers over the next couple days. Temperatures around 80 tomorrow around 80 on Tuesday. That front lifts back to the north as a warm front by Wednesday. That's going to increase the temperatures a little bit with highs in the mid 80s and and a then stronger a front will nudge both of these things out of here and that's going to drop temperatures to the mid 70s for Thursday Friday and not expecting any rain with that front but we will see that noticeable drop in temperatures. Afternoon highs in the mid 70s means could we see some overnight lows in the 50s maybe even some upper 40s out towards the west. Right now again tracking a few showers towards out the west and temperatures aren't too bad either. I've got 77 in McLean 78 in Alexandria 76 in Fairland and 78 outside the glass the glass enclosed nerve center UTOP
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTOP
"Know that you can map your commute around the DMV using any mode of public transit visit Novarides .org to plan your trip today Dave Dildine WTLP traffic. now let's in bring seven news first alert meteorologist Mark Pena. Mark can we expect more of this fantastic weather for the rest of the week? for the next couple days at least we do have a bit of roller coaster that we're going to see in terms of temperatures but it's a beautiful day though had we a weak front that pushed on through earlier today and it thankfully didn't bring too much rain but it is dropping temperatures and right now we're on either side of 80 degrees across the DMV overnight we're looking at temperatures falling into the upper fifties outside the beltway we'll go around 60 inside of it because of the urban heat island effect and then tomorrow afternoon just as nice as today highs in the low to mid 80s and north wind will usher in drier air so it'll feel really comfortable outside out you and can get enjoy by Thursday though that's when things begin to change the winds are going to shift more towards the south and that's going to usher in more moisture some higher temperatures and even some more clouds and can't rule out a spotty shower either and then by Friday we're looking downright hot again we're going to have highs in the low to mid 90s and with even more humidity it'll closer feel to 100 degrees by Friday afternoon but thankfully it's not going to last long kind of like yesterday we're going to have another front that's going to come on through and along ahead of it Friday afternoon we could see some strong to severe storms right now looking isolated to scattered in nature not a complete washout but it's something we'll be watching in the next couple days as we get more model data and then as that front pushes on through it clears out in time for the weekend we're looking at highs back into the low to mid 80s and maybe even some upper 70s by Sunday and Monday so kind of a transition time right now where we have the summer like weather pattern and followed then by a fall like weather pattern and right now we have the fall like weather pattern I've got 76 in East Riverdale 83 in Arlington 78 in Burke. Alright Mark thanks all brought to you by Mervis Diamond Importers. Mervis means diamonds for the best quality and value nobody beats Mervis Diamonds
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTOP
"Pro each SertaPro painters business is independently owned and operated. everything you need every time you listen WTOP News 715 I'm John Aaron and I'm Michelle Bash we are in for another code red air quality day today because of smoke from Canadian wildfires and that means you should stay inside as much as you can joining us now Chris Rodriguez director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency talk about how the city is dealing with this weather alert we appreciate you joining us on an important topic this morning first off we want to ask you about people who are still out and about we just heard from a guy who is out running people are shrugging this off it seems in many cases what is your message to them this morning? Well one of the things that we're doing here from the city and certainly as we monitor the air quality index we have over the last few days and for the next couple days is to advise people not to exercise outside certainly we want to make sure people are staying safe and for those populations that are vulnerable and I really refer to people over the age of 65 children those with lung and respiratory illnesses make sure to stay inside and if you do need to go outside please wear a KN or an N95 mask. Well are there options for people at risk where they can go inside? Does the city have some kind of plan in advance for things like this places people can go? Well all of our facilities remain open and our rec centers our shelters as well we are at normal operations we have scaled back our outdoor activities for our schools as well as for parks and recreation so we want to make sure that people have access to those facilities so they and do remain open. Now we've got the Nats game this afternoon pride march activities this weekend can you tell us anything about discussions to possibly cancel pushback events because of the bad air quality? Well as you say we have a lot of events this weekend it's one of our most active events of the summer with the pride parade according to the National Weather Service we should begin to see improvements in our air quality over the next couple days and into the weekend so do we expect those events to continue and move forward. How about Nats today? Well as far as we know right now the Nationals game will continue and so any changes to that schedule will certainly let you know. So that's their call to make? That is yes. Okay okay. Is there anything else you want our listeners to know about this bad air out there? Well I want to make sure that residents and your listeners do sign up for AlertDC and that's at alert dot DC dot gov. That's the way that we are communicating with our residents throughout this event. To follow Mayor Bowser as well as the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency on Twitter. Alright we appreciate it very much. That's Chris Rodriguez, Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Now a quick look at the top stories we're working on at WTOP. As we've been telling you're you once again being encouraged to stay indoors as much as possible as smoke from Canadian wildfires is making the air unhealthy. And the federal case accusing former President Trump of mishandling classified documents appears to be moving ahead. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. 718. and Traffic weather on the 8th. Let's check those traffic conditions first with Jack. Alright we've got our delays. We'll start in Virginia 66
"the next couple days" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"Conditions are going to hang around for the next couple days. We'll see showers Friday morning with highs expected to reach the upper 40s, the afternoon chip brighten up though. Similar conditions are expected throughout the weekend until next week on Tuesday when another Arctic blast is expected to move in. I'm Kelly glider and that's a look at your northwest news radio weather. For what it's worth, I'm Derek Dennis. It's advice that bears repeating. If you see a deal that looks too good to be true, it probably is. Stephanie Lee, after she got snookered by an online ad promising half off on her favorite socks, bombas. She said the scam was good. The page looked exactly like one where she had placed orders before. I was upset. I was a little bit embarrassed and I was scared. The same thing happening to ABC's own Lara Spencer hooked by a bogus bombas ad. The big fear for me in so many is now whoever it is has my credit card information. The bombas founder, Dave heath, my heart goes out to our customers and frankly, they're not just defrauding our customers. They're selling product on the premise of our brand of donating a night of every item that is sold. The FTC says these kinds of impersonation scams cost Americans $650 million last year. For what it's worth, I'm jerk Dennis ABC News. If you're looking to move out of your parents place, you could really cut expenses by bundling your current renters insurance with progressive, which is good because your little brother has gotten really territorial. Your blood related, you'd think it would be fine to share food
"the next couple days" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News Finland and Sweden are moving closer to joining NATO as Russia's invasion of Ukraine drags on for that another global news Let's bring in Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini Thank you Kathleen and this is something we'll be watching over the next couple days certainly Finland's prime minister joining with the country's president today and saying it intends to apply for NATO membership Prime minister Shanna Marin speaking in Helsinki Our interest is that the ratification process would be a short as possible and it would go very smoothly and Marin says that you finished parliament is expected to endorse the decision in a few days and in Sweden the governing Social Democratic Party is backing joining NATO's Swedish prime minister magdalena Anderson pushing for this in Stockholm today Today the Social Democratic Party has concluded that Sweden should join NATO And Anderson says the plan to join NATO will be discussed in parliament in a matter of hours now Shanghai is we've been talking about emerging from COVID lockdown mode with this day two now of no new known cases of community spread of COVID the only cases detected in Shanghai apparently had been in quarantine Grocery stores barbershops among the places reopening no indoor dining though in restaurants yet though it's all takeout for now at least that's what we're hearing In New York governor Kathy hochul calling out for gun control after a gunman killed ten people in Buffalo and injured several others Let our city let Buffalo New York be the last city or acts of violence like this ever occur and huckel speaking at an interfaith church service investigators say the 18 year old gunman set out to kill as many black people as possible and what they say is being investigated as a racially motivated violent extremist attack Church shooting in Southern California were coming in the police of arrested a suspect after one person was killed 5 others injured Orange County under sheriff Jeff halleck We believe a group of church goers detain him and hogtied his legs with an extension court and confiscated at least two weapons from him.
"the next couple days" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Out. Yeah, I've been practicing. Okay to our news time. 7 37. All right, here's deterred. And now from the Valley Chevy dealers Traffic center. He knows how to say brake lights. And how about the West side story? Can we get that? Well, it is, unfortunately becoming a rough commute for the West Siders. That's where all the action is right now on the freeways for slowing. I'm seeing eastbound one. Oh, one Seven extra minutes on you. It looks like really heavy to from 19th Avenue over to just passed Cave Creek. It always seems to get real thick right there. And oftentimes this is about one. We'll get a crash right there as well. So keep your head on a swivel Their stop on 17. Also an extra seven minutes on you from Northern all the way down to the I 10 mini stack The eastbound 10 from Varada. Way to the 51 interchange. You better bring 15 X tremendous That's getting to be kind of average these days and also if you are looking at throwing on the fifth The one extra minutes there as well. But it does look like we've got a new crash. That's come in southbound 11 hour free at Northern Heads up for direct their this trafficking for brought to you by Volkswagen North Scottsdale. If you or your family are looking to adopt a dog look no further. Volkswagen North Scottsdale is putting on their monthly adopted dog event in conjunction with Halo Animal Rescue this Saturday from 11 A.m. to one p.m. at Volkswagen North Scottsdale. Get a leash on life. The train and Katie are in is naked. Dan. We are expecting a high today of 19, which means we're under an excessive heat warning. We probably are going to cool off for the next couple days and not get back close to 1 10 until.
"the next couple days" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Flood emergency that occurred. Larry is a big one, too, but I think they're going to steer clear of most mainland situations, right? Yeah, that's a fish storm. It's impressive on the satellite. If yes, if you're listening, you haven't looked at this on Saturday. You should take a look. It's gotta About a 65 mile wide I It's going to come closer Bermuda, but I think the most part it stays well off towards the East. And even though it's going to stay well away from the East Coast of the United States, it's so darn big, big ways in high recurrent risk up and down the East Coast in the coming days. Okay, Albert Rohan, Thanks so much for your time. We appreciate it. Happy Labor Day. Yeah, yeah, too and happy rest of a couple weeks of summer. Still some all right. Very good. All right. Thank you, sir. Have a good one. All right, Speaking of weather, let's get a look at our weather the next couple days in traffic, Steve Ruxton. You want me to follow Mr Ramon and do the weather? We don't have high expectations. Well, I'll do the traffic first and put a space between what he said. And what I will try to say Okay roadways, this earlier accident that we've been telling you about an ice 65 south beyond at 93rd Avenue. It's an overturned tractor trailer. It has been removed from lanes of traffic. But that doesn't mean traffic is moving that smoothly. Where you see solid traffic from us, 30 Disabled lakeshore Drive also problem. My screen just freaked out on me. So I will get back to what happened. And you said you're going to do traffic really well there, Steve. I thought I was. Have you ever hit the wrong button on your keyboard and everything just kind of blow up? I'm sorry, my friend. Get your pink iPhone out. Start reading off of that instead..
"the next couple days" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"A day. Listen on the wdbo f or wdbo dot com. Live team coverage starts. Now It's 11 30 at Wdbo, our top story. Tropical Storm Elsa still bearing down on Florida, NBC, Sam broke is in the keys. Important question right now how much strength can also pick up nothing. It's cleared Cuba and is on its way in open water toward Florida. We're in key West right now, when the strongest wind gusts overnight were 62 miles an hour. The storm has passed Key West and is now tracking up the Gulf Coast aimed at making landfall near the Big Bend area tomorrow. Current maximum sustained winds. 60 MPH. The storm could bring torrential rains and tropical storm force winds two parts of central Florida tonight into tomorrow. This is Wdbo where Orlando turns first for breaking news, weather and traffic. I'm meteorologist towards Waldenberg er, watching Elsa approach with a pass to the West. That means showers. Storms a tornado risk A threat for heavy rains that could flood in spots will talk about the details over the next couple days in your forecast coming up, I'm general Moody still 82 in Orlando that rain has cleared out of the Metro. Orlando area Right now, we are rain free. Believe it or not in Osceola, Orange and Seminole County just a small shower right now stretching across the beach line right across the Brevard County line. Other than that, we are rain free in Orlando, Brian Kilmeade back in four minutes, continuing our team coverage. More parts of Florida are under threat from Tropical Storm Elsa Governor Romney Santa's expanding the state of emergency to 15 more Florida counties. Including lakes center and Marion County's. De Santis also removed three counties, including Miami Dade from a previous state of emergency, a ransomware attack on an I T firm affecting as many as 1500 businesses, the information technology firm Cacia said between 815 100.
"the next couple days" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Hundreds less than premium national mattress brand spot exclusively that can Michael's furniture and Brookfield Greenfield and downtown Milwaukee. Traffic and weather together on the tens. It is 6 10. It is Thursday. Shoes Debbie Logica. Yep. And things moving along. Okay. Eastbound 94 it 17 minutes to get from Highway 16 into downtown the same for the westbound side. South down 41 highway Q to the zoo's 15 minutes south on 43 brown the roads the market's gonna take you about 12 43 94 North bound Layton Avenue in a downtown All good there. It's about seven minutes with traffic and weather together on the tents. I'm nebulas Agha wtmj Palin wi dot com Time Saver Traffic WTMJ five day forecast this morning Lots of clouds windy and chilly out there through the day with rain moving in this afternoon. Ah, hi 50 degrees for tonight Cloudy windy with Raina Lower 46. Now for Friday. Mostly cloudy, windy and chilly was showers likely. Total rain the next couple days around an inch for most of southeastern Wisconsin, high of only 50 on Friday, Saturday sunny and nice, but still cool 60 for the high 65 inland Sunday mostly sunny 65 lakeside 70 inland and Monday Memorial Day. Partly cloudy. Ah High 70 with a slight chance of showers late I'm meteorologist, Brian is Danske. With the storm team forecast on WTMJ Medicine 47 Green Bay 43 Walking Shot 46 Milwaukee 47 WTMJ sometimes serious, she says. Half of American adults are not fully vaccinated. Sometimes fun..
"the next couple days" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Into the offseason Go the Buffalo sabers locker clean out on tap for the hockey team this week that will include some zoom calls with players over the next couple days. Notable Jack Eichel will speak to the media this morning, little bit after 11 o'clock and the interim coach Don Granado and the general manager Kevyn Adams, scheduled to chat with the media on Wednesday. There are two more coaches. They're looking for jobs around the NHL and John Tortorella and Rick talk it to the list, both of them told by their teams. Thanks for coming. We're going in a different direction, believes clinched the North Division last night case You're wondering Every playoff spot, but one has been clinched. The final plans file in North Division hasn't been cliched, however, Montreal's down to a basically a magic number of 11 point they gained one point the flames lose. The Canadians were up of the final spot. Yankees beat Washington The Jays lost to Houston. The Mets beat Arizona, but Jacob deGrom left yesterday. With some tightness in his side. He's going to get an emery, please. Let him be okay. The Bisons beat Wooster you be has a new football coach. We're gonna talk about our moment with Mark all night. Dan Morgan accepts the assistant GM job with the Carolina Panthers. How about that? Someone going from the bills to the Panthers for a change. He was the Bills. Director of player personnel. Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship. Where's noting first champion our first tournament victory for him? In a year and a half. Martin Truex Jr takes the NASCAR stop at Darlington and Lewis Hamilton adds to his impressive win. Total takes the Spanish Grand Prix on the F one circuit. Those are your paddock. Chevrolet Headlines. Paddock Chevrolet with you for the extra mile. Next update at nine o'clock. Right? That means we're talking you be and.
"the next couple days" Discussed on KTRH
"Ice is affecting all of the main lanes and then highway six South bound at 2 90. We have a report of ice on the ramp. Now let's jump into the temperatures. It is 39 now in Galveston. Spring 34. We're going to stay like this. We're gonna be in the thirties all through the day today, Katie, you're a 32. The wind is about nine miles an hour, so not as much as we had yesterday. The windshield not quite as much of a factor as it was yesterday. 35 right now with the ktrh top tax defenders 24 hour Weather center. It's a go to our top story. Eric Berger from Space City weather this morning tweets. Sunday into Monday. Winter Storm Monday night into Tuesday morning, extreme cold Wednesday through Friday morning MORPHER Freezing rain question Mark. We're finding that some churches have canceled services this morning. So check with your church before you head out. Just make sure Governor Greg Abbot's asking that you stay off the roads tonight to assist roadways as well as to assist public safety. In general. The Texas Department of Public Safety has deployed 3000 troopers that are working 24 7. The National Guard is also working to help in this effort there, working primarily to assist the Department of Public Safety as well as other state agencies. Helped things like stranded travelers. They will also be conducting welfare checks and remote areas across the state. Beginning tonight we go into very dangerous driving conditions. Texas We're not accustomed to driving on snow at least three times more space than usual between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you brake gently to avoid skinning. Don't use cruise control any wet. No covered or icy roads and Josh Zuber would triple a Texas cautioning bridges and overpasses. Always the first ice over and we're already seeing that this morning. On average, there are 25,000 residential fires a year caused by space heaters. This is a special concern over the next couple days, State emergency management director Nim Kidd warns about carbon monoxide poisoning. Every time we have power losses, we lose people to carbon monoxide poisoning in society. Killer. Please help us. Get the message out. Do not burn gas burning appliances inside your home. If you're going to use some sort of heater outside, make sure that it's away from windows that maybe open drawn that carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide is a preventable death. So never use a charcoal grill, a hibachi lantern portable camping stove. If you are indoors, symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include a headache..
"the next couple days" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Police say they have a 17 year old boy in custody who they believe was responsible for it. I MPD assistant chief Chris Bailey on what happens next. The information regarding the gym now will come out of the problem cause that date in the next couple days. We have 72 hours to file the charges expected. What happened? Not soon and then, just like a picture of what occurred will be very clear to everybody to one of the victims who was killed was a pregnant woman. President Joe Biden hopes the U. S. Will have heard immunity by the summer and that any American who wants a Corona virus vaccine can get one by the spring. He's encouraging everyone to wear a mask and listen to the science in Indiana legislators are discussing Governor Holcomb's executive orders to control the coronavirus. Eric Berman explains. The House committee could vote next week to ban any state or local limits on business capacity or operating hours. Fort Wayne Caterer Just so, Rudy says he's laid off all the 532 workers out of my 34 years in business. The proudest thing I have to show is that I never missed a payroll in my life. You can't do that anymore because of these unbelievable government overreach and restrictions for Dwayne Republican Bob Morris is Bill would also ban any limits on elective surgeries and without law, any attempt to require masks and social distancing of churches. Eric Berman, 93 Wi D. C. Mobile Me. The single article of Impeachment for inciting an insurrection against former President Donald Trump was taken from the house to the Senate Monday night, and it's causing some division on Capitol Hill, the top Republican in the House. Had this to say The house is supposed to be the grand jury. There were no hearings..
"the next couple days" Discussed on KTRH
"Your alternate this morning. I'm ju Lady Hardy and the Gulf Coast. One of those dot com 24 hour traffic center from our ktrh top tax defenders. 24 hour Weather Center. Time to check in with Terry Smith Hope we don't want no sunshine for the next couple days because that's gonna be in short supply really is It is going to be a soggy stretch as well, with the possibility of some rain every day in early next week, but how much rain and how Good a chance. You'll get that rain will vary from day to day. Today. It's a 60% chance of showers. Yeah, mainly showers. I don't think we're going to hear any thunder today and lots of clouds. Temperatures still stay mild in the upper sixties to low seventies Today, Tomorrow we get a little bit of a break. It's going to be a cloudy day, but there's only a 20% chance of rain. With that front that is stalled just to the south of us. It moves back into southeast Texas over the weekend. So we have a 40% chance of more showers. Some thunder on Sunday and Monday a 50% chance of some thunder step storms as well. Good thing is even through the weekend. Even though we've got the clouds in the rain, the temperatures will stay mild anywhere from the mid sixties, too, and some spots perhaps is warm is the mid seventies. Early next week, Right now, 63 of your officials. Severe weather station news Radio 7 40 Ktrh 2 to 99 1 HD two. That's news radio 7 40 ktrh on FM. Free healthcare hundreds to more than $1000 per month and disability compensation and tens of.
"the next couple days" Discussed on KOMO
"What these private virtual platforms choose to do. When we click, I agree and sign those terms of service. We enter into a private contract. That's Cobos cold Miller and updated coronavirus numbers for the state to help department reports an additional 4829 cases, bringing the total number two more than 268,000. Homeowners. Time is 12 or four. Let's get another check of our combo traffic. Would you that every 10 Minutes on the force. Let's head here with John Nelson has to say All right now you're looking at the Brady Bunch A trailer like this and drive right now. No Philippians, no stalls blocking the way a little bit of rolling slow traffic through downtown Seattle. Both directions of five are next. Cuomo traffic at 12 14. Karen's on has our forecast Partly sunny skies for the afternoon. We have some leftover fog here their highs today mid to upper forties for the next couple days, clouds increasing tonight We're gonna go mostly cloudy on Sunday showers in the afternoon highs again in the upper forties and lower fifties and then Monday and Tuesday, looking pretty great and shower in the couple of Senator and son Come on news. Some haze, but we're seeing some some breaks right now looks pretty nice 39 degrees in Seattle. The following program is paid for by vestry and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of coma management and staff. Reality radio or a really great future. We're talking real money. Well, hello again and welcome to our little get together that we call talking real.