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A highlight from Saylor Now Own's Almost 1% of All Bitcoin, BUYS MORE | EP 831
"Yo intro first You're against freedom Yeah, we're gonna salute Bitcoin live we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution for breaking news culture manic warfare We will be your guide through The separation of money and state. I hope everyone had an amazing effing weekend I did I got to chill, you know everyone on the weekends like man like like what'd you do? What like, you know, what did you do anything crazy news, whatever? No, man I stayed home and I chilled and I relaxed because the week, you know, it's the Bitcoin rollercoaster making Bitcoin media You know, it's a grind. I'm not gonna lie It's very purposeful and I'm very very grateful and privileged Opti and I are and the rest of the simply Bitcoin crew But but it is it is quite a bit of a grind. So on weekends, I get to chill. Anyways enough of that breaking news Michael Saylor buys Even more Bitcoin the man or micro strategy better said now owns almost 1 % of all Bitcoin sky talk about Conviction this is conviction Michael Saylor is proving to the world and this is something that I've been saying guys in the next two or three years it is going to be Undeniable, it's gonna be an undeniable fact that naim bukele's Bitcoin strategy and Michael sailors strategy on the public company level is Going to be an alternative than holding fiat currencies on their balance sheets Especially with the FASB rule changes, especially with the Bitcoin ETF around the corner there They're gonna they're trying to do whatever it takes and I believe it's politically motivated I'm not the only Bitcoin or that has said this by the way That they're you know, they're trying to slow this down But it's gonna be undeniable and they're gonna have a very hard time Debunking this that Bitcoin Itself, it's just a better money It's just better money and governments are gonna have a hard time disputing that and the reason they're gonna have a hard time Disputing that number one is because they're always going to do they're always gonna want to debase their currency They can't afford the endless wars. They can't afford sending billions of dollars to Ukraine If they didn't have the money printer, so they're gonna have a really hard time explaining that away and number two Censorship, of course, right and the control on money itself, right? A lot of the reasons that the BRIC nations have sought alternatives to the US dollar Not only because the US government is printing a ridiculous amount of money but also because they've politicized the money they've weaponized the money against their political opponents and Fine, you could you can make the argument. I'm not gonna I'm not gonna make those judgments the government of North Korea are bad Okay, and the government of Russia is bad the government of Cuba is bad. I'm not gonna get into those arguments, right? but let's talk about The vast majority of people that live in those countries that are not have nothing to do with the government They're just like you and you and me. They're just trying to get by they get caught in those sanctions they have nothing to do with it and The system that they want you to live in is if you live in a certain if you were if you happen to be born in a certain country You happen to have certain political beliefs. You are not entitled to have to open a bank account You are a danger. You're a risk. Well Bitcoin is for you Bitcoin is your money it works. So they're gonna have a hard time and this is why we call it the separation of money and state This is why we bring up the book the sovereign individuals so much because it absolutely Hit the nail on the head this what we're living through right now, but it's not only money It's also the disintermediation of information which is happening at the same time. You're seeing it with the Russell Brand stuff You're seeing it with the Tucker stuff Independent content creators are now getting more views and more traction than the legacy corporate media of which they cannot control and that freaks them out too, so After we got over this hill after we endure this this this bumpy transitionary period and if we win the race to avoid the war I Agree with Corey Clifton from swan I think that there's a bright orange future ahead of us and I've never been so pumped about it But I got to say one last thing before I bring up my legendary co -host Michael sailor Please leave some Bitcoin for the rest of us. Anyways Opti. How you doing, brother? I'm doing great man doing great. I also unplugged this weekend. It felt good I was literally joking with everyone in the spaces. I literally lived the meme. Did you guys catch the game this weekend? I unplugged completely what game did he catch? I caught all the games. I didn't do anything yesterday I literally did not a thing yesterday, but watch football Throw tomatoes all you want, but it was it's a great weekend It's good to be a big corner and then also guys mad sailor leave some Bitcoin for the rest of us she It's almost like you taking it all it's almost like you trying to buy all the Bitcoin. Yeah. No, he definitely is bro He he owns 1 % he almost owns 1 % of every Bitcoin. We're at that point. We're at that point in the movie, dude Well, I think this is the PSA where we tell everyone to stop selling your Bitcoin to Michael sailor and huddle onto them coins We're in the dark it actually I saw a good tweet before we go on Nico I saw a good tweet this weekend and it was something on the lines of like Dang, I wish I could remember but it was something like Willy. Woo is bearish Someone there is another part and then it's like and Bitcoin maxis are watching d3 football like if you can't tell that this is the deepest parts of a bear market Like are you even watching there? It was a great tweet I wish I could say it off the top of my head But as you can tell we're in the deep parts of the bear market I hope you guys are stacked and I hope you guys are getting your cash flows up and Just you know getting your body right mine, right? This is the time to get your UTXOs in order to make sure that everything is copa static as we move into a crazy Bull run. Anyways, Nico, we were gonna have a guest today But I'm kind of glad that they didn't show up because I wrote an article for once guys And I'm actually really hyped on this one so I'm gonna read it for you I'm gonna do my best guy Swan impersonation today, and I I think you guys are gonna really like this one So, I don't know it. It's got a lot of soul. It's got some spirit in it It gets me hyped up and maybe I'll give you context for it. I'll just read it and see what Nico thinks He I don't even think Nico seen this yet So I'm excited to get his response his reaction to we're gonna do a reaction video on today's simply Bitcoin Anyway, you go let's get into the show. Are we gonna get a Nico Jones take today? Are we gonna get a wild Nico John? I think so. We got something spicy for the numbers, bro. Let's jump in today. 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Dollars realized monetary inflation one point seven five percent the market capitalization of Bitcoin 513 billion dollars with the B Bitcoin verse gold market cap three point nine nine percent All right, everybody so Opti said Nico Jones ran potential Nico Jones rant What what is this potential Nico Jones rant gonna be about? Well, we've talked about the you know It comes from like the political front this this this saying but I'm gonna apply it to Central bankers, I'm gonna apply to politicians Right, and there is something in the in the political Rhetoric recently and it's called the iron law of something projection, right? So we're gonna take away the political rhetoric because we believe on simply bitcoins not left versus right, right? It's a party of orange versus party of green party of central bank digital currencies nihilism poverty slavery versus a party of freedom Bitcoin Prosperity opportunity optimism, right? So that's really what it's about But I'm gonna take that rhetoric because it is very very powerful rhetoric and I'm gonna say the iron law of central bank Politicians projection never fails it never frickin fails let me introduce you to senator Mendez of New Jersey and let's take a look at what he has to say about Naeem Bukele of El Salvador We have an increasing challenging situation in El Salvador one that threatens both the future democracy in the country and bilateral relations of the United States Over the last two years president Bukele has presided over a number a number of alarming setbacks for democratic governance undermining judicial independence intimidating opposition lawmakers by using security forces to occupy the legislature negotiating political pacts with gangs regularly attacking journalists and media outlets and In addition to these actions Bukele has also repeatedly used his network of Twitter trolls to attract and to attack And threaten not only government critics within El Salvador, but also United States officials We have an increasing challenging situation in El Salvador one So this is just internalize everything everything that this guy said right, you know senator meant You know, he sounded so legitimate.
Fresh "Thirty" from Bloomberg Daybreak
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A highlight from 1410: Bitcoin Will Hit $10,000,000 Per Coin - Binance CEO CZ
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis. And also I'm going to be sharing with you a 48 ,700 Bitcoin price target, pre halving according to a top analyst. Also did you know it was exactly six years ago today, China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time and ever since the Bitcoin price action is up 600 % and the mining hash rate is back at all time highs. Also quitting Max Kaiser, Bukele has restored the human rights to 7 million Salvadorians that have been taken away by murderous runts, the British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story of the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele -nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice preach. Also in today's show, Mt. Gox repayments delayed yet again. Creditors are waiting on Bitcoin, Bitcoin cash and Yen payments until next year in 2024. We'll also be discussing, according to this latest report, Coinbase currently holds 5 % of the entire Bitcoin supply in existence. That's right. While Coinbase holds 25 billion in BTC, the exchange only owns around 200 million in Bitcoin and its wallets. We'll also be discussing the catalyst, which will catapult the Bitcoin price action. According to skybridge capitals, Anthony Scaramucci will also be discussing the latest with the Binance CEO CZ setting the record straight on $250 million loan claims. That's right. The US court had recently denied an inspection plea by the SEC. I'll be breaking down this latest FUD and speaking of CZ, the Binance CEO predicts the Bitcoin price will reach $10 million per coin. In fact, a couple of years back in an interview, he said, if all of the major institutions allocate 1 % Bitcoin, we're going to see 1000 X or more growth of the Bitcoin price. And if you run the math, 1000 times today's price action is 26 to $27 million per BTC. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam. This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at crypto news alerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net and welcome everyone just joining us. This is podcast episode number 1410. I'm your host JV and today is September 23rd, 2023. So welcome to another sat stacking Saturday. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do here each and every day, seven days a week. We can see Bitcoin back in the green trading above 26 .6 and we also have ether back in the green trading at roughly $1 ,600. The market cap is sitting at 1 .06 trillion with roughly 17 billion in volume. In the past 24 hours, we've got Bitcoin dominance at 49 .1 % and the ether dominance at 18 .2 % as Bitcoin continues outpacing Ethereum and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we've got theta lead in the pack up 7 % trading just under 64 cents followed by rocket pool up 4 % trading at $21 .63, followed by chain link up 4 % trading at $7 .18 and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, we have WeMix leading this pack up 15%. We have PLS up 8 .2 % and XRD up 11, I mean 7 .4 % and checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated a 47, which is neutral. Yesterday was a 43 in fear, last week also a 43 and last month a 41 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you have been stacking M -Sats and taking advantage of the recent dip in dollar cost averaging? Let me know. And how many of you are anticipating Bitcoin price action to maybe dip a little further south before packing some new positions? Let me know how you feel with the current status. And also just quick reminder, we're almost at the end of September historically, September is the worst month out of the entire year for the Bitcoin price action, but it's always followed by up tober, which is historically one of the most bullish months for Bitcoin. So we only have another week until we get out of September. So we'll see how this is likely to play out. Let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Bitcoin failed to reclaim 27 ,000, though we came close. It stalled at 26 ,500 as of right now. Meanwhile, the altcoins are in no better shape with minor losses coming from most of the larger cap ones. With Chainlink, the only one with a notable price increase. So last week was expectedly less volatile, aside from the brief spike on Saturday that pushed Bitcoin then to the multi -day peak of 26 ,400. But after failing to continue upwards, Bitcoin retraced at 26 ,000 and spent the rest of the weekend there. Then Monday didn't start all that positively either, but finished the way. Bitcoin went on the offensive and soared above 27 ,000 for the first time in weeks, but then shortly dumped after. But the bulls kept the pressure on and pushed Bitcoin to a new 20 -day peak at 27 ,500 on Tuesday. The next few days were rather calm with Bitcoin maintaining 27 G's, even after the US Fed's decision to stop raising the interest rates. Yet Bitcoin's momentum disappeared by Friday as it fell to 26 ,400. It even tried to bounce off the end of the day, but failed and currently stands at 26 ,500. Its market cap is south of 520 billion, while its dominance over the alts still just inches shy of 49%. So there you have it. And as we mentioned a little earlier, the altcoins, a lot of them are also in the red with the exception of Chainlink, which seems to be outpacing the rest of the major alts. Now for a prediction from Titan of Crypto, here's what he shared on X. Bitcoin 48 ,700 before the halving rocket ship to the moon. You might want to bookmark this one. Fam, never in history the halving occurred without Bitcoin reaching the 78 .6 % Fibonacci retracement level. So first off, first cycle price reached this four months before the halving, and the second cycle it was two months before, and then on the third cycle it was 12 months before. The next halving is now roughly six months away. Bitcoin might reach the 78 .6 % Fibonacci level within this period as it currently lies at 48 ,700, but the million dollar question remains, will this time be different? So as we enter this fourth halving, let me know where you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to hit before we have liftoff. I mean, obviously that would be a bullish scenario setting us up for a perfect price discovery in 2024 post halving. So I cannot wait. I hope the analyst is right. And if you didn't know, it was exactly six years ago. China tried and failed to ban Bitcoin for the second time because guess what? You can't ban Bitcoin. You can try. Good luck with that. And ever since the price action on the King Crypto is up 600 % and the mining hash rate continues to hit all time highs. And as you know, hash rate is a good indicator for the strength of the network, meaning the market cap is just north of only $500 billion. And as Max points out here, referring to Bukele, he has restored the human rights of 7 million Salvadorans that have been taken away by murderous runts. The British and American state, a 93 % approval rating tells the story, the most popular leader in the world. And now Bukele Nomics is being copied around the world as a blueprint for freedom and justice. Massive shout out to Najib Bukele and the people of El Salvador. Which country do you feel is likely to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender next? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments below. I feel it's going to be another Latin American country. I'd say a great candidate for that is Argentina, which has hundreds of millions of people. We have Javier Malay, the pro presidential candidate. There is a 70 % chance plus that he is elected as the president. And we already know the likelihood he could make Bitcoin a legal tender, especially being orange -pilled by Max Keiser, who is the senior Bitcoin advisor for President Bukele. As Max has already announced, he can't wait to touch down in Buenos Aires to orange pill Javier Malay. Then we also have Mexico. We have people like Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico, very pro Bitcoin, claiming Bitcoin has been his best investment ever because, again, Max orange -pilled him back in 2014. Then we have Brazil and so many other countries that make Bitcoin a potential to become legal tender. And we all know that's going to be a game changer. And that's just another catalyst on top of the Bitcoin halving scheduled in six months in 2024, plus the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the United States. So can you say fireworks lays ahead? Let's go. Now let's discuss the latest more bullish news, meaning Mt. Gox is going to be delaying these payments, which means no crypto is going to be dumped onto the open market anytime soon, which again is good for the hodlers. Check it out. Now we got Nobuaki, the Mt. Gox trustee in charge of the funds owed to the exchange creditors, updated the public on September 21st, two days ago, according to the trustee, because of the lengthy discussions with specific payment providers, he could not make the October 31st deadline. That was the initial deadline, fam. And because of this reason, the repayments will start next year. And so they say, quitting him here. Therefore, with the permission of the Tokyo district court, the rehabilitation trustee changed the deadline of the base repayment, the early lump sum repayment and the intermediate repayment from October 31st, 2023 Japan time to October 31st, 2024 Japan time, respectively. By the letter of the Kobashi details, the Mt. Gox creditors waited nine years for payments. Good Lord. Currently, they're owed one hundred and forty one thousand six hundred and eighty six BTC plus one hundred and forty two thousand eight hundred and forty six Bitcoin cash and sixty nine is that billion yen. Good Lord. I'd love to know what that equates to in dollars anyways, though the delay has been extended. The creditors who have completed their claims might receive the payment by year's end, quoting them again. Rehabilitation creditors who have provided the necessary info to the rehabilitation trustee will see the payments made in a sequence as early as the end of this year, according to the letter. However, this schedule could change. Kobashi also said that due to the high volume of inquiries regarding the process, the rehabilitation team might not respond promptly. Well, that doesn't sound so promising, but I guess it's a good sign that most of this cash is not going to be dumped off any time soon, as there's a lot of FUD that's always circulating. The Mt. Gox, you know, sell off is going to crash the entire market. I think that is very unlikely and is nothing more than FUD. And again, we're gearing up for the most bullish sentiment in the four year cyclical cycle amongst us in twenty twenty four. So versus being in fear, I would be very optimistic about what's to come for the king crypto and the crypto market as a whole. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss the largest crypto exchange in the United States. Clearly, it is Coinbase. The CEO is Brian Armstrong. But did you know, according to this latest report, they currently control and own over five percent of the Bitcoin in circulation. That's pretty hefty. And let's break this one down. And how many of you have used the Coinbase crypto exchange before? Let me know in the comments below. Here we go. Blockchain intelligence platform ARKAM recently identified the crypto exchange Coinbase holds almost one million Bitcoin in its wallets like, whoa, the coins are worth more than twenty five billion dollars at the current prices. Now, according to ARKAM, the exchanges holdings amount to almost five percent of all the existing Bitcoin. ARKAM said Coinbase holds a total of nine hundred forty seven thousand seven hundred and fifty five BTC. And at the moment, Bitcoin circulating supply is around nineteen million four hundred ninety three thousand five hundred thirty seven, according to coin info on CoinGecko. And as ARKAM shared here on X, ARKAM now identified twenty five billion of Bitcoin's Coinbase reserves with one million, approximately Bitcoin on chain. This makes Coinbase the largest Bitcoin entity in the world on ARKAM, with almost five percent of all the Bitcoin in existence, almost as much as Satoshi Nakamoto. Crazy, right? Furthermore, ARKAM noted that it has tagged and identified thirty six million Bitcoin deposits and holding addresses used by the exchange. And according to ARKAM, Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around ten thousand BTC. And based on the exchanges financial reports, the intelligence company believes that Coinbase has more Bitcoin than are yet labeled and could not be identified. And while Coinbase holds over twenty five billion worth of Bitcoin in its wallets, the exchange only owns around ten thousand of all the Bitcoin in which it holds, which is roughly two hundred million dollars, according to the recent data. Meanwhile, community members express varying reactions to the news about the amount of Bitcoin on the centralized exchange in which they hold. Some believe it's a sign to withdraw their Bitcoin from the exchanges, warning hodlers not to wait until the exchanges start to halt withdrawals. Others say that since there are legitimate concerns over cold wallets, there is no good way to store your assets. I'd like to chime in real quick. Obviously, if it's not your keys, it's not your coins. So while a custodian such as Coinbase can hold your crypto, you've got to also note that it's not yours. So if something were to happen, hypothetically, like we've seen with FTX and the collapse last year, then not your keys, not your coins, they don't belong to you at the end of the day. So you've got to start to weigh the risk reward with having a custodian such as Coinbase or a centralized exchange hold your coins versus taking the responsibility for yourself and learning how to self custody your own crypto and call storage such as with a Bitcoin cold wallet, such as a treasure. So I just wanted to point that out. There's no right or wrong way to hold your crypto. You've got to do what's in your best interest, of course. So, you know, I mean, just want to keep it real at the end of the day. So check it when it comes to Bitcoin ownership by companies, business intelligence for MicroStrategy still owns most Bitcoin. I believe it's over one hundred and fifty two thousand eight hundred BTC, to be exact, worth over four billion dollars at the time of this recording, making them the largest publicly traded company to have Bitcoin on their balance sheet. Now, another major company that controls over six hundred thousand BTC is Grayscale in their GBTC product, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which they just recently had a lawsuit against the SEC with the plan to convert their trust into a spot Bitcoin ETF. So considering they already control the underlying asset in the sum of over six hundred thousand BTC makes them a pretty strong contender. Wouldn't you agree? Let me know your thoughts, fam. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the Bitcoin price likely to catapult along with the altcoin to coin to SkyBridge Capital, Anthony Scaramucci. Let's break this down. Shout out to the Mooch, SkyBridge Capital founder Scaramucci is detailing how one catalyst could have a bullish impact on Bitcoin, as well as the alt. In an interview with the Wolf of Wall Street, Scott Melker Scaramucci says that a spot Bitcoin ETF could be approved in the first quarter of twenty twenty four, which seems to be a ninety five percent likelihood, according to top ETF analyst at Bloomberg, Eric Balchunes. So according to SkyBridge Capital founder, the approval of the spot Bitcoin ETF and the Bitcoin halving, which is expected to occur in April of twenty twenty four, could combine to ignite a crypto bull market. No, it's not. It could combine. It will combine. Just saying. Quitting him here as Wall Street or products on Wall Street are sold, they are not bought. And so there is going to be tens of thousands, if not one hundred thousand plus people at these Wall Street firms selling these products to their traditional investors. So people that are in Bitcoin understand the finite supply of Bitcoin, right? We all know there's a finite limited supply, 21 million, and they understand the nature and the quality the Bitcoin has. This will push Bitcoin up. Of course, it will have a dramatically positive effect on the altcoin market because it will lead to more capital into digital properties so people can think whatever they want. They can think short term about the near term volatility of Bitcoin. But these macro positive factors are overwhelming. And according to Scaramucci, the potential approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF filed by giant asset managers such as BlackRock, who controls over 10 trillion in assets under management and Fidelity, that controls over four and a half trillion in assets under management, can see Bitcoin increasing its market cap by roughly 24 times from the current level. We'll send it. Let's go quoting the Mooch here. It is important that now the largest asset manager in the world who started out with some level of skepticism related to digital assets and Bitcoin is now willing to adopt Bitcoin. I mean, I guess they mean BlackRock is willing to adopt Bitcoin, but even more important than that, they're willing to explain to their clients. I think BlackRock now has 13 trillion dollars in assets under management. So for them, seven trillion for Fidelity. While these numbers are higher than I even imagine, while their clients need exposure to digital property like Bitcoin. And so we have a five hundred billion dollar plus market for Bitcoin. So you and I know gold is at 12 trillion ish, depending on where it's trading. But yes, 12 trillion. There is no reason why Bitcoin couldn't get gold. So there you have it. And to watch this video interview he did with Scott Melker entitled 37000 Bitcoin. Can it skyrocket 35 percent? Check the show notes below the video in the description. And I think we all could agree it's only a matter of time before Bitcoin returns to price discovery mode, virtually meaning entering new all time highs. My personal prediction is sometime in 2024, considering the two biggest catalysts, which we just covered, the Bitcoin halving and Bitcoin ETF approval, which we know is going to be a given, especially considering the SEC is not going to be able to push it back and push back that deadline any longer because, you know, they just they have been pushing it back now for 10 years while they continue to approve futures ETFs, which can allow them to spoof and manipulate the market, which is all by design. At the end of the day, there's not new under the sun and three things cannot be long hidden. The sun, the moon and the truth. But just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the ongoing fight against CZ, the finance CEO with this 250 million dollar loan. And then I'll be breaking down his 10 million dollar price prediction and in fact sharing a transcription of him claiming that Bitcoin can thousand X from the current price, which would ultimately mean not 10 million, but we're talking twenty six to twenty seven million dollars per coin. Let's break this down. So here we go. First, with the FUD, the Binance CEO, CZ Shangping Zhao had refuted a recent report alleging that he received the 250 million dollar loan from BAM Management, the company that serves as the holding entity for Binance US. Now, how many of you have used Binance US or Binance before as the exchange? Let me know, fam. The development comes amidst Binance's struggles with plunging trading volume as the world's largest crypto exchange faces mounting lawsuits and increased scrutiny, regulatory which seems to all be by design by the SEC and the regulators. Right. The report published by Decrypt September 19th drew its conclusions from court documents associated with the ongoing lawsuit involving Binance and the United States. SEC, according to the news agency's interpretation, the Binance US legal representatives asserted in the documents that BAM Management US Holdings had issued a quarter billion dollar convertible note to CZ back in December. CZ, however, challenged the accuracy of the report when he tweeted the following. The amount of wrong information is just they got the direction wrong. I loaned 250 million dollars to BAM a while back, not the other way around, and have not taken it back. The Binance CEO clarified that the loan arrangement was, in fact, the opposite of what was reported in the post. The exec explained that he had extended a 250 million dollar loan to BAM Management and asserted that he had not yet received the payment. So there's nothing new under the sun. Just more FUD, it seems like, fam. The legal battle has taken a toll on Binance US, which saw a flurry of employee departures. The US SEC alleged that Binance was not cooperating in the ongoing probe and even claimed that BAM refused to make essential witnesses available for deposition. Concerns were also raised on CEFFU, which happens to be a custody service offered by Binance's international arm, Binance Holdings Ltd. The SEC's filing claimed that the platform appeared to be in violation of a previous agreement designed to prevent the transfer of the assets abroad. And despite the scathing attacks by the financial regulator, Binance scored a small win this week. The SEC's motion to approve an inspection into Binance US was denied by the USDC District Judge, Zia Farokhia. So there you have it. I mean, the ongoing FUD will more than likely continue, as obviously Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world and regulators seem to have a problem with them and want to go after them for whatever apparent reason. So, like I said, hopefully in the end, you know, truth is revealed and the real story versus all the FUD and, you know, the manipulation of the price action and all the shenanigans we continue to witness in the market. And with that being shared, now let's dive into the Binance CEO, CZ and his 10 million dollar price prediction, as well as him predicting that Bitcoin price action could even a thousand X from here, sending the Bitcoin price parabolic to 26 or even 27 million dollars per coin. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Here we go. JV, have you ever heard of him? A crypto YouTube influencer from Crypto News Alerts remembered CZ's prediction. You're damn right I did. The Bitcoin would reach 10 million per coin. JV referred to the statement in a recent video uploaded on YouTube where he analyzes various aspects of the Bitcoin market development. Now, JV looked back at CZ's Bitcoin prediction while analyzing the Bitcoin CEO's recent Twitter comments. And in a Q &A session on July 5th, CZ addressed several issues, including Binance's reaction to the ongoing regulatory scrutiny. He also spoke about the rising interest of institutional investors in crypto currencies, as well as the proposed BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF. CZ made the 10 million dollar price prediction back in 2021. In fact, I have the article already pulled up and I'm going to be reading word for word what he shared. Following MicroStrategy's announcement, allocating Bitcoin for the corporate strategy, CZ based his analysis on the possibility of several corporate companies, major institutions across the world, allocating just one percent of their corporate treasury into Bitcoin. And according to CZ, that would lead to a thousand X growth in the value of BTC. JV highlighted CZ's welcoming approach to institutional investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem, and CZ noted that advantages in traditional finance firms they bring to the crypto industry, despite concerns about their intentions clashing with Bitcoin's decentralized nature. And according to JV, CZ identified two key factors driving Binance's strategy for the next 18 months. They include the upcoming Bitcoin halving event now less than six months out, as well as, you know, we could be seeing a Bitcoin ETF here in the near future. The Bitcoin community expects the next halving to occur in April of 2024. Now quoting CZ word for word from the initial interview he made on Bloomberg Radio predicting a potential 1000 X increase in the Bitcoin price action. So here's what he had to say. Right now, I think only 11 companies again, this is right around the time that MicroStrategy announced putting Bitcoin on its balance sheet. They announced having allocating some talking about Bitcoin, like usually less than one percent of their corporate treasury to Bitcoin. And we think that it is most likely what caused the initial price rise. I think MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor started it first, but there are six hundred and fifty thousand companies in the world, like relatively established companies in the world, and their treasury is huge. Preach. So if all of them talking about these major institutions only allocated just one percent to Bitcoin, we are going to see, I don't know, 1000 X more growth in the Bitcoin price. And if they allocate more than one percent, then it's going to be even bigger. So I think people don't quite get the magnitude of the wave that is about to hit us. Now, let's run that math one more time. Fam, today's price is roughly twenty six thousand five hundred times that by one thousand. He's talking about a twenty six and a half million dollar Bitcoin price action. The potential if they only put one percent of their strategic reserves into Bitcoin, you do the math. If it's five X and five percent, what are we talking? One hundred and twenty million dollar Bitcoin price. Just saying this is coming from CZ, the world's richest man in crypto. So very powerful words indeed. Let's get back to this prediction of what he shared. So the finance CEO estimates that the flagship crypto can go up anywhere from nineteen hundred percent to twenty thousand percent from the current price levels from the time he made the prediction. And he goes on to share with price predictions. It is really, really difficult. I think it can go to, I don't know, one million dollars, ten million dollars. It is very hard to tell. And again, if we literally did a thousand X from today's price, we're talking twenty six and a half million per BTZ. So CZ also reveals that the exchange is onboarding new users as an at an unprecedented sustained rate during the bull run, outpacing its user growth during the twenty seventeen bull run. So again, this was during the twenty twenty one bull run. Here's what he had to share. Just to give people the idea, in twenty seventeen, when Bitcoin hit the peak of about 20 G's, we were seeing three hundred thousand new registered users per day. And that only happened for a couple of days. And that kind of trailed off and became slower. Now we're seeing sustained new user registrations above the peak and sustained like for over two to three months. So could you imagine running the world's largest crypto exchange and having over three hundred thousand new registered users every single day for like 90 days straight? That is insanity. And that's the previous market. I think twenty twenty four is likely going to outpace the previous market as Bitcoin becomes a common household name and as Bitcoin game theory continues in full effect. You have presidential candidates making Bitcoin a big determining factor. We have people like Ron DeSantis, Kennedy Jr., Javier Malay over in Argentina. So naturally, it's just going to create more commotion and positive catalysts for Bitcoin as we move forward into twenty twenty four. So, I mean, fireworks are ahead. Let me know how you feel. We're likely to finish out this year by December of twenty twenty three. Where do you feel the Bitcoin price action is likely to be? And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
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A highlight from ANTI BITCOIN BOB MENENDEZ CHARGED! SEC GARY GENSLER DOESN'T LIKE THE LAW (CRYPTO NEWS)
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, we got very interesting news, which I'm sure many of you may have heard in the mainstream media, and that is Senator Bob Menendez has been charged with bribery and a whole bunch of other crimes. And you may say, well, Tony, why are you talking about this? Right. Well, folks, Senator Bob Menendez, who is a Democrat, he introduced a bill back in 2022, which would help to stop Bitcoin adoption in El Salvador. And he was citing that the adoption would open the door for money laundering and corruption. Wow. Talk about hypocrisy, folks, right? This guy all along for a very long time, his track record, he's been accused of doing a lot of shady stuff and now he's being charged here. The folks at Bitcoin Archive said the senator who said Bitcoin can open the doors of corruption in El Salvador was just indicted for corruption by federal prosecutors who seized one hundred thousand dollars in gold bars and four hundred and eighty thousand dollars in hidden cash from his home. So politicians those who are often very loud and screaming against crypto are the ones who have a lot to lose and a lot to hide, who are probably doing shady stuff. For example, Elizabeth Warren, Brad Sherman, Gary Gensler, right? I'm sure they've got some really nasty stuff in their closet. And some folks have shown that Elizabeth Warren has a net worth of seventy three million dollars. And of course, her salary is just like two hundred and eighty thousand a year. That's a great amount of wealth she's accumulated from just a senator's salary, right, folks? But we know the game, right? This is why we got to keep fighting and we got to expose these corrupt bureaucrats and politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Brad Sherman. We know they are puppets on the string doing a lot of the bidding of the tradfi incumbents and people who would love to kill crypto and not just even kill crypto, but just stop or kill the startups and allow their banking buddies and Wall Street buddies to come in and take over. So I'm glad these folks are getting exposed. And President Nayib Bukele, who, of course, he's the president of El Salvador, he tweeted about this news. He said, this is the guy that called for an investigation against us. He ended up being charged, period. So I'm glad he's doing a victory lap there. Now we got some interesting news about a library in the SEC. So we had reported just about a week and a half ago or two weeks ago that library was going to file an appeal. And this is based on the Ripple lawsuit outcome. Right. It makes sense. We have new case law with XRP, so it makes sense for them to appeal. And the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has directed library to file its brief by November 1st, 2023. Now of course, this is no guarantee they're going to win. But the point is, we want to put the pressure on the SEC and Gary Gensler. We want to expose them for their lies, hypocrisy and much more. So I'm glad library is doing this. Attorney Jeremy Hogan highlighted a video here with Gary Gensler being interviewed. And it just shows his hypocrisy that he doesn't care about the law. He just cares about his own power and his next job. And it's no wonder Judge Sarah Netburn said the SEC has no faithful allegiance to the law. So he says the crypto space is full of hucksters and noncompliance. Well, the reporter asked them, would anything a court says change your mind? Great question. Gensler said, well, no, not really. And of course, he looked very shaky. He's losing confidence. And Attorney Jeremy Hogan said, you can't make this stuff up. So clearly, this man has no respect for the law. He's just making things up as he goes. It's about his show, his power, his ego. And we can't have that, folks. This guy's supported by our tax dollar. He should be kicked to the streets. And I'm telling you, I hope that Coinbase mops the floor with his buffoon and the SEC so that he has so much pressure on him. He's forced to resign. I'm hoping that happens. Now, Stuart Aldarati highlighted that same video. And here's what he had to say. What's most concerning to me and should be to you in the full video clip, this is the shocking admission of an unelected bureaucrat that he won't respect the decisions of the courts. So I'm thankful for the judicial branch and the balances we have in the government that a corrupt scumbag regulator like Gary Gensler, as much as he can go around saying all kinds of nonsense and nasty stuff, he has to respect the courts in a sense of what they put out there. Right. The SEC has to abide by that. Now, he may not personally agree, and he can, you know, like in this interview, say, oh, no, I don't agree with anything. But at the end of the day, if he takes a loss, he takes a loss. Right. So we got to keep fighting. I'm hoping the industry keeps fighting back as well. Now, quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which is a great crypto exchange that I've been using since twenty eighteen. I've interviewed their CEO and many representatives so I can vouch for this platform. They have ten plus million users, two hundred and fifty plus crypto currencies, and they're available in one hundred and fifty countries. You can also trade precious metals and thirty seven fiat currencies so you can switch between these different currencies and crypto and precious metals at a click of a button. So it's a unique platform and they've been around for a long time. Once again, I can vouch for this platform. So if you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. All right. Let's move ahead. Caitlin Long was at Mainnet and she was tweeting out some of the statements coming out of Mainnet. I was at Mainnet yesterday and I met her. I tweeted out a photo of us together. I was supposed to go on Wednesday as well, but I wasn't feeling too hot. So stayed home that day. But, you know, there was a lot of folks there. And Brian Armstrong, CEO, was there. He said the Biden administration has been terrible for crypto. Well, that's to say the least, right? That's an understatement. They've been horrendous, in my opinion. Caitlin also highlighted that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters actually this is she's highlighting what Chris Lee Hain had to say, that 61 percent of pro -crypto voters in 2020 voted for Biden. Democrats are at risk of losing them in 2024 due to anti -crypto policy. Absolutely right. And these Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. Patrick Hanson of Circle highlighted the following, that the euro stablecoin, obviously Circle issues USDC, but they also have the euro stablecoin and it's now EURC instead of EUROC. So just an update there. So the euro coin is now EURC. So just heads up on that, folks. And I want to highlight something I tweeted out today, and I think it's important. And, you know, all emotions aside, all feelings aside, I was highlighting that I'm very bullish on Ethereum for the 2024 -2025 bull market. Now this is, once again, all emotions and feelings about Bill Hinman and Joe Lubin aside, I still want those guys to be held accountable. But as for the token and the code, it's getting adoption. And I highlight that PayPal is building their stablecoin in Ethereum, right, PYUSD, Citibank's token is built on Ethereum. JP Morgan is working on a deposit token, which is built on Onyx, which is a permissioned version of the Ethereum blockchain. Coinbase is obviously launching base, which is their layer two for Ethereum, or they have launched it, I should say. And there's a rise in institutional ETH staking. So I'm very bullish on ETH and this type of news, these facts now, not my feelings, not my opinions, but these facts of adoption from very big companies and brands has me very bullish on Ethereum. I obviously hold ETH in my portfolio. I stake it and I continue to buy the dip, not financial advice. You should do your own research. And obviously I'm not just bullish on ETH alone, but just there's been a lot of adoption. And I want to highlight that because it's about facts, not feelings now. And I'm bullish on Bitcoin, XRP, Chainlink and many other tokens. Let's talk about Core Scientific, which is a Bitcoin mining company. So Core Scientific sealed $77 million Bitmain deal for 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs. The deal was first finalized in August with Anchorage as another party agreeing to an equity stake in the bankrupt crypto miner. So one of the key things is that BlackRock also gave them a bit of money. Guys, this was back in 2022. So it's kind of like to the Victor goes to spoils where Bitmain was in trouble and then a whole bunch of folks started coming in to grab up as much as they can. So the deal between the two mining companies will see Bitmain supply 27 ,000 Bitcoin mining rigs for $23 million in cash, along with $53 .9 million worth of common stock of the bankrupt firm. Apart from the mining hardware purchase deal, Bitmain and Core Scientific have signed a new hosting agreement to assist Bitmain's mining operations. The deal was finalized in August when a court filing highlighted Bitmain's plan to sell mining hardware in exchange for cash and equity. As part of Core Scientific's restructuring plan, apart from Bitmain, the restructuring plan also included Anchorage. And you guys may have seen my interview recently with the president of Anchorage and the co -founder of Anchorage, Diego Monica. If you haven't seen that, be sure to check it out. It says here, restructuring plan also included Anchorage, BlockFi and mass mutual asset finance. Apart from Anchorage, all other three firms chose a mix of cash and equity options to settle their claims. The expansion investment plan by Bitmain will come into force by the fourth quarter of 2023, pending approval from a judge. Once approved, the hardware will potentially add 4 .1 exahashes to Core Scientific's hash rate. The two crypto mining companies all have also agreed to work together to upgrade Bitmain's last generation miners hosted at Core Scientific's data centers to further increase the firm's productivity. So, folks, Core Scientific, I will be potentially interviewing the new CEO and I'll let you guys know when that's coming up. But I want to definitely get into the details here and what BlackRock is doing with them in addition to Bitmain. So I'll definitely be asking those questions once I get the interview locked in. But, you know, a lot of companies are preparing for the Bitcoin mining next year. And many of you may have seen my interview uploaded earlier today with Fred Thiel, who's the CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings, and Marathon is working with a sovereign wealth fund. So, folks, there's going to be a lot of capital coming to the market. You're going to see a rise in demand for Bitcoin as the spot ETFs get approved, especially around, you know, BlackRock spot ETF and Fidelity and so forth. So I'm very bullish, you know, like I've been saying, we are in quantitative tightening, fighting inflation, rates are high, but this will end right as it has historically boom and bust cycles. The Fed will eventually start its QE again. They're going to start printing money, global liquidity will go back up and we'll be back in a bull market. We just have to be patient, dollar cost average where possible. And, you know, don't look at the price every day because you'll drive yourself crazy. And, you know, it's very volatile. Sometimes it's moving sideways. It's very boring. And I know that's tough. But just, you know, take your positions, obviously do your research, take your positions and just be patient and then, you know, watch what these players are doing. Right. Not so much the price, but watch what the players like this are doing, who's investing, who's building, who's raising capital and much more. So that's what I'm looking at. And that's why I build this podcast to share the news, because, you know, this is not going to make mainstream news. This is not going to be on CNBC, Fox or CNN or whatever it is. Right. And a lot of people are not paying attention. But I'm glad I'm here early. If you are here early, pat yourself on the back because there's going to be billions of people coming in buying Bitcoin and other crypto at a premium and they're going to go to BlackRock and whoever else. Right. But you and I are on the side of smart money. We are on the side of BlackRock. We are on the side of Fidelity. Right. Accumulating the lows. And then when the bull markets come back, then, you know, the herds, the herd who watch Jim Cramer and listen to Jim Cramer will go by. And that's when I'll be taking profits. And I'm sure many of you as well. So once you understand the market cycles, both for stocks, even real estate and obviously crypto, you know, you can make money, folks. And that's what I had to learn. I had to unlearn the mainstream media finance and listening to Jim Cramer and all these things. Right. And study the charts and understand the market cycles and know when to buy and when to sell, because all those things, you have to be a contrarian. Right. You've got to go against your emotions. You've got to go against the herd mentality. And that's hard if, you know, all your life you've been trained to go with the herd. Right. From television and media and all these things, you have to unlearn that. And once you get it, boy, it's pretty sweet. Right. To be able to make a nice return, make nice money. And obviously you've got to diversify. I diversify into different tokens, into stocks. I've often tweeted and sometimes shared, you know, my positions. Recently, I told you guys I bought PayPal because Jim Cramer said to sell PayPal. So I bought PayPal. Right. I know it's not going to be some quick flip. It may I see I may see some nice returns by next year and that's OK. I a am patient investor looking to build wealth for me and my family. So anyway, guys, that's my approach. Let me know what you think. I would love to hear what you guys think about this news. Leave your thoughts and comments below. Hit the thumbs up button. Hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms. Don't forget to check out the merchandise store. Link will be in the description. Thank you for your support. Thank you for listening. And I'll talk to you all later. Thank you.
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A highlight from Europe's Anti-Bitcoin Bill Reveals Plan to Stop Adoption | EP 829
"It's all going to zero against bitcoin it's going up for ever more you're against bitcoin you're against freedom yo welcome to simp with bitcoin live we're the number one source for the peaceful bitcoin revolution we will be your guide through the separation of money and state speaking of the separation of money and state interesting news coming out of Europe kind of not as bad as the proposed bill by Elizabeth Warren that we covered on one of simply bitcoins simply bitcoin lives episode this week but it's something very similar right this idea that every single transaction needs to be KY seed right and then I think that will inevitably lead to the any host unhosted wallet needs to be KY seed all right the the wording specifically in the Elizabeth Warren bill included any minor any validator any software wallet so you know it's just of course the powers that be that tremendously benefit from having a monopoly on the creation of money having controls on money of course to benefit themselves of course they're not going to be okay with this and this was the theory that was originally you know put out back in the 90s in the book the sovereign individual I'm going to read you guys a passage from that book because I think it correctly predicted exactly the reactions from governments I don't think governments have been able to they're not used to this environment where they have competition and most importantly not only do they have competition but they can't shut down the competition right because we remember we saw Facebook try to launch their own you know digital currency and they got shut down real quick the thing with Bitcoin right and Bitcoin only right because aetherium is inherently centralized meaning it will inevitably be co -opted so they have no choice but to ally with the state and they were in order to survive but with Bitcoin can't be stopped and because it can't be stopped it creates a forcing function in the long term as more and more individuals choose to opt out of inflationary money into deflationary money so yes of course times are changing but it's not only on the money front right we're not only living through the disintermediation of money but we're also living through the disintermediation of information and yesterday was a historic day I've never seen this in my life the UK Parliament sent Russell Brand an extremely popular independent content creator a letter to rumble we love rumble by the way we're on there subscribe to us on there and shout out to our rumble audience as well it's been growing by the day so we appreciate you all they sent a letter to rumble asking rumble to demonetize Russell Brand like YouTube did so we have governments that are directly asking platforms to demonetize content creators of which they don't did they don't agree with that is absolutely absurd and these are the same governments that want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies if they had central bank digital currencies in place they wouldn't even have to ask the platforms they could just flick the switch themselves so when we say Bitcoin or slavery or how beauty on said it and I'm starting to lean this way to Bitcoin or death we are not exaggerating and you have to choose what world do you want to live in in the future and most importantly what world do you want the future generations your children your children's children to live in so it's gonna be a great episode I'm really looking forward to it you have to stay on top of what's going on anyways we also we also have a very special treat for you guys we have the head of customer experience from foundation devices the maker of the passport hardware wallet and he's gonna do a live demo for us during the culture cement segment so I'm really really pumped about that let me bring up let me bring him up on stage Bitcoin Q &A you're quite well known on Bitcoin Twitter as well how you doing buddy yeah doing very well thank you very much for having me I'm psyched to shoot the shit with you guys this evening well even in my time but yeah certainly some interesting goings on especially around the Russell brand thing so I'm sure we'll be able to share some insights on that one but not a good look yeah I completely agree man it's it's some some interesting times we are living through people some people call it the fourth turning I don't know man but the phrase that sticks with me the most is weak men create hard times hard times create strong men strong strong men create good times we're definitely going through this era and then I think it was actually Vladimir Lenin that said the very very famous quote right where there are decades that nothing happened and then there are weeks that decades happen I think we're definitely living through this moment of time anyways no more delay let's bring up my legendary co -host not optimistic today no smile oh there's this smile sorry I was caught reading the channels optimistic fields how you doing bro well I am doing wonderful and I'm actually really excited for this culture segment today guys I got a sneak peek of the demo that we're going to see and I think there's gonna be awesome this might be a simply Bitcoin first for the live show but to the news stories and stuff it really just goes to show that if you speak the truth you are the enemy of the state and I think more and more and more people are waking up to this because they either continue to de -platform you from your banks or de -platform you from social media for saying what they don't want to be said you know for saying the quiet part out loud and you know this is why we do our show in a very particular way so that we can survive on YouTube but man it really just goes to show that the powers that be are completely terrified of people talking about the truth hence why you guys need to talk about it more and continue to spread that signal but it just goes to show that this is the the last I don't know the last gasp of the great Leviathan you know what's them saying like darker before the dawn like this is their last grasping at straws to control the truth and and I mean I've been saying for a while I think the monopoly on truth is slowly and dwindling they're going to try to make examples of this so you know just be prepared we know what's coming so protect yourselves protect your family and continue to spread the Bitcoin truth the Bitcoin signal actually just truth with a capital T I suppose anyways Niko let's let's get into this one let's get into this one let's get into the show man I'm really really excited alright guys let's get to the numbers we have a lot to talk about today and I'm super is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase really secure stamp seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper don't store your generational wealth on paper papers prone to water 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website at the time of recording the Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand five hundred and seventy sats per dollar three thousand seven hundred sixty four block height eight hundred eight thousand seven hundred twenty nine blocks to having thirty one thousand two hundred seventy one having estimate April 21st 2024 total lightning network capacity four thousand eight hundred fifty five Bitcoin capacity value one hundred twenty nine million US dollars realized monetary inflation one point seven five percent the market capitalization of Bitcoin currently sitting at five hundred and seventeen billion dollars Bitcoin versus gold market cap four point zero one percent in the grand scheme of things Bitcoin is still a baby if Bitcoin reaches not if when Bitcoin reaches the gold market cap that is five hundred thousand dollars per coin and I think that's just getting started anyways we played you guys a video yesterday of a member of the United Nations talking about how we are in an information war we played you guys the video and she was basically recommending that that that they no longer have people to call on on Twitter to censor information she was also saying how there's an army of people that are propagating United Nations approved information well you know she's she's talking about as if the information that's coming out of the United Nations is a matter of fact right she's talking about the problem of disinformation disinformation well my question to you guys is who gets to decide what is disinformation and what is information right well we advocate for on simply Bitcoin is individuals not central planners not governments using their own critical thinking abilities right to dictate okay this is a good idea this is a bad idea right this is how the American this how the American Constitution it's literally written like that that there's a reason that the First Amendment is the way it is right the government or Congress should make no law you know basically censoring or stopping the freedom of the speech of people right and they made it that way for a reason because if there is a central authority if there's a government that gets to dictate what information is true what information is not true history has shown that they'll use that power to protect their own political mode right so thank God for the internet thank God for technologies like Bitcoin thank God for technologies like Noster for example they can't do this anymore and because they're not able to do that they're freaking out number one and number two and number two it becomes a forcing function over a long period of time but that doesn't stop them from trying here is the former New Zealand Prime Minister at the United Nations saying that that words are weapons of war right weapons of war if so if you say something against the government that all of a sudden becomes a weapon of war and again this has escalated it is escalated to the point where the UK Parliament has asked rumble to demonetize Russell Brand who's a very popular content creator who goes against the legacy corporate media's narratives right and it kind of embarrasses them so what are they doing they're attacking his money they're saying rumble okay they can't they've tried to deplatform people before they've gotten a lot of pushback so what they do instead is that they attack his pocketbook obviously YouTube complied they demonetize Russell Brand's content but rumble said no we're not doing that so love that of rumble we're on rumble we support rumble that's awesome but another thing that I want to say is that the allegations against rubble Russell Brand are just that they are allegations they have not been proven so something that has not been proven is a justification to shut off someone's living that is insane anyways let's check out this letter and this is a letter by part by the UK Parliament the specifically the cultural culture media and sport committee to the CEO of rumble Chris Palavoski who says dear Chris I'm writing concerning the serious allegations regarding Russell Brand in the context of of his being a content provider on rumble for more than 1 .4 million followers the cultural the culture media and sports committee is raising questions with the broadcasters and production companies who previously employed mr. brand to examine both the culture of the industry in the past and whether that culture still prevails today however we are also looking at his use of social media including on rumble where he issued his preemptive response to the accusations made against him by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 his dispatches while we recognize that rumble is not the creator of the content published published by mr. brand we are concerned that he may be able to profit from his content on the platform did you hear what they said the government is concerned that Russell Brand might be able to profit from his content because there was some allegations made against him conveniently a lot of Russell Brand's content is criticisms of the government so I mean big coincidence I guess you would you could say we would be grateful if you could confirm whether mr. brand is able to monetize his content including his videos relating to the serious accusations against him is so we would like to know whether rumble intends to join ryu tube in suspending mr. brand's ability to earn money on the platform we would also like to know what rumble is doing to ensure that creators are not able to use the platform to undermine to undermine the welfare of victims of inappropriate and potential potentially illegal behavior so they asked rumble to demonetize a content creator an independent content creator that's the key word when we had Parker Lewis on the show and I was talking about the legacy corporate media he didn't say no Nico it's not the legacy corporate media it's the legacy government media so anyways why is this happening I think Jeff Booth said this perfectly we read this to you guys the other day and this all boils down to the money this is why we say as Bitcoiners fix the money fix the world here's Jeff Booth he says because broken money Elon Musk said how did most of the legacy media go from superheroes of free speech to supervillains of speech suppression and Jeff Booth says because broken money ensures the centralization of power by stealing the productivity through inflation that should flow to society in the form of lower prices then those enriched by that theft and subsequent power must control the messaging to keep it but it all it wasn't only Jeff Booth that said this here's an article from our friends over at Bitcoin magazine of nine Bukele the president of the country shining on the hill the Savior El Salvador the first country that made Bitcoin legal tender the beachhead for the Bitcoin movement around the world he goes on to say the most vocal detractors the ones who are afraid and pressuring us to reverse our decision are the world's most powerful elites and the people who work or benefit from them they used to own everything and in a way they still do the media the banks the NGOs international organizations and almost all the governments and corporations in the world and with that of course they own the armies the loans the money supply the credit ratings the narrative the propaganda the factories of food supply they control international trade and international law but their most powerful weapon is their control of the truth and they're willing to fight lie smear destroy confiscate print and do whatever it takes to maintain and increase their control over the truth and everything and everyone I think come from Nico or simply Bitcoin that came from the president of El Salvador name Bukele so what is happening here two things are happening here thing number one the internet has empowered individuals and those individuals can now use the internet to uh to grow these massive platforms themselves and because they're individuals they're a lot harder to co -opt and at the same time we are witnessing the distance remediation of money that internet has allowed Bitcoin and Bitcoin has empowered individuals to choose their own money too so government states NGOs international institutions right that have had this privilege of having not only having the monopoly in the control over money but also the monopoly in the control over information it's quickly diminishing in front of their eyes and of course that system is fighting back they can't take that they've been used to operating in a system where they've been able to control the narrative they've been able to control the truth and that is slipping through their fingers and they don't know what to do and that's why they're short -circuiting the way they are that's why we've gotten to a point where the UK Parliament is literally asking a platform to D monetize an independent content creator not to mention all the stuff that was revealed during the Twitter files where it was exposed that the US government even though that is explicitly against the US Constitution the government should not be censoring speech was asking Twitter to D platform D boost and censor certain speech and these are the same governments that also want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies and they expect you to believe that they're not going to use central bank digital currencies as a weapon as a forcing function in order to control your actions as a individual and this was all predicted I might add in the book the sovereign individual which we'll get to during the new segment but this is some crazy times now what can you do to protect yourself in this particular situation do your own research pick what information sources you choose you you want to choose I love Twitter because it's like a news aggregator and the the news that you know pops up pops up Noster is a great platform rumbles a great platform YouTube is is good to do your own research don't rely on a single information source and then most importantly the most empowering thing you could do is to opt out of state money opt into Bitcoin I think that's the most powerful thing you could do look the most important the most important vote you can make that voting for a Democrat or Republican it's not to say that it's not important to vote but the most powerful vote that you can do that will actually change things is voting with your wallet opt out and the way that you do that is you buy Bitcoin earn Bitcoin mine Bitcoin and take that said Bitcoin into self custody the moment you do that you're part of the peaceful Bitcoin revolution whether you are aware of it or not and that is how we win if enough people take self custody we win and there's nothing they could do about it speaking of self custody we have the head of customer experience with us today Bitcoin QA and you guys make it super fucking easy to take self custody with the hardware wallet that you guys make and not to mention the awesome application that you guys make so Bitcoin QA what's your take on this whole Russell brand stuff I can't believe we've reached this point if I would have been told this five five six years ago I would have said that's impossible there's no way that's that that's so ridiculous what's your take on all this yeah before I enter you I've just got to say that was one hell of a fucking monologue I take my half to you that was fantastic yeah kudos and yeah the whole Russell brand thing man just completely shocking another example yet another example of government overreach Russell brands been a thorn in the side of the UK government if you can't tell by the action by the way to anybody's listening that I'm from the UK and he's been a thorn in their side for years and he's a very well educated man he's very well spoken and he has drawn a lot of following by speaking out against money printing against government policy he was rabid about the whole covert thing pharmaceuticals getting rich because of you know yeah you know all of the corruption that went on over those couple of years and I see this recent letter as that them seeing the opportunity as they're into trying you know get one back on him you've touched on earlier that the fact that all of these are just allegations at the moment and the fact that they're going around trying to take money off him from you know he's not been convicted of anything at all that's not see won't be but right now they're just allegations and they're trying to take his money off him it's just completely shocking and they're just trying to lash out because he's been a pain in their ass royally for years so yeah I mean they're just they're just overreaching and leveraging their powers wherever they can just to kind of deep platform and then hurt his wallet as well unfortunately yeah 100 % they attack his money they attack and again like they attack his money and they're also like hey guys these CBDCs like we'll respect your privacy you could trust us what are you talking about anyways Opti what's your take well I actually I kind of want to ask Q &A question because there is some talk about this in the chat what's your thoughts on Russell Brand being like controlled demolition Q &A whoo how do you mean like basically that this is like an orchestrated attack you know once everyone's talking about this maybe Russell Brand isn't necessarily as much of a truth speaker as people are making him out to be like does he actually believe what he's saying or is this just kind of one of those things where you know you create a figure and then you kind of tear him down to discredit the whole movement in general the whole truth movement yeah possibly I think I think most of what he says is genuine he before he started doing all of the YouTube stuff like he was he was a you know some form of a celebrity he had a big following and could have monetized himself as a product in many many other ways by coming out and being as outspoken as he has against the the prickly topics of like money printing and you know COVID etc he must have known you know he's smart enough to know that would have been incredibly divisive to people that followed him so I lean towards the fact that he's genuine and the fact that they're probably gonna try and use him as a scapegoat to warn ward off other people that kind of speak out against any government policy etc etc yeah I'd agree I mean like especially considering what his status was it's hard to follow the incentives and be like yeah he's got a lot to gain from this when in reality he's on the verge of losing everything so I'd agree with you and then just kind of going back to the beginning of this rant and and people are saying epic daily Nico Jones rant today so good job Nico I like when Nico gets get animated remember growing up guys when I grew up I had a saying and I'm sure your mother told it to you as well and we all probably said it in kindergarten you know sticks and stones but words may never hurt me and now we grow up in a world where words are violence like what is going on guys and that's a convenient it's a convenient way I know Nico I was getting there I'm asking rhetorical questions on the show now okay I'm learning some Nico Jones tactics but as we know guys as we know guys you know if you can stop words from being said then you can stop thought and if you can stop thought then you can ultimately stop behavior and this is where they're going they want to ensure that you guys sell censors so that you guys don't lose everything and this is where we are guys that they are absolutely afraid of people speaking the truth they're absolutely afraid of the average person waking up and exposing all of their lives because that's all they have they have lies and favors and they have the monopoly on truth as we think now is more important than ever to speak your minds to make sure you're having these conversations to as the saying goes you know speak truth to power and all that good stuff because there's been a constant theme throughout 2023 or actually rather since 2020 basically is that if your voice is too big and you talk against the establishment then the powers that be will do anything they can to put you back in line and whether that means you know breaking your reputation taking all your money dragging you through the court of public opinion we know what their tactics are and if you're following along closely then you know what the playbook is and it's almost like they're doing the same thing over and over and over again but I think the silver lining of this is that it seems like their playbook isn't working as well as it used to which in some sense should be absolutely terrifying because then they're going to go to even more extremes and you know I'm not gonna say what everyone's thinking but it's gonna get crazy guys and so I think it's just becoming very very clear that as an individual just even a normal person that doesn't have a platform like you want to do whatever you can in your power to protect yourself and hence why we always say that it always boils down to the money guys so protect your money protect your livelihood by taking your Bitcoin into self -custody by saving in Bitcoin and because remember guys this is always about theft they want to take your wealth and put you back in your place and then distribute it and make everyone feel good and we're seeing this happen in real time and it isn't lost on me that this is done via a letter you know it's just like hey how nefarious can a letter be but if you're reading in between the lines then you know how nefarious this letter actually is and that this is a coordinated attack on someone that's talking against the establishment and if people like Russell Brand you know say what you want about him but if people like him can't speak about the truth and they also get run through the grinder like imagine what would happen to an average individual like there's no hope for us if people of that stature can't talk about what's actually going on in the world and hence why it's so important to continue to double down on independent content creation spreading the truth talking about all this stuff because this is all we have we have the truth on our side and as the saying goes you know the truth will set us free so just just don't be afraid you know be brave but also be smart out there and the best thing you can do is just protect yourself and protect your money protect your family and I think as more people do this then the world will slowly but surely start to fix itself anyways you know amen we'll see what happens amen preach brother all right everybody let's get to the news we got a lot to talk about today let's check it out no no no no no no before we do that before we do that I have to give a shout out to our awesome sponsor Bitcoin 2024 it's gonna be the largest Bitcoin conference on planet earth 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"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
Fresh update on "thirty" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Cbs news brief i'm three thirty two tuesday morning now to the latest on new jersey senator bob menendez this week speaking actually out for the first time on monday just days after he was indicted for a wide ranging corruption scheme the democrat is accused this morning of taking hundreds of thousands in cash and luxury gifts to help new jersey businessmen spend as well as assist the government of egypt cbs news congressional correspondent nichol killian has more or this early tuesday morning from union city new jersey this hour new jersey senator bob menendez says he's bracing for biggest his fight yet and showed no signs of backing down i firmly believe that when all the facts are are not presented only will i be exonerated but i still will be the new jersey's senior the link by a handful of supporters the as he responded publicly to a three -count indictment filed last week at least two senate democrats have said this week that menendez should leave office the white house stop short for his resignation this week the politics now campaign 2024 on guilty former president donald j trump back on the campaign trail focusing on the early voting state of south carolina instead of this wednesday's presidential debate we've always done well here and we're going to do it at a level that nobody's ever seen in somerville south carolina the front running republican candidates stopped at a gun store also touring a boat making company and rallying a crowd outside as for his debate candidate stop wasting their time you know they're wasting a lot of time with these ridiculous
A highlight from Bitcoin News with The Caf Bitcoin Crew - September 21, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right. All right. Here we go. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Morning, Mickey, Jacob and throwing you an invite. Wade, all you regulars, appreciate you guys, as usual. Morning. Do you see the email from Swan this morning, Alex? No, I have been hurting cats like crazy. I got this like DM early this morning and team at like three o 'clock in the morning and they're like, yeah, we want you guys to do Cafe Bitcoin live both days at Pacific Bitcoin, Thursday, Friday, plus all these other panels. It's been crazy. What was the email, Mickey? So it looks like it's you, me, Shane and Andrew on a Bitcoin veteran panel. Possibly. Definitely you, me and Shane. I don't know if Andrew is going to be there or not, but possibly others, too, like Gabe Lord, possibly Jordan Gambrell. So, yeah, we're going to see how this works out. I love how they like let me know two weeks, two weeks before the thing. Yeah, you're getting full. All good, all good, should be a good time. I mean, we're going to have we'll have fun no matter what is the way I look at it. Peter, I see you sneaking in here. I'm not sneaking, came right in the front door. Is that Jordan on the Bitcoin veterans handle there? Yes, sir. Morning, brother. Morning, how's everyone doing? Doing good, doing good. Shout out to Joe Calasari in the audience, throwing you an invite. We're going to be super casual today, by the way. Welcome as well to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode four hundred and thirty nine. Shout out to our supporters on Fountain Nosternests and all of you that listen on Spotify, iTunes, of course. Our mission for this show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching people on thing about this that we call Bitcoin. The bright orange future, the hope to today's show, we're basically just going to free flow and begin our Q &A, there's no future guests later today. So, yeah, we can talk about whatever you guys want to. If you have questions about Bitcoin or if you just have something you want to talk about, we're just going to like open it up. Shout out to Shane Hazel in the audience, throwing you an invite. The more I deal with the traditional banking system, the more I appreciate the properties and functionality of Bitcoin. It is, you know, it's an uncensorable aspect or excuse me, or property. My ability to transact with whom I want, when I want, where I want, and in the time frame that it allows. Is just it's phenomenal, it is just such a better way to transact value and to, you know, to be able to move your value to where you want it to, when you want it to. It's just yesterday or two days ago that walking into a bank, I'm still in shock, walking into a bank with some money to deposit in somebody's account and being told they don't take cash. It's still, my jaw is still on the floor. The attitude, though, in the banking industry has changed a lot because you've got older people who are retiring or moving into, you know, more management positions where they're not so much customer facing anymore. So the people who are customer facing are all younger and they don't remember a time when there wasn't FATCA and there wasn't the Bank Secrecy Act and there wasn't all this bullshit. So to them, they've grown up in a surveillance state and it's normal, which is weird as fuck because they have this attitude like they don't actually treat customers like it's your money anymore. They treat customers like we're in charge of your money and you have to get our permission to use it the way you want. And that is a, that's a second and third order effect of all this surveillance state bullshit and all this quote compliance stuff. It's a two, it's a double edged sword because not only has the younger generation grown up and are, you know, are accommodative of this, of this surveillance state, but the older generation, the boomers, and probably some, a lot of the Gen Xers, they are comfortable enough in their finances to not be in a position where they find a need or necessity to push back against the state. And I was just talking to my brother about this and he's like, yeah, I recognize all that stuff, but he's comfortable, you know, and so he just, he's not willing to, there's a lot of people who are not willing or have no incentive to push back against the state. So it's really a double edged kind of sword. Those that recognize it are in a position where they don't have to, they don't feel like they need to do anything. And those that should be doing something about it potentially, you know, don't even recognize it.
3 Things You Must Do for a Growth Mindset
"Are a few things that we must do to have a growth mindset. And number one is set aside time to work on growth. If you're going to have a growth mindset, set aside some time for growth. So you've got to identify new opportunities. You've got to identify new thoughts and how to implement them and then how to thrive once you implement them. So you've got to set aside some time for growth. What does that look like? It looks different for every one of us. I'm a morning person, so if I need to set aside some time, I'm probably going to be in my office about five a .m. because I know that things don't start happening around here till between seven and seven thirty ish. And I've got a couple hours of my time. So that's me. But yours could be in the middle of the day. You could take off somewhere and go park and stare at a lake. You could go to a restaurant and just drink coffee and and write think. And you could do it at night when the kids are in bed. And, you know, you could just start it. It's different for everyone. So don't get stuck on. I don't have time for that. Well, we all have the same amount of time in a day. What we do with it is extremely important and how you manage it is extremely important. So set aside some time to work on your growth. Number two is stay up to date on your industry trends and developments. You've got to know what's going on in your industry. You've got to know what's happening. Are are the efficiencies changing? Are the is the refrigerant changing again for no reason? It are, you know, what's going on in your industry. But you've got to stay up to date on that. Number three, you've got to think about winning. So that's why I talk about, you know, thinking wrong, thinking right. You've got to think about winning, not just how to compete, but how to win. Because it's not just about competition. It's not telling a customer that, well, we have some, you know, we're part of some good competition out there. I would never consider saying that at all. Or I don't even say we don't say rather, we have competitive pricing because we don't. Our pricing's typically higher than most. And the only reason other companies won't increase their prices is because they don't know how. And I'm not saying they don't know how to raise their price. I'm saying they don't know how to explain an increased price. They don't know how to show value. We do.
A highlight from "Cryptosovereignty" with Erik Cason - September 20th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right. All right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Ant, Dombey, Jacob, Wade, everybody else in the audience, all the loyal listeners. If you're new, we play that song at the beginning of every show. I highly encourage you to go look up the words and read the words to that song. It's mind blowing. Welcome back, Ant. Thank you. Thank you. I see you guys held it down. Yeah, we were all sad. We missed you. Oh, I'm really sure. I had to explain you to my sisters yesterday, Ant. Oh, I'm sure that went well. You were the technical guy, that's the other technical guy who does other technical things and has other technical knowledge. All the technicals. We did have like the Wicked show yesterday, was it yesterday? I don't know. We had a moment where the scale was up, came up and she was like, I have a wicked question. And then that was KSD. It great. was All right. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode four hundred and thirty eight. Shout outs to our sponsors on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today, again, we're going to try and discuss near perfect energy arbitrage. I've been meaning to do that for three different episodes now. We never actually get to it because the content is so dang good. The questions are good. The discussions are good. Hopefully we get that today. There's also a bunch of nonsense that the lizards are up to that I think needs to be highlighted. We shine lights on lizards and lizards doing lizard things. And it's I hope it helps you guys. Peter. Speaking of lizards, my banking saga continued. So, you know, yesterday I was talking about having trouble transferring money in my account being frozen, et cetera, et cetera. I thought, well, I'll just go into the bank, get out cash, and then I'll go make the deposit into my friend's account. Right. So I put my tweet up in the nest. I'm just going to it's real quick. I'm just going to read it. I said friend needed financial support, went to their bank with cash to deposit. Teller, we don't take cash. Me, what? Teller, sorry. Me, manager? Manager, we don't take cash. Random patron looks at me and mouths, what the fuck? Me, thank God. I literally said this. I said, thank God for Bitcoin. I walked out of the place. My friend, thanks for the BTC. You said that in a bank, Peter. What? You said that in a bank, Peter? Yeah. You're on the list. Hell yeah. You're on the list. That's like saying bomb on a plane. I looked at this lady, this manager, I looked at her. I was like, what the fuck is cash for? She goes, well, you can go buy stuff. I said, you're a bank. You don't take cash? No, thank God for Bitcoin. I fucking walked out. I couldn't believe it. You're all on a list. Every single one of you. It's OK, Peter. I got on the list a long time ago. I was on a phone call with my bank a long time ago and it was just like a lowly customer support person. And I was like new in Bitcoin, like brand new and like, you know, feeling it. And I was like, this is why y 'all are going down. You see, this is why Bitcoin is going to take you all out. So I'm sure I'm on the list as well. OK, later today, second half of the show, we've got Eric Kaysen joining us. Looking forward to that. That dude, he's one of my favorites. He's an extremely passionate Bitcoiner and deep thinker, in my opinion. He says some stuff that is I mean, there's a lot of edgy people in Bitcoin that are willing to say and call out lizard nonsense. Eric pulls no punches, man. This dude, when he's laying it down, I'm like looking around the room thinking, are any of these guys that are in here fed? Because he's definitely on the list. And so is everybody in this room. Oh, I'm sure we've had feds in this room for a long time now. Yeah, probably. I mean, these are all recorded, right? So, yeah, I guess they let it back. Yep, yep, pretty much. Good morning. They won't get the emojis, though. Yeah, screw them. I wish these guys would do something illegal. Mike Hobart, good morning. Mickey Koss, good morning. Terrence Yang, good morning. Oh, by the way, congratulations, Terrence. Terrence was on Bloomberg again. Dang. Thank you. Thank you. He's a regular now. Whenever they want to know something about Bitcoin, they call Terrence Yang. Your star's rising, Terrence. And Terrence is like, oh my God. And Terrence is like, hang on one second. I got to hang on one second. I got to park this dim sum cart so I can go get into a nice background place and do my interview with you guys. Exactly. Exactly, due to my crappy or just something's not great with faces for my audio, so it doesn't do noise suppression. So but it's motivating me to take a walk. So instead of you guys listening to the piano music from the hotel again. As long as you don't walk into that ballet center again, Terrence. I think that was Beetlejuice. I did not record. Terrence, if you don't mind me asking, since I didn't see the Bloomberg appearance, what did they ask you about? Did they ask you about any of your opinions on the Binance situation or is it just strictly Bitcoin and price? A little bit Binance. It was price, not as much price this time. I think I'm not sure why, but it was more about ETF kind of timing. And we got into spot versus futures of the SEC loss badly against Grayscale. So actual signal then, that's good. Allegedly, yeah. No, they ask good questions. That's good questions. And then talked about some tax stuff, stuff like that. Terrence, you were telling them how it's going to go down this year. That's interesting. How did they react to that? I did point out that 75 % of quote unquote experts surveyed said that Bitcoin ETF will be approved by year end, which I don't agree with. Yeah. Who are these experts? Are they the writers that coined it? These crypto people, right, because sometimes our stars do align a little bit with the crypto people short term. So their PR machine is formidable. So I think they just go around and random crypto experts opine on Bitcoin ETF timing based on their chat TBT law degrees or whatever. Here's a big wrench, Terrence, and you have a law degree, so you can tell me if this is possible. This may throw a wrench into the some of the bets on the side chains. What is it possible for the SEC to approve Grayscale, but with a go live date that's next year or far out or some kind of ambiguous, like, yeah, it's approved conditionally with this. And then people, well, it wasn't approved. It was approved. That I don't know, but typically they just kind of approve, delay or deny. And then when they approve, you just have to do all the paperwork. It's like they're always approved with conditions. Everything the government does or lawyers do. And now you're talking about government lawyers. So every approval is like if you meet the, you know, registration requirements, blah, blah, blah, you can do it. Go ahead and file the paperwork and, you know, give us comfort that you're compliant. Yeah, but they can attach conditions like, OK, so you're saying you're doing the surveillance sharing agreement. We are only doing this if that actually gets signed is, you know, not clear that that signed it, blah, blah, blah. They might add some details. I think that's possible. I don't actually know that much about ETF approvals, but that should be how it goes. It's kind of based on all the other stuff that government regulators tend to do. Yeah, because that's that's my new thing is, is this is backed by no for the listeners, no legal knowledge whatsoever, zero. But if they can find a way to approve Grayskills, put a timing on it that somehow screws them and lets BlackRock, whoever's first in line for the ETF, go live first. That's what I see them do. Yeah, that's possible. I feel like they're not that explicit. Like, OK, so a couple of things. One, if you're a Gensler, political animal, Bitcoiner, allegedly, you would probably want to do what? Delay approval just because, you know, hurts to lose three to zero in the D .C. In or batches dispersed would be one of the big four. It doesn't have to be BlackRock, right? Because the public perception, at least in some corners of the universe, they tend to think that BlackRock is super evil because they're so big, totally misunderstanding how asset managers work. But anyway, you might pick one of the big four, the new one being Franklin Templeton, 1 trillion .4 AUM, I think Invesco is like 1 .6, Fidelity and BlackRock are orders of magnitude. So one of those big four. Maybe do it in batches, politically you might do, I hate to say it, Cassie Wedge from ARK because she's a woman and she's very vocal.
A highlight from Store of Value and Proof of Work with Ben Justman, Founder of "Peony Lane Wine" - September 18th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Happy Monday. It is time for another awesome week in Bitcoin. Man. It is so cool getting up on a Monday morning. You know, most people are like, oh, God, it's another Monday. They don't even want to get out of bed. They're dragging ass. They're like, oh, but Bitcoiners are like, let's go. All right. Good morning to all of you, Lisa. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Mickey. Morning. Good morning. Don Bay Terrence. Good morning to all of you. Shout outs to my cobart in the audience. Joe Carla. Sorry. Hi, guys. Alex, the other Alex, there is another Alex. Alex talks tweets. She works at Swan. Shout out to you. You're welcome to come up. She does some amazing stuff. I'm not there's other people in the audience here who work for Swan. I'm not going to talk to you because you guys have some semi names. I don't know. Anyway, morning, Jacob as well. Welcome back from your golf excursion or the weekend. Tone vase morning there on you an invite. I just found out I'm on a panel with tone vase for Pacific Bitcoin. I'm moderating tone vase and Pierre Richard and Jimmy song. That's awesome. And I guess our mission is to talk about shit coins. So for whatever that's worth. All right. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin episode four hundred and thirty six. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange feature we call Bitcoin. Today's show, we're going to be discussing BTC performance versus other assets. There's a tweet Saylor put out with a really interesting chart. We'll be talking about that. United States interest payments are at insane levels and the near perfect energy arbitrage of Bitcoin later today. We have Ben Justman from Penny Lane Wine coming on the show. Very excited. He's an example of the Bitcoin circular economy. So you've got people who are craftsmen making really fine high end things and they're selling them directly to big winners. And man, I love to see it because this is the future. Like we're moving away from this entire consumer rush, rush, rush, get on the hamster wheel, make money that is constantly devaluing and then spend it on shit that you're going to replace one month or one year from now because it's garbage. But that's the entire consumer economy system. It's insane. But Bitcoin is switching that. I think we're going to flip this thing completely on its head. How long will it take? I have no idea. But I think it's coming. Anybody have any opening comments you want to make before we start digging in here? Just that the coffee and the Bitcoin charts are hitting hard this morning. So let's go. Yeah, what's up with that? I saw there was something like, I don't remember the exact stat, but the open interest has is skyrocketing, I guess. We went from twenty six, what is this, five ish to twenty seven thousand two hundred and thirty ish per Bitcoin right as of right now this morning. Lisa Huff, what did you do? You know, I missed the days when Bitcoin was actually volatile, like I am excited to see that it moved and I was also excited to see that it moved down last week. But as for me personally, Alex, what you said is correct. Bitcoiners were ready to get up and do it. And in the last several months, I have, because of Bob Burnett's lovely wife, Lola, I heard a comment that she said she made about health and fitness. She said you have to approach it like it is your lifestyle. Yeah, kind of kind of changes things up. I'm raring to go at like five o 'clock in the morning. Start workout, just went to Pilates. That's my whole life story, guys. Now you know it. Nice. I like it. I think it's awesome. Like I've shifted also because now I'm on the East Coast. So the showtime starts differently for me now. And I have time first thing in the morning, get up and go do physical things. And man, it's it's been amazing. It's been awesome. You've got to exercise for life to keep your life long and healthy. It is a lifetime thing. And finding something that you enjoy doing while you exercise is critical to that. Personally, since I'm on the West Coast, I make my bed and it's a successful day before Cafe Bitcoin. And I am not qualified to discuss anything, just so everybody knows. It's all good. Shout out to Mike Germano in the audience, throwing you an invite if you would like to come up here and obligation to do so. Alex, good morning. Welcome. I think this is the first time you've been up here now. Hey, good morning, everybody. Yeah. Thanks for inviting me up. This is a lot of fun. I'm always listening while changing diapers in the morning and doing the whole mom thing before I clock in. So thanks for having me. Yeah. What are you excited about in Bitcoin and with Swan and with everything? What are you excited about? Wow. That's a loaded question. But I mean, short term, I am stoked on Pacific Bitcoin coming up. I sent out an email blast this weekend. Hopefully many of you guys received it. And I heard you mention your panel, Alex. And the description in the email of that panel is... So the title is Shitcoin Slayers, but that's pretty awesome. And basically, shitcoiners are shaking in their boots and stand no chance against Alex, Tone Vays, Jimmy, Pierre. There'll definitely be some fighting words and not some subtle jabs. It's going to be an awesome talk. Yeah, just a lot of good stuff in the pipeline for PB. Hope to see you guys there. Tone Vays, good morning. We're on a panel together. Good morning. Yeah, I saw that in the email that you were sending that over. Yeah, so that's great. Do you guys know which day that would be? That first day or second day? I have no idea. I just literally just found out myself because I got the email just like everybody else. It's funny, right? They're like, they don't even tell me. Yeah, no, it's good. I actually tweeted out just last night. Ethereum had a brand new weekly low 12 -month close against Bitcoin. And that is a very weak TA symbol for Ethereum. And it's already going down a little bit today as well. So I think, yeah, shitcoins are in a bit of trouble. But the weird thing is, though, have you guys seen what is going on over in Singapore right now with token 2049, which pretty much has become the biggest shitcoin conference in the world? It is crazy. That conference is so scary to me. It tells me that shitcoiners still have an unreasonable amount of money. And maybe the bear market's not over yet. I don't know if anyone's seen the party videos from there. No. What I wonder about is, in this next cycle, are they tapping Asia? Are you going to see a lot of shitcoin conferences over in Asia? And are they going to be gigantic? Oh, I was going to just say probably. But the scary thing is that that conference was massive. And they're renting out sweets with the best views of the... Let's get some context. Let's get some context. What do you mean by massive? What does this mean? What does massive mean to you? Numbers? Do you have an idea of a number of attendees kind of thing? I don't. I'm assuming 5 ,000 to 10 ,000 people. I wasn't going to watch that much. But it was like the after party, right? Like renting out the most expensive restaurant in Singapore. Getting front row seats or the best views of F1, a race that was happening the day after the event. If you just do the hashtag token2049 and just look at their after parties, I don't think anyone really cares. It seemed like a borderline Bitcoin 2022 or one of their older ones. It was insane. And based on how well the shitcoin community is doing, I'm like, man, this bear market may not be over yet. Well, Tone, they're long on other people's fiat, but that tells me they're short on their own tokens. That's why they're spending so hard. It's possible. Is Ethereum ever going to make new highs against Bitcoin? Nope. No, no way. And I said that on a show. I was on Ben Cohen's podcast and a lot of his audience is apparently shitcoiners. And I said that no shitcoin has ever made a new high versus Bitcoin in the following bull market of Bitcoin. Like it's never happened. Actually, I did find one exception. That exception was Doge. But that's because of Elon Musk. It's not because of anything Doge did. And BNB, right? No, BNB never really pumped in the 2017 market because it was just launching then. So BNB's high is the 2021 bull market, and that will never be surpassed. In the case of Ethereum, it's the 2017 bull market. In the case of Litecoin, it's the 2013 bull market. So if a token has been around for like a full year before the bull market, that is its ultimate high. Like it never breaches it. Ethereum will never break its 2017 high. No way.
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This is only like a few weeks ago, right? It's it's good, man. I love having kids. Kids are the best. I I think parents like to complain about having kids, but like I do with the you know, it's like there's this George Peterson quote, which is like if you weren't going to have kids, like what the fuck would you be doing? That's so special. Like most of us are. Yeah. Yeah. It's not like I'm going to be inventing, you know, a new a new like equation for quantum field theory or something like I'm not doing any of that. So like, yeah, string theory is just a bit above our heads as well, you know? Right, exactly. So hanging out with the kids and, you know, playing Uno or goofing around is like, that's where I'm at. That's my song, right? The other thing you are, but I think of my kids just went back to school. So now I have like full days with nothing to do, but what I want to do. And you start to realize, like, what do people without kids in their thirties and forties do? There's just, oh, yeah, exactly. Yeah. You basically just get drunk in different locations. You're like, yeah, I went to Dublin and I got drunk and then I went to Istanbul and I got drunk and then I went to Rio de Ignar and I got drunk and you're like, okay, that's I didn't get drunk here. I got beer here, you know? Uh, yeah, people, people end up and I don't want to shit in the mouth of, of non parents here right off the bat, but fuck it. Let's do it. Everybody should have kids. It's well worth it. And I think at least based on my circle, most people I see that don't end up having children really, really wish they did. They get into their late thirties, forties and fifties and they realize, oh, I see what this whole thing's about. Um, highly recommend it. Get out there. Fuck everybody. Start fucking, start reproducing. Let's expand the species. Let's get more Bitcoiners. Yeah. Listen, if you don't have a, if you don't have kids, I consider you weak hands, you know, cause there's no one to get a huddle after your debt. So what you only got like max, you know, 40, 50 years of huddling there. All right. Like we need to extend that out. Seven generation thinking like my boy, Marty bent says, you know, I listened to you with, uh, the, your most recent chat with Peter and Peter was spending some time saying like, I love smart huddle. I like the glasses. I like the refined civilized huddle and Josh were like, Josh and I were like, fuck that shit. We want total huddle. If you don't deliver that today, you fucked up. Cause we need you fully unleashed my friend. All right. I mean, I'll do my best. Let's see what I got. Firehouse humor. Yeah. Oh yeah. I think you'd fit right into the firehouse based on some of the stuff I've heard you, uh, spew over the, over the years, I think you'd fit right in, especially coffee hour, eight o 'clock in the morning, just a bunch of degenerates. I don't know if you guys have seen the new Shane Gillis stand up on Netflix, but that's like my barometer for humor. Just like extremely immature playground humor, the way we used to talk to each other, you know, third grade. Yeah, exactly. Those are sort of litmus tests for like how far you can go culturally. You're like, Oh, we weren't allowed to say that 10 years ago. He just went that far in that, in that Netflix special. I guess that's the, that's the tip of the spear for how far we can go. Chappelle broke some boundary. A lot of people have broken boundaries on Netflix in the last, comedy in general has been regressive over the last 10 or 15 years. Like every, so many things have been taboo to say, especially for comedians, which really ruins comedians and only like Dave Chappelle can get away with it and a few others, but comedy has really been shit on in the last 10 years. I think the left went too far and they canceled basically too many people and you can't cancel everybody because then now you just have like half the country that's canceled. Right. And so, you know, all the canceled people, it's not like you killed them. Like they're still alive and they're just like, you know what? I don't give a shit about being canceled. And that's like where everybody's at nowadays. And so I am starting to see, like, I think the, you know, canceled culture has peaked and now we're on the other side of canceled culture. And there's a bunch, bunch of people who basically realize like, if you don't cancel yourself, nobody can really cancel you. You just, you just choose not to give a shit about it. I think it was actually Trump that taught everybody that maneuver. Right. Which is like, you know, whatever, I don't care, whatever you say about me, I don't give a fuck, you know, whatever. Uh, and you know, he's just going to, he's just going to keep going out there and calling you stormy horse face Daniels or whatever. He doesn't keep a shit. And you can be like, you know, you were the worst president ever. He'd be like, that's false. That was the best, best president. So you just don't let any of it get in there. You just go, no, he broke a ton of clown barriers. Trump did. He was masterful with the way he could do that. And if that guy had one characteristic that I admire, it's his ability to spin move out of any accusation by calling the other person, an ingenious nickname that stuck, like just nailed it every single time nickname ever. I think it was low energy Jeb. Who comes up with low energy Jeb. And then you would look at him and you'd be like, man, he is really low energy. Yeah, these things work a cup of coffee, you know, shortcut narratives are really effective. Speaking of presidents, you guys see Biden the other day and it was a yesterday in Vietnam. He literally got hooked off the stage because he started mumbling nonsense about something that was far off of what they were talking about. They turned his mic off while he was talking and he kept talking. And then they had an announcer get on and basically say, oh, you're done here, Mr. President, get, they got the hook out and they pulled him off stage. It was like, watch, watch this clip. Yeah, it was, it was insane. Shepherd came out. It was full blown, like, all right, get this fucking guy out of here before he makes us look even dumber. Unbelievable. You know, in a nation of 360 some odd million Americans, I think many of us are very intelligent. Uh, the last two presidents have been kind of, you know, not up to snuff, right? Like where are our good people, you know, like, yeah, we're not sending our best anymore, unfortunately. It is comical, but it's also downright embarrassing because, and I've heard enough out of you to know that you'll agree with this, I'm still very proud to be an American, I think there's a lot of wonderful things that this, this country stands for and imbues and, and it's done and it's, it's a downhill slope right now on both sides. And I just laugh at, I mean, obviously like most Bitcoiners and Josh and I are aligned on this, I just, both sides are in full blown, full frontal clown mode and, and anybody that's latching onto either candidate at this point, I almost lose respect for it. It's like, how can you take either of these guys seriously? But we need to dig out of that. Like that, that needs to be fixed to your point. That's not something that that's healthy for the average American citizen to just be resigned to the fact that the leader of the entire nation is a complete idiot, we need to dig out of that and hopefully reverse that trend. Well, you know, in general, I lean conservative usually, but I actually have been, uh, you know, found myself very intrigued by Robert F Kennedy Jr. And it's not just because he's a Bitcoiner, but I think he really has the discourse into the Overton window, right? Like by basically being like, why am I not, I'm a Democrat my whole life. My father was, you know, a president, a Senator, a presidential candidate. My uncle was killed. He was one of the most popular democratic presidents of all time. Why am I not allowed to say this? Why am I not allowed to have opinions or questions? And yet in America, I feel like anytime we lose our foundational principle, which is, you know, free speech, anytime we're losing that we're losing our soul as a almost anything you want without significant repercussions, that's, that's just how things are. Like, obviously if you say something that's very racist or hateful or homicidal or genocidal or something, then people are going to be, they're gonna have a lot of feelings about it, but there's very little speech. That's actually illegal speech, right? And we should be able to, yeah, just get together in a room and discuss things as Americans. That's a very rare thing. Like that's, that's not something that you find in almost any other culture on earth. You know, I was talking to Peter McCormick McCormick about this, but like the British sarcastic, dry humor that they're all known for that is because they don't have free speech. So they have to be sarcastic. That's never occurred to me before that either. Right. They have a shield to hide behind and they can be like, Oh, come on, mate. I was just taking the piss. Whereas we as Americans can just say what the fuck we actually think, which is a more effective system. They, they have to, I mean, I'm glad it happened because I love British humor. Yeah. They have to show a side boob. They can't go full frontal. You know what I mean? Exactly. Gentlemen. I'm sure you guys will both agree with this point as well. So we've got these clown puppet leaders that we're, we're just accosted with every four years and have to deal with the shit sandwich or the giant douche. And we've got to pick between the two of them. But then there's also like every time there's like, I mean, I'd say most times there's a new law, some new bullshit with COVID that happened in the last couple of years, I'm stunned by the stupidity and heavy handedness, which a lot of this stuff comes down. And it's like, it's like, I'm disappointed by how bad these takes can be and how bad these real changes are and how overbearing a lot of this has been, especially in the last few years. But it seems like every time a new law is, is instantiated, it's just feels wrong on its face. And I feel like people are so numbed to it at this point that they just say, they just expect it to be the wrong thing instead of what we would prefer to have. Or I think people from our circles would prefer to have at least. What are your thoughts on that? About how there's just like this numbness about how these people operate. Well, there's, you know, we're recording this on nine 11 and one of the reasons I wanted to record with you guys, cause you're both firefighters and I think not, you know, we're all around the same age. Nine 11 was the seminal moment of our young lives. And obviously like certainly had an effect on both of you, I'm sure. And I'd love to hear your stories about that. Um, but you know, to me, I'm, I'm, I have a good, I have a great memory. That's it's a gift and a curse. And one of the things that, uh, I remember is the world pre nine 11. I remember what it was like, and we're now living in an entirely different world. That's not better. It's a worst world. You know, we have an, a heightened security state, a heightened surveillance state. I mean, you used to be able to just, you know, what is TSA really accomplished? Like, did they prevent any new, uh, atrocities? I don't think they did because one guy tried to bomb a shoe bomber shoes, and now we are going to take off my, I got to take off my fucking band, slip -ons every time, you know what I mean? And your belt crying shame. Yeah. Yeah. Fucking shoe bomber. I mean, it is, it is like, we appreciate you bringing that up. It is, uh, in the fire service, it's, it's the day of the year. Um, and it, it's been said for a couple of decades now, never forget. But I feel like the fire service, Josh has done a pretty good job of not forgetting. Like you still see it on a lot of fire trucks. Every single firehouse around the country is honoring it today. There's a moment of silence that comes over dispatch. There's events that happen every year and yeah, I don't know. This is just a complete sidebar on nine 11, but it was fucking insane. Fucking insane. I was in sixth grade. I remember where I was as everyone does. Um, and wasn't fully able to appreciate the magnitude, but as the years have gone watching back in the documentaries and thinking through just like from our vantage point, um, I, Josh, we've talked about this before with our career. Like there is a degree of submission to risk. It doesn't happen very often. We don't want to overplay the hero card here. And the vast majority of our job where paramedics, we rotate ambulance to fire truck, but when this shit happens, it's real. And you've kind of sworn an oath to not have a choice, but to go into that, if that happens in your career, that second story bedroom to risk your life for a kid or whatever, all those men and women that went into that building, obviously hindsight's 2020, but if we worked in New York at that time and, and had the badge on, we would have had, we would have done the exact same thing. So, um, yeah, the heroism that existed by I agree, like to, to get, to get back off the nine 11 is just like, what, how has the world improved in any way, shape or form since then? And it has not in many ways, it's devolved in the opposite direction and we need new currents that flow the opposite way that, that get us back to a lot of American ideals, which is part of what we've latched onto the most about what you've said. And spoken into this community. Totally. We see, uh, so the Patriot act was instantiated right afterwards, which took away a whole, it added surveillance, took away a whole bunch of fundamental rights. And it was supposed to be sunsetted. I don't remember if it was five or 10 years after nine 11, but they extended it and they've continued to extend it since then. It's again, back to what we were just talking about. Like these, it's almost like a peg in, they get a foothold in and the politicians never relinquish any power whatsoever. It's always another step up. Another squeezing of, of the populace. They peg a shit coin into, into American ideals, kind of like potentially pegging shit coins into Bitcoin with drive chains. I don't know. Maybe we ended up today. Smooth transition there. I can't think of a worse way to honor all of the brave guys, you know, who ran into the towers when they were on fire. Then what we've done in the aftermath of nine 11, you know, I just can't think of a worse world. I saw it. I saw an Instagram post that actually made me pretty emotional. It was a, you know, young, pretty girl. She's probably in her like late twenties now. And she went to visit the Memorial cause her father was FDNY and he ran into the building. He ran into tower two and he collapsed on him and she grew up her whole life without her father. Right. And he made the ultimate sacrifice. And that's something that you guys have to, you know, that's an interesting conversation actually like around risk.
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"We're talking about token unlocks today very misunderstood in crypto people hear the word token unlock and they start to seize up They get all nervous tense. They think prices are going to dump but in today's video I want to explain the upcoming token unlocks that we actually have hitting the market and I want to take an analytical look a deep dive into how this could actually affect the market because I have gone through the data and Have a pretty concrete idea of how different unlocks actually end up affecting price And of course, it's going to create so many trading opportunities for you on the long side on the short side But also if you're a long -term accumulator of tokens, you know with you know, pretty steep vesting schedules this can present huge opportunities So I think it's gonna be a pretty valuable show and if you do enjoy more educational style content like this Make sure to smash the thumbs up button So I'm gonna use this week to contextualize the current state of unlocks in the market over the course of this week We have six major unlocks comprising around 80 million dollars worth of Capital that is coming onto the market ape with 11 % of their supply is the main one You've got Lido at point 2 % of their supply as a secondary one You've got Aptos as well with 2 % sweat tokens flow talk with tokens and EUL all hitting the market now There's an amazing website that I think you should be using basically every single week to keep on top of the token unlocks and it's called token app unlocks so token unlocks dot they're not sponsoring the show It's just an application that I personally use to stay on top of the unlocks And what it shows you is the unlocks as you can see in the right There's a corresponding column which shows you the date that an unlock takes place It shows you all the unlocks in the market the percentage of their supply that is dumping and where the supply is coming from Super valuable information now We're hitting a very critical inflection point when it comes to crypto unlocks because many of the tokens in the market are now Starting to mature and we typically know that when projects structure their token omics They tend to skew the more steep part of their cliffs for the mid one to two year period Of the project or the tokens existence So what we're seeing now with a lot of projects that were launching in 2020 2021 When the bull market vibes are on and there was lots of funding coming into the market a lot of those projects And now starting to hit their mid supply curve. For example, you've got dy dx with significant unlocks You've got eight coin with significant unlocks optimism with significant unlocks all these claims that are unlocking significant percentages of their supplies Tend to launch in that 2020 to 2021 period and because that was the bull market you have a lot of tokens during that period That were laying out their vesting schedules and this of course has huge ramifications for the prices of these tokens And as I said starts to create trading opportunities off the back of that So how do token unlocks actually affect price in the market? Is it an instant death sentence for a token that causes a huge dump or is there this kind of phenomenon called a bullish unlock? Which ends up meaning an unlock is fully priced into the market Well, there's data that when I looked into this actually was pretty unexpected to me That kind of gives you a good scope of what actually happens when there's a token unlock So I'm gonna read through the research here large crypto token unlocks drive price lower within two weeks research suggests So let's talk about this right now new research by analytics firm The Thai shows coins on average and they've looked through all the major unlock coins over the last few years Declined in the lead -up to the event of the actual unlock However, when the liquidity freed up represented more than 100 % of the average daily volume Prices quickly recovered only to fall deeper within two weeks following the unlock and we're going to get into this with real examples in a second So what they're saying here is that when the amount of liquidity? exceeds the amount of the average daily trading volume that you can get simply by going on coin gecko for example if we want to Work out the trading volume of ape we search up a coin and we can see here The daily trading volume is 63 million if the unlock for ape actually exceeds this amount of 63 million then they affirm that prices quickly recover But then they fall deeper within two weeks following the unlock and this firm has gone through 350 ,000 individual token on the unlocks to come up with this data Let's look at this graph and talk about what it means because I believe it's one of the biggest pieces of alpha I've found in the market honestly in the last week because unlocks are everywhere every token you're likely buying or selling has an unlock This is how crypto tokens fund themselves. They unlock onto the market They sell this enables them to generate liquidity for their treasury this enables them to to incentivize advisors market makers Etc without dumping their price by launching all at once now There are some tokens like uni what for example which have executed fair launches Which means well basically they launch all at once and then they're 100 % of their tokens are in supply This can work but for projects that are trying to bring on investors. It obviously doesn't make sense So most of the bigger projects in the market with big VC backing do have unlocks because this is how VCs are able to Recoup their initial investment without hurting the token price too much in the short term But as you'll see in a second it actually ends up hurting the price in the long term in cases where the unlock Represented more than 100 % of average daily volume as we just asserted prices tend to rebound faster But only for a brief period this could be attributed to traders feeling relieved that the unlock did not flood the market with new tokens Immediately within Nonetheless two weeks prices of tokens facing such significant unlocks fell below their initial levels at the time of the unlock this may suggest that holders preferred to wait a few days before selling into the market this essentially Debunks the bullish unlock theory. So there's this theory floating around in the market that token unlocks are bullish And yes in a bull market when liquidity is running rampant and people are you know? Ramping onto crypto and speculating into coins and money's flowing in Oftentimes unlocks are bullish because the market in general is bullish, right? But in neutral periods and bearish periods and just on average across all periods which should you know Get rid of those extremities on the highs and the extremities on the lows It does tend to negatively impact price and this is a major misconception in the market that has been like statistically debunked now Through this report that tokens actually perform worse out of unlocks I mean who would have thought right but this is what happens if this is the math that we see here So this graph which I think is just pure alpha shows the unlocks by size shows the average normalized price of a token Let's say like a dollar and ten cents and shows based on the volume Representative of the token versus the unlock size how it performs and we can see what we saw from large Tokens which are tokens where the unlock outweighs their trading volume So it's bigger than their trading volume these large tokens tend to bounce So this zero period is the amount of days post unlock they tend to bounce in price But then two weeks later start to correct and this isn't just one example as I said This is taking three hundred fifty thousand tokens and analyzing it Now the interesting thing is the small section and the aggregate section shows that smaller unlocks So unlocks all like small size that aren't outpacing, you know The average daily trading volume this tends to bottom out on the unlock date and then they tend to recover in the weeks following so What this tells us is the size of the unlock? Dictates the price action of the unlock So if an unlock is really big it tends to bounce a lot quicker because investors start feeling relieved Like think about the psychological component here But then the real weight of the selling pressure starts to impact on the market and then over the next couple weeks You start to see the real impact start to hit whereas with smaller unlocks So unlocks which don't outweigh the average daily volume It tends to actually bottom out just before and on the unlock date But you don't see that huge bounce that huge bullish unlock, you know phenomenon that we see you see a slow Grind up a slow recovery and then sometime after that, you know You may see a decline but 20 days after the event that should give us like a rough scope of how an unlock affects the market Alright, let's go practical now Let's look at some of the major unlocks in the market and let's learn how to actually make money using Token unlock so looking through the market what you should do is you should identify Tokens that you're interested in because unlocks as I said, they create opportunities in the short term They also create opportunities in the long term You can go through the list and work out which tokens you're interested in trading like you've got dy dx here You've got ape you've got optimism If you're interested in stacking these there definitely is opportunities to get in during these windows where you see these massive declines and based on The size of the unlock that is going to dictate when you actually choose to get in So a token that has a bigger unlock for example like an apron optimism You may choose to wait for a bit of a bleed and then get in get in around the 15 to 20 day mark Whereas with a smaller unlock as you can see, there are some really tiny ones like Lido is pretty small Uni is pretty small these unlocks can basically Rebound are slowly over time post unlock and make the actual unlock date or just before the unlock date where some of the bearishness is Being priced in that can be an opportunity to accumulate So the token unlocks app does an amazing job of actually doing full reports on all coins So I want to give you a bit of alpha here If you go onto the website and you click on the insights tab now some are paid But some are free if you click on the insights tab, you can scroll down and actually view Individual token unlock reports and this is alpha especially if you're interested in Accumulating any of these tokens or trading any of these tokens It gives you like a great summary of what they anticipate is going to happen with price based on previous prices For example on the ape coin unlock here You can see that in March they did a hundred and thirty four point eight million dollar unlock in September They have an equal unlock and then in April through to August. It was a much smaller unlock So when you're analyzing the ape coin Price performance you wouldn't want to compare this week's unlock with an April unlock because it's just so much bigger, right? It makes more sense to compare the September unlock with the March unlock So what you can do is you can scroll down and you can see well if we go back to March How did price actually react to the unlock? Well, it had a small pump in and then it bled then it had a rally and then it bled again So you can start to look at what the previous unlocks of similar size actually did in the market And the ape coin unlocks do line up with this phenomenon that we're seeing from the token research here You can see we get pumps into the unlock then it bleeds And then we see that rally into the next unlock and this happened basically every unlock We saw the pump then it bleeds and then it pumps again. So we know what the phenomenon is Assuming that the unlock was big which I know it was for ape versus its trading volume We know that they they actually pump into the unlock and then their big dump happens over the next couple months We can see this exhibited multiple times on the ape coin chart here. So that's why this token unlock section is so powerful So if you do want to trade like any old coin, of course and take advantage of the strategy I want to give you a reminder that if you're looking for a Dex look no further than G trade a Decentralized permissionless protocol that allows you to trade and they also have a function one -click trading So literally trade with one click on a variety of trading pairs. So all coins Bitcoin Ethereum commodities They Forex have as well So if you want to trade anything on a Dex and of course keep self custody of your own assets Which is so important in crypto and still get the benefit of being able to use leverage and set a stop -loss and take profit Of course and set limit orders short long, whatever you want to do. Um, you can do so on G trade across polygon or arbitrum There's a link in the description to check it out thought I would mention that because yeah A lot of these tokens that I'm discussing today's video They are available on Dex's like G trade to actually trade if you're taking more of the short -term angle now I want to take more of the long -term angle and look at how can you take advantage of unlocks if you're bullish on a token? So let's say you you scroll through the list. You're bullish on Optimism you're bullish on sui and you want to accumulate long -term. How can you use these events to position yourself? Long -term and get better entry opportunities for your long -term portfolio So for investors typically the weeks following a big unlock are a great place to buy the tokens if you're bullish on the long -term prospects of the token Especially if you do see that phenomenon where it sells for two to three weeks after the unlock Especially in a bearish environment like this all coins a lot of them versus their PTC pairs are bleeding Bitcoin is a little bit shaky. The market is relatively apathetic So these unlocks are starting to affect the market more in these conditions So the effects of unlocks are always based on the market conditions in which the unlocks take place and in this market You will see some of these sell -offs that we've been discussing be slightly more severe And because of this these can give you great buying opportunities So I recommend scroll through the list look at if there's a token with a big unlock and start to just pinpoint the dates on Your trading view so you can literally go on to trading view. Let's say, you know, we want to Set a date for optimism. What you can do is click on your trading list You can search up optimism and you can start putting in these Vertical lines which indicate when the next major unlock is happening So if we go on to token unlocks we scroll down We see optimism has a major unlock in 17 days on the 30th of September We can map out the 30th of September on our chart by using one of these vertical lines as we can see here Okay we put it in on the 30th and now we have a red line which shows us when the unlock happens and What you can do is you can kind of track where the price starts to falter In the two to three week period following this unlock that would then be potentially a decent zone for you to buy if you can map confluence with your Horizontal levels and you can do this for any altcoin so if you do see let's say the token price do what happens with these big unlocks typically and Pump afterwards and then start to bleed then you can look to accumulate in this period here if you get good Horizontal confluence so that is one strategy that you can use faults that is more from an investor standpoint If you want to short you can definitely take advantage of shorting these pumps if they happen post unlock and you can also map that Out with your confluence So let's say it pumps into this area and you're seeing like a major resistance in this zone and then it starts to come under You get a bearish underside retest and then it starts to roll over Well, this could be your short entry on the retest to get in such as one example Like very basic of how you can use this but token unlocks from an investor and a trader standpoint Are very very valuable and what you can also do alongside just basic ta is actually use momentum indicators So let's use the optimism example again You can go onto an application like Kyber AI which is like your ultimate AI on chain trading platform Click on optimism and see what the momentum is like for the coin at that time If you start to see after two weeks the token pump and then start to roll over a little bit and you're looking for let's You can look at the Kyber score and see if the bullish momentum of that token is starting to tick into the bearish territory So you might see the last like for Kyber scores coming bullish and then you might see the momentum starting to tick bearish Using their on chain analysis function when that starts to happen Which is likely indicative of cells outpacing buys on chain The on chain indicators can tell you first before the centralized exchanges catch up whether that altcoin is starting to get bearish Momentum and that can be a great peak data point for consulates to get into a short setup and Similarly after an unlock takes place if you want to buy optimism long term But you want to be a bit more picky with your entry then you can do the same thing You look for bearish momentum tick into bullish momentum like it's exhibiting right now And if that maps up with our net buyers starting to position themselves on chain Then that can give you an indicator alongside an uptick in trading volume that you should be getting in So always look for momentum shifts in crypto and this can help you get better entries So if you don't want to use Kyber AI for any of that, there's a link in the description We have an early access pass for people that want to use that link. You do need to get approved. I'm sorry It's not instant approval But I promise you it's worth the wait because it's been an amazing application and I want to thank them for partnering with the show Because yeah, it's an application that I regularly use in my trading But I thought I'd just mention it in the context of this video Because it's super relevant for using an application like this to help you get entries. So pretty much with unlocks there there is like a lot of nuance, but what you need to know is Have your finger on the pulse in terms of tracking them Make sure to utilize the reports at your disposal through an application like token unlocks. There are free ones There are paid ones if you don't want to pay that's completely fine Like they're not a sponsor of the show or anything You can kind of use this framework for mapping volume versus the size of the unlock and if it fits within this Of course, it's not going to happen like this every time but on aggregate if you trade, you know Based on this assumption then on average you'll probably end up ahead given the fact there's a sample size here of three hundred and fifty thousand Given, you know, they've done extensive research. So obviously sometimes there are outliers Sometimes the project might announce news before an unlock to pump the price Sometimes the market will just react differently due to like a switch in market conditions But generally if you follow the blueprint you will come out ahead in the long term Market conditions do play a huge factor in a bullish market unlocks are like always the best buying Opportunities in a bear market unlocks are often the best shorting opportunities because you have to consider the weight that some of these unlocks can have on the market when the buyers are apathetic because when buyers don't want to step in and protect price and you have additional supply dumping in a bear market that is a Recipe for disaster a lot of the time but in a bull market that's often a recipe for buying the dip So you probably want to take the short side more than the long side in a bear market And you want to take the long side more than the short side in a bull market So important to wrap your head around that concept Bitcoin actually has quite a bit of overhang. I'm speaking about Bitcoin for a second They've got the US government Silk Road Bitcoin. They've got the Mt. Gox Bitcoin or they've got the FTX Bitcoin as well Which is going to be start to be liquidated soon So there is a fair bit of supply overhang in general if we could continue to see bearish market conditions And we do get some of these like unlocked overhangs, you know Just supply increases hitting the market then that could be a reason that Bitcoin starts to correct but given the fact we're heading into 2024 when we've got like major catalysts like the Bitcoin spot ETF You know the ETH ETF the Bitcoin halving potential rate cut rate cuts on the horizon those all can be opportunities To take advantage of the unlocks in the meantime So when you know the destination it becomes easy to play the game in the short to medium term If you're a long -term investor, so just thought I would add that as well in the context of Bitcoin, too So yeah, maybe we went with a bearish tile today Figured out what my thumbnail is but if it is just know it can be bearish on but it also can be bullish and hopefully this video can act as a bit of a framework for you to be able to contextualize and then apply or token unlock trading to your own trading stuff, hopefully this video helps if it did smash the thumbs up button and subscribers in order to subscribe and of course We have a link to games if you want to trade in a decentralized manner in the description and a link to Kyber If you want to sign up to execute the AI strategy that I discussed on today's show I will see you later.
A highlight from Why Tucker Carlson is a Bitcoiner | EP 825
"Yeah, welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin and religion of carbon making news called Traumatic Warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state before anyone makes fun of me in the chat. My mother -in -law got me these like blue light blocker glasses and I put them on last night and I felt like immediate relief and there's like different shades for it. So like these are like nighttime when the TV is there and then these are like right before you're gonna go to sleep but apparently these are for daytime. Anyways, they're badass, your eyes literally feel like they're relaxing and Opti of course is already trolling me and as well, I'm sure the chat is as well. So that's why I'm wearing these, maybe I'll continue wearing, they feel good, I'm on my computer all day, you know what, I don't care at this point. Anyways guys, today's gonna be a great, great show, orange tinted glasses, I didn't think about that. Today's gonna be a great show, we're gonna talk about the man, the myth, the legend, Tucker Carlson himself. His show last night that he released on Twitter, which I highly, highly recommend, actually has last time I checked, 320 million views, it beat the interview that he did with Donald Trump by like 100 million views. And once again, you have a politician, right, so Justin Trudeau is basically gaslighting saying like, you know, we have to put price controls on the grocery stores for raising the prices and all that stuff. But you have a politician who is literally identifying the problem, he's literally saying the government is the problem, the money printing is the problem, the government is the sole cause of these things. You have an Austrian economist who has a really good opportunity, really good shot at winning the presidency. And why I believe this video was so popular was the same reason as to why I believe that video Richmond, North of Richmond, went viral the way it did. People are feeling the pain, people are questioning the current system, and people are desperately seeking an alternative, which is why I believe this this hardcore libertarian Austrian economist has a really good shot at winning the presidency in Argentina, and the country is currently dealing with 100 % inflation, like, like, obviously, people are questioning it. And when you have a politician who's actually identifying the real cause of inflation, like people put two and two together, right? Javier Meli wouldn't be popular if he didn't strike a nerve. Richmond North of Richmond wouldn't have gone viral, right? Without any of the marketing and any of the push by the big studios, it was just basically a very small studio, it's a guy in his backyard with his dog, literally singing into a microphone. That would not have gone viral if it did not resonate with people, if people weren't feeling the pain that he was feeling, right? So this is, we are living through, in my opinion, the separation of money and state. All these roads, like even if Oliver Anthony, and even if, you know, Javier Meli, you know, and we know he likes Bitcoin, but you know, he wants to dollarize the country, all roads eventually lead to Bitcoin. Some people take the longer road, some people take the shorter road, but eventually it all leads to the inevitable conclusion that we have to separate money from state, because as long as the state has the privilege of being able to create money for free that everyone else has to work for, they will abuse that privilege to benefit themselves and benefit their friends at the expense of everyone else. And this is exactly what Bitcoin fixes. So this is really, really exciting times. Tucker, I don't think he would be at this point if it wasn't with the conversations that he had with Naeem Bukhale. Tucker would not be at this point if it wasn't, if he didn't have the conversations with Michael Saylor. Tucker would not be at this point if he didn't have the conversations with Max Keiser. And even though he was the most popular broadcaster on the legacy corporate media, his words were so dangerous that they had to fire the guy. And that makes sense. Look at all the other articles that are that's coming out of the legacy corporate media attacking Naeem Bukhale, attacking Javier Milli. Because I think they're exposing the fraud that is fiat money and the fraud that is the current established system anyways, it's going to be a great show before we get to it. I want to bring up my legendary co -hosts. We're both wearing glasses now, Opti. Opti was making, I was telling you hard, it's so much fun of me in the beginning, but I'm going to buy you a pair. You're going to be you're never going to take off anymore because I need the colorblind one. Your eyes are literally going to relax, bro. Like your eyes are literally like look at my eyes are like relaxing right now. They're like they're like, oh, like I don't even know what that means that your eyes feel relief. Like you don't even know what that means, bro. I have no idea. I've never looked as cool as you do right now with those glasses on. So I wouldn't know. I wouldn't know. But anything anyways to the opening monologue, which was great, very, very eloquent. And you had that politician rhetoric going right there. I really liked it. I really enjoyed it. One of the things that's pretty crazy is the fact that Tucker got so many views on this. What what I don't know what it is now, but last time I checked, it was like three twenty two, three hundred twenty two million. Like that's damn near the whole U .S. population. And we all know that Fox wasn't getting to every single person in the U .S. Obviously, it's global. But that reach that Tucker has on Twitter or X is just it's absolutely crazy. And this goes back to what we keep saying all the time of breaking the echo chamber and planting these ideas. And of course, Tucker doesn't have to go full Bitcoin maxi like we do on our show. But the fact he's having these conversations, I think does feel like a shift in the zeitgeist and people are waking up. And we've been kind of covering pinpoints and receipts about this constantly, whether it's the song, whether it's a post that I did yesterday in the culture, whether it's the tick tock videos, like people are feeling the pain and they're asking the questions. And so, you know, the soil is right for people to understand Bitcoin and for everyone to get on the Bitcoin standard. So it's just, wow, three hundred and thirty five million views now. OK, the Overton window is crazy, man, is shifting, man. People are sick and tired. People are sick and tired of the gaslighting. You had Opti's ex -girlfriend literally telling people that the cause of inflation is because workers are asking for more salary. Like it's absurd. Anyways, we do have a very special guest today. We have James from Stamp Seed and we're going to talk about the stamp seed before. Look, I got to show off my stamp seed hammer. Look at this thing. Nice. There you go. We got we got to we got to stamp seed hammers. So I'm very excited for the culture. We're going to talk about the stamp seed, why you should back up your Bitcoin wallet seed words on titanium, one of the strongest metals on planet Earth. Is that is that correct, James? That's correct. One hundred percent. Yeah, man. So we're going to we're going to we're going to. We're going to dive deep into all that. And I know a lot of you guys I know that you did you guys did a lot of the stress testing. I think it was Lop that did some of the stress testing comments. Migo, you remind me of Bono from YouTube. It's true, but I don't think Bono was wearing these. I think Bono was wearing these for stylistic reasons. I'm wearing these so that my eyes could relax from the from the evil blue light that's coming out of my screen anyways. So, yeah, you guys did a lot of stress testing on the stamp seed. That's correct, right? Yeah. We haven't had Lop stress tested yet. I think that's in the works right now. But we tested ourselves in house, various different sources of heat. One of them was a blowtorch, which is similar to Elon Musk, not a flamethrower, which is reaching temperatures triple the average house fire. This is one of the plates that we had stress tested. You can see it's been burnt to a crisp. That's why there's all that discoloration. We marred it up. So where you can see those hammer marks are hit. You can still see your letters. It might not come out too clear in the camera. Bent it, crushed it, you know, being that it's one solid piece and your letters are stamped deep into the metal when you bend it. Things aren't going to. There you go. Look at that. Look at that. Yeah. Things aren't going to fall apart. You know, there's no loose pieces, no loose tiles, you know, Scrabble pieces, I like to call them. Everything's in there. Yeah. Like this is like as if your house caught on fire that elephants stamped on the ruins afterwards. Yeah, right. This is what this looks like. Yeah. Or if you know your house, you know, you have two floors, maybe the first floor collapses during that fire. And, you know, you have some crushing issues on top of it. But chances are things like that hopefully aren't happening to most people. But if they do, you're secure. If they do, your money, your generational wealth is protected. Anyways, guys, let's jump into the numbers. I want to talk about Tucker. I want to talk about with about everything that's been happening. 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A highlight from Michael Saylor: Bitcoin to $5 Million is Inevitable | EP 824
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going up for everyone. Bitcoin! You're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo! Welcome to Simba the Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution cover breaking news called dramatic warfare will be your guide through the separation of money and state today is September 14th 2023 another day in Bitcoin another day on the Bitcoin roller coaster they don't call the Bitcoin roller coaster for no reason there's ups and downs we hit 25k we're back to 26 ,697 but if you zoom out if you zoom out in the grand scheme of things if you believe in the meme 21 million divided by infinity or infinity divided by 21 million I think it is we all know we're early but there's something I want to talk about today specifically there was a very famous spaces that Michael Saylor did and I think he did it with some some legacy media people there's a huge spaces and there was three things that he said needed to happen in order for Bitcoin to 10x and then during that spaces he even said if these thing if these three things happen Bitcoin will inevitably hit five million dollars per coin now what were those three things first thing was the changing of the FASB rules right with the accounting the fair value accounting rules and that happened not too long ago we broke the news I wasn't there I had some swan duties that day but Opti and I think it was Rustin were holding it down so we covered that and then number two was large banks right I'm not talking about like small banks or you know these these Bitcoin crypto focused banks I'm talking about large banks offering institutional custody of Bitcoin of digital assets for their clients check that off that's happening you have banks all around the world whether it's Panko Santander the news that came out today which is I wanted to cover this is Deutsche Bank is applying for a license to custody digital assets for their customers and then there and the third thing which has been like the big news of this year is the BlackRock spot Bitcoin ETF or now I would even I wouldn't even call it the BlackRock just a Bitcoin spot ETF those are the three things that Michael Saylor said needed to happen in order for Bitcoin to just go parabolic into this five million you know etc etc and those things are basically already happening like the FASB check that off right that was a huge does a massive deal so check that off the list that doesn't start that doesn't start going into action until the year 2025 then you have so that's the FASB ruling then you have banks large banks cussing Bitcoin check that off the list as well really the only thing out of those three things is the BlackRock spot ETF or sorry the spot I keep saying BlackRock maybe it's a Freudian slip the spot Bitcoin ETF how long will Gary Gensler be able to delay this he got absolutely hammered in in Congress there was a hearing this week so yeah I mean this is pretty crazy and it's really interesting if you've been here for a while you know Opti and I are class of 2016 Opti's class of 2017 but it's the same epoch really you know one of the narratives that existed when Bitcoin was falling you know it fell from 20k back down to 3k and one of the coping narratives all the way down was the institutions are coming the institutions are coming the institutions are coming I think you could say without a doubt that the institutions are here you can't deny that now the thing is do the institutions have the necessary infrastructure to onboard on to Bitcoin and I think that's an open question but you can't deny that the institutions want exposure to Bitcoin that's undeniable right we broke the news the other day that BlackRock had a lot of micro strategy had a lot of exposure to public to publicly traded Bitcoin mining companies as well right so it's some very interesting stuff now here's the thing though right so yes this number go up whoop -dee -doo but remember the revolution is individuals taking back financial sovereignty by taking Bitcoin into self -custody so just because you're buying a Bitcoin spot ETF for BlackRock's Bitcoin spot ETF do Charles Schwab or Robin Hood or whatnot that that isn't real Bitcoin that's paper Bitcoin that's an IOU the only way that you get true real Bitcoin is by you know buying Bitcoin earning Bitcoin mining Bitcoin and taking that said Bitcoin into cold storage right and then preferably the step after that is stop trusting someone else's copy of the blockchain run your own run your own node the one I recommend personally because it's the one I use is start 9 they're freaking awesome so definitely check them out if you're interested in running a Bitcoin node but yeah it's a very interesting times that we're living in but uh you know I don't think I've ever been so bullish how you doing Opti and we're in the the simply Bitcoin merch today bro you're modeling I love it yeah yeah it's uh it's raining right now it's it's officially hoodie season so you're raining but you're inside yeah whatever I feel like wearing a hoodie today if it's nice it's comfy I'm wearing this all the time get yourself one at simply Bitcoin calm yeah man it's hey let your boy live for once geez yeah crazy you're not in uniform bro you you went from collared shirts to hoodies what happened you're regressing well suits coming soon I had a conversation with Chris yesterday I missed that episode man I love Chris shout out the coin shout out our boys over a Bitcoin mag but yeah crazy uh crazy developments and we really talked about it yesterday as well pretty pretty extensively on the show of how it is undeniable that the institutions want your Bitcoin there is so much institutional investment and there's just so much capital waiting on the sidelines for everyone for to get a shirt into Bitcoin you know like all the biggest asset managers well not all of them but many of the big asset managers of the world are looking to get exposure to Bitcoin we're seeing huge banks do the same thing and it just goes to show you that you guys are early and we are on the precipice of an amazing bull run as far as I'm concerned and now is the time to be stacking sats it's still what 26k so like we got the best opportunity ever and I know everyone is losing their mind because this bear market's been so long but this is where legends are made anyways on today's culture I saw this a couple tweets from Tom Luongo and if you guys aren't familiar with him he's a great I guess you call him like he is kind of low -key a gold bug and I know he's kind of maybe loosely understands Bitcoin but he created this meme in and I really wanted to touch on it today because it kind of changed my views on what we've been talking about we're always talking about you know the normies out there or in the not so nice way you know the sheeple out there and he coined this new phrase about like the masses comfortable are our wolves and I really want to cover this because I think it does change the framing and it's a little more positive view on what's going on in the world and we talk about it constantly that people need to feel pain and once they feel that pain and they wake up man shits gonna get really crazy and it really does feel like this is where we are right now so you know just prepare yourself it's it's you know are we on the precipice of a global recession who knows are we you know are we currently in a depression I don't know the official numbers are lying to us but we know that inflation is higher than they want and your purchasing power is going down the drain and I have these conversations with a bunch of my Bitcoin friends and we're all feeling the same thing it's like man dude things are getting more expensive and it's only a matter of time until people start to ask what the hell is going on right now and this is why we keep planting the seeds here on the show you know in personal conversations with people in real life and it's like we have built the foundation for people to protect themselves to get on the exit boat get on the safety net which is Bitcoin so get on the Bitcoin standard guys get on the Bitcoin standard that's right just get on the Bitcoin standard get on the life raft and you know you be watching the world around you doing doing its thing but you know that your future your family's future your wealth your time your energy your work is protected by the largest decentralized computing sorry I'm laughing at the chat you guys are wild breath the Bitcoin numbers is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase really secure stamped seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper don't store your generational wealth on paper papers prone to water damage fire damage you want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet earth titanium your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps and once your words are in they aren't going anywhere no risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire they're also crush proof waterproof non -corrosive and time proof all things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of mind for the long haul stamp your seed on stamped seed that's right ladies and gentlemen don't put yourself in a position where you have to explain to your grandchildren while you lost your generational wealth because you decided to store it on paper store your generational wealth on titanium one of the strongest metals on planet earth you could scan the QR code on your screen right now to take you directly to stamp seed website use promo code simply get 15 % off at the time of recording the Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand six hundred and forty sats per dollar three thousand seven hundred fifty four block height eight hundred thousand eight hundred and seven thousand six hundred fifty blocks to having thirty two thousand three hundred and fifty having estimate April 22nd 2024 total lightning Network capacity four thousand seven hundred seventy six Bitcoin capacity value a hundred and twenty seven million US dollars realized monetary inflation 1 .75 % the market capitalization of Bitcoin five hundred and nineteen billion dollars with a B Bitcoin versus gold market cap four point zero seven percent very very very nice all right good numbers overall you know I love my favorites that I always tell you guys this is the realized monetary inflation of Bitcoin 1 .75 % that number is going to continue to go down forever so it continues to take fiat currencies absolute school even if they get it to their targeted Holy Grail 2 % inflation you know it's not even gonna come close anyways I do have some ways you got my favorite number is block height cuz that number is going up forever Laura that that that number just it just makes an all -time high every ten minutes the matter what next block it's almost like a coin walk next block anyways here's a clip I have two clips for you guys here's a clip from SEC chair chair Gary Gensler and he said some interesting things at the hearing we're gonna play you some clips of this hearing as the days go by though so let's check out this clip and I have another one then we'll talk about it and help protect Americans from the crypto abuses that cost consumers billions if they were to live up to the investor protection built into their current laws it would help investors but right now unfortunately there's significant non -compliance and it's a field which is rife with fraud abuse and misconduct and help protect Americans from the so I I want a friend two things right I agree in a way and I agree in the sense that it is full of fraud it is full of abuse it is full of misconduct now the initial part and help protect Americans from the crypto abuses that cost consumers billions I'm gonna reframes that right from the crypto abuse that cost consumers billions fine you could say shit coins you could say this what about from the governmental inflationary abuse that cost people all around the world millions if not billions of dollars why is that never talked about and that brings me to one of Tucker's episodes that he did in Argentina he did an episode about a 10 -minute episode covering what's happening in Argentina he's gonna cover he's gonna interview Javier Maly Javier Maly is he is he's a hardcore Austrian economist libertarian he wants to end the central bank you know he wants to cut down on the administrative state all of that stuff he said some pretty crazy stuff not gonna lie Tucker's gonna interview him tomorrow but what was really interesting about Tucker's opening monologue which we're going to cover extensively tomorrow is he said the quiet part out loud the invade and inflation is deft politicians aren't productive the way that they raise money is through direct taxation but they could only do that for so long until people revolt so they do that through the hidden tax of inflation we must continue to chip away at this like you know peacefully of course but Chico chip away at this move the Overton window start get start getting people to ask the question what is money why does my money lose purchasing power is it necessary for my money to lose purchasing power that's when people are gonna start asking really big questions and remember they do not have a response to this anyways talking about shifting the Overton window here's Joe squawk five years ago you would have never have believed this we did have a a Bitcoiner who was a writer for Forbes and he got a bit upset when I said that the legacy corporate media changed their tune because of the black rock spot ETF and he said no that's not true I was working at Forbes from before okay I take his word for it he's a cable are news you trying to tell me that the interest from black rock to launch a spot ETF has not influenced their change of tune whatsoever I don't know about that anyways here's Joe squawk it's about a one -minute clip and then we'll talk about it and move on to crypto if you'd indulge me for a second because we always have these crypto conversations and there seems to be this thing happening I don't know Joe we were talking about $25 ,000 with Bitcoin meanwhile black rock and all these folks all the folks that we thought were never gonna do this are now doing it and yet it's not moving at all well it's moving today well I mean sure 26 this is 26 it was for when when we started saying it wasn't going anywhere 4 ,000 oh okay but so but the question is is this now a risk on a risk off thing what do you how do you even correlate this to what's happening with the Fed because for a long time used to talk about crypto in regard to the Fed so I think crypto settling as part of the ecosystem I think people have recognized it is not the new global currency people have also recognized not going to disappear tomorrow is becoming institutionalized and I think actually if I were a crypto person I think this maturation process is a good thing where it moves from day to day is I can't really comment on that I still think it's outperformed every asset one year five year and ten year I mean I think I think he's pretty jaded a little bit right like you know it's going to zero at 4 ,000 and mind you like Pete Russo does a great job doing this but like he goes back in time and finds like original posts of people which is why it's so important to zoom out when in doubt of people posting a Bitcoin isn't going anywhere and Bitcoin was at like $100 Bitcoin was at like $200 at the time right so like when in doubt zoom out obviously Joe is completely converted he's like why have we been talking about the short -term volatility when we started when we started covering this it was literally at $4 ,000 it's at 26 ,000 at the at the you know depths of bear market he gets it I mean and this is actually one of the things that has helped me orange pill as many people as possible it hasn't been me saying the bitcoins better money it hasn't been me saying like oh look you know separate money from state hasn't been me saying you know it's a deflationary currency blah blah blah blah blah blah you know it's been the biggest converter of people you plant the seed you say Bitcoin right they ignore you for like a couple of years and two three years later pass number goes up and all of a sudden you get that text from that friend that you haven't talked to you in a long time and he's like hey about that Bitcoin thing ng you is the biggest converter of people it is the biggest orange pillar in my opinion is the most effective way and clear you could see that with Joe right he was like hmm yeah I mean we started covering this was at 4k I don't know why you're talking about the short -term volatility what the hell's wrong with you anyways why are you pulling that up Opti oh it's from wine it's from wine anyways why what's why you know all the disgrace you've ever done and all the controlling calling me why it might be the worst no I'm just trolling love you wine anyways first and foremost you know shout out the Joe Kernen absolutely love to see him just constantly battle the corporate BS FUD around Bitcoin and and I say this all the time you know like number go up love it or hate it is the fundamental thing driving all a Bitcoin adoption there's that and then on the negative side all of the crazy stuff coming out from you know the bureaucrats out there we covered the g20 stuff where they're trying to roll out a digital ID CBDC central bank digital control mechanisms and these two things together are in my opinion the driving forces for Bitcoin adoption it's like you we say it all the time and and the memes been catching on Nico I don't know if you've been seeing it on Twitter but Bitcoin is slavery it's starting to catch on and people are starting to notice that it's not even hyperbolic anymore but anyways starting with the first video I totally agree with that congressman or whatever like crypto is full of fraud like what a hundred percent agree hence why we're Bitcoin only like there's Bitcoin and there's shit coin and it triggered the thought in my mind about I think I brought it up last week it was the idea I forget what video it was but we played something on in the numbers about the the scene versus the unseen consequences of economics and it's very clearly visible the scene consequences of crypto scams and it very easily noticed and you know it's always rolled out as like the detriment to the whole Bitcoin industry and those are the scene consequences obviously there's been a lot of people getting rug pulled getting you know losing their their life savings because of shit coin scams and so it's very easily an emotional thing you can roll out so people are like ah let's protect the little guy but as we've going to cover and I really thought you were gonna play that Tucker Carlson video that you put on your Twitter I'm sick dude I mean so I was divided I was divided about what I wanted to make the show I was like I was like are we gonna make it about Tucker are we gonna make this about the sailor I think the sailor thing I was I was much more excited about the sailor thing it's a little little thing came out in my head I'm like holy cow the three things that Michael sailor said needed to happen for Bitcoin to hit five million all of those things have happened they've all happened right so I was like we have to cover this we will cover Tucker tomorrow's really actually made a thumbnail for everything it was awesome but I guess I guess you know we'll put we'll put a pin on that thought but tomorrow remember we're gonna be talking about the unseen consequences of money printing and that always gets obfuscated it always gets lost on people because it's not like a linear connection you know like you you gotta you know there's some nuance to this and most people can't think past like 20 seconds you know ADHD or whatever like we're all being inundated with so much dopamine from from social media that we either tune out or it just like it doesn't seem like it's important and and I can see people in the chat saying the same thing that we always hear is like once you start talking about Bitcoin once you say the B word people instantly tune out and it's only a matter of time until people wake up to what's going on here so you know plant those Bitcoin fundamentals into people's minds without using the B word usually helps and and goes a long way and then you find like hey you know have you heard about Bitcoin here's the pill take it but yeah man it just it just goes to show that the world is waking up and every metric that I'm seeing is pointing towards the fact that I think in 2025 more people are going to wake up to the scam that is Fiat and of course the safety boat that is Bitcoin and hey we're here for it so I'm I am super excited yes yes hold on hold on Arthur you can buy our merch with Bitcoin if you so want to yeah exactly go and go click scan the QR code it'll take you directly to the website and you could you could pay you pay in Bitcoin I think a lot I think wine set up the lightning yeah yeah yeah we got you got we got you guys back we got you guys rep some simply Bitcoin merch anyways so yeah man it's a really really exciting stuff alright guys let's jump into the news we got a lot to cover today before we get into news actually right now we are currently sitting pretty at 70 likes help us maintain our streak let's break a hundred likes within the out first hour of the live stream so if you're enjoying the show make sure to smash that like but it smashes mess mess wait wait wait can we do a legacy smash the like button Nico something like that anyways guys let's get to the news the daily news I want to give a shout out to our sponsor foundation devices it's self -custody done right 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A highlight from Session 19 Evangelism
"The visitation of evangelism is God's method. It's taught and practiced in the Bible. Capital letter A. New Testament examples, Luke 8 .1. I think it will be up here. It came to pass afterward that he went throughout every city and village preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God and the twelve were with him. Go to Luke 10 .1. Do you have that here? Go back to that one. I should have mentioned that. Luke 8 .1. After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whether he himself would come. Visitation evangelism requires that. I like the idea of two by two, frankly. I do like that. So they had thirty -five teams of two each going out, sent to every city and place for the Lord. Then we'll note Luke 10, the next two verses, two and three. Therefore the Lord Jesus said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Go your ways, behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. So the message was, the harvest is great, I'm sending you out to reap the harvest, the laborers are few. You'll note the words, pray ye, comes before, go your ways. So we ought to pray and look to the Lord for that, for the blessing to come. How did they do it? Verse 19 says that the Lord said to them, Behold, I give unto you power. So he gives them the power to go. So there's pray first, go second, and God will give the power. We'll go to Acts, the fifth chapter, verses 40 and 42. To him they agreed, and when they had called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple and in every house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. So they went everywhere teaching and preaching. And he sent them forth and they did it in the temple and in every house they preached and taught Jesus Christ.
Democrats' 2024 Magic Bullet: Mass Mail-In Voting
"To go into this a little bit tomorrow i covered it on the podcast today but the reason they're declaring all of these emergencies public health emergencies gun emergencies climate covid emergencies emergencies it's obviously they want to suspend your civil liberties we know that they've done it in the past but but one of the primary reasons they want to do it is they want to push for mail -in balloting in this next election you know i'm let me just do it right next it's important if i if i leave it i don't want to leave you hanging mail -in balloting there's a really fascinating piece by christine tate it's in my newsletter today it's bongino .com newsletter if you want to subscribe it's free it doesn't cost anything in your inbox don't worry about that but i try to include not a lot but three or four interesting articles you may not see anywhere or else sometimes we cover them on the show sometimes you don't but christine tate in the messenger has a really great piece democrats that's magic 2024 bullet mass mail -in voting sound familiar like what was this article written four and years a half ago no no it was written now like this weekend because she realizes along with everyone else that the democrats only prayer of winning a national election with joe biden on the ballot is mass mail -in balloting which is higher rejection rates in front there is it ok hold that thought in your head liberal morons as you your diapers first let's discover this here's the difference in mail -in balloting in contrast to in -person voting which by the way again is prone to rejection rates that are higher and fraud rates that are higher christine tates right rights and state in some states the changes were even more dramatic between 2016 and 2020 new jersey starts saw its share of mail ballots increase from just seven percent to an astounding 86 percent the partisan lean shouldn't be any more surprising among voters pennsylvania who voted by mail seventy six percent one for joe biden in maryland it was eighty one percent in the crucial state of georgia trump received just thirty four percent of mail -in ballots how do you see why these public health emergencies work so well for them because it already worked for them in
A highlight from How Bitcoin Saves the World's Energy Grid | EP 821
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin, it's going up for evermore, you're against Bitcoin, you're against freedom. Yo, welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution breaking news culture, medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Crazy, crazy news. Bitcoin's fixing the world's energy grids. I think it's starting in Texas, but slowly but surely it's going to spread all over the world. And you see this, you see little bits of news here and there, right? Whether it's Oman announcing that they're going to invest one point one billion dollars, that's billion with a B, to mining infrastructure. Of course, of course, volcano energy happening in El Salvador, Max Keiser and Stacey Herbert pushing that over there in in the shining country on the hill, the savior El Salvador. And of course, you know, the news that came out of it was the original article was dropped by Forbes, which is the country of Bhutan has been secretly the kingdom of Bhutan has been secretly mining Bitcoin for a while now. So we're going to break it down into all this. And and it's because this article was released, I think it was it was September 8th. So it was a couple of days ago and it was dropped by Mackenzie Segalos on CNBC. And it's Texas paid Bitcoin miner Riot thirty one point seven million to shut down during heatwave in August. So we're going to we're going to cover as to why they did that, how it actually benefits the grid. Remember, guys, Bitcoin is the energy buyer of last resort. Right. It stabilizes the grids. And I know like a lot of the talking points that uses too much energy, like it actually does the exact opposite. And then that kind of goes into because I think a lot of people don't understand electric electricity production. Like, look, the fact is that when you produce electricity, you have to use it on the spot. There's no effective way of storing it and you can't transport it efficiently over long distances. So you kind of have to use it on the spot. So that puts grid operators in this predicament where they kind of have to I don't want to say predict or guess, but they kind of have to do that. They have to have like a strong assumption. Now, imagine if they didn't have to do that because there was always an energy buyer no matter what. And that's what Bitcoin miners provide. So we're going to get into the details of this. I think it's going to fundamentally change the world specifically for isolated for communities that were otherwise isolated, but they have an abundant amount of stranded energy. All of a sudden, that stranded energy Bitcoin gives it value. That's that's what the Bitcoin miners are actively seeking throughout the world. And I think it's going to fundamentally change things. And I'm most bullish in Africa. Like you have you have these very isolated communities that would otherwise be very poor. There's no opportunities. Bitcoin miners could go in there and provide economic opportunity. And I'm really, really looking forward to that. We also have some an update for you guys. And I'm really, really excited for for, you know, a release that is going to be is going to be coming out of Swann very, very soon. But what I'm referring to is how Ripple acquired crypto focus charter trust company Fortress Trust. So we're going to have an update for you guys on that as well. It's going to be a great show overall. Looking forward to it. And I want to bring up my legendary co -host, always optimistic. How are you doing, Opti? What's up, dude? Just sorry, I was getting distracted by the chat. Hello, everyone. We are back. It's Monday. What a weekend. I fully unplugged this weekend. Good to be here, actually, and had a great, great stream on sessions. Why are we bullish? And actually, before I go on. Yeah, I want to give McLovin a shout out in the chat. He's always hanging out with us. And he did a comment on why are we bullish about how I basically orange pilled him the first time he watched simply Bitcoin and instantly dumped his shit coins. OK, it's about the first two minutes and went Bitcoin only. And like this is why we do the show. This is why we try to make this show in such a way that we can get as many new people stacking Bitcoin and realizing why they should be holding Bitcoin only. So shout out to you, McLovin, really felt that comment over the weekend. You know, one in my heart, bro. My my Grinch heart grew a centimeter over the weekend, but I'm glad I'm glad we're talking about energy because I've been saying it for a while. I've been referencing my boy, Mike Hobart. We've been talking about this on the Twitter spaces all the time, about how the marriage of Bitcoin mining and energy is really where Bitcoin is going to be unstoppable. And it's going to be ubiquitous with the modern world. So like Bitcoin mining and energy is why Bitcoin will never go away. Anyways, we'll get into that in the news or the numbers. I don't know where we're at. We got a guest today. Shouts out to Thomas, a .k .a. Thomas underscore far on Twitter. He's co -founder of Apollo Sats, a memer. So we'll get his Bitcoin story. But how are you doing this morning, Thomas? What is Apollo Sats? First of all, let's start off with that. Yeah, pleasure to be here with you guys.
A highlight from Will You Ever Comply With Mask Mandates Again?
"Cable news, noisy, boring, out of touch. That's why Salem News Channel is different. We keep you in the know. Streaming 24 -7 for free. Home to the greatest collection of conservative voices like Dennis Prager, Jay Sekulow, Mike Gallagher, and more. Salem News Channel is unfiltered and unapologetic. Watch anytime on any screen at snc .tv and local now channel 525. Joe Biden's like that grandpa that you love. Would you give this grandpa a high -stress job for six more years? Liberal ideas are amazing and they're beautiful. As long as you never do them, they were actually impossible. When they were implemented, you have misery. They're demolishing the election. The deep state, the fourth branch of government, doesn't want the people to be able to have the voice. Now from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. JD Vance, the senator from Ohio, came so close in trying to stop the government from forcing masks on Americans. But don't worry, the Democrats blocked it. Massachusetts pride and joy, Senator Ed Markey shut it down. JD Vance was trying to advance a bill that would prevent the federal government from imposing mask mandates in places like, you know, airline, the airline industry or trains or buses. They're going to bring it back and they're going to bring it back because they want to impact the outcome of the election in 2024. And we can talk about not complying. I got a lot of response yesterday to my question, are you going to comply or not when they start forcing and imposing mask mandates? You know, let me give you a pragmatic example. I have to travel a lot for my job. What am I going to do, take a bus? I mean, I'm taking a train Monday for our big event Monday night in Philadelphia, but I can't exactly take a train from Tampa to Los Angeles. I got some challenges here. You think I want to get on another airplane and wear a mask? What do you do? What if you go to what if you have to go to work on the bus and the and the local transit authority makes you wear a mask to get on the bus? What are you going to do when you go to work and your office says you got to wear a mask to walk into the building? I don't know why I keep having this flashback to this screaming match I got into with somebody at my at my office in Florida when somebody said you got to wear a mask to walk, you know, 30 steps from your car to through the empty building into your empty studio. I said, this is insane. You better do it or we're not going to allow you in the building. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed at the time. And the consensus, not that I'm any big deal, I'm not trying to brag here, but the consensus was if Mike doesn't wear a mask, we're not going to wear him wear a mask. But see, I'm in an unusual position. I'm in an unusual place. I'm fortunate and privileged to be in a position where I kind of get to do that. Although I suppose if my company really wanted to be hardcore about it, they could have said, Mike, you want to lose your job over this? OK, but nice knowing you. And listen to the way the Democrats brag about it. Listen to the way the Democrats are so they love they want these mask mandates so badly. This was something called the Freedom to Breathe Act, which would have prohibited any federal mask mandate from being imposed on an airplane, a public transit system or school. J .D. Vance introduced it on Wednesday. Democrat Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts intervened and he shut it down. Here he was. This is, I believe, from the floor of the Senate, if I'm not mistaken. But this is audio and video from C -SPAN, where Ed Markey proudly shut down the Freedom to Breathe Act. It would silence and hamstring public health experts who have guided our nation out of the one hundred and thirty nine thousand people in our country in three years. Well, where's your mask, dummy? Why are you standing there without your mask on since you worship at the altar of the mask? Incidentally, if you're watching that video clip on Salem News Channel, there's some dingbat sitting behind him with a mask on. You see that? I don't know who she is. She's got a nice big black mask on. Look at me. I got my mask on. I'm not going to give or get covid. I mean, these people are just clowns. I saw one this morning. Driving into work. On a bike. Pedaling with all the prerequisite bike stuff that bicyclists, you know, the spandex and the helmet and everything. And the and the the, you know, Tour de France get up guy had as he was ready to go. And he had his mask on. Nothing's going to happen to him. He ain't going to get covid. He's got his mask on while pedaling down the West Side Highway in New York City outside with nobody around. Man's wearing a mask. So I don't know. I mean, I hate all these flashbacks. I was talking to my producer, Derek, about it earlier. And he said, you know, I'm you flashback to all the covid memes. One that one of the memes that Derek loved said, I'm more afraid of a Democrat in the White House than I am covid. I'd second that. But what do we do? Where do we go? I'm serious. I want to ask you an honest to gosh question. What are you going to do? If your company, if your local transit system, if your kids school tries to impose a mask mandate, let's flood our Ph .D. weight loss and nutrition phone lines with your phone calls. Eight hundred six five five. Mike, this is Friday. This hour. I want to I want packed lines. It's always a bit of a challenge this time on Friday every week to get people revved up. And back into the swing of things. So let's go. I just want you to give me your pragmatic answer. What do you do if you're confronted with a mask mandate? Because I need you to prepare yourself. It's probably coming. And it's coming because not because of any pragmatic, scientific approach. 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A highlight from What a Weird Week: That's a Big Ol' Ball of Cheese! Fri Sept 8 2023
"That's a big old ball of cheese. This is the What a Weird Week show for Friday, September 8th, 2023. Hi, everybody, it's weird. This is like crazy news here. Really weird, weird tale. Well, I got a great show for you today. What's so wonderful? Weird stuff! Hi, friends. I'm Scott. This is What a Weird Week, a show about weird stuff from this week's news. If you want links, audio, video, photos, warm thoughts. Just remember show notes dot page. You can find it all if you get to show notes dot page 10. Here we go. Season four, episode 50, first published on Friday, September the 8th, 2023. Kicking our weird news of the week off at number 10 is Venice, Italy, to start charging a cover, a cover charge of five euros for tourists who want to enjoy a day trip to Venice. This is only on select days to start. Seems like they're just trying it out. People who live in Venice are often outnumbered by tourists. And that can be a drag when you're just trying to get across town to your dentist appointment. And somebody is like, will you take my picture by this boat? Look, everybody, I'm Marco Polo. I imagine that plays out on a daily basis in Venice, but I'm not sure. Will a five dollar cover charge stop over tourism? I highly doubt it. If you've paid the money to go to Venice and then they're like, whoa, whoa, whoa, you can't come in, it's going to be five bucks. I mean, I do have an uncle who would be like, five dollars. I'll wait in the car. But most everybody else, you're going to pay the five bucks. But will a five dollar cover charge make a ton of money for the people of Venice? No, no, it will not, because they have to pay to administer this program. Can't even get a cup of coffee in Venice, probably for five bucks. Right. Less than a cup of coffee. Do you think maybe they're testing this out and someday you'll show up with your five bucks to get into Venice and they'll be like, oh, no, we've raised the price. It's five dollars twenty. Or heaven forbid, five ninety nine. Seems like this is a story to watch nine. Our number nine story is the man and lady suspected of busting a hole through the Great Wall of China because wanted to make a shortcut. A 38 year old man and a 55 year old woman who were working nearby have been detained while the investigation continues. They're suspected of using an excavator to bust through the Great Wall to create a shortcut for their construction work. I take a complicated view on this because I mean, yes, it's an ancient wonder to the world. That is an ancient wonder. The Great Wall of China. But if you've got to go all the way around every time you forget something in the truck or somebody is like, oh, Bob's here to sign those papers. Oh, Bob, the papers are in the truck. I got to go all the way around, Bob. Bernice, cover for me. I'll be back in six hours. You know, if it's that kind of scenario, I could see the temptation. The excavator is sitting there and you're like, punch a quick hole through here and I'm back at the parking lot. I'll be back in a jiff. Not saying it was, you know, the right thing to do to the ancient wonder. Anyway, story is continuing, investigation continues, so we'll find out. I guess maybe they don't have surveillance cameras all along the Great Wall of China, so they have to do some old fashioned detective work on this. Bringing the weird news of the week to your ear holes. This is what a weird week eight number eight in our countdown of the 10 weird news items of the week is gnomes in the news. Gnomes in the news. Police in the UK are warning people about gnome crime. They say if you find a mysterious garden gnome in your yard, you need to contact the cops and go on high alert. That is me paraphrasing. It could be that robbers have put the gnome in your yard because they're scoping out your place. It's a way to see if you're home. If the robbers come by and they see their gnome hasn't been touched, it tells them that there's probably no one at your house and your place is burglar friendly. If you've been involved in a mystery gnoming, contact your police. I got to say, this one seems like an urban legend to me or something, but I mean, there are real statements from police about this. It just seems like something you would see on Home Alone in the Home Alone movie franchise, Home Alone eight gnome alone. That one, you know, that could be animated. Hold on a second. Writing that one down in the million dollar idea book. Let me know in the comments if you have Steven Spielberg's address. I'd appreciate that. A personal phone number, maybe personal phone number. I think I'd be better on the phone. Seven Mullet World Record. Tammy Menace is a nurse from Tennessee who hasn't cut the party in the back since 1990. You know, business up front party in the back mullet. Tammy was recently in the news for her world record mullet hairstyle, which is longer than she is tall. Her mullet is five foot eight. One time, 33 years ago, she cut her mullet and then she regretted it. She missed it so much and she vowed to immediately start growing a new mullet. Here we are 33 years later. Guinness World Record five foot eight mullet. If you want to see photos, click show notes that page or the show notes of your podcatcher if you're listening on podcast. 10 weird things from this week's news. This is what a weird week six number six on our countdown. Man interviewed on BBC TV by mistake is back in the news. In case you missed it in 2006, a fellow named Guy went to the BBC for a job interview. At the same time, the TV channel was expecting an expert also named Guy to do a live TV interview. So one was job interview. One was an interview on TV. Well, the long story short is the wrong guy ended up on TV and he did his best to fake his way through it. Well, Guy Cuney is the editor of the technology website News Wireless. Hello. Good morning to you. Good morning. Were you surprised by this verdict today? I'm very surprised to see this verdict to to come on me because I was not expecting that when I came. They told me something else and I'm coming. You got an idea of it. So it's a big surprise in a big surprise. Yes. Yeah. There's a link in our show notes to the whole clip. If you want to check it out. An incredible case of mistaken identity on live television. Well, that fellow that was from 2006. That fellow is back in the news because he would like some of the income that's been generated by his viral video moment. Basically, that's the story. BBC, their YouTube has gotten, you know, maybe five, six million views of the incident. It's been meme -ified and all that. And now he's thinking Guy is thinking, hey, any of that money coming my way? What about Guy? Where's Guy's money? That is me paraphrasing. But if you want to watch the video, read the article. All of that, just click the show notes, show notes, that page number five this week. Record breaking cheese ball is enormous. I don't think I would pronounce the name of the Mexican town correctly. So I would encourage you to read the article. We link to that. But this Mexican town in four hours took a whole lot of stringy cheese and made it into the biggest cheese ball in the world. Type of cheese is called one of the names for it is quesillo. I'm probably saying that wrong also, but it's a stringy cheese in the same way you would make an elastic band ball, you know, out of collecting elastic bands. They took all this stringy cheese and just started wrapping and balling that cheese and kablami. They got a cheese ball weighing in at twelve hundred thirty pounds. It was around three feet across the cheese ball and experts in action. It's hypnotizing is something to see. The video is in the show notes. Congratulations, cheese ballers on a wonderful world record accomplishment. It looked delicious.
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"I'll say it's better than ever that they're getting all the medical care and disability payments should also mention. Hopefully that's back pay for these angels so they get some checks yep fat checks ten years of back paid. Maybe some even longer for the va stuff. That's a lot. I mean of money can can make up for what how they were treated right and all that. But it's i guess. Decent constellation no doubt about it. All right let's move onto around number four number four. We're going to be talking about our good friends in china. Not really our good friends. I guess about the are still out there. Doing their thing in that is going to be presented by our friend at no match. Nomad started as a kickstarter project in two thousand twelve at the goal of building all rugged and minimalist tools for the twenty first century nomad based in santa barbara. California nomad makes mobile accessories. That only look good. But they're there for you when you need the most. I have it on my phone conscious holding up his phone to leather Bent i've had it on for like two or three months now and it still looks as good as the day that i put it on which is really shocking. Yeah i had a another leather case From a company whose name. I won't mention because who knows maybe the wanna work with us down the road. What's up steve jobs but it did not protect my case and now the nomad cases on there no issues so that's probably because they have better cables and better equipment like they're reinforced double british. Kevlar outer sheath anytime. We include a sheet. That's good to include penises. That have strong metal ally connector for the housing. They have all kinds of stuff. That you're gonna wanna see it. It's made from leather at the horror wing. Tannery in chicago smells.
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"All later people of various members of the showers. Come on the base trading for nice. Yeah we had been showers but you have three minutes showers or invalid chamber there. There's not like hanging out. Begs not happening. Yeah i mean the whole idea that everything was going to deteriorate because that is like no looking back. It's easy to say that it was ridiculous but a lot of us thought it was ridiculous at the time. Because i have colonel joseph over my shoulder here one of the lines that from his like if no if you ordered not touch in your marines follow orders. Why was in any danger like. That's the entire premise. Like you you follow orders and you do what you're supposed to do even if you were against it. There's plenty of things morally. That happened at lots before. Against an i would imagine anyone who's ever served. You are going to come across things that you are morally against at some point. But that doesn't matter. I and that's how my viewpoints change whenever i came back from Combat and. i thought you know if i'm going to fight for freedom if that's what we're gonna call this thing. I want people to be as free as possible. I want if you want to marry somebody marry whoever you want to. If you want to act this way or that way do whatever you want to. As long as you're not on fringing on my rights and causing me personal bodily injury. I don't really give a shit and that's where my entire philosophy of thought came from. If you're gonna fight for liberty be as free as you possibly can treat your brothers and sisters in the military to respect him up to be into contact with and again. i you know man. we're takeuchi. Were more diverse in american society of military people card. Sir no we have different. You know muslims at serve and to be americans that survey you don't care who you gotta will care if you don't care we or teaching. Can you do your job. And when you're incumbent do jobs who knew the job done in your come alive mean. That was the whole baltic..
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"Wouldn't you all like to see what we did on this kitchen. And it's this big big ass kitchen table and she's alluding to like. We had lots of sex on the kitchen table for like. Oh it's so hot. no it's not all my god. No it's not know. All the little the the curvier spines going to be hitting the table or one of your little elbows stuck on it or and he's skinny. Shit you think of all the bones. Just clanking around on that table. Two skeletons just clunky. And along. I immediately wanted to say it's not that hot and i'm very comfortable with saying if i do hot or not. Machine kelly's not hot. Oh you think he is like trashy going away. There's a difference between being hot and being able to look at somebody and be like i've said this before every guy in his thirty s who's on a bmx bike outside a seven eleven. Because he's got to do is and he's wearing like oh wife beater shirt with basketball shorts wherever you're like ill but also you're like that guy rhinos out fuck. I don't know why. But i think machine gun kelly. Just look at them. A nick backing up on this. He looks like he's the type of guy that has a skinny weiner along skinny weiner. Nobody wants that. I don't i don't see it i. Just he's i don't know there's nothing. He just interesting looking individuals. That i wouldn't like i don't know geli certainly would not i'm on your side jobs. They but not on it. All right we'll be back on friday the retreat..
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"Don't forget to spell that out ammo. Rt k. Anyway what. I answer i have i still you think. Six months baby is going to be six months old which is blowing my mind. Only ship balls. Wow and but it's still a blur. It's like i look at the weekend. I'm like what did i do this weekend. Like you're still no not getting any sleep. I don't know i wanted to recap my weekend. Kind of an i o. Oh i went to a bird festival yesterday in the meadowlands. So that's really exciting. You're taking cash to all kinds of stuff that he's never going to remember. At all big boardwalks. Check this out buddy. He doesn't know what's going on. I tell myself that somehow it will expand his little baby frame of reference like. I just walked around looking at reeds blowing in the wind yesterday for like an hour like soak it in man. This'll mean to you but it's going to be some better. Instagram is completely different than it used to be. It used to be like Start picking up about two or three o'clock and then it goes on until the wee hours of the morning. Now you wake up six thirty. I see like these phone. This just being played. I have not been drunk. Even at bachelor party. I went to the other weekend. I didn't get drunk. I couldn't i get too anxious. Are we rippin six. I didn't even repre sake. I wanted to i. I've been huffing when i smell secondhand smoke on the street. Most people are grossed out by like. Yes i love it. I can't get enough of it. It doesn't even bother me when i'm with the baby. We're walking through that cloud puff aroon but anyway. It's a puff. what he's been getting is bacteria for my nipple. Some very dirty nipples thing wasn't going to say it. I like. I'm so sorry to be talking about this on here breastfeeding man. It's like a time job in pumping and milk and all that shit is it just takes up so gosh darn much your time. My goal is six months. I'm almost there. I don't know what i'm gonna do when i get there..
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"But we do send folks to help them learn if they need to do some type of quick response force or quick reaction team type of shit and kate walk us through what was going on here and getting yeah so. Us army special forces troops were training special operations troops in the west african nation of guinea when the kenyans left the training to take part in a coup organized by their commander guys guys hurt The guinean special operations troops stormed the presidential palace. The capital conakry. Pleasing the country's president eighty-three-year-old alpha conde under house arrest. What a name for president album. Wow under house arrest an undetermined. The location a few hours later colonel mattie doom down boya the commander of the guinean special operations forces announced a coup suspension of the country's constitution. Down boy was a well known to the americans as he has participated in several joint. American guinean exercises. He was the former officer in the french foreign legion and at one time a close ally of the deposed president once the coup took place. The american green berets from the third special forces. Group quickly suspended their activity and moved with guinea security personnel to support They headed to the embassy in the capital. The green berets have been there. Since mid-july doing a special forces troops training like you said chaps doing training with them on behalf of them boy. I guess he brought them in to help train whatever but they had no idea that he was going to do a coup. They were there. Apparently the guinea inch coupes waited and until early sunday morning on. The americans are sleeping before slipping away on the phones. Asleep and kate. We're leaving. god will whatever people were sleeping or leave and boggling people asleep in and now they're hitting us with a taste of our own medicine. Wants those green berets was sleeping. They're like announced. Yeah apparently kelly callahan. Spokesperson for africom said the special forces troops woke up realized taku unfolding and said We should probably go now. This is not great article says that they suspended training. Think yeah whatever there's a constitutional crisis out imagine doing Quick reaction drills. some dry. Firing is not exactly board and this is the part that went viral video posted on twitter. Vehicle with american. Green berets seemed trying to navigate. The throngs of people flooding the streets of kanak cry and pricing. That are wrong blocking traffic. Getting troops are seeing attempting to wave people away f- first at all. When i watched the video i was thinking of black hawk down. Goma god. these troops are stuck in this in the city with people coming up them however the mood of the crowd was more celebratory than hostile. There was dancing shouting freedom as they move through the traffic the americans disappeared. Relax with the windows down waving to the crowds. One special forces soldier in the front passenger seat is smiling and high fiving passersby while appearing to be capturing footage of the cell phone critics of the us say that the behavior of the troops represents a tacit american approval of the coup nevertheless. The baby is just so stupid. What the fuck are they supposed to do. You're there put me in a parade out of nowhere. I guess i'll start smiling waving. You're in the middle of town like the hard to really describe what it is but it's a scene that is kind of like black hawk down where you are completely surrounded. No it's not the but people were yelling screaming. You're in a car by yourself..
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"Navy subpar football team on this one. I kind of agree with it but they sort of do it already everyone. There hasn't passed the pt test in the last three years. Get retired automatically do this. Yeah they do They'll they'll they'll push out. Your body can't be fat so someone said the ba- disgruntled boats disgruntled. Boats said the band. Now i like the ban. I kind of agree with them on this one like. Why is the band that what he had that. Many bands like every base needs a band. Who cares like if you're if you're at a marine corps ball and there. Do you really care if somebody's there on the trumpet. Playing the marine corps him as opposed to just a tape. It's like when you see live music versus listening ear car. It definitely just slaps different okay to old people right exactly two old right. They've did a lot for this country. I keep the bans brett brett tavern papa anyway said four and basis that are overstaffed close unnecessary basis. The us has over eight hundred military bases in seventy countries. I'm not fact checking that. But i wouldn't be shocked. It's true why i'll be strategic. I love the thought of some. Like low-lying caribbean base. Where everybody straight chilling shut the brett pretty good time down here pro. Shut the fuck up talent movie with tom. Arnold mikhail's navy. Yeah that's basically the same thing. He's he's got a great setup. Wretched shut up man and finally..
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"When you when you have more visceral reaction when you see a picture versus reading an account of of a situation so i hope that although history does not bode well for this i hope we buck history and buff that trend and see an improvement in our military and our country's foreign policy overall it would be dope if we didn't have to occupy another area. Be dill purity pretty. They'll be pretty sweet We did talk about mullen. A little bit with dan Caroline's if you had anything that you wanted to add feel free the only thing our dot. It's just it's just refreshing to see ownership and saying. Hey i was wrong. It's it's okay to have made mistakes. It's okay to to have been wrong and admitting not i think takes a great deal amount of character and i was happy to finally see somebody a Level that high to come out and say something to that effect. Yeah the only thing that i would say to that end. I wish it wasn't like facing acknowledging that you against roger clements ten years ago and use difficult to hit like. I feel like if you do it very much. Post game press conference at a lot more. Yes we know that you struck out ten years ago you saying that you struck out ten years ago Where where was that. Acknowledgement at the time and even a few realized it. Two years after osama bin laden was killed that we should have left. Why the fuck did you wait. Eight years to say something like. I think that that is where we as a community needed. Demand more answers from across the board and i saw. It's it's strange. How the american psyches which is back right like in our comments. Whenever we first started talking about this there was almost no. Of course there are some but there's no political Blame being cast. It was a recognition that everybody across the board whether republican or democrat fucked up and now even days removed. It's going back to extreme partisan debate. And that's where we're going to fail. If we asked that point we're always going to circle back to the same.
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"Two hours later he send a message with in front of the saturday for the voice Flag says we just got his kids some water chocolate. they're inside. He had to jump the perimeter. Go into the crowd in pool and he said zach was standing right next to the taliban checkpoint in he says Jack had have real courage to be holding his ground there with the taliban pushing everybody in that area and so this guy jumps the wall jumps. The post goes next taliban checkpoint pools this guy out and gets them out a manifest and ultimately get somebody cutter but and what did i. What were your emotions because after having all this obviously is back story in like the rescuing of zack's family but you being so vested in this in wanting so much did you have that huge sigh of relief or Was almost like. I can't believe it actually happened actually worked. Yeah it was all all of the above. I mean we're running this a life or death operation and you know it's the burden of command right right. You are the one that is making these decisions and when you assailed twice in almost got killed twice and someone are already are casualties. Album your operation. I mean after that second failure. I had some real soul-searching my head on my kitchen table Feeling very close to not known what to do in an in. So that's like the picture of family that day. And i kinda say we were so close and i posted their face and every karen jumps the comments. You're gonna get him killed great job. You made him a target now. The taliban and and it's like i've been thirteen years. I know what outside is rights on me furious risk assessment. I know that this puts a target on him by the way he already has a target on him. And in my calculation on this risk assessment zach is living on borrowed time. Right there is that there is no zac. If we don't get him out anyways and so the idea that i'm gonna be the guy gets this guy killed. I'm like i work operation since two thousand sixteen and now about how the animal so let me celebrate motherfuckers. This is a big deal. Okay all right and board a question for you about like your own self preservation because because this becomes so public so many different news articles in so many different news segments if this goes horrifically were you ever concerned that it comes back on you and your career like acting. Outside of the the the capabilities are outside of the your marine corps responsibilities. Were you ever concerned like if this does real bad. This is going to affect me my family and my career..
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"A year But based on the sequencing of things it just became really challenging perhaps bordering on impossible to then also get out all of the afghan allies that we have their state department and others. And i know there's also some frustration in the pentagon and with some us troops. That state department didn't seem to quite necessarily grasp the immediacy of the threat There was new york times reporting yesterday. Did said secretary. Austin pulled them like as things were falling around part around them. You gotta get out now in. The embassy was looking for another seventy two hours before they were gonna evacuate. I didn't have the the precise timeline that closely in my previous reporting but i did have defense officials being frustrated that the embassy wasn't immediately willing to go and ultimately did but like like almost like somebody was shaking. Somebody appel somewhere somewhere in this acquaintance. And i feel like most military members when you look at it from a veteran perspective. Which is the point of this podcast. Essentially we look at it from leadership. You want accountability. Like you're taught from day. One of the military accountability is very very important. Have you seen anything in the state department or department offense the last couple of days that is leading you to believe that they're going to accept some sort of accountability because right now the initial looks like the trump administration wants to put it all on by the by administration wants to put on trump. In in truth it's a colossal suck up for everybody involved yet. I mean one of the frustrations. I think covering this sort of thing is that there are so many people on a carrying their own particular partisan bucket of water on this yawn. It's the reality situation. Is you can draw a through line. Back to the decision made last last last illustration and and then area that through to some of the specifics made in the last few months about sequencing of events. How do you get out Afghans perpetrators How much are you trusting. A president ghani and afghanistan one of the equations here. Pc abrasion here was president. Donnie apparently asked president biden. Please don't Please don't make it look like you're you're getting out so quickly. So they didn't they. Were slowly fading out on the.
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"Masud son basically the suit junior and the afghan. Vp are open to negotiations so long as the taliban promises an inclusive government but are ready to fight to the death if the taliban tries to invade the valley and did you hear what their reasoning was where they were going to stand up on opposition force. Did you hear what would it actually was now. No the taliban so that they are going to issue mass mandates for all the different provinces. Right they just said. I would never all the other. Things are fine but i'm asking dates. No go finally the as a get to the heart of what's happening as we've got a week out we'll talk about that in an interview coming up. But as of the airing the show. There's one week left. The taliban will not agree to an extension of evacuation mission from afghanistan warning of consequences. So they're saying as of august thirty first. You are gone if not. There's going to be problems that move would mean extending occupation and that's a red line to them so hard no go on the other hand at the same time over the weekend. President biden said that he would not rule out extending getting people out there beyond august. Thirty four first. So that's the set statement that you have to make if you're biden. You can't just let the taliban be like this is what you're gonna do fuck out of here. We're leaving because we want to not because you made us we're wearily the fact that the taliban is like dictating the terms still makes me fucking sip to my sick to my stomach at over the weekend. About eleven thousand people were evacuated out of the airport at kabul They see no reason why that pays can't continue from here on out because we have been hearing. There's been eight hours. No planes coming in. And out though bob now. Apparently they're getting a good flow. Things are going well I've been getting some really good dmc I got one from people at a basic germany. Saying man everybody on the base in their free time is stepping up to volunteer to help these afghans as they land. Everybody's donating everything they can. People are spending time to play with. the children. people are spending time to do this to do that. people are going above and beyond to make space to make room to do everything to make these afghans comfortable as they who knows where they're heading next whatever but the people holding babies kissing babies rock community communities doing all kinds of babies and it really is heart. It kind of feels like that for the military community at least that unification that took place after nine eleven where everybody has the same goal. It's about being a helper about doing good things. And that's exactly what they wanted. I also found it incredibly interesting in something that i had even forgot existed. Where it's kind of like the cable are the network news. Abc nbc fox cbs. They're all own technically by the us government and we lease out those lines of communication. The same exact thing happened with the airlines. And i don't know if you guys saw us or not each one of the major. Us airlines has been essentially militarized and called in and be like united. You're giving two or three planes. You are american airlines. You like the different airlines in. The united states are all having to give up planes pilots to go to ramstein germany..
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"There's no detaching the the fella off your haroon whatever they. They sent me already or later. They sent me a base charging station. Because once. your phone's about to die. There's no like reaching down to the floor grabbing the cord to plug it in bubba. I keep the charging station. Right next to that chair that i nursed the baby and now and i can just plop it down and let it charge and pick it up. Put it down. Whenever i need it so i can do. T- social stuff i can do. Whatever like whenever. I'm sitting there mostly. Just look at bartok talk though but anyway they're charging station and it looks really good. It's not there's a lot of ugly ones. It's really sleek and cool looking perfect during no matter at night and kate has been posting at night. Make sure you say thanks. No matter Thank you thank you know man. Thanks nomad goodson. Exactly right you got to move on on four. Which is governor cuomo. He east fucking up on every level imaginable. He staying with one of his sisters and westchester county and the final days of his third term in recently as as stack daf members in the executive mansion. If anyone would like his dog captain who remained at the state owned residents after the government moved out last week to state patrol. Police officers told the times that the governor has recently asked mansion staff members if anybody would be interested in carrying captain a high strung mix of shepherds. Siberian malam has nipped a few people. What in the fuck is the deal with all of these politicians who have dogs. That don't have any dan mannix. I'll tell you exactly what it is. It's all optics. They don't care for the dog. They have no relationship with dog therefore the dog does not listen and a behaves as it wants. I think for cuomo. I don't think it's accurate for champ by. I think champ biden absolutely went through it. Because i saw some videos of joe biden champ before he went into office when he was just running and joe biden was sitting in his living room hanging out and he went up and picked up a golf club and as soon as he picked up the golf club champ got super excited which shows the me. This is how joe plays with like. This isn't something that you could fake like the look. The dogs faces like. Oh dad's got the golf club. He's about to go. Hit golf balls to go chase him down. He was legitimately excited. Captain cuomo doesn't even look like he knows who andrew cuomo is when he starts walking around is like fuck this guy. This guy's a horny italian. What does even with here yeah. He's just italian. Well naturally a senior adviser for the governor said no he is just. It's just temporary because the governor who is scheduled to resign from office on monday is planning to take a vacation. He's just going on and just kind of lose. Know if that really was your dog you would already have a plan for. Who for you to a million. Jesus shit staff as a former resigned governor. Take care of your dog your donny your dog that nips it people like your you. Obviously if you ever governor of any state you have a decent amount of money pay for your dog to go to pet place. No make your staff do it like. I'm not gonna call intern brand like if he still an intern and be like..
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"Smirnoff ice pina colada with a rump floater on the top hat about number theory like what is the liquor store called on a military base in why classics class. And that's because there's ten classes of supply and number six class three is petroleum oil and lubricants class. V is munitions the fact that is the classics anything sold the military exchange george washington's favorite drink. What was it I would say that's a good guess. I mean you can't even fucking milk then like it's not porter beer laced with molasses and final question. Linden johnson's favorite glasses. I went to. I went up mount vernon one time and it had some ginger snap cookies. They fucking love me. I love and lassus overlooked big time. Overlook lyndon b. johnson's favorite. drink coxswain. so it doesn't matter it doesn't matter what it is all the heaving and that's it anyways you have. If you name your penis your huge screwdriver guy. Absolutely time or i would say tom com's guy. No i think it's screwdriver. You walk into the oval linden's there and he's just got a high ball rambler just absolutely filled to the brim with juice in shitty military grade vodka. And i won't get into it but of homework for you to and you have to report back the next episode cons. You have to make yourself a fish house punch until the military story behind that and chaps. You have to make a guadalcanal cocktail because you're a smooth. Is tennessee whiskey. This little whisky. And it's you guys will. I'll send you the recipes for those. And i will be doing a shot of jamison straight from the bottle near. Someone's smoking a cigarette while bad country song plays by grill overlooking cheesy brought Fun side note my first ever mad dog twenty twenty. My first ever four loko was in military. So that's why segment booze as just just thinking about. That'll happen what you didn't have any for a long time all right. Let's move on to save rounds in alibis. Nick will start with you. What he got though. Save rounds just became an uncle for the second time told you guys before. I'm the early today. Congrats my big bro. And so we have a name or do we want to share. I don't know if this sharing it. Yeah my brother is weird with that stuff. So we'll go public. Let a weirdo. I'll go on the baby front. I had mastitis in my tits. My got infected. I didn't know that was a blog. Jealous scary. I thought that maybe people were messaging me like oh. My wife was in the hospital for a week with that. Like people go to the hospital for like a really bad infection. Your when you're breastfeeding didn't know so that's been fun dealing with that. And i the pain of that. I used to say i would. Never i would rather get shot then get pepper sprayed again which sorry chaps. I've never been shot. Maybe it's much worse than getting past. Aren't that bad. But i now would say i would rather get pepper sprayed than getting this infection in my tits again. So there's your because you gotta light massage it out right. Essentially like a big old. Titi mosquito bite is just rocks. All up inside it and then your nipples are just on fire. And they're burning and kidney stones at the breast stones the press. Some women like my husband tried to suck the blockage out..
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"You're just like. Kate might be go goofing off the side of a mountain. React to call your friends. Because it's to icu. Might not be able to get down your super scared. You could do that with rocky boots. So whether you need boost for wrecking of the desert working in the yard getting outside for a summer hikes rocky boots has you covered go to robinson communist promote cozy. Bt for twenty five percent off your next pair of boots. Let's move onto round number three. This guy joe. He is hanging out doing little flight. Line he is aware that there trillions and trillions and trillions of these. Takeda's going around kate. You have any first-hand sucato experience. I remember in pennsylvania. So there's there's fifteen. Different gangs of cicadas in the united states and fifty no about the sharks and the jets were some of the other ones exactly all the pink ladies and the cheaper the tbirds absolutely So there's fifteen different ones in different regions and they pop up some of the groups pop up every thirteen years some of the groups pop up every seventeen years and so how old were we. I don't want to give away my age here. So i will say i was kansas ad. I was twenty one. I was like oh not to go way back into the way back. I was only twenty one. Oh my god i was eighteen. Yes so we were teens and slightly older ruins the entire segment Nobody i remember. The is became the first time. I think i was in six somewhere between six and eight. Th grade okay. So there's a lot elasticated around came. When i first moved to san antonio and they were all over this water burger outside and it was an analyst. We adjust moved here an and we thought it was like a yearly thing because florida. Who love bugs. Are that way you know like. Are you familiar with love bugs. You have those in the north now so love. Bugs are kinda like flies. But they will have their mate attached to their buttonholes essentially and they fly attached at the privates and they will have like swarms all over the south and they what they originally rumor has it. I don't know if it's true Louis government from texas on to make sure that this is actually factual but they were designed in a lab. Much like corona virus. Wasn't wuhan their design in a lab at university of florida and they were designed to eat the mosquitoes from the everglades. Well that didn't work and they essentially just fly around and fuck up people's cars now. Okay all right. That sounds about right. Nine the lantern flies philadelphia. We didn't create those but also scary things. We were like eighteen years old to early twenties. Lightning.
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"You're going to like what they do. They're i mean they're going to be a part of the trip that i'm taking a minnesota which is awesome with hop on trying to help some folks out there too. It's gonna be great. Let's move on to round number three. This one's a little bit of cicadas. Guven white no. It's not good govan round number two. I'm so excited about this one. I came across it here first of all. Here's the audio of this because there are certain times where you're like. There's no way this story could be true and cons and i. When kate was gone we talked about it. i think. Even when cates here we've been it before when you're growing up in america you assume that every politician local level at the national level is like a genius. You assume that they're the smartest motherfuckers. In the world and rarely intelligence is a spectrum at some of them are way down the end of the spectrum where they're just not that smart and you can have conversations with them you know you. How were you in the position that you are. Who let you do this you know. Nfl players will have a the wunderlich test where they have like a entry level of intelligence. I would love to see just a standardized civics quiz for every congressman congresswoman. That comes into office. Can you imagine suggest some excuses. They would come up with the get out of that. I'm still take it. Yeah what do you think. Percentage wise of people in the house of representatives. What do you think percentage wise of people that would pass like say you had to do an ap civics exam for sent you just twenty five. Yes pretty low. I was gonna say. I was gonna say fifty if it's really allow you know did date somebody that afterwards you like. What was i thinking. I'm way to like way better than that. Yeah god how did that happen. It's because dating is all about tricking someone into thinking. You're this scrape person. That's what politicians do. They could be absolute dog. Shit all they have to be able to do is trick you into thinking. They're not rice. And that usually works because of the geordie of other people are dumb too but occasionally come across a candidate process an actual subject matter. And so when you have one of these people who typically gets by being for lack of a better word kind of charming. They have a charming disposition about them. Though you'll come across an actual expert and when they do that it's just an absolute train wreck and that's kind of what happened here. Oh louie gohmert think that's how you say his name who admitted. Recently some considered him quote the dumbest guy. Congress here's intent on i respected. He's flat out said. Hey listen. This is my reputation..
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"Thirty and today we have five rounds in the magazine round number one. Politics can be contentious from time to time. But we can all understand taking a big old nasty dumper on your neighbor's porch at the situation warrants. It never to the dumbest guy in congress might have an idea. That's worth exploring regard me and cons beloved moon gates gonna love this rowden. You wrote this. You wrote the routes today. So you do the honors. You nece okay you say potato i say potato. You say sue cato i say sikato sucato zuccaro takeda takeda. Let's call the biden stressed plane off nail. The episode swarm of keta shut down the entire presidential flights not bad for a group that hasn't had practice in seventeen years. Also old joe killed one of those things straight up on his neck came up trying to bite the president first of all. Where was the secret service. Were sleeping on the job. And in the same in the same thing that they were at a secret service agents Sucato got into his suit which is also embarrassing for the secret service. How does he sneak in there. Oh yeah would you rather have an embarrassing moment around on the president when they get into your shoot or if you're doing like practicing live fire you get hot. Brass down your neck as somebody who's gotten plenty of hot brass down their neck and oddly enough. I think i've kept my cool better without brass than i would with as a keta for real go to civilian and the group nick. What do you think we mean by the term hot brass hot brass on your neck Oh man sunburn no lows. It's when you're firing a weapon and the expended round like the casing of the round will fly out of the chamber and it'll go into your clothes and whenever it does it's really hot and it could burn you so it's actual brass like it was like an exact he usually. We have journey. That means a whole lot of stuff..
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"Usually you buy a car five or six years so you could go a decade without having to do it. I was sitting there today now. I want to just get the same exact tires that i have on here. Now was that were stocked. They're fine they last a long time and the guys like all right. It's going to be eleven hundred and twenty dollars. It's like eleven hundred and twenty dollars fucking rubber and Yeah eleven hundred dollars less okay. Swallow man that stuff's guy ticket cost of manufacture. It's got a twenty dollars twenty months of material. Maybe i don't know we'll have to get big rubber on the horns after fucking ridiculous and i was thinking this might be but i've had a lot of those a really terrible thing to buy for adults over the last three or four months because i moved one of which my first one anything to do with a roof yet at the repair. Anything on a roof. No one knows no one will care but that could be legitimately of thirty thousand dollars expense. Yeah i had to replace the roof of my house in texas before. I sold it when they did the inspection or like. Yeah this got torn up in one of the hailstorms or what have you. So luckily inspectors are bullshit to their hires dude. Also you know roof spin and one of mine's was a french drain. If you ever get told you have to do a french dream. That was the other thing. My realtor said others water collected in your backyard. We're gonna suggest you install french stream. I google that today does a french drain. Actually help remove water from soil and it said no so. I got taken to the cleaners on that one. So lesson but Yeah luckily the insurance covered some of the roof but roof man depending on. How big your house's forget it Me not fun groceries. I hate spending money on fucking vegetables. I sourced veggies are expensive man. And then i know i know in my bones are gonna sit my fridge till they go bad but i feel like at this point i gotta be buying them and stuff so the worst. Have you been reggie's forcing myself to you. Know all i do now is the frozen steam. Veggie meals meals morning noon and night. That's what i do like healthy ones. So that sounds sad. It's so sad so sad. You shouldn't yeah absolutely that you eight to by h vac filters so there's another thing i learned and expensive but how the pain in the ass so i learned this one. The hard way to cause grown-up i. I never paid attention to the air conditioning unit. In my house. Because why would i right right. And then i get to my house and all of a sudden one day. My air conditioning is a work in. So i look and i can't figure out because what the hell do i.
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"Imagine you're in a bulgarian oliver happily doing your job when suddenly us forces come barging in. It's not worth more to folks. This happened last week. Your country is under attack. There just got a little loss. Cons knows all about that round number two an isis wannabe was about the head overseas to be a bad ass. Quote machine gunner anna header until he was turned in his mama. Bear good on mama's round number three. Nothing says serious. Business like a whistle blower hotline set up by congressman and a senator like dan crenshaw and tom cotton's they set up this hotline. It's about sexual assault sexual harassment harassment. An hazing just kidding. It's about being a hotline for wo kness. The troops responded in only ways that troops know how to intense and serious sarcasm. Four give a bad ass of the week. There's a florida boy. Who swam in our through. Gator infested waters in my hometown. This is. This is a jacksonville special story which i'm super excited about swimming in our in the saint john's rivers agent river. First of all you wanna know fun. Facts about saint. John's river. Of course yes. One of only two rivers in the world that flow backwards coal. What's the other yanni. No river islands like usually. It goes north to south. That's not the way this one flows it flows opposite direction k. You know what The campaign matombo used to say right no denials not just a river in egypt nothing right. That is what he used to send jumbo malumba but jumble matombo and finally round number five. We're gonna talk a little bit about the worst things to buy as an adult. I don't know oh. I do know because this week. I had to buy some dumb shit. I spent my morning in a tire shop. Hires man when you have to spend if you spend over one hundred fifty dollars on something that one people won't notice and to doesn't make anything look any better. It just feels like a waste of money. Just a huge waste of money. So we've all been adulting for a while. Now we're gonna give you a few of our favorite things to purchase. One of those is not three cheese. That's one of my favorite things to purchase three. She is the industry leader. Delta eight products all products are formulated by biochemist admitted in the usa with usa grow hips three cheese.