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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
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"Nicola O 'Hara, a digital business mentor and strategist. Nicola knows firsthand that just because you end up on one path in life doesn't mean you have to stay there. After almost 20 years in the corporate world, she liberated herself from a successful career as a leader in learning and talent in banking to become her own boss and hasn't looked back. Now as a digital business mentor and strategist, Nicola helps creative and driven professionals who feel stifled and frustrated by the corporate world to launch a digital business so they can achieve the success and freedom they desire while living their ideal lifestyle. Nicola now spends her time as a digital nomad working between France, the UK or basically any country that has great broadband with plenty to see and experience. If you have a feeling that you want to do something else with your life, then this episode is a must listen. In this conversation Nicola and I exchange our experiences of taking the leap out of corporate into entrepreneurship, living by our values and the limitless potential of being your own boss. We consider the practical tools and mindset shifts needed to make big changes, the power of choice, risk -taking and we also talk about how women can embrace entrepreneurship, how money is not the tool and why it's totally fine to learn and teach at the same time. Let's get started with hearing another uplifting recipe for success thanks to Nicola. Welcome back to another episode of Recipes for Success with me your host Heather Thompson. Today I'm joined by the fantastic Nicola O 'Hara who is a business mentor and strategist helping aspiring entrepreneurs to ditch the nine to five and set up their own digital businesses. Nicola you're very welcome to Recipes for Success. Oh thank you for having me, this is very exciting to be on this podcast. Yeah I'm so delighted and I know we were chatting before we hit record but like we've an international flavour because as a digital nomad you're recording this from France so that's brilliant to have that. That's right sunny France. Yeah we were obviously when this recording comes out the rugby world cup will be in full flow so we were just chatting about that as well but it's fantastic to have you here. Nicola obviously you and I had kind of crossed paths when I was kind of in process I suppose of exactly what you help people with which was to try to leave my corporate career to set up my own business and at the time I so appreciated your guidance and really there was so much that you stood for and your values and your energy that really just aligned so I'm honestly so honoured that you kind of are on the podcast here today and that we can have this chat. Oh no that's so lovely to hear it's so nice I'm always so delighted when I have kind of people I've helped you know who who kind of then go on and start podcasts, start businesses and I sort of see them flourish so and I really enjoyed our conversation back earlier this year and I'm just yeah just pleased to be here. Yeah and it's such a huge leap so I'm kind of curious you know like in terms of the like the leaps that you've made to be this digital nomad you know having this call from France like tell us about your own life path day Nicola. Yeah so I spent you know a 20 year career in corporate so you know like everyone you know I knew sort of growing up went to school university went on then onto a graduate role and then into the the business world and didn't really sort of see any other path than that that was laid out for me I was going to be that was going to be the path and I kind of climbed the ladder did all the things I started off in recruitment then moved up to go into learning and development which I really enjoyed and then I ended up sort of merging the two near the kind of top end of my career where I headed up learning and talent for an investment bank in London so that's kind of a very quick sort of a tour through my 20 -year career in corporate but I got to a point I'm during throughout this episode that I realized that I just didn't want to be it anymore it was frustrating me I felt like I wasn't in the right place I felt like I just had more to give in the world and I thought is this it is this really it now that this is my career even if I get to the you know very pinnacle and keep on going will I be able to you know how will I feel fulfilled and happy and joyful and I just wasn't feeling it there and I always had in the back of my mind that I wanted to have my own business one day you know it's one of those things you always say one day I will have that digital business or I will have that business and it was always like oh just one more job just one few more years in corporate and I'll go and do it and yeah and then I you know went went through a few few things happened and then I realized actually you know I am going to go and do
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Certified Menopause Coach Rosanne Cahill Talks Hormonal Health
"Back to Recipes for Success season two with Meet your host, Heather Thompson. I hope you enjoyed our break and were able to catch up on all of your favourite episodes from season one. I have an amazing menu of guests lined up for season two and we're going to be talking about shattering success stereotypes, so really trying to dismantle the conventional and traditional norms of success that we've become accustomed to. For our first episode of season two, I'm delighted to be joined by Rezan Kall, the menopause coach. Rezan, I'm delighted to have you here on Recipes for Success today. Thank you, Heather. Delighted to be with you. Yeah, super. I know like you and I kind of came across each other at an event that we were at and I was just so fascinated by the work that you were doing. And as I was saying, like a lot of this season is about shattering stereotypes. And one thing around menopause in particular is it's just not talked about enough for me, like, you know, I suppose I'm getting to that stage of life where it's going to become very relevant for me. And I have to say it's something I know very, very little about. So I'm really thrilled to have you here to kind of dismantle that sort of silence that we seem to have around it. So maybe you could we could start off by just maybe explaining a little bit about what does a menopause coach do, Roseanne? Yeah, and just to touch on a point there that you mentioned, Heather, you know, we talk about menopause as if it's, you know, something alien that we don't know anything about. But I think from that perspective, it's really set me thinking from the point of view of hormonal health. Because we all have hormones, men, women alike, you know, and the fact that we've been so closed off to everything menopause for so many years, like we assumed I would have assumed that not sure you'd be 80 by the time you get to that stage, do you know what I mean? Whereas we underestimate and almost dismiss the fact that, you know, our hormonal cycle starts at a very young age. And it's normalised to have a menstrual cycle and, you know, go through the years of that, you know, and that brings us down to, you know, the end of the end of our menstrual cycle. But the point I'm making is, is that we can always have issues around hormonal health, but we just normalise it, if that makes sense. Yeah, it does. And I think it's a really interesting point. And I know, obviously, you're a reflexologist as well. And even personally, like that's something as I started to explore more around hormones that I actually found reflexology very helpful, because you're right, it's sort of like, to me, it's maybe a little bit around how we regulate ourselves. And like, that's where the hormones come in. But you're right, like, I think we always think that the brain is maybe the one that's driving things. But actually, in fact, sometimes it can be our hormones. But if we don't know anything about hormone regulation, then it's very kind of difficult to know and understand what's actually going on, isn't it? Yeah, and that's a very precise way to put it. Like, it is the hormonal regulation. And there's times, you know, we're going along, everything is hunky dory, and then boom, you know, mid cycle after revelation, we start to just go and we just normalise it, we don't connect that, you know, we assume it's the imposter in our brain. Yeah. You know, that's hijacked us for that couple of days or weeks for some people prior to the actual menstrual cycle. And we think, is this normal? Is this normal? And you just carry on with your everyday life because it happens on a monthly basis. So you made a very good point around hormonal regulation, the recommendation would look like and I work I work now as well with quite, you know, much younger women. And the recommendation would be that, you know, if you if you were experiencing hormonal dysregulation, that you would go for the likes of endocrine reflexology, just after ovulation, to support the regulation of the hormones that you can transition into your menstrual cycle with a little bit more ease.
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Success Works Best When We Define It for Ourselves
"Hi everyone and you're very welcome back to another episode of Recipes for Success with me your host, Heather Thompson. Today's episode is a little bit different, this is a solo cast episode so it will just be me and I'll be talking about how we define success. So what you can expect from these solo episodes is I'll be kind of pulling on some of the fundamental elements of success and also very much from what I've talked about with my guests in terms of how they've defined success, elements that have helped them in their success, maybe barriers or challenges to it. So it's really just kind of giving you more language, more understanding, more awareness about how you can build your own personal success because that's the really important message that I hope you're getting from the conversation so far is that success works best when we define it for ourselves. So let's start there today, like what is success, how do we define it? Well I think there's a lot of very like traditional kind of conventional stereotypes of that. I think if I was to maybe name a few it would probably be being 10 like losing weight that's often seen as success, security, you know it's particularly in Ireland in previous eras you know the secure job, the teacher, the pension, the civil service, money and so basically like the more money the better it doesn't matter how you get that money or the impact that it has and status you know titles, certain professions are seen as being you know kind of better than others whether that's law or being a doctor so they're kind of like and they're all related I suppose to the norms of society like what success is seen like and how people know really what box to put you in so if you're of a certain status, you drive a certain car then I can make an assumption I suppose about the lifestyle that you lead. What I hope you're getting from the people that I'm talking to is that you don't need to just define success that way and not that there's anything inherently wrong with any of that if that's how you choose to live your life but the important part is that you are understanding what success looks like for you and you're not living by someone else's definition and that you're doing it very consciously and very intentionally so you want to be living your life basically like you don't want to be living someone else's so what else could success be? Well I think some of the themes that we've saw in season one, health, happiness, working less, healing journeys, gratitude, connection, the sort of lifestyle that you're having, more freedom, maybe you have a house by the sea, it's all about people kind of understanding like following their dreams right like it's about people kind of understanding what it is that they want and then going after that not just kind of doing what was expected of them, what they've maybe fell into, what they decided to do you know after school which I think when you think about it like making the decision at 18 or 19 that we think we need to live by for you know the 50 years that we need to work is a little bit mad so it's kind of it's funny why you were so scared to change when actually it's probably way more logical to think that of course over your working life what you enjoy doing and what gives you fulfillment and kind of normalizing the concept of having like a second or third career
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'Recipes for Success' Is Back for Season 2 Starting September 26th!
"Hello and welcome back to season 2 of Recipes for Success with me your host Heather Thompson. Firstly thank you so much for all of the love on season 1. I was genuinely blown away by it and I'm so glad that these real conversations with real women were inspiring you, giving you new insights, keeping you company on your walks and helping you see that success is not a one size fits all formula. So what can you expect from season 2? Well basically more of the same, more inspiring conversations with fantastic women. I'll be sitting down with 8 incredible women about shattering success stereotypes. We'll be diving deep into topics that simply aren't talked about enough, challenging the status quo and how we shouldn't shrink to fit boxes that don't belong to us. Season 2 will launch on September 26th so tune in and be inspired to create your own recipe for success. Subscribe now to not miss a single episode.
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A highlight from 127 - Mr Plant Geeks Botanical Adventures Michael Perry
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. In this fresh episode, we are talking with Michael Perry, also known as Mr. Plant Geek, a multihyphenate in the plant world. You know, he's adept at many roles in horticulture. Michael is a TV presenter, speaker, hortpreneur, and author of Hortus Curious, a visual menagerie of the weirdest and wackiest plant species. Michael got his start in new product development at Thompson & Morgan before quickly working his way up to becoming an authoritative voice knowledgeable in all areas of horticulture. Having presented guest slots on ITV's This Morning and Channel 4's Staff's Pack Lunch, he regularly speaks at RHS flower shows and industrial exhibits across the globe. Michael's focus is on the fun side of gardening, with an emphasis on new plants and trends. He encourages and nurtures the new generations of gardeners. This is Episode 127, Mr. Plant Geek's Botanical Adventures, with Michael Perry. Michael, what plants are people absolutely going crazy over now? Cirsis. Cirsis, in particular, Eternal Flame, it won the Chelsea Plant of the Year two to three years ago now, but I see in the trade that there are many cirsis now available, lots of different leaf colours, there's even double flowered forms as well, and I really feel like cirsis is a movement, and the public really knows this now, it's a really compact small tree, it's also potentially used as a larger shrub, or it's great for containers, and despite its exotic look, is remarkably drought tolerant as well. Yeah, that's a native tree for us, it's called a red bud, is what we call it, and it's in our native forest here, so yeah, it's a very exciting tree, and I know they've worked a lot with that, and developed a lot. I know you like to have fun things in the garden, tell us about a fun plant that you like. Fun plants, well, I've written a book all about new, different, unusual, strange plants, so I always want to include something different, at the moment I'm really into hydrangea paniculata, lots of different types of those, which change with the seasons, rather than the different types of soil, I'm always, because of my kind of plant selection heritage, I'm always looking for those slightly different ones as well, and I know there's a variety called milk and honey that actually has a fragrant bloom as well, so the nectar kind of has this really wafty little fragrance too, yeah, thinking a lot about hydrangeas at the moment. In terms of more unique plants that you can play with in the garden, I'm a big fan of another plant that I think might be a native for you guys, which is phycystegia virginiana, this is the obedient plant where you can move the little individual florets into place, and the other one that I'm obviously obsessed with, but I've never tried in real life, is the Dictamnus, the burning bush, the one that can spontaneously combust, so a lot of these plants are ones that we can easily grow in the UK, but they also feature in my book, Hortus Curius, which kind of covers all of those strange plants that are sometimes really exotic, but other times they're just grown in our own gardens as well. I think all plants, even normal ones, have got amazing stories as well, because of everything that they do, or they rely on creatures for pollination, and plants will fascinate me every day of the year. I was surprised to find out that you don't grow hosta in the UK, why is that? Hosta? Well, when I was in Minneapolis and we went around these wonderful gardens, it was really quite eye -opening to me when I said, we can't grow hosta because they get eaten by slugs and snails. They said, well, hostas are not without their problems in the Midwest, but it's deer that are obviously attacking them, so a much larger predator, but in the UK, because it's always really damp, we have a lot of problems with slugs and snails, hostas really only work well in containers, or where they're lifted above the ground, and I think, to be honest, a lot of people lost faith with hostas because they couldn't believe in them, the fact that they could grow them, so there's really need to do a lot to kind of inject some interest into hosta again, but I really noticed during that tour of Minneapolis that you're allowing a lot of your hostas to flower, and actually enjoying the beauty of the bloom as well, and that is something we don't do in the UK, so that adds another dimension to an already very useful garden plant. Maybe people need to be a little bit more patient, maybe plant some sacrificial lettuce next to their hostas.
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"You know, Herbert has to go out there and he has to win a division or, you know, win a playoff game, right? You know, that's, we are firmly, he's in the fourth year, he needs to go out there, this team needs to win a playoff game this year, they're certainly capable of doing it, but if he doesn't win a playoff game this year, it's starting to become a little bit of a disappointment. This is the Lawyer's Guns and Money Podcast. Hello and welcome to the Lawyer's Guns and Money Podcast, and welcome to our annual NFL preview with Scott Lemieux and Rob Farley. Gentlemen, hello. It is finally time for the NFL to return, and thus the world is right again. Finally, Sunday has a point. God lives, finally. Not three days he's dead, it's like seven months. So, let's, we might as well just jump into this, you know, as a pretty exciting season unfolds with what I believe is the vastly superior conference this year, the AFC. And why don't we start with the AFC East, which is kind of a traditional place to start, where you've got a pretty interesting division with four teams that all have a few question marks, but all could be 500 or higher. Yeah, it's fun. So, I have the win projections from Aaron Schatz's annual almanac, which formerly under the auspices of Football Outsiders, which was destroyed by some shady Canadian company. So, the projected wins for the division are Bill's 10 .8, so basically 11, Jet's 9 .8, so basically 10, the Dolphins 8 .5, perhaps a little lower than some men have anticipated, and the New England Patriots at 8 .1, projected to be under 500 for another year. So, do we think that's, yeah, and that's probably roughly how I'd see the division lining up, Bill's winning it, Jet's wild card. I mean, the Dolphins, so I guess take those, let's go one by one. So, the Bills are interesting in that they were probably the team most picked to win the Super Bowl last year, and it was a weird year, and yet they had a good record, the underlying stats were fine, but something always seemed a little bit off about them, and then they just got absolutely, the score on that Bengals playoff game was not as close as the game, and they struggled to beat Skylar Thompson the previous week. So, I think the question is, do we just kind of write off last year, Allen clearly was playing hard for a lot of the year, Miller was injured, tons of injuries to the defense, so we kind of write off last year's an aberration, and basically say they should be top contenders again, or do we say McDonough's gonna regret that 13 seconds where he turtled against Mahomes and Tyree killed the rest of his career. I have to say that instinctively I'm kind of leaning towards the latter, that I think the Bills are still a good team, but I wonder if they kind of lost their moment and the rest of the conference, several teams in the conference are kind of pulling ahead of them, but they're still good, I may be wrong about that, but there's something I don't know, there's something I don't entirely like about the vibes around that team, I'm not sure I can, I don't know if it's my old Josh Allen skepticism or what, but I think they're like a good team, but I would rank them pretty far below the, well, there's the injury issues of the Chiefs, but if the Chiefs and Bengals are healthier, I think I like them quite a bit more. Yeah, I would say that part of a hallmark of your approach to the Bills and Josh Allen is consistency, Scott, I mean, you've got another train and you've stayed on that train, as long as it will take you, right. I mean, yeah, you know, I don't know, I mean, this is an awfully good division, but I think every team in this division has serious questions, except for the Bills, right, you know, all of the other teams are solid, right, but would you really be surprised to see Aaron Rodgers completely fall apart, would you be surprised to see Tua get hurt, you know, and who knows what's going on in New England, but I mean, you know, the Bills, you know, I have to agree with you, right, that they need to be the favorite in this division and then much depends on two things which are very hard to predict, which are Tua and Aaron Rodgers and, you know, I think we have to grapple with the fact that we, you know, we can't, you know, I think we go into this Aaron Rodgers question with, you know, sort of seeing Tom Brady ahead of him and that's probably wrong, right, because, you know, Brady is so sui generis, right, that I don't think we can take that projection and then apply it to what we're going to see out of this Jets team, so I don't know, I mean, beyond the Bills, I don't know what's going to happen, what's going to happen in this division other than it's a pretty good division, there are going to be some pretty good games, I mean, I think I do agree that the Patriots are probably going to come in last, but I would not be shocked if any of the three teams, if any of the teams other than the Bills came in last, I would be shocked if the Bills even came in second, so.
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Hey, can I let you in on a little secret? I'm obsessed with the drop app. Drop makes it so easy to score free gift cards just for doing my everyday shopping at places like Ulta, Sam's Club and Lyft So if you're like me and love a good shopping spree Download Drop today and join the secret club of savvy shoppers and use my code GETDROP999 to get $5 AI has the power to generate solutions But if it's using unverified data, it could generate problems. Your business doesn't just need AI It needs the right AI for your business Introducing Watson X, a platform designed to multiply output by tailoring AI to your needs. When you Watson X your business You can train, tune and deploy AI all with your trusted data Let's create the right AI for your business with Watson X. Learn more at IBM .com slash Watson X. IBM Let's create Welcome everyone to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor. Thank you so much for listening. Big show this week We got the start of the NFL season. So we have Julian Edelman, Super Bowl champion, obviously from the Patriots and he is joining Fox's pre pregame show It's Fox NFL kickoff 11 a .m. Eastern, 8 a .m. Pacific. He's now part of that crew. So Julian talks about Going into TV going into media joining Fox great great stories about Belichick Brady Gronk talk about betting Some other NFL news with Edelman following Julian SI media Podcast regular John Oran joins the show to talk about the big dispute between spectrum cable and ESPN Disney Which is really ESPN 15 million cable subscribers do not have ESPN right now because of this dispute No one better to break it down than John Oran. We also get into Sunday Ticket on YouTube and College football ratings and a few other things with John and then train of thoughts with Sal Acada closes out the show We go through some week one NFL betting lines Talk about the US Open and some other things with Sal So we have all that coming up before we get to it real quick If you missed it last week over the Labor Day weekend We dropped a pod last week Greg McElroy from ESPN and comedian Jared Freed with the guests two weeks ago Charles Barkley Feedback's been phenomenal. If you missed it, make sure you check it out Peter Schrager three weeks ago Chris may have dog Russo four weeks ago So if you missed any of those check them out in the archive subscribe to SI media with Jimmy Traina and leave a review on Apple we're definitely gonna read those next week All right, Julian Edelman followed by John Oran followed by train of thoughts all right here right now on SI media with Jimmy Traina Alright joining me now Super Bowl champion and now in the media. He's joining Fox's NFL kickoff, which is at 11 a .m. Eastern every Sunday little pregame action Julian Edelman Julian, how's it going? Going well, how are you doing? I'm doing well. I'm doing very well cuz football is here. So it was back Thank God is fully back. I Mean, I wish I wish the trends Kelsey wasn't hurt because I feel like that takes a little bit away from the opening game But it is what it is If you look at it though over the last However, many years the Kansas City Chiefs have been on this run. They've had relatively pretty decent help Throughout their whole thing. I mean they left they lost the left tackle in the Super Bowl That's why they lost against, you know, Brady they couldn't protect Patrick Mahomes but it's it's getting to that time in their Era it where gets hard, you know being a guy that's been on one of those teams a dynasty. They're not there quite yet but uh You know, they're well on their way if they could stay healthy and you would know better than anyone about dynasty So when would you say they're there? How many would they have to win before you say they're a dynasty everyone knows it's three Okay, I don't know what's going on. Everyone keeps on talking like oh This is you you into no, it doesn't matter if you get to the Super Bowl We went to eight straight AFC championships or something like that. Like you got to win three to get to be in Cowboys previous Patriots Niners Steelers It's not two. It's not two So tell me I want to get into your Fox gig and transitioning to meeting that since we're on it It's a good topic because I'm just curious because one of the things I'm looking at is someone who's scouting Over -unders to bet and and you know who's gonna win the AFC and stuff like that The I Motivation shouldn't say the motivation. I mean, I think the motivation is there even if you win But is it difficult or how difficult is it after winning two like they've won? It's very difficult To get geared up every Sunday, you know people don't realize How hard it is once you go out win a Super Bowl Okay, now they have two that when you win that first one you become a target everyone circles you on the schedule You win another one now everyone circling now now Divisions and conferences are designing their teams to beat you. So it gets harder and harder and as an individual player You know Your motivation you have to pull what what's motivating you because natural human instinct you're like You know, we got this we're good and then you know something happens you have injuries here an injury They're a player doesn't sign back because no two teams are the same. It's a new team every year. So it's very hard mentally To keep it going, you know And you have and they have a leader in Patrick Mahomes that can do that We had Tom Brady Tom Brady was always always on he was like he was always motivated So that gives you hope for the Kansas City Chiefs because they have such a great player and Patrick Mahomes who's their leader You know their best player is is their quarterback is their leader and the way he is is huge. Do you think? the intensity to beat the Chiefs to throne the Chiefs is Similar to what you guys experience and I ask you from this standpoint and I hope you don't take offense to this But I feel like I feel like the Chiefs are not hated in any way I'd feel like no one dislikes Mahomes No one dislikes Andy Reid you guys and I think it was mainly because of your success But there were people who didn't like Tom for whatever reason there was the ridiculousness with the flake eight the stupidest thing ever people didn't like Belichick, maybe You guys I don't think we're like Completely beloved whereas KC seems like I don't know who maybe people are sick of Travis Kelsey a little bit Like our teams you think is amped up to beat the Chiefs as they were you guys I Think the games changed the player has changed Just as an overall, I mean we look at games nowadays you got guys over here You know dapping up helping guys back back when we were playing the Jets when I first got in the league Bart Scott was mother -effing Billy O 'Brien on the sideline guys were fighting before, you know, it's just it's kind of changed And it could be for good or could be for bad. That's for weather for everyone else to determine But and also, you know, the Kansas City Chiefs that the Patriots were on it for 20 years Okay, like when I got there they already had three Super Bowls and they were on a little drought, you know But they were still winning, you know, they went 7 16 and oh they you know 14 win seasons they were still putting out big winning seasons for a long a longer time and You know the Chiefs just haven't been there I'm so I'm sure the Chiefs keep on doing well that people are gonna start hating them too, you know, yeah. Yeah The I want to get into some other stuff about the Patriots and and Belichick and Brady and but let's talk about you going to Fox you did inside the NFL. I enjoyed you on there I wrote that a couple times for SI. Now. You're gonna be on the Fox NFL kickoff show. It's remarkable I don't know if you've seen it Maybe you just know it off the top of your head because you friends with all these people but it is remarkable how every patriot is in media now is on TV, you know, you've got the McCordy's Gronk is part of the Fox family. Everyone knows about the Brady situation McGinnis the TV Bruschi It's like if you're on you were part of our Patriot team good love winners. Yeah people love winners Yeah, and they hate them so, you know you get a little bit of both They're either gonna love your hate you but they're gonna watch you It's like you had no choice but to go into TV basically after after all it's it's I don't know it's uh, You know when you play for an organization like New England and You've had the success that we had over the years that we played, you know It opens up a lot of doors and it's plain and simple. That's that's really what it is The the sacrifice and the efforts that we put into our career helped us after our career and a lot of guys you know, they have that hard work mentality that still want to stay in the game, but may not want to be coaches and And that's what media is, you know, that's what I feel. You know, I get my football fix by Going into a pre -production meeting and I haven't done it with Mike Vick or Charles Woodson or Chris and Thomas or Peter Shrager But you get your football locker room kind of vibe when you do those like when I was on inside the NFL I'm sitting there talking with Phil Simms Patrick, uh, you know, Brandon Marshall Michael Irving, Ray Lewis, James Brown and you have these These meetings where you just get to sit and talk football It's before you go on the lights are shining but you sit and you're talking stories You're breaking football down with people that play football So, I think that's a huge probably reason about it and you know, it's not you know We're used to putting in these crazy hours 14 -hour days Seven days a week don't get this year family and media, you know, like you got to do your homework You got to you got to watch all the games, but you know, we can still have a life outside of it, you know These guys are going coach. I mean people always ask me. Why aren't you in coaching and I go You know, I did my time Like I put my my 12 13 14 hour days in and when I would leave work I would see coaches families in the parking lot Seeing the coaches before they would go to bed because they still had another three hours. I ain't doing that Yeah, you know and then if you go somewhere else where it's not like that Then I'm mentally all messed up because well, there's some people that are doing it, you know So it's just I like I'm happy or I'm mad. I'm excited to go out and entertain and talk my knowledge When you were playing and you're playing days towards the end of your career Did you think you would get into TV or did you not think about it while you were playing? I Didn't necessarily think I'd become an analyst and do what I'm doing right now I always enjoyed creating content You know whether it was our YouTube videos our Instagram videos and all the content we build on J around je11 You know that was booming with with the Patriot nation that would always support, you know I always I found a niche in that and and I enjoyed that process of creating content going in and sitting in a you know in a editing room and and Filming up all this stuff and thinking it's gonna be terrible and then cutting it down and then you know having all your other team Because there's a team of people, you know That put put the work in to to get this good content out and I enjoyed it So I didn't know it was gonna be to the extent of what I'm doing right now but I knew you know, I was comfortable in front of a camera and you know, I know I faced for radio, but Thank God I won a lot of games Had it and just tell me were were there other networks like in the running to get your services Was it just Fox like I'd end up at Fox why Fox? Tell me a little bit about joining I want to say any other names there were, you know There was another network that was involved and I sat down and I thought Fox would be perfect You know, I got a couple teammates there with Gronk Brady You know, I'm really excited to get to hang out with you know Charles Woodson and in talk football with Mike Vick and Chris Thompson Peter Schrager and you know Fox is like a If you know the story behind Fox, I mean they were created as This little small sport network with John Madden.
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Councilwoman Chris Kelley Has Big Plans for the City of Hercules
"Tell me within your city, you have something pretty exciting going on that you've been working your whole tenure on and will continue to be a focus of the cities for the next 10 years. Can you talk to us about the Hercules transportation hub and what's going on there? Yeah, so the Hercules hub is located. It's an area of our city down by the waterfront many years ago, 50, 60 years ago. That's where the dynamite factory was. And about 20 years ago, some housing, single family housing was built. But the city also has had a plan to bring in multifamily housing, which we're doing now with a Canadian developer led core and to develop our Hercules hub, which is walkable with bus train, the capital corridor stopping and hopefully the ferry. So three modes of transportation located next to multifamily housing, up to 1400 units, and then some other single family home neighborhoods in the area. So that's pretty exciting. And right now we are in the process of trying to get enough funding, about 12 million dollars total, to finish our complete design. We've been through all the environmental review and so forth, but we've got the backing of the capital corridor and we've just gotten two point four million from a transit intercity rail grant from the state of California. And we've got an application in for a federal grant. So if we can get that 12 million, then we can completely finish the design and we will be what's called shovel ready, which means when that happens, we can go out and construct and to build the train station will probably take about 100 million total, depending on when we do that. And once we build the train stop, then we will have access to the other side of the railroad tracks, which run right along the bayfront. And then we would hopefully get the ferry because we could have access out there and access out to the Hercules Point where the ferry could come in. We've already got bus service here now, so I'm just going around and making people aware of and getting folks interested in the Hercules hub. And we've had a number of officials from MTC, from WETA, the ferry, from a whole bunch of housing people. And when they come here, they say, oh, my gosh, I never knew that this existed. This is gorgeous. This is beautiful. You folks are actually building housing and with transportation. A lot of people talk about it, but we're actually going to do it. So I'm really excited about this. And that's great. And you sent me a good video earlier today about that, and we will put that in the show notes. It's a short video. It gives you some good images of what they're doing there. So I'll encourage listeners to go check that out. So I love it. Do you have water, land, rail in the plans? But you're one hundred million dollars short after you get the twelve million. Right. So that's a big round number. How do you get to that? First, we get the money for design. And then when we do that and we start to go through design and become shovel ready, then our consultants will help us go after actual grants for construction. And there are a number of grants that they have identified, federal grants, some state grants. And of course, the city will also supply some money for that. So it's just kind of piecing everything together. I've spoken with our congressperson, John Garamendi, also with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Congressman Mike Thompson, Assembly member Buffy Wicks, state senator Nancy Skinner. They're all on board and they're very helpful for us, as is Contra Costa Transportation Authority. They've already given us some money for this. And I have to say that several officials from MTC have come out and they're very excited and supported. So it's just a matter of working on that. But once we're shovel ready, then that will be a huge move forward.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"You know, Mike, just on the break, we were talking and I was saying to you how in the last week and a half I have, you know, for years I've dealt with real depression and that kind of thing and fatigue issues. It's always been a mystery. And there are times when it just feels so awful. And I know it's spiritual warfare. I know that we are allowed to experience spiritual warfare to be in the middle of it. And in the middle of it, even when I have nothing there, almost, I just cling to God because I know God is real. I know his purposes are beyond us. But maybe a lot of people are going through that sometimes. And I want to say, folks, I don't want to give you some impression like I'm like a, you know, I'm a cheerful warrior. Some of us, most of us go through dark nights of the soul, but we've got to look to the Lord in the midst of it, even when we barely have the strength to do that. Yeah, that's it. That's what our faith is all about. It's not just getting saved and going to heaven. It's also living the life here. It's about Jesus living on the inside of us and helping us walk our life out. And I, you know, we're going through stuff right now, you know, and I think it's in the atmosphere, number one, a lot of it. Sometimes that's hard for people to grasp, but to understand that we're not only a natural realm, but we also live in the spiritual realm. They coexist. And so when we talk about the atmosphere around us, it is, first of all, the natural stuff that we see, but spiritually, that spiritual realm around us. And there's a lot of anger. There's a lot of spiritual attacks. There are situations where the enemy is just upset and their words spoken against us. It's just stuff, anger, violence, all that stuff in the atmosphere, and it affects us. So we have to be strong. We have to bolster our faith up, read the Word of God daily, pray daily, depend upon the Lord. You know, right now, I'm sitting in my home office because of, right now, doing this interview with you, because number one, our studio is still not renovated and it's gone. We haven't had a service in the studio for two months now, and it was supposed to have only been four weeks. And then you get all these things that happen where the permits and they lose your permit, the city and the county and you know what I mean, stuff like that. CK and I are staying in a hotel right now because the main drain in our house broke because of a tree limb. And so they had to completely come in and cut up our living room, take everything up. And you know, I'm upstairs right now and the plumbers are downstairs.Excuse me. I'm just saying we have stuff that happens. So what we do is, you said we don't necessarily just be the cheerful Christian, but yes, the joy of the Lord is our strength. And so we realize that, you know, everybody has stuff. I want to encourage them. In fact, I just want to speak to you right now and let you know, as a viewer, Jesus loves you. He cares about you. He's right there in order to pick you up and to carry you. And you have to lean on him. That's what faith is all about. And when you trust the Lord, he will carry you through. And like Eric said in the beginning, that all things work together for the good of those who love God, the called according to his purpose. It also says that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. He's with you. He'll take you through. Amen. Amen. Wow. Oh, I'm just so glad to have you on, Mike. Thank you. Thank you for all you do. And CK. And again, I just want to encourage people. Folks, I'm saying this for you, not for Mike Thompson and his ministries. He will encourage you. Tune in to them on YouTube. Get the book Third Heaven Authority. We need this level of ministry during this hour. And that's why I want to have you on Mike Thompson. We're out of time. Love you, my brother. Thank you so much. Love you, Eric. Thank you. As a contractor, I choose Hardy fiber cement because I've seen it outperform wood-based siding and other hard siding materials. The high quality craftsmanship translates into beautiful and durable results that leave our customers at Gfidel extremely satisfied. Using Hardy siding has significantly reduced my callbacks and warranty claims too. At James Hardy, we're here to support you from training materials to resources that can help you generate a greater profit. Learn more about growing your business with us at jameshardy.com.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"So welcome back. I'm talking to Pastor Mike Thompson, who's the author of Third Heaven Authority, which really frames a lot of the things we're talking about here. I hope you'll get a copy of that because, you know, Mike, it's interesting when I hear you on your YouTube and I often just think, boy, I wish more people in America could hear what you're saying right now, because the Lord has used you very powerfully as an encouragement in the midst of these difficult times to kind of help frame things, because I think a lot of people are flailing around. As you were saying, it's the enemy's goal to get us discouraged. And there are tons of people, many of them, you know, consider themselves to be Christian believers who are discouraged. They want to give up. They don't know what's going on. And I want to say, who are you listening to? Where are you getting your information? Because that's not what God is saying. That's what Satan is saying. And what are you listening to? What news channels are you listening to that you're just getting discouraged? You need to be built up and encouraged. So the other day, when I heard you talking about this, I thought I've got to get you on so some more people can be exposed to you. So talk us through. You said this is a warning and an encouragement. Yeah, definitely. And part of the warning, by the way, is to realize that the effect that the enemy is trying to bring upon the body of Christ now, it's on Americans, of course, you know, here in America, but the body of Christ as the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have the true spiritual power in order to in the spiritual realm to attack every one of these things have to be taken care of. The battle is won in the spirit before it's ever manifest in the natural realm. And so it really is trying to intimidate, to silence and to cancel believers so that they'll back down. It's to hit them in a way that with that darkness and what I called death earlier. I don't mean physical death. I'm talking about the effects of dead works of just things that just not life and hopelessness and discouragement and all those things that come against us. And so we have to resist that. And what the Lord was saying is he said, also give them a word of encouragement. And that encouragement is that the Spirit of God is releasing a supernatural boldness. Eric, there's something right now. I realize that we live in the dispensation of grace and everything is level at the foot of the cross and that we all walk in grace. But there are ebbs and flows that happen in the spirit. And even though we have boldness through the Lord Jesus Christ all the time and come boldly before the throne of grace, there is right now a supernatural anointing, a work of the Spirit, raising up the body of Christ in boldness, boldness to counteract. Jezebel wants to silence us. God is with us and he is going to overcome all of these things. The voice of the church is going to become louder and stronger in the coming months than it has in a long time. That's very much an encouragement. Greater is he who lives on the inside of us than he who lives in the world. That's an encouragement. The Bible tells us that we have the ability to rise up in the Spirit and to resist the enemy and he shall flee from us. So God is moving and he spoke to me and he said that there is a time of glory, the presence of God, the glory of God that is coming on the church in a way that we haven't seen for a long time either. And so that's the encouragement. You know, when you read the back of the book, we win. And whatever the situations are, Eric, that are going to confront us is do not be dismayed. The Lord said no fear. No fear. Don't be afraid of what is coming. Just realize that it's coming so that you're not knocked off kilter. There are a lot of people right now, I believe in America, believers, who at this particular point are kind of on, you know, the balancing act, walking the fence, trying to figure out. And the enemy wants to steal their faith. You know, Jesus even prayed for his disciples that their faith would fail not. And so that's what I'm trying to do is to encourage people, let you know that Jesus is here. He's going to carry you through. We are going to be victorious. We have some of the greatest times ahead, you know, for not only our nation, but I'm talking about individually, for you, for your family, your ministry, your job, your life. And God wants to bless you and raise you up. And so these good things are happening. Be not afraid. God is going to prove himself. Well, this is what's so interesting is that, you know, this is on some level the essence of what it is to have faith, to know what is right and true, even though the evidence in the natural is against it. But you have faith because you know something bigger, you know something, you know what God has said. And we need to exercise our faith, folks, and stop looking at the natural, stop looking at the circumstances. The circumstances are that if you're dumb enough, if you're foolish enough to listen to what the enemy is saying, things are really, really bad. And that's exactly the goal of the enemy. That's all he's got. He doesn't have truth. He doesn't have the future. He can just scare you in this minute if you cooperate. And what Pastor Mike is saying and what the word of God says is no, I want you to rejoice in me always, always, always. So when the accuser is bolder in accusing, when you see things become darker and darker and darker, rejoice in me then, because that is doing spiritual warfare. When you rejoice in Jesus, you are doing spiritual warfare against the lies and against the darkness. And God is calling his people to a deeper level of faith. This is a beautiful thing. This is God's hand in this nation and in the world right now. We'll be right back talking to Mike Thompson. The book, I recommend it very highly, folks. It's called Third Heaven Authority. We'll be right back.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I want to be absolutely. I just want to be clear. We're going to go to a break, but folks, do yourself a favor and find Mike Thompson. He's in Las Vegas. Find him on YouTube. The book is Third Heaven Authority. May I simply say, please get a copy of that because it will help you understand what we're talking about. We're not just here to sell books. We're here to bless you. Trust me on that one. Third Heaven Authority by Mike Thompson. We'll continue to talk to Mike Thompson about this. And this is The Eric Texas Show. We'll be right back. Every day we hear about another familiar brand selling out their customers and going woke. Americans are sick and tired of having leftist propaganda jammed into every product they consume. Woke mobile companies are no different for years. They've been dumping millions into liberal causes and we've had to take it because you need a cell phone and probably thought there was no alternative. I've got news to you. There is. And I want you to make the switch today. Patriot Mobile is America's only Christian conservative wireless provider offering dependable nationwide coverage on all three major networks so you can get the best possible service in your area minus the leftist propaganda. When you switch to Patriot Mobile, you're sending a message that you support free speech, religious freedom, the sanctity of life, Second Amendment and our military veterans and first responder heroes. They're 100 percent U.S. based customer service team makes switching easy. Keep your phone. Keep your number to just go to Patriot get free activation today with the offer code Metaxas. Ask about their coverage guarantee while you're there. Get the same dependable service and take a stand for your values. Make just go to Patriot Mobile dot com slash Metaxas. Tell me why relief factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question. Just the other night I was asked that question. Well, the owners of relief factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right. Designed to heal. And I agree with them. And the doctors who formulated relief factor for them selected the four best ingredients. Yes, 100 percent drug free ingredients in each one of them helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of the four ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway. That's the point. So approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief. If you've got back pain, shoulder, neck, hip, knee or foot pain from just getting older, you should order the three week quick start discounted to only nineteen ninety five to see if it'll work for you. It has worked for about 70 percent of the half a million people who've tried it and have ordered more on one of them. Go to relief factor dot com or call eight hundred for relief to find out about this offer. Feel the difference.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Or if you'd like to call 844-863-hope, that's 844-863-hope. I think I have time to read this letter to the editor. But I'm not going to stop asking you to do that because we're just way behind and we really need your help. All right, somebody, Joni, I will not read her last name, but wrote a longish email to us. And I said, this is so touching. I want to read it on the air. It says, Eric, hope you're well. Wanted to send you some words of encouragement and thanks. I hope this email will get to you. That'll never happen, by the way. Okay, she says, it's been 20 years now this fall when I first came to Socrates in the city. That's amazing. I just moved to New York City, started attending a little Episcopal church. In the program one Sunday was a notice for Socrates in the city. I thank the Lord for that every day. That was 2003. I became a regular attender and supporter of Socrates in the city. Lots has happened in between, but I still regularly listen to your podcast. And seven years ago, my husband and I got to visit you in your studio at the Empire State Building. All these years, you've been a mentor to me and an inspiration. When my company almost fired me at the end of 2021 as a 25-year employee because I would not get vaccinated and was pregnant and then nursing, I listened to you and Naomi Wolf and I stood strong. They turned off my ID and I couldn't get into the office, but I kept praying. Thankfully, I was not fired, but my company had to accept an exemption at the last minute because of Governor DeSantis passing a law. Unbelievable. In addition, because of hearing the David Daleiden recording on your show, I found the best local pregnancy clinics where I live now in Miami to support and eventually got on the board of directors. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, vandals came to the clinics and to our gala. We were approached by Liberty First and they asked to represent us in a lawsuit against Antifa and Jane's Revenge. Because I'd heard about Liberty First on your show, we felt comfortable moving forward. We were the first pregnancy clinic in the country to file a lawsuit and the state of Florida filed along with us. Thank you for encouraging us not to be silent in the face of evil. You've been a light to me in this dark world. Thank you for everything you do. My husband, four kids, and I pray for you daily when you're in Miami on September 7th for the City Keepers Dinner. I'll introduce myself again and say thank you once more. Best Joni. Folks, I have tears in my eyes reading something like this. We are in a battle, but the Lord is with us in the battle. The Lord is with us in the battle. He's using you. He's using me. You never know. You never hear from most people. That's why when I get something like this, you think how wonderful to have it confirmed to me that God is using me. But I just want to say thank you, Joni, for writing that. Folks, go to MetaxasTalk.com, write whatever you want to write, and please give to Food for the Poor. It is a holy thing that we are able to bless those who are suffering. So please go to MetaxasTalk.com today, please. And when we come back, Mike Thompson.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"I have a beautiful letter that someone wrote to me, which I want to share. I guess I can do it during this segment if we have the time. I just want to read it because some people know that if you go to metaxas.com or you can go to my website, ericmetaxas.com, and if you want to write to us, we love getting questions from you for Ask Metaxas. We haven't done that in a while, but if you have a question for Ask Metaxas, if you have just something you want to say, a comment or whatever, but every now and again, somebody writes something, I think I've got to read that on the air. So I'm going to read this letter on the air in a minute. But before that, the bad news, I guess, is that we're doing well, how do we frame this? The bad news is that hurricane season. It's pressing news. Yes, the hurricane season is coming. It's going to batter Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Actually, there's a specific tropical storm already, so it's already happening. So that's the bad news. The good news is that we can do something about it by giving to food for the poor. And I've been asking you this month, and I will continue to ask you to give to food for the poor because when people suffer, that's bad, but we can do something about it, that's good, but we have to do something about it. In other bad news, we're way behind in, there's so much going on in the world that I can understand a lot of people are busy or preoccupied and, or feel that they just don't have the bandwidth. I'm asking you today, because we are really behind in this campaign, to go to metaxas.com and to give to food for the poor, whatever you can give. As I always say, it doesn't matter what you give, but please give. We need small gifts and large gifts. In other words, I think that every now and again, you know, somebody will step up and give a big gift. We need the big gifts. Without the big gifts, we cannot hit our goal. But without the small gifts, we do not hit our goal. I promise you, we need everybody to step up. So I always want to read that every day we get information from for the poor. And today it says that tropical storm Franklin continues right now to batter Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Authorities are warning residents of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to beware of possible landslides and mudslides, as well as massive flooding from over 10 inches of rain in both of those nations. Again, now we're talking specifically about Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It says there's special concern in Haiti, where poor infrastructure, and by the way, that's putting it mildly folks. It's horrible in Haiti. Poor infrastructure could magnify the impact of flooding and mudslides. Back in 2016, similar torrential rains from Hurricane Matthew killed 546 people. This is from a hurricane. It left 1.4 million others in need of humanitarian aid, emergency relief. That's where food for the partners in Haiti are ready to mobilize relief supplies wherever they're needed in the crisis. I have a clip here. Let me play this clip. This is food for the poor CEO, Ed Rainey. He says that today, when action is urgently needed, let's play this clip. Haiti is right there waiting for us. We just have to be prepared. So storms and manmade problems are all part of our disaster response. And we know that certain countries are really flood prone. Haiti is one of them. A lot of the countries we're dealing with in Central America, all prone to flooding because of the mountains that literally collect the rain and just shoot it down into the valleys. And that's where the problems occur. OK, so that's Ed Rainey. We've had him on the program. This is a big deal. There are people who are suffering now. There are more people who are going to suffer. And that's just specifically Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We need your help. Food for the Poor is a trusted partner of ours at Salem Radio. We've done campaigns with them on this program. But that means you, unless you step up, they can't do the work they do. So I'm urging you today, folks, please go to MetaxasTalk.com. Make a donation to help rebuild the lives of the poorest of the poor. That's who we're talking about. If you make a generous gift today, Food for the Poor can get busy racing emergency relief to these areas that will be hardest hit. Again, we're talking right now in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This is devastating. But hurricane season, as I've been saying throughout this month, we're on the verge of it. And so this is going to be happening. They need to be prepared. That's why we're doing this now. So we're asking you to go to MetaxasTalk.com, click on the emergency relief supplies banner today. If you prefer not to go to MetaxasTalk.com, you can simply text my name, Eric, to 91999. That's Eric to 91999.
A highlight from Mike Thompson
"We're proud to announce our brand -new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you've told us matter the most to you, life and religious liberty. Go to ACLJ .org right now and join us in the fight. Folks, welcome to the Eric Metaxas show sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacypminvestments .com. That's legacypminvestments .com. Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. Have you heard that some people have a nose for news? Well, Eric has a nose for everything. That's why this is called The Show About Everything. Now welcome your host, who definitely passes the smell test, Eric Metaxas. Hey there folks, welcome to the program. I'm sitting here with my producer, Chris Himes. Chris, hello. Hello. What are you doing here? I ask myself that every day. You're exactly. All right. We've got some good news and some bad news, which in God's economy can all be good news. But first of all, well, the good news is that in hour one today, which is in a few minutes, we're going to be talking to our friend, Pastor Mike Thompson. He's a prophetic voice. I've had him on this program many times. He's kind of a big deal. I don't want to say that when he's on the program. I don't want to embarrass him because he's a very humble man of God. He's written a book called Third Heaven Authority. The forward was written by Eric Metaxas. They didn't put that on the cover. So I'm going to tell you, I really believe in Mike Thompson and the message he has for America, for the church. It's a big deal. So I want to, if you haven't heard of him before, stay tuned after the break. He's going to be my guest for this hour. And he has a very sobering message. He's not one given typically to sobering messages, but when he says something, believe me, we shouldn't take it lightly. So he's coming up and he's the author of Third Heaven Authority.
A highlight from NEW COVID VARIANT HERE NOW!! (What will crypto do?!)
"I think we all know that this video is going to be shadow banned and probably going to be removed by YouTube. But I'm going to speak my mind here and I'm going to show you what's actually going on because there is talk of a new COVID variant and I want to show you what's going on so that you're up to date and you know exactly what's happening. I know you think I may be blowing things out of proportion, but just just have a look here and tell me what what you make of this COVID is making a comeback this summer. So many of us would like to leave it in the past, but cases are once again on the rise. So when will new booster shots roll out? And Thompson asked the CDC director. So COVID is on the rise, but when will the new booster shot be out? Does that remind you of anything? Does that maybe remind you of of the old COVID, the old COVID lockdowns? What's going on here? What are the what are the the the motives here? Why is this coming back and why is this coming back right now? Is there actually a new variant? What is it all about? We're going to speak about that. We're also going to speak about Bitcoin because look, Bitcoin's under the 26 ,000 level. It's not really an emergency just yet, but the real like emergency I would say is if you look at total three, which is the total alt market cap, excluding Bitcoin and Ethereum, and that is now back at levels of just after the FTX collapse. So this is where the FTX collapse was. And if you look at where total three is, this is where total three is. It's the same levels as it was just after the FTX collapse. Now, the question is, what is the future of of this altcoin market? What's it what's it going to do? What's it going to do in the near future? And speaking of COVID, if you look at the Bitcoin RSI, which is the sentiment indicator on Bitcoin, you can see that the RSI are so oversold that the last time that the RSI were oversold is here at this previous COVID low, which where Bitcoin was 3 ,875. So I mean, is this a coincidence that the two COVID lows are or the two RSI lows was at the previous COVID pandemic, beginning of the previous COVID pandemic? And this one again is at the beginning of the new COVID pandemic. We're going to talk about that. Also, a big day today on the NASDAQ, because today we have Nvidia reporting results. You can see Nvidia has had a huge tear this year. I mean, a lot of people actually talk about this rally being the AI rally and the stock that has led the AI rallies in video and they're reporting earnings today. If the earnings if Nvidia's earnings beat forecast, then NASDAQ rallies and probably continues to rally towards an all time high. disappoints If Nvidia today, then we probably see a 5 % correction in the NASDAQ. And then you're going to get the bears coming out and saying that this is we're entering a bear market. So big day today on the NASDAQ. Also, we're going to cross over to BRICS to see what's happening in BRICS. I know that Vladimir Putin spoke. He spoke about the dollarization. The Brazilian prime minister spoke about the dollarization. So we'll touch on that. And then I'm going to show you some tokens that I'm actually looking to buy. Now, I want to just say I'm not buying yet. I'm getting ready to buy. I'll show you what the tokens are and why I'm getting ready to buy. And I know you're probably looking at this and going, are you crazy talking about buying tokens when the market's like this? But that's what I'm going to show you. I'm going to show you my rationale and my thinking. So lots to do today. Let's get in. How scary to think that the IRS is actually back at pre -COVID levels, that the sentiment is actually back at pre -COVID levels in the last time that this happened, Bitcoin was at three thousand eight hundred and forty dollars. And I think we then had a rally of seventeen hundred percent. Yeah, sixteen hundred seventeen hundred percent rally after the IRS eyes were this low. So I wonder if the pattern is actually going to repeat itself. Also, I wonder if we're going to get lockdowns again. I wonder what the motives are. In fact, I don't wonder. I'm going to show you what I think the motives are for this this new whisper of COVID lockdowns about a year and a bit before the elections. I mean, look, it's definitely coincidental. There can't be there can't be anything else to it. It has to be coincidental. So we're going to talk about that. We're going to talk about the Binance FUD, because I think that's that's something we talk about. Yeah, lots to talk about, lots to talk about. So listen, if you are new to the channel, obviously subscribe, subscribe, subscribe to our channel, the fastest growing major channel in crypto. If you have been here for a long time, you know the show is going to get shadowbanned. I know the show is going to get shadowbanned. We spent the whole morning deciding whether we wanted to actually talk about that. And we decided that we would rather bring you the truth and not get censored. And if we lose views or if the channel takes a bit of a knock, so what? And the only way I can you can help me get out of this is smashing the like, putting positive comments and helping us get completely, completely, completely unshadowbanned. All right. So let's get into the meat and potatoes of the show. So, yeah, let's quickly look at this. So we've got Sheldon was showing me the Bitcoin chart today, showing me something quite scary. I don't know if I if I actually believe him, but he says, look, if you look at where this rally in twenty seventeen, the rally that took us out of this started, you can say the rally in twenty in twenty eighteen actually started in, say, twenty fourth of December. If you look at where this year's rally started, pretty much more or less the same time, twenty third, twenty fourth of December. Then he says, OK, when did we top? When did we top on this? They can let you can say, look, we topped somewhere around twenty fourth of June or near July. And if you look at this, when did we actually top somewhere around June or July? And he's saying, look, we are following this trend. We are following the cycle. If we do follow the cycle, we could have quite a long way to go before we get to the same levels here. And I do think that we are following the cycle. I want to actually show you. So if we look at the pre -harving cycles, I don't think there's anything different in in the cycles. You can see that we have a a downtrend, we have an uptrend, we have a reaccumulation zone. And then as we get to the halving from the halving, we really start climbing. So I don't know if this year is going to be that different. It looks like the cycle, as much as I hate to say it, it does look like the cycle is is playing out very similar, very similar to two previous cycles. We're also getting in the cycle while this is all happening, we are getting the short term holders capitulating. So if you look at the short term holder, the short term holders, they completely, completely, completely capitulated while the smart money is actually starting to accumulate at this level, at this level of the cycle. And what you see now is you're seeing a whole lot of FUD on Altcoin. So no, Benjamin Khan saying, look, there is a chance that, you know, Solana goes back to eight dollars. I've seen the bear saying that that we could go back to to to a Bitcoin price of nine dollars, nine thousand dollars and twelve thousand dollars. Remember that in this part of the cycle, in the bear part of the cycle, the bears get to be right and they get to tell you that they're right just for like a short period of time because bears will keep calling the market down. They'll keep telling you that Bitcoin is going down to twelve thousand and whatever else. And they'll be right for like short periods of time. But long, long periods of time, they won't be right because the market will just continue to go up and continue to go up. So let them enjoy their moment in the sand. I have been actually looking at the rainbow chart now. You know, I mean, initially I was obviously very, very, very skeptical of the rainbow chart. How the rainbow chart works is it tells you whether Bitcoin is overbought over here. Yeah, it's like maximum bubble territory, serious set of FOMO intensifies. Is this a bubble huddle? Still cheap, accumulated by and basically a fire cell. And as much as, you know, initially I was quite skeptical about the rainbow chart. If you look at it over a long period of time, it actually is quite right. And you can see that right now we're entering the we're in the buy zone and we're entering the basically a fire cell. So there's not actually that much panic on Bitcoin at the moment. Sentiment is bad, but it's not like it's not extreme fear. People are scared, but people aren't very, very scared. And that's why I'm not really ready to start buying old coins yet, because I think that there'll be better opportunities. I'm not saying don't start dollar cost averaging, but don't spend all your money now. And the reason why you probably shouldn't spend all your money now is because we're not at the point where people are panicking. People are getting demotivated. People are getting depressed. But remember that that's what this part of the cycle is designed to do. This part of the cycle is designed to depress you. That's why it's called the depression phase. Now, if we are here and we do have this accumulation left to go, I really hope that the accumulation isn't as long as the previous accumulation, because you can see that it took about a year and a half from that point to get to the same level in the last cycle. I don't think we're there, but I mean, you do need to prepare yourself for a marathon and you do need to prepare yourself to take maybe a little bit more losses if we follow the previous cycle. Be that as it may, as I said, I think I'm in the camp of this rainbow chart, which basically says, look, when prices start coming down to the bottom here, when they start reaching this oversold territory, just keep accumulating slowly. But the main thing is stay in the game, because I showed you that I showed you this here. I'll show it to you again. The main thing is that you've got to be here when these one, two, three, four, five days happen and one, two, three, four, five, six days happen and one, two, three, four, five, six days happen. The whole increase in the price of Bitcoin, 100 percent increase was here over 24 days, eight, eight and eight or seven, seven and seven. So I think you've got to be here. You've got to be here when this happens. So don't get demotivated now. Don't give up now. Now is probably the best time to to actually be accumulating. And I'll show you a bit later what it is that I'm actually accumulating and why I'm actually accumulating it, because a lot of people were talking to me about my tweet yesterday. Let's look at the bubbles. Oh, I'm loving the bubbles, Josh, I must say, and actually, to be honest, it's actually not only me loving the bubbles. I see Kasper is down seven point two eight today, maybe getting into my buy zone. Not yet. Not yet. Robert also down six point five three, also not in my buy zone yet. I mean, as I said, I am loving the bubbles. For those of you who don't know, there is a morning banter research call. Just click on newsroom over here. You'll see that we have a call in 17 hours added to your calendar and then you can join our morning research call. Also, if you want to search for a token, like, for example, if you don't know where Solana is, just search and you'll see it actually starts flashing. So we've built that functionality. And I think a lot of people are starting to notice bubbles today and now you can see earlier yesterday who's back streaming, by the way. And I actually I love his videos. So he he was also one of the people that really helped me when I when I started banter. He was one of the guys that like really, really helped me with the channel. So good to see him streaming again. And yesterday on his stream, he actually spoke about banter bubbles. Let's get to a really good tool. This tool was created by Crypto Banter. It's called the Banter Bubbles. And I want to be clear here. If you've been on crypto Twitter or if you follow this industry closely, none of these names will be a shock to you because these have all been talked about a lot on crypto Twitter. I'm not the first person talking about any of these. But one thing I think is really easy is you go to the banter bubbles here and you go ahead and you set it over to the year. And this gives you the highest performing tokens over the last year. And you can also say top one hundred, top two hundred. So good to see that other streamers are actually starting to to notice banter bubbles.
A highlight from Jack Posobiec
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Ladies and gentlemen, we ask you now to count down from ten, silently if you don't mind. And when you get to one, you'll hear one of the greatest voices on this or any other planet. Three, two, one, Eric Metaxas! Hey there folks, welcome to the program. My name's Eric Metaxas. I'll be the host of The Eric Metaxas Show today. And it's really basically miraculous that they were able to find a guy named Eric Metaxas, which is my real name, to host The Eric Metaxas Show. I mean, what are the odds of that? It's just hard to figure mathematically. I have with me, my producer, Chris Himes, although when I say with me, Chris Himes, you're with me, but you're not with me. You're in a car, like in the Smoky Mountains of, is it Virginia, someplace? Yeah, I'm in the Smoky Mountains. I'm outside of a budget inn and something called the Pink Cadillac Diner. So you got this thing called a family and you travel around with them and you kind of got stuck down there. So you're not with me in the studio today, but you're just as real in some ways as you are when you're here. I just want you to know that you seem real. You seem very real to me. Well, every day for me is like Noah's Ark. You know, I'm in a vehicle with a lot of children and animals and there's a lot of yelling. There's a lot of yelling. Right. Send out a dove and maybe it's time to land. Well, let me, okay, three things that I want to mention. Four, perhaps. Number one, today in hour one, if we get them, we have our friend Jack Posabeek. That's his real name, Jack Posabeek. I've been on his show. He's been on my show. He's an amazing political voice. Very, very bright man of faith. Very excited to talk to him about the election, what's coming up and he's just fun to talk to. Period. In hour two today, we have our friend Mike Wilkerson, who's similar but different, talking to him about a wide variety of things, including, I'm going to see if I can get him to talk about the demonic origins of the Barbie doll. You think I'm kidding? Not kidding. Really sick. Mentioned it last night. I was with him and I think we're going to get to that. If we don't get that today, we'll get to it in our second interview because we've got some time. But a lot of stuff coming up. I also want to mention tomorrow, we will have Pastor Mike Thompson. Some of you know him. He's been on this program many times. He wrote a book called Third Heaven Authority. I had the privilege of writing the foreword to his book, Third Heaven Authority. He and Dutch Sheets are the two men that I will credit as being profound encouragements to me. About the United States of America and the world. These are sober minded men of God who I really cannot praise enough just because they've earned their stripes over the decades and they have a lot of credibility where I'm concerned. So tomorrow, we're talking to Pastor Mike Thompson. He does a weekly live stream from his church in Nevada. Last week, not two days ago, but the week before that, he gave a warning about things that are coming. When he says something like that, I take it seriously. Dutch Sheets also utterly separately delivered a similar warning. And I thought, we need to talk about this. So tomorrow, we've got Mike Thompson on the program. I want to do a couple of things before we go to our first guest, Jack Posobiec. And don't even try to spell it. There's no real spelling. But I want to mention two things. First of all, people write to us. And I am really blessed by some of these emails that we get. Sometimes you send it to ericmataxis .com. Some people go to mataxistalk .com. I want to read one of those in just a moment. But before I read this very, very sweet email from a grounds maintenance worker, okay, his name is Buzz. I'm not going to give you his last name. But it really touched my heart. I said, I have to read it. But before I do that, I want to remind you that we are doing a fundraiser with Food for the Poor. Now, everywhere we turn, there's disaster, right? I think most of us know that President Biden or the people who are manipulating his puppet strings are trying and succeeding in destroying the United States of America. Now, they can only do that if we help them, if we let them. And I talk wherever I go about how we all have a job to do. It's not up to us to sit back and be watch things destroyed. We all have a job to do. One of the things that we need to do is to step up and help those who can't help themselves. And this is separate but related. We do a campaign with Food for the Poor every year. They help people who are struggling in countries that have no government assistance to help them if there's some kind of disaster. And no, I'm not talking about Hawaii. I'm talking about other parts of the world. We really need your help. When we do a fundraiser with Food for the Poor, if you don't step up, these people don't get the help. Food for the Poor needs people on this program to be generous. So I want to ask you today to go to metaxastalk .com. Most of you give through metaxastalk .com. Give what you can. I know some of you can give $100. Some of you can give less. Some of you can give more. But we need everybody to participate, which is one of the reasons why I say if you can't go to metaxastalk .com, on your phone, just text the word Eric, my first name, to 91999. If you text Eric to 91999, something will pop up and you can give that way. I want to reiterate, we need your help because people in these countries are suffering. And when the hurricanes hit, because as you know, we're approaching that season right now, they get devastated. And so Food for the Poor wants to be prepared before they are totally devastated. Food for the Poor wants to be ready. We need you to step up. So I'm going to keep reminding you over and over and over again, some of you prefer to call. It's 844 -863 -hope, 844 -863 -hope. But we need those of you who enjoy this program to step up and to help because we need your help. There's no other way to put it. So before we get to my first guest, Jack Posobiec, I got to read this letter that I got. And this was really, you know, sometimes I just can't believe what I'm reading. Somebody named Buzz writes, hello Mr. Metaxas. I'm excited to attend the October 25th banquet at which I'm told you'll be the keynote speaker. You see, I'm just a grounds maintenance worker and I do the maintenance at the West Augusta Care Pregnancy Center. This past year there was a need for some major repairs at the facility and I saw God answer prayers to get the work done in an astonishing way. That was in September of last year. I certainly have a story to tell. It excited me so much that I went to my pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta to talk about it. There's some miraculous stuff. And First Presbyterian Church did become more involved in supporting the work of the pregnancy care center. God bless this man, Buzz Toole. Amazing.
A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: Season Tickets for the Crypto Theater
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller and Danny Nelson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network and my name is Ben Shiller. I'm the features editor here at CoinDesk. And joining me today is Danny Nelson. Hi Danny. Hello Ben. How are you? I'm OK. It's been a tough week here at CoinDesk and we'll explain all about that in a minute. And we should just say that our normal co -host Cam Thompson is not with us today and will not be with us going forward. And we'll explain why in a minute. But how are you feeling Danny? It's been a tough week for CoinDesk so far. We made a series of layoffs recently. And how are you feeling about that? Yeah, it's the crab market, bear market, however you want to call it, takes its toll on everyone including media companies such as ours. So we had pretty extensive cuts this week and everyone's feeling the pain in the newsroom. Yeah, it's definitely a tough time. And anyone who's been in the media business for as long as I have seen a lot of these layoffs before. So it's not totally unexpected. But this is also connected obviously to the crypto market, which has been in a spiral for a while now. And we were protected by our parent company for a while. But that's gotten into trouble and we've now gotten into trouble. So it's a tough time. But we're going to soldier on through this, aren't we Danny? Well we'll certainly see, right? You know, this is my first job out of college. I've been here for four years. We can say I've levered up in my exposure to risk, right? Media is a struggling industry and crypto, the coverage of crypto is, as some might say, a dying fad. So I am in a struggling industry that focuses on a dying fad. So we don't know what's happening in crypto media, but it's not good at the moment. Yeah, so we're not going to sugarcoat this. It's been a tough week for us. And Cam was a casualty in a big round of layoffs here at Coindesk. And we're very sad to see her go. She was a very important member of this podcast and also the wider editorial team and a good egg and a good journalist. And we're very sad for her and for us and for the rest of the team. There were about 20 or so members of the editorial team that unfortunately no longer working with us and through no fault of their own because they all did all good work. So that's very sad. We don't want to make the whole show about Coindesk and the media, but it is an important part of the crypto industry. And we do play a role here in bringing transparency to the industry and holding people to account for what they say they're going to do and what they don't do. So we do feel that we need to discuss what's been going on at Coindesk recently and also in the wider crypto media. Do you feel that there's a loss of faith in what we're doing and in the media generally as regards crypto, don't you? Oh, I don't know about that. I mean, I think that broadly in American society, there's a lack of trust in media institutions. I don't necessarily think that crypto media is prone to the same risks as, say, the New York Times or something like that. But it's worth noting that we are in some ways a casualty of our own success. Coindesk was one of the leading publications that led to the dominoes falling on FTX and Sam Bankman -Fried that had ramifications for the entire industry, including DCG, our parent company, which owned Genesis Lending. And all these chickens come home to roost because even though we are editorially independent from DCG, they do not tell us what to do. They still own us, at least as of August 15th, and therefore their fate and ours are not unlinked.
A highlight from Did Fake Charities Net Dems 1.2 Million Votes in 2020? With Parker Thayer and Bernie Moreno
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, Capital Research Center, Parker Thayer, comes out with an amazing report, How Charities Are Giving Democrats Political Victories. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app and type in charliekirkshow. Get involved with Turning Point USA Today at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. One of the most important things we can do before we come up with a plan is we have to realize what we're up against. There's so much research to be done, so much research to be done about the tech companies, the oligarchs, the changing of laws, and something that has been staring us in the face, and there's been a fair amount of surface level reporting, is how 501c3s, something I'm very familiar with, are being used to assist the Democrat takeover of the country. Now, we run a 501c3, which is strictly educational. Anything that is for social welfare or political goes through Turning Point Action or Turning Point PAC. A new report by Parker Fair shows how charities secretly help win elections. This is extremely comprehensive. It's nearly 35 pages. He's an investigative reporter, researcher, capital research center, and I believe a graduate of America's greatest college, Hillsdale College, which explains why this report is so well put together. Parker, welcome to the program. Thank you so much for having me, Charlie. You did go to Hillsdale, is that right? I did go to Hillsdale. Makes sense. Okay, Parker, so walk us through this. I've read the entire report. I saw it on Twitter last night. I immediately texted our team and I said we need to go through this. Let's first start with the 501c3 component of this, because by law, 501c3s are not allowed to engage in political activity. What did your research find? Yeah, so just kind of a quick rundown for anyone who might not understand what a 501c3 is that's listening. 501c3s are charities, nonprofit organizations that have tax exempt status from the IRS. Think of your local church, that's a 501c3. Like Charlie said, Turning Point USA, that's a 501c3. Hillsdale College. Hillsdale College, there you go. Another excellent 501c3. What these 501c3s were doing that I found early years ago, this is the result of years of research, I found an organization called the Voter Registration Project taking in tens of millions of dollars every single year and distributing them to various state -level 501c3s that were doing exclusively voter registration. I dug around. I couldn't find any information about this. Nobody had talked about it. The media didn't talk about it. Nobody even seemed to know it existed. As I kept digging, I kept finding more interesting things. Eventually, I found emails on WikiLeaks from John Podesta's leaked emails back in 2015 that showed that this organization, going by the name of the Everybody Votes Campaign, which they didn't really share publicly until almost 2021, had been designed as a scheme essentially to guarantee a Democratic presidential victory in 2020. They were aiming to register millions of people in swing states and Democrats. So, Everybody Votes Campaign is scheme sent to John Podesta, head of the 2016 presidential campaign. And you detail the, first of all, the amount of money is $120 million. I think it's even more than that, but you're careful of just what you're able to prove. Is that right, Parker? Yeah. I mean, this is all we, I can't even tell you at CRC, we pride ourselves on doing excellent fact -based research. This has gone through many rounds of editing from very skeptical editors, $120 million in the 2020 cycle. They've raised more than that to date. But that's, you know, this is very provable and it's from all of the worst lefty billionaires and dark money organizations you can imagine. So, based on your research, these 501c3s that are prohibited from political activity, do you believe that they are, let's just say, pushing the boundaries and or outwardly violating the nonpolitical rule from the Internal Revenue Service for a 501c3? If there was a line over what they could do, which the IRS doesn't seem to enforce at all, but if there was a line, they crossed it very long ago. The IRS website says that these voter registration campaigns are prohibited from being partisan in either intent or effect. And I was able to prove both according to the estimates, which we ran based on, you know, leaked documents in these Podesta emails and from other sources. This campaign generated somewhere in the range of one to two million votes for Democrats in the 2020 cycle. One to two million votes in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia. But let's just be more specific. Florida, I don't think they spent as much money. It's mostly Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan. Is that correct? Michigan, a little less so. But yeah, these are, it's exclusively swing states. They weren't, the campaign is called Everybody Votes. They didn't care about everybody's vote. They only cared about the swing state votes and only the votes that would benefit the Democrats. Yeah, if it was Everybody Votes, why weren't they doing voter registration in Louisiana? They weren't registering people in Alaska. They weren't in Oklahoma. Yeah, I mean, so this is, I want to read part of your report. By the way, this is what people say, Charlie, you know, where do you spend your money? I love Capital Research Center. All these DC think tanks, most of them are a waste of time. This is a report that will result in good things because now we have the data, right? Now, no more guessing. So I want to read this. This is, yeah, I saw that and I have some feedback. They've got to be careful to make sure those rules aren't wrongly enforced against the right, but that's a separate issue. But no, I saw, I saw Schweikert's letter. It's mostly good. But by the way, before I read this, in Schweikert's letter, foreign people might be funding this stuff. Is that correct? Exactly. People like Hansorg Wyss, if you've heard of him. Swiss guy. He's this four billion dollar crazy person from Switzerland who is funding 501c4s as well, right? Parker, not just C3s. We'll get to the C4 in a second. Yeah, he's the left's dirty little secret. They don't want anyone talking about him. Exactly right. Tell us about him. No, no riff on that. Oh, yeah. So Hansorg Wyss, he made his money as the, I believe, president and CEO of a company named Synths USA. They got in a lot of trouble for running illegal medical experiments. But he made, you know, millions of dollars and was then I think billions of dollars even. And it was eventually around 2009 was caught making illegal campaign contributions to Democrats, even though he was not a US citizen, doesn't even have a green card, according to his SEC filings. But he uses these 501c3s and 501c4s that we're talking about to put tens of millions of dollars into US politics in unbelievable ways every single year. He does not have a US passport. Everyone is clear. This guy is not a green card holder. He doesn't have a US passport. He's a foreigner who pumps money into domestic 501c3s, 501c4 organizations, hundreds of millions of dollars, correct? Over the last decade. Yeah. Well, and wouldn't you know it, this guy's foundation, that email I talked about where I found this initially from Podesta, this guy's foundation, Hansorg Wyss' foundation, was the one who initially sent him this idea for the VRP in the first place. And you're the only one that I've seen that has connected the Podesta stuff. By the way, Podesta just so happens to be running a press conference today. So I want to read this. This is the tough research. Again, this is public, but this takes hundreds of hours of consolidation. The billionaire club comes from Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, the private foundation of Warren Buffett, $5 million. Foundation to promote an open society endowed by George Soros, over $10 million. Then Register America because of 501c4. Now, 501c4, they're more in safe harbor for political involvement in social welfare. But you have the Civic Participation Action Fund, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation for deceased billionaire founder, the JBB Foundation, PB Foundation for billionaire Barbara Picower, and her late husband go on and on and on. You have pages of this. It's striking how the party allegedly of the little guy has so many billionaire oligarchs pumping millions of dollars of dark money into it. Yeah, these 501c3s are the left's, you know, they're their artillery battery that's just sitting back there delivering unbelievable amounts of money to the left's causes. According to the CRC studies, the studies that we've done of the spending in these 501c3 areas where private billionaires, private foundations, and things like that are putting money into politics. You know, the left's 501c3 power money -wise outnumbers the right almost three to one. Yes. This is where the money is really moving in American politics. This is what's so important, everybody. And by the way, they always project, right? So ProPublica, a bunch of interesting people, they wrote a piece on Turning Point USA. Yeah, they wrote a piece on us three years ago trying to insinuate that we weren't in a, you know, following 501c3. Not true, right? But they go hostilely aggressive against anything on the right. By the way, we do stuff on high school and college campuses, strictly education, all that stuff. And we have a C4. And yet they won't even lift a finger to look into this. And so let's talk about the consultant part of this. Tell us about it. So around 2020, I believe the number was about $20 million, if I'm remembering correctly. The VRP, or also known as the Everybody Votes Campaign, which is this 501c3 we've been talking about, dumped millions of dollars into what are basically just Democratic consultants to do supposedly nonpartisan voter registration work. How that works with a Democratic consultant, you know, that works for the DNC and the DSCC is doing nonpartisan voter registration consulting, I don't really know. But, you know, one of those consultants that's been in the news lately is GBI Strategies, which got in some trouble in Michigan recently. I don't know if you've heard about that. Oh, we did. We covered it.
"thompson" Discussed on Revision Path
"At the end of the day, a lot of it is risk taking, right? You can do customer discovery and you can minimize the risk as much as you want. But I think at the end of the day, you can't predict the future. And if you feel strongly about something in your gut, you kind of have to go with it and live with the decision, live with the results of that decision. That's what kind of like a more a deeper lesson that like, listen to your mentors, listen to advice, take it in. But then, you know, listen to yourself and make a decision at the end of the day. It's hard to teach that, but people are always there's always going to be a million people who can give you advice. I remember somebody on like somebody even told me that like that concept that I was pitching was obviated. I was like, really? Because I don't see anybody else doing it. They were really like, no, you shouldn't do this. And I was like, especially like later in the pandemic, I was, I feel like if I stuck with that original idea, this would have been perfect timing for it. Yeah. So that was kind of like a hard lesson. The other lessons I think you learn, like from entrepreneurship, there's a lot of intangibles, like doing entrepreneurship is like one of those things where like three months in, six months in, you're like, you don't even realize, but you could teach a class. Oh, yeah. You know, you're like giving people advice and you're like, Whoa, what, where did that come from? Like, I wouldn't have known to give this, it's just like, it's like a business degree, but like on the flake, you know, like you're learning all these things that you wouldn't have thought you were going to learn. And then all of a sudden you can teach people how to be entrepreneur all of a sudden, just based on the mistakes or the things that you picked up in the process. So it's hard to say a lot of specifics, but the deepest thing is that gut decision-making aspect. Yeah. But there's so many things that I learned. I couldn't list them all. It's just, I try to be a good advisor to my partner for, I'm restricted, who is my significant other. And we, we actually met, we didn't start dating immediately, but we had met for the first time doing interviews for CreateX at Georgia Tech. Oh, wow. We were both, we were both there waiting for our interviews and then we like introduced, like, what are you already telling about your company? And so that's how we met. And so she's really passionate about food and food inclusivity. That's something we, we kind of connected on and we were both working on different projects during the pandemic and decided to, to help out, help out as much as I can with the unrestricted. That's going on, wow, three years now. So, wow. And how's it been? I mean, I've, I looked at the Instagram and I can see like, you're at farmer's markets and you're, I think even you got some students at, at Spellman to like taste test and everything. How's it been going? So, yeah, it's been going good. Basically the food industry is, it's harder than technology, I think personally. Oh, I think it's harder because it's the ultimate tangible product. It doesn't just have to, you make it and that's it. It has to like taste good and it has to come with people emotionally. And so it comes with all like the emotional struggles that a digital product, like consumers would go through with a digital product and all the overheads that come with like an actual physical product that you make in a factory. So it's capital intensive. So it's really hard, but we've grown steadily over the three years. So that's been a positive sign that people like the product. Everybody who tastes it, like really enjoys it. And so, yeah, we're, we, we go to farmer's markets, we're in stores, independent grocers all over the country, a lot, a couple here in Atlanta, of course, where we started out. Right. But, you know, we have stores in LA, New York, Philadelphia that, you know, carry our products. And right now we're just, you know, we, you know, talking about doing a lot of things, we're, we're kind of very similar. We both over tax our schedules.
"thompson" Discussed on Revision Path
"And so back to control rise, I was going into that pretty frequently. And so I kind of was just like, I was, that's why I was doing customer discovery a lot too. I was just kind of out in the field, you know, lots of lots of strangers. I was just asking people could interview them. It kind of ended up focusing on e-sports coaching. I was like, oh, you know what? Let me focus on e-sports coaching for this marketplace. E-sports was starting to kind of get some momentum. So people were really into it. It was a trendy topic. So I started doing like e-sports coaching workshops with some of these, e-sports houses around town. Like, there's a black owned one, four or four e-sports up in Doraville. Then another one, another black owned one was versus realm or e-sports arena. So I started doing like e-sports coaching sessions for like kids and it was like a marketplace. And I was building a new website for people to like to book coaches on the platform. You know, basically the idea that like, hey, you can train and with actual coaches and get better at the games that will allow you to become competitive in leagues or win competitions or even get scholarships, which was like a new thing, like school or giving away e-sports scholarships, right? E-sports was a sanctioned sport in high school. This is all in like 2018, 2019. So it was still very new, like all that, all this is out there. So I was doing these things around town, but like around the, it was moving, it was growing, but growing slowly. I think it was kind of maybe ahead of its times in a lot of ways. And like once kind of the pandemic hit and I kind of got into developer snags with developing the new website, like momentum for it kind of shifted. And I think a large part of that was that not momentum, just momentum on the side of things, taking their time to finish at the website. When I made the switch from this platform that was built around helping people with whatever their needs were to e-sports, I think a little bit of the passion went out of it. Not because I'm not a gamer. I do like playing video games. I'm a big fan of like civilization. Okay. I love them. I love a super smash brothers, but it's not my passion per se. I met people, even people who I would call my friends now in that world and that ecosystem. And you can tell, like when they talk about video games, like their whole soul lights up and that wasn't it for me. And I felt like, you know, I just wasn't passionate about the topic area. Coaching kids in e-sports wasn't what really lit me up versus the original idea where I was like kind of just helping people in a really human to human connection way, figure out things that they may not have been taught by like parents or people who are like mentors. So momentum for that kind of slowed down and then the pandemic hit and like it really slowed down. And the biggest lesson I learned, I guess, about entrepreneurship is that you really got to trust your gut.
A highlight from Eric Thompson
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A highlight from CARPE CONSENSUS: PayPal Steps Into the Stablecoin Game
"This is Carpe Consensus. Join hosts Ben Shiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson as they seize the world of crypto. Hello and welcome to Carpe Consensus. This is a podcast from the CoinDesk Podcast Network and I am Ben Shiller and welcoming today Cam Thompson. Hi Cam. How are you? It looks like you're on holiday. Yes. Well, not on holiday, just working remotely from another location. I am currently in Maine right now and it's very nice, very breezy, a little chillier up here, but I'm not complaining. You know, lots of lobster. Mmm, lobster, nice. Lobster for breakfast, lobster for lunch. Literally, lobster at every meal. So we've got a bumper packed show today. Danny Nelson is out. He's at a hackathon in Utah, which is a nice place to be this time of year as well. And then we're going to get to some big news in the world of crypto, which is the issuance of a new stablecoin backed by PayPal. We're going to talk about its very big news and we'll have David Morris, who's the chief columnist here at CoinDesk to talk about that a little later on. And let's get to that. OK, we're going to get to our next segment now, and we're joined by the great David Morris here, the chief columnist here at CoinDesk. Welcome, David. Hey, glad to be here, Ben. Good to have you. So we're going to get to the big news this week, which is a new stablecoin from PayPal. It's on Ethereum. It's USD backed and it's very big deal in crypto. PayPal has about four hundred and thirty five million customers. So this is seen as a big mainstreaming moment for crypto. What do you make of this, David? What are your big takeaways? Yeah, the implications of this are, I think, pretty big. I think there are a lot of questions that still remain to be answered about what PayPal's real motivation is here, what their business case is. But it's going to have, I think, pretty significant impacts, particularly on regulation, because I think this this does put a fire under people in terms of getting some kind of structure in place by which these things are supposed to operate. And I think there are some interesting possibilities from a consumer perspective, although I wonder about exactly how PayPal is going to get people to to use this versus their regular service and how those will interact. So lots, lots to discuss. Definitely. So David, about 30 minutes ago, you tweeted PayPal USD will be the most censored and seized centralized cryptocurrency of all time. What are your thoughts behind that? Yeah, well, I think this is a very important thing in the fact that I think it's not totally widely understood is one of the reasons I tweeted that thing is because, you know, everybody talking here, but maybe not all listeners know that not just Circle and USDC, but Tether, which is, you know, mysterious offshore entity. They still cooperate with governments when they get anti terrorism, anti money laundering notices asking that they block particular users. So there are, you know, pretty constant cases of censorship on Circle and Tether. I say PayPal will be the worst for two reasons. One is that PayPal already has a really established track record of being very quick with blocking people, seizing people's accounts, providing very little explanation, doing it for unclear reasons. And then second, I think that there will be probably a decent number of people who try and use this product in an illicit way thinking that it is uncensorable because it's crypto. And I wouldn't put it past PayPal that that is at least like part of their thinking here, not to say that it's part of their strategy or the reason they're doing it. But I think that they they must be aware that there will be a certain number of people who misuse this product thinking it's something that it's not. So that was what I was thinking there. So just to get on that kind of centralising point that you made, I mean, a lot of people are quick to say this is good for crypto. But I guess the question becomes, what do you mean by crypto? Because, you know, okay, if you have this stable coin, you can buy Bitcoin and Ethereum on PayPal with it. But it isn't necessarily an endorsement of an open source version of crypto, is it? I mean, a stable coin issued by a company like PayPal is not really crypto in the sense of, you know, what we mean by the Bitcoin white paper. Yeah, I mean, I think that we're in the territory now where there is a, you know, it's not just PayPal, there's a debate within the crypto community about what that means and what we're actually going for. And I think it's a legitimate debate at this point, because you do have fully decentralised, fully uncensorable things like Bitcoin. But stable coins are clearly a part of the ecosystem.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We have an obligation to care. Oh, exactly. You know, one of the good things that I want to say, Eric, is that I really believe that we are part of this pendulum swing that's coming back is not only on the political side and how God is beginning to bring righteousness and and justice back. But I think that there is a great spiritual release of goodness that's coming to the Kingdom of God. And I think that God's really moving people into a place to where I analogize that when Jesus was in the wilderness, trials, tribulations, all the things that he went through during that period of time, you know, the 40 days in the wilderness, that the Lord has been dealing with me, that we are coming out of the wilderness like Jesus. I'm talking about the body of Christ and those who are really spiritual warriors and really go for being released in the power of the Spirit. We're in a time of the power of the Spirit right now. And so that is changing individuals lives and is changing our nation in such significant ways right now. I want people to be encouraged if you're a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are coming out of the time of testing, trials, tribulations, which this last three years has been. The power of the Spirit of God is going to propel you into great things, not only in your own individual life, but also for our nation. And I think that's another part of this whole thing we're talking about, the restoration of Donald Trump to political office, all of these things. There's such a shift everywhere in America right now, and it's so encouraging. Well, so to reiterate, you are really hopeful and you're hearing from God. I know you well enough, Mike, that you hear from God. You don't blow smoke. You're not just saying this because it's a nice idea, but you sense this in the Spirit. And you're an encouragement to those who listen to you because you're saying this is what God is saying is happening. We can see some of it in the natural. There is tremendous darkness. And I want to be clear to folks. We're in a war. We're dealing with very dark forces, but in a sense, they've outed themselves. The evilness has become more evil, more manifest, more obviously evil to people who normally would just be going through life. They look around at the madness and they say, wait a minute, what is happening? Men can't become women.
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back. We're talking to Pastor Mike Thompson. His new book is Third Heaven Authority with a forward by Eric Metaxas. And I got to tell you, Pastor Mike, it's just a joy to know you personally and to get to introduce you to my audience because you've been such a real source of encouragement to me and to Suzanne. So you were just talking about that you believe firmly that it's God's will to call this nation back to himself, that we're on the verge of victories in that sense. Now, I never care how God does what he wants to do. That's the Lord's business. But has God shared with you whether Donald Trump would return to office? Because we are in a tremendous political battle right now. We know it's all spiritual ultimately, but is that something that you can talk about? And it doesn't matter what you say. I'm just curious. I believe that, well, two things. Number one is that God's hand is still on Donald Trump. Absolutely. I am a supporter of Donald Trump. So is my wife, CK, and those that are involved in this ministry and around. To say that God said beyond a shadow of a doubt that Donald Trump will be in office at the end of 2024, etc. I don't know that I can say that specifically, that God said. But what I can say is that God wants that. Absolutely. And one of the things that the Lord told me is that it's up to the body of Christ to pray him in. And, you know, when we talk about Trump, he does have the hand of the Lord on him. Some people say, well, well, others have the hand of the Lord on him. There are the candidates that are vying for the nomination and have the hand of the Lord. Everybody has the hand of the Lord on him. If they know Jesus Christ in the capacity of God is for them and they're in the kingdom, they're going. But when the hand of the Lord comes upon a person, there's a specific anointing. That anointing can be at times for a very specific function only. And so I believe that the anointing that God has placed on Donald Trump, which he told me in April of 2016, is for the office, for that work. And so I honestly believe that, yeah, he's going to make it to the presidency, but it's got to be with the prayers and the spiritual warfare of the body of Christ. Put him in there. OK, which is another reason I hope people will get a copy of Third Heaven Authority, because, folks, we need to be involved. We need to understand how this works. We need to understand how do I pray? If you follow Mike Thompson on YouTube, you begin to get a sense of that. But we need to be a part of this. This is not something that just happens because somebody said it's going to happen. God wants us to be involved. And I say that in my own capacity with my book, Letter to the American Church. God wants us all to be involved, to be doing everything we can.
"thompson" Discussed on Revision Path
"Now for this particular kind of type of design which is very specialized is very specialized. Said it's only been us three african americans they ever do in their stories ever been told. And i'm telling you. I'm gonna tell the story along with mine because they're a part of my story. If it wasn't for them i would not know what i know. I just what though. I understand how that works. And that's something that most artists need to be. Humble about as well is that it took someone to pour you for you. Pour out it. Took someone the poor out you know for you to pour out is folks might to pour into you into labor with you and show you how to get your craft to a certain point of expertise. Don't ever get than the vegetables. You're not you just be birth out great Took somebody to make you great. And that's something i will never forget. I remember dr thompson from high school. Who pushed me. I remember dr smith. I remember dr. Dr dr carter in college who pushed me. And i remember raleigh clearance. Who actually train. My job is journeyman. Who pushed me. All of them made me we got to. We can do to get you in the in the museum. We'll talk offline about this. Because i think even just that part that you said right there and learning about the history of how you had other like black banknote designers. That helped you out like. That's a story that everyone needs to know that everyone needs to know. Yeah now speaking of you know project. You're an artist outside of being a banknote designer so i wanna talk about that. There's a project that you finished just recently called colors that he'll can you talk about that man right. There was one of the most rewarding projects. I i just started teaching at. Pg college last year as Adjunct professor and i taught a class called art as therapy and what it was designed to do was to get people to slow down in their life and just pick up a paintbrush or a pencil and just relax so i actually taught that class that teach people how to use art as a therapeutical thing for their own life. Because it's always been therapy for me. And i turned it into a course and they did so well where. Pg college actually called me back that do it again. This year where. I'm going to be teaching families. You know which is going to be children and at the end there currents or how to just connect together as current signed or daughter round to be teaching them. How do are just relax. Inn actually tighten up their bond as parents Children but but point is i flipped it again because it's the same principle but colors that he'll was a project that.
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"I wanted to be a banknote designer. So i started as a police officer. I'm waiting for the apprenticeship to open. When it came open he applied. And that's ron got in. That's also clarence got into both of them. Technically police officers. When they first got in i came in right out of high school i was gonna ask. How did you did you. First learn about banknote design. I learn about that particular job from my father. My father actually was a silica maker for the actual printing presses at the bureau and i was in high school when he told me. And i you know at the high that suitland digital performing arts school you know under dr thompson at the time in this doty. They've really pushed us for four years to develop a portfolio so our portfolios when we graduated work equal to anyone at went to any art school it matter where scared or any pratt institute are or folios pretty much to just as equal as any college portfolio and that was their push started when we graduated from high school that we get into any college we wanted to or we could apply for. We could make pretty much. Cut it wherever job we will go into and they were correct. My portfolio was ready to go in applied and clearly at that time to bureau saw. They liked what they saw. And i got hired in the apprenticeship. Wow right out of high school you went into the apprenticeship so when you went to the university of the district you were doing these both at the same time. Yeah i'll tell you what's interesting about. That story is i was actually when i went there. I was under dr. Yvan qatar and doc yvonne carter is one of the she was african american woman and her art were was unbelievable. She was a contemporary artists. Pretty well known from research teams from the carolinas and she actually started teaching at the university of district columbia. She was the chairperson of our department. And i remember her sitting me down. She never yield. Raise their voice dr thompson and very calm voice but she had a way of talking to you really line you up real quick house right out of high school. Just got this job. And i came in her office. Pretty cocky as she sat me down. She says son no matter. How good you are. You always have to be ready to learn. She said that she said. Because if you go in cocky in life you'll miss a whole lot and that stung me. But she was so calm at all times and she was the one that pretty much tight me up her in dr smith and they took me under their wing when i was in college and really really made sure that the skills that i have from high school were homed for this particular job just as an artist in general they always taught me not. You know yes. That's a good great job but we want to develop as an artist that works. They're not someone desktop in the art to work here. What's up though was amazing and very right very was very true. They wanted me to be an outstanding artists outside of the platform of where. I was work outside of those two professors. Like what else do you really remember from your time going to university of the district of columbia thing i do remember and i remember ron and clarence telling me when i first got there to learn my history. Please larger black history. Because you're going to have to be two steps ahead of just in reality. Just have two steps ahead as african-american because we know about the racism within our country and it would just get me. Where eddie and being a spec- it got me ready. We have so many people that came up there to give speeches such dr van..
"thompson" Discussed on Revision Path
"I'm talking with brian thompson. An artist and journeyman banknote designer and the dmv area. Let's start the show all right. So tell us who you are and what you do. Name is brian thompson. I may senior jamming banknote designer. At the you're reading it pretty been there thirty two years thirty two years now saying now. I'm the old guy. I used to be a young guy at nineteen. I was the second youngest to be employed there. But now i'm the old guy. How has this year been going for you. So far it's been different because of the pandemic but the work is still intense and it still requires the same focus however you changed over the past year. Like other than any lessons that you've learned and this can be workwise or personal anything like that. Yes to take life. Was that never life seriously. But you have a better time looking at yourself in the mirror and looking at what you need to change. I think this is probably the most relaxed time i've ever had while working because i'm able to balance out you know. The different stresses and things and anxieties that come with work of this nature very intense. Upset this through interviews before that doing banknote design is like putting together the most difficult puzzle. You can put together in your life and on finding that i had an opportunity to look at every piece for change while being home working from home and away each piece and knowing that each piece of that hustle was more significant than ever. Before and now to that end. I know that you can't talk like directly about the work you're doing because that whole banknote design processes super top secret. Can you give just like a broad overview for our audience about the work that you do banked up design is a art form that i don't think people pay attention to they'll look at the mona lisa. They'll look at different pieces of artwork. That have been deemed as our. Yeah that's piece of artwork but when it comes down to currency they look at it as a volume or something that is used for spending or commerce a vehicle of commerce to buy and sale. It's it's just a form currency that's what it's forced by things with what if they ever stopped and before they when they get it in their pocket and look at art form. That's on near they will be blown away. There's so many intricate details that are put into currency designed than be paid attention to from the sculptural portrait. The live work that's ended the different colors the micro tax all of those different things it takes time to do is not only just the security but it's also for static point of view. Yeah i remember being a kid and really like i wouldn't necessarily say be in some money designed but like really looking and studying a bill and seeing how it's like design and put together because you're right. It has so many intricate little details. Of course you've got signatures and and you've got serial numbers on there but like some larger bills have a bit of a plastic strip that goes through it and even ask you know. Banknote designers changed here in the us. I've just always found it really fascinating. How much goes into the design of like a bill. That's really interesting. Yeah you know studying them. Different currencies all over the world. I see how..
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"News updates Mark Thompson program Good morning. I'm Brett Berk are we are assessing the damage from the overnight lightning storm that rolled through parts of the Bay Area almost a year to the day we experience the daytime red glow from fires caused by A lightning event The Chronicle is reporting There were 110 lightning ground strikes in the Bay Area overnight. One of them hit right in the middle of the scar site of the S C U Lightning complex fire in the South Bay. A neighbor and runner Park in the North Bay is reporting that a tree fell on his house and two of his cars after a lightning strike. Cal Fire says it had to divert crews from the cow door fire to battle overnight fires throughout El Dorado County. Fortunately, the rain helped put most of those out. In Sacramento, California lawmakers have approved more than $2 billion a new spending aimed at preventing wildfires. Lawmakers also okay $1.2 billion to address the drought and climate change. But Republicans criticized the lack of funding for more water size storage projects. Stephan Aisha Curries latest philanthropic effort involves a renovated school bus, making its way around the streets of Oakland. Their foundation eat, learn play fixed up the bus to provide quality meals and books to underserved kids at no charge. Foundation CEO Chris Helfrich says there's also a basketball hoop attached so kids can get some exercise. We put a lot of time and a lot of resources into this bus, and and we truly believe that kids deserve this. So we're excited to have this bus eventually out running 56 days a week across the city and meeting You know, meeting the community where they are. Helfrich tells the morning show with Nikki Maduro that eat learn. Play is partnering with charities across the city, including the Alameda County Food Bank. This news update is sponsored by Duck Duck. Go Protect your Privacy for free with duck, duck. Go! What is it? That makes you uniquely you? Well, duck duck Go doesn't think that's any of their business. And frankly, it shouldn't be the business of any tech company. Protect your privacy online for free with Duck duck, go. And we are tracking some congestion on KGO. In fact, it's on one on one, so.
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"Like me are careful. Never to refer to biden as president because he is not he was not elected by we the people so we're living in perfectly unprecedented times It would be very mild to call it a constitutional crisis. We're trying to navigate our way through this. You believe that. God is going to right the wrong of this election. I do i. Do you know the day after the election. I went to the lord. I said okay. Lord what's going on about this. And the lord took me into the spirit and i saw as as the spiritual realm opened up i saw up above me. A vision of a scale scale of justice you know had the upright cross beams to pans that were hanging down but there was a thumb on one of them and it was pulling down. We understand that. God abhors injustice. You know he wants a just wait and so it was pulled down. And then i heard the voice of the lord and he said there's a thumb on the scale and it is robbery and then he followed up by saying give moses time to work when he said give moses time to work instinctively just on the inside understood. He was talking about the laws in the court of heaven. And how it's working give it time to work because it was talking about spiritual law and then how it superimposes itself over the laws in the courts of man show. I've been giving it time to work. I know that it's robbery. That's what the lord told me. And my wife she k- she even got it before. I did the night before she turned to me and she said this is a stolen election. Something's wrong something's going on right. I said yes so That's what we're waiting for. A lot of people think that. We're in denial or you know we're crazy or what i know god shed and so i'm willing to wait but i'm also willing to pray i'm also willing to prophesy decree and of follow up my faith with my feet in with my action and i do it in the spiritual realm. None of these things. I mean there are natural things. We understand eric that we have to do. There's a legal system. There's voting you know all those requirements upon us but in the spiritual realm. My primary responsibility is to pray. Pray moves heaven and earth. Prayer is what changes things because of the authority that god has given to us and the church of the lord. Jesus christ have. This has the greatest spiritual authority on earth. Unfortunately there are so many people that don't understand that in so many christians that don't pray but it's an imperative for ush. There are many christians who believe watching fox. News moves the heart of god. That's not scriptural. You've got to pray you've shared a lot of things we're going to drag you over into our to if we can Was there more to this division that you had that you can share when we come back or was that it and we'll unpack it all impact a little bit. There's a little bit more. Yeah well this is its powerful stuff. You have said that. God's hand is on donald trump and that he has a future. You said that. God said that to you. And if god didn't say that to you. I don't think you would say that he did. That's why you're on this program. So we'll be right back folks and talking to mike thompson. Stick around for our two. Don't go away and then..
"thompson" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"For a minute. And then i began to hear those sounds coming up. I just realized we've gone over the a lot of time. We're gonna be right back folks and we'll that might keep talking down. This thoughts and talking to mike thompson might please continue where you just left off. Lord wants to take down the deception. And he wants to remove that. There's so much so much lies fabrications. That are occurring not only the politics in the united states. And obviously that's the thing that we have to look at here eric. That's why took me to washington dc because of the capital because of the nationalism. Everything that that's happening in our country is that god has a plan and a purpose for america and that plan and purpose is good. it's righteousness itch justice. There's been too much pulling to the far left too much control by the far right. And lord wants to develop. I think that i would say the covenant that he established in the founding of america because he wants destiny to rain. So i spoke prophecy. I spoke truth. I spoke justice into the atmosphere. Just as the lord had spoken to me to do so when that happened i saw a greater activity of the angels begin to transpire. They were moving all around washington. Dc eric exactly. What all that means how. It's all gonna play out what it is that they're going to do. But i do know that about five and a half six months ago. Lord spoke to me about a tearing in washington. Dc vision a tearing. Yeah in this vision. He took me to washington. Dc and he showed me politicians. There were many of them. Those in the su- administration right at this particular point others many where there was a tearing their clothes. It would occur in their shirt or their blouse should their pants their skirt and the tears would be like two to four inches. They start at the top and they would go down towards the bottom and the symbolism of that i think was important because it meant from heaven earth. It was like the tearing of the veil. When jesus was crucified and then parts of their skin would be exposed and that exposing was what god was beginning to show me at that point that as we proceeded that there would be greater exposing not just exposing. But something done about it. And that's why the angels in the vision. That i had just a few days. Ago is so important. The army of angels because something was being done about it. We can't see everything that's happening behind the scenes. You see my My gift is to see what's going on in the spiritual realm and then report it to the body of christ so that they can see those kind of things and have hope and have a sense of direction and purpose. The prophecy never ever ever exalts itself above the word of god So we always match. According to what god is saying but one of the things we have to understand is even though that the holy spirit will never violate the word of god. The holy spirit doesn't mind violating our interpretation and misunderstanding of the word of god Because he is god and so what he's doing is he's moving. There is a great revival. That is happening right now. Airy this is we are. On the verge. We're on the coast of something that is just changing like that. Some away. say you've said that many times of people listen to you and it's deeply encouraging and one of the reasons i want to have you on is because i want my audience to be as encouraged as have been that in the midst of this darkness. God says hold on. I'm not done with america because many people that seem to think it's over when the end times it's over you know rates to run into the caves but that's not what god has been saying to. You know others evil in the world there always has been always will be until the second coming of the lord. Jesus christ i mean we understand those things but there is victory also in the bible it talks about in the last days their scriptures in the new testament where the apostle paul particularly was talking about in the last days and he explains how that there would be all this kind of evil and lawlessness. Lawlessness is a good word. Apostle paul love to talk about lawlessness. He talked about this present evil age and connected that with lawlessness. How that the entire mass of human thinking devoid of the reality and the truth of god and the revelation of the holy spirit in our life produces a mindset in humanity to where they they don't believe in god and not follow after the morals of god and thereby there's a lawlessness that occurs spiritual lawlessness. We've seen recently. A lot of physical lawlessness legal lawlessness. If you will and But the holy spirit also inspired in the book of acts where on the day of pentecost when the holy spirit came and he moved in any birth the church and then they questioned the people around the heard him speaking tongues. They saw the tong tongues of fire on the people's heads it all that was going. They were praising god they were magnifying. God in people that were watching questioned that and so the first great sherman there where peter said that this is that that joel prophesy and he said in the last day jobs i will pour out of my spirit. So if the bible at the new testament says in the last days there will be lawlessness. It also says in the last days. I will pour out of my spirit. I'm saying that the antidote that you're for the lawlessness is the outpouring of the holy spirit is about revival spiritual awakening. We're in a new christian era right. At this point that i can sense. I realized the span of the age of grapes from the resurrection of jesus to his second coming that there is a level playing field that it all works with the salvation of got but there is repetitive cycles within that to where the holy spirit has new revivals new outpourings new refreshing and we are in one. I don't care what it looks like in the natural realm. I've seen it in the spiritual realm. I have seen the glory of god. Coming there is a rainbow glory of god. That is moving into the earth right now and people are being shaved and filled with the holy spirit. There's hope there's hope there's hope We're gonna We're gonna hang on to you For a couple more segments folks. Don't go away please. do go to eric. Metaxas dot com. Sign up for my newsletter. So we can send you these videos and you can share them. We all need to share the hope because these are tough times. We'll be right back. Welcome back. I'm talking to mike thompson word of life world outreach dot org mike you have said that god has told you that the election was.
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"To have you with us on cage away 10. Mark Thompson here and we're gonna Get into a bizarre story and a bizarre reaction. We're gonna get into it right now in a mini Stories in this guy stories from the sky where first birds Roger. Roger, What's our Vector? Victor? Enough is enough. I've had it with these monkey blank slates on this money to Friday, right? Everybody stop it! Well, apparently being of that D C riot. Taking over the capital has not paid dividends. For many of those attending they flew in, and that's why I said, you know, there is money behind them a lot of their travel and getting to the riot and the insurrection. And the quote protest. Lot of that was Underwritten Told you the story about Clarence Thomas's wife. There's other big money in it. But now It looks as though many may end up on a no fly list. In Washington. They arrived But in Washington, they stayed. In some cases because all of a sudden they were ending up on no fly lists of various airlines. Here was the reaction of one pro trump protester. Every one of you told me.
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"Play K G O a 10 once again, Here's Mark Thompson. Yeah, it's 2021. What up everybody. Mark Thompson, did you Thanks again to then Ashley from Channel seven. He was hanging out here while I was away. There wasan a little bit of old business on the text line, which is 415 80 88 10 Dear Mark and fresh face producer Albert. Can you do something about turning down the volume on Mark? Yeah, very nice. You know, I didn't realize it was that kind of support. Was that texture being sarcastic? It's kind of hard. I listened on the radio to kgo 8 to 12 hours a day. Wow, That's very impressive. Also, I want to say yeah. Um and I'd like to keep it set at a normal volume. However, when Mark comes on, I have to turn it down so low Because he's so gosh darn loud, nobody turns marked alot. Please don't use the words. Gosh darn When you call you took. You know it's tax. You couldn't be a zoo out there as you wanna be. Thanks for your assistance, they say, um They I will work on that. I think also from the 831415 80 88 10 of the town just texted. Think fester is a deniable word as 80 deniable word. Unless he was referring to Uncle Fester. Do you think fester? I was saying that the virus will fester in parts of the world. Don't know if that's an s A T word fester. Already borderline. I think I'm sorry. Somebody else says seditious gets the dick. Yeah, seditious is I used I I talked about the Trump conversation. And the GOP support. For what Trump is. Petitioning for which is overturning the legitimate results of an election. I talked about that a seditious Seditious is Yeah, That's an s A T word, So, Yeah, You're right. Very nice. So thank you. Our fester is borderline, though. Thank you for catching and we're just not going to give it the ding. Um From the 7 to 7. Yeah, the text line is due. The most remote people in the world know what a pandemic is. Our Amazonian isolates more at risk of covert from health care workers or perhaps even the vaccine. We're not talking about Amazonian isolates. We're talking about people who live in Pakistan in industrialized nations. Okay, These are not the most isolated people.